3.28.2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016



CCPD invites public to join the Black Saturday Ecumenical gathering

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23 (PIA) – In line with this year’s observance of the Lenten season, the Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD) through convener Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos will be spearheading the Ecumenical Gathering on March 24, 2016 (Black Saturday), 4:00 a.m. at the Guingona Park, this city.

According to Bishop Pueblos, said activity is in partnership with the Butuan Evangelical Ministry Association, Incorporated (BEMAI) with the theme “Jubilee of Mercy: Arise! Butuan Youth on Fire.”

“The activity is aimed to provide awareness among Butuanon of the 11 years of active partnership of the different Churches from the Catholic, Evangelist, Baptist and Protestant with the common worship and prayer invoking the realization of pastoral teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ: on Mercy, Hope and Love,” highlighted Bishop Pueblos.

It was also learned that there are some 300 individuals from the different Churches are expected to participate. “I am also encouraging private individuals to join us and bring with you your family during this day. Let’s pray together,” Bishop Pueblos remarked. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)  


P10M for AgNor town municipal hall OK’d

By Aimee B. Sienes

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23 (PIA) - For the additional budget for the on-going construction of Santiago Municipal Hall building in the municipality of Santiago, Agusan del Norte, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Norte approved the P10 million pesos budget as counterpart of the province to finish the construction of the said building.

This is part of the province’s program of providing basic services and facilities for the welfare of its constituents and improve its public service. The fund was taken from the Non-Office appropriation, CY 2016.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the province of Agusan del Norte and the municipality of Santiago will be entered into by the two parties for the transfer of the said funds for immediate implementation of the project.

Provincial Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba was authorized by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan through Sanggunian Resolution No. 072-2016, authored by Vice Governor Ramon AG. Bungabong, to sign the said MOA defining the duties and responsibilities of the two parties.

The three-storey municipal hall building will be constructed with an elevator for the convenience of the Persons With Disabilities (PWD) who will go up and down the building transacting business in the municipal hall. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)