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Monday, November 28, 2011


Dear fellow NCC alumni and Bogohanons,

Here's something to be proud of: The Northern Cebu Colleges (NCC) turns 80 on March 10, 2012;
a great milestone in the educational category in our "Dear Old Bogo" and neighboring towns and

President Dr. Frankie V. Fernan and the Alumni Association held a special meeting last October 31.
Activities befitting this milestone were discussed and planned. You will be updated on the details
before Christmas 2011 by the committee in charged.

A commemorative book will be published to celebrate the 80th anniversary of NCC.
This is where I come in!

Published book info:
No. of copies - 200 (publishers' accepted minimum no. of copies )
No. of pages - 200

Printing cost based on 2009 was Php1000.

I am earnestly asking for book content contributions from:

1. NCC alumni, such as a one-page-article and photos (especially old ones).

2. families of former NCC instructors, to please send us photos preferably taken during
   school activities.

3. former instructors to send a write-up of your NCC memories

   Please send  above book content contributions via email.

Note: The editorial staff will select the articles and photos to publish depending on the
book content contributions received. Ideally, each batch must submit an article and a photo.

Book page layout:
Page size- 8 1/2" x 11"
Font style -Times New Roman
Font size -10
Alignment -Left justified
1/8" extra for left hand edge (for binding)
Header and footer margin - 1/2"
Paragraph -indent (no line space from the preceding paragraph)

To speed up the publication of this commemorative book, include the following information:
Name of contributor, contact info and batch #.

                        I       1932-1949
                II      1950-1959
                III     1960-1969
                IV     1970-1979
                V      1980-1989
                VI     1990-1999
                VII    2000-

Late submission will not be considered nor returned.

Timing is very important to publish this book.There are only 3 months to make this valuable
dream come true, minus the Christmas holidays, power and system (Internet) outages, natural disasters
and health hindrances. This leaves us a very limited time to achieve our dream - to publish
the 4th collectible book of Bogo.

Thank you so much for all your immediate cooperation.


Inna-Marlyna Orat Sevilla-Villadar
Check out Bogo's 3rd collectible book, Bogo Redeemers Society 90th Anniversary commemorative book, "LIDERAZGO".

Friday, October 7, 2011

Bogo City | Deal or No Deal?

Deal or No Deal?
Quenie Fernan
March 18, 2011

Progress is never attained with just the blink of an eye. Progress entails a process-a step by step procedure that is accompanied with toils, perseverance, and determination. Bogo, spearheaded by its mayor, Hon. Celestino “Junie” Martinez Jr, is a municipality struggling to become a city just to provide more improvement and employment to its people.

Until now, it is still considered an issue whether Bogo is much better a city than remain as a municipality. Bogo, together with other municipalities pursuing the common goal, worked hand in hand just to be considered as a city. Why do you think they are doing this?

Simply because, cityhood provides more income, thus, having a great chance to create projects for the betterment of its people. More business ventures will come and we could expect that job hiring will increase. This will then help the Bogohanons. Add the fact that if Bogo will become a city, universities, both public and private, will be situated here and we do not need to go to the Cebu city just to ensure quality college education because we already have it.

Admittedly, some people did not recognize these facts. Ironically speaking, they are being blindfolded and seemed to be unaware of the opportunities cityhood may bring. Thanks to our honorable mayor has never given up in this quest no matter how big the barrier was. Now, the battle has finally ended. The hardships are all worth it. We start to face again another battle – a battle leading us to industrialization and globalization.

This reminds me of the Chinese proverb; “if you want to be happy for an hour, take a nap; if you want to be happy for a year, inherit a fortune; but if you want to be happy for a lifetime, help people”. Bogo’s cityhood will surely help Bogohanons in all walks of life. Try to think of it. Is it a deal or no deal?

Volume 1 No. 1, July 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bogo City: Is this a good idea?

Bogo City: Is this a good idea?
March 18, 2011

Bogo is a rich place, full of resources and raw materials. It is the best place for business and establishments. But Bogo, I believe, will never be economically independent if it is not declared as a city.

Bogo cityhood, though, is one of the hottest and most talked-about issue around the place. Every person has his own stand about this issue. Some may say that it is best for Bogo to stay as a town. And others may say that they prefer it as a city. Because of this, arguments and sub-issues arise. Many people were affected, especially the young ones. Confusions form, “what will I call Bogo, city or town?” Yes, this is really happening, and I admit that I am one of those confused people. The changes of the decisions the Supreme Court has made, the different views of the people, they are all head-cracking! So if you ask me what my stand is, I stand for Bogo as a city.

The cityhood of Bogo is indeed very important because it is a sign of prosperity and success as a whole, not to mention the opportunities that await us after the proclamation. Consider this, when Bogo becomes a city, it opens a lot of business opportunities for businessmen and entrepreneurs. It also allows a number of universities to branch out here in our place. If that happens, many people will be benefited. There will be many vacancies in many working positions, and there will be more standardized schools. Is that not a good idea?

