DOLE-13 to hold Walk-for-a-Cause, a barangay to benefit proceeds
By Jennifer P. Gaitano
BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 27 (PIA) – In support to its Labor Prevention and Elimination Program implemented in the barangays, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga will be conducting a region-wide ‘Walk for a Cause’ on December 16, 2015, 6:15 a.m. from the city’s Guingona Park to DOLE’s regional office, where a short program will follow.
“This activity is in support of the Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program of the department especially on the identified barangays in the region with the existence of Child Labor. All five DOLE provincial field offices in Caraga will simultaneously conduct the said walk for a cause,” disclosed Keith Duran, DOLE-Agusan del Norte field office head.
Duran further revealed that participants will pay a minimum registration fee of P20.00. Proceeds from the registration fee will be given to Barangays Dulag, Dumalagan, and Lumbucan, all of this city to help them eliminate existing child laborers and send these children back to school.
Said activity is anchored on the theme “Ang Bata Amomahon ug Paeskwelahon, Dili Patrabahoon (Children must be taken cared of, send to school, and not let them work)”
For more information, DOLE-Agusan del Norte can be reached at telephone numbers: (085) 341-3198 or 300-0013. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)
Bislig youth org undergo food processing training
By Jean Pearl I. Millones
BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 27 (PIA) - Recognizing the role of the youth in achieving a progressive locality, the second district of Surigao del Sur in partnership with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) afforded the members of Youth Generation organization of Bislig City a one-day skills training for food processing at Sheila’s Training Hall, Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur on November 21, 2015.
Lorie Ann G. Hilongos, Family Welfare Officer for Surigao del Sur shared that the activity was carried out to help in steering the youth away from vices and perilous activities that is very rampant today. Hilongos also facilitated the leveling of expectation and house rules for the training, a way of imparting to the youth the importance of coordination and professionalism.
The one-day skills training for Food Processing includes the making of chorizo, embutido, tocino, longaniza, puto cheese and pastillas.
Subsequently, Maria Mitzi T. Astromo, trainer from TESDA-Bislig, demonstrated the procedures and recipe needed for each food product. The youth members were also given ample time to perform the same recipes allowing them to learn each food processes all the more.
The outputs of the training were then presented to the guests during the graduation ceremony. More so, participants were provided with starter kits to aid them in their future cooking endeavors.
Board Member Conrad C. Cejoco expressed his appreciation to the agency for the fruitful partnership and for providing the constituents with necessary trainings that their constituents need.
The president of the organization, Sylvia P. Daroy, in return shared her learnings throughout the activity. She is also very thankful for agency, “I could already imagine the many income-generating opportunities we could venture into and gradually help our families,” said Daroy.
Programs and Services Division office-in-charge, Ma. Ireen C. Cambaling, remarked that the training is only one among the many skills-enhancing programs that the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration intends to provide to its members. (OWWA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)
SurSur DTI bares monitored goods’ average prices; shares shopping tips
By Greg Tataro Jr.
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Nov. 27 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here has made public the average prices of basic necessities, prime commodities, construction supplies, and “Noche Buena” products in Tandag City for November 2015.
Romel Oribe, DTI provincial director, said it was “part of DTI’s mandate to protect and promote responsible consumerism.”
Through the trade and industry division (TID), the director came out with the lists of virtually all commodities being monitored, specifying therein the “Size” and the corresponding “Average Price This Month.”
Media was tapped with the understanding that they “can be of assistance in disseminating this information to the general public.”
Meanwhile, the same office had likewise furnished media a copy of “information materials which can be of helpful tips to responsible consumers.” Noticeably, these tips had something to do with shopping.
“Exposed to a variety of goods in the market and bombarded by an overdose of advertisements, the poor consumer can easily get confused,” Oribe observed.
“Consumers must be equipped with shopping skills and should exercise vigilance, whether buying in a supermarket or in other types of stores, if he or she wants to save precious money, time and energy,” he advised.
To save time in locating products, familiarize yourself with the arrangements of stocks in the stores where you frequently do your shopping; To avoid missing special, genuine sales, shop systematically up one aisle and down the other; Keep a sharp eye for special price reductions of products which can be reserved for future use; and Be alert for low-budget, economical but nutritious recipes and other consumer product information. Go for quality, not for quantity were only some of the top tips, a dozen of them, that the DTI chief had shared. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
Cebuano News: Proyektong PRMF gitunol ngadto sa probinsya sa Surigao Norte
Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante
SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Nob. 27 (PIA) - Malampusong gitunol ang Provincial Road Management Facility Project (PRMF) ngadto sa probinsya sa Surigao del Norte atol sa gipahigayong hand-over ceremony bag-ohay pa lamang didto sa Philippine Gateway Hotel, ning dakbayan.
Ang PRMF nga proyekto gikan sa gobyernong Australia adunay ubay-ubay nga mga kalambuan nga gidala sa probinsya lakip na niini ang ang mga pasilidad ug mga pagbansay nga ilang gihatag pinaagi sa mga nagkadaiyang departamento sa gobyerno alang sa pagpalambo sa ilang mga kapasidad isip mga kawani sa gobyerno.
Usa sa mga proyekto nga gipunduhan ubos sa PRMF mao ang Rehabilitation and Minor Improvement sa Claver-Sapa-Lasicam Road nga nagkantidad sa P9,543,600.80 ug gikonsiderar isip usa ka priority core road nga adunay gitas-on nga 5.236 kilometros ug kini nahimutang sa mga munisipyo sa Claver ug Gigaquit paingon ngadto sa mga barangay sa Ladgaron, Sapa ug Lahi.
Sa iyang mensahe atol sa maong kalihukan, si Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Facility Director Rex Kinder nagkanayon nga "PRMF is not just about roads, it's about governance."
Si Kinder nanghinaut nga mapadayon ang mga reporma nga nasugdan. “Keep the developments going.. this is not the end, Australia will continue to be an ally," matud pa ni Kinder.
Samtang sa iyang bahin si Gobernor Sol F. Matugas mipadayag sa iyang dakong pagpasalamat sa Australian Government tungod sa pagka manggihatagon niini pinaagi sa mga proyekto nga gibubo dinhi sa probinsya ug nagmalampuson ang mga proyekto sa pagpalambo sa imprastraktura tungod kay ang Provincial ug Australian Governments nagkahiusa man sa pagtabang ug pagpalambo sa probinsya.
Usa usab sa mahinungdanong parte sa maong seremonya mao ang Signing of the Deed of Donation and Transfer sa mga PRMF Assets tali na sa AusAID, DILG ug Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte.
Si Jocelyn Danaque sa Provincial Internal Audit Office mao ang nag presentar sa Sustainability Plan sa probinsya diin aduna kini lima ka mga reform areas nga mao ang mosunod: Road Management, Budget and Expenditure Management, Functioning Internal Audit Office, Procurement Area ug Human Resource Management.
Ang maong kalihukan gipangulohan ni Gobernor Sol F. Matugas uban nila Board Member Melva P. Garcia, Team Capitol, DILG Caraga Asst. Regional Director Donald A. Seronay, DILG- Surigao del Norte Provincial Director John Reyl L. Mosquito, PRMF Team Leader Luke Mcnamara, DFAT Program Officer EJ Solis, ug mga local media partners. (SDR/PIC-SdN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)