PIA News Service - Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

The search is on for Miss Siargao 2011

by Dandy Lapura

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, Sept. 28 (PIA)
-- To conclude the successful 2nd Siargao Surfing Festival, the provincial government of Surigao del Norte in cooperation with the First Congressional District of Surigao del Norte will launch the Miss Siargao 2011 in General Luna, Surigao Del Norte.

Some lovely ladies representing the different localities of the municipalities in Siargao Island will vie for the crown in this year’s beauty pageant.

Ms. Siargao 2011 will receive P30,000 with Sash and Trophy plus round trip to Hong Kong; Ms Siargao Tourism 2011 will receive P20,000 with Sash and Trophy plus round trip to Boracay; Ms. Siargao Environment 2011 will receive P10,000 with Sash and Trophy plus round trip to Boracay and P5,000 worth of consolation prizes for the non-winning candidate.

Also, Special Awards will be given to the candidates, Best in Ethnic Fantasy Costume will receive P2,000 w/ Sash and Trophy; Best in Swimsuit will receive P2,000 w/ Sash and Trophy; Best in Evening Gown will receive P2,000 w/ Sash and Trophy; Best in Talent will receive P2,000 w/ Sash and Trophy; Miss Friendship will receive P2,000 w/ Sash and Trophy; Most Photogenic will receive P2,000 w/ Sash and Trophy.

The coronation night will be on October 2, 2011 in General Luna, Siargao Island during the closing ceremonies of the 17th Siargao International Surfing Competition. (with reports from PPDO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Government agencies enjoin to conduct Inter-Generational Family Picnic, Fair

by Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA)
-- Government agencies must devote a special family day this October.

In a recent meeting of the Regional Coordination and Monitoring Board (RCMB), DSWD-Caraga and its partner agencies agreed to conduct an Inter-Generational Family Picnic and Fair on on October 3, 2011, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Covered Court of Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol.

The activity aims to strengthen family bonding through games for children and parents.


Also, the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on the Filipino Family (RIAC-FF) and RCMB member agencies will be installing booths showcasing products or services of their respective agency for the participants.


Meanwhile, Fe Gomez of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) - Caraga said the agency will offer free massage, spa, manicure and pedicure during the event.

The said activity is in line with the Elderly Filipino Week which is celebrated every first week of October pursuant to Proclamation No. 470 issued by former President Fidel V. Ramos. (MRA/PIA-Caraga)


BayanTel launches marketing caravan in Mindanao

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA)
– Bayan Telecommunications Inc. (Bayan) is taking its marketing caravan program to Northern Mindanao to explore new opportunities for growth as well as strengthening its market leadership postion in the region, to help hasten the economic development of the region.

Chief Operating Officer Rafael T. Aguado arrived in Caraga Region for the company’s marketing caravan dubbed “Bida ka sa Bayan.” Activities during the caravan include a motorcade around the city, a customer fun fair promo and recognition program, a sales team and employee awards night, as well as a courtesy visit to local city officials and LGU partners, among other activities.

Bayan for Mindanao’s development

The Northern Mindanao is an important market for Bayan where it currently holds the leadership position in the landline service. The company is eyeing to expand in the area of digital subscriber line (DSL) and data services for both residential and business customers.

The caravan program also includes site inspection for potential expansion and exploration of new market opportunities in the areas of Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog City, and nearby areas.

The National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA) in its Mindanao Strategic Development Framework 2010-2020 (MSDF) identified the need to expand telecommunications facilities in Mindanao.

NEDA said that the telecommunication infrastructure highway will have to be strengthened by improving the regulatory framework toward promoting efficiency and leveling the playing field to ensure fair competition in the delivery of telecommunications services in Mindanao.

According to the MSDF report, LGUs would have to be oriented on reforms to streamline procedures and incentives. LGUs can offer incentives, enter into joint venture agreements and/or undertake public-private partnerships that will be mutually beneficial for the public and private sectors.


Bayan-Butuan partnership


Bayan established its operations in Mindandao in 1986 after it bought the franchise from Butuan Telephone Co. to operate telecommunications services to Butuan City residents and in the nearby areas.

To date, Bayan operates in the North Mindanao area serving the following locations: Butuan City; the municipalities of Nasipit, Buenavista, Carmen, Remedios T. Romualdez, Magallanes, and the city of Cabadbaran in Agusan del Norte province; the city of Bayugan and the municipalities of San Francisco and Prosperidad in Agusan del Sur province; and the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Ozamis, Pagadian as well as the province of Bukidnon.

