1.11.2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

PRO 13 accounts contingent for Pope's visit in Eastern Visayas

By Noel B. Najarro

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 8 (PIA) - The Police Regional Office 13 (Caraga) made an accounting of the officers and personnel from this region which will form as part of the augmentation force to Police Regional Office 8 during the State Visit and Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis in the country from January 15 to 19, 2015.

Deputy regional director for operations PSSupt. Pedro U. Obaldo, Jr. assisted by the senior police officials conducted the accounting of the contingents from the regional headquarters, the Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office, the Butuan City Police Office, the Regional Public Safety Battalion and the other national support units (NSUs). The accounting of officers and personnel was made at the regional headquarter grandstand Thursday morning.

PRO 13 chief information officer PSSupt. Romaldo G. Bayting, in an interview this morning, said that they could not give yet the exact figure on how strong the Caraga contingent will be, as simultaneous accounting were still being done also at the other police provincial offices. “Most likely, we cannot come up with the number like the other police regional offices have. They were able to gather a thousand-strong or more contingent. The most possible number we can come up with will be between 600 to 700,” Bayting said. It will be most likely, according to the official, that the Caraga contingent may become a complimentary force to the Papal security in the area which His Holiness may visit in the Visayas area, under the Police Regional Office 8 area of responsibility.

As to their movements, their departure and other details, Bayting explained that he cannot divulge it yet.

Part of the Pope’s itinerary is to visit Palo, Leyte for a lunch with some survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” and the Bohol earthquake and to preside a mass at Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City on January 17, 2015. (PNA/PIA-Caraga)


SURSECO II vows to restore power supply in three days

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 8 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur Electric Cooperative II (SURSECO II)  indicated that it is about to wrap up its power supply restoration effort within the week.

However, SURSECO II general manager Iglorio Hinayon took exception of San Miguel town, 31 kilometers south, this city, which he described as still flooded.

He explained that putting back in place all transmission lines in San Miguel area that were toppled by Tropical Storm Seniang that made first landfall in the province on December 29, 2014 is not yet feasible.

On the other hand, Hinayon pointed out that power supply in all business centers under their service area from Lianga up to Carrascal including Tandag City has been restored just several hours before the New Year revelries.

Right now, he said that maintenance crews are still deployed working on lateral lines in outlying areas for full power restoration. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


DTI:  Basic and prime goods in SurSur still within SRP

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 8 (PIA) – Despite the isolation of the city and the rest of the towns going to the north of Surigao del Sur, after the Hubo River detour bridge located in San Agustin town, 64.5 kilometers south, this city, was washed out by Tropical Storm Seniang on December 29, 2014, basic and prime goods stayed within suggested retail price (SRP) while others even fell below.

Romel Oribe, DTI acting provincial director, said that no price increases have been noted based on price watch conducted on January 6, this year as compared to December 2014, citing lots of stocks available aside from the situation that business is no longer brisk since the holiday season was already over.

Cargoes can be still brought in to Tandag City and other affected areas via Surigao del Norte, an alternate route, to ease the inconvenience of “double handling” that entails additional labor component, the DTI chief commented in regard to the prevailing situation.

However, Oribe said that prices may still go up but not as immediate as now.

On the other hand, he said that based on information the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is working under pressure to restore the detour bridge the soonest possible time.  (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Fire hits 11 market stalls in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Jan. 8 (PIA) - Fire has completely razed down 11 stalls in the right wing of a public market here along Borromeo corner Sarvida Streets, early Thursday morning.

According to City Fire Marshal Senior Supt. Rey G. Bautista, the 11 stalls were owned by Aga Manangkiran, Bebie Egugan, Aliyah Pangarungan, Normina Binaning, Norhiya Ramos, Karen Tan, Leonardo Bacacao, Nestor Martinez, Nancy Martinez, Nick/Ervin Martinez, and Nicka Martinez.

Bautista said the fire broke out at around 1:00 a.m. “It was declared fire out after almost an hour, at around 2:30 a.m.,” Bautista added.

Total damage to property was estimated to have reached P1 million.

The cause of fire is still under in-depth investigation by the Bureau of Fire Protection - Surigao City Investigation Team together with the Surigao City Police Station personnel.  (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Tagalog News: Kooperasyon mula sa publiko kinakailangan para epektibong labanan ang HIV, sabi ng Palasyo

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Enero 8 (PIA) - Ang kampanya ng pamahalaan laban sa pagkalat ng human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) ay patuloy pero kinakailangang makipagtulungan ang publiko upang ito ay magiging matagumpay, sabi ng isang opisyal ng Palasyo noong Miyerkoles.

"Tuloy-tuloy ang ating kampanya laban sa HIV. Palagi nating sinasabi na may mga ginawang hakbang na ating ginawa para maseguro ang pagpigil ng HIV,” sabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda sa pakipanayam sa media sa Malakanyang.

“Sa kasamaang palad, iyong mga gumagawa ng mga ganoong gawain, ang iba sa kanila ay parang hinidi sinusunod ang ligtas na paraan para gawin iyon. Pero hindi tayo nagkulang sa kampanya laban sa HIV.”

Ang Department of Health ay nag-ulat na may halos 500 na bagong kaso ng impeksyon ng HIV na nadokumento noong Nobyembre, 2014, dalawa sa tatlo noon ay nasa 15 hanggang 24 na taong gulang at nakuha ang impeksyon sa pakikipagtalik.

Ang National Epidemiology Center ng DOH ay nakapagtala ng 492 bagong kaso ng HIV, kasama na ang 40 na kaso ng acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) noong nakaraang Nobyembre. Sa bilang na iyon, 134 ay nasa 15 hanggang 24 taong gulang. May kabuuang 10 ang naiulat na namatay.

Sinabi ng departamento na ang 492 na kaso ay 28 porsyentong mas mataas kaysa 384 na kaso na naitala noong Nobyembre, 2013.

Ang bilang na mula sa pakikipagtalik ay 464 na kaso, ang 250 noon ay dahil sa pakikipagtalik sa mga homosexual at ang 146 ay dahil sa bisexual na pakikipagtalik, habang ang pakikipagsalo ng heringgilya ng mga gumagamit ng druga ay siyang umangkin ng nalalabing 28 na kaso.

Ang mga lalakeng nakipagtalik sa kapwa lalake ay siyang mapanaig ng uri ng paglilipat ng sakit sa pamamagitan ng pakikipagtalik, na naikwentang may 85 porsyento ng impeksyon, puna ng DOH.

Sabi pa, mga 83 na bagong kaso ng HIV ay nagmula sa National Capital Region, Region 4-A, Region 2 at Region 11. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Cebuano News: Convergence Monday Morning Sharing sa tuig 2015 gipahigayon bag-ohay pa lamang

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Enero 8 (PIA) – Unang Convergence Monday Morning Sharing gisugdan pinaagi sa usa ka misa pasalamat nga gipahigayon niadtong adlawng Lunes, Enero 5, 2015 didto sa Provicnial Convention Center ning syudad.

Ang maong kalihukan gipangulohan mismo ni governor Sol F. Matugas uban ni vice gov. Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr., mga miyembro sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan, mga hepe ug empleyado sa kapitolyo uban usab sa mga hepe ug representante sa nagkadaiyang ahensya sa gobeyrno ug non-government organizations nga sakop sa convergence group.

Pagkatapos sa santos nga misa gipahigayon ang Convergence Monday Morning Sharing nga nagdala sa temang 2015-"A Year of Dynamic Convergence Towards Achieving New Goals and Sustaining the Gains of Ang Bag-ong Surigao."

Sa maong okasyon, gihimo ang HEALS Plus 2015 Service Commitment Ceremonial Signing ug gipahigayon usab ang awarding of certificates ngadto sa mga eatudyante ug mga magtutudlo nga gipangulohan ni Surigao del Norte Schools Division Superintendent Evelyn Fetalvero nga nahimong gold awardees sa Korea diin sila nagdala ug dungog sa lalawigan sa natad sa edukasyon.

Sa mensahe sa gobernador iyang gidasig ang mga empleyado sa kapitolyo sa paghatag og serbisyong tinud-anay nga iyang gitawag nga "service beyond the usual" ug sa pagpuyo sa adbokasiya sa prinsipyo sa FRESH (Focus, Relevance, Effective, Sustain and Holistic).

Pagkatapos sa Convergence MMS gipahigayon ang Convergence fellowhip didto sa New Conference Hall sa opisina sa gobernador uban sa presensya ni Cong. Francisco T. Matugas. (SDR/PIC-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)