(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 - Thursday, August 25, 2011

DILG-13 orients LGUs on the utilization of Performance Challenge Fund Subsidy

by Mary Christine Anthonette M. Salise

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 25 (PIA) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga conducted an orientation for the 40 fourth to sixth class municipalities of Caraga on the utilization of the Performance Challenge Fund Subsidy on August 22, 2011 held at the Dottie’s Place Hotel and Restaurant, this city.

The orientation was purposely conducted to clarify documentary requirements in the availment of the PCF subsidy (at P1,000,000 per municipality) and to instill the commitment for the timely submission of the monitoring/progress reports and required attachments of the municipalities in Region XIII which passed the criteria for the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) for Calendar Year 2011.

The activity framed discussions on the PCF General Implementing Guidelines, Fund Implementation Flow and Monitoring and Evaluation Flow of the PCF. The orientation was attended by the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators and Municipal Accountants.

The PCF shall encourage convergence of local development projects with the present administration’s priority programs for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), maintenance of core road network to boost tourism and local economic development, the objectives of the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

DILG-Caraga Regional Director Atty. Rene K. Burdeos congratulated all the 40 PCF recipients and encouraged them to sumit immediately their project proposals included in the Annual Investment Program funded under the 20% Development Fund to avail of the Php1-M PCF subsidy.

Free medical services – Gov Plaza’s birthday gift to Agusanons

by Alex Cabardo

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Aug. 25 (PIA) -- Hundreds of Agusanons were served during the outreach program in two barangays as Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza’s gift to Agusanons a day before he celebrated his birthday on August 21, 2011.

According to Dr. Susan Tan, Municipal Health Officer of San Francisco town, records show that some 1,500 patients from Barangay Alegria and neighboring barangays availed of free medical check-up and medicines during the medical outreach and blood-letting activities that lasted the whole day on Saturday, August 20, at Barangay Alegria gymnasium, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

“When we arrived at Alegria gym, many people of various ages are already gathered at the barangay gym to avail of our free services. Without wasting time, we immediately extended our services ranging from medical check-up and distribution of free medicines, tuli for boys, dental services, mass feeding, immunization, papsmear and blood-letting. I want to tell everyone that in many outreach activities that we have conducted, this is the first time that I experienced serving so many people, from morning until the end of the day,” Dr. Tan said.

According to Gov. Plaza, he felt so satisfied seeing hundreds of his constituents responding to the offer of the government specially in availing medical services.

“There is no gift as precious as life that God has given us. We must therefore take care of our life, and make them healthy so that we can serve ourselves, our family and the community to the best that we can. In that way, we can be proud that while we live, we are productive and responsible people,” Gov. Plaza said.

In her message, Agusan del Sur District 2 Representative Evelyn Plaza Mellana said the success of the outreach program which she started as early as the first quarter of this year is the result of the convergence of various agencies who shelled out their resources so that services for the Agusanons can be extended in a larger scope.

On the other hand, Vice Gov. Santiago Cane Jr. said, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is on the process of passing a bill to set aside more that a million pesos fund to finance the medical and dental outreach program of the provincial government next year. Aside from the provincial fund, the office of Cong. Maria Valentina Plaza of District I and Cong. Evelyn Mellana-Plaza of District II also set aside funds for the purpose.

Together with the Office of the Governor during the outreach program were the Philippine Dental Association, Agusan del Sur Chapter, Agusan del Sur Provincial Health Office, 402nd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army, 544 Engineering Construction Batallion, 1502 Agusan del Sur Community Defense Center, the Rural Health Unit of San Francisco and the Philippine Red Cross. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

DPWH-Siargao wins inter-agency basketball championship

by Michael Conte

DAPA, Surigao del Norte, Aug. 25 (PIA) --
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Siargao men’s basketball team was perfect during the recent “3rd Adlaw nan Dapa” Inter-Agency Basketball Tournament, thoroughly thrashing the DILG (PNP) Protectors in a championship match held at Dapa Municipal Hall open court.

The team advanced to the tournament play-off by winning its pool.

