(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 03 August, 2020) At 3:00 AM today, Severe Tropical Storm "DINDO" {HAGUPIT} was estimated based on all available data at 470 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes (24.3°N, 123.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 115 km/h. It is moving Northwestward at 15 km/h. Meanwhile, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 570 km East Southeast of Davao City, Davao del Sur (5.9°N, 130.8°E). Caraga and Davao Region will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms due to Trough of LPA. The rest of the Mindanao will have partly cloudy skies to at times cloudy with rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds from northeast to northwest and the coastal waters will be slight to moderate.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Rubber production at marketing project itinurn-over sa Butuan City

 

By Nora C. Lanuza

 

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Hulyo 10 (PIA) – Isang Integrated Rubber Production at Marketing Project na nagkakahalaga ng P22.1 miilion ang itiner-over ng Departemnt of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) sa Km. 7 Farmers’ Producers Cooperative (KFPC) sa barangay Tungao dito sa lungsod.


Malaki ang pasalamat ng nasabing kooperatiba dahil matagal na nila itong pangarap na maepondar. Ayon kay KFPC chairperson Samuel Calawigan, Jr. isa itong panaginip na naging totoo para sa kanila na mga myembro.
Malaking tulong ang nasabing proyekto dahil ang kooperatiba ang isa sa nagbibigay ng serbisyo sa mga rubber growers sa Butuan City at sa karatig na mga bayan dito.

Kabilang sa nasabing proyekto ang pagpapatayo ng warehouse, seedling production building at seedbed na susuporta  sa mga myembro at mga rubber growers.
Ayon din ay KFPC general manager Nilo Calipayan, target nilang mas maparami pa hanggang 500 hectares ang rubber plantation kada taon, kaya at napakalaking tulong na ito ng DA upang maisakatuparan ang mga ito.

Sa ngayon, mayroon ng 460 myembro ang kooperatiba.
Kampante naman si DA regional executive director Abel James Monteagudo na maging maayos at pagpapatagbo ng kooperatiba dahil tulong-tulong ang mga myembro nito at maganda ang reputasyon.

Maliban sa P22.1 million rubber production at marketing project, kasalukuyan din ang konstruksyon ng 9.82 kilometer na farm-to-market road na nagkakahalaga ng P158.9 million na siguradong makakasuporta sa operasyon ng nasabing kooperatiba. (NCL/PIA Caraga)


Government agencies, media hand-over relief assistance to remote village in AgSur town

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, July 10 (PIA) -- Despite the distance from the municipal proper of San Francisco in the province of Agusan del Sur, the local residents particularly the youth in Purok 8, Barangay New Visayas were delighted to have received different sorts of relief assistance that have reached their place.

This initiative was made possible by the individuals from the provincial government of Agusan del Sur with the local government unit of San Francisco, media entities and other concerned government agencies that travelled in kilometers just to hand in the food packs, snacks, seedlings, toys, shoes and slippers for the residents.

The beneficiaries were thankful for the aid extended to them from the government and partners, especially during this time where the community quarantine is still strictly implemented.

“We are happy to have visited by the personnel from the different government offices and media, who brought us good news and relief assistance that we need. We really appreciate the effort of our government and the private sector who care for us and our welfare,” said alias “Pedro”, a former rebel.

Alias Pedro also requested that the local government give due attention in providing them concrete roads, so transportation going to and from the area would be more easier and convenient.

“We are humbly requesting our provincial government officials to help us also in developing the roads here in our place, so that we would experience easier and convenient transportation,” added Pedro.

According to Richard Grande, president of Agusan del Sur Media Club, most of the residents are family members or relatives of the former rebels, who are now active supporters of the government and are constantly helping in the ways to address the problem on insurgency, among others.

Meanwhile, Governor Santiago Cane, Jr., encouraged all the residents to be more vigilant and to prevent themselves from being victims of the deception and lies of the Communist Party of the Philippine - New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

RTF for COVID-19 OKs limited commercial flights in Caraga

By Doreen Marielle N. Rosales

BUTUAN CITY, July 10 (PIA) -- The Regional Task Force for COVID-19 One Caraga Shield (RTF-COCS) has approved the resumption of limited commercial flights to and from Caraga Region, starting with Bancasi Airport in Butuan City on 08 July 2020.

During its 9th Teleconference Meeting held last July 3, the task force allowed the said resumption of flights by virtue of the Resolution No.  49, S. 2020, entitled “A Resolution Allowing the Resumption of Commercial Air Flights at the Bancasi Airport in Butuan City, Subject to Specific Conditions”, provided that the following precautionary measures are put in place.

Resumption of commercial airline operations shall be allowed on July 8 for Cebu Pacific and July 13 for Philippine Airlines. Both airline companies shall each be allowed to operate one flight, four times in a week only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Airline operators shall be limited to operate at 50% of their seating capacity, which may be increased to 75 percent, depending on the COVID-19 developments in the region.

Passengers are required to present their COVID-19 test results, which shall not be older than five days prior to their travel date. The said tests may either be rapid antibody test (RAT) or reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) prior to boarding the aircraft and will be shouldered by the passengers. Likewise, passengers who will not be able to present a negative RAT or RT-PCR negative result shall not be allowed to board the airplane. The cost of testing may be added to the passenger’s travel fare, should the airline companies themselves consider facilitating the passenger’s testing prior to boarding the aircraft.

Airline companies are also required to secure the personal details of the passengers relating to the address of their final destinations and their contact numbers.

Meanwhile, in the light of the increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 from inbound local stranded individuals (LSIs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs), the RTF-COCS also pushed for a more regulated entry of LSIs into the region by requiring all those arriving to be tested at their point of origin and be quarantined for 14 days at their point of destination.

Passed by the RTF-COCS, Resolution No. 50, S. 2020, entitled “A Resolution Requiring All Arriving Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) Into the Region to be Tested at Their Point of Origin and be Quarantined for Fourteen (14) Days at their Point of Destination” intends to lower or prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19 while also facilitating the entry of returning residents into the region.

During the same meeting, the request of the city government of Butuan to implement modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in 33 identified barangays from July 4-15 was also concurred, per the recommendation of the Regional Validation and Screening Committee (RSVC). (Amethyst Joy A. Galos, NEDA Caraga/DMNR/PIA-Caraga)

DA’s FMR in Caraga: A catalyst for development

By Kent Warren H. Fugoso

BUTUAN CITY, July 10 -- The implementation of Farm-to-Market Roads (FMR) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) has since led to the continuous development of various livelihoods in agriculture and fishery. This led to a more accessible and productive farm area, reduced cost of mobility, and faster delivery of farm products.

The DA Caraga in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Local Government Units (LGUs) implemented and completed 121 FMRs with a total worth of P1.9 billion. In five years time (2015-2019), a total of 185.6 kilometers (km.) was constructed regionwide.

These FMR projects apportioned to different provinces and LGUs changed the progression of the agriculture and fishery sector in the region in terms of profit, market, production, and transportation.

“Our FMR projects are responsible for linking our production area towards the intended market of the product we are producing. If it does not link directly to our intended market, it will somehow link to the road network leading to the market,” said Engineering Division Head Engr. Rene Morales.

“It is not just our farmer’s products that we are going to link to the market, but also it will bring easy access to import agricultural inputs to our respective production areas,” he added.
Agricultural inputs are products that are needed in crop and livestock production. This includes seeds, fertilizers, feedstuffs, and plant protection products.

Mobility wise, these projects have affected positively to the efforts exerted by the farmers in rural areas now, compared to the traditional practices of transporting before.

“There is really an advantage if we have an FMR project in the LGU. Before, the roadway of our farmers is muddy and crooked, which is a stress for them because they used “habal-habal” or improvised motorcycles with extended wings when transporting their products. Through the FMR, things got easier and the best quality of their products still remain,” said FMR Focal Person, Thessa Bongcawel.

For the 121 successfully completed FMRs in the region, communities living near these projects have great stories to tell. Stories of life transformation, better connections, and a secure future for the next generation.

According to Acresia P. Camarin, current Barangay Chairperson of Barangay Del Pilar, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, the FMR program has given better road access to them and the Indigenous community living in the area.

“Better road access has been experienced by our Mamanwa Community in Del Pilar. Even though it’s not that close to their area, it’s still a lesser burden for them because it’s already accessible unlike before. Now, they can easily transport their harvested crops like abaca and rubber to the market,” Camarin said.

Opportunities expanded like a ripple effect as FMR projects are continuously implemented throughout the region. Benefiting multiple livelihoods, greater production areas, and productive rural communities.

DA-Caraga Regional Executive Director Abel James I. Monteagudo said that the DA pushes for greater investment in infrastructure development as it aims for a more food secure and resilient communities. Infrastructures like FMRs, he said, would improve logistics and linkages of production areas to the domestic and export markets. With the Farm-to-Market Road Development Program (FMRDP) of the DA, more areas are being proposed for funding to fully serve the farmers and fishers in the region.

“FMR gives better leverage to farmers' access to a better price for their products. It helps its product to be more saleable as FMRs reduces handling losses, thus, giving farmers more profit and more returns from its produce. It’s not only profit that the farmers could enjoy out of the FMR but the accessibility it gives brings in basic services like health services, access to school, and security”, Director Monteagudo said.

This year 2020, from the 35 proposed FMR projects under FMRDP amounting to P608 Million, seven of these are now for implementation with a total amount of P163M while the 28 are considered under For Later Release. (DA-13 RAFIS/PIA Caraga)

AgSur farmers disowns NAMASUR, creates a new association as their own

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur, July 10 -- Former members of Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa Agusan del Sur (NAMASUR) have undergone reorientation and registration of their newly organized association conducted recently in Barangay Guadalupe, Esperanza, this province.

With the support of Esperanza Local Government Unit and with the guidance of it's Municipal Mayor Leonida P. Manpatilan, the Guadalupe United Farmers Association (GUFA) as their new organization was registered through the assistance of the Municipal Information Office and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) spearheaded by Gina Amonhay, together with the combined troops from 26th Infantry Battalion and 41st Civil-Military Operation (CMO) Company, 4th CMO Battalion, under 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army.

Based on intelligence reports and revelations from former rebels, NAMASUR is one of the organizations being utilized by the CNTs (Communist NPA Terrorists) on fundraising and even source of manpower during the conduct of protests and rallies against the government in urban areas, worst is it also become a source of recruitment for NPA regulars and cadres.

As part of its deceptive tactics, the organizer of NAMASUR as it was legally qualified as People's Organization, will proposed livelihood projects to concerned public or private agencies in order to gain funds which will, later on, be used as support to CNT movement.

"Isip presidente sa GUFA nga amung bag-ong asosasyon, ako nagpasalamat sa tabang sa atuang gobyerno ilabi na sa mga kasundaluhan sa ilang gibuhat sa panuyo nga kami mahigmata ug maundang ang paggamit sa amua sa NAMASUR. Wala mi mga kalabutan nga daotan diay ang tumong ug panuyo sa amuha sa maong organisasyon," Arthur P. Cabana said, former NAMASUR member.

Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Reynald Romel A. Goce, commanding officer of 26IB, expressed his gratitude and compliment to all the farmers who unravel their membership to NAMASUR.

"This is the time for us to unite in order to defeat these deceptive tactics of the CNT in using our farmers to be part of their violence and ambition in grabbing political power from our government. Hopefully, this will be the start of our winning cause in defeating this kind of left-leaning organization," he said.

As prescribed by RA 11479 (Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020), under Sec. 12 of the said act, "Any person who provides any material support to any terrorist individual or terrorist organization, association or group of people knowing that such groups are involved in terroristic activities, shall be liable as principal to any and all other terroristic activities committed by said individuals or organizations in addition to any criminal liabilities he/she or they may have incurred in relation thereto".

