(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Thursday, May 22, 2014

DSWD-Caraga continues to provide social services to poor families

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, May 22 (PIA) – In her interview over Power FM– Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga’s radio station here, regional director Minda Brigoli of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga assured that the department will continue to provide its programs and social services to the poor families.

Brigoli bared that the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan - Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Service (KALAHI-CIDSS) is a community-driven development project implemented by DSWD. "With this program, communities and their local government units are trained to choose, design and implement sub-projects that address their most pressing need. In Mindanao, there are only two pilot areas for this program namely, Butuan City and Cagayan de Oro City," she said.

Brigoli also disclosed that the "Listahanan or Talaan ng Pamilyang Nangangailangan" provides a database of poor families in the country to national government agencies and other stakeholders in order to identify potential beneficiaries of their respective projects.

"In line with our 'Listahanan' database, we're coming up with the second round of household assessments which will identify the poor and the near-poor families deserving of assistance from the social protection programs and services of DSWD. We can assure you that we already have a system or scheme that we can verify, validate the status of the beneficiaries," she remarked.

Furthermore, Brigoli announced that the department’s Self-Employment Assistance - Kaunlaran (SEA-K), which is a capability building program of the agency and local government units aims to enhance the socio-economic skills of poor families through the organization of community-based associations for entrepreneurial devt. "We have been implementing this region-wide, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Department of Agriculture (DA), among other government agencies and we are gaining positive results in this program," she added.

It was also learned that the loanable amount for qualified beneficiaries under SEA-K is minimum of P5,000 and maximum of P25,000 per individual member depending on the project being proposed.

Meanwhile, Brigoli also revealed that DSWD Sec. Corazon "Dinky" Soliman is expected to visit Butuan City sometime in June 2014 to grace the activity of the National Federation of Day Care Workers. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

25 triathletes compete in 2014 Dinagat Islands Triathlon Challenge

By Susil D. Ragas

DINAGAT ISLANDS, May 22 (PIA) – A total of 25 triathletes from all over the country joined the 2nd Dinagat Islands Triathlon Challenge 2014 held on May 18, 2014 at San Jose town, this province.

Most of the 25 triathletes who competed for this year’s Triathlon Challenge from 1.5Km. swimming, 40Km. cycling and 10km running are already  champions of the different triathlon events here in the country.

Dinagat Islands Vice Governor Benglen B. Ecleo, in his message during the welcome ceremony, expressed his gratitude to the participants for joining the significant event and encouraged them to enjoy and explore the man-made natural attractions and wonders of Dinagat Islands.

“I hope that you will share your momentum and experiences in staying to our mystical and enchanting province and tell the entire world that Dinagat Islands is a beautiful place to visit,” Ecleo said.

The winners for the men category are the following: 1st place - Saim Jonard form General Santos City; 2nd place - Brain Borling from Cagayan de Oro City; and 3rd place - Jefferson Tabacon also from Cagayan de Oro City.

For the women category: 1st place - Noemi Andrea Galeos; 2nd place - Jenefer Paloma; and 3rd place - Dorina Ararao.

This year’s winner received P25,000 for the first prize, P15,000 for the second prize, P10,000 for the third prize and non-winners received a consolation prize worth P5,000. (SDR/PIA-Dinagat Islands)

Brigada Eskwela continues to go well in SurSur

By Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, May 22 (PIA) – The conduct of Brigada Eskwela has been going well in Surigao del Sur according to the Department of Education (DepEd) Division Office.

Schools Division Superintendent Teofila Cabatuan said that not a single complaint has ever been received by her office yet.

A week before the start of the weeklong activity, she said that school heads provincewide have already been reminded of their respective tasks in order to guide accordingly.

Brigada Eskwela is an annual undertaking designed to prepare all public elementary and secondary schools for the opening of classes with the help and support of all stakeholders in the concerned community.

