Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
A huge crater with about 6 kilometers in diameter is found in Sibalom, Antique. The Sibalom crater's perimeter is from Brgy. Imparayan, Tabagan Hill, La Union, Tubudan, Aningalan, Apong, and Mt. Poras. Further verification is still needed to determine the origin of this crater whether this is a prehistoric volcano or caused by a meteor. Mau-it River, which is literally filled with semi precious gemstones, runs through the center of this crater.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Dominic Abad and Diana Rose Giagone romped away with the Mr. and Miss Sibalom National High School 2011 held last January 25, 2011 at the Sibalom National High School quadrangle. Both of them also won all but one special and minor awards of the pageant. Dominic Abad, a sophomore student, won the nod of the judges with his good looks, relaxed poise, and intelligent answers. Diana Rose Giagone, a freshman student, also won the nod of the judges with her beauty, relaxed poise and intelligent answers.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Sibalom National High School celebrates its 1st Foundation Day on January 28, 2011. Hon. Gov. Exequiel Javier, who authored the Bill of SNHS, praised the leadership of the school headed by Mrs. Elenita Bacho. Hon. Exequiel Javier is virtually the Father of the Sibalom National High School and the University of Antique. Young, good-looking Hon. Cong. Paolo Javier promised one building every year for Sibalom National High School amidst cheers from teenage fans and students. Hon. Mayor Joel Occena promised full support for the SNHS. Mayor Occena lends his heavy equipments for free when SNHS requests assistance. Asst. Schools Superintendent Victor De Gracia Jr. hinted that SNHS will receive additional permanent teacher items this year and praised all who contributed in the success of this school making it one of the biggest in Antique.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
King Ralph Kian Trivelegio I and Queen Rhianne Belle Denosta I were crowned Little Mr. and Miss Day Care 2011 at the Municipal Plaza last January 21, 2011. Earlier in the morning, a parade with the University of Antique Marjorettes and beautiful floats honored their Royal Majesties. This parade and coronation festivities were made possible through the diligent efforts of Ms. Sally Jowin, Day Care Worker, Mrs. Rebecca Signo, Day Care Parent Association President, and the Barangay Officials of District III led by Brgy. Captain Patrocinio Morales. In behalf of Hon. Mayor Joel P. Occeña, Hon. Sebastian Butiong congratulated the District III Day Care Center and District III Brgy. Officials for successfully holding this activity. The debonaire SB Member conveyed the congratulatory message of the Honorable Mayor who is attending a Mayor's League meeting in Iloilo City. Hon. Mayor Joel P. Occeña expressed his happiness to see the parade of the Royal Court earlier in the morning. Other SB Members who graced the affair were Hon. Erlinda Niquia, Hon. Zenaida Baraquia, Hon. Santiago Lotilla IV, Hon. Eleuterio Millamena, Hon. Rexon Nodque, and Hon. Donna Cris Yan Subong. Hon. Edgar Denosta, Senior Board Member of the Province of Antique, made the affair more complete. Miss Mayz Mercado and Mr. Gavereal Villalobos serenaded the King and Queen. Hon. Lilia Villarta, Mrs. Susan Solis, MSWDO and Mrs. Laura Bacaling were among those present including the joyful parents of the King and Queen and her royal court. The emcees for the night were Miss Wilma Fe Vego and Mr. Francis Natividad. Congratulations!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The University of Antique receives a late but bountiful Christmas gift today - P30.0 million from Congressman Paolo Javier and Governor Exequiel Javier. In a speech delivered today at the University of Antique Main Campus in Sibalom, Gov. Exequiel Javier and Congressman Paolo Javier announces the allocation of P10.0 million for the College of Engineering, P10.0 million for the College of Marine Studies, and P10.0 million for the College of Forestry. Such benevolence from our beloved leaders would benefit not only the people of Sibalom but the whole Province of Antique especially the parents of students who could hardly afford the education expenses of their children if sent to other provinces. The harmonious teamwork of Congressman Paolo Javier and Governor Exequiel Javier would surely hasten the development and progress of Antique.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Sangguniang Bayan passed an Ordinance declaring the Century Old Talisay in front of the Romn Catholic Church a Heritage Tree and a Monument of History of the Municipality of Sibalom. This Ordinance sponsored by Hon. Santiago Javier Lotilla IV, is another landmark ingenuity on the part of the Sangguniang Bayan and the Municipal Government under Hon. Mayor Joel Occeña and Hon. Vice Mayor Felipe Lacsama. This Talisay tree has withstood the test of time and could age even more than 200 years old. Some elder people of Sibalom recounted that their grandfathers told them that this Talisay tree is already maturely grown in their grandfather's childhood. It is easily the oldest tree in the poblacion today. This Talisay tree symbolizes Sibalom's evolution from a simple pueblo during the Spanish era into a bustling urban municipality today. This Talisay Tree had singularly claimed the fame and honor of being a witness to the saga and journey of the Municipality of Sibalom to the milestone events that took place in the town plaza, standing firm in her resolved to survive, weather the storm and catastrophe, both natural and human, economic and even socio-political. This Ordinance is an unprecedented move to emphasize the Sibalomnons way of thanking God and nature for having gifted the town with such a Tree that represents the very life and story by which Sibalomnons will live and die for. Thank you Mayor Joel Occeña, Vice Mayor Felipe Lacsama, SB Santiago Lotilla IV and all Sangguniang Bayan Members!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
This coming January 18, 2011, this day in 1944, the Japanese soldiers who patrolled the mountains ruthlessly massacred 40 civilians in Barangay Salvacion, Sibalom. One of the victims was Miss Petronila Petiaoco, an Elementary School Teacher assigned as Food Administrator in Salvacion and she happened to be present when the Japanese arrived in the barrio. She died a rather heroic death. May we keep her memory and others like her who risked their lives to resist the enemies of our beloved land.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The statue of Dr. Jose Rizal in Sibalom is erected in the middle of the municipal plaza. It was erected during the term of of Municipal President Nemesio Naranjo (1908-1909). The life-size structure of Dr. Jose Rizal was donated by Atty. Ramon Maza. It was bought in Manila and brought personally by the donor to Sibalom. The foundation of the statue was constructed through voluntary contributions. The donors' names were written and placed inside the monument. With the coming celebration of Rizal Day on December 30, may we remember those who contributed in making the Rizal Monument in Sibalom a reality.