6.13.2016

Monday, June 13, 2016



AgSur LGU sets week-long activities for 24th Naliyagan Festival

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, June 13 (PIA) – The provincial government here has lined-up activities for this year’s Naliyagan Festival celebration from June 14-17, 2016.

The grand opening was successfully held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 with a Thanksgiving Mass, opening program, Kalayaan Jobs Fair, Gov. Eddiebong Plaza Men’s Tennis Cup, and Naliyagan Cultural Show, among others.  

On day-2 (June 13), the provincial government will highlight the following activities: 5th Gov. Eddiebong Plaza Motocross Competition 2016 at D.O Plaza Government Center Grounds; Naliyagan Mano-A-Mano (Amateur) at Naliyagan Cultural Center Ground; Bai Naliyagan 2016 (Talent Showdown).

The 8th Naliyagan Bauto Race is one of the highlights on day-3 (June 14) along with the 2nd BMX Bridge Crossing Challenge, and Barangayan sa Naliyagan/Barangay Officials Night.

The 1st Gov. Eddiebong Plaza Fire-lympics will be held on the 4th day (June 15) along with other activities like the Naliyagan Agri-lympics, Agusan Delicacies Showcase, and Naliyagan Open Battle of the Bands.

On Day-5 (June 16), the activities that will be conducted are as follows: Naliyagan Street Dancing Competition (Progressive Dancing); and Bai Naliyagan (Pageant Night).

As culminating activity of said celebration, the provincial government will be holding the Tribute to Naliyagan 2016 Stakeholders and Tribute to Performing Agusanons. On this day, Gov. Adolph Edward “Eddiebong” Plaza will also deliver his State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the Naliyagan Cultural Center Main Stage in Patin-ay, this town.

Also, for the weeklong celebration, the following activities will also be conducted during night time: Naliyagan Acoustics featuring Davao Acoustics Band; Coca-Cola Taste the Feeling “Concert ng Bayan sa Naliyagan” featuring Daybreak Band and Marsh Band; Natures Spring Party Jam featuring Playsix Band; and SMB Ito ang Beer! “Rocklayan sa Naliyagan” featuring Re-versed Band. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Security in place for Naliyagan Festival, says Naliyagan Foundation prexy

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, June 13 (PIA) – “With the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Army, we have ensured peace and security for this year’s Naliyagan Festival from June 12-17, 2016.”

This was the statement of Dr. Manuel Murillo Rosaut Jr, provincial tourism council chair and president of Naliyagan Foundation in Agusan del Sur during the 49th Founding Anniversary of the province and grand opening of the 24th Naliyagan Festival on Sunday.

According to Agusan del Sur First District Representative Maria Valentina Plaza, the Naliyagan Festival serves as an opportunity for all of the Agusanons to work together, share common vision with the leaders and elders of the community. With this, she further stressed that the Agusanons can set goals and objectives together that would lead towards progress, growth and increase the competitiveness of the community in today's national and world settings.

“I am inviting our Caraganon people to come visit Agusan del Sur and witness and participate in the lined-up activities for our Naliyagan Festival. Security plan by our local authorities are strictly implemented to ensure safety of our people and guests,” stressed Cong. Plaza.

Second District Representative Evelyn Mellana also expressed her hopes that Agusanons will be motivated to deepen the community bonds needed in pushing Agusan del Sur further onto the road of progress.

Meanwhile, on behalf of provincial governor Adolph Edward Plaza, vice governor Santiago Cane, Jr. said that the local government remains steadfast in pursuing progress and improvement of system, and to continue moving forward through unified efforts. He also encouraged all Agusanons to actively pariticipate in the lined-up activities from June 12-17, 2016.

The word “Naliyagan” means the chosen one, the most loved one. The Naliyagan Festival is dedicated to the natives of Agusan del Sur, as the Provincial Government’s Tribute for their unfaltering support and loyalty while on the part of the natives, the day for them means to show-off their beautiful cultural heritage thru songs and dances, their best products and best players of the different ethnic games like rowing contest, marathon contest, hunting contest, hunting contest, spear throwing, cock derby, beauty pageant for the search for Bae Naliyagan as Miss Agusan del Sur, and to showcase their novelty products which they intricately handmade as their cottage industry.

The Naliyagan theme "Productivity and Unity in Diversity" is focused on productivity of people in terms of agriculture which will in turn eradicate, if not, to improve the state of poverty in the province. (JPG/VLG, PIA-Caraga)


Caraganons celebrate 118th Philippine Independence Day

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, June 13 (PIA) – Caraganons successfully celebrated the 118th Philippine Independence Day on Sunday in the different provinces of the region.

In the province of Agusan del Norte, the provincial government celebrated it thru a flag raising at the provincial capitol grounds headed by its governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba with the provincial employees and officials.

Employees of government agencies, representatives from private sector, academe, media, and local officials also gathered at 6:00 a.m. at the Guingona Park, Butuan City to celebrate Independence Day. The Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) personnel and officials led the flag raising ceremony. Short program and cultural performances were also witnessed by the Butuanons.

In the province of Agusan del Sur, said celebration started with a thanksgiving mass and followed with the wreath-laying activity at Dr. Jose Rizal’s monument at the Naliyagan Cultural Center in Patin-ay, Prosperidad. 401st Brigade Commander Col. Cristobal Zaragoza then led the 21 gun salute with the presence of local officials.

With fervent prayers to sustain the progress and in seeking for lasting peace and security of the province of Agusan del Sur, an ecumenical prayer among religious leaders was also offered during Independence Day program.

