Marathon, Ugmad, showdown kick off 39th Camiguin Lanzones Festival

CAMIGUIN, Oct. 22 (PIA)–With over a thousand spectators, the 39th Camiguin Lanzones Festival opens with the annual festival marathon, farm ribbon cutting, art competition, umbrella street street dance, agro-industrial-tourism trade fair, and music and dance contests on October 21 at Cong. PPR Tourism and Sports Complex.
Lanzones Festival 2018At exactly 5:00 AM about 354 runners graced the 39th Lanzones Festival Marathon. There were 100 runners for the 42km run, 121 for 21km and 133 for 5km, said Gilbert Grado, event head.
On the other hand, Senator Cynthia Villar, Gov. Maria Luisa Romualdo, Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo and Mamabajao Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo, highlighted the festival opening through the Lanzones Festival Farm Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at Puntod, Mahinog, here.
FB_IMG_1540178564185.jpgArt enthusiasts also had a chance to showcase their talents in Mugna Art Competition as the Treasures of Camiguin spearheaded the Camiguin Art Gallery Opening at Bug-ong, Mambajao.
Colorful umbrellas were also a sight to behold during the festivity in the Agsadja Ki Raw Festival Grand Parade. It is a choreographed umbrella street dance with the Mutya sa Buahanan candidates. Various schools, national line agencies, private companies and local government units (LGUs) joined the parade.
PabuenasIn the formal opening of the festival, Rep. Zajid Mangundadatu, who served as the guest speaker of the event, said the government now focuses on fighting corruption, illegal drugs and criminality that affect the country’s economy. His visits to various areas in the country is aimed to seek for peace and order considering all beliefs, culture and ideology.
Furthermore, the Provincial Government of Camiguin through Gov. Maria Luisa Romualdo, Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo and municipal mayors, together with Rep. Mangudadatu, Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Marie Elaine Unchuan and guests led the 39th Camiguin Lanzones Festival “Pabuenas” aimed to imbibe good bounties and successful festivity this year.
They also led the Agro-Industrial-Tourism Trade Fair Ribbong Cutting Ceremony and Viewing at Ugmad Site where locals display the bounties of the island. The event aims to help entrepreneurs promote their products to the locals and tourists.
In the Agsadja Ki Raw Music Showdown, Fatima College of Camiguin bagged the third place, Mahinog National High School second place and Mambajao National High School was named as this year’s champion.
FB_IMG_1540170413742To cap the night off, Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar, who served as the guest speaker of the Agsadja Ki Raw Inter-Agency and Barangay Icon Concert Competition, said Camiguin is blessed with a rare kind of lanzones thus, he encouraged Camiguingnons to treasure such bounty and help in boosting its produce.
He also lauded the kind of governance in the province, maintaining peace and order and marking great accomplishments throughout the years, and the contributions of Rep. Romualdo in the Congress which improved not just the lives of Camiguingnons but the whole nation as well.
More series of activities will be held in the island until October 30 thus, Gov. Romualdo invites everyone to witness the grand festivity of the island. (RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin continues to be rabies-free

CAMIGUIN, October 18 (PIA)—Maintaining its rabies-free status for more than six years, the Province of Camiguin has earned distinct recognition during the 2018 National Rabies Summit on September 27 at Metro Manila, Philippines.
Rabies-free Camiguin.jpgCamiguin has been named as one of the provinces maintaining its rabies-free status for the past five years and one of the few provinces with Zero Human Rabies for more than six years.
During the World Rabies Day 2018, the province has also bagged the national award as the Best Rabies Program Implementor on September 28 at Quezon City.
In the Joint Meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) on October 9, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Louis Bollozos said they have spayed/neutered 849 heads already as of October 8, 2018.
They have also accomplished 83.7 percent or 7,112 vaccinated pet animals out of the 8,500 total population for this year.
He also added though there are 524 human dog and cat biting incident/cases for this year (426 for dog bites, 89 cat bites and 9 others), no severe case was reported since the pet/house dogs and cats were vaccinated.
To maintain such feat, Bollozos said they continuously conduct the Dog Show, Responsible Pet Ownership Seminar, Mass Rabies Vaccination, IEC-Rabies Video Showing, Spay and Neuter in the five municipalities of the province. (RTP/PIA10)

