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PhilHealth-sponsored Mindanao Run for Hope launched today

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Students participate in symposium on TB and HIV

by Jovelyn C. Mejorada and Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 18 (PIA) -– In line with the celebration of the Leprosy Prevention Month, the he Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) here Department of Health-Center for Health Development launched Thursday the PHILHEALTH RUN: The Mindanao (DOH-CHD) Caraga recently conducted the Symposium on tuberculosis (TB) and Human ImmunodefienRun for Hope 2012, the first simultaneous run in Mindanao. cy Virus at Luciana Convention Center, this city. The activity started Urios University (FSUU) liver multidisciplinary care The said activity was attended by 250 stuwith a motorcade around the Gymnasium,” said Sychua. for children with cancer. city thorough M o r e o v e r, dents from secondary public and private schools such fares and the the event will as the Agusan National High School (ANHS), Butuan program propsimilarly pro- City School of Arts and Trade (BCSAT), Libertad Naer followed at vide financial tional High School (LNHS), Timber City Academy the PhilHealth assistance to (TCA) and Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU). Because of the dramatic increase of TB and HIV casCaraga RePor Cristo es in the community, the DOH-CHD carry out their task in gional Office. Foundation InAccording to corporated and suppressing the said diseases through educating the students. The conduct of the symposium was aimed at makPhilHealth CarLingap Center ing the students conscious of the importance of their role aga Regional of Butuan City Vice Pres. JohnSocial Welfare and responsibility to the community in combatting and ny Y. Sychua, and Develop- preventing TB and HIV since the many people of the comthe run is slat- Philhealth card distribution in Barangay Luna, Butuan ment Office munity are already affected to such diseases. (PIA-Caraga) ed on February City residents is headed by the Barangay officials (CSWDO) 5, 2012, which a facility for Cebuano news: sa ilang pagserbisyo ngadto shall be held the abansa ilang mga membrong ANECO, rehissimultaneously in the cities PhilHealth Run doned elderly and abankonsumidor uban sa pagsinof Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, hopes to provide financial doned children, respectively. trado na sa CDA abtanay. (BR/PIA-Caraga) Davao, Koronadal, Marawi assistance to a chosen ben- For more details on ikumpirma ni and Zamboanga; target- eficiary with the Southern the said event, Sychua enRegional Director ing a minimum of 17,000 Philippines Medical Center courages the public to call Manuela Pelaez sa runners across Mindanao. (SPMC) Children’s Can- their office at telephone num “For Butuan City, cer Center and Blood Dis- bers: (085) 225-7017 or 341- Cooperative Development we are aiming at least 2,500 eases Unit (Kids of Hope), 3359. (JPG/PIA-Caraga) Authority kon CDA-Caraga nga rehistrado na sa runners who shall assemble the only facility in Visayas ilang ahensya ang Agusan outside the Father Saturnino and Mindanao that can dedel Norte Electric Cooperative kon ANECO.

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Cebuano news: SEC nagpahigayon og seminar-workshop mahitungod sa campus journalism

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a pagtinguha nga madebelop ang kahanas sa pagsuwat sa ilang mga estudyante, ang Surigao Education Center (SEC), ang nag-inusarang eskuylahan sa syudad sa Surigao nga sertipikado sa International Organization for Standardization (ISO) kasamtangang mipahigayon karon sa duha ka adlaw nga seminar-workshop on campus journalism nga gisugdan kagahapon og mahuman karong adlawa Nobyembre 18. Sa iyang mensahe, si Prof. Joewaren Sulima, ang training officer sa SEC miingon nga ang maong kalihokan nagtinguha nga ang mga editotial staff, school paper advisers ug teachers sa elementarya ug kolehiya nga departamento mamahimong sarang ug responsableng manunuwatgikan sa pagkuha og mga balita, pagsuwat hangtod sa pagpagawas sa eskuylahan nga basahon (school

