The 12th Sangguniang Panlungsod in its regular Session last Friday had invited the heads of water service providers of the City of Tagbilaran, namely the City Waterworks System and the Bohol Water and Utilities Inc to call their attention on the rampant stealing of the water pipes. The SP had received several complaints regarding water meters placed in the stop-outs, far from the residence of the consumer, are prone to stealing.

Engr. Melissimo of BWUI had stated that the water meters are made of brass metal which have high market value in the junk shops. In case of stealing, the consumer and BWUI shall be equally  liable for the additional costs for the replacement of the water meter. Upon signing of the water service contract, BWUI informs their consumers of this policy which is also stipulated in the contract.

For CWS, Engr. Busano stated that it is solely the responsibility of the consumer to replace the water meter.

There is a necessity to put up stop outs in strategic areas where meter readers can easily see the meter and make an accurate reading to ensure the correct charge shall be billed to its consumers. Water service providers faced  the difficulty of reading water meters prior to installing stop-outs because dogs are guarding the water meters and/or the water meters are hidden. Installing of water meters inside the residence of consumers are also prone to illegal connections.

Gearing Up for the 48th Charter Day Celebration

The City government is busily gearing up for the Tagbilaran City’s 48th Charter Day celebration, which will fall on Tuesday next week  July 1, 2014. July 1 is a significant milestone for Tagbilaran City because it became a chartered city on July 1, 1966 by virtue of Republic Act 4660.

This is the perfect moment to give thanks to the Almighty for all the successes and triumphs, including the exponential growth that the City has attained when YAP-VELOSO administration took over the reins of government and introduced positive changes to the system.

July 1 also marks the opening salvo for the much-awaited Bohol Sandugo Festival in the month of July. There are a number of activities already being prepared in celebration of the Charter Day. These are the activities which the masses will surely look forward to joining:

June 28, 2014 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM         –  Career Expo 2014 at Galleria Luisa

July 1, 2014     4:00 AM                               –  Diana along the City Streets

7:15 AM                               –  Holy Eucharistic Celebration, Bohol Cultural Center  (will be celebrated by Bishop Leonardo Y. Medroso, D.D.

9:00 AM                               –  Charter Day Commemorative Porgram, Recognition of Awardees of Outstanding Citizens, Bohol Cultural Center     (Welcome address by Vice Mayor Jose Antonio S. Veloso and State of City Address by Mayor John Geesnell L. Yap II)

1:00 PM                                – Championship Games at the CPG Sports Complex

2:00 PM                                –  Visual Arts and Photo Exhibit at Island City Mall

7:00 PM                                –  Sandugo Carnival and Bazaar at Tagbilaran City Central Public Market

8:00 PM                                –  Tagbilaran City Charter day Dance Festival at Bohol Cultural Center

The momentous event will be held at the Bohol Cultural Center and it will be graced by all the Officials and Employees of the City government. Officials and Department Heads will wear Filipiniana Attire ( Barong Tagalog and Baro’t Saya for male and female respectively) while permanent will wear their new office uniforms.

12th SP joins 116TH anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

The 12th SP of the City Government of Tagbilaran headed by City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio “Toto” S. Veloso joins the 116TH anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on June 12, 2014 at the Rizal Park CPG Avenue, Tagbilaran City.
The theme of this year’s Independence Day anniversary celebration is “Pagsunod sa Yapak ng mga Dakilang Pilipino, Tungo sa Malawakan at Permanenteng Pagbabago.”
The theme corresponds to the continued efforts of Vice Mayor Toto and his SP Councilors by creating pertinent resolutions and ordinances to promote and develop Tagbilaran City in terms of promoting investments by opening new doors to investors, protection of the environment, providing livelihood and employment, traffic management, reducing graft and corruption by investigating anomalous transactions , ensuring adequacy of the drinking water and protecting life and property.
With the commemoration Philippine Independence, VM Toto and his SP Councilors with renewed vigilance shall exert double effort for city-wide permanent change.


TAGBILARAN CITY – The City Government of Tagbilaran has taken rigid steps in response to the burgeoning crime rates committed in the city. The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tagbilaran City headed by City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio S. Veloso has affirmed his signature for the passage the ordinance mandating business establishments operating within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Tagbilaran to install closed circuit television system (CCTV).
The use of closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras is at the forefront of crime-fighting technology not just in the Philippines but also around the world. It is an effective way of minimizing crimes in Tagbilaran City and is an effective record of evidence of criminal activity to help law enforcement agencies in solving crimes and to ensure peace and order in the city.
To encourage the adoption and use of CCTV systems throughout the city, and in order to intensify the City’s drive to solve criminality and to preserve visual footage as evidence, the Twelfth Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Tagbilaran deems it proper to institutionalize the use of CCTV systems in business establishments within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Tagbilaran.
The ordinance covers all business establishments employing more than twenty (20) employees and with work premises of not less than fifty (50) meters are hereby mandated to install surveillance and/or (CCTV) cameras in all their entrance and exits, within the premises and perimeter of their work areas, and other vital areas in order to deter crime.
Business establishments employing less than twenty (20) people or whose work premises are less than fifty (50) meters, but whose transactions amount to not less one hundred thousand pesos (Php100,000.00) each day, shall also install and maintain surveillance and/or CCTV cameras.
Other business establishments not covered in the preceding paragraphs but operating beyond 8 o’clock in the evening shall also install and maintain surveillance and/or CCTV cameras.
The ordinance requires the use of CCTV systems in business establishments that shall include but shall not be limited to banks, malls, hospitals, restaurants, supermarkets, shopping centers, moviehouses, theaters, gasoline stations, convenience stores, pawnshops, money-changers, lending institutions, internet cafes/shops, hotels, resorts, warehouses, office buildings, lotto outlets, money-transfer establishments, KTV, clubs or bars, terminals, and other similar establishments. The fact that surveillance/CCTV cameras have been installed in a business establishment shall be made known to the general public through a written notice prominently displayed at the entrance of the establishment.
The ordinance mandates establishments to preserve the camera recording for at least a period of not less than sixty (60) days from the date of recording to help law enforcement agencies in investigating the offense,in identifying the perpetrator and as evidence in any pending criminal, civil, or administrative proceedings.
The Office of the City Mayor is mandated to make the implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) within thirty (30) days after the effectivity of this Ordinance and is hereby tasked for the implementation of the IRR.
The ordinance grants all establishments covered by the ordinance a period of five (5) months after the publication of the implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) in a newspaper of general circulation, to comply with its requirements. Establishments who fail to comply with the ordinance shall be subjected to the penalties provided for in the ordinance.


  • All City Officials, Department Heads and Employees of the City Government of Tagbilaran are invited to join the Wednesday Novena Mass at 12:00 noon on June 4, 2014 at the Agricultural Promotion Center (APC) Building. The Novena Mass shall be sponsored by the Office of the Vice-Mayor, Sangguniang Panlungsod and the SP-Admin Office.




  • June 2-6, 2014: Seminar Workshop on the Updating of  the Local Revenue Code to be held in Cebu City
  • June 4-6, 2014: Philippine Councilors’ League Second Quarterly National Executive Board Meeting


  • The 12th SP will hold its next regular session on June 6, 2014 at 9:00 am in the Lao Building, Dampas District, Tagbilaran City.