PIA News Service - Tuesday, June 4, 2013



Butuan Habitat for Humanity turns-over Multi-Purpose Hall

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, June 4 (PIA) -- The Habitat for Humanity Incorporated here turned-over on Saturday the newly-constructed Multi-Purpose Hall in Christ the King, Ambago, this city where the senior citizens, young adults and children will gather together for their community activities.

Butuan Habitat for Humanity Inc. (BHFHI) President Mrs. Nora Rama, together with HFHP-Davao City Area Manager Atty. Jun-Jun Sawadjaaan; BHFHI Vice President Engr. Heddy Sumalpong; BHFHI Program Administrator Mr. Joseph Vicente BaƱares; and BHFHI Board Member Mr. Santiago Tagapulot, led the ceremonial ribbon-cutting witnessed by the participants and residents at the said area.

Rama expressed her warm thanks and gratitude to all the guests, partner-stakeholders and volunteers from Alpha Phi Omega for their efforts and support to make this endeavor successful. She also acknowledged the Angelo King Foundation that sponsored the funding of the building construction.

“We are glad that finally our partners in the community here can now use this multi-purpose hall for good. With this, we hope to strengthen your working relationship as neighbors and do your activities peacefully,” said Rama.

Atty. Sawadjaaan also stressed that the main aim of the Habitat is to bring people together and to build houses in union for the unprivileged people in the community with partner-stakeholders.

"I will be back here in Butuan and with the Angelo King Foundation, we are committed to give more projects for the benefit of our people in the community here and even outside Butuan," he said.

Sawadjaaan further emphasized that the Habitat will also intensify disaster preparedness in the communities thru conducting trainings and providing necessary equipment. "We must see to it that we have close coordination with the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, city government and other concerned agencies in times of calamity/disaster," he added.

CTK Home Owners Association thru its President Mr. Solomom Callano, received the ceremonial key from the BHFHI thru Vice President Engr. Sumalpong.

“Keys symbolize ownership, security, privacy and opportunity. With these keys in your hands, you can now say that you already have a house and a multi-purpose center you can call your own. From now on, you will take full control over your house and this multi-purpose center giving your family the security, privacy and comfort they need. Having been freed from the burden of homelessness, it is our fervent prayer that your lives will be filled with success and prosperity according to the fullness of God’s plan and intervention for you. Keep in mind that the ultimate owner of our lives and your house is God and we are only stewards of them. May God’s blessings be upon you and your home,” Sumalpong highlighted.

With tears of joy, Mr. and Mrs. Taganile, one of the New Home partners in Kinamlutan, Butuan City expressed their happiness to the BHFHI, Angelo King Foundation, and volunteers for giving them a home to live in. The couple promised to take care of the house provided to them.

Meanwhile, BHFHI Program Administrator Joseph Banares bared that after its project in Christ the King, Ambago, the Habitat will put up another project in Barangay Pagatpatan and in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

The 10 young volunteers from the Alpha Phi Omega were acknowledged and received Certificate of Appreciation for their continued volunteerism and support to Habitat. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano news: Mokantidad sa P28-bilyones kontribusyon gikan sa 38 ka mga GOCCs gitunol ngadto kang Presidente Aquino

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Hunyo 4 (PIA) -- Mokantidad sa P28 bilyones nga kontribusyon gikan sa mga Governmet-Owned and –Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) ang gitunol ngadto kang Presidente Aquino atol sa GOCC Dividend Day kagahapon didto sa Malakanyang.

Ang 38 ka mga GOCCs mitunol kagahapon sa mokantidadP28 bilyon ug lain pang mga remittances ngadto sa nasyunal nga panudlanan gikan sa ilang operasyon sa tuig 2012.

Ubos sa Republic Act No. 7656, ang tanang GOCCs kinahanglan modeklara ug mohatag og 50 porsyento sa ilang tinuig nga kinitaan ngadto sa National Government.

Ang 28 bilyones nga dibidendo nagagikan sa kinitaan sa otso ka mga GOCCs nga nakahatag og mokantidad 1- bilyon nga mao ang Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).

Lakip usab ang PAGCOR nga mihatag og P7.18-bilyon, LBP (P6.24-billion), DBP (P3.16-billion), BCDA (P2.30-billion), PSALM (P2-billion), MIAA (P1.54-billion), PPA (1.03-billion)ug PRA (P1 billion). (RER/SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)