(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: 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 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 South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Agusan del Sur intensifies Solid Waste Management practice

by David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, May 11 (PIA) – As part of its comprehensive ecological solid waste management (ESWM) program, a total of 190 functional material recovery facilities (MRF) were built all over the province, according to the 2010 report by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office- LGU. The province has 22 units of garbage compactor trucks for the collection of wastes and garbage.

MRFs are used to recycle waste and also serve as collection point of residual wastes.
The provincial government bought a six-hectare piece of land as eco-park/landfill site.

Since the passage of Philippine Republic Act of 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, the provincial government of Agusan del Sur had initiated projects to promote solid waste management in its 14 municipalities.

The Agusan del Sur Provincial Ecological Solid Waste Management board (PESWM) was created under the chairmanship of Gov. Adolph Edward G. Plaza. In turn, most of the municipal LGUs have also created their respective MESWM. However, most of the MEWSM are not functional, according to PENRO-LGU.

To date, only 10 municipalities have submitted a 10-year ESWM plan to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Environmental Management Bureau Region 13 (DENR-EMB-13).

Only three (3) MLGUs in the province practiced segregation, recycled wastes and operated an eco-park landfill. They are the municipalities of Esperanza, Veruela and Trento. They also operated composting facility for biodegradable wastes.

Esperanza and Veruela have been recognized as national awardees in the year 2009 for their best practices in ESWM such as waste utilization into another product, practice of waste segregation at source, and proper collection and disposal of residual waste and development of eco-park landfill.

For this year, the provincial government has planned to mainstream its support for ESWM implementation through information and education campaign and provision of technical assistance to the MLGUs by conducting municipal ESWM strategic planning workshops. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

DOH sets nationwide fitness event

by Nora CL Molde

BUTUAN CITY, May 11 (PIA) – A nationwide physical fitness activity is set to take place on May 15, with Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) Caraga spearheading the activity here in the region.

The activity, dubbed as “Ehersisyong Pangkalusugn sa Lahat” aims to convey the importance of regular exercise regardless of age and gender.

“In order to prevent, control and reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, which pose a great threat to human health and development, regular exercise is needed,” DOH-Caraga said.

Meanwhile, in relation to the nationwide event, DOH-Caraga in collaboration with the City Government of Butuan through the Batyag Butuan initiative will also have a Hataw Exercise at the Rizal Park at six o’clock in the morning of the same day.

Prior to the Hataw Exercise, a fun walk will be held. The fun walk route will be from CHD Caraga office to Montilla boulevard going towards Macapagal Bridge then back to Montilla boulevard and will end at the city’s Rizal Park. (PIA-Caraga)

Officers’ Ladies Club inks MOA with PRO-13 for the construction of day care center

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, May 11 (PIA) -- The Officers’ Ladies Club has signed a memorandum of agreement with Police Regional Office (PRO) -13 for the construction of a day care center, in a ceremony conducted right after the flag ceremony of PRO-13 in Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, this city.

According to Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga Assistant Regional Director Mita Lim, as soon as the day care center is opened, PRO-13 should make sure that services offered by the center will really benefit those who will be enrolling especially children aged three to five years old.

In her speech as guest of honor, Lim said that children who will be enrolled in the center should be physically fit by giving them food with right nutrients.

Lim also said the children must also be given the opportunity to possess self-confidence by imparting to them the importance of being independent.

Above all, Lim said the children must be taught with right values and attitude that will eventually lead to have self-discipline. “In this way, they will be prepared for the basic education,” the official added.

Furthermore, ARD Lim stressed the importance of the parents’ participation in the development of their children’s education as well as the other agencies if technical assistance is needed.

“This may serve as a tool to prepare the future leaders of this region by equipping them with quality education,” Lim stressed.

The Officers’ Ladies club is an organization of the wives of PNP officials, including the commissioned and non-commissioned officers of the region. (PIA-Caraga)

3,199 trike operators in Surigao Norte to benefit from Public Transport Assistance Program

by FEAbkilan

SURIGAO CITY, May 11 (PIA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Surigao del Norte provincial office said today that around 3,199 tricycle drivers and operators in Surigao del Norte are set to benefit from the P150 Public Transport Assistance or the Pantawid Pasada Program for tricycle drivers and operators.

