(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of the country. 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 2.1 meters).

Thursday, September 25, 2014

MinDA Caraga chief expresses confidence to break record on TreeVolution

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) - "We are optimistic that Caraga region will break the record more than the target number of seedlings to be planted simultaneously in different areas in the region in just one hour. For those who will not be able to join us in the planting sites, we encourage you to plant in your respective houses even with just ornamentals as your support to this endeavor. Let us all unite and pray for the success of this historic event."

This was the statement of Cecilia TriΓ±o, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Caraga Area Manager during her interview on Thursday night over Power FM, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga's radio station here.

TriΓ±o emphasized that all is set for tomorrow's Tree Planting activity in line with the TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW. "The participants for tomorrow's big event are all eager and excited. There are three planting sites for the said activity in Butuan City and these are Bancasi, Pagatpatan, and Tungao. For Agusan del Norte, it will be in Lantawan, Kitcharao. For sure, everyone in the planting sites will do their best to complete the target seedlings to be planted within one hour," she remarked.

"We are 95 percent prepared to the TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW Tree Planting activity tomorrow in the different planting sites. All planting materials are already in place. There are 54 planting sites with 25,000 planters to fill the target of 1,136.10 hectares," disclosed TriΓ±o.

It was also learned that Most Rev. Juan de Dios Pueblos will join in the said activity, as well as 1st District Representative Lawrence Lemuel Fortun, Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr, Surigao del Sur Gov. Johnny Pimentel, Agusan del Sur Gov. Adolph Plaza, Agusan del Norte Gov. Ma. Angelica Matba, and Dinagat Islands Gov. Glenda Ecleo.

“Many of our local officials in the region have expressed their full support and cooperation for tomorrow's event," added TriΓ±o.

Meanwhile, Forester Rodel Mendez of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Agusan del Norte said that there are 943 volunteer planters (Tungao Site – 245, Maug Site – 698) who signified for the Treevolution: Greening MindaNOW tomorrow, Sept. 26. PENRO Agusan del Norte headed by officer Paterno Olivera has identified a total planting site of 25 hectares (Tungao – 9 hectares, Maug – 16 hectares). Seedlings to be planted include Mahogany, Acasia and Kayam. Tungao site planters will plant 4,500 seedlings while Maug planters 8,000 seedlings. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

All systems go for the 'TreeVolution' event in Agusan Norte

By Nora L. Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) – Planting sites, stewards, personnel and other concerned under the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Agusan del Norte are now ready for the conduct of the TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW event on Friday, says regional technical director (RTD) Maritess M. Ocampo of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Caraga region.

According to RTD Ocampo, her team has already made an ocular inspection to the different identified locations of the province. “Seedlings are now pre-positioned, signages are now posted, stewards and other concerned personnel already briefed on their rules, responsibilities and functions during the event,” she said.

In areas covered by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO Nasipit under CENR officer Norman Asugan, six sites were identified covering a total area of 115.9 hectares, to include: Site 1 – Sitio Tagkiling, Antikala in Butuan City with 30 hectares; Site 2 – Sitio Iyao, Anticala, Butuan City with 33 hectares; Site 3 – Barangay Simbalan in the municipality of Buenavista with 37 hectares; Site 4 – Barangay Pagatpatan with 7.7 hectares; Site 5 – Barangay Bancasi with 5 hectares; and Site 6 – Barangay Doongan with 3.2 hectares.

According to Lolot Zaragoza of CENRO Nasipit, as of Thursday morning, there are 2,741 registered/enrolled online volunteer planters recorded by their office.

In CENRO Tubay, Agusan del Norte, CENR officer Vince Estopito also revealed there are 1,800 registered volunteer planters in the area. “There is a possibility that the number will still increase within the day,” he said.

Estopito said, the identified planting sites of CENRO Tubay include Tagnote in Barangay San Antonio in the municipality of Remedios T. Romualdez (RTR) with 20 to 22 hectares; Barangay Mahaba in Cabadbaran City with 5 hectares; and Lantawan Eco Park in the municipality of Kitcharao with 18 to 20 hectares.

