The Department of Trade and Industry - Davao Oriental Provincial Office for its initiatives in promoting the use of Electronic Business Processing and Licensing System (ePLS) in adherence to Republic Act No. 11032 An act Promoting Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services. The second day consists of the BPLO workforce of City of Mati which was welcomed by Mayor Japhet M. Quibo, Municipal Administrator Florentina M. Quibo and Treasurer Lilibeth T. Burgos. This is also in relation with the reminders done by the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) to the local government units (LGUs) of the June 17, 2021 deadline to automate their transactions by putting up the electronic Business One-Stop Shop or the e-BOSS. BOSS is a single-window system that streamlines application forms and submission of documents in government offices in one window only. The e-BOSS, on the other hand, uses the Electronic Business Permitting and Licensing System or eBPLS developed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology allowing the public to perform government transactions online. It also targets to fully automate transactions in LGUs from downloading of forms, using e-signature, up to online payment. We would like to express thanks to Mayor Japhet M. Quibo of Manay, Mayor Michelle N. Rabat of City of Mati, OIC PD Sylvia R. Ordiz of DTI Davao Oriental, Mun. Ad. Florentina Quibo, Lilibeth Burgos of Treasury Office, Engr. Rannel Tipayan and staff of BPLO, Jireh Malinuca and April Love Calub of DTI IPU, Josephine Tuco of MHO, FO1 Marisol Pascual of BFP, Justine Orphea Palomares of MEO, Lily Maboot of MPDC, Rechie Diuyan of MENRO, Jan Michael Belena (LEIPO) and the BPLO Mati. #wowmanay #negosyocenter #ebplsmanay Note: DTI Davao Oriental and LGU Manay followed the minimum health standards during the conduct of the benchmarking.
Article written by: Jan Michael Belena
Three Manayan delegates attended the Eco Tour Guiding Training conducted by the Department of Tourism XI in collaboration with the DENR-PENRO Davao Oriental. Due to CoVid-19 the sessions were held in two phases via Zoom last May 20-23, 2021 and the Face to face Guiding critiquing last May 24-26, 2021 at the foothills of Mt. Hamiguitan and in Hamiguitan Museum. The delegates consist of tour guides JUL YELEVEN GUMOP-AS, REYNOLD BANTAYAN and REYMAR TALEON.
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