PIA News Service - Tuesday, March 15, 2011

OWWA-Caraga offers libreng tawag to OFWs abroad

By: Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, March 15 (PIA) –- Following the recent calamities and political turmoil which hit some countries abroad, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Caraga Regional Welfare Office on Monday said “Libreng Tawag” (Free Call) is still offered to family members here who wish to call their loved ones abroad.

This, according to Ms. Anette Lovete, OIC of the Program and Services Division of OWWA-Caraga, was conceptualized by OWWA after the series of political conflicts, disasters and calamities were experienced in some parts of the world where OFWs are working.

Ms. Lovete said even during the February 22, 2011 New Zealand earthquake, the free call of OWWA has been initiated.

In a previous interview with OWWA-Caraga Regional Director Marietta Lumawag, the official said employees of OWWA Regional Offices nationwide were advised to be on a 24-hour service to cater to the needs of the families of OFWs.

The directive continued until press time due to the recent calamity which hit Japan Friday afternoon where accordingly, hundreds are missing because of the tsunami. However, Lovete said, as of press time, they have not receive yet list of OFWs who are possibly missing.

In a related development, Lovete confirmed that some displaced workers in the region have already sought the assistance of the Regional Office of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for job-matching in other countries. (PIA-Caraga)

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Rotary Club of Butuan eyes partnership with ACE for golf tourney with a cause

By: Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, March 15 (PIA) -– The Rotary Club of Butuan is again seeking partnership with the Association of Caraga Executives (ACE) in the conduct of the 4th Caraga Executives Open Golf Tournament which is tentatively scheduled this summer.

In a meeting on Monday here, the Rotary Club of Butuan is asking Caraga Region’s group of government executives for the fourth time, to host the said tournament, aimed to generate funds to finish the construction of a new home for street children – the “Balay Silonganan”.

The existing infrastructure of the home for street children in the city is already dilapidated which gave idea to the said organizations to sponsor a golf tournament for which proceeds will be used to put up a new building.

To date, the building has been constructed and finishing touches is set to be made.

The tournament was first conducted in Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club in Cagayan de Oro City in 2008; followed in Apo Golf and Country Club, Inc. in Davao City on April 24-26, 2009. Last year, the tournament was held back in Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club in Cagayan de Oro City on March 19-21, 2010.

ACE is an organization of heads of offices from different government agencies in Region 13 which aims to further professionalize the corps of CESOs and eligibles for which the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Caraga Region is one of the active member agencies.

The ACE members do not only provide financial assistance through the members’ contribution to civic groups’ programs but also undertake outreach programs for the less privileged sector of the society.

This year’s roster of officers is headed by Atty. Rene K. Burdeos, Regional Director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). (PIA-Caraga)

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P16 M earmarked for agriculture production in Ag Sur

By: David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, March 15 (PIA) –- The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) will spend around P16 Million for the second quarter in order to extend both technical and material assistance to farmers to enhance food production from diversified farming to veterinary products, including job generation and tourism.

According to PAO chief Armando Lagumbay, the PAO will be spending some P5M for diversified farming alone for the second quarter, and another around P5M for agricultural enhancement for growth and productivity.

“One of the projects that we give more attention this second quarter is the multi-purpose drying pavement (MPDP) that will be scattered in selected municipalities province-wide. With this kind of weather we presently experience, our farmers really need these dryers,” Lagumbay said.

For the second quarter, the MPDP project alone will cost P1.3M. The PAO also set aside another P1,062,500 for the soil laboratory where technical agriculturist would examine soil samples in order that lands will be planted with the right crops.

Some projects given focused for the agricultural enhancement for growth and productivity are the pump irrigation open source/ shallow tube well with P25,000 budget, packet post harvest facilities with P18,000, fruit production with 512,000, banana production with P320,200 budget, abaca, cutflower and coffee and cacao with P577,175, inland fish production with P137,770, support to organic farming worth P100,000, meat processing with P500,000 budget and support to special projects worth P343,819.

For the Provincial Veterinary Office, eight projects are identified the second quarter, including animal dispersal which will total to around P2.6M. For the Agusan Sur Economic Research and Business Assistance Center which will focus on livelihood employment and assistance program and the rehabilitation of water supply level III-PWS, the PAO has set aside another P465,828. PAO has also budgeted P750,000 for the establishment of Agusan Marsh Ecolodge for the second quarter. The project is expected to be completed this year. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

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CSU website among the top 5 in the 12th Philippine Web Awards

BUTUAN CITY, March 15 – The Caraga State University (CSU) website has been chosen as one of the top five semifinalists in the 12th Philippine Web Awards (PWA) in the schools category.

CSU was named one of the top five semifinalists when PWA released its list of semifinalists in all categories in their website last March 4, 2011.

This is the first time that the CSU website joined the Philippine Web Awards, a competition for the best websites in the country. The Philippine Web Awards is a yearly event that “annually recognizes the best Filipino-created websites and honors the individuals and teams behind them.” The CSU website is the only website from Butuan City and from Mindanao and the Visayas Regions that was included in the list of semifinalists in the school category.

The selection of the semifinalists was made according to the following criteria: design, technology used, content, functionality, and originality.

As published in the PWA website, the nomination period began Sept. 1, 2010 and ended last February 15, 2011. CSU barely made it to the nomination period when it registered its website only in the 3rd week of January this year. The initial deadline of nomination was last January 25. All entries went through the elimination round which ended on March 3 last week.

Similar to the past PWA’s, the public then can choose their bets among the semifinalists for the People’s Choice Award through online and SMS voting. The five selected websites after the semifinal round, who will compete for the Judges’ Choice Awards, will be judged by an elite panel that will include web design gurus and top IT journalists. The semifinal and final rounds will run from March 7 to 18 and March 21 to April 7, 2011 respectively.

The online voting for the People's Choice Award began last March 10, 2011 through their website: http://peopleschoice.philippinewebawards.com. For a school to win, or in this case for CSU to win, all who wish to vote should visit the website mentioned above beginning March 10 until the voting ends on April 7 this summer.

Among the previous winners in the schools category were De La Salle University (Manila), De La Salle University – Dasmarinas (Cavite), Mapua Institute of Technology (Manila), Endurun Colleges (Manila), Don Bosco Technical College (Manila) and current heavyweights and semifinalists STI (Manila) and Aquinas University.

The Philippine Web Awards categories include: arts and portfolio, blogs, community and portal, e-business, schools, personal, lifestyle and leisure, corporations, foundations and organizations, news, zines and entertainment, and SMEs

The CSU website participated the competition with the consent and approval of Dr. Joanna B. Cuenca, CSU President. It was developed and is currently being maintained by the staff of the ICT Center led by its director Dr. Rolyn C. Daguil and the website administrator Engr. Jeffrey T. Dellosa.

CSU hopes to earn the coveted People's Choice and the Judges' Choice Awards. It can be recalled that in 2009, the website of the provincial government of Agusan del Norte was named People’s Choice Award in the same competition. (CSU/PIA-Caraga)

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I-RICE: a clear manifestation of government’s concern on nutrition – Mayor Amante

by: Nora Cl Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 15 (PIA) -- "The I-RICE project is a clear manifestation of the government’s concern for the nutrition of our people," says Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. during the launching of the Iron Fortified Rice (I-RICE) Tuesday at the National Food Authority (NFA) Agusan del Norte provincial office, this city.

Mayor Amante in his I-Talk (Inspirational talk) expressed his congratulations and gratitude to NFA regional director Javier P. Lozada, Jr. for launching the I-RICE in our region. With the launching, he said, the can be able to provide consumers with the I-RICE, which can supply 50% of the daily requirements of our body needs. The other 50% will be taken from the food we eat like green leafy vegetables.

"We should intensify all our efforts to bring back the integrity and image of the government to re-invent the concept for the people to be interested that they will buy this concept," Mayor Amante said.

He also said that micronutrient deficiency has always been a problem, not only in Butuan Cty, but also all over the country, and thus, the I-RICE, a government investment will help lessen and even solve micronutrient deficiency.

Mayor Amante also added that the city of Butuan would do its part to support the government’s initiative in addressing the deficiency on micronutrients by also giving support to the I-RICE program of the government.

"The availability of fortified rice will greatly help us address nutrition-related problems by utilizing it in our barangay feeding projects and other nutrition-related activities," Mayor Amante added.

He even encouraged the NFA and the Department of Agriculture to come with other similar experiments as the I-RICE project because he said, the health of our city depends on the health of our citizenry.

