(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 04 December 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 970 km East of Visayas (10.6°N, 133.7°E). Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE THE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TYPHOON NYATOH (2121) LOCATION: 2,325 KM EAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (25.7°N, 144.0°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 140 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 170 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHEASTWARD AT 45 KM/H Caraga Region will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Low Pressure Area (LPA) . Possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains. The eastern section of the Region will have Moderate to Strong winds coming from Northeast with Moderate to Rough coastal waters (1.2 to 4.5 meters) . While the rest of of the Region will have Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to North with Slight to Moderate coastal waters / (0.6 to 2.5 meters)./span>

PIA News Service - Monday, December 16, 2013

Communal memorial to mark the 40th & final day of mourning for Typhoon Yolanda victims set

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) – The civic group ONE TACLOBAN, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism (DOT), CATNETWORK Television Region 8, and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regions 8, 9 and 13 is organizing a communal memorial to mark the 40th and final day of mourning for thousands of families who lost their loved ones during the Typhoon Yolanda devastation.

This is set on December 17, 2013, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. It is highlighted by a communal prayers followed by a 10-kilometer candle lighting ceremony along the main road stretching from the DZR Airport to downtown up to Anibong District – the hardest hit areas in Tacloban City.

“This activity is a unique Filipino Catholic tradition known as “Tapos” or “Pa-kuwarenta” which gathers family and friends in solemn rites for a final tribute to those ascending to the afterlife,” said Jeff Manibay of CATNETWORK Television and organizer of ONE TACLOBAN.

Manibay also said that the synchronized memorial aims to provide symbolic closure to a tragic event that crushed a city but failed to subdue the will of its people. 

“Families and friends who wish to pay their respects are encouraged to put personal candles in between the colored ones. Flowers, names and pictures of the dearly departed may also be displayed to mark the day we all say goodbye,” added Manibay.

The public announcement “recorrida” on the said event is still ongoing today in the different barangays of Tacloban City. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Tzu Chi Foundation holds relief distribution in Tacloban City

By Venus L. Garcia

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) – The Tzu Chi Foundation, a Taiwan Buddhist non-profit organization, held a relief distribution today at San Jose Elementary School, this city, where some 347 displaced families are temporarily housed.

As part of Tzu Chi’s mission in the Visayas, their volunteers were giving out eco-blankets and rice to the evacuees.

It was learned that the foundation has dedicated its works in the field of charity, medicine, education, environmental protection, as well a the promotion of humanistic values and community volunteering.

Apart from the material aid, a cash in varied amounts, depending on the number of family members, was also handed over to the recipients who patiently queued to get their share.

This is only one of the many humanitarian endeavors of Tzu Chi which creates a notable impact in the lives of the disaster victims.

"Tzu Chi’s relief efforts demonstrate a good example of selfless motives to sustain the interest of helping those who are truly in need and showing them hope to overcome life’s struggles," said Teresita, one of Tzu Chi's volunteers.

They are at the same time optimistic to sustain a favorable outcome from the all out support of their foundation. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)

DOH-8 reports health updates, advisories to RDRRMC members

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) Eastern Visayas reported the status of its health operations in the region, as well as advisories for typhoon Yolanda victims.

During the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) Meeting presided by Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 8 Regional Director Rey Gozon held on Monday, Dr. Jose Llacuna, Jr. reported that its sanitary inspectors are doing its best to inspect and monitor the water system in the barangays.

“As of reporting time, there are still some leaks in the distribution system of the water districts, as well as destroyed distribution pipes,” said Llacuna.

To prevent the residents from experiencing acute diarrhea, chlorination and other water-related diseases/infection, DOH is reminding them to boil first the water before drinking.

“Let’s take extra care in our water and food intake for us to avoid diseases especially that our water system until this time is still not that secured or safe to drink. The department is also continuously helping the Department of Social Welfare and Development on its distribution of high energy foods to areas affected by typhoon Yolanda,” bared Llacuna.

Also, Llacuna reported that there international organizations that donated ambulances as well as generator sets for the Rural Health Units (RHUs) in the region to sustain the refrigeration of the vaccines in order to preserve its potency. Container vans converted into hospital were also donated by partner organizations.

On its medical consultation efforts, Llacuna said that its local health responders were given time to rest during weekends, meantime, medical consultations are available only during week days while patients for emergency consultations are referred to the hospitals.

“We only have few doctors and nurses assigned in the RHUs that is why we also have to give them due time to rest so they can continue to serve the patients,” added Llacuna.

DOH also assured that it will continue to monitor health issues and concerns on its area of responsibility and will provide people the updates on its efforts every now and then. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

RDRRMC-8 chair leads reporting of gov’t agencies on typhoon Yolanda situation updates

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) – Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) chair and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 8 Regional Director Rey Gozon reported on Monday the typhoon Yolanda situation updates held at the Conference Room of Leyte Sports Complex, this city.

As of today, there are 5,715 casualties recorded in Eastern Visayas, 26,123 injured and 1,729 still missing due to typhoon Yolanda devastation.

“Based on the data of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, there are 479,098 total number of affected families and 255,742 displaced families, and DSWD has already distributed around 3,253,287 food packs/relief goods,” said Gozon.

It was also learned that there are some 519,549 total number of houses damaged. As to the status of electricity, out of 138, 49 barangays are already energized in Tacloban City.

Gozon also relayed that based on the report of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), some 146 temporary shelters are planned to be constructed for Yolanda victims in the region, of which 118 is already under construction, 20 for completion today, and 16 for completion on December 22, 2013.

Reports on collected and buried cadavers are also being acted by the task force composed of government agencies which include the National Bureau Investigation, SOCO, among others.

Gozon then recommended to the RDRRMC member agencies to fast track its monitoring and respective operations and come up with an intensified strategies as they continue to response to the different issues and concerns of the typhoon Yolanda victims in the region. (JPG/PIA-Caraga) 

Catbalogan lady mayor spearheads Pasko Caravan in Tacloban City

By Venus L. Garcia
TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) – The local government of Catbalogan through city mayor Stephany Uy-Tan sponsored on Sunday a Pasko Caravan in one of the evacuation centers of the city.

“We have been conducting relief operations after the onslaught of Yolanda, however, the Pasko Caravan was planned to help children to feel relieved from distress and trauma,” Tan said.

The initial distribution was only one of the activities that they will be doing in other typhoon-affected municipalities.

Children evacuees have received assorted gift items like toys, doll, play balls, and slippers.  These presents which they have prepared has brought joy and smiles to their faces despite the harsh situation they’re in.

They were aso entertained by a dance  performance specially prepared by Bangon Pilipinas volunteers to amuse them. 

Dagupan city councilor Maybelyn dela Cruz-Fernandez also came in support and in giving prizes to the winners who actively participited the different youngsters’ games.

During her interview over Philippine Information Agency's (PIA's) Power FM done right after the Caravan, Fernandez said that the Phil. Councilors League is allocating P2M for the councilors in the typhoon-hit areas that will then be distributed to Yolanda victims. Another 200,000 will also be given to the constituents. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)

Diskwento Caravan set in Ormoc, Tacloban anew       

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Eastern Visayas has announced another round of Diskwento Caravan in the cities of Ormoc and Tacloban this week.

DTI-8 regional director Cynthia Nierras said that at least ten distributors and/or manufacturers will join the activity.

“We have scheduled December 17 for Tacloban and Ormoc on December 18, 2013,” said Nierras.

She also that they have already conducted 13 Diskwento Caravans since Typhoon Yolanda struck the region. The participating companies were Gardenia, Nutri Asia, Nestle, Monde Nissin, Unilever, Century Canning, Puyat steels, etc. The products sold at discounted prices were bottled water, canned goods, coffee, milk, noodles, rice, biscuits, and bread.  (FEA/PIA-Caraga)

DTI Caraga surpasses 2013 performance target

By Nora L. Molde
BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) -  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Caraga has met its performance targets for the year 2013.

“The agency’s performance target for year 2013 was successfully met and exceeded its target for the year as early as November,” says DTI regional director Brielgo Pagaran during the agency’s annual conduct of its Year-end Media and Civil Society Organization’s (CSO) Briefing, held at the DTI conference room Monday.

Pagaran said their records show that as of November, the jobs generated already reached 8,701 that is 45 percent more than the 6,000 annual target of the agency.

Also, Pagaran reported that domestic sales were also 11 percent higher than the P400,000 million annual target.

On business registrants, as of November, a 3 percent increase was recorded, from 5,541 target registrants now reached to 5,700 registrants.

