Exhibit at the Senate
To honor the rich culture of our Indigenous Peoples, preserve our distinct heritage, our Filipino ancestral wisdom, and to rekindle our pride in our country’s cultural diversity, the Isang Habi, Isang Lahi exhibit organized by Senator Loren Legarda will be formally opened at the Senate on Monday, November 8,2010.
“Aside from my personal collection, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Nayong Pilipino Foundation and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples have shared indigenous jewelry, textile and costumes sourced from all over the country to show that each ethnolinguistic tribe is different, distinct.”
Legarda will also be delivering a speech on the Senate Floor appealing that we all work together to hear the chants of our elders, move with the dances to the deities, weave organic fabrics, learn sustainable agricultural and resource use methods, and cure sickness through methods that have withstood the test of time.
The Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities reiterated that there are still many forces that work against the Indigenous Peoples, those that divide and destroy their very character and existence such as: mining, displacement due to war, being uprooted from the very soil to which they are spiritually and fundamentally linked, lack of education opportunities including extra-judicial killings.
“There have been developments in legislation taking to consideration the growing recognition of IP rights.”
As Chair of the Committee on Cultural Communities, Legarda filed the following bills:
1. SBN 1342 – Anti-Religious and racial Profiling Act
2. SBN 1365 – No-Mining Zones
3. SBN 1371 – Protection of Internaly Displaced Persons
4. SBN 1372 – Equal Employment Opportunity for IPs
5. SBN 1371 – Resettlement for Under-Privileged and Homeless Citizens affected by government development projects
“May this exhibit weave the different ethno-linguistic tribes, weave their different cultures and practices, weave their different beliefs, weave Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, weave Christians and Muslims – into one cloth, one fabric that binds us together and makes us stronger – that is the Filipino. Let these differences unify us and solidify the mold of our national, our one identity as the Filipino people,” Legarda concluded. (Office of Senator Loren Legarda/PIA-Caraga)
Legarda Lauds Eastern Visayas’ Heightened Awareness on Climate Change, Urges Fast - Tracking of Downscaled Geo- hazard Maps For Barangays Nationwide
Senator Loren Legarda, the Asia-Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, today lauded the growing awareness of citizens and various groups in Eastern Visayas on the issue of climate change.
Legarda, who has produced documentaries to inform the public about climate change, said that the increasing consciousness on the phenomenon would lead to the effective adaptation to its effects.
“Once we become aware of climate change and its adverse impact that is when we begin to think of ways to combat its effects."
"I commend the local governments and various groups in Eastern Visayas for the frequent conduct of forums on climate change which would provide more people the facts that they need to know regarding this phenomenon,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Senator also took notice of the government’s ongoing geo-hazard mapping, which according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region VIII is almost complete in the Eastern Visayas Region.
Geo-hazard mapping is the identification of areas of the country where natural hazards and disasters—such as rain-induced landslides, floods, storm surge, coastal erosion, and sea-level rise, among others—are most likely to occur.
“I am hopeful that the geo-hazard maps in the whole country, particularly those that are downscaled, would be completed the soonest possible time and be effectively utilized by local governments in development planning."
“This is very useful for our disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation initiatives because we could now effectively shield our communities from the destructive effects of geologic hazards since we would be able to make the necessary preparations and build the proper defenses in the appropriate disaster-prone areas. This would definitely reduce the loss of lives and properties brought about by natural disasters,” Legarda concluded. (Office of Senator Loren Legarda/PIA-Caraga)
Legarda joins In EU-RP Panel meet
Climate change adaptation, welfare of Pinoys in Europe to be discussed
Senator Loren Legarda is among the legislators who shall participate in the InterParliamentary Meeting between the European Parliament and the Philippine Senate today at the Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza.
The EU Parliament delegation, led by Mr. Werner Langen, Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and the ASEAN and a member of the Europe People’s Party of Germany, and the Philippine Senate, led by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, will be discussing the growing partnership between the country and the EU that has seen enhanced cooperation among the nations on a range of global issues including achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, conflict prevention, human rights and security.
