EVRAA Meet 2008 in Catarman

Photos from the 2008 Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) Meet held in Cawayan, Catarman, Northern Samar on March 23-28, 2008.

Senator Mar A. Roxas was the keynote speaker and guest of honor of the opening rites, while Department of Education Undersecretary Franklin Sunga delivered his speech on the part of the Department Of Education.

Around 4,500 athletes from the various school divisions of Eastern Visayas attended the sports meet. The winners in the EVRAA 2008 Meet will represent Region 8 in the forthcoming Palarong Pambansa set in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on April 2008.

GSIS rolls out POS terminal in Catarman

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has deployed an additional Point of Sale (POS) terminal in Northern Samar. The additional Point of Sale (POS) terminal is in the M. Lhuillier branch in Catarman, Northern Samar.

POS terminals are deployed to M. Lhuillier branches near GSIS servicing offices located in areas without Union Bank ATMs and in places completely without or have low accessibility to any ATM network.

The deployment provides an alternative option for the GSIS members and pensioners with no ATM presence within their vicinity, to withdraw their respective loan proceeds or pension benefits using the POS terminal, for a fee.

The members can also inquire about their Union Bank account using the POS terminal. Such balance inquiries are free of charge, GSIS reported.

In order to be able to transact using the POS, the members or pensioners need to bring their eCard Plus and another valid ID. The minimum amount that may be withdrawn through the POS is P100.00 per day while the maximum is P50,000.00.

The amount to be withdrawn must be divisible by 100 just like that in ATM. This deployment brings the total number of POS terminals in Eastern Visayas to 15.


Las Navas flooded

In relation to an earlier post about Catarman being flooded, this is more recent. Las Navas was under above waist flood water...

Catarman flooded

Sagdat uploaded a video in youtube wherein it was shown that Catarman was flooded. Turned out it was more than a year ago..But nonetheless relevant, since it could happen again..Sagdat in his video upload said, "First in Catarman.. A lesson... Proper waste disposal resulting to clogged drainage.. (may da ba drainage?)."


EVRAA 2008 in Catarman moved to March 23-28

The 2008 Eastern Visayas Regional Athletics Association ( EVRAA) meet which is originally scheduled to be held on March 12 in Catarman, Northern Samar will be moved to March 23 or 24 up to the 28th due to the heavy rains that flooded areas in Northern Samar coupled with the aftermath of a strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake recently.

Although the national news ( and even international news) are reporting of concern on the power suppply having been cut off for 2 days because of the earthquake, power blackouts are not new in Northern Samar. Not a single day passes by without a blackout. In fact, every Saturday or Sunday, a scheduled blackout is pegged the entire day.