DILG Provincial Director Domingo Bulabog said these tricycle operators/drivers based in 12 local government units namely, Alegria, Mainit, Tubod, Gigaquit, Claver, Placer, Tagana-an, Bacuag, Dapa, Del Carmen, Gen. Luna and Surigao City are the only identified beneficiaries in the entire province.

It was learned that Surigao City got the biggest share with 2,600 registered franchisees.

Bulabog disclosed that the money is already available at the DILG regional office and a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the DILG and the local government units (LGUs) is still to be finalized and completed within this week.

“The money is already available at our regional office and ready to be released to the LGUs. However, we are still waiting for the MOA between our office and LGUs which will be completed within the week,” said Bulabog.

Each tricycle operators/drivers shall receive a Php 150.00 assistance which may be used to purchase fuel alone from participating gasoline stations. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Surigao del Sur Police Chief orders men to remain on alert

by Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, May 11 – Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Director S/SUPT Julito M. Diray ordered his men to remain on the alert against possible retaliatory attacks by NPA rebels.

Diray’s move was on account of the rebels foiled plan to overrun Lianga Municipal Police Station, the recent sightings of a significant number of NPA insurgents.

On April 28, 15 Lianga policemen along with two soldiers from Philippine Army’s 29th Infantry Battalion were engaged in a firefight with some 100 fully armed NPA combatants for almost two hours.

Two days later, DILG Secretary Jessie Robredo and Chief PP Gen Raul Bacalzo gave them individual “Medalya ng Katapangan” and undisclosed amount of cash award for their gallantry as recommendation for possible spot promotion is also process. (Radyo ng Bayan Tandag/PIA Surigao del Sur)

Surigao del Sur welcomes DILG’s issuance of MC 2011-59

by Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, May 11 – Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel welcomed Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) order discouraging LGU from conducting, organizing and funding activities outside their area of jurisdictions.

Speaking before the employees of the Capitol here during the regular flag ceremony, Governor Pimentel stressed that his administration is bound to implement and comply with it.

However, Pimentel clarified, holding of study tours outside the province, or similar activities anchored on good practices may be allowed. (Radyo ng Bayan Tandag/PIA Surigo del Sur)

City Tourism Council urges public to support Balangay Festival

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, May 11 (PIA) – The City Tourism Council chaired by Atty. Rema Burdeos-Erigbuagas appealed to the local tri-media here to support the month-long activities of this year’s Balangay Festival thru proper and constant information dissemination to the general public in their regular programs.

During the press conference held recently at the city hall here, the City Tourism Council bared highlights of the activities, as follows: BANFA Football Festival on May 14-16 at the Libertad Sports Complex; Lawn Tennis Sports Academy on May 14-15 while the Balik Butuan Testimonial and Partner’s Dinner will also be held at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort with guests and partners from the Balikbayan-butuanons.

On May 17, the ‘Kaliwatan’ Fund Run will be conducted from Rizal Park to the City Hall to be followed with a fancy drill by the PNP/PA SWAT. On the same date, the ABS-CBN Kapamilya will give entertainment through their hosts from ‘Mag-TV’ Cagayan de Oro and singer-actor Sam Conception while at 7pm, the Mutya Hong Butuan Coronation Pageant will be held at the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Gym.

On May 18, a motocross race will be held in Purok 6 Brgy. Malalag while at 7pm, Down to Mars Concert will be witnessed at the FSUU Gym. Also on May 18-31, sports academy like football and Frisbee will be played at the Libertad Sports Complex.

During the Fiesta day on May 19, lined up activities are the following: Balangay Theater Float Parade Competition with synchronized Manobo Dancing; Agusan Youth Congress at the FSUU Gym; Boxing Engkwentro sa Kapitolyo; and SMB Fiesta Party/Bar Tour at the junctions of Rosales St to DBP.

Christian Music and Dance is set on May 20 at the FSUU Gym in time also with the Butuan Central Elementary School (BCES) and Timber City Academy (TCA) Grand Alumni Homecoming.

The city government headed by Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. will lead the Gawad kalinga – Balangayan City Build wherein they will be building houses in Brgy. Pagatpatan. On May 27, the Butuan City-Agusan del Norte Chapter will hold the Dinner for a Cause at the Balanghai Hotel while on May 28, the Miss Silka Caraga will be held at the FSUU Gym.

The 1st Mayor Jun Amante’s Taekwondo Friendship Games will be launched on May 29 at the FSUU Gym while on May 31, the Santacruzan and Flores De Mayo will be conducted at 4pm from Rizal Park to the thoroughfares of the city and end at the St. Joseph Cathedral.

As part of the closing ceremonies on May 31, partner-stakeholders will be recognized and are expected to perform their intermission numbers during the Partners’ Appreciation Night.

With these activities going on, Atty. Erigbuagas calls on public to participate and support all the said activities so that Butuan City will become among the top cities in the countries. She then ended the press conference by saying “no matter how slow or fast we row, as long as we continue to rowing, we can all achieve our aim, and that aim is to make Butuan City one of the top cities in the country.” (PIA-Caraga)

Butuanons to experience Balangay boat voyage in a river cruise

by Diamond Year Cupay

BUTUAN CITY, May 11 (PIA) - As part of the month-long celebration of the Balangay Festival 2011 this May, Butuanons will have the chance to experience the Balangay voyage starting Thursday, May 12, 2011.

According to Jean Navarra, Butuan Global Forum President, the project is not intended primarily to generate profit but for the promotion of the boats as one of the tourist spots, not just in Caraga but also in the Philippines. This will also be an educational activity for Butuanon youth as they learn more about the Balangay boat.

Every cruise can accommodate 30 passengers, with a fee of Php 150.00 per head. The fee will cover the fuel expenses, honorarium for the crew, and other expenses during the trip.

The said activity is headed by the Butuan Global Forum in cooperation with the City Tourism Council as supported by the City government of Butuan.

It can be recalled that the said boat was used by members of Mount Everest Team when they traveled some countries in Southeast Asia during their six-months journey last year, an accomplishment which was placed the group in the front page of national dailies both here and abroad. (PIA-Caraga)

News Feature: New golden rice partners join forces against Vitamin A deficiency

Rice research agencies and the Helen Kellen International (HKI) are working together to reduce blindness and death among children and other vulnerable sectors due to vitamin A deficiency. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and national rice research institutes in Bangladesh are conducting research to further develop and evaluate the golden rice variety.

The golden rice is a unique type of rice that contains beta carotene, a source of vitamin A.
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children. It also impairs immune system function and increases the risk of death from certain childhood diseases.

The Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) have been working with IRRI on Golden Rice for several years. They are leading the development of Golden Rice varieties in their countries.

The Helen Keller International (HKI) is a leading global health organization that reduces blindness and prevents malnutrition worldwide.

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author and political activist who became blind when she was 19 months old. According to Wikipedia, she contracted an illness described by doctors as "an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain", which might have been scarlet fever of meningitis.

Globally, approximately 670,000 children die every year and another 350,000 go blind because they are vitamin A–deficient. According to the World Health Organization stated in its website that Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections. In pregnant women VAD causes night blindness and may increase the risk of maternal mortality.

“IRRI and its partners have been working on Golden Rice for about ten years to develop a safe and effective way to address vitamin A deficiency, prevent blindness, and save lives,” said Dr. Gerard Barry, Golden Rice Network coordinator and IRRI’s Golden Rice project leader. “Our latest stage of work is now supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will bring in HKI – a new partner from the nutrition sector – to further understand how well Golden Rice can reduce vitamin A deficiency.”

HKI has been advocating for the elimination of vitamin A deficiency for more than 40 years, working with governments and other partners to reach those most in need through various interventions.

