11.15.2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

AgNor receives Corn Achiever Award 2015

By Aimee B. Sienes-Sajor

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 11 (PIA) - The provincial government of Agusan del Norte recently received an award from the Department of Agriculture (DA) as one of the Corn Achiever Awardees in the entire country.

The Corn Quality Achievement Award is an annual national search by the Department of Agriculture that started in the year 2013. This is the second time the province of Agusan del Norte received such award.

Agusan del Norte was one of the five provinces awarded that carried with it P3 million worth of projects from DA to be downloaded to the province.

Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba said in her message during the convocation held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Capitol lobby, that this is an honor for the province of Agusan del Norte to be recognized in the national level as having the best performance in corn production, and also encouraged the employees to eat organic corn for a healthy lifestyle.

She also hoped that next year the province will again covet such an award to be considered in the Hall of Fame.

DA Caraga acting regional director Edna M. Mabeza also attended the presentation of award and gave a short message encouraging the provincial government to maintain the good performance as Corn Quality Achievement Awardee.

On the other hand, Oscar S. Tuyor, Agriculturist II of the Provincial Agriculturist Office and Provincial Corn Coordinator of the DA corn project, was hailed as an Outstanding Provincial Corn Coordinator in the national level. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


35 Tagana-an OFWs undergo financial literacy, simple bookkeeping training

By Jean Pearl I. Millones

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 11 (PIA) - “Earning money as an OFW is never an easy task, but seeing the fruits of your labor after years of sacrifice will make it all worth it. And it all comes from being able to manage our hard-earned finances very well,” bared former OFW and Tagana-an municipal mayor Cesar Diaz.

In the aspiration to aid the OFW families to become self-sustaining and to provide reintegration services by safeguarding their earnings and introducing ways for it to grow, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) carried out a one-day Financial Literacy and Simple Bookkeeping seminar to the 35 OFWs and beneficiaries of Tagana-an, Surigao del Norte last November 6, 2015.

DTI Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist Evelyn Arlan tackled the status of life in the community and the poverty threshold showing that majority of Filipinos are living below the line. She further shared the simple ways and lifestyles that could help in cutting down household expenses, thus maximizing the family’s income.

In her discussion on Financial Literacy, Arlan emphasized the value of budgeting and leveling of the family’s needs and wants. The concept of saving and securing investments were likewise highlighted. The participants were given several exercises on budgeting and recording to facilitate substantial learning.

The agency’s programs and services were also discussed by OFW Bepu Brylle R. Bangcoyo. He also facilitated the election of the organization’s new set of officers.

Tagana-an PESO manager Janecito Jalbo extended his gratitude to the agency. He also expressed his hopes to continue partnering with the agency to provide more organizational development activities for the empowerment of Tagana-an OFWs. (OWWA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


DTI releases new SRPs

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Nov. 11 (PIA) – The Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) under the Consumer Protection Group of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released new suggested retail prices (SRP) of basic necessities and prime commodities as of November 2, 2015, the new release succeeded the September 1, 2015 SRP.

Almost all SRPs of basic and prime commodities remain the same except for the Budget Bar (Blue, White with Tawas, Kalamansi, Speckled Blue) Laundry Soap that had lowered its suggested retail price by P.90 from P17.25 in the September 1, 2015 SRP to P16.35.

Major retail establishments in the city were provided of the latest SRP for their information. The SRP will also be posted at the business establishments premises for the reading of the buying public.


For consumers who are interested to know more about SRP and other related concerns are encouraged to visit and contact the DTI office located at the 2nd Floor, Simtoco Building, Burgos Street, this city or contact telephone number (086) 826-6129. (SDR/DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)