Legarda said among the issues that would be discussed is stronger collaboration in promoting Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (CCMA) initiatives.
“Across countries, there has to be continuing advocacy for DRR and CCMA in governments. The Parliamentarians of the Philippines and the EU can continue to cooperate toward ensuring the mainstreaming of DRR and CCMA in legislation and budget appropriations,” she said.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that EU’s Green Diplomacy Network (GDN) would be a usable model for the country’s own CCMA efforts. The GDN focuses on environmental topics that have significant relevance to the EU’s external relations.
The Senator also noted that the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department is providing about €2 million for projects to enhance local disaster preparedness capacity in the country.
Meanwhile, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Legarda said that she would also seek assurance on the protection of the welfare of an estimated one million Filipinos living in Europe.
“Due to the debt crisis in Europe that has affected its employment sector, several countries are reportedly going after undocumented foreign workers. We would want to discuss with the EU delegation how the Directive 2008/115/EC would affect our Filipino workers who wish to pursue opportunities in Europe,” she said.
Directive 2008/225/EC of the European Parliament consists of the common standards and procedures in EU Member States for third-country nationals. (Office of Senator Loren Legarda/PIA-Caraga)
Designate local investment officer, Robredo asks governors and city mayors
QUEZON CITY - Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo on Thursday urged all provincial governors and city mayors to designate a local economic and investment promotion officer in their respective provinces and cities to promote growth of local economy.
In a directive, Robredo said the designated local investment officer should facilitate and coordinate economic programs in provinces and cities.
“This is part of our efforts to encourage local governments to play active roles in attracting more investments by providing an environment that will generate and enhance economic activities in their area,” he said.
Specifically, the directive requires investment officers to perform the following functions: 1) Facilitate the preparation, coordination, and execution of local economic and investment promotion policies, projects and activities of the provincial or city government; 2) Facilitate the establishment of an aggressive, systematic, coordinated and sustained promotion and marketing of local government units (LGUs) as investment locations; 3) Provide basic information about business potentials of LGUs including services to prospective investors; 4) Establish a local economic database containing relevant facts and figures; 5) Coordinate with other offices in the promotion of economic activities such as the Planning and Development, Treasury and Budget Offices and the local Sanggunian (legislative council); 6) Coordinate with the private sector in investment promotion campaigns; and 7) Conduct information dissemination on local government policies on investment, wage laws, required permits, etc.
To intensify promotion of economic activities in the regions, Robredo also directed all regional directors of the DILG to designate a DILG regional economic and investment promotion officer who should facilitate partnership of LGUs with other national government agencies (NGAs), private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders.
“The designated DILG regional investment officer primarily will be tasked to help local government executives, particularly the economic investment promotion officers, to encourage investments and economic activities in their respective areas,” he added.
DILG regional directors would take charge of providing technical assistance to ensure compliance of local government units. (DILG-Office of Public Affairs/PIA-Caraga)
By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas
Report on illegal gambling
Operation against illegal gambling was being conducted by personnel of Butuan City Police Station (BCPS) 4 led by SPO4 Henry Labrador at around 7:00 O’clock in the evening of November 6, 2010 at P-3, Brgy Ampayon, Butuan City. The said operation resulted to the apprehension of a certain Juan Barrios y dela Torre, 74 years old, married and a resident of P-7 of the said place. Confiscated from his possession were two (2) tally sheets, two (2) stubs, one (1) ballpen and bet money amounting to P80.00.
Meanwhile, at around 8:00 0’clock in the evening of same date, said team conducted same operation at P-4, Brgy. Los Ageles, Butuan City, which resulted to the apprehension of one Claudio Carian y Paler, 21 years old, single and a resident of P-1, Brgy Ampayon, Butuan City. Confiscated from his possession were two (2) tally sheets, two (2) stubs and bet money amounting to P100.00. Apprehended persons and confiscated items were brought to the said police station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)
Malimono, SdN cops arrest wanted person
One Joel Dilig y Rasonabe, 47 years old, single, farmer and a resident of Brgy. Hubang, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur was arrested by personnel of Malimono MPS led by SPO3 Antonio Cayasa at Brgy. Binocaran, Malimono, Surigao del Norte at around 10:00 O’clock in the evening of November 6, 2010. Said person was arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Dante Luz Viacruses of RTC Branch 10, Agusan del Sur, charged for the crime of Frustrated Murder docketed under criminal case number 6699 with recommended bail bond of P200,000.00. Arrested person is now under the custody of Malimono MPS for documentation and for subsequent turn over to the issuing court.
