DENR Caraga to hold Youth Forum on Biodiversity & Protected Area Management
By Jennifer P. Gaitano
BUTUAN CITY, May 26 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga, in partnership with the National Youth Commission (NYC) and Regional Youth Advisory Council (RYAC) will be holding the one-day Youth Forum on Biodiversity and Protected Area Management on June 7, 2016 at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort, this city.
DENR Caraga regional director Nonito Tamayo bared that several youth organizations in the region are invited for this event.
NYC Northeastern Mindanao cluster head Evanesa Pasamba also encourages the RYAC member agencies to attend and support the said forum and be able to cascade the significant information from the forum to their respective agencies.
“The activity will be a very good venue for the council to enhance further their consciousness towards the conservation of the environment and natural resources and be able to strengthen the significant role of the youth as stakeholders in the promotion of the Protected Area Management Biodiversity Conservation geared towards environmental sustainability,” says Pasamba.
The DENR has been an active partner and member of RYAC Caraga.
For more information on the said activity, the DENR Caraga can be reached at telephone number: (085) 342-7856. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)
DepEd Caraga chooses SurSur as launch pad for Brigada Eskwela 2016
By Greg Tataro Jr.
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 26 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Office in Caraga has chosen this province as its launch pad for the Brigada Eskwela 2016 on May 30.
Set to take place at St. Christine National High School in Lianga town with the kick off ceremony at 8:00 a.m., Alex Mistula, DepEd Division Office Brigada Eskwela Coordinator here, indicated that the said public school got what it takes to host such a regional event being one of the schools to implement senior high school.
“As per Memorandum DepEd Order No. 35 po, Brigada Eskwela 2016, isa po sa mga requirements na pagdadaosan po ng kick off ceremony. . . is isang school implementing senior high school,” he explained in a mix of Filipino and English.
Earlier, Mistula assured in an exclusive interview that the DepEd Division Office in the province under Dr. Marilou Dedumo, schools division superintendent, together with the host school, would be all set for the big day.
“Kaya nga po pusposan na ang paghahanda ng host school, particularly po ‘yung school head natin, si Dominador Verano at saka ang Division Office,” he pointed out.
Also, Governor Johnny Pimentel included, all stakeholders were already notified and invited to take part as well during the ceremony to be spearheaded by no less than DepEd Caraga Regional Director Dr. May Eclar, it was learned.
Among the stakeholders that the Brigada Eskwela coordinator mentioned in particular were the army and police, saying however that their respective contingents had to come in “working clothes.”
Mindful that the upcoming week-long “May 30 to June 4, 2016” activity was getting closer, Mistula took the opportunity to call the attention of all concerned stakeholders and communities “to participate and contribute their time, effort and resources” in what was “also known as the National Schools Maintenance Week.”
With the theme “Tayo Para sa Paaralang Ligtas, Maayos at Handa Mula Kindergarten Hanggang Seniour High School,” the event coordinator himself expressed hope that Brigada Eskwela 2016 would be a success. (Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
FMR benefits coco planters in AgNor town
BUTUAN CITY, May 26 (PIA) - A newly paved Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in Brgy Poblacion, Carmen, Agusan del Norte constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Agusan del Norte District Engineering Office is now benefiting coconut planters; easing the transport of the crop and rendering additional income.
“Through the Kabayawa-Pintolocan FMR, coconut planters will be more encouraged to increase their production since they can already transport their products easily to any points of Agusan del Norte and even to other neighboring provinces,” said District Engineer Nicolas O. Alameda.
The improvements, consisting of road concreting with shoulders and line canal for the total length of 1.414 kilometers has an allocation of P15 million under the convergence with the Department of Agriculture 13.
It was completed on December 14, 2015, then recently, on May 5 this year it was turned-over to the local government of Carmen.
“The provision of FMR in this area is key to improve the economy of the province,” according to Municipal Mayor Ramon Calo, who expressed gratitude during the ceremonial turn-over of the newly-paved road.
“Although Carmen is the mango capital of Agusan del Norte, the municipality also contributes 6,936.77 metric ton to the 75,184.34 metric ton of coconut produced by the province,” he added.
Coconut is one of the major agricultural crops largely produced in the province, along with mango, rice, corn, banana and abaca. (DPWH/PIA-Caraga)