(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 31 July 2021) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 2,515 KM EAST NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (30.2°N, 144.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 55 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHEAST AT 35 KM/H Caraga Region will have Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Agusan del Norte gov’t intensifies veterinary outreach program

by Robert E. Roperos

-- The provincial government of Agusan del Norte is intensifying its veterinary outreach program by providing free vaccinations for farm animals owned by local farmers in the province.

According to Provincial Agriculturist Dr. Belen Aruelo, the provincial veterinarian office wants to make sure that the animals are safe from diseases.

Dr. Aruelo added the animals are part of the farmers’ livelihood activities. “Thus, there is a need for their animals to be properly taken cared of." Deworming of animals will also be offered by the office.

The official also stressed that the office also regularly provides farmers with vitamins for their animals.

Among the livelihood activities of farmers in Agusan del Norte are hog raising, poultry, cow and carabao raising. (PIA-Caraga)

“Renew business permits earlier,” businessmen in Butuan told

by Robert E. Roperos

-- Businessmen and entrepreneurs here were urged to renew their permits early in January next year to avoid penalties.

This was the call made by Mr. Paul Cabrera, chief of the licensing and permit division of the city government here, in an interview with a local radio here.

Cabrera said the deadline for the permit renewal is on January 20, 2011.

Aside from the businessmen and entrepreneurs, Cabrera also called the attention of tricycle operators to do the same.

“In this way, we can be sure that there will be smooth flow of operations in the application and renewal of business permits and license,” Cabrera said. (PIA-Caraga)

Agusan del Sur LGU beefs up local folks’ livelihood programs

by Robert E. Roperos

-- In an effort to uplift the economic condition of the province, the local government unit of Agusan del Sur is strengthening livelihood programs and opportunities for its constituents.

In an interview with a local radio station here, Agusan del Sur provincial veterinarian Dr. Joriz Elevazo admitted that carabeef supply is running low as the Yuletide season approaches.

he province of Agusan del Sur is the main source of carabeef in Caraga Region.

Thus, the provincial government is introducing other livelihood programs such as hog raising, poultry, and swine upgrading so that local folks in the province can still find other means of business opportunities, said Elevazo. (PIA-Caraga)

Dapa Nat’l High, Surigao High studes top Prov’l Speech Contest

by FE Abkilan

Students from Dapa National High School (DNHS) and Surigao del Norte National High School (SNNHS) emerged as top performers from among the 12 other contestants from the Schools Division of Siargao and Surigao del Norte during the recently held 22nd Provincial Prepared Speech Contest.

Marilou C. Jabines from DNHS emerged as the top performer in Siargao Division while Jobim M. Sabalo emerged as champion in Surigao del Norte Division. Both received cash and trophy.

Other winners for Siargao Division were Cyrine Gladys Podadera from Gen. Luna National High School as second placer and Ramces L. Tiu from Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT) Del Carmen Campus as third prize winner.

In Surigao del Norte Division, the second place went to Mylene Orio of Tubod National High School, third place went to Roneliza Ladios from SSCT-Surigao City Campus, fourth place went to Auro C. Apatan from Gigaquit National School of Home Industries and coming in closely as the fifth prize winner was Lindel Edillor from Tagana-an National High School. They all received cash prize and trophy.

Other contestants received consolation prizes and gold medals.

As a regular annual search for the best high school speaker, the 22nd Provincial Prepared Speech Contest is spearheaded by the Provincial Social Service Office in coordination with the DepEd Schools Division of Siargao and Surigao del Norte, LGUs and the provincial government of Surigao del Norte.

This year's theme of the contest is “The world at 7 Billion”. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Liga College may operate next school year

By Robert E. Roperos

-- Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) president and Banza punong barangay Nestor Amora expressed hope that the Liga College will be operational in June, 2011 in time for the opening of classes.

The Liga College is one of the priority projects of the ABC here in support to the Social Development Agenda on Education, as embodied in the Regional Development Plan of Caraga Region.

In an interview with a local radio station here recently, Brgy. Capt. Amora said the said college will offer scholarship to more than 600 students in the province.

“We will only be offering one course as recommended by Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Assistant Regional Director Dr. Anastacio Martinez and that is on business and entrepreneurship,” Amora added.

Amora explained this aimed to teach the students to be businessmen and entrepreneurs in the future, and not just mere employees or workers.

