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Camiguin celebrates 50 years of feat, boundless opportunities


CAMIGUIN, January 8 (PIA) – With the theme, “Small Province, Big Future,” the province of Camiguin celebrated its 50th founding anniversary with festive events, creative contests, awarding of achievers, grand parade, live concert, fireworks display and presentation of the State of the Province Address on January 4-7.

League of Municipal Mayors President and Mambajao Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said that the 50th Araw ng Camiguin highlights the pouring in of more jobs and investments in the province thus, “There is always future in Camiguin.” He also said that the provincial government is looking forward to more young Camiguingnons coming home as they will no longer seek for employment in other areas.


The celebration kicked off with the grand opening and ribbon cutting of various booths that feature the products of Camiguin and the services of national line agencies on January 4 at Ugmad Site.

To showcase the talents and inspire the youth to take part in the undertakings of the province, numerous contests were held from January 4 to 6 and these include the Inter-Elementary and High School Spelling Bee held at Ugmad Site, and Inter-High School and Kapisanan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) Trashure Competition where participants were asked to creatively produce necklaces, bracelets and other accessories out of trash.


High school students also competed in the charcoal painting, extemporaneous speech, flower arrangement, mob dance and marching band contests.

The first day of the celebration is further made vibrant with the inter-elementary dance sports competition, night fun run and live band presentation.

The municipalities of the province also exhibited their talents in cooking lechon (roasted pork) at the Ugmad Site aside from displaying their products in the Pista sa Nayon.

To further uphold good local governance, the provincial government launched the Inter-Office 5s Competition and Cong. PPR Memorial Awards for Good Local Governance. Exemplary municipal local government units (MLGUs), barangay achievers, agricultural achievers, partner national government agencies and non-government organizations of the provincial local government were also recognized.

Moreover, the provincial government also held the ground breaking ceremony of the new provincial capitol building location at Lacas, Mambajao with a total allocation of P250 million and unveiled the 50th Camiguin Founding Anniversary Marker on January 7.


Another highlight of the celebration is the grand parade of umbrellas of various national line agencies, schools, civil society organizations, businesses and non-government organizations in the province.

The Araw ng Camiguin was then capped with the State of the Province Address of Provincial Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo, fireworks display and a live concert.

With the programs, activities, projects and endless opportunities in the province, the provincial governor is optimistic that greater things await the Camiguingnons for the years to come saying, “I am looking forward for a brighter and bigger future ahead of us.”(Recthie T. Paculba/PIA10)


Cebuano News: Camiguin gapaila sa bag-ong ‘tourism ad’


CAMIGUIN, October 30 (PIA) – Aron makadani nga damhon ang Camiguin, ang opisina sa turismo niini naglusad sa bag-ong pahinumdon sa turismo nga gi-ulohang, “No Words,” niadtong gibuksan ang 38th Lanzones Festival, Oktubre 22 sa Congressman Pedro P. Romualdo Tourism and Sports Complex sa Mambajao.


Ang maong video dungan usab nga gibutang sa Facebook page, Camiguin Tourism Office, aron makakab-ot ug mas daghan pang manan-away ug turista nga mubisita sa isla.


come-visit-explore-and-feelcamiguin_1508970014-b.jpgMatud pa ni Provincial Tourism Officer Candice Naome Dael, ang maong video, nga gikomisyon sa kagamhanang lokal sa Camiguin ug gihuna-hunaan sa usa ka grupo sa mga millenial, nagpaila sa bag-ong kampanya sa turismo mao ang #FeelCamiguin. Ang kampanya nagtumong nga dasigon ang mga tao nga anhaon ang Camiguin ug mag-usisa sa probinsiya sa ilang kaugalingon.


Ang grupo nga likod sa pagbuhat sa video nagtumong nga maghatag ug bag-ong nga diskarte aron mapaila ang isla pinaagi sa pagpakita nga sa paglaag sa Camiguin, dinuyugan sa tanang nindot nga kaagi nga mahatag niini, mahabiling wala’y maistorya ang usa ka tao.


Ang maong video nagsaysay sa istorya sa usa ka sabaan nga turista nga bag-o lang nakabisita sa isla, nabati nga mingaw ang lugar ug nakakita’g tour guide nga amang. Sa ilang pagsuroy-suroy sa isla, natagaan ug higayon ang turista nga mabati ang kanindot sa Camiguin uban na ang nindot nga mga dagat, tubod, busay, maabi-abihong mga tao ug tam-is nga Lanzones.


Gisaysay ni Dael nga ang ‘hash tag’ Feel Camiguin nga kampanya usa sa ilang pamaagi aron mapatuo ang mga turista nga wala’y makalupig sa kasinatian sa Camiguin.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin names champs in 38th Lanzones Festival events


CAMIGUIN, October 30 (PIA)— With the week-long celebration of the 38th Lanzones Festival in Camiguin on October 22-30, the provincial government hailed the champions for the various events held to provide entertainment and fun to the locals and tourists.


