Angono’s Public Employment Service Office to receive regional award this August 9, 2017

By Elida Bianca Marcial
Angono Public Information Office 
July 25, 2017; Tuesday, 1149AM

The Angono Public Employment Service Office (PESO) led by its officer-in-charge Jolan Santos Aralar will be recognized for the third time as Best Regional PESO 2017 on August 9, 2017 at Bakasyunan Resort in Tanay, Rizal.

This was announced to the Angono Public Information Office by Von Moreno, one of the staff of the office.

The PESO serves as the local and municipal arm of the national Department of Labor and Employment Office and TESDA office.

For 2016, the Angono PESO accomplished a 97.37% placement rate for job applicants that were successfully provided with jobs.

On a job fair organized last year May 17, the office achieved 68.78% in which out of the 692 applicants, 473 jobseekers were hired on the spot.

The office likewise provided Career Guidance and Employment Coaching in 13 schools with 2, 229 students which aims to provide career guide to students.

Angono PESO’s entry features its sustained “Bawat Bahay May Naghahanap-Buhay” strategy in which the local government spreads inclusive growth to its young constituents..

In 2015, Angono PESO won 1st place during the nationwide search and 2nd place behind Masinloc, Zambalez in 2016.

“Bawat Bahay May Naghahanap-Buhay” involves key stakeholders and the expanding vulnerable sectors who are empowered by increasing their employability and access to relevant trainings and livelihood opportunities.

The strategies included institutionalizing the office by combining PESO and Community Training and Livelihood Office; prioritizing those listed in Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program as priority in implementing employability enhancement schemes;

Maximizing social media and traditional forms in disseminating information so that stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the program; strengthening linkages with jobseekers and employers and other persons/organizations engaged in Employment Promotion Program. (With reports from Richard R. Gappi)

Angono, Rizal Mayor Gerry Calderon leads presentation in vying for 2nd Galing Pook national award; pins its hope on successful ‘Zero Squatter Program’ and anti-squatting drive

By Richard R. Gappi and Elida Bianca Marcial
July 25, 2017; Tuesday, 5:15AM

Officials of Galing Pook Foundation, which hands out the annual Galing Pook Award, visited the municipality yesterday, Monday, July 24, to examine Angono, Rizal’s entry which is pinning its hope on its successful ‘Zero Squatter Program’ and anti-squatting campaign.

Mayor Gerry Calderon, municipal department heads and leaders from different urban poor groups welcomed Galing Pook Foundation program officer Adrian Adove as well as Mr. Gerry Bulatao and Dr. Emma Porio who examined and validated the entry of Angono.


Bulatao is an incumbent director of Land Bank of the Philippines representing the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries and an NGO personality with a solid grounding in agrarian reform and rural development. He worked with the Federation of Free Farmers and Association of Major Religious Superiors in the 1970s and in various capacities in the Department of Agrarian Reform, including as Undersecretary in the 1990s.

Dr. Porio completed her doctorate in Sociology at the University of Hawaii and is connected with Ateneo de Manila as Department Chairperson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She is also a Science Research Fellow at Manila Observatory.

The annual nationwide search for the most outstanding and innovative cites local governance programs that promote positive results and impact, people’s participation and empowerment, innovation, transferability and sustainability and efficiency of program service delivery in the Philippines.

Galing Pook Foundation’s Board of Trustees is led by former Marikina City Mayor Ma. Lourdes Fernando as chairperson and former Sarangani province Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez as vice-chairperson.

It maintains partnership with the following institutions to achieve its vision and mission: Ford Foundation, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Local Government Authority, Land Bank of the Philippines, Philippine Postal Corporation and SEAOIL Foundation.

Win-win mechanism

“With the rise of professional squatters in the municipality topped with existence of various professional squatting syndicates pose a great threat to LGU’s Social Services Fund, Peace and Order so in 2012, I introduced the “Zero Squatter Program” which aims to provide security to informal settlers through active campaign.

We created a win-win mechanism to help alleviate the lives of the informal settlers, institutionalize an office that will focus on addressing various needs and enactment of various legislative interventions to support the program,” Mayor Gerry explained.

