(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 24 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 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 Easterlies/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 East to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Butuan City gears up for Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair

By Nora Lanuza Molde

BUTUAN CITY  (PIA) – Various government services  will be available during the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair on March 22 to 23 at the Caraga State University main campus in Butuan City.

Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and other cabinet officials and dignitaries are also expected to join the event.

The convergence is the first in the Caraga region, hosted by Butuan City and Las Nieves Rep. Jose ‘Joboy’ S. Aquino II.

The activity will serve an array of services that will benefit thousands of residents in the region, especially in Butuan City and the province of Agusan del Norte. 

The 14th leg of the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair in Butuan City and province of Agusan del Norte kicked off with a coordination meeting, as participated by all heads of the different line agencies in the region, Caraga State University that served as venue, and the Office of Congressional Representative Jose Aquino II as the host and organizer of the grand activity. (Photo of PIA-ADN)

Preparations and route assessment for the event are underway, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Butuan City Transportation and Traffic Management Department, and the Bureau of Fire Protection have already conducted their security briefing with the team of Bagong Pilipinas and the office of the congressional representative for security during the conduct of the 2-day event.

Services include the Department of Migrant Workers distribution of financial assistance to identified overseas Filipino families in distressed situations; the Department of Foreign Affairs will bring closer to the residents who want to apply for or renew their travel documents; and the Department of Agrarian Reform will conduct an agrarian trade fair and turn over of farm machinery to various agrarian reform beneficiary organizations and others.

Moreover, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Caraga will accept applications for the June 2 examinations of Fire Officer (FOE), Penology Officer (POE), and Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE). It will also accept walk-in applications for special eligibility, such as PD 907 and barangay officials, among others, and will provide assistance on civil service-related matters.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will have an information exhibit on the scholarships and grants-in-aid programs of the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST); information on the  higher education institutions (HEIs) programs in the region; processing of applications for certification, authentication and verification of students' academic records; assistance in the online application for scholarship program for coconut farmers and their families ; and the provision of Help Desk to accommodate higher education questions and concerns; and distribution of financial grants to selected HEIs, and a ceremonial awarding of financial grants with CHED chairperson, Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III, and many more.

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) in Butuan City is the earliest bird among the service providers of the 14th Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair to complete the set up of their service booth. Other government agencies are also engaged with the preparations of the said activity. Photo courtesy of GSIS - Butuan.

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) in Butuan City is the earliest bird among the service providers of the 14th Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair to complete the set up of their service booth. Other government agencies are also engaged with the preparations of the said activity. Photo courtesy of GSIS - Butuan.

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA), as the communication arm of the government, will ensure the smooth conduct of press conferences and interviews with the dignitaries and key officials of the different participating agencies. 

PIA will also take care of the activities under the scope of media relations, including the presentation and distribution of information, communication, and education materials for priority government programs.

To avail of the services, participants must register using the link: www.bagongpilipinastayo.com

This Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair marks as the 14th leg held nationwide. The service fair introduces the Bagong Pilipinas, a loving government that is close and near to the people. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)