Sinoog in pictures

Sinoog in pictures

Cabungaan Traditional Sinoog

The Sinoog Estokada, an annual tradition is the grand highlight of every fiesta celebration in the

Colegio dela Medalla Milagrosa

town of Jagna. On September 29, 5 contingents participated and gaily danced to the Sinoog Estokada jingle along the highway of Jagna going towards the Tejero grounds where the showdown took place.

The Sinoog is a portrayal of the fight between the good and evil. The good, represented by St. Michael the Archangel the patron saint of the town, triumphs over Satan in a dance drama presentation. This scene portrayed yearly is a belief of the Jagnaanons that St. Michael the Archangel is the protector of the town from way back during the times of the moors until the present.

The participating schools this year were Tubod Monte Integrated School high school department, NaatangElementary School, Colegio dela Medalla Milagrosa, Bunga Mar Elementary School and Can-uba Elementary School


Tribu Tubodnon of Tubod Monte Integrated School

These students gyrated to the music to entertain the crowd gathered to witness the event.

Awards were given after the showdown. Colegio dela Medalla Milagrosa took home the Best in Production Design, Best in Costume, Best San Miguel and Best in Portrayal. Tubod Monte Integrated School took home the Best in

Bunga Mar Elementary School

Street Dancing Award.

Naatang Elementary School

The Sinoog Estokada Committee was ably headed by Ms. Lovella E. Acebes and Rev. Fr. Alberto Uy with the Parish Youth Ministry, PNP and LGU Jagna employees as members of the different working committees.

The event was capped with a grand fireworks display at the Jagna Municipal Plaza.

Tutor wins provincial TOBOY 2012

Tutor wins provincial TOBOY 2012

Can-upao Punong Barangay Edsel Ranoa Tutor received his award as one of The Outstanding Barangay Officials of the Year (TOBOY) last September 24, 2013 in Tagbilaran City.

PB Edsel R. Tutor

The contents of the plaque of recognition states that the TOBOY is in “recognition of his exemplary performance in the discharge of his duties and functions that has contributed well to the improvement of the community by undertaking programs and projects that have high impact on the lives of the barangay constituents”.

Indeed, Capt. Tutor is a force to reckon with.  The son of the late Bonifacio B. Tutor and Pedrita A. Ranoa, at 30 he has already achieved much. Being nominated as TOBOY and grabbing the provincial award is no easy feat. According to him he is happy when he has contributed to the well-being of the people of Can-upao.

The youngest punong barangay in Jagna is humbled to have grabbed the provincial TOBOY award. He said that constant vigilance to the needs of the people as well as introducing innovations to barangay governance, trasparency and accountability are among his principles of governance.

Under his administration, Barangay Can-upao has gained various Outstanding Leadership Achievements. First, Barangay Can-upao has been adjudged as the Most Outstanding Barangay among 33 barangays of Jagna with various distinctions observed.Second, Best Governed Barangay in the Municipality of Jagna basing on the results of the Barangay Governance Performance Management System (BGPMS) 2012 garnering a score of 4.89 and consecutively one of the Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Council of the municipality.

When asked on his edge over the other TOBOY candidates, PB Tutor humbly enumerates the best practices that his barangay is continuously implementing. He said that good leadership, good planning and clean governance has always been partners to his program and project implementation. Like the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management (BDRRM) in which he has been lauded for his achievement in the advancement of DRRM in his barangay. Can-upao has been struck by two ipo-ipos. One in July 2012 and another one this year. But his barangays readiness and adherence to the BDRRM has pulled them through these two calamities. Response was quick and coordination with other government agencies was smooth.

From l to r: Hon. Godofreda Tirol, DILG PD Loisella Lucino, MLGOO Judy Grace Dominguez, PB Edsel Tutor, Gov. Edgar Chatto, Hon. Cesar Tomas Lopez and LIGA President Hon. Madelon Rengel.


