(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 25 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 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 2.5 meters).

PIA News Service - Friday, October 14, 2011

NCIP Caraga spearheads Indigenous Peoples Conference

by Nora CL Molde

-- With the theme, “Tribuhanong Katilingban Hagit sa Kasamtangang Panahon sa Karon ug Umaabot,” the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)- Caraga region will spearhead the Indigenous Peoples Conference on October 18-19 in one of the convention center here.

According to NCIP Caraga acting regional director Dominador M. Gomez, the activity will support the three-month campaign for Indigenous Peoples Rights and Empowerment in partnership with the Congress, Civil Society Organizations, the United Nations, International Labor Organization (ILO), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the NCIP as a national government agency.

Also, the activity will be participated by the different tribes of indigenous peoples in the region and is in line with the celebration of the 14th Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) anniversary in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation No. 1124 designating October 29 to November 4 of every year as Indigenous Peoples’ Week. (PIA-Caraga)

DILG encourages barangays to create waste management committees

by Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

BUTUAN CITY, October 14 (PIA)
-- City director Romeo Solis of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is encouraging all barangays in this city to create a Barangay Ecological Solid Waste Management (BESWM) Committee, which is in line with Section 56, Implementing Rules and Regulation of Republic Act 9003 otherwise known as Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.

Also, the said committee is in line with the “Clean Ground, Zero Waste” Program of Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. which will be implemented in 86 barangays of this city.

Meanwhile, the BESWM committee will be comprised of barangay captains, barangay kagawads, SK chairman, school principals, General Parent-Teacher Association (GPTA) presidents, representatives from religious sectors, non-government organizations (NGOs), and junkshop owners.

Members of the said committee are delegated to make comprehensive plans, briefs, and implement waste segregation. They are also tasked to prepare their constituents in implementing the “No Segregation, No Collection Policy” which will be launched on November 11, 2011.

On October 3 & 5, members of BESWM and community volunteers undertook trainings to prepare in the launching of Massive Education Campaign that will be enforced in the entire city. Part of the campaign is to segregate the biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes. (MRA with reports from Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

United Nations Youth Association of the Phils to hold Essay, Feature Writing Contests

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

-- In time with the World Youth Day for Democracy celebration on October 18, 2011, the United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines will be holding the Essay and Feature Writing Contests on said date, 1:00p.m. at the Prince Hotel, this city.

During the 1st Northern Mindanao Democracy (Essay & Feature Writing) Contest Conference, Brigadier Gen Charito B Plaza, Armed Forces of the Philippines Reservist will be the lead Democracy Speaker while Undersecretary Rizalino Rivera from the Department of Education will also be the Guest of Honor.

According to Rex YbaΓ±ez, national vice president for external affairs, the objectives of the said activity are to generate young people responses on democracy and freedom; inculcate sustainability on democracy beliefs and commissions; and enhance youth skills through competition outlets.

“The 1st Northern Mindanao Democracy Contest Conference is an event to celebrate the World Youth Day for Democracy on the 18th of October. The participants are public and private secondary students from the Student Publication of Northern Mindanao,” YbaΓ±ez said.

Along with the Essay and Feature writing Contests, the following will also be conducted: On-the-Spot Poster Making; On-the-Spot Cartooning; and Story Telling.

Also, the judges of said contests are professionals who have expertise on these fields. Criteria of judging will be revealed on the actual date, Oct. 18.

YbaΓ±ez appealed to the youths, as the National Vice President for External Affairs of the United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines and the CEO of Caraga Youth Leaders' Network Inc. to actively participate in this kind of activity to enhance their skills and ability, and make life worth-living by doing things which will benefit the community.

“It is my call to keep the youths of today to be educated on various advocacies to promote youth participation and development towards nation building,” stressed YbaΓ±ez. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

MARINA opens extension office in Surigao City

by FEAbkilan

–- Motor banca owners and seamen in Surigao del Norte and neighboring provinces need not to go to Cagayan de Oro City to process their documents. They just have to visit the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Surigao Extension Office at Port Area, Surigao City.

This was revealed by Engr. Emmanuel B. Carpio, regional director of MARINA X and XIII during the opening and blessing of their new office in the city on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Carpio said although the extension office was already here since 1994, their function was only to received documents and boat applications.