Mr. Aguado said Bayan believes in the economic potential of the region, and expressed his commitment to fully support the city governmetn’s vision to accelerate the progress and development of Butuan through the various initiatives that the company and the city have partnered to work on.

“In his very recent Report to the City, Mayor Jun Amante has announced that the city government of Butuan, together with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Butuan City Chamber of Commerce, will be working together to attract more investors by promoting investment packages in the Regional Center in Tiniwisan for more revenue and more economic activity for Butuanons,” Aguado said.

In support of this, he said Bayan has invested close to a million pesos worth of cabling infrastructure capacity expansion to service the Butuan City Regional Center in order to help the city attract investors and locators to the facility.

“This is our way of supporting the city’s plan of establishing the facility to become a call center/IT hub in Caraga and help in the jobs generation program of the city government,” said Aguado.

Moreover, Bayan has also provided the Butuan city government with an entrance cable facility worth of 50 lines to exclusively provide the telecommunications service needs of the people working in the city hall.

The Bayan management team will be paying Mayor Amante a schedule courtesy visit to the city hall tomorrow to highlight the company’s commitment to the city’s development programs. (BayanTel/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Aquino mingdayeg sa Terumo Corporation sa pagpalapad sa ilang operasyon sa Pilipinas

ni Dandy Lapura

SURIGAO CITY, Set. 28 (PIA)
-- Usa ka Japanese firm nga gibantog sa pagama ug disposable nga hiringgilya ug ekipong pang-hospital gipresentar kaniadtong Martes ang usa ka “letter of commitment” kay Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, gipadayag ang ilang tinguha sa pagpalapad sa ilang kasamtangang pasilidad sa Pilipinas nga tukma sa usa mga giprayoridad nga programang proyekto sa administrasyon nga gitawag ug public-private partnership (PPP) program.

Si Presidente Aquino gihinabi sa mga dagkong opisyales sa Terumo Corporation didto sa Imperial Hotel kaniadtong buntag sa Martes ug sila nag-saad nga pagalapdan ang ilang puhunan sa nasod pinaagi sa dugang pagpalambo sa ilang paktorya sa Biñan, Laguna ug sa pagkuha ug dugang mga yuta para sa pagtukod ug ubang pasilidad.

Si Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. mingpahayag, “Terumo Corporation is “very upbeat” about its commitment to increase its current investments in the Philippines “because they like the work ethics of the Filipino workers that are also highly skilled”.

“They want to double or triple their workforce as soon as the new land or new space would have been acquired,” giasoy ni Coloma sa mga reporters sa maong press briefing didto sa Tokyo Kaikan paghuman sa roundtable discussion sa Presidente kauban ang mga Japanese business leaders.

Si Coloma mingpahayag nga ang hiringgilya maoy usa sa mga importanteng produkto sa Terumo Corporation ug ingon ni Presidente Aquino nga ilang pagkomitar para sa pagpalapad sa ilang pasilidad sa Pilipinas maoy usa ka “significant development” tungod kini tukma sa plano sa gobyerno nga mohimo ug plantang vaccination.

Ang katukoran sa paktoryang vaccination maoy usa sa mga upat ka prayoridad sa proyektong PPP nga gipresentar sa Presidente ngadto sa mga lideres nga negosyanteng hapon atol sa ilang roundtable discussion. Ang ubang tulo gilakipan sa pagmugna ug 10,000 school buildings, Daang Hari SLEX Road construction ug ang NLEX-SLEX connector.

Si Coloma wala minghatag kung pilay pigura kalabot sa kantidad sa puhunan sa Terumo Corporation nga ibubo sa nasod. Ingon niya, ilang ipadayag ang mga pigura uban sa kadtong mokomitar nga Japanse firms sa dihang matapos sila sa pakigpulong sa mga negosyante naka linya sa Presidente.

Ang Terumo Corporation girepresentahan sa ilang chairman ug chief executive officer, Koji Nakao ug presidente Maki Takizawa nga ang ilang “letter of commitment” gihatag ni Presidente Aquino ngadto kay Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo.

