(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 12 July 2024) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 ITCZ. 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sen. Revilla eyes on filming “Panday” in Surigao del Norte to help promote tourism industry

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 14 (PIA) – The next "Panday" movie of Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. might be filmed in Surigao del Norte.

In his send-off press conference held recently at the VIP Lounge of Surigao City Airport, Revilla said he is eyeing to film the movie sequel in the province after seeing its unique tourist destinations.

Revilla added this is one way of thanking the Surigaonons for their unending support not only to his political journey but also to his movie career. “In my own way, I can help promote the tourist destinations here in your province,” Revilla said.

With this, local officials of Surigao del Norte considered this as one way of promoting the tourism industry of the province, touted as the “Island Adventures” of the Philippines.

Revilla further promised to bring his family in the world famous Cloud 9 in General Luna, Siargao Island to experience surfing in one of the world’s best beaches with perfect waves for surfers.

The actor-turned politician also vowed to help in everything he can to promote the tourist destinations of the province. He even said, he is willing to serve as an image model to promote the Cloud 9 in General Luna, Siargao Island, known as the Surfing Capital of the Philippines.

Meanwhile, Sen. Revilla donated some Php500,000 to Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City as part of his advocacy to improve public health nationwide, through the “Kap Medical Assistance Program,” providing help to the indigent patients of Surigao del Norte through his Kalusugan Ating Pangalagaan (KAP) medical assistance program, in a ceremony held Friday, in time with the “Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw” Festival of the city of Surigao, where he was invited as Guest of Honor.

From his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), Sen. Revilla allocated Php500,000 as medical assistance fund for the needy patients in the province.

The granting of medical aid was formalized through a Memorandum of Agreement signed between the senator and Dr. Ponciano Limcangco, medical director of the Caraga Regional Hospital. The MOA signing was witnessed by Surigao del Norte 1st District Representative Francisco Matugas, 2nd District Representative Guillermo Romarate, Surigao del Norte Governor Sol F. Matugas and Surigao City Mayor Ernesto Matugas. (PIA-Caraga)

Gov. Pimentel calls CNN for a dialogue

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 14 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur Provincial Governor Johnny Pimentel today called on members of the communist rebels to dialogue with provincial officials to resolve insurgency issues.

In an interview with a local radio station here this morning, Gov. Pimentel said the recent burning of equipment of construction companies--allegedly by members of the Communist Part of the Philippines, New People's Army and the National Democratic Front--in the area will greatly affect the economy of the province as investors and soon to be entrepreneurs are threatened.

The province’s chief executive added it’s sad to note that this happened at a time when more companies are already putting in their investments and others are still coming in. “With the prevailing issue on the threat of peace and security, these investors might withdraw the investments that they are putting up, that may really affect the economic aspect of the province,” Pimentel said.

Aside from this, Pimentel added if such incidents will continue to happen, it is difficult to invite potential entrepreneurs to put up investments in Surigao del Sur.
The governor also said the tourism industry is also doing well in the province but with what happened, he is afraid that this will also be affected.

When asked about possible motive for attacks, Pimentel said contractors told him that they were not able to receive demand letters from the rebels, “so I don’t know what is really the reason behind these inhumane acts of these lawless groups,” Pimentel said in Cebuano dialect.

It can be recalled that as per report of PNP Provincial Office in Surigao del Sur, 13 heavy equipment were burned by the group in less than two weeks.

On September 5, five units of dumptrucks and 3 Saddam Hauler trucks owned by Bislig Ventures, Inc. were also burned.

Earlier on August 25, three units of backhoes, one unit of bulldozer and one unit of boom truck were also torched down at the Dole Philippine Compound in Brgy. Batunan, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur. (PIA-Caraga)

Youth leaders network initiates activities for peace

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 14 (PIA) -- The Caraga Youth Leaders’ Network is now initiating activities in support of the celebration of the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace on September 21, 2011.

Dubbed “Kalinaw Alang sa Tanan” (Peace for All), the initiative supports the worldwide call for a sustainable peace and development.

It also seeks to inculcate the essence of peace and the true meaning of a shared community. It is a synchronize celebration for peace by youth organizations, government offices, NGOs, sectoral groups and the academe to show support for peace in the region.

In a memorandum issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Caraga Regional Office here, all Chief Executives are encouraged to conduct the activity which is composed of three peace activities.

The “Singko Minutos na Pag-ampo Alang sa Kalinaw” is a five-minute moment of prayer for peace from 8:00 a.m. to 8:05 a.m. on September 21 to be conducted by the Sangguniang Kabataan, NGOs, youth organizaitons, government offices and others. This activity enjoins all concerned to gather together in a candle lighting mode and say the prayer for peace.

