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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Megan Young - MS. WORLD 2013 HOMECOMING.

MS WORLD 2013 HOMECOMING
Congratulations Ms. Megan Young
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Olongapo City - HABAGAT (Monsoon Rain) 9.23.2013

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Saturday, May 04, 2013

Olongapo City - May Flower Festival at SM Featuring Bb. Olongapo 2013 Candidates

May Flower Festival at SM City Olongapo
Featuring Bb. Olongapo 2013 Candidates
















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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Candidates at Subic Bay Yacht Club


Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Candidates at Subic Bay Yacht Club
April 28, 2013
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Monday, March 11, 2013

ACTIVITIES FOR FIRE PREVENTION MONTH START



Olongapo firefighters and emergency response teams joined the Bureau of Fire Protection in its nationwide unity walk that ushered in the celebration of Fire Prevention Month.

Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A mandates the celebration of Fire Prevention Month every year, aimed at raising the level of public awareness on ways to prevent fires and save lives and properties.

With the theme “ Sunog at Sakuna ay Paghandaan, Kalikasan ay Pangalagaan nang Matamasa ang Pag-unland ng Bayan,” this year’s celebration focuses on  the conduct of an intensive information campaign on how to prevent and fight fires.

Aside from the fire safety reminders that will be aired daily from March 1 to 31 at local radio stations, the BFP has also lined up the following activities:

MAR 04    BERONG BUMBERO SA PAARALAN (FIRE SAFETY AWARENESS  CAMPAIGN ON ELEM/PRE-SCHOOLERS)

MAR 08-SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES IN THE FIRE PREVENTION MONTH PHOTO CONTEST

MAR 11 – 15 FIRE DRILL AND LECTURES IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS

MAR 12 – 14  3-DAY FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE

MAR 18 - 22 UGNAYAN SA BARANGAY WITH HOUSE TO HOUSE  FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION FOR SINGLE AND TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS

APR  01                  CULMINATING ACTIVITY/ MASS/  AWARDING OF PRIZES

Meanwhile, here are a few useful tips to prevent fire:

1.   Matches/flammable liquids/lighters/other combustible materials should be properly stored, kept away from children and pets, or disposed of completely;

2.  Candles or lighted mosquito coils should never be left unattended, and should be placed away from curtains, paper, and other materials that easily catch fire;

3.  Cigarette butts should be properly put out before disposing of them in trash bins;

4.  Electrical wiring should be regularly checked by a licensed electrician;

5.  Unplug appliances not in use;

6.   Fire extinguishers should be placed in easily accessible places and everyone at home or in the office should know how to use them;

7.   Fire drills, which include escape routes and mitigation measures, should be held regularly.

8.   In the event of fire, one should know what immediate steps to take to keep it from spreading. Small fires may be extinguished by smothering the flame to keep it from spreading.  Small fires may be extinguished by smothering the flame with a non-flammable item like a pot cover or a dampened towel or blanket.

9.   Water should be used only for non-electrical fires and fires not caused by gasoline and similar combustible fluids. In the face of apparent danger, one should quickly run to a safe place and allow trained fire fighters to handle the situation.

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2013 ANNUAL VEHICLE INSPECTION

The annual vehicle inspections and evaluation of all public utility vehicles operating within Olongapo City will be on February 26 to April 18, 2013 for tricycles;   April 22 to June 21, 2013 for jeepneys and on June 24 to July 10, 2013 for mini-buses. Said inspection schedules will all be held at Marikit Park from 9:00am to 3:00 pm.

All public utility vehicle (PUV)  operators are required to bring the following requirements during the inspection:

1.     Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) for jeepneys and mini-buses;
2.     Special Authority (SA) for tricycle, LTO Certificate of Registration;
3.      LTO Official Receipt;
4.     Drivers License;
5.     Barangay Clearance of Operation;
6.      Stencil of Motor No. and Chassis No.;
7.      1x1 pictures of Operator, Driver and Conductor; and
8.     2 sets of new uniform of driver and conductor with names printed at the back.

