4.19.2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Surigao City population office to conduct summer youth camp

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Apr. 19 (PIA) – The Surigao City Population Office through the Surigao Youth Center, in partnership with Surigao Youth Convergence, will conduct a three-day Annual Summer Youth Camp set on April 26-28, 2017 to be held at Sea Farers Resort, Barangay Lipata, this city.

According to city population officer Jupiter J. Correos, the camp will be filled with learning discussions on Adolescent Health and its related issues including poverty, education, youth participation, environment, and human rights.

"The camp will also be an avenue for camaraderie, networking and learning among the young people in Suriga,” Correos said.

Correos further said that the activity is free of charge including accommodation as well as the certificates and meals.

A number of youth from different sectors, ages between 15 to 24 years old are expected to participate the three-day event. (City Population Office/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Agrarian beneficiaries undergo training on policy formulation

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Apr. 19 (PIA) - Some 30 agrarian beneficiaries who are members of Kinabigtasan Farmers Marketing Cooperative have undergone training on policy formulation and preparation design for cooperatives held  recently at Brgy. Kinabigtasan, Tago of this province.

According to Myra Yu, Surigao del Sur Provincial Agrarian Reform Office information officer, that the output of the workshop or the policies formulated by the participants will serve as guide in their future undertakings.

Yu added that the policy formulation has covered the existing business operations on catering services, solar dryer rental services, consumer store and rice buy and sell enterprise.

Cooperative chairperson Herlito Borja also expressed his gratitude to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for spearheading such activity. “We are thankful to DAR for conducting this training that serves to be very useful to every participant,” he said.


“If we were only trained right from the start of the existence of our cooperative with respect to policy preparation, I’m sure we should not have experienced difficulties in handling our business as before,” Borja added.

The training was spearheaded by the Department of Agrarian Reform - Surigao del Sur Provincial Office as part of their support services program particularly on capability building of farmer cooperatives. (NGPB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Tagalog News: Ibat-ibang sektor sa lungsod ng Butuan buo ang suportang ibinigay sa ginanap na ASEAN forum at PIA info kiosk launching

Ni Jennifer P. Gaitano

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Abril 19 (PIA) - Dahil sa mainit na pagtanggap ng ibat-ibang sektor sa imbitasyon ng Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga, naging matagumpay ang ginanap na forum sa Association of Southeast Asian Nations o ASEAN dito sa lungsod ng Butuan kamakailan.

Ayon kay deputy director general Gregorio Angelo Villar ng PIA, ang nasabing ASEAN forum ay isa lamang sa napakaraming paraan ng ahensya upang mapalaganap sa publiko ang mahahalagang impormasyon patungkol sa mga benepisyo at oportunidad na makukuha ng mga Pilipino sa gaganaping ASEAN summit kung saan ang Pilipinas ang syang host sa taong ito.

Dagdag pa ni DDG Villar, malaki ang maitutulong ng ibat-ibang sektor sa pagbibigay impormasyon tungkol sa ASEAN lalung-lalo na doon sa liblib na barangay na kinabibilangan nila upang sa ganun ay aktibong makilahok ang marginalized na sektor ng lipunan sa mga benepisyong maibibigay ng ASEAN community.

Laking papasalamat din ni regional director Abner Caga ng PIA Caraga sa mga partisipante sa kanilang aktibong partisipasyon at kooperasyon sa nasabing pagpupulong. Naipahayag  umano ng ibat-ibang sektor ang kanilang mga tanong, opinyon, at klaripikasyon  patungkol sa ASEAN, maging ang kani-kanilang mungkahi kung papaano pa mapapalago ang kabuhayan ng mga Pilipino sa ASEAN community.

Mas naintindihan rin umano ng mga Caraganons ang ASEAN at kabutihang maidudulot nito sa bansa, lalung-lalo na sa rehiyon.

Samantala, inilunsad din ng PIA Caraga sa pakikipagtulungan ng Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Butuan ang ASEAN Information Kiosk sa arrival area ng Butuan airport, kung saan may free access ang mga biyaherong papasok at palabas sa nasabing lungsod sa ibat-ibang information, education and communication o IEC materials ng mga serbisyo at programa galing sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno.


Isa rin umano itong paraan upang mas lalo pang maipalaganap ang mga magagandang oportunidad na maaaring pakinabangan ng mga Caraganons. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)