PIA News Service - Sunday, November 13, 2011

Provincial Health Office to conduct synchronized posting of IEC materials

by Nora CL Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 13 (PIA)
-- The Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Agusan del Norte, in partnership with the Educational Discipline in Culture and Arts for Development and Services - Health Promotion Project (EDCADS-HealthPRO), will conduct a synchronized posting of information, education and communication (IEC) materials on November 14.

Provincial health officer Dr. Elizabeth N. Campado said the partnership of EDCADS-HealthPRO and PHO in promoting health has benefited the communities in the province.

He also said the health programs are implemented and sustained in the province by the 11 rural health units (RHUs) including its five hospitals.

The health programs include Family Planning; Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition program; and Safe Motherhood.

The unveiling of IEC materials’ posting on Monday will be held at the Nasipit, Agusan del Norte Municipal Hall ground at 7:30 A.M. It is considered as first in the province and Nasipit was chosen as the pilot municipality for the program.

The activity is in line with the Aquino administration’s Universal Health Care or “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” (UHC KP) program with the aims of improving the quality of health care services in the country. (PIA-Agusan del Norte)

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Butuan City officials, businessmen, professionals to invite investors in Tokyo

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 13 (PIA)
-– Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and Vice-Mayor Lawrence Lemuel Fortun led the Butuan delegation composed of city officials, professionals from the academe and private businessmen as they flew to Tokyo, Japan Saturday to invite Japanese investors.

During the send-off press conference held Friday, Mayor Amante said the main purpose of their five-day trip is “to sell Butuan.”

Amante said that what he meant by selling Butuan is that they will serve as Ambassadors of Goodwill and they invite Japanese investors to pour in investments here.

The city’s chief executive also said this is in response to the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) of the national government which is one of the priority programs of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

The hardworking mayor of the city pointed out that he will be presenting 11 of his priority projects to the Japanese counterparts in Toyo University in Tokyo and discuss the matters that will make the said projects into a reality.

Amante said the partnership with the Toyo University started during the construction of the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge here where Japanese contractors handled the multi-million project.

“One of the Japanese contractors of that project probably fell in love with the City of Butuan as he helped in recommending the city to visit the said university in Tokyo to discuss matters pertaining to infrastructure development of the city,” Amante said in Cebuano dialect.

Meawhile, Mayor Amante explained that as per instruction of the national government, only his fare and with that of Vice-Mayor Fortun will be shouldered by the local government. The rest of the officials will be charged to them personally.

Amante said those who came from the academe and business sectors will also shoulder their expenses.

The official also called the support of the Butuanons by praying for their safe travels and success in their transaction with the Japanese investors. (PIA-Caraga)

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Hot lumber seized in Surigao del Sur; illegal sawmill dismantled

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 13 (PIA)
-- Some 2,000 board feet of government banned hardwood species Lawaan estimated to be worth P85,000 were confiscated recently in Barangay Tigao, Cortes town in Surigao del Sur province, police said.

A report from Caraga Police Regional Information Office headed by Supt. Martin Gamba said the seizure of the illegal lumbers also led to the discovery of a local wood processing plant in the area allegedly processing illegally cut logs unnoticed.

The police report said the joint operatives of the 1st Company of 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR’s) Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force and Presidential Anti Organized Crime Commission conducted the operation against the illegal logging in Barangay Tigao, Cortes, Surigao del Sur, recently.

Confiscated Lawaan lumber and sawmill equipment were turned over to CENRO Tandag City. (BS/PIA-Caraga)


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Prov'l jail needs more guards, says warden

by Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 13 (PIA)
–- Agusan del Norte Provincial Jail Warden Engr. Luisito P. Azura said the Agusan del Norte provincial jail lacks jail guards personnel.

Based on the penology standards set by the authority, the ratio and proportion of jail guard-inmates in Agusan del Norte provincial jail is not appropriate, he said.

However, Azura said that although there is a lack of manpower for the meantime, the problem must be settled base on the available resources.

Azura clarified that if the provincial jail of Agusan del Norte needs extensive security, the jail guards that are of off-duty must be recalled to augment the security needs of the said jail and as well as to make sure that the custodial matters are will be well provided. (PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Presensya sa at large nga buaya, nakita sa Nueva Era, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 13 (PIA)
-- Go signal na lang gikan sa mga saktong otoridad ang gihulat sa mga crocodile experts aron sugdan gilayon ang pagdakop sa laing buaya nga mas dako pa kang Lolong ug gitu-uhang anaa lang palibot sa Agusan Marsh diin nadakpan si Lolong.

