DOST chief leads ground breaking ceremony of Surigao Norte’s Disaster Management OpCen
By Jennifer P. Gaitano
SURIGAO CITY, April 29 (PIA) – In time with the launching of “Iba na ang Panahon: Science for Safer Communities” campaign by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) held on Tuesday at the Gateway Hotel here, Sec. Mario Montejo led the ground breaking ceremony of Surigao del Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction – Climate Change Adaptation (DRR-CCA) Knowledge Management Center cum Disaster Management Operation Center situated at the Capitol Compound, this city.
Along with Sec. Montejo, ASec. Raymund Liboro, DOST Caraga regional director Dominga Mallonga, Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol Matugas, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga regional director Lilibeth Famacion, and other local officials led the said ground breaking and witnessed by the Surigaonons.
In his message, Montejo said the ground breaking activity is very symbolic for the commitment of the provincial government.
“This is a group effort supported by the DOST, Office of Civil Defense, Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, and other partner agencies. The building is modern and it has very good architectural design,” expressed Montejo.
Gov. Matugas emphasized that preparedness is really very important for us to survive in any calamity/disaster. “With this new building which will soon rise and equipment that will be installed, we can be able to assess and prepare ahead for any coming weather disturbances and understand better how we should manage these things,” she said.
Also, Dir. Famacion recognized the noble efforts of the provincial government. “Surigao del Norte is ably led by a good leader that’s why the province was awarded with the Seal of Good Housekeeping,” she announced.
Famacion, further bared that the building cost is P7-million while there is still another P7-million from the 2013 budget which the provincial government is yet to receive from the DILG’s Performance Challenge Fund.
Meanwhile, right after the ground breaking ceremony, the said officials visited the Technology Intervention on the Capability Upscaling of RSY Machine Shop, a DOST-assisted project situated along P. Reyes Street, this city.
It was learned that the shop is worth P1,880,000.00 under the DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). (JPG/PIA-Caraga)
Hydromet hazards poses major threat in PHL, says PAGASA official
By Venus L. Garcia
SURIGAO CITY, Apr. 29 (PIA) - Asst. weather services chief of Mindanao Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Daisy Ortega reiterated during the launching of Iba na ang Panahon: Science for Safer Communities held Tuesday in this city, that based on World Risk Report 2012, the Philippines is third in the world as the most exposed country and at risk to natural hazards after Vanuatu and Tonga.
“Most disasters are related to hydrometeorological hazards which pose a significant threat to all areas in the Philippines,” Ortega said.
The hydromet hazards include tropical cyclones (also known as typhoons and hurricanes), thunderstorms, coastal storm surges, floods including flash floods, drought.
Hydromet conditions also can be a factor in other hazards such as landslides, wildland fires, locust plagues, epidemics, and in the transport and dispersal of toxic substances and volcanic eruption material.
She explained that these atmospheric, hydrological or oceanographic nature of phenomena may cause loss of life, injury or other health impacts, property damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or environmental damage.
Ortega underscored that hydromet hazards pose a significant threat such that it creates physical disruption of infrastructure, affects human health, and causes significant economic losses and damages and loss of lives.
With regards to safety measures, she expressed mindfulness about the action to review and update the building codes retrofit structures not conforming with the design standards.
Also, she emphasized to have a strict implementation of land-use zoning to restrict development in identified high risk areas.
In the course of her discussion, she cited to apply the parameters of preparedness, to assess about what hazards can affect the area and to set plans of action.
According to her, it is deemed necessary to plot certain recovery plans that include funding, determining root causes and vulnerabilities which make communities disaster-prone, rebuilding the affected communities, restoring livelihood and empowering communities.
Ortega encouraged the public to get valuable updates and information through PAGASA warning dissemination mechanisms.
For a safer community, PAGASA is urging public to access their websites at www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph and meteopilipinas.gov.ph/ or visit PAGASA’s weather observation and forecasting networks. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)
Surigao Norte guv hopes Surigaonons to be disaster-resilient
By Jennifer P. Gaitano
SURIGAO CITY, April 29 (PIA) – “We wanted our people to gain confidence with complementing precaution as we mobilize them towards resilience, to enhance the province’s capacity to predict, prevent, prepare for and recover from any disaster.”
