7.01.2013

PIA News Service - Monday, July 1, 2013

LCEs to attend Regional Summit on DRRM in Butuan City

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, July 1 (PIA) - Local chief executives (LCEs) in the different municipalities and cities of Caraga region will be participating in the three-day Regional Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) on July 10-12 at the LJ Mega Convention Hall in St. Joseph Subdivision, this city.

The event which is in line with the observance of this year’s National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) is led by RDRRMC chairperson and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director Liza Mazo.

She will be assisted by the four vice chairpersons of the different committees namely Preparedness, Prevention and Mitigation, Response, and Rehabilitation and Recovery. These are: Regional Director Dominga Mallonga of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Regional Director Carmencita Cochingco of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Regional Director Minda Brigoli of the Department of Social Welfare and Development DSWD), and Regional Director Lilibeth Famacion of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Mazo encouraged all LCEs to support and attend the three-day affair wherein concerned government agencies will discuss different topics related to DRRM.

“The general objective of the regional summit is to come up with a comprehensive and standard understanding of the LCEs of their DRRM roles and responsibilities for the effective and efficient delivery of government serves,” said Mazo.

Mazo added that the summit will serve as a venue to identify and highlight significant LCE roles and responsibilities in DRRM; learn from experiences and challenges of selected LDRRMCs; acquire knowledge on local DRRM planning, tools and protocols; and affirm commitment to DRRM action.

On the first day (July 10), among the topics to be discussed include the Early Warning System; Public Storm Warning Signals (EO 66); Project NOAH/Regional Alert Level System for Coordination; Hazard Assessment; Mainstreaming of Climate Change Adaptation and DRR into the Comprehensive Land Use Plan; Incident Command System; Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis; Management of Evacuation Centers; and Post Disaster Needs Assessment.

On the second day (July 11), Gov. Sol Matugas, provincial governor of Surigao del Norte will share her province’ DRRM learning experiences and challenges, as well as Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr; Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur Mayor Candelario Viola Jr; and Punong Barangay Irenio Yncierto of Brgy. San Juan, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

Establishment of local DRRM office and filling-up of plantilla position will also be discussed by representatives coming from the Department of Budget and Management, Civil Service Commission, and OCD. Salient features of joint memorandum circular No. 2013-1 on the allocation and utilization of LDRRM fund will also be presented.

Meanwhile, on the last day of summit, the participating-LCEs will review its significant roles and responsibilities in DRRM and will sign in the declaration of commitment to DRRM Action.

The activity form part of the month-long observance of NDCM. This year’s observance is anchored on the theme "Ligtas na Bayan, Maunlad na Pamayanan!" (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Caraga RDRRMC emphasizes preparedness, disaster risk reduction in the communities

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, July 1 (PIA) -- As the observance of this year’s National Disaster Consciousness Month kicked-off Monday, the member-agencies of Caraga’s Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) convened at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) regional office here for the press conference with other guests, partner-stakeholders.

RDRRMC chair and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga Regional Dir. Liza Mazo said the council has been continuously conducting trainings, capacity building to local government units (LGUs) in the region to enhance their knowledge and skills in disaster risk and management in any eventualities.

“We are calling on all the Local Chief Executives (LCEs) in the region to support and attend the Three-day Regional Summit on DRRM set on July 10-12, 2013 at the LJ Mega Convention Hall in St. Joseph Subdivision, Butuan City,” said Mazo.

Mazo added that Alert Level System (color coding) is also being utilized by the Caraga RDRRMC in giving warnings/advisories to the LGUs and other concerned officials during disasters.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga Regional Dir. Dominga Mallonga, one of the vice chairpersons of RDRRMC said there is need to balance and harmonize environmental and economic activities.

Also, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga Regional Dir. Lilibeth Famacion, urged the LCEs to strictly implement its DRRM plan and protocols during disaster/calamity. “Trainings are being conducted to capacitate the local officials in the municipalities including the barangays,” she said.

Col Henry Dar of 401st Brigade, Philippine Army said they are closely coordinating with other government agencies and always ready to respond and assist victims of any calamity/disaster in its area of responsibility.

Mr. Richard Maniago of the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga bared that the department has intensified its health precautionary measures and advocacy in the LGUs to prevent different diseases that are caused by floodings and brought about by disaster/calamity. Medicines are also prepared to be distributed in times of emergencies.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bernard Abellana, focal person from the Department of Education (DepEd) Caraga for DRRMC said their agency with the public schools under its supervision is always ready to respond and assist local residents in any eventualities/disasters. "The schools are open for the affected victims of any eventualities like flood, landslide and others," he said.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 137, the month of July is declared as National Disaster Consciousness Month. The annual observance provides an opportunity to promote public awareness on DRRM to all stakeholders. This year’s observance is anchored on the theme "Ligtas na Bayan, Maunlad na Pamayanan!" (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Surigaonon News: Dugang miyembro sa City Task Force andam nang idestino sa mga kadayanan nan syudad

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Hulyo 1 (PIA) – Napuyo (10) ka mga job orders an mahimo na miyembro idugang ngadto sa City Task Force na idestino sa kadayanan nan syudad alang sa hingpit nga pagpatuman sa City Ordinance No. 228 series of 2005, kun diin may kalabotan kini sa illegal sidewalk vendors.

Sumaya ni Surigao City Tricycle Franchising Regulatory Officer Cesar Concepcion tumong sa pagpanbotang nan mga Task Force amo an pag wagtang niining mga illegal side walk vendors na naglaray sa pagpaninda diha na sa mga kilid sa mga kadayanan, aron usab malikajan na an pagsi-ot sa jagan nan trapiko, ug muminus an posibleng hinungdan sa mga disgrasya o aksidente diha na sa mga kadayanan.

Nasayran na sugod kuman Hulyo 1 ning tuig 2013, epektibo na ug magsugod na sa ilang trabaho ang 10 ka mga nasangpit nga job orders.

Samtang gimandoan na isab ni City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas an buhatan sa City Business Permit and Licensing Division na dili na mo hatag ug mga permit ngadto sa mga side walk vendors na wala gitugot na mupahilona sa ilang mga paninda diha na sa kilid sa mga kadayanan nan syudad.

Ini na aksyon, himpit na iimplementar alang sa kaayuhan sa mga kadayanan dinhi sa syudad lakip na isab an pagmintinar sa kahapsay sa jagan sa trapiko. (SDR/City PIO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino Manguna sa anibersaryo sa Philippine Air Force sa Pampanga

Ni Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, Hulyo 21 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino maoy gikataho nga manguna sa pagsaulog sa ika-66 ka Anibersaryo sa Philippine Air Force nga pagahimoon didto sa Clark Air Base sa Angeles City, Pampanga karong adlawa, Hulyo 1.

Sumala pa sa taho, kauban sa Presidente ang Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin ug Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of staff Gen Emmanuel Bautista.

Ang PAF, sumala pa sa tigpamaba nga si Col Miguel Ernesto Okol, kini momarka nga usa ka mahinungdanon nga okasyon dungan sa “flyby” sa 66 ka PAF planes sa CAB airfield.

Ang “flyby” sumala pa gilangkuban sa nuybe (9) ka-T-41D Mescaleros, tulo ka (3) S-211 jet aircraft, duha (2) ka OV-10 Broncos, duha (2) ka- Aermacchi SF-260TP, tulo (3) ka- NOMADs, Tulo (3) ka- Fokker F-27, tulo (3) ka-Lockheed C-130s, unom (6) ka- UH-1Hs, usa (1) ka- Sikorsky S-76A, usa (1) ka- Bell B-205 helicopter, usa (1) ka- Huey II, unom (6) ka- W-3A Sokols, ug upat (4) ka- MG-520 attack choppers.

Karon tuiga nga “flyby” taas ug 23 ka- aircraft kumpara sa 43 ka-planes nga miapil sa milabay’ng tuig sa ika-65th nga anibersaryo sa Philippine Air Force.

Subay sa taho, ang PAF gipatugkad niadtong Hulyo 01 tuig 1947, duha ka tuig human ang matapos ang World War II.

Ang PAF sumala pa pinasubay sa banay ngadto sa Philippine Army Air Corp nga na-establisar niadtong 1941. (NGBT/PND (rck)/PIA Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano News: Malakanyang gikonsiderar ang sugyot pagpahigayon og regular regional Cabinet meetings

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Hulyo 1 (PIA) – Gokonsiderar karon sa Malakanyang ang sugyot sa pipila ka mga magbabalaod sa pagpahigayon og Cabinet meetings sa nagkalain-laing mga rehiyons dinhi sa nasod aron maduol ang gobyerno ngadto sa katawhan.

Pipila ka mga magbabalaod ang nag-awhag kang Presidente Aquino sa pagpahigayon og Cabinet meetings sa nagkalain-laing mga rehiyons matag bulan. Pipila usab ka mga magbabalaod ang misugyot bag-ohay pa lamang nga kung pwede mopahigayon og mga Senate sessions upat ka mga bulan matag tuig sa Visayas, Mindanao ug Luzon.

Sumala ni Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte kining maong mga sugyot ila ng gisudo ngadto sa Presidente aron iya kining matun-aw pag-ayo.

Sumala pa ni Valte nga ang mga miyembro sa Kabinete regular nga nagabisita ngadto sa nagkalain-laing mga erya dinhi sa nasod aron masuta ang ilang mga panginahanglanon ug mga panglantaw alang sa epektibo nga pangagamhanan.


Dugang pa niya nga kasamtangan na kining gihimo sa Presidente lakip na ang mga miyembro sa Kabinete ang pagbisita didto sa ilang mga regional offices aron dalhon ang national government duol ngadto sa katawhan. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)