As what I have mentioned earlier, Bogo is a rich place. It would be a waste for a rich place to stay as a town. Think about our resources, how can we preserve and show it to the world if we remain small? What about our raw materials, will we just remain supplying other cities raw materials? Why can’t we use those materials for our own? Do you prefer to wait and make it rot? No! Bogo is so blessed to have these things. We must show it to the world and be proud of it. Our resources are like our talents, if you practice much for it and show that you have the guts, you can succeed. Just like Charice Pempengko, she had the voice and the talent. And she showed that she had the will to make every Filipino proud. Now, she is an international singer and heads-up to be a Filipino. But if you keep this talents to yourself, eventually, it will fade up. And Bogo is just like that! Reflect Bogohanons, would you wait for Bogo to get rotten or fade up?

There are many reasons why some people stops Bogo from rising. And one of these, in general, is politics. “Man is, by nature, a political animal,” according to Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher who became the mentor of the greatest world conqueror, Alexander the Great. What separates man from an animal is the ability of man to think, give and articulate his reason. Man can be the best animal when he uses his intellect and acts as a beast when overshadowed by his passion. As a political animal, each has his own role to partake of in the society. We are surrounded by best minds in the city. All are intellectuals, how come that we are still struggling as a town? What goes wrong? Some politicians want to keep Bogo for themselves. They see Bogo as a great place, a good source for money, and the best site for business. But since they are not holding Bogo yet, they keep it from growing. By this, I can conclude that they want Bogo to grow only when their names will be put to frame as this happens. Keeping Bogo from growing only shows that they are self-interested. They never really care about impressing anyone, as long as they hold the power, it doesn’t matter.

Well, “man is born free, but everywhere, he is in chain,” says Jean Jacques Roussueau, a naturalist philosopher. We can do anything we want, we can even colonize a nation, as long as we hold the power. Men are unequal in strength and cunning, but that would not give them the license to dominate others because the motive for such domination is lacking. The strongest in the state of nature has no right but only might in his side, and it lasts only as long as their strength endures. Power fades, and everything we do is limited. I believe, I hope and I pray that they will never succeed. God is always guiding Bogo and through the help of our very patient and active mayor, we will succeed. A good leader produces a good state. But a good leader paired with cooperative people produces a good, united and strong city. And Bogo will be that kind of city, a city richer than ever and a city which is economically independent to others, instead, other cities will be dependent to Bogo. We have already reached a few steps, let us add a few more until we get to the top. Striving is not easy. Trying is a word we cannot measure because it needs confidence and faith. We must keep on walking without losing our tracks and contact to the ground. Bogo, strive to try your best and reach the stars above. Believe in God and show them that you can make this. Yes, you can!

Volume 1 No. 1, July 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011


by: Unabia Ron Jacob

March 18, 2011

“This is my quest to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far.”
This is the line from a classic song, “Impossible Dream”, a song that will likely describe the determination of Bogo to become a city.

The Supreme Court has recently reversed its decision of blocking Bogo’s dream to become a city. In other words, Bogo is a city again. Lucky break for the Bogohanons. Once more, a seemingly elusive dream has turned into reality.

This is the fifth time that the SC changed its decision. In 2007, after majority of Bogohanons voted yes in a plebiscite for cityhood, the Supreme Court approved and called Bogo a City. But more than a year later, the court reviewed the case and eventually took back its vindication of the cityhood of Bogo. Then, the League of cities, an organization of 16 municipalities which aspires to become a city and is spearheaded by our very own mayor Celestino Martinez Jr. , appealed and got the nod of SC once more. Later, the Court had changed its ruling again, saying that Bogo does not deserve to become a City. A decision that led to another appeal and finally the Supreme Court, which has the characteristics of the weather, has approved, to the strongest sense of the word, the City of Bogo as well as the other municipalities that compromised the league of Cities.

A roller coaster ride indeed. But it only shows the willingness of Bogo to become a City. The effort was there and it was rewarded, which is though not perfect, still sweet.
But the question is, does Bogo deserve to become a City?

For me, it’s about time to be one. Population is growing and Bogohanons need work and through this, we can get so many opportunities. Bogo’s income will increase thus resulting to improvements. We have the qualifications to become a city and I think it is just to become one.

We can see the unity of Bogohanons in its desire for cityhood. It is evident in the plebiscite held last 2007. The longing to become a city is superior thus inspiring the Bogo Government to work hands-on to give the suffix “City” to its name.

The sad thing is, some of us are pessimistic. They only see the cons of becoming a city and are not taking a look at the pros. Yes, we all have different stands about the issue but some Bogohanons should realize that this is for their own good.

But despite of that, we will see the positive effect of Bogo Cityhood one of these days. In fact, some of it is already visible to our naked eye and there’s still more to come. The government has done its job and though there were obstacles along the way, the determination kept the flame of hope burning. Now we can start our very much awaited desire to have forward.

As the song goes, To dream the impossible dream”, the seemingly impossible dream has indeed turned into reality and like the line written in Supreme Court’s decision, it’s final and executor.

Volume 1 No. 1, July 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Inquirer News | No private army in Bogo City

No private army in Bogo City

BOGO City Mayor Celestino “Junie” Martinez said the City of Bogo’s Anti-Criminality Task Force (CBACTF) is  an augmentation force in the city’s fight against crime and not a private army.

