Anihan Festival Manjuyod

Manjuyod Anihan Festival 2015

The municipality of Manjuyod Negros Oriental is annually celebrating their famous Anihan Festival. The festival celebrates the bountiful Harvest of their products like root crops, vegetables and fish.

Manjuyod launches FishForever Pride Campaign

Manjuyod launches FishForever Pride Campaign

The Municipality of Manjuyod was one of the selected municipalities in Negros Oriental to be one of the beneficiaries of the FishForever Pride Campaign. The tourism office of Manjuyod was very busy to have this campaign successfully launched.

Hudyaka sa Bais

Bais Hudyaka Festival 2015

Hudyaka sa Bais

The annual festival celebrations in the City of Bais are about to start. The tradition of the Hudyaka sa Bais reaches back all the way into the Spanish era to honer the cities patron San Nicolás de Tolentino.  While the actual Bais Fiesta date is in September, the celebrations start already mid August.

Hudyaka sa Bais
Schedule of Activities 2015

Saturday August 15, 2015

5:00 PM Salvo Holy Mass
6:00PM Procession of San Nicolas de Tolentino to the City Hall
6:15PM Special Session Sangguniang Panglungsod
6:30PM State of the City Address at the Veranda, City Hall
8:00PM Opening Salvo
8:30PM Bais Idol Season 1 pisode 4, Grand Finals
9:00PM Live Band and Disco Jocky

Saturday August 22, 2015

9:00PM Miss Bais City Presentation

Saturday August 29, 2015

9:00PM Miss Bais City Talent Night

Sunday August 30, 2015

8:00AM Tree Planting along La Paz Road
1:00PM Fun Run Registration
4:30PM Fun Run Gun Start
6:00PM Zumba
8:00PM Foam Party

Tuesday September 01, 2015

9:00PM Barangay Dos Variety Show

Thursday September 03,2015

9:00PM Mr. Bais Pageant Night

Saturday 05, 2015

9:00PM Miss Bais Selection and Coronation Night

Sunday September 06, 2015

8:00PM Youth Night Showcase of Talents
10:00PM Foam Party

Monday September 07, 2015

1:00PM Hudyaka sa Bais Street Parade
4:00PM Hudyaka sa Bais Showdown

Tuesday September 08, 2015

5:00AM Aurora Procession to the Blessed Virgin
6:00AM Holy Mass on the Occasion of the Birthday

Wednesday September 09,2015

4:00 AM Diana
8:00AM Civic Parade
9:00 AM Ecumenical Service
9:30AM Band Exhibition
9:00PM Live Band and Disco

Thursday September 10, 2015

10:00AM High Mass
9:00PM Fiesta Ball

See you all at the Hudyaka sa Bais 2015

Hudyaka sa Bais

Wayboga Festival - Amlan

Wayboga Festival – Amlan

Wayboga Festival - Amlan

Short, but intense is the celebration of the municipality of Amlan Smoke Free 6th year Anniversary and Wayboga Festival 2015

Theme: “Ang Tanan Malipayon KOn ang Kahimsog sa Katawahan sa Amlan Magpadayon”
(“Everybody’s Happy when Amlanganons continue to stay Healthy”)

Friday July 17 2015

Activities in the Morning:
6:30 AM Salabong Parade at Bio-os crossing to Amlan Plaza , Tandayag Wharf to Amlan Plaza
8:00 AM Program at Amlan Central Square

Afternoon Activities:
2:30 PM Wayboga Street Dance Competition in front of the Municipal Hall

Evening Activities:
7:00 PM Showdown 4 High School on the Municipality
7:00 PM Wayboga Princess 7 Elementary School in the municipality
11:00 PM Disco

Happy Anniversary – Amlan

Tanjay City - Fiesta 2015

Tanjay City Fiesta 2015

July is for Tanjay City a month of celebration. The whole month is stuffed with events for young and old to celebrate the Tanjay City Fiesta 2015.  This years celebrations are under the theme:

Kalamboan nga nakab-ot Ipatunhay, Buylo Tanjay
(“May the success attained by our city be preserved, Go Tanjay!!!”)

