MDRRMC prepares for TS Basyang

The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council convened at 2:30 PM on January 31, 2014 in preparation for TS “BASYANG”. Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla ordered the 33 Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (BDRRM) Officers to keep watch all the rivers and creeks for possible overflowing with the onslaught of rain brought about by “BASYANG”.


Preparedness measures conducted on January 31 were “rekoreda” by the Jagna Emergency Medical Rescue Unit (JEMRU) in the coastal barangays and in mountainous barangays in danger of landslides; public awareness activities by the Communication and Warning Committee thru plugging in the three radio stations (DYJP, Radyo Natin, Radyo Jagna), text brigade, Facebook postings; activate search and rescue team, pre-emptive evacuation and transportation and security and safety.

The MDRRMC has identified evacuation centers in the higher parts of the town to prepare for any eventuality. The MDRRMC is closely monitoring “BASYANG” and is ready to activate the command center when the need arises.

Nutrition evaluation visits barangays

The Municipality of Jagna, a consistent awardee in the area of nutrition, will once again conduct a municipal-wide nutrition evaluation starting February 3, 2014 up to March 6, 2014.

Spearheaded by the Municipal Nutrition Office, the nutrition monitoring and evaluation covers the 33 barangays and 22 public elementary schools.

The nutrition monitoring and evaluation will include barangay nutrition scholars (BNS), barangay nutrition council (BNC) garden, purok centers, day care workers (DCW) and DepEd gardens (Gulayan sa Paaralan).

The team headed by Municipal Nutrition Action Officer (MNAO) Anita G. Ocmeja includes MSWDO Marcionila E. Reyes to evaluate the day care workers; MLGOO Engr. Judy Grace Dominguez, Municipal Librarian Mr. Catalino Berro, Municipal Tourism Officer Ms. Elizabeth O. Balaba, High Value Commercial Crop Development Program (HVCCDP) coordinator Amelia Virtudazo, Sanitary Inspector Jocelyn V. Maluenda, Municipal Nutrition Program Coordinator Elizabeth Sajulga, SFO2 Lorenzo Aceron and MDRRMC Action Officer Adonis John Cagas.

Feed backing of findings is done right after the evaluation so the Council may be given an idea of what to improve in their specific barangays.

BOSS starts business on January 6

he Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) of the Municipality of Jagna started serving the constituency who are renewing their business permits and licenses on January 6, 2013 at the BPLO Office, ground floor of the municipal building.

The BPLO adheres to the Business Permits and Licensing System Standards using only 1 unified form; 5 steps in processing; 5 signatories and 30 minutes processing time for New Business Permit applications. For Business Permit Renewal actual statistics state the use of one unified form; 1 step; 2 signatories and 15 minutes of processing time. This is for applications that have complete requirements.

Pre-processing requirements include barangay clearance, barangay business clearance, cedula, Fire Safety Inspection Certificate, Health certificate, Vehicle Inspection, Contract of Lease (market bldg. occupants), Market Clearance (market bldg. occupants), solid waste clearance, association clearance, documentary stamp, sketch map (new business) and 1×1 picture).

Steps to be accomplished are step 1: submission of all pre-requirements; step 2: submission of all requirements together with fill-out business forms; step 3: submission of all documents from step 2 for verification by the BPLS inspection team; step 4: payment of fees and taxes at cashier; step 5: submission of all documents from steps 1-4 for releasing of business permit.

The team headed by Mrs. Efrena Buenafe starts processing requirements at 8:00 in the morning and ends at 5:00 PM.

Processing of permits and licenses without penalty will be until January 20. After January 20, corresponding penalty will be applied. The BOSS will only be in operation until January 31.

Snowdrop awards winners of lantern competition

Snowdrop Travel and Tour owned by Mr. Paul Richard Webb and managed by Mrs. Maria Mignon A. Webb, announce on January 3, 2013 the winners of the 2nd Snowdrop Lantern Competition.

The 2nd Snow Drop Lantern Competition announcement of winners was done by no other than Mr. Paul Richard and Mrs. Maria Mignon Aseniero-Webb during the “Jagna Musicians’ New Year’s Party at the Park” held last January 3 at the Jagna Municipal Plaza. This event was organized by Snowdrop Travel and Tours and the Local Government Unit of Jagna.

