11.17.2011

PIA News Service - Thursday, November 17, 2011

Feature: 'Butuan by the River', a place where Butuanons get together for fun and entertainment

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

The city government of Butuan led by Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. is putting up a venue where Butuanons will truly enjoy the provincial ambience while having fun with the things that will relief them from stress.

This was also an answer to the city government’s problem on the cluttered sidewalk vendors. But this problem has long been forgotten ever since the Butuan by the River has been put in place. It was indeed a solution at the same time.

Butuan by the River is a venue where Butuanons enjoy the trade fair; ukay-ukay; film showing; videoke; and other entertainment.

Creation of Butuan by the River

The conception of Butuan by the River came about when the City Economic Enterprises Department (CEED) was in a dilemma of how to organize and where to relocate the cluttered sidewalk vendors around the city (Ukayan from the Market Sidewalk, Otis Sidewalk, Barbequehan from Montilla Boulevard).

With this, CEED believed that the ultimate answer to this problem is to relocate the sidewalk vendors to Freedom Park area. Since the area is idle, they thought it was a suitable and safe place for them to be relocated.

Alongside is the goal to relive the trading industry in this area and to showcase the splendor of the Mighty Agusan River, as well as provide Butuanons a place where their families enjoy the bond together. Then on, hand in hand with the effort of Mayor Amante together with the head of CEED Ma. Ruth N. Jugao and staff, City Engineers Office Head and personnel, the construction of the pathways and the lounging area was established.

They also conceptualized the “Freedom Park Night Market/Ukayan sa Dakbayan”, area covered from the Post Office towards the Coast Guard area that also covers barangays Leon Kilat and Humabon.

The former Freedom Park is also the activity area (now known as The Butuan by the River) the assigned area for Masseurs (Massage), Cosmetologist (Manicure and Pedicure), Hair Cut, Plant Vendors, Food Stalls and a Scheduled “Live Band” Performances every Friday Night.

Butuan by the River was officially opened to the Public on December 1, 2010, in time of the opening of the Christmas festivities of the ‘Light Up Butuan’ activity.

Butuan By the River today


At present, Butuan by the River is the home for different age brackets from youngsters and to those who are young at hearts.

During daytime Butuan by the River is a place where family, barkadahan (Clicks) and children can gather together, lounge around and enjoy the scenic view of Agusan River.


For those who loved the nature (experience the cool breeze of the River and its Tranquility) suitable for Picnics and even for those who enjoy the fishing activity.

This place also has the children’s playground where children can play around safely. Butuan by the River is a WIFI Hotspot fit for those who are Internet Savvy.

At night, Butuan by the River is place fit for those people who loves to Chill-out. Enjoy the crowd of Party-lovers, drinks and food and Live Band Performances at a very affordable rate.

And for those who love “Ukay-Ukays” then the outside area of ‘By the River’ along G. Flores Avenue is the Night Market open from Friday Night ‘til Sunday Night.

Meanwhile, Police Chief Supt Reynaldo S. Rafal, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 13, said police security in the area is round-the-clock for the safety of tourists, both foreign and domestic as well as Agusanons and Butuanons.

Implementation of the ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program

With the full implementation of the ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program of the city government this month, the Butuan by the River and Butuan City in general is cleaner and reflects better atmosphere while Butuanons are also becoming more disciplined and productive by constant proper waste segregation.

From the segregated wastes, Butuanons also learned to convert it into money buy selling the recyclable materials to the shops, as well as converting wastes into organic fertilizers which has started to uplift the morale and the life of Butuanons.

These small and great things which Butuanons now enjoy truly changed their lifestyle into a more progressive city.

It can be recalled that the city government has launched said program last September 11, 2011 and had its full-blown implementation on November 11, 2011.

With these developments, the city government is inviting tourists to visit Butuan by the River, not only to enjoy the historic scenic spots but also to enjoy the hospitability, courteousness, and generosity of Butuanons. (PIA-Caraga)

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GADCC-Caraga bares activities for the 18-Day campaign to End Violence Against Women

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 17 (PIA)
–- In line with this year’s 18-Day campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) and children, the Caraga Regional Development Council – Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (RDC-GADCC) prepared activities from November 25 to December 12, 2011.

