PIA News Service - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

DSWD to conduct Roll-Out Training on GBV Prevention & Response in Emergencies/Disasters

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 13 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga is set to conduct the Roll-Out Training on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Response in Emergencies/Disasters on November 18-23, 2013 at the Villa Maria Luisa Hotel, Tandag City.

“The department is mandated to provide assistance to local government units (LGUs), non-government organizations, other national government agencies (NGAs), people’s organizations (POs) and other members of civil society in effectively implementing programs, projects and services that will alleviate poverty and empower disadvantaged individuals, families and communities for an improved quality of life,” said DSWD-Caraga Regional Director Minda Brigoli.

Brigoli further bared that the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) is on its 7th year of implementing the Country Programme support to the DSWD which aims to increase the capacity of NGAs and LGUs to undertake gender-responsive programming to implement Magna Carta of Women provisions especially on reproductive rights and gender-based violence.

The participants which include the GAD focal persons of government agencies and partners are expected to share their expertise and knowledge during the said training. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


RDC-GADCC Caraga urges key agencies to undertake activities designed to raise public awareness on VAW

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 12 (PIA) – The Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (GADCC) under the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Caraga urged government agencies and private stakeholders to undertake activities designed to raise public awareness on Violence Against Women (VAW).

In time with this year’s 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women on November 25 to December 12, the GADCC members from government agencies and private stakeholders have lined-up activities for the men and women.

GADCC-Caraga chairperson and Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Regional Director Atty. Marylin Pintor said the country’s commitment to the observance was strengthened as President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the Republic Act 10398 on March 19, 2013 declaring November 25 of every year as the “National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children.”

“The law raises the standard by which this campaign is observed by mandating key agencies to undertake activities designed to raise public awareness on Violence Against Women,” reiterated Pintor.

Pintor also recalled that in 2002, the Philippines has been actively joining the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence that is being observed globally from November 25 to December 10. “Said campaign calls for the elimination of all forms of violence against women through awareness-raising about gender-based violence, strengthening local work and establishing a clear link between local and international work to end VAW, among other undertakings,” she said.

In 2006, through Presidential Proclamation 1172, the Philippine campaign was extended to 18 days, to include December 12 which is known as the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day.

 With the theme, “End VAW Now! It’s our Duty!” the call will emphasize the importance of having a functional mechanism, operated by competent and capable dury-bearers with a sense of responsibility and accountability originating from a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of gender-based violence and the provisions of VAW laws.

GADCC is continuously appealing to the general public to give their full support to the activities set for the women and their children, and be a true Anti-VAW advocate in their respective community. (JPG/PIA-Caraga) 


PCW chair bares processes in a child’s learning of gender bias

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 12 (PIA) – Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) chairperson Dr. Remedios Ignacio-Rikken bared the processes in a child’s learning of gender bias, during the Gender Sensitivity Training with the Gender and Development (GAD) focal persons of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) held recently at the IIRR Silang, Cavite.

Rikken emphasized that family socialization starts when baby is born, influential in formative years. Socialization is the process by which an individual learns to conform to the norms of the group.

“There are four processes in a child’s learning of gender bias. The first stage is Manipulation, wherein people treat boys and girls differently and is also manifested in the ways that infants are handled differently. Canalization is the second stage, wherein people direct children’s attention to gender-appropriate objects and exemplified by choice of toys. The third stage is the Verbal appellation, where people use words to tell children what they are: 'brave boy', 'boys don’t cry', 'pretty girl', 'girls do not climb trees'. While the fourth and last process is the Activity Exposure, wherein children are familiarized with gender-appropriate tasks,” explained Rikken.

Rikken further said that language to communicate thoughts or ideas is the most pervasive institution of socialization.

“Print Media (Newspapers, Magazines, Comics) and Broadcast Media (Radio and TV) are the most effective socializing agent – subtle and often subconscious and way plus long amount of time people expose themselves to media Stereotype images in advertising, soup opera,” said Rikken.

Rikken also stressed that childhood foundation, experiences really affect how a person act and treat other people. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Hinatuan wins 2013 Gawad Kalasag Award

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Nov.13 (PIA) – The local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Council of the municipality of Hinatuan, this province was proclaimed winner in the 2013 National Gawad Kalasag Search for Excellence on DRRM and humanitarian assistance for the municipal category (1st to 3rd class municiaplity) recently.

According to Gemma Millan, Community Development Information Officer, the National DRRM council conferred the award to Mayor Candelario Viola Jr. recently held in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Millan bared that Hinatuan town was recognized by the award-giving bodies almost every year, and was placed third in 2012.

For Rural Barangay Category, Barangay San Juan in Hinatuan bested other entries for winning First Place.

