(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 - Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

DOLE -RCC 13 jobs fair, livelihood and techno-transfer set on Oct. 15 

SURIGAO CITY - The Department of Labor and Employment - Regional Coordinating Council (DOLE – RCC 13) will launch its service caravan dubbed as One Stop Shop Unlad Kabuhayan: Usapang Negosyo, Jobs Fair, Livelihood and Techno-Transfer on October 15, 2010 at the City Cultural Center this city.

This is lined with DOLE’s commitment of creating an efficient “one-stop shop” for processing applications for overseas work and seeking redress for grievances specifically outlined in the 22-point agenda on labor and employment of the present administration.
According to RCC Chairperson Ofelia Domingo the said “one-stop shop” will highlight jobs fair, skills assessment/profiling, promo diskwento, operation pawis, financial literacy for OFW’s and livelihood/skills demo. 

Pangkabuhayan-Techno skills that will be showcased are: hand sanitizer making, perfume making, cologne making, dishwashing liquid making, fabric softener making detergent making and trendy balloon making.

Prior to the event, a press conference will be conducted on Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Philippine Gateway Hotel spearheaded by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – Caraga Regional Office. (Susil Ragas, PIA-Surigao del Norte)
Butuan City Lions Club to conduct medical mission on Sunday

By Robert E. Roperos 

Butuan City - Believing that everyone deserves a healthy life which is the reason for providing health programs that serve the poor in the local communities, the Butuan City (Host) Lions Club District 301-E will be conducting medical mission that provide free medical services to the poor on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Colorado, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte. 

According to Ms. Jocelyn F. Yee, Club President, the activity is one of their key programs in Butuan City and Agusan del Norte by rendering free medical consultations and medicines to the poor in the community. 

The Lions Club International is the world's largest service club organization dedicated to serving the communities around the world. (PIA-Caraga)
SUDECOR to NPA threats: We shall overcome

By Robert E. Roperos 

Butuan City - Management of Surigao Development Corporation (SUDECOR) said the company shall overcome inspite of the threats and harassments made by the New People?s Army (NPA). 

In a press statement, the management said there seems to be no letup to the NPA attacks on SUDECOR. Last October 4, the service bus utilized to transport the lowly workers from the SUDECOR base camp at Barangay Puyat, Carmen Surigao del Sur was burned by an undetermined number of NPAs. 

During the incident, the NPAs told the workers to arm themselves so that they could fight the NPAs. Two days, later, October 6, the NPAs burned a hauling truck on its way back to Sitio Gacub, in Barangay Hinapuyan, Municipality of Carmen. The two incidents resulted to losses amounting to millions of pesos. 

SUDECOR also said, the NPA has once again shown its complete disrespect to the workers who have to bear the effects of its attacks. "Not only are the SUDECOR terrorized. The reduction in productivity also results to a reduction in outputs, and a reduction in take home pay; so that every time the NPA attacks the company, it brings misery into the lives of the workers," it said. 

However, despite the innumerable NPA attacks against the equipment, properties, and personnel of SUDECOR, the workers have shown time and again that they are capable of restoring what the NPAs can destroy. The workers have also shown to the NPAs that no amount of terror and violent assaults can force them to give up on a company that has provided them with employment, nurtured the Surigao forest, and continues to provide the national and local economy with revenues that are also showered back to the people as funds for rural community development, SUDECOR management said. (PIA-Caraga)
NFA-Caraga sponsors month long IFR feeding program

In celebration of NFA’s 38th Anniversary, NFA-Caraga sponsored a month long IFR feeding program in Matin-ao Elementary School, Bonbon, Butuan City.

Instead of usual festivities, RD Javier P. Lozada, Jr. together with ARD Rolando M. Maravilla donated one sack of IFR rice each to the 170 students of Matin-ao Elementary School thru their principal Mr. Felix Acebu. 

Organized and coordinated by Dep-ed Caraga, Dep-ed Butuan City District and Regional Health and Nutrition Unit, this IFR Feeding which will last for one month is sponsored by NFA Caraga Region.

The Launching Program was held at the Matin-ao Elementary School last September 22, 2010.The turn-over of the two bags of IFR rice intended for the twice a week hot meals was witnessed by Mrs. Aida Abad, H.E. Supervisor; Mr. Israel Reveche, Values Education Supervisor;Mr. Edgardo Miranda, District Supervisor ; ROO Gleen P. Echin and Regional Accountant, Elsa L. Rulona.

The parents-beneficiaries were very grateful of the assistance provided to their children. They even assured of their full support and commitment in the feeding activity.

With this year’s theme, “Paglilingkod ng Tapat, Tungo sa Pagkaing Sapat”, underscores the NFA’s pursuit of excellence in the area of public service. (Christine S. Parinas, NFA-13/PIA-Caraga)

By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Spot report on burning incident 

Two (2) units of Farm Tractors with trailers use for hauling palm oil fruits owned by Filipinas Palm Oil Plantation Inc (FPPI) were burned by more or less 8 armed men equipped with m16 and m14 rifles believed to be members of CTs. Incident took place at Brgy Cabantao, Rosario, Agusan del Sur on October 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm. 

PNP elements from 4th Special Action Company of PNP SAF and 1st Platoon of Agusan del Sur Provincial Public Safety Company proceeded to the area and conducted hot pursuit operations. Progress report to follows.

Report on illegal gambling 

One Leonidez Lozano Sahol, 25 yrs old, single, jobless and res of P-7, Brgy Wakat, Barobo, Surigao del Sur was apprehended by PNP elements of Lianga MPS led by PINSP VITALIANO BOLONIA PAGARAN III while actually caught engaged in illegal gambling known as last two digits.  

Confiscated from his possession were Php 263.00 bet money and illegal gambling paraphernalia. Apprehension took place at Brgy Liatimco, Lianga, Surigao del Sur on October 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm. Arrested person was brought to Lianga Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

PNP-Agusan del Sur arrests wanted person 

One Salvino Dela Rama Muanag, 27 yrs old, laborer and one Serante Dela Rama Muanag, 24 yrs old, single, laborer, both res of Purok 1, Sitio San Isidro, Brgy San Jose, Sta Josefa, Agusan del Sur were arrested by PNP elements of Sta Josefa MPS led by PO2 Rey Moran by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Kimal M Salacop of 2nd MCTC, Trento, Agusan del Sur for attempted homicide, docketed under CC nr 2813 dated October 1, 2010 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 12,000.00 each.  

Apprehension took place at Purok 1, Sitio San Isidro, Brgy San Jose, Sta Josefa, Agusan del Sur on October 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm. Subject persons now detained at Sta Josefa MPS for proper disposition. 

One Serio Bokingo Adormeo, 54 yrs old, married and res of P-1A, Brgy Pinamanculan, Butuan City was apprehended by PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station 3 led by SPO3 Advincula by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge James Go of MTCC, Branch 2, Libertad, Butuan City, dated October 7, 2010 for violation of PD 1602 (Illegal gambling), docketed under CC nr 42904 with recommended bailbond amounting to Ph 2,000.00. 

Apprehension took place at P-1A, Brgy Pinamanculan, Butuan City Subject person now temporarily detained at BCPS 3 for proper disposition.