This was the direct statement of Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas, during the launching of “Iba na ang Panahon: Science for Safer Communities” campaign held on Tuesday at the Gateway Hotel, this city.
According to Matugas, the natural, climatic and geographic diversity we find in the entire country has also involved every area exposed various types of natural hazards. “For the past few years, we have noted stronger typhoons, extreme flooding, landslides, magnified earthquakes, and even tornadoes have destroyed different areas in the country,” she recalled.
The lady governor, further emphasized that the risks that every hazard brings, combined with the existing and increasing population densities, have raised the need for disaster preparedness, mitigation, and adaptation all throughout the country.
“With all the things that have happened, we have become all the more conscious that indeed, things are never the way they are before. We have learned our lessons… We should act as early as now. And let’s always be prepared for preparedness is the key to risk reduction,” stressed Matugas.
Also, Matugas expressed her warm thanks and gratitude to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through Sec. Mario Montejo for holding said activity that enhance the knowledge and capacity of the Caraganons in terms of dealing with eventualities or disasters.
“We are indeed honored to be given the opportunity to learn from this event, the latest information, tools and technologies that will be of much help to aid everyone of us in understanding the possible impacts of every hazard,” remarked Matugas.
The governor seen this activity very significant especially in Caraga region, which have been identified as among the 10 hazard-prone areas in the Philippines. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)
CARE Corp, DTI-NERBAC Caraga set to conduct forum on biomass power generation, SRTP
By Venus L. Garcia
BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 29 (PIA) – The Caraga Renewable Energy Corporation (CARE Corp.), in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry and National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC) Caraga, will be conducting a Forum on Biomass Power Generation and Short Rotation Tree Plantation (SRTP) on May 7, 2014 at 8:30am, Almont Inland Hotel and Resort, this city.
According to chairman and chief executive officer of Eastern Petroleum Group Fernando Martinez, the forum aims to highlight the power project, introduce the technology of biomass generated power and the investment opportunities that will open up in short rotation tree farming as the feedstock for the plant.
CARE Corp., a subsidiary of Eastern Petroleum Corporation is on permitting stage for the construction of the first 23.5MW module of a planned 47MW Biomass Generated Power Plant which would operate on April 2016.
Dave Butler of Wellons Energy Solutions, Portand, Oregon, USA will speak about biomass technology and his international experience of the subject matter.
Also, Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary Daniel Ariaso Sr. will be present during the forum.
For further clarifications, you may contact Marson Dolendo or Jorge Silaga at 0920-2288989 or at office telephone numbers 085-3412293/ 085-8151271 or email at email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)
Habitat donates G.I. sheets to Day Care Centers
By Jennifer P. Gaitano
BUTUAN CITY, April 29 (PIA) - As promised during their previous visit here months ago, the Habitat for Humanity Philippines – Davao and Caraga region donated recently a total of 100 Galvanized Iron (G.I.) sheets to benefitting Day Care Centers in the five identified city barangays.
The Habitat Team delivered and assessed the status of the Day Care Centers who benefited the total of 100 G.I. sheets - Cabcabon (40), Purok-4 Sto. Niño (10), Ampayon (10), Kinamlutan (20), and Libertad (20).
The Habitat team donated some 40 G.I. sheets with five gallons of concrete paints to the Day Care Center in Barangay Cabcabon, whose roofs need repair and improvement. Brgy. Captain Demosthenes Blanco personally received the G.I. sheets and assisted his staff in the rehabilitation of its Day Care Center.
With tears of joy, Day Care worker Tita Santuya of said barangay, expressed her happiness, excitement and warm thanks to the officials and volunteers of Habitat for Humanity Philippines for providing them the G.I. sheets with five gallons of concrete paints for the rehabilitation of their Day Care Center.