On the other hand, personnel of Nasipit MPS led by PO1 Maglasang arrested a certain Gary Abucejo alias “Aldong”, 28 years old, single and a resident of Purok East, Brgy. Cubi-Cubi, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte on November 7, 2010 at around 1:30 in the afternoon at the said place. Said person was arrested by virtue of Warrant of arrest issued by Hon. Emmanuel E. Escatron of 10th Judicial Region, Branch 2, Butuan City, charge for Frustrated Murder docketed under criminal case number 14473 with a recommended bail bond of P200,000.00. Arrested person is now under the custody of Nasipit MPS for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)
Surigao del Sur to conduct provincial alliance building
The Province of Surigao del Sur in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is set to hold Provincial Alliance Building on November 11-12, 2010 at Shacene Pension House and Restaurant, Tandag, Surigao del Sur.
Facilitated by the DILG, the activity will be attended by roughly 106 participants that include both government and private stakeholders – Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members, City and Municipal Mayors, Planning and Development Coordinators, Local Government Operations Officers, representatives of National Government Agencies, and of Non-Government Organizations operating in the province.
The Provincial Alliance Building is the third essential component of the Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Program. It endeavors to establish an institutional mechanism for dialogues on development issues at the provincial level, and it also intends to cultivate a culture of collaboration among local government units by having a systematic means of identifying areas of cooperation, convergence and synergy among the stakeholders in the province.
The participants are to generate Provincial Development Roadmap and commit collective support to the vision of the province at the conclusion of the building alliances’ long-term process. Enthused by collaboration spirit, they shall work as a team on their headway towards development. (Ernie Y. Gultiano, DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)
Legarda: Protect IPs rights and their cultural identity
In culmination of the celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Month that was celebrated throughout October, Senator Loren Legarda today called on the government to give what is due to the nation’s indigenous peoples (IPs) by promoting, protecting and upholding their rights and privileges.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, also appealed to all Filipinos to take time to learn about the rich culture, distinct heritage and ancestral wisdom of our indigenous brothers and sisters.
“We have numerous state policies and legal instruments that seek to protect indigenous rights as well as their knowledge systems and practices. However, there are still many forces that work against IPs, those that divide and destroy their distinct way of life and their very existence,” she said in her privilege speech at the resumption of Senate session.
“As a part of the community of nations that have made IP rights a priority for the second decade in a row, the Philippine Government has a compelling moral and legal obligation to promote, protect and uphold the rights of indigenous peoples in the country,” she added.
Legarda’s speech followed the opening of the two-week exhibit “Isang Habi, Isang Lahi”, which the Senator organized in honor of the rich and distinct culture of the nation’s IPs.
“The exhibit we just inaugurated is but a single reminder of the importance and respect we should accord our indigenous peoples. I urge everyone to take a look at the history of our indigenous brothers and sisters as well as experience and learn of their present lives in order to carve our future as one people,” she said.
The exhibit features pieces from Legarda’s own collection, as well as indigenous jewelry, textile, and costumes from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).
Special guests at the opening ceremony include NCCA Chairman Vilma Labrador, Atty. Apolonio Anota Jr. of the Nayong Pilipino Foundation, NCIP Executive Director Masli Quilaman, and National Museum Director Jeremy Barns. (Office of Senator Loren Legarda/PIA-Caraga)
Ni Michael Imbo
Butuan City - Mikabat sa 270 ka ihap sa mga police officer ang mi-gradwar sa modified Philippine National Police Scout Training bitbit ang competence sa maong pagtuon.
