2.27.2013

PIA News Service - Wednesday, February 27, 2013



DOST-Caraga to hold Science & Technology Summit in Surigao City

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 27 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga, in partnership with the Regional Development Council (RDC) and the provincial government of Surigao del Norte will be conducting the S & T Summit on March 14 at the Provincial Convention Center, Capitol Compound, Surigao City.

DOST-Caraga Regional Director Dominga Mallonga bared that the S & T Summit is anchored on the theme, “Harnessing Science and Technology for Caraga’s Sustainable Development.”

“The summit aims to bring together various development stakeholders in the region in order to formulate a Science and Technology Roadmap that can be used as a planning framework for development focused on fishery, agro-forestry, minerals, and eco-tourism,” said Mallonga.

Partner stakeholders in government are also enjoined to participate in the forum and share their ideas and insights on the gaps and challenges in science and technology on the following sectors: S & T Education, Eco-Tourism, Mining and Environment, Agro-forestry, Food industry, Metals and Engineering, Aquamarine, ICT for governance and Climate Change. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


One dies, 49,000 persons affected by recent floods in Agusan del Sur

By David M. Suyao

PATIN-AY, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Feb. 27 (PIA) -- One person died by drowning while 49,073 persons or 10,599 families were affected by the recent floods that hit Agusan del Sur since last week due to continuous rains, according to partial report by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office here.

Iped Manligayan, a four-year-old boy from San Luis, died by drowning, while consolidated partial report from six municipalities reveal that 45 barangays were affected.

As of February 26, the municipality of Veruela had the highest number of barangays affected with 12 barangays with 12,125 persons but the second highest in barangays affected which is San Luis with 11 has the highest number of persons affected with 19,577.

Sta. Josefa ranked third with 10 barangays affected with 1,500 persons; La Paz with eight barangays with 10,250 persons; Prosperidad with three barangays affected with 5,000 persons; and Loreto with only one barangay and 621 persons.

Three municipalities also reported damages on agricultural crops, mostly rice.

In Sta. Josefa, 395 hectares planted with rice were damaged, Veruela with 441 hectares of rice field damaged, and Esperanza with 494 rice fields and two hectares of corn fields were damaged.

The municipality of La Paz has already released 120 relief packs to affected families, where each pack contained two kilos rice, one tin sardines, and two sachets noodles.

The PDRRMC and the MDRRMCs are already conducting actual assessment on the extent of damages brought by the recent floods. (DMS/PIA-Caraga)


DAR-SDS distributes relief goods to victims of typhoon Pablo

By Myra Q. Yu

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Feb. 27 - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Surigao del Sur distributed relief goods to victims of typhoon “Pablo” in the various barangays of Lingig, this province recently.

About 1,500 households comprising of three (3) barangays (Tagpoporan, Bong-gan and Barcelona) were extended of the help not only the affected agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) but as well as the residents of the said barangays.

Donations came from DAR Caraga 13, DAR Region 10, Clean Philippines Mancagangi Chapter Tandag City, CARES Cooperative, DAR Ladies Association, DAR Employees Association-Surigao del Sur Chapter and some private individuals.

“It was indeed a fulfilling activity to be able to impart in one way or another to ease the plight of those affected”, PARO Benjamin Mataksil said. (NGBT/DAR-Surigao del Sur/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino miawhag kang Sultan Kiram nga undangon na ang Sabah Standoff

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Peb. 27 (PIA) – Giawhagan ni Presidente Aquino kagahapon si Sultan Jamalul Kiram III sa Sulu sa pagpabalik sa iyang mga suporters nga tagpimsok sa parteng Lahad Datu lungsod sa eastern province sa Sabah, Malaysia aron malinawon nga maundang ang duh aka semana nga stand-off tali sa mga awtoridad sa Malaysia ug Sultan sa Sulu nga miangkon sa maong yuta.

Matud sa Presidente, nga ang mga gobyerno sa Pilipinas ug Malaysia mihimo na og mga koordinasyon aron malinawon nga maresulba ang sitwasyon.

Matud pa niya nga ilang gipaningkamotan nga malinawong maresulba ang maong isyu alang sa kaayuhan sa tanan, mao nga sila padyon gyud maningkamot ug dili mounding hangtod nga maresulba kini nga malinawon.

Iyang gipasabot nga dili pa ulahi para tanang mga partido nga lingkoran ug diskusyonan ang maong mga isyu nga malinawon ug nahisubay sa balaod. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)