Clad in colourful costumes, the locals from Mahinog bagged the street dancing competition followed by Mambajao National High School, Fatima College of Camiguin, Yumbing National High School and Tupsan National High School.


Hyra Desiree Betito who represented the local government of Mambajao earned the crown for Mutya sa Buahanan 2017 beating off 14 other candidates.


To cap off the celebration on October 28, the Fatima College of Camiguin swept off the championship for the Tableau Ground Presentation followed by Mahinog, Mambajao National High School, Yumbing National High School and Tupsan National High School.


Other events such as Ugmad 2017, Food Safari, Lanzones Eating Contest, Body Building Competition and more also highlighted this year’s Lanzones Festival.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin uncovers new tourism ad


CAMIGUIN, October 30 (PIA) – To captivate more hearts to feel Camiguin, the tourism office here launched the new Camiguin tourism ad entitled, “No Words,” during the opening of the 38th Lanzones Festival on October 22 at the Congressman Pedro P. Romualdo Tourism and Sports Complex in Mambajao.


The video was simultaneously uploaded on the Facebook page, Camiguin Tourism Office, to reach a greater number of viewers and encourage more tourists to visit the island.


“Commissioned by the provincial government and conceptualized by a team of creative millennials, the video encapsulates the provincial government’s #FeelCamiguin campaign and aims to invite and encourage people to come to Camiguin and explore the province for themselves,” Provincial Tourism Officer Candice Naome Dael said.


The team behind the video sought to bring a fresh approach to promote the island by showing how a trip to Camiguin, with all the wonderful experiences it offers, may leave one speechless and without words.


The video tells the story of a chatty tourist who visits the island for the first time, finds the place boring and gets a service from a mute local tour guide. Along the way, the loud tourist got to feel the beauty of Camiguin with its scenic beaches, springs, falls, friendly people and sweet Lanzones.


Dael shared that the ‘hash tag’ Feel Camiguin campaign is their way of convincing tourists that nothing beats the Camiguin experience.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin bares Lanzones Festival 2017 activities


CAMIGUIN, October 10 (PIA) – With the theme, “Kinaiyahan Atong Ampingan Kalamboan Alang sa Tanan,” the provincial government here invites everyone to witness the Lanzones Festival 2017 activities slated on October 22-31.


Prior to the week-long celebration, a simultaneous Lanzones tree planting and opening of Lanzones Park was held on September 22. The Camiguin Police Provincial Office will also hold the “Sikad-Sikad Ta Bai” Fun Bike on October 21 at Cong. PPR Tourism and Sports Complex.


On October 22, a fun run, triathlon, Zumba and Belly dance, thanksgiving mass and soft opening of agro-tourism and industrial fair (Ugmad 2017) will kick off the festivity. In the afternoon, Ag Sadya Kiraw Festival grand parade (umbrella with inspired Lanzones design) will be held at Mambajao Central School to Cong. PPR Tourism and Sports Complex.


The Food Safari: One Barangay One Product Exhibit and Competition at Ugmad Site will be conducted on October 23. Inter-municipality high school basketball tournament and Buahanan sa Ugmad will also highlight the day’s festivity.


On October 24, Kalanrakas sa Kabataan at Catarman Municipal Ground, Food Safari: Inter-Resort and Restaurant Hamonada/Humba with Native Competition, Pasigarbo sa Guinsiliban and Fatima College of Camiguin Show will be held.


Food Safari: Lanzones Products Exhibit and Competition, Pasigarbo sa Catarman, Kalanrakas sa Kabataan- Mambajao, Department of Education (DepEd) Day- Folk Dance Competition, Battle of the Band and Ugmad sa Kalikasan, and Mutya sa Buahanan 2017: Talent and Corporate Awards Night will highlight the celebration on October 25.


Job Fair and Docufest, Food Safari: Dairy Products Exhibit and Competition, Pasigarbo sa Mahinog, and Datu Daw Bai Ta Buwahanan and Diwata and Tayamtam Showdown will comprise the festivity on October 26.


On October 27, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Info Caravan, Job Fair and Docufest, Pasigarbo sa Mambajao, Gov. PPR Memorial Cup Team Tennis Tournament, and Miss Camiguin Tourism 2017 will be held.


Meanwhile, Lanzones Eating Contest and Trivia, Street Dancing Competition, Pasigarbo sa Isla, Inter-Agency Camiguin Lanzones Ground Presentation 2017, and Mr. Iron Man 2017 Body Building Competition will be held on October 28.


On October 29, the provincial government will hold the Gov. PPR Memorial Cup Team Tennis Tournament Championship, Palarong Pinoy Game/Unacho, Kalanrakas sa Kabataan- provincial level and live concert.


