Tag Archives: Camiguin

2017 Mt. Hibok-Hibok Triathlon champs named


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.


13256533_1733614656881593_698965475575214272_n.jpgFor  the women’s category, Leyann Ramo of Iligan Archangels emerged as the overall champion as she finished at 3:13:58 hours. Sittie Amina Dimaporo of Lanao del Norte Tri earned the first place after completing the race at 3:33:45 hours while Jenefer Paloma of Tri Mamba and Danica Rose Peligrino of GTRI/GUMS took the second and third places as they finished at 3:43:57 and 4:33:54 hours respectively.


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)


Technical schools in Camiguin to participate in TWSP


CAMIGUIN, April 19 (PIA)— To build and strengthen the capacity of the Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in expanding and improving the delivery of quality and relevant training programs to meet job requirements, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has succeeded in tapping the three training schools here in its Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP).

The Camiguin School of Arts and Trades, Camiguin Polytechnic State College, and Fatima College of Camiguin recently responded to the invitation of the agency to offer automotive servicing NC I, electrical installation and maintenance NC II, computer systems services NC II, and plumbing NC I and II.

tesda.JPGTESDA-Camiguin currently offers 16 slots for automotive services, 15 for electrical installation and maintenance, 15 for computer systems services, 14 and 15 for plumbing NC I and II respectively. It will provide for the training cost, assessment fee and per capita cost of the courses that amounts to P510,200.

The schools have submitted their tender to TESDA-Camiguin on April 10 and were selected in accordance with the procedures set forth by the agency.

Since the technical education is multi-entry and exit, various proposed dates on the commencement of every course have been set. The earliest date is on May 5 and the latest is on October 14.(RTP/PIA10)

LGUs extends one-stop shop for businessmen 


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, Feb. 1 (PIA) – Camiguin holds Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) on for the entire month of January to facilitate fast, easy and convenient business registration system.

All national line agencies and local government units (LGUs) extended its services in every town around the province pooling all approving personnel in one place.

Aside from the one-stop registration, BOSS also offers application or renewal of business permits such as the issuance of zone clearance, building inspection clearance and  sanitation clearance.

The Department of Trafe and Industry (DTI) meanwhile provided personnel in support to the LGUs. 

Other participating agencies include the Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

DTI meanwhile continue to urge LGUs to sustain a systematic and efficient business licensing and registration system for a business and investor friendly environment.

Boss likewise encourage more businessmen to renew their respective businesses or start a new one by making the process less tedious, faster and cheaper.

This system according to DTI has been adopted for over seven years now and is one of the agency’s measurements in evaluating the competitiveness of the locality. ( Zita Abellare with reports from Varry Labial/ DTI-Camiguin/PIA-10)


Camiguin hospital gets facelift


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 12 (PIA) – Apart from the obvious landscaped gardens, the Camiguin General hospital (CGH) had a facelift with the provision of additional air conditioning units, fans, linens and repainting materials for its rooms, among others.


This was reported by Camiguin Governor Maria Luisa D. Romualdo during her state in the province address (SOPA) on Monday, January 9.

The improvement of CGH is one of the administration’s priority agenda in her first 100 days, with the intention of improving CGH’s system and providing quality health care to its constituents.

Since July 2016, a total of 2,165 patients were admitted and some 5,242 out-patient were also treated. Of this number, 1,162 patients have availed of the medical assistance from the Department of Health amounting to P2million.

Romualdo also bared that from the same period, CGH gained a total revenue collection of P7.2 million, these are proceeds from sale of drugs and medicines, professional fees and amount due to patients for excess hospital package cost of PhilHealth (PHIC).  (JCV/PIA 10)

Investments grew by 23% in Camiguin


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 9 (PIA) – A total of P62million investments were poured in Camiguin last year, boosting its annual investment growth to 23 percent.

The service sector absorbs 68 percent of the investments generated for the year followed by agricultural based investments at 20 percent, trading at 11 percent and manufacturing at 1 percent.


The Department of Trade and Industry said these generated a total of 1,533 employments, also higher by 15 percent when compared to the preceding year.

Top 15 investments involve construction of commercial buildings, warehouses, restaurants and cottages as well as establishments of businesses like drug store, plant, showroom and commercial center among others. (JCV/PIA-10)


Pinoy Aquaman set to cross Camiguin Channel


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 5 (PIA) – Renowned marathon swimmer Atty. Ingemar Macarine will lead local swimmers here in crossing the Camiguin Channel on January 7.

