As part of the efforts of Gov. Hilario P. Davide III’s administration to constantly equip and update emergency personnel with the ability to address complex threats of disaster, the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) conducted its 4th Emergency Responders Congress last Aug. 29 to 31.
Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III led the inauguration and blessing of the new P8.2 million worth multi-purpose building at Don Dionisio Jakosalem Plaza in Barangay Poblacio, Dumanjug, Cebu last Aug. 23. With the governor in the activity were Cebu’s 7th District Rep. Peter John Calderon, Provincial Board Members Christopher Baricuatro and Gerome Librando, Mayor Guntrano Gica, Vice Mayor Rainero Asentista, village chiefs and the Municipal Hall department heads. During the activity, the Municipal Government of Dumanjug also distributed financial assistance to at least 30 barangays. Of these barangays, 14 got P1 million each, while the 16 other barangays received P150,000 each as financial assistance. Gica said that the distribution of the financial assistance is a fulfillment of his promise to help the town’s villages. The mayor also thanked the administration of Davide and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale for their continued support to the municipal government. He said that the Capitol gave P10 million in cash assistance for the road concreting of the barangays. Davide, in response, assured Dumanjug that the Province will continue to extend assistance for the development of the town.
The Cebu Provincial Government, through the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office, launched today its 3-day travel fair dubbed as “Cebu Journeys.” Visit the Capitol Social Hall and Dome to get to know more about Cebu’s attractions and local products, as well as have the chance to grab travel packages during this affair, which runs from Aug. 28 up to Aug. 30. Mrs. Jobel Angan-Davide, First Lady of the Province, together with Japan Consul General Chiharu Tsuruoka, Korean Consul General Oh Sungyong, DOT 7 Director Shalimar Tamano, and People's Republic of China Consul General Shi Yong lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially kicks off the 3-day travel fair, which was attended by local government executives and other dignitaries. Capitol tourism officer Boboi Costas earlier said that the travel fair is a way for the Province to articulate its Six-Key Development Agenda, by recognizing the role of local government units and communities in tourism and countryside development and tapping them as part of the celebration.
Gov. Hilario P. Davide III distributed at least P1.5 million worth of agri-machineries and farm equipment to farmers' associations in 46 towns this morning during the 4th Farmers' Day at the Capitol. The event was part of the Cebu Provincial Government's month-long celebration of the 449th founding anniversary of Cebu Province.
The month-long celebration for the 449th founding anniversary of the Province of Cebu kicked-off this morning with the flag-raising ceremony led by Gov. Hilario P. Davide III, Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, and the Provincial Board members, as well as the Capitol’s department heads. Mayors of Cebu’s towns and cities also graced the event to raise the flags of their respective localities. After the flag-raising, the officials proceeded to the opening of the Tabo sa Kapitolyo: Agri-fishery trade fair, where native delicacies and products from LGUs in Cebu are sold starting today until August 6.
A total of 2,009 senior citizen residents of ten barangays in Santander, Cebu received gift packs of 3 kilos of rice, canned goods and a box of milk from the Province through the "Halad Alang Kang Lolo ug Lola" program last Friday, April 7, 2017. The distribution was led by Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale, Mayor Marilyn S. Wenceslao, and 2nd District Provincial Board (PB) Member Hon. Jose Mari D. Salvador.
The Cebu Provincial Government harvested more than 300 kilos of bangus in its fishery farm in Barangay Pandacan, municipality of Pinamungahan last October 24. An estimated 600 kilos more of bangus are due for harvest next week. But the management said they can no longer hit their harvest target of seven tons for this year. - See more at: http://www.cebu.gov.ph/news/capitol-pond-harvests-300-kilos-bangus/#sthash.X1FYcr2A.dpuf
Tabogon town, north Cebu formally activates its Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) for each of the town’s barangays. Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Commission (CPADAC) Executive Director Joey Herrera assured BADACs that the Province is willing to help and assist in their efforts to curb illegal drug activities in their respective barangays.
More than a hundred couples in the city of Naga realized their dreams to finally march on the aisle of matrimony. At least 173 couples in 28 city barangays benefited from the mass wedding ceremony last September 3 at St. Francis de Assisi Parish. The mass wedding is a yearly activity sponsored by the city government of Naga led by Mayor Valdemar Chiong.
After a hiatus of a little over a decade, a musical group at the Cebu Provincial Capitol once again rises up to the challenge of playing beautiful music before co-workers and guests alike. With a variety of song genres up its sleeves, from the 60s to the 90s ballads and fast tunes, hip-hop, mild rock and the latest hits, the Capitol Muzikmakers exerts efforts to stock up more songs whenever time allows.