“With their new delegated authority, they can now issue documents under MARINA existing polices. Seamen can also obtain their seaman’s book here,” Carpio said.

Aside from applicant issuances, Carpio said the extension office can now initiate or assess the suspension and/or revocation of the above-issuances.

They will also supervise/coordinate/maintain administrative and regulatory activities,” he added.

Carpio said Engr. Charlito Bacang, Senior Ship’s Operating Specialist will lead the team in Surigao City.

The MARINA Surigao Extension Office’s area of jurisdiction includes the whole CARAGA Region which composed of the following: Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Dinagat islands. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Garantisadong Pambata 2 is set to launch in several barangays

by Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

BUTUAN CITY, October 14 (PIA)
–- Children aged 6-59 months from 86 barangays in this city are going to benefit from the Vitamin A supplementation program of the City Health Office (CHO).

Aside from vitamin A supplementation, CHO is going to deworm 12-71 month-old children.

These free health benefits are in line with the Garantisadong Pambata Program spearheaded by the Barangay Health Workers and the CHO that is conducted annually in the month of October.
The Garantisadong Pambata Program is an advocacy of the local government of Butuan in giving any health services to the children in order to promote a healthier life. (MRA with reports from Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

BI chief praises immigration agents for refusing bribes

by Antonette Bucasas

-- Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. praised intelligence agents for not succumbing to ‘easy money’ after they arrest an Indian national who attempted to bribe them in exchange for the release of two of his compatriots from the immigration jail in Davao City.

In his speech after awarding the certificates of commendation last Monday, David urged immigration officers and agents to stick to the straight path policy of the Aquino government and not to accept financial considerations in exchange of performing their jobs.

The BI chief gave the certification to immigration agents led by detailed Army Lt. Col. Efrain Oropel, technical assistant for intelligence.

David also said that a team of intelligence agents led by Oropel arrested Sukhdarshan Singh, 35 years old in an entrapment operation at the Victoria Plaza Mall along J.P. Laurel Ave. in Davao City last Oct. 3.

He said BI and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents set up the operation after Singh went to the BI office in Davao and offered P200,000 bribe for the release of Gurmeet Singh and Amandeep Kaur who are both detained at the said office.

Singh was later brought to the NBI headquarters in Davao City where he was booked on charges of attempted bribery and corrupting public officials.

The two detainees whose release was sought by Singh were among the 31 Indians rounded up by BI agents last Sept. 19 in an operation conducted against suspected illegal aliens in Davao City.

Earlier, David said he authorized the operation in the South due to intelligence reports about the increasing number of Indian nationals arriving and staying in Davao City.

He said a month-long intensive surveillance on the activities of the said foreign nationals pave the way for the operation which resulted in the apprehension of 12 undocumented aliens and the discovery of fraudulent visas on passports of the other Indians.

David said those arrested will undergo deportation proceedings for violation of the Philippine immigration act.

“Some of them managed to acquire resident visas by submitting falsified documents in support of their visa applications,” the BI chief said.

Also earlier, a Davao City judge dismissed for lack of merit a petition for habeas corpus filed by 12 Indian nationals arrested for being undocumented aliens. (BID/PIA-Caraga)


IFAD to give more funds for projects in Surigao del Sur

by Greg Tataro, Jr.

-- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) based in Rome, Italy is willing to give additional funding assistance for programs and projects in Surigao del Sur under the Department of Agrarian Reform North Mindanao Community Initiatives and Resource Management Project.

According to Bernecita Rojas, provincial project coordination office chief, both Dorothy Lucks and Mark Keating, team leader and lead evaluator of IFAD project performance assessment, respectively, were so pleased with the result of their assessment and evaluation of the projects implemented in the towns of Carmen, Madrid, and Cortes which they personally conducted.

Rojas stressed, the province got an initial “A+” rating for the six years alongside with components.

Worth some P120 millions, these include irrigations, Farm-to-Market Roads (FMR) with Timber Bridges, Organic Rice Production and Marine protected area.

