Discover the City of Catbalogan! A mouth-watering cuisine... The colorful tradition and festivities... Embark on an exhilirating adventure... Indulge the perfect bliss of calm and comfort... And a bit of everything...
Discover the City of Catbalogan!1 A mouth-watering cuisine...2 The colorful tradition and festivities...3 Embark on an exhilirating adventure...4 Indulge the perfect bliss of calm and comfort...5 And a bit of everything...6

A message from City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan

 

13570330_10208471627685794_1221377222_o

Mensahe para sa ika Isang Daan at Dalawpung Taon ng ating Kalayaan

June 12, 2018; City Plaza

 

Sa ating mga kagalang – galang na mga halal na opisyal. (Mention all present key officials who are present) Pinagpipitagang mga bisita (Mention all guests), kapwa ko mga kawani ng gobyerno, mga estudyante. Mga minamahal kong Catbaloganon, Isang Mapagpalayang araw sa ating lahat!

Lubos po akong nagagalak at nasisiyahan na tayo ay muling nagsama – sama para sa pagdiriwang ng ika isang daan at dalawampung taon ng ating kalayaan.

Ang araw na ito ay puno ng pagpupunyagi para gunitain ang makasaysayang araw kung saan iwinagayway ni Presidente Emilio Aguinado ang ating watawat sa kanyang bahay sa Kawit, Cavite. Ito ay naging simula ng ating pansamantalang kalayaan.

Bakit po nasabi kong pansamantalang kalayaan? Payagan niyo akong mag balik – tanaw sa mga nangyari sa mga panahong iyon. Kung ating sasariwain ang mga nangyari sa ating kasaysayan, ating mapagtatanto na hindi naman talaga tayo naging totoong malaya sa araw na iyon. Naging malaya nga tayo sa mapag abusong kamay ng mga Kastila, pero tayo naman ay napailalim sa mga Amerikano sa pamamagitan ng Kasunduan sa Paris. Makalipas ang apat naput walong taong, noong Hulyo apat Isang libo siyam na raan apat naput anim, nakamtan natin ang ating kalayaan sa pamamagitan ng Batas Tydings – McDuffie.

Sa pamamagitan ng Republic Act 4166, inilipat ang araw ng ating kalayaan mula Hulyo apat hanggang Hunyo labindalawa.

Maaring ang araw na ito ay ordinaryo lamang para sa iba, ngunit sa puso ng bawat Pilipino, ito ay mayroong makabulohang parte sa ating pagka Pilipino.  Ang ating tinatamasang kalayaan ay bunga ng pagsasakripisyo ng buhay ng ating mga ninuno. Kaya nararapat lang na tayo ay magdiwang.

Subalit totoo ngabang ating naisasabuhay ang totoong diwa ng kalayaan? Masasabi ba nating tayo ay totoong malaya? Kung ako po ang tatanungin, dapat ang kalayaan ay mayroong kaagapay na pagkakaisa. Pagkakaisa sa mithiin at pagkakaisa sa damdamin. Tahasan po nating mababasa at makikita sa mga balita ang pagaaway ng magkabilang grupo ng sumusuporta at tumutuligsa sa ating Pangulo. Hindi po maiiwasan na tayo ay pumuna kung mayroon mang kamalian pero sana ay hindi tayo gumamit ng dahas at masasakit na salita. Isipin po natin na sa bawat masakit na salitang ating ipinupukol sa ating kapwa, ay mayroong kapwa Pilipinong masasaktan.

Dito man sa ating lungsod, mayroon din tayon mga pinagdadaanan. Hindi man po perpekto ang inyong lingkod bayan, hinding hindi ko naman pababayaan ang aking katungkulan na maglingkod as inyong lahat. Maaaring meron akong pagkukulang bilang inyong alkalde, ako po ay taus pusong humihingi ng pang unawa.Nawa’y tayo ay magkaisa sa ating mga adhikaing maging mas maunlad pa ang ating lungsod.

Ayon pa nga sa pambansang tema ng pagdiriwang na ito, “Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Para sa Masaganang Kinabukasan”, maraming pagbabago na ang ating pinagdaanan bilang isang pamayanan. Mula sa isang munting bayan hanggang sa naging sentro ng kalakalan at komersyo sa buong isla ng Samar hanggang ating nakamit ang matagal na nating mithiin na maging isang lungsod.

