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The 12th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tagbilaran City

13th SP Approve a Resolution that grants the Use and Maintenance of Police Coastal Craft

During today’s regular session of the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod, Presiding Officer Jose Antonio Veloso acknowledged the presence of Police Senior Inspector Arnel C. Anino of the 703rd Maritime Police Station. PSInsp Anino thanked the members of the 13th SP for approving the resolution sponsored by Hon. Dulce Chatto Glovasa which granted authority to the City Mayor John Geesnell L. Yap II to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the PNP-Regional Maritime Unit 7, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 7, DENR Region 7, Provincial Government of Bohol and Bohol Bankers Association, Inc. for the use and maintenance of Police Coastal craft. The police coastal craft shall be used as surveillance boat, patrol boat, rescue boat and for other official functions of the PNP-Maritime Group within the marine waters of Region 7, particularly within the marine waters of Bohol Province.

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The 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod passes Resolution No. 17-152 series of 2017 “ENDORSING TO THE PROVINCIAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS THE PROPOSED ROAD AND TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ALONG J.A. CLARIN AND CALCET A ROADS FOR STUDY AND FUNDING” last September 8, 2017 during its regular session. Alfonso Damalerio II presented the proposed project to the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod during the executive session.

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New Tagbilaran City Police Station

City Mayor John Geesnell ” Baba Yap together with the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsud and City Officials led by City Vice-Mayor Jose Antonio “Toto” Veloso take part of the blessing and inauguration of the new Tagbilaran City police station which is located at the back of the City Hall compound. Regional Director PRO 7 PCSUPT JOSE MARIO M. ESPINO, Provincial Director of Bohol PPO PSSUPT Felipe R. Natividad and Chief of Police in this city, PSUPT Patrico C. Degay, led the unveiling of Tagbilaran City markers and ribbon-cutting and Rev. Father Sinforiano Monton performed the blessing rites.


After months of rigorous preparation, the City of Tagbilaran warmly welcomed the DILG National Validation team led by Ms. Reina Quilas and the SGLG national validators from Region VIII at the Sandugo Session Hall on August 17, 2017. City Mayor John Geesnell L. Yap II and City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio S. Veloso led the City Government of Tagbilaran in ensuring all the documents were submitted for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) assessment and answered the interview questions from the National Validators with the assistance of City DILG Officer Mardonio Roxas and USAID – SURGE Coordinator Rosalinda Paredes.
The SGLG, the highest award and the mother of all awards conferred to LGUs by DILG. The SGLG is a recognition of good performance of provincial, city and municipal governments, not only on financial housekeeping, disaster preparedness, social protection, Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order; and Environmental Management.

13th SP Goes Paperless!

After several months of planning and ensuring all the necessary equipment are in place, the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod was finally able to conduct their first paperless regular session.
Although some legislators were quite unfamiliar yet with the paperless technology, most of them enjoyed the sense of novelty of going into the regular session sans the numerous folders and papers.
It is hoped that through the paperless session, the 13th SP will be able to improve productivity and teamwork because multiple people can work on documents at the same time. Through this paperless innovation, electronic documents will be instantly available everyone who needs them.
The SP also hopes that it will also cut costs especially in the use of office paper and the cost of inks, toners, and photocopiers and help contribute to environment-friendly measures.


As the first semester of the year 2017 comes to a close, the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod city officials and employees led by Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso, conducted their mid-year assessment and team building at the East Coast White Sand Resort, Anda on July 27-28, 2017.

The Mid-year assessment program includes the performance measurement of the first semester of 2017, regular performance feedback of each individual employee, employee recognition for their contribution to SP’s targets, documentation of each employee’s progress, and goal setting for second semester of 2017 based on the lessons learned from the first semester.

After the mid-year assessment, City DILG Officer Mardonio Roxas opened the team building activities with an informative discussion on Conflict Management. The group also took the opportunity to air out their individual concerns which they deem necessary to help improve the productivity in the work area and expressed their creativity through team building activities. The scenic view of the East Coast White Sand Resort provided a great venue to helped the employees take a break from their work mind-set and focused on rebuilding their team, motivate the staff and employees and encourage them to do better to contribute to the common goals of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.



The recent power outages that had beset the Province, prompted the Thirteenth Sangguniang Panlungsod to pass Resolution No. 16-190, “A resolution requesting the Department of Energy to Investigate and Verify the Causes of the Successive Power Outages in the Province of Bohol.” DOE endorsed the resolution to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and asked the NGCP to provide their reasons for the power outages, their plan of actions to prevent future power outages and possible dates when the next series of power outages will occur.

On February 23, NGCP’s  Engr. Gil V. Melencion, Engr. Joseph R. Sagaral, Engr. Ma. Rosette Martinez and Engr.  Octavio B. Briones presented themselves  to City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio “Toto” S. Veloso and City Councilor Eliezer “Ondoy” L. Borja  to give updates on the power situation in Bohol and to explain that the power outages were attributed to the trippings of the NGCP’s Ormoc-Maasin Line which were cascaded to the Ubay-Maasin line and eventually to the feeders serving the Bohol area.   The planned outages were necessarily done to facilitate the comprehensive maintenance of the feeders in Bohol Grid. While the unplanned outages were due to lightning which hit some of the towers along the line.

The power outage last December that lasted longer than expected was due to the energizing of the new Ormoc –Maasin line 2. Currently, the NGCP has 2 functioning lines to further strengthen the transmission network in the Visayas Grid  specifically to improve the link of Bohol Grid with Leyte Grid.

Right now, the NGCP is also proposing the Cebu-Bohol Interconnection Project to complement the existing Leyte-Bohol circuit which is nearing to be overloaded.  NGCP also provided a tentative schedule of the proposed power outages for this 2017.  These 1-2 hour power outages (except for June-total shutdown) are done for the comprehensive maintenance of the lines.

Circuit                                                                   Date

Tagbilaran-Garcia                                             Feb 11,  2017

Trinidad-Carmen                                              Feb 18, 2017

Alicia-Garcia                                                       Feb 24-25, Mar 17-18, 2017

Ubay-Trinidad                                                   Mar 25, 2017

Corella- Tubigon                                               June 17, 2017  (TOTAL SHUTDOWN)

Ubay-Alicia                                                         June 17, 2017  (TOTAL SHUTDOWN)

Corella- Tubigon                                               Jul 1, 29, 2017

Tagbilaran- Garcia                                            Jul 8, 2017

Catigibian-Carmer                                            Jul 15, 2017


In line with the City Government’s vision to become a Highly Urbanized and Liveable City by 2030, the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod approved Proposed Resolution 23-17, “Authorizing the Hon. City Mayor John Geesnell L. Yap II for and in behalf of the City Government of Tagbilaran to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Health, Regional Office-VII represented by Dr. Jaime S. Bernadas, Regional Director for the implementation of  the Integrated Clinic Information System (iClinicsSys).”

iClinicsSys is a reference model for electronic medical records and health information system. This is in response  to the need for a better and equitable access to quality health care services, and easier access to secure real time and quality health data through the use of information and communication technologies in health.

City Vice Mayor Toto Veloso supports the decision of City Mayor Baba Yap to enter into this Memoradum of Agreement knowing well that with the implementation of iClinicsSys , it would greatly improve health services, manage the patient demographics, medical histories, diagnoses, treatments, medications, laboratory requests and results and generate the required data for the LGU’s use and also submission of data to DOH and Philhealth.