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TAGBILARAN CITY STUDENTS WIN AWARDS, 2ND REGIONAL RIZAL FESTIVAL OF EXCELLENCE

THE TAGBILARAN CITY SCHOOLS DIVISION LED BY DR. ELPIDIO MANLIGUEZ JALA, ASSISTANT SCHOOLS DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT, RECENTLY HOSTED THE 2ND RIZAL FESTIVAL OF EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ORDER OF THE KNIGHTS OF RIZAL – BOHOL CHAPTER, PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF BOHOL AND IN COORDINATION WITH THE BOHOL SCHOOLS DIVISION.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER WAS SECRETARY JESLI LAPUZ OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DEPED).

WINNERS OF THE CONTESTS HELD AT THE ISLAND CITY MALL ACTIVITY CENTER:
?   RIZAL HISTORY QUIZ:
REGIONAL CHAMPION-REGINALD RAYMOND A. CATURZA,MANDAUE CITY SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL,MANDAUE CITY
FIRST RUNNER-UP-REN RONTER G. RUIZ,DR. CECILIO PUTONG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL,TAGBILARAN CITY
SECOND RUNNER-UP-MARY GRACE Y. ANDALES,BAGBAG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL,LAPULAPU City
?   ORATORICAL CONTEST:
REGIONAL CHAMPION-JERRY C. GALANIDA,MANSASA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,TAGBILARAN CITY
FIRST RUNNER-UP-ALJERA C. CAMARADOR,SOUTH CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,DUMAGUETE CITY
SECOND RUNNER-UP-FRANCHEZ ANNE G. FRANCISCO,MAMBALING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,CEBU CITY
?   MUSICAL THEATER:
REGIONAL CHAMPION-HOLY NAME UNIVERSITY GROUP CARE OF MARY FAITH IDO-BARRETE, TRAINOR

THE WINNERS OF THE CONTESTS WILL REPRESENT REGION 7 IN THE NATIONAL KNIGHTS OF RIZAL GATHERING ON DECEMBER 26 TO 30 AT TEACHERS’ CAMP IN BAGUIO CITY.

OTHER ACTIVITIES HELD AT THE BOHOL CULTURAL CENTER:

-LEADERSHIP IN FILIPINO EDUCATION (LIFE) SEMINAR FACILITATED BY THE OCCI FULLNESS OF LIFE FOUNDATION, INC. WITH SPEAKERS MARIA BELINDA VILLAVICENCIO AND RENE CASTANEDA PARTICIPATED BY 126 TEACHERS THROUGHOUT REGION 7.
-RIZAL IS ALIVE SEMINAR FORUM ATTENDED BY 187 YOUTH LEADERS FROM CENTRAL VISAYAS

THEME:
RIZAL, THE WILL TO PERFECTION AND THE YOUTH: PUTTING BRILLIANCE TO OUR FUTURE (‘KABATAANG PINOY, IBA TAYO NGAYON!)

OBJECTIVES OF THE ACTIVITY:
1)   DRAW THE YOUTH’S GREATER ATTENTION ON RIZAL AS A REFERENCE POINT OF EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT

PARTICIPANTS: 15 SCHOOLS DIVISIONS OF REGION 7 (CENTRAL VISAYAS) COMING FROM THE PROVINCES OF CEBU,ORIENTAL NEGROS, SIQUIJOR AND BOHOL.

Fiel Angeli Espejo Araoarao – Gabin
City Information Officer
City Government of Tagbilaran, Bohol

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PEPSI PRESENTS DANCESPORT EXHIBITION TONIGHT;HOLY NAME UNIV,TOM,SAT –HUDYAKA SA PASKO AT TAGBILARAN CITY PORT

PEPSI WILL PRESENT THE BACK-TO-BACK SHOWDOWN OF CEBU AND BOHOL DANCESPORT PERFORMERS IN TONIGHT’S HUDYAKA SA PASKO AT THE TAGBILARAN CITY PORT.

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 8 IN THE EVENING, HOLY NAME UNIVERSITY (HNU), FORMERLY, DIVINE WORD COLLEGE OF TAGBILARAN (DWC-T), MY DEAR ALMA MATER, WILL FEATURE TALENTED STUDENTS VIA SONG AND DANCE NUMBERS.

HUDYAKA SA PASKO IS A PROJECT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF TAGBILARAN THROUGH THE BOTIKA SA KATAWHAN LED BY MR. MARIANO UY (OF MIRAVILLA RESORT).

ALL NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES ARE BEING COORDINATED BY MR. BOBBY BARGAMENTO OF THE CITY TOURISM OFFICE.

Fiel Angeli Espejo Araoarao – Gabin
City Information Officer
City Government of Tagbilaran, Bohol

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BOHOL PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT – SPONSORED JOB FAIR, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 8:00AM, ISLAND CITY MALL (FROM VILMA C. YURONG)

AS PART OF THE EFFORTS OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF BOHOL FOR THE BENEFIT OF ITS CONSTITUENTS, GOV. ERICO BOYLES AUMENTADO IS INITIATING THE CONDUCT OF THE JOB FAIR THROUGH THE BOHOL EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT OFFICE (BEPO) ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, AT THE ISLAND CITY MALL ACTIVITY CENTER.

ACCORDING TO VILMA C. YURONG, STAFF OF ROMY TAGAAN, BEPO HEAD, INTERESTED APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR COMPREHENSIVE RESUME, PHOTO AND OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (CERTIFICATE OF EMPLOYMENT, ETC.)

FURTHER INQUIRIES REGARDING THE ACTIVITY MAY BE DIRECTED TO BEPO AT (038) 411-3544.


Posted by:

Fiel Angeli Espejo Araoarao – Gabin
City Information Officer
City Government of Tagbilaran, Bohol

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TAGBILARAN’S NEWLY-ELECTED BARANGAY,SK OFFICIALS JOINT OATHTAKING, NOV. 30, 9AM,JJ’S SEAFOOD VILLAGE(COMPLETE LIST)

THE WINNERS OF THE BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (SK) OFFICIALS WHO WERE ELECTED DURING THE OCTOBER 29 POLLS WILL BE INDUCTED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2007, 9:00 IN THE MORNING AT JJ’S SEAFOOD VILLAGE, K OF C DRIVE, POBLACION 2, TAGBILARAN CITY.

CITY MAYOR DAN NERI LIM, OUTGOING LIGA PRESIDENT ALBERTA SARABIA CO – TORRALBA WILL BE ATTENDING THE ACTIVITY TO BE COORDINATED BY THE CITY LOCAL GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS OFFICE HEADED BY MARDONIO TIROL ROXAS.
OFFICIAL RESULTS-NEWLY-ELECTED BARANGAY OFFICIALS IN THE CITY OF TAGBILARAN (OCT. 29, 2007 ELECTIONS)
Based on Official Results from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the City Local Government Operations Office (CLGOO) headed by Mardonio Tirol Roxas:

1.   BARANGAY BOOL
Punong Barangay – Mendez, Nestor B.
Kagawad 1 – Bulalaque, Elmo A.
Kagawad 2 – Angalot, Ariel c.
Kagawad 3 – Samonte, Edgar P.
Kagawad 4 – Angalot, Alfredo B.
Kagawad 5 – Loquellano, Vicente T.
Kagawad 6 – Angalot, Rolando G.
Kagawad 7 – Pilotos, Sergio S.

