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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Wednesday, April 29, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, April 28 (PIA)—From a negative two percent satisfaction rating in 2013, City Mayor John Geesnel Yap continued his rising satisfaction streak to positive 85% in 2015, equivalent to excellent, a survey of the Holy Name University (HNU) showed. 

The young city mayor, who was just a city councilor in March and April 2013, decided to cast his political hat in the arena, scrounging from a negative satisfaction rating, a comparative chart presented at the Bohol Polls Presentation inside the HNU High School Educational Media Center April 28 at 2:00 PM. 

The HNU Bohol Poll, which was done in March 26 to April 17 of this year, also showed Tagbilaranons fully aware of Mayor Yap as the city’s chief executive, an awareness that run true to all classes, gender and age groups. 

Yap in fact hit a 100% awareness level in the city, which means every one of the 100 city respondents know who their mayor is. 

A high awareness level for the City mayor came also with the +85% net satisfaction: where the city executive earned a 91% satisfaction rating from the 100 city survey respondents. Only 6 of the 100 survey respondents in Tagbilaran gave the mayor a dissatisfied rating while 3 respondents are undecided. 

According to Maria Paz Espiritu, Bohol Poll Project Manager, they got Mayor Yap’s net satisfaction rating by subtracting from the satisfied the dissatisfied, thus 85% net satisfaction. 

Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso earned a +55 % net satisfaction rating from city voters: 68% are satisfied with Veloso, 13 are dissatisfied and 18 are undecided as yet. 

VM Veloso worked from a +39 in 2012 to a sagging +16 net satisfaction rating in 2013. By 2014, Veloso regained with a +50 net rating until +55 % or 5 percent gain in a year. 

Both officials scored +69% net satisfaction rating in insuring adequacy of drinking water, +55 in protecting the environment, +51 in investment promotions, +49 in traffic management, +36 in protecting life and property, +24 in providing livelihood employment and +6 net satisfaction rating in reducing graft and corruption. 

And while the city leadership scored low in reducing graft and corruption, the poll trending tracker showed that the same mission of reducing graft scored -28 % satisfaction in 2011; -17 % in 2012; -33 in 2013, - 1 in 2014 and then finally showing signs of improvement over the threshold with +6%. 

The city anti graft record is, in fact bigger than that of the provincial government which only netted -14 in reducing graft and corruption. 

Capitol worked in ridding the government of graft and corruption with -12% in 2011, -13% in 2012, +5 in 2013, -2 in 2014 and then dipping to -14% in 2015. (rac/PIA-7Bohol)

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