By Greg Tataro Jr.
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 14 (PIA) – The province of Surigao del Sur is set to hold its First Quarter Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting at the Captain Delfin C. Rellera Hall, 36th Infantry Battalion Headquarters, Dayoan, Tago town at 9:00 a.m. on January 15, 2016.
In a notice sent to council members earlier, Governor Johnny Pimentel, PPOC chair, bared the “Matters to be discussed” during the occasion which include Updates on Criminality and Law Enforcement; Updates on Peace and Security; Status on CLIP Implementation and Awarding of CLIP Beneficiaries, among others.
The said meeting would be highlighted by the “Awarding of CLIP Beneficiaries,” it was learned.
However, due to security and protection issues, all names of the 11 CLIP beneficiaries comprising the third batch were deliberately omitted as requested.
Each would be receiving the sum of P65,000 with a break down of P50,000 as livelihood and P15,000 as financial assistance.
The said amount was apart from the P5,000 cash assistance each given in advance by Governor Pimentel recently.
Since last year, Ma. Lourdes Martinez, DILG program manager, pointed out that with this latest development, CLIP beneficiaries would now have a total of 63, citing 10 and 42 then beneficiaries for the first and second batches, respectively. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
SurSur tour chief hopes for best in tourism industry in 2016
By Greg Tataro Jr.
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 14 (PIA) – Caridad Rosina Ronquillo, acting provincial tourism officer here, expressed optimism that the local tourism industry would reach new heights this 2016.
Citing lots of accomplishments for the last semester of 2015, she pointed out to fellow capitol employees in a flag ceremony program they hosted recently there would still be more wiggle rooms for opportunities.
Ronquillo recited a litany of successful events the tourism office had spearheaded and/or participated in the municipal, provincial, regional as well as national fronts.
The string of affairs made mention included seminars, training, celebrations, campaigns, and the like.
In one of the most significant occasions, Ronquillo claimed “This time around, we are very fortunate to be chosen as one of the 14 provinces in the whole country to be included in the PROMDI Project or Proud of Destination’s Identity; it is a partnership with the National Council for Culture and the Arts project promoting the culture and heritage of our province,” referring to the re-visit of the staff and crews of Living Asia Channel in the province on October 23-27, 2015.
Meanwhile, Michelle Pareja, assistant provincial tour chief, said the province had posted a significant increase in tourist arrival, citing a 2015 data of 73,509 in comparison to 2014 that was logged at 69,566 or equivalent to 5.36 percent growth.
The same source pointed out that foreign tourist arrival was recorded at 500 in 2015 as compared to 469 in 2014.
The Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig City, and Britannia Group of Islands in San Agustin remain to be the most visited tourist hubs in the province, it was learned. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)