On Nov. 22, the Caraga Men Opposed to VAW Everywhere (MOVE) with the Commission on Population (PopCom) will be spearheading the Forum on “Male Involvement in Responsible Parenting” at the Goat2Geder Hotel and Restaurant, wherein every government agency will be sending their male representative to attend the forum.

GADCC members are also invited to the 18-Day Campaign Press Conference with chairperson and Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Caraga Regional Director Atty. Marylin Pintor with other concerned officials to be held on Nov. 23, 1 p.m. at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Caraga Regional Office.

On Nov. 25, the 18-Day campaign will officially kick-off through a “Walk for A Cause” from the city’s Rizal Park going to the Agusan del Norte Covered Court, wherein the opening program and ‘Hataw’ exercise will follow.

It was also learned that from Nov. 25-Dec. 12, the GADCC members and Speakers’ Bureau will be conducting GAD Orientation Seminars and Fora.

On Nov. 29, the Gesu Eucharistico Children’s Incorporated will be visiting Manapa, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte to check the status of the children’s abused. They will be accompanied by the concerned government agencies.

Also, GADCC will be holding the Forum on “Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons” with speaker – Ms. Jean Enriquez on Dec. 2, 1 p.m. at the Luciana Convention Center.

Meanwhile, on Dec. 12, the following activities will be conducted: 1) Forum on United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1325 and 1820; 2) Launching of the “VAWC-Free LGU Program; and 3) 4th Quarter GADCC Full Committee Meeting cum Christmas Party. All these activities will be held in Butuan City.

RDC-GADCC is inviting the general public to participate in the lined-up activities and continue to support the committee in their fight against violence to women and children.

This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme: “UNITE: Stop VAW, Now!” (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

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Campaign against HIV, AIDS strengthened

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 17 (PIA)
–- To minimize the number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) - affected youths in the country, the Caraga Youth AIDS Council (CYAC) with the Caraga Youth Leaders' Network Inc. (CYLN) has been working to continuously inform the youth on the said diseases.

According to CYAC Chairperson Mary Joy Castorico, HIV continues to threaten humanity, despite a global mechanism fighting against it as incorporated in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.

“The call for a widespread education seems to be the most effective tool in combating the spread of the virus among us. Thus, the Philippine government has installed a national foundation of HIV education campaign called Republic Act 8504 otherwise known as the “Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998,” said Castorico.

In line with this, the CYAC and CYLN encourages the youth to participate in the "Life Skills Training-Workshop on HIV and AIDS in the Challenges of the New Era," set on November 25-26, 2011 at the Prince Hotel, this city.

Participants will have to pay a P2,500 registration fee, which will cover meals (lunch on Nov. 25 up to afternoon snack on Nov. 26), hotel boarding, kit, manuals, training certificate and other incidental expenses.

With this, the CYAC is calling on the youths be vigilant in whatever activities they do as well as participate in activities that will increase their knowledge and prevent them from HIV/AIDS. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

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PhilHealth-sponsored Mindanao Run for Hope launched today

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 17 (PIA)
-– The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) here launched Thursday the PHILHEALTH RUN: The Mindanao Run for Hope 2012, the first simultaneous run in Mindanao.

The activity started with a motorcade around the city thoroughfares and the program proper followed at the PhilHealth Caraga Regional Office.

According to PhilHealth Caraga Regional Vice Pres. Johnny Y. Sychua, the run is slated on February 5, 2012, which shall be held simultaneously in the cities of Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Marawi and Zamboanga; targeting a minimum of 17,000 runners across Mindanao.


“For Butuan City, we are aiming at least 2,500 runners who shall assemble outside the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Gymnasium,” said Sychua.

PhilHealth Run hopes to provide financial assistance to a chosen beneficiary with the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Children’s Cancer Center and Blood Diseases Unit (Kids of Hope), the only facility in Visayas and Mindanao that can deliver multidisciplinary care for children with cancer.

Moreover, the event will similarly provide financial assistance to Por Cristo Foundation Incorporated and Lingap Center of Butuan City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) a facility for the abandoned elderly and abandoned children, respectively.


