SVI alumni honors 41 Maribojocanons

MARIBOJOC. – The St. Vincent Institute Alumni Association (SVIAA) honored Sunday 41 Maribojocanons who have excelled in their respective field of endeavors during a Eucharistic celebration and recognition rites at the San Vicente Shrine Church, this town.

The annual honoring and recognition rites, which are on its 31st anniversary, bannered the theme: “The Professionals Today, Shaping the Country’s Future.” The honorees were headed by Mayor Leoncio B. Evasco Jr. together with SVIAA president Predillano Echavi, the local chief executive also delivered the welcome message.

Ester Racho Yokuya, provincial human resource management officer of Zamboanga-Sibugay, an SVI alumna, guest the recognition program. She challenged the youthful honorees to think of possible solutions to solve the ills of society. She was introduced by Municipal Council Pantollana- Autentico, press relations officer of the aggrupation.

On the same occasion, prexy Echavia inducted into office Maribojoc MPIO Godofredo Fuertes as a new member of the SVIAA board of directors. The honorees inducted Mayor Evasco, elected chief executive; Dr. Shary May Manuta, doctor of medicine; Ma Annalissa Jabines Babera M.A in Mathematic; Dave Anthony Marcial, M.S. Computer Science, Judith Galo and Emma Pintor-certified public accountants, Lourdes Lumantas- master teacher II, Ma. Isabel Barafon- master teacher I Engr. Allan Laniba – mechanical engineer, Engr. Jesse Cales, Engr. Jayson Ramiso and Engr. Ralph Herbie Ventero, electrical engineers; Engr. Arnold Busa and Engr. Hubert Paderog, civil engineer.

Emmanuel Sarabia, Laianne Canoy Aragon, MariaJoanne Pagaran, Yasayr Bañanola, Elvira Basilad and Lady Love Cabilla- registered nurses; Robert Bacareza,Joel Bagondol and Eugen Jay Morgia-criminologists;Mary Rose Merlas- forester; Engr. Hubert Paderog and Lady Mae Bongco master plumbers; Jelyn Abelada, Nancy Jeanette fermo, Rowena Membreve, Carmelo Pantollana Jr., Lucy Mae Padillo, Janice Panoga, Tito Amando Pantollana Portia Ruaya Naruna, Belle May Resolosa, Zyra Zabala, Jajah Alcala and Aristotle Descallar – Licensed teachers; and Johanna Jeneth Barnaja- midwife.

Gino Silva is a special awardee being a 1st runner-up in the regional search for Deck Cadet of the year. BACS 1 Academic supervisor Winefreda Fuertes Flores emceed the program. (Fred C. Fuertes)

Maribojoc PNP goes high on anti-gambling crusade

MARIBOJOC- The Philippine National Police headquarter here had just sparked a more aggressive campaign against swertres and other forms of illegal gambling in coordination with the Mayor’s Office, starting from the basic – an anti- gambling symposium at the town’s public market.

Barangay tanods from these coastal municipality 22 barangays were able to forge an informal partnership with residents and traders doing business at the local commercial center after listening to the speakers in the half-day forum.

Poblacian Barangay Captain Arsenio Pantollana, the first resource speaker, explained that swertres is just game of chance and has even caused squabbles in the family on instances when the budget for food were sacrificed just to bet on the number game and went to the pockets of ushers and coordinators instead.

Pantollana further explained that the risk of getting caught red-handed is too much for the prize to pay off. SPO1 Teogenes Solon, head of the PNP operations section here, urged the participants to support and assist the local police in stamping out all forms of illegal gambling.

Solon also discussed the salient provisions of RA 9262, the law that protects the rights of women and prohibits violence against them as he advised male participants to love and care for the instead of maltreating them. He also called on those who own still unlicensed firearms to duly register them and get licensed,”

“All kinds of handguns, expert “paltik” could be licensed,” Solon said. Federation of Barangay Tanods president Raymond Nixer Coloma, for his part, said that the full force of barangay tanods are ready and willing to assist the PNP in the laudable move to “erase swertres from the face of the earth, and that all forms of illegal gambling shall follow suit”.

