(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 - Friday, November 4, 2011

Committees finalize activities for MWOP 2011

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

–- The Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD), together with government agencies and private stakeholders in different committees, will finalize lined-up activities for this year’s Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP) celebration on November 24-30.

Anchored on the theme “Common Word between Us and You: Love of God, Love of Neighbor," Butuan Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos emphasized that this year’s celebration is aimed to unite Filipino people of different walks of life in one aim, and that is – to continue to live in a peaceful life and with love for others.

Working committees have agreed to have the kick-off program in Surigao City on November 24.

Committees have also planned to conduct a Tree Planting and Cleaning for Peace which will be conducted along Buenavista, Agusan del Norte area while on November 26, stakeholders will be participating on the ‘Takbo Para sa Kapayapaan.' (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

NSO-Caraga asks cooperation in the conduct of reg’l statistical survey

by Robert E. Roperos

-– In line with the on-going conduct of the regional statistical survey in Caraga Region, National Statistics Office (NSO) - Caraga Regional Director Dr. Rosalinda Celeste asked the public for their cooperation.

In an interview with a local radio station here, Celeste said the cooperation of the public in answering queries of the enumerators during the conduct of the survey is important as this will result to the correctness of the statistical result.

“I am asking the households to entertain the NSO personnel whenever they will visit their homes by answering the questions honestly so that we can arrive with correct data in as far as determining the region’s population and other relevant information concerning the census,” Celeste said.

She added that the result of the survey will be beneficial in determining the population of the country at present.

The result will also be used by concerned government agencies in setting up measures to counter the growing poverty incidence in the country. (PIA-Caraga)

CIDG-Caraga chief calls Butuanons’ support to solve crimes

by Robert E. Roperos

-- Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Caraga Regional Chief PSupt Richie Posadas has called on the support of Butuanons to solve crimes.

According to Posadas, people must support their office's prevention activities and measures because of the growing number of crime incidents happening in the city.

This, after series of shooting incidents and other crimes happening in the city where majority of these crimes have remained unsolved.

Posadas said one way of doing such is for the people to coordinate with local authorities whenever they find relevant information that will help resolving cases.

“Through the information provided, local authorities can find ways in order to solve cases,” he added.

The CIDG chief also said wearing of jewelries while walking in the streets is not practical since this would entice the criminals to perform criminal acts.

He added when going to places with big amount of cash in hand make sure that there is somebody who will accompany so that criminals will be intimidated to attack.

With these developments, Posadas hoped that with the coordination of the police force and other concerned government agencies and the people, crimes happened in the city will be solved. (PIA-Caraga)

CFO to hold “Pulong-Pulong” in Surigao

by Annette Villaces

-- The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) is set to hold a “Pulong-pulong sa Surigao” on Nov. 15 at Surigao City Auditorium, 3:30 P.M.

The activity seeks to assist prospective migrants in making decisions regarding setting abroad,as well as generate community involvement on migration concerns.

It also aims to raise public awareness about various issues concerning migration, inter-marriages and existing government policies and program directed against illegal recruitment and trafficking.

Expected participants are the members of Sangguniang Kabataan, Baranggay officials, local civil registrar officers, marriage counselors, police officers, Public Employment Service Officers, Municipal employees, non-government organization representatives, and potential migrants.

The event is part of the CFO’s weeklong community education program on migration in the province of Surigao del Norte on November 14 to 16. (Surigao City PIO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

iSchools Project finds long term partner in National Museum

by Angelo Kairos T. dela Cruz

-- The past and the future are not the complete opposite of each other, at least to some extent. Eternal truths live beyond the measures of time. Knowledge is a good example. No one needs to choose learning from the future or past alone. As a matter of fact, it is best to learn from what the future offers and what the past has already proven.

While the iSchools Project is the future of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education, the National Museum of the Philippines reminds people of the importance of understanding lessons from the past.

iSchools aims to project itself as more than a mere computerization program.

The iSchools Project is an ICT to Education integration program that seeks to empower public high school students and teachers in taking full advantage of the benefits of the fast-paced ICT world.

Beyond the achievements and successes of the project, iSchools Project Management Office (PMO) still searches for partners in bridging the digital divide in the Philippine education system.

iSchools' Content Mapping Initiative seeks to map academic, accessible and credible content that would be distributed among public high schools. It required the project to search partners that would commit to this new endeavor.

