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PIA News Service - Friday, November 11, 2011

Butuan's 'Clean Ground, Zero Waste' program in full swing

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

-- “Today is the beginning of change for all Butuanons,” said City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. during the press conference held today during the full implementation of "Clean Ground, Zero Waste" program.

Mayor Amante said he hoped that Butuanons will learn how to convert wastes into money, as well as converting wastes into organic fertilizers.

Amante further said that the city government will be travelling to Japan to discuss 11 projects, as per invitation of Toyo University in Tokyo, Japan.

Among the 11 projects to be presented by Mayor Amante to the Japanese government include the improvement of drainage system in the city, airport and seaport facilities, Agriculture and rice production, public market, water system, and upgrading of Butuan Medical Center.

Meanwhile, Amante stressed that today (Nov. 11) is the end of voting for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR), the official nominee of the Philippines to the New 7 Wonders of Nature. He asked for the full support of all Butuanons in this endeavor.

The city government is also optimistic that with this Public-Private-Partnership with the Toyo University, Butuanons' dream of progress and development will become a reality. (PIA-Caraga)

PDEA awards anti-drug abuse program partners

by Nora CL Molde

-- In order to reciprocate the efforts of their partners in their anti-drug abuse campaign, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Caraga regional office will give them recognition in a simple ceremony on November 18.

PDEA Caraga deputy regional dir. Agent Christy E. Silvan said the event will be done during the culmination activity of the week long Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program celebration that will start on November 12 with the theme “Global Action for Healthy Communities."

Among the partners that will receive awards are: the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council of Surigao del Sur as Best Anti-Drug Abuse Council; Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office - Best Police Provincial Office; Butuan City Police Office for being the Best City Police Office; La Paz, Agusan del Sur Police Station – Best Municipal Police Station; Regional Special Operations Task Group 13 for Best PNP Special Unit; Father Saturnino Urios University – Best Educational Institution; and the Cities of Butuan, Surigao and Tandag as Most Supportive Local Government Units of the region.

Also, during the awarding, PDEA will also recognize other partners in helping them implement anti-drug abuse program and their continuous support on their campaign by giving them plaque of recognition, these include: Police Regional Office; Police Crime Laboratory Office; 402nd Stingers Brigade; SK Federation of Butuan City; Regional Prosecutor’s Office; the Department of the Interior and Local Government; Department of Health; Philippine Information Agency; Butuan Evangelical Ministries Association Inc.; Atty. Nathaniel Talip; Hon. Romanito C. Amante Jr.; Mr. Reynaldo T. Bedrijo; TV 5; and Bombo Radyo.

Certificates of recognition will also be awarded to Hon. Vincent Rizal Rosales; Cuartel Football Community; Ambago, Butuan City Barangay Council; Datu Dario Otaza; and Donna Castro for their support to PDEA Caraga’s anti-drug abuse campaign.

PDEA is the lead anti-drugs law enforcement agency; responsible for preventing, investigating and combating any dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals within the Philippines. The agency is tasked with the enforcement of the penal and regulatory provisions of Republic Act No. 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PIA-Caraga)

PNP and military officials say Agusan del Sur is generally peaceful

by David M. Suyao

-- The province of Agusan del Sur is generally peaceful despite of the continuous threat from the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army, and the National Democratic Front (CNN).

This was the third quarter assessment by the Philippine National Police during the Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting recently.

During the presentation of P/Supt. Arnold Pascual of the Provincial Police Office, he said municipalities with high crime rates are those belonging to progressive category. However, Crime Solution Efficiency (CSE) is also accelerated through the coordination and cooperation of all sectors of society.

P/Supt. Pascual also reported that the municipality of Prosperidad posted the highest crime incidence with 26 cases; followed by Bayugan City with 17 cases, San Francisco with 12 cases, Sibagat and Trento with 10 cases each.

“The most prevalent crimes for the period are physical injuries recorded with 24 cases followed by murder with 23 cases, robbery with 13 cases then theft with 12 cases and homicide with 6 cases. Cattle rustling is 0 and rape is 0,” P/Supt. Pascual said.

Among the operational accomplishments presented by P/Supt. Pascual, the Trento attack by the CNN was the most significant, where a lady chief of police named P/Insp. Charity Galvez stood firm, leading her men, defending their position.

On insurgency, the 402nd Infantry Brigade reported five attacks, abduction, sniping and ambushes done by the CNN towards the military, PNP and civilian armed auxiliary (CAA) on earlier part of the third quarter. The military also reported five encounters they experienced during the same period, where numerous casualties were inflected to the enemies.

“Our joint efforts to maintain peace and development in the countryside had neutralized the violent and extortion activities of the CNN. And with this, we recognize the importance of cooperation and support of all stakeholders in our campaign in line with the president’s security agenda in order to ensure a sustainable peace and security in the Province of Agusan del Sur,” Col. Rodrigo Diapana, former 402nd Brigade commander said.

According to Col. Diapana the military favors the conduct of pulong-pulong and medical outreach in far flung communities over armed confrontation. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Gov’t troops encounter insurgents anew

by Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

–- Government troops of the 29IB Philippine Army, under the command of Col. Henry Robinson, reportedly encountered around 20 Communist Party of the Philippines, New People's Army and National Democratic Front members at Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, this province while conducting a combat operation.

According to Capt. Ramiel Fugnit, CMO officer, while troops of Alpha Company were conducting combat operation on November 9, they encountered the rebels led by alias Adel that led to a firefight that lasted for about 30 minutes.

No casualty from the government side has been reported, while it remains undetermined for the opposing side. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

LGU Jabonga receives P2.5-M from Agusan Norte prov'l gov't.

by Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

-- The local government unit of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte through the leadership of Mayor Glicerio Monton, Jr. received fund from the Agusan del Norte provincial government amounting to P2.5 million.

Agusan del Norte Vice Governor Enrico Corvera, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations revealed that the said fund was passed through the Sanggunian Resolution No. 273-2011, giving Agusan del Norte Governor Erlpe John M. Amante the authority to transfer the fund to the "Makamasang Tugon" Bank Account for the implemententation of the four sub-projects of Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan - Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Service (KALAHI-CIDSS) Makamasang Tugon.

The KALAHI-CIDSS Makamasang Tugon is one of the anti-poverty programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The said program is only employed to the municipalities that have successfully implemented three KALAHI-CIDSS cycles.

Accordingly, this project was formulated to empower the capacity of the community. (PIA-Caraga)

1st Kahimunan & Panagdapog 2011 opens today in Marihatag

by Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Nov. 11 (PIA) -– The first Kahimunan for Manobo and Panagdapog for Mandaya opened today in Marihatag, this province.

In a statement, legitimate members and leaders of the different indigenous cultural communities in District II of Surigao del Sur have initiated an alliance to assist the government in identifying, sorting, consolidating, analyzing, recommending and in possibly, addressing the pressing issues and concerns that the tribes are facing now.

Accordingly, the alliance’s efforts in discussing issues and concerns at the grassroots level have gained overwhelming support from indigenous peoples (IPs), as well as those of non-IPs, whose culture of honesty supports the call of President Benigno Aquino “Walang mahirap kung walang corrupt (There's no poverty if there's no corruption).”

Anchored on the theme “Unity, a key towards achieving cultural integrity,” different Indigenous Cultural Communities coming from four provinces of Surigao del Sur, Agusan Del Sur, Compostela Valley, and Davao Oriental are expected to participate.

The tribal assembly serves as a venue for them to express their sentiments and issues concerned that Indigenous Peoples’ is facing now.

Meanwhile, Cong. Teodoro B. Baguilat Jr. of Ifugao will share his message, while Col. Henry Robinson, Commanding Officer of the 29IB will deliver his keynote speech.

Further, Surigao del Sur Gov. Johnny Pimentel is set to present the IP Development Agenda, where open forum will follow, as part of the first day activities. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

BCWD 2011 Water Quiz Show ends with a bang

by Ramil S. Barquin

-- It was a successful year for Butuan City Water District’s (BCWD) Water Quiz Show with the adoption of the Philippine Association of Water District’s (PAWD) National Science and Math Quiz patterned from BCWD’s Water Quiz.

