Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla is declaring that he will continue his priority project which is the rehabilitation of the Jagna Waterworks System and finding new sources of water for the town even if budget is very limited.
With the decrease in the Internal Revenue Allotment of Local Government Units, certainly implementation of projects will be affected.
Abrenilla strongly adhering to transparency, financial accountability and putting an end to corruption in government is making sure that projects undergo the correct, proper and mandated process of procurement.
Bidding process is transparent. Bidders of materials are encouraged to participate. An increase in the number of bidders mean there is competition thus brings about the lowering down of prices of materials thereby providing more savings to the LGU for the purchase of additional materials.
Through the Bids and Awards Committee, bidding is ensured to be transparent and participatory – a legacy the present administration is working on with the belief that by following mandated processes, corruption will be minimized towards complete eradication.
Currently, bidders of government projects are required to register in the PhilGeps. A national monitoring system that makes sure that all bidding processes and bidders are registered. This is President PNoy’s way of pushing thru with his clean-up of corruption in the government.
Through other forms of seeking financial assistance from institutions and agencies, the Mayor is keen on finishing his legacy and providing the people of Jagna with safe, potable and sufficient water for the whole town – a long time problem that has been overlooked but needs immediate attention as water is a basic necessity.
JAGNA – The whole baranagy of Lonoy and the municipality on Easter Sunday celebrated the heroism of Capt. Gregorio “Goyo” Casenas in a whole day affair.
Capt. Goyo, the hero of the town of Jagna fought for liberation from the Americans in 1901. A planned attack on Easter Sunday of 1901 brought tragedy to Capt. Goyo and his comrades as a fellow Jagnaanon informed the Americans of the planned ambush. The troop together with Capt. Goyo were bayoneted in their dugouts and a total of 406 died in the Lonoy Massacre.
The day started off with the celebration of the holy mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Pablito Saludes attended by Lonoyanons.
A wreath laying ceremony followed with Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla leading. Vice Mayor Euperio Lloren and Hon. Nimfa Lloren offered flowers to the “Lonoy Marker” which symbolized the heroism of 406 Lonoyanons.
Barangay officials followed the laying of their flowers headed by Punong Barangay Merlito Ranis.
An annual program was held showcasing the talents of Lonoyanons.
A visitor representing Governor Edgar Chatto graced the activity.
Engr. Anastacio Daniel, a native of Lonoy, was the guest speaker enjoining all Lonoyanons and the officials of Jagna to help Lonoy move forward. He encouraged all to do something even how small it is to help in the progress of Lonoy. Engr. Daniel stressed that the fight for freedom of Capt. Goyo will not be for naught if the people will join hands in fighting for the good of the barangay as well as the town.
A team from the Department of Energy’e Oil Industry Management Bureau (OIMB) will visit the town on March 29, 2012 to conduct
information, education and communication campaign on energy safe practices. The activity will be conducted at the Capt. Goyo Hall located inside the town’s municipal hall from 8AM – 12 NN.
Entitled “Ligtas na Paggamit ng Gas” of “SAFE LPG”, the project is under the OIMB’s Gender and Development Program.
The topics for discussion set in the programme are: Overview of the Downstream Oil Industry; Presentation of Rules and Regulations
on Household LPG, Auto-LPG, Retail Rules (LPP); Safety and Consumer Tips on Liquid Petroleum Products and Household LPG.
Invited to the half day IEC are Municipal Councilors, Barangay Captains, retailers of Household LPG and Liquid Fuels, Officers of
Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, Public Utility Jeepney Operators and Drivers, Women’s Organizations and representatives of the Business and Licensing Office of the LGU.
This project is one of the strategies of the DOE to heighten the awareness of the consumers on safe LPG practices.
The project is spearheaded by the Office of the Mayor.
Personnel of different agencies in the government came to Jagna last March 20, 2012 to conduct a Technical Briefing and Teknoklinik for Extension Workers and Farmers held at the Jagna Gym.
The theme “Makighiusa sa tukmang teknolohiya alang sa mauswagon nga panguma” guided the whole day briefing.