"They played well in this tournament," DPWH-Siargao coach Engr. Ronito Espanto said.

"They stepped up when they needed to and communicated with each other on the court. The key for our team was making sure we stay focused from start to finish and teamwork," Espanto added.

DPWH forward Richard Fernandez lead all scorers on the championship day with 24 points. (DPWH-2nd Engineering District/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Tagalog News: NAPOLCOM nanguna sa gaganaping Crime Prevention Week sa Butuan

ni Maria Rebecca Ayaton

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 25 (PIA) -- Pinangungunahan ng National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Caraga ang taunang National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) na may temang “Pinoy Ako, Crime Prevention Misyon Ko!” na gaganapin mula Setyembre 1-7.

Sa unang araw ng selebrasyon (sa Setyembre 1) ay magkakaroon ng “Lakad Laban sa Krimen” fun walk na sisimulan sa alas sinco ng umaga mula Rizal Park hanggang sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol Covered Court na susundan naman ng pag-ehirsisyo na “Hataw”.

Sa susunod na araw naman ay ilulunsad ang Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) sa Tandag City, Surigao del Sur habang maglulunsad naman ng seminar ang Sangguniang Kabataan patungkol sa Crime and Drug Abuse Prevention sa Butuan.

Ang naturang selebrasyon ay magtatapos sa mga sumusunod na mga aktibidades: 1) Ecumenical Prayer, 2) Blood-letting activity, at ang 3) Pagpapasihaya sa mga mananalo sa PNP at BJMP Model Family at sa Mural Painting Contest na gaganapin sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol Covered Court.

Ang mga out-of-school youth ang napiling lalahok sa Mural Painting Contest sapagkat ang mga kabataan ang nais na matampulan sa pagdiriwang na ito. Hinihikayat din ng NAPOLCOM ang madla na sumuporta upang makapagtaguyod ng isang rehiyon na crime at drug-free. (MRA/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: Mga kalsada sa Siargao tinutukan ng DPWH

ni Maria Rebecca Ayaton

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 25 (PIA) --
Nakatutok ang Kagawaran ng Pagawaing Bayan at Lansangan (DPWH) sa pagpapatibay at pagpapatatag sa pagpapagawa ng mga kalsada para mas magamit sa mahabang panahon ang mga imprastrakturang pasilidad sa isla ng Siargao, Surigao del Norte.

Nag-upa ng maraming manggagawa ang District Engineering Office (DEO) sa pamamagitan ng pagdadagdag ng mga "job-order basis" na mga manggagawa para makatulong sa mga regular na maintenance crew ayon kay Quintiniano C. Armendarez, ang Chief Engineer sa Maintenance Section ng DEO.

Ang mga nasabing manggagawa ay tinalaga sa walong pangunahing munisipyo sa isla ng Siargao.

Hindi lang basta pinapabuti ng DPWH ang pagpapagawa ng mga daan kundi pati na rin ang pagpapanatili ng kaayusan nito kasama na ang pagpahawan ng mga bangketa, pagpapalinis ng mga kanal, mga pahabang tubo, at ang pagtapal sa mga butas sa daan. (MRA with reports from DPWH-2nd Engineering District/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: PADAC mupasiugda ug dakong kalihokan kabahin sa Anti-Drug Campaign

ni Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, Aug. 25 (PIA) -- Ang probinsiya sa Surigao del Sur ubos sa liderato ni Gobernor Johnny Pimentel, pinaagi sa Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PDAC) members mupasiugda ug dakong kalihokan sa umaabot nga September 2 isip launching sa Anti-Drug Campaign.

Pinaagi sa Tema: “Maghiusa kita Kontra Droga. Get involved, Act Now,” ang maong kampanya gitawag nga “JYES Kontra Droga” kon “Johnny Yes kontra Droga”, nga gilangkuban sa PADAC members, city ug municipal mayors; Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) city/municipal federation presidents, barangay chairmen.

