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Archive for the ‘2011’ Category

New BPLO ready for taxpayers and entrepreneurs

A new Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) of the municipality was blessed last January 2, 2011 by Rev. Fr. Alberto Uy.

A mass was celebrated after the flag ceremony attended by Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla and LGU employees.


According to Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla, taxpayers will now have a comfortable place to transact business related to taxpaying and securing business permits and licenses. He said, “let us give taxpayers what is due them”.


The construction of the office at the side of the Municipal Hall started as soon as the mayor assumed office. HRMO and BPL Officer Ms. Efrena A. Buenafe enlightened the new mayor on the benefits to the taxpayer of having a separate office.


Whereas the conduct of the Business One Stop Shop was previously held at the Jagna Gymnasium, now a comfortable office was constructed solely for the purpose. With a television installed surely taxpayers will now be entertained as they wait for their turn.


In relation to the BPLO, the BOSS or Business One-Stop-Shop for fast and easy releasing of business permit and licenses is again in operation the whole month of January. Payment of real property taxes with a 20% discount will be given to taxpayers who pay their real estate taxes during the month of January is also a part of the annual BOSS.


Business permits and licenses will be issued at the new BPL Office. The BOSS has been an annual activity during January. It aims for a hassle-free transaction as all offices concerned in the issuance of a permit or a license are already organized in one area and according to the steps indicated in the process. No more going from office to office to get the required clearance for the issuance.


The flow of the BPLS is as follows: Secure business application form & comply pre-process requirements; File and submit application for new/renewal of business permit; One-time assessment of taxes, fees and charges; One-time payment of taxes, fees and charges; Submit documents & releasing of Mayor’s/Business Permit and MCH for motorela

Requirements are as follows: Barangay business clearance; Cedula; Fire safety inspection certificate; Vehicle inspection form; Contract of lease; Market Clearance; ISWM clearance; Association clearance; Documentary stamp; Health certificate, photocopy of DTI approved business name.


Blessing of the new BPL Office on January 2, 2011 with Rev. Fr. Alberto Uy officiating the mass.

Institutions unite to make Christmas festive for Jagnaanons

The Local Government Unit spearheaded the Light a Tree project to beautify the municipal plaza.


The project solicited from establishments within the town christmas lights to adorn the trees surrounding the plaza. Different establishments answered the call and decorated their trees according to their own specifications. Trees were named after the establishments sponsoring it.


The municipal plaza is now bright and festive. People young and old flock to the plaza each night as well as after the dawn masses.


The plaza became a bonding area for families and friends. It is a place where people can rejoice together to welcome the coming of Jesus.


It is a feat to the organizers headed by the office of Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla, the Municipal Engineering Office and all the offices supporting the project as it became a success and achieved its purpose of giving the Jagnaanons a place to stroll and enjoy the spirit of Christmas outside their homes.


Meanwhile, St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church headed by Rev. Fr. Alberto S. Uy is also having their own decorations and lightings around the church. It is a contest participated by the different church organizations in the town.


DRRM workshop held to high risk barangays

Sixteen identified high risk barangays of the town participated in a DRRM Planning Workshop last December 7-9 at the Capt. Gregorio “Goyo” Casenas Hall.


Implemented by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in coordination with the GIFT Project of the Bohol Integrated Development Foundation Inc. (BIDEF) the sixteen barangays called to participate were Can-uba, Ipil, Cantagay, Bunga Mar, Can-upao, Looc, Pagina, Poblacion, Pangdan, Nausok, Larapan, Tubod Mar, Naatang, Alejawan, Mayana and Laca. These barangays were identified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Mines and GeoSciences Bureau.


Objectives set for the planning workshop were: to consolidate the contingency plans of the BLGU as component of Comprehensive Municipal DRRM Plan; to conduct Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment (PCVA) for budget prioritization in the 70% of Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund; to consolidate the programs and projects of every department of the LGU related to DRR and allocate funds from LDRRM Fund; and to formulate the comprehensive DRRM Plan of the Municipality.


Participants were punong barangays and designated barangay DRRM Action Officers of the sixteen barangays and selected MDRRMC members.


The comprehensive planning and workshop lasted for three days. Topics discussed were Orientation on RA 10121, Understanding Hazards and DRRM Models; Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment; Presentation of Community Risk Assessment and its Local Risk Patterns; Review of MDRRMC structures; Review of PCVA and Contingency Plans of BLGUs; Workshop on Municipal DRRM Planning; and Legislation.