Mayor Gerry added: “From being informal settlers, Angono’s marginalized and vulnerable informal sector is now recognized as formal settlers and regular lot buyers. The municipality looks forward to a future that is free from professional squatter and squatting syndicate.”

Based on the presentations of Mayor Gerry, Urban Settlement and Development Office head Reynaldo Tan, Office of the Mayor chief of staff Alan Maniaol, Municipal Planning and Development Office head Nancy Nancy Unidad, and Technical Service coordinator Jolan Aralar, the municipality has spent P9 million for the past three years by providing, arranging, and enrolling 10,046 homeless families in various programs of the National Housing Agency, Housing Land Use and Regulatory Board and talks initiated with private lot owners.

The scheme includes direct lot buying, community mortgage program, NHA program and auctioning of levied properties.

Direct buying is a win-win situation between the informal residents of intruded lands and its owners. The municipality serves as middle man, preparing the community for the purchase while they negotiate with the landowner for a reasonable price.

Community Mortgage Program involves key shelter agencies of our government – the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation and the Social Housing Finance Corporation. Once the community is organized by the municipality, the said agencies are contacted to take over and assist them with the program. They accommodate onsite and offsite land occupants.

National Housing Authority Program is similar to CMP. The NHA program is assisted by its respective agency.

LGU Initiative on Auctioned and Levied Properties Program features highly delinquent private properties that are levied and auctioned by the provincial government. The municipality organizes the community in preparing funds for the auction where they partake or negotiate with the winning bidders. The provincial government then assists the office in the instance of lost – talking to the bidding winners on behalf of the informal settlers.


The Zero Squatter Program particularly institutionalized the Urban Settlement Development Office (USDO), implemented anti-squatting, provided legislative support, increased public awareness campaigns and activities, and tapped community involvement and participation of business sector.

As a result, the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council cited Angono with the National Drive Against Professional Squatting and Squatting Syndicates awards as No. 1 in 2015 and No. 2 in 2016 nationwide.

Angono was the only 1st class municipality in this roster dominated by urbanized and highly urbanized cities in the country.

The NDAPSSS award recognized Angono’s outstanding achievements in curtailing the activities of professional squatters and squatter syndicates through sound legislative actions, pragmatic policies, and innovative anti-professional squatting programs and projects, thus enhancing its capacity to address housing and urban development concerns.

NDAPSSS was instituted to curb the nefarious activities of professional squatters and squatting syndicates and intensify as well the national drive against criminal elements that prey on people who need most the protection of the law.

Angono’s Anti-Illegal Squatting Task Force, compose of Urban Settlement and Development Office, Public Safety Office-Civil Security Unit, barangay officials and the Angono Philippine National Police, was able to thwart questionable individuals and groups using spurious titles.

38th place

The Galing Pook Awards was launched on October 21, 1993 as a pioneering program that searches and recognizes innovative practices by local government units.

LGU finalists with outstanding initiatives are carefully selected and winners are recognized in a very prestigious awarding ceremony.

For a program to be considered for the Galing Pook Awards, it must meet the following minimum requirements: must have involved or engaged processes within a local government unit (barangay, municipality, city, or province) even if the program might have been initiated (either independently or jointly) by an NGO, CSO and/or an LGU, must have been in operation for at least one (1) year before the deadline of submission and must have verifiable and significant results.

Out of 158 submissions from different municipalities nationwide, Angono’s ‘Zero Squatter Program’ placed 38th among the programs to be validated.

2nd Galing Pook

Angono previously won the Galing Pook Award in 2003 with its entry titled “Sa Turismo Aangat Ang Angono,” an attempt at total development using its tourism advantage as a vehicle and centrepiece by embarking on a physical makeover, road construction and traffic decongestion, systematized public transport system, market renovation, and tapping volunteerism as social ethic.

Based on its website, Galing Pook traces its beginnings in 1993 when the first Gantimpalang Panglingkod Pook was held.

The Awards Program was a joint initiative of the Local Government Academy–Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Ford Foundation, and other individual advocates of good governance from the academe, civil society and the government.