"When I was informed that our day care was chosen among other benefitting barangays, I cried because finally, our pupils will have a room conducive for learning. I pray that Habitat will be blessed more so they can continue to help others in need," remarked Santuya.
Resource Development Manager of Habitat for Humanity of Davao and Caraga Dolly Santos-Serranillo, said Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. has also promised to donate concrete paints for the Day Care Centers in the five barangays aside from the ones donated by the Habitat.
The team also visited Purok-4 Brgy. Sto. Niño where the 10 G.I. sheets were donated. Brgy. Kagawad Florencio Cagas and Servillano Dumabok, personally thanked the Habitat for this effort. Both also requested the Habitat officials for the provision of more materials for the construction of a small room where parents of school children can do activities for the community.
Right after their visit in Brgy. Sto Niño, Butuan Habitat for Humanity president Nora Rama and Serranillo discussed with Brgy. Captain Dennis Felix Gonzaga of Ampayon the status of the Day Care Center of said brgy. The Habitat team donated 10 G.I. sheets for its repair. The team will also provide three gallons of concrete paints (latex) once repair will commence.
Moreover, Serranillo, encouraged the Day Care workers of the recipient barangays to have faith and never lose hope in asking for donors, resources for the continued improvement of their respective Day Care Centers.
"Ask and it will be given to you. It may not be given immediately but it will be given in God's will and time. God knows our needs and He will make other people as instrument for us to get what we opted for. I know being a teacher is not an easy task but you're all here to help students to learn and that is much appreciated," expressed Serranillo.
Meanwhile, Brgy. Captain Roger Elagor of Kinamlutan received 20 G.I. sheets from the team for the repair and improvement of its Day Care Center. The team will also be providing five gallons of concrete paints after assessing other needs of the center.
Day Care Center in Barangay Libertad was the last area which the team has visited and has received 20 G.I. sheets for the same purpose. Officials of said center also received a gallon of concrete paints while more of it will be provided as the team will ask Mayor Amante for the sponsorship/donation of materials including plywoods. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)
DOST brings ‘Iba na ang Panahon’ IEC campaign to Caraga
By Nora L. Molde
SURIGAO CITY, April 29 (PIA) - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga region launches on Tuesday its information, education and communication (IEC) campaign dubbed “Iba na ang Panahon: Science for Safer Communities” here.
The IEC campaign is geared to help equip local governments with knowledge and know-how on disaster preparedness down to the municipal/city level.
According to Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOCS) director Renato U. Solidum, preparedness is the best way to prevent the ill-effects of disasters.
Solidum said, the “Iba na ang Panahon” will introduce Science and Technology (S&T) information and tools in designing disaster preparedness plans and to make more prepared to hazards to make our communities safer.
Since Philippines is prone to many natural hazards due to geologic and geographic setting, it is then proper and important to be more aware of the hazards that our community is prone to, said Solidum. “We need to identify disaster and the risk in our areas in order for us to be prepared, ready and can easily respond if it will happen,” he added.
Also, Solidum said, “being prepared, giving early warning, and provide early action to people in the communities will help you save their lives.”
The DOST, according to Solidum has also developed Hazard and Impact Assessment Software, a rapid earthquake damage assessment system that will help disseminate information to the communities about earthquakes. An Earthquake and Tsunami monitoring stations were set up in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte and Bislig City in Surigao del Sur.
Today’s Iba na ang Panahon IEC campaign was participated in by local government leaders from the five provinces of Caraga region, including disaster risk reduction officers, and national government representatives.
“Iba na ang Panahon” is a joint project of DOST, Department of the Interior and Local Government, local government units of Caraga Region and the Office of Civil Defense. (NCLM/PIA-Caraga)
Seminar on Gender for local media set
By Jennifer P. Gaitano
BUTUAN CITY, April 29 (PIA) – The Paz y Desarrollo (PYD), also known as Peace and Development that is working with government, civil society organizations and educational institutions from various nations in carrying out programs and projects is scheduled for a one-day seminar on Gender for the local media practitioners in Agusan del Norte on May 6, 2014 at the Caraga State University (CSU), this city.
