Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DTI, GIZ conduct follow-up on PROGED workshop in Surigao Norte

By Rodrigo R. Matabaran

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Aug. 25 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and GIZ (Gesselschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) in behalf of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany in its continuing advocacy effort on the Promotion of Green Economic Development (PROGED) conducted on Monday a follow-up workshop for the Tourism Sector at Parkway Hotel, this city.

The activity was conducted to monitor the progress of the implementation of greening measures and strategies of some tourism establishments to improve their overall competitiveness, while reducing cost and generating savings in their business operation.

It is expected to provide a venue for assessing projects implementation at the firm level as well as looking into various concerns and issues on the overall efforts of adapting climate smart and green economic development strategies industry wide.

Similar activity will also be conducted on August 26, 2015 at Ocean 101 Resort in General Luna, Siargao Island for the Siargao Island and Bucas Grande Islands tourism establishments and stakeholders.

DTI Surigao del Norte provincial director Celestino L. Negapatan encouraged the participation of all concerned stakeholders to be able to come up with a workable action plans for the remaining months of 2015 and the succeeding year. (SDR/DTI-SdN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


PNP bares peace and order situation in Agusan Sur

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del  Sur, Aug. 25 (PIA) - The Philippine National Police (PNP) provincial headquarters bares the peace and order situation of the province during the Peace and Order Council meeting here held on August 20, 2015 saying the province is peaceful.

According to the report of PNP provincial director P/SSupt. Joseph Plaza, the total crime volume ending August 15 this year has reduced by 142 incidents compared to the same period last year (2014) with 1,660 incidents.

“Province-wide, we have recorded 645 index crime since January to August 15 this year while our record shows 791 on the same period last year. On non-index crime, we have a very minimal increase of only five incidents this year with 874 incidents compared to 869 last year,” P/SSupt. Plaza said.

Reports also show that physical injury ranks first on the crime committed with 278 incidents followed by murder with 102 incidents. Ranking third is theft with 95 incidents, robbery with 55, homicide with 52, rape with 37, carnapping with 22 and cattle rustling with four incidents.

“Of the 13 municipalities and one city, Bayugan City got the highest number of crime committed with 497 incidents, followed by Prosperidad with 228. Ranking third is San Francisco with 201 crime incidents and Bunawan with 127, Trento with 80 and La Paz with 60. The lowest is Veruela with 13 crime incidents,” P/SSupt. Plaza said.

“We have also conducted operations against illegal drugs. In fact, from January to August 19 this year, we have conducted 163 operations resulting to the arrest of 242 persons and confiscating 1,384.9157 grams of shabu and 825.1821 grams of marijuana with a total cost of P14,492,274.15 for both shabu and marijuana,” P/SSupt. Plaza added.

P/SSupt. Plaza said they are in close coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the quest to control the illegal trade and use in the province, which they believe is one of the major causes of criminality not only in Agusan del Sur but in the whole world. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


TESDA to mark 21st anniversary celebration in Caraga

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Aug. 25 (PIA) – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) here is set to join the 21st Anniversary Celebration activities to be spearheaded by its Caraga Regional Office under Regional Director Florencio Sunico, Jr. on August 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to be held at Almond Inland Resort in Butuan City.

According to Rey Cueva, TESDA provincial director here, “One of the highlights of the activity shall be the giving of recognition to the TESDA’s partners of their contributions to technical education and skills development.”

However, the program of invitation is yet to be sent out along with the official list of awardees, said Nancy De Guzman, administrative officer V of TESDA in the province.

Meantime, TESDA here has continued to carry out its mandate under the vision of “leading partner in the development of Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values” and mission to provide “direction, policies, programs, and standards towards quality technical education and skill development.”

Also, TESDA Provincial Office here was among the top agencies cited by Governor Johnny Pimentel in his State of the Province Address (SOPA) delivered on August 18 owing to its “relentless efforts… exerted for the advancement of technical-vocational education and training through ‘Jobs Tech-Voc Program.’”

To date, according to Governor Pimentel, a total number of 2,030 persons have been profiled under Youth Profiling for Starring Careers (YP4SC) in the entire province;  13,863 trained in various skills/qualifications; 13,143 have graduated in various skills/qualifications; and 3,869 are now currently employed here and abroad, making special mention of Director Cueva. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano News: DepEd Siargao nagsaulog sa ika-48th anniversary

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SIARGAO ISLAND, Surigao del Norte, Agosto 25 (PIA) – Malampuson ug mabibong gisaulog ang Ika-48th nga Founding Anniversary sa Department of Education (DepEd) Siargao Division kagahapon nga adlaw, Agosto 24,2015 didto sa Dapa Gym, ning probinsya.

Ang maong selebrasyon nagdala sa temang, "DepEd Siargao @ 48: Reminiscing the Past.. Celebrating the Gains...and Moving Forward with Excellence..."

Mismo si Gobernador Sol F. Matugas ang pinasidunggang mamumulong ug kini gitambungan sa syento porsento nga attendance sa mga magtutudlo ug school administrators sa maong isla.


Nagpasalamat ug nalipay ang mga magtutudlo sa gasa nga gihatag sa gobernador sa matag distreto nga tag 20,000 mil ka pesos apil na ang Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) ug 100,000 mil ka pesos alang sa ilang division office. (SDR/PIC-SdN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)