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  • Pentium M 735 – 1.6 GHz, 2MB L2 cache
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  • 64 MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
  • 512×1 MB RAM
  • 40 GB, 5400 RPM hard drive
  • CD/DVD-ROM
  • Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG
  • 8-cell lithium-ion battery
  • Windows XP (clean install), Microsoft software bundle, free internet security/antivirus and many more.
  • weighs 5.75 pounds

Dell 17″ LCD Monitor – Php 11,000

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Dell Optiplex GX260 SFF P4 2.4 GHz – Php 13,500

dell optiplex gx260

Specifications:

  • Dell OptiPlex GX260 SFF
  • Intel Pentium 4 2400MHz
  • 512MB of RAM Installed
  • Two (2) DIMM slots
  • 40GB IDE Hard Drive
  • IDE Slimline CD ROM Drive Installed (Various speeds)
  • Slimline Floppy Drive Installed
  • Windows XP Pro Installed with Media
  • Integrated Video Installed
  • One (1) half height PCI Slot & One (1) half height AGP Slot
  • Two (2) PS/2 Ports
  • Six (6) USB Ports / 4 Back and 2 Front
  • One (1) Serial Port & One (1) Parallel Port
  • Onboard Network & Audio Installed
  • PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Included

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  • Dell 17″ LCD Monitor
  • Dell Optiplex GX260 CPU
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • AVR
  • 6 Sockets Heavy Duty Extension Cord
  • HP D1550 Printer
  • Webcam
  • Headset

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DOJ warning to media: A clear and shameless attempt to criminalize press freedom

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) calls on all journalists and media organizations to defy Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez’ warning to hold media criminally liable for “disobeying” so-called lawful orders from government officers.It is a clear and shameless attempt to criminalize the exercise of press freedom and a clear case of prior restraint – a violation of the Philippine Constitution, no less – that no self-respecting journalist and media outfit will accept.

Heeding such a warning would be to abrogate the media’s duty to serve the people’s right to know.

That the official supposedly tasked with ensuring our laws are upheld can even entertain such an unconstitutional idea while continuing to turn a blind eye to the many unsolved media assaults and murders can only indicate how much this administration values our rights and freedoms. Read the rest of this entry »

CRIME CITY TAGBILARAN?

The City of Tagbilaran barely yawned from the Christmas frolicking when it woke up – shocked to a new year of crime wave in 2008. Juan de

la Cruz had just changed his calendar.

Is this our Tagbilaran City – once upon a time ridiculed as a metropolis too peaceful for its own good? Is hooliganism in vogue? Is criminality now the rule of the day?

Too bad, we are not a Gotham City where you can flash the aerial signal for Batman and Robin to collar the usual suspects. But we are a city with supposedly trained policemen and a hefty “intelligence” budget plus tanods with patrol and arrest functions.

What in the names of Joker and Penguin are these authorities doing?

In a span of days, four shooting incidents and a series of burglaries resulted in the same suspects: John Does and address: Blank Wall. No arrests and no solutions.

Somebody is sitting on his job. It is not the citizens of the city.

Ronald Sendrijas, 35, former rebel, was shot dead by two men in motorcycle in an area near a well lighted signage of Paz Pharmacy along the second busiest street (Gallares) of the city. The murderers shot him with a 9mm gun and wore no bonnets which means: catch us if you can, boys. They haven’t, at press time. The criminals’ dare then was not an empty boast.

The Karapatan group in the Central Visayas said that Sendrijas had “no enemies except the military” while Colonel Cesay Yanos, commanding officer of the 302nd Infantry Brigade here countered it could have been the handiwork of the former comrades of the reformed rebel.

The city couldn’t care less which side did it; it does care that they are brought to the bar of justice and jailed. How long will the city wait?

Before that, a series of unsolved shooting incidents occurred on January 12, 15 and 16. They occurred in Sacred Heart Village, San Isidro district and the Fish Port Terminal. Crimes unsolved.

About the same time, several burglaries were reported including a building just a stone’s throw away from the City PNP headquarters. Several offices were ransacked – and it appears that the security guard on duty had no license. Burglars likewise entered the ceiling of PJ Star, a Cebu-based cellphone store who lost 100 cellular telephones. This store is situated in a building along another busy street (B. Inting).

Where is the police progress report on these? Or shall we just add these to the growing list of unsolved crimes of the city?

