(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 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 2.5 meters).

PIA News Service - Saturday, December 10, 2011

Butuan SK Federation to celebrate “Linggo ng Kabataan”

by Robert E. Roperos

-- The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation Council here is set to open the celebration of “Linggo ng Kabataan (Youth Week)” tomorrow, Dec. 11.

According to SK Federation Council President Rauzil Carampatana, the weeklong celebration serves as venue for them to show to the Butuanon youths that despite of the hectic schedules of the officials of the council, they still managed to celebrate and give value to the contributions of the Butuanon youths.

Carampatana further said the celebration will highlight the community extension services of the council to selected barangays of the city. He added they will be giving slippers to marginalized children and youths in these barangays.

“Highlighting the activity is a community extension services to some barangays in the city,” Carampatana said.

The youth leader also said the celebration is part of the high impact projects of the SK Federation Council of the city.

Meanwhile, Carampatana stressed that the “Linggo ng Kabataan” will run until Saturday, December 17, 2011.

The event is in line with the youth development program of the present administration. (PIA-Caraga)

Agusan del Norte Veterinary Office strengthens info dissemination drive

by Robert E. Roperos

-- The Agusan del Norte Provincial Veterinary Office continues to provide info dissemination drive to Agusanons who have pets at home.

According to Dr. Belen Aruelo, those who have pets at home, especially dogs are prone to rabies if they are bitten.

With this, Aruelo said their pets must undergo regular vaccination, be fed with right nutritious foods, and maintain cleanliness.

She added that pets must have their own pens not only to ensure their health, but as well as the health of those who are taking care of them.

The provincial veterinarian also advised the public that pets must not stay inside the house with the family members, as part of proper hygiene.

Aruelo said the information dissemination drive will continue as part of the good governance of the local government unit of Agusan del Norte, which is in line with the mandate of the Aquino Administration. (PIA-Caraga)

“Diamond” women learn new skills

by Gervacio Dauz, Jr.

It’s never too late to learn a new skill, and earn from it, too.

At age 72, Arnolfa C . Donaldo learned how to debone a bangus and to make pickles. She is no stranger to preparing food, though, as she had run her own restaurant for 40 years.

Last December 8, she—together with 16 women and a man—attended a skills training seminar sponsored by TESDA Agusan del Norte and the barangay council of Tandang Sora in Butuan City.

The women were mostly members of the Diamond Star Women’s Association (DSWA). Ophelia P. Labiano, President of the DSWA and also a training participant, said that the group wanted to learn new skills that they can use to put up a livelihood project.

She said that with the support of TESDA and the barangay council of Tandang Sora, they see a brighter future for the elderly.

The training which was held as part of the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, was for the participants, more than an activity to promote gender and development agenda.

“This might be a just another activity for us in the Brgy. Council,” Kagawad Ubaldo P. Pino, Jr said, “but this surely significant in the eyes of our women.”

Indeed, “helping others help themselves” is the only way to go in overcoming poverty in the country. And for these women, a newly acquired skill could lead to productive lives in their twilight years.

Thus, Arnolfa Donaldo, offered to train DSWA members in making tocino, ham, carne norte, and other processed foods. She also may soon join DSWA even as she is already an active member of the senior citizen’s group. (RDA/GDJ/TESDA-Agusan del Norte)

DepEd to prioritize hiring of eligible teachers in Caraga

by Robert E. Roperos

–- To complement the number of public school teachers in the entire region, Department of Education (DepEd)–Caraga Administrative Officer Raul Orozco said hiring of eligible teachers is one of the priority concerns of the department.

During an interview with a local radio station here, Orozco said teachers who are eligible or have passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) have the opportunity to be hired and be assigned to different areas in Caraga Region.

“We have to be meticulous in hiring teachers and one way of doing that is to see to it that those who will be hired are LET holders,” Orozco said.

The LET is being administered by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

The move of the region’s education department adheres to the social reform agenda of President Benigno S. Aquino III and is highlighted in the Philippine Development Plan for 2011-2016. This is to ensure that quality education will be given to the Filipino children. (PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: Coloma niawhag sa mga civil servants nga unahon ang epektibo ug kalidad nga serbisyo ngadto sa mga Filipino

ni Susil D. Ragas

–- Si Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. nag-awhag sa mga civil servants nga ipakita ang diwa sa karesponsable nga unahon ang episyente ug kalidad nga serbisyo ngadto sa mga Filipino sama sa gipakita ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III sa iyang mga prayoridad nga mga programa alang sa katawhan.

Sa iyang mensahe atol sa 36th National Conference on Public Personnel Administration of the Personnel Officers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (POAP) nga gipahigayon didto sa Philippine Information Agency main office, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City niadtong Miyerkules, gilakbitan ni Sec.Coloma ang importansya sa pagkaresponsable, partikularmente niadtong anaa sa serbisyo sa gobyerno, nga iduso ang mga programa nga makaayo alang sa katawhan.

Siya usab mihisgot sa responsibildad sa Pangulo ngadto sa Katawhan, nga natukod base sa mandato nga iyang gidawat gikan kanila sukad niadtong Mayo, 2010 aron pangulohan ang nasod padulong sa mga reporma ug mga kabag-ohan ug pagkab-ot sa hiniusa ug inklusibo nga ekonomikanhong paglambo.

“I think this is one of the best ways of defining, appreciating, understanding and living the spirit of accountability… i-memorize po natin yan at ilagay sa harap ng ating work table so that we will remember it all the time… ‘public office is a public trust’… hindi po puwedeng kina-career natin yan para yumaman tayo, hindi po pwedeng ganon… that is not accountability,”si Coloma miingon.

“Ang sabi ng tao kay PNoy…mamuno ka sa reporma at pagbabago, we can derive this from the mandate that he (President Aquino) received from the people… bawasan ang kahirapan at wakasan ang korapsyon,” siya midugang.

Si Coloma miangkon nga kini nga mga tunong makab-ot pinaagi sa Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 sa administrasyong Aquino.

“Hindi po biro kapag sinabi natin na bawasan ang kahirapan – napakalawak po ng kahirapan – kaya po mayron tayong Philippine Development Plan for 2011 to 2016 na ang motto ay shared and inclusive economic growth,” gipasabot ni Coloma.

Siya miingon nga ang depinisyon sa accountability in governance ni Pangulong Aquino nagbase sa iyang ilado nga usa ka linya nga gikuha gikan sa Article 2, Section 1 sa 1987 Philippine Constitution.

“Simple lamang po ang definition ni Presidente Noynoy (Aquino) on accountability, one sentence lang, ‘kayo ang boss ko’… ano po ang ibig sabihin nito? We can take this from the Philippine Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, which says ‘sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them’,” si Coloma miingon.

Ang hepe sa PCOO miingon nga ang gobyerno naningkamot aron wagtangon ang korupsyon pinaagi na sa nagkadaiyang mga panlimbasog lakip na ang pagpalig-on sa sistema sa hustisya sa nasod.

“One of the most important manifestations of the commitment to take the straight path is to strengthen the justice system in our country,” si Coloma miingon.

Ang maong tigom, nga inubanan sa temang “ Trailblazing Towards Public Accountability: My Role, gi-organisa sa POAP nga usa ka organisasyon sa human resources management officers, administrative officers ug lain pang human resources-related practitioners sa burukrasya sa gobyerno.

Mokabat sa 300 ka mga miyembro sa POAP ug lain pang HR practitioners sa gobyerno gikan Ilocos hangtod Jolo ang mitambong sa maong tinuig nga kalihokan. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)