(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 09 December 2021) Shear Line affecting the eastern section of Visayas. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Shear Line. Possible landslide during heavy to at time intense rain. Agusan del Norte ug Surigao del Sur will have cloudy skies with scattered raishower and thunderstorm due to shearline. Possible flashflood or lanslide during moderate to at time heavy rain.The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorm due to Localized thunderstorm. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorm The eastern section of Mindanao will have Moderate to Strong winds coming from Northeast to Northwest with Moderate to Rough coastal waters (1.2 to 4.0 meters). While the rest of Mindanao will have Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest with Slight to Moderate coastal waters / (0.6 to 2.5 meters)./span>



Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3,252 Caraga frontline health workers receive Sinovac

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 16 -- The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Roll out in Caraga has already started on March 7, 2021 in Caraga Regional Hospital. As of Mar. 12, 2021, DOH Caraga and 15 other implementing hospitals have already vaccinated a total of 3, 252 frontline health care workers with the CoronaVac or popularly known as Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine.

DOH Caraga together with the partner hospitals is strictly monitoring the status of vaccine recipients. As of this time, the record showed a cumulative figure of 314 deferrals or individuals not qualified to be vaccinated during screening following a medical assessment. An example of this is due to high blood pressure during actual vital signs check. These individuals will receive the vaccine once medically cleared.

From the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU), a total of 29 Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) cases have been recorded in the last six days. This is 0.9% compared to the total number of vaccinated individuals. Complaints vary per patient. Out of the 29 AEFIs, 14 complained of body rash or itchiness and headache. Cases were managed accordingly with four admissions wherein three already went home and one who is currently stable and for further workup and management. All discharged AEFI cases reported have recovered.

“We are grateful to all frontline health workers who cooperated with us and participated in this global phenomenon to combat COVID-19. As the priority eligible group and the highest risk in terms of exposure, we must protect you and we thank you for your participation. The range of side effects we are seeing now is the common side effects of the vaccine. All vaccines issued with Emergency Use Authorization or EUA and being deployed in the country are continuously monitored and evaluated to ensure product safety,” DOH Caraga Regional Director Jose R. Llacuna, Jr. said.

DOH Caraga reiterated to all LGUs, implementing units and health facilities to thoroughly monitor their vaccine recipients and firmly follow the standard operating procedures in line with the guidelines set, and this includes medical screening and prompt management of any AEFIs. Likewise, the health agency also recommends to all health care workers who were vaccinated to refer health concerns to their respective health facilities for timely and appropriate action.

“The COVID-19 vaccines strongly complement the minimum health standard protocols in combating the pandemic crisis. Let us all be vigilant and continue to follow the health protocols,” Dir. Llacuna said. (DOH Caraga/PIA Caraga)

RCSP immersion conducted in Surigao del Norte

By 1Lt. Edmar Colagong

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Mar. 16 -- The provincial government of Surigao del Norte through the local government unit (LGU) of Malimono, in partnership with the 29th Infantry (Matatag Fighters) Battalion (29IB), Philippine Army under the 901st Infantry (Fight'em) Brigade and other agencies, collaborated and led the conduct of Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) Immersion held in Brgy. San Isidro, Malimono on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

It was aimed at addressing governance issues and developmental gaps by providing the community with their needs and ensuring that development is sustained and peace is promoted.

More than 200 beneficiaries have availed of the various services such as free haircut by the Philippine Army and the information awareness drive about the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs) recruitment schemes and Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) process.

Free medical checkups, medicines, and hygiene kits were also provided by the Department of Health (DOH). Free circumcision (Tuli) was also offered and assisted by the Philippine Army.

There were free consultation and information drive by the Technical Education and Skills Development Agency (TESDA) regarding free skills training and seminars; the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the assistance to the rebels who desires to surrender; the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for those individuals who wanted to put up a business; the Department of Agriculture (DA) which provided free seedlings and tips on agriculture; and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on the laws and regulations of peace and security.

Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member of Malimono, Danilo Abraham said, “Magapasalamat kita kay naa sila magserbisyo sa katawhan sa Malimono. Mao dili kita mag away-away kay igsoon ra kitang tanan (We should be thankful that they are here to serve the people of Malimono. That is why we should not contend because we are all brothers and sisters).”

Meanwhile, SB member Wallace Sinaca explained that the said RCSP activity has been made available in the area to make the people in Malimono feel that the government has always been prioritizing the people. "Aside from that, loving one another is the true essence of peace," he said.

