5.17.2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


OCD Caraga conducts 15-day medical first responder course in AgSur



By April Rose Anne Y. Sanchez



PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, May 17 (PIA) – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga is conducting the 15-day Medical First Responder (MFR) Course for 23 selected local responders in the region from May 15–28, 2016 at the Agusan del Sur Provincial Learning Center in Prosperidad, this province. These local responders are from Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) councils and non-government organizations (NGO).

The course which covers 23 lessons aims to capacitate the local responders who will become Accredited Disaster Community Disaster Volunteers (ACDVs) in the region. It is also to provide the participants the exact knowledge and skills needed in rendering aid on site to sick or injured persons. Further, it trains the participants on how to stabilize patient’s condition and transport the patient to a medical facility.

The 15-day course involves lecture presentation, interactive-lecture group discussion and exercises, individual practical exercises and examination. Activities of the course are graded and serve as bases for either failure or completion of participants.

“This is a 15-day very stressful course that requires medical and physical fitness clearances of participants,” stressed Dir. Manuel Luis M. Ochotorena, OCD Caraga Regional Director and RDRRMC Chairperson. (OCD Caraga/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


DOT Caraga releases accredited tourism-related establishments in Siargao Island



SIARGAO ISLAND, Surigao del Norte, May 17 (PIA) – The office of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Caraga region has released the list of accredited tourism–related establishments (TREs) in the province as of April 2016.

Most of these establishments are located in Siargao Island which include Dedon Island Siargao Resort; Isla Cabana Resort; Nermit Surf Resort Siargao; Siargao Blue Resort and Spa; Cherinicole Beach Resort; Esther’s Kitchen at Coffee Shop Restaurant; and Island Vacation Travel and Tours.

Establishments wherein the accreditation is still on process are Jafe Resort; Romantic Beach Villas Resort; Eddie’s Beach Resort; Reef Beach Houses Resort; Point 303 Beach Resort; and Ocean 101 Beach Resort.

Governor Sol F. Matugas has encouraged tourism – related establishments to apply for accreditation with the DOT.

She is glad that the number of accredited establishments has increased which means that there are now more establishments compliant to tourism standard.

“This will make province more competitive as a tourist destination in this part of the region,” Matugas said. (Provincial Tourism and Culture Office-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)