Other exciting games such as the Monster Bash, Horror Trip, Zombie Run and Monster Kitchen will be held at Mambajao Parola on October 30-31.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Camiguin gasiguro sa suporta sa ASEAN info nga kampanya


MAHINOG, Camiguin, August 30 (PIA) – Ang mga lokal nga opisyales diri gisiguro ang ilang suporta sa mga kampanya kabahin sa Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) nga impormasyon nga gipangulohan sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA) niadtong Agosto 25 sa ASEAN Info Kiosk Launching sa pantalan sa Benoni.


Si Mambajao Vice Mayor Roldan Chan miingon nga ang maong kiosk dili lamang makatabang sa mga turista sa lugar kay mamahimo usab kining dakong tabang sa mga estudyante sa ilang research, assignments ug uban pang kalihokan.


Iya usab gidugang nga sa pagmugna sa maong kiosk, dili na maglisud ang mga magtutudlo sa pagpaambit ug kahibalo sa ilang mga estudyante.


“The kiosk will also bring closer to the people the government plans, programs and projects (Ang maong kiosk magpaduol sa mga plano, programa ug proyekto sa gobyerno ngadto sa mga katawhan),” giingon ni Chan.

ASEAN Info Kiosk in Camiguin Seaport

Sa iyang bahin, si Mahinog Municipal Mayor Rogerio Acle miingon nga ang kagamhanang lokal mapasalamaton nga gimugna sa PIA ang maong kiosk sa ilang lugar kay makatabang kini sa pagpaila sa Camiguin ug sa mga kinaiyahan niini.


Miingon usab si Acle nga ang probinsiya, gikan sa mga opisyales sa kinatas-ang posisyon padulong na sa lebel sa barangay, kanunay nga gasuporta sa mga kalihokan sa ASEAN kay gatabang usab kini nga abrihan ang mga ganghaan sa mga kahigayonan sa lugar.


Ang kiosk nga gilusad sa pantalan sa Benoni mao ang ika-92 nga kiosk nga gitukod sa tibuok nasud sa PIA aron mapahait pa ang kahibalo sa ASEAN, ug ang socioeconomic ug kultural nga benepisyo nga makuha sa nasud sa maong asosasyon.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin ensures support for ASEAN info campaigns


MAHINOG, Camiguin, August 30 (PIA)— Local officials here ensured support to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) information campaigns of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) during the ASEAN Info Kiosk Launching at the Port of Benoni, here on August 25.


Mambajao Vice Mayor Roldan Chan said that the kiosk will not only help the tourists in the area as it will be a great tool for students especially on their research, assignments and other activities.


He also said that with the existence of the kiosk, teachers will not have a hard time in imparting knowledge to their learners.

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“The kiosk will also bring closer to the people the government plans, programs and projects,” Chan stressed.


For his part, Mahinog Municipal Mayor Rogerio Acle said that the local government is thankful that the PIA has initiated the establishment of a kiosk in their area since it will help in promoting Camiguin and all its resources.


Acle also shared that the province, from the highest seated officials down to the barangay level, has been supporting ASEAN activities as it opens various doors of opportunities in the area.


The kiosk launched in the Port of Benoni is the 92nd kiosk launched all throughout the country by the PIA to heighten awareness on ASEAN, and the socioeconomic and cultural benefits that the country could gain from the association.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Camiguin gahisgot sa ASEAN nga kahigayonan, gaani sa unang tubo


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, August 30 (PIA) – Pagsaka sa turismo taman 11 ka porsyento, pag-abot sa fast craft karong Nobyembre ug pagdaghan sa mga flights gikan Cebu padulong Camiguin karong Disyembre mao ang mga kinalabwan nga kalambuan nga giila sa kagamhanang probinsiyal isip positibong mga epekto sa Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) sa probinsiya.


Si Mambajao Municipal Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo miambit niadtong ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Forum, Agosto 25 nga ang probinsiya, isip giila nga 10th most competitive province sa nasud, malatngonong nagpakita ug ekonomikong kabisog.


“Economic dynamism means that we are ready in ASEAN and all the country to receive investors in our LGU (local government unit) (Ang ekonomikong kabisog nagpasabot nga kita andam na sa ASEAN ug sa tibuok nasud nga mudawat ug tigpamuhunan sa atong kagamhanang lokal),” gisaysay sa mayor.


Iya usab giingon nga kung dili magpalupig ang nasud sa ASEAN, iyang ikonsiderar ang bukas nga ekonomiya kay kini mu-abri sa mga ganghaan sa wala’y limit nga kahigayonan labi na sa paggama ug mga trabaho.

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Kalambuang probinsiyal


Kung hisgutan ang ekonomikong kahigayonan, ang mayor miambit nga gidahom na nila ang pagdaghan sa mga tigpamuhunan sa probinsiya lakip na ang pagtukod sa duha ka mga hotel, supermarket, drug store ug uban pa.


