Friday, May 1, 2015

Major activities on Labor Day in SurSur bared

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 1 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) field office in Surigao del Sur bared on Wednesday the major activities it will spearhead on May 1, Labor Day.

Raymond Fel Sajor, DOLE field office chief, said the whole day affair to be held at the Season’s Park Appartelle, this city, includes the launching of the Philjobnet kiosk; awarding of certificate of accreditation to 41 establishments; and payment of checks to 90 TUPAD (Tulong Para sa Disadvantaged/Displaced) beneficiaries of the local government unit (LGU) of San Miguel amounting to a total of P241,200.

Meanwhile, Marcos Quico, provincial chief agriculturist and concurrent head of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) here assured to join with the DOLE in today’s celebration, citing a formal invitation.

The PESO has no separate activity to undertake, he clarified.

This year’s Labor Day celebration carries the theme “Disenting Trabaho at Kabuhayan, Alay Natin sa Bayan,” it was learned. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


AFP, PNP keep eye on “leftists” for possible protest rally in SurSur

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 1 (PIA) – Both army and police forces in Surigao del Sur are keeping a close eye on possible protest rallies in urbanized areas here in time for the Labor Day celebration.

However, based on latest development, no group has yet been known to have sought a permit from any local government unit (LGU) here for that purpose, it was learned.

Col. Isidro Purisima, army 402nd brigade commander, admitted to have monitored plans of some leftist groups, but indicated these organized individuals might also join hands with their counterparts outside of the province, citing Surigao City or Butuan City.

Among the five provinces of Caraga region, only Surigao del Sur is assigned to an army brigade as sole area of responsibility (AOR).

In a separate interview, P/SSupt. Narciso Verdadero, acting provincial director, issued almost the same statement.

He said indications of possible rallies have been noted but these have yet to take place, seeing as usual, both cities of Tandag and Bislig as probable venues.

It could also be possible that rallyists may join their counterparts outside of the province, Verdadero added.


No matter what, the provincial chief cop assured the PNP here has always been protective of public welfare aside from saying earlier that peace and order situation remains under control. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)