Crime rate drops, PNP Camiguin

CAMIGUIN, Oct. 17 (PIA)–With the augmented police personnel, strengthened measures to safeguard the area and intensified advocacy on various laws, the Camiguin Provincial Police Office reported crime rate drop from 138 in 2017 to 89 in 2018.
Crime rate in Camiguin.jpgDuring the Joint Meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) on October 9, Provincial Director PSSupt Robert Roy Bahian said the highest index crimes were recorded in Mambajao with 31.
Other towns marked minimal index crimes such as Mahinog with 21, Sagay, 15, Catarman 12 and Guinsiliban, 9.
Bahian said the most committed crime is physical injury with 13 reported cases followed by theft (3), robbery (3) and rape (1).
PNP-Camiguin also acted on illegal gambling arresting 35 persons where 8 were involved in illegal numbers game and 27 on other forms of illegal gambling. They have also conducted 419 operations, confiscating a total of Php5,498.50.
On drug-clearing operations, Bahian said they have already cleared 28 barangays out of the 50 drug-affected barangays as of October 5, 2018. Sagay only needs to clear two more barangays for the area to be declared as the first drug-free municipality in the region.
Aside from their usual operations, PNP-Camiguin also visits barangays, schools and even houses to inform the Camiguingnons on the existing laws particularly on physical abuse, violence against women and their children, terrorism, theft, rape and other crimes. (RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin gears up for Lanzones Festival 2018


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Oct. 10 (PIA)—With the theme, “Kinaiyahan atong Ampingan, Kalamboan alang sa Tanan (Care for Resources, Development for All),” the Provincial Government of Camiguin bares the lined-up activities for the 39th Camiguin Lanzones Festival.

PPOC, PADAC meetingProvincial Tourism Officer Candice Naomi Dael said the month-long festivity kicked off with the visual merchandising of all establishments and Kalanrakas sa Kabataan at Sagay town on October 1. On October 21, sports enthusiasts are urged to join the 39th Lanzones Festival Marathon at Cong. PPR Tourism and Sports Complex.

On the same day, the provincial government will also hold the Lanzones Festival Farm Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting as well as the Camiguin Lanzones Mini Museum Opening, Historical Site Declaration.

Lanzones Festival 2018Festive umbrellas will be displayed through the Ag Sadya Kiraw Festival Grand Parade which will also feature the Mutya sa Buwahanan candidates. The activity will be followed by the opening of the Agro-Industrial-Tourism Trade Fair Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Viewing at the Ugmad Site.

On October 22, kids will have the chance to show their talents through the Kids Age Group Swimming Competition at Cong. PPR Tourism and Sports Complex and Kalanrakas sa Kabataan at Guinsiliban and Mahinog Plaza.

Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will host the Jobs Fair Docufest and DOLE Clinic on this day at Ugmad Site and Mambajao Municipal Hall.

The Department of Education (Deped) will also take part in the celebration through hosting the DepEd Day “Camiguin Senior High School In-Focus” on October 23 with a back-to-back show of Fatima College of Camiguin’s “FCC Sikat.”

The Provincial/Municipal Social Welfare and Development Info Caravan, Daos Ki! and Buahanan Octoberfest, and Mutya sa Buahanan 2018 Talent and Corporate Awards Night will highlight the festivity on October 24.

On October 25, tourists and locals can enjoy the Governor’s Cup Tennis Championship, Farmer’s Day, Datu Daw Bai Ta Buwahanan and Diwata Daw Tayamtayam Showdown, Globe Night, and Everybody’s Night- Lechon Festival.

October 26 will be filled with the “Pasigarbo sa Kurso” of Camiguin Polytechnic State College and Mutya sa Buahanan Beauty Pageant at Ugmad Site.

Highlights of the annual festival will take place on October 27 and these include the Street Dancing Competition which will be held at Mambajao 1914 Road to Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Provincial Office, Pasigarbo sa Isla, Inter-Agency Camiguin Lanzones Ground Presentation, Mr. Iron Man 2018 Body Building Competition, Governor’s Cup Tennis Championship, Kalanrakas sa Kabataan, and Online Photo Contest Declaration and Awarding of Winners.

On the same day, the provincial government will also hold the Visual Merchandizing Declaration and Awarding of Winners, Mugna: Art Competition Awarding, Swimming and Tennis Awarding of Winners, and the Daos Ki! and Buahanan October Fest: Everybody’s Night- Food Safari.

Provincial Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo said the activities are geared with enough security personnel as the Philippine National Police (PNP) also augmented their police personnel to tighten security in the entire island throughout the month-long festivity. (RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin’s summit gathers over 1K studes, OSYs


CAMIGUIN, September 25 (PIA)—Geared towards educating the youth on healthy lifestyle, handling relationships, responsible sexual behavior and human immunodeficiency virus‎/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), the Provincial Government of Camiguin through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) held the third Camiguin Youth Summit with 1,030 in and out-of-school youth (OSY) participants on September 21 at the Provincial Convention Center, Mambajao, here.

