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

2017 Manaragat Festival Sponsors

This year’s Manaragat Festival could not be possible without the support of the following sponsors and supporters!

Damu nga salamat!

#manaragatfestival #catbalogancity #sponsor #supporter#captivatingcatbalogan #karisyokatbalogan #happyfiesta

Catbaloganon places 4th in the 2017 Mutya han Samar pageant

Reigning Miss Manaragat 2016 1st Runner-Up, MS. REINALYN PAPAURAN (rear right) successfully placed as 4th Runner-Up in the 2017 Mutya han Samar pageant held today, August 09, 2017 at Samar Provincial Covered Court, Catbalogan City.

Congratulations and thank you for making us proud to be Catbaloganons!

(Photo by Sir Marvin Piczon)

Manaragat Festival 2017

And we are set for August for our 2017 Manaragat Festival Month-long City Fiesta Celebration!

Karisyo Katbalogan!

#catbalogancity #manaragatfestival #karisyokatbalogan#captivatingcatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan #missmanaragat#mistermanaragat #karasakatbalogan #kamurasakkadagatan

Hugot pa MORE!

Para han mga higlarum nga mga HUGOT, aadi na utro an iyo gab-i nga maipadasig ngan maipasabot an gugma nga hilarum ug an kawara nga maul-ol.

August 02, 2017 at the City Plaza to start by 08:00 PM dubbed as “Spoken Word Poetry and Acoustic Night” as part of the 2017 Manaragat Festival.

#catbalogancity #hugotpamore #manaragatfestival#captivatingcatbalogan #karisyokatbalogan #kulturakatbalogan

Miss Manaragat 2017

After a thorough four-stage screening process by a five-member committee, congratulations to the following ladies who are now the official candidates of Miss Manaragat 2017 and in no particular order.

Best of luck!

#missmanaragat #manaragatfestival #catbalogancity#kahusaykatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan

Mister Manaragat 2017

Congratulations to the lucky nine (9) official candidates for the Mister Manaragat 2017 in no particular order, who went through a thorough four-stage screening process by a four-member committee.

Best of luck!

#mistermanaragat #manaragatfestival #catbalogancity#kahusaykatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan

Mister and Miss Manaragat 2017 receives applications from aspirants

And it’s official, we have received 21 applications for the Miss Manaragat: The Search for Miss Catbalogan City and 28 applications for the Mister Manaragat: The Search for Mister Catbalogan City.

Official screening for the Miss Manaragat 2017 will be on July 29, 2017 (Saturday) and for the Mister Manaragat 2017 will be on July 30, 2017 (Sunday).

#missmanaragat #mistermanaragat #manaragatfestival#catbalogancity #captivatingcatbalogan #karisyokatbalogan

Catbalogan City attends 3rd ASEAN Mayors’ Forum

In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN or Association of South East Asian Nations, the Catbalogan City delegation headed by Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan attended the 3rd ASEAN Mayors’ Forum last July 26-27, 2017 in Taguig City organized by The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) and the UCLG ASPAC – United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific as hosted by the City Government of Taguig.

The ASEAN Mayors’ Forum was first held in 2011 in Surabaya, Indonesia and the second in 2015 in Makassar, Indonesia as an initiative to establish regional cooperation among member countries.

The 3rd ASEAN Mayors Forum was aimed at promoting cross-border interactions between local governments, as well as in establishing partnerships for the improvement of the quality of life and environmental sustainability within the region in accordance with the ASEAN Blueprint.

Mayor Step was invited as a speaker for the breakout session on “Empowering Women and Promoting Inclusive Governance” while select department and program heads attended several sessions on local financing, disaster resiliency, mobility, land governance, local economies and other relevant topics as part of the thrust of Mayor Step of being responsive to international trends as well as being proactive to address current challenges.

The said international learning opportunity serves as an alternative learning experience for programmers and implementers of the city government geared towards supporting the international communities, which Catbalogan is part of and whose influence and effect cannot be discounted and disregarded.

(Photos and Article by Ador Hurtado)

#ASEANmayorsforum #uclgaspac #asean2017 #catbalogancity#stepforwardcatbalogan #kasugbongkatbalogan

City organizes people’s organization for eco-tourism program

After a series of community workshops at Buri Island facilitated with the assistance of DTI-Samar, the team organized by City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan further assisted Barangays Estaka and Cabugawan in creating a people’s organization that will be the lead group that will implement the city’s new eco-tourism project in the said island.

Now to be called BIPA or Buri Island People’s Association, the new group is composed of individuals representing the sectors of fisherfolks, women, senior citizens, people with disability, and transport group who will be the target beneficiaries as well as the implementer of the two (2) projects in the said barangays.

To be assisted and monitored by the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCAIO) and the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO), these pet projects of Mayor Step is primarily aimed at creating alternative livelihoods for the constituents of Buri Island while instilling environmental consciousness and pride of home.

The new association to be registered with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has also elected among themselves their officers who will be the key individuals for the two projects along with the other members committed to help Buri Island not just prosper but also to protect and preserve their natural treasures.

(Photos and Article by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #buriisland #iystd2017 #buriultimaterecreationisland#inflatablepark #mangrovepark #sustainabletourism #teamtourism#captivatingcatbalogan

Catbalogan receives seal of child-friendly for three years in-a-row

Catbalogan City receives 2016 Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) from the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) as awarded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Receiving on behalf of the local government was City Social Welfare and Development, Ms. Nida Aroza during the regional awarding held at Tacloban City.

The SCFLG is a recognition system for LGUs that deliver positive results for children’s well being wherein a Child Friendly Local Governance Audit Team otherwise called the Interagency Monitoring Task Force (IMTF) conducts audit among cities and municipalities based on twelve (12) criteria ranging from health, nutrition, school retention and completion, reduction of child labor cases and other exploitations, legislative measures in placed, and many more.

Catbalogan City has consistently received the said seal since 2014 on its very start of implementation anchored on the “Child-Friendly Philippines: A Caring and Protective Society for, by, and with the Children” advocacy and programming framework launched by the said national council.

(Article by Ador Hurtado)

#catbalogancity #cwc #dswd #dilg #sealofchildfriendlylocalgovernance #cswdo #stepforwardcatbalogan #kasugbongkatbalogan