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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Nominations for the public management devt program now open



By Jesusa Fudalan-Tiu



BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) – A city DepEd official encourages school heads, teachers to nominate scholars for the Public Management Program.

Department of Education (DepEd) Butuan City Schools Division Superintendent Arsenio T. Cornites, Jr. in a memorandum sent to all chiefs of the functional divisions, school supervisors, coordinators, school heads of both public and private schools of the city to send nominations for the 12th batch of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) for the Public Management Development Program  of PMDP for Middle Managers which will open on April 22.

Cornites announced that the deadline for the submission of nominations will be on January 15.

Applicants may download the admission guidelines and nomination forms from its website at www.dap.edu.ph/pmdp. For more information, interested may contact the PMDP secretariat either via email at pmdpsecretariat@dap.edu.ph or at telephone number (02) 6310921 to 30 local 126 and 127; or via telefax at (02) 6335573 and 6312128. (DepEd Butuan City Division/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


BJMP Caraga personnel undergo drug testing



By JO2 Orlando V Montalban



BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) - Top regional officials, wardens and jail non-commissioned officers and non-uniformed personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Caraga have themselves tested for illegal drugs on Tuesday, Jan. 12 by the personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Caraga.

BJMP Caraga regional director J/SSUPT Ester G. Pepito had already submitted herself in the drug test conducted at the BJMP national headquarters last Jan. 8 during the 4th quarter management conference. 

The first to submit himself to drug testing in the region was the assistant regional director for administration and operations, J/SSupt Dario Campos, followed by the regional office chiefs of offices and personnel assigned to the jail bureau’s regional headquarters. A total of 46 personnel undergo the test.

J/SSupt Pepito reiterated the call of the officer-in-charge of the BJMP, general Deogracias  Tapayan that BJMP top management and regional offices personnel need to undergo the random drug testing to ensure that there is moral ascendancy over the men in the field units. She added that there should be no one excused from the test.

The result of the test is expected after three days according to PDEA chemist, Daisy Jane Lor. Personnel who are tested positive of illegal drugs use will face administrative sanctions such as but not limited to dismissal from the service.

Moreover, this is also done following the directive of the Interior and Local Government secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento to clean the ranks of the BJMP.

In 2015, six BJMP personnel in the region were investigated for drug-related cases. Three of them have been dismissed from the service. (BJMP-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


Search for outstanding teachers info campaign set in Butuan



By Jesusa Fudalan-Tiu



BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) – With the aim to inspire more teachers in their own field to excel, the Metrobank foundation will be holding a series of information campaigns (ICs) on the Metrobank Foundation Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT).

In the city, the IC is scheduled on Thursday, January 14 in the afternoon at the Agusan National High School.

Said activity, according to DepEd Butuan City schools division superintendent Arsenio T. Cornites, Jr. aims to discuss the search requirements and processes and the giving and sharing of winning tips from former winners.

Participants to the said IC are the 13 Central School Principals from the 13 Districts and a teacher from each district, preferably Master Teacher/most senior teacher who has a winning potential to join and to participate in the search, said Cornites.

The implementation of the search has been implemented since 1985 in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). (DepEd Butuan City Division/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


News Feature: DILG intensifies BUB water project in Dinagat Islands



By Leslie Ann M. Bantasan

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) had laid menus of projects to be decided by the grassroots level. One of which is the provision of a potable water supply to the barangay through the Bottom-up Budgeting or BuB.

BuB is a process where the government and the constituents come together to formulate the plan and budget of cities and municipalities for poverty reduction.

It puts emphasis on deepening the participation of stakeholders from the civil society organizations and the grassroots community. BuB seeks to amplify the voice of the grassroots.

It aims to empower the grassroots through active participation in articulating their needs and determining what projects are responsive to their needs.

The municipalities of Dinagat and Cagdianao were the beneficiaries of the water project.

From the municipality of Dinagat, Brgy. Justiniana Edera was among the beneficiaries. The barangay is composed of four ‘puroks,’ it is geographically situated at the mountainous area of the municipality, if you go to the peak of the barangay you can barely see the municipality proper.

The main livelihood of the said barangay is farming, hat and mat weaving. Long before, residents of the barangay rely on deep wells and rivers to supply there needs for water.

They were having trouble collecting water especially during summer months because deep wells dried up. They also experienced falling in line just to collect water. It is time consuming and requires a lot of physical effort.

The Potable Water Supply Project amounted to P735,000.00 (DILG Counterpart: P700,000.00 and LGU Counterpart: P35, 000.00) targeted the whole population of the barangay.

Its main objective is to provide safe and quality potable water supply. It shall give more household access to safe water. Its water spring is located two kilometers away from the barangay proper.

