FSUU to host candidates forum on Apr. 22
By Fryan E. Abkilan
BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 16 (PIA) - The Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) will host a candidates forum on April 22 here.
FSUU College of Law dean Atty. Josefe Sorrera-Ty said that due to time constraints, they can only facilitate a candidates forum for Butuan City congressional, mayoralty and vice-mayoralty candidates.
“This is now the chance of the candidates to present their platforms of government and discuss the various issues affecting the community,” said Atty. Sorrera-Ty.
“Also, we want to assist the electorates in making informed choices during Election Day,” she added.
The organizer has tapped the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Butuan City and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga to be their official partners in the event.
The forum can be heard live over PIA Caraga’s 107.8 MHz Power FM and 105.8 Advanced Forward Emergency Broadcasting System (AFEBS) Network. (FEA/PIA-Caraga)
AgNor public schools’ students participate in DENR’s Environmental Youth Forum
By Jennifer P. Gaitano
BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 16 (PIA) – Some 50 participants including students from the different public schools of Agusan del Norte joined in the Environmental Youth Forum spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga on Tuesday at Big Daddy’s Hotel and Convention Center, this city.
Herzon Gallego, Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) chief of DENR Caraga welcomed all the participants and guests of the said forum and emphasized the significance of getting involve in the government’s initiative to environmental protection and development. He further encouraged all the students to learn a lot from the forum and be able to cascade it to their peers in their respective communities.
"We look forward to have a stronger partnership with you in the future as we continue to work hand in hand with the public schools in the implementation of our environmental programs. May this forum enhance your knowledge and gets you more involved in community activities," added Gallego.
DENR Caraga regional director Nonito Tamayo also expressed his warm thanks to the invited guests who shared their time for the said activity. "We are very happy to see you all here in this Environmental Youth Forum with students from the different public schools in Agusan del Norte. We are also glad to see our media partners who are always advocating our programs. I am encouraging our students to be more active and be agents of change, continue to get involve in the advocacy for the protection of our environment," he stressed.
Dir. Tamayo also enjoined the students and guests to support this year’s observance of the Earth Hour by switching off their lights for one hour on March 30, 2016 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
“The Earth Hour was first implemented in Australia in 2007. It is a global initiative which the Philippines is one of the many countries that joined and had the highest number of participants. Philippines was even tagged as Earth Hour Hero Country,” recalled Tamayo.
Dir. Tamayo further reiterated that production of electricity greatly contributed to the effects of climate change.
Also, the following public schools in the province participated in the DENR’s contest on production of environmental radio plugs and received plaque of recognition and cash prizes from the department: Kitcharao National High School, Carmen National High School, Santiago National High School, and Buenavista National High School.
Meanwhile, part of the said forum was the awarding of plaque of recognition to DENR’s partner stakeholders which include the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and other media outfits. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)
SurSur PNP bags 2nd top award on Performance Governance System
By Greg Tataro Jr.
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 16 (PIA) – The Police Provincial Office (PPO) here earned the second highest rating on Performance Governance System (PGS) from the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camp Crame.
With this feat, a Silver Eagle Award was given to P/SSupt. Romaldo Bayting, OIC provincial director, during the Conferment of Performance Governance System (PGS) Certificates and Awarding Ceremony held at Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City on Monday, March 14, 2016.
Such award has an equivalent rating of “90% - 95.99%” based on the “Computation for the Over-All Rating,” a little short of the Gold Eagle Award, which means garnering an equivalent of “96% - 100%” rating.
It was no less than P/CSupt. Noel Baraceros, director, Center for Police Strategy Management (CPSM), who handed over the plaque bearing the inscription “For demonstrated commitment to effectively implement the PNP P. A. T. R. O. L. Plan 2030 for the attainment of the vision for a highly capable, effective and credible police service.”
The CPSM director was, at the same time, the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the occasion.
Other than the inscription cited, eight more notable accomplishments were separately and distinctly highlighted just below that, apparently the reduced photocopy of certain recognitions of the PPO here in the past.
Compliance to the entire process was so elaborate as it requires several stages to undergo, it was learned. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
DENR 13 apprehends 150 pieces lumber, 86 pieces of logs in AgSur town
By Hannah Yaelle M. Morano
BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 16 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga Regional Office led by its Regional Director Nonito Tamayo has apprehended about 150 pieces of lumber and 86 pieces of logs with no valid official documents at the Wood Station Corporation in Trento, Agusan del Sur on Friday.
Director Tamayo was accompanied by the Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Roberto Oliveros, Bunawan CENR Officer Ranulfo Climaco and Wood Station Corporation representative, Ramon Mamuyac. “We found about 150 pieces or 2,565.50 lumber and 86 pieces logs of Lauan, Gubas and Binuang species inside the compound which were obtained from illegal sources,” ARD Oliveros said.
Based on the findings, the illegal forest products were mixed among the planted specie of Mangium, Bagras, Marang and Durian delivered at the sawmill plant. The Toog lumbers, Mamuyac explained were taken from the trees fell down by Typhoon Pablo.
Tamayo said the company was informed of its violation and asked the company officials to explain in writing about the disparity during the 1st Administrative Adjudication Proceedings on February 10 held at Bunawan CENR Office, but the officials however failed to submit its explanation despite a significant time given to them.
Considering it was already beyond the agreed deadline, Tamayo has instructed CENR Officer Ranulfo to compel the Wood Station Corporation to submit its valid explanation otherwise sanctions shall be imposed by the DENR on the Wood Station Corporation for its violations particularly in relation to Executive Order No. 23. (DENR-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)
AgNor barangays receive financial assistance
By Aimee B. Sienes
BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 16 (PIA) - The provincial government of Agusan del Norte extended financial assistance to some barangays in the province to help succeed in their respective plans, programs and activities.
Considering that the funds in the barangays are not enough to fund their various programs and projects, the punong barangays requested for financial assistance from the province to implement their priority programs and projects.
The province extended financial assistance in the amount of P30,000.00 to Barangay Dona Telesfora in the municipality of Tubay to support its annual activities in the barangay.
Barangay Songkoy of the municipality of Kitcharao was also extended financial assistance in the amount of P11,000.00 as support to its Summer Sport Program.
Also included was Barangay Manapa of the municipality of Buenavista in the amount of P15,000.00 for the purchase of 200 bags of cement for the completion of the flooring and finishing of its covered court. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)