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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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

COMELEC Bohol projects over 80% voter turn-out

TAGBILARAN CITY, May 9 (PIA)--Bohol Commission on Elections Supervisor Atty. Jerome Brilliantes projects over 80% turnout of voters in this May 9 elections.

At a pull-aside interview at the Bohol Provincial election Board Monitoring Center at the Old Provincial Capitol Building in Tagbilaran, Brilliantes, who got his Bohol assignment for the May 9 election said it is customary for presidential elections to have a high turn-out. 

And in Bohol, especially with heated campaign accompanying the relentless drought-caused heat, the prospect of a longer voting time due to the printout of receipts had voters responding well. 

We did not expect this much number of voters waiting for their turn at the opening of polling places, admits first time voter Cecil Joseph Ligan, who came early with his parents anticipating the heat. 
Earlier, COMELEC Bohol through Atty Brilliantes warned voters of an additional voting time spent for printing and voter validation of the receipts. 

He said, a voter may need one additional minute for this. 

Disseminated over media and social media sites, the voters responded and came in as early as 5:00 AM, when the polling places opened at 6:00. 

We did not expect the voters to come this early, apparently, they did fearing a much longer time, poll clerk Susana Diola said noting that by 1:00 PM, the turnout in their precinct has reached over 50%. 

The COMELEC has stated that polling opens at 6:00 and ends at 5:00 PM May 9. 

But owing to the isolated cases of Vote Counting Machine (VCMs) bogging down, and unusually long queues, the poll body says BEIs are to list down the names of voters within the vicinity of the polling place for the voting queue, before closing. 

Everyone who have shown themselves at 5:00 PM poll closing are allowed to vote and the voting would be extended to accommodate the late voters, Atty Brilliantes said. (rac/PIA7/BOhol)

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