(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 05 June 2023) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Central and Southern Luzon. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming Southwest to West will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas (1.0 to 2.1 meters).

Friday, October 2, 2020

Teachers plant fruit trees for school children in AgSur town

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 2 (PIA) - While teachers prepare for the opening of classes come October, they also spend time in planting fruit trees in their respective schools in the municipality of Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

The Datu Lipus Makapandong National High School is one of the public schools in the municipality that plants fruit trees in the vacant lot of the school's backyard, with the help of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and different government agencies.

“We have intensified our environmental protection activities such as tree planting and clean-up drive in our barangay,” said Alberto Picot, Jr., SK chair, Brgy. Poblacion, Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

School principal German Talagon said the students will surely benefit from the planted fruit-bearing trees during harvest time.

“We won't miss out our environmental duty. This will greatly benefit the youths by the time these trees will bear fruits,” Talagon bared.

The faculty club of the said school was also thankful to other participating agencies that gave their time and contribution for the success of the tree planting activity and for continuously supporting the initiatives of the teachers.

The local government of Rosario supports backyard gardening and tree planting activities in the barangays, especially that people’s livelihood has been affected since the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Tandag City Public Market temporarily closed as vendors undergo 14-day quarantine

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- The Tandag City Public Market has been temporarily closed after some vendors and tenants tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

As ordered by City Mayor Roxanne Pimentel through an executive order, the market has been closed since September 25, 2020 and will re-open on October 10, 2020 after three of the six confirmed cases of COVID-19 are market vendors and/or their close contacts. Around 500 vendors, helpers, and travelers have also undergone a 14-day strict home quarantine.

The said establishment included in the 100-meter perimeter radius cordoned off and currently manned 24/7 to prevent anyone from entering and exiting the area, after three (3) of the six (6) confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in the city are market vendors and or their close contacts last September 21.

The city government has also imposed an extremely restrictive parameter control in Tandag City Public Market being a critical zone and strict parameter control in Purok Langka, Barangay Mabua as a containment zone (CZ) as its immediate response to immediately prevent, contain, and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 infection in the identified areas.

Since September 26, the city government has utilized the Vicente L. Pimentel Sr. Boulevard as its temporary market.

Benjamin Pempeña, deputized fish warden of the City Agriculture Office, however, clarified that the vendors at the temporary market are not the vendors from the Tandag City Public Market, "and they all tested negative with the rapid antibody test.”

"This is open daily from 4:00am to 7:00am and 4:00pm to 6:00pm," he said.

As of September 30, Tandag City has 32 active confirmed positive of COVID-19 of which, 24 are asymptomatic, while eight are with mild symptoms. Twenty-three individuals are on quarantine and monitored at the identified quarantine facility, while the other nine were admitted at the Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center (ASTMMC). (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

DA inaugurates P109 million road project in Dinagat Islands

By Emmylou Presilda

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture- Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in Caraga Region headed by Director Abel James I. Monteagudo turned over to the province of Dinagat Islands through Governor Arlene "Kaka" J. Bag-ao the 3.62 kilometer R. Ecleo to Upper Laguna Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) on September 25, 2020  in Cagdianao town, this province.

The completed road concreting worth P109.4 million is a joint project funded by the World Bank, the Philippine Government and the Provincial Government of Dinagat Island.

The road covers three barangays that include barangay R. Ecleo, barangay Maatas, and barangay Upper Laguna with 794 household beneficiaries, 777 of which are farmers and fisherfolks. It also benefits 3,947 inhabitants of the said barangays and its surrounding communities.

The said FMR has given farmers easy access to the market in bringing their products like corn, cassava, coconut, fishery, and other local products with less cost and time.

In her message, Governor Kaka Bag-ao expressed gratitude together with its people for the FMR which she said has pump-prime the economy of the province since after the road was completed, farmers started to expand their production areas and idle lands are slowly utilized and small enterprises are slowly springing up in the area with the road in place.

"This project has not only given us road, but it has also given us the hope that development is possible in this new province,” Gov. Bag-ao said.

Upper Laguna Farmers Association Chairman Rogelio Padilla who is into Corn Seeds Production is also grateful for the completed project.

He said, they are overjoyed with the help of the Department of Agriculture through PRDP being the only BPI-accredited corn seed producer in the island, and they are excited to till additional areas for production because aside from the equipment given to them, they can now smoothly bring their products to their intended market.

Meanwhile, Regional Director  Abel James I. Monteagudo expressed his support to the province's development plans for the benefit of the farmers and fisherfolks.

"All roads lead to progress. It has been known from the very beginning that when there is a road, areas will be developed. I hope to be back in 5 years from now and see a more lively and developed community here in Dinagat," Director Monteagudo said.

Moreover,  around 21 farm-owners who donated a portion of their land that has been affected by the construction of the R. Ecleo to Upper Laguna FMR were awarded Certificates of Recognition by the Provincial Government of Dinagat Island recognizing that without them giving the Right-of-Way, the road would not have been established.

These Project Affected Persons (PAPs), upon understanding the importance of the project through a meaningful consultation that was conducted before the start of the project, willingly gave a portion of their land which is an important requirement for the smooth construction of every road project. Aside from monetary compensation, they also benefitted from tax deduction on portions of their land being donated to the project as facilitated by the Provincial Government.

As a highlight of the ceremony, stakeholders of the newly turned over R. Ecleo to Upper Laguna FMR were made to sign the Project Memorabilia to mark each one's commitment to the maintenance and sustainability of the project.

The signing was led by Director Abel James I. Monteagudo, Governor Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members, PPMIU-Dinagat Team, Municipal Officials of Cagdianao, Barangay councils of R. Ecleo, Maatas, and Upper Laguna, and the farmer-beneficiaries of the project. (InfoACE-Caraga/PIA-Dinagat Islands)

NGO, Army renew partnership in giving aid to young students in AgSur

By 1Lt. Percival Carido

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur, Oct. 2 -- As advocates of education, the GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF), together with the 26th Infantry (Ever Onward) Battalion (26IB), Philippine Army visited various public schools in Agusan del Sur on September 23-25, 2020.

The said activity was part of the "Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan" Project of the GMAKF, which aims to distribute school materials to incoming Kinder to Grade 2 pupils to different public schools in the Philippines especially those from distant communities.

A total of 960 pupils were given school materials to 11 chosen schools from the 26IB area of jurisdiction which are considered as geographically isolated and conflict-affected areas in Agusan del Sur.

In observance of COVID-19 protocols, the parents of the pupils personally received the school materials together with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hygiene kits.

"We are glad that despite the fact that our school is geographically isolated in which two rivers need to be crossed, still it is given a chance to receive school materials for our pupils. This will minimize the burden of less fortunate families in providing school materials for their children," said Joel Painit, teacher-in-charge of Agsabu Elementary School, Brgy. Agsabu, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.

To ensure safety during the three-day distribution of school materials, the 26IB under the leadership of Lt. Col. Reynald Romel A. Goce, provided security and manpower assistance which greatly contributes to the success of the said activity. "We are very lucky that the Philippine Army is always ready to move and give us assistance in order to succeed in our endeavor and advocacy in helping the less fortunate families especially here in Agusan del Sur," bared Aron Calma, GMAKF project staff.

Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Reynald Romel Goce, 26IB commanding officer expressed his gratitude to the GMAKF for choosing the schools under the jurisdiction of the battalion. "This kind of activity is a big contribution to the sustainment of peace at the same time to bring happiness to the people, making them feel that they are not forgotten," he said.

"Your Ever Onward troopers are always ready to extend necessary support to LGUs and NGOs as we assure you our full commitment on these noble undertakings," Goce added. (CMO, 26IB/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Butuan City launches urban agri project

By Vaness P. Sanchez

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 2 -- As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) health crisis continues to take a toll on the lives of many Filipinos, the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Caraga also continues to advocate backyard vegetable gardening to help ease the impact of the pandemic.

