Friday, September 12, 2014

‘Mag Suroy-Suroy Ta Sa Caraga’ tv show relaunched

By Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) – Rampage Events Management Production, the team behind the successful huge production of events in Caraga region, took the spotlight in relaunching the ‘Mag Suroy-Suroy Ta Sa Caraga (Let's roam around Caraga)," a one hour travel and magazine show covering the various ecotourism places within the region.

After 10 yrs from its final episode in November 2004, the show will have its most awaited come back.

Local television host of the 'Mag Suroy-Suroy Ta Sa Caraga' Gary Aguilo recalled during a press conference on Thursday in this city that it was the first longest running local show in the region and due to increasing public demand they plan to introduce it to the viewing public again.

 "Our Expo Exhibit  and Variety Show can be seen on September 11 to 13, 2014 at Robinsons Place Butuan and the pilot episode will be on September 14 via Zenergy Cable TV Network, Inc. (Channel 17) at 10:30-11:30 a.m. time slot with a replay at 8:00-9: 00 p.m.," Aguilo said.

Aguilo stated that they aim to promote more the tourist destinations in Caraga region and feature the wonders of nature in the show.

"As an independent private TV production, we are hoping to get a good rating and expect to reap support from other local governments in Caraga. The City Tourism of Butuan City is actually doling out sponsorship for this relaunching event," articulated Aguilo.

When asked about concerns on children viewers, Aguilo assured that the young students’ activities in schools will also be best featured. "The production management is making sure to televise wholesome episodes," Aguilo added.

'Mag Suroy-Suroy Ta Sa Caraga' will highlight the inherent natural or cultural value and beauty, historical significance, leisure, adventure, and amusement sites that made Caraga unique and naturally abundant tourist attractions. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)


DTI promotes Shared Service Facility Project in the SurSur

By Romel M. Oribe

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Sept. 12 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry – Surigao del Sur (DTI-SDS) Provincial Office conducted a series of meeting in the province this week to promote the Shared Service Facility (SSF) project.

Considered as one of the pillars in achieving the 2011-2016 Philippine Development Plan’s goal of poverty alleviation with inclusive growth, the SSF project aims to increase the productivity and efficiency of micro and small enterprises in the priority industry clusters - abaca, bamboo, coconut, processed and marine products, arts and crafts, processed food and other agri-based products.

As public-private partnership initiative, implementation of the project will be through private sector partners who can provide sustainable facilities to house the machines/equipment.

The DTI conducted six meetings last week in Lianga, Barobo, Cantilan, Lanuza, Bislig and Tandag City. Various organizations have showed interest to avail of the program and have submitted their proposal to the DTI-SDS Provincial Office.

A Regional Technical Working Group deliberation is set on September 15, 2014 to evaluate the SSF proposals submitted. (NGBT/DTI/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Rice supply remains stable in SurSur

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Sept. 12 (PIA) – As the National Food Authority (NFA) provincial office here headed by manager Gleen Echin gears up for the joint 20th Regional Anniversary celebration on September 26 that will be held in Siargao Island for the first time with the theme “Bigas ng NFA Para sa Taumbayan,” it was assured that the rice supply in Surigao del Sur remains stable.

To date, Echin said that they have a total of about 57,000 bags of buffer rice stocks in all of their three warehouses located in Cantilan and the two cities of Tandag and Bislig.

Meanwhile, she stressed that commercial rice are currently priced between P43-P44 per kilo, the same price range that was noted early last month that posted a P1.00 drop in retail price per kilo after shooting up to P45 per kilo or more for sometime based on NFA regular daily price monitoring.

However, NFA rice still carries the same price tag of P27 and P32 per kilo, respectively, for the regular and well-milled, it was learned.

In a related development, the said agency here has already set up 26 Bigasan Sa Palengke (BSP) province-wide so far, Echin told.

On the contrary, she pointed out that a total of five BSP were meted out perpetual disqualification as NFA accredited outlets due to violation of the Deed of Undertaking (DOU), citing those doing business in the towns of Marihatag, San Agustin, San Miguel, Cantilan, and in Barangay Aras-Asan in Cagwait. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


DTI launches GPB to 9 LGUs in SurSur

By Romel M. Oribe

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, September 12 (PIA) - The Department of Trade and Industry-Surigao del Sur (DTI-SDS) Provincial Office has launched 15 projects in nine municipalities of this province to jump-start the agency’s 2014 grassroots participatory budgeting (GPB) implementation.