We ask the City Mayor Dan Lim, the police main hierarchy and the 15 newly elected captains to do a serious crime watch in our community before we become another crime city and drive investors and tourists away. That would be tragic.

Last we saw, we have five new “spider” vehicles for the barangay composite teams.

We hope we have the right personnel to man them and that there is no need to SOS Spider Man himself as well.

Last we heard even Spider Man the DC Marvel comic hero is also set to be retired by the publishers.

SOMETHING FISHY

There are two things in the city that smell fishy – but at least the feisty mayor Dan Lim has thrown his (right) iron hand against one of them.

We commend the City Mayor for exercising strong political will in the demolition of illegal structures at the Causeway Terminal and the Dao Public Market. Ignoring the political costs in favor of the verdict of history, the City Mayor said the vendors have abused the kindness of the city and have converted them to entertainment centers and areas conducive to “police characters.”

Mayor Lim by his brave act had clearly drawn the line on the sand – and those who cross it will have his wrath. He can go further by converting the Causeway Terminal into a “welcome sight” for tourists being situated as it does at one of the mouths of the fabled Panglao island.

The other fishy matter has to do with the unconscionable, heartless prices of fish in the city that sits on an island surrounded by vast seawaters. To get fish at a price of P130 to P250 per kilo is outrageous – and something really fishy is going on here.

It’s a good thing that the crazy congressman never had his bill to repeal the economic law of supply and demand approved into law. Because the law “of supply and demand” makes us understand what is fishy from what is not.

If the demand is there, the surest way to increase price is curtail supply – by creating an artificial shortage by shipping fish elsewhere. The other is to corner the fish supply among compradors and then impose a cartelized or uniform pricing – to the detriment of the consuming public.

The public has cried loudly enough over our sister Station DYRD and complained to their elected representatives to do something about this anomalous situation.

We challenge Mayor Lim to make true his “another” promise to accredit fishing vessels docking at the fish ports in the city and ensuring free market trade.

Let’s encourage him to use his (left) iron hand against this conscienceless fishing cartel. And even ruin their illicit trade permanently by inviting other more “free market” oriented fish traders in our city.

We don’t need capitalist vultures preying their fishy means over this city. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Expenses for Bohol trip

These are the recent rates on the tourist destinations and affordable hotel rooms in Bohol as of January 2008:

Entrance Fees:

Baclayon Museum – Php 25/ person

Alburquerque Phyton in Captivity – donation only

Loboc Floating Resto – Php 280/ person (buffet meal)

Boat for Rent, River Cruise, Loboc – Php 600 (good for 5 – 10 persons)

Foot Bridge, Sevilla – donation only

Mag-aso Falls, Antequera – Php 20/ person

Hinagdanan Cave, Dauis – Php 25/ person

Sagbayan Peak – Php 20/person

Horseback Riding, Bilar – Php 50 – 100/ hour

Chocolate Hills, Carmen – Php 25/person

Affordable Hotels and Pension House:

  • Dao Diamond – Php 975/nite

Contact: 0919-8856306/+63-38-501-8890/

411-5568 ext. 2

  • Bohol Coconut Palms Resort, Laya,Baclayon – Php 1,030, Php 1,400, Php 2,500 / nite

Contact: +63-38-540-9250

  • Metro Centre Hotel – 1,450.00 • Superior B 1,250.00 • Standard

Contact: (038)411-2599; fax no. (038)411-5866

metroctr@mozcom.com

  • Bohol Tropics Resort – 1,595.00 • Super Twin Room 1,265.00 • Standard Twin Room

Contact: (038)411-3510 to 14, 411-2529

info@boholtropics.com

  • Hotel La Roca – 1,200.00 • De Luxe Twin 1,080.00 • De Luxe Double 960.00 • Standard Twin 840.00 • Single Room

Contact: (038)411-3796 to 98, 411-3179

laroca@larocagroup.com

  • Wregent Plaza Hotel – P 1,400.00 • Suite 1,200.00 • De Luxe Double 1,100.00 • De Luxe Single 900.00 • Standard Double 800.00 • Standard Single

Contact: (038)411-3144, 411-3951, 411-3971 info@wregent.com

  • East Coast Tourist Inn – P 1,200.00 • Penthouse 800.00 • Single De Luxe 650.00 • Single Standard

Contact: (038)501-7210

  • Taver’s Pension House – P 1,000.00 • De Luxe Double 800.00 • De Luxe Single 750.00 • Standard Double 600.00 • Standard Single