This school year, the event has started on May 19 and will end on May 24. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Cebuano News: City Health Office padayon sa ilang kampanya batok Tigdas

SURIGAO CITY, Mayo 22 (PIA) – Ang buhatan sa Surigao City Health Office nagapadayon pa gihapon sa ilang kampanya batok sa sakit nga Tigdas.

Kini ila pang gipalapdan sumala pa sa pamahayag gikan ni Dr. Charito Arriba ang Assistant City Health Officer atol sa gipahigayon nga Monday Flag Raising Ceremony bag-ohay pa lamang nga gipahigayon diha na sa may City Hall grounds.

Gibutyag ni Dr. Arriba nga hangtod karon padayon pa gihapon ang ilang pag-pangbakuna lakip na pag- monitor sa mga kabataan nag edad 5 anyos paubos sulod ning syudad ug probinsya aron mapalapdan pa ang maong kampanya batok tigdas.

Gibutyag usab ni Dr. Arriba nga 6 sa 176 ka mga kabataan nga nagpakita og sintomas sa maong sakit ang nagpositibo niini basi na sa resulta sa laboratory test, samtang usa usab ka 9 pa lamang ka bulan nga batang babaye ang namatay sa maong sakit.

Dugang pa niya nga ang monitoring team sa City Health Office padayon nga naga- monitor sa mga measles cases sa mga hospital lakip na sa upat ka mga district centers dinhi sa syudad.

Samtang ang mga miyembro usab sa Barangay Health Workers (BHW) ang kanunay usab naga- monitor ug nag house to house sa kada barangay aron mahibal-an kon aduna bay mga residente nga nakitaan og mga sintomas sa tigdas sama sa hilanat, rashes, ubo, sip-on, pamula ug pagluha- luha sa mata. (SDR/MICO-Surigao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: Kaliwatan Fun Walk, gitapos sa Tree Planting cctivity sa Butuan By the River

Ni Lyka Quinto

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 22 (PIA) - Subay sa naandan sa matag tinuig nga kasaulugan sa Balangay Festival sa dakbayan sa Butuan, nagkahiusa ang lumad nga mga Butuanon alang sa Kaliwatan Fun Walk nga gisugdan sa Gaisano Mall paingon sa Guingona Park ning syudad, Mayo 12, 5:00 A.M.

Tumong niini nga maila ang mga kaliwatan o clan, organisasyon, fraternities ug sororities, nagkadaiyang ahensya ug institusyon nga mga Butuanon ug ang pag-ila sa ilang kontribusyon sa pagpalambo sa syudad.
Ang nalikom nga pondo gikan sa registration nga Php 500 matag clan mao’y gigamit pagpalit ug mga similya alang sa “Kaliwatan Tree Planting Activity” nga gipahigayon sa Butuan By The River isip panapos sa maong kalihukan.
Tumong sa maong kalihukan nga makaambag usab sa pagkab-ot sa Vision 2020 sa dakbyan. (LGU-Butuan City PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Cebuano News: Pagtigom ug datos sa populasyon, gitutukan

Ni Diana Generalao

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 22 (PIA) - Alang sa pagpaila sa Comprehensive Population Data Banking and Management Project (CPDBMP), gipahigayon ang “Knowledge and Experience Sharing” niini nga gipangunahan sa City Population Office ning dakbayan didto sa LJ Mega Convention Hall niadtong Mayo 14.

Kini gitambungan sa mga Population Officers sa tibuok rehiyon sa Caraga diin gipaambit ngadto sa ila ang mga importanteng aktibidad ug lakang aron sa paghimo sa CPDBMP, lakip na ang mga teknik sa pagkuha ug mga datos, pagpreparar sa survey instrument, pagpahigayon ug mga interbiyo, ug ang pagproseso sa nakuha nga mga datos.

Nahimong tigpamaba sa maong aktibidad si Mr. Ramon C. Yee, ang kasamtangang Provincial Population Officer sa Iloilo. (LGU-Butuan City PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)