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Parishioners gathering to celebrate the St. Isidore the Farmer Church in Lazi to witness the turnover of the Completed Restoration Project of the Church “Simbahan ng Lazi” which was funded by the national government through the National Historical Commission of The Philippines (NHCP). (rac/PIA7-Siquijor) School children were as eager as their elders to welcome the visitors from NHCP and from the Diocese of Dumaguete for the turnover of the Completed Restoration Project. (rac/PIA7-

Alongside the St. Isidore the Farmer Church is the Lazi Convent, touted as the oldest in Asia which had also undergone restoration works in the previous years. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor)

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‘Simbahan ng Lazi’: Embracing government’s restoration project

Diocese of Dumaguete Bishop Julito Cortes ( c e n t e r, l e f t ) w a s eagerly welcomed by the Chairman of the diocese’s Commission on Church Cultural Heritage, Msgr. Julius Perpetuo Heruela (right), and the local parishioners. Cortes officiated the signing of the turnover and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and Declaration of the Completed Restoration Project of Lazi Church. (PIA Siquijor)

by Rizalie Anding Calibo SIQUIJOR (PIA) -- After what he described as a “rewardingly difficult, never-ending struggle,” Diocese of Dumaguete Bishop Julito Cortes expressed great joy and gratitude as he accepted the Completed Restoration Project of the Church “Simbahan ng Lazi” known as the St. Isidore the Farmer Church in Lazi, Siquijor. St. Isidore the Farmer Church is now 135 years old and was declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines. It is also a nominee to the UNESCO World Heritage list of Baroque Churches of the Philippines, said Chairman of the diocese’s Commission on Church Cultural Heritage, Msgr. Julius Perpetuo Heruela. “On behalf of the Diocese of Dumaguete, I happily and gratefully accept the full-restored church in Lazi,” Cortes said as he called on the local community to embrace and understand how important heritage conservation is as part of the community development. “It is indeed a striking restoration project undertaken by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, a government agency that has become the instrument of the great blessing,” the Bishop said, adding that he accepts the task and takes responsibility in maintaining it and seeing to it that it serves well the people not only in the parish but all those who come to visit them. At the Eucharistic Celebation and Dedication ceremony, the Bishop stressed in his Homily that the church should be observed and would remain a sacred place for worship, prayer, forgiveness, reconciliation and other liturgical acts to glorify God. “God is not against economic growth but the temple is not for business, it is for sacred acts that is for God,” Cortes stressed.

The 135-year old St. Isidore the Farmer Church in Lazi, Siquijor, was declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines and is a nominee to the UNESCO World Heritage list of Baroque Churches of the Philippines. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor) The P39-million restoration project was finished after more than a year, initiated and funded by the government through the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). Tu r n o v e r c e r e m o n y a n d declaration of the century-old heritage church was done on Aug. 27, 2019 with NHCP Deputy Executive Director Carminda Arevalo and other NHCP officials and priests from the Diocese of Dumaguete led by Cortes. Official signing of the turnover was witnessed by Architect Reynaldo Lita, chief of the Historic Preservation Division of the NHCP, Lazi Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Anecito Gutierrez, Siquijor Governor Zaldy S. Villa, Lazi Mayor James Monte, and other local government and church

officials. Few years prior to the church’s restoration, other restoration works were also done to the Lazi Convent, touted as the biggest convent and one of the oldest in Asia. Along with the Lazi Church, NHCP also turned over to the Diocese of Dumaguete two other governmentfunded church restoration projects—the St. Nicholas of Tolentino Parich Church in Dauin and also the St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Church in Zamboanguita, both in Negros Oriental. Heruela said restoration started in 2018 and received a combined government funding of almost P70 million that was turned over to the Diocese of Dumaguete through the NHCP. (rac/PIA7 Siquijor)


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Pagbutang og ‘neutral desks’ sa mga tunghaan, balaod na

Siquijor province successfully hosted the 2019 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) which kicked off August 15 at the Capital Square, Siquijor, Siquijor with the theme: “Science fo the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development.

(PIA) -- Gilagdaan na ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang bag-ong balaod nga nagmando sa mga eskwelahan sa tibuok nasud nga magbutang og neutral desk o arm chairs alang sa mga estudyanteng right-handed ug left-handed. Ubos sa Republic Act 11394 o Mandatory Provision of Neutral Desks in Education Institutions Act, gi-obliga na ang tanang educational institutions, pribado man o pampubliko nga magbutang

og arm chairs nga magsilbi isip neutral desk alang sa mga left o right handed nga estudyante. Nakalatid niining balaod nga magbaton og neutral desk og 10 porsiyento sa kinatibuk-ang populasyon sa estudyante sa usa ka eskwelahan ug sa mosunod nga mga tuig angay nga madugangan pa kini. Gimando usab sa balaod sa Department of Education (DepEd),