Si Gobernor Pimentel mipadayag isip Chairman sa Council pinaagi sa paghatag ug suporta sa tanan nga kalihokan nga ipahimutang atol sa maong launching.

Giawhag usab sa Council Chairman nga ibalik na ang pagpalihok sa mga nagkadaiyang komitiba sa anti-Drug Abuse Council aron makab-ot ang gipangandoy nga “Drug Free Surigao del Sur”.

Ang maong okasyon nakabase sa Memorandum Circular 2009-09 sa DILG nga pinasubay sa RA 9165 kon Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Cebuano News: Pagpanindot sa Agusan Norte Prov’l Capitol, gisugdan na

ni Maria Rebecca Ayaton

BUTUAN CITY, August 25 (PIA) -- Hapit na ang kapaskuhan busa nangandam na ang gobyerno sa probinsiya sa Agusan del Norte sa pagpanindot ug pagdekorasyon sa provincial capitol nga gi-sugdan bag-ohay pa lamang.

Apil sa buluhaton niini nga project ang pagpanindot sa talan-awon sama sa pag-butang ug mga Christmas lights ug pag-ayo sa fountain.

Gi-sadya gayud kini nga proyekto alang mismo sa mga Butuanons ug sa mga Agusanons para sila naay nindot nga masuruyan sa dakbayan sa Butuan karong umaabot na Pasko.

Gigahinan ug isa ka milyon pesos ang lokal na gobyerno sa Agusan del Norte para lamang aning renovation project, matud pa ni Gobernador Erlpe John M. Amante. (MRA with reports from Agusan del Norte PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Semi-annual accomplishments report gibutyag sa TSP Surigao del Sur

ni Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, Aug. 25 (PIA) -- Ang Tanggapan ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan (TSP) sa Surigao del Sur mibutyag sa ilang accomplishments sa unang unom ka bulan sa tuig 2011.

Matud pa sa taho, ang maong accomplishments naglangkob sa kadaghanon sa sessions apil na ang enacted legislations ug ordinansa nga nabuhat ug napasa sa mga legislators.

Sumala pa ni Secretary to Sanggunian Panlalawigan Reynilda Cosare, adunay 284 ka resolusyon ug 20 ka ordinansa ang nabuhat sulod sa 26 ka session nga gipahigayon pinaagi sa presiding officer nga si Bise Gobernador Manuel Alameda uban mga Sangguniang Panlalawigan gikan sa una ug ikaduhang distrito ning probinsiya.

Tungod niini, ang maong buhatan lakip na ang mga empleyado niini nga apil sa gikuhaan ug base sa maong accomplishment, nakakuha ug performance rating nga above average kon 7.65%.
(NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Surigaonon News: GSIS kiosk giturned-over na sa syudad sa Surigao

ni Annette Villaces

SURIGAO CITY, August 25 (PIA) -- Malamposon nga gipahigayon naidtong miagi nga adlaw ang pagturn-over sa G.W@PS KIOSK sa Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) didto na sa City Hall Lobby, Surigao City.

Kini gipangulohan mismo ni Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas, Vice Mayor Danilo C. Menor lakip na sila GSIS Regional Director Mamole A. Pangandaman, Mr. Eldie P. Lozarie an Operations Branch Manager nan GSIS Surigao, Mr. Jun M. BaiΕ„o, IT of GSIS ug Mr. Nolan B. Mira Head sa Housing Division.

Kini nga GSIS KIOSK gilunsad isip tabang nan GSIS pinaagi sa pagpaningkamot ni Mayor Matugas nga mahatagan ug mas duol ug mas sayon nga serbisyo ang mga miyembro ug sa kadtong gusto pa mag pamiyembro sa GSIS.

Pinaagi na sa kini nga KIOSK ang usa ka miyembro pwede maka-inquire sa iyang current balance sa iyang e-card ug maka binipisyo usab kini sa mga Pensionado alang na sa pag kuha nila sa ilang pension bug para dili na sila magsaka-saka pa ngadto sa GSIS building tungod kay anaa ra kini mahimutang sa sulod nan City Hall Lobby.
(Surigao City PIO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)