PIA News Service - Monday, September 5, 2011

Giant female croc captured, mate still astray

by David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Sept. 5 (PIA) -- A giant female crocodile was captured by a team of crocodile hunters led by Bunawan Mayor Edwin Elorde at around 11:00 P.M. Saturday in Barangay New Era, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. Three weeks ago, the crocodile attacked a three-year old carabao in the same barangay.

According to crocodile hunters from Palawan Wildlife Sanctuary, the captured female crocodile in Bunawan is the largest they ever saw and captured in the country. It measured three and a half feet wide and 20 feet long.

Mayor Elorde said the crocodile has already responded to their prey twice, but was not captured because their paraphernalia were broken because of the animal's strength. Proofs are the remains of the baits and the paraphernalia still present in the mouth of the crocodile when it was captured.

Residents of Barangay Nueva Era in the the large Agusan Marsh believe there are undetermined number of crocodiles in the area. And because what was captured was a female crocodile, they believed a much bigger crocodile may attack soon.

Residents in Barangay Nueva Era were shocked witnessing with their bare eyes, a crocodile, who, according to them the back-width is measuring not less than three feet, with an estimated length of 12 feet, dragging a young carabao victim in the river, snapping its wide mouth with strong and sharp fangs every now and then at the neck of its prey. With everyone on their shock mode, no dare stop the monster, whose prey, the young carabao that it dragged, was blocked by the foot bridge that crosses the river. Almost exhausted, the crocodile submerge, leaving the carabao floating at the edge of the bridge. Still no one dare go near for fear that all of the sudden, the monster will again appear, and kill anyone near. From then on, residents were prohibited to go fishing, washing their clothes or to stay close to the river.

A month ago, a resident of Nueva Era named Daniel Auxtero, 56 years old disappeared while fishing on the river. The following morning, only his boat, saddle and hat were seen by the searching neighbors and barangay officials.

Two years ago, a ten-year old girl, saddling her boat from the floating school, was attacked by a giant crocodile in Lake Mihaba, just a few kilometers away from Barangay Nueva Era. Local residents believed that the captured crocodile belongs to same group of crocodiles that attacked the girl and Daniel Auxtero.
(With reports from William U. Andres, NBN-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Caraga to join Mindanao ONE


by Annette F. Anduyan & Brenda B. Corvera

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 5 (PIA) -- A four-day trade & investment exhibit cum conference with special side events focused on Mindanao will be mounted on October 14 to 17, 2011 at the World Trade Center in Manila.

Private and public sectors from the six regions of Mindanao are expected to participated in activity dubbed Mindanao ONE.

Mindanao ONE is chaired by the Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation, Inc. (MTEF) and is working closely with Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM), the Mindanao Business Council, Phillipine Exporters Confederation (PhilExport), Mindanao Development Authority, and the departments of agriculture, tourism, trade and industry, science and technology and the interior and local government.

MTEF head Ann Pamintuan in her visit to Caraga explained that the activity aims to showcase the island’s vast potentials for agriculture-aquaculture, trade, investment and tourism which also represent business & investment opportunities that can be undertaken by both the government and the private sector under the Private-Public Sector Partnership Program (PPP). It will feature business matching, regional presentations and showcasing of BIMP-EAGA opportunities.

Included as well are the planned daily regional presentations on the best cultural & tourism facets of the island, including craft demonstration, fashion shows, other promotional events as well as seminars on agriculture-aquaculture, trade, investments, and tourism.

The activity accordingly also hopes to help position Mindanao in a different perspective i.e. “as an island that is modern but deep in its cultural richness, a paradise for those who seek the pleasure of ecological balance and a destination for those who are looking for business potentials in agriculture-aquaculture, trade, investment and tourism amidst the splendor of a natural environment.”

Its tagline, A Showcase of the Island’s Abundance, reportedly captures the activity’s intent to present Mindanao’s abundant resources, both natural and human.

Caraga’s participation is spearheaded by Phil-Export-Caraga in collaboration with the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), Department of Tourism (DOT), all the Chambers of Commerce in the region, Caraga Regional Association of Traders & Entrepreneurs in Food, Inc. (CReATE Food, Inc.) and the United Furniture Makers Association, Inc. (UFMA). These groups also compose the planned Caraga Steering Committee for the event.

