PIA News Service - Sunday, December 15, 2013

PIA Team One Mindanao generates inputs, strategies on its redeployment in Tacloban City

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 15 (PIA)  - On its second day of redeployment here, the Philippine Information Agency's (PIA) Team One Mindanao composed of Regions 9 and 13 (Caraga) conducted an ocular inspection in the major thoroughfares of the city to generate inputs and strategies to the changes in the situation on the ground.

PIA Region 9 regional director Noemi Edaga and the rest of the team who were able to visit the city for the first time saw the extent of the damages brought about by Typhoon Yolanda.

The team observed that until this time, residents still continue to clean scattered garbages and debris on the streets and outside their houses.

Further, the team witnessed the children along with some adults playing outside their temporary shelter/tents. Some were also scorching under the heat of the sun selling vegetables and other food items, as they continue to survive and cope with life. The team was touched by the optimisim showed by the Taclobanons.

“These people here are so optimistic and courageous that despite the devastation they can still afford to smile, inspire others never to lose hope and continue to live for the love of their family,” expressed Edaga.

Also, while Region 9 crew was conducting the ocular inspection, the rest of the Caraga crew led by One Mindanao Team Leader and Caraga regional director Abner Caga, took charge of the camp operations to include hosting of Power FM’s programs and interviews.

The team then discussed the highlights of its strategies that will be implemented and established for PIA Region 8 Regional Office, as well as the extent of help that the team could provide the Taclobanons.

"We will continue to strenghten our communication support to PIA Region 8, linkage and networking of partners and help the Taclobanons in anyway we can," said Caga. (JPG/PIA-Caraga) 


Cebuano News: Unang asembliya sa PROVE nagmalampuson

Ni Alvin A. AƱonuevo

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 15 (PIA) - Nagmalampuson ang gihimo nga unang asembliya sa PROVE, INC. kun Philippine Radio Organization Volunteer for Emergency niadtong Disyembre 14, 2013 sa Provincial Capitol Social Hall ning syudad og nagdala sa temang “Communication: A Crucial Piece to Awareness and Preparedness on Emergency Situation.”

Gisalmutan kini sa mukabat nga 65 ka partisipante gikan sa 10 ka chapters dire sa Mindanao. Ang host chapter mao ang Mangcacangi Chapter sa Tandag City.

Nagsugod ang progama sa usa ka motorcade palibot ning dakbayan. Samtang gipasalamatan dayon ni National President Benjamin Mataksil ang tanan nga misalmot sa maong asembliya. Usa ka hamubo nga pagsaysay (brief history) sa Prove, Inc ang gihatag ni Rev. Fr. Manuel Cruz, usa pod ka membro.

Ang highlight sa okasyon mao ang eleksyon og induction sa mga newly elected national officers sa organisasyon.  National President: Benjamin Mataksil, Vice President: Gegi G. Irong, Secretary: Hernani Apacible, Treasurer: Sol S. Virtudazo, Auditor: VP for Operations: George D. Rasonabe, VP for Membership: Restituto Marilla, VP for Special Project: Amado B. Gurrea. Ang Inducting officer si  City Mayor Roxanne C. Pimentel gi representar ni City Councilor  Reyvic M. Geli.


Ang PROVE, Inc. usa ka radio organisasyon na gimugna gikan sa Tandag City karon lang nga tuiga ug na aprobahan sa Securities and Exchange Commission niadtong miaging Hunyo 17, 2013. Ang usa ka misyon sa grupo ang pagtabang og  paghatag og suporta sa komunikasyon sa gobyerno labi na sa emerhensya og kalamidad, maka-asist sa mga programa og proyekto sa PNP ug  AFP. (PIA-Caraga)