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Mang Inasal Catbalogan conducts local recruitment activity

Facilitated by our Catbalogan City Public Employment Service Office(PESO), visit the City Lobby now, December 04, 2018 until tomorrow, December 05, 2018 for the Local Recruitment Activity (LRA) of Mang Inasal.

See attached photo for the positions available including the needed basic requirements.

Uswag pa Catbalogan!

Landslide victims receive houses from contested government lot

“Tungod han aton paniguro, aton gugma, gintindigan naton an pag-purchase hini nga tuna.”

This was the echoing statement of City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan during the turn-over and house blessing last November 30, 2018 of the Gawad Kalinga resettlement project at Barangay Payao for the landslide victims of Barangay Mercedes.

Thirty (30) units of row houses were officially turned-over, which was made possible through the generous donation and support of Berjaya Group and Gawad Kalinga along with the volunteer hours shared by various individuals, organizations, agencies, partners and supporters during the series of Heroes Build “Bayanihan Challenge” at the contested lot.

“Para sa mga pamilya, sana po alagaan natin ang biyayang binigay ng Maykapal, palaguin natin ang mga bahay, ipakita natin ang bayanihan para mas marami pa tayong matulungan,” as shared by Kevin Caballero who is the GK Visayas Island Head.

The president of the resettlement area encouraged all beneficiaries to be grateful and thankful as he shared “An karuyag ko la, deri mahingalimtan an mga tawo nga bumulig matukod ini nga resettlement project”.

Although it took nearly four (4) years since the landslide last December 2014 at Barangay Mercedes, the city had to go through legal processes for the purchase of the now contested lot.

Location of the resettlement project is at Barangay Payao where ongoing construction are being done for the city’s evacuation centers; Bahay Pag-asa for children in conflict with the law; the new location of the Deped, Division of Catbalogan City and the new site of the Eastern Visayas Regional Science High School (EVRSHS); an infirmary clinic; a blood bank; and several infrastructure projects funded by various national agencies.

Mayor Step further shared that “Ini gusto ko ioffer ngadto han mga nawara, han ira kawara, ira ginhingyap ngan an mabibilin amo in mahingangadto ha maupay nga kamutangan ngan unta malipayon na hira nga an ira mga pamilya nahipamutang na ha mga maupay nga mga panimalay.”

(Article by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity#gawadkalinga#payao#mercedes#stepforwardcatbalogan#kasugbongkatbalogan#captivatingcatbalogan

Catbalogan conferred with child friendly seal for 4 years straight

Congratulations Catbalogan City!

For four straight years from 2014 to 2017, Catbalogan City has been a recipient of the “Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance” conferred by the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC).

The Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) is a recognition system for LGUs that deliver positive results for children’s well being by giving priority to children in their planning, budgeting, legislation and delivery of services and is able to assure that all children enjoy their rights classified as survival, development, protection and participation.

“Ini usa nga pagpapamatuod nga an aton administrasyon ngan an kabug-usan han aton ciudad amo in naghahatag hin priyoridad ha aton mga kabataan,” Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan shares.

Received by Ms. Judith Delos Reyes of the Catbalogan City Social Welfare & Development Office (CSWDO), the conferment was held during the regional awarding ceremony last November 14, 2018 at Hotel Lorenza in Tacloban City.

CWC is the focal inter-agency body of the Philippine Government for children that is mandated to coordinate the implementation and enforcement of all laws; formulate, monitor and evaluate policies, programs and measures for children.

(Photos by CSWDO; Article by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #childfriendly #sealofchildfriendlylocalgovernance#stepforwardcatbalogan #kasugbongkatbalogan

 

Local recruitment activity for Jollibee

Per request of Wizard Manpower and Allied Services, Inc., a Special Recruitment Activity (SRA) for Jollibee Catbalogan will be held on November 27-28 at City Plaza.

Qualifications needed are posted below and contact person designated can be found at the poster.

#catbalogancity #SRA #jollibee#specialrecruitmentactivity #kasugbongkatbalogan

18 day campaign against VAW launched in Catbalogan City

The 18-day Campaign to End All Violence Against Women (VAW) started Yesterday, Nobember 25, 2018 hosted by the City Government of Catbalogan and City Social Welfares Office through Ms. Nida Aroza in partnership with DSWD Regional Office, MOVE Philippines, MOVE Catbalogan Chapter, MOVE Eastern Samar, PLAN Philippines, Barangay Officials of Catbalogan, RIACAT, Terre Des Hommes, CHR, PNP, AFP and DPWH.

The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national concern. It supports the Philippine Government’s goal to protect the human rights of women and its commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence.

The Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women (IACVAWC) adopted the theme “VAW-free community starts with Me” which elevates the campaign to positive advocacy as it enjoins everyone to pursue the common vision of a community free from violence against women and girls, and highlights what can be done to achieve such.

Let us all be in this challenge as we start to END VAW within ourselves.

#VAWFREEPH #endVAWnow #stepforwardcatbalogan #catbalogancity#ilovecatbalogan

 

Catbalogan City hosts first ever Regional MOVE Summit

In line with the 18-day Campaign to End All Violence Against Women (VAW), Catbalogan City hosted the first ever Regional MOVE Summit last November 26, 2018 at Casa Cristina Hotel.

Said regional event was supported by MOVE Philippines, DSWD Regional Office 8, RIACAT, Plan Philippines and other partners with the participants from MOVE Eastern Samar composed of Oras, San Julian and Borongan City while MOVE Catbalogan was represented by male barangay chairs along with officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and from the Philippine National Police.

The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national concern. It supports the Philippine Government’s goal to protect the human rights of women and its commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence.

The Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women (IACVAWC) adopted the theme “VAW-free community starts with Me” which elevates the campaign to positive advocacy as it enjoins everyone to pursue the common vision of a community free from violence against women and girls, and highlights what can be done to achieve such.

Supported and led by City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, the purpose of the regional hosting was the affirm the city’s commitment in stopping violence against women and children with men as partners in this advocacy.

#VAWFREEPH #endVAWnow #stepforwardcatbalogan #catbalogancity#ilovecatbalogan

Catbalogan lowest in poverty incidence in Samar Island

According to the 2012 Poverty Incidence over Population report of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Catbalogan City ranked with the least poverty incidence in the whole Samar Island and the second least among cities in Eastern Visayas region.

Among the provinces in the region, Biliran registered the lowest poverty incidence among families at 17.4 percent; Leyte ranked second lowest at 23.6 percent, followed by Southern Leyte, Eastern Samar and Samar with 30.2, 37.4 and 39.5 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, Northern Samar recorded the highest poverty incidence at 47.9 percent.

Poverty incidence among families in Eastern Visayas in 2015 was estimated at 30.7 percent. This implies that around 3 in every 10 families in the region are poor. During the same period in 2012, poverty incidence among families in the region was estimated at 37.4 percent. A significant reduction of 6.7 percentage points was observed between 2012 and 2015.

Poverty incidence is the proportion of families/individuals with per capita income/expenditure less than the per capita poverty threshold to the total number of families/individuals.

Catbalogan City has recorded a population of 103,879 as of 2015 positioning as the fourth most populous city in Eastern Visayas with Ormoc City as the first, Calbayog City as second and Baybay City as third excluding Tacloban City.

#catbalogancity #stepforwardcatbalogan #povertyincidence#kasugbongkatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan

Watsons Catbalogan now open!

A proof that Catbalogan’s economy is booming, Watsons 717th branch in the Philippines opened today at Samar’s most competitive city.

Conveniently located at AL Cui Building along Del Rosario Street just across Allied/Philippine National Bank, Watsons is the largest health care and beauty care chain store in Asia, which is a subsidiary of and the flagship health and beauty brand of the A.S. Watson Group, majority owned by CK Hutchison Holdings.

“Ini nga pag-abri han Watsons dinhi Catbalogan usa nga pagpamatuod nga nauswag an aton ciudad ngan marig-on an aton ekonomiya,” City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan shares.

Prior to opening, Mayor Step had a preview of the store, which has a full range of pharmaceutical products, skincare, cosmetics, essentials, and beauty products at competitive prices with more variants and options.

Visit Watsons now, because at Watsons you’ll look good and feel great!

(Article by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #watsons #stepforwardcatbalogan #kauswagkatbalogan#captivatingcatbalogan #watsonsph

 

Classes up to Senior HS suspended due to TD Samuel

By virtue of Executive Order No. 027 series of 2018 issued by City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, classes in public and private schools for pre-school, kindergarten, elementary and high school including Senior High School are suspended on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 due to Tropical Depression Samuel.

#SamuelPH #catbalogancity #stepforwardcatbalogan #walangklase

Karasa ha Plaza set to open for Christmas Festival

With ten (10) days to go before December opens, the City Government of Catbalogan is bringing back “Karasa ha Plaza” Christmas Food Park this merriest season of the year.

As a city with rich culinary traditions and a people who loves food, what better way to celebrate the Christmas season than a feast with families and friends.

For more details and reservation, you may visit the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) at Captivating Catbalogan Center at the second floor of Concesa Building located at corner Rizal Avenue and San Francisco Street.