According to Surigao del Norte assistant provincial administrator Ramon Gotinga, “Swerte kaayo ang Malimono kay gusto sa atong gobernador nga magpabilin nga mahapsay ug malinawon ang Malimono, Surigao del Norte. Ang 180 million nga kwarta nga proyekto sa nasyunal ihatag sa barangay ug sa luyo sa inyong barangay aron mubalik na sa sabakan sa gobyerno ang kaigsoonan ta aron sila magpuyo na ug malinawon (Malimono is so fortunate because our governor wants that Malimono, Surigao del Norte would remain orderly and peacefully. The 180 million worth of peso for the national project will be given to the barangay, and other far-flung areas of the barangay, so that our fellows might as well return to the folds of the government and live peacefully)."

Provincial director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government John Reyl Mosquito also emphasized by saying, “Ini kami para ipaabot ang mensahe sa atong Presidente. Nga tanan kita mutabang sa katunhay sa kahapsay ug kalinaw sa atong nasod. Mutabang kita sa matag usa kanato kay para ini sa karadyawan kanato tanan, kinsa pama’y magtinabangan kon kita ra (We are here to convey the message of our President. That all of us must help in maintaining peace and order in our country. Let us help each other, for this is for the good of everyone. Who else would help each other, but only us).”

“I hope you were all seeing how serious the government is in ending this insurgency and in helping the people. That despite such pandemic, it doesn’t stop the government from delivering its services to the community. And rest assured, that your Army will never get tired of doing so because this is what the whole-of-nation approach is all about," said Lt. Col. Aristotle F. Antonio, commanding officer of 29IB.

It can be recalled that on March 4, 2021, the province had conducted the same RCSP immersion in the municipality of San Francisco, this province. (CMO Officer, 29IB, PA/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Agnor PPOC provides free services to IP community

By 1Lt. Roel T. Maglalang

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte, Mar. 16 -- Thousands of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) belonging to the Higaonon tribe under Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) 118 and 252 in Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte received free social services during the conduct of the two-day Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Immersion activity held at Sitio Bokbokon, Barangay Lawan-lawan on March 9-10, 2021.

During the activity, the PPOC conducted a free “Kasalan ng Bayan,” medical mission and outreach program. The mass graduation of IPs who completed the skills training conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was also facilitated during the activity. After completing the training, the IPs were also granted sustainable livelihood programs from the government.

Through the outreach program, the members of the Higaonon tribe also received toilet bowls, food packs, used clothing, free medicines, and vitamins, while the children were also provided with free circumcision and haircut. The IPs also benefited from the free medical consultation conducted during the activity while the other IP farmers were also provided with Kabir chickens, tilapia fingerlings, vegetable seeds and fruit-bearing seedlings.

The two-day activity was made possible through the convergence of the Provincial Government of Agusan del Norte led by Gov. Dale B. Corvera, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Las Nieves headed by Mayor Avelina Rosales together with the tribal leaders in the province through Datu Eddie “Bawang” Ampiyawan, the Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR).

Top military and police officials in the province, including Brig. Gen. Maurito L. Licudine, the commander of the 402nd Infantry Brigade (402Bde), Lt. Col. Julius Cesar C. Paulo, the commander of the 23rd Infantry Battalion (23IB), and Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office (ADNPPO) Director Col. Martin Gamba were also present during the activity.

Government line agencies that provided support to the activity includes the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Datu Ronald S. Manhumosay, the IPMR of CADT118 thanked the government for the free services their community has received through the PPOC activity.

“Dako among pasalamat sa gobyerno kay ila gyod gihatagan ug importansya ang tribung Higaonon pinaagi sa pagdala og hinabang sa among komonidad bisan taliwala sa kalayo niini. Kami maningkamot usab nga maka tabang kaninyo sa pag sumpo sa insurhensiya sa among lugar aron magpadayon na ang kalinaw ug kalambuan, ug amo kining ampingan aron magpabilin ug mapahimuslan kini sa among sumusunod nga kabatan-unan (I am thankful to the government for giving importance to the Higaonon tribe by providing goods and services despite located in a far flung area. We, the tribe promise to help the government in solving the insurgency problem in our area to obtain peace and development for us and to the next generation)," said Datu Manhumosay.

In his message during the activity, Gov. Corvera assured the Higaonon tribe of the continued support of the government to their members and communities. 

