(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 28, 2011

RDC Caraga enhances members’ skills in planning, organizing events

by Nora CL Molde

-- The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) will conduct a two-day seminar-workshop on Social Graces and Protocol in one of the local convention centers here.

RDC vice chairperson and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Caraga Regional Director Carmencita S. Cochingco said that during the 67th RDC Meeting held in Tandag City, members of the council agreed to conduct the said workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to enhance the skills of the council members in planning and organizing events especially during visits of official dignitaries from foreign countries, as well as to help them adept at official and social functions whether as hosts or as guests during the visit.

Cochingco further said that in order to accommodate member-participants, the two-day live-in seminar will be divided into two batches. A registration fee of P8,500 per participant will be collected to defray the cost of venue, food and accommodation, seminar kit, board and lodging, honorarium and air fare of resource persons and facilitators from the Foreign Service Institute.

The first batch is scheduled on November 15 to 16, while the second batch is on November 17 to 18 this year, Cochingco added.

The RDC is the highest policy-making body in the region and serves as the counterpart of the NEDA Board at the sub-national level. It is a primary institution that coordinates and sets the direction of all economic and social development efforts in the region. It also serves as a forum where local efforts can be related and integrated with national development activities. (PIA-Caraga)

BGen Plaza lauds PNoy’s “no to all-out war” policy

by Robert E. Roperos

-- Brigadier General Charito B. Plaza of the 7th Air Force Wing Reserve recently lauded President Benigno S. Aquino III for the latter's declaration of an “all-out justice” instead of an “all-out war,” following the recent atrocities committed by lawless elements in Basilan, Zamboanga Sibugay and Lanao del Norte.

The first lady general of the country’s armed forces said President Aquino’s stand to continue the peace talks and no to an “all-out war” policy is laudable.

She said Filipinos are inherently peace-loving people being predominantly a Christian nation.

Plaza further said that the Islam faith of Filipino Muslims also observed Allah’s teaching of love and peace. “Hence, not difficult to negotiate by a truly sincere government negotiators,” she added.

However, BGen Plaza said the President should maintain the posture of a peaceful means and in healing the wounds of his divided people and in winning the peace.

The lady general from Caraga Region is trained and schooled abroad on specialized studies and training such as the “Anti-Terrorism Training”, “Conflict Resolution and Management”, Weapons of Mass Destruction”, “Natural and Man-made Disaster Management and Operations”, “Psychological Operations” and on the national and international security management.

A three doctorate degree holder on Peace and Security Management, Public Administration, and Humanities, BGen Plaza has earned her trainings in the JFK School of Government in Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, hence, is equipped with the know how to make her proposed peace and amnesty plan work.

She is likewise recommending the adoption of a new “Aquino Peace and Amnesty Plan” which she crafted which aims to win peace among the Filipinos. (PIA-Caraga)

Multi-sectors converge for Mindanao Week of Peace celeb

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

– Multi-sectors comprising government agencies, local officials, academe, non-government organizations, and private stakeholders convened recently at the Bishop’s Home here and discussed how to intensify its campaign for peace and development in Mindanao, in time with this year’s celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace celebration come November 24-30, 2011.

Butuan Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos stressed that Filipino people should be united since we all aim for peace. “To avoid war, let us all give love to other people despite our differences,” Bishop Pueblos said.

This year’s theme for the Mindanao Week of Peace celebration is “Common Word between Us and You: Love of God, Love of Neighbor”.

With this, multi-sectors identified activities for said celebration to be held simultaneously in Caraga, which are still to be finalized and to be presented in the next stakeholders’ meeting. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Loverkada Kids gets hero’s welcome from Butuan city gov’t

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 28 (PIA) -- The city government recently gave a hero’s welcome to "Loverkada Kids" following the group’s feat as finalists in ABS-CBN’s “Pilipinas Got Talent.”

From Bancasi Airport, the group was then presented to the people of Butuan in a motorcade, proceeding to the city hall for a courtesy call with Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr.

According to Adelfa Nedia, manager of the group, although the kids were not able to grab the championship title nor land in the top three, they were still thankful to the city government for the support given to the group.

