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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

RIACAT-VAWC Caraga sets activities for 2019 WDAT celebration

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, July 23 (PIA) – The Regional Inter-Agency Committee Against Trafficking – Violence Against Women and Children (RIACAT-VAWC) Caraga has once again lined-up activities for this year’s celebration of the World Day Against Trafficking (WDAT) on July 30, 2019 with the theme “Isang Bayan, Isang Paninindigan Laban sa Trafficking ng Mamamayan” (One Nation, One Affirmation Against Trafficking in Persons).

“The committee has agreed to conduct series of activities to show a unified approach of solidarity with the victim-survivors and awareness raising initiative to fight trafficking in person (TIP) in the entire Caraga region,” said Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga regional director and RIACAT-VAWC chair Mita Chuchi Gupana-Lim.

Lim bared that members of the committee from various government agencies will convene on July 24-26, 2019 for the conduct of Multi-Disciplinary Training on handling/managing Trafficking in Persons (TIPs) and Victim Protection in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur.

On July 30, 2019, different sectors will also join the committee in the Advocacy Walk scheduled at 4:00 a.m. from the Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol Ground going to Guingona Park, Butuan City, where the program will also be held. On this day also, the public could witness the launching of the Quiz Bowl for Barangay VAW Desk Officers.

“Aside from that, the committee will also recognize the focal persons and centers providing services for TIPs, and awarding of service providers/duty bearers. In the evening, an advocacy concert will also be held with various local performers,” said Lim.

The lady director also revealed that in time with the charter day of Butuan City on August 2, 2019, the members of RIACAT-VAWC will be visiting the Home for Boys and Gesu Eucharistic in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte for a Gift-Giving activity.

A total of 37 boys and girls will benefit from the activity.

Lim is hopeful that more Caraganons will be aware of the said campaign and would advocate in their respective communities to prevent TIPs. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Farmers’ association ng Caraga makikinabang sa mechanical rice transplanters mula sa DA

By Nora L. Molde

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Hulyo 23 (PIA) -- Malaki ang pasasalamat ng mga magsasaka sa Caraga region dahil sa tulong na ibinigay ng Department of Agriculture (DA).

Isang daan at sampung rice transplanters ang ibinigay sa 110 farmer's association ng DA Caraga na nagkakahalaga ng 30.4 million pesos.

Ayon kay Felisa Hambala, chairperson ng Bayugan 3 Irrigators Association ng Rosario, Agusan del Sur, malaking tulong ang mga transplanters na ito para mabawasan ang kanilang gastos sa pagtatanim.

Ganoon din ang pasasalamat ni Roman Padilla, Jr. Ang chairperson ng Mambotua Farmers Association, Inc. ng Magallanes, Agusan del Norte dahil isa sila sa mga naging benepisyaryo ng programa.

Makakatulong daw ito para makabawas sa oras ng pagtatrabaho.

Maliban sa ibinigay na  transplanters sa mga magsasaka, tinuruan din sila ng DA kung papano ito gamitin at alagaan.

Ayon kay  DA regional technical director for operations Alberto Ocampo, Jr., maliban sa bawas ng oras sa sakahan, ang mga makinaryas ay makakatulong din upang dumami ang kanilang mga ani at mapataas ang kanilang kita.

Nakatuon ang DA na baguhin ang pamamaraan ng mga magsasaka upang maging produktibo at maging competititve sa pamamagitan ng mechanized farming technologies. (NCLM/PIA Caraga)