2.   BARANGAY BOOY
Punong Barangay – Telmo, Eutorgio Jr. N.
Kagawad 1 – Uy, Christopher Lyndon C.
Kagawad 2 – Doroy, Pedro C.
Kagawad 3 – Malaya, Neil B.
Kagawad 4 – Halasan, Lupicina F.
Kagawad 5 – Bandija, Josie C.
Kagawad 6 – Pelecio, Manuel G.
Kagawad 7 – Sarabia, Jerome G.

3.   BARANGAY CABAWAN
Punong Barangay – Bangalao, Sergio M.
Kagawad 1 – Ingles, Merlita P.
Kagawad 2 – Alfarero, Linda S.
Kagawad 3 – Manlangit, Gil E.
Kagawad 4 – Alfarero, Arnold
Kagawad 5 – Gordillo, Marvin E.
Kagawad 6 – Balani, Rita O.
Kagawad 7 – Bamuya, Vicente E.

4.   BARANGAY COGON
Punong Barangay – Besas, Philipp S.
Kagawad 1 – Cabalit, Charles T.
Kagawad 2 – Dela Torre, Leo P.
Kagawad 3 – Maniwang, Angelita T.
Kagawad 4 – Balbin, Martin B.
Kagawad 5 – Udtohan, Benedes A.
Kagawad 6 – Besas, Gian Carlo T.
Kagawad 7 – Abellana, Anna Therese P.

5.   BARANGAY DAMPAS
Punong Barangay – Ingles, Fredison, G.
Kagawad 1 – Anana, Marlou G.
Kagawad 2 – Abadiano, Ernesto T.
Kagawad 3 – Alaba, Luis B.
Kagawad 4 – Borja Mildred
Kagawad 5 – Barafon, Adelaida P.
Kagawad 6 – Lopez, Pedro O.
Kagawad 7 – Regis, Liza T.

6.   BARANGAY DAO
Punong Barangay – Cosap, Fortunato “Atoy” A.
Kagawad 1 – Alfarero, Zosima
Kagawad 2 – Cornell, Maximiliano B.
Kagawad 3 – Puagang, Trinidad S.
Kagawad 4 – Ayeng, Isabelo L.
Kagawad 5 – Romo, Constancia
Kagawad 6 – Apat, Eduardo P.
Kagawad 7 – Ayeng, Zoilo B.

7.   BARANGAY MANGA
Punong Barangay – Saco, Leda S.
Kagawad 1 – Bantug, Ruel U.
Kagawad 2 – Delusa, Marlon I.
Kagawad 3 – Delusa, Buenaventura C.
Kagawad 4 – Dano, Andres L.
Kagawad 5 – Tabanera, Felipe R.
Kagawad 6 – Ceballos, Primo S.
Kagawad 7 – Sapong, Virgilia B.

8.   BARANGAY MANSASA
Punong Barangay – Blanco, Manolo P.
Kagawad 1 – Blanco, Bernadette B.
Kagawad 2 – Pumatong, Ruel I.
Kagawad 3 – Mante, Rapunzel I.
Kagawad 4 – Arnaiz, Mariano Jr. S.
Kagawad 5 – Galan, Eduardo C.
Kagawad 6 – Alturas, Melchor P.
Kagawad 7 – Ramirez, Joseph A.

9.   BARANGAY POBLACION I
Punong Barangay – Racho, Nino H.
Kagawad 1 – Butalid, Jose Esteban Timoteo B.
Kagawad 2 – Diez, Cesar U.
Kagawad 3 – Karaan, Alexus M.
Kagawad 4 – Borja, Nesino P.
Kagawad 5 – Dohig, George P.
Kagawad 6 – Remolador, Jonathan V.
Kagawad 7 – Beldia, Antonio IV F.

10.   BARANGAY POBLACION II
Punong Barangay – Dela Serna, Glorivic Y.
Kagawad 1 – Casas, Rodulfo D.
Kagawad 2 – Duroy, Ramon C.
Kagawad 3 – Borces, Jordan A.
Kagawad 4 – Alba, Roberto Miguel “Batchoy” C.
Kagawad 5 – Balon, Virgilio J.
Kagawad 6 – Visarra, Leobardo B.
Kagawad 7 – Cabagnot, Arturo S.

11.   BARANGAY POBLACION III
Punong Barangay – Remolador, Dionisio D.
Kagawad 1 – Glovasa, Odysseus C.
Kagawad 2 – Vitorillo, Salome A.
Kagawad 3 – Idayan, Regidor B.
Kagawad 4 – Minoza, John Manuel B.
Kagawad 5 – Torralba, Jose O.
Kagawad 6 – Castano, Zosima
Kagawad 7 – Monton, Virgilio C.

12.   BARANGAY SAN ISIDRO
      Punong Barangay – Bustamante, Gildardo T.
Kagawad 1 – Budlong, Ester A.
Kagawad 2 – Tanupan, Crispin S.
Kagawad 3 – Sagaral, Joseph A.
Kagawad 4 – Montesco, Demetria J.
Kagawad 5 – Ugat, Nestor A.
Kagawad 6 – Balani, Diosario M.
Kagawad 7 – Polo, Ramir T.

13.   BARANGAY TALOTO
Punong Barangay – Cabalit, Faro M.
Kagawad 1 – Gran, Ma. Wilma Bayron
Kagawad 2 – Escobilla, Nemesio L.
Kagawad 3 – Refulle, Galicano Y.
Kagawad 4 – Tayag, Nelson M.
Kagawad 5 – Barol, Van P.
Kagawad 6 – Bayog, Juanita P.
Kagawad 7 - Relamida, Jan Delbert R.

14.   BARANGAY TIPTIP
Punong Barangay – Epe, Marcelo P.
Kagawad 1 – Yap, Arlan C.
Kagawad 2 – Epe, Sofronio I.
Kagawad 3 – Rios, Exuperio T.
Kagawad 4 – Telmo, Restituto C.
Kagawad 5 – Libay, Michael P.
Kagawad 6 – Ingcog, Emeliano E.
Kagawad 7 – Juit, Jeff T.

15.   BARANGAY UBUJAN
Punong Barangay – Maglahus, Timoteo M.
Kagawad 1 – Ruiz, Mary Jane D.
Kagawad 2 – Dahab, Edwin R.
Kagawad 3 – Yecyec, Adolfo Jr. J.
Kagawad 4 – Manriquez, Miguelino
Kagawad 5 – Maglahus, Keith M.
Kagawad 6 – Indoyon, Maximiano C.
Kagawad 7 – Vallestero, Juanito G.

Posted by:

Fiel Angeli Espejo Araoarao – Gabin
City Information Officer
City Government of Tagbilaran, Bohol



Republic of the Philippines
Department of the Interior and Local Government
CITY LOCAL GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS OFFICE
City of Tagbilaran

LIST OF ELECTED SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN
October 29, 2007

1.   Barangay BOOL               NAME               
SK Chairman          -   Lumagbas, Maria Angelique B.       
SK Kagawad 1         -   Reformina, Giovanni Edrose T.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Sabaña, Jenessa V.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Bantawig, Robert Joseph B.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Velasco, Kathlene Joy B.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Janson, John Jr. Y.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Pahang, Imee S.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Cajegas, Jose Nove P.

