7.10.2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

DTI Surigao Norte releases SRP anew

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, July 8 (PIA) - A new suggested retail price (SRP) has been released by the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) under the Consumer Protection Group of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as of June this year.

This is the third time this year that CPAB made such releases.

According to DTI Surigao del Norte Provincial Director Celestino L. Negapatan, the suggested retail price is the selling price suggested by the manufacturer of a product.

He said that the intention of the SRP is to help standardize prices among locations, so all major retail establishments are directed to set their selling prices within the SRP levels.

Negapatan added that the DTI price monitoring activity, which is conducted monthly to major retail establishments is one way of ensuring that retailers of products listed in SRPs will follow the guide in their pricing.

“We provided all major retail establishments with updated SRPs regularly, so there is no excuse for them to overprice their products," said Negapatan.

For more information about Suggested Retail Price (SRP) and other consumer related concerns just visit the DTI’s website at www.dti.gov.ph or the DTI Provincial Office located at the 2nd Floor, Simtoco Business Center, Burgos Street, Surigao City with telephone number (086) 826-6129/826-2373. (SDR, PIA-Surigao del Norte)


DSWD Caraga encourages public participation for ‘One Million Lapis’ campaign project

By Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, July 8 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as the lead agency of the Regional Committee for the Welfare of Children (RCWC) is encouraging the public to take involvement in the advocacy project of the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) entitled “One Million Lapis.”

The council is aiming to collect 1,000,000 pieces of pencils to be given to underprivileged pupils in elementary schools of 4th and 6th class municipalities and to set a Guinness Book of Record for the longest line of ‘lapis’.

“The campaign project was launched in November 2015 during the Zumbata kick-off of the 2015 National Children’s Month. The campaign runs from March until October of this year,” said DSWD-13 regional director Minda Brigoli.

She also encouraged the members of the RCWC Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Filipino Family (RIAC-FF) to participate in the said advocacy.

“Therefore, may we request the respective offices to install improvised drop boxes for the pencils. The ‘lapis’ drop boxes will be collected every two months by the DSWD and will closely coordinate with CWC,” bared Brigoli.

The Regional Committee for the Welfare of Children is the regional arm of the CWC, the focal government inter-agency body mandated to formulate policies and plans, monitor the implementation and enforcement of laws to protect and promote children’s rights by virtue of Presidential Decree 603, otherwise known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)


Drug courier surrenders to media

By Eugenio “Jun” Lira, Jr.

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Jul. 8 (PIA) - A drug courier who acted as middleman for the supply of “shabu” to an island town in Siargao Island surrendered on Thursday to members of the local media.

Edgar “Loloy” Dulpina, a licensed security guard and sari-sari store owner, called it quits and personally surrendered to anchorman Nestor Guballa of DxSJ-FM and anchorman Rey Suravasquez of JoyFM who then turned him over to Surigao City Chief of Police PSupt Noel Silvosa, thru PSI Tessiel Moleta, chief of Police and Community Relations, at about 1:30 p.m.

Guballa and Suravasquez, both members of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-Surigao City Chapter, said Dulpina, a resident of Nueva Extension, this city, used to deliver an undetermined volume of “shabu” contained in packages to a certain “Luspe” in the town of San Isidro, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte.

They said the illegal substance was supplied to Edgar “Loloy” Dulpina by a drug lord identified as a certain Ebong Paular known as the drug source of Totong Dulpina, a big-time pusher and elder brother of Loloy. Paular and Totong Dulpina are currently detained at the BJMP City Jail on drug charges, it was learned.

PSupt. Silvosa lauded Guballa and Suravasquez for helping the PNP in its anti-illegal drugs campaign saying it was inspiring to know that members of the press were also concerned for “change” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.

PSI Moleta also thanked the two radiomen for serving as bridges to woo drug personalities into turning a new leaf in their lives to become law-abiding and productive citizens of the community.  (FEA/PPA-Surigao/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Education caravan sa probinsya nagpadayon

By Mary Jul Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Hulyo 8 (PIA) – Education caravan sa probinsya nagpadayon nga gipahigayon sa nagkalain-laing tulunghaan sakop ning probinsya ug syudad.

Niadtong adlawng Martes, Hulyo 5, 2016 ang education caravan gipahigayon didto sa pito ka mga tulunghaan sakop sa syudad sa pagpangulo ni Gobernador Sol F. Matugas kauban si Bise Gobernador Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr, ug mga board members sa distrito uno ug distrito dos sa lalawigan.

Ang pito ka mga tulunghaan ang gibisitahan sa gobernador mao ang Canlanipa Central Elementary School (CCES), Mariano Espina Memorial Central Elementary School (MEMCES), Surigao City Pilot School (SCPS), Surigao City Central Elementary School (SUCCES), CV Diez Central Elementary School ug ang Surigao West Central Elementary School (SWECES).

Atol sa maong kalihukan gipahigayon ang pag pang-apod-apod sa mga backpacks nga adunay sulod nga mga health kits ug mga libro.

Ang maong programa gipahigayon pinaagi sa pakigtambayayong sa THPAL, Nickel Asia Corporation ug Taganito Mining Corporation nga maoy naghatag ug pundo alang sa maong mga backpacks.


Sa iyang mensahe gipaabot sa gobernador nga gusto gyud niya nga mahatagan og prioridad ang mga kabataan nga mahatagan sila ug sakto ug kalidad nga edukasyon kay sila man ang gitawag nga Bag ong Surigao ang ugma sa lalawigan. (PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)