12.10.2012

PIA News Service - Monday, December 10, 2012


CHR-Caraga to hold IDP Summit in Butuan

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 10 (PIA) -- As the country celebrates this year’s National Human Rights Consciousness Week, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will organize an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Summit on December 10-11, 2012 at the Mazaua Island Resort, this city.

CHR-Caraga Regional Director Atty. Marylin Pintor said the summit is part of the IDP Protection Project with the United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees.

“The activity aims to raise awareness on the situation of the IDPs with emphasis on the plight of the vulnerable sectors; identify issues in the protection of the IDPs, as well as strategies to address them and to build commitments from the government and other actors,” said Pintor.

Said summit will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


DTI-Caraga to present its year-end accomplishments

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Caraga will be presenting its year-end accomplishments with the local tri-media in the city on December 17 at the DTI-Caraga Conference Room here.

 DTI-Caraga Regional Director Brielgo Pagaran said, they will be presenting the agency’s 2012 major accomplishments and highlights from major activities, programs and projects that they have implemented in the region.

“Said activity is aimed to provide information to media people, civil society organizations, local government units and other stakeholders on what the agency has done for the year and generate responses, comments and feedbacks from the participants on how the agency could improve its services and activities,” said Pagaran.

The DTI shall be considering those responses in coming up with the next year’s plans and activities. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Bad gov’t service? Text 0908-8816565

By Michael Punongbayan

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PIA) -- Reporting and complaining about inefficiency, discourtesy, and even red tape in government offices is now a text message away.

Since almost every Filipino has a cellular phone, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced the launching of a faster way for the public to air their grievances and expect action through short messaging system (SMS).

CSC chairman Francisco Duque III said citizens may now access the government’s central helpline, dubbed Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB), not just by a phone call but also by sending a text message to 0908-8816565.

He bared that opening additional channels or means for reaching the complaints center will make it easier and more convenient for the public to complain about inefficiency, discourtesy, and fixing in government services.

“Through the Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB), we aim to engage citizens to be the primary drivers of the kind of service they want to get from their civil servants,” Duque said.

Last Sept. 27, the CSC, with members of the CCB steering committee from the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), launched the program.

For its initial implementation, six agencies including the CSC, National Computer Center, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Department of Health, and the DTI have electronically interconnected their call centers to the CCB.

The CCB is accessible nationwide by dialing 1-6565 using PLDT, Smart, and Digitel landlines, Mondays to Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with each call to charge P5.00 plus VAT. (CSC/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: NSO magsasagawa ng Reg’l Dissemination Forum para sa 2010 Annual Survey ng ASPBI, SICT

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Dis. 10 (PIA) -- Pangungunahan ng National Statistics Office (NSO) Caraga ang Regional Dissemination Forum para sa 2010 Annual Survey ng Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) at 2012 Survey on Information and Communication Technology (SICT) na gaganapin ngayong Disyembre 18 sa Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort ng lungsod.

Ang forum ay naglalayong palakasin ang kaalaman ng mga ahensya at mga gumagamit ng datos sa importansya ng economic survey data at magbigay pagkilala sa 20 respondent na nakagawa ng mga dekalidad na datos at naaayon sa tamang oras, ayon kay Statistician Reynaldo Magno ng NSO-Caraga.

“Ang forum ay dadaluhan ng mga provincial planners, city planners at mga kinatawan ng mga national government agencies, lokal na pamahalaan, non-government organization, people’s organizations, academe at mga nagmamay-ari ng negosyo, mga awardees at iba pa,” ani Magno.

Ang forum ay magsisilbing lugar din upang makakalap ng suporta para sa 2012 Census of Philippine Business and Industry na gaganapin sa April 2013.

Para naman sa karagdagang katanungan o impormasyon, maaari tumawag sa NSO sa numerong (085) 225-5219. (NCLM/DSM/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: DSWD pangungunahan ang taunang SLP Congress sa Butuan

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Dis. 10 (PIA) -- Pangungunahan ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga ang taunang Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Congress na gaganapin sa Disyembre 13 sa Balanghai Hotel ng lungsod.

Ang congress ay magsisilbing lugar kung saan maipapakita natin sa iba ang mga produkto na ginawa ng mga benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino na proyektong pinondohan ng SLP, ayon kay DSWD-Caraga Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat.

Isa sa mga aabangan sa aktibidad ay ang gallery viewing at product selling na bubuksan sa publiko mula 11 n.u hanggang 1 n.h.

“Ito ay isang paraan upang itaguyod ang ating mga produkto sa mga mamimili na siya namang tutulong sa ating mga benepisyaryo upang maging produktibo,” ani Jabagat.

Dahil dito, ang DSWD-Caraga ay umaasa sa suporta ng mga ahensya ng pamahalaan para sa lalo pang ika-uunlad ng mga benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilya. (NCLM/DSM-PIA Caraga)


Cebuano news: Pangulong Aquino gideklara ang State of National Calamity

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Dis. 10 (PIA) -- Gideklara sa Pangulo niadtong Biyernes ang State of National Calamity aron mapadali ang operasyon sa rescue, relief ug rehabilitasyon sa naangol nga mga probinsya sa Mindanao nga naigo sa bagyong Pablo.

Gipagawas ni Pangulong Aquino ang Proclamation No. 522 nga magtugot sa mga local government units aron gamiton ang ilang mga calamity funds sa operasyon sa rescue, relief ug rehabilitasyon.

Mapadali usab niini ang pagpagawas sa mga hinabang gikan sa gobyerno ug mga pribadong sektor, lakip na ang mga donasyon gikan sa laing nasod ug bantayan usab niini ang mga presyo sa nag-unang mga palitonon sa mga apektadong lugar.

Ang mga naangol nga mga probinsya mao ang Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental ug Davao del Norte , Surigao del Sur, lanao del Norte, Misamis Oriental ug Cagayan de Oro City, Siquijor ug Palawan. (RER/SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)