OWWA-Caraga inks MOA with LGUs, academe
By Danilo S. Makiling
BUTUAN CITY, May 10 (PIA) -– With the 30th anniversary celebration of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the regional welfare office here in Caraga region has inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with local government units (LGUs) and academe as partners in giving quality education to students of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
According to OWWA-Caraga Regional Director Marietta Lumawag, the activity aimed to create partnership with LGUs and the academe in delivering the programs and services by means of putting up help desk in the municipalities for the easy access of OFW children's concerns.
For the part of the academe, it is stipulated in the MOA that they should be responsible in providing quality education, as well as providing spiritual and moral guidance to children of the OFWs.
The event was graced by OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon including government executives from different municipalities spearheaded by Surigao del Sur Gov. Johnny T. Pimentel. Leaders of the academe from different schools in Caraga region also witnessed the event.
In his message, Gov. Pimentel expressed his appreciation and gratitude to OWWA for crafting essential documents that will be helpful to OFWs for their safety while working abroad, enhance their welfare benefits and protection services to their families, and establish safety passages in their coming home after expiration of their contracts.
"OWWA's recognitions to the local participation in pursuing and bringing its program and services closer to its OFWs members, and the recognition of LGU's support on its responsibility to provide immediate and appropriate assistance would mean that there is a proper coordination between the agency and the LGUs,” Pimentel said.
With these developments, Lumawag is hoping that the partnership with LGUs and the academe will continue to prosper in an effort to provide the dependents of OFWs quality education for their future. (RER/PIA-Caraga)
BFAR-Caraga soon to launch fish hatchery in Agusan del Sur town
By Robert E. Roperos
BUTUAN CITY, May 10 (PIA) –- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will soon launch a municipal fish hatchery in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
BFAR-Caraga information officer Shane Abeguel Eviota said the project primarily aims to assist local residents who are interested to get into fishery as a livelihood opportunity but don’t have the capacity to obtain fingerlings of different species.
The official said the project will benefit the local residents since they can get fingerlings from the said hatchery for free.
Through the project, Eviota said it’s easy for them (local residents) to look for fingerling types of their choice, aside from the fact that they don’t need to go to commercial suppliers and buy fingerlings.
“Tungod sa maong proyekto, ang mga lokal nga residente sa maong lungsod dili na maglisod sa pagpangita og kakuhaan sa semilya sa isda tungod kay makakuha na sila niini nga libre… butang nga dili na sila kinahanglan mupalit pa sa mga nagkadaiyang suppliers,” Eviota said.
(Because of the project, local residents in the area will not find hard looking for fingerlings because they can get it for free… so they don’t need to go to any commercial suppliers and buy for it).
With these developments, the official is urging the local residents of the town to avail services offered by the fish hatchery through BFAR-Caraga for their livelihood.
This effort of the region’s fisheries bureau strongly supports the economic development program of the Aquino administration towards poverty alleviation which is embodied in the Philippine Development Plan for 2011-2016. (RER/PIA-Caraga)
Caraga risk reduction council emphasizes role of responsible officer, agency during disaster
By Jennifer P. Gaitano
LIPATA, Surigao City, May 10 (PIA) -- With the recently released Memorandum Circular No. 04 series 2012 by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) implementing guidelines in the use of Incident Command System (ICS) as an on-scene disaster response and management mechanism under the Philippine DRRM System, the Caraga RDRRMC emphasized delegation of authority and management by objectives to the responsible officer/agency during any incident or disaster in the region.
During the five-day Basic/Intermediate Course on the Incident Command System at the Almont Beach Resort here, Region XI Regional Director Liza Mazo said it is very important that the participants of said training be oriented on the delegation of authority, scope of authority, and desc types of policies and guidelines of agencies that influence management of incident or event activities.
“In ICS, the Incident Commander’s scope of authority is derived from existing laws and agency policies and procedures, and/or through a delegation of authority from the responsible official,” said Mazo.
A delegation of authority may not be required if the incident commander is acting with his or her existing authorities, meanwhile, it is needed when the incident is outside the Incident Commander’s home jurisdiction; when the incident scope is complex or beyond existing authorities; and if it is required by law or procedures.
