Archive for September, 2017

Joint Mangrove Planting & Coastal Cleanup gathers green warriors

As part of the joint “Oplan BroadcasTREEing and International Coastal Cleanup” last September 23, 2017 at Buri Island, nearly 100 individuals from various agencies and organizations joined City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan and city employees in the environmental activity.

Nearly five hundred (500) propagules of mangrove were planted in Barangay Cabugawan and several kilos of garbages were collected as well while the City Environment and Natural Resources Office conducted information dissemination and the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office were with the Miss Manaragat 2017 titleholders and several Mister Manaragat candidates whose advocacy is mainly on environmental protection and cultural preservation.

Mayor Step was with her two children who equally supports the environmental advocacy serving as an inspiration to young Catbaloganons that it is never too early or too late to care for our environment.

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) was started by the Ocean Conservancy in 1986 to engage volunteers in collecting marine debris from the world’s waterways. On the other hand, the Oplan Broadcastreeing project, which is now on its sixth year, is led by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

(Photos by Paulus Aragon; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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Catbalogan joins 2017 National Tourism Week and World Tourism Day 2017

The City Government of Catbalogan through the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) joins the nation in observing the 2017 National Tourism Week during the last week of September and the World Tourism Day 2017.

The said observance is mandated under Presidential Proclamation No. 894 issued on October 4, 1996, which is geared towards promoting, encouraging and developing tourism as a major national socio-economic activity, which is also anchored on the observance of the worldwide tourism day celebrated on the 27th day of September of every year as declared by the World Tourism Organization through Proclamation No. 1942 dated February 1, 1980.

This also coincides with the declaration of the United Nations through its General Assembly that identified the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The International Year aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector than can contribute effectively to the SDGs.

Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan endorses and supports this advocacy as prioritized under one of her pillars of development, which is “Turismo tatagan du-on” that puts emphasis on tourism not just as an economic drive to address poverty but a solution to achieving sustainable development among its people and of the city as a whole.

Catbalogan City has already implemented activities and projects under several key programs that are geared towards achieving a balance between economy, environment and the society anchored on its heritage and cultural identity believing that the Catbaloganons plays a great role in this road to sustainable development.

(Article by Ador Hurtado)

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Catbaloganon families win big at OWWA regional search

Catbalogan dominated the awards for the OWWA Regional Awarding Ceremony for the Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) last September 21, 2017 at Tacloban City.

Three (3) Catbaloganon families were nominated and two (2) won as Model Family of the Year for land-based and sea-based categories.

Engr. Salvador Villalino Sr. and Family was awarded as the regional winner for land-based category recognized for their outstanding achievement in community projects while Capt. Redelio M. Ponay and Family was the regional winner for sea-based category recognized for their outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship.

Said regional winners were automatically nominated to the 12th Annual Search of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to be held in Manila for the National Awarding this November 2017.

The annual MOFYA search is designed to give due recognition to outstanding achievements of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families in promoting best practices in managing family challenges albeit adverse effects of overseas migration on family solidarity and cohesiveness.

OWWA is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) that is the lead government agency tasked to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents.

(Report and Photos by Maila de Guia, City PESO)

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ITB Infra 2017-026 Repair Rehabilitation of Building 1& 2 Agro Industrial Schoo

ITB Infra 2017-026 Repair Rehabilitation of Building 1& 2 Agro Industrial Schoo

ITB INFRA 2017-027 CONSTRUCTION OF 120 UNITS TOILETS (CLUSTERED BARANGAY’S) Barangay Bunuanan, Barangay 9 Bo-ao and Barangay Mercedes CATBALOGAN CITY

ITB INFRA 2017-027 CONSTRUCTION OF 120 UNITS TOILETS (CLUSTERED BARANGAY’S) Barangay Bunuanan, Barangay 9 Bo-ao and Barangay Mercedes CATBALOGAN CITY

ITB Goods 2017-033 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF ONE (1) LOT VARIOUS GROCERIES

ITB Goods 2017-033 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF ONE (1) LOT VARIOUS GROCERIES

ITB Goods 2017-034 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF 224 UNITS LED STREET LIGHTS

ITB Goods 2017-034 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF 224 UNITS LED STREET LIGHTS

NTP Infra 2017-019 Repair Rehab of Brgy Guinsorongan Road (Reblocking)

NTP Infra 2017-019 Repair Rehab of Brgy Guinsorongan Road (Reblocking)

NTP Goods 2017-032 Procurement of Various Medicines

NTP Goods 2017-032 Procurement of Various Medicines

NTP Goods 2017-032 Procurement of Various Medicines

NTP Goods 2017-032 Procurement of Various Medicines

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