DFA Office Dumaguete

DFA Office in Dumaguete

2 year after Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario announcing the opening of a DFA office in Dumaguete it became reality. Find here the Contacts and Location of the DFA Office in Robinsons Place Dumaguete

worldcup Brazil View at Dumaguete Boulevard

Public Viewing – FIFA World Cup in Brazil

The FIFA World Cup is after the Olympic Games the biggest sporting event of the world.

For the first time in Dumaguete will be a public viewing of the first 2 or 3 daily matches on the Rizal Boulevard. Only the 6:00 am game can’t be shown due to upcoming traffic and street-noise.

While the games are to a rather unholy time with the first always starting at midnight and the last ending around 8:00am, there might be still some guys interested or drop by while doing their nightly exercise. Of course drinks and snacks will be also available.

worldcup Brazil View at Dumaguete Boulevard

worldcup Brazil View at Dumaguete Boulevard

The Public Viewing of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil is in cooperation of Dumaguete City and Dumaguete Tourism. From June 13 to July 14 each game will be broadcasted live on a 14×18 ft. screen at Rizal Boulevard. There is no admission fee and each and everybody is welcome to join.

Before the first game of the hosts Brazil will be a 2 hour opening ceremony which will also be broadcasted before the tournament finally kicks off. However, this is a worldwide broadcasted event and the games start as scheduled. If you come in Filipino time, you might miss not only the start, but the entire match.

Schedule of the Public Viewing – Fifa World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

Download the schedule for the FIFA World Cup here: Fifa Worldcup Schedule


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Office of the City Agriculturist offers Public Service

Republic of the Philippines City of Dumaguete Office of the City Agriculturist offers a public service.

Provision of “PLOW Now Pay Later” Program.

Steps how to avail of Service for Applicant or Client.

  • Write letter to City Agriculturist expressing interest to avail of the Plow Now Pay Later Program.
  • Guide Agricultural  technician during site inspection and validation
  • Submit photo copy of I.D. and Residence Certificate.
  • Sign the Duly prepared MOA for approval by the City Agriculturist and President of Farmers’ Federation.
  • Wait for the date and schedule of services (first come first serve basis)
  • Assist in actual Plowing.

Steps of Administrator’s Office activities for the Applicant or Client

  • Interview the applicant then the approval by the assigned agricultural technician.
  • Conduct field inspection and validation for 1 day (the person in charge would be agricultural technician and the client.
  • Preparation of PNPL (Plow Now Pay Later) Memorandum of Agreement (person in charge Encoder/agricultural technician and Client.
  • Facilitate signing MOA ( person in charge  agricultural technician)
  • Inform the beneficiary of the plowing schedule
  • Farm tractor operator undertakes the operation for 1 day or depending on the size of the area.  (Person in charge agricultural technician and the client.)

Note: Pay the actual cost of farm tractor operator and fuel/expenses after harvest to the City treasurer’s Office.

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Inland Fisheries (Tilapia Fingerlings Dispersal and Technical assistance) Program

Steps How to Avail of the service of City Agriculturist:

  • Consult Agricultural Technician on how to avail of Tilapia Fingerlings.
  • Accept the schedule for site inspection. (Agriculturist will conduct ocular inspection.
  • Collect the recommended number of tilapia fingerlings (preparation of tilapia fingerlings at City Farmstead.)person in charge is fishery technician/ agricultural technician.
  • Signed up in the record book. The administrator will facilitate signing of recipient in the dispersal log book. Person in charge is fishery technician/ agricultural technician.

For more Question and information please visit and call:

Office of the City Agriculturist

Second Floor Building 9 Public Market
Sen. Lorenzo G. Teves Street
Dumaguete City

Tel: (035) 422 – 8107
Head of the City Agriculturist: Mr. William E. Ablong

Find all Dumaguete City Offices here

Comelec Announcement

COMELEC Dumaguete – Official Announcement

Republic of the Philippines Commission on Elections Office of The Election Registrar (COMELEC) Dumaguete City announcement:

Comelec Announcement

Attention all voters: Resumption of registration is on May 06 2014. COMELEC Dumaguete offers the following services

  • New Registration
  • Transfer
  • Change of Entries
  • Correction of Entries
  • Reactivation
  • Inclusion of Registration records
  • Reinstatement in List of Voters
  • Updating Records
  • PWD’s
  • Senior Citizens
  • Validation

Local COMELEC offices will be open on Sundays.Satellite registration at least 1 per Barangay and upon request.

