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, June 09, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, June 8 (PIA) -- For the Environment Month of June, the environment department is on to school visibility and engagements as their green school campaign runs from June 1-30. 

At the recent Kapihan sa PIA, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Information Officers Cora Colarines and Jerome Pahang bared the month-long campaign gets the DENR to schools to press on more aggressive solid waste management practices and greening activities.

The Green School Campaign is on its second year this year, added information officer Jerome Pahang. 

By June and July, the DENR is set to go to schools and dish out talks and activities in line with climate change and the importance of forests, Pahang said. 
This is again a move to engage students into the habit of planting trees and taking care of the finite environment for the future generations.

In Bohol, while some schools have attempted to institutionalize solid waste management programs, the accomplishments have been far from the desired. 

To note, in Jagna town, students collect trash from school and convert them to school supplies, according to local authorities. 

We need to arrest the trash before it gets to the sea, Amiela Balaba, information officer said. 

Jagna has a thriving fishing industry and being situated in a stretch with currents so strong, garbage in the sea can easily get to be spread far and wide, ruining crucial marine environments. 

Even then, as the Deaprtment of Education campaigns for school in a garden and other greening activities, most of the programs struggle against sustainability due to lack of conviction. 

For this, the DENR would be touring schools, doing information, education and communication activities and focusing on the Environment Month theme, Colarines said. 

As to the theme, this year, the DENR Adopts Seven billion dreams, one planet, consume with care. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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