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• Ochoa: Gov’t sets aside P25-M for PNoy’s state visit to China • President Aquino to meet Filipino community in Beijing

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Western Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula) • Philhealth releases P13-M for RHUs in Zambo. Norte • Dipolog bags 2011 TESDA Kabalikat Award

Northern Mindanao • PIA Director General advocates for “saving lives” through voluntary blood donation • DSWD-DILG in tandem for KALAHI-CIDSS “Makamasang Tugon” in region 10 • CHO, GTLMH to craft Health Investment Plan for Iligan for the next 5 years • PDEA-10’s drive against the illegal drugs trade gains ground • Mayor Emano releases Php153.1M for projects in Oro Barangays

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Southern Mindanao (Davao Region) • Mati mayor inspects DIDP road projects • Cebuano news: Davao Oriental sige luyong, tanom ug amoma sa kahoy

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• Norwegian IMT contingent patuloy na tutulong sa usa pang pangkapayapaan sa Mindanao • Natatanging mga taxpayer pinarangalan ng S. Cotabato LGU • Pag-IBIG Fund organizes executive summit for SocSar Gen barangay officials

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Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga) • Surigaonon News: Organic Fertilizer Distribution nan syudad sa Surigao nagmalampuson • Cebuano News: Wanted nga Korean national, nadakpan sa Butuan City • Cebuano News: 1st semester sa BIR-Caraga collection, nisaka og 5%

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Ochoa: Gov’t sets aside P25-M for PNoy’s state visit to China

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he government is spending some P25 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s five-day state visit to China that will be dominated by discussions on expanding trade and investments with one of the world’s biggest economies, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Tuesday. t

The President left Tuesday night via a special commercial flight to China, along with a delegation led by Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, and Energy Secretary Rene Almendras. A group of over 200 Philippine business representatives is also accompanying the presidential delegation in the hope of clinching major investment deals. The Chief Executive’s state visit from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 at the invitation of President Hu Jintao will take him to Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen, where he will meet top Chinese officials and key business leaders. “The primary objective of the President’s visit is to further strengthen bilateral ties between the Philippines and China, especially in

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the aspect of trade and commerce,” Ochoa said. “President Aquino will be meeting Chinese businessmen and economic policy-makers, and given the potential of both our economies, we hope to close investment deals that will be beneficial for all those involved,” Ochoa added. The P25-million budget covers expenses for the special commercial flight, hotel accommodations, food, transportation, telecommunications and equipment requirements, among others, during the three-leg state visit. The Chief Executive’s first stop is Beijing, where he is scheduled to meet President Hu in a bilateral meeting, followed by the signing of economic agreements and a state banquet. President Aquino will also be meeting with Premier Wen Jiabao and legislators,

including Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, as well as members of the Filipino community in the Chinese capital. In Shanghai, the President will meet with local officials and major business groups and sign agreements aimed to boost trade ties. He will also hold a meeting with the Filipinos based in this premier economic hub. President Aquino’s last stop is Xiamen, which visit includes a trip to Hongjian Village in Fujian province where he will view the araucaria tree planted in 1988 by his mother, former President Corazon C. Aquino. The President will then plant his own tree in the village and interact with the members of the Xu (Co) clan, where his late mother traced her ancestral roots more than two decades ago.

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President Aquino to meet Filipino community in Beijing BEIJING, China: President Benigno S. Aquino III will meet with the Filipino community here to personally check their conditions and to bring to them the good news about the positive developments in the Philippines under his administration The President, who will be here on Tuesday evening (August 30) for a five-day state visit, will meet with the Filipino community at the sidelines of his five-day state visit to the People’s Republic of China in a get-together at the China World Hotel on Wednesday (August 31). In a short program prepared for the occasion, the President will be welcomed by the Filipino community represented by Jimmy Flor Cruz upon his arrival at the hotel. Before the President’s speech, Alex Chua, Charge d’Affaires ad interim of the Philippine Embassy and

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Cruz will deliver their respective brief remarks. Based on records from the Department of Foreign Affairs, there is an estimated 12,254 overseas Filipinos in the mainland China broken down as follows: Beijing - 2,492; Chongging -164; Guangzhou - 4,564; Shanghai 4,264; and Xiamen 7707. Most of the Filipinos here are working in various fields and professions -- musicians, household service employees, hotel and restaurant managers, doctors, engineers, teachers, manufacturing and property investors, media, multinational corporations

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and architects among others. In an interview, Charge d’Affaires ad interim Alex Chua of the Philippine Embassy said that the Filipino community is eagerly awaiting President Aquino’s visit to the People’s Republic of China. Chua stressed that Filipinos in Beijing are proud of President Aquino’s visit “as it is a clear and strong indication that despite some issues between the Philippines and their host country, the relationship is on a good track and both governments are highly committed to strengthen the friendship and cooperation.” (rsda) Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Philhealth releases P13-M for RHUs in Zambo. Norte by Franklin P. Gumapon

