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

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)

#catbalogancity #karisyokatbalogan #manaragatfestival#kamurasakkadagatankatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan#teamtourism

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.

#catbalogancity #missmanaragat #mistermanaragat#manaragatfestival #captivatingcatbalogan #sparksamar #samar#karisyokatbalogan #kahusaykatbalogan

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)

#catbalogancity #nutritionmonth2017 #gulayansapaaralan#kauswagkatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan#captivatingcatbalogan #karasakatbalogan #2017nutmonth#healthydiet4life


Special Recruitment Activity – July 10 to 11, 2017

For all interested applicants, please visit the City Hall Lobby starting on Monday, July 10, 2017 until Tuesday, July 11, 2017 as facilitated by the City Public Employment Services Office (PESO).

Apply na!

#catbalogancity #stepforwardcatbalogan #peso #captivatingcatbalogan#kasugbongkatbalogan #kauswagkatbalogan

Mayor Step reconvenes DRRMC & Peace and Order Councils after the earthquake

City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan called today, July 08, 2017 a joint emergency meeting among the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) ngan City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) to discuss on the current situation faced by the city relative to effects brought about by the earthquake in Leyte.

The council members have agreed on the following as an immediate action:
Deped Catbalogan City Division to shorten classes by starting early so as to ensure safety of students;
Catbalogan City Police Station to coordinate with volunteer groups that will be conducting security roving day and night to strictly implement curfew;
Samelco 2 to issue regular monitoring and coordinate with Catbalogan City Central Fire Station & Catbalogan City Search and Rescue Team-DRRMO in cases of fire and other emergencies;
– CEEPU Office to coordinate with DTI.Samar, Samar Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Catbalogan Bankers’ Club to monitor price increases and banking operations;
– Catbalogan City Joint Inspection Team to monitor businesses operating along sidewalks;
Catbalogan Water District to coordinate with the 8th Infantry Division PA regarding set-up of generator set at Caramayon water source and CWD to issue regular notices;
– City DRRMO to verify street light electrifying assignment to ensure proper light distribution within downtown;
– City DRRMO & BFP may conduct water rationing among non-serviceable areas while CWD for service areas.

Mayor Step is set to attend the emergency meeting today of the Regional Development Council as called for by RDC 8 Chair, Mayor Cristina Gonzalez Romualdez to discuss on the same issue that the whole region is facing.

(Photos and Article by Ador Hurtado, CTCAIO)

#cpoc #cdrrmo #catbalogancity #stepforwardcatbalogan#earthquakePH #kasugbongkatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan

Catbalogan receives 2016 Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping

Congratulations to Catbalogan City for passing the 2016 Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The said seal was conferred to local government units for its consistent compliance of the Full Disclosure Policy of the Commission on Audit (COA) and conformity with accounting and auditing standards, rules and regulations.

#catbalogancity #dilg #sgfh #stepforwardcatbalogan #kauswagkatbalogan #kasugbongkatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan

Catbalogan City qualifies for international environmental challenge

As the only city from Eastern Visayas, Catbalogan City qualifies for the 2017-2018 One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability.

Formerly known as the Earth Hour City Challenge, the OPCC is a biennial global challenge that recognizes cities for developing infrastructure, housing, transport and mobility solutions to power the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.

The Philippine qualifiers will now be part of the official list of global entries that will be evaluated by an international jury of experts on areas ranging from urban planning and transport to consumer behavior and energy systems.

National winners will be determined and one of those will be hailed as the global winner.

All winning cities will be featured in a global digital campaign designed to strengthen public support for city-led climate action.

Finalists of the OPCC, which was designed by WWF to mobilize action and support from cities in global climate efforts, including the goals now set forth by the Paris Agreement, will be announced in the second quarter of 2018.

#catbalogancity #stepforwardcatbalogan #opcc #wwf #iclei#kasugbongkatbalogan #oneplanetcitychallenge

Mayor Step delivers her city report at Sierra Islands

City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan delivered her State of the City Address (SOCA) last July 03, 2017 at Barangay Rama, the biggest of the seven island barangays collectively called ‘Sierra Islands’ located more than an hour away by boat from mainland city.

“Ha Isla Naman! Pagpahamtang 2017” is part of her continuing efforts to bring in closer to the people the local government as well as to deliver social services right at the doorsteps of her constituents.

Gleaned from the report were the significant developments in terms of economic growth, consistent assistance to key sectors of the society, improving health consciousness and standards, deepening social interventions, and strengthening local partnerships and international linkaging as well as major awards and recognitions received for exemplary achievements by the city.

A ‘People’s Caravan’ followed after the SOCA that brought several government services like medical/dental mission, live birth registration, mass wedding, buntis congress, legal services, agricultural and veterinary services, and other trainings and orientations for the barangay folks of Sierra Islands.

Mayor Step ended her SOCA speech with a call for action and a call for unity and cooperation as she quipped “Dire ba an Catbalogan in dire la ha amon nga mga opisyales han Ciudad? Deri ba dapat nga an pagpakaupay han aton syudad in ginkakaurusahan naton ngatanan? Deri ba responsabilidad naton ngatanan an pag-uswag han aton hinigugma nga syudad?”

Indeed, the betterment or the downfall of any society rests not solely on its officials or duty bearers but should largely be on the active and meaningful involvement of the people themselves. What the administration of Mayor Step strives for is not a perfect society but a better Catbalogan anchored on inclusivity, transparency, and empowering local government and leadership.

And in her own words “So as we take flight to greater heights, LET US HOLD HANDS TOGETHER AND STEP FORWARD TOGETHER!”

(Photos by Paulus Aragon; Article by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #soca2017 #haislanaman #sierraislands#stepforwardcatbalogan #pagpahamtang2017 #captivatingcatbalogan#kasugbongkatbalogan

Pacquiao fight live telecast at City Plaza on July 02, 2017

Catch MANNY PACQUIAO for the “Battle of Brisbane” tomorrow, July 02, 2017, 09:00 AM LIVE TELECAST at City Plaza via LED TV courtesy of Cignal HDTV.

#pacquiaovshorn #boxing #catbalogancity #captivatingcatbalogan#karisyokatbalogan

Catbalogan joins the nation in celebrating the 2017 Nutrition Month

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the nation in celebrating the 2017 National Nutrition Month with the theme “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit – For Life!”.

As promoted by the National Nutrition Council (NNC), the conduct of celebrating July as nutrition month aims to promote healthy diets to contribute to the reduction of overweight, obesity and non-communicable diseases. It also teaches the public on how to better discern between healthy and unhealthy foods for better food choices; and encourage food industry including farmers, producers and distributors and food establishments to produce and make available healthier food options to consumers.

The city’s nutrition council is also organizing series of activities for the whole month of July in coordination with various agencies and partners starting with a launching program tomorrow, July 04, 2017 at City Plaza.

#2017nutmonth #nutrition #healthydiet4life #nnc #july2017#catbalogancity #stepforwardcatbalogan #karisyokatbalogan#karasakatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan