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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

SurSur farmers, fisherfolks receive cash, food subsidy from DA

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Apr. 13 (PIA) -- More than 1,400 farmers (coco, and corn), and fisherfolks have availed the cash and food subsidy from the Department of Agriculture (DA) in collaboration with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), and Corn Program in Surigao del Sur.

DA-Agricultural Program Coordinating Office (APCO) chief June Anthony Ouano revealed that the Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk (CFSMFF) program was aimed to help the beneficiaries recovered from the adverse impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and damages caused by the recent typhoons that affected the province, under the Bayanihan II or the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act.”

Based on the report received from DA-Agricultural Program Coordinating Office, the beneficiaries of CFSMFF program are from the municipalities of Lianga, San Agustin, Barobo, Cagwait, Marihatag, San Miguel, Tago, and city of Tandag.

Each beneficiary received P5,000.00 composed of P3,000.00 cash, and a voucher worth P2,000.00. The voucher contained 25 kilos of rice, two trays of eggs, and two big-sized dressed chicken.

Meanwhile, Tandag City has 294 beneficiaries who received the Cash and Food subsidy from the DA thru the PCA, BFAR, and NCIP on April 6, held at Telaje Covered Court in Tandag City. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Marihatag hog raisers avail P3.4 million-worth feed milling equipment

MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur, Apr. 13 -- Twenty-six members (26) of the Marihatag Hog Raisers Association (MAHRA) in Surigao del Sur availed a Php 3.4 Million-worth of feed milling equipment through the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Caraga Livestock Program on March 24, 2021.

The production support includes one unit each of 3-in-1 feed miller, vacuum dryer, micromixer, soybean extruder, heavy-duty weighing scale, and a shed/storage building.

Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) chief Marcos Quico reported that the hog industry in Surigao del Sur produces only 26% of its annual commercial demand. This, according to DA Regional Technical Director Rebecca R. Atega, poses a huge potential for Marihatag farmers to step up their production.

MAHRA President Virgilio A. Dalman said that the group envisions becoming an established hog supplier in Surigao del Sur. With the milling equipment, they will be able to cut down a portion of their production cost.

This year, MAHRA will also obtain 40 heads of hogs worth Php 1,398,000 with feeds support worth Php 1,016,000 from the Livestock Program. The said support contributes to the strengthening of the livestock industry in the region.

Personnel from the DA RFO 13 led by Regional Technical Director Rebecca Atega and Livestock Coordinator Jekem D. Sanchez spearheaded the event in coordination with OPAg chief Quico and Marihatag Mayor Justin Marc Pelenio, and Municipal Agriculturist Bernardino attended the said event. (DA-Caraga/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Matatag fighters reaffirm oath of duty during Army’s 124th anniv

KITCHARAO, Agusan del Norte, Apr. 13 --  The 29th Infantry “Matatag Fighters” Battalion (29IB), Philippine Army reaffirmed and honored their sacred oath of duty during the simultaneous conduct of flag-raising ceremony in a nationwide celebration of the 124th Anniversary of the Philippine Army at the 29IB headquarters, Brgy. Sangay, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte, recently.

During the event, each troop has pledged and took an oath to continuously perform their mandated duty to Serve the people and Secure the land. 


Likewise, 29IB Acting Commanding Officer Lt. Col Aristotle Antonio read and narrated the message of Lt. Gen Jose Faustino Jr., the Acting Commanding General of the Phil. Army in which he challenged every soldier to continue to be firm despite the many challenges they have encountered. “Kahit na marami ang pinagdadaanang pagsubok ng ating bansa ngayon, sana ay manatili tayong matatag sa pagtupad ng ating sinumpaang tungkulin - ito ay ang pagsilbihan at protektahan ang ating bansa kahit ang kapalit nito ay ang ating buhay,” he said.  


The event proceeded with the donning of ranks to four newly promoted officers and enlisted personnel. This was further followed by the turn-over ceremony for the First Sergeant of the Headquarters Service Company of the battalion. As part of the NCO empowerment program of the unit, the outgoing and incoming First Sergeants delivered their respective speeches with remarkable excellence.

“As we commemorate this day of the 124th Anniversary of our organization, may we not forget the valiant sacrifices of our predecessors and also that we may learn to appreciate and take pride as well in the standard of honor, patriotism, and duty which each of you has shown forth. I want all of you to know that I am proud to have worked with you all my fellow comrades in arms,” said Lt. Col. Antonio.


“And to those who have been newly promoted, I want you to bear in mind the words of Brooke Astor that, ‘Power is the ability to do things for others.’ Indeed, you are promoted into a higher position, not to have an increased salary alone. Remember, that it demands an increased time and effort on your part as you face more challenges and bigger responsibilities towards educating your subordinates and your service for others,” Lt. Col. Antonio added. (CMO Officer, 29IB PA/PIA Agusan del Norte)


TESDA chief sets to visit Caraga

BUTUAN CITY, April 13 -- “Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will again visit Caraga Region,” said TESDA-Caraga Regional Director Tarhata S. Mapandi, CESO III during the Management Committee Virtual Meeting held recently.


