San Remigio's "Lapyahan" Tagged


San Remigio's Lapyahan was recently tagged as the first LakasLikasan area in the Province of Cebu. 

The “LakasLikasan” tagging is part of the climate change advocacy campaign of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in places cited for environmental relevance.

Known as the longest shoreline in Cebu, San Remigio's lapyahan is one of the sources of livelihood for the locals. 

More than 300 students from San Remigio National High School, Hagnaya Elementary School, and San Remigio Central School made a pledged to take care of the environment including the Lapyahan during a recent Multi-Schools Campus Caravan held by PIA Cebu and DENR-7. 

The students were all ears as they listened to DENRO Provincial Officer Jose Cleo Cary Colis who discussed Environmental Stewardship.
Colis narrated several “small” things most people do not know are causing harm to the environment, including the fact that plastic takes several years to decompose.
“Bottle used in mineral water will take 450 years to decompose; styrofoams unfortunately will not decompose,” Colis said. - PIA.GOV.PH

How to Apply for Passport Part 1 (New Applications)


If you’re looking to apply for a new passport or renew an old one, you can set an appointment online through the DFA Passport Appointment System

New Applications


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

- Personal appearance
- Confirmed appointment
- Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. (Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO if born abroad)
- Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents)

Call (02) 737-1111 for your NSO Birth Certificate

IN CASE OF NO BIRTH RECORD:


IF BORN IN OR AFTER 1950 (JANUARY 1, 1950 OR AFTER):

- Apply for the delayed registration of birth at the local civil registry office located at the place of birth of applicant.
- Submit authenticated Birth Certificate from NSO and supporting public document/s upon the discretion of the processor or Consular Officer, with correct date and place of birth (i.e. Form 137, Voter’s Registration Record, Baptismal Certificate with readable dry seal or National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) / Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) Certificate with photo and readable dry seal for Muslim applicants).

IF BORN BEFORE 1950 AND BELOW (DECEMBER 31, 1949 AND BELOW):

- Certificate of Non-Availability of Record from NSO
- Notarized Joint Birth Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons
- Any public document/s with correct full name, date and place of birth (i.e. Baptismal Certificate with readable dry seal or NCMF / OMA Certificate with photo and readable dry seal for Muslim applicants)


FOR MARRIED WOMEN:

- Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or original and photocopy of the Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
- Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad


FOR SPOUSE OF FOREIGN NATIONAL:

- Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
- Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad
- Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for first time applicants or renewal of passport to be used for the first time the surname of the husband)


APPLICANTS WHO AVAILED OF DUAL CITIZENSHIP OR ELECTION OF PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP UNDER RA 9225:

- Identification Certificate
- Oath of Allegiance
- Order of Approval
- Report of Birth (for those born abroad)

Call (02) 737-1111 for NSO Marriage Certificates


For Minors (Below 18 Years Old)

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

- Confirmed appointment (except for 1 year old and below)
- Personal appearance of the minor applicant
- Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child)
- Original Birth Certificate of minor in Security Paper issued by NSO or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO is required if minor was born abroad.
- Document of identity with photo, if minor is 8-17 years old (for first time and renewal applicant) such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal
- For minor applicants who never attended school, a Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed by either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / by mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) detailing the reasons why the child is not in school, is required
- Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents duly authenticated by NSO
- Notarized Affidavit of Support and Consent to travel from either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / from mother (if minor is an illegitimate child)
- Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person traveling with the minor
- Photocopy of valid passport of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) or identification documents


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:


IF MINOR IS NOT TRAVELING WITH EITHER PARENT OR ALONE

- Personal appearance of the mother is required if minor applicant is an illegitimate child.
Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion and relationship to the minor. If minor will be traveling alone, ASC must be executed by either parent, stating that his/her child will be traveling alone. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
- Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
- There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.


