Thursday, December 17, 2015

Alegria MPS intensifies anti-drug abuse campaign

ALEGRIA, Surigao del Norte, Dec. 17 (PIA) - The Municipal Police Station (MPS) of Alegria in Surigao del Norte intensifies its campaign against illegal drugs by conducting a drug symposium to the parents and grades 4 and 5 pupils of Ombong Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2015 at the schools covered court.

The activity aims to educated the pupils and the parents on the ill-effects of illegal drugs to mind and body of a person.

In his lecture, Alegria MPS officer-in-charge P/Insp. Cesar E. Gealogo said that the use of illegal drugs is one of the perennial problems of the society.

He said that if no one will fight to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs, the community will soon become the victim, "but Alegria is still fortunate that there are teachers, pupils and parents who advocated for a drug free community." (SDR/Alegria MPS/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


DSWD-Caraga prepares for TD ‘Onyok’

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 17 (PIA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga is now preparing as PAG-ASA severe weather bulletin raised Signal No.1 to all the five provinces in Caraga namely, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Province of Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur due to tropical depression (TD) Onyok.

Early this morning, it was reported by PAG-ASA that TD Onyok is already in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and will make landfall tomorrow, December 18 in the region.

The Field Office has already installed monitoring screen inside the Disaster Response and Recovery Operations Unit (DRROU) office for more visible timely updates from PAG-ASA and the track of the storm.

A total of 14,486 family food packs amounting to P6,059,783.52 are already prepositioned to the DSWD Warehouse in Brgy. Tiniwisan, this city and the following local government units (LGUs), readily available for augmentation: Loreto (PDI), Tubajon, Libjo, Burgos, Socorro, Pilar, Dapa, Tubay, Jabonga, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur.

Non-food items amounting to P4,255,740.12 are also available anytime augmentation is needed by LGUs.

Today, the Regional Disaster Response Committee members convened at the DSWD-Caraga regional office here.

Provincial, Municipal, and City Action Teams (P/C/MATs) are alerted and are advised to monitor and submit updated real time reports on the status of affected areas in the region.

The Quick Response Team (QRT) in the region is already activated and leaders conducted a meeting this afternoon to discuss preparations and actions in relation to TD Onyok. The team members are readying for 24/7 duty with three shifts a day. (DSWD-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Munisipyo sa Mainit misaulog sa ilang ika-85 Araw ng Mainit

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

MAINIT, Surigao del Norte, Disyembre 17 (PIA) - Mabulukon ug masadyang gisaulog ang ika-85 nga 'Araw ng Mainit' niadtong Disyembre 15, 2015 didto sa Mainit National High School, ning lungsod.

Ang maong selebrasyon gitambungan ni Gobernador Sol F. Matugas isip pinasidunggang bisita kauban si Board Member Melva Garcia ug Atty. Lucille Sering.

Ang Mabuyok Festival maoy sentro sa kasadya sa maong selebrasyon nga gisalmutan sa lima ka mga partisipante sa nagkalain-laing tulunghaan sa maong lungsod.

Diin ang unang ganti nakuha sa Hacienda National High School (NHS), ikaduhang ganti nakuha sa Matin-ao NHS, Ikatulo ang Mainit NHS, Ikaupat ang Magpayang NHS ug ikalima ang Paco NHS.

Samtang sa special award, ang Festival Queen nakuha sa Mainit NHS, Best in Musicality mao ang Magpayang NHS, ug ang Best in Street Dancing mao ang Hacienda NHS.

Sa mensahe ni Gobernador Matugas, siya nakadayeg sa pagdumala ni Mayor Ramon Mondano diin nagkahiusa ang mga taga Mainit ug nagpakita sa usa ka malig-on nga pamilya diin pinaagi sa maong festival napakita ang kahiusahan nga maoy malig-on nga sumbanan sa kalambuan.

Dugang sa gobernador nga ang maong festival iyang gisupurtahan ug gihatagan og bili kay pinaagi niini mapalambo ang kulturang Surigaonon nga adunay edukasyon ug pagtulun-an nga makuha sa maong festival.

Ang lungsod sa Mainit naila na usab nga numero uno sa turismo sa mainland diin ubay-ubay na ang mga turista nga mibisita sa mga tourist spot niini sama sa Togonan Falls, Mapaso, Lake Mainit ug Kasili Resort.


Sa iyang bahin, nagpasalamat ug dako si Mayor Mondano sa suporta ni Gov. Sol sa pagpalambo sa lungsod sa Mainit ilabina sa natad sa turismo. (SDR/PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)