Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The 2010 Charter Day Awardees

One of the highlights of the 62nd Calbayog Charter Day Celebration was the giving of special awards and citations some to some personalities who have contributed their time and talents to the City of Calbayog.

The personalities cited that night were:
  • Reynaldo Macaloyos Prudenciado, Jr. for being a 6th placer in the recent Certified Public Accountants (CPA) licensure board examination.
  • Nemesio "Totoy" Baldesco, a tricycle driver from Barangay Matobato. For winning the Jimmy Y. Balacuit Special Award on Poetry in the 17th National Writers' Workshop held at the Mindanao State Univeristy in Iligan City on May 23-28, 2010.
  • Ramon Carlo Baring for being a 10th placer in the recent Nursing licensure board examinations (held last July 3 - 4, 2010)
  • "An Palayaman san Ciudad san Calbayog Program" for its success in providing food security to its beneficiaries and giving positive impact to Calbayog.
  • The Officials and Personnel of PNP assigned in Police Community Precinct-IV of Calbayog for dedicated service in law enforcement. These are P/Insp Reynaldo P. Lim, SPO2 Joselito D. Serrano, SPO1 Tito Pallones, PO3 Andres B. Francsico, PO2 Erwin U. Beso and P/Insp Sotero C. Abrito, Jr.
  • Rev. Fr. Marlowe Rosales, ofm. Bestowed the title as "Adopted Son of Calbayog" for his dedication and zestful service in developing the Calbayog youth comprising the CKC-Jose Gomez Symphony Orchestra.
  • Lt Robert Salvan of the 20th IB PA and Lt Rodrigo Latonio of the 34th IB,PA for exemplary performance in the pursuit of peace in the Happy Valley area of Calbayog.
  • Mr. Crisanto Pacho, Principal of the Migara Elementary School. For his courageous act in protecting his students during a raid of bandits in Migara last July 16, 2010.
  • P/Insp Rolando Diaz and the personnel of PNP Community Precinct in Migara. for standing in the forefront in preserving peace and order in the Migara and Happy Valley areas despite limited resources and a smaller strength.
  • SPO3 Joseph Sagadal for dedication to service. He lost three fingers during an assualt by bandits in Barangay Migara on July 18, 2010.
  • P/Supt Nestor Valenzuela, Calbayog PNP Chief. For curbin illegal activities involving drugs, gambling and fishing. And for his diligent efforts to be of service to the people which contributed to the maintenance of peace and order in his areas of responsibility.
The citations were presented by Congressman Mel Senen Sarmiento, Mayor Reynaldo Uy and Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino. Also on hand to congratulate the awardees were the members of the Sanguniang Panlungsod.

Here are some pictures of the awardees as they received their plaques from the City Officials

Nemesio "Totoy" Baldesco

Ramon Carlo Baring

Mr. Marto Calamayo representing the "An Palayaman san Ciudad san Calbayog Program"

Rev. Fr. Marlowe Rosales, ofm

Lt Robert Salvan

Mr. Crisanto Pacho

P/Insp Rolando Diaz

SPO3 Joseph Sagadal

P/Supt Nestor Valenzuela

Photos courtesy of Henry Puyat

Monday, October 18, 2010

Charter Day 2010: The Thanksgiving Mass and The Flag-Raising Ceremony

The City of Calbayog celebrated its 62nd Charter Day Anniversary last Saturday, October 16 2010.

As tradition would have it, the day's events commenced with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Rev. Fr. Ilumindao Paulino, one of the pastors of Our Lady's Nativity Parish presided over the said celebration. The city officials and some department managers served as lectors during the mass.

After the Eucharistic Celebration, the flag-raising ceremony was held in front of the City Hall. The members of the ISKOLARS led the signing of the "Lupang Hinirang" and "Calbayog". This activity was highlighted by the charter day message of Mayor Reynaldo Uy.

In his message, Mayor Uy updated all concerned of what the LGU has been doing for the people of Calbayog, especially on concerns related to health, agriculture and livelihood. Echoing the theme of the celebration, he called for "determinasyon" and for every one's cooperation and support to the various programs that the 3-D Development Program is set to put in place. Among these are the projects / programs were were launched later that day namely, the Aguit-itan Development Project, the Calbayog City Hospital and the Calbayog LGU - SOS Family Training Center.

Here are some pictures courtesy of Henry Puyat

Mayor Reynaldo Uy delivering his message.

Rev. Fr. Iluminado Paulino as he presided over the Eucharistic celebration.

Mayor Uy and Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino during the offertory.

