LGU Jagna launches innovation in Sakay-Sakay 2015

LGU Jagna launches innovation in Sakay-Sakay 2015

Sakay-Sakay 2012 (Photo by Onil Berro)

Sakay-Sakay 2012 (Photo by Onil Berro)

JAGNA – The Municipality of Jagna in celebration of its 384th Foundation Anniversary and Fiesta in honor of St. Michael the Archangel, its patron saint is introducing an innovation in its traditional Sakay-Sakay (fluvial procession) to make the event more meaningful.

The fluvial procession, Sakay-Sakay in vernacular, is one of the centuries-old religious traditions in Jagna during the annual fiesta of St. Michael the Archangel. This is the seawater procession of the icon of Jagna’s revered patron saint done on its feast day, September 29, but has been recently moved on the vesperas, September 28 due to some valid reasons.

The icon of the Archangel escorted by a costumed Sinoog contingent is loaded into a gaily-decorated boat and is sailed around the municipal waters of Jagna. The boat in turn escorted by similarly rigged small boats sail first to the east as far as the coastal barangay of Alejawan then turns west to barangay Can-uba and retraces “route until it returns to the embarkation point.

Along the shores, devotees greet the procession by setting off fireworks, waving palm fronds. The salute continues as long as the boats are in sight. This must have roused and sustained the courage of the native militia when defeated the marauding pirates – Moros – on November 15, 1751.

To commemorate the victory, a fluvial procession is held every fiesta of St. Michael.

In order to add more meaning, participating motorboats in the Sakay-Sakay are encouraged to be the “best decorated” banca utilizing environmentally friendly means and resources.

The traditional Sakay-Sakay sa Dagat will showcase the participating motorized bancas as they compete for the title, Best Decorated. This first ever competition aims to promote environmental awareness among the people and to showcase the cleanliness and pristine beauty of the Jagna Bay, hence, the theme: GREEN MARINE.

This search for the Best-Decorated Motorized Banca is open to all Jagnaanon with canter-type motorized banca; must be decorated with indigenous materials; only 10 entries will be accepted and entries must comply with Philippine Coast Guard rules and regulations.

The Sakay-Sakay 2015 will happen on September 28, 2015 at 7:30 AM after the holy mass. This activity is spearheaded by Vice Mayor Bonifacio Virtudes, Jr. and the Jagna Parish headed by Msgr. Ignacio Reyes.

Bohol MPDCs gather in Jagna

Bohol MPDCs gather in Jagna

 

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Jagna, August 19, 2015. Jagna hosted the monthly meeting of the League of Local Planning and Development Coordinators of Bohol. In the absence of Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla the group was welcomed by OIC Mayor Maricris V. Jamora, the municipality had the opportunity to promote the calamay, tourist spots and diving sites. Jagna, August 19, 2015. Jagna hosted the monthly meeting of the League of Local Planning and Development Coordinators of Bohol. In the absence of Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla the group was welcomed by OIC Mayor Maricris V. Jamora, the municipality had the opportunity to promote the calamay, tourist spots and diving sites.

 

TG Guingona visits Jagna reports on benefits to senior citizens and 4Ps

JAGNA – A staunch fighter of corruption in government and champion of good governance, Senator Teofisto “TG” D. Guingona III visited Jagna on August 13, 2015 at the Capt. Gregorio Casenas Hall of the municipality.

Welcomed by Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla, another good governance champion, together with the department heads of the LGU, punong barangays of Jagna, DepEd supervisor Mr. Sergio Ranque, Federated Senior Citizen President Engr. Cruza Bagatsolo, members of the MDC, Senator Guingona spoke about his efforts at the senate. He talked about giving importance to the senior citizens by according to them benefits such as free membership in the Philhealth. He also emphasized that the 4Ps is a program that has proven to be helpful not only to poor families but most especially to women. In order to sustain this program, the 4Ps was institutionalized and he is one of the prime movers for its institutionalization.

The senator-freedom fighter mentioned about bills pending at the senate and the congress geared towards benefits and term extensions to barangay officials, workers. He said that he and colleagues are working on a bill providing retirement benefits to barangay officials (including secretary, treasurer), lupon, tanods and BHWs. Senator Guingona also updated the body that national Liga ng Barangay is endorsing to both houses term extension to 6 years from 3 years of barangay officials.

