PIA News Service - Friday, February 10, 2012

BCPO launches “I-text mo sa Hepe” program

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 10 (PIA) --
Citing the importance of short messaging system (SMS) as one of the fastest means of communication that is available at present, officials and personnel of Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) on Wednesday launched the “I-text mo sa Hepe” program in one of the local convention centers here.

During the Barangay Peace and Order Consultation, BCPO chief PSupt Pedro Obaldo said this initiative was undertaken to strengthen the relationship between policemen and the general public, which may lead to proper coordination that is useful in solving crimes quickly.

“Sa pamamagitan ng programang ito, magkakaroon ng magandang ugnayan ang ating mga kapulisan sa mga mamamayan upang mapadali ang paglutas ng anumang klaseng krimen na nangyayari sa ating komunidad,” Obaldo said.

(Through this program, police officers will have good relationship with the public in the immediate solving of all kinds of crimes that are happening in our community).

Obaldo further said after the launching, the entire police force in the city is hoping that the public will now have the courage to report everything they know so that crimes will be solved.

The official is also optimistic that with the use of the latest technology in electronic communication, police officers can immediately respond to any untoward incidents that may happen.

Through this, Obaldo said officials of BCPO can also monitor their personnel and whenever crimes happened, police officers can be immediately called to respond to such incidents.

The official said to date police hotline numbers are still on the process of finalization to ensure successful implementation of the program.

It has been noted that majority of the government agencies in the region are started to use the SMS as a platform of communication news and information exchange between the government officials and personnel to the public.

The adoption of this technology was already implemented by Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Caraga Region years ago, through the PIA Text Blast where news and information about the region are sent to significant number of recipients in different sectors of society. (PIA-Caraga)

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Red Cross conducts bloodletting activities in schools in Butuan City

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 10 (PIA)
-- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter is set to conduct bloodletting activities in selected schools in Caraga Region.

According to Solgen Robles, one of the medical technologists of PRC local chapter, simultaneous bloodletting activities are to be conducted today at Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) in this city, and in Northeastern Agusan Colleges (NAC) at Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

On Valentine’s Day, the official said same activity will be conducted at Saint Michael College of Caraga (SMCC), also in Nasipit.

Meanwhile, the newest radio station here – Radyo Trumpeta will also be conducting its first bloodletting activity on the afternoon of February 14, Robles said.

Robles added membership for the Red Cross Fun Drive is still open for those who are interested. According to him, regular members will enjoy benefits of a free identification card as well as an insurance benefit.

The official further said this is not the first time that a radio station has sponsored such activity. He added during the previous years, dxBC RMN Butuan and dxBR Bombo Radyo Butuan have also conducted bloodletting activity annually in response to the call of PRC in an effort to collect more bags of blood.

When PRC Governor and Philippine Senator Richard Gordon visited the city early last year for an invitation with the local government, he urged both the public and private organizations and agencies to help PRC in its quest to collect blood as the country is experiencing shortage of blood donors.

In other developments, following the typhoon “Sendong” which has devastated some areas in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro cities on December 17, 2011, according to PRC website, they have maintained strict 24-hour monitoring of all situations in affected municipalities, with nearly 1,000 PRC staff and volunteers deployed in the field conducting detailed assessments along with relief operations, welfare and first aid services.

PRC also reported that meals have been served to 2,333 persons, food items to 27,896 persons, and non-food items (sleeping mats, mosquito nets, blankets, water, hygiene kits, body bags, dinnerware, slippers and clothing to 18,871 persons. Total cash donations as of December 28, 2011 reached P98,771,839.05. (PIA-Caraga)

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Feature: Students affected by Sendong gets education aid

By Danny Escabarte

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 10 (PIA)
-- Compassion and generosity moves people to continue helping survivors as they to go back living normal lives after the tragedy. It may take longer time to heal the wounds and trauma brought by tropical storm Sendong, but the survivors have shown strong determination to start anew.

Despite the difficulties, Jasmin Pagador, 6; and two of her elder siblings still go to school with just few sheets of pad paper on hand. The flood inundated their village and washed away their meager belongings including schoolbags and uniforms. None of their family members perished during the incident as they were able to climb over the rooftop of a neighbor's house.

Like the rest of the survivors, their determination encouraged compassionate individuals and organizations to help. Humanitarian aid continues to pour for students affected by the deluge, this time the aid comes in the form of educational assistance consisting of assorted school supplies, T-shirts and skirts for uniforms, slippers instead of shoes and books among others.

Jasmin Pagador was happy to have received the education starter package. She was one of the 471 school children of Cabili Village Elementary School benefited recently from the assistance facilitated by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). Their school is among those badly hit by flashflood when Sendong passed over the area last December. Jasmin's classroom was damaged forcing her teacher to find another place where to conduct temporary classes.

Rafael Lopa, head of PBSP, visited flood-damaged schools in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro to see where the Foundation and its corporate partners could channel available resources to help ease the burden of Sendong survivors.

During the early stage of relief operations, PBSP helped mobilized member companies to donate basic survival necessities for flood-stricken families. Filipinos here and abroad responded with great compassion. The corporate foundation facilitated the visit to Cagayan de Oro of Filipino-American hip-hop artist of the Black Eyed Peas apl.de.ap.

Touched by the condition of survivors, Apl.de.Ap extended his share to help his kababayans. His leaving Cagayan de Oro after coming face to face with suffering kids and families might have moved him so much, that he sent his managers to do a deeper follow up visit to areas in Cagayan and Iligan to assess other possible needs of survivors.

Jennifer Belle, one of his managers cried when she met Jasmin at Cabili Village Elementary School in Iligan. She doesn’t know how to speak Bisayan dialect but she understood Jasmin's feelings as she tried to talk to the little girl during the visit. Both of them were speechless as they viewed the damaged classroom of Jasmin.


From relief operations, PBSP now helps mobilize resources to be able to participate in the more challenging and costly rehabilitation efforts. With local partners like Goodwill Mindanao Philippines, Inc. (GMPI), projects and initiatives still in the pipeline will be implemented to sustain its engagement with those affected by Sendong and corporate partners. (NCLM/PIA-Caraga)

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Collaboration boosts creation of Agusan Norte Tourism Master Plan

By Gervacio C. Dauz, Jr.

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 10 (PIA)
-- In a bid to hasten the development and expansion of the tourism industry in the Province of Agusan del Norte, planning and tourism officers both from the municipal and provincial government units, including stakeholders from the Provincial Tourism Council, Department of Tourism and TESDA have had been converging for several intensive sessions to map out strategies for a workable and encompassing Provincial Tourism Master Plan.

Daniel Calo, provincial tourism officer of the Provincial Government of Agusan del Norte, projected that the result of their collaborative efforts will see fruition 30 to 45 days from the time of this writing. Once fully hatched, he foresaw that the master plan will play a pivotal role and will shape the upcoming programs, projects, and activities of the provincial tourism sector.

He said the move is in synch with the desire of President Benigno Aquino III to make tourism as one of the main economic drivers under his watch, with the expressed directive of ushering in at least 10 million tourist arrivals in the country by year 2016. As of now, the country is lagging behind compared to other Asian players with tourist arrivals hitting less than four million, Calo added.

Jean Camarin, supervising tourism officer of DOT Caraga, revealed that her agency pitched in at least P150,000 to facilitate the holding of planning-workshop sessions in order to fast track the Provincial Tourism Master Plan and in a way rejuvenate the emerging provincial tourism industry.

She disclosed that the provincial government’s initiative of coming up with the master plan is in line with the directives under RA 9593 or the Tourism Act of 2009, which is “an act declaring a national policy for tourism as an engine of investment, employment, growth and national development and strengthening the Department of Tourism and its attached agencies to effectively and efficiently implement that policy, and appropriating funds therefor.”

The master plan has at least five components namely: (a) Infrastructure; (b) Facilities and Services; (c) Marketing and Promotion; (d) Product Development; and (e) Institution and Governance.

TESDA has come in as a stakeholder with specific emphasis on the component Facilities and Services. To clarify matters, the collaborative body agreed that Facilities is the investors’ or employers’ side, while Services is the workers’ side – both of whom are working in tandem to propel the tourism industry.

Provincial Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr. of TESDA Agusan del Norte said, "It is hard to imagine developing the Tourism Sector without good services. And when we talk about services, we are talking about human resource development, which is part of the forte and mandate of TESDA.”

He contended the need to professionalize the tourism sector services, because “for all we know, TESDA, being the Authority, is tasked to cultivate and enhance the promotion and advancement of the middle level manpower sector through technical education and skills development. Part of doing this is that we need to certify our skilled workers under TESDA.”

He went on to share that TESDA has lots of qualifications that are within the domain of tourism industry such as but not limited to Bartending, Commercial Cooking, Food and Beverage Services, Food Processing, Housekeeping, Household Services, Massage Therapy, Tour Guiding, Tourism Management, etc.

As a tandem collaborating and facilitating the need of the provincial government to come up with a sensible master plan, DOT looks at the macro level of things, while TESDA delves into the finer points of educating, training and certifying the front-liners in the arena of services.

Greg Hontiveros, a known local historian, was hired by the provincial government as consultant to arrange and package the whole master plan. In the process, he has inputted critical development points, which were incorporated in drafting the master plan. (TESDA-Agusan del Norte/NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

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DAR successfully turns over 13.7M farm-to-market-toad with box culvert to Carrascal, Surigao Del Sur

By Myra Q. Yu

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Feb. 10 (PIA)
-- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) successfully turned over 13.7-million farm-to-market road with box culvert to the municipality of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, recently.

Said project was funded by Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support project (ARISP III) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in association with Local Government Unit of Carrascal involving 1.702 kilometers rehabilitation/improvement of Barangay Adlay farm-to-market-road with box culvert.

In his message, Carrascal Vice Mayor Alfred Arreza expressed his gratitude to DAR through ARISP for the realization of the project and announced that LGU-Carrascal made a resolution in view of its commitment on their counterpart for the maintenance of the FMR project.

Likewise, Regional Dir. Faisar Mambuay was happy for the early completion of the project and encouraged all the recipients to be responsible in maintaining the project.

This accomplishment is another milestone for DAR-Caraga being the lead agency of this project, in partnership with the DPWH as the implementing agency.

With this partnership, the government was able to help boast the economic development of Adlay ARC (Agrarian Reform Community) and also provided convenience and comfort for the residents and the local farmers especially in the delivery of their farm products to the nearby barangays and municipalities.

Mambuay led the turnover ceremony together with Vice Mayor Arreza, Asst. Regional Director Alejandro S. Otacan, PARO Benjamin M. Mataksil, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) representative Engr. Maribeth Burgos, DAR officials, DPWH staff, and Barangay Adlay officials. (DAR-PIO/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

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P35M-worth of agri projects benefit Caraga

PATIN-AY, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Feb. 10 (PIA)
-- The government has poured around P35 million worth of farm inputs and implements to boost production and recover the losses brought by calamities to thousands of farmers in Caraga Region last year.

Inputs and implements included farm tractors, green houses, irrigation equipment, power sprayers, farm animals, planting materials, coffee de-huller, fish fingerlings and fishing paraphernalia, fertilizers, and other farming materials.

Recipient farmers were from the provinces of Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Dinagat Islands, and in the cities of Bayugan in Agusan del Sur, Butuan, Cabadbaran in Agusan del Norte, Surigao, Tandag in Surigao del Sur, and Bislig, also in Surigao del Sur.

The agricultural assistance had been turned over by Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala during his recent regional engagement here.

The agriculture official also handed over these farm inputs and implements to other local government unit (LGU) officials during the farmers’ forum in Surigao City, Remedios T. Romualdez in Agusan del Norte, and during the Agriculture and Fisheries Council Congress (AFC) in Butuan City.

Also included are funding support for farm-to-market roads, diversion dam, potable water system, various livelihood projects under the Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP), counterpart fund for the establishment of liquid nitrogen plant, and computer with accessories. (MUC/PIA-Caraga)

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Massive Caraga tree planting set

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 10 (PIA)
-- The National Greening Program (NGP) in Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) is stepping up its activities and targeting the planting of 1.4 million seedlings of fruit trees, both indigenous and premium species, this year.

Members of non-government organizations, the academe, schools, various youth organizations, various church organizations, local government units, all line agencies of the government and private companies have been tapped in the effort to green all watershed areas and vacant lands in the five provinces and six cities in the Caraga region.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-Caraga Region 13), along with private tree seed growers, will produce the targeted tree seeds, in an objective to hit the target.

Per instruction of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje, Region XIII DENR Regional Executive Director Leonardo R. Sibbaluca has already mobilized senior forest officials, the four provincial and 13 community environment and natural resources officers (PENROs, CENROs), in the five provinces and six cities of Caraga region to prepare large-scale seedling production for massive tree planting this year.

During a meeting here held recently, Regional Technical Director of the Ecosystem Research and Development (ERDS) Virgilio dela Cruz at the DENR Training Center in Butuan City was tasked to handle the procurement and production of seedlings for the NGP. He also has submitted a detailed program on the production and procurement of quality planting materials for 2012 with a total cost of P22.5 million.

Sibbaluca said there are about 13,290 hectares of denuded forest lands and tree parks that were identified and prepared as potential sites for tree-planting activities in the different areas this year.

He said the production of seedlings will likewise be initiated by the Department of Agriculture (DA), which is expected to contribute about 2 million pieces of fruit tree seedlings.

Among the kind of tree species that will be planted are bamboo, banaba, bangkal, coffee, cacao, dao, ilang-ilang, ipil, kamagong, lanipao, lauan, mahogany, molave, rubber, and some of the vanishing species like bitaog, balat-buaya, bitanghol, sagimsim, agoho and lanutan.


Last year, the DENR 13 has planted fruit tree and indigenous tree seedlings on a 5,000-hectare unproductive forest land spread over the different areas of the region. (MUC/PIA-Caraga)

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Tagalog news: PBCC/PRC nalampasan ang target sa pagpangulekta ng dugo

By David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Peb. 10 (PIA)
-- Naalampasan ng Provincial Blood Coordinating Council (PBCC) sa pamamagitan ng pagkipag-alyansa sa Philippine Red Cross Agusan del Sur Chapter (PRC-AdS) at ng Provincial Health Office (PHO) ng Agusan del Sur ang kanilang target sa pagkolekta ng dugo na kinakailangan ng lalawigan at ng mga karatig probinsya at ito ay naitalang sumobra ng 133 bags.

Hindi rin nagpabaya ang pamahalaang panlalawigan sa pagbibigay suporta na siyang sumasagot sa pagbili ng re-agents na ginagamit sa pag susuri ng mga nakolektang dugo.

Nang magtapos ang taong 2011, ang PBBB ay naka kolekta ng 2,633 ng 450 ml. na preskong dugo sa pamamagitan ng mga donasyon galing sa pangungolekta ng mga miyembro ng PBCC, PRC-AdS at PHO sa mga bayan, galing sa mga boluntaryong pumupunta sa tanggapan ng PRC, at mga pasyenteng direktang sinasabihang palitan ang nagamit na dugo at ito ay umabot sa 60 bags, na may konting kababaan kung ikumpara sa taong 2010, na umabot ng 2,693.

Ang pinakamataas na pagpangolekta ng dugo ay nanggaling sa field donation kung saan ang grupo ng mga medical technologists na galing sa D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital (DOPMH) at PRC Agusan del Sur ay pumunta sa iba’t-ibang bayan sa Agusan del Sur at gumawa ng buwanang pangungolekta ng dugo.

Sa talaan, ang field donations ay umabot sa 2,538 bags habang ang mga ipinalit ng mga pasyenteng nakagamit ng dugo ay 38 at ang mga boluntaryong nagpapakuha sa tanggapan ng PRC ay 27, at ang mga nanggaling naman sa mga pasyenteng direktang pinapayuhan na maghanap ng donor ay 30 bags.

Hindi lamang mga pasyenteng galing sa lalawigan ng Agusan del Sur ang napagsilbihan ng mga dugo na galing sa Agusan del Sur kung hindi pati na ang mga pasyenteng taga-Agusan del Sur na na-hospital sa Kidapawan City kung saan, dalawang bags ang ipinadala roon.

Ang DOPMH, na kilala na na may mga modernong kagamitan at mga mahuhusay na manggagamot ay siyang may pinakamataas ng bilang ng mga nagamit na dugo na umabot sa 2,008 bags ng magtapos ang taong 2011. Ang pumapangalawa ay ang Bunawan District Hospital na may 146 bags. Ang mga nalalabi ay napunta sa mga hospital sa Lungsod ng Butuan, Lungsod ng Surigao at Surigao del Norte.

Ayon pa sa talaan ng PBCC, mas marami ang mga donors na lalake kaysa mga babae. Marami rin ang mga positibo sa Hepa B na may 145 samples, syphilis na may 28, Hepa C na may 13 kaso at kasong HIV na umabot sa apat. Anim napu’t dalawang bags ang nag expire habang anim naman ang spoiled chylous.

Ang pamahalang panlalawigan ng Agusan del Sur ay naglaan ng P1.5 milyong pundo para sa reagents pero dahil sa pagtaas ng presyo ng reagents, ang lalawigan ay nagbigay ng supplementary budget na P1.6 milyon at ito ay ibinigay noong fourth quarter ng taong 2011. Ang 13 bayan at ang lungsod ng Bayugan naman ay taunan din kung magbigay ng kani-kanilang tulong na P50,000 na siyang ginagamit para sa gasolina, langis at iba pang mga gastusin kung ang grupo ng mga medical technologist ay pupunta sa mga kabayanan para mangolekta ng dugo.

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Cebuano news: 5-year plan sa Agusan del Norte PDRRMC, mas gipalambo

BUTUAN CITY, Peb. 10 (PIA)
-- Mas gipalambo pa sa mga stakeholders sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) sa pagpanguna ni Gov. Erlpe John Amante isip chairman, ang ilang 5-year PDRMMC Plan alang sa tuig 2012 hangtud 2017.

Kini human nakab-ot atol sa ilang tigom ang pag-organisa og DRMM plan alang sa probinsya kansang tumong mao ang pagmugna og pagpatuman og mga lakang og mekanismo aron epektibong makunhuran ang mga risgo ug impacts sa mga kalamidad ug climate change alang sa masustiner pang paglambo, pagkunhod sa kapobrehon ug balanseng palibot.

Sigon ni PDRRMC officer Erma Suyo, gilantaw nila nga kinahanglang preparado ang probinsya og mutubag gilayon sa kabag-uhang mahatud sa climate change ngadto sa komunidad.

Nag-organisa na usab sila og DRM teams sa tanang levels diha sa lokal nga kagamhanan sa barangay, munisipyo o kaha siyudad.

Ang maong teams gibansay kalabot sa pagplano, program implementation, monitoring ingon man early warnings og alert systems.

Ipa-ilalom usa sila sa simulation drills ug exercises alang sa luwas nga paghikling panahon sa sunog, baha, bagyo, linog ug storm surge.

Uban sa lima ka tuig nga plano, mala-umon ang PDRRMC nga ilang makab-ot ang ilang tinguha ug makunhuran ang mga risgo panahon sa mga kalamidad. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano news: Aquino minganlan kang Escudero isip miyembro sa U.P. Board of Regents ug bag-ong mga opisyales sa hudikatura

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Peb. 10 (PIA)
-- Gitudlo ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III si Evelina Buencamino Guevara-Escudero isip bag-ong miyembro sa Universidad sa Pilipinas-Board of Regents, ang opisyales sa Palasyo mibutyag kagahapon Huwebes.

Atol sa regular press briefing didto sa MalacaƱang kagahapon Huwebes, si Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda miingon nga si Escudero maoy mohulip kang Magdaleno B. Albarracin Jr. Ang termino ni Escudero moluntad hangtod Pebrero 18, 2014.

Si Lacierda usab mianunsyo sa lain pang mga katudloan ngadto sa hudikatura.

Si Pangulong Aquino mitudlo kang Judge Marlo B. Campanilla isip presiding judge sa Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 83 sa Caloocan City. Sayo sa iyang pagkatudlo, si Campanilla nagserbisyo isip 4thManila Assistant City Prosecutor sukad niadtong tuig 2002.

Si Lacierda miingon nga si Judge Dennis J. Rafa natudlo ngadto sa MTC Branch 84 sa Caloocan City. Usa ka gradwado sa Bachelor of Laws gikan sa Manuel Luis Quezon University (MLQU), si Rafa nagserbisyo isip Makati Prosecutor II sukad niadtong tuig 20017 hangtod sa iyang pagkatudlo ngadto sa MTC Branch 84.Si Judge Michael V. Francisco gitahasan isip presiding judge sa MTC Branch 85 sa Caloocan City. Siya migradwar sa Bachelor of Laws gikan sa University of the Philippines ug nag praktis og law sa pipila ka pribadong mga law firms.

Si Judge Lourdes Grace Barrientos-Sasondoncillo natudlo ngadto sa MTC Branch 86 sa Caloocan City. Sayo sa iyang pagkatudlo, siya nagtrabaho isip Graft Investigator ug Prosecution Officer didto sa Opisina sa Ombudsman. Siya nagtrabaho usab sa nagkalain-laing mga bangko ug isip usa ka part-time faculty law professor sa mga nagkalain-laing mga eskuylahan. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Cebuano news: Aquino miselebrar sa iyang 52nd birthday sa pagduaw didto sa mga lugar nga apektado sa linog

SURIGAO CITY, Peb. 10 (PIA)
-- Ang Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III misaulog sa iyang ika 52nd nga adlawng natawhan kagahapon Miyerkules sa pagduaw sa mga apektadong lugar didto sa Guihulngan City ug La Libertad sa Negros Oriental human miigo ang 6.9 magnitude nga linog sa Visayas niadtong Lunes.

Gisusi sa Pangulo ang nadaot nga mga lugar ug nakigkita sa mga residente nga apektado sa maong linog. Gipangunahan usab niya ang relief operatios sa gobyerno didto sa apektadong mga lugar.
Sa interbyu human sa iyang mga pagbisita didto sa Guihulngan City ug La Libertad, ang Pangulo miseguro nga adunay igong pundo ang gobyerno aron motabang sa apektadong mga komunidad nga makarekober gikan sa kalamidad ug mabalik ang tanan sa normal.

“Siguro more than anything, kanina yung nakita nating problema sa isang bagay na medyo nakakasakit sa damdamin lalo na yung nawalan ng buhay. Pero on the other hand, talaga namang maraming kakayanan ang gobyerno ngayon para maibalik sila as much as possible sa normal na sitwasyon,” ang Pangulo miingon.

“So yung maraming kawani ng gobyerno, local, national, may mga NGOs (non-government organizations) rin tumutulong na nagdamay-damay dito para mabawasan nga ‘yung paghihirap ng ating mga kababayan doon.”

Ang Pangulo miingon iyang nakita ang gidak-on sa nadaot partikularmente didto sa syudad sa Guihulngan ug La Libertad, nga matud pa niya pwede nga mograbe pa tungod sa padayon nga mga aftershocks nga matud pa sa mga awtoridad nga molungtad og pipila ka mga semana. Siya usab mitumbok nga adunay dakong panginahanglanon sa ilimnong tubig ang mga residente.

Ang mga miyembro sa kabinete nga miuban sa Pangulo atol sa briefing mahitungod sa disaster miingon nga relief ug reconstruction padayon aron matabangan ang apektadong mga komunidad.

Ang Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) miingon mokabat sa 6,000 food packs ang gikatakdang ipang apod-apod kagahapon Miyerkules lakip usab ang bottled water, tulda, habol, ug mga moskitero.

Si DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman miingon, usa ka cash-for-work nga program ang ihatag ngadto sa mga apektado aron pagtabang kanila nga makarekober gikan sa kalamidad.

Ang Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ug ang Department of Energy (DOE) miingon sila nagtambayayong alang sa dinaliang konstruksyon sa nagubang mga dalan ug mga tulay lakip ang mga linya sa kuryente nga giguba sa maong linog.

Ang Department of Agriculture (DA) ug ang Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), sa laing bahin, mipasalig sa Pangulo sa makanunayon nga suplay sa mga nag-unang mga palaliton lakip usab ang pagseguro nga magpabilin sa normal nga lebel ang mga presyo.

Sa ilang parte, ang Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) miingon sila mipadala sa public safety battalion aron eseguro ang kalinaw ug hapsay ug matabangan ang laing mga ahensya sa gobyerno nga mabiyehe ang mga gikinahanglang mga pagkaon ug gamit alang sa apektadong mga residente. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)