Contact: (038)411-4896, 411-3983, 411-4797

  • Villa Alzhun Tourist Inn & Restaurant – P 1,580.00 • Suite 1,200.00 • Superior 900.00 • Standard

Contact: (038)411-3893

For other information on hotels and pension house please refer to this link: http://www.tagbilaran.gov.ph/accommodations.php

Suggested Dining Places while enjoying your stay in Tagbilaran City and Bohol in general:

  • Chicken Ati-atihan (tasty chicken)
  • Gerry’s Grill (great ambience and nice food)
  • Bakstiq (exotic menu)
  • Garden Café (variety of menu at affordable prices) served by deaf-mute crews
  • Bohol Bee Farm (for the vegetarians)
  • Aling Mary’s BBQ – (for the cowboys)…meaning for those who are budget-conscious..serve only “puso”or cooked rice inside the weaved coconut leaves & grilled pork and chicken that includes its feet also called “adidas”, neck and intestines

Fast Ferry Schedules

Oceanjet

CEBU – TAGBILARAN Daily Schedule

Trip
Estimated Time of Departure
Estimated Time of Arrival
Accomodation
Tourist Class
Business Class
1
6:00 AM
7:40 AM
Php 575.00
Php 875.00
2
9:30 AM
11:20 AM
Php 575.00
Php 875.00
3
2:00 PM
3:50 PM
Php 575.00
Php 875.00
4
6:20 PM
8:00 PM
Php 575.00
Php 875.00

TAGBILARAN – CEBU Daily Schedule

Trip
Estimated Time of Departure
Estimated Time of Arrival
Accomodation
Tourist Class
Business Class
1
7:15 AM
9:05 AM
Php 575.00
Php 875.00
2
11:50 AM
1:40PM
Php 575.00
Php 875.00
3
4:20 PM
6:00 PM
Php 575.00
Php 875.00
4
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
Php 575.00
Php 875.00

Weesam Fare: P375 one way

TAGBILARAN-CEBU Schedules

Trip

Departure

Arrival

Frequency *

WEESAM8

07:00 am

09:00 am

DAILY

WEESAM8

11:30 am

01:30 pm

DAILY

WEESAM8

04:20 pm

06:20 pm

DAILY

CEBU-TAGBILARAN Schedules

Trip

Departure

Arrival

Frequency *

WEESAM8

09:10AM

11:10AM

DAILY

WEESAM8

02:00PM

4:00PM

DAILY

WEESAM8

06:30PM

8:30PM

DAILY

Supercat Fare: PhP 425.00 one way

CEBU-TAGBILARAN Schedules

Trip

Departure

Arrival

Frequency *

1

8:00 AM

9:45 AM

DAILY

2

12:00 PM

1:45 PM

DAILY

3

4:00 PM

5:45 PM

DAILY

TAGBILARAN-CEBU Schedules

Trip

Departure

Arrival

Frequency *

1

10:00 AM

11:45 AM

DAILY

2

2:00 PM

3:45 PM

DAILY

3

6:00 PM

7:45 PM

DAILY

I hope these info can help in planning your next trip. See ya!

Mamista ta sa Bohol (Bohol Fiesta)

Boholanos are known for their unique hospitality. One of the most common hospitality “icon” of the Boholanos is the FIESTA. During fiesta time in any part of Bohol, family & friends ( and even strangers) can come to a house of a host and enjoy the sumptuous foods served on the table. Everybody would be welcome to “eat the house”…..
During the month of May, if one is just adventurous enough, he can go around the whole province of Bohol and enjoy eating for free for the whole month. Everyday in the month of May, there is a town, a barrio, or even a “sitio”, that is celebrating a FIESTA. May is the month when Bohol is “sinking” because the population of Bohol during this month is multiplied twice, thrice, or even four times. A lot of people really come to Bohol to attend the FIESTA. And, Boholanos, from where ever they may come from, come home to their hometowns to attend the fiesta.

Every town in Bohol celebrates their fiesta in different dates. And Boholanos, even if they live in different parts of the globe, outside Bohol, really try their best to come home to their hometown on fiesta. This is the best time for them to meet old friends, relatives, share their blessings, and just enjoy the festivities.