The CPP-NPA is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines pursuant to the provisions of RA 9372 or the Human Security Act of 2007. (26IB/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Lumad communities in Caraga adopt DROP to fight COVID-19

BUTUAN CITY, July 10 -– The majority of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) communities within the ancestral domains in Caraga region have adopted the Disaster Response Operation Procedure (DROP) implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to fight the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

DSWD, through the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) PAMANA IP CDD Program has conducted a series of municipal orientations, including tribal meetings, on the DROP.

There is a manual on DROP, which should be followed by the Area Coordinating Team (ACT) in implementing the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) KALAHI CIDSS - National Community-Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) in areas struck by disasters. The manual is presented in three parts: The first part on the specific measures of DROP implementation; the second part on how to facilitate each activity of the DROP; and, third part the Annex which provides further details to the relevant sections.

The use of the DROP shall be triggered by a “declaration of state of calamity” covering a barangay, several barangays, or the entire municipality, and LGU decision to use DROP through a Sanggunian Bayan (SB) Resolution, subject to Sub-Regional Program Management Office (SRPMO) and RPMO approval.

With this, the IP communities involved would also take their part in the implementation of said procedure.

PAMANA (PAyapa and MAsaganang PamayaNAn), under the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), is the government’s framework for peace and development. It is implemented in conflict-affected communities, as well as in areas covered by existing peace agreements.

Kalahi-CIDSS falls under the second strategic pillar of the PAMANA framework, which is building resilient communities.

The project objective is to improve the access of Kalahi-CIDSS areas classified as conflict-affected barangays (CABs) to basic social services and responsive, transparent, and accountable local governments. (DSWD-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

Tilapia production project, gi-turn over sa DSWD ngadto sa Mabungahon-Mauswagon SLP Association

LUNGSOD SA BUTUAN, Hulyo 10 -- Nagpahigayon og project turnover sa Tilapia Production ang buhatan sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga ngadto sa Mabungahon-Mauswagon Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Association sa Purok 4, Barangay Hinapoyan, Carmen, Surigao del Sur kaniadtong Hulyo 4, 2020.

Pinaagi sa SLP, ang Mabungahon-Mauswagon SLPA nga adunay 25 Pantawid members, nahatagan og P375,000.00 para masugdan ang ilahang napili na proyekto nga Tilapia Production.

Dako ang kalipay sa maong asosasyon sa livelihood project nga nahatag sa ilaha gikan sa DSWD-SLP kay aduna na silay supply sa isda sulod sa ilang komunidad.

Sa wala pa ang proyekto, maglisod og palit og pangkonsumo ang mga residente sa Barangay Hinapoyan kay layo ang ilahang barangay sa lungsod. Dako pud ni nga oportunidad sa mga SLPA members ug sa ilang komunidad kay sila pa lang ang grupo nga adunay Tilapia Production.

Mapasalamaton sab ang asosasyon ug ang buhatan sa DSWD FO Caraga sa makanunayong suporta sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa Carmen, Surigao del Sur dili lang sa proyekto sa SLP, apil na sab ang lain pang programa sa ahensya.

Gitambungan ang project turnover ni Sangguniang Bayan Harvey Manawatao, MSWDO Sharon Fe. Tisang, Municipal Engr. Jhonamie Manawatao, ug Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Eusebio Meniano.

Inubanan sab sila sa technicians sa Municipal Agriculture Office ug mga opisyales ug miyembro sa Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU)-Hinapoyan. Nitambong sab sa project-turn over ang pipila ka field staff sa DSWD FO Caraga. (DSWD-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


Mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan at media, nagpaabot ng tulong sa mga IPs sa Agusan Sur

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Hulyo 10 (PIA) -- Bagamat malayo mula mismo sa sentro ng bayan ng San Francisco sa Agusan del Sur, nakatanggap pa rin ng ayuda ang mga residente ng Purok 8 Barangay New Visayas sa nasabing bayan.

Partikular sa mga natulungan ay ang mga kabataan.

