Discover the City of Catbalogan! A mouth-watering cuisine... The colorful tradition and festivities... Embark on an exhilirating adventure... Indulge the perfect bliss of calm and comfort... And a bit of everything...
Discover the City of Catbalogan!1 A mouth-watering cuisine...2 The colorful tradition and festivities...3 Embark on an exhilirating adventure...4 Indulge the perfect bliss of calm and comfort...5 And a bit of everything...6

Catbalogan councilor attends world mobility congress in Taiwan

City Councilor Beethoven “Bembot” Bermejo was Catbalogan City’s representative last October 02-04, 2017 to the Ecomobility World Festival 2017 and Ecomobility World Congress 2017 in Koahsiung, Chinese Taipei by invitation ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, which Catbalogan is an active member.

The Ecomobility World Congress 2017 Kaohsiung series enables local and international actors, united by a shared interest in sustainable transportation, to come together to share good practices and spark synergies in a setting that promotes creative collaboration, local initiatives and the EcoMobility agenda under the theme of “Liveable, Shared and Intelligent: A Platform for Ecomobile Change.”

The EcoMobility World Festival is a concept initiated by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability as a challenge for visionary city leaders to take up. The concept is based on depicting the future of mobility in real time with real people in a real city for an entire calendar month. In this one month cities undergoing the EcoMobility festival project shall encourage the use of ecomobility in the neighbourhood, by discouraging use of personal automobiles.

“This is one opportunity for Catbalogan City to learn from other cities on how they implemented ecological mobility as a sustainable development measure, which our city needs to address” Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan shares.

Councilor Bermejo also sits as an Ex-Officio Board Member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Provincial Government of Samar being the Provincial Federation President of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) while sitting as the Vice-Chairperson of the Publications and Communications Committee as one of the standing committees of the National PCL.

Catbalogan City is currently formalizing its EcoMobility Plan as part of its commitment to sustainable development with the help of ICLEI and with the abled leadership of Mayor Step.

ICLEI is the leading global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future.

#catbalogancity #ecomobility #koahsiung #taiwan #iclei#stepforwardcatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan


Catbalogan hosts regional celebration of World Teachers’ Day

Catbalogan City hosts the regional celebration of the 2017 World Teachers’ Day that gathered all schools divisions both cities and provinces of the Department of Education co-facilitated by the Deped Catbalogan City Division.

A salute to all the teachers and all working in the academe sector and thank you for sharing the celebration with Catbalogan City!

#catbalogancity #worldteachersday #captivatingcatbalogan#karisyokatbalogan #kasugbongkatbalogan


Catbalogan celebrates 2017 Animal Welfare Week

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) in celebrating the Animal Welfare Week 2017 from October 04-06, 2017.

#catbalogancity #animalwelfareweek #animalwelfare #kasugbongkatbalogan

Catbaloganons attend slaughterhouse operation management seminar

Meat vendors, dealers, and butchers recently attended the Slaughterhouse Operation Management Orientation Seminar (SOMOS) organized by the City Veterinary Office in partnership with National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).

The National Meat Inspection Service is the specialized regulatory agency in the Department of Agriculture that is the country’s sole national controlling authority on all matters pertaining to meat inspection and hygiene.

Currently there are no registered or accredited slaughterhouse under NMIS within the region but Catbalogan City has recently completed its abattoir at Barangay Mercedes after availing funding and technical assistance under the Meat Establishment Improvement Program (MEIP) of NMIS.

Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan was personally present to extend her commitment to the said initiative, which started during her father’s term now City Councilor to institutionalize the said public facility in order to ensure a safe and clean service to all consumers.

Slaughterhouses in the country are categorized as “A,” “AA” and “AAA”: “A” slaughterhouses are those allowed to cater within city or municipality where they are located; while pork from “AA” slaughterhouses is suitable for domestic consumption; and “AAA” slaughterhouses are those with facilities and operational procedures appropriate for the domestic and international markets.

Catbalogan is targeting to secure a AA grade abattoir in order to cater to nearby municipalities and cities within the province.

(Photos by Paulus Aragon; Article by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #nmis #slaughterhouse #abattoir #stepforwardcatbalogan#captivatingcatbalogan #kauswagkatbalogan

Catbalogan joins the celebration of the National Statistics Month 2017

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the nation in celebrating the 2017 National Statistics Month for the month of October.

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647, “Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month”, the nationwide observation is aimed to: (a) promote, enhance, and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of the society; and (b) elicit the cooperation and support of the general public in upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country.

This year’s NSM celebration will carry the theme “Facts and Figures for the Future: Statistics for Evidence-Based Decisions Towards AmBisyonNatin 2040.” The theme reflects the important role of reliable statistics and factual information in determining appropriate strategies for tracking our progress towards AmBisyonNatin 2040, where all Filipinos are envisioned to enjoy a matatag, maginhawa, at panatagnabuhay.

#catbalogancity #stepforwardcatbalogan #statisticsmonth#kasugbongkatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan

Joint Mangrove Planting & Coastal Cleanup gathers green warriors

As part of the joint “Oplan BroadcasTREEing and International Coastal Cleanup” last September 23, 2017 at Buri Island, nearly 100 individuals from various agencies and organizations joined City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan and city employees in the environmental activity.