“Pirma Alang sa Kalinaw” is a petition declaring for a lasting peace in the region and the whole world to achieve human development and security. This activity can be facilitated by the Sangguniang Kabataan.

The “Peace Education Symposium is an activity aims to intensify the peace education campaign among the people in the community.

CYLN is a regional multi-sectoral and non-government organization (NGO) that focuses on advancing the Caraganon youth development affairs of Caraga Region. (PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: Clean Ground Zero Waste Program nagpakita ng pagkakaisa ng mga Butuanon, ayon sa isang opisyal

ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 14 (PIA) -- Sinabi ni Bise-Mayor Lawrence Lemuel Fortun ng siyudad ang kahalagahan na mabigyang proteksyon ang kapaligiran sa ginawang paglunsad ng Clean Zero, Waste Program ng lokal na pamahalaan na inaasahang magpapakita ng pagkakaisa ng mga Butuanon.

Sa kanyang talumpati kamakailan lang na ginanap sa Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) gymnasium kung saan inilunsad ang programa, sinabi ng opisyal na ang programa ay naglalayong maipakita sa buong bansa na ang mga Butuanon ay may kakayahang magkaisa sa anumang gawain para sa kaunlaran.

“Kinakailangan natin na maipagpatuloy ang pagkakaisa at kooperasyon ng bawat isa para makamit ang tagumpay sa kung anu man ang ating Gawain” sabi ni Fortun.

Dagdag pa ng opisyal na hindi totoo na ang mga Filipino ay napapko sa tinatawag na “ningas kugon” o ang pagkakaroon ng mentalidad ng maΓ±ana habit.

“Magugunita sa ating kasaysayan na kung saan ang ating mga ninuno ay ibinuwis ang kanilang buhay upang makamit ang kapayapaan at demokrasya at nagtagumpay ang mga ito pagkatapos ng matagal na panahon sa pakikipagdigma” ayon ni Fortun.

Idinagdag din ng opishyal na ang mga Filipino ay may kakayahang lumaban at maipagpatuloy ang pagkakaisa sa isang layunin.

Ang Clean Ground, Zero Waste Program ay naglalayong mahikayat ang mga residente na ipaghiwalay ang mga basura, linisin ang kanilang kapaligiran at ibenta ang mga basura na maaari pang gamitin ulit at mapakinabangan ang mga basura na nabubulok upang gawing pampataba. (PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Aquino nangulo sa pagbukas sa makasaysayanong marka sa Aquino house sa Tarlac

ni Dandy Lapura

SURIGAO CITY, Sept. 14 (PIA) – Nangulo si Pangulong Benigno Aquino III kaniadtong Sabado sa pagbukas og makasaysayanong marka sa kabilin nga balay sa Aquino family sa Concepcion, Tarlac, nga gideklarar sa National Historical Commission (NHC) isip makasaysayanong lugar kaniadtong 1987.

Gipadayag sa NHC nga gideklarar sa gobyerno ang kabilin nga balay sa pamilyang Aquino isip prominente tungod sa iyang makasaysayanong simbolo nga puluy-anan sa mga bantugang katawhan nga naggikan sa pamilyang Aquino.

Adunay tulo ka henerasyon sa mga Aquino ang nagpuyo sa maong balay gikan kini namugna kaniadtong 1939. Si Heneral Servillano Aquino, nakapuyo sa maong balay, ang bantugang lolo sa kasamtangang Pangulo.

Si Heneral Aquino usa ka Katipunero nga misalmot sa rebolusyon batok sa mga Espanyol. Siya usab nakig-gubat sa mga Amerikano kaniadton panahon sa gubat ng mga Pilipino kontra Amerikano.

Ang lolo sa atong Pangulo, Benigno Aquino Sr. nakapuyo usab sa maong balay. Si Aquino Sr. mao ang speaker sa national assembly, nahimong congressman, senador ug sekretarya sa agrikultura ug komersiyo.

Dugang pa niini, si Benigno Aquino Jr., ang amahan sa Pangulo mipuyo sa maong balay kaniadtong mayor sa munisipyo ng Concepcion. Siya usab nahimong governor sa Tarlac ug sa kataposan nahimong senador. Siya nakig-gubat sa pamunuang diktatorya sa kanhi Presidente Ferdinand Marcos ug gepusil niadtong Agosto 1983.

Gideklarar sa NHC ang makasaysayanong balay sa Aquino kaniadtong 1987 base sa board resolusyon 1 series of 1987.

Gikan sa pagkamugna sa maong balay kaniadtong 1939 pinaagi sa tabang sa mga karpintero na gikan sa Pampanga, ang mga nabilin nga miyembro sa pamilyang Aquino mediseder sa pag-renobar sa balay karong tuiga para mailhan sa publiko ang makasaysayanong bili.

