(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 19 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Friday, September 23, 2011

Butuan City elderly gears up for Senior Citizens’ Week

by Nora CL Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) -- The city’s senior citizens are now ready for the celebration of the Senior Citizens' week on October 3 – 9.

The Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) here through its OSCA Head Imelda B. Mupas-Nonan said in a statement that week-long activities have been lined-up in order to have a more meaningful and memorable celebration. These include: Hataw (low grade exercise), jog for health, and medical check-up and test on the first day, October 3. The opening ceremony will also be held at the city hall grounds to be participated by the senior citizens from the 86 barangays of the city.

On October 4, a cultural contest in the morning and the Search for King and Queen Senior Citizens 2011 in the afternoon will be conducted at the city hall lobby.

In the afternoon October 5, there will be a Food Presentation and Table Setting competition at the city hall lobby.

Aside from the medical services and competitions during the celebration, a whole-day “Pabibo” for the elderly will also be held in the OSCA building on the 4th day of the celebration

Each barangay senior citizen chapters are encouraged to join and have an entry in all the activities.

The celebration is in line with Proclamation No. 470, declaring the first week of October as Linggo ng Katandaang Pilipino or Elderly Filipino Week. (PIA-Caraga)


Surigao del Sur Gov. still hopeful abductors to release Lingig Mayor, 2 others

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) -- Gov. Johnny Pimentel remains optimistic that abducted Mayor Henry Dano of Lingig, Surigao del Sur and his two military escorts will be released before the end of the month.

During an interview this morning in one of the local radio stations here, Gov. Pimentel said that the abductors have yet to contact him. However, he said, during their last phone conversation with Dano, he was told that they are in good condition and there’s nothing to worry about them.

When asked what is the situation in the municipality of Lingig after Dano’s abduction, Pimentel said that when the official was abducted together with his two military escorts on August 6, 2011, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued a memorandum on August 9, 2011 directing Vice-Mayor Roberto Luna to act as the chief executive while the first Sangguniang Bayan Member will serve as Vice-Mayor.

“With this, everything in the municipality were taken cared of and placed in order,” Pimentel said.

Pimentel further admitted he has no idea on the style or strategy to be implemented by the abductors as to how, when and where the victims will be released. He said, when Vice-Mayor Luna was abducted in 2010, he also acted as chairman of the local crisis committee and was able to negotiate with the abductors for the safe release of the victim.

However, he added the group who abducted Dano is not the same group who kidnapped Luna. “Thus, I cannot really tell what process they (abductors) will be implementing this time for the safe release of Mayor Dano,” he said.

Furthermore, Pimentel said he is still optimistic that the victims will be released because they may bring additional burden to the group in as far as conducting their revolutionary activities. (PIA-Caraga)


Halfway house for pregnant women in San Miguel now functional, PHO says

by Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Sept. 23 (PIA) -- A halfway house built by the provincial government in the Municipality of San Miguel is now functional, and has recently been turned over by Gov. Johnny Pimentel to the local government.

Lingay Pareja, focal person on Women’s Health and Safe motherhood project of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) said four halfway houses have been constructed in the province.

The halfway house is a temporary shelter for pregnant women living in far flung areas/barangays while waiting for their time of delivery.

It can be recalled that the Province has made an ordinance prohibiting pregnant women from giving birth with the aid of a “Hilot” (local healer).

Pareja added that a halfway houses built in the Municipality of Marihatag has also been completed and being used already. Construction is on-going in Lianga and Hinatuan.

Meanwhile, a birthing clinic is also being constructed in Poblacion San Miguel beside the Rural Health Center.

The on-going development is one of the priority projects implemented by the present administration in support to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), aimed at reducing maternal mortality. (NGBT/PIA Surigao del Sur)


National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center-Caraga conducts Special Wellness Session

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) -- The National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC) Caraga and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is conducting today the Special Wellness Session for all NERBAC Technical Working Group (TWG) members from 2:00-5:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the DTI-Caraga Conference Room, this city.

According to DTI-Caraga Regional Director Breilgo Pagaran, the session will have a session on “Lifestyle Enhancement thru Weight Management: Obesity and Diabetes” to be led by Dr. Hildegardes C. Dineros, President of the Philippine Society for Metabolic and Batriatic Surgery.

“Dr. Dineros is actually into the 'green advocacy' and other community projects through his foundation," Paragan said.

Meanwhile, participating members of the NERBAC TWG paid the registration fee of P200 to defray the cost of snacks and other materials needed for the said activity. (PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: ‘Dinner for a Cause’ ipahigayon sa Habitat for Humanity

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) -- Subay sa ipahigayong ‘Dinner for a Cause’ sa Butuan Habitat for Humanity karong adlawa, Setyembre 23, si Ms. Lolita Carbon, singer sa bandang ASIN ug Nene Band (pinoy folk and rock band) mao'y dinapit nga bisita nga mudalit sa iyang mga awit nga ipahigayon sa Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort, alas siete sa gabie, ni'ng dakbayan.

Miabot si Ms. Carbon dinhi sa Butuan Huwebes, Setyembre 22 ug gisugat kini didto sa airport sa mga opisyales ni'ng dakbayan nga gipangunahan ni Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. kauban si Vice-Mayor Atty. Lawrence Fortun ug mga konsehal.

Sigun ni Ms. Agnes Carlos, Community Affairs Officer IV sa City Mayor’s Office nga nagpahigayon kagahapon ug usa ka Press Conference si Mayor Amante kauban si Ms. Carbon ug uban pang opisyales didto sa Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center.

Human ang press conference, mipahigayon usab og motorcade ang ASIN band ug mideretso sa Agusan National High School (ANHS) aron muhatag ug kalingawan o Musical Jam alang sa mga estudyante ug magtutudlo.

Sa laing bahin, ang ipahigayong ‘Dinner for a Cause’ namugna sa Butuan Habitat for Humanity aron kini makakolekta og pundo alang sa pagtukod og dugang pang mga kabalayan para sa kabus.

Ang mga interesadong musoporta niining kalihukan, muhatag lamang og Php1,000.00 ug kini magsilbi’ng donasyon.

Ang Habitat for Humanity padayon nga nagtabang sa mga kabus pinaagi na usab sa walay pu-as nga pagtinabangay sa mga miyembro nga maka-tigom ug pundo aron mahitabo ug matuman ang mga damgo sa mga kabus nga makabaton og ilang kaogalingon nga puluy-anan. (PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Central payroll system sa DBM pagasugdan sa 2012

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, September 23 (PIA) -- Usa ka online payroll, ang struktura nga gidebelop sa Department of Budget and Management (DBM), uban ang Commission on Audit (COA), National Computer System ug ang National Treasury, ang gikatakdang magsugod na sunod tuig.

Si DBM regional director Alfonso Bedonia Jr. miingon nga ang maong online payroll system o Central Payroll System maglangkob sa national government agencies (NGAs) apan pagasugdan lamang sa lima ka mga ahensya lakip na ang DBM.

Usa ka website diin ang mga ahensya motala sa mga ngalan sa ilang mga kawanihan nga kinsa adunay katungod sa suholan ang pagatukuron ug ang Bureau of Treasury (BOT) modeposito sa mga suholan sa mga empleyado direkta ngadto sa ilang accounts imbes nga buhian kini ngadto sa ilang mga ahensya.

Sa pagkakaron, si Bedonia miingon nga ang pondo sa mga ahensya ilang madawat nga tibuok.

Siya namahayag nga uban sa bag-ong sistema ang BOT modeposito lamang sa net amount tungod kay kini pagakuhaan na sa GSIS premiums ug withholding taxes.

Ang record sa maong kawani konektado na sa Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), DBM ug COA, siya miingon.

Uban sa bag-ong sistema, si Bedonia miingon nga sila pwede ng mokuha sa mga tinigom sa matag ahensya. Kadaghanan sa mga tinogom magagikan sa mga bakanteng posisyon apan gipondohon. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: Pangulo sa WB midayeg kang Pangulong Aquino sa transparent, responsableng panggamhanan nga naka benipisyo ang mga kabos

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Set. 23 (PIA) – Ang Pangulo sa World Bank Group nga si Robert B. Zoellick kagahapong adlawa huwebes midayeg kang Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III tungod sa pagmugna niini og dugang nga patas ug responsableng panggobyerno aron makabenipisyo sa mga kabos.

