PIA News Service - Saturday, Feb.5, 2011

PRC Butuan assures continued service

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 5 –- The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), one of the offices burned when the old City Hall building of Butuan was razed by fire early Friday morning, Feb. 4, assures continued service to the public.

This office was temporarily transferred to the conference hall of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Agusan del Norte Provincial Office, in front of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Caraga.

In an interview, PRC Regional Dir. Estrella Malik said everyone who filed their application last Thursday, February 3, may come back for the reconstruction of their application on Monday, Feb. 7 at the new location of the office.

The applicants are requested to bring their receipt with them as proof of payment.

PRC announces that the following services application for examination, renewal of licenses, authentication and certification are still available.

Meanwhile, those who have already filed for renewal of license are requested to bring their claim stub with them for the reconstruction of their application.

Several offices were gutted down by fire and no document, equipment or furniture were saved in the incident. The city government and authorities are still conducting an investigation on the cause of fire. (Sheila Mercado/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Probinsya sa Surigao Norte padayon sa pagpanghatag ug mga relief goods sa mga kamunispyuhan

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, Feb. 5 (PIA) – Ang probinsya inubanan sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Provincial Social Service Office (PSSO), Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) ug uban pa nga mga buhatan ang nagpadayon sa pagpagnhatag ug mga relief goods didto sa mga kamunisipyuhan nga nahimong apektado sa sunod-sunod nga pag-ulan lakip na ang pagbaha sa pipila ka mga lugar.

Basi sa nakuha nga report gikan sa buhatan sa DSWD, ang munisipyo sa Mainit adunay 10 ka sako sa NFA Rice ug 10 usab ka kahon nga mga canned goods ang gipanghatag, sa Tubod 10 ka sako sa NFA rice ug 10 usab ka kahon sa canned goods. Sa Tagana-an, 10 ka sako nga NFA rice ug 10 ka kahon usab nga canned goods. Sa lungsod sa Alegria, 10 ka sako nga NFA rice ug 15 ka boxes nga canned goods, sa Malimono adunay 30 ka boxes nga mga canned goods ug 10 ka sako sa NFA rice.

Samtang sa isla sa Siargao, sa report nga nakuha niadtong Peb. 2, ang bugas mao ang nauna nga gipanghatag tungod kay nauna naman kini ug pagpadala ngadto sa mga kamunisipyuhan nga apektado, ang mga canned goods usab ang kagahapon nga adlaw pa lamang nahatag.

Sa lungsod sa Sta. Monica, 14 ka sako nga NFA rice ug 40 ka boxes nga canned goods ang nahatag.Sa Dapa, adunay 20 ka sako nga NFA rice ug 50 boxes ka mga canned goods. Sa Del Carmen, 20 ka sako nga NFA rice ug 50 boxes nga canned goods, Gen. Luna 20 ka sako nga NFA rice ug 50 ka kahon nga canned goods. Sa Socorro, 20 ka sako sa NFA rice ug 53 boxes sa canned goods ang nahatag. Sa San Benito, 14 ka sako sa NFA rice ug 30 ka boxes sa canned goods, Pilar 14 ka sako nga NFA rice ug 40 ka boxes sa canned goods samtang sa lungsod sa Burgos ang adunay 14 ka sako sa NFA rice ug 30 ka boxes sa canned goods.

Dugang pa nga ang proseso sa ilang pagpanghatag ang nagbsai kung pila ang nahimong ihap sa pamilya nga apektado, tumong niini para walay pamilya nga magmahay. (Surigao del Norte Provincial Information Center/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Flashfloods hit 20,537 families in Surigao Nor, Gov orders creation of Task Force Samaritan

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, Feb. 5 (PIA) – A total of 30,351 families or 155,029 individuals from 270 barangays were affected by the recent flashfloods brought about by the torrential rains that hit the entire province.

Recent data from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) revealed that landslides were reported in the barangay Bugas-bugas in the municipality of Placer, barangays Magtangali and Karihatag in Malimono, barangay Mabuhay in Sison, barangays Bonifacio and Rizal in Surigao City.

Damages to agriculture and infrastructure reached an estimated amount of P290 Million.

The death toll from floods rose to six this morning. Three miners from Malimono identified as Carlito Benocilla, Jr. 26 yrs old; Raymund Bonotan, 25 yrs old and Romeo Boboy, 18 yrs old were reportedly killed in a landslide in Malimono. One fisherman identified as Rodel Vertical, 35 yrs old from Socorro died from drowning.

Meantime, to properly address the needs of the evacuees and synchronize the relief operations of the province, Gov. Sol Matugas ordered the creation of a Task Force Good Samaritan or “Team Samaritan” composed of the business sector, private & government sector, mining corporation, socio-civic organization and non-government organizations.

As of February 4, Taganito Mining Corporation, Philex Mining and Silangan Mining Corporation have already donated P1 Million to the provincial government. (Susil Ragas, PIA-Surigao del Norte)