- Maagap na pagbabalita.
- Maaasahang impormasyon.
- Magiliw na pakikipagkapwa.
- Magkakatuwang na pagbalikat sa responsibilidad.
- Mahusay na pagganap sa tungkulin.
San Jose, Baliwag – Muling pinatunayan ng Baliuag University College of Nursing na hindi ito patitinag at sa kanyang pwesto bilang isa sa pinakamahusay na dalubhasaan para sa kursong Nursing. Nagkamit nga ng 100% Passing Rate ang unibersidad batay sa inilabas na resulta ng Professional Regulations Commission Board of Nursing.
Ayon kay BU CON Dean Elizabeth Roxas,”sa aming ika-44 na taon, ang Baliuag University ay walang tigil sa pagbibigay ng kalidad na edukasyon sa Nursing at nakapagambag ng libo-libong nurse na ngayon ay pawang mga propesyunal na at mga nasa katungkulan.”
Naging panauhin naman si Municipal Administrator Enrique Tagle, kinatawan ni Punongbayan Ferdie V. Estrella, sa ginanap na Oath-Taking at Testimonial Luncheon sa Pamantasan. Sa kanyang mensahe sinabi ni MA Tagle: “ang inyong propesyon ay may kaakibat na responsibilidad. Ito ay isang bokasyon at katulad ng mga katangian na aming pinapahalagahan sa pamahalaang bayan ng Baliwag, kayo ay inaasahang maging magiliw, maagap, mahusay, maaasahan at makipagtuwang nang sa gayon kayo ay masabing mga matagumpay na propesyunal.”
Baliwag, Bulacan – Itinakda ng Department of Interior and Local Government ang halalan ng mga Liga ng mga Barangay ngayon araw para sa buong bansa. Para sa Baliwag, ang halalan ay isinagawa sa patnubay ni COMELEC Election Officer Gina Llave, DILG MLGOO Jayfie Nasaro, Baliwag Police Chief P/Supt. Marlon Santos at kinatawan mula sa Sangguniang Bayan ng Baliwag.
Nakakuha ng 25 boto si Kap. Ricky Romulo at tumakbo siya na walang kalaban. Si Brgy Captain Tagumpay Cruz ng Virgen delas Flores ay tumakbo naman bilang Bise Presidente at nakakuha din ng 25 boto. Si Barangay BIDA Multi-Sectoral Awardee Brgy. Capt. Ariel Cabingao naman ang inihalal na Auditor.
Board of Directors
Walo naman ang nahalal na Board of Directors ng liga na siyang magbubuo ng mga polisiya ng asosasyon. Ang mga sumususnod na Brgy Captains ang siyang uupo na BoD ng liga:
1. Poblacion – Brgy. Capt Hepe Alvaran
2. Tilapayong – Brgy. Capt. Tirso Tolentino
3. Hinukay – Brgy. Capt. Reynaldo dela Cruz
4. Tibag – Brgy. Capt. Renan Alcantara
5. Sto. Cristo – Brgy. Capt. Michael Lopez
6. San Roque – Brgy. Capt. Joey Antonio
7. Makinabang – Brgy. Capt. Rosalina Clemente
8. Matangtubig – Brgy. Capt. Isabelito Cabigao
Si Pinagbarilan Brgy. Captain Danilo Bugay ang siyang nagsilbing Chairman ng Election Committee
Baliwag, Bulacan – Baliwag Traffic Management Office released an advisory for the public concerning road closures in some streets within Poblacion to give way to an important congregation of the Iglesia ni Cristo.
The following roads will be closed to traffic until 12 noon:
BS Aquino Avenue
Cagayan Valley Road
Mariano Ponce St.
T. Bugallon St.
Likewise, the public terminal is temporarily transferred at the street before General Alejo Santos Bridge.