2.   Barangay BOOY
SK Chairman          -   Ayeng, Avigael G.      
SK Kagawad 1         -   Maslog, Vhibe Joyce B.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Bumaat, Ma. Stephanie O.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Oguis, Niecy Galorie B.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Sagaral, Ma. Leah A.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Concon, Jake Cyrill F.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Abarado, John Rovie C.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Concon, Asuncion Grace D.

3.   Barangay CABAWAN
SK Chairman          -   Namoc, Nichols P.   
SK Kagawad 1         -   Montesco, Ma. Yvonne S.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Villarmia, Kristina J.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Jubac, Marlene J.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Jumarito, Jade Dave H.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Jumarito, Ma. Loucel M..
SK Kagawad 6         -   Pondoc, Liza F.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Jumarito, Marigord R.
            
4.   Barangay COGON
SK Chairman          -   Glovasa, Emilie P.   
SK Kagawad 1         -   Torralba, Julian Jason O.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Borja, Kelly Dee A.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Pojas, Mary-Ann T.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Bibat, Irisly I.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Bersabe, Wilnet Ryan S.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Araco, Jacob R.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Tapangan, Rusty Russ C.

5.   Barangay DAMPAS
SK Chairman          -   Alturas, Rammy June H.   
SK Kagawad 1         -   Paredes, Desiree Mae U.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Borja, Christian Bjoru A.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Laguras, Angelica Marie S.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Aguilar, Myebelle Ruth Z.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Bancure, Maria Joannave S.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Torremocha, Jenyvie S.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Flores, Jesse Neselle P.

6.   Barangay DAO
SK Chairman          -   Puangang, Vina Mae O.   
SK Kagawad 1         -   Pilongo, Jessie E.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Daro, Ritchiel D.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Ente, Glyde Marc C.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Tabuno, Jonna V.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Añora, Jean R.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Niluag, Sheena Marie S.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Fernando, Alida Faye B.

7.   Barangay MANGA
SK Chairman          -   Matuod, Kristoffer Jay C.
SK Kagawad 1         -   Escabarte, Barry B.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Taculod, Joana Flor M.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Bruñidor, Ellen May G.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Buten, Jean Stephanie P.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Sinon, Loyd D.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Manatad, Jastine E.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Deborah Anne O.

8.   Barangay MANSASA
SK Chairman          -   Almiñe, Ferome Jusgorge B.
SK Kagawad 1         -   Ranis, Josie Mae N.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Buot, Pete Joshue R.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Inting, Grace R.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Guirit, Stella Marie A.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Barel, Floyd Drexler I.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Pelin, Hannah Lyn L.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Bongcac, Myra G.

9.   Barangay POBLACION I
SK Chairman          -   Kapirig, Michael Angelo P.
SK Kagawad 1         -   Cagampang, Oddessa I.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Manatad, Jonadeth A.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Ibañez, Glorous Niño D.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Felisilda, Charmeine P.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Perez, Man Fred B.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Borja, Ryan
SK Kagawad 7         -   Mares, Mark Philipp S.

10.    Barangay POBLACION II
SK Chairman          -   De La Serna, Alberto Manuel Y.
SK Kagawad 1         -   Sumaylo, Jepril Marie T.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Arcayena, Romnic O.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Magallanes, Rizza S.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Buma-at, Stephany B.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Santorca, Charliemagne
SK Kagawad 6         -   Jabines, Genes Alfeo A.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Baseleres, Kermith B.

11.    Barangay POBLACION III
SK Chairman          -   Dabon, Wenrose Angelica G.
SK Kagawad 1         -   Batingal, Godiza Elyss L.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Estorgio, Princess C.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Gollaba, Ma. Amorette R.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Lopena, Hazelle
SK Kagawad 5         -   Apale, Raymund R.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Bolatete, Mark Arjell A.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Loquias, Jo-Ann H.


12.    Barangay SAN ISIDRO
SK Chairman          -   Torrejas, Martinee P.
SK Kagawad 1         -   Manlangit, Virgilene C.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Iyog, Glenn Omar A.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Bantugan, Ma. Emilee D.
SK Kagawad 4         -   b***t, Mae Ann C.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Sabijon, Manilyn C.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Maulanin, Lady Mischelle M.

13.    Barangay TALOTO
SK Chairman          -   Barol, Cres Van Z.
SK Kagawad 1         -   Israel, Willa M.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Barol, Michael Don
SK Kagawad 3         -   Mag-aso, Carla Dianne S.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Manlupig, Ford J.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Bayron, Isabelle Y.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Furnis, Gay Ann Marie
SK Kagawad 7         -   Orimaco, Aicul Ray E.

14.    Barangay TIPTIP
SK Chairman          -   Telmo, Joycelou R.
SK Kagawad 1         -   Naparota, Nestor Jr. A.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Telmo, Shayne S.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Epe, Lemuel A.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Torillo, Hazel B.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Penales, Fatima Melody N.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Gonzales, Maria Victoria T.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Putong, Beverly B.

15.    Barangay UBUJAN
SK Chairman          -   Cagoco, Paul D.
SK Kagawad 1         -   Tomo, Queenie Jean F.
SK Kagawad 2         -   Campeciño, Kenneth B.
SK Kagawad 3         -   Dote, Diane D.
SK Kagawad 4         -   Lapez, Kelvin Daniel C.
SK Kagawad 5         -   Amigo, Sheryl M.
SK Kagawad 6         -   Botero, Ralp R.
SK Kagawad 7         -   Indoyon, Juliet D.
   
         
                                               MARDONIO T. ROXAS
                              CLGOO
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Fiel Angeli Espejo Araoarao – Gabin
City Information Officer
City Government of Tagbilaran, Bohol



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HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL GRADE 5 LEVEL FAMILY DAY,FRIDAY,NOV.30,7:30AM-3:30PM,DUMALUAN BEACH,PANGLAO

AS DISCUSSED DURING THE DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT CARDS LAST NOVEMBER 10, WE SHALL HAVE OUR FAMILY DAY ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, A HOLIDAY (BONIFACIO DAY). THIS WILL ENABLE US TO GET TOGETHER, KNOW EACH OTHER AND HAVE DUN TOGETHER WITH OUR GRADE 5 CHILDREN, THEIR TEACHERS, AND THE REST OF OUR FAMILIES.

PLACE: DUMALUAN BEACH RESORT, BOLOD PANGLAO, BOHOL
ASSEMBLY TIME: 7:30 AM
ASSEMBLY AREA: HSS REMOLADOR GATE
DEPARTURE TIME: 8:00 AM
FOOD AND DRINKS: BYOP – PLEASE ALSO BRING YOUR OWN UTENSILS AND ADDITIONAL SMALL PLASTIC TABLES AND CHAIRS OR STOOLS DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS / CHILDREN JOINING THE ACTIVITY. FOOD PLEDGES ARE WELCOME.

FEES: THE DUMALUANS, WITH TWO GRADE 5 PUPILS, HAVE WAIVED THE ENTRANCE FEES AND ARE LETTING US USE THE COTTAGES FOR FREE.

TRANSPORTATION: FOR THOSE WITHOUT THEIR OWN VEHICLES, THE OFFICERS ARE ARRANGING WITH DINUROG TRANSIT TO BRING US TO AND FROM PANGLAO 9PICK-UP TIME 3:30PM). HOWEVER, WE NEED TO GET A CONFIRMATION ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TAKING THE BUS SO WE CAN COMPUTE THE FARE PER PASSENGER – AROUND P60/PASSENGER) OR YOU MAY ARRANGE CAR POOLS WITH OTHER PARENTS.