A special Mindanao ONE road show will be conducted by the Caraga Group to create provincial chapters and drum up support for the project. The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Butuan has reportedly already pledged a P100, 000.00 financial contribution for the region’s efforts. (DTI-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


“JYESKontraDroga” launched in Surigao del Sur

by Ernie Y. Gultiano

SURIGAO DEL SUR, September 5 -- The Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) of Surigao del Sur recently launched the “JYES Kontra Droga” campaign to fight the proliferation of illegal drugs.

With the theme, “Get Involved, Act Now!” the activity was graced by Usec. Jose Gutierrez, Jr., the Director General of PDEA, and Ms. Alma Concepcion, beauty queen and actress as guest speakers of the occasion. It was also participated in by Mayors, Vice Mayors, Punong Barangays, SK Federated Presidents, Students, National and Local Government Agencies, and Non-Government Organizations in the province.

“This activity signals our fight against illegal drugs in the Province of Surigao del Sur,” said Vicente H. Pimentel III, the Vice Chair of PADAC. The government, he added, is serious in its campaign to address the core of the problem and eventually make Surigao del Sur a drug-free province.

The PADAC is chaired by Governor Johnny T. Pimentel.

The “JYES Kontra Droga” aims to implement its 10 (JYES) point agenda against drug abuse. They are as follows: (1) To establish a Covenant with all sectors; (2) To strengthen Anti-Drug Abuse Councils; (3) To intensify Information Education Campaign on “KontraDroga”; (4) To adapt a Moral Recovery Program; (5) To institutionalize Sports Development Program for the youth; (6) to establish a Rehabilitation Program for drug dependents; (7) to provide Skills Development andLivelihood Programs; (8) to provide regular Support to the Law Enforcement Units on anti-illegal drugs operations and PADAC activities; (9) to advocate a Healthy Lifestyle; and (10) to lead a Drug-Free Surigao del Sur.

In her testimony, Ms. Concepcion addressed the youth and their parents. “It is easy to say NO TO DRUGS… but have we looked really into the root cause of the problem? It is the lack of attention, the lack of love that pushes one to resort to drugs,” remarked Concepcion. She boldly shared her experiences and conveyed the evil that drugs have brought into her life.

Concepcion was arrested in 1998 in Guam for alleged drug possession. But “what happened has opened my eyes and taught me a lot of lessons in life,” she declared.

Meanwhile, Governor Pimentel urged everyone to act against the cases of drug abuse in the province. “At first I don’t believe that illegal drugs have penetrated the Province of Surigao del Sur. But with the consecutive apprehensions made in the different parts of the province, I realize the menace that it may cause to the constituency.”

It shall be noted that Surigao del Sur has several reported drug apprehensions for the past couple of months. Certain amount of shabu was confiscated in Barobo and in Barangay Union, Madrid; while the same was also seized in Tago, recently.

Governor Pimentel also emphasized the need for a concerted effort and called for the participation of everyone, public and private sectors alike. “I as your governor, we as your local officials, the PDEA, the PNP cannot do this by ourselves alone. Thus, we need your support!” He encouraged all the Mayors and Punong Barangays to activate their Anti-Drug Abuse Councils in their respective areas, and enjoined the community to be vigilant. “We are doing this not for ourselves, but for the next generation to come… for our children,” he exclaimed.

On the other hand, Usec. Gutierrez lauded the PADAC of Surigao del Sur for its serious and well-coordinated action against illegal drugs. In his message he said, “Today, PDEA has just won an ally in its pursuit to eliminate drug abuse in the country.”

As one of the program’s highlights, a Covenant was signed by all local officials, participating agencies, and others present during the event. It was followed shortly by a symbolic boodle fight, signifying the solidarity of everyone in the crusade against drug abuse.

