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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Wednesday, May 13, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol May 12 (PIA) --Poised to make a new pitch at making for the province that dream tourism destination it was establishing in recent years, tourism officers hoping to get fresher inspiration elect their new set of officers during a gathering last week. 

Calling themselves the Bohol Society of Tourism Officers (BSTO) members re-elected Loon Tourism Officer Reynaldo "Reigh" Monreal.

We need him to help us sustain the momentum his leadership has implemented to get us to where we are now rising from disasters in the past, a key member of the tourism council commented after the BSTO election results was shared Friday last week. 

Aside from pushing for more aggressive Bohol cultural and heritage tourism, Monreal who is a poet, playwright and a writer per excellence has reinvigorated Loon Heritage Walk, a tour now included in the Sustainable Environment Tourism for Panglao Project, sources said. 
Also elected as Vice President is Catigbian's Tourism Officer and concurrent Sangguniang Bayan secretary Ardissa Estavilla. 

Estavilla has been largely credited for the over-all packaging of the Dagook Adventure Tourism Experience, a wholesome family adventure park in Catigbian. The recent 2013 earthquake however ruined the park, but not after allowing the town to recover its investments and use some of the tourism revenues into other pro-people ventures. 

For BSTO Secretary, members elected Flor Pagador of Batuan, the town made famous for the Makapiko River Adventure, the rare Shiphouse and the recent eco-tourism tour offered using organic rice farming culture. 

From Maribojoc, the BSTO treasurer is Mary Annie Jabines, whose Organic Demo Farm is now making waves with the tourists and specifically the poor communities in town who are now replicating their systems. 

Auditor is from tourism town of Dauis: Chris Nistal while Press Relations Officer is Tagbilaran City's Shobel Ligalig. The city is now crafting its heritage tourism blueprint with Ligalig. 

For BSTO Board of Directors (BOD) for District 1, elected are Analili Nacorda of Tubigon where Cabgan Island is fast becoming a a bat and birdwatching destination, Lorna Jadulco of Antequera, famed for its baskets, waterfalls and Sikatuna's Ellormino, where the Tree Park is pinning world environmentalists attention.

BOD for District 2 are Annaliza Chua of the famous Cambuhat River Village tours and oyster farms of Buenavista, Talibon's Rachel Sayson where the islands are perfect for hops and seafoods teem, and Iamae Mae Acedo of Ubay, Bohol's Agri-tourism capital. 

Elected District 3 BOD are Elizabeth Balaba of Jagna, original home of calamay and black corals, Fred Tutor Janiola of Canumangtad Falls in Candijay and Maria Stella Reyes Salaysay of Dimiao, the place of the centuries old church, Ermita ruins and splendid waterfalls. 

Capitol based Bohol Tourism Office under Josephine Cabarrus exercises supervision over BSTO. (rac/PIA-7Bohol/PR)

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