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Bohol Hosts 5th VICTOR Conference, Creative Congress, Education Summit

Everything starts with a dream and a strong commitment, Gov. Edgar Chatto addressed Information Technology Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry experts and Boholano government, business, academe stakeholders at the three-part forum that was the 5th Visayas ICT Organization (VICTOr) conference, 1st Bohol Education Summit, and 3rd Visayas Creative Congress this week. The governor along with Usec. Monchito Ibrahim of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) signed commitment to support Bohol’s bid to become IT-BPM investment haven. He affixed his signature along with Bohol ICT industry stakeholders in pursuing the IT-BPM industry specific 2017 Education Action Plan. The gathering of industry experts and stakeholders focused on effective talent development and was aimed at linking education and industry needs in order for Bohol to become a major player in the industry, alongside initiatives to meet requirements on infrastructure and business environment. The education and industry linkage replicates bridging models for already established economic pillars of tourism and agriculture in the province. The IT BPM industry specific Education Action Plan for 2017 is comprised of priority programs such as faculty development/industry immersion, curriculum development, equipment and facility improvement and center of excellence/development certification. Its activities include trainings, industry partnerships, establishment of a business incubator, and accomplishing requirements for center of excellence/development certification as part of achieving academic roadmap to support IT BPM industry needs. The 2-day conference featured industry best practices through sharing from Visayas ICT councils particularly about strategies on opening up the ICT industry in the province. It also highlighted the Philippine IT BPM roadmap 2022, talent development strategies, cybersecurity and governance with particular spotlight on Bohol. Industry...

Auza.Net Starts Summer 2017 OJT Program

By: Jerome Auza It has become a tradition of Auza.Net to accommodate as many on-the-job trainees as we could fit in our small office. This year, we have selected eight students who are graduating in the next school year to undergo our summer OJT program.  Our projects include data processing and automation of mass data input.  Some of the students will explore the use of Arduino and embedded systems for building security and monitoring applications.  They will also learn about website development and will be involved in commercial projects. They will also be involved in a small structured cabling project at the Auza.Net office. The OJT program we conduct exposes the students to real world application of technology.  It also gives them a gentle introduction into the world of business.  Aside from learning technical skills, Auza.Net will also introduce business and leadership training this year.  We believe that these students would benefit from the business knowledge they will gain.  They will also learn to be leaders develop themselves to take on leadership positions when they get employed or start their own businesses. The eight qualified trainees are BS Computer Engineering and BS Computer Science students selected from a fairly large number of applications. We will publish their progress on their projects towards the end of the OJT program.  Auza.Net has successfully launched commercial projects where trainees were involved in the development, testing and deployment.  Among the notable projects are the DYRD-AM Worldwide Broadcast, the PPCRV-Bohol Online Election Data Audit System, Bohol News Daily and the PRC Passers...

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End of days for traders selling  sanga disguised as pantihan

    TAGBILARAN CITY, March 30 (PIA)—“Dili man ni sanga, pague man ni.” (This is not the meat of the banned manta, this is another kind.   By this thin line of excuse, traders of poached manta birostris better known in Bohol as sanga, sell the protected rare giant Atlantic manta ray meat in raw, dried or processed and easily get away with it.   Not anymore.   Starting next week, April 4, the lame excuse of selling manta meat because they are not from the biriostris kind stops as the whole country enforces a full ban on taking, possessing and transporting all big manta rays.   The Convention on International Treaties on Endangered Species (CITES), a 1973 international agreement between governments to protect endangered species of plants and animals from being extinct due to international trade and over harvest, has listed the manta ray as among its rare, endangered and species threatened to extinction.   The classification is also based on the International Union on the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as the manta birostris (Giant Manta Ray) along with the Manta Alfredi (Reef Manta Ray) also found in Bohol are being in the red list as vulnerable to extinction.   In the Philippines, Section 97 of the RA 8550 of the Fisheries Code of the Philippines states that it is unlawful to fish or take rare, threatened or endangered species as listed in the CITES and as determined by the Department.   Meanwhile, section 2 of Fisheries Administrative Order No 193 issued by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) prohibits the taking, catching, selling, purchasing, possessing,...