Ngayong ating nakamit na ito, ako ay patuloy na humihingi ng supporta sa bawat isa. Marami pang pwedeng marating ang ating lungsod kung patuloy tayong magkakaisa bilang isang pamayaan na may pagmamahal sa ating lupang sinilangan. Nandyan na ang mga plano at inisyatibong ating nasimulan. Iwasan na muna natin ang ating mga personal na interes at mas isipin natin ang ikabubuti at ikagiginhawa ng mga nakararami. Itigil na natin ang pagkakawatak wakatak. Itigil na natin ang paghuhusga at mapanirang salita, bagkus imulat natin ang diwa ng pagkakaisa at pagmamahal sa bayan na siyang magiging buklod upang ating makamtan ang masaganang kinabukasan.

Asahan niyo po ang aking patuloy, buong puso, tapat at may paninindigan na paglilingkod sa bawat Catbaloganon.

Muli, maligayang Araw ng ating Kalayaan! Mabuhay ang bansang Pilipinas! Mabuhay ang lahing Pilipino!

Maraming Salamat Po, at isang mapagpalayaang araw sa ating lahat!

 

 

2018 Literary Postcard-making Contest on Jose Rizal and Philippine Independence

Calling all amateur artists and hobbyists to join the literary postcard-making contest entitled “Mga Hulagway ngan Siday tikang ha Catbalogan: A Literary Postcard-making Contest about Jose Rizal and the Philippine Independence”.

This is being organized by the City Government of Catbalogan through the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) in celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence on June 12, 2018 and the 157th Birth Anniversary of Jose Rizal on June 19, 2018.

There will be three divisions according to age of the participant at the time of submission:

– Division A (7-12 years old)
– Division B (13-16 years old)
– Division C (17-21 years old)

Prizes at stake for Division A and B are P3,000 with plaque of recognition (1st Place); P2,000 with plaque of recognition (2nd Place); and
P1,000 with plaque of recognition (3rd Place).

Prizes at stake for Division C are P5,000 with plaque of recognition (1st Place); P3,000 with plaque of recognition (2nd Place); and P2,000 with plaque of recognition (3rd Place).

Participant’s Information Form is available at the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) located at Captivating Catbalogan Center (2nd Floor AUB) from 8AM-5PM, from Monday to Friday and on Facebook. But the poster board must be picked up at the office to ensure uniformity and control.

The Participant’s Information Sheet, guidelines, person to contact and other details of the contest are available on the link below:

https://drive.google.com/…/19gxZznNsxqYmjjycVJnqCfM8F…/view…

#catbalogancity #postcard #kalayaan2018 #siday #hagsi#independenceday #captivatingcatbalogan #teamtourism #june2018#stepforwardcatbalogan #kulturakatbalogan

 

 

Katiglugaring Vlogging Independence in 120 seconds

In celebration of the 120th Philippine Independence this June 12, 2018, the City Government of Catbalogan through the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) is organizing a short video-making contest dubbed as “Katiglugaring: Vlogging Independence in 120 seconds” anchored on this year’s theme “Kalayaan 2018: Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan”.

Interested amateur vloggers and video-making enthusiasts of Catbalogan City are invited to join the contest and prizes at stake are the following:

1st Place: P7,000 with plaque of recognition;
2nd Place: P5,000 with plaque of recognition;
3rd Place: P3,000 with plaque of recognition.

Participants may submit the entries through email at captivatingcatbalogan@gmail.com, or by personally delivering the file to the CTCAI Office at Captivating Catbalogan Center (2’d Floor AUB) on or before 5:00 PM of June 10, 2018. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

The Participant’s Information Sheet, guidelines, person to contact and other details of the contest are available on the link below:

https://drive.google.com/…/1ZnF0QG_svJ_EMJTh3eUoAAcxb…/view…

#catbalogancity #vlogger #kalayaan2018 #independenceday#captivatingcatbalogan #teamtourism #june2018#stepforwardcatbalogan

15th Manaragat Festival this August 2018

Exactly 80 days from now will be the start of the much-awaited Manaragat Festival: Month-long City Fiesta Celebration, which now is on its 15th year since its first installment in 2004.

The whole month of August has always been a festive month for Catbalogan City, celebrating the feast day of Patron Saint, Señor San Bartolome and highlighting the cultural identity of manaragat that relies on the rich bounties of Maqueda Bay.

