JAGNA – Jagna’s 2nd Calamay Festival 2016 celebrating “KALAMAY SA JAGNA: LINTUNGANAY NGA PANGINABUHI, SA KALIBUTAN GIPAKAMITHI” will take place on April 29-30, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
To celebrate the calamay as part of the way of life of the Jagnaanons, the Local Government Unit in partnership with the present generation of the original calamay makers of Can-upao, businesses and civil society organizations joined hands to make this event another memorable year for the calamaderas and the people whose lives are directly or indirectly connected to the calamay.
The first Calamay Festival of Jagna showcased these present generation of original calamay makers. Calamay originated in barangay Can-upao. It has become their way of life and the source of family income. The calamay in Can-upao, Jagna uses a “concoction” that is original. Calamay found anywhere in the province has never duplicated this “concoction” which makes the calamay of Jagna distinct in taste and perfect in form (viscous).
The 2nd Calamay Festival will showcase free tasting of the different Jagnaanon food products topped with the sweet calamay. The entries for the Best Calamay-decorated Pedicab, Best Balanced Habal-Habal and Kite Flying all calamay themed will be presented on the first day. In the evening, is the search for Miss Jagna Festival 2016 a search for the young Jagnaanon lady that embody both beauty and intelligence.
Day 2, April 30, a newly – introduced Mayana Uphill Challenge will present the concept of biking to be held along the Sierra Bullones – Mayana interior road. The afternoon activities will be the awarding of winners of the different contests and the motorcade of the winners of the search. Night activity again will present the Kalamay Way of Life – a dramatization of the life of the calamaderas.
The Calamay Festival which anchors on a Municipal Ordinance seeking to establish the originality of the Calamay of Jagna among the calamays produced elsewhere in the province of Bohol.
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, 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.
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 (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!!!
The Municipality of Jagna celebrated May as Month of the Ocean thru mangrove planting at the Pagina-Poblacion seashore last May 21, 2015. Whereas in the previous years the municipality is into underwater and coastal clean-up, this year’s identified activity is to promote the mangrove or pagatpat as the best natural barrier to giant waves. Apart from mangrove planting, upland barangays were encouraged to clean their rivers, canals and waterways of debris in preparation for the rainy season. Their contribution will be that no more garbage and debris from the upland going to the seas harming marine organisms.
Spearheaded by the Municipal Agriculture Office and the Bantay Dagat Task Force, mangrove seedlings were procured for this specific activity to be planted by the LGU employees, civil society volunteers and all those who answered the call for the activity.
In the latter part of 2014, Jagna was greatly affected by typhoon Queenie which brought in five-foot waves. Surprised, the fishermen were not able to secure their boats and some residents along the coast evacuated for fear of their lives. There were people who lost their homes to the windwaves generated by typhoon Queenie and boats totally damaged.
Equipped with the knowledge that the mangroves will provide protection to the coastal inhabitants, the LGU is promoting the planting of mangroves in the coastal barangays of the town. Mangroves act as buffer to giant waves protecting the coasts from waves generated by typhoons, storms and waves that may be generated by earthquakes. Mangroves are also known to be the nesting area of fishes (roots) and birds (branches). Mangroves also provide food for other marine organisms. The benefit of the mangroves is immense. It is an assurance of food security to humans.
The LGU is on the planning stage of conducting IEC to coastal barangays and encourage them to plant mangroves in their jurisdiction.
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