(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 28 February, 2020) Caraga and Davao Region will experienced cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds from the Northeast and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough. PAGASA Mindanao/jaf

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Young learners visit Army camp

By 1Lt. Percival Carido

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur, Feb. 5 - The 26th Infantry “Ever Onward” Battalion (26IB), Philippine Army warmly welcomed the kindergarten pupils of the National Development Center, together with their parents, as they entered the camp’s premises on Thursday morning, January 30, 2020. The said center is located at Barangay Del Monte, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur.

A total of 48 pupils from the said institution participated in the said visit. According to Eileen Jane C. Descaya, kindergarten teacher, the said activity was aimed to expose the children to the diverse community places and meet the public servants who worked in different departments and offices in the government.

Descaya further emphasized that the community tour was part of the kindergarten curriculum. “This activity will inspire our young learners on what they would like to be when they grow up and provide awareness and appreciation of the natural and physical environment of each office as they wore different attires of the different government offices including the Philippine Army,” she said.


Happiness was noticeable in the little faces of the pupils as they enjoyed the various exhibits, distribution of souvenirs and other activities such as pictorials, face painting and photo booth. “Dako among pasalamat sa 26IB nga ilang gihatagan ug pagtagad kining aktibidad alang sa mga bata. Simple lang kine nga activity apan dako na kini ug impact alang sa among mga anak (We are thankful to the 26IB for this opportunity that they shared with the school children. This is just a simple activity, yet it creates a big impact to their minds and hearts),” one of the parents said.

Meanwhile, the 26IB expressed its gratitude to the faculty of the school and the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) for bringing their children to the modern and institutionalized army facility, be closer to the armies and be their inspiration, as it would create a huge impact to the children’s perception and win their trust.

“As we continue our reform initiatives through the implementation of the Army Transformation Roadmap (ATR), we actively support, advocate and participate in different peacebuilding discourse in the country. These include consultations and dialogues from various sectors, in the fulfillment of its support role in the government's peace thrust,” said 26IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Romeo C. Jimenea.

“This educational tour creates a huge impact in the minds of young learners as we instill in them the concept of soldiers being modern heroes and friendly neighbors. In addition, being patriotic and loyal to our government is very essential in their growing stage for they are the hope and heirs of our nation,” Jimenea added. (CMO Officer, 3SFBn/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Aklat hinggil sa eleksyon sa Pilipinas, inilunsad

LUNGSOD NG SURIGAO, Surigao del Norte, Pebrero 5 -- Inilunsad ang aklat na Prosesong Elektoral sa Filipinas (1846-1898): Ang Kaso ng Halalang Lokal sa Lalawigan ng Tayabas ni Dr. Gilbert E. Macarandang noong Enero 28, 2020, bilang paggunita sa ika-135 kaarawan ni Julian Cruz Balmaseda.

Unang kinilala ang pananaliksik na ito nang parangalan ito bilang pinakamahusay na disertasyon sa agham pampolitika noong Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda 2016.

Pangunahing tinalakay dito ang politikal na impluwensiya, ugnayan, at tunggalian ng estado, simbahan, at prinsipalya sa prosesong electoral sa pagpili ng gobernadorsilyo. Sa kabuoan, ang kaniyang disertasyon ay pag-aaral sa kasaysayan at kultura ng pagpili ng pinuno sa mga bayan ng Lalawigan ng Tayabas mula 1846 hanggang 1898.

Nagtapos si Dr. Gilbert E. Macarandang ng doktorado sa Araling Filiipinas (Philippine Studies) sa Pamantasang De La Salle-Manila. Sa kasalukuyan siyang nagtuturo ng kasaysayan sa Pamantasang De La Salle-DasmariƱas.

Pinagpupugayan ng KWF si Balmaseda bilang nangungunang makata, kritiko, at iskolar ng wika at kulturang Filipino. Naglingkod din siya bilang direktor ng Surian ng Wikang Pambansa na kilala bilang Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) ngayon.

Ang paglalathala at pagsusulat ng mga saliksik na nagtatampok sa paggamit ng wikang Filipino ay repleksiyon ng mataas na pagkilala hindi lang kay Julian Cruz Balmaseda kundi sa wikang Filipino bilang wika ng karunungan.

Maaaring makabili ng kopya ng librong ito sa KWF, 2/P Gusaling Watson, Kalye J.P. Laurel, San Miguel, Maynila. (KWF/VLG/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


POPCOM challenges LGUs for quality family

By Angelita B. Antonio

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 5 -- The regional office of the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) summoned the population officers and workers of the provinces, cities, and municipalities in Caraga region to concentrate all their efforts and resources on changing the lives of women, children, and adolescents for the better.

In the program assessment and planning workshop held earlier, POPCOM Caraga Regional Director Alexander A. Makinano pointed out that by putting people’s needs and aspirations upfront these will contribute to the achievement of United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that includes no poverty, good health and well-being, gender equality, reduced inequality, climate action, and partnerships to achieve the goal.

This major transition, among others, is expected to contribute to POPCOM’s PPMP targets that involve (1) enabling couples and individuals to plan their number of children in the context of responsible parenthood, (2) preventing early and repeated pregnancy among adolescents, and (3) enabling regional, sectoral, and local government agencies to integrate population factors and dynamics in development interventions.
Carrying over the programs on Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RP-FP), Adolescent Health and Development (AHD), and Population and Development (POPDEV) integration entails that local population offices in the region will administer programs and activities with POPCOM regional office providing supervisory and monetary assistance.

POPCOM-Caraga continues to provide technical and logistical support to LGUs in making demand generation and service delivery, particularly among women with unmet needs on modern family planning from poor households and communities.

This forms part of the continuing effort to intensify the implementation of the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP) and the National Program on Family Planning (NPPFP), POPCOM will mobilize Local Government Units (LGUs) by operationalizing its major program thrusts at the grassroots.

This new scheme covers POPCOM’s thrusts from 2020 to 2022.  It is set to roll out in the succeeding meetings and conferences that will involve its stakeholders. (POPCOM Caraga/PIA Caraga)

Top 5 sa Criminology Exam gipasidunggan sa AgNor SP

By Jessica O. Mellejor

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Pebrero 5 -- 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)