Mayor Jon Marco M. Dayanghirang with Dr. Abelardo C. Bantayan and Pastors agreed to provide information and shaping social expectations and incentives could both significantly increase vaccine uptake in Barangay Taocanga. To understand how mass vaccination campaigns can overcome individuals’ hesitancy, Mayor Jon Marco M. Dayanghirang leverage socio scientific theoretical frameworks that highlight how information and collective action problems can inhibit individually and socially optimal behaviors. The information transmission problem, whereby individuals lack exposure to credible information about the private costs and benefits of vaccination, may decrease vaccine willingness among risk-averse and uninformed individuals. Indeed, emerging COVID-19 research predominantly in the upper barangays of the Municipality of Manay has suggested that vaccine willingness is responsive to both expert information and misinformation, although corrective messaging regarding vaccines for other diseases has produced less sanguine effects. It is thus important to establish whether and what type of information about COVID-19 vaccines can increase vaccine acceptance.
Article written by: Manay Information Office
iBPLS in MANAY: Another first! by: Jan Michael Belena, MTIO As part of the strong push towards e-governance by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, all Local Government Units are required to automate the Business Processing Systems until 2021 thru RA 11032 or AN ACT PROMOTING EASE OF DOING BUSINESS AND EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9485, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ANTI-RED TAPE ACT OF 2007, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. While the Municipality of Manay was piloted by the Department of Information and Communication (DICT) on the Electronic Business Processing and Licensing System (e-BPLS) its counterpart in the infrastructure or the Integrated Business Permits and Licensing System (iBPLS), a software developed by the DICT that would enable LGUs and their constituents to apply and process building permits and occupancy permits electronically has also been implemented by the LGU since April 2022. Today, September 1, 2022, the iBPLS is launched for the first time in the region in the Municipality of Manay. The event was graced by Mayor Jon Marco M. Dayanghirang, Vice Mayor Alfonso C. Lahora Jr., DTI Davao Oriental OIC PD Art Hermoso, Provincial Officer Engr. Albert Gabriel, DICT Assistant Regional Director Engr. Erlito Tancontian, Engr. Eileen Rose S. Veloso of the Municipal Engineering Office and DICT iBPLS Focal Engr. Virgil Fuentes. The iBPLS is currently handled by the Municipal Engineering Office thru Building Inspector Justine Orphea L. Palomares and collaborated by various offices same as to the eBPLS. Indeed, another first both an honor and a responsibility. Congratulations MANAY! #iBPLS #negosyocentermanay #wowmanay Pictures courtesy of Mark Piañar
Article written by: Jan Michael Belena
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