“The Provincial Government of Agusan del Norte will help your community despite the distance and the transportation problem because we want everyone to experience development," he said.

"Before, the Communist New People’s Army Terrorists (CNTs) exploited the vulnerabilities of the Higaonons and we can see no development in this community. But now, this community has become very progressive because of the cooperation that the residents showed to the government. The insurgency can no longer stand in this sitio because their tribe no longer supports the CNTs. And with that, we are so glad especially to the tribal leaders who convinced their members to cut their ties from insurgents because it is the stepping stone for a united community,” Corvera added.

Meanwhile, Mayor Rosales also emphasized the importance of the implementation of Executive Order Number 70 (EO 70) in the town that provided the much-needed help especially in far-flung communities that are vulnerable to the CNT.

“Because of the implementation of the EO 70 or the Whole-of-Nation Approach, we can easily address the problems of the constituents. We want to help you in any possible way especially in legalizing the registration of your families for the benefit of your children. We hope to help you solve part of your primary issues and concerns,” Rosales said.

Lt. Col. Paulo, in his message, thanked the residents of CADT 118 community for their participation in the said activity.

“Everyone of us, regardless if you are a government employee or a civilian resident, plays a vital role in maintaining peace in our communities. Our government is always here to back you up in solving your problems, but of course, you also need to exert effort to solve it. The efforts of government forces coupled with the support of other government agencies will result in great accomplishments most especially if the constituents will fully support the peace initiatives of the government. We hope that you will continue to support us to end insurgency because, without insurgency, progress, unity, peace and development will be achieved,” Paulo said.

For his part, Brig. Gen. Licudine expressed gladness over the willingness of the residents of Sitio Bokbokon to support the initiatives of the government that will bring peace and development in their communities.

He also recognized the success of the collaboration of the PPOC, the LGU of Las Nieves, the 23IB, PNP, the members of the barangay council of Lawan-lawan and the leaders of the Higaonon tribe.

“Your active participation in this activity manifested your true intention of freeing and saving the far-flung communities from the influence of the CNTs,” Licudine said.

The 402Bde commander also asked the villagers of Sitio Bokbokon to completely cut their ties with the CNT and work with the government to address the peace and security concerns in their community.

“The absence of cooperation and unity among us has worsened the problem of insurgency. Let us work together to support all government initiatives and facilitate the delivery of programs, projects, and services in your communities. Help us by simply providing timely and accurate information on the CNT presence so that we can protect you against their threats. Winning the war against insurgency can only be achieved through combined efforts of the barangay residents and the line agencies of the government,” Licudine said. (CMO Officer, 23IB PA/PIA Agusan del Norte)

NPA members surrender to Army in AgNor

By 1Lt. Roel T. Maglalang

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte, March 16 -- Four regular members of the Communist New People’s Army (NPA) Terrorist (CNT) and three Milisya ng Bayan (MB) voluntarily surrendered to the 23rd Infantry Battalion (23IB), Philippine Army during the conduct of Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) immersion activity held in Sitio Bokbokon, Barangay Lawan-lawan, Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte on March 9, 2021.

Three of the regular members of CNTs were from Guerrilla Front (GF) 4A, one was from the GF4B. All of the regular members and the MBs who surrendered were under the North Central Mindanao Regional Command (NCMRC) of the NPA. 

They were identified as Alias Datu Hulas, 57 years old, PG, Squad Uno, GF-4A, bringing along with him one M16 Rifle, one Caliber 9mm Submachine gun and one Caliber .45 Pistol; Alias Hain, 56 years old, Medic of GF-4A; Alias Jaya, 18 years old, Medic of GF-4B; Alias Chodi, 16 years old, Medic of GF-4A; Alias Justine, 21 years old, MB of Sitio Bulak, Barangay Lower Olave, Buenavista under GF4A; Alias John, 21 years old from Sitio Bokbokon, Barangay Lawan-lawan, Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte under GF4A; and Alias Jay, 19 years old also from Sitio Bokbokon.

They voluntarily surrendered to Lt. Col. Julius Cesar C. Paulo, the commanding officer of 23IB. Upon their surrender, they were also presented to Agusan del Norte Gov. Dale B Corvera, Mayor Avelina S Rosales of Las Nieves, Board Member Jun Radaza EscasiƱas, P/Col. Martin Gamba, Provincial Director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Agusan del Norte, and Datu Ronald S. Manhumosay during the PPOC Immersion activity.

