PIA News Service - Wednesday, October 10, 2012



RDC passes resolution to identify the SUCs in Caraga Region and accelerate fast release of monthly allowance to SGP-PA beneficiaries

By David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Oct. 10 (PIA) -- The Caraga Regional Development Council has passed a resolution requesting the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to identify the state universities and colleges (SUC) in the Caraga Region. This will pave the way in the implementation of Students' Grants-in-Aid Program (SGP-PA) and to accelerate fast release of the monthly allowance of SGP-PA beneficiaries.

The SGP-PA was recently established and implemented by CHED in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Labor and Employment, in pursuit of the state’s policy of promoting the right of all citizens to quality education.

DSWD Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat, in a report, said there are 270 slots allocated for school year 2012-2013 in Caraga Region out of the 4,041 beneficiaries nationwide.

“But sad to note, there are only 73 beneficiaries who availed of the program for this school year. One of the limiting factors that contributed to the low availment rate is the choice of university/college. Majority of these grantees from the identified poor households in the region belong to the indigenous peoples group who usually prefer to enroll in a university/college near their home. And again, sad to note, that there is no identified SUC in Caraga Region, thus the need to pass this resolution,” Jabagat said.

One of the criteria for selection of SUC is the level III or II program accredited by a CHED-recognized accrediting agency and it was noted that SUCs in Caraga meet this qualification.

Jabagat added there are also complaints on the delayed release of the monthly allowance to the grantees amounting to P3,500 per month. A total of P500 million was allocated for the maiden batch and the Department of Budget and Management has already downloaded the budget for the SUCs, yet the allowances were still delayed. (DMS/PIA-Caraga)


NPA rebel killed in Surigao Norte encounter

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, Oct 10 (PIA) -- One communist rebel was killed in a clash with troops of the 30th Infantry Battalion Monday morning at Gigaquit town, this province, an army official said.

Lt. Col. Vincent B. Iringan, Commanding Officer of the 30IB said the encounter occurred around 8:56 a.m. at Sitio Boy Banwa, Barangay Camam-onan when the troops of Alpha Company led by 2LT Rogelio De La Rosa, Jr., stationed at Brgy. Mahanub in Gigaquit, while patrolling and visiting said sitio were fired upon by more or less 20 New People’s Army (NPAs) believed to be members of SPP 16A, Guerilla Front 16, North Eastern Mindanao regional committee.

A 15-minute fire fight ensued.

Iringan said no one was killed nor wounded on the government side. On the other hand, one NPA member was killed and one bandoleer with four magazines loaded with 160 rounds of ammunition for AK47 Assault Rifle was recovered after the clash.

“Our troops were on their way to Sitio Boy Banwa purposely to conduct peace and development works that would help the populace of the said sitio. The attack made by the NPA is a clear manifestation of their resistance to the development efforts in the province of Surigao del Norte and their disregard for the welfare of the people,” Iringan said.

He called on other NPAs to surrender and return to the folds of the law. “Instead of the continuous fighting and conflicts it would be better if we will join hands, unite and help each other in achieving sustainable peace that is conducive to the development of our country,” Iringan said. (FEA/CMO, 30IB/RER/FEA/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Caraga producers participate in international expo

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 10 (PIA) -- Some ten firms from the Caraga region participated in the 7th Sabah International Expo 2012 held recently at the Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia.

The exhibitors who were mostly food processors sold all their products generating some P150,000 in cash sales and several booked orders including one from a Malaysian institutional buyer.

The products include bottled sardines, lemon grass capsule, oil, hydrosol and spray, dried mangoes, istaring (carlan) and camote crisps, nut crackle, durian candy, noodles, pastillas, roasted corn brew, baked products such as biscocho, patatas, cookies and otap, and coco sugar. The group also sold goat milk’s soap.

The delegation’s creative talent was also prominently showcased when they won as the expo’s second runner up in the best dressed booth category among foreign exhibitors from more than 20 countries.