As of August 13, 2014, the total amount released to the local chief executives (LCE) and beneficiaries amounted to P4,742,546.00 for the following projects: local government unit (LGU) Cagwait- Abaca Processing and Promotion Project  (P451,250.00); LGU Lianga-Nata de Coco Processing Project (P180,000.00); LGU Marihatag-Abaca Handicraft Making, Coco by Products Skills Training and Production, Street Food Development Project and Food Processing Project (P783,275.00); LGU Lingig – Promotion of Micro-Enterpreneurship Industry Project in which the DTI will implement the project in behalf of LGU Lingig (P100,000.00); and LGU Tagbina- Coco Coir Development Project and Livelihood: Bag Making Project (P968,875.00).

Moreover, GPB ceremonial turnover of checks for Tandag City for its Livelihood the Seaweed Production and Processing Project amounting to P240,000.00; LGU Barobo for Comprehensive Assistance to Market Vendors Project (P786,250.00); LGU Lanuza P90,000 for Coco Coir Equipment/Coco Coir Facility and 450,000.00 for Bamboo Development; and LGU Bislig P260,896.00 for Industry Clustering; and P432,000.00 for Micro-Enterprise Development Program. It was done during the opening program of the Araw ng Surigao del Sur celebration with a total amount of P2,259,146.00 checks turned over.

For 2014, DTI-Surigao del Sur has a total of 19 approved GPB projects for 11 LGUs with a total project cost of P6,692,228.00. (DTI-SDS/PIA Surigao del Sur)


Agnor guv backs P10.9 M infra projects in Carmen, Tubay

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) - Agusan del Norte provincial governor Ma. Angelica “Angel” Rosedell M. Amante-Matba fully supported the two infrastructure projects in the municipalities of Carmen and Tubay in the province of Agusan del Norte amounting to more than P10 million pesos.

In her letter dated August 29, 2014 to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice Governor Ramon AG. Bungabong, she endorsed the projects Construction of Slope Protection in Tagcatong-Vinapor Provincial Road in Sitio Bolihon, Barangay Tagcatong, Carmen amounting to P5,935,460.68 and Rehabilitation of Beto Bridge in Barangay Poblacion, Tubay with project cost worth P5 million pesos for approval.

These infrastructure projects are included in the priority projects of Gov. Angel and the funds intended for the projects are to be taken from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund of the province.

Gov. Angel expressed that these infra projects will surely help the residents in the said municipalities to provide access and mobility especially in times of disasters and in transporting the agricultural products to the neighboring barangays and municipalities of the province.

Provincial Board Member Danny M. Moran pushed for the approval of the projects for immediate implementation and approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during its 57th Regular Session. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Support to “TreeVolution” mounts, NGP success seen in 2016

By Eric F. Gallego

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) – “The National Greening Program is expected to succeed even before its expiration on 2016 as shown by the manifestation of support to the Mindanao-wide TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow campaign which seek to break the Guinness World Record of the most number of trees planted in one hour keeps outpouring,” Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional director for Caraga Region Nonito Tamayo said during a live broadcast interview on Tuesday here.

The stakeholders of the DENR including the different national government agencies, local government units, private firms, and various organizations are showing their manifestation of support to the simultaneous Mindanao-wide tree planting rites on September 26, 2014, highlighting the “Civil Service Anniversary Celebration.”

The world-record holder of the most tree seedlings planted simultaneously at multiple locations is currently held by ‘Saint’ Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan of India which planted 1,945,535 tree seedlings involving 340,200 participants in 408 locations across India, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on August I5, 2011.

The National Greening Program (NGP) is a massive forest rehabilitation program of the government established by virtue of Executive Order No. 26 issued on Feb. 24, 2011 by President Benigno S. Aquino III. It seeks to grow 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million hectares nationwide within a period of six years, from 2011 to 2016.

Tamayo said the five regional offices of the DENR in Mindanao will attempt to plant 4.6 million tree seedlings in one hour simultaneously in different locations on the day of reckoning. Director Tamayo said he has instructed his field personnel in the five provinces of Caraga Region to prepare and plant 500,000 seedlings in 1,000 hectares of open–access timberland in different sites.

He said each province shall prepare 200 hectares with the tree seedlings already prepared at the specified sites. Digging of holes for the tree seedling shall be done by the participants assuming each of them can plant 25 seedlings in one hour. “I think it can be done,”  Tamayo said.

He said that the 500,000 tree seedlings committed by DENR for the specified event is actually the target goal of the agency for the National Greening Program (NGP) this year. “We are compelled to plant this target number of tree seedlings this year and beating the Guinness World-record holder is a collateral move," Tamayo said.

He said the latest report of percentage of survival rate of the planted tree seedlings made in 2012 and 2013 is already above 85 percent which is a good indication that those seedlings will grow into trees.

