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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)


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)


Mushroom production eyed in Mambajao

Mushroom production eyed in Mambajao

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 28 (PIA) — Local agriculturists and farmers alike, recently undergone a 3-day mushroom culture production training to provide appropriate technology and be able to counter the demand in the local market soon.

The activity was initiated by the local government unit of Mambajao in hope to provide additional agri-livelihood that will augment the income of the farmers.

Agriculturist Peter Eñola said mushroom is ideal because it can be grown commercially or in small-scale using cheap materials and agricultural waste.

“Mushroom is one of the most delicate plant to grow, and securing spawns here in the island is a challenge that we are also facing, that is why part of the training was also teaching participants how to propagate the mushrooms,” Eñola added.

Mushroom culture in the province is still on its early phase, some farmers have successfully produced, but still small scale, and this technology transfer is hoped to perk up the industry. (JCV/PIA -10)


DTI-Camiguin, chamber spearhead business consultative confab

DTI-Camiguin, chamber spearhead business consultative confab

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, January 29 (PIA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office, in partnership with the Camiguin Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (CCCI).,  has spearheaded a Consultative Meeting with the Poblacion Barangay Council of Mambajao and the local business sectors  on 20 January 2016, at the height of the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) registrations.

The Consultative Meeting was aimed at being the right forum for data gathering and clarification from the Poblacion Barangay Council Officers regarding the implementation of an ordinance, specifically Barangay Ordinance No. 2014-01 increasing the Barangay Business Clearance Permit, approved from the barangay level on July 21, 2014 and further approved by the Sangguniang Bayan of Mambajao on January 19, 2015.

The business community requested for a possible refinement and amendment of the ordinance.  Majority of its members,  led by the CCCI President Nelpher Catacutan said they had a vague understanding in  the implementation of the ordinance as the fees were allegedly deemed excessive,  hastily implemented, not well disseminated  and are yet to be standardized.

Punong barangay Rodin Modina Romualdo represented the Poblacion Barangay Council and properly explained how the ordinance has been formulated in the purpose on increasing local revenues and taxes and in an appropriate manner been expressing his openness for an open dialogue regarding this issue.

The two parties made agreements where Punong Barangay Romualdo assured the members of the CCCI and the whole business community that by first week February 2016, the Barangay Council of Poblacion Mambajao will convene inviting representatives CCCI, Mambajao Business Community, DTI, and other interested parties to discuss the possibility of amending the imposed Barangay Business Clearance Fees, improved the crafting of the Barangay Ordinance, and make recommendations to the council to improve and enhance the relationship between the business community and the Barangay Council.

Next steps include a tax mapping activity to be organized by the Barangay Council after the close of the renewal time of securing business licensing permits to validate the capitalization indicated by the businessmen at their application forms.

The CCCI is a business advocate of private sector concerns, economic counselor, trade facilitator, government relations officer, liaison to the public sector, investment promoter and, most importantly, a partner in local economic development, among others.

The DTI acts as a secretariat and advocacy partner of the CCCI, whose principal function was to promote and enhance the growth of the existing and thriving industries in the country and a partner in local development.

Under the Local Government Code of the Philippines, the LGUs have common revenue raising powers like the barangay clearance,  which is one of the requirements for any municipality to issue permits and licenses for business activities and for such clearance, the sangguniang barangay may impose a reasonable fee. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, Camiguin PIA-iNet)

Camiguin Revs Up Sports Tourism Activities

Camiguin Revs Up Sports Tourism Activities

Eyeing to become one of the country’s top sports tourism destination, the local government of Camiguin is spearheading various activities to invite sports enthusiasts as well as boosts locals interest in sports.

Just recently, Mambajao concluded its first super sprint triathlon, swimming, biking, and athletic competition which highlighted the town’s 160th foundation day celebration.

The super sprint triathlon covers a 300-meter distance swim, 10-kilometer bike, and 3-kilometer run.

Gilbert Grado, municipal sports coordinator, said this is just preparatory to the “Hibok-hibok Triathlon” a province wide competition, set every 15th of May.

Hibok-hibok Triathlon is now on its second year and is open to athletes from other cities and provinces.

It’s a 1.5 kilometer swim race that starts from white island, another 45 kilometers bike ride, and 15 kilometers run.

“This year’s winner was from Bukidnon province, and we also have participants from Cagayan de Oro City, Surigao, Butuan, Cebu, and Davao,” Grado said.

Mambajao is set to hold on September 6, 2015 another sprint triathlon race open only for Camiguinon’s in hope to develop champions from local talents.

Grado said they will still welcome interested players from other places to join this race but as non-winning entries.

“Players for September will be up for a 750-meter swim, 20km bike,  and 5km run, a good preparation for the 3rd Hibok-Hibok race next year,” he said.

