PIA News Service - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Development giant croc Lolong eco park starts in time with the PCL week celebration

By David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Sept. 25 (PIA) -- The Philippine Counselors’ League (PCL) Agusan del Sur Chapter opened its weeklong celebration last week with a tree planting at the home of the giant crocodile Lolong in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, marking the start of the development of the park as programmed by the municipal government of Bunawan and provincial government of Agusan del Sur.

Agusan del Sur PCL Vice President and Prosperidad Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member Toto Bastareche said some 500 seedlings of mahogany were planted in the two-hectare land area designed to be developed into an eco park where the Guinness world record holder crocodile named Lolong is housed.

“We solicited the seedlings from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Community Environment and Natural Resources office based in Bunawan and they generously provided us with enough seedlings. We also tapped the municipal employees of Bunawan LGU and volunteer students from the Agusan del Sur College of Agriculture and Technology also in Bunawan to take part in the tree planting, and we are very glad that all the invited participants responded willingly,” Bastareche said.

PCL Agusan del Sur Chapter members also pledged to support the LGU Bunawan in keeping the giant crocodile Lolong in the eco park by making an appeal to the national government whose plan is to transfer Lolong to Manila.

Aside from the LGU Bunawan and the PCL plan to develop the Bunawan eco park, the provincial government will also help finance the development of the park, while other agencies like the DPWH, DENR, the DAR and the Provincial Agriculture Office also pledge their support. (RER/DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Caraga coop sector readies activities for the Cooperative Month celeb in October

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) -- The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Caraga and the Regional Cooperative Development Council (RCDC) will be conducting a series of activities for this year’s Cooperative Month celebration in October.

CDA-Caraga Regional Director Manuela Pelaez said that by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 493, October of every year is declared Cooperative Month.

This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme “Kooperatiba ay Pagyamanin, mga Kasapi Paramihin.”

It is a sub-theme of the Philippine International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) 2012 which is “Transformative Cooperatives for people, Planet, Prosperity, and Peace.”

Pelaez added that the opening ceremony will kick off on October 1 with a simultaneous conduct of a thanksgiving mass at 7:30 a.m. to be held at the Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol Covered Court for Butuan City while other local government units will hold it in their local churches.

A motorcade within the city thoroughfares and a short program at the city hall will then follow. Along with it is the Awarding of CDA Gawad Parangal Regional Winners and Nominees.

On the same day, cooperatives will also be spearheading the “Larong Pinoy/Cooplympics” at their localities, as well as the conduct of the following activities: 1) Coop Awareness Forum and Quiz Bee; and 2) Coastal cleanup and tree-planting activities.

On October 2, Surigao del Norte coops will be conducting the Provincial Cooperative Congress and Seminar on Laws and Regulations Affecting Cooperatives to be held at Surigao City.

The Coop Agro-Medical-Trade Fair activity is scheduled on October 3-5 at Surigao City. On October 3-6, the Financial Management Training will be held in Butuan City. Coops will also participate in the 11th National Cooperative Summit and CDC Mindanao Convergence on October 10-12 in Limketkei, Cagayan de Oro City.

It was also learned that on October 13, coops will be conducting the "Lunch with the Badjaos and Muslim tribes" in Tandag City. On October 25, coops in Bislig City will conduct a Cooperative Forum, and October 26 is set for the conduct of Municipal Cooperative Assembly to be held in Basilica, Dinagat Islands, as well as the Coop Fun Run activity in Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

Coops in different municipalities are encouraged to initiate their own activities along with the set schedules mentioned.

Said celebration will culminate on October 31 with a simultaneous thanksgiving mass, short program, and awarding of Cooplympics winners. (RER/JPG/PIA-Caraga)


EJACC, partners to hold the nine-year awareness drive

CEBU CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) -- The Eduardo J. Aboitiz Cancer Center (EJACC) of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) will hold the 9th Moonwalk: A Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 2 in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Moonwalk is an advocacy that aims to promote a collective effort in fighting breast cancer through a massive awareness campaign focused on the early screening and detection of breast cancer, such as observing monthly breast self-examination for women aged 20 years old and above.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Cebu City government, through Task Force Cancer of Cebu City, and other cancer support groups such as Kahayag Network of Cancer Support Group, I Can Serve Foundation Inc., Cebu Cancer Fight Inc., Cebu Breast Association, and CAN with GOD.