Nagsanib pwersa ang lokal na pamahalaan, Philippine National Police (PNP), Agusan del Sur Media Club at iba pang kinauukulang ahensiya para magbigay ng food packs, meryenda, mga punla, laruan, tsinelas at sapatos sa mga residente.

Lubos naman ang pasasalamat ng mga ito sa kanilang natanggap na tulong lalo pat mahigpit pa ring ipinatutupad ang community quarantine.

“Maraming salamat sa ating gobyerno at private sector na bumisita sa amin at nagbigay ng relief assistance. Malaking tulong po ito sa amin,” ani ni alias Pedro, isang former rebel.

Hiling din niya na sanay matugunan ang pagpapaayos ng kanilang daanan para hindi maging pahirapan ang transportasyon.

“Nananawagan din kami sa provincial government na sanay matugunan din ang pagsasaayos ng aming daan para mas maging madali at ligtas po ang biyahe,” dagdag ni Pedro.

Ayon naman kay Richard Grande, presidente ng Agusan del Sur Media Club, marami sa mga residente dito ay pamilya o kamag-anak ng mga sumukong dating rebelde at ngayon ay aktibo nang sumusuporta sa gobyerno at tumutulong sa hakbang nito sa pagtugon sa problema sa insurhensiya at iba pa.

Samantala, panawagan naman ni Governor Santiago Cane, Jr. sa mga residente na sila ay patuloy na maging matatag at wag magpalinlang sa makakaliwang grupo. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Home defense village para sa mga former rebels, inilunsad sa Bayugan City

By Jennifer P. Gaitano


LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Hulyo 10 (PIA) -- Kasunod ng pagsuko ng ilang miyembro ng Communist Party of the Philippines - New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) sa Caraga region ngayong may coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, inilunsad din ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Bayugan City kasama ang Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Army (PA), National Housing Authority (NHA), at iba pang kinauukulang ahensiya sa rehiyon ang isang Home Defense Village (HDV).

May lawak ito na siyam na ektarya at nasa Sitio Amongon, Barangay Noli ng nasabing lungsod.

Layon ng gobyerno na matugunan ang pangangailangan at maisulong ang kapakanan ng mga sumukong dating rebelde.

Sa pamamagitan ng nasabing inprastraktura, mas magiging ligtas at madali ang pagsisimula ng bagong buhay ng mga dating rebelde sa komunidad.

Ayon kay Police Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel, Jr., inaasahang mas magiging matibay pa ang relasyon ng gobyerno at mga dating rebelde dahil direkta na nilang makukuha at mararanasan ang ibat-ibang programa at serbisyo mula sa mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan sa loob ng Home Defense Village.

Makakatanggap din ng financial assistance sa ilalim ng Enhanced-Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) ang former rebels.

“Sana ay maging maayos ang inyong pamumuhay dito at sana ay marami pa sa inyong mga kasamahan ang sumuko na sa gobyerno at makapiling muli ang pamily,” ani ni Esquivel.

Samantala, binigyang diin naman ni Bayugan City Kirk Asis na dapat lamang na bigyan ng pagkakataon ang mga sumukong dating rebelde na magbagong buhay kasama ang kanilang pamilya sa isang komunidad na ligtas, payapa, at may sapat na kita.

“Isa lamang ito sa mga proyekto ng lokal na pamahalaan upang matulungan ang ating mga former rebels maging ang iba nating mga kababayan na magkaroon ng maayos na tirahan sa maayos at payapang komunidad,” banggit ni Asis. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

2020 Supplemental Budget sa upat ka lungsod sa Agusan Norte, aprobado sa SP

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Hulyo 10 -- Giaprobahan ug gideklarang balido sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa Agusan del Norte bag-ohay pa lamang ang 2020 Supplemental Annual Investment Plan ug Supplemental Budget sa upat ka lungsod sa Buenavista, Las Nieves, Carmen, ug Tubay, ning lalawigan.

Ang maong Supplemental Budget naglangkob sa nagkalain-laing programa, proyekto, ug mga kalihokan sa nasangpit nga mga lungsod.

