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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Monday, June 08, 2015

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol June 5 (PIA) --Within the school year, the government through the Department of Education (DepED) would be spending over P786 million just to equip secondary schools with classrooms for the senior high schools. 

Bohol Division School Governance and Operations Chief Desiderio Deligero said the sum comprises of 241 classrooms in Bohol's second district, 226 classrooms in Bohol's Third District and 112 class rooms for the First District. 

At the Kapihan sa PIA last week, Deligero, also said the sum of 579 new classrooms for Bohol's senior high schools have been bid by the public works department and would be erected in 119 school sites all over the province. 

Biggest chunk of budget for classrooms among the districts fall for Congressman Aristotle Aumentado's district with P331,519,345. Congressman Arthur Yap's district comes next with P298, 244,783 while the first district of Congressman Rene Relampagos gets P156,869,535. 

Some of the classrooms are now built, some are still being constructed, but Deligero assures that with the projects already bade out, its completion within the year is assured. 

Of the elementary levels, the earthquake of 2013 ruined a good number of classrooms that the DepED identified 1260 class rooms for replacement in the high schools and 1567 in the elementary. 

For the high schools, the DepEd has completed 268 class room replacements using the Quick Response Fund assistance while an initiative of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) funded 216 of these new classrooms. 

Meanwhile, PAGCOR has constructed 91 standard classrooms this school year, Deligero said. 

As of April 30, he added, the Dep[ED in Bohol has completed 623 replacement classrooms while another 166 have been constructed by interest groups making a total of 789 classrooms readied for the school opening. 

He also said that the rest, or some 622 of the classrooms which have been funded by the newly released batch 3 of the Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF).

As for major repairs, DepEd identified 985 classrooms all over Bohol, and as of the last weeks of May, 2015, the repairs, which suffered from lack of available supply material and carpenter construction workers achieved a combined accomplishment of 25%. 

Deligero however is certain these constructions can be completed in time for the end of June. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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