“The most vulnerable children and women in hard-to-reach areas are often missed by existing interventions that can improve vitamin A status, including vitamin A supplementation, food fortification, dietary diversification, and promotion of optimal breast-feeding,” said Ms. Nancy Haselow, HKI vice president and regional director for Asia-Pacific, who has been designing, implementing, and testing vitamin A delivery programs for more than 20 years.

“We welcome the opportunity to see if Golden Rice is efficacious and can fill the gap in access to adequate vitamin A for all vulnerable groups in a sustainable way,” she added.

According to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, daily consumption of a very modest amount of Golden Rice – about a cup (or around 150 g uncooked weight) – could supply 50 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A for an adult.

“Since a large proportion of vitamin A–deficient children and their mothers reside in rice-consuming populations, particularly in Asia, Golden Rice should substantially reduce the prevalence and severity of vitamin A deficiency, and prevent at least hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths and cases of blindness every year,” said Dr. Alfred Sommer, professor and dean emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Sommer is an internationally acclaimed public health scientist who has been at the forefront of research into vitamin A deficiency, leading major studies that were fundamental to the current understanding of the effect of vitamin A supplementation on mortality, malnutrition, and blindness.

“We are conducting our breeding carefully to make sure that the new golden rice variety retains the same high yield, pest resistance, and excellent grain and eating qualities while helping to address the pervasive problem of vitamin A deficiency in the Philippines,” said Dr. Antonio Alfonso, chief science specialist and Golden Rice team leader at PhilRice.

“I am delighted with our success in breeding a golden rice version of Bangladesh’s most popular rice variety, BRRI dhan29, which we hope will make a substantial contribution to reducing vitamin A deficiency across the country,” said Dr. Alamgir Hossain, principal plant breeder at BRRI.

Golden Rice, which is genetically modified, will be available to farmers and consumers only after it has been approved by national regulatory bodies. This project will also generate and collect safety information related to golden rice for submission to regulators as early as 2013 in the Philippines and 2015 in Bangladesh. Golden rice is expected to cost farmers about the same as other rice, and they will be able to save seeds for replanting.

The inventors of golden rice, Professor Ingo Potrykus and Dr. Peter Beyer, donated the technology in 2000 as a gift for resource-poor farmers in developing countries because of its enormous potential to benefit public health.

This non-profit Golden Rice Project is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, and other donors. (DA-Biotech/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: PPOC meeting sa Agusan del Norte isinagawa

ni Diamond Year Cupay

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 11 (PIA) – Kamakailan lamang ay nagsagawa ng isang pagpupulong ang mga kinatawan ng iba’t ibang sektor, kasama ang PNP, AFP at mga opisyal ng munisipyo kaugnay sa Peace and Order Council (PPOC) sa Agusan del Norte. Tinalakay ng mga kawani ang kanilang mga nagawa sa loob ng unang tatlong buwan sa taong 2011.

Ayon sa ulat ni PNP Agusan del Norte Provincial Director PSSupt Manuel de Guzman Obrera, mula sa mataas na bahagdan ng kriminalidad noong 2010, bumaba na ito sa loob ng unang tatlong buwan ng 2011.

Ito ay dahil sa mahigpit na pagpapatupad ng PNP sa pagpapatrolya sa mga barangay sa probinsya lalo na tuwing hatinggabi kung saan marami ang nababalitang mga krimen ang nagaganap sa mga barangay.

Pinapaniguro din ni Obrera na sa pangkalahatan ang probinsya ng Agusan del Norte at nananatiling payapa.

Ayon naman sa ulat ni Col Romeo Gapuz, Philippine Army 403rd Brigade Commander, ang kanilang tropa ay magsasagawa ng ‘Oplan Bayanihan’ sa probinsya sa loob ng taong ito.

Ipinaalam naman ni LtCol Rommel Erwin Lamzon na ang kanilang tropa ay magsasagawa ng mga medical, dental mission at mga pagpupulong ngayong Hunyo 2011. (PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: S.P. Ordinance No. 3427-2008 sa Butuan, hingpit na’ng ipatuman

ni Christopher E. Simugan

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 11 – Hingpit na’ng ipatuman sa buhatan sa Land Transportation and Traffic Management Office (LTTMO) ang ordinansang gipakanaog sa Sanguniang Panglungsod niadtong Mayo 3, 2008.

