LGU strengthens partnership with citizens in environmental conservation

LGU strengthens partnership with citizens in environmental conservation

JAGNA – The Honorable Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla signed on January 25, 2016 Executive Order No. 004-2016 “AN ORDER RECONSTITUTING THE NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION COUNCIL (NECC) IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF JAGNA, BOHOL TO ACT AS GUARDIANS OF THE ENVIRONMENT/MOTHER NATURE AND DEFINING THEIR FUNCTIONS THEREOF”.

The Executive Order is anchored on Section 16, Article II of the 1987 Constitution which provides that the State shall “protect and advance the right of the Filipino people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature”; Local Government Code provision stating that it is the duty of the LGU to protect and co-manage the environment and enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology; RA 3571 which prohibits the cutting, destroying or injuring of planted or growing trees, flowering plants and shrubs or plants of scenic value along public roads, in plazas, parks, school premises or in any other public ground.

In order to promote and conserve the beauty of objects of scenic and ornamental value along public places and help preserve cool, fresh and healthful climate necessitates the creation of a council that will carry out effectively such role and responsibility.

The composition of the council includes LGU officials and employees and environment advocates that have understood their functions as officers and members.

The NECC has conducted mangrove planting in Can-upao and Banyan Tree planting in Tubod Monte Integrated School as part of its initial projects. Launching will be held in Can-upao on March 4, 2016 in the morning.NECC

Jagna concretizes no plastic policy in commercial establishments

Jagna concretizes no plastic policy in commercial establishments

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The Municipality of Jagna thru the 8th Sangguniang Bayan has crafted and adopted Municipal Ordinance No. 09-12-2015 “AN ORDINANCE REGULATING ALL COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS FROM USING PLASTIC/CELLOPHANE MATERIALSUTILIZED AS BAGS/CONTAINERS FOR ALL COMMERCIAL GOODS INCLUDING PERISHABLE COMMODITIES AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF”. The ordinance sponsored by Hon. Rodrigo B. Lloren was approved by the Local Chief Executive on December 11, 2015.

The ordinance anchored on Article II, Section 6 of the Philippine Constitution provision “that the State shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature”; Section 3 (1) of RA 7160 (Local Government Code) provision “that Local Government Units shall share with the national government the responsibility in the management and maintenance of ecological balance within their territorial jurisdiction.

The Technical Working Group (TWG) and Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Board of the municipality conducted the 2015 Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS). The study reveals that despite serious efforts to segregate existing solid waste, plastics and other similar materials it remains to be a problem in the management of wastes generated. The WACS presented that the total waste generated per day in kilograms is at 12,214.93 from all sources – biodegradable, recyclable, potential diversion from residual, for disposal and special waste.

A huge problem the municipality is currently facing is the lack of a disposal facility for the wastes generated. Thus, efforts are being made by the Local Government Unit to reduce if not totally eliminate the use of plastic bags as commercial containers and replace it with alternative receptacles such as woven bags, cloth bags, paper bags and other similar materials. This ordinance firmly encourages the “Bring Your Own Bayong” move of the LGU.

General Provisions of the Ordinance have the following sections: (1) Title; (2) Definition of Terms (cloth bag, dry goods, dry market, plastic bags, Styrofoam, plastic wastes, wet goods, wet market, woven bags, primary packaging materials. Prohibition/Regulation includes the following sections: (3) Plastic Bags; (4) Regulating the Use of Plastic Bags on Wet Goods; (5) The Use of Styrofoam; (6) Selling of Plastic Bags; (7) Plastic Wastes not to be collected. Monitoring Department contains Section (8) Monitoring; Implementing of Rules and Regulations has Section 9. Implementing. Information Education Campaign provision is in Sections 10; while Penal Provision is in Section 11.

The Executive Department shall craft and provide the necessary rules and regulations for the proper and effective implementation of the ordinance. The implementation of the ordinance shall be strictly observed every Wednesday for a period of six months after which is a total observance of the provision.

Jagna bagged 3 DILG 7 regional awards

Jagna bagged 3 DILG 7 regional awards

The Municipality of Jagna grabbed 3 regional awards in the recently held DILG-7 2015 Year-end Evaluation and Awarding Ceremonies for Local Legislative Award, Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Award and TOBOY at the DepEd Ecotech  Center in Cebu City last December 17, 2015.

The working 8th Sangguniang Bayan took home the Regional Local Legislative Awards (LLA) after receiving its Provincial Local Legislative Award in the first week of December.

The 8th Sangguniang Bayan with Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla during the awarding ceremonies with DILG Region 7 executives and Provincial DILG.

The 8th Sangguniang Bayan with Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla during the awarding ceremonies with DILG Region 7 executives, Provincial DILG and SB staff (foto by Judy Grace Dominguez).

The Regional Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Awards (LTIA) 2015 for 1st to 3rd class municipalities was grabbed by the Lupong Tagapamayapa of Can-upao, Jagna. The Lupong Tagapamayapa of Barangay Can-upao was also the winner in the recently – held awarding ceremonies in Bohol which qualified them to be the provincial bet to the regional search for the LTIA 2015.

Barangay Officials and members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa of barangay Can-upao with municipal officials and DILG executives.

Barangay Officials and members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa of barangay Can-upao with municipal officials and DILG executives.

Another Jagnaanon, Ms. Helencita Galbo, after winning the Provincial TOBOY  again won as The Outstanding Barangay Official of The Year (TOBOY) 2015 Barangay Secretary Category in the whole Region 7. She is the Barangay Secretary of Balili, Jagna , Bohol.

