(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 24 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 - Monday, October 24, 2011

OFWs undergo 2-day training on financial literacy and entrepreneurship

by David M. Suyao

-- Twenty three overseas Filipino workers (OFW) have undergone training on financial literacy to equip them with business skills, just in case they opt to start a business instead of going abroad again to find work.

According to Provincial Public Employment Service Assistance Office manager (PESO manager) Divina Lagumbay, this activity is the first of the series of activities lined up with partner agencies in order to help the OFWs who were repatriated from the countries due to peace and order problems abroad.

A number of training have already been held in Agusan del Norte as by the Department of Trade and Industry as the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration declared it has a reintegration fund in partnership with the Land Bank of the Philippines amounting to P2 billion. OFWs are being offered the opportunity to engage in business and forget their dreams to go and work abroad, Lagumbay said.

Lagumbay added that the trainings are also in preparation to the plan of the provincial government of Agusan del Sur to put up a resource center or a “One stop center” that will cater to the needs of the OFWs, the youth, the families of the OFWs and the migrants.

“The center will serve as the information, research, networking and advocacy for our clients," he said. This include addressing the psychosocial problems of the youth.

"With parents abroad, many young people are misguided because of the absence of their parents, and that is how the center will be of help. Region-wide, there is no center that focuses on the problems of the youth...We will also put a kiosk and computers at the center so that youth can have access to the internet in looking for job that will fit their knowledge and skills,” Lagumbay said.

In this recent training, according to Lagumbay, OFW participants were taught how to plan for their retirement and investment in order to achieve their dreams. They will be taught also family budgeting and simple bookkeeping or record keeping.

The training also tackled topics such as importance of investment and types of investment funds; entrepreneurship and saving for investment or financial planning. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Mindanao alliance to launch “Nurture A Tree, Save a Planet Earth Campaign”

– Mindanao Alliance Self-Help Societies – Southern Philippines Educational Cooperative Center (MASS-SPECC), a federation of primary cooperatives around Mindanao will be launching its synchronized environmental consciousness campaign dubbed as “Nurture A Tree, Save a Planet Earth Campaign” on October 29, 2011.

The one-day activity shall be conducted in a synchronized manner around the different regions in Mindanao. This initiative of MASS-SPECC is part of its thrust to implement cooperative social services to the communities where its member cooperatives are located.

The objective of the activity is to promote awareness among the member cooperatives on its contribution in achieving the Millennium Development Goals of ensuring environmental sustainability.

Over the years, cooperatives have implemented social service programs on an individual basis. But the impact of disparate efforts have been minimal. Thus, cooperatives have decided to collaborate to achieve substantial impact and wider involvement of the coop community.

Apart from the financial services offered by the cooperatives to its members, provision of social services that are responsive to the needs of the members and the communities remain an important thrust of the movement.

The synchronized tree planting activity is a unified initiative of the different primary cooperatives under MASS SPECC to culminate the celebration the month of October as Cooperative Month.

All Co-operators are enjoined to participate in this synchronized tree planting activity on October 30, 2011 (Saturday) in their respective localities. (MASS-SPECC/PIA-Caraga)

JPENHS and TMENHS: Victors of 3rd SQS Division Championship

by Ruel L. Dres

-- Jacinto P Elpa National High School-Learning Resource Center (JPENHS-LRC) won the Championship in the 3rd Statistics Quiz Show (SQS) - Surigao del Sur Division held recently at the JPENHS Computer Laboratory Room, Tandag City, this province.

The JPENHS team was composed of Kristine Mae M. Pazo and Mae L. Cabadonga with Coach Analyn L. Avila. JPENHS accumulated a total of 14 out of 25 points and was declared as the Division champion.

Second placers in the Quiz who garnered a total of nine points, were the teams coming from Tandag National Science High School and Tagbina National High School. The third placer was Matho National High School-Annex. Other competing schools were Gamut National High School, Madrid National High School, Solomon P. Lozada National High School, Sto Nino National High School, Tagsaka National high School and Unidad National High School.

