(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Friday, April 24, 2015

Applications now open for Fire Officer Examination

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 24 (PIA) - Application for the Fire Officer Examination (FOE) is now open.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) administers the FOE in coordination with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

Applicants should get and file their application forms at the CSC Regional Office (CSCRO), or at any of the CSCRO’s Field Offices where they intend to take the examination. Application form can also be downloaded from the CSC website: csc.gov.ph.

All applicants must be (1) a Filipino citizen, (2) of good moral character, (3) mentally and physically fit, (4) must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or of disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs, (5) must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government, (6) must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning, and (7) must be 21 to 35 years old at the date/time of filing of application.

Deadline for filing of application is June 17, 2015. For more details, interested applicants may refer to Examination Announcement No. 03, s. 2015 posted on csc.gov.ph.

The FOE will be given on August 16. (CSC/PIA-Caraga)

PSA to undertake 2014 ASPBI, STEP surveys

By Villa Bayotas

BUTUAN CITY, April 24 (PIA) – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Caraga Region will be conducting the 2014 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) and its rider survey, the 2014 Survey of Tourism Establishments in the Philippines (STEP). The 2014 ASPBI is a forerunner of the 2013 ASPBI.

It aims to collect and generate information on the levels, structure, performance and trends of economic activities of the formal sector in the entire country while the 2014 STEP shall collect information on the available supply of tourism goods, products and services, which are valuable inputs in the compilation of the Philippine Tourism Satellite Account (PTSA).

The PTSA provides the framework by which the economic contribution of tourism is measured. Using this account, it is possible to quantify the contribution of tourism industry in the economy within the context of the Philippine Systems of National Accounts (PSNA).

Specifically, the 2014 ASPBI aims to 1.) collect and generate detailed information on employment, income, expense, capital expenditures and total assets of the establishments; 2.) generate indicators such as value added, labor productivity, average compensation and others necessary to evaluate the performance of industries at the national and regional levels; 3.) generate MSME (micro, small and medium establishments) data using total employment; and 4.) gather information for the improvement of the list of establishments.

Further, the 2014 STEP is the second survey round to be conducted by the PSA. It  aims to: 1). provide data on the supply and capacity in terms of facilities and services; 2.) gather data on employment by sex and nationality; 3.) gather data on revenue generated and; 4.) provide information on indicators for future expansion and/or renovation plans.

In Caraga, PSA Field Staff and Hired Statistical Researchers will be responsible for the distribution and collection of the questionnaires to the establishments starting last week of April 2015 to July 2015. The questionnaire can also be accessed and be accomplished online at https://aspbi.psa.gov.ph. The PSA is authorized to collect information from businesses and industries under Republic Act No. 10625.

The information collected shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation or regulation as provided under Article 55 of RA 10625. (PSA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

Surigao Norte guv enjoins timely submission of SALN

By John Glenn A. Platil

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Apr. 24 (PIA) - To promote transparency and accountability in line with the constitutional principle that “public office is a public trust,” the provincial government of Surigao del Norte headed by Governor Sol F. Matugas encouraged all concerned to submit their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) as of December 31, 2014 on or before April 25.

Surigao del Norte provincial administrator Atty. Premolito Plaza, said that the submission of SALN is in compliance to Section 8 of Republic Act 6713, otherwise known as the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

He said, this is also pursuant to other pertinent laws and regulations, wherein public officials and employees are commanded to live a simple life, and avoid squandering too much money. In other words, maintain a simple lifestyle.

"Memorandum Order No. 15-090, series of 2015, covers all the regular career and non-career/ coterminous appointive personnel and all elective officials of the province, by the authority of the Chief Executive,” he added.

According to Atty. Plaza, the Provincial Human Resources and Development Office (PHRMDO) will mail the faithful copies of SALNs to the Office of the Ombudsman for Mindanao on or before April 28, this year. (SDR/PIC-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino nanawagan sa mga kabatan-onan sa pagpahimulos sa 'Pantawid Pamilya' nga programa

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Abril 24 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III nag-awhag sa sa mga kabatan-onan sa nasud nga maningkamot nga makapahimulos sa hinabang sa gobyerno aron nga molambo ang ilang kinabuhi.

