In support to the national campaign of the President Rodrigo Duterte against drug abuse and in celebration of the International Women’s Day, an “Anti-Illegal Drugs Caravan and the Launching of the Therapeutic Community Team of the City of Catbalogan” was organized today, March 08, 2017 at SNS Covered Court.
One objective of the activity was to officially launch Catbalogan City’s anti-drug abuse rehabilitation program, which one of the elements is the Therapeutic Community Team (TC Team) and another is to celebrate the International Women’s Day by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 6949 series 1990.
Catbaloganons walk for International Women’s Day bannering a campaign on women empowerment and anti-illegal drug campaign last March 08, 2017.
More than 300 participants from secondary schools, men in uniform, barangay officials and city employees joined the morning walk today, March 08, 2017 from the City Plaza around major streets and thoroughfares carrying banners and statement placards that called for women empowerment and anti-illegal drug abuse.
This activity was spearheaded by the multi-sectoral councils of Gender and Development (GAD) Council and City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) as part of the women’s month celebration and in support of the national campaign against illegal drugs.
It is said that women holds half of the world, a task that is daunting to realize but comforting to recognize.
Happy Women’s Month to all the women by heart and in mind who continuously shape the present and the future that awaits.
CADAC and GAD Council convened last March 02, 2017 at City Mayor’s Office by memorandum of Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan who chairs both councils.
The meeting was in preparation for the month-long celebration of women’s month 2017 with this year’s theme “We make change work for Women”.
The activity was attended by the members of Catbalogan Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) and Gender and Development (GAD) to specifically take up the issues on the launching of a Community-Based Rehabilitation Program and launching of the Therapeutic Community Team (TCT) to be part of the highlights of the Women’s Month celebration along side with the the “Women inspiring Women Forum” and the launching of Barangay VAWC Desk Hotlines.
The national women’s month celebration every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day.
Part of the celebration on March 08, 2017 is a motorcade to be followed by the unveiling of women’s month information materials, which will be put up in strategic places to ensure wider session of women’s rights and protection.
(Photos and article by Ms. Myra Tambor)
The Youth for Peace Katbalaugan Chapter hosted the 1st Regional Meeting, Strategic Planning and Assessment 2017 of Youth for Peace Philippines, Inc. Eastern Visayas (YFPPI) last February 25-26, 2017 at SP Session Hall at City Hall and Multi-Purpose Building at Camp Lukban, Brgy. Maulong, Catbalogan City.
The regional meeting was attended by 35 delegates from the 5 provinces of Eastern Visayas region together with the Civil Military Officers from every unit of the 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army.
Its objective is to convene all existing YFPPI organizations, assess the challenges and to come up with an annual plan for 2017.
The Youth for Peace Philippines organizations here in Eastern Visayas were the outcome of the Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) initiated by the Philippine Army and supported by the respected municipalities and cities while the Youth for Peace Katbalaugan Chapter is the outcome of the YLS supported by Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan since 2012.
Said regional meeting was fully supported by Mayor Step as part of her commitment towards the development of young people wherein she herself was a product of various youth trainings and workshops by non-government organizations like FPOP-Samar and WARAYA, which is a partner of this activity.
The activity were sponsored by the City Government of Catbalogan in partnership with the 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army and supported by the City Youth Development Office, Waray-Waray Youth Advocates (WARAYA) and Junior Chamber International, Catbalogan Balud, Inc.
(Photos by Jovic Belangel Rapanan & Camp Lukban; Article by Mark Mark Bons Mabutin Fernandez)
Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan convenes media partners from Region 8 to drumbeat the upcoming hosting of Catbalogan City of the United Cities and Local Governments ASPAC Conference and Executive Bureau Meeting on April 04-07, 2017.
Attended by nearly 30 media practitioners from the whole region together with Chief of Staff and Over-All Local Coordinator, Mr. Dennis Cosmod and UCLG Event Media Coordinator, Ms. Myra Tambor, Mayor Step highlighted the crucial role of media in ensuring the success of the event.
Pointing out the significant contribution of media for the wider dissemination of the UCLG conference, we have sought the support of the media to be partners in this event through their coverages and featured stories and for their part, the media committed support and lauded this kind of initiative that the City of Catbalogan will undertake.
