ON GOING AND SUPPORTED PROGRAMS

A program of government focused on adopting sustainable, adequate and innovative strategies to give equal access to opportunities to all the families in Negros Oriental, so that they can improve and elevate the quality of their own lives.


Environment

Our Environment and Natural Resources Division, or ENRD, continues to act as our lead agency in environmental preservation, protection and rehabilitation and provide technical assistance to local government units along this line.


Watershed Management/Integrated Social Forestry

  • to rehabilitate denuded forests and improve the resource base in the watersheds
  • sustains25Integrated Social Forestry(ISF) sites in 18 barangays with 26 Farmers’ Associations
  • The Farmers’ Associations (FAs) in the different ISF sites maintain 23 tree nurseries which raise a regular supply of forest and fruit tree seedlings.
  • covers135.55 hectares in the 25 sites.
  • The provincial government sustains ten (10) special reforestation projects on a counter-parting scheme with LGUs which allocate Php 250,000 for every Php 500,000 allocated by the provincial government.  To date, these projects cover a total of 462 hectares in ten (10) LGUs.

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Community-based Coastal Resources Management

  • Neg. Or.is one of the country’s leading provinces with a strong CRM program. 
  •  CRM technical staff and community organizers facilitated a total of 37 marine protected areas (MPAs).
  •  The province sustains its support to these MPAs through regular underwater monitoring, installation of marker buoys, and MPA management planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Enrichment planting undertaken in mangrove areas
  • technical assistance continuously extended for the maintenance of existing mangrove plantations like the Pagatban mangrove plantation.
  • Mangrove is considered as one of the most effective carbon sinks, hence, mangrove reforestation and/or rehabilitation is given priority attention as a mitigating strategy to address climate change.
  •   The  Community-based Forest and Mangrove Management Project initiated in Bayawan, Sta. Catalina and La Libertad is another step taken by the DENR and the provincial government to address the issue on climate change.
  •  facilitated the clustering of LGUs to address common issues and concerns and pool resources to address them.  With assistance from the EcoGovernance Project a cluster of 4 LGUs was organized into BATMan (Bindoy, Ayungon, Tayasan and Manjuyod) for a common management of coastal resources.
  • The provincial government, conducted CRM and MPA planning workshops for the BATMan LGUs, a participatory M & E workshops and Rangers’ Deputation Training  to build the capabilities of participating LGUs in CRM Program management.
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Solid and Liquid Waste Management

  • The provincial government initiated its solid waste management program even before the passage of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act
  • Activities are regularly conducted to enhance LGUs’ and the communities’ capabilities in solid waste management particularly in the different stages of the waste stream e.g. waste avoidance/reduction, segregation, storage, recycling, waste diversion, composting, transport and final disposal
  • The solid waste management program  joined the NEGORGANIC-NOW program by assisting in the construction of vermi-chambers in 15 project sites

 Special Activities Undertaken:

  • Environment Forum for  local chief executives, legislators, and heads of departments of the LGUs
  •  Environment Summit for People’s Organizations
  •  Ecological Youth Camp for youth leaders
  • Symposia in schools
  •  coastal and waterways clean-up
  •  tree planting/growing and other environment-related activities

The provincial government also monitors compliance with the Clean Water Act (RA 9275).   3 LGUs,  one District hospital and the Provincial Hospital have have established waste water treatment facilities

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Mineral Resources Utilization and Management

We sustained regulation of mineral resources utilization, processed new permits and went after violators.

  • Accept & process applications for permits
  • Facilitate the conduct of orientation- seminars to enhance people’s awareness of the responsibility of stewardship over the earth’s resources;
  • Coordinate with the LGUs in the organization of municipal & barangay monitoring teams to ensure active participation of the community in the enforcement of the Provincial Mineral Resources Utilization Ordinance;
  • Verify/evaluate available volume of materials, and monitor mineral resources utilization activities
  • Make referrals to appropriate agencies and offices like the DENR & the PMRB relative to results of monitoring activities;
  • Monitor compliance to conditions set by the DENR
  • Revenues generated amounted to Php 4,056,120.00 from filing, verification, extraction, conversion, and ore transport fees, payment for delivery receipts, fines and penalties.

