10.06.2011

PIA News Service - Thursday, October 6, 2011

Committees discuss ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program

By: Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 6 (PIA) -- Working committees for the ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program led by the city government have prepared specific activities for synchronized implementation of the said program thru the ‘No Segregation, No Collection’ Policy.

Thus, the different committees convened today for a Command Conference and discussed further its plans and updates.

Also, during the meeting, the committees presented its plans and updates; presented the garbage collection plan by the City ENRO; presented the waste conversion plan (bio-degradable waste to organic fertilizer) by the City Agriculturist’s Office; discussed waste conversion schemes for non-biodegradable waste; and discussed advertising and promotions strategies of presentation of the ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ fan page in the networking sites.

Meanwhile, City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr appealed to the general public to give their full cooperation and support for the fulfillment of this program.

It was also learned that series of activities like Seminar on Proper Solid Waste Management with speakers who have expertise in this field has been conducted in the barangays and schools. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

AgNor-Butuan City joint Peace and Order Council Meeting set

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 6 (PIA) -- Agusan del Norte Gov. Erlpe John Amante and Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr will hold a joint Peace and Order Council meeting on October 7, 2011, 8:00a.m. at the Goat2geder Hotel Restaurant, in this city.

The scheduled meeting came on the heels of the recent attacks perpetrated by the communist New Peoples Army (NPA) on mining companies, and the kidnapping of Lingig, Surigao del Sur Mayor Henry Dano.

Governor Amante is chair of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC).

Agenda of said meeting include: 1) Summary Presentation (concise) of recent atrocities such as raids to PNP station, ambush, kidnapping and burning of equipment/machineries – PNP/Philippine Army; 2) Brainstorming to identify the implications of these atrocities to communities concerned, to the local government unit, to the economy, others; and 3) Presentation, discussion and agreements on doable strategies/solutions to address the given problem.

Meanwhile, as major stakeholders of Peace and Development, the League of Municipalities (LMP) of Agusan del Norte is also invited. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Mandatory Barangay Assembly set for the 20th Year of the Signing of the Local Government Code

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 6 (PIA) -- The landmark legislation on local autonomy and decentralization known as the “Local Government Code of 1991” will mark its 20th year celebration on the 10th of October 2011 with the theme: “Local Government Code: 20 Years of Gains Towards A More Meaningful Autonomy”.

According to Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga Regional Director Atty. Rene Burdeos, the celebration aims to reflect the two decades of accomplishments made possible by the Local Government Code highlighting the continuing challenges in local governance and explore possibilities for future evolution of the code provision to enhance local autonomy toward national development.

Local Government Units are strongly encouraged to hold appropriate and fitting ceremonies to make the celebration more meaningful.

To coincide with this celebration, the conduct of the Mandatory Barangay Assembly every October will be held on October 9, 2011 pursuant to Proclamation No. 260 which was issued by the President on September 30, 2011.

Barangay Officials therefore are enjoined to hold the Barangay Assembly on Sunday, October 9, 2011 instead of the 3rd Saturday of October. (DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Gobyernong Aquino nagpadayon sa panlimbasog aron mapataas ang kalidad sa edukasyon

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Okt. 6 (PIA) -- Timaan sa pagsaulog karong tuiga sa World Teachers’ Day, ang Malacañang kagahapon Miyerkules, Septeyembre 6 misubli sa panaad niini sa pagpataas sa kalidad sa edukasyon dinhi sa Pilipinas samtang mipasidungog kini sa liboan ka mga kalalakenhan ug kababayen-an nga nasakop sa propesyon nga nagtudlo.

Sa pamahayag nga giluwatan sa opisina ni Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, ang administrasyong Aquino nagpabilin sa iyang panaad sa pagpataas sa kalidad sa sistema sa edukasyon sa nasod ug ipataas ang halangdon bokasyon sa magtutudlo.

