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Island folks people undergo economic programming workshop

Committed towards ensuring a responsive local government, the City Government of Catbalogan with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry – Samar (DTI.Samar) conducted a community consultation and LRED workshop last July 18, 2017 at Buri Baras Beach among sectoral groups from Barangays Cabugawan and Estaka.

LRED or Local and Regional Economic Development was introduced by GTZ, which introduces a systematic series of workshops wherein key stakeholders and institutions work jointly to create a unique advantage for the locality and its firms, tackle market failures, remove bureaucratic obstacles for local businesses and strengthen the competitiveness of local firms.

The City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) and the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) assisted the said workshop, which fleshed out the issues of the community, the solutions identified by themselves, the city’s upcoming projects, and the sustainability of said projects as part of a holistic program.

Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan and her local administration has identified Buri Island as part of the priority development areas and as included in the City’s Local Development Investment Plan (LDIP) which specifies investable and implementable economic development plans, programs and activities.

(Photos and Article by Ador Leanda Hurtado)

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Landslide in Barangay Mercedes

Based on the report submitted by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), 25 families are affected, 11 households were evacuated with two (2) totally damaged houses and three (3) partially damaged houses due to the landslide at Barangay Mercedes last night, July 19, 2017.

Our City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) have already interviewed affected families relative to our possible relocation or financial assistance.

This area has long been identified to be of high-risk but due to unavailability of possible relocation site, several families are still occupying the said areas. That is why, we have identified a separate area in Barangay Payao to be our relocation site and evacuation center for all vulnerable families as verified by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).

Catbalogan supports national disability prevention and rehabilitation week

Celebrating the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan made a prior visit to Catbalogan SPED Center, the lone educational facility in the 2nd District, Samar Province that caters to persons with disabilities as accredited by the National Council on Disability Affairs.

The city government fully supports the said institution through a regular scholarship program to the beneficiaries enrolled and as assisted by the City Social Welfare and Development Office.

Between July 17 – 23, 2017 is this year’s National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week with its theme “Karapatan at Prebilihiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban!”, which calls for the full implementation of laws protecting PWDs in order for them to live meaningful lives and as partners of nation-building.

(Photos by Paulus Aragon)

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National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week 2017

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the nation in celebrating the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week from July 17-23, 2017 as pursuant to Proclamation No. 361 (2000), as amended by Administrative Order No. 35 (2002).

This year’s theme is “Karapatan Pribelehiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban” focuses on the realization of the fundamental freedoms and rights of persons with disabilities as provided for in existing international mandates and national laws.

The said observance culminates on July 23, which is the birthday of our Sublime Paralytic, Apolinario Mabini, whose exemplary and dedicated heroic acts during the Philippine Revolution has greatly influenced the declaration and observance of the disability prevention and rehabilitation which in effect, has become an outstanding icon for persons with disabilities (PWDs).

This weeklong observance led by the City Social Welfare and Development Office and the Office on PWD Affairs is geared towards stimulating public awareness on the problems of disability, and to encourage every citizen to take active responsibility in the upliftment of the economic and social conditions of the PWDs of our society.

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Catbalogan is set to establish an eco-tourism park

Personally checking on the various environmental projects of the city, Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan along with City Environment and Natural Resources Officer, City General Services Officer, and Women Sector Representative inspected over the weekend Barangay Cabugawan’s mangrove area and the Canduyong Islet, which are both marine protected areas.

This is part of the current administration’s thrust of continuously supporting ecological-preservation initiatives considered as climate change mitigation and adaptation programs that are community-led and community-driven.

Mayor Step is set to develop the vast mangrove area as an eco-park that will be managed by fisherfolks and people’s organization within the said barangay as an alternative source of livelihood and employment as well as a tourism development area under the city’s sustainable eco-tourism program.

Believing that tourism is a major element in the city’s economic development, the local government has already started preparing both the sites and the beneficiaries for several development programs as part of its Local Development Investment Plan (LDIP) that identified priority programs that are not only investable but can help improve communities while protecting the environment.

