2.06.2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

PDRRN to launch SURGE with workshop on RA 10121

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 4 (PIA) – The People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network (PDRRN) is set to launch the Caraga region’s Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE), a consortium consisting of Christian Aid, Handicap International, Oxfam and Plan International and funded by the European Union humanitarian aid, and will be holding the workshop on Republic Act 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 to partner stakeholders on February 5-6, 2015 at Y Hotel, this city.

This is part of the Rights, Risks, and Resilience – a policy series on inclusive community-based DRR (ICBDRR).

“The workshop aims to identify the issues related to DRR policies and practices; strengthen the understanding and approach of inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction based on good practices and innovations and based on the identified issues, develop key messages and actions in relation to the sunset review and the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan,” bared Esteban Masagca, PDRRN Executive Director.

Masagca also stressed that SURGE brings successful experiences on ICBDRR to more communities to be transformed and established into local, regional and national policies and practices. The learnings from these experiences, according to him, are drawn from the combines experience on DRR and humanitarian aid of SURGE partners and other agencies. These learnings can also be useful reference for other high-risk anddiverse communities in the Philippines and beyond.

“SURGE is implemented through a suite of activities with diverse stakeholders over 18 months, up to November 2015 by Community-building, Change in policies, Capacity-building, and Creative communications,” added Masagca.

It was also learned that the main beneficiaries of SURGE are national DRR agencies, local government units (LGUs) and affected communities in high-risk and poor areas in the country. Agencies that are deeply involved in DRR will be engaged as SURGE advances improvements in policy and practices. LGUs and affected communities, DRR practitioners including civil society organizations and DRR champions will benefit from the series of peer-to-peer and mentoring sessions on ICBDRR while the greater public can learn more and influence others about the value of ICBDRR especially in a disaster-prone country like the Philippines. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


PENRO Dinagat formulates 10-year solid waste management plan

By Ma. Jane A.Mayola

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Feb. 4 (PIA) – The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Dinagat Islands has conducted a four-day writeshop conference for the preparation of the 10-Year provincial Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) held recently in this municipality.

The activity aims to formulate the modules 3 and 4 of the 10-year SWMP of the province which focuses on the legal and institutional framework and plan strategy of the SWMP.

The SWPM is a strategic tool used for more efficient implementation of proper solid waste management such as maximizing the advent of technology by giving the solid waste generating industries access to participate in recycling opportunities and other methods in order to handle the increasing wastes produced in the province.

PENRO Dinagat Islands targets to finish the SWMP by June this year.

Participants of the said activity are Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers from the seven municipalities of the province, department heads and barangay officials. (SDR/PIO-Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)


SP approves water laboratory analysis in Butuan

By Ma. Lourdes P. Apego

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 4 (PIA) - The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Butuan, in its regular session on February 3, 2015, passed a resolution recommending that the laboratory analysis of the potability of water provided by the local drinking water stations be done only in the city.

In a resolution principally authored by Councilor Virgilio G. Nery Jr., the SP recommended that the City Health Office (CHO) will facilitate the laboratory analysis within the city rather than travel outside, particularly to a DOH accredited facility in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, to procure a certification of water potability.

In an interview, Dr. Nery clarified that the city has its own DOH accredited laboratory located at the Butuan City Water District (BCWD).

Further, Nery explained that local drinking water operators incur additional expenses when the physical and laboratory tests of water samples are done outside the city.

The resolution said that the conduct of the water potability testing in Butuan City is more convenient for drinking water operators with less cost. (Radyo ng Bayan Butuan/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


SurSur guv takes pride as pioneer 'Bayani Ka!' awardee

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Feb. 4 (PIA) – Governor Johnny Pimentel told capitol employees on Monday about the “Bayani Ka!” award he received for the province of Surigao del Sur from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through Secretary Dinky Soliman on January 23, 2015 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center in Makati City.

“This is another feather in our cap!” he said of the “trophy” Provincial Administrator Efren Rivas was holding during the regular flag ceremony program.

Early on, the governor narrated how the provincial government topped the 82 provinces in the entire country vying for the prestigious recognition—national awardee for the special award on improved local governance (PLGU) category—the  first ever to be held, adding, it will become an annual event.

Pimentel said, it all started in 2003 or 11 years ago, citing the “efforts supporting the implementation of Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services-National Community-Driven Development Program (KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP).”

