Babag students explore space science

Text by Audrey R. Masbang
Photos by Jessema G. Ong

A space science roadshow was held at Babag National High School recently.

Students listen to one of the talks during the space science roadshow held recently at Babag National High School.
Students listen to one of the talks during the space science roadshow held recently at Babag National High School.

Students were treated to space exploration talks, science exhibits, film showing, planetarium visits, rocket launching simulation, and much, much more.

The roadshow was made possible with the help of the Science Association of Outstanding Young Disciples (SAYOD) in cooperation with the NC Educational Resources and Interactive Event Services (NCERIES).
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Oponganons must inculcate culture of hospitality: mayor

By Marielle Shayne Palaubsanon

In promoting Lapu-Lapu City’s beautiful resorts, five-star hotels, and famous white sand and sea, it has created its own brand that differentiates it from other areas.

This brand will serve to identify Oponganons and highlight the illustrious past of their city.

Fiesta Kick-off Nite
City Hall employees provide entertainment during the Lapu-Lapu City Fiesta Kick-off Nite. (Photo by Ariel Berdon)

Lapu-Lapu City’s Fiesta Kick-Off Nite was a blast. Department heads, government workers, and guests enjoyed themselves at the party held on October 3, 2014 at the Lapu-Lapu City Auditorium.

As the City launched its campaign to promote Lapu-Lapu as a world-class destination, City Hall employees wore their official uniforms with four colors which symbolize the colourful and wonderful perspectives of Oponganons.
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City Palaro: Training ground for Oponganons

By Marielle Shayne Palaubsanon

As Lapu-Lapu City promotes its brand as the Historic Resort City and establishes a name in sports tourism, Mayor Paz Radaza also strengthens the sports program for young Oponganons.
City Palaro
Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza opened the City Palaro yesterday, October 10, 2014, at the Mactan Air Base Grand Stand.

The City Palaro is an annual sports competition for Oponganon students from public and private schools in Lapu-Lapu City.
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New city brand comes with world-class services: mayor

(This speech was delivered by Mayor Paz C. Radaza during the kick-off nite for the fiesta celebration last October 3 at the Lapu-Lapu City Auditorium.)

Good evening!

Lapu-Lapu City Fiesta Kick-off Nite
Lapu-Lapu City Fiesta Kick-off Nite

This year, our city has embarked on a new milestone. We have ventured into a new brand that will differentiate us from other cities. A brand that will identify who we are, highlight our illustrious past, and promote our beautiful resorts, five-star hotels, and famous white sand and sea.

Last July, we witnessed the official launching of our brand, Lapu-Lapu: The Historic Resort City. Daghan kaninyo dinhi nirampa sa Hoops Dome mura ug mga runway models sul-ob ang nagkalain-lain nga kolor sa atong bag-o nga uniform.

We officially launched the new uniforms of our City Hall employees.
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Babag high school holds Ginoong, Binibining Kalikasan 2014

As part of the culmination of Science Month, the Babag National High School has organized a pageant entitled “Ginoong at Binibining Kalikasan.” The activity aims to develop the confidence of students and make them aware of the importance of using recycled materials in promoting style and beauty.

Pageant contestants were asked to show creativity by utilizing recycled materials for their attire.

( L-R) Aga Memnum Cabiso, Ginoong Kalikasan 2014; Mr. Rodolfo V. Arcas, Assistant to the Principal; Lyka Tampus, Binibining Kalikasan 2014; Ms. Ma. Margarita Agot Bascon, one of the panel of judges; and Mrs. Fe Gultiano, school principal. (Contributed photo)
( L-R) Aga Memnum Cabiso, Ginoong Kalikasan 2014; Mr. Rodolfo V. Arcas, Assistant to the Principal; Laika Tampus, Binibining Kalikasan 2014; Ms. Ma. Margarita Agot Bascon, one of the panel of judges; and Mrs. Fe Gultiano, school principal. (Contributed photo)

Candidates from the different year levels vied for the following titles: Ginoong at Binibining Lupa, Ginoong at Binibining Hangin, Ginoong at Binibining Apoy, Ginoong at Binibining Tubig at Ginoong at Binibining Kalikasan. Continue reading…

Babag students, teachers join coastal clean-up

As the Philippines marked the celebration of the International Coastal Clean-up Day on the third Saturday of September, students of the Babag National High School contributed in their own small ways.