For the year 2013, Pagaran bared that DTI Caraga was able to facilitate the conduct of write shops/workshops for the preparation of the Philippine Palm Oil Industry Roadmap in partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and the Philippine Palm Oil Development Council, Inc. (PPDCI) and at the same time also generated P100,000 from GIZ-COSERAM for the publication of the said roadmap.

During the briefing, Pagaran bared that DTI will also launch the “Ang Tindahang Pinoy” at the Robinsons Place in Butuan City on Dec. 24 with a total investment of P500,000.

The briefing was participated by media partners, information officers from different government agencies, academe, and from private sector representatives. (NCLM/PIA-Caraga)

TESDA-Caraga undergo fire safety, evacuation drill

By Robert E. Roperos
BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) – To ensure safety and be prepared in case fire breaks out, personnel of the Regional Office of Technical Education and Skills Development authority (TESDA)-Caraga underwent fire safety and evacuation drill.

TESDA-Caraga regional director Dr. Florencio F. Sunico said aside from the need for conducting such activity in compliance with Republic Act 9514, otherwise known as the Revised Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008, all sectors in the society must be aware of the things to do in case of fire.

Dir. Sunico added though this is only basic, but through this, the level of preparations towards safety of building occupants must be properly planned, achieving a zero casualty in case of fire – may it be human-made or natural.

During the lecture, SFO3 Rogelio Gonzales of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) of this city discussed the basic terminologies for the participants to understand the more complex topics. He said fire is a chemical reaction known as combustion or a rapid oxidation of a combustible materials accompanied by a release of energy in a form of heat and light.

SFO3 Gonzales added among the sources of ignition are: friction due to mechanical heat; chemical heat; heated surface; open flames such as bonfires, careless smoking, embers, candles, stove; and electrical energy caused by overloaded circuits, short circuits, old wiring, and arching.

The official further said the chemical chain reaction serves as binder of the three elements to full-develop the fire. “It is an additional factor that caused uninhibited chemical chain reaction which could be suppressed with the use of chemical agents or fire extinguisher,” Gonzales said.

Moreover, Gonzales presented five stages of fire. He said during the incipient/ignition stage, there is no visible smoke or flame yet. This describes the period when the four elements of the fire tetrahedron come together and combustion begins.

Under the smoldering stage or growth, there is already smoke but there is no flame yet. He explained growth is shortly after ignition where a fire plume begins to form above the burning fuel. “As the plume develops, it begins to draw or entrain air from the surrounding space into the column,” Gonzales said.

The third stage is the flame or flashover. In this stage, Gonzales said the actual fire exists and heat builds up.

The heat or full-developed is the fourth stage. “This occurs when all combustible materials are involved in the fire,” Gonzales explained.

According to Gonzales, the final stage is called the decay stage. Here, he said as the fire consumes the available fuel, the rate of heat released begins to decline.

In a related development, SFO1 Devorah Llanos explained the classes of fire. She said the people should know these classes so that they can find means to control or put the fire out in case it is already fully-developed.

According to Llanos, the Class A fire involves ordinary combustible such as wood, paper, cloth, plastic and rubber. Class B fires involve flammable and combustible liquids, and greases such as gasoline, oils, alcohol, propane and cooking oils. Class C fires involve energized electrical equipment, which eliminates the use of water-based agents to put them out. Class D fires involve combustible metals and alloys such as magnesium, sodium, lithium and potassium. Class E fires involve high voltage electric installation and bulk of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

In addition, Llanos said Class K fire is a new classification of fire as of 1998 and involve fires in combustible cooking fuels such as vegetable or animal oils and fats.

Highlighting the activity is the conduct of an evacuation drill where TESDA personnel are required to vacate the building as soon as possible by using either the stairs or the Fire Exit. After which, fire extinguishing follows at the TESDA-Caraga grounds where all personnel are required to turn off an LPG tank which was ignited with a flame.

Juvy Reños, TESDA-Caraga Accountant IV said the drill is a good opportunity for all employees to know basic fire safety and evacuation such that most of the employees were able to conquer their fear on leaked LPG tank.

Meanwhile, Lynette Ysalina of the Regional Operations Division (ROD) said what is more important for everybody is the presence of mind. “We should not be panic in case of fire because the more we will, the more destruction it can get,” she said.

Section 2 of R.A. 9514 stated that it is the policy of the State to ensure public safety and promote economic development through the prevention and suppression of all kinds of destructive fires and promote the professionalization of the fire service as profession. Towards this end, the State shall enforce all laws, rules and regulations to ensure adherence to standard fire prevention and safety measures, and promote accountability for fire safety in the fire protection and prevention service.

The provisions of the Fire Code shall apply to all persons and all private and public buildings, facilities or structures erected or constructed before and after its effectivity. (TESDA-13/PIA-Caraga)

Feature: Making exercise part of daily life

By Divorah V. Aguila
MANILA, Dec. 16 (PIA) - Almost everybody knows that exercise is good for the body, but not everyone likes to run, dance, lift weights or simply to walk the extra mile.

Although the health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore, many of us may have even tried changing our routine but kept sliding back to old behaviors eventually.

Exercise doesn’t need to be such an all or nothing commitment, as it can be a fun time to socialize with friends and working out with others can help keep you motivated.

If you haven’t exercised before or you’ve tried an exercise program in the past and was unable to stick with it, it’s important not to set unrealistic goals.

Committing to exercise for an hour a day in a gym may be too challenging at first, as compared to committing to 10 minutes just three or four times a week which is more manageable.

Once these short windows of activity become a habit and you start experiencing the benefits, it’s easier to progress to the next level.

Find an exercise that you enjoy doing which could be as simple as a walk, or as unique as washing the clothes while mopping the floor.

If you don’t already have an exercise hobby yet, there are a variety to choose from that are both fun and healthy.

Remember that if you hate what you are doing, you are far less likely to stay engaged.

Look at your daily routine and consider ways to sneak in a physical activity here and there.

Bear in mind that even very small activities can add-up over the course of a day.

In and around your homes, you can clean the house, wash the clothes, tend to the yard and garden, mow the lawn with a push mower, sweep up the sidewalk or patio with a broom.

At work and on the go, you can look for ways to walk or cycle more.

For example, walk to an appointment or use the stairs, briskly walk to the bus stop then get off one stop early, park at the back of the lot and walk into the store or office.  Take a vigorous walk during your coffee break or walk while you’re talking on your cell phone.

With friends or family, you can walk or jog around an open field or park with your husband, kids or friends, make a neighborhood bike ride part of weekend routine.  Play tug-of-war with your children in the yard, play exercise video games or walk the dog together as a family.

While watching TV, you can gently stretch while watching your favorite show, do push-ups, sit-ups or lift light weights during the commercial breaks.  You’ll be amazed at how many repetitions you can fit in during the commercials of a half-hour show.

On weekends that you cannot watch your favorite telenovela, turn off the TV and take a walk outside the house.

Making lifestyle and behavior changes is not easy.

But over time, as you continue to exercise, you’ll start to reap the physical and mental health benefits and improve your performance.

Soon enough, you’ll be able to exercise longer and harder and have the confidence to try new activities.

For more information on food and nutrition, contact: Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City; Telephone/Fax Nos.: 837-2934 or 837-3164; Direct Line: 839-1839; DOST Trunk Line: 837-2071 to 82 local 2296 or 2284; e-mail: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph or at mar_v_c@yahoo.com; FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: Regular na pagkain ng gulay, may dagdag na benepisyong taglay

Ni Divorah V. Aguila

MANILA, Dis. 16 (PIA) - Ano ba ang gulay? Ang gulay ay tanim o bahagi ng tanim tulad ng ugat, tangkay, talbos, dahon, bunga, o bulaklak na kalimitang inihahain bilang ulam o ensalada.  Mayroong dalawang grupo ng gulay: ang madahong berde at dilaw na gulay, at ang iba pang gulay.  Malalaman sa kulay at bahagi ng tanim na kinakain ang kahalagahang pangnutrisyon ng gulay.

Ang mga madahong berde at dilaw na gulay ay sagana sa beta-carotene na  nagiging bitamina A sa katawan.   Tumutulong ito sa ating mga mata na maka-adjust sa gabi o sa dilim.  Ito rin ay kailangan sa paglaki ng mga bata.  Tumutulong din ang bitamina A para mapanatiling malakas ang ating resistensya laban sa sakit at impeksyon.    Mainam din ito sa pagiging malusog at makinis ng ating kutis at buhok.  Ang beta-carotene na taglay ng mga gulay ay napatunayang may kaugnayan sa pagbaba ng panganib o risk sa ilang uri ng kanser.  Mas higit na maraming taglay na beta-carotene kung matingkad ang pagka-berde o dilaw ng gulay.   

Ang madahong berde at dilaw na gulay ay mayaman din sa iron o yero at kalsiyum.  Ang iron ay kailangan para sa malusog at mapulang dugo na tumutulong sa kasiglahan ng katawan.  Ilan sa mga madahong berde at dilaw na gulay ay ang dahon ng malunggay, dahon ng ampalaya, karot, talbos ng kamote, saluyot, dahon, at bunga ng kalabasa, sili, alugbati, at talbos ng sayote.

Ang pangalawang grupo ng gulay ay ‘yung iba pang gulay na tumutulong naman sa mahusay na panunaw.  Nagtataglay din ito ng mga bitamina at mineral bagama’t hindi kasing sagana sa sustansiyang taglay ng berde at madahong gulay.    Ilan sa mga gulay na ito ay ang ampalaya, puso ng saging, bataw, kadyos, bunga ng malunggay, okra, paayap, sigadilyas, at sitaw.

Ang mga gulay ay nagtataglay din ng fiber (o hibla) na siyang tumutulong linisin ang ating bituka, para sa regular na pagdumi.  Tumutulong din ang fiber sa pagpapababa ng kolesterol.  Mas nakabubusog din ang mga pagkaing mayaman sa fiber, kaya nga kahit marami ang kainin nating prutas at gulay, hindi ito mabilis makadagdag sa ating timbang.

Ang karot, katuray, dahon ng gabi, dahon ng malunggay, dahon ng siling labuyo, at dahon ng upo ay mayaman sa beta-carotene.  Kung bitamina C naman ang pag-uusapan, mataas dito ang katuray, dahon ng kamoteng kahoy, talbos ng sayote, dahon ng kulitis, at mustasa.  Mayaman naman sa kalsiyum ang dahon ng kulitis, buto ng utaw (o soybean), dahon ng katuray, saluyot, at mustasa.  Ang mga gulay tulad ng dahon ng kulitis, dahon ng talinum, katuray, buto ng utaw, at abitsuwelas ay ilan lamang sa mga gulay na mataas ang taglay na iron o yero.

Bukod sa mga sustansiyang taglay ng gulay, marami pang benepisyong pangkalusugan ang dinudulot ng mga ito.   Halimbawa ay ang gamit nito bilang halamang gamot o herbal medicine.

Katulad ng ampalaya, kalimitang ginagamit ang mga dahon nito para sa ubo ng mga bata.  Kalimitan din itong ginagamit na panggamot o panglanggas sa mga sakit sa balat.  At di lang ‘yon, ginagamit din ang ampalaya bilang pampurga.

Isa pang gulay na may gamit bilang halamang gamot ay ang karot.  Ito ay nagtataglay ng carotenoids na sinasabing nakakababa ng posibilidad sa pagkakaroon ng kanser at sakit sa puso at mga ugat.  Ang beta-carotene na taglay nito ay nakabubuti para sa ating paningin at iwinawasto nito ang pamamaga ng mucous membrane sa loob ng ating ilong.

Ang isa pang gulay na madalas kasama sa ating hapag kainan ay ang kamatis.  Ang kamatis ay nagtataglay ng phytochemicals tulad ng lycopene na ayon sa mga pag-aaral ay tumutulong sa pag-iwas sa kanser.

Ang isa pang gulay na halos kasama sa pang-araw-araw na pagkain ng bawa’t Pilipino ay ang sili.  Ang sili ay nagtataglay ng bitamina A, C at E, folic acid at potassium.  Ang sili ay maaaring makatulong sa pagpapababa ng blood pressure at sa pag-iwas din sa ilang uri ng kanser.

Ang ilan pa sa ating mga gulay na may benebisyong pangkalusugan ay ang kalabasa, gabi, labanos, at malunggay.  Ang mga gulay na ito ay sinasabing laxative o ‘yung tumutulong upang maging maayos ang pagdumi.

