(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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Butuan senior citizens seek additional free meds 

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 16 (PIA) -- Though provided with complete meals daily inside the Por Cristo, a center for the abandoned elderly, the senior citizens asked for free medicines for different types of medications including vitamin supplements.

Because of old age, they said they sought the love and care from people around them, especially those who were neglected by their family and has no one to turn to.

During the visit of the members of the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Senior Citizens (RIAC-SC) Caraga at Por Cristo, the elderly men and women received personal hygiene kits and food packs. The department of health also conducted free blood sugar testing.
Lola Remedios Ambal, 69 years old from Gingoog City was one of the elderlies inside the Por Cristo who benefitted from the said activity.

She said she was delighted to have been visited by a group of individuals from various organizations and brought in-kind donations and food. However, she also wished that the government would provide them free medicines for hypertension, diabetes, and the like.

Ambal was emotional as she shared how she missed her family, who have not visited her for a long time. “We’re very happy to see you here visiting us. There were times when nobody visits us, and it really makes us sad and alone,” she said.

Free medicines were also the main request of lolo Alfredo Luna, as he also is suffering from arthritis. He said, Por Cristo could not sustain the provision of medicines due to budgetray constraints. Hence, he asked for long-term support of medicines by the government and other concerned organizations.

According to Susan Maestrado, home supervisor of Por Cristo, with the increasing number of senior citizens sheltered at the said center, they continue to give their best to provide the daily needs of the elderly.

She also hopes that the local government unit and other stakeholders would continue to reach out and give their donations.

“We are thankful to the city and provincial government for they are very supportive to Por Cristo. We hope that they would continue to extend assistance to sustain our services for the senior citizens here in the center,” said Susan Maestrado, home supervisor, Por Cristo.

Meanwhile, Ana Semacio, focal person for senior citizens of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga emphasized that children should never abandon their parents. They must love and take good care of them instead.
“Children should love and take good care of their parents until they get older. This is our way to pay them back from their hard work and for the incomparable love and care they show to us when we were still young,” said Semacio. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Gob Corvera kanunay gibandera ang 'pro-active' nga panerbisyo

By Aimee B. Sienes

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Oktubre 16 -- Tinuod sa iyang istorya ang amahan sa lalawigan, si Agusan del Norte Gobernador Dale B. Corvera, nga iyang gilakaw iyang mga pulong nga ‘mag-pro-active sa pagpanerbisyo,’ alang sa kalamboan sa katawhan.

Mao kini ang usa sa naapil sa iyang agenda nga iyang gilatad atol sa Transition Ceremony sa unang adlaw sa iyang pagpanerbisyo isip gobernador.

Sulod sa halos tulo ka bulan sugod paglingkod pagka-gobernador, gituman na ni Gob. Dale ang iyang saad nga molihok alang sa maayong serbisyo sa katawhan.

Niadtong Agosto 30, adunay breakfast meeting sayo sa buntag kauban si Budget Secretary Wendel E. Avisado aron sakto ang paggamit sa badyet sa probinsya ug unsaon ang mga pamaagi nga mamenosan ang pagsalig sa Internal Revenue Allotment kun IRA.

Sa susamang adlaw aduna usab meeting sa mga staff sa Cabadbaran District Hospital aron mas mapalambo pa ang mga serbisyo ug pasilidad sa ospital ug personal nga nag-preside sa budget hearing alang tuig 2020.

Adlawng Dominggo, Setyembre 1, nakig-meeting si Gob. Dale sa tibuok Barangay Council sa Cabinet, Cabadbaran City ug iyang gi-share iyang mga eksperyensya sa mga pamaagi sa budgeting kauban si City Budget Officer Bernand O. Ladaga.

Didto usab sa Manila si Gob. Dale niadtong Setyembre 3 aron sa pagtambong sa meeting pinangunahan ni Agriculture Secretary William Dar kauban ang ubang Provincial Governors sa tibuok nasod ug Land Bank President Cecilia Borromeo aron sa pag-discuss unsa ang mga pamaagi nga makatabang sa sector sa agrikultura ilabina sa ubos nga farm gate buying price alang sa palay ug pangita og pamaagi nga masulbad ang maong problema.

Sa kataposang iskedyul ayha mibalik sa lalawigan si Gob. Dale, aduna pay laing meeting iyang gitambongan kauban si Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año nga gitambongan usab nila Cong. Angel Amante-Matba ug Cabadbaran City Mayor Judy Chin Amante didto sa Quezon City niadtong adlawng Miyerkoles, Setyembre 4. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)