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(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, October 21, 2014) SYNOPSIS:Easterlies affecting Luzon and Visayas. Forecast: The whole country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly over the eastern section. Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the northeast to east will prevail over Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to occasionally rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to east with slight to moderate seas.

'TreeVolution' Online FM Radio

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga in partnership with Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) install the 'TreeVolution' online FM radio that can be accessed at www.treevolutionradio.caster.fm.

PressCon on CSC-COMEX

Civil Service Commission (CSC)commissioner Robert Martinez, CSC Caraga regional director Resurreccion Pueyo and CSC Examination, Recruitment and Placement Officer (ERPO) director Fernando Porio during the launching of the Computerized Examination (COMEX) System held in Butuan City on August 14, 2014.

NCPW 2014:Technical Working Group Meeting

Members of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) technical working group discussing plans during their meeting at the NAPOLCOM Office on August 12, 2014.

Butuan Sillimanian Tree Planting Activity

Butuan Sillimanians unite together for a tree planting activity along Macapagal Highway in Butuan City on August 9, 2014 in support to the city's greening program.

Regional Awarding of Gawad Kalasag 2014

Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga regional director Abner Caga receives the certificate of commendation for the agency's invaluable support to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council's undertakings during the Regional Awarding of Gawad Kalasag 2014 in Butuan City on July 31, 2014.

PopCom Caraga's Reg'l Dissemination Forum on 2013 YAFSS4

Commission on Population (POPCOM) Caraga regional director Alexander Makinano responds to the queries of media audience during the Reg'l Dissemination Forum on 2013 YAFSS4 held in Butuan City on August 1, 2014.

GADCC Full Committee Meeting

Commission on Human Rights Caraga regional director Atty. Marylin Pintor, together with National Economic and Development Authority Caraga regional director Mylah Faye Aurora Carino, presiding the Gender and Development Coodinating Committee Full Committee Meeting on August 5, 2014 in Butuan City.

Regional Forum on BINDS Project by Oxfam Phils.

OXFAM Mindanao Coordinator Dante Dalabajan in an interview with media men expresses high hopes on the People’s Survival Fund as a finance mechanism that would help LGUs during a Forum on BINDS Project Good Practices in Butuan City on July 30, 2014.

Regional Forum on BINDS Project by Oxfam Phils.

Local government unit and non-government organization representatives gather during a Forum on BINDS Project Good Practices held in Butuan City on July 30, 2014 to connect and work together and link local initiatives to any similar programs on building adaptive capacities in the local level.

Agents of Change Forum

Information officers from government agencies and local government units join the Agents of Change Forum which highlights the presentation of Revised Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2013-2016 held at the Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort on July 30, 2014.

PRC AgNor-BXU Chapter BODs' Courtesy Call to Gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba

Red Cross Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter board of directors pay courtesy to Agusan del Norte Gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba on July 28, 2014 in Butuan City.

Release Operation-4 PNP Captives by NPA

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas interfaces with the media corps during the release operation of the four police captives by the New Peoples Army (NPA) on July 29, 2014 at Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte.

10.20.2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

CCTV cameras installed in Butuan brgy public market

By Noel B. Najarro

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 19 (PIA) - The public market of Barangay Libertad, the largest of the 86  barangays in this city, is now equipped with closed circuit television cameras (CCTV).

“This will help deter offenders do crimes such as stealing, pick pocketing, snatching, swindling and other forms of clandestine activities in the area and may boost law enforcement and strengthening of evidences when crimes happen and be reported to the authorities,” said Brgy. Libertad chairperson Vincent Rizal C. Rosario in an interview.

Rosario mentioned about the development during his “State of the Barangay Address,” (SOBA) in the recent Barangay General Assembly held at the village covered court. According to him that four CCTV cameras are strategically placed at the corners of the marketplace where the large area of the market premises and its vicinity can be seen on screen. This has been made possible by a donation from a service provider and may serve as the “eye” of the place, ready to be utilized for any assistance necessary to law enforcement, deterrence to crime or identification of an offender or suspect.

Rosario also said that the barangay council had discussed during one of their sessions to acquire additional CCTV cameras to be in placed near the Sto. Nino Shrine and the other conspicuous places where people use to converge and traffic most likely to get heavy especially during peak hours. The official said they now have the monitors in placed. “What we need by now are just the cameras and the wirings,” Rosario said.

Capt. Rosario also said that there was a proposal from the barangay council to renovate the barangay public market to become a two storey edifice. The upper storey will become the section for the dry goods while the lower storey may become the wet market according to Rosario.

According to him, the present market was constructed during the time when the residents of the barangay were still few. Now, it can hardly accommodate conveniently the present volume of vendors or marketers and consumers. (PNA/PIA-Caraga)


SurSur to host 3rd Quarter Regional Implementation and Coordinating Team (RICT) meeting

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Oct. 19 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) Regional Office XIII is set to hold the 3rd Quarter Regional Implementation and Coordinating Team (RICT) meeting in Surigao del Sur on October 20, 2014 at the Schacene Pension House and Restaurant, this city.

As host province, Governor Johnny Pimentel is invited “to deliver an inspirational message in the opening program which will start at 9:00 A.M. on October 20, 2014,” said Department of Health (DOH)-Caraga Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Regional Director Minerva Molon in her invitation letter.

The presence of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Algerico Irizari is also requested.

Molon bared six items in the agenda:  Measles Rubella (MR) Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) result; Health Leadership and Governance Program (HLGP) roadmap; Kalusugang Pangkalahatan (KP) roadshow; Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) Accomplishment 2011-13; Introduction of Development Management Officers (DMOs) as to areas of assignments; and other matters. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Agnor donates 10K sqm lot for housing project

By Aimee B. Sienes

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 18 - The provincial government of Agusan del Norte donated to the local government unit of Barangay Bayabas, Cabadbaran City a total of 10,000 square meter lot located at Purok 4.

The said lot, owned by the province, is currently the barangay site of Barangay Bayabas occupied by 45 households prompting the Baragnay Council to request from the provincial government to donate the said lot to be used as the location of its housing project.

According to the Provincial Planning and Development Office and Provincial Assessor’s Office, they evaluated the requirements for donation, all the necessary requirements were complied with. ?

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Norte has given Governor Ma. Angelica “Angel” Rosedell M. Amante-Matba in behalf of the province an authority to donate the lot under Tax Declaration No. 13-02-0014-00544.?The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved Sanggunian Resolution No. 232-2014 giving such authority to Gov. Angel through the efforts of Provincial Board Member Danny M. Moran. (NCLM/LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)