Gihimo ang closing cermenoy sa PNP Scout Class 24-2010 didto sa Regional Special Training sa may Santiago, Agusan del Norte.
Pormal nga gitambongan ni Caraga Police Director PCSupt. Reynaldo Serrano Rafal, Ph.D.CEO VI isip guest of honor ug dinapit nga speaker sa maong okasyon.
Gibana-bana nga 54 ka babaye nga PNP Scout ang nakapasar sa 45 ka adlaw nga training sa Internal Security Operations uban sa pagpaningkamot ni PSupt. Adolph Cano Almendra-Training Manager pinaagi sa koordinasyon ni PCINSP Reynante Ngoho Sibayton-Couse Director ug training staff.
Gideklara ni PSupt Almendra atubangan sa kawani ang mipaso nga mga gradwar sa training apil ang pagtunol sa mga certificates ug awards inubanan ni PSupt Eugenio Belarmino Paguirigan, Acting Chief HRDD.
Mitunol sa iyang mensahe si Hepe Rafal nga milaum sa mga bag-ong napiling police force sa rehiyon nga makab-ot ang competence, mga hagit sa kasulbaran sa kalinaw, ang 8 foundation initiatives ug operational imperatives para sa kumunidad, doktrina ug katungod sa katawhan apil na ang liderato sa han-ay sa kapulisan.
Katuyuan sa programa ang mapatuman ang reporma sa kapulisan ug mapalig-on niini ang serbisyo publiko nga mahibalik ang kompiyansa sa kumunidad lakip na nga mapanalipdan ang institusyon ug katungod sa katawhan. (PIA-Caraga)
Cebuano News: DENR-MGB13 misalmot sa executive ug legislative agenda sa Surigao Norte
Ni Michael Imbo
Butuan City - Gitagaan sa dakong pagtagad sa kagamhanan sa probinsyal sa Surigao del Norte ang epekto sa mining ug ang kinaiyahan nga mauy sentro nga negosyo sa probinsya.
Nakigpulong ang Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-13) sa nagkadaiayng representante sa Non Government Organization (NGO’s), Local Government Unit (LGU’s) aron hisgutan ang executive ug legislative agenda sa probinsya.
Gisusi pag-ayo sa Chief executive sa probinsya pinaagi kang Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas ug Sanguniang Panlalawigan members nga maduso ang epektibong pagtu-on sa pagpanday sa balaod.
Gikonsedera nga ang probinsya abunda sa kinaiyahan ug tipun-og kini nga gisulod sa mga investor tungod sa small scale ug large scale mining. Naila usab ang isla nga puno sa minerales diin nahisakop sa Mineral Reservation Areas.
Gitutokan sa gobernador ang HEALS Program nga mipasabot sa H-Health, Environment/Education, Agriculture, Livelihood, Senior Citizen/Security ug uban pa.
Tumong sa kalihukan nga mapatukod ang hugot nga pakig-alyansa sa nagkadaiyang grupo pinanguluhan sa Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) aron mapanalipdan ang kina-iyahan sulod sa rehiyon sa Caraga. (PIA-Caraga)
BUTUAN CITY – Following the nationwide success of the conduct of “Dugong Bombo” of Bombo Radyo Philippines, dxBR Bombo Radyo Butuan posted 194 successful blood donors out of 292 registered blood donor aspirants, it was learned.
Said blood donors have accumulated around 87,300 CC in Butuan City during the whole-day blood-letting project of Bombo Radyo Philippines held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Father Saturnino Urios University Gymnasium.
Collected blood from the donors is considered a big help not only to the Philippine Red Cross but more to the people who are in dire need of the said blood, it was gathered.
According to report, not only people from this city who were able to donate blood. As recorded by said radio station here, some of the donors are coming from the neighboring provinces and cities of Butuan, as far as in the municipality of Veruela in Agusan del Sur.
Reports also revealed that not only civilians who managed to donate blood. It was learned that Butuan City Councilor Erwin Dano who is the former chief of reporters of the said radio station here eagerly participated this noble project of Bombo Radyo Philippines.