Recently, the DA-Caraga has partnered with the City Agriculture Office of Butuan to launch the urban agriculture in Fort Poyohon, one of the urban barangays in the city.

In a message, DA – Caraga Supervising Agriculturist Melody Guimary said that the unavailability of wide vacant lots should not be a hindrance to having your own food production initiative.

“With urban agriculture, we only need a little space, or we can also make use of empty containers to plant on so there is no excuse that one cannot plant,” she said.

In addition, Guimary said that since urban areas are usually densely populated hence it has a higher food demand and this is why having one’s own food production initiative is important especially at this time when the people’s movement is limited.

Urban agriculture is one of the initiatives under the Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat or ALPAS COVID which is otherwise known as the Plant Plant Plant Program which was launched by the DA in response to the global pandemic. The program aims to provide adequate, accessible, and affordable food for every Filipino family.

On the other hand, Butuan City Agriculture Office OIC Pierre Anthony Joven said it is really important to have one’s own food source to overcome the challenges posed by the global pandemic.

Fort Poyohon is one of the urban barangays of Butuan City. It has 1,200 households and a population of 6,000.

Barangay Chairman Archie Palad said that they are thankful for the support of the government and for teaching the people various ways to cope with the pandemic.

DA – Caraga High-Value Crops Development Program Coordinator Marco Antonio Morido said that in support of the program, the DA provided the community with planting materials, pots, fertilizer, as well as technical assistance. (DA Caraga/PIA Agusan del Norte)

Army thwarts NPA arson attempt in Agusan Norte

By 1Lt. Edmar C. Colagong

PLACER, Surigao del Norte, Oct. 2 -- The 29th Infantry (Matatag) Battalion (29IB), Philippine Army foiled the attempt of the communist NPA terrorists (CNTs) to conduct sabotage after a firefight ensued in Barangay Baleguian, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, Tuesday evening, September 29.

Based on the report, the soldiers immediately conducted combat patrol upon receiving reports from the concerned civilians about the presence of more or less five CNTs believed to be members of Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda 16A, Guerilla Front 16. Identified among the perpetrators are Marvin Bugas, who hails from Barangay Hagupit, Santiago, Agusan del Norte; and Eliamar Elecito Monter, who is from Baleguian, Jabonga of the same province. It is significant to note that Eliamar Elecito Monter hails from the same barangay where the thwarted arson attempt of the NPA happened.

The said clash lasted for about three minutes afterwhich the communist terrorists fled in haste towards the east direction of the encounter site leaving their personal stuff and container with gasoline that they will use for torching. No one was hurt on the government side while developing reports indicated that NPA suffered casualties in the said firefight. 

According to the 29IB, the unit that has operational jurisdiction over the area, the encounter site was few meters away from the site of Reyrose Construction who is implementing an irrigation project in the said place. The project was intended for the Baleguian Farmers Irrigators Association (BOFIA), an organization formerly influenced by the CTG but already cut their ties and denounced the CTG.

Initial investigation reveals that extortion was the main motive behind the failed attempt.  

In his statement, 29IB Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Isagani O Criste said that the operation conducted was an intel driven effort in response to reliable and timely information provided by the locals.  He also added that their action was a manifestation of their commitment to secure the developmental projects and activities within their area of responsibility.

Meanwhile, Col. George Banzon, 901st Infantry (Fight’Em) Brigade Commander, lauded the rapid response of the ground troops that led to the prevention of NPA sabotage. He added that involvement of locals within the community is vital for the security forces to have a prompt and responsive action on the ground.

“We will have an effective course of action in preventing this threat group from doing atrocity if the community will cooperate and will not hide information. What transpired in the recent incident is a classic manifestation that we can make a difference if we will actively participate in the peace efforts in our respective communities,” he said.  (AGS) PA, CMO Officer, 29IB, 4ID/PIA Agusan del Norte)

LGU Nasipit suportado ang mag-uuma, negosyante

By Prisilina P. Amoroso

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Oktubre 2 -- Hugot ang suporta sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa lungsod sa Nasipit sa mga mag-uuma ug mga negosyante sa lungsod aron ma-promote ug mapalambo pa ang ilang mga produkto.