Ngayon at alam na natin ang iba’t-ibang benepisyong taglay ng gulay, halina’t magplano ng samu’t-saring lutuing gulay para mapakinabangan natin ang mga benepisyong nabanggit.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa pagkain at nutrisyon, lumiham o tumawag kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute-DOST, Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila, Tel. No. 837 2934 or 837 2071 loc. 2287, email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST S&T Media Services/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: Mga magsasaka mula sa Agusan nakatanggap ng maagang pamasko mula sa DAR

Ni David M. Suyao
AGUSAN DEL SUR, Dis. 16 (PIA) - Ang Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) ay namahagi noong Lunes ng mga sasakahing lupa na may kabuuang sukat na 860.1465 hektarya sa 491 magsasaka sa Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, at nagdala sa kabuuang 13,351 ektaryang lupain na naipamahagi sa buong rehiyon ng Caraga sa taong ito at nalampasan ang target na 11,088 hektarya.

Pinangunahan ni DAR Regional Director Faisal Mambuay ang pamamahagi ng certificate of land ownership awards (CLOAs) na bahagi ng mga lupain sa Barangay Bangonay, Libas at Cuyago.

Sinabi ni Mambuay na ang pamamahagi ng mga lupaing ito ay ang pangako ng DAR sa mga sa magsasaka sa pag-asang maiangat ang kanilang pamumuhay at maghasik ng pag-unlad sa kanayunan.

“Ipinatutupad din ng pamahalaan ang iba’t ibang serbisyong suporta para maseguro ang pag-angat ng ekonomiya sa pagsasaka. Ang mga serbisyong ito ay makukuha sa pormang pautang, crop insurance at mga pagsasanay,” sabi ni Mambuay.

Si Danilo Dayong, 50 taong gulang na magsasaka at tumanggap ng tatlong hektaryang lupa mula sa Barangay Bangonay ay maluha-luha sa galak ng tanggapin niya ang titulo ng lupain na ayon sa kanya ay handog pamasko mula sa pamahalaan.

“Hindi huli ang biyayang tulad nito. Ako ay isang magsasaka mula pagkabata, pero ngayon ako na ang nagmay-ari ng aking lupain,” sabi ni Dayong.

Sinabi ni Jabonga Bise Mayor Glicerio Monton na ang patuloy na pagpatupad ng DAR ng programang Comprehensive Agrarian Reform (CARP) sa kanilang bayan ay isang malaking tulong para maiangat ang kanilang kabuhayan, lalo na ang mga magsasaka. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Cebuano News: Aquino mibutyag daghan Japanese companies ang interesadong mamuhonan sa Pilipinas

Ni Nida Grace P. Barcena        

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Dis. 16 (PIA) - Daghan sa mga Japanese companies ang interesado nga mamuhonan sa nasod sa matang sa imprastaktura, enerhiya, mina, ug manufacturing nga sekta, kini ang gikabutyag ni President Benigno Aquino III human miabot gikan sa iyahang lakaw gikan sa Japan, niadtong Domingo sa buntag.

Sumala pa ni Presidente Aquino nga siya nakigkita sa mga ehekutibo sa Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Mitsubishi, Mitsui banking Corp. ug Nidec Sankyo Corp sa iyahang tulo ka-adlaw nga pagbiyahe sa Japan.

“Kabilang po sa mga inaasahan nating lalago ay ang mga sektor ng imprastraktura, enerhiya, mining, manufacturing, at siyempre, iba pa po; na alam po nating mamumunga ng maraming trabaho at dagdag na pagkakataon sa bawat Pilipino,” siya miingon sa atol sa iyahang “arrival speech” nga gipahimutang didto sa Ninoy International Airport Terminal 2.

Usa sa mga kompanya, diin wala gikabutyag sa pangulo ang ngalan niini, nga dunay plano nga mopuhonan ug $300 milyones alang sa pagpakaylap sa operasyon sa Pilipinas.

Sumala pa sa taho nga dunay padayon nga pag-estudyo sa posibleng investment sa bag-ong manufacturing nga planta, pasilidad sa pagpalambo sa reserts, ug daghan pang uban, siya miingon. 

“Napakasulit po talaga ang mga pagpupulong na ating dinaluhan. Umaapaw po ang mga ito sa magagandang balita,” sulti pa ni President diin wala gikabutyag ang mga nahisgutang mga proyekto.

“Sa pagtatayo at pagpapalawak ng negosyo ng mga kumpanyang nakapanayam natin, tiyak na magiging hitik sa oportunidad ang mga sektor na napakalaki ng ambag sa ating ekonomiya,” dugang pa niya.  (PND/PIA-Surigao del Sur)