The re-launching of the I-RICE is a nationwide activity of the NFA and was initially introduced in the market sometime in 2004. Their specific targets then were the sectors having prevalence of anemia. This sector are mostly infants, elderly, pregnant and lactating mothers. The re-launching of the I-RICE will now target the larger sectors of the society.

I-RICE or Iron Fortified Rice is a mixture of white milled rice and I-MIX or iron premix processed through fortification. Fortified rice helps to replace nutrients lost during milling process. (PIA-Caraga)

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ANECO board faces local tri-media in Butuan

By: Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 15 (PIA) – The Agusan del Norte Electric Cooperative (ANECO) board of directors with the General Manager Horacio Santos convened recently in a press conference dubbed as “The ANECO President Speaks”.

This was launched in response to the proposed conversion of ANECO from non-stock/non-profit to a stock/profit electric cooperative, which also includes updates and related aspects on the main issue of conversion, held at the ANECO Multi-Purpose Hall, this city.

It can be recalled that series of forum have already been conducted in various municipalities in Agusan del Norte and barangays in Butuan City regarding this issue, and in order to continuously inform the member-consumers and enhance their understanding members of the board faced the local tri-media here and answered all their queries and clarifications.

When asked about the conduct of the referendum, President-Board of Director Dioscoro Boco stressed that it should be initiated by the member-consumers since they are the highest making body, and the board only ranked second.

“A referendum should only contain two questions for the member-consumers to vote. Member-consumers could vote: YES for the registration of our electric cooperative with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) as provided in the Republic Act 9520 otherwise known as the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008; or NO, I do not want to register our electric cooperative with CDA,” Boco emphasized.

Also, GM Horacio Santos cited the advantages and disadvantages if ANECO will be converted into a stock/profit cooperative under the CDA.

Santos said that it is more advantageous on their part as ANECO officials if the conversion will be realized if only to consider the increase of their salaries/allowances but since it is not their main purpose; they push for a non-stock/profit and service oriented because they want to continuously deliver excellent services to its clientele.

“ANECO management is advocating transparency and accountability of its services and resources especially that the National Electrification Administration (NEA) is strict in implementing its rules and regulations. Personnel of electric cooperatives under NEA is given appropriate reprimands if found accountable on any violation against laws provided for electric cooperatives,” said Santos.

Meanwhile, Boco thanked all the media personalities present during the press conference and recognized their efforts in disseminating legitimate and pertinent information to the public.

“Thank you to all our media-partners for continuously disseminating relevant information to the general public, and for giving us time to speak before you to clarify issues and concerns on the proposed conversion of our electric cooperative – ANECO from non-stock/non-profit cooperative into a stock/profit cooperative that has also been the subject of the campaign of few proponents,” said Boco.

Board of Directors present during the press conference are as follows: Dir. Romeo Romarate (Northeast Butuan); Dir. Leonardo Cruza (District Magallanes); Dir. Leoncia Hernandez (District Cabadbaran); Dir. Alberto Parajes (District Buenavista); Dir. Florante Perez (District Tubay); Dir. Gilberto Enriquez (Northwest Butuan); and Executive Vice-President of the Board – Dir. Samuel Carampatana.

ANECO has been formed in accordance with the provisions of Presidential Decree 269 under the NEA. It was incorporated on February 12, 1977 and has its central office in Butuan City with two area offices in the municipalities of Cabadbaran and Nasipit, both in Agusan del Norte, and two sub-offices in Buenavista and Tungao. (PIA-Caraga)

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DILG enjoins local officials to conduct activities for the 2011 Synchronized Barangay Assembly Day

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 15 - The Department of the Interior and Local Government has issued Memorandum Circular No. 2011-28 dated February 24, 2011 enjoining local officials to conduct activities for the Synchronized Barangay Assembly Day for the first semester of CY 2011 pursuant to Proclamation No. 342 and Section 397 (b) of the Local Government Code. The barangay assembly will be held on March 26, 2011 and will be participated by residents of the barangay who are fifteen (15) years of age or over and Filipino citizens.

The barangay officials are encouraged to undertake activities before the assembly date in order to create awareness and generate participation among the residents like preparation of posters or banners and hanging of streamers in at least two (2) conspicuous places in their respective barangays.

