“FATHER OF BISU” GOV CHATTO AWARDS ACADEMIC & LEADERSHIP MEDALS TO OUTSTANDING GRADUATES

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Effective Development Communications Unit Gov. Edgar Chatto, who authored Republic Act 9722 creating the Bohol Island State University conferred academic excellence and leadership excellence awards to outstanding graduates of Bohol’s one and only state university during graduation rites Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Candijay Campus Multi-Purpose Hall. Chatto cheered graduates on, telling them to never stop dreaming as he congratulated and wished them well as they move forward to another chapter in their lives. The governor likened dreaming and working hard to achieve dreams much like how BISU as an institution was created into a university that now produces top notch graduates. He also expounded on the variety of opportunities that await graduates, both as members of the workforce as well as in business and entrepreneurship. BISU President Elpidio Magante, who introduced Chatto as the Father of BISU, emphasized par excellence, outcomes-based education, ASEAN integration, and sustainable development as key words that defined BISU as he challenged graduates to commit to world-class service and create a mark in the community. 260 graduates make up Batch 2016 graduates at the Candijay Campus completing degrees in Environmental Resource Management, Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Marine Biology, Fishery Education, Education, Computer Science, and Hotel and Restaurant Service Technology as well as graduate studies in Education. Education cum laude April Rose Ligtas received the Gov. Edgar Chatto Academic Excellence Award while Fishery Education cum laude Jeffrey Sumargo received the Gov. Edgar Chatto Leadership Award. The 40th commencement rites at the BISU Candijay Campus was themed “Onward to Sustainable ASEAN Integration.” Chief of Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) Aquaculture...

Chatto, DepEd Inks Agri High School Program

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Effective Development Communications Unit Chatto, DepEd Inks Agri High School Program Gov. Edgar Chatto and DepEd Bohol Division Superintendent Dr. Wil Bongalos led the commitment signing for the Agri-entrepreneurship Senior High School Industry linkage program during the Eskwela Agrikultura, an Agri-Entrepreneurship Senior High School Summit on Wednesday. The summit organized by the The Asia Foundation and Coalitions for Change under the Australian Government in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Bohol and DepEd brought together agriculture and tourism industry stakeholders as well as the DepEd, national and provincial agriculture and tourism-related agencies and the local government officials of Ubay. This is in line with the development of a model Senior High School Program for agriculture in the province. The forum centered on discussions on the development goals of the province that are anchored on agriculture as a major pillar, the upcoming implementation of the K-12 program, Bohol Association of Hotels Resorts and Restaurants (BARHRR) requirements, and Agri-entrepreneurship Senior High School opportunities in Tourism. This is also aligned with the proposed establishment of the Bohol Agricultural Training and Research Center in San Pascual National Agricultural High School in Ubay. According to Bongalos, 20,085 will enroll to Senior High School this June, towards 4 strands namely: Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Agriculture, and ICT. Of these, 6,900 will take academic track while some 63% or 12,000 are interested to go to technical vocational education. This convergence strategy with DepEd was first exemplified in the Tourism Senior High School Facility in Lourdes National High School in Lourdes, Panglao, a model also with the support of the technical assistance from...

What Does this picture mean to Bohol Politics?

What Does this picture mean to Bohol Politics? WHAT DOES THIS PICTURE MEAN TO BOHOL POLITICS? Despite the predictions of Bohol’s doomsayers that former Carmen Mayor Che Toribio de los Reyes entry to the Liberal Party is next to impossible, photo above speaks for itself. The projected congressional bet in the third district of Bohol is shown above with Sec. Mar Roxas who was anointed by Pres. Aquino as the presidential bet of the ruling party during an LP gathering in San Juan yesterday. Also shown in the photo are some of the Bohol mayors including Dauis Mayor Miriam Sumaylo, Sierra-Bullones Mayor Nila Cubrado, Loay Mayor Rosemarie Lim-Imboy and Sikatuna Mayor Jun Ellorimo among others. (Photo courtesy of Che Toribio de los Reyes Facebook...

DAR DIALOGUE WITH KASAMAKA ON LAND ISSUES IN UBAY

DAR DIALOGUE WITH KASAMAKA ON LAND ISSUES IN UBAY DAR DIALOGUE WITH KASAMAKA ON LAND ISSUES IN UBAY. The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here held a dialogue with the KASAMAKA or the Kahiusahan sa Mga Kabus nga Mag-uuma sa Kabanikanhan  para sa Kabag-ohan, a farmers’ federation in Bohol last July 28 at the SB Session Hall in Ubay, Bohol. PARPO Grace B. Fua (leftmost standing), Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II  of DARPO Bohol on her message emphasized that DAR is for the farmers and that the best way to solve any agrarian-related issues is either to write a letter to DAR or to peacefully come together, deal each problem and find its solutions under the aid of law. Ms. Erlinda Gunayan a.k.a Lady Gunayan, KASAMAKA Leader presented seven major land problems within the town of Ubay and one in San Miguel town. Mr. Rudy Mendez, Executive Officer on Internal Affairs who represented Ubay Mayor Galicano Atup hoped that the one day dialogue may resolve issues easily and peacefully.  Indeed, Ricardo Boncales (rightmost standing), the Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer (MARPO) in Ubay facilitated the peaceful deliberation of the issues together with his DARMO Staff Jesus Auxilio and Teresita Cuyacot and with the support of MARPOs Anacleta Ancog and LicenioTinampay. The Legal Sector of DAR Bohol was represented by Atty. Vanessa Niemes, Alma Lilibeth Bantugan and Marcelito Concepcion while Dr. Ronald Pumatong, Chief of the Operations Division and Acting PARPO I Eddie Manginsay also gave inputs in solving those issues.  In closing, Lady Gunayan thanked the officials of DAR Bohol for coming while PARPO Fua in return said that DAR is always ready to meet up the...

TURNOVER OF UBI PROCESSING CENTER UNDER DAR’s VLPCEP PROJECT

TURNOVER OF UBI PROCESSING CENTER UNDER DAR’s VLPCEP PROJECT TURNOVER OF UBI PROCESSING CENTER UNDER DAR’s VLPCEP PROJECT.  The Department of Agrarian Reform in Bohol turned-over an Ubi-Processing Center projectwith a total amount of  P611,177.72 in Villafuerte, Carmen within the Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) El Promontevilla last May 20.  This DAR’s intervention for the agrarian farmers is under the Village Level Processing Center Enhancement Program (VLPCEP) with counterpart-funding from the local government unit (LGU) Carmen in the amount of P97,055.50 in terms of labor, the value of the lot and supervision while the concerned People’s Organization shared in the amount of P14,122.22 for overhead and contingencies. This projectaims to develop market competitive ARB products approved by the Foods and Drugs Administration (FDA) in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for the product development training and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program for its funding support to enhance enterprise and livelihood activities for their economic gain.  During the turnover ceremony, PARPO Grace Fua (with key) of DAR Bohol led the cutting of ribbon and turnover the key of responsibility to LGU Carmen as represented by Atty. EleizerCagol (3rd from right) then to the recipient of the project headed by JoselitoBarrite (rightmost), the Chairman of the Villafuerte Multi-purpose Cooperative. Others who grace the affair include VillafuertePunong Barangay Jaime Barace (2nd from right) who welcomed the group, Randy Olvis (3rd from left) of DAR VII, PARPO I Eddie Manginsay of DAR Bohol, MARO NilaMangayaay of DARMO Carmen, representatives from DTI, Barangay Officials and local folks in Villafuerte, among others....
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