Pilar mayor, hopeful of new barangay partners

PILAR Mayor Wilson Pajo, who has been working to get the town off the list of most poverty stricken
towns in Bohol said he appreciates the new team members who are getting the people’s mandate in
the past barangay and Sangguninag Kabataan elections.

These people, he said would be his partners in plotting the development plans for the town’s 21

This too as the town retained about half of its village chairmen while residents also elected 11 new
punong barangays, town information officer Gualberto Jaspe said Friday.

And from independent sources, this early, at least two returning barangay chairmen and three more
newly elected chairmen would be contesting the coveted seat of the town’s Association of Barangay

Winning however is another story, Jaspe said as he pointed out that these hopefuls would contend
with incumbent ABC ex officio Sangguninag Bayan Member and still eligible candidate captain from
Barangay Cansungay.

Newly elected punong barangays to man the town’s frontline offices in the basic local government
units are Henry Tutor (Pamacsalan), Marcelino Auguis Jr., (Lumbay), Margarito Soriano (Ilaud),
Rodelio Balaba (Lundag), Samuel Dusal (San Carlos).

Angelito Balaba (Catagdaan), Timoteo Andub (Inaghuban), Flavio Bernaldez (Buenasuerte), Aniceto
Amper (San Isidro), Genaro Perenio (Estaca) and Arthur Ente (Poblacion).

Getting fresh mandates however were Mauricio Bitancor (Aurora), Tirso Albit (Bayong), Alfredo
Daguplo (Bagacay), Nicomedes Lusica (San Vicente), Carlos Cagape (Cansungay).

Gabriel Lusica (Bagumbayan), Legorio Ruperez (La Suerte), Jonas Suson (Cagawasan), Celestino
Jamil (Rizal) and Lilia Butron (Del Pilar).

Pilar has remained among Bohol’s towns with the most poverty incidence, one that has caught the
attention of Capitol Officials who brought in along with the Provincial Peace and Order Council’s
Civac, the HEAT Caravan.

Also seen as a town with huge potential for agro-industry, Pilar has caused District representative
Artur Yap to scour government resources to build a rice processing complex that aims to reduce
production losses in Bohol’s most potential town for rice production.

Hosting the region’s biggest man-made body of water, the Pilar Dam has the potential to irrigate
around 5,000 hectares of prime rice fields in nearly its 21 barangays. (racPIABohol)

Two holidays up this week

TWO holidays await Boholanos this week as All Saints’ Day and Carlos P. Garcia Day share the same
the first work-week of the month of November this year.

By law, November 1, which falls on Monday has been declared special non working day.

The day is traditionally celebrated in the Christian world as All Saints’ Day.

November 2 or the All Souls’ Day, unlike last year however, is a regular working day.

Meanwhile, by virtue of Republic Act 7448, November 4, Thursday is a special non-working holiday in

Such is to commemorate the 114th birth anniversary of the late Boholano President Carlos P. Garcia.

By special non-working holiday, according to memorandum circular issued by the Department of
Labor and Employment, workers get no pay, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or
collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment of wages on special days.

If workers are forced to work on the day, they get 30% more of their 100% daily rate in the first 8
hours of work.

When working in excess of 8 hours, workers get an additional 30% of hourly rate on said day.

On the day, if it is the employee’s rest day and if worked, his first 8 hours gets an additional 50% of
his daily rate. If he works over 8 hours, he gets 30% of his hourly rate on said day.

For the 114th CPG Day, Capitol has lined up activities to remember the most illustrious Boholano who
is represented as a star in the Bohol flag.

On the other hand, according to Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto, the day’s commemoration activities
include the visit of Department of Education Secretary Amin Luistro.

In his weekly program, Chatto said that the secretary’s visit would be an opportunity to bring
Bohol closer to its dream of making the province a center of educational excellence in the region.

“Dynamic Learning” up For Bohol hi-schools

CLOSING in on the dream of making Bohol a center for educational excellence in the region, Governor Edgar
Chatto said launching the Dynamic Learning Program (DLP) next year and engaging the country’s education
secretary would be a big step.

At his weekly radio program aired live over local radio stations, Chatto revealed that no less than the secretary and another top official of the Department of Education (DepEd) will be here within the week.

Despite a 93% literacy rating, local officials noted that landing better jobs for graduates is still an issue.

Amidst troubled educational system in the country, local officials have resolved to address at least the basic
need of tooling of high school graduates to get them better chances of a job.

