Turn-over and Blessing of Cabacungan Evacuation Center, Conducted

Amidst the challenges, the Local Government Unit of Nabunturan is grateful and happy for the Blessing and Turn-Over of the fully-functional Evacuation Center in Barangay Cabacungan, Nabunturan.

Attending the event are Mayor, Chelita C. Amatong; DILG Provincial Director, Noel C. Duarte; MLGOO, Engr. Evan Noel Pascua; Municipal Engineer, Thelma Gisma; and MDRRM Officer, Jennifer F. Echavez.

The 6.1M-worth of Evacuation Center is equipped with:
2 Evacuation Rooms
1 Breastfeeding Room
1 Lovers Room
1 First Aid Room
1 Administrative Office
1 Stock Room w/cabinet
Mess Hall & Kitchen Area
2 Laundry area
Male and Female Comfort Rooms (w/ Children Toilet)

Mayor Chickay excitedly shared the upcoming construction of another evacuation center in Brgy. Magading. She is thankful as well to the support and cooperation of Barangay Cabacungan.

Mayor Chelita C. Amatong handing over the Key of Responsibility to Hon Zosima Balio, Barangay Chairman – Cabacungan.

In her message, Brgy. Captain Zosima Balio became emotional and gave her gratitude for the construction of the evacuation center which will really help their residents, especially those in flood-prone areas.


Yesterday, the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Section headed by Ms. Geraldine Pizaras conducted an eco-planting activity in front of the Municipal Hall, Nabunturan.

They planted 20 hills of Palawan Cherry Blossoms, 10 Golden Trumpets, 2 Orange trees, and 3 Pink trees, with a total of 35 hills of flowering trees.

This is with the support of SB Member, Atty. Carlo Ancla who provided for the seedlings and snacks during the event.


Among the eleven (11) municipalities in Compostela Valley Province, only two (2) was recognized as the Top Performer Public Employment Service Office (PESO) by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

One of which, is our dear municipality of Nabunturan under the Human Resource and Management Office (HRMO).

The top performers were awarded with a set of desktop computer in recognition of the efforts of the municipality in providing quality service.

Thus, during the Monday convocation on November 25, 2019, the award was received by Ms. Reynita Villan, Human Resource and Management Officer from Sir Isidrick M. Paqueo, Sr. Local Employment Officer of DOLE. (IO, RL)


Last November 20, 2019, the Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) together with the Reformed Voluntary Surrenderers attends the Reformed Voluntary Surrenderers (RVS) Day in celebration of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week (from November 17-23, 2019) at Provincial Capitol Ground, Cabidianan, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province.

In the event, the RVS Nabunturan proudly championed the Basketball game.

With the theme, “Health for Justice, Justice for Health” the Province of Compostela Valley (soon to be Davao de Oro) among the eleven (11) municipalities is one with the national celebration against drug abuse.


Last November 15,2019, the Local Government Unit of Nabunturan with Local Chief Executive Chelita C. Amatong and the Municipal Health Office, headed by Dr. Danielo O. Rubillos, is very much delighted to be awarded the prestigious DOH Red Orchid Awards 2019 for 100% Tobacco-Free Environment at Grand Mensing, Davao City.

The Red Orchid Award is an annual search for 100% Tobacco-Free Environment among different administrative levels (national, regional, provincial, city, municipal) of the Department of Health (DOH).

The winners are judged based on the strength of the comprehensive efforts to implement the 100% smoke-free environments using the World Health Organization (WHO) MPOWER initiative.

MPOWER is an acronym that denotes the six proven tobacco control policies: Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies; Protect people from tobacco smoke; Offer help to quit tobacco use; Warn against the dangers of tobacco; Enforce bans on tobacco advertising; and Raise taxes on tobacco.

The result of percentages become the basis for the color of the orchid each nominee will receive. The White Orchid (71-80%) and the Pink Orchid (81-90%) are considered as runner up and Red Orchid (100%) is the winner.

LGU-Nabunturan with the Municipal Anti-Smoking Task Force is truly grateful to every barangay, agencies, organizations and individuals who supported this initiative of a Smoke-Free Nabunturan. (IO, RL)


In light with the October 16 and 29 occurrence, wherein the municipality felt the magnitude 6.3 and 6.4 earthquake, leaving some noticeable cracks in elementary and high school buildings, the Local Government of Nabunturan took immediate actions.

On October 16, an initial incident report was submitted by Ms. Jennifer F. Echavez of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRMMO) after their assessment to various schools in the municipality, highlighting the schools with cracks found.

