PIA News Service - Saturday, September 8, 2012

Surigao Sur gov bares anti-illegal drug campaign gains

By Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Sept 8 (PIA) -- Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) Chair and Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel bared accomplishments of the “JYes Kontra Droga” during its 1st year anniversary celebration held here on Monday, September 03.

Pimentel said 18 drug pushers and 21 drug users apprehended, while 15.22 kilograms of shabu and 210 kgs. of marijuana were confiscated during the operation conducted by the joint forces of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) from January to August 2012. "These accomplishments were successfully conducted thru the cooperation of the community and partner agencies," Pimentel said.

Meanwhile, PDEA-Caraga Regional Director Joel Plaza along with the PNP were lauded by the PADAC Chair for exerting their effort in supporting the program implementation of the provincial government.

In his speech, Governor Pimentel said the program intended to eradicate illegal drugs in the province. It was launched last year with the presence of the PDEA Director General Usec Jose Gutierrez.

“We strengthened the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council," hoping that this council will contribute in our effort to fight against illegal drugs in the province,” Pimentel said.

Meanwhile, PADAC Vice-Chair Hon Vicente Pimentel III reported that nine municipalities and two cities have already organized their municipal/city anti-drug abuse councils, composed of Bislig City, Tandag City, Hinatuan, Tagbina, Barobo, San Agustin, Marihatag, Bayabas, Tago, Cortes and Carrascal. (RER/NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Caraga coops to participate in the 11th Natl Cooperative Summit

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept 8 (PIA) -- The cooperatives in Caraga region will be participating in this year’s 11th National Cooperative Summit on October 10-12, 2012 to be held at the Atrium, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.

This year’s summit is anchored on the theme “Cooperative Enterprises Build Better Philippines.”

Cooperative Development Authority Caraga Regional Director Manuela Pelaez said the summit will put more meat on what has already been agreed upon on operational terms in the coops and to address the challenges on integration and consolidation of production and marketing of cooperative products and services.

“The Mindanao Alliance of Self-Help Societies-Southern Mindanao Educational Cooperative Center, First Community Cooperative, Coop Life Mutual Benefit Services, National Confederation of Cooperatives, and the Philippine Federation of Credit Cooperatives-Mindanao League are the summit’s local hosts, while the Philippine Cooperative Center is the summit secretariat,” said Pelaez.

Each participant will have to pay P4,500 to cover the summit kit and other materials. Deadline for registration is on September 15, 2012.

To register, participants must submit the following: 1) Name of the cooperative or organization; 2) Name/s of delegates (full name, including middle initial); 3) Contact number of the delegate/s; and 4) Date of birth.

For more information, the CDA-Caraga can be reached at telephone number (085) 342-5530. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: DepEd mangunguna sa pagdiriwang ng literacy Week 2012

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Set 8 (PIA) -- Pangungunahan ng Department of Education (DepEd) ang pagdiriwang ng taunang Literacy Week na gaganapin tuwing Setyembre 2 hanggang 8, alinsunod sa Presidential Proclamation No. 239.

Sa isang mensahe, sinabi ng DepEd na ang prayoridad ng United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) para sa taong 2011-2012 ay ang literacy at kapayapaan.

Kaugnay nito, ang National Literacy Conference ay may temang “Literacy for life and a Sustainable Future: Learning Together for the 21st Century."

Pangungunahan din ng DepEd ang 2012 National Literacy Conference at Awards ngayong Setyembre 17-21, 2012 sa pamamagitan ng Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga government organization, lokal na pamahalaan, pribadong organisasyon, at nongovernment organization.

Ang conference at awards ay naglalayong ibahagi ang maayos na kasanayan sa pagpapalaganap ng literacy programs sa pag-abot sa mga mahihirap na komunidad.

Layunin din nitong talakayin ang innovation at practices sa pagtataguyod ng literacy para sa sustainable development; pagtataguyod ng mga konsepto sa kapayapaan at mabuting modelo sa pagsasaayos ng mga problema, disaster management at climate change; at ang pagtukoy sa mga mabubuting kasanayan para sa pagsasagawa ng mga literacy programs at projects na nakababawas sa kahirapan at magbibigay ng pangkabuhayan sa mga tao.

Ang mga inaasahang dadalo naman sa gaganaping conference ay ang bureau at regional directors, regional chiefs, regional supervisors ng Alternative Learning System, formal school, schools division, city superintendents, division supervisor ng ALS, district supervisors and principals/head teachers ng elementary at secondary public at private schools, ALS coordinators at mobile teachers mula sa 5th and 6th class municipalities/districts at mga probinsya. (RER/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)