The Asian Institute of Management administered the awards program until 2000.

Earlier in 1998, the Galing Pook Foundation was formally established as a private awards-giving body to sustain the Awards program.

In its two decades of existence, Galing Pook has become a leading resource institution continuously promoting innovation and excellence in local governance. It proactively searches and recognizes best local government practices and facilitates their adoption in more communities in the country.

The foundation’s vision is to serve as “the leading resource institution that promotes innovation, sustainability, citizen empowerment and excellence in local governance” alongside its mission of “promoting excellence in local governance through recognition, sharing of information and support of efforts to replicate best practices at the local level.”

The foundation’s Board of Trustees and secretariat include the following:

Ma. Lourdes Fernando, Chairperson, Former Mayor, Marikina City
Miguel Rene Dominguez, Vice-Chairperson. Trustee, Synergeia Foundation. Former Governor, Sarangani Province
Elmer Soriano, Corporate Secretary Country Manager, Civika Institute
Edna Estifania Co, Treasurer. Executive Director, UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies
Edicio Dela Torre, Trustee. Chairperson, Education for Life Foundation
Lilian De Leon, Trustee. Consultant, Jollibee Foods Corporation. Former Executive Director, League of Municipalities of the Philippines
Jose Rene Gayo, Trustee. President, Foundations for People Development
Elisea Gozun, Trustee. Trustee, Government Service Insurance System
Veronica Villavicencio, Trustee. Former Convenor, National Anti-Poverty Commission.


Eddie Dorotan, Executive Director
Lorenzo Ubalde, Program Officer
Adrian Adove, Program Officer
Genevive Gabion, Finance Officer
Monette Montemayor, Program Assistant
Christine Beltran, Administrative and Finance Assistant
Marwin Gotis, Administrative Assistant

Sa Angono, mortar shell ng bomba, natagpuan sa Sunstrip/M.L. Quezon Avenue sa Barangay San Isidro

Gamit ang backhoe, maingat na kinuha noong Sabado, July 22, ni SPO4 Rogelio C. San Juan ang 60MM High Explosive Mortar shell/ammo na nakuha sa drainage sa bukana ng Sunstrip Subdivision at M. L. Quezon Avenue sa Barangay San Isidro.

Si SPO4 San Juan ay kabilang sa Rizal Police Provincial Explosive and Ordnance unit at naka-detail sa Angono police.

Ang mortar shell ay nakita ng mga nagbubungkal at nag-aayos ng drainage sa nasabing lugar.

Ayon kay Angono police community relations officer PO3 Dante Escober, nang masuri ang mortar shell, wala na umano ang pinakadulo nito na tinatawag na UXO kaya hindi umano posibleng sumabog.

Sa tingin ni Escober, nang kapanayamin ng Angono Public Information Office, maaaring matagal na ito sa ilalim ng lupa at nakita ito dahil na rin sa ginawang paghuhukay.

Dagdag pa niya, walang dapat ikabahala ang publiko dahil hindi pananakot ang layunin sa nasabing pangyayari.

Ang nasabing mortar shell ay nai-turnover na sa Rizal police provincial Ordnance unit.

Ang UXO naman, base sa website ng Australian Government Department of Defence, ay tumutukoy sa Unexploded Ordnance.

“Unexploded ordnance (UXO) is any sort of military ammunition or explosive ordnance which has failed to function as intended. It includes sea mines or shells used by the Navy, mortar bombs, mines, artillery shells or hand grenades used by the Army; bombs, rockets or missiles used by the Air Force; and many other types of ammunition and explosives including training munitions.

Explosive ordnance (EO) that has functioned yet contains residual explosive or chemical warfare agent is normally treated as UXO. Derelict, discarded or abandoned explosive ordnance (AXO) is also treated similarly to UXO,” paliwanag ng nasabing defence website.

