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, October 27, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, October 26 (PIA)--The Philippines recently completes the week-long training for host media liaison officers (HMLO) to assist international economies state media coming for the Asia Pacific Economic Council (APEC) ministers conference set November 17-20. 

This as the country readies to receive and host with the highest honors afforded for international leaders as 21 APEC member economies leaders land in Manila for the concluding APEC ministers conference this November 17-20.

The HMLO training, conducted by Revimarc de Mesa, international protocol consultant at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) happened at the Executive Secretaries Gallery of the Malacanang's Mabini Hall on October 20 and at the different APEC venues by the second through the fourth day.
The training, set for host media liaison officers equips local media to facilitate the coverage of international media tagging along with the APEC economy delegations in the numerous conferences as well as in designated state visits and the council's formal events, explained Deputy Director General for the Philippine Information Agency Virgilio Galvez. 

HMLOS are also expected to be professional aides of the international media delegations, organize their events in the Philippines, guide them through coverage, facilitate in the setting up of mobility as well as logistic requirements, be sources of local information and a host of other charm tasks, de Mesa said. 

That time, beginning as early as November 10, dignitaries from countries bordering the Pacific Ocean and sharing it, descend upon Manila for series of meetings, state visits and conferences including APEC advisory council meetings converge to lay out the APEC economic development blueprint for the future, explained Presidential Spokesperson Herminio Coloma. 

The APEC economies, roughly about 21 of the members also tag along with them their local media, which the host government estimate to be around 3,500 of them also pouring into the capital city for coverages, separate missions and tasks to highlight the Philippines and how they could enhance economic integration. 

Pre event preparations need to be facilitated including the registration and accreditation of media personalities to pass through immigration, facilitation of the shipping in of foreign media equipment through customs as well as to brief them of the APEC protocols laid out by the host country. 

In Manila, accredited hotels and venues for the meetings have also been spruced up and security set-ups installed to make the events successful, before the first official arrives at the Manila International Airport this month. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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