“PyD Philippines is working on the implementation of the 'Female, Forward! Stand Up, Step Up, Speak Up!' communication and advocacy plan. The plan foresees not only basic awareness raising activities but also capacity building trainings and workshops on Gender Sensitivity for Media,” revealed Antonio Miguel Gonzalez Arias, PyD-Philippines country representative.
Arias also bared that in the Philippines, the Female Forward program, as it is locally known, is focused in the provinces of Lanao del Sur (Marawi and Balindong) in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Agusan del Norte (Butuan City, Kitcharao, Santiago and Tubay) in Caraga; and aims to contribute to the realization of women’s political and civil rights by supporting initiatives that promote equal participation of women and men in good governance and democracy.
Arias recalled that in 2010, PyD started a Regional Program to promote Gender Equality in Political Participation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Timor Leste and Vietnam funded by the Spanish agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
PyD is a non-government development organization founded in Cordoba, Spain in 1991. It seeks to promote equality and social justice as a means to achieve social change. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)
DSWD Caraga to accept applicants until May 2
By Nida Grace P. Barcena
SURIGAO DEL SUR, April 29 (PIA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Caraga is still accepting applicants to fill-up 346 field workers to be needed for the on-board of the Kalahi-CIDSS-National Community Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) until May 2.
In a press statement released by the office of the DSWD, assistant regional director Mita Lim confirmed that the office will hire 39 area coordinators, 49 Finance Analysts and 214 Community Facilitators as KC-NCDDP is set to commence on May 2014 in the region.
A total of 46 municipalities from the five provinces of Caraga are already identified to be covered by such program where several workers are needed to suffice the workforce required in the implementation.
According to DSWD social marketing officer Eunice Montaos, interested qualified applicants are still accepted until May 2. The application letter, resume’ and other pertinent papers will be submitted at the record section of DSWD FO Caraga, Pili Drive Extension, Butuan City or email at kc_sm_caraga @yahoo.com she said.
The NCDDP is the scale-up program of the Kalahi-CIDDS project, one of the core anti-poverty alleviation programs of DSWD. (NGBT/with reports from DSWD/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
SurSur PNP assures readiness for Labor Day celebration
By Greg Tataro Jr.
TANDAG CITY, April 29 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Provincial Director P/SSupt. Narciso Verdadero assured that the entire police force in the province is already set for the May 1, Labor Day celebration.
He pointed out that all lower units have already been instructed about what to do to maintain a generally peaceful situation, also adding that such occasion is routine.
Meanwhile, Verdadero said that there are no “legal fronts”—apparently referring to leftist groups—who have so far secured a permit to conduct rally from any local government units (LGUs) in the province on Thursday.
However, the provincial police chief indicated that they will continue to maintain a watchful eye to this kind of event for any eventuality.
Verdadero, likewise acknowledged receipt of Command Memorandum Circular No. 33 from Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) for the security coverage of Labor Day 2014. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
Butuan govt in full swing for 2014 Literacy Awards
By Diana Generalao
BUTUAN CITY, April 29 (PIA) - The city government here is now gearing up for yet another feat in this year’s National Literacy Awards as it formally started the task of preparing its official entry to the said award-giving body.
“Out of all the highly-urbanized cities in the country, we emerged as the Top 3 in the last National Literacy Awards in 2012. We now aim to achieve higher than that,” Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. asserted during the technical working group’s meeting which was done at the 2nd floor of the City Public Library, April 22, 2014.
Councilor and now the chairman of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology Ramon P. Carampatana also stressed the same thing. “We were already there at the Top 3. That’s all the more reason for us to go up. Let’s do this.”
All the local government’s programs and advocacies that highlights the fortification of education not just among children, but uneducated adults including members of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) here were presented and each given a rundown as to how it should be incorporated to the city’s official entry, also emphasizing its relationship with the current Agro-Forestry Vision of the city government.
