PIA News Service - Saturday, 27, 2011

One Mindanao: Bridging communication and news exchange among islands

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, August 27 (PIA) --
In an effort to bridge the communication and news exchange among regions in Mindanao, a newsletter sent through cyberspace technology has been born.

“One Mindanao,” a name conceptualized by Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director-General Atty. Jose A. Fabia signifies the unity of the regional offices to bring the good news and government information to the public.
“The e-newsletter promotes peace, unity and progress. As the name implies, One Mindanao is aimed to significantly contribute in achieving peace, unity and progress among Mindanaoans,” according to Abner M. Caga, PIA Northeastern Mindanao Information Cluster Head and concurrent Regional Director of PIA-Caraga.

The e-newsletter’s maiden was released last Monday, August 15, 2011, in time with the first year anniversary of Atty. Fabia when he assumed as Director-General of PIA, and send to considerable number of recipients in Caraga Region.

According to Caga, with the current clustering of regional offices, “the two clusters from Mindanao agreed to make the electronic newsletters of the five regions into one to bridge the communication and exercise information exchange of the island, an in compliance with the directive of DG Fabia.”

The said e-newsletter is sent to a number of recipients per regional office of PIA.

Dir. Caga further said “One Mindanao” was conceptualized not only to bring the good news of the government to the general public but also to show that all the regional offices in the island are united, thus, aiming for a one common vision – to be of service to the Mindanaoans through timely, accurate and reliable information.

Meanwhile, the northeastern Mindanao cluster head noted that the electronic newsletter has the advantage of delivering the material to the personal e-mail addresses of the recipients, thus, disseminating the information personally through the use of cyberspace technology (e-mail), “This is like delivering the e-newsletter to the recipients with a sense of personal touch,” Caga said.

Also, with the five Regional Offices having significant number of recipients, Caga said the information of the government’s thrusts and programs are widely disseminated compared to dailies, as copies of it are only limited. “For the reader’s part, the e-newsletter is free of charge,” Caga added.

Caga stressed the e-newsletter is also supported by the concept that the government’s news and information on a specific day, will only be read in daily papers on the following day. “With One Mindanao, news and information from the national government and all regions in the island can be read on the evening of that same day when the event happened,” he said.

But why use a host website? Dir. Caga explained the use of a host website (http://issuu.com) is to advance the e-newsletter to a higher level as it can flip pages one after the other, rather than using the traditional one where a .pdf file will be browsed vertically. In this way, Caga said, it gives justice to the name “e-news,” an automated newsletter for which pages can be flipped right at the screen of the computer. The host website is free of charge.
With these developments, Caga stressed the concept of the newsletter is still present, complied and fulfilled. “We must not stop learning and discovering techniques using modern technologies to maintain the niche that PIA has,” he said. (RER/PIA-Caraga)


Surigao del Sur to launch massive anti-drug campaign

by Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA) -- The provincial government of Surigao del Sur is set to launch a massive anti-drug campaign on September 2, 2011.

The campaign is dubbed “JYES Kontra Droga” or “Johnny Yes Kontra Droga.”

Gov. Johnny Pimentel, chair of the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC), enjoined all the city and municipal mayors, Vice-Mayors, Barangay Chairmen, SK Federation Presidents and other concerned officials to attend the event at the Capitol Seminar Hall.

Pimentel also asked said officials for their full support by holding seminars, lectures, and the like.

Further, Gov. Pimentel urged for the reactivation of the respective Anti-Drug Abuse Councils or Committees of the province. (Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano News: Pangulong Aquino mobisita sa People’s Republic of China

ni Susil Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, August 27 (PIA) -- Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III mobisita sa nasod China karong Agosto 30 hangtod Septyembre 3, 2011 aron pagpausbaw sa relasyon tali sa duha ka mga nasod, ang Department of Foreign Affairs mi-anunsyo niini niadtong kagahapong adlawa Miyerkules.

Atol sa press briefing didto sa MalacaƱang, si Assistant Secretary for Asia and Pacific Affairs Cristina Ortega miingon ang pagbisita sa Pangulo didto sa mga syudad sa Beijing, Shanghai ug Xiamen mopatugbaw sa “the centuries-old friendship between the Philippines and China, and our desire to promote more exchanges and better understanding between our peoples.”

“The State Visit will further strengthen the 36 years of friendship and mutually beneficial relations between the Philippines and China,” si Ortega miingon.