Mazo further bared that the elements in delegating authority should include: legal authorities and restrictions; financial authorities and restrictions; reporting requirements; demographic issues; political implications; agency on jurisdictional priorities; plan for public information management; process for communications; and plan for ongoing incident evaluations.
“Within his or her scope of authority, the Incident Commander establishes incident objectives, then determines strategies, resources, and ICS structure,” Mazo said.
The ICS is a standard, on-scene, all-hazard incident management concept that can be used by all DRRMCs/emergency management and response agencies.
ICS is managed by objectives and these objectives are communicated throughout the incident planning process. (RER/JPG/PIA-Caraga)
OWWA-Caraga intensifies education program of OFW dependents
By Robert E. Roperos
BUTUAN CITY, May 10 (PIA) –- The Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Caraga is strengthening the education program of the children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the region.
In a press conference on Tuesday held in time with the 30th anniversary of OWWA, Dr. Marietta Lumawag, OWWA-Caraga Regional Director emphasized the need to strengthen the education of the children of OFWs.
The official said because of this, a memorandum of agreement was signed between OWWA-Caraga and eight local government units (LGUs) of the region, as well as some 12 academic institutions to ensure that whatever assistance needed by the students will be properly addressed.
Lumawag stressed the establishment of OWWA help desk in the said LGUs academic institutions highlighted in the agreement.
“It is really our desire to help the children of the OFWs who are studying in the academic institutions in the region as they were left behind by their parents who are working abroad,” Lumawag said.
Meanwhile, OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon graced and personally witnessed the agreement signing of the three parties.
In her speech, Dimzon said the initiative of OWWA-Caraga is the first to be implemented in all the regional welfare offices in the country.
“I am so overwhelmed of what OWWA-Caraga has accomplished… This is also the reason why I personally visited and celebrate the 30th anniversary of OWWA… I also want to witness how the program was implemented in the region… hopefully this will be replicated in other regions,” she said.
The OWWA chief also expressed gratitude for the support of the LGUs and the academic institutions for the success of the program. She said there is a need for the government to partner with public and private stakeholders for the development of the students who are children of OFWs.
“We in the government cannot do the development alone… we need the support of stakeholders especially in the LGUs and academe to put our plans and programs in place,” Administrator Dimzon said.
Accordingly, school administrators and guidance counselors have already expressed appreciation and welcomed this step as a timely response to address the special needs of the OFW’s children.
Present during the MOA-signing are Governor Johnny Pimentel of the Province of Surigao del Sur; Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr.; Nasipit, Agusan del Norte Mayor Rosco Democrito Plaza; and Agusan del Sur municipal mayors Jenny de Asis of San Francisco; Prosperidad Mayor Albin Magdamit; Esperanza Mayor Leonida Manpatilan; Lapaz Mayor Ambrosio Lim; and Loreto Mayor Romeo Magadan.
Also present in the event are school administrators of Father Saturnino Urios University, Caraga State University, Saint Joseph Institute of Technology, Agusan National High School, Southern Technical Institute of the Philippines, De La Salle-John Bosco College, Andres Soriano College, Saint Michael College of Caraga, Saint James National High School, Carmen Academy, Saint Paul University-Surigao City Campus, and Philippine Normal University-Agusan del Sur Campus. (RER/PIA-Caraga)
PRO-13 augments personnel in BCPO
By PSupt Martin M Gamba
BUTUAN CITY, May 10 (PIA) -- Police Regional Office (PRO)-13 has assigned 31 police officers to Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) to comply with the basic policy on maintaining of at least 21 personnel in every police station, pursuant to Special Orders Number 282.
PRO-13 Regional Director PCSupt Reynaldo S Rafal said the personnel will be distributed to different police stations in Butuan City to provide police service to the residents in the city.
Rafal also emphasized that the newly-downloaded personnel will help their colleagues in BCPO in maintaining the peace and order situation in their area of responsibility.
The official said the Philippine National Police (PNP) re`ognizes the need to deploy additional personnel to the streets to maintain peace and order and to cater public safety concerns.
