SHINING JAMINDAN

PANGAHAW FESTIVAL

     The celebration of jamindan fiesta prolong for 2 days . The theme pangahaw which symbolize the culture and tradition of jamindanganon. The fest build a profitable and benefit dance starting 15 -19 for the privilege and for welcoming the other government official who participate the town fiesta. The students and faculty in every school participate in showing the real image and also the meaning of pangahaw. The elementary schools show Binanog and fire dance while the students in secondary level interpret the Pangahaw culture. But what is really the meaning of Pangahaw?

     Pangahaw is the oldest tradition which celebrating a new morn hay for the odds long ago. It is symbolized and significant for the Pilipino capizeño who give thanks to god who give them shower of blessings. Pangahaw derive in words “mahaw” which mean breakfast. It is also the culture of jamindanganon which implies to their habitant such livelihood, agriculture, forestry ect. It includes the pagtutuba,pag aani,pagpapanggas,pag-arado and many more.

     For the ancient filipino it is important to rejoice and give “alay” or halad to pleased God.

    The feast, in honor of its Patron Saint Sebastian, has the theme “Shining Jamindan: Binuligay Padayunon, Pangahaw Festival Pasanyugon.”


NEWS

         The municipality of Jamindan, Capiz has been recognized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as one of the best local government units (LGUs) in the country in terms of the adoption of the KALAHI process in local governance. KALAHI, which stands for Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan, and now called KALAHI-CIDSS (Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services) is one of the pro-poor programs of the government implemented by DSWD, which presently is being tapped by the government to help Filipinos cope with the current global economic downturn through a comprehensive livelihood and emergency employment program (CLEEP). Jamindan Community Development Information Officer Norma M. Chavez said their town mayor Ethel R. Jinon was also declared by DSWD as best Local Chief Executive for her leadership and institutionalization of the KALAHI process.

          The recognition dubbed "SALAMAT PO" award includes a P500,000.00 worth of project for the best LGU category and P300,000.00 worth of project for the best LCE. The awarding was done during the 57thanniversary celebration of the DSWD and was designed to give due recognition to partner-agencies of the DSWD innthe implementation of its programs and projects. There were recipients of the award from the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao areas. Mayor Jinon received the twin awards from DSWD Secretary Esperanza Cabral. The KALAHI process is participatory and is also anchored on transparency and accountability. The lady town mayor is one of local chief executives in the country who have adopted the KALAHI process by institutionalizing the Municipal Coordinating Team (MCT) and conducting Participatory Situational Analysis (PSA) in the identification of community problems and their solutions in every barangay. Chavez said their chief municipal executive is adopting the process in pursuing her development agenda that is embodied in her vision of "Shining Jamindan."