Councilor Rodel Cerezo ,  Committee Chairman on Transportation and Traffic Management,  explained that the annual inspection and evaluation of PUVs is in compliance with City Ordinance Nos. 3 and 4, Series of 1983 and No. 35, Series of 1991.

As per Ordinance 9, Series of 1995, annual inspection fee is P100.00 for tricycles, P150.00 for jeepneys,  and P250.00 for mini-buses.

Concerned parties may visit the City Planning and Development Office or call 222-2661 local 4215 for more information and inquiries.

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Binibining Olongapo 2013 Official Candidates

Binibining Olongapo 2013 Official Candidates

Candidate #1 -Princess Anne Marie Palileo
Candidate #2 -Ronalyn Mae Espineli
Candidate #3 -Kristine Joy Moore
Candidate #4 -Sherry Rose Guanga
Candidate #5 -Kresnha Jheng Galindez
Candidate #6 -Katherine Durolfo
Candidate #7 -Omarie Linn Osuna
Candidate #8 -Martina Mckinsey
Candidate #9 -Rachelle Villaranda
Candidate #10 -Ressha Jean Moselina
Candidate #11 -Marquel Ayde Demetrio
Candidate #12 -Janice Tuico
Candidate #13 -Jean Birangbirang



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Olongapo City - Women's Month

Women's Month 3.4.2013
Theme:  “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan”. 





Friday, March 01, 2013

GAPO ACQUIRES AUTOMATED WEATHER STATION

The Olongapo City government recently acquired a Davis Vantage Pro2, an Automated Weather Station (AWS),  in line with Mayor Bong Gordon’s thrust to upgrade the city’s disaster risk reduction and management capability.

“The AWS and the forecasts from PAG-ASA will both be information sources that will help us reach speedy decisions regarding risk reduction,” said Mayor Gordon.

Installed at the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), the AWS  can record the basic weather parameters of the  locality.

Specifically, it can record the following: wind direction, wind force, prevailing temperature, 24-hour minimum/maximum temperature, barometric pressure, rainfall height, relative humidity, solar radiation and ultraviolet radiation (UV).

The AWS can also forecast the weather conditions of an area for the next hours.
The AWS is being maintained and monitored by a team of professionals composed of Irvin Paras from CDRRMO, Engr. Helson Canero from City Engineering Office, and Engr. Frances Eduarte from the City Planning and Development Office. It can be recalled that Mayor Gordon previously sent the said personnel to a training in Baguio City to learn the operation and maintenance of the AWS .

 “The AWS can definitely help us in predicting the weather and in making appropriate decisions particularly in the suspension of classes during the rainy season and in the early evacuation of people residing near high-risk areas,” explained City Disaster Risk Reduction Officer Angie Layug.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

OPERATION TULI ON SUMMER BREAK

The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation has switched to high gear in preparation for “Operation Tuli” in the city's seventeen (17) barangays.

“Operation Tuli” is held annually by SK in cooperation with the City Population Office (POPCOM) in line with the HELPS program of Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr.

According to  Olongapo City SK Federation Chair Dolly Mae M. Ramos , the project aims to unburden parents of the cost of having adolescent boys undergo circumcision.

“Malaking tulong ito mula sa pamahalaang lungsod para sa mga magulang at sa mga anak nilang nagbibinata,” said Ramos.

The SK and POPCOM will be assisted by the medical staff of the City Health Office (CHO) in implementing the project in each barangay.

The “Operation Tuli” schedule is as follows:

Asinan: April 1
Banicain : April 2
Baretto: April 3-4
East Bajac Bajac: April 5-9
East Tapinac: April 10
Gordon Heights: April 11-12
Kababae: April 15
Kalaklan: April 16
Kalalake: April 17
Mabayuan: April 18
New Cabalan: April 19-22
Ilalim: April 23
Old Cabalan: April 24
Pagasa:April 25
Sta. Rita: April 26-29
WBB: April 30
West Tapinac: May 2

For more information and inquiries, visit the Olongapo City PopCom Office at the ground floor of the Olongapo City Hall.

