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Manay, a municipality found in the eastern seaboard of the Province of Davao Oriental is an agricultural area wherein Copra is the main commodity held its Agricultural Tourism Fair as part of the celebration of 122nd Araw ng Manay and Parochial Fiesta. The Agri-Fair is being graced by the Miss Earth reigning queens together with the barangay and municipal officials. The AgriTourism-Fair is an annual event organized by the LGU Manay in coordination with the Municipal Agriculture Office. It showcases the different products and tourism areas in the different barangay. Indeed, come and visit as well as explore Manay! #agritradefair #wowmanay #manaytourism #arawfiesta122

Article written by: Jan Michael Belena

Published: 2019-10-22


This years' theme: "Matuto sa Nakaraan Ipagdiwang ang Kasalukuyan at Paghandaan ang Kinabukasan" October 16-23, 2019 -Rosary and Novena Mass at St. Francis Xavier Parish October 3-20, 2019 -Sports Activities at Municipal Gymnasium and Volleyball Court October 19, 2019 -Parish Coronation Night at Manay Gym October 20, 2019 -Basketball Championship and Live Concert of the Puso Ni Mang Juan Band (Parish) at Manay Gym October 21, 2019 -Opening Ceremony "Flame of Unity", Official Lighting of Wow Manay at Manay Baywalk Park -"Tribute to the Women in Bloom" : The Miss Earth Fashion Show at Manay Baywalk Park October 22, 2019 -Tree Planting with Miss Earth along Sta. Maria Highway (MAO Area) -COCOBUBILUSA at Manay Baywalk Park -3-Cock Derby at Manay Laviebu Gallera -Governor's Congresswoman Night at Manay Baywalk Park October 23, 2019 -FUNRUN 2019 at Manay Baywalk Park -Katipanod Aw Kaungan-unganan: Pinta Manay 2019 at Brgy. Central Mini-Gym -Bancarera at Manay Baywalk Park -Senior Citizen / PED Medical Mission at Manay Gym and Department of Education Night at Manay Gym. October 24, 2019 -LGU Mass at St. Francis Xavier Parish -Flag Raising and Floral Offering Parade in front of Municipal Hall -Basketball Exhibition Game at Manay Gym -Pahalipay ni Mayor 2019 and Special Celebrity Guest Performance RAVE Party at Manay Baywalk October 25, 2019 -Parochial Fiesta Mass at St. Francis Xavier Parish and Cheerdance Competition at Manay Gym For more details please refer to the photos posted! Come, visit and join us in the celebration of our 122nd Araw ng Manay and Parochial Fiesta!!! #WowManay #ManayTourism

Article written by: Jan Michael Belena

Published: 2019-10-17

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Executive Order 70

"LAKE DIOMABOC: A Glimpse of Tourism Development thru EO 70"
by: Jan Michael Belena

Executive Order No. 70

or better known as Institutionalizing The Whole-Of-Nation Approach in Attaining Inclusive and Sustainable Peace, Creating a National Task Force to end Local Communist Armed Conflict, and Directing the Adoption of a National Peace Framework jumped its implementation in Barangay New Taokanga in the Municipality of Manay. After its postponement last March 20-21 due to tropical depression Chedeng the event was finally settled last April 4-5 at Barangay New Taokanga, Municipality of Manay. This project was headed by the Provincial Governor Nelson Dayanghirang with the Project Manager Sir Ednar Dayanghirang and was supported by the Local Government Unit of Manay thru Mayor Antero L. Dayanghirang Jr. and participated by various National, Provincial and Municipal Government Agencies especially the PNP and the Philippine Army. The Whole-Of-Nation approach was an exact opposite of the NLD Caravan done by the Provincial Government in which they gave assistance directly to the beneficiaries. Here, there was an in-depth diagnosis of the problems, issues and concern by the community thru the different offices concerned from soft projects such lack of trainings to hard projects such as roads and other infrastructures. The approach also aimed to address the root causes of insurgencies, internal disturbances, tensions and other armed conflicts and threats by prioritizing and harmonizing the delivery of basic services and social development packages in conflict-affected areas and vulnerable communities (1). As one of the results, the provincial and municipal governments eyed for boosting Tourism developments in the area especially Lake Diomaboc in order to create more jobs in the area and also to hit the major objective of the Duterte Administration towards ending communism. The stunning 15 hectares of inland water body, Lake Diomaboc made its mark as it went from a Regional awardee to a National Finalist to the prestigious Most Cleanest and Greenest Inland Bodies of Water in the Philippines in 2002-2004. Set also in a high elevation, it was also considered as the biggest lake in the province and the mirror to the highest peak of Davao Oriental, Mt. Kampalili. With the future developments, the Office of the Barangay New Taokanga thru Punong Barangay Mariano Bayacag was thankful to the different agencies. Sir Ednar Dayanghirang also cited that Barangay New Taokanga was the first to implement the EO 70.
Note: The video is a compilation of the activities done during the EO 70 implementation
Credits to the following write up cited and included in the whole article 1. Alexis Romero of The Philippine Star published December 11, 2018


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