9.11.2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

LMB commends DENR Caraga

By Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 10 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga was awarded 1st place in the Timeliness of Approval of Projects and High Absorptive Capacity in the Implementation of Cadastral Survey Projects for CY 2010-2014 and 2nd place in the overall implementation of the project Land Administration and Management System (LAMS) for CY 2012-2014 during the 113th anniversary celebration of the DENR-Land Management Sector (LMS) last September 2, 2014 at the Land Management Bureau (LMB) building, Binondo, Manila.

During the commemoration, Land Management Bureau (LMB) recognizes Regional Land Management Services’ efforts and contributions in the completion of the cadastral survey program and the computerization of public land records.

In its over a century of public service, the bureau wants to ensure land tenure for the Filipino people as well as attainment of economic development.

“Truly, best practices in land administration and management coupled with good governance are key factors in achieving the mandates of the LMB making headway in economic and sustainable development and better lives for the Filipino people, ” LMB OIC-Director Ralph C. Pablo said.

Director Pablo and OIC-Assistant Secretary for Administration and Finance Corazon Davis spearheaded the awarding of plaques of recognition to the Regional LMS best performers in the implementation of Cadastral Survey Program and the LAMS.

Among the regions given with awards for the over-all implementation of LAMS for CY 2012-2014 are the following: Region 6 - 1st place; Region 13 - 2nd place and Region 10 - 3rd place. In terms of the implementation of the Cadastral Survey Projects for CY 2010-2014, Region 13 bagged 1st place; Region 2 got 2nd place; and Region 6 in 3rd place.

“The completion of the cadastral survey is an integral part in the computerization of land information. Through the Land Administration and Management System (LAMS) all land-related information are integrated within a system that will make all land-related transactions easier and will benefit everyone from personnel of the DENR and LMB to the field officers to the clients,” Director Pablo concluded. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)


DTI, LGU-Placer conduct Business Consumers Forum

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Sept. 10 (PIA) - The municipal government of Placer in coordination with the Department of Trade Industry (DTI) recently conducted a Business Consumers Forum held at the Municipal Function Hall, Barangay Magsaysay, Placer, Surigao del Norte.

The forum, which was attended by the owners and representatives of business establishments and household consumers, was aimed to provide inputs and tackled vital issues on the proper conduct of business that will operate along the context of consumer welfare and protection.

The forum centered on the discussion of fair trade laws, the rights and responsibilities of consumers as well as other relevant policies and mechanism that governs the proper conduct of business.

Placer Mayor Felimon V. Napuli, in his welcome message, stressed that the only way for business to grow is to provide better products and services to attract more buyers and assured that his administration will always support such kind of activity to educate the business sector and consumers because of the increasing economic activity of the municipality.

During the activity DTI-Trade and Industry Development Specialist Rodrigo R. Matabaran explained that Dthe agency is addressing the national goal on poverty reduction and inclusive growth in two ways such as business development, and consumer welfare and protection.

He also explained that parallel efforts to educate the business sector on fair trade laws and consumer welfare policies, as well as the consumers on their rights and responsibilities were done intensively to enable every household get the best value of their money.

Other topics discussed during the said activity include, the Consumer Act, Price Act and Product Standards, Mechanism on resolving consumer complaint by DTI-Trade and Industry Development Specialist Josephine D. Gabutin.

Gabutin stressed that in case of defective products, consumers can avail of either the three possible options like repair, replacement and refund.

During the open forum one of the issues raised is the prices of LPG which is not adjusted when there is a price rollback.

It was explained that the Department of Energy has jurisdiction over fuel products but the LGU through the local price coordinating council can address the issue by calling the attention of the concerned business establishment. (SDR/DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Butuan bishop urges faithful to participate in tree planting activity

By Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 10 (PIA) - Most Rev. Juan de dios Pueblos, DD of the diocese of Butuan has called on the faithful to actively participate in the massive tree planting event on September 26, 2014 that would attempt to break the Guiness World Record of the most number of tree seedlings planted in a span of one hour.

During the press conference and launching of the Mindanao-wide campaign dubbed as "TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW" held on September 4 at the Robinson's Place here, Bishop Pueblos encouraged the citizens of Caraga to take responsibility in the stewardship of the environment as it will also save people from any disaster.

“By planting more trees, we will also be able to save more lives. Let's all participate in this noble activity with hope that this will be a successful one and that we can also break the record," Pueblos said.