Nine months have passed since super typhoon Yolanda hit the northern part of Cebu, including the municipality of Daanbantayan. However, the resilience of the town remains strong amidst adversity. “United with the Almighty God’s unceasing guidance and blessing, the Kandayan-ons have shown their natural resiliency and extraordinary ability to rise from the rubbles of Yolanda as we never wavered in our belief that we can survive, and not just survive, but be better than we were before,” said Mayor Augusto D. Corro in his fiesta message.
The two-day holiday last Aug. 21 and 25 failed to lure job hunters into making a long trip home in their towns. Instead, many joined in the local job fair at the Capitol Social Hall held last Aug. 24. More than 1,000 job seekers have participated in the event, hoping to find their respective places in any of the 34 firms recruiting qualified applicants. Of the 1,107 applicants, 604 were females and 503 males. Around 1,073 of them who underwent interview. Some 883 of the applicants were considered for final interview.
Earlier this morning, Cebu Provincial Governor Hilario P. Davide III and Vice-Governor Agnes A. Magpale welcomed the arrival of Myanmar President Thein Sein at the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) with the rest of the ministers of Myanmar Government. There were 61 delegates including their president.
Israeli Humanitarian Mission gets a send-off ceremony initiated by Central Command (CENCOM) Major General John Bonafos gave the Award of Military Civic Action Medal to Colnel Shai Brovender, IDF Military Attache to the Philippines. Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) together with Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale attended the event.
Governor Hilario Davide III together with Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, 3rd District Board Member Gigi Sanchez-Zaballero, Vice Mayor Ma. Honeylette Yapha-Lingad, Municipal Councilor Jeffrey Anthony Yapha and Hon. Geraldine Yapha gathered to attend the mass oath-taking ceremonies in Pinamungajan today.
The local government units (LGUs) should be given a major role when the national government starts crafting its national rehabilitation framework for the typhoon-hit areas in the country. This is what the business sector said to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Representative Shanaka Jay Peiris, whose agency offered advisory and technical assistance in the formulation of reconstruction policy of the national government.
Three C-130 planes from the Indonesian Government loaded with relief goods have also landed at the Mactan Benito Ebuen Airbase on Thursday November 14. Governor Hilario Davide III formally received the goods from the Indonesian Government represented by Yohanes Kristiarto Soeryo Legowo, Indonesian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
As soon as Capitol engineers and Filmon Hardware, Inc. tested and checked the 12 brand new generator sets, PGSO labeled the units and are all set to be send to the northern areas of Cebu. These gen sets will be used to energize the water systems of municipalities affected by the super typhoon Yolanda. Gen set recipients are: Pilar, San Francisco, Poro, Tudela in the Camotes group of islands; Madridejos, Bantayan, and Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island; Daanbantayan, Medellin, San Remigio, Bogo City, and Tabogon in the mainland northern Cebu.
A compilation of Imagery of volunteers help in repacking relief goods at the Capitol. These relief goods are to be distributed to the northern towns of #Cebu which were devastated by the super typhoon #YolandaPH last November 8, 2013. Cebu Provincial Government started its relief operations the day after the typhoon hit northern Cebu.
Right after the super typhoon #YolandaPH that hit Visayas area last November 8, Gov. Hilario P. Davide III arrived at the Provincial Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management - Cebu Province (PDDREMO) and directed the team led by Neil Snachez to proceed with the clearing operations in northern Cebu. Super typhoon Yolanda slammed into land over Daanbantayan town in Cebu at around 9:40 AM which resulted to massive damages to properties in most northern areas of Cebu and left hundreds of families homeless.
The aerial images of the areas impacted by super typhoon Yolanda. This was photographed last Saturday, November 9, this covers the northern part of Cebu. High resolution images for press releases are available upon request. Just PM and address your request to Ms. Ethel Natera with your email address. Thank you. Aerial photos by Clark Pelaez.
SM Prime Holdings, Inc. President, Hans Sy donated 5M to Cebu Province as a sign of solidarity with the people of Cebu. The said financial assistance is intended for Province's relief efforts for evacuees, clearing operations, as well as rebuilding and rehabilitation of earthquake affected areas.
President Benigno Simeon Aquino visits Cebu Province today with other cabinet members. They earlier had a brief meeting with Governor Hilario Davide III and made visits in some areas that were badly hit Cebu by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that happened yesterday morning. Along with Governor Davide, several public officials were also there.
Capitol holds Stakeholders' Consultative Summit last October 2 in pursuant to the new administration's agenda for the Province of Cebu. The participants, who are mostly mayors in the towns and component cities, shared their inputs about the programs and projects that the province should focus on. The Summit is a realization of Governor Davide's bottom up approach. It opens up the stakeholders to identify the urgent issues that they need the capitol to prioritize as well as to help capitol solve the problems by offering plan of actions.