“The visit hopes to push for more trade, investment, media, culture, education and tourism exchanges between both sides. It will also showcase the Philippines as an attractive and profitable business destination,” dugang pa niya.

Si Ortega mibutyag nga usa sa mga aktibedades nga atenderan sa Pangulo atol sa iyang pagbisita lakip ang pakigpulong kang Pangulong Hu Jintao, Premiere Wen Jiabao ug Chairman Wu Bangguo sa National People’s Congress.

Ang Pangulo mao usab ang manguna sa tulo ka importanteng tapok: ang Philippine-Chinese Economic and Trade Forum sa Beijing, High Level Forum uban ang Yangtze River Delta Government Officials and Business Enterprises sa Shanghai, ug ang Philippine-Fujian Business Conference sa Xiamen.

Luyo niini, ang Pangulo mopahigayon og one-on-one miting uban ang mga pinili nga negosyanteng Chinese aron pagpasiugda sa government Public Private Partnership (PPP) program.

Siya usab mo apil sa Filipino community sa matag syudad nga nahisgutan aron personal nga makuha ang kinatibuk-ang nilang kahimtang.

Si Ortega mingon nga adunay 12,700 ka mga Filipino ang nagpuyo ug nanarbaho sa mga nagkalain-lain syudad sa PROC.

Ang diplomatika nga relasyon tali sa Pilipinas ug China namugna niadtong Hunyo 9, 1975 ug sukad niadto, ang China mao nay ika-tulong pinakadakong trading partner ug ika-upat nga pinakadakong tinubdan sa turismo og usab isip ika-upat nga pinakadakong tinubdan sa development assistance. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: Tumong ug tinguha sa PLEB, gibutyag

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA) -- Hinanaling kasulbaran sa mga kaso may kalambigitan sa pagpangabuso gamit ang posisyon isip pulis batok sa sibilyan. Mao kini ang tumong ug tinguha sa Peoples Law Enforcement Board kun PLEB, kini namugna sumala sa Republic Act 6975 ug Republic Act 8551.

Ang mga sumbong ug reklamo sa usa ka sibilyan batok sa pagpangabuso sa pulis sa iyang profession, pinaagi sa affidavit of complain, maoy hatagan ug hinanaling aksyon sa PLEB.

Mahimong dali ang pagresolva sa kaso nga gi-file sa PLEB tungod sa kaso lang sa sibilyan vs pulis ang iyang gitutukan.

Ang pamaagi niini summary in nature, pagahimoon kini subay sa due process apan dili strikto sa pagpasubay sa technical rules of evidence. Pasabot, wala nay himoon nga Cross Examination.

Ang kaso nga gisang-at sa PLEB pagadesisyonan sulod lamang sa 60 ka adlaw gikan sa pag-file sa maong buhatan.

Tungod niini, gi-awhag ang katawhan nga adunay reklamo bahin sa pagpangabuso sa pulis diha sa iyang profession. Moduol lamang sa ilang buhatan diha sa Sangguniang Panlungsod o kaha makigkita kang Vice Mayor Atty. Law Fortun alang sa dugang detalye. (MQRP, Butuan City-PIO/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Mga Badjao mipauli na sa Pagadian ug Zamboanga

ni Ronuel Apac Quinto

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA) -- Tungod sa pagpaningkamot ug paglantaw sa lokal nga panggamhanan ubos sa liderato ni Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr pinaagi sa buhatan sa City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) gitabangan nga makapa-uli sa Pagadian ug Zambaonga bag-ohay pa lamang ang 86 ka mga Badjao diin 50 niini na-a na sa saktong edad ug ang nahibiling 36 mga bata.

Tumong niini nga mahinlu-an ang dakbayan sanglit makahatag man sila’g sagabal sa kadalanan arun usab malikayan ang mga disgrasya nga posibling modangat.

Sa pakighinabi ni Ms. Ma. Denne Tahil, hepe sa CSWD ngadto sa mga Badjao, “Gusto na nilang mo uli sa ilang dapit apan tungod sa kawad-on hinungdan nagpabilin sila sa dakbayan.

Tungod niini muhatag ang panggamhanan ug balor 47,000 ka pesos sa pagpakyaw ug bachelor padulong sa dapit niin sila nagagikan. (Butuan City-PIO/PIA-Caraga)