(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 18 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: 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 to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Friday, May 12, 2023

DSWD, tribal leaders conduct ancestral domain assembly in Tagbina

TAGBINA, Surigao del Sur -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga Regional Program Management Office through Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan- Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Community Driven Development Program for Indigenous People’s (IP-CDD) conducted an Ancestral Domain Assembly of the seven (7) barangays held at the Mayor's Office of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur on May 10, 2023.

The beneficiaries are barangays of: Dona Carmen, Maglatab, Soriano, Hinagdanan, Sta. Juana, Uguban all in Tagbina town, and Bigaan of Hinatuan.

The activity discussed the objectives, rationale, and implementation process of PAMANA program by the KALAHI-CIDSS as well as the covered barangays that would benefit from it.

The KALAHI-CIDSS PAMANA Peaceful and Resilient Communities is the national government’s peace and development framework to respond and strengthen the peace-building, reconstruction, and development in conflict-affected areas (CAAs).

The program aims to deliver basic services to the IP communities by supporting the implementation of the Ancestral Domains Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP), strengthening the partnership of local governance institutions and the Indigenous Political Structures (IPS), and building communities’ resilience to conflict.

Mayor Glaiza Jane Polizon-Lanete of  the local government unit of Tagbina and Mayor Shem Garay of LGU-Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur expressed their commitment and support to the program by providing cash and in-kind counterpart for the successful implementation of sub-projects.

“With the strong partnership between the LGUs Tagbina and Hinatuan and DSWD-KALAHI we can make a difference to empower the community and reduce poverty in the target barangays”. Mayor Lanete said.

The salient provisions of the Indigenous Peoples Right Act and Revised Guidelines on Free, Prior Informed Consent, especially Section 39 on the community-solicited or initiated activities and the corresponding validation process were elaborated by Danny Gobaton, of NCIP Training Center, Bislig City.

Meanwhile, Hawudon Nelbert Sahay, Municipal IP mandatory Representative of Tagbina presided over the assembly, attended by Regional Cluster focal persons, Municipal Indigenous Person Mandatory Representative (IPMR), NCIP representatives, tribal leaders, punong barangays, MIAC members, MCT and ACT staff of KALAHI-Tagbina. (NGPB/LGU-Tagbina/PIA-Surigao del Sur)