Dr. Auza Keynotes Maribojoc Women’s Celebration

Dr. Elva Dominguez Evasco-Auza, the Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Ultrasonologist who hails from Maribojoc, was the keynote speaker of the town’s Women’s Day celebration last Sunday at the Dr. Abundio Echavez Memorial Sports and Cultural Center.

Dr. Auza talked on the rights to healthcare and the health protection of women, focusing on cervical cancer and gynecological disorders. The speaker is the only daughter of retired DepEd teachers Inocencia Dominguez-Evasco and municipal councilor Florante Badilla Evasco, and elder sister to Eldred D. Evasco.

At present, she is the visiting Ob-Gyne at the Garcia Memorial Provincial Hospital in Talibon, Holy Name University Medical Foundation, Inc., Borja Family Hospital, Tagbilaran Puericulture Center and Maternity House, Inc., Saint Jude General Hospital and MMG Bohol Cooperative Hospital. She is also the Ob-Gyne Consultant to IMAP Lying-In Clinics in Calceta, Tagbilaran City, Talibon, Alicia, San Miguel and Trinidad.

Dr. Auza is the proprietor and administrator of St. Gerald’s Maternity and Wellness Clinic located beside the Municipio de Talibon, which was blessed and inaugurated last March 18. She is married to Engr. Jerome Auza, ECE, proprietor and manager of Auza.Net. They have two children, Jeremiah, 3 years old, and Jacob, 2 years old. #

Evasco accepts ‘Good Housekeeping’ Award from PNoy

Maribojoc Mayor Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. personally accepted the ‘Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH)’ award from President Benigno ‘PNoy’ S. Aquino III last Thursday afternoon at the ceremonial hall of Malacañan Palace, Manila.

Pres. Aquino was the guest of honor during the awarding of the ‘Galing Pook’ award to 17 LGUs and the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) to 15 LGUs as well as the launching of the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF).

Evasco received the award in behalf of the municipal government of Maribojoc. The town, lone Bohol awardee for the second batch of local government units nationwide evaluated by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), was recognized for its excellent performance in governance.

LGU Maribojoc and the municipal government of Amlan, Negros Oriental, two awardees from Region 7, were among 15 LGUs from the ranks of 4th and 5th class municipalities nationwide that were awarded and consequently became recipients of the PhP1 Million subsidy for proposed investment projects.

“The ‘seal of good housekeeping’ award won by Maribojoc is not a product of a contest between mayors, rather it is a competition against one’s leadership as a mayor and where one has to have the political will to comply with all the indicators set by the national government for good governance,” Evasco said.

He added, “I am pleased that there are standards like these because LGUs receive incentives based on performance. If your LGU is properly managed, you have all the opportunities – be it technical or financial assistance, for the town’s development.

Maribojoc got an overall good housekeeping index of 4.75 for its compliance on good planning, sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability and its valuing of performance monitoring tools.

On the other hand, Galing Pook is an annual search for the best governance programs in the country which pass the stringent screening and judging processes looking at the positive impact and results, people’s participation and empowerment; innovation, efficiency of program service delivery and transferability and sustainability. # (amjvistal)

Maribojoc Celebrates Women’s Month

Women groups from Maribojoc will converge on March 20 at the Dr. Abundio Echavez Memorial Sports and Cultural Center (DAEMSCC) to commemorate the International Women’s Month celebration.

Mayor Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. said, “I am optimistic for Maribojoc’s future. Our women have been very involved in local governance that we can never belittle their contribution to our development.”

The executive committee, convened primarily for the celebration, is headed by municipal councilor Andresa ‘Lalai’ E. Pohl, the Women, Children and Family Relations committee head of the Sangguniang Bayan. Committee members are municipal councilors Cecilia P. Autentico and Florante B. Evasco.

Pohl said the ExeCom and barangay women leaders chose the theme “Babaye… Mithi Ka sa Kalambuan sa Katilingban,” to give due recognition to the role of women in the progress of Maribojoc.

Expected to participate are women clusters from all 22 barangays and women employees from the Department of Education (DepEd) and from the local government unit.

The affair will commence with a celebration of a Holy Mass at 8:30 a.m. at the Diocesan Shrine of Saint Vincent Ferrer. Registration of participants by group clusters will follow at the DAEMSCC where the whole-day program will be held.

Slated to speak during the event are DepEd Bohol’s Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Lorna E. Rances, CESO VI and Dr. Elva Dominguez Evasco-Auza. (amjvistal)

CCAD Head Inspired by Maribojoc’s Ani ng Sining Celebration

Madam Enriqueta B. Butalid, chair of the Center for Culture and Arts Development (CCAD) of the provincial government of Bohol, was inspired by the performance of the four Maribojoc Children’s Cultural Groups in the field of Arts.

“What more can I say, I’m already inspired with what I’ve seen,” Madam Butalid expressed. Butalid was the guest of honor during the town’s culmination of the National Art’s Month – “Ani ng Sining” celebration last February 24 at the Dr. Abundio Echavez Memorial Sports and Cultural Center.

