(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 19 April 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "BISING" {SURIGAE} was located based on all available data at 250 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.0°N, 126.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 240 km/h. It is moving North Northwestward at 10 km/h. Caraga Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm due to TY Bising. Possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to heavy rains. Light to moderate winds from Northwest to Southwest will prevail over the region with slight to moderate seas/ (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Friday, March 12, 2021

Caraga ConsumerNet members tackle ways vs plastic pollution

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 12 (PIA) -- Being the lead agency of the Consumer Network (ConsumerNet) in Caraga region, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has briefed its members from different government agencies and private sector on plastic pollution and how to prevent it.

Lorijane Sacote of DTI-Caraga shared how consumers could be wise enough in purchasing items with a limited budget. She also cited several ways on how to reduce wastes. "The best way to manage waste is not to produce it," she said.

“If we want to live with less plastic, let us practice the following: 1) Bring your own shopping bag; 2) Carry a reusable water bottle; 3) Bring your own cup; 4) Pick your lunch in reusable containers; 5) Say no to disposable straws and cutlery; 6) Skip the plastic produce bags; 7) Slow down and dine in; 8) Store leftovers in glass jars; and 9) Share these tips with your friends,” added Sacote.

Sacote further encouraged consumers to recycle materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turn them into new products. “Look for the recycled option in all the products your buy,” she bared.

Meanwhile, Leslie Cortes, representative from the Department of Health (DOH)-Caraga, also briefed from the members the COVID-19 vaccination program of the government that the public must know about. She bared that the DOH with the local government units in the region will implement an electronic immunization registry in sites following priority eligible groups.

“We could protect our families by getting ourselves vaccinated and getting our immediate families vaccinated too,” Cortes said. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

195 MSMEs receive starter kits from DTI in SurSur

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 12 (PIA) -- Some 195 micro-small medium enterprises (MSMEs) beneficiaries who were affected by the onslaught of Tropical Storm Auring have received the livelihood starter kits worth P5,000.00 from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Surigao del Sur, recently.

Surigao del Sur business owners receive the livelihood starter kits from the Department of Trade and Industry. (Photo by: Nerissa M. Espinosa, RP1-Tandag)

In a radio interview, DTI Provincial Director Romel Oribe revealed that the distribution was conducted last March 5, 2021, not only in the provincial level but as well as, in the regional and national level spearheaded by the said agency. 

The activity was graced by DTI-Caraga Assistant Regional Director Gay Tidalgo with Provincial Director Oribe, Tandag City Vice Mayor Eleanor Momo, and a representative from the Office of Senator Bong Go, Atty. Renan Lasala.

Liezel Dua, one of the recipients, extended her gratitude as she benefitted the livelihood program. “Mapasalamaton ako sa DTI kay dako na ni na tabang sa akoa. (I am thankful for DTI for the great help)," she said.

Meanwhile, the beneficiaries also received aid from the Office of Senator Bong Go composed of food packs and vitamins. Some beneficiaries also won bicycles, tablets, and shoes in a raffle draw conducted. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Army introduces 'Memoirs of a Teenage Rebel’ docu film to Agusanons

By 1Lt. Edmar C. Colagong

KITCHARAO, Agusan del Norte, Mar. 12 -- The 29th Infantry (Matatag Fighters) Battalion (29IB), Philippine Army in cooperation with the city government of Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte recently launched a free film viewing of ‘Memoirs of a Teenage Rebel’ at the Rizal Park Plaza, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte.

The documentary film is a workpiece of the Philippine Army in cooperation with Robinhood CariƱo (RCP) Productions, to expose the schemes committed by the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) and their front organizations.

It covers the story of Ivy Lyn Corpin, a former rebel, who left the armed group in her pursuit of much peaceful life.

Likewise, the unit has also uploaded the said full movie at the 29IB Official Facebook Page for those others who were not able to watch it at the plaza.

According to Lt. Col. Aristotle Antonio, Commanding Officer of 29IB, the movie is perfect to be watched by youth and parents to help them see the reality of deception and recruitment made by the NPAs. "Also, this would awaken the sense of responsibility of every parent to better lookout and properly guide their children,” Lt. Col. Antonio said.

“The unit has been very zealous in its aim to conduct information education campaign (IEC) in the whole area of operation, not just that they may be informed and awaken from its sweetest lies, but also that people may not have any excuse to say that they have been deceived or that they didn’t know that it was NPAs then,” he added. (CMO Officer, 29IB PA/PIA Agusan del Norte)

27 ka paresan gikasal isip kahabin sa mga kalihukan sa AguSerbisyo sa Agusan Norte

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Marso 12 -- Mokabat sa 27 ka paresan sa mga kaliwat sa Tribong Higaonon ang gikasal isip kabahin sa mga kalihukan niadtong Marso 9, ang una sa duha ka adlaw nga community immersion ug AguSerbisyo nga gihimo sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte sa pangpanguna ni Gobernador Dale B. Corvera sa Sitio Bokbokon, Lawan-lawan, Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte.

Ang “Oplan Kasalan” gipasiugdahan sa buhatan sa Civil Registar sa Las Nieves. Mismong si Mayor Avelina Rosales sa Las Nieves ang nagsilbing solemnizing officer sa maong mass wedding.

Tumong sa maong kalihukan nga mahimong lehitimo ang ilang kaminyoon pinaagi sa marriage contract.

Sumala pa ni Morell T. Obsioma, local civil registrar sa Las Nieves nga “Na sudlay-sudlay nagyud nato ang tanang mga walay kasal. Kanang mga nag ipon, ato silang naipakasal ug natagaan nato ug marriage contract para ilang magamit pag lig-on sa ilang kasal, katungod sa ilang mga kabataan nga makabaton ug ngalan ug nasyonalidad kay pinasikad sa marriage sa ilang ginikanan dili na sila matawag nga mga ilehitimo kon dili mga legitimate children.”

Matod ni Danica Migduyan, usa sa mga higaonong gikasal, nagpasalamat siya sa probinsya og sa suporta ni Gob. Corvera aron mapahigayon ang maong Oplan Kasalan.

Isip pahalipay, nagpadangat si Gob. Corvera og P2,000.00 matag magtiayon.

Sa iyang tambag sa mga bag-ong minyo, si Gob. Corvera nagkanayon nga ang sekreto nga magdugay ang kaminyoon mao ang pagsinabtanay sa matag-usa, "kung adunay problema inyung estoryahan sa hinay nga tingog, dili estoryahan sa siningkahay ug labaw sa tanan ang maka hangtud gyud sa kaminyoon, ipaubos ang inyung garbo matag usa, mao gyud nay number one nga inyung dumdumon.”

Gawas sa kasalan, nagkadaiyang social ug economic development services usab ang gipadangat sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte sa maong okasyon. Gibanabana nga mokabat sa 600 ka tawo ang nakapahimulos sa maong mga serbisyo. (Shena Mae Pabia ug Sonny Montilla, LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)

Access road paingon sa NANIE pundohan ubos sa 'Roll-It Program' sa DTI

By Angel Lyn F. Gaviola

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Marso 12 --  Pundohan sa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ubos sa Roads Leveraging Linkages of Industry and Trade (ROLL-IT) Program niini ang access road paingon sa Nasipit Agusan del Norte Industrial Estate Special Economic Zone (NANIE-SEZ) sa lungsod sa Nasipit ubos sa 2021 General Appropriation Act (GAA).

Atol sa media briefing nga gihimo sa DTI-Caraga sa Inland Almont Resort, Butuan City, gipaabot sa DTI provincial office nga gikan sa 13 ka mga proyekto nga aprobado na sa ahensya, tulo ang nakagahin sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte partikular sa Nasipit, RTR ug Kitcharao samtang ang 10 alang sa first legislative district nga sakop sa Butuan City ug Las Nieves.

Mokabat sa Php 217 milyones ang gigahin nga pundo sa ROLL-IT program alang sa 13 ka mga road projects sa probinsya ug Butuan City.

Ang labing dakung alokasyon mao ang pundo alang sa NANIE-SEZ nga mokabat og P42,060,200.

Ang ubang mga proyektong gilauman nga mapatuman sa probinsya ubos sa ROLL IT mao ang San Antonio-Lavintik-Malinhawod ug Provincial Road agi og suporta sa Abaca Fiber Processing sa lungsod sa RTR; JCT Daang Maharlika-Zapanta Valley agi'g suporta sa Agribusiness, Abaca and High Value Crops Industries sa lungsod sa Kitcharao; Brgy. Lingayao-Interim Brgy sa Lawan-Lawan Road isip suporta sa Las Nieves, Buenavista, Nasipit, Carmen (LASBUENASCAR) Sustainable Agro-Forestrg Development Project sa Lungsod sa Las Nieves.

Ang ROLL-IT usa ka hiniusang programa sa DTI ug Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) nga nagtumong pagpalambo sa mga imprastraktura paingon sa mga gitukod nga industriya ug economic zones sa nasud.

Tinguha niini nga makadani og mga imbestor ug negosyante aron mopundar og negosyo sa partikular nga lugar. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)