Sunday, November 30, 2008
My friend Nelson Petilla made a teaser for the book. In a way it gives us a glimpse of the book that will try to present Calbayog history.
Here are some details of the book courtesy of Nelson:
Finally its here! A documentation and showcase of history and heritage of Calbayog that will instill pride among generations of Calbayognons is now in a book.
The book traces the beginnings of Calbayog’s history and explores its cultural, economic and political development as the premier city in Samar island and the center of the Diocese in Samar. It also showcases the beautiful natural tourist attractions that make it the Philippines’ only City of Waterfalls.
Features six major stories:
1. Calbayog’s social and economic history;
2. Calbayog as the Religious Center of the province;
3. The culture of Calbayog showing its music, theater & dance, literature, and visual arts;
4. Governance with its unique role as the only city in the entire island of Samar;
5. Its people who have propelled Calbayog to national prominence and have accomplished outstanding achievements; and
6. Calbayog’s Natural Heritage.
The book is hard bound with protective sleeve, contains about 200 full color pages and glossy photographs, 11×26 inches in full spread, and will be printed in limited (1,000) copies only.
I would have wanted to include the video that Nelson uploaded in YouTube, but I'm having a hard time uploading it in this blog post. In the meantime you may please check these links:
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Present in the dialogue were the city officials namely Mayor Mel Sarmiento, Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino and Councilors Jonas Montealto, Arturo Pasacas, Ambrosio Dean, Susano Salurio, Virgil Clemens and Raymund Uy.
Also present were Sr. Insp. Eduardo Serrano of PNP Calbayog and 1Lt Sorelo of the 20th IB (PA).
The dialogue had for its theme: "Pulong-pulong para san mahimyang nga pag-ukoy, ngan mauswag nga kinabuhi"
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Mayor Mel Sarmiento with Senator Rodolfo Biazon (the other keynote speaker from the Philipines) and Quezon City Mayor Sonny Belmonte.
Monday, November 24, 2008
The acitvity opens at 9:00 am today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Expected to attend are the City Mayor together with the City Officials and the Department Managers.
The City Library which is headed by Ms. Sofronia Enguito - Delabajan is located at Cajurao Street, Barangay Balud, Calbayog City.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
For a complete text on the decision, please check this link.
For other/related reports on the issue, you may check these links:
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Board Member Rosales was sworn in to the position after Samar Vice Governor Jesus Redaja took oath as Acting Governor of Samar following the 90-day preventive suspension that the DILG served on Governor Mila Tan.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Fr. Tony Rosales, ofm presiding over the mass
Councilors Noel Sermense, Ver Porlares and Sonny Salurio. Behind them are Mrs. Editha Paculan and Dr. Socorro Bohol.
SOS Calbayog Village Director Mario Victor Baang
Young dancers presenting "The Rights of a Child" through a dance
The Kinetic Dance Company
- Dep't of Agrarian Reform: Php 245.00
- St. Vincent de Paul College Seminary: Php 400.00
- CGS Charismatic Renewal Group: Php 500.00
- Bagacay Barangay Council: Php 385.00
- La Milagrosa Academy: Php 875.00
- DepEd Calbayog: Php 14,450.00
- Christ the King College: Php 4,795.00
- Matobato Barangay Council: Php 350.00
- SOS Calbayog: Php 860.00
- Carmen Barangay Council: Php 355.00
- UCPB: Php 455.00
- San Policarpo Barangay Council: Php 1,000.00
- SAMELCO I: Php 7,350.00
- WESADEF: Php 420.00
- Radyo ng Bayan: Php 630.00
- FilProducts: Php 455.00
- SSS: Php 245.00
- TTMIST: Php 6,615.00
- PNP Calbayog: Php 4,000.00
- Rotary Club: Php 1,000.00
- PNB: Php 455.00
- COMELEC: Php 330.00
- Office of the Clerk of Court: Php 315.00
- Register of Deeds: Php 245.00
- RTC Branch 32: Php 785.00
- OCCI: Php 200.00
- MTCC: Php 200.00
- Bureau of Fire Protection: Php 1,500.00
- STI Calbayog: Php 750.00
- RTC Branch 31: Php 725.00
Here are some more pictures taken from the activity:
TTMIST's Courier staff headed by Rhes Saplad
For more images, please check this link.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The other activity the PPO & BJMP Calbayog conducted was the "5-day Therapeutic Community (TC) Modality Training".
The training which was conducted by the Regional TC Team was held at the Calbayog City Jail in Brgy. Gadgaran was aimed at introducing to the inmates behavioral shaping tools applicable for their reformation and rehabilitation.
Present during the activity were Parole and Probation Regional Director Arturo Gabrieles, Chief Inspector Ramil Vestra and Myrna Tecbobolan .
