5.21.2009

PIA News Service - Friday, May 22, 2009

DTI Caraga Monitors Prices of School Supplies 

BUTUAN CITY – 20 displaced Out-of-School and unemployed individuals employed under the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) of the Department of Trade and Industry are now deployed in different citiesand provinces here in Caraga Region to conduct price monitoring of school supplies.

In an interview with Lorjean Sacote, Chief of the Consumer Welfare Division, iot was learned that these “Price Monitors” were hired by DTI on May 1 primarily to help in price monitoring, giving priorities on the prices of school supplies to check whether manufacturers’ suggested retail prices are reflected by retailers.

Each province according to Sacote has 4 Price Monitors to check 5 establishments per day wherein, every Monday of each week, prices of construction materials are monitored, Tuesdays are set aside to focus on the price monitoring of school supplies, and Wednesdays for basic commodities.

The Price Monitors are being paid 232 pesos per day equivalent to the minimum wage rate in Caraga Region.

To date, prices of school supplies in Caraga Region have been kept at last year’s level.

Barely a month before classes start, and for three weeks now, Consumer Welfare Division chief Sacote said, DTI has been monitoring prices of pad paper for all grade levels, notebooks and pencils and assures the public of a steady supply of school needs.

Part of the intensified price monitoring of basic school needs, DTI also continue to keep an eye of business establishments to put price tags on school supplies and warned them against profiteering. (Jocelyn E. Morano, dxBN-Radyo ng Bayan Butuan/ PIA-Caraga)


PDCC sa Surigao Norte mihimo ug lakang sa pagpanalipud sa mikaylap nga kaso sa AH1N1 virus

SURIGAO DEL NORTE – Tungod sa nahitabo nga paspas nga pagkuyanap sa virus nga AH1N1 sa tibuok kalibutan, si Gov. Robert Ace Barbers mihimo ug lakang pinaagi sa Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council aron nga mapanalipdan ang katawhan sa mao nga sakit.

Niadtong Mayo 15, 2009, ang maong konseho mihimo dayon sa usa ka Task Force diin miduso kini sa ilang Action Plan on Prevention of A(H1N1). Ang ilang mga nakauyunan nga mga paagi mao ang pagdugang ug hatag ug impormasyon o IEC (Information Education Campaign) sa mga katawhan kalabot na sa maong flu virus, ang pag-establisar sa kiosks area nga wala malakip sa syudad sama sa Alegria, Placer, Claver, Del Carmen-Sayak Airport ug Dapa Port, San Benito ug Sta. Monica diin, adto morehistro ug pagcheck-up ang mga nagbyahe nga mga balikbayans ug uban pang mga langyaw. Ang PDCC mopalit usab sa mga ekwipo ug mga gamit nga kinahanglanon sa mga health personnel, pagpangandam sa mga transportasyon ug komunikasyon, ug ang pagmonitor ug pag-evaluate sa mao nga kalihukan. Moabot sa 1M pesos ang budget nga ilang naaprubahan alang sa tanang mga galastuhan sa nahisgutang Action Plan on Prevention of AH1N1.

Dako ang pasalamat sa PDCC Action Officer, Mr. Adolfo Pantilo, Sr. sa gipakita nga suporta ug kooperasyon sa tanang mga nahilambigit nga mga nagkadaiyang mga ahensya sa gobyerno, alang na sa pagpanalipod sa mga katawhan sa tibuok probinsya batok sa pandemic nga AH1N1 virus. (PGO -Surigao del Norte Media Bureau)


Lathalain: Pagpapasuso mainam para sa sanggol at sa nanay

Alam ba ninyo na ang pagpapasuso ay hindi lamang mainam para sa sanggol kundi maging sa nanay na nagpapasuso?

Ang gatas ng nanay ay nagtataglay ng tamang sustansiya na kailangan ng isang sanggol para sa kanyang paglaki. Ang batang pinapasuso ay lumalaking masigla, malusog at hindi sakitin.

Para naman sa nga nanay na nagpapasuso, ang gawaing ito ay makatutulong upang makatipid sa oras at pera. Ang pagpapasuso ay nakatutulong din upang bumalik sa tamang timbang ang mga nanay na tumaba habang nagbubuntis.

Ang Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos na binalangkas sa pamumunong FNRI-DOST ay nagrerekomenda na pasusuhin ang sanggol ng gatas ng ina lamang mula pagkasilang hanggang anim na buwan, at saka bigyan ng mga angkop na pagkain habang pinapasuso pa.

Ang gatas ng ina ay maaari ring i-express o palabasin, ilagay sa malinis na bote at iimbak sa refrigerator o sisidlan na may yelo para susuhin ni baby habang nasa trabaho o may lakad si nanay.

Napakaraming kabutihang dulot ng pagpapasuso para sa sanggol at sa nanay kaya hinihikayat na ang bawa’t nanay ay magpasuso ng kanyang sanggol.

Ang impormasyong ito ay hatid sa inyo ng FNRI-DOST, ang pangunahing ahensiya ng gobyerno sa pananaliksik sa pagkain at nutrisyon. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon at kaalaman sa pagkain at nutrisyon, sumulat o tumawag kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Direktor, FNRI-DOST sa kanyang email address: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph o mar_v_c@yahoo.com o sa telepono bilang 837-2934/837-3164. Maaari ding bisitahin ang FNRI website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (Catherine Rose P. Josue, FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service/ PIA-Caraga)


Lathalain: Maghanda ng ligtas na pagkain, payo ng mga eksperto

Ang pagkain ay maaaring maging sanhi ng sakit at kamatayan kung ito ay hindi inihanda sa malinis na paraan.

Ayon sa Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos 2000 na ginawa ng Food and Nutrition Research Institute ng Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), kumain ng malinis at ligtas na pagkain. Ang layunin nito ay upang maiwasan ang sakit na nakukuha sa pagkain at ang iba’t-ibang pinanggagalingan ng kontaminasyon ng pagkain. Maaaring maiwasan ang pagkakaroon ng kontaminadong pagkain kung susunod sa ilang mga alituntunin sa pagbili, paghahanda, pagtatago at pagluluto ng pagkain.

Ilan sa mga dapat gawin upang maiwasan ang pagkakaroon ng 
kontaminadong pagkain ay ang mga sumusunod:

 a. Ilagay ang madaling mabulok na pagkain sa refrigerator
  o imbakang may yelo at takip;
 b. Ihiwalay ang karne, isda, manok at itlog sa ibang pagkain
  para maiwasan ang kontaminasyon;
 k. Hugasan ang kamay ng sabon at malinis na tubig bago
  maghanda at magluto ng pagkain; at
 d. Lutuing maigi ang mga pagkain upang makasiguro na
  ligtas sa kontaminasyon ang pagkain.

Upang makasiguro na malusog at ligtas ang mga mahal sa buhay, ugaliing lagging malinis ang paghahanda ng mga pagkain.

Ang impormasyong ito ay hatid sa inyo ng FNRI-DOST, ang pangunahing ahensiya ng gobyerno sa pananaliksik sa pagkain at nutrisyon. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon at kaalaman sa pagkain at nutrisyon, sumulat o tumawag kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Direktor, FNRI-DOST sa kanyang email address: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph o mar_v_c@yahoo.com o sa telepono bilang 837-2934/837-3164. Maaari ding bisitahin ang FNRI website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (Catherine Rose P. Josue, FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service/ PIA-Caraga)


Lathalain:Malusog na pamumuhay para sa mahabang buhay

Ang kalusugan ay ating kayamanan. Kasabihan nga ng mga pamilyang Pilipino, “kahi’t walang pera basta malusog ang katawan at walang may-sakit ay masaya na”.

Wastong pagkain, pag-ehersisyo nang palagian, di paninigarilyo at pag-iwas sa pag-inom ng alak ang mga pangunahing sangkap sa malusog na pamumuhay.

Narito ang ilang tips na maaaring gawin upang maisagawa ang maayos na pamumuhay o ang tinatawag na healthy lifestyle:

• Iwasan ang mga pagkaing mataas sa kaloriya, taba, sodium o asin;
• Mag-ehersisyo nang palagian o madalas. Gawin ang pag-eehersisyo nang tatlo o apat na beses sa isang linggo nang 20 hanggang 30 minuto o lagpas pa.
• Huwag manigarilyo. Ang pinakamagandang panuntunan ay huwag magsimulang manigarilyo sapagkat kapag ito ay nakasanayan, ang paninigarilyo ay mahirap nang itigil; at Iwasan ang pag-inom ng maraming alak. Kung iinom man, ito 
  ay nasa katamtaman o moderate lamang na dami. Ang ibig sabihin ng moderate alcohol consumption ay isang bote sa isang araw para sa kababaihan at di lalagpas sa dalawang bote sa isang araw para sa kalalakihan. Ang isang bote ng alcoholic beverage ay katumbas ng isang bote ng beer (12 ounces) o kalahating baso ng alak o wine o isang jigger (1 ounce) ng whiskey o 1 ½ ounce ng gin.

Ang impormasyong ito ay hatid sa inyo ng FNRI-DOST, ang pangunahing ahensiya ng gobyerno sa pananaliksik sa pagkain at nutrisyon. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon at kaalaman sa pagkain at nutrisyon, sumulat o tumawag kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana,Direktor, FNRI-DOST sa kanyang email address: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph o mar_v_c@yahoo.com o sa telepono bilang 837-2934/837-3164. Maaari ding bisitahin ang FNRI website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (Ma. Idelia G. Glorioso, FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service/ PIA-Caraga)


Lathalain: Bantanyan ang kalusugan

Likas yata sa ating mga Pilipino ang ipagdiwang ang mahahalagang okasyon gaya ng birthday, kasal, Pasko at Bagong Taon.

Kaakibat nito ay ang masaganang kainan sa hapag-kainan ng ating mga tahanan. Pagkaing masasarap at espesyal tulad ng hamon, lechong baboy, mechado, morcon at marami pang iba ang kadalasang pinagsasaluhan.

Nguni’t karamihan sa mga pagkaing ito ay maaaring makasama sa ating kalusugan dahil ang mga ito ay mamantika at mataas sa cholesterol.

Para maiwasan ang mga sakit na dulot ng sobrang pagkonsumo ng mamantika at matatabang pagkain, maaari nating mapalitan ang mga ito ng mga putaheng mababa ang cholesterol tulad ng mga recipe nagamit ay isda at gulay.

Maging malikhain sa mga lutuing may sangkap na isda at gulay!

Mga resipeng tulad ng escabecheng lapu-lapu, kilawing tanigi, inihaw na isda, adobong hito at iba pa ay ilan lamang sa pwedeng ihanda. Maaari din naming maghain ng mga gulay tulad ng ampalaya con carne, ensaladang gulay tulad ng pipino, labanos, at mga 
madadahong gulay na pang-salad.

Masasarap din ang mga ito at nakabubuti pa para sa malusog na puso!. Bantayan ang ating kalusugan upang ang buhay ay mapuno ng saya at sigla ngayon hanggang pagtanda.

 Ang impormasyong ito ay hatid sa inyo ng FNRI-DOST, ang pangunahing ahensiya ng gobyerno sa pananaliksik sa pagkain at nutrisyon. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon at kaalaman sa pagkain at nutrisyon, sumulat o tumawag kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Direktor, FNRI-DOST sa kanyang email address: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph o mar_v_c@yahoo.com o sa telepono bilang 837-2934/837-3164. Maaari ding bisitahin ang FNRI website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (Mildred A. Udarbe, FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service/ PIA-Caraga)
P7.3 M released for emergency employment and livelihood project of GFC affected workers in Caraga

A total of P7,383,421 was released by DOLE Caraga to accredited co-partners and organizations for the emergency employment of workers affected by global financial crisis and for the livelihood projects of their families and dependents. Thirteen(13) LGUs all over the region were provided funds for the 22 days emergency employment of around 1,500 displaced workers under Tulong Pangkabuhayan Para sa ating Displaced Workers (TUPAD); 349 workers and their dependents who want to venture into fishing industry were provided financial assistance under Integrated Services Livelihood Assistance (ISLA); and 1,600 were assisted in their existing livelihood projects.

As early as January this year, DOLE Caraga has been focusing its intervention to the GFC affected workers and their families. The old figure of 7,000 GFC affected workers all over the region has now become 4,953 after the series of interventions done. This means there are about 3,423 retrenched workers and 1,530 under flexible working arrangements. Appropriate interventions for these remaining affected workers will be our primary focus in the 3rd quarter of this year.

DOLE Caraga exerted all its efforts to deliver services to the displaced workers and helped mitigate the situation of every family affected. Aside from the emergency employment and livelihood intervention, the following varied programs and services were provided:

• As of may 15, 2009, 2,266 displaced workers were profiled and counseled based on the list submitted to DOLE but actualized in the plant level. With proper and effective monitoring and field visits, some of the reported displaced workers have already left their workplaces after the displacement so they were not profiled.
• Three Industrial Peace Councils in the mining, wood-based, and plantation sectors were created to directly assist and monitor effects of global financial crisis and recommend doable solutions to DOLE, LGUs and other employment stakeholders.  
• Three SERBISYO Caravans were conducted to bring DOLE services to the LGUs and companies where displacement occurs.  
• 5 job fairs were especially conducted to cater displaced workers and their dependents where around 500 were hired on the spot and more than 1,000 qualified for further assessment.
• 24/7 assistance/call centers were installed in DOLE and attached agencies’ offices to cater immediate concerns on GFC affected workers locally and overseas.

Amidst economic crisis, there are 9 companies (5 mining, 3 wood-based and 1 plantation) recently recovered back to their normal operations and rehired 3,184 workers. There are also 8 companies (5 mining, 2 plantation and 1 wood-based) which hired 839 new workers. This only shows that Caraga could still hope and look forward to more “bright spots” like the ones mentioned.

More interventions will be provided not only by DOLE but also by other government agencies to the remaining GFC affected workers and their families this coming Independence Day Celebration covering release of at least 72 DOLE, OWWA and DSWD livelihood checks, 8,000 employment contracts from various government agencies , 150 NARS training contracts and 50 PGMA scholarship coupons. Other services include job and trade fair, legal services, employment advisory and counseling, promo diskwento, and one-stop-shop processing of DFA, NBI, SSS, NSO, Philhealth, NERBAC and PAG-IBIG documents. (DOLE-13/ PIA-Caraga)


POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania; PO2 Darlin Cabalinan Migullas
and PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo


Report on shooting incident

On May 16, 2009 at 12:00 midnight at Barangay Don Alejandro, San Luis, Agusan del Sur, Jose Sobrejanite Jr, 50 years old, married, farmer and resident of said place was shot to death by two suspects identified as Robert Tambilisan, 21 years old, married and one Bernard Ecot, 16 years old, both jobless and resident of Purok-5, Don Alejandro, San Luis, Agusan del Sur.

Upon receipt of the report, PNP elements of San Luis Municipal Police Station led by PO3 Rodelo Arellano responded at the crime scene.

The victim sustained two gun shot wound on his abdomen using a garrand rifle which resulted to his instantaneous death.

Suspects fled towards grassy portion of Sitio Ulan-ulan, Don Alejandro, San Luis, Agusan del Sur. PNP personnel of San Luis Municipal Police Station conducted hot pursuit operation which resulted to the apprehension of the two suspects at the vicinity of Purok-5, Barangay Don Alejandro, San Luis, Agusan del Sur and brought to San Luis Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on drowning incident
On May 17, 2009 at 12:00 noon at the Jurassic Beach Resort, Barangay Vinapor, Carmen, Agusan del Norte, Ace Varron, 17 years old, single and resident of Emelia Compound, Butuan City invited by his classmates for a birthday party celebration at said resort.
After having a lunch, the victim climb into a concrete structure and jumped into the water. Shortly thereafter, the victim shouted for help but he suddenly sank. 
Victim's body was recovered and immediately brought to Nasipit Emergency Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on vehicular accident
On May 18, 2009 at 7:15 in the evening in front of NORMISIST, Purok-6, Ampayon, Butuan City, Arlyn Martinez Pagaran, 17 years old, student and a resident of Barangay Saguma, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur was accidentally bumped by one Nissan Sedan, bearing plate number DMD 837 and was driven by one Rhiginal Macasadu Cadorna, of legal age, married and a member of Philippine Army assigned at Light Armor Division, based at Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City.
Said vehicle was traveling along the National Highway and upon reaching at the above-mentioned place, said victim allegedly suddenly crossed the road, which resulted to the said incident and eventually causing injuries to the different parts of her body.
The said driver immediately brought the victim to Butuan City Medical Center for treatment, after which, he voluntarily surrendered to Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
Report on robbery incident
On May 18, 2009 at 3:00 in the afternoon at Barangay Bitaugan West, Cagwait, Surigao del Sur, elements of Cagwait Municipal Police Station led by SPO3 Cesar Yara proceeded to the area after receiving a report thru text of the said incident and conducted investigation.
The responding team found out that the victim identified as Enrica Rolete Silagan, 25 years old, married, a Sari-sari store owner and a resident of the above-mentioned place sustained one stabbed wound on her right abdomen, said team immediately brought the victim to Cagwait Municipal Health Center for medical treatment.
Investigation disclosed that one of the suspects wearing black mask, maong short pants, black jacket, medium built, stands 5'4", between 30 – 40 years old and armed with knife and unknown caliber revolver knocked at their door and pretended as customer.
After gaining entrance, the suspect drew his knife, pointed it to the victim and demanded money, while the other suspect served as look out. However, the victim refused to give the demand of the suspect, which resulted to the said incident.
Suspects divested cash money amounting to more or less PhP 28, 000.00 and fled towards forested area of Sitio Pakpakon, Barangay Bitaugan West, Cagwait, Surigao del Sur.
Cagwait Municipal Police Station still conducting manhunt operation for the possible identity and apprehension of the suspects. 

Also, on May 19, 2009 at 11:30 in the morning at Sitio Ampayon, Barangay Calamba, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte Two employees of Green Bank Cabadbaran Branch identified as one Emmanuel Verano Subito, 26 years old, single and a resident of Barangay 5, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte and one Randy Himo Calapis, of legal age, married were robbed by five unidentified persons.

Investigation disclosed that the victims were riding motorcycles heading towards Cabadbaran City and upon reaching at the above-mentioned place, two suspects blocked their way and at gunpoint declared hold-up while the other three suspects served as look-outs.

Suspects carted away all the victim's collection money amounting to more or less PhP 23,000.00 and three Nokia cellular phones and fled to unknown direction after the incident.

Elements of Cabadbaran City Police Station led by PINSP Dionesio Pingos responded immediately after receiving the said report and conducted investigation, while the other personnel led by PINSP Serrano conducted manhunt operation for the possible identity and apprehension of the suspects. 

Meanwhile, on May 20, 2009 around 10:20 in the morning at BFAR Office located at SC Building, North Montilla Boulevard, Butuan City, one Janeth Jaradal, 30 years old, married, a resident of Purok-9 Barangay Poblacion, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte reported to Butuan City Police Station 2 that at gunpoint two unidentified persons grabbed her shoulder bag containing assorted IDs (GSIS, BFAR, TIN, dependent ID Phil Army), three pieces ATM Cards from Land Bank, passport of Greenbank and two units cellular phones (One (1) Sony Ericson K7001 and one (1) Nokia 1200), assorted jewelries worth Php 25,000.00, cash money amounting to Php 7,300.00 and other pertinent documents/papers.  

Suspects fled towards unknown direction onboard a passenger motorcycle bearing body number 0635.

Investigation conducted by Butuan City Police Station-2 resulted to the identification of the suspect as Julimar Deloso aka "Mal-mal" of legal age, married and a resident of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur thru the photo gallery of the Theft and Robbery unit of BCPO. Appropriate charges in court being prepared against the suspect. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

PNP arrests wanted persons
On May 20, 2009 around 12:00 noon at Barangay Nong-nong, Butuan City, personnel from Butuan City Police Station 5 led by PO2 Terry Tubalado apprehended the following persons to wit: a) Paquito Seleres , 48 years old, married, b) Angelito Berdera, 43 years old, married and 3) Alex Berdera, all residents of said place by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) issued by Hon Francisco Maclang, Presiding Judge of RTC branch 3, Libertad, Butuan City for the crime of Theft docketed under CC#13322 and with recommended bail bond of Php 24,000.00 each.
Subject persons are temporarily detained at Butuan City Police Station 5 pending turn-over to the issuing court. 
Also, at 3:30 in the afternoon of the same date at Atis Street, Barangay Poblacion, Bayugan City, PNP elements of Bayugan City Police Station led by PINSP Jumark Quisao Caña arrested the suspect identified as Nelson Mantangkayan Humayan, 63 years old, married and resident of Barangay Marbon, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Alfredo P Jalad of RTC Branch 7, Bayugan City for qualified theft docketed under CC nr 2409 dated April 7, 2009 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 40,000.00.
Suspect now temporarily detained at Bayugan City Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
Report on illegal gambling
On May 21, 2009 at 7:30 in the evening at Barangay Baan, Butuan City, one team for 14th RMG led by PO3 Glenn Grana in coordination with Butuan City Police Station 1 conducted operation against illegal gambling which resulted to the confiscation of one unit fruit game machine in plain view.
No one claim as owner of said machine. Said machine was brought to 14th RMG headquarters for documentation and proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
Report on encounter
On May 21, 2009 at 8:00 in the morning at Sitio Panganan, Barangay Cabantao, Rosario, Agusan del Sur Elements of 36 IB, Philippine Army encountered more or less 50 members of Communist Terrorists (CTs) under alias Tata of FC 14, NEMRC.
Firefight lasted for about one and a half hour. As a result, ten (10) body count were killed on the CTs while no casualty from the government side.
Government troops were able to recover the following: one m14 rifle with SN 892971; one ingram; one shotgun; assorted landmines and several subversive documents.
Enemiers fled towards southeast direction. Hot pursuit operations are still ongoing. PNP units in the area conducted checkpoints along possible enemy escape routes. Progress report to follow. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)