4.27.2012

PIA News Service - Friday, April 27, 2012

Deployment of OFWs to 49 countries OK'd

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 (PIA) -- Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)-Caraga Regional Director Marietta Bellotindos today said the agency has issued Governing Board Resolution No. 2, series of 2011, allowing the deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the 49 initial list out of 76 countries who have complied with the guarantees provided under the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995.

In an interview with PIA, Bellotindos emphasized that the resolution stated that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through its foreign posts, has further certified that the following countries are likewise compliant with the guarantees under the aforesaid law: Armenia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bermuda, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo Republic, Cook Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea, and Bissau.

The DFA has also certified Guyana, Iceland, Ivory Coast/Cote d’Ivoire, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, and Ukraine to have complied with the said law, Bellotindos said.
Republic Act 10022 further states that the Philippine government recognizes the receiving country for the protection of the rights of migrant workers if it has existing labor laws and social laws protecting the rights of workers, including migrant workers.

It is also recognized if the country is a signatory to and/or ratifier of multilateral conventions, declarations or resolutions relating to the protection of workers, including migrant workers.

Further, the law stated that the receiving country is recognized by the Philippine government if it has concluded a bilateral agreement or arrangement on the protection of the rights of OFWs. (RER/PIA-Caraga)

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PCA to find remedy on pests affecting coconut trees in Agusan del Sur

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 (PIA) –- The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is determined to find remedy or solution to the presence of brontispa (Brontispa longgisima) and rhinoceros beetles (Oryctes rhinoceros) that are currently devastating coconut trees in Agusan del Sur.

In a report, Manolito Casapao, technical staff of PCA-Caraga Region, more than 100 hectares of coconut trees in the province of Agusan del Sur were attacked and devastated by said pests that are believed to originate in Southeast Asia and were first discovered in 1930s.

Casapao said the presence of the rotting palm trees in the province served as breeding ground of these insects that are considered destructive to coconut trees. However, the official said PCA has already identified measures to solve the problem.

In an earlier report, the PCA has identified ways to control the pests. The infestation might be controlled through the mechanical means such as pruning, clean culture and proper disposal of infested coco trees or parts or by chemical means through the use of insecticide.

It is believed that the beetle reached the Philippines in early 2004 through the importation of ornamental palms. The young leaves of infested coconut trees appear to have blade-like cuts resulting from the feeding damage of the said beetles.

Accordingly, the province has the biggest area in the region to have been used as plantation of palm trees. The 8,000-hectare plant is maintained by Filipinas Palm Oil Plantation, Inc. (FPPI) based in the municipalities of San Francisco and Rosario in Agusan del Sur. The company has also an oil mill with a capacity of 36 tons of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) per hour.

Caraga region is one of the country’s pioneering large-scale oil palm plantation started by NDC-Guthrie in the early 80’s. The region has 53 percent of the total oil palm area in the country, or an equivalent to 13,478.22 hectares.

Meanwhile, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-Caraga reported that to date, Caraga Region has a total of 28,057,605 standing coconut trees. (RER/PIA-Caraga)

TESDA launches Specialista Technopreneurship Program in Cabadbaran City

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 (PIA) -- As the Philippine government continues its efforts to provide better opportunities to Filipinos to address poverty, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) launched its TESDA Specialista Technopreneurship Program (TSTP) on Thursday in Cabadbaran City.

In his message, TESDA Deputy Director General Atty. Teodoro Pascua emphasized that with TESDA, everyone who wants to land a job has choices.

“Through the skills trainings provided by TESDA, trainees will have opportunities and be able to land a stable job after graduation that will improve the status of their lives,” Pascua said.

Also, TESDA Agusan del Norte Provincial Director Dr. Florencio Sunico Jr. stressed that TESDA ensures that its graduates get the job suited to them and be employed.

“We encourage our trained, certified graduates of the TSTP to be competent and work well in the job they will have whether domestic or abroad,” Sunico said.

A total of 20 graduates of the TSTP received their own Starter Kits from TESDA, which was awarded by TESDA Deputy Director General Pascua, TESDA-Caraga Regional Director Edwin Gatinao and Dir. Sunico with Cabadbaran City Mayor Dale Corvera and Vice Mayor Harris Glenn Puyot.