Camiguin Youth Summit.jpgProvincial Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo said holding such event is significant in addressing the current emerging issues in the province particularly on the rising teenage fertility and proliferation of HIV and AIDS.

“We now have difficulties in ensuring the continued education of our teenagers since most private schools here advise teenage mothers to transfer to other schools since they do not want such act to be followed by other students,” Romualdo said.

Thus, in the summit, the trained You-for-You (U4U) youth speakers of the Commission on Population (Popcom) thoroughly discussed Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health (ASRH), and love and romantic relationships.  

In the said session, the participants were reminded that adolescents and youth should not rush to be very intimate with someone he/she is romantically linked with. They should also practice responsible sexuality to avoid consequences that they may regret.

In an attempt to hold lively discussions, the topics were highlighted in stalls around the venue where the participants come in groups to get insights as well as raise their concerns to the key speakers.

The youth participants were also able to showcase their talents during the evening through the talent competition held by the provincial government. (RTP/PIA10)

DILG Camiguin conducts competency assessment tool orientation

CAMIGUIN, August 7 (PIA)–To determine the present level of capacity in the aspects of planning and implementation of local development projects, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) conducted a municipal workshop on July 24 at Villa Paraiso Resort Apartelle, Mambajao, here.
Camiguin competency assessment.jpgProvincial Director of DILG Camiguin Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla said, “For the local government units (LGUs) to transform local development plans into realities of poverty alleviation and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), if not, global competitiveness, development program and projects need to be designed and implemented well.”
She also encouraged the participants to be transparent because the activity will serve as a guide for Regional Office and Central Office in designing capacity development activities to further enhance local governance.
Sagay Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (MLGOO) Emily Ching-Popera, who also serves as the cluster head and Provincial Assessment Team lead administrator, shared the importance of the workshop on self-reflection as public servants.
On the breakout sessions, the MLGOOs assisted their respective LGUs on answering the competency assessment tool.
Attendees of the activity include the municipal governments’ key informants, composed of officers/personnel from local development project planning, procurement and contract management, project end-users or implementers, project managers/officers, legislative representative, business sector representative, nongovernment organization/ civil society organization (NGO/CSO) representatives, barangay captains’ representative; and DILG Camiguin. (DILG Camiguin/PIA10)

Camiguin holds PPOC, PADAC meeting, approves 3 resolutions

CAMIGUIN, August 7 (PIA)–For the local government units (LGUs) to maintain and improve Camiguin’s peace and order situation, stipulated in Republic Act No. 7160 and Executive Order 773, a joint meeting between the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) was conducted on July 19 at Camiguin Convention Center, Mambajao, Camiguin.
Camiguin PPOC.jpgThe joint councils approved the adoption of the three Joint Resolutions namely: (1) creation of Task Force Bantay Kalinaw along with the establishment of an operations/coordination center; (2) requesting the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to provide a simplified policies to facilitate the conduct of drug–clearing operations at the barangay level; and (3) contesting the National Historical Commission in regards to the identification of cultural property.
Provincial Governor Maria Luisa D. Romualdo and concurrent PPOC and PADAC Chairperson, presided the meeting which highlighted the peace and order situation in the province, priority issues and concerns relative to the peace and order situation in the municipal level, committee reports, and other matters such as the Camiguin Electric Cooperative (CAMELCO) on increasing electricity costs and maritime seaworthiness.
Municipal Mayor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo of Mambajao, Mayor’s League President of Camiguin and concurrent PPOC co-chairperson, on CAMELCO increasing electricity costs, shared it would affect peace and order because citizens would revert back to use of lamps, and in turn, increase fire and house robbery incidents.
On maritime seaworthiness, the mayor said Camiguin, as a tourist destination, deserves good and modern sea transport vessels, not floating relics.
For his part, Municipal Vice-Mayor Nestor E. Tongol of Sagay shared the municipality’s accomplishments, decreasing drug and crime rates while highlighting on the issues and concerns on Barangay Tanod and Lupon Members training.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla said the agency will conduct training on Barangay Newly Elected Officials (BNEO). (DILG Camiguin/PIA10)

DILG Camiguin conducts SK federation orientation, election


CAMIGUIN, July 10 (PIA)–In accordance with the implementation of Republic Act 10742(Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015) specifically on the organization and election of officers of SK federations, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin conducted a two-day Panlalawigan SK Orientation and Elections at the DILG Camiguin Provincial Office.

