Tuesday, August 9, 2016


KBP members, volunteers plant 1,100 mangrove propagules in SurSur town

By Nida Grace Barcena-Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Aug. 9 (PIA) – Over 1,100 mangrove propagules were planted by volunteers in the Oplan Broadcastreeing activity held in Barangay Burgos, Cortes this province on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.

The members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) - Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur Chapter organized the said activity in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine Army (402nd Brigade, 36th Infantry Battalion and 16th Infantry Battalion), Philippine Information Agency-Surigao del Sur Information Center, other media practitioners of Surigao del Sur 1st District, Tri-media Association of Surigao del Sur and some members of Alpha Kappa Rho fraternity.

According to Sure FM Station Manager Judith Suarez, the simultaneous tree planting activity was also conducted in Mt. Diwata, San Francisco and Pinagalaan, Bayugan City, all in Agusan del Sur. While in Surigao del Sur, the activity was conducted in San Vicente, Bislig City and Barangay Burgos in Cortes town.

Both areas identified targeted to plant a minimum of 1,000 seedlings, Suarez added.

The Oplan Broadcastreeing is a KBP advocacy to preserve and save Mother Earth through planting trees conducted annually. (NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


AgNor barangays, agencies receive IT equipment

By Aimee B. Sienes

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) - In line with its computerization program, the provincial government of Agusan del Norte distributed a number of computer units to different barangays and recipient agencies of the province amounting to P2,255,070.

A total of 62 barangays and 12 agencies in the different municipalities and city received the custodianship of the Information Technology (IT) equipment that included Mahayahay Elementary School, Bangayan Elementary School and Kitcharao DepEd District, all of the municipality of Kitcharao; Soriano Elementary School, Puting Bato Elementary School, MTCC-Cabadbaran City and Provincial Highway Patrol Team, all of Cabadbaran City; Carmen Municipal Police Station in the municipality of Carmen; Nasipit National High School-Main and Triangulo Elementary School in the municipality of Nasipit; Jabonga Police Station in the municipality of Jabonga; and Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Tubay-Santiago in the municipality of Santiago.

To exercise proper accountability and responsibility of all government properties being issued by the province and in the proper safekeeping and utilization thereof as provided for in Sections 375 and 376 of Republic Act 7160 or the local government code of 1991, the province transferred the custodianship of IT equipment granted by the province to recipient local government units and other government agencies so that the said equipment shall be dropped from the records of the Provincial Accountant’s Office and properly used by the said recipients. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Surigao Norte guv wants full operationalization of Siargao Agri Trade Center

By John Glenn Platil

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Aug. 9 (PIA) – Governor Sol F. Matugas is now making rounds before the recent visit of Agriculture Sec. Manny Piñol, and she wants full operationalization of the Siargao Agri Trade Center in Dapa town.

She says that the keystone agenda of her administration is sufficient food production, which means that in her last term of office, she desires to leave a legacy of change right in the table.

In addition, she enjoins all the barangays and municipalities in the province to plant the correct legumes, fruits, vegetables and crops according to the accurate findings of soil engineers as to what particular seedling fits the locality.

Gov. Matugas also directs agriculturists to properly and efficiently man the center, which is a dream come true for the Surigaonons.

"This giant project is the queen of all projects. You must see to it that our plans and programs are felt directly by the grassroots community, translated to quick response and drastic actions," says Matugas.

Gov. Matugas seeks increased production so that the facility will be filled with home-grown products with excellent quality.

To top it all, the Siargao Agri Trade Center also features a cold storage with 15 tons capacity and chilling room with 10 tons capacity. (PGO-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Southwest Butuan launches Project CARAMEL

By Joy Carol A. Belarmino

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) - In response to the call of uplifting the quality education, Southwest Butuan District launched recently its flagship program the Creative Academic Reinforcement for Achievement and Management for Excellent Learning or known as project CARAMEL held here.

Project Caramel was conceived in response to the Department of Education’s vision of producing competent learners through creative ways of showcasing their potentialities and developing their academic skills. It sees the opportunities, importance and applications of continuous improvement activities and various reinforcement strategies to achieve and deliver the mission of creating a child- friendly, gender sensitive and nurturing schools, developing a motivating environment geared towards excellent performance. It considers as well that management of stakeholders as its prime ally to achieve lifelong and excellent learning.

The program was anchored on the Regional and Butuan City Division’s flagship program BRAVE which means Butuan’s Response to Academic Voyage for Excellence, designed to help address the pressing need to increase academic performance of pupils or students.

The said launching was graced by Schools Division Superintendent Arsenio T. Cornites Jr., CESO V, the newly elected first councilor of Butuan and Committee Chairman on Education Atty. Glenn Carampatana; and Raul Carampatana, Brgy. Captain of San Vicente, Butuan City, and attended by a hundred teachers of Southwest District coming from West Central Elemenatry School, Villa Kananga Elementary School, Maon Elementary School, San Vicente Elementary School, Mandacpan Elementary School, Bit-os Elementary School and San Roque Elementary School bringing with them their different banners on their school based flagship programs where the Project CARAMEL serves as the “pitcher project.” (DepEd Butuan City Division/PIA-Agusan del Norte)