Very keen on the technicalities of the whole process of identifying, packaging and submitting the official entry was councilor and chairman on both the Committee on Health and Sanitation and the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Virgilio G. Nery, Jr. “It is important that we can support the data we have. It should be complete and we should also be knowledgeable so we can provide answers during evaluation,” Nery said.
Grow a Million Trees and Clean Ground Zero Waste were just some of the programs identified including regular programs implemented by the Offices of the City Population, City Social Welfare and Development, City Nutritionist, City Agriculturist and the City Environment and Natural Resources.
The city’s official entry will be submitted to the National Literacy Council in Manila by the end of this month and results for the national qualifiers will be announced within the following month. (LGU-Butuan City PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)
SurSur gov brags about PAMANA feat; gets P120M
By Greg Tataro, Jr.
TANDAG CITY, April 29 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel gladly announced that the province might gain another huge amount of funding from Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) due to the “impressive performance” in project implementation.
He said that the team of Assistant Secretary Jennifer Oreta will again be coming—hopefully next week—to conduct an ocular inspection of the area “if it’s OK”—referring to a road project from Hanipaan going to Andap Valley which is a conflict-affected area somewhere in Barangay Sto. Niño, San Agustin town, 64 kilometers south of this city.
Asec. Oreta along with her team was in Hinatuan and Tagbina towns last week for the inspection of several projects, according to Gov. Pimentel, adding that the assistant secretary was “very much impressed” with the implementation of the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) projects here.
Pimentel also quoted Oreta as saying “PAMANA projects in Surigao del Sur are not only implemented properly, but on time.”
Pimentel divulged that the amount that might be poured in will be P120 million.
He noted that the said OPAPP fund is for Caraga region but because of the great feat the province showed in terms of project implementation, the amount might just be as well given entirely to Surigao del Sur for the road project.
Accordingly, other provinces are lagging behind project implementation, citing that there are still 2012 and 2013 projects that have yet to be completed, hence 2014 projects cannot proceed. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
US-Philippines engages Partnership for Growth
MANILA, April 29 - The United States (U.S.) and the Philippines are committed to placing the Philippines on a path to sustain a more inclusive economic growth, and elevating it to the ranks of other high-performing emerging economies. Under the Partnership for Growth (PFG), both governments are taking a comprehensive approach to development that reaches beyond traditional foreign assistance.
The PFG, a whole of government effort resulting from President Barack Obama’s September 2010 Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development, is a high-level initiative focused on economic growth in countries committed to good governance. The PFG aligns with policy reform areas outlined by President Benigno S. Aquino III in the Philippine Development Plan.
The PFG aims to address the most significant constraints to growth and to stimulate inclusive economic expansion. A joint analysis identified governance and inability to capture revenue as the top constraints to growth in the Philippines. The PFG leverages the resources and tools of partners, especially the private sector, to increase the effectiveness of policies and institutions necessary for development. USAID and Millennium Challenge Corporation funding provides more than $800 million over five years to support PFG projects.
Under the U.S.-Philippines five-year Joint Country Action Plan, both governments also have prioritized creating a more transparent, predictable, and consistent legal and regulatory regime; fostering a more open and competitive business environment; strengthening the rule of law; and supporting fiscal stability through better revenue and expenditure management. The U.S. government is committed to sustain inter-agency engagement in support of the PFG’s goal and objectives.
Since 2011, the Philippine government has made significant progress in implementing policy and institutional reforms. The Philippines has also achieved remarkable improvements in GDP growth, competitiveness, tax revenues, and sovereign debt ranking. U.S. government continues to work together with the Philippines to ensure that the growth generated is inclusive and sustainable. (U.S. Embassy/PIA-Caraga)
US, PH govt sign the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement
MANILA, April 29 – United States of America (USA) Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg and Philippine government’s Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin recently signed the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (EDCA).
The U.S. –Philippine alliance, underpinned by the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines (MDT), has been a key aspect of security and stability in the region for the last six decades. In furtherance of the MDT and the Agreement Regarding the Treatment of United States Forces Visiting the Philippines (VFA), the EDCA establishes a framework through which both the Philippines and the United States will approach the security challenges of the region into the 21st century.