Senator TG Guingona was accompanied in his visit by Congressman Art Yap of the third district of Bohol, Congressman Aris Aumentado of the second district, Provincial Adminisrator Ae Damalerio and Mayor Diego Ty of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental.

The entourage moved on to Candijay after their visit to Jagna.

 

LGU Hour tackles 2015 Nutrition Month theme and programs

The weekly program LGU Hour of the municipality on board the DYPJ is a one and a half hour program tackling development initiated programs of the local government unit. On Friday, July 10, from 9-10:30 AM, hosted by municipal information officer Amiela Balaba with invited guest Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Anita Ocmeja tackled the 2015 Nutrition Month theme and government programs on nutrition. This year’s Nutrition Month theme is “Timbang iwasto sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo”.

The National Nutrition Council (NNC), the agency that is mandated to spearhead the yearly celebration of July as Nutrition Month, has focused its efforts this year on proper nutrition hand in hand with physical activity to counteract the increasing number of overweight and obese individuals. The discussion centered on suggested strategies to counter such malnutrition problem.

The Municipal Nutrition Council has information campaigns towards eating healthy and encouraging Jagnaanons to implement in each of their households good nutrition practices. It has targeted wives, mothers, pregnant and lactating women in its information campaign Pabasa sa Nutrisyon conducted in the barangays.

Towards the management of normal weight, the LGU also initiated the weekly zumba every Saturday at the Jagna Municipal Plaza spearheaded by the Rural Health Unit I. This is to instill in the Jagnaanons the importance of exercise for a sound mind and body and for a healthy Jagnaanon community. This is also to promote active and alert Jagnaanons so that in times of calamities and disasters, response is immediate.

Thru the Municipal Nutrition Council, national programs are being cascaded to the barangays to ensure solidarity in the MDG goal of zero malnutrition.

LGU Hour tackles 2015 Nutrition Month theme and programs

The weekly program LGU Hour of the municipality on board the DYPJ is a one and a half hour program tackling development initiated programs of the local government unit. On Friday, July 10, from 9-10:30 AM, hosted by municipal information officer Amiela Balaba with invited guest Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Anita Ocmeja tackled the 2015 Nutrition Month theme and government programs on nutrition. This year’s Nutrition Month theme is “Timbang iwasto sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo”.

The National Nutrition Council (NNC), the agency that is mandated to spearhead the yearly celebration of July as Nutrition Month, has focused its efforts this year on proper nutrition hand in hand with physical activity to counteract the increasing number of overweight and obese individuals. The discussion centered on suggested strategies to counter such malnutrition problem.

The Municipal Nutrition Council has information campaigns towards eating healthy and encouraging Jagnaanons to implement in each of their households good nutrition practices. It has targeted wives, mothers, pregnant and lactating women in its information campaign Pabasa sa Nutrisyon conducted in the barangays.

Towards the management of normal weight, the LGU also initiated the weekly zumba every Saturday at the Jagna Municipal Plaza spearheaded by the Rural Health Unit I. This is to instill in the Jagnaanons the importance of exercise for a sound mind and body and for a healthy Jagnaanon community. This is also to promote active and alert Jagnaanons so that in times of calamities and disasters, response is immediate.

Thru the Municipal Nutrition Council, national programs are being cascaded to the barangays to ensure solidarity in the MDG goal of zero malnutrition.

AIP

AIP

 

The Local Government Unit of Jagna conducted its Annual Investment Programming for the year 2016 last June 18-19 at Badiang Spring, Anas, Valencia, Bohol. Participated by elected municipal officials, department heads, representative from the civil society organization, national government agencies and employees, it was facilitated by the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Gerry Araneta. The Annual Investment Programming of the municipality is conducted every June to speed up the budgeting process for early compliance as to annual budget submission in the province.

The Local Government Unit of Jagna conducted its Annual Investment Programming for the year 2016 last June 18-19 at Badiang Spring, Anas, Valencia, Bohol. Participated by elected municipal officials, department heads, representative from the civil society organization, national government agencies and employees, it was facilitated by the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Gerry Araneta. The Annual Investment Programming of the municipality is conducted every June to speed up the budgeting process for early compliance as to annual budget submission in the province.