PIA News Service - Friday, November 28, 2008

DOH orients Tandag for a “Smoke-free City”

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -The Department of Health (DOH) Caraga and Caraga Anti Smoking Team (CAST) conducted recently an orientation-forum dubbed as “Working for no-smoking zone in Tandag” held at Seasons Park Apartelle, this city.

The objective of which is to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program in this city and entire province of Surigao del Sur through the concerted efforts of the local government units.

The forum was participated by City Vice Mayor Rosario Ninfa Dumagan II, City Councilors Eleonor D. Momo, Andrie Andresan and Alfredo Cantalejo.

Stakeholders from the different government agencies also took part in supporting this health-awareness campaign of DOH. Among them are Police Inspector Galo Martinez of PNP-Tandag City, and representatives from the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and other national-line agencies, as well as in different organizations.
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Photo shows (from left to right) are Tandag City Vice mayor Rosario Ninfa Dumagan, II, PMA President Dr. Joy Rey Pama, Pol. Inspector Galo Martinez, Arthur Balaan of LTO, CAST Advisor Ptr. Nimrod Saramosing, Jane Lugo, MD from DOH Caraga, and Delma Legazpi as honorary guests during the opening program for the Orientation of Smoke Free City at Tandag on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at Seasons Park Apartelle, Tandag City. (City Health Office-Tandag/ PIA-Surigao del Sur)



Also, Dr. Jane Y. Lugo, and Delma O. Legazpi of CAST, along with its adviser, Ptr. Nimrod V. Saramosing, together with the staff were there to clarify issues pertaining to health hazards brought by smoking.

The forum gained support from the participants and commitment form local officials here supporting the program of the Department of Health (DOH). The activity is also in line with the priority programs of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, particularly in the promotion of proper health-care. (Nida Grace B. Tranquilan, PIA-Surigao del Sur)



POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania


PNP arrest wanted persons

On Tuesday (November 25) at 5:00 in the afternoon at Barangay Cancawan, Carmen, Surigao del Sur, elements of Carmen Municipal Police Station led by PO3 Glen Uriarte Orzales apprehended the suspect identified as Pedro Salipuran Baguis, 66 years old, single and resident of said place.

Suspect was arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest (WOA) docketed under CC number 08-0891 dated August 21, 2008, issued by Hon Judge Bibiano G Colasito of MTC Parañaque, Branch LXXVII (77), Parañaque City for the crime of Malicious Mischief. Arrested person is now temporarily detained at Carmen MPS for proper disposition.

On Wednesday (November 26) at 9:00 in the morning at Barangay 3 Poblacion, Cabadbaran City, PNP elements of Cabadbaran City Police Station led by PCINSP Rolando Cuya Jr apprehended the suspect identified as Isabelo Monel, 34 years old, married and resident of Barangay 1, Cabadbaran City.

Suspect was apprehended by virtue of WOA docketed under CC number 17 dated October 1, 2008, issued by Hon Judge Dax Xenos Gonzaga of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 34, Cabadbaran City for the crime of rape with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 120,000.00. Subject person is now presently detained at Cabadbaran City Police Station for proper disposition.

Meanwhile, on the following day, Thursday (November 27) at 9:00 in the morning at Purok-1, Barangay Bading, Butuan City, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station 2 led by SPO2 Jerry Advincula arrested the suspect identified as Florencio Española, 55 years old, married and resident of said place.

The said suspect was arrested by virtue of WOA docketed under CC number 39128 and 39129 for the crime of simple slander dated November 19, 2008, issued by Hon Judge James V Go of MTCC Branch 2, Libertad, Butuan City with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 6,000.00. Arrested person is now presently detained at Butuan City Police Station 2 for proper disposition.


Arrest of illegal gambling suspect

On Thursday (November 27) at 7:45 in the evening at the Sidewalk area of G. Flores Avenue, Butuan City, PNP elements of Vice Control Section of Butuan City Police Station 1 led by PSINSP Ronaldo Plaza conducted operations against illegal gambling which resulted to the apprehension of the suspect identified as Arturo Calooy (runner/collector), 43 years old, married and resident of Purok-4, Barangay Humabon, Butuan City.

Confiscated from the suspect’s possession were 10 pieces of filled-up “swertres” tally sheets, two pieces of “swertres” tips, three pieces of ballpen and cash bet money amounting to Php 608.00 in different denominations. Arrested suspect and confiscated items were brought to Butuan City Police Station 1 for recording and proper disposition.


