Province of Antique

Where the Mountains meet the sea. The Rising Star of Western Visayas

Provincial Population Office Antique receives awards from the Region

February 18, 2022

The Province of Antique through the Provincial Population Office (PPO) recently received various awards from the Commission on Population and Development Region VI during the Kaunlarang Pantao Awards 2021 held at Planta Hotel and Residences, Bacolod City last February 10, 2022.
 
These awards were achieved by the province because of the continuous support of Governor Rhodora Cadiao, as well as the good implementation of population programs of the Antique PPO headed by Mr. Primo Ogatis, Jr.
 
It can be recalled that since Governor Cadiao sat as a governor of the province, one of her goal is to increase the annual incentives of the Barangay Service Point Office (BSPO), including the Barangay Health Workers (BHW), Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) and Child Development Workers (CDH) which she considered as the unsung heroes of the province.
 
Last December 2021, BSPO, BHW and BNS already received Php 12,000 as their annual incentives compared to Php 2,000 in the previous years. While the CDW received Php 5,000 each.
 
Furthermore, due to the support of the provincial government to the population program in the province Antique PPO got the following awards;
 
  • Kaunlarang Pantao Award 2021 in recognition of its excellent performance in the implementation of the Philippine Population and Management Program ( PPMP) in Western Visayas.
  • Kaunlarang Pantao Award 2021 Top 3 for Couples Reached (Provinces/HUCs)
  • achieving 115 percent of couples/individuals reached in the implementation of RP-FP
  • prompt report submission in the implementation of RP-FP Program
  • most organized in submission of report in the implementation of RP-FP
  • 100% support in encoding in the implementation of RP-FP
  • for conducting AHD Class 2.0 in the implementation of AHD Program
  • timely submission of AHD Accomplishment Reports in the implementation of Adolescent Health and Development (AHD)
  • for generating policies in the implementation of AHD Program
  • support in the establishment of Registry of Barangay Inhabitants and Migrants (RBIM)
  • for conducting Capacity Building on Pre-Marriage Orientation and Counseling-Module II utilizing local funds.

The Antique PPO also relayed their gratitude to the population program workers of each municipalities, and to 650 BSPOs for their dedication and commitment for the implementation of various programs on population.

Ground Breaking Ceremony

San Rafael’s Evacuation Center in San Remigio town February 3, 2022

Gov. Cadiao attends Ground Breaking Ceremony for San Rafael’s Evacuation Center in San Remigio town
Gov. Rhodora “Dodod” Cadiao attended the ground breaking ceremony for the Evacuation Center of Barangay San Rafael, San Remigio, Antique.
The estimated budget for the Evacuation Center is at P33 million, with the design similar to that of a gymnasium to allow multipurpose use.
“This is our commitment, that all barangays should have an evacuation center or atleast a roof over their plaza. Congratulations San Rafael sa inyo nga evacuation center. This will be the center of our seminars and meetings and sports here in San Remigio” said Gov. Cadiao
She further exclaimed, “Makita naton ang benepisyo when all of us unite. Maga rako, bukot lang ang isda sa aton baybayon, kundi pati ang mga proyekto sa kada barangay sa Antique and in the near future we will indeed be the Rising Star of Western Visayas.”
According to DPWH representative, Engineer Piñero the Evacuation Center can accomodate modular tents that can fit up to one hundred ten (110) families in the event of an emergency.
Present during the ceremony was Municipal Mayor, Margarito C. Mission Jr. , DPWH Reprentative Engineer Pinero – Chief of the maintenance division, Project Manager Steve Abalo, SB Member Eduardson Petinglay and the barangay officials of the municipality. II PIO CAMPOS
 
 

Strict enforcement of fishery laws brings abundance catch to Antiqueño Fishermen

From the start of January 2022 Antiqueño local fisherfolks were overjoyed by the huge influx of fishes, juvenile Bilong-bilong/moonfish, skipjack tuna, sardines, dalusan or frigate tuna, and tangigue, in the waters of Antique.

According to Provincial Agriculturist Mr. Nicolasito Calawag, starting January 1, more than 20 tons of various fishes were caught all over the province.

Calawag said that the supply of fish has become abundant in every municipal coastal waters because of the strict enforcement of the Provincial Ordinance No. 2016-118, an ordinance creating the Provincial Anti-illegal fishing coordinating board (PAIFCB) and the Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (PBDTF) under the administration of Governor Rhodora Cadiao and Vice Governor Edgar Denosta.

He further said that the implementation of the said ordinance was also supported by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Maritime Command Group, and the Philippine Coast Guard -Antique.

“Pasalamat gid kita sa administrasyon ni Governor Rhodora Cadiao, Vice Governor Edgar Denosta and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members for passing the ordinance nga maga bantay kang mga illegal fishing in the municipal waters natun rugya sa Antique.”

