The Local Government Unit of Jagna thru Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla in response to the clamor for the conduct of a physical activity within the municipality issued Executive Order No. 6, s. 2014 entitled AN ORDER REITERATING THE CONDUCT OF HATAW (PHYSICAL FITNESS ACTIVITY) IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF JAGNA EVERY SATURDAY DUBBED “HATAW NA JAGNAANON: KAHIMSOG ATONG KAB-OTON.
The EO was based on the Philippine Constitution’s mandate on (as quoted) the State shall promote physical education and sports programs for the development of a healthy and alert citizenry. Citing some provisions of Proclamation No. 528, s. 1995 on “The Great Filipino Workout”, a physical activity project of the Department of Health’s National Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention and Control Program and the National Physical Fitness and Sports Development Program of the Government. Memorandum Circular No. 06, s. 1995 of the Civil Service Commission directed national agencies and local governments to “adopt and implement The Great Filipino Workout project as an integral part of their Physical Fitness and Sports Development Program”. Municipal Ordinance No. 19-11-2008 known as the “Jagna Healthy Lifestyle Ordinance of 2008” in Section 10 specifically provides for the institutionalization of a weekly physical fitness program.
The concept of HATAW NA JAGNAANON, KAHIMSOG ATONG KAB-OTON came up. A physical fitness program designed for the Jagnaanons in general – young and old. It is not only designed as an activity for the LGU employees but for the whole Jagna inviting private and public institutions to participate. The activity is scheduled every Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 in the morning to be held at the Jagna Municipal Plaza.
The launching of HATAW NA JAGNAANON, KAHIMSOG ATONG KAB-OTON will be on March 1, 2014.