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Integrated Water Resources Management

  • implemented to protect, rehabilitate and sustainably develop the shared water, land and related resources in the Island of Negros
  • Funds have been allocated to implement the plans approved by the two Negros provinces which include the rehabilitation of watersheds and the six major rivers of the Island. The Council is chaired by no less than Silliman University President Dr. Ben Malayang III

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Provincial Advisory Council on Climate Change

  • The summit on climate change which  brought together the  officials and representatives from the two Negros Provinces resulted  in the crafting of an Island-Wide Memorandum to jointly address global warming and in issuance from our end of an Executive Order creating the the Negros Oriental Advisory Council on Climate Change (NOACCC). 
  • the Climate Change mitigation and adaptation plan introduced by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources which was subsequently introduced to the LGUs as a framework for their own initiatives.
  • sponsored an  a 4 day orientation-workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  • The workshop enabled our LGUs to  come up with a plan of action to  minimize the risk of disasters and calamities as a consequence of climate change/global warming.

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Search And Rescue NegOr

  • We have identified several disaster-prone areas in the province, and enabled our LGUs to  come up with a plan of action to  minimize the risk of disasters and calamities as a consequence of climate change/global warming.
  • trained and formed additional search and rescue groups, named SARNEGOR which means Search and Rescue of Negros Oriental, to augment existing force.  We have equipped them  with service vehicles converted into “Mobile ASAP Care 4 You,” inflatable boats, a portable generator, and other basic requirements for search and rescue operations.

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Population Management

  •  The provincial government sustains the Population Management and Development program which was initiated as a barangay-based population management program with total integrated development as an approach
  •  provincial government sustains 770 Barangay Population and Development Officers  who serve as community extension volunteers in population management and in environment and natural resource management
  • BPDOS disseminate information about environment and natural resources management and highlight the relationship among population, natural resources and the environment
  •  They advocate population management as a strategy in environmental conservation and natural resource conservation
  • They refer clients who accept family planning methods of their choice to clinics and hospitals.  To enhance understanding of population dynamics and responsible parenthood among couples
  •  the provincial government actively participates in the conduct ofpre-marriagecounseling sessions for would-becouples in the different municipalities
  •   Environmental and natural resources management issues are also integrated in discussions during information drive sessions conducted on responsible parenting and natural family planning.

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Balanan

- The project continues to protect and restore the environment and provide livelihood opportunities and income to the residents of the area. In a period of two years, the Development Authority has generated over two million pesos in income which is more than enough to pay for the salaries of the workers there.


Health


Increased Budget to NOPH and District Hospitals


Hired Contractual Health Workers as a solution to the Personnel Cap

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Scholars at the Sillliman University College of Medicine

  • During the past few years, we experienced a shortage of physicians because of migration to other countries seeking better opportunities. This was a nationwide trend which burdened the health care system.
  •  We have four  scholars at the Silliman University School of Medicine who are now having their post-graduate internship and will be taking the medical board exams and another one graduating this year. Hopefully, they would lessen the strain of the shortage of medical practitioners in our District Hospitals and Rural Health Centers. We have Congressman George Arnaiz to thank for this initiative.


BEMOC

  • One of the solutions in solving over-crowding at the Provincial Hospital, with normal-deliveries and primary hospital care cases
  • Encouraged and provided assistance to local governments to establish their own infirmaries which will provide Basic Emergency Maternal Obstetric Care (BEMOC) and primary hospital care
  •  This  program is included in the Province-wide Integrated Plan for Health (PIPH) supported by the European Commission and the Department of Health

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Computer Based Hospital Information System

  •  installing a new computer-based Hospital Information System (HIS) to speed up data processing of the different hospital departments and aid health workers and medical practitioners
  •  The aim of an HIS is to achieve the best possible support of patient care and hospital administration by electronic data processing


Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and hopefully Surgery

- submitted and complied with all the requirements, the latest of which is the acquisition of a fetal cardiac monitor, we are waiting for the approval of our Residency Training Program in Obstetrics from the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

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Hospital Modernization Program

  • acquired new and sophisticated medical equipment for our Provincial Hospital to support our Hospital Modernization Program
  • These are: an advanced Anesthesia Machine, Cardiac Monitors,  Operating Room Surgical Lights, modern Autoclaves for surgical equipment and a fetal monitor among others.
  •  continue to upgrade and equip our Diagnostic Center by acquiring state of the art medical equipment to attract medical specialists to practice in our Province
  •   We have now the  powerful .4 tesla new generation “open type” MRI
    • a 2D Sonogram with sophisticated cardiac tissue-tracking modalities, and another 2D Sonogram specifically for OB-GYN purposes and a fully automated Immunology Analyzer have been added to the diagnostic and laboratory tools of the Center
  •  These high level technology apparatus the Province has invested in will be able to provide the best possible diagnostic confidence and meet difficult clinical challenges.
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    PHINO

    • Designed to give every Oriental Negrense  equal access to health care
    • Provincial Health Insurance of Negros Oriental or PHINO to service at least 30,000 identified  “poorest of the poor” families in the province which could not be served  by the PHILHEALTH program. We have also encouraged our officials and employees to enroll in PHINO  in the spirit of shared responsibility.  While one gets to enjoy the benefits as a member, in the process, he also subsidizes for the hospitalization needs of the indigent sector in the province.  Membership is only P50 a month.
    • We thank Dr. Ely Villapando for conceptualizing the PHINO and BM Marcelo Adanza for sponsoring the ordinance that created it.

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    Community Primary Hospitals

    • The Provincial Government of Negros Oriental is allocating P1 million for the construction of the seventh Community Primary Hospital in Barangay Dauis of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. There are now six CPH units in the province. These are located in Barangay Kalumboyan of Bayawan City, Amio in Santa Catalina, Nabilog in Tayasan, Pacuan in La Libertad, Inapoy in Mabinay, and Barangay Luz in Guihulngan City. Bayawan City gave a counterpart fund of P800, 000 and an additional P700, 000 came from the European Commission under the Formula 1 for Health program. The project has an estimated total cost of P2.5 million.
    •  Community Primary Hospitals provide accessible health care services to the people in the community, especially in areas far from district hospitals.
    •   Dauis  is  one of the  hinterland barangays of Bayawan City that  is  located  somewhere in the middle  of the mountainous  area  of  Barangay  Kalumboyan, also  in Bayawan City  and  the  town of  Mabinay. The  Community Primary Hospital  in  Barangay  Kalumboyan, Bayawan  is  the  pioneer  CPH  established  by  the  provincial  government. It  was  intended  for the people  in the  community, who can  hardly avail of  the medical  services  in the  district  hospitals  or  at  the  Negros Oriental  Provincial Hospital.
    • The province has continuously been allocating funds for the development of the CPH units.  This will also help decongest the influx of patients at the provincial hospital.
    • Through  the  establishment  and  strengthening  of  CPH, only patients  who need major  operations will be  brought to  the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital.

      We are thankful for the  support  of  the  European Commission  who chose Negros Oriental as a recipient LGU of its grant.

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    Essential Health Care Package

    - The program teaches school children proper oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay and hand washing to prevent worm infestation. Schoolchildren are also provided with a regular supply of toothbrush, toothpaste and soaps.

    We acknowledge our frontliners in the delivery of primary health care —our Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and Barangay Nutrition Scholars — for their contribution in improving the health of our people. The same goes to our Men’s and Women’s Auxiliary and all our donors and partners. We would like to make special mention to the European Commission for facilitating the funding of the various projects under the Formula One for Health Program.