MEDIA FORUM / SITE VISIT TO BDJ

M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y  TO       :           ALL STATION MANAGERS/ REPORTERS    Radio Stations   ALL EDITORS/ WRITERS News papers RE       :           MEDIA  FORUM / SITE VISIT TO BDJ   In line with good governance and transparency, a MEDIA FORUM and SITE VISIT will be conducted at the Bohol District Jail, Cabawan District, this city, on March 30, 2017, Thursday.  This is also an offshoot of a recent concern / query by media to BDJ as well as showcase the best practices, programs, projects of the Bohol District Jail.  The activity will start with a Forum and Interaction with Warden JCINSP Felilde Aroa Montejo, DDM at 10:00 in the morning.   Site visit and tour of the facilities, projects, among others will follow then lunch at the cafeteria.               Transportation will depart at 9:15am at the governor’s mansion grounds to ferry to participants to Cabawan and back at around 2:30 in the afternoon.  We hope that with your presence, we can inform more on the programs of BDJ and support of the Provincial Government.  Thank you so much and let us work together in promoting a better...

Regional team picks TMC as outstanding ROTC  in Bohol

    TAGBILARAN CITY, March 25, (PIA)–It used to be a spot dominated by the power Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) units in Bohol. But in the last two years, a newbie has dominated the big boy’s world of army reserve officers training course and appears it is not going to give up the top spot now. Bohol’s largest town owned college, Trinidad Municipal College ROTC claimed the top spot in the recently held Regional Annual Administrative and Tactical Inspection (RAATI) held for all ROTC units in Bohol. Of all activated ROTC schools in Bohol, TMC-ROTC garnered a total of 927.95 points out of 1,000 possible points to stake its claim on the top spot as the best ROTC school in Bohol. The score earned for TMC an Outstanding rating, according to the inspecting team led by Col Nestor Abando. TMC out classed Bohol ROTC training school greats: Bohol Island State University (BISU), University of Bohol (UB), Bohol Institute of Technology International College (BIT-IC) and Holy Name University (HNU). In the score sheet provided by the inspecting team, TMC ROTC score 1.95 points past ROTC Training school giant UB, which only managed 926 points to settle for the second spot. Another superpower, BIT-IC scored 919 points to claim the third spot while BISU settled for the flourth place with its 914 total points. HNU in Tagbilaran could only settle for the fifth place with 246 points. TMC only joined the list of RAATI colleges in 2014-2015, school Administrator Atty Roberto Cajes revealed. But by 2015-2016, its has settled in the top spot for Bohol and picked third in the...

PROV’L GOV’T supports ‘Bold’ Women Power for Change

IT WAS IN the late 19th century when the International Council of Women (ICW), the first international women’s rights organization, was formed. Now, more than a century later, women’s rights organizations are still going strong; and women all over the world have chosen the Month of March as International Women’s Month and March 8 as International Women’s Day (IWD). In the Philippines, the designated month and day are the same as that of the IWD’s, given credence through Presidential Proclamation No. 227 series of 1998 and Republic Act 6949 series of 1990, respectively. As per Joint Memorandum No. 2017 by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Department of Education (DepEd), this is to give recognition to the important role and contribution of women to Philippine society. This year’s theme is “Be Bold for Change.” To ensure a more meaningful and uniform observance of the 2017 Women’s Month here in Bohol, and in consonance with the Philippine Commission of Women and Women’s Month Celebration, Liza M. Quirog, Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Person and SEEM Cluster Head of the PGBh, informed all concerned that the PGBh, through Gov. Edgar M. Chatto, is strongly supporting the advocacy with the theme, “We Make Change Work for Women.” The same memo enjoins all local chief executives to conduct simultaneous and synchronized activities mentioned therein. These are the conduct of a Female-led Fun Run (Run for a Cause) last March 8 at 5:00 in the morning; immediately followed by a Zumbabae for All (Zumba). A three-day rummage sale...

Rep. Aris: Plant more guso, produce guso-based foods

By JUNE S. BLANCO GUSO crackers, anyone? How about some guso noodles? Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado’s (Bohol, 2nd District) said many products from guso or the edible carrageenan-rich seaweeds abundant in the shallow waters of northern Bohol towns are waiting to be developed. On top of supporting the planting itself as his constituents’ livelihood, the solon said he will also support those who will venture into processing the seaweeds harvest into crackers and noodles. Aumentado vowed to bring the technology to his district. He said the idea was well-received by his constituents when he first broached it to them. On the “how” part, the solon said he will bring in the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for more training on planting and securing the planting materials. He will bring in the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to cover questions on the processing part, the actual cooking and packaging, and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for the marketing side. He wants the new products to be marketed not only in Bohol but to other provinces and even outside of the country in light of the ASEAN economic integration. The novel and exotic products, he said, will bolster Bohol’s position in the tourism map. He expressed confidence that soon, buyers from all over the world will be looking for the items on the shelves. In effect, he explained, the convergence of BFAR, DOST and DTI in his first attempt at branding Bohol will up the province’s eco-tourism attractions. When the project goes full blast, Aumentado said Bohol’s eco-tourism will sell not only for the tarsier, the...

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