11.24.2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Butuan preschoolers enjoy books and toys at city library

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 23 (PIA) – In time with the National Children’s Month celebration, the preschoolers together with their parents/guardians and teachers gathered and visited on Friday the city library here and enjoyed reading books and playing toys.

For the said celebration, the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) spearheaded several activities like day camp, literary and musical contest and outdoor events that promote and develop children’s social, emotional, language, physical, and cognitive aspects.

According to Fe Labitad, day care worker of GAD Resource and Learning Day Care Center here, the preschoolers’ visit at the city library featured exploration, exposure, experience and discovery as a way of learning, enabling them to develop confidence, creativity, literacy, art and critical thinking.

“We are very happy to bring our children here at the library so they can read a lot of books, see pictures and play with the available toys. Their genuine smiles and laughter during the puppet show were priceless,” expressed Labitad.

City librarian Luz Dumanon welcomed all the preschoolers, parents and teachers and toured them inside the library. She also let the children witness the dance presentation of a mascot named “Book-Book.”

“Our city library has a room for you children where you can read, see pictures and videos of stories and play with toys as well. Do come here more often and you are always welcome,” remarked Dumanon.

Also, Maria Ruth Jugao, officer-in-charge of the Butuan CSWD encouraged the preschoolers from the different Day Care Centers to give more time for reading aside from playing. She further emphasized that children must be patient in doing school researches and to use books instead of relying in technology.

“Every time you (children) are inside the library, you should respect others who are reading silently and never make noise. The technology may be advanced but we should all remember that books are still more useful and it give us the value of patience in looking/finding for the answers to our school researches,” stressed Jugao.

Meanwhile, representing regional director Abner Caga of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga, deputy regional director Fryan Abkilan bared that the aim of the National Children’s Month is to recognize Filipino children as the most valuable assets of the nation and their vital role in nation-building.

“In every society, there is much emphasis placed on the care and proper welfare of children. This is because children are obviously the hope of the future. Without them, the future of any society or nation would be questionable. After all, who would take over the reins of leadership if not the very same children that we have today? They are the ones that will continue our traditions or start new ones. Hopefully, they will find solutions to problems that we have been unable to master… There is so much that reading children’s stories aloud to our kids can do for them. Let’s start reading together today!” expressed Abkilan. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Burgos police station joins Drug Prevention and Control week celebration

SIARGAO ISLAND, Surigao del Norte, Nov. 23 (PIA) – The Municipal Police Station (MPS) of Burgos, this province joins the Drug Prevention and Control Week celebration from November 15-21, 2015.

This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme, “Let’s develop Our Lives, Our Commitment, Our Identities without drugs.”

As part of the week-long celebration, the MPS of Burgos in coordination with the Burgos Central Elementary School conducted an Anti-Illegal Drugs Symposium to the pupils of the said school.

Burgos MPS officer in-charge Police Insp.  Jerome M. Villegas, who is the resource speaker of the activity, emphasized the negative effects of illegal drugs and encouraged the pupils to avoid involving in drug abuse and its related activities. (SDR/Burgos-MPS/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


DOST Caraga conducts orientation on Halal Food guidelines

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 23 (PIA) - In response to the needs of local food processors/producers and food establishments on Halal awareness as well as its guidelines based on international standards, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga is continually conducting various related activities which will enable processors to appreciate and at all times consider Halal guidelines in its operations.

Through the efforts of the Provincial Science and Technology Center - Agusan del Norte, an Orientation on the General Guidelines on Halal Food Using the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) is scheduled on November 23. This will be held at the function hall of DOST Caraga, CSU Campus, Ampayon, Butuan City.

The event aims to provide an avenue for the local food processors to be able to understand and adapt the internationally accepted standards in the preparation of halal foods.

The activity will be attended by local food processors, regional line agencies, and, and private food establishments in the region. (DOST-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Cebuano News: Corn Quality Achiever’s Award nakuha sa Agusan del Norte

Ni Ricellen Retiquez

BUTUANCITY, Nob. 23 (PIA) - Ang probinsya sa Agusan del Norte pinaagi sa Provincial Agriculturist Office (PAO), nakadawat og pasidungog isip ikaduha sa lima ka nag-unang outstanding provinces sa “3rd National Corn Quality Achiever’s Award” nga gipahigayon niadtong Oktubre 20-24, 2015 sa Angeles City, Clark Pampanga.

Tungod niini nga pasidungog nakabaton ang probinsya og award nga proyekto kantidad og 3M pesos ug plake.

Nakuha usab ni Oscar Tuyor, Provincial Agriculturist II ang pasidungog isip usa sa lima ka outstanding Provincial Corn Coordinator. Mapasalamaton siyang midawat sa 30 mil pesos ug plake isip ganti niini.

Nakab-ot sa atong probinsya kini nga pasidungog tungod niini nga mga sukaran: (1) production support services, nga naglangkob sa programa sa pagbinayloay ug binhi sa mais sa mga mag uuma, soil sampling/mapping ug ang pagsuporta sa programa sa organikong abono. (2) pre/post-harvest facility support, dinhi makita ang mga programa/suporta sa probinsya sa hisgotanang pasilidad sa umahan sama sa traktora, galingan sa mais ug uban pa (grant o counterparting). (3) extension training and research components, nanglangkob kini sa mga pagtuon o training (long/short) sa mga lider nga mag-uuma ug sa mga Agricultural Extension Workers, ginahimo nga mga demonstrasyon sa teknolohiya sa nagkalain-laing klase sa mais ug rekomendadong abono niini, mga programa sa radio.school on the air ug ang presensya sa mga lider sa mag-uuma ug sa mga Agricultural Extension Workers sa National Corn Congress.

Ikaduha na kining dawat sa atong probinsya niini nga klaseng pasidungog. (LGU-Agusan del Nore/PIA-Agusan del Norte)