PIA News Service - Tuesday, December 11, 2012


IPs in San Miguel receive 'Give a Gift' from GMA Kapuso

By Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Dec. 11 (PIA) -- The GMA Kapuso Foundation Inc's "Give a Gift Alay sa Batang Pinoy” distributed Noche Buena package to students of School for Indigenous Knowledge Arts and Traditions (Sikat) school and community of Indigenous People (IP) identified as a conflict area in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur on December 7-8 according to the Philippine Army.

Capt Rowel Caacbay 36IB CMO officer revealed the “Give a Gift” activity was successfully conducted through a Bayanihan effort in coordination with the provincial government headed by Gov. Johnny Pimentel, together with Department of Education headed by Schools Divisions Superintendent Dr. Teofila Cabatuan, 36IB commanding Officer LTC Joseph Norwin Pasamonte, and Municipal Tribal Chieftain Datu Rico Maca.

Cpt Caacbay also added that 1,632 gift packages composed of toys, food stuff & personal hygiene kit had been distributed to the clustered students of three Sikat schools from the residents of barangays Bolhoon, Carromata, Upper Bagyang, Calatngan, and Bitaugan.


"A Give a Gift program is a step towards enhancing IP education through Sikat. In partnership with the GMA Kapuso Foundation and other stakeholders the main goals of this partnership is to develop functional environment for IPs specially the young to develop their individual skills into a competitive and progressive member of the community through a quality education and skills development,” Pasamonte said.

The activity is in line with the Bayanihan in partnership with the stakeholders under the “whole nation approach” of the Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) implemented by the Philippine Army. (NGBT with reports from CMO 36IB/PIA Surigao del Sur)


Phil Red Cross to distribute relief Kits to the victims of Pablo in Lingig town

By Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Dec. 11 (PIA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will distributed today the relief kits to the victims of typhoon “Pablo” in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross in Lingig town.

Lingig is among the towns here that was devastated by the recent typhoon “Pablo” that destroyed several houses and uprooted trees and claiming several lives and properties in Caraga region as well as in Compostella Valley

As per report from the PDRRMC as of December 10, casualties reported raised to four in Lingig while several posts of the power lines also were damaged resulted to no power and communication had been restored as of today in the area.

In an interview with PRC Chapter Administrator Abel de Guzman, they will be distributed today the 1000 relief kits from the ICRC to theidentified barangays in Lingig and according to him they had already distributed the 380 kits in the said municipality earlier.

Each relief kit contained 25 kilos of rice, oil, sardines, soy sauce; essential household items such as shelter kit (mosquito net, blanket, water jug, and pail/basin) Kitchen kit (cauldron, plates, glass etc) & hygiene kit (bath soap/laundry soap, toothpaste & tooth brush). Each contains items is enough for a family with five members. (NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Entrepreneurs get early Christmas treat

By Junesther Jean S. Iway and Eldie N. David

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 11 (PIA) -- The Sangguniang Panlungsod in a resolution authorized a group of business enthusiasts to display their goods along the sidewalk stretching from Asialink Department Store up to the corner of P. Burgos Street during the duration of the Christmas Season starting from December 1 to January 6 at business hours from 7 p.m. to 12 m.n.

The city government shall provide portable tents that will be used by the vendors with a rental fee of P120 a day. This is imposed to simply insure the beauty and uniformity of the City.

This opportunity was given by the City Government of Butuan to a group of vendors to help promote our business industry in this city and help empower small business groups to excel and be known in their respective crafts. With this, it will create more job opportunities for the people of this city giving them a worthwhile livelihood for the Christmas holidays.

Vice Mayor Law Fortun said this is their way of helping the vendors gain livelihood who have been threatened to be demolished recently. According to Fortun that in the spirit of Christmas, these small entrepreneurs should also be accorded humane treatment for which their presence can also boost the economy of the City. (Vice Mayor’s Office/LGU-Butuan/PIA-Caraga)


FSUU to provide technical assistance in framing Butuan’s tourism master plan

By Junesther Jean S. Iway

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 11 (PIA) -- The Sangguniang Panlungsod has authorize City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. to sign a memorandum of understanding with Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) for the latter to develop a Butuan City Tourism Master Plan.

The FSUU will provide technical assistance in terms of document processing through its development center. (Vice Mayor’s Office/LGU-Butuan/PIA-Caraga)


Surigaonon news: City PESO, DOLE, AL-ALAMIA Int’l Manpower Services mipahigayon og urgent special recruitment

Ni Annette P. Villaces

SURIGAO CITY, Dis 11 (PIA) – Ang buhatan nan City Public Employment Services Office, Department of Labor & Employment ug AL-ALAMIA International Manpower Services mipahigayon bag-ohay pa lamang nan isa ka urgent special recruitment sa mga gusto motrabaho sa laing nasod na didto tagpahigayon sa Luneta Kiosk, ning syudad.

Lakip sa mga nasod ang dinalian na nagkinahanglan nan mga trabahante amo an Dubai, Oman, Kuwait ug Qatar, ug pipila sa mga trabaho an pwedeng ma-aplayan amo an baby sitter, tutor, lady driver, private nurses ug caregiver.

Ang kwalipikasyo sa tagkinahanglang na mga aplikante amo an mga babaje, nag-edad 23 ngadto 40 anyos, dayaga man o minyo, first timer o ex-abroad, nakatungtong sa elementarya, sekondarya o college level, makabayo mosuyat, makasulti sanan makasabot nan iningles, ug adunay valid ID’s.

Sumaya pa ni City PESO Manager Gloria Gemina, sila nakadawat nan mokapin kon kuyang 50 ka mga aplikante sa amo na mga bakanteng na trabaho. (City PIO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano news: Senado pangulohan ang pagpahigayon sa 5th Global Conference of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption

Ni Fryan E. Abkilan

SURIGAO CITY, Dis. 11 – Ang Senado sa Pilipinas maoy mangulo sa pagpahigayon sa 5th Global Conference of the Global Organizations of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) sunod tuig.

Subay niini, ang Pangulo mipagawas na og Memorandum Order (MO) No. 51 niadtong Nobyembre 28, aron paghatag og direktiba ngato sa tanang hintungdan nga mga ahensya sa paglihok ug pag-asister sa maong kalihukan.

Ang maong kalihukan gikatakdang ipahigayon sa Enero 30 ngato Pebrero 2, 2013 didto sa Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), CCP Complex, Manila.

Pagapangulohan sa Senado ang maong kalihukan sa tinguha niini nga maipakita ang hugot nga determinasyon sa gobyerno aron wagtangon ang korupsyon ug kapobrehon sa nasod ug aron pag-awhag ug pagpakita usab og maayong buhat ngadto sa nagkalain-laing mga nasod.
Ang gitahasang mga ahensya aron motabang ug moasister alang sa maong kalihukan mao ang Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism, Department of Justice, Department of Health, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Customs, Manila International Airport Authority, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). (PIA-Surigao del Norte)