Kini human giparehistro sa mga membersconsumers sa kooperatiba paper) sa saktong oras. abot sa ilang tagsa-tagsa pinaagi sa pagsunod sa Si Prof. Sulima usab ka mga tahas ug respon- saktong proseso subay miingon ang mga magtu- sibilidad sa campus jour- sa tinguhang mapalambo pa ang operasyon sa ANECO human ang gihimong referendum niadtong bulan sa Agusto ning tuiga. Sigon sa opisyal, migawas sa guidelines nga 20 porsiento sa mga member-consumers ang mibotar nga iparehistro sa CDA ang ANECO dungan sa pagklaro nga dili mamugos ang ilang ahensya sa rehistrasyon sa mga kooperatibaa og ang rehistrasyon gibase lang sa mga gisubmiteng rekisitos sa maong mga membro. Napresentar matud pa ang certificate of regisnalism isip kasaligan nga tration niadtong petsa 11 tudlo ug school paper ad- media sa eskuylahan. ning bulana kon 11-11-11 visers makahibalo sa mga Ang imbitadong atol sa gipahigayong Cobag-ong pamaagi ug mga mga mamumulong gikan operative Peace Forum og isyu mahitungod sa campus sa Provincial Information kini wala magpasabot nga journalism aron mapatas-an Center Managers sa Phil- ang ANECO dili na magpanila ang kalidad sa integri- ippine Information Agen- dayon sa ilang operasyon. dad ug responsibilidad pag- cy (PIA) Caraga Region. Giklaro pa sa opisysuwat og mga balita, mga Ang PIA Surigao al nga karong ilalom na sa opinion ug mga kalihokan. del Norte Information Cen- ilang ahensya ang ANECO, Sa dugang pama- ter Manager Fryan E. Abki- ang incumbent board of dihayag, si Sulima miingon lan motuki sa News Writing rectors sa maong koopernga ang mga estudyante samtang si David M. Suy- atiba makapadayon gihapon makakat-on og makas- ao, ang Information Cen-


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PhilHealth-sponsored Mindanao Run for Hope launched today by Jennifer P. Gaitano BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 17 (PIA) -– The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) here launched Thursday the PHILHEALTH RUN: The Mindanao Run for Hope 2012, the first simultaneous run in Mindanao.

Cebuano news: Pangulong Aquino mimugna og komitiba alang sa National Observances

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i Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III mimugna og steering committee alang The activity started with a motorcade around the city thoroughfares sa National Observances aron maoy and the program proper followed at the PhilHealth Caraga Regional Office. magplano, mag-organisa ug mopahigayon sa pagselebrar sa mga napiling makasaysayanong mga panghitabo.

Caraga RDC to prioritize region’s poorest barangays by Ian G. Miculob

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he Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) will prioritize the poorest barangays in terms of resource allocation by the government agencies, local government units and non-government organizations in an effort to make a positive difference to the poverty situation in the Caraga Region. A resolution creating a special body to oversee planning and synchronization of interventions in the poorest barangays in the region through convergence of efforts and resources was presented to the Caraga RDC during its 69th RDC Full Council Meeting on October 18, 2011 at the Villa Maria Luisa Hotel, Tandag City in Surigao del Sur. Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny T. Pimental hosted the meeting. The RDC favorably endorsed the following: (1) Re-endorsement of Port Zone Delineation Application of the Ports in Caraga Region; (2) House Bill No. 5143 “An Act Increasing the Excise tax on Minerals, Mineral Products and Quarry Resources, Amending for the Purpose Certain Sections of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, As Amended”; (3) House Bill No. 5058 “An Act Amending RA 7916 or the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995 Thereby Excluding Mining Operations from Activities Eligible for PEZA Registration and Incentives”; (4) House Bill No. 4808 “Promoting the Development of Mineral Processing and in the Process Banning the Export of Iron, Nickel, Chromite, Manganese and Other Strategic Metallic Ores, and for other Purposes”; (5) Request for Sustained Security in Investment Areas in the Region; (6) RDC-DAC Resolution No. 6, Series of 2011 “Endorsing the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency as Non-Voting Member of the RDC”; (7) Request to the Office