Nedia also said although they have a lot of bookings and guestings, their priority right now is to take a rest.

During the semi-final round, the group was able to get the highest text votes among the six contenders, enabling them to grab the 7th spot in the grand finals.

Meanwhile, the group’s talent manager said that they are planning to organize a Butuan team called “Loverkada Boys” for next year’s staging of “Pilipinas Got Talent.” (PIA-Caraga)

CCPD spearheads Mindanao Week of Peace 2011 celeb in Caraga

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

-- The Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD) led by convenor Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos is spearheading this year’s celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP) with the theme “Common Word between Us and You: Love of God, Love of Neighbor” on November 24-30.

According to Ric DequiΓ±a of CCPD, the Top 10 Best Poster chosen out from the 42 youth who participated during the On-the-Spot Poster Making Activity held last October 8 under the guidelines and principles of “Sining Kabataan para sa Kapayapaan” will be used as the official Posters for this year’s MWOP celebration.

As tentatively planned by the multi-sectors comprising government agencies, local officials, academe, non-government organizations, and private stakeholders who are active members during this celebration on November 24, the MWOP will be opened officially in Surigao City.

On November 24, a Tree Planting and Cleaning for Peace will also be conducted along Buenavista, Agusan del Norte area while on November 26, stakeholders will be participating on the ‘Takbo Para sa Kapayapaan’.

However, CCPD with its stakeholders also consider to conduct the Tree Planting and Cleaning for Peace activities together with the Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (GADCC) simultaneously since GADCC’s 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) will kick off on November 25 as well.

Also, entertainment among members dubbed ‘Kalingawan Alang sa Kalinaw’ is scheduled on November 27 while a press conference is also set during the weeklong celebration.

With this, the general public is encouraged to join and give their full support in the success of this celebration. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

“Phil JobNet” - SRS registration is on-going in Tandag City

by Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

-- The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) under the office of City Mayor Alexander Pimentel is now accepting applicants to the national Skills Registry System (SRS).

Dubbed as “Phil. JobNet”, the program was spearheaded by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) aimed to address the prevalent mismatch in the employment and skills of the workers.

SRS is an electronic system where all the data gathered from the applicants will be uploaded and can capture all the updates on workers’ skills, and qualifications, among others. Lists of establishments and vacancies can also be found relevant to labor market information.

According to Ms Lorna Novo, Tandag PESO Manager, only 2 PESO in Surigao del Sur has been granted to localize the acceptance of applicants for SRS as pilot areas in Caraga in time of its 2nd wave of implementation. These are the City Governments of Bislig and Tandag.

Novo further said application forms are now available at PESO Tandag and has been disseminated to 21 barangays here after the orientation was conducted in the middle October 2011. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

New inter-agency task force formed to go after “kotong” cops, other traffic law enforcers

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 28 (PIA) -–
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has created two police officer-led teams as “strike force” for an Inter-Agency Anti-Kotong Task Force (IAA-TF) that would go after scalawag policemen and other traffic law enforcers engaged in “kotong” or mulcting and extortion activities in the Metro Manila area.

The creation of IAA-TF also coincides with the launching of the DILG’s anti-kotong hotline (0918-8882749) where the public can feed/submit information – which would be treated with utmost confidentiality – about “kotong” activities.

DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo said the above-mentioned project was a partial compliance to a recent directive of President Benigno S. Aquino III, after a meeting with transport industry leaders, for the DILG “to coordinate with other agencies, and investigate as well as remove from the service, those found to be guilty of extortion activities.”

“The creation of IAA-TF and its strike force, and the anti-kotong hotline, are part of the President’s directive to combat all forms of kotong operation in the streets, particularly in Metro Manila. On the part of the transport leaders, I urge them to cooperate in our campaign and discipline their ranks so as to prevent traffic enforcers from mulcting them,” he said.

During the consultation meeting in Malacanang, the transport leaders raised various concerns, and they include the confusion in the issuance of traffic citation tickets by different agencies; maintenance of illegal terminals, proliferation of kolorum public utility vehicles, extortion, collection of passing-thru fees and suspension of smoke-emission testing being implemented by LGUs.