The Gawad Kalasag is the highest award being given annually by the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) in recognition to the exemplary performance of various institutions/organizations and individuals, both in government and non-government in the field of disaster management. (Hinatuan CDIO/PIA Surigao del Sur)


TD Zoraida freezes ships, vehicles, hundreds of passengers stranded in Surigao

By Eugenio Lira, Jr.

PORT OF LIPATA, Surigao City, Nov. 13 (PIA) — Tropical Depression Zoraida’s presence in Mindanao after it made a landfall in Davao Oriental on Tuesday morning, November 12, had indefinitely extended the grounding of several ships bound for Leyte which left hundreds of passengers and dozens of vehicles stuck in this seaport dubbed as “Gateway To Mindanao”.

PP/Supt Froilan Caturla, port police commander, said that about 778 passengers and 96 vehicles including 12 buses were stranded at the Port of Lipata in Surigao City.

“We’re here to extend assistance to the unfortunate passengers, composed mainly of 707 adults and 39 kids, and we offer our port facility as their virtual refuge vis-à-vis this unpredictable force of nature we are facing,” Caturla said.

Port Manager Isidro Butaslac, Jr. of the Philippine Ports Authority had spearheaded a sustained ‘feeding activity’ for the duration of the stranded passengers’ stay in the said port. His initiative was supported by various shipping lines, civic organizations and the Barangay of Lipata headed by Punong Barangay Lucresio “Lolong” Mesias, it was learned.

Earlier, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Surigao City Station had advised various shipping lines and their vessels from making any voyage to the Port of Liloan and the Port of Benit in Leyte Province due to Storm Signal No. 1 hoisted by PAGASA covering the province of Surigao del Norte. (PPA-PMO Surigao/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: Palasyo – para sa grupong rebelde: Ngayon ang panahon ng pagkakaisa, hindi pananambang sa pwersa ng pamahalaan na nagtatrabaho para sa nasalanta ng bagyo

Ni David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Nob. 13 (PIA) - Ngayon ay panahon para sa pagkakaisa, hindi para manambang ng tropa ng pamahalaan na nagtatrabaho para sa mga naapektohan ng malakas na bagyong Yolanda.

Ito ang sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda noong siya ay nakipanayam sa media noong Martes sa Malakanyang kung saan niya nabigyang pansin ang ulat ng pananambang na ginawa ng mga rebeldeng grupo sa mga sundalong naghahatid ng iba’t ibang tulong sa Bicol.

“Ito ang pagkakataon ng pagkakaisa sa mga taong naapektohan, at humihiling kami sa mga taong hindi kagaya ng pag-iisip sa amin, na ibaling muna ang ating mga hidwaan,” sabi ni Lacierda.

Tinutumbok niya ang napaulat na engkwentro sa pagitan ng tropa ng pamahalaan at ng rebelde noong Martes sa Sorsogon. Dalawang rebelde ang nasawi sa napaulat na engkwentro.

Inulit ding sabihin ni Lacierda na kontrolado pa rin ng pwersa ng pamahalaan ang situwasyon ng mga naaektohang lugar at patuloy itong nagbabantay.

“Ang armadong pwersa ng Pilipinas ay manatili sa kanilang masinsinang pagbabantay. Habang sila ay patuloy sa pagtulong sa mga tao, hindi nila binabalewala ang iba pa nilang mga responsibilidad,” sabi ni Lacierda.

Inulit din ni Lacierda na ang pamahalaan ay hindi nakakalimot sa iba pang lugar na naapektohan ng bagyong Yolanda. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Cebuano news: Barangay sa Cabadbaran City gideklarang Most Child Friendly LGU

Ni Mary Cheryl Monoy

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Nob. 13 (PIA) - Nagmadaogon ang Barangay Mabini sa Cabadbaran City niining dakbayan alang sa Most Child Friendly Local Government Unit (LGU) sa 1st – 3rd class/Component City Category nga gi-pasiugdahan sa Department of the Interior and Local Government kun DILG, samtang ang munisipyo sa Tubay usab ang nakadaog para sa 4th – 6th class category.

Nidawat sila og cash incentive nga P20,000.00 ug seal sa Most Child Friendly LGUs.

Ang maong paghatag sa pasidungog atol sa paglusad sa bag-ong programa nga gilusad ni Gobernador Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba nga gitawag og Accelerating New Dimensions on Good Governance and Excellence in Local Leadership kun A.N.G.E.L. bag-uhay pa lamang sa Provincial Training Center, Capitol Butuan City. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Cebuano news: Agianan sa tren dinhi sa Caraga padung Zamboanga planong himoon

Ni Jay Vincent Demain

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 13 (PIA) - Giplanohan nang himoan og usa ka railway system o agianan para sa sakyanang tren ang Mindanao diin langkobon ang Caraga region, Davao region, General Santos City, Misamis Oriental hangtod Zamboanga City.