The last speaker, Acting Chief of Police Jose Arocha opined that the PNP campaign for peace and order as well as a swertres free and a drug free community would be futile without the support and cooperation of the civilians or the community.

Arocha bared that the PNP-province under Bohol Police Provincial Director Col. Edgardo Ingking, mandates a zero tolerance policy as far as swertres concerned.

18 Barangay Tanods Attend Basic Training

MARIBOJOC – At least 18 barangay tanods from Busao , Toril and Agahay recently completed a one-day orientation training on their basic duties and responsibilities at the Busao High School this town. The day – long activity was brainchild of Raymond Nixer Coloma, president of the municipal Federation of Barangay Tanods.

In this inspiration message Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr., underscore the role of the tanods in the peace- keeping efforts of the community. Busao barangay head and ABC president Marcelino Dapiton gave the welcome address, while Municipal Council Guaberto Melecio, chief of the SB Committee on Peace and Order, batted for effective coordination of these peace-keeping forces with their barangay officials.

During the occasion, MLGOO Victor Lapiz Jr. of the Department of the Interior and Local Government announced the increase of barangay tanods honorarium from P 200 to P 500 per month. He also advised the barangay police to complete all their papers for their P 20,000 insurance coverage.

Former Local Government Academy Regional Training coordinator Godoferdo Fuertes gave a lecture on values formation and the golden rules in human relations. This was followed by Chief Police Jose Arocha’s dissertation on tanods which means transparency, being active, neutralizer, operational, discipline and security.

Greg Dapitilla, for his part, tackles surveillance, and to get her with the federation president and Mario Cornito, conducted a practicum on practical self-defense techniques. (FCF)

Guv spells out eTRACS program

MARIBOJOC. “This is a shining moment for the municipality of Maribojoc.” Thus, Gov. Erico B. Aumentado opened his message Monday morning moment before turning over to this coastal municipality the electronic Tax Revenue Assessment and Collection System (eTRACS) equipment at the lobby of the municipal hall.

Program Director David Goodwin’s of the Philippines-Australia Local Government Development program assisted the Bohol chief executive. Mayor Leoncio B Evasco Jr. received the equipment in behalf of this town witnessed by Rosalinda G. Paredes, LGDP Adviser, Vice Mayor Gabino Redulla, SB members, barangay captains, department heads and LGU functionaries.

“We did not hesitate to choose Maribojoc as the pilot municipality for this project because we trust your local leaders,” the governor bluntly told the audience. If properly harnessed, Gov. Aumentado assured that this Australia-funded development project could certainly increase the town’s collection by 30 to 40% given the political will of your leaders, this equipment could generate more revenue for this fifth class municipality.

The provincial chief executive was met with a thunderous applause when he bared the plan to pave the road leading towards the centuries-old Maribojoc wharf and to rehabilitate the bumpy road to Candavid, the farthest Barangay. “I am dreaming that Maribojoc could be a catalyst of change in this part of the province,” the governor concludes his speech.

In his response, Mayor Evasco sounded the townspeople’s expression of gratitude to the provincial leadership and the Australian government for making Maribojoc as the pilot area. Evasco further thanked the late lawyer Juanito Cambangay, retired provincial planner, who a few months ago visited his office with Paredes to make the offer.

Mayor Evasco revealed that as a result of this undertaking, he will create the Information Technology Center to be manned by a well-trained computer wizard Herculino “Boyet” Fuertes who completed a series of training for this project. The office will go a long way toward increasing the town’s meager revenues.

The turnover rites blasted off with the invocation by Engr. Ma. Nenita Reyes Chiu, MPDC and welcome remark’s by Oscar Francisco Valles, executive chief of staff of the mayor’s office. Director Good wins on the other hand delivered the statement of purposed. Senior Municipal Kagawad Fructuoso “Tusoy” Redulla Jr. emceed the program (GCF)