In  the 888 News Forum last Tuesday, Martinez said CBACTF reinforced the limited number of policemen that monitors incidents of crime.

Martinez said CBACTF members are not  “goons.”

Last year, administration candidates said they wanted Bogo City  and the entire fourth district of Cebu to be placed under the control of the Commission on Elections, citing the “distressing” situation in the area.

They also wanted the  CBACTF, a civilian task force formed by Martinez disbanded, disbanded, claiming the mayor is using civilian volunteers as his “private army.”

The complainants said the CBACTAF was  formed to serve the  Martinezes and  harass and intimidate the people of Bogo, especially those who opposed the family  in last year’s elections.

Mayor Martinez said there’s no reason to fear the civilian group because they are just residents of Bogo.
Martinez invited members of the media to visit Bogo City  and see how CBACTF helped maintain peace and order in the city.

Go to Inquirer to read more on this news, click here or click the snapshot.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bogo Public Library Holds City-Wide DepEd-sanctioned Essay Writing Contest

Bogo Public Library Holds City-Wide DepEd-sanctioned Essay Writing Contest 

It was March 18, 2011 when fifty-one (51) aspiring, young writers trooped to the Bogo Public Library to win the Essay Writing Contest. They came from all over the City, each group with a teacher-chaperone, to participate in a tournament sanctioned by the Department of Education Division of Bogo and organized by the local government.

The contest was the opening move, specifically designed to discover and identify a pool of talented young people who will form the core of the publication support structure. Of the fifty partipants, three stood out with their obvious potential and decent writing skills. Ron Jacob Unabia, Kaymae Maitum and Quenie Fernan were declared the winners. Currently active writers, they are featured in page five of the Kanaas publication (1st issue). They will also be featured in this site one by one in the next posts.

The organizers also gave out medals to ten other participants who showed promise. Cash, trophies and medals - donated by supportive members of the local community - were given as prizes to the winners.

KANAAS Sa Amihanan
July 2011 Vol. 1 No. 1
(A local quarterly newspaper of Bogo published by the City of Bogo through the Bogo Public Library)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Inquirer features Capitancillo Islet

Capitancillo: Cebu's new ocean leisure spot.

As a Bogohanon, I am very proud of our diving spot in Bogo, of which recently was featured in the Philippine Daily Inquirer with the title: "Capitancillo: Cebu's new ocean leisure spot."

The article talks about the short story about Capitancillo islet and why it becomes Cebu's new ocean leisure spot.

Capitancillo is an islet within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Bogo, northern tip of Cebu Island and is considered one of Cebu's ocean leisure spot. And that is why the local government is promoting and protecting this islet and ensures its preservation including its surroundings.

According to the website, the official website of the Philippine Coast Guard, Capitancillo is one of the operating light stations in the country. The islet hosts a solar-powered lighthouse and weather observation post built in the ruins of an American prewar structure that was replaced
by a 25-meter cylindrical tower in the 1905s.

Capitancillo is filled with rich and valuable coastal and marine resources. Thus, it was declared a marine sanctuary and diving destination noting its potentials and it is now a haven for divers.

It has three dive sites - Ormoc Shoal, Nuñez Shoal and its own southwest wall. The sites have shallow reef tops at 33 feet leading to drop-offs with soft corals, gorgonian sea fans, caves and black corals.

Capitancillo Islet can be reached from four jump-off points in Bogo City, 101 kilometers from Cebu City and a three-hour travel by bus. These are Polambato Port (45-minute boat ride), Nailon Wharf (30-minute), Marangog Cove (15 to 20-minute) and Odlot Hideaway (15 to 20-minute).

Rental for a pumpboat that can accommodate at most 15 people is from P1,000 to P2,000. Day huts can be rented at P200 for whole-day use.

Although there is no diving operator in the islet, three certified divers collect only P100 each for foreign clients and P50 for locals.

Please go to the original article posted in the Philippine Daily Inquirer website to read more about this.

Monday, August 8, 2011

City of Bogo - New Scholars Named

Seven new scholars were chosen to receive assistance for their tertiary education by the Bogo City Government, adding to the current eighty seven deserving student beneficiaries.

The seven scholars are Mary Apple Balunan, Sarah Jane Metante, Richell Ann Hidalgo, Fiel Anthony Francisco, Garyphike Pelaez, Mary Faith Crodua, and Archer Lepon Jr., coming from the different barangays of the city. They took and passed the qualifying examination last May 18-21, 2011 held at Bogo City Hall.

“I, for one, know how valuable education is to each and every people. I am very much committed to giving our youth a scholarship program so that they can realize their deeply-felt hopes and dreams in their lives,’’ expressed Honorable Celestino “Junie” Martinez Jr., the city mayor.

The City of Bogo Scholarship Program has long been giving support to many Bogohanons who are very much eager and hopeful to continue their tertiary schooling. With the mission of making the future bright for every constituent of the city, it has persistently and continuously accepted many aspiring students year after year with the applicants undergoing proper screening and evaluation before making their entry to the scholarship program of the City of Bogo.