The Caraga exhibitors were composed of eight firms from Butuan City namely, Art Tribe Food and Crafts, DLY Food Products, DY Regis Food Products, Joy Table Sauce, Marjeck Food Products, MEMZ Food Products, MJ’s Baked Delights and Mrs. T’s Fruitilicious; and two firms from Agusan del Sur, Sunrise Corn Coffee and Buena Palma Corporation.

The Sabah International Expo or SIE is Sabah’s premier trade fair organized biennially since 2000. Since its inception, SIE has become one of the largest and most successful trade events in BIMP-EAGA (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines – East Asean Growth Area).

Three personnel from DTI-Caraga headed by OIC-Provincial Director Gay A. Tidalgo assisted the group who actually represented the Mindanao delegation for this BIMP-EAGA trade event. (DTI-13/PIA-Caraga)


CAA member, police officer killed in military rescue operation

By PO1 Ryan Cumahig Cagula

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 10 (PIA) -- The joint operation of Agusan del Sur Provincial Public Safety Company (ADS PPSC), 133rd Regional Public Safety Company and Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA) of 23rd IB, Philippine Army led to the rescue of an abducted CAA member. But the operation left a police officer dead.

The government forces clashed with suspected members of armed communist groups in Sitio Tilangkog, Brgy. Caigangan, Veruela, Agusan del Sur on October 8 at around 9 a.m.

Although outnumbered, the government forces were able to stage counterattacks which resulted in a 35-minute firefight against the undetermined number of armed rebels under Guerilla Front 3 led by “alyas Rigor.”

Unfortunately, PO1 Rommel Leono Dimaulo of ADS PPSC died during the encounter. The whole force of Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 led by PCSupt Carmelo E. Valmoria is extending its condolence to his bereaved family. PRO 13 meanwhile condemns the violence of the CNN as it put the people’s safety at risk. (NCLM/PNP-13/RER/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano news: Palasyo miingon mga residente sa Autonomous Region sa Muslim Mindanao gusto nga ipadayon ni Gov. Hataman ang iyang mga reporma sa rehiyon

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Oct. 10 (PIA) -- Gusto sa katawhan sa Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) ang pagpadayon sa mga reporma sa maong rehiyon uban ang pagpugos kang kasamtangang officer in charge Gov. Mujiv Hataman aron modagan karong umaabot nga eleksyon, sulti sa Malacañang kagahapon.

Adunay mga pangutanan nga giisa human si Hataman miuban sa gubernatorial race sa ARMM labi na pagkahuman sa pag-ingon ni Pangulong Aquino nga ang ARMM OIC governor magsilbi lamang isip transition leader.

Sa iyang dugang pagpasabot, si Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte miingon sa press conference didto sa Malacañang nga nakit-an sa publiko ang mga reporma nga gihimo sa ARMM ubos sa liderato ni Hataman.

“The President talks about it all the time. Nakikita natin diyan nahanap ‘yung mga ghost teacher, ‘yung mga ghost school, ‘yung mga ghost buildings,” dugang sulti ni Valte nga "from what we understand, there’s also a clamor from the people in that area to have the present representation continue its work.”

Niadtong nilabay’ng semana, ang Palasyo mipasalig sa suporta niini ngadto kang Hataman human siya misang-at sa iyang certificate of candidacy isip ARMM governor.

Sa mensahe nga gipagawas niadtong Biyernes ni Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Secretary Ramon Carandang, siya miingon nga epektibong nahimo ni Hataman ang pagduso sa mga reporma sa anti-corruption agenda sa administrasyong Aquino.
Luyo sa paglimpyo sa bureaukrasya nga nakatipig sa gobyerno og milyones ka pesos, gipasiugdahan usab ni Hataman ang transparency ug good governance sa ARMM, matud ni Carandang.

Si Haron Alrashid Lucman maoy running mate ni Hataman, silang duha parehong opisyal nga kandidato sa Liberal Party.

Modagan usab pagka gobernador sa ARMM mao sila Moro National Liberation Front Leader Nur Misuari ug kanhi Sultan Kudarat governor Pax Mangudadatu.

