Monday, August 17, 2015

Butuan media, RCC members join TESDA's skills training

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 17 (PIA) – The media partners here and member agencies of the Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) Caraga had expressed their interest to join the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for the skills training starting this month of August. The first skills training is on Barista and many had committed to join while others would avail for the other skills training which the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are also offering.

"Said activity formed part of the month-long celebration of TESDA’s 21st anniversary with series of activities for its partner stakeholders," cited DOLE Caraga regional director Atty. Johnson Cañete

TESDA Caraga regional diretor Florencio Sunico Jr., emphasized that said training will boost the confidence of the media considering that they will be issued an NC-II certification by the time they finish the training and pass the assessment. "We will be very happy to join you with the RCC for the Barista skills training and we hoped to work with you in another trainings after this one," he said.

Meanwhile, Earl Dela Victoria, Board Secretary IV of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) Caraga also revealed that on September 1, 2015, their office along with the RCC will be holding an information drive on the P268 floorwage for all the workers in the region with the management and labor sector.

"We hope to see you (media) on Sept. 1 at the Robinsons Place in Butuan and please join us during the short program and will be followed with a Zumba activity," Dela Victoria said.

"We are the first region to have the P268 floorwage to all workers. And we are calling on to all industries to comply with it... This is for the welfare of our workers. Join us on Sept. 1, 2015 during our information drive thru a motorcade that will start from DOLE office going to Robinsons Place. We will have a short program there and Zumba activity," added Cañete.

Also, Austin Bade, accountant of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Caraga relayed that from January to July 2015, their office was able to release P10,000 each for the distressed OFWs from the region. "We also conducted recently the community organizing training for Caraga with a total of 208 participants. In the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, we also held the organizational development trainings," he said.

Christian Lee Jaguit, Engr. II of the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) Caraga emphasized that companies must always ensure the safety of their workers when at work. “We have been going to different establishments, companies to equip them with full awareness on safety and health of their personnel,” he said.

According to Edna Nambatac, administrative officer of the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) Butuan, as of August 7, 2015, they recorded some 510,748 total number of license renewals at the PRC Butuan Satellite Office. She also extended her support to all the examinees especially with the coming Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

On the other hand, Olga Virginia Demata, information officer of the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) Caraga expressed her thanks to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga for its active support to ECC especially in information dissemination of its programs and services to the public. She also recognized the media partners in the region who religiously get updates from their office and report it during their programs and publications in their local newspapers.

“We, in the government are always doing our best to be of good service to our constituents. Please continue to help us disseminate good news to our people especially in the remote areas so they will know that there are programs and services that will help them,” stressed Demata. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


SurSur guv set for SOPA

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Aug. 17 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel is all set to deliver his State of the Province Address (SOPA) at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Capitol Seminar Hall.

A week ago, during the regular Monday flag ceremony program hosted by the Tanggapan ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan (TSP), Governor Pimentel told capitol employees to attend the important event.  The SOPA will mark the opening of the 102nd Regular Session of the 17th Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

On the same occasion, Vice-Governor Manuel Alameda, Sr. is likewise set to his piece, the 2014 Annual Legislative Accomplishment Report (ALAR), Maritess Arreza, TSP administrative officer V, announced after she finished presenting the accomplishment report on behalf of their office.

As a routine, the vice-governor will do the honor of giving his report ahead followed by the governor.

Delivering the SOPA and the ALAR is an annual undertaking as mandated in the local government code.

The official invitation to respective chiefs of offices was already sent last week, it was learned. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


DTI-BPS delist 5 products requiring ICC

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Aug. 17 (PIA) – The Bureau of Products Standards (BPS) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on its advisory has recently delisted five products that requires Import Commodity Clearance (ICC).

The delisting is pursuant to the Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 15-01, series of 2015 that took effect on July 10, 2015.

According to DTI-Surigao del Norte provincial director Celestino L. Negapatan, under the said administrative order ICC is no longer required for all applications and/or shipments currently pending before the BPS/DTI and the Bureau of Customs for the following products: Ceramic Tiles, Plywood, Flat Glass, Common Nails and GI Sheets.

Negapatan said that BPS has issued the advisory in lieu of the ICC to facilitate the release of shipments. However, all samples already drawn as of July 10, 2015 shall be tested accordingly for verification and validation as provided for in the aforementioned DAO. (SDR/DTI-Surigao de Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: 4th Kinhason Festival gisaulog sa lungsod sa Dapa

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Note, Agosto 17 (PIA) - Ikaupat nga Kinhason Festival mabibong gisaulog niadtong Agosto 12, 2015 didto sa municipal grounds sa lungsod sa Dapa, ning probinsya.

Ang maong kalihukan giseblarar agig pagsaulog sa Araw ng Dapa.

Ang maong festival gisalmutan sa 29 ka nga barangay sa maong lungsod diin gipakaon nga libre o ang gitawag nga “Eat All U Can” ang nagkadaiyang kinhason nga garbo sa maong lungsod.

Mitambong sa maong kalihukan si gobernador Sol F. Matuags ug diin iyang gilibot pag tan-aw ang mga booth sa 29 ka mga barangay ug iyang nakita ang nagkadaiyang mga klase sa kinhason nga abunda sa maong lugar.

Atol sa maong okasyon, gipahigayon usab ang pag pang apod-apod sa mga hinabang pinansyal kantidad 100,000 ka pesos alang sa mga proyekto sa maong mga barangay sama sa day care center, multi-purpose hall, kalsada ug uban pa. (SDR/PIC-SdN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)