2.11.2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

44 couples to wed in mass civil wedding in Butuan City

By Ma. Lourdes P. Apego

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 11 (PIA) – A total of 44 couples will celebrate the Valentine’s Day with proclamation of their love and the sealing of their union in a mass civil wedding ceremony initiated by the City Civil Registrar’s office of Butuan City to be held at Luciana Convention Center on February 12, 2015 at 8 o’clock in the morning.

According to City Civil Registrar Judith Calo, the couples are composed of live in partners who have cohabited within or for more than five years already.

They will be joined in matrimony in a ceremony led by Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. as solemnizing officer in the presence of two witnesses or Godparents for each couple and the couple’s parents.

Calo revealed that, except for their wedding attires, the couples spent nothing for the wedding as the registration fee was not collected while expenses for food for six people per couple and the wedding cake were shouldered by the city government.

The mass civil wedding is the highlight of the Civil registration Month celebration in the month of February.

Calo also disclosed that the City Civil Registrars Office is offering free birth registration for the whole month of February. (Radyo ng Bayan Butuan/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Dinagat Islands land use committee reviews CLUP

By Ma. Jane A. Mayola

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Feb. 11 (PIA) – The members of the Provincial Land Use Committee (PLUC) here recently conducted a re-orientation meeting on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) held at the Provincial Guest Center, Capitol Compound, this province.

The committee discussed on the preparation and the role of every committee members in reviewing CLUP which was presented by Mr. Harvey Villegas from Housing & Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) of Cagayan de Oro City.

Dinagat Islands Planning Officer Engr. Manuel Foronda during the meeting explained the rationale of the activity.

Engr. Faronda said that in 2008 the PLUC had already constituted but unfortunately, the province became defunct.

“So with the new administration, we have to constitute the PLUC again because of their critical role in the review of CLUPs in the municipalities," Foronda said.

The CLUP is a tool used to implement the proper land segregation in the province either it is agricultural, industrial, residential, or mineral reserved.

The PLUC committee is composed of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH), Provincial Agriculture (PAG), and other partner agencies. (SDR/PIO-Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)


Evacuation Center phase 1 construction 99% completed, phase 2 ongoing

By Ma. Lourdes P. Apego

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 11 (PIA) - The City Engineer’s Office (CEO) here revealed that it has completed 99 percent of the Phase I of the construction of an evacuation center located at Barangay Bancasi, this city.

In an interview, City Engineer Lorden G. Vismanos said the Phase I, comprising of the first floor of a two storey building, is funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which donated ten million pesos (10,000,000.00) to the project.

Vismanos further revealed that the completion of the second floor of the building is still ongoing which is funded by a five million peso (P5,000,000.00) counterpart of the city government.

Vismanos also disclosed that the building, which sits on an eight hectare lot, can accommodate up to 150 families.

Meanwhile, Vismanos also said that this year 2015, the city government plans to construct a Response, Rehabilitation and Development Center for victims of disasters and calamities and a Women’s Production Center still at Bancasi, this city. (Radyo ng Bayan Butuan/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Turn-over rites for DepEd high post in SurSur set today

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Norte, Feb. 11 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) in Surigao del Sur is set to hold today the turn-over ceremony for the Schools Division Superintendent here.

Dr. Marilou Dedumo, incoming schools division superintendent is going to take the place of Dr. Teofila Cabatuan, outgoing schools division superintendent.

Based on the official program, the event is going to start at 9:00 a.m. at the Shacene Grand Ballroom, this city.

During the occasion, both the outgoing and incoming officials are going to render their respective speeches in connection with the turn-over and acceptance of responsibility.

Governor Johnny Pimentel is also set to give his message.

After the turn-over ceremony and welcome program, a management committee (ManCom) conference will follow. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano News: Turismo gipanghingusgan sa probinsya sa Surigao Norte

By Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Peb. 11 (PIA) – Ang pangagamhanan sa probinsya sa Surigao del Norte gipanghingusgan ang natad sa turismo pinaagi sa usa ka panagtigum nga gipahigayon kagahapon, Pebrero 10, 2015 didto sa PGO Conference Hall, Capitol Compound, ning dakbayan.