of the President Not to Reimpose the Clearance Requirement for the Transfer of Motor Vehicles from One Island to Another through Ferry or Similar Transshipment Services; (8) Draft Administrative Order Authorizing the Grant of Family Visit Privilege to Third Level Officials and Other Officers of Equivalent Rank But are Not Presidential Appointees of Government Agencies; and, (9) Caraga Regional Investment Development Program 2011-2016. Once confirmed by the RDC during its special meeting this month, it will set the Special Committee for Poorest Barangays (SCPB), to be chaired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, into action. The Department of Health, Department of Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Trade and Industry, Commission on Population, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior and Local Government, Commission on Higher Education, Armed Force of the Philippines, Congressional District Representatives, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and the Department of Agrarian Reform will become members of the SCPB while the National Economic and Development Authority shall act as the secretariat. A total of 220 poorest barangays was identified by the provincial local government units. Although the RDC has agreed on prioritization strategy, it has

yet to decide among three options, to wit: (1) all 220 barangays are top priority, (2) top 20 per cent (44 barangays) poorest barangays are prioritized on the first year and the following poorer barangays (44 barangays) are added thereafter, or (3) the RDC Full Council decides on what proportion of the total 220 barangays are prioritized throughout the implementation period. The convergence initiative is the brainchild of RDC Chairperson and Surigao del Norte Governor Sol F. Matugas who wants the RDC to create an impact on the poverty situation in the region before her term ends in 2013. Asian Development Bank consultant and onetime lead economist of the World Bank in Washington, DC, Dr. Vicente B. Paqueo, who presented the topic “Towards Rapid, Inclusive and Sustainable Development” during the meeting, stressed the need to mobilize, empower and engage the public, NGOs, and other civil society organizations in the planning, implementation and oversight of development efforts. Recent data show that the Caraga Region recorded the highest poverty incidence among families among the 17 regions in the country in 2009. (NEDA-13/PIA-Caraga)

Ang Pangulo mipagawas sa Administrative Order (AO) No. 23 niadtong Nobyembre 10, 2011, nga nagmando sa komitiba nga pagadumalahon ang selebrasyon sa nasodnong bayani s a m a sa Araw ng Kagitingan, Independence Day, National heroes Day, Bonifacio Day, Rizal Day ug u b a n pang makasaysayanong mga kalihokan. A n g Republic Act (R.A) N o . 10086 nagmando sa National Historical commiss i o n of the Philippines ( N H C P ) n g a edeterminar tanang mga panghitabo may kalabot na sa kasaysayan sa Pilipinas lakip usab pagdebelop ug pag-implementar og mga materyales aron nga mapa-ambit ang maayong kasaysayan sa Pilipinas. “Every year the NHCP initiates, through separate presidential issuances, the organization and implementation by different inter-agency committees of national observances to celebrate important events and honor key historic figures,” si Pagulong Aquino miingon mahitungod sa maong AO. Sa pagpagawas sa maong AO No. 23, ang gobyerno aduna nay pirmanenteng komitiba nga maoy mohimo sa mga gikinahanglang preparasyon ug implementasyon sa mga programa alang sa selebrasyon sa mga makasaysayanong kalihokan. Si Pangulong Aquino mitudlo sa NHCP isip maoy chairperson ug maoy mangulo sa komitiba. Ang maong komitiba naglangkob sa mga opisyales, nga adunay ranggo nga Assistant Secretary, gikan sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Education (DepEd) ug ang Department of Tourism (DOT). Ang komitiba kinahanglan mohimo, mo-organisa ug mopahigayon sa mga tinuig nga mga selebrasyon sa makasaysayanong mga kalihokan, mo-awhag sa mga local nga panggobyerno, ug mga pribadong sector alang sa epektibo nga pagpahigayon sa makasaysayanong mga programa. Kini usab magmonitor ug mohatag og report ngadto sa Pangulo matag tulo kabulan kalabot na sa mga programa sa komitiba ug mohimo sa uban pang mga lihok nga gikinahanglan aron masunod ang mga probisyon sa maong Administrative Order.


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