As Ambassador Goldberg noted, "the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, serves as recognition that there is even more we can do together to support the alliance and promote peace and security in the region.”
Subject to the mutual agreement of the parties, the EDCA will allow for the enhanced rotational presence of U.S. forces at agreed locations in the Philippines. This will increase training opportunities for U.S. and Philippine forces, which will contribute to increased interoperability and a greater ability to jointly respond to humanitarian crises that impact the Philippines, such as typhoon Yolanda. It will also allow the joint development of agreed locations to support the shared goal of promoting the long-term modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and will help the AFP maintain and develop additional maritime security, maritime domain awareness, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities.
The EDCA affirms the understanding that the United States will not establish a permanent military presence or base in the territory of the Philippines.
Once it enters into force, U.S. and Philippine officials will work through existing bilateral security mechanisms, such as the Mutual Defense Board and the Security Engagement Board (MDB/SEB), to operationalize the Agreement. (U.S. Embassy/PIA-Caraga)
Cebuano News: Zero-Malaria Case sa Butuan gipanghinautan
Ni Lyka Quinto
BUTUAN CITY, Abril 29 (PIA) - Agi’g pakigtambayayong sa City Health Office ug Department of Health, mas gitutukan pa sa panggamhanan ang pagpalapad sa mga lakang aron nga mamintinar ang zero nga kaso sa malaria sa Butuan sugod pa niadtong tuig 2011 hangtod sa kasamtangan, ug opisyal na unyang madeklara nga Malaria-Free ang dakbayan.
Tungod niini, aron masiguro nga mapasibya ngadto sa mga katawhan ang estado sa kaso sa malaria sa atong syudad ug aron usab maedukar sila sa mga kaakuhan ug dakung mahimo aron sa pag-eliminate sa Malaria, gipahigayon ang Press Conference on Malaria Awareness sa Luciana Convention Center, Abril 28, 2014.
Gipahayag ni Dr. Casmerlita D. Yu, Regional Malaria Medical Coordinator nga mas gitutukan gayud ang pagmonitor sa malaria sa mga kabarangayan. Ubay-ubay nga mga aktibidad ug serbisyo usab ang gitunol sama sa Bednets Distribution, Indoor Residual Spraying, Entomological Survey, Mass Blood Survey, Boarder Operation, ug Rapid Diagnostic Test.
Gisaysay usab ni SP Virgilio Nery, Jr. nga, “education and public awareness is a must, so that the spread of the dreaded disease will be contained. We will work hand in hand, the City Health Office, Department of Health and the Sanguniang Panlungsod to have Butuan City as a Malaria Free City.” (LGU-Butuan City PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)
Cebuano News: Suholan sa mga opisyal sa barangay, BHW, BNS giawhag nga usbawan
Ni Jay Vincent V. Demain
BUTUAN CITY, Abril 29 (PIA) – Mipadayag og hugot nga suporta ang Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa Agusan del Norte nga usbawan ang suholan sa tanang opisyales sa barangay lakip na ang ilang Barangay Health Workers (BHW), Barangay Nutrition Schoars (BNS) ug day care workers.
Matod pa sa resolusyon nga gipasar sa mga magbabalaod ning probinsya bag-ohay pa lamang, ang pag-usbaw sa suholan sa nasangpit nga mga trabahante sa gobyerno angay lamang tungod sa kadako ug kabug-at sa ilang responsibilidad sa ilang komunidad. Kon buot huna-hunaon gani, matod pa, ang ilang pagserbisyo nahimong 24/7 matag adlaw tungod sa nagkadaiyang panginahanglanon sa publiko sa bisan unsang adlaw sa semana ug bisan unsang takna sa adlaw bisan paman sa kagabhion.
Nagtuo ang mga magbabalaod nga kini sentimyento sa suporta sa ubang probinsya sa tibuok nasod, dunggon ug aksyonan sa kongreso sa dali nga panahon. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)