Samantala, ito ang post/announcement ng Angono PNP sa nasabing pangyayari:

“Rizal Eod in Action. July 22, 2017. SPO4 Rogelio C San Juan, EOD(OS) of Angono Rizal Pnp under direct supervision of PSUPT VERONICA T AGUSIN, OIC, responded on found UXO by excavation personnel doing drainage repair along ML Quezon Ave near Sunstrip Subd Entrance, Brgy San Isidro, Angono, Rizal. Said found UXO was a 60MM High Explosive Mortar shell/ammo and will be turned-over to RBS-EODT-Rizal.”

(Ulat nina Richard Gappi/Elida Bianca Marcial)

Angono radio communications group, nagfeeding program sa 69 na Day Care students

Animnapu’t siyam na batang mag-aaral ng Day Care Center sa tatlong barangay ng Angono ang nakinabang sa feeding program na ginanap noong nakaraang linggo.

Ang programa ay pinangasiwaan ng Spectrum Ranger 1400 na bahagi ng programa ng grupo na adopt a school program.

Ang mga RICCs o Rural Improvement Club Centers ay nasa barangay San Vicente, San Roque at San Pedro.

Ang Spectrum ay isang radio communications group sa Angono na boluntaryong namamahala sa koordinasyon sa mga pambayang gawain at selebrasyon upang maayos ang trapiko at maayos ang seguridad.

Katuwang din sila ng mga barangay at lokal na pamahalaan sa mga emergency at disaster-response activities.

Nagchampion na AWE band members, nagpasalamat kay Mayor Gerry

Ulat ni Elida Bianca Marcial

Personal na nagpasalamat noong Lunes, July 17, 2017 at nag-courtesy call kay Angono Mayor Gerry Calderon ang mga kasapi ng Angono Wind Ensemble o AWE.

Ayon sa band conductor na si Prof. Rommel Gragera, malaki ang naitulong ni Mayor Gerry upang makalahok at manalo ang AWE sa marching band competition na ginanap sa Hong Kong noong nakaraang linggo.

“Isang usap lang namin kay Mayor, full support agad siya,” wika ni Gragera.

Dagdag pa ni Gragera, iniaalay nila ang kanilang nakuhang parangal sa mamamayan ng Angono, ang kilalang Angono, Rizal “Art Capital of the Philippines” at “Home of the Higantes Festival.”

Matatandaan na limang championship ang napanalunan ng Angono Wind Ensemble sa Hong Kong International Marching Band Competition 2017.

Ginanap ang kompetisyon sa nasabing Chinese city kung saan bukod sa Pilipinas, kalahok din ang mga banda mula sa Thailand, Korea, Malaysia at Hong Kong.

Ang kompetisyon, na may pahintulot ng World Association of Marching Show Bands, ay inorganisa ng All Hong Kong Marching Band Union.

“The competition is designed to promote the culture of Marching Show Bands and build up friendship between Hong Kong and International Youth,” wika ng organizer sa Facebook account nito.

Si Gragera na band conductor ng nasabing mosiko na nagrepresent sa bayan ng Angono ay Sangguniang Bayan awardee bilang natatanging mamamayan sa larangan ng Musika noong 2012.

Sa nasabing courtesy call, ipinamalas din ng AWE ang kanilang winning piece at performance.

Isa sa mga piyesa dito ang kanilang areglo sa Awit Kay San Clemente na patron ng bayan, na ang masayang himig ay tila maagang nagparamdam sa tinig ng kapistahan ng bayan.

Tumugtog din sila ng Happy Birthday para kay Konsehal Jeri Mae Calderon na nagbirthday noong Linggo, July 16.

(Kasama ang ulat ni Richard R. Gappi)

U.S. Labor Department officials validate Angono’s Child Labor Free Municipality seal

Text and photos by Richard R. Gappi
July 19, 2017; Wednesday, 10:37AM

U.S. Department of Labor officials Monika Hartsel and Rommel Calderwood this Wednesday morning, July 19, 2017, validated and reviewed Angono’s sustained programs and projects as the 1st Child Labor Free Municipality in the Philippines.

Mayor Gerry Calderon, regional labor officials, local and barangay officials, police officials, municipal department heads, and civil society leaders welcomed the guests.

Angono Public Employment Service Office in charge Jolan Aralar provided the overview of the municipality’s presentation.

