PIA News Service - Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010

Cebuano News: Paglawig sa Balangay, gi-inagurahan sa tradisyun nga kultura
By Mike A. Imbo
 
BUTUAN CITY (02 February) – Pormal nga gi-inagurahan ang bag-ong replica sa gitukod nga BALANGAY BOAT kon “Masawa Hong Butuan” niadtong Domingo (31 Enero) didto sa riverside sa Brgy. Bading ni’ng dakbayan.

Masigarbohon nga natukod pagbalik ang istraktura sa tradisyunal nga “baoto” o baroto kaniadtong unang panahon nga miduso sa pagbarog sa kultura sa “Balangay” kon bayanihan.

Sa pakighinabi kang Chairman Greg Hontiveros ang nagkanayon nga nadiskubrehan ug nakalutan ang karaang “Balangay” dri sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte, partikularmente sa Brgy. Ambangan, Libertad, sakop sa Northwestern sa nasud. Gigamit ang Balangay Boat sa mga sina-unang kaapohan nga Pilipino sa paglawig ngadto sa tubig-dagat alang sa pagnegosyo ug panginabuhian tabok sa laing isla lukop kalibotan.

Ang grupo sa komitiba, uban ang mga opisyal ug espesyal nga researcher inabagan sa mga religious group pinangunahan ni Rev. Fr Joesilo Amalla ang misubay sa rehiyon sa Caraga aron sa pagpangita sa kahoy nga “dungon” usa ka ancestor nga troso ug matud pa nakaplagan kini didto sa lasang sa Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

Adunay gitas-on nga 15 metros ug 3 metros ang gilap-don sa maong baroto (15m long & 3m wide) nga sundogon ang orihinal nga porma sa Balangay. Mikabat sa kantidad nga P1.7 milyon ang kinatibuk-ang nagasto gikan sa kooperasyon sa mga sponsor.

Nasayran nga gimugna kini pinaagi sa grupo sa Balangay Master builders gikan gyud sa Sibuto ug Sitangkay sa Tawi-Tawi pinangunahan ni Maestro Professor Judail Muyong gamit ang seremonyal nga istilo ug abilidad sa paghulma niini.

Ang Balangay Boat Building project giabagan sa pagpaningkamot gikan sa private sector; Butuan Historical and Cultural Foundation ug Butuan Global Forum, Inc.

Nahimo nga malampuson ang proyekto subay sa Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) nga gipalig-on sa National Museum sa Manila kauban ang Metro Manila Chapter sa Butuan Global Forum, Inc. niadtong Mayo 2009.

Si Former Usec of DOT Art Valdez kinsa lider sa Mt. Everest Expedition ug miyembro sa “Kaya ng Pinoy Foundation Inc.” nagkanayon nga “masukod na pod sa kalibotan ang laing hagit sa Pinoy diin markahan ang bag-ong adventure sa paglawig niini manukad sa Pilipinas ug molibot sa Southeast Asia, China, Vietnam, Peninsula sa Malaysia ug lukop Pasipiko.

Ang grupo ni Valdez uban ang Philippine Mt. Everest Team, ug pipila ka delegado ang mosakay sa Balangay Boat libot sa ilang destinasyon.

Human sa presentasyon gipanalanginan sa nagkalain-laing relihiyosong sektor ang Balangay Boat, pinaagi sa usa ka tribung sayaw sa mga lumad nga Manobo-Banwaon ug Talaandig Tribal Council. Gipangunahan usab ni Rev. Fr. Joecilo Amalla ang usa ka sagradong seremonya.

Mihandog sa komposisyon nga awit si Dr. Ted Esguerra nga gipanguluhan “BUTWAN BALANGAY-LUMAYAG KA” nga iyang gikanta atol sa maong programa.

Misaksi ang nagkadaiyang mga opisyales sa gobyerno, empleyado, mga lokal nga media apil na mga foreign media, bisita gikan sa laing nasud, ug uban pa.

Gikatakdang molawig ang Balangay Boat uban ang Diwata ng Lahi karong (04 Pebrero) kung diin ang send-off ceremony pagahimuon sa Philippine Port Authority-PPA grounds, ni’ng dakbayan. (PIA-Caraga)

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CHR conducts public inquiry in Caraga 
By Mike A. Imbo

BUTUAN CITY (02 February) – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR)-Caraga Region recently conducted public inquiry on extralegal killings and hostage taking graced by CHR Chairman Leila De Lima and Jose Manuel Mamauag, focal Commissioner on human rights for Mindanao held at the Malvar Hall, Balangai Hotel, Barangay Doongan, this city.

During the activity, CHR-Caraga Regional Director Atty. Marylin Pintor elaborated the unsolved killings in Agusan del Sur. 

Also present during the activity is a lumad named Aniana Perez, mother of Ondo Perez the alleged hostage taker who made statements related to clan war of the Perez’s and the Tubay’s.

Meanwhile, some government officials of the province of Agusan del Sur, military and alleged suspects, among others were invited to deliver facts and statements to clarify the killings in the province and hostage-taking involvement. 

Prior to the public inquiry, CHR led by Chairman De Lima left the forum and traveled to Agusan del Sur Provincial Jail last Thursday to investigate the status of hostage taker Danilo “Ondo" Perez and his group.

During the investigation, the group found out that Perez’s group was arrested due to impending warrant of arrest orders issued by local court due to an earlier serious criminal charges hurled against him and his group. 

Agusan del Sur Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Josefina Bajade had earlier taken note of the fact that three out of the 15 members of Perez’s group were minors. 

“Perez and his armed group were jailed due to earlier serious criminal charges with pending warrant of arrests order and not for the hostage taking incident that transpired December 10, 2009" Bajade said.

However, CHR Chairperson De Lima and Commissioner Mamauag, along with CHR personnel from Caraga office headed by Regional Director Atty. Marylin Pintor, were alarmed that three minors were held in a detention cell. 

In any case, Bajade said it is now up to the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office to decide on the fate of the three minors still at the Agusan del Sur Provincial Jail.  

The purpose of the two-day public inquiry of the fact finding committee is just to gather data and information to create a complete and thoughtful solution if there was human rights violation occurred, it was gathered. (PIA-Caraga)  
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Lumads call off picket rally at DENR 
By Herzon F. Gallego

BUTUAN CITY – A group of disgruntled indigenous people belonging to the Mamanwa –Manobo tribe in Agusan del Sur have decided to call-off their picket rally at the regional office of the DENR in Barangay Ambago, Butuan on Thursday after a dialog with the top officials of DENR.  
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In his report to the Acting Secretary of the DENR Eleazar P. Quinto, the DENR regional Executive Director of DENR Caraga Region Edilberto S. Buiser said the so-called Mamanwa and Manobo “lumads” who are members of the Regional Tribal Consultative Assembly have decided to end their planned picket-rally after they were assured of immediate actions of their demands that concern the DENR.
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These demands include a) the ocular inspection by the DENR of the alleged illegal mining activities at Mt. Agutayan, particularly at Barangay Puting Bato in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte, b) the alleged irregular environmental practices of a Community-Based Forest Management Agreement (CBFMA) holder in Barangay Padiay, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur and c) the cancellation of EPA-000145-XIII applied by Abner P. Cagaanan at Calamba, Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte. 
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The lumad leaders have also requested the DENR to help them in their request for congressional inquiry about Presidential Proclamation No. 1747 which declare an area of 43,601 hectares of forest lands as protected watershed at the municipalities of Carascal, Cantilan and Madrid in Surigao del Sur and the municipality of Santiago and Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte. The said proclamation according to Datu Eddie Ampo violated their rights because there was “no free and prior written consent” made to them.
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The lumad leaders have also asked the help of the DENR to facilitate their demands of payment of Royalty Shares to the tribal community in Barangay San Antonio, RTR, Agusan del Norte by the Butuan City Water District. 
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The rest of their 20 demands, however, were address to the regional officials of the National Commission for Indigenous People (NCIP) headed by Regional Director Atty. Jake Dumagan. 
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The Regional Technical Director for Protected Areas and Wildlife, Coastal Zone Management Services (PAWCZMS) Mario C. Eludo who presided over the dialog held at the Regional Conference Center of the DENR said a technical team from the DENR which will also composed of the leaders of the lumads will be organized shortly to investigate the reported CBFM operations in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur. Specifically, the DENR team will conduct the performance inventory evaluation of the CBFM holder ITRIFADC to find out if there were violations committed by its board officers.
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The DENR will also looked into the reported illegal small-scale mining operation in Barangay Agutayan, in RTR Agusan del Norte.  
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The tribal leaders and the members of the Regional Tribal Consultative led by Datu Ampo have expressed their deep appreciation to Director Buiser and other senior officers of the DENR for helping them in finding solutions to their problems.
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According to Datu Ampo, their tribal council will form a general assembly shortly to settle “once and for all” the major issues and concerns and difference affecting their tribe members to achieve a lasting peace in their different tribal communities.  
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The dialog was also attended by PENR Officer Rosendo Asunto of Agusan del Norte, CENR officer Raul Rosales of Tubay, Agusan del Norte, OIC CENRO Michael Montalban of Bayugan, Agusan del Sur, CENRO Iniego S. Collantes of Cantilan, Surigao de Sur among other field officers of the DENR. (Herzon F. Gallego, DENR RPAO-13)
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Filipinos urge to take pride on historic Balangay boats’ feat

BUTUAN CITY (02 February) - With the second replica of the ancient boat that was used by Filipino seafarers many centuries ago is now in the water and geared up for an epic voyage. 

Voyage organizers and even crew members urged Filipinos to take pride on the feat of the historic Balangay. 

“The significance of this voyage will not only show that the Filipinos despite surmounting odds can do it if we are united. It will also manifest that Filipinos are among the best in seafaring skills displayed by our earlier ancestors”, said former Transportation and Communications Undersecretary Art Valdez, leader of the Mt. Everest Team now crew leader of the epic Balangay voyage, which will start on February 4. 

Last Jan. 31, Sunday, the 24.7-meter-long balangay, christened "Masawa Hong Butuan," was finally cut loose from its moorings and was greeted by a riot of cheers and applause from the crowd of well-wishers and tourists who witnessed the event. 

It took more than four hours of hard work and two backhoes to lift the wooden boat from the muddy grounds of Luna compound and place it into the churning waters of Agusan River. The seven-ton boat was then towed by a tugboat up north towards the Masawa delta. 

"Masawa hong Butuan" will join the newly-repaired "Diwata ng Lahi" when it leaves this city for the second phase of its voyage on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the coastal waters of Barangay Masawa. 

A third boat, LEPA, will also join in the later part of the expedition, which will start with several stops in Mindanao before proceeding to an Asian tour. 

"We are showing the whole world now that we Filipinos can do the impossible because we by nature are born natural seafarers," said expedition leader Art Valdez of Kaya Ng Pinoy Foundation. 

“The Balangay will become the catalyst to stir up historical consciousness among Filipinos today, a sine qua non in transporting our people to our cherished goals. Without that keen knowledge of history, our people will continue to suffer as our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, aptly described Ang taong hindi lumilingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa patutunguhan”, Valdez said. 

According to the expedition's one-page itinerary of the Mindanao voyage, the first stop will be the seaside resort Jurassic Park in Carmen, Agusan del Norte and then Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental. 

From Gingoog City , the boats will dock in the smaller ports of Balingoan town in Misamis Oriental, Benoni town in Camiguin Island , and the Cagayan de Oro City pier. From Cagayan they will pass Initao town port in Iligan City , and the cities of Ozamis and Oroquieta in Misamis Occidental. 

In Zamboanga del Norte, the all-Filipino crew will pay homage and respect to the Jose Rizal Shrine in Dapitan City. From there, they will pass and dock in towns of Manukan, Sindangan, Labason, Siocon, and Sibuco all in Zamboanga del Norte before proceeding to Zamboanga City pier. The last port of call for the around Mindanao trip is Sibuto in Tawi-Tawi. 

Once the Mindanao adventure is completed in March, the next phase of the voyage - one that will take the fleet to many island stops throughout Southeast Asia - will begin, according to Valdez. 

The construction of the wind-driven boat worth P1.6 million was shouldered by the Butuan Global Forum Inc., an association of Butuanons based locally and abroad; the Kaya Ng Pinoy Foundation; and the Butuan Historical and Cultural Foundation Inc. 

Butuan folk consider the vessel meaningful after remnants of around eight ancient balangay boats were excavated around the province in 1978. 

The oldest boat that was dug was carbon-dated at 320 AD. (Ben Serrano/PIA-Caraga)
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A gift for the Filipino child from union bank
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Jeremiah, 7; went home very happy that Friday afternoon; clutching in his arms the book given recently by Union Bank for Grade II students at Don Manuel Gutierrez Sr. Elementary School in Matina, Davao City.
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“I am very happy, I have my new book,“ he said in local dialect. He called his friends Ismael and DM as he excitedly scan pages of the book and started coloring some of the activity sketches on the page. In Basilan where Jeremiah came from, seldom do students like him receive nice work books, he disclosed.
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What an appropriate gift for the young minds, Union Bank’s “As A Filipino: A Gift to the Filipino Child; teaches school children Love of God and country, Filipino values and encourages kids how to become good citizens.
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“As A Filipino: A Gift to the Filipino Child”, is Union Bank’s first commissioned book, that also teaches reading and comprehension aside Filipino values. The book reflects Union Bank’s expression of corporate social responsibility as they invest in education for the Filipino young minds, Mr. Justo A. Ortiz, Chairman and CEO of the bank said in its foreword.
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“As A Filipino.,”is authored and illustrated by DavaoeƱa Mrs. Marcy Dans Lee. (Danny Escabarte, PBSP-MRO)
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SJIT offers ETEEAP for AB, Commerce Programs
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The Saint Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT), an ISO internationally certified and a PACUCOA accredited higher education institution in Butuan City and Caraga Region is now offering the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP).
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SJIT is the only school so far in Caraga region being deputized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) through the Certificate of Authorization issued on December 21, 2009 duly signed by Chairman Emmanuel Angeles in pursuant to Executive Order No. 330, and by virtue of the Commission en banc approval on May 18, 2009.
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The ETEEAP is an equivalency and accreditation program granted to individuals who have been working for so many years but are not bachelor's degree holders based on their line of work. With ETEEAP, their work experiences are given direct equivalency and accreditation, and their competency is the basis for assessment. After undergoing the phases of assessment, the ETEEAP applicants are granted the diploma and other credentials for a bachelor's degree.  
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Applicants for ETEEAP are not required of formal schooling unlike in the regular course or program wherein attendance to classes and enrolment every semester is required. They just have to comply with the assessment requirements.
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SJIT has been authorized to offer ETEEAP for the following programs: 1) Bachelor of Commerce major in Management and Marketing; and 2) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Psychology and English.
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Interested applicants are advised to visit SJIT and see Dr. Mansueto P. Atillo, ETEEAP Coordinator or call tel no. 225-5930 or cel. no. 09177037540. Applicants are further advised to bring original copies of credentials for intial evaluation. (MPA/PIA-Caraga)
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Assassins of Lakas-Kampi-CMD local leader arrested, Surigao solons commend PRO 13 for quick arrest

SURIGAO CITY (February 2) - The Lakas-Kampi-CMD leaders on Tuesday commended the leadership of the Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) for the quick arrest of suspects on the slaying of their local leader in Taganaan town, Surigao del Norte province Monday morning. 

Pursuing police force arrested the two suspects after less than eight hours of extensive manhunt. 

Rep. Fracisco “Lalu” T. Matugas (1st district, Surigao del Norte), vice-president of Lakas-Kampi-CMD for Mindanao and Rep. Guillermo “Jun” Romarate Jr., party’s provincial chairman of Surigao del Norte (2nd district), both extended their separate congratulatory message to PRO 13 under the leadership of Chief Supt. Lino D. Calingasan. 

The two solons however requested the PRO 13 to fast-track the investigation for the immediate filing of murder charges against the suspects. 

The victim Oscar Cayumo Anino, 55, a former Army soldier, was a local leader of Rep. Romarate under the ruling party and an employee of Taganaan town, said Rep. Matugas. 

Anino was shot at close range while riding on a single motorcycle on way to Taganaan town proper by suspects in Sitio Binggale of Barangay Banban of that same town Monday morning. 

Initial report reaching the police regional command and tactical operation center at Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez in Butuan City stated that the victim was a miner in Taganaan town. 

After learning of the incident, Chief Supt. Calingasan immediately mobilized pursuing police force to arrest the perpetrators. The order was “a region-wide manhunt” against the suspects. 

In less than eight hours, pursuing police force arrested the two suspects where the .45 caliber pistol and 357 revolver were also recaptured from the suspects. 

Identities of the suspects were temporarily withheld pending interrogation to determine the motive and possible identity of the mastermind of the killing. 

“Both (suspects) were positively identified by the victim’s son,” said Chief Supt. Calingasan, based on the initial investigation. 

 
Murder charges will be filed against the suspects, added the region’s police chief. (muc/PIA-Caraga)


LGU establishes “Barangay Bagsakan” terminal to help thousands of farmers in Agusan del Sur 

PATIN-AY, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur (February 2) - The provincial government of landlocked province of Agusan del Sur established “Barangay Bagsakan” (BB) terminal, also known as “Food Depot Terminal (FDT), to further assist thousands of farmers and strengthen the “food security” program of the province. 

The creation of BB-FDT aims to address the five major concerns of the provincial government: food security, poverty alleviation, social equity, income enhancement and profitability of farm and global competitiveness and sustainability. 

This program, through the Patin-ay Farmers Association in Prosperidad town, is also in line with the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) of Republic Act 8435 under the Department of Agriculture’s Goal 2 Program. 

The BB-FDT, solely operated by the farmers, with complete amenities such as weighing scales, modern food storages, freezers, water facilities has the capacity to cater various agri-products from nearby villages. 

The project is designed purposely to eliminate the middlemen in the farm to consumer food supply chain, thereby offering low-price or affordable and quality food products such as meat, poultry, fresh vegetables and fruits from farms. 

Besides ensuring stable, fair price of said food supplies and other commodities, the terminal develops alternative market to farm's produce and eventually increases the farmers' income. 

With her incessant desire to help alleviate the farmers' income, Gov. Maria Valentina G. Plaza released an allocation amounting to P325,000 from the provincial coffers with counterparts of funds also from municipal, barangay, Department of Agriculture, through National Agribusiness Corporation. 

“This program is a big help to our farmers in the province and also a contributory factor to our continuing higher income of the province," added Plaza. 

Meanwhile, Pastor Sergio M. de Jesus, president of Farmers Association, has been so grateful for the livelihood project shared to them by the government, adding with a promise that they will give enough care and attention to it. 

The BB is one of the priority projects of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo through the Department of Agriculture (DA) as the coordinating agency and local government units as the implementing agency. 

The new FDT in the provincial capital town of Prosperidad is the first established by the local government and would become a model of all other food terminals soon to be recognized to other strategic villages of the 14 towns of the province. 

Recently, President Arroyo inaugurated the P68-million corn processing plant at “Pagkain ng Bayan”, in Barangay. Mabuhay, Bayugan City, also of that same province. 

The corn processing plant is also a big boost to the farmers in the Caraga region, especially in Agusan del Sur province, said DA officials. 

Agusan del Sur is acknowledged as the “food basket” province in Northeastern Mindanao. (muc/PIA-Caraga)
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Chrysotile industry fails to present medical results of workers

MANILA (01 February)
- The Association of Chrysotile Industry of the Philippines (ACIP) has insisted that chrysotile asbestos is safe. During the December 2009 meeting on the development of a national program for the elimination of asbestos related diseases (NPEAD), ACIP agreed to present results of medical surveillance of workers as proof that their workers have not contracted asbestos related diseases. 

ACIP went on to address the matter during the 6 January 2010 meeting, or so they thought. Instead, ACIP presented biopersistence studies in 2005 for chrysotile by Dr. D.M. Bernstein and others showing that chrysotile fibers do not stay long in the lungs to cause diseases. 

The presentation did not go uninterrupted.

Dr. Teresita Cucueco of the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) who was chairing the meeting reminded ACIP that the presentation was supposed to be about the results of medical surveillance of workers. Dr. Maria Beatriz Villanueva, also of OSHC, explained that medical surveillance is not about one-time results but summary of results over the years in reply to ACIP’s contention that they already submitted some documents and results of medical records of some workers in previous meeting. 

ACIP backtracked and said it was their understanding to present why chrysotile asbestos is safe based on the biopersistence studies. Biased biopersistence studies have been misused by the industry as shown in a paper released in January 2009 by independent scientist Dr. Henri Pezerat, countered the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and the Associated Labor Unions (ALU).

Quoting from the paper, TUCP and ALU said that “This dangerous assertion [that chrysotile is harmless] particularly compromises the health of workers in developing countries where living and working conditions, combined with inadequate health care, add to the morbidity and mortality resulting from exposure to chrysotile.” 

Results of medical surveillance would show the health situation of workers. It was the consensus that companies are required to keep and submit to the government annual medical reports of their workers so ACIP must have records to start with. The Department of Health volunteered to help in analyzing the results if needed.

Cornered, ACIP asked for two months to compile the medical records of their workers when asked how soon they could present the results. The next meeting was scheduled on 12 March to give ACIP time to prepare their presentation.

Asbestos substitutes and health hazards assessment was also discussed in the meeting by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO/ILO (International Labor Organization) outline for the NPEAD was discussed by TUCP/ALU with emphasis on actionable items and timelines. The WHO would be willing to find resources for some activities leading to the adoption of a national program. (DMT/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: 17 ka lungsod sa Surigao Sur ang ang nakatagamtam sa 4Ps
By Nerissa Espinosa, Radyo ng Bayan Tandag

Mokabat na sa 17 ka mga lungsod sa Surigao del Sur ang kabahin sa set 3 sa Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). Matud pa ni Mrs. Angelita Amistad, DSWD-Caraga Coordinator nga bugtong ang Lungsod sa Bislig ug Barobo na lamang ang wala maapil sa programa. Nahibaloan gikan kang Mrs. Amistad nga basehanan niini kadtong mga lugar nga adunay pinakataas nga poverty incidence on daghan ang nahimutang sa pobreng pamilya base sa gitakda nga poverty indicators.

Ang pagtuhaw sa mga pangalan sa empleyado sa potential beneficiaries sa Pantawid Program sa DSWD maoy gitawag matud pa nga inclusion ug exclusion error. Kini ang pagtin-aw na usab ni mrs. Amistad. Sumala pa niya nga dili sa tanang higayon ma-perfect ang proseso sa pagpili tungod kay ang programa nga nakabutang sa computer ang bugtong magpili sa mga ngalan nga giencode base sa resulta sa National Household Survey nga gihimo sa miaging tuig. Gawas niini, possible usab matud pa nga wala magsulti ug tinuod ang tagbalay nga naagihan sa survey mao nga lahi ang impormasyon nga nakuha sa computer. Gani naghangyo si Mrs. Amistad nga unta magmatinud-anon lamang ang tanan aron unta walay susamang problema nga motuhaw. Apan gisiguro niya nga kini nga mga tawo mo-agi ug laing re-assessment aron pagsusi kung kwalipikado o dili sa programa.

Buot sa DSWD Caraga nga maklaro sa katawhan nga adunay mga kondisyones nga angayang subayon sa matag benepisyaryo sa pantawid program niini. Gani ang pagsunod sa niini nga kundisyones i-monitor sa pipila ka line agencies sama sa DepEd kung ang mga anak kanunay nagsulod sa klase kon 85% ang attendance matag bulan. Anaa usab ang DOH kung ang mga anak nahatagan ug bakuna ug kung ang inahan nga mabdos nagapa-pre natal sa barangay Health Station o Municipal Health Center. Samtang anaa usab ang DILG kung aktibo ba nga nagatambong sa mga panagtigum ang mga benepisyaryo. Ang kapakyasan sa benepisyaryo nga matuman ang kondisyones maoy mahimong basehan aron mawad-an sila ug binulan nga ayuda.

 
Cebuano News: Gipanghimakak sa DSWD ang taho nga naimpluwensiyahan ug pulitiko ang pagpatuman sa 4Ps
By Nerissa Espinosa, Radyo ng Bayan Tandag

Hugot nga gipanghimakak sa DSWD Caraga regional office ang taho nga na-impluwensiya ug mga pulitiko ang pagpatuman sa Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). Sumala pa ni Mrs. Angelita Amistad DSWD-Caraga Coordinator nga walay higayon nga maka-apil ang mga local nga kgamhanan sa proseso tungod kay computer ang nagtrabaho tanan. Gani, bisan ag mismong taga DSWD matud pa wala mahibalo kung kinsa ang mag qualify sa programa. Mahuptan na lamag nila ang listahan sa panahon nga himoon na ang proseso ug validation sa potential beneficiaries. Giklaro niya nga dili usab nila itugot nga maimpluwensiyahan sila sa politiko.