The announcement of the winners was made by Ms Edna E. Trinidad, the Mathematics Supervisor for Secondary schools, who chaired the three-member Board of Judges.

The Provincial Statistics Officer of NSO-Surigao del Sur, Mr. Ruel Dres together with Ms Trinidad presented the cash prizes, trophies and certificates to the top three division winners.

Non-winning teams and all the coaches were given certificates and consolation prizes.

Bislig City Division

For Bislig City Division, Tabo M. Estrella National High School (TMENHS) succeeded as the champion I 3rd Statistics Quiz Show held at Mangagoy Central Elementary School Computer Laboratory Room, Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur on October 19.

TMENHS was composed of Emmanuel R. Escala and Mac Andrian D. Abadies with Coach Rhodora C. Luga. TMENHS accumulated the highest score of 16 points thus giving them the trophy for the division champion.

The second placer was Mangagoy National High School with a total of 11 points. Bislig City National High School (BCNHS) and Tumanan National High School tied in third place slot after the final round. However, after the sudden death rules were applied, BCNHS emerged as the third placer. Other competing school in Bislig City Division was Sikahoy National High School.

The proclamation of winners was made by Dr. Teresa Dumaran-Buray, the Mathematics Supervisor for Secondary Schools, who chaired the three-member Board of Judges.

The Provincial Statistics Officer of NSO-Surigao del Sur, Mr. Ruel Dres together with Ms Buray presented the cash prizes, trophies and certificates to the top three division winners.

After the awarding, the assistant Schools Division Superintendent of Bislig City Division, Dr. Imelda N. Sabornido imparted inspirational message and at the same time closing remarks. She encouraged the contestants to pursue in the field of Statistics and to make use of the modern technology.

The 3rd Division SQS

The 3rd Division SQS is undertaken as part of the 22nd National Statistics Month this October 2011. The leading agency for this year is the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with the theme: “Quality Social Protection Statistics for Focused Targeting” Improving Outcomes, Changing Lives.”

NSO I coordination with the Department of Education thru their respective Schools Division Superintendents, namely, Dr. Teofila G. Cabatuan (Surigao del Sur) and Dr. Lucia S. Castro, CESO V (Bislig City), conducted this 3rd SQS to all the National Secondary Schools to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics and to promote, enhance and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics specifically in the field of education. Through this activity, high school graduating students is encouraged to take up statistics courses for their tertiary education.

This year’s contest is a collaborative effort of sponsors and partners. The sole sponsor for the two divisions will contend in the SQS Regional Championship this coming October 25 at Butuan City. SQS is the brainchild of Caraga Region. Up to the present, Caraga is the only region that conducts the contest annually. (NSO-Surigao del Sur/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

BGen Plaza defends Lt Col Pacquiao’s promotion

-- “Lt Col Manny Pacquiao is worth more than a Thousand Soldiers, and is very qualified for his promotion and appointment."

This was the statement made by Brigadier General Charito B. Plaza, AFP Reserve Force’ first woman General, from Mindanao and the three-termer representative of the First District of Agusan del Norte.

The Republic Act 7077 or the AFP Reservist Law, provides, the organization, training, development of the citizens to compose the AFP Reserve Force, as a component of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The reserve force shall also be a source of expansion of the regulars troops in times of war and national emergencies.

Thus, Plaza said, this qualified the boxing champ when he enlisted himself to join the Philippine Army Reservists in 2006, prior to his being elected as Representative of the Province of Saranggani in Mindanao.

Pacquiao then held the rank as Senior Master Sergeant, the head of all the enlisted personnel.

