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Old November 9th, 2010, 06:08 AM   #381
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Bulalacao:
The hidden gem of Oriental Mindoro



About three to four hours of land travel from Calapan City to the south of Oriental Mindoro is the town of Bulalacao. Considered a fourth class municipality of 30,188 people (2007 census), its rustic beauty remains unspoiled.


Bulalacao is a sanctuary for stressed city dwellers looking for a respite in an idyllic environment.

The town, whose name according to myth was derived from a bird of death known to locals as “bulalacao”, offers a variety of attractions for both adventurous and alternative tourists.

It has numerous beaches, waterfalls, a lake, caves, and rain forests that are home to a wide array of flora and fauna.

With 13 outlying islands, island hopping is one activity visitors enjoy most in Bulalacao. From Bulalacao Bay, motor boats can be rented from P600 to P 1,000 per day.

Alibatan, an about five-hectare island southeast of Poblacion, is noted for its white sand beach. Big rocks abound and its southern part is mountainous. A lake, almost half a hectare in size, can be found in the middle of the island.


The place serves as hatching ground for seagulls and turtles. Corals and oyster are abundant in the waters around Alibatan, which is also called “Target Island” because of bombing exercises made by the American soldiers in 1946.

Northwest of Alibatan is Sibalat Island and to its east is the Bating peninsula. Like Alibatan, Sibalat boasts of white sand, big rocks, corals, shells, and oyster. It is an ideal hatching place for sea turtles. This island measures 2.5 hectares and the surrounding water is suited for fishing and scuba diving.

About 1.5 kilometers south of Barangay Milagrosa lies the 12-hectare Aslom Island, which is more or less similar to Alibatan and Sibalat in its features. Half of the island is planted to coconut and it is a safe haven for ships during storms. A big cave can be found in the southeastern part of the island.

Maasin Island is situated in the southeastern part of Bulalacao. It is about seven kilometers from Poblacion. The middle of the cave shaped island is planted to coconuts. A 30-meter fathom deep channel lies between this island and Tambaron Island.

Tambaron is a 160-hectare rocky, mountainous island separated by a channel from Barangay Balatasan. About 40 kilometers away from the town proper, this largely cogonal island is a natural habitat of forest animals like wild pigs and monkeys.

In the northern part of Bulalacao lies Suguicay. A part of Barangay San Juan, this oblong-shaped island is separated by a channel. Suguicay is planted to coconuts and mangroves at both ends. The more or less 10 hectare-island abound with corals and different kinds of shells.

North of Buyayao Peninsula is the island of Buyayao. Big snakes called “Sobre Kama” are found in “Malaking Yungib” (Big Cave) and in the mountain. The water around is suited for fishing.

Buyayao Island is a 206-hectare forest reserve which is home to more than 500 forests species. It has caves serving as sanctuary for different species of wild animals like squirrels, deer, wild chicken and bear cat. It has three sources of potable water.


Pocanil is located in the mainland of Buyayao Peninsula, north of Barangay San Roque. The place is rocky. It is a reserve area.

Liwagao, an island under territorial dispute with the Municipality of Caluya Antique, lies in the southeast portion of Bulalacao. It is approximately 100 hectares in size with a long stretch of white sand. It has different types of quality pebbles, superb coral formations and diverse marine ecosystem. Its northeastern portion is thickly covered with coconut and commercial trees. Coconut crabs once abound on the island. It is an ideal hatching ground for sea turtles.

Up-trekking to about 1.5 kilometers from Poblacion is 64-hectare Tree Park operated by the municipal government. The area is ideal for camping, hiking and trekking. From there you can have a breathtaking view of Bulalacao Bay and the surrounding islands.

Bulalacao is only a couple of hours by boat from Boracay and also about two hours from Manila by plane and road travel via San Jose in Occidental Mindoro.

But like Boracay 25 years ago, the amenities normally found in famous tourist spots in the Philippines are absent.

Some resorts have cottages. But there are no hotels, only inns and houses where spare rooms have been converted to cater to a steadily growing number of visitors, eager to explore this gem of Mindoro before the world discovers its unblemished beauty.

In the end, however, this low impact tourism model could prove to be more self-sustaining.

Bulalacao is still virtually untouched and a must-visit for the adventurous and eco-minded tourists.



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Dive:Puerto Galera,Philippines



WHERE: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
BEST TIME TO GO: anytime as long as there are no typhoons/ strong rains

WHY YOU SHOULD GO:

1. Puerto Galera is one of the best diving spots in the Philippines! It has diverse marine (read: soft and hard corals are all over!) and plant life, wrecks to explore and a lot of challenging dive sites (read: deep, drift, washing machine!)
2. According to puertogalera.org, Puerto Galera has an estimated 3,000 species of fish and marine life, about 50% more than the Red Sea!
3. While Verde Island (center of the center of marine biodiversity in the world!) is part of Batangas province in Luzon, it is nearer the island of Puerto Galera. Verde Passage separates Luzon from Mindoro hence the strong currents that create a vast marine and underwater plant life. Day dives to Verde Island from Puerto Galera are very possible and considered usual.

FEES: Depends on the resort you're staying at or your dive operator.

NOTE: Most dive operators are located in Sabang beach. If you're after a beautiful beach (with shorelines and white sand) or fancy resorts, Sabang is not the place for you. It is basically a jump-off point for scuba divers. You can try the other islands such as White Beach if you want to combine diving with other activities. For a list of the different islands and resorts, click this.

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Puerto Galera is an island off the coast of Batangas and is officially part of Oriental Mindoro. Beach lovers as well as scuba divers spend weekends here because of the proximity and the beauty of the place. Home to several islands, one can choose a resort that would best accommodate one's needs since a lot of activities may be done here. Swimming, snorkeling, beach volleyball, scuba diving, mountain trekking -- name it, it's probably offered here.

Scuba divers stay at Sabang beach since it is the nearest beach to most of the dive sites. There is nothing much to do here but it's a great jump-off point if the only thing in your itinerary is diving. White beach on the other hand, is famous for its wide and long white sand and the nightlife. If you're looking forward to mingling with the crowd and strolling on the seashore, White beach is for you. Marco Vincent Dive Resort is located on White beach and has recently launched a grandiose dive boat that is perfect for a large number of scuba divers. Other resorts such as Oceana, Buri and Coco Beach prefer to stay in the quieter islands but they also offer Puerto Galera's best feature: Scuba Diving.

HOW TO GET THERE:
There are several ways to reach Puerto Galera. Some hotels in Puerto Galera arrange pick-ups all the way from Manila so make sure to check with your preferred resort.

BY PUBLIC BUS: Take a bus to Batangas City and find your way to Batangas City Pier. Jam Bus Line plies this route. From the pier, there are several ferries that will take you to Puerto Galera. Make sure you know which beach you're going because ferries dock in the different piers like Muelle Pier, Balatero Pier, White Beach and Sabang Beach. Bus fare is P175/ head (w/ aircon) and it leaves almost anytime of the day. Ferry prices range depending on your chosen "class". It should be around P200 or less. Once you get to the pier, you can ride a jeepney (P25) or tricycle (P50). Click here for the ferry schedule.

BY TOURIST BUS: Sikat Service has a bus that departs daily at 8:00 am from City State Tower, Mabini corner Padre Faura Streets, Malate, Manila. The fare is P700 one way and it includes bus and ferry tickets plus a guide. No minimum number of persons required and it can take you to either Sabang, White Beach or Muelle Pier.

BY CAR: From Manila, find you way to Batangas City Pier and take the RORO (roll on, roll off ferry) if you wish to take your vehicle with you all the way to Puerto Galera. You can also park it in Batangas if you don't want to bring your vehicle along. Click here for the ferry schedule.

BY BOAT: Some dive resorts in Anilao, Batangas (check our Anilao link) offer daytrips to Puerto Galera for scuba divers. During a calm, sunny weather, the Verde Passage may be crossed without difficulty. Some also offer overnight packages. Check with your preferred resorts (or dive groups) if they have arranged trips or they can arrange one for you. You can even pass by Bonito Island on the way back.

DIVE SPOTS WE'VE TRIED & TOTALLY ENJOYED: Hole in the Wall, Sabang Wreck, Canyons, Sinandigan Wall (aka Nudibranch City) and of course, Verde Island

CONTACTS:
Sikat Tourist Bus - +632 5213344/ +63917 6946918
Jam Bus Line (location: Taft Avenue or Timog corner EDSA, QC) - +632 9251758, +632 5208679

HELPFUL LINKS: http://www.divepuertogalera.com/

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Old November 9th, 2010, 06:28 AM   #383
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Chewing betel-nut with the
Mangyans of Mindoro



In the upland village of Panaytayan, we met traditional Mangyans like Angheng, who felt comfortable in his bahag while chewing on betel nut.

My team and I gave our lungs a break from city air and went up a mountain in Mindoro to spend time in a unique Mangyan village. We were in search of the Mangyan tisoys of legend, descendants of Dutch sailors shipwrecked off the coast of Mindoro centuries ago. Angheng was not one of them.



Enroute to the village, we took top shots of Mansalay Cove in southern Oriental Mindoro.



This young Mangyan mom named Lalen, with son Tamtam, was a welcome sight after our uphill hike. But she was not one of the tisays of lore. She was pure Mangyan with no Dutch ancestors, or she believes. She could have fooled us.


In preparing betel nut for chewing, upland people mix it with apog, or lime powder, before wrapping in a litlit leaf. While chewing, heat spreads throughout the body, keeping it momentarily warm in the upland chill. The apog gives the betel juice its red coloring when chewed.



In a riverside market in Mansalay, I tried chewing the betel-nut cocktail myself, which explains the dazed look and reddish teeth. It made my head light, gave my body a blast of heat, and a little later, precipitated the nausea of a first-timer. One betel-chewing veteran told us, "Kaya kahit wala kaming pantalon, hindi kami giniginaw." He was proudly wearing a bahag.


That's Angheng's dark-red betel spittle in the foreground, his bamboo container for betel-nut paraphernalia behind it. Note the Mangyan script on the bamboo. It is an ancient writing used most famously to immortalize the Mangyans' epic poetry, the ambahan.



Our new friends may know ancient poetry carved into bamboo, but are still getting acquainted with more recent media. Those are my colleagues Egay Navarro and director JJ Villamarin behind the cameras. Field producer Rommel Bernardo is partly visible in the upper left-hand corner. JJ took the above pics of moi.


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Calapan is the capital city of Oriental Mindoro and known as the "Gateway to the Golden Isle". It serves as the gateway to the Oriental Mindoro province with the implementation of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway, an integrated Roll On-Roll Off that extends further to the southern part of the Philippines. The Calapan City Seaport is the largest and busiest seaport in the Mindoro island with ships that travels to and from the Batangas City International Seaport. Calapan City is 45 minutes away from Batangas City and is accessible by ferry boat and RORO ships.

The city is also known for its colorful local festivities and glamorous santacruzan celebration. Two of the city's recognized festivals are the Harvest Festival and the Sinkaw Festival.



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nice pictures.. hope to see this again very soon!!!
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Puerto Galera


Port of Calapan


Tamarraw Falls


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El Ciudad de San Teodoro
Provincia de Oriental Mindoro
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Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
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hi onilian!!
tulungan mo ko para magkaroon ng sariling thread ang Oriental Mindoro..

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Exploring Oriental Mindoro


Five hours away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila lies the beautiful island of Oriental Mindoro, where rugged mountain ranges and fertile valleys dominate.

Known to many as the land of Mangyans, tamaraws, and Mt. Halcon, Oriental Mindoro is separated from Batangas City by the Tablas Strait. It occupies the Eastern part of Mindoro, the second largest island in Southern Luzon. The mountain range of Halcon divides Oriental from Occidental Mindoro, which occupies the Western part of the island.

We arrived in this island by accident. The weather was bad and we did not know anyone but ourselves. We only knew two things: that we’re not going to make it to Romblon and Boracay (our original destinations) and that we’ll have difficulty enjoying this travel. The former was correct but we’re glad to know that the latter was definitely wrong.

How To Get There

Jam Liner in Buendia takes travelers to Batangas City pier for P111. The air-conditioned bus has cozy seats and a TV set installed so you won’t notice the three-hour drive.

From the pier, you can take a Roll-on Roll-off (“Roro”) vessel for P91. Until you reach Mindoro, expect two hours of seeing nothing but water. Amenities include comfort rooms, TV sets, and a cafeteria. But if you want a faster trip, you can take Supercat. This sea craft is way smaller than the Roro but is quicker at 45 minutes for P220. For those who easily get seasick, you might as well take some Bonamine tablets before you sail.

Unlike other popular vacation spots, Oriental Mindoro is not swarmed by thousands of tourists. Some Mindoreños were actually surprised when we told them that we’re doing a travel story on Oriental Mindoro. It was easy to understand their reaction. You see, the province is yet to be developed into a prime tourism site. Given a little time and help from the government, we are sure that Oriental Mindoro would be the next big thing when it comes to the country’s tourism.

If you love to travel but hate to go with the flow of tourist masses, Oriental Mindoro is just the place for you. Just be sure not to go there during the rainy season because some roads become impossible.

Hospitality At Its Best

Contrary to popular belief, the inhabitants of Mindoro are not purely Mangyans. The Mangyan tribes are only a small part of the population and are mostly found in the remote parts of the province (usually upland). Oriental Mindoro is populated by Batanguenos who speak Tagalog. In time, the people of Mindoro called themselves Mindoreños.

Mindoreños adhere to the Filipino value of hospitality. They just have an answer to any of the needs of travelers like us. From the local government officials to the ordinary citizens, they’re all ready to give you a hand. Not only are they friendly and hospitable, all of them are proud to be Mindoreños. They keep on telling us good things about their hometown.

Calapan: Gateway City

Exactly 45 kilometers South of Batangas, Calapan is the only city in Oriental Mindoro. It is home to Calapan Pier—Mindoro’s gateway to Batangas and to the Southern part of the country.

Roaming the city gives you an impression that it is indeed Oriental Mindoro’s capital. Establishments like Jollibee and Chowking can be found at the heart of the city, same with shopping malls, rural banks, and schools. There are also hospitals and health services in cases of emergency and accident.

Communication is not a problem in Calapan. There are Internet cafés for those who can’t live without checking their e-mails. For those who need to make an important call, phone booths are accessible. For text enthusiasts, signal is generally good for Smart and Globe users.

Calapan is also a good entry point to almost all the municipalities of Oriental Mindoro. Inside the pier, there are FX and shuttle busses that transport passengers to the Southern part of Oriental Mindoro—Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pola, Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong, Roxas (gateway to Boracay), Mansalay, and Bulalacao—for P200 or less.

Outside the pier, there are jeepneys and tricycles that bring passengers to the Northern part of the province—Baco, San Teodoro, and Puerto Galera—for P50 or less. Since the road going north is rough, trips are until 3 p.m. only.
Lodging is also not a problem in Calapan. The city has over 20 lodging houses waiting to accommodate travelers. The passengers’ tourist assistance center recommen- ded to us the Morning Breeze Lodge. The P200 we paid for the lodging was not exorbitant for our 24-hour stay.


Virgin Treasures of Naujan

From Calapan, we went to Naujan through a 30-minute jeepney ride. Boundless greeneries and fresh air greeted us as we went into Naujan. We are not exaggerating, but the air reminded us of lavender. We breathed in all the air we could knowing that there was nothing like it in Manila.

After the short trip we went straight to the town’s city hall. It is located in front of the town plaza adjacent to the Catholic Church. The place was unbelievably quiet, but its stillness was not eerie like that of a ghost town. Rather, it was serene and peaceful—genuine probinsiya.

Upon the instruction of the municipality tourism officer, we went to talk to Mayor Norberto M. Mendoza. With him, we experienced our first taste of Mindoreño hospitality as he offered us dinuguan, puto, and a bottle of mineral water. We talked and joked about a lot of things—politics, education, and even today’s youth.

After that, the mayor asked one of his employees to bring us to Emerald Isle Beach Resort where we would spend the night.

Emerald Isle is located at Estrella (where three other beaches can be found). We arrived there at around 3 p.m.; we rested for a while before going to the Simbahang Bato. Simbahang Bato is located at Bancuro. We reached the supposed-to-be 30-minute-ride destination after an hour’s romance with rough travel.

The oldest church in the province of Naujan, Simbahang Bato is known for its architectural structure. It is made of adobe and sea corals and houses another church, thus earning the title “a church within a church.”

Legend has it that gold is buried inside the Simbahang Bato. Excavation had been done before, but the officials of Naujan stopped it.Going home, Kuya Amor (the tricycle driver) invited us to have dinner in his cousins’ house. We learned that they were celebrating the feast day of their patron, St. Augustine. Shy and bewildered, we accepted the offer and met his cousins, who turned out to be the owners of the beach resort where we were staying. We wolfed on leche flan, relienong bangus, inihaw na tilapia, and something that tasted like tocino. We were deeply moved by the generosity of their family. We talked about many things, one of which is the endangerment of tamaraws in Mindoro. After an hour, we left with heavy tummies. We immediately rested in complete darkness as the bad weather had cut power.

Motorbike to Socorro

The following day we went to Naujan public market—where vehicles going to Calapan and other places in Naujan can be found. The drivers told us that the most comfortable way to go to Lakeview Park in Socorro was to rent a motorbike (for P400) as the road to Socorro, which is 45 kilometers away from Naujan, is rough.

True enough, we experienced bumps at the back of Manong Fred’s motorbike. Many people stared at us as like we were celebrities. (We tried to wave but failed. We were to embarassed to do so.)

The majestic sight of Mt. Halcon was a bonus for our trip. The air on our faces made us fall in love with Oriental Mindoro even more. For a moment there, we fantasized being stars in Forever. After 30 minutes we reached Lakeview Park. There we saw the top of Naujan Lake, the biggest body of water in Naujan.

Going home, Manong Fred gave us another bonus: he took us to Papangkil Cove. He told us that it used to be a watchtower of Mindo-reños from the Moros. If the road going to the Simbahang Bato was difficult, this one was the worst. It was like touring the moon (for its bumps and unbelievably deep craters) on a motorbike, but we survived it anyhow.

Manong Fred kept on telling us about Oriental Mindoro, such as who they (Mindoreños) are going to vote for in the 2004 election (they favor Raul Roco and Noli de Castro over GMA), who owns which beautiful house, what is the name of this mountain, and things like that.

At times, we asked Manong Fred for a stopover when we saw beautiful sceneries, like the mangrove plantation owned by an Australian immigrant and the beautiful rock bridge over a serene lake. The bridge can only accommodate motorbikes and tricycles one at a time.

Reaching Lumangbayan (now called Melgar B) we couldn’t help but express our amazement—small houses surround the beautiful lake. Manong Fred told us that Marinduque could be reached within two hours on a boat. People greeted us with their smiles as we went closer to Papangkil Cove, making it more obvious that only a few travelers have visited the place.

Finally, we reached Papangkil Cove. Huge rock formations invite climbers. We removed our slippers and let the water touch our tired little feet. The water was cool and the sand was soft. Teenagers were swimming, making us envious. But then, we reminded ourselves that we would have one whole day at Puerto Galera.

Puerto Galera: Mindoro’s Little Baguio


From Naujan we went back to Calapan and rode a jeepney going to Puerto Galera. We later realized why it is called the Baguio of Oriental Mindoro—it has zigzag and narrow roads at Malimbo Mountain. Twenty minutes before we arrived, we could see the white sand of the beaches in Puerto Galera. Our excitement grew stronger as we saw the blue waters surrounding the island.

It is said that in 1574, Juan de Salcedo landed at the bay of Puerto Galera. From then on, the bay was used as a refilling station for Spanish Galleons. So, it was named Puerto de Galera or the Port of Galleons.

Now, the white sand beaches of Puerto Galera have been turned into a prime tourist destination. Hundreds of resorts and restaurants crowd at the beachfront. Lodging houses go as low as P500 for a single fan room and P700 for air-con rooms (with a television set) on an off-peak season. We learned that the prices of rooms double or sometimes triple during peak seasons (Chirtmas, Holy Week, summer vacation).

Dining was never a problem in Puerto. Everything was moderately priced—from hamburgers to banana shakes. For fine dining, check out Buena Lynnes Restaurant located at White Beach. It offers great tasting Hungarian cuisine. We highly recommend Goulash (Hungarian meat stew) which is soft beef cuts sautéed in butter and topped with melted cheese.

For P600, you can rent a motorboat and tour the shorelines of Puerto Galera. The package also includes snorkeling at Long Beach, where you can explore the coral reefs and feed tropical fishes.

Going Home

When it was time for us to leave, we felt sad. We wanted to stay for another day, but our empty pockets screamed it was impossible. Going home was not a problem. There were boats that ferry passengers back to Batangas City pier for only P120. Trips are until 4 p.m.

This coming March, before our practicum, we promise ourselves to go to Boracay. But if fate intervenes again and brought us back to Oriental Mindoro, we are more than ready to accept Oriental Mindoro’s invitation. After all, who can resist the lavender-ish air of Naujan?

Fate Brought Us Here

It was perfectly planned out: on October 27 we’re living Manila for a one week stay in Romblon, to do some traveling, and then go to Boracay, get a tan, enjoy the sun and the sand, and have some fun. But changes were made. We left three days earlier. Before we knew it, we found ourselves at the ticketing booth of Pier 8 at the Manila North Harbor.

So is it really goodbye Manila and hello Romblon? We didn’t think so. At the ticketing office we learned that the boat would bring us to Romblon was not leaving until 5 p.m. the following day. The officer told us that we should have called their office first, a lesson that we learend the hard way.

Our mindset was ready, so instead of going home we went to Buendia and took a bus. We were going to Batangas.
After three and a half hours, at exactly 11 p.m., we reached the Batangas City pier. We were greeted by a group of tinderos. One woman asked wher we were giong. We told her that we’re going to Romblon. What she told us made our knees weak—the boat that would have taken us to Romblon left six hours ago. The only available trip for that night was the one going to Calapan. We asked her if from Calapan we could go to Romblon. She answered, yes.

After thinking hard (and admitting that we were two lousy travelers), we decided to take the boat to Calapan without even bothering to know where and what kind of place it is. After all, we only needed to know one thing: that from Calapan we could sail to Romblon and Boracay.

After two hours in the boat, we reached Calapan. There it was—the billboard. It read: Welcome to Oriental Mindoro, the land of Mangyans, Tamaraw, and Mt. Halcon. What on earth are we doing in Oriental Mindoro?
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Saranggolahan Sa Naujan
Oriental,Mindoro

Muling nagpakita ng talento sa pagkamalikhain ang mga Naujeños nang ipamalas nila sa mga tagapanood at hurado ang iba’t ibang hugis ng saranggola sa ginanap na Saranggolahan 2007 noong ika-8 ng Abril sa Liwasang Bonifacio ng nasabing bayan, kasabay ng pagdiriwang ng linngo ng pagkabuhay.

Tampok sa figure type category ang mga saranggolang may disenyo at hugis bahay-pamahalaan ng bayan, makasaysayang simbahang bato, at iba pang pook pasyalan ng bayan.

Bagama’t simple ang pagkaka-disenyo ay tinanghal na kampiyon ng figure type category ang saranggolang four wings ni Gaylord Hernandez ng Brgy. Santiago at nagkamit ng halagang P9,000.00 papremyo.

“Lagi akong sumasali sa saranggolahan at ito ang unang beses na ako ay nag-champion,” wika ni Hernandez. Ayon pa rin sa kanya, nabuo nya ang “four wings” sa halagang isaang daang piso lamang.

Sumunod sa kanya ang “Simbahang Bato” ni Leomar Atienza na nakakuha ng P7,000.00 papremyo, “Sailing Boat” ni Nomer Mirasol sa ikatlo (P5,000.00) at ang bahay pamahalaan ni Luisito Mirasol sa ikaapat (P3,000.00).

Samantala, nagtunggali rin ang ilang mag-aaral ng paaralang elementarya at sekundarya sa flat type category ng kumpetisyon.

Sa walong kalahok sa elementarya ay nagwagi sa unang pwesto (P2,000.00) ang ang saranggolang may disenyo pa rin ng “Simbahang Bato” ni Christine Mendoza mula sa Jose L. Basa Memorial School. Mula pa rin sa nasabing paaralan ay pumangalawa (P1,500.00) and “T-shirt na may logo ng bayan” ni Kent John Perez. Nakamit naman nina Marlou Arguelles at Jerome Mangubat ang ikatlo at ikaapat na pwesto, na kapwa mag-aaral ng Aurora Elementary School at nakapag-uwi ng P1,000.00 at P500.00, ayon sa pagkakasunod.

Ang iba namang kalahok ay binigyan na konsolasyong papremyo.

Nakamit naman ng Agustin Gutierrez Memorial Academy ang una hanggang ikatlong pwesto sa flat type category sa pang-sekundaryang lebel. Nakuha ni Mark Joey Atienza ang unang pwesto (P2,500.00), Ruben Abes, ikalawa (P2,000.00), at Renroue Belano, ikatlo (P1,500.00).

Ang Saranggolahan 2007 ay pinangasiwaan ng Municipal Planning and Development Office sa ilalim ng programang panturismo at nasa ika-19 na taong pagdiriwang.



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ano yung mga pwedeng sakyan from caticlan to romblon? and ano po yung mga dates? thanks in advance...
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hi william...pasensya kung di ako makapag-ambag ng mga larawan dito sa kadahilanang hindi na rin ako nagtitigil sa calapan. ako ay napadpad na sa malayong lugar.tulad mo dito rin lang ako nag-aabang ng mga balita at kaganapan sa aking bayang sinilangan.ganoon pa man ako ay magsusumikap na magsaliksik ng mga bagong kaganapan at pangyayari sa rehiyon ng mimaropa.ako ay hindi nangangako pero aking gagawin ang lahat ng aking makakaya. marami nga pa lang salamat sa mga ambag mo sa Forum na ito. saludo ako sa iyo kabayan
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In Caticlan,the M/V Virgin Mary departs Caticlan at 13:00 every sunday to Odiongan (about two hours cruising) then headed to Manila on the same day. Odiongan is the main commercial port of Romblon province...
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hi william...pasensya kung di ako makapag-ambag ng mga larawan dito sa kadahilanang hindi na rin ako nagtitigil sa calapan. ako ay napadpad na sa malayong lugar.tulad mo dito rin lang ako nag-aabang ng mga balita at kaganapan sa aking bayang sinilangan.ganoon pa man ako ay magsusumikap na magsaliksik ng mga bagong kaganapan at pangyayari sa rehiyon ng mimaropa.ako ay hindi nangangako pero aking gagawin ang lahat ng aking makakaya. marami nga pa lang salamat sa mga ambag mo sa Forum na ito. saludo ako sa iyo kabayan
sir okay lang yan..yung may kakwentuhan ako dito ay sapat sapat na!
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PROGRAMANG K-ITO INILUNSAD SA LUNGSOD NG CALAPAN


Sa modernong panahon ngayon, hindi maikakaila na ang mga may kaalaman sa paggamit ng computer ay higit na may bentahe upang makapasok sa kahit anong trabaho o industriya.

Malaking pagkakataon para sa mga kabataang Calapeño ang paglulunsad ng proyektong Kabataan-Information Technology Opportunities (K-ITO) na ginanap sa Calapan City Cooperative Development Office (CCCDO) noong ika-4 ng Nobyembre, taong kasalukuyan. Ito ay naisakatuparan sa pangunguna ng City Public Employment Services Office (PESO) na pinamumunuan ni City PESO Manager Marvin L. Panahon at sa pakikipagtulungan ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Rotary Club of Calapan at Rotaract Club of Calapan.

Ang layunin ng nasabing programa ay maturuan ang mga hindi nakapagtapos sa pag-aaral gayundin ang mga walang kaalaman sa computer. Ang K-ITO ay dinaluhan ng 39 na katao mula sa iba’t ibang sektor. Sila ay mula sa Samahan ng Kababaihang Calapeño, Out of School Youth tulad ng mga mag-aaral ng Alternative Learning System, mga kawani ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Calapan, at Aksyon Agad Youth Movement (AAYM). Mahalagang benepisyaryo din ng naturang programa ang 20 mag-aaral ng Divine Word College of Calapan at AMA Computer Learning Center na magsisilbing mga mentors. Dumalo din sina Mr. Rhyme Torres at Engr. Julie Ortega na mga Field Offices ng DOLE. Ayon kay Torres, ang lungsod ang kauna-unahang LGU na magpapatupad ng K-ITO sa buong rehiyon ng MIMAROPA.

Sa mensahe ni Mayor Doy Leachon na dumalo sa nasabing paglulunsad, binigyang diin niya ang kahalagahan ng kaalaman sa paggamit ng computer lalo na sa modernong panahon ngayon. Sinusuportahan umano ng kanyang administrasyon ang ganitong programa sapagkat ito ay napapanahon at siguradong magagamit ng mga benepisyaro ng programa.

Ang mga nagsipaglahok ay sasailalim sa dalawampu’t dalawang (22) oras na pagsasanay kung saan tatalakayin ang iba’t ibang paksa tulad ng pagpapamilyar sa mga parte ng computer, basic computer applications tulad ng Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, gayundin ang paggamit ng internet.

Ang mga magsisipagtapos ay makakatanggap ng Certificate of Completion at ang mga mentors naman ay bibigyan ng stipend para sa kaalaman at oras na ibinahagi nila sa mga partisipante.






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