PROGRAM:

8:45 AM – ARRIVAL AND SETTLING DOWN
9:00 AM – PRAYER SERVICE CARE: GRADE 5 TEACHERS AND PUPILS
9:45 AM – GETTING-TO-KNOW YOU PROGRAM
-   INTRODUCTIONS
-   GAMES CARE MS. FIEL ANGELI E. ARAOARAO-GABIN AND DR. GAY DUMALUAN
-   PRESENTATIONS BY FAMILY (SECTION) – LET YOUR KIDS BRING THEIR FAVORITE MUSIC CDS FOR SINGING AND DANCING
12:00 NN – LUNCH (POTLUCK)
-   FREE TIME/ DO YOUR OWN THING (BRING YOUR SWIMWEAR,BEACH GADGETS AND GAME SETS)
3:30 PM – PICK-UP TIME FOR BUS PASSENGERS


FOR THE GRADE 5 FAMILY,


MAY V. BLANCO
GRADE 5 LEVEL PTA CHAIRPERSON

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Fiel Angeli Espejo Araoarao – Gabin
Secretary, Grade 5 Section Hope
Secretary, Grade 5 Level PTA


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Inspiration & Hope / We cannot measure abundance by what we accummulate...
« on: November 20, 2007, 04:03:12 PM »

"We cannot measure abundance by what we accummulate, for abundance is an experience of the heart..."

Agree? or disagree?

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Hi!

If you mean Ma. Loisella "Wella" Ebuenga Lucino, Assistant Provincial Director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) - Bohol Office, yes, we are friends. In fact, we have worked together on various programs and projects in the City Government of Tagbilaran during the former administration.

You may reach Wella at their office, DILG-Bohol at 411-2096.


Fiel

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CITY OF TAGBILARAN TO HOST CVIRAA 2008, FEBRUARY 24 TO MARCH 2, 2008

As per initial reports from Mr. Joseph Barrete, Culture and Arts Coordinator of the Tagbilaran City Schools Division during our meeting of the City Council for Culture and the Arts (CCCA) yesterday at the City Mayor’s Conference Room, the City Government of Tagbilaran under the leadership of City Mayor Dan Neri Lim (a sports enthusiast/advocate) and the Tagbilaran City School Board/ Tagbilaran City Schools Division under Dr. Elpidio Manliguez Jala, will host the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) meet on February 24 to March 1.

The annual sports event will be participated in by the school divisions from the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Oriental Negros and Siquijor.

In the last CVIRAA jointly hosted by the Department of Education – Division of Bohol and the city division in March 2006, Jagna’s Idy Casenas Cagas representing Bohol Division was crowned  Miss CVIRAA. In this year’s CVIRAA held in Dumaguete City, Oriental Negros, Idy turned over the crown to Tagbilaran-Ubay’s pride, Johana Feliz Del Mar Pilayre. (Profiles of both beauty queens in my Friendster account)

Mr. Barrete invited me to be part of the Miss CVIRAA 2008 working committee as we have worked together for the Tagbilaran Inter-School Basketball Association (TISBA) Campus Girl pageant back in November 2000 in coordination with Rev. Fr. Jose Oliverus ‘Joey’ Lerias Sepe of Divine Word College (now Holy Name University) who was the TISBA chair during that time.

We will have the meeting of the committees tomorrow, Thursday, November 21, 1:30 pm at the Cogon Elementary School, Cogon, Tagbilaran City.


Fiel Angeli Espejo Araoarao – Gabin
City Information Officer, City Government of Tagbilaran

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CITY DIVISION TO CHOOSE MISS CVIRAA ’08 REPRESENTATIVE,NOV 23,1PM,ISLAND CITY MALL

The Tagbilaran City Schools Division will select its representative to the Miss Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) meet 2008 via a beauty, brains and talent competition to be conducted on Friday, November 24, 2007, 1:00 in the afternoon at the Island City Mall Activity Center.


The Candidates:
1.   Mae Angelyn Ingles Te – Bohol Wisdom School
2.   Danielle Myr Bernaldez – University of Bohol
3.   Jenny Robante Tatoy – Manga National High School
4.   Odessa Mae Castano – Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School
5.   Louiela Meroy Anana – Cogon Night High School
6.   Carolyn Juanillo – Tagbilaran City Science High School
7.   Catherine Migrino – Mansasa High School

Thanks to the Tagbilaran City Schools Division people for inviting me as judge.


Fiel Angeli Espejo Araoarao - Gabin


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CONGRATULATIONS! BOHOL’S ‘SUITCASE 101’,GLOBE KANTABATAAN GRANDWINNER,NOV 10,SM MALL OF ASIA

Bohol’s ‘Suitcase 101’ was adjudged grand champion in the 2007 GLOBE ‘Kantabataan’ Youth Music Festival held last November 10, 2007, 4:30 in the afternoon at the Mall of Asia.

The young Boholano musicians got first place in both judges’ ratings during the actual performance and in the text votes participated in by texters all over the Philippines.

Special guests during the show were top bands in the country namely IMAGO, HALE, SUGARFREE, SPONGE COLA and ABS-CBN ‘Pinoy Dream Academy’ grand champion and certified hitmaker-musician-composer-singer Yeng Constantino.

‘Suitcase 101’ already appeared on MTV. The band members will be shooting their music video on Friday, November 23, in Manila at MYX Channel

As tribute, Island City Mall will sponsor an outdoor concert on December 8, 2007 together with other Boholano bands.


Source: Ms. Gay Ido – Bernaldez, Island City Mall Special Events Coordinator


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Depression in children
 

 
"Let not another’s disobedience to Nature become an ill to you;"
Epictetus, (A.D. c. 50–c. 138),
Stoic philosopher
That we ought not to be affected by Things not in our own Power. Chap. xxiv.

By DR. BRIX PUJALTE

WOULD it have made a difference if Mariannet Amper (suicide@12 years old) read Epictetus? The Roman slave turned freedman turned Stoic philosopher wrote centuries ago: "For you were not born to be depressed and unhappy with others, but to be happy with them. And if any is unhappy, remember that he is so for himself; for God made all men to enjoy felicity and peace." But I suspect Mariannet was far too depressed (and hungry). Suicide was her action ("disobedience to Nature").
Symptoms of depression. The cut-off period between sadness and depression in the textbooks is two weeks. This is to say that mere sadness, disappointment; a somber mood should last no longer than two weeks.
 
Normal people somehow cope and snap out it. The link between depression and suicide is strong. But before our two Davao politicians mow each other down, let us stress that depression is genetic, due to a brain chemical imbalance but yes, triggered by personal crisis. The point here is that if depression is because of poverty or misfortunes alone, then we’d have millions of Filipinos hanging themselves or jumping from buildings or walking in front of speeding buses. Major depression throws a person out of kilter and the symptoms, according to familydoctor. org are:
 
* No interest in things that used to be pleasurable
* Feeling sad or empty
* Crying easily or crying for no reason
* Feeling slowed down or feeling restless and unable to sit still
* Weight gain or weight loss
* Thoughts about death or suicide
* Trouble thinking, recalling things, or on focusing on what needs to be done
* Problems sleeping, especially in the early morning or wanting to sleep all the time
* Feeling tired all the time
* Feeling emotionally numb, sometimes to the point of not being able to cry
 
Depression in children. The symptoms above are those seen in adults. Mental health professionals admit that diagnosing depression in children is more difficult. The Mayo Clinic has nevertheless identified some additional signs and symptoms in kids. A preschooler (defined as between 3 and 5 years old) may be listless, has decreased interest in playing and cries easily and more often than usual.
 