Sites covered by PENRO Agusan del Norte to be led by PENRO Paterno Olivera include Barangay Tungao with 9 hectares and Barangay Maug with 16 hectares.

Forester Rodel Mendez bared that the two planting sites to be manned and monitored by PENRO personnel will be planted with 4,500 Mahogany and Acasia seedlings for Barangay Tungao; and for Barangay Maug to be planted with Mahogany, Acasia, and Kayam seedlings.

TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW aims to plant 4,636,000 trees in multiple locations in Mindanao covering a total of 9,200 hectares in just one hour. It also attempts to break the record of India in 2011 for the most trees planted in multiple locations.

The event is initiated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). The initiative also supports the National Greening Program of the government. (NCLM/PIA-Caraga)

All set for Sept. 26 'TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW' in Surigao Norte

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Sept. 24 (PIA) –  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Surigao del Norte Provincial Office (PENRO) and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) are all set for the significant and historic Mindanaowide simultaneous tree planting activity dubbed “Tree Volution: Greening MindaNow,” here on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Cliff C. Abrahan bared that all government partners, various stakeholders and private volunteers are now ready for the said activity.

He said that PENRO and CENRO Surigao City intend to plant around 200,063 seedlings along the road side areas at the municipality of Bacuag covering 40 hectares of land with 25 planters per hectare and 500 seedlings requirement per hectare.

Abrahan further said that the 200,063 seedlings will be subdivided among seven barangays of Bacuag which include barangay Poblacion, Dogsangon, Sto. Rosario, Payapag, Pungtod, Pautao and Cabugao.

“We encourage everyone especially our government partners and various stakeholders to participate and be with us in this siginificant event.” Abrahan added.

The Tree Volution Greening MindaNow activity is in line with the initiative to surpass the Guinness World Record of 1,945,535 planted seedlings set by India, organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) with an attempt to plant 4,363,000 trees in one hour. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

OSCA to celebrate Elderly Filipino Week 

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) – The Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) here in coordination with other government agencies will be celebrating the Elderly Filipino (Senior Citizens) Week on September 29 to October 4, 2014.

“Said celebration will kick-off with a Walk for Health and Dance Exercise at 5:00 a.m. from Gaisano Mall’s Car Park Area going to Guingona Park, this city. It will be followed with a ‘Painit’ or light breakfast and Elderlympics, as well as Medical Day on September 29,” bared Imelda Mupas-Nonan, OSCA Head.

Nonan also said that on October 1, a variety show by the senior citizens will be held at Robinson’s Place.

The following are also set to be conducted: Final validation of the Gulayan sa Barangay Contest on October 1; Final validation for the Search for Outstanding Senior Citizens Presidents on October 3; and Culmination Day on October 4.

“The celebration will culminate with the conduct of Foot Parade and Presentation of Winners for the Grandest Lola and Lolo 2014. Senior Citizens will also enjoy various games,” added Nonan.

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation NO. 470, the first week of October every year is declared as Linggo ng Katandaang Pilipino (Elderly Filipino Week).

This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme “Ang Nakakatanda ay Yaman: Katuwang sa Pag-unlad ng Bayan, Pangalagaan ang Kanilang Kapakanan.” (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Pantawid Pamilya Natl Family Day set in Butuan

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) – The Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Filipino Family (RIAC-FF) will lead this year’s celebration of the Pantawid Pamilya National Family Day and Convergence Caravan on September 28, which will kick-off with a Fun Walk at 5:00 a.m.

The Fun Walk will start from Guingona Park to Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol Covered Court, where the short program will be held.

It was learned from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga through focal person Aldie Mae Andoy, that the said event is simultaneous to the national launching of the “Kaya Ko Ang Pagbabago” campaign to be participated by around 5,000 families who are Pantawid Pamilya Pailipino Program beneficiaries in Butuan City and selected Huwarang Pantawid Pamily all over Caraga region.