Gihimo kini pinaagi sa taboan o tabo kada Dominggo isip municipal-initiated enterprise ekslusibo alang sa kaayohan sa mga lokal nga mag-uuma ug enterpreneurs.

Ang maong lakang unod sa Municipal Ordinance No. 009-2020 sa Lungsod sa Nasipit ning lalawigan nga gideklara nga balido sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa ilang sesyon regular.

Ubos sa maong ordinansa, nga gipangamahanan ni Sangguniang Bayan Member Felipe O. Abigan, Jr. tuyo niini nga awhagon ang mga mag-uuma ug mga negosyante ingon man ang mga katawhan sa lungsod sa Nasipit nga suportahan ang mga kalihokan sa LGU aron mapaayo ug mapalig-on ang ekonomiya sa lungsod pinaagi sa paghatag oportunidad sa Nasipitnon nga mamaligya sa ilang mga nagkalaing-laing  lokal nga produkto nga gikan sa  mga mag-uuma, mga mangingisda ug uban negosyante.

Dugang pa, ang tanan nga mga mamaligyaay sa giingon nga taboan kinahanglan molukat og special permit matag-tuig sa buhatan sa municipal Mayor sa kantidad nga lima ka gatos ka pesos (P500.00) adisir sila makapaninda o makapamaligya sa ilang mga pwesto ug ang ilang permit kinahanglang nga nakadisplay sa ilang stall aron kini makita panahon sa inspeksyon. Pwede na sila magsugod og display sa ilang mga produkto sa adlawng sabado sa alas syete sa gabie hangtod sa alas tres sa hapon sa adlwng domingo.

Basi usab sa ordinansa nga ang pwede ra idisplay o ibaligya nga mga produkto  sa adlaw nga tabo sa lugar nga taboan mao ang mga lagotmon, bulad, ginamos, uyap, mga gulay, prutas, kahoy sugnoron, oling, mga bulak, mga tanom ug mga utensils nga wala sa sulods sa ilang public market ug adunay usab mga mosunud nga bayranan ug singil sa tanan nga mga vendor sa gitudlo nga lugar nga taboan sama sa Tables/ display dyes pesos(P10.00) per square meter ug Ground display singko pesos (P5.00) per square meter.

Giingon usab nga ang usa ka outsider o dummy nga nagnegosyo sa panahon sa tabo  nga masakpan pagamultahan sa duha ka libo ug lima ka gatus ka pesos(P2,500.00).

Ang tabo usa ka naandang buhat sa mga Filipino, diin ang ilang mga baligya nga gikan sa umahan, nakadisplay lang sa stall o sa yuta. Kini nga buhat gihimo aron mapadali para sa mamalitay ang pagpili sa ilang palitonon, ug ang munisipal opisyal sa Nasipit nagtuo nga makatabang kini sa pag-establisar og equity ug productivity support services sa mga lokal nga mag-uuma ug negosyante uban ang mga barangay pinaagi sa paghatag usa ka insaktong lugar baligyaanan o displayhanan aron ibaligya ang mga abot gikan sa umahan.

Sa pagpangamahan ni bokal James T. Reserva giaprobahan sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang Municipal Ordinance No.009-2020 pinaagi sa Sanggunian Resolution No. 420-2020. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)

Partner agencies intensify RCSP in Agusan del Norte

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 2 -- In support to the flagship program of the province of Agusan del Norte dubbed as “Agusan Up!,” partner agencies have intensified the implementation of the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) in the province.

This, after residents of Brgy. Tagbongabong in the municipality of Remedios T. Romualdez (RTR), Agusan del Norte have underwent training on organic vegetable production.

TESDA-Agusan del Norte Provincial Director Rey M. Cueva said this is through the RCSP for which the primary aim of the training is to provide food security to households which is in line with the directives of TESDA Sec. Isidro S. Lapeña.