IF BOTH PARENTS ARE ABROAD:

- Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General). If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
- Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with an attached photocopy of either parent’s valid passport (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General) authorizing a representative in assisting the child to apply for a passport. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the SPA.
- Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
- There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.
- Proper ID of the duly authorized representative (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs)


IF MINOR IS LEGITIMATED BY SUBSEQUENT MARRIAGE OF PARENTS:

- Authenticated Birth Certificate from NSO must include annotation regarding new status as legitimated and the full name of the child



IF MINOR IS ILLEGITIMATE BUT ACKNOWLEDGED BY FATHER:

- Birth Certificate from NSO reflecting surname of father with Affidavit of Acknowledgement and Consent to use the surname of father


FOUNDLING:

- Certificate of foundling authenticated by NSO
- DSWD Clearance
- Passport of the person who found the applicant
- Letter of authority or endorsement from DSWD for the issuance of passport


ORPHANED MINOR APPLICANT:

- Authenticated Death Certificates of parents from NSO
- Court order awarding guardianship of the orphaned minor applicant or substitute parental authority under Article 214 & 216 of the Family Code
- DSWD Clearance



ABANDONED MINOR APPLICANT:

- Court order awarding guardianship of the abandoned minor applicant or substitute parental authority
- DSWD Travel Clearance



LEGALLY ADOPTED:

- Original and Certified True Copy (CTC) of NSO Birth Certificate before adoption
- Original and Certified True Copy (CTC) of the NSO amended Birth Certificate after adoption
Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Court Decision or Order on Adoption and Certificate of Finality
- DSWD clearance for minor applicant, if traveling with the person other than the adopting parents

      

In case the applicant is for adoption by foreign parents:

- Certified True Copy of the Court Decree of Abandonment of Child
NSO Death Certificate of the child’s parents or the Deed of Voluntary Commitment executed after the birth of the child
- Endorsement of child to the Intercountry Adoption Board by the DSWD
- Authenticated Birth or Foundling Certificate


MINOR APPLICANT WHOSE PARENTS ARE ANNULLED / DIVORCED:

- Court order awarding guardianship of the minor applicant or substitute parental authority
- DSWD Travel Clearance
- NSO Marriage Certificate with annotation on nullity or annulment decree


MINOR APPLICANT WHOSE MOTHER IS LIKEWISE A MINOR:

- Personal appearance of mother and maternal grandparent/s
- NSO Birth Certificate of minor applicant and mother
- Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the maternal grandparent/s indicating the name of the traveling companion
- DSWD Clearance if minor will be traveling with the person other than the maternal grandparent/s
- Proof of identity of mother and maternal grandparent/s (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs)



For Muslim Applicants



GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

- Confirmed appointment (except for 1 year old and below)
- Personal appearance of the minor applicant
- Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child)
- Original Birth Certificate of minor in Security Paper issued by NSO or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO is required if minor was born abroad.
- Document of identity with photo, if minor is 8-17 years old (for first time and renewal applicant) such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal

For minor applicants who never attended school, a Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed by either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / by mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) detailing the reasons why the child is not in school, is required
- Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents duly authenticated by NSO
- Notarized Affidavit of Support and Consent to travel from either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / from mother (if minor is an illegitimate child)
- Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person traveling with the minor
- Photocopy of valid passport of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) or identification documents


FOR LATE REGISTERED MUSLIM APPLICANTS:

- Certificate of Tribal Affiliation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)



FOR CONVERTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO USE THEIR MUSLIM NAME:

- Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) bearing the Muslim name
- National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) Certificate of Conversion



IF APPLICANT IS A DOST SCHOLAR (SAME GENERAL REQUIREMENTS STATED ABOVE):

- Secure a certification or clearance from DOST




Yolanda: A Year After Photo Contest Winners

Yolanda - A year After

Here are the winners of the Yolanda: A Year After Photo Contest.

Yolanda Relief Operations Category


Yolanda A Year After
First Place
"Smiles"
by Carlo Caracena
November 17, 2013
Bogo City

Yolanda - A year After
Second Place
"Thirst"
by Daniel M. Ybanez
November 15, 2013
Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island

Yolanda - A year After.jpg
Third Place
"Gifts from Heaven"
by Rene M. Ybanez
November 22, 2013
Barrio Langod, Sulangan, Bantayan Island

Yolanda Rehabilitation & Recovery Category


Yolanda A Year After
First Place
"Rebuilding Hideaway"
by David T. Ramos
November 18, 2013
Tindog, Medellin


Yolanda - A year After.jpg
Second Place
"Bayanihan"
by Rene M. Ybanez
November 16, 2013
Kota Beach, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island


Yolanda - A year After
Third Place
"Stepping Into a New and Colorful Beginning"
by Antonio Rey O. Pepito Jr.
October 19, 2013
Polambato, Bogo City


Yolanda Emergency Response and Search & Rescue Category


Yolanda - A year After
First Place
"Obstacle Race"
by Roger Tonacao
November 8, 2013
Bogo City


Yolanda - A year After
Second Place
"Home Wrecked"
by Daniel M. Ybanez
November 14, 2013
Brgy. Langod, Sulangan, Bantayan Island


Yolanda - A year After
Third Place
"Lost But Not Gone"
by Daniel M. Ybanez
November 30, 2013
Brgy. Bias, Bantayan Island

Winning photos will be exhibited in SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, Museo Sugbo, Provincial Capitol and Manila Exhibit c/o Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehab and Recovery.

