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Monday, July 16, 2018


Army 36IB:  NPA attack in SurSur town village nothing to do with SONA

By Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, July 16 (PIA) – The attack launched by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Barangay Lindoy, Tago town, in Surigao del Sur at past 11:00 a.m. on July 10 had nothing to do with the upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte on July 23. 

During the incident, a member of the Civilian Armed Auxiliary (CAA) identified as Reymond Besinga, who was part of the security team was killed, according to Cpt. Francisco Garello, Jr., civil military operations (CMO) officer of the 36th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (PA) here.  

It was staged as the army was installing the water pump turned-over to Lindoy Farmers Association under Project KaPALAYapaan on that day, the CMO added. 

Cpt. Garello explained that the terror group just wanted to sow fear in order to make their presence felt as usual lest they might face an eventual meltdown much sooner. 

Reportedly, the rebels had been extremely affected by the string of cases of new surrenderers now logged at 35 in the area of responsibility (AOR) of the said battalion.

Due to the incident, everybody present had to scamper for safety, it was learned.

The army was prompted to stop the ceremony that held in abeyance the turning over of a farm tractor, commonly known as “tortol” among farm workers in the province.

Cpt. Garello said that they were also quick to react by running after the three perpetrators believed to be members of Platoon 8 of Guerilla Front (GF) 19B under a certain Adel of the Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC).

LTC Xerxes Trinidad immediately issued a statement condemning the terror acts. (Radyo Pilipinas-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

25 KMME mentees undergo workshop on financial statements preparation

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, July 16 -- The 25 mentees of the Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) batch 1 of 2018 in this province recently participated on a workshop on financial statements preparation.

According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Agusan del Sur, these mentees have two modules left in order to complete the program. The mentees recently attended the 8th Module: Entrepreneurial Accounting and Financial Management.

Gil Pol Tan, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and an accredited mentor of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) was tapped as the resource speaker of this module. 

Tan emphasized to the mentees that in business "it is important that all transactions shall be recorded; records should be consistent even how big or small the business is, so owners can monitor their expenses and income and determine their profits."

The mentees were also oriented on the common documents used in business like receipts, tickets, contracts, registrations, and other documents related to business.

The flow of business recording was also demonstrated including journalizing transactions, transferring it to individual ledgers of which Trial Balance can be prepared.
Financial statements like cash flow, balance sheet and income statement as emphasized were aid of these records. Completeness of these records will also make them confident in engaging with the regulatory government agencies. 

During the session, Marvin Jinayon, one of the mentees shared that he was very thankful to the program.

"It has been our dilemma as a businessman to prepare financial statements; we are happy with this learning as we are now guided how to prepare our own," he said. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

NC-San Francisco trains 25 SLP beneficiaries on entrepreneurship

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur, July 16 -- The Negosyo Center (NC) in San Francisco, this province, recently equipped the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) beneficiaries of Barangay Lapinigan, this municipality on how to handle and manage a business. 

This group will soon open their business by selling various commodities. Once the store is established, trainings on visual merchandising will follow.

Aldrin Abapo, the NC staff, facilitated the training.

He presented to the group the characteristics of a successful business, the concept of entrepreneurship and the distinction between livelihood and business.

The participants were also oriented on the risks and rewards the entrepreneurs may encounter while engaging in business. 

As the seminar ended, participant Richel Dumas expressed that she was contented on the topics presented and the sharing of learning. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Cebuano News: Bag-ong SP member sa Agusan del Norte gikan sa grupong lumad

Ni Ramon Joma R. Bungabong

BUTUAN CITY, Hulyo 16 - Nanumpa sa katungdanan kaniadtong Hulyo 3 isip bag-ong sakop  sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte si Datu Bawang Eddie Sulhayan Ampiyawan.
Siya nagpresentar sa Indigenos Peoples (IPs) sa Agusan del Norte ng naglangkod og tulo ka tribo.

Si Datu Bawang nanumpa atubangan ni gobernor  Ma.  Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba didto sa conference room sa buhatan sa gobernador.

Ang pagpanumpa gisaksihan nila vice governor Ramon Bungabong, board member Elizabeth Marie Calo, board member Dick Victor Carmona, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional director Lilibeth Famacion, DILG provincial director Ellen Vee Chua, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) regional director Jose Dumagan, Jr. ug mga kaubang IPs nga nagpunsisok sa governor’s conference room.

Ang pagkapili ni Datu Bawang gitagaag legalidad sa Certificate of Affirmation nga gipirmahan ni NCIP regional director Dumagan. Ang representasyon sa IPs diha sa mga local nga balay-balaoranan gimando sa Republic Act No. 8371, kun Indigenous Peoples Right Act of 1997 (IPRA).

Sa iyang mensahe, nagpasalamat si Datu Bawang ni gobernor Matba nga maoy nagpaluyo sa iyang pagkahimong magbabalaod.

“Miuban ako sa kalipay sa akong mga kauban sa tribo nga naa na tay tingog dinhi sa kagamhanan sa probinsya. Apan ako usab gibatig kakulba ning akong bag-ong tahas,” matud ni Datu Bawang.

Si Datu Bawang  taga sitio Likda, Barangay Simbalan, lungsod sa Buenavista. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)