February 21, 2018: *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DepEd Bohol Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos led Provincial Government and DepEd officials in the blessing of the newly rehabilitated CPG Sports Complex to make it ready for use during Bohol's hosting of CVRAA 2018 which opens on Feb. 25 *** Pre-CVRAA activities in Bohol will begin on February 23 and will officially open on Feb. 25 with a holy mass at 2pm, followed by a parade at 3:30pm which will lead to the CPG Sports Complex. ***Bohol will host 11,737 delegates from 19 divisions in the whole of Central Visayas for 2018 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) 2018 hosting, according to DepEd Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto bared that Bohol got 48% increase in production of rice, the highest record in the country in 2017, as confirmed by the Department of Agriculture (DA). *** PDEA-7 Director Emerson Margate said that PDEA which leads the oversight committee still needs to review the drug status of 500 barangays in Bohol before confirming them as drug free. *** Over a year into the government's nationwide campaign against narcotics trade, none of Bohol's 1,109 barangays have officially been recognized as drug-free by the regional oversight committee that assess drug presence in villages. *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DA-7 Director Leo Caneda led the ribbon cutting and opening exhibits of the 3-day 18th Ubi Festival today. This year's festival is themed: "Ubi, Hamiling Lagutmon Ikapasigarbo sa mga Turista sa Tanang Panahon."

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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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