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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.