In Surigao City, local officials, employees of local government unit and regional offices, students and partner stakeholders convened at the city hall compound for the flag raising ceremony and short program. Vice Mayor Danilo Menor encouraged everyone to continue “the legacy of freedom that our heroes have fought for us century ago.”

In Tandag City, a holy mass was conducted early morning in San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral as part of the 118th Independence Day celebration followed by a motorcade throughout the major city streets. Other highlights include, a ceremonial flag raising and symbolic release of balloons in front of the Department of Education (DepEd) Tandag City Division Office.

The Independence Day celebration was also in time with big celebrations in Caraga region. It was also the grand opening of Sadow Festival in Agusan del Norte as part of its 49th Founding Anniversary; Naliyagan Festival in Agusan del Sur as part of its 49th Founding Anniversary; and 54th Araw ng San Miguel in Surigao del Sur.

Independence Day is an annual national holiday in the Philippines observed on June 12, commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. Since 1962, it has been the country's National Day.

This year’s 118th Philippine Independence Day is anchored on the theme "Kalayaan 2016 Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan at Pagsulong. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


SurSur commemorates 118th Philippine Independence Day

By Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, June 13 (PIA) - The entire province of Surigao del Sur joined in the commemoration of the 118th Independence Day on Sunday, June 12. This year's activity carries the theme “Kalayaan 2016: Pagkakaisa, Pagambag at Pagsulong.”

Led by the Department of Education (DepEd) Tandag City Division in partnership with the city government of Tandag, the celebration was split into four parts: the holy mass; motorcade for public awareness; ceremonial flag raising & symbolic release of balloons; and the programme proper held at the city gymnasium.

DepEd Tandag City Division Supt. Dr. Gregoria Su narrated the story and background of the independence declaration.

According to Su, the grand occasion was highlighted with the playing of the Philippine National Anthem for the first time, the unveiling of the national flag and the reading of the proclamation of independence at the ancestral home of General Emilio Aguinaldo in Cavite, 118 years ago. “The Philippine National Anthem embodies the struggles of the Filipino people in search for freedom," Su said.

Meanwhile, a similar activity was also conducted in Bislig City, municipalities of Bayabas, Cantilan and San Miguel. (NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


PRO 13 gears up for opening of school classes

By SPO1 Zena Menioria Panaligan

BUTUAN CITY, June 13 (PIA) - The Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 is stepping up its security operations for the opening of classes with the deployment of police personnel in both public and private schools in the region.

It was learned that PRO 13 has deployed police personnel from 77 police stations including police trainees to 1,478 public schools and private learning institutions to secure the students in today’s first day of school.

PRO 13 officials have also coordinated with the local government units and school officials to discuss security measures and further strengthen the fight against all forms of criminality.

Meanwhile, PRO 13 has already activated its emergency hotlines and help desks to respond to the needs and queries of the public during the school opening.

They may call any of the following hotline numbers: Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office (PPO) - 09173050048; Agusan del Sur Police Provincial Office - 09985785365; Surigao del Norte PPO - 09462227767; Surigao del Sur PPO - 09999914736; Dinagat Island PPO - 09399072043; Butuan City Police Office - 09082321536; and Police Regional Office 13 - 09084544548/815-2376. (PRO-13/PIA-Caraga)


DTI releases new SRP

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, June 13 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Consumer Protection Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) under the Consumer Protection Group has released two Suggested Retail Prices (SRPs) guides for basic necessities and prime commodities and for school supplies as of April 19, 2016 and May 17, 2016, respectively.

The Suggested Retail Price (SRP) is the selling price suggested by the manufacturer of a product.

Small and Large business can sell merchandise at prices below the SRP, but selling at higher price is prohibited.The intention of SRP is to help standardized prices among locations.

The DTI price monitoring Activity which is conducted monthly to major retail establishments is one way of ensuring that retailers if products listed in SRPs shall follow the guides in their pricing. Hence, they are always provided with updated SRPs regularly.

Consumer interested to know more about Suggested Retail Prices (SRP’s) and other consumer related concerns are encouraged to visit the DTI’s website at www.dti.gov.ph or contact us at the DTI-Surigao del Norte Provincial Office located at the 2nd Floor, Simtoco Business Center, Burgos Street, Surigao City with telephone numbers (086)-826-6129/826-2373. (DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigaoi del Norte)


P1M for AgNor barangay relocation site OK'd

By Aimee B. Sienes

BUTUAN CITY, June 13 (PIA) - The provincial government of Agusan del Norte is set to purchase a parcel of an agricultural land in Barangay Cahayagan, Carmen, Agusan del Norte with an area of 10,369 square meters amounting to P1,000,000.00 for the relocation site of said barangay.

Barangay Cahayagan has not enough funds for the purchase of the said relocation sight, thus, the Barangay Council headed by Punong Barangay Isagani A. Pajardo requested for financial assistance from the province. As part of the priority programs of the provincial government, the province addressed the needs of the said barangay for the improvement of the barangay and the lives of the constituents.

The Provincial Appraisal Committee already appraised the market value of the property and considering that the price is fair and reasonable, which is lower than the actual sale value in the locality, the province agreed to finalize the sale.

To immediately acquire the said relocation site, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Norte recently authorized Provincial Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba to sign the Deed of Absolute Sale in behalf of the province with the owner of the said land Mr. Alberto Villahermosa through Sanggunian Resolution No. 088-2016, authored by Vice Governor Ramon AG. Bungabong. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)