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Two schools in Catbalogan City win big in national awarding

Catbalogan III Central School for the Elementary Level and Silanga National High School for the Secondary Level were the two national awardees as Best Implementing Schools – Mega Category of the 2019 Brigada Eskwela of the Department of Education during the National Awarding Ceremony held yesterday, November 28, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.

Categorized as mega school for both elementary and secondary divisions is when number of teachers are more than 51 as mentioned in the 2019 Brigad Eskwela Implementing Guidelines.

The Brigada Eskwela is the National Schools Maintenance Week, which aims to brings together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort, and resources to prepare public school facilities for the opening of the school year in June.

Selecting the best implementing schools for the 2019 Brigada Eskwela were scrutinized with the following criteria, namely: Scope of Work (35%), Diverse Volunteer Participation (25%), Generated Resources (15%), Alignment to Brigada Eskwela Theme (10%), Creativity and Innovation (10%), and Increment of Resources and Volunteers (5%).

Moreover, schools were required to implement several programs such as School Safety and Preparedness; Stakeholder Engagement; Provision of Kits (Emergency Kits/bags for Students, Learner’s Kit, Emergency Kit for School, First Aid Kit, Teacher’s Emergency Kit, Health and Hygiene Kit); Comprehensive Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools (WinS) Program; and Learning Resource Centers.

Present during the awarding were the school heads of the two schools; representatives from the DepEd, Schools Division of Catbalogan City; Brigada Eskwela Coordinators; Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) representatives; Samar Multi-purpose cooperative_SAMICO and Overseas Filipino Council International (OFCI) representatives as major partners; Barangay Chair of Barangay Silanga, Vergel Ebron and representing The City Government of Catbalogan no less than City Mayor Dexter Uy.

“First time ini han Catbalogan nga makakuha hini nga national level nga award ngan mega category pa gud,” Mayor Dexter shares.

He thanked everyone who helped in different ways for the success of the 2019 Brigada Eskwela in Catbalogan City and further extended his appreciation to the schools and partners for bringing pride and honor to the city.

(Photos by Mark Joed Dadulla; Report by Ador Hurtado)

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Barangay Hall Decorating Contest

More than thirty (30) barangays will be competing for this year’s “Kapaskohan ha Katbalogan Barangay Hall Decorating Contest” organized by The City Government of Catbalogan through the leadership of City Mayor Dexter Uy.

Advocating for environmental protection and cultural preservation, decorations of the participating barangays must use recycled/recyclable materials and must showcase the Christmas spirit and traditions in Catbalogan City.

This activity is part of the efforts to celebrate the most joyous season of the year as well as to promote the rich cultural heritage of our city as led by the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO).

So join your barangays in decorating your barangay halls, share your talent and your time, and win the various prizes at stake!

(Photos from the 2012 Barangay Hall Decoration Contest)

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2019 World AIDS Day

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the global community in commemorating on December 01 the 2019 World AIDS Day.

This year’s theme is “Communities make the difference”, which highlights the importance to recognize the essential role that communities have played and continue to play in the AIDS response at the international, national and local levels.

A UNAIDS Report on the global HIV epidemic states that the number of new infections in the Philippines has more than doubled in the past six (6) years from an estimated 4,300 in 2010 to an estimated 10,500 in 2016. The Philippines has become the country with the fastest growing HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific, and has become one of eight countries that account for more than 85% of new HIV infections in the region.

With this alarming rate, there is a need to “intensify comprehensive prevention, increase HIV testing and coverage, early initiation of treatment and adherence to treatment” according to that same report.

So how can we prevent the further spread of HIV? How can we help those who are already affected? 

Join the campaign, get tested, be informed, spread the love not the virus!

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Catbalogan Children’s Congress 2019

Coinciding with the 2019 National Children’s Month Celebration this whole month of November, the City Government of Catbalogan through the Catbalogan City Social Welfare & Development Office (CSWDO) organized a Children’s Congress last November 26, 2019 at Provincial Covered Court, Catbalogan City.

One of the highlights of the congress was the State of the Children’s Report by no less than City Mayor Dexter Uy, which he reported on how this administration have implemented various programs, projects and activities centered on the four (4) rights of children, namely: participation, development, protection, and survival.

