Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Army launches mobile computer literacy in SurSur town

By Nida Grace P. Barcena  

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 24 (PIA) – The 402nd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army in collaboration with the different stakeholders officially launched on Jan. 23, 2018 the 1st Mobile Computer Literacy (MCL) Training dubbed as Project: Gabay Aral sa Kabataang Lumad in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur.

"The said project aims to provide basic computer literacy for the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) or Lumads in the rural areas, especially those coming from the far-flung barangays under the operational control of the 402nd Brigade," said Civil Military Operations (CMO) Officer Captain Al Anthony Pueblas.

Several local officials led by San Miguel Mayor Alvaro Elizalde and representatives from the different stakeholders, being their partner in the program implementation, have joined in the said occasion.

During the launching, a 40-foot fully-air-conditioned container van was officially opened to the public for viewing, equipped with 21 high-technology computers and gadgets, intended for basic computer literacy learning.

A total of 42 out-of-school youth beneficiaries will be part of the first batch of the project implementation and will undergo the said training for 30 days. (NGPBarcena/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Mayor Lagnada creates crisis management committee

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 24 – In order to make decisive actions to resolve crisis or emergency and putting forward government and public effort towards control of the crisis or incidents in the city, Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Vicente C. Lagnada issued Executive Order No. 1, creating the Butuan City Crisis Management Committee (BCCMC).

The crisis committee is primarily tasked to perform the following:

Establish procedures for producing timely direction and guidelines;

Coordinate and implement responses to crisis in an integrated manner;

Ensure that the perspective of government agencies and other stakeholders are integrated into the overall government response;

Provide and mobilize available resources through an established inter-agency resource sharing protocol;

Coordinate inter-agency crisis management efforts;

Ensure that operational demands during crisis are met and all actions are coordinated and complementary; and

Establish accessible communication lines so that reliable and timely information are received and disseminated to appropriate offices or persons responsible.

It shall also be the role of the Crisis Committee to organize the Incident Command System (ICS) and designate its Incident Commander (IC), in accordance to the nature of the crisis.

It shall also have the prerogative to create several Incident Command Systems with different Incident Commanders to address specific types of crisis simultaneously. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)


Butuan dad approves ordinance banning plastics in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 24 – Butuan City mayor Ronnie Vicente C. Lagnada has approved the ordinance that will regulate the use of plastics and plastic by-products in the city.

SP Ordinance 5334-2017, which repealed the previous SP Ordinance 5064-2016, was principally authored by SP Environment Committee Chair and Councilor Cromwell P. Nortega together with Councilors Vincent Rizal C. Rosario and Derrick A. Plaza.

Under the ordinance, the following are the prohibited acts:

Use for plastic as packaging material and as container for dry goods;

Use of plastic pouches (commonly used for ice-making) and drinking straws for beverages, such as soft drinks  like “palamig,” juice, “gulaman”, etc.;

Use of non-biodegradable plastic bags as garbage bags; and

Use of plastic as flaglets and “banderitas” in all occasions.

Penalties, ranging from P500 to P5,000.00, will be prescribed for individuals and business establishments who will violate the ordinance. However, there will be a gradual phase-out on the use of plastics and plastic by-products for a period of three (3) to six (6) months after the effectivity of the ordinance. A one year gradual implementation will also be implemented.


The use of eco-bags and other environment-friendly practices is also mandated under said ordinance. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)