Sa usa ka pakigpulong atubangan sa mokabat sa kapin kulang sa 10,000 ka mga benepisyaryo sa Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) gikan sa National Capital Region, si Presidente Aquino miingon nga ang gobyerno naga-tsanel og P232.2 bilyones ngadto sa maong programa, alang kini sa mga kabos nga mga batan-on aron nga mapalambo ang ilahang mga kaugalingon.

“Karong adlawa, atoa naani ang paunang bunga sa atoang pagtinabangay nga paningkamot pinaage sa Pantawid Pamilya. Atoa isaulog ang paggradwar sa 333,673 nga kabatan-onan nga milangkob sa pinaka-unang grupo sa sekondarya nga mga benepisyaryo. Kabahin kini sila sa hapit mokabat sa 754,400 nga kabatan-oan sa tibook nasud nga kasamtangan nagahinan og hinabang sa programa sa secondary education (Sa araw na ito, pinipitas natin ang paunang bunga ng ating pagbabayanihan sa pamamagitan ng Pantawid Pamilya. Ipinagdiriwang natin ang pagtatapos ng 333,673 kabataang bumubuo sa kauna-unahang batch ng high school beneficiaries. Bahagi po sila ng halos 754,400 kabataan sa buong bansa na kasalukuyang nasasaklawan ng tulong ng programa para sa secondary education),” ang Presidente miingon atol sa ikaduha nga post-graduation aktibida nga gipahigayon didto sa Smart Araneta Coliseum sa Quezon City.

Ang Pantawid Pamilya usa ka programa nga mopauswag pinaage sa paggahin sa maayong panglawas ug edukasyon sa mga kabus nga mga pamilya, diin prayoridad ang dunay mga anak nga nag-edad 0-18.

“Nakatutok ang inyohang gobyerno sa pagpakusog sa atoang Pantawid Pamilya, aron mas modaghan pa ang mga Pilipino ang makaangkon og kapasidad nga dalhon ang ilahang mga kapalaran (Nakatutok nga po ang inyong gobyerno sa pagpapalakas ng ating Pantawid Pamilya, upang mas marami pang Pilipino ang magkaroon ng kakayahang panghawakan ang kanilang kapalaran),” sumala pa ni Presidente.

“Akoa lamang ihangyo sa mga migradwar: palamboa pa ninyo ang inyohang mga kaugalingon taman sa inyohang makaya; ampinge ninyo ang inyohang mga kahibalo nga inyohang natagamtaman gikan sa kahigayonan og suporta nga gihatag kaninyo gikan sa gobyerno; palamboa pa ninyo ang inyohang mga kahanas aron matabangan usab ninyo ang inyong isig kaingon (Ang hiling ko lang po sa ating mga graduate: Linangin pa ninyo ang inyong sarili sa abot ng inyong makakaya; pangalagaan ninyo ang kaalamang inyong natatamasa dahil sa pagkakataon at suportang ibinigay sa inyo ng Estado; payabungin pa ninyo ang inyong kasanayan para matulungan din ninyo ang inyong kapwa),” dugang pa sa Presidente.

Sumala pa sa taho nga si David Louie Manansala, kinsa migraduwar nga usa ka valedictorian sa Maligaya High School sa Novaliches, mitugyan og usa ka pakigpulong sa pagdasig sa iyang mga kauban nga migradwar.

Subay sa taho nga ang maong kalihokan gidumala sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), nga nagdala sa tema nga "Pagtatapos Ninyo, Tagumpay ng Pilipino", diin mitumbok usab sa pag-ila sa mga paningkamot sa Pantawid Pamilya nga mga benepisyaryo sa pagtuman sa ilang damgo nga makahuman sa sekondarya. Ang maong kalihokan gipahigayon sa Philippine International Convention Center niadtong Abril 9 uban ang 4,000 ka mga estudyante.

Samtang gikataho usab nga mitambong sa maong kalihokan sila Labor ug Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Secretary Joel Villanueva ug Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Patricia Licuanan aron sa pagpa-ambit sa ilang mga tagsa-tagsa ka mga programa ug mga serbisyo.

Lakip usab sa mga gitaho nga mitambong sila Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, Education Secretary Armin Luistro, ug National Youth Commission Chairman Gio Tingson.  (NGBT/PND/PIA-Surigao del Sur)