Other big sports event here at par with the Hibok-Hibok Triathlon is the Ultra Marathon Race held every palm Sunday, a 64-km run around the island province. (JCValcorza/PIA10)

Mambajao is the country’s most competitive municipality

Mambajao is the country’s most competitive municipality

MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, July 20 (PIA) – The Municipality of Mambajao in the province of Camiguin is declared National Champion for the 2015 Most Competitive Municipality in the 3rd– 6th class category  during  the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) Summit ,  held at the Phil. International Convention Center (PICC), Manila, Philippines, July 16, 2015.

The summit, which emphasized the importance of local competitiveness as the foundation of national competitiveness, gathered over 1000 delegates of Local Chief Executives, leaders from both the private and public sectors, and delegates from across the country to witness the announcement of the Most Competitive Cities, Municipalities, and Provinces in the 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit..

The awards were conferred and presented by prominent leaders from different sectors, which further underscored the value of the recognition.

The victory was not that all, among the 978 municipalities which participated in the ranking, Mambajao emerged with the most number of recognitions with three: 2nd under the Economic Dynamism Pillar, 2nd in the Government Efficiency Pillar, and 1st in Overall Competitiveness.


The highest award of this competition is a marked improvement over the town’s first rankings in the 2013 Overall Competitiveness Rankings where it ranked 24th among the 163 participating municipalities and even then, Mambajao already placed 4th in infrastructure with municipalities ranked under a single category.

With Mambajao as the forefront national winner, the province Camiguin also is one of Top 10 Most Competitive Provinces in the country.

This year, NCC introduced a new method to rank the qualified provinces for thecompetitive index and based on the rankings, Camiguin is faring high and evenbetter than the other bigger provinces and the only small island province that made it to the top 10.

The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) is a program which encourages Local Government Units (LGUs) to gather and voluntarily submit data which are used to measure their performance on three pillars anchored on globalcompetitiveness.

This program is conducted by the NCC, aligned with the goal to improve the country’s overall competitiveness, through collaborative efforts between the national and local government agencies, and the public and private sectors.

The standard indicators will also motivate LGUs to develop, maintain and manage their databases to help them assess local competitiveness as well as the business environment and can be used as basis of reforms.

The NCC was formed in October 2006 as a Public-Private Task Force on Philippine Competitiveness chaired by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary in the public sector and presently co-chaired by the EVP and COO of the Ayala Foundation, Mr Guillermo Luz representing the private sector by virtue of Presidential Executive Order  (EO) No. 571 to address the improvement of the country’s competitiveness vis-à-vis the ASEAN cities.

The economic dynamism of Mambajao in tourism development with all the support services, the government efficiency of the Local Government of Mambajao as well as the relevant national agencies and with the infrastructure being in place were contributory factors that made Mambajao worthy of this very well-deserved recognition.(Zita Maestrado-Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIACam-Inet))


DTI launches Camiguin’s first Negosyo Center

DTI launches Camiguin’s first Negosyo Center

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, July 6 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) has conducted 12 trainings for the 1st semester (January to June 2015) as covered in the DTI-Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) synchronization plan.

The training program implemented six basic and upgrading technology/skills trainings, three entrepreneurial development trainings and three productivity enhancement trainings that benefitted 113 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) coming from five Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) in the whole province of Camiguin.

One of the techno/skills trainings conducted are on bamboo processing and the ARC beneficiaries of these training include the Quiboro Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) in the municipality of Mambajao for bamboo fans making, San Miguel MPC in the municipality of Mahinog for sawali or amakan making and 2 in the municipality of Sagay which are the Cuña MPC and Bacnit MPC both for sawali/amakan making.

Still alongside with the DAR Provincial Office, DTI-Camiguin also conducted a series of Entrepreneurial Development (EDT) and Productivity Enhancement Trainings to the ARBs benefitted of the techno trainings.

The EDT meant to utilize the newly acquired skills in making Bamboo Amakan into possible individual business and also to enhance their potentials as leaders, as well as to orient the core values that a successful entrepreneur must have.

The Productivity training like the 5s of Good Housekeeping aims to provide the necessary skills, knowledge and a systematized approach to organized work areas, keep rules and standards and maintain the discipline needed to do a good job for the business.

The DTI-DAR synchronization work plan is a convergence program of the national government that implements programs and projects in the forms of trainings, service facilities and technical assistance to ARBs and ARCs. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA-Cam Inet)


DTI to launch ‘Negosyo Center’ in Camiguin

DTI to launch ‘Negosyo Center’ in Camiguin

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 29 (PIA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office will launch a ‘Negosyo Center’ at the New Mambajao Municipal Hall on 06 July 2015.

The launching activity highlights the celebration of the 160th Foundation Day of the Municipality of Mambajao.

Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo and Congressman of the Lone District of Camiguin Xavier Jesus Romualdo will withness the launching, while Mambajao Mayor Maria Luisa Romualdo will declare the Center ‘business ongoing’.

This is the first Negosyo Center to be established in the province.