 “Sa unang panahon tulo ka kab-anan namu sa atabay, ug wala pay seguridad sa amu pag-inum, karun nagpasalamat mi ug dako kay naa na sa amu barangay ang tubig, dali rami makapunta sa amu tagsa-tagsa ka trabahoan, ang mga babae nga maglala ug banig ug kalo, ug mga lalake nga mag-uma, sa mga babae nga dili na maglisud sa pagpanglaba (Years back, the residents are in agony fetching water. We only have three available deep wells that dry up during hot season, and because of this scarcity, the residents especially the mothers would fall in line which impedes their daily activity and their livelihood, we are thankful for this project because now the women can proceed with their hat and mat weaving, the men can go to their farms early, the women also can now easily wash their clothes),” Barangay captain Concordio E. Sundo narrated.

The residents are now grateful and had appreciated the benefits that the project had provided them.

“Dako kay mi ug pasalamat kay kadaadlaw daghan nami mabuhat nga kalo kay dili naman mi magpila sa tubig (We are thankful for this project because now we can finish their hats early and we no longer make lines just to get water from deep wells),” said Myrna O. Longos, 54 years old, a resident of the said barangay.

Concepcion M. Ladion, 64 years old, a mat weaver, stated that she can now finish different chores as the water is accessible right inside their house. “I am thankful to the government for their response to our needs,” she said.

In the Municipality of Cagdianao, two barangays were also given potable water supply, the barangay Cabungaan headed by barangay captain Virginia Ensomo Erno was provided potable water supply amounted to P2,000,000.00 (DILG Counterpart: P1,700,000.00 and LGU Counterpart: P300,000.00).

 “Ang sitwasyun sa unang panahon kada purok iya-iya nang water source, pag-abut sa BuB project sa intero barangay naay 20 ka tapstand na-locate sa mga nagkumpol-kumpol nga mga residente, mas duol na ang supply sa tubig ngadto sa mga kunsomante (Before the project, the water source is located at the different puroks, after the BuB water project was implemented, there are 20 tap-stands installed which is located at the household clusters, now the access of water is very near),” said barangay captain Erno.

The residents of the said barangay can finally focus their attention to their family and work.

“Maglinya kami nang alas 2 sa kadlawn, arang nga mga container ug gagmay na galon, kuman makatulog na kami nang marajaw kay jaun naman sa taas sa amo balay (We woke up early in the morning, as early as 2:00 AM to acquire water and catch up with others who are also waiting in line, but now that the project was completed we no longer get up early because the availability of water is within our house),” shared Torcuatina Lipao, 73 years old.

Barangay Maatas was also given potable water project. brgy. captain Jerlie Erno too was grateful of the project.

“Sa una nga panahon, sa 193 households, naa ray duha ka tapstand, kaabtan cla ug alas 12 sa gabie. Karun nga naabtan kami sa BuB nga gikan sa DILG nga funding, aduna na kami 25 ka tapstand sa barangay. Mao na krun ang uban nagpakabit na sa ila balay. Komportable na sila sa tubig (Long before, Barangay Maatas had tremendously experienced shortage of water, 193 households shared only two tap-stands, thus made them wait in line until 12:00 midnight, now that we have received the BuB project from DILG funding, we have installed 25 tap-stands in the barangay),” he said.

The residents of these three barangays are in admiration and are appreciative of the local chief executives, to DILG and to the BuB Program.

Now that the project was realized, the lives of the Dinagatnons are made easier, towards inclusive growth and sustainable development. (DILG-PDI/PIA-Dinagat Islands)


Cebuano News: Convergence Meeting gipahigayon sa Kapitolyo Nan Siargao



Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante



SIARGAO ISLAND, Surigao del Norte, Enero 13 (PIA) – Unang convergence meeting karong tuiga gipahigayon naidtong adlawng Lunes, Enero 11, 2016 didto sa Kapitolyo nan Siargao ning probinsya.

Ang maong tigom gipasiugdahan ni Gobernador Sol F. Matugas ug kini gitambungan sa mga hepe ug mga representante sa nagkadaiyang ahensya sa gobyerno sa maong isla, uban usab sa team capitol.

Atol sa maong tigom, gipresentar ni Ivonnie B. Dumadag ang hepe sa Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) ang mga nahimo, mga plano, programa ug development directions sa probinsya ubos sa HEALS plus agenda sa gobernador.

Dugang gihisgutan ang pasuga sa barangay nga gipasabot ni Siargao Electric Cooperative (SIARELCO) general manager Sergio Dagooc, ug mga proyekto ubos sa BuB (bottom up budgeting) programs sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) nga gipresentar ni DILG provincial director Johnryl Mosquito.

Lakip usab sa gihisgutan mao ang problema sa illegal fishing, sports program sa Department of Education (DepEd) Siargao Division, pagtukod og Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) sa isla, ug uban pa nga mga hisgutanan alang sa kalambuan sa maong isla. (SDR/PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)