The calamay is considered as a century old product.
It is a rice cake made from glutinous rice and calamay-making is one of the oldest women-led cottage industries in Jagna. In the 1980s, the Jagna Calamay Makers and Vendors Association (JACAMAVEA) was established. Calamay-making remained a homebased business for most Jagna-anon women to enable them to attend to their domestic responsibilities. It is seen as a way of life and not as a viable enterprise sector to be developed. Hence, when initial attempts were made by the local government to improve calamay-making, these were not readily welcomed by producers and vendors.
Jagna used to have about 200 calamay producers, commonly known as calamaderas, from bara ngays of Can-upao, Looc, Pagina, Bunga Ilaya a nd Canjulao. In recent years, calamayproducers, however, diminished in number, with only close to a hundred remaining. Vendors are usually stationed at the port area, to sell to arriving passengers from Visayas and Mindanao.
The art of producing calamay was introduced by Fr. Mariano Gutierrez de los Dolores, OAR, an Augustinian Recollect who was then Jagna Parish Priest for 34 long years (1821-1855). Calamay was just a product of the intelligent and creative mind of Fr. Gutierrez who was actually a scientist and naturalist. The said home-made industry was handed down from generation to generation. It was among the major economic activities of the inhabitants during the period. Before the outbreak of WW II the calamay found its way to other parts of the country particularly Visayas and Mindanao.
The new improved calamay (sticky sweet delicacy) from Jagna is processed thru a modernized but eco-friendly technology to extend its shelf-life. Continuous research & development is being made to further enhance and develop the product for export market.
The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Jagna is certified ISO 14001: 2004 by the certification body Technischer Uberwachungs Vereine Suddeutchland (TUV SUD) Asia Pacific Group. It means that LGU Jagna fulfilled the requirements for an Environmental Management System that provides practical tools for the LGU to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance. Using ISO 14001:2004, the LGU can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.
The benefits of using ISO 14001:2004 can include:
- Reduced cost of waste management
- Savings in consumption of energy and materials
- Lower distribution costs
- Improved LGU image among regulators, customers and the public
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The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.
This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.
Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012
The Local Government Unit of Jagna is recognized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as Regional Winner of 2012 Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award conferred by the DILG to deserving local government units for reasons of exemplary performance in administrative governance, social, economic and environmental governance based on the result of the Local Government Performance Monitoring System (LGPMS). The LGU received plaque and One Million Pesos (Php 1,000,000.00) incentive awards and qualifies to represent the region in the National Gawad Pamana ng Lahi municipal category. The LGU Jagna ranks 2nd Place in the National GPL Awards after LGU Carmona, Carmona, Cavite as adjudged grand winner of the municipal category.
The Local Government Code of 1991 states that “it is the duty of the municipal government to adopt measures to protect the inhabitants of the municipality from the harmful effects of man-made and natural disasters or calamities and to provide relief services and assistance for victims during and in the aftermath of the said disasters and calamities.” In view of this mandates, the Local Government Unit created its Jagna Emergency Medical and Rescue Unit or popularly known as “JEMRU” It is the municipal emergency rescue unit to immediately respond to emergencies, disasters, and accidents that is composed of health care, fire station personnel, Trained Paramedics and volunteers that serve as an excellent model of effective community resource mobilization that provides quality and appropriate emergency response/pre-hospital care from first-aid to transporting victims, in order to alleviate human suffering and save lives. JEMRU is supported by Local Government Unit of Jagna under the supervision of Municipal Disaster Risk reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC). The purpose of the unit is to provide emergency response, has itself been plagued with events that at time, require emergency assistance.
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Poblacion, Jagna, 6308 Bohol Philippines
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