Among the activities to be undertaken during the assembly date on March 26, 2011 include: presentation of accomplishment and financial reports from July to December 2010; discussion on barangay based institutions, disaster preparedness of the barangay, compliance to DILG MC No. 2010-122 re Guidepost in Promoting and Sustaining Barangay Good Governance, compliance to MC No. 2010-149 re Posting of Barangay Budget Statement of Income and Expenditures and other Barangay Financial Transactions and Annual Procurement Plan, environmental issue to include the production of at least 25,000 seedlings ready for the nationwide synchronized planting on June 25, 2011 during the Philippine Arbor Day in connection with the National Greening Program, Billion Trees Program, and other problems and concerns affecting the barangays particularly on solid waste management.

All city and municipal Mayors, in their exercise of general supervision over component barangays, as provided for in Section 32 of the LG Code, shall ensure that the barangays will comply with the guidelines in the conduct of the Synchronized Baranagay Assembly Day. (Mary Christine Anthonette M. Salise, DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)

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Palarong Pampook 2011 update: Agusan Sur demolishes Surigao City, 1-0

SURIGAO CITY, March 15 (PIA) –- Playing with high intensity, Jerome Carnote of Agusan del Sur football team demolished Surigao City football team as he exploded a seizing center kick that fashioned all 1-0 in the secondary football game at the provincial sports complex, March 14 in the afternoon.

Yellow athletes of Agusan del Sur showed shocking techniques that slowly crushed the defense of royal blue athletes of Surigao City. One athlete from Surigao City vomited at the height of the game in the first half due to the stinking smell of the muddy field. A yellow card was raised when Peter John Japona of Agusan del Sur committed a physical foul against his opponent. This foul did not overpower Carnote as he snatched a goal by a fearless center kick.

Surigaonons strived hard to bag a goal but Agusan del Sur did not gave them a chance and reigned the first half, 1-0.

The second half of the game harvested zero point for both teams ending up with a score of 1-0 in favor of Agusan del Sur.

Agusan del Sur football team is advancing to the championship round with a twice-to-beat of the winner of the next game. (Kristoff Polo Mosquito/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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BIR kicks-off 2011 tax campaign in Butuan

By: Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, March 15 (PIA) -– The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region No. 17 here will kick-off the 2011 tax campaign this afternoon in one of the local hotels, this city.

Anchored on the theme: “Buwis mo para sa bagong Pilipinas,” (Your tax for the new Philippines) the activity will be highlighted by a motorcade at 1:00 o’clock around the city. Afterwhich, BIR Regional Director Norberto Vitug is set to present the agency’s collection performance in 2010.

Accordingly, BIR Region No.17, CARAGA for the Year 2010 collected a total amount of P2,654,753,249.72 as against its assigned goal of P 2,580,959,000.00. Thus, the region exceeds its goal by 2.86% or the amount of P73,794,249.72. Collections versus Collections for the same year, BIR CARAGA posted a growth rate of 20.42% equivalent to an increased total amount of 545,229,529.40

Also, the BIR Director will be presenting the 2011 major initiatives. For the year 2011, BIR CARAGA has a tentative Goal of about P3.3 billion, an increase of 25% over actual collections last year, it was learned. (PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Mayor Amante nakigsalo sa mga kabataan sa adlaw sa iyang natawhan

BUTUAN CITY, Marso 15 --Atol sa iyang adlaw nga natawhan niadtong March 12, 2011, gipili ni Halangdong Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr nga iselebrar kini kauban ang mga kabataan sa mga kabarangayan.

Tulo ka barangay ang giduaw ni Mayor Amante uban ang iyang asawa ug mga anak, ang Barangay Limaha, San Vicente ug Bancasi, diin nag-apod-apod siya og gatas, sandwiches ug juices ngadto sa mitambong nga mga kabataan.

Matud pa niya nga sa ka-simple sa iyang gidalit, iyang paningkamutan nga makahatag siya og serbisyo nga malahutayon aron makab-ot ang kalambuan sa dakbayan.

Mainiton usab siya nga gidawat sa mga Kapitanes ug mga kagawad sa maong mga barangay isip timaan sa ilang suporta ngadto kaniya. (Amandalyn R. Gutierrez, PIO-Butuan City/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Palarong Pampook 2011 pormal nga gibuksan sa Surigao City

BUTUAN CITY, Marso 15 -- Pormal nang gibuksan ang 14th Regional Athletic Meet niadtong Marso 13, 2011 didto sa Surigao City Sports Complex. Kini nga madasigong pagbukas gitambungan sa nagkadaiyang opisyales gikan sa mga munisipyo ug syudad nga sakop sa Caraga ug ni Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad isip pinasidunggang dinapit.

