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, May 08, 2017

Jagna Calamay festival celebrates new products

TAGBILARAN CITY, April 28, (PIA)--While Jagna town celebrates its calamay industry in an aptly named festival, April 28-30, it also brings out to the world 17 other local products that the town's small medium enterprises development churned in the past years.

Jagna Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla, during the opening ceremonies of the festival that celebrates a product support for Bohol’s tourism industry said the 3rd Calamay Festival is not anymore just about the calamay, but also about the new products which the communities have developed. 

Most of these new products however produced by are small organizations assisted by Jagna Small and Medium Enterprise Development (JASMED) Unit and are in the food and home industry line. 

Jagna information Officer Amiela Balaba identified the newest developed products as doormats, rugs and potholders of Jagna Relief Society Homemakers, a group organized by the Mormons of Poblacion, in town. 
Another new hip product in line with vitamin fortification program of the government is the Malunggay Cookies and Rosquillos of Pangdan Women's Association, the famous Ampao of the Tejero Women’s Association, candles by Faraon Women’s Association, peanut butter from Cambugason and the Torta de Jagna of Malbog Development Women Association. 

Years back, JASMED also assisted communities in town develop their products to make them open for the market. 

Among those are Cambugason Women’s Organization’s Caffeine-free Maize Cape, squash noodles Pancit Yaning of LACEH - Tubod Monte, the famed calamay of Jagna Calamay Makers Cooperative (JACAMACO), Jagna cookies of Nausok Women's Association, Ube Polvoron of Jagna Women Ube Processors and Confectioners Association, Inc. 

Also in there was Jagna’s Tableya de Binsoy and Jagna Banana Chips of Canjulao League of Women, Kinabag-an Virgin Coconut Oil of Kinagbaan Coconut Farmers and Processors Organization. 

Councilor Maricris Jamora explained that the product development was part of the long term vision of the town to come up with a one barangay one product, a vision ably supported by the creation of the Jasmed. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)
JASMED also presented to the world the newest products that Jagna has developed after three years of the Calamay Festival. Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla said Calamay Festival incidentally also includes other town products that now support the tourism industry. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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