A depressed elementary school child may be listless and moody, more irritable than usual, looks sad, easily discouraged, complains of boredom, has difficulty in school work and talks about death. Finally, a depressed teenager is always tired, drops out of favorite activities, has more arguments with parents and teachers, refuses to do homework or chores, engages in harmful behavior such as cutting herself or himself, and has suicidal thoughts.
 
Get help now. A school will have resident guidance counselors. They do more than give out IQ tests and prepare students for careers. They are always ready to lend an ear. Most have degrees in psychology but more than that, they ought to be approachable and trustworthy. In high school at La Salle Green Hills, we even had a peer counseling program (Discovery). It was based on the premise that it is easier for people to open up to someone their age, temperament, or background. Initially, a caring classmate or teacher can reach out to the troubled child or teen. The next step, however, must involve professional help.
 
Treatment. A psychiatrist or psychologist should be consulted. For kids, they usually apply short-term cognitive behavior therapy as a way of developing a positive and healthy self-image. Depressed children see themselves mostly in negative terms. When is medication used? There are four reasons to start using anti-depressants — when a child has Chronic or recurring depression, has psychosis or bipolar ("manic-depressive" ) disorder, doesn’t have access to psychotherapy, or has severe symptoms that are not likely to respond to psychotherapy alone.
 
It takes a basic understanding of depression, astute observation, and room for compassion to help. Not all sad children are just, as we say, "KSP" (kulang sa pansin or lacking attention). Some are deathly sick.
 
Billboard. Philippine Orthopedic Association President Edward A. Sarrosa MD, Overall Organizing Chairman Francisco P. Altarejos MD invite all orthopedic surgeons and residents to the 58th Annual Convention at the EDSA Shangri-la Plaza from November 21 to 24, 2007. This year’s theme is "Back & Basics: Spine and Lower Extremity Trauma."
 
Fact/Factoid. A low carbohydrate diet may slow the growth of prostate tumors (in mice). MSN Health.
 
Dr. Pujalte is an orthopedic surgeon. E-mail jsp@pldtdsl. net

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AUDIO-BOHOL MONTHLY MEETING-NOVEMBER 15,2007,JJ’S DIMSUM RESTAURANT,CPG AVENUE


THE ASSOCIATION OF UNITED DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICERS IN BOHOL WILL HAVE ITS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING TOMORROW, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007,9:00 IN THE MORNING AT THE JJ’S SEAFOOD VILAGE, K OF C DRIVE, TAGBILARAN CITY, BOHOL.

FOR DISCUSSION: PEACE AND ORDER / INSURGENCY SITUATION IN BOHOL
SPEAKER: COL. CEASAR YANO, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 302ND BRIGADE, PHILIPPINE ARMY



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Fiel Angeli Espejo Araoarao – Gabin
City Information Officer, City Government of Tagbilaran
Past President, Association of United Development Info Officers in Bohol
Past President, RADIO in Central Visayas

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NOVEMBER 14, 2007 – WORLD DIABETES DAY


I am a diabetic
By Ramon J. Farolan
Inquirer
Last updated 01:08am (Mla time) 11/12/2007
 
 
MANILA, Philippines - The United Nations has declared Wednesday, Nov. 14, as World Diabetes Day. It is the first time that the world organization has set aside a day aimed at creating a greater awareness of the threat to world health posed by this non-infectious disease. In the past, such action was taken with regard to infectious ailments like tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS.
 
For many years, I was not even aware that diabetes was a disease. With my sweet tooth, chocolates, ice cream and candy—in any amount—were things I took for granted as part of the good life. The only admonition I heard about taking too much of sweets was its effect on my teeth. And to my mind, brushing them every day was good enough to keep the doctor or dentist away.
 
Ten years ago, just before undergoing a triple coronary bypass operation, my doctors informed me that I had diabetes. Like many things in life, the idea of having to cut down on one of my favorite indulgences did not register immediately. And I continued on my merry ways. Only when nocturnal visits to the bathroom became more frequent did I realize that something was wrong with my system. It was too late. From oral medication, I graduated to shots of insulin.
 
Today I am paying the price for not taking seriously the danger posed by diabetes. The disease itself may not kill you but the complications will—amputations below the knee, blindness, kidney failure requiring dialysis or even a transplant, a possible heart attack in the wee hours of the morning or on the golf course.
 
Today the most important items when I travel abroad are not my clothes or shoes or jackets. The most important articles in my luggage are my blood sugar testing paraphernalia along with a vial of insulin and the accompanying syringe or needle. I am insulin-dependent. This is not to say that I would die without these items but they go a long way in keeping me strong and healthy.
One can avoid getting to the insulin stage. All it requires are a disciplined diet and regular exercise like 30 minutes a day on the treadmill, or on a bicycle or just plain walking. There are also all kinds of sugar-free goodies on the market. But even with these items, it is best to observe moderation.
 
Diabetics suffer from too much sugar in the blood, a state known as hyperglycemia, or from very low sugar levels known as hypoglycemia. In either case, it involves the release of water from the body. Hyperglycemia results in frequent urination while one indication of hypoglycemia is excessive sweating.
 
Some interesting notes on diabetes. The full name of the illness is “diabetes mellitus.” “Diabetes” comes from the Greek word for siphon and implies that a lot of urine is made. “Mellitus” comes from the Latin word “mel,” which means honey, and the two were combined because the urine was sweet. (Scientists discovered that ants were attracted to the urine of animals under observation. )
 
It was a Canadian scientist, Dr. F.G. Banting, who discovered that a hormone produced by our pancreas keeps sugar levels normal. This achievement earned him a Nobel Prize in medicine. When the pancreas does not function well and does not produce enough hormones, the sugar level rises. To correct this, a replacement hormone called “insulin” from the Latin word “insula” (meaning isle or island—the shape of the pancreas) is injected into the patient’s bloodstream.
 
Of late, there have been attempts to come up with an inhalation system for administering insulin. However, they have not been too successful and were recently taken off the market. Another method being developed involves the use of insulin patches attached to various parts of the body. Unfortunately, these experiments also did not prosper.
 
For many Filipinos who may not be able to afford insulin, the native remedies, like tea made from ampalaya or banaba leaves, have proven effective and provide the best hope for the great majority of our countrymen.
 

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 A QUESTION OF CHARACTER (a must-read for Filipinos) - From FBPForum

 â€œWe always seem to blame the government for all the failures that arise in our country. This is not to say that the government is not to be questioned for the services it provides or the rampant corruption that takes place… The root of our downfall lies in the state of our being. We should look within ourselves. What is happening right now is that for every accident or incident that occurs we tend to point our fingers to the government. It is very easy to blame others. It is difficult to blame ourselves… The problem we have lies in our character… There is too much talk about showbiz, Congress, Senate and the President. Let’s talk about uplifting our spirits. We need to redirect ourselves from talking about ISSUES to taking some ACTION at the grassroot level… It’s time to arise, stand firm in ourselves and prepare for the only revolution that will finally overcome all these… a revolution of the heart. ”
A question of character
AS A MATTER OF FACT By Sara Soliven De Guzman
Monday, November 12, 2007

We always seem to blame the government for all the failures that arise in our country. This is not to say that the government is not to be questioned for the services it provides or the rampant corruption that takes place. Sure there is a lot of work to be done and controls to be established but when all is said and done shouldn’t we also question our own character?
The root of our downfall lies in the state of our being. We should look within ourselves. What is happening right now is that for every accident or incident that occurs we tend to point our fingers to the government. It is very easy to blame others. It is difficult to blame ourselves.
The Filipino culture is so diverse and rich. We are fortunate to have such a breed coming from the influences of our Indo-Malay ancestors, Chinese, Spanish and American heritage – all blended together to produce the Filipino character. In fact, our beautiful and colorful race is the key that allows us to easily adapt to many cultures around the world.