For more details on the said event, Sychua encourages the public to call their office at telephone numbers: (085) 225-7017 or 341-3359. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

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Gov. Matugas to request for increased military visibility in Surigao del Norte

by Ian G. Miculob, NEDA-Caraga

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 17 (PIA)
-- Governor Sol F. Matugas of Surigao del Norte reiterated the need for increased visibility of military personnel in some parts in Surigao del Norte, including Bad-as and Claver, following the attack and burning incident perpetrated by the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) at Taganito Mining Corporation in Claver, Surigao del Norte early this October.

Talking with the media together with Cong. Philip A. Pichay, Gov. Johnny T. Pimentel and Director Carmencita S. Cochingco of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) during the “Meet the Press” organized by the Caraga Regional Tri-Media Practitioners Association, Inc. (CATRIPA), Governor Matugas said that she will discuss with the CPP-CPA issues related to mining and the programs they want that are not yet implemented.

Governor Matugas is the present chairperson of the Regional Development Council (RDC), the highest policy-making body in the region. She was in Tandag City to preside over the October 18, 2011 69th RDC Full Council Meeting which preceded the media blitz at Villa Maria Luisa Hotel.

“Please help us convince them that what we are doing is for the people,” Surigao del Sur Johnny T. Pimentel said, asking the media’s help to appeal to the CPP-NPA. Surigao del Sur also hosts several mining companies which are concentrated in the CANCARMADCARLAN area near Surigao del Norte.

Governor Pimentel added that the people of Surigao del Sur can not remain fishers and farmers forever as there is already another opportunity for them. The mining industry alone has offered thousands of jobs to the locals in the area.


Congressman Pichay, on the other hand, highlighted his support to an amendment in a law specifically on mining firms being registered under the Board of Investments since presently the government, including the local government units, is only getting less taxes from mining.

When asked if the media can sit in the RDC as member so information can reach the masses and for the media to play its role in peace and order, Director Cochingco explained that membership in the RDC is governed by an Executive Order. “The request, however, can be discussed in the Development Committee of the RDC which can recommend non-voting status for the media,” she added. (NEDA-13/PIA-Caraga)

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Caraga RDC to prioritize region’s poorest barangays

by Ian G. Miculob

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 17 (PIA)
-- The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) will prioritize the poorest barangays in terms of resource allocation by the government agencies, local government units and non-government organizations in an effort to make a positive difference to the poverty situation in the Caraga Region.

A resolution creating a special body to oversee planning and synchronization of interventions in the poorest barangays in the region through convergence of efforts and resources was presented to the Caraga RDC during its 69th RDC Full Council Meeting on October 18, 2011 at the Villa Maria Luisa Hotel, Tandag City in Surigao del Sur.

Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny T. Pimental hosted the meeting.

The RDC favorably endorsed the following: (1) Re-endorsement of Port Zone Delineation Application of the Ports in Caraga Region; (2) House Bill No. 5143 “An Act Increasing the Excise tax on Minerals, Mineral Products and Quarry Resources, Amending for the Purpose Certain Sections of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, As Amended”; (3) House Bill No. 5058 “An Act Amending RA 7916 or the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995 Thereby Excluding Mining Operations from Activities Eligible for PEZA Registration and Incentives”; (4) House Bill No. 4808 “Promoting the Development of Mineral Processing and in the Process Banning the Export of Iron, Nickel, Chromite, Manganese and Other Strategic Metallic Ores, and for other Purposes”; (5) Request for Sustained Security in Investment Areas in the Region; (6) RDC-DAC Resolution No. 6, Series of 2011 “Endorsing the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency as Non-Voting Member of the RDC”; (7) Request to the Office of the President Not to Re-impose the Clearance Requirement for the Transfer of Motor Vehicles from One Island to Another through Ferry or Similar Transshipment Services; (8) Draft Administrative Order Authorizing the Grant of Family Visit Privilege to Third Level Officials and Other Officers of Equivalent Rank But are Not Presidential Appointees of Government Agencies; and, (9) Caraga Regional Investment Development Program 2011-2016.
Once confirmed by the RDC during its special meeting this month, it will set the Special Committee for Poorest Barangays (SCPB), to be chaired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, into action.

