8.18.2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

AgNor PDRRMC holds DRR quiz bowl, short film making contests

By Nora C. Lanuza-Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) – In line with the celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) in the month of July, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of the Province of Agusan del Norte in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) Agusan del Norte facilitated the conduct of the 1st DRR Quiz Bowl and DRR Short Film Making Contests.

According to PDRRMO officer Erma Suyo, the activity aims to enhance the involvement of the youth through the schools of both public and private sectors in DRR initiatives.

Suyo also said that the conduct of the contests would also help increase the awareness of the youth on disaster preparedness, prevention and management at all levels.

A total of 13 secondary schools in the province of Agusan del Norte participated in the DRR Short Film Making contest while 29 fourth year high school students from the public and private schools of the divisions of Agusan del Norte and Cabadbaran City joined the DRR Quiz Bowl.

For the Short Film Making Contest, the first place was awarded to Buenavista National High School with P20,000 cash prize; second place went to Magallanes National High School with P15,000; and third place was awarded to Marcos Calo National High School with P10,000. The winners also received a plaque.

Meanwhile, the Nasipit National Vocational High School bagged the top prize for the DRR Quiz Bowl; second prize went to Carmen National High School; and third prize was awarded to Buenavista National High School. They all received certificates and cash prizes of P7,000, 5,000, P3,000 respectively. Coaches of the participating schools also received certificates from the PDRRMC and DepEd. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


DAR trains SurSur farmers on coop governance, financial management

By Myra Q. Yu

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Aug. 14 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently trained some 57 farmers from the ten assisted cooperatives in the province of Surigao del Sur to capacitate them with basic knowledge, skills and the right attitude in managing the financial affairs of the organizations.

They were trained on Cooperative Governance and Financial Management held on August 4 - 7, 2015  at Kansilad Resort in Lianga town, this province.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Benjamin M. Mataksil, in his message, challenged the members and officers to apply what they have learned in the training course and become competent in managing their respective business operations.

Among the agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) participated in the training were: (1) Farmers Marketing Coop of Mabahin (FAMACOMA); (2) San Roque Farmers Producers Coop; (3) Magroyong Farmers Multi-purpose Coop (MAFAMUPCO); (4) Kinabigtasan Farmers Marketing Coop (KFMC); (5) Ban-as Planters Producers Group (BAPPCO); (6) Baucawe ARB Coop (BARBCO); (7) Tagbina RIC Coop (TAGRICCO); (8) Dugmanon HInatuan Farmers MPC; (9) Pamanlinan Fishermen Coop (PAFICO); and(10) San Jose Community ARB Coop (SACOMBECO). (DAR PIO/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


PhilHealth to conduct orientation on National Health Insurance Act of 2013 in Caraga

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Aug. 14 (PIA) – An orientation on the National Health Insurance Act of 2013 is set to be conducted on August 18, 2015 by the PhilHealth’s Social Health Insurance Academy (SHIA) at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Almond Hotel Inland Resort in Butuan City.

Johnny Sychua, PhilHealth Caraga Regional Office vice-president, said in his letter dated August 3, 2015 to invitees that the undertaking, in coordination with their office, is intended for “local media, information officers of National Government Agencies, Employers, Academe and Civic Organizations,” citing “Social Health Insurance Education Series (SHInES)” as part of SHIA’s purpose.

The Caraga PhilHealth chief also pointed out that the holding of such event “aims to orient the target participants on the important roles they play in promoting the PhilHealth program.”

“Comprehensive information and updates on 'The National Health Insurance Act of 2013; New and Enhanced PhilHealth Benefits; Membership Programs;' and 'The Role of Media and Information Officers in Advocating the National Health Insurance Program' are going to be provided by PhilHealth officers from the Head Office and PRO Caraga,” Sychua stressed.

Meanwhile, Ethel Chua, PhilHealth Field Office chief here, reminded that said activity is going to push through as set. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)