8.28.2012

PIA News Service - Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Surigao del Sur LGU sponsors 3-day peace building, institutionalization workshop to PPOC

By Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Aug 28 (PIA) -- The local government unit of this province sponsored a three-day peace building and institutionalization workshop to stakeholders of the Provincial Peace and Order Council aimed to come-up with a comprehensive Peace and Development Plan for the province.

The said activity was facilitated by the Balay Mindanao Foundation Inc., in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government, participated in by PPOC members, some local chief executives, national line agencies and civil society organizations held at Shacene Function hall, Tandag City.

During the workshop, participants identified several issues where perennial problem on armed conflict is taking place, as well as problems that hindered the implementation of programs for development, like what other provinces encountered.

The participants cited what the provincial government had already started doing, like the implemention of infrastructures and livelihood programs anchored on the priority programs of some identified conflict areas under the present administration.

Gracing the activity is Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno who shared his experience citing the transformation of Sitio Lantad, Kibanban, Balingasag from the alleged insurgencies long time ago into a peace loving and progressive village now. (RER/NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
                                                  

Twin labor assemblies held
Called for decent work, equitable growth

By Rafael E. Mapalo

BACOLOD CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA) - Some 400 labor leaders, youth, and women members representing 50 unions from Mindanao, Visayas, and Luzon and 200 Bacolod-Negros members of the BDO Employees Association (BDOEA-NUBE), in separate meetings here called for decent work, equitable growth, protection and creation of employment, respect for the freedom to join unions of their own choosing, and genuine labor representation in all decision-making mechanisms in government.

“Labor can be government’s best development partner, however, workers’ rights, security of tenure and equitable sharing of profits and gains are like gospel imperatives. These should be given due consideration” says Atty. Zoilo V. de la Cruz, national president of the National Congress of Unions in the Sugar Industry of the Philippines (NACUSIP).

The International Labor Organization defines decent work as productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. It respects core labor standards and promotes productive employment, social dialogue, and social protection.

“Security of employment is cool. Contractualization is not! The fruits of labor are never sweet when workers are not given their due,” says De la Cruz.

The joint convention of NACUSIP, Philippine Agricultural Commercial and Industrial Workers Unions (PACIWU); Congress of Independent Organizations (CIO) and Fraternal Labor Organizations (FLO), an affiliate of the largest labor organization in the country --Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is an annual gathering of union leaders to set new directions and adopt programs of action for the four national labor federations.

Congresswoman Mercedes Alvarez, Negros Occ. Board Member Nene de la Cruz, Negros Oriental Board Member Melliemoore Saycon, Jr., Bacolod City Vice Mayor Thaddy Sayson, TUCP General Secretary Jose Umali, and representatives of DOLE Region 6, National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB), National labor Relations Commission (NLRC), and the Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. (SIFI) delivered messages of congratulations and solidarity.

In a separate assembly, BDOEA President Nestor Perez and members in Bacolod and Negros expressed unwavering support for its mother organization, the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE).

“We believe in transformation that NUBE espouses. We are resolved to thwart unguided actions of various sectors to break our organization,” says Perez.

“We at the TUCP are moving towards a positive change, a transformation, a new dawn,” says NUBE President Jun Umali, Jr.

“In NUBE, we are stepping up actions to ensure improved services for our members and their families. And we are firm in our resolved to achieve desired results in the banking industry with better policies, practices, and programs.”

Umali is also General Secretary of the TUCP and represents labor in the Banking Industry Tripartite Council (BITC)

Members from nine BDO branches, including in Cities of San Carlos, Escalante, Cadiz, Victorias, Silay, Bacolod, Kabankalan, and towns of Hinigaran and Binalbagan attended the assembly. (TUCP/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


DOH gives computer set to PHO

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Aug. 28 (PIA) -- The province of Agusan del Norte is one of the implementing sites of the Department of Health-Center for Health Development's Unified Health Management Information System.

The Unified Health Management Information System (UHMIS) aims to integrate data collection, processing, reporting and use of the information which is necessary for improving health service efficiency and effectiveness.

