PIA News Service - Thursday, November 13, 2008

Above photo shows the DAR streamer carrying the slogan “The CARE for the Farmers only Chance Out of Poverty is in our BLOOD” was hung outside the fence of the provincial capitol so that walk-in donors will also be inspired to donate blood. Below: PARO II Andre B. Atega, who voluntarily presented himself to get involved in this noble cause to donate blood to save the lives. DAR-Agusan del Norte is among those who supported the conduct of “Dugong Bombo: A simple pain, a life to gain” of dxBR-Bombo Radyo Butuan (Gil E. Miranda, DAR-Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)

DAR joins dugong-bombo blood-letting activity

AGUSAN DEL NORTE (November 13) - The Department of Agrarian Reform, Provincial Office of Agusan del Norte joins with dxBR-Bombo Radio Butuan in conducting the blood-letting activity dubbed as “Dugong Bombo: a little pain, a life to gain”, as part of its community outreach program held on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the Provincial Training Center, Butuan City.

Agusan del Norte Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO) Andre B. Atega who is one of the blood donors said that he was once a recipient of blood donation from unknown persons. “But our participation now is not just out of eternal gratitude for the people who saved my life in 1976 but also as an expression that for CARP extension, we in DAR, like the farmers in Mendiola are willing to shed our blood”, Atega added.

Further, PARO II Atega justified the campaign stating that “Blood donation is akin to land distribution in the sense that it is an act of giving to the needy what we have in excess of.”

Meanwhile, in support to the effort of the national government in promoting proper health-care, as part of the interventions in the agrarian reform communities (ARCs), DAR is strengthening the implementation of health programs.

True to this, the department has distributed PhilHealth cards in partnership with People’s Organization (PO) and PhilHealth, Incorporated.

Moreover, granting of Solar Powered Vaccine Fridge in remote areas were also given to farmers and Indigenous Peoples (IPs).

With these developments, DAR is optimistic that proper health-care in Caraga region will be maintained and strengthened. (Gil E. Miranda, DAR-Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)


Police Report : Tubay town cops investigate vehicular accident

BUTUAN CITY (November 13) – On Tuesday (November 11) at 7:25 in the evening at the National Highway of Purok-1, Barangay Doña Rosario, Tubay, Agusan del Norte, one unit Isuzu D-Max pick up color blue with Plate Number KCY 303 driven by Edison Meranda, while traveling from Surigao City bound for Butuan City, upon reaching at the abovementioned place, accidentally bumped to a ten-wheeler truck color blue with Plate Number PDK 814 loaded with falcata logs which resulted to the instantaneous death of the driver Edison Meranda and one passenger identified as Charade Tan, both of legal age.

Initial investigation disclosed that the ten-wheeler truck was on parking while having a repair of its wheels when the said Izusu D-Max approaches heading towards Butuan City and accidentally bumped the rear portion of the ten-wheeler truck. Upon arrival of the responding PNP elements of Tubay Municipal Police Station, the driver and the crew of the ten-wheeler truck were no longer found. Tubay Municipal Police Station is still conducting investigation of the incident. (PO3 Rene Boy Ocares Bernaldez, PNP-PRO-13/ PIA-Caraga)


Police Report : Barobo, Surigao del Sur police officers apprehend illegal fishing suspect

BUTUAN CITY (November 13) – On Wednesday (November 12) at 8:30 in the morning at the Seawater of Barobo, Surigao del Sur, elements of Barobo Police Station led by PO3 Ariel P. Quinto together with Wenceslao M. Campos from the Department of Agriculture conducted seaborne patrol which resulted to the apprehension of the suspect identified as Eduardo Timogan, 50 years old, married, fisherman and a resident of Asinan, Rizal, Barobo, Surigao del Sur.

Suspect was arrested for having been caught in possession and control five kilos of dynamited fish locally known as "Romahan", one unit paddleboat (Baroto), one quart cyanide, two spear gun and other fishing paraphernalia. Arrested person was brought to Barobo Police Station for documentation and filing of appropriate charge in court, while confiscated items were turned-over to the Department of Agriculture for proper disposition. (PO3 Rene Boy Ocares Bernaldez, PNP-PRO-13/ PIA-Caraga)


Police Report : PNP Surigao del Sur conducts investigation on CTs atrocities

BUTUAN CITY (November 13) – On Wednesday (November 12) at 11:40 in the morning at Kilometer 20, Barangay Pakwan, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, one unit armored vehicle of SUDECOR with SCAA personnel as escort while on its way back from the cutting area at Kilometer 31, after escorting one unit Kenworth 16 wheeler truck, one unit ten-wheeler truck and one unit XLT Forward was fired upon by undetermined number of armed men believed to be Communists Terrorists (CTs) at the abovementioned place.

However, the said vehicle was able to reach the SCAA headquarters in Kilometer 19, Barangay Pakwan, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur with no casualty.

Subsequently, one team of SCAA led by Sgt. Paje immediately proceeded from their headquarters to Kilometer 21 to rescue one dumptruck and upon reaching the said area, the team was again fired upon by another group of CTs. A brief encounter happened which resulted to the wounding in action (WIA) of two SCAA members, namely SCAA Maca and SCAA Cao.

The CTs fled to unknown direction after the incident. Wounded victims were brought to Madrid District Hospital, Surigao del Sur for medical treatment. Investigation is still going on, while PNP units in Surigao del Sur were already alerted and strong checkpoints are being conducted in strategic places. (PO3 Rene Boy Ocares Bernaldez, PNP-PRO-13/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Apela sa kaparian sa tibuok Pilipinas: CARP Extension

Mipadayag ug apela ang mga kaparian sa tibuok Pilipinas ngadto sa mga congresista sa kauluhan o magbabalaod para sa extension sa Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). Kini gipangulohan sa Archbishop of Manila – His Eminence Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, DD ug uban pang mga obispo nga isa ani ang Bishop of Tandag – Most Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar, D.D.

Sa maong apela, ilang gisaysay ang kinatibok-ang importansya sa maong programa sa pangabuhi sa mga mag-uumang benepisyaryo ug ang mga repormang gusto nilang ipaabot aron sa pag abprobar sa balaod sa CARP extension. Basi sa ilang sulat (nga ge-pablisar sa national nga lathalaan) ilang gipahayag ang lain-laing punto sama sa:

“The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL) was enacted as a social justice measure to address the inequity of over-concentration of land ownership. After twenty years, 1.3M hectares of CARPable lands remain undistributed, consisting mainly of large haciendas of those who have been resisting CARP from its inception. And poverty is still very much with us. Not because of CARP but because it has not been fully and properly implemented.”

“Studies provide categorical evidence that agrarian reform translates into faster agricultural development which, in turn, leads to sustainable economic growth.”

“In supporting the extension and reforming of CARP, may we put forward for your kind consideration our collective voice on what we believe should be incorporated in the Bill like the mandate for direct and physical distribution of all agricultural lands, as opposed to non redistributive schemes; address policy and implementation problems that are obstacles to the completion of the program; the establishment of the needed implementation structure for CARP’s completion; the requisite appropriations of at least P50 billion per year; ensure strengthened credit and support services to farmer beneficiaries; and congressional monitoring and oversight with major CARP stakeholders of CARP implementation and DAR’s performance.

“We fervently pray that agrarian reform, through a reformed CARP, be placed at the center of our country’s agricultural development, transformation and competitiveness.”

Tungod sa maong apela o manifesto gikan sa religious sector sa tibuok Pilipinas, malipayon ang buhatan sa DAR sa gipakitang suporta ug nanghinaot ang tanan empleyado nga mahimo kining instrumento sa pagpadali sa pag sumiti ug pag aprobar sa atong mga halangdon Congresista ug Senadoris ug balaod para sa extension sa Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. (Myra L. Quizada, DAR-Tandag, Surigao del Sur/ PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Feature: BCBMPC - Tagumpay na kooperatiba ng Agusan Del Norte

AGUSAN DEL NORTE (November 13) - Sa patuloy na paglililngkod ng Baug CARP Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooeprative na mas tanyag at kilala sa tawag na BCBMPC, tanging ay kapakanan ng mga miyembro ay pinagtutuonan ng pansin ng mga namamahala nito, bukod sa pagpapahiram at pagpapautang ng nasa mababa na interes lamang, tinutolungan din ang bawat miyembro nito kung papano ilagay sa wastong negosyo sa pamamagitan ng mga trainings, seminars at workshop nito.

Dahil sa pagpapalago at pamamalakad ng BCBMPC, ito’y ginawaran ng DAR bilang isa sa mga matagumpay na kooperatiba.
Sinimulan noong 1987 na may 110 ARBs na mga miyembro at pinagkaloob ng Cooperative Development Authority noong February, 1996.

Sa lalawigan ng Agusan del Norte matatagpuan ang tanggapan ng BCBMPC, sa munisipyo ng magallanes. Maliban sa pagpapautang, pinagkaabalahan din ng BCBMPC ang pagpapalago ng prawn industry at ang kanilang Consumer Store.

Sa pagpapalaganap ng paglilingkod nito, aabot sa dalamput dalawang Agrarian Reform Communities o ARCs sa sangayng munisipyo at dalawang siyudad sa nasabing lalawigan na may tatlong sangay sa lungsud ng Butuan City, Cabadbaran City at sa lungsod ng Buenavista.

Maliban sa ARCs, ang pagbibigay serbisyo ng pagpapautang ay nakatuon na sa government workers at maging ang pribadong sector gaya ng maliliit na negosyo o entrepreneur, magsasaka, mangingisda, maging ang mga driver ng jeepney at tsuper at sa pangkalahatang sector ay nabibigyan ng pagkakataon na makahiram ng halaga sa mababang interes.

Dahil sa pagpupursigi ng BCBMPC ay natugonan ang pangangailangan ng mga miyembro nito. Naiangat ang level ng pamumuhay ng mga miyembro ng BCBMPC.

Nagsimula sa kakaunting tulong-tulong ang BCBMPC. Sa ngayon ay ganap na matagumpay na kooperatiba na may kabuoang asset na aabut sa Php60 milyones pesos at kumakatawan sa 3,187 na mga miyembro sa taong kasalukuyan. Naitayo din ang dalawang palapag na gusali, sasakyan at mga ekwepo gaya ng computers. Binigyan halaga din nila ang systemang computerasasyon sa lahat ng sangay ng BCBMPC na may apat naput tatlong magagaling na empleyado.

Abot-kamay na ang tugatug ng tagumpay na ipinamalas ng mga namamahala at nangangasiwa ng nasabing kooperatiba. (Gil E. Miranda, DAR-Agusan del Norte/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Ngalan sa mga dalan sa Cabadbaran utrohon

Agi’g paghatag pasidungog sa mga Cabadbaranon kaniadto nga nahimong instrumento sa pag-uswag sa Cabadbaran, ilisan na ang mga nag-unang dalan niini pinaagi sa usa ka ordinansa.

Subay sa City Ordinance No. 2008-26 nga gipangamahan mismo ni Bokal Ernie M. Ceniza nga usa usab ka Cabadbaranon, ang musunod mao na ang bag-ong mga ngalan sa dalan: (1) Baylin Street mahimo nang Mayor Alejo P. Rabuya Street; (2) F. Mora Street (lagbas Bliss project) mahimo nang Teofilo Dagani Curato Street o Mayor T.D. Curato Street; (3) Ojeda Avenue National Road hangtud sa Government Center nganlan na karon og Veronica Curato Atega Avenue o V.C Atega Avenue; (4) Circumferencial Road subay sa Veronica Curato Atega Avenue, nganlan na og Dr. Jose P. Rizal Avenue o Dr. J.P Rizal Avenue; (5) Ojeda Avenue (national highway) padulong sa Atega Children’s Park (hangtod sa dalan atubangan sa Mindanao Institute), nganlan na og Basilisa Atega Street o Mayor basilisa Atega Street; (6) ug, ang Asis Street subay sa Garame Street (lagbas sa Public Market) mamahimo na nga Mayor Fabian Monteroso Street.

Matod pa ni Bokal Ceniza, ang paghatag ngalan sa mga kadalanan sa syudad sa Cabadbaran gikan sa ngalan sa mga lumulopyo kaniadto, pamaagi aron mahinumduman kanunay sa katawhan karon ang mga tawong nahimong instrumento kun unsa na karon ang nakab-ot sa Cabadbaran.

I-implementar gilayon kini nga ordinansa human uyoni sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa pagpaningkamot ni Bokal James T. Reserva. (Mary Cheryl S. Monoy, AgNor Bulletin/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Programa ni Gob. Ace Barbers sa kinaiyahan gisuportahan sa mga nagkadaiyang ahensya; Clean Up our Coasts… Clean Up Surigao ilusad

Sa malampusong mga programa ni Gob. Ace Barbers sa pagprotiher sa atong kinaiyahan, ubay-ubay karon nga mga nagkadaiyang mga ahensya nga mipakita sa ilang kadasig ug pagsuporta sa maong dalaygon nga programa, ug gani gisundan kini karon sa paglusad sa Clean Up Our Coasts… Clean Up Surigao karong umaabot nga Nobyembre 15, 2008.

Ang maong kalihukan pamunuan sa Provincial Environment Management Office uban sa pagatambayayong sa PNP- Provincial Office uban sa koordinasyon sa City Government, DENR, Philippine Ports Authority, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Customs, MARINA ug ang KACOSA o Kapit-Bisig Community Service Association.

Ang pagpanglimpyo sa coastal areas sa dakbayan sa Surigao molakip sa Boulevard ngadto sa Bilang-Bilang sa karon nga bulan sa Nobyembre, gipaningkamutan ug gitinguha sa mga mingsalmot sa maong kalihukan nga mahimo na kini nga “regular activity” aron mamintinar gayud ang kalimpyo sa tanang lugar labi na gayud ang atong mga kadagatan.

Dako ang kadasig ug kalipay ni Gov. Ace Barbers sa maong kalamboan diin iyang nalantaw nga pinaagi sa maong programa ang tanang mga Surigaonon magkahiusa ug mamahimo na usab ang lalawigan nga modelo sa ubang mga probinsya sa tibuok nasud labi na gayud sa atong pagpangga ug pag-amuma sa atong kinaiyahan. (PGO-Media Bureau/PIA-Surigao del Norte)