‘Review flight cancellations in Kalibo Int’l Airport’

By Jun Aguirre -Friday, May 25, 20180


 KALIBO, Aklan – A business group urged the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and other concerned agencies to look into the cancellation of flights at the Kalibo International Airport (KIA).


Several aircrafts were no longer flying out to and from Manila and Cebu because of the six-month closure of Boracay Island, according to Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Aklan secretary Guidon Dela Cruz.


Some airline companies doubled ticket prices for flights bound for KIA or limited the number of flights, Dela Cruz claimed.


“Because of this, businessmen, students and balikbayans had to travel to nearby airports, such as the Caticlan Airport and the Roxas Airport, to go to Manila,” he said. “Direct flights to Cebu have also been cancelled.”


Dela Cruz stressed that the reduction of commercial flights at KIA “created economic difficulties for passengers and cargo traffic.”


The PCCI-Aklan also urged airline companies to provide additional Manila-Kalibo flights and restore the Kalibo-Cebu route even on a limited schedule.


“The reduction of plane flights does not help promote local tourism, trade and commerce, which were supposed to be [growing] due to the expansion of e-commerce,” which allows for “more movement of people and goods across our islands,” Dela Cruz said./PN


Read more: https://www.panaynews.net/review-flight-cancellations-in-kalibo-intl-airport/


Coverage and PressCon 21st Dairy Congress and Expo 2018

The Provincial Government of Bohol, through the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPV) will host the 21st Dairy Congress & Expo from May 23-25, 2018 at the Bohol Cultural Center, this city.

                         With its theme; “Moving Towards Milk Self-Sufficiency”, the event expected to boost our dairy industry as well as help our farmers augment their income; not to mention the pronouncement of Bohol as Dairy Capital of the Philippines by DA Sec. Manny Piñol.

                         Considering that this a great promotion for Bohol, we are requesting you and your media to cover the event. We are also inviting your media for a PRESS CONFERENCE at11:30 am at the Governor’s Mansion, with Dairy Confederation of the Philippines Chairman Isidro Albano, Dir. Arnel Del Barrio-Philippine Carabao Authority, Administrator Marilyn-National Dairy Authority;  among others are expected to join in the interaction.

SAFE BOHOL launching

The Provincial Government of Bohol, together LGU Inabanga and local and national government agencies will launch SAFE Bohol (Security Always For Everyone): Boholano Bayanihan on April 11, 2018 at the Inabanga Municipal Gym. This highlights the anniversary program of the Abu Sayaf incursion last year.

             The event will kick off with a mass at 7:30 in the morning to be followed by the honoring of the fallen soldiers.

      Former AFP Chief of Staff now DILG Secretary Eduardo Año will be the Guest of Honor during the program which will also include; solidarity messages, video presentations and theCovenant Signing of SAFE BOHOL: Boholano Bayanihan

             Considering that this is very important for Bohol, may we invite/ request you and your media to attend/ cover the said event.

            Those joining the event may coordinate with Frank Baylosis of ICONs (Inabanga Communications Network) for media designated areas, food, among others.

                           Thank you so much and we hope that you can join us and work together for the best interest of Bohol.

KGOB Christmas Thanksgiving

THE MANAGER                                                 EDITOR
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Province of Bohol
         The KITA UG ANG GOBERNADOR (KGOB) has been an effective avenue for information dissemination, transparency in government, and has provided a strong link between government and people thru responsible media.
                In line with this, and in the Spirit of Christmas; we will have a simple Christmas Thanksgiving after the program on December 22, 2017 at Café Caloy, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia Heritage House, Tagbilaran City.
                Recognizing your important role in this, we are inviting you and your media to join with us in  this event.
               The governor will be joining us for the program but will be attending another important function after. However, he will be with us at around 11:00 in the morning for lunch.
        Anticipating you and your media’s  presence.
           Thank you so much for your continued support for KGOB and the programs of the Provincial Government and for a better Bohol.
                 Merriest Christmas and a more Fruitful New Year!
                                                                                                                                                AUGUSTUS E. ESCOBIA
Effective Development Communication Office
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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 Bohol.

AirAsia is Bohol’s official airline partner


New tourism campaign aims to take Bohol to dazzling new heights with more flights

Promo fares from as low as P1,599 are up for grabs now at airasia.com


MANILA, 9 February 2017 – AirAsia and Provincial Government of Bohol in partnership with USAID-COMPLETE today formally signed a partnership agreement to promote Bohol as a premiere tourist destination for travelers in the Philippines, in the whole of ASEAN region and in greater Asia where the world’s best low cost carrier by Skytrax provide unparalleled connectivity.


Philippines AirAsia CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said, “Our partnership is a another step forward in an ongoing journey towards providing connectivity and convenience with fresh new approach and experience to engage guests and increase passenger traffic to and from Bohol.”


To celebrate the partnership, AirAsia is increasing its 3x daily flights between Manila and Bohol (Tagbilaran) to 4x daily starting March 1 with promo fares from as low as P1,599 only and up for grabs now at airasia.com for travel period betweenJuly 1 to November 30, 2017.




“Our collaboration is built on a foundation that values a strong and innovative service culture which are the hallmarks of AirAsia’s brand of service. We value the community that we serve and as your official airline partner we are committed to connect Bohol and the Philippines to Asean and beyond,” Comendador added.


“Following the success of our alliance especially after the 2013 earthquake with the LGUs, USAID-Compete and tourism partners, it would be exciting to see Bohol connect to giant markets in Asia not only for tourism but to engage and promote stronger social and economic ties,”  he said.


Bohol Provincial Governor Edgar Chatto, Deputy Head of Program Office for US-AID Philippines Christopher Foley, NEDA Director General Dr. Ernesto Pernia, Department of Tourism Undersecretary Alma Rita Jimenez and Philippines AirAsia CEO Captain Dexter Comendador led the signing ceremony which coincided with the formal launch of Bohol’s newest tourism campaign titled Behold Bohol.


AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over 120 destinations. Within 15 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 330 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 170. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India and Japan. AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for eighth consecutive years from 2009 – 2016.