Friday, October 6, 2017

DSWD-Caraga promotes advocacy radio program

By Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 6 (PIA) – Hear the voice of change and resounding success stories of people and communities as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga broadcasts through the local radio program “Ikaw ug ang DSWD: Kuyog sa Kabag-uhan.” The program is airing at DXBC RMN 693 Butuan every Friday at 4:15-5:15 p.m.

According to DSWD-Caraga officer-in-charge Regional Director Mita Chuchi Gupana-Lim, this one-hour program will feature various DSWD social protection programs and services for the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged sectors.

“It also aims to highlight the regional events that emphasize the good practices and life-changing testimonies from our partner-beneficiaries. This is in line with our continued communication efforts to update, not just our stakeholders, but also the public on the latest activities and status of the program implementation and service delivery of the department,” said Lim.

Those who want to connect and join the meaningful conversations during the radio program may send a message to their official hotline number (0 948) 906-6745.

“With a vision of a better quality of life for the Filipino people, we hope to sustain our maagap at mapagkalingang serbisyo sa mamamayan. We are committed to fuel our actions and efforts by promulgating the positive change in the lives of our recipients and the communities in the entirety,” stressed Lim. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)


Butuan pitches athletics through dancesport

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 6 (PIA) – With the growing number of recreational dancers, the Butuan City Dancesport Club (BCDSC), in partnership with the City Sports Office of Butuan, is promoting dance in its finest art form and athletic aspect to the young people of Butuan through dancesport.

Youngsters who are 6-12 years old, residing and studying in Butuan City are invited to join the free dancesport training. A maximum of 30 individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis can be accommodated in the said training. To pre-register, download application forms from the Facebook page of Butuan City Dancesport Club and email the completed forms to butuancitydancesportclub@gmail.com.

“The orientation started on Sunday, October 8, 2017. We encouraged perfect attendance to complete the syllabus, obtain a certificate and to be eligible for the succeeding monthly sessions. Training sessions will commence on October 14, 21-25, 27, 2017,” said Rosa Bernadette Andaya, president of BCDSC.

Apart from it, all dance enthusiasts are enjoined to participate to the 1st RCL Ballroom Contest. The registration is until October 20, 2017. Event categories are juvenile, junior, youth, amateur, senior and teacher-student who will compete for cha-cha, jive and rhumba dances.

The ballroom contest orientation is on October 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Terra Nostra Images, Narra Road corner Nangka Road, Butuan City. Contest proper will be on October 28, 2017. The rules of international dancesport style shall be applied.

All winners from first to third place will each receive a medal and certificate. Certificate of recognition will also be given to all participating contenders.

Pre-amateur, senior and teacher-student category will also be awarded with a cash prize of P3,000 for 1st place, P2,000 and P1,000 for the 2ndand 3rd, respectively.

“We are very hopeful that through this, we can promote sports in a different medium. This is going to be very exciting because we will be able to enhance our skills and talents; likewise it will also help achieve healthy benefits of dancing,” said Andaya. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)


US, PHL conduct strategic trade management licensing exercise

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 6 – The Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program of the United States (US), together with the Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), recently conducted a tabletop exercise on the Philippine Strategic Trade Management Licensing Process.

Experts from the US Department of Energy took the lead in designing and facilitating the exercise which included participants from 17 relevant government agencies.

The tabletop exercise was intended to help the STMO test their proposed licensing procedure in preparation for the full implementation of Republic Act 10697, otherwise known as the Philippine Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA).


The STMA is also designed to manage the trade of strategic goods and help prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, while the EXBS program is designed to help countries develop and improve their strategic trade and border control systems. (U.S. Embassy/PIA-Caraga)