Thursday, May 19, 2016


Caraga RCWC members to participate in Capability Building cum Strategic Planning

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, May 19 (PIA) – The focal persons of the Regional Committee for the Welfare of Children (RCWC) from the different government agencies will be participating in the Capability Building cum Strategic Planning on June 7-9, 2016 at the Hotel Tavern in Surigao City.

The highlight of the activity is to assess and evaluate RCWC performance including its roles and functions. It is aimed to identify issues and concerns encountered by the committee members that affect its performance.

It was also learned that the activity will culminate with the formulation of the Three-year Work and Financial Plan (WFP) that includes milestone activities that will strengthen the RCWC.

The RCWC is a convergence of various clusters and partners that respond to child protection issues before, during, and after emergencies; facilitate the development and coordination of child protections strategies and responses; and advocate for support and assistance with authorities and humanitarian actors as necessary, among others. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


RPOC to launch Caraga Roadmap for Peace in Butuan

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, May 19 (PIA) – The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga as the head secretariat will be launching the region’s Caraga Roadmap for Peace on May 24, 2016 at the Robinsons Place, this city.

According to DILG Caraga regional director Lilibeth Famacion, with the RPOC Caraga’s efforts in upholding peace and order in the region, the Caraga Roadmap for Peace was crafted with the active participation and support of the council members and partners.

“The roadmap, the first of its kind of document and Caraga as the first to come up with such, serves as the blueprint of the RPOC towards achievement of peace and development and fulfillment of human security in the region,” highlighted Famacion.

The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) plays a vital role in maintaining the peace and order situation in every region of the country. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


AgNor creates body to take actions during crisis, emergencies

By Nora C. Lanuza Molde

BUTUAN CITY, May 19 (PIA) – The provincial government of Agusan del Norte has created its Crisis Management Committee (CMC) during its recent Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting through PPOC Resolution No. 2016-03.

The CMC is a governing body of the province that will take decisive actions to resolve crisis or emergencies. It is primarily concerned with the formulation of crisis management policies, integration and orchestration of government and public efforts towards the control of crisis or incidents.

The CMC is chaired by governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba, co-chaired by vice governor Ramon AG Bungabong and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) provincial director will serve as the technical adviser, as need arises.

. Point persons were also identified to include:

·       Medical Services                             -           Dr. Elizabeth N. Campado;

·       Legal Services                                 -           Fiscal Cyril B. Viva;

·       Logistics                                           -           Atty. Ramie Duropan;

·       Community Relations                       -           Edgar Palarca;

·       Public Information/Dissemination     -           Nora C. Lanuza Molde;

·       Public Safety and Security               -           PSSupt Ronelo D Jaurigue;

                                                                 -             LTC Adonis Ariel G Orio;

                                                                 -             LTC Lynart D Castisimo;

                                                                 -             F/Insp Rey Antonio C Restauro;

·      Social Services                                 -           Daisybiel O. Demavivas.

The Provincial CMC shall function as follows:

1.    Establish procedures for producing timely direction and guidelines;

2.    Coordinate and implement responses to crisis in an integrated manner;

3.    Ensure that the perspective of government agencies and other stakeholders are integrated into the overall government responses;

4.    Provide and mobilize available resources through an established inter-agency resource sharing protocol;

5.    Coordinate inter-agency crisis management efforts;

6.    Ensure that operational demands during crisis are met and all actions are coordinated and complementary; and

7.    Establish accessible communication lines so that reliable and timely information are received and disseminated to appropriate offices or persons responsible.

During the first CMC meeting on May 5 held at the DILG Agusan del Norte conference room on May 5, officer-in-charge Ellen Vee P. Chua has reiterated the functions of the point persons.

“Each of us plays a very important function, role and responsibility in order to maintain a peaceful province and have a secure community. There should be a thorough coordination between and among the members of the CMC to achieve its very purpose of creation," Chua said. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


SurSur new NIA chief bares plan to seek more irrigation projects

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 19 (PIA) – The new chief of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) here has bared plan to seek more irrigation projects for the province.

Citing the lack of irrigation service facilities, Engr. Ferdinand Amon, Provincial Irrigation Management Office (PIMO) manager, said that he would try to push hard for more irrigation service expansion to cover the remaining irrigable areas in Surigao del Sur.

He was talking about 40 percent of the 26,778 hectares of potential irrigable farmlands yet to be covered by irrigation service.  

Amon noted that if the new dispensation would indeed be aiming to make good about food security program, then it had to put premium on constructing more irrigation projects for the agricultural sector.

The new NIA provincial chief, who just assumed post on April 5, 2016, replacing predecessor Engr. Salome Layasan, said that he would go doing the rounds province-wide to muster support from the farm sector just to push through with the proposal.

Engr. Amon explained that a significant issue such as this must have to undergo the process of passing the respective development councils especially from the municipal or city, provincial, and regional levels for the backing needed. (Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)