DIPOLOG CITY, Aug. 30 (PIA) - Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth)-Dipolog Service Office Chief Florencio Luyao Jr. has recently turned over a check worth P13 million to the provincial government for the development and improvement of Philhealth-accredited rural health units (RHUs) and health center in the province. The amount was an additional share of capitation fund for the province having enrolled around84 thousand indigent households in Philhealth’s “Sponsored Program.” Provincial Administrator Rafael Cabanlit together with Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rosevic Ocampo and Provincial Budget Officer Joy Abitona received the check at the provincial governor’s office in a simple turnover ceremony. According to Luyao, Philhealth has already released P29 million capitation fund to the provincial government since it started en-

rolling poor families of the province in Philhealth in April 2009. Capitation fund is intended to help Philhealth-accredited RHUs improve their facilities and equipment. (FPG/PIA-Zambo. Norte.

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Dipolog bags 2011 TESDA Kabalikat Award

by Franklin P. Gumapon

DIPOLOG CITY, Aug. 30 (PIA) - Having put up the Livelihood Skills Development and Enhancement Center (LSDEC) which provides skills training on technical and vocational courses to women and out-of-school-youths, the city government here led by Mayor Evelyn T. Uy has recently received the 2011 TESDA Kabalikat Awards. Mayor Uy together with LSDEC head Angelita Collyer attended the awarding ceremonies held at Taguig City during the 17th anniversary of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) last Aug. 24. Awardees from other regions also participated in the said awarding rites. The lady mayor expressed her grati-

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tude to TESDA and to her constituents for the support extended to LSDEC and its programs. It was also learned that among the cities and municipalities in region IX, only Dipolog made it to this year’s TESDA Kabalikat Awards. A few years ago, Zamboanga del Norte second district representative Rosendo S. Labadlabadhad received a similar

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award from TESDA in recognition of his all-out support to the agency’s programs. The congressman has allotted funds for the improvement of TESDA’s training center in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, procurement of training equipment and facilities and providing scholarship grantsto deserving trainees. (FPG/PIAZambo. Norte) Tuesday, August 30, 2011


PIA Director General advocates for “saving lives” through voluntary blood donation by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Aug. 30 (PIA) – Human blood for transfusion is the only form of treatment that cannot be manufactured and it is only possible if blood from kindhearted people is available. This is the advocacy of Atty. Jose A. Fabia, Director General of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), who has directed all the heads of PIA regional offices to conduct information drives to mobilize the citizens to participate in the “Voluntary Blood Donation” activities in their respective areas, in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC). Meanwhile, the PNRC Tuesday, August 30, 2011

said blood donors are considered “modern day heroes” who care enough to share their blood and spend their time in order “to save another persons’ life.” The “Guide to Medical Assessment of Blood Donors (GMABD),” said to become a blood donor, one must have a weight of at least 110 lbs. or 50 kgs, since the blood volume collected will depend mainly on the body weight. He/she must

have a pulse rate between 60 to 100 beats/minute with regular rhythm, a blood pressure between 90 to 160 systolic and 60 to 100 diastolic, and a hemoglobin level of at least 125g/L. Dr. Claire AzuraPaglinawan, Medical Officer of the Northern Mindanao Blood Center NMBC), here, said steps in donating blood is easy. You will be asked to fill up a donor’s form upon arrival at the blood collection

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site, where questions regarding your health history will be asked by a trained professional staff who will give pre-donation education and counseling. Your weight, blood pressure, pulse rate and temperature will be taken and you will be examined by a physician. After which, a small sample of your blood will be taken to check your blood type and hemoglobin level. However, some persons cannot donate blood, even if they want to, Paglinawan said. She said pregnant women and those with acute fever, recent alcoholic intake, ear or body piercing and tattoing and recent surgery, cannot donate blood on temporary conditions. More so, persons with the following

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conditions are not allowed to donate blood anytime: Cancer, cardiac disease, severe lung disease, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, HIV infection, AIDS or Sexually Transmitted Disease, high risk occupation, e.g., prostitution. Also prevented from donating blood are those persons with unexplained weight loss of more than 5kg., over six (6) months, chronic alcoholism and other conditions or diseases stated in the GMABD. Paglinawan said three (3) main components can be derived from a single blood donation and each component will be used for specific patient need. The people who can benefit from the donated blood are: patients suffering from severe blood loss, leukemia pa-

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tients, hemophilia patients, mothers giving birth with complications, major trauma patients, transplant patients, etc. The minimum interval between two (2) donations is 12 weeks or three (3) months which allows a person’s body to restore its iron stock. People may share their blood at the following Blood Service Facilities (BSF): Philippine Blood Center, Department of Health (DOH) hospitals, PNRC and local government units/ nongovernment organizations (LGU/NGO’s). This can also do it during various mobile blood donation activities in the community, with participating government organizations, kabalikat agencies, schools, universities, etc., Paglinawan added. (PIA-10) Tuesday, August 30, 2011


DSWD-DILG in tandem for KALAHI-CIDSS “Makamasang Tugon” in region 10 by Noemi Marla C. Cinco DON VICTORIANO, Misamis Occidental, Aug. 30 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has launched its flagship anti-poverty project, “Makamasang Tugon” Project, here, an interior town of the province, last August 9.

