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APPLIES FOR P 15-M WORTH OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT
MULTI-MILLION PROJECT (Subproject site of the proposed 1,200
linear meters Seashore Protection at coastal barangays
of Sabang, Mabuhay, Dapdap and Buhang)
team of LOGOFIND consultants arrived on August 5, 2003 in
connection with the application of the municipality to avail the
technical and financial assistance being offered by the Local
Government Finance and Development Project (LOGOFIND).
After a brief meeting with Mayor Juan G. Guysayko together
with the Municipal Technical Working Group headed by Councilor
Menandro F. Frayna, the group conducted site inspections and
general appraisal activities on the existing and proposed
shoreline protection at Barangays Mabuhay, Sabang, Dapdap, and
following day, the team met with the members of the TWG to gather
pertinent data and provide technical assistance in the areas of
technical, economic, social, environmental, and operational
feasibility of the project. To
validate the social acceptability of the project, public
consultations/ dialogues were conducted in the afternoon at the
proposed subproject sites.
on the general findings, the team observes an obvious and urgent
need for the proposed subproject.
Given the prevalence of erosion and considering the
perennial damages to livelihood and properties caused by the
onslaught of typhoons and strong waves, the proposed subproject is
generally evaluated as feasible in terms of its positive
facilitate the completion of pre-qualification and subproject
appraisal requirements, the team provided the TWG with the
Environmental Management Plan Form (EMP)
Guidelines for the Conduct of Social Assessment
Sample questionnaires for Project Affected Persons (PAPs)
Resettlement and Compensation Guidelines
Declaration of Ownership and Voluntary Undertaking
Menandro Frayna initiated this proposed project after his official
meeting with PMO representative in Manila to discuss with the gist
of the LOGOFIND. Correspondingly,
the salient features and other pertinent issues of the LOGOFIND
were likewise presented before the legislative body.
However, it has not been able to gain unanimous vote as
expected. To resolve
the issue, the body decided to divide the house that resulted 6-4
in favor of the proposed project.
the proposed subproject entered by the municipality is classified
under the blue/green environmental subproject: the LGU would
receive a grant up to 70% of the total project costs.
The loan portion is only 20% and is payable for fifteen
years in a simple interest rate of 12%.
Ten percent (10 %) is the equity, which will be provided by
the LGU. (Binoescañoespaño)
CROWD WELCOMES EX-SEC ROCO
Mr. Roco stressing a point before Buluseños in the recent Pista
sa Maynila celebration where he was Guest of Honor
very big crowd of enthusiastic Buluseños greeted former Senator
and Education Secretary Raul S. Roco as he entered the basketball
court of the Knights of Columbus Clubhouse, Intramuros, Manila
where he was the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the Pista sa
Maynila celebration in honor of their Patron Saint, St. James the
Greater last July 13.
Roco who arrived at 3:30 p.m. was met by Damayan-Buluseño
President, Rogelio F. Fuentes; Ms. Luz Z. Gamba and Engr. Pablito
R. Freo, 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents,
respectively; Mr. Arnel G. Fortes; and other officers as he
alighted from his van and proceeded to the hall where cheering
Buluseños were eagerly waiting for him.
Roco was so delighted with the song specially composed for him
entitled “Raul Roco” to the tune of the old hit song “Waray
Waray’ which was rendered by the Damayan-Buluseño Choir.
his speech he appreciated the very warm welcome accorded him and
his party by the Buluseños and promised that if he becomes the
president of the Philippines he will not only open Malacañang to
them but he will personally visit Bulusan.
This drew a big round of applause from the audience.
a token of gratitude for his presence and sharing of his words of
wisdom with the Buluseños, Mr. Fuentes, in behalf of the
association, presented a Plaque of Appreciation to Mr. Roco.
he left, the Buluseños had a grand time having pictures taken
A HIT DESPITE HEAVY RAINS
heavy rains that poured over Metro-Manila last July 13 did not
deter the Buluseños from different points of Metro-Manila and
nearby areas to go out of their homes to attend the “Pista sa
Maynila” celebration in honor of their Patron Saint, St. James
big crowd converged at the spacious basketball court of the
Knights of Columbus Clubhouse in Intramuros, Manila as early as
12:30 P.M. including
a woman who came in crutches after having been bedridden for some
months due to stroke.
could have been more who would have come if the weather were fine
the whole day. But,
despite the non-cooperation of the weather, it became a challenge
to the Buluseños. Everything worked out fine from the start to the end of the
started with a holy mass at 2:30 P.M. celebrated by newly ordained
priest, Rev. Rex F. Fortes who used to be the altar boy during the
early years of the monthly mass of Damayan-Buluseño, Inc.
at the Manila Cathedral.
program followed at 3:30 P.M. with the arrival of former Senator
and Education Secretary Raul S. Roco who was the Guest of Honor
from Mr. Roco’s speech, other highlights of the program were the
presentation of awards to the sponsors of the four scholars who
have graduated in college this year and the short talk of
Undersecretary Danilo Encinas of the Department of Agrarian Reform
his closing remarks, DBI President, Rogelio F. Fuentes,
appreciated the presence of his constituents particularly those
who contributed foods and drinks for the occasion.
