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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Filipino anglers dominate in 10th Siargao Int'l Game Fishing

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Apr. 11 (PIA) – Filipino anglers have dominated the recently concluded 10th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament on April 9, 2017 held in Pilar, Siargao Island, this province.

In this year’s tournament for the Biggest Sailfish (Lip-Lipan) Category, Elmer Causing from the Philippines grabbed the 1st place with P60,000 cash plus trophy, 2nd place went to Ryan Damaso with P40,000 cash prize plus trophy and 3rd place was awarded to Emil Santos with P20,000 cash prize plus trophy.

For the Biggest Giant Trevally (Talakitok) Category 1st place went to Leo Yosalina from the Philippines with P40,000 cash prize plus trophy, 2nd place - Noli Manas (USA) with P30,000 cash prize and trophy and 3rd place - Dave Carl Kintanar (Philippines) with P20,000 cash prize and trophy. Winners for the Biggest Giant Tanguige Category are Marfin Tan from the Philippines for the 1st place with P40,000 cash prize plus trophy, 2nd place - Jovy Ancheta (Philippines) with P30,000 cash prize plus trophy, and 3rd place - Carlos Kintanar (Philippines) with P20,000 cash prize plus trophy.

For the Biggest Giant Dorado Category: 1st place went to Marfin Tan (Philippines),  2nd place - Richard Sharpe (Canada) with P30,000 and 3rd place - Rico Gueco (Philippines) with P20,000 cash prize.

Special Prizes for the Biggest Others except Shark, Stingray, Puffer Fish, Dolphin, Turtles and Lumba, 1st place - Jeasa Gonzales (Philippines) with P40,000 cash prize plus trophy, 2nd place - Rico Gueco (Philippines) with P30,000 plus trophy and 3rd place - Mico Kawai (Philippines) with P20,000 plus trophy with 15.30kls.

Governor Sol F. Matugas led the awarding ceremony together with former Congressman Francisco  T. Matugas, 1st disrict Congressman Bingo Matugas, Pilar Mayor Ma. Liza Resurreccion, Board Member Cayetano Recabo, Board Member Melva Garcia, and other guests. (PIC-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

DAR awards land titles to 12 farmer beneficiaries in AgSur town

By Hazel Hope V. Bautista

ESPERANZA, Agusan del Sur, April 11 – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), in its aim to give assurance to farmers to own the land that they till, distributed Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) to a total of 12 farmers from the seven barangays of Esperanza town within the first quarter of this year held at DAR Municipal Office.

The said landholdings cover 19.0646 hectares of agricultural land from Brgys. Tagabase, Remedios, Nato, Mc Arthur, San Jose, Bakingking and Duangan.

CLOA holders were informed of their rights and responsibilities as Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of DAR, further emphasizing that the awarded landholdings should be kept productive and that it should never be sold or leased to another farmer, as this will defeat the purpose of awarding the land to them.

“We, in the department did our best to help you become landowners yourselves from processing the necessary documents until the generation of CLOA. On your part, you should also strive hard to make sure that this piece of paper be not taken away from you," said Chito Tubin, one of the OIC-Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officers of the municipality of Esperanza.

CLOA is the issued land title under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program that will provide security of tenure to farmers over the land that they cultivate. (DAR-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Agusan Norte agrarian orgs complete financial management training

By Gil E. Miranda

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 11 (PIA) - The Provincial Agrarian Reform Office (PARO) of Agusan del Norte conducted two sessions of seminars on Financial Management to 28 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) from different agrarian reform communities in the province held recently here.

About 80 participants consisted of coop officers, admin staff who acted as managers, treasurers, bookkeepers,  cashiers, among others participated in the proceedings as they gained the importance of managing financial resources of the cooperative.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Andre B. Atega assured the farmers in the province to provide technical assistance to strengthen the ARBOs,  as this is one of the directives of the new DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano to enhance the capabilities of the farmers and ensure to have a strong, dynamic agrarian reform organizations and communities.

Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Judith M. Domingo gave her message to the participants and even inspired them to listen and participate.

CARPO Domingo said that the activity is a continuing capacity building effort of the agency which aimed to strengthen the participating ARBOs to become functional and viable organizations to enable them to discharge effectively the standards set to avail support and services of the government.

 “This seminar is one of an array of much trainings to be undertaken by the agency under institutional strengthening program, which aims to empower the ARBOs,” Domingo added.

According to Cooperative Development Coordinator Nenetha Balibay that the training was conducted as part of DAR’s Secretary Rafael Mariano’s commitment to implement the genuine agrarian reform program.

“This is to ensure the capability of the ARBOs who are engaged in credit assistance under Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP), farm equipment under Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS), and facilities, among others,” Balibay said. (DAR-Agusan del Norte)