In the initial assessment, Engineer Thelma Gisma, Municipal Engineer, declared that the buildings were still fit to hold classes.

Until the second earthquake on the morning of October 29, Mayor Chelita C. Amatong called for an emergency meeting in response to the phenomenon that have brought fear to the people of Nabunturan.

The Provincial Office of the Governor also issued orders for the cancellation of classes in all levels in the municipality as precautionary measures. 

The next day, three teams composed of representatives from Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Nabunturan Emergency Response Team (NERT), and Office of the Municipal Engineer, were dispatched to check vulnerable school buildings in the municipality that have been found with visible cracks.

The teachers and disaster focal(s) were then enlightened with the status of the buildings and the necessary measures to be done. From the assessment, most of the school buildings are fit to hold classes.

On November 3 to 11, 2019, the Nabunturan Emergency Response Team (NERT) under the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office flew to Bacolod City, Negros Occidental to undergo a Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR) Course at Amity Public Safety Academy.

Thirteen (13) NERT responders along with provincial responders and rescuers from Monkayo and Mawab completed the 8-day CSSR course that is in accordance with the Program for the Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) standard.

This is to capacitate the rescuers and responders in a highly critical event like Earthquake which is unprecedented by nature.

With an equipped and capacitated Disaster Risk Reduction and Management rescuers, the Local Government Unit of Nabunturan seeks to provide fast and quality services to Nabunturanons whenever, wherever.

Water System Project

On October 4, 2019, Local Chief Executive Chelita C. Amatong led another Blessing and Turn-over Ceremony of Potable Water System Project worth over 1.5 million pesos at Purok 2, Barangay Poblacion together with Sir Freddie D. Coronica, Special Project Consultant; Barangay Captain Debbie Tan represented by Hon. Cyrian Reterba, barangay officials and functionaries.

The said project is the fifth Potable Water System in the municipality, that is run by solar power.

Mayor Amatong, in her message,urged the people of Purok 2 to take good care of the project and instill harmonious relationship within the community.

Three (3) water system projects, in Barangay Cabidianan, Pangutosan, and San Roque will also be implemented this year 2019.

These steps seek to create more sustainable projects that will be beneficial for the growth and development of Nabunturan.


The Municipal Youth Development Council in partnership with the NNCHS Supreme Student Government and the Philippine National Police successfully initiated an Anti-Illegal Drug Symposium last June 21, 2019 at the SHS Home Economics Building, NNCHS, Nabunturan, CVP.

PSSg. Marlon H. Torrefranca, investigator from Nabunturan Police Station, stood as the Resource Speaker of the symposium.

 He discussed the dangers of using and selling illegal drugs as well as the consequences as stipulated in the law. He was also accompanied by some of the PNP personnel assigned in the municipality.

Present during the symposium were the selected Grade 11 and 12 teachers and students from NNCHS, the SSG officers and adviser, Hon. James Carlo Tanduyan (SKMF), Don Kryle Sy (LYDO), Joffrey Baclaan (Asst. LYDO), Benes Coquilla (LGBT President), Krystal Kate Amposta (4Ks President), and Amber Aparece (SKMF Secretary).

This is only the beginning of the Anti-Drug Symposiums that will be conducted by the Municipal Youth Development Council in the secondary schools in Nabunturan.

Sophisticatedly Fierce: Binibining Nabunturan 2019!

12 bold candidates shall showcase their beauty, wit, and advocacy in this year’s staging of Binibining Nabunturan (BBN) 2019, in celebration of the much-awaited 62nd Founding Anniversary of the municipality.

Chosen among the 28 bountiful barangays of Nabunturan, the young ladies fearlessly conquered the 3-day beauty camp in Barangay Sasa.

Through the help of extensive training courses and seasoned local fashion professionals, the ladies showed promising potential as the next Binibini and Ambassadress of Goodwill.

They also leveled-up their game, particularly in the *pre-q&a term* where their eloquence has been put to test.

 Charly K. Valer, Head of the Organizing Committee, believes that this year’s pageant will be both exhilarating and exciting with a great caliber of candidates.

Further, pageant-enthusiasts will be as thrilled, for the ladies will be wearing Mindanao’s elite fashion designer, Neil Patrick Jimlani’s creations.

As well as Philippines’ top shoe designer, Jojo Bragais’, which is a remarkable name in the pageant world and Binibining Nabunturan’s …

As such, the Local Government Unit of Nabunturan invites everyone to witness who will be this year’s Binibining Nabunturan on July 21, 2019 at the Assumption College of Nabunturan Gymnasium.