Tanjay City - Fiesta 2015

 

Tanjay City Fiesta – Calendar of Events 2015

Wednesday July 01, 2015

6:00 AM Opening of Nutrition Month and Thanks Giving Mass at Saint James Parish Greater
7:00 AM Nutri- Fit Walk , Registration Program, Zumba Showdown at Bgry Poblacion 7

Friday July 03, 2015

6:00 AM Walk for Life – Senior Citizens at Osmeña Park
8:00 PM Fiesta 2015 Opening Salvo Presentation

  • Little Mr. & Miss Tanjay City 2015
  • Miss Tanjay City 2015
  • Matron Queen Tanjay City 2015

9:00 PM Fireworks Disply and Street Party at Rizal Street

Saturday July 04, 2015

9:00 PM Street Party with Live Band at Rizal Street

Sunday July 05, 2015

3:00 PM Local Singing Talent Audition at Tanjay National High School

Wednesday July 08, 2015

9:00 PM Transparency Band2 at Rizal Park
10:00 PM 1st Balloting of Little Mr. & Miss Tanjay 2015 and Matron Queen Tanjay 2015 at Rizal Park

Thursday July 09, 2015

3:00 PM Local Singing Talent Final Audition at Tanjay National High School

Friday July 10, 2015

6:00 PM Special Basketball at Osmeña Park
9:00 PM Park Café- Transparency Band 1 at Rizal Park

Saturday July 11, 2015

8:00 AM Football Festival at TNHS Ball Field (OPAO)
9:00 PM Street Party with Live Band ar Rizal Park

Sunday July 12, 2015

8:00 AM Football Festival at TNHS Ball Field (OPAO)
8:00 PM LST Grand Finals at Osmeña Park

Monday July 13, 2015

8:00 AM Diskwento Caravan at Osmeña Park

Tuesday July 14, 2015

8:00 AM Diskwento Caravan at Osmeña Park
1:00 PM Well Baby Breast Feeding and Cooking Contest at Osmeña Park

Wednesday July 15, 2015

8:00 AM Diskwento Caravan at Osmeña Park
9:00 PM Transparency Band 2 at Rizal Park
10:00 PM Final Balloting of Little Mr. & Miss Tanjay 2015 and Matron Queen Tanjay 2015 at Rizal Park

Thursday July 16, 2015

2:00 PM Dakpanay sa Baboy ( pig catching) at Osmeña Park
5:15 PM 1st Novena Mass at Saint James the Greater Parish
6:00 PM Hip Hop Competition at Osmeña Park

Friday July 17, 2015

5:15 PM 2nd Novena Mass at Saint James the Greater Parish
9:00 PM Battle of the Acoustics at Rizal Park

Saturday July 18, 2015

8:00 AM Drag Race at Rizal Park
8:00 AM Dog Show at Osmeña Park
5:15 PM 3rd Novena Mass at Saint James the Greater Parish
8:00 PM Proclamation & Coronation of Little Mr. & Miss Tanjay 2015 at Osmeña Park
9:00 PM Park Café – Transparency Band 1 at Rizal Park
9:00 PM Street Party with Live Band at the Rizal Street

Sunday July 19, 2015

8:00 AM TCMBC 4th Mayor’s Cup Cycling Competition at Crossing Novallas Palanas
8:00 AM Motocross at Motorpool, San Jose
5:15 PM 4th Novena Mass at Saint James the Greater Parish
7:00 PM Acrobatic Entertainment Show at Osmeña Park

Monday July 20, 2015

8:00 AM Larong Pinoy (Filipino Games) at Osmeña Park
5:15 PM 5th Novena Mass at Saint James the Greater Parish
8:00 PM Dance Sport Competition and Ballroom Dancing at Osmeña Park

