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, February 18, 2016

EDSA 30th anniversary is non-working holiday

TAGBILARAN CITY, February 17, (PIA)—Then considered a special holiday for all the schools, February 25, 2016 is now a special non working holiday throughout the country. 

Through Proclamation 1071, signed July 15, 2015, President Benigno Aquino assented to the request of the EDSA People's Power Commission to declare February 25, 2016 as a special (non working) holiday throughout the country. 

This is in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. 

EDSA, or more appropriately Epifanio de los Santos Avenue is that long stretch of highway became the venue of a massive gathering of people in 1986, all coming out to prevent the army and the police, from shooting each other and prevent bloody revolution. 
Thus called the EDSA People Power Revolution, it is widely claimed that it restored the country's democratic institutions ushering in economic, political and social reforms.

The same revolution has served as an inspiration for the Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people.

Because of this, the EDSA Peoples Power Commission finds it fitting and proper that the entire Filipino nation be given the opportunity to observe this milestone in [our] country's history, the proclamation said. 

The February 25 is the second holiday for the month.

Last February 8, the country also took a pause for the annual Chinese New Year celebration. 

But with February 2016, which is a leap year, daily wage earners still tend to have 19 work days, excluding the holidays. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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