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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Monday, March 21, 2016

Synchronized barangay assembly set on or before March 26 -DILG

TAGBILARAN CITY, March 18, (PIA)— The first of the twice a year mandatory Synchronized Barangay Assembly, this time for the first semester of calendar year 2016 happens on or before Saturday, March 26, 2016.

The second one happens on the second Sunday of October, according to the
The Department of Interior and Local Government reminds barangay officials about this as the government sets up the mechanism for residents in the barangays to review the performance of elected barangay officials and allows them to push for programs and projects that would redound to the barangay's development.

The holding of the SBA is in accordance with Presidential Proclamation 260 series of 2011, reasoned out Josie Montes, Local Government Operations Officer V of the Bohol DILG provincial Office.

The SBA also allows residents listen to the state of their local governments as Barangay chairmen ate obliged to deliver their State of the Barangay Address (SOBA) and harp on the past year's accomplishments, sate of the barangay's incomes, expenditures, as well as engage residents on issues and concerns learn of the current campaigns and the priorities as well as be appraised of the barangay fiscal affairs.

Barangay officials are expected to present their proposed, implemented and completed projects, especially those with funds from the Bottom Up Budgeting, Montes said. 

Moreover, issues and concerns like disaster risk reduction management concerns, setting up of Micro Smell and medium Enterprises as well as safety and security are among the top issues.

At the assembly, officials are also expected to inform the community of the DILG Circulars on the putting up of transparency boards, the reactivation and revitalization of the Barangay Anti Drug Abuse Council and other mandated multi-sectoral organizations who will be partners in the barangays development.

Other information expected to be tackled during the assembly is the mandatory registration of the house helps as the Kasambahay Law has become effective.

And as the DILG calls for residents to attend and participate in the assemblies, those 15 years old and above, who may not necessarily be registered voter but has resided in the area for the past six months can represent households of the parents could not. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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