From the time it first existed up to the present, it has already helped a good number of students finish their college courses. Just last March 2011, 47 scholars were able to graduate, 32 of them were cadets of the Southwestern University Maritime Regiment under the Study Now Pay Later Program of the city mayor, and the rest finished baccalaureate degrees from the prestigious and distinguished universities and colleges in Cebu City as well as in Bogo itself.

“To the man I owe priceless gratitude; a man who serves as the father of Bogohanons; a man with real passion in helping the less productive people in the society to alleviate and improve their lives; a man who serves as an instrument and an initiator for the realization of the dreams of the young Bogohanons who thought before that their dreams are just illusions. I am thankful to the mayor for his unselfish support for attaining my college education. And now, I am about to begin the second step of my journey towards success. I salute to the mayor,” said Ricky Flores, one of the appreciative cadets of the Maritime Regiment of SWU, now assigned at UNIVAN, Shipping Company.

In making their way to the scholar’s society.
Having been chosen to receive the grant for the pursuance of their education, these students were thankful for the opportunity. The said assistance will be provided on a quarterly basis as they go to college.

“Nagpasalamat kaayo ko og dako nga gihatagan mi og grasya gikan sa kahitas-an, pinaagi sa atong pinalanggang mayor sa Bogo. Usa gayud siya ka instrumento. Hinaot nga hatagan pa siya og taas-taas nga higayon pa nga mamuno og moserbisyo sa atong siyudad. Ang iyang programa usa gayud ka dakong tabang kanamong mga kabataan,” expressed Sarah Jane Metante, one of the new scholars.

With Engr. Wenceslao Cañete and Ms. Sheila Orcullo, as coordinators, the scholarship program unrelentingly inspires many young people to the realization that poverty is not a roadblock to success.

by Kenneth June Ybañez
July 2011 Issue, Vol. 1 No. 1

Sunday, August 7, 2011

SC decision final | Bogo stays as city

      The Supreme Court (SC) finally issued an entry of judgment on July 6, 2011 on the cityhood status of 16 cities which includes the City of Bogo following a series of contradicting decisions on the case against the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP). The issuance of entry of judgment puts an end to the long legal battle.
       In a Resolution penned by Associate Justice Lucas P. Bersamin, it concluded: “Congress undeniably gave these cities all the considerations that justice and fair play demanded. Hence, this Court should do no less by stamping its imprimatur to the clear and unmistakable legislative intent and by duly recognizing the certain collective wisdom of Congress.”
       “WHEREFORE, the Ad Cautelam Motion for Reconsideration) of the Decision dated 15 February 2011) is denied with finality.”
       Declared constitutional were RA 9389 (Baybay City in Leyte), RA 9390 (Bogo City in Cebu), RA 9391 (Catbalogan City in Samar), RA 9392 (Tandag City in Surigao del Sur), RA 9393 (Lamitan City in Basilan), RA 9394 (Borongan City in Eastern Samar), RA 9398 (Tayabas City in Quezon), RA 9404 (Tabuk City in Kalinga), RA 9405 (Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur), RA 9407 (Batac City in Ilocos Norte), RA 9408 (Mati City in Davao Oriental), RA 9409 (Guihulngan City in Negros Orienta), RA 9434 (Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte), RA 9435 (El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental), RA 9436 (Carcar City in Cebu) and RA 9491 (Naga City in Cebu).
       Bogo City Mayor, Hon. Celestino E. Martinez Jr., said that the city government will ask the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) withheld from the time the cityhood law was ratified. 
         The 16 cities will submit a letter to Budget Secretary Francisco Abad, to this effect. Bogo received city-rate IRA in 2007, 2008 and the 1st quarter of 2009 only.

June 16, 2007. RA 9390 the cityhood law that converts the status of Bogo into city was ratified in a plebiscite.

November 18, 2008. SC declared the 16 cityhood laws unconstitutional for violation of Sections 6 and 10 of Article X of the Constitution specifying equality in creation of new cities. The 16 cities did not meet the criteria of a P100M income, SC ruled in a vote of 6-5 and written by Justice Antonio Carpio.

December 21, 2009. The Nov. 18, 2008 decision was reversed by SC in a vote 6-4 declaring the 16 cityhood laws were in fact, constitutional and not violative to the Constitution. The resolution was written by Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr. The ruling declared that 16 new cities were explicitly exempt from income requirement pursuant to RA 9009.

August 24, 2010. The third ruling granted the motions for reconsideration filed by the LCP in a vote of 7-6 and written again by Justice Carpio. Two justices inhibited from the case. SC in effect, reinstated its November 18, 2008 decision.

February 15, 2011. The fourth ruling granted the motions for reconsideration filed by 16 cities. It reinstated the Dec. 21, 2009 decision declaring the 16 cityhood laws valid and constitutional.

April 12, 2011. SC denied with finality the motion for reconsideration filed by LCP.

June 28, 2011. SC dismissed the 2nd Ad Cautelam Motion for Reconsideration (of Feb. 15, 2011 Decision).