The GHQ AFP Circular No. 4, dated July 5, 2010, standardized the concept, policies and procedures governing the commission of officers in the Reserve Force and the different sources of the Reserve Force Officers to include the elected and appointed government officials, graduates of the National Defense College of the Philippines, graduates of a baccalaureate degree or honorary degree, except for deserving enlisted personnel under RA 718.

Pacquiao was elected Congressman of the Province of Sarangani in 2010, hence, qualified for his appointment to the LT Col rank. Further, he was conferred , the honorary degree as a Doctor in Humanities, by the South Western University in Cebu City in 2009, for his extraordinary service as a public servant/Representative, and the honors he brought for the Philippines as the world boxing champ, said Plaza. (PIA-Caraga)

Surigao City to commemorate “Battle of Surigao Strait” on Tuesday

-- The city government of Surigao will commemorate once again the historic “Battle of Surigao Strait” on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Surigaonons and invited guests from America, Australia and Japan will converge to remember the day when the Japanese Imperial nation bowed down to the American and Australian Navies during one of the greatest battles in history on Oct. 25, 1944.

The 67th year commemoration ceremony will be held at the Lipata Ferry Terminal complex where the site of the famous naval battle was held.

City Mayor Ernesto Matugas, Gov. Sol Matugas and 2nd district Rep. Guillermo Romarate will lead the memorial service which will begin at 4:30 a.m. with a wreath laying, lighting of the memorial flame by participating American, Australian and Japanese embassy representatives and lighting of sky lantern by the city and provincial officials and employees, veterans, members of Surigaonon Heritage Foundation, national line agencies, tourism council members and students.

Other commemorative activities during the one-day celebration include, wreath-laying at the Japanese Crematorium Marker in Surigao del Norte National High School-the former site of the Japanese encampment during World War II, the "3rd Bugsay Race" at the Surigao City Boulevard, film showing of the accounts of the Battle of Surigao Strait, and 4th monthly finals of Surigaonon Singing Star. (Surigao City Tourism Office/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Tagalog News: Pangulong Aquino iniutos ang paglabas ng P10-B pondo para sa AFP

ni Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

-- Iniutos ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III ang paglabas ng pondong nagkakahalagang P10 bilyon para sa modernisasyong programa ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), ayon sa isang opisyal ng MalacaΓ±ang.

Sinabi ni Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte na ang nasabing pondo ay kukunin mula sa taong 2010 at 2011 na gugugulin ng Pambansang Gobyerno.

Idinagdag pa ni Valte na inatasan na ng Pangulo ang Kagawaran ng Pagbabadyet at Pamamahala (Department of Budget and Government o DBM) na maglabas ng 10 bilyong piso para sa modernisasyon ng AFP. Ang pondong ito ay kukunin mula sa gugugulin sa taong 2010 at 2011 sa limang (5) bilyon bawat taon.

Ayon kay Valte, sinisimulan na ng DBM ang paghahanda ng mga kinakailangang papeles kagaya ng Special Allotment Release Order o SARO upang mapadali ang pagpalabas ng pera.

Ang nasabing pondo ay gagamitin para sa pagbili ng mga kinakailangang kagamitan para sa tatlong pangunahing “service commands” ng AFP kasama na ang armored personnel carriers, kagamitan para sa komunikasyon, sealift vessel, mga sandata at mga sasakyang panghimpapawid. (MRA, ulat mula PCOO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Ang National Kidney ug Transplant Institute Diagnostic Center makatabang sa gobyerno aron pagsumpo sa kapobrehon

ni Susil Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Oktubre 24 (PIA)
-- Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III miingon ang pagmugna sa National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) diagnostic center sa Quezon City usa ka hiramenta sa gobyerno aron wagtangon ang kapobrehon sa nasod.

“Patunay ang bagong tayong diagnostic center na ito sa pagtupad natin sa ating panata na tutukan ang kalusugan ng mga Pilipino, mayaman man o mahirap, at siyempre lalo na sa mahirap,” ang Pangulo miingon atol sa inagurasyon sa maong diagnostic center niadtong Biyernes.

