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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tandag Negosyo Center registers 890 business names in 2016

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 25 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Surigao del Sur Provincial Office headed by Romel Oribe bared that the Negosyo Center in Tandag City has registered a total of 890 business names (BN) in 2016.

Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist Sarah Estrada said that there are 890 business persons have availed of the business name registration services offered at the Negosyo Center.

According to Estrada, the Negosyo Center in Tandag City, which is located at the DTI-Provincial Office of Surigao del Sur, operates under the Philippine Business Registry (PBR) system designed to streamline the business registration requirements of the national government agencies such as the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC), and Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF).

Estrada further said that for 2016, 78 percent or 563 of the approved new business names registered at the Negosyo Center were processed via the PBR system.

The speedy but judicious registration process at the Negosyo Center in Tandag is one reason it continues to delight customers, thus putting muscle to its “Go-Negosyo” sound bite, Estrada added. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Siargao gears for nationwide rabies-free declaration this year

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Jan. 25 (PIA) – The provincial government here spearheaded recently a rabies advocacy in preparation for Rabbies-Free Declaration of Siargao Island this year to 2018 held at Denaville Resort, Barangay Alegria, Sta. Monica town in Siargao Island.

In his message, Sta. Monica Mayor Fernando Dolar expressed his eagerness to expedite the processing of relevant documents needed for the success of the declaration.

On her part, Governor Sol Matugas extended her all-out support to make the endeavor a success.

During the advocacy preparation, Provincial Veterinary Office officer-in-charge Dr. Life Shiela Laugo gave the rationale of the activity.

Topics discussed during the said advocacy preparation were canine rabies disease, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and vaccination; implementing rules and regulations of R.A. 9482 or the Anti-rabies Act of the Philippines; animal rabies status report in Siargao; and guidelines for the declaration of rabies-free zones. (Provincial Agriculture Office-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Agusan del Norte partners with BDH for diagnostic services

By Aimee B. Sienes

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 25 (PIA) - The provincial government of Agusan del Norte recently inked an agreement with the Butuan Doctors’ Hospital (BDH) relative to the provision of diagnostic services by the said private hospital.

In a resolution authored by Provincial Board Member Elizabeth Marie R. Calo, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan authorized Provincial Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba to sign the Memorandum of Agreement by and between the province and the BDH with the aim of further improving its health services to the public with the use of the hospital’s facility.

Under the said MOA, in the event of unavailability of its diagnostic services, the Provincial Hospital can refer all laboratory examinations and computerized tomography scan to the BDH.

It also included granting of discounts to indigent patients of the province. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Tagalog News: Mahigit P2-milyong halaga ng illegal na druga nasabat sa pinakamalaking drug buy bust operations sa Butuan City sa simula ng taong 2017

Ni Jennifer P. Gaitano

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Enero 25 (PIA) – Sa pinaigting na kampanya ng Philippine National Police (PNP) dito sa lungsod, nasabat ang pinakamalaking halaga ng illegal na druga sa taong kasalukuyan na umabot sa mahigit P2-milyon matapos ang ginawang drug buy bust operations ng Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) kamakailan lang.

Matatandaan na noong January 21, 2017 bandang alas 9:30 ng umaga ay nagsagawa ng buy-bust operation ang pinagsanib na pwersa ng City Anti-illegal Drug Unit, personahe ng Butuan City Public Safety Company ng BCPO, kasama ang Police Regional Office 13, at Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), nahuli ang drug suspects na nakilalang sina Ariel Agredito Repeso at live-in partner na nakilalang si Nieky Borja Ogayan na taga Tandag City.

Nakuha sa nasabing suspects ang ibat-ibang illegal drug paraphernalia at 130 grams na shabu na nagkakahalaga ng mahigit sa P1.5 milyon.

Sa ibang buy bust operation naman na ginawa sa araw ding iyon sa barangay Masao, Butuan City ay nahuli rin ang suspect na nakilalang si Allan Redondo Yamba, 52 years old na taga barangay Holy Redeemer, Butuan City. Ibat-ibang illegal drug paraphernalia rin ang nakuha galing sa posesyon ng suspect at 95 grams ng shabu na nagkakahalaga sa mahigit sa P1-milyong piso

Sa sumunod na araw sa ginawang buy-bust operation ng Butuan City Police Station 1 ay nahuli naman ang illegal drug suspect na nakilalang si Mark Victor Malbas, 27 years old at taga Barangay Obrero ng nasabing lungsod. Nahulihan ang suspect ng ibat-ibang drug paraphernalia, shabu at iba pang kagamitan sa ilegal na transaksyon.

Ayon kay Police Superintendent Excelso Lazaga Jr., ang deputy police director ng BCPO na mas pinaigting pa nila ang kanilang kampanya laban sa ilegal na druga o ang Oplan Double Barrel Alpha sa ibat-ibang barangay at patuloy umano nilang rorondahan ang mga target barangays. Ito rin umano ang mahigpit na utos ng kanilang hepeng si Police Senior Superintendent Percival Augustus Placer.

Dagdag pa ni Police Superintendent Lazaga na simula pa lang ng taong ito ay malalaking halaga na ng illegal drugs ang kanilang nakompiska. Inaasahan din nila na sa pinaigting nilang kampanya ay mas marami pa silang mahuhuling illegal drug personalities.

Napag-alaman rin na mula noong July hanggang December 2016 ay umabot sa mahigit P5-milyong piso ang halaga ng illegal drugs na nasabat ng kanilang opisina.

Samantala, binalaan din ni Police Superintendent Lazaga ang mga na-iinvolve na pulis sa illegal drug trade na sila’y mananagot sa batas at posibleng matanggal sa serbisyo. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)