The Makamasang Tugon Project of Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) is an initiative that aims to harmonize the community demand-driven (CDD) technology to the local planning processes (LPP) of the local government unit (LGU). Lawyer Araceli F. Solamillo, Regional Director of DSWD, region 10, said this initiative is only implemented to those municipalities that have successfully implemented three (3) KALAHI-CIDSS Tuesday, August 30, 2011

cycles such as Don Victoriano. The KALAHI-CIDSS or is a community driven development (CDD) project that reduce poverty by providing seed funds for infrastructure projects supported by World Bank (WB). Meanwhile, the program was highlighted by the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) among the LGU of Don Victoriano, Provincial Government of Misamis Occidental, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and DSWD which signaled the beginning

of the implementation of the KALAHICIDSS-Makamasang Tugon Project. One of the partners of DSWD in implementing KALAHI-CIDSS, DILG envisions the improvement of local governance in the area. Meanwhile, Regional Director Loreto Bhagwani of DILG, region 10, said DSWD has done a great job in its quest to deliver social services to the poorest of the poor and its commitment to help in the reduction of poverty in the country.

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“It does not only help in uplifting the lives of the poor but it also teaches them to stand on their own,� he said. Bhagwani signed the MOA, along with Solamillo, Gov. Herminia Ramiro and Mayor Rodolfo Luna of Don

Victoriano. In a related development, Aldersey Mumar Dela Cruz, Assistant Regional Director of DSWD-10 and KALAHI-CIDSS Regional Project Manager also expressed her thanks to the different sectors, present during the occa-

sion, specially, the Subanen Tribe represented by Sergio Barimbao, Barangay Chairperson of Mansawan who offered a ceremonious gathering to express their gratitude for the KALAHI-CIDSS Project. (DSWD/PIA-10)

CHO, GTLMH to craft Health Investment Plan for Iligan for the next 5 years ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte - Personnel from the City Health Office (CHO) held a 2-day workshop that will craft a City-wide Investment Plan on Health for Iligan for the next five (5) years. by Melvin T. Anggot/Virgilio C. Garcia The activity, which was held at Maria Cristina Hotel in downtown Iligan, was participated in by personnel from the Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital (GTLMH), commonly known as the Iligan City Hospital. The main objective of the workshop is to collate all health

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programs of CHO and GTLMH to be able to deliver a unified basic service on health to the people of the city, Evan Lagura, CHO Senior Sanitary Inspector, said. In consonance to the plans of Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz, the concerned offices plan to submit the collated report

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to the Department of Health (DOH) so that a national budget is allocated for the program. In the initial conference, DOH and Mayor Cruz are set to sign a Memorandum of Agreement to support the program. (CIO/PIA-10)

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PDEA-10’s drive against the illegal drugs trade gains ground by Juliet Cagaanan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Aug, 30 (PIA) – There is no let up in the fight against illegal drugs in Northern Mindanao. This assurance came from Regional Director Roberto S. Opeña of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), region 10, who said they have continued to implement measures to eradicate the illegaldrugs business in the region. He said operatives of PDEA-10 conducted a buybust operation at Riverside Balongis, Balulang, this City last August 27, at around 3:00 p.m., a day before the fiesta of Sr. San Agustin, the Patron Saint of the city, which is called the City of Golden Friendship.

The said operation resulted in the arrest of Macabida Amerol y Pacot, , 36 years old, male, married and a resident of the area, who is among the Target Listed Drug Personality (TLDP). Bought from the suspect by a PDEA undercover agent were two (2) pieces of heat sealed transparent plastic sachets believed to be shabu. Also recovered were six (6) pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets believed to be shabu, and 35 pieces of empty plastic sachets with shabu residues.