Ang Supplemental Annual Investment Plan ug Supplemental Budget kinahanglan nga maguban ug maaprobahan aron maseguro nga mapatuman ang mga prayoridad sa maong mga lungsod.

Ang mga naaprobahan mao ang mosunod:

1. Appropriation Ordinance No. 02, series of 2020 from the Sangguniang Bayan of Buenavista, this province, Authorizing the Supplemental Budget No. 02 of the General Fund, CY 2020 of the municipality in the amount of Fifteen Million Three Hundred Seventy Thousand Pesos (15,370,000.00), Subject to the Conditions Enumerated Herein;

2. Appropriation Ordinance No. 04, series of 2020 from the Sangguniang Bayan of Buenavista, this province, Authorizing the Supplemental Budget No. 04 of the General Fund, CY 2020 of the municipality in the Amount of Nine Million Two Hundred Sixty-Three Thousand Four Hundred Forty Pesos and Thirty-Six Centavos (15,370,000.00), Subject to the Conditions Enumerated Herein;

3. Appropriation Ordinance No. 02, series of 2020 from the Sangguniang Bayan of Las Nieves, this province, Authorizing the Supplemental Budget No. 02 of the General Fund, CY 2020 of the municipality in the Amount of Sixteen Million, Four Hundred Ten Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-Seven Pesos (16,410,477.00), Subject to the Conditions Enumerated Herein;

4. Appropriation Ordinance No. 05, series of 2020 from the Sangguniang Bayan of Carmen, this province, Authorizing the Supplemental Budget No. 01 of the General Fund, CY 2020 of the municipality in the Amount of Eleven Million, Six Hundred Fifty-One Thousand and Two Hundred Fifty Five Pesos and Eighty-Six Centavos (11,651,255.86), Subject to the Conditions Enumerated Herein;

5. Appropriation Ordinance No. 01, series of 2020 from the Sangguniang Bayan of Tubay, this province, Authorizing the Annual Budget of the General Fund and Special Amoun Fund, CY 2020 of the municipality in the Amount of One Hundred Forty Million Pesos (140,000,000.00)and Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (850,000.00) respectively, Subject to the Conditions Enumerated Herein.

Gilaoman kini nga makahatag og kaayohan ug kalamboan sa maong mga lungsod ingon man usab sa mga katawhan niini. Sa pagpangamahan ni Bise Gobernador Ramon AG. Bungabong ang maong badyet giaprobahan pinaagi sa Sanggunian Resolution No. 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, ug 281. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

SK members sa matag lungsod sa Agusan Norte andam na alang sa unang paghukom sa Indigay sa Gulayan sa Kabatan-onan

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Hulyo 10 -- Nangandam na ang nagkadaiyang pederasyon sa Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) sa matag lungsod sa probinsya alang sa gikatakda nga unang paghukom sa Indigay sa Gulayan sa Kabatan-onan, nga himuon karong hinapos nga semana sa bulan sa Hulyo.

Subay sa gihimo nga site inspection sa Agusan UP Coordinating Unit pagpanguna sa Plant! Plant! Plant! team kagahapon, makita ang kasibot sa mga kabatan-onan nga nipartisipar sa maong contest pinaagi sa koordinadong pag-atiman sa tagsa ka production site, monitoring sa mga binhi nga gipatubo ug mainampingon nga pagpahimutang sa mga abuno nga gamiton alang sa mga gulay nga gitanom.

Sumala ni Ryan Martizano, SK Federation President sa lungsod sa Kitcharao nahimong dalan matod pa ang indigay alang sa iyang mga membro aron maghiusa panahon sa krisis, pagpaambit sa tagsa ka talento diha sa natad sa agrikultura sanglit pipila sa mga membro ang mikuha og kursong Agriculture, ingon man paghugoy-hugoy aron malikay sa daotan nga bisyo taliwala sa nagtunhay gihapon nga community quarantine sa probinsya.

