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BUGASONG, Antique - The Local Chief Executive of the Municipality of Bugasong celebrates birthday on May 28, 2012. After the flag raising ceremony, a short program was held to honor the father of the town and each department offered a symbolic token for the Mayor.

After the morning program, a holy mass was celebrated and attended by municipal employees and some parishioners in the locality. The mass was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Froilan Maguad Pacete and Rev. Fr. Archimedes Alingas of the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer of Pandan and Parish of Sto. Niño de Bugasong, respectively.

In the evening, LGU Family Cultural Presentation was conducted at the Municipal Plaza where the Local Government Unit was divided into three groups, the Left Wing otherwise known as the Cheque-Wing, the RHU Team or Anaesthesia-Wing, and the Rigth Wing also known as the K-Wing, compete with each other in various contest categories such as: binalaybay, pop song, classical song, ballroom dancing, folkdancing and modern dancing.

After the contest proper was the awarding of the just concluded Mayor's Cup 2012 with Barangay Zaragoza was declared as the Grand Champion and followed by the awarding of winners of the LGU Cultural Presentation.

A Disco and merry making followed with the accompaniment of the invited band from Iloilo City.

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BUGASONG, Antique - The newly started Governor's Cup 2012 which was officially opened last Saturday, May 12, 2012 in the capital town of the province, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique, held its series of ballgames in the Municipality of Bugasong.

The first game was a basketball game between the Municipalities of Tobias Fornier (Dao) and Culasi, the game concluded with a final score of 98-85 in favor of the Municipality of Culasi. The second game was played between the Municipality of Libertad against the host town, Bugasong. It was an exciting game, however, due to homecourt advantage, the players from Bugasong dominated the play and it ended with a victorious result of 67-58.

After the basketball games, a volleyball match between the young lasses of the Municipalities of Libertad and Bugasong was held and it made the spectators jump in excitement as it resulted into a do-or-die set. The game result was 26-24, 15-25 and 25-13 in favor of the beautiful young girls from the Municipality of Bugasong.

Next game venue of the Governor's Cup 2012 will be in Patnongon, Antique on Friday, May 18, 2012.

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BUGASONG, Antique-- A tree planting activity was conducted at Camangahan Watershed, Camangahan, Bugasong, Antique on May 7, 2012 initiated by the Open Heart Foundation Worldwide, Inc. Prior to the said event, an Occular Inspection was conducted by the General Manager of Bugasong Water District at the proposed site.

Diffrent species of trees are planted on the site to protect the watershed area in Barangay Camangahan, Bugasong, Antique. SP Member Victor R. Condez, Mayor Bernard N. Pesayco, PENRO and ENRO together with the Representative of the Open Heart Foundation Worldwide, Inc. in the person of Mr. Jose Allan S. Bartolo, were present during the said activity. Other support groups such as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries, SK Federation, Fraternities, Barangay Officials of Camangahan, the Green Brigade, FBS Batch 4 and other concerned individuals are also present to give support to the greening campaign of OHFWI.

Photos Courtesy of: Mr. Jose Allan S. Bartolo

LGU Bugasong Celebrates Earth Day 2012

Bugasong, Antique. The Local Government Unit of Bugasong organized a clean-up drive in connection with the celebration of the Earth Day 2012 on April 24, 2012. The LGU tapped different barangays in the Municipality thru the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist in the person of Ms. Caroline Juadiong and Ms. Jeane Villaruz – Nietes.

Municipal Officials also attended the activity headed by Hon. Bernard N. Pesayco, Local Chief Executive of the Municipality of Bugasong, Vice Mayor John Lloyd M. Pacete and SB Joval P. Magbanua. The different Department Heads of the LGU Bugasong together with their staff also participated in the said event alongside with the Barangay Officials of the different barangays and the 4Ps beneficiaries.

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The nation celebrates Women’s Month in consonance with Presidential Proclamation Nos. 224 and 227 and Republic Act 6949 which provide the annual observance of the said activity every month of March.

In the same way, the Civil Service Commission issued Memo Circular No. 4 series of 2012 enjoining all government agencies and Local Government Units to celebrate the National Women’s Month with a theme, "Women Weathering Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone's Responsibility."

The celebration "shall focus on curbing the negative impacts of climate change and instituting measures at the national and local levels in order to reduce disaster risk and build resilient communities," as stated in the memo circular of the Civil Service Commission.

Copy of the Memorandum Circular No. 4, series of 2012 of the Civil Service Commission can be downloaded on this link:

Macho Gay 2012: "The Pageant" at Barangay Paliwan

Barangay Paliwan will be celebrating their annual barangay and religious fiesta on April 21-22, 2012 in honor of their Patron Saint Nuestra Señora de los Remedios. Various activities are lined-up to grace the event such as inter-color basketball tournament for boys aged 18 downwards, a volleyball tournament for girls, parlor games and other activities.

Prior to the festivities, a homecoming activities for the alumni of Jinalinan-Paliwan Elementary School will be held on April 20, 2012 at the JPES - Paliwan Campus. Proceeds of the said homecoming will be alloted for the development of the school.

On April 21, 2012 will be the Search for Macho Gay 2012 dubbed as "The Pageant" with a total of eight (8) candidates coming from different barangays in the municipality vying for the title as the 1st Miss (???) Macho Gay 2012. Schedule of activities will be posted later.


Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.

In the Philippines, communities re-enact Jesus' triumphal entry with a procession. In the Parish of Sto. Niño de Bugasong, a Holy Mass was celebrated at the church and a procession followed leading to the Municipal Plaza where children dressed as angels singing Hosanna awaits and the traditional blessings of the Palm leaves follows.

Once blessed, the palm leaves (palaspas, ramos), are taken home by the faithful and are hung beside, on or above doorways and windows. Although the true purpose of this custom is to welcome Jesus Christ, many Filipinos hold the branches to turn away any evil spirits as well as averting lightning strikes and fires.