8.16.2010

PIA News Service - Monday, Aug. 16, 2010

Cebuano News: People’s Day gisaulog sa Butuan

Ni Michael Imbo

BUTUAN CITY – Gilunsad sa local nga kagamhanan ang People’s Day aron pagtunol sa mga serbisyong publiko ug panagtigom sa mga nagkadaiyang hepe sa ahensya sa gobeyrno sa dakbayan, dili pa lang dugay.

Malampuson nga gipahigayon ang “People’s Day” ilalom sa gilatid nga executive order No. 3 (“An order creating and establishing the Adlaw Hong Katawhan (People’s Day) as a regular social program of the City Mayor, Honorable Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. whereby a day is set for all Butuanons to personally meet with the local chief executive”.)

Nahimong mabungahon ang kalihukan human nga gipirmahan ang ordinansa August 3, 2010 ubos sa pagdumala ni City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. inabagan sa suporta ni Vice Mayor Lawrence Fortun uban kang Administrator Leah Mendoza.

Gisaksihan ni City Councilor – Dr. Virgilio Nery, mga hepe sa city government offices, mga medical officers ug kawani sa lokal nga kagamhanan.

Si City Mayor Amante ang nagkanayon nga ang programang People’s Day ang maghatag sa direktang serbisyo publiko ngadto sa mga katawhan ug aksyonan ang mga mulo niini.

Apil sa maong ordinansa ang pagpatawag sa mga chief executive sa kada ahensya sa lokal nga kagamhanan sa matag adlaw nga Miyerkules alang sa regular nga panagtigom.

Gitumbok nga pinaagi niini mahatagan sa pagtagad ang mga problema sa katawhan nga mahatod sa mga ahensya aron direktang ma-sulosyunan ug mahatagan sa aksyon ang nag-unang mga reklamo ug panginahanglan ubos sa pakigpulong sa alkalde ug uban pang opisyales.

Nasayran nga ang Public Information Office (PIO) kaabag ang City Mayor’s Office (CMO) ang molihok sa mandato ilalom sa pakig-alayon sa mga hepe sa kada ahensya pinaagi sa programang medical missions ug mga job-fairs.

Katuyuan sa mga opisyales sa dakbayan nga mapaabot sa katawhan ang programang serbisyo publiko ilalom sa administrasyon ni Presidente Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III subay sa gobyernong transperancy program. (PIA-Caraga)
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Cebuano News: Mayor Amante ngadto sa katawhan: “Kayo ang Boss Ko”

Ni Michael Imbo

BUTUAN CITY- Susama sa linyang giluwatan ni Presidente Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, si Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante mipagawas sa mensaheng “Kayo ang boss ko” atol sa gipahigayong launching sa People’s Day kon “Adlaw Hong Katawhan”, niadtong Miyerkules (Aug. 11, 2010), ni’ng dakbayan.

“Sugod karong adlawng Miyerkules, ug hangtud sa mga musunod nga mga Miyerkules, gigahin sa Syudad sa Butuan kini nga mga adlaw alang ug tungod kaninyo!” sulti ni Amante.

Dugang sa Mayor “Kamo ang akong inspirasyon nga gidawat nako sa akong tibook kasing kasing ang tawag ug hagit sa kinatibuk-an, nga mudumala sa renda sa atong panggamhanan aron mahatagan og tubag ang inyong panginahanglan”.

Gibutyag ni Amante nga ang panginahanglan sa tambal ug uban pang ayuda nga gimulo sa katawhan ang sentro nga hatagan sa pagtagad.

Sumala sa Mayor nga kining programang “Adlaw Hong Katawhan” ang nakitang paagi aron mahatagan sa dakong kahigayonan nga personal nga mahimamat ug madawat ang mga sugyot ug hangyo sa katawhan.

Gipaneguro ni Amante uban sa iyang mga opisyales nga matuman ang programa sa nagkalain-laing opisina nga nasulod sa Social Services Sector, alayon niini ang mga pagpaningkamot, suporta sa katawhan ug pag-ampo aron mapadayon ang gisugdan nga inisyatibo sa kagamhanan. (PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog News: Selebrasyon ng People’s Day, inilunsad ng Butuan

Ni Michael Imbo

BUTUAN CITY – Matagumpay na ipinagdiriwang ang selebrasyon ng “People’s Day” upang matugunan ang mga problema at mabigyan ng sulosyon ang pangunahing pangangailangan ng kumunidad sa ginawang public service at medical mission, kamakailan sa nasabing syudad.

Ang selebrasyon ng “People’s Day” ay nakasaad sa ipinalabas na executive order No. 3 (“An order creating and establishing the Adlaw Hong Katawhan (People’s Day) as a regular social program of the City Mayor, Honorable Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. whereby a day is set for all Butuanons to personally meet with the local chief executive”.)
 
Napag-alaman noong August 3, 2010 nilagdaan ang kautusan sa pamumuno ni Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, kasama ang suporta nina Vice Mayor Atty. Laurence Fortun at City Administrator Leah Mendoza.

Dinaluhan ang launching nina City Councilor-Dr. Virgilio Nery, mga hepe ng sangay na pamahalaan, kawani ng City Hall, mga kawani ng pangkalusugan at mamamayan.

Inanyayahan ng Alkalde ang lahat ng mamamayan na suportahan ang programa at makipag-ugnayan sa mga hepe ng ahensya upang mabigyan ng kaukulang serbisyo publiko at matugunan ang pangangailangan.

Ayon kay Amante, nakasaad sa executive order ang pagpupulong ng mga chief executive sa araw ng Miyerkules upang ang lahat ng reklamo at sulosyon ay maipatutupad. 

Dagdag pa nito na inatasan ang Public Information Office (PIO) at City Mayor’s Office (CMO) ang kikilos sa nasabing executive order bilang overall coordinator at secretariat.

Ang naturang “People’s Day” ay magsisilbing gabay ng taumbayan upang mapalapit ang opisyal ng gobyerno sa naturang social services sector at magkakaroon ng medical mission at trabaho.

Lubos na ipinamamahagi ng pamahalaan ang kaukulang tulong at pagbibigay ng mga gamot at bitamina, libreng dental, at iba pa.

Ang naturang programa ay handog ni Mayor Amante at ng buong lokal na pamahalaan sa ilalim ng Administrasyon ni Presidente Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III sa kanyang transparency program. (PIA-Caraga) 


Mayor Amante distributes worth 3.8M shredding machine to farmers 

BUTUAN CITY – The city government of Butuan received from the Bureau of Water Soil and Management under the Department of Agriculture Caraga Regional Office a total of 12 shredding machines for the Community Based Composting Facility (CBCF) program.

In support of the Executive Order 481 otherwise known as the “Promotion and Development of Organic Agriculture in the Philippines,” the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) of the Department of Agriculture Caraga Regional Office distributed the second tranche of the composting facilities.

Each unit of the CBCF includes one 65-horse power shredder, two units of compost tea brewer, three units of vermin bed and 15 kilos of vermi. 

The project aims in taking the initiative to promote community-based efforts for primary collection of farm wastes as well as to encourage composting, in order to reduce the quantity of final waste disposal.

BSWM Coordinator Claire Bacation explained that the program is implemented nationwide under Republic Act No. 10068, or the “Organic Agriculture Act of 2010,” which establishes a comprehensive organic farming program, that includes incentives for farmers engaged in the production of agricultural crops free from harmful chemical pesticides and fertilizer.

The Community Based Composting Facility will help promote in the development and promotion of organic farming, or a chemical-free agricultural method.

“We in the DA-BSWM advocates the utilization of organic fertilizers as one of the methods to minimize groundwater pollution, restore soil fertility, reduce the vulnerability or marginal farmers on the high cost of chemical fertilizers, and promote the gradual adoption of Organic-Based Agriculture nationwide,” said Bacation.