Dir. Cueva said residents of Brgy. Tagbongabong will learn how to produce an organic vegetable through backyard gardening. “Right at their own backyard, they will be able to plant and harvest organic vegetables not only for their personal consumption but also as a source of livelihood. Later on, the community will establish a communal garden,” Cueva added.

Dir. Cueva further said the launching which was held recently was made possible through the convergence of the following agencies: Office of the 2nd Congressional District of Agusan del Norte through Congresswoman Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba, LGU-Agusan del Norte with the leadership of Governor Dale B. Corvera, Philippine Army’s 65th Infantry Battalion headed by Lt. Col. Benjamin Pajarito, Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) under its Center Director – Samuel L. Alonzo, Local Government Unit of RTR through Mayor Richard B. Daquipil, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Agusan del Norte Provincial Office.

The official likewise said ATI has provided trainers as well as the basic tools for gardening such as bolos as well as chicken dung, 31 sacks of vermicompost fertilizers, 90 pots, 30 seedling trays, 31 sweat shirts and assorted seeds.

The Philippine Army, on the other hand, has conducted clearing operations of the area and after having been declared cleared, the agencies came-in to provide basic services to the residents. “… and this undertaking is one of those basic services,” Cueva said.

The RCSP was formulated in order to strengthen the community support program initiatives of the military and making the efforts of the LGUs driven.  With the implementation of the RCSP, Local Chief Executives (LCEs) will be champions of the RCSP through their programs, projects and activities (PPAs) that are geared towards institutionalizing sustainable peace and development.

It is also an inclusive program that aims to address identified issues of the community by closing the governance and develop gaps through the provision of needed government PPAs while ensuring that development is sustained and peace is being promoted.

It was learned that Barangays Tagbongabong and San Antonio in RTR are among the areas in Agusan del Norte that are included in the RCSP.  Last year, a total of 150 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) and Militia ng Bayan (MBs) in Brgy. Tagbongabong have surrendered to the government troops. (TESDA Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)

Pagtatanim ng fruit trees, pinagkakaabalahan ngayon ng mga guro sa AgSur

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Oct. 2 (PIA) - Habang naghahanda ang mga guro sa pagbubukas ng klase ngayong Oktobre, abala rin sila sa pagpapaganda at pagtatanim ng fruit trees sa kanilang paaralan sa bayan ng Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

Isa ang Datu Lipus Makapandong National High School sa aktibo at patuloy sa pagtatanim ng ibat-ibang fruit trees sa malawak na ektaryang lupain ng kanilang paaralan kasama ang Sangguniang Kabataan at tulong na rin ng mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan.

“Mas pinalakas pa natin ang environmental protection activities tulad ng tree planting at clean-up drive sa ating barangay," ani ni Alberto Picot, Jr., SK chair, Brgy. Poblacion, Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

Ayon naman kay German Talagon, ang school principal, layon nilang makapagtanim ng mga fruit trees at ito ay mapakinabangan ng mga batang mag-aaral sa panahon ng pag-harvest nito.

“Hindi natin nakalimutan ang ating obligasyon sa ating kalikasan. Magsisilbi din itong ehemplo sa mga kabataan sa panahon na magbunga na itong mga itinanim,” banggit ni Talagon.

Lubos naman ang pasalamat ng faculty club ng nasabing paaralan sa lahat ng ahensiya na nagbigay oras at sumusuporta sa ginagawang inisyatibo ng mga guro.

Suportado ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Rosario ang backyard gardening at pagtatanim lalo na at marami dito ang apektado ang kabuhayan simula ng pandemic. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Health protocol sa Surigao del Sur mas hinigpitan dahil sa tumataas na kaso ng COVID-19 sa rehiyon

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Oktubre 2 (PIA) - Bagamat nasa Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) ang Surigao del Sur, mas hinigpitan pa ang pagpapatupad ng health protocol.