July 6, 2011. SC issued the Entry of Judgment declaring the constitutionality of 16 laws final and executory.

The Bone of Contention. The LCP contend that the cityhood laws violate Sections 6 and 10 of Article X of the Constitution, the Equal Protection Clause, and the right of local governments to a just share in the national taxes.

However, SC ruled that Congress clearly intended that the 16 new cities be exempted from the coverage of RA 9009 particularly the adjustment in income requirement from P20M to P100M.

The 16 cities assert that in October 2000 Senate Bill No. 2157 prior to its adoption as RA 9009 was yet deliberated in Congress while the subject cityhood laws were already pending in Senate.

RA 9009 only took effect on June 30, 2011 already under the 12th Congress. Hence, it did not cover the conversion bills. Furthermore, the responses of Senator Aquilino Pimentel, author of RA 9009 made it clear that the law exempts the 16 cities from coverage.

With every fabric of contention settled, the Mayor said to those who attended the thanksgiving mass on June 30, 2011 held at the chapel of the city hall, “Be home and sleep soundly”.

By Ruby Ortega-Uy
July 2011 Issue, Vol. 1 No. 1

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Oil and Gas Exploration Off the Waters of Bogo

      The Department of Energy (DOE) under service contract with NorAsian Energy Philippines, Inc. conducted offshore oil and gas exploration project in the waters of Bogo starting the first week of June this year.
          The three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey covered an operational area of 464 sq. kms. traversing the municipalities of Borbon and Sogod  including the City of Bogo while data acquisition covered mainly the waters of San Francisco and Palompon.
The territorial waters of Bogo along with other 16 municipalities of 3 provinces are part of Service Contract (SC) 69 which covers and area of 7,040 sq. kms over the Camotes Sea. SC 69 aims to acquire approximately 880 line kms of seismic data that will be used in the evalutation of geologic features that may have potential deposit for oil and gas.
          Atty. Russ Mark Gamallo, Legal Officer-Visayas Field Office, said 3D survey follows a 2D survey when data gathered indicate potential results. The 2D survey was conducted between March to April 2010 which identified 2 prospects. 
The 3D marine seismic survey is expectedto take a better impression of the area that may lead to exploratory drilling, Atty. Gamallo added.
          On board the seismic vessel, BGP MV Discoverer 2 is a marine mammal observer installed to ensure the safety of marine mammals along the exploration site.  The vessel travels a speed of 8 kms per hour (7.5 mins./km), tows 4 cables of 4.5 kms in length each at 5-8 meters underwater.  On the surface orange buoys with flashing lights are attached to the end of cables.
          The Sangguniang Panlungsod passed Resolution No. 048-2011 on May 11, 2011 expressing support to the petroleum exploration program of the national government and favorably endorsing the project.
          Local authorities, along with department heads and representative from Bantay Dagat sat down with DOE and Norasian Energy Phils., Inc. on May 6, 2011. Among the issues and concerns the forum addresed were as follows:
1.    The survey shall be outside coral reefs, marine sanctuaries and marine protected areas, dive sites and other shallow areas;
2.    Safety measures shall be in placed for protection of marine stocks;
3.    Safety of the seafaring vessels and the interest of fisherfolks shall not be prejudiced;
4.    A just compensation scheme to a valied claim, if there will be any.
DOE through its service contractor also presented the Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.  
          The project is a realization of policy thrust of Philippine Government to ensure energy security which aims to develop the country’s indigenous energy resources under its Petroleum Exploration Program. 

By Ruby Ortega-Uy
July 2011 Issue, Vol. 1 No. 1

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

KANAAS, Bogo City's community paper - launching

Today is the launching of KANAAS Gikan sa Amihanan, a quarterly publication of Bogo City. This publication will feature all the events in Bogo, including the programs, projects and activities of the city government. This will also serve as a quarterly report of the city government to its constituents.

But most of all, according to Hon. Belinda N. Rodriguez who is the editor in chief of this community paper, this publication is a vehicle where Bogohanon budding writers, young and old, can express themselves and further develop their talent for writing.

The paper have sections for both English and Cebuano literary works and pages for editorial and opinion. With this, our student writers in Bogo will have ample spaces to showcase their talents.

The Kanaas publication staff:

Belinda N. Rodriguez
Managing Editor
Shiela F. Orcullo
Assistant Editor
Ruby Ortega-Uy
Jinky Garcia-Guevarra

Mary Ann Togonon
Premalyn P. Cayabyab

Ronilo S. Del Carmen
Leamier D. Estacion

Gregy Romano

Ulysses Vincent C. Villacrucis

Gilbert Rodrigo

Christine Mata Alfafara
Lora May Labastida
Gremer Chan Reyes

Marcelo Baterna

Rudy Pescante

Julian Siasar

Antonieto Suico
Kenneth June Ybañez
Kaymae Maitum

Ron Jacob Unabia
Quenie Fernan
Ma. Cindelle Ancajas
Jasper Jay Dionela
TJ Marie Labastida
Fidel Rico Nini
Jose Neil Lumongsod
Ranel Veraces

Jaz June Ramirez
Jeany Eve Ynot

For Bogohanons around the world who wish to obtain a copy of KANAAS but would seem impossible to do so, worry not. For I have already asked the Kanaas Publication Staff through its Managing Editor Shiela Flores Orcullo the permission to publish in this website some of the interesting articles of the publication. Just keep visiting to this site and I will share to you some of the articles that are worth sharing for, especially all about the events in Bogo City.

