The Jagna Association of Municipal Employees (JAMES) honored the retirees for this month of March 2011. Shown are: JAMES President Engr. Peter Jamero handing out a cash gift to retiree Anunciacion Pahuyo and Treaurer Grace Arban to Mrs. Lydia Mangyao. Looking on are JAMES officers: Herminia Gomez; Efrena Buenafe; MArilou Naldoza; Haidee Baldon; Neneth Ocmeja; Castro Virtudazo.
On March 17, 2011, Jagna witnessed the Golden Anniversary Celebration of the Sacerdotal Ordination of Msgr. Orencio “Orie” D. Jubac, E.V. held at the Jagna Gym.
Attended by 95 priests led by Bishop Leonardo Y. Medroso, D.D. relatives, friends, the parishioners of Jagna and parishioners from the towns he was assigned.
The celebration started with a thanksgiving mass at the St. Michael the Archangel parish church officiated by the “Golden Priest” Msgr. Orie himself; the Gospel delivered by Rev. Fr. Alfredo Jubac, OSCA; Bishop Antonietto Cabahug, D.D. served as the homilist; Mrs. Virgie Jubac and Mrs. Benny Jubac Benedicto as 1st and 2nd reading readers; Mr. Darwin Felias, psalmist and Ms. Estrella Jubac giving the prayers of the faithful.
The reception held at the Jagna Gym started with a program where Rev. Fr. Alberto S. Uy, Parish Priest and organizer of the event welcomed all the guests. Vice Mayor Exuperio Lloren gave an inspirational speech. Different presentations to entertain the guests were provided by the different schools and a special offering for the “Golden Priest” was performed by the Paring Bol-anon Quartet.
The event was spearheaded by Rev. Fr. Alberto Uy supported by Rev. Fr. Basilio Auxtero and Rev. Fr. Ulyses Dispo with the Jagna Parish staff and the working committees.
Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla hands over a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Mariano Salas for his active participation and all out support in the campaign for the eradication and treatment of TB patients thru his referrals as a private phycisian to the town’s PPMD unit. Also in picture are Dr. Arnold Cagulada, Municipal Health Officer and Ms. Ofelia Licayan.
On the afternoon of March 16, 2011, Mayana suffered a huge blow due to heavy rain. A landslide occurred at Sitio Sampong. Thigh-deep mudflow blocked the road and prevented motorists from passing. Stranded motorists waded in the mud just to get to the other side of the road. No casualties were reported.
The heavy downpour started at around 1:00 in the afternoon in the upper barangays of the town and stopped at around 3 PM. It immediately generated flooding in the barangay and caused damage to three houses at Purok 3 in Mayana.
According to FO2 Rico Tadena, surging water not accommodated by the culverts was redirected and totally wrecked the house of Antonio Gallano; washed out the garage and fish pond of Dick Lasdoce and damaged the kitchen of Nersa Timbal.
Water coming from uphill fell quickly downhill towards the low-laying road filling the drainage. Failure of the drainage to accommodate the rushing water caused flooding along the highway.
The Jagna Emergency Mobile Rescue Unit (JEMRU) promptly responded to the call of the residents.
On the other hand, water coming from the Alejawan river spilled over the river dikes flooding the nearby area and damaging the ricefields as reported by PO3 Dionilo Tapang.
Damaged house of Antonio Gallano. (Foto/FO2 Rico Tadena)