Mayor urges women to unite against violence

Mayor Paz C. Radaza urged women to always stand up for their rights and protect their children from violence and abuse.

She said in her speech during the Leadership Training and Violence Against Women and their Children seminar at Days Hotel that women should unite in the fight against violence and abuse.

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Mayor Paz C. Radaza speaks during the Leadership Training and Violence Against Women and Their Children seminar.

“Let us always be vigilant of our rights as women, let us always be vigilant of the rights of our children,” she added.

According to the mayor, her administration has always been and will always be pro women and pro children.

Lapu-Lapu gets award for high income growth

Lapu-Lapu City was recognized recently for having the highest growth of locally-sourced income among 16 cities in Central Visayas based on 2013 and 2014 collections.

Mayor Paz C. Radaza received a plaque of recognition from the Bureau of Local Government Finance during a conference in Dumaguete City a few days ago.

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Mayor Paz C. Radaza displays the plaque of recognition given by the Bureau of Local Government Finance.

The City was able to grow its revenue collection to around 21 percent last year from 7.5 percent in 2013, added the mayor.
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Velarde wins silver medal, earns 1st title in Asian chess competition

Asian Chess U9 Category silver medalist Jerish John Velarde received his first professional international title as “Candidate Master (CM)” at the Asian Schools Chess Championship 2015.
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This is the highest title given to a chess master who is under 12 years old.

Velarde scored seven wins in nine games to win the silver medal in the 11th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2015 held at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He represented the Lapu-Lapu City Central School in the competition.

Team Philippines came out as the overall champion of the chess competition held from May 30-June 18, 2015.

Lapu-Lapu finishes school building for public college

Work on the new Lapu-Lapu City College building was completed just in time for the opening of classes last June.

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The newly finished building for the Lapu-Lapu City College.

The project, started during the term of former Representative Arturo “Boy” Radaza, was completed by Mayor Paz C. Radaza.

The City Government allocated P14 million for the construction of the college.

Chess whiz Velarde ranks 11th in Thailand tournament

Chess wizard Jerish John D. Velarde scored four wins, four draws, and one loss to place 10th runner-up in the Boys Under 9 Category of the FIDE World Schools Chess Championships 2015.

Jerish John Velarde  of Lapu-Lapu City competes in the ongoing 11th  Asian Schools Chess Championship.
Jerish John Velarde of Lapu-Lapu City competes in the ongoing 11th Asian Schools Chess Championship.

The 8-year-old represented the Lapu-Lapu City Central Elementary School in the chess competition held in Pattaya, Thailand last May 6-15.

In the 11th Asian Schools Chess Championship in Singapore, ongoing up to June 8, 2015, Velarde was reported to have won the second game against India.

Velarde’s final score in the World Schools Chess Championships in Thailand was six out of nine points, making him the 11th best of his category in the world. He reportedly tied scores with eighth and ninth runner-ups CM Nikhil Magizhnan and CM Mendonca Leon Luke of India.

He was initially ranked 56the out of 61 players when the tournament began but rose to Rank 11 when it ended.

Pajo holds first ever beauty pageant

Candidates of the first ever Miss Barangay Pajo paid a courtesy visit on Mayor Paz C. Radaza at the Lapu-Lapu City Hall.

They were accompanied by Pajo barangay chief Junard “Ahong” Chan.

Candidates of first ever Miss Barangay Pajo pay a courtesy call on Mayor Paz C. Radaza. With them is Pajo Barangay chief Junard "Ahong" Chan.
Candidates of first ever Miss Barangay Pajo pay a courtesy call on Mayor Paz C. Radaza. With them is Pajo Barangay chief Junard “Ahong” Chan.

Competing in the Miss Pajo pageant are 11 lovely candidates who are residents of the barangay.

The competition will be held on May 30, 2015, 7:30 pm, at the Barangay Pajo covered court.

Click here to vote for your favorite candidate.