The following personnel were PO3 Marshan S Poralan, PO2 Christopher R Laureano, PO2 Ramiel Tapales, PO2 Rocel C Ambros, PO2 Bernabe C Logronio Jr., PO1 Alvin C Balladares, PO1 Zena P Lamigo, PO1 Veclouis R Jugarap, PO1 Reynaldo A Timosan Jr, PO1 Rhayan E Mandigma, PO1 Ramil B Diaz, PO1 Christian Joy N Lerin, PO1 Jojo B Juarbal, PO1 Gregorio S Mondejar, PO1 Rod D Arquion, PO1 Israel C Cassion, Po1 Joey Glenn O Collo, PO1 Robert B Santos, PO1 Edward Pete S Arreglo, PO1 Julius B Tioaquen, PO1 Cabeledo R Sanchez, PO1 Zurleto D Plaza, PO1 Brian N Rosario, Po1 Rommel P Gongora, PO1 Frederek P Beba, PO1 Arn R Judilla, PO1 Christian Jewel Happy C Rosales, PO1 Ronaldo M Acog, Junifem P Aguanza, PO1 Johnny K Sullado and PO1 James C Gorra.
With this, the official is looking forward to resolve issues pertaining to peace and security in the city. It can be recalled that series of crimes happened which alarmed residents here, resulting to the deployment of PRO-13 personnel to augment the manpower complement of the city police. (RER/NCLM/PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)
Regional director commends tree planting program of Police Regional Office 13
By PSupt Martin M Gamba
BUTUAN CITY, May 10 (PIA) -- Regional Director PCSupt Reynaldo S Rafal commended the personnel of Police Regional Office 13 for being true to its commitment to preserve and protect the environment and heed the call for Pulis Makakalikasan: 10 Milyong Puno Pamana sa Kinabukasan, which was personally initiated by Police Director General Nicanor Bartolome in support to the National Greening Program of President Benigno S. Aquino III.
A humble contribution to mitigate the effects of climate change, the achievement of Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 is an important milestone in tree planting program of the organization after having been planted for three months and six days a total of 101,691 or 33.16 percent.
The trees planted are one third of the regional quota for the whole year.
Since its promotion, the personnel of this PRO constantly conducted tree planting activities in various government and private owned lands.
Meanwhile Police Regional Office (PRO)-13 Dir. Reynaldo Rafal said he is proud for a job well done by his personnel and urged them to continue doing their best and to reach the maximum percentage of the tree planting activity not only in compliance of the PNP national orders but to give hope for a better future to the community of Caraga region. (RER/NCLM/PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)
DAR to turn-over P1.3M potable water system project in Surigao del Sur
By Greg Tataro, Jr
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Provincial Office in Surigao del Sur will turn-over here today a potable water system project worth more than P1.3 million.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO) Benjamin Mataksil said the project, which will benefit more than 700 households, is located in Barangay Adlay, Carrascal town, 72 kilometers north of Tandag City.
He explained that under DAR’s supervision, the project will be implemented by the local government unit (LGU) of Carrascal.
It was learned that since the ‘90s, Carrascal has always been a recipient of multi-million peso worth of DAR-funded programs and projects. These include d`e P30 million Barangay Panikian Irrigation project and the P3 million per barangay farm-to-market roads (FMRs), apart from lots of livelihood projects. (NGBT/DXJS Radyo Ng Bayan-Tandag)
DENR urges fishermen to help protect environment
By Robert E. Roperos
BUTUAN CITY, May 10 (PIA) -- The regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here has urged the fishermen to help protect the environment so that marine life will continue to thrive in the area.
This developed after concerned government agencies confirmed that illegal fishing is still happening in the coastal provinces of the region.
According to Eric Herzon Gallego, DENR-Caraga information officer, mangroves are very important for fishes as this served as their home. He added if mangrove trees are abundant in a certain coastal area, “this means that all types of fishes are also abundant.”
The official further said in Caraga Region, the two provinces of Surigao are known to have abundant mangrove forests. In Agusan del Norte, the coastal areas of Cabadbaran City, Tubay, and municipalities along the Lake Mainit are known to have mangrove trees grown.
However, Gallego said in Barangays Masao and Lumbocan here, have less mangrove trees as these are cut down and used as firewood by people in the area.
Because of this, the official enjoins fishermen and the general public to take care of the mangrove trees as a way of protecting the environment and natural resources.
According to Philippine Clearing House Mechanism for Biodiversity, earlier literatures have reported that mangrove areas are found in Palawan, Aurora, Isabela and Quezon in Luzon, Aklan, Samar provinces in the Visayas, and Zamboanga, Surigao and Sulu provinces in Mindanao, with the largest remaining mangroves areas located in Mindanao (112,745 has), Samar (65,119 has), Palawan (37,432) and Luzon (16,769 has).
The largest mangrove areas are found in Regions IV-B, Region VIII, CARAGA and Region VII. Palawan (52, 693 hectares) in Region IV-B appears to have the largest mangrove area, followed by Northern Samar (9, 961.69) in Region VIII, Surigao del Sur (16,865.14) in Region XIII, and Bohol (14,156.37) in Region VII (DENR-PAWB-CMMO, 2008). (RER/PIA-Caraga)
City gov’t to conduct probe on fire in Butuan
By Robert E. Roperos
BUTUAN CITY, May 10 (PIA) –- Butuan City Vice Mayor Atty. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun said the city government will conduct an investigation after a fire razed down at least five establishments here early morning on Wednesday.
The official said he has already instructed concerned officials and personnel from the city government to conduct an investigation on the incident, which killed at least 17 sales ladies of Novo Jeans and Shirts store.
Fortun also said the city government will extend financial assistance to families of the victims, especially to the three survivors who sustained minor burns ad injuries in the arms presently confined in a hospital here.
Also, City Councilor Ryan Anthony Culima said the management of Novo Jeans Store must also be investigated. He questioned the company’s policy of allowing their workers to sleep over.
The official said should the store management be found to have violated labor laws, they must face the legal consequences.
In an earlier interview, Mylene Tulo, one of the three survivors said there were at least 21 of them staying on the third floor of the building when the fire broke out. She also said that along with her two co-workers, they managed to jump from the second floor of the building.
Tulo further said they wanted to rouse others from sleep but the fire spread out so quickly and thick smoke had covered the whole second floor. She also said the area was also dark.
Meanwhile, personnel of the City Engineering Office have started to remove the debris hours after the fire was declared under control by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
Also, elements of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) had retrieved the 17 bodies of the personnel of Novo Jeans’ store, who were burned beyond recognition.
In a related development, the city government has put up an assistance center with personnel of the BFP, and the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) giving advise and conducting debriefing to families of thu&victims.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the SOCO was already processing the bodies. (RER/PIA-Caraga)
Tagalog news: Mahigit 400 mag-aaral sa Agusan del Sur nabenipisyo ng SPES ngayong taon
Ni David M. Suyao
AGUSAN DEL SUR, Mayo 10 (PIA) -- Ang pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Agusan del Sur ay naglaan ng mahigit-kumulang kalahating milyong piso ngayong bakasyon upang mabigyan ang mga estudyante ng pagkakataong kumita.
Samantala, ang Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) naman ay nagbahagi ng P320,000 para makumpleto ang arawang sahod ng mga estudyanteng naging benipisyaryo ng special program for employment of students (SPES).
Ayon kay Provincial Employment Service Officer Divina Lagumbay, ang benipisyaryo ng SPES ay hinati sa dalawang grupo, kung saan ang unang grupo ay nagbigay ng serbisyo noong Abril 24 at nagtapos noong Abril 29, 2012, at ang ikalawang grupo naman ay nagsimula na noong Mayo 7, at magtatapos naman ngayong Hunyo 1, para pumasok uli sa unang semester ng pasukan sa taong 2012-2013.
“Hindi tulad ng mga nagdaang taon kung saan halos lahat ng natanggap sa SPES ay naitalaga sa iba’t-ibang tanggapan, gaya ng agriculture office, provincial planning at development office, budget office, at iba pang tanggapan ng pamahalaang panlalawigan, sila (ang mga natanggap sa SPES) ay kasalukuyang naatasan bilang maging preliminary enumerators para sa pangangalap ng mga datos, upang ang mga masasali sa survey ay maging pamilyar sa mga katanungan at porma kung sila ay nasa aktwal nang pagsusurvey,” sabi ni Lagumbay.
Ang survey na isasagawa ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ay para maihanda at maitama ang mga datos ng Community Based Management System (CBMS) ng lalawigan na siyang ginagawang basehan ng paggawa ng plano at budgeting para sa darating na mga taon.
“Pero hindi lamang ang panlalawigang pamahalaan ang nagbibigay ng prebilihiyong SPES sa mga estudyante kundi pati narin ang 13 mga bayan sa Agusan del Sur at ang nag-iisang lungsod ng Bayugan, ngunit tig kakaunti lamang, depende sa kaya ng kanilang pinansyal na kalagayan,” sabi ni Lagumbay.
Ang SPES ay nagsimula ilang taon na ang nakalipas, kung saan ang mga nasa sekondarya at kolehiyo ay binigyan ng oportunidad ng gobyerno upang kumita habang nag babakasyon. (RER/DMS/PIA-Caraga)
Cebuano news: DepEd ICT monitoring team gi-evaluate ang e-classrooms
Ni Danilo S. Makiling
BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 10 (PIA) – Ang Department of Education (DepEd), Information and Communication Technology (ICT) monitoring team nagsugod sa ilang pag-evaluate sa e-classrooms sa 13 ka mga recipient schools, kung diin parte sa ika-pito nga batch sa Butuan City Division karong bakasyon.
Aron sa pagpangandam sa mga eskwelahan alang sa paghatod sa mga e-classroom package sa dili pa magsugod ang school year 2012-2013, sila gikinahanglan nga maka-evaluate sa tagsa-tagsa ka mga e-classroom alang sa pagpangandam ug pagkumpleto sa mga rekisitos nga gihatag sa monitoring team.
Pipila sa mga 13 ka central school diri sa Butuan City, usa lang ang gikabutyag nga nakakumpleto sa mga panginahanglanon ug kini ang Alviola Village Central Integrated School (AVCIS).
Ang evaluation team gipangulohan ni Dr. Donald Orbillos, Division ICT Coordinator, bisan pa man nga ang pag-instalar sa wiring dili pa kumpleto, apan kumpleto na ang mga materyales niini.
Sigon ni Dr. Gilbert Gayrama sa Regional Monitoring Team, AVCIS siya mapasalamaton sa mga magtutudlo nga dako og tabang sa pag-andam sa nahisgutang e-classroom.
Ang proyekto gisuportahan ang paningkamot sa national government sa pagpalambo sa electronic governance pinaagi sa ICT education. (RER/PIA-Caraga)
Cebuano News: Coral Triangle nga proyekto nanginahanglan og P8-B nga pondo
Ni Danilo S. Makiling
BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 10 (PIA) -- Gibutyag ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretry Ramon J.P. Paje nga ang mga ubay-ubay nga proyekto gikan sa inisyatibo sa Coral Triangle (CTI) sa coral reef, fisheries ug food security nanginahanglan og balor P8 bilyones ($186 milyones) alang sa pagpalambo sa ahensya aron makagarantiya sa pagpabilin sa plano ug programa.
Kabahin niini, ang nahisgutang ahensya, nga gitawag usab ni Paje nga pribado nga sektor ug ubay-ubya nga mga stakeholders aron musuporta sa pagpondo sa mga gikinahanglan sa CTI.
Ang Coral Triabgle usa ka geographical region nga naporma nga triangle palibot sa unom ka nasud nga gilangkuban sa Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands ug Timor Leste.
Ang rehiyon naila nga sentro sa marine biodiversity nga adunay high concentration sa nagkalain-laing species sa mga coral reefs ug fishes. Ang Pilipinas usa sa mga nasud nga naapil nabutang sa tumoy nga bahin sa Coral Triangle.
“Ingon nga usa ka aktibo nga kabanay sa nasud, ang Pilipinas nikomite sa pagtuman sa mga katuyoan sa CTI Action Plan bisan pa man nga ang Pilipinas nagpaimplementa sa iyang national action plan nga gipangitaan og estratehiya sa pagpili sa National CTI Coordination Committees, sa field implementers ug academic and research institutions.”
Usa sa mga nakapugong sa kakulangon sa suporta sa panudlanan alang sa pag-implementa sa proyekto ubos sa action plan,” dugang ni Paje.
Kining lima nga gihatagan og priyoridad nga mga proyekto para sa mga mamuhunan ang a) establishmentof the CTI-Philippines Endowment Fund; b) designing a coastal and marine-based payment for ecological services; c) reversion of abandoned, unutilized and undeveloped fishponds into mangrove forest as a climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy; d) enchancement of the monitoring system through the establishment of national coastal and marine database through an integrated information management system; e) and the establishment of a national integrated coastal and management program to develop the country’s coastal arenas and improve the quality of life in coastal communities.