Many Filipinos are able to work in different parts of the world because of our ability to speak English and our ability to easily learn a foreign language. We are a hardworking people and much loved because of our compassion and ability to relate with others. Filipinos, given the right environment are able to achieve great heights in their own chosen fields.

The problem we have lies in our character. “Ayoko ng away!” (I don’t like trouble) is a common exclamation. The Filipinos say “paki-usap,” a kind of “please” which really means “can we work things out?” It’s time we break this mentality or we will forever be a picture of frustration and helplessness.

Overprotective parents end up with spoiled brats. When a child fights with another child – the parents of both children end up fighting each other. What does this tell the child? Parents must help their children become independent to help themselves. Responsibility must be encouraged.

School-aged children must be taught grace and courtesy. They should be taught to follow school rules and regulations. They must be encouraged to dress appropriately. Today, many colleges allow students to wear shorts, sleeveless shirts, tattered pants and slippers in school. Is this our way of strengthening the character of the youth so they can rise up in dignity amidst all the adversities in life?

In the workplace, professionalism is expected. The problem is that even after college, the person is still not prepared to work. Many employees are too immature, they cannot even pass interviews. So we end up with countless numbers of jobless people all waiting in vain for that little luck in looking for a job. But what company would hire them? I am not talking of Manila alone. I am talking of Filipinos in general.

You talk about poverty and hunger and blame the government for this…but actually, many families suffer the extended family syndrome when parents do not push their children to get a job. Do not tell me there is not enough work available because there is work out there, we are just tamad to exert ourselves. The problem is that we want a high paying job right away. If the salary is low, we decide not to work. This is wasted opportunity on improving and refining personality, skills and experience.

Talk to the people around you (your own family, friends, co-workers even your drivers and maids) and ask them who amongst their relatives are unemployed. You will realize that many tend to be leeches – all depending on only one person who works hard to support them. Why is this happening when these dependents or leeches are capable of working?

Just the other day, I encountered a family of 10 who depended on one person to support them. When I asked why, I was told that the matriarch of the family encouraged such a setup. They were envious of their relatives who had graduated from college and got good paying jobs. I asked if these leeches were able to go to school, the response was, they did but they failed to complete their schooling not because of financial constraints but because of lack of determination and the will to improve their lives. The right values were not instilled in them when they were young so they all grew up to be pathetic and totally dependent on their elders and mind you, even after marriage, their own family expenses still come from the matriarch of the family. And now, they are depressed. Instead of helping themselves rise up against the tide and work hard to fend for themselves and their families, they sulk and blame others for their miseries. Is devotion to family exclusively a Filipino virtue and a vice? This is just an example of the many tales of Filipino (especially OFWs) families.

How can we break this vicious cycle? How can we educate our people to become independent? How can we help our people develop that work ethic that will give them DIGNITY and SELF-ESTEEM?

There is too much talk about showbiz, Congress, Senate and the President. Let’s talk about uplifting our spirits. We need to redirect ourselves from talking about ISSUES to taking some ACTION at the grassroot level. Let us talk about the plight of the farmers, the lowly fishermen and the like. The media being a very powerful tool can do wonders through radio, television and print. Enough talk of personalities. What we need is a medium to help educate and strengthen the character of the Filipino. What we need is a change of heart!

Character is an evaluation of an individual’s moral qualities. It is the sum of these qualities of moral excellence that stimulates a person to do the right thing. Character, not circumstance makes a person. When I was in college, my professor spoke about the Six Pillars of Character which I want to share with you: Trustworthiness (Be honest. Do not deceive, cheat or steal); Respect (follow the Golden Rule); Responsibility (Persevere: keep on trying! Always do your best. Be accountable for your choices); Fairness (Play by the rules. Do not blame others carelessly); Caring (Be compassionate and show you care. Express gratitude. Help people in need); and Citizenship (Do your share to make your community better. Vote. Obey laws and rules. Protect the environment).

We are a nation struggling to recover its pride. It’s time to arise, stand firm in ourselves and prepare for the only revolution that will finally overcome all these… a revolution of the heart.
 
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World Daily News / HOLD U.S. DOLLARS = LOSE MONEY [From FBPForum]
« on: November 14, 2007, 11:29:48 AM »
HOLD U.S. DOLLARS = LOSE MONEY [FBPForum]

Hold US dollars = lose money
PHILEQUITY CORNER By Valentino Sy
Monday, November 12, 2007
 
 
The most common question we receive from our readers now is: “What does one do with their US dollar position?”  Since we first wrote about the dollar’s decline and the peso’s rise two years ago (see “Peso, the strongest currency in Asia ” on Oct. 24, 2005 issue of The Philippine Star), the dollar has lost more than 20 percecof its value against the peso.  In fact we have written several articles repeatedly predicting the appreciation of the peso.  From way back, whenever we made a forecast on the peso, people deemed it farfetched at first, but eventually the peso moved right along. 
 
Changing the mindset
 
Filipinos, by nature, are dollar keepers.  Call it a form of colonial mentality.  Perhaps we’re so used of seeing the peso depreciate against the dollar (since time immemorial) that we buy the greenback whenever we have extra savings. However, things change. The US dollar is now on a seven-year low against the peso.  Moreover, the US dollar is declining in value against most currencies and is on a verge of a freefall as the Fed prepares for more rate cuts. 
 
So before we can address the question of what to do with the US dollar, Filipinos must first change their mindset and realize that holding US dollars now is not as safe as it used to be.
 
Diversification
 
Remember the old adage “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”  The same strategy may also apply to your cash holdings.  In financial parlance, it is called diversification or spreading your cash holdings into different currencies (e.g. Philippine peso, US dollar, Euro, etc.).  In that way, your currency holdings that fall in value will be offset by other currencies that increase their worth. 
 
When diversifying, it is important to note that different currencies carry different rates of
return.  A peso deposit, for example, earns more than a US dollar deposit, which in turn, yields more than a yen deposit.   Usually, the deposit rates on different currencies follow a benchmark set by their corresponding countries’ central banks.
 
In the current context, holding most of your cash savings in US dollars may not be the best idea as looming Fed cuts may add more impetus to its decline.  We are not saying, though, that you should abandon the US dollar completely.  However, you should diversify into other currencies such as the Euro, Canadian dollar, etc.
 
Asset Allocation
 
Asset allocation takes the concept of diversification a step further.  By dividing your savings into different asset classes (such as stocks, bonds and cash), you are able to take advantage of a wide variety of investments and help spread the risks.   At the same time, asset allocation provides numerous ways of achieving currency diversification.  This includes investments in:
 
• International bond funds and equity mutual funds
 
• Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that put your money in foreign currency deposits: in the
euro, Japanese yen, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar and more.
 