The event is one of the highlights of barangay’s first fiesta celebration in honor of it patron St. Joseph the Worker.

Barangay Bankal roads now concreted

Concreting work on some road stretches and the construction of a multi-purpose hall in Barangay Bankal were finished just recently.

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A poster shows the newly finished roads and barangay hall of Bankal.

The initiatives are a project of Mayor Paz C. Radaza in line with her plan to beautify the main roads in the different barangays of Lapu-Lapu City.

Since the city now has become a haven for tourists who flock to its many destinations, the mayor wants to ensure that the journey is hassle-free for them.

Another goal is to provide convenience to Lapu-Lapu residents and other commuters who use the roads on a regular basis.

Canjulao holds bike contest during fiesta celebration

Barangay Canjulao in Lapu-Lapu City held a biking competition as one of the activities of its fiesta celebration.

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Participants of the Canjulao bike competition aim for first place.

The bike fest was made possible through the initiative of Canjulao barangay chief Nestor Paypa and his councilors with the support of Mr. and Mrs Garry and Beth Omolon.

The winners in the veterans’ category were: Hylin Bardaje (first), Navarro (second), and Richard Patalingjug (third).

Group A category has the following placers: Jenery Simbajon (first), Marchel Barsenal (second), and Lyndon Caraquel (third).

On the other hand, the winners for Group B are: Harry Mayor (first), Adones Baguio (second), and Alwen Alconero (third).

Cash prizes range from P1,500 to P500 for the first to third placers.

“I SWIM TO BUILD CLASSROOMS”

8th Olango Challenge

We are inviting you to the 8th Olango Challenge on May 23, 2015 (Saturday) from 10 am to 4 pm at the Pacific Cebu Resort, Lapu-Lapu City.

This event is organize by the Philippine Business for Social Progress ?(PBSP) in partnership with the Philippine Swimming, Inc. (PSI).

The Olango Challenge is the country’s first open-water swimming competition organized to raised funds for development projects on Olango Island, promote open-water swimming as a sport in the country and raise awareness on the magnitude of driwning in the country.

In previous years, 751 swimmers participated in the competitive and fun categories of the event and raised more than Php5million for the construction of eight classrooms in Olango Island.

This year, the event aims to raise enough funds from sponsorship to support the event’s cause.

Swimmers must be 14 years old to join the race.

Participants who are not members of any swim club must present a medical certificate as part of their registration to ensure that they are physically fit to join the swim.

To register, interested participants of the Olango Challenge have to pay Php 1, 000 for the COMPETITIVE CATEGORY and Php 2,500 for the FUN SWIM.

Swimmers who will change their category on the date of the swim will have to pay a fee of Php500.

Swimmers of the 8th Olango Challenge have to swim through six turning points to complete one loop. The race course has a total distance of 2 kilometers.

Swimmers in the 6k category have to swim the loop three times to complete their course.

Deadline of registration is on May 15.

Start of Race: The swim will begin at 10:00A.M. Participants are required to be at the resort by 8:00 AM for the registration and briefing. Awarding of prizes to the winners follows at 2PM.

Assembly: Registered swimmers may proceed to the pick-up point at Osmena Boulevard corner R.Landon Extension, beside Abellana National School. Assembly is at 5:30 AM. The bus leaves promptly at 6AM.

Interested applicants may sign up through olangochallenge@pbsp.org.ph or https://www.facebook.com/olangochallenge

For more information, swimmers may also contact Mario Marababol at 09176218075 or Benjie Chiu at (032) 232-5283.

Concreting work on Mantawe-Poblacion road ongoing

The City Government is undertaking repairs on the road stretch from Mantawe to Poblacion.

Traffic is expected to be heavy at this road stretch, and motorists are advised to look for alternative routes.

Among the projects of Mayor Paz C. Radaza this year is the widening and concreting of roads.

The City Government is undertaking repairs on the road stretch from Mantawe to Poblacion.
The City Government is undertaking repairs on the road stretch from Mantawe to Poblacion.