6.26.2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DILG urges LGUs to verify ‘Federalism’ advocacy groups

By Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, June 20 (PIA) – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) encourages all local government units (LGUs) to coordinate all orientation initiatives on Federalism with the respective DILG regional and field offices to protect them from unscrupulous individuals and groups that prey on their resources just to orchestrate their campaign even without the endorsement and recognition by DILG central office.

In a memorandum issued to all provincial governors, city and municipal mayors and punong barangays by DILG officer-in-charge Catalino S. Cuy, it indicated that various institutions and organizations are showing their support to the administration’s thrust to promote the shift to a Federal form of government by initiating activities aimed at orienting citizens and generating support for Federalism. The DILG, however, has received several reports about some individuals and groups taking advantage of LGUs by requiring the use of LGU resources for the conduct of such activities.

“While the DILG appreciates the support and enthusiasm being shown by the various institutions and organizations to the national government’s thrust for Federalism, we likewise encourage all LGUs to make verifications to ensure that such efforts are harmonized and conducted with the sole intention to educate citizens,” said Cuy.

In Caraga region, the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National Executive Coordinating Committee People’s National Movement for Federalism (MRRD NECC PENAMFED) chaired by Temoteo C. Pableo is so far the only group recognized by DILG central office to conduct talks on Federalism. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)


ATI set to conduct journalism, photography training to Caraga LGU personnel

By Regal C. Oribia

BUTUAN CITY, June 20 (PIA) - The Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center  (ATI-RTC) of Caraga in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - Caraga will hold a four-day training on Basic Journalism to the selected local government units (LGUs) employees in Caraga region starting June 20-23, 2017 at the San Lorenzo Hall, Bishop's Home in Ampayon, this city.

According to ATI-RTC Superintendent Robert T. Poculan Jr., the training aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs), Farmers Information Technology Services (FITS) Center information staff as well as the ATI's staff on Basic Journalism.

“Through this training, the participants will develop and enhance their knowledge in basic journalism and mobile photography and become ATI’s partners in disseminating information and advocating change. They will not only become future contributors of newsworthy stories of their agency but also a producers of their own communique and Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials,” Poculan added.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Gaitano of Information Center Manager (ICM) of PIA-Agusan del Sur will discuss the introduction of Journalism and News Writing. Agusan del Norte ICM Nora Molde will tackle the Role of Government Information Officers and Photo Journalism and Gerie Mae Coco for the Mobile Photography.

Fryan Abkilan, Deputy Regional Director of PIA-Caraga will talk on Copyreading and Headline writing, and Surigao del Norte ICM Venus Garcia for the Feature Writing. (RCO-PIA-Caraga)


Dinagat Islands PDRRMO wins 3rd in Gawad Kalasag National Award 2016

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, June 20 (PIA) - The provincial government of Dinagat Islands through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) was awarded by the National DRRMC as third place winner for the 2016 best PDRRMC during the18th Gawad KALASAG National Awards held in Manila.

The Barangay Esperanza of Loreto was also awarded as third placer in the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council - Rural Category.

According to PDRRMO officer Rosario Roxas-Alon, it is the second time that the province has garnered such award in the national level, the first award was in 2014.


The plaque for the provincial award was received by Vice- Governor Benglen B. Ecleo, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Rosario Roxas-Alon, while the BDRRMC rural category award was received by LDRRM III Maricel P. Larios, Loreto Mayor Nena L. Quijano and barangay officials of Barangay Esperanza in Loreto town. (PIO-Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)