Sponsors of the event are Goldilocks, She Matters, Destiny Medical Fund Inc., I Can Serve, Rotary Club of Cebu-Fuente, and Department of Health Region 7.

The assembly area will be at Plaza Independencia at 4 p.m., to be followed by a short program. Participants will then walk towards Fuente Osmeña Circle at 5 p.m.

Half of the lane of the entire Osmeña Boulevard, from Plaza Independencia to Fuente Osmeña Circle, will be closed from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to wear pink shirts or any pink costume.

For more information on Moonwalk and EJACC and its services, please contact 254-6351 and look for Gina Mariquit, or visit www.rafi.org.ph or www.facebook.com/rafi.org.oph. (RAFI/RER/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)


Inauguration of new DILG-AgNor Provincial Office Building held

By Mary Christine Anthonette M. Salise

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Agusan del Norte has conducted the inauguration and blessing of its new provincial office building in Capitol Compound, this City.

The construction of the new office amounting to P 1.5 million was sponsored by the provincial government of Agusan del Norte, headed by Governor Erlpe John M. Amante.

DILG-Caraga Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion, DILG Agusan del Norte Provincial Director Romeo A. Solis, Vice Governor Enrico R. Corvera and Provincial Administrator Percianita G. Racho led the ribbon-cutting of the new provincial office. Government employees and people from the media attended and witnessed the momentous event.

In his opening remarks, Solis thanked the provincial government of Agusan del Norte, especially Governor Amante through the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, for appropriating funds for the construction of the new building. He also thanked the DILG regional management especially the regional director, Famacion, for the support extended in making the dream of having a new office a reality.

Corvera, representing Amante, graced the occasion. In his message, he said it is indeed nice to see that the provincial government and the DILG are one in its goal of serving the people. He also added that the new office is a legacy of the close relationship between the DILG and the provincial government of Agusan del Norte and through it, the DILG will be able to serve well its clientele.

Famacion in her closing remarks cited her experience when she first stepped into the old DILG-Agusan del Norte Provincial Office and hoped that somebody would finance the construction of a new building for the DILG Agusan del Norte personnel because the old building was quite hazardous for health. She expressed her gratefulness to the provincial government for sparing funds for the realization of the construction of a new building.

Famacion added that she hopes that the DILG Agusan del Norte personnel will take care of its new office because it took more than 20 years to construct a new one. She assured everyone that the new provincial office will serve its purpose of providing better services to the LGUs as the new building is more conducive for working.

After the short program, a press conference followed. (DILG-Agusan del Norte/RER/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: 254 residente sa magkahiwalay na barangay sa Agusan del Sur nagkaroon ng kuryente

By Jun Sahay

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Sept. 25 (PIA) -- May kabuuang 254 na pamilya sa dalawang magkahiwalay na barangay sa mga bayan ng Rosario at San Luis ang nabigyan ng kuryente kamakailan.

Abot sa 229 kabahayan sa Sitio Sinug-ang sa Barangay Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur ang nagkaroon ng kuryente matapos ng ginawang seremonyang pag switch-on na pinangunahan ni Rep. Evelyn Plaza-Mellana ng pangalawang distrito ng probinsiya.

Ayon kay Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative (ASELCO) General Manager Emmanuel Galarce, ang kabuuang halaga na ginugol sa pagpapailaw ng Sitio Sinug-ang ay abot sa P4 milyon, na nagbigay ilaw sa 229 mula sa 800 na pamilyang nakatira sa lugar na iyon.