The surrender of the regular NPA and MB members was facilitated by the different tribal leaders and members of the Higaonon tribe led by Datu Bawang Eddie Ampiyawan, the Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) of Agusan del Norte.

Datu Hulas, in a testimony during the activity, thanked the government for opening its doors to those who decided to abandon the decaying armed struggle of the CNTs.

“Today, I am happy that I am now back to the government after my miserable life with the NPAs,” Datu Hulas said. 

Lt. Col. Paulo warmly welcomed the group of Datu Hulas, as he emphasized the realization of the IP communities on the terroristic activities of the CNTs.

“The vulnerabilities of the IPs were exploited by the CNTs. They usually recruit IP leaders because they can easily recruit additional members from their tribe,” Paulo said.

He added that the lives of the recruited IP leaders and members are in great risk and the families they left behind suffer from hardships and difficulties.

“It is so sad to note that until now, they are still recruiting and using the IP minors to serve for their group and fight against the government,” Paulo said.

Furthermore, the 23IB commander also thanked the group for finally realizing the evil intents of the CNTs and decided to return to the government and their families.

“We are so glad that these IPs finally decided to go back to the folds of the law by laying down their arms. May every IPs guard and guide each one of them so that they will be spared from the recruitment scheme and manipulation of the CNT group,” Paulo said. (CMO Officer, 23IB PA/PIA Agusan del Norte)

LGU reps sa Caraga misalmot sa training para sa local DRRM planning

By Venus L. Garcia

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Marso 16 (PIA) -- Para masiguro nga adunay saktong pagpangandam sa panahon nga adunay kalamidad, ming-apil ang mga local Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) officers lakip na usab ang training, planning og research personnel gikan sa nagkalain-laing local government units sa Caraga region sa gipahigayon nga online o blended training sa pagmugna sa standardized Local DRRM Plan (LDRRMP).

Kabahin sa mandato sa mga lokal na panggamhanan ang paghimo sa local DRRM plan base sa Republic Act 10121 o Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010.

Bisan paman sa panahon sa pandemya, gisiguro sa Office of Civil Defense (OCD) - Caraga nga mahatagan ug igong pagtagad ang pag capacitate sa mga partisipante nga mitambong sa gipahigayong training.

“After this training, we expect the LGUs, ‘yung hindi pa naa-update yung plan, inaasahan natin na ma-update nila ito using the standard template and following the same process. And also we expect them to prioritize talaga ‘yung DRRM,” sulti ni April Rose Anne Sanchez, hepe sa Policy Development and Planning Section og information officer sa OCD-Caraga.

Sumala pa ni Sanchez, dili ikalimod nga adunay mga hagit nga nasinati ang nagkalain-laing LGU sa paghimo sa ilang local DRRM plan apan gihagit kini sa ahensiya nga i-prioritize ang pag-update og pag-kumpleto sa DRRM plan para sa pagpalambo sa community resiliency og para ma-institutionalize ang disaster preparedness, response at management sa tanan nga lebel.

“It’s very vital for every LGU to come up with this kind of plan. Unang una, based on R.A. 10121, every LGU needs to have the plan as their guide in the implementation of DRRM. Second, as the law mandates and provides, they cannot utilize their local DRRM fund without having an approved and adopted local drrm plan. That is why they are mandated to have this kind of plan,” dugang pa niini ni Sanchez.

Gihisgutan sa maong training ang LDRRMP overview; ang konsepto, principle, og funding sources nga suporta sa pag-implementar sa plano.

Gilauman nga paghuman sa training course, aduna nay igong kahibalo ang mga nangapil  sa pag describe sa mga gikinahanglan sa pag-develop sa LDRRMP; og ma-explain ang importansya sa Working Group sa pag-konsolida sa LDRRMP, og mahibaloan ang sunod nga mga lakang nga pagabuhaton.

Dili ikalimod nga ang Pilipinas, partikular na ang Caraga region, isa sa kanunay mahiigo sa kalamidad sama sa bagyo, linog, og pagbaha, mao nga importante para sa mga partisipante ang gipatigayong training sa local DRRM planning.

“Naniniwala po kami na ang DRRM planning, it’s the first step to safety. Napakalaking tulong po na ma-update ang mga kaalaman ng mga DRRM officers para po maipamahagi namin sa aming community at ma-reduce o mabawasan man lang ang risgo at maiwasan natin ang pagbuwis ng buhay. So, the greatest driver of disaster risk is weak local governance and lack of will to invest in prevention and mitigation,” sulti ni Angelica Jugao, DRRM officer sa LGU-Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte.

