31 July 2017: *** A suspected big-time drug personality who was ranked 6th among high-value targets of Central Visayas police and allegedly also operated in Mindanao was gunned down during an anti-narcotics operation in Sierra Bullones on Saturday evening. ***In the first seven months this year, the Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) already recorded 984 traffic-related incidents where human error comprise 84.86%. ***Bohol crime volume continues to drop in three months from 748 in May to 395 by July 20. In June, the crime volume decreased to 700 or a 6.42% drop. The rate of decrease further improved to 43.57% as of July 20. ***34 ASEAN countires comprising the Asean Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) will confer on energy during Bohol's biggest international event hosting on August 7-10 at the Be Grand Resort in Panglao, which is timely as the province works hard on permanent solution to unreliable power.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol May 11, (PIA) --Expect new tourism write-ups for Bohol from a team of writers and television feature people of the country's leading networks and media organizations abroad. 

This as a team led by corporate communications manager Vivecka Singson, of Cebu Pacific Air brought in a team of nine travel and feature writers from giant television networks, major news organizations in the country including somebody from Cable News Network Philippines. 

Eager to see how Bohol has fared after a year of the devastating earthquake and how tourism has stood up after the disaster, the group also tested new products including the ones packaged by the province along with Japan International Cooperation Agency. 

The team, which visited the mystical island of Lamanoc and did the dolphin and whale watching including an island hop at the famed Pamilacan came out of Bohol with positive reviews.
Billeted at the Bellevue Hotel, the group also did a countryside Bohol tour with topnotch tour guide and professor Joseph Eric Canete.

No less than the Lamanoc Island caretaker and inhouse tour guide Fortunato Simbajon who took over the group in the treks and adventures in the mystical island. 

Lamanoc, an islet off Barangay Badiang in Anda has been believed to be a pre-hispanic ritual site of the Visayan healers and medicine men, it is also believed to be an island home of the spirits. 

Also a primary burial ground for early Boholanos, Lamanoc features old graveyards with clay potteries, dug out primary, secondary and tertiary burial coffins, hematite paintings, numerous rock shelters, ritual caves and ritual remnants. 

On the other hand, Pamilacan dolphin experience was a hit for the group, which saw over a thousand spinner and bottle nosed dolphins bow-riding and fishtailing during the early Sunday morning tour. 

The team had Angel's Wings Tours and Travels serving their tour requirements. (rac/PIA-7Bohol/PR)

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