Tuesday, May 5, 2015

126 PNP Scouts turned over to the 13th RPSB

By Noel B. Najarro

BUTUAN CITY, May 5 (PIA) - One hundred and twenty-six (126) Philippine National Police (PNP) Scouts who had just ended their PNP Scout Training were turned over to the 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion at their headquarters at Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez on Monday.

According to PSupt. Martin M. Gamba, in an interview, that the PNP Scouts had just finished their 45-days training at the Regional Special Training Unit at Santiago town in Agusan del Norte on April 29.

The PNP Scouts were received by PSSupt. Joseph D. Plaza, the battalion commander of the 13th RPSB from the RSTU Training Director PSSupt. Adolph Almendra.

Gamba said that the newly-trained police scouts will be at the 13th RPSB regional headquarters for a period of briefing and orientation before turning them over to the lower units such as the 131st Regional Public Safety Company, 132nd Regional Public Safety Company and the 133rd Regional Public Safety Company based in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, Carascal, Surigao del Sur and Cutlog, Barobo also in Surigao del Sur.

The 13th RPSB and the RPSCs are the mobile units of the regional police, Gamba said. (PNA/PIA-Caraga)


DepEd Butuan joins regional QuAME orientation

By Dr. Jonas H. Jomonong

BUTUAN CITY, May 5 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) Butuan City Division actively participated in the recently concluded Regional Orientation of Quality Assurance and Monitoring Evaluation (QuAME) Mechanism of K to 12 Grade 10 and Grade 4 Training last April 24, 2015 at Malvar Hall, Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Doongan, this city.          

Human Resource Development regional chief Dr. Erlinda A. Atienza gave emphasis on the significant impact of quality assurance and monitoring evaluation as an authentic mechanism to really see the effect, progress and results of a particular program especially on the K to 12.

Furthermore, National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) representative Charles “Sir Cash” Maghirang talked on the different concepts, principles and processes on quality assurance, monitoring evaluation mechanism.  "QuAME shows the clear structure, training management and accountabilities of all programs to be implemented in the field.  QuAME forms part of a continuous improvement of such programs or trainings," Maghirang said.  He added that the purpose of QuAME is to have a better training program.

Presentation of do’s and don’ts on the conduct of monitoring and evaluation was done per division.  “QuAME team should not be a threat to the facilitators and speakers of the training.  Collaboration among them should be evident in order to improve the way trainings are conducted,” Maghirang said. (DepEd Butuan City division/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


PFARO spearheads Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s month celebration in SurSur

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 5 (PIA) – The Provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Office (PFARO) in Surigao del Sur headed by Luisito Yu has officially started the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s month annual celebration this May with the hosting of the regular flag ceremony program on Monday at the provincial capitol.

Bernesita Rojas, senior PFARO official said before fellow capitol employees, that the month-long affair carries the theme, “Mangingisdang Direktor para sa Matatag na Balikatan.”

The celebration is going to focus on the Fisherfolk Directorship Program pursuant to the Department of Agriculture (DA) Order No. 88, series of 2005, she stressed.

Beforehand, the PFARO official bared the accomplishment of their office since the start of the year.

Citing four major services—Production Support; Extension Support, Education and Training; Regulatory; as well as Planning/Monitoring and Evaluation—Rojas pointed out what they have done as tasked.

On production services alone, she bared a total of 308,550 pieces of tilapia fry/fingerlings produced, adding that of said number of pieces, 288,550 have already been distributed.

The PFARO here is maintaining a total of 8,700 pieces of brood stock and a total of 2,000 pieces of breeders, it was learned. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


NCC roadshow set in Butuan City

By David Mabalcon

BUTUAN CITY, May 5, 2015 (PIA) - The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Caraga and the Caraga Regional Competitiveness Committee will hold a roadshow with the theme "Boosting Regional Competitiveness through Public-Private Partnership" on May 12, 2015 at Almont Inland Hotel, this city.

DTI Caraga regional director Brielgo Pagaran said they are hoping to gather 80-100 participants coming from the local businesses chambers, industry associations, academe, non-government organizations/civil society organizations, concerned government agencies and representatives from the local government units.

Pagaran said the roadshow will focus on the competitiveness index of the cities and municipalities of the region, Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) streamlining program and Philippine Quality Award.

The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) is a public-private sector body formed in 2006 by virtue of Executive Order (EO) 571 and amended by EO 44 in 2011. Its main task is to improve the Philippines' global competitiveness ranking through policy reforms, project implementation, institution building, performance monitoring and global setting. It is chaired by Secretary Gregory L. Domingo of the Department of Trade and Industry and, Guillermo M. Luz as co-chairman for the private sector. (FEA/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Mga barangay kagawad sa syudad naghugpong

Ni John Glenn Platil

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Mayo 5 (PIA) – Naghugpong ang mga barangay kagawad sa 54 ka mga barangay ning syudad niadtong Mayo 1, 2015 didto sa Provincial Convention Center.

Ang mao nga aktibidad nagdala sa tema nga  “The Barangay Kagawad as Contributors to Progress” (Ang mga Kagawad sa Barangay isip kaabag sa kalamboan).

Ang maong panagtagbo gipangunahan nila DILG Caraga regional director Lilibeth Famacion, Governor Sol F. Matugas, Congressman Francisco Matugas, DILG provincial director John Reyl Mosquito, city mayor Ernesto Matugas, ug Hon. Ricardo Junio.

Sa iyang mensahe, si Governor Matugas nagpasalamat sa tanang mitambong sa maong panagtigum sa ilang kinasingkasing nga tabang ug kooperasyon sa tanang mga kaigsoonan sa probinsya.

“Bag uhay pa lamang nagmabungahon ang Barangay Development Forum diin atong gipakilaya ang barangay nga kauban nato sa kalinaw, progreso ug kauswagan. Mao man gani nga atong gitukod ang Kapitolyo sa Barangay aron kita madoolan sa mga barangayanon,” matud sa gobernador.

Dugang pa niya nga matud pa sa usa ka pahinumdom, dali sangpiton, dali hanapon ug dali doolon.  "Ikaw isip kagawad, opisyal nga nagrepresentar sa pinakaunang yunit sa katilingban, ang dalangpanan sa mga kabus, sa mga nagmasakiton ug sa tanan nga nagkinahanglan ug nangayo ug hinabang," dugang pa sa gobernador.

Dugang pa sa gobernador nga ang kinasingkasing na halad ug tinuoray na gasa "nato sa atong mga kabarangay mao ang atong serbisyo publiko labaw pa sa naandan." (SDR/PIC-Surigao del Norte, PIA-Surigao del Norte)