Camiguin SK Federation election_5b43fc6c7f08a4_08853245Among the topics discussed during the orientation were: Servant Leadership by the Head Chaplain Value Restoration Advocate for Camiguin Chapter Nador J. Nacua where he emphasized some of the characteristics and activities of servant-leaders that will enable them to work tirelessly and eventually develop genuine leadership skills.

“The servant-leader is a servant first where it creates the natural feeling that one wants to serve first. Then mindful choice brings one to aspire to lead,” Nacua said.

Meanwhile, OIC Principal Alberto Ladao of Mambajao National High School discussed the Organizing Knowledge Enhancement of Youth Skills to further help the newly-elected officials to handle their responsibilities.

To capacitate the SK officials on their new roles as leaders, DILG Provincial Director, Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla discussed the Legal Bases of SK Pederasyon; Powers and Functions of SK Pederasyon Officials; Trends, Issues and Challenges in Governance Affecting the Youth: Anti-Illegal Drugs, Federalism, Anti-Terrorism, Anti-Corruption and Reproductive Health.

The newly-elected SK Federation of Camiguin include Lucile D. Salvani- president, Patrick Joel S. Panaligan- vice president, Rhea V. Uba- secretary, Dheno D. Estrada- treasurer and Ivan G. Janopol- auditor.

Five SK federation presidents from Mambajao, Catarman, Mahinog, Guinsiliban and Sagay participated in the said activity.(DILG Camiguin/PIA10)

DILG Camiguin partners with Camiguin Polytechnic State College for SK Mandatory Training

CAMIGUIN, May 25 — In line with Section 30, Rule V of the Rules and Regulations Implementing RA 10742 (Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act 2015) regarding the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Mandatory Training, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)- Provincial Office of Camiguin partnered with Camiguin Polytechnic State College (CPSC) as the service provider or local resource institute for the whole  implementation of the training.
The CPSC handled the training for newly elected SK officials into two clusters of the province on May 23 with contingents from the municipalities of Catarman, Guinsiliban and Sagay, and on May 24 with the SK officials from Mahinog and Mambajao.
Fifty-eight SK chairpersons and 387 SK councilors with a total of 445 newly-elected SK officials of the province were given basic modules on governance for them to be better equipped upon the assumption of their official function as youth leaders on June 30, 2018.
RTP20180528a.jpgTopics given include decentralization and local governance, history of the SK and the SK Reform Act also known as Republic Act 10472, meetings and resolutions, planning and budgeting and RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.
Prior to the activity, a Provincial Management Team was also created by virtue of Executive Order to oversee the efficient and effective implementation of the Training throughout the province.
The Provincial Management Team is composed of the DILG Provincial Director along with the Municipal Local Government Operations Officers, Municipal and Provincial Local Youth Development Officers, Representative from Local Resource Institute and Representative from the National Youth Commission. The DILG Provincial Office also designated a focal person to act as secretariat to the Provincial Management Team.
It is hoped that with the intense training, the new breed of SK Leaders will become more effective in performing their respective mandates.(DILG Camiguin/RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin LGUs prep up for 2018 SGLG assessment

CAMIGUIN, May 25 — In preparation for the upcoming assessment on the performance scopes for the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance, the Department of the Interior and  Local Government (DILG) – Camiguin recently conducted a Provincial Roll-Out Orientation for the five Municipalities of Camiguin at Villa Paraiso, Mambajao, Camiguin.
Participants were oriented of this year’s upscaled “all-in” criteria with its corresponding forms and indicators on the seven assessment areas namely, Good Financial Housekeeping, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, Peace and Order, Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Management and Tourism, Culture and the Arts. This means that an LGU must pass all indicators in order to make it through the assessment.
RTP20180528cDILG Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla emphasized that regardless of whether or not LGUs have a big chance of passing, all are encouraged to get ready as no one will be exempted from the assessment. Pass or Fail-the results would serve as an opportunity for LGUs to outdo their best effort in governance.
Discussants of the activity include the Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOO) of the five municipalities namely, LGOO VI Emily C. Popera, LGOO VI Katherine L. Pabatao, LGOO VI Kathy S. Braña, LGOO VI Eustalia Cabiguin, LGOO V Rico Baiño together with Program Manager LGOO V Dixon Baconga.
The activity was participated by all Local Functionaries including SGLG Focal Persons of each LGUs in the Province.
A separate briefing for Provincial Officials and functionaries was also undertaken on May 8.(DILG Camiguin/RTP/PIA10)