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Catbalogan elects new local officials

A new set of officials has been declared yesterday, May 15, 2019 after this year’s National and Local Elections.

53,599 Catbaloganons voted out of the 66,348 total registered voters in the city posing a 80.78% turn-out in this election.

PDP-LABAN dominated the polls having secured eight (8) out of the ten (10) positions of the Sangguniang Panlungsod or City Council including the Vice Mayor and City Mayor positions despite the controversies and propagandas. 

Leading the City Councilors are Stephany Uy-Tan, Josephine Pescos, Jun Master Dacaynos, Melanie Lani Macabare, Beethoven Bembot BermejoJohn James HonralesAlma UyAntonio ‘Tonton’ Bolastig IVJem Gabon, and Renante Nante Aquino

City Mayor-elect Dexter Uy and Vice Mayor-elect Coefredo “Tekwa” Uy along with the newly-elected City Councilors are set to assume office by July 01, 2019 with a fresh mandate from majority of the people of Catbalogan City.

(Photos from FB page of City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan; Report by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #halalan2019 #kasugbongkatbalogan#captivatingcatbalogan

National and Local Elections 2019

Today is Election Day!

Go out and vote for Catbalogan City’s future!

#halalan2019 #election2019 #catbalogancity #NLE2019#kasugbongkatbalogan

National Heritage Month 2019

The City Government of Catbalogan through the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) joins the nation in celebrating the National Heritage Month 2019 this whole month of May.

By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 439 s. 2003, the month of May is celebrated as National Heritage Month as an opportunity to create among the Filipino people a consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of the nation’s cultural history.

This year’s National Heritage Month theme is “Mga Pinuno Para sa Pamana” (Leaders for Heritage), which poses as a challenge to each and every individual to take the lead in preserving and promoting their cultural history.

It further emphasizes the need to harvest thriving leaders who will spearhead the upkeep of Philippine cultural heritage and highlights the role of the nation in fostering the youth to become future frontrunners for heritage.

#TanglawngPamana #NHM2019 #nationalheritagemonth2019#catbalogancity #captivatingcatbalogan #kulturakatbalogan#kasugbongkatbalogan

Local supermarket advocates ecobag use

Hats off to Prince Hypermart here in Catbalogan City for joining in the fight against plastic pollution with their very own eco bag.

Sold in two sizes at very affordable prizes, consumers who use this eco bag every shopping at Prince entitles them points that will be added in their rewards program in exchange for various items.

Plastic packaging accounts for nearly half of all plastic waste globally, and much of it is thrown away within just a few minutes of its first use according to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

It’s about time that we face this problem head on.

Comment below your initiatives on how to address plastic pollution in our city.

(Photos and report by Ador Hurtado)


Labor Day 2019

A salute to all the workforce and laborers of this country!

Happy Labor Day!


LRA on May 2-3, 2019

A Local Recruitment Activity (LRA) will be held at the City Hall Lobby per request of RAFI – Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. on May 2-3, 2019.

See attached poster for the positions and their respective qualifications.

For more information, you may call the Catbalogan City Public Employment Service Office (PESO) at Catbalogan City Cooperative Office, 3rd Floor City Hall Building, Rizal Avenue, Catbalogan City or call them at (055) 543-8756.

#catbalogancity #citypeso #citycoop #captivatingcatbalogan#kasugbongkatbalogan

SNS Alumni Homecoming 2019

Have you bought tickets already for the 2019 Grand Alumni Homecoming of Samar National School?

More than 2.6 Million Pesos in total prizes are at stake for the Grand Night on April 27 with their Mega Grand Prize of One Million Pesos — the biggest in the history of SNS alumni.

What are you waiting for?

Head out to SNS Alumni Center and seal your fate, because you might be the lucky winner to bring home the million!

(Photo by Host Batch 1993)

#sns #alumnimonth #catbalogancity #april2019 #captivatingcatbalogan 
#samarhigh2019reunion #karisyokatbalogan #samarnationalschool

Easter Sunday

Easter, also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.

It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

#eastersunday #holyweek2019 #catbalogancity #kamatinumanonkatbalogan#captivatingcatbalogan #april2019

Calvary Hill at Barangay Payao draws pilgrims for Holy Week

While most Catbaloganon had already attended the ‘Estacion Publico’ or the public Stations of the Cross in each respective parishes and churches, you and your family can still head up to Calvary Hill in Barangay Payao for a more personal penance.

Fourteen (14) life-size depictions of the stations of the cross were made by a local sculptor that are built on the hill whose lot was donated by prominent families of the said barangay and funds for the sculptures were donated by different families in Catbalogan and managed by both the barangay and the Parish of St. Bartholomew Church.

While hiking up the hill and meditating on every station, don’t forget to experience the captivating view of another angle of Catbalogan and it sceneries.

After all, prayerfulness during Lenten Season is best shared with families and friends to make it more meaningful and memorable.

(Photos by Bam’z Casiño; Report by Ador Hurtado)

#calvaryhill #barangaypayao #payao #catbalogancity #stationsofthecross#holyweek2019 #april2019 #kamatinumanonkatbalogan#captivatingcatbalogan #kulturakatbalogan

Good Friday

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.

It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.

It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday.

#goodfriday #catbalogancity #holyweek2019 #april2019#kamatinumanonkatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan