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Geopark team visits BLC, PMSC

The team of Bohol Island Geopark and staff of Bohol Environment Management Office paid a visit to Bohol Limestone Corporation (BLC) and Philippine Mining Service Corporation (PMSC) – Bohol Plant on April 21, 2021. They were oriented about the companies’ history, management, operations—how non-renewable resources are extracted and processed—and their environmental and social programs for the impact communities. It is noteworthy that PMSC is ISO 14001-2015: Environmental Management System certified. Thereafter, the team had the opportunity to introduce the Geopark project to the two companies and explained that quarrying activities can exist within the geopark territory provided that they adhere to national and local laws. It should be noted as well that there are no geosites identified within the quarrying site. In this regard, the team looks forward to formalizing partnership and cooperation with the two companies with the aim to educate Boholanos about responsible and sustainable mining. To the officials and employees of the BLC and PMSC-Bohol Plant headed by Engr. Victor J. Bantol and Engr. Paul M. Espina, respectively, we thank you for accomodating us.

Miss Universe Philippines‘ Ambassador for Tourism, Pauline Cucharo Amelinckx, expresses her support for Bohol Island Geopark’s bid in becoming a UNESCO Global Geopark. Amelinckx, together with Fr. Val Pinlac, Chairman of Bohol Arts and Cultural Heritage Council, and the rest of the team, visited some of the primary geosites of Bohol namely, the Lamanok Island in Anda, the Alicia Schist and the Princess Manan-aw Cave in Alicia. Bohol Island Geopark is one of the priority projects of the Provincial Government of Bohol under the administration of Gov. Art Yap and Vice Gov. Rene Lopez Relampagos.

The Bohol Island(BI) Aspiring Geopark TWG Secretariat headed by Ms. Jovencia B. Ganub, assisted by Ms. Jessel Mae N. Polinar convened today, March 3, 2021 for a Meeting to discuss youth involvement in our Bohol Aspiring Geopark. The meeting was participated by Ms. Ana Liza Laurel (DepEd Geopark Coordinator), Mr. Stephen Bryan Yu Bongcaras (Multi-awarded Boholano Youth) and Ms. Maricres Anunciado (PYDO Head) at the BEMO Conference Room of the Provincial Capitol. Mr. Karl Michael B. Din, PGBh Geologist, gave an overview of the BI Aspiring Geopark. Afterwards, the invited attendees also imparted their expertise and shared knowledge and ideas on how the Boholano youth and teachers can be involved in achieving the goals of the BI Aspiring Geopark. The group agreed to have more sessions and to create more opportunities and activities for the Boholano youths & teachers to intensify awareness and spark interest on BI Aspiring Geopark.

Active participation of local communities and indigenous peoples play a vital role in the success of a UNESCO Global Geopark. To achieve this, the Bohol Island Aspiring Global Geopark team engaged its relationship building with the Eskaya Tribe on February 9, 2021 in Brgy. Taytay, Duero. The initial talk included introduction of the geopark project, the important role of the indigenous communities to the geosites, likewise, the preservation of their indigenous knowledge including traditional know-hows, beliefs, and lifestyles. The team also had an opportunity to listen to the Eskaya’s Taytay Chieftain Hilario Galambao as he shared a brief history and some anecdotes about their tribe. Truly, the uniqueness and richness of their culture need to be shared not just to the Boholanos but also to the Filipinos and the rest of the world. The day ended with a quick visit to their museum and a large cave located nearby.

Lami Samyal Eskaya Tribe…
(Thank you Eskaya Tribe)

UPCOMING EVENTS

FEATURED EVENT

SEARCH FOR BOHOL ISLAND GEOPARK NEW LOGO

The Bohol Island Geopark team invites all Boholanos to join the Search for Bohol Island Geopark’s New Logo, showcasing the Bohol’s prime assets—its unique and rich geological, biological, and cultural heritage treasures.

WHO MAY JOIN: The Search for Bohol Island Geopark’s New Logo is open to all Boholanos currently residing in the Philippines. Proof of ethnicity and residency shall be required.

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE REQUIRED TO JOIN THE SEARCH.

SEARCH DURATION: Entries shall be accepted from June 1 until June 8, 2022.

The selection of winners will be held on June 10, 2022.

Winners will be announced on June 11, 2022.

GUIDELINES

1. Only individual entries shall be accepted. Participants are allowed to submit only one entry, which includes the following:
a. Geopark brand identity or logo. It should be a combination of graphic design elements and the name “Bohol Island Geopark”. The design should be simple yet effective and remarkable, similar to the current logo used by the Province of Bohol in promoting tourism. The design should not carry the name or identity of the participant-artist.
At least three files will be submitted for the design, to wit:
(1) One raw file should be illustrated in A4 Size using Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobo Illustrator in the following formats: flat JPG or PNG format, 1200×1600 or 1600×900 pixels, with the file extension of .ai or .psd.
(2) Two image files in full color, and black and white/grayscale, and should be in JPG or PNG format, at least 600 dpi, with a file extension of .jpg or .png. The image files should be adaptable for print and digital media use and may be reproduced both in monochrome and black or dark backgrounds.
b. Prominent logo colors. Shades of brown, blue, and/or green are recommended to use for the logo. However, the participant-artist may add or use other colors if deemed necessary.
c. Brief rationale or description. In less than 500 words, the participant-artist should be able to explain the graphic design elements used in the logo. The file format to be submitted should in Microsoft Office Word, with a file extension of .docx, or in Portable Document Format, with a file extension of .pdf.
2. Reference materials on the Bohol Island Geopark may be accessed through the following:
3. By entering the Search, the participant-artist declares that the entry submitted is their original work, has not been submitted to any other competition, and does not infringe on any third party’s existing copyrights. Internet images, clipart, or pre-made templates or designs cannot be used.
Any complaints that may arise due to similarities, likeness, or comparison of the design would be the accountability of the participant-artist as s/he would be responsible to prove its authenticity.
4. All entries will become the official property of the Provincial Government of Bohol and will be managed by the Bohol Provincial Environment Management Office as the Bohol Island Geopark Secretariat at its discretion. 
The participant-artist voluntarily waives and relinquishes all rights to his/her entry including artistic, moral, and economic rights. The mere submission of an entry constitutes the expressed willingness and consent of the participant that he or she is allowing the PGBh to use the material in all activities, such as but not limited to publication on its website and social media accounts, technical reports, presentation materials, letterheads and envelopes, and other information, education, and campaign materials and tokens.
5. The Bohol Island Geopark Secretariat reserves the right to further refine or make improvements and alterations to the final output of the winning entries. The entries must be easy to use, handle, resize, and manipulate for all reproduction purposes. It should be visually appealing on both small and large scales.
6. All entries must be submitted to the Bohol Island Geopark Secretariat through the email address: boholislandgeopark00@gmail.com and must be addressed to:
ATTY. ARTHUR C. YAP
Governor
Provincial Government of Bohol
Tagbilaran City
7. The Secretariat will pre-screen all entries to ensure compliance with the mechanics. Entries that do not comply with the specifications and entry requirements shall be automatically disqualified.
8. All entries will be screened by the Technical Working Group members based on the following criteria:
Concept and Relevance 40%
Originality/Uniqueness 30%
Creativity and Impact 30%
TOTAL 100%
9. The winning entries will be announced through the Bohol Island Geopark Facebook page and website. The winners shall be informed through email and telephone calls from the Geopark staff before the announcement for confirmation.
10. Cash prizes, inclusive of tax, will be awarded to the following:
a. Winner: P10,000 + certificate of recognition
All participants (accepted entries) who have not received any award will be given a consolation prize of P500 each and certificates of participation.
11. The decision of the technical working group shall be final and irrevocable unless the winning entry is contested in any way possible.

For inquiries, the Bohol Island Geopark Secretariat may be reached at 09274337591 or through the email address: boholislandgeopark00@gmail.com

APIL NA!