Topics included a wide range of farming technologies such as Mga Natural Nga Abuno; Trichogramma; Integrated Pest Management; Climate
Change ug ang Epekto Niini sa Pnguma; Integrated Nutrients Management.
Farmers, fisherfolks and women etrepreneurs and agricultural technical workers of the municipality attended the briefing.
Speakers were Mr. Jose Travero, Bohol Island State University professor; Ms. Eugenia “Ghene” Mayol, aquaculturist of the Bureau of
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources; Ms. Mary Jean C. Du and Mr. Felix Tubiano, agricultural technologists of the Bohol Agricultural Promotion Center; Mr. Primo Galendez of the Philippine Coconut Authority; PhilRice representatives Ms. Vanessa Joy Rovillos, Ms. Juliet Casing; Ms. Miriam Pastor; Ms. Grace Pungay, media production specialist and Mr. Precioso Patindol, training specialist of the Agricultural Training Institute.
Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla stressed the importance of agriculture as the lifeline of the economy. He assured the farmers of his full
support when it comes to innovations in farming. As a former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) director he encourages the attendees to fully cooperate in the efforts of the government to infuse new technologies in farming for better quality and increased quantity in yield.
Mr. Felix Tubiano discussing Integrating Nutrients Management to the attendees.
The Technical Briefing and Teknoklinik was organized by Municipal Agriculture Office headed by Mr. Camilo Rizano.
The first TUV SUD surveillance audit for LGU – Jagna was successfully conducted last March 19, 2012.
June of 2011, Jagna became the second LGU in the whole Philippines to have been awarded the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 by the certifying body Technischer Uberwachungs Vereine Suddeutchland (TUV SUD) Asia Pacific
Group. LGU Jagna fulfilled the requirements for an Environmental Management System ISO certification.
A representative from TUV SUD, Mr. Alan Fabella visited the LGU to conduct the surveillance audit to the pilot offices – Mayor’s Office,
Solid Waste Management Office, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator, Municipal Engineer, Waterworks and Rural Health Unit I.
The surveillance audit was performed following the awarding of the certification last June 2011 to monitor continuous compliance and implementation of standards set by the local EMS audit team.
Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla was delighted of the positive result of the surveillance audit. He assured the representative of TUV SUD that
he will continuously support the project.
The Bohol Integrated Development Foundation (BIDEF) is a partner of the LGU in this project.
Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla (2nd from right) heads the groundbreaking and laying of pipes ceremony with (from left) JWS Supervisor Bernardo Baja; MPDC Engr. Gerry Araneta; Provincial DILG Admin Officer Ms. Regina Gina Gatal Bastes, MLGOO Lito dajalos and Punong Barangay Edistrio Madera of Cabungaan.
LGU Jagna headed by Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla together with Provincial DILG Administrative Officer Ms. Regina Gina Gatal Bastes, MLGOO Lito Dajalos, MPDC Engr. Gerry Araneta, JWS Supervisor Bernardo Baja lead the groundbreaking ceremony on the project Rehabilitation of Jagna Waterworks System (JWS) Laying of PVC Pipes on March 15, 2012 at Cabungaan, Jagna, Bohol.
This project costs P4,026,415.00 funded from the following sources: Local Government Support Fund (LGSF), Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), Provincial Development Fund, Countrywide Development Fund with counterpart form the LGU.
LGSF and PCF are funds awarded to the LGU for winning the Seal of Good Housekeeping from the DILG. The criteria highlighted is transparency and excellent performance in financial management.
The LGSF amounting to P1,000,000 was divided equally between the Common Service Facility for Calamay and form part of the initial fund for the rehabilitation of the Jagna Waterworks System. The LGU is waiting for the release of the PCF.
As a priority project of Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla, the project scope will be putting up of additional transmission lines from Tejero to Lonoy source.
Mayor Abrenilla has been dynamic in this project as his vision is to provide 24/7 water service to existing consumers; provide potable water; as well as expand the service of the JWS.