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. 

FSTP Graduation

The graduation ceremony of Farmer-Scientists RDE Training Program (FSTP) in a Corn-Based Production System for Sustainable Agricultural Development happened today, October 8, 2019 in Barangay Malingin.

There were a total of 28 graduates (17 for phase I; 2 for phase II; and 9 for phase III) who received their certificates of completion. Participants are corn farmers from barangays Malingin, Pajo, Paypay, and Bitoon. They underwent FSTP training at a 1,000-sq.m. learning field located in barangay Malingin.

The FSTP promotes sustainable agricultural development in a com-based production system integrating crops and animal production system in upland and lowland communities. Its main objective is to give highland farmers in Cebu a direct training contact with agricultural scientists to develop their technical and scientific capabilities in growing corn and other crops utilizing appropriate farming technologies.

The activity, which was spearheaded by the local government of Daanbantayan thru the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist in coordination with the Office of Provincial Agriculturist, was attended by Mayor Sun J. Shimura, municipal employees, and barangay officials.

Elderly Filipino Week Celebration

Municipality of Daanbantayan thru the Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) Office celebrated the Elderly Filipino Week with a whole-day activity participated in by senior citizens from different barangays. The event started with an early morning parade, followed by a program held at Lamberto R. Te Cultural Center where our elderly showcased their dancing skills in traditional dance called chacha and curacha. Highlight of the activity was the pageant and coronation for groovy lolos and lolas.

The Elderly Filipino Week is observed every first week of October pursuant to Proclamation No. 470 to promote the well being of the elderly Filipinos. This year’s celebration has the theme “Healthy and Productive Aging Starts with Me”. Joining the activity were Mayor Sun J. Shimura and municipal councilors.

Daanbantayan holds the 2nd Regional Youth Leadership Summit

Carnaza Eco Park, a beach resort located at the tropical island paradise of Carnaza, Daanbantayan was the venue of the 2nd Regional Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) held August 6-8, 2019.

In the culmination of the 3-day activity, representative from each of the 4 provinces under Region 7 presented their output and project ideas before a distinguished panel composed of DILG Provincial Director Jerome Gonzales, DSWD 7 Officer Emma Patalinjug, DepEd 7 Regional Director Salustiano Jimenez, National Youth Commission (NYC) Commissioner Laurence Anthony D. Diestro, and AFP CentCom Commander Lt. Gen. Noel S. Clement.

Spearheaded by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the YLS is an annual activity that encourages the youth to take an active role in the peace and development programs of the country. This year’s gathering was participated in by Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials, Local Youth Development Officers (LYDO), Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP), non-government organizations, youth leaders and volunteers from the 4 provinces of Region 7 led by Jonah Loretero of Bohol, Judy-Ann M. Nulla of Cebu, Tristan Gold Torrillo of Negros Oriental, and Brylle Deeiah D. Tumarong of Siquijor.

Gracing the event was SB Member Wendell Rosell together with the Municipal Public Information Office, MDRRMO, and Brgy. Carnaza officials headed by Brgy. Captain Roquita Rosell, and Councilors Rego Camino and Jurabel Armina. 9/8/19

Community-based Treatment Program and Launching of Community Support Aftercare and Reintegration Program

A total of 253 community-based treatment (CBT) completers were given certificates of recognition during the “2nd Completion of Community-based Treatment Program and Launching of Community Support Aftercare and Reintegration Program” ceremony held today, August 8, 2019 at Lamberto R. Te Cultural Center. The completers were former drug surrenderers who have successfully completed the rehab program under DOH’s Matrix Intensive Outpatient Program (MIOP) where they underwent 4 months or equivalent to 16 sessions of counseling that involved psycho-social and spiritual; passed 3 random drug tests; and actively participated in alternative activities, such as zumba, basketball, tree-planting, and clean-up drive.

The completers who hail from different barangays were presented by Dr. Merle Visda of the Municipal Health Office and confirmed by Operations Management Officer Gretchen G. Castro of Department of Health. The whole-day activity was attended by Mayor Sun J. Shimura, MADAC Focal Coun. Ali Abucay and Grace Navarro, Daanbantayan Police Station Chief PMAJ William C. Homoc, ABC Pres. Mark Anthony Luche, Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) Pres. Ricardo Varquez, Barangay Captains, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Agents Aika Urciada and JM Catipay, who are in-charge of drug clearing and on site validation to the barangays.

Meanwhile, the afternoon session is the launching of community support aftercare and reintegration program which will be attended by the 253 CBT completers as well as the first batch of 198 CBT completers who were also conferred certificates of recognition last December 12, 2018 after completion of their community-based treatment program.