Archive for November, 2011

City is set to celebrate Christmas with Lights and Songs

The City Government of Catbalogan gears up for the upcoming 2011 Christmas Festival with the theme “Ha Pasko may Pagkaurusa, Paglipay ngan Pagpapasalamat!”

Christmas is about the season of giving, sharing and most of all thanksgiving for the blessings received. It is on this light that the City Government will open the month of December with much light and spirit with the Ceremonial Lighting of the City Christmas Tree on the eve of November 30, 2011 at the City Plaza.

Moreover, a Christmas Carol Singing Contest dubbed as “Panarit Pamasko” tentatively set on December 16, 2011 has been organized to enliven the warm season of Christmas. The contest is open to any groups of 15 – 30 members separately categorized into either those aging 18 years old and below and 19 years old and above. For more details, please find the guidelines below.

From weekly shows to contests and other gleeful activities, let us share the meaning of Christmas and the blessings to all Catbaloganons.

City receives Garbage Trailers from SCCI

Samar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. recently turned-over two (2) units of Garbage Trailers to the City Government of Catbalogan in support of its “Clean and Green Program”.

Official turn-over was done at City Hall Lobby on November 11, 2011 and was represented by Mr. Titus Dano, Acting President of SCCI; City Mayor Coefredo “Tekwa” Uy in behalf of LGU-Catbalogan. Other witnesses were Engr. Meilou Macabare of DTI-Samar, other SCCI Board Members and Officers, City Councilors and other Department Heads of the City.

Engr. Macabare of DTI-Samar shared a message of support, being one the prime initiator of said partnership. Mr. Dano, Acting President of SCCI shared his message in behalf of all the officers of their organization while Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee Chair on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Hon. Stephany Uy-Tan spoke in behalf of the City Government.

Indeed, it was one evident showcase of how successful partnerships can be made between the Public and Private Sectors for the betterment of the society.

“Mercy” to dock at Catbalogan City soon

The USNS Mercy Naval Team headed by Capt. Tim S. Hinman visited Catbalogan City last November 7, 2011. The team is scheduled to conduct medical and dental mission in June 2012. They inspected the City Health Unit, interviewed the Doctors and staff of the said department so as to be able to assess the capability of our health unit and also to be able to provide some equipment needed for the said medical mission.

Launched on 20 July 1985, US Naval Ship Mercy was commissioned on 8 November 1986 whose primary mission is to provide an afloat, mobile, acute surgical medical facility to the U.S. military that is flexible, capable and uniquely adaptable to support expeditionary warfare. Mercy’s secondary mission is to provide full hospital services to support U.S. disaster relief and humanitarian operations worldwide.

The first humanitarian assistance and training deployment of USNS Mercy was a four-month cruise to the Philippines on 1987. Over 62, 000 outpatients and almost 1,000 inpatients were treated at seven Philippine and South Pacific ports, which included Calbayog City. For 2012, Catbalogan City is set to be the scheduled port for its one-month humanitarian assistance that is expected to benefit not only the Province of Samar but the whole Eastern Visayas as well.