City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap led the induction ceremony of Persons with Disability (PWD) in Barangay Dao with its newly inducted president, Nicefora Gementiza. Also in attendance were Dao Barangay Kagawad Susie Romo, PWD Focal Person Servidia Biloy, PWDTC President Mitchie Lungay and PWDTC Head Cleofe Polestico


City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap joined the ribbon cutting and blessing of the new office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Alturas Mall. Together with LTO Region 7 Regional Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec, Alturas Group of Companies General Manager Marlito Uy and Congressman Edgar Chatto representative Tatay Billy Tongco, this new LTO nook will receive all applications, from new driver’s licenses, student permits and renewal of licenses. This LTO Tagbilaran Licensing Extension Office is located at the 4th Floor of Alturas Mall

Mayor Yap bags the National and Regional CSC PAGASA award

It was a proud moment for Tagbilaran City as Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap, together with First Lady Jane Yap received the CSC PAGASA award from His Excellency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chair Alicia Dela Rosa-Bala in the Rizal Ceremonial Hall in Malacañang Palace. Mayor Yap is the only elected official who won in this year’s search for outstanding government workers and was also the lone winner from the Central Visayas. The CSC PAGASA award is given to government workers based on their outstanding performance, the sustainability of their contribution, its impact, reliability, and effectiveness. Out of the 17 semi-finalists from all over the Philippines, six were declared as grand winners. The four individual winners are Senior Scientist Research Specialist of the Philippine Carabao Center Dr. Wilma Del Rosario from Nueva Ecija, Agriculturist II Rico Galinato from the Provincial Government of Dinagat Islands, Associate Professor II Lovella Velasco from the Nueva Vizcaya State University, and City Mayor John Geesnell Yap II from Tagbilaran City, Bohol. While the group winners under the CSC PAGASA award were the Tagumpay Agrivolving Fund of the City Government of Tagum, Davao Del Norte, Tagum’s Integrated Management and Sustainable Environmental Approach to Coastal and Underwater Resources, and VSU Cocotech GenMovers.

Mayor Yap also graced the 119th anniversary celebration of the CSC in Region 7 was the conferment of awards to outstanding public servants in Region 7 also unfolded. Leading the pack under the CSC PAGASA award Regional Winner is City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap, while the Regional Winner for the Dangal ng Bayan was Mayor Pryde Henry Teves. Both advanced to the National Level, but it was only Mayor Yap who was finally declared as national winner. CSC Region 7 Director Beth Mateo and Atty. Gina Crucio handed the award to Mayor Yap along with City Human Resources Officer Cathelyn Torremocha.

City Mayor’s Offices unite for a fun day sports competition

Mondragon Rippers emerged as the over-all champion

Four teams — Wakanda Knights, CMO Tightans, Mondragon Rippers, and Green Hornets . . . different game plans but fighting for one purpose — victory. This was the fuel that drives each team engine to succeed amidst the challenges in the Sports Team Building held in the Galleria Luisa Activity Center. Everybody gave their all, but there is only one winner, the Mondragon Rippers, the Rippers dominated most of the events, Dancesport, Men’s Badminton, Word Factory, and Basketball, which eventually earned them the Over-all Championship title. City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap and First Lady Jane Yap provided the cash prizes and subsidized the uniform of each team. Mikel Eden of Globe Telecoms has also been a consistent sponsor of the CMO team building for the last three years.

Two ballgames were held, basketball and volleyball. The Mondragon Rippers dominated the basketball competition, while the Green Hornets triumphed in Volleyball. Various teams emerged as winners in badminton, for the men’s double and singles, the Mondragon Rippers captured the title, for the women’s badminton, the singles category was won over by the Mondragon Rippers, while the CMO Tightans dominated the doubles. OSCA Head and CMO Tightans Evelyn Leyble is still the grand winner in the Sungka, Wakanda Knights conquered Chess, Dart and Air Hockey (women), Mondragon Rippers won in the Word Factory, and the CMO Tightans victoriously dominated the Air Hockey (Men). The Dancesport Competition showdown proved to be a dazzling display of rhythm and accuracy. Three couples showed off their repertoire in cha-cha and jive. Chairman of the Board of Judges Dr. Butch Bernas declared the couple from the Mondragon Rippers as the over-all champion.


City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap, City Councilor Joseph Bompat, SK Federated President Tom Cesar Vergara, and BACU Head Alvin Acuzar awarded the tuition fee subsidy to 552 scholars in Tagbilaran City. This program has been consistently providing opportunities to students who wished to finish college. To date, the City Government also established the Tagbilaran City College which aims to provide affordable and quality education. The current enrollment of TCC numbers to more than 800 coming from all over Bohol.

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