“Our administration is one with the Filipino people in celebrating World Teachers’ Day. We honor the thousands of men and women who have made it their life’s work to educate our children, youth, and adults—sharpening their minds, shaping their values, and encouraging them to become dynamic and productive members of society,” ang pamahayag nag-ingon.

Ang pagpalambo sa sistema sa edukasyon sa nasod maoy usa sa mga prayoridad ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III.

Kamatuoran niini mao ang iyang desisyon sa pag-apil sa K-plus 12 nga programa sa Department of Education o ang Act Enhancing the Curriculum ug ang pagdugang og tuig sa Basic Education maoy usa sa iyang listahan mga priority bills atol sa Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council meeting gihimo niadtong milabay nga Febrero.

Si Pangulong Aquino usab mihisgot atol sa roundtable miting uban ang mga business leaders sa iyang bag-ohay pa lamang nga pagbisita sa Japan nga ang iyang administrasyon nagplano pagtukod og 10,000 eskuylahan isip parte sa unang upat ka prayoridad nga mga infrastructure projects ubos sa Public-Private Partnership nga programa sa gobyerno. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: Palasyo mikondenar sa pag-atake sa mga rebelde sa minahan sa Surigao Norte

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Okt. 6 (PIA) -- Ang Malacañang mikondenar niadtong Martes sa pag-atake sa mga suspetsadong miyembro sa New People’s Army sa mga kumpanya sa minahan didto sa Surigao del Norte uban sa panaad nga gamiton ang tanang puwersya sa balaod aron mapasakaan ug madala ang hustisya ngadto sa nagbuhat sa krimen.

Si Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda misulti sa mga reporter atol sa briefing didto sa Malacañang niadtong Martes, pero ang gobyerno magmakanunayon gihapon sa pagpaningkamot niini nga makab-ot ang kalinaw tali sa rebeldeng mga grupo.

“We condemn the atrocities. We condemn the violence. But peace is a better alternative to war that is why we are committed to the peace process,” si Lacierda miingon.

“We will continue our efforts to pursue the peace negotiations because that is, we believe, the better option,” siya midugang.

Lacierda said that upon learning of the incident at around noon on Monday, the President immediately convened a meeting with the Cabinet cluster concerned with security.

Si Lacierda miingon nga sa pagkahibalo sa maong insidente, ang Pangulo gilayon mipatawag ug miting sa Cabinet cluster sa seguridad.

Siya miingon ang Pangulo mimando kang Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin sa pagpahigayon og threat assessment ug lakip usab ang pagrebisar sa mga proseso sa operasyon “in order to identify vulnerable targets…by the CPP-NPA-NDF.”

“So that is one way of making sure that we are in touch with the community and we’ll be able to identify the different threat assessments. Nonetheless, having the threat assessment, we are going to make sure that will provide security to the vulnerable areas,” si Lacierda miingon.

Siya miawhag sa liderato sa NPA nga mo “exercise restraint” ug makigtambayayong sa gobyerno aron makab-ot ang kalinaw.

“So this is the firm commitment of our government, of our administration: we will defend our people and they can be certain that will not stop at prosecuting and going after the rebels,” si Lacierda miingon.

“We call on the CPP-NDF-NPA leadership to exercise restraint and to call on their troops to exercise restraint as part of confidence-building measures towards the peace process,” siya miingon.

Ang mga suspetsadong miyembro sa NPA miatake sa tulo ka mga kumpanya sa mina: ang Nickel Asia Corporation, Platinum Metals Group ug ang THPAL Mining Company; nga nahimutang sa Claver, Surigao del Norte.

Sumala sa mga taho, ang mga rebelde, nga mokabat sa 200 kabuok, misunog sa 10 ka dump trucks, otso ka backhoes, duha ka barges ug guesthouse. Ila usab gikumpiska ang pipila ka mga pusil sa mga private guards ug mibuak sa mga computer sa opisina sa site. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)