Unod sa maong S.P. Resolution No. 3427-2008 ang pag-imposar sa usa ka re-routing scheme alang ngadto sa mga pampublikong sakyanang nagabiyahe gikan sa kasadpang bahin sa atong dapit (West Line: Nasipit, Buenavista, Carmen og uban pa).

Kahinumduman nga inisyal na kining napatuman niadtong nakalabay’ng pipila ka bulan ug sa umaabot Mayo 20, 2011, hugtanon na kining ipatuman sa mga personahe sa LTTMO.

Ang mga pampublikong sakyanan nga makalapas niini pagamultahan og nagkantidad P 3,000 pesos alang sa unang kalapasan ug P 5,000 pesos sa ikaduhang higayon o pagkapreso sulod sa 30 diyas (30 days) pinasikad usab kini sa nakalatid sa nasangpit nga ordinansa.

Gidugang usab nga si kinsa mang opisyal o kawani sa gobyerno nga mopakyas sa pagpatuman niini nga probisyon pagamultahan sa P 5,000 ka pesos isip administrative fines.

Sigon ni Mr. Alfredo Radaza, hepe sa maong buhatan nga nagapadayon na ang ilang dayalogo ngadto sa nagkalain-laing Transport Groups nga maapektuhan kabahin niini. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Pagpadayon sa proyektong “Plant a Million Tree” suportado sa kabarangayan

ni Amandalyn R. Gutierrez

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 11 – Prayoridad karon sa lokal nga panggamhanan ni’ng dakbayan ang pagpananom ug kahoy sa mga nagkadaiyang barangay ning syudad, pinasubay sa “Plant a million tree project” ni Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr.

Mukabat sa 150 ka mga binhi sa kahoy nga narra ug 1,500 binhi sa fruit trees ang gipang apud-apud ngadto sa barangay Tungao ug Barangay Tiniwisan alang sa maong proyekto.

Inubanan sa mga barangay ug Purok Officials, CENRO Staff ug uban pang sektor sa katilingban, daku ang pasalamat sa mga katawhan sa maong mga barangay sa suportang gidalit ni Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. aron maminusan ang kadaot nga nahimo sa nagka-grabeng climate change.

Matud pa, ang maong pinasahing programa ni Mayor Amante nakakuha og positibo nga feedbacks sa mga katawhan dili lamang sa siyudad sa Butuan kung dili lakip na ang mga katawhan sa tibuok Caraga Region. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Siyudad sa Butuan, padayon ang suporta sa Senior Citizens

ni Ritchelle F. Encabo

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 11 – Ang lokal nga panggamhanan ni’ng dakbayan ubos sa pagpangulo ni Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. mapadayunon ang pagsuporta sa mga Senior Citizens ug kamatuoran niini, mobisita ang mga personahe sa Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) sa Brgy. Ampayon karong umaabot nga Biyernes, Mayo 13, 2011.

Sa maong pagbisita, magpahigayon ang maong buhatan og usa ka Health Lecture kabahin sa nagkadaiyang sakit nga sagad pagabati-on sa atong mga katigulangan, libreng medical ug dental Services, exercise demonstration alang sa mga Senior Citizen aron magpabiling himsog ang kalawasan, ug orientation kabahin R.A. 9994 o ang Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.

Kaabag sa maong programa ang mga buhatan sa City Health, City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) ug ang LGU-Butuan City. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: GADCC-Caraga gibutyag ang mga aktibidades alang sa 2nd quarter ni’ng tuiga

ni Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, May 11 (PIA) - Human sa malampuson nga pagselebrar sa buwan sa mga kababayen-an niadtong Marso 2011, ang Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (GADCC) Caraga nga gipanguluhan ni Atty. Marylin Pintor kauban ang mga miyembrong-ahensiya niini bag-ohay palang nga nagkatipok alayon sa GADCC Full Committee 2nd Quarter Meeting.