With the additional incentive of being the representative to the National Level Quiz Show, the Champions Guild of Four for both the Elementary and the Secondary Levels, battled it out in the 2011 Water Quiz Show Grand Championship Match last October 14, 2011. The venue for the said contest was at the BCWD Training Hall.

Rising as overall champion for the elementary level was Danica M. Astillero from Divine Seraphim Speech and Development Centre, Inc., while Stephanie Grace M. Buico from Butuan United Christian came in second place, settling for the runner-up award.

Consolation prize winners were Diane P. Amit from Libertad Central Elementary School and Jeramae Aira M. Mordeno from Enfant Cheri Study Centre, Inc.

For the Secondary Level, Frances El E. Bequilla of Libertad National High School and Gian Carlo M. Rosales of Angelicum Montessori School went head-to-head. But it was Mr. Bequilla who came out victorious, as he grabbed the coveted crown of being the Champion for 2011 while Mr. Rosales won the runner-up trophy. Consolation prize winners were Khristine Dee L. Montenegro of Enfant Cheri Study Centre, Inc. and Junril Jay T. Menque of Anticala National High School.

The champion for both levels each received P 3,500.00 cash plus gold medals, P2,000.00 cash plus a silver medal for the runner-up and P 1,000.00 plus a medal for the consolation prize. The champions will also represent BCWD in the National Science and Math Quiz come February 2012 in Cebu City.

Acting as Board of Evaluators for the competition to verify the answers of the contestants were: Ms. Jennifer J. Dejarme, Science Research Specialist from the Department of Science and Technology Caraga, Dr. Lidwina L. Calo, Department of Education Supervisor and Engr. Al Patrick M. dela Calzada, Senior Water Utilities Management Officer of BCWD. (BCWD/PIA-Caraga)

Surigaonon News: Surigao City miturn-over ug pipila ka mga livelihood projects

ni Annette Villaces

-- Pipila ka mga livelihood projects sa syudad sa Surigao malumpuson nga giturn-over niadtong Nobyembre 8, 2011 sa hapon didto na sa Sabang Multipurpse Gym.

Diin ang maong ceremonial turn-over, gepanguyuhan gyud mismo ni Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas, City Agriculturist Isaias Elumba, uban sa iyang mga staff, mga kapitanes sa Brgy., Alegria, Manjagao, Aurora, Lisondra, Balibayon,ug sa Brgy. Sabang, mga magtutudlo, estudyante ug lakip na isab ang mga residente didto isip usa sa mga beneficiaries sa maong proyekto.

Si Mayor Matugas mipahayag sa iyang mensahe diin iyang gebutyag ang pagdugang ug dakung pundo sa mga Agricultural Projects sa syudad sa Surigao diin matod pa niini nga gikan sa P500,000.00 nga allocated budget kani-adto gehimu na niya ug P3Milyones tungod kay sama sa iyang gisaad kaniadtong nagsugod pa lamang siya sa pagpanerbisyo isip Mayor nga priyoridad niya ang mga mangingisda ug mga mag-uuma ug kini haduol usab sa iyang kasing-kasing tungod kay nag gikan siya sa usa ka isla.

Gedugang pa niini pagpamahayag ang pagahemuon nga processing facility sa isda,matod pa niya kini maoy gitutukan sa bag-ong mga consultant nga iyang gekuha didto mismo sa manila, laeng pag-organisar sa pundok sa mga mangingisda sa katuyuan nga mapalig-on ug mahatagan sila ug mga boses, lakip na usab ang plano sa pagtukod ug usa ka depot sa gasolinahan kon diin ang mga mangingisda adunay access sa mas barato nga gasolina.

Ug sa katapusang bahin sa iyang mensahe, siya miingon nga dako ang iyang kalipay nga ang dakbayan sa Surigao nahimo ug instrumento aron sa pagtabang sa mga katawhan pinaagi na sa maong mga Livelihood Parapernalya alang sa mga Surigaonon isip ilang panginabuhian. (Surigao City PIO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: Aquino mobiyahe paingon Hawaii aron motambong sa APEC meeting

ni Susil D. Ragas

– Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III mobiyahe karong hapon paingon ngadto sa Honolulu, Hawaii, aron motambong sa 19th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting nga gitakda sa Nobyembre 8 hangtod 13.