The activity concluded with a series of competition participated in by all SK chairmen in the province. (DILG-SdS/PIA-Caraga)


DILG XIII supports CSC Month, Nat’l Filipino Family, Crime Prevention Week celebrations

by Mary Christine Anthonette M. Salise

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 5 (PIA) -- Various government line agencies held a joint celebration of three national events--the 111th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, the National Filipino Family Week and the National Crime Prevention Week celebrations.

Among the agencies were the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region XIII joined the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The program kicked-off with a walkathon participated by government agencies, socio-civic organizations and academic institutions showing signs of unity, support and participation in the advocacies of each sponsoring organization.

The DILG supports NAPOLCOM and the Philippine National Police from pre to post activities by providing technical assistance in the conduct of information drive for students on crime prevention topics.

In his message, DILG Regional Director Atty. Rene K. Burdeos thanked the participants for the support extended to the sponsoring agencies.

“This is the first time in Caraga that the sponsoring agencies have converged together and agreed to have a joint kick-off,” Burdeos said.

“I do hope that these agencies will continue their advocacies in this triple celebration especially in crime prevention,” he added.

A Hataw Dance Exercise sponsored by the Rotary Club of Midtown Butuan added color to the event as participants dance to the tunes of hitbacks from the 80s and to the grind of present times. (DILG-XIII/PIA-Caraga)


Business opportunities from bamboo discussed in forum


by Freedcarmariam D. Gonzaga

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 5 (PIA) -- A forum to discuss various business opportunities in the bamboo industry was recently conducted for farmers, furniture makers and other entrepreneurs.

The one-day Bamboo Business Opportunities Forum attended by 70 stakeholders was organized by DTI Caraga in partnership with the Cottage Industry Technology Center (CITC).

Providing inputs for the forum were CITC Executive Director Franklin P. Bunoan who bared opportunities in engineered bamboo or what is now dubbed as e-bamboo. Engineered bamboos are products made from the skillful manipulation, transformation and processing of the bamboo poles.

He was joined by Mr. Jeremiaz B. Bruzon of the DENR Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau who discussed opportunities in bamboo nursery and plantation establishment.

The local government of Carmen, Surigao Del Sur shared how their municipality established a ten (10) hectare bamboo plantation and another two (2) hectares of bamboo plant display containing thirty eight (38) varieties.

Diosdado R. Orillaneda, Ph.D., of the Department of Education Caraga Regional Office discussed their agency’s engineered bamboo school desk procurement program in accordance with EO 879 and its implementing rules and regulations. Executive Order 879 created the Philippine Bamboo Development Council and tasked it to promote the Philippine bamboo industry. The order is an acknowledgement of the important role that bamboo plays in job generation, climate change mitigation and disaster risk reduction. Another important aspect of the executive order is that it required the Department of Education to allocate twenty five (25%) percent of its annual school desk procurement to be made from engineered bamboo.

Other agencies providing support to the development of the bamboo industry in the region also graced the forum. Mr. Noel M. Ajoc, of the Department of Science and Technology – Agusan Del Norte provincial office provided inputs on the agency’s program that the industry can benefit from.

Ms. Lovely Laudette D. Gamba of the Department of Labor and Employment discussed their interventions especially their recent collaboration with the International Labour Organization’s Climate Change Adaptation Project on the establishment of a bamboo nursery in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.

The Small Business Guarantee and Finance Corporation, on the hand, was also present through their representative Ms. Melody G. Viste who gave information on funding opportunities available for the bamboo industry.

It was funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) –assisted Rural Micro-Enterprise Promotion Program (RuMEPP). (DTI-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


ILO-DOLE-DTI climate change adaptation project now testing financing schemes in Agusan Norte towns

by Brenda B. Corvera

BUTUAN CITY, September 5 --
Three models of innovative financing schemes are currently being tested in four towns of Agusan del Norte as possible support to climate change adaptation efforts of vulnerable farming communities. The financing schemes are for crop production and alternative livelihood.

The rural bank model is being run by the Peoples’ Bank of Caraga (PBC) in the municipalities of R. T. Romualdez, Jabonga, Buenavista and Las Nieves.