Spot Report on Robbery of surveying equipment

On Thursday (November 27) at 11:45 in the morning at Barangay Caras-an, Tago, Surigao del Sur, a team of surveyor led by Engr William Toca Mirabel, Chief Engr/Team Leader of RASA Surveying Company based in Quezon City, together with other members of the team namely: Jaime Orillaneda; Michael Consigna; Dodoy Aboa and Glen Aboa, all were residents of Tandang Sora, Quezon City were held by 10 unidentified men armed with high powered firearms clad in fatigue uniform believed to be members of Communist Terrorists (CTs) and confiscated equipment like one Top Con Model 329 Transit Equipment; two labeling bubbles; two battery Top Con with case.

Said surveyors were released unharmed by said armed men. The surveying team was hired by PNOC to conduct area survey at Sitio Badjangan, Caras-an, Tago, Surigao del Sur for coal mining. PNP personnel of Tago Municipal Police Station were dispatched and coordinated Barangay Captain of said place to recover said equipments and 58 IB Phil Army to conduct follow-up operation against the suspect. Progress report to follow.


Report on entrapment operation

On Thursday (November 27) at 1:45 in the morning at Purok-6, Baranagay Taligaman, Butuan City, composite team of Butuan City Mobile Group led by PCINSP Manuel Jimenez and Butuan City Police Station 4 led by PSINSP Ferdinand B Dacillo conducted entrapment operation, which resulted to the apprehension of the suspects identified as Pepito Abayata, 49 years old, married and resident of Agusan Pequeño, Butuan City; Alberto Pejules, 38 years old, married; Carlito Paler, 41 years old, married, both were residents of Lopez Jaena extension, Butuan City; Ruffy Baguio, 26 years old, married and also a resident of Lopez Jaena extension, Butuan City; and Rolando Gajudo, 27 years old, married and resident of Lopez jaena extension, Butuan City.

Said suspects were extorting money from the escort of the truck loaded with falcate logs. The apprehending team impounded one unit Delica Van with plate number GNG 180 and one logbook color blue. Further recovered from the suspects were five pieces
Of One Hundred Peso Bill as marked money.

Suspects and marked money were brought to PNP Crime Laboratory Office 13 for ultra violet examination. Case of robbery extortion now prepared for filing in court in an inquest proceedings. Suspects and confiscated items are now at Butuan City Police Station 4 for proper disposition.


58IB conducts joint MEDCAP at San Agustin, Surigao del Sur

SAN AGUSTIN, Surigao del Sur - The 58th Infantry (Dimalulupig) Battalion, 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army recently conducted a joint medical and civic action program in Barangay Janipaan, in this municipality with the collaboration of Surigao del Sur Provincial Government Office, Philippine National Red Cross (Surigao del Sur Chapter), Surigao del Sur Provincial Police Office, and in coordination with the local government unit of San Agustin.

The humanitarian mission resulted and benefited 113 constituents for medical consultation, 51 patients for tooth extraction, 27 for circumcision and 250 for mass feeding.

The collaboration made by this unit of the Philippine Army with the Provincial Governor’s Office and the close coordination with other agencies made the activity possible and successful.

Indeed, both approach and convergence of efforts are key factors in waging war against the CPP/NDF/NPA that will not only complement the combat and intelligence operations in addressing and dismantling of guerilla fronts but as well as winning the trust and confidence that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have established with the people whom the entire government military force sworn to serve and protect. (S7, 58IB, 4ID, PA/ PIA-Surigao del Sur)


AMRECO holds workshop to Mindanao ECs Info. Officers

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur – The Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AMRECO) recently conducted directional workshop participated by Information Officers of Mindanao Electric Cooperatives at Chali Beach Resort in Cugman Cagayan de Oro City.

This workshop serves as the venue for Information Officers to refresh their knowledge in their field of work because the speakers were doing their efforts to impart their knowledge regarding the principles of being an effective communicator that might be useful for them and to their respective electric cooperative and the association, in general.

The seminar workshop also aimed to strengthen the AMRECO and the member Electric Cooperatives (ECs) for whatever problems that may arise.

The seminar tackles the creation of AMCAD or AMRECO Media & Communication Affairs Desk which envisions to be the association’s information development and distribution arm that will advocate the group and its members’ significant policies, programs and success stories geared towards promoting and protecting the welfare and interests of member ECs and their respective consumers in Mindanao.

The two-day activity was formally opened by the Executive Director of AMRECO, Mr. Clint DG Pacana. He also welcomed the participants of the different electric cooperatives in Mindanao.

Mr. Pacana also emphasized the reasons why AMRECO holds the directional workshop for Information Officers of Mindanao ECs.

On the other hand, Atty Conchito Oclarit, legal counsel of AMRECO, told the participants of the updates of the action taken by AMRECO and other advocates to counter attack the campaign of Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) with NASECORE regarding the ECs conversion.

Atty. Oclarit also shared the events of what was transpired during the lobbying activity in the Bicameral Conference Committee in the House of Congress regarding the proposed amendments of Cooperative Development Act, specifically the House Bill No. 4312 and Senate Bill No. 2264 which originally envision to transfer the registration of Electric Cooperatives under the CDA which all the programs of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) will be at risks.

Also, Dir. Noel Tarrazona of ZAMCELCO in Zamboanga City emphasized to the participants the principles of effective communication which was been called to be the important tools in dealing some issues of their respective ECs, particularly the present issue of conversion and others.

On the second day, Mr. Allan Lariba, the Institutional Services Department Manager of DANECO, imparted the modern approach in dealing a customer.

During the open forum, the group decided to organize an association named as Rural Electric Cooperative Communicators Association of the Philippines or RECCAP in which first election for the Interim Officers was made.

Elected into office are Mr. Eric Barillas of FIBECO in Bukidnon as President, Mr. Wilfredo Evangelista of SUKELCO in Sultan Kudarat as Vice-President, Ms. Sherly Retanal of SURSECO I in Bislig City as Secretary, Mrs. Lydia De La Peña of LANECO in Lanao del Norte as Treasurer, Mr. Aguinaldo L. Jaluag of SURSECO II in Tandag City as Auditor and Mr. Daniel De La Cerna of ANECO in Butuan City as PIO.

The association will also elect one Board of Director in every region in Mindanao who will later represent their respective region.

Furthermore, this association of communicators aims to spread out their membership to all ECs all over the Philippines. (Aguinaldo L. Jaluag, SURSECO II / PIA-Surigao del Sur)

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Cebu Pacific now flies to 19 destinations from Cebu

The country's leading domestic airline, Cebu Pacific (CEB), begins its direct flights from Cebu to Ozamiz and Surigao earlier this month.

The former has a thrice weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) service with the lowest all-inclusive Go Lite fare starting from P688. Meanwhile, the latter has a four times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) service, which can be availed at the lowest year-round Go Lite Fare starting from P588. Passengers simply add P200 if they have check-in luggage.

Cebu Pacific Vice President for Revenue Management Alex Reyes (left) and Misamis Occidental Governor Loreto Leo Ocampos join hands in the promotion of both the province and the leading domestic airline's low fares. (Michelle Eve de Guzman, Cebu Pacific/ PIA-Surigao del Norte)

These new flights mark the 18th and 19th destination CEB flies to from Cebu, respectively, signifying the importance of the airline's Cebu hub.

CEB continues to be the biggest airline operating from Cebu. It operates 184 domestic flights weekly to and from the Mactan Cebu International Airport.

From Cebu, CEB now services 15 domestic routes and four international cities (Singapore, Hong Kong, Incheon, Pusan) directly from Cebu. Aside from Ozamiz and Surigao, CEB flies to the following domestic destinations from Cebu: Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan, Clark, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Zamboanga and Manila.

Flights can be booked through www.cebupacificair.com or its reservations hotline (02)7020888 or (032) 2308888.

Now in its 13th year, CEB has the youngest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. It currently maintains four operational hubs in Manila, Cebu, Davao and Clark. (Michelle Eve de Guzman, Cebu Pacific/ PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Agusan Norte to purchase 6 brand new heavy equipment

The provincial government of Agusan del Norte is set to purchase six brand new heavy equipment to enhance its capability in infrastructure support facilities and various agro-industrial development programs, projects and activities under the Executive Legislative Agenda for 2007-2010.

These equipment include two units brand new 10-wheeler dump truck, one unit brand new motor grader, one unit brand new wheel loader, one unit brand new excavator, and one unit brand new vibratory road roller.

All the heavy equipment cost US $759,200.00 or close to P35 million pesos.

To materialize the said purchase, Gov. Erlpe John Amante was authorized recently by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Norte through Sanggunian Resolution No. 312-2008 to open a letter of credit with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP)-Butuan Lending Center for the importation of the equipment in favor of Main Empire Company Limited from Singapore. Said company is represented by TKC Heavy Industries Corporation, its exclusive distributor in the Philippines. (Aimee B. Sienes-Sajor, Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)


PAMB reviews management style to save Agusan Marsh

BUTUAN CITY - Members of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) in Caraga Region have reviewed anew its management strategy on lakes in protected areas throughout the region to avert the conversion of marshland into a landscape of agriculture.

The PAMB which is headed by the DENR Regional Executive Director Edilberto S. Buiser has made the move during its last en-banc session held in Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur on Monday last week following public knowledge that the Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is slowly changing its landscape because many residents prefer to adopt palm oil, rice fields and fast-growing tree plantations rather than a wet land.

PENRO Sixto Badua of Agusan del Sur in his capacity as Protected Area Superintendent of Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary said the onslaught of agricultural crop plantation in some parts of the marshland may affect the ecological system of the existing environment in that area. He urged his colleague to make positive steps while options for improvement are still open for consideration.

“ Let us be guided by the lessons taught us by the destruction of the environment that resulted in floods and landslides that killed many lives of people in Ormoc, Leyte several years ago “ PENRO Badua told his fellow members.

He said that the people must appreciate the importance of the Agusan Marsh to their daily lives to protect it and preserve the biodiversity in it. ‘ It would cost billions of pesos to rehabilitate the marsh” Badua said.

In the en-banc meeting presided over by the Regional Technical Director of Protected Areas Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Services Mario Eludo on Monday last week, the board members have sought for a regular operation fund to support its enforcement, advocacy and education campaign in all protected areas in the region

Eludo said the board is resolved to impose fees for movement of forest products passing through the tributaries of the Agsuan Marsh to raise funds for operation.

The PAMB has also reported that several livelihood projects are being considered for approval to generate employment and improve the income of the people in the area.

Eludo also reported the accomplishment of the PAMB this year in which 21 resolutions were made which were mostly focused on prevention, control and protection.

But the most remarkable resolution passed by the board members is the request to Congressman Rodulfo G. Plaza to work on the immediate passage of the House Bill 176 and 1071 which established Agusan Marsh as Protected Area and Wildlife Sanctuary.

The said House Bill which is sponsored by Senators Jamby Madrigal and Pia Cayetano is still pending at the lower house due to political developments. (Herzon F. Gallego, DENR-13/ PIA-Caraga)


Search is on for the best barangay in Agusan del Norte

The Provincial Assessment Team is right now assessing nominated barangays all over the province vying for the Agusan del Norte’s Best Barangay 2008 award.

The assessment will be based upon the following criteria: the number of authored resolutions/ ordinances passed; number of committee meetings conducted; filing system of the barangay; the attendance of the barangay officials during sessions and during special events; community involvements and initiatives with proper documentation; the vision and mission of the barangay; how the segregation of waste materials is being done; the individual household sanitary type of toilet used; potable water supply; presence of communal garden in the area; drainage and pathways; records of the assets and liabilities; list of real property tax payers; the posting of income and expenditures in the barangay hall; barangay budget; the management of barangay facilities like the health ccenters, day care centers, recreational centers and others.

For this year, only the municipalities of Carmen, Nasipit, Buenavista, RTR, Magallanes, Tubay, Jabonga, Santiago and Las Nieves were able to join.

Other categories in the search include the Best Barangay Chairman, Best Kagawad, Best Secretary, Best Treasurer, Best Sangguniang kabataan (SK), Best Purok, both Urban and Rural, and the Best Purok Chairman.

The Provincial Assessment Team (PAT) is composed of the representatives from the different government agencies concerned including Mr. Edgar M. Palarca, Jr., Information Officer-III of PGO-CAD, Mr. Fermin C. Antenorio, Community Affairs Officer II, PGO-CAD, Mr. Gerry Joey S. Laurito, Project Development Officer-III under the office of the Vice Governor, Mr. Conrado Berdin, LGOO-V of the DILG Provincial Office, Major Floriano Salang Ravelo, Jr., Police Chief Inspector of the PNP Provincial Office, Ms. Florita Magdayao from the Department of Education, Agusan del Norte, Ms. Fortunata S. Atega, Supervising Midwife of the Provincial Health Office, Ms. Violeta C. Jamito from the Community Solidarity Against Poverty Organization (CSAPO), a non-government organization, and Ms. Myra R. Ganot, Local Legislative Staff Officer-I, representing the Office of Board Member Raymundo M. Beluan, Jr., Chairman of the Committee on Barangay Affairs.

According to Mr. Antenorio, “the search is conducted every year to evaluate the nominated barangays and puroks on their annual accomplishements and to help them improve more.

This is also the drive of Governor Erlpe John M. Amante to bring the provincial government closer to the people of Agusan del Norte.”

The search for the best barangay is conducted annually since the early 90’s with a yearly modification of the specific guidelines or criteria to perfectly select the worthy winners. This year’s search is conducted recently and the awarding will be done in December this year.

The next search for the best barangay will immediately start on January 2009. (Mary Chery S. Monoy, Agusan del Norte, PIA-Caraga)


Gawad Probinsiya sa Kapaligiran bares winners

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur - The Gawad Probinsiya sa Kapaligiran (GPK) Assessors released the most awaited result after conducted the evaluation to all the municipalities and cities of the province last September 16-26, 2008.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is the lead agency of the annual activity whose program was established under Executive Order number 03-2007 of the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur, to sustainably implement the program locally in recognizing the positive impact of such program to the component cities and municipalities that institutionalize the value of saving the environment as a way of life among the Surigaonons.

In Category “A”, composed of first to third class municipalities, Hinatuan wins for this year’s race, while Cantilan got the second place, followed by Barobo as the 3rd placer.

For Category “B” in the fourth to sixth class municipalities, Lanuza still grabs the highest tilt followed by Carrascal and Carmen who both tied the second spot.

Meanwhile, in the component city category, Bislig got the highest rank, followed by the newly proclaimed city of the province, Tandag.

This year’s panels of evaluators were: Ms Laarni Beauty C. Sepe (DILG), Ma. Clara M. Ambray of the Tourism Office, Rodrigo S. Gordo and Cicero Donasco from the Provincial Health Office, Nida Grace B. Tranquilan from the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Florida Wahing of Department of Education, and Glendel Adlawon of the Department of Environment and natural Resources. (Nida Grace B. Tranquilan, PIA-Surigao del Sur)




POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo


PNP investigates traffic incident

On Tuesday (November 25) at Barangay Pag-antayan, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, a red Kawasaki Bajaj motorcycle with plate number MT9889 driven by Jonathan Andoy, 32 years old, single and a resident of Poblacion Carrascal of same province with one still unidentified passenger collided with another single motorcycle a black Yamaha Crypton without plate number, driven by Benhur Bragas, 40 years old, married and a resident of Purok-3 Barangay Pag-antayan, Cantilan with one passenger identified as PO1 Homer Guillen.

Both motorcycles were heavily damaged during the incident also seriously injuring both drivers and passengers who were brought to Madrid District Hospital immediately for medical treatment. The motorcycles were both brought to Cantilan Municipal Police Station for safekeeping while the investigation is ongoing.


Spot report on shooting incident

Around 9:30 in the evening of November 25, 2008 (Tuesday) at Purok-2 Barangay 16 Ong Yiu Road, Butuan City, three persons were shot to death by four unidentified armed men. Victims were identified as Maritez Crisostomo, 26 years old, female, married and a resident of Purok-7 Barangay 16 Ong Yiu, Butuan City; Julieto Carumba, 34 years old, Barangay Kagawad of Kulambugan, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur; and one male victim more or less 35 years old, 5'7" in height, medium built.

Victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds resulting to their instantaneous death. Responding personnel from Butuan City Police Station-2 together with Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) Team recovered at the crime scene the items such as 15 empty shells of caliber .45 pistol; one red Crypton Yamaha motorcycle with plate number KT-4181; digital camera; calculator; one cellphone; cash money Php 1,000.00; a ring and some personal documents.

Motive is still to be determined while remains of the victims now lies at Raniel Funeral Homes, Butuan City. A follow-up investigation still ongoing.



Progress Report

The third victim was already identified as Nestor Osabel Sulla Jr., 34 years old, married and a resident of Atega Street, Cabadbaran City , Agusan del Norte, and a credit investigator (CI) of 1st Standard Finance Corporation located at J. C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City.



Solar dryer to boost seaweeds industry

Governor Jade B. Ecleo recently turned-over one unit elevated multi-purpose solar dryer to the seaweeds growers of Barangay New Mabuhay, municipality of Dinagat Islands. The project is initiated by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Fisheries Division, under the supervision of Senior Aquaculturist Zenda S. Elago.

In an interview with the Provincial Agriculturist Oswaldo T. Borja, the P33,480.00 worth of solar dryer is one of the priority projects of Governor Jade’s administration in her aim of making Dinagat Islands the seaweeds capital of Caraga Region. He added that this is in support to the promotion of seaweeds production as an alternative livelihood for the fisherfolk. The equipment would ensure quality-dried seaweeds that are fast becoming a lucrative business for both the local and international market. (Lito A. Apelo, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist-Province of Dinagat Islands/ PIA-Caraga)


Dinagat supports organic farming

The Provincial Government of Dinagat Islands under the leadership of Governor Jade B. Ecleo is now pushing for organic farming in this water-locked province to intensify production and mitigate hunger.

A Five Million Pesos (P5M) worth of organic liquid fertilizer is now being distributed by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg), headed by Oswaldo T. Borja. This project is part of the Provincial Government’s effort to enhance our land resources through organic farming.

The Crops Division Chief Alan S. Azares earlier said that the fertilizer has been procured by the Provincial Government of Dinagat Islands to augment the basic services intended for the farmers. He added that the Crops Division is now on the process of promoting organic farming in every municipality through information caravans. Each municipality is encouraged to put up demo farms where the liquid fertilizer will be utilized. (Lito A. Apelo, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist-Province of Dinagat Islands/ PIA-Caraga)


Gov. Jade gives away personalized notebooks to 5,573 Grade II and III pupils

Pursuing a legacy endeavor to grade schools, the provincial governor, Hon. Geraldine “Jade” Ecleo, gives away 9,000 pieces of personalized and made-to-order notebooks to all grade 2 and 3 pupils of Dinagat Islands. A total of 105 elementary schools comprising from the seven school districts of Albor, Cagdianao, Dinagat, Loreto, San Jose, Rizal and Tubajon, have benefited from the governor’s generosity.

Dr. Teofila Cabatuan, School Division Superintendent, has provided data that about 2,745 Grade II pupils and 2,809 Grade III pupils within the province have acknowledged and acquired said notebook.

Governor Jade has personally distributed these notebooks to the pupils of such recipient schools as: San Jose Central, Aurelio, Sta. Cruz, Mahayahay, Dinagat Central, Doña Helen, and Edera Elementary Schools.

In response, the administrators, teachers, and beneficiary pupils showed their warm welcome to the Governor during her visits to their respective schools, and gave her due appreciation and support for her genuine legacy endeavor to the underprivileged pupils of the province of Dinagat Islands. (Conchita M. Macalua, Ang Dinagatnon/ PIA-Caraga)


Php180,000 provincial grant kicks-off People Organization’s livelihoods

Quite good enough to start a community-owned trade, a total of P180,000.00 livelihood assistance were successfully granted by the Provincial Government to two People’s Organizations here in San Jose, Dinagat Islands. Spearheaded by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Governor Jade B. Ecleo graced the awarding of P125,000.00 worth of check to Jacquez Women SKA and P55,000.00 worth to Golden Apple Association, (a group of persons with disabilities based here in San Jose) to finance their income generating projects. Present to witness the program were San Jose Mayor Benglen B. Ecleo and Vice-Mayor Mario Bagunas together with Barangay Captain Rodrigo Reponte of Barangay Jacquez, and Assistant PSWD Officer Zenaida Lerma Escopete, all shared gladness of the beneficiaries.

The Jacquez Women SKA has become the recipient of the Self-Emplyment Assistance – Kaunlaran (SEA-K) Program, a national program created by Executive Order No. 123 in 1994 which was adopted and replicated by the Provincial Government of Dinagat Islands during the program launching held December, last year. The Provincial Government entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with DSWD-Field Office XIII agreeing that both agencies shall allocate P500,000.00 each in support to the program. Golden Apple Association, on the other hand, received the grant derived from 1% Elderly and Persons with Disability budget of the provincial government.

Meanwhile, two successive Basic Business Management Trainings were conducted recently by PSWDO with the Women On Work (WOW) Association of Cagdianao and Shining Star Association of San Jose respectively. As part of the program’s strategies, these two were among the nine groups that will be soon funded by the Provincial Government for the same nature of program and/ or activity.

The PSWDO head, Mrs. Virginia Salar, continues to advance the Livelihood Assistance and productivity Skills Program for the empowerment and augmentation of family income of all sectors in our community. The agenda is to cater the needs of the people through capability building, technical and financial assistance on their individual or group income-generating projects. (Maricel Plarios, Ang Dinagatnon/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Mulo sa 3 ka barangay gitubag ni Beluan

Tungod sa mulo sa tulo (3) ka barangay sa lungsod sa Jabonga, dali-daling migawas ug pundo si Bokal Raymundo M. Beluan, Jr. sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan aron matubag ang mga nag-unang proyekto niini.

Ang pundo tubag una sa tanan sa rehabilitasyon sa water system sa barangay San Vicente ug Barangay Magsaysay diin matod pa maoy source sa tubig ilimnon sa mga residente. Samtang aduna usay pundo nga gigahin alang sa paghuman sa barangay center sa Barangay Colorado.

“Importante gayod ang usa ka barangay center sa matag-barangay kay kini mao man ang lugar nga pagahimu-on sa pagmiting sa mga opisyales ug uban pang mga aktibidades sa barangay aron molambo kini,” matod pa ni Bokal Beluan. (Mary Cheryl S Monoy, Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Probinsya nangandam sa kalamidad

Sumala sa bantog nga panultihon nga “prevention is better than cure,” ang probinsya sa Agusan del Norte nangandam na sa posibleng kalamidad dinhi sa rehiyon matag Disyembre pinaagi sa usa ka kasabotan tali sa National Food Authority.

Unod sa maong kasabotan ang pagpalit og bugas sa pangagamhanang probinsyal sa NFA subay sa terms ug conditions nga gikasabotan aron mapalit kini sa pinakaubos nga presyo sa katuyoan nga makatabang sa katawhan sa probinsya panahon sa kalamidad.

Kini usa lamang ka precautionary measure nga gisagop sa mga opisyales ning probinsya. (Jay Vincent V. Demain, Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Corvera ug Ceniza, mihatag og suporta pinaagi sa paghatag og pundo

Isip usa sa mga prayoridad sa Barangay Poblacion 2 sa lungsod sa R.T.R., ning probinsya, gisuportahan ni Bise Gobernador Enrico R. Corvera ang pagtukod sa Manpower Training Center sa Barangay.

Ang tabang pinansyal nga nagkantidad og baynte singko mil (P25,000.00) pagakuhaon sa Provincewide Development Fund share sa bise gobernador pinaagi sa Provincial Resolution No. 325-2008 aron masugdan gilayon ang maong proyekto.

Kini agi’g tubag sa hangyo sa mga opisyales sa barangay nga gipangunahan ni Punong Barangay Consuelo A. Prollo.

Sa laing bahin, makadawat og singkwenta (P50,000.00) mil ka pesos ang Barangay Kauswagan sa syudad sa Cabadbaran para sa pagtukod og usa ka box culvert sa Purok-8.

Nagkanayon si Bokal Ernie M. Ceniza nga mahinungdanon kini aron pagpugong sa baha hilabi na sa panahon karon nga ting ulan-ulan.

Ang maong pundo magagikan sa Support to Legislative Programs and Projects sa SPO para sa tuig 2008. (Ayn Mie T. Carmona and Mary Chery S. Monoy, Agusan del Norte, PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Patubig sa 2 ka barangay ipatuman

Gumikan sa kamahinungdanon sa tubig sa pang adlaw-adlaw nga pamuyo, migahin karon og pundo si Bokal Alan M. Famador og kantidad nga tag-singkwenta mil (P50,000.00) pesos alang sa duha ka barangay sa syudad sa Cabadbaran.

Kini ang unod sa usa ka resolusyon nga gi-aprobahan sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan dili pa lamang dugay aron masugdan gilayon ang proyekto nga maghatag og igo’ng supply sa tubig sa mga residente.

Tukuron sa Barangay Cabinet ang Water System Level III samtang stainless tank usab ang buot paliton sa Barangay 10 nga magamit isip usa ka reservoir aron kung adunay kakulangon sa tubig, hilabi na sa panahon nga adunay brownout, magapadayon gihapon ang pag-awas sa tubig ngadto sa mga kabalayan.

Sa maong kantidad, nagaplano usab sila nga makapatukod og usa ka kusina sa ilang barangay center. (Chuchi S. Monoy, Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: 2 ka barangay makadawat og pundo gikan kang BM Reserva

Tag dyes mil (P10,000.00) pesos ang gigahin alang sa duha ka barangay ning probinsya gikan sa Provincewide Development Fund ni Bokal James T. Reserva.

Una na niini ang tabang pinansyal alang sa lungsod sa Magallanes. Kini gamiton alang sa pagtukod og rest room sa Magellan Shrine aron aduna nay magamit ang mga turista samtang sila nagabisita dinhi.

Samtang ang pundong gigahin alang sa Barangay 2 Sampaguita, Cabadbaran City, gamiton alang sa dugang pasilidad sa barangay hall.

Matod pa ni Bokal Reserva, luyo sa kagamay sa ilang pundo matag tuig, iyang paninguhaon nga matubag una sa tanan kadtong mga mahinundano’ng proyekto. (Jessica O. Mellejor, Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Seguridad sa Cabadbaran ug Tubay palig-onon

Palig-onon karon sa probinsya ang seguridad sa duha ka lungsod niini pinaagi sa pagbutang og dugang security force.

Kini ang unod sa usa ka memorandum of agreement tali sa pangagamhanang probinsyal ug 4th Infantry Division sa Philippine Army aron sa pag-aktibo sa Special Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit Active Auxiliary (SCAA) niini sa syudad sa Cabadbaran ug sa lungsod sa Tubay. Ang maong MOA gi-aprobahan pinaagi sa usa ka resolusyon sa pagpangamahan ni Bokal James T. Reserva.

Adunay pagahimoong screening ug enlistment sa mo-qualify sa SCAA ug human sa usa ka pagbansay, I-deploy gilayon kini sila ngadto sa nasangpit nga mga lugar isip dugang seguridad sa katawhan, instalasyon ug uban pang propridad sa gobyerno batok sa mga dautang elemento. (Jay Vincent V. Demain, Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Livelihood project gipundohan

Tungod sa kamahinungdanon sa proyekto, migahin karon si Bokal Francisco J. Rosales alang sa proyekto ng panginabuhian sa Barangay Poblacion, Las Nieves, ning lalawigan.

Gituohan nga ang goat raising livelihood project nga usa sa mga prayoridad sa barangay feasible nga proyekto basi na usab sa rekomindasyon sa Municipal Development Council sa lungsod sa Las Nieves. Angayan matod pa ang barangay Pob;acion nga buhian og kanding tungod sa kalapad sa palibot ug kadaghan sa sagbot; sanglit dugang man kining kita sa mga lumulopyo.

Samtang sa laing bahin, aduna usay gigahin nga kantidad si Bokal Rosales alang sa paglambo pa sa health center sa barangay Ambacon, Las Nieves. Ang maong tabang pinansyal gamiton alang sa pagpalit og dugang pang pasilidad sa nasangpit nga health center aron mas daghan pang katawhan ang maserbisyohan niini.

Matod pa ni Bokal Rosales, dako kining oportunidad alang kaniya nga mapalambo ang kahimtang sa katawhan. (Jay Vincent V. Demain, Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: BM Tomaneng mihatag ug pundo alang sa mga proyekto

Duha ka barangay ang makadawat og suporta gikan kang Board Member Sadeka G. Tomaneng, isip tubag sa ilang mga prayoridad nga programa. Gisuportahan usab kini ni Bise Gobernador Enrico R. Corvera aron matukod ang manpower Training Center sa barangay Poblacion 2, Remedios T. Romualdez.

Ang lungsod usab sa Santiago, ning lalawigan makadawat og singkwenta mil ka pesos (P50,000.00) para usab sa women’s organization. Nagkinahanglan sila og igong kapital para anaa silay igong kita sa ilang proyekto.

Gihatagan og otoridad si Gobernador Erlpe John M. Amante sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan pinaagi sa usa ka resolusyon aron sa pagbalhin sa pundo didto sa panudlanan sa duha ka lungsod. (Jessica O. Mellejor, Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: 6,000 ka mag-uuma nakadawat og libreng Palay seeds gikan kay Mayor Plaza II

6,000 ka mag-uuma sa 60 rural barangays ning dakbayan sa Butuan ang nakadawat ug libreng In-bred Palay seeds gikan kang Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II sa usa ka simpleng seremonya nga gipahigayon sa Lobby sa bag-ong City Hall Building karong buntag, Nobyembre 28, 2008.

Ang maong pang-apod-apod sa palay seeds kabahin sa “Rice Seeds Distribution Program” ni Presidente Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ubos sa Department of Agriculture XIII tumong ug tinguha nga makatanom ang matag mag-uuma sa tibuok Pilipinas apil na ang dakbayan sa Butuan.

Nagkantidad sa 7.2 Milyones ka pesos ang kinatibuk-ang apropasyon sa Butuan nga nagkantidad ug P1,200.00 matag sako.

Ang maong klase sa semilya kusog mutubo ug gibana-bana nga adunay 90 hangtud sa 110 ka sako nga ani matag usa ka hektarya, kusog ug dali motubo ang maong palay seeds, adunay resistensya sa peste ug laing matang sa sakit sa humay.

Giawhag ni Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II sa pagkugi sa ilang pag-uma sama sa Vietnam ug uban pang nasud kung diin ang mag-uuma maoy adunahan. Midugang pa kini nga ang pagkugi sa pag-uuma maoy maglikay sa kagutom sa dakbayan sa Butuan, labaw na gyud ang ilang pamilya.

Mitambong sa maong seremonyal distribution sila Konsehal Rodrigo Dayaday, Agriculture and Natural Resources Chairman; Engr. Bert Buca, City Agriculturist’s Office Chief; mga Barangay Chairman sa nagkadaiyang rural barangay, mag-uuma ug mga empleyado sa city hall. (Malou C. Furia, PIO-Butuan City/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: GPK 2008 - Hinatuan, Lanuza, nanguna

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur – Human ang hapit duha ka bulan nga paghulat sa resulta sa gihimong Provincial Evaluation alang sa gawad probinsiya sa Kapaligiran, nakapagawas na ang assessment Team niadtong miaging adlaw.

Sa imporamasyon nga nakuha sa Radyo ng Bayan, nakuha na ang ranking sa tulo ka mga categories sa tanang mga kalungsuran sa tibuok probinsiya apil na ang duha ka component cities, ang Tandag ug ang Bislig.

Sa Category “A” kon 1st to 3rd class municipalities, ang nag una mao ang lungsod sa Hinatuan, gisundan sa Cantilan ug ika-tulo mao ang Barobo.

Sa Category B kon 4th to 6th class municipalities, sa gihapon ang lunmgsod sa Lanuza maoy nag-una, gisundan kini sa lungsod sa Carrascal ug ika-tulo mao ang Carmen.Samtang sa Component City Category, Bislig ang gideklarar nga first.

Ang Gawad probinsiya sa Kapaligiran (GPK) evaluation gipahigayon niadtong September 16 hangtud sa 26 kon diin gilangkuban ang nag mga assesors sa buhatan sa DILG isip lead agency sa programa, anaa usab ang provincial Tourism Office, Provincial Health Office, PIA, DepEd ug DENR. (Nerissa M. Espinosa, dxJS Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/ PIA-Surigao)