Earlier, Chatto cited a recent study that shows a high rate of high school students not making it to college.

Picking up education as an administration’s priority, Chatto drew a system where technical and vocational skills training in the high school would be put in, to assure young workers better chances of jobs.

Upon learning of the successful implementation of a (DLP) as pioneered by Jagna town couple Christopher and
Ma. Victoria Bernido, he said such could be done in Bohol.

Themselves noted physicists and academicians, the Bernido couple developed an efficient learning and
teaching method, one that Chatto hopes could be replicated in Bohol secondary schools.

The Bernidos, who administer Central Visayas Institute in Jagna has implemented a student centered learning
system, where teaching focuses on student activity rather than on traditional classroom lectures.

A blog at annakatharinamd.com says “the set-up is 70% student activity–30% lecture/discussion, and usually
national experts do the majority of the lectures via video. The students learn independently, because each
activity is provided with a clear, learning target.”

“The student will try to understand the lesson on their own by reading the concept notes and by doing the
exercises before the lesson is discussed and explained,” the blog shared.

Some examples of student activities are solving exercises, answering guide questions and copying notes.

“Each student keeps a portfolio of his work as a representative documentation of his schoolwork. This would
later on serve as his reviewer and proof also of his performance in school.”

The program includes a portfolio of learning activities to be individually accomplished by the students, and
closely-associated weekly video-based lectures featuring National Expert Teachers.

Real-time teacher-expert and student-expert interaction happens through text-messaging and electronic mail,
the blog stated. (racPIABohol)

Balay gidauban didto sa Getafe

BALAY naugdaw human gidabdaban sa wala mailhing suspetsado gamit ang gasolina didto sa barangay Campao Occidental, Getafe, Bohol niadtong nakalabay nga gabii.

Giila ang biktima nga si Dionisio Quizon, 35, minyo ug nagpuyo sa maong dapit.

Nasayran sa taho nga samtang nagbaktas ang biktima padung sa iyang gipuy-an mga alas 8 sa gabii niadtong Biyernes dihang nasigpatan niya ang ilang balay gikan sa gilay-on nga bahin nga nagdilaab ug dihang iyang gisusi, nahurot na og kaugdaw ang iyang pinuy-anan.

Gibana-banaang mokabat ngadto sa P40,000 lakip na ang personal nga mga gamit ang kinatibuk-ang danyos sa maong insidente apan walay gikatahong naangol niini.

Nakuha sa dapit nga nahitaboan mao ang usa ka basiyong plastic container nga gituohang gisudlan og gasolina ug maoy gigamit sa wala mailhing suspek.

Padayon pang gisusi sa kapulisan sa naasoy nga lungsod kun unsay motibo sa maong hitabo.

Delayed paraphernalia delivery noted in Bohol

Many of Bohol polling prescincts fail to open up on time as election paraphernalia arrived late and
some of these election materials were still apparently en route from the city as of 8:00 AM.

This even as Commission on Election (Comelec) in Manila reportedly completed the delivery of
election paraphernalia as early as 2:00 PM of October 24, 2010.

In Bohol, many of such materials however arrived this 4:00 AM on election day, and apparently
couldn’t make it in time for the supposed simultaneous poll opening at 7:00 AM.

Bohol Comelec Supervisor Eliseo Labaria, in radio intervies confirmed earlier monitoring reports that
polls in some areas may be delayed.

Media reported that poll officials were still gathered at the municipal hall in several towns as late as
6:00 AM to pick their poll paraphernalia.

With the arrival of poll materials at 4:00, Labaria added that these have to be sent to the sent to the
different towns as immediately as they can.

In a radio interview at around 6:00 AM, Atty Labaria said that there were instances where some
election paraphernalia inluding supplies were already delivered but the ballots were delivered in
batches and some of them were delayed.

According to Malou Cempron of the local provincial COMELEC, the materials that arrived at 4:00 PM
were the latest of the batch which would be used duirng the local polls.

She added that the Bohol Comelec office prepared vehicles to dispatch the remaining paraphernalia
to the towns at 4:00 am so the polls could open as scheduled. She however could not discount that
fact that the materials may still be enroute as several poll centers open at 7:00.

Meanwhile, Atty Labaria added that all polling precincts that fail to start on time can extend up to
5:00 PM, to make up for the lost time. (PIABOhol)