Negosyo Centers are established in all provinces, cities and municipalities to promote ease of doing business and facilitate access to services for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in accordance to Republic Act No. 10644, also known as the “Go Negosyo Act.”

The Go Negosyo Act aims to promote job generation and inclusive growth through the development of MSMEs, and stipulates for the establishment of Negosyo Centers.

Moreover, the Act aims reduce poverty by encouraging the establishment of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) that facilitate local job creation, production, and trade in the country.

Every Negosyo Center established will facilitate and expedite the business application process of MSMEs in coordination with the local governments and other concerned agencies and will provide assistance to MSMEs in the availment of technology transfer, production, and management training programs and marketing assistance of the DTI and other government agencies.

A unified and simplified business registration form that contain all necessary information for the business application process of MSMEs will be made available in all Negosyo Centers.

Under the law, DTI through the Negosyo Centers will have sole power to issue the certificate of authority for the barangay micro business enterprises to avail of the benefits provided by Republic Act 9178, the Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs) Act of 2002.

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council, through the DTI regional and provincial offices, will assign personnel and supervise the operations of the Negosyo Centers.

The Municipal Government of Mambajao has continually improve its enabling environment to foster MSME development by way of making reforms in their business permits and licensing system through an efficient Business Permit Licensing System (BPLS) with the goals to increase the number of registered businesses, creation of employment in the locality, a much friendlier front line service personnel and an encouraging show of confidence from the business owners and investors on LGU services. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA-CamiguinINet)

DTI, local govt to launch New Negosyo Center in Camiguin


negosyo_centerMAMBAJAO, Camiguin, March 3 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office, in partnership with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Mambajao is set to establish a “Negosyo Center” in the province this coming June 2015.

The Local Government Unit of Mambajao has already agreed to accommodate the establishment of a Negosyo Center in the province of Camiguin.

Construction and renovation of the office space and a training center component of the Negosyo Center are identified to be housed at the new municipal building of LGU Mambajao which will start very soon.

Launching and start of operation of the Negosyo Center is targeted on the last week of June 2015.

This is the first Negosyo Center to be established in the province.

Republic Act 10644 otherwise known as “Go Negosyo Act”, seeks to establish Negosyo Centers in all provinces, cities and municipalities nationwide through public-private partnership.

Negosyo Center is a one-stop-shop that promotes ease of doing business and facilitates access to services for the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) within its jurisdiction. It is proactive, client friendly, and more services made available to MSMEs.

The Go Negosyo Centers would have the following functions: business registration assistance, business advisory services, business information and advocacy and monitoring and evaluation of business processes for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

The facilities would be linked to the Philippine Business Registry System (PBRS) to make it easier and faster for entrepreneurs to start and register their businesses at the local level.

The PBRS is a government project that integrates the services of all agencies involved in business registration, such as the DTI, Securities and Exchange Commission, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Social Security System, Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG), Philippine Health Insurance Corp., and other permit and license-issuing agencies to facilitate registration.

Aside from making business registration easier, the Go Negosyo Centers would provide other services to MSMEs such as technology transfer, production and management training programs as well as marketing assistance from the DTI, Department of Science and Technology, University of the Philippines – Institute for Small-Scale Industries, Cooperative Development Authority, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and other agencies concerned.

The Go Negosyo Centers are expected to promote and support the growth of MSMEs.

The DTI is pushing for the development of MSMEs as these businesses are seen to contribute to the country’s economic growth.

Out of the country’s total registered businesses, the bulk or more than 90 percent are MSMEs.

The Municipal Government of Mambajao has continually improve its enabling environment to foster MSME development by way of making reforms in their business permits and licensing system through an efficient Business Permit Licensing System (BPLS) with the goals to increase the number of registered businesses, creation of employment in the locality, a much friendlier front line service personnel and an encouraging show of confidence from the business owners and investors on LGU services. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA-Camiguin INet)

Mambajao reports high civil registry turn over


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 28 (PIA) – The local civil registry here reports an increase in documents submitted for registration following the conduct of various programs and activities designed to reach its clients down to the barangays.Image

In efforts to encourage more constituents to register, the local government brings it civil registry services at their doors through the conduct of mobile registration which brings an 11.52 percent increase last year for birth certificates alone.

Among the target clients for the mobile registration are the senior citizens and person with disabilities (PWDs).

Municipal Civil Registrar Officer, Editha B. Moosreiner said most of the services extended are birth certificate reconstruction through late registration for documents destroyed during Japanese occupation, volcanic eruptions and destruction by termites.

The latest available data/documents for birth certificate are those born in the year 1954 to date.

Other civil registrar issuances include marriage certificate, death certificate, marriage license, certificate of foreign national pensioner and other related certification requests.

Other initiatives include the Kasalan ng Bayan (mass wedding) and the handog regalo/pamasko sa mga bagong kasal (gift giving to newlyweds). (Ma. Leona Felice Echeveria/JCV/PIA10)