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Siday Writing and Reading Contest open for young Catbaloganon


Siday Writing and Reading Contest

Join us on Friday, December 21, 2018, 04:30 PM at City Plaza, Catbalogan City.

For inquiries, please contact Mike at 0927-771-3527 or visit the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) located at Captivating Catbalogan Center at 2nd Floor of Concesa Building, Corner Rizal Avenue and San Francisco Street, Catbalogan City.

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Kapaskohan ha Katbalogan

Catbalogan City celebrates Christmas with a heart!

Catch the different activities every night at the City Plaza organized by the City Tourism, Culture, Arts & Information Office (CTCAIO) along with the City Youth Development Office (CYDO) in partnership with the Catbalogan City SK Pederasyon from December 17 to 23, 2018.

Supported by City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, the “Kapaskohan ha Katbalogan” aims to highlight the unique culture of Catbaloganons during the most joyful season of year in the heart of every family around the world.

For the various competitions, separate posters will be published for everyone’s reference and guidance.

Kay ha Catbalogan, marisyo it kapaskohan!

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Regional Science & Technology Week in Catbalogan

The City Government of Catbalogan through City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tanis assisting the Samar State University’s hosting of the 2018 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) in Catbalogan City from December 12-14, 2018 led by the Department of Science & Technology (DOST)Regional Office VIII.

RSTW is conducted annually to recognize the contribution of science and technology in the development of the country and garner support from the public and private institutions for its sustainable development.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Science for the People: Innovation for Collective Prosperity” and said event will serve as the first activity in Eastern Visayas for the newly-appointed DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De la Peña and is expected to welcome as well Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Brenda L. Nazareth Manzano along with DOST Regional Director, Edgardo Esperancilla.

Highlighted in the three-day celebration are the forum on the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) and the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) Summit.

Catch the various fora at the SSU Gymnasium and Convention Center during the three-day convergence of technological breakthroughs and scientific researches around the region.

Step forward Catbalogan!

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Catbalogan Agri-School featured on international magazine

Thank you to RUAF Foundation for featuring our story of Catbalogan City Agro-Industrial School (CCAIS) at Barangay San Vicente for their November 2018 issue of UA Magazine no. 35 – Youth in Food: Opportunities for education and employment.

The magazine can be viewed at the link below:…/default/files/RUAF_UAM%2035_web.pdf

The story of CCAIS is one of the success stories of Catbalogan City through the enabling leadership of City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan that puts premium on ensuring sustainable measures not only for this community but most importantly for the generations to come.

Uswag pa Catbalogan!

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Catbalogan continues to rake awards in public health

Catbalogan City continues to rake awards and recognitions in public health

It was not without sheer passion, commitment and dedication that Catbalogan City Health Office received awards and recognition during the Awarding of Health Achievers in Oriental Hotel, Palo, Leyte today December 7, 2018.

Among the awards received were on attaining a target of 85% and above on Deworming, Mass Drug Administration of 75% and above on Schistosomiasis, and Philippine Package of Essential Non-Communicable Diseases (PhilPen) Special Award.

Dr. Gerarda Tizon personally received the awards together with her staffs from the City Health Office and she attributed much to the staunch leadership and support that the administration of Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan has given through out the years.

“Ini ngatanan dire namon makakabu-tan kun dire tungod hit hul-os ngan makusog nga suporta hit liderato ni Mayor Step ha aton mga programa panlawas” she emphasized.

She further offered the awards to the hardworking public health professionals and barangay health workers and volunteers for the unwavering passion and commitment in achieving these accomplishments.

“Siyempre dire magiginposible ini tanan kun dire tungod han aton mga kaurusa ha serbisyo panlawas. An aton pagkaurusa nagbunga hini nga mga pagkilala”

With all the challenges in implementing public health programs, the City Health Office will continue to work harder and is always committed to step forward stronger, together with the various sectors of our society in order to achieve better health services in Catbalogan.

Awarding of Regional Health Achievers is an annual event by the Department of Health to give recognition to those public health structures whose performance in various indicators has excelled thereby contributing in achieving the goals of the department.

(Photos by Freida Marie Piczon, Article by Roldz Larios)
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Air Juan offers seat sale for Catbalogan Buri bound OFWs

Good news to all OFW’s coming home this Christmas season or vacationing in 2019 via CEBU, Air Juan is offering a SEAT SALE until December 31, 2018!

Availment of the promotional rate shall be subject to the following terms and conditions:

1. The promo fare is PhP1,000.00 per person per way which is inclusive of 7kg baggage allowance. Fare excludes government taxes, fuel surcharge, and domestic terminal fees;

2. Booking period is from December 1, 2018 up to December 31, 2018. Travel Period is until 30 September 2019;

3. Bookings and reservations must be made at least seven (7) days before the travel date;

4. Bookings must be made to any Air Juan scheduled landplane routes specifically:

PUERTO PRINCESA HUB: Puerto Princesa, Busuanga, Caticlan, Cuyo

CEBU HUB: Cebu, Tagbilaran, Biliran, Catbalogan, Siquijor, Bantayan

5. OFW availing of the promo must present the following travel documents:
– Unexpired Philippine Passport;
– Unexpired POEA conforming Visa;
– Validly issued travel tickets to the Philippines; and
– POEA/PESO-database issued E-receipt or Overseas Employment Certificate

6. Promo rate is valid on the specified date only

7. Promo tickets are non-transferable, non-reroutable and non-rebookable.

8. Promo can only be availed once per person

9. Not valid in conjunction with other promo fares or discounts.

10. Not applicable for online booking transactions. Promo fare is only available in Air Juan ticketing offices in Manila, Cebu, and Puerto Princesa.

11. General terms and conditions apply.

(* exclusive of VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Terminal Fees)

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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)


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)

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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.

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