Congratulations to the staff of Kanaas! Rest assured that proper credits will be made to the articles that will be publish here.

KANAAS publication will circulate in the entire 4th district of Cebu and will accept advertisements. If you wish to advertise in Kanaas, just contact Prem at (032) 4349488 during office hours from Monday to Saturday. The price quotation for the ads:
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Apple Iphone 5 for free?

I know that many of you have a good experience with Apple's Iphone 4 and Iphone 3. Apple was very much happy to be of service to people around the world with their gadgets. Well, to be fair, there were also some problems that many users encountered with Iphone 4 and Iphone 3.

Now, Apple is very proud with their latest gadget, the Apple Iphone 5. Techie people are in panic, they all wanted to acquire it no matter how much the cost is.

And how much more if it is given away for free?

Almost every site that I browsed, I will always encounter this ad about this Apple Iphone 5 that is given away for free. I am a techie person and I always found myself drooling every time  I encounter this ad.

But I really can't get it why people are giving away this Apple Iphone 5 just for free. So to my curiosity, one time, I really wanted to find out if its true. I thought to myself, this is now my chance to get this Iphone 5. But when I click it, I always got redirected.

Only to find out that this ad is open only to US residents. Therefore, if we will click this ad and we are not in the United States, we will get redirected somewhere else.

Until now, I really don't know if they are really really, really giving that Apple Iphone 5 for free! But what if its really true, I know there are a lot of techie people out there who wish to have this Iphone 5. So this could be your chance, just try it.

My warning, don't give away your confidential information (e.g. credit card number, bank account number, etc.) so that you will not fall to the hands of chisellers. I really wanted to try this for you guys but I always got redirected because I'm not in the United States right now, Im just here in my beloved hometown of Bogo City, Cebu in the Philippines.

So if you're living in the United States, you might want to try it, but always bear in mind my warning. Good luck guys!

If you want to try it now, just click on the image below. But always be careful.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bogo's Cityhood was never unconstitutional - Supreme Court

The city status of Bogo was never been reverted to Municipality. The Supreme Court has put rest the cityhood case of the 16 cities which includes the City of Bogo and two other LGU's in Cebu (Carcar and Naga). With the Supreme Court's final ruling on constitutionality of cityhood laws of 16 LGUs, it is very clear that the City of Bogo remains a city since its plebiscite last June 16, 2007 up to the present.

For more details on this, read  related news:

SC: 16 new cities final

MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has declared final its ruling on the constitutionality of the laws that converted 16 municipalities into cities as it ordered an entry of judgment that would finally put the issue to rest.
Declared as constitutional were Republic Act No. 9389 (Baybay City in Leyte), RA 9390 (Bogo City in Cebu), RA 9391 (Catbalogan City in Samar), RA 9392 (Tandag City in Surigao del Sur), RA 9393 (Lamitan City in Basilan), RA 9394 (Borongan City in Samar), RA 9398 (Tayabas City in Quezon), RA 9404 (Tabuk City in Kalinga);
RA 9405 (Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur), RA 9407 (Batac City in Ilocos Norte), RA 9408 (Mati City in Davao Oriental), RA 9409 (Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental), RA 9434 (Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte), RA 9435 (El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental), RA 9436 (Carcar City in Cebu), and RA 9491 (Naga City in Cebu).
In a resolution written by Justice Lucas P. Bersamin, the SC ruled that it could not entertain the motion for reconsideration of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) of its April 12, 2011 resolution being a second motion for reconsideration pursuant to Sec. 2 of Rule 51 of the Rules of Court. 

SC: 16 cityhood laws constitutional, final

MANILA -- The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered its Clerk of Court to issue an entry of judgment on the cityhood case of 16 municipalities, sealing with finality the constitutionality of 16 Cityhood Laws.
Declared as constitutional were Republic Act (RA) nos. 9389 (Baybay City in Leyte), 9390 (Bogo City in Cebu), 9391 (Catbalogan City in Samar), 9392 (Tandag City in Surigao del Sur), 9393 (Lamitan City in Basilan), 9394 (Borongan City in Samar), 9398 (Tayabas City in Quezon), 9404 (Tabuk City in Kalinga), 9405 (Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur), 9407 (Batac City in Ilocos Norte), 9408 (Mati City in Davao Oriental), 9409 (Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental), 9434 (Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte), 9435 (El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental), 9436 (Carcar City in Cebu), and 9491 (Naga City in Cebu).
“The finality of the resolutions upholding the constitutionality of the 16 Cityhood Laws now absolutely warrants the granting of respondents’ Motion for Entry of Judgment,” the SC ruled.

Lawyer Estelito Mendoza, counsel for the 16 new cities, in a motion for entry of judgment dated May 9, 2011 has urged the SC to make an entry of judgment to make the cityhood laws final and executory and for the much needed Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of the new cities to be finally released by the Department of Budget and Management.