The DILG is currently preparing MOA with concerned agencies like the Department of Transportation and Communications-Land Transportation Office, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the various local government units in the National Capital Region on the single-ticketing scheme and the campaign against “kolorum” vehicles plying or operating in the National Capital Region.

The IAA-TF, aside from its strike force, will be composed of agents or representatives from the DILG, National Police Commission, Philippine National Police, DOTC-LTO, MMDA, Department of Justice and those from local traffic enforcers from various local government units in Metro Manila.

Under the anti-kotong hotline scheme, the public will be asked to call or provide via text messaging their information that includes the date, time, place of occurrence, the modus operandi and the identity of the perpetrators. All anti-kotong information/reports that would be fed or submitted to the hotline will be treated with utmost confidentiality to protect the source of the information.

Upon receipt of the information, a police officer-led IAA-TF team will be deployed to conduct discreet surveillance and investigations on their subjects, gather material and other documentary evidences against the perpetrators.

After the IAA-TF team shall have built a tight case against their subjects, it shall submit recommendations on whether to file administrative or criminal case against the erring traffic policemen or local traffic enforcers to an IAA-TF steering committee.

The panel shall evaluate the recommendation and render a decision/action whether to reprimand, transfer, and file administrative or criminal charges against PNP personnel engaged in kotong. The panel’s decision would be forwarded to the Chief PNP for enforcement and/or implementation.

In the case of erring local traffic enforcers, their cases will be referred to the concerned action officers of the MMDA or the LGUs for administrative or criminal sanctions. If warranted, the IAA-TF would also pursue the criminal cases of erring local traffic law enforcers. (DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)

Strengthen Security for big businesses; organize SCAA to act as guards - Military

by Alex Cabardo

-- The first South Caraga Security Forum was convened yesterday in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur by officials of big companies, police and army top rank officers and local government officials in the province.

According to the military and police, the meeting aimed to make the officials and investors understand their responsibilities in issues relating to security.

Specifically, the forum tackled the threat posed by terrorists and how to avoid incidents that happened in Barangay Hayanggabon, Claver, Surigao del Norte from happening also in Agusan del Sur and the rest of Caraga Region.

“It is an open book and everybody knows that big companies all over the region are made the milking cow of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People’s Army and the National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). But because (communist rebels) increased their demand from 3 percent to 5 percent lately, some business establishment can no longer afford to give their extortion demand," Col. Romeo Gan, 401st Brigade Commander said.

"That is the reason why they show their forces and burn the equipments in order to sow terror that will threaten the investors so that they will be forced to give,” he said.

In order to ensure the security and safety of the big companies against the threat of the communists, the military suggested that special civilian armed auxiliary (SCAA) be organized and trained in order to augment the security forces of the mining and plantation companies in Caraga region.

Lt. Col. Danilo Benavidez, Battalion Commander of the 75th Infantry Battalion also made it clear that the SCAA will not be used to sow terror and abuses because they will be under the direct supervision of the army.

“As battalion commander of the 75th IB, it is my duty and responsibility to supervise the SCAA and to make sure that our command and control over them will all the time be imposed to make sure they will not be misguided,” Col. Benavidez said.

Col. Gan also assured the people that the army is always alert and ready in order to safeguard the investors, the business sector and the Filipino people against any terroristic activities of the CNN because big companies investing here will really solve the unemployment problem.

“We cannot set aside the security and safety of the business firms nationwide because they represent the whole country. Whatever happened to them will surely affect the economy and stability of our country and that is where we are giving our focus,” Col. Gan said. (dxDA/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Feature: A home for abused women and children in Cabadbaran

by Danilo Escabarte

Although a bit adjusted now to her new temporary home, Elsa,14; not her real name, starts her day cleaning and arranging her room, before taking her favorite place near the backdoor leading to the the kitchen. Shaded by trees at the heart of Cabadbaran City, the Crisis Center will be her home for the time being as Social Workers handle her case.

A volunteer barangay social worker referred Elsa to the center when she ran away from home after a neighbor attempted to rape her. This was not the first time that the perpetrator had victimized young women in their village, so she fled out of fear.