Karisyo Katbalogan!
(Photo and Article by Ador Hurtado)

 

DILG deadline for new SK officials

Today, May 16, 2018 is the deadline for our newly-elected Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials to visit the DILG Provincial/City/Municipal Offices for the SK Mandatory Training.

(Photo by DILG Philippines)

#catbalogancity #bske2018 #sangguniangkabataan #halalan2018 #sk#kasugbongkatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!

#catbalogancity #happymothersday #kasugbongkatbalogan#captivatingcatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan

Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections 2018

Buwas, (Lunes) May 14, 2018 pagbubuhaton an 2018 Barangay & Sangguniang Kabataan Elections ha bug-os nga nasod Pilipinas.

Ayaw kahingalimot pagbutos buwas kay katungod mo iton ug imo butos an makakapabag-o han kada tagsa naton nga mga barangay!

(Photo by DILG Philippines)

Zero Casualty reported after the fire incident at Barangay 06

As reflected in the report issued by the Catbalogan Central Fire Station, there were NO CASUALTIES, FATALITIES or INJURIES reported relative to the fire incident that started at around 02:37 AM and was declared fire out by 05:54 AM with an estimated damage of more or less P6,000,000.00 involving residents of Barangay 06 Poblacion at pier uno area.

#catbalogancity

 

Fire incident displaces nearly 300 families at Barangay 06

In an emergency meeting this morning, City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan convened a joint meeting of the Catbalogan City Disaster Risk Reduction & ManagementCouncil (CDRRMC) and the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) to discuss the intervention to be made regarding the early morning fire incident at Barangay 06 Pier Uno.

No casualties, fatalities and injuries were reported and nearly 300 families were affected by the said incident wherein some 58 families are currently temporarily relocated at identified evacuation centers in the city.

The city government are facilitating the immediate release of assistance to affected families and individuals while partner agencies and groups are generating support and donations for the said cause.

For more information, you inquire at the Office of the City Mayor at (055) 543-8000 or visit the internal command post positioning now at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Session Hall, 2nd floor of city hall building.

#catbalogancity

Catbalogan celebrates 2018 Heritage Month

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the nation in celebrating the whole month of May as National Heritage Month (NHM).

The annual conduct of NHM is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 439 s. 2003, in recognition of the need to create among the people a consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of Filipino cultural history.

This year’s theme is “Pambansang Pagkakaisa Para sa Pamana” (National Unity for Heritage), which is geared towards highlight the unifying force of a common heritage as a nation and underscore the need for national unity to ensure that such heritage is preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.

In connection, LGU-Catbalogan City through the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) is set to convene the Local Culture and Arts Council (LCAC) in preparation for the upcoming Charter Month on June and the Manaragat Festival on August.

Traysikol or tricycle as Catbalogan City’s main transportation is set to be launched as a mini-festival in June to promote eco-mobility as a sustainable means of getting around and most especially to instill awareness and appreciation among Catbaloganons of traysikol as a source of cultural identity and resilience.

This is Catbalogan’s contribution to heritage preservation in ensuring that current generation respects local culture while future generation gets to enjoy it as a source of pride and identity.

(Photo by National Commission for Culture and the Arts; Article by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #nhm2018 #parasapamana #may2018#tagapangalagangpamana #captivatingcatbalogan #kulturakatbalogan#teamtourism #stepforwardcatbalogan

Catbalogan celebrates Philippines’ Month of the Ocean (MOO) 2018

May is celebrated annually in the Philippines as the Month of the Ocean (MOO) by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57 issued in 1999.

The observance of the MOO aims to highlight the importance and significance of conservation, protection, and sustainable management of Philippine coastal and marine resources.

This year’s theme, “STAND UP, SAVE OUR REEFS” emphasizes the cause and effect relationship of our actions towards the environment and the ecosystem services and goods that the oceans provide to create a flourishing community.

In light of the current issues in our coral reefs, we are also highlighting the need to make a stand and save our front line barriers against coastal calamities.

Moreover, this 2018 is celebrated as the International Year of the Reef (IYOR), which aims to increase awareness and understanding of coral reefs, and to further conserve and manage valuable coral reefs and associated ecosystems.

(Photos by the Official Gazette of the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines and DENR)

http://ncr.denr.gov.ph/…/87-regional-articles-defa…/300-moto

#MOO #MOO2018 #monthoftheocean #may2018 #catbalogancity#stepforwardcatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan #manaragat#kasugbongkatbalogan #IYOR2018Ph #IYOR2018 #TogetherForOurReefs

Search