Amora further said CHED Officials are set to check the building and facilities by April 2012. He said he was optimistic that barring problems during the inspection, the CHED will issue the school's permit to operate. (PIA-Caraga)

PNP-Caraga chief to police force: “Don’t fire guns on Christmas, New Year’s Eve”

by Robert E. Roperos

-- Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga Regional Director, General Reynaldo Rafal warned police officers not to fire their guns on Christmas and New Year’s eve.

Gen. Rafal explained the order came from the higher authorities in Camp Crame and all police officers in the country must follow the order.

Firearms issued to police officers should be sealed-off before December 24, 2011 to ensure public safety. The practice has been done in previous years. “In this way, the people will celebrate happily and peacefully,” the official said.

The official said whoever violates the order will be dealt with accordingly. (PIA-Caraga)

DAR-Surigao del Sur conducts seminar on AO

by Myra Q. Yu

-- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Surigao del Sur in coordination with DAR Regional and Central Office held a three-day seminar to discuss a recently issued agrarian administrative order.

The innovative activity initiated by DAR Secretary Hon. Virgilio delos Reyes used video taped lectures from the Central Office.

Topics discussed include DAR’s Administrative Orders in 2011. The interpretations of the said issuances are conveyed through DAR resource person’s expert in the field where the particular administrative order evolved.

Lectures were also focused on the salient provisions of the issuances and its relation to DAR’s goal of completing the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) by the year 2014.

With this endeavor, DAR administration is optimistic that social justice and a more equitable distribution of land be accomplished by the end of 2014. (PIA-DAR SDS/PIA Surigao del Sur)

DAR-Agusan del Norte distributes land titles in Carmen town

by Gil E. Miranda

-- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of Agusan del Norte installed recently 32 agrarian reform beneficiaries as legal owners of public agricultural landholding under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), covering a total of 37 hectares in Barangay Manoligao, Carmen, Agusan del Norte.

Carmen Mayor Ramon Calo handed the Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) to the farmer-beneficiaries.

Some local government officials and employees, barangay local officials and residents witnessed the said event.

In his speech, Mayor Calo lauded DAR for the benevolent effort in implementing CARP Program for the welfare of his constituents specifically to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in Barangay Manoligao.

Calo further stressed that DAR aims to help small farmers while the new land-owners have the enormous responsibility to shoulder and develop the land in order to improve their economic condition.
The government has drawn up measures to speed up the issuance of land titles throughout the country as part of its mandate in the provision of the extended CARP which will end on 2014.

Also present during the event were CARP Officer Rodrigo Bitangcor, OIC-Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer Vicente Magallon and DAR employees. (DAR-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Caraga)

Army’s 401st Brigade receives 1,000 books for mini-library in Surigao Sur

-- At least 1,000 books from Bagong Kulturang Pinoy (BKP), a non-government agency of the United States were recently delivered to the 401st Infantry “Unite N’Fight” Brigade Headquarters in St. Christine, Lianga of this province.

Assorted books such as encyclopedia, dictionaries, and novels are among those that will be given and distributed to five mini-libraries of elementary schools here such as: St. Christine Elementary School, Brgy Diatagon Elementary school both in Lianga; Lawigan Elementary School in Bislig; Carmen Integrated School in Tandag; and San Isidro Elementary School in Marihatag.

“This is only the first delivery of said donated books, others are scheduled on 2012,” said Col Romeo Gan, Brigade’s Commanding Officer.

Col. Gan also said the Army is giving its utmost support to realize and maintain the advocacy of education for children in Surigao del Sur, which forms part of the Regional Development Program of Caraga Region, particularly the promotion of quality education.

“The team Army is your partner in promoting good education for our children… Through these reading materials, kids will surely be encouraged and motivated to go to school for they are the hope of our country,” Col. Gan said.

Gan further said the books will be turned over to five selected schools of the province through Gov. Johnny Pimentel on Dec. 10 at the Brigade Headquarters, Brgy. St. Christine, Lianga.

“We will be inviting the superintendent of the Department of Education, principals of said schools, students, local government units and other stakeholders to take part of this momentous event in support to our advocacy for education,” Gan added.

Meanwhile, the program includes a read-aloud session by the Provincial Governor with Kindergarten and grade one students of St. Christine Elementary School. (401st Bde/PIA Surigao del Sur)

City gov’t distributes gifts to indigent Butuanons through “Gasa Hong Pasko”

ni Ritchelle Encabo

-- The local government here has started to distribute packed Christmas gifts for the 86 barangays of the city through the “Gasa Hong Pasko 2011.”

The “Gasa Hong Pasko” of the city government has a Php 3 million allocation to ensure the sustainability of the program.

Among the areas reached by the program were barangays Tungao, San Mateo, Dulag, MJ Santos, and Manila de Bugabos whose constituents are the first recipients of these Christmas gifts.

Barangays Bitan-agan, Dagohoy, Villa Kananga, New Society Village, Tandang Sora, and Lapu-lapu will also receive the same packed gifts from the city government.

Report said that around 200 families belonging to the marginalized sector were already identified to receive early Christmas gifts in every barangay of all the 86 barangays here.

Meanwhile, the City Social Welfare and Development, in coordination with the Liga ng mga Barangay, will lead the said gift giving program with the assistance of the Butuan Search and Rescue Team (BUSART). (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: Aquino mihisgot sa papel sa matag Filipino sa pagkab-ot sa tinud-anay nga kabag-ohan

ni Susil D. Ragas

-– Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III naghisgot sa importanteng papel sa matag usa ka yanong Filipino aron makab-ot sa nasod ang tinud-anay nga kabag-ohan sama sa gipakita sa iyang mga ginikanan, nga sila Senador Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. ug kanhe Pangulo Corazon “Cory” Aquino ug ang mga awardess sa ilang Fellowship for Professional Development, nga angayan pagasundon.

Sa iyang pamulong atol sa awarding ceremonies sa 22nd Ninoy and Cory Aquino Fellowship Awards for Professional Development (Journalism and Public Service Categories) gipahigayon didto sa Rigodon Ballroom II sa Peninsula Hotel Manila, Makati City kagahapon Martes, ang Pangulo midayeg sa panlimbasog sa pipila ka mga Filipino, lakip usab ang sa iyang mga ginikanan, nga gibuhat ang tanan aron makatabang sa nasod ug sa ilang isig katawo.

“I believe that what we are truly celebrating today is the capacity of every common Filipino to contribute to genuine and lasting change… this is what I’d like everyone to remember about my mother and my father and about those whom we have awarded these fellowships… that they are just like each and every one of us, that have chosen to go far beyond what is required of them as citizens to help their fellowmen,” ang Pangulo miingon.

Gidasig sa Pangulo ang matag Filipino nga mokooperar sa gobyerno ug himoong ehemplo ang buhat ug kinabuhi nga gipakita sa iyang mga ginikanan alang sa kaayohan sa nasod ug mga katawhan.

“Our country is in the process of recovery, of rebuilding institutions that have served us so well in the past years… the reality is that this is a difficult job, one that cannot be accomplished by one person or even by the government alone. But if the Filipino people hear about the stories of Father Ponpon (Vasquez) and Lieutenant Beltran… if they take it to heart and if they follow the examples of our awardees each of their own little way then what this great nation hurled with great people can achieve may well be limitless,” ang Pangulo miingon.

Atol sa maong okasyon, si Pangulong Aquino ug United States Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas mihatag og pasidungog sa 2011 Ninoy and Cory Fellowship for Professional Development ngadto sa duha ka bantogan nga mga Filipino nga mipakita og sulondon nga kahimoon sa larangan sa journalism ug serbisyo publiko.

Si Father Eduardo C. Vasquez Jr., usa ka katolikong pare ug media champion nga nanarbaho didto sa apektado sa kasamok nga lungsod sa Maguindanao province ang gipasidunggan tungod sa iyang dedikasyon ug walay utas nga kaisog aron ibutyag ang kahimtang sa mga apektadong sibilyan pinaagi na sa pagprodyus og mga dokumentaryo nga mihatag og lamdag sa ilang pakigbisog alang sa maayong kaugmaon.

Ang samang pasidungog gihatag usab kang Lieutenant Junior Grade Roberto Mamaril Beltran, Philippine Navy, isip pag-ila sa tiunay nga panlimbasog pagserbisyo niini sa nasod, kontribusyon sa kalinaw ug kalamboan ug isip ehemplo sa sakripisyo, kadungganan ug kaisog.

“To the awardees, as President of this country, allow me to say to both of you that you will always have my admiration and respect for what you have given to the Filipino people…” ang Pangulo namahayag.

“Today we have awarded two outstanding and inspiring individuals but I believe that the truly amazing thing is this: the fact that as human beings, we have the capacity to push ourselves just as these two people had… just as the past winners of the awards and both my parents had,” miingon si Pangulong Aquino.

Si Ambassador Thomas, sa iyang mensahe mibutyag nga sulod sa 23 anyos ng milabay, ang Embahada sa Estados Unidos nakigtambayayong sa Aquino Foundation sa pag-establisar sa “Ninoy & Cory Aquino Fellowships for Professional Development” sa pag-ila sa bantogan nga mga kahimoon ug mga potensyal sa katawhan sa larangan sa journalism ug serbisyo publiko.

Ingon nga ang maong fellowship, matud pa ni Thomas, mohatag sa mga awardees sa tulo ka semana nga professional exchange program didto sa Estados Unidos, sama nga ang maong awards mipasidungog sa kontribusyon ni Senador Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. ug Pangulong Corazon “Cory” Aquino sa mga panlimbasog pagpalig-on sa demokrasya sa nasod.

“Through course of their contributions and of the democracy they help build are a free and vibrant press and a spirit of public service,” ang Ambassador miingon.

Mitambong usab sa maong okasyon sila US Embassy Charge de Affaires Leslie Bassett, Representate Dakila Carlo Cua sa distrito sa Quririno ug Chairman Daniel “Bitay” Lacson sa Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) ug Presidential sister Pinky Aquino-Abellada.

Ang Aquino Fellowship maoy usa sa daghang mga exchange program nga gipanghatag sa gobyernong Amerika dinhi sa nasod ug sa tibuok kalibotan. Kini nga mga programa nag-alima sa internasyonal nga panagsinabtanay pinaagi sa pagbinayloay’g impormasyon ug mga hunahuna tali sa katawhang Pilipinas, Estados Unidos ug uban pang mga nasud. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: Pang apud-apod sa binhi sa humay, gipahigayon

ni Ritchelle Encabo

-- Ipahigayon sa panggamhanang lokal ni’ng dakbayan ang pag pang-apud-apod sa binhi sa humay sa mga nagkadaiyang mag-uuma didto sa Brgy. Los Angeles Covered Court ning syudad dili pa lang dugay.

Atol sa maong kalihukan, aduna usab gipang-apud-apod nga abono sama sa Chelates ug Zinc Sulfate nga mao kini ang soil conditioner ug seeds fertilizer aron mas mabungahon ug ingon man dagkong abot ang mapaabot sa mga mag-uuma ilabi sa panahon sa pagpang-harvest.

Sa mensahe nga gipaabot ni Engr. Alberto B. Buca, hepe sa buhatan sa City Agriculturist, mapasalamaton ang maong opisyal sa administrasyon ubos sa liderato ni Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr., tungod sa iyang padayong pagsuporta sa mga mag-uuma nga aron makunhuran sa ilang galastusan ug mutaas ang ilang abot sa gagmay nga galastuhan pinaagi sa paggamit og kinaadmanong organikong pamaagi sa pagpanguma. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Pagbansay kalabot sa dugang impormasyon sa pagpadagan sa kaumahan, gitutukan

ni Ritchelle Encabo

-- Ang ahensya sa International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) uban sa pakig-alayon sa Philippine Rice and Research Institute (PhilRice), City Agriculturist Office (CAO) ug and Department of Agriculture (DA) kasamtangang nagpahigayon og training-workshop aron bansayon ang mga mag-uuma ug mahatagan og dugang impormasyon sa pagpadagan sa kaumahan.

Ang maong pagbansay nga gipanguluhang“Assessment of Rice Health for better management of Rice Pests in the Philippines” gipahimutang sa usa sa mga bag-ong establisamento ni’ng dakbayan.

Tumong niini’ng kalihukan nga mapa-ambit ug masusi ang mga pamaagi sa pangpangolekta sa mga datus kabahin sa kahimtang sa mga kaumahan ug ang epekto sa mga dagan sa mga pananum nga humay.