Hartsel expressed her admiration for what Angono has done and noted that the town’s template in solving child labor can be replicated as model by other towns and local government units.

Barangay village captains each narrated their efforts in providing interventions such as training and livelihood to parents and households where child workers were initially identified.

Mayor Gerry Calderon, meanwhile, expressed his gratitude to local officials and civil society volunteers for sustaining their effort in keeping Angono free from child labor.

Mayor Gerry added that his child labor free program is part of the town’s physical and institutional renovation and innovation in developing Angono which was once a sleepy town and 3rd class municipality.

The mayor highlighted his strategy on governance which he described as transparent, participatory, area-based and volunteer-driven decision-making process and development.

After the briefing, Hartsel and other guests received small paintings, their portrait sketched by local artists, and hand-crafted higantitos (small giants) as souvenir.

The paintings were drawn by poor URS Angono students and informal settlers who are beneficiaries of the national government’s Bottom Up Budgeting livelihood program, according to Tourism consultant Arys Maniaol. (With reports from Elida Bianca Marcial)

Know more about Municipality of Angono’s 1st Child Labor Free Municipality in the Philippines award:

REWIND/Features: 1st Child Labor Free Municipality in the Philippines

By Jolan Aralar and Ma. Concepcion Malabanan, OJT, Angono Public Information Office/PUP Manila

Children are one of the most vulnerable sectors of our society. As such, when they are gravely threatened and endangered by circumstances which affect their survival and normal development, it is the duty of the local government unit to act and ensure the best interests of children in all actions concerning them.

Three years ago, Mayor Gerardo V. Calderon accepted the reality that there were child laborers in the municipality. It was the mayor’s principle that problems as serious as child labor incidence must not be ignored and ‘swept under the rug.’

“Problems should be accepted as facts and that the municipality in coordination and cooperation with concerned national agencies shall strategize to eradicate it,” Mayor Calderon said.

Related story:

1st Child Labor Free Municipality in the Philippines

PNP chief of police ng Angono, Rizal, No.1 sa buong Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, at Quezon sa pagpapatupad ng Oplan Tokhang

Ulat ni Elida Bianca Marcial
Angono Public Information Office
July 13, 2017; Huwebes, 10:13AM

Numero uno ang hepe ng kapulisan ng Angono Philippine National Police (PNP) sa buong Class A o 1st class municipalities sa buong CALABARZON.

Ito ay kaugnay na rin sa pagpapatupad ng Oplan Double Barrel o Oplan Tokhang na kampanya kontra sa iligal na droga mula Mayo 1-31, 2017.

Inianunsyo ito ni Police Region IV-A Director PCSupt. Ma. O R. Aplasca noong 2nd Command Conference na ginanap noong July 11, 2017 sa Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba, Laguna.

Si PSupt. Dennis Macalintal ang hepe ng kapulisan ng Angono sa nasabing panahon. Si Macalintal ay pinalitan bilang hepe ni Col. Veronica Agusin noong June 2017.

Nakakuha ang Angono PNP chief ng rating na 84.39%. Pumangalawa ang Nasugbu, Batangas PNP na may rating na 82.38%, at pangatlo ang Tanay, Rizal PNP na 82.14% ang rating.

Ang pagkilala ay patunay sa maigting na pagsugpo ng Angono PNP sa iligal na droga at pagsusumite ng mga ulat at requirements sa tamang panahon, ayon kay PO3 Dante Escober na community relations officer ng Angono PNP.

“1st place tayo, na-validate na natin, updated tayong ng mga bio profile, nag-comply kaagad tayo ng mas maaga na accomplished agad natin,” wika niya.

Base sa rekord ng mga operasyon ng Angono PNP, hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay may 84 anti-drug operations itong ginawa, 713 ang mga sumukong illegal drug personalities, 116 ang nahuling drug personalities.

May 761 ang napuntahang tahanan, at drug-free ang Barangay ang San Pedro, ayon kay Escober.