    Education

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    Education 104

    - The lack of teachers and school buildings plagued not only the Province but the whole country. A fast, sustainable and achievable solution was needed to address the problem of education in the province. The year 2008 saw the birth of an innovative solution which Governor Macias formulated was Basta NEGOR—Education 104 which aimed to construct a total of 55 school buildings and a total of 104 classrooms province wide. Governor Macias challenged Education Secretary Jesli Lapus to provide the province with a teacher for every classroom the province builds. Lapus took the challenge. BASTA NEGOR EDUCATION 104 uses the counter-parting scheme between the Provincial Government and the local government unit of the town or city where the proposed school building will be built. The cities put up 25 percent of the project’s total cost while the recipient municipalities contribute only 10 percent. To date, 133 classrooms have been built, exceeding the original target, a with a few more to be completed by June of 2010 in time for the opening of classes.


    Educator-Co-Mentor strategy

    - We have this Educator-Co-Mentor strategy that we introduced to the DepEd for adoption to relieve some of the workload of regular teachers handling multiple subjects. The Educators-Co-Mentors were given intensive trainings to equip them to handle advisory classes, and we continued to shoulder their honoraria.


    Scholarship Programs

    - We maintained our scholarship programs for qualified and deserving high school graduates so that they can pursue their college education in various colleges and universities in the Province.


    Gulayan at Palaisdaan Alay Sa Kabataan

    - We strengthened our support for the school gardening program – Gulayan at Palaisdaan Alay SaKabataan (GPAK) to instill “love of soil” among schoolchildren and also to introduce technologies such as composting and organic production.

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    NOSDEP

    Learn-to-Swim Program

    • As in previous years, we promoted swimming for the 5-39 age groups through the annual conduct of Learn-to-Swim Program and the Governor’s Cup Swim Meet.

    Summer Sports Clinics

    •  in football, basketball, volleyball, arnis, softball, karatedo and lawn tennis

    National Coaching Certificate Course

    • We honed the skills of our coaches in football by engaging them in a five-day National Coaching Certificate Course together with the Negros Oriental Football Association  and the Philippine Football Federation

    Upgraded Sports Facilities

      • saw the completion of the state-of-the-art, P20 million rubberized all-weather track, inside the Governor Mariano Perdices Coliseum Complex and the rehabilitation of the 19-year old wood-court of the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center

      Sports Events Hosted

    • In 2007, we hosted the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) game between the Purefoods TJ Giants and the Talk N Text Phone Pals. The First International 9-Ball Billiard Championship which was held at the newly-built, three-storey Negros Oriental Convention Center took place also in 2007
    • In 2008, we hosted the Visayas Leg of the Philippine Olympic Festival Qualifying Games, where Negros Oriental bested all other delegations. The event also showcased the various sports facilities of the Provincial Government, the latest of which is the newly-built rubberized oval. The activity brought together some 2,000 athletes and officials from all over the Visayas covering Regions 6, 7 and 8.

     

     

    Livelihood and Employment

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    Technology and Livelihood Development Center

    •  trained our people in 30 different modules in livelihood and  we continue to do so. To cope with the changing needs, the TLDC  facilitated new training programs, Galing Masahista, Dressmaking and Barber training.

     


    Microfinance Assistance

    •  We extended microfinance assistance to the successful trainees in order for them to start their own livelihood.

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    Provincial Integrated Skills and Technology Center

    • At the Provincial Integrated Skills and Technology Center (PISTC), we continue the program to train individuals in welding, auto servicing, machining, electrical,   and other specialized skills from scholarship grants from TESDA, the Local Government of Valencia, and ORICA Nitrates, Inc. Our graduates are NC-2 accredited, a requirement for those who seek employment abroad.
    • In almost three years, these two Centers have trained over 3,500 of our people.

     


    Provincial Cooperative Development Council

    • On Cooperatives Development, we continue to support the growth of 134 cooperatives in the Province through the Provincial Cooperative Development Council.