Corvera commended the efforts of TESDA for enhancing the skills of the students/trainees and providing the necessary tools/kits which trainees could use after they graduate from the training course.

He also encouraged the graduates of TSTP to never stop learning and upgrading their skills.

The mayor also said that he will be sending out 118 youth leaders from Cabadbaran to a spiritual training in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte at his own expense and afterwards, youth leaders who will pass in the said training will be sent to TESDA for a skills training

TSTP is a new program under Director-General Emmanuel Joel Villanueva and is created to provide employment opportunities to TESDAs’ technological and vocational graduates.

The TSTP is also in support to the Aquino administration’s Philippine Development Plan (PDP) specifically on Competitive Industry and Services Sectors, as well as Social Development. (RER/JPG/PIA-Caraga)

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Saudi Arabia needs medical personnel

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 (PIA) -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in need of medical personnel to augment its manpower complement in government hospitals.

According to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)-Caraga Regional Director Marietta Bellotindos, the country’s Ministry of Health is inviting qualified applicants from other countries to apply for the positions of 100 x-ray specialists, 500 physical therapists, 50 artificial limb specialists, 36 medical secretaries, nine infection control technicians, nine CSSD technicians, 12 respiratory technicians, and 500 physicians/doctors/specialists.

For x-ray specialists, qualified applicants must be females, not more than 40 years old, and a graduate of BS in Radiologic Technology, with Board license (optional for Muslim applicants). They must have at least four years hospital work experience or two years work experience but with Masteral Degree.

Qualifications for physical therapists include: Females, not more than 40 years old, BS in Physical Therapy graduates and has board license but optional for Muslim applicants. Applicants must have at least four years hospital work experience or two years work experience but with Masteral Degree.

Applicants for the artificial limb specialists must be college graduates with at least four years hospital work experience. They must be male and not more than 45 years of age.

Medical secretaries must be females and graduates of BS in Computer, BS in Administration, or an equivalent degree, and must have a minimum of two years work experience.

Meanwhile, for the position of physicians/doctors/specialists, applicants must be male or female, not more than 60 years old and BS graduate of medicine, with board license, and must have at least one year hospital work experience. Among the benefits include a free food and accommodation, paid annual vacation with free round trip economy ticket, and free air tickets for the family.

Qualified applicants are advised to register online at www.poea.gov.ph or at www.eregister.poea.gov.ph and personally submit a detailed resume with job description, school credentials, employment certificates, PRC credentials, photocopy of Board Certificate rating, valid NBI, original and photocopy of the first page of the passport and six pieces 2x2 recent photo at the Manpower Registry Division, Window M, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Building (formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

“Submission of applications is open until further notice,” Dir. Bellotindos said. (RER/PIA-Caraga)

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Barangay Consuelo adopts DTI’s REACHED program

By Cerila P. Inson

AGUSAN DEL SUR, April 27 (PIA) -- Barangay Consuelo in Bunawan town is currently implementing the Department of Trade and Industry’s Rural Entrepreneurial Activities for Consumers’ Health and Economic Development Program (REACHED).

REACHED is a new program introduced by the DTI that aims to empower consumers, encourage food safety to households, input effective way on family budgeting and introduce other alternative to increase productivity.

The program has two components namely to empower barangay officials on consumer related laws, and to provide other alternative that will increase the household’s income.

Recently, barangay officials and purok leaders in Barangay Consuelo, Bunawan town attended the consumer empowerment seminar conducted right at the heart of the barangay.

Participants were trained on how to detect the most common unscrupulous marketing practices proliferating in the communities while exposing them on other economic activities like backyard gardening.

“On the second quarter of this year, we will distribute vegetable seeds and other planting materials to those whom we identify and are really interested beneficiaries to plant, nourish and dedicate some of their precious time in backyard gardening. This is our gesture that we fully support the REACHED program,” Barangay Captain Gregorio Maloloy-on said.

According to DTI provincial director Lolita Dorado and Barangay Capt. Maloloy-on, they believe that through this project, malnutrition cases in Barangay Consuelo and other barangays that will adopt the REACHED program will be addressed soonest. (DTI/DMS/Agusan del Sur)

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Crime rate in Caraga region down by 16.96 percent

By PSupt Martin M Gamba

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 (PIA) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga, on its relentless operations and preventive measures, has been effective as the crime volume of this region has declined in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2011.

The crime statistics showed 896 index crimes and 342 non-index crimes, which constituted the total of 1,238 cases in the first quarter of 2011. However, it dropped to a total of 1,028 cases in the first quarter of 2012 with 687 index crimes and 341 non-index crimes; a decline of 16.96 percent.

Accordingly, the PNP Crime Clearance Efficiency has increased from 31.99 percent to 45.04 percent.

Index crimes are very serious crimes like murder, homicide, physical injury, robbery, theft, and rape whereas the non-index ones are mere violations of special penal laws.

To minimize the occurrence of index crimes is an accomplishment of the PNP since these are directly affecting the peace and order situation.

Moreover, the comparative crime trend between 2010 and 2011 indicates the significant drop in the commission of crimes from 6,375 to 5,149 cases respectively; a significant decrease of 19.23 percent.

“The intensification of anti-criminality campaigns and effective policing strategies has been instrumental” said PCSupt Reynaldo S Rafal, PNP-Caraga Regional Director.

Police Regional Office 13, with utmost dedication, is serious in thwarting the occurrence of criminality to make Caraga more progressive; one essential way is to maintain its peace and order.

“We will be exerting our efforts more to deter and penalize the criminals” he concluded. (NCLM/PIA-Caraga/PNP-13)

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Farmer Field School (FFS) yields more graduates in Surigao del Sur

By Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, April 27 (PIA) -– The Farmer Field School (FFS) in Surigao del Sur has produced more number of farmer-graduates.

Marcos Quico, provincial agriculturist, said two separate batches of farmers will add to the list since they are slated to graduate at the end of this month in Barangays Unidos and Kinabigtasan in Tago, Surigao del Sur.

Quico stressed, since the implementation of the FFS in the province several years back, over a thousand farmers have already graduated and learned on organic farming which, he said, is a “marching order” from the Department of Agriculture (DA).

It was learned that during the 16-day training, farmers here are discouraged to use pesticides in order to protect the ecosystem.

Meanwhile, Quico said the inclusion of the province of Surigao del Sur in the “2011 Ten Rice Achiever Provinces” in the country was partly attributed to the FFS which paved the way to increase rice production. (NGBT/Radyo Ng Bayan Tandag)

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Surigao Norte gov inks MOU to improve maternal, child health

By Arturo M. Cruje

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, April 27 (PIA) -- To improve maternal and child health in the province, Gov. Sol Matugas signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve maternal and child health in the province.

The MOU is in collaboration with the Zuellig Family Foundation and the Coalition composed of Department of Health (DOH), League of Provinces of the Philippines, Ayala Foundation, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Unang Yakap Foundation and United Nations Fund for Population Activities.

The MOU stipulated that Zuellig Family Foundation will provide technical and financial assistance to train health leaders at the barangay, municipal and provincial levels through modular courses for the application of innovative health programs and emerging best practices in public health.

In a breakfast conference held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Matugas announced her administration’s support to reduce maternal and infant mortality. The Coalition For Health presented their available support and initiatives to complement the local chief executives invited to create a collective impact.

Meanwhile, DOH Secretary Enrique Ona voiced the importance of the leadership and authority of the Provincial Governments in developing and supporting local health systems of its municipalities.

He stressed the critical role of the Local Chief Executive in addressing maternal and child health and in achieving the targets of the Millennium Development Goals.

The breakfast conference was a prelude to the “162 to 52 Summit” which was called by the Coalition for Health on the same day. The summit was attended by selected provinces, DOH officials, civil society organizations and foreign funding institutions. (FEA/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Power distributor optimistic Mindanao power crisis will be addressed

By Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, April 27 (PIA) --The local power distribution utility in Surigao del Sur is optimistic that the power crisis in Mindanao can be addressed fairly.

Iglorio Hinayon, General Manager of Surigao del Sur Electric Cooperative II, said the proposal of putting up a Mindanao Power Commission (MPC) under Mindanao Development Authority has already reached Malacañang, adding that the legality of the move is now under study.

He cited that stakeholders, primarily the Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives, is behind the idea.

Hinayon explained that under the proposed arrangement, MPC is going to take over the operations of Agus and Pulangi hydroelectric power plants instead of “privatizing” them.

He admitted further that they do not fully subscribe to the position of government during the power summit held in Davao City recently. (NGBT/DXJS-Radyo Ng Bayan Tandag)

Tagalog news: DOLE nagbigay ng pangkabuhayan sa mga magsasaka ng niyog sa Surigao del Norte

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Abril 27 (PIA) –- Kasalukuyang ibinibigay ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) sa Surigao del Norte Field Office ang coco coir livelihood assistance sa mga miyembro ng Claver Coconut Farmers Multi-purpose Cooperative (CLACOFARMCO) sa multi-purpose hall ng Taganito Mining Corporation sa Claver, Surigao del Norte.

Sa pakikipanayam sa PIA, sinabi ni Gloria Varquez ng DOLE-Surigao del Norte field office head na ito ang pangalawang pagbibigay sa kooperatiba matapos na sila ay nakakuha ng P230,000 noong 2009.

Sinabi rin ni Vasquez na ang pagbibigay ay kasunod ng ginawang liquidation ng nasabing kooperatiba sa naunang halagang natanggap nito. Ani Vasquez, dahil dito, matatanggap na nila ang balanse na grant na nagkakahalagang P170,000.

"Sa kabuuan, ang CLACOFARMCO ay nakakatanggap ng P400,000 na livelihood assistance," dagdag ni Vasquez.

Sinabi rin ng opisyal na ang kaganapan ay kabilang sa selebrasyon ng Labor Day sa rehiyon ngayong Mayo 1, 2012, na may temang: “Pagtutulungan, Pagbabago, Disenteng Trabaho.”

Ang Coco coir ay isang organic tiny particle na makukuha kapag pinaghihiwalay ang fiber sa coconut husk. Kilala din ito sa pangalang Coco peat na ginagamit sa Horticulture at Floriculture environments.

Ang coco peat ay nagbibigay ng organic alternative sa rock wool at perlite media kahit walang environmental disposal issues. Ang Hydroponic crop production gamit ang Coco peat ay nakakagawa ng opurtunidad na sunod-sunod at mapalaki ang pagbibigay daan at pagbibigay nga maganda at dikalidad. (RER/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: Mayor Amante gikalipay ang P2M medical assistance sa PCSO

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Abril 27 (PIA) -- Si City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. nagpaabot sa iyang pasalamat sa buhatan sa Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) sa P2-milyones nga medical assistance nga nadawat sa city government gikan kang PCSO Regional Operations Manager Carlito Kho, sa seremonyang gipahigayon sa city hall dili pa lang dugay.

Sigon ni Mayor Amante swerte ang mga Butuanon tungod sa donasyon nga kantidad nga gihatag sa nasangpit nga ahensiya aron sa pagpahiluna sa mga tao nga adunay panginahanglan sa natad sa panglawas of health care.

Dugang ni Amante, ang medical assistance ihatag sa mga kabus nga mga pasynte nga makaangkon og oportunidad nga makapahimulos sa health ug medical nga panginahanglan labi na sa mga bayrunon niini sa balay tambalanan.

“Daku na kaayo ni og tabang alang sa atong mga kabus nga kaigsuonan sa dakbayan,” ingon ni Amante.

Ang opisyal nidugang nga base sa memorandum of agreement nga gipermahan tali kaniya ug ni Kho, kini gimanduan ang city government sa pag-implementa sa social conference uban sa mga balay tambalanan diin ang nga benepisyaryo makapahimulos sa maong ayuda.

“Kini aron masiguro nga ang mga balay tambalanan nato dinhi sa dakbayan nihatag og ensaktong serbisyo sa publiko ug maayo,” dugang ni Mayor Amante.

Sa mga nilabay nga katuigan, ang PCSO sa Caraga Region aktibo sa pagtubag sa mga panginahanglan sa mga tao pinaagi sa paghatag og ayudang medikal lakip na sa mga balayrunon sa ospital sa mga kabus nga mga pasyente sa rehiyon.

Ang Endowment Fund Program (EFP) sa PCSO naghatag og pondo nga ayuda sa gobyerno ug pribado nga ospital, ayuda sa mga kabus nga mga pasyente nga nanginahanglan og medical care, medicines, drugs, medical ug surgical supplies, ingon man ang diagnostic nga pamaagi alang sa pagtambal sa nagkadaiyang sakit.

Ang programa naninguha nga mahatagan ang ospital ug health facilities mga maghimu sa health o medical nga serbisyo nga accessible sa PCSO-authorized nga mga indigent nga pasyente. Kini maghimu sa mga charity patients nga makaangkon og medicines, drugs, medical supplies, implants, blood, diagnostic ug laboratory procedures. (RER/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano news: Mga kaso sa Malaria sa Agusan del Norte niubos sa 0.04% sigun sa Prov’l Health Office

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Abril 27 (PIA) –- Kalabot sa tinuig nga pag-obserba sa World Malaria Day, ang Provincial Health Office (PHO) sa Agusan del Norte nagkanayon nga niubos ang ihap sa malaria cases sa probinsya gikan sa tuig 2003 hangtud sa tuig 2011 kung diin niabot kini sa 0.04 porsiyento.

Base sa report sa malaria infection nga gipagawas sa PHO kaniadtong tuig 2003, adunay 443 ka kaso o 3.15 porsiyento samtang sa tuig 2011, aduna lang 13 ka kaso sa malaria kon 0.04 porsiyento nga pag-ubos niini.

Sigon ni Agusan del Norte Provincial Malaria Coordinator Jimmy Egay, ang ilang buhatan uban sa Department of Health (DOH) Caraga, Butuan City government, Provincial Government of Agusan del Norte, Global Fund for Malaria Component (usa ka non-government organization), ug uban nga kaubanan sa ahensya ang nagpadayon sa adbokasiya aron sa usa ka Malaria-free municipality pinaagi sa kanunay nga inpormasyon ug kampanya sa paglikay sa sakit sa matag barangay.

Ang nahisgutang adbokasiya usab nagasuporta sa Philippine Millennium Development Goal No. 6 sa pagpuksa sa HIV/AIDS, Malaria ug uban pa nga matang sa mga sakit.

Dugang opisyal ng sa Agusan del Norte, adunay 10 sa 11 ka mga munisipalidad nga gikonsidera nga apektado gawas sa Magallanes.

“Ang munisipalidad sa Buenavista usa sa adunay pinaka-taas nga kaso apan sa sulod sa duha ka tuig nga nilabay, natala nga wala na'y kaso sa malaria sa lugar gikan Enero hangtud sa Marso 2012. Samtang adunay duha ka klase sa malaria sa munisipalidad sa Santiago labi na sa barangay La Paz ug Poblasyon,” ingon ni Egay.

Sigon usab ni Dr. Casmerlita Yu, regional Malaria coordinator sa Center for Health Development (CHD) Caraga, ang Malaria usa ka infectious nga sakit, hinungdan sa mga parasite ug plasmodium nga makaapekto sa red blood cells. Ang Malaria mailhan sa sintomas nga manug-naw, hilanat, sakit-sakit sa lawas ug paninguton.

“Ang malaria mutapot sa tawo kung apektado sa upat ka protozoan parasites gikan sa genus plasmodium. Ang upat ka lahi mao ang mosunod: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malaria... Ang Plasmodium falciparum ang usa sa pinaka daghan ug kaso ug ang pinaka delikado usab sa upat,” ingon ni Yu.

Ila usab gi-awhag ang mga tao sa rural nga mga barangay nga magsiguro sa paggamit og insecticide bed nets sa ilang mga balay nga giandam sa DOH aron mahilikay sila sa mga pinaakan sa lamok kung asa nagagikan ang Malaria nga sakit.

Ang mga opisyal sa DOH ni dugang nga sa tuig 2011 adunay mga buhatan nga naggahin-gahin ug kinatibuk-ang 24,969 bed nets sa mga munisipalidad sa Buenavista, Cabadbaran, Carmen, Jabonga, Kitcharao, Las Nieves, Nasipit, RT Romualdez, Santiago, ug Tubay.

Sa kasamtangang tuig, ang DOH adunay partial nga gigahin-gahin nga kinatibuk-ang 721 bed nets sa munisipalidad sa Jabonga, Santiago, ug Butuan City.

Niini, ang DOH, PHO ug uban nga kapunongan nga ahensya naglaum sa suporta sa publiko ug kooperatiba alang sa kampanya sa hisgutanang panglawas. (RER/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: TESDA, PRO 13 nagtudlo sa 30 ka policewomen sa kahanas sa pag-maneho

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Abril 27 (PIA) –- Alang kang Senior Police Officer 1 Jean A. Virtudazo, 32 sa Surigao del Norte Provincial Police Office, ang “red alert” nga mensahe mura lang og regular nga bulohaton.

Apan ang iyang bana, si Junie, nga nagtrabaho sa adlawan nga oras sa Department of Science and Technology – Surigao del Norte, makabati guihapon ug katulogon sa oras nga siya paga-maneho-an sa lugar kung diin nahitabo ang krimen aron mu-responde niini.

Kini nga situwasyon naghatag kanila og rason aron siya mulihok nga makahibalo og basic driving, human nga ang Community Relations Division (CRD) sa Police Regional Office-13 nagmando sa iya aron magpadayon sa Camp Rodriguez ug mosulod sa upat ka adlaw nga Basic Driving Skills Training (BDST) nga gitagama alang sa mga policewomen.

Sa nasangpit nga training, siya nangandoy nga unta siya mamahimong epektibo sa pagresponde sa iyang trabaho human siya makakuha og driving skills.

Ang maong programang pagbansay giapilan usab sa 29 ka mga policewomen nga gipahigayon sa Abril 24 ngadto 27.

“Ang naambit nga kahanas sa driving skills kinahanglan nga magamit sa rescue nga katuyuan, ug bisan sa personal nga panginahanglanon, labi na sa kadtong adunay sakyanan ug gusto mupalit og sakyanan.,” si Police Senior Inspector and Training particent Charity S. Galvez nagkanayon.

Samtang si James Calinga, usa ka propesor sa Caraga State University (CSU) ug kwalipikado nga trainer cum assessor sa driving, nagpaambit sa mga partisipante mahitungod sa theoretical fundamentals sa coordinating ug manipulation sa brake, clutch ug acceletrator, lakip pud sa pag bag-o sa lever ug steering sa wheel.

Sa pikas bahin, siya usab nagtudlo sa basic traffic rules ug regulations nga gimando ubos sa R.A. 4136 o Land Transportation ug Traffic Code.

Si Sr. Police Officers 3 Christian F. Bayeta, PRO 13 focal person sa training program, iya gipagawas nga ang katuyoan sa una nga grupo aron makuha ang flying colors ug siya naglaum nga ang mosunod nga upat ka grupo mamahimong makusganon ug madasigon sa natad pag-maneho.

Gusto usab ni TESDA Agusan del Norte Provincial Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr. nga daghang policewomen nga mamahimong maayo nga drivers aron sila dali ra makarespondi kung adunay mutawag nga nanginahanglan og serbisyo.

Gusto usab sa maong opisyal nga ang PNP makabaton og kahanas sa driving nga gikinahanglan sa tanang opisyal, uniformed ug non-uniformed personnel. (RER/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: Surigao Norte mopahigayon sa job fair ug mobile passporting didto Siargao Island

SURIGAO CITY, April 27 (PIA) -– Ang pangagamhanang probinsya sa Surigao del Norte mopahigayon sa hiniusang mobile passporting ug job fair didto sa Siargao Island sunod bulan.

