Philippine Travel Notes: Happy Jimalalud


Official Seal of the Municipality of Jimalalud
Photo and article courtesy of Philippine Travel Notes
The little big town. That’s how they call their town. I did not get to know what they say they are big for or what they are little for. I liked being in this happy town anyway. Maybe it was the time of day (a cloudy 2:30PM) or day of the week (Friday) such that surprisingly, everywhere I went, people in this town seemed to be jollier than anywhere else in the province I have visited. Any face I looked at, there was a smile. Even when they themselves conversed with each other, and I pretended not to be eavesdropping, people in this town were just really animatedly happier. Some would even wave at me with a smile as they or I passed by.

Tongue twister again?! Ah this one is easier! The town’s name is pronounced in 4 syllables, ‘Ji’ is pronounced like the English word ‘he’ or the ‘hi’ in Himalaya. Remember that! The ‘ma’ is pronounced as you would call your mom. Then ‘la’ is also pronounced as is, like when you sing ‘la la la la la’. And the ‘lud’ is pronounced like a quick ‘lood’. It sounds like the ‘lud’ in ‘ludicrous’ and not in ‘lewd’. Easy, right? So, its “ji-ma-la-lud” pronounced in the speed and accent as you would say ‘Himalaya’ – reminding you that the ‘la’ is pronounced like ‘luh’ instead of ‘lay’ even itself in the word ‘Himalaya’! Okay?! Now the folks from Jimalalud call themselves Jimalaludnon, and that’s when my tongue starts to tangle hehe!

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Note: Originally published in Philippine Travel Notes (philippinetravelnotes .blogspot.com). Posted with permission from the author; 12 June 2013 via Twitter. Thanks @pinoytraveler!

People | His Excellency Most Rev. Archbishop Onesimo Cadiz Gordoncillo, D.D., Archbishop-Emeritus of Capiz

Most Rev. Archbishop Onesimo C. Gordoncillo
Born in Jimalalud, Negros Oriental, Philippines on February 16, 1935. He was ordained priest of Dumaguete City in Dumaguete Cathedral on March 18, 1961 and was appointed auxiliary bishop of Dumaguete and titular bishop of Gunugus on March 14, 1974. He was appointed bishop of Tagbilaran two months after he was ordained titular bishop of Gunugus in 1976. He was appointed archbishop of Capiz on June 18, 1986 and was installed as its archbishop on August 27, 1986. He was a professor at the St. Joseph Seminary in Dumaguete City and later became its rector.

He graduated from Jimalalud Central School and Sacred Heart Seminary in 1949 and 1954 respectively. He took his PhB, PhL, STB, STL from University of Sto. Tomas Central Seminary in Manila from 1954 to 1961 and his MA Guidance and Counselling at Mankato State University in Minnesota, USA in 1965.

He is a co-founder of Bohol Diocesan Multi-Purpose Cooperative .  A member of the CBCP Permanent Council and Episcopal Commission on Liturgy.

MINISTRY TIMELINE

1961-1964:Professor, St. Joseph Seminary, Dumaguete City
:Parish Assistant, Dumaguete Cathedral Parish
1966-1969:Rector, St. Joseph Seminary, Dumaguete City
1969-1972:Parish Priest, Dauin, Negros Oriental
1971:Chancellor, Dumaguete Chancery Office
1972-1976:Parish Priest, Dumaguete Cathedral Parish
1974-1976:Auxiliary Bishop, Dumaguete Diocese
1976-1986:Bishop, Tagbilaran Diocese
1986-2010:Archbishop, Capiz Archdiocese
1991-1995:Member, CBCP Permanent Council Regional Representative for West Visayas
1991- 2001:Chairman, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Liturgy
2001-2005:Member, CBCP Permanent Council Regional Representative for West Visayas
2003-2007:Member, CBCP Episcopal Commission on the Doctrine of the Faith (ECDF)
2003-2007:Vice-Chairman, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Liturgy
2007-2011:Member, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Mission
2011-2013:Member, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Doctrine of the Faith (ECDF)





Reference:
Friday, June 7, 2013
Posted by Jimalalud Online Forum

RA No. 8396: An act establishing Jimalalud National High School (JNHS) in the Municipality of Jimalalud

Official Seal of Jimalalud National High School
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Third Regular Session 
H.B. No. 2631

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8396

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF JIMALALUD, NEGROS ORIENTAL, TO BE KNOWN AS THE JIMALALUD NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:


Section 1. There is hereby established a national high school in the Municipality of Jimalalud, Negros Oriental, to be known as the Jimalalud National High School.

Section 2. The Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports shall issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act.

Section 3. The amount necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act shall be included in the General Appropriations Act of the year following its enactment into law and thereafter.

Section 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Lapsed into law on November 22, 1997 without the President's signature, pursuant to Sec. 27(1), Article VI of the Constitution.

Office & Unit Heads of the Local Government of Jimalalud

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OFFICE

HEAD
Office of the Secretary to the Sanggunian
Secretary to the Sanggunian
Treasurer's Office
Treasurer
Assessor's Office
Assessor
Accounting Office
Accountant
Budget Office
Budget Officer
Planning and Development Office
Planning and Development Coordinator
Engineer's Office
Engineer
Health Office
Health Officer
Office of the Civil Registry
Civil Registrar
Darwin Magos
Office of the Administrator
Administrator
Office of the Legal Services
Legal Officer
Office of Agricultural Services/Office of the Agriculturist
Agriculturist
Social Welfare and Development Office
Social Welfare and Development Officer
Environment and Natural Resources Office
Environment and Natural Resources Officer
Office of Architectural Planning and Design
Architect

Office of Public Information
Information Officer
Population Office
Population Officer
Veterinary Office
Veterinarian
General Services Office
General Services Officer


Event | Hambabalud Festival

Jimalalud's Hambabalud Festival
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Celebrated every 13th day of January, the Sinulog de Jimalalud, known today as Hambalalud Festival is the most contested event in celebration of the town's fiesta and unending blessings & generosity of the Holy Child, Sr. Sto Niño.

The Hambabalud Festival, the most awaited event each year, derives its name from the town’s most treasured trees, Hambabalud, which are believed to be the realm of the enchanted guardian of the trees, the mountain nymph they called, Diwata.  To counteract the evils unleashed, the local folks seek the intercession of their patron, the Holy Child.(r/s)

The Hambabalud tree has become the symbol of God’s natural gift to the inhabitants, a part and parcel of the lives of the Jimalaludnons which they celebrate in the festival.(r/s)

Hambabalud Festival, a participant of the annual Buglasan Festival, wins several major awards in different category in the last few years and it has participated in several regional events in Central Visayas.

Ms. Jimalalud, Horse Fighting, and Balak, Balitaw & Harana are among the few competitions during the three-day celebretation of the town's annual fiesta.

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Barangay Officials of Jimalalud, Negros Oriental

Below is the list of Barangay Officials of the Local Government Unit of Jimalalud sorted by barangay and by post. Use Ctrl + F to quickly jump to your desired barangay.

BARANGAY AGLAHUG
Chairman
Romy C Enostacion
Councilor
Reneboy C Enostacion
Edmar S Paculanang
Michael L Gantalao
Ruben T Pacunla
Ritchie C Enostacion
Bernardo M Torres
Jelson E Paco
SK Chairman
Roy C Enostacion
BARANGAY AGUTAYON
Chairman
Edimar G Estoconing
Councilor
Mary Jean E Gordoncillo
Edgar A Estoconing
Wever C Paco
Charles G Dinolan
Samuel G Gordoncillo
Rustico F Dinolan
Henry B Garnica
SK Chairman
Retzel G Estoconing
Retzel G Estoconing
BARANGAY AMPANANGON
Chairman
Joemel E Gonzales
Councilor
Isagani H Sotomayor
Nelson G Mahinay
Edgar A Faburada
Delfin P Estosata
Emma A Estoconing
Florencio M Senillo
Antonio C Cababat
SK Chairman
Imee E Gonzales
BARANGAY BAE
Chairman
Nora Z Tumacas
Councilor
Milagros D Garsula
Wilfredo A Real
Francisco G Zamora
Maria G Pionela
Antonio H Sedilles
Sanny T Garingo
Ma. Gina R Romano
SK Chairman
Hannah Angel Z Tumacas
BARANGAY BALA-AS
Chairman
Evangeline A Aum
Councilor
Giovanie A Aum
Apino A Aum
Rey A Gordoncillo
Cayo A Deluvio
Melchor P Ybarsabal
Cerileno G Fabillar
SK Chairman
Cris John F Deluvio
BARANGAY BANGCAL
Chairman
Wilson C Estoconing
Councilor
Joel E Cornado
Pio D Sabanal
 Richard D Estoconing
Milagros D Tenio
Leonila G Paculanang
Leopoldo E Garganian
Eldie P Estosata
SK Chairman
Julan E Pacularis
BARANGAY BANOG
Chairman
Urbano S Cornado
Councilor
Eliaquim D Garsula
Rolly G Estrabela
Edgar B Matu-Og
Reneboy G Estoconing
Elven G Fabillar
Digna C Dela Lina
SK Chairman
Alne S Fabillar
BARANGAY BUTO
Chairman
Teotimo B Gante
Councilor
Bernie C Fabillar
Hally A Trinidad
Tessie C Deluvio
Ronjie G Abel
Aldy C Cameon
Engracio P Tuanda
Gerson S Cameon
SK Chairman
Renan C Deluvio
BARANGAY CABANG
 Chairman
Rogelio C Antanoy
Councilor
Rudy L Antanoy
Ailyn E Daguil
Jilmer A Daguil
Kiddy L Espraguera
Angie E Vicente
Mario A Eselio Sr
Ronie C Antanoy
SK Chairman
Maricris S Briones
BARANGAY CAMANDAYON
 Chairman
Aida E Garupil
Councilor
Nilo Q Gantalao Sr
Edilberto E Albino
Florevie P Jara
Avelino E Aninon
Demetria C Gordoncillo
Casimiro G Garupil
Arnulfo B Garnica
SK Chairman
Malcolm Gwynn F Baring
BARANGAY CANGHARAY
 Chairman
Alejandro P Gargoles
Councilor
Teodoro G Royo
Nicasio B Estorco
Roger B Tanilon
Everlyn F Garganera
Ligaya A Tuanda
Judelyn F Paculanang
Ronie B Curativo
SK Chairman
Alimar E Fabillar
BARANGAY CANLAHAO
 Chairman
Lope E Garces
Councilor
Rolando T Estoconing
Maria G Vidal
Josue F Garupil
Victoria G Aninon
Diosdado E Pacure
Jeson R Paco
Emma E Estorco
SK Chairman
Ronald E Gargoles
BARANGAY DAYOYO
 Chairman
Mario P Faburada
Councilor
Victor P Cuevas
Romulo B Fabillar
Charlemagne E Soep
Benjie P Estorco
 Dionesio T Gantalao
Nenita P Gordoncillo
Rico V Plagata
SK Chairman
Cecile P Tangaro
BARANGAY LACAON
 Chairman
Rolly G Apolinario
Councilor
Eric L Caburog
Rolando G Ceriaco
Elizer P Lindayao
Ma. Leoncia B Paculanang
Elmer S Faburada
Manilyn A Grapa
Nelboy G Ceriaco
SK Chairman
Giovanni A Grapa
BARANGAY MAHANLUD
 Chairman
Priscilla B Fabillar
Councilor
Eric B Fabillar
Jose C Dumago
