Friday, July 30, 2010

I missed you

Hi there! It’s another weekend. I was out of circulation again for the past two weeks. So Krizzie is coming home (for a new game show? Thanks god Willie is out), Noynoy has delivered his first SONA and yup, I’m doing my best to catch the CATS musical in Manila.

And what’s with today’s title? Nope, it has nothing to do with relationships (broken or otherwise). That’s my take on the SONA. It was the line that came to mind while watching P-Noy deliver his SONA. I missed the koala or the marsupial in the house (remember the masked whistleblower on the supposedly rigged PCOS result? Yup that star during those days dubbed as the biggest gathering of losers in the house). I missed Ms. Susano, and I missed the triumvirate of Sen. Madrigal, JC De Los Reyes and Nick Perlas. And yes, Mr. Cesar Flores too.

* * *

The Tri-District (3-D) Program (which was my topic in this column exactly two weeks ago) will be officially launched today. The launching will be held at the Calbayog City Sports Center. Mayor Reynaldo Uy will lead the officials invited to the event. Also expected to attend are the Punong Barangay from all 157 barangays of Calbayog, the Department Managers and their assistants as well as various representatives from the private sector.

If I may once again feature what I gave you two weeks ago, the re-implementation of the 3-D Program is one of the thrusts of the Uy administration. I fondly refer to it as Calbayog’s MDG, as it contains various components aimed at alleviating the economic condition of every Cabayognon; and it came to be years before that U.N. MDG program was officially launched.

The 3-D Program in a way divides Calbayog into four districts through its four components namely Oquendo Key Program for Revitalization, Sustainability and Services (OK-PROGRESS), Seven Hills Happy Valley Alleviation and Road Program (SHARP), Tinambacan Upliftment of Socio-Economic Conditions (TUSEC) and Calbayog Urbanization Program and Services (CUPS).

The components of the 3D program are Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Education, Environment, Infrastructure, Eco-Tourism, Housing, Peace and Order and Industries

* * *

Anti-Dengue Days in Calbayog. This program which was launched a week ago will continue today with the LGU employees led by their respective Department Managers and the city officials visiting their assigned barangays at 3:00 pm. They are expected to check on what they have started during their initial visits last Friday. As per initial info from the CHO, water samples collected from all the carline barangays tested positive for dengue larvae. The Anti-Dengue Days program was implemented through Executive Order No. 2 which was signed by Mayor Reynaldo Uy on July 22, 2010. It is aimed at reducing the incidence of dengue cases the number of which made Calbayog the 5th in the region.

* * *

Last Thursday, the officials of the Senior Citizens’ Federation of Calbayog gave a plaque of appreciation to Mayor Reynaldo Uy. The group thanked the Mayor for his efforts (while still congressman of Samar) for the passage of the Extended Senior Citizens Act.

It should be noted that then Congressman Reynaldo Uy was Chair of the House Committee on Senior Citizens which, together with Senator Pia Cayeatano’s committee was responsible for the passage of the Extended Senior Citizens’ Act of 2010.

* * *

Calbayog City has a new Chief of Police. Police Superintendent Nestor Valenzuela was installed in simple ceremonies last July 19, 2010 at the Calbayog PNP headquarters.

* * *

Sarah Geronimo in Live in Calbayog! This concert for a cause will be held on September 7, 2010 at the Calbayog City Sports Center.

* * *

This is it for now. Have a nice weekend everyone! Ciao!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Calbayog’s MDG

(This column appears in today's edition of the Leyte-Samar Daily Express)

Hi there! It’s another weekend. And so much for failed relationships, jerks and closures (for now anyway). Yup, that’s if you still remember what I had in this column last Monday. And while we are into the topic, I’m so glad to hear a good number of friends react to that column. I still have a lot of it under my sleeves. For this weekend, I have decided to focus on one of the main programs that the new administration Mayor Reynaldo Uy will be implementing for the City of Calbayog.

Among the things that Mayor Uy cited in his inaugural speech was that his administration will be implementing the 3-D Program. Actually, re-implementation would be a more accurate term. The program was launched during his (Mayor Uy) last term and took off just a bit. Fondly referred to as Calbayog’s MDG, the program contains various components aimed at alleviating the economic condition of every Cabayognon (read: all districts of Calbayog). It came to be years before that U.N. MDG program was officially launched.

The 3-D Program in a way divides Calbayog into four districts through its four components namely Oquendo Key Program for Revitalization, Sustainability and Services (OK-PROGRESS), Seven Hills Happy Valley Alleviation and Road Program (SHARP), Tinambacan Upliftment of Socio-Economic Conditions (TUSEC) and Calbayog Urbanization Program and Services (CUPS)

More fine-tuning and updating are set for the program. Its implementation will include Data Gathering, Identification of Problems and Solution to include: Strong Support, Determined Executive Action, AND People’s Participation.

The components of the 3D program are as follows:

- Health (Hospital, Medicines, Nutrition, Mother and Child Health Care)

- Agriculture (Grains, Coconut, Abaca, Rootcrops, Cash Crops, Vegetable, Aquaculture, Horticulture)

- Livestock (Pig Production / Fattening / Dispersal, Cow Production / Fattening / Dispersal, Carabao Production / Fattening / Dispersal, Goats Production / Fattening / Dispersal)

- Education (School Bus, Scholarship, High School, Teachers, Classrooms)

- Environment (Anti-illegal logging, Anti-illegal quarrying, Reforestation)

- Infrastructure (Power / Communication, Roads, Water, Irrigation, Warehouse, Solar Dryer, School Buildings, Mini Hospitals / Health Centers, Training / Demo Centers, Sports Facilities, Drainage, Intermodal Transport system)

- Eco-Toursim

- Housing

- Peace and Order (Programs/ Drives against: Illegal gambling, Prostitution / Recruitment, Illegal Drugs, Illegal Fishing, Illegal Logging, Illegal Quarrying, Juvenile Delinquency)

- Industries / SMEs (Food processing, Handicraft, Furniture, Ceramics)

- Intangibles (Moral Recovery, Capability Building, Administrative Reforms)

* * *

Sarah Geronimo in Live in Calbayog! This concert for a cause will be held on September 7, 2010 at the Calbayog City Sports Center.

