(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 28 May, 2020) Easterlies affecting Mindanao. Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Light winds from the Southeast to Variable with slight seas.

Thursday, February 6, 2020


POPCOM to heighten strategies for development

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 6 -- Amidst the various issues that the country is currently facing, the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) is optimistic with new perspective and prospects of positive change and innovations this 2020 and beyond, as the agency reboots its work plans for population and development leaving behind limited population planning.

In his directive to all regional offices of POPCOM, Undersecretary for Population and Development and Executive Director of POPCOM, Dr. Juan Antonio A. Perez III said the agency shall focus intensely on population and development.

Under its strategic plan, POPCOM strengthens coordination and networking to lower birth rates in achieving the early gains from the demographic dividend in a comprehensive manner.

POPCOM is eyeing that the huge young population to become productive working men and women helping the attainment of the country’s inclusive growth and development.

“As the lead agency of the population and development, our entire organization must lead and sustain the initiative nationally and regionally to make sure member national agencies and their regional offices are fully on board on the National Program on Population and Family Planning (NPPFP).” Perez addressing all POPCOM Regional Directors.

In the intensified implementation of the NPPFP, POPCOM ensures essential allies, local governments and their population structures for the agency’s presence and strong support for their work and stand shoulder to shoulder with them in agreed priority areas and communities.

POPCOM disclosed that through NPPFP they must be able to build, strengthen, and mobilize institutional partnerships and networking with development partners, civil society, and private sector to fill in the gap when local efforts and resources are inadequate.

Usec. Perez directed all regional offices: “We continue to reach out to the marginalized population groups such as adolescents and teen mothers, workers, urban poor, farmers, fisher folks and those in the last frontier to ensure inclusive development and that no one is behind.”

As emphasized by the good undersecretary, POPCOM will strongly take the lead in mobilizing the private health sector and work with civil society and different health organizations and enterprises related to ensure universal access to family planning and reproductive health services for every Filipino family and individual.

Along with its relevant partners from national down to the local level, POPCOM continuously strengthens programs and interventions to address increasing numbers of unintended and repeated pregnancies among adolescents and unmet need for modern family planning among couples and individuals… for a well-managed, well-planned, and empowered Filipino families and communities. (POPCOM/PIA-Caraga)

Top 5 sa Criminology Exam gipasidunggan sa AgNor SP

By Jessica O. Mellejor

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Pebrero 6 -- Gipasidunggan sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa Agusan del Norte si Bryl Pascua Ariola nga nahimong top 5 bag-ohay pa lamang sa gipahigayon nga Board Licensure Examination sa Criminology niadtong November 29-December 1,2019, didto sa Cagayan de Oro City nga adunay rating nga 90.25%.

Usa sa topnotcher mao si Bryl P. Ariola nga taga-Amontay, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte nga migradwar sa Saint Michael College of Caraga (SMCC) sa maong lungsod.

Ang 2019 Board Licensure Examination for Criminologist topnotcher mao ang panganay nga anak nga lalaki ni Valentine Ariola, Jr. ug Teresa Ariola, nga mga residente sa nasangpit nga munisipalidad.

Matod pa ni Provincial Board Member Erwin L. Dano, kinsa maoy nangamahan sa pasidungog, nga si Bryl P. Ariola angayan nga mahatagan og pasidungog sa iyang nahimo ug alang sa iyang kaugalingon nga dedikasyon ug kakugi nga nagdala sa maayo nga ngalan sa munisipalidad sa Nasipit ug sa Lalawigan sa Agusan del Norte ug nagdala og kadungganan ug garbo sa mga Agusanon.

Ang Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ug ang Board of Criminology (BOC) tinuig nga nagpahigayon sa Board Licensure Examination for Criminology (BLEC) sa mga bulan sa Nobyembre ug Disyembre.

Kini naaprobahan niadtong January 27, 2020 sa pagpangamahan ni Provincial Board Member Dano, diin tsirman sa Committee on Information and Communication. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)