(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 14 November, 2019) Today, the center of Tropical Storm "RAMON" was estimated at 365 km East of Legazpi City,Albay (13.4N,127.1E), with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h. It is moving West Northwest at 10 km/h. Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds from Northwest to Southwest with slight to moderate seas. PAGASA/jpf

Thursday, October 24, 2019

AgNor PPOC strengthens strategies to end communist armed conflict

By Nora L. Molde

NASIPIT, Agusan del Norte, Oct. 24 (PIA) – The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) of the province of Agusan del Norte has strengthened its strategies to end local communist armed conflict by bringing different government services directly to the people in the identified far-flung barangays especially those rebel infested villages.

More than 2,000 residents of Barangays Camagong, Aclan and Jaguimitan have benefitted the free services from the government during the conduct of the PPOC immersion with the help of the different government offices in the province.

Nasipit Mayor Enrico Corvera said the conduct of the PPOC immersion in his municipality is of great help in bringing the services of the government to the different areas where insurgency is present. This will also a strategy in knowing what are the other needs of the residents.

Aside from the different services like medical and dental consultations, seedlings of fruit-bearing trees were also given.

Belmore Diamante, one of the beneficiaries during the PPOC immersion, was thankful for bringing the services to their area. He said because of this, he felt the presence of the government and availed what is being offered to them for free.

Also, Juanita Prejoles, one of the senior citizens of barangay Camagong, who received free reading glasses said this is the first time that she received such assistance from the government. 

Governor Dale Corvera believed that poverty and lack of services to the people are the reasons why other people still support the propaganda of the New Peoples Army (NPA).

He said the Provincial Peace and Order Council is working to bring the government services needed to the barangays especially those rebel-infested areas.

Also, Rep. Maria Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba called on other NPA members to go back to the government. "There is no reason why you will go against the government, because we are doing everything to help you," she said.

The conduct of the PPOC immersion in the barangays is one way to fully implement Executive Order No. 70 of President Rodrigo Duterte to end local communist armed conflict in the area, said Provincial Director Ellen Vee Chua of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. (NCLM/PIA Agusan del Norte)

120 youths from conflict-affected villages undergo leadership training

By 1Lt. Roel T. Maglalang

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte, Oct. 24 – A total of 120 youths from the three conflict-affected barangays of Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte attended the three-day Barangay Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) on October 11-13, 2019 held at the Casiklan National High School, Brgy. Casiklan, Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte.

The local government unit of Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte in partnership with the 23rd Infantry "Masigasig" Battalion (IB), Philippine Army gathered the youth from the barangays of Ibuan, Casiklan and Durian (IBUCADUR) to nurture and develop them to become responsible citizens and a good leader in the near future.


The said summit with the theme “Kabatan-onan Hiusahon aron Kaugmaon ug Kahapsay Maangkon” (Unite the Youth for Brighter Future) included a series of lectures from different stakeholders, small group discussions, disaster preparedness orientation, cultural presentation, team-building activities, and spiritual enlightenment.

Punong Barangay  Edwin C. Pasquito of Brgy Casiklan extended his gratitude to the local government unit of Las Nieves and 23IB for conducting the YLS.

“Always remember that you are still young having juvenile mind and principles in life. Avoid being victimized by the NPAs for you to live having no fear of threat and atrocities. Let us support our government. We only have one government; who provides opportunities and services to its people. You are the hope of our nation, always take good care of your future and love the life you have,” said Pasquito.

Meanwhile, Las Nieves Mayor Avelina S. Rosales thanked the 23IB for their efforts in conducting Barangay YLS in her town. "This activity is our way of communicating with our Youth to show that the government is concerned of their welfare because we want them to be always in a peaceful situation. Also, I encourage the participants to be a good leader in the future,” she said.

Moreover, Lt. Col. Francisco L. Molina Jr, 23IB Commanding Officer, urged the youth not to be afraid to dream big, "Do not stop until you reach it. We will be so glad to see you soon as one of the great leaders who will stand for peace and development in your barangay. Also, always put in mind what you have learned here, and do not let the enemies ruin your lives. Always be a responsible youth and start it in your families, in school and your community as well,” Molina said. (CMO Officer, 23IB, Philippine Army/PIA Agusan del Norte)

SOA swine production program nagmalampuson

By Jessica O. Mellejor

DAKBAYAN SA CABADBARAN, Oktubre 24 -- Mokabat sa 600 ka mga partisipante sa School-On-The-Air (SOA) Swine Production Program ang mi-gradwar niadtong Oktubre 16, 2019 didto sa E&G Convention Center sa dakbayan sa Cabadbaran.

Ang SOA gipangunahan sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa Agusan del Norte pinaagi sa Provincial Veterinary Office (PVET) sa pakigtambayayong sa Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 13, ug Cabadbaran City Agriculture Office.

Kini ang pinakauna nga higayon sa pagdumala sa usa ka SOA Program sa maong buhatan.

Dako ang nahimong responsibilidad sa office sa PVET tungod kay sila man ang gitahasan nga maoy mo dumala sa maong programa ug sa mga katuyoan ug mga pamaagi niini labina na sa kadugayon sa pag-implementar niini ingon man ang target sa mga enrollees ug gitahasan usab nga mahuman ang gilaraw nga hilisgutan o giya sa pag-broadcast lakip na ang pagtudlo niini.


