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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Monday, July 18, 2016

Chatto orients mayors on "InSPIRE HEAT IT Bohol"

TAGBILARAN CITY, July 16 (PIA)--On his first official meeting with Bohol mayors, Governor Edgar Chatto rallies everyone to be inspired even as he stresses for unity for Bohol and its entire development. 

At the Provincial Government Development Framework Consultation held at the Bohol Tropics Resort last week, Chatto who has just touched grown immediately after getting a fresh mandate, intends to orient mayors of the development direction Bohol is taking, in a bid to engage local governments to dovetail their respective development frameworks into the province's agenda. 

"During this first meeting at the start of a new term, I thought it would be best to gather, to look into the development plans so everyone dovetails to it," Chatto said.

Although the governor still waves the HEAT IT Bohol as his development guide, a recent participatory strategic planning with Bohol's Management Executive Board along with Bohol representatives and the University of the Philippines Advisory Council has enhanced the development guide. 
Now enhanced, HEAT IT Bohol picks infrastructure, social services, peace and order, interconnectivity, reforms, economic environment and disaster and risk reduction, explains Planning and Development Officer Atty. John Titus Vistal. 

HEAT IT Bohol means Health, Education and Environment, Agriculture, Tourism and Information Technology as the primary sectors that could jumpstart Bohol's sustainable development. 

In the last 6 years, Bohol has continued in its surge even with the earthquake recovery it has to do.

He said he has seen the development, but has to ask where the development gains has gone? 

Gunning for a better equitable distribution of wealth and resources, Chatto intimated what he thinks: equitable distribution is essentially what inclusive growth is. 

"We could not have reached this far without you helping and supporting us in the last 6 years, but now, we know we are in for new challenges with the mew leadership to account for new goals," he said. 

"And wanting to start it right with everyone stepping on the right feet," Chatto added, "we deem it is just natural proper and appropriate before we go first base," at the consultation. 

The move was just right, this came right before the local government executives put up their own executive and legislative agenda (ELA), Department of Interior and Local Government Provincial Director Ma Loisella Lucino pointed out. 

The DILG is also set to capacitate newly elected officials of their responsibilities within the first 100 days of their terms, and that would also be perfect of the orientation of the development framework, a municipal local government operations officer added. 

"It is important that we share the same vision, to steer towards development and row the boat together," Chatto aired. 

Picking on the ongoing reforms which the President Rodrigo Duterte has implemented, Chatto admits he has felt the impacts, especially in the fight against drug abuse and in peace and order.

Beyond this, and looking at Bohol, he said he hopes to see in his last term equitable distribution of wealth just as Vice Governor Dionisio Balite picks up Chatto's call stressing that whatever is the province's plans, municipal governments and even national agencies can help enhance this by dovetailing in each other's programs and projects. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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