The Department of Health, Department of Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Trade and Industry, Commission on Population, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior and Local Government, Commission on Higher Education, Armed Force of the Philippines, Congressional District Representatives, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and the Department of Agrarian Reform will become members of the SCPB while the National Economic and Development Authority shall act as the secretariat.

A total of 220 poorest barangays was identified by the provincial local government units. Although the RDC has agreed on prioritization strategy, it has yet to decide among three options, to wit: (1) all 220 barangays are top priority, (2) top 20 per cent (44 barangays) poorest barangays are prioritized on the first year and the following poorer barangays (44 barangays) are added thereafter, or (3) the RDC Full Council decides on what proportion of the total 220 barangays are prioritized throughout the implementation period.

The convergence initiative is the brainchild of RDC Chairperson and Surigao del Norte Governor Sol F. Matugas who wants the RDC to create an impact on the poverty situation in the region before her term ends in 2013.

Asian Development Bank consultant and one-time lead economist of the World Bank in Washington, DC, Dr. Vicente B. Paqueo, who presented the topic “Towards Rapid, Inclusive and Sustainable Development” during the meeting, stressed the need to mobilize, empower and engage the public, NGOs, and other civil society organizations in the planning, implementation and oversight of development efforts.

Recent data show that the Caraga Region recorded the highest poverty incidence among families among the 17 regions in the country in 2009. (NEDA-13/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: SB Hernan Vasquez nagpahimangno sa katawhan sa Brgy. Sangay

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Nov. 17 (PIA)
-- Mipaabot sa iyang pahimangno si Buenavista Sanggunian Bayan Member Hernan Vasquez ngadto na sa tanang katawhan sa Barangay Sangay sakop sa lungsod sa Buenavista, nga ilang ampingan ang ilang bag-ong naangkon nga proyekto nga mao ang sugang dagitabnon, ubos sa programa nga gipatuman ni pangulong Benigno C. Aquino lll.

Sumala paman sa opisyal nga dakung kabahin sa kinabuhi sa tawo ang elektrisidad, hinungdan nga angayan lamang nga ila kini nga ampingan ug dili pasipad-an sama sa pagpangawat sa mga wire sa kuryente nga maoy hinungdan nga maguba ang linya niini ug makaapekto na unya sa serbisyo sa kuryente sa maong lugar.

Gidugang pa sa opisyal nga usa man kini ka kaayuhan sa barangay kon diin makapauswag usab kini sa panginabuhian sa katawhan, hinungdan nga angayan lamang nga ila kini nga ampingan. (VC/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

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Cebuano News: Cong. Matba pamasalamaton sa Sitio Energization Program ni Pangulong Aquino

ni Roselyn G. Exaure

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Nob. 17 (PIA)
-- Daku ang pagpasalamat ni Agusan del Norte 2nd District Congresswoman Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba, sa gipatuman karon nga Sitio Energization Program ni pangulong Benigno S. Aquino lll.

Sumala pa ni Cong. Matba nga kaniadto lisod kaayo ang pagpatuman sa maong proyekto gumikan sa kadaku sa gasto niini nga manginahanglan pa ug counter-part gikan na sa Local Government Unit, apan sa pagkakaron mas dali na lamang ang pagpatuman sa maong proyekto human kini gihatagan ug dakung pagtagad sa pangulong Aquino.

Subay niini nanghinaut na lamang ang opisyal nga makapataod na ug linya sa kuryente ang tanang mga residente nga nakabenepisyo sa maong programa. (VC/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

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Cebuano News: Banggiitang atleta sa Butuan nakigsangka sa Cluster 2 Regional Meet sa Barobo

ni Jovelyn C. Mejorada

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 17 (PIA) --
Nakigsangka ang mga banggiitang atleta niining dakbayan sa gipahigayong Cluster-2 Regional Athletic Meet didto sa Barobo, Surigao del Sur diin gisalmutan sa mga delegado gikan sa Bislig City, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, ug Butuan City nga gitambungan usab ni halangdong Konsehal Erwin L. Dano isip hepe sa komitiba sa Education and Social Services.