With this, the province will be given a computer set, free software and continuous training and technical support as stated in the memorandum of agreement (MOA) made for this purpose.

The said computer set will be stationed at the Provincial Health Office (PHO) – Technical Service Division.

Some of the computer-based health information systems are Electronic Field Health Services Information System (EFHSIS), Clinic Information System (CLINICSys) which is formerly the Rural Health Unit Management Information System, Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR), Philippine Malaria Information System (PHILMIS), Integrated Tuberculosis Information System (ITIS), Hospital Operations and Management Information System (HOMIS), Schistosomiasis Information System (SIS), Filariasis Information System (FIS), Integrated Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Registry System (ICNCDRS), Online National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (ONEISS), and other DOH-developed and maintained health information systems. (NCLM/MSMonoy/LGU-Agusan del Norte/RER/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


New daycare centers formally turned over in 2 Agusan del Sur barangays

By Alexis Cabardo

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Aug. 28 (PIA) -- Blessings and formal turnover of two new daycare centers took place last week as part of the provincial government’s priority program on early child education program.

It is also a component of the provincial government’s flagship program on education dubbed “Pagtoon alang sa Masanag nga Kaugmaon (Education for brighter future).”

The said daycare centers are in Barangay Mabuhay, Bayugan City and Barangay Tag-uyango, in the municipality of Sibagat.

Armando Gomez, chief of staff of Governor Plaza, said the project is a joint undertaking of the provincial government of Agusan del Sur, Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza of the First Congressional District and the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation-Integrated Development Center (JPIC-IDC).

The JPIC-IDC, a nongovernment organization, has been a partner of Agusan del Sur in many of its programs.

Last April, a memorandum of agreement was signed between the provincial government of Agusan del Sur, Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza and the JPIC-IDC for the Early Childhood Education Project Phase 2. Its objective is to establish daycare centers in 30 barangays in five municipalities and the lone city under the first congressional district of Agusan del Sur. (DMS/LGU-Agusan del Sur/RER/DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Cebuano news: Aquino kumpiyansang ibalik sa bag-ong Chief Justice ang pagsalig ug pagtoo sa katawhang Filipino ngadto sa judicial system

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Agosto 28 (PIA) -- Mipadayag sa iyang kumpiyansa si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III nga mabalik ang pagsalig ug pagtoo sa katawhang Filipino ngadto sa sistema sa hudikatura sa pagkatudlo ni bag-ong Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno ngadto sa Korte Suprema.

Kini gipadayag sa Pangulo sa iyang keynote speech sa commemoration of National Heroes Day didto sa Libingan ng mga Bayani sa Taguig City kagahapon.

Si Sereno, ang pinakabata ug unang babaye nga Chief Justice sa Korte Suprema, gitudlo ni Pangulong Aquino niadtong Agosto 16 ug nanumpa sa iyang katungdanan niadtong Sabado, Agosto 25 didto sa MalacaƱang.

“Umaasa akong titimbangin mo ang iyong hatol at pasya upang manumbalik ang kompiyansa ng taumbayan sa institusyong iyong pamumunuan,” matud sa Pangulo.

“Ang atas sa iyo ng taumbayan: pairalin ang patas na sistemang pangkatarungan; wala dapat itong kilingan, mayaman man o mahirap, karaniwang Pilipino man o nasa kapangyarihan,” dugang pa niya.

Ang Pangulo mipasalig kang Chief Justice Sereno nga ang iyang administrasyon lakip usab ang katawhang Filipino mosuporta ka niya sa iyang paghimo sa iyang trabaho isip pangulo sa mahistrado sa highest court dinhi sa nasod.

“Sa ating bagong Punong Mahistrado -- Huwag kang mawalan ng loob sakaling dumagsa ang mga pagsubok na kailangan mong pasanin; makakaasa kang kasangga mo ang sambayanang Pilipino, matud pa sa Pangulo. (RER/SDR/PCOO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)