Due to strict implementation of the said ordinance, which also prohibits the operation of the commercial fishing boats within the municipal waters, local fishermen are now benefiting the abundant supply of fishes.

“Amo ron dya ang epekto tungod strikto natun nga gina paimplementar ang ordinansa. There is no commercial fishing boats in the municipal waters kon may rugyan ga take kita necessary action. That’s why our local fishermen have enough catch.”

It can be recalled that last 2020 Governor Cadiao together with the provincial board and concerned national agencies signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)for the operationalization of PAIFCB and PBDTF to further strengthen the resource protection and coastal fishery law activities in the province.

As a result, there were commercial fishing boats apprehended and penalized by the provincial government of Antique. (P.I.O. BARCEBAL)

NHA gives P5 million cheque to the Provincial Government of Antique

The National Housing Authority represented by District Manager AR. Jesus G. Fantilaga along with Josephine Bayoneta and Michelle Patrimonio extended a cheque amounting to P 5,000,000 for Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) of the province.
Governor Cadiao received the cheque and ensured that her office would wait for the Memorandum Of Agreement along with NHA personnel before allocating the funds to ensure that the funding would reach residents who were affected by the recent devastation brought by Typhoon Odette. (P.I.O Campos)

Strict enforcement of fishery laws brings abundance catch to Antiqueño Fishermen

From the start of January 2022 Antiqueño local fisherfolks were overjoyed by the huge influx of fishes, juvenile Bilong-bilong/moonfish, skipjack tuna, sardines, dalusan or frigate tuna, and tangigue, in the waters of Antique.

According to Provincial Agriculturist Mr. Nicolasito Calawag, starting January 1, more than 20 tons of various fishes were caught all over the province.

Calawag said that the supply of fish has become abundant in every municipal coastal waters because of the strict enforcement of the Provincial Ordinance No. 2016-118, an ordinance creating the Provincial Anti-illegal fishing coordinating board (PAIFCB) and the Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (PBDTF) under the administration of Governor Rhodora Cadiao and Vice Governor Edgar Denosta.

He further said that the implementation of the said ordinance was also supported by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Maritime Command Group, and the Philippine Coast Guard -Antique.

“Pasalamat gid kita sa administrasyon ni Governor Rhodora Cadiao, Vice Governor Edgar Denosta and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members for passing the ordinance nga maga bantay kang mga illegal fishing in the municipal waters natun rugya sa Antique.”

Due to strict implementation of the said ordinance, which also prohibits the operation of the commercial fishing boats within the municipal waters, local fishermen are now benefiting the abundant supply of fishes.

“Amo ron dya ang epekto tungod strikto natun nga gina paimplementar ang ordinansa. There is no commercial fishing boats in the municipal waters kon may rugyan ga take kita necessary action. That’s why our local fishermen have enough catch.”

It can be recalled that last 2020 Governor Cadiao together with the provincial board and concerned national agencies signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)for the operationalization of PAIFCB and PBDTF to further strengthen the resource protection and coastal fishery law activities in the province.

As a result, there were commercial fishing boats apprehended and penalized by the provincial government of Antique. (P.I.O. BARCEBAL)

Tanuman Festival During Biniranyan

According to the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) the seven (7) associations that participated in the Tanuman Festival 2021 earned almost Php one (1) million.

This associations includes; Antique Garden’s Club Inc., Antique Plant Sell & Exchange Group, Antique Plant Enthusiants Community, Antique Plant Hobbyist, Bonsai Sueseki Club of Antique, Antique Plant Collectors, and United Fishkeepers in Antique, all of these have a total of 143 members.

It can be recalled that this event was initiated by Governor Rhodora Cadiao through the Office of Provincial Agriculturist who aims to help Antiqueño small and medium enterprises ,especially, in cutflower industry to have their income ,even during pandemic.

Mrs. Cecilia Ibañez, from Pis-anan, Sibalom and a member of Antique Garden’s Club Inc., thanked the provincial government for organizing this annual festival, which she said helped them a lot, especially, in their daily needs.

“Bahol nga bulig sa mga plantitas ang inyo gintugro rugya nga lugar kanamon. Makatugro man kalipay sa mga taho nga naga agto rugya. Amo ri-a ang benefits nga biskan kami nga mga plantitas bahol bulig sa amun pangabuy-an ilabi ron gid sa kadya nga pandemya,” Ibañez stated.

This year, the provincial government provides each associations a free services which includes booth with electricity, construction of entrance and exit, nets, water hose, and Covid-19 essentials.

This event also aims to encourage Antiqueño plantitas and plantitos to continue to do planting of various plants in order to make Antique a Go Green province.

Tanuman Festival was held last December 1-21, 2021 during the celebration of Binirayan Festival.