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Friday, May 26, 2017

Agusan Norte PPOC supports PRRD’s Martial Law declaration

By Nora C. Lanuza Molde

BUTUAN CITY, May 26 (PIA) – The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) of the province of Agusan del Norte has supported President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.

During its full council meeting held Thursday in one of the convention centers here, PPOC chairperson governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba and the council members have passed a resolution supporting PRRD’s declaration putting the island of Mindanao in the State of Martial Law.

Matba called on the public to support PRRD’s declaration and urged the public to cooperate with the security forces in any way possible that will help bring back the normalcy of the situation in the entire Mindanao.

“We don’t need to worry and afraid of the Martial Law declaration in Mindanao, it was done purposely to protect us from the Maute group terrorist that created havoc in Marawi City. The declaration is just on time and I know the President will not abuse his power,” gov. Matba said.

“If the security forces cannot destroy the Maute group in Marawi City, there is a chance that it will reach their terroristic acts and activities here in our place, and we don’t like that to happen,” Matba added.

Also, during the council meeting, a resolution implementing a curfew hour from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. in Agusan del Norte was passed purposely to increase security not only to Agusanons but the entire Caraganons as well.

“What we need now is a strong collaboration between the people/public and the security forces to obtain total security of us all,” Matba said. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Marihatag OFWs avail crab fattening production training

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur, May 26 (PIA) – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in coordination with the local government unit of Surigao del Sur and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Surigao del Sur spearheaded the two-day Crab Fattening Production to Marihatag Overseas Foreign Workers (OFWs) and Dependents Association.

The said activity was joined by 35 OFWs and dependents that are members of the Marihatag OFW Family Circle (OFC) organization, who specifically requested the concerned agency of the government the training to be conducted for them.

Jean Pearl Millones of OWWA Caraga bared that with the initiative made by the OFC members, they were provided a portion of a mangrove area situated in the said municipality to cultivate and raise the mangrove crabs in.

Based on a report, during the first day of the training, Ian Batitang of BFAR-Surigao del Sur has introduced all the basic features of the mangrove/mud crabs to the participants for familiarization. It includes on his presentation the mud crab biology, its life cycle and feeding habits. A salient feature of the mud crabs, as well as the species viable for commercial cultivation was included.

Proper techniques for growing of the crabs in mangrove pens up to the fattening process in plastic containers were also introduced by BFAR to the participants. The harvesting process and marketing strategies were also provided to the trainees to aid them in the future, accordingly.

On the second day of activity, an ocular visit for the project’s proposed area situated at Barangay Pagbahanan I, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur was conducted for the inspection.

According to Millones, during the site evaluation and assessment conducted, the area identified has passed based on the checklist of the BFAR and it is found suitable for the project.

The program or the project aims to provide relevant livelihood training that will enable the OFW Family Circles to generate livelihood and aid in their economic well-being, Millones said. (JPMillones, OWWA/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Surigao Norte solon urges lawmakers, Mindanaoans to be one with Duterte

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, May 26 (PIA) – Surigao del Norte 2nd district representative Robert Ace Barbers, in his statement on President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao, urged his fellow lawmakers and all Mindanaoans to be one with the president in these trying times.

"The attacks may happen anywhere in the country and we must do everything to annihilate terrorism," Barbers said.

He said everyone must act fast and be proactive in eliminating terror threats in Mindanao before the whole country suffers.

Barbers, further said terrorism is a continuing threat to peace and security, "(and) we have been suffering from this for so many years, and we are fortunate that the present administration has intensified its efforts to combat terrorism."

“Martial law, in this current situation, is vital if we wish to restore peace,” Barbers added. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

DTI brings 'Mentor ME' program to emerging entrepreneurs in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, May 26  – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched recently its tie-up program dubbed “Mentor ME” in Surigao del Norte.

The Mentor ME (Micro Entrepreneurs) program is one of the initiatives under the Kapatid Project jointly developed by the DTI and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurs (PCE).

The said program provides mentoring sessions on different aspects of business management to 20 selected emerging micro-entrepreneurs in the province.

Successful and experienced entrepreneurs will stand as mentors for them and will also share and discuss the correct business mindset and values as effective gears that would enable them not only to scale up their enterprises but also enhance the level of their products/services’ competitiveness for business sustainability.

A free business seminar with series of mentoring sessions was held during the launching of the Mentor ME program on May 4, 2014 in Hotel Tavern, this city.

The Mentor ME program will run for 12 weeks that commenced on May 4 and will culminate on July 20, 2017.

Modules discussed are Product Development, Marketing, and Operations Management that will cover the basic functional areas of an enterprise.

For more information and queries, just visit any Negosyo Center in the region and be guided by a Negosyo Business Center Counselor about the Mentor ME program or call the DTI Surigao del Norte telephone number at 826-2373. (DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

No HR violation during martial law, army assures

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, May 26 (PIA) - In view of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in the entire Mindanao Region on Tuesday evening, May 23, 2017, the 30th Infantry (Python) Battalion (30IB), Philippine Army based in Barangay Sta Cruz, Placer is ensuring the public on their strict adherence to human rights (HR) and the rule of law.

