Friday, November 10, 2017

Tandag City, SurSur town to get DILG award

By  Nida Grace Barcena

HINATUAN, Surigao del Sur, Nov. 10 (PIA) – Tandag City and the town of Hinatuan, this province are among the recipients of the Seal of the Good Local Governance (SGLG) award by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Tandag City is the only city in the region which got the award for the Component City Category, it was learned.

For the Municipal Category, Hinatuan and the other 17 local government units (LGUs) namely: Carmen, Las Nieves, and Santiago, all in Agusan del Norte; Esperanza, San Francisco and Trento of Agusan del Sur; Cagdianao, Dinagat, Loreto, Tubajon of Dinagat Islands; and Claver, Del Carmen, Mainit, Malimono, Sison, Sta Monica, and Tubod, all in Surigao del Norte, will also receive the award.

This year’s conferment also included the province of Dinagat Islands for the provincial category.

All qualified LGUs are to be conferred with a 2017 SGLG marker and a cash incentive through the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) to finance their local development initiatives. (NGPB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


NIA turns over P23.6M project to irrigators association in SurSur town

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Nov. 10 (PIA) – The National Irrigation Administration-Irrigation Management Office (NIA-IMO) of Surigao del Sur has turned over the Cabangahan Communal Irrigation Project (CIP) under the extension/expansion of existing irrigation systems (EEIS) for Calendar Year 2016 amounting to P23.6 million on Nov. 7, 2017.

NIA-IMO Chief Engr. Dexter Sablaon said the turnover and inauguration ceremony was conducted at the dam sites (Dam 1 and Dam 2), Cabangahan multi-purpose gym in Tago town.

The said project was formally accepted by 65 farmer-beneficiaries of Cabangahan Greenfiled Farmers Irrigators Association, Inc. led by Melchor Saur, president.

During the ceremonial activity, NIA Caraga Regional Manager Magante Ganotisi reminded the farmers to take care of the project.

“Now that the project has been turned-over to you, you should take care of the system and you must have the sense of ownership. The failure and success of the association are in your hands,” Ganotisi said.

Ganotisi also emphasized that the beneficiaries should develop a cropping calendar, which will serve as their cropping guide when it is fully operational.


She also hoped the project would augment farm income as it would provide a stable supply of irrigation water yearlong. (NGBT with a report from NIA/PIA-Surigao del Sur)