Forrester Antonio Balang, DRRM consultant was the speaker. Facilitators of the workshops were BIDEF’s Elrond Pido and Francis Batoy.

MHO conducts food handler’s seminar

The Municipal Health Office (MHO) headed by Dr. Arnold M. Cagulada conducted a short course for food handlers on December 12 at the Capt. Gregorio “Goyo” Casenas Hall located at the municipal building.


The course was attended by food handlers, food establishment operators/owners and street vendors operating within the municipality.


The MHO’s goal is to update the knowledge of these operators on proper food preparation, handling/serving, food protection and storage towards preventing the transmission of food borne diseases.


At the end of the course, the participants are expected to learn how to analyze working environment hazards; causes of food borne diseases; proper food preparation in connection with physical hygiene and sanitized utensils and cooking equipment.


Topics tackled were Role of Food Handlers in the Transmission of Food Borne Diseases with Dr. Arnold M. Cagulada; Food Sanitation (Food Safety, Food Preparation, Food Handling/Services, Food Protection, Food Storage) facilitated by Ma. Magdalena Collano, sanitary inspector of Loon; Sanitation Requirements in Operating Food Establishments, Sanitation Facilities Requirements (Requirements regarding Equipment & Utensils) and Legal Grounds for Revocation of Permit were facilitated by Mr. Rolando Obenza, sanitary inspector of Loon.


An open forum followed where the participants aired concerns and questions.

Public consultation on the Revised Revenue Code of Jagna conducted

On November 29, the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality conducted a Public Hearing/Consultation on the Revised Revenue Code of Jagna at the Capt. Gregorio “Goyo” Casenas Hall.

Invited were players in the economic sector.

SB Committee Chairperson on Good Governance Alberto Cabrestante, Jr. presented the rationale of the activity.

The Revenue Code of Jagna was last revised in the year 2003. The mandate of the government states that there shall be conducted a revision of the revenue code every five years. The Revenue Code of Jagna was due for revision only last 2008. With time constraint along the years the revision of the Revenue Code of the town was finally given preferential attention by the incumbent 7th Sangguniang Bayan headed by Vice Mayor Exuperio Lloren.

The precepts of the 2003 Revenue Code of the town were seen as archaic as rapid changes in the economic sector are seen through the years. Taxes levied are already outdated and does not anymore support the needs of the community especially the provision of service to the populace.

Majority of the players of the economic sector of the town of Jagna responded to the call of the Sangguniang Bayan. Presentations as to the sections revised in the Code were provided by the concerned office heads of the Local Government Unit as well as the honorable members of the 7th Sangguniang Bayan.

After all the presentations, an open forum was conducted with the attendees airing out their questions, clarifications and suggestions to the Code for resolution of the Sangguniang Bayan. 

The public hearing/consultation is a part of the process of the Revenue Code revision. It is in accordance to the mandate of transparency and good governance.

SK organizes basketball tourney

The Sangguniang Kabataan Federation is again organizing an Inter-High School Basketball Tournament 2011-2012. Opening was held last December 3 at the Jagna Gymnasium.

Participating schools are Calabacita National High School, San Miguel Academy, Lonoy Heroes National High School, Faraon National High School, Tubod Monte Integrated School, Colegio dela Medalla Milagrosa, Bohol Institute of Technology – IC and Central Visayan Institute Foundation.

This tournament is sponsored by the Local Government Unit of Jagna; SK Jagna; and Liga ng mga Barangay-Jagna.

The aim of the tournament is to keep the students busy through sports to keep them away from the influences of drug and liquor.

The SK Municipal Federation has been organizing activities the whole year round for the benefit of the youth of the town.

Rice sufficiency for Jagna

The Local Government Unit is implementing the Integrated Rice Technology Demonstration Project since the wet cropping season of 2009.

Now, there are already 55 hectares of rice area covered located in the barangays Lonoy, Cambugason, Calabacita, Buyog and the latest is at Sitio Siling in Balili.

The frontline office in this project implementation is the Municipal Agriculture Office. They are supervising the project as well as served as facilitators during the conducted farmer-classes for this demonstration project.

Last November 25, the Integrated Rice Technology Demonstration Project conducted its harvest festival of the hybrid rice which ended the Farmers Field School and made the farmer-graduates certified hybrid rice growers.

The varieties of hybrid rice implemented were Bigante, SL 8H and Mestiso 23. Supervising technicians were Cecile Opada and Melyndre Galve.