Ang pagtan-aw sa kabatan-onan sa pag-uma nga usa ka highly viable profession maoy usa sa buot itisok sa Sangguniang Kabataan [SK] Provincial Federation sa mga kabatan-onan sa pag-aghat niini sa ilang mga sakop nga moapil sa Indigay sa Gulayan sa Kabatan-onan nga gipasiugdahan sa AGUSAN UP!, kaabag ang Provincial Agricultural Office [PAO] ug sa federation mismo.

Ang pamaagi sa paghukom sa maong gulayan mao ang mosunod:
a. Garden Site
b. Garden Design
c. Soil Management
d. Pest Management
e. Vegetable Stand
f. Productivity
g. Garden Records Management

Ang probinsiya ang nihatag sa nagkalain- laing klase nga mga liso sa mga gulay - Pechay, Eggplant, Okra, String beans, Ampalaya, Patola, Upo, Kalabasa, Kamatis - nga maoy itanum sa maong contest.

Tulo ka bulan ang durasyon sa maong contest. Ang unang paghukom mahitabo sa katapusan nga semana sa Hulyo, ika-duha sa Agosto ug final judging himoon sa unang semana sa Septyembre.

Ang makakuha sa unang ganti sa contest makadawat og Php30,000, ikaduha Php20,000 ug ang ikatulo, Php10,000. Ang ubang partisipante makadawat og consolation prize nga Php5,000 pesos matag usa.

Ang maong indigay kabahin sa Plant! Plant! Plant! Project sa AGUSAN UP!, ang kampanya sa kalambuan sa administrasyon ni Gob. Dale B. Corvera. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)


Animal Disease Prevention and Control Task Force gimugna sa probinsiya


By Jessica O. Mellejor

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Hulyo 10 -- Gimugna sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang Task Force on African Swine Fever and other emerging and re-emerging transboundary animal diseases prevention and control sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte.

Kini ubos sa Provincial Ordinance No. 560-2020, sa pagpangamahan ni Provincial Board Member Virgilio R. EscasiƱas, Jr. sa tumong nga masumpo ug makontrolar ang mga nagkalain-laing sakit sa hayop nga moabot sulod sa lalawigan ug maprotektahan ang livestock ug poultry industry niini. Ang maong lakang usa ka pro-active measure gikan sa naaprobahan nga Legislative Agenda sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Manguna sa maong task force, ang Provincial Veterinarian isip Chairman, SP Committee Members sa Committee on Agriculture and Agrarian Reform isip Co-Chair ug mga miyembro nga mao ang mosunod:

- Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office
- City/Municipal Agriculturists
- Cabadbaran City Veterinarian
- Department of Agriculture-Region XIII
- Office-in-Charge, Provincial Agriculture Office
- Office-in-Charge, Environment and Natural Resources Division-AND
- National Meat Inspection Service
- Public-Private Transport
- Philippine Veterinary Medical Association
- Department of Public Works and Highways
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Philippine Coastguard
- Department of Transportation
- Swine Raisers Association
- Small Ruminant Association
- Philippine National Police
- Bureau of Customs
- Philippine Ports Authority
- Philippine Army
- Department of Trade and Industry
- Food and Drugs Authority
- Bureau of Animal Industry
- Provincial Prosecutor
- Poultry Raisers

Ubos sa Seksyon 4 sa maong ordinansa nagkanayon, “Carrying, transport/shipment, distribution storage, trading, online selling, marketing and sale of all livestock and poultry and animal by-products, live pigs, board semen, pork and pork-by-products, cooked and processed products including but not limited to canned goods and food items originating from Luzon, other infected countries and in areas declared by the Provincial Veterinarian of the Department of Agriculture and the World Organization (OIE) are hereby prohibited in the Province of Agusan del Norte.”

Gidid-an usab ang paglabay sa mga food wastes/ leftovers ug swill feeds gikan sa mga internasyonal ug domestic aircrafts, mga barko, hotel, restaurant, ug uban pang establisimento sulod sa probinsya. Ingon niini, ang paglabay kinahanglan buhaton subay sa mga giya nga gitakda sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ug uban pang mga lokal nga balaod.

Ang maong ordinansa gi-aprobahan sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan atol sa ilang ika 49th nga sesyon regular. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)