Kini ang unod sa resolusyon sa 16th Sangguniang Panlalawigan nga gipangunahan ni Bise Gobernador Rambu Bungabong, nga gipasar bag-ohay pa lamang diin nagpadayag sa hugot nga pagsuporta ang probinsya sa Agusan del Norte sa maong proyekto nga maghatag ug dakong kalamboan sa sistema sa transportasyon sa nasangpit nga mga lugar. Ang maong resolusyon gikinahanglan matod pa aron sa hinanaling implementasyon niini.

Sigon sa feasibility study, walay mahimong galastoson ang mga LGUs tungod kay pundohan man kini sa usa ka non-government organization sa laing nasod. Tawagon kini ug Speed Railway System diin iimplementar pinaagi sa Build-Operate-Own (BOO) scheme.

Duha ka railway system o agianan ang himoon matod pa, ang A-Line railway system maglangkob sa General Santos city padung Surigao city port. Gikan Surigao mosumpay kini sa B-Line railway system nga moagi sa Cagayan de Oro City ug tagboon balik ang A-Line diin Lakip ang Butuan City.

Ang planong railway nga mahimong pinaka-unang sistema sa transportasyon dinhi mogamit og high ug medium speed trains ug modagan og 320 hangtod 400 km/hr. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Cebuano news: Programang A.N.G.E.L. gilusad sa panggamhang probinsyal sa AgNor

Ni Mary Cheryl Monoy

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 13 (PIA) - Ang panggamhanang probinsyal sa Agusan del Norte sa pagpanguna ni Gobernador Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba uban sa Department of Interior and Local Government kun DILG mainitong nagpasiugda sa bag-ong programang pangkatawhan nga gitawag ug Accelerating New Dimensions on Good Governance and Excellence in Local Leadership kun A.N.G.E.L. niadtong Oktobre 30, 2013 gilusad ang maong programa didto sa Provincial Training Center, Capitol Compound, Butuan City.

“Kita nga mga lideres sa probinsya  angayan lang gyud mohatag sa atong 100 porsyento tininood nga pagpanerbisyo for the people and for the community!,” matod pa ni Gobernador Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba atol sa maong programa.

Dugang pa ni DILG Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famancion, ang A.N.G.E.L nahimo tungod sa gipakitang dako nga gugma og pagpangga ni Gob. Angel sa katawhan. Isip usa ka nurse, nagpahigayon siya ug medical ug dental mission didto sa mga nagkalain-laing ka barangayan niining probinsya, nakigkukabildo sa mga tao ug ginagmay nga tabang pinansyal kanila.

Ang maong aktibidad gitambungan usab ni Bise Gobernador Ramon A. G. Bungabong, Provincial Board Members Elizabeth Marie R. Calo, Danny M. Moran, Nasipit Mayor Enrico R. Corvera, RTR Mayor Ernie M. Ceniza, Jabonga Mayor Jasmin F. Monton, mga Bise Mayor, Sangguniang Bayan Members,DILG Provincial Director Romeo A. Solis, mga personahe sa mga nagkalain-laing buhatan ning probinsya, staff ug mga empleyado. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Cebuano news: Drug Rehab Center tukuron sa Cabadbaran

Ni Aimee B. Sienes-Sajor

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Nob. 13 (PIA) - Adunay plano si Cong. Erlpe John M. Amante sa ikaduhang distrito sa Agusan del Norte nga magtukod og Drug Rehabilitation Center sa syudad sa Cabadbaran aning lalawigan. Ang center mailhan sa ngalan nga Agusan del Norte Rehabilitation Center. Kini ang unod sa iyang gipasa nga House Bill No. 3230 didto sa kongreso bag-ohay pa lamang.

Ang problema sa droga dugay na nga gi atubang sa goberno tungod kay daghan na ang nalulong niani nga bisyo. Usa sa makatabang sa mga drug dependents mao ang pagdala kanila sa usa ka pasilidad nga makatabang makapaayo sa ilang sakit sa droga ug magiyahan nga mautro ang ilang kinabuhi nga dili na mogamit pa pag-usab og droga.

Gimandoan ang Secretary of Health nga maghimo og mga rules ug regulations aron sa epektibo nga pag-implementar sa maong balaod.


Hugot usab nga gamindo sa Secretary of Health nga iapil sa programa sa Department of Health ang pag-establisar ug pagpadagan sa Agusan del Norte Rehabilitation Center sa Cabadbaran ug iapil ang pondo alang niini sa General Appropriations Act. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)