Nearly five hundred (500) propagules of mangrove were planted in Barangay Cabugawan and several kilos of garbages were collected as well while the City Environment and Natural Resources Office conducted information dissemination and the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office were with the Miss Manaragat 2017 titleholders and several Mister Manaragat candidates whose advocacy is mainly on environmental protection and cultural preservation.

Mayor Step was with her two children who equally supports the environmental advocacy serving as an inspiration to young Catbaloganons that it is never too early or too late to care for our environment.

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) was started by the Ocean Conservancy in 1986 to engage volunteers in collecting marine debris from the world’s waterways. On the other hand, the Oplan Broadcastreeing project, which is now on its sixth year, is led by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

(Photos by Paulus Aragon; Article by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #internationalcoastalcleanup #oplanbroadcastreeing#buriisland #kasugbongkatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan#stepforwardcatbalogan


Catbalogan joins 2017 National Tourism Week and World Tourism Day 2017

The City Government of Catbalogan through the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) joins the nation in observing the 2017 National Tourism Week during the last week of September and the World Tourism Day 2017.

The said observance is mandated under Presidential Proclamation No. 894 issued on October 4, 1996, which is geared towards promoting, encouraging and developing tourism as a major national socio-economic activity, which is also anchored on the observance of the worldwide tourism day celebrated on the 27th day of September of every year as declared by the World Tourism Organization through Proclamation No. 1942 dated February 1, 1980.

This also coincides with the declaration of the United Nations through its General Assembly that identified the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The International Year aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector than can contribute effectively to the SDGs.

Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan endorses and supports this advocacy as prioritized under one of her pillars of development, which is “Turismo tatagan du-on” that puts emphasis on tourism not just as an economic drive to address poverty but a solution to achieving sustainable development among its people and of the city as a whole.

Catbalogan City has already implemented activities and projects under several key programs that are geared towards achieving a balance between economy, environment and the society anchored on its heritage and cultural identity believing that the Catbaloganons plays a great role in this road to sustainable development.

(Article by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #captivatingcatbalohan #ntw2017 #iys2017#iystd2017 #karisyokatbalogan #kahusaykatbalogan#kasugbongkatbalogan #karasakatbalogan

Catbaloganon families win big at OWWA regional search

Catbalogan dominated the awards for the OWWA Regional Awarding Ceremony for the Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) last September 21, 2017 at Tacloban City.

Three (3) Catbaloganon families were nominated and two (2) won as Model Family of the Year for land-based and sea-based categories.

Engr. Salvador Villalino Sr. and Family was awarded as the regional winner for land-based category recognized for their outstanding achievement in community projects while Capt. Redelio M. Ponay and Family was the regional winner for sea-based category recognized for their outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship.

Said regional winners were automatically nominated to the 12th Annual Search of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to be held in Manila for the National Awarding this November 2017.

The annual MOFYA search is designed to give due recognition to outstanding achievements of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families in promoting best practices in managing family challenges albeit adverse effects of overseas migration on family solidarity and cohesiveness.

OWWA is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) that is the lead government agency tasked to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents.

(Report and Photos by Maila de Guia, City PESO)

#catbalogancity #owwa #ofw #mofya2017 #regionalawardee#stepforwardcatbalogan #kadungganankatbalogan

Children’s Workshop for NCCA Project in Catbalogan taps Manaragat Ambassadors and Ambassadresses

Consistent with their advocacy of preserving our culture and heritage, the Manaragat ambassadors and ambassadresses attended the Writeshop on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Relation to Community Heritage last September 5-6, 2017, together with representatives from The City Government of Catbalogan.

This is part of the Layag Samar Project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Samar State University and the Samar Island Heritage Foundation. The final output of the said activity was the formulation of a plan. They have chosen to do a Children’s Workshop that aims to inform, educate and communicate to the children the Basics of DRR. They plan to do it through hazard maps coloring activity, storytelling and allegorical plays to make it easier for the children to understand their community heritage, the primary source of response to disaster preparedness.

Catbaloganon beauty qualifies for Binibining Cebu 2017

Our very own MS. LOU DOMINIQUE PICZON is one of the 54 official candidates of the first-ever Binibining Cebu pageant and is representing the Municipality of Dalaguete.

Binibining Cebu is presented by the Bb Sugbu Charity Foundation, in cooperation with the Sacred Heart School for Boys Batch 1985 Foundation, Inc. and whose mission is to provide a platform for extraordinary Cebuanas to share their strong interest in social and humanitarian issues, as well as to promote Cebu’s special cultural contributions to the world.

Ms. Piczon was the Manaragat Festival Queen of Tribu Katbalaugan when it joined the Aliwan Fiesta 2016 wherein she placed as one of the three 2nd Runners-Up. She also won as Miss Mandaue 2014 and the Miss Catbalogan City Athletic Association for 2008.

Coronation Night of Binibining Cebu 2017 will be on October 28, 2017 in Cebu City.

Best of luck and let us show our support to Catbalogan’s pride, Ms. Lou Dominique Piczon!

#binibiningcebu #catbalogancity #captivatingcatbalogan
#kahusaykatbalogan #kadungganankatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan