PIA News Service - Wednesday, February 1, 2012

DSWD-Caraga continues to implement “Unlad Kabataan” program

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 1 (PIA)
-- In an effort to help the youth from abuses, the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD)-Caraga Region is determined to continue implementing the “Unlad Kabataan” program.

In a radio interview recently, Golda Pocon of the Technical Assistance Division of DSWD-Caraga said they are giving more focus on the out-of-school youth.

She added that because of the implementation of the program, these youth will be provided with trainings that can be used for the establishment of livelihood opportunities even if they have not enrolled in formal schooling.

“We are giving emphasis on our out-of-school youths (OSYs) in the region by giving them trainings for livelihood opportunities so that they can still contribute to the development of their family and in the community they live,” Pocon said.

Pocon further said primary responsible for solving such issue is the respective local government units and DSWD will be providing trainings and other advocacy programs to ensure that they can be assets in their community.

According to the Facebook account of Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP), the “Unlad Kabataan” program for Youth is geared towards the total development of the disadvantaged youth in terms of his/her spiritual, economic, physical, psychological, cultural and social development although the individual is dependent on the family for nurturance, protection and guidance; his/ her social obligation is into confined to the family and immediate community.

PYAP added the national and global perspectives are equally underscored in his/her formation from a dependent youth to an autonomous adult capable of interdependent interaction with others.

PYAP’s Facebook account further explained the program’s goal is to promote the development of the OSYs and other disadvantaged youth to become self-reliant, economically productive, and socially responsible citizens able to contribute to the development of their family and community. (PIA-Caraga)

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4 cabinet secretaries to grace turnover of 6,000 chairs to schools in Butuan City

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 1 (PIA)
-- Four cabinet secretaries of the Aquino administration are set to grace the turnover of initial 6,000 chairs to some elementary and high schools here on February 3, 2012 at the Butuan Central Elementary School (BCES) covered court.

According to report, Department of Education Sec. Armin Luistro will lead the party, composed of Sec. Ramon Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Sec. Emmanuel Joel Villanueva of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Chairman Cristino Naguiat, Jr.

Said chairs will be distributed to BCES, Agusan National High School (ANHS), Butuan City School of Arts and Trade (BCSAT), Gabriel Elementary School, G.T. Domingo Elementary School, Libertad Central Elementary School, San Vicente Elementary School, and Villa Kanangga Elementary School.

With this development, ANHS Principal Mr. Peter Esterioso expressed his gratitude for the realization of this project. He said this is the first time that they have received such number of chairs from the national government through the “P-Noy Bayanihan Project”.

Esterioso added this will help in addressing the school’s problem of lack of chairs because of the increasing number of students enrolled every school year.

Aside from chairs, it has been observed that the premier high school in the city and in the province of Agusan del Norte is also experiencing desk and even classroom shortage that result to holding of some classes under big trees inside the campus.



The school executive also said the project is in time since there are seven classrooms which need 420 chairs. He added hundreds of chairs are already destroyed and needs to be replaced.

To date, Esterioso said ANHS has a total enrollment of 9,037 for school year 2011-2012 and is expected to rise next school year. (PIA-Caraga)

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Municipality of Las Nieves to provide mortuary aid to residents

By JACorvera

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Feb. 1 (PIA)
-- Less fortunate residents in the municipality of Las Nieves in this province can now avail of mortuary assistance from their local government in the amount of P2,000.00 based on Municipal Ordinance No. 250-2011, authored by municipal board member Baltazar V. Sinajon.

To avail, constituent must present residence certificate, death certificate and birth certificate of the dead, barangay certification that the claimant is the legal beneficiary, present marriage contract if the claimant is the spouse.

Also, he/she must submit the documents to the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer (MSWDO) for processing, coordinate with the chairman on Health and Social Services and must have no pending obligations as per penalities in the implementation of the ecological solid waste management program in the said municipality.

The assistance is one way for the local government help ease the family’s burden in this time of bereavement. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

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Lingig SEA-K beneficiaries to receive P1.6M from DSWD

By Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Feb. 1 (PIA)
-- A total of eight organizations from Lingig town here received today check amounting to some P1.6M under the Self Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K) program implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga.

According to Jerrybelle Gonzales, DSWD-Caraga Project Development Officer, Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat personally handed over the check to some eight associations composed of 165 beneficiaries held at the Municipal Gym.

Gonzales said the beneficiaries are also the recipients of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or known as 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) under the first phase of implementation that will set to end on 2013.

SEA-K is a livelihood and capability building program aimed to enhance the socio-economic skills of poor families towards establishing and managing sustainable community-based credit organizations for entrepreneurial development. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)
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PRO 13 promotes 751 personnel

By PSupt Martin M. Gamba

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 1 (PIA)
-- Last week, 751 PNP personnel of the Police Regional Office 13 Caraga have been promoted in their respective ranks for the second semester of this year second level promotion program.

A ceremonial mass oathtaking and pinning of ranks was held at the Grandstand of PRO 13. It was spearheaded by the PRO 13 Regional Director, PCSupt Reynaldo S. Rafal.

Deputy Regional Director for Administration PCSupt Isagani F Genabe, Jr. welcomed the guests, promotees and participants of the said event while Psupt Pedro U Obaldo, Jr, Acting Chief, RPHRDD presented and read the Promotion Orders of Police Commissioned Officers and Police Non-commissioned Officers.

PSupt Jeffrey Lawrence D Mauricio delivered his acceptance speech in behalf of the newly-promoted Police Commissioned Officers and SPO3 Carlos G. Abanto of the newly-promoted Police Non-commissioned Officers. The family of the promotees pinned their new ranks and congratulated them for reaching another horizon of fulfillment in their police service.

Meanwhile, Rafal extended his heartfelt congratulations to the promotees and challenged them to become more responsive and dedicated members of the country's police force. He greatly emphasized that public service must be rendered with utmost effort and commitment.

"One way of recognizing their good deeds, it is but just fitting to give them the promotion they truly deserve," Rafal said. (PNP-13)

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Feature: “Takbo Maharlika” runners reaches Butuan

By Noel Najarro

A team of runners, led by a 59-year old retired police general and a 52-year old active Roman Catholic priest along with some volunteer police personnel, were all still in high spirits, after covering more than half of the 2,888 kilometer stretch symbolic run across the country, as they led local runners here in the city dash for more or less six-kilometers stretch run, giving the runners a taste of what the group had been doing for some months now.

The symbolic run dubbed as “Takbo Maharlika Tungo Sa Pagkakaisa,” aims for the development and strengthening of the Filipino character of fitness, productivity and nobility, according to a leader of the team.

The team led by Police Chief Superintendent (Ret.) Samson R. Tucay ( 1st lead runner representing the Philippine National Police) and Fr. Carmelo O. Diola (2nd lead runner representing the Dilaab Foundation, Inc.) along with PSupt. Romy Palge and company as team members arrived here in the city and conducted a forum at the Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol covered court, Monday afternoon.

The activity was attended by hundreds of representatives coming from the police, government agencies, students, religious and other sectors from the community.

PSupt. Palge during the forum explained that yesterday’s activity was the 1,791st kilometer of their run which kicked off at Laoag City in Ilocos region last August 2011. He said that Caraga is their 9th region, Agusan del Norte as their 19th province, yesterday’s leg as their 147th run and the afternoon forum as their 72nd.

The route of the marathon, according to him is intending to traverse only the 2,700 kilometer stretch of the “Maharlika Highway” from Laoag City to Zamboanga City. He said that they had run their way via Tuguegarao City, passing Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Bicol Region, Samar, Leyte and Surigao. But though the said highway does not course thorough Butuan City, yet their lead runners believed that there are sectors here which also are “Maharlikas” who needed the chance to participate, feel the importance and know the benefits of the “Takbo,” he said. From Caraga region, the team will then proceed to Davao City, to General Santos City, Maguindanao, Lanao, Zamboanga del Sur and will hope to end at Zamboanga City by April.

Fr. Diola in his forum presentation dwells on the spiritual, character and values-changing aspects of the marathon. Diola emphasized that a noble Filipino must engage in prayer, fitness and in being a good citizen. This can be achieved, he said by just doing these very basic things which are: by coming on time, falling in line and staying in line, listen to and follow instructions and to manage our garbage well. He likewise pointed out that the hindrance to the bonding of prayer, fitness and good citizenship are the following “capital sins” which are: sloth, lust, avarice, pride, anger, gluttony and envy (SLAP-AGE).

Tucay for his part pointed out the physical benefits and positive practical aspect of the activity giving out examples of real life situations, success stories and life-changing circumstances achieved by both prayer and fitness. He said that both are easy, doable by all and are for free.

Rafal, Councilor Ryan Anthony Culima (representing Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr.) and Board Member R. Pitogo of Agusan del Norte (representing Gov. Erlpe John M. Amante) gave their respective responses.

The activity culminated with a fun run from the venue towards the police regional headquarters via Montilla Boulevard by all the participants. (PIA Caraga)

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MinDA, UNDP highlight convergence opportunities in Mindanao programs

BUTUAN CITY, February 1 (PIA)
-- Citing collaboration as a strategic direction in pursuing aid effectiveness, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have identified areas of convergence among major peace and development initiatives in mostly conflict affected areas in Mindanao.

At the 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the Early Recovery and Rehabilitation for Central Mindanao (ERRCM) Program held recently, MinDA chair Luwalhati R. Antonino underscored opportunities for synergy among various programs in Mindanao.

The ERRCM is a program designed to facilitate the return or resettlement and early recovery of IDPs affected by past armed conflicts in Mindanao. Apart from building core shelters, it also provides basic services and facilities, livelihood assistance, strengthening capacity for local governance, and rebuilding social cohesion.

Covering the four provinces of Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, North Cotabato, and Maguindanao, the ERRCM program is implemented by MinDA and the ARMM Regional Government, with support from the Delegation of the European Union (EU) and the UNDP.

"There is more that we can achieve if we harmonize our strategies and consolidate our strengths, as more areas can be covered by our efforts," Antonino told the members of the steering committee, which include representatives form key agencies as well as the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), led by OIC Gov. Mujiv Hataman.

During the meeting the group identified one component of the ERRCM which is core shelter for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Maguindanao, a project also being undertaken in the same area under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

“We welcome this opportunity for complementation and coordination,” said OPAPP Undersecretary Luisito Montalbo, stressing that that it was a good time to talk about coordinating efforts of government especially in major interventions in Mindanao.

Montalbo pointed out that among their 12 core shelter sites in Maguindanao, five barangays are also being served by ERRCM. These areas would serve as target sites for complementation to make each program more efficient.



“I agree we should streamline our programs and identify areas of complementation, so we can utilize our resources more efficiently, and enable us to serve more IDPs and communities,” Antonino said.

The agreement for collaboration has led UNDP Country Director Renaud Meyer to express how pleased he was over the turnout of the meeting, noting that, “complementation of the interventions of government and international donors is exactly what we are here for.”

“From the donor perspective, it is extremely valuable to demonstrate that a foreign-assisted program can actually lead to an increase in synergy among national and international partners,” he said.

Meyer noted that it would be interesting to map the sites covered by ERRCM vis-à-vis other programs such as PAMANA and identify areas of convergence. He said MinDA and PAMANA can undertake a joint mapping of their areas of intervention and any overlap can then be turned into areas of complementation.

“MinDA already has a listing of projects undertaken by all agencies in Mindanao, and we can map out the coordination of our programs to utilize our resources more efficiently. This will make our initiatives more meaningful for beneficiaries,” said Antonino.

Meanwhile, Hataman expressed his support to the convergence approach as he cited governance, social services and peace and development initiatives as among the major priorities under the ARMM Reform Agenda. (MinDA/PIA-Caraga)




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Feature: Britania Islands: The Untold Paradise

By Franklin Navaja

Mesmerizing, enchanting and absorbing are some of the adjectives that describe the Britania Islands.

The unsullied beauty and exquisite uniqueness of the islands have amazed adventurous spirits and the contemplative souls visiting the islands.

Located in Barangay Britania in the municipality of San Agustin, province of Surigao del Sur; Britania Islands is actually a conglomeration of 24 islands and islets, magnificently distributed along the stretch of Lianga Bay, facing the great Pacific Ocean.

These 24 islands and islets are distinctly different from each other; varying in shapes, sizes and features. However, all their shorelines are endowed with very fine white powdery sands that are in par with the famous beaches in the country like Dakak, Boracay and El Nido, sans the structural developments.



Among the 24 islands and islets comprising Britania Islands, only five are considered to be the main tourist attractions. These are Boslon Island, Hiyor-hiyoran Island, Panlangagan Islands, Hagonoy Island and the Naked Island.

Boslon Island is the most visited island among the group. It is surrounded by different and unique rock formations on one side; while on the other are the powdery white sands stretching along it picturesque shoreline. Its idyllic and unique landscape is an ideal place for sunbathing, swimming and overnight camping.

About a hundred meters away from Boslon, the three islands of Panlangagan (the Panlangagan Cave Island and the two Panlangagan Forest Islands) will come into view. Panlangagan Cave Island is groomed to be the ideal venue for caving and adventurous explorations as it used to be an old burial ground of Japanese soldiers during World War II. The unique thing about these three islands is that they can be traversed by foot from Boslon Island, during low tide. These islands are the most sought after venue for adventure and nature-loving tourists.

On the opposite side of Boslon Island, the Hiyor-hiyoran Island can be found. This captivating island is the second most visited island after Boslon. Its scenic landscape and pristine surroundings makes it an ideal place to unwind and relax. It is also a perfect place for swimming, snorkeling and beachcombing. Its shoreline is a home to a variety of seashells, particularly, the little bear conch, locally known as “sikad-sikad."

Further away, for about a five minute boat ride, the Naked Island can be found. It is a long stretch of pure powdery white sands lying idle and naked in the middle of the bluish green sea waters. It has neither vegetation nor any foliage, just raw and pure powdery white sands. During summer season, Naked Island is the abode of a number of migratory birds, taking refuge on its long stretch of sands after a tedious flight. On rare occasions, birds can be seen hovering, feeding, frolicking and jesting to and fro on its bare powdery white sands.

Lastly, not far from the Naked Island, is the Hagonoy Island. Coined as the lover’s island, it’s long stretch of powdery white sands, bluish clear waters, picturesque landscape and lush vegetation that exudes a romantic ambiance. It is a perfect romantic getaway for couples, a romantic venue for their honeymoon and pre-nuptial pictorials. It is also an ideal venue for overnight camping, star-gazing, swimming and snorkeling.

And now, with the steady influx of local and foreign tourists in Britania, the Local Government Unit of San Agustin has constructed a footbridge and a landing dock for pumpboat and ferries to the island.

The LGU also has established a Reception Hall to help attend and facilitate the needs of the guests; like ferry to the islands, answering queries, disseminating information and providing venue to rent some gears/equipments (chairs, snorkel, life jackets, etc.) for a comfortable and enjoyable stay in the islands. There is also a Pasalubong Center for those who want to buy some souvenir items.



Generally, there are no structures being built on the islands. All the structural developments, like resorts and restaurants are concentrated in the mainland Britannia. At present, there are about four establishments operating in the area, the La Entrada Resorts and Restaurant, the Mac Arthur’s Place, La Isla Gloria de Britania and Joan’s Resort. All of them offer food services, cottage rentals and overnight accommodations.

For those who are interested in visiting the island, it is a three hour ride from Butuan City and six hour ride from Davao City through private vehicles or by public utility vehicles plying in the area. It can be reached also through public utility buses (Bachelor Express) plying the Butuan-Tandag Route, if point of origin is in Butuan City or the Davao-Tandag Route, if from Davao City.(LGU San Agustin, Surigao del Sur)

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Tagalog news: P3M inilaan ng pamahalaang panlalawigan para sa Bunawan eco park

By David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Peb. 1 (PIA)
-- Tatlong milyong piso ang ipinalabas ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Agusan del Sur kamakailan para sa mga gastusin sa pagpapaganda at pagpapaayos ng mga daan sa loob ng 30 ektaryang sakop ng Bunawan Eco Park na siya ngayong tirahan ng pinakamalaking buwaya sa buong mundo na si Lolong, sa pamamagitan ng resolusyong ipinasa ng miyembro ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan na si Samual Turtor at inaprobahan ni Gob. Adolph Edward Plaza ng Agusan del Sur.

Kasunod nito, ipinasa naman ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang isa pang resolusyon para sa milyun-milyong pondo para sa pagpaunlad ng lahat ng mga tourist destinations sa lalawigan para maaprobahan at maipagpatuloy ang pagpaunlad ng mga ito. Ang mga naturang pondo ay kinuha sa Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) ni Bise Gob. Santiago Cane Jr. at mga miyembro ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan mula sa dalawang distrito ng Agusan del Sur.

Inamin ni Cane na ang mga pondong kanilang inilaan ay kaunti lamang para maisakatuparan ang mga magagandang plano para sa pangturismo ng lalawigan pero ito ay malaking tulong na rin.

“Ang pagpapaunlad ng ating panturismong industriya ay hindi nagtatapos dito. Ito ay magpapatuloy ayon sa kani-kanilang mga plano, at tayo ay makakatulong kahit anong oras para magkaroon tayo ng pondo,” sabi ni Cane.

Ayon kay Turtor, mayroon din namang mga nagbibigay ng kani-kanilang tulong gaya ng DPWH na nangakong ayusin ang unang hakbang sa pag-aayos ng mga kalsada sa loob ng 30 hektaryang eco park.

Inimbita rin ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang planning officer ng Bunawan noong Lunes sa pagdaraos ng session para maipaliwanag ng mabuti ang kanilang mga plano para sa ikagaganda ng nasabing eco park. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Tagalog news: Feature: Piliin ang mga produktong may Sangkap Pinoy Seal

by Victor J. Alfonso, Jr.

Alam ba ninyo na sa mga kabahayan na nakasama sa surbey ukol sa mga produktong pagkain na may Sangkap Pinoy Seal (o SPS), walo sa bawa’t 10 sa kanila ang bumibili ng produkto na may SPS?

Ito ay ayon sa 7th National Nutrition Survey na isinagawa ng Food and Nutrition Research Institute ng Department of Science and Technology (o FNRI-DOST).

Tandaan, pag bumibili ng processed foods, laging hanapin ang tatak ng Sangkap Pinoy.

Ang Sangkap Pinoy Seal (o SPS) ay tatak na ibinibigay ng Department of Health bilang katunayan na ang mga produktong mayroon nito ay nakapasa sa tamang antas ng food fortification o dagdag sustansiya gaya ng bitamina A, yero (o iron) at yodo (o iodine).

Makakamit ang tamang nutrisyon sa abot-kayang presyo sa mga produktong pagkain na may SPS.

Ngunit tandaan na ang pagkain ng iba’t-ibang uri ng pagkain ang siya pa ring tuntunin sa tamang nutrisyon at kalusugan.

Ang impormasyong ito ay hatid ng FNRI-DOST, ang pangunahing ahensiya ng gobyerno sa pananalilsik sa pagkain at nutrisyon. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon at kaalaman sa pagkain at nutrisyon, sumulat o tumawag kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Direktor, FNRI-DOST sa kanyang email address: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, mar_v_c@yahoo.com o sa telepono bilang 837-2934/837-3164 Maari ding bisitahin ang FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph (FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service: Info Bits/PIA-Caraga)

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Tagalog news: Feature: Produkto mula sa yakon ginawa ng FNRI

By Josefina T. Gonzales

Alam ba ninyo na ang yakon ay tumutulong sa pagpapababa ng lebel ng asukal at kolesterol sa dugo?

Ang yakon ay isang uri ng lamang-ugat na matatagpuan sa Nueva Vizcaya, Misamis Oriental, Cordillera at iba pang bulubundukin na lugar. Ayon sa pag-aaral ng Food and Nutrition Research Institute ng Department of Science and Technology o (FNRI-DOST), ang yakon ay maaaring gawin sa iba't-ibang produkto gaya ng tsaa, juice, salad, at iba pa.

Ang mga lamang-ugat gaya ng yakon ay nagbibigay ng enerhiya at lakas sa katawan. Ang kakulangan sa pagkain ng carbohydrates ay hahantong sa mababang timban, panghihina, pagkahilo at pagbaba ng lebel ng asukal sa dugo, ayon sa Gabay sa Wastong Nutrisyon” ng FNRI-DOST.

Ugaliing kumain at maghanda ng mga lamang-ugat tulad ng yakon, kamote, kamoteng-kahoy, ube at iba pa, upang maiwasan ang sakit na diyabetis at alta-presyon.

Ang impormasyong ito ay hatid sa inyo ng FNRI_DOST, ang pangunahing ahensiya ng gobyerno sa pananalilsik sa pagkain at nutrisyon. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon at kaalaman sa pagkain at nutrisyon, sumulat o tumawag kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Direktor, FNRI-DOST sa kanyang email address: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, mar_v_c@yahoo.com o sa telepono bilang 837-2934/837-3164 Maari ding bisitahin ang FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph (FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service: Info Bits/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano news: Rizal park gisugdan na sa pag-paayo

By Amandalyn Gutierrez

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 1 (PIA)
-- Hingpit nang gisugdan ang pagpaayo sa Rizal Park (Phase 1) ning dakbayan, ug gisugdan kini niadtong Enero 5, 2012 og gilauman kini nga mahuman sulod sa 120 ka adlaw.

Ang budget sa pagpaayo sa Rizal Park (Phase 1) mokabat kini sa 5 million pesos ang kantidad, nga padumalahon sa Madyaw Construction and Development Corporation nga mao ang nakadaog sa Bidding alang niini nga rehabilitasyon.

Ang Building & Design Committee nga gilangkuban nila Engr. Rogelio Batocael, Arch. Pedrito L. Comiling ug Engr. Edgar T. Sanchez mao ang mu-supervise niini nga proyekto.

Ang tumong sa pagpaayo sa Rizal Park mao ang pagpabag-o sa imahi nga diin sa una ang plaza istambayanan kini sa mga kabataan apan karon mamahimo na kining world-class nga suroyanan sa pamilyang Butuanon.

Usa kini sa mag priority project sa atong lokal paggamhanan ubos sa kadumalaan sa atong Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. (LGU-Butuan/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano news: Feeding program padayon nga gitunol ngadto sa mga kabataan sa dakbayan

By Ritchelle Encabo

BUTUAN CITY, Peb. 1 (PIA)
-- Sa pakigtambayayong sa buhatan sa City Nutrition Office ug sa Moral Recovery Program, nagpadayon sa pagtunol ang serbisyong pang nutrisyon o Feeding Program sa mga nagkadaiyang lugar ning dakbayan sama sa Barangay Bilay, Datu Silongan ug Barangay Buhangin dili pa lang dugay.

Ang maong kalihukan gihingusgan sa lokal nga panggamhanan, tumong nga ma-edukar ang mga ginikanan kabahin sa pagbaton sa maayong panglawas hilabi na ngadto sa mga kabataan ug mamahimong malnutrition-free ang dakbayan sa Butuan.

Kini nga kalihukan gisuportahan usab sa mga hingtungdang Barangay Councils ug Barangay Nutrition Scholars. (LGU-Butuan/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano news: Gulayan sa Barangay hugtanong gisuportahan sa lokal nga panggamhanan

By Ritchelle Encabo

BUTUAN CITY, Peb. 1 (PIA)
-- Isip pagpalapad sa programa sa organic vegetable farming sa syudad sa Butuan hugtanon karong giduso ang pag-ugmad sa mga pananum pinaagi sa Commercial Vegetable Production. Mukabat Dos Milyones ka pesos, ang pondong gigahin alang sa maong proyekto.

Adunay 200 ka mga vegetable production sites ang magsilbing pilot areas diin ang buhatan sa City Agriculture nga maoy gitahasan sa paghatag sa ayudang teknikal ug pinansyal, lakip na ang padayon nga trainings kalabot niini.

Sa pakipagtambayaong kini sa Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Caraga State University ug Rural Improvement Club.

Usa sa mga tumong niini nga ang atong local nga produksyon sa mga utanon makabenepisyo ang mga mag-uuma sa mga bag-ong pamaagi aron mulambo ang pananum sa ingun mapadayon nila ang pag-ugmad ug makadugang sa ilang kinitaan. (LGU-Butuan/PIA-Caraga)