On the 3rd day of June, the Local Government Unit of Nabunturan with Local Chief Executive Chelita C. Amatong and the Environment Resources Section headed by Ms. Geraldine Pizaras launches Basura Ko, Eskwela Mo Program.

The program is in line with Republic Act 9003, or “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000” stating the responsibilities of every office/workplace to segregate waste at source, and to help less fortunate school-children.

Currently, there are two municipal-operated Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) (Municipal Hall MRF and Municipal Dumpsite MRF), used as recycling centers.

MRFs recycles office papers, cartons, plastic, and cans which can be sold, thus creates income in a modest amount.

But through continuous effort and support, the generated income shall be used to help fund and assist school-children.

As of this day, the program extends its hands to twelve (12) scholars (from Kindergarten to sixth grade) who were given school supplies.


As a build-up activity for this year’s Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition, the 7th Sine Indie Film Camp proved to be a success with over 30 participants coming from various municipalities in the province.

The workshop was held last May 15-17, 2019 at the Cinematheque Centre Nabunturan, Compostela Valley.

Sine Indie 7 invited three renowned Mindanaoan filmmakers as resource speakers for the workshop: Sir Arbi Barbarona, director of Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right to Kill, a film garnering awards in the Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2017); Ms. Ryanne Murcia, festival director of Festival de Cine Paz Mindanao in Zamboanga City; and Mr. Bryan Jimenez, a connoisseur of cinematography.

The workshop was divided into two sections, the Basic class for aspiring filmmakers and Master class for the local filmmakers who have already established their works and skills.

Among the reviewed unfinished films, 2 were granted 20,000.00, 4 were granted 10,000.00, and 2 were granted 5,000.00 worth of seed money for film production.

This local films shall be competing in the upcoming 7th Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition (NABIFILMEX) against films from Luzon, Visayas, and other parts of Mindanao.

The films will also have a chance to contend in various film festivals in the Philippines, and even in International film festivals.

Bayanihan Para sa Karunungan Program in Nabunturan

With the spirit of BAYANIHAN, and the support of our Local Chief Executive Chelita “Chikay” Amatong, 9 sacks of rice were successfully distributed among the 9 public elementary schools under Summer Big Brother: Reading is Fun Program (SBB) of the Province of Compostela Valley.

Among the sack of rice, school supplies will also be provided for the use of the schoolchildren, teacher and youth volunteers.

SBB is a 15-day remedial class program for Grade 2 and Grade 3 students who have difficulties in reading and comprehension. The municipal-wide program aims to help the children in their learning, strengthen the spirit of bayanihan, and advocate the importance of education towards a prosperous future. 


As the fight against drug abuse continue to strengthen, the Local Government Unit of Nabunturan under the Oplan Liwanag Program conducted two closing ceremonies in Barangay Katipunan and Barangay Cabacungan this month of May.

On May 10, 2019 Barangay Katipunan, under the leadership of Barangay Captain Eulogio C. Aguilo Jr., concluded the Intensive Care Program of Reformed Voluntary Surrenderers.  

The activity was attended by heads and/or representatives of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), Philippine National Police-Nabunturan Station (PNP), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Municipal Social Welfare Development (MSWD), Provincial Health Office (PHO), Municipal Health Office (MHO), Nabunturan Ministerial Fellowship, barangay council of Katipunan, friends, relatives, and family of the RVS.

While on May 22, 2019 Barangay Cabacungan successfully concluded the Intensive Care Program of Oplan Liwanag held at the Barangay Covered Court.

Barangay Captain Zosima B. Balio expressed her congratulations to the reformed voluntary surrenderers and urged them to live a drug-free and happy life.

The activity was attended by Mayor Chelita C. Amatong, Municipal Local Government Operations Officer, heads and/or representatives from PNP, PAO, PDEA, MSWD, PHO, MHO, religious sectors, barangay council of Cabacungan, friends, relatives, and family of the RVS.

For a drug-free Nabunturan, Oplan Liwanag Program shall continue reaching other barangays to help inspire and change lives.

Photo credits: Nabunturan Police Station


The Local Government Unit of Nabunturan is in one with the simultaneous inauguration of Brigada Eskwela 2019 last May 20, with the theme “Matatag na Bayan para sa Maunlad na Paaralan.”

The week-long activity is conducted to gather all government and non-government stakeholders to contribute their resources, time, and effort in preparing the public school facilities for the opening of classes this June.

As such, LGU employees participated in the Zumba and “Dagan Para Sa Eskwelahan” fun run activity.

While the Sangguniang Kabataan Municipal Federation went to 28 elementary schools in the municipality to clean and hand over cleaning materials (brooms and coconut husks) provided by the Municipal Youth Development Council. MYDC also provided potable water for the volunteers at NNCHS.

Our Binibining Nabunturan 2019 candidates also took part and provided their services in the said activity.

Other national agencies like the Philippine National Police (PNP) Nabunturan Station, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Nabunturan, etc… also offered their support.

Credits: Nabunturan Youth Development Section and Binibining Nabunturan Facebook Page


 With the full support of the Local Government Unit of Nabunturan headed by Mayor Chelita C. Amatong, the Bayanihan Para sa Karunungan Program “Summer Big Brother: Reading is Fun! (Season 6)” shall unfold this May 14, 2019 among the 9 public elementary schools of Nabunturan.

The Bayanihan Para sa Karunungan is a program of the Province of Compostela Valley in cooperation with municipal LGU’s, the education sector, various business establishments and private organizations, which aims to help vulnerable group of students who have weaknesses in reading and comprehension be equipped as they move to the higher grade.

At its sixth season, the Summer Big Brother: Reading is Fun! (SBB) Program in the municipality shall serve to a total of 270 grade 2 and grade 3 elementary students from Bukal ES, Bayabas ES, Cabidianan ES, C.M. Recto ES, Matagdungan ES, Ogao ES, Pangutosan ES, San Isidro ES, and San Roque ES.

With the spirit of volunteerism, the 15-day remedial class program will be facilitated by 18 teachers and 36 youth volunteers along with extended volunteers coming from other municipalities in the province.

EARTH DAY “Protect Our Species”

The Local Government of Nabunturan under the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) is one in the celebration of National Earth Day with the theme “PROTECT OUR SPECIES”, today April 22, 2019.

Various activities were organized for the success of the said event. One of which is the “Tree Caring Activity” in the Municipal Tree Park, in which trees and plants surrounding the area were fertilized.

A Pulot-basura activity was also conducted around Poblacion with MENRO staff and SK Poblacion.

Ms. Geraldine Pizaras of the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office reminds everyone to help save the environment by being a responsible and responsive citizen.


Three Site Inspections Conducted

One of the programs of the Local Government of Nabunturan, through the Tourism and Information Section, is the development of the town’s potential and existing Tourism sites or products.

Thus, 3 site inspections in the month of April were conducted to assess the tourist sites for development and/or usage: the Pagtulian Falls in Barangay Bukal, the St. Margarette Church and Function Hall in Barangay Libasan, and the Santa Ana Dam in Barangay Libasan as well.

To get to the Pagtulian Falls, a 15-minute (or 1 kilometer) trek from Bukal Barangay Hall was taken by the team with Kagawad Inday Inalim. The journey is an uphill climb following a rocky path along Matagdungan River; the waterfall is estimated to be 20 meters in height.

On one hand, a site inspection was conducted in St. Margarette Chapel and Function Hall, in Barangay Libasan with Municipal Engineer, Thelma Gisma; Municipal Tourism Officer, Leah M. Calamba; and Human Resource and Management Officer, Reynita Villan.

The place is quite serene and remote, perfect for retreat activities and the likes. The function hall can be rented for an economy price of 1,500.00/day which can accommodate up to 50 individuals. Inclusive amenities of the hall are the 12 double deck beds, 2 comfort rooms, water, and electricity.

Lastly, a site inspection in Sta. Ana Dam was conducted in preparation for the video and photo shoot of the reigning Binibining Nabunturan, Ms. Trina Logroño.

Sta. Ana Dam is a manmade lake that offers serenely picturesque view, with mountains and greeneries surrounding it. The lake is also a source of food and income with fish pens tended by the locals of the barangay. Among the fishes that were bred in the area is the Tilapia, which are then sold to the local market.


On November 15, 2019, Nabunturan Black Mamba was hailed the Overall Champion of the 22nd Compostela Valley Province Athletic Association (CVPAA) Meet hosted by the Municipality of Montevista.

Bringing home a total of 73 gold medals from the elementary and secondary category, Nabunturan District Home of the Fighters RANKED 1 overall.

The provincial meet officially opened on November 11, 2019 at the Montevista Sports Complex, Montevista, Compostela Valley Province with the theme “Bridging Unity, Teamwork, and Excellence Through Sports.”

The five-day event is a congregation of the province’s best athletes that are equally skilled and competent in various sports. 

The sports meet also plays a significant role in discovering the finest athletes who will compete for the upcoming Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) 2020.

As a tribute to their success, a Victory Party was hosted by the local government unit on the night of November 14, 2019.

During the celebration, Mayor Chelita C. Amatong expressed her heartfelt gratitude to all the athletes, parents, and coaches who have exerted so much effort to ensure victory for the municipality. (IO, RL)