(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 - Saturday, October 1, 2011

Feature: On sows, patience and profit

by David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Oct 1 (PIA) -- Ronaldo Cuanan, 36, used to work for the provincial government of Agusan del Sur until he stumbled into swine raising, as friends from the provincial agriculture's office would often talk to him about how big a business venture it can be.

“I started the venture in 2006 with my meager savings. I bought two sows, and after a few months, asked my friends from PAO to artificially inseminate the sows," Cuanan said. “Na-bored gyud ko ug pina-abot (I really felt bored while waiting) for 114 days feeding the sows."

His patience paid off, as each sow bore ten piglets each. "Joy replaced my boredom," he recalls.

After a month, Cuanan earned a gross income of P36,000 out of the 18 piglets. He said he was just happy to earn that much.

That’s when Cuanan decided to expand his business. Eager to learn more, he attended seminars and hog raisers' conventions.

He even trained with the International Training Institute on pig husbandry specializing on artificial insemination course.

Cuanan's industry caught the attention of the provincial government, which always showed willingness to help him in his new business. Under the provincial government's swine upgrading program, then governor Maria Valentina Plaza gave him a high breed sow to add to his materials for production.

After two years in the swine business, Cuanan put up a semen laboratory to ensure that he has the best quality materials for insemination not only for his sows, but for other hog raisers in the community.

Word soon spread that Cuanan was using high breed and high quality semen for artificial insemination. Thus, many pig growers went to him and he was able to charge P250 per 100 ml. bottle of semen for artificial insemination.

Last year, Cuanan already had eight high breed and healthy sows and two boars in his piggery in San Jose, Prosperidad.

Each sow bears an average of 10 piglets twice a year giving him a gross sales of P360,000.

“Of course, swine project needs personal attention. That is why I resigned from my job at the provincial capitol to focus my attention to my pigs,” he said.

Cuanan plans to expand his laboratory project cum business, but he wants to maintain only ten sows and two boars so that "I can fully attend to the animals."

Today, Ronaldo Cuanan has mastered the art of patience, and is happily cashing in on his sows and boars.

He hopes that someday, the project will evolve into a re-dispersal center of healthy piglets, so he can share more high breed materials with people who want to sow their luck in the business, so to speak. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)


DSWD-Caraga to launch Household Targeting System Program Database

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 1 (PIA) –- In line with the celebration of the National Statistics Month this October, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga Regional Office will be spearheading the nationwide launching of the department’s National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) Program Database.

According to DSWD Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat, the launching is anchored on the theme “Quality Social Protection for Focused Targeting: Improving Outcomes, Changing Lives".

“NHTS-PR is a special project of the government that aims to identify who and where the poor are in the country. Executive Order 867 series of 2010 provides for the Adoption of the NHTS-PR as the only mechanism for identifying poor households who shall be recipients of Social Protection Programs nationwide,” Jabagat said.

The launching is set on October 5 at 9:00am at the Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


DILG-13 to conduct forum on Poverty Reduction with CSO-LGU partners

by Mary Christine Anthonette M. Salise

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 1 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga Regional Office, in its commitment to aggressively scale up interventions through the active involvement and participation of non-government organizations in achieving transparency, accountability, participation and performance in governance, will be conducting a forum dubbed “Localizing Poverty Reduction: Convergence Forum of CSO-LGU Partners” on October 6-7 at the Prince Hotel and Restaurant, this city.

DILG Regional Director Rene K. Burdeos, said that the forum is aimed to strengthen and enhance Local Government-Civil Society Organization collaboration as active partners in local governance geared towards attaining empowered and accountable local government units.

He also added that through the forum, DILG will be able to identify and determine factors that either reinforce or hinder the maturation of the partnerships, to be able to come up with a Mutual Plan of Action-which will serve as their roadmap, for further promotion of civic consciousness and regular partnership workshops.

Expected participants for the forum are the following: CSO City/Provincial Officers, League Presidents and Multi-Stakeholders Advisory Committee members. (DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano news: Aquino nakakuha o $1.4B-investment commitments gikan Japan

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Oct. 1 (PIA) -– Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III mitaho nga siya nakakuha og $1.4 billion investment pledges human sa iyang upat ka adlaw nga pagbisita sa Japan.

Sa iyang mensahe pag-abot didto sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport Centennial Terminal 2 niadtong Huwebes sa gabii ang Pangulo miingon ang iyang opisyal nga pagbisita sa Japan nagtinguha sa paghimo og lig-on nga “strategic partnership” tali sa maong nasod.

“Wala pong duda sa tagumpay ng ating biyahe: sa loob lamang ng apat na araw dumalo po tayo sa tatlumpu’t anim na meeting at iba't-ibang engagement, kung saan may $1.4 billion na halaga ng bagong mga negosyo't mamumuhunan ang tiyak na papasok mula sa Japan, ito po ay sa mga sektor ng enerhiya, manufacturing, at mga serbisyo,” ang Pangulo miingon sa iyang pamahayag.

Atol sa maong biyahe, ang Pangulo miingon nga siya nakahimo sa pagsubli pa introdyus sa nasod isip ua ka lugar nga andam alang sa negosyo diin ang mga mamumuhunan makadahom nga sila pagatagdon uban ang patas ug kamatuoran.