Ang pagtukod sa bag-ong center usa ka realisasyon sa mandato sa pagkab-ot sa sistema sa universal health care sa nasod, siya miingon. “Bahagi po ito ng agenda natin ng palaban sa kahirapan,” ang Pangulo mingon. “Ang tulungan mabigyan ng patas na pagkakataon ang bawat isang Pilipino para sa marangal at malusog na pamumuhay.”

Ang bag-ong ekwipo ug pasilidad nga madugang sa world-class expertise sa mga kawanihan sa NKTI nagpasabot og dugang epektibo nga pagserbisyo, sa iyang dugang pamahayag.

Ang Pangulo nagpasalamat sa kawani sa NKTI, sa ilang mga doktor ug mga nurses sa pagpabilin sa maong hospital ug pagserbisyo sa katawhan keysa moadto sa laing nasod aron mangita og dakong panginabuhian.

“Mulat kayong hindi dapat ipinagkakait ang inyong tulong at serbisyo sa taumbayan at nasa inyong mga kamay ang susi para umangat ang antas ng serbisyong medikal sa bansang ito,” siya miingon.

Ang NKTI maoy sulundan sa tinguha sa gobyerno paghatag og maayong mga serbisyo medical ngadto sa katawhan, siya miingon.

Ang Pangulo nagpasalamat sa liderato sa NKTI sa pagtukod sa bag-ong diagnostic center nga maka serbisyo og dugang sa mga Filipino labi na sa mga kabos ug ang Land Bank of the Philippines tungod sa paghatag niini sa pondo aron pagtukod sa maong diagnostic center.

Ang Pangulo usab mianunsyo niadtong Biyernes nga gi-aprobahan na ang P2.5 billion alang sa pagpalambo sa mga gipanag-iya sa gobyerno nga mga hospital sama sa Lung Center of the Philippines, Philippine Heart Center ug ang Philippine Childrens Center ug Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth).

Siya midugang nga ang gobyerno migahin og P7.1 bilyon aron pagpalambo sa rural health units, barangay health stations ug mga hospital nga gidumala sa DOH. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: Caraga Tri-Media posibleng mamahimong sakop sa Regional Development Council

-- Posibleng mamahimong sakop sa Regional Development Council (RDC) sa Caraga Region-13 ang pundok sa Caraga Region Tri-Media Practitioners Association (CARTRIPA) nga gipangulohan ni Roberto “JUN” Parada, Jr., ang bag-ong napiling presidente niini. Kini ang pamahayag ni NEDA Regional Director Carmencita Conchingco, vice-chairperson sa Caraga RDC, atol sa gipahigayon nga “MEET THE PRESS” -- kon pakighimamat kauban sa prensa -- nga gipahigayon niadtong hapon sa Oktobre 18, 2011 didto sa Villa Maria Luisa Hotel sa Dawis, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

Ang pamahayag ni Director Conchingco maoy iyang tubag sa sugyot nila ni Surigao del Sur Congressman Philip Pichay ug Gov. Johnny Pimentel nga himoong private sector representative ang pundok sa CARTRIPA kon Caraga Tri-Media aron kini mamahimong tulay nga magka-istorya ang kadagkuan sa Caraga Regional Development Council ug ang pundok sa walhong mga rebelde aron maangkon ug mauyonan ang sulbad sa problema sa peace and order sa rehiyon.

Matud ni Gov. Pimentel nga dako ang iyang pagsalig sa pundok sa Caraga Tri-Media isip usa ka epektibo nga tulay aron maangkon sa tibook rehiyon ang hingpit nga kalinaw nga dugay nang gipangandoy sa katawhan.