Ang mga pampaugnat sa kusog gilangkuban sama ning musunod: Archery, Arnis, Badminton, Boxing, Chess, Gymnastics, Sipa/Sepak Takraw, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, ug Lawn Tennis.

132 ka atleta sa dakbayan sa Butuan ang nakigsangka sa maong kalihokan diin 98 niini ang kwalipikado nga mao’y modula unya sa ipahigayong Regional Athletic Meet sa Patin-ay, Agusan del Sur karong umaabot Pebrero 5-9, 2012 diin hugot nga suportado sa atong lokal nga panggamhanan niining syudad sa Butuan. (LGU-Butuan/PIO/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Symposium on TB, HIV, atol sa Leprosy Prevention Month gitambungan sa mga kaestudyantehan sa Butuan

ni Jovelyn C. Mejorada

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 17 (PIA)
-- Atol sa pag-obserbar sa Leprosy Prevention Month ning bulan sa Nobyembre gipahigayon usab ang Symposium on TB and HIV nga gipasi-ugdahan sa Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) Caraga sa pakig-alayon sa City Health Office (CHO) niining siyudad sa Butuan ug gitambungan sa 250 ka mga magtutungha gikan sa sekondaryang pampubliko ug pribadong tulunghaan sama sa Agusan National High School (ANHS), Butuan City School of Arts and Trade (BCSAT), Libertad National High School (LNHS), Timber City Academy (TCA) ug Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) sa Luciana Convention Center dili palang dugay.

Katuyuan sa maong symposium nga mahatagan og igong importansya ang mga magtutungha kabahin sa ilang katungdanan sa komunidad nga ilang gipoy-an ingun nga apektado ang kadaghanan kanila sa gika-intapang sakit.

Gipaabot usab sa mga mamumulong ang kabahin sa ilang tahas tungod sa ilang lantip ug maabtik nga panghuna-huna aron makunhuran ang pagkaylap sa nahisgutang sakit. (LGU-Butuan/PIO/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Pag turn-over sa usa ka computer set sa Brgy. Mahay, gikalipay sa tanan

ni Jovelyn C. Mejorada

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 17 (PIA)
-- Gikalipay sa mga opisyalis ug mga lumulupyo sa barangay Mahay ang pagdawat sa usa ka computer set dihang gitunol kini gikan sa lokal nga panggamhanan ni halangdong Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. pinaagi mismo ni Mr. Ruel Jamili, Executive Assistant-IV ngadto kang Brgy. Kapitan Jose Dacoseo sa Brgy. Mahay niadtong Nobyembre 14, 2011.

Dungan niini nagpahigayon usab og Tree Planting agi’g pagsanong sa adbokasiya ni Mayor Jun Amante ang Grow a Million Tree ug ang pagpahigayon sa Medical Mission sa pagpanguna sa Moral Recovery Program (MRP) sa nahisgutang barangay diin ubay-ubay ang nakabenipisyo niini ilabina na ang mga kabataan ug Senior Citizens.

Mapasalamaton ang mga lumulupyo sa nahisgutang barangay sa igong suporta nga gikan sa lokal nga panggamhanan ilabina ang pagpakonkreto sa kalsada sa mismong barangay. (LGU-Butuan/PIO/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Medical Mission sa Brgy. NongNong gidugok sa kabagang panon sa katawhan

ni Jovelyn C. Mejorada

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 17 (PIA)
-- Atol sa pagsaulog sa ika 22nd nga Adlaw Hong NongNong gipahigayon ang Medical Mission sa pagpanguna ni halangdong Konsehal Erwin L. Dano isip Officer-in-Charge sa atong halangdong Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. nga tua karon sa Japan aron makapangalap og daghang investors alang sa dugang kalambu-an sa dakbayan sa Butuan ug mubobo og dugang trabaho sa mga kaigsoonan nga nanginahanglan.

Ubay-ubay ang nakabenipisyo sa dalang serbisyong medical sama sa libreng check-up, pang-apod-apod sa mga tambal, ug libreng ibot sa daot nga ngipon gipasi-ugdahan sa City Health Office.

