(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 24 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 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 rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies/Localized Thunderstorms. 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 Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Monday, May 11, 2009

Feature: Butuan Historical Park becoming a reality with the 1st Daisy B. Plaza Garden Show

BUTUAN CITY –It has been for a while that the city government announced the riverine development project, which includes the establishment of the Butuan Historical Park. Despite criticisms for one such ambitious project, the administration of Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II took its first major step toward transforming the once slum area in a place of recreation. 

To start, the city government tapped the services of Palafox Associates, world renowned architects, to do the urban planning & the design of the proposed Butuan Historical Park. Due to project prioritization and lack of funds, the development of Butuan Historical Park failed to take off, however, this year, in partnership with the women sector, the project slowly comes into a reality. 

The 1st Daisy B. Plaza Garden show paved the way in the beautification of the Butuan Historical Park, lights are installed, there were stalls for snacks, and to liven up the area barbeque and grilled fish are on sale, while people enjoy watching the City Band in concert and other family events.

Daisy B. Plaza, Chairman of the City Tourism Council said, the launching of the 1st Daisy B. Plaza Garden Show will be a good start in conveying to the public, the genuineness of the city government to achieve a progressive Butuan.

For the whole month of May in the celebration of Balangay Festival, ornamental plans and beautiful flowers are on sale: DoΓ±a Aurora flower that looks like a poinsettia, DoΓ±a Eva, Snap Dragon, Goldon Crotons, Star lily and many more. Organizers will also give some gardening tips, landscaping ideas and trainings will be conducted on how to propagate flowers.

Locators from Butuan and Davao were among those who were invited to showcase their flowers and ornamental plants in the said event. (Jocelyn Morano, dxBN-Radyo ng Bayan Butuan/ PIA-Caraga)

It’s official:
Fisherman is BFAR-Caraga’s new Regional Director

BUTUAN CITY – It’s official. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Caraga now has a new Regional Director. He is Mr. Isidro Pamonag, a fisherman from Esperanza, Agusan del Sur. 

The new Regional Director of BFAR was officially installed into office during the opening ceremony of the “Farmer’s and Fisherfolk Month” celebration in one of the convention centers here, recently. 

On the said ceremony, BFAR Caraga Regional Director together with Mr. Rogelio Nagas, Fisherfolk Regional Representative of Caraga turns over the directorship responsibility to Mr. Isidro Pamonag. 

The installation of Mr. Isidro Pamonag as a new Regional Director of BFAR is part of the department’s implementation of the Fisherfolk Directorship Program. 

The program aims to impart to the farmers and fisherfolk their importance and major contribution to the fisheries sector as well as to the country’s economy.

For the whole month of May, Mr. Isidro Pamonag will be the Regional Director of BFAR. He will occupy the office of the Regional Director and will implement the programs and projects of the department.
(Lovely Laudette Gamba, PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Abaca Industry, apektado sa global financial crisis

BUTUAN CITY – Apektado ang Abaca Industry sa Caraga region sa nasinatiang global financial crisis. Kini ang gikumpirma ni Mr. Romeo Guminit, Senior Fiber Officer sa Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA) Caraga.

Matud sa opisyal nga kung itandi ang ilang record sa una ug ikaduhang kwarter ning tuiga ug sa tuig 2008, mas kusog kaniadto ang demand sa abaca kumpara sa kasamtangan.

Giklaro sa opisyal nga sugod niadtong bulan sa Marso ning tuiga, mihinay ang produksyon sa abaca ug mibarato ang presyo niini.

Nalantaw ni Mr. Guminit nga daghan ang magamitan sa prodoktong abaca, lakip na niini ang capacitor paper nga gigamit sa mga highly industrialized country, food packaging sa mga carton sa gatas, ug tea bag.

Hinuon malaumon ang mga abaca growers nga pipila ka mga bulan gikan karon mobalik ra ang normal nga demand sa nasangpit nga produkto aron subling mobaskog ang abaka industry sa rehiyon. (James Barcelona, Lantawan/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: SOCA ni Mayor Plaza II, gipangandaman 

BUTUAN CITY – Gipangandaman karon ni Butuan City Mayor Democrito “Boy Daku” Plaza II ang iyang State of the City Address (SOCA).
Himuon ang nahisgutang kalihukan karong umaabot Mayo 14 sa usa ka pribadong hotel sa dakbayan. Gibutyag ni kanhi Mayor Daisy Plaza, ang kapikas sa Mayor nga sa maong adlaw, ipahibalo sa Mayor ang tanan niyang kalampusan nga nahimo nga naglangkob sa mga proyektong imprastraktura, serbisyong panglawas, pabalay ug uban pang natunol sa halos 86 ka mga barangay sa Butuan.

Dugang usab ni Mrs. Plaza nga ipahibalo usab sa Mayor ang plano sa umaabot 2010. (James Barcelona, Lantawan/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Butuan Jobs Fair sunod semana na

BUTUAN CITY – Gikatakdang ipahigayon karong Mayo 12 ug 13 adlaw’ng Martes ug Miyerkules sa city government ang City PESO Jobs Fair.

Ang maong kalihukan apil kini sa nakalatid nga kalihukan sa usa ka bulan nga selebrasyon sa Balanghai Festival sa dakbayan sa Butuan.

Ang City PESO Jobs Fair, ipahigayon sa city hall lobby.

Karon pa lamang gilauman nga dagsaon sa gatusang Butuanon ang maong Jobs Fair ilabina kadtong hangtud karon nangita pa ug kasudlan ug trabaho ug kadtong mga natang-tang sa ilang trabaho subay na usab sa halapad nga lay-off sa pipila ka kompanya ning rehiyon o bisan sa tibuok nasud o kaha ug sa gawas sa nasud. (James Barcelona, Lantawan/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Gob. Barbers nag-organisa ug Summer Olympiks 2009 para sa kabataan

SURIGAO DEL NORTE -- Mapasalamaton ug malipayon ang tanan kabatan-onan hilabi na sa Siargao ug Bucas Grande kang Gob. Ace Barbers sa gihimo nga inisyatibo niini nga mamahimong mapahimuslan ang ilang bakasyon pinaagi na sa pagpahigayon sa ubay-ubay nga mga kalihukan sa pagpalambo sa natad sa paugnat sa kusog pinaagi sa Summer Olympiks 2009 nga gisugdan na niadtong Mayo 04, 2009. 

Ang maong olympiks mopahigayon sa pipila ka mga sports activities nga nag-apil na sa: 

1. Beach Football Cup 2009 ug Skimboarding Challenge and Clinic nga gisugdan niadtong Mayo 4 hangtud Mayo 6 didto sa General Luna Boulevard. 

2. 1st Gov. Robert Ace Barbers Invitational Mountain Bike Challenge 2009 karong Mayo 9-10 sa Dapa ug Gen. Luna. 

3. Search for SIARGAO SUMMER BODS 2009 karong Mayo 10 sa Gen. Luna Boulevard. 

4. Launching of the 1st Gov. Robert Ace S. Barbers Inter-Municipality Basketball Tournament 2009 ug Beach Volleyball Challenge 2009 para sa Siargao Island – Mayo 11 adto sa Gen. Luna Municipal Gymnasium. 

5. 3rd Siargao International Women's Surfing Cup 2009 ug Beach Volleyball Men and Women's Cup – May 11-14 sa Gen. Luna Boulevard. 

6. "SAJAW SIARGAO SA TAG-ARAW" Modern Dance (Hip-hop) Open Competition karong Mayo 12 sa Gen. Luna Boulevard. 

7. ROCK RAKAN 2009 karong Mayo 13 sa Gen. Luna Boulevard. 

8. Launching of the DBP Inter-Island National RORO Race Year 4- May 15 nga sugdan sa Gen. Luna Boulevard. 

9. Sen. Robert Z. Barbers Memorial Cup "Bankarera 2009" karong Mayo 16-17 sa Barangay Mabua, Surigao City. 

10. Launching of the 1st Gov. Robert Ace S. Barbers Inter-Municipality Basketball Tounament 2009 para na usab sa Mainland Municipalities karong Mayo 18 sa City Gymnasium, Surigao City. 

11. Cloud Nine Surfing Masters Cup 2009 – May 18-20 sa Cloud 9 Catangnan, Gen. Luna ug; 

12. Sen. Robert Z. Barbers Tennis Memorial Cup "Tennis Enkwentro 2009" karong Mayo 22-24 sa SUNTEC Hard & Clay Tennis Courts DPWH Compound, Surigao City. 

Ang Summer Olympiks 2009, gipangandaman gayud ug mayo ni Gob. Ace inubanan sa iyang mga kaabag sa panirbisyo alang sa kaayuhan sa tibuok katawhan hilabi na sa mga kabat-onan aron sila mahilayo sa tanang bisyo ug aron sila mamahimong produktibo sa ilang tagsa-tagsa nga katilingban. 

Gipanghinaut ni Gob. Ace nga ang maong kalihukan makahatag ug dakong tabang sa tanan katawhan ug unta mamahimo kini nga dakong kalambo-an sa natad sa pagpaugnat sa kusog. Ug usab siya malaumon nga pinaagi sa tinuonay ug hugot nga suporta nga ihatag sa tanang Surigaonon, mamahimo gayud kini nga mabungahon ug mabulokon. (PGO-SdN Media Bureau/PIA-Surigao del Norte)