August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino III has declared the third Monday of June of every year as National Tour Guides' Day in recognition of the contribution of the tourist guides' sector in the development, promotion and sustainability of tourism in the Philippines. 

The Chief Executive issued the declaration by virtue of Proclamation No. 574 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on May 7. 

"Tourism is an indispensable element of the national economy and an industry of national interest and importance, which must be harnessed as an engine of socio-economic growth and cultural affirmation," President Aquino said. 

The President noted that Republic Act. No. 9593 or the “Tourism Act of 2009,” promotes a tourism industry that is ecologically sustainable, responsible and participative. 

"Tour guides play a very significant role in tourism, as they promote, market and advocate the Philippines as a tourism destination, creating a favorable image of the country and contributing to an enriching Philippine experience for local and foreign visitors," he said. 

"The National Tour Guides’ Day provides an opportunity for professional tour guides to convene and conduct activities that will promote and advance their profession, and that will also draw the attention of authorities, the public and the media to the quality and the value of their work," he stressed. (PND)

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