Monday, November 6, 2017

Carrascal Mayor leads 34th Carrascal NHS foundation day

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Nov. 6 (PIA) – Carrascal Mayor Vicente “VJ” H. Pimentel III led the 34th Carrascal National High School (CNHS) Day held at the Carrascal Gymnasium on November 4, 2017.

The said celebration was highlighted with the “Pabtikay 2017,” a 2-day event that featured various form of Filipino culture and the arts through different competitions, such as Novelty Song, Spoken Poetry, Pop Dance, Folk Dance, among others.

During the Coronation Night for Mr. and Ms. CNHS 2017, Pimentel emphasized how such event should be nurtured and maintained.

Pimentel also announced the CNHS multi-purpose hall that will soon be constructed by the local government unit (LGU).

Meanwhile, the faculty and staff of the CNHS headed by Remyson Trugillo expressed their gratitude for the support they received from the LGU Carrascal and the Carrascal Nickel Corporation. (NGBT/LGU Carrascal/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


POPCOM distributes sports, musical equipment to Dinagat schools

By Susil D. Ragas

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Nov. 6 (PIA) – The provincial government of Dinagat Islands through the Provincial Population Office and Population Commission (POPCOM) Caraga distributed assorted sports and musical equipment to the piloted schools in San Jose and Basilisa towns.

POPCOM Caraga Regional Director Alexander Makinano together with board members Reggivi Amor Alcaria and Joslyn Ecleo personally led the turnover of said equipment during the simple ceremony held at the Function Hall of Barangay Justiana, San Jose, this province.

The sports and musical equipment include chess board games, games of the generals, balls for volleyball, word factory, scrabble board, and guitars. (PIO-Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)


POPCOM Caraga brings program to Hardcourt

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 6 – The Commission on Population (POPCOM)-Caraga partners with the local government as they conduct an inter-city and province open basketball league under its Kalalakihang Tumutugon sa Responsibilidad at Obligasyon para sa Pamilya (KATROPA) on Hardcourt program. This activity aims to reach out to more males in increasing their involvement towards Responsible Parenthood-Family Planning (RP-FP).

The KATROPA on Hardcourt is a continuing advocacy of POPCOM for both RP-FP and Adolescent Health Development (AHD), as both strategic components of the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP). In this program, not only for the participating teams but is also for the general public. Quick orientations, film showing activities and posting and distributing of materials will be conducted.

This year’s basketball tournament is divided into two leagues. The Surigao league, which will be participated by Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Butuan City, and Agusan del Norte will be on Nov. 10, 2017 at Surigao del Norte Provincial Gymnasium, and Nov. 11, 2017 at Surigao City Gymnasium.

Meanwhile, Agusan league shall be competed by Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur, Butuan City, and Agusan del Norte on Nov. 17, 2017 at Bayugan City Gymnasium and Nov. 18, 2017 at San Francisco Municipal Gymnasium. Said games shall start at 5:00 p.m. and only the game on Nov. 11, 2017 will start at 1:00 p.m.

POPCOM, through its advocacy campaign among the young people, seeks to develop a positive attitude towards healthy lifestyle, responsible sexuality and reproductive behaviour, as well as their family and social roles. It also aims to tap them to be champions of the advocacies related to their duties and responsibilities to be better fathers and husbands, sons and daughters and become role models to the society.

“KATROPA on Hardcourt is an open basketball tournament that seeks to increase the level of awareness on men’s involvement in family and societal concerns, which will later translate into behavioral change,” said POPCOM-Caraga Regional Director Alexander A. Makinano.

Furthermore, Makinano emphasized that “men are powerful and are potent partners in protecting and caring for women to ensure safe pregnancy and childbirth and in bringing about genuine gender-responsive development in the family and community.” (POPCOM-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


Undas 2017 ends safe, peaceful in Caraga
 
BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 6 – The observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day in Caraga was generally safe and peaceful, according to Chief Superintendent Rolando Felix, Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga Regional Director.

Over 4,200 police officers were mobilized in Caraga to ensure orderly traffic, assist the motorists and secure the people going in and out of cemeteries, churches and other public places.

The deployed cops manned the entrance of cemeteries to make sure that no one could bring deadly weapons, intoxicating liquor, drugs and radios with blaring sounds to the cemeteries.

“The concerted efforts of the PNP, other government agencies, communities and other stakeholders yielded to the successful celebration of the Caraganons without any untoward incident,” Felix stated.

Meanwhile, the region’s police chief has directed the unit commanders regionwide to ensure the safety and security of the travelers who will be going back to their respective places after the Undas. (PNP-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


Illegal gambling ops up by over 100%, says PNP Caraga chief

By PO2 Joemar P Dejarme
 
BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 6 – The intensified campaign against illegal gambling in Caraga region substantially increased within ten months of 2017 compared to last year.

Police Chief Supt. Rolando Felix, Regional Director Police Regional Office 13 (PRO13) said that the intensified operations on illegal gambling in Caraga region have increased by 125 percent. PRO13 recorded a total of 467 persons arrested for involvement in illegal gambling from January 2017 to October 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 where only 207 arrests were made.

In addition, Felix said the move is part of the drive to stop illegal gambling activities in the region, based on Executive Order (EO) No. 13 issued by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to intensify the government’s fight against all forms of illegal gambling.

“Caraga police vowed to sustain its pro-active operations and reinforce its efforts with the active community support to wipe out all forms of criminal activities, including illegal gambling in order to achieve a safer Caraga region,” Felix disclosed. (PNP-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


AgSur-born designer wins Manila FAME's editor's choice award
 
Liza Maynagcot, owner of Liza's Palm Strips Handicraft was Manila FAME's Editor's Choice Award 1st Series winner. Her winning products were designed by Gina Catuburan-Bagasbas, a native of Bunawan and now a member of Caraga's pool of regional designers of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

The award, which was signed by Blair Villanueva, Chief Content Manager of the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) was given for "design that symbolizes an untouched beauty of a Filipina: classic and timeless. Each weave expresses strength, loyalty and being resilient – characters that make us more proud of our culture."

Manila FAME, organized by CITEM is known as the “country’s premier design and lifestyle event.”

Maynagcot hails from the Municipality of Trento.

She was one of two producers from the province of Agusan del Sur to be featured in the Mindanao One Pavilion at the Manila FAME. The other producer was Anavilla Gam, sinamay producer from the Municipality of Sibagat.


Maynagcot is set to join DTI Agusan del Sur's Trade Promotion Officer Corazon dela Pena for the Branding and Packaging Design Mentoring and Coaching of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of the Philippines or 4As after her stint at the Manila FAME. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)