Kini gisugdan niadtong Mayo nga adunay usa ka oras matag semana nga sesyon sulod sa 16 ka semana.

Ang SOA nagtumong aron masulbad ang mga problema ug panginahanglan sa produksiyon sa mga baboy.

Kini gitambungan ni Provincial Board Member Meriam Pagaran, isip representante ni Governor Dale B. Corvera ug ni City Vice Mayor Rey G. Jamboy, representante ni City Mayor Judy C. Amante, uban ang mga personahi sa ATI-RTC 13, Dr. Belen Aruelo sa PVET office ug mga LGU Coordinators. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)

Agusan Norte LGUs sumailalim sa crisis management training

By Nora L. Molde


LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Oktubre 24 (PIA) -- Mahalaga na ang mga pinuno mismo ng lokal na pamahalaan ang may sapat na kaalaman sa pagtugon sa anumang krisis o sakuna.

Iyan ang binigyang diin sa tatlong araw na crisis management training sa lungsod ng Butuan na dinaluhan ng mga local chief executives mula sa iba’t ibang bayan ng Agusan del Norte.

Ayon kay Kitcharao mayor Aristotle Montante, napakahalaga ang nasabing pagsasanay lalo na at ang kanilang bayan ay isa sa may pinakamaraming barangay sa probinsya na apektado sa insurhensiya.

“Napakahalaga ang training na ito, dahil nadagdagan ang aming kaalaman kung paano ang tamang pagresponde sa panahon na may krisis ang aming bayan, lalo na’t sa mga kagagawan ng mga NPAs kung saan apektado ang maraming residente,' pahayag ni Montante.


Paliwanag pa ni Provincial DRRMO chief Erma Suyo, napakaimportante ang kaalaman ng isang local chief executive sa pagresponde sa isang krisis dahil sila ang unang responders. Malalaman nila kung paano ang pagresponde.

Kwento naman ni municipal DRRM officer Roberto Calubag, Jr. batay sa kanyang karanasan ay maraming internally displaced persons ang nangangailangan ng tulong sa mga lugar na nagkaroon ng bakbakan ay isa na ang bayan ng Kitcharao.

Ayon kay doctor Kristoffer Berse ng University of the Philippines Resilience Institute, ang mga kalahok ay tinuruan din ng mga naaayon na paraan sa pagresponde sa isang human-induced crisis. (NCLM/PIA Agusan del Norte)

'AGUSAN UP!’ giya sa kalamboan gipresenta ni Gob. Corvera

By Aimee B. Sienes


DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Oktubre 24 -- Gipresenta ni Agusan del Norte Gobernador Dale B. Corvera ang ‘AGUSAN UP!’ nga maoy giya sa probinsya aron matahak ubos sa iyang administrasyon ang sakto nga direksyon ug dalan paingon sa kalamboan.

Kini napahitabo atol sa gipahigayon nga upat ka adlaw nga Executive-Legislative Agenda (ELA) Formulation Workshop ug bechmarking activities didto sa Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City niadtong September 18-21.

Ang AGUSAN UP! namugna nga ang tumong ug tuyo padulong sa Agricultural and Processing productivity Optimization; Genuine Concern for the Welfare of the Poor and the Marginalized, Youth and Children, Differently-Abled Persons, Elderly and the Indigenous Peoples; Utilizing, Capitalizing on Government Assets to Raise Revenues; Sustaining the Gains of the Previous Administration and Strengthening Cooperation with the National Government Agencies; Advance the Cause of Peace and the Rule of Law and Order; Natural Greening of Environment and Resiliency to Disasters; Unity of Vision, Complementarity of Mission and Close Coordination in the Implementation of Programs and Projects Among all Government Functionaries in the Province; and People’s Participation.

Puno sa kalagsik si Gob. Dale nga nag-presenta sa AGUSAN UP! atubangan ni Bise Gobernador Ramon AG. Bungabong, Provincial Board Members, Chiefs of Office ug Chiefs of Hospital.

Ang development team sa probinsya nagdiskusyon sa plataporma sa governance, katuyoan ug stratehiya nga gipaluyohan sa mga lehislasyon nga nahisubay sa mga prayoridad sa national government nga pagahimoon ug i-implementar karon sa termino sa kasamtangang opisyal sa lalawigan.

Matod pa ni Gob. Dale nga sa iyang liderato karon ang AGUSAN UP! Mao ang iyang eight-point agenda aron makab-ot ang hayahay nga kahimtang ug pamuyo sa katawhan sa Agusan del Norte.

Ang iyang mga programa naglangkob sa nagkalain-laing programa ug proyekto nga ang pinakatumong mao ang poverty alleviation o pagkawala sa kapobrehon sa tawo.

Hugot ang suporta sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ug magpalabang kini og resolusyon aron sa pag-adopt sa AGUSAN UP! Aron masugdan na dayon ang mga angay buhaton nga lakang aron matinuod ang mga damgo alang sa kalamboan sa probinsya. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)