Elsa's experience is only one of the VAWC cases being handled by the Crisis Center for Women and Children in Cabadbaran. She is now on her month's stay in the center.

Mothers, some of whom were former victims of violence took turns in running the day to day operations of the crisis center. “ We established a schedule where members of our association will volunteer to man the desk here and sees to it that the center is open even on weekends,” Raquel dela Pena says in local dialect.

As president of Nagkahiusang Pundok Kababayen-an sa Cabadbaran (NPKC), dela Pena is in constant contact with their counterpart in the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO). “In responding to a reported case, we always inform the Social Worker assigned by the city government so that proper procedure will be followed.,” dela Pena said.

Members of the NPKC women association form the bulk of volunteer social workers that serve Cabadbaran City's 31 barangays. Trained how to handle cases of violence against women and children (VAWC), they act as linkage between the barangay, city government and concerned government agencies as they handle VAWC concerns.

Based on data gathered, social workers manning the desk at the center recorded at least six rape cases for July to September 2011. While seven physical abuse cases were also reported for the same period. Of the cases mentioned, rape victims were mostly minors and physical abuse were inflicted on women or mothers.

“Part of our efforts is to conduct periodic forum and orientation among women, children and even fathers in the barangay and here at the center to raise awareness on VAWC and other forms of child abuse,” dela Pena disclosed. “Our unified actions have yielded results, and Elsa'a case is only one of the cases we handled,” she added.

Mothers who are volunteer social workers accompany victims like Elsa in the center. They assist Elsa in doing simple household chores while consciously facilitating her recovery after the nightmare. Barangays have started to set aside funds to support volunteer social workers to strengthen and sustain efforts to lessen if not totally wipe out incidence of VAWC in Cabadbaran, dela Pena disclosed.

Recognizing the importance being played by mothers and volunteers in addressing VAWC and other gender issues in Cabadbaran, the City Council has alloted an initial PhP100,000 pesos to support the center's operation, while the City Government bankrolled the electricity and water consumption of the temporary shelter.

Construction of the Crisis Center was made possible with funds provided by the Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID) , and implemented in Cabadbaran through the Fundacion Humanismo Y Democracia (H+D) and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). (PIA-Caraga)

Feature: Number of diabetics increases with age

by Dr. Imelda A. Agdeppa

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.

Insulin is produced by the pancreas and is being used by cells to utilize sugar for energy production.

Classical symptoms for diabetes mellitus are frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger.

Two main types of diabetes are Type 1 diabetes, which results from the body's failure to produce insulin, and requires the person to inject insulin, while Type 2 diabetes results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency.

The causes of diabetes are attributed to both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise.

Data from the 7TH National Nutrition Survey (NNS) conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) in 2008 present indicated that the overall prevalence of high Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) in the Philippines is 4.8 percent, based on the average FBS of more than 126 milligrams per deciliter.

Fasting blood sugar is a type of blood test used to determine the amount of glucose in the blood and is mainly used in screening for any pre-diabetes or diabetes.

In people already with diabetes, blood glucose monitoring is used with frequent intervals to manage the condition.

Data from the NNS reflected that prevalence of diabetes mellitus among young adults 20-29 years old is 0.4%, 3.2% among adults 30-39 years old, 5.7% among older adults 40-49 years old, 9.0% among middle aged 50-59 years old and 9.1% among older persons 60-69 years old.

Hyperglycemia or high FBS level increased from 3.4% in 2003 to 4.8% in 2008.

Currently, the use of Hb1C is one of the best assessments to determine diabetes which is a form of hemoglobin measured primarily to identify the average plasma glucose concentration over prolonged periods of time.

In late adulthood, foods need to be chosen carefully to ensure adequate nutrition without excess consumption of calories since physiological changes that accompany aging may affect nutrition.

There is actually no treatment for diabetes mellitus, though it can be controlled and still be prevented with a proper diet and a healthy lifestyle.

A diabetic requires a lot of time and commitment in controlling the blood sugar through maintaining and achieving desirable body weight by eating the right types of food at the right time which are important in reducing the risk of complication of this disease.

