October 18, 2017: *** The newly-restored Holy Trinity Parish Church of Loay is formally turned-over on Sunday October 15, 2017 from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to the Diocese of Tagbilaran through Bishop Alberto Uy. ***For the very first time, Bohol landed among the 14 finalists in the search for thr Most Business-Friendly Province in the country. ***PDEA-Bohol Head Agent Nicholas Gomez admitted that the drug problem in Bohol persists despite the reduction of supply of shabu coming from Cebu. *** The administration of the Bohol District Jail is now planning to acquire an x-ray machine as part of its crackdown on the entry of contraband into the jail facility, said BDJ Warden Jail Chief Insp. Felipe Montejo. *** DILG-Bohol conducted People's Forum on Federalism on October 17, 2017 at JJ's Seafood Village with city/municipal information officers and CSO/Faith-Based Representatives as participants. ***Schools across the province are expected to conduct make-up classes in lieu of class suspensios due to the two-a nationwide raspot astrike, according toDepEdBohol SchoolVGovernace and Operations Division Chief Desiderio Delgero. ***The province is bent on making history by getting a UNESCO recognition as a global geological park, the first for Philippines. ***The symbolic unveiling of the Geomarker at the Chocolate Hills Complex on Sunday will boost Bohol's application for UNESCO declaration of the entire province as a global geological park.

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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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