The challenge will start in Barangay Liong, Guinsiliban, Camiguin to Balingoan, Misamis Oriental with an estimated distance of about 6.8 kilometers, and may take 2hours and 26 minutes to cross.

Macarine did his first successful channel crossing in Basul Island to Mainland Surigao City with a 4.8 kilometers lap, three years ago.


This Saturday’s attempt will be his 25th channel to cross as a way of promoting awareness for cleaner seas.

Mambajao Local Government Unit Sports Coordinator Gilbert Grado said the event is a part of the 165th Foundation Day celebration of Camiguin which likewise seeks to promote tourism.(JCV/PIA-10)


DPWH bares status of infra projects


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, December 23 (PIA) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported status of some 70 infrastructure projects in Camiguin amounting to P708M.

4687547-typical-camiguin-road-0As of December 9, 2016, the agency was able to reach 97percent of its target or 67.34 percent actual accomplishment from the 68.80 percent completion targeted for the year.

Among the major infrastructure projects undertaken were the construction of eight (8) river control/drainage systems amounting to P190M, four of which are now completed while the remaining four is 95 percent near completion.

These include the constructions in Baylao, Maubog, Balbagon, San Roque, Aguran, Sagay, and Puti River control/drainage systems.

From the budget of the Department of Agriculture (DA), 11 farm-to-market road projects are also on the works with the cost of P28M.

Another is the construction and improvement of five multi-purpose buildings to include the Municipal Halls of Mambajao and Guinsiliban as well as in Magting, Pandan and Eulalio Pabillore public schools costing to about P25M, 4 of which were already completed.

Other projects included the repair and rehabilitation of Barangay Health Stations (BHS), roads, and rain water collection system, while the construction of school buildings is on top of the priority. (JCV/PIA 10)

Camiguin starts celebrating charter anniversary


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 4 (PIA) – Camiguin kicked-off its foundation anniversary with weeklong festivities to drum the celebration observed every 7th day of January.

Mural painting, arc and landmark design contests, distribution of slippers and other social services package highlight the first two days of the “Araw ng Camiguin” celebration.

Converting trash to treasure or “Trashure” is among the activities lined up for high school students, they will be visiting island’s sanitary landfill and discover innovative ways to help recycle trashes.

Other inter-school activities along with various inter-offices and barangay contests like landscaping, flower arrangement, marching band competition, and cooking contest among others fill up the week’s activities.

Local Triathlon and Fun Run are likewise organized for sports enthusiasts, while the d-day will be highlighted with the Governor’s State of the Province Address (SOPA) followed by “Pista sa Nayon” (village fiesta) themed lunch to celebrate the day as one community, one family.

The event will be capped with the search for Mr. & Ms. Teen Camiguin followed with a rave-foam party for everybody’s take.  (JCV/PIA-10)

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54M projects drawn from 2016 Camiguin dev’t fund


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, December 27 (PIA) – A total of 14 infrastructure projects amounting to P54M from the Provincial Development Fund here were reported completed and or nearing completion as the year closes.

The biggest chunk is poured on the construction of the Olympic size swimming pool at the Camiguin Sports Complex.

Various road projects were likewise covered under the fund, to include the concreting works in Baylao to Abu road, Orasan to Sorosoro road, Owakan to Luwan road and Tacangon to Punto road.

Other projects undertaken include the construction of Biocon and PAGCOR buildings, barangay basketball courts, warehouse and motor pool repair bays.

These projects were funded under the 20 percent development fund derived from the internal revenue allotment (IRA) of the province.

As mandated, project as these should cover only construction or rehabilitation of evacuation centers, portable water supply system, evacuation centers local roads or bridges, sanitary landfills, material recovery facility and public facilities such as multi-purpose halls; purchase or repair of area-wide calamity-related alarm or warning system and appropriate alarming-related rescue operations equipment; and purchase and development of land for relocation of victims of calamities, among others. (JCV/PIA 10)


LGU appeals cooperation from fish vendors, middle men


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, December 28 (PIA) – While finding effective ways to bring down the prices of fresh catch fish at the Mambajao Public Market, local officials are appealing for cooperation from stakeholders.

Soaring prices of meat, along with vegetables have been a growing concern here and the local government unit has been trying out measures to address the issue.

Mambajao Sangguniang Bayan member Norgene L. Ceniza expressed the intent of Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo to help out the vendors and the fisherfolk, but ultimately to bring relief to the consumers.

Ceniza said the chief executive is eyeing also on reducing the prices of agricultural produce but for now putting its priority in resolving the prices of fish meat at the local market here. (JCV/PIA 10)