12.12.2012

PIA News Service - Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Coop members join CDA, RCDC in the 'Cooperative Advocacy Run' 2012

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 12 (PIA) – Some 200 members of the cooperatives from different provinces in Caraga region participated the ‘Cooperative Advocacy Run’ on Wednesday from Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) gymnasium, J. C. Aquino to Agusan del Norte Provincial Covered Court, this city.

This is the first time that the CDA with the Regional Cooperative Development Council (RCDC) conducted a fun run activity, CDA-Caraga Regional Director Manuela Pelaez said.

This activity is also simultaneously done in all regions of the country by the coops, as the celebration of the International Cooperative Year (ICY) culminates today.

“Thank you very much to our coop members and partner agencies in the government for their cooperation and support for this event. The Cooperative Advocacy Run is aimed to promote cooperativism with prosperity and peace… As coops, we should always do our duties and responsibilities honestly with integrity,” said Pelaez.

Pelaez added that cooperatives should be transformative and innovative in order to sustain, expand and affect more lives for its development.

Meanwhile, after the culmination program at the provincial covered court, representatives from the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga led the ‘Hataw’ exercise.

The event is anchored on the theme, “Transformative Cooperatives for People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace (Run 4Ps).” (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


DSWD-Caraga, partner-agencies conducts flash mob in Butuan’s public places

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 12 (PIA) – In line with the International Day Against Trafficking (IDAT), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga with partner agencies conducted a flash mob activity on Wednesday at the Bancasi Airport here, city hall lobby, and bus terminal.

DSWD-Caraga Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat said in a statement that it is a two-day activity aimed at raising public awareness against human trafficking.

On December 13, Thursday, the same team will again conduct the flash mob activity inside Gaisano Mall and at Guingona Park, Butuan City.

The team also distributed flyers, stickers and fans containing the details on the campaign against human trafficking.

A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire and artistic expression. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


TESDA Caraga launches website

By Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 12 (PIA) – The Technical Education Skill and Development Authority (Tesda) Caraga has launched its own website at Red Palm Hotel, this city.

TESDA Caraga Regional Director Edwin C. Gatinao, in his welcomed message said that the creation of this website aims to make Tesda Caraga become competitive globally.

“This Website will provide a link of information for the development of our service to the people, because we want to become globally competitive,” Gatinao said.

Dir. Gatinao also said that the launching of website was timely service for clients and stakeholders.

Today, almost all government agencies throughout the world are operating their services to the public using a website as an alternative way to transact with them, he said.

“When the internet keeps moving forward and advancing, the agency’s services need to advance as well. If agencies do not own or operate online services as well as physical offices, they will be less accessible to those clients who do not have the luxury of time and money to transact personally at their respective business address,” Dir. Gatinao added.

Dir. Gatinao also congratulated the Tesda Caraga Website developer namely Elpsalms David Franco, Alvin John Verano and Judah Adrian Rivero, who devoted their time to make this project possible.

TesdaCaraga website's URL is www.tesda caraga.com. (NCLM/PIA-Caraga)


Philippine Futsal League slated in Butuan

By Eldie N. David

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 12 (PIA) -- The Philippine Futsal League (Mindanao Leg) is scheduled for kick-off on December 15-16, 2012 at the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Gym which will be hosted by the Butuan-Agusan Norte Football Assocation (BANFA) and initiated by the Philippine Futsal Committee in coordination with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

The Futsal League is an open tournament for Men’s Futsal Team which will be participated by all the 17 football associations in Mindanao. “Futsal is a 5-a-side version of football played in smaller fields, or indoor gyms and courts with a smaller ball. The Philippine Futsal Community is a group dedicated to promoting Futsal in the Philippines. With the recent rise of the popularity of football and the longtime clamor for a better football program locally, futsal has great potential for becoming a foundation for world class football in the Philippines since it’s more easily accessible to people,” according to the Futsal Committee.

For his part, BANFA President and Vice Mayor Law Fortun has expressed elation over the choice of Butuan City as host to this year’s Mindanao Leg of the tournament as this is a clear manifestation that the country’s football community has recognized BANFA’s solid contribution in promoting the game of football. According to Fortun this will also be a big opportunity to promote Butuan City to visitors since close to 200 football players will be coming over to compete in the said tournament. This is yet another feather in the cap of Fortun who was able to ignite passion for the sport and rebuild a strong football community in Butuan City which was in muddled in the past years. (NCLM/BC-VMO/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano news: 1st Surigao Norte Council-Wide & Invitational Peace Scout Jamborette malampusong gibuksan

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Dis. 12 (PIA) -- Ang 1st Surigao del Norte Council-Wide Invitational Peace Scout Jamborette malampon nga giablihan bag-ohay pa lamang didto sa Lipata Hills, Brgy. Lipata, Surigao City.

Ang maong kalihukan nga ngadala sa tema nga Be Prepared: Leadership for Life, Ensuring Peace for Effective and Relevant Scouting,” “ gitambungan nila Governor Sol F. Matugas, 1st District Surigao del Norte Rep. Francisco T. Matugas, Vice Governor Arturo Carlos Egay Jr., BSP Senior Vice President Atty. Wendel E. Avizado nga nagrepresentar kang Vice Pres. Jejomar C. Binay, kinsa maoy usab President sa BSP, BSP Secretary General JR C. Pangilinan, Young International Trainer ug kasamtangang Mayor sa Cabadbaran Dale Corvera, Regional Scout Director sa Eastern Mindanao Dir. Jess Meres and Regional Field Executive sa Eastern Mindanao Arnel Delute.

Mitambong usab ang mga Board members sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa Surigao Norte, mga mayors sa kalungsuran, mga magtutudlo sa upat ka division, mga opisyales sa brgy lipata ug mga miyembro sa BSP-Surigao Norte Council.

Sa keynote speech ni Vice President Jejomar Binay nga gibasa ni Atty. Wendel Avizado nga lumad usab Surigaonon, iyang gipaabot ang pagmahal ni Vice President Binay ug iyang gipasabot ang paghatag importansya sa scouting movement ug iya usab gidasig ang mga kabataan sa makanunayong pag-aktibo ug pagsuporta sa kalihukan sa BSP kay ugma damlag sila na usab ang mamahimong mga lideres.

Mokabat sa 3,000 ka mga delegado ang misalmot sa maong Jamborette gikan sa nagkalain-laing distrito sa Surigao City Division, Surigao del Norte Division, Siargao ug Dinagat Islands Division. (SDR/Provincial Information Center/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano news: BSP mipili kang Cong. Matugas isip Permanent Representative for World Parliamentarians Scouting Movement

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Dis. 12 (PIA) -- Ang Boy Scout of the Philippines gipili bag-ohay pa lamang si Surigao del Norte 1st district Congressman Francisco T. Matugas isip Permanent Representative for World Parliamentarians Scouting Movement.

Ang maong pagkapili gianunsyo ni BSP Senior Vice President Atty. Wendel Avizado atol sa opening sa 1st Surigao del Norte Council-Wide & Invitational Scout Peace Jamborette.

Ang World Parliamentarians Scouting Movement (WPSM) usa kini ka organisasyon sa mga napiling permanent representatives for world parliamentarians scouting movement sa tibuok kalibotan ug kini mopahigayon ug panagtigum matag duha ka tuig.

Niadtong niaging tuig gipahigayon ang maong panagtigum didto sa Seoul, South Korea ug sa sunod tuig gikatakda kining ipahigayon didto sa Tokyo, Japan. (RER/Provincial Information Center/PIA-Surigao del Norte)