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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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Search for '16-'17 Bayaning Pilipino nominations, open

TAGBILARAN CITY, October 18 (PIA)--The search for the unsung modern Filipino heroes continue this year as the Gawad Geny Lopez Jr., Bayaning Pilipino Awards 2016-2017 open for nominations until November 15, 2016. 

A joint effort of the ABS CBN Broadcasting Corporation and the UGAT Foundation, Gawad Bayaning Pilipino is conceptualized to enhance Filipino values system and recognize those who are engaged in grassroots development. 

The opened nominations are for three categories: individuals, youth and institutions, said Fr. Nilo Tanalega SJ, Gawad project director. 

Criteria for nomination of individuals (Bayaning Pilipino), and institutions or groups (Bayaning Samahang Pilipino) include the following: interpersonal relationships, diligence, patience and courage, service to the poor and underprivileged, loyalty and honor and manifests loving fear and hope in God.

Under interpersonal relationships, nominees must show respect and camaraderie for others, open-ness to praise and criticism as well as others ideas, can accept criticisms, has kind disposition and promotes equality. 

For diligence, nominees must have offered self for service for others, shows determination amidst difficulties and shows courage under fire. 

Nominees must also show responsibility in the community, believes in the common good and is trusted and respected for his contributions to the community while he professes a disposition to continue projects that have been started with consistency. 

Nominees should also be free from getting entangled in scandals and anomalies, performs the duties and responsibilities of a good citizen and promotes self worth. 

Finally, nominees must be humble, admits his shortcomings, has a positive outlook in life and remains hopeful even in distressful times. 

For youth (Bayaning Kabataang Pilipino), criteria is the same as above and seeks to see respect for co-teens and the aged, shows determination for work, keeps and sturdy vision and strives to attain it, is always ready, keeps a sense of volunteerism, commitment, has a concrete project or activity for youth or community.

Nominees should also serve as models or inspirations for the youth and the community and keeps a positive vision of life and has a deep trust in God. 

Youth nominees must be between 15-30 years old, serving the community during nomination period. 

Nomination forms can be downloaded from 

For more details, check Gawad Geny Lopez Bayaning Pilipino Awards on facebook or visit the website at www.bayaningpilipinoawards.com. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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