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 the City Mayor

 

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July 1, 2015

 

Maupay nga aga ha aton nga tanan!

Ginseselebrar naton ini nga okasyon nga mayda upod nga paghinumdum ha aton mga nakab-utan parti ha nutrisyon han naglabay nga tuig. Naipresenta ko na ini nga aton mga accomplishments ha akon State of the City Address dida han naglabay nga bulan, pero karuyag ko unta balikan na liwat ini nga mga achievements nga upod kamo nga nagin kabulig ko ha panlimbasog para matuman an masunod nga resulta:

An pagdugan ha kadamo han kabataan nga mayda normal nga timbang tikang, 10, 790 dida han 2013 ngada ha 11,985 ha 2014.

An pag-iban ha kabataan nga underweight tikang 1,640 dida han 2013 ngada ha 1,241 ha 2014.

Labis han nga tanan, an usa ha aton mga importante nga nahimo ha parti han nutrisyon ngan panlawas, an pag-ubos han numero han kabataan nga severely underweight tikang 777 han 2013 ngada ha 192 pag-abot han tuig 2014.

 

Kun kikitaon, baga hin makuri tuuron nga nahimo naton ini nga tanan, pero pinaagi han iyo bulig ug suporta, an imposible, nagin posible.

Gin-utro ko liwat ini nga aton mga achievements para ipahinumdom kun ano an puydi naton mahimo ngan makab-utan kun hi kita magkakaurusa. Labi na, kay para hini nga tuig, bag-o na liwat nga problema parti han nutrisyon an aton aatubangon. Ini an obesity o pagkamay-ada hin timbang nga sobra pa ha ginkikinahanglan para ha maupay nga panlawas han usa nga tawo.

Han naglabay nga tuig, aton gintagan han duon an kabataan nga kulang an timbang. Para hini, nagin instrumento naton an pagdumara han mahugot nga supplemental feeding ngan weight monitoring para masolbar an problema hiunong han malnutrisyon. Para yana nga tuig, aton naman tatagan duon an mga nasobra ha timbang. Amo ini an mensahe han aton selebrasyon yana pinaagi han tema nga “Timbang iwasto sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo”.

For this new challenge, we will be banking on what we have started with teaching about proper nutrition and complement it with the instilling of discipline and the importance of exercise as the keys to good health. But this is easier said than done.

Para masolbar ini nga problema, manginginahanglan na liwat kita han pagkaurusa han pwersa han durudilain nga sektor tikang eskwelahan, lokal nga panggobyernuhan ngan komunidad. Labis han nga tanan, importante an partisipasyon han pamilya. Kay an disiplina ha pagkaon, an pagobserbar han sakto nga nutrisyon ngan importansya han maupay nga panlawas ha pagkamay-ada han maupay nga pangabuhi, ini nga tanan matikang dida mismo ha panimalay.

With our recent victory still fresh in my memory, and our joined forces today, I am positive that we will also overcome this problem. So starting today, let us all buckle down to work. Let us channel all our ideas towards the eradication of this problem. I look forward to another time when we will view this as another achievement to be celebrated upon and I am certain that that moment is a possibility.

HAPPY NUTRITION MONTH!

Thank you and good day to all!

DTI opens Negosyo Center in Catbalogan City

Department of Trade and Industry – Samar opened its second Negosyo Center with the launching of a local branch here in Catbalogan last July 3, Friday. It opened a day after the City of Calbayog opened its own.

The ceremony was attended by Mayor Hon. Stephany Uy-Tan, Vice Mayor Art Sherwin Gabon, DTI Provincial Director Meilou Cinco-Macabare, DTI Regional Director Cynthia R. Nierras, SCCI President Mr. Ariel D. Donceras, City Department Heads, associations, and the business sector.

Macabare said Negosyo Centers aim for the development of the countryside by boosting its Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The centers would not only ease the process for acquisition of government-issued permits and certificates but would also serve as an advisory entity and provide access to financial institutions for MSMEs’ loan applications.

An MSME Development Council is to be formed and to be comprised of both public and private individuals. The council will oversee the operations of the Negosyo Center and ensure that it fulfills its mandate to the people.

The creation of Negosyo Centers is in compliance of Republic Act No. 10644 also known as the “Go Negosyo Act” authored by Senator Paolo Benigno “BAM” Aquino IV and approved on July 15, 2014.

