Mahinog Mayor Alex R. Jajalla (left) shakes hand with Ubay Mayor Eutiquio M. Bernales Sr. (right) during a welcoming ceremony tendered by Mahinog LGU to the visiting officials and employees of the LGU Ubay, Bohol, October 1, 2010.
MAHINOG Mayor Alex R. Jajalla has led local officials today in giving a warm welcome to the visiting officials and employees from the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Ubay, Bohol led by Mayor Eutiquio M. Bernales Sr.
About 140 local officials and employees from the municipality of Ubay are in the province of Camiguin for a 3-day Employees' Family Day and Learning Tour in line with this year's Family Week Celebration pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 60-1992 which declared the last week of September as the National Family Week to promote and strengthen the Filipino family.
In a simple welcoming ceremony at the Municipal Council's Session Hall, Jajalla emphasized the ancestral familial ties between the two municipalities. He said the two municipalities are bound by certain family ties because most of the inhabitants in the municipality of Mahinog have Boholano ancestry.
"I am happy to note that ancestral kinship and heritage between our municipalities have been further deepened and developed by our continued friendship and cooperation between our LGUs," Jajalla said.
For his part, Vice Mayor Rogerio Cagas Acle who said his paternal and maternal ancestors came from Bohol, also expressed his thanks to the officials of Ubay for the warm welcome and overwhelming hospitality they accorded to the municipal officials of Mahinog when they visited Ubay in August last year.
The province Camiguin is known to be heavily populated by Boholanos who traced their roots from Bohol.
Bohol and Camiguin is presently linked with a roro ferry service plying Jagna and Balbagon. There is also a fast craft that serves Cagayan-Camiguin-Bohol route.