The UCLG ASPAC – United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific has chosen Catbalogan City to be the host of first session of its Executive Bureau Meeting and the Asia Pacific Conference, which is expected to gather at least 300 local and international delegates who are mostly Mayors and Governors from member LGUs across the ASPAC region.
(Photos by Myra Tambor)
A mix of students and out-of-school youth from Calbiga, Catbalogan and Zumarraga, of ages 15-25 years old participated in the Layag Samar Youth Camp held last February 21 and 22 at the New Maqueda Bay Hotel and Rosario Hills respectively. This gathering of the youth is one of the scheduled activities created for the different sectors of society to collaborate in activities leading to the preservation of our rich culture and heritage.
While it was expected that the participants should have artistic inclinations, their talents were further improved through breakout sessions in drama, dance, music, literary and visual & traditional arts. The finale of the said activity, which also served as their outputs was a showcase of talents, integrating arts, heritage, climate change adaptation, disaster preparedness and all other lessons they have learned in the series of workshops.
This activity is part of the Layag Samar Project, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding between The City Government of Catbalogan, the Samar State University, the Samar Island Heritage Foundation, and the funding agency which is the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
The Philippine Reclamation Authority represented by Atty. Janilo Rubiato (General Manager and Chief Executive Officer) and City of Catbalogan (Stephany Uy-Tan, City Mayor) finally sealed an agreement that would pave way for the establishment of a new industrial and commercial hub in the City through the 330-Hectare Reclamation Project to be situated at Barangay Maulong, Catbalogan City.
This project will address the scarcity of land area for industrial and commercial purposes within the city that would greatly ease congestion within the present Business Center and would complement the City’s rapid economic growth/activity.
The signing of the Expression of Collaboration is just part of many vital steps that PRA and LGU Catbalogan have to go through in order to realize the said project. Should the reclamation project becomes reality, the proposed economic zone of Catbalogan will be situated there in which major manufacturing, commercial, production and industrial establishment will be built.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Also present during the said signing of Expression of Collaboration were Atty. Al Agra, Chairman and Atty. Joseph John Literal, Assistant General Manager, all from the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA).
The City Government of Catbalogan through the City Civil Registrar’s Office is set to celebrate love and unity through the annual conduct of KASALANG BAYAN.
This year, nearly 200 couples will get to experience a sponsored Civil Mass Wedding on February 27, 2017 at Samar State University Gymnasium.
One unique feature of this year’s KASALANG BAYAN is the environmental “touch” wherein all couples will get the opportunity to plant fruit “couple tree” at Barangay San Andres to be maintained by the City Agriculture’s Office.
This is being made possible through City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan as part of its “Services at your doorSTEP”, offering basic services direct to the people.
Believing that “It paghigugma parehas hit pagtatanom, matubo kun gin-aataman, malalaya kun ginpapabay-an”, Mayor Step incorporates the love for our environment while sharing true love’s sweet promise.
Fore more details, please contact City Civil Registrar’s Office at (055) 543-8565 or visit their office at Ground Floor (beside City Assessor’s Office) City Hall Building, Rizal Avenue, Catbalogan City.
City Government of Catbalogan joins the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders in celebrating the Rare Disease Day 2017
The City Government of Catbalogan joins the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders in celebrating the Rare Disease Day 2017 on February 28, 2017.
With the release of Presidential Proclamation No. 1989 on February 8, 2010 declaring the last week of February as ‘National Rare Disease Week’, the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders, Inc. (PSOD) has taken the initiative in coordinating public and stakeholder awareness on the promotion and protection of the welfare of Filipinos with rare or orphan disorders.
This year’s slogan is “With Research Possibilities are Limitless”, which is a call upon researchers, universities, students, companies, policy makers and clinicians to do more research and to make them aware of the importance of research for the rare disease community.
Republic Act No. 10747 or the Rare Disease Act of the Philippines was signed into law in March 2016. The law seeks to “improve the access of patients diagnosed to have a rare disease, or patient highly suspected of having a rare disease, to comprehensive medical care and to timely health information to help them cope with their condition.”