Any person who has not reached the required voting age or period of residence on the day of registration but will possess such qualifications on or before May 09, 2016, may register as a voter starting May 09, 2015.

Comelec updating registration

Steps for Voter Registration:

  1. Present valid ID to your Local COMELEC election Officer
  2. Fill- up and submit the appropriate application form
  3. Have your BIOMETRICS captured and take the oath
  4. Get your Acknowledgment Receipt and you’re done.

schedule of Registration at Comelec

Voters Registration, Validation and Updating of Registration Records is on May 06, 2014 to October 31, 2015

Modified Work week schedule:

Sunday to Thursday 8:00 in the Morning to 12:00 noon and 1:00 in the afternoon to 5:00 in the afternoon.

For more information visit the Commission on Elections Office of the Election Registrar Dumaguete City. COMELEC is located at Building 1, Fruit Market, Colon Street Dumaguete City

Contact: (035) 422-1736

COMELEC Dumaguete – Official Announcement 2014

Republic of the Philippines Commission on Elections Office of The Election Registrar (COMELEC) Dumaguete City announcement:
Attention all voters: Resumption of registration is on May 06 2014. COMELEC Dumaguete offers the following services

  • New Registration
  • Transfer
  • Change of Entries
  • Correction of Entries
  • Reactivation
  • Inclusion of Registration records
  • Reinstatement in List of Voters
  • Updating Records
  • PWD’s
  • Senior Citizens
  • Validation

Local COMELEC offices will be open on Sundays.Satellite registration at least 1 per Barangay and upon request.

Any person who has not reached the required voting age or period of residence on the day of registration but will possess such qualifications on or before May 09, 2016, may register as a voter starting May 09, 2015.

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Steps for Voter Registration:

  1. Present valid ID to your Local COMELEC election Officer
  2. Fill- up and submit the appropriate application form
  3. Have your BIOMETRICS captured and take the oath

Get your Acknowledgment Receipt and you’re done.

Voters Registration, Validation and Updating of Registration Records is on May 06, 2014 to October 31, 2015

Modified Work week schedule:

Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Saturdays, same time, in selected barangays.”.

For more information visit the Commission on Elections Office of the Election Registrar Dumaguete City. COMELEC is located at Building 1, Fruit Market, Colon Street Dumaguete City

Email: comelec.dumaguete@gmail.com

Contact: (035) 422-1736

 

Sibulan yag-yag festival street dancing scene

Yagyag Festival in Sibulan

The Yagyag Festival in Sibulan is based on the spawning ritual performed by the thousands of land crabs such as the “Cagang” (cardisoma carnifes) and “Alalasan” (episesarman singaparense) along the shores and riverbanks of Barangay Cangmating during the last quarter of the year.

The phenomenon alerts the barrio folks to prepare their covered bamboo baskets (Bakat), torches made of dried coconuts leaves (sulo), and banboo crab traps (pasgong) to move out to the spawning grounds to gather the crabs.

This offers a livelihood income for the barrio folks as they can exchange or barter it with farm crops from neighboring barangays, aside from it its providing delicious scrumptious meals in their respective homes.

The Roots of YagYag Festival

Sibulan yag yag festival in Dumaguiete

From that lasting tradition the Yagyag Festival was born, to preserve and honor the custom of harvesting crabs during the Yagyag or spawning season. The Barangay government initiated holding the Yagyag Festival, six purok composing Barangay Cangmating enter into a friendly competition with each other by depicting or imitating the movements of the crabs during the courting, mating and spawning process.