     


    Coopreneurship Surety Fund

    • we joined hands with various sectors and agencies of government in establishing a Coopreneurship Surety Fund (CSF) along with the Central Bank of the Philippines.  The Fund  serves as a surety cover for Medium and Small Enterpreneurs to access to formal sources of financing without a collateral

     

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    Paningkamot Caravan

    • It is an initiative to make the people in the Province, especially the poor, become self-sufficient. The service caravan, dubbed as the “PANINGKAMOT CARAVAN,” will be used as a tool to provide the people with the opportunity to improve their quality of lives independently and for them to be able to finally manage on their own using the different programs and services brought to them
    • The Caravan is patterned after the medical mission concept where various services are brought together in one event. During the Caravan, vital departments of the Provincial Government  visit the different barangays, hold pulong-pulongs, conduct  on-site livelihood trainings, and other essential government services needed by the people in the far reaches of the province
    • The composite team:IPHO, TLDC, PAO, DSWD, PEO, PPDO, ENRD, PVO, PNP, NSO, PNRC, NBI

     


    Food Security

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    NegOrganic Now

    • The Province went into a concerted and sustained effort to create a paradigm shift in the minds of our farmers in the manner of redesigning our agricultural practices. THE PROVINCE WENT ORGANIC. NEGORGANIC NOW was born. Not only did we promote the use of organic fertilizers, but also capacitated the beneficiaries to produce their own fertilizer.  The Provincial Agriculturist’s Office organized several teams of technical personnel to lecture, demonstrate and transfer the technology in making organic fertilizer, Naturally Fermented Solutions (NSF) and organic pesticides to farmers across the province.. In 2008, the program reached 135 barangays all over the Province which are into vermi-composting.  NEGORANIC NOW has caught the attention of the Regional Development  Council so that it is now being adopted as an agricultural strategy in the entire Central Visayas Region.

     

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    Baranggay Agricultural Devt. Centers / Gadcents

    • trained our farmers  how to raise tilapia, fresh water prawns and crayfish through our Barangay Agricultural Development Centers and Government Agricultural Development Centers
    • In  GADCENTs, we trained food processing technology such as sardine making and boneless tilapia.

     

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    Tabo at the PAO

    • produce of the farmers we have trained are now being sold in different markets in their respective localities and at the twice-weekly TABO at the PAO
    • In  2008, the TABO sa PAO initiative, which was started during the time of then Gov. George Arnaiz,  was nominated as  one of the top 18 local government unit initiatives, from over 120 entries, for the 2008 Galing Pook Award  by  the prestigious Galing Pook  Foundation.

     

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    Gatasang Baranggay Program

    • Supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, through the Land ‘O Lakes Foundation
    • added 66 pregnant Holstein cows from New Zealand to the present dairy herd inventory of the province under the care of the Negros Oriental Dairy Farmers Federation
    •  the cooperative set-up the  NEGOR Dairy Processing Plant and has significantly improved the quality and quantity of our dairy products
    •  now marketed as NORIENT Fresh Milk
    •   Part of this went to our Milk Feeding Program of the Provincial Nutrition Council for  under-nourished pre-schoolers.
    • We have been supplying Starbucks Coffee with Fresh Milk

     

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    Livestock dispersal and artificial insemination programs

    • With our intensified livestock dispersal and artificial insemination programs, we have greatly  improved our  production of meat vis a vis consumption, more particularly in livestock where we have a production surplus of 44 per cent.  

     


    Tourism

    Tourism creates jobs and spurs economic activity. In response to the growing travel market and increasing influx of visitors, both foreign and domestic, to Negros Oriental, we continue the development and improvement of our tourism products.

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    Balanan Lake Development Authority

    • What started as an environmental, resettlement, and livelihood project, BalananLake has become a major tourist destination in our Province. 
    • the Balanan Lake Development Authority or BLDA was put in place to provide  livelihood activities for the residents therein  and to set policies and guidelines for the use of  the different facilities around the Lake 
    • The project continues to protect and restore the environment and provide livelihood opportunities and income to the residents of the area.  In a period of two years, the Development Authority has generated  over two million pesos in income which is more than enough to pay for the salaries of the workers there.

                    The mayors of this province, in spite of limited resources, have pursued their own development programs in the area of tourism. We would like to mention a few of them that the province rendered financial assistance to:     

     

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    Mabinay Caves

    • The Mabinay Caves has become operational with tourist and visitor facilities functional. It continues to draw visitors and tourists. It has been featured many times in different TV shows and magazines, both domestic and international.