Another best practice for barangay Can-upao is the publication of the quarterly SAYRI (Opisyal Nga Pamantalaan Sa Barangay Can-upao). The SAYRI is a quarterly-produced newsletter in Cebuano reporting the activities of the barangay, programs and projects implemented reminders (during flooding and other calamities) as well as serve as a financial report of the funds of the barangay.

PB Tutor exerted efforts for Can-upao to have its own website This website is still being improved.  However, one can already browse the site and find the newsletters, the profile of the barangay and PB Tutor’s brand of governance.

Barangay Can-upao is also on facebook. PB Tutor has introduced this as he believes that the facebook is one way that the barangay leadership can be brought nearer to the people.

When asked why he chose to serve his barangay rather than pursue his profession as a seaman and many other skills he acquired from TESDA that could easily provide him opportunities to work abroad, he smiles and said, “I believe I was born to serve. I saw that

Can-upao needs a leader that can transform its governance for the better”. He added that “maybe I

PB Tutor with MLGOO Judy Grace Dominguez, Gov. Edgar Chatto, Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla. (foto by Judy Grace Dominguez)

have a gift to serve a greater number of people. If I work abroad, I can only better the life of my family. But if I serve as a leader of the barangay, the impact is greater with my commitment, sincerity and love to serve”.

Many visitors from the different parts of the country have visited Can-upao. Their BDRRM is known to be effective and efficient thru endorsement by the provincial DILG. Can-upao garnered the top place in the Search for Ten Outstanding Barangays of Jagna in 2011 and has since continued to initiate innovations in governance.

PB Edsel Tutor has greater plans for Can-upao. He said if given another chance to serve, he will focus on solving the problem on solid waste disposal for his barangay, institute a system on disaster preparedness and establish linkages for livelihood opportunities.

16 exhibitors join Tabo sa Jagna

JAGNA – Sixteen exhibitors/concessionaires are participating in the first Tabo sa Jagna: Jagna Trade Fair 2013. Opening of the 5-day event was in the morning of Sept. 26. Kicked off with a motorcade participated by the Philippine National Police leading the motorcade, exhibitors/concessionaires, sponsors and the whole LGU.

The route of the motorcade started at the Jagna Gym going to Tejero, to BIT-IC, off to Can-uba then the Jagna Business Center and then proceeded to the Jagna Municipal Plaza where the trade fair exhibits are located.

The sixteen exhibitors are Jagna Renaissance Marketing Cooperative, Siomai sa Tisa, Mango Mania/JHIMS Burgery, Philippine Carabao Center, Kian Jal Garden, Convoy Marketing, Solid Gold Sales Enterprises, Inc., Crossander Enterprises, Clizel Ranan Vallecera Garden, Hyacinth Prints & Designs and Fotografia de Jagna, DES Strong Motors Inc./Suzuki, Cignal. Sponsors are Pigrolac, Landasia and Quince Brandy.

Tabo sa Jagna exhibit is open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM from September 27 to 29. On September 26, exhibits opened at 1 PM after the Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and will close at 10:00PM. On September 30 exhibits open at 8:00 AM and will close at 3:00PM.

TABO SA JAGNA opens Sept. 26

TABO SA JAGNA opens Sept. 26

TABO SA JAGNA:1st Jagna Trade Fair 2013 will formally open on September 26 with a motorcade around metro Jagna. Adopting the theme of the 2013 Jagna Foundation Day and Fiesta celebration “Kalambuan Diha sa Kahiusahan”, this trade expo highlights the display of technology-aided and processed foos and beverage-related products; fresh agricultural products; animal health technology products; electronics, communications and transportation gadgets and equipment. It will be a venue for interaction among micro-entrepreneurs, business leaders, farmers, food manufacturers, marketing professional, financial institutions and consumers as well as establishment of possible linkages, partnerships and networking opportunities among exhibitors and the Local Government Units (LGUs)

Expected guests for the Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 10:00 AM are COO Mark T. Lapid of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority – Philippine Tourism Authority, Governor Edgar M. Chatto and Cong. Arthur C. Yap. Exhibits will be opened from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM on day 1, September 26.


