Maribojoc Organizes Barangay Education Committees

The municipal government of Maribojoc is committed to provide opportunities for school children to have access to quality education as Mayor Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. issued last July 19 Executive Order No. 8, series of 2011, organizing the Barangay Education Committee.

The Barangay Education Committee will formulate the barangay policies governing the operations of schools in response to local needs and desires but within the purview of the over-all framework set by the Department of Education and particularized for the municipality by the Local School Board.

The committee is composed of the punong barangay as chairperson, the school head or principal as vice-chair and the members, namely: representative from the barangay council, barangay treasurer, the president of the barangay sangguniang kabataan federation, the president of the parents-teachers’ association, the head of the barangay health workers, the barangay tanod chief and representatives from a PO/NGO, professional and business sectors.

An Education Summit held last May 17 was organized to identify the status of education in the municipality, define appropriate workable strategies and engage the participation of the various stakeholders in the creation of an education community.

Three of the next steps identified during the summit were the expansion of the membership of the Local School Board, the formulation and completion of the plans for educational development as well as the pro-active participation and mobilization of the barangays and other education stakeholders.

Consequently, Evasco issued on May 31 Executive Order No. 06, series of 2011, reorganizing the Local School Board (LSB) by expanding the membership and creating four additional working committees.

An Executive Committee or Project Management Team is tasked to handle the day-to-day operations of the LSB. The four committees created were Site Improvement, Pupils’/Children’s Development, Teachers’ Enhancement and Resource Mobilization.

All four working committees held their separate action planning activities this week at the Maribojoc Presidencia to plan the appropriate education related programs and projects. Their output will be presented to the Local School Board during their August 8 meeting. #

Insp Miñoza Designated as Maribojoc Fire Station OIC

Insp. Gemma Teresa Bacareza-Miñoza was designated as officer-in-charge of the Maribojoc Fire Station after Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) regional director, SSupt Ma. Luisa C. Hadjula, MM, issued regional order no. DKP-2011-05-024 on May 19, 2011.

Mayor Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. formally introduced Miñoza to the municipal government community during her assumption to office late June. He was in high spirits that Miñoza was at the helm of the Municipal Emergency and Rescue Unit.

Evasco said, “We should be pleased that a Maribojocanon, in the person of Insp. Miñoza, has continuously brought honors to our town since she has served with respect and dedication in the many positions she has held in the Bureau of Fire Protection.”

A native of barangay Poblacion, Miñoza was formerly the officer-in-charge of the Panglao Fire Station before she was reassigned to the town. She was previously the chief admin of the Tagbilaran City Fire Station and the Provincial Fire Marshal’s Office.

She spent her elementary years at the Santa Cruz Elementary School where she graduated with honors while her secondary years were at the former Divine Word College of Tagbilaran – High School Department (now Holy Name University).

Miñoza graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology at Velez College in Cebu City; her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts’ degrees, both at the University of Bohol (UB), this city. She also took 9 units of M.A. in Nursing and 9 units of Masters in Public Administration at UB and the Southwestern University, respectively.

A licensed nurse and teacher, Miñoza is a member of the Philippine Nurses Association and the National Organization of Professional Teachers. She is also an active member of the Maribojoc Federation of Women Leaders. Miñoza is married to Misael Manuel Monteros Miñoza. #

Maribojoc to hold Seminar on Organic Vegetable Farming

The local government of Maribojoc through the Municipal Agriculture Office has collaborated with former OFW Mike Racho of barangay Bayacabac to conduct a series of trainings on natural farming technology system (NTFS), vermiculture and vegetable production.

The MAO personnel will be the facilitators while the Racho family will sponsor the training. The half-day-per-week trainings will have lectures and hands-on sessions, which will commence on July 21 until August 18, 2011 at the Racho residence in Nawanao, Bayacabac, Maribojoc. It will be a first come, first serve basis since there are only 50 slots available to interested participants.

On July 21, there will be the NTFS lecture and hands-on concoction making; July 28 will be on vermiculture; vegetable production on August 4 and discussions on the overview on organic agriculture program and values formation will be tackled on August 11. The August 18 training-session is scheduled for the harvest of NTFS concoctions and the closing program.

The municipal government of Maribojoc encourages its residents to try organic farming in their own backyards through growing of their own spices, root crops and vegetables. Private individuals and families who would like to sponsor their own series of training-sessions on organic farming in their own barangays are requested to coordinate with MAO Maria Eva Bolasco. #

Maribojoc SB Inaugurates New Building

The legislative department of Maribojoc inaugurated last Friday afternoon their new two-storey Sangguniang Bayan building in barangay Poblacion.

The first floor houses the offices of the vice-mayor, the municipal councilors, the SB secretary and staff; their SB session hall occupies the second floor.

Vice-Mayor and SB presiding officer Fructuoso F. Redulla, Jr. led the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr., Fer Albaran and Atty. Eddie Busalla. Rev. Fr. Warren M. Abarquez officiated the blessing.

During the short program that followed, municipal councilor Andresa E. Pohl led the singing of hymns while first councilor, Engr. Romulo A. Manuta, gave the welcome message. Special guests Fer Albaran and Atty. Eddie Busalla expressed their excitement every time they come home to Maribojoc, as there were always improvements.

Vice-Mayor Redulla articulated his gratitude to the executive department for the renovation of the newly procured building. He was particularly grateful to the engineering workforce who did a fine job. Redulla assured the body of more quality local laws and singled out the unity of the executive and legislative branches of government in Maribojoc.

Mayor Evasco, likewise, congratulated the Sangguniang Bayan for their new edifice. He took notice of their admirable track record on various local legislative measures and agenda and the importance of the separation of the executive and legislative branches.

Evasco narrated the history of the lot where the new SB building now stands. “I was told that this was where the first municipal hall was built, until the structure was consumed in the August 16, 1952 conflagration. After that, a primary school was erected. Years later, the school was demolished when the now-bankrupt Maribojoc Rural Bank owned by Tatong Tan was constructed.”

According to Evasco, “Our new SB building is also like a bank because it is here where the dreams of every Maribojocanon will be accumulated and where your duty as legislators come in as you have the responsibility of coming up with sound legislations.

Punong barangay federated president and SB ex-officio member Marcial S. Quiwag gave the closing remarks. He appreciated the presence of the 22 punong barangays as well as the department heads and heads of offices of the executive branch. Quiwag pledged that he would continue to be an active legislator and punong barangay. Municipal councilor Cecilia P. Autentico was the emcee for the activity. #