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    Baslay Twin Hot Streams

    • In Dauin, the development of the Baslay Twin Hot Streams to be a health and wellness tourism destination in the uplands is now underway.  Dipping pools for both children and adults are now operational.

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    Apo Island Marine Park

    • Apo Island off the southern coast of Negros Oriental continues to attract visitors, many of which  make a return visit. For  many years now the Apo Island Marine Park has been ranked as one of  the best Scuba diving spots in the world. We commend the efforts of the LGU of Dauin for actively pursuing the development and protection of our marine and terrestrial resources.

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    Twin Lakes

    • The Twin Lakes of Sibulan, Balinsasayao and Danao continue to be protected and facilities for tourists and visitors are now in place. These facilities will be turned over to the fisherfolks and farmers association under the supervision of the  PAMB (Protected Area Management Board) which has control over the area.

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    Board Walk and Mangrove Park

    • In the City of Tanjay, we have started the development of the Board Walk and Mangrove Park in Brgy. Luka. When completed, it will have leisure and recreational facilities.

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    Mantalip Reef

    • In Mantalip Reef in the Municipality of Bindoy, we are completing the construction of the second visitor’s station which will be linked to the first structure by a concrete bridge.

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    Sidlakan Negros Village

    • established the Sidlakang Negros Village, Showroom and Trade Center,  which would serve as permanent  home to  our products, our rich cultural heritage, arts and crafts,  our tourism attractions  and the Tourism Office of the Province
    • Sidlakang Negros Village, which we inaugurated in 2007, lived up to its purpose. It successfully hosted   events such as the International Dance Festival, the Philippine Ballet Theatre and annual Buglasan and Pinaskuhan Festivals. These events provided income-generating opportunities for our people. 

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    Cultural Tourism

    • The province has the capacity to hold international events, with the right infrastructure in place such as the Negros Oriental Convention Center,  the Lamberto L. Macias Sports and Cultural Center, and the Sidlakang Negros Village,  the National Commission for Culture and the Arts chose us to host the 1st Philippine International Dance Workshop and Festival in 2009, thus bolstering our eminence as a destination for cultural tourism. 
    • We recognize  the relentless efforts of BM Mariant Villegas in this endeavor

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    Peace and Order

    We maintained our coordinative efforts with the various law enforcement agencies to address the problems of lawlessness in our urban areas, insurgency in our hinterlands, and other forms of criminality by sustaining our intelligence network throughout the Province. Despite isolated incidents of armed encounters and high profile criminal cases, the Province of Negros Oriental remained generally peaceful last year, and continued to post the lowest crime rate among the provinces of Region VII.

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    Farmer Field School program

    • Aside from the Office of the Presidential Assistance on the Peace Process (OPAPP) adopting our Farmer Field School program, Negros Oriental also remained one of the centers in the implementation of the peace process, and we have several LGUs identified as priority communities that are receiving projects from the national government.

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    Kalinaw GK housing project in Sitio Kakha

    • Only recently, we formally turned over a number of housing units to the bona fide beneficiaries of the Kalinaw GK housing project in Sitio Kakha, Barangay Talalak, Santa Catalina. As we all know, Kakha was once the stronghold of our brothers and sisters supporting other ideologies.

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    Infrastructure Development

    • In 2007 alone, the Province concreted  12.69 kilometers  and improved 77 kilometers of road totaling  P60.74 Million;  constructed  four bridges with a total length of 181 linear meters amounting to P38.6 Million; installed 59 waterworks project costing P12.9 Million pesos; and established three auction markets in Owacan, Jimalalud; Pacuan, La Libertad;  and Carol-an, Ayungon .
    • The  infrastructure arm of the Provincial Government, the Provincial Engineer’s Office implemented a total of 270 different infrastructure projects amounting to P399.3 Million. These projects include 90 road projects and three  bridges totaling P139.6 Million. We also have 32 waterworks projects amounting to P15.5 million and 90 other structures costing P177.4 million including the on-going construction of the hotel and restaurant beside the Negros Oriental Convention Center. 
    • Our infrastructure development in 2008 was also highlighted with the completion of the  Sidlakang Negros Village Showroom and Trade Center and the new Legislative Building, beside the Provincial Capitol.  The latter provides a permanent home for our Legislature. The new legislative building also houses the individual offices of the three Representatives of Negros Oriental to the lower house and the Office of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Negros Oriental Chapter.