Ms. Helencita Galbo with DILG 7 executives and Engr. Judy Grace Dominguez, Jagna MLGOO.

Ms. Helencita Galbo with DILG 7 executives and Engr. Judy Grace Dominguez, Jagna MLGOO (foto by Judy Grace Dominguez).

Meanwhile, another Jagnaanon who  now resides in Salvador, Cortes, Bohol bagged “The Outstanding Barangay Official of The Year (TOBOY) 2015 Barangay Treasurer Category” also for the whole Region 7. Ms. Maria Marvie R. Chiu hails from Pondol, Poblacion in Jagna.

All these awards indeed prove that Jagnaanons when accorded responsibilities are hardworkingly responsible and do their duties to the best they can.

Kudos to all winners!!!

 

 

Jagna prepares for Adopt and Light a Tree Ceremony and Aegis concert

Jagna prepares for Adopt and Light a Tree Ceremony and Aegis concert

The Local Government Unit of Jagna is in the thick of preparations for its upcoming activities this December 12, 2015. The annual Adopt and Light A Tree Ceremony with the theme “A Heart Full of Love, is a Heart full of CHRISTMAS” will be launched at 7:00 in the evening at the Jagna Insular Plaza. This activity is in cooperation with Cong. Arthur C. Yap who is sponsoring another major activity bringing to Jagna Aegis for the Jagnaanons to enjoy their music.

The launching of the Adopt and Light A Tree Program will commence with a with an ecumenical prayer to be led by Most Rev. Msgr. Ignacio H. Reyes to be followed with a “Peace Prayer” by the different religious groups Pastor Gerry V. Araneta of the Jagna Christian Gospel Fellowship; Pastor Tenie Ampog of the UCCP; Pastor Giovanni Prete of the Grace Gospel Church of Christ; Bro. Iluminado B. Paguican of the Assembly of God; Ali Akbar Maruhom of the Muslim Sector.

Rationale will be provided by Hon. Maricris V. Jamora with Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla for the words of welcome as well as leading the countdown to the lighting ceremony. Acknowledgement of sponsors and distribution of certificates will be done by Vice Mayor Bonifacio J. Virtudes, Jr. From thence will be a fireworks display courtesy of Drs. Theodore and Belinda Abrenilla to be followed by the mass singing of Kasadya Ning Taknaa.

After the lighting ceremony will be much-awaited Aegis concert sponsored by Congressman Arthur Yap.

The event is expected to draw in a huge crowd not only Jagnaanons but from the third district of the province. Peace and order and security of the area care of the Jagna PNP and selected barangay tanods.

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LGU Jagna thanks all Adopt and Light A Tree Sponsors

LGU Jagna thanks all Adopt and Light A Tree Sponsors

BEA projects for Jagna in full swing

BEA projects for Jagna in full swing

JAGNA – The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the province of Bohol in October 2013 totally damaged major structures in several of the towns rendering people homeless. Efforts for reconstruction commenced immediately but were halted by the disastrous effect of ST Yolanda. Jagna is one of the towns slightly affected by the earthquake.

The national government allocated funds for the quick rehabilitation of damaged government infrastructure in the towns of Bohol by setting up of the Bohol Earthquake Assistance (BEA) fund. The BEA fund was readily available and local government units were directed to submit a list of projects to be funded by the BEA for approval.

Right now in the municipality, projects under the Bohol Earthquake Assistance (BEA) fund are in full swing of implementation. The approved projects for BEA are the following: rehabilitation of legislative and municipal building; rehabilitation of the public market; rehabilitation of Jagna Gymnasium; rehabilitation of Jagna Waterworks System; rehabilitation of Malbog, Naatang, Pagina, Cabungaan, Bunga Mar, Faraon, Tubod Monte, Lonoy, Cantagay, Calabacita, Nausok and Ipil health stations.

The projects are under contract with different contractors but are being monitored by a project management team created thru an executive order signed by Honorable Fortunato R. Abrenilla to ensure proper and on time implementation.

Jagna Gymnasium rehabilitation ongoin.

Jagna Gymnasium rehabilitation ongoing.

Rehabilitation of Lonoy Health Center

Rehabilitation of Lonoy Health Center.

Close to 700 dancers to perform in the SINOOG Estokada this year

Close to 700 dancers to perform in the SINOOG Estokada this year

SINOOG Estokada 2014

SINOOG Estokada 2014

JAGNA – The culminating highlight of each celebration of the Foundation Day and Fiesta of St. Michael the Archangel is the performance of the SINOOG Estokada. This is done every afternoon of September 29 participated by different schools.

SINOOG Estokada committee chairperson Ms. Lovella E. Acebes declared, “This year is exceptional”. There will be seven contingents to perform in the Estokada. The committee allows 60-80 performers for each contingent with 20 additional school personnel to escort the participants which brings a total of 700 people to the municipal plaza. In addition to this is a huge crowd of onlookers/visitors expected every year.

Meetings have been conducted for safety measures as well as traffic management during the event. Municipal Mayor Atty. Fortunato R. Abrenilla met with the Philippine National Police, barangay tanod chief, representative of Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc., representative of the St. Michael the Archangel parish and RESCUE Jagna to discuss pertinent issues as to management of the expected onslaught of people.

This year’s SINOOG Estokada is expected to top the previous years’ performances. The performances will be judged according to three categories – Best in Street Dancing, Best in Portrayal and Best in Fight Scene (of the legendary fight between St. Michael and the devil).

The SINOOG Estokada contingents will start at the Jagna Business Center for the streetdancing at 3:00 PM and then go on towards the municipal plaza for their portrayal and fight scene performance.