Aside from being a reforestation initiative, the NGP is also seen as a climate change mitigation strategy as it seeks to enhance the country’s forest stock to absorb carbon dioxide, which is largely blamed for global warming. It is also designed to reduce poverty, providing alternative livelihood activities for marginalized upland and lowland households relating to seedling production and care and maintenance of newly-planted trees. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: AgNor gitutokan ang pagpakgang sa sakit nga Dengue

Ni Mary Cheryl Sabandal-Monoy

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) - Nagsugod na usab ang panahon sa ting ulan. Uso na pod ang mga sakit nga sama sa ubo, sip-on, hilanat ug dengue fever nga maoy resulta sa pagpaak sa “aedes aegypti” nga lamok ngadto sa tao.

Ang probinsya sa Agusan del Norte, pinangunahan ni gobernador Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante – Matba, nag-organisa karon og Provincial Dengue Task Force, uban ang buhatan sa Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), mga City / Municipal Health Officials (MHOs) ug uban pa. Ang maong task force maoy muplano ug maghimo og mga lakang aron masumpo ug mawala na ang dengue sa probinsya.

Sa Monday Convocation kaniadtong September 8, 2014 sa Capitol lobby, naghisgot si Mr. Jimmy L. Egay, ang Health Education Promotion Officer (HEPO) – II sa Provincial Health Office (PHO), nga nisaka na sa 122% ang dengue cases regionwide nga adunay nahitala nga 4, 902 gikan sa Enero 1 – Agosto 23, 2014 kumpara adtong niaging tuig nga adunay 2, 206 lamang.

Sumala sa Disease Surveillance Report gikan sa Department of Health (DOH) – Caraga, base sa Agosto 23, 2014 nga datus, adunay 552 dengue fever cases sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte: Cabadbaran City – 187; Buenavista – 134; Carmen – 27; Jabonga – 15; Kitcharao – 4; Las Nieves – 26; Magallanes – 16; Nasipit – 58; RTR – 50; Santiago – 17; ug Tubay – 18. Aduna usa’y nahitala nga namatay sa dengue: 2 sa Barangay Poblacion – 3 sa Buenavista ug 3 sa Cabadbaran City – 1 sa Barangay Puting Bato, 1 sa Barangay Cabinet ug 1 usab sa Barangay 4.

Dugang pa ni Mr. Egay, nakapanghatag sila og mga Ovitrap kits (an attractant agent for dengue mosquitoes) adtong niaging tuig sa lungsod sa Nasipit. Puntirya nila nga tutukan sa pagkakaron ang Barangay 3, 5, 6, 9, Guinabsan ug Rizal sa Buenavista samtang ang Barangay Cabinet, Tolosa ug Mahaba usab sa Cabadbaran City tungod sa kataas nga insidente sa dengue cases niining mga lugara.

Wala pay nadiskobre nga tambal alang sa sakit nga dengue, busa, gi-awhag ang tanan nga manglimpyo gayod sa palibot kada adlaw o ang gitawag nga “the 4 o’clock habit”. Alisdan gayod ang tubig sa flower vases kada adlaw, takloban ang sinalod nga mga tubig, limpiyohan ang mga sandayong (gutter) ug mga kanal, manilhig sa nataran ug mangayo’g tabang sa mga Local Government Units (LGUs) para sa fogging. Magsul-ob usab og mga long sleeves, pajama ug maggamit og moskitero sa panahon sa kagabhion. Pinaagi niini nga mga aktibidad, mapakgang ang breeding places sa mga lamok ug malikayan ang insidente nga makapaak kini sa tao. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Cebuano News: Steel footbridge gitrabaho sa Simbalan

Ni Roselyn Gangca-Exaure

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) - Personal nga gibisita niadtong adlawng Miyerkules ni Agusan del Norte Governor Hon. Maria Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba ang proyektong Steel Footbridge nga nahimutang sa Sitio Calaitan, Barangay Simbalan, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, aron susihon ang dagan sa pagtrabaho sa nasangpit nga proyekto.

Ang maong proyekto gipunduhan kini sa Agusan del Norte Provincial Government ubos sa Calamity Fund nga giimplementar sa Provincial Engineer's Office.

Gisugdan ang maong proyekto niadtong February 17, 2014 ug gikatakdang mahuman kini karong November 8, 2014.

Subay niini mapasalamaton ang mga katawhan sa Barangay Simbalan sa pagpanguna ni Kapitan Walter B. Tuga sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa Agusan del Norte sa pagpanguna ni gobernador Matba sa pagtunol sa maong proyekto nga maoy labaw nga gikinahanglan sa ilang lugar aron luwas ang pagtabok ug pagtransport sa mga katawhan sa ilang mga nagkadaiyang produkto ngadto na sa kamerkaduhan.

Nasayran nga panahon sa ting-ulan lisod nga tabukon ang maong lugar gumikan usab sa pagsaka sa tubig hinungdan nga madelatar ang ilang pagtabok padulong na sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka mga destinasyon. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)