• Exchange Traded Funds that represent foreign stock indices: Brazil , South Korea , Singapore , etc.
 
• Currency options for greater leverage
Each of these alternatives has advantages and varying degrees of risk (with options having the most risk) depending on your individual investment objectives and all require thoughtful consideration.
 
But perhaps the simplest way to diversify out of the US dollar is to invest in peso instruments such as Philippine stocks, bonds and mutual funds.  For new investors, mutual funds such as Philequity Fund can substitute for stocks until they become more familiar with stock investing. 
 
Note that Philequity Fund has already returned 23.7 percent in peso terms from the start of the year.  But in US dollar terms, the fund has already gained 39.3 percent because of the peso’s 12.7 percent appreciation over the same period. 
 
Hedging
 
For business owners, especially the exporters and importers, using forward contracts can help deal with foreign currency issues.  Forward contracts let you buy and sell one currency against another for a fixed price at a future date, thereby reducing foreign currency risk. 
 
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas currently provides a non-deliverable forward foreign exchange facility (NDF facility).  Authorized commercial banks may then tap this facility for the purpose of hedging the forex obligations of their borrowers.
 
It’s never too late
 
Now that the US dollar has declined to multi-year lows against most currencies, you may be contemplating if it is already too late to diversify your dollar holdings.  In fact, the European Central Bank (ECB) may intervene soon because of the recent strength of the Euro. 
However, it is worth noting that currency moves are usually multi-year moves (sometimes even lasting for decades).  Long-term currency movements are usually triggered by structural shifts in the economy.  In the U.S. case, because of the sub-prime problems and their huge current account deficit, even an ECB intervention may not be enough to turn the tide.  Therefore, it is never too late and it is always prudent to diversify. 
 
Also note that even sovereign countries like China , Qatar , Sweden , Russia , UAE and others are diversifying their currency reserves.  Some have set up investment funds, like Singapore ’s Temasek Holdings, the Government of Singapore Investment Corp. (GIC).  Just recently, China Investment Corp. was set up to manage China ’s $200-billion sovereign wealth fund. 
 
Our very own GSIS is also on the right track as they announced that they will be investing abroad as part of their diversification strategy (and in spite of the strength of the peso). As more and more countries announce that they will be diversifying their currency reserves, we can only expect one thing: that the US dollar may further lose its value.
 
For comments and inquiries, you can email us at info@philequity. net. You can also view our archived articles at www.philequity. net or www.yehey.com/ finance.
 
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Showbiz & Celebrity / FILIPINA – CANADIAN WINS MISS EARTH 2007 TITLE
« on: November 14, 2007, 11:25:31 AM »
FILIPINA – CANADIAN WINS MISS EARTH 2007 TITLE


Here is the complete list of winners on the recently concluded Miss Earth 2007 pageant held at the University of the Philippines Theater in Quezon City, Philippines, on November 11.
Miss Earth 2007: Canada, Jessica Trisko
Miss Air 2007 (1st Runner Up): India, Pooja Chitgopekar
Miss Water 2007 (2nd Runner Up): Venezuela, Silvana Santaella
Miss Fire 2007 (3rd Runner Up): Spain, Ángela Gomez Duran
Top 8 Finalists:
• Georgia, Nanka Mamasakhlisi
• Peru, Odilia Pamela García
• Switzerland, Stephanie Gossweiler
• Thailand, Jiraporn Sing ieam
Top 16 Semi-Finalists:
• Czech Republic, Eva ?ereš?áková
• Dominican Republic, Themys Febriel
• Lebanon, Amale Al Khoder
• Martinique, Elodie Dolor
• Nigeria, Stacey Garvy
• Romania, Alina Gheorge
• South Africa, Bokang Montjane
• Sweden, Ivana Gagula
Special Awards:
Beauty for a Cause Award - South Africa, Bokang Montjane
Best in Swimsuit - Venezuela, Silvana Santaella
Best in Long Gown - Venezuela, Silvana Santaella
Best in National Costume - Thailand, Jiraporn Sing ieam
Miss Talent - Lithuania - Monika Baliunaite
Miss Photogenic - Philippines, Jeanne Angeles Harn
Miss Friendship - Lebanon, Amale Al Khoder
Non-Winning Delegates:
• Albania - Shpresa Vitia
• Argentina - Maria Antonella Tognolia
• Australia - Victoria Stewart
• Bahamas - Sharon Eula Rolle
• Belgium - Melissa Cardaci
• Belize - Leilah Pandy
• Bolivia - Carla Fuentes Rivero
• Bosnia and Herzegovina - Dzenita Dumpor
• Botswana - Millicent Ollyn
• Brazil - Patricia Andrade Silva Ferreira
• Cameroon - Pauline Marcelle Kack
• China - Yu Pei Pei
• Colombia - Mileth Johana Agamez Lopez
• Congo - Maurielle Nkouka Massamba
• Costa Rica - Natalia Salas
• Cuba - Ariana Barouk
• Czech Republic - Eva ?ereš?áková
• Denmark - Trine Lundgaard
• Dominican Republic - Themys Febriel
• Ecuador - Verónica Ochoa
• El Salvador - Julia Iris Ayala Regalado
• England - Clair Cooper
• Ethiopia - Nardos Desta Tafese
• Fiji - Minal Ali
• Finland - Anna Pohtimo
• France - Alexandra Gaguen
• Germany - Sinem Ramazanoglu
• Ghana - Diana Naa Blankson
• Guadeloupe - Virgine Mulia
• Guatemala - Jessica Scheel
• Hong Kong - Fan Miao Meng
• Iceland - Katrín Dögg Sigurdardóttir
• Indonesia - Artri Aldoranti Sulistyowati
• Israel - Mor Donay
• Italy - Bernadette Mazu
• Japan - Ryoko Tominaga
• Kazakhstan - Zhazira Nurkhodjaeva
• Kenya - Volen Auma Owenga
• Korea - Ji Eun Yoo
• Latvia - Ilze Jankovska
• Liberia - Telena Cassell
• Macau - Zhang Xiao Yu
• Malaysia - Dorkas Cheok Huai Yee
• Mexico - María Fernanda Canovas Leal
• Nepal - Bandana Sharma
• Netherlands - Milou Verhoeks
• New Zealand - Claire Kirby
• Nicaragua - Iva Grijalva
• Niue Islands - Shevalyn Ligovai Poimafiti Maika
• Northern Ireland - Aine Gormley
• Norway - Margaret Hauge
• Paraguay - Montserrat Quevedo
• Poland - Barbara Tatara
• Sierra Leone - Theresa Turay
• Singapore - Chen Nicole Lin
• Slovak Republic - Barbora Palovi?ová
• Slovenia - Tania Trobec
• St. Lucia - Oneka McKoy
• Suriname - Safyra Duurham
• Taiwan R.O.C. - Sonya Lee
• Tanzania - Angel Delight Kileo
• Tibet - Tenzin Dolma
• Trinidad & Tobago - Carleen Ramlochansingh
• Turks and Caicos Islands - Tameka Teshan Deveaux
• Uganda - Hellen Karungi
• Ukraine - Galyna Andreeva
• USA - Lisa Marie Forbes
• U.S. Virgin Islands - Je T’aime Cheree Cerge
• Vietnam - Truc Diem Truong
• Wales - Sarah Michelle Fleming
• Zambia - Sphiwe Mutale Benasho
• Zimbabwe - Nyome Omar
Source: mykiru.blogspot.com


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In fairness, let it be known that the committee was not at fault... Somebody cancelled the pageant just because it didn't appeal to him or he thought beauty pageants are senseless...

