LGU Monitored Accommodation Establishments Under the New Normal

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GEAR HIGHER

G – for Good Governance

Good governance is a way of measuring how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources in a preferred way. 

Good governance is said to be the most important in local governments. It tries to promote better and more relationships between the LGU and empowered citizens, neighbourhood councils, community councils.

Good governance aims to increase our civil engagement with more members of the community from the grassroots or pure and all the way to the stakeholders in order to get the best options that serve the people.

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  1. Purok Level  

DSWD payout through to the Office of the President and Senator Lawrence “Bong” Go. A Cash Assistance to Habal-habal drivers, masseuse, and ambulant vendors

Rice Assistance from Quick Response Fund

Cash Assistance from DOLE to Displaced Workers

  1. Entertain nag dagkong tawo 
  1. Preside meeting 
    1. IATF 

E – for Environmental Protection and Inclusive Management for Sustainability

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Protecting the environment through the concerted efforts of individuals, organisations and the LGU. Panglao has put in place specific guidelines and has crafted ordinances and laws that aim to conserve our natural resources particularly our marine and aquatic resources and the existing natural environment and repair damage and reverse trends.

The delicate balance between ecological viability and economic growth has to be maintained at all times if we truly want to attain sustainable development.   

  1. Tree Planting
  1. Mangrove Planting
  2. Coral Transplantation 
  1. Garbage Collection

5. Scubasurero 

A – for Access to Basic Services

More funding and an increased access to basic services is one of the priorities of the LGU of Panglao not only because it is every Panglaoanons’ right to avail and enjoy such basic services but also because it is key to empowering the people themselves to become agents of change and development. 

Removal of physical, legal, financial and socio- cultural barriers are as important as monetary aid and the presence of service providers through the LGU and traditional institutions in partnership and in cooperation with socio- civic organisations and NGOs.  

We strive to attain access to water, electricity, basic education, health & job security through the following to order to empower the community  

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  1. Water Services
  2. Solar Electricity

R – for Re-living of cultural artistic practices and heritage

A community that doesn’t care for its cultural heritage and traditions is like a person without a heart and soul. We have crafted the following ordinances and laws to ensure that our municipality and our people will have a collective sense of pride and instill  , 

Dancing Hudyaka

  1. Museum

H – for Health and Wellness

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  1. Following Safety Protocol 
  1. Doctor nag inject sa Patient in the barangay 

I – for Investment and Tourism Promotion

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  1. Welcoming MICE Tourism 

The delegates from the Philippine Tour Operators Association Inc. (PHILTOA) and the Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions (MICE) inspection team are billeted at the said hotel.

G. – Generation of Revenues

  1. Systematic collection of revenue 
  1. Real Property Tax
  2. Business Tax

Barangay Assembly

The New International Tourist Transport Association of Panglao has its members of the board and officers inducted in time of the resumption of the commercial flights in Bohol.

The induction ceremony, which took place at Modala Beach Resort, Panglao, on Saturday, was administered by Hon. Amira Alia Montero-Caindec, Committee Chair on Tourism and Cultural Heritage.

The transportation group is one of the most crucial components of the tourism infrastructure. Studies have shown that tourists spend almost 30 to 40 percent of their total holiday expenditure on transportation and the remaining on food, accommodation, and other activities.

This particular aspect, once again, highlights the importance of transport in the industry that the Local Government Unit of Panglao is trying to recover.

Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, lady Mayor of Panglao, prides her accomplishment during the blessing of the new Seaport Terminal BoardWalk and the two (2) brand new Speed Boats, all owned by the Local Government Unit of Panglao during her incumbency.

The religious blessing, which kicked-off the use of the Boardwalk located at Panglao’s Cultural Heritage Complex, transpired on Thursday at barangay Poblacion.

Hon. Edgardo M. Chatto, Bohol’s first district congressional representative, was the chief sponsor during the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. Assisting the honorable congressman in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Mayor Montero; Hon. Amira Alia Montero-Caindec, Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Member; Hon. Noel Hormachuelos, SB Member; and Lino Sumaylo, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer-Designate.

The blessing that transpired was very timely as commercial travels   both by sea and air are scheduled to resume today, where regional and international visitors and guests are likely to arrive.

Mayor Montero expects these pieces of equipment to powerfully aid in the economic recovery efforts of her administration to the hurt tourism industry of the town due to the travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic.

The newly-built gate of the Panglao Public Market is now operational after it is turned over to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Panglao.

A simple turn-over ceremony was held on October 23, 2020, after the religious blessing was done with several principal persons attending the event.

A symbolic key was handed over by a representative of the construction company, which built the structure to Mayor Leonila Paredes Montero, the Local Chief Executive of LGU-Panglao. 

Mayor Montero recited her acceptance speech after the ceremonial  turn-over. She harped on the importance of the new gate, which will indubitably manage the flow of traffic of people who will engage in the market. She further mentioned the benefits of the wider parking area, which was included in the project.

Members of the vendors association entertained the guests and visitors with their dance presentation before the short program concluded.

The new gate is outfitted with colorful illuminations that will irradiate beautifully at night that will surely stupefy the passersby and beholders.

The Local Government Unit of Panglao observes the Pink October Celebration or also known as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Panglao Cultural Center was the venue of the activity, which happened on October 14, 2020. Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Panglao Mayor, delivered the welcome address who verbalized the importance of the celebration.

Mayor Montero also discussed the need to be vigilant these days against dengue because we are now in the rainy season, the period when dengue cases expectedly rise. Aside from observing Pink Month, a simple ceremonial turn-over of the TEMEPHOS, a larvicidal agent against mosquito larvae, was also conducted during the activity.

Me’Ann Alcordo Solomon, Past District Governor of Rotary International District 3860, delivered her lecture about Breast Cancer Awareness before a crowd of women’s organizations of Panglao through ZOOM Application. The lady speaker rendered her message virtually because she can not travel to Bohol due to some strict travel restrictions being from Cebu City.

Hon. Marietta Sumaylo, Dauis Mayor, also graced the occasion. She received several packs of TEMEPHOS also intended for the town of Dauis from Mayor Montero during the simple turn-over ceremony. 

Sec. Michael Dino, Secretary of the Office of the Presidential Assistant to the Visayas, donated the TEMPEHOS, which Mayor Montero solicited very kindly through the kind assistance of the officers and members of the Rotary Club of Panglao Island (RCPI).

The activity concluded after Mayor Sumaylo; Hon. Amira Alia Montero-Caindec, Panglao Sangguniang Bayan Member; and Julita Cogo, M.D., President of RCPI, gave their respective messages.

This floating bridge will be utilized in the “One Entry, One Exit Policy” for all Tourism-Related Water Activities such as island hopping, scuba diving, snorkeling, and among others.

The Pontoons are connected as an extension of the existing fixed wharf located at Barangay Poblacion, just proximate to the new Municipal Tourism  Office.

This project was conceptualized by Hon. Leonila P. Montero, Panglao Mayor, and the Office of the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources under its officer-designate Lino Sumaylo.

Once this project is completed, it will be turned-over officially and formally to the Local Government Unit of Panglao according to this FB Page’s source.

Hon. Leonila P. Montero, Lady Mayor of the Municipality of Panglao, delivers a brief message during the series of orientation and organization meetings with informal settlers of the town.

The meetings, which happened on separate days and venues, were attended by representatives from the National Anti-Poverty Commission, Social Housing Finance Corporation, and the Office of the Mayor handling the Barangay Affairs. The meeting with informal 

settlers from Barangay Tawala took place last September 9 at the Tawala Covered Court.

Moreover, the informal settlers from Barangays Danao and Doljo conducted their meeting yesterday at the Panglao Cultural Center while those from Barangay Poblacion happened this afternoon at the same venue.

The orientation is intended to give light to informal settlers who wish to avail themselves of the proposed socialized low-cost housing project. This housing project is designed to be very affordable which is within reach of the pocket of the informal settlers and payable on a long term basis with very minimal monthly amortization rates.

Roughly about 500 beneficiaries from the Municipality of Panglao receive the financial grant of the Unconditional Cash Transfer program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The Pay-out or disbursement of the cash grant to pre-selected poor families happened last September 5, 2020, at the Panglao Cultural Center for beneficiaries from Barangays Looc, Bil-isan, Doljo, Poblacion, and  Tangnan. While the other beneficiaries from Barangays Bolod, Danao, Libaong, Lourdes, and Tawala claimed their cash grants at Bolod covered court

The proposed concreting project of the Farm to Market Road (FMR) of Barangay Lourdes (Panglao) – Barangay Tangnan (Panglao) – Barangay Bingag (Dauis) is now granted with a budget of Php 40,071,000.00 from the National Government through the Department of Agriculture.

The good news, which was revealed by Hon. Edgardo M. Chatto, Representative of the 1st Congressional District of Bohol, was announced yesterday afternoon during a meeting held at the Boholano lawmaker’s residence at Tagbilaran City.

Barangay Tangnan prides itself on its newest ice cream production facility called the Panglao Sorbetes Production and Parlour.

The facility which was religiously blessed and formally turned over to “sorbeteros” of Tangnan last Wednesday was officially opened for business.

Several flavors of affordable yet delicious ice creams are now available to ice cream aficionados.

This government-initiated project is a product of the partnership between the Department of Trade and Industry and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Panglao.

Mayor Leonila Paredes Montero was the guest of honor during the ceremonial launching of the new source of livelihood of the people of Barangay Tangnan. Several officers from the Provincial Government and the LGU-Panglao alzo graced the occasion.

Gender and Development focal person of the Local Government Unit of Panglao Arthur Bagcat facilitates the meeting that discusses the Planning and Budgeting of the office he oversees.

The meeting which was held last Tuesday at the Panglao Cultural Center was attended by Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Panglao Town Mayor, and selected heads of office.

Gender and Development, 1995-2025, is a National Plan that addresses, provides, and pursues full equality and development for men and women. 

Approved and adopted by former President Fidel V. Ramos as Executive No. 273, on September 8, 1995, it is the successor of the Philippine Development Plan for Women, 1989-1992 adopted by Executive No. 348 of February 17, 1989.

A total of two hundred two (202) residents of Panglao town who are additional beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), categorized as “left-out” which underwent round after round of validation by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) receive Php 6,000.00.

The distribution of the emergency cash subsidy happened last Thursday morning at the Panglao Cultural Center.

Beneficiaries were given Reference Numbers for them to claim it at three M. Lhuillier Branches in Panglao; ARCOM Branch, Panglao Public Market Branch, and Tawala Branch. Unlike the previous method of distribution where disbursement teams were created to hand personally the cash to the beneficiary, this time the method used is called Digital Payout.

Deo Guden, an Executive Assistant on Barangay Affairs at the Local Government Unit of Panglao, revealed in an interview conducted by a representative of this FB Page that this distribution is not the 2nd tranche of the SAP.

Guden further explained that as per the memorandum order released from the national government, provinces that are no longer placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine will no longer be given the said emergency cash assistance.

PBGen. Albert Ignatius Ferro, Police Regional Office 7 Regional Director, visits the island province of Bohol.

The visit of the high ranking police officer happened last Thursday and he was welcomed by Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Panglao Mayor, together with some officers and members of the Rotary Club of Panglao Island.

The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the representation of 1st congressional district representative Hon. Edgardo M. Chatto delivers four hundred four (404) foodpacks to barangay level forntliners of the town of Panglao.

In a simple ceremonial turn-over which transpired last Thursday at the Panglao Cultural Center, Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Lady Mayor of Panglao, welcomed the delegation of the visiting congressman who was accompanied by Board Members Ricky Masamayor and Aldner Damalerio, both from the 1st District of Bohol.

Don Castellano, an officer of DSWD from the regional office was also in attendance to ensure the proper conduct of the distribution of the foodpacks.

The pre-selected beneficiaries are all frontliners from the Barangay level such as the Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Tanods, Barangay Officials, among others.

Traffic enforcers and  auxiliary police forces of the Local Government Unit of Panglao are given new sets of uniforms by the Local Chief Executive (LCE).

The distribution which happened last Wednesday was done at the Panglao Cultural Center. Aside from Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, LCE, who was present during the distribution, a couple of heads of office, and some high ranking police officers were also in attendance to grace the gathering.

Several members of the traffic enforcement group and auxiliary police force listened intently to the messages delivered by the distinguished guests during a short ceremonial hand-over.

A brief discussion about the upcoming lockdown at the entire town of Panglao was also explained. 

Mayor Leonila P. Montero, Panglao Mayor, and some other officials of the Local Government Unit of Panglao, welcome the visiting department secretaries Puyat and Año who are also joined by Gov. Art Yap at the Alona Beach Resort.

Ariel Rica, Officer-in-Charge of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Tagbilaran City), briefs Hon. Leonila P. Montero, Panglao Mayor, about the status of Alona Beach Resort.

This happened early this morning before the expected arrival of Secretaries Puyat and Año who  were slated to check the place.

Mayor Montero and Gov. Yap welcome Secretary Año and Secretary Puyat at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport.

Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Local Chief Executive of the town of Panglao, is the main sponsor of the groundbreaking and cutting of the ribbon ceremonies of yet another huge hotel to rise soon in Barangay Danao.

The “Bohol 9°” or officially known as North Latitude 9 Degree Sea had its groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies last Tuesday morning to mark its first day of construction of a 7-story hotel/condotel/apartment building.

The structure is planned to have over 400 rooms at a 2.6-hectare lot just beside the existing Bohol Be Grand Hotel, another posh hotel in the majestic town in Panglao.

Jeff Tung and Jessie Hu are young and energetic Chinese nationals who own this realty business. The headquarter of the couple businesspersons is in Beijing, China with a satellite office based in Florida, U.S.A.

Tung and Hu, who are in a romantic relationship, bared that the “Bohol 9°” will be equipped with world-class state of the art amenities.

Several Chinese nationals and few locals including Mr. Obdulio Caturza, Jr., owner and manager of JJ’s Seafood Village of the City of Tagbilaran, graced the ceremonies.

Another round of Coastal Cleanup is conducted and this time, at the shoreline of Barangay Danao.

The activity was led by Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Local Chief Executive of Panglao, and it happened early today with the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office as the principal implementing local government office. 

Aside from the Panglao Association of Dive Operators, other groups also volunteered to join the activity and these are the Philippine National Police (PNP) of Panglao, Panglao – Bureau of Fire Protection, Bohol Environment Management Office, Philippine Coast Guard – Panglao Sub-Station,  Panglao Professional Divers, Rural Health Office, Mayor’s Office, PNP Crime Laboratory, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Deep Blue Resort.

Several distinguished individuals receive special recognition awards from the Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) on the occasion of the Kick-of Ceremony of the 25th Police Community Relations anniversary.

The ceremony was held yesterday at Poblacion II Covered Court, Tagbilaran City at 8:00 AM with Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Local Government Unit of Panglao’s Local Chief Executive, as one of the awardees.

With the theme “Pinaigting na Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya, Laban sa Covid-19 Pandemya”, a program was prepared by the Police Officers and Staff Members from the BPPO and the Inauguration and  Blessing of BPPO Makatao Malasakit Recovery Center and the bestowing of Special Recognition Awards to some outstanding Boholanos from various sectors were among the highlights.

The awards were conferred to individuals coming from either of the six (6) different sectors recognized by the Police organization. Aside from the Local Government Unit (LGU) sector, other sectors acknowledged were the Other Government Agencies, Non-Government Organizations, Force Multipliers, Banking Financial Institutions / Business Entities or Corporations, and Private Individuals.

Different offices of the Local Government Unit of Panglao conduct various operations at Balicasag Island.

Hon. Leonila P. Montero, Panglao town Mayor, reported in an exclusive interview that the separate offices under her management performed the various operations last Friday to Sunday with her overseeing the entire operation.

Julita Cogo, M.D., Municipal Health Officer, and Concepcion Ferrolino, R.S.W., Municipal Social Welfare and Development Head, distributed Vitamin C’s and Iron to residents of the island.

These supplements are believed to boost the immune system to fight infections according to some health experts.

Concurrently, Catalino Sumaylo, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources (MENRO) Officer Designate, and his associates renovated the two (2) holding areas.

These areas once fixed, can be used by our tourists who want to engage in sea-water related activities afterward.

Some of the MENRO boys who are Dive Rangers continued to fix the mooring buoys at the island’s open seas.

Catalino “Lino” Sumaylo, Head of the Coastal Resource Management Office (CRMO) of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Panglao, delivers his positions during a forum attended by mainly dive operators of the town.

The forum was held yesterday afternoon at the Panglao Cultural Center and it was also attended by the town’s Lady Mayor, Hon. Leonila Paredes  Montero, Leigh Senica, Municipal Tourism Officer Designate, and Ivy Bulaybulay, newly installed president of the Panglao Association of Dive Operators.

Sumaylo bared in an interview that the forum was focused more on the discussion of the guidelines of sea-water tourism-related activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, among others in this period of Modified General Community Quarantine.

Dive operators may now start to engage in their business activities as long as they comply strictly on the guidelines furnished which are based on the references of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Moreover, Mayor Montero also has given the marching order that operators may start conducting their business starting noontime today.

There was one dive shop which was given the permission, as of noontime today, to run its operation for having complied with all the necessary documentary requirements set by the LGU and as mandated by the Department of Tourism.

Sumaylo further said that just like any other activity or endeavor, there is always a period of “birth pains” when embracing new systems. However, Sumaylo is positive that everything will eventually be in its normalcy once everybody will get used to it.

Senica on the other hand mentioned the implementation of the wearing of specially made wristbands by all divers, snorkelers, and swimmers which will be provided by the LGU-Panglao to signify that the diving aficionados wearing it are registered and cleared by the CRMO to engage in their desired sea-water activities.

The wristbands worn by those who will engage in any of those mentioned sea-water tourism-related activities shall be surrendered immediately after the sea-water activity to an authorized LGU employee and after having that, a plastic Identification Card shall be issued consequently signifying that he/she has performed such activity in the waters of the Municipality of Panglao.

Mayor Montero discussed also the implementation of the “One Entry, One Exit” policy and its usefulness and gains.

It was revealed that the site where the LGU will implement its “One Entry, One Exit” policy is situated just proximate at the newly-built Municipal Tourism Office in Barangay Poblacion. A small wharf stands in the said area and is planned to be renovated and expanded to accommodate a larger crowd.

Key and major persons of the CRMO were tasked to collaborate closely with the PADO officers and members. Both groups were expected to marry their thoughts and ideas so as to come out with better ways and practices on how the whole implementation of the proposed “One Entry, One Exit” policy shall be generally acceptable by both the stakeholders and the implementors.

The new set of officers of the Panglao Association of Dive Operators (PADO) are finally installed into office after a simple Oath Taking Ceremony.

Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, lady Mayor of Panglao town, administered the Oath of Office of the President-elect of PADO this noontime at the Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall.

After the PADO president was sworn into office and officially assumed presidential duties, the rest of the officers of the said association were sworn into office with Vice-Mayor Briccio “bryan” Velasco administering the Oath of Office.

Modest refreshments were served to all those in attendance immediately after the ceremonial oath-taking happened.

A big open-water diving activity, dubbed as “Coral Reef Monitoring 2020”, is performed at Balicasag Island after a series of underwater scuba diving pursuits done by several volunteer divers together with Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Panglao Mayor, at the various diving sites of the Municipality of Panglao these past two (2) weeks in a row.

The monitoring activity of coral reefs was done yesterday and it was joined by the provincial dad, Governor Arthur C. Yap.

Part of the exercise was the repairing of mooring buoys which once fixed, can be used again to guide fisherfolks, boatmen, divers, and snorkelers in their respective activities. Mooring buoys are also used to moor boats and ships away from areas  where coral reefs thrive.

Coral reefs are very valuable because they are not only promoting biodiversity, they are also of enormous benefit to humankind.

These coral reefs are particularly biodiverse and productive. They are the most species-rich aquatic ecosystem and play a part in the life cycle of one-quarter of all marine fish species.

Aside from Yap and Montero, joining the monitoring team of divers were dive rangers from the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office of Panglao, Bohol Provincial Government, Hukbong Dagat of the Bureau of Fire Protection – Panglao, Panglao Police Station, Coast Guard – Panglao Sub-Station, Officers of Panglao Association of Dive Operators, Panglao Scubasureros, and practically all diving instructors of Panglao.

Staff members of the two (2) disbursement teams created by the Local Government Unit of  Panglao to handle the payout of the Social Pensions worth Php 3,000.00 – covering the months from January 2020 to June 2020 – for some qualified Senior Citizens of the Municipality report for duty.

The conduct of the payout started this morning at Barangays Libaong and Lourdes. This activity will continue until all the Barangays of the town of Panglao shall have been covered. According to the schedule provided by one of the key persons of this distribution proceedings, it will end this coming Thursday.

Disbursement teams tasked to handle the payout of the Social Pensions for qualified and preselected Senior Citizens of the Municipality of Panglao continue to perform their official assignments.

There were four (4) barangays covered today and these are Bolod, Danao, Bil-isan, and Poblacion.

The preselection process was done by the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. 

The 2 remaining barangays – Tawala and Tangnan – will have their schedule of payout tomorrow at their respective barangay covered courts.

Hon. Arthur C. Yap, Bohol Governor, and Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Panglao Mayor, deliver their respective messages before a crowd who are wearing face masks and following the distance rule during the ceremonial “REOPENING” of Municipality of Panglao’s tourism industry.

All these occurred this afternoon at the mouth of the road leading to Alona Beach Resort, just within the vicinity of an American-founded fast-food chain,  McDonald’s – Panglao Branch.

The ceremonial reopening started a little past 2:00 PM with the Lumad Panglaoanon Cultural Troupe performing a welcome dance number choreographed by Glenn Clemen.

Hon. Amira Alia Montero-Caindec, Committee Chair on Tourism and Culture and the Arts of the Sangguniang Bayan of Panglao, welcomed all the guests and well-wishers during the short program prepared with the delivery of her welcome address.

Governor Yap was the main sponsor of the cutting of the ribbon ceremony who was assisted by Mayor Montero; Vice-Mayor Briccio Velasco; Jaypee Orcullo, head of the Department of Tourism Bohol Satellite Office; Joan Pinat, Bohol Tourism Office Representative; Dr. Julita Cogo, Municipal Health Officer; Susi Ferrolino, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer; Romeo Dominice Balaba, Panglao Tourism Council Co-Chairman; Hon. Amira Alia Caindec-Montero; and Apolinar Fudalan, Public Employment Services Officer.

Mayor montero led the ceremonial turn-over of the four (4) booklets which hold all the GUIDELINES in the operation of the 4 different sectors of the tourism industry such as accommodation establishments, land and water tourism transport, dine-in restaurants and tourism-related activities to the father of the province, Governor Yap.

With permission from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, a releasing of the balloons ceremony was also performed.

“As your servant leader, let me and my administration assure you that what we are doing here is within the boundaries of the regulations set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. This governmental task force issued resolution number 43 last June 3, 2020, which provides that Accommodation Establishments such as, but not limited to, hotels, resorts, apartment hotels, tourist inns, motels, pension houses, private homes used for a homestay, ecolodges, serviced apartments, condotels, and bread and breakfast facilities and other tourism-related businesses and activities may now gradually open as long as they follow the strict health protocols provided,” Mayor Montero said in her speech.

Since today is also observed globally as the Father’s Day celebration, the lady mayor further said that “the reopening of our tourism-related businesses today is very appropriate because today is also the global celebration of Father’s Day. I find this very appropriate and symbolic because I as your Mayor, the father figure of this town, should be a dependable FATHER who values intentions, aspirations, and determinations not only for myself but for you my family – my dear Mga Panglaoanon.”

The short program was concluded with the closing remarks of Mr. Balaba. Mayor Montero offered the Governor a quick site tour to the newly-built Panglao Tourism Office located just proximate to the docking area for the Water Tourism Transport facilities where a “One Entry and One Exit Policy” shall soon be enforced. 

The two Local Government Unit heads also proceeded to the shorelines of Alona Beach Resort and conducted an instantaneous ocular inspection.

Mr. Leonides Senica, Panglao Tourism Officer-Designate, prepared and conceptualized all the events this afternoon.

Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Mayor of Panglao, visits the decontamination-like chamber which serves as the quarantine control point installed at the entrance of the Municipality of Panglao in Barangay Lourdes along the so-called central highway.

The surprise visit of Mayor Montero happened yesterday afternoon with the pure intention of supervising personnel assigned at the checkpoint area on how they perform their duties in stopping vehicles and check for Home Quarantine Passes (HQP’s), Special Working Permit Passes, among others and asking commuters to alight from their motorized vehicles to undergo contactless body temperature checking and some sanitizing procedures like stepping on the improvised footbath mats and spraying their hands with disinfectants.

The mayor also supervised some staff members assigned in transcribing some important personal data of individuals who are holders of HQP’s which are not issued by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Panglao. The data gathered by the transcribers are recorded to a logbook for purposes of having an easier way to facilitate a possible contact tracing procedure in such eventuality when an identified COVID-19 Positive Individual may have wandered and interacted with residents inside the borders of the town of Panglao.

Some drivers and commuters who are impatient with the tedious procedure at the checkpoint area were made to understand by the mayor that the stringent rules and aggressive measures enforced are for the general welfare of all individuals living inside Panglao town.

These stricter measures were implemented after one COVID-19 Positive Individual who hails from the neighboring City of Tagbilaran happened to set foot a couple of weeks ago at one of the Barangays in Panglao which caused the locking down of an entire compound of eight houses with more than 40 warm bodies who are now home-quarantined.

Mayor Montero further reminded all those assigned in the checkpoint area to always use courteous language when speaking to motorists, passengers, and drivers of public utility vehicles. The conduct of checkpoint shall be done with civility and with due respect to all individuals regardless of social status, gender, and race.

Operators of tourism-related businesses in the Municipality of Panglao convene at the Panglao Cultural Center to listen to the presentation of the draft of the guidelines and health protocols.

The meeting, which happened early this afternoon, was organized by Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero. The mayor finally presented the guidelines which were drafted by stakeholders, tourism key persons, and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Panglao Representatives last Saturday.

The guidelines are to be stringently complied with by the operators once they will resume their respective businesses someday.

Some polishing of what seemed to be small rough edges of the said guidelines was done during the conference with the collective aim to really guarantee proper alignment to the general direction of LGU-Panglao which is to establish a strict tourism-related business etiquette to curb the possible spread of COVID-19. 

The Lady Mayor of the Municipality of Panglao Hon. Leonila Paredes  Montero leads the Heads of Offices, Members of the Sangguniang Bayan, uniformed men from the Phillippine National Police – Panglao, firemen from the Bureau of Fire Protection of Panglao and among others of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Panglao in the modest yet meaningful celebration of the 122nd anniversary of the Philippine Independence.

LGU-Panglao had its simple style of celebrating Independence Day Last June 12, 2020, at 8:00 AM held at the grounds of the newly refurbished Old Municipal Building near the Panglao Town Plaza.

A short program, which was comprised of speeches delivered by key persons including the Local Chief Executive, was held right after the ceremonial raising of the Philippine Flag and wreath-laying to the  statue of the National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

One of the highlights of the simple observance was the display of the traditional and ceremonial Water Canon Salute by the Fire Officers and Marshals to the statue of Dr. Rizal.

Mayor Montero conveyed a message and she harped on the analogy of the act of heroism of Rizal and Ka Andres Bonifacio to the modern living heroes who are the front liners gambling their lives battling tirelessly against an unseen nemesis – COVID-19 – which attempts to deprive us of the liberty to live.

Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Mayor of the Municipality of Panglao, donning her custom women’s barong, stands in a queue to hear a scheduled holy mass at the St. Augustine Church.

This happened last Monday morning when the lady mayor together with other catholic faithful and other devout Christians who are employees of the Local Government Unit of Panglao congregated inside the place of worship to hear a holy mass.

Religious gatherings are now allowed as long as they observe the stringent rules set by the government. The lady mayor persuaded her colleagues in the local governance to hear the mass last Monday morning and the bulk of her co-workers in the governmental organization acknowledged her appeal.

The lady mayor just aspired to rally the faithful to reestablish ties with God, to ask for holy guidance, enlightenment, and to praise and worship Him most distinctly this time of adversity.

The delivery of one sack of rice continues in the Municipality of Panglao.

Hon. Leonila P. Montero, Local Chief Executive of the Local Government Unit of Panglao, disclosed last night that her team of young and able-bodied men and women, who are mostly staff members of the Coastal Resource Management Office (CRMO), Mayor’s Office, Local Government Unit of Panglao paid Teachers and several members of the Auxilliary Police Force was still conducting the actual distribution past 8:00 PM already at Tawala Covered Court.

The crew of the Lady Mayor took to finish the distribution late at night already because Tawala is the Barangay of Panglao which has the  most number of households.

According to a source who is a member of the team, one of the contributing factors that significantly rose the number of beneficiaries of the said Barangay is the presence of numerous “boarders” and  various stranded workers from other provinces of which Mayor Montero ordered the team to include them in the distribution of the relief goods.

The beneficiaries of Barangay Bil-isan were the happy recipients last Tuesday. Sangguniang Bayan Member Hon. Noel Hormachuelos, who is a native of Barangay Bil-isan, was also spotted in the area extending his valuable help in the conduct of the distribution.

Barangay Danao, the third biggest barangay in terms of the number of households, is listed to receive its share of sacks of rice today which will be handled at Balili Covered Court.

Members of the Panglao Inter-Agency Task Force (P-IATF) against COVID-19 who are mostly Heads of Offices of the Local Government Unit of Panglao and Executive Assistants to the Office of the Mayor, meet to discuss with Hon. Leonila P. Montero the details of the draft of Executive Order (EO) No. 20 which will guide the teams involved – both provincial and municipal – in the arrival and accommodation of all inbound Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI’s) in the town.

The meeting which was held at the Panglao Cultural Center last Friday afternoon was presided over by the Lady Mayor herself, Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero.

EO No. 20 once enforced shall anchor the house rules and protocols of all arriving LSI’s who will stay in Hotels or any accomodating facilities in the Municipality.

The strategic intention of this latest EO is to ensure protection to the general populace of Panglao.

The ever dynamic and tireless lady Local Chief Executive of Panglao personally supervises the repacking of grocery items intended for those greatly affected families of the town of Panglao.

Hon. Leonila P. Montero thoroughly supervised some able staff members of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Panglao in the repacking activity which took place last Wednesday.

The lady mayor, applying the strategy which she called “calculated response”, is making sure the LGU-Panglao can provide meals to every table to all deserving constituents of her town. 

Once all the goods prepared and distributed by the Barangay level will be depleted, the ones repacked and prepared by the municipal level shall be distributed accordingly. 

Mayor Montero said that her administration shall be frugal and prudent with the relief operation because nobody can have a scientific guess when these difficult times will end. 

The resources of LGU-Panglao should be carefully calculated and managed with the promise that nobody will die due to hunger. Her priority is to provide support to those families whose breadwinners are laid-off temporarily due to the disruption created by COVID-19.

She is very confident that Panglao can surpass these trials and asking all her constituents to cooperate, understand the situation, be resilient and most of all be obedient to all the executive orders issued by the national, provincial and municipal governments.

Hon. Leonila P. Montero, Mayor of the town of Panglao, gathers the women and the youth sector to mass-produce face masks for the people of Panglao.

The volunteers started making the face masks last Wednesday and they are on their fifth day today.

The Panglao Cultural Center is being used as a temporary place where the volunteers can manufacture the said protective accessories.

The Local Chief Executive intends to provide face masks to all its constituents in place of the prescribed face masks. The Provincial Government has encouraged everyone to make use of improvised face masks due to the scarcity of supplies of those that are available in most drugstores. 

Hon. Leonila P. Montero, Panglao Mayor, examines the newly delivered stocks of bottles of alcohol, boxes of germicidal soaps and chlorine powder for disinfection.

These stocks which were delivered this afternoon at the mayor’s office will be distributed to the Local Government Unit of Panglao’s healthcare providers and frontliners as they carry out their tasks to monitor and reach out to far-flung barangays.

The chlorine powder will be used by the Bureau of Fire Protection of Panglao to continue its part in sanitizing public places.

H – for Human Resource Development

  1. PESO and DOT training program
  2. Panglao First Policy
  3. GAD

E – for Educational Programs

Pictures 

  1. Special Education Fund 

Turn-over of school buildings

R – for Reinforced Peace and Order

  1. Empowerment of men in uniform
  2. Augmented Auxiliary Police

Acquisition of clamping equipment

  1. Meeting with peace and order council 

2 Fire Substations located in Tawala and Lourdes

 pipe laying

beautification activity at the traffic medians along the boulevard going to the Bohol-Panglao International Airport.