1.18.2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Metrobank, MTAP, DepEd to hold 2016 Math Challenge



By Jesusa Fudalan-Tiu



BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 11 (PIA) – The Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI), Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP) and the Department of Education (DepEd) will hold the 2016 Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge (MMC) from January to March this year.

According to DepEd Butuan City schools division superintendent Arsenio T. Cornites, Jr., the division is now preparing for the conduct of the division elimination.

Cornites said, on January 14, the division will hold its elimination for elementary at the Butuan Central Elementary School while the elimination for the secondary will be held at the Agusan National High School on January 15.

The 2016 Metrobank-MATAP-DepEd Math Challenge is implemented to awaken greater interest in mathematics among elementary and high school students and teachers in both public and private schools all over the country, Cornites added.

Also, according to Cornites, the Math Challenge will encourage the students to strive for excellence in mathematics; discover mathematical talents among students; encourage the mastery of basic mathematical skills; to provide the students opportunities in leadership and cooperative understanding; and to improve Mathematics Education in the Philippines. (DepEd Butuan City Division/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


PNP Caraga, Comelec, Army activate regional joint security control center



By PO3 Rosarita C Palgue



BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 11 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga Regional Office, Commission on Election (Comelec) and the Philippine Army activated on Saturday, January 9 the Regional Joint Security Control Center (RJSCC) here.

The RJSCC is a combined body in the region, responsible of coordinated and systematic utilization of all resources dedicated in the successful conduct of election, implementation of the ban on the bearing, carrying or transporting of firearms and the employment and deployment of security personnel in the region.

PNP Caraga regional director PCSupt. Vert Chavez said that this is part of the unified efforts among members of the security forces and government to ensure a safe and secured election.

Chavez said that the PNP is deputized to assist the Comelec in implementing more effectively election laws and/or rules and regulations, particularly the laws governing prohibition against military, policemen and provincial guards acting as bodyguards or security guards for the candidates, and the prohibition on bearing, carrying or transporting firearms and other deadly weapons in public places.

He also added that the PNP Caraga together with all members of the RJSCC assures the public that they will continue to intensify the implementation of all security plans in the region so that the common goal for a safe and secured election will be attained. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)


11 former rebels set to get P65K cash aid as CLIP beneficiaries in SurSur



By Greg Tataro Jr.



TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 11 (PIA) – A third batch of former rebels (FRs), being beneficiaries under the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP), is set to receive P65,000 each come the First Quarter Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting at the Capt. Delfin C. Rellera Hall, 36th IB, Dayoan, Tago, this province, on January 15, 2015.

Ma. Lourdes Martinez, DILG program manager here, bared 11 FRs certified by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) “are eligible to avail of Livelihood Assistance” based on the certification issued by PSWDO chief May Navidad Salinas.

Salinas named Albert P. Acevedo, Samuel I. Meniano, Edward M. Managbanag, Arnel A. Azarcon, Tortino O. Maca, Julio A. Managbanag, Jack S. Quillano, Michael Q. Agustin, Julieto M. Iligan, Giovanne G. Tagonsolod, and Jomar T. Penig, also citing the certification of the Joint AFP-PNP Intelligence Committee (JAPIC) as basis that the beneficiaries “are former rebels operating in the Province of Surigao del Su.”

The PSWDO chief also provided the respective addresses of the said beneficiaries.

P5,000 each had already been given in advance as immediate cash assistance to the same CLIP beneficiaries courtesy of the provincial government under Governor Johnny Pimentel, Martinez pointed out.

The DILG program manager broke down the P65,000 as P50,000 for livelihood and P15,000 for cash assistance.

Citing the first and second batches at 10 and 42, respectively, some 52 CLIP beneficiaries were already able to receive financial assistance here last year, according to Martinez. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan- Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)