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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Tuesday, May 19, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol May 14 (PIA) --Starting Monday, May 18 to May 23, the Department of Education spearheads the National School Maintenance Week and rolls out Brigada Eskwela 2015. 

Through Memorandum 41, series of 2015, the DepED adopts Tayo para sa Kalinisan, Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng ating mga Paaralan, while engaging all stakeholders to contribute time, effort and resources in ensuring that public schools and their facilities are readied for the opening of school year 2015-2016 

At the recent Kapihan sa PIA, Ivory Garces, DepEDs Adopt-a-School focal person said, apart from ensuring clean and accident free schools, the DepEd intends to mainstream disaster preparedness principles in schools. 

This is while maintaining school preparedness and disaster safety guides to transform schools into safe learning facilities, Garces explained meaning the annual Brigada Eskwela. 
Brigada Eskwela enlivens the spirit of voluntarism from all education stakeholders: Government and non government organizations, teachers, parents and concerned organizations to take part in the repair and maintenance activities.

Following this, it also presupposes that Brigada Eskwela does not make non participation a requisite for a kid's enrolment, and even collecting fees for the activity is never allowed, the DepED clarified. 

We render voluntary work for the Brigada, because we care for our kids and their comfort while getting public education, we know they are in a safe building, one parent who said he will render service shared to PIA. 

This Monday, Bohol Division would be opening the week with a caravan from the Division office to Sta. Cruz Elementary School in Maribojoc, where the launching program would be held.

At the same school site, the DepEd would be recognizing elementary and secondary schools which have shown good examples in the implementation of the school maintenance activities last year. 

Cited and made Bohol entries to the regional fest of best Brigada implementers are two Bohol high schools and two elementary schools.

In the afternoon, Garces said the DepED is doing a massive volunteer work at the Sta. Cruz Elementary School.

The same school, which sits on the loose reclaimed land on top of a hill at the church complex, was massively hit by the earthquake, buildings blown off by Yolanda and the succeeding storms while a fire gutted three of its classrooms at the height of storm Seniang. (rac/PIA-7Bohol)

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