Friday, February 29, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
That's the Centennial Pastoral Center and the newly asphalted road. Pix below shows the same buidling with the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in the background.
Now for a twist (or something to make you smile). As I took the pictures shown above, a funeral hearse (pix below) conked out (read: tumirik). What if it happened during a funeral with a coffin and flowers on board? Most likely old folks would say: "na-awil pa gad man". Just like what they say during funerals done on a rainy day.
Friday, February 22, 2008
In his message, Mayor Sarmiento qouted a message by Bishop Isabelo Abarquez by calling on the couples to practice responsible parenthood. One important line from that messge said, "... paglarang kam nga hinga-upay an iyo mga anak nga lahusan pa nira an iyo nahimo ..."
The activity was made possible by the coordination of the City Mayor's Office through the Community Affairs Divison, the National Census and Statistics Office and the Local Civil Registry Office.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
That's the pre-departure area which thankfully is airconditioned (courtesy of the LGU) and has a television set
Don't look now. That's the only airline plying the Manila-Calbayog route announcing its new flight schedule. Any comment?
One good news, they managed to make the floor of the airport lobby look shiny even on a rainy day.
But sadly, they scored bad on the restrooms. This area near it was the last one the wellwishers and passengers would have wanted to stay on that day 'coz it did not smell good, thanks to the odor coming from the rest rooms. And on that day, this is what I saw in the male restroom:
To be fair about it, we called up the attention of the airport personnel assigned to the area. They admitted their shortcoming and promised to to something about it.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
So, what about it?
First the good news. Part of the rehabilitation of the Highway in Samar is "asphalt overlay" or something to that effect. And when I took these two pictures last week (February 10, 2008 to be exact), they have put asphalt on the portion in Brgy. Bagacay. I still need to know about the portion from Catbalogan to Calbiga, but I heard that the section from Hinabangan to Calbiga is now okey. Anyway, when we traveled to Catbalogan last Saturday, I found out that the portion with asphalt on it extends from Bagacay to Ilo. And that's where the good news ends (so far).
Now for the not-so-good news. I have featured below two videos I took when we traveled to Catbalogan last Saturday. The first one was taken while on board a van to Catbalogan. The second one was taken while on board a bus going back to Calbayog. I guess I took it while we were plying the highway between San Jorge and Gandara.
T'was an uncomfy ride, no question. But knowing that rehabilitation work is being done or is ongoing makes one give a sigh of relief.
Friday, February 15, 2008
The activity was participated in by 13 students from from the various High Schools of Calbayog, namely: San Policarpo National High School (SPNHS), San Joaquin National High School (SJNHS), La Milagrosa Academy, CKC Boys' High School, Calbayog City National High School, CKC Night High School, Mag-ubay National High School (MNHS), CKC Girls' High School, Pilar National High School (PNHS), Trinidad National High School (TNHS), Rafael Lentejas Memorial School of Fisheries (RLMSF)and Tarabucan National High School (TNHS).
Declared as 1st-placer was Julia Frea Catorce (CKC Girls' High). Ronelo Suzara and Angelie Ann Anollado of SPNHS and TNHS respectively, tied for the 2nd place. Ms. Catorce will be Calbayog's representative to the Provincial level.
Let me share some pix I took during the event. (my apologies I used a different phone which explains for the dark shots)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The activity commenced last week when the City Officials and Department Managers converged at the City Hall Lobby and entertained various concerns from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Today is the second People's Day. Let me share some pictures I took during the activity.
Mayor Sarmiento with the BPLO head as he listens to the concerns of some clients. In this case it's the fried chicken vendors in the city whose concern is their relocation site
(seated l-r) City Legal Officer Juan Daguman, Councilor Danny Bernate and UHD Head Bebot Oquendo. (standing l-r) Councilor Noel Sermense, BPLO head Bong Galang and General services Officer Gani Togonon