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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Lapaznons anticipate various activities for “Buwan ng La Paz”

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY – With the local government of La Paz in Agusan del Sur preparing all the necessary logistics and activities for the celebration of “Buwan ng La Paz” (Month of La Paz), the local residents and tourists are anticipating of a levelled up gatherings, performances, and entertainment for the whole month of March.


Hermogenes Aying, Municipal Tourism Officer of La Paz, Agusan del Sur, shared that one of the highlights of the Buwan ng La Paz on March 7-31 is the Miss La Paz pageant.


“We will definitely bring back that pageant after more than two years of COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we want to celebrate the beauty of La Paz. In my term, I want to be a youth ambassador, and promote such activity for youth development. I want to inspire the young generation of La Paz to be confident,” Aying said.


He also bared that in terms of tourism, the municipality of La Paz is seasonal. “We try this year to invite more people to visit La Paz because we are in the middle of nowhere. We really need to use the power of social media to let them know that we have something to offer here in La Paz, that’s why we have planned a lot of surprises for the month of March for our upcoming Buwan ng La Paz,” added Aying.


Also, Junnie Rex Ambus, Municipal Agriculturist of La Paz, Agusan del Sur, highlighted  that the LGU-La Paz through the Municipal Agriculture’s Office, has conducted a three-day training on extension delivery system for the agricultural extension workers for them to have better understanding on their roles and functions in their respective barangays.


This, he said, will form part of the many activities that they have planned to conduct with the farmers to capacitate them and make them more equipped, especially that the municipality will be showcasing their local products during the ‘Buwan ng La Paz.”


“For now, of the 15 identified barangays in the municipality, we already have 1 barangay that has an agricultural extension worker assigned. The LGU sees to it that the implementation of the programs here are closely monitored. The consolidation of the data on the clusters of farmers here and farmers organizations is ongoing, especially that the full devolution will be fully implemented,” he said.


“The local government unit has also scheduled the conduct of a massive pregnancy diagnosis of artificial insemination of carabaos and hogs/pigs, including cows and goats. We are also getting ready for the upcoming 3rd Buwan ng La Paz celebration, which the Agri trade fair is one of the highlights. So, this will run for two weeks wherein every barangay in the municipality will install their Agri booth and display their products, and let those coming from other municipalities and cities learn about the products of La Paz,” Ambus added.


Meanwhile, Keren Ace Natad, Information Officer of La Paz, Agusan del Sur, took the chance to highlight the significant accomplishments of the LGU under the administration of Mayor Michael Lim. 


“When it comes to infrastructure, the LGU has recently turnedover the Public Market and Bus Terminal with a state-of-the-art architecture, which really caught the attention of the netizens. And aside from that, the municipal government here also fast tracks the implementation of our water system. And the construction of the legislative building and gymnasium, including the greening program,” she said.


Natad further revealed that in the coming months, the local government unit will be conducting various activities to include the following: 1) Gender and Development (GAD) Planning and Budgeting on March 1-3, 2023; 2) Budget hearing by April 2023; 3) Government-on-Wheels to remote barangays of the municipality; and 4) Visitation to barangays to assess the specific concerns of the residents. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)