The Cebu Provincial Government together with the Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management - Cebu Province acknowledges those involved during the said Humanitarian Response Operations from both the government and the private sectors during the Recognition Rites held at the Provincial Social Hall
The Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum Foundation Inc. or SCHMFI is planning to make the 99 year old Gotiaco Building a Chinese Heritage museum, the building was built on 1914 and owned by Don Pedro Gotiaco, a Chinese businessman. It is the 1st building in Cebu to have an elevator. It is situated in the City Center in Downtown Cebu across the Cebu City Hall.
To improve lives by providing health services and medical assistance, the Cebu Provincial Government together with 2nd District Representatives and the Local Government Unit in the Municipality of Dumanjug successfully held the first medical and dental mission at Brgy. Tangil, Dumanjug last September 20,2013
KBP Cebu Chapter in an Open Forum with Government IOs KBP Cebu Chapter hosts a dialogue between government information officers and the news media called “Strengthening Partnership for an Empowered Community” at the Marcelo Fernan Cebu Press Center. This is part of the activities related to Cebu Press Freedom Week.
The Cebu Provincial Government spearheaded by Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) and Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale together with Board Members Hon. Peter John Calderon, Hon. Christoper Baricuatro, Hon. Jude Durano-Sybico and Hon. Miguel Antonio Magpale distribute six ambulances to the different LGUs.
Growing a Better Future: The Cebu Provincial Government led by Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun) in partnership with Carmen Copper Corp., took hands in "Tree Planting Day" in Toledo City this morning. This is in support of the National Greening Program (NGP) of President Benigno Aquino III under Executive Order No. 26 and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG’s) Memorandum Circular 21 on the Billion Trees Program.
The Cebu Corn Stalkholders Summit 2013 with the theme: "Malungtarong Pamaisan alang sa Malabuong Sugbo" in collaboration with the Ceu Provincial Government and NGOs aims to achieve potential and production, outlook of corn situation linking farm produce to market and exhibit success stories of FSTP farmers.
The joint Congressional Committee on Cooperatives conducted a public hearing on the proposed bill that would reorganize the cooperative development authority. Officials present were Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos,Jr., Rep. Cresente C. Paez, Rep. Pablo Garcia, Gov. Hilario P. Davide,Jr., Mr. Emmanuel Santiaguel, Mr. Felipe Deri and Ms. Mercedes Castillo etc.
"Mabuhi ang bag-ong kasal!", says Governor Hilario Davide III to the 138 new couples during the Mass Wedding held at the St. Francis of Assisi in Naga City, Cebu this morning. The governor together with Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale, 1st District Cong. Samsam Gullas and Executive Secretary Atty. Christine Chiong, daughter of Naga City Mayor Val Chiong stood as the principal sponsors of the wedding. A bride reportedly goes into labor while 3 others fainted during the mass
The Cebu Association of City and Municipal Public Information Officers (CAOCAMPIO) hold its regular monthly meeting today at Talisay City Hall. Few issues that were tackled were about the Danger of Using Butane Gas discussed by DOE Visayas Research Specialist, Engr. Rey Maleza and Presentation of Talisay City Best Practices presented by City Planning and Development Coordinator, Engr. Christine Homez.
Liberal Party Second District members took oath awhile ago at Chikaan sa Cebu, Salinas Drive. Among present were Governor Hilario P. Davide III (Junjun), Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale, 2nd District Representative Willy Caminero, 2nd District Board Members Peter John Calderon and Christopher Baricuatro.
Around 150 Capitol employees from different departments joined other LGUs for the Clean Up Operations in Cordova due to oil spill that reached the coastlines of the said municipality that posed a grave threat to the marine life of the area. The oil spill resulted from the sunken m/v St. Thomas Aquinas that collided with Sulpicio Express Cargo ship last August 16, 2013.
The most awaited part of the program was a dance contest dubbed as Sayaw sa Kapitolyo participated by the Capitol employees in various offices. It was one of the cultural highlights of the founding anniversary that features retro music such as cha-cha, sway, boogie among others. It was held at the Capitol social hall where employees from different departments had witnessed the competition. Each group gave a delightful performance during the show.
In harmony with the Provincial Government’s thrust of promoting work-life balance in the Capitol and instilling health awareness among its employees, the Office of the Governor hosted the “Health and Wellness Activity Day” which was attended to by 350 of its employees. A part of the weeklong celebration of the 444th Founding Anniversary of the Province of Cebu, the event was held at the Capitol Social Hall on 02 August 2013.