The cooperative model is run by recently awarded Baug CARP Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BCBMPC) as 3rd National Placer in the Land Bank of the Philippines’ 2011 Gawad Pitak Awards and further cited as “Best Cooperative in Environmental Protection and Management”, as well as “Outstanding Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB) Cooperative.” The cooperative model is being test-run in three of the priority towns except RTR.

The third model – local government unit –run facility is being expanded in RTR (for alternative livelihood), it being the original designer and successful implementor of the said financing facility, and tested in Buenavista and Jabonga – mostly for crop production.

The three models differ only in their interest rates with the LGU facility being priced the lowest (@ only 5% for the whole cropping or less than 1% per month, coop model at 1% per month and the rural bank model at 2.3% per month.

All three models, however are implementing the proposed innovative schemes to make the financial assistance responsive to climate change vulnerabilities. These features include – completion of a financial literacy program which not only informs farmers on their loan obligations but also on how to manage their household budget and savings; farmers’ field school to provide updated support on crop production activities and appropriate business technologies for alternative livelihood activities; fast processing of loan applications to respond to changing planting patterns and timetable; cash-cycle responsive amortization schedule that allows for payments only when farmers already have the money (after harvest, after sales). The financing also includes crop insurance and immediate refinancing to allow farmers to recoup losses due to climate –induced damages; personal credit life insurance and mortuary protection for the farmer borrower and the members of his or her household – so as not to burden the farming household in case of death in the family; and marketing support – to wean them away from unreasonably low-priced purchases from traders.

A weather–index-based insurance (WIBI) is also being pilot tested for the towns of RTR and Buenavista. The other two towns are not included because the multi-year past weather data provided by the PAG-ASA station in Bancasi, Butuan City - needed to establish the indices are only valid within a certain radius which unfortunately does not cover Jabonga and Las Nieves.

But with the recent establishment of automatic weather stations in all four towns, future WIBI product packaging will now be possible.

The test implementation which involves some 600 farming households started late April and will wind up by late October this year. The test run will then be the basis for some policy recommendations and possible replication in other areas.

The innovative financing scheme test runs are under the demonstration project in Agusan del Norte dubbed “Climate Resilient Farming Communities Through Risk Transfer Mechanisms.”

The demo project is implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE), and the Provincial Government of Agusan del Norte.

It is one of five pilot sites in the country for aimed at developing mechanisms to adapt to climate change under the Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (MDG-F). The project is principally funded by the Spanish Government. (DTI-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

Caraga permits & licensing officers undergo frontline service training

By Arnold D. Faelnar & Brenda B. Corvera

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 5 (PIA) -- Permits & licensing staff from the 10 priority local government units (LGUs) for the streamlining of business permits and licensing systems (BPLS) project recently attended a training on frontline service management.

The priority LGUs--from the cities of Butuan, Surigao, Bislig, Tandag, Cabadbaran, and Bayugan and the municipalities of San Francisco (Agusan del Sur), Claver, Mainit, Tubod (Surigao del Norte) sent their respective BPL Officer (BPLO) together with their frontline service personnel from the BPL office, and the offices of planning & development, engineering, and treasury to the training.

The capacity development activity which was under Component 3 (Improvements in Customer Relations) of the Streamlining of BPLS Project was organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional el Deasrrollo (AECID) under its Strengthening Local Governments of the Philippines (SLGP) Project.

The two-day seminar facilitated by both DTI and DILG BPLS Focal persons aimed to provide the basic principles and practical guide to effective frontline service management, client relations and communication and image-building skills, which are critical in enhancing the image of LGUs to clients and would-be investors.

The opening program was graced by David Arnaldo of the AECID, DILG Regional Director Rene K. Burdeos, and DTI BPLS Focal Person Arnold Faelnar.

The activity ended with the formulation of the customer service skills enhancement action plan and recitation of the pledge of commitment of the participants. (DTI-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: DSWD ug DPWH molungsad 'Trabahong Kalsada ng Programang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino'

ni Dandy Lapura

SURIGAO CITY, Sept. 5 (PIA) -- Usa ka maayong balita para sa mga benepisyaryo ng gobyernong Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) komo ang Department of Social Welfare and Development ug ang Department of Public Works and Highways molungsad karon Lunes (Septembre 5), sa programa nga nagtinguha sa paghatag ug garantisadong pagpanarbaho.

