Thursday, June 25, 2015



Energy drives DENR sportsfest 2015, motivates champions

By Johny S. Natad

BUTUAN CITY, June 25 (PIA) -  The employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Reosurces (DENR) Caraga region held the three-day DENR Sportfest 2015 on June 22 to 24, 2015 at the Agusan del Norte provincial covered court, highlighting the celebration of the environment month.

With the energetic participation of employees from the Environmental Management Bureau, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, DENR regional office, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENROs) and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs). The sportsfest opened with the cheer dance competition. Major sports events are basketball, volleyball, dart, bowling, lawn tennis, table tennis and badminton. The volleyball, table tennis and dart sports activities are held at the Agusan del Norte provincial covered court. The basketball and lawn tennis events were held at the Luz Village covered court while the bowling and badminton events at Timberlane and Timberline, this city.

During the opening program, DENR Caraga regional director Nonito M. Tamayo encouraged the participants to enjoy the sports.

“Sport makes a person’s body and mind healthy and strong,” RD Tamayo said.

“This sportsfest is timely since this is the time when wewill be recharged with additional energy and flex our muscles for works ahead to finish the remaining targets this year,” he added.

He said everyone who indulges in sports is already a winner. “Everyone must therefore encourage sports as medium for environmental advocacy. We used these sports as environmental advocacies to tell the people that healthy mind and sound body are important to become effective and champions in accomplishing our jobs in environmental management,” he said.

Meanwhile, Agusan del Norte provincial governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba, the event's guest speaker, has affirmed her strong support to the DENR-Caraga in the implementation of environmental programs. “I commend DENR for holding this sports activity. This shows unity and camaraderie are strong in DENR,” Governor Matba said.

This years’ sportsfest is hosted by PENRO Agusan del Norte. The sportsfest 2015 is chaired by Legal Chief Atty. Claudio A. Nistal, Jr. as the over-all sports coordinator. (DENR-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


DTI to hold diskwento caravan in Surigao Norte town

By Rodrigo R. Matabaran

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, June 25 (PIA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will spearhead the Diskwento Caravan on June 29-30, 2015 at the Claver Commercial District, municipality of Claver, this province.

This is the first diskwento caravan to be conducted this year to help poor residents, farmers and fisherfolk families in the barangays and its neighboring rural communities.

During the two-day activity, basic necessities and prime commodities will be sold at discounted prices to help the consuming public reduce their family expenses.

Among the products that will be sold in the caravan are food products such as noodles, sardines, beef loaf, corned beef, soy sauce, milk, cheese, cooking oil, bread and biscuits, sugar and coffee.

Also available are varieties of laundry soaps, fabric conditioner, shampoo, diapers and other grocery items of famous brands.

The following local and regional distributors and dealers of manufactured goods will also be participating in the caravan with their items displayed and sold to the buying public at discounted prices: Oro Grande Distributors, Inc., Extract Sales, Inc., Sun Pride Foods, Inc., Marjeck, D’Best Value, Golden Century Marketing, Philippines Spring Water Resources, Inc. and Field Activation Merchandising.

Residents in the barangays of Claver and neighboring municipalities of Gigaquit and Bacuag are encouraged to avail of these opportunities for them to make the best value of their money and save in their basic goods purchases.

For more information on this activity, interested parties are advised to contact Josephine D. Gabutin at cell number: 0919-5971199. (SDR/DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)