“It aims to highlight the importance of families and to drumbeat the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and their stories of positive change, enhance understanding of their parental obligation and focus attention on their rights and responsibilities of all family members,” relayed Andoy.

Pantawid Pamilya is a human development program of the national government that invests in the health and education of children 0-18 years old from eligible poor households. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Caraga region ready for the Guinness World Record Breaking event

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) -  “We’re ready for the big event,” thus declared by the top officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) about the massive tree planting activities on September 26, 2014. 

Organizers and the DENR top officials in Region 13 are pulling up every strings to meet the requirements set for the World Guinness Record Breaking event on September 26, 2014 in Mindanao for the most number of tree seedlings planted in one hour.
As the final instructions are being laid out for the field officers of the DENR in the five provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Province during a meeting on Monday at the DENR Learning Center in Butuan City, tree seedlings have been arriving from other places to augment the stocks of the different PENRO and CENRO Nurseries that would be used during the one-hour massive tree planting event in various tree planting sites all over Mindanao.
The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENRO) Rosendo Asunto of Surigao del Sur and Pat Oliveros of Agusan del Norte reported that hundreds of tree seedlings have been brought to the planting sites several days before the big event to adapt to the weather conditions in the area.
Each planter will plant at least 20 pieces of these seedlings in their assigned area on that day. According to Forester Maritess M. Ocampo, the OIC, regional technical director of the DENR Forest Management Services that based on the time simulation exercise that was conducted in one of the selected tree planting sites with 50 people for a one-hectare area, the job could be done in about 45 minutes assuming a participant plants about 20 tree seedlings of his task.
“But the officials however, are giving more emphasis on the documentation proceedings which is considered vital and urgent in the preparation stage," Forester Nilda Ebron, head of the Regional Technical Working Committee of the Guinness World Record Breaking event in Caraga Region said. She said several field coordinators have expressed more concern on the video camera equipment that are needed to capture the activities at the site for one-hour without cut than other equally important details in the preparations.
“We need videographers who can manage to document the proceedings continuously, uncut for the duration of the tree planting activities as required by the Guinness team,” Ebron said.
According to  Ocampo, some of the CENR offices have grabbed several supplies of tablets with video camera applications to serve as “ back-ups” in the documentation process as several local video studios available have began to jack up their contract price to as high as P20,000 to P25,000 for a limited hour service. “We do not have the funds to afford such services offered by the video studios,”  Ocampo said. She said other means have been used such as tapping friends of some DENR personnel with available video cameras to spare for the event. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)

FSUU team Mindanao champs in nat’l chef war

BUTUAN CITY, Sep. 25 (PIA) - Students from Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) representing team Mindanao, namely: Louie O. Ardiente, Neil Mari Y. Arellano and Jose Mari A. Oraca, win the silver medal at the recently concluded National Food Showdown (NFS) 2014.

This year’s event is anchored on the theme, “Practice Makes Perfect” where the annual culinary reunion and the country’s only national event focuses on the heroic skills and talents of both industry professionals and students in food service.

Ardiente, Arellano, and Oraca are students taking up BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management at FSUU here. They earned the coveted silver award (the highest award) at the Chef Wars: Classical Filipino, Ultimate Chef Warriors Student Division of National Food Showdown 2014 held on Sep. 23-24 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Prior to the competition, the FSUU team emerged as the over-all winner in the Kumbira, a culinary show and competition staged annually by the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (Cohara) last August in Cagayan de Oro City.

The FSUU team Mindanao together with the other regional finalists in NCR, Luzon, and Visayas, were judged on the criteria of taste, presentation, correct professional preparation, and handling/hygiene.

The students were mentored and coached by Herbert “Bertha” Castro with the full support of the HRM Faculty, students, administration and staff.

Now on its 8th year, the NFS has grown to be the only nationwide cook-off in the country. It envisions to help develop skills along the lines of tourism and the hospitality industry, for participants not only in Manila but also in the rest of the country. Partnering with hosts of regional competitions is intended to help encourage the provinces to compete with their counterparts in the NCR. (FEA/NFS/PIA-Caraga)

DENR, participants all set for 'TreeVolution' in SurSur

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office in Surigao del Sur, along with all those who committed to take part, is all set to join the conduct of September 26 Mindanao-wide tree-planting activity dubbed as “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow.”

The said event aims to break the Guinness World record set by India in 2011 that planted the most number of trees in an hour—1,945,535—in 408 locations across its border.

According to Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Rosendo Asunto, he has already done the necessary on-site ocular inspection, together with the respective Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (CENROs) in Tandag City—Federico Senoc; Cantilan—Joseph Leo Oconer; Lianga—Hernan Ramirez; and, Bislig City—Michael Montalban, in order to ensure an orderly activity.

“Everything is already in place,” he stressed, citing the seedlings needed and all the four areas identified for the tree-planting event in the province—Tandag City, Bislig City, Lianga, and Cantilan towns; plus all other things necessary, including coordination with everybody else concerned.

However, it was learned that there are other “last minute” recognized planting areas by the DENR since some local government units (LGUs) have likewise initiated to “go with the flow,” citing Bislig City and Marihatag town, with a target of 30 hectares and 28 hectares, respectively.

Due to the latest development, Surigao del Sur has prepared a total of 142,000 seedlings for 7,725 number of planters who are expected to spread out over a total of 396.50 hectares.

Since the official planting time schedule is at 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Asunto sought the cooperation of all participants to be at their designated areas at least one hour ahead.

Moreover, he reiterated all other instructions like planting a minimum of 20 seedlings each; no participant is allowed to leave the site before the duration of the activity; and participants shall have no other leisure interest but to plant trees—meaning—no picture taking, selfies, etc.

Like Governor Johnny Pimentel, PENRO Asunto also expressed optimism for the “TreeVolution” to succeed by relying on the all-out support of the LGUs. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Feature: What diabetic persons should know about diabetes

By Imelda A. Agdeppa

Recent studies on large numbers of people with diabetes show that those who keep their blood sugar under tight control best avoid the complications of diabetes like heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower extremity amputations. Experts agree that what works best for people with diabetes – and everyone for that matter – is regular exercise, little saturated and trans fatty acids, and a high–fiber diet. Carbohydrates break quickly during digestion and can raise the blood sugar to dangerous levels.

Glycemic index (GI) ranks foods on how they affect our blood sugar levels. This index measures how much our blood sugar increases after we eat. When diabetic patients make use of the glycemic index to prepare healthy meals, it keeps their blood sugar levels and weight under control. Many carbohydrate-rich foods have high glycemic indexes, and they certainly are not good in any substantial quantity for people with diabetes. Other carbohydrates like complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber break down more slowly, releasing glucose gradually into our blood streams and are said to have lower glycemic indexes which are good for diabetic patients.

Studies on glycemic indexes by experts showed that many of the starchy foods we eat a lot produce the highest glycemic response. These are white bread, some breakfast cereals, e.g. cornflakes, rice and baked potatoes but complex carbohydrates present in potatoes are digestible. Low glycemic foods include beans, barley, pasta, oats, apples, oranges, peaches, peanuts, strawberries, sweet corn and carrots. Likewise, vinegar, and lemon juice help reduce glycemic load, the amount of carbohydrate in a serving of a particular food.

Many foods have few available carbohydrates in a standard serving. We call these the “free foods” because they are essentially free of any impact on your blood sugar. These foods contain less than 5 grams of available carbohydrate in a 100-gram portion. The rest of the portion is protein, fat, fiber, ash and water.  Examples of these foods are: (1) vegetables – asparagus, beans, cabbage, broccoli, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, okra, mushrooms, tomatoes, radishes, spinach, turnips and peppers; (2) fruits – avocados, raspberries, strawberries; (3) eggs and dairy – cheese, milk, eggs, yogurt plain; (4) beverages – coffee, diet soda, tea and water.

