AgNor holds reintegration activity for illegal drug surrenderers
By Nora L. Molde
BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 13 (PIA) – Some 600 illegal drug surrenderers of Santiago town in the province of Agusan del Norte are expected to receive a ‘Pamaskong Handog’ from the provincial government on December 20.
According to OIC provincial director Ellen Vee Chua of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Agusan del Norte, different national and local government offices will be providing services to the event. A medical and dental mission will also be conducted, it was learned.
“Santiago town was chosen as the pilot local government unit for the ‘Pamaskong Handog’ because of its high surrender target rate," she said.
The event will encourage the surrenderers to fully cooperate with the programs of the government, Chua said.
By reintegrating them to the society through the availment of the services during the event like medical and dental services, skills and livelihood trainings/orientations from the different line agencies and the provincial government of the Agusan del Norte will also help boost the spirits of these surrenderers, Chua added.
Chua, further said that the event would also remind and instill in the mind of the surrenderers that the present administration still looks after their welfare and aims to reintegrate them to the society. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)
25 forest rangers undergo forest, biodiversity protection system training in SurSur town
By Nida Grace P. Barcena
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 13 (PIA) - Some 25 forest rangers of CENRO (Community Environment and Natural Resources Office) Lianga together with the enforcement staff participated in the Landscape and Wildlife Indicator (LAWIN) Forest and Biodiversity Protection System (FBPS) Phase II training held recently at Kansilad Beach Resort, Barangay Ganayon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur.
According to Jun Mark Bernaldez of DENR-Surigao del Sur, the participants were oriented and trained with the basics of LAWIN tools.
“They use LAWIN applications such as Cyber Tracker and Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) in patrolling and reporting via web-based system,” Bernalez said.
He added that the LAWIN patrollers have already a background on forest and environmental laws since the activity requires technical knowledge and skills on the conduct of LAWIN patrol.
During the activity, the participants were also provided with gadgets such as cellular phones, caps and watches to be used in their patrolling. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)
DAREA spearheads feeding program to La Paz undernourished children
By Rechel D. Besonia
LA PAZ, Agusan del Sur, Dec. 13 (PIA) - In celebration of the Government Employees Week, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Provincial Office here recently conducted a feeding program led by the DAR Employees Association (DAREA) to 150 identified children of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB) held at La Paz Central Elementary School.
The DAR employees were welcomed by a message from Master Teacher II Imelda G. Perez and dance presentation by the recipient students of LPCES. They are joined together by the LPCES faculty and staff during the feeding proper.
“I am thankful that this feeding program was finally realized through the support of DAR Agusan del Sur management. We are happy that this is done in La Paz considering the number of undernourished children of our Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries,” said DAREA President Ferdinand Arroza.
For District Incharge of La Paz Central Elementary School, Melchesidec C. Dubduban, the generous act of the department is very commendable. “We feel very happy that of all the schools in Agusan del Sur, we are the lucky once to be chosen. Our population ranges from 1,500 students and mostly are undernourished. Sometimes, these are the reasons of tardiness and absenteeism,” he expressed.
“We will always remember your good deeds. I salute you for doing this activity,” Dubduban added.
The feeding program was part of the mandate of the National Government Employees Association to any sectoral group or organization in the government agencies to conduct social services, tree planting activities or forum as support to the Government Employees Week celebrated every first week of December. (DAR-Agusan de Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)
Cebuano News: Kapin dos mil ka pamilyang OFW sa Caraga miapil sa 2016 OFW Family Day
Ni Regal Oribia
DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Dis. 13 (PIA) - Bisan dili maayo ang panahon, miabot sa 2,656 ka partisipante ang mitambong sa gihimong tinuig nga selebrasyon nga OFW Family Day didto sa Lope A. Asis Memorial Gymnasium sa dakbayan sa Bayugan bag-uhay pa lamang nga adunay tema nga, “Pamilyang OFW: Matatag na Pamilya sa Panahon ng Pagbabago."
Sa mensahe ni Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) administrator Hans Leo Cacdac pinaagi kang OWWA Caraga regional director Samuel Madrid siya miingon nga, “Isa lamang itong pagpapatunay na oo, ang gobyernong ito ay may 'pakialam' sa damdamin ng bawat pamilyang OFW at sa araw na ito isang malaking kasiyahan na makasama kayong lahat.”
Sa maong selebrasyon, gihimo usab ang usa ka OFW Dance Competition diin unom ka mga entrante ang misalmot gikan pa sa nagkalaing-laing OFW Family Circles sa tibuok rehiyon. Nakuha ang unang ganti sa ADKIN OFW and Dependents Association nga gikan Surigao del Sur gisundan dayon kini sa United OFW ug Dependents sa dakbayan sa Bislig. Nakuha usab ang ikatulong ganti sa United OFW and Dependents Association sa Carmen, Agusan del Norte.
Ubay-ubay usab ang nidaog sa raffle draw nga naay ganti nga 5,000 ug mga appliances sama sa microwave, bisikleta ug uban pang mga electronics nga mga butang, usa ka sakong bugas ug mga groceries.
Nagdugang pud ug gamay'ng kalingawan ngadto sa mga batan-on ang LBC ug ang Philhealth-Caraga. Naa usab free body massage, facial massage ug haircut ang gihatag ngadto sa mga partisipante sa mga gusto magparelaks.
Naghatag usab sa ilang mga serbisyo ngadto sa mga OFWs ang uban pang sangay sa gobyerno sama sa Pag-IBIG ug PhilHealth. Kauban usab sa maong aktibidad ang mga corporate partners sama sa Camella Homes Butuan, Ford Butuan, Hyundai-Butuan, Motortrade Bayugan, Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Filinvest, Insular Life Philippines, Sunlife Insurance, B-Meg ug Caraga Association of Recruitment Agencies (CARA).
Sa pakigpulong ni Dir. Madrid, iyang gibatbat kung unsa ka importante ang partnership sa mga local governments units sa mas epektibo nga paghatag ug serbisyo ngadto sa katawhan. Nagpasalamat usab siya ngadto sa mga PESO managers ug municipal mayors ug sa mga OFWs sa pagtambong sa gihimong selebrasyon. (OWWA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)