Ila usab nga gaayuhon ang runway sa airport aron mapahiluna ang gadaghang lokal ug langyaw nga mga turista sa lugar.


Si Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Provincial Manager Napoleon Bael miingon nga aduna’y kasarangang 78 ka mga pasahero kada flight sa airport ug ang maong gidaghanon wala miubos maski pa nga nahuman na ang peak season.


Ang kagamhanang probinsiyal gaplano usab sa pagtrabaho sa wireless local area networking aron mapadali ang tanang matang sa komunikasyon sa probinsiya.

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Alang sa kahanas sa pinulongan, giingon ni Romualdo nga mag-abri sila ug usa ka speech laboratory karong Setyembre “to give exact pronunciation and diction; to prepare for ASEAN (aron matudluan sa tukmang linitokan ug diksiyon; aron makaandam para sa ASEAN).”


Ang maong nga laboratoryo sugdan sa mga central nga mga tunghaan ug sa sunod tuig, ang kagamhanang probinsiyal nagtumong nga mabutangan sa maong pasilidad ang tanang tunghaan sa Camiguin lakip na usab sa mga barangay.


Aduna usab mga programa sa panglawas nga iimplementar aron mas mapaubos pa sa 4 porsiyento ang malnutrisyon sa mga kabataan sa probinsiya ngadto na sa 1 porsiyento.


“We have plenty of things to do in Camiguin, so many things to do that every life of the Camiguingnon will be worth for (Aduna kita’y daghang buhaton sa Camiguin, daghan pang mga buhaton nga bililhon sa matag usa ka kinabuhi sa Camiguingnon,” gipahimug-at ni Romualdo.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin cites vast ASEAN opportunities, reaps initial gains


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, August 30 (PIA)—Increase in tourism by 11 percent, coming in of a fast craft by November and boost of flights from Cebu to Camiguin by December are among the major developments that the provincial government identified as the positive effects of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the province.


Mambajao Municipal Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo shared during the ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Forum on August 25 that the province, being able to earn the 10th spot in the most competitive province throughout the country, has remarkably shown economic dynamism.


“Economic dynamism means that we are ready in ASEAN and all the country to receive investors in our LGU (local government unit),” the mayor stressed.


He further said that if the country wants to be competitive with ASEAN, it should consider an open economy since such will open doors for boundless opportunities especially on generating jobs.

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Provincial developments


When it comes to economic opportunities, the mayor shared that they are now expecting a lot of investors coming in to the province including two hotels, supermarket, a drug store and more.


They are also repairing the airport’s runway to accommodate the flocking of local and foreign tourists in the area.


Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Provincial Manager Napoleon Bael said that they are currently accommodating an average of 78 passengers per flight and such number has not decreased even if it’s past the peak season already.


Aside from improving the airport and seaports in the area, the provincial government also plans to work on wireless local area networking that will hasten up all sorts of communication in the province.

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Program for the children


As to the language proficiency, Romualdo said that they will be opening a speech laboratory on September “to give exact pronunciation and diction; to prepare for ASEAN.”


Such laboratories will commence in central schools and by next year, the provincial government is targeting to put up the facility in all schools in Camiguin as well as in the barangays.


There will also be health programs to be implemented to further decrease the 4 percent malnutrition of children in the province to at least 1 percent.



“We have plenty of things to do in Camiguin, so many things to do that every life of the Camiguingnon will be worth for,” Romualdo stressed.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin joins the country’s ASEAN Landmark Lighting


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, August 8 (PIA)—As one of the 50 cities and provinces around the country chosen to participate and spearhead the ASEAN Landmark Lighting, the provincial government here conducted various activities to show their commitment to continuously accept the challenge to become one with the vision of ASEAN on August 8.


“Our Province aims to become a strong partner of the country and of the Association of South East Asian Nations in order to encourage and engage the world to achieve the much desired change towards a better world,” Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo said.


The governor also stressed that the province’s ability to pull off such event is one of the proofs that Camiguin has become champion in almost all facets especially in being able to rise and move forward while preserving the natural resources.


Furthermore, during the said event, the provincial government conducted a food bazaar, Inter High School Balak Contest (poem presentation), ASEAN Nation Parade, ASEAN Landmark Lighting, folk dance presentation, mass dancing, fireworks display, launching of the Lanzones Festival 2017 Photo Gallery, Inter High School Harana Contest, and Live Concert and Party.


Various schools, offices and institutions graced the event along with the hundreds of residents of the province.


Participants of the parade brought with them flaglets of the ASEAN country members and the children were clad in the national costumes of the ASEAN countries.


The ASEAN landmark was lighted at 7PM tailed by the fireworks display which lasted for a few minutes.(RTP/PIA10)