Natukod kaniadtong 1921 ni Dr. Kitasato Shibasaburo, ang Terumo Corporation nagsugod sa ilang negosyo sa paggama ug thermometers ug kini minglambo nga nahimong usa sa pinakadakong prodyuser sa kasangkapang medikal sa tibuok kalibotan.


Ang Terumo Corporation niabli sa ilang permirong overseas office sa United States kaniadtong 1971, nga mingmarka sa permirong overseas expansion. Ug adunay ilang establisadong igtatabang didto sa Europe, China, Inda, Philippines ug Thailand.

Ang Terumo Corporation nahimutang ang ilang headquarters ug paktorya sa Pilipinas didto sa East Main Avenue Laguna Technopark, Biñan, Laguna. Ang ilang mga produkto kalakip ang medical disposables, blood bags market, coronary stents, catheters ug uban pa. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: 1ST Cong. Angel Matba Jobs Fair ipahigayon

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Sept. 28 (PIA)
-- Gikatakdang ilusad ang 1ST Congresswoman Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante Matba Jobs Fair karong October 14, 2011 sa Candelaria Institute Covered Court, Cabadbaran City.

Gibutyag ni Mr. Jovani F. Cabungcal ang TESDA Focal Person sa buhatan ni Congresswoman Matba, nga kini ang unang kahigayunan nga maglusad ang buhatan sa kongresista ug Jobs Fair alang sa walay mga trabaho nga mga residente sa ikaduhang distrito sa Agusan del Norte.

Gidugang pa sa opisyal nga atol sa maong Jobs Fair ubay-ubay nga mga employer nga gilaumang motambong aron mahatagan ug dakung kahigayunan ang mga aplikante nga makabaton ug trabaho sa maong adlawa.

Alayon niini nanawagan ang opisyal ngadto na sa mga interesadong aplikante sa pagsalmot sa maong Jobs Fair, ug kinahanglan nga magdala lamang sila sa mga requirement sa pag-apply ug trabaho sama sa Resume o Bio-data, Barangay ug Police Clearance, NBI Clearance ug Birth Certificate.

Ang maong Jobs Fair giabagan kini sa nagkadaiyang ahensya sa gobyerno nga mao ang: Technical Education Skills & Development Authority (TESDA) Agusan del Norte, Philippine Overseas Employement Agency (POEA), Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE), National Statistics Office (NSO), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Giabagan usab kini sa mga tulunghaan sa Cabadbaran City nga mao ang Candelaria Institute (CI), Bishop Haden Institute (BHI), Caraga State University (CSU) Cabadbaran Campus, Northern Mindanao Institute (NORMI), ug TESDA Provincial Training Center. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Cebuano News: Programa alang sa basura, hugot nga gikampanya sa lokal nga panggamhanan

ni Christopher E. Simogan

BUTUAN CITY, Set. 28 (PIA)
-- Hugot ang kampanya karon sa lokal nga panggamhanan ang programa alang sa pagkunhod sa basura sa atong dakbayan diin nakahan-ay niini ang mga aktibidad sama sa Household Waste Segregation Scheme.

Ilawom sa maong pamaagi nga diha pa lamang sa tagsa tagsa ka mga panimalay makat onan na ang pagbahin bahin sa mga basura (Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable).

Atol sa panagtagbo sa mga komitiba sa Finalization on Plans sa Clean Ground, Zero Waste Management Program nga gipahigayon sa Department of Trade and Industry, Regional Office, gihisgotan ang mga pamaagi unsaon sa pagkab-ot sa mga hustong plano pinaagi sa pagbansay sa mga ginang sa panimalay,mga ahensya, mga tulunghaan, Home Owner’s Associations, mga barangay,mga establisimento, coastal areas, clean streets, clean airwaves sa mga maong pamaagi.

Gipaabot sa maong panagtagbo ang mga aktibidad sama sa Orientation/Briefing, Conceptual and Applied Training, Simultaneous Clean- Up Drive, Policy and Action Planning, Implementation and Monitoring, Giving of Incentives ug uban pang mga punto ug hisgotanan.

Gilauman nga pinaagi sa maong mga pamaagi makunhoran nato ang atong basura,mabatonan ang kalimpyo sa palibot,makadugang sa kinitaan pinaagi sa organic fertilizer, makahatag sa himsog nga panlawas,ug makat-onan labaw sa tanan ang disiplina sa kaugalingon sa pagdumala sa atong kaugalingong basura. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)