(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 25 January 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data in the vicinity of Talacogon, Agusan del Sur (8.3°N, 125.8°E). The entire Caraga region will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Moderate to Strong winds coming from Southeast to East will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas / (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

PIA News Service - Friday, July 5, 2013

PNP-13 joins peace rally in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY, July 5 (PIA) -- Officials of the Philippine National Police – Police Regional Office 13 (PNP-PRO 13) joined a civic organization-initiated peace rally.

The activity kicked-off with a walk for peace from Barangay Libertad towards Guingona’s Park by several government and private institutions while a motorcade routed Butuan City roads and highways.

The rally was highlighted by messages from rebel returnees, Ka “Jojo” and PO3 Severino Ranoma, a former NPA who turned into a policeman.

Police Director Manuel Barcena, Director of Directorate for Integrated Police Operation-Eastern Mindanao, in his message, called on the participants to be vigilant against forces that intends to disrupt peace and order.

“Let us be vigilant and united to surpass the communist scheme. We must encourage the people to cooperate and help the government to end CPP-NPA terroristic movement,” Barcena said.

Other activities include singing of “Ang Bayan Kong Pilipinas”, releasing of balloons signifying there is freedom in peace and a covenant signing with the Philippine Army; PNP; cities of Butuan, Bayugan, Cabadbaran, and the municipality of Nasipit, Karancho, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Caraga State University, Holy Child College, Saint Joseph Institute of Technology, and Agusan Institute of Technology. (FEA/PNP-PRO 13/PIA-Caraga)

PRO-13 receives more vehicles, equipment

By PO2 Alexander C. Calanza

BUTUAN CITY, July 5 (PIA) –--The Philippine National Police - Regional Office Caraga (PNP-PRO 13) awarded additional vehicles and equipment coming from National Headquarters (NHQ) to enhance the capabilities of police stations and other units in combating crime and immediate response.

PRO-13 Regional Director P/CSupt. Getulio P Napeñas led the blessing and turn-over of three patrol vehicles and motorcycles, troop carrier from NHQ at Camp Rafael C Rodriguez in Barangay Libertad, this city.

The said vehicles were distributed to different municipalities in the region. Among these were the Municipal Police Station (MPS) of General Luna in Siargao Island which got one vehicle, San Francisco MPS of Agusan del Sur received one vehicle and one motorcycle, Veruela MPS of Agusan del Sur received a vehicle, Burgos MPS of Siargao Island received one motorcycle, and Nasipit MPS of Agusan del Norte received one motorcycle. On the other hand, the troop carrier truck and van was turned-over to regional headquarters.

Napeñas, likewise, handed-over the Kevlar helmets to Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Director P/SSupt. Eugenio Paguirigan.

The regional director also facilitated the distribution of Kevlar helmets and bulletproof vests to the elite forces and maneuvering unit such as Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) and Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) of PNP in the region.

Napeñas also handed over one unit of computer desktop donated by Public Safety Savings and Loan Association Inc. to 131st Regional Public Safety Company of Sitio Cutlog, Brgy Bahi, Barobo, Surigao del Sur. (FEA/PNP-PRO 13/PIA-Caraga)

Over 400 DSWD-Tesda beneficiaries complete Cash for Training Program in Surigao del Norte

By Robert E. Roperos     

BUTUAN CITY, July 5 – The Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have awarded on Wednesday Certificates of Training Completion to some 439 beneficiaries of the Cash for Training Project (C4TP) in Surigao del Norte.

TESDA Surigao del Norte OIC Provincial Director Liza Budtan said a total of 249 trainees completed under the program’s self-employment (hanapbuhay) component while 190 have finished the wage employment (trabaho).

During the culmination program held at the Provincial Convention Center in Surigao City, Budtan told the graduates that the event marked the start of their journey for technical education and skills development to be their tool in fighting poverty.

“Now, you have reached your destination. In a short while, the head of your respective Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) providers, will very soon recommend each one of you, to be confirmed as graduate of your chosen qualification, being considered competent of your respective qualification,” PD Budtan said.

Meanwhile, TESDA-Caraga Regional Director Dr. Florencio Sunico Jr. emphasized that the event is considered a “Triumph of Convergence” as the project takes the entire community to be involved in the conduct of trainings to the beneficiaries.

Dir. Sunico also challenged the 439 graduates to excel in their chosen field of skills expertise and become productive citizens of the country. He likewise underscored the rationale of the event saying that the graduation is a milestone and a celebration.

“We look at graduation as a milestone and a celebration… We might have just conducted the activity individually by schools but we have decided to gather you all here because this event is very important to you and to your family and friends… This is relevant and very meaningful not only to you but also for us in the government sector who guided you in the implementation of the program… We share the triumph you have in you,” Dir. Sunico said.