Gi-awhag usab ni OCD-Caraga regional director Liza Mazo ang matag-usa nga aktibong mokooperar sa mga DRRM program nga giimplementar o buot ipasiugda sa panggamhanan. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)

FOI balaud na sa Nasipit

By Angel Lyn F. Gaviola

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Marso 16 -- Hingpit ng balaud ang Freedom of Information (FOI) sa Nasipit, Agusan del Norte human giaprobahan sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang ordinansa nga gipasa sa lungsod kalabot niini karong bag-o lamang.

Ang Municipal Ordinance No. 017 series of 2020 "AN ORDINANCE OPERATIONALIZING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) IN THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF NASIPIT AND PROVIDING GUIDELINES FOR PURPOSES THEREOF,” nga gipangamahanan ni Sangguniang Bayan Member Christopher Timogan nga maoy Chairman sa Committee on Information, nagtumong nga mahimong bukas na sa katawhang Nasipitnon ang mga dokumento nga buot nilang masayran.

Nakalatid sa maong ordinansa nga mahimong masayran sa mga residente sa lungsod ang mga dokumento nga buot nilang maklaro lambigit sa mga natalang transaksyones ug desisyon nga gihimo sa lokal nga panggamhanan, lakip na kadtong mga government research data nga gihimong basihanan sa pagpanday og mga polisiya sa tanang opisina nga sakop sa lungsod.

Sumala ni SB Timogan nga “Isip usa ka radio Commentator ug Chairman sa Committee on Information and Communication sa Sangguniang Bayan sa Nasipit, ako nagpalabang niini nga ordinansa gumikan kay gusto nako ang transparensya diha sa panggobyerno sanglit usa usab kini sa akong gisaad sa Katawhang Nasipitnon nga transparency.”

"Kinahanglan nga walay dapat itago sa tanang mga transactions sa gobyerno aron malikayan ang pagduda sa Katawhan labi pa kay usa sa kampanya sa Presidente sa atong nasud ang pagbatok sa kurapsyon. Gumikan kay katungod sa Katawhan nga masayod sa mga kalihokan ug transaksyon diha sa pang gobyerno,” dugang pa niya.

Mahimong magsumiter ang indibidwal sa iyang written request sa Municipal Public Information Office (MPIO) o kaha sa opisina sa Municipal Mayor ug sa opisina nga may kalambigitan sa gihangyo nga pertinenteng dokumento, dungan sa pagpakita sa iyang pangalan ug rason ug katuyoan kung nganong kinahanglan niini ang maong impormasyon.

Kadtong mga empleyado sa lungsod nga wala nituman sa mga probisyon nga nakalatid sa maong ordinansa apan gitahasan nga moatiman sa gihangyong papeles sa mga residente, ang mahimong matangtang sa serbisyo isip pinaka bug-at nga silot. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)

Pagpahiluna sa Waste-to-Energy Power Plant sa Magallanes gisugdan na

By Karen Kei Decamotan

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Marso 16 -- Gisugdan na pagpahiluna ang Waste-to-Energy Power Plant Project sa Magallanes, usa sa 12 Core Processing Projects nga iplastar ubos sa Process! Process! Process! Project sa AGUSAN UP!, ang kampanya sa pagpalambo sa administrasyon ni Gobernador Dale B. Corvera kaabag ang buhatan ni Kongresista Angel Amante-Matba.

Gihimo kini pinaagi sa usa ka konperensya sa mga representante sa Local Government Unit (LGU) sa Magallanes, sa provincial government sa Agusan del Norte ug sa Philippine Energy Solutions Corporation (PRESCORP), signatories sa usa ka Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) nga gihimo aron matutokan ang pagpahiluna sa maong proyekto.

Ang Waste-to-Energy Power Plant project usa ka Php6 billion project nga nakitang pamaagi alang sa sustenidong hapsay nga paghipos sa basura sa probinsya, pagpataas sa suplay sa kuryente ug isip ekonomikanhong proyekto nga makamugna og trabaho ug bahandi pagpaangat sa kita sa mga lumulupyo dili lang sa Magallanes kon dili sa tibuok probinsya.

Gilantaw nga sa maong pasilidad na unya dalhon ang mga basura sa mga lungsod ug syudad sa Agusan del Norte.

