Sunday, September 30, 2018

Animal Welfare Awareness Week

RA 8485 or Animal Welfare Act as strengthened by RA 10631 and other laws protecting the welfare of animals, reminds us that it is UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON to do the following:
- TORTURE any animal
- NEGLECT to provide adequate care or shelter to pets
- KILL or cause to procure to be tortured *animals
- subject any dogs or horse for FIGHTS
- MALTREAT or use the same in *research
- TRADE for meat
Report killing or maltreatment incidents your nearest Police Station or Animal Welfare Groups. The person who will be found guilty is subject to IMPRISONMENT of 1-2 years and or FINE of up to 250,000 pesos.
According to Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the celebration is aimed to inculcate in the heart and mind of individuals, particularly the youth, to love and be kind to animals, whether domesticated or wildlife. It furthers the aim of enhancing virtues of kindness, justice, and protection of all living creatures as the greatest contributing factor to maintain and restore the country's ecological balance.
Please STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY, ADOPT a PET and SAVE LIFE. Animals have no full capacity like humans do. They have emotions and can recognize but they have no voice that humans will easily understand.
*with exceptions as provided by the Animal Welfare Act

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Lipa ranked #82 in 2018 CMC Index

Lipa City settled at #82 in Most Competitive Cities of the Philippines (All Cities category) developed by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) through the Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCCs) with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development. Lipa City was high at #59 in terms of Economic Dynamism and still low in Government Efficiency, Infrastructure and Resiliency. In previous year, Lipa was at #55.
Neighboring city of Tanauan is on top in this year's ranking among CALABARZON cities. Resiliency category pulled them up where they ranked #1 in the entire country. Binan is now #2 while Antipolo City which was #1 last year came third this year among CALABARZON cities. With the inclusion of Resiliency category, NCC changed the definition of a competitive city.
Overall, Quezon City remained #1 in the entire Philippines while Tagum City is awarded as the most efficient in government services. Similarly, Santo Tomas (Batangas) was awarded #1 in Economic Dynamism among municipalities of the Philippines.
According to National Competitiveness Council, "We believe that with over 100 million people across 7,100 islands, it is important to create more economic engines in the form of local government units to drive long-term economic growth and development. Building these economic engines will disperse investment and job opportunities and spur inclusive growth."
table is for CALABARZON cities only

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mulberry Farm at Lipa

Mulberry Farm at Lipa Check this alterantive venue for special occassion and events located at Tangway, Lipa City. Aside from various plants and mulberry, their location has a lot of beautiful amenities that will satisty kids and adults.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The New Bluroze

The new location of Bluroze is visible along STAR Toll if coming from Batangas City and before Lipa exit.
The 37 hectare former location of Blueroze in Purok 6, Lodlod was acquired in 2016 by Rockwell Land Corporation of Lopez Group of Companies which also owns ABS CBN.
There is no official announcement yet on opening and we are still to wait if the name & concept will be retained but one thing for sure Lipa is missing Bluroze Farm where families and friends gather for bonding or relaxation with nature.
photos courtesy of Advatech CCTV LIPA located at Ayala Highway, Lipa City

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Lipa City Community Park Rehabilitation

Lipa City Community Park located at Granja, Barangay 7 was previously Lipa Sports Complex and converted into a beautifully landscaped park with Olympic size pool, playground, amphitheater, courts and fishpond during the last term of former Mayor Vilma Santos-Recto. 
It was the first of its kind park in Batangas and became a tourist destination of Lipa but due to inconsistency in maintenance and some careless users & visitors, the community park has lost its charm.
Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto heard the call of most Lipenos after about 12 years in reviving the community park. Earlier today, she has presented in her FB page the new look of Lipa City Community Park after its rehabilitation. The construction has started and the first phase will have new grand entrance, glass roof corridor, front landscaping, parkour, racetrack, playground set and skateboard park. In 2019; covered amphitheater, covered pool, floor fountain, mini football field, cabanas and renovated courts will be completed and will have its new modern look.
Based on 3D demo of its architecture and designs; Lipa City Community Park will also be a pet friendly park and should be enjoyed by all ages. According to various health blogs and websites, beautiful & clean parks are necessary in a city to foster mental, physical and spiritual health of individuals & families.
We appeal to future users of renovated park to please stop vandalism & to keep the park clean at all times while local government must strictly penalized all who cannot follow cleanliness.
For more information about the rehabilitation and full 3D demo, check this link:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lipa City awarded Best in Social Service

Lipa City was recognized as best in Social Service category along with Bacoor, Cavite in the recently concluded Manila Times Philippine Model Cities and Municipalities held at Conrad Manila in Pasay City.
Mayor Meynard Sabili and wife Bernadette Sabili headed Lipa delegate in receiving the award.
Davao City and Agoo in La Union are the big winners of the night as they garnered the highest points in all categories of a model city and municipality respectively. Bacolod and Laoag came second and third in city level while Pulilan and Guiguinto (Bulacan) won second and third respectively in municipality level.
Other winners in different categories can be found in this link:…/…/
source: The Manila Times | JAMES KONSTANTIN GALVEZ, TMT on June 20, 2018
photo: Mayor Meynard Sabili FB account

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bubbling Up: S&R in Lipa

It was posted a month ago in Lipa Status Facebook page that activities in a portion of Levitown center is now visible and could be the rumored Membership shopping store. In a public post of Warren Tomias in his Facebook account from Asia Structural Development Corporation, he confirmed that their next project is S&R in Lipa, Batangas after their completion of S&R building in Cabanatuan City. Other Facebook posts and videos from different people in the construction site has confirmed S&R.
At this point, the site has completed its fence and drilling activities are steady but no visible identity of the project. S&R Membership shopping center is owned by Philippine Bank of Communication or PBCom with branch in Lipa at Ayala Highway.