Monday, August 10, 2020

Bohol bares 4Q target for tourism re-opening -- are we ready? #OpEd

Are we?

Bohol - we are ready!

These words -- bold rounded purple fonts, exclamation point and all -- bannered the opening slide of the Gov. Art Yap's Bohol tourism re-opening strategy at the interface of Bohol officials and mayors with Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año and Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat during the two secretaries' visit in Bohol on July 31, 2020. 

But wait, hold your horses --

Friday, July 31, 2020

Bohol’s first containerized RT-PCR testing lab gets a nod from Año and Romulo-Puyat

The containerized RT-PCR testing lab, which arrived in Bohol last July 17, is set up at the Bohol Medical Care Institute (BMCI) compound in Tagbilaran City. 

Both Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año and Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who, along with Bohol Governor Arthur C. Yap, inspected today the province’s first containerized reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), say this is a most positive development for Bohol's fight to curb the spread of COVID-19 and its preparations for the re-opening of their tourism. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Partial liquor ban imposed in Bohol #COVID19PH

Liquor shelves remain uncovered inspite the liquor ban  In the partial ban, consumption of alcohol may still be done but only in one's residence and/or private quarters. 

A province-wide partial liquor ban throughout the effectivity of the island province’s community quarantine is enforced in Bohol with Executive Order No. 17 signed on March 24, 2020 by
Bohol Governor Arthur C. Yap.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Self-Portrait: Mga Hulagway sa Baji

The curator, muralist Jhacky Curambao-Aballe.

Baji articulates and highlights her many forms, reflections and iterations in its aptly titled 2020 Women’s Month exhibit “Mga Hulagway sa Baji” which opened last March 10th at the Lobby of the New Bohol Provincial Capitol Building.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Let the whale sharks swim free.

The Save the Sharks mural is a community street art project produced during the 3rd Shark Summit held in Bohol last November 12-16, 2018.

At the public consultation held in the Baclayon Cultural Center last Thursday, October 3 for the proposed municipal ordinance entitled “Providing regulatory guidelines for the conservation of whale sharks within the municipal waters of the Municipality of Baclayon” authored by Councilor Erico Joseph T. Cañete, the first stakeholder opinion was from a fisherman, and it was in opposition to the ordinance. His statement was brief, and but the gist of it is captured in this quip: “kay naa na man jud nang mga whale sharks, nganong di man na ‘nato pahimuslan”. (A fraction of the audience actually applauded to this; the nays had a contingent.)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Catigbian National High School wins top prize of the Bohol Sandugo Festival 2019 Street Dancing and Performance Arts Competition

The Catigbian National High School Sandugo contingent is the Grand Champion of the 2019 Bohol Sandugo Street Dancing and Performance Arts Competition held on July 27, 2019 in Tagbilaran City.

Catigbian National High School also bagged the Best in Drama Production, Best in Design, Best in Music, and Best Performer in a Lead Role (Male) awards.

Runners up were the Baclayon National High School/ LGU Baclayon and the Lumad Tubignon/ LGU Tubigon, who was also declared the Most Lively Group.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Video: Check out Sinugdanan Contemporary Art Exhibit

Check out Sinugdanan Contemporary Art Exhibit which opened last July 25, 2019 at the Alta Citta Mall in Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines. Featuring contemporary artworks by Boholano artists, the exhibit will run until the 9th of August, 2019.

Sinugdanan is organized by Bohol POP! with the support of Alta Citta and the Alturas Group of Companies.

#artph #Bohol #Philippines


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Watch: 2019 Bohol Sandugo Trade Expo Floor Tour

(The Trade Expo yet again saves this otherwise lackluster Sandugo month. People are trying, sure -- and thanks for all your efforts -- but this year's just not at par.)
The 2019 Bohol Sandugo Trade Expo ‘Beyond Expectations @ 32’ features your favorite export-quality products ranging from furniture and home furnishings, gifts and decors, wearables and homestyle, fashion accessories, and processed food from 200++ exhibitors from 10++ regions around the country --- and then some.
The Trade Expo opened last Wednesday, July 24 at the Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City and will run until this Sunday, the 28th.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Watch: Tagbo sa Tagbi Night Market

Tagbilaran City pilot tests its night market concept to revitalize the old area around the old Holy Spirit School in downtown Tagbilaran.

Dubbed Tagbo sa Tagbi, the night market will run from July 17 to 21, 2019.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Video: How to Open a Calamay

Calamay is a local Boholano sweet treat made from sticky rice, kinugay (muscovado sugar) and coconut milk contained in an iconic brown-stained coconut shell secured with a signature red (originally paper) tape.

Ever wondered how to open a calamay? Check out this video, and learn how:


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Watch: Boholanos March for the Ocean

June 9, 2018 – Carrying hand-painted pro-ocean anti-plastic placards and hardy eco-warrior hearts, 67 Boholanos marched 19 kilometers from Tagbilarn City’s Plaza Rizal (Kilometer Zero) to Alona Beach in Tawala, Panglao to raise awareness to the worsening threats to the world’s oceans and seas. The March for the Ocean, locally dubbed “Baktas Alang sa Kadagatan”, was organized by Plastic Free Bohol and the Bohol Climate Walkers, with the support of 4Oceans and the Panglao LGU.