PIA News Service - Wednesday, November 21, 2012


PIA-Caraga launches FM radio station

By Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 21 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga region has launched a government FM radio station.

“With this new innovation that the region is undertaking, we will able to strengthen our service to the public by means of disseminating news and information of government's thrusts and programs,” Northern and Northeastern Mindanao Cluster Head Abner Caga said.

Caga also said the establishment of this communication channel is in compliance with the Mindanao Blueprint where all PIA regional offices in Mindanao has identified strategies to be able to successfully bring the information to the public.

He said this a first in Caraga Region, and will soon be implemented in other regions in Mindanao.

This FM Radio will be used to disseminate information such as public announcement, weather updates, government events, and special reports of all government-initiated developments, the official added.

Now on its fourth week of test broadcast, the FM radio station is beginning to dominate the airwaves here and in neighboring provinces of Caraga Region, and is powered at 700-watts

With this development, Caga is inviting everyone to listen to PIA Caraga FM Radio at 107.8 kHz. Apart from news and information, the station also offers all types of music, Caga said. (NCLM/PIA-Caraga)


Tago Local Chief Executives extended the suspension of classes today

By Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Nov. 21 (PIA) -- Tago Mayor Henrich Pimentel, local disaster risk reduction management chair, has announced this morning in a local radio station here that classes in all level in the municipality are still suspended due to the occurrence of moderate to heavy rains.

The declaration was made in order to prevent some eventualities to happen especially that the area was identified as flood-prone because of the Tago River. It is also prone to landslide especially in Barangay Gamut where the Gamut National School is located.

On Monday, Tandag City Mayor Alexander Pimentel declared no classes for elementary level while Tago Mayor declared no classes in all levels.

Meanwhile, the water level in Tago River traversing two (2) municipalities of San Miguel and Tago is still closely monitored as of this time since the water level is now starting to rise again. (NGBT/PIA Surigao del Sur)


DepED Surigao Norte holds 3-day Division Athletic Meet

By Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Nov. 21 (PIA) - The Department of Education-Division of Surigao del Norte has conducted the three-day Division Athletic Meet 2012 with the theme “Excellence Through Quality Sports” at the Provincial Sports Complex, this city.

The event aimed to promote sports development and physical fitness and harness the talents of the students through sports.

The activity kicked off with a parade of all delegates from school districts of Claver, Bacuag, Gigaquit, Placer 1 and Placer 2, Alegria, Mainit, Tagana-an, Tubod, Sison, Anao-aon, Malimono and Surigao del Norte National High School.

In her message, Governor Sol Matugas lauded the efforts of Surigao del Norte Schools Division Superintendent Evelyn Fetalvero and Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Nelia Lomocso for spearheading the said activity that will help develop the athletic talents and skills of the students.

She also thanked the parents for supporting and allowing their children to participate.

Also present during the event are the local chief executives of the different municipalities, DepEd officials, teachers and students from different schools of the province. (SDR/PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)