RD Arturo Gabrieles as he delivered his message.
C/Insp Ramil Vestra delivering his message.
(seated l-r) RD Arturo Gabrieles, C/Insp Ramil Vestra and Myrna Tecbobolan during the training
Friday, November 7, 2008
The activity is aimed at raising funds for various programs for the out-of-school youth, abused women and children and other undertaking. Each participant contributes 35 pesos (at 5 pesos per kilometer).
Alay Lakad 2008 will take a different twist. Participants will no longer go to the airport (a good 7 kilometers away from the city proper) as it has been done in the past so many years. In an effort to promote awareness of the walk and its cause, the organizers decided to hold it at 5:00 am (an hour later than the usual time) and it will be held through the streets of the city proper. This will be highlighted by a Liturgical Celebration and a Short Program at the TTMIST Socio-Cultural Center.
Do you remember my previous post entitled "googling Calbayog"? I got a comment from an anonymous blog visitor. Let me rephrase that, somebody named "anonymous". I would have wanted to just publish the said comment in comments section of that blog post, but I understand not so many visitors are into it, so I decided to feature it as a blog update. Here's the comment:
"What was the something NOT RIGHT in the feature about the article? Obviously, you have not read it between the lines properly because you are missing the points. Do you want something more flamboyant or embellishing remarks about the city? That featured article is about the summarization of the city itself.And by the way, the word "google" has been around for quite sometimes. It just now being ubiquitous due to the advent of internet." Anonymous 11/6/08
So, what do I say?When I posted that blog update, (which was labeled "wala lang") it was all in the name of fun and/or amusement about how PAL could miss the fact the Calbayog City is not the capital of Catbalogan. That simple. For sure, if I may take Mr/Ms Anonymous comment, PAL does not have an issue about Calbayog being the worst city there is and thus dowgrade Calbayog to being the capital of Catbalogan. I was not expecting any (if I may borrow Mr. / Ms. Anonymous terms) flamboyant or embellishing remarks about Calbayog. I have heard more than enough of my share about Calbayog being criticized for being just that - MARAUT NGA CIUDAD. YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME!
Now, about googling which I wrote as "googling". I may not be familiar with the workings of a real webmaster - which explains why I settled for blogspot, kay masayun - but I am FULLY AWARE that the term google has been around for sometime, more than just a search engine, microsoft has been after it, and that google was founded by two men (now-billionaires) who are below 40 years old. I TAKE OFFENSE IN YOUR STATEMENT about me not knowing about google. Why do I have to say "what a term"? I just am not totally at ease with the term in the same way that I am at ease in saying that my name can be googled. Try typing my full name and my blog will appear and I'm proud of it. By the way, when I came up with this blog, it was for the simple reason of being able to reach out to a good number of Calbayognons. And mind you, I am not earning anything from it. Not even when I had some google ADs all over the blog.
I don't know what is your issue with Calbayog, her officials and her people. And yes, do we include her church officials and the investors? Okey, granting for the sake of argument nga puro magraut an mga opisyales san ciudad; nga maraut an ciudad san Calbayog. An kuri sa iyo san sobra niyo kagdati, an iyo la nakikit-an an maraut sa ciudad sa Calbayog ug an maraut nga ciudad san Calbayog. No need to enumerate the citations that credible institutions gave Calbayog. For people like you, bisan pa an Nobel Committee an maghatag citation, maraut la guihapun an Calbayog. Kamo man ada an mga dati, pero puro la kam yakan, wara kam guin bubuhat or at least guin yayakan nga iyo mga ideya agud sundun san taga-Calbayog pagpakaupay san ciudad! (oops, I dunnow if you speak waray, but I believe the preceding paragraph is best said in binisaya)
By the way, Mr/Ms Anonymous thanks for visiting my blog. And yes, this blog update is categorized under the "wala lang" label. This time the "wala lang" label does not equate with "in the name of fun".
Thursday, November 6, 2008
26 children benefited from the operations conducted by volunteer / missionary doctors from the Caraniofacial Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. The operations were held at the Our Lady of Porziuncula Hospital (OLPHI).
The Diocesan Commission on Health Care is under the care of Monsignor Francisco Cinco III. It was cited as the Outsanding People's Organization during the recent Calbayog Charter Day Anniversary.
Here are some pictures taken as the beneficiaries posed for a souvenir picture with Mayor Mel Sarmiento, Msgr. Jun Cinco and the missionary doctors.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
For more pictures, please check this link.
Kit being welcomed by BSP Calbayog staff as his grandmother Brenda Urmenta waits with a garland.
Calbayog scouters as they welcomed Kit.