Bagging the first prize is Mr. Alexander Escranda of Guinsularan, Duero while the second prize went to Clint Angelo Abrau from Jagna. Third prize was bagged by the entry from Faraon National High School. The prices were Php5,000, Php3,000 and Php2,000 respectively. Consolation prizes of Php500 each were given to non winning entries. Judges of the competition were Msgr. Alberto S. Uy, Engr. Adrian Bertumen, Engr. Josefina S. Ranoa, Vice Mayor Bonifacio J. Virtudes, Jr., Engr. Gerry V. Araneta, and Mr. Maiko A. Aleman.

Musicians jam to welcome 2014

With much anticipation, the New Year’s event co-organized by the Local Government Unit of Jagna and Snowdrop Travel and Tour dubbed Jagna Musicians’ New Year’s Party at the Park pushed thru on January 3, 2014 held at the Jagna Municipal Plaza in Poblacion, Jagna. Supposedly a musical party to welcome the first day of the New Year, it was cancelled due to inclement weather.

The Jagna Musicians’ New Year’s Party at the Park is the culmination of the Yuletide Tri-Night Festival sponsored by Snowdrop Travel and Tour and Jagna Christmas Night Bazaar organized by the Local Government Unit.

The concept of the Tri-Night Festival was arrived at as a showcase of the 2nd Snowdrop Travel and Tour Lantern Competition sponsored by the couple Mr. Paul Richard and Mrs. Maria Mignon Aseniero-Webb, owners of Snowdrop Travel and Tour. The Tri-Night Festival aimed at giving entertainment to the Jagnaanons for them to have a place and time to relax and enjoy the Christmas season. It was also an avenue to reinforce family bonding and rekindle friendships.

The January 3 event, Jagna Musicians’ New Year’s Party at the Park is a musical extravaganza showing of the talents of the Jagnaanons. It gathered all bands and talented singers and dancers in one place, a first time in the history of the town. A long list of bands and talents comprised the programme of the night hosted by Mr. Merlino G. Acebes. Old bands and new bands of the old and young played and sang songs that kept the audience partying until the wee hours of the morning of January 4.

A brief introduction and presentation of the officers of the organization of Jagna musicians was made by Atty. Fortunato R. Abrenilla and was prayed over for sustainability by the parish priest Msgr. Alberto S. Uy.

The musical groups who participated were Tres Miguellan Drum Corps, Jagna United Band, Nukos Puti Band, Aurora Band, Lagkaw Sounds Band, Riverside Band, Blue Dream Band, Night Blues Band, The Gentlemen of Cantagay, The One, The Arc Sign Band and Noah’s Arc Band.

Singers who serenaded the audience were Mr. Jun-Jun and Mrs. Marishell Gulle, Mr. Junnel Cadua, Mr. Sammy Salinas, Mr. Edvie Lucero, Mr. Marius Ranque, Ms. Maegan Elaba, Mr. Magno Bergantin, Mr. Alex Tadem, Mr. Junjie Cris Corpin, Mr. Tarko Edulan, Mr. Artemio Cadelina, Mr. Peter Acha. Three girls belonging to the Daguplo family, Marjie, Nina Flor and Mary Rose played the violin and organ.

Young students of the Jagna Ballet Center danced for the audience. Ms. Mera Merced showed her talent in interpretative dancing. The students of Tubod Monte Integrated School and the Dynamic Dance Crew gyrated to modern dance music.

Anaztasy Pro-Rap showcased their talent in rap and beatbox.

The program was long but the audience remained waiting for the presentation of their friends and family.

Jagna observes Rizal Day in Run for Leyte event

On December 30 is the 117th observance of the nationalism and martyrdom of our national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. This year’s theme of the celebration is “Rizalismo: Sandigan ng Kaunlaran, Pagkakaisa at Kapayapaan”.

The Local Government Unit of Jagna in celebration of Rizal’s nationalism and martyrdom and in the spirit of Pagkakaisa will hold a “Run for a Cause: Run for Leyte” on December 30 at 7:00AM instead of holding a regular program. This celebration is aimed to arouse the nationalistic fervor of the people as well as be one with the victims of the recent calamities through a collective fund-raising to aid them in rebuilding.

Wreath-laying at the monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal in Jagna will be done prior to the main event. Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla will lead the wreath-laying to be followed by Vice Mayor Bonifacio J. Virtudes, Jr. and members of the 8th Sangguniang Bayan.

At 7:30, Run for a Cause: Run for Leyte will commence. The assembly area is at the Rizal Park and the runners/joggers will traverse through barangay roads completing a 3- kilometer plus route going back to the Rizal Park.

A registration of ten pesos per regular employee will go to the victims of ST Yolanda in Leyte through the parish.

Invited to celebrate the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal are national government agencies, provincial agencies and local businesses.