On the other hand, the six components are community institution and participatory development; infrastructure; natural resources management; support to the Indigenous People; Health, Social Services and Education; and Project Management. (Radyo ng Bayan Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Aquino: mananatili sa bansa ang mga imbestor sa mina sa kabila ng pag-atake ng mga rebelled

by Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

-- Sa kabila ng pagsalakay ng mga rebeldeng NPA sa malalaking minahan na matatagpuan sa Claver, Surigao del Norte gaya ng Taganito Mining Corporation, Taganito HPAL Nickel Corp. at Platinum Group Metals Corporation at kumitil ng tatlong guwardiya, noong Oktubre 3, 2011, mananatili at itutuloy pa rin ng mga banyagang kapitalista sa industriya ng mina ang pangangalakal dito sa Pilipinas, ayon kay Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III.

Maliban sa pagkitil ng buhay, sinunog ng mga nasabing rebelde ang sampung dump truck, walong backhoe, dalawang barge at isang guest house, dagdag ng mga pulis at militar.

Sa pakikipagpanayam ng Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) sa Pangulo, na naganap doon sa Makati, Oktubre 12, sinabi ng Pangulo na nakausap niya ang grupo ng mga mangangalakal na Hapones at isiniguro nila na ipagpatuloy nila ang kanilang pangangalakal dito sa bansa sa kabila ng mga paglusob ng mga rebelde. Aniya, itiniyak ng mga opisyales ng grupong Sumitomo na wala silang intensyong bumaklas sa kabila ng kagulohang naganap.

Bilang pagtugon sa pangangailangan ng seguridad, may plano ang gobyerno ng Pilipinas na bigyan ng pagsasanay ang mga special Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) upang maging tagapangasiwa ng seguridad sa mga nasabing minahan.

Ayon kay Panulong Aquino, hihigpitan ng pulisya at militar ang pagbabantay sa mga CAFGU upang maiwasan ang pang-aabuso na maari nilang gawin. Aniya, mapapasailalim din ang mga CAFGU sa maingat na pagmamanman ng Commission on Human Rights chair na si Loretta Ann P. Rosales. (MRA/PCOO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: Aquino mianunsyo sa P500M suporta alang sa information technology-business processing outsourcing industry

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, October 14 (PIA)
–- Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III mianunsyo nga aprubado na ang P500 milyon gituyo alang sa kalamboan sa nasodnong information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) sector aron ma-andam ang Pilipinas alang sa nagkadako nga kalibotanhong demand.

“I’m happy to announce today that I have recently approved an additional P500 million under our stimulus package for training program to be undertaken by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in partnership with your industry,” si Pangulo Aquino miingon sa iyang pakigpulong sa mga partisipante sa Third Annual International Outsourcing Summit nga gihimo didto sa Sofitel Philippine Plaza niadtong Miyerkules sa gabii.

“We’re doing all of this to match the confidence you displayed in our country and this way, as you’ve chosen the Philippines, so too are we choosing to invest in our people --to add to the arsenal of skills and qualities they already posses in order to have a globally competitive and empowered workforce,” ang Pangulo midugang.

Ang gobyerno ug ang Industriya parehong mitutok sa pagpangita og mga solusyon samtang ilang gimugna ang kapasidad sa katawhan nga mahimong dili-palupig, ang Pangulo miingon, aron tabangan sila nga madugangan ang ilang kahigayonan nga makakuha og maayong mga trabaho.

Uban ang bag-ong trabaho nga gibuhat sa industriya kini usab makatabang sa katawhan nga masuportahan nila ang ilang mga panginahanglan sama sa pagkaon, balay, edukasyon ug health care, ingon nga ma-improb ang ilang mga kinabuhi, ang Pangulo miingon, dugang pa niini nga sa pagkakaron ang industriya naka patrabaho na og mokabat 500,000.

Ang Pangulo mipasalamat sa Business Process Outsourcing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) ug ang mga hingtungdan sa industriya tungod sa pagtabang sa nasod nga makahimo og mga trabaho alang sa kaayohan sa katawhan.

Ang gobyerno usab adunay programa nga Next Wave Cities Program aron maghatag og kahigayonan alang sa mga potensyal nga entrante nagpuyo gawas sa Metro Manila, ang Pangulo miingon. Luyo sa pagpalambo sa kahanas sa englis sa mga entrante, ang Tesda migahin og P20 milyon alang sa libreng pagbansay-bansay sa mga potensyal nga trabahador, siya miingon.