    Social Welfare

    Tourism creates jobs and spurs economic activity. In response to the growing travel market and increasing influx of visitors, both foreign and domestic, to Negros Oriental, we continue the development and improvement of our tourism products.


    Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office

    • Through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, we continued to provide emergency, relief and rehabilitation assistance  and other forms of services to the marginalized sector of our society such as individuals, families and communities in crisis situations, the Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities, Children and Youth.

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    Provincial Child Minding Center

    • Child and youth welfare programs received financial assistance from the Province, UNICEF and the Early Childhood Care and Development in the total amount of P3.45 Million. This was used to fund for the maintenance of our day care centers, the Child-Minding Center,  capability building and skills enhancement training, provision of instructional and educational materials, playground equipment, and the like.   

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    Provincial Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Person

    • Another social concern which we helped to address in line with our efforts to advance the rights of our children is our advocacy against  trafficking in persons.  Through the Provincial Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Person, we continue to  assist in the prosecution of cases involving child pornography, cybersex and other similar violations.  We expanded our campaign by involving the members of the media in this advocacy. 

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    Two 8-hr workshifts

    • Through sound financial management, we maximized lean resources by continuing the implementation the two 8-hr workshifts. Employees and officials continue to report to their workstations in two different time schedules, thus, extending service hours   to our people from the usual eight to ten.

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    iTAX

    • Two years ago, the German Technical Cooperation Agency, GTZ,  introduced the Integrated Taxation System or iTAX, and piloted in ten LGUs. As of today, iTAX, which aims to improve the tax collection efficiency of our LGUs, is now  operational in all but two of our 25 LGUs.
    • hosted the first International Conference on Local Government Financing dubbed as the iTAX International Conference


    Fund Management Information System

    • the European Commission, which is funding the Rationalization Plan for Health  has  approved  the enhancement of our Fund Management Information System (FMIS) on the aspect of Project and Document Tracking, Procurement/Inventory and Hospital Financial System


    Internal Revenue Allotment exceeded the previous year’s collection by 21%

    • Transparency in government transactions has always been a policy of this Administration.  The strict observance by our  Accounting Office of the mechanics of fund management resulted in savings from past appropriations.
    • The Province’s collection from local resources and net share from Internal Revenue Allotment exceeded the previous year’s collection by 21%.


    Able to grant benefits plus an extra bonus

    • Because of sound budget management, we were able to grant all officials and employees all the benefits due them during the year plus an extra bonus.


    Research and Development

    Tourism creates jobs and spurs economic activity. In response to the growing travel market and increasing influx of visitors, both foreign and domestic, to Negros Oriental, we continue the development and improvement of our tourism products.

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    Soils Laboratory

    • As we go organic, the Soils Laboratory at the Provincial Agriculturist’s   Office compound is an essential component in helping our technologists determine the exact amount of elements present in the organic fertilizer produced by our farmers.

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    Greenhouse Technology

    • We have adopted  the use  of greenhouse technology as an organic protective culture method for the production of high valued-vegetables and commercial crops like lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower, among others.
    • On the other hand, while we are training our farmers how to produce organic fertilizer, we have also conducted trials on  the use of different volumes of organic fertilizer  in crop production like rice, corn, ginger, and others.


    Rapid composting

    • We have promoted the technology on rapid composting using indigenous micro-organism, trichoderma and compost fungus activator to hasten decomposition of substrate for organic fertilizer production.  This is a parallel experimentation on   organic fertilizer production without using earthworms. 

