Monday, September 14, 2015

DAR holds strategic planning workshop for AgSur coops

By Cyrene Tajonera

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Sept. 14, 2015 (PIA) - Four major cooperatives in Agusan del Sur recently attended a three-day strategic planning workshop conducted by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Provincial Office in order to assist coop leaders develop understanding regarding the importance of a well-planned strategic plan believed to help improve their leading and managing skills for a productive cooperatives.

The strategic planning workshop was held at the Agusan del Sur Savers Multi-purpose Cooperative (ASSAMCO) participated by the representatives and coop leaders from Tudela Damsite Tribal Development Cooperative (TUDATRIDEVCO) of Trento, Panagangan Women Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PWMPC) of La Paz, Sto. Tomas ARB farmers MPC (STARTBFAMPCO) of Loreto and the Bong ARB Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BARBMPC) of Bunawan.

The workshop was facilitated by DAR - Program Beneficiaries Development Division (Social Infrastructure and Local Capability Building or SILCAB) aimed to help cooperatives develop strategic plans that are realistic and attainable, to help them acknowledge their strength, address weaknesses, pursue opportunities and recognize potential threats that could affect coop development.

As leaders of their respective cooperatives, DAR Agusan del Sur looks forward that they should be efficient in their duties and responsibilities thus in return helping their agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) members. (DAR-Surigao del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


BID to set up an office in Tandag City

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Sept. 14 (PIA) – The transfer of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) provincial office to this city is now underway.

Ibrahim Lim, alien control officer (ACO), told state media that negotiation for an office space at the VTP Building along Capitol Rd., Telaje, here, has already been done, adding that the signing of contract for that matter could be anytime soon.

The BID provincial chief explained that the immigration office is not new in the province since it has been operating in Bislig City long ago; in effect, the move is just going to be a location transfer from its old address to the capital city.

Once operational, citing the month of October or November, transactions in regard to all immigration concerns will be undertaken in their new office here, Lim added.

Lim bared that he made a courtesy call on Governor Johnny Pimentel on September 11.

As a gesture of appreciation, the governor assured him that all offices in the province, including media, would be duly informed of such welcome development, he remarked. (Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)