PIA News Service - Wednesday, June 5, 2013



Tourism council to address problems in past Naliyagan Festival celebrations

By David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, June 5 (PIA) -- The Provincial Tourism Council (PTC) finalized Tuesday the program of activities for the conduct of the annual Naliyagan Festival slated on June 12-17 this year.

The council also discussed the problems experienced during the past Naliyagan Festivals.

In a meeting yesterday, Professor Theresa Baylon of the Philippine Normal University recalled that an unpleasant incident occured after the cheer dance competition two years ago.

“(It was) shame for us that the incident happened,” Prof. Baylon said.

An eyewitness recalled that people jeered at the cheer dance competition judges of the cheer dance competition contest as plastic bottles went flying everywhere.

That incident alarmed the members of the PTC, and asked the provincial government to look into the matter.

“Actually, the provincial government has given us the assurance for a thorough investigation of the incident, and it was acted upon. But I brought this issue to this forum so that we can find ways and means that the same incident will never happen again,” Prof. Baylon said.

P/SInsp. Lambaco said he will present the issue to the PNP provincial director and promised that they will formulate plans in order to provide tight security measures for the celebration, being the lead agency on safety and security during the celebration. Lambaco added that they will conduct venue inspection all over the Naliyagan Cultural Center where all activities of the Naliyagan Festival will take place.

The Naliyagan Festival is an annual celebration that starts June 12 in time with the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day where Agusan del Sur unveils its rich culture, natural wealth, skills, talents and beauty. It is also a venue where various government agencies extend social services they could offer to the Agusanons. The festival will end on June 17, in time with the celebration of the province’s 46th founding anniversary. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


 3rd Wave SRS implementers trained

BUTUAN CITY, June 5 (PIA) – The 3rd wave Skills and Registry System (SRS) Hands-on Training finally pushes through with 13 Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Managers along with their SRS staff from Caraga Region, recently.

A total of 55 managers and staff attended the said training, here.

Lawyer Nolasco O. Discipulo, DOLE Mediator Arbriter, gave a spiritual advice as he quoted from the Bible: “The rich follows the rich; the poor follows the poor; the rich will never follow the poor”. “To be effective in whatever you do, you have to follow the 4Ps (Perseverance, Persistence, Prayer and Purity of Intensions) as the road map to success, particularly in the implementation of the program thrust of the department.”

The highlight of the activity was the actual hands-on application of the SRS off-line database, initiated by the ISA II of DOLE Regional Office, Ms. Iris C. Asis. Participants paid special attention as the speaker delivered the comprehensive procedure of the system.

Ms. Gloria A. Varquez, TSSD Chief of DOLE Caraga Region, thanked the participants in her closing remarks as the PESO Managers committed to generate and submit registrants report every month. She further stressed the importance of the SRS program as an instrument in bridging the gap between the employer and the applicant. The data collated will also be utilized as a tool for research in mitigating job mismatch in Caraga Region. (NCLM/DOLE-13/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: Pang. Aquino: Hayaan natin ang malakas na ekonomiyang nagaganap sa bansa ang siyang magsabi

Ni David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hunyo 5 (PIA) -- Sinabi ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III noong Lunes na pababayaan niyang ang malakas na ekonomiya ng bansa sa unang tatlong buwan ng taon at ang posible pang paglakas nito sa pang apat hanggang pang anim na buwan ng taong ito ang siyang magpahiwatig at magsabi, kaysa pangungunahan ang mga credit rating agencies na nagbibigay sa bansa ng mataas na antas sa rating pagdating sa ekonomiya.

Sa pakikipanayam sa Pangulong Aquino noong siya ay dumalo sa Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC) Dividends sa Palasyo ng Malacanang, sinabi niya na habang alam niya na ang Moody’s, isang nangungunang tanggapan na nagbibigay ng credit ratings, research at risk analysis ay napuna na ang Gross Domestic Growth at record budget surplus sa unang tatlong buwan ng taong ito, nais pa rin niyang maghintay ng balita mula sa kanila.

“Mahirap naman ako magsalita for an agency that I don’t belong to (Mahirap naman ako magsalita para sa isang ahensya na hindi naman ako kasali), ano. Ayoko silang i-preempt (pangunahan). Siguro gayahin ko na rin iyong ating attitude na baka may mausog pa, so hintayin nalang natin ‘yung balita nila,” ayon sa Presidente.

Ang Moody’s ay ang huling global credit rating na ahensiya na hanggang ngayon ay may ibinibigay pa ring grado sa Pilipinas na masbaba para sa investment grade.

Ang Fitch ang siyang unang nagtaas ng ng credit rating ng Pilipinas sa parehong antas ng mga nasa listahang “A” na mga bansa noong Marso habang ang Standard and Poors kasama na ang Japan Credit Rating na ahensiya ay sumunod noong Mayo. (RER/DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Cebuano news: Mga social workers giawhag ni Presidente Aquino sa pakigtambayayong sa gobyerno alang sa environmental protection, disaster preparedness and risk reduction nga mga kalihukan

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Hunyo 5 (PIA) -- Giawhag ni Presidente Aquino ang tanang mga social workers sa pakigtambayayong sa gobyerno sa paglusad og nagkalain-laing mga kalihukan alang sa environmental protection, disaster preparedness ug risk reduction atol sa 2013 Asia Pacific Regiona Social Work Conference kagahapon didto sa Manila Hotel.

Giablihan kagahapon ang 2013 Asia Pacific Regional Social Work Conference didto sa Manila Hotel nga gipasiugdahan sa International Federation of Social Workers Asian & Pacific Association for Social Work Education, ang Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. ug ang National Association of Social Work Inc.

Ang maong panagtigum nga adunay tema nga “Social Work Amidst Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management: Building Capacities and Global Partnership” moluntad hangtod ugmang adlawa. (RER/SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)