(Article by Kim Mervin Labagala; Photos by Michael Balan)

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Catbalogan ALS students march with diplomas

215 students of the Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education (DepEd) graduated the program last July 02, 2015 at the City Plaza along with their proud parents and teachers.

“Ini nga Alternative Learning System an usa han aton mga pitad para madugngan pa an potensyal han aton mga igkasi-Catbaloganon nga waray maka-eskwela o waray makatapos han ira pag-eskwela. Para ha mga out-of-school youths, makakabulig ini ha iyo para mahingada kamo ha school level nga iksakto para ha iyo idad.” Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan shares during her speech as Guest of Honor.

The Alternative Learning System (ALS) is a ladderized, modular non-formal education program in the Philippines for dropouts in elementary and secondary schools, out-of-school youths, non-readers, working Filipinos and even senior citizens.

(Photos by Michael Balan)

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City facilitates dialogue about the recent vehicular accident

A dialogue was convened at the Mayor’s Office of Catbalogan City Hall last July 02, 2015, with regards to the fatal vehicular accident which happened last July 1 (Wednesday) at Kilometer 1, Barangay 13, City of Catbalogan.

Based on the Police Blotter, the accident was between an Isuzu Chiller Van Truck of the Alwendas Incorporated and a Honda TMX Motorized Cab driven by Joselito B. Panican.

Present at the dialogue were the families of the 4 casualties and 7 injured passengers. While the Alwendas Incorporated was represented by Atty. Ronelito Ticoy and other company stockholders.

The talk centered on the families’ appeals for financial help and clarifications with regards to the accident, as well as the company’s offer of assistance. The city government, represented by City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, Vice Mayor Art Sherwin L. Gabon, Ms. Nida R. Aroza of CSWDO, and City Legal Officer Aileen T. Forteza, for its part, offered financial help to the families affected.

(Article by Kim Mervin Labagala; Photos by Michael Balan)

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Nutrition Month Launching – Catbalogan I District

City celebrates National Disaster Consciousness Month

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the whole country in celebrating the National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme “Pamilya at Pamayanang Handa, Katuwang sa Pag-unlad ng Bansa”.

The celebration is in connection with Presidential Executive Order No. 137 that designates the month of July as National Disaster Consciousness Month in order to heighten public awareness on the importance of disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness.

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Catbalogan City celebrates 2015 Nutrition Month

Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan and City Vice Mayor Art L. Gabon took the lead in the launching of the 2015 Nutrition Month celebration last July 01, 2015 at Catbalogan V District Elementary School.

“Han naglabay nga tuig, aton gintagan han duon an kabataan nga kulang an timbang. Para hini, nagin instrumento naton an pagdumara han mahugot nga supplemental feeding ngan weight monitoring para masolbar an problema hiunong han malnutrisyon. Para yana nga tuig, aton naman tatagan duon an mga nasobra ha timbang. Amo ini an mensahe han aton selebrasyon yana pinaagi han tema nga “Timbang iwasto sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo”. For this new challenge, we will be banking on what we have started with teaching about proper nutrition and complement it with the instilling of discipline and the importance of exercise as the keys to good health. But this is easier said than done.” Mayor Step shares.

Official Reports of the July 01 Vehicular Accident

Reports are from the City Health Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and Philippine National Police Catbalogan.

City celebrates Nutrition Month

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the month-long celebration of the 2015 Nutrition Month with the theme “Timbang iwasto sa Tamang Nutrisyon at ehersisyo”.

Series of activities are being coordinated by the City Nutrition Council in coordination with various local and national agencies along with people’s organization and socio-civic groups.

Happy Nutrition Month!

City’s Manaragat Festival showcased on 2015 Pintados Kasadyaan

It was another first for Catbalogan City as they performed on the stage of Pintados Kasadyaan in Tacloban City last June 27, 2015 as Guest Contingent staging our very own Manaragat Festival featuring Tribu Katbalaugan’s fresh win from the Aliwan Fiesta 2015 performance.

Heading our contingent was no less than City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan along with City Councilor Jeffrey Uy.

Viva Señor Santo Niño!
Viva Señor San Bartolome!
Viva Catbalogan City!