Last Aug. 23, at around 7:50 a.m., a buy-bust operation at Purok 10, Barangay Poblacion, Valencia City conducted by operatives of the PDEA Bukidnon Provincial Office, also resulted in the arrest of Mark Dionson Manangkila, 38 years old, male, married, carpenter who is a Target Listed Drug Personality (TLDP), and Norma Dela Rosa Inda, 51 years old, female, married and a housewife, who is a Watch Listed Drug Personality (WLDP). Both pushers were caught after conniving to sell one (1) pc. heat-sealed transparent plastic 12

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PDEA-10’s drive... from page 11

sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu to a PDEA undercover agent. Also recovered from their possession and control were four (4) pieces of heatsealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crys-

talline substance believed to be shabu. The suspects are now temporarily detained at PDEA Regional Office and Bukidnon Sub-Office for booking and documentation while seized drug evidences were brought to PNP Provincial Crime

Laboratory for examination. Likewise, appropriate charges for violation of Sections 5 & 11 of RA 9165 against the suspects are now being prepared for filing in court. (PDEA/PIA10)

Mayor Emano releases Php153.1M for projects in Oro Barangays by Lorebeth C. Requiroso

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Aug. 29 (PIA) – Some Php153 million have been released by the city government for various infrastructure projects in its different barangays. This was announced by Mayor Vicente Y. Emano, in a press statement, as he assures that more funds will be released for the upliftment of the lives of the people in these areas. Upon his assumption as the city’s chief executive,

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the Mayor adopted a novel approach in the implementation of 20-percent development fund by empowering barangays to implement their respective projects. “Ang maong dako nga kantidad gitunol sa mga kapitanes ang pag-im-

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plementar ubos sa barangay empowerment (Such funds have been turnedover to the barangay heads for them to implement in order to empower them),” the mayor added. (CIO/PIA-10)

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Mati mayor inspects DIDP road projects MATI CITY , Davao Oriental, Aug. 30 –- Not minding the treachery road leading to the farm to market road ( FMR) project site connecting Brgy. Sainz and Brgy. Central, Mayor Michelle Rabat personally freed herself from any other commitment on that day to visit the site and see for herself how work is going on, and subconsequently, evaluated how it is done. The road linking Cuabo of Brgy. Sainz, passing through Binagyohan and Magpikit, to Madang of Brgy. Central is a Davao Integrated Dev’t Program (DIDP) project. “This is one of the benefits that we get from being a city. As you see, DIDP is composed of provinces and cities and was organized

years back, with the intention to help the members in implementing development projects,” Mayor Rabat explained. DIDP generously alloted 2.4M for the project, while the city gov’t also alloted 600 thousand pesos counterpart for the 7.2 kms. Farm to market road. Mayor Rabat was satisfied with

what she saw, as the workers are already starting to put in place the 26 box culverts, assuring flood control and convenience. Another FMR, the road connecting Barangay Sanghay and Brgy.Culian is also taking its own place, still, an aftermath of Mati’s membership to the DIDP. The Sanghay14

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Culian road which was started in April of 2011, covers an area of 2.6 kms. Despite the road conditions and the distance, residents would still prefer to live where they are, as their farm means life to them. That is why the residents are grateful to the city gov’t for the implementation of the project, which is definitely, a quantum leap for them, as they days will soon be gone when they have to

take a long tiring walk to the city proper to deliver thier products to the market, afterwhich, they will buy their basic necessiteis before going back again to far home. Both Farm to Market Road projects are exptected to be completed within the year. And while the two projects are nearig completion, another one is already in the plan. Just recently, elements of the City Engineering Office

already started their survey and area assessment on another farm to market road project in Brgy. Don Salvador Lopez, road connecting Canggusan and Bungco of the said barangay. “We are doing this for our farmers, so life can be easier for them. And we cannot do all these without the DIDP. And so it is important that we maintain our good working relationship with them,” she stressed.(PIOMati,DvoOr./PIA)

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Cebuano news: Davao Oriental.. from page 14

Gusto ni Gobernador Malanyaon nga adunay andam kanunay mga semelya sa kahoy kay sa matag karon ug unya daghang mangabot ngadto sa iyang buhatan nga mga hangyo kay magpahatod ug mga semelya sa kahoy ug magpatabang sa pagtanom. Ang mga naghangyo nga hatagan sa mga semelya naglangkob sa mga eskwelahan, barangay, simbahan, kahugpongan sa katawhan ug bisan ang mga tagiya sa pribadong kayutaan. Dante M. Ganir, Officer-in-charge sa Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) sa Provincial Local Government Unit sa Davao Oriental, nagbutyag nga didto sa iyang gipatukod nga ENRO-Davao Oriental Provincial Nursery nga nahimutang Tuesday, August 30, 2011

sa Sitio Magay, Don Martin Marundan, Mati City, dinhi nga probinsya daghang mga semelya sa kahoy karon nga andam na sa pagtanom. Giseguro ni OIC ENRO Ganir nga adunay andam kanunay nga mga semelya sa kahoy nga mahatag ug mahatod ngadto sa mga magpatanom. Matud pa usab niya nga gawas sa libreng paghatod sa mga semelya, ang mga personahe