Daku ang pasalamat ni Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas sa dakung delegasyon nga mipartisipar sa maong kalihokan uban sa tanang Mayor nga gikan sa Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Bislig City, Dinagat Island, Siarigao, Surigao Del Sur, Surigao City ug Surigao Del Norte.

Ang mga delegado sa Dakbayan sa Butuan dasig ug sadya nga nagpadungog sa ilang Chant dungan sa opening ceremony ilabina kay personal silang giubanan sa atong Halangdong Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr nga maoy nagpataas sa kumpyansa sa mga batang magdudula, kauban sila Bise Mayor Lawrence Fortun, SP Jaime Cembrano sa Committee on Tourism and Good Governance, SP Erwin Dano sa Committee on Education ug ni Mr. Jay Rivero sa Butuan City Sports Office.

Naghatag usab sa suporta ang DEPED Butuan City Division pinangunahan ni Schools Division Superintendent Marilou Dedumo uban sa mga coaches aron maoy mugiya sa kapin 401 ka delegado niini nga Palaro.

Gitapos ang maong programa sa pag-pasiga sa Palaro Torch ug engrandeng Fireworks Display. (Ritchelle Encabo, PIO-Butuan City/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Free medical check-up sa Brgy. Holy Redeemer gipahigayon

BUTUAN CITY, Marso 15 -- Nagpahigayon ang Opisina sa City Mayor pinaagi sa Butuan Medical Center og libre nga medical check-up sa mga katawhan sa Barangay Holy Redeemer karong adlawa, March 14, 2011 didto sa Barangay Covered Court.

Duha ka specialista nga mga doktor ang nidangat sa Barangay Holy Redeemer, sila si Dr. Jamer Legaspi ug Dr. Joan Janao nga gikan pa sa Cagayan De Oro aron muhatag sa libreng konsulta ug check-up kalabot sa Cataract Watery Eyes Blurred Vision.

Daku ang pasalamat ug kalipay sa mga residente sa Barangay Holy Redeemer sa gihatag nga dakung pagtagad sa atong Halangdong Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. ngadto sa ilang medical nga panginahanglanon. (Amandalyn R. Gutierrez, PIO-Butuan City/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Kapari-an sa Surigao del Sur mipagawas ug pamahayag bahin sa Peace and Order

SURIGAO DEL SUR Marso 15 - Kaparian sa Surigao del Sur gipanguluhan ni Bishop Nerio Odchimar, nga kasamtangang CBCP president, mibutyag ug opisyal nga pamahayag kabahin sa sunod-sunod nga pagpamatay dili palang dugay ning dakbayan sa Tandag.

Kahibaloan, nga 2 ang naangol ug mokabat sa upat ang biktima sulod lamang sa lima ka adlaw dili pa lang dugay, ug hangtud ning pagsulat wala pay motibo nga ikabutyag ang PNP ug padayon pa kining giimbistigahan matud pa.

Ang gihimong pamahayag sa mga kapari-an usa lamang ka pagpakabana sa nahitabo ug kini matud pa usa ka propetanhong tahas sa usa ka demokrasya nga katilingban.

Ang kaparian sa Surigao del Sur ug sa tibuok nasud nagpadayag nga sila supak gayud sa abuso sa droga ug ingon man kinasingkasing nga kaluoy ngadto sa mga biktima sa drug addiction.

Sa laing bahin, sumala pa sa pamahayag, “nakita nga murag walay paglihok o adunay hingpit nga pagpakyas sa pagpahunong o pagsugpo sa pagpamatay sa atong mga kaigsoonan, kung diin matud pa midason na hinoon kini ngadto sa mapangahas og walay kahadlok nga matang sa pagpatay dili lamang sa mga gitoohan nga gabaligya sa droga, apil na usab kadtong adunay atraso o gikapungtan sa maong vigilantes”.

