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Monday, July 30, 2018


Butuan PNP bags top spot in BPAT skills competition

BUTUAN CITY, July 30 -- The Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) contingent of Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) won first place during the 1st Police Regional Office (PRO)-13’s BPAT Skills Competition, held Saturday here.

The competition was held in line with the observance of the 23rd Police Community Relations (PCR) Month participated in by the Police Provincial Offices and BCPO.

Six teams showcased their readiness and effectiveness in the arrest and handcuffing techniques, disaster response during earthquake and medical first aid.

“We recognize the role of our BPAT in our crime prevention and crime solving efforts, internal security operation and disaster management and control program,” PRO-13 Director Chief Supt. Noli Romana said.

The region’s top cop also added that apart from developing the capabilities and confidence of the BPAT in responding to the different scenarios, the activity also aimed at strengthening the partnership between the police and the force multipliers.

Also recognized as winners during the competition were the team from Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office as 2nd place and the team from Surigao del Norte Police Provincial office which garnered third place.

Winners received PhP10, 000.00 for the 1st place, PhP7, 000.00 for the 2nd place and PhP5, 000.00 for the 3rdplace. (FEA/PRO13/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: Mga magsasaka sa Agusan del Norte nakinabang sa Project kaPALAYapaan ng probinsiya

Ni Nora L. Molde

BAYAN NG BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte, Hulyo 30 (PIA) -- Labing-anim na magsasaka sa bayan ng Buenavista, Agusan del Norte na may sinasakahang mahigit 17 ektarya ang binigyan ng suporta ng pamahalaang probinsyal ng Agusan del Norte sa pamamagitan ng Project kaPALAYapaan. Ang mga napiling magsasaka ay binigyan ng pinansyal at technical na assistance upang mapalago ang kani-kanilang sakahan at tumaas ang kanilang ani.

Sa ginanap na ceremonial rice planting sa barangay Guinabsan, sa bayan ng Buenavista, binigyang diin ni gobernador Maria Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba ang kahalagahan ng pagkakaroon ng commitment galing sa mga magsasaka sapagkat malaki ang perang gagamitin para sa proyektong ito. 

Ayon kay Gob. Matba, hindi na kailangang ibalik pa ng mga magsasaka ang pinansyal na tulong ng probinsya ngunit kailangang tuparin din ng mga magsasaka ang kanilang tungkulin upang mapalago ito at makita ang paglago nga kanilang mga kabuhayan at hindi lang dapt umasa sa tulong ng gobyerno. 

Dagdag pa ni Gob. Matba, ang Guinabsan farmers ang gagawing pilot project ng gobyerno, lahat ng gastusin ay ibibigay ng probinsya at kung sakaling ito ay magtagumpay, ito ay ipapatupad sa buong probinsya ng Agusan del Norte. 

Ayon naman kay 23rd IB, Philippine Army commanding officer Leutenant Colonel Francisco Molina, Jr. maliban sa pinansyal na tulong, binhi at fertilizer, ang mga magsasakang unang nabigyan ng tulong ay tatanggap din ng  technical na suporta. Sila din ay gagabayan mula sa pagtanim hanggang sa pag ani nito at katulong nila ang 23rd IB upang tagumpay itong maisakatuparan.

Dagdag pa ni Molina, ang kaPALAYapaan ay malaking tulong sa mga magsasaka upang tumaas ang kanilang ani at maiangat ang kanilang kabuhayan ayon na din sa mga testimonya sa mga naunang gumamit nito sa lungsod ng Tago, Surigao del Sur at Claver, Surigao del Norte. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

DSWD Caraga names 2018 'Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya'

Ni Joana Rica P. Millama

BUTUAN CITY, July 30 -- After a series of desk and field validations within the region, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga officially named this year’s Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya.

Adoralin Miones, a solo parent along with her four children, won the regional search, besting four other families vying for the 2018 competition.

Her children, John Michael, Oliver, Adrian, and Aldea, live with her in the modest barangay of Camagong, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

In spite of experiencing a broken relationship with her husband, 44-year old Adoralin raised her children by being a single motor driver.

Pagbiya sa akong bana tuig 2009, nagsulay ko og drive sa motor nga kabilin sa akong tatay. Sa permiro, lisod gayud kay naay mga tawo nga tahado musakay. Pero nakalahutay ko tungod sa akong mga anak, sa ila ko nagkuha og hugot nga kusog (When my husband left in 2009, I tried driving the motorcycle which was my father’s heritage. At first, it was very hard since people are intimidated to ride. But I endured because of my children; they are my strength)," she shared.

Aside from being a female driver, she is also an active Pantawid Pamilya parent leader, secretary of various organizations in their barangay such as Camagong Farmers Multi-Purpose, Fisherfolks Cooperative, Sustainable Livelihood Association, consultant of Soam Phil-International Distributors Corporation, and alumni president of their batch at Camagong Elementary School.

Wala gayud namo sukad gikaulaw si Mama sa tanan, kay siya ang nagbuhi sa amoang pamilya bisag siya ra isa naningkamot (We have never looked down on our mother, because she raised our family on her own hardwork),” the third son, Adrian proudly said.

Adoralin’s involvement does not end there though, for she would always make sure to be with her children in every activity during their free time.

Meanwhile, Adrian and Aldea are also receiving recognitions for their achievements. As a family, they are also devoted to their faith and passionate in serving and helping others.

The field validation (regional search) was conducted last July 16-20, 2018 through the validating team composed of the Regional Training Specialist Anafe Lecciones, CSO/ESGP-PA Focal Mark June Torillo, IP Focal Anamie Echano, and three Information Officers from the Social Marketing Unit.

The objective of the activity is to recognize family-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) who maintain strong family ties, demonstrate positive Filipino values, create positive impact in the community and empower children and family beneficiaries for an improved quality of life.

The Miones Family is expected to compete in national search this September as the Region’s entry. (DSWD-13/PIA-Caraga)