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By: Abigail A. Cabilin, PITO-LU

“To protect and preserve the environment for an ensured sustainable development in the province.” This continues to be one of the battlecry of Gov. Manuel C. Ortega’s administration since, undoubtly, La Union has been blessed with rich forests and coastal resources.

And in accordance to its mandate, the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) through the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO) conducted a joint meeting with the Sand and Gravel Permit Holders, Philippine National Police (PNP), Municipal Treasurers (MT) and Environment and Natural Resources Officers-Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (ENRO-OPAG) Monitoring Staff on August 20, 2014 at Diego Silang Hall, Provincial Capitol Building, City of San Fernando, La Union to strengthen partnership with PNP, MT, and monitoring staffs.

Mr. Francis R. E. Estigoy, Provincial Treasurer in his welcome remarks reminded participants that the province of La Union was the first to institute and implement strict monitoring on Sand and Gravel Permit Holders. And as a result, the province has the largest collection for the initial quarter of this year. Major Ben B. Kimayong, Deputy Chief of Operationa and Plans Branch of the La Union Provincial Police Office (LUPPO) meanwhile assured continued partnership with the PGLU and DENR to prevent illegal permit holders.

During the open forum, issues between ticket holders, collectors and monitoring staffs were resolved. LUPPO will assign police officers in every municipality to provide assistance during inspection and monitoring. Also, issues on Sand and Gravel Extractions, Penalties and citations were also discussed. Suggestions were also raised for further amendment of Tax Ordinance and other Quarry-related issues.

The PGLU through PTO and partner agencies continues to closely monitor sand and gravel permit holders and carry out public information campaign to solve issues on illegal permit holders and preservation of the environment.
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By: Cesar S. Bucsit, Provincial information and Tourism Office

The August-born Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) employees shared happy moments with Gov. Manuel C. Ortega in the celebration of their birth month anniversary at the Diego Silang Hall Provincial Capitol building on Aug. 27, 2014.
Gov. Manuel C. Ortega, who celebrated his 69th birthday last Aug. 7, graced the monthly Staff Development Program by giving birthday gifts and joining the different activities in the occasion.
Rev. Fr. Manuel Jayson M. Ragil, Asst. Parish Priest of St. William Cathedral, served as the keynote speaker in the affair. He showed how good God is to His sons and daughters. He encouraged all the birthday celebrants to offer a prayer for the blessings they received throughout the year. He also encouraged the participants to continue believing that God will not forsake them.
As he urged everyone to show generosity and hospitality to other people, Fr. Ragil left a quote to live by. He said that “a person who does not know beauty, does not know strength; he who does not know his strength does not know himself and he who does not know himself does not know his own destiny.”
Further, in order to stay healthy, the August-born PGLU employee also undergone team building exercises and Health and Wellness Program.
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By: Israel O. Rudio, Provincial Information & Tourism Office-La Union

The support of the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) led by Gov. Manuel C. Ortega to the Mathletes of BHC Educational Institution, Inc. continues to pay off as Math Wizards of the school made it big to recent international mathematics competition.

Among the competitions excelled by BHC are the I Love China Math Summer Camp held last July 26-29 in Hongzhou City, Zhejiang Province in China where 6th Grader Ralph Ernest G. Argana bagged gold medal while 5th Grader Brylee Jaden Louise Ordoño captured gold and bronze medals; Hong Kong Search for Star of the Math Olympics held last July 19-22 where 3rd Grader Lorraine Joy Calica and 3rd Year Paul Jeremiah Naraval bagged gold and silver medals, respectively; Chong Hua Math Cup held last July 19-22 in Hong Kong where Calica and Naraval again bagged silver medals; King of Math Cup held also in Hong Kong last June 28-July 1 where 4th Grader Phylline Cristel Calubayan captured a bronze medal while 7th Grader Jan Vincent Simbol was accorded with a merit of excellence award; Pan Asia Pacific Math Contest held again in Hong Kong also last June 28-July 1 where Calubayan and Simbol both received merit of excellence awards; International Mathematics Competition held in Singapore last August 1-4 where 3rd Year Bert Joseph Prestoza captured a bronze medal; and the World Mathematics Invitation held in Kao Shiung, Taiwan last August 9-13 where 8th Grader Lovely Anne Nullar bagged a bronze medal while 5th Grader Ronn Derick Simbol, 4th Grader Mary Alyenne Azarcon, 7th Grader Victor Dominic Naraval and 3rd Year Lorigene Marie Cepriaso all received merit of excellence awards.

Governor Ortega was all praise to the province’ math wizards and assured PGLU’s continued support to the development and recognition of La Union’s youth through quality education.

Taking pride of a 96% literacy rate which is one of the highest in the country, the Provincial Government last year constructed and renovated 21 school buildings amounting to almost 13 million pesos; purchased instructional materials amounting to more than 18 million; augmented teacher manpower by hiring teachers who were deployed in far flung schools; provided hygiene kits, first aid kits, garden tools and carpentry sets to different public schools amounting to more than 15 million; extended more than 5 million financial assistance to the expenses of local athletes; and sustained scholarships to 904 and 1,156 college and high school poor but deserving students, respectively.
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