The project found a lot of dedicated partners. The National Museum, through the efforts of Elenita Alba, Education Division head, vocalized institutional intent to take part by sharing their rich historical and cultural materials to the initiative.

Alba exemplified the transformation of an institution from meekness to the grandeur of being a pillar in the remodeling of future learning experience in public high schools.

Her continuous persistence in including National Museum as a transcending institution in all subject areas (Math, Science, Philippine Literature, etc.), made National Museum a defining factor in realizing the iSchool Content Mapping Initiative.

iSchools partnership with the National Museum among other institutions resulted in two successful SAPOT content review sessions, training of representatives from the National Museum and National Historical Commission of the Philippines in writing and multimedia utilization, National Museum's loaning of more than 600 titles of educational multimedia materials and an iSchools staff's educational tour of the National Museum.

The loaned multimedia educational materials are to be digitized by the iSchools Project and latter uploaded to a website for all to enjoy free of charge.

By December, iSchools partnership with institutions such as the National Museum is expected to yield a result that would completely remodel ICT in education through the launch of the iSchools Content Mapping Initiative. (PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog news: Agusan del Sur naglabas ng pondo para palakasin ang produksyon ng pangingisda

by David M. Suyao

–- Nagpalabas ng halos kalahating milyong pundo ang pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Agusan del Sur at ito ay madagdagan pa sa loob ng taong ito para palakasin ang produksyon ng pangingisda sa buong lalawigan.

Ayon sa ulat ng Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) ang pondo ay inilaan ng dati para sa programang “Intensified and Sustainable Development pf Aquaculture (ISDA) at ito ay naggaling sa 20 prosyentong provincial development fund (PDF) na nagkahalaga ng P786,000 para sa taong ito.

“Ang tinutumbok naming ay makapagparami ng aabot sa 20 million na fingerlings para sa taong ito pero dahil sa hindi maganda ang panahon, nakapag-produce na lamang kami ng mga 613,000 fingerlings at ito ay aming ipinamahagi sa 308 na mga magsasaka na mayroon ding fishpond sa buong lalawigan. Nakapagpagawa rin kami ng walong fish cages na umani na rin ng mahigit kumulang mga 550 kilos bilang pasiunang produksyon. Ang mga fish cages na ito ay aming i-turn over sa LOGUFAMCO para ito ay maalagaang mabuti at magkaroon ng mas malaking produksyon,” sabi ni Armando Lagumbay, Hepe ng PAO.

Dagdag pa ni Lagumbay, nakapagpagawa rin ang PAO ng fishpond demo na nagkahalaga ng mahigit kumulang P300,000, gamit ang tinatawag na delayed feeding strategy sa mga bayan ng Esperanza at Sta. Josefa.

“Sa kasalukuyan, habang pinagpatuloy namin ang proyektong ito, ang aming tanggapan ay gumastos na ng humigit kumulang mga P287,400 na. Ang proyektong ito ay inaasahang makapagpababa ng gastosin para sa pagkain ng tilapia na hindi maapektohan ang kanilang paglaki,” sabi ni Lagumbay. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Tagalog news: Pilipinas, sinuportahan ang resolusyon ng UNESCO sa mas malawak na paggamit ng internet tungo sa kaunlaran

ni Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

–- Nakiisa ang Pilipinas sa mga bansa na sumusuporta sa paggamit ng internet upang mapabuti ang kaunlaran sa pamamagitan ng edukasyon, kultura, komunikasyon at impormasyon.

Ang Communication and Information Commission ng United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ay nagpasa ng resolusyon kung saan ay tumawag sa 193 miyembrong estado sa organisasyon upang ipamalas ang potensyal ng internet sa maari nitong maidulot na oportunidad sa kaunlaran sa edukasyon, agham, kultura, komunikasyon at impormasyon.

Ang resolusyon ay nagsilbing paalala sa patakarang pinagtibay ng UNESCO noong taong 2003 sa pagsulong ng “multilingualism” at ang pagkaroon ng pagkakataong maka-access sa cyberspace. Ang resolusyon ay nagsisilbi ring paalala sa pagsusulong sa kalayaan sa pagpapahayag, pag-obserba sa etikal na mga prinsipyo at ang pagrespeto sa pagsasarilinan.