Bunsod ito ng dumarami pa ring kaso ng local transmission sa lalawigan lalo na sa lungsod ng Bislig.

Noong Setyembre 27, mayroon ng  64 na local transmission cases sa lungsod ng Bislig.

Kaya naman regular na ang disinfection na ginagawa ng Bislig City Health Office sa mga opisina ng pamahalaan at pampublikong lugar, at maging sa mga pribadong establisyimento.

Ipinatutupad din ang interim full work from home arrangement at home quarantine sa mga kawani ng pamahalaang panlungsod mula Setyembre 24 hanggang Oktubre 3, 2020.

Nagpositibo kasi sa swab test ang ilang empleyado ng lokal na pamahalaan. Limitado rin ang pagpasok at paglabas ng lungsod.

Sa Tandag City naman, nagpositibo sa coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) si Surigao del Sur Governor Alexander Pimentel.

Agad syang nanawagan sa lahat ng kanyang nakasalamuha sa loob ng 14 na araw para sa contact tracing ng Provincial Health Office.

“Sa mga taga Tandag, Surigao del Sur, tuloy pa rin ang trabaho ko, work at home ako. Telecomm lahat at ako pa rin ang magdedesisyon sa lahat,” ani ni Gov. Pimentel.

Nagsasagawa rin ng disinfection ang mga kinauukulang ahensiya sa provincial capitol upang maiwasan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19.

Sa Surigao City naman, nagpositibo rin si vice mayor Ernesto Matugas at kasalukuyang isinasagawa ang contract tracing sa mga taong kanyang nakasalamuha mula Setyembre 19 hanggang 25, bilang  preventive measures ng lungsod. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Organic Farming sa syudad sa Cabadbaran hugot nga ipatuman

By Prisilina P. Amoroso

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Oktubre 2 -- Hugot nga ipatuman ang organikong pagpanguma sa syudad sa Cabadbaran ning probinsya, human kini nagpalabang sa ilang City Ordinance No. 024-2020 “Promoting Organic Agriculture and Providing Tax Incentives Thereof ” nga diin giaprobahan ug gideklara nga balido sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa ilang ika-58th sesyon regular.

Ang tinguha sa maong ordinansa nga gipangamahanan ni Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Alan M. Asio nga magdasig sa tanan nga lokal nga mga mag-uuma ug sa uban pang mga hingtungdan, nga magpraktis alang sa standard nga teknolohiya sa organikong pamaagi, para sa maayong kalidad ug epektibo nga pagpanguma ug aron maminusan ang polusyon nga maoy moguba sa kinaiyahan, ingon man usab nga mapugngan ang pagkahurot sa natural resources sulod sa lokalidad. Pinaagi niini mapanalipdan usab ang kahimsog sa atong mag-uuma ug sa mga mamalitay sa ilang mga abot.

Nakalatid sa ordinansa nga ang mag-uuma nga naggamit sa organikong pamaagi, luwas sa pagbayad sa buhis ug uban pang nagkalain-laing bayranan nga gisingil sa syudad apan dili molapas sa unom ka tuig gikan sa pagsugod sa operasyon.

Giingon usab sa ordinansa, ang bisan kinsa nga tawo nga makalapas niini adunay ipataw nga multa nga usa ka libo ka pesos o pagkabilanggo nga dili molapas sa napulo ka adlaw sa pagbuot sa korte ug dugang pa niini, mawala ang mga benepisyo nga gihatag ubos niini nga ordinansa.

Kini nga lakang alang sa kinatibuk-ang kaayohan sa syudad sa Cabadbaran nga nahisubay ilalum sa Republic Act No. 10068, “An Act providing for the Developmnet and Promotion of Organic Agriculture in the Philippines and Other Purposes.”

Sa pagpangamahan ni Provincial Board Member Vigilio R. Escasiñas, Jr., tsirman sa Committee on Agriculture and Agrarian Reform gideklara nga balido ang City Ordinance No. 024-2020 pinaagi sa Sanggunian Resolution No. 404-2020 atol sa ilang sesyon regular. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)