A diabetic diet is must have a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in fat, and moderate in calories.

Inclusion of foods rich in fiber in the diet such as oats, cereals, legumes, wholegrain products, dried beans, peas, lentils, fruits, vegetables will also help in blood sugar control and thus may reduce the risk of diabetes.

A healthy lifestyle must be encouraged, such that smoking and excessive alcohol drinking should be avoided.

Moreover, it is suggested that patients with diabetes should do physical activities such as walking, 20 minutes three or four times a week, then gradually increased to 30 minutes walk, then gradually increasing it to 30. Physical activities should be something genuinely enjoyed so that it becomes a lifetime habit.

For more information on food and nutrition, contact Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City. E-mail: mcv@fnri.dost.gov.ph or mar_v_c@yahoo.com Telefax: 837-2934 and 827-3164, or call: 8372071 local 2296 or visit our website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)

Feature: Gotta have gata in your kitchen!

by Charina A. Javier

-- The food consumption survey (FCS) conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) in 2008 showed that coconut cream or gata is one of the most commonly-consumed food item in Filipino households, particularly among the Bicolanos.

The FCS showed that pregnant and lactating women consume the most coconut cream at an average of about 4.5 teaspoons or 22.2 grams and 23.2 grams per day, respectively, among other population groups.

Coconut cream is usually added in viands like ginataang kalabasa at sitaw, ginataang langka, laing, ginataang manok, Bicol express, ginataang tulingan, among others, or snacks like ginataang halu-halo, ginataang mais, desserts like ice cream and custards and even in refreshments.

These foods are frequently seen in everyday meals or in special occasions like fiesta and family gatherings.

Yes, gata, like coconut oil, is rich in fat but the fatty acids it contains is mostly lauric acid, a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT).

The MCTs are converted rapidly to energy in the liver and do not participate in the build-up and transport of cholesterol, as they primarily supply energy like sugar.

This is not the case for long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) which involves a complex mechanism that leads to fat deposition, cholesterol or triglyceride buildup.

Various local and foreign studies show that MCTs do not significantly increase the risk of having cardiovascular diseases.

A study by Dr. Rodolfo F. Florentino and Dr. Aida R. Aguinaldo revealed that Bicolanos, who have the highest coconut oil intake among the regions of the country, have the lowest mortality from heart disease and stroke.

The late Dr. Conrado Dayrit, a former National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) President and Professor Emeritus at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, conducted extensive studies about coconut in different health conditions in the Philippines. His studies showed the numerous potential antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects of coconut oil, including lowering the viral load of AIDS patients.

Also, another study by Assuncao and others in Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil showed that coconut oil does not cause dyslipidemia and seems to promote a reduction in abdominal obesity among women.

Aside from fats, gata also provides other nutrients like manganese, phosphorus and traces of vitamin E.

These, and many other studies showing the health benefits of coconut, encourage everyone to include coconut, its extracts like gata as well as recipes and products made from these in the diet.

So go on, include a serving of gata in your daily menu. Gotta have gata in your kitchen!

For more information on food and nutrition, contact Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City. E-mail: mcv@fnri.dost.gov.ph or mar_v_c@yahoo.com Telefax: 837-2934 and 827-3164, or call: 8372071 local 2296 or visit our website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)

Surigao Norte to receive funds from OPAPP

by Arturo M. Cruje

-- The province of Surigao del Norte will receive P48 million from the Pamana ng Lahi Program to fund the rehabilitation of highway junction of barangay Claver-Sapa-LaSiCam-Puyawon-Gigaquit road with a total length of 22 kilometers. This was confirmed by OPAPP Technical Staff Engineer Oliver Binancilan during his paid visit to Governor Sol Matugas.

The rehabilitation works cover the portion of the provincial road from Claver to Gigaquit which is not passable especially during bad weather due to its mountainous terrain and it passes valleys and rivers. The said barangays along the stretch of the road are considered hard-to-reach and conflict-affected areas.

