Monday, August 3, 2015

Bohol gets "Best Dist Jail"
PJA Office, PJA from BJMP 

TAGBILARAN CITY, July 27 (PIA)--For the second year in a row, Bohol District Jail gets picked as the region's best while Bohol District Jail Administrator and the office he is handling landed two more honors for Bohol as the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) celebrated its 24th Anniversary June 24. 

At the annual event awarding ceremonies, no less than BJMP Director Diony Mamaril, assisted by J/CSuperintendent Serafin Barretto, handed to Bohol District Jail (BDJ) through Warden J/CInspector Jose Rusylvi Abueva the region's Best District Jail award, its second year in a row award since Abueva assumed administration of the BDJ. 

Last year, BDJ also bagged the BJMPs Best District Jail and Abueva as Best District Jail Warden. 

This year, Bohol, through JCInsp Abueva and his administration of the jails, also capped the Jail Provincial Administrator (JPA) unit of the year 2015 and the Best Provincial Jail Administrator's Office of the year awards. 

Bohol's JCInsp. Abueva also administers Tagbilaran City, Carmen, Ubay and Talibon jails and has it its keeping over 976 prisoners manned by 91 personnel, according to the BDJ warden Abueva.

BDJ concurrently administers 923 male and 53 female inmates, he continued.

The awarding coincided with the 24th BJMP Anniversary which adopted the theme "Maayos na Pamamahala ng mga Piitan, Kaagapay ng Bayan para sa pagtaguyod at pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan."

District Jail of the Year and JPA Office of the year are among the BJMP unit awards, while Abueva picked for Bohol an individual award for administrator. 

Among other unit awardees claiming their plaques at the Cebu City Sports Club were Cebu City Jail Female Dormitory and Mabinay Municipal Hall of Negros Oriental, for both City Jail of the year and Municipal jail of the year awards. 

After his stint as District warden of the year in 2015, Boholano warden Abueva focused on administering reforms and policies at the Bohol jails and succeeded in getting the JPA of the year, in the individual awards category. 

This year's Warden of the year is Warden JCInspector Rosalina Malahay of Negros Oriental Provincial Jail while the City Warden of the year went to Cebu City Jail Female Dormitory warden JSInspector Jonabelle Roiles. 

Other awardees of the year include Municipal Jail Warden SJO4 Nathalie Mae Matillano, BJMP Senior Officer of the Year J/Superintendent Reynante Tubio, BJMP Senior Staff of the Year J/SInspector Richard Laure, BJMP Junior Officer of the year J/SInspector Jonabelle Roiles, Female JNCO of the Year JO1 Kalayaan Dungog, Male JNCO of the Year (national), JO1 Roche Altizo, Male JNCO of the Year (regional) JO2 Arvin Nunez and BJMP NUP of the Year NUP Gladys Nemeño. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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Visit Bohol theme: a hit
at Sandugo streetdance

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, (PIA) --Picking the theme of Visit Philippines and Visit Bohol 2015 worked expectedly for Bohol Island State University (BISU) and Tagbilaran City Sandugo Street dancing contingents enough to propel them to the top among 9 participants synchronically performing it out to win bragging rights and cash in Bohol's biggest festival dancing. 

Over the generally successful dance competition at the Carlos P Garcia Complex Sunday, however, comments on the excessive use of props and costume soared as the recent streetdancing contingents apparently push to the limits the budget for show visuals which influenced crowd in prematurely picking out favorites. 

Props and costumes, although claiming only 15% of the judging criteria in the Sandugo dance competition, by rough accounts, contribute to figures over half of the actual cost of trainings dancers, observers note. 

The props were too much !!! They took away our attention from the dancing, which the contest was all about, commented Reigh Monreal, a cultural worker, in his facebook account.

As to BISU and Tagbilaran City, working from that theme, both dancing contingents developed storylines that involved tourists venturing out to Bohol scenic spots, a theme that also had another dancing contingent Catigbian exploring years ago, it apparently worked. 

BISU and Tagbilaran City, like Catigbian complemented their performances with a strong showing of costumes and props, in neat choreographed succession, each showing Bohol's wealth of wonders, which earned the judges nods. 

With a good storyline such as visit Bohol 2015 in time for the homecoming of Boholanos around the globe, putting up a show with tourists and awesome Bohol nails you to a soft spot you can cling on and work on the over-all choreography and fine-tune on the performance, you should have a winning number, sums up a Boholano dance choreographer who easily picked Tagbilaran and BISU as top contenders before the results. 

BISU romped with the championship trophy and P300K cash while Tagbilaran City came up First Runner up with P250K and a trophy. 

The contest, which picks on choreography, story content, formation, appropriateness of steps and message clarity a good 30% in its criteria earns a good edge for a group if it works around a core theme, he explains at the sidelines of the contest. 

This year too, following years of Sandugo dancing on alien steps borrowed from the mardi gras, organizers demanded a workshop for Bohol choreographers to finally extract and show the distinctly Boholano in the dance, explained Marianito Luspo, while reading the criteria. 

Apart from that and the theme, working on Bohol environment, assured the enthusiastic yells from spectators. 

Other than that, the Sandugo dance showdown judges meticulously looked at performance in general, and the unison, the fitting steps, formations and the fluidity of transitions, along with the display of emotions from the dances in general posts up another 30% in the criteria. 

As for musicality, all contingents have shown attempts to blend in the Boholano, visayan music and rhythms into the presentations, the more prominently observed was Camayaan High School compared to the a mark higher than compliance other groups did. As the musical instruments were not entirely local, some of the beats were, but musicality was just 15% in the criteria. 

As to the entertainment rating, criteria says 10% and this year's contingents deserve no less than 7 so, the contest was really in the first two: choreography and execution. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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