Sa susamang serbisyo, naghatod usab ang Office of the Senior Citizens kon OSCA ngadto sa mga hingtungdang Senior Citizens sa nahisgutang barangay, mitambong usab ang buhatan sa City Veterinarian nga naghatag og anti-rabies vaccine sa mga binuhing iro ug ingon man usab mipaabot ang buhatan sa City Agriculture aron sa paghatod og libreng binhi sa gulay ug uban pa alang sa mga lumulupyo.

Sa mensahe ni Hon. Claudia B. Bersosa Punong Barangay sa Brgy. Nongnong mapasalamaton kini sa gihatod nga serbisyong medical sa lokal nga panggamhanan ngadto sa ilang barangay. (LGU-Butuan/PIO/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Pormal nga pagtapos sa 2011 Moral Recovery Program Congress, gipahigayon

ni Ritchelle F. Encabo

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 17 (PIA)
-- Pormal nang natapos bag-ohay pa lamang ang 2011 Moral Recovery Program Congress sa Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center ning dakbayan sa Butuan.

Sa maong kongreso adunay pipila ka mga mamumulong ang mi-tambong sama ni Dr. Agustin B. Vencer, Jr., ang BOD Chairman sa Alliance Graduate School; Bro. Job Sar Diasanta, MRP-Chairman; Hon. Jesse Robredo, Secretary sa Department of the Interior and Local Government; Mr. Donald Seronay, Chief sa Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation; ug si Atty. Pelagio S. Apostol, Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas.


Sa pakipaghinabi kay JSI Thomas Augustine H. Catarata, ang Bureau of Jail Management and Penology RO-VI Regional Chaplain, isip usa ka chaplain sa maong buhatan, parte na ang paghatag og giya ngadto sa mga binilanggo hilabina ang ispiritwal nga aspeto sa ilang kinabuhi nga bisan pa man sa ilang sitwasyon aduna gihapon paglaum nagpaabot kanila, ug mapasalamaton siya ug dako nga kining maong nahisgutang kongres nahitabo tungod kay dako kini og ikatabang sa panggamhanan ma-local man o national, aron mamahimong malig-onon ug mahadlokon sa Ginoo ang mga kawani niini ingon man ang mga kliyente.

Daku ang pasalamat ni Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. sa mga partisipante niining panagtigum sa pagpaningkamot ni Pastor Charlie Prior nahimu gayod nga nagmalampuson ang maong kalihukan.

Sunod nga ipahigayon ang 2012 Moral Recovery Program Congress sa syudad sa Ilo-ilo. (LGU-Butuan City/PIO/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Mga hisgutanan sa 2011 Moral Recovery Congress, gibutyag

ni Ritchelle F. Encabo

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 17 (PIA)
-- Atol sa gipahigayon nga 2011 Moral Recovery Program Congress, gihisgutan ang musunod: Moral, Spiritual Upliftment Transformative Convergence, The Seal of Good Housekeeping, Intercessors for the Phil. National Transformation, Ethical Standards of Government Officials Employees and the Prohibited Acts, Commitment for Change and Development and Education Values: Blueprint for Change.

Sumala sa gisangyaw ni Bishop Daniel Balais basi sa Ecclesiastes 3:1 nga naganayon “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven” kon adunay panahon sa tanang butang ug panahon alang sa tagsa-tagsa ka tuyo ilalom sa langit, nga aduna usab panahon para sa kabag-uhan. Ug ang kabag-uhan pwedeng mahitabo bisan kanus-a. Usbon na gayud ang mga hiwing palakad sa gobyerno ug ang hugtanong pagwagtang sa hisgutanang korupsyon, mga anumalusong transaksyon, ug ipadayon ang maayong pagtratar sa isig ka tawo ug ang pagtamud sa maayong pamatasan.