Presidential Deputy Spokerspoerson Abigail Valte miingon nga ang paglungsad sa programa, na geingon “Trabahong Lansangan ng Programang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino,” na pagahimo-on sa Barangay 649, District 5, Baseco Compound Covered Court, Tondo, Manila.

Pinaagi ani nga proyeko uban sa pagtambayayong ng DSWD ug ang DPWH, ingon ni Valte, ang mga benepisyaryo sa 4Ps, nga ilado sa Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, maoy mohatag ug garantisadong pagpanarbaho.
“Ito po ay isang five-year program na ang tina-target po ay magbigay ng employment sa mga beneficiaries ng ating CCT program,” asoy ni Valte atol sa pakighinabi sa government-run station, DZRB.

“So iyong mga benepisyaryo natin, apart from the stipend, mabibigyan sila ng livelihood. At least natutulungan natin silang maiahon iyong kanilang estado sa buhay sa pagbibigay po sa kanila ng trabaho,” dugang ni Valte.

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman ug Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson moperma sa memorandum of understanding (MOU) na pagahimo-on sa dihang ilungsad ang maong programa.

Ang MOU mohatag nga ang DPWH maoy mag-empleyo sa CCT beneficiaries alang sa mga unskilled labor na gikinahanglan karong tuiga hangtud 2016. Ang mga benepisyaryo mao ang mo-trabaho sa landslide maintenance, road maintenance, declogging of drainage ug street sweeping.

Sa karong tuiga, mokabat sa 2,155 CCT households ang matagaan ug trabaho pina-age sa joint project nga mokabat sa 400 benepisyaryo ang makatrabaho sa DPWH-NCR. Dugang pa niini, ang duha ka newly organized Self Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K) associations sa Tondo maoy makadawat usab sa livelihood capital assistance. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: Libreng medical ug dental mission sa probinsiya, nagpadayon

ni Roselyn Gangca-Exaure

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Setyembre 5 (PIA) -- Padayong gilusad sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Government ang libre nga Medical ug Dental Mission ngadto sa katawhang Agusanon.

Gibutyag ni Agusan del Norte Provincial Social Welfare & Development Officer Ms. Gloria L. Pabillore nga ang padayon nga paglusad ug libre nga Medical ug Dental Mission sa probinsya kabahin sa 6-Point Agenda ni Agusan del Norte Gov. Erlpe John M. Amante, kon diin usa sa iyang gihatagan ug dakung pagtagad mao ang programa sa maayong panglawas.

Kahinumduman nga gimugna ni Gov. Amante ang mobile hospital aron maoy tahasan sa paglibot sa 167 Barangays sa probinsya, aron itunol ang libre nga check-up, ibot sa ngipon ug x-ray gamit ang maong pasilidad.

Alayon niini, laing mga barangay na usab ang bisitahan sa medical ug dental team aron maglusad ug libre nga serbisyo alang sa katawhang Agusanon kon diin karong Setyembre 7, 2011 gikatakda ang pagpahigayon sa maong kalihukan sa Poblacion RTR.

Samtang sa Setyembre 16, 2011 usab ipahigayon sa Barangay Sangay, Buenavista, ug September 23, 2011, kini ipahigayon sa Barangay 1, Nasipit Agusan del Norte.

Atol sa maong kalihukan, mapahimuslan sa katawhan ang libre nga pagpangibot sa ngipon, libre nga check-up ug libre nga x-ray uban ang libre nga mga tambal. (Agusan del Norte PIO/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: 10th Baoto Festival gikatakdang ilusad

ni Roselyn Gangca-Exaure

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Setyembre 5 (PIA) -- Andam na ang lokal nga panggamhanan ni’ng probinsiya sa pagpanguna ni Gov. Erlpe John Amante sa gikatakdang paglusad sa 10th Baoto Festival 2011.