The project is targeted to improve accessibility of the people to basic government service facilities. Easy transport of farm produce to the market and exchange of trade and commerce is expected to follow. Part of the funds will go to viable livelihood projects. (PPDO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano news: Aquino gipangulohan ang awarding sa 2011 Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Oktubre 28 (PIA)
-– Gipangulohan ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III ang seremonyas sa 2011 search for the Child Friendly nga mga Munisipyo ug Syudad gipahigayon didto sa Rizal Hall sa MalacaΓ±ang Palace kagahapon Huwebes.

Ang Presidential Award alang sa Child Friendly nga Munisipyo ug Syudad gimugna sa Council for the Welfare of Children ug gikonsiderar isip usa ka self-assessment mechanism aron mahibaloan ang kamahigalaon sa usa ka partikular nga syudad o munisipyo.

Ang maong award miila usab sa mga local government unit nga nagpakita ug nagbuhat sa “child-friendly” environment ug nagdepender sa mga katungod sa batang Filipino pagpakabuhi, paglambo, proteksyon ug partisipasyon.

Adunay lima ka mga kategoriya ang maong Presidential Award, kini mao ang -4th to 6th Class Municipality, 1st to 3rd Class Municipality, Component City, Independent Component City ug Highly Urbanized City.

Ang lima ka mga magdadaog nga makadawat og Presidential Trophy ug cash prize nga mokabat P300,000 mao ang: Munisipyo sa Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya; Mariveles, Bataan; Vigan City, Ilocos Sur; Santiago City, Isabela; ug Mandaluyong City.

Sa iyang pahayag, ang Pangulo midayeg sa lima ka mga magdadaog tungod kay gi-prayoridad sa ilang panggobyerno ang kaayohan sa mga kabataan.

Matud pa niya ang mga poverty alleviation programs sa gobyerno, nga gitawag og: Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) ug ang national health program Philhealth makanunayon gihapong nagdawat sa pundo alang sa dugang benipisyaryo.

Siya miingon nga sa pagtapos sa Septyembre, adunay mokabat 2.23 milyon ka pamilyang Filipino ang nakabenipisyo na gikan sa 4Ps samtang 5.2 milyon ka mga pamilya sa pagkakaron ang adunay healthcare.

Ang Pangulo usab namahayag nga ang gobyerno mihimo sa edukasyon nga maoy pinakaunang prayoridad tungod niini P1-bilyon ang gipaningkamutan nga makuha pinaagi sa Counter-Parting for Classroom Construction Program aron pagtukod og 1,300 lawak tulunghaan libot sa nasod. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: Bantay Presyo, gilusad

ni Ritchelle F. Encabo

-- Nagkahiusa ang mga representante sa Local Price Coordinating Council sa nagkadaiyang ahensiya sa panggamhanan lokal man o nasyonal aron i-monitor ang presyo sa mga panaliton sa nagkadaiyang merkado publiko ug mga pribadong establismento.

Tumong sa maong kalihukan nga matuki ug mabantayan ang pagsaka ug pagkunhod sa mga pang adlaw-adlaw nga panaliton, aron mabantayan ang mga tindahan nga illegal nga nagpasaka sa ilang mga presyo.

Subay niini, adunay pipila ka mga establismento ang nasapon nga nihimo og pagpangliso sa ilang mga timbangan hinungdan nga gipangkunpiska kini tungod sa mga kalapasan, gumikan sa dili insaktong timbang.

Kini nga kalihukan magapadayon aron kapanalipdan ang mga batakang katungod sa mga konsumante nga maoy gilantaw sa kasamtangan administrasyon aron mamahimong hapsay ang pagpadagan sa pamatigayon sa dakbayan sa Butuan. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Ika-5 hugna sa pang apud-apod og PhilHealth Card, gipangandaman

ni Amandalyn R. Gutierrez

-– Pinaagi sa buhatan sa Liga ng mga Punong Barangay ug City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD), gipangandaman na ang pagpanghatag sa ika-limang hugna sa Philhealth Card sa mga nagkadaiyang barangay ni’ng syudad.

Nahibalo-ang 1,678 ka mga pamilya ang gitakdang makadawat niini nga mga cards, diin daku kini ug tabang ngadto kanila sa panahon nga masakit ang usa sa miyembro sa ilang pamilya.