The school, which has been an active participant of the annual activity, took part in rehabilitating the coastal areas of Barangay Babag.

Students and teachers began cleaning the Mother of Perpetual Help Parish around 5:30 a.m. and ended at Takan Bridge in Babag II.
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Massive vaccination aims to rid city of rabies by 2016

Do you know how dangerous rabies is? Have your dogs vaccinated before it’s too late.

For the period April 29 to September 25, 2014, over 7,500 dogs were registered and given free anti-rabies vaccines, said Lapu-Lapu City Veterinarian Janice Togonon.

Free vaccination was implemented in the 30 barangays of Lapu-Lapu City, including 19 in the mainland and 11 in the coastal areas.

Dr. Togonon said that they are targeting the vaccination of all dogs in each barangay. A team from her office stays two days in every barangay to conduct vaccination.  Of the 11,118 dogs, 75 percent were given the vaccine plus other services offered by the City Veterinarian’s Office. Continue reading…

Anti-rabies campaign covered six areas in September

In line with its thrust to control and eradicate rabies, the Lapu-Lapu City Government conducted a massive vaccination campaign in several barangays during the month of September.

City conducts free vaccination for dogs in several barangays.
City conducts free vaccination for dogs in several barangays.

The goal is to vaccinate all dogs in the subject barangays as a way of making the city rabies-free by 2016.

For September, the free vaccination campaign covered Barangays Ibo, Punta Engaño, Buaya, Suba-Basbas, Gun-ob, and Caohagan Island.

Yearly coastal clean-up aims to preserve tourist spots

(The following is a speech delivered by Mayor Paz C. Radaza at the Liberty Shrine in Lapu-Lapu City during the International Coastal Clean-up Day on September 20, 2014.)

Maayong pagpanglimpyo karong buntaga kanatong tanan!

Students joined other sectors in helping clean Lapu-Lapu City's shores  and seas during the  International Coastal Clean-up Day.
Students joined other sectors in helping clean Lapu-Lapu City’s shores and seas during the International Coastal Clean-up Day.

Karong buntaga nagtigom na usab kita para sa atong tinuig nga coastal clean-up. Nagkita napud kita ninyo ug balik tuig na ang nilabay alang niining maayong tinguha alang sa atong kalikopan.

Alang sa kasayuran sa tanan, the National International Coastal Clean-up Day was adopted by Lapu-Lapu City in 2006 through a resolution as an official activity in partnership with the private sector, for the protection, conservation and rehabilitation of its coastal environment.
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Babag high school picks new ecotourism cops

Selected students from the Babag National High School (BNHS) act as environment warriors, helping maintain, protect, and preserve the natural resources in their campus and village.
Every year, the student body elects those who will become members of the School Ecotourism Police.

For school year 2014-2015, these are Rhesty Puray, Thrisha Anito, Rhea Shene Laluna, Serah Dumdum, Josette Gaviola, Ilona Albo, Louie Ariadne Sanchez, Flordeleza Monterde, Doanne Kristett Manhilot, and Elijah Rabe.

(L-R) Rhesty Puray, Thrisha Anito, Rhea Shene Laluna, Serah Dumdum, Josette Gaviola, Ilona Albo, Louie Ariadne Sanchez, Flordeleza Monterde, Doanne Kristett Manhilot, and Elijah Rabe
(L-R) Rhesty Puray, Thrisha Anito, Rhea Shene Laluna, Serah Dumdum, Josette Gaviola, Ilona Albo, Louie Ariadne Sanchez, Flordeleza Monterde, Doanne Kristett Manhilot, and Elijah Rabe

The move is part of BNHS’s thrust to ensure that students observe proper garbage proposal within the school and in their respective communities.
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