(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, May 20, 2015) Ridge of High Pressure Area (HPA) affecting Luzon. Forecast: Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening. Light to moderate winds coming from the Southeast to south will prevail with slight to moderate seas. PAGASA Mindanao

7.29.2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SurSur guv confirms attendance for SONA

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, July 25 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur governor Johnny Pimentel has already confirmed his attendance to the Joint Session of Congress to hear the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III on July 27, 2015 at the House of Representatives in Quezon City.

The confirmation was contained in a reply form that was faxed back before June 23, 2015, according to Cheryl Plaza, assistant secretary to the governor.

Governor Pimentel has received a letter, which also serves as basis for “finalizing security and protocolar arrangements,” from Atty. Arlene Dada-Arnaldo, Deputy Secretary General for Committee Affairs dated June 10, 2015, requesting to confirm attendance to the historic occasion.


On such an important event, a “Task Force to Assist in the Preparation for the Joint Session of Congress to Hear the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of the President” is created, it was learned. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Surigao City Negosyo Center opens for business

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, July 24 (PIA) - The province's second Negosyo Center was formally opened on Thursday located at the 2nd floor of Simtoco Business Center, this city.

The Surigao City Negosyo Center will be operated and managed by the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council in collaboration with the city government of Surigao, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and other national line agencies, Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (SCCI), and other non-government organizations.

The said negosyo center will extend business registration and development services to existing and potential entrepreneurs in the city and other neighboring municipalities.

The project which is expected to hasten business start-up is one of the highlights of Republic Act 10644 otherwise known as the Go Negosyo Act authored by Senator Paulo “Bam” Aquino. (DTI-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Tagalog News: Palasyo sinabing ipagpatuloy ng bansa ang base sa batas ng paraan sa pagsaayos ng kaso laban sa China

Ni David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hulyo 24 (PIA) - Ipagpatuloy ng Pilipinas ang base sa batas na paraan sa pagresolba ng hidwaan sa kasong pandagat laban sa Tsina, sabi ni Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. noong Huwebes.

“Walang pagbabago sa posisyon ng ating pamahalaan hinggil sa rules-based approach at 'yung peaceful resolution of maritime entitlement issues in the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea,” sabi niya na nagbigay komento sa ulat na ang Chinese Ambassador sa Pilipinas ay nanawagan sa Manila para iurong ang kaso laban sa Beijing at sa halip ay piliin ang bilateral na negosasyon para maiyos ang pagtatalo.

Binigyang pansin ni Coloma na ang pamahalaan ay determinadong makitang tuloy ang kaso hanggang ang Arbitral Tribunal ay makagawa ng pinal na desisyon sa naturang isyu.

“Malinaw po ang layunin natin dito at iyan ay ang magkaroon ng ruling ang permanent commission on arbitration para mabigyan ng sustansiya ang mga nilalaman ng United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea na kung saan isa pong signatory ang Pilipinas,” paliwanag niya.

Naiulat noong Huwebes na ang Ambassador ng People’s Republic of China ditto sa Pilipinas, Zhao Jianhua ay binago ang panawagan ng kanyang bansa sa Pilipinas para bawiin ang kaso na inihain sa Arbitral Tribunal na matagpuan sa The Hague at bumalik sa bilateral na usapan para resolbahin ang kanilang pandagat na hidwaan.

“Bumalik tayo sa usapang bilateral. Palagi nating hinahabol ang mahinahong pagkasundo sa hidwaan sa South China Sea pero parang ang Tsina at Pilipinas ay may magkaibang paraan. Pero ang ating kagustohan ay mapayapang negosasyon na direkta sa magkabilang partido,” sinipi sa sinabi ng Chinese envoy noong Miyerkoles.

Ang Permanenteng Korte ng Arbitration sa The Hague ay nagsimulang dinggin ang kaso na inihain nag Pilipinas laban sa China noong 2013.

Noong nakaraang Hulyo 7 hanggang 13, ang legal team ng Pilipinas ay nagpresenta ng kanyang kaso sa Arbiral Tribunal para kombinsihin ang tribunal na may jurisdiction ito na dinggin ang kaso ng bansa laban sa Tsina.


Tumanggi ang Tsina sa pagsali sa proseso ng korte. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)