(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 17 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dr. Joven to finish Doctorate Degree in Educational Management

The teaching profession is a painstaking job and taxing on the part of the teachers who usually work more than the eight prescribe hours of the labor law. It could not be denied that the teachers have to work overtime not only within the four walls of the classroom but also at home. Due to their routine activity, they lose precious time for each other during nightfall and more often skip their nocturnal desire.

Education indeed is a continuing process of study in any field of learning to possibly raise the level of the teaching technology adept in this modern time of the millennium. The teaching profession today needs competent educators of unquestioned integrity and valuable experience to achieve its bounden goal for quality education and gradually reduce illiteracy in the community, effectively and efficiently.

In fact some school and universities has offered Doctorate Degree in Educational Management to boost unequivocally the educational development, competency and capability of the student regardless of creed, color beliefs and social standing in the community. Doctorate degree in education is just like specializing doctors of medicine against certain illness and disease. At ant rate, however, despite his age at 61, Dr. Ponciano O. Joven, currently the schools Division Superintendent of Agusan del Norte is a rare breed in the teaching profession that as a career executive service officer (CESO V) will soon finish his Doctorate Degree in Educational Management from the University of San Jose Recolitos in Cebu City.

He took his college degree at St. Joseph College in Maasin, Southern Leyte and postgraduate studies in Mathematics at Cutin University Technology, at Perth Western Australia in 1989. He was sent for study tour for education manager (Probe – AUSAID), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 1997. He also attended the DECS Senior Manager Training Program to the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in 2002 funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

He was also sent for a course on ASEAN Credit Union forum on good governance in Genting Hightands Resort in Malaysia funded by the Philippine Federation of Credit Cooperative in 2003. He also attended in Seoul, a forum on Change Management, funded by the ASEAN Credit Union in 2004.

A recipient of several awards, Dr. Ponciano O. Joven was cited as outstanding teacher in 1983 during the Educators’ Week in Manila.

He is a member of the Knight of Columbus (K of C) Council 11842, a bonifide Rover/ Woodbadge Boy Scout of the Philippines delegate for the national jamboree held in Taiwan, Tainan City in 2006.

The Butuan City Division, Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur Division was organized in 1904 and Dr. Ponciano O. Joven is the 33rd Schools Division Superintendent since 2002 to date.
(Vic Goloran, Butuan Press Club/ PIA-Caraga)

Crackdown vs illegal Caraga sawmills

Crackdown on illegally installed wood sawmills sawing illegally cut logs mostly hard wood species in Caraga Region have resulted to the dismantling of an unlicensed sawmill in Sitio Obian, Trento, Agusan del Sur last week, the Caraga Police Regional Office here, showed.

Police said joint elements of Trento Municipal Police Office and selected DENR personnel discovered an illegally installed sawmill in said secluded place. Caught in the act of sawing 455 pieces of lawaan wood fletches were the operators of the sawmill.

The undocumented wood fletches with a volume of 4,296 board feet is estimated to be worth at current market value of P85,920, according to DENR-personnel and Trento policemen headed by Police Inspector Celso Acero, Trento police chief.

Police said investigation is still ongoing as to the identity of the owner of said sawmill. The illegally cut logs and confiscated items were immediately brought to CENRO/ DENR Bunawan Office for proper disposition.

But relatives of the sawmill workers have been complaining about the selective type of seizure and confiscation authorities claiming other many illegally installed sawmills including illegally installed mineral ore processing plants in Agusan del Sur were not being checked neither inspected.

Earlier, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Hermogenes Esperon got irked on reports that illegal logging and mining activities in Caraga were financially aiding communist insurgents in the region from the proceeds of illegal logging.

But the New People’s Army for their part, alleged that police and military personnel including some politicians also make money from illegal mining and logging in the Caraga Region.
Esperon was in Caraga lately to personally turn over cash benefits and financial aids amounting to millions of pesos from hard earned taxpayers’ money to former NPA rebels who returned to the mainstream of society.

Critics claimed that while Esperon is paying P60,000 to P50,000 each for every NPA rebel returnee not including other livelihood packages amounting to millions, illegal loggers and miners on the other hand were giving firearms and money to communist guerillas for the protection of their illegal logging business in the mountains. (Mindanao News Courier/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: 20TH Provincial Prepared Speech Contest, gilunsad

Surigao del Norte
(26 November) - Ubos sa programa ni Gov. Ace Barbers sa paghatag kabililhon sa “Responsible Parenting”, gipahigayon ang 20th Prepared Speech Contest. Kining maong contest gilunsad sa Provincial Convention Center, niadtong Nov. 20, 2008 ubos sa pag-organisa sa Provincial Social Services Office.

Ug ang migawas nga mga mananaog sa Siargao Division mao sila: Mr. Bargie N. Lim, nakadaog sa 1st place nga mirepresentar sa Gen. Luna National High School; 2nd placer Ms. Anna Marie L. Tiu nga representante SSCT Del Carmen Campus; 3rd placer Ms. Heidie Jahara L. Gelsano nga representante sa Socorro National High School; 4th placer Ms. Jamaica B. Liscano nga representante sa Roxas National High School San Isidro; ug ang 5th placer mao si Ms. Marichu Malinao nga representante sa Burgos National High School.

Sa Surigao Del Norte Division ang mga mananaog mao sila Ms. Trisha Marie P. Senados nakadaog sa 1st place nga representante usab sa SSCT- Malimono Campus; samtang ang 2nd placer mao si Ms. Apple Mae D. Bonite sa Gigaquit National High School Of Home Industries; 3rd placer mao si Mr. Jun Mark R. Galeon sa Surigao Norte National High School; 4th placer mao si Mr. Charlz Jose B. Gipala sa SSCT – Surigao City; ug ang 5th placer mao si Mr. Rogine D. Artigo sa Alegria National High School.

Dako ang pasalamat sa mga estudyante hilabi na ang mga ginikanan kang Gov. Ace Barbers sa dakong suporta nga iyang gihatag sa pag-higmata sa mga kabatan-onan karon sa paghatag importansya sa mga ginikanan. Tungod sa maong programa, labaw nga mapasalamaton ang mga ginikanan sa mga impormasyon sa saktong pamaagi sa pagdala sa pamilya ug mga anak. (PGO-Media Bureau/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Report on alleged suicide incident

On Monday (November 24) at 11:30 in the evening at Purok-6, Resurrection, Barangay 23, Holy Redeemer, Butuan City, a victim identified as Marvin Bantiles, 19 years old, single and resident of said place was found hanging inside their house using belt more or less 3 feet and 5 inches long.

Victim was immediately brought to Provincial Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival (DOA) by the attending physician. Investigation is still going on by PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station-4. Progress report to follow.

PNP probes fire incident

On Tuesday (November 25) at 2:30 in the afternoon at Purok Narra, Barangay Talisay, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, a residential house owned by a certain Riza Maliksi, of legal age, married and resident of said place was razed by fire.

Estimated cost of damages amounting to more or less Php 8,000.00. No reported casualty of said incident. Case is now under investigation of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

PPMG conducts Tactical Explosive Entry Training

The 140th Police Provincial Mobile Group (PPMG) of the Province of Dinagat Islands conducted a five-day training on Tactical Explosive Entry held recently at the municipality of San Jose and were participated by 29 members of the said mobile group. The composition of the participants of the training was PPMG personnel from North Cluster Detachment of the municipality of Libjo and South Cluster Detachment of the municipality of Cagdianao.

The 29 participants were divided into four teams and had performed Practical Activities on Rifle Exercises, Static Firing, and Building Entry using explosives, the High Explosives Silhouette Charge, Water Charge, and Linear Charge. Part of the training was the Low Explosives and High Explosives familiarization.

The training was manned by P/SUPT Virgil Taguimon Ranes, OS (Ordinance Service) as the Training Director who made sure that all of the participants were physically and mentally fit for the whole duration through conducting daily reveille, 4-kilometer run, and the PNP dozen exercises.

This Tactical Explosive Entry Training was designed with emphasis on safety and the responsible use of tactics which has proven to be very useful in high risk tactical law enforcement situations. Trainees took further advantage of using Explosive Entry Tactics.

The said five-day training successfully ended at Don Ruben, San Jose, Dinagat Islands by a simulation with a total of 40 training hours.
(PO1 Hazel Canon and PO1 Amor Soriano, Ang Dinagatnon/ PIA-Caraga)

Gov. Jade’s Cup marks another year

The provincial government held recently this year’s month-long 2nd Governor Jads’s Cup Inter-Municipality Basketball Tournament.

During the opening program, Gov. Jade B. Ecleo, the brainchild of the Sports Development Program, said the tournament which had its baptism of fire last year is designed primarily to foster teamwork and sportsmanship between and among the seven municipalities of the province of Dinagat Islands. She added that the tournament recognizes the talents and capacities of the youth as effective players in shaping a better and healthy Dinagat Islands.

Some of the highlights of the program were the hoisting of the banners and the lighting of the Urn of Friendship.

Special prizes were given out to the Best in Team Uniform and Best in Team Muse, in which the adjudged winners were the Municipalities of San Jose and Basilisa respectively.

The ceremonial tossing of the first ball by Gov. Jade marked the start of the tournament. The elimination games took off in San Jose Cultural Center and the single round robins were conducted in Cagdianao, Loreto and Tubajon Gymnasiums. The quarterfinal games were recently done in San Jose Cultural Center. (Joseph E. Marcos, HRMO II/ Member, Sports Committee, Province of Dinagat Islands/ PIA-Caraga)