The glycemic index should not, however, be the only criterion when selecting what to eat. The total amount of carbohydrate, the amount and type of fat, and the fiber and salt content are also important. Consider also, that, factors such as variety, cooking, and processing may affect a food’s glycemic index.

The Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos developed by the Technical Working Group led by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) recommends to eat a variety of foods everyday in order to have a well balance diet.

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, E-Mail: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph or mar_v_c@yahoo.com, Telefax: (02) 8372934, (02) 8273164, or call (02) 8372071 local 2296 or visit our website: http:www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)

Feature: Herbs for sports?

An herb is a plant valued for flavor, scent, medicinal or other qualities other than its food value.

Herbs can be classified according to their use.

A culinary herb can be any other part of the plant itself like its seeds, berries, barks, roots and fruits, which provide flavor to food even in very minimal amounts.

A medicinal herb is used to treat or prevent diseases or disorders and promote good health.

Other uses of herbs are for religious purposes and pest control.

According to Dr. Gemiliano D. Aligui, a research epidemiologist, herbs in relation to sports can stimulate peak levels of physical performance, control pain in injuries, manage weight and rehabilitate the body from the consequences of injuries.

Aligui cited various examples of helpful herbs in each categorical purpose in sports.

Ergogenic Aids:
Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe) and Indian snakeroot (Rauwolfia serpentina) contain ‘yohimbe’, an alkaloid capable of stimulating the body and acts as an aphrodisiac.

Tongkat ali (Eurycoma longifolia) increases free testosterone levels to improve performance.

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a nutritionally dense herb which contains 60 percent carbohydrates and minerals like selenium, magnesium and calcium.

Pain Control:

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been shown to be a COX-2 inhibitor, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory substance.

Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) lowers prostaglandin levels to help ease pain.

Chili pepper (Capsicum frutescens) contains capsaicin which reduces inflammation and pain.

Weight management:

Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa) contains corosolic acid which improves glucose utilization and contributes to weight loss.
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which helps metabolize fat with regular exercise.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) helps in fat digestion and limits fat deposition.

Although these alternatives are surely beneficial, it is recommended to ask a licensed medical practitioner knowledgeable in herbal medicine before taking or mixing these herbs with prescription or non-prescription drugs.

Herbs may have adverse effects when mixed with other drugs.

The Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) developed by a team of experts led by the FNRI-DOST are primary recommendations to achieve good health and proper nutrition of Filipinos.

The tenth guideline, “For a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition, exercise regularly, do not smoke and avoid drinking alcohol beverages”, focuses on behavior modifications for a healthy lifestyle.

This guideline aims to encourage people to engage in physical activities either by brisk walking, jogging or playing sports, and to turn away from unhealthy vices such as smoking and excessive alcoholic beverage consumption.

In this fast-changing and demanding environment, people tend to search for choices.

As natural and cost effective as herbs are, there’s a lot more reason to go out and play!

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; Tel/Fax Num:  8372934 and 8373164; email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, mar_v_c@yahoo.com; FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Caraga andam na sa dakong aktibidad nga mopatik sa nasud Pilipinas ngadto sa Guinness World Record

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Setyembre 25 (PIA)  – "Andam na kita alang sa dako nga aktibidad," kini ang pamahayag nga gideklarar sa mga taas nga mga opisyales gikan sa buhatan sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) kabahin sa dakong kalihokan sa pagpananom og mga kahoy nga ipahigayon karong Biyernes, Setyembre 26, 2014.

Ang mga organizers ug ang mga opisyales sa DENR sa Rehiyon sa Caraga ang nagpailalom sa paglihok aron  nga makab-ot ang mga kinahanglanon sa gikatakdang labing dakong kalihokan nga mudala sa pagpatik sa Pilipinas ngadto sa  World Guinness Record nga ipahigayon sa Mindanao alang sa labing daghan nga mga binhe sa kahoy nga itanom sulod lamang sa usa ka oras.