SC ends dispute on 16 cities

MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court has ended the legal dispute on the cityhood of 16 former towns in the country.
The high court ordered its clerk of court to issue an entry of judgment on the case, thus sealing with finality the constitutionality of the 16 cityhood laws.

Declared as constitutional were Republic Acts (RA) 9389 (Baybay City in Leyte), 9390 (Bogo City in Cebu), 9391 (Catbalogan City in Samar), 9392 (Tandag City in Surigao del Sur), 9393 (Lamitan City in Basilan), 9394 (Borongan City in Samar), 9398 (Tayabas City in Quezon), 9404 (Tabuk City in Kalinga), 9405 (Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur), 9407 (Batac City in Ilocos Norte), 9408 (Mati City in Davao Oriental), 9409 (Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental), 9434 (Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte), 9435 (El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental), 9436 (Carcar City in Cebu), and 9491 (Naga City in Cebu).

In an 8-page resolution penned by Justice Lucas Bersamin, the court said it cannot entertain the motion for reconsideration of petitioner League of Cities of the Philippines, et al. of its April 12, 2011 resolution.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Famous Bogohanon - Mira Mae Dimmerling

Another Bogohanon has brought honor to the City of Bogo anew. Ms. Mira Mae Dimerling of Nailon, Bogo City, Cebu has won beauty title this past few months.

Last May 05 2011, the Mr. & Ms. Eco-Tourism Philippines – Cebu Leg pageant was held at Teatro Casino, Waterfront Hotel Cebu in Lahug, Cebu City. Ms. Dimmerling joined the contest representing the City of Bogo and she succeeded in her quest to take the title of Ms. Eco-Tourism Philippines – Cebu Leg. She also got 2 minor awards, the Miss Glutanine and Best in Casual Wear.

Mira Mae represented Cebu in the national level of Ms. Eco-Tourism Philippines which was held last June 18, 2011 at Canyon Cove Beach Club, Nasugbu, Batangas. She landed as 1st Runner Up.

She was warmly welcomed by the Bogohanons when she came home from Batangas after the pageant. No less than Bogo City Mayor Junie Martinez led the Bogohanons together with some City Hall departments as they welcomed Mira Mae.
Congratulations Mira Mae, the Bogohanons are very proud of you. We’re wishing more success in your career.

More power also to Mr. Lemuel Evangelista Rosos, one of famous designers in Cebu.

(Some photos are courtesy of Leitmotif Regalia on facebook)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Programme and List of Graduates of Technical Skills Training

Here's the Programme for this afternoon's graduation ceremony of the Bogo Lites Center. Included also are the names of the graduates who finished their respective technical skills training course.


HOLY MASS (2:00 P.M.)
Bogo LiteS Center
Rev. Fr. Joseph Arnel Mante


Graduates, Parents & Guests
Phil. National Anthem
City of Bogo Employees Chorale
Bogo Hymn
City of Bogo Employees Chorale
Words of Welcome
Hon. Santiago M. Oliamot
SP, Chair on Livelihood & Poverty Alleviation
Presentation of Graduates
Engr. Elenita Y. Ursal
Bogo Lites Center Administrator
CTEC Coordinator
Confirmation of Graduates
Dir. Buenafe S. Sta. Rita
Assist. Regional Director, TESDA VII
Provincial Director, TESDA Cebu
Distribution and Awarding of
Hon. Celestino E. Martinez Jr.
     of Certificates
City Mayor, City of Bogo
Dir. Buenafe S. Sta. Rita
Assist. Regional Director, TESDA VII
Provincial Director, TESDA Cebu
Hon. Santiago A. Sevilla
City Vice Mayor, City of Bogo
Board of Directors - Bogo Lites Center
Giving of Testimonies
Inspirational Message
Hon. Celestino E. Martinez Jr.
City Mayor, City of Bogo
Graduation Offering
City of Bogo Employees Chorale
Parting Words
Mr. Dante J. Mayor
City Budget Officer
Board of Director - Bogo Lites Center