Tuesday July 21, 2015

5:00 PM 6th Novena Mass at Saint James the Greater Parish
8:00 PM Proclamation & Coronation of Matron Queen 2015 at Osmeña Park

Wednesday July 22, 2015

6:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sinulog sa Tanjay Blocking at Osmeña Park6
6:00 PM – 12:00 MD Technical Rehearsal Miss Tanjay 2015 at Osmeña Park
5:15 PM 7th Novena Mass

Thursday July 23, 2015

2:00 PM Civic Parade at the City Streets
5:15 PM 8th Novena Mass at Saint James the Greater Parish
8:00 PM Selection & Coronation Night of Miss Tanjay 2015 at Osmeña Park

Friday July 24, 2015

6:00 AM 9th Novena Mass at Saint James the Greater Parish
7:00 PM Procession of the Image of Saint James The Greater at the City Streets
8:00 AM Sinulog sa Tanjay Showdown at Osmeña Park
1:00PM Sinulog Street Dancing at the City Streets
1:00 PM Horse Show at Diaz College Grounds
9:00 PM Park Café Transparency Band 1 at Rizal Park

Saturday July 25, 2015

10:00 AM Concelebrated High Mass in Honor of Saint James the Greater at Saint James the Greater Parish
12:00 Noon Sinulog sa Tanjay Exhibition at Saint James the Greater Parish ( front lawn)
1:00 PM Horse Show at Diaz College Grounds
2:00 PM Talk and Text Bingo Panalo at Osmeña Park
9:00 PM Park Café Transparency Band 1 at Rizal Park
9:00 PM SMART Night with Live Band at Rizal Park

Monday July 27, 2015

8:00 AM Sponsored by DepEd Culmination & Awarding Ceremony 2015 at City Hall Flag Pole
Fiesta Celebration
7:00 PM Invitational Basketball at Osmña Park

Tuesday July 28, 2015

7:00 PM Invitational Basketball at Osmña Park

Wednesday July 29, 2015

9:00 PM Transparency Band 2 at Rizal Park

Thursday July 30, 2015

8:00 AM City –Wide DepEd Based Nutrition Contest at Osmeña Park
4:00 PM Culmination Nutrition Month Program at Osmeña Park

Friday July 31, 2015

9:00 PM Park Café Transparency Band1 at Rizal Park

Happy Fiesta 2015 – Tanjay City

Negros Island Region

NIR – Transitional Regional Offices Announced

Negros Island Region

The Technical Working Group (TWG) for Region 18 – better known as Negros Island Region (NIR) – met on Friday, June 19 in Quezon to divide the regional transition offices. The meeting was presided by DILG Secretary Mar Roxas at the Department of Interior and Local Government office in Quezon City. The meeting was attended by delegations of Negros Oriental with by Governor Roel Degamo leading it, and a delegation from Negros Occidental with Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. in the leading position.

Bacolod in Negros Occidental will be home for the following clusters of the NIR Transitional Regional Offices for the new Negros Island Region

Governance Office Cluster

  • Department of Finance
  • Commission on Audit
  • DILG (local governments)
  • National Economic Development Authority
  • Department of Budget and Management
  • Commission of Elections

Agriculture and Land Office Cluster

  • Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
  • Department of Agrarian Reform
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Peace and Order/Security Office Cluster

  • Office of Civil Defense and the Department of Interior and Local Government
    • Philippine National Police,
    • Bureau of Fire Protection
    • Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
  • Department of Justice and its attached agencies.
    • National Bureau of Investigation,
    • Parole and Probation,
    • Prosecutors, etc
  • Department of National Defense


Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental will be home for the following clusters of the Transitional Regional Offices for the new Negros Island Region

Infrastructure Office Cluster

  • Department of Transportation and Communication (and attached agencies)
  • National Telecommunications Commission
  • Franchising Regulatory Board
  • Department of Public Works and Highways,
  • Maritime Industry Authority
  • Land Transportation Office

Human Development Office Cluster

  • Commission on Higher Education
  • Philippine Statistics Authority
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Professional Regulation Commission
  • Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Social Welfare and Development
  • Department of Health

Industry and Labor Office Cluster

  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Department of Labor and Employment
  • Department of Trade and Industry
  • Department of Tourism
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Department of Science and Technology

Operation of the NIR transitional offices

The NIR transitional offices will be manned (and of course “womenned”) with budget and staff taken from the regional offices of the Central and Western Visayas, where Negros Oriental and Occidental belonged to.

The plan of Roxas targets the 1st of October 2015 to have the transitional Negros Island Region offices partially and on January 1st, 2016 fully operational.

Negros Island Region - NIR

Negros Island Region – NIR

Negros Island Region - NIR

The signature of President Benigno S. Aquino III under the Executive Order No. 183, s, 2015  which creates the Negros Island Region – or for short NIR – came faster than many expected.

As many times, we heard and read many different opinions over the last weeks and months about the Negros Island Region. Most of them really showed a lot of misunderstanding what that new built region really is.  One of the most common mistakes is the thought that Negros Oriental and Occidental will be one big province.

This is wrong! The two provinces will remain independent. They are NOT forced together.

While the words “region” and “province” should be self-explaining, it appears that they also get widely ignored. Both provinces will remain independent with their own provincial governments in Dumaguete and Bacolod. A region in the Philippines has no own government (with one exception, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao). However, it does have a regional center which is not yet announced and once again all cities thrown into that are pure speculations.

Why a Negros Island Region?

Negros Oriental belonged with Cebu Island, Bohol and Siquijor to Region VII (Central Visayas) Negros Occidental was part of Region VI, the Western Visayas which consists of the provinces of  Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo.  Being part of this regions the piece of the money-pie which went to the two provinces on Negros Island was considerably smaller per head as it is supposed to be.

Funds were rather used for the cities on the main islands (Cebu and Panay) of each region than passed to Negros Island. Now the new formed Negros Island Region may or may not show more unity when it comes down to the funds. The NIR will heave a better position when it comes to public investments where our island felt short in the past.

For all who did not read the EO No.183, below a quote of it to get familiar with the content.

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 183

CREATING A NEGROS ISLAND REGION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

WHEREAS, Article X, Section 4 of the Constitution provides that the President shall exercise general supervision over local government units;

WHEREAS, the administrative regions were established to promote efficiency in the Government, accelerate social and economic development and improve public services;

WHEREAS, Article X, Section 14 of the Constitution requires the President to provide for regional development councils or other similar bodies for purposes of administrative decentralization to strengthen the autonomy of units therein; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to further accelerate the social and economic development of the cities and municipalities comprising the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental and improve the delivery of public services in the aforementioned provinces;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and existing laws, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. Negros Island Region

The Negros Island Region (NIR) is hereby created. The NIR shall be composed of the following provinces, including the cities, municipalities, and barangays comprising the provinces:

a. Negros Oriental; and
b. Negros Occidental.

SECTION 2. Negros Island Region Technical Working Group (NIR-TWG)

A Negros Island Technical Working Group, composed of the Office of the President (OP), the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the representatives of the Provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental, is hereby constituted to form a Technical Working Group (TWG).

The TWG will formulate a Roadmap to put in place the institutional arrangements for the NIR by 2015-2016; recommend to the OP the preferred Regional Center; arrange the requirements for organizational development, staffing, and budgeting of regional line and regulatory agencies, as well as the imperatives for development planning and investment programming.

SECTION 3. Regional Councils

Notwithstanding the activities of the NIR-TWG, the following Regional Councils are hereby constituted and the following government agencies are hereby designated as the interim secretariats:

a. Negros Island Development Council – NEDA Secretariat;
b. Negros Island Peace and Order Council – DILG as Secretariat; and
c. Negros Island DRRM Council – Office of Civil Defense (OCD) as Secretariat.

SECTION 4. Funding

The funding for NIR-TWG shall be sourced from the implementing agencies of the NIR-TWG and the provinces making up the NIR, subject to the availability of funds and upon compliance with all existing applicable laws and budgetary, accounting, and auditing rules and regulations.