Sumala pa sa taho nga base sa pinal nga instruksiyon nga gilatag ngadto sa mga opisyales sa DENR sa lima ka mga probinsiya sa Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur og Dinagat Islands atol sa gihimong panagtigum niadtong Lunes, nga ang mga seedlings sa mga kahoy gikan sa laing dapit mamahimong modugang ngadto sa mga Nursery sa Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) og CENRO nga gamiton atol sa ipahigayon nga usa ka oras nga pagpananom sa kahoy sa nagkadaiyang erya sa tibook Mindanao.

Kabahin niini, ang Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENRO) nga si Rosendo Asunto sa Surigao del Sur ug si Pat Oliveros sa Agusan del Norte mitahu nga gatusan ka mga seedling sa mga kahoy ang una na nga gidala ngadto sa erya kon sites sa wala pa ang dako nga kalihukan isip pagpangandam nga mopahiangay sa mga kahimtang sa panahon sa maong dapit.

Sumala pa sa taho nga ang matag mananumay nga miparehistro motanom sa labing menos 20 ka piraso sa mga seedlings diha sa gigahin nga dapit niana nga adlaw. Sumala ni Forester Maritess M.Ocampo, OIC Regional Technical Director –DENR Forest Management Services nga base sa “time simulation exercise” nga gipahigayon sa usa sa mga pinili nga mga “tree planting sites” uban sa 50 ka mga tawo alang ka usa ka-ektarya nga dapit, ang trabaho mahimong buhaton lamang sa mga 45 minutos kon ang matag partisipante makatanom og 20 ka seedling sa mga kahoy sa iyang tahas.

"Bisan pa niana, ang mga opisyales, gihatagan og dugang gibug-aton sa mga dokumentasyon nga kahimoan nga gikonsiderar nga mahinungdanon ug dinalian nga natad sa pagpangandam (But the officials however, are giving more emphasis on the documentation proceedings which is considered vital and urgent in the preparation stage)," ingon ni Forester Nilda Ebron, pangulo sa Regional Technical Working Committee sa Guinness World Record Breaking event sa Caraga.

Matud pa ni Ebron nga pipila sa mga field coordinators ang nagpahayag sa dugang nga kabalaka sa video camera nga mga ekipo nga gikinahanglan sa pagkuha sa mga kalihokan ngadto sa site alang sa usa ka-oras nga walay hunong kon pag-undang kay sa ubang parehong importante nga mga detalye sa mga pagpangandam.

"Nanginahanglan kita og mga 'videographer' kinsa maoy modumala sa pagdokumento sa maong kalihukan nga dere-deretso, walay putol sa durasyon sa aktibidad sa pagpananom sa kahoy nga gikinahanglan sa Guinness team (We need videographers who can manage to document the proceedings continuously, uncut for the duration of the tree planting activities as required by the Guinness team),” Sulti pa ni Ebron .

Sumala pa ni Ocampo, nga uban sa mga CENRO nakaangkon sa pipila ka mga suplay sa mga “tablet” nga adunay video camera nga mga aplikasyon nga maka-alagad isip "back up" sa dokumentasyon sa maong proseso kaysa sa pipila ka mga lokal nga mga video studio nga anaa ang misugod sa pagpataas sa ilang presyo sa kontrata nga mokabat sa P20,000 ngadto sa P25,000 alang sa usa ka limitado nga oras nga pag-alagad.

"Wala kita’y pundo nga makaabot sa maong mga serbisyo nga gitanyag sa video studio (We do not have the funds to afford such services offered by the video studios)," si Ocampo miingon.

Dugang pa niya nga sa ubang mga pamaagi sama sa pagpakig-alayon sa mga higala sa pipila sa mga DENR personnel nga dunay mga video camera nga magamit sa maong kalihokan. (NGBT/with a report from Eric Gallego/PIA-Surigao del Sur)