Sa laing bahin, miadto ang Presidente kuyog ang pamilyang Aquino sa Concepcion sa gesaulog nga ika 80 anyos nga adlawng natawhan ni Maria Aurora Aquino Lichauco, ang iyaan ni Presidente. Si Aquino-Lichauco ang kinamaguwangan sa pito ka managsuong Aquino.

Kauban sa okasyon ang ubang miyembro sa pamilyang Aquino sila Rep. Jesli Lapuz (Tarlac District III), Concepcion Mayor Noel Villanueva ug mga baranay opisyales sa Concepcion. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: MalacaΓ±ang nalipay sa pasidungog gikan sa US envoy

ni Dandy Lapura

SURIGAO CITY, September 14 (PIA) -- Gikalipay sa MalacaΓ±ang niadtong Lunes ang pagbatbat sa US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas, Jr., kinsa kini mikutlo ug “good job” kaniadtong Domingo sa Pilipinas kabahin sa pakigbugno batok terorismo.

“The Philippine government is doing a good job in fighting terrorism a decade after the tragic "9/11" terror attacks by Islamic extremists in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001,” ingon ni Thomas Jr. sa maong interview.

Gekutlo ni Thomas hilabi na ang Philipine National Police ug ang Armed Forces of the Philippines ubos sa administrasyon ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, na minghimo ug mahinungdanong lakang alang sa pagsuhid sa mga paghulga ug terorismo dinhi sa nasod.

Tungod niining mga pagkugi, gerikomendar ni Thomas ngadto sa US State Department na ipawala ang travel ban sa Mindanao.

Ge-anunsyo kini ni Thomas atol sa pag-abli sa 20th Mindanao Business Conference didto sa Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur sa milabay na semana.

“I’m quite content. It’s a robust effort… As long as we remain vigilant, as long as you are doing everything you can to keep people safe, then you're doing a good job," ingon ni Thomas.

Sa maong press briefing sa MalacaΓ±ang karong hapon, geasoy ni Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte nga nalipay ang gobyerno sa pagkutlo ni Thomas.

“We appreciate those remarks and certainly it is a recognition of our efforts to fight not just terrorism (but) human trafficking as evidenced by the removal of the Philippines from the watch list and its subsequent upgrade in status,” dugang ni Valte. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: Aquino maoy pinasidunggang bisita ug keynote speaker sa 1st Integrity Summit

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, September 14 (PIA) -- Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III maoy mamahimong pinasidunggang bisita ug mamulong sa 1st Integrity Summit nga pagahimoon didto sa Grand Ballroom sa Marriot Hotel sa Pasay City karong adlawa (September 14).

Ang Summit uban sa tema nga “Cultivating a Culture of Integrity in Business and Beyond,” motapok sa mga local ug global corporate leaders, mga anti-corruption experts, ug senior government officials aron mopresentar sa mga programa sa ethics compliance, lakip usab ang konkretong mga pamaagi aron mapalig-on ang ethical business practices dinhi sa Pilipinas.

Kini nagtinguha pagtapok sa mga eksperto ug mga awtoridad aron pagpresentar sa mga pamaagi unsaon pagpalig-on sa ethical business practices ug pagbuhat niini aron “business with ethics” mahimong sumbanan sa nasod. Ang maong kalihukan mitukma sa battle cry sa Pangulo nga “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap”.

Kini maoy pinakaunang panagtigum nga gi-organisa dinhi sa Pilipinas uban sa maong tema, ug kini usab magtuki sa global trends alang sa pagsumpo batok korupsyon ug paghatag sa industriya ug kumpanya sa espisipikong mga inisyatibo aron mahilayo kanunay sa korupsyon.

Ang Summit gi-organisa sa Integrity Initiative – usa ka nationwide, ug pribadong sektor nga nanguna sa kampanya nga nagmugna sa hiniusang ethical standards sa mga nagkalain-laing sektor sa katilingban. Ang Initiative gi-implementar sa Makati Business Club (MBC) ug ang European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), sa pakigtambayayong sa Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham), ug ang Asian Institute of Management-Hills Governance Center (AIM).

Isip pagpalamdag sa maong Summit, ang pribadong sektor molusad sa Unified Code of Conduct alang sa mga patigayon uban sa presensya ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III.

Mouban sa Pangulo mao sila Vice President Jejomar Binay, Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, Ramon Del Rosario – Chairman, Integrity Summit & Makati Business Club; Hubert D’ Aboville, president, European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines; Felino Palafox, Jr., Vice Chairman, Integrity Initiative ug president sa Management Association of the Philippines; Fe Zamora, Vice President, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines ug si Edilberto de Jesus, President, Asian Institute of Management. (PIA- Surigao del Norte)