Attended by Provincial Directors, Training Center Administrators and TESDA Administered School Administrators, Dir. Mapandi said series of TVET-related events will be conducted from April 13-17, 2021 and Sec. Lapeña will grace those events.
 
Specifically, Dir. Mapandi said among the activities to be conducted here in the city is the launching of the Caraga Express Connect (CxC), a monitoring hub of TESDA-Caraga that will serve as a venue in monitoring the proceedings during the conduct of assessments in all provinces in the region.


Also part of the itinerary is the launching of the barangay development program in Sitio Mimbahandi, Camagong, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, that will house enterprise store for habal-habal spare parts, vulcanizing shop, gulayan (vegetable) display center and fishpond.
 
Further, Sec. Lapeña will also travel to Dinagat Islands Province to grace the ground-breaking of Dinagat Uno, a Technical-Vocational (Tech-Voc) Training Center through the Office of Congressman Allan 1 B. Ecleo. Afterwhich, he will attend the MOA Signing between TESDA and Cagdianao Mining Corp. for the partnership of TVET-training implementation in the province.


Furthermore, the TESDA chief will attend the awarding of Inter-Agency Commitment and Graduation of TESDA trainees at Brgy. Camam-onan, Guigaquit, Surigao del Norte, a site of a PRLEC Project in the province. It can be recalled that TESDA is the lead agency and Sec. Lapeña is the chairman of the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) in the national level.


From Surigao del Norte, Lapeña will go back to Agusan del Norte to visit the Demo-Farm of the Provincial Training Center (PTC) of Agusan del Norte in Sitio Trucat, Cuyago, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte.


On his way to Butuan City, Sec. Lapeña will drop by in Barangay San Antonio, RTR, Agusan del Norte to visit another PRLEC project and to meet and greet with the beneficiaries.


Meanwhile, the Secretary will also attend the Turn-over Ceremony of the new vehicle to the Provincial Training Center of Agusan del Sur from PERA – Multi-purpose Cooperative (MPC).


He will likewise attend the inaugural meeting of the Agusan del Sur TVET Executive Council with Governor Santiago Cane who will also grace the activity.


From there, Lapeña will attend the Inauguration of ASSAT-Talacogon, Extension Campus. Likewise, he will grace the launching of the Enterprise Village, Graduation of TESDA trainees, and Awarding of Commitments at Brgy. Zamora, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur.
 
With the number of engagements that Sec. Lapeña is undertaking, Dir. Mapandi enjoined all TESDA officials and employees in the region to be prepared for the five-day visit of the secretary. (TESDA Caraga/PIA Caraga)


Cabadbaran gi-regulate ang paggamit sa mga kadalanan

By Jessica O. Mellejor

Kini gi-aprubahan sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan pinaagi sa Sanggunian Resolution No. 140-2021 nga nag-deklara nga balido ang maong ordinansa.

Tubag kini sa mando ni Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte, pinaagi sa DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2019-121, nga tanan nga mga Local Government Units gamiton ang ilang gahum nga kinahanglanon aron makuha ang mga publikong dalan nga gigamit alang sa pribadong tumong ug sa proseso, tangtangon tanan iligal nga istruktura ug mga konstruksyon.

Basi sa City Ordinance No. 2021-001, nagtinguha nga makontrol ang paggamit ug pagmintinar sa mga sidewalks, kakulangan ug paghawan sa parehas sa mga ilegal nga komersyal ug pribadong istruktura, aron mapadali ang luwas ug kombenyente nga paggamit niini ug aron mapauswag ang maayo nga kondisyon sa mga kalsada ingon man mapugngan ang mga peligro sa kadalanan ug mga pagka-antala sa pagpalambo sa dalan tungod sa paglusot sa mga iligal nga istruktura ug konstruksyon sa mga dalan sa sulud sa syudad sa Cabadbaran.

Pinaagi sa maong ordinansa, sa pagpangamahan ni Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Alan M. Asio, i-regulate ug mopataw og silot ang lokal nga panggamhanan sa syudad sa Cabadbaran ngadto sa mga dili motuman sa maong balaod nga naglangkob sa mosunod:

Sidewalks Vendors:
1st Offense - written warning;
2nd Offense - confiscation of items (for donation to DSWD, PNP, BJMP or other institutions upon decision of the City Mayor); and a fine of Php 500.00 ug
3rd Offense - Php1,000.00 fine.

Business Signages:
1st Offense - written warning;
2nd Offense - confiscation and Dismantling of signage; and a fine of Php 500.00 and
3rd Offense - Php1,000.00 fine and suspension/non-renewal of Business Permit if the violation is a business operator;

Construction Materials:
1st Offense written warning with an order to clear the construction materials within 24 hours’ receipt of the same;
2nd Offense, confiscation and a fine of Php 500.00 
3rd Offense, Php1,000.00 fine and suspension/non-renewal of business operator.

Kini gi-aprobahan niadtong Marso 22, 2021 sa ika 82 regular sesyon sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa pagduso ni Provincial Board Member James T. Reserva, tsirman sa Committee on Laws Ethics and Good Government. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)