PIA News Service - Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010

POEA expands services to Caraganons

In its effort to expand services to Caraganons, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Caraga Satellite Office is set to transfer to its new location at the ground floor of the newly-constructed Nimfa Tiu Bldg. 7, infront of DBM Regional Office Building and beside OWWA-Caraga Regional Office at J. Rosales Ave., Butuan City tomorrow, September 8, 2010

Along this line, a blessing and inauguration of the building will take place at 3:00 p.m. 

It can be recalled that POEA shares the office of OWWA-Caraga for quite some time. 

The existence of POEA Caraga Satellite Office was made possible through the efforts of Cong. Jose S. Aquino II of the 1st Congressional District of Butuan city and the Municipality of Las Nieves in Agusan del Norte.

Any transactions involving POEA may be made by calling their office at (085) 342-7584. (PIA-Caraga)


NYC extends deadline of submission for applicants of TAYO Year 8

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY - The National Youth Commission (NYC) extends deadline of submission for applicants of the 8th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) until September 15, 2010 in regions 10, 11 and 13/Caraga. 

In a communication sent to PIA, it was learned that the search is open to all groups, organizations, clubs and societies whose membership and leadership are composed of at least 15 members who are 15 to 30 years old. 

To qualify, the project must be recently-concluded or an ongoing program. A project proposal does not qualify as an entry. For a continuing project entry or one that started in 2008, it must either be completed, or a major portion must have been undertaken by the deadline.

Also, organizations shall be judged on the basis of the submitted project entry. TAYO focuses on projects that meet the following criteria: Impact of the project entry on stakeholders; Harnessing the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship (involvement of the community, especially the youth in planning, implementing and evaluating the program or project); Creativity and innovation (introduction/application of new technologies, uniqueness of services or products, promotion of unique or indigenous ways or materials); Sustainability; Effective use of resources (financial resourcefulness, networking with similar organizations, identifying local supporters).

NYC also bared that an organization can submit only one (1) entry. Recipients of other awards are eligible while winners of last year’s TAYO (Year 7) are not eligible to join. Other previous TAYO winners and finalists may still participate, provided that they submit a project entry different from the one submitted before. 

Applicants must use only white, short (8.5 x 11 in.) bond paper for the attachment containing the organization and program/project profiles. Use only staple wires to put together documents; do not bind project entries for submission. Do not attach other documents that are not required for submission. When necessary, the TAYO Secretariat will request for additional data. Lack or non-compliance of search requirements will result in automatic disqualification. The organizers reserve the right to modify, alter or amend the above-stated rules or waive compliance therewith at their sole discretion if such steps are in accordance with the purpose of the search and awards scheme. 

It was also learned that all decisions of the TAYO Screening Committee and Panel of Judges are final. No correspondence pertaining to these decisions shall be entertained. All materials submitted to the TAYO Secretariat automatically become property of the organizers.

Meanwhile, the organization shall submit two (2) copies of the following: Accomplished Entry Form; List of officers, leaders and founders (if any). (Please indicate name, position, contact number/s (landline and/or cellphone) and email addresses); One-page certification attesting to the existence and veracity of the information submitted (for In-School Youth Organizations, a certification from the Office of Student Affairs) and (for Community-based, Out-of-School or Working Youth Organizations, a certification from the barangay); Submit an application briefer using the prescribed format that can be downloaded from the TAYO Website: www.tayoawards.net; Three-page project documentation (can be any of the following: photos, testimonies of partners or beneficiaries, certificates, etc.) .

Other Requirement: One CD containing a soft copy of the application briefer. (you may also include significant/photos/videos/other documents not included in the project documentation in that same CD).

Apart from the award, the winning organizations will receive a P50,000 grant for funding of new projects or to continue long-term programs, and a special trophy sculpted by Toym De Leon Imao.

TAYO 8 is presented by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, and is organized by the TAYO Awards Foundation, the Office of Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan and the National Youth Commission.

This award is hailed as the country’s leading search for outstanding groups of young Filipinos that are instrumental in the development of the country through simple, worthwhile and notable projects implemented in their communities.

For inquiries, you may call the TAYO SECRETARIAT at (02) 687-5917, (02) 781-1406 or 0917-898.8296 or email at tayo.secretariat@gmail.com. (PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: 1,125 ka mga bakwit sa Suriago del Sur giatiman sa tropa sa gobyerno

By Michael Imbo

BUTUAN CITY - Apektado ang dul-an 236 ka pamilya ug kapin 1,125 ka mga katawhan nga namakwit gumikan sa nahimong kagubot didto sa Probinsya sa Surigao del Sur. Kini ang gikumpirma sa 4th Infantry Division, dili pa lang dugay.

Sumala ni Spokesperson Lt Col Triumph Dominic Bagaipo, ang mga residenteng namakwit didto sa Barangay Mahaba ang mibutyag nga dili gumikan sa giyera ang ilang pagbakwit, hinoon ang dakong motibo mao ang pagpanghasi sa mga rebeldeng grupo.

Dugang sa opisyal nga ang tropa sa 4th Infantry Division sayong mibiya sa Barangay Mahaba niadto pang bulan sa Agosto sigun sa gimando sa barangay council sa maong lugar.

Si Bagaipo nagkanayon nga ang 236 ka pamilya base sa record gikan sa National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) ang mipamatuod nga namakwit ang katawhan tungod sa pagpanghasi sa New Peoples Army (NPA).

Matud niini nga walay tropa sa kasundalohan ang nagpabilin sa maong lugar. Gani, gitug-an nga ang mga tropang mipahigayon sa operasyon sa peace and order development ang gi pull-out usab.

Sanglit gisaysay nga walay kamatuoran nga ang pagbakwit sa mga residente sa maong barangay hinungdan sa sangka sa tropa sa gobyerno batok sa rebeldeng grupo.

Nahibaloan nga ang mga namakwit nga katawhan ang anaa karon sa gymnasium sa Marihatag ug ang uban tua sa Barangay San Isidro.

Si Lt. Col. Rene Cañete, Commanding Officer sa 36th Infantry Battalion ang nakig-alayon na sa pakig-koordinasyon ngadto sa Municipal Government sa Marihatag ug sa Barangay San Isidro kaabag ang Philippine Red Cross, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ug Philippine National Police alang sa pagpakalma sa sitwasyun ug paghatud sa operasyon tabang.

Matud ni Cañete “Originally, before they were pulled out, the presence of military forces in Barangay Mahaba is legitimate because of our constitutional mandate.” 

Miaabag ang mga nagkadaiyang ahensya sa pagpakabana sa mga biktima nga namakwit aron mahatagan sa seguridad ug mabalik ang ilang mga kabtangan.

Ang Philippine Red Cross usab ang mibubo sa panginahanglan sa mga pagkaon sa mga bakwit didto sa mga evacuation center. (PIA-Caraga)
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Bonok-bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival 2010 set on September 10

By: Susil A. Ragas

Now on its 22nd year, Bonok-bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival will take center stage on Friday, September 10 at the Provincial Sports Complex, Surigao City.

This year’s event will only have six contingents from different Schools, Barangay and Municipalities. Of the six, two are from Surigao City namely: C.V Diez Memorial Elementary School and Surigao del Norte National High School (SNNHS). The other contingents are from Barangay Mat-i; Brgy. Luna Margarita Memorial Elementary School and Brgy. Cagniog Cagasan Memorial Elementary School and Municipality of Del Carmen representing its Bakhaw Festival.

The competition is part of the “Bonok-bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival” sponsored by the local City Government, Surigao del Norte Provincial Government and the Surigao City Tourism Council, Inc. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)