Meanwhile, Roger Igot, a differently-abled (blind) avid listener of said radio station from Buenavista, Agusan del Norte managed to donate blood because according to him, what he did do not only helped him to obtain normal blood circulation but also, this is his way of helping those in need.
The nationwide activity of Bombo Radyo Philippines obtains a record-breaking turnout of people from around the country fully supporting the self-acclaimed number one network in the country. (Robert E. Roperos with report from dxBR-Butuan)
Tagalog News: Blood donors sa Butuan, umabot sa 194
BUTUAN CITY – Sa pangkalahatang 292 registered blood donor aspirants, 194 ang naging matagumpay na blood donors dito kaugnay sa ginanap na nationwide Dugong Bombo 2010.
Ang nasabing bilang ng donors ay nakalikom ng humigit-kumulang 87,300 CC na dugo mula sa mga avid listeners ng Bombo Radyo-Butuan na ang iba ay nanggaling pa sa mga karatig-lalawigan sa nasabing siyudad.
Napag-alamang napakalaking tulong ang nasabing nalikom na dugo lalung-lalo na sa mga nangangailangan. Hindi alintana ng ilang mga donors ang layo ng kanilang pinanggalingan upang makilahok sa taunang proyekto na ito ng Bombo Radyo Philippines.
Dahil dito, nagpapaslamat ang buong pwersa ng Bombo Radyo Butuan dahil sa mainit na pagsuporta hindi lamang ng mga Butuanons kundi pati na rin ang mga Caraganons sa karatig-probinsiya ng rehiyon.
Napag-alaman ding hindi lang mga simpleng sibilyan ang nag-donate ng dugo at isa na rito ay si Butuan City First Councilor Erwin Dano na dating Chief of Reporter ng nasabing estasyon.
Samantala, hindi inalintana ni Roger Igot ng Lungsod ng Buenavista ang kaniyang kapansanan na boluntaryo ring nag-donate ng dugo. Napag-alamang si Igot ay isang bulag at aniya, panlimang beses na niyang lumahok at mag-donate sa nasabing proyekto ng Bombo Radyo.
Sinabi ni Igot na ang kaniyang boluntaryong pag-donate ng dugo hindi lamang nagpapaganda sa sirkulasyon ng kaniyang dugo kundi nakakatulong pa ito sa mga nangangailangan at dito raw siya lubos na nasiyahan.
Ang Dugong Bombo 2010 ng Bombo Radyo Butuan ay ginanap noong Sabado, Nobyembre 6, 2010 sa Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Gymnasium dito sa Siyudad ng Butuan. (Robert E. Roperos, PIA-Caraga with report from dxBR-Butuan)
Cebuano News: Nagdonar ug dugo sa Butuan, miabot sa 194 ka mga individual
BUTUAN CITY - Sa kinatibok-ang 292 registered blood donor aspirants, 194 ang nahimong mga successful blood donors dinhi sa dakbayan sa Butuan subay sa gipahigayong nationwide Dugong Bombo 2010 .
Ang nahisgutang ihap, bugti kini sa 87300 CC nga dugo nga natigom dinhi lamang sa dakbayan.
Dako kaayong tabang ang nahisgutang natigum nga dugo alang niadtong mga nanginahanglan ug dugo. Ang mga donors naggikan pa sa mga lagyong dapit gikan sa mga silingang probinsya ang Agusan del Norte ug Agusan del Sur.
Bisan sa kalayo apan wala kini nakahatag og babag aron lamang paglambigit sa tinuig nga kalihukan sa Bombo Radyo Philipines.
Mapasalamaton usab ang kinatibok-ang pwersa sa Bombo Radyo Butuan niadtong miabag ug milambigit sa kalihukan.
Dili lamang mga simpleng sebilyan ang nagdonar sa ilang dugo kondili apil na ang mga inilang opisyal sa dakbayan sa Butuan.
Usa na niini si Butuan City First Councilor Erwin Dano-ang kanhi chief of reporter sa Bombo Radyo Butuan.
