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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Posted on 7:47 AM | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bogo Moves Up by 69 Spots in Competitiveness Ranking

The City of Bogo has climbed up by 69 spots as the 47th most competitive city in the Philippines based on the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2014 of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC). The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities developed by the National Competitiveness Council through the Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCCs) with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development. The CMCI measures competitiveness at the local government level using 28 indicators grouped into three equally-weighted pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Infrastructure. Scores on each pillar were combined to form the overall score used to rank cities and municipalities.

Here is how Bogo City was scored:

Overall Competitiveness4733.413281
Economic Dynamism608.27397
Local Economy: Size1060.02492
Local Economy: Growth111.61001
Inflation Rate493.14102
Financial Institutions890.14301
Business GroupsNDANDA
Cost of Doing Business533.27027
Government Efficiency2718.090936
Transparency Score in LGPMS13.333333
Economic Governance Score in LGPMS13.333333
Ratio of LGU collected tax to LGU revenues460.64128
LGU Competitions Related Awards790
Business Registration Efficiency273.013293
Investment Promotion13.333333
Compliance to National Directives for LGUs13.33333
Existing Road Network790.02111
Distance of Center to Major Ports692.75101
DOT Accredited Accommodations970
Health Infrastructure1260.01292
Education Infrastructure1160.0892
Availability of Basic Utilities13.33333
Annual Investments in Infrastructure500.79938
Connection to ICTNDANDA
Number of ATMs880.04097
Number of Public Transportations1080.00042

Click here to download historical Data: Bogo City Historical Data 

The CMCI 2014 featured a record number of 136 cities and 399 municipalities, up from 122 cities and 163 municipalities in the pilot run last year. Leading the roster of the most competitive cities this year were Makati City, Cagayan de Oro (Misamis Oriental), and Naga (Camarines Sur). For municipalities, Daet (Camarines Norte) was ranked the most competitive overall, followed by General Trias (Cavite) and Kalibo (Aklan). Cebu City made it to the 7th place.

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Cebu fares better in competitiveness ranking
The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index 2014
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Posted on 7:49 AM | Saturday, August 2, 2014

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensure Examination July 2014 Passers

1,107 out of 5,540 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi last July 2014.

The results were released in three (3) working days after the last day of examination.

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be on August 8, 11 & 12, 2014. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2014-2017. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of the new successful examinees in the said examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

Here is the top 10 list:

Here's the complete list of passers for the July 2014 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination:

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Posted on 8:10 AM | Friday, July 25, 2014

DILG Eyes Bogo City as Model - THE FREEMAN

By Michael Vencynth H. Braga/FPL (The Freeman)

Other local government units in the country want to replicate a proposed ordinance in Bogo City which seeks to establish a system of disaster preparedness in the family, said an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Disaster Risk Reduction Management
Willie Jean Cabanag, focal person for Disaster Risk Reduction Management-Climate Change Adaptation Programs of DILG-7, said they will soon come up with a policy making Bogo City’s disaster program dubbed as Information Management in Preparation for Disasters or “I.M. PrepareD” as model to other LGUs in the country.

“Ang gi-push gyod karon is family disaster preparedness. Na-interested ang department ani sa good practice sa City of Bogo nga family disaster preparedness gyod ba. So gi-recommend sa DILG-7 didto sa central nga ipa-replicate,” she said during a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Summit on Tuesday.

She added the scheme under the said program caught the interest of DILG Undersecretary for local government Austere Panadero during his meeting with the city officials in Bogo last July 14.

The Bogo City’s ordinance institutionalizing the I.M PrepareD program for families, barangays, schools and business establishment is now up for second reading.

Read full story here.

source: The Freeman
photo source: City Government of Bogo FB page
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Posted on 2:07 PM | Thursday, July 24, 2014

PSHS System Entrance Exam Now Open for S.Y. 2015 - 2016

The Philippine Science High School System (PSHS System) is now accepting applicants for the National Competitive Examination (NCE) for school year 2015-2016.