Adam Owen T. Labayos
Pandan, Bogo City
Alejandro N. Ybanez
Pandan, Bogo City
Andelo B. Villafuente
Bantayan, Cebu
Anecito M. Ocnas
Taytayan, Bogo City
Arjen P. Micarsos
Nailon, Bogo City
Dario C. Alivio, Jr.
Nailon, Bogo City
Doriann J. Dungog
Pandan, Bogo City
Edmark P. Caayon
Marangog, Bogo City
Eduardo B. Alburo, Jr.
Nailon, Bogo City
Elener A. Bolambao
Marangog, Bogo City
Fraytz Jerard L. Quilo-an
Libertad, Bogo City
Jake M. Montealto
Tabogon, Cebu
Janine P. Sollano
Tabogon, Cebu
Jason Q. Pedrano
Anonang Norte, Bogo City
Jeffremer B. Illut
Sta. Fe, Cebu
Jerico V. Misa
San Remigio, Cebu
Jessie Noeh C. Masong
Binabag, Bogo City
Jingle B. Disabille
Sta. Fe, Cebu
John Micheal M. Suansing
Tabogon, Cebu
Johnny L. Gelig
Gairan, Bogo City
Joland L. Pagobo
Tabogon, Cebu
Jovan J. Mangubat
Borbon, Cebu
Jovannie P. Pagobo
Tabogon, Cebu
June Ilyn C. Terado
Sambag, Bogo City
Junjun Vivencio N. Regala
Don Pedro, Bogo City
Junrey E. Pogoy
Bantayan, Cebu
Junrey N. Mediana
Banban, Bogo City
Juspher R. Ochea
Siocon, Bogo City
Kevin D. Malinao
Nailon, Bogo City
Leo Y. Valiente
Tabogon, Cebu
Lloid Vincent M. Ocnas
Taytayan, Bogo City
Loige C. Duan
Tabogon, Cebu
Luisito M. Ocnas
Taytayan, Bogo City
Mark June A. Metante
Libertad, Bogo City
Reman B. Piape
Nailon, Bogo City
Renan J. Illustrisimo
Bantayan, Cebu
Renato Araneta
Cayang, Bogo City
Reymond I. Rosos
Taytayan, Bogo City
Rimon B. Casas
Borbon, Cebu
Ryan S. Medel
Pandan, Bogo City
Sean Kierby S. Sepulveda
Borbon, Cebu
Urbano L. Piasan, Jr.
Nailon, Bogo City
Vincent M. Pabiran
Tabogon, Cebu
Woodrow M. Congson
Gairan, Bogo City
Catherine M. Damayo
Medellin, Cebu
Chene del N. Alegre
Anonang Norte, Bogo City
Chrislyn S. Lacno
Borbon, Cebu
Elyn V. Arpon
Dakit, Bogo Cebu
Irish Christine Pearl P. Flores
Tabogon, Cebu
Jenilyn B. Pluta
Taytayan, Bogo City
Julie Ann Fernan
Marangog, Bogo City
Juvynal A. Pevida
Libertad, Bogo City
Kate Virnie F. Povadora
Tabogon, Cebu
Lyndon A. Ygot
Libertad, Bogo City
Ma. Fe V. Epe
Cayang, Bogo City
Madix Lej C. Escolar
La Paz, Bogo City
Maria Celina C. Garcia
Cogon, Bogo City
Roceles T. Dela Rama
Tabogon, Cebu
Rogelio P. Casiano, Jr.
Libertad, Bogo City
Rowena B. Potot
La Paz, Bogo City
Aileen A. Mori
Joan M. Conde
Aireen R. Casiano
Jocelyn Jurcales
Airen Tudtud
John Mark B. Arias
Aloha S. Ibanada
Jonna A. Catamco
Amelita B. Mediana
Joseph Pineda
Analou I. Malinao
Josie D. Pepito
Analyn B. Tamayo
Kharen C. Pelayo
Analyn Jurado
Lalin A. Malingin
Anelyn F. Amit
Larie M. Ursal
Angeli B. Torres
Leah O. Aton
Annabel Butaslac
Leciel B. Bongo
Annalie M. Aton
Leomarie S. Pagobo
Benrie S. Ibanda
Leonisa P. Maitum
Buenafe Lumongsod
Liezel Ursabia
Catherine B. Ruelo
Loygen Querobin
Cathylyn Rufo
Ma. Nene Alburo
Cindy A. Masangki
Ma. Vilma B. Tumulak
Concordio M. Ngoho
Mae C. Ursal
Cristhey Pevida
Manilyn V. Ramirez
Cristine N. Sumarago
Margie D. Alburo
Dechel Aque
Maricel Monares
Diana L. Manzo
Marilou I. Ancero
Doris Abe
Marilyn M. Toralba
Eddieza Japal
Marivel O. Pacaldo
Emmelyn B. Tumulak
Marlon V. Ramirez
Eric M. Nacario
Mary Jane B. Edisan
Ermie Setosta
Melba Y. Escolar
Eva Jane Arranguez
Mercy S. Manalili
Genevie P. Andales
Metzi A. Inoc
Gerlie V. Toñacao
Michelle Ann Derrota
Gerwena V. Ancero
Mona Luna Araneta
Gina Gesta
Patrice C. Catarata
Glinda O. Piape
Presly B. Toñacao
Gretchen Ylanan
Princess Lyn M. Montellano
Harney M. Olasiman
Racky P. Visavilla
Hasset Pelaez
Recy A. Lequin
Ires Metante
Regina Belarmina
Irish P. Nailon
Reglyn T. Povadora
Janeth Collamar
Reynaldo T. Sumayang
Jaymar M. Gloria
Richmon C. Ting, Jr.
Jaymarry S.Maglasang
Rose Ann G. Perez
Jean B. Bontog
Rowel S. Bertulfo
Jelly Ann O. Tumulak
Roxan M. Ypil
Jemaica M. Bercero
Sheila Arriesgado
Jhun Rey Agcang
Sheila C. Arpon
Jimmy Querobin
Sheryl P. Canama
Jinky Y. Potot
Susana Arnado

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