Mokabat 140 ka mga organisasyon nga nalambigit sa global IT-BPO industry ang misalmot sa diskusyon kabahin na sa nagtubo nga merkado, bag-ong mga teknolohiya, ug pagpalambo sa serbisyo atol sa duha ka adlaw nga international outsourcing summit didto sa Manila.

Organisado sa BPAP, ang maong summit nagtinguha sa pag tuki sa mga dagkong isyu nga naka-apektar sa industriya, lakip na ang mga oportunidad sama sa nagkadako nga pag-uyon sa service outsourcing ug ang mas nagkataas nga balor nga nahatod sa naghatag og serbisyo.

Mosobra sa 400 ka mga delegado ug 80 ka mga mamumulong ug mga panelista gikan sa Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Norway, Philippine, Russia, Singapore, ang UK ug ang US mitambong sa duha ka adlaw nga kalihokan gihimo niadtong Oktobre 11ug 12. (PIA- Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano news: Mga residente sa usa ka barangay sa Jabonga mapasalamaton sa naangkon nga proyekto

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

-- Mipaabot sa iyang dakung pasalamat si Mrs. Mary Flor M. Ocmen, ang Barangay Midwife sa Barangay E. Beltran, Jabonga Agusan del Norte, ngadto na sa mga kadagkuang opisyal sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Government sa pagpanguna ni Gov. Erlpe John M. Amante, ug sa Local Government Unit sa Jabonga sa pagpanguna ni Mayor Glecerio M. Monton Jr., human sila makabaton ug usa ka Health Center.

Sumala pa ni Ocmen nga pinaagi sa maong proyekto mas mapalambo pa unya ang ilang paghatag og serbisyo sa maayong panglawas ngadto na sa ilang mga residente sa barangay, sama sa pre-natal ug post-natal check-up, pagpa-anak, immunization ug uban pang mga libreng serbisyo. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: Duha ka mga proyekto sa lungsod sa jabonga malampusong gi-inagurahan

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

-- Malampusong gi-inagurahan ang duha ka mga sub-projects ubos sa Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) Makamasang Tugon HIPAGLAMBO 1 Project sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ngadto na sa lungsod sa Jabonga, Agusan del Norte.

Gibutyag ni Jabonga Mayor Glecerio M. Monton Jr. nga ang duha ka mga proyekto nga gi-inagurahan bag-ohay pa lamang mao ang Barangay Health Center sa Barangay E. Beltran ug ang Day Care Center sa Barangay Bangonay.

Ang maong mga proyekto nagkantidad kini sa kapin 700,000 matag usa kon diin mas nakadaginot matud pa ang gobyerno sa pagpatuman sa maong proyekto kon itandi sa regular contract nga pagtrabaho niini, gumikan kay usa man kini ka bayanihan system kon diin ang taga barangay mismo ang nagtinabangay aron matukod kini nga proyekto.

Ang inagurasyon gipangunahan ni Jabonga Mayor Monton, Vice Mayor Danny Moran, ug Board Member Loreto Q. Maraganas Chairman sa Committee on Energy, Transportation, Information and Communication, ug representante sa buhatan sa DSWD Caraga. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: Congresswoman Matba manguna sa ipahigayong Jobs Fair

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

-- Ang buhatan ni 2nd District Congresswoman Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba magpahigayon ug usa ka adlaw nga “Jobs Fair”, karong umaabot October 18, 2011, nga pagasugdan sa alas 8:00 ang takna sa buntag didto sa Candelaria Institute Covered Court, Cabadbaran City.

Alayon niini, gitawagan ang mga interesadong aplikante nga mga residente sa 2nd District sa Agusan del Norte sa pagsalmot sa maong “Jobs Fair”, aron kamo makakita og trabaho ma lokal man o abroad.

Ang mga interesadong aplikante mahimo lamang sa pagdala sa ilang Bio-data o Resume, Transcript of Records o Diploma, Barangay Clearance, Cedula, NBI Clearance ug Birth Certificate.

Alang sa dugang inpormasyon, tawag lang sa telephone number (085) 343-0222 ug pangitaa lang si Mr. Giovani F. Cabungcal, ang TESDA Focal Person ni Congresswoman Angel Amante-Matba. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Caraga)