Sigun ni GADCC chairperson Atty. Marylin Pintor, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Caraga Regional Director, ang usa sa mga gi-propose nga aktibidades para sa ikaduhang quarter niining tuiga mao ang pagpahigayon sa Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development Bill Forum karong umaabot Hunyo 1-2, 2011.

“Pinaagi niining duha ka adlaw nga pagpanagtigum alayon sa Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development Bill Forum karong umaabot Hunyo 1-2, 2011, makahatag kini ug higayon sa mga partisipante nga masabtan pag-ayo kining RH Bill nga ipresentar ni Sen. Liza Hontiveros,” si Pintor nagkanayon.

Nasayran usab nga adunay kapin 200 nga mga partisipante niining paghisgut-hisgot sa RH Bill gikan sa nagkalain-laing buhatan dri sa Caraga.

Samtang gibutyag usab ni GADCC Secretary Mr. Paris Gaballo, GAD focal person sa National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Caraga nga ang GADCC mupahigayon usab niining nagkadaiyang aktibidades sama sa Training on Men Oppose to Violence Everywhere (MOVE) Gender Peace/ Violence against Women and Children (VAWC); Gender Differences Seminar; Final reading of Butuan GAD Code, ug uban pa. (PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Presentasyon sa artistic performance ug casual wear competition sa Mutya Hong Butuan 2011 gipahigayon

ni Jovelyn CataluΓ±a Mejorada

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 11 – Mapasigarbuhong mipasundayag ang siyam ka mga kandidata sa Mutya Hong Butuan 2011 suot ang national costume sa South East Asia sama sa Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand ug ubang lugar sa Pilipinas sama sa Mindanao, Vizayas, Luzon ug ingon man ang traditional costume sa dakbayan sa Butuan ang gibansagang Home of the Balangays ug samtang gipakita ang tagsa-tagsa niini nga mga talento niadtong Mayo 8, 2011 sa Inland Resort Convention Center.

Nahibalo-ang nilutaw usab ang talagsaong kaanyag sa mga nasangpit nga kandidata sa dihang suot na ang casual attire ug mapasigarbohong nagpaila ngadto sa publiko.

Ang maong aktibidad gitambungan ni Vice Mayor Lawrence H. Fortun ni’ng dakbayan, Therese Fortun, Ivy O. Amante, Atty. Rema E. Burdeos ug tanang mga miyembro sa Executive Committee sa City Tourism Council ug uban pang mga bisita.

Masadya ang maong gipahigayon nga indigay sa kaanyag sa dihang isa-isa nang mipaso ang mga kandidata diin tataw nga nakita ug nabati sa mga dalaga ang suporta sa tagsa-tagsa niini nga mga pamilya ug mga kahigalaan.

Ang mamahimong mananaog sa maong artistic performance ug casual wear competition, i-proklamar dungan sa pagahimuong Coronation Night karong Mayo 17, 2011 didto sa Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Gym. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Trainor’s training sa Day Care workers gipahigayon

ni Ritchelle F. Encabo

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 11 - Gipahigayon ang usa ka Trainor’s Training sa Day Care workers sa pagpanguna sa buhatan sa City Social Welfare and Development sa tanang kabarangayan sakop ni’ng dakbayan sa Butuan dili pa lang dugay.

Subay niini, adunay ipahigayon nga Enhancement Training tumong nga mas mapalambo ang kahibalo sa mga magtutudlo aron sa pag-umol sa mga kabataang magtutungha sa kindergarten school pinaagi sa pagbansay sa mga bag-ong pamaagi sa pagmatoto, paspas nga pagpasabot sa mga leksyon ug mga pagtulun-an, nga maoy mahimong lig-on nga pundasyon sa mga gagmay’ng kabataan isip nagatungha sa unang hugna sa ilang pagtuon.

Dugang pa, nahibalo-ang sa umaabot Hunyo ning kasamtangang tuig maglusad usab ang maong buhatan ug orientation sa Day Care Parents Group nga maoy magsilbing kaabag sa mga magtutudlo sa hapsay nga pagpatuman sa maong programa ngadto sa ilang mga kabataan.