The Children’s Choral Group performed “Ako ay may Singsing” and a Visayan Medley, while the Children’s Dance Group highlighted the “Kalapati” and “Tiklos” dance presentations. The Lincod Children’s Ukulele Ensemble played “Baleleng,” “My Titser” and the “Kinabuhing Bukidnon” medley and the Children’s Rondalla Ensemble performed a Visayan medley with their mentors.

The 25-member choral group is composed of students from Maribojoc Central Elementary School, Pagnitoan Elementary School, Bayacabac Elementary School, Jandig Elementary School, Lincod Elementary School, Punta Cruz Elementary School, San Roque Elementary School, Agahay Elementary School and Cabawan Elementary School.

Seven Students from the Santa Cruz Elementary School and one high school student from the Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School (DCPNHS) compose the Children’s Dance Group. The Children’s Ukulele Ensemble have 34 elementary students from Lincod Elementary School, while the Children’s Rondalla Ensemble have four students from Pagnitoan High School, one from DCPNHS, two from Lincod Elementary School, one student each from Cabawan Elemtary School and Bayacabac Elementary School.

The trainers for the four cultural groups include: Felipe Cifra, Blas Miflores, Vicente Hordista, Arnulfo Turco and Carlos Rebayla for the Rondalla Ensemble, Haidee O. Loquias for the Ukulele Ensemble, Meriam Lingo for the dance group and Jovenal Busalla, Lourdes Lumantas, Elsa Palban, Josefina Garsuta and Nonito Racho for the choral group.

The morning affair during the culmination was a Workshop and Lecture on Visual Arts given by Maribojocanon visual artist Rico Ramasolo (painting and drawing) to elementary and high school students. Lecture participants also competed in a Painting and Drawing Contest conducted afterwards. Ramasola chaired the competition’s board of judges, with Engr. Emilio Ramasola and Boholano artist Florante Anunciado.

John Teddy Dumalag won first place for the Out-of-School Youth Level Painting Contest, second place went to Noel Earl Racho and third place to Antoine Racho. Ma. Leah Samson of Busao High School got the top prize for the Secondary Level Painting Contest. Mary Rose Dabalos, also of Busao High School, and Melissa Libres of Pagnitoan High School won second and third place, respectively.

Candavid Elementary School – Grade VI student Christial Angelica Varon grabbed first place in the Drawing Contest – Elementary Level, followed by second place winner Jomnil Sumalpong (Grade IV – Jandig Elementary School) and third place was awarded to Socorro Concepcion Abella, a Grade VI student of Maribojoc Central Elementary School.

Awarding of winners for the Painting and Drawing Contest was held during the culmination program in the afternoon where the Punta Cruz Cultural Collective presented an invocatory dance. Vice Mayor Fructuoso F. Redulla, Jr. and municipal councilors Andresa Pohl, Florante Evasco and Cecilia Autentico also attended the affair. Pohl, Evasco and Autentico compose the Sangguniang Bayan committee on Eco-Heritage Tourism, Culture & Arts. MPDC Maria Nenita R. Chiu was the culmination’s emcee.

Mayor Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. leads the Culture & Arts Development in the town in coordination with the members of the Municipal Eco-Heritage Tourism, Culture and Arts (MEHTCA) Council, the Department of Education (DepEd) and local artists. # (amjvistal)

Maribojoc’s LCR Office Top 23 in NSO Region 7, PNP Chief Promoted

National Statistics Office-Region VI’s OIC-Regional Director Engr. Ariel E. Florendo relayed the good news to Mayor Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. last week.

The Local Civil Registry (LCR) Office of Maribojoc, Bohol was awarded Top 23 in NSO-Region 7 in its performance of Civil Registry Activities for the Year 2009. The LCR office, placed top 6 in the provincial level, had outstanding performance in carrying out civil registration services. The office was further acknowledged for its contributions in improving the Civil Registration System of the country.

Mayor Evasco awarded Certificates of Recognition to the LCR Office and to municipal civil registrar Maria Lita Valles-Campos during recognition rites held last Monday morning at the Maribojoc Presidencia. Evasco commended Valles-Campos’s local initiatives in civil registration services which was instrumental in achieving the award. Valles-Campos, for her part, appreciated the support of her staff, the municipal government, her family and the people of Maribojoc.

The municipal government also recognized local PNP chief Homobuno R. Sayon who was promoted from Police Inspector to Police Senior Inspector effective December 31, 2010. The Directorate for Personnel and Records Management of the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City issued General Order No. 88, dated 13 January 2011, confirming the promotion. Sayon, a newly-appointed chief of police of PNP Maribojoc, pledged to improve the peace and order situation of the town.

Municipal planning and development coordinator Engr. Maria Nenita Reyes-Chiu was also recognized for being elected as president of the League of Local Planning & Development Coordinators, Inc. – Bohol Chapter.

Evasco encouraged municipal government officials and employees to be inspired by the achievements of the three awardees. “Let their accomplishments be an inspiration for all of us to do more than what is expected of a good public servant,” Evasco said. # (amjvistal)