Archive for April, 2014
The said team bagged Best Director, Best Set Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Play, Best Musical Play and Best Group among other categories.
They bested other teams coming from different municipalities under the whole Samar Province during the said two-day theatre arts drama workshop.
The team personally extended their courtesy call with Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan last April 28, 2014
to report the good news and to turn-over the certificate of recognition issued by the organizers to Mayor Step for the favourable consideration and kind response in facilitating, enhancing and making possible the conduct of the said seminar workshop.
Mayor Step congratulated the team of daycare workers and barangay nutrition scholars for making the city proud. “Truly, Catbaloganons are talented and can excel in many activities as long given the right opportunities and support” say Mayor Step.
— at Office of the City Mayor.
2nd Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) organized by the City
Government of Catbalogan, 8th Infantry Division Philippine Army and The Waray-Waray Youth Advocates (WARAYA) rolls out today at Camp Lukban, Barangay Maulong, this City.
No less than City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan and 8ID Commanding General Jet B. Velarmino graced the opening of the 3-day youth leadership camp, gathering nearly 150 youth leaders both in-school and out-of-school to be immersed on skills enhancement, values formation and character building.
Anchored on the theme “Youth STEPS UP 4 Catbalogan: D Youth Striving To B Empowered 4 Progressive, Sustainable, Unified and Peaceful Catbalogan”, it echoes the need for young people to be involved in social concerns and to be prepared and armed with sufficient skills, knowledge, values and attitude of leadership as they are our future leaders.
The said summer camp is being facilitated by WARAYA, the leading youth organization in the Province of Samar advocating for youth empowerment among others.
This is the second youth camp co-partnered by the LGU, Philippine Army and WARAYA as one of the many fruitful partnerships on youth advocacies.
(Photos by Blendz Tuazon, Office of the City Mayor)
Undefeated two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley will defend his WBO welterweight title against Fighter of the Decade Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
Watch the live fight via the LED Billboard TV on SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014, 09:00 AM at Catbalogan City Plaza brought to you the City Government of Catbalogan and Cignal TV.
In connection with the nationwide campaign for organic farming, particularly in corn production which is pursued as an alternative food supply, the Department of Agriculture through its extension arm, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a Season-Long Training of Trainers (TOT) on Integrated Corn Production last April 07 – 11, 2014
at at Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) at Brgy. New Mahayag, this city.
Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan was personally present to welcome the guests, trainers and participants to the said training, which is aimed at capacitating both LGU extension workers and farmers to increase their knowledge and learn new approaches in corn production.
As an effort in support of the thrust of the national government, Catbalogan City is fortunate to have been included as a beneficiary of the said training, which is being jointly undertaken by the Department of Agriculture, ATI and the LGUs in responding to the goals of attaining food sufficiency and security.
(Photos by Paulus Aragon)
In an effort to assist and sustain livelihood opportunities among farmers, The City Government of Catbalogan through the Office of the City Agriculturist turned-over seven (7) collapsible dryers to farmers’ association in the city last March 28, 2014 at the City Plaza.
Said farm support was given to the following associations:
– Iguid Farmers’ Association
– New Mahayag Farmers’ Association
– Mahayagnon Multi-Purpose Cooperative
– Old Mahayag Producers’ Association
– Bangon Farmers’ Association
– Palanyogon Farmers’ Association
– San Vicente Farmers’ Association
City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan was personally present during the said turn-over along with City Councilor and Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee Chair on Food and Agriculture Hon. Maximo Max Pescos.
The efforts of the current administration is anchored on its commitment to provide support to livelihood and economic sustainability as a mean to address poverty and food stability.
(Data provided by the Office of the City Agriculturist; Photos by Paulus Aragon)
Colourful and symbolic artworks by students took center stage during the culmination of the Women’s Month Celebration last March 31, 2014 at the City Plaza as winners of the Poster-Making Competition were announced on this very day.
Ronald Badiola, a BS Information Technology major from Samar State University, placed first in the College Division and received a cash prize of 1,000 Pesos. Following in second place with a cash prize of 700 Pesos is BS Criminology Major Kenneth Francis Cartel while landing in the third place is Victor Bryan Coronel, a BS Information Technology Major from Samar College. He received a cash prize of 500 Pesos.
The College Category of the Poster-Making Competition was organized by
the Waray-waray Youth Advocates coordination with the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP), the City Government and the Samar State University.
Reimon Asis of Eastern Visayas Regional Science High School grabbed the first place for the Secondary Division along with the corresponding cash prize of 800 Pesos. He was followed in second place by Renan J. Dote of Guinsorongan National High School who received a cash prize of 500 Pesos and Eduardo Abawag, Jr. of Silanga National High School in third place, who received a cash prize of 300 Pesos.
In the Intermediate Division, which is open to 5th and 6th graders, Annamyr Labanda of Catbalogan II Central Elementary School was the first place winner while Marieta Giray of Catbalogan I SPED placed second. Mujaireen Lagazo of Lagundi Elementary School landed in the third place, to complete the winners’ circle in this division. The three placers received cash prizes worth 500 Pesos, 300 Pesos and 200 Pesos respectively.
Lanz Paul Lapura of Catbalogan I SPED received a cash prize of 400 Pesos after topping the competition in the Primary Division, which is open to all 1st to 4th graders. Placed behind him are Catbalogan III Central Elementary School’s Rhezandy Mae Pamplina in the second place with a cash prize of 300 Pesos and Jonea Tan from Samar College in third place who received a cash prize of 200 Pesos.
Lastly, topping the Kindergarten Division and receiving a cash prize of 300 Pesos was Mariel Antivo of San Andres Elementary School, followed by Erica Beth Binar of Catbalogan IV Central Elementary School in second place and Ejay Aspiro Badiola of Samar College in third place. They received a cash prize of 200 Pesos and 100 Pesos respectively.
The criteria used in determining the winners were Creativity, Relevance to the theme, Color Harmony, Uniqueness and Neatness. While the competitions were held on March 10, 2014, all of the works were exhibited at the City Plaza starting March 11 up to the day of the announcement of winners.
The total development and empowerment of women is a State policy enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, which specifically provides that “The state recognizes the role of women in nation-building, and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men”.
Proclamation No. 744 issued last December 06, 2004 has declared the Last Monday of March of Every Year as “Women with Disabilities’ Day” believing that women with disabilities are part of society and as such, deserve equal rights in the field of law and in all aspects of human endeavour.
This year’s celebration adopted the theme “Isulong: Pantay na Karapatan para kay Juanang may Kapansanan”, which aims to highlight and integrate the needs and concerns of women with disabilities to ensure their participation in all aspects.
In support of the said celebration, The City Government of Catbalogan through the City Gender and Development (GAD) Council has organized a get-together among women with disabilities with an activity dubbed as “Pagkatitirok: Pagtitipon ng mga Juanang may Kapansan” last March 30, 2014 at Guinsorongan Beach.
City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan who initiated the said activity, was personally present to extend encouragement and support to these women who are worthy of salute and a source of inspiration.
The said activity incorporated discussions on Magna Carta for Persons with disabilities, a cooking demonstration, and a discussion on their issues and concerns.
The City Social Welfare and Development Office has recorded nearly 200 women with disabilities, which majority attended the said activity. Apart from the celebration, the women were able to bring home not only grocery packs for their families but a lifted spirit and a renewed outlook in life.
(Data provided by the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development; Photos
by Paulus Aragon)