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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Friday, May 20, 2016

Model 4Ps family search 2016 opens until June 1

TAGBILARAN CITY, May 19, (PIA) –The Department of Social Welfare and Development announces the opening if this year’s search for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) model families, the judging of which will happen a few weeks from now.

4Ps information officer Phoebe Jen Indino said the Provincial search for Huwarang Pamilya is on its fourth year now; and in the first three years, the provincial winners also dominated the regional rounds of competitions and evaluation enough for the Boholano winning families to represent Central Visayas in the national categories.

Speaking at the Kapihan sa PIA, which was also aired live ever DyTR AM, Indino hinted the this year, the regional DSWD has challenged Cebu and Siquijor families to join in the search which would be evaluated on merits of compliance with the DWSD cash transfer conditions, as well as religiously demonstrating the lessons learned from the family development sessions.

The search aims to encourage beneficiary families to maintain good standing in the community and serve as role models to other families in exercising family values and by being productive, DSWD said.


The over-all impact for the model family is bringing positive change in the community, DSWD added.

The challenge even becomes more daunting in Bohol, which has sent in its provincial winners topping the regional search and getting picked in the national level competitions.

In 2013, on the first year of the Huwarang Pamilya search, Hermocilla Sederiosa Family of Sagbayan, zoomed to the top of all provincial contenders and made it biggest in the regional finals.

Representing Region 7 in the national level competitions, the Sederiosa Family brought home the 4th over-all award, placing Central Visayas and Bohol in the limelight.

The following year, after a long desk-validation and ocular assessment, the Ewican Family of Alegria Carmen won big and lumped the regional finals to represent Central Visayas in the national search.

The Ewicans came home with the meat-bag: a second runner up finish in the national level evaluation. Later, the Ewican Family again rejoiced after a similar accolade came for their child, who also won a national award.

In 2015, Torrentira Family of Dagnawan Sagbayan proved their decision to resettle in Bohol and start a new life was also a blessing in disguise.

Winning for themselves the Bohol search for the Huwarang Pamilya that year, the Family also made it to the regional finals and came home with the 10,000 regional winner cash award.

The Torrentiras also automatically represented Central Visayas in the national level and came home with the second runner up honors. 

This year, as the competitions open, the DSWD, which has successfully replicated and enhanced the search, urges Boholano 4Ps beneficiaries to bring their stories out and inspire the country.

To date, about 59,957 Boholano family beneficiaries stand a slot to be chosen, Indino, who used to write for a national daily prior to her 4Ps stint said.


The Provincial search is set in Tagbilaran on June 1, according to information officer Indino. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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