Monday, June 6, 2016



Pres. Aquino signs law creating multi-species marine breeding stations in Surigao Norte

By John Glenn Platil

SIARGAO ISLAND, Surigao del Norte, June 6 (PIA) - President Benigno Aquino III has signed Republic Act (R.A.) 10825 establishing multi-species marine hatcheries in Surigao City and the municipality of Del Carmen, this province.

Said hatcheries shall be established under the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Funding shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act wherein the local government unit concerned shall set aside funds from any available local revenue to fund their management and operation.

Rules and regulations shall also be issued for supervision and monitoring by the DA Secretary. (PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


DTI Dinagat Islands holds BMBE orientation

By Jasmin A. Dano

DINAGAT ISLANDS, June 6 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Dinagat Islands conducted recently the Barangay Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE) orientation to all the municipal treasurers of the different municipalities of the province held at the Negosyo Center in San Jose town.

The orientation was facilitated by DTI Dinagat Islands officer-in-charge Arnold D. Faelnar together with the representatives from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

The BMBEs Act of 2002 encourages the formation and growth of barangay micro business enterprises by granting them incentives and other benefits.

Previously, the processing of BMBE registration was assigned to the Municipal Local Government Units (MLGUs) through the Municipal Treasurer’s Office but recently said authority was transferred to the DTI by virtue of R.A. 10644 otherwise known as the “Go Negosyo Act.”

The orientation tackled the rationale of the program, its legal basis and related statutes, as well as matters such as the eligibility requirements and incentives of BMBE registered micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Issues and concern on its implementation were also discussed during the one-day activity. (DTI-Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)


14 Caraga PNP units bag silver award

By PO2 Ryan C Cagula

BUTUAN CITY, June 6 (PIA) - Eleven (11) police stations and three maneuver units of Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 on Monday received Silver Eagle Award during the Performance Governance System (PGS) Conferment and Awarding Ceremony here.

Among the awardees were: the Provincial Public Safety Company, and police stations of Bunawan, San Francisco, Esperanza and Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur; City Public Safety Company, Police Station 3, and Police Station 4 of Butuan City; Public Safety Company and 3rd Company of the Regional Public Safety Battalion 13; and police stations of Bislig City, Tagbina, Lanuza, and Marihatag in Surigao del Sur.

Silver Eagle is the second highest award given to any PNP unit that garnered an average score of 90% to 94.99% during any of the four stages of the PGS.

Judge Emmanuel Escatron, chairperson of PNP Caraga Regional Advisory Council and the guest of honor and speaker, commended the police force for doing the jobs with “excellence” and for providing quality services to the community.

Respective Advisory Council members of the police stations and maneuver units attended the conferment and awarding ceremony.

Compliant status was conferred to all PNP units in Caraga after passing the requirements during the 2nd stage (Compliance Stage) of PGS last January to March 2016.

Meanwhile, PRO 13 is preparing for the upcoming third stage of PGS-the Proficiency Stage. (PNP-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)