Si Hataman gitudlo ni Pangulong Aquino isip officer in charge sa ARMM niadtong Disyembre 2011. Sukad sa iyang pagkatudlo malamposon niyang na-ayo ang seryoso nga mga problema sa pagdumala ug panudlanan nga nasinati sa mga ahensya sa gobyerno sa ARMM nga resulta sa dili mao nga pagdumala sa kanhi nga pangagamhanan.

Siya, usa ka Lumad nga Yakan, misugod siya sa iyang political career isip representante sa Anak Mindanao Party List. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano news: Presidente Aquino mitudlo og bag-ong opisyales sa nagkalain-laing ahensya sa gobyerno

Ni Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Oct. 10 (PIA) -- Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III mitudlo og bag-ong mga opisyales sa nagkalain-laing ahensya sa gobyerno, matud pa sa usa ka opisyal sa Palasyo.

Ang pagtudlo gi-anunsyo ni Deputy Spokesperson Abigail Valte atol sa naandan nga press briefing sa Malakanyang, sa adlawng Martes.

Ang Chief Executive mipirma sa mga “appointment letter” ni retired Justice Reynato S. puno isip membro sa Board of Regents of the university of the Philippines, Commission on Higher Education. Ang termino sa iyahang pangatungdan motapos sa Setyembre 30, 2014.

Si Presidente Aquino, ingon man mipirma sa sulat pagtudlo kang Eduardo B. Jose isip Commissioner sa Philippine Racing Commission. Ang termino sa pangatungdanan motapos sa Agosto 15, 2014.

Ang ubang tinudlo sa Presiedente apil ang mga musonod: Roman M. Jumawan isip Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Acting Director III; Raul B. Aguilos isip Director II of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) under the DOTC; Emiliano T. Bantog Jr., Putiwas M. Malambut, Noreen Bernadette S. San Luis-Lutey ug Jesus Ma. Y. Vitug isip LTO Acting Directors II; Manuel L. Betaizar, Macario D. Gonzaga, Vicente O. Nato ug Francisco P. Ranches Jr. isip Acting LTO Directors I.

Ramon Fiel G. Abcede isip Acting Director III of the Department of Education (DepEd); Miguel Mac D. Aposin, Roel F. Bermejo, Wivina B. Gonzales ug Josilyn S. Solana isip Acting Schools Division Superintendents, DepEd; Radne B. Jomuad ug Clarissa G. Zamora isip Acting Assistant Schools Division Superintendents, DepEd; Reynalda R. Bangunan, Marites A. Ibanez, Benjamin D. Paragas ug Gloria R. Torres isip Schools Division Superintendents, DepEd.

Rene R. Fuentes isip membro (representante sa pribadong Sektor), Board of Directors, Food Terminal Incorporated ubos sa pagdumala sa Department of Agriculture.

Maria Edita Z. Tan isip Acting Assistant Secretary of the Department of Finance (DOF); Gerardo R. Florendo isip Director II, Head Revenue Executive Assistant, Bureau of Internal Revenue under the DOF; Antonietta F. Ibe isip Commissioner, Securities ug Exchange Commission, DOF.

Oswaldo C. Santos isip Assistant Secretary of the Department of Science ug Technology (DOST). Ang iyahang termino sa pangatungdanan “co-terminous” uban sa nagtudlo niini. Mediadora S. Claudio-Saniel ug Jose Maria A. Ochave isip membrosa Governing Council (represante sa Pribadong Sektor), Philippine Council for Health, Research, and Development, DOST; Angel C. Alcala, Mercedes B. Concepcion, Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza, Jaime C. Montoya, William G. Padolina, Reynaldo B. Vea, Ruben L. Villareal isip membro sa Executive Council, National Academy of Science and Technology, DOST.

Helen J. Catalbas isip Acting Directior IV of the Department of Tourism; Juan Miguel T. Cuna isip Director III of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Romeo Gonzales Hidalgo isip representante sa Non-Government Organization, National Solid Waste Management Commission, DENR; Algamar A. Latiph isip Acting Deputy Executive Director IV of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos; John E. Barrios – Commissioner (representante sa Hiligaynon language) of the Commission on the Filipino Language; ug Robert S. Martinez – Civil Service Commission Ad Interim Commissioner. (RER/NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)