(Photos by Paulus Aragon; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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2017 Nutrition Month launching at Catbalogan IV District School

With nutrition as a crucial element in a child’s development, Catbalogan City Nutrition Council led by Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan is on its rounds among primary schools to distribute nutritional supplements for their regular feeding as well as vegetable seedlings for its in-school vegetable farming.

These initiatives were highlighted as part of the 2017 Nutrition Month celebration anchored on the theme “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit for Life!”, which aims to promote healthy diets to contribute to the reduction of overweight, obesity and non-communicable diseases.

Mayor Step believes that “having a healthy diet ensures a healthy life” and the city government is in an all-out support to this cause especially in helping marginalized families provide not only educational support but also for the nutritional development of their children.

(Photos by Paulus Aragon; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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Mister Manaragat 2017: The Search for Mister Catbalogan City

You might be the next ambassador of Catbalogan City with the responsibility of preserving our culture and protecting our environment while promoting our city to the world.

Apply now!

Visit the Captivating Catbalogan Center now and submit your application form on or before July 27, 2017 and attend the only screening date on July 30, 2017.

Manaragat Festival 2017 to highlight fishing heritage of Catbalogan City

In preparation for the upcoming 2017 Manaragat Festival, the Office of the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information and the Local Culture and Arts Council (LCAC) initiated a meeting with cultural coordinators for all primary, secondary and tertiary schools in Catbalogan City to finalize the cultural presentations that will showcase the fishing heritage in the city as a follow-up to last year’s historical era presentation as part of the quadricentennial celebration.

Aptly called as “Kamurasak han Kadagata han Katbalogan”, this unique theme of highlighting the different fishing practices in the city is an effort to rediscover and reinvigorate old traditions of the city as well as to educate the community on sustainable practices in fishing as a climate change mitigation program.

For this year’s month-long fiesta celebration is anchored on the theme “Karisyo Katbalogan! Forward. Farther. Further.” as a call to celebrate and continue the momentum of progress and development as well as to highlight the colorful and vibrant culture that Catbalogan City enjoys today that has been shaped through the unique blend of faith, governance and society.

(Photos by Claribel Lobres, Article by Ador Hurtado)

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Mister and Miss Manaragat 2017

Do you have the heart for the environment and for culture?
Do you have the drive to help our communities?
Do you have what it takes to be Catbalogan’s ambassador and ambassadress?

Join the Mister and Miss Manaragat 2017: The Search for Mister and Miss Catbalogan City.

Application forms are available at Captivating Catbalogan Center, 2nd Floor Concesa Building, Corner Rizal Avenue and San Francisco Street, this city.

Deadline of submission to CCC is on July 27; Screening for Miss Manaragat is July 29 (Saturday) and screening for Mister Manaragat is July 30 (Sunday). Be part of this year’s search and rediscover Catbalogan’s true beauty.

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Catbalogan fortifies gulayan sa paaralan program for Nutrition Month 2017

As part of the 2017 Nutrition Month celebration led by the City Nutrition Council, a launching was held at Catbalogan III Central Elementary School last July 10, 2017 that highlighted the Division of Catbalogan City’s Gulayan sa Paaralan Program (GPP) as assisted by the City Agriculture’s Office.

The said school-based feeding program is aimed at establishing small vegetable farm within the school premises in all schools in Catbalogan City that will be used for supplementary feeding to all identified school pupils in order to improve their nutritional status thru a bio-intensive gardening (BIG) system.

BIG is described as an ecological approach to gardening, which makes the best use of available natural resources within the locality and does not rely on any chemical inputs.

As led by no less than City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan who is also the chair of the nutrition council, support to this program is anchored on her thrust of supporting disadvantaged young population thru a holistic development.

The conduct of this year’s nutrition month celebration is anchored on the theme “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit – For Life!”, which calls for the consumption of healthier foods and discourages Filipinos from eating unhealthy diets.

(Photos by Paulus Aragon; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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