Dugang sa nasangpit nga opisyal nga ang Pilipinas makahatag og grarantiya isip counterpart sa 30 porsiyento sa kinatibuk-ang budget nga gikinahanglan o hapit P2.4 bilyon ($55.8 milyon).
Gibutyag usab ni Paje, ang establishment sa endorsement fund alang sa panginahanglan ug kini mag-awhag sa multi-stakeholder sa pag-apil sa CTI project sa kinatibuk-ang nasud. Ang proposal nidesinyo og coastal ug marine-based payment scheme alang sa ecological service sa coastal management, protection ug conservation sa mga resources. (RER/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)
Cebuano news: Gobyernong Aquino nalipay sa pag-uyon sa House Bill nga nagtinguha aron himoong makatarunganon ang excise taxes sa mga produktong alcohol ug segarilyo
Ni Susil D. Ragas
SURIGAO CITY, Mayo 10 (PIA) -– Gikalipay sa administrasyong Aquino ang pag-uyon sa House Bill 5727 aron himoong makatarunganon ang excise taxes sa mga produktong Alcohol ug segarilyo, matud sa opisyales sa Palasyo.
Gipagawas ni Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda ang maong pamahayag atol sa regular press briefing didto sa Malacañang kagahapon Miyerkules human ang pag-uyon sa House Bill 5727 o naila usab nga “Act restructuring the execise tax on alcohol and tobacco products” nga gisulat ni Cavite Representative Joseph Abaya.
"The bill is a priority measure of the administration that has hurdled a significant step in the legislative process. The initiatives to reform the excise tax system started 15 years ago and it is only under this administration, with the President’s firm leadership, that such a legislative measure has been approved," matud ni Lacierda.
"The rationale for reform is clear. This measure seeks to help fund public healthcare, which is a key thrust in the administration’s drive for inclusive growth," matud pa ni Lacierda.
Si Lacierda mipasabot nga ang maong balaodnon nagtinguha aron mapauswag ang katakos sa mga mag-uuma sa tabako, mapalig-on ang kasamtangang tax structure, ug sustenehan ang revenue growth.
Ang administrasyon mipasalamat nila House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II, Ways and Means Committee chairman Representative Isidro Ungab, ug ang multi-party majority nga mga miyembro sa Komitiba nga miboto aron aprubahan ang nasangpit nga balaodnon, si Lacierda miingon.
"This is a testimonial to the close cooperation between the executive and legislative branches of government. We look forward to the legislative deliberations in plenary where we hope the majority of Representatives will stand alongside their colleagues who support fiscal reform," ingon ni Lacierda. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)
Cebuano news: Siargaonons nakakuha og CLOAs
Ni Danilo S. Makiling
BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 10 (PIA) –- Niabot sa 57 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) sa Siargao Island ang nakadawat sa 70 ka Certificate of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs) gikan sa Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
Sigon ni Surigao del Norte Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO) Teresita Depeñoso, kini gipahigayon sa Dapa Municipal Gymnasium, lungsod sa Dapa, Siargao Island atol sa kasaulogan sa National Service Day.
Ang mga benepisyaryo sa 12 ka ARBs gikan sa munisipalidad sa San Isidro nakaangkon sa titulo nga adunay 11.9605 ka ektarya, samtang tulo ang naggikan sa munisipalidad sa Gen. Luna nga adunay 4.2001 ektarya. Adunay 11 ka ARBs gikan sa Dapa nga adunay 15.7631 ektarya, pito sa munisipalidad sa Burgos nga adunay 8.0863 ektarya, samtang 24 ARBs gikan sa munisipalidad sa Del Carmen nga adunay 42.99880 ektarya.
Ang distribusyon sa CLOA gipangulohan ni 1st District Rep. Francisco Matugas, 2nd District Rep. Guillermo Romarate Jr., Gov. Sol Matugas, DAR ASec. Jose Grageda, DAR Caraga Dir. Faisar Mambuay, PARO Teresita Depeñoso, ug mga mayor sa nagkadaiyang munisipalidad, ug national line agencies. (RER/PIA-Caraga)