During the lent, the MDRRMO of Manay headed by Cesar L. Camingue and Jan Michael Belena of Manay Tourism inspected the resorts of Manay specially those who are open this lenten season. The inspection is part of the regular inspection being held every during lenten season to ensure readiness of the resort and inns to accept guests especially the current health situation brought by CoVid-19. Tha PNP Manay also conducted Police / Tourist Assistance Desk on various accommodation establishments.
Article written by: Jan Michael Belena
A new mayor has been sworn into office in the municipality of Manay, Davao Oriental. Newly installed Mayor Japhet Quibo, Manay’s former Vice Mayor, became the mayor by succession after the demise of Mayor Antero Dayanghirang, Jr. who passed away a week ago due to health complications. Governor Nelson Dayanghirang, who officiated the oath-taking ceremony earlier today, March 4, 2021, at the municipal covered court, warmly extended his congratulations to the newly installed officials as he vowed his wholehearted support to the new municipal administration. “Although I am deeply saddened by the loss of my brother, the late Mayor Antero Dayanghirang, I am consoled by the fact that the new set of officials are well-capable and are marked with excellent leadership. I am confident that they have the capacity to run and improve the municipality of Manay,” said Governor Dayanghirang. Newly installed Mayor Japhet Quibo vowed his commitment to his new task as the municipality’s new local chief executive. “I admit that I am new (to this job). I have yet to learn a lot from everyone and the rest of the stakeholders. Rest assured that we will work together in harmony and in the same direction for the benefit of our beloved municipality,” he said. Also taking his oath of office is the newly installed municipal Vice Mayor Alfonso Lahora, Jr. Vice Mayor Lahora, being the number one councilor of the Sangguniang Bayan, succeeded the newly installed Mayor Quibo. In his message, he expressed his commitment to support the development agenda of the local chief executive which is geared towards the development of the municipality of Manay. The newly installed officials are elevated in their positions by virtue of the operation of law, said MLGOO VI Eric Ryan Masagnay of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. “It is my hope that you will prosper in the next chapter of your journey. Remember transparency and accountability are the two best tenets of good governance. Best wishes on your appointment,” he said, reminding them of the tantamount tasks ahead for the remaining period of their term, especially of the vaccination program and EO 70 implementation of the government. Aside from the newly installed mayor and vice mayor, also taking their oath of office are the members of the Sangguniang Bayan: Councilors Jon Marco Dayanghirang, Manuel Lepardo, Rudy Rosa, Elmer Panuayan, Melencio Silverion, Jr., Levy Joe Lumando, and Jesus Mamparo, Jr. Wednesday’s ceremony was witnessed by the family members of the officials, department heads, and other stakeholders. PIO
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By embracing the 5 R’s of Zero-Waste, in this order, you can help reduce the amount of plastic waste you generate!
Refuse– say no to things you don’t need
Reduce– limit overconsumption of what you do need
Reuse – extend the lifecycle of the product
Recycle – learn the best way to sort your waste
Rot – compost anything that remains
Reminders For Solo Parents
In Barangay Taocanga, "Pag-tataan" or a celebration of the first harvest of an upland rice. Upland Rice is a kind of rice that is planted directly to a dry soil rather than to a paddy. This rice is harvestable every 4 months or depends on its variety. According to the farmers, it can be planted in any months of the year, the new generations preferred to plant it on Summer months especially May but the elders preferred to start planting on August to September. Have you had upland rice in your meal? Comment us your experience!
Note: The video was shot at Purok Poblacion, Barangay Taocanga.
ABACA -OLD MACOPA'S AGRICULTURE WONDER!
Barangay Old Macopa, one of the barangays of the Municipality of Manay is located at the southwestern portion of the municipality of Manay whose economic activity is more on Agriculture. Corn, Coconut, Banana and Abaca are the most common crops being planted by the farmers. 3rd on the list, Abaca yielded 104,300 metric tons on the year 2015 of the barangays' crop with 149 hectares being planted. With the current price and its popularity, Abaca is now widely planted to the different puroks and sitios. The variety of Senorita is common in the areas of Purok Malipayon, Taganaga, Gravahan, Madsayap, Buyo and Malinawon. Sinamuyo and Dabaw, native varities, also thrive together with the common Mindanaoan variety of Tangungon and Inusa. A mix of traditional and modern techniques, the Old Macopa abaca planters are keen on improving its performance. Thus making the Abaca industry a sought-after economic power and a potential investment area for the municipality.
KADI DA KAMO!
Come, visit and invest in Manay! by Jan Michael Belena
In photos is a group of surfers from Siargao that have visited the shorelines of Manay and tried surfing. The coastlines of Manay specifically in Manay Bay have identified to be potential for surfing during the months of November-March.
Photos from Julyeleven Gumop-as
The traditional handwoven textile of Mandaya, is made of lanot (abaca fibers, Musa textilis) using the abl'lun (backstrap loom). Weaving the "dagmay" has been passed on from one generation to another. Children, during their free time, help their mothers to segregate and knot the abaca fibers. When their feet can reach the siknan (foot brace) of the loom, the young girls are allowed to continue what their mothers and grandmothers have started to weave. Those who are willing to learn would stay by their mothers' side to observe and copy what their mothers are doing. Motifs and designs of the dagmay are mostly anthropomorphic and zoomorphic. The reptile is respected as shown by the regularity with which it appears in their design. Dagmay is not just an ordinary cloth; every design is considered sacred and a gift by the Tagamaling (spirit). Weavers would offer rituals to the Magbabaya (deity) to give them clear visions of the designs and concentration when laying the patterns. They would usually chew on betel nuts and burn ashes near them as part of their ritual. At present, the Mandaya weavers in Davao Oriental would mix commercial cotton with abaca to save time in preparing the materials and in weaving. At times, they also mix the commercial and natural dyes to make the colors look brighter and prevent the colors from fading away/fast.
Municipality of Manay Seal
Taken from the records of the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator's Office based on the transmittal from the National Historical Institute on 1995.
Official Local Government Website of the Municipality of Manay,Davao Oriental 2023