Friday, March 13, 2015

BATCOM condemns NPA anew for risking “minor” in clash vs. army in SurSur, 1 killed

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 13 (PIA) – A 17-year old female member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed on Thursday morning, March 12, in a clash against army troopers in Kilometer 7, Barangay Pakwan, Lanuza town, 43 kilometers north, this city.

Capt. Al Anthony Pueblas, 36th Infantry Battalion (36IB) civil military officer (CMO) identified the victim as Kiring Salahay Tagunsolod aka “Che-Che,” a resident of Purok 4, Barangay Hinapuyan, Carmen town, an adjacent municipality two kilometers down south.

The army CMO bared that the victim serves as “medic” for Guerilla Front 30 (GF 30).

Upon learning of the incident, 36IB Battallion Commander Lt. Col. Anastacio Suaybaguio, Jr. condemned anew the rebel groups here for recruiting a minor.

It can be recalled that last week, Suaybaguio has already condemned the acts of the NPA when they used a landmine in an ambush set for a private vehicle; a 17-year old boy was hurt.

“Among gikondenar ang rebelding NPA sa ilang padayon nga pagpang-rekrut ug paggamit sa mga kabatan-unan sa armadong pakigbisog (We condemn the NPA rebels for keeping on enlisting and employing the youths in their armed struggle),” the battalion commander said.

“Ang atong kabatan-unan maoy kaugmaon sa atong nasud apan giguba lamang kini sa walay pulos nga idelohiya sa rebeldeng NPA (The youths are the hope of our nation only that they are ruined because of the nonsense ideology of the NPA),” the army official added.

Reportedly, the Charlie Company platoon led by 2LT. Payangdo was conducting a security/pursuit operation when it encountered some 15 NPA rebels that lasted for about a quarter of an hour which left “Che-Che” dead whose companions scampered to safety, according to Pueblas. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


AgSur to launch 4th edition of investment promotion collateral

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Mar. 13 (PIA) - The provinccial government here will soon launch the 4th edition of the province’s investment promotion collateral that will open the gate for investors, tourists, adventurers and nature lovers to know more, and explore the potentials that Agusan del Sur can offer.

The collateral lays information about the province’s culture and heritage displayed every year during the Naliyagan Festival that takes place starting June 12 and ending on the 17th of June every year. It also offers information about the economy, human resources, transport and communication, trade and industry, finance and administration, agriculture, forestry and fishery and tourist destinations. This gives the provincial leadership led by Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza the opportunity of inviting investors to develop and discover the golden opportunities in agriculture, agri-business, resource-based investment such as fine jewelry, 'minahan ng bayan' processing plant, services like the mini-hydro power generation, tourism and public-private partnership (PPP).

The collateral will also guide visitors where to stay while in the province. Complete list of hotels, inns and lodging houses located in the 13 municipalities and the lone city of Bayugan is clearly printed in the collateral.

In doing business with working force, the collateral also lays down information on the Daily Minimum Wage rate based on official rate prescribed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Taxes and Licenses on permit fees are broken down by their capacity in all the 13 municipalities and Bayugan City.

On December 16, 2014, Gov. Plaza has confirmed with the 401st Infantry Brigade under the command of then Col. Gregory Cayetano a document declaring the entire province of Agusan del Sur as Conflict-Manageable and Development Ready Area thus, presenting the entire province as business potential and peaceful place to live in. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


PAL eyes flights to Bislig

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 13 (PIA) – With the influx of 6,000 monthly average of tourists visiting Tinuy-an falls in 2014, both foreign and local, the city is becoming a promising place for the Philippine Airlines’ (PAL’s) business venture.

Last March 4-5, five PAL inspectorates headed by Capt. Timothy James Mapeso visited the city. It was learned that PAL has a plan to establish flights from Bislig City to Cebu City or Manila utilizing a 77-seater turbo prop planes.

The inspectorates have checked the facilities and runway of Bislig airport and coordinated with the other agencies in the setting-up of its flight operations.

They have also visited the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Bislig District Hospital, and Andres Soriano Memorial Hospital.

The planned direct flights to Bislig City will make the city more accessible and would open new doors of job opportunities for the residents, boosting the economy of the city. (NGBT/City Information Office/JOC/LaiElechicon/AJGarcia/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Caraga RDC-EDC set to hold 1st quarter meeting

Ni Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 13 (PIA) – The Regional Development Council-Economic Development Committee (RDC-EDC) in Caraga chaired by Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. is set to hold its 1st Quarter Meeting on March 16, 2015 at Samping Avenue, J. C. Avenue, Butuan City.

In a letter dated March 9, 2015 sent to Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel, five agenda items are lined-up for discussion.