The movements dramatize the traits inherent in the Filipino’s unity, solidarity, heroism, and self sacrifice to preserve the community and the nation.

To commemorate this generous natural resource, the Barangay folks stage the Yagyag Festival where imitate the movements of the land crabs in lively rhythms. The festival culminates in a celebration of the cycle of life those windows Cangmating with nutrition and livelihood.

The YagYag Street-Dance Competition

Sibulan yag-yag-festival

Sibulan yag-yag-festival

The competition is widely awaited by residents of neighboring barangays, municipalities and cities because of the very colorful and unique presentations, the skills and the ability of the dancers, their creativity in portraying the crabs as well as the camaraderie displayed by all residents before and during the festival.

A salient feature of the festival is the imitation and mimicking of the land crabs characteristics by demonstrating through dance their unity and  solidarity by keeping close ranks and moving along a common agenda that propagating their kind and of protecting their young. Through this tapestry and choreography, the crabs have renewed their existence in this unending cycle of life.

Sibulan yag-yag festival street dancing scene

Sibulan yag-yag festival street dancing scene

YagYag Festival – a True Champion

The festival has been adjudged the National Champion of the 2003 best of the bests, WOW Philippines best festival and street dancing and the 2005 Sinulog de Cebu street Dancing Competition Grand Champion.

Check out our gallery of Sibulan’s YagYag Festival 2014

 

Pag Ibig Dumaguete

Pag IBIG Fund moved Office

Pag Ibig Dumaguete

For Pag IBIG members who are paying monthly in their appointed time frame and haven’t seen or heard the announcement, the Pag-Ibig Fund Dumaguete moved to a new location.

The new office of Pag IBIG Fund Dumaguete Branch is located at Manuel L. Teves Street in Barangay Taclobo, at the back of West Elementary School.

For More Information and inquiries Please call Pag IBIG Fund Dumaguete Office.
(035) 225 7713,
(035) 422 2170

Pag-Ibig Office Hours:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Front line Service)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Receiving of Payment)

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LSVVE–6 Month Tourist Visa

For our foreign friends who might have heard the FALSE rumors or read some “wishful thinking” on various websites and internet forums, we feel some clarification about the Implementation of the Long-Stay Visitor Visa is needed.

Since 2013 long stay tourists can apply for a 6 month Long Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE), or how most foreign visitors call it, the 6 month visa. This is a good move of the BI. Plenty of long stay tourist stay in remote areas in the Philippines and travel in areas where no field office is located. They always needed to find a field office of the Bureau of Immigration and plan their travel according to their 2 month extension.

As of now (date article published), the 6 month Long Stay Visitor Visa Extension can ONLY be applied in the BI Main Office in Manila, Intramuros. Find below the content of the Memorandum Order No. RADJR-2013-007

Implementation of the Long-Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE)

Pursuant to Memorandum Circular No, RAIDJR-2013-002, the following guidelines are hereby issued in connection with the implementation of the LSVVE:

  1. Applicability

    The LSVVE shall apply to all nationals.

  2. Extension of Tourist Visa

    Subsequent LSVVE’s may be applied for during the last thirty (30) days of the previously issued LSVVE or upon the expiry of a regular visa extension.

  3. Restriction of Extensions

    The approval of the Commissioner shall be required for visa extensions when the number of month applied for would exceed the 16-month limit.

    Foreign visitors with an accumulated total stay near the 16-month cap from the date of their latest arrival should be informed of the preceding restrictions should they apply for additional visa extensions.

    No LSVVE shall be issued to visa-required nationals whose stay exceeds twenty-four (24) month and thirty-six month for non-visa required nationals.

  4. Payment and Fees

    An additional One Hundred Peso (Php 100,00) as cost of the sticker visa shall accrue for the account of Bureau of Treasury.

    Applicable visa extension fees shall still be collected based on the schedule of fees for the entire six (6) month period.

  5. Implementation

    The initial implementation of the LSVVE shall be limited to the BI Main Office in Intramuros, Manila, until further notice.