City Mayor Dexter shared that “Amo ini an mga magkadurudilain na mga programa… Pero diri ini an ultimo nga solusyon para makakahatag kita hin mauupay nga kabubuwason han aton kabataan, kundi an importante han ngatanan an pag-giya han kabataan han tagsa-tagsa nga kag-anak nira nga kon diin asya an una nga naghahatag hin edukasyon ngan maupay nga pamatasan han aton panimalay para maging usa nga maupay nga molupyo.”

The celebration of National Children’s Month is pursuant to Republic Act No. 10661 or the “National Children’s Month Act” and this year marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC), which commemorates the adoption of UN CRC last November 20, 1989.

(Photos by Mark Joed Dadulla; Report by Ador Hurtado)

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Christmas Vlogging Contest

Vlog your way to amazing prizes this Christmas, join the “Kapaskohan ha Katbalogan: Vlogging Contest” organized by The City Government of Catbalogan through City Mayor Dexter Uy.

Guidelines will be posted soon but you can already register by visiting the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) at Captivating Catbalogan Center (CCC) located at 2nd Floor Concesa Building, Corner Rizal Avenue and San Francisco Street, Catbalogan City!

#kapaskohanhakatbalogan #catbalogancity #captivatingcatbalogan#december2019 #derechouswagcatbalogan #karisyokatbalogan

Christmas Photography Contest

Calling all photo bloggers, instagrammers and enthusiasts, capture the Catbaloganon Christmas spirit this December and win bucks for your holiday!

Details will be posted soon but you can already register by visiting the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) at Captivating Catbalogan Center (CCC) located at 2nd Floor Concesa Building, Corner Rizal Avenue and San Francisco Street, Catbalogan City!

Practice and put those skills into use and you might just be on your way to becoming a social media influencer.

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18-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women (VAW)

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the 18-Day Campaign to end Violence against Women (VAW), which will start on November 25 to December 12, 2019.

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in coordination with Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Children (IACVAWC) is tasked to lead, monitor, and evaluate the annual nationwide observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW.

Adopting the theme “VAW-free community starts with Me” for year 2016 to 2021, the campaign emphasizes everyone’s commitment and contributions on ending VAW, and presents an ideal picture of a VAW-free community, thus inspiring the general public to make a personal commitment to end violence against women and children.

So how can we contribute to end violence against women? Comment and share the advocacy and together campaign to end violence.

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2019 Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the nation in celebrating the third week of November 2019 as Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week (DAPC).

This is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 124, dated November 26, 2001 declaring the third week of November of every year as DAPC to promote public awareness against the evil effects of illegal drug use as well as public cooperation in the government’s anti-drug campaign.

This year’s theme is “Katarungan para sa Kalusugan, Kalusugan para sa Katarungan” and celebration is being spearheaded nationally by the Dangerous Drugs Board.

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2019 Library and Information Services Month

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the nation in celebrating this whole month of November as 2019 Library and Information Services Month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 837 s. 1991.

This annual event is in recognition of the need to focus public awareness to the invaluable service that libraries and information centers render, i.e providing data and materials for lifelong knowledge and learning, for research and for leisure.

For 2019, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS), the National Library of the Philippines, and the Philippine Librarians Associations, Inc., are leading the celebration with the theme “Inclusive, Innovative, Interconnected” to highlight the important roles of libraries and information centers in building inclusive, innovative, and interconnected societies.

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Second Watsons branch opens in Catbalogan

Catbaloganons will now be ‘looking good and feeling great’ as Watsonsopened its second and bigger branch in the city last November 08, 2019 with the increasing demand for health and beauty brands from within the city as well as from nearby municipalities in Samar.

City Mayor Dexter Uy led the ribbon-cutting ceremonies along with Watsons representatives and the owners of the newly-completed commercial building where the branch is found.

The two-storey branch is conveniently located at the corner building along San Roque Street and Rizal Avenue, the branch is at the heart of the city just across the city hall building and near to several schools and a bus terminal.

A.S. Watsons Group with now two (2) branches in Catbalogan is said is said to be the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe, with over 11,400 stores operating 13 retail brands in 24 markets worldwide.

This opening of a second branch within just a year from its initial operation clearly describes the available and competitive market found in Catbalogan further justifying its distinction as the center and capital of the whole Province of Samar.

Watsons with this 797th branch is continually setting the standards in the health, wellness and beauty market by providing personalized advice and counselling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product range.

So what are you waiting for? Find your favorites health and beauty brands at WATSONS at Miracle Building 1 corner San Roque Street and Rizal Avenue to LOOK GOOD and FEEL GREAT every day!

(Photos by Michael Balan; Report by Ador Hurtado)

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