NEWS AND UPDATES
Post Typhoon Announcement2013-11-20
PESO: Attention College Graduates 19-26 years old2013-11-04
The PHIL-NIPPPON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (PNTC). in coordination with the PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICE will conduct a program orientation and qualifying examination at 8:00am on November 12, 2013 at the AUDIO-VISUAL ROOM, ROMBLON STATE UNIVERSITY (Odiongan, Romblon). Successful examinees will be interviewed the next day, November 13, 2013.
COME and QUALIFY for the JAPANESE LANGUAGE and TECHNICAL SKILLS TRAINING.
You could be the next PNTC GRADUATE (Study Now Pay Later Program) to AVAIL of valuable internship in JAPAN.
For inquiries contact: Ms. Alice C. Fetalvero
Provincial PESO Manager, Office of the Governor
Odiongan, Romblon - 09998890816
Job Opening for Male Production Operator(for pre-fabricated houses)
18-30 years old/single * At least 5'4" * At least High School Graduate
Documents: Diploma/HS Card/Transcript of Records
NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
For Inquiry: Ms. Alice C. Fetalvero
Provincial PESO Manager, Office of the Governor
Odiongan, Romblon - 09998890816
Romblon elected officials take oath2013-07-02
The Team PNoy coalition, composed of the Nacionalista Party (NP) and the Liberal Party (LP), won a landslide victory in the May elections.
Lawyer Eleandro Jesus Madrona, an NP stalwart, was re-elected congressman for his last term in the House of Representatives. He garnered over 75 percent of votes cast and beat former governor Natalio Beltran III of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
Sworn into office by Gov. Eduardo Firmalo, Madrona pledged to continue his service for the barangays, the youth and the poor.
"For the first time in the history of the province, there is neither majority nor minority nor opposition in the province. We will work as a team, as we promised our people. We are committed to work for our development and to fully serve our constituents," he said.
Firmalo, of the LP, was also re-elected, garnering over 75 percent of the total votes cast against UNA's Bernie Fondevilla. The governor took his oath before Madrona.
"In just three years, our province reached financial and economic stability, promoted transparency and good governance receiving praises and awards at the regional and national levels. We are one team from congress down to our barangays, we shall continue to go forward through agricultural development, food security and eco-tourism - all these toward sustainable development," he said.
Sworn into office by Judge Edwin Buffe, businessman Jose Riano of the LP was proclaimed vice governor after he trounced his predecessor, Manuel Madrid of the NP, and independent candidate Jose Cesar Cabrera.
"I am not actually the victorious one because you, as a people, won for the future of the province of Romblon for the success of the coalition is the success of Romblomanons," said Riano in his inaugural speech.
The members of the provincial board - Samuel Romero, Anthony Rugas, Abner Perez, Nelson Lim, Felix Ylagan, Juliet Fiel, Venizar Maravilla and Andrew Fondevilla - also took their oath.
Guest Post: Giant Clam Restocking2012-09-28
Giant clams are the largest bivalve mollusks, hermaphroditic (both male and female reproductive organs), filter feed, and have symbiotic organisms living in its mantle, zooxanthellae. There are 8 species of giant clams (7 of which are found in the Philippines). Threats include natural predation, poaching, siltation, wave action, bleaching, and irresponsible actions of humans.
SIKAT Inc. has taken action to address these threats by working with the Romblon Municipal Department of Agriculture and local fisherfolk. Together they protect giant clam populations in the waters surrounding Romblon Island under Philippine Republic Act 9147 "As an Act Providing for the Conservation and Protection of Wildlife Resources and their Habitats, Appropriating Funds therefore and for other Purposes".
Local divers working with SIKAT participate by collecting giant clams from outside the marine sanctuaries and centralizing them in one location so they can be better monitored by the Bantay Dagat (Community-based Coastal Law Enforcement Team). This also increases the likelihood that the clams will reproduce, since they are being restocked closer together. Each clam is tagged and the growth is monitored regularly.A giant clam found in the coastal waters of Ginablan outside of the established sanctuaryVolunteer divers with SIKAT Inc. collect giant clams to be measured, tagged, and placed inside the marine sanctuary to be protected and monitoredGiant clams are measured and tagged under the water if they are attached to the substrate to prevent stress and harm to the giant clamsIf giant clams are able to be brought to the surface, the community helps measure and tag the giant clams before restocking them into the sanctuaryThe breeding cycle area depends on the number of giant clams. Four giant clams are placed in sandy or silty substrate at five meter intervals along a transect line. They are organized by species, and within each species, the sperm and eggs should come from different clams to promote high genetic diversity
State of Local Governance Performance2012-08-16
"Highlighted in this report is your LGU's performance in four (4) areas of governance: (1) Administrative Governance, (2) Social Governance, (3) Economic Governance, and (4) Environmental Governance. A special report is included to determine how the fundamentals of good governance such as Participation, Transparency, and Financial Accountability are valued in the LGU. It is to note that the LGU's performance was assessed based on the responses of the LGU's Team to the questions provided into the LGPMS database. A Performance Scale is used to identify areas with excellent performance and areas for improvement. A perfect scale of 5 denotes excellent performance while performance scales of 1-4 indicate areas for improvement. Although scales of 3 and 4 are relatively high, there are areas which can still be improved on. All these are explained in detail as you read the entire report."
Click on the links below to download the corresponding report (PDF format):
Q1-Q2 2012 Receipts and Expenditures2012-08-15
Award of Commendation2012-08-08
Romblon AVP and Music Video2012-07-30
Here is an audio-video presentation about romblon province. And also a music video of Sulong Romblon, composed by Dan Fabella, conducted by Marc Famini, and performed by the Romblon Capitol Chorale.
Full Disclosure of Reports2012-07-12
Romblon Province's full disclosure of reports posted to DILG MIMAROPA website. Click on the links below to download the corresponding PDF file:ADF:Appropriations, Allotments, and Obligations as of June 30, 2012Fund Utilization Report as of June 30, 2012Items to Bid (1st and 2nd Quarter 2012)
UPDATED: Invitation to Bid2012-07-11
Active Bidding Invitations for June 30 to July 30. Click on the links below to download the corresponding Bid Notice Abstracts (PDF format): Agnaga-Calabogo RoadCompletion of Covered CourtSABLAYAN-phase ISABLAYAN-phase IISABLAYAN-phase IIISitio Aglumyum Road RehabilitationGuimpingan Road RehabilitationLonos Road ConcretingHospital-Lupa Road RehabilitationRepair-Improvement of Malipayon HospitalSDH Maternity Halfway HousePalje Road RehabilitationSDH Renovation-RoofingTaguilos-Marigondon-Lubang Road ConcretingRenovation of Tablas District Hospital
NSO: Romblon Quickstat (May 2012)2012-07-11
Receipts and Expenditures Q1 20122012-07-03
This post is on behalf of the people at the Provincial Treasurer's Office who have made our first quarter receipts and expenditures available. You can view a larger copy by clicking on the image below.
The Last Wild Place2012-06-25
Many of the scenes in the teaser trailer of this new reality show feature our province prominently, notably Mount Guiting-guiting and Banton, as well as Romblon island.
Romblon: 2012 Heritage Province2012-02-07
Romblon has been declared by the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH) of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts as 2012 HERITAGE PROVINCE! Romblon is the first to be officially designated as Heritage Province in the country by the NCCA. The NCCA shall assist in the identification, preservation, and development of Romblon's cultural properties and heritage sites over a 3-year period. Sulong, Romblon!