Pepe Y Mohillo
Edgar B Boiles
Ricardo P Gaudiano
Leonardo A Hemodo Jr
Ricardo P Benlot Jr
SK Chairman
Cecilyn G Fabillar
BARANGAY MALABAGO
 Chairman
Alexander P Garupil
Councilor
Audie E Garson
Julito G Estoconing
Edgardo G Estoconing
Pepin P Dela Lina
Ersil K Quinanola
Baltazar G Garsula
Julito G Ganolon
SK Chairman
Eddie D Estoconing
BARANGAY MAMBAID
 Chairman
Julan L Magos
Councilor
Jeto B Lindayao
Alma E Silva
Joseph Mark B Carangue
Arnulfo Y Bolhano
Julito T Mayola
Landry L Magos
Marica M Magos
SK Chairman
Junvy G Magos
BARANGAY MONGPONG
 Chairman
Virginia C Faburada
Councilor
Liomer A Estorco
Ricky P Estoconing
Raul G Estrabela
John E Estrabela
Pablito A Paculanang
Cecilyn E Vadal
Mesalin E Garupil
SK Chairman
Joshua Jeoreneil D Faburada
BARANGAY NORTH POBLACION
 Chairman
Lesita F Granada
Councilor
Ianvic E Euraoba
Rotchie C Vidal
Robinson A Elmaco
Wilma A Vidal
Je S Ediza
Paulino J Vidal
Dakila V Magos
SK Chairman
Mary Carmelle A Vergara
BARANGAY OWACAN
 Chairman
Niven F Gantalao
Councilor
Elvin Boganotan
Billy Fabillar
Nepomosino Gargar
Jeker Garol
Luzviminda Dela Zerna
Joseph Garol
Ronie Gargoles
SK Chairman
Christian Timtim
BARANGAY PACUAN
 Chairman
Rowel G Bolhano
Councilor
Efren G Bolhano
Jovey G Bolhano
Norma A Ceriaco
Rolly G Bolhano
Rosa G Estoconing
Roy D Saclot
Julito E Sarahina
SK Chairman
Aljon E Bolhano
BARANGAY PANGLAYA-AN
 Chairman
Romeo G Sadagnot
Councilor
Glecie V Morados
Elizalde G Tapales
Merlinda E Nazareno
Rudy M Cuevas Jr
Dionesio J Grapa
Remedios E Fabillar
Felisa T Torres
SK Chairman
Jessa P Paculanang
BARANGAY POLOPANTAO
 Chairman
Lorwin S Serillo
Councilor
Lorenzo V Serillo
Eden I Ganaganag
Carlito G Ledon
Amelita B Arrogante
Edna G Romano
Carmencito C Casaba
Elejandro G Ganaganag
SK Chairman
Franz Nicole E Saycon
BARANGAY SAMPINITON
 Chairman
Archie G Tubat
Councilor
Felicisimo T Caburog
Jimmy E Janoya
Felix G Ampon
Aidenito T Villarmente
Edwin T Fabillar
Marieta V Minguito
Edilberto E Euraoba Iv
SK Chairman
Jessiebelle G Garces
BARANGAY SOUTH POBLACION
 Chairman
Ray Arvin M Reyes
Councilor
Ma. Josie T Cortina
Aido H Ampong
Wilfredo P Espinas
Jesusa G Jara
Gil T Estrellanes
Felix D Espinas
SK Chairman
Rico J Gordoncillo Jr
BARANGAY TALAMBAN
 Chairman
Wendel B Perominggan
Councilor
Jason P Bero
Rosalem G Royo
Michael T Caburog
Vivianita E Torres
Vivencio P Ayong
Cresalito C Caburog
Benjie L Garingo
SK Chairman
Marino G Curativo
BARANGAY TAMAO
 Chairman
Pacito N Torres
Councilor
Jimmy P Torres
Jurito T Redoble
Floro M Torres
Lynje R Matu-Og
Arnulfo E Gantalao
Josemarie L Cainoy
Paquito R Garnasa
SK Chairman
Neljun A Torres
BARANGAY YLI
 Chairman
Recto T Visitacion
Councilor
Jerry E Asentista
Dindo T Visitacion
Jerelyn V Elesterio
Edison P Mariano
Vilma S Estosata
Natividad A Baltazar
Lodian C Bacong
SK Chairman
Riza A Mahinay


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Edited by Emmanuel Cabando. Photo courtesy of Chona Vidal-Bontigao.



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