SECTION 5. Role of Government Agencies

All departments, bureaus, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities of the national government, including government-owned or -controlled corporations and government financial institutions, are hereby directed to extend their full assistance to the NIR-TWG in support of its functions and activities.

SECTION 6. Repealing

All orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Order are hereby repealed, amended, or modified accordingly.

SECTION 7. Separability

If any provision of this Order is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the other provisions unaffected thereby shall remain valid and subsisting.

SECTION 8. Effectivity

This Order shall take effect immediately upon its publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

DONE, in the City of Manila, this 29th day of May, in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Fifteen.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By the President:

(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary

source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines


The Negros Island Region will not be the “cure for cancer” and it will take time to see any positive effect. One thing is certain, it can be a big step in the direction of improvement. If that will happen and how long it takes is to this point only speculation and certainly depends on the “captains and their crew” to navigate the NIR into the (hopefully) correct direction.

Tayasan Fiesta 2015

Tayasan Fiesta 2015

Tayasan Fiesta 2015

The Dalit Tayasanon Festival 2015 is in full swing While the municipality of Tayasan does not belong to the biggest in Negros Oriental, Tayasanons certainly know how to throw a party. The Schedule of activities of the Tayasan Fiesta 2015 is filled with events for all ages to enjoy.

Tayasan Fiesta 2015 – Schedule of Events

June 6, 2015, Saturday

Drag Race (National Open)

June 7, 2015, Sunday

Day: Mountain Bike Challenge (National Open)

Night:Rap Contest (Open Province Wide)

June 8, 2015, Monday

Day: Pagpangandam ( Preparation)

Night: Battle of the Champions “SANGKA SA BANGGIITANG”

MAG-AAWIT SA TAYASAN” (Open 1st Cong. District)

Presentation of Candidates

June 9, 2015, Tuesday

Night: Pop Dance (Open Province Wide)

June 10, 2015, Wednesday

8:00 AM CALLE de BALLAR ( Street Dance)

2:00 PM PALIHE SHOWDOWN “Dalit Tayasanon Festival 2015″

Night: Senior Citizen’s Night (Kagabhion sa mga Edaran)­­­

June 11, 2015, Thursday

Day: Pagpangandam

Night BALIK LUNSOD: GALA NIGHT
* Presentation of Past Beauties

June 12, 2015, Friday

5:00AM Mass of All Churches

6:00AM Fluvial Procession “DAWAT”

7:00AM Flag Raising – Independence Day Parade “ADLAW SA KAGAWASAN” with Past and Present Beauties

Lumba sa Sakayan (Racing)

Night: Miss Tayasan 2015 “Gabie Sa Pasunding” – Coronation Night Special guest: Actor Jordan Herrera

June 13, 2015, Saturday

4:00AM High Mass All Churches

Motocross (National Open)

8:00PM – Disco with Skillage Band

 MAAYONG PANGILIN 
VIVA! SR. SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA

Sibulan Fiesta 2015

Sibulan Annual Town Fiesta 2015

Sibulan Fiesta 2015

Time to celebrate the Sibulan Annual Town Fiesta from May 30 to June 14, 2015. There is something for everybody, whether one is active or a passive spectator.

Sibulan Annual Town Fiesta – Schedule of Activities 

Saturday May 30, 2015

Opening Salvo
9:00 PM Presentation of Miss Sibulan 2015 Candidates
Fireworks at the Municipal Plaza
Mojo Fly Band from Manila feat.
Lougee Basabas Foam Party Part II & Disco at Municipal Covered Auditorium

Sunday May 31, 2015

5:00 AM Sibulan Adventure Run Fun Run; 3K; 5K & 10K Off-Half Marathon 21K *Selected Sibulan Areas.