The Calbayog Rondalla and choir

The Calbayog ISKOLARS as they sang the national anthem

Mayor Reynaldo Uy with (l-r) Councilor Danilo Bernate, Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino, Councilors Regina Rabuya, Jim Uy and Arturo Pasacas.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mayor Uy inspects the CCCC

Mayor Reynaldo Uy capped his activities for today by inspecting the soon-to-be-finished Calbayog Cultural and Convention Center (CCCC). The CCCC inauguration will be one of the highlights of the 62nd Calbayog Charter Day Celebration on October 16, 2010.

The CCCC is located in Barangay Capoocan, Calbayog City on the site where the old bus terminal once stood.

Mayor Reynaldo Uy with Dr. Teody Fortaleza.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tree-planting sa Barangay Basud

Kataliwan san Alay Lakad program nga guinbuhat sa Calbayog airport, nagkamay-ada san usa nga tree-planting activity sa magkadurudila-in nga purok san Barangay Basud. Ini guin pangunahan nira Congressman Mel Senen Sarmiento, Mayor Reynaldo Uy ug Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino. Kaupod liwat nira an mga opisyales san ciudad, an mga Department Managers ug mga Assistant Department Managers.

Ini nga aktibidad kaparte san mga programa sa ilarum san CUPS component san 3-D Development Program san ciudad san Calbayog. Ug guin panugnahan ni CUPS Director Dr. Teody Fortaleza ug ni Mr. Lorenzo Ras san City Environment and Natural Resources Office.

Congressman Mel Senen Sarmiento

Mayor Reynaldo Uy

Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino

An pipira san mga Department Managers ug Assistant Department Managers nga umungay san tree-planting activity.

People's Day sa Barangay Basud

Kataliwan san Alay lakad 2010, guin buhat an People's Day (para san bulan san Oktubre) didto sa Barangay Basud. Guin pangunahan ni Mayor Reynaldo Uy mga opisyales san ciudad, mga Department Managers ug Assistant Department Managers sa nasabi nga katitirok nga guin atendiran liwat ni Congressman Mel Senen Sarmiento. An mga opisyales san Barangay Basud guin pangunahan ni Punong Barangay Edwin Señora.

Sugad san nahinanabo san mga People's Days sa iba nga mga barangay, damu nga mga isyu nga may kalabtanan san barangay ug ciudad an natagan atensyon sa nasabi nga katitiruk.

An People's Day usa nga aktibidad san LGU Calbayog nga naglalarang "pagdara san gubierno ngadto san katawhan" (Bringing the government to the people).

Si Mayor Reynaldo Uy kaupod sira OIC-City Accountant Rodel Lim, Urban Housing Head Cecinio Oquendo, Punong Barangay Edwin Señora ug Konsehal Ver Porlares.

Sira Jun Cortado, Calbayog PNP Chief P/Supt Nestor Valenzuela, Dr. Sylvia De Guzman, City Secretary Rosendo Morales ug City Treasurer Federico Resente Jr.

Si Punong Barangay Edwin Señora san Basud kaupod si Mayor Uy ug OIC-City Assessor Jessie Montealto.

An mga opisyales san Barangay Basud

Assistant CTIO Ronald Ricafort, Assitant LCR Leonor Aquino, Assistant City Secretary Elena Cortado, Assistant City Accountant Monina Ortega, City Budget Officer Geronides Mancol ug LCR Fe Queroljico.
(photos courtesy of CTIO)

Alay Lakad 2010

The LGU through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and the City Treasurer's Office (CTO); and the Bugto Association spearheaded the Alay Lakad 2010. The annual walk-for-a-cause was held at 4:00 am today (October 3, 2010). Participants walked from three "take-off" points namely Calbayog, Oquendo and Tinambacan. They converged at the Calbayog City Airport where a mass was held and it was followed by a short program.

This year, the participants contributed 50 to 100 pesos for the fund which is intended for the training programs for the out-of-school youth of Calbayog.

Thie walk was participated in by the City Officials, LGU employees, NGOs, private establishments and public and private schools.

Here are some pictures I got from the CTIO.

Some PNP officers leading the walk from Calbayog

Mayor Reynaldo Uy flashes with other alay lakad participants.

City Treasurer Federico Resente Jr., Councilors Susano Salurio, Regina Rabuya, Ver Porlares and Ronald Mark Aquino.

Mayor Uy and Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino with other Alay Lakad participants during the mass.

Mas Presider Fr. Tex Rico Buntol, M.I. with commentator Leila Rosales

Mayor Uy delivering his message

Congressman Mel Senen Sarmiento delivering his message

City Treasurer Federico Resente Jr. giving the Treasurer's Report

CSWDO Betty Jane Arnejo giving an update on the programs/ projects for the OSY of Calbayog.

Bugto President Erlinda Calesa as she turned over the Alay Lakad sponsorship to Calbayog SDS Edita Paculan

Here are my unedited videos of Congressman Sarmiento and Mayor Uy as they delivered their messages: