Proactive Measures to Prevent the Entry of Coronavirus

The local government unit (LGU) thru the Municipal Tourism Office, Civil Security Office, and Municipal Health Office has taken proactive measures to prevent the entry of coronavirus disease. All guests and visitors travelling to Malapascua Island are required to undergo certain procedures at Roro Port.

Guests and visitors need to fill the Passenger Manifesto indicating their name, nationality, country of origin, resort to check in, among other things. At the same time, they will be scanned with thermal devices to measure their temperature. Those with symptoms such as high fever may undergo additional screening, and to stay in isolation and restrict contact with other people.

Mayor Sun J. Shimura also met with Malapascua resort and hotel owners today to discuss updates and the creation of a task force to address the widening outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Highlights of the meeting include the temporary travel ban on all tourists coming from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Travelers from other countries are allowed entry subject to mandatory procedures at Maya RoRo Port. Among other things, tourists are required to fill out the municipal health declaration card and undergo temperature test though a thermal device before boarding the boat to the island. Resorts must require their personnel to wear face masks and to monitor all their guests every morning to check if they are showing symptoms such as fever, coughs, and sore throats and to immediately inform MDRRMO if they notice such case.

In addition, Task Force Wuhan has been created to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The task force is composed of the information dissemination team; surveillance & monitoring team; and the treatment team. In attendance during the consultative meeting were Sangguniang Bayan members, DOH, RHU, religious sector, DepEd, Tourism office, school heads, Coast Guard, and other stakeholders.

LGU Sports Fest 2019

The first ever Sports Fest of the Municipal Government of Daanbantayan kicked off early morning today with a parade participated in by municipal officials and employees wearing their respective team color uniform and eye-catching props while chanting their readied cheers in unison. The parade started at the Municipal Hall ground, passed through some parts of Osmena and Malinao Streets, and ended at Lambero R. Te Cultural Center where Mr. & Ms. Sports Fest and Dance Sports competitions were being held.

The 4-day sports event with the theme “LGU Daanbantayan Shine in Sports” was officially declared open thru the symbolic lighting of torch by SB Member Jupjup Rosell and the proclamation by no less than Mayor Sun J. Shimura. Right after, the winner for Most Active Team, Most Colorful Team and Fastest Banner Raising Team was announced. All 3 special awards were swept by the Pink Team.

In the search for Mr. & Ms. Sports Fest, 16 contestants vied for the title won by candidate #12 Carl Archie Rosario of Green Team and candidate #4 Mia Mariz Conde of Red Team. Carl Archie and Mia Mariz also bagged the Best in production number and Best in sportswear. Other winners were: Mr. Sports Fest 1st runner up Clifford Donald Conde (Green Team) and 2nd runner up Nanki Poo Tariman (Pink Team); Ms. Sports Fest 1st runner up Vilma Maloloy-on (Green Team) and 2nd runner up Cristhel Pareja (Blue Team); Best production outfit was awarded to Earl Nino Benatiro (Blue Team) and Vilma Maloloy-on (Green Team). Meanwhile, best in Latin Dance Sports was given to the duo from the Red Team with runners up Blue, Green, and Pink, respectively.

The different sports and larong pinoy to be competed are basketball, volleyball, badminton, latin dance sports, lawn tennis, chess, walkathon, patintero, palo sebo, takyan, bagol and sack race. The sports fest, which wraps up on December 13 in time for the Year End Assessment and Evaluation Activity, aims to build teamwork, camaraderie, and unity among employees. It brings out the best in an individual by further enhancing the physical well-being, skills, confidence, and social interaction–all of which can be applied in the work environment thereby improving the quality of public service. 

BPATs Refresher Training

Mayor Sun J. Shimura delivered his message to participants of the 5-day training seminar for members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) which commenced today, December 9, 2019 at Daanbantayan Police Sation. Mayor Shimura said that BPATS play a big role as force multiplier of the police in maintaining peace and order in the municipality, thus it is essential for them to undergo trainings to enhance their skills and knowledge. The mayor added that a peaceful, safety, orderly environment attract investments and increase tourist arrivals both of which are beneficial to the local economy.

The 50 participants will take part in refresher training seminar on the creation and laws regulating BPATs; human rights; and trainings on emergency response; crime scene first responder; and search and seizure, warrantless arrest, handcuffing techniques and RA 4136. Facilitated by Daanbantayan Police Station thru its Acting Chief of Police PCPT Ian T. Macatangay, the activity is attended by Civil Security Officer Renato Benatiro, MDRRMO Victor Dósep Tancawan, and BPAT chief Reynaldo Garbo.

Daanbantayan Celebrated National Children’s Month

Municipality of Daanbantayan thru the Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) Office celebrated the National Children’s Month with a whole-day activity participated in by Day Care centers from different barangays. The event started with an early morning parade, followed by a program held at Lamberto R. Te Cultural Center where our young children showcased their talents and skills in different presentations like draw and tell, folk dance and singing.

This year marks the 27th celebration of the National Children’s Month which is pursuant to Republic Act No. 10661 entitled “An Act Declaring the Month of November of Every Year as the National Children’s Month”, which also commemorates the adoption of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) on November 20, 1989.

With the theme “Karapatang Pambata: Patuloy na Pahalagahan at Gampanan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan”, the celebration aims to recognize the gains and successes of the Philippines in the promotion and protection of children’s rights. Joining the event were Municipal Councilors Jupiter Roy Rosell and Simplicio Mantos with Municipal Administrator Cristina E. Corro. 

Barangay Drug Clearing Program Reorientation

Mayor Sun J. Shimura delivers his message to barangay officials attending the 2-day seminar workshop on Barangay Drug Clearing Program Reorientation held at Municipal Function Room.

In his message, Mayor Shimura vows to intensify his campaign against illegal drugs, disclosing his projects and programs for CY 2020. These include the purchase of K9 dogs to detect illegal substances concealed by drug peddlers inside public utility vehicles; construction of Balay Silangan to serve as reformatory rehabilitation for drug offenders; and intensification of purok system to monitor and report illegal drug activities in the sitios.

The activity that kicks off today are graced by PDEA 7 Assistant Regional Director Thessa Tiuzen, Senior Officer Rotchilyn Viador, PDEA Staff Yessa Alino, DILG-MLGOO Grace Caburnay and MADAC Focal Grace Navarro. 11/18/19