Ayon kay Herminio “Sonny” Coloma,kalihim ng Presidential Communications Operations Office, ay malugod na tinanggap ng Pilipinas ang nasabing ulat at ang imbitasyon ng UNESCO sa mga miyembro nito sa pag-wari at pagsuri sa tungkulin at maidudulot ng internet sa pagpapabuti ng kaunlaran sa edukasyon, kultura, komunikasyon at impormasyon.

Si Coloma ang Chairman sa Committee on Information and Communication ng Philippine UNESCO National Commission. Sumali siya sa naganap na “36th Session of the UNESCO General Conference” noong Nobyermbre 1-3.

Sinabi ni Coloma na ang lahat ng kalahok sa nasabing pagpupulong ay bahagi sa misyon sa pagsulong sa paggamit ng internet sa pagpapayaman ng kaalaman.

Ang internet ay maaring magagamit sa pagsulong ng “transparency”, “accountability” at maayos na pamamalakad ng gobyerno o institusyon, dagdag pa ni Coloma.

Sa Pilipinas, ang administrasyong Aquino ay aktibong sumusulong sa paggamit ng bagong pamamahayag at social media networks sa pagbibigay ng “real-time” na balita at impormasyon kagaya ng sa ulat panahon at daloy ng trapiko.

Binanggit ni Coloma na ang mga pangunahing sektor ng Pilipinas, lalong-lalo na ang mga kababaihan, mga kabataan, mga batang propesyonal at mga sundalo ay aktibong gumaganap sa online na pagpupulong na maaring makabuo ng pagkakaisa tungkol sa mga usaping pambayan. (MRA, ulat mula PCOO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Pangulong Aquino mutambong sa 23rd APEC Leaders’ Meeting didto Honolulu karong Nov. 12-13

ni Susil D. Ragas

–- Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III moapil sa 20 ka mga lideres sa laing nasod nga miyembro sa Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) sa iyang paglarga paingon ngadto sa Honolulu karong semanaha aron motambong sa ika-23rd APEC Leaders’ Meeting.

Ang Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) mopahigayon karong adlawa Biyernes, Nobyembre 4 og usa ka briefing mahitungod sa pagtambong ni Pangulong Aquino didto sa Honolulu aron moduso nga palap-dan ang mga inisyatibo atol sa iyang pakigtagbo sa mga lideres sa Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Hong kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, ang US, ug ang miyembro sa ASEAN ng mga nasod sama sa Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand ug Vietnam.

Ang APEC maoy unang porum alang sa Asia-Pacific economies aron pagkooperar sa regional trade ug investment nga mga isyu.

Kini nga tinuig nga panagtigum sa mga Lideres ug Ministro gitambongan sa mga pangulo sa nasod, cabinet ministers, business leaders ug mga pangulo sa World Bank ug World Trade Organization, lain pang uban.

Ang panagtigum sa Hawaii, gikatakda karong Nobyembre 12-20, 2011 didto sa Hawaii Convention Center, ug kini gikatakda usab nga motigum sa mokabat 10,000 katawhan sa Honolulu.

Ang tinuig nga APEC Leaders’ Meeting pagadumalahon matag tuig sa lain-laing miyembro; ang 2011 maoy turno sa Estados Unidos sukad sa unang panagtigum didto sa Blake Island, Washington niadtong 1993.

Ang APEC ra ang inter governmental grouping sa kalibutan nga naglihok base sa non-binding commitments, open dialogue ug patas nga respeto alang sa suhestiyon sa tanang mga partisipante. Dili sama sa WTO og uban pang multilateral trade bodies, ang APEC walay kinahanglan nga tratadong obligasyon sa ilang mga partisipante. Ang mga desisyon nga mahimo sulod sa APEC pagabuhaton sa hiniusa ug ang mga panaad pagahimoon nga boluntaryo.

Ang APEC adunay 21 ka mga miyembro – nga gitawag og “Member Economies” nga naglangkob sa mokabat 2.6 billion ka mga katawhan sa kalibutan, gibana-bana nga 60% sa world GDP (US, 254 billion) ug mokabat 47% sa world trade. Kini usab mapasigarbohon nga nagrepresentar sa most economically dynamic region sa kalibutan nga nakakuha sa hapit 70% sa global economic growth sulod sa 10 ka tuig niini. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)