In a turn over ceremony held at the lobby of city hall early today, Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. congratulates farmer beneficiaries and reminded them to maximize the utilization of the Community Based Composting Facility to increase farm production hoping Butuan will become rice sufficient and producer of organic agricultural products in the future.

“The project is geared in the direction towards the promotion of organic farming in a bid to promote a healthier citizenry and an environment-friendly atmosphere, and was already introduced a long, long time ago but it was only now that the government has given emphasis by creating a law,” said Mayor Amante in his speech during the ceremonial turn.

One of the CBCF recipients is Father Stephen Broncano of the Social Action Center. (Jocelyn E. Morano, dxBN-Radyo ng Bayan Butuan/PIA-Caraga)


UMID eCard enrollment hits 1 million 

Enrollment for the UMID eCard has reached its one million mark; four months after the Government Service Insurance System announced its compliance with the Unified Multi-purpose ID System or UMID.

The GSIS has around 1.5 million members and pensioners, all of whom are eCard holders. All cardholders are enjoined to enroll for the UMID eCard in order to enjoy the full benefits of the card.

The pension fund said enrollment is still ongoing in all of its offices nationwide. In addition, the GSIS said it has also set up a one-stop-shop at the GSIS Gym, located at its head office in Pasay City, where members and pensioners can enroll for the new eCard, activate the same, and apply for a one-time cash advance.

A P10,000 cash advance can be availed by members whose UMID eCards have already been activated and whose Record of Creditable Service is at least five (5) years.

The P10,000 cash advance has an interest rate of 12 percent effective based on a diminishing balance and is payable in three years.

The GSIS is the first to adopt the UMID System, which aims to streamline and harmonize the identification systems of all government agencies and government-owned and controlled corporations through the use of a unified multi-purpose ID.

With the use of a single identification system, government agencies, such as the GSIS, the Social Security System (SSS), the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), and the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) will be able to get rid of redundant databases.

The UMID system also enhances the integrity of state-issued ID cards, facilitate the public’s transactions with the government, and cut costs from producing different IDs.

Now that GSIS eCard is already UMID-compliant, it now bears a common reference number (CRN) which is linked to the ID numbers of the SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG.

With the CRN, the UMID-compliant eCard will serve as a valid identification card not only for GSIS but also for SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG.

Once enrolled and upon receipt of their UMID eCard, members and pensioners are enjoined to activate the same using any of GSIS’s UMID-compliant GW@PS kiosk. (GSIS-13/PIA-Caraga)


DILG posts draft directives in website prior to issuance

With the need to institutionalize feedback mechanism, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo on Thursday directed the posting of every draft memorandum circular in the DILG website for a period of one week before its issuance.

In his directive, Robredo urged provincial governors, city and municipal mayors, the ARMM governor and the DILG regional directors to send in their views, insights and comments through dilgmail@dilg. gov.ph.

Robredo said he was encouraging local government and DILG officials to visit regularly the DILG website and send in appreciation or reservation on a directive. 

“In the event that we will not hear from you within the period of posting, we will take it to mean that you are in accord with the Memorandum Circular(s) as drafted,” said Robredo, referring to concerned officials.

Now posted in the DILG website are the following draft directives: Provincial, City and Municipal Local Peace and Order Councils (POCs) and Barangay Peace and Order Committees, which contain the functions and responsibilities of local chief executives and other concerned officials in the POCs; Documentary Requirements for a Business Permit, which reminds local authorities of the need to rationalize and streamline the requirements in securing business permit; and Foreign Travels of Local Government Officials and Employees, which includes the requisites, regulations and entitlements on foreign travels of local execs. 

Also published in the Department’s website are the Memo Circulars on Full Disclosure of Local Budget and Finances, and Bids and Public Offerings that call for the posting of pertinent LGU financial information in the website; and the Calamity Response Protocols and Associated Actions, which contains protocols that will guide LCEs during disasters.
(Mary Christine Anthonette Salise, DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)