Dati, ang Sitio Sinug-ang ay gumagamit lamang ng lamparang pang-ilaw ng kanilang tahanan sa gabi. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit nakikita at naririnig natin ngayon kung gaano kasaya ang mga residente ng Sito Sinug-ang na makitang magkaroon ng ilaw dulot ng kuryente ang kani-kanilang pamamahay. Kung masaya ang mga magulang, naniniwala ako na mas masaya ang mga kabataan dahil mas madali na ang kanilang pag-aaral sa gabi," sabi ni Barangay Kapitan Reynaldo Cuyos ng Bayugan 3.

Pinaalalahanan ni Mellana ang lahat ng tao sa Sitio Sinug-ang na ingatang mabuti ang linya ng kuryente upang hindi matamaan ng mga natutumbang puno at hindi nila maranasan ang mahabang pagkawala ng kuryente, at ang pagpapanatili nito ay mahirap dahil sa lokasyon ng lugar.

Pagkatapos ng pagpapailaw ng Sitio Sinug-ang, dumeretso si ASELCO Gen. Manager Galarce sa Sitio New Alegria, Barangay Cecilia sa San Luis para sa isa na namang pagpapailaw sa 25 kabahayan. Ayon kay Galarce, ang halagang ginugol sa pagpapailaw ay umbot sa P1.2 million.

“Hindi natin lubos maisip kung gaano kasaya ang mga residente ng Sitio New Alegria dahil ngayon ay may kuryente na sila. Noon, tinitiis nilang maglalakad ng ilang kilometro para mapanood ang kanilang paboritong telenovela sa sentro ng Barangay Cecilia. Ngayon, mapapanood na nila ito sa mismong tahanan nila. Ako ay masaya at nagpapasalamat ng lubos kay Pres. Noynoy Aquino sa kanyang programang pailawin ang malalayong barangay sa buong bansa bago matapos ang taong 2013, at ngayon, nadarama na natin ang programa ng Presidente,” ani Mayor Ronald Corvera.

Ang pagpapailaw sa dalawang barangay na ito ay parte ng utos ni Pangulong Aquino na magkaroon ng kuryente ang lahat ng malalayong barangay bago matapos ang 2013. (RER/DSM/PPIO-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Cebuano news: Presidente Aquino milagda sa Administrative Order # 30, ang pagestblisar ug Martial law Historical Advisory Committee nga magdukomento sa mga katuigan sa Martial Law

Ni Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Sep. 25 (PIA) -- Si Presidente Benigno Aquino III mimando sa pagestablisar og Martial law Historical Advisory Committee uban sa tahas sa pagkolekta ug pagtigum sa mga impormasyon nga milangkob sa mga panghitabo atol sa mga kautigan sa Martial Law.

Ang Chief Executive miisyu og direktiba pinaagi sa Administrative Order Number 30 nga gilagdaan ni Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr., niadtong Setyembre 20.

Ang Martial Law Historical Advisory Committee or Advisory Committee gitahasan nga musubay ug sestimatiko sa pagtigum, pagpreserba, ug sa pag-publikasyon sa mga testimonya, binababa kon oral nga kasysayan, dokumentaryo, pelikula ug audio record sa katuigan sa Martial law.

"The Martial Law Historical Advisory Committee is hereby established to undertake the compilation of materials that will make possible the true account of the events that transpired during the said period in our history," matud pa sa AO.

Ang trabaho sa komite gikinahanglan nga hinimo aron magamit sa publiko pinaagi sa websites of the official Gazzete, Presidential Museum and Library, ug National Historical Commission of the Philippinnes (NHCP), ang AO miingon.

Ang Advisory Committee sa sinugdan maoy motigum ug mo-pablisar sa mga binababa nga kasaysayan mahitungod sa Martial Law. Ug kini, padayon sa pagkuha ug makuhaan sa publikong dukomentaryo, pelikula ug audio records sa panahon nga kini available,” ("The Advisory Committee shall initially gather and publish oral histories about Martial Law. After which, it shall continue to gather and make accessible to the public documentaries, film, and audio records as soon as readily available,") dugang pa niini.

