PIA News Service - Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010

Butuan SP to pass, approve 2011 budget

By: Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY (29 December) – Acting Mayor and concurrent Vice Mayor Atty. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun on Wednesday, December 28, 2010 assured that the Sangguniang Panlungsod will pass and approve the 2011 Budget of the City Government.

In an interview with Vice Mayor Fortun, the official said that before the end of this year, said budget will be passed and approved.

“The Sangguniang Panlungsod, through Acting Vice-Mayor and concurrent Councilor Erwin Dano is trying their best so that our local budget will be approved before the first working day of January 2011 comes," Fortun said.

He also said, the council has already finalized the budget and is now set for approval. (PIA-Caraga)

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BCPO is ready vs possible crimes in the coming New Year, PNP official said

By: Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY (29 December) – Personnel of the Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) here are always on alert as the city is geared towards meeting the New Year peacefully.

This was the statement of BCPO Police Director Benson Leleng in an interview with Bombo Radyo Butuan on Tuesday, December 28, 2010.

According to Leleng, the men and women of PNP Butuan City is always on red alert to ensure that Butuanons will meet the New Year peacefully especially that the city only posted minor crimes during the celebration of Christmas last week. (PIA-Caraga)


Tagalong News: Presyo ng prutas sa Butuan City, halos dumoble ngayon

Ni: Robert E. Roperos

Biglang tumaas ang presyo ng mga prutas ngayon sa mga nangungunang fruit stands ditto sa Siyudad ng Butuan.

Sa ulat ni Bombo Steve Paican ng Bombo Radyo-Butuan, sinabi nito na halos dumoble ang presyo ng mga prutas kung ikukumpara nu’ng nakaraang linggo ito’y sa dahilang nalalapit na ang pagsalubong ng bagong taon. (PIA-Caraga)

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Tagalog News: Presyo ng gulay, karne, isda tumaas din ngayon

Ni: Robert E. Roperos

Hindi lang pala ang presyo ng prutas ang biglaang tumaas ngayon dito sa Butuan City.

Sa huling ulat ngayong umaga, Disyembre 29, 2010 ng mga field reporters ng Bombo Radyo Butuan, napag-alamang pati presyo ng gulay, karne, isda at iba pang mga pangunahing bilihin ay halos dumoble rin kung ikukumpara ang mga ito sa mga nagdaang araw.

Sa pakikipanayam sa isang negosyante dito, sinabi nito na tumaas din daw kasi ang presyo ng mga ito sa kanilang pinagkukunan. (PIA-Caraga)
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Surigao City joins nationwide Rizal Day rites

Surigao del Norte (December 30) - The City of Surigao will join the nationwide commemoration of the 114th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the country's national hero, in front of the city hall tomorrow, December 30.

This year's commemorative event carries the theme: "Rizal: Haligi ng Bayan.”

City Mayor Ernesto Matugas will lead the commemorative activities which will start at exactly 7 o’clock in the morning followed by the raising of provincial flag by Gov. Sol Matugas.

She will be assisted by Vice Gov. Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr. and the Honorable Members of Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

After which, the raising of the Philippine flag will then be conducted by the city and provincial officials.

Mayor Matugas, Gov. Matugas, 1st District Rep. Francisco Matugas and 2nd District Rep. Guillermo Romarate, Jr. are set to deliver their commemorative messages respectively.

Also, the 30th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army will execute a 21 gun salute at the Luneta Park. A wreath laying and floral offering will then be done by the national, provincial & city officials, department heads, chief of offices, representative of NGOs, socio-civic organizations and other groups.

The activity will close with a community singing of the “Pilipinas Kong Mahal and Ako ay Pilipino” to be led by the City Chorale Ensemble. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo


Report on stolen motorcycles

On December 28, 2010 around 4:40 dawn, Mr Irene Gecane Rosal reported to Butuan City Police Station 3 that his red single XRM motorcycle with no plate number yet (for registration) was stolen by unidentified suspect/s while parked just outside his residence at P-6 Brgy Bancasi, Butuan City.

Around 8:00 AM of the the same date, Miss Jinky Dumanon Lear also reported to Butuan City Police Station 3 that her red XRM single motorcycle with plate number 231 LQ was stolen while it was parked near her residence at P-3 Brgy. Libertad, Butuan City.

BCPS 3 has already sent flash alarm to the nearby PNP units for the possible recovery of the said motorcycles. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

Report on shooting incident

A 35 year old Gold Panner Divino Napida Edroso was shot to death by unidentified gun men at P-4 Brgy Karaos, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur on December 27, 2010 around 3:00 o’clock dawn.

Initial investigation conducted by San Francisco MPS revealed that the victim sustained gun shot wounds at the right portion of his head which caused his instant death while the shooters immediately fled to unknown direction after the incident. Motive of the shooting is yet to be determined by San Francisco MPS. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)
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Cebuano News: Pundo sa 2011 ipasa sa SP-Butua

Ni Michael Imbo

Butuan City - Gipaneguro ni Butuan City Vice Mayor Atty. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun nga ma-aprobahan sa Sanguniang Panlungsod ang pagpasa sa 2011 budget para sa city government, niadtong December 28, 2010.
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Sa pamahayag nga giluwatan ni Vice Mayor fortune kini nagkanayon nga sa dili pa matapos ang tuig ang nasampit nga punod kinahanglan nga mapasa ug ma-aprobahan.

“The Sangguniang Panlungsod, through Acting Vice-Mayor and concurrent Councilor Erwin Dano is trying their best so that our local budget will be approved before the first working day of January 2011 comes," saysay ni Fortun.

Gidugang sa opisyal nga pinal ng gihan-ay sa konseho ang maong pundo aron kini ma-aprobahan. (PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Kapulisan sa Butuan nangandam alang sa pagsaulog sa bag-ong tuig 2011

Ni Michael Imbo

Butuan City - ang kapulisan sa Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) nitug-an nga alerto kini alang sa tanan nga mga posibleng mahitabo lakip na ang pagpakgang sa krimen aron luwas ang pagsaulog sa bag-ong tuig.

Sa pamahayag ni BCPO Police Director Benson Leleng iyang gibutyag nga ang personahe sa kapulisan anaa sa red alert aron mapaneguro niini ang kalinaw sa pagsugat sa bag-ong tuig sulod sa dakbayan sa Butuan.

Gibutyag niini nga adunay mga ginagmay nga kaso sulod sa dakbayan apan kontrolado kini sa ilang pwersa sa kapulisan ug gi-awhag usab niini ang katilingban nga kinahanglan ang kooperasyon aron paspas ang pag-responde sa tanang matang sa dautan.
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DSWD employs convergence framework for a more efficient delivery of social services

By Leah T. Quintana

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has employed a convergence framework for a more efficient delivery of social services.

Director Mercedita P. Jabagat of the Caraga social welfare told partners about the convergence framework during the social welfare and development (SWD) forum held here recently. She also said DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman has been doing a nationwide roadshow to promote the Department’s Convergence Framework.

This convergence framework, according to Jabagat, aims to maximize the impact of DSWD’s poverty reduction programs through an effective targeting system and a holistic community development approach. She said it also aims to empower poor families in marginalized communities by focusing on health and education needs, basic physical infrastructure and livelihood.

“This framework is also known as the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Pathway out of Poverty. It consists of the three (3) key programs of the Department which are: Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS), and Self-Employment Assistance – Kaunlaran (SEA-K),” explained Jabagat.

Jabagat added that with this three-pronged poverty reduction approach of the Department, the deprivation of poor families, especially their right to elementary education and to health, within the context of their right to development is addressed.

The first component aims to secure the chronic poor through protective social services. The DSWD extends social welfare services to the most vulnerable sectors of the poor. It also provides assistance for education and health services through the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, also known as 4Ps. To complement the CCT, microfinance institutions enhance the capacities of the beneficiaries by means of financial literacy programs and increase their security levels through micro insurance and savings facilities. Private sector partners deliver these programs to the beneficiaries through Mutual Benefit Associations (MBAs).

The second component seeks to improve the financial access of the transitional poor through direct support to communities for local development. The key program that responds to the needs of the transitional poor is the community driven development (CDD), also known as KALAHI-CIDSS. As the 4Ps program provides assistance to poor households to avail of education and health services, the KALAHI-CIDSS program provides technical and financial assistance to communities for the construction of social infrastructure projects such as potable water systems, footpaths, bridges, roads, health facilities, day care centers and classrooms. KALAHI-CIDSS sub-projects ensure that the facilities for education and health services are in place. The role of the private sector in this aspect is for skills development, community building and capital augmentation through microfinance.

The third component supports the economically active poor through community driven enterprise development. The DSWD currently provides technical assistance and non-collateral, non-interest loans to the entrepreneurial poor as part of the Self-Employment Assistance – Kaunlaran (SEA-K) Program. The program enables the poor to have access to credit, increase their income, enhance socio-economic skills, and develop positive entrepreneurial values. To support this program, private sector partners complement government initiatives through assistance in the following areas: enterprise development, microfinance, business development services and market matching. (DSWD-13/PIA-Caraga)