PSHS Central Visayas Campus Argao


  • a Grade 6 pupil
  • belong to the TOP 10% of the batch for SY 2013-2014 with no grade below 80% OR do not belong to the TOP 10% but have a final grade of at least 85% in Science and Math and 80% in all other subjects
  • a Filipino citizen with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country
  • born on or after June 1, 2000
  • in good health
  • of good conduct and behavior
  • have not taken the NCE previously


  1. Fully accomplished Application Form in two (2) copies
  2. Two (2) identical recent 1x1 ID pictures
  3. Non-refundable test fee (Php 100 for private schools, free for public schools)
  4. Copy of report card (SY 2013-2014)


Only one test will be administered, a scholastic aptitude test (known as National Competitive Examination) which is designed to measure Scientific Ability, Quantitative Ability, Abstract Reasoning, and Verbal Aptitude.  The NCE will be administered on October 4, 2014.


The PSHS NCE Application Form and the accompanying material are not for sale, may be photocopied, and may be downloaded (click here to download).  No reservation fee is required.

Application forms are also available and may be filed at any of the following: PSHS campuses, DOST Regional offices, or Provincial Science and Technology Offices.  Application forms with incomplete information will not be processed.  Erasures, alterations and insertions must be initialed by the applicant.

The Examination Permit(s) will be issued to the applicants upon completion of all documents by the campus where the application was processed.  For applications filed with DOST agencies, the exam permits will be mailed to the applicant, or to the School Principal for distribution to its applicant(s).

In case the exam permits are not received two (2) weeks before the examination day, the applicants should check with the nearest PSHS campus, DOST Regional Office, DOST Provincial Science and Technology Office, or the PSHS System Admissions Office.

Deadline for filing of applications is on August 15, 2014. The NCE is on October 4, 2014.

Don’t miss the chance to study at the Philippines’ premier science high school. Apply now at any DOST regional or field office or at any of the 13 PSHS campuses across the country.

Philippine Science High School - Central Visayas Campus is located in Talaytay, Argao, Cebu

Telephone:  (032) 485 8975 / 513 0962 / 513 0964
Fax: (032) 485 8975
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Posted on 7:31 AM |

2015 Philippine Holidays

President Aquino has issued a proclamation declaring all national holidays to be observed for the year 2015.

A copy of Proclamation No. 831 was released on Wednesday which was signed by the President on July 17.

A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day-1January (Thursday)
Maundy Thursday-2April
Good Friday-3April
Araw ng Kagitingan-9April (Thursday)
Labor Day-1May (Friday)
Independence Day-12June (Friday)
National Heroes Day-31August (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day-30November (Monday)
Christmas Day-25December (Friday)
Rizal Day-30December (Wednesday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year-19February (Thursday)
Black Saturday-4April
Ninoy Aquino Day-21August (Friday)
All Saints Day-1November (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) days-2January (Friday)
-24December (Thursday)
Last Day of the Year-31December (Thursday)
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary-25February (Wednesday)

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Posted on 7:07 AM | Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bogo City Gets Automated Stations from Weather Philippines Foundation

The Weather Philippines Foundation Inc. (WPFI), which aims to deliver critical and accurate weather forecasts to the Filipino community, has distributed 10 weather stations (AWS) to local government units in Cebu including Bogo City. 
Bogo City Weather Station

SunStar reported: 
The WPFI turned over the AWS and trained the municipal disaster risk reduction and management officers (MDRRMO), public information officers, administrators and mayors on the installation of the AWS and how to use the Weather Philippines website.
By bringing together the Aboitiz Group's resources and network, and MeteoGroup's technical expertise, WPFI is poised to be the country's premiere private weather information/content provider. The foundation aims to deploy 1,000 AWS nationwide.

The LGUs that received the AWS are Alcoy, Daanbantayan, Dumanjug, San Francisco, Madridejos, Malabuyoc, Santander, San Remegio, Tuburan and Bogo City.

In a press statement, WPFI said it wants to “complement the government’s efforts in reducing weather-related disaster risks in the country, enabling timely response to variable weather conditions to avoid loss of life and property.”

Read more about the AWS distribution. 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Posted on 10:16 PM | Monday, June 30, 2014

PLUNDER 101: Why Pork Scam Case May Drag on for Years [INFOGRAPHIC]


In the pork barrel scam cases filed before the Sandiganbayan, the cards are stacked against the state. The Ombudsman's lowly paid prosecutors are up against what many say are the best defense lawyers in town.

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