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Amb. Massimo Roscigno of Italy (2nd from left), Amb. Nguyen Vu Tu of Vietnam, Gov. Edgar Chatto, Amb. Carlos Chan, Legowo, Yohanes Kristiato Soeryo of Indonesia and his wife, and Amb. John Gomes of Bangladesh during their courtesy call to the governor. (RVO) Full Text

Edgar dares Che to a drug test Challenge

THE ELECTION fever is fast heating up as candidates for the top position of the province exchanged heated words and challenges against each other.

Governor Edgar Chatto challenged Bag-ong Bol-anon governatorial contender Conchita “Che” Toribio delos Reyes to a drug testing at the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital tomorrow at 11 in the morning to determine once and for all who is lying and who is telling the truth.

Chatto made the challenge during his weekly radio program “Kita ug ang Gobernador” at the People's Mansion.

The challenge came when Chatto was asked to comment on the pending investigation of the controversial drug haul at the Bohol Detention and Rehabilitation Center (BDRC) middle of last year.

The mention of the drug haul must have ignited the fire in the Governor's belly following allegations by Delos Reyes during the Candidates' Forum weeks ago that he has done nothing to arrest the worsening drug problem in the Full Text

Editorial

The Liga doesn’t give a hoot

When President Benigno Aquino took office at noon of June 2010, he vowed to implement austerity measures and focus public spending on helping the poor as he sought to narrow the budget deficit without raising taxes. The main idea was to cut the budget in all offices under the executive branch using the “zero-based” budgeting [Read More]

Balitang Maayo Qnahanglan!

Mga Sugilanon sa Pagkabanhaw!

Ang Langitnong Negosyante. Aduna ako’y usa ka higalang negosyanteng Filipino-Chinese nga nagpuyo sa Metro Manila. Gikilkilan siya sa pipila ka mga ahente sa BIR apan wa gayud siya mohatag. Iyang gipakwenta sa hustong paagi sa usa ka honest nga accountant ang iyang buhis og mikabat kini og milyones. Pagsumitir niya niini sa BIR miingon ang [Read More]

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Even the poor have ‘something’ To give at GK Bayani Challenge

Rey Anthony H. Chiu MAGSAYSAY Talibon, Bohol, March 23, 2013 (PIA) – Villager beneficiaries carried rootcrops, somebody too old enough to cook winnowed rice for lunch while young boys carried

New Bohol airport now on implementation track

After more than two decades in mind and paper, the new Bohol airport on Panglao island is finally on the implementation track to concrete reality, Gov. Edgar Chatto reported on Friday. The banner

Enter the Dragonboat for international race in April

DAUIS, Bohol – There was the wakeboarding inaugurated in the summer last year in sandy beach island-barangay of Pandanon, off Getafe town. Now enter the dragon boat water sports in this town.

Fishkill in Albur bared, but no sample’s lab test

ALBURQUERQUE, Bohol – The reported fishkill that occurred recently in this coastal town may not be totally left unnoticed as some residents belonging to “Nagkahiusang Alburanons” raised this at

Envoy: “It’s more fun in Phl But it’s most fun in Bohol”

TAGBILARAN CITY – Department of Tourism’s sales campaign mantra, “Its’ more fun in the Philippines,” must have sunk in the citizens’ consciousness but also in the diplomatic world. This

SPEAK-Energy Benchmarking tour at Matutinao Hydro Power Plant

The Kawasan Falls along Matutinao River shares its waters with Matutinao Mini Hydro Power Plant to serve clean energy to Cebu’s 17 towns and 1 city in the franchise area of Badian, Cebu. PIA

House panel OKs P50B capitalization for PPA

By JUNE BLANCO and ROY PADEL QUEZON CITY – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is another step closer to building more roll on-roll off (roro) and fast craft ports. This after the House Committee

Clean technology in coal Makes coal plants viable

Rey Anthony Chiu TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, November 23, 2012 (PIA) –Oppositors of coal as a fuel to source out the much needed energy to empower the country may have to read the recent developments

“Bonifacio Day” ushers in December long weekends

Rey Anthony Chiu TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, November 23, 2012 (PIA) – December comes announced with a long weekend as foreign and local tourists begin to lavish in the most joyous season of the year.

RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM ON

Authorities from the DOE as well as industry leaders agree that the option for renewable energy is the long term solution but a need to develop a source to respond to the tripling power needs can be

DOE: clean energy prog on, Denies alleged bias to coal

Rey Anthony Chiu TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, November 21, 2012 (PIA) –The recent increase in the commissioning of coal-fired plants in the country is not an indication that the Department of Energy

Chatto assures of Bohol’s security

“True security happens when issues and problems are effectively and promptly addressed,” says Gov. Edgar M Chatto. As Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Chair, Gov. Chatto proudly

Whaleshark trapped in a fishnet released

DIMIAO, Bohol – A fishnet-trapped whaleshark was successfully released to the depths along the shorelines here following the joint efforts of the fishermen and policemen to untangle the

Baclayon celebrates 416th foundation year

BACLAYON, Bohol – This ancient coastal town is already 416 years old. It just celebrated its foundation year after it was founded as early as November 17, 1596 with an array of success in terms of

Aumentado calls for balance: freedom of info, right to reply

By JUNE S. BLANCO QUEZON CITY – The Freedom of Information (FOI) BillI is very much alive. Rep. Erico Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District), took exception to the editorial of the Philippine Daily

DENR charged brgy chief for cutting molave without permit

TAGBILARAN CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has filed a complaint against barangay captain Juan Palma of Barangay Amboan, Catigbian, Bohol for allegedly

Does Balicasag building ban include new gov’t facilities?

Rey Anthony Chiu TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol November 24, 2012 (PIA)— Authorities have implemented a ban on new buildings within the 25 hectare island of Balicasag, but would the moratorium on new

Chatto secures environment dignity as airport fulfilling

Gov. Edgar Chatto is securing the environmental dignity of Panglao island for a sustainable tourism development in the advent of the modern, world-standard new Bohol airport. The governor on Friday

Phil defenseless against “Bioterrorism attacks”

Rey Anthony Chiu TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, November 16, 2012 (PIA) –The country is not yet equipped to detect the entry, much more the spread of bio-chemical weapons, should there be any coming to

RP, Bohol “in crisis;” need STEM disciples

TAGBILARAN CITY – The Philippines, including the province of Bohol, is “in crisis” for lack of specialists or scientists in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM),

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Sumngat reigns in 2010 CPG chess challenge

National Master Elmer Sumngat of Antequera, defeated every single challenger to the Open Chess Championship of the 2010 Carlos P. Garcia Chess Challenge held last week and brought home the prize. The tournament, sponsored by the provincial government and the Bohol Chess Players Association (BCPA) was one of the highlights of the 114thbirth anniversary of [Read More]