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Gumaca Day in SM Lucena

  • Sunday, 07 May 2017
Every year, the Local Government Unit of Gumaca through Mayor Erwin Caralian and Vice Mayor Elchor Caralian partners with SM Lucena for the conduct of a week-long Gumaca Day.  Timed usually during the first week of May primarily to promote Araña’t Baluarte Festival which happens this year starting on May 11 to 15.  Aside from this, Gumaqueños get to be treated with discounts and freebies with an equivalent amount of purchase.
The Local Government Unit of Gumaca headed by Mayor Erwin Caralian and Vice Mayor Elchor Caralian through its Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (MDRRMO) spearheaded the conduct of the 4-day High Angle Rescue Training.  Facilitated by trainers from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (PDRRMO), Kalasag Gumaca ERT together with participants from the LGU, BFP, 85th IB, Kabalikat & GNHS were exposed to the rudiments of high angle rescue operations which included basic rope techniques, victim maneuvering, lifting, and rappelling, among others.  This is the first of a series of capability trainings to prepare and equip local responders of various forms of rescue.

Today, April 19, 2017, Mayor Erwin Caralian is attending DSWD’s KC-NDDP Quarterly LGU Conference and Mayor’s Forum .  Several Municipal Mayors from the different municipalities of Quezon are made to report accomplishments of previous Kalahi projects and their plans for this year implementation of Kalahi projects with Gumaca a recipient of the Tier-2 project implementation.

This Kalahi projects are indeed a big help to our barangays because these entail additional fund support to accomplish their priority projects like water systems, concreting of farm-to-market-roads, construction of health centers, community centers, artificial reefs, spillway among others.  More importantly, the communities are empowered because it is in their respective barangays that planning, procurement, implementation, monitoring and maintenance originate and participated by barangay volunteers.

Kalahi CIDSS is a poverty alleviation program of our national government particularly the Department of Social Welfare and Development.  Expectedly, DSWD ARDO Annie Mendoza with DRPM Loida Abela are the lead convenors of the gathering where our PSWDO Sonia Leyson and DILG’s Myrna Rocafor and Noemi Pelaez are also present.

Maybank Meeting

  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017

This morning, April 19, 2017, just before Mayor Erwin Caralian proceeded to the Mayor's Forum 2017 for  Kalahi-CIDSS Project, a visit was made to Maybank in Bonifacio Global Center to follow-up on our LGU’s offer to buy a property situated in Purok Standard, Brgy. Rosario.  This lot, now owned by Maybank, is planned to be distributed to those who are already residing in the said property which they can repay to the LGU at a lesser cost and longer term.

The result of the visit cum meeting ended with positive results as the documents needed for the purchase of said lot has now started between LGU Gumaca and Maybank.  God-willing, those residents in the area can now have a lot they can call their own. 

This is an effort made to boost LGU Gumaca’s socialized housing program and resettlement of informal settlers in our beloved town.

February is Feb-ibig month with today - the 14th as Valentine’s Day.  In Gumaca, Mayor Erwin Caralian has made it a tradition to hold the Kasalang Bayan not only to celebrate the love month but more importantly to solemnize the wedding hassle-free of couples who want to tie the knots and especially of those who have been living together without the sanctity of marriage.  All they have to do is just submit their applications and make themselves available on the wedding date, nothing more, nothing less! 

Through the collaboration of the Mayor’s Office and the Civil Registrar’s Office, preparations began as early as January from the gathering of CENOMAR to the minutest details of the reception – the venue, the wedding cake, the red wine, the doves, the foods and the ceremony itself ensuring that the day will become a memory to last a lifetime.  Wedding hosts and singers are likewise taken cared of to make it a complete wedding package.

And so this year, 42 pairs of them, take their vows as husbands and wives in the presence of our Mayor and their sponsors and promise to each other in the name of our dear Lord God to love another for all eternity.  Yes, today starts their journey to forever!

In his message, Mayor Erwin emphasized the importance of faith by which every marriage should be anchored and that every household must have a Bible with the heads of every family sharing the beautiful words written in it and allot Sundays as worship days.

Mayor Erwin Meets DOTr

  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Last April 18, 2017, our indefatigable Mayor Erwin Caralian went to the Department of Transportation for a meeting with its Director - Eduardo J. Mangalili.  This is regarding the Construction of Causeway Head and Additional Pier at Villabota Port.   With the improvement of the existing port, more sea vessels transporting goods and people can be accommodated.  Also present in the meeting is DOTr Area Project Engineer Juan Apolinar. 

This is yet another project of Mayor Caralian partnering with national government agencies to ensure seamless delivery of basic services this time for our sea travelers and traders.

Mobile Registration

  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Vice Mayor Dr. Elchor Caralian and MCR Miriam Enero Ombria thank the Philippine Statistics Authority for bringing to Gumaca their mobile registration. To our fellow Gumaqueños, now is the time for you to conveniently avail of their services (birth, marriage, death, CENOMAR) without having to go to Lucena.

This is another public service offered by LGU Gumaca headed by Mayor Erwin Caralian for the constituency.

Mayor's Cup 2017

  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Yesterday, April 18, the summer season comes in full circle with the opening of the Mayor’s Cup, an annual sportsfest held to scout star athletes and harness their potentials to represent Gumaca in future competitions. Among the events included are: basketball, volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis, taekwondo, chess, badminton, football among others.

Vice Mayor Dr. Elchor Caralian, himself a self-confessed basketball enthusiast like our Mayor Erwin Caralian, led the opening ceremony and in his message reiterated discipline to be very important in becoming a true sportsman. The Vice Mayor also committed LGUs support to sports development by allotting funds to its various programs including conduct of trainings in different fields. He also mentioned the two Wushu players from GNHS Mark Irvin Chong and Roi Fuenzalida now about to compete in Palarong Pambansa to serve as inspiration to our youth to strive harder. At the same, VM Doc Elchor reminded students that excelling in sports should never be an excuse not to do well in their academics because scholarships can only be attained with balance.

Vice Mayor Elchor also expressed his appreciation to Municipal Sports Council members SFO4 Ruel Caparros and Jayvee Villapando for extending their assistance to our Sports Coordinators Arne Armando & Mark Principe to make this league a success.

Games happens everyday with the Municipal Gymnasium as the main venue

Senate Committee Hearing

  • Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Yesterday, April 17, Mayor Erwin Caralian attended the Senate committee hearing on House Bill #4582 – An Act Establishing a Multi-Species Marine Hatchery in Gumaca.  This bill was sponsored once again through the pioneering efforts of our Congresswoman Dr. Helen Tan.

This is also part of the Senate Joint Committee Hearing on Agriculture & Food and Budget chaired by Hon. Senator Cynthia Villar.  Present also in the said committee hearing are Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol and BFAR officials.  With our Mayor in this hearing are Mayors from three 4th district municipalities of Quezon namely Hon. Ma. Caridad Clacio of Quezon, Hon. Rachel Ubana of Lopez and Hon. Rustico Mendoza of Atimonan.

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