Bisan ang usa ka buta nga lalaki ng si Roger Igot nga taga lungsod sa Buenavista Agusan del Norte ang bolontaryong nag donate ug dugo, kondiin mao na kini ang iyang ikalima nga pagdonar. .
Segun ni Igot nga dili babag ang iyang pagka buta sa pag donate ug dugo.
Matud pa niya nga ang dugo nga iyang gidonar,dili lamang makahatag ug kaayohan sa sirkulasyon sa iyang dugo, apan makatabang usab kini niadtong mga nanginahanglan.
Ang Dugong Bombo 2010 sa Bombo Radyo Butuan ang gipahigayon sa Father Saturnino Urios University kon FSUU Gymnasium. (dxBR-Butuan/PIA-Caraga)
Bombo Radyo Butuan receives award from Red Cross
BUTUAN CITY – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter recently awarded Bombo Radyo Philippines, specifically Bombo Radyo Butuan for the successful conduct of the nationwide “Dugong Bombo” on Saturday, November 6, 2010.
The said station here was awarded because of its untiring support to PRC through the network’s blood-letting project where in Butuan City, the project has collected some 87,300 CC of blood from 194 successful blood donors.
Said recognition in a form of a certificate was personally handed over by PRC Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter Administrator Teodoro Cairo to Assistant Station Manager Christopher Timogan.
Cairo extended his thanks and gratitude together with his staff, personnel and PRC members of the Board of Directors since the project helped the chapter collect huge amount of blood supply. (Robert E. Roperos, PIA-Caraga with report from dxBR-Butuan)
Tagalog News: Bombo Radyo Butuan, pinarangalan ng Philippine Red Cross
BUTUAN CITY – Pinarangalan ng Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter ang Bombo Radyo Philippines partikularmente ang Bombo Radyo Butuan dahil sa matagumpay na ginanap na nationwide Dugong Bombo noong Sabado, a sais ng Nobyembre, taong kasalukuyan.
Pinarangalan ang nasabing estasyon dahil sa walang kupas na suportang binibigay ng Bombo Radyo Butuan sa PRC sa pamamagitan ng blood-letting services kung saan, dito sa Butuan, nakapag-kolekta ang nasabing programa ng 87,300 CC na dugo galling sa 194 successful blood donors.
Ang nasabing parangal – Certificate of Recognition ay personal na iginawad ni PRC-Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter Administrator Teodoro Cairo kay assistant station manager Christopher Timogan.
Pinasalamatan ni Cairo, sampu ng kaniyang mga staff at kasapi ng PRC Board of Directors ang nasabing programa dahil ito’y may malaking naitulong sa kanilang chapter upang makalikom ng supply ng dugo. (Robert E. Roperos, PIA-Caraga with report from dxBR-Butuan)
Cebuano News: Bombo Radyo Butuan, gipasidunggan sa Philippine Red Cross
BUTUAN CITY - Gipasidunggan sa Philippine Red Cross kon PRC-Agusan del Norte, Butuan City Chapter ang Bombo Radyo Philippines partikular ang Bombo Radyo Butuan tungod sa malampusong paglusad sa Dugong Bombo 2010 niadtong Sabado.
Subay kini sa wala'y hunong nga suportang gihatag kanila aron ma-promote ang serbisyo sa dugo kon blood services kondiin dinhi sa Butuan, nakakolekta ang maong blood-letting program og 87,300cc nga dugo gikan sa 194 ka mga malampusong blood donors.
Ang pasidungog pinaagi sa certificate of recognition, personal nga gitunol ni PRC-Agusan del Norte-Butuan City chapter administrator Teodoro Cairo dinhi sa sibyahan nga gidawat usab ni assistant station manager Bombo Christopher Timogan.
Gipasalamatan ni Cairo, uban sa ilang staff og mga membro sa board of directors, ang nasangpit nga kalihukan kansa dakong tabang sa ilang chapter pagbaton og igong supply sa dugo. (dxBR-Butuan/PIA-Caraga)