Baliwag Basketball team for intertown is going to be in quarter finals. Muli ay ipinamalas ng team baliwag ang kanilang kakayahan at husay sa pag kakapanalo sa laban sa bayan ng San Miguel team. Sa simula ng laro ang dalawang koponan ay hindi bumitiw para makapasok sa quarter final. Pinangunahan nila Tiquia, Javier, Pinca, Mendoza at Bacalla na kapwa nag pakita ng kakaibang determinasyon para makuha ang panalo sa score na 92-85. Ayon kay coach joseph “ Pumasok ang Baliwag sa knock out game laban sa malalaki at mabibilis na players ng San Miguel para sa natitirang Quarter Finals slot ng Gov. and Vice Gov. 2018 intertown basketball league”. maituturing na under dog naman ang ating team sapagkat galing sa talo ang team baliwag sa kanilang huling naging laban sa bayan ng hagonoy. Subalit nagpakita naman ng kakaibang determinasyon at bilis para makuha ang magandang simula ng laban at nag pakita din ng tapang at magandang laro ang team San Miguel para idikit ang score. Subalit napanatili ng team Baliwag ang mataas na antas ng laro at naging mas determinadong manalo. “Puso at tiwala sa isa’t-isa” ang naging sandata kasabay ng pag-hingi ng gabay sa ating poong maykapal upang makuha ang panalo at makapasok sa susunod na level ang competition kasama na ang walang sawang suporta ng ating butihing Mayor Fredinand V. Estrella at ang head ng Sports Development Office na si Baldo Torres at mga kasama niya na sila Coach Isagani Indon, Rolando Patawaran at si Joseph Patarawan. Nawa ay mag tuloy tuloy na ang panalo ng team baliwag hanggang makarating sa finals.
Baliwag, Bulacan – It was Sunday and news of a super typhoon headed north of Basco, Batanes dominated newsfeeds. Rain was enhanced by the monsoon. At 5pm, students began to contact Mayor Ferdie’s fanpage to inquire if there will be classes the next day, a Monday. Mayor’s page responded, “May pasok sa lahat ng antas…” Not losing hope, students continued to inquire as if pressuring the LGU to declare until 4am, the self-imposed schedule that the Office of the Mayor set to announce any class suspension.
Hopes dwindled and any chancs left narrowed to zero.
The pressure remained high.
Still, the Office of the Mayor continued to be firm despite uncessant pleas, (witty) banters and varying degree of opinions from students and parents alike.
That scenario will last five more days. In between Sunday and Thursday, there were two incidents that broke the camels back, one came from a grade 11 student who directly messaged the Mayor’s facebook with a foul language. The boy was asked to report to the mayor’s office. He was endorsed to a social worker. He will be visiting the social worker every week.
The Office of the Mayor maintained that it will not be liberal in suspending classes this school year especially when there is no storm warning signal raised. In the Department of Education, TESDA and Commission on Higher Education Joint Memorandum Circular, automatic suspension of classes is in order for elementary students when a storm signal no. 1 is raised; signal no. 2 for highschool and signal no. 3 for students in the tertiary level.
The Office of the Mayor following a recommendation from the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council could initiate a localized suspension based on the recommendation of the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. This is to make sure only classes in the affected areas will be suspended.
As of Thursday, July 12, 2018, only the BDRRMC of Brgy. Virgen delas Flores recommended to suspend classes in their area. The recommendation was received by the MDRRMC at 10:54am but later on denied since, most students were already inside the school premises. The Office of the Mayor stressed that, no suspension of classes will be done at the middle of the day or when most students are already inside the school to cause further inconvenience to parents and guardians who may need to skip work to fetch the students.
Netizens and Netiquette
In one day, the Public Assistance and Complaint Center recorded thousands of inquiries concerning class suspension. The office reminded everyone especially students to be courteous all the time and avoid giving comments using foul language. Municipal Administrator Enrique Tagle said: “Certainly, responses that are contrary to our shared values, unnecessary and cheap will not be tolerated. They must show respect to the Mayor or any of his authorized staff who are painstakingly, responding to all of their inquiries 24/7. If they cannot show respect to the highest elected official, who else will they respect? We will deal with them accordingly. They must remember that decisions regarding class suspensions are made based on available data provided by different agencies and unit and not by whims. The government’s concerns do not end with class suspensions.”
Read Mayor Ferdie’s related post here Mayor Ferdie Ranted on Facebook, Recommended to Schools to Check Students
Class Suspension Today
The Office of the Mayor announced the suspension of classes today, July 18 at around 10pm last night.
The Mayor also explained that cancellation of classes at 11:20 in the morning was not his decision but of Vice Governor Daniel Fernando, Bulacan’s OIC Governor. Mayor Ferdie reacted that had it his way, students will continue to have classes because unlike, Malolos and other coastal towns, Baliwag is relatively higher in topography. “While some schools experienced flooding, many schools are relatively normal and safe to have classes. We understand that our schools cater to residents from nearby towns, if they feel they are not safe to go to school, they can miss the class. Safety and convenience must be a personal judgement. I am sure teachers will be liberal in excusing students. School Officials must be liberal in excusing teachers and personnel who cannot come to work.
Read Mayor Ferdie Estrella’s Statement Regarding the Cancellation of Classes Yesterday Mayor Ferdie, Nagpaliwanag hinggil sa Suspensiyon ng Klase Kahapon
The 9th National Workshop on Civil Registration with the theme “#napapanahongCRVS” was conducted last June 5-7, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center. On the first day of the event, it highlighted the 2015 to 2024 Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Decade activities including guidance towards excellent public service and ended with an open forum. It also focused on the participation of other government agencies on CRVS. After the discussion the awarding of the Outstanding LCROs – 2016 took place.
On the second day of session, June 6, 2018, #CRVS Policies and Procedures was discussed regarding civil registration procedures, processes, and guidelines including policies, current issues, and updates. The session ended with an open forum. It also covered CRVS Data which entailed presentation of statistics on vital events and relevant SDG monitoring at the international and country level perspective. Innovations on CRVS Operations aimed to present the new development on the processing of request for civil registry documents and other practices from other countries to advocate enhancement of CRVS in the Philippines were also discussed. This session catapulted with the awarding of the Outstanding LCROs – 2017.
On the third day, June 7, 2018, CRVS points of view reflected the perspective of data source and users to improve the quality of civil registration services. To sum it all, the convention was truly rewarding because the participants considered it highly educational and of valuable importance to make use of in their everyday practice at their respective local civil registry offices.
(Article by: Rizaldy Tomacruz of LCR)
Baliwag, Bulacan – Matapos nga na madiskubre na sinuspinde ng McDonald’s Baliwag ang pagtanggap sa benepisyong inilaan para sa Birthday Blowout para kay Lolo at Lola, nagpahayag ng pagkadismaya si SB Committee on Senior Citizens’ Affairs Chairman, Konsehal Gener Ligon dahilan upang ipatawag niya sa Sangguniang Bayan ng Baliwag ang mga partner companies ukol dito.
Maging ang mga department heads ay inimbitahan din at hiningan ng paliwanag kung ang nasabing aksyon ay naayon sa Memorandum of Agreement na nilagdaan ng dalawang partido. Lumalabas na dapat ay nag abiso ang McDonald’s sampung araw bago ang suspensiyon kung may dahilan man.
Ayon kay Municipal Accountant Diana Payuran, “hindi natin maaiwasan na magkaroon ng mga outstanding collection sa Pamahalaang Bayan ng Baliwag ang McDonald’s ngunit ito ay iba doon sa account ng senior citizens at stipulated iyon sa contract. May mga fastfood partners din ang may malaking payables ang Baliwag pero hindi sila basta-basta nagpapatigil sa programa.”
Dumalo din si Municipal Administrator Enrique Tagle upang ipaliwanag ang mga hakbangin ng gobyerno ni Mayor Ferdie upang mapagserbisyuhan ng mas episyente hindi lang ang mga senior citizens pati na din ang mga suppliers katulad ng McDonalds. Aniya, “noong una pa man ay nakita na namin ang problema na iyan kaya naconceptualize ang Baliwag Benefits Card. Masyadong nadedelay ang mga fastfood sa documentation procedure ng programang iyan kaya naiintindihan natin kung bakit nahuhuli sila mag bill lalo na kung December. Bukod sa mas madami na ang nagaavail sa programang iyan ay nais sana ni Mayor Ferdie na mas mapalawig ang mga partner suppliers at hindi lang ito limitado sa mga fastfood kung hindi pati na din sa mga supermarket, salon, drugstores at iba pa. Sa pamamagitan ng BALIWAG BENEFITS CARD ay mas mapapabilis ang mga transaksyon dito. Itatap lang ang card, pipirmahan at saka automatic na maggegenerate naman ito ng bill.”
Watch Baliwag Web TV’s Issue on Baliwag Benefits Card Distribution Sinimulan na!
Baliwag, Bulacan – Alinsunod sa direktiba ng Pamahalaang Nasyunal na magkaroon ng mas bukas at tumutugon na pamahalaan, ipinagutos ni Mayor Ferdie V. Estrella ang pagtatatag ng isang unit para sa Muslim Affairs, sa ilalim ng Tanggapan ng Community Affairs.
Ayon kay Baliwag Community Affairs Office head, Jinky Bron-Bernardino, “nais ni Mayor Ferdie na magkaroon ng tanggapan ang mga kapatid natin na Muslim nang sa gayon ay agarang madinig ang kanilang mga pangangailangan. Sila ay mga Pilipino at hindi dapat sila ituring na second class citizens.”
Ayon naman kay Municipal Administrator Enrique Tagle, “napapanahon ang hakbang na ito dahil sa panahon na ngayon ng integrasyon at diversipikasyon kung kaya’t sa isang pamayanan na may iba’t-ibang kultura at tradisyon ay dapat natin lawakan ang kaalaman dito. Hangga’t hindi natin binibigyan ng puwang ang mga kapatid nating muslim ng buong loob at pang unawa ay hindi natin pinapahalagahaan ang kapayapaan.”
Samatala, mainit nga ang naging pangtanggap ng muslim community sa paglagda ni Mayor Ferdie Estrella ng executive order na nagtatatag ng opisina para sa mga muslim noong Eid’l Fitri. Sinabi ni Olo Racman, Pangulo ng Muslim Association of Baliwag, “natatangi ang araw na ito sapagkat mahigit 20 taon na ang mga muslim sa Baliwag ngunit, ngayon lang ito nabigyan ng tamang pagkilala. Salamat Mayor Ferdie sa atensiyong iyong binigay. Matatala ito sa kasaysayan na ng Baliwag at mga muslim na nagpahalaga ka sa amin at inalis ang anumang harang na naghihiwalay sa amin.”
Diwa ng Tarlak, Tarlac City – For the first time, Baliwag is now included among the list of exemplary Business Permits and Licensing Offices in the Region. This came after the validation ended and bestowed to various cities and municipalities recognition in four component areas such as: streamlining, automation, customer service and institutionalization.
In Bulacan, the Municipality of Sta. Maria was able to get numerous recognition in all four component areas.
“When we started to reform the BPLO, we simply wanted to streamline and make sure our clients will not anymore be inconvenienced. We were able to surpass that goal, evidenced by the nomination of CLGCFi in all four categories. The efforts may not have yet, the winning mix but we will get there. Watch out for us next year,” Mayor Ferdie stated.
Meanwhile, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries Regional Governor and Baliwagenya Mrs. Gigi Simbulan congratulated the stellar performance of Baliwag in the last two years of Mayor Ferdie. She said: “I am happy that these reforms especially in the ease of doing business component are for real and being faithfully implemented in our hometown.”
Moncada, Tarlac Mayor and Tarlac LMP President Lita Aquino expressed excitement upon seeing Mayor Ferdie Estrella and Municipal Administrator Enrique Tagle received the recognition for Baliwag. “I told you. I am happy that you all have been doing very well there in Baliwag. I’ve been hearing about it,” she ecstatically ended.
The Municipality of Baliwag under the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) in partnership with Planet CORA hosted an Eco-Students Forum which tackles discussion and workshop focusing about feasible solutions to the arising dilemma on plastics.
The said eco-forum was conducted on June 28, 2018 at Baliwag Climate Change Center, DRT Highway, Pagala, Baliwag, Bulacan. Ecoheroes and Mountain Watch Philippines, represented by founder Celineism, also got to talk about How to #BeAnEcohero in the Plastic Battle focusing on doable and simple lifestyle adjustments to help alleviate plastic pollution.
Through this, eco-students forum aims to equip the youth with the awareness and knowledge to address this concerns. Also, a great opportunity in creating innovative ideas to cope with this inevitable problem.
Participants from the said seminar were attended by students and teachers from nine public and private schools across Baliwag.
