October 18, 2017: *** The newly-restored Holy Trinity Parish Church of Loay is formally turned-over on Sunday October 15, 2017 from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to the Diocese of Tagbilaran through Bishop Alberto Uy. ***For the very first time, Bohol landed among the 14 finalists in the search for thr Most Business-Friendly Province in the country. ***PDEA-Bohol Head Agent Nicholas Gomez admitted that the drug problem in Bohol persists despite the reduction of supply of shabu coming from Cebu. *** The administration of the Bohol District Jail is now planning to acquire an x-ray machine as part of its crackdown on the entry of contraband into the jail facility, said BDJ Warden Jail Chief Insp. Felipe Montejo. *** DILG-Bohol conducted People's Forum on Federalism on October 17, 2017 at JJ's Seafood Village with city/municipal information officers and CSO/Faith-Based Representatives as participants. ***Schools across the province are expected to conduct make-up classes in lieu of class suspensios due to the two-a nationwide raspot astrike, according toDepEdBohol SchoolVGovernace and Operations Division Chief Desiderio Delgero. ***The province is bent on making history by getting a UNESCO recognition as a global geological park, the first for Philippines. ***The symbolic unveiling of the Geomarker at the Chocolate Hills Complex on Sunday will boost Bohol's application for UNESCO declaration of the entire province as a global geological park.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Bohol takes part in a billion trees goal

Tagbilaran City, Bohol, May 27 (PIA)---ALREADY carving a name for its policies on environmental protection and conservation, such is not enough. 

Bohol’s distinction as the province to enact the country’s first environment ordinance, of keeping the honor of innovation in coastal environment management programs and a packet of man-made forest as proof, Boholanos could always shrug its shoulders over environmental disasters occurring elsewhere. 

But it did not because it can not. 

Still seeing a much bigger responsibility behind keeping a verdant Bohol, Governor Edgar Chatto announced Friday his vision of rallying Boholanos to positively contribute to the global adaptations against the ravishing effects of a threat brought about by global warming and climate change. 

At his weekly radio program aired live all over Bohol radios, Chatto announced the plan to launch Green Bohol reforestation and tree planting program to preserve the environment and anchor the province’s commitment to the one billion trees the Administration of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is advocating. 

Green Bohol is a local adaptation of the Green Philippines which aims to put up an effective protection of the environment especially in fragile ecosystems while adopting sustainable management and use of natural resources, a National Economic Development Authority website said. 

And what’s a better launch date than on the day the country commemorates its Independence Day, which could also be symbolic of declaring freedom from these climate change spawned threats. 

The governor said Bohol is launching the program on June 12, one that is aimed to drum beat support for the activity that would be implemented simultaneously in all towns of Bohol the following week. 

“We remind our people of the individual launching of the tree planting activities to drum up our support for the tree planting is with the Independence Day program in the towns,” the governor stated on air. 

“This advocacy is also in line with our thrust of making Bohol a model province for environmental protection and sustainable environmental management,” he intoned. 

While the launching is done on June 12, Chatto said the actual planting under [Bohol] commitment is in time for the Arbor Day on June 25. 

He also urged the Boholanos to “do our share of greening Bohol as our contribution to the whole program not just of the country but to the whole world to positively contribute to the adaptations for climate change.” (Rey Anthony Chiu)

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