Sunday, October 28, 2007

Albor Libjo Wild Fire Oct 29.

So who set the fire? If you heard of the news about forest fires in California. It burns properties and even causes some deaths. There should really be something, someone who started the fire if not by accident. If someone does, he really knows what he's doing. He knows which place to start and with the winds blowing at high speed and its direction. He must have done such trouble with intentions.

Anyways, in our local news a fire also has started, sort of. If you'll know October 29 is the the Barangay election. Local or barangay election is unique. Not like national, provincial or the municipal level where fight focuses on a party versus another party, in Barangay level this is more of a personal a family versus another family fight. And this time in Albor Libjo the one running in both parties for Barangay captain belongs to the same family. Although they are of different last names now, but they really is based on the same family roots and depend of same votes. Splitting the family.

Family is the very basic level when it comes to social, political, health, education in the Philippines. If you create trouble at that level then you will see the consequence. Sources said money (vote buying) again will play a big role in this campaign. Well, I'm not sure family ties can be broken with money. We will just wait for the result.

So who then set the fire? Someone should have started and comes with the idea. And if someone does is he must be an expert in doing this and he has some purpose.

Monday, October 15, 2007

News: Jean Garcia in Dinagat

Exclusive video of Jean Garcia in Dinagat by GMA Showbiz Central

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Future Day Coconut

If you traveled around Dinagat Island you will noticed most of the land is covered with coconut trees. Except with the mountains though which is still covered with forest trees. Yes coconut farming before is the main livelihood of the people. Copra which came from coconut is so valuable, families depend on it to send children to school. Remember those days we got a new pair of shoes and a shirt because we had traded sacks of copra to Surigao City? That was Libjo's good old days. Now copras price devalued and everything seems so expensive we cannot depend on copra alone. We need to look for work somewhere else to support the family.

But Coconut might be coming back. As you'll know government around the world is looking and pushing for the used of alternative fuel. Biofuel that is. We are starting using ethanol byproduct of corn in the gasoline for example. And car companies are building more fuel efficient engines. Like Volkswagen now releasing cars run by diesel. Actually 50 percent (some sources said) of the cars in Europe is run by newer diesel engines and that will continue to grow as new technology of engines comes with more mileage fuel ratio. Get what I'm thinking?

During the World War II in the Philippines because diesel scarce during those times Americans use coconut oil to fuel machinery. Actually with our existing engines, we can. The only problem with it is it easily solidify in lower temperatures (below 25 degrees Celsius / 78 Fahrenheit). Not really a problem in the tropical temperature though. What some Pacific neighbors like Indonesia already doing is they mix coconut fuel with diesel. They found a good mixture of diesel and coconut oil of 50 by 50 percent really works.

And there might be some technology coming up using pure coconut byproduct. I'm not sure about that. But since Philippines is the third world largest producer of coconut oil after Indonesia and India It could be a major player when these days comes and coconut will be back a major commodity home.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Link: Radio Tubajon - Tambuli Radio Network

Tambuli is a community radio network founded in 1990. It cover twenty (20) remote communities in Philippines.

These communities didn’t know a broadcasting station about daily problems and solutions with help of community before Tambuli radio network. Others services are: present messages about local reunions, marriages, deaths, lost cattle, children lost, information about political decisions, agriculture services, etc. Tambuli Radio Network was the first broadcasting stations in Philippines where the government has had the control on many media for long time. Radio Tubajon FM 95.8. Read more ...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

News: Dinagat Gov. First Address to the Province

Dinagat Islands first governor, Geraldine Ecleo-Villaroman, on Monday urged residents in the country's newest province in the Caraga Region to take part in province-building.

Gov. Villaroman said her priority programs focus on job generation, agriculture, infrastructure development and education for the next three years.

She delivered her first State of the Province Address (SOPA) in a jampacked gymnasium, filled with an estimated 5,000 persons.

She announced that the province of seven municipalities is crime-free with near-zero crime rate, citing official PNP records. Read more ...

Monday, October 08, 2007

Dinagat's MTV - Palagot sa Contra

From San Jose Dinagat Islands, LibjoLIVE! presents a music video titled "Palagot sa Contra".

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Where is Libjo, Dinagat Islands?

Latitude: 10° 12′ 0″ N
Longitude: 125° 34′ 0″ E

173587966 m² (1868485316 ft²)
42894.5 acres
17358.8 hectares
173.6 Km² (67.0 miles²)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Libjo will represent Dinagat Islands

In Caraga regional level competition students from Albor National High School will represent the province of Dinagat Islands in the 28th National Quiz Bee for Science and Statistics.

Jefford Crispo will represent Statistics and Kenneth Ecle for Science. That is from the result of the 17 schools competing in the Division Level.

In the photo (left) Jefford with adviser Euzel Cabeza (middle) Kenneth Ecle and (right) Jefford Crispo

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Photos from the 1st Governor's Cup

Pictures taken during the Sept. 29 game held in Libjo. Games are held 2 days on each town. (Photos by Euzel Cabeza)

LIBJO (green) and TUBAJON (blue) teams.

Libjo gym has comparable or much bigger than Surigao's provincial gym.

ANHS Dance Troop during the half time.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Dinagat Islands First Inter-municipality Tournament

Here' the result of the 1st Governor Jade's Cup Intermunicipality Tournament
September 1 to October 5, 2007. Team Standing as of September 30,2007

Team Win Loss
Basilisa 4 2
Cagdianao 2 3
Dinagat 2 4
Libjo 3 3
Loreto 3 2
San Jose 2 4
Tubajon 4 2

Libjo Team

Ramada #5
Llamera #12
Buenafe #9
Taypa #18
Oslob #4
Lumpay #7
Ecuben #11
Davin #15
Temario #13
Manitas #6
Mercado #14