Source: Cebu Provincial Government FB Page

Credits to the owners. If you are one of the owners of  the photos posted and want your photo(s ) removed from this site, please contact us (use the contact form below or E-mail us). 

How to Franchise Andok's

Andok's Litson Manok

About Andok's


ANDOK'S is primarily engaged in the business of selling litson manok (roasted chicken). Over time, ANDOK'S had evolved and added a new concept to its main business of offering roasted chicken, and that is the concept of specialty grocery store offering a host of products, including beer, an assortment of beverages, rice, sugar, and other grocery products.

Franchising


Andok's offers two franchise formats: Take-out and Dine-in. Both offer the same great tasting and affordable food Filipino families have come to love through the years.

The Franchise Package includes :

- The right to use Andok's trademark, name and logo.
- Start-up and pre-opening assistance.
- Store design and construction assistance.
- Franchise operations manual.
- Business management, operations and customer service training.
- An established brand image and nationwide advertising support.
- Continuous product development and innovation.
- Economical pricing for ingredients, equipment and supplies.

Franchise Fee / Initial Investment


- Andok’s dine-in store = PhP 500,000
- Andok's take-out store = PhP 300,000

Other investment considerations will be construction, equipment, furnishings and initial working capital, which may vary depending on outlet size and location.

Term of the Franchise Agreement


The initial term to franchise is five (5) years for dine-in stores and three (3) years for take-out stores, with succeeding two renewals of five (5) years each and three (3) years each, respectively for dine-in stores and take-out outlets.

Location Requirement


A take-out store requires a floor area of approximately 40 to 50 square meters. For dine-in store, a floor area of about 200 to 250 square meters that can seat about 150 to 200 customers is required. Ideal locations are: visible and accessible from major thoroughfares; passenger terminals of public utility vehicles; community centers or malls; near markets; commercial/ business district; and areas with high foot and vehicle traffic.

Operations manual


Franchisee will receive a copy of the confidential Franchise Operations Manual. This contains the policies and procedures involved in running an Andok’s store. Franchisee will be given a copy of the manual immediately after signing of Franchise Agreement and payment of Franchise Fee.

Training


For a franchisee of an Andok’s dine-in store, the owner and 26 of his employees shall receive extensive training for at least 15 days, which includes 5 days at Andok’s head office and 10 days at a Company-owned store and an additional 5 days upon soft opening at the franchisee store. Training conducted for franchised take-out stores shall cover training of the owner and 8 of his employees for at least 10 days, which includes 4 days at Andok’s head office and 6 days at a company-owned store and an additional 5 days upon soft opening at the franchisee store.

Supplies and Ingredients


All stocks and ingredients will be supplied from the Andok’s production facility pre-portioned, marinated and ready-to-cook. 

Take-out franchise stores will be equipped with:
- the standard rotisserie machine with hood and stainless steel chimney
- stove 
- siopao steamer 
- cooking table 
- Dokito fryer
- chiller boxes 
- freezers and other equipment. 

For dine-in facilities, the franchise will follow standard store design and lay-out that characterizes a typical Andok’s dine-in store. This includes equipment, furniture and fixtures. Leasehold improvement, furniture, fixture and equipment including signage will be provided by Andok’s or its accredited contractors and suppliers only.

Franchise Requirements

Submit the following pre-qualification requirements:
- Letter of Intent specifying the exact location, size and other details of the proposed site (indicate if owned or leased)
- Location Map of your proposed site
- Applicant’s Personal Resume with 2X2 colored Picture and contact numbers
- Character References with contact numbers (not related to the applicant)
- Bank Certification (with authorization / waiver for credit check)
- Certificate of employment (if applicable)

Forward all of the above requirements to:

ANDOK'S FOOD CORPORATION
ACE Building
No. 25 Bulacan Street, Barangay Bungad
West Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: +63 (2) 372-4033 loc 114
Fax: +63 (2) 376-7092