(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Friday, October 28, 2016

PSWDO AgSur bares activities in November

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Oct. 28 (PIA) – The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) of this province bared several activities in November 2016, wherein different sectors will be participating.

According to PSWDO Razel Montemor, they will lead this year’s celebration of National Children’s Month. “We will host one convocation with the children to bond with them together with their parents and teachers,” she said.

On November 19-20, 2016, the PSWDO together with the National Youth Commission (NYC), Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), and Department of Education (DepEd) will be holding the Children’s Congress here with various activities to be participated by partner agencies and stakeholders.

“Said celebration is pursuant to Republic Act 10661 or An Act declaring November of Every Year as National Children’s Month," disclosed Montemor.

Montemor added that on November 21, 2016, the Children’s Day of Governance /Administration will conducted.

“We are also preparing several activities in line with the upcoming 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) set on November 25 to December 12, 2016,” Montemor cited. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

13 Caraga LGUs get DILG Seal of Good Local Governance

By Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 28 (PIA) - Thirteen (13) local government units (LGUs) in Caraga Region are awardees of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), a program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), which is conferred to deserving LGUs portraying integrity in providing better performance and service based on criteria gauging local government performance.

The awardees for the Province category are: 1) Province of Dinagat Islands and 2) Province of Surigao del Norte; City category: 3) Bislig City and 4) Tandag City; Municipal category: 5) Hinatuan, 6) Lanuza, 7) Loreto (Dinagat Islands), 8) Trento, 9) Carmen (Agusan del Norte), 10) Claver, 11) Del Carmen, 12) Mainit and 13) Malimono.

The national conferment ceremony for LGUs that have passed the test of good local governance was held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila. The awarding is just in time with the culmination activity of the month-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Local Government Code (LGC) of 1991 with the theme: “LGC @ 25: Pagsulong, Progreso, Pagbabago.”

As the code reaches its 25th year of implementation, the DILG celebrates the journey of local governance and builds on its recent progress to guide and transform LGUs as able instruments of good governance in shifting towards federalism.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael ‘Mike’ D. Sueno said this year’s celebration is a ‘huge milestone,’ as it celebrates significant breakthroughs and exemplary performance in the 25-year journey of local governance.

In the country, there are 306 LGUs that will receive the seal. The SGLG awardees will receive an incentive fund called Performance Challenge Fund which they can use for the implementation of local development projects. (DILG 13/PIA-Caraga)

DTI eyes GRDP growth in Caraga by 2021

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Oct. 28 (PIA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is targeting to increase the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) in Caraga Region in the next five years.

Brielgo Pagaran, DTI Caraga regional director, said the economic development goal is part of the department’s major thrust dubbed as “DTI-Caraga 2021.”

Pagaran said much effort has to be done considering that Caraga Region is not even half-way as of the present in the GRDP with only 91 percent gain against the supposed to be 200 percent target.

According to Pagaran, Caraga Region has 31.9 percent poverty incidence while poverty threshold family income is supposed to be P18,000 per month.

“We have so many potential areas in order to increase our GRDP. In agriculture alone, we are just harvesting less than 100 cavans of rice per hectare while other regions in Luzon are already harvesting more than 200 cavans per hectare and are targeting to increase their yield to 300 cavans per hectare thru further study and research,” Pagaran said.

In her presentation, DTI Agusan del Sur chief Brenda Corvera said there are priority programs and projects that DTI is pushing. These programs and projects include: Fueling Consumer Empowerment thru Consumer Welfare Activities.

These activities will cover handling consumers complaints, organizing a network of consumer welfare desk officer, organizing local price coordinating councils, timbangan ng bayan,  reating an enabling Negosyo Center and Business Permit and Licensing System Streamlining and many others.

Presently, there are already 2,745 clients that were assisted by the negosyo center in Talacogon and San Francisco while 687 new and renewal business licences were processed also in Talacogon, San Francisco and the provincial hub.

“When I arrived here in Agusan del Sur few months ago as my new assignment, I invited myself in one of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan sessions and presented our programs and projects so that we can align them with the provincial government’s programs and projects. I am very thankful that the committee on trade and industry gladly acknowledged our programs and so we can expect full and harmonious cooperation,” Corvera said.

DTI also forged partnership with the local media in Agusan del Sur for better understanding of DTI’s programs and wider information dissemination to the public to realize the increase of the GRDP by 2021. (PPIO-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

OWWA sets PESO confab in Surigao Norte

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 28 (PIA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is set to hold a Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO) conference on November 14, 2016 at Claver, Surigao del Norte.

According to Bepu Brylle Bangcoyo, Family Welfare officer of OWWA-Surigao del Norte, all PES officers will be attending the said activity.

“Aside from discussing the updates of OWWA’s programs and services, PES officers will also be discussing the updates on the programs of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration," said Bangcoyo.

Also, during the forum, the problem on illegal recruitment and issues on the undocumented OFWs will also be tackled by the National Reintegration Center for OFWs, Bangcoyo added. (OWWA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: DOST 13 milusad sa ilang mga proyekto sa Surigao Norte

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Okt. 28 (PIA) – Ang buhatan sa Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga milusad sa ilang mga proyekto sa probinsya niadtong Oktubre 24, 2016 didto sa Provincial Community Training Center, Bad-as, Placer.

Ang maong paglusad ug turn-over sa mga proyekto gipangunahan mismo ni DOST secretary Fortunato T. Dela PeΓ±a uban nila bise gobernador Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr, board member Melva Garcia, mga hepe sa kapitolyo, ug mga opisyales sa buhatan sa National Economic and Development Authority, DOST ug Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Lakip sa mga proyekto nga gilusad sa DOST mao ang Eco-Friendly Septic System (ECOSEP) alang sa isla sa Siargao, Local Government Unit Information Dissemination System (LGUIDS) alang sa disaster risk reduction intervention sa DOST ug ang Science and Technology Research –Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station (STARBOOKS) nga magamit sa mga estudyante sa ilang mga research hilabi na kay magamit gihapon kini bisan ug dili konektado sa internet.

Sa iyang mensahe si bise gobernador Egay uban ang mga hepe sa probinsya nagpasamat og dako sa mga proyekto nga gilunsad ug mga ekwipo nga magamit alang sa pagdugang sa mga kursong itudlo sa TESDA.

Matud pa sa bise gobernador nagpasalamat ang probinsya sa DOST sa ilang pagtabang alang sa paglambo sa mga katawhan.

Sa iyang bahin, gibutyag ni Sec. Dela PeΓ±a nga andam muhatag og pundo ang DOST sa mga research nga pagahimoon sa mga kolehiyo sulod sa Caraga.

Misaad usab siya nga ilang hatagan og dakong pagtagad ang mga estudyante nga gikan sa mga probinsya aron mahatagan og scholarship sa kolehiyo, masteral o doctorate. (PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)