Ang Pangulong Aquino, mobiyahe alas 4:00 sa hapon karong adlawa Biyernes, uban sa iyang delegasyon sa pagpanguna nila Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Transportation and Communication Secretary Mar Roxas, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo, Energy Secretary Rene Almendras ug Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda.

Si Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, nga mouban usab sa Pangulo didto sa Hawaii, atoa na sa abrod, si Lacierda miingon atol sa press briefing didto sa MalacaƱang kagahapon Huwebes.

Atol sa APEC leaders meeting, ang Pangulo moipon sa 20 ka mga Pangulo sa laing nasod aron hisgutan ang paglambo ug mga trabaho, hiniusang mga reporma ug katakos, lakip usab ang katakos sa enerhiya ug seguridad.

Ang APEC 2011, nga pagadumalahon sa Estados Unidos, nagtumong paingon sa pagkab-ot sa “seamless regional economy” sulod sa Pacific region nga mga nasod.

Una ang APEC Leader’s Meeting, ang Pangulo motambong usa sa APEC CEO Summit nga pagahimoon sa Nobyembre 11 hangtod 12.

Human siya motambong sa CEO summit, ang Pangulo mosalmot sa APEC Business Advisory Council Dialogue uban ang mga lideres.

Luyo sa pagtambong sa APEC meeting, ang Pangulo usab gikatakda nga makigpulong sa mga miyembro sa Filipino community didto sa Honolulu, si Lacierda miingon. (PIA- Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: DOH mo hire og 11,000 health workers karong bulana

ni Susil D. Ragas

-- Ang gobyernong Pilipinas adunay programa nga nagtinguha sa paghatag og trabaho sa mokabat 11,000 ka mga health workers karong bulana isip paagi aron pagsuporta sa mga nangita og trabaho abrod, ang opisyales sa Department of Health (DOH) miingon.

Si DOH assistant secretary Dr. Nemesio Gako, mihimo sa maong anunsyo atol sa 6th Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resource for Health (AAAH) annual conference nga nagsugod niadtong Miyerkules didto sa Marco Polo Hotel, Cebu City ug mahuman karong adlawa Biyernes.

Si Gako miingon ang mga nurses nga gustong motrabaho abrod mahimo nga motrabaho sa Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Services program aron makakuha og kasinatian sa trabahong nurse.

Ang usa ka tuig nga kasinatian gikonsiderar isip work experience, kini usa ka rekisitos alang sa pagpanarbaho abrod.

Siya miingon ang department of health nakapasulod na og 10,000 alang sa usa ka tuig.
Ang ikaduhang grupo, nga ipasulod karong bulana, maglakip sa 11,500 ka mga nurses ug 1,000 ka midwives.

Ang mga nurses magtrabaho sulod sa usa ka tuig didto sa mga komunidad nga adunay mga pamilyang nalista ubos sa conditional cash transfer program sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Si Gako miingon ang mga nurses adunay suhol nga P8,000 kada bulan sulod sa usa ka tuig ug aduna usab libreng health insurance. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: Red Cross nag-awhag sa mga Butuanon nga mudonar og dugo

ni Jerylle Anne O. Rivera

-- “Usa ka pangkatilingbang responsibilidad ang paggasa og dugo,” kini ang gibutyag sa kadumalahan sa Philippine Red Cross (PRC) atol sa gipahigayong panagtigum sa mga board of Directors niini.

Subay niini, ang PRC naga-awhag sa mga katawhan sa matag baranagay sa dakbayan sa pagdonar og dugo agi’g tubag sa kakulangon sa suplay sa dugo sa tibuok nasud.

Gi-angkon ni PRC Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter Administrator Teodoro Cairo nga nasinatisa ilang buhatan ang pagkakulang og pundo sa dugo. Gudugang sa opisyal nga mahitabo ra kini’g kalit sanglit aduna may higayon nga makasinati og mga emergency cases dinhi sa dakbayan og sa probinsiya sa Agusan del Norte.