“At the heart of President Aquino’s policies is a belief in the power of citizens to hold their government accountable, and that this makes for better governance and a more just society. Under his leadership, the community-driven development program, which has provided poor Filipinos a voice in the development process, is set to become a national program,” si Zoellick miingon, sa dihang iyang gipaila-ila si Aquino aron motuki mahitungod sa mga reporma, good governance, ug poverty reduction atol sa gipahigayong Annual Meetings sa World Bank ug sa International Monetary Fund.

Ubos sa Administrasyong Aquino, ang Pilipinas nakitaan og dako nga reporma sa proseso sa pagdumala niini partikular na ang proseso sa budget, sama usab sa pagpausbaw pa sa transparency ug pag-aghat pa dugang partisipasyon sa mga katawhan.

“Later this year, I am hoping to visit the Philippines, and I look forward to learning from some of the reforms President Aquino has put in place to improve governance and transparency,” si Zoellick miingon. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: 2nd Surigao City Mayor’s Cup pagasugdan karong adlawa

ni Annette Villaces

SURIGAO CITY, Set. 23 (PIA) -- Pagasugdan na karong adlawa, Biyernes, ika-23 nan Septyembre, ang 2nd Mayor Ernesto “Nitoy” T. Matugas Inter-School Basketball Tournament and City Division Meet. Ang maong kalihokan pagasugdan sa usa ka parade nga magsugod diha sa atubangan sa City Hall alas 7:00 sa buntag, diin magsubay sa Rizal Street, Narciso, Espina, sa Borromeo ug deretso dayun sa City Gymnasium.

Dugang pa nga sa Part-1 sa maong programa mamahimu ang paghatag ug mensahe sa amahan sa syudad nga si Mayor Nitoy Matugas lakip na sa pagdeklara nga opisyal na nga pagasugdan ang maong torneyo.

Samtang, mukabat sa 93 ka mga partisipante nga nagagikan sa nagkalaen-laeng eskwelahan, barangay, kaislahan ug uban pa nga sektor ang musalmot sa nasangpit nga programa.

Matod pa, igo gyud ang gihimu nga pagpangandam sa 2nd Mayor’s Cup sa pagpangulo sa City Sports Office bisan paman sa kakulangun sa pondo pinansyal, gihimu lamang nga simple ang mga aktibidadis apan ilang gisiguro ang mas bibo ug safety alang sa tanan. (Surigao City PIO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: Presensya sa Chinese students sulod bulan sa Butuan, gikahimuot sa opisyal sa Bureau of Immigration

ni Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Set. 23 (PIA) – Gi-angkon dili pa lang dugay ni G. Pastor Moran, Alien Control Officer sa sangang buhatan sa Bureau of Immigration (BI) ni’ng dakbayan nga ang presensya sa mga Chinese students sulod bulan dako og ikatabang aron sa pagpalambo sa ekonomikanhong kalihukan sa tibuok rehiyon sa Caraga.

Kini ang gipamulong ni Moran atol sa taping sa Caraga in Focus nga gihimo bag-ohay pa lamang sa rehiyon nga buhatan sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA) dinhi.

Matud ni Moran, ang pagtungha sa mga Chinese students makadugang sa panudlanan sa lokal nga panggamhanan sanglit gilaumang musaka usab ang ginansiya sa mga nag-unang establisamento ni’ng dakbayan.

Hinuon, sa natad sa seguridad, aminado si Moran nga gikinahanglan gayud nga triplehon sa mga otoridad ang pagbantay aron masiguro ang kahapsay ug seguridad sa maong mga langyaw’ng estudyante.

Nahibalo-an nga ang hapit 250 ka mga Chinese students mupahigayon sa pagtuon sa pinulungang Ingles kung diin usa sa mga nag-unang kolehiyo sa dakbayan – ang Saint Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT), ang matud pa, nakapasar sa standards nga gipangita sa Chinese government ingon man ang I-Brain Master Philippines nga kansang nakig-negotiate taliwala sa Chinese government ug sa maong tulunghaan.

Ang SJIT mao’y bugtong tulunghaan sa dakbayan nga certified sa International Organization for Standardization o ISO kung diin nadawat sa maong tulunghaan ang certification niadtong tuig 2000. (PIA-Caraga)