Gibutyag ni Edgar Palarca Jr., Public Information Officer sa probinsya ug Festival Director sa 10TH Baoto Festival 2011, nga nakahan-ay na ang mga nag-una nga mga kalihukan nunot sa maong kasaulogan, kon diin gikatakdang pagasugdan kini karong Sept. 13 hangtud Sept. 16, 2011.

Gidugang pa sa opisyal nga ang 10th Baoto Festival 2011 adto kini pagahimuon sa lungsod sa Jabonga isip maoy main venue. Kabahin usab sa maong kasaulogan ang lungsod sa Kitcharao, Santiago ug Tubay kon diin adunay pipila ka mga event nga ipahigayon usab sa maog mga lungsod.

Nasayran nga dul-an sa P800,000 ang gigahin nga pondo alang sa maong selebrayon nga gikuha gikan sa panudlanan sa probinsiya ubos a Community Affairs Division, kon diin mi-abag usab sa maong kantidad si Agusan del Norte 2nd Ditrict Congreswoman Ma. Angelica Roedell Amante-Matba, ug uban pang mga major sponsors sama sa Coca Cola, San Miguel Beer ug Nestle Philippines, ingon man ang mga minor sponsors.

Alayon niini, nanghinaut si Palarca nga mamahimong magmabulukon ang kasaulugan sa 10th Baoto Fetival 2011. (Agusan del Norte PIO/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Cong. Angel Matba nanawagan sa iyang mga kritiko

ni Roselyn Gangca-Exaure

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Setyembre 5 (PIA) -- Dismayado si Agusan del Norte 2nd district Congresswoman Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba sa iyang mga kritiko nga kanunay na lamang mangdaut sa iyang administrasyon.

Sumala pa ni Cong. Matba nga ang kinabuhi pana-panahon lang, ug nanawagan kini sa iyang mga kritiko nga imbes nga mangdaut, mas mayo pa nga maghuna-huna na lamang kini og mga maayong butang nga ilang matabang ngadto sa katawhan ug suportahan na lamang ang mga maayong tinguha sa kasamtangang administrasyon.

Gidugang pa ni Cong. Matba nga kon kaniadto sensitibo siya sa mga pagpangatake sa mga kritiko apan sa pagkakaron wala na niya kini hatagi og dakung pagtagad, kon diin ang mas importante kaniya mao ang pagserbisyo sa katawhan nga iyang gi-alagaran, ug bahala na matud pa ang katawhang Agusanon nga mohukom kaniya pag-abot sa pinili-ay. (Agusan del Norte PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Cong. Angel Matba, walay plano nga subling magpapili sa dakbayan sa Butuan

ni Roselyn Gangca-Exaure

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Setyembre 5 (PIA) -- Giklaro ni 2nd District Congresswoman Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante Matba ni’ng probinsiya nga wala siya’y plano nga subling magpapili o moapil sa kalihukang pampulitika sa dakbayan sa Butuan alang sa sunod nga piniliay.

Sumala ni Cong. Matba, dili tinuod ang gikataho nga modagan siya pagsubli sa dakbyan sa Butuan, kon diin giklaro niini nga human sa iyang unang termino isip kongresista, subli na usab kini nga mohangyo sa katawhang Agusanon nga mu-alagad kanila isip gobernador.

Gidugang pa ni Cong. Angel Matba nga una na niyang gitunol ang iyang kaugalingon sa katawhang Butuanon ug human na usab siya nga nahukman niini, ug bisan pa man kon wala kini nagmadaugon, malipayon usab kini sa nahimong desisyon sa katawhan sa Butuan nga ilang napili ang iyang ig-agaw nga si Mayor Jun Amante.

Gikabutyag pa ni Cong. Angel Matba nga sa pagkakaron nga mibalik na kini sa pagserbisyo sa katawhang Agusanon, iya na matud pa usab nga ihatag ang iyang hingpit nga pagserbisyo niini.

Nagtoo usab si Cong. Angel Matba nga napahiluna na sa sakto ang katawhang Butuanon ubos sa bag-ong administrasyon, hinungdan nga dili na matud pa angayan nga mag-apil-apil pa kini sa hisgutanang politika sa dakbayan. (Agusan del Norte PIO/PIA-Caraga)