Dugang pa ni Cairo, ang PRC nagahatag og iskedyul hangtud lima ka beses sa kada tuig aron sa paghatag sa mga gikinanghanlan sa mga katawhan, pero mahitabo gayud nga adunay pagkakakulangon sa dugo ilabi na sa panahong adunay epidemya. “Naay mga panghitabo nga ang mga pasyente sa taga laing rehiyon ug bisan sa Cebu nga makapangayo og dugo dinhi” matud pa ni Cairo.

Gisugyot usab ni Cairo ang mga ahensya nga adunay 50 ka empleyado pataas sa pagtabang sa ilahang misyon, kay matud pa, ang paghatag og dugo usa ka maayong ika-alagad sa isigkatawo. “Makaluwas kita ug kinabuhi sa paghatag ug dugo”, pagtapos sa pagsaysay ni Cairo. (PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Buhatan sa PSWD padayon sa pagpatuman sa mga nagkadaiyang programa

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

-- Padayong gipatuman karon sa Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) Office ni’ng lalawigan ang mga nag-una nga mga programa sa ilang buhatan.

Gibutyag ni PSWD Officer Gloria L. Pabellore nga usa sa ilang mga priority programs karon mao ang paglusad ug Medical Outreach ngadto sa hilit nga mga kabarangayan sa lalawigan aron mahatod ang libre nga serbisyo sa maayong panglawas ngadto na sa mga kabus nga katawhang Agusanon.

Gidugang pa sa opisyal nga padayon usab ang ilang paghatag og Financial Assistance ngadto sa mga indigents nga mga residente sa Agusan del Norte pinaagi sa gipatuman nga ISDAP, apan dili matud pa malikayan nga adunay pipila usab nga mangayo og hinabang nga dili mga residente sa Agusan del Norte, hinungdan nga ila usab kini nga irefer ngadto na sa buhatan sa PCSO ug sa DSWD Regional Office. (Agusan del Norte PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Cebuano News: Municipal inter-barangay forum ilusad sa Lungsod sa Carmen, Agusan del Norte

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

-- Gitakdang ilusad sa lungsod sa Carmen ni’ng probinsiya ang Municipal Inter Barangay Forum karong adlawa sa Rama Gymnasium, sa nasangpit nga lungsod.

Gibutyag ni Carmen Mayor Ramon M. Calo nga ang maong kalihukan gipasiugdahan sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) kon diin tambungan kini sa mga katawhang Carmenanon nga gilangkuban sa walo (8) ka mga barangays.

Tumong sa maong kalihukan aron hisgutan ug ilhon ang mga nag-unang mga proyekto sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka mga barangay nga pagapondohan sa Kalahi CIDDS-Makamasang Tugon sa DSWD, uban usab ang counterparting scheme tali na sa munisipyo, probinsya ug barangay aron hingpit nga mapatuman ang maong mga priority projects.

Lauman usab nga motambong sila si Agusan del Norte Gov. Erlpe John M. amante ug DSWD Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat isip mga pinasidunggang dinapit. (Agusan del Norte PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Cebuano News: Lalawigan sa Agusan del Norte adunay igong suplay sa relief goods panahon sa kalamidad

ni Roselyn Exaure

-- Giklaro karon ni Agusan del Norte Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Gloria Pabillore nga adunay igong supply sa mga relief goods ang probinsya panahon sa kalamidad.

Sumala pa sa opisyal nga nakalatid matud pa sa balaud ang paghatag og tukmang pondo alang sa mga relief goods panahon sa emergency ug kanunay matud pa nga andam ang ilang buhatan sa paghatag og relief assistance ngadto na sa mga mabiktima unya nga mga residente sa probinsya panahon sa kalamidad sama sa baha o bagyo.

Mapasalamaton usab ang opisyal nga sa naghinapus nga tuig 2011 wala matud pa makasinati ug dagkung kalamidad ang lalawuigan, gawas lamang sa nahitabong pagbaha sa lungsod sa Jabonga ug Kitcharao niadtong unang quarter ni’ng tuiga.

Samtang giklaro usab sa opisyal nga aduna na sila’y gitunol nga initial nga suporta sama sa bugas ngadto na sa mga evacuees sa lungsod sa Kitcharao. (Agusan del Norte PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)