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DROP-OUTS AMONG OFW CHILDREN ON THE RISE

Special Features, ABS- CBN Europe News
Bureau, Nov. 9,
2007

A growing number of children left behind in the Philippines by overseas Filipino workers are losing interest in education and many are dropping out of school.

This was revealed by Tina Monzon- Palma, program director of ABS-CBN Foundatio n's Bantay Bata 163, during her recent visit to the Netherlands to meet with a group of Pinoy professionals and nurses and Ambassador Romeo Arguelles. She said Bantay Bata has been receiving a lot of cases of children being heavily affected by the physical separation from parents working abroad.

"So nagkakaroon na kami ng iba't ibang klaseng programa sa iba't - ibang probinsya para matugunan namin itong mga pangyayaring ito na sa palagay namin sa mga panahon na ito ay
lumalaki at sana ay hindi na lumalala para hindi na lalong magkawatak- watak ang pamilyang Pilipino," Palma said in an exclusive interview at the ambassador's home in Wassenaar.

Pa lma said that a study conducted on how remittances are spent show that priorities among parents working abroad are healthcare, education and personal needs.

Some children, however, don't feel the need to go to school anymore because of the money pouring in every month from abroad.

" 'Yung isang researcher na nagpunta sa isang lugar, nakita na mataas ang rate ng drop-out dun sa mga merong mga magulang na nasa abroad. Marangya, marami ilang pera so parang di sila natuturuan. They don't [feel the] need to go to school. The money is just forever being here," Palma said.

Palma said that Bantay Bata is trying to develop a special program to rain these children on how to properly communic ate with their parents.

"We put them into a training session of the children and the lolas and the auntie. How do you communicate with your mother or father in using the telephone or using the SMS. How do you
strengthen that even in the absence, in the physical absence hoping it will fill the vacuum," Palma explained.

Pa lma said there seems to be a template of dialogue between a parent abroad and a child in the Philippines which is, "I need money," and that must be changed.

She said that Bantay Bata tries to tell the children that money isn't everything in life.

They try to train the children to properly express their feelings about the absence of their parents and they also try to teach them how to save money, she said.

Palma reminded the Pinoy professionals tha t it's not all about the money but the love.

The problem, she said, stems from lack of physical love and children whose parents are working abroad often feel the neglect and emotional emptiness.

Pa lma said that there are different languag es of love and that parents who are working abroad are encouraged to use them in order to provide a security blanket for their children.

"An g nakikita namin ay isang bukas at totoong pakikipag-usap sa mga anak. Ipaalam sa kanila na minamahal nila ang kanilang mga anak...Ito ay isang uri ng pagmamahal," Palma said.

Childre n, on the other hand, are also encouraged to tell their parents over the telephone or text message that they love them.

"Maski sila ay magkahiwalay ay maari pa silang magpakita ng pagmamahal at respeto sa isa't isa sa tuloy na pakikipag-usap . Hindi lamang yung pag- uusap nila sa telepeno o pagtetext o
pagsulat ay ukol sa pangangailangan n ila na salapi para sila ay makabili ng panggimik nila, pagtustos ng kanilang pag-aaral kundi para na rin malaman nila ang halaga ng pera at ang
halaga ng hirap na pinagdadaanan ng magulang para sila ay mamuhay ng matiwasay," Palma said.

Palma said that parents working abroad who have the habit of making up for their physical absence from home by bombarding their children with material things are using the wrong
expression of love.

The OFWs should instead begin to teach their children how to save those hard- earned money at a very young age.

And most important of all, children and parents, just like any normal household should continue
communic ating with each other.

A Pinay who brought her Dutch husband and brother-in-law to the meeting said that it is very typical of a Filipino to help his fellow countryman.

" It's really very Filipino! It's really very Filipino and I am very happy for that. Maybe in my own little way, I can help also, in little things for Bantay Bata," Vicky de Bree-Ocampo said.

"They really make sure that these children are put in a nice place to help them and also to educate their parent and this is a very good example that ABS-CBN is doing now," de Bree-
Ocampo added.

Arguel les, meanwhile, only had kind words for Bantay Bata.

"Bantay Bata is one of the more very successful programs, NGO program in the Philippines. And we're very proud to have assisted in our small way the Bantay Bata project here in the
Netherlands," Arguelles said.

"I think what is very useful here is for Tina to have informed the Filipinos here about the situation of the Filipinos back home in terms of those families that have their parents or relatives abroad and how Bantay Bata is able to assist these families in trying to unify and trying to solve some of the problems that are attendant to the absence of parents from their children," Arguelles said.

Arguell es was thankful that he opened his home to that very informative meeti ng which touched the hearts of the Pinoys because it gave them a glimpse of what is a reality, that
money cannot buy, in the world of the OFWs.

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Mike, I like to recall that TISBA (Tagbilaran Inter-School Basketball Association) Campus Girl which Maxie and I organized in November 2000. The best from the schools in Tagbilaran jud ba, unlike the recent batch of beauty pageant contestants (sorry for the language) who are recycled beauties - to borrow Leo P. Udtohan's phrase. Leo was even a member of the working committee that time.

If my memory serves me right, our contestants that time (TISBA) were Ruby Radaza Seroje (winner of the TISBA title who was the brilliant BWS valedictorian with 18 medals during her time), Elaine Edar of CVSCAFT (in 2nd place who was also a runner-up in the Mutya sa Tagbilaran year...), Jill Loquias (from DCPNHS who joined Miss Bohol Sandugo representing Antequera, but was crowned Miss Camiguin years after), Jennifer Lane Frerkes (the BIT beauty from Jagna who was yet a "neophyte" when she joined Maxi's Bohol Model Search 2001 (of which Leo and I were part of the organizers again) who became a commercial model in later years; of course, dear Shiela Binamira from DWCT (HNU) who was best in modelling that time.

Sorry, nagka-memory lapse na jud ko. Basta, of all the pageants that I chanced to be part of as organizer, I recall with fondness that TISBA CAmpus Girl 2000 because it was really classy - thanks to Maxi who did the choreography and designed the outfits.

My point is, highly-recommended man jud na if you send a letter to the school principals and directors. I'm sure the schools' (authorities) will field in the ladies who best represent their ideals.

I almost forgot - kana diay pod Miss Bohol Association of Catholic Schools pageants (which Rev. Fr. Val Pinlac and Ma'am Winnie Flores referred to as my "tinuig nga debosyon" because I have been part of it as judge since year 1994). The best of the schools gihapon na, then wholesome ang dating because it is sponsored by the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Tagbilaran.

While some people say that beauty pageants are a waste of time, I feel that young people (these days lagi) need to see desirable traits or attributes personied through these beauty pageants.

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This is certainly a delayed reaction... I just came across this topic... I must thank you for considering me - I'm truly honored, but if we will have this kind of contest here in TubagBohol, I suggest that we nominate the young people who could be good role models to others of their league. In these contemporary times, we need to project "truth," "goodness" and "beauty" as what I have learned from Sir Eric Canete, our philosophy teacher during our College of Arts and Sciences days at Divine Word College (now Holy Name University).

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