11.01.2011

PIA News Service - Tuesday, November 1, 2011

We are conducting COPD in Lianga not combat operations -military

by Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR – In line with the reported mass evacuation in the hinterlands of Lianga here, the military said they are just conducting a Community Organizing for Peace and Development (COPD) and not combat operations.

This, after more than a hundred families from the hinterlands of Lianga, Surigao del Sur reportedly evacuated due to the presence of Philippine Army at the foot of the “Andap Valley”, believed to be the Guerilla Base of CNN (CPP/NPA/NDF).

“The conduct of the COPD in the area is to help the Local Government Unit to bring the basic services to the people especially in far flung barangays,” a military official said.

Meanwhile, Provincial Social Worker and Development Officer May Salinas confirmed recently that around 148 families are now temporarily housed at Barangay Diatagon Gym, Lianga after they fled from their homes on October 29.

As a result, the presence of the government troops was misunderstood by the people in the community that led them to evacuate for they believed it was a massive operation against the CPP/NPA/NDF (CNN) in the area.

However, Surigao del Sur Gov. Johnny Pimentel spearheaded a dialogue a day after the mass evacuation with the presence of the LGU officials, Phil Army, DILG and the leaders of the evacuees.

As of press time, negotiations are still on-going where part of the people’s demand is the military pull-out in the community.

Accordingly, the people in the said community are not against to military operation but this should be conducted outside their community. They admitted that they are afraid of encounters between the military and the lawless groups because this can cause trauma especially to their children. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

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Info intensified for ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 1 (PIA) -- On November 11 (11-11-11), the ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program of the city government here led by Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. will be fully implemented through the ‘No Segregation, No Collection’ policy in all the barangays.

With this, Butuanons will have to segregate wastes at source and follow schedules of garbage collection.

Constant reminders through radio programs are being aired by the different radio stations here.

Also, the Clean Airwaves Committee chaired by the Philippine Information Agency, which handles info-campaign with the local tri-media for this program continues to intensify its info-dissemination strategies.

Thus, during a meeting, PIA-Caraga regional director Abner Caga said that PIA-Caraga has been promoting the ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program from the very start and had been conducting lined-up activities by the working committees.

Caga said that PIA is working together with the local tri-media in the information dissemination. News and photo releases related to proper solid waste management are also being posted and published in the PIA website, blogspot, Facebook accounts, and in its daily electronic news magazine – ‘One Mindanao.’

It was also learned that the Clean Airwaves Committee’s proposal to convene media practitioners in Butuan for the orientation/forum on laws, and on ordinances related to the environment and solid waste management had been a approved by the mayor and are set tentatively to be implemented on the second week of November.

Along with the orientation/forum is a covenant signing between the local tri-media and the city government as a sign of partnership and commitment to continuously promote and adhere to the law on proper segregation of wastes.

Meanwhile, program coordinators - Gemma Reserva, General Services division chief; Earl Enrico “Bong” Alcala, consultant of the city government; and Ruth Jugao, City Economic Enterprise and Development Office (CEEDO) manager expressed their support to the efforts of the media and the Clean Airwaves Committee. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

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AgNor chiefs of offices attend Financial Management workshop

by Roselyn G. Exaure and Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 1 (PIA) -– For the purpose of intensifying the Public Financial Management, chiefs of offices of the Agusan del Norte provincial government attended the recently concluded three-day workshop spearheaded by the Agencia Espanola De Cooperacion International Para El Desarrollo (AECID).

According to Agusan del Norte Provincial Administrator Percianita G. Racho, the said workshop was held in Hotel Conchita, Cagayan de Oro City.

Thru the workshop, chief of offices were able to enhance their knowledge and skills on the Public Financial Management for a more transparent and better service to the public.

Attendees during the strengthening workshop were Provincial Administrator Percianita G. Racho; Dr. Elizabeth N. Campado, Provincial Health Officer; Ms. Ruby R. Furia, Provincial Budget Officer; Ms. Trofina P. Besada, Planning Officer lV; Mr. Daniel A. Valido, Provincial Accountant; Mr. Senecio V. Sinco, Supervising Administrative Officer; Mr. Rofel C. Cabaltera, Provincial Planning Development Officer; Mr. Pepito N. Conde, OIC Provincial Assessor; Ms. Isabelita N. Lucino, OIC Provincial Treasurer; Mr. Jacob G. Racho, Administrative Officer lV; Ms. Nemia D. Alegarbes, Provincial General Services Officer; ug Mr. Wilelmo C. Furia, Local Treasury Operations Officer lV. (Agusan del Norte PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

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Cebuano news: Poetry in Motion gipasundayag sa Cultural Center for Children

SURIGAO CITY, Nov. 1 (PIA) -– Mabulukong gipasundayag ang Poetry in Motion niadtong miaging semana, Oktubre 27, 2011 didto sa Cultural Center for Children isip pagsaulog sa National Children’s Month uban sa temang “Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC), Para Bright Child: Pakilusin, Palakasin, Pagtulungan Natin.”

Ang maong pasundayag gitambongan ni Governor Sol Matugas, BM Myrna Romarate, Mamerto Galanida, Dr. Fidela Rosas, Dr. Evelyn Fetalvero, mga district supervisors ug mga magtutudlo sa Surigao City ug Surigao del Norte division.

Ang maong kalihukan gimugna sa probinsya nga gipangulohan ni Governor Sol Matugas pinaagi sa Provincial Local School Board sa pagpangulo ni Ma. Andrea Mijares, mga consultants nga sila Nene Montinola ug Ellen Amores ug sa pag-abag sa Department of Education sa Surigao City ug Surigao del Norte.

Malipayon ug mapasalamaton kaayo si Governor Matugas nga namugna ang maong kalihukan aron maipakita ug mahasa ang mga talent sa mga kabataan kay sila man ang ugma sa atong probinsya.

Gipamahayag ni Goberbador Matugas nga ang tumong ug tuyo sa paghimo og Cutltural Center for Children mao ang pag-umol ug paghasa sa nagkadaiyang mga gasa ug talent sa mga kabataan sa Surigao. Dugang pa niya, kinahanglan nga mapadak-an pa ang maong lugar aron gayod mamaayo ang pagpasundayag sa mga kalihukan og maka cater pa sa mas nako nga manan-away. (Provincial Information Center/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Cebuano news: Panambay sa barangay gipahigayon sa Brgy. San Juan

SURIGAO CITY, Nov. 1 (PIA) -– Malampuson nga gipahigayon ang Panambay sa Barangay niadtong miaging semana didto sa Sabang 3 Barangay. Gym, Brgy. San Juan, Surigao City.

Ang maong kalihukan gipangulohan sa Provincial Health Office ubos sa pagdumala ni Dr. Leonora Andanar ug kini gitambongan ni Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas.

Nagpasalamat og dako ang mga lumulopyo sa maong lugar nga sila nakatagamtam sa libreng consultation, tuli, papsmear, laboratory services ug dental services lakip usab ang libreng tambal ug vitamins.

Samtang sa laing basin, isip pagtak-op sa kasaulogan sa bulan sa Santo Rosario. Ang probinsya sa Surigao del Norte uban ni Governor Matugas nga usa ka Marian Devotee lakip usab ang mga kawani sa kapitolyo mipahigayon ug dawn Rosary kaganina 4:00 sayo sa kabuntagon didto sa Capitol Compound ug misunod dayon ang Santos nga misa sa Capitol Chapel. (Provincial Information Center/PIA –Surigao del Norte)