Samtang gipaningkamutan sa lokal nga panggamhanan ang saktong pagpanerbisyo ngadto sa katawhan sa syudad ubos sa liderato ni Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. kung diin ang nahisgutang kalihukan maoy usa sa mga prayoridad sa lokal nga administrasyon. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Oplan Kalag-kalag 2011, andam na

ni Adonis B. Presillas Sr.

-- Andam na ang lokal nga panggamhanan sa dakbayan sa Butuan sa pagsugat ni’ng tinuig nga kasaulogan sa Todos Los Santos ug Adlaw sa Kalag, pinaagi sa Oplan Kalag-kalag 2011.

Kini ang giklaro ni Emie Paulin, Administrative Officer nga diin mao usab ang Presiding Officer sa panagtigum nga gipahigayon dili pa lang dugay sa buhatan sa City Mayor.

Ang maong panagtigum gitambungan sa mga nagkada-iyang representante gikan sa nagkada-iyang ahensya ug buhatan sa atong lokal nga panggamhanan sama sa City Administrator’s Office, Civilian Security Unit (CSU), City Mayor’s Office (CMO), City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), City Health Office (CHO), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Land Transportation Traffic Management Office (LTTMO), City Engineering Office (CEO) ug ang Philippine National Police (PNP).

Gihisgutan sa maong tigum ang mahitungod sa deployment sa mga personahe, logistics ug physical preparation, ingon man ang gikinahanglang budget.

Subay niini, siyam ka mga lubnganan ang pagahatagan og saktong pagtagad sa atong siyudad sama sa Barangay San Vicente, Golden Ribbon, Zamora, Libertad, Chinese Cemetery sa Barangay Bancasi, Raniel (San Vicente), Uraya, Antongalon ug Taguibo.

Katuyuan sa maong pagpangandam aron mahatagan dayon ug hinanaling aksyon kung ugaling aduna may mga problema o emerhensya nga motumaw, pagpaangat sa kahapsay ug kalinaw, labaw sa tanan mapogngan kining gina-ingon Unnecessary Loss of life, lakip nga gidugang sa pagpahimangnu ang pag dili sa pagdala ug mga ilimnong makahubog ug ha-it nga mga hinagiban. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Padula sa kabatan-onan gipahigayon

ni Amandalyn R. Gutierrez

-- Gihatagan og dakung pagtagad ang mga kabatan-onan ni’ng dakbayan pinaagi sa padula kon paugnat sa kusog nga gipahigayon dili pa lang dugay didto sa Brgy. Pigdaulan sakop sa dakbayan.

Usa ka liga sa dulang basketball ang gipasiugdahan sa buhatan sa City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) tumong nga mahilikay ang mga kabatan-onan sa mga dautang bisyo sama sa pagpanigarilyo, pag-inom sa ilimnong makahubog ug ang paggamit sa guinadiling druga.

Gipangunahan ang maong kalihukan sa mga personahe sa CSWD alayon sa programa ni Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. alang sa kaayuhan sa kabatan-onan. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Training on upland rice technology, gitambungan

ni Ritchelle F. Encabo

–- Mga nagkadaiyang Agricultural Technologist’s kon (AT’s) sa City Agriculturist Office mipailawom sa Regionwide Training on Upland Rice gisugdan kagahapong adlawa Oktubre 24-28 ning kasamtangang tuig. Gipangunahan sa Agricultural Training Institute sa Barangay Los Angeles ni’ng dakbayan.

Tumong niini nga ma-edukar ang mga mag-uuma nga adunay daku nga potential nga magamit ang Upland Areas aron madugangan ilang kinita-an sa pagpanguma og mas mutaas ang production sa humay sanglit adunay mga advantages o bentaha ang maong dapit kung itandi sa low-land ricefield.

Kini nga programa gihingusgan ubos sa pagdumala sa buhatan sa City Agriculture pinaagi ni Engr. Alberto B. Buca, pinasubay sa programang panginabuhian sa natad sa pang-agrikultura ni Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr., aron mas mulambo pa ang ilang pamuyo ug ekonomikanhong panginahanglanon. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)