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JOB FAIR ON MARCH 8

First Lady Anne Gordon, a known advocate of women empowerment and social welfare, is spearheading the Job Fair on March 8 to jumpstart the celebration of Women’s Month in Olongapo City with the theme, “Kababaihan Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Matuwid na Daan.”

The job fair will be held at the Rizal Triangle Covered Court from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Around 30 local companies and overseas employers will participate in the said recruitment activity.

“Every year, thousands of jobseekers land local jobs and employment abroad through the Olongapo PESO,” said Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. adding that “our aim is to eventually beat unemployment.”

It can be recalled that labor is part Mayor Gordon’s HELPS program, his administration’s major development and service agenda.  HELPS stands for Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Order, Sports and Social Service.


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Friday, February 15, 2013

197 COUPLES SAY “I DO”



February 14 will always be a memorable date for the 197 couples who vowed to be by each other’s side forever at the 2012 Mass Wedding sponsored by the Olongapo City government  and held at the Olongapo City Convention Center (OCCC).

Flower girls from the Early Childhood Care and Development Center showered the aisle with rose petals as the couples marched on the red-carpeted aisle, designed and set-up just for the occasion, as though they were attending a royal wedding.

Olongapo Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. officiated the wedding ceremonies and also stood as sponsor, together with First Lady Anne Gordon.


City Councilors Rodel Cerezo, Tet Marzan-Estrella, Gina Perez, Ellen Dabu, Edic Piano and Edna Elane were also “ninongs” and “ninangs”, along with city government department heads.

After the wedding rings were sanctified through their promise to always love each other and the “I do’s” of matrimony were expressed in unison, Mayor Gordon finally pronounced the couples as husbands and wives.

“Dapat maging responsable ang bawat isa sa inyo, upang maging maayos ang inyong pamilya at pagbutihin ninyo ang inyong pag-gabay sa inyong mga anak para sa kanilang maayos na paglaki,” Ninong  Bong advised the newly-weds.

“Upang pagkakaroon ng maayos na pagsasama, kailangan marunong makinig at may communication ang bawat mag-asawa. Kung marunong kang making,  mas madaling maaayos ang anumang problema o di-pagkakaintindihan,” said Ninang Anne at the wedding reception.

Rielmar dela Cruz and Angelene Evalle,  both 19 years old and  the youngest pair among the happy couples, released the matrimonial doves while Apolinario Retiro, 66 and wife Rosalia (63), the oldest newly-weds, sliced the cake and led the ceremonial toast.

Each couple also had their portion of the wedding cake and wine as symbol of their commitment to share their lives together.

The Mass Wedding, held every year since 2004, has helped financially challenged Olongapeno couples to get married and   consequently legitimize the status of their off-springs  born out of wedlock.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

THOUSANDS JOIN GAPO MILLION VOLUNTEER RUN



Olongapo City was swamped in a sea of red last February 10, 2013 when about 10,000 runners from all walks of life participated in the 2nd Million Volunteer Run organized nationwide by the Philippine Red Cross.

Red Cross Olongapo Chapter president Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr., together with First Lady Anne Gordon, led the kick-off program at Marikit Park where the run started.

The run ended at Ayala Harbor Point where Mayor Gordon gave out certificates of participation to the first 100 participants who made it to the finish line.

“Once again, Olongapo lived up to its reputation as the city of volunteers,” said Mayor Gordon.  Addressing the huge crowd of runners, he added, “We hope that you will also support the Red Cross blood drives and volunteer to our 143 program.”

 Red Cross 143 is a program designed to engage Filipinos into volunteerism as the country is one of the most disaster-prone nations in the world.

Under the program, the agency recruits at least 44 volunteers in every community, comprised of one team leader and 43 members.

They undergo rigid hands-on training to be able to respond to and lead on-ground efforts during emergencies and other challenging situations

Meanwhile, PRC chairman Dick Gordon expressed his happiness and gratitude for the overwhelming support that the public has given the MVR all over the country. Some 700,000 runners participated in MVR 2, surpassing the success of MVR 1 which drew  400,000 volunteers.

The MVR was held in key cities in the country and served as an avenue to raise funds for PRC youth and volunteer trainings on disaster management and equipping every community with life-saving skills.

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