There were 42 graduates and the graduation was held at Sitio Siling. A field tour was conducted. The field tour aimed at showcasing the new rice technologies implemented.

Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla, in his message, thanked the farmers for accepting the technology and actively participating in the farmers field school. He said that they should continue having an open mind in the projects and efforts of the government that will help in improving the quality of yield as well as increase the yield per hectare. The improvement in the quantity and the quality of the yield will greatly help in alleviating poverty. In this project, Jagna will not be far away from achieving self-sufficiency in rice.

Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla harvesting the first crop of rice from the farmers' field school.Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla with Ms. Cecile Opada, rice technician and students of the farmers field school after harvesting.

MAO organizes Jagna seed growers association

The Municipal Agriculture Office facilitated the meeting of all presidents of irrigator associations last November 15 held at the Capt. Goyo Casenas Hall.

This move is in line with the national government’s effort to enhance the productivity of the agricultural sector towards Self-Sufficiency by providing technologies and improved rice seeds to produce Certified Rice Seeds for the barter system program to farmers within Jagna.

A technical briefing was conducted to capacitate the farmers on new rice technologies that are guaranteed to improve rice production.

During the briefing, each farmer-producer identified will be given two kilograms of registered rice seeds to be planted this dry cropping season of 2011-2012. Upon harvest, these seed producers will barter the harvested certified rice seeds to the rice farmers of Jagna in a scheme of 1:15. For every certified rice seeds produced by the farmer-producers they will give 11.5 kilos of good seeds as barter.

A Memorandum of Agreement will be drafted to be signed by the Department of Agriculture, LGU Jagna and Irrigator’s Association.

After the technical briefing, the organization of these farmer-leaders into the Jagna Rice Seed Producers Association as well as election of association officers followed.

The Jagna Rice Seed Producers Association Officers are the following: Guillermo Aviles, president; Domingo Lasdoce, vice-president; Ludina Casenas, Secretary; Daniel Lusica, treasurer; Floro Lacre, auditor. The Board of Directors are: Medelino Acedo, Loreto Tadem, Teodoro Pagar, Jovito Tadle, Claudio Sajulga, Jaime Pajo, Quirino Ladaran, Cirilo Acala and Leo Ampo.

Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla in his message to the participant said he is fully supporting this program.

New talent show in Jagna presents winners

ABILIDAD KO, MAKIT-AN MO, a new talent show of the town of Jagna held its grand finals last Saturday, November 12 at the Jagna Gymnasium. This was preceded by a series of contests participated by talented youths of Jagna and the neighboring towns. The show staged two semi-final rounds with three categories – elementary, high school and college/OSY.

There were 26 grand finalists. Winners were selected per category.

Winners for the elementary category are: Rheannie Sangria, 1st place; Franchessca Gallardo, 2nd ; and John Bon Erexon Pantonnial, 3rd.

High school category winners are: Trishia Pimentel, 1st place; Johnvic Hingpit and Alexa Jandayan (dancesports), 2nd place; and Heidi Ann Marzon and Bryan Mongaya tied for the 3rd place.

 For the college/OSY category, Ruby Ann Virtudazo grabbed the 1st place; Paloma & Feona (Interpretative Song Drama) and Rishel Disierdo tied for the second place; and Eric Suazo place third.

The board of Judges for the grand finals were Mrs. Juliana Morales, Mrs. Luz Ranara, Mrs. Rowena Barnaja, Mr. Wen Bertumen and Mr. Merlino Acebes.

ABILIDAD KO, MAKIT-AN MO is the talent show who brought to the town Jovit Baldivino of the PILIPINAS GOT TALENT show of ABS-CBN for a concert on November 10 at the Jagna Gym.

ABILIDAD KO, MAKIT-AN MO organizers are Mrs. Elena Aclan and Mrs. Luz Ranara.

Realising DReAMS project partners visit Jagna

From L to R: Realising DReAMS Project Manager Dr. Nestor M. Pestelos; Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla; Mr. Ingvar Johnsson and Anders Lundgren of Vaxjo, Sweden during their field visit to the town of Jagna last November 9. Jagna is one of the pilot municipalities in Bohol of the Realising DReAMS Project. They visited the water source of the town located in Lonoy and the reservoir located in Cabungaan. The DReAMS Project is providing technical assistance to the town specifically on tools for the identification of poverty indicators and targeting in poverty alleviation programs. (Foto Lyndon John Cuarteros)

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