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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Capiz dev’t council allocates P7.4B for investment programs


ROXAS City – The Provincial Development Council (PDC) of Capiz approved a P7.4-billion budget for the 2018 annual investment program of the province.

An estimated P1.59 billion was taken from the local funds while the P5.8 billion, from external funds.

Gov. Antonio del Rosario, who presided the PDC meeting on Oct 5, said it is “very important” that the budget be presented to stakeholders, including mayors.

We want the provincial government to be transparent in our programs and other transactions because what we are spending are the people’s money,” del Rosario said.

The biggest portion of the budget – an estimated P812.8 million – will go to social services.

It was followed by general public services with a budget amounting to over P492.2 million and economic services with P266.6 million.

Over P20.4 million was allocated for “other services.”

According to del Rosario, the social services fund will cover programs on education, manpower, development, health, nutrition and population control, housing and community development, and social security, and social services and welfare.

Part of the budget will be used for the upgrade of hospital equipment and facilities in the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital and four other provincial government-run district hospitals. (PIA/PN)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Capiz adopts United Nations theme for tourism month


ROXAS City – “Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development.

The province of Capiz has adopted the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s theme for its tourism month celebration.

Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Alphonsus Tesoro said the celebration will highlight the province’s contribution to the country’s tourism industry by providing human resource.

The office revived the “birang” (abaca) weaving livelihood through conducting trainings in Panay Bukidnon communities.

Tourism and cultural awareness forums and handicraft production workshops were also held in some towns.

The province also staged a local product bazaar and a cultural presentation during the 28th Philippine Travel Mart in SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia, Pasay City, last Sept. 1 to 3.

The province’s booth won 2nd runner-up in the best booth competition during the event.

Other activities include seminars on effective customer service, a seafood expo, a coastal cleanup, art exhibition design and production workshops, photo exhibit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations traditional costumes, and tree planting.

All these activities feature the rich tourism and cultural assets of the province, boost economic activity through tourism and investments, and encourage private and community participation to various tourism initiatives,” Tesoro said. (PIA/PN)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Capiz teen 2017 regional Exemplary Pantawid child

Jopay Pelayo, 14 years old, of Roxas City, Capiz is the regional champion of this year's Search for the
Exemplary Pantawid Children of the Department of Social and Welfare Development.
ROXAS City – Fourteen-year-old Jopay Pelayo of this city was declared the regional champion of the 2017 Search for the Exemplary Pantawid Children of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Pelayo received a trophy and P8,000 cash prize.

Pelayo will represent Western Visayas in the national level on November, the Children’s Month.

The search was open to all 10- to 14-year-old children whose families were recipient of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, or 4Ps.

The runners-up were the 14-year-old Karla Czarina Sulit of Iloilo (1st), Ma. Gabrielle Angeli Nadate, 13, of Guimaras (2nd), Chynna Pajares, 13, of Antique (3rd), Ma.Lyn Mae Balidiong, 13, of Guimaras (4th), and French Marie Chin Cayot, 12, of Bacolod City (5th).

They also received trophies and cash prizes.

The winners were judged based on their behavior, talent, intelligence, school and community participation, and their appearance in the Kaya Ko Ang Pagbabago program.

The search encouraged the participants not only to comply with the 85 percent school attendance but also to become “outstanding citizens,” said pantawid information officer II Montesa Caoyonan.

The contest also encouraged the participants to be responsible at home, school, and their communities, Caoyonan added.

Last year, Anedaine Geamal of Antique landed in the 4th spot of the national search.

4Ps is a human development program of the national government that provides cash grants to the poorest of the poor, to improve the health, nutrition, and the education of children aged 0-18. (PNA/PN)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Capiz gov't qualifies for Seal of Good Local Governance

Governor Tony del Rosario gives a speech before the Seal of Good Local Governance validators from the Department of Interior and Local Government at the Hall of Governors, Capiz Provincial Capitol on Sept. 8.
ROXAS CITY - The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) awarded the provincial government of Capiz with the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) after its national validation.

Social protection, financial administration, environmental management, business friendliness and competitiveness, peace and order, and tourism development comprised the areas where the local government unit was assessed, said national validators LGOO V Melita Villaruel and LGOO II Josephine dela Rosa.

Provincial Administrator Michelle del Rosario said the provincial government has done its best to qualify for the SGLG, which became a guide in doing what is right.

Aside from the provincial government, six other local government units also qualified and undergone validation for the prestigious award. These were the towns of Tapaz, Dumarao, Ivisan, Dao, Sapian and Roxas City.

The national validating team visited the key areas at the capitol, Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital, Capiz Government and Business Center, and Aksyon Tabang. (Capiz Aksyon News Center/PN)

Capiz has more than 50T social pensioners – DSWD

ROXAS City – There are 56,199 senior citizen social pensioners in the province.

This was according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWS) data in August this year.

The number significantly soared from 9,121 two years ago after Republic Act 9994, or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010, lowered the age limit to 60 years old from 65 years old due to availability of funds for the social pension.

But there were still indigent senior citizens not registered to the program, DWSD social pension focal person for Capiz Felix Gervasio Jr. said during the provincial convergence committee meeting on Sept. 5 in this city.

Gervasio said the indigents must register with their respective senior citizen’s centers to be enlisted in the DSWD program, entitling them a P500 monthly allowance.

The DSWD had allotted P101,369,500 for the program as of the third quarter this year.

Qualified beneficiaries receive their social pension every first month of each quarter,” Gervasio explained. (PIA/PN)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Capiz lass eyes Miss Millennial Philippines tilt

Reigning Mutya sang Halaran 2017 Jaya Pearl Cartujano is representing Capiz in Miss Millennial Philippines 2017, Eat Bulaga’s newest tourism-based national beauty pageant.

Jaya Pearl Cartujano #FreshLookMonday selfie (Photo of Miss Millennial Capiz)

The Province of Capiz is located in the Western Visayas region with its capital of Roxas City dubbed as the "Seafood Capital of the Philippines."

Seafood lover? Dali sa Capiz and let's eat all seafood, you can...

Cartujano is a native of Panitan town in Capiz. She was recently crowned Mutya sang Halaran (the province version of Binibining Pilipinas search) in April this year. She's a fresh graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at Filamer Christian University.

Jaya (pronounced as Jai) has started featuring in her official Miss Millennial FB Page various places to visit in the province, people and food to eat. She has visited the Sta. Monica Church, home of the biggest church bell in Asia in Panay town, Liktinon Falls in Bayuyan, President Roxas and the white-sand Virgin beach in Basiao, Ivisan.

Cartujano's fave place in Capiz is the long-stretch Baybay Beach where she can eat seafood while watching the beautiful sunset.

Also, she has posted some local-produced food just like dried seafood and Panulce's biscocho.

Governor Tony del Rosario and the Provincial Government of Capiz is in full support for Ms. Jaya Pearl Cartujano's endeavor and journey at the Miss Millennial Philippines.

Joining the said pageant is an opportunity to showcase the rich tourism industry of Capiz,” Cartujano said.

The Miss Millennial Philippines features over 30 provinces each with their own Ambassadresses to promote their respective province’s culture and tourism.

GMA channel 7 noontime show Eat Bulaga in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched the pageant on July 29 in celebration of their 38th anniversary. (Capiz Aksyon News Center)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Capiz demonstrates use of rescue gear

Capiz demonstrates use of rescue gear (Photo of Aksyon Tabang)

ROXAS City – Government agencies and non-government groups demonstrated the use of rescue and response equipment for disaster management.

It was part of the Display of Rescue Equipment and Photo Exhibit at the College of St. John that the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) organized in observance of the National Resilience Month.

Agencies and groups involved were:

* Bureau of Fire Protection
* Capiz State University (CapSU) Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Unit
* Kabalikat Civicom 371
* Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry “Hunter” Battalion
* Philippine Coast Guard
* Philippine Information Agency
* Philippine Red Cross Capiz chapter
* Roxas City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office
* Scan Civic Capiz

On display were two-way radio equipment, fire trucks, fire extinguishers, rescue boats, life jackets, ambulance, flashlights, spot and search lights, sirens, breathing apparatus, ropes, rechargeable batteries, chain saw, solar panels, and first-aid kits.

In the past three years, the PDRRMO put up a similar exhibit at the CapSU main campus, Capiz National High School and Hercor College. (PIA/PN)

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