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Nutrition Month 2019

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the nation in celebrating the 2019 Nutrition Month this whole of July.

Presidential Decree 491 in 1974 declared that Nutrition Month shall be held every July to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos. The law mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to coordinate and lead the nationwide campaign.

The 2019 Nutrition Month theme is “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo… push natin ‘to!” (Eat healthy and do physical activity … let’s push this!)

The theme encourages everyone to advocate and realize the importance of healthy diets, increased physical activity and reduced sedentary behavior. Pushing the advocacy means that each and every one can contribute to better nutrition and physical activity for better health.

#catbalogancity #derechouswagcatbalogan #nutritionmonth #july2019#dexiplinacatbalogan

Catbalogan City’s 12th Charter Annivesary

Tomorrow, June 16, 2019 is the 12th Charter Anniversary of the City of Catbalogan for it was in 2017 when Catbaloganon overwhelmingly ratified its status through a plebiscite. 

However, let us remember that for a moment, our cityhood was halted for nearly two (2) years due to the petition filed by the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) at the Supreme Court (SC) and was only restored towards the end of 2009 when SC reversed its decision with finality to our favor along with the other affected fifteen (15) cities.

Twelve (12) years as a city, three (3) of the youngest cities in Eastern Visayas along with Baybay in Leyte and Borongan in Eastern Samar as compared to older cities in the region, Catbalogan has long been the cabecera or capital of the whole island of Samar since 1616 during the Spanish occupation, and today still the leading and most competitive city in the island.

With the new administration to be installed in July 2019, a new leadership will take the helm of Catbalogan City and lead it towards continued progress and strengthened services anchored on “rig-on nga pag-ugop” or strong regard towards the whole constituency.

Happy Charter Anniversary Catbalogan!

(Report by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #charteranniversary #12thanniversary#uswagderechocatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan#captivatingcatbalogan #kauswagkatbalogan

Miss Manaragat 2019

You might just be the one to follow the footsteps of Miss Manaragat 2018, Leslie Anne Amosco Pomida and become Miss Manaragat 2019.

See poster below and prepare yourself for the screening and schedules to be posted soon.

Are you ready?

#missmanaragat #manaragatadvocates #manaragatorganization #catbalogancity#manaragatfestival #captivatingcatbalogan #karisyokatbalogan #august2019

Pride Month 2019

The City Government of Catbalogan through the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) joins the global community in celebrating “Pride Month” this whole month of June 2019!

The month also honors the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, otherwise known as the Stonewall Uprising, which saw members of the LGBTQ community fight back against harassment from the police in Greenwich Village in June 1969.

Pride is all about love, acceptance, and respect.

This month, let us celebrate the boundless love our friends in the LGBTQ+ community has. Let us recognize and continue uphold their rights.

Love is love. 

Happy Pride Month! 🌈

#catbalogancity #pridemonth #june2019 #ResistTogether #FreeLovePH#captivatingcatbalogan #kasugbongkatbalogan

Mister Manaragat 2019

Do you have what it takes to follow after Mister Manaragat 2018, Jaztin Lee Sabong and become Mister Manaragat 2019?

See poster below and prepare yourself for the screening and schedules to be posted soon.

You might just be one…

#mistermanaragat #manaragatadvocates #manaragatorganization#catbalogancity #manaragatfestival #captivatingcatbalogan#karisyokatbalogan #august2019

Catbalogan City joins Kalayaan 2019

The City Government of Catbalogan through the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) joins the nation in celebrating the 121st Philippine Independence Day Celebration on June 12, 2019.

This year’s theme is “Kalayaan 2019: Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan” and pursuant to DILG Memorandum No. 2019-75 enjoins all local government units to participate in the celebration.

#kalayaan2019 #independenceday #june12 #june2019 #catbalogancity#captivatingcatbalogan #kulturakatbalogan

Catbaloganon beauty joins Miss Philippines Earth 2019

Cheers and best of luck to homegrown beauty who’s out to represent Catbalogan City in the 2019 Miss Philippines Earth pageant, Ms. Claire Dongon!

Ms. Dongon is from Barangay Cinco in Sierra Islands; was once a candidate of Miss Manaragat: The Search for Miss Catbalogan City in 2017; the reigning Miss Samar State University (SSU) 2018; and a fresh graduate of the College of Education of SSU.

She advocates for the protection and preservation of aquatic resources and coral reefs being a proud Sierrahanon as well as promoting Samar’s eco-tourism sites.

She is joined by fellow Eastern Visayas candidates from Tacloban City, Ormoc City and Tanauan, Leyte in the national pageant and the lone candidate from Samar island whose winners will be crowned on July 13, 2019.

Let’s support Ms. Dongon by liking all her related posts and photos.

(Photo by Miss Philippines Earth; Report by Ador Hurtado)

#missearth #missphilippinesearth #catbalogancity #captivatingcatbalogan#kadungganankatbalogan #kahusaykatbalogan

Happy World Oceans Day!

We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe.

The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.

In the end, it is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean.

(Report by Ador Hurtado)

#worldoceansday #saveouroceans #catbalogancity #june2019#beatplasticpollution #captivatingcatbalogan #kasugbongkatbalogan