Isang bagong kasaysayan muli ang nangyari noong June 19, 2018 sa baliwag star arena. Sa kauna unahang pagkakataon ginanap ang Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) game na kung saan ito ay itinatag ng ating butihing Senador manny pacquiao. Lunes june 18,2018 nag handa ang star arena at iba’t ibang opisina ng pamahalaang bayan ng baliwag para sa panibagong makaysaysayan na mangyayari sa ating bayan. June 20, 2018 araw ng martes sa ganap na alas-6 ng gabi binuksan ang pinto ng star arena para sa mga manonood upang masaksihan ang panibagong kaganapan, sakto 7:00 pm nag umpisa ang laban sa pagitan ng team ng makati skyscrapers at basilan steel na kung saan ito ay dinaluhan ng libo libong manunuod at ng ating butihing mayor Ferdinand V. Estrella. Nagtapos ang laro sa ganap na alas-9 pm at tinanghal na panalo ang Makati skyscrapers sa pangunguna ng kanilang head coach at dating stand out player ng de lasalle university na si coach Cholo Villanueva. Pag pasok naman ng second game dumating ang masigasig at team owner ng bulacan kuyas na si 1st dist. Cong. Jonathan Sy-alvarado na kung saan pinasinayaan nila sa pamamagitan ng ceremonial toss ang laban sa pagitan ng Bulacan kuyas at Rizal crusaders kasama ang ating mayor Ferdinanad V. Estrella. Nag umpisa ang laro at natapos ang unang quarter ng laban ay lamang ang team ng rizal steel. Subalit hindi nagpadaig ang ating mga kababayang mga taga bulacan na kung saan makalipas ang 3rd quater hinabol ng team Bulacan kuyas ang lamang ng kalaban at itinanghal na panalo sa larong iyon. masasabing isang magandang pangyayari at buong pagsuporta ang ginawa ng pamahalaang bayan ng baliwag para sa MPBL sa pamumuno ng ating butihing mayor at ibat ibang ahensiya ng pamahalaang bayan. patuloy ang pag gawa ng kasaysayan sa pamumuno ng ating mayor ferdinand v estrella. Muli po sa lahat ng sumuporta at nakiisa maraming salamat.
Another recognition was once again attained by the municipality of Baliwag in the recently held three-day long environmental summit by the DENR-EMB III (Environmental Management Bureau) on June 29, 2018 at Savannah Resorts and Hotel at Angeles, City of Pampanga.
The recognition ceremony is part of the 3rd day of the said summit which recognizes the municipality’s exemplary performance for being an exhibitor of it’s good environmental practices. Fortunately, Baliwag is one of the chosen municipality to participate on the said exhibit.
In behalf of Mayor Ferdie V. Estrella, MENRO Edgar S. Luna received the plaque of recognition awarded by the Regional Director (EMB-R3) Lormelyn E. Claudio, CESO IV.
Through this recognition, it only proves that the municipality of Baliwag is indeed in pursuance of taking initiatives to deliver “Serbisyong may Malasakit para sa Kalikasan!”
In line with its invaluable effort to sustain a clean and green environment, Barangay Tarcan from Baliwag, Bulacan was recognized as one of the nine (9) best Barangays in the region III for having implemented best environmental management programs.
The said recognition ceremony is part of Environmental Management Bureau’s (EMB-III) regional search entitled “The Search for the Cleanest and Greenest Model Barangays”. It is in support with the active participation of barangays in the implementation of Republic Act 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000). The awarding rites was held on June 28, 2018 at Savannah Resort and Hotel, Angeles, Pampanga. Capt. Ariel Cabingao from Barangay Tarcan together with Municipal ENRO Edgar S. Luna received the plaque of recognition awarded by EMB Regional Director Lormelyn E. Claudio, CESO IV.
Barangay Tarcan’s success is a true pride to the municipality of Baliwag in partnership with the MENRO and undying support from its local government.
It has always been the advocacy of the Local Chief Executive of Baliwag, Honorable Mayor Ferdinand V. Estrella, to ensure the safety and over all well-being of all Baliwagenyo’s. That is why the Local Government of Baliwag has never stopped its pursuit to excellence one through gearing towards global standards in providing the best kind and most suitable programs and services that will not only ensure the safety of all Baliwagenyo’s but will equip them to be disaster ready and resilient at all given time.
It was just last June 22, 2018, that the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office had sat down together with the esteemed group of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) situated at Clark, Pampanga to tackle about future partnership, in lieu of the Local Governments vision of a safe and resilient City.
The PDRF is a non government organization that focuses on Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Rehabilitation in a National Scale. The said organization is the first in the world that is an organization, build by different private businesses coming together to form as such, that will handle disaster related issues. The PDRF has helped not only local Cities and Municipalities with regards planning about disaster preparedness but as well in a global scale, with the different Countries in the Asia.
The initial meeting with the technical staff of the PDRF with the Baliwag delegates Alvin Lee Asuro (MDRRMO), Gerard Mhel Tolentino (SWO-III), Dr. Nordivince Legaspi (Rural Health Physician) and Ms. Brenda Bernardo (Project Development Officer III) focused on the mobilization of the people at the grassroot level and development of appropriate programs and activities through community involvement and private sector engagement.
The series of consultation and brainstorming of the two parties are set to resume this July for the program design devoted in equipping not only the Local Government of Baliwag in handling and preparing for disasters but as well as the overall empowerment of all Baliwagenyo’s in both the private and public sector, and of such the basic unit of the society, the Family.