PIA News Service - Saturday, March 10, 2012


Bunawan National High School offers summer class, opens April 16

By David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, March 10 (PIA)
-- The secondary education division of the Department of Education Caraga Region handed over to Bunawan National High School (BNHS) the summer class permit.

It gave the school the authority to conduct summer classes starting this summer.

In time with the celebration of music, arts, physical education and health festival (MAPEH) in BNHS, secondary education division of DepEd Caraga Regional Office chief Elvira Namuag handed over the permit to BNHS principal Danilo Jore, signalling that they can start the summer
class on April and end up on May this year.

According to Namuag, there are only two schools in Caraga Region that were given the permit to the operate summer classes. The other one is the Barobo National High School in Surigao del Sur.

“This is a great help to our education for all program. The Bunawan National High School will accept students even from other municipalities if they want to avail of the summer classes in order to cope up with their subjects. Aside from that, the program will also mean additional income to local teachers because they will still be ones that will handle the classes,” Namuag said.

According to Jore, the students that will avail of the summer classes will be charge with P10.00 per day since the start of the classes on April 16 and will end on May 28, 2012.

Jore also called on students and parents that if there are subjects that need to be taken during the summer, they just need to visit BNHS and enroll. (DS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

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Siargao joins ‘Pink’ month celebration

By Michael O. Conte

SURIGAO CITY, Mar. 10 (PIA)
-- Siargao women are encouraged to wear pink-colored shirt on March 23 to mark the 2012 Women’s Month Celebration, according to the the Gender and Development (GAD) coordinators during a consultation meeting held recently at Dapa Municipal
Conference Room.

This year's theme is “Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone’s Responsibility.”

Ladies from respective government and non-government agencies are expected to join actives like the "Fun Walk" around the town and "Hataw."

The women’s activities will start at 2:00 pm at the Dapa Municipal Recreation and Convention Center.

Susanita G. Tesiorna, a community builder and human rights advocate, will hold a lecture on the Magna Carta of Women and Women’s Role in Nation’s economy on the same date.

Provincial and Local executives are expected to be part of the once a year celebration. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Crame official guest at the Caraga PNP SAR training culmination rites

By Noel B. Najarro

BUTUAN CITY, March 10 (PIA)
-- Police Director Rey Lanada, chief of the Directorate for Human Resource Doctrine and Development (DHRDD) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) from Camp Crame, Quezon City, was the guest of honor and speaker as Police Regional Office 13
concluded its Disaster Search and Rescue Training in a culmination rites held at Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, this city, yesterday afternoon.

The 151 trainees coming from the different mobile groups region-wide will serve as the regional police core and immediate response team in their respective areas of responsibilities.

“The training evolved from the experience of the regional PNP when the catastrophic effects of Typhoon Sendong hit some parts of the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan ,” Genabe said in his welcome message.

“This is part of our measure on disaster preparedness, to train and equip our personnel and form a core team for immediate disaster response on any contingencies,” Police Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal said in an interview.

A highlight of the activity was the demonstration of the swiftness and speed in immediate search and rescue response by two of the best teams during the training, the teams from the Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office and the Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office.

Five police officers from Agusan del Sur PPO were also made recipients of the “Medalya Ng Pagtulong Sa Nasalanta” for their meritorious and active participation of search, rescue, and relief operations during man-made and natural calamities in the said province. The recipients of the police prestigious award cited in General Orders No. 110, dated March 8, 2012 signed by CSupt. Rafal were PSInsp. Gauvin Guanzon, PInsp. Elvie Salino, SPO1 Leonides Yaoyao, PO3 Felmor Eguana, and PO2 Roberto Opaon.

The Surigao del Sur PPO SAR team who bested the other teams by garnering 92.50 percent during the last-day competitions, which included boat-handling, life-ring throwing, basic knot-tying and the collapsed structure search and rescue scenario, was awarded the “Medalya Ng Kasanayan,” and a monetary reward. (NCLM/NBN/RER-PIA Caraga)