Sigon ni Bunawan, Agusan del Sur Mayor Edwin Elorde, makita sa mga residente ilabina sa Brgy. Nueva Era ang presensya sa maong buaya panahon sa ting-ulan tungod kay mulakra sa basa-basa nga yuta palibot sa suba ang mga tunob niini.

Aminado ang opisyal nga hapit na nilang matapos ang gihimong mas dakong halwa alang sa maong buaya kinsa at-large pa.

Samtang human nasukod si Lolong, gitambagan ni Dr. Adams Britton-ang Australian validator gikan sa National Geographic Channel ang carertaker ni Lolong nga kanunay'ng ilisdan ang tubig sa pond nga nahimutangan sa buaya aron dili mu-accumulate sa maong dapit ang bacteria nga posibleng mao na unya'y hinungdan nga masakit ang higanteng buaya.

Ning mi-aging adlaw lang gipahibalo ni Dr. Britton nga si Lolong na ang biggest saltwater crocodile in captivity og isip authenticator sa Guiness Book of World Record for reptiles and snakes, iya nang gi-endorso ang official measurement ngadto sa kadumalahan sa Guiness hinungdan nga official declaration na lang ang gihulat sa local government sa Bunawan aron ilang mahimo ang grand celebration. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Tanggungan sa ika-2 higanteng buaya, 90% na'ng natapos

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 13 (PIA)
-- 90 porsiento na'ng natapos sa mga crocodile experts sa Palawan Wildlife Protection ug sa Protection and Wildlife Division kon PAWD sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ang ikaduhang higanteng hawla nga maoy sudlan sa laing buayang ilang dakpon sunod kang Lolong.

Sigon ni Bunawan, Agusan del Sur Mayor Edwin Elorde, finishing touches na lang ang kulang og hingpit nang makompleto ang maong halwa.

Makigtagbo usab siya sa mga kadagkuan sa PAWD aron maplastar na ang gikinahanglang dokumento sa ingon masugdan gilayon ang pagdakop sa laing higanteng buaya nga nakitang ka-uban ni Lolong pagtukob sa ulo sa usa ka kabaw.

Gipasabot sa opisyal nga kinahanglang legal ang ilang himuong operasyon.

Samtang sa nahimutangan ni Lolong, gi-upgrade na sa lokal nga panggamhanan ang ilang gimontar nga CCTV cameras aron duna'y makuhang footage panahon sa kagabhi-on. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Grand celebration, gi-andam sa Bunawan-LGU higayong opisyal nang ideklara si Lolong sa Guinness

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 13 (PIA)
-- Nag-andam na ang lokal nga kagamhanan sa Bunawan, Agusan del Sur sa ilang himuong grand celebration higayong pormal nang ideklara sa Guinness Book of World Records ang buayang si Lolong isip "world's biggest/largest alive crocodile in captivity" human kini nadakpan niadtong September 3 ning tuiga.

Sigon ni Bunawan Mayor Edwin Elorde, gawas sa Guinness, ideklara usab sa National Geographic Channel si Lolong human nasukod kagahapon sa ilang validator nga si Dr. Adams Britton kinsa mao usa'y validator kaniadto sa Guinness.

Sa pagkakaron, okey na og balik na sa kondisyon si Lolong human na-tranquilize kagahapon.

Aminado ang opisyal nga naghimo og trust fund ang National Geographic Channel nga gipangalan sa local government unit sa Bunawan og gipunduhan og P200,000 aron magamit eksklusibo alang sa maintenance og pagpalambo sa pinuy-anan ni Lolong og sa iyang pangkunsumo.

Dugang sa opisyal nga nakadawat na usab sila og mga donasyon gikan sa uban pang local government units, mga negosyante og mgaa tubig-tubigong indibidwal.

Samtang sukad kaniadto hangtud karon, nagpadayon ang kada-adlaw nga average nga kitaon sa public viewing kang Lolong nga mu-abot sa P5 ngadto sa P8,000. (BR/PIA-Caraga)