“Napagtagumpayan ito ng kapulisan sa tulong at suporta na rin ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Angono sa community-based rehabilitation program na pinangangasiwaan ni Mayor Gerry Calderon,” dagdag pa ni Escober.

Tinutukoy ni Escober ang GABAY program o Ganap na Pag-alalay para sa Bagong Buhay campaign ng lokal na pamahalaan sa mga illegal drug personalities na sumuko.

Ang GABAY ay anim na buwan na barangay-based physical at psycho-social intervention program ng munisipyo ng Angono para sa mga illegal drug personalities na sumuko.

Kalahok dito ang Angono Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council, Municipal Health Office, Municipal DSWD, Public Employment Service Office at mga civil society groups tulad ng mga pastor na nakatutok sa moral at confidence building measure ng mga illegal drug personalities na sumuko.

Ayon kay PO3 Escober, patuloy ang pagbibigay kaalaman sa ating kababayan patungkol sa kampanya sa illegal drugs.

“Patuloy tayong nagbibigay ng seminar o lecture ng sa gayon ay mababawasan o ma-peprevent natin iyon, kung wala kasing educational campaign, mapapariwa iyon,” wika ni Escober.

Bukod sa kampanya kontra sa iligal na droga, aktibo din ang Angono PNP sa pag-aresto sa mga most wanted personalities sa bayan.

“Ngunit ang commissions of crime nito ay sa ibang lugar at sa Angono lamang sila nahuli,” wika ni Escober.

Ang Angono PNP ay maaaring tawagan sa numerong 651-0061 o magmessage sa kanilang official Facebook account para sa oras ng emergency.

(Kasama ang ulat ni Richard R. Gappi)

Mga tubig na itinitinda sa Angono, sinigurado ni Mayor Gerry Calderon na laging malinis at ligtas

Ulat ni Elida Bianca Marcial
Angono Public Information Office
July 11, 2017; Martes, 12:54PM

Iniutos noong Lunes, July 10, 2017 ni Angono, Rizal Mayor Gerry Calderon na laging siguraduhing malinis ang tubig na ipinagbibili sa bayan.

Ito ang atas ni Mayor Gerry sa mga water refilling distributor at opisyal ng Angono Safe Water Association na nanumpa sa kanilang panunungkulan kasabay ng lingguhang pagtataas ng bandila sa liwasang bayan.

Ayon kay Mayor Gerry, ang nasabing samahan ang makakatuwang ng lokal na pamahalaan sa pagmomonitor na malinis at ligtas ang tubig na ipinagbibili sa bayan.

Ang samahan ng mga water distributor sa bayan ay nabuo sa tulong na rin ng Angono Municipal Health Office na laging nag-iinspect at gumagabay sa nasabing samahan.

Sa partikular, ang grupo ay inasistehan ni Angono municipal medical technologist Gilbert Merino na nagbigay ng mga seminar tungkol sa pagbibisnis ng tubig.

Ayon pa kay Mayor Gerry, mapapansin na sa mga lalagyan ng tubig ay may selyo ito at aprubado ng lokal na pamahalaan na aniya’y patunay na na-inspect at malinis ito.

Pinaliwanag din ni Mayor Gerry na ang pagbubuo ng samahan ay pagpapalakas sa partnership ng lokal na pamahalaan at mga mangangalakal sa bayan upang masiguro ang maayos at mataas na antas na pagseserbisyo at pagnenegosyo.

Matatandaan na noong nakaraang taon ay pinag-aralan ng mga Japanese scientists ang tubig at mga source of water sa bayan ng Angono.

Nasa findings ng mga mananaliksik na naaayon sa standard ng World Health Organization ang kalinisan ng tubig at yamang-tubig ng bayan.

(Kasama ang ulat ni Richard R. Gappi)

SM Foundation, planong magtayo sa Angono para sa gagawing nursery o pagkukunan ng technology ng mga magsasaka sa Angono; muling paglulunti o regreening program, binigyang diin ni Mayor Gerry

Ulat ni Elida Bianca Marcial
Angono Public Information Office
July 10, 2017: Monday, 4:05PM

Inianunsyo ni Angono, Rizal Mayor Gerry Calderon na ang SM Foundation ay binabalak na kumuha ng lupa sa bayan ng Angono upang gawing workshop area para sa gagawing nursery o pagkukunan ng technology ng mga magsasaka at ng mga CLOA holders upang pagyamanin ang pagtatanim ng mga punongkahoy at ng mga gulay sa bayan.