In its effort to showcase and exhibit Cebuano products and delicacies, the Provincial Government of Cebu launched the 2013 Agri Trade Fair on 01 August 2013. Gov. Hilario Davide III graced the opening of this event that was one of the highlights of the 444th Founding Anniversary of the Province of Cebu. Provincial mayors, vice-mayors and members of the Provincial Board also attended the event.
The Province of Cebu celebrated the 444th Founding Anniversary with the theme:”Pagtambayayong alang sa Kauswagan ug Kalambuan” (Cooperation for Progress and Development) starting August 01, 2013. As usual, the traditional opening of the event which is the flag raising ceremony was attended by Gov. Hilario Davide III, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, members of the Provincial Board, municipal mayors and Capitol employees.
For his new and bigger assignment in Manila, Police Chief Superintendent (PCSupt) Marcelo P. Garbo Jr. formally relinquished his post as Philippine National Police (PNP) 7 director on Friday, July 11. Meanwhile, PCSupt Generoso Cerbo Jr. replaced Garbo in an interim capacity, with the latter taking the post as National Capital Region Police Office chief.
Provincial Acting Governor Agnes Magpale together with PCL President Hon. Carmen Remedios Durano-Meca, Provincial Board members Sun Shimura and Miguel Antonio Magpale led the Independence Day rite at the Capitol grounds. This started by the simultaneous nationwide flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony at the Lapu-lapu shrine.
Historical sites of Museo Sugbo, Casa Gorordo Museum, Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, University of Southern Philippines Foundation - Rizaliana Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, and Fort San Pedro during Ramon Aboitiz Founidation Inc. - Gabii sa Kabilin. GSK is a special annual event, where people visit museums and heritage sites in one night
Acting Governor Vice Governor-elect Agnes Magpale led the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon for the 10th Philippine Building and Construction Exposition (Philbex), 7th Cebu Auto Show and the 5th Cebu Food and Beverage Exposition (Cefbex) last May 23-26 at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC), Mandaue City.
Through the Resolution No. 9700, the Comelec authorized the lowering of the canvassing threshold to enable boards of canvassers in the regions to proclaim winning candidates even if not all the results have been transmitted and received. For the list of proclaimed officials you may visit Cebu Monthly facebook page.
In commemorating the historical event of World War (WW) II, the re-enactment of Talisay Landing held at the beachfront in Barangay Poblacion, Talisay City last March 26, 2013 shows the patriotism of Filipinos. Cebu Acting Governor Agnes Magpale shared 100 thousand pesos to Talisay City Government as support for the said event. Talisay City spent 1.5 million pesos for the renovation of the landing area and another 500,000 pesos for the activity.
The Sarok Festival is celebrated on Consolacion’s foundation day, the 14th of February. The festival got its name from “sarok,” a kind of hat made of bamboo strips and dried banana leaves. The event is a virtual smorgasbord of street dancing and local colors. The highlight was a dance competition named after the festival and divided into two categories: Elementary and Secondary.
Widely popular among the young, Bisrock is a recent cultural phenomenon and is instrumental in the revival of Cebu’s local music scene. This is why Board Member Magpale ensured Bisrock to be part of the celebration by giving free concert performed by Missing Filemon in Danao City last February 23.
To kick off the month-long celebration, the launching was held at the historical Museo Sugbo last February 1 which was attended by some government officials, university students, representatives of city museums, Teachers, artists and exhibitors. Renowned local artists, fine arts students from University of the Philippines (UP) and University of San Carlos (USC) publicly displayed their artworks at the newly opened gallery of the Provincial Museum and Legislative Building of the Cebu Provincial Capitol
Recently Acting Governor Agnes A. Magpale promoted 32 Capitol employees to higher positions. The employees who come from various departments have been in the government service at the Capitol for more than five years. Their promotion is based on the required Very Satisfactory rating of the services rendered in their respective offices.
Students from Brgy. Tejero Elementary School spent their Saturdays productively at Museo Sugbo -- exploring Cebu's history and expressing their artistry. This is in part of the celebration of the Cebu Arts and Culture Month with the theme: "Mga Batan-on: Ang Magpaluntad ug Mag-amoma sa mga Lumad nga mga Hiyas." They were truly grateful while enjoying the activities and very hopeful to have another set of mind enriching activities.
Fun, awesome, fantastic, and amazing! This is how the people described the word ‘suroy-suroy.’ According to Lucena Rose Manggubat Magdadaro, guest traveler, ‘suroy-suroy’ is a Visayan word which means the act of travelling from one place to another. More relaxing, not in a hurry, this is what the former Department of Tourism Director Patria Aurora Roa experienced in this year’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo.