(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 - Thursday, April 8, 2010

Butuan local officials, military, PNP, stakeholders join the observance of Araw ng Kagitingan tomorrow

By: Robert E. Roperos, PIA-Caraga

BUTUAN CITY (08 April) - The City Government of Butuan is set to spearhead the Araw ng Kagitingan celebration on Friday, April 09, 2010 in partnership with local public and private stakeholders.

The activity will commence with the flower offering ceremony to be led by local officials of the city. Among them include: Butuan City Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II who is also the guest of honor who will deliver a message, Cong. Joboy Aquino of the 1st District of Butuan City and Las Nieves, Vice Mayor Dino Claudio Sanchez, Sangguniang Panglungsod members, and chiefs of offices.

Also gracing the affair are top military officials of the region composed of BGen. Emiliano R. Gupana II – Commander of the 402B, 4ID, Phil. Army; Lt. Col. Roberto A. Valencia – Commander of the 30IB, 4ID, Phil. Army; Lt. Col. Ephraim Oropel - Camp Bancasi Commander, 4ID, Phil. Army; PCSupt. Lino G. Calingasan – PNP Regional Director and; Mr. Iluminado B. Domingo – Dist. Commander, 1st Dist. Agusan del Norte Veteran’s Federation of the Philippines. Highlighting the activity is the Sounding of Siren by the fire Department and the firing of the 21 gun salute by the 402nd Brigade of the Phil. Army.
Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) is a national holiday in the Philippines which commemorates the fall of Bataan during World War II. It is observed annually on April 9.
DENR to Surigaonons, join 10 Million Movement for Mother Earth
SURIGAO DEL NORTE (April 8) - As part of the nationwide Earth Day 2010 celebration, officials and personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the province urged all Surigaonons to join the “10 Million Movement” (10MM) for Mother Earth.

PENRO Claudio Asumen said that the 10 MM is the highlight of the Earth Day celebration on April 22, 2010 with its theme, "Hamon ng Panahon: Climate Change, 10 Milyong Solusyon (Kilos na! Ngayon Na!).

Recognizing that Climate Change is the most pressing issue today especially given the vulnerability of our country to its consequences as proven by the recent experiences with Typhoons Ondoy and Peping thus the movement was conceptualized, said Asumen.

The Earth Day Network Philippines with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Batasan Kalikasan Foundation and othe partners and members, are leading the 10MM, a movement of men and women who stand up for the environment.

“We invite everyone to be one with us to take the stand for the integrity of creation by joining the 10MM. Sign-up and commit a Green Act for Mother Earth to www. 10mm.com and enlist your doable activities. Let us encourage and inspire our family members, relatives, friends and officemates to do the same so that we can create a critical mass of individuals championing the environment,” Asumen said.

“The goal is to gather 10 Million individual commitments to do something for Mother Earth,” said Asumen.

He also said that the celebration becomes more relevant as we face disasters all over the world. The challenges require a sustained and united action involving all sectors of society to ensure the sustainable management of our environment.

“And so, let us give our Earth/Environment a chance, to be a good place to live in. Let us work together! Help Save Our Earth! “Earth Day is Everyday for Everybody,” Asumen concluded.

Earth Day is celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faith and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, thus the DENR-Surigao del Norte in coordination with PEMO, City ENRO, and Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB) 13 have prepared a month long calendar of events to invite the public to participate in the crusade for Mother Earth. (PENRO- PIO Loreta Romanillos/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: PGMA motambong sa 16th ASEAN Summit sa Vietnam, Amerika ug Espanya
By Michael A. Imbo

BUTUAN CITY (April 8) – Si Pangulong Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ang gitakdang moadto sa Hanoi Vietnam alang sa panagtigom ug pagtambong sa 16th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit karong adlawa, Huwebes, Abril 8.

Ang duha ka adlaw nga summit ang magtuki kabahin sa komunidad sa ASEAN nga nagdala sa temang “Towards the ASEAN Community: from Vision into Action”.

Ang kalihukan maghisgot lambigit sa kalamboan sa komunidad mga implementasyon sa ASEAN Charter, pagpalawig sa kooperasyon sa mga miyembro, pagpa-uswag sa kapasidad, mga hagit ug pagpalapad sa kooperasyon sa ubang nasud nga sakop niini.

Gikatahong palig-onon sa mga ASEAN liders ang ilang aksyon nga himoon alang sa pagpalapad sa ASEAN Community sa tuig 2015.

Ang Department of Foreign Affairs sa nasud mibutyag sa impormasyon nga ang Pilipinas misuporta sa ASEAN Connectivity Initiative ug nagpatawag kini sa mga sakop sa High Level Task Force (HLTF) nga tutokan ang pagpalambo sa digital highway ug pagamit sa ICT alang sa pagpakonekta sa ASEAN.

Tuki-on ang implementasyon sa ASEAN Charter apil na ang Roadmap sa ASEAN Community, ASEAN Connectivity, recovery ug development, mga hagit sa globalisasyon ug isyu sa Climate Change.

Nahibaloan nga ang Vietnam ang magdala sa maong ASEAN Summit isip chairmanship ning tuiga alang sa ika-15th nga membership sulod sa 10-Nasyon sa ASEAN.

Si Pangulong Arroyo ang sugaton sa mga lean delegation uban nila Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo, Finance Secretary Margarito Tevez, Trade and Industry Secretary Jesli Lapus ug Press Secretary Crispulo Icban, Jr.

Ang ASEAN Summit ang una nga apilan ni Pres. Arroyo sulod sa tulo niini ka panagtigom sa foreign engagement nga nakatakda sulod sa usa ka semana.

Karong Abril 12 hangtod 13 molahos ang Pangulo sa Washington DC alang pod sa 40-Nation Nuclear Security Summit nga pamunuan ni US Presidente Barack Obama.

Human niana, adtoan ni PGMA ang Spain alang sa pagdawat sa Premio Internacional Don Quijote de la Mancha usa kini ka parangal sa nasud sa pagdawat sa kultura sa Pilipinas ug pagamit sa lingwaheng espanyol.

Ang Heads of State Meeting uban ang ASEAN inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) ang tambongan ni Pres. Arroyo nga ipahigayon sa Hanoi Summit.

Ang Pangulo moapil sa opening ceremony uban ang 9 ka tag-as nga mga opisyal sa gobyerno ug state diin si Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ang mohatag sa iyang opening statement.

Sundan kini sa usa ka Plenary Session nga tambongan gihapon ni PGMA isip counterparts.

Ipahigayon sa grupo ang “working dinner” sa mga liders sa ASEAN didto sa Melia Hanoi Hotel.

Ang DFA mitug-an nga pinaagi sa maong Summit iduso ang inisyatibong ang Pilipinas ang mag-host sa ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights’ (AICHR) diin ang Manila ang himoong secretariat.

Kahinumduman nga ang AICHR gilunsad niadtong milabayng tuig October 2009 subay sa pagpadayag sa Human Rights Institution sa kada rehiyon, nga gikasabotan didto sa Cebu sa miaging ASEAN Retreat tuig 2007.

Dugang niini nga ang isyu sa Climate Change ang prayoridad nga hatagan sa dakong pagtagad panahon sa maong Summit gumikan sa mga kalamidad nga nasinati sa nasud lakip na ang bagyong Ketsana ug Parma.

Magpadayon ang pakigtimbayayong sa Pilipinas sa pagtukod sa ASEAN Community ug kasulbaran sa Climate Change apil na niana ang mga kasabotan, interes ug aktibong partisipasyon alang sa mga negosasyon nga makatabang sa kalamboan sa nasud.

Mogahin sab sa susporta ang ASEAN alang sa 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference nga ipahigayon karong Mayo.

Pamunuan kini sa Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (SEANWFZ) pinasubay sa ilang prinsipyo ug mga mandato.

Sa laing bahin, gitun-an ang opurtunidad sa kalihukan nga salmotan sa ASEAN aron makab-ot ang tinguha ug kahiusa sa tanang lideres sa nagakalain-laing nasyon.
Cebuano News: YESC gilunsad sa kasundaluhan
By Michael A. Imbo

– Ang Youth Empowerment Summer Camp (YESC) gilunsad pinaagi sa inisyatibo sa 30th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Division of Philippine Army, didto sa Sanchez Gymnasium, Caraga State University, Barangay Ampayon, ni’ng syudad, dili pa lang dogay.

Si Lt. Col. Roberto Valencia sa iyang mensahe mipasabot sa kahinungdanon sa pag-usbong sa kabataan nga mahimong lider nga magdala sa responsibilidad sa katilingban nga may baruganan ug prinsipyo.

Sumala ni Col. Valencia ang kabataan ma-edukar pinaagi sa pakigsalmot sa kalihukang kumunidad ug pagsuta sa mga isyu nga naka-apekto sa katawhan ug sa nasud.

Daghang gihan-ay nga aktibidades sa maong summer camp aron makat-onan sa kabataan ang mga responsibilidad isip mga Pilipinhon.

Si Butuan City Mayor Democrito Plaza II mipaabot sab sa mensahe pinaagi kang City Councilor Salvador “Benjie” Calo nga matud pa ang summer camp usa ka luna sa mga bag-ong lider nga kabataan sa pagpalapad sa abilidad, pakigdait, pakig-higala ug pagpangandam sa ilang mga lamdag nga kaugmaon.
“Dako akong pagtoo nga pinaagi niining aktibidades (summer camp) makat-onan ninyo ang pagpalapad sa kina-adman nga nagikan sa karakter nga makasagubang sa inadlaw nga hagit sa kinabuhi pinaagi sa pag-ila sa kaugalingon. (“I greatly believe that through this kind of activities, it will shape you and broaden your spectrum in dealing daily challenges that will determine who you really are)” matud ni Mayor Plaza.

Gilauman ni Plaza nga ang mga kabataang partisipante adunay makuhang pagtulun-an gikan sa mga tigpamaba aron kini magamit sa pagdiskobre sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka kaugalingon sa pagkab-ot sa ilang mga damgo.

“Dear young peoples, it is my prayer, that you will be able to absorb and treasure all the inputs that will be shared to you and that it will be a stepping stone for your discovery of what and who you are,” sulti ni Plaza.

“Our city needs youths who has the heart and soul that could lead Butuan to its glory. This is your opportunity in equipping yourselves what lies ahead. I challenge all of you to emerge as a new individual after this,” dugang sa Mayor.

Gisalmotan ang kalihukan sa mga nagkadaiyang opisyales sa Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) sa lain-laing barangay ning dakbayan.

Ang YESC usa ka hinusang programa sa 30th Infantry (Phyton Battalion), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), City Government of Butuan ug SK Federation sa Butuan,.

Gisugyot ang proyekto nga nagdala sa temang: “Paghulma sa kabataan nga mahimong lider ug dunay adbokasiya” (Shaping the youth through Leadership and Advocacy”.) (PIA-Caraga)
AFP, DILG conduct 3-day 2010 YESC peace, dev’t summer camp in Northeastern Mindanao

AMPAYON, Butuan City – In line with the government’s peace and development program, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) along with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the city government of this region’s frontier city of Northeastern Mindanao, have started on Tuesday their three day 2010 Youth Empowerment Summer Camp (YESC) at Caraga State University Gymnasium at Ampayon, this city.

The first YESC project of the 30th Infantry (Python) Battalion (IB), 4th Infantry Division will end on Thursday. The 2nd batch YESC will begin on April 19-21, also this year.

At least 150 youth leaders from this region’s capital city are participating in the ongoing YESC summit at Ampayon.

Top local government and military officials attended the opening ceremony on Tuesday.

In his message, Col. Roberto Valencia, commanding officer of the 30th IB, emphasized the importance of developing the youth to be responsible citizens of the country.

“Educating the youth on how they will actively participate in peace and development building, social and other relevant issues which affect the community and the country in general is the center of this activity,” said Col. Valencia.

Butuan City Mayor Democrito Plaza ll said this summer camp is a great venue for all the youths to harness their additional skills and establish camaraderie and friendship that will mold their perspective for a brighter and challenging future.

“I greatly believe that through this kind of activity will shape the youth and broaden their spectrum in dealing with daily challenges that will determine who they really are and what their participation in peace and development program of the government,” said Mayor Plaza.

The city’s chief executive also hoped that the participants in the first and second bath of YESC will be able to absorb and treasure all the inputs that will be provided by invited various resource speakers and that it will be a stepping stone for them to discover who they are.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Mario Chan, commanding general of the Army’s Northeastern and Northern Mindanao Fourth Infantry (Diamond) and Col. Emiliano Gupana, commanding officer of the Army’s 402nd Infantry (Stingers) brigade, said the YESC peace and development program is a continuing project of the Army in the two region’s in Mindanao. (muc/PIA-Caraga)