February 21, 2018: *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DepEd Bohol Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos led Provincial Government and DepEd officials in the blessing of the newly rehabilitated CPG Sports Complex to make it ready for use during Bohol's hosting of CVRAA 2018 which opens on Feb. 25 *** Pre-CVRAA activities in Bohol will begin on February 23 and will officially open on Feb. 25 with a holy mass at 2pm, followed by a parade at 3:30pm which will lead to the CPG Sports Complex. ***Bohol will host 11,737 delegates from 19 divisions in the whole of Central Visayas for 2018 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) 2018 hosting, according to DepEd Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto bared that Bohol got 48% increase in production of rice, the highest record in the country in 2017, as confirmed by the Department of Agriculture (DA). *** PDEA-7 Director Emerson Margate said that PDEA which leads the oversight committee still needs to review the drug status of 500 barangays in Bohol before confirming them as drug free. *** Over a year into the government's nationwide campaign against narcotics trade, none of Bohol's 1,109 barangays have officially been recognized as drug-free by the regional oversight committee that assess drug presence in villages. *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DA-7 Director Leo Caneda led the ribbon cutting and opening exhibits of the 3-day 18th Ubi Festival today. This year's festival is themed: "Ubi, Hamiling Lagutmon Ikapasigarbo sa mga Turista sa Tanang Panahon."

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Bohol celebrates Provincial Day of Peace

BOHOL, Feb. 12 (PIA)--The province commemorated yesterday the declaration of Bohol as "Insurgency-Free Bohol" dubbed as the Provincial Day of Peace.

Six years ago, the province was declared insurgency free. In 2014, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed Resolution 2014-005 declaring February 11 as Provincial Day of Peace in order to put value on peace, order and human security. It also saw the launching of a Non-killing Boholano society where rule of law prevails. 

The Provincial Day of Peace kicked off with a Walk/Run for Peace and Development from CPG Sports Complex to Plaza Rizal at 4 a.m..

At 7 a.m., Bohol leaders and stakeholder representatives attended a Holy Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral where Diocese of Tagbilaran Bishop Leonardo Medroso delivered a homily on Jesus and the values of understanding, compassion and grace as the key to peace.
In the afternoon, a motorcade from Sandugo Monument and a parade from Plaza Rizal going to CPG Sports Complex started simultaneously at 3 p.m. 

A commemorative program followed at CPG Sports Complex where Bohol leaders, national/provincial/city government offices, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) and students attended the program themed “Kahiusahan, Kalinaw Ug Kalambuan”, which featured messages of peace through speeches, contests and presentations. 

Gov. Edgar Chatto, in a message read by Board Member Benjie Arcamo, underscored peace as a shared responsibility as he spoke of peace as a prerequisite to development. The governor thanked law enforcers, citizens, students, professionals, farmers, fisher folks, and all Boholanos who are united in working towards making Bohol crime-free, insurgency free, drug free and trouble free. 

"Our collective sacrifice is best rewarded with a progressive society founded on peace, harmony & mutual respect,” Chatto said. 

The Boholanos ended the activity by lighting candles and formed the peace sign during the program in observance of the Provincial Day of Peace. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

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