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Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Tagalog News: Army commander ipagpapatuloy ang paghahanap sa mga teroristang CPP-NPA-NDF

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Hulyo 24 (PIA) - Ipagpapatuloy ng militar ang pagtugis sa mga miyembro ng Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People's Army, and the National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) dito sa Caraga Region.

Ito ang mensaheng binigyang-diin ni Major General Ronald Villanueva sa kanyang pakikipanayam sa media kamakailan, kasabay sa ika-46 na selebrasyon sa anibersaryo ng 401st Brigade, Philippine Army sa Camp Datu Lipus Makapandong, New Leyte, Barangay Awa, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.

Ayon kay Villanueva, ang 4ID ay nakapokus sa kanilang development support and security plan – kapayapaan sa Armed Forces, kung saan ang 4ID ay may joint campaign plan kasama ang Police Regional Office sa Region 10 at 13. 

Nagsasagawa umano sila ng clearing operations sa Guerilla Zones at dismantling o pagkalas sa Guerilla Fronts sa probinsya ng Agusan del Sur at Surigao del Sur.

Dagdag pa ni Major General Villanueva, marami na umano napasukong NPA ang ibat-ibang batalyon ng 4ID at nakatanggap na rin ng tulong mula sa gobyerno.

Hinimok din niya ang mga local government units at local chief executives na tulungan at suportahan sila sa kampanyang ito at mas lalo pang paigtingin ang implementasyon ng kanilang mga programa at serbisyo at maiparating ito sa ibat-ibang komunidad ng rehiyon lalung-lalo na sa liblib na lugar kung saan ang karamihan sa mga naninirahan dito ay sinasamantala ng mga teroristang NPA na sumanib sa kanilang grupo.

Maliban sa mga sundalo, may mga nadagdag pa umanong CAFGUs na nagbabantay at nagsisiguro sa proteksyon ng mga mamamayan sa mga komunidad.

Ayon naman kay Brigadier General Andres Centino, ang komander ng 401st Brigade, Philippine Army, mas pinagtibay pa umano nila ang kanilang maayos at magandang samahan at relasyon kasama ang mga Indigenous Peoples sa probinsya ng Agusan del Sur at Surigao del Sur at tinutulungan nila ito sa pagresolba ng kanilang mga issues and concerns.

Pinaparating din niya sa mga residente sa malalayo o liblib na lugar na ang gobyerno ay patuloy na nagbibigay ng mga programa at serbisyo na tumutugon sa kanilang pangangailangan, ayon na rin sa mahigpit na mandato ng Presidente.

Samantala, hinimok din ni retired Brigadier General Rogelio Villanueva, ang pang-siyam na kumander ng 401st brigade at siya ring naging panauhing pandangal sa anibersaryo ng 401st brigade, na ang mga sundalo, lokal na pamahalaan at ahensya ng gobyerno, kasama ng mga mamamayan ay magkaisa at sama-samang labanan ang terorismo at mamuhay nang matiwasay sa maunlad na rehiyon. (PIA-Caraga)

DAR AgNor turns over P4.4-M hauling truck to abaca farmers

By Gil E. Miranda

BUTUAN CITY, July 24 - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of Agusan del Norte, through the Project Convergence on Value-Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment (ConVERGE), recently turned over Php4.486 million worth 10-wheeler hauling truck to enhance the transport and handling of abaca fiber enterprise of San Isidro Upland Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SIUFMULCO) here.

In a ceremony held, DAR Caraga Regional Director Alejadro S. Otacan, together with Provincial Agrarian Reform Project Officer II (PARPO II) Andre Atega, led the turnover of hauling truck to the officials of SIUFMULCO represented by the Board of Director Chairman Papias G. Bernados and Manager Leonora B. Mila.

According to PARPO Atega, the hauling truck will give way to improve the delivery of abaca fiber to a large scale manner that would spur economic productivity for the rural workers as well as to the SIUFMULCO as the lead proponent group of 20 agrarian organizations in TUJAKITSAN Cluster comprises of four municipalities of Tubay, Jabonga, Kitcharao and Santiago. 

“It will improve inbound and outbound logistics of abaca fibers from the cluster of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organization (ARBO) members through the marketing and selling into different distribution channels that include Davao, Leyte, Iligan and Albay,” Atega said. 

SIUFMULCO Manager Leonora Mila thanked the agrarian reform Project ConVERGE for the support that it benefitted to more than 2,000 abaca farmer-members and 454 indigenous peoples in TUJAKITSAN Cluster. 

“We are indeed thankful for the timely arrival of new hauling truck since we were struggling with our old truck prone to breakdown and does not last long, cannot load large volume, compared to the newly arrived which we can save thousands of pesos from commissioning some units from other transport services,” Mila said. 

According to Mila, the arrival of hauling truck brings more opportunity to supply more abaca fibers to different markets. As it continues to expand its operation, aside from local buyers, SIUFMULCO also plans to venture other big abaca pulping companies abroad.

Mila also said that the new 20-tonner hauling truck has been a decade-long dream. But now, through Project ConVERGE, it became a reality, even if it went a several processes and pathways along the way.

“Daghan salamat sa DAR Project ConVERGE diin nahatagan og katumanan ang among gidamgo nga 20-tonner hauling truck (We thanked the efforts of DAR provincial office thru project ConVERGE in realizing our dreamed of 20-tonner hauling truck)," Mila added. (DAR-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)