More than 200,000 planters are expected to troop to different planting sites on September 26, aiming to plant 4,636,000 tree seedlings in one hour from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in a total land area of 9,200 hectares all over the six regions of Mindanao.

To date, India holds the World Record of the most number of tree seedlings that have been planted in one hour when the 340,200 participants planted 1,945,535 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on August 15, 2011. That record is being held, by Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, a social reformer, preacher, spiritual leader and the head of the India-based socio-spiritual organization Dera Sacha Sauda.

DENR Caraga regional director Nonito M. Tamayo emphasized that this event will not only focus on tree planting but on tree growing as well.

"With or without this record breaking event we will continue to reforest our environment. We shall hit our target before 2016. With the help of our LGUs, we will make this possible. Let's make everyday an Arbor Day here in Caraga region," he said. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog News: Palasyo sinabi na ang kasalukuyang reporma na ginagawa sa pambansang pulisya ay naglalayong linisin ang mga tiwaling opisyal

Ni David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Setyembre 10 (PIA) - Pinatotohanan ng Palasyo na may mga seryosong pagsisikap sa loob ng Philippine National Police (PNP) para linisin ang katayuan ng mga tiwaling pulis.

Sa isang panayam sa media noong Martes sa Malakanyang, sinabi ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. na itong kakaunting bilang ng mga tiwaling pulis ay hindi dapat dungisan ang imahe ng buong organisasyon ng pulisya.

“Kakaunti lamang sila kung ikumpara sa buong pwersa ng PNP,” sabi ni Coloma.

Siyam na mga opisyal na pulis, pito sa kanila ay miyembro ng La Loma Police station, ay naiugnay sa kasong pagnanakaw at illegal detention. Dalawa sa kanila ay naaresto.

Tinanong ng mga mamamahayag kung naniniwala siya na ang Setyembre 1 na pangyayari sa kahabaan ng EDSA ay isang malaking dagok sa 125,000 na miyembro ng organisasyon ng pulisiya, sinabi ni Coloma sa isang malaking kapabayaan kung walang pagsisikap sa parte ng mga pamunuan ng PNP para linisin ang kanilang hanay.

“Gaano kaya kalaki ang dagok kapag may mga sitwasyon na ganyan at hindi ginawa ng PNP ang kanilang tungkulin,” sabi niya.

Ginagawa ng PNP ang kanilang tungkulin, sa ibinigay na hamon sa napakaraming tao na kanilang binabantayan at kulang ang kanilang tauhan at mga kagamitan na kanila pang tinutugunan, sabi niya.

Kahit sa ganoong pangyayari, gumagawa ang pulisya ng mga hakbang para makuha ang kompyansa ng publiko, sabi ni Coloma, na binibigyan ng diin ang kahalagahan ng koordinasyon ng pulis at komunidad para labanan ang kriminalidad.

Para gawing mas mabisa ang PNP, gumagawa ng hakbang ang pamahalaan na dagdagan ang kanilang miyembro, bumili ng mas maraming armas at kagamitan, at habulin ang mga hindi lisensyadong armas, sabi niya. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Tagalog News: Pinal na draft ng Bangsamoro Law ay isusumite sa Kongreso sa Miyerkoles

Ni David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Setyembre 10 (PIA) - Ang pinal na draft ng Bangsamoro Basic Law ay pormal na ipepresenta kay Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III at sa Kongreso ngayong araw, Miyerkoles, isang opisyal ng Malakanyang ang nagsabi kamakailan.

“Isang paglilinis na lamang, kasunod ng pagpupulong na isinagawa noong nakaraang linggo. Kaya, sa Miyerkoles, (Setyembre 10), magkaroon ng isang turnover ceremony sa Malakanyang,” sabi ni Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles sa mga mamamahayag noong nagkaroon ng panayam sa Davao City.

“Ang mga namumuno at ang ating inaasahang magagaling sa Kongreso ay pupunta sa Malakanyang at nagpasiya ang Pangulo na siya mismo ang mag endorso ng banghay sa Kongreso,” dagdag niya.

Noong nakaraang Marso 27, ang Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro ay nilagdaan pagkatapos marating ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front at ang pamahalaan ang kasunduan na naglalayon na dalhin ang panghabangbuhay na kapayapaan sa Mindanao.

Ito ang nagbukas ng daan upang balangkasin ang Bangsamoro Basic Law na isusumite sa Mababang Kapulungan at sa Senado para ratipikahan. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)