"The Advisory Committee may also call upon any department, agency, or instrumentality of the government for assistance as the circumstances and exigencies may require," ang AO usab miingon.

Si Presidente Aquino midirihir sa NHCP nga maoy molihok kon mopapel isip Secretariat sa Advisory Committee. (RER/NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano news: Gobyernong Aquino nalipay sa pinakabag-ong Social Weather survey nga nagpaila nga minos-minos na ang mga pamilyang Filipino nga mikonsiderar sa ilang mga kaugalingon nga kabos

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Sep. 25 (PIA) -- Gikalipay sa administrasyong Aquino ang pinakabag-ong Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey nga nagpakita nga minos na ang mga pamilyang Filipino nga mikonsiderar sa ilang kaugalingon nga kabus.

Si Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda mipagawas sa maong pamahayag atol sa regular press briefing didto sa Malacañang kagahapon human nga migawas ang Third Quarter 2012 SWS Survey nga nagpakita nga ang mga pamilyang migrado sa ilang kaugalingon isip pobre o kabus miubos ngadto sa 47 porsyento.

Matud ni Lacierda ang bag-ong resulta sa self-rated survey sa SWS maoy resulta sa mga paningkamot sa administrasyong Aquino aron mokonhod ang kapobrehon. Iyang gipasalig ang padayon nga pagpaningkamot sa gobyerno aron kini masustener pinaagi sa pag-implementar og mga nagkadaiyang mga sumbanan aron maseguro ang maayong kaugmaon sa katawhang Filipino.

Gipakita sa maong SWS nga 47 porsyento sa mga respondents nga kapareho sa gibana-banang 9.5 milyon ka mga pamilya ang miingon nga sila pobre o kabus, ang mikonhod ngadto sa upat ka porsyento gikan sa 51 porsyento (gibana-banang 10.3 milyon ka mga pamilya) niadtong bulan sa Mayo.

Gipakita usab sa maong survey nga mino-minos ang mga pamilya nga miangkon nga sila kabus o pobre kung pagkaong ang hisgotan, matud pa sa bag-ong SWS survey.

Ang August 2012 Social Weather Survey gipahigayon gikan niadtong Agosto 24-27 gamit ang face-to-face interbyu sa mokabat 1,200 ka mga adult respondents. (RER/SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano news: Opisyales sa syudad gipangulohan ang turn- over ceremony sa mga Farm Machineries didto sa Barangay Sukailang, Brgy. Trinidad

Ni Annette Villaces

SURIGAO CITY, Sep. 25 (PIA) -- Malamposon nga gipangulohan sa mga opisyales sa syudad ang turn-over ceremony sa mga Farm Machineries niadtong miaging semana didto sa Brgy. Sukailang ug Brgy. Trinidad, ning syudad.

Si City Mayor Ernesto Matugas uban ni City Agriculturist Isaias M. Elumba maoy personal nga mi turn-over sa Vermie House ngadto sa mga mag-uuma sa Brgy. Sukailang ug gidawat kini sa kapitan sa maong barangay nga si Kapitan Renato G. Cabajes.

Giturn-over usab nila Mayor Matugas ug Mr. Elumba ang usa ka Farm Turtle ngadto sa mga lumolopyo sa Brgy. Trinidad ug kini gidawat pinaagi ni Kapitan Lorna Revil.

Si Mayor Matugas, sa iyang mensahe, miingon nga ang vermie-culture o vermie-composting maoy usa sa mga proyekto nga gihatagan pagtagad sa iyang administrasyon tungod kay kini usa ka maayo ug mahimsog nga paagi sa pagpananom gamit ang organic fertilizer imbes nga mogamit ug chemical nga fertilizer ang mga mag-uuma.

Siya usab nanghinaut nga masustenir sa katawhan kining maong mga proyekto ug hinaut unta nga makatabang kini og dako ngadto sa ilang panginabuhian. (PIO-City Media Office/RER/FEA/PIA-Surigao del Norte)