Si Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Provincial Chief Emilio Pantejo miingon ang mga nangita sa trabaho ug kadtong gusto mo renew sa ilang mga pasaporte o kadtong mga nag-aplay alang sa bag-ong mga pasaporte makapahimulos sa maong oportunidad samtang naglingaw-lingaw usab sa mga summer activities didto sa Siargao Island.

Matud ni Pantejo, ang duha ka mga aktibedades ipahigayon karong Mayo 7 ngadto 8 didto sa Dapa, Municipal Gymnasium uban sa pakigtambayayong sa Department of Labor and Employment, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration,Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, National Statistics Office (NSO), PESO ug ang Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Si Pantejo miingon pipila ka mga recruitment agencies nga akreditado sa POEA ang mopahigayon sa mga interbyu ug hiring.

“Interested applicants should bring with them pertinent documents such as passports, training certificates, bio-data and others,” siya miingon.

Alang sa mobile passporting, si Pantejo miingon ang mga aplikante gipahinumdoman sa pagdala sa mga gikinahanglang mga dokumento sama sa NSO certified birth certificates alang sa bag-ong mga aplikante, tulo ka colored nga photos nga gitukma sa DFA, marriage contract, valid IDs ug uban pang mga dokumento, ug P1,200 nga processing fee.

Si Pantejo dugang mibutyag nga ang maong mga aktibedades ipahigayon isip suporta sa nationwide nga selebrasyon sa National Service Day karong Mayo 9 ug ang Health, Education and Environment, Agri-Aquaculture, Livelihood and Spiritual Renewal (HEALS) agenda ni Gov. Sol Matugas ug ang opisina ni Congressman Francisco Matugas. (PESO-SDN/FEA/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Cebuano news: Recto Bank gas deposit usa ka maayong balita alang sa nasud, ingon sa Palasyo

Ni Susil D. Ragas

MANILA, Abril 27 (PIA) -– Gikalipay sa Malacañang ang mga taho nga adunay dakong deposito sa natural gas ang Recto Bank nga pwedeng makasuporta sa nasod sa gikinahanglang mga enerhiya.

Si Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda miingon sa regular press conference didto sa Malacañang kagahapon Huwebes nga samtang nalipay ang Palasyo sa maong mga taho, maghulat pa kini sa taho gikan sa service contractors nga mihimog pakisusi sa maong erya.

“We will wait for their disclosures. Secretary Almendras is now waiting for their report. But certainly it will be another source of energy for us and natural gas is cheaper than gas and so it’s going to be good for us,” siya miingon.

“We’re confident that if that has been proven it will definitely help us in our energy needs,” si Lacierda mipasabot.

Sa dihang gipanguta kung ang Pilipinas adunay bay kabalaka mahitungod sa maong pagkakaplag tungod kay giangkon man usab sa China ang Recto Bank, si Lacierda miingon “ We have always maintained that Recto Bank is within 70 nautical miles of our – the lowest point, so we believe that it is ours.”

Apan si Lacierda miingon dili siya gusto nga mohatag pa sa dugang mga komento tungod sa kasensitbo sa maong isyu ug bahala nalang ang Department of Foreign Affairs nga modala niini.

Matud sa UK—based energy exploration company, ang mga resulta gikan sa 3D seismic surveys nga gihimo niadtong 2006 “indicated a mean volume of 3.4 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas in place from sands tested in the three wells drilled to-date…” didto sa Recto Bank.

Ang 2006 3D seismic survey mipakita nga ang gas in place mokabat sa 21 porsyento sobra kaysa reserves didto sa Malampaya gas field.

Ang Recto Bank, giila usab isip Reed Bank, usa ka parte sa territorial dispute tali sa Pilipinas ug China lakip ang Spratly Islands didto sa West Philippine Sea.

Ang gobyernong Pilipinas miingon ang pagpanag-iya sa Recto Bank usa ka dili malalis tungod kay kini aduna lamang gilay-on nga 70 nautical miles gikan sa west Palawan, ug mas duol sa mainland sa nasod kumpara sa Scarborough Shoal, laing flashpoint off Zambales. (Translated by SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)