“Everything that comes from the heart comes easy.” – Gov. Edgar Chatto said as he congratulated accomplishments of the Center for Culture and Arts Development and the Bohol Employment and Placement Office, headed by Romulo Tagaan and Vilma Yorong respectively, both offices hosting this Monday morning’s Convocation Program at the Capitol.
Challenges are opportunities to rise higher, the governor added, speaking of more major developments for Bohol.
February is also National Arts Month, with Bohol paying tribute to award winning director, Direk Maryo J. Delos Reyes and National artist for sculpture and father of modern architecture Napoleon Abueva, both of Boholano roots who passed away.
Also turned over today were copies of enacted and approved revised Bohol Environment Code to offices of the Provincial Government, also to national offices thru Usec. Gloria Jumamil-Mercado of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, who graced the program.
The Bohol Environment Code is the first of its kind in the country.
Mercado, whose roots also come from Maribojoc, Bohol announced appointment of Provincial Planning and Development Officer Atty. John Titus Vistal at the Office of the President, overseeing 12 agencies including National Irrigation Administration, Technical Skills and Development Authority, National Food Authority, Philippine Coconut Authority, Philippine Commission on Women, Cooperative Development Authority, National Youth Commission, National Anti Poverty Commission, Housing and Urban Development Council, National Commission on Indigenous People, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, and Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor.
Mercado also raved about distinctive Bohol governance that mirrors national government agencies. “Bohol is special,” she said while also hailing leadership of Gov. Chatto that is implementing legislation.
This morning, the governor and mayors of Tubigon, Talibon, and Maribojoc also signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a Tax mapping project as part of Public Finance Management Plan. The project also includes Ubay, Dagohoy, and Sevilla.