After passing tough exams, tour guides given Mayors permit

By: Charina Lustre

[caption id="attachment_1061" align="alignleft" width="450"] Tourism Guide Seminar[/caption] After hurdling a 100-question, multiple choice written examination and afterwards a 3-man panel interview , 107 persons passed out of nearly 200 participants who attended the tour-guiding services training last January 19. The new Puerto Galera Tourism Council together with the Office of the Mayor conducted the training after identifying the need to professional, re-orient and educate the remaining and prospective tour guides. The Council noted that complaints received by resorts owners and tourists alike on some tour guides and so-called recruiters who take advantage of tourists by ...

Two Drug Pusher arrested in two different operations

By: Mario Lutz

Puerto Galera-May 13, 2017 Two drugpusher, one in Sabang and on in Sinandigan have been arredted in two different bust and buy operations yesterday, may 13 by the Puerto Galera Municipal Police Station in cooperation with Agents from PDEA MIMAROPA. Together with the two Drug Dealer, who have been arrested in whitebeach two days earlier, that makes 4 arrests in 3 different police actions within only 3 days. In our recent interview with the Chief of Police, Panganiban stated that the ...

Water problem solved in 6 months, says Mayor RDI

By: Mario Lutz

Finally, finally, at long last, the long-awaited, much-anticipated water rehabilitation project is underway. This following the approval of the Sangguniang Bayan of Mayor Rockey Ilagan’s water system rehabilitation and improvement projects estimated to cost more than 70 million pesos in total. The Mayor promised that the water crisis now running nearly one decade will be over and done with once the water project has been completed. “I promised them that I will solve ...

ORMECO Powerplant shout down

By: Mario Lutz

The power all over town went off around 8am this morning. After a talk with ormeco officials this morning, the Fortnightly Journal regret to inform you that we expecting a long brown out today. Ormeco is not sure how long it will take their respond team to get the plant back on the grid. Why is the cooperative not prepared for emergencies like that, and why they dont have a ...

Marco Heft – The Interview after Rambulan

By: Mario Lutz

The Underground Battle MMA “Rambulan sa Galera” on April 28 & 29, 2017 was a big success. We had two local fighters joining the, from UGB MMA Philippines and the Municipal of Puerto Galera organized Event. Dale Cataquiz from Balatero, and Marco Heft, a german, living and working in Sabang. Dale lost his first MMA fight, Marco could not start. In the evening before the fight-night, Marco’s Coach Matt Sornberger, aka “Shark” ...

Noise Again All Over Town?

By: Mario Lutz

[caption id="attachment_1015" align="alignleft" width="450"] Muffler Action in Manila[/caption] After Mayor Ilagan took office in july 2016 at the Municipal, he implemented certain rules and made sure that such rules where enforced. Noisy muffler, karaoke, loud music - Galerans thought was part of the history. Guess what - we where wrong. Discipline is gone - motorbike riders with  noisy mufflers are back and racing up and down the roads again at night. In ...