PIA News Service - Tuesday, January 15, 2013



Educators, mngt consultants to host Phl-Singaporean Math int’l seminar

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) -- The Philippine Educators Management Consultants, Inc. (PEMCI) will host this year’s “International Seminar-Workshop on Philippine and Singaporean Mathematics” slated on January 28-30 at Baguio City.

In a press statement posted on the website of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-Caraga, Dr. Eugenio Dauz, PEMCI president invites public and private universities and colleges to attend the three-day seminar.

With the theme “Promoting Critical and Creative Thinking: Philippine and Singaporean Mathematics,” the overall objective of the event is to identify key factors related to the effective use of learning environment in teaching mathematics.

The event also aims to discover innovative approaches currently employed in enhancing key teacher competencies for the effective use of teaching and learning materials in mathematics.

Likewise, Dr. Dauz said the seminar-workshop aims to design local and global cooperative framework and action plan for the enhancement of educators’ competencies in support of improving critical and creative thinking skills through mathematics.

Target participants to this activity are elementary and secondary education heads, administrators, and teachers from both public and private schools.

However, the official emphasized that other interested individuals from all sectors are also welcome.

To defray expenses, P10,500 for pre-registration will be collected from January 16-23 from participants. Early participants will have to pay P6,500 only for pre-registration on January 18. This covers expenses for snacks, meals, kits and materials, compact discs, certificates, and other incidental expenses.

Dauz pointed out that seminar fee is non-refundable but could be transferred. “In case the fee may be applied and credited as participant’s registration fee in the next or succeeding PEMCI seminars,” he said.

The official further said pre-registration is required, for which pre-registration forms and bank deposit slip details may be faxed through (02)355-2231 or sent to the following email addresses: registration@pemci.com.ph, inquiry@pemci.com.ph, and pemciconsultants@gmail.com. Registration is on January 18, 2013.

For inquiries, interested participants may contact Ms. Ingrid Bonafe, Business Development Officer through 0916-4479120 or (02)579-4011 and (02)330-8320. They can also visit the website at www.pemci.com.ph. (RER/PIA-Caraga)


SP declares Butuan City under state of calamity

By Eldie N. David

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) -- The Sangguniang Panlungsod here has unanimously approved SP Resolution 085-2013 in the regular session held recently, declaring the city under state of calamity.

The resolution, which was jointly authored by all the members of the SP led by Vice Mayor Law Fortun, stemmed from the recent flooding that the city experienced since last week.

Fortun said the declaration was based on the data submitted to the SP by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) which indicated that based on their assessment, there was indeed a need to declare a state of calamity in the city.

Based on their data, there were already about 9,000 individuals who were affected by the continuous flooding in the city. Additionally, about 1,200 hectares of farm lands were destroyed bringing close to P20 million in total damages in the agricultural sector.

About P2.6 million worth of infrastructures were also damaged by the heavy floods. City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. also made the same request with the SP to help the affected sectors who were affected by the flooding.

Fortun said that with the declaration of state of calamity, a contingency plan will be implemented together with the release of a calamity fund for the rehabilitation of the affected sectors of the city. It will also pave the way for the city government of Butuan to implement programs that will help those affected rebuild their livelihood. (RER/Butuan City VMO/PIA-Caraga)


52 Siargao Island residents complete Tesda tech-voc courses

By Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Jan 15 (PIA) – A total of 52 trainees from the different municipalities in Siargao Island completed a training course of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) in Surigao del Norte.

Twenty trainees finished the course on Heavy Equipment Operator-on road highway dump truck (NC-II) and 32 trainees took up Tour Guiding Services (336 hours).

The activity aimed to support and enhance the skills of qualified individuals for possible overseas jobs placement under the skills enhancement program of Tesda and the HEALS agenda of the provincial government of Surigao del Norte.

The activity was graced by the provincial government officials led by Gov. Sol Matugas and Tesda Caraga officials headed by Regional Director Florencio Sunico, assisted by Tesda Surigao del Norte Provincial Director Rodrigo De Villa and Tesda OIC-Provincial Director Liza Budtan and the Local Government Unit of Dapa. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano news: Pangulong Aquino miawhag sa Criminal Investigation and Detection Group nga magpabiling maningkamot alang sa kamatuoran ug hustisya

Ni Fryan E. Abkilan

SURIGAO CITY, Enero 15 (PIA) -- Giawhag ni Pangulong Aquino ang Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) nga magpabiling maningkamot alang sa kamatuoran ug hustisya.

Matud pa sa pangulo sa iyang mensahe atol sa pagsaulog sa 60th Founding Annivesary sa CIDG, nga ang CIDG isip maoy investigative arm sa PNP adunay dakong papel alang sa pagmentinar sa kahapsay ug kalinaw ug pagseguro sa usa ka segurado ug luwas nga katilingban.

Iyang gipasalamat ang CIDG sa mga nahimo niini sulod sa unom ka dekada ug siya naglaom nga unta magpabilin pa nga magmatinud-anon sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka serbisyo pagpakita og integridad, dedikasyon ug kalidad nga trabaho aron mamentinar ang kahapsay ug kaprogresibo sa nasod. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)