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Saturday, February 1, 2020


Claver fisherfolk beneficiaries receive 15 motorized FRP boats

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Feb. 1 -- It was a great way to start the year when about 15 fisherfolk beneficiaries from the municipality of Claver in Surigao del Norte formally received on January 10, 2020, a total of 15 fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) boats from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) - Caraga.

The distribution was headed by BFAR-Caraga Regional Director Visa Tan-Dimerin together with Mayor Georgia Gokiangkee of Claver.

The turnover ceremony was also attended by the members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Barangay Urbiztondo local officials, and BFAR-Caraga F/B Pagbabago focal person Restituto Bautista.

Aside from the 22-footer FRP boats, the recipients also received 7.5 horsepower diesel marine engines each. 

In her message, Gokiangkee expressed how they direly needed these programs for the fisherfolk's livelihood.


"To the beneficiaries, unta magmalampuson kamo sa inyo panginabuhi. Awhaga ang inyong kaubang mangingisda nga gamiton ang baroto sa legal nga pamaagi lamang (To the beneficiaries, I hope that you will be more successful in your livelihood. Encouraged your fellows to use the boats properly and legally as intended for their purpose)," said Gokiangkee.

On the other hand, Dimerin challenged the beneficiaries not to sell their boats and accessories because the 'Banka Ko, Gawa Ko' program is implemented for livelihood and to increase the food production or harvest, and to increase the income, as emphasized also by Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar in his concept on the ‘new thinking’ for agriculture.

Dimerin also assured the participants that BFAR-Caraga will continue to support the municipality of Claver through various training and provide the beneficiaries with fishing nets for better catch and income.

Bautista, the F/B Pagbabago focal person, conducted a six-day hands-on training on the construction of FRP boats in Claver from November 26 to December 1, 2019.

BFAR provided the materials and trainers while the local government unit of Claver provided the working area, water, and electricity. The fisherfolk beneficiaries built the boats and are expected to maintain them. (BFAR-Caraga/VLG/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

KWF nakatakdang ilunsad ang ‘Estilong Filipino’ sa Pebrero

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Pebrero 1 -- Ilulunsad ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ang pinakabagong Estilong Filipino, ang magiging opisyal na gabay sa peryodismong pangkampus sa Filipino sa buong bansa katuwang ang DepEd National Schools Press Conference (NSPC).

Bilang bahagi ng mandato ng KWF na pangalagaan ang mga wika sa bansa, magbibigay din ng libreng seminar ang KWF para sa paggamit ng naturang Estilong Filipino.

Inaanyayahan ang mga national finalist na mga gurong tagapayo ng mga peryodikong pangkampus na dumalo sa naturang seminar na gaganapin sa 18 Pebrero 2020, mula ika-9:00 ng umaga hanggang ika-5:00 ng hapon sa St. Paul University, Tuguegarao Cagayan.

Bukod sa libreng seminar, pararangalan din ng KWF ang mga magwawagi sa KWF Pambansang Gawad Wenceslao Q. Vinzons sa Peryodismong Pangkampus 2020.

Kikilalanin at pararangalan nito ang mga pahayagang pampaaralan na nagpamalas ng sinop at husay sa paggamit ng wikang Filipino. (Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino/PIA-Caraga)