He added, he hopes the Buluseños would go on supporting
the activities and projects of the association.
Celebrate Town Fiesta & 372nd Foundation
Perhaps one of the most significant occasions to every
Buluseño is the feast day celebration in honor of the town’s
patron saint, St. James the Greater
– its intercessor and protector.
Held every 24th & 25th of July,
this tradition started in the year 1630 with the creation of
Bulusan as an independent parish from Casiguran.
Leaning on to what some history books declare – that
Bulusan became a pueblo civil a year later, it would be
safe to declare that the town itself as a political unit
celebrates its 372nd anniversary this year.
The annual town fiesta is a perfect opportunity of opening
up doors in showcasing the town’s distinct tourism character.
With this is a reminder of God’s genius, the many natural
wonders that abound in the locality – an absolute evidence of
This year’s theme, “VISIT BULUSAN 2003: A Key to
Becoming an Eco-tourism Destination of the Philippines”, is
complemented by various activities underscoring the national
advocacy for a “culture of tourism” and enhancement of
Among the activities were:
Community Clean & Green Drive
Barangay Mid-Year Monitoring & Evaluation of Nutrition
Amateur Boxing Tournament
Drum & Lyre Corps Competition
Barangay Night/Raffle Draw/Awards Night
occasion was made even more spectacular with the presence of some
personalities from the local entertainment industry like actress
Alma Concepcion, comedian Dinky Doe, and Kevin Bernal. (Tsinoleespaño)
ALLOTS MEDICINES TO LGU
Ms. Socorro Fuentes of the RHU receiving the assorted
medicines and multivitamins from the councilors
P 50,000 – worth of assorted generic medicines and multivitamins
was officially received by the LGU officials last May 22, 2003. This is part of the Outreach Medical Donations Program of the
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) primarily intended
for the countryside most particularly the 5th class
municipalities, like Bulusan.
Below are the listed items turned over to the RHU
Syrup 250 mg/5 ml
Syrup 60 ml
cap 800 mg/160 ml
Acid 500 mg
Tartrate 50 mg
Westmoreland G. Ragasa, Chair, Committee on Health &
Sanitation, who made the request, was also there to witness the
proper procedure of acceptance together with other Councilors
Vicente Yap, Danilo Freo, Roque Gabito and Celestino Frades.
The Bulusan Rural Waterworks and Sanitation Association,
Inc. held its annual general assembly and election on August 2,
2003, 1:30 in the afternoon, at the Bulusan Cultural and Sports
Among others, reports were made by the Acting Systems
Superintendent, Mr. Abundio B. Camposano, Jr.; the Board
President, Mr. Mauro B. Fulo; and the Board Treasurer, Mr. Pepe E.
The assembly approved a resolution requiring only at least
one hundred (100) member-consumers in attendance to have a
conditional quorum for the election.
The general assembly in July had a failure of election
based on the required quorum in the By-Laws: one-half (1/2) plus
one of the members.
If the required quorum could not be attained the
conditional quorum of one-fifth (1/5) of the total number of
members may be observed.
Approved also is the right to vote by either the husband or
Both are co-members of the Association.
The Board Secretary, Mr. Floro E. Payos certified a
conditional quorum and the election was held.
The results of the election and re-organization are as
Mr. Bartolome Furio
Mr. Ordonio J. Frades
Mr. Antonio Fuster, Jr.
Mr. Mauro B. Fulo
Mr. Juan G. Galindes
Mr. Abundio B. Camposano, Jr.
The Association will finish paying off its
loan-amortization by December 2003.
The new Board plans to improve the water service at
Madlawon: either by constructing a reservoir at the barangay or by
cutting the main pipe at Oroc, Madlawon and transferring the pipes
to Dapdap passing Baluarte then to Dancalan.
Another option is to construct an additional reservoir at
San Rafael only to give good water supply to all consumers. (JGG)