Ipahiluna ang proyekto pinaagi sa Public Private Partnership (PPP) diin ang PRESCORP maoy magsilbing private partner sa probinsya ug sa lungsod sa Magallanes.

Sa maong tigum, gipresenta ni Alfredo Pontillo, ang power plant projects facilitator sa PRESCORP sa Mindanao, ang mga teknikalidad sa paggama og kuryente gikan sa basura, ang mga lakang pagpatuman sa proyekto ug ang mga terms of partnership. 

Nagkauyon ang tulo sa parties sa MOU sa parpusige sa maong proyekto. Sa iyang mensahe, gipadayag ni Mayor Cesar Cumba sa Magallanes ang importansya sa maong proyekto pagsulbad sa problema pagpahiluna sa basura ingon man ang mahimong tampo niini aron madugangan ang suplay sa kuryente probinsya ug sa nasud.

Human sa konperensya, gihimo ang ocular visit sa gi-propose sa LGU-Magallanes nga site sa planta ug sa kinatibuk-an nakita sa PRESCORP nga pwede na kini ug gihangyo niini ang munisipyo ug probinsya nga motabang pagproseso aron makakuha og mga permits aron matugotan nga magamit kini alang sa power plant.

Gikan sa Magallanes, mibisita usab ang mga representante sa PRESCORP ug sa Munisipyo sa Magallanes sa buhatan ni Gob. Dale Corvera sa kapitolyo, dinhi, gipadayag sa gobernador ang iyang suporta sa proyekto ug himoon sa probinsya ang mga kaakuhan niini isip partner.

Nakatakda nga himoon ang sunod sunod nga mga meeting sa mosunod nga mga adlaw pagplastar sa mga requirements aron mapadali pagpatuman ang power plant. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)

LGU reps sa Caraga sumailalim sa training sa pagbuo ng local DRRM plan

By Venus L. Garcia

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Marso 16 (PIA) -- Upang matiyak ang kahandaan sa panahon ng kalamidad, sumailalim sa blended training ang mga Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) officer kasama na rin ang mga training, planning at research personnel ng iba’t ibang local government units sa buong rehiyon ng Caraga para sa pagbuo ng standardized Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan (LDRRMP).

Ang pagbalangkas sa local DRRM plan ay bahagi ng mandato sa mga lokal na pamahalaan na alinsunod sa Republic Act 10121 na kilala rin bilang Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010.

Kaya kahit paman sa gitna ng pandemya minabuti ng Office of Civil Defense (OCD) - Caraga na pagtuonan ang pagsasanay ng mga partisipante na hinati sa dalawang batches.

“After this training, we expect the LGUs, ‘yung hindi pa naa-update ‘yung plan, na ma-update nila ito using the standard template and following the same process. And also we expect them to prioritize talaga ‘yung DRRM,” ani April Rose Anne Sanchez, head ng Policy Development and Planning Section at information officer ng OCD-Caraga.

Bagama’t aminado naman ang OCD-Caraga na may mga hamong kinakaharap ang ibang LGUs sa pagbuo ng kanilang local DRRM plan, hinimok ng ahensiya ang mga ito na i-prioritize ang paggawa o pag-update ng kanilang DRRM plan upang maitaguyod ang community resiliency at ma-institutionalize ang disaster preparedness, response at management sa lahat ng antas.

“It’s very vital for every LGU to come up with this kind of plan. Unang una, based on R.A. 10121, every LGU needs to have the plan as their guide in the implementation of DRRM. Second, as the law mandates and provides, they cannot utilize their local DRRM fund without having an approved and adopted local drrm plan. That is why they are mandated to have this kind of plan,” sabi ni Sanchez.

Napag-usapan din sa nasabing training ang LDRRMP overview; ang konsepto, principle, at funding sources bilang suporta sa implementasyon ng plano.

Nadagdagan din ang kaalaman nila tungkol sa mga kakailanganin sa pag-develop ng LDRRMP; ang importansya ng Working Group sa pag-konsolida sa LDRRMP, at ang kasunod pang mga hakbang na gagawin.

Hindi maikakaila na ang Pilipinas, partikular na ang Caraga region, ay isa sa mga palaging tinatamaan ng kalamidad gaya ng bagyo, lindol at pagbaha kaya mahalaga para sa mga partisipante ang nasabing training.

