STRATEGIC WATER RESOURCES PLAN

STRATEGIC WATER RESOURCES PLAN

The University of the Philippines-Diliman School of Urban and Regional Planning is collaborating with the local government unit of Buenavista, Guimaras in the preparation of their Strategic Water Resources Plan. This undertaking is in response to the request of Mayor Eugenio Reyes of the Municipality of Buenavista, Province of Guimaras for technical assistance to ensure a sustainable water supply for the municipality. In view of the impending population growth and heightened urbanization, the local government is working with agencies in the water sector, as well as the community, to meet the increase demand for potable water in the next 20 years. 

The UP planning team is composed of graduate students in Urban and Regional Planning, most of them enrolled in the international program, Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies (SPRING). The team is led by licensed environmental planners, Prof. Carmeli Marie C. Chaves and Ms. Rocelyn C. De Vera. The Buenavista Strategic Water Resources Plan is expected to be completed by May 2017.The international students from the Urban and Regional Planning of the University of the Philippines Diliman recently arrived at Buenavista, Province of Guimaras to conduct a 10-day study and provide technical assistance to development planning particularly to the town’s Water Management Strategic Plan. 

Mayor Reyes said that he is thankful that UP-Diliman responded to his call for a technical assistance and hopes that the study will help in the impending urbanization of the Municipality of Buenavista in particular and the whole Province of Guimaras in general and the possible water shortage that could happen in the near future. It is known that the Municipality of Buenavista is one of the two towns out of the five municipalities in the Province of Guimaras that has a level 3 type of water system that serves 31 out of its total 36 barangays.

 

The UP-Diliman Team of Urban Planners with Mayor Eugene Gallo Reyes

“BUENAVISTA A DRUG-FREE MUNICIPALITY PARA SA PROBINSYANG WALANG DROGA”:

       “BUENAVISTA A DRUG-FREE MUNICIPALITY   PARA SA PROBINSYANG WALANG DROGA”

         “Drug abuse and addiction are among the major problems of our society. Numerous incidents have been reported in television and social media about dealers who are caught in the acts.

Being one among those active partners of the Government’s Campaign towards reducing numerous drug-related cases, the Municipality of Buenavista was declared as a “Drug-Free Municipality” on January 26, 2017, 8:00 in the morning at the Buenavista Municipal Ground by Levi Ortiz, Deputy Regional Director, PDEA RO6, PSSUPT Louis P Garong, Provincial Director, Guimaras Police Provincial Office and PCINSP Raymond I. Cruz, Chief of Police, Buenavista Police Station.

The launching ceremony was facilitated by the Guimaras Police Provincial Office and Buenavista Police Station in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Buenavista Municipal Officials headed by the ever dynamic Municipal Mayor, Hon. Eugenio G. Reyes, and Punong Barangays.

Surrenderees attended the said event and Hon. Governor Samuel T. Gumarin, MD, MPH said that there are plans for their rehabilitation to bring them back again into the mainstream of the society living a normal life and hoping soon they will also become advocates for Anti-Drug Campaign.

Hon. Reyes also expressed his commitment to support, implement and sustain the programs upon controlling and minimizing these drug-related cases in the Municipality.

In doing so, everybody’s effort to earn a living will not be wasted and such life won’t be messed. We also need everybody’s cooperation to make this campaign effective, he added.

Levi Ortiz, Deputy Regional Director in his messages expressed his appreciation that the whole Province has been declared a “Drug-Free” Place. He also commended the active participation of everybody in helping to achieve this success especially the Provincial Police Director, the Provincial and Municipal Officials. To the surrenderees, he wished for them to be aware of their lives and make it a better that he will always be there to support them to stand again and for us to continue maintaining a Drug-Free Province.

PSSUPT Garong also expressed his intention towards a Drug-Free Community and the surrenderees will be soon our community partners in pursuing the Anti-Drug Campaign Advocacy to help lessen drug-related cases in the country.

Buenavista is one among the five (5) municipalities in the Province being declared drug-free so we are hoping this would bring a significant transformation towards everyone’s life especially to the victims.

                                         

Levi Ortiz, Deputy Regional Director, PDEA RO6 (left) declared Buenavista as a “Drug-Free Municipality and Hon. Gregorio P. Gabales, Jr, SB Member, Comm. Peace and Order (right) giving his word of welcome.

 

 

Surrenderees attending the declaration of Buenavista as “Drug-Free Municipality

 

 

 

Buenavista Commercial Complex and Public Utility Terminal Facilities now ready for Public Use

Buenavista Commercial Complex and Public Utility Terminal Facilities now ready for Public Use

A dream come true for Buenavistahanons!

As one of the Municipal interventions towards promoting economic development, fairness and maximizing efficiency and effectivity of services for the welfare and advancement of its community, the Buenavista Commercial Complex and Public Utility Terminal was formally opened to provide venue for economic activities in the municipality on its new site located at Barangay Mclain, Buenavista, Guimaras.

Preparations of every stall were undertaken slowly so that market activities will be catered  on the new venue.

The official opening of the new market was done through an inauguration ceremony officiated by Msgr. Mario Cesar G. Enarsao of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish Church on January 23, 2017 at 8:00 in the morning at the new site together with Hon. Samuel T. Gumarin,MD, MPH, Governor, the Municipal Officials headed by the development oriented Municipal Mayor, Hon. Eugenio G. Reyes, Municipal Employees,the market vendors and the public witnessing the said event.

Though the transfers of venue posed some inconveniences at first however it is said in change there is success! Since we aspire for success, so we must embrace the Change.

The Ribbon Cutting headed by Hon. Samuel T. Gumarin,MD, MPH, Governor and Municipal Mayor, Hon. Eugenio G. Reyes, together  the Municipal Officials and Employees, the market vendors and others witnessing the event

 

Buenavista Commercial Complex and Public Utility Terminal Facilities now ready for Public Use

A dream come true for Buenavistahanons!

As one of the Municipal interventions towards promoting economic development, fairness and maximizing efficiency and effectivity of services for the welfare and advancement of its community, the Buenavista Commercial Complex and Public Utility Terminal was formally opened to provide venue for economic activities in the municipality on its new site located at Barangay Mclain, Buenavista, Guimaras.

Preparations of every stall were undertaken slowly so that market activities will be catered  on the new venue.

The official opening of the new market was done through an inauguration ceremony officiated by Msgr. Mario Cesar G. Enarsao of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish Church on January 23, 2017 at 8:00 in the morning at the new site together with Hon. Samuel T. Gumarin,MD, MPH, Governor, the Municipal Officials headed by the development oriented Municipal Mayor, Hon. Eugenio G. Reyes, Municipal Employees,the market vendors and the public witnessing the said event.

Though the transfers of venue posed some inconveniences at first however it is said in change there is success! Since we aspire for success, so we must embrace the Change.

 

The Ribbon Cutting headed by Hon. Samuel T. Gumarin,MD, MPH, Governor and Municipal Mayor, Hon. Eugenio G. Reyes, together  the Municipal Officials and Employees, the market vendors and others witnessing the event

 

 

 

 

 

 

LMP

Photo taken with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Mass Oath-Taking of Newly-Appointed Officials and Officers of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) held in Malacañang on October 11, 2016