Opening of exhibits daily will be at 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM from September 27-30. Daily activities within the TABO SA JAGNA include: September 27 at 8:30 AM will be the Literary Musical Contests (Barangayan) featuring balak, folk dance and lunsayng Binisaya. This will be held at the Jagna Municipal Plaza facilitated by the Liga ng mga Barangay with the Municipal Agriculture Office as lead agency. A bingo game sponsored by Pigrolac will entertain the public from 1-4 PM.


September 28 will gather students from the different schools in Jagna in a forum on Climate Change: Its Adverse Effects to the Education Sector from 9:00 AM till 10:30 AM to be held at the Capt. Goyo Hall facilitated by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and the DILG. Another bingo game will entertain the public from 1-4 PM sponsored by Quince Brandy.


September 30, the last day of the exhibit will be opened at 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Closing ceremony and awarding of literary musical contest winners, recognition of participating exhibitors will start at 3:00 PM.

NIA turns-over project to Cambugason IA

JAGNA – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) turns-over today, September 19, the Cambugason Communal Irrigation System Improvement Project – Phase 2 to the Cambrige Irrigator’s Association (CIA). The project cost P1,382,000.00 and will serve eleven (11) hectares of agricultural land mostly ricefield.

The Cambugason Irrigator’s Association headed by Mr. Cirilo A. Acala with 47 members will benefit with the irrigation system that sources its water from the Cmabugason river.

The works undertaken under the project are improvement of existing concrete elevated flume-2 units, concrete lined – main canal – 550 meters and thresher crossing – 3 units.

The officials of the Cambrige Irrigator’s Association and the barangay officials thanked Cong. Arthur C. Yap for his efforts in the project. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Cirilo Acala, president of the CIA thanked Cong. Arthur Yap, the National Irrigation Administration and the barangay council. He gave the assurance that they CIA will take care of the facility for sustainability.

In a resolution the barangay officials led by PB Timoteo Cadorna expressed their appreciation and gratitude to Cong. Arthur Yap for projects that are beneficial to the people of Cambugason.

The Cambugason Communal Irrigation System Improvement Project – Phase 1 and 2 combined now serves a total of 15 hectares of riceland.

Visitors during the turn-over ceremony were Engr. Vilma Uayan representing NIA 7 Regional Manager Alejandro Alberca, Mr. Rene Espinosa representing Cong. Arthur Yap, Tatay Billy Tongco representing the honorable Governor Edgar Chatto,  Mun. Kagawad Maricris Jamora representing Vice Mayor Bonifacio Virtudes, Jr. and Mai Balaba representing Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla.




DreAMing Big

DreAMing Big

DREAMING BIG. The LGU of Jagna is one of the pilot municipalities in the Realising DReAMS project, together with Balilihan, Maribojoc, Pilar, Talibon and Tubigon, funded by the European Union (EU). The Realising DReAMS project conducted its DReAMS Project Southeast Asia Cluster Final Conference on September 12-13, 2013 at the Panglao Bluewater Resort, Panglao, Bohol. The project lasted for three years starting in 2010 providing technical assistance to the pilot LGUs in the linking of the Poverty Database Monitoring System (PDMS) with ecoBudget in local level planning. The PDMS provides data on which to base decisions of the LGUs in the prioritization of programs for implementation. The LGUs presented their output and Jagna presented its own with the identified catalyst project using the PDMS that is the Integrated Solid Waste Management. Seen in picture during the Workshop: DReAMS Project Roll-out Strategy are from left VM Bonifacio J. Virtudes, Jr., Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla, Municipal Councilor Rodrigo Lloren, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Engr.Gerry Araneta and Information Officer Amiela Balaba. The project is managed by the Province of Bohol as project coordinator with the Provincial Planning and Development Office serving as the Project Office with partners Guntur Municipal Corporation (India), Thimpu Municipal Corporation (Bhutan), Rajshahi Municipal Corporation (Bangladesh), Municipality of Vaxho (Sweden), Municipality of Bologna (Italy), ICLEI-Southeast Asia Secretariat, ICLEI-South Asia Secretariat, ICLEI-Europe Secretariat.