“Naniniwala po kami na ang DRRM planning, it’s the first step to safety. Napakalaking tulong po na ma-update ang mga kaalaman ng mga DRRM officers para po maipamahagi namin sa aming community at ma-reduce o mabawasan man lang ang risgo at maiwasan natin ang pagbuwis ng buhay. So, the greatest driver of disaster risk is weak local governance and lack of will to invest in prevention and mitigation,” aniya Angelica Jugao, DRRM officer ng LGU-Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte.

Hinimok naman ni OCD-Caraga regional director Liza Mazo ang bawat isa na maging aktibong kabahagi sa pagapapalaganap ng mga DRRM program ng pamahalaan. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)

Libreng wi-fi sites sa Agusan at Butuan, nadagdagan pa

By Nora C. Lanuza

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Marso 16 (PIA) -- Mahigit 100 Free Wi-Fi For all Sites ang idinagdag ng Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) sa probinsya ng Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur at Butuan City para palawakin ang interconnectivity sa Caraga region.

Sa ginawang pasinaya sa Tubay, Agusan del Norte, pinasalamatan ni school principal Glenn dela Sala, ang DICT dahil sa malaking tulong na hatid ng Free Wi-Fi For All sa kanilang paaralan at maging sa buong bayan ng Tubay.
 
Gayundin ang pasasalamat ng Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology sa DICT na ni-re-present ni undersecretary Jose  Arturo de Castro.

Umabot na sa 332 ang active na Free Wi-Fi For All hotspots sa rehiyon ng Caraga kabilang ang bagong lunsad na 28 hotspots sa bayan ng Tubay sa Agusan del Norte.

Ayon kay Direktor Eva May dela Rosa ng DICT Mindano Cluster 2, tinutugunan ng DICT ang kakulangan sa komunikasyon sa pamamagitan ng internet lalo na sa “new normal” na buhay sa bansa.

Lubos din ang pasalamat ng mga local officials ng Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur at Butuan City sa dagdag na libreng wi-fi. (NCLM, PIA Caraga)

Pagbansay alang sa panginabuhian himuon alang sa 50 kanhi rebelled

By Karen Kei Decamotan

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Marso 16 -- Mokabat sa 50 ka mga former rebels ang moagi sa 10 ka mga Livelihood Skills Trainings pinaagi sa Department of Education Division Alternative Learning System (DepEd-ALS).

Mismo si Gobernador Dale B. Corvera uban ni Kongresista Angel Amante-Matba ang mi-abi abi sa mga kanhing mga rebelde kabahin sa walay puas nga pagsuporta sa dagkung mga lideres kanila sa nahitabong Opening Ceremony, Martes, Marso 16, sa kampo sa 23rd Infantry Battalion (IB) sa lungsod sa Buenavista.

Sa iyang mensahe, gipadayag ni Gob. Corvera ang daku niyang pasalamat sa mga kanhing mga rebelde tungod sa ilang pagbalik sa sabakan sa gobyerno. Timailhan kini nga magpadayon na ang tinguhang kalinaw sa probinsya.

“Dako akong pasalamat sa inyong pagbalik sa sabakan sa gobyerno. Ako kamong pasalamatan tungod dunay giingon nga wala kunoy kauswagan kung walay kalinaw. Wala poy kalinaw kung walay kauswagan. Ug ang inyong pagbalik sa sabakan sa goberno, timailhan kini nga nagpaingon nata sa kauswagan tungod kay duna nay kalinaw,” matud pa ni Gob. Corvera.

Isip pasiuna nga padayong tabang, nagpadangat si Gob. Corvera ug Kong. Amante-Matba og cash assistance nga Php1,000 matag usa kanila ug laing Php5,000 isip ilang puhonan panahon nga matapos na sila sa ilang training.

Sa iyang bahin, gipasabot ni Kong. Amante-Matba nga ang pagpaangat sa ilang kahimtang mag depende gihapon sa pagpaningkamot sa mga kanhi rebelde.

“Naa rana sa inyoha kung unsaon jud ninyo ang inyong nakat-onan para pag balik ninyo sa komunidad, dili namo mag lisod kay naa ug daghan jud mo pwede mapangitaan og panginabuhian,” pasabot ni Kong. Amante-Matba.

Sugdan ang maong training sa Marso 17 sulod sa tulo ka adlaw. Napulo ka mga skills trainings ang i-bansay mao ang mga mosunod: Basket, Baking, food processing, wellness massage, skirting, beauty care, landscaping, flower arrangement, tshirt printing, welding ug electrical installation. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)