Human sa maong workshop training, magpahigayon gidayon sa aktwal sa pagbisita sa mga kaumahan diin adunay oportunidad ang mga partisipante nga musukod sa kahimsog sa mga humay gamit ang IRRI Crop Health Characterization Portfolio. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Crime Incident Reporting System gilusad sa BCPO

ni Sat Calooy

-- Aron mapadali ang pag-file og police blotter, gilusad ang “Crime Incident Reporting System” bag-ohay pa lamang sa Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) Multi Purpose Hall ni’ng dakbayan.

Ang maong kalihukan gitambungan ni Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr., Cong. Jose Aquino III, Hon. Ryan Anthony Culima, Police Director-General Nicanor A. Bartolome, ug mga kaubanan gikan sa kauluhang Manila.

Atol sa maong panagtigum, ilang gihisgotan ang e-blotter kon electronic blotter nga mao ang modernong sistema nga gamiton sa BCPO aron mas mapadali ug mas kasaligan ang pag dokumento sa mga krimen nga ipaabot sa maong buhatan.

Samtang gipahayag ni Mayor Amante nga sa tibuok isla sa Mindanao, ang dakbayan sa Butuan ang pinakauna nga naggamit niining bag-ong pamaagi nga electronic blotter, ginamit ang kahimanan nga computer. “Busa, daku gayod kining ikatabang sa atong kapulisan sa pag-implementar sa kahapsay ug kalinaw sa atong syudad,” si Mayor Amante miingon.

Sa mensahe nga gipaabot ni Gen. Bartolome, mainiton kaayo siyang nagpasalamat ngadto kang Mayor Amante ug sa mga opisyales ni’ng dakbayan tungod sa suporta nga gitunol sa BCPO sama sa paghatag og mga computer, pagpanday sa multi purpose hall ug uban pa. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: FCCCI mi-donar og school building

ni Ruel L. Salcedo

-- Pormal na’ng gitunol bag-ohay pa lang ang duha ka lawak nga school building, nga donasyon gikan sa Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FCCCI) ngadto sa Silad Mahogany Elementary School, ni’ng dakbayan.

Ang nasangpit nga school building gikan ni Mr. Carpio Cau Ang (Five Star Metal Product Center) ubos sa pagpaningkamot sa mga opisyal ug miyembro sa Butuan City Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, sa pagpangulo ni Mr. Aniceto Bonpin Jr., ug Crispin Young, school building committee chairman.

Puno sa kadasig nga gidawat sa opisyal sa Department of Education (DepEd) pinaagi ni Dr. Daylinda J. Tampus, Schools Division Superintendent sa dakbayan.

Sa iyang pakigpulong gibutyag ni Supt. Tampus nga tungod sa kakulangon sa pundo sa DepEd alang sa pagtubag sa panginahanglan ug disente nga tulonghaan sa mga kaestudyantehan, sila sa DepEd ug lokal nga panggamhanan sa Butuan mapasalamaton sa usa ka halangdon nga tinguha sa mga miyembro ug opisyal sa FCCCI diha sa pagsanong nga maabagan ang DepEd sa mga proyekto susama sa gihatag sa kahugpungan sa mga Fil-Chinese nga mga negosyante.

Ang turn over ceremony gitambungan sa mga opisyales sa DepEd, Barangay Council uban ni Brgy. Capt. Remegio Padilla, mga opisyales sa PTA, mga miyembro ug opisyal sa FCCCI, mga magtutudlo sa Silad Elementary School, uban usab si G. Igmecio “Liling” Tidalgo, ang Executive Secretary sa dakbayan, nga nagarepresenta usab kang Mayor Amante.

Sa pahayag ni G. Tidalgo, gibutyag sa maong opisyal nga ang lokal nga panggamhanan sa Butuan nagpasalamat og dako sa FCCCI sa pagsanong sa mga panawagan ni Mayor Amante diha sa pagtambayayong alang sa usa ka halangdon nga tumong pinaagi sa pagtunol sa batakang serbisyo sa katawhan.

Ang maong pagsanong sa panawagan sa amahan sa lungsod nahisubay sa programa sa atong nasyunal nga panggamhanan aron mahatagan og kalidad nga edukasyon ang mga kabatan-onan pinnagi sa maong imprastraktura nga nalatid sa Regional Development Plan sa Caraga Region. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)