Ang maong kalihukan usa sa mga special program sa atong lokal nga panggamhanan aron mapataas ang kalidad sa edukasyon sa mga magtutungha. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Leadership training sa Barangay Bading gipahigayon

ni Amandalyn R. Gutierrez

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 11 (PIA) – Gilaumang 50 ka mga partisipante ang mosalmot sa usa ka “Leadership Training” nga ipahigayon sa umaabot Mayo 13-14, 2011 didto sa barangay Bading, ni’ng dakbayan.

Ang maong pagbansay pagasalmotan sa mga kabataan edad 15-24 anyos, miyembro sa Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) pinaagi usab sa ilang Federation President Ms. Wendelou Enero.

Sa pakighinabi kang Jocelyn Loquete, Social Welfare Assistant sa buhatan sa CSWD, gi-asoy sa opisyal nga lakip nga paga tuki-on sa maong Leadership Training ang Population Awareness and Family Life Orientation ug Moral Recovery Program. Matud pa, gitumbok sa maong pagbansay ang mga kabataan isip maoy mga mahinungdanong elemento sa katilingban.

Atol sa maong pagbansay, ipailawom ang mga partisipante sa upat ka module/leksyon sama sa mosunod, Module 1: Population Development; Module II: Family Relation; Module III: Human Behavior and Social Environment, ug ang pinakaimportante ang Module IV “Life Planning & Decision Making.

Gidugang sa maong opisyal nga sukad natukod ang PYAP pipila na ka tuig ang nakalabay, daghan na sa mga kanhi miyembro niini diin nasangkapan sa maong mga modules, ang nagmalampuson sa ilang tinguha sa kinabuhi.

Sa kasamtangan, adunay 52 ka mga kabarangayan na ang na-organisa diin hugtanon kining ginamonitor sa mga personahe sa CSWD.

Sa umaabot Mayo 15-20 magpadala ang atong dakbayan ug tulo ka representante alang sa nasudnong panagtigum sa PYAP didto sa Catarman, Northern Samar.

Tumong sa maong proyekto nga mapalig-on pa ang mga kabataan sa ilang mga panglantaw ug mahimong hinagiban ang mga pagtulon-an nga ilang nakat-unan sa pagtubag sa nagkalaing-laing hagit sa ilang kinabuhi. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Trainings ug seminar gidumala sa city coop sa Butuan

ni Gerry G. Gabiana

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 11 – Gipasalig sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa syudad sa Butuan ang mga importante’ng pagkat-on ug padayon nga pagtuon pinaagi sa mga trainings ug seminar nga gidumala sa City Cooperative and Enterprises Development Office (CCEDO) uban sa ilang hepe nga si G. Reynaldo Piencenaves.

Gisugdan kini niadtong Abril 16, 2011 ug mulangtod hangtod sa Hunyo 4, 2011. Ang seminar ug trainings sama sa Vehicle Preventive Maintenance (nga kanhi gitawag automotive mechanics) ug ang Electrical Installation Maintenance gipahigayon ang pagbansay-bansay didto mismo sa Motor Pool ni’ng dakbayan. Samtang ang Computer Hardware Servicing gipahigayon usab sa Philippine Electronics and Communications Institute of Technology (PECIT), usa sa mga tulunghaan ni’ng dakbayan.

Tumong niini nga ang tagsa-tagsa ka mga kahanas (skills) ug kahibalo sa mga empleyado madugangan pinaagi sa libreng pagkat-on niining maong trainings ug seminar.

Mokabat sa 90 ka partisipante ang misalmot sa nagkadaiyang pagtuon, kunh diin gipahigayon kini matag Sabado og Domingo nga adlaw. Kining maong pagtuon adunay madawat nga TESDA accreditation, ug kini mao ang NC II, diin gilauman kini nga madawat sa mga partisipante kung mopasar sila sa ipahigayon nga eksaminasyon karong Hunyo 27, 2011. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)