Among others, FY 2016 Agencies’ Budget Proposal presentation tops the list followed by RDC XII Resolution No. 78 series of 2014 entitled “Encouraging Manufacturing Firms, Food Exporting Entities, and Halal Accreditation and Certifying Bodies to Utilize the DOST XII Halal Laboratory To Ensure Halal Integrity Food and Non-Food Products.

”Halal” is a ritual description attributed to animal meat that have been slaughtered as prescribed in the Islamic law, it was learned.

As pointed out, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is going to be the “presenter” in regard to the halal.

Meanwhile, Engr. Satur Umali, a high ranking official of the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) here, assured that somebody from their office is certainly going to attend the occasion to represent in case the governor is not available.

He said that PPDO chief Engr. Merlinda Baure usually takes the place of Governor Pimentel or anybody equally competent. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano News: Emission permit issuance online na – DENR

Ni Richell P. Bongato

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 13 (PIA) - Ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) kauban ang Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) modawat na alang sa aplikasyon online para sa Certificate of Conformity (COC) gi-isyu sa mga bag-ong sakyanan nga adunay pagsunod sa numerical emission standard nga gihatag sa maong ahensya.

Ang COC gikinahanglan aron sa pasiunang pag-rehistro sa bag-ong sakyanang de motor sa Land Transportation Office (LTO), attach agency sa Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC).

Matud ni DENR Secretary Ramon J.P Paje ang unang electronic service usa sa mga inisyatibo og paagi sa departamento aron mapadali ang transaksyon ug mapalambo ang regulasyon sa panurbisyu sa katawhan.

“Ang online usa sa paagi aron pag-abot ngadto sa mga stakeholders ug mahimong dali ug walay hasol sa ilaha,” gitino ni Paje.

Seksyon 22 sa Republic Act 8749 kun Philippine Clean Air Act 1999, nag-ingon nga “unsa mang imported og local nga paghimo sa mga bag-ong sakyanan dili pwede marehistro kun wala kini nakasunod sa emission standard nga anaa aning balaod, nga gipamatuoran aning pag-isyu sa Certificate of Conformity sa DENR.

Ubos sa bag-ong sistema, ang mag-rehistro aduna silay kaugalingon account nga nakabutang ang ilahang personal nga impormasyon 24 hours, 7 days a week gamit ang ilahang username og password aron maka-acess sila aning online processing service. Sa diha, makabalo sila sa mga detalyadong aktibidadis bisag unsang orasa.

Aron marehistro, ang tanang aplikante mahimo lamang mo log on sa EMB’s official website kun www.emb.gov.ph ug iclick daun ang “COC Online o “HazWaste Online Registration” ug e-right click ang korner sa page. Usa ka account ang mahimo nga adunay email address ug password. (DENR-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Tri-division top students summit malampusong gipahigayon

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Mar. 13 (PIA) – Malampusong gipahigayon bag-ohay pa lamang ang Tri-Division Top Student Summit didto sa Provincial Convention Center, ning dakbayan.

Ang maong summit nagdala sa temang,  "The Right Career: Key to Achieving Global Competitiveness in the ASEAN Integration,” diin gitambungan kini sa mga top 3 nga mga studyante nga mogradwar karong Marso sa nagkadaiyang tulunghaan sa sekondarya sa syudad, Siargao Island ug Surigao Del Norte Division.

Adunay tulo ka mga mamumulong ang mihatag sa ilang mga mensahe sama nila Dr. Dennis Prince Germano ang Dean sa College of Business and Technology sa St. Paul University, Engr. Rosanne Andaluz ang chairman sa Engineering Division sa Surigao State College and Technology (SSCT) ug Dr. Anthony Penaso ang Presidente sa Caraga State University.

Sa mensahe ni Gobernador Sol F. Matugas, iyang gibutyag nga kining maong programa iyang gisugdan didto sa Region 8 niadtong sya pa ang DepEd regional director ug iya kining gidala dinhi aron gayod maatiman ug magiyahan ang mga kabataan ilabina sa desisyon sa ilang pagpili ug kurso.

Atol sa maong okasyon, gipahigayon usab ang pagpang apod-apod sa mga certificate of recognition sa 46 ka mogradwar nga mga estudyante sa kolehiyo ubos sa programa sa programang libreng edukasyon sa probinsya nga gitawag nga “Eskolaran."

Ang maong programa nahimugso niadtong tuig 1993 sa panahon pa ni Gobernador Francisco Matugas nga karon kongresista na sa unang distrito, ug ang maong programa gipadayon ni Gob. Sol nga walay lain tumong ug tuyo mao ang paghatag ug maayong kaugmaon para sa mga kabataan kay sila man ang ugma sa atong lalawigan. (SDR/PIC-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)