Items filtered by date: Thursday, 01 June 2017

Definitely, they are Gumaca's Pride.  It takes a lot of hard work and physical and mental conditioning especially in a contact sport like Wushu.  Their journey began in the municipal level to provincial and regional before climbing up the national games.  Thus, being in the Palarong Pambansa is neither no mean feat nor a streak of luck. 

Last April, before they leave for Antique, Mark Ervin Chong and Roi Fuenzalida, gave Mayor Erwin and Vice Mayor Elchor courtesy visits in their respective offices.  Aside from prayers and wishes of good luck, they were promised of financial support in their quest for fame and glory.  And so today (May 22) right after our Flag Ceremony, Mark Ervin and Roi who came with their coach Sir Ramir, finally got their checks handed by Vice Mayor Elchor.  Posterity shots were taken at the Office of the Mayor and at SB Session Hall to make the day truly memorable.

Just before summer ends, it has become LGU Gumaca’s tradition to conduct Operation Tuli for the youths of today in their passage of rites towards manhood.  And so as early as 6:00 in the morning, young boys together with their parents trooped the municipal hall to avail of the libreng tuli.  Vice Mayor Elchor, himself a medical doctor, together with doctors from MCU College of Medicine (his  Alma Mater), 201st IB, 21D PA, 85th IB, Reserve Officers Legion, Philippine Academy of Physicians-Quezon and our MHO Dr. Tetet Soriano took turns in the operation which at the end of the day numbered to about 175.  MHO nurses and midwives and the Vice Mayor staff provided other needed assistance.

In partnership with the MFPTA, a dental mission was likewise conducted with dentists also commissioned by VM Doc Elchor.

Mayor Erwin, seeing the boys untidy with their long hairs, instantly called on Brgy. Captain Alvin Rico and 2 other barbers to offer free haircut while clients wait for their turn in the operating table.  Even municipal employees were also able to avail of the free haircut.

Last March just before the school year ended, the GNHS PTA BOD spearheaded the conduct of the Live Pure Forum to create awareness among our young students the value of chastity and to be responsible of their actions.

Today (May 24), it is the parents' turn to be given the same seminar where they will also learn about how to help their children cope up with the changes happening in their young lives. 

Vice Mayor Elchor Caralian lauded this particular effort of the school and its PTA BOD, he being the prime author of the Parental Code Ordinance.

Last May 30-31, DSWD’s Kalahi CIDSS conducted the Inter-Barangay Forum and Criteria Workshop Setting.  This was participated by all the 59 barangays of Gumaca including their barangay captains and volunteers.  This is done help the barangays set their criteria to rank their proposed projects which will be funded through Kalahi.

MIAC members mostly department heads of the LGU joined in the workshop to help the barangays determine the criteria.  MPDC, MAO, MSWDO, MENRO and MHO each presented their PPAs so the barangays would know the priority projects to avoid duplication from each of their project proposals.

Mayor Erwin Caralian himself opened the program to show his support to the project and likewise detailed LGUs 20% development fund to complement subprojects that will come out from this particular exercise.

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