LCAT-VAWC Summit set in Butuan City
By Jennifer P. Gaitano
BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 8 (PIA) – The Regional Inter-Agency Council against Violence against Women and their Children (RIACAT-VAWC) is set to hold the LCAT-VAWC Summit with the theme “One Humanity, Shared Responsibility: Unifying Local Government Units to intensify our Campaign against Modern-day Slavery” on November 17-18, 2016 at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort, this city.
The LCAT-VAWC Summit is aimed to achieve the following objectives: 1) address and discuss issues and concerns of the local government units in combating modern-day slavery; 2) discuss and update the stakeholders on the pressing social problem; 3) mainstream innovations and install child protection mechanism to deter all forms of slavery at the community; 4) strengthen the 4Ps (Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership) of each local government unit to end modern-day slavery by coming up with a recommendation and action plan; and 5) launch the Search for JPIC-IDC’s Violence-Free Society Award 2017.
It was also learned that President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to grace the two-day activity and will deliver his keynote speech. Sec. Judy Taguiwalo of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Sec. Ismael Sueno of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will also share their messages.
The local chief executives and other local officials in the region will also be participating in the event. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)
AgSur farmers receive their long-awaited land title
By Cpt. Jeffrey Batistiana
TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur, Nov. 8 (PIA) – Farmer beneficiaries from the different barangays of the municipality of San Luis, this province received on Monday their Certificates of Landownership Award (CLOA) during a ceremonial program at the municipal grounds.
A total of 1,389 farmers from the different barangays of San Luis benefited the CLOA through the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), which was duly represented by June Navarro, the Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer.
Through the convergence of effort of the local government unit headed by Mayor Ronaldo Corvera and the provincial government of Agusan del Sur under Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza, the issue of land tenure of farmers which was unearthed by the 26th Infantry Battalion troopers during their Bayanihan Team Activities (BTA) in the different Barangays of San Luis were realized.
The BTA program conducted in the said municipality is an effort of the 26th Infantry Battalion under the 401st Infantry Brigade wherein soldiers are immersed in the different barangays to conduct peace and development programs. Soldiers conduct needs assessment to the people in order to determine the issues that needed to be addressed. Issues that are determined are then forwarded to the LGU or agencies concerned for possible interventions or projects and programs that can directly address the issue.
Under its whole of nation approach, standing issues in the community especially to the local farmers are addressed through the facilitation of the government troops immersed in the barangays conducting Bayanihan activities thereby establishing link from the community to the government agencies.
Winning the peace entails the participation of the different stakeholders such as the case exemplified in the municipality of San Luis and the farmer beneficiaries of the land titles have profited with this convergence of efforts. (JPG/26IB CMO/PIA-Agusan del Sur)
PDI town intensifies anti-rabies campaign
By Teodoro L. Alipayo
CAGDIANAO, Dinagat Islands, Nov. 8 (PIA) – The local government unit of Cagdianao in the Province of Dinagat Islands (PDI) in cooperation with the Provincial Veterinary Office (PHO) and Municipal Health Office conducted a Rabies Free Dinagat Inter-Agency Advocacy on November 7, 2016 held at the Municipal Function Hall, here.
The one-day advocacy aims to intensify the anti-rabies information and education and tackling issues and concerns about Republic Act 9482 also known as Anti Rabies Act of 2007 and also the Municipal Anti Rabies Ordinance and its implementation.
The activity was attended by PHO representatives led by Dr. Aimee Antonio-Jimeno, Provincial Veterinary Office Dr. Niel P. Rosillo, Gretchen Jazon of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, municipal health office representative Dr. Ma. Teresa V. Borlasa, and barangay captains and sangguniang bayan members from 14 barangays of the municipality. (MIO-Cagdianao/PIA-Dinagat Islands)
Cebuano News: Surigao Norte convergence Monday morning sharing malampuson nga gipahigayon
Ni Mary Jul Escalante
DAKBAYAN SA SURIGAO, Surigao del Norte, Nob. 8 (PIA) - Gipasigarbo ni Gobernador Sol F. Matugas atol sa gihimong Convergence Monday Morning Sharing (MMS) ug Convergence meeting kagahapon nga adlaw, Nobyembre 7, 2016 ang nadawat nga pasidungog sa probinsya nga mao ang Seal of Good Local Governance gikan sa Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Nakadawat usab sa maong pasidungog ang probinsya sa Dinagat Islands ug upat usab ka munisipyo sa probinsya ang nakadawat sa susamang pasidungog lakip niini ang mga munisipyo sa Claver, Mainit, Malimono ug Del Carmen.
Nagpasalamat og dako si Gobernador Matugas sa tanang mga hepe sa nagkalain-laing departemento sa probinsya ug empleyado sa ilang dakong tabang nga nahatag sa pagkab-ot sa maong pasidungog.
Matud pa sa gobernador dili siya kapuyon sa pagserbisyo ug pagtabang sa katawhan alang sa kalambuan sa tibook probinsya.
Atol sa maong kalihukan gipahigayon usab ang HEALS Plus Convergence Meeting kun diin gihisgutan ang mga ubay-ubay nga mga poyektong ipahigayon subay sa tumong ug tinguha sa programa sa HEALS Plus Program.
Ang buhatan sa Provincial Agriculture Office mihisgot sa ilang umaabot nga mga programa sa natad sa pagkaon nga gitawag “Pagkaon nan Surigaonon Program” diin gibutayag ni Provincial Agriculturist OIC Rebecca Bagnol ang mga plano sa pagpadugang sa produksyon sa pagkaon sa tagsa-tagsa ka lungsod sa probinsya.
Samtang gipasabot usab ni Provincial Economic and Entrepreneurs Development Management Office (PEEDMO) officer-in-charge Graciela Mante ang kalambuan sa ilang proyekto nga gitawag “Brgy. Economic Empowerment Program” (BEEP) ug ang gikatakdang ipahigayon nga "Jari na Kami: Pagtambayayong nan mga Kabatan-onan para sa Karadjawan nan Surigao" diin tagaan og dakong pagtagad ang pagpalambo sa sector sa mga kabatan-onan aron ilikay sila sa dili maayong buhat sama sa illegal nga druga. (PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)