5.05.2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

AgSur farmers receive cacao, banana, rubber seedlings from USAD

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, May 4 (PIA) - At least 70 upland farmers in Loreto town in this province received a week ago seedlings of cacao, rubber and banana from the provincial government under the Upland Sustainable Agri-Forestry Development (USAD) Program.

In a ceremonial turn-over rite, Gov. Adolph Edward G. Plaza and Loreto Mayor Dario E. Otaza handed-down cacao seedlings to 30 farmer-enrollees from Brgy. Johnson to be planted in 20 hectares (833 seedlings per hectares) under the province’s USAD project.

Another 20 USAD farmer-beneficiaries from Brgy. San Mariano and 20 from Brgy. Bugdangan were also given rubber seedlings to be planted in 40 hectares, respectively.

Farmers in Brgy. San Vicente were also given banana seedlings and floating peelers while two units of floating peelers and a farm tractor were turned-over to farmers in Brgy. Poblacion.

 “Nanginahanglan ko ug tabang kaninyo, isip pud inyo nga amahan sa probinsya, ang ako lang para sa kaayuhan ninyo ang pinaka-importante nako kay kung makita naku nga nindo tang cacao, sagingug rubber lam ikaayo ang akong paminaw ana (I need your help being the father of this province. My aim here is for the good living condition to all of us. The most important thing for me is to see that the growth of cacao, banana, rubber clump are on their best and that will give great feelings to both of us),”  Gov. Plaza said in a Cebuano dialect.

One of the beneficiaries named Romeo Sibugan of Brgy. Johnson, said  “Nagpasalamat  ko sa atong gobernador ug labaw sa tanan, sa atong mayor tungod kay taas ang ilang panglantaw sa farmers ilabi na kay nag kahiusa ang ilang huna-huna nga tagaan ug dakong importansya ang mga farmers pinaagi sa mga seedlings. (I am very thankful to the governor specially to our mayor because of their high regards to farmers especially that their mindset are common and that is to give recognition to farmers by giving them seedlings)."

Gov. Plaza assured the farmers to give additional seedlings if found out that they are nurturing and taking good care of the seedlings given to them.

USAD is the provincial government's flagship program that aims to improve the quality of living in upland communities by improving economic activities of the farmer households. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Going beyond talents through capability building workshop for effective IPEd implementation

By Dr. Jonas H. Jomonong

BUTUAN CITY, May 4 (PIA) - To further capacitate stakeholders in the effective Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) implementation, the Department o Education (DepEd) Division of Butuan City has recently conducted a 3-day Capacity Building on Supervision and SIP Enhancement for IP Education for education program supervisors, selected division personnel, district supervisors, school heads and teachers with IP learners on April 28-30, 2015 at Veranda 1, Carmen, Agusan del Norte.

Dr. Ma. Dinah D. Abalos, Education Program Supervisor in English and the interim Curriculum Implementation Division (CID) said that there is a great need to capacitate school heads on instructional supervision on IPEd implementation.          

Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Arsenio T. Cornites Jr. bared that capacitating school heads, supervisor and teachers on the IPEd implementation is very critical and essential in filling up the gaps through handling vulnerable and sensitive people in the community.  “Capacity building is achieving the goal for self-development programs and creating arena for self-confidence programs in IPEd implementation,” he emphasized.

Furthermore, Cornites discussed the six ways to go beyond talent which include passion (energizing one’s talent, creating fire); courage (testing one’s talent, molding the heart, seeking change); teachability (expanding one’s talent, about attitudes); relationship (influencing one’s talent, surrounding with positive people); responsibility (strengthening one’s talent); and teamwork (multiplying efforts).  He also added the three things to prepare in capacity building which are prepare yourself; set up yourself; and accelerate.  “If you want to have results for one year, plant a corn.  If you want to have results for a decade, plant trees.  If you want to have results for a lifetime, invest in people because human resources are the biggest and the most important investment an organization could have,” Cornites emphasized.

Participants were properly capacitated on the different concepts, principles and processes on IPEd including its legal bases on its implementation through a comprehensive power point presentations, workshops and group activities facilitated by the different speakers of the said training.

This 3-day training-workshop aims to level-off on common principles, processes and tools in supervision, discuss Indigenous Learning System (ILS) and Indigenous Knowledge, Systems and Practices (IKSPs), discuss the interface between ILS/IKSPs with the national education system and the implications of supervision, identify key principles to guide supervision for IP education and discuss the implications of the principles on the processes and tools for supervision.

Furthermore, the training provides an avenue to enhance existing supervision tools to be appropriate for IP education, discuss the principles, processes and content in School Improvement Plan (SIP) formulation, discuss emerging principles in community engagement and the implications for the planning process, discuss the field testing for the AD-based SIP, discuss the parts of the SIP to be enhanced and the specific enhancements to be done for each part and identify the needed pre-requisites for the effective implementation of the enhanced SIP. (DepEd Butuan City division/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Helmet for motorcycle riders set for strict enforcement in Tandag City

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 4 (PIA) – Mayor Roxanne Pimentel here issued an announcement last week, particularly to motorcycle riders, on the use of standard protective helmet effective May 15, 2015.

Citing “a spike of motorcycle-related accidents in the city recently,” the lady city chief executive said “This renewed enforcement therefore is to secure and safeguard Tandaganons, particularly the operators or drivers of motorcycles and their passengers, from fatal or life-threatening accidents and crashes.”

“The City Government of Tandag will strictly enforce the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009,” she pointed out.

“Joint teams composed of the CHPG, LTO, Traffic Management Group (TMG) and the Tandag City PNP will enforce this order in all streets and thoroughfares within the City,” Mayor Pimentel added.

Defiance shall mean penalties as provided for by law, she warned.

It can be recalled that a couple of years back, the use of protective helmet for motorcycle riders here has been relaxed due to string of shooting incidents involving “riding in tandem” felons who hide behind helmets in committing crimes and going scot-free.

Sad to note, nobody has ever been held liable or accountable for these crimes, Provincial Prosecutor Florito Cuartero confirmed. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano News: Palasyo nagpabilin nga malaumon nga ang Kongreso molihok sa Bangsamoro Basic Law

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mayo 4 (PIA) - Samtang ang Senado mopadayon karon nga semana sa hisgutanan sa Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), ang Palasyo malaumon nga ang Senado ug ang House of Representatives mokonsederar sa pagpasa niini.

"Miasa ang atong gobyerno nga gipangunahan sa atong Presidente nga hatagan og lugway o aprobahan sa duha ka sangay sa atoang lehislatura – ang mga representante sa Camara og ang Senado – ang pinanday nga Bangsamoro Basic Law (Umaasa po ang ating pamahalaan sa pangunguna ng Pangulo na bibigyang daan o aaprubahan ng magkabilang sangay ng lehislatura—ang Camara de Representantes at ang Senado—ang inihain na draft Bangsamoro Basic Law),” ingon ni  Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., sa usa ka pakighinabi sa dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

Tungod niini kini mosilbe isip susi sa pagpadayon og nilangkoban niini ang padayon nga proseso alang sa kalinaw nga mohatag og ubay ubay nga mga benepisyo og malahutayong kauswagan og pagpaayo sa mga pangiabuhian sa atong mga katawhan sa Kamindanawan (Dahil ito po ay magsisilbing susi sa pagpapatuloy at buong kaganapan ng itinataguyod po nating prosesong pangkapayapaan na magdudulot ng maraming benepisyo at pangmatagalang pag-unlad at pagbuti ng kabuhayan ng ating mga kababayan sa Kamindanawan)," dugang pa niya.

Si Coloma miingon nga ang Palasyo dako bug-os ang paglaom nga ang Kongreso maminaw sa mga sentimyento sa publiko nga pabor sa pagmugna sa Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Sa dihang gipangutana kon ang mga magbabalaod moamendar sa pipila ka mga probisyon sa BBL, si Coloma miingon nga sila tahoron kay kini mao ang bahin sa lahislatibo nga proseso.

"Ang panawagan lang sa Presidente nga magpabilin ang pinaka tumong og substansiya sa gipanday nga BBL og dili lamang mopasa og usa ka watered down version. Apan giila nato ang katungod sa atoang mga magbabalaod nga mopasa sa gikinahanglan nga amendyahan, kung sa pagsabot nila nga kini makaayo sa balaod nga ilahang ipapasa, og katungdanan usab nila kana (Ang panawagan lang po ng Pangulo ay panatilihin ang buod at sustansya ng draft BBL at huwag naman po magpasa ng isang watered down version. Pero kinikilala po natin ang karapatan ng ating mga mambabatas na magsulong ng mga kinakailangang amyenda, kung sa inaakala nila na ito ay makakapagpabuti pa sa batas na kanilang ipapasa, at tungkulin naman po nila iyon)," sumala pa ni Coloma.

Kahibaloan nga ang gipanday nga Bangsamoro Basic Law, karon House Bill No. 4994, gisumite sa Kongreso atol sa seremonya nga gipahigayon sa Palasyo sa Malakanyang niadtonng Setyembre 10, 2014.


Sumapa pa sa taho nga ang Senado ug ang mga representate sa Kongreso kun House of Representatives parehong nagpahigayon og ilang tagsa-tagsa ka mga konsultasyon ug mga pangutana bahin sa Bangsamoro Basic Law. (NGBT/PIA/PIA-Surigao del Sur)