PIA News Service - Sunday, May 6, 2012

DOLE-Caraga urges jobseekers to undergo TESDA skills trainings

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, May 6 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Caraga Region is urging job seekers to undergo skills trainings initiated by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to prepare them for any job fairs and job hunting

This developed after the labor department observed the low percentage of applicants in Caraga who were hired during the conduct of Job Fest 2012, which the department spearheaded, in time with the celebration of Labor Day on May 1

DOLE-Caraga Technical Services chief Teresita Bonghanoy said this probably happened because the applicants were not able to meet the skills standards set by the participating agencies and establishments who were hiring manpower during the event.

However, Bonghanoy advised the unsuccessful applicants to see the TESDA office and undergo skills training to ensure that they can pass the skill requirements of the different establishments.

The official further said that those who want to join in the next job fairs and job hunting must be well-equipped with the knowledge, skills and right attitude that are beneficial to be accepted in whatever positions or job they want to apply in.

Bonghanoy further said TESDA is offering more skills trainings that are needed both in the local, national and international labor markets.

Meanwhile, DOLE-Caraga reported that the two-day Job Fest held in one of the private schools here was a resounding success. With the theme: “Pagtutulungan. Pagbabago. Disenteng Trabaho,” the job fair was participated in by around 1,500 applicants.

Aside from the job fair, a MOA signing between DOLE and TESDA-Caraga on the PHILJOBNET registration of graduates was also done to ensure that graduates can find jobs that fit their qualifications.

Also, officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the region reported that the Labor Day celebration in Caraga was generally peaceful. (RER/PIA-Caraga)

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Caraga police upgrades ‘kidnap-for-ransom’ investigators’ skills

BUTUAN CITY, May 6 (PIA) -- Forty-eight police investigators from the city and provincial police offices under Police Regional Office 13 attended the three-day seminar-workshop training aimed to hone their skills and learn the advanced techniques in the investigations dealing with kidnap-for-ransom cases, at the conference room of Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, Butuan City, a senior regional police official said Thursday.

“This is in line with the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) plan nationwide to have our police investigators undergo such training in order to upgrade their skills in doing their investigative works and to use the modern techniques and gadgets in the performance of their jobs,” he said PSupt. Martin M. Gamba, PRO 13 chief information officer in an interview. He clarified that as far as the PNP is concerned, the holding of such activity here has no implication in any way to the past kidnapping incidents occurring in the region nor did it convey the idea that kidnapping incidents are in uptrend here. In fact, he said that similar activities will also be held in all of the regional police offices nationwide.

Supt. Gamba said a team from Crame arrived here yesterday morning as the seminar guest lecturers led by PSSupt. Isagani R. Nerez, Director of the Anti-Kidnapping Group in Camp Crame, PSupt. Rolando S. Miranda, chief of the PNP Operations and Management Division, PSupt. Joenel M. Aurelio, chief Legal and Inspectorate Division and PCInsp. Rossel I. Cejas, the Anti-Kidnapping Group Public Information Officer.

Gamba also said that the teams consisting of eight police investigators each came from the Police Provincial Offices of Dinagat Island Province, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusand del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Butuan City Police Office, Regional Public Safety Battalion and from the Regional Headquarters, who are undergoing the said training which is expected to end up tomorrow.

After their training, the investigators are expected to perform their functions in their respective areas of responsibility. They are also presumed to extend assistance in cases where kidnapping may occur near their assigned areas. (RER/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)

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Bu of Jail-Caraga to conduct jail officers’ exam

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, May 6 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-Caraga has scheduled the conduct of examination to all applicants on May 12, Saturday.

This was decided after the submission of applications for hiring of jail officers in the region was closed on April 30.

According to JO1 Joyce Virtudazo, BJMP-Caraga Community Relations Officer, BJMP-Caraga was given 30 slots to augment the existing manpower complement in the region. "Thus, those who will top in the said examination will be given the opportunity to be hired and will advance to the next round of selection and trainings," she said.

Virtudazo further said, qualified applicants must be Filipino citizens aged 21 to 30 years old, graduate of any four- or five-year degree courses and have passed the Civil Service or any professional examinations set by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

As to the height requirement, Virtudazo said female applicants must be at least 5’2” while male must be at least 5’4”; weighs not more or less than five kilograms of the standard weight measurement corresponding to height, age, and sex; have no criminal, administrative, or civil case on file before any Prosecutor's Office or any court of justice and other derogatory record(s); and physically and mentally fit.

Those who will be recruited will undergo four months of rigorous physical and education training to safeguard and develop inmates to promote public safety, and be privileged to receive monthly salary equivalent to that of police and fire officers, it was learned.

With this, the official said those who have submitted their application form must get in touch with their office prior to the conduct of the exam to have a systematic flow of taking the exam. (RER/PIA-Caraga)

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Tagalog News: Sinasakatuparan na ng Brgy Consuelo ang entrepreneurial activities

By David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, May 6 (PIA) -- Matapos tanggapin ng Barangay Consuelo sa Bayan ng Bunawan ang programa ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) na kung tawagin ay Rural Entrepreneurial Activities for Consumers’ Health and Economic Development Program (REACHED), ngayon ito ay pinapatupad na.

Ang REACHED ay isang bagong programang isinusulong ng DTI na naglalayong matulungan ang mga mamimili para sa ligtas na pagkain, epektibong paraan ng pagbabadyet, at kung paano mapalago ang kanilang pamumuhay.

Ang programang ito ay nahahati sa dalawa. Una ay para sa mga opisyal ng barangay na mapag-aralan ang batas na nauugnay sa mga mamimili, at ang pangalawa ay para mabigyan ng alternatibong paraan ang mga mamamayan kung paano umunlad ang kinikita.

Noong Abril 13, may 25 opisyal ng barangay at lider ng Barangay Consuelo sa Bunawan ang nagsama-samang dumalo sa isang seminar sa loob mismo barangay. Ang mga sumali ay tinuruan kung paano malaman ang mga nangungunang hakbang ng mga negosyante sa panloloko ng pagtinda at tinuruan din sila ng iba’t ibang gawain tulad ng paggawa ng taniman sa mismong likuran ng kanikanilang tahanan.

“Sa ikalawang semester ng taong ito, kami ay mamamahagi ng mga semilya, at iba pang kagamitan para sa pagtatanim para sa mga interesadong magtanim, at handang maglaan ng sapat na panahon sa pagtatanim. Ito’y patunay lamang na aming sinusuportahan ang programang REACHED,” sabi ni Gregorio Maloloy-on,Kapitan ng baranggay,

Ayon sa DTI Provincial Director Lolita Dorado at Kapitan Maloloy-on, naniniwala sila na sa pamamagitan ng proyektong ito, pati na ang ang kaso ng malnutrisyon sa Barangay Consuelo at iba pang barangay ay tatanggapin ang Programang REACHED sa lalong mgdaling panahon. (RER/DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)