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Camiguin bares Lanzones Festival 2017 activities

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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.

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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)

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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Mambajao celebrates 162nd Foundation Day

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, July 7 (PIA) – With the theme,” Mambajao- Working Together Towards Good Governance for a Strong Economic Growth and Social Equity,” the municipal government has set lineup of activities involving local and national line government agencies, and non-government organizations to celebrate the 162nd Foundation Day of the municipality on July 6-8.

 

The event kicked off with a thanksgiving mass at the Mambajao Municipal Lobby followed by the opening program and Agro Fair at the Municipal Grounds. The Agro Fair showcases the talents in farming and entrepreneurship as well as the products of the community members.

 

A Glow Parade was also held on July 6 which started at the Provincial Plaza and ended at the Municipal Grounds.

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To update the people as to how the municipality faired in 2016 in economics, agriculture, education, infrastructure, health and tourism, Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo presented the State of the Municipality Address.

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On the second day of the celebration, a Barangay Fire Brigade was conducted at the Municipal Grounds as well as the Mayor JJ Inter-Club Lawn Tennis Tournament at Capitol Tennis Club that aims to foster healthy and active lifestyle among the community members.

To conclude the celebration, the Mambajao Foundation Day Fun Run and Man Team Bike Race will be conducted on July 8 at the Municipal Grounds.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Mga mananaog sa Mt. Hibok-Hibok triathlon giila

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, May 9 (PIA)— Alang sa pagpalig-on sa turismo sa pagpaugnat sa kusog sa probinsya, ang Promote Camiguin inubanan sa munisipalidad sa Mambajao ingon man ang pangprobinsiyang gobyerno sa Camiguin nagmugna sa ikatulong Mt. Hibok-Hibok Triathlon niadtong Mayo 6-7.
 
Hapit 75 ka partidista sa pagpaugnat sa kusog ang misalmot sa swimming, biking ug running na mga kalihokan karong tuiga. Ang maong sangka gisugdan sa 1.5 kilometro nga lumba sa langoy didto sa White Island nga nahimutang sa Yumbing, Mambajao ug gisundan kini sa 64 kilometro nga kalihokan sa biking libot sa maong isla ug 10 kilometrong pagdagan ngadto sa Yumbing, Baylao.
 
Si Gilbert Grado, ang sports coordinator sa local na gobyerno sa Mambajao, miingon na gitinguha usab sa maong triathlon ang pag-18342049_1911678375741886_8291594256156511158_n.jpgamuma sa healthy lifestyle sa mga kabahin sa maong isla ingon man ang pagpalambo sa mga kabatan-onan.
 
Karong tuiga, nakuha ni Brian Borling sa Omega Tri Team ang overall championship sa men’s category sa dihang iyang natapos ang maong lumba sulod sa 2:59:05 oras. Gasunod kaniya mao sila Jonathan Pagaura sa TriBohol na mingtapos sa lumba sulod sa 3:07:39 oras ug si Mark Balanay na adunay 3:08:21 oras.
 
Alang sa women’s category, nakuha ni Leyann Ramo sa Iligan Arcgangels ang overall champion sa dihang iyang nahuman sulod sa 3:13:58 ka oras ang maong lumba. Si Sittie Amina Dimaporo sa Lanao del Norte Tri ang nakakuha sa unang pwesto sa iyang oras nga 3:33:45 samtang sa ikaduhang pwesto mao si Jenefer Paloma sa Tri Mamba na adunay oras nga 3:43:57 ug si Danica Rose Peligrino sa GTRI/GUMA sa iyang 4:33:54 oras.
 
Nagkalain-lain usab na mga kalihokan ang gimugna base sa mga edad sugod sa 24 paubos hangtod sa 50 pataas.
 
Nakuha ni Bartolata ug Jeffrey Real sa TriBohol ang unang pwesto sa kalihokang relay human nila taposa ang lumba sulod sa 3:15:49 oras. Gisundan kini nila Alex Dvorkin ug Lain de Joux na gikan usab sa TriBohol (3:17:24), ug nila Roldan Chan ug Romeo Rago sa LGU Mambajao (3:39:38). (RTP/PIA10)

2017 Mt. Hibok-Hibok Triathlon champs named

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, May 8 (PIA)—To strengthen the sports tourism in the province, Promote Camiguin in partnership with the municipality of Mambajao and provincial government of Camiguin held the third Mt. Hibok-Hibok Triathlon on May 6-7.

 

About 75 sports enthusiasts participated in the swimming, biking and running event for this year. The race started with the 1.5km swimming race at White Island, Yumbing, Mambajao followed by the 64km biking event around the island and 10km run at Yumbing, Baylao.

 

Gilbert Grado, sports coordinator of Mambajao local government, said that the triathlon also aims to foster healthy lifestyle among the island’s constituents and youth development.

 

This year, Brian Borling of the Omega Tri Team bagged the overall championship for the men’s category as he finished the race at 2:59:05 hours. Tailing him are Jonathan Pagaura of TriBohol and Mark Balanay who respectively completed the race at 3:07:39 and 3:08:21 hours.

 

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Various events were also held for specific age ranges starting from 24 and below to 50 and above.

 

Bartolata and Jeffrey Real of TriBohol bagged the first place in the relay event finishing at 3:15:49. They are followed by Alex Dvorkin and Lain de Joux also from Tribohol (3:17:24), and Roldan Chan and Romeo Rago of the LGU Mambajao (3:39:38).(RTP/PIA10)

 

Yumbing NHS gets double win in Lanzones Fest

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Nov. 3 (PIA) – Yumbing National High School (YNHS) bagged home two major awards during the 2016 Lanzones Festival.

YNHS emerged as champion in both street dancing and ground competitions, wowing the crowd with its lively and colorful rendition of Camiguin’s enchanting lanzones tale.

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Fatima College of Camiguin (FCC) took the second spot in the tableau competition followed by the Columbia National High School, Guinsiliban National High School and then Tupsan National High School.

The Columbia National High School, meanwhile, ranked second in the street dancing competition, followed by FCC, Tupsan National High School, and Mambajao National High School.

Eight contingents creatively portrayed their own version of the tale, livened up with the presence of the higantes, replicas of the black ants and the Mindanao Hornbill, locally known as the Tayamtam.

The provincial government said slight twists were initiated in this year’s presentations to preserve the original storyline of the legend of the lanzones fruit as well as to give the celebration a unique and local touch.

Special awards were also given to FCC as the liveliest contingent and best in headdress while Sagay wins home the best in costume award.

For the “Kalanrakas sa Kabataan” (elementary level) participated by winners from the municipality level, Barangay Benoni, Mahinog was named winner and Barangay Pandan of Mambajao town took the second spot, followed by barangay Cabuan of Guinsiliban town. (JCV/PIA 10)

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