Tuesday, March 29, 2016



NPA rebels sow fear among tourists, motorists in SurSur

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 29 (PIA) – At around 7:30 a.m. on March 28, some lawless elements believed to be members of the Guerilla Front Committee 14 (GFC-14) of the New People’s Army (NPA) under a certain Ka Satur sowed fear among commuters, tourists included, in Barangay Bitoon, Hinatuan town, 141 kilometers south this city.

According to 1Lt. Karl Jan Devaras, commander of the 41st Civil Military Operations (CMO) Company of the Philippine Army (PA), “The said lawless group barricaded and flagged down all vehicles that were leaving from and approaching a famous eco-tourism site,” referring to the Enchanted River.

The CMO officer, based on witnesses’ account, bared that the rebels “ordered them to step out from their bus (Tourist’s Bus) and began frisking them and searching their bags” in yelling-fashion with guns aimed at the terrified motorists.

However, the act of atrocity did not take long as all vehicles and tourists alike were allowed to leave after a couple of minutes, Devaras pointed out.

He also said that pursuit operations by law enforcement units had been ongoing.

“We vehemently condemn this Lawless Armed Group for their criminal act; the crime which they have perpetrated will greatly affect the eco-tourism industry which greatly contributes to the development of Hinatuan,” Col. Isidro Purisima, 402nd Infantry Brigade commander, was quoted by 1Lt. Devaras as saying.

Moreover, he said that Col. Purisima went on to advise this lawless elements: “I encourage this lawless group to surrender and embrace the Government’s reintegration program (CLIP) for people like them while there is still time to surrender.”

Meanwhile, Capt. Al Anthony Pueblas, CMO officer of the 36th Infantry Battalion here reacted  that such condemnable act was part of the usual atrocities done by NPA rebels who were out to highlight their 47th anniversary celebration on March 29. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Tandag City DepEd to highlight Project “UGMAD” launch with State of the Division Address

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 29 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) City Division Office is set to launch Project UGMAD highlighting the State of the Division Address (SODA) of City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Gregoria Su.  The occasion will take place at the Schacene Grand Ballroom, this city, at 8:00 a.m. on March 29, 2016.

Project UGMAD, the “division banner,” is the acronym for Unahon Gayud an Magtutudlo sa Ato Dakbayan, according to Dr. Su in her letter of invitation dated March 21, 2016, pointing out that such was “anchored on Project CLEAR (Caraga Leaders’ Empowerment for Advancement and Reform) of DepEd Caraga Region.”

With the theme “Kalambuan nan Tandaganon Ato Ugmaron,” the whole activity, which is split into four parts, will have to take an entire day to finish.

Based on the official program of invitation, prior to the launching proper, Dr. Su will have to deliver first her SODA.

During the launching proper, Gemma Espadero, Division Project UGMAD Coordinator, is going to present “Project CLEAR Overview and Project UGMAD.”  This will be followed by the message of Mayor Roxanne Pimentel and the inspirational message as well of Dr. May Eclar, DepEd Caraga OIC Regional Director and Project CLEAR Coordinator.

Before the affair will come to a close featuring the celebration dance by “Tandag City Division Personnel” to be followed by “Dance for all,” the “Banner Projects” of all the 31 schools under the City Division will have to be presented ahead. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Tandag City DepEd to highlight Project “UGMAD” launch with State of the Division Address

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 29 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) City Division Office is set to launch Project UGMAD highlighting the State of the Division Address (SODA) of  City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Gregoria Su.  The occasion will take place at the Schacene Grand Ballroom, this city, at 8:00 a.m. on March 29, 2016.

Project UGMAD, the “division banner,” is the acronym for Unahon Gayud an Magtutudlo sa Ato Dakbayan, according to Dr. Su in her letter of invitation dated March 21, 2016, pointing out that such was “anchored on Project CLEAR (Caraga Leaders’ Empowerment for Advancement and Reform) of DepEd Caraga Region.”

With the theme “Kalambuan nan Tandaganon Ato Ugmaron,” the whole activity, which is split into four parts, will have to take an entire day to finish.

Based on the official program of invitation, prior to the launching proper, Dr. Su will have to deliver first her SODA.

During the launching proper, Gemma Espadero, Division Project UGMAD Coordinator, is going to present “Project CLEAR Overview and Project UGMAD.”  This will be followed by the message of Mayor Roxanne Pimentel and the inspirational message as well of Dr. May Eclar, DepEd Caraga OIC Regional Director and Project CLEAR Coordinator.

Before the affair will come to a close featuring the celebration dance by “Tandag City Division Personnel” to be followed by “Dance for all,” the “Banner Projects” of all the 31 schools under the City Division will have to be presented ahead. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)