1.30.2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

DTI Surigao Norte reminds LGUs to comply with BPLS revised standards

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Jan. 27 (PIA) – The provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reminded the local chief executives here regarding the compliance of the revised standards on Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS).

According to DTI Surigao del Norte provincial director Celestino L. Negapatan, all city and municipal local government units (LGUs) should comply with the revised standards on BPLS as required by the Joint Memorandum Circular No.1 series of 2016 issued by DTI, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT).

“We already sent formal letter to all municipal mayor in the province to remind them regarding the compliance of the said standards for the benefit of their respective business sector constituents,” Negapatan said.

He said all concerned LGUs are enjoined to accelerate processing of permit application so that business owners will be able to secure their permits within the prescribed time set by the joint memo circular.

Negapatan further said that compliance to set standards will make the impression that concerned LGUs are one with the national government in its effort to enhance competitiveness and create a more business friendly environment that will help accelerate economic development throughout the country. (DTI-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


DSWD Caraga facilitates relief efforts after weather disturbance hits region

By Marko Davey Reyes

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 27 (PIA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – Caraga mobilized regional and field staff as continuous rains affected a large part of the region due to the tail-end of the cold front during the weekend. The regional office activated the Quick Response Teams to provide round-the-clock monitoring during disaster operations.

The field office closely coordinated with Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) Teams, Provincial/ City/ Municipal Action Teams and Local Government Units (LGUs) to address the needs of those affected by the weather disturbance.

A total of four provinces with 19 municipalities and 3 cities were affected by floods and landslides, prompting pre-emptive and forced evacuations. One hundred thirty-nine (139) evacuation centers were opened to accommodate internally displaced families and individuals.

DSWD Caraga was able to shell out 7,219 family food-packs and 5,000 Nutri-cereals amounting to P3,548,697.15. Recipient municipalities of the augmentation are as follows; a) Las Nieves (P322,920), b) Remedios T. Romualdez (P69,193.25), c) Loreto, ADS (P566,672), d) San Francisco, ADS (P64,584), e) La Paz (P1,249,270), f) Veruela (P17,792.55), g) Esperanza (P309,590.17), h) Mainit (P237,234.00), and i) Jabonga (P266,546.46).

The regional office, through the Disaster Risk Reduction and Regional Operation Unit (DRRROU), continues to monitor the relief efforts since there are still 70 evacuation centers open, as of Jan. 24, 2017.

Repacking of family food-packs still continue at the DSWD warehouse at Tiniwisan, this city to accommodate requests for augmentation of goods for the consumption  of the internally displaced families and individuals. (DSWD-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)