Sa iyang kabahin, nalipay nga nagpasalamat si Roberto “JUN” Parada, ang presidente sa Caraga Region Tri-Media Practitioners Association (CARTRIPA), sa gipakita nga pagsalig nila ni Gov. Johnny Pimentel ug Cong. Philip Pichay sa ilang pundok isip usa ka independente ug walay gidapigan nga kahugpongan diin aduna kini ensaktong kredibilidad nga mamahimong tulay sa pagkasinabot unya sa gobyerno ug mga rebelde.

Sa maong okasyon, gidawat ni Parada ang hangyo sa duha ka dagkong mga opisyal nga mamahimong tulay ang CARTRIPA aron makab-ot ang kalinaw sa rehiyon sa Caraga.

Sa laing bahin, namahayag usab si Eugenio “Junjun” Lira, chairman sa board of directors sa CARTRIPA, nga andam silang tanan nga mamahimong instrumento sa katawhan aron maangkon ang pagsinabtanay sa gobyerno ug sa mga rebeldeng komunista. (CARTRIPA/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: 64th Adlaw sa Tubay celebration nagmalapuson

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

-- Malampusong gisaulog ang ika- 64th Adlaw Sa Tubay Anniversary sa lungsod sa Tubay, Agusan del Norte niadtong October 20, 2011.

Gibutyag ni Tubay Municipal Mayor Sadeka G. Tomaneng nga niadto pang October 17 nagsugod ang nagkadaiya nga mga activities alayon na sa maong kasaulugan, sama sa Children’s Festival, Araw Ng Mga Kagawad, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony sa Tubay Investment Development Center, Inter-School Chorale Singing Contest, Employees Day, Fun Run, Inter-Agency Friendly Volleyball Tournament, Inter-School Best Of Philippine Folk Dances Challenge,ug ang ABC Program atol sa Founding Commemoration Day.

Atol sa ABC Program nahimong pinasidunggang dinapit si kanhi Executive Secretary ug kanhi Agusan del Norte 2nd District Cong. Atty. Edelmiro A. Amante uban nila ni Tubay Mayor Sadeka Garcia-Tomaneng, Vice Mayor Fidel Garcia uban ang mga myembro sa konseho, ug gitambungan usab kini sa tanang myembro sa Barangay Council nga naglangkob sa 12 ka mga barangay, nga mao ang Lawigan, Tinigbasan, Tagpangahoy, Binuangan, Kabayawa, Tagmamarkay, Dona Rosario, Dona Telesfora, Sta Ana, Victory, Poblacion 1 ug Poblacion 2.

Nahimong sentro sa maong programa mao ang Dance Competition sa 12 ka mga barangay kon diin ang mga partisipante sa sayaw, kadto lamang mga myembro sa konseho sa Barangay ug nahimong mananaug isip 1st prize ang Barangay Binuangan ug ang 2nd Prize mao ang Barangay Tagpangahoy kon diin pareho kining nakadawat ug ganting salapi.

Samtang isip pinasidunggang dinapit, gilingaw na lamang ni Former Executive Secretary Atty. Edel Amante ang katawhang Tubaynon pinaagi sa pagkanta uban ang Agusan Sounds, ug mihatag usab kini ug tag P2,000 matag barangay.

Nahimong symbolic usab ang maong programa human gipalupad ang 100 ka balloons nga nagsimbolo isip suga sa panaghiusa, ug gisundan dayon kini sa Concert At The Park uban ang bandang True Faith sa kauluhan ug ang EJ Band sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Government.

Ang tema sa maong kasaulugan mao ang “Celebrating Tubay’s Rich History With A Resolute Heart”.

Alayon niini mapasalamaton si Mayor Tomaneng ngadto na sa tanang nagpaluyo sa ilang upat ka adlaw nga kalihukan labi na ang working committee sa Local Government Unit sa Tubay ug ang gihatag usab nga suporta sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Government. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Cebuano News: Mayor Jun Amante nanawagan sa mga Investors nga mobubu og Negosyo sa bag-ong Regional Business Center sa Tiniwisan

ni Jovelyn C. Mejorada

-- Nanawagan si Hon. Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. sa mga investors nga mopatigayon og negosyo sa bag-ong Regional Business Center (RBC) nga nahimutang sa Barangay Tiniwisan, niining syudad sa Butuan.

