Malacanang Orders Mayor Cataquiz to Vacate Post

 
mayor calixto cataquizWith a little over a month to go before the May 2013 elections and just days after the proclamation of San Pedro’s cityhood, Malacañang has order San Pedro Mayor Calixto R. Cataquiz to step down from office after the Supreme Court has found him guilty of graft during his stint as general manager of Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA).

The order, signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., read “Respondent (Cataquiz) is hereby removed as mayor of the municipality of San Pedro, Laguna. Accordingly, he is ordered to vacate his office immediately”

For those who are not aware, Cataquiz was dismissed as general manager of LLDA “on the grounds of corrupt and unprofessional behavior and management incompetence.”

Ochoa has directed DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to enforce the ruling of the Supreme Court and remove Cataquiz  from office.  As part of his penalty,  Cataquiz is  disqualified from reemployment in the government service and he will not receive his retirement benefits.”

 

You can read more details leading to Cataquiz’ downfall in the following news articles:

Convicted San Pedro, Laguna Mayor Calixto Cataquiz told: You lost moral ground

Mayor’s graft conviction final, says SC

Palace tells Laguna town mayor to vacate office

 

Paskuhan 2010 Schedule of Presentations

I guess this is my lucky day because the PAIO emailed me the schedule of  PASKUHAN 2010 within minutes after I visited their office and requested a copy of the presentation schedule.I am posting this here in case you guys want to find out when your alma mater is making a presentation. Mine is doing its presentation on the 10th  of the month!

Dec. 1 – OPENING SALVO – SPMDI
Dec. 2 – St. Peter Academy and Academia Institucion de San Pedro
Dec. 3 – Creative Star Montessorean School and South Fairway Montessori School
Dec. 4 – Sisters of Mary Immaculate School
Dec. 5 – San Pedro Aktibo Aerobics Club, Daycare Students and Holy Angels Learning School, Inc.
Dec. 6 – St. Therese of the Child Jesus School
Dec. 7 – San Lorenzo School and Knights of Columbus
Dec. 8 – Our Lady of Assumption College and IETI – Magsaysay
Dec. 9 – Liceo de San Pedro
Dec. 10 – SPRCNHS
Dec. 11 – St. Louis Anne Colleges
Dec. 12 – Upper Village Christian School and St. Paul Montessori School
Dec. 13 – Laguna Northwestern College
Dec. 14 – DepEd – Public Elementary Schools
Dec. 15 – Pacita Complex National High School
Dec. 16 – Agnus Dei School System and Immaculate Heart of Mary School
Dec. 17 – St. John Bosco and St. Francis Institute
Dec. 18 – Rotary Club of San Pedro South (Gift Giving) and Rapperiologist (Dongalo Wreckordz)
Dec. 19 – PUP – SPE
Dec. 20 – STI / Von Erikka’s Talent / TRU
Dec. 21 – The Professional Extreme Styles & Events Management
Dec. 22 – Louise Centre for Performing Arts Creative School
Dec. 23 – Tau Gamma
Dec. 25 – Gay Illustrada Association “Ms. Gay 5 Prettiest”
Dec. 26 – AKRHO
Dec. 27 – Philippine Educational Theater & Art Society (PETAS)
Dec. 28 – Elemento Art at MAGIC
Dec. 29 – Senior Citizens and Kultura
Dec. 30 – Thursday Mason

All events start at 6PM. Be there a little earlier if you want to sit on one of the monoblock chairs provided by the municipal government for this month-long Christmas celebration in the town plaza.

Pamaskong Handog: St. Therese of the Child Jesus

As mentioned in my previous post, Christmas has officially started in San Pedro, Laguna with the treelighting ceremony and opening of the 2010 Pamaskong Handog series here in San Pedro. I intended to watch the presentations every night but since I spent the weekend in Puerto Galera, I missed several already.

I was, however, able to catch part of last night’s Pamaskong Handong presentation by St. Therese of the Child Jesus School. Me and my daughter watched a few minutes of a modern dance number by the school’s 3rd year students.

Below is a the programme for last night’s presentation. Thanks to Teacher Josie Conte for giving me her copy of it. Hopefully, I can get a schedule of the rest of the presenations later at PAIO.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus School Presentation

Part I

I.     Doxlogy – Selected Annex Students
II.    Philippine National Anthem
III.   Intermission – Drum and Lyre
IV.    Panunuluyan

Part II

V.     Folk Dance – Selected Grade 4-6 Students (Annex)
VI.    Folk Dance – Grade 5(Main)
VII.   Folk Dance – 3rd Year (Main)
VIII.  Folk Dance – 4th Year (Main)
IX.    Folk Dance – 1st Year (Main)

Part III

X.     Jingle Bell Rock- 4th Yr Girls Main and Selected Primary Students
XI.    Modern Dance- Selected High School Students
XII.   Song Number by Gian Oliver
XIII.  Modern Dance – 2nd Year St. Jude
XIV.   Sabayang Bigkas – Grade 4 (Annex)
XV.    Rock and Roll – Grade 5 (Annex)
XVI.   Ballroom – Grade 2 Annex
XVII.  Song Number by Kylan Tiongson
XVIII. Acoustic Number by Kiesha Nicole and Ivanne
XIX.   Modern Dance – 2nd Year – Selected Students (Main)
XX.    Modern Dance- Sports Club (Main)
XXI.   Modern Dance- 2nd Year St. Vincent (MAIN)
XXII.  Song Number by Michelle Ann & Alister
XXIII. Song Number by Janelle, E.J, & Rosel
XXIV.  Modern Dance – selected 3rd Year Students
XXV.   Modern Dance – selected 4th Year Students
XXVI.  Chrismas Ballroom Dance – High School Annex
XXVII. Santa Claus is coming to town Mr. Ed Cangco
XXVIII. Star ng Pasko – All Participants


Since I didn’t bring my phone last night, I wasn’t able to take pictures. But I will be emailing a link to this post to Ms. Josie Conte and hopefully I can update this post with pictures from the event, or I can just make a separate post.

Update as of December  7, 2010: I received the schedule of presentations via email from the PAIO. It seems that this annual event is no longer called Pamaskong Handog but Paskuhan. I will be using PASKUHAN in future posts.