PIA News Service - Sunday, October 2, 2011

Butuan dad convenes partner agencies, stakeholders to discuss dev’t plans for IPs

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 2 (PIA) -– Convergence partners from the government and private stakeholders convened Friday, Sept. 30 for the one-day initial workshop for the “Formulation of a Master Plan for the Eco-Cultural Development of Barangays Anticala and Pianing" of this city under Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT 135).

In a written statement, Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr said the formulation of a master plan for the Eco-Cultural Development of said barangays is part of the APTO’s Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP).

The meeting/workshop was aimed primarily at: a) Revisiting the Convergence Cluster Plans; b) Identifying significant priorities to form part of a Master plan for the Eco-Cultural Development of the area; and c) Making practical arrangements for the implementation of the plan.

Meanwhile, the convergence partners will be focusing on the high impact projects/strategies for the IPs with the following: a) Cultural Development; b) Socio-Economic Development; and c) Environmental development.

During the meeting, the convergence partners expressed their commitment to support the IPs through their respective programs and services.

Also, leaders of the Manobo tribe present during the meeting ensured the convergence partners of their active participation and cooperation to the programs and services being offered to them by the government and partner stakeholders.

The activity was facilitated by a team including the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the city government, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), the Sibog Katawhan Alang sa Paglambo (SIKAP, Inc.) and the Anticala-Pianing Tibal Organization (APTO) with support from the Indigenous Peoples Development Program (IPDP), a technical cooperation initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Spanish International Development Agency (AECID). (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

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DSWD Caraga conducts the 1st Convergence Caravan

by Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 2 (PIA) -– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga conducted recently the 1st Convergence Caravan for the 1st District of Agusan del Norte, with the theme “Kaya ng Pinoy Tumawid sa Kahirapan”, at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort.

DSWD Caraga gathered 150 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries from Butuan City and 100 from the municipality of Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte, partner agencies and the media to witness the caravan and to gain support for the budget of the Philippine conditional cash transfer (CCT).

In the said caravan, DSWD Caraga Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat briefed the public about Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). Jabagat also reported the DSWD’s performance status of compliance from May to June. “There are already 7,957 registered Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Butuan and 2221 in Las Nieves. About 41 million worth of cash grants was disbursed to Butuan City beneficiaries and 29 million pesos to Las Nieves beneficiaries,” said Jabagat.

Meanwhile, beneficiaries testified on how the 4Ps have helped their lives. Hera Beloria, a twelve year-old girl, and an honor student from Las Nieves said that the program was of great help for her family especially in her studies. “Because of the program, I can now buy the school supplies that I need ug makabayad nako sa akong mga bayronon sa eskwelahan (and I can now pay my school fees)," said Beloria.

Also, the beneficiaries were given the opportunity to consult and inquire concerning livelihood and employment issues. The partner agencies of DSWD such as Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Department of Labor-Public Employment Service Offices (DOLE-PESO) stationed their desks for the said purpose.

The Convergence Caravan is actually the three core programs of DSWD: the 4Ps, Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) and Self- Employment Assistance Kaunlaran (SEA-K). (MRA/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Rabies Prevention and Control Program, gihingusgan sa Agusan

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- Gihingusgan karon sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Veterinary Office ang programang Rabbies Prevention and Control sa probensya.

Gipahayag ni Dr. Belen Aruelo, hepe sa maong buhatan, usa kini ka espesyal nga programa ni Agusan del Norte Gov. Erlpe John Amante.

Dugang ni Dr. Aruelo, nagkataas ang ihap sa kaso sa rabbies sa tibuok kalibutan rason nga tinguha sa gobernador nga pa injectionan ang tanang binuhing iro sanglit sagad sa mga kaso sa rabbies ang nag-gikan sa nahisgutang mananap.

Tinguha usab sa gobernador nga wala nay Agusanon ang mamatay tungod lamang sa kamandag sa rabbies. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: P35-K, kita gikan sa mga viewers ni buwayang Lolong

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- Normal na matud pa ang flow sa mga taong nagalantaw kang Lolong.

Sa pakighinabi kang Bunawan Mayor Edwin Elorde, inanay ng naplastar ang area nga gikahimutangan sa buwaya hinungdan nga kontrolado na usab sa mga opisyal ang pagdugok sa mga taong molantaw kaniya.

Subay niini, gibutyag usab ni Mayor Elorde nga wala pa gihapon nikaon si Lolong sukad pa sa pagsikop niini apan gipaneguro sa opisyal nga normal lang sa buwaya ang dugay nga pagkaon basta kanunay lang kining nagapagawas sa iyang hugaw.

Dugang pa niini, nga ubay-ubayng katawhan ang molili kang Lolong kondiin minimum nga kita niini ang P10,000 matag adlaw samtang P30-35,000 usab matag weekends.

Giklaro usab sa mayor nga aduna nay mga nakapaskin nga mga tarpaulins sa lungga ni Lolong kondiin nakalatid ang mga "do's & dont's" sa paglantaw kang Lolong aron usab dili mabag-uhan ang naasuyng hayop. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Surigao del Sur, gitay-og sa magnitude 5.1 nga linog- USGS

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- Nakatala karon sa bag-ong pagtay-og ang United States Geological Survey (USGS) sa usa ka probinsya sa Mindanao.

Basi sa datus sa USGS, gitay-og sa magnitude 5.1 nga linog ang amihanang sidlakan sa Surigao del Sur diin ang epicenter napalgan sa lungsod sa Lingig.

Sa estimate usab sa Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) duna kini gilagmong 32 kilometros og gikaingong tectonic in origin.

Subay niini, nasinatian ang intensity-3 sa dakbayan sa Bislig.

Walay gikatahong nagbilin kini og damyos sa mga kabtangan sa nasangpit nga probinsya. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: P506-K nga kahoy'ng Lawaan, nakumpiska sa Brgy. Dangkias

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- Gibana-banang mosuma-total sa P500,000 ang kantidad sa mga kahoy’ng Lawaan nga nakumpiska sa hiniusang pwersa sa 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion ug Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force.

Basi sa report, narekober sa mga otoridad ang gi-abandunang 11,000 board feet ug 8,000 board feet sa Brgy. Dangkias ning dakbayan.

Padayon pang giila ang mga responsableng nagpaluyo sa pag-abanduna sa mga naasuyng kahoy.

Tungod niini, mas gipahugtan pa sa DENR-Caraga ang ilang kampanya batuk sa illegal logging. (BR/PIA-Caraga)