Atol sa gipahigayong Open House Program bag-ohay pa lamang didto mismo sa nasangpit nga establisamento, inubanan sa mga hepe sa mga nagkadaiyang departamento sa City Hall, Department of Trade and Industry kon (DTI), kauban si Hon. Ryan B. Culima, isip Committee Chairman sa Peace and Order ug City Administrator Leah A. Mendoza.

Dili na unya hasol sa mga magpapatigayon kay ang maong establisamento kompleto kini sa power and water supply ug lig-ong sementadong kalsada. Nahimutang usab kini sa tunga-tungang bahin ning syudad.

Mahimong bisitahon sa mga intresadong investors ang lugar sa bisan unsang oras ug andam ang lokal nga panggamhanan pinaagi ni Mayor Amante sa pakig-alayon sa DTI sa pagdawat sa inyong suporta agi’g pakig-tambayayung diha sa buhat.

Tungod niini nga higayon nahimong abli ug bukas ang maong establishemento para niadtong tanang individwal o tigpapatigayon kinsa gipanawagan sa amahan ning dakbayan ang gustong mobubu og igong negosyo niining maong dapit aron mapahimuslan sa maayong gimbuhaton dugang pagkab-ot sa kalamboan sa syudad sa Butuan. (LGU-Butuan City/PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Kalusugan Pangkalahatan program sa Provicnial health gilusad karong adlawa

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

-- Gilusad karong adlawa sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Health Office inabagan sa Department of Health - Center For Health Development Caraga ug Philippine Health Insurance Corporation ug uban pang mga stakeholders ang “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” Program.

Gibutyag ni Dr. Elizabeth N. Campado Provincial Health Officer ll sa PHO, nga tumong sa maong programa nga mahatagan ug protection ug katungod ang katawhang Agusanon labi na sa mga indigents, nga makapahimulos sa tukmang serbisyo sa maayong panglawas ngadto na sa nagkadaiyang health facilities sa tibook lalawigan sa Agusan del Norte.

Alayon niiini lauman nga mohatag ug inspirational message si Agusan del Norte Gov. Erlpe John M. Amante, kon diin gikatakda usab nga motambong si Caraga Health Director Leonita P. Gorgolon.

Ang mamahimong partisipante sa maong kalihukan mao ang mga Municipal ug City Mayors, Municipal Health Officers, Sanggunian Bayan Members, None Government Organizations, Community Volunteer Workers ug uban pa.

Ang maong kalihukan gipahigayon kini karong adlawa sa Luciana Convention Center ning syudad sa Butuan. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Cebuano News: Agusan del Norte, host sa Regional Population Quiz

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

-- Nahimong host karong tuiga ang Agusan del Norte Provincial Government sa pagpanguna ni Agusan del Norte Gov. Erlpe John M. Amante, sa ipahigayon nga Regional Population Quiz nga gipasiugdahan sa Population Commission Caraga.

Gibutyag ni Ms. Rutchie C. Saluta Information Officer ll sa Population Commission Caraga, nga ang Regional Popolation Quiz gikatakda kining ipahigayon ugmang adlawa October 25, 2011, sa Provincial Capitol Training Center, Capitol Compound ning syudad sa Butuan.

