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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Thursday, November 05, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol November 4 (PIA)—Three Boholanos and two more picked this year’s annual Carlos P. Garcia (CPG) Awards as Bohol pauses to remember Bohol’s most illustrious son during his 119th Birth Anniversary.

The CPG Awards is an annual recognition given to those who excelled in their respective fields of endeavor, fields which have reflected the ideals and philosophy of the late Boholano President CPG, according to Gov Edgar Chatto.

This is in the hope of providing Boholanos the inspiration to continue the strive for excellence and innovation, Capitol sources said. 

For CPG’s love of sports as he himself was an chess player, CPG awards organizers awarded Boholano boxer Jessel Mark Magsayo, Magnifico this year’s sports citation. 
Born in Tagbilaran in 1995, Magsayo has had four wins in the 122 kilograms weight in 2013 and another four wins in 2014. Acknowledged boxer who slipped under the radar, Magsayo tucked more wins under his belt fighting under the featherweight division with 12 fights 12 wins, ten of them under an impressive knockout tally since his May 25, 2013 professional debut. 

Now the titleholder for the world Interim Boxing Federation featherweight belt after he defended his belt against Mexican Yardley Suarez in Carson California USA, this October, Magsayo brought pride and honor to Bohol, thus the CPG award. 

In the field of music, another CPG awardee is former Bohol first lady Enriquieta Butalid.

A bachelor in Music, Piano major graduate of the College of the Holy Spirit in Manila, Butalid organized Bohol Cultural Society in 1984, Bohol Youth Choir in 1980, a prime mover of the arts awardee and woman achiever in the field of music. 

Herself the wife of former governor Rolando Butalid, Enriquieta capped her accomplishments with Excellence in Music award by the City Government in 2015. 

In the field of social development, 1025 CPG awardee is PROCESS Bohol Executive Director and Bohol Alliance of Non Government Organizations (Bangon) Director Emilia Roslinda.

A civil engineering graduate from the University of Bohol, Roslinda started her social development work when she was elected Punong Barangay of Buenos Aires, Tubigon. 

From there, she involved herself with community development work in the numerous challenging tasks of community work, which led her to the fields of research, community organizing, human resource management, organizational development and the nitty gritty of government partnerships in her capacity as NGO worker. 

Meanwhile, non-Boholanos as they are, two more individuals receive the CGP awards in the form of special citations for their consistent service to Bohol and its people by way of their service to their respective government offices. 

Also cited was Philippine Ports Authority Port Manager Annie Lee Manese, who has largely been instrumental in the quick rehabilitation of the tourist port of Tagbilaran and who has consistently lobbied for the development of the crucial public infrastructure that would be a conduit of Bohol’s over-all development. 

For peace and order, CPG Awards issued a special citation to PSSupt Dennis Agustin, Bohol’s top cop for his unquestionable dedication to bring Bohol to its glorious perch as among the most peaceful provinces in the country. 

In the awarding ceremonies were local officials and Congressman Leni Robredo, who was the keynote speaker during the 119th CPG Birth Anniversary celebrated November 4. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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