FEAST DAY MUNICIPALITIES / CITY PATRON SAINT
January 16 Cortes Sto. Niño
January 16 Pres. Garcia Holy Child
January 16 Valencia Sr. Sto. Niño
January 17 Carmen St. Anthony de Abbot
January 29 Ubay Holy Child
Last Saturday of January Getafe Holy Infant
February 11 Dagohoy Our Lady of Lourdes
February 11 K of C Tagbilaran City Our Lady Of Lourdes
April 5 Bool – Tagbilaran City St. Vincent Ferrer
April 27 Corella Nuestra Señora del Villar
May 1 Tagbilaran City St. Joseph the Worker
May 3 Dao – Tagbilaran City Sta. Cruz
May 4 Alburquerque Sta. Monica
May 4 Mabini Sta. Monica
May 4/Aug. 28 Sagbayan San Agustin
May 8 San Miguel St. Michael
May 10 Calape St. Vincent Ferrer
May 15 Bilar St. Isidore the Farmer
May 15 Trinidad St. Isidore
May 15 Tubigon San Isidro Labrador
May 19 Candijay St. Joseph
May 29 San Isidro St. Isidore
May 29 Talibon Blessed Trinity
June 13 Sikatuna St. Anthony de Padua
June 24 Garcia Hernandez St. John the Baptist
June 29 Loboc St. Peter the Apostle
June 30 Inabangga St. Paul
July 16 Balilihan Virgin of Carmel
July 16/Aug. 22 Taloto – Tagbilaran City Immaculate Heart of Mary
July 25 Batuan St. James
July 26 Alicia St. Joachim
August 15 Dauis Our Lady of Assumption
August 16 Tip-tip – Tagbilaran City San Roque
August 28 Panglao San Agustin
September 8 /1st sat. of Sept. Guindulman Our Lady of Consolation
1st Sat. of Sept. Lindaville – Tagbilaran City Birhen sa Barangay
September 8 Loon Our Lady of Light
September 10 Dimiao St. Nicolas de Tolentino
September 29 Clarin St. Michael
September 29 Jagna St. Michael
October 7 Buenavista Sto. Rosario
October 7 Lila Holy Rosary
October 11 Pilar Virgen del Pilar
October 16 Cogon – Tagbilaran City Birhen sa Barangay
November 24 Maribojoc St. Vincent
December 8 Baclayon Immaculate Conception
December 8 Catigbi-an Immaculate Conception
December 8 Duero Immaculate Conception
December 8 Sierra Bullones Immaculate Conception
December 12 Sevilla Virgen of Guadalupe
December 12 Booy – Tagbilaran City Virgen of Guadalupe
December 30 Danao Holy Family
Movable Anda Holy Infant
Movable Antequera Sto. Rosario
Movable Bien Unido Holy Child
Movable Loay Santisima Trinidad

Eskaya Tribe

The Eskaya, less commonly known as the Visayan-Eskaya, is the collective name for the members of a cultural minority found in Bohol, Philippines. The Eskaya community is distinguished by its cultural heritage, particularly its literature and language, although many of its earlier traditional practices are no longer strictly observed.[1] Reports indicate that Eskaya linguistic and cultural education has been in steady decline since the mid-1980s.[2][3][4]

Most members of the Eskaya community inhabit a mountainous area that intersects the municipalities of Duero, Guindulman, Pilar and Sierra Bullones in the once-forested region of Bohol’s southeast interior. The original Eskaya settlement of Biabas (Guindulman), was established in the early 20th century by Mariano Datahan who died in 1949.[5] In 1951, the second township of Taytay (municipality of Duero) was founded by Fabian Baja in accordance with Datahan’s directions.[6] Significant Eskaya populations are now also found in the nearby townships of Canta-ub, Lundag, Tambongan, Cadapdapan and Fatimah. In 1996, the Eskaya community was awarded a certificate of Ancestral Domain Claim by President Fidel Ramos.[7] An official census of the Eskaya population has not yet been made. One report estimates that in 1991 there were 130 Eskaya families living in Bohol.[8]

The teaching of Eskayan in the volunteer schools is one of the few remaining cultural practices of the Eskaya community.
Formerly, Eskaya men would wear shirts made of piña raffia with a Chinese-style collar, black breeches and cotton berets. Women wore piña dresses with bulging sleeves similar to the Spanish-influenced Boholano style (mostly in Biabas) and covered their hair with cotton habits (mostly in Taytay).[16] Traditionally, women were not permitted to cut their hair short nor wear trousers, and drinking and dancing were universally prohibited. For the most part these customs have been discontinued, however traditional dress is sometimes worn on Sundays and special occasions.