According to the 30IB, the Martial Law was declared to help the local government units bring back the normal situation in entire Mindanao. It is due to the recent attacks of local terror group in Marawi City and other lawless armed groups in some parts of Mindanao.

"We urge everyone to stay calm. Be vigilant and cooperative in helping our security forces by providing relevant information of any activities and plans of this terror groups," said 30IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Rico Amaro.

The provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands are the battalion's areas of operation. (30IB, Philippine Army/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Tagalog News: 'Price freeze' sa Caraga, mahigpit na ipapatupad

Ni Regal C. Oribia

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, May 26 (PIA) - Kaugnay sa pagdeklara ng Martial Law ng Pangulong Duterte sa buong Mindanao, mahigpit namang ipapatupad ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ng Agusan del Norte ang 'price freeze' sa mga pangunahing bilihin sa rehiyon ng Caraga.

Ayon kay DTI Agusan del Norte Provincial Director Gay A. Tidalgo, ang lahat ng tindahan sa rehiyon ay dapat na sumunod sa nasabing mandato nang sa ganon ay walang sino mang mapapatawan.

Sa ilalim ng Republic Act 7581, sinasabi na ang hindi susunod sa nasabing mandato ay makukulong at magmumulta ng P500 hanggang P1,000 na itinakda ng korte.

Kasama sa mga pangunahing bilihin ang bigas, mais, tinapay, tuyo, isdang de lata, produktong yamang dagat na maaring makonsumo, karne, baka, manok, itlog, prutas, gatas, gulay, asin, sabon panlaba at panghugas, uling, kandila, tubig, noodles, mga de lata, kapi, asukal, mantika, gas, at mga gamot. (RCO/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: ICS pinalalakas ng OCD Caraga

Ni Regal C. Oribia

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, May 26 (PIA) - Sa layuning maging handa at matugunan agad ang mga kalamidad sa rehiyon ng Caraga, kasalukuyang isinasagawa ang pagsasanay sa Integrated Planning on Incident Command System o ICS sa Grand Palace Hotel dito sa lungsod na dinaluhan mula pa sa iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno na pinangungunahan ng Office of the Civil defense (OCD) Caraga.

Kasama sa pagsasanay ang mga representante ng Department of Education, Philippine Army, Department of the Interior and Local Government, National Commission for the Muslim Filipinos, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Justice, National Telecommunication Commission, Philippine National Police, Philippine Red Cross, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, Department of Agriculture, at Department of Trade and Industry.

Ayon kay Arnel Rosauro Q. Gonzales Jr., Regional Director ng OCD Caraga at chairperson ng Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council o RDRRMC, ang isinagawang pagsasanay ay may layuning matugunan ng maayos at organisado ang anumang kalamidad o sakuna na darating sa rehiyon.

Dagdag pa niya, sa pamamagitan ng maayos na pamamahala, mababawasan ang pagdami ng biktima pagdating ng kalamidad sa tamang pagsasanay sa mga kagamitan na gagamitin tulad ng grader, trucks atbp. ng Incident Management Team.

Nagsimula ang pagsasanay noong Lunes, Mayo 22 at inaasahang matatapos ngayong Biyernes, Mayo 22 sa taong ito.

Kung matatandaan, ang unang pagsasanay sa Basic Incident Command System ay naganap sa ikalawang linggo ng abril sa Almont Inland Resort sa parehong lungsod na dinaluhan din ng mga kasalukuyang partisipante. (RCO/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: Seguridad sa Caraga, pinaigting ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno

Ni Regal C. Oribia

BUTUAN CITY, May 26 (PIA) - Alinsunod sa pagdeklara ng Martial Law ni Pangulong Duterte sa buong isla ng Mindanao, pinaigting ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno ang pagbabantay sa seguridad ng mga Caraganons sa rehiyon.

Nagdeklara ng 24/7 Full Alert Status ang Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) na pinamumunuan ni Regional Director Rosauro Arnel Gonzales Jr. ng Office of Civil Defense Caraga, simula pa noong Miyerkules sa alas-tres ng hapon hanggang sa matapos umano ang Martial Law.

Kasabay nito, nagbigay din ng payo at paalala si Gobernador Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba ng Agusan del Norte na manatiling kalmado at makipagtulungan sa mga security forces sa anumang posibleng paraan para manumbalik ang kapayapaan sa buong Mindanao sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng tamang impormasyon sa mga awtoridad gayun na rin ang mga kakaibang gawain na hindi naayon sa batas.

Ayon naman kay PSupt. Martin Mercado Gamba, tagapagsalita ng Police Regional Office-13, naka-full alert na ang mga kapulisan sa buong rehiyon at naglagay na rin sila ng mga checkpoints na may mga handang kagamitan kasama na ang explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team at bomb snipping dogs. (RCO/PIA-Caraga)