Gihisgutan sa maong tigum ang paghatag og maayong serbisyo sa mga turista diin hatagan gayod og maayong pagtagad ug prioridad ang mga turista gikan sa ilang pagsakay paingon sa isla hangtod na sa ilang pagpamauli.

Gihisgutan usab sa maong tigum ang paglimita sa mga kargamento sa lantsa, paggahin og priority seats sa mga turista, cut-off time sa biyahe sa mga lantsa, pagparehistro sa mga turista, registration sa mga motor bangka operators sa Sohoton ug ang tripartite agreement tali sa Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Phil. Coast Guard (PCG) ug Maritime Industry Authority kun MARINA.

Ang maong panagtigum gipangulohan ni Governor Sol F. Matugas og kini gitambungan nila Department of Tourism (DOT) Caraga regional director Letecia Tan, hepe sa City Tourism Office Roselyn B. Merlin, Arturo Cruje sa Provl. Tourism Office, Ivonnie Dumadag sa Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO), PCG Surigao del Norte Field Office Commander Lt. Geoffrey Gervo ug Atty. Maria Roslyn CastaƱo sa MARINA Caraga. (SDR/PIC-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: MOA tali PVAO ug ADN aprubado na

Ni Mary Cheryl S. Monoy

BUTUAN CITY, Peb. 11 (PIA) - Gi-aprubahan bag-ohay pa lamang sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) tali sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte, Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) ug Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) mahitungod sa PVAO hospitalization program.

Buot sa PVAO nga mahatagan og maayong pagtagad ang tanang military veterans sa tibuok nasod, lakip na ang ilang mga tinabangan (beneficiaries), kung sila magmasakiton o ma-admit sa ospital. Gani, gipatas-an pa niini ang hospitalization benefits gikan sa P800.00 ngadto sa P1, 200.00 kada adlaw hangtod sa 45 ka adlaw kada tuig. Gipahiluna usab sa PVAO nga ma-apil sa Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) ang World War II veterans sa ilang health insurance coverage aron mas mapalambo pa ang maong programa.

Human mapirmahan ni Gobernador Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante – Matba ang nasangpit nga MOA, i-accredit sa PVAO ang Kitcharao District Hospital, Cabadbaran District Hospital (CDH) ug ang Nasipit District Hospital (NDH) sa probinsya nga mohatag sa medical care and treatment ngadto sa mga beterano ug ilang mga tinabangan aron makabaton sila og maayong panglawas sa kanunay nga gimando sa Republic Act No. 6948 o “An Act Standardizing and Upgrading the Benefits for Military Veterans and Their Dependents” as amended by Republic Act No. 7696.

Kini nga Sanggunian Resolution No. 016-2015 gipangamhanan ni Board Member Rey G. Jamboy. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Cebuano news: DENR mi-implementar ug mga proyekto para sa key biodiversity areas sa nasud

Ni Richell P. Bongato

BUTUAN CITY, Peb. 11 (PIA) -  Gi-implementar sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ang usa ka proyekto mikabat sa 17 milyon dolyaris nga gipondohan sa World Bank (WB) kauban ang Biodiversity Conservation padung ngadto sa Local Agricultural Landscapes sa mga unom ka rehiyon kauban ang rehiyon sa Caraga para sa key bio-diversity areas.      

Ang proyekto nga gitagaan og prayoridad sa pagkunserba sa mga naalaot nga species ug ang ilang puluy-anan hinungdan niini ang dili pagsustinar sa produksyon sa agrikultura ug sa dili saktong pag-gamit sa yuta.

Si DENR 13 Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo nag-ingon nga sa unom ka tuig nga proyekto mao ang mo lig-on ang lokal nga gobyerno sa pag-adap aning biodiversity isip prayoridad sa paglambo sa mga plano.

Sa pagkakarun, aduna nay 228 KBAs sa Pilipinas, ana na sa 128 terrestial ug 123 marine sites.  Ang uban niini  naa sa protected area status pero kasagaran ang anaa sa gawas sa protected areas nga gi-proklema ubos sa National Intregrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act, nga kinhanglan pa ang dugang inisyatibo sama sa BPP aron masunod ang DENR’s biodiversity efforts sa maong mga rehiyon sama sa Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, Central Visayas, Calabarzon ug ang Cagayan Valley. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)