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    Gadcent Upland Fisheries

    • We have  introduced in the GADCENT Upland Fishery Project, other species of fresh water prawns, cray fish, pangasius (originally from the Mekong River in Vietnam) and sea bass to enhance the productivity of our upland fishery project.  Thus far, we have seen good results and have started to disperse crayfish fingerlings.
    • Moreover, we have experimented on the production of organic feeds for our upland fishery project  using local raw materials like ipil-ipil and malunggay leaves, cassava, corn bran ,  and kuhol  to minimize the use of commercial feeds and reduce production costs.

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    Watershed Management/Integrated Social Forestry Watershed Management/Integrated Social Forestry
    Community-based Coastal Resources Management Community-based Coastal Resources Management
    Solid and Liquid Waste Management Solid and Liquid Waste Management
    Mineral Resources Utilization and Management Mineral Resources Utilization and Management
    Integrated Water Resources Management Integrated Water Resources Management
    Provincial Advisory Council on Climate Change Provincial Advisory Council on Climate Change
    Search And Rescue NegOr Search And Rescue NegOr
    Population Management Population Management
    Balanan Balanan
    Increased Budget to NOPH and District Hospitals Increased Budget to NOPH and District Hospitals
    Hired Contractual Health Workers as a solution to the Personnel Cap Hired Contractual Health Workers as a solution to the Personnel Cap
    Scholars at the Sillliman University College of Medicine Scholars at the Sillliman University College of Medicine
    BEMOC BEMOC
    Computer Based Hospital Information System Computer Based Hospital Information System
    Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and hopefully Surgery Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and hopefully Surgery
    Hospital Modernization Program Hospital Modernization Program
    PHINO PHINO
    Community Primary Hospitals Community Primary Hospitals
    Essential Health Care Package Essential Health Care Package
    Education 104 Education 104
    Educator-Co-Mentor strategy Educator-Co-Mentor strategy
    Scholarship Programs Scholarship Programs
    Gulayan at Palaisdaan Alay Sa Kabataan Gulayan at Palaisdaan Alay Sa Kabataan
    NOSDEP NOSDEP
    Sports Events Hosted Sports Events Hosted
    Technology and Livelihood Development Center Technology and Livelihood Development Center
    Microfinance Assistance Microfinance Assistance
    Provincial Integrated Skills and Technology Center Provincial Integrated Skills and Technology Center
    Provincial Cooperative Development Council Provincial Cooperative Development Council
    Coopreneurship Surety Fund Coopreneurship Surety Fund
    Paningkamot Caravan Paningkamot Caravan
    NegOrganic Now NegOrganic Now
    Baranggay Agricultural Devt. Centers / Gadcents Baranggay Agricultural Devt. Centers / Gadcents
    Tabo at the PAO Tabo at the PAO
    Gatasang Baranggay Program Gatasang Baranggay Program
    Livestock dispersal and artificial insemination programs Livestock dispersal and artificial insemination programs
    Balanan Lake Development Authority Balanan Lake Development Authority
    Mabinay Caves Mabinay Caves
    Baslay Twin Hot Streams Baslay Twin Hot Streams
    Apo Island Marine Park Apo Island Marine Park
    Twin Lakes Twin Lakes
    Board Walk and Mangrove Park Board Walk and Mangrove Park
    Mantalip Reef Mantalip Reef
    Sidlakan Negros Village Sidlakan Negros Village
    Cultural Tourism Cultural Tourism
    Peace and Order Peace and Order
    Farmer Field School program Farmer Field School program
    Kalinaw GK housing project in Sitio Kakha Kalinaw GK housing project in Sitio Kakha
    Infrastructure Development Infrastructure Development
    Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office
    Provincial Child Minding Center Provincial Child Minding Center
    Provincial Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Person Provincial Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Person
    Two 8-hr workshifts Two 8-hr workshifts
    iTAX iTAX
    Fund Management Information System Fund Management Information System
    Internal Revenue Allotment exceeded the previous years collection by 21% Internal Revenue Allotment exceeded the previous years collection by 21%
    Able to grant benefits plus an extra bonus Able to grant benefits plus an extra bonus
    Soils Laboratory Soils Laboratory
    Greenhouse Technology Greenhouse Technology
    Rapid composting Rapid composting
    Gadcent Upland Fisheries Gadcent Upland Fisheries
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