Kabahin niini, Si Tandag Mayor Alexander Pimentel una ng namahayag nga walay vigilante dinhe sa Tandag, ug ang mga pagpamatay nga nahitabo “Isolated cases” lamang matud pa. Tungod niini, hugot nga gipatuman ang curfew or “Safety hours” gikan sa alas 11 sa gabei hangtud sa alas 4 sa kadlawon kung diin ang mga minor de edad gibawalan nga makit an sa gawas sa panimalay nga kasagaran maoy biktima sa mga druga ug uban pang pagpangabuso. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

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Cebuano News: Kapari-an sa Surigao del Sur mipagawas ug pamahayag bahin sa Peace and Order

SURIGAO DEL SUR Marso 15 - Kaparian sa Surigao del Sur gipanguluhan ni Bishop Nerio Odchimar, nga kasamtangang CBCP president, mibutyag ug opisyal nga pamahayag kabahin sa sunod-sunod nga pagpamatay dili palang dugay ning dakbayan sa Tandag.

Kahibaloan, nga 2 ang naangol ug mokabat sa upat ang biktima sulod lamang sa lima ka adlaw dili pa lang dugay, ug hangtud ning pagsulat wala pay motibo nga ikabutyag ang PNP ug padayon pa kining giimbistigahan matud pa.

Ang gihimong pamahayag sa mga kapari-an usa lamang ka pagpakabana sa nahitabo ug kini matud pa usa ka propetanhong tahas sa usa ka demokrasya nga katilingban.

Ang kaparian sa Surigao del Sur ug sa tibuok nasud nagpadayag nga sila supak gayud sa abuso sa droga ug ingon man kinasingkasing nga kaluoy ngadto sa mga biktima sa drug addiction.

Sa laing bahin, sumala pa sa pamahayag, “nakita nga murag walay paglihok o adunay hingpit nga pagpakyas sa pagpahunong o pagsugpo sa pagpamatay sa atong mga kaigsoonan, kung diin matud pa midason na hinoon kini ngadto sa mapangahas og walay kahadlok nga matang sa pagpatay dili lamang sa mga gitoohan nga gabaligya sa droga, apil na usab kadtong adunay atraso o gikapungtan sa maong vigilantes”.

Kabahin niini, Si Tandag Mayor Alexander Pimentel una ng namahayag nga walay vigilante dinhe sa Tandag, ug ang mga pagpamatay nga nahitabo “Isolated cases” lamang matud pa. Tungod niini, hugot nga gipatuman ang curfew or “Safety hours” gikan sa alas 11 sa gabei hangtud sa alas 4 sa kadlawon kung diin ang mga minor de edad gibawalan nga makit an sa gawas sa panimalay nga kasagaran maoy biktima sa mga druga ug uban pang pagpangabuso. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

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Cebuano News: Illegal nga droga dayag nga problema, matud pa sa simbahang Katoliko

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Marso 15 -- Klaro sa pamahayag nga diin gitumbok ang illegal nga droga ang dayag nga problema nga nakagamot diha sa kakabos diin dali ang pagsanay sa drug pusher ug drug user, matud pa.

Gihagit sa maong pamahayag ang pang-gamhanan ug namunuan sa Gobyerno nga mohatag ug pagtagad sa ekonomekanhong kalisod sa mga kabus ug pagdala kanila ngadto sa madagayaong kinabuhi. Ang paghatag ug programang panginabuhian nga dili makayatak sa katungod ug kaayuhan sa katawhan, sumala pa.

Nahibaloan, nga ang atong local nga panggamhanan sa probinsiya pinaagi sa atong Gobernador nga si Hon. Johnny Pimentel nakig alayon sa ubang ahensiya ug sector aron matutukan ang maong problema.

Kahinumduman nga ang Foundation of Rural Enterprise and Ecology Development Of Mindanao (FREEDOM) nakasulod na usab sa atong probinsya ug dako ang suporta sa atong gobernador sa programang ipahigayong sa matag Local Government unit ang Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Program (RuMEPP). Kini nga programa mopahigayon ug ubay ubayng livelihood trainings ug motabang usab sila unsaon pagpalambo nga magmalahutayon ang negosyo.

kalabot niini, kasamtangan gipahigayon karon ang usa sa programa ni Gov. Pimentel ang “JTP” kon Jobs thru Tech-Voc Program pinaagi sa TESDA nga ubay ubay na ang naka nakatapos niini sa unang batch. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)