Nagmala-umon ang mga opisyales sa Butuan nga pina-agi niiining panagtigum makab-ot na gayod ang kabag-ohan nga gipaninguha sa Moral Recovery Program. (LGU-Butuan City/PIO/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Lakbay-aral sa Dumingag, Zamboanga Del Sur mahitungod sa Organic Farming gipahigayon

ni Ritchelle F. Encabo

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 17 (PIA)
-- Gipahigayon sa City Agriculturist Office ang Lakbay Aral- Sustainable Organic Farming didto sa Dumingag, Zamboanga Del Sur, niadtong Nobyembre 7-11, 2011, diin gipartisipahan kini sa mga Agricultural Technologists ug mga Farmer’s Association Leaders.

Ang munisipyo sa Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur gi–ila isip usa ka Organic Agriculture Capital sa Mindanao. Ug tungod niini gihimo kining basihan ug sukaranan sa pagplano hangtud sa pag- implementar sa Organic Farming nganhi sa atong dakbayan.

Ang napatigbabaw sa maong Organic Farming mao ang ilang rice duck ug rice fish farming nga pipila na ka tuig nga gihanas sa maong nasangpit nga munisipyo.

Dako ang paglaom sa atong Halandong Mayor Jun Amante ug ni Engr. Alberto Buca, hepe sa City Agriculture nga pinaagi niini nga lakbay-aral mamahimong malampuson ug mamalahutayon unya nga pag-implementar sa Organic Farming dinhi sa dakbayan sa Butuan. (LGU-Butuan City/PIO/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano news: Pangulong Aquino mibiyahe didto sa Bali, Indonesia alang sa 19th ASEAN Summit

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Nob. 17 (PIA)
– Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III mibiyahe ganina sa buntag aron motambong sa 19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit didto sa Bali, Indonesia sugod Nobyembre 17 hangtod 19.

Ang chartered jet sa Pangulo migikan sa 250th Presidential Airlift wing didto sa Villamor Airbase, Paranaque City alas 8:00 sa buntag,

Sa iyang pre-departure speech, gipamahayag sa Pangulo ang importansya sa regional bloc, nga gimugna niadtong 1967, nga nagtinguha sa “creation of a cohesive, peaceful, stable and resilient region”.

“Lilinangin pa po natin sa pulong na ito ang mayaman nang ugnayan ng mga bansa sa rehiyon; at sama-samang tutugunan ang mga problemang kinakaharap natin sa kasalukuyan,” ang Pangulo miingon.

Kabahin sa mga isyu nga pagahisgutan atol sa Summit, ang Pangulo miingon, naglakip sa “migrant workers, trafficking in persons, maritime defense, and peace and security.”
Siya midugang nga ang Summit mohatag usab og kahigayunan aron mapalig-on dugang ang paghisgot tali sa mga partner nga nasod “China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, ug America.”

“Susulitin natin ang mga oportunidad na ito upang plantsahin ang anumang gusot sa ating mga bansa, at upang patatagin pa ang ating samahan,” ang Pangulo miingon.


“Sa pakikipagpulong natin sa kanila, paiigtingin po natin ang pagtutulungan natin sa larangan ng maritime security, disaster management, pagsugpo ng mga krimen at terorismo, pangangalaga sa kalikasan at pakikipagkalakal,” siya midugang. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Cebuano news: CFO-community education program malamposon nga gipahigayon

SURIGAO CITY, Nob. 17 (PIA)
-- Ang Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) malamposon nga mipahigayon sa ilang community education program on migration nga gitawag og “ Puluong-Pulong” niadtong miaging adlaw didto sa city auditorium ning syudad.

Ang maong kalihokan gitambongan sa mga Sangguniang Kabataan, opisyales sa Barangay, opisyales sa local civil registrar, Marriage counselors, Police Officer, Public Employment Service Officers, empleyado sa mga munisipyo, local government ug non- government organization representatives, ug potensyal migrants.

Ang maong kalihokan maoy tipik sa community education program sa CFO nga nagtinguha pag-asister niadtong mga adunay plano nga manimuyo sa laing nasod, lakip usab ang paglambigit sa komunidad kalabot na sa migration.

Kini usab nagtinguha aron mapaabot ug makahibalo ang publiko kalabot na sa nagkalain-laing mga isy sa migration, inter-marriages ug existing government policies ug mga programa directed against illegal recruitment ug trafficking. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)