Thursday, November 23, 2017

Winning LGUs on Duterte’s population agenda cited

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 23 – The Commission on Population (POPCOM) Caraga once again recognized the contribution of the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the implementation of the country’s population policy.

During the culmination of its Regional Program Assessment and Planning Workshop, POPCOM Caraga proclaimed the winners of the 2017 Search for Best Philippine Population Management Program Implementer Award. Provincial category winners were: Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Norte, 1st Place; Province of Dinagat Islands, 2nd Place; and Agusan del Sur, 3rd Place.

The said structures were among those who excelled again in the implementation of the population program in their respective locality, after a comprehensive assessment and validation conducted by POPCOM Caraga.

However, POPCOM Caraga Regional Director Alexander A. Makinano expressed that the results of the assessment still show that the efforts of the LGUs have still to be further enhanced to sustain its momentum down at the grassroots.

The said award sought to recognize the contributions of the LGUs to achieve the targets of the four strategic components of the PPMP, namely: Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RPFP), Adolescent Health and Development (AHD), Population and Development (PopDev) Integration, and the Special Population Group, to ensure no one was left behind in getting reproductive health information and services.

Under these criteria, the award is an assessment of the performance of the various offices of the entire LGUs particularly its population, health and social services offices.

These awards were POPCOM Caraga’s means of extending appreciation to all local population workers in implementing programs and projects contributing to the attainment of the population program thrusts and the Ambisyon Natin 2040, which embodies the Filipinos’ aspiration of “Matatag, Maginhawa, at Panatag na Buhay para sa Lahat.”

“It is very important to recognize the effort and spirited contributions of the population workers and program partners in the implementation of the Philippine Population Management Program. Recognizing them publicly of the efforts they have done is the key to their serving as great examples and inspiration to others,” Makinano highlighted. (POPCOM-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


DTI AgNor conducts Capability Building Seminar for CWDOs

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 23 – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Agusan del Norte conducted a one-day Capability Building Seminar for Consumer Welfare Desk Officers (CWDOs).

Fifty-six participants were able to attend the seminar, which equipped the CWDOs with approaches and techniques on Basic Customer Service Skills, in order for them to effectively discharge their role and function as Consumer Welfare Desk Officer in their respective business establishment.

Melvin S. Perez, Supervising Human Resource Specialist from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) was the resource speaker of said seminar.

There are 60 DTI-recognized Consumer Welfare Desks in the province, 52 in Butuan City, 7 in Cabadbaran City and one in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

The Consumer Welfare Desk functioned as an in-house facility at the store which coordinates and cooperates with the government, consumers and the other trade groups in promoting consumer welfare. It served as a complaints desk to provide a speedy resolution of consumer complaints and facilitate the flow of consumer protection information. 


In pursuit of consumer welfare, DTI will continue to provide appropriate training needs of CWDOs for them to deliver excellent customer service and satisfaction, as consumers deserve more and nothing less. (DTI-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)