PIA News Service - Friday, August 31, 2012

KBP, DILG to Launch BroadcasTREEing Project 2012

By Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 31 (PIA) -- The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will launch the 2012 BroadcasTREEing Project, which is slated on September 15, 2012 in 30 KBP chapters in the country.

The Tree Planting activity is pursuant to a memorandum of agreement executed between KBP and DILG last April 27, 2012 during KBP’s 38th Founding Anniversary at the Crown Regency Hotel in Makati. The agreement is to continue the tree-planting program initiated by KBP focused at the affected areas in the country by deforestation, and it seeks a unified effort with DILG.

To mitigate the adverse effects of global warming and climate change, the 2012 BroadcasTREEing Project will enjoin the widest involvement and participation of local government units (LGUs) especially in the barangay level, Office of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning, Philippine Information Agency, tri-media, government agencies, and the private sector/civil society organizations.

Vital to the role of the DILG is to issue directives and advisories to LGUs down to the barangays to forge partnerships with KBP local chapters for the successful implementation of public information campaign on the tree planting program. This would also involve the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources with regard to the identification of planting sites and the provision of seedlings for the tree planting activity.

The KBP is now rendering air time for public service announcements in order to help enlighten the general public on the significance of the program and mobilize them for successful involvement. (RER/NCLM/DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)


BJMP-Caraga celebrates 21st anniversary

By By Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 31 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Region 13-Caraga has celebrated its 21st Year Anniversary with the theme, “Nangangalaga at Gumagabay Tungo sa Matuwid na Buhay” in one of the convention centers here.

In her speech, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 13 OIC-Director Lilibeth A. Famacion extended her warmest greetings to BJMP officials for their continued and committed service. Director Famacion said the 21st Anniversary marks the existence of the bureau to continuously implement programs that will provide the reformative means to the lives of the inmates so that they become law-abiding and productive citizens.

Accomplishments of the bureau were showcased through a presentation by Director J/SSUPT Romeo L. Ogoy. It featured the region’s jail management services, administrative capability build-up, dental and medical services, career progression and development of its personnel, construction and improvement of jail facilities to provide for the basic needs of the inmates and to continually promote their general welfare.

Director J/SSUPT Ogoy said the bureau is always consistent with its mission in implementing strong security measures for the control of inmates and at the same time in providing for their needs.

“This is done by improving jail facilities and conducting activities for their value formation,” he said. J/SSUPT Ogoy also took pride in presenting the design of the soon-to-rise BJMP Caraga Regional Office at Barangay Doongan, Butuan City. The celebration also highlights the giving of awards to exceptional and performing officers of the bureau. (RER/NCLM/DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)


Teenage childbearing high in Caraga

By Angie Balen- Antonio

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 30 (PIA) -- Caraga ranked number 1 among the regions in the country in terms of the incidence of teenage childbearing.

Results of the 2011 Family Health Survey disclosed that 15 percent of the women aged 15 – 19 years old have begun childbearing followed by Region XI (13.8 percent) and Region XII (13.6 percent).

Study further revealed that teenage mothers had increased to 11.6 percent, from 4.3 percent in 2006.

The Commission on Population, in its various IEC/advocacy activities, associated teenage childbearing to higher risks to illnesses and death of both mother and baby, and it would also mean higher total fertility especially if they do not have access to family planning services.

RD Camilo S. Pangan always reminded teenagers to have appropriate values and grounding when put in the crossroads of giving-in to sexual desires. Delaying sexual gratification is almost always the best option.

“Due to the lack of quality parent-child relationships, many youths turn instead to their friends, media or surf the internet as they believe these could be valuable sources of information,” Pangan said.

In support of the arising problem of teenage childbearing, Popcom distributed a film entitled “Crossroads” to the Provincial/City Population Offices, as another strategy to reach the hearts and minds of teenagers as the movie illustrates some risky behaviors of the youth and portrays life choices which have great consequences on a young person’s life.

In a related development, the Provincial Population Office of Surigao del Norte presented the film to the officers and members of the Population and Development (PopDev) club in its recent Annual convention. (NCLM/POPCOM-13/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: 8 Red Cross volunteers nagsanay sa pamamahala ng ambulansiya

Ni David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Agosto 31 (PIA) -- Walong boluntaryo ng Philippine Red Cross (PRC) ang nagtapos ng limang araw na pagsasanay sa pamamahala at paggamit ng ambulansiya noong Agosto 17.

Ayon kay Christyll Basan, PRC Agusan del Sur Chapter (PRC-AdS) administrator, kasama sa pagsasanay ang soft tissue tending, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, at ambulance service operation.

"Maswerte tayo na magkaroon ng ambulansiya, at iyan ang pangunahing dahilan kung bakit dapat tayong magkaroon ng tao na may sapat na kakayahan sa pamamahala ng ambulansiya. Ang ambulansiyang iyan ay may mga modernong kagamitan sa loob at kailangan ng eksperto sa paggamit nito. Ipinagmamalaki kong sabihin na maswerte tayo sa pagkaroon ng ambulansiyang ito dahil sa pagkakaalam ko, dito lamang sa Agusan del Sur na ang kalahating presyo ng ambulansiya ay inako ng pamahalaang panlalawigan sa halagang P900,000 at ang kalahati nito ay inako ng Philippine Red Cross," sabi ni Basan.

Ang mga nagsitapos sa naturang pagsasanay ay sina Julie Lapidez, isang PRC-AdS medical technologist; volunteers na sina Efren Cabardo, Jupiter Ladam, May Angelie dela Cruz, Rabin kaye dela Cruz, Oliver Calub, Duane Costillas; at ang driver na si Abundio Quinio.

Dagdag pa ni Basan, ang walong nagsanay ay halinhinan sa pagseserbisyo, 24 oras isang araw at pitong araw bawat linggo.

Ayon kay Basan, magkakaroon ulit ng bagong batch ng trainees na sasailalim sa pagsasanay para sa pagdating ng isa pang ambulansiya ayon sa request ni Agusan del Sur Gob. Adolph Edward Plaza. (RER/DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)



Tagalog news: DTI, BOI inihanda ang isang seminar para sa Investment Priorities Plan

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Agosto 31 (PIA) -- Ang Department of Trade and Industry sa pakikipag-ugnayan ng Board of Investments (BOI) ay magsasagawa ng orientation seminar ukol sa 2012 Investment Priorities Plan ngayong Setyembre 5 sa Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort.

Sa kanyang mensahe, sinabi ni DTI-Caraga Regional Director Breilgo Pagaran na ang aktibidad ay may layuning bigyan ng kaalaman ang publiko hinggil sa mga oportunidad na itatampok sa 2012 Investment Priorities Plan at hinggil sa mga suportang ibinibigay ng nasyonal na pamahalaan sa mga lokal na industriya.

“Ito rin ay magsisilbing lugar upang bigyan ng tulong ang investors na mayroon ng proyektong tutugon sa mga isyu at mga pangangailangan,” ani Pagaran.

Samantala, bukas-kamay namang tinanggap ng BOI ang pagsasagawa ng capability building training o review ng local Investment and Incentives Code (LIIC) ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Rehiyong Caraga kasabay ng aktibidad.

Dahil dito, inimbita ni Pagaran ang lokal na media sa gagawing press conference at tanghalian na gaganapin sa parehong araw at lugar. (NCLM/PIA-Caraga)