Sunday May 31 to June 6, 2015

6:00 PM Inter-LGU Basketball Tournament at the Municipal Covered Auditorium

Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 05, 2015 to June 07 2015

8:00 AM 1st Invitational Non-Master Chess Tournament at the Municipal Plaza.

Friday June 5, 2015

5:00 PM ZUMBA at the Park

Sunday June 7, 2015

6:00 PM First All Star Celebrity Basketball Sunday Exhibition Game VS. Shaman Air at the Municipal Covered Auditorium. (by: Bayong Fontelo Wedding & Events)

Monday June 8, 2015

8:00 PM Miss Sibulan 2015” Talent Presentation and SMB Night w/ Live Band & Disco at the Municipal Covered Auditorium.

Tuesday June 9, 2015

Hudyaka Sibulan
A night of song & comedy Tuesday feat. Angel of Ms Tres, Boobsie Wonderland & Alex Castro – 8pm at the Municipal Covered Auditorium (by: Bayong Fontelo Wedding & Events)

Wednesday June 10, 2015

“Miss Sibulan 2015” Technical Rehearsal at the Municipal Covered Auditorium
6:00 PM Minus-One Singing Competition Junior
Minus-One Singing Competition Senior
Modern Dance Competition
Rap Competition at the Municipal Plaza

Thursday June 11, 2015

8:00 PM “MISS SIBULAN 2015” PAGEANT & CORONATION NIGHT

Friday June 12, 2015

6:00 AM Independence Day Celebration at the Municipal Plaza Civic Parade at *Sibulan Streets
1:00 PM Banca/Pumpboat Racing Port, Sibulan, Negros Oriental
4:00 PM Fluvial Procession Ajong to Agan-an seas and Vice Versa
9:00 PM GLOBE Night : Live Band feat. 6k Band
People’s Night Disco at the Municipal Covered Auditorium

Saturday June 13, 2015

11:00 AM Thanksgiving Mass at *St. Anthony Parish Church, Sibulan
8:00 PM People’s Night Disco at the Municipal Covered Auditorium.

Sunday June 14, 2015

1:00 PM Triathlon Swim: 750m 1500m Jump Off point Maayo Shipping Lines: Bike: 40k Run: 10k

Happy Fiesta 2015, Sibulan

Guihulngan City Fiesta

Guihulngan City Fiesta 2015

Guihulngan City Fiesta

Guihulngan City Fiesta 2015 – Schedule of Activities

Thursday May 14, 2015

7:00 PM Fireworks Display (Opening Salvo) Freedom Park
Live Band ( City Gymnasium)

Firday May 15, 2015

Peace and Unity Camp Day1 (Hinakpan Hills)
Live Band (City Gymnasium)

Saturday May 16, 2015

Peace and Unity Camp 2 (Hinakpan Hills)
8:00 PM Live Band (City Gymnasium)

Sunday May 17, 2015

PNP, 11th IB, BJMP,BFP Night

Monday May 18, 2015

4:00 PM Fun Run
9:00 AM Parade of Miss Gay 2015 Candidates
8:00 PM Miss Gay 2015 Pageant

Tuesday May 19, 2015

8:00 PM J. Brothers Concert

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Cebu City Comedians

Thursday May 21, 2015

8:00 PM Senior Citizen Competation and Live Band

Friday May 22, 2015

8:00 PM Dance Sports Competition and Live Band

Saturday May 23, 2015

Motocross (Morning) Lamacan Lake Cuenca,
8:00 PM Diana Nemeses and ABS – CBN Comedians Live at Guihulngan City Auditorium

Sunday May 24, 2015

7:00 AM City Parade
All School Bands Competition (after the Parade at Guihulngan City Auditorium)
8:00 PM Miss Guihulngan 2015 Talent, Pageant and Coronaton Night

Monday May 25, 2015

6:00 AM Mass ( Catholic Church)
7:00 AM Street Dancing
1:00 PM Showdown
7:00 PM Fireworks Competition Freedom Park
8:00 PM Neil Coleta, Chocoeit and Group

Happy Fiesta 2015 to Guihulngan City