Binanggit ito ni Mayor Gerry kaninang Lunes ng umaga, July 10, 2017 sa lingguhang pagtataas ng bandila sa liwasang bayan.

“Sa programang ito ay madadagdagan ang kabuhayan ng mga manananim at mapapangalagaan na rin ang ating kapaligiran,” wika ni Mayor Gerry.

Ang CLOA holders ay tumutukoy sa mga magsasakang benepisyaryo ng repormang agraryo na pinagkalooban ng Certificate of Land Ownership and Acquisition o CLOA.

“Iyong taga-SM Foundation, naghahanap sila ng isang lugar na magiging demo area…upang ang ating mga manananim ang itanim ay punongkahoy at mga gulay at hindi bahay. Para po ito sa Mahabang Parang at ilang bahagi ng ating bayan sa Poblacion Ibaba at sa isla sa tapat ng ating Laguna Lake,” paliwanag ni Mayor Gerry.

Ang panukala ng SM Foundation ay susuhay sa existing program ng bayan sa agrikultura.

“Sa pakikipagpulong ng inyong lingkod kina Sister Ester Rivera at Catholic Relief Service/BUSILAK, Joe Lamadrid at mga miyembro ng Saranay, at Dr. Alejandro Medina ng Municipal Agriculture Office, isinusulong ng bayan ng Angono ang pagsasaayos ng kapaligiran sa paglulunsad ng Tanimang Bayan sa Dulong Wawa.

Sa programang ito ay nilalayon nitong maisaayos ang kapaligiran at maging daan upang madagdagan ang kabuhayan ng manananim,” wika pa ni Mayor Gerry.

Ang BUSILAK ay programang Buhayin ang Sapa, Ilog, Lawa at Karagatan ni Gov. Nini Ynares.

Noong nakaraang linggo ay bumisita sa Angono si Joey Medina, General Manager ng Laguna Lake Development Authority o LLDA, upang pag-usapan ang mga proyekto at programa sa tabing-lawa.

Nabanggit din ni Mayor Gerry sa LLDA chairman ang waste water treatment area ng pamahalaang bayan na nasa San Martin Subdivision.

Ayon kay Mayor Gerry, ang Waste Water Treatment ay bilang pagtugon sa climate change adaptation program.

“Itong waste water treater natin, sa panahon ng tag-ulan at tag-araw, kung kailangan ng tubig, meron tayong nakareserba diyan – mga sampung drum ng ating tanker.

Ito ay bilang water reserve in case of calamity. Pwede lamang dito iyong kapag may sunog o ano pa man, pwede pagkunan ng tubig,” wika ni Mayor Gerry.

Kaugnay pa din sa agrikultura at programang muling paglulunti o regreening program ng bayan, binanggit ng punongbayan na magtatalaga siya ng isang agronomist.

“Siya ang may kaalaman sa agrikultura upang matugunan ang pagsasaayos ng kapaligiran ng bayan ng Angono. Dahil ang kinakailangan ng bayan ay ang sustainability sa mga environmental issues ng Angono,” pagtatapos ni Mayor Gerry. (Kasama ang ulat ni Richard R. Gappi)

Vision, Mission and Strategy

Our Vision

Angono Dream:

“An Artist’s Paradise, a Tourist’s Haven,

a clean, healthy, peaceful and orderly

community,  a prosperous, just, and humane

society with the blessings of God Almighty.”

Our Mission

Guided by the Principles of


Public Services and Accountability.

The Municipal Government of Angono seeks

to uplift the life of it’s people,

promote socio-economic development in

harmony with nature, creates a climate

conducive to business, tourism, and

education, music and the arts, and its rich

cultural heritage.

Our Strategy

P eople Centered


 I  ntegrated

A rea Based

D evelopment