Sunday, June 14, 2015

SurSur NCIP cites gains in early 2015 Accomplishment Report

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, June 14 (PIA) – Engr. Charlyn Binghoy, provincial officer of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in Surigao del Sur has claimed success in the first five months of this year, particularly for the period January-May 2015.

Citing four major final outputs (MFOs)—Indigenous Peoples & Cultural Communities National Development Policy Services; Ancestral Land & Domain Titling Services; Human and Economic Development Services; and Indigenous Peoples Rights Protected and Promoted—activities under each one have been indicated.

She pointed out in particular the “Establishment of Data Base on IP population has been underway since April 29, target date to finish is on July 15, 2015; Establishment of  Project Control, Social Preparation Activity, and Pre-planning Activity to Preparation and Finalization of the Social Preparation of Activity Reports (SPAR); Assistance to Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP) Formulation of Manobo ICC of Rajah Cabungsoan in Lingig town; and Implementation of AO # 1 Series of 2009  or Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representation (IPMR).”

Meanwhile, Binghoy was glad to mention about the increasing awareness among IPs in connection with their conduct of IPMR at the municipal level. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


DAR AgNor’s institutional capacity building efforts reaches 123%

By Gil E. Miranda

BUTUAN CITY, June 14 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Agusan del Norte revealed recently that it has already surpassed its target for the first semester of this year to 123 percent and is now focusing the remaining trainings targeted for second semester to be finished earlier in October.

DAR training facilitator Juanita B. Balibay said that an estimated 20 Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Ogranizations (ARBOs) in the province will have the opportunity to be trained by DAR in the month of June.

The series of institutional capacity building help improve the performance and operation of agrarian organizations in the province leading to financial, managerial, and technical sustainability.

“We advocate to strengthen the ARBOs through the Institutional Capacity Building program extended to 4,612 Agrarian Reform Beneficiariesm," said DAR Agusan del Norte Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit officer-in-charge Annelyn R. Chan.

"This is one of DAR’s vision to empower ARBs for a delivery of quality services and come-up a great impact on the DAR’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP),” Chan added.


The ARBOs strengthening program is a special project of the government thru Sec. Virgilio Delos Reyes who has been supportive to empower the ARBOs to organize themselves into a cohesive organizations. (DAR-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)