The TESDA chief of the region also stressed the C4TP trainings do not only developed the skills and capacity of the beneficiaries. More importantly, he said right values and attitude were also inculcated into the minds of the students for them to be equipped not only with technical skills but as well as moral and spiritual values.

“Aside from the technical skills and competence acquired by our graduates, they were also trained on obtaining moral and spiritual values – factors for which can make an individual succeed in whatever his/her endeavor,” Sunico said.

In a related development, Crispiniano Sajor Jr., a graduate of Automotive/Driving NC II at the Provincial Training Center is grateful for availing the program. He said that through this program, skills and abilities of every Filipino is developed.

“I am so thankful that I was able to avail of the program of the national government headed by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III through TESDA and DSWD… Through this program, skills and abilities of every Filipino could be developed for them to have a better living,” Sajor said.

Sajor further said through the C4TP, DSWD has entrusted a vision of preparing the youth for job employments to TESDA who is tasked to rain and educate the students.

Under the self-employment component, 96 graduated in Computer Hardware Servicing; Commercial Cooking – 61; Automotive NC 1/Driving NC II – 78; Consumer Electronics Services – 4 and; Beauty Care – 10.

For the wage employment, 104 graduates received their certificates of completion in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II; 30 from Housekeeping; Food and Beverage Services (FBS)/Bartending – 11; Electrical Installation & Maintenance/Masonry – 15 and; Electrical Installation & Maintenance/Carpentry – 30.

The project is in support to government’s thrust in providing a sustainable intervention to improve the plight and condition of the youth and empower them through skills training and assistance towards gainful employment and entrepreneurial activities.

The implementation of the program is in partnership with TESDA and the DSWD through the leadership of Sec. Joel Villanueva and Sec. Corazon Dinky Soliman, respectively. (NCLM/TESDA-13/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: Matba pormal ng milingkod isip bag-ong gobernador sa AgNor

Ni Roselyn Gangca-Exaure

BUTUAN CITY, Hulyo 5 (PIA) -- Pormal na nga milingkod isip bag-ong gobernador sa Agusan del Norte si Hon. Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba niadtong adlaw nga lunes July 1, 2013, sa iyang buhatan sa Provincial Capitol ning syudad sa Butuan. Sayo nga midangat sa iyang buhatan si Gov. Matba kon diin mitambong pa kini sa Flag Raising Ceremony ug mainiton usab kini nga gidawat sa libuan ka mga empleyado sa kapitolyo.

Unang nakigtagbo si Gov. Matba sa nagkadaiyang empleyado sa tanang buhatan sa kapitolyo uban ang ilang mga hepe ug adiser pa kini moabi-abi sa mga lokal nga mga opisyales sa nagkadaiyang munisipyo ug barangay ning lalawigan, dayon ang mga nagkadaiyang lokal ug national nga mga buhatan.

Hangtud karong adlawa sa iyang pag-opisina nagpunsisok pa gihapon ang mga nagkadaiyang bisita nga buot makig- courtesy call sa bag-ong gobernadora.

Subay niini gipasalig ni Gov. Angel Matba nga iyang ipadayon ang nasugdan na nga mga kalamboan, programa ug mga proyekto alang sa katawhang Agusanon sa iyang magulang nga karon mao na usab ang representante sa ikaduhang distrito sa Agusan del Norte nga si Cong. Erlpe John M. Amante.

Samtang, lauman usab nga modangat karon adlawa si Chief Justice Ma. Lourdez Sereno aron usab makighimamat sa bag-ong gobernadora sa probinsya. (JSN/PIO-AdN/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: Bottom-up budgeting workshop gitambungan sa bag-ong gobernador

Ni Roselyn Gangca-Exaure

BUTUAN CITY, Hulyo 5 (PIA) - Mitambong si Agusan del Norte Gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba uban ni Provincial Administrator Percianita G. Racho sa gipahigayon nga Provincial Presentation sa programang Buttom-up Budgeting kon diin usa kini ka flagship program sa PNoy Administration.

Diin tumong niini nga mapakonhod ang kapobrehon sa tibook nasud pinaagi sa pag-ila sa mga pangkalambuang panginahanglan sa usa ka lokalidad uban ang hugot nga partisipasyon sa kumonidad.

Ang maong panagtigum gipasiugdahan kini sa Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) ubos sa buhatan sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Nahimong partisipante ang napulo (10) ka mga Municipal Mayors ug usa ka City Mayor ning lalawigan sa Agusan del Norte, uban ang mga City ug Municipal Development Coordinators, Local Government Operations Officer, ug tulo ka mga Civil Society Organization nga mga signatory sa anti-poverty plan sa napulo ka mga lungsod ug usa ka syudad sa lalawigan sa Agusan del Norte. (FEA/JSN/PIO-AdN/PIA-Caraga)