Monday, January 4, 2016

Dinagat Islands to give financial aid to Nona victims in N. Samar



SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Jan. 4 (PIA) - The provincial government of Dinagat Islands is donating P200,000 to the province of Northern Samar which was hardest hit by Typhoon Nona (international name: Melor).

The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) sponsored the resolution, which was then passed by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) members during the recently held meeting at the Provincial Guest Center, San Jose town.

PDRRMC officer Rosario Roxas said the council members also tackled and discussed agenda related to update on fiscal management, presentation of PDRRMC accomplishment Report for CY 2015, 2016 PDRRMC annual target accomplishment, concept presentation of TAMING DINAGATNON and Dinagat Island's SHIELD program, DRRM-CCA related accomplishment, and Maritime Safety Protocols Organization of Local Maritime Safety Management Board.

The meeting was attended by the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, representatives from the national line agencies, municipality of Dinagat, and the different Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices of the province. (SDR/Provincial Information Office, Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)


NFA chief’s visit to Caraga underway



By Greg Tataro Jr.



TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 4 (PIA) – National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Renan Dalisay is currently in Caraga region for an official visit on January 4-6, 2016.

May Sara Atomar, OIC NFA provincial manager, through Alvin Balatero, provincial operating officer, said their agency’s chief was likewise set to drop by their office not only for a warehouse and market inspection but also for a meeting with all NFA provincial employees here on January 5, 2016.

In fact, Dalisay would stay overnight in the province upon his arrival on Monday night based on his itinerary, he added.

Balatero confirmed however the NFA head would be catching up with the 8:00 a.m. Monday Flag Ceremony Program at NFA Caraga Regional Office after his arrival on a commercial flight about an hour and a half earlier.

After which, warehouse and market inspection would immediately follow, the NFA operating officer remarked.

Dalisay would cap his visit in Butuan City with a dialogue with the employees of both the NFA Regional Office and Agusan del Norte Provincial Office.

It was learned that Dalisay and party would be heading for Surigao del Norte after his schedule in Butuan City to conduct the same inspection and dialogue.

The NFA chief would proceed to Agusan del Sur after doing all his set activities here, according to Balatero. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)