Ang Pangulo usab nagpasalamat kang Japanese Emperor Akihito ug Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda alang sa ilang mainiton nga pagdawat ug makanunayong pagsuporta sa Pilipinas.

“Habang nakatutok sila sa recovery at reconstruction ng kanilang bansa, mananatili sila sa pagbigay ng Official Development Assistance sa Pilipinas, bilang suporta sa ating Philippine Development Plan at sa Public-Private Partnership program. Nakakagalak ng kalooban ang ganitong uri ng malasakit mula sa bansang Hapon,” the president said.

Human sa iyang pakigpulong kang Noda ang Pangulo miingon nga ang Pilipinas makadahom og arang-arang nga mekanismo alang sa pagpasulod sa mga Filipino nurses ug caregivers didto sa Japan.

Ug sa samang higayon, ang duha ka mga nasod misaad og maayong kooperasyon alang sa pagpaayo sa disaster prevention and management lakip usab ang climate change response, ang Pangulo miingon. Siya ug si Noda mipirma og Forestland Management Project.

Ang Pilipinas nakakuha usab og suporta sa Japan alang sa pagmentinar sa kalinaw didto sa giawayan nga West Philippine Sea, ang Pangulo miingon.

“Pareho naming kinikilala na magandang hakbang ang pagtanggap sa Guidelines for the Implementation on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea,” siya miingon.

Luyo sa mga isyu sa ekonomiya, ang Pangulo ug si Prime Minister Noda mituki usab sa turismo ug information technology ug ang panginahanglanon sa Pilipinas aron mapalig-on niini ang coast guard.

Ang Pangulo miingon ang iyang bag-ohay palang nga pagbisita sa US ug Japan nakapabalik sa pagsalig ug kumpiyansa sa international community ngadto sa Pilipinas.

“Sa naging sunod-sunod po nating pagbisita sa ibang bansa, lalo pong naging malinaw at nanunumbalik na ang tiwala at kumpiyansa ng mundo sa Pilipinas,” ang Pangulo miingon.

“At iyan naman po ang mithiin natin: na kapag narinig ang pangalan ng ating bansa, hindi kurapsyon at utak wang-wang ang tatatak sa kanila; sa halip, isang bansang marangal at maunlad, isang bansa kung saan nangingibabaw ang kultura ng mabuting pamamahala at pakikipag-kapwa,” siya midugang. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano news: Faith-based nga grupo magasaulog ug pakighiusa sa Balangayan Conference

ni Dandy Lapura

SURIGAO CITY, Oct. 1 (PIA) –- Ang mga representante sa nagkalain-laing faith-based nga grupo magkitaay karong adlawa sa University of Santo Tomas isip tubag sa tawag sa kabagohan ni Presidente Benigno Aquino III.

Ang Balangayan Conference, pagahimoon karong buntag sa Sabado didto sa Medicine Auditorium sa Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas, isip kabahin sa ubay-ubay na aktibidadis sa Pilipinas Nation, usa ka boluntaryong kalihokan nga gilungsad sa Presidente kaniadtong Hunyo nga gituyo para sa pagpa-usbaw sa nasod pinaagi sa boluntarismo.

Ang maong komperensiya maoy lugar sa mga Pilipino sa nagkalaing-laing tinuohan para mahiusa sa pagpadayag sa ilang nagkaparehong bili ug gugma sa nasod.

Kini usab namugna para mawala ang dili maayong panghuna-huna sa nagkadaiyang grupong tinuohan nga naglisud sa pagsulbad, paghanap ug kaparehong kapasikaran ug pakigtambayayong sa matag-usa. Mukabat sa otso syentos ka batan-ong Pilipino ang gikatakdang motambong sa maong kalihokan.

Ang mga partisipanteng grupo gilakipan sa National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, an University of the Philippines Institute of Islamic Studies, Buddhis Light International Association, Tuklas Katutubo, National Commission on Indigineous Peoples, Focolare Movement, representante gikan sa Hindu community, National Council of Churches in the Philippines, mga Tiyolohiyang propesor, studyante gikan sa mga seminary ug Katolikong unibersidad, representante gikan sa mga student councils ug mga organisasyon sa kabatan-onan, ang National Youth Commission, ug ang Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation.

Si Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Sonny Coloma mag-abli sa komperensiya ug mohinabi sa nagkalain-laing panglantaw ug aspirasyon sa mga Pilipino sa nagkalain-laing tinuohan sa tibuok nasod. Ang ilang pagkalkulo ug panghinaut sa nasod maipaabot sa mga mananambong pinaagi sa usa ka live nga presentasyon “Anong Pilipinas ang Gusto Mo?”

Ang mga representante sa faith-based nga grupo mohimo unya ug paghatag sa mga pamagi kung giunsa pagpadayag sa ilang gugma para sa Pilipinas.

Sa ikaduhang seksiyon sa komperensiya, PCOO Undersecretary for Special Concerns Jose Mari M. OquiΓ±ea mangulo sa pagdasig sa mga partisipante sa pagsaulog sa pakighiusa isip mga Pilipino nga motabang sa uban pinaagi sa iyang panultihon “My Brother’s Keeper.”

Ang porsiyon sa pangutana ug tubag ug lakip ang mga reaksiyon gikan sa mga liderers sa nagkalain-laing komunidad maoy magdala ug kahayag sa posibilidad sa maharuhay na kasamtangan. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)