Thursday, October 20, 2016


DILG Caraga celebrates 25th anniv of LG Code of 1991

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga is spearheading the 25th anniversary celebration of the Local Government Code of 1991 on October 24, 2016.

According to DILG Caraga regional director Lilibeth Famacion, said celebration will be highlighted with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the creation of Caraga Consortium on Good Governance (CCGG), a lecture on Federalism, and the launching of MASAMASID Program or "Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Anomalya at Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Iligal na Droga."

Based on the Philippine Constitution, the local government units "shall enjoy local autonomy," and in which the Philippine president exercises "general supervision." Congress enacted the Local Government Code of the Philippines in 1991 to "provide for a more responsive and accountable local government structure instituted through a system of decentralization with effective mechanisms of recall, initiative, and referendum, allocate among the different local government units their powers, responsibilities, and resources, and provide for the qualifications, election, appointment and removal, term, salaries, powers and functions and duties of local officials, and all other matters relating to the organization and operation of local units." (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


DTI bares big events in November

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) - In time with the grand opening of the Negosyo, Konsyumer at Iba Pa (NKAtbp) in Caraga on November 7, 2016, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will also be conducting several big events within the month.

According to DTI-Caraga regional director Brielgo Pagaran, on November 7, different stakeholders will be attending the Convergence Night at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort, this city.

“Caraganons are also invited to witness and support the DTI Services Exhibit and Trade Fair on November 7-8, 2016 at the Robinsons Place Atrium and the Diskwento Caravan on the same dates at the City Hall lobby in Barangay Doongan," said Pagaran.

Pagaran added that DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez and USec. Zenaida Cuizon-Maglaya will be the guest speakers on November 7. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Grand opening of 'Negosyo, Konsyumer at Iba Pa' set in Butuan

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Caraga is all set for the grand opening of the Negosyo, Konsyumer At Iba Pa (NKAtbp) on November 7, 2016 at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort, this city.

NKAtbp is a four-day even which will run from November 7-10, 2016.

“It is in line with the agency’s agenda of 'Trabaho at Negosyo' and its mantra of 'Serbisyong Higit Pa sa Inaasahan' (Services beyond Expected), which intends to bring DTI closer to its clientele through a showcase of all its services,” disclosed DTI-Caraga regional director Brielgo Pagaran.

He added that different seminars and trainings (free of charge) organized by DTI Caraga in cooperation with its support bureaus and offices and other stakeholders in the region will also be offered during the event.

After their messages, DTI Sec. Ramon M. Lopezand USec. Zenaida Cuizon-Maglaya will lead the recognition and awarding of Consumer Organizations, Diskwento Caravan Partners, Bagwis Awards (Bagwis@10), and DTI partners, among others.

Also, Brigadier General Charito Plaza, director general of Philippine Economic Zone Authority, will deliver her message. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


DAR AgNor strengthens farmer-group thru cooperative management and governance workshop

By Gil E. Miranda

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Agusan del Norte conducted a two-day training on Cooperative Management and Governance held at Cabadbaran City on October 6 - 7, 2016.

At least 30 participants mostly Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) consisting of cooperative officers, operational staff and some members of Avancena Beneficiaries Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ABFMPC) in Brgy. Sanghan, Cabadbaran City attended the said seminar.

The activity aimed to strengthen ABFMPC to become a strong and stable cooperative to cope with challenges in order to contribute economic advancement and social opportunities. 

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Andre B. Atega, CESO V, said the training is an important factor to capacitate the farmer-beneficiaries through their organization in maximizing the support services provided by DAR.

Participant actively participated in the proceedings as they gained cooperative principles and practices of their respective organization.

They also shared their common experiences and presented the output as they play an integral role in meeting their proposed goals.

The two-day activity worked with an experienced speakers from Resource Development Experience (RDE) Consultancy headed by Executive Director Roger O. Fabe.

The activity was part of the DAR and Cooperative Development Authority partnership program on strengthening and capacity building of the Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs). (DAR-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


NBI satellite office in AgSur formally inaugurated

By Renato Bashir Ilupa

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Oct. 20 (PIA) – A satellite office of the National Bureau Investigation (NBI) has been formally inaugurated recently at the Provincial Capitol, Gov. D.O. Plaza Government Center here.

NBI Caraga director lawyer Dante Gierran thanked Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza for giving NBI a space for its office at the Provincial Capitol. He said that someday he will turn this newly inaugurated office into a regular NBI District Office which will function like a regional office.

Gov. Plaza also promised the NBI director that he will extend his support to the bureau. The Governor made efforts for the establishment of the said NBI satellite office so that the people of the province and nearby towns in Surigao del Sur need not go to Butuan City and spend a lot of time and money just to secure an NBI clearance.

Meanwhile, it was also learned that the provincial government is working for the establishment of an extension office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the province as well as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Philippine Statistics Office in the near future.

The governor further revealed that he intends to pursue the dreams of his late father, Gov. Democrito O. Plaza to have all these offices in one location - that is at the Gov. D.O. Plaza Government Center thereby bringing the government closer to the people. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)