Archive for June, 2011

Rizal Repainted

The newly-repainted Rizal Statue at City Plaza beams with pride and hope after the successful “Pintakasi para kan Pepe” community outreach activity spearheaded by the City Government of Catbalogan in coordination with Liga ng mga Barangay Catbalogan City Chapter, Sangguniang Kabataan City Federation, Waray-Waray Youth Advocates (WARAYA) and all those who extended their time and efforts that made the initiative a success!

Cheers to Catbalogan City!
Cheers to Dr. Jose P. Rizal on his 150th Birth Anniversary!


Pintakasi para kan Pepe

Pintakasi para kan Pepe: Rizal Plaza Clean-up and Rizal Statue Repainting
June 20, 2011

An activity of the City Government of Catbalogan in partnership with Liga ng mga Barangay Catbalogan City Chapter, Sangguniang Kabataan City Federation, and Waray-Waray Youth Advocates (WARAYA).


On a glaring monday morning, the City Government of Catbalogan initiated an activity to clean out its backyard and repaint an edifice that is historically unique and culturally essential.

Although the 150th Birth Anniversary of our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal was last Sunday June 19, LGU-Catbalogan made use of the declared Non-Working Holiday Monday for the said activity for better coordination with various organizations were majority was with their families during the Sunday Father’s Day. With that consideration, it gave the organizers ample time to gather assistance from various ends.

From the title of the activity “Pintakasi para kan Pepe”, it was a concerted “bayanihan” effort from the government along with representatives from different sectors of our community. The activity was personally attended by City Mayor Coefredo “Tekwa” Uy, City Councilor Hon. Stephany Uy-Tan, various Barangay Captains of the different barangays in the city through ABC City Federation President Hon. Edward M. Uy, various Sangguniang Kabataan Chairs through SK Federation President Hon. Dexter M. Uy, members of a local youth group WARAYA or Waray-Waray Youth Advocates, as well as various city employees, majority of which from the City General Services Office through Engr. Rico Macabare.

The Rizal Statue at the City Plaza is considered a priceless treasure and a historic structure not only for the City Government but most especially for all Catbaloganons. It has been a standing agenda of the current administration to protect, preserve, and promote Catbalogan’s rich cultural traditions.

Hope blooms on Floral Arrangement Training

For a long time now, the local floral trade has been limited to the selling of freshly cut stems. The business is usually at its peak season during the months of November, for the All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day; and in February for the Valentine’s Day, leaving the vendors with lean sales for the rest of the year. In order to fill this gap, the Ornamental Producers’ Cooperative requested the Local Government Unit (LGU) for a training so that they can diversify from mere growing and selling of flowers to floral arranging and design.

In response to this, the LGU’s City Cooperatives Office (CCO) conducted a Basic Training on Floral Arrangement last May 30 until June 1, 2011. It was expected that the training will enable the participants to repackage the products according to a variety  of occasions and depending on the preference of their clients. Having this skill is likely to create more demand for their business throughout the year instead of them being solely dependent on the two aforementioned occassions. Read the rest of this entry »

LGU, DSWD launches Cash for Work/Training Program

Over 2,800 small scale farmers and fisherfolks were chosen to be beneficiaries of the Cash for Work/Training Program being initiated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Regional Office 8 in coordination with the City Government of Catbalogan. They were present during the program’s launching last May 31 at the City Hall lobby.

The Cash for Work/Training Program aims to augment the income of small scale fisherfolks and farmers during lean months. For a total of eleven (11) days, the beneficiaries will be given a cash assistance of 219 pesos daily in exchange for 4 days of training on disaster preprared and risk reduction and 7 days of work that has to do with disaster preparedness, risk reduction and rehabilitation in communities that were affected by previous calamities. Read the rest of this entry »