Gidugang pa sa opisyal nga mokabat sa walo ka mga contestants ang mag-indigay nga gilangkuban nila ni Leslie G. Sumabal sa Carmen National High School, isip representante sa Agusan del Norte; Blessee Joy V. Lacuna sa Tabon Maximino Estrella National High School, isip representante sa Bislig City; Ruby Althea C. Comiling sa Agusan National High School, isip representante sa Butuan City; Jaffielu J. Morales sa Don Ruben E. Ecleo Sr. Memorial National High School, isip representante sa Dinagat Islands; Christian G. Lasala sa Socorro National High School, isip representante sa Surigao del Sur; Jason T. Magno sa Taft National High School, isip representante sa Surigao City; Restituto T. Royales sa Tubod National High School, isip representante sa Surigao del Norte; ug Roel O. Almadin sa Tagbina National High School, isip representante sa Surigao del Sur.

Gikatakdang mohatag ug mensahe sila si Agusan del Norte Gov. Erlpe John M. Amante, Department of Education Caraga Regional Director Dr. Gloria D. Benigno ug Population Commission Caraga Regional Director Camilo S. Pangan.

Ang tema sa Regional Population Quiz karong tuiga mao ang “The World at 7 Billion”. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Cebuano News: Ayudang pagmintina sa maayong panglawas sa mga kabataan gitunol ni Mayor Jun Amante

ni Jovelyn C. Mejorada

-- Gitunol bag-ohay pa lamang ni Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. ang 209 boxes nga adunay sulod nga mga toothbrush, toothpaste ug sabon ngadto sa 19 nga pampublikong tulunghaan sa Elementarya ug 10 nga Day Care Center sa syudad sa Butuan nga wala pa nakadawat sa Essential Health Care Program kon EHCP, gitambayayongan niining lokal nga panggamhanan uban ang Aboitiz Foundation.

Kahinumduman nga gilusad ang maong programa niadtong Hulyo 26, 2011 didto sa Butuan Central Elementary School Quadrangle ug sa 35 ka publikong tulunghaan sa pakig-alayon sa Department of Education (DepEd).

Tumong niini aron malikayan ang kanunay nga pag-palta sa klase sa mga kabataan tungod sa mga problemang panglawas sama sa sakit sa ngipon, gibitok, ug ang pagka-malnourish.

Subay niini giturn-over usab ang balor 99,000.00 ni Mayor Amante ngadto kang Dr. Daylinda J. Tampos, Division Superintendent sa DepEd Butuan City, kini gikan sa mga pribadong indibidwal nga adunay malumong kasingkasing sa pagpaningkamut ni Ms. Ivy O. Amante ug Ms. Therese Fortun isip Chair ug Co-Chair sa Ways and Means Committee niini nga programa, kini aron itukod og mga dental clinic sa mga tulunghaan.

Gilauman usab ni Mayor Amante nga magpadayon kini nga programa aron makunhuran ang problemang panglawas sa mga ka-estudyantehan ning dakbayan sa Butuan. (LGU-Butuan City/PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: 17th National Correctional Consciousness Week gisaulog sa Provincial jail

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

-- Pormal nga gisugdan karong adlawa sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Jail ang lima ka adlaw nga kasaulugan sa 17th National Correctional Consciousness Week.

Gibutyag ni Agusan del Norte Provincial Jail Warden Engr. Luisito P. Azura nga alayon sa maong kasaulugan ubay-ubay nga mga activities ang nakahan-ay sa Provincial Jail, kon diin pormal kini nga giab-lihan karong buntag pinaagi sa usa ka Eucharistic Celebration nga gipangunahan ni Rev. Fr. Tony A Saniel, ug sundan dayon kini sa Opening Program kon diin gikatakdang mohatag ug mensahe sila si Agusan del Norte Gov. Erlpe John M. Amante ug Parole & Probation Administration-Department of Justice Caraga Regional Director Lina Burdeos-Espere.

Kabahin usab sa maong kasaulugan ang pagpahigayon ug Friendship Games ug Exhibition Games sa dulang Basketball, ADNPPO Clients Got Talent Show, Medical ug Dental Outreach ug Consultative Dialogue.

Ang tema sa kasaulugan karong tuiga mao ang: “Pagbabagong Buhay: Tuwid na Landas aking Gabay.” (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)