At weddings the parents of the bride offer the couple a glass of water and a comb. The comb is dipped in the water and run through the hair of both bride and groom. Rice is then showered on the couple, connoting plenty.[16]
Until recently, the Eskaya practised a form of communal farming in which a portion of land was tilled for the benefit of the whole community.

Although the Eskaya had been known to people living in the vicinity of Bohol’s southeast highlands prior to World War II, it was only in the early 1980s that they came to wider public attention when government agricultural advisers toured the province to introduce Green Revolution policies.[19] Local journalists and researchers have since suggested various theories on the origins of the Eskaya but there is still no broad consensus on the subject.[18]

As far as documented evidence is concerned, genealogies attest that many of the predecessors of those living in the communities today originally came from the town of Loon on Bohol’s western coast;[20] Mariano Datahan is reported to have arrived at the site of present-day Biabas at the turn of the nineteenth century; The Philippine Independent Church in Biabas was established in 1902;[13] Datahan wrote a letter to President Manuel Quezon in 1937;[11] and the resistance hero Col. Esteban Bernido records a meeting with Datahan in Biabas in 1944.[21][22]

mariano-datahan.jpg

The Eskaya community has been the object of ongoing controversy, particularly with regards to its status as an indigenous group and the classification of the Eskayan language.[9] Intense speculation in the 1980s and 1990s on the part of journalists and lay historians generated a number of theories that continue to be elaborated without resolution.[18]

It has been argued variously that the Eskaya are a remnant of the original indigenous settlers on Bohol;[1] that they migrated to Bohol from Sumatra in the seventh century A.D.;[23] that they are descendants of the resistance groups that fought under Francisco Dagohoy;[24] that they are a cult[25] or secret society;[10] or that they are a conscious reconstruction of an imagined pre-colonial society.[11]

Some of the more unusual proposals are that the Eskaya people are a Semitic proto-Christian tribe;[26] that they possess the lost book of Enoch;[27] that they are descended from the builders of King Solomon’s temple;[12] that their existence proves the imminence of a second Messiah in Bohol; or that they guard esoteric secrets.[13]

Likewise, the Eskayan speech variety has been associated with languages as disparate as Hebrew, Greek, and Etruscan. Recent studies have revealed that the syntax of Eskayan is identical to that of Cebuano,[11][4][9] lending weight to the theory that Eskayan is actually an elaborate form of Cebuano coding.[6][11][9]

Legally, the Eskaya are classified as an indigenous group under Republic Act or R.A. No. 8371 entitled “The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997.[7][28]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskaya

Wonders of Bohol

  • Chocolate Hills

Spread over the municipalities of Carmen, Sagbayan and Batuan, the Chocolate Hills is definitely the province’s signature attraction. It consists of approximately 1,268 haycock hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters. In the summers, the dome-shaped grass covered limestone hills dry up and turn brown, transforming the area into seemingly endless rows of chocolate kisses.

Chocolate Hills

  • Tarsier

Considered the smallest living primate, the tarsier measures 4 to 5 inches with a tail that is longer than its body. Reportedly, it has been around for 36 million years. Can you believe that? Well now it has the status of an endangered species.

  • Dive Sites

A1 dive sites in Balicasag and Cabilao Islands enable one to marvel at one of the most colorful and exotic display of marine life comparable to Tubattaha of Palawan, a world heritage site. Three words describe diving in Bohol: “deep, steep walls,” which provide permanent niches for moray eels, lionfish, coral stalactites, sponges and other marine species.

 

Balicasag Island

 

  • Beaches, Falls and Resorts

Bohol (arguably) has the best white sand beaches in the world and is dotted .

 

Alona Beach (Panglao)

Copyright by Martin van der Beer

 

Mag-Aso Falls (Antequera)

 

 

  • Heritage Sites

Bohol’s rich cultural heritage is apparent in structures made of coraline limestones, including churches, conventos, old bridges, watchtowers, escuelas de niños y niñas, cabildos and presidencias. These well-preserved, although deteriorating, heritage structures were built during the Spanish colonial era.

 

Baclayon Church

  • Arts and Culture

Bohol’s sixth pillar of tourism is our people’s dynamic arts, artistic traditions, and cultural expressions. In music, painting, dance, literature, theatre, sculpture, and most recently the movies, Boholanos have reared exceptional artists who rose to national stature and international distinction.

 

Sandugo Street Dancing

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