 

Number 3 is very important. It states when reaching 16 month, one STILL need the approval of the commissioner. Due to some reasons, we would not speculate about, some might have gone away without writing a motion to get the approval of the Commissioner.

Regarding this topic we contacted the BI and asked the following (Q&A quoted from a longer mail exchange):

DINS: Does that means applicants still need to write a letter to the BoI to stay longer than 16 month?

Here is the clear answer of the BI

It would mean that the foreigner would write a motion for reconsideration stating the reason/s why he or she would like to stay here longer which would be upon the approval of the Honorable Commissioner.

A very clear statement, we believe.

Our advice to our foreign friends:

As a visitor, guest or permanent resident of the Philippines, stick to the rules. Visa Extensions or any Visa related issues should be processed by the rules and regulations of the Bureau of Immigration and not some unverified rumors published in confusing manner somewhere in the worldwide web. The rules, regulations and requirements are all public. For any questions get in touch with the offices in charge, in this case, the BI Head Office in Manila.

Do yourself a favor, stick to the rules to fully enjoy your stay in the Philippines. Those who spread all those wrong information, half-truths or special deals won’t surely be around to help you if something goes wrong.

Should you have any immigration-related queries, please do not hesitate to call the BI Helpdesk Hotline at (632) 524-3824 or (632) 524-3769 Trunk line: (632) 465- 2400, visit the BI website at www.immigration.gov.ph

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Pag-ibig- Fund organizing Libreng Kasalan

Our site visitors from Cebu who want to tie the knot, have the chance to do that at a Libreng Kasalan (mass wedding) organized by the Pag-ibig- Fund. What day could be a better day for getting married than Valentines Day. Specially for the husbands-to-be the perfect date, as they never will forget the anniversary.

“Libreng Kasalan” (Free wedding)

On February 14, 2014, the Pag-ibig Fund is undertaking a “Libreng Kasalan” (Free Wedding) Project which is open to all Pag- ibig Fund members and potential members. This is already their 3th year in initiating a nationwide civil mass wedding. In this regard, may we seek assistance in disseminating this event and invite participants in your respective area. For this year, they are gathering and ready to assist 100 couples from Cebu City and Cities & municipalities in Cebu Province on first- come, first-served basis.

Libreng Kasalan of pag ibig Fund

Libreng Kasalan of pag ibig Fund

Requirements for New Couples

  • Marriage license (1 copy original &2 Photocopy each from Cebu City Local Civil Registrar’s Office)
  • Seminar
  • Birth Certificate (NSO-Original)
  • Cenomnar (original)
  • Cedula Cummunity Tax Clearance (original)
  •  Barangay Clearance/ Certificate (original)
  • Photo Copy of Valid I.D.
  • Parent’s Appearance (ages 18-24 only)

Requirements for Live –in Partners (5 years above) both at least 25 years old

  • affidavit of Cohabitation (article 34)- 4 ORIGINAL COUPLES
  • Birth Certificate (1 NSP original & 2 Photo Copies)
  • Cenomar (1 NSO. Original & 2 Photo Copies)
  • Cedula Cummunity Tax Clearance (1original & 2 Photo Copies)
  • Photo copy of Valid I.D. ( Present the Original)

Additional Infos about the requirements to join the “Libreng Kasalan

  • Cenomar issuance must be within 6 months before the wedding date.
  • Marriage License is issued after 10 days posting.
  • Cebu City- LCR; Seminar is only Half day 7:30AM to 12:00 Noon or 12:30 to 5:00PM (Either Wednesday or Friday)
  • Dead Line for Submission of Documents; on or before January 31, 2014

Expenses for Marriage Contract to be charge by the Cebu City Local Civil Registrar:

Application: Php 100.00

License: Php 50.00

Seminar: Php 100.00

They can be contacted at tel. 415- 5002, 415-5003 or email them at cebusouth_med@pagibigfund.gov.ph and look for Ms. Portia V. Bacalso or Mr. Van R. Pepito or visit their office located at the Ground Floor of Pag- ibig Fund-WT Corporate Tower, Mindanao Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City

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