He bared that a total of P545 million worth of projects have already been implemented in the province, which shells out a “financial assistance as counterpart equity” to municipalities and barangays.

“In fact, in Cagwait alone, we gave P2.1M as counterpart for the three-year project of KALAHI CIDSS,” Pimentel pointed out. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Tagalog News: Gobyerno layuning lumikha ng de-kalidad na trabaho para maibsan ang kawalang trabaho, sabi ng Palasyo

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Peb. 4 (PIA) - Nakatutok ang pamahalaan para lumikha ng trabahong may mataas na pasahod para harapin ang kawalan ng trabaho na siyang kalaban, sabi ni Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma noong Martes.

“Ang ating pakay ay makapaglikha ng mga tinatawag na highly remunerative jobs, ‘yung quality jobs, para may stabilidad ang empleyo ng ating mga mamamayan at magagamit ang kanilang likas na talino at galing,” sabi ni Secretary Coloma sa isang panayam sa media sa Malakanyang.

Nailagay ang kawalan ng trabaho sa hanay ng mga nasa tamang edad sa bansa sa 27 porsyento, ayon sa survey na ginawa ng Social Weather Station, katumbas sa tinatantiyang 12.4 milyon na mga Pilipino, noong huling quarter ng 2014. Ang naturang survey ay ginawa mula Nobyembre 27 hanggang Disyembre 1 noong nakaraang taon sa loob ng 1,800 na respondent.

Napuna ni Coloma na ang SWS na survey ay magkaiba kung ikumpara sa Labor Force Survey ng pamahalaan, na sumusunod sa pamantayan na itinakda ng United Nations Internation Labor Organization.

Sabi niya na ayon sa Labor Force Survey na ginawa ng Department of Labor and Employment, ang proporsyon ng kawalan ng trabaho ay bumaba ng 6 na porsyento noong Octobre ng nakaraang taon.

“Kaya ang pagharap natin dito ay ‘yung mga kongkretong programa ng pamahalaan hinggil sa economic development at employment generation,” sabi niya na tinutukoy ang programa ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority na ang layunin ay mabigyan ang mga trabahante sa bansa ng karunungan sa trabaho para madaling makahanap ng trabaho.

“Puspusan din ang pagsisikap na maibaba ang bilang ng mga walang trabaho. At kahanay diyan ang mga programa on poverty reduction and social protection,” dagdag ni Coloma. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Cebuano News: CSC mudawat na sa mga nominasyon alang sa 'Search for honest, hardworking public officials and employees'

Ni Richell P. Bongato

BUTUAN CITY, Peb. 4 (PIA) - Ang Civil Service Commission o CSC nag-anunsyo sa mga nominasyon sa 2015 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees.

Kining maong tuigay nga pagpili parte sa CSC’s Honor Program kun HAP ug ang award niini mao ang pinakataas nga pasidungog ang ihatag sa gobyerno ngadto sa indibidwal og grupo kun diin nagpakita sa ilang dedikasyon ug maayong panerbisyo diha sa katawhan.

Ang tulo ka kategorya ubos sa pasidungog mao ang Presidential Lingkod ng Bayan Award, Outstanding Public officials and Employees o Dangal ng Bayan award ug CSC Pagasa.

Ang Presidential Lingkod Bayan kadtong indibidwal o grupo nga adunay dakung empak ug may kontribusyon sa nasud.

Samtang ang Outstanding Public Officials and Employees Dangal ng Bayan Award nagpresentar sa indibidwal nga naghatag sa walay puas nga serbisyo diha sa katawhan ug adunay moral nga gipakita basi sa Code of Conduct and Ethical Standard sa usa ka opisyales ug empleyado sa gobyerno.

Ang ikatulo ug ulahi nga award mao ang CSC Pagasa kini ihatag sa indibidwal o grupo nga adunay kontribusyon sa paghatag og kaayuhan sa usa o kapin pang departamento sa gobyerno.

Kaning pasidungog abri sa mga opisyales ug empleyado sa career o non-career service sa gobyerno apil ang mga appointive barangay officials. Walay labot ang mga empleyado nga ubos sa job order o contract of service.

Ang mga pangalan sa nominasyon ipasa sa dool nga opisina sa CSC.

Karung Marso 31, 2015 ang katapusan sa pagsumiter sa tanang kategorya. (DENR 13/PIA-Caraga)