Wednesday, April 30, 2008
As of the last update, preparations are being made to have the mission conducted at the old campus of the CKC Herman Gmeiner Elementary School which is located in Brgy. Dagum.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Mayor Mel Senen Sarmiento recently convened the People's Committee, a special body composed of representatives of the various stakeholders of the City. Included in the agenda of the said meeting was a report on the Rice Situationer in Region 8.
The City Mayor presented figures regarding rice production and consumption in Region 8. These figures (which was provided by DA RO8 and updated on March 24, 2008) gave a reassuring picture of rice production/ availability.
The report acknowledged that There's a looming world rice shortage; and that it could impact on the country's export volume and consequently, food security. On the other hand, it noted that:
1. Both national and regional outputs continue to grow;
2. In Region 8, rice output in year 2007 grew by 143%, the highest for any region in the country and affording the region a sufficiency index of 115%;
3. Apparently, the best way to forestall the situation from ever happening is by relying on / appealing to our local capability to produce more, reduce post harvest losses and increase efficiency in rice use (i.e. reduce wastage in home consumption).
Monday, April 28, 2008
(Here are some pix taken by Ami and Bon. My apologies, these were taken using camera phones)
Friday, April 25, 2008
Live-in partners Reggie Arma and Jean Vertrudes who are residents of Brgy. Aguit-itan were apprehended with 6 grams of shabu in their possession. The suspects who are currently detained at the PNP Calbayog temporary lock-up cell will be charged with violation of Section 5 of R.A. 9165.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Mayor Sarmiento as he delivered his report. Seated are (l-r) Calbayog East Central School Principal Primitva Jalayajay, Science Education Supervisor Rose Paragas and City Schools Division Superintendent Edita Paculan.
Calbayog City National High School Principal Lolita Alera as she received the check from Mr. Sun Kwon Chun. With them are (l-r) Mayor Mel Sarmiento, Mr. Moon Shik Kim and Mrs. Edita Paculan.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Together with the issues on climate change and other environmental concerns, details about the LGU's PILI planting program was tackled. It should be noted that the said program was put in place as an alternative job or means of livelihood for the illegal loggers apprehended in the watershed area. As of today, some 65,000 pili trees have been planted in the area.
Monday, April 21, 2008
"So near yet so far" is the most common line uttered by passengers who get "stranded" aboard THE VESSEL OF THE ONLY SHIPPING COMPANY plying the Cebu - Calbayog route when the said vessel arrives in Calbayog on a low tide. I dunnow the exact details of the project, one thing for sure, it is supposed to provide some sort of an axtension, so as to let the vessles dock even on low tide (I hope).
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
- Construction of Main Health Center in Brgy. Capoocan
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
And yup for those have been out of Calbayog for so long, especially those from TTMIST, you now have to pass through the main gate along Rueda Street (the other gate is in front of the DPWH office). The main gate which is familiar to many generations of Tancinco studes and alumni (what do we call them?) has been closed and arrangements are being made for it to be utilized by the DepEd employees and students from Calbayog East Central School. And what happens to the gate at East or the Division Office. It is supposed to be closed as the area always gets congested with PD cabs and other vehicles especially during rush hours when students enter and leave the school premises; and in case of an emergency, that scenario could pose a problem to the BFP Fire Trucks stationed in Hamorawon.