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ug Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) ang pagtumbok og regulasyon apil ang administrative penalties o multa sa mga dili mosunod niining balaod. Niadtong Agosto 22, gilagdaan ni Duterte ang maong balaod ug gitakda kining mahimong epektibo 15 ka adlaw human ang official publication. (ecb/ PIA7-Bohol)

RUN when you can, WALK if you have to, JOG if you must, just never give up. Be the ULTIMATE CONSUMER and GET INVOLVED! JOIN the 2019 CONSUMER FUN RUN on September 29, 2019 at Baywalk, Siquijor, Siquijor. This will kick off in the celebration of CONSUMER WELFARE MONTH in October. The event will start at 4:30am with ZUMBA to stretch your muscles. Gun starts: 21k - 5:00am 10k - 5:15am 5k - 5:30am 3k - 5:45am Registration fee:

Congratulations to the 1st batch mentees of the DTI’s Kapatid Mentor Micro Enterprise ( KMME) Program who graduated today, August 12 at Bellview, Siquijor, Siquijor.

3k - P50.00

5k - P100.00

10k - P150.00

21k - P250.00

Prizes at stake: 3k & 5k: 1st - P400 2nd - P300 3rd - P200 10K: 1st - P2000.00 2nd - P1500.00 3rd - P1000.00 21K: 1st - P3500.00 2nd - P3000.00 3rd - P2500.00 * First 300 registrants will receive an event shirt * Free foot massage and snacks for all finishers!!! * Chance to win raffles of entries. REGISTER NOW at DTI- Siquijor Provincial Office! Or send message to this Fb page. For more info, please see poster for complete details. SEE YOU THERE!!!

September is ‘Civil Service Month’

(PIA) -- The Civil Service Month commemoration is not only a celebration for the commission itself, but a celebration of all the workers of the government and the commitment they have to serve the administration through all its thrusts and projects. This was emphaszied by Civil Service Commission (CSC-7) on the civil service’s 119th anniversary with the theme “Civil Service @119, Upholding Integrity and Building a High-Trust Society” during the recent Kapihan sa PIA Cebu. The month-long celebration kicked off on Sept. 1 with a run-for-acause at the University of the Philippines

(UP) Cebu Grounds. Catering to those wanting to start a career as a civil servant, CSC will also hold a government job fair that would gather different government agencies and departments in the region looking for employees to fill in their vacancies. Atty. Ariel B. Bacatan, Director III of CSC-7, said the commission will be inviting private companies as well so that the participants of the job fair will have more options to choose from. In the same forum, Charisse Estrella from CSC-7 urged interested applicants to pass the civil service exam first before eyeing a position in

government. CSC-7 will also hold a foreign service exam on Feb. 2, 2020 while the next civil service exam will be on March 15, 2020. With the celebration of the Civil Service Month also comes the recognition of outstanding civil servants. The regional awards rites will be held on Sept. 11, at the Capitol Social Hall. This will recognize the CSC Pagasa Awardees, Dangal ng Bayan Awardee, and the outstanding human resources officer in the region, as well as the winner of the Brigada Ahensya. (smb/PIA7)

DA, NFA gimanduan ni Duterte: Paliton iSIQUIJOR is the Island of ang humay sa mga mag-uuma Siquijor’s first electronic newsletter produced (PIA) -- Gimanduan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang Department of Agriculture (DA) ug National Food Authority (NFA) nga paliton ang humay sa mga mag-uuma sa saktong kantidad, subay sa mga nasagap nga taho. Pahayag kini sa Presidente taliwala sa pagreklamo sa pipila ka mga mag-uuma sa pag-ubos sa presyo sa humay sa P7 matag kilo kun itandi sa P21 matag kilo kaniadtong wala pa ipatuman ang Rice Tariffication Law. Matud pa ni Duterte, dili na sapayan kun maalkansi ang gobyerno basta seguradohon lamang nga matabangan ang mga mag-uuma sa nasod, dugang sa nasampit nga taho. “What the solution should be or will be for the Secretary of Agriculture to buy all. Magkano ba presyo nila? Magkano presyo nila, bilhin natin. Lugi? Lugi talaga. Are we wasting money? No. We are not wasting an industry. We’re helping an industry. So malugi

tayo, eh di malugi,” pamahayag sa Presidente. Apan hangyo ni Duterte sa mga mag-uuma, seguradohon lamang nga rasonable ang presyo sa mga ibaligya nilang humay. Gidepensaan sa Presidente ang gilagdaan’g Rice Tariffication Law tungod kay giingong kinahanglan i-konsiderar ang kaayohan sa kadaghanan. Kahinumdoman nga ang Rice Tariffication Law personal nga gipangayo sa mga economic managers sa Duterte administration isip usa sa mga nakita nilang paagi aron masolusyonan ang taas nga inflation rate o pagpaspas sa pagsaka sa presyo sa mga panaliton. (ecb/ PIA7-Bohol)

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