* * *

The City Government of Calbayog through the City Health Office, in coordination with the Leyte Family Development Organization (LEFADO) and the Philippine NGO Council (PNGOC) will conduct the Samar cluster meeting dubbed Up Scaling the National Response to HIV and AIDS through the Delivery of Services and Information to Population AT Risk and People Living with HIV and AIDS. The meeting will be held at 9:00 am today at Eduardo’s Restaurant. Mayor Reynaldo Uy has been invited to deliver the Welcome Message.

* * *

The Samar Medical Society will have their oath-taking tonight. This will be held at the function hall of St. Camillus Hospital. Mayor Reynaldo Uy, himself a doctor has been invited as the guest of honor.

* * *

This is it for now. Have a nice weekend everyone! Ciao!

Monday, July 12, 2010

(Failed) Relationships (or That Jerk!)

(This column appears in today's edition of the Leyte-Samar Daily Express)

Hi there! It’s a new week and we are days away to sweldo time. First things first, my apologies for not writing the past - I counted the days – month. Blame it on my day job (Smile!). And after that “long” break, I have decided to do away (for the nth time) with my acerbic comments about the world around me. I have copied some articles I got from some fellow bloggers, which explains today’s title. And yes, my column should read: The Crazy Me as there is nothing about Calbayog, at least for today. (Smile, it’s a new week)

Bitter? Hmmm. Don’t ask why such a title. It’s for the purpose of being able to do away (like closure? :-) ) with bad endings that came after happy beginnings that some people (of not-so-happy memory) have brought upon – hmmm (you don’t have to guess); and in a way explains why this column took some hibernation. (Smile! It adds to your face value!)

Let me give you something which I got from www. heavenpurgatoryandhell.blogspot.com:

“One of the most difficult situations to fathom is that of a relationship. Whether you're just beginning or already tied down, whether you're teenagers or already a senior citizen - there are many occasions in your relationship that posed, pose or will pose a challenge.”

“Every relation is a work in progress. I believe that happy beginnings are the rule. It's why we get into a relation in the first place. But happy endings, ah, that's the hard part. Only we can make a happy ending. Which means that in between the stories of our lives are the hardships that entail us to make each and every relationship work.”

“Sometimes, when there is trouble in paradise, we need to remember why we even ended up with our significant other the first time around. Was it for fun, for convenience, or for love?”

“It will always take two to tango. There should be honor and respect for one another and most of all, we need to keep each others dignity intact. Each of us provides the pillar of strength for the other. It's really about - for better or worse.”

“We just need to remember that in a relationship, there is no more I. It is all about US.”

And here’s another one which explains the other title of today’s column. It’s from a fellow blogger (my apologies, I got carried away by the contents I forgot to tale note of the source). I dunnow who that friend of his is, but it’s the setting which is so familiar, so familiar especially with all those failed relationships. (The newspaper version of this column contains the sanitized version of the following paragraph)

"A friend recently got entangled in a pseudo-relationship: he didn't know that he was dating a guy who is already attached. Thanks to my loud mouth quite accidentally, he discovered early on. He was, how do you say that again? Devastated. Because the guy is hot, charming, handsome, smart and, uh, hot. And he was beginning to love the jerk, beyond the late-night sex and the amorous text messages. Later, my friend, during comfort episodes, would reveal that the Mr. Jerk was inconsistent and mercurial at times. Tell-tale signs of something amiss in the calculus of Mr. Jerk's so-called affections for my poor friend. Which got me thinking - what is it about jerks anyways that make them so appealing sometimes? Do we get attracted at some point in our lonely lives to the self-destructive skunks? But how?"

“In the article The Mystery of Jerks by Katz and Holmes, the conclusion reads: Admittedly, there are a few people who probably enjoy the histrionics and the moods and the make-up sex that come with dating drama kings and queens. But I'd bet that most are just willing to tolerate the drama, because, thus far, that drama comes attached to the "best" person they could find. Essentially, they're saying, "Yeah, he's inconsistent, selfish, and distant, but he's all mine." Just realize that every second you're spending with the wrong guy is a second that you're not out looking for the right one, the guy who gives, the guy who listens, the guy who learns. Darn, this is all so true. Are you reading this, Honey? (err, Mr. Jerk?)”

* * *

Sarah Geronimo in Live in Calbayog! This concert for a cause will be held on September 7, 2010 at the Calbayog City Sports Center.

* * *

This is it for now. Have a nice week everyone! Ciao!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sarah Geronimo Live in Calbayog!


Sarah Geronimo Live in Calbayog!

September 7, 2010
7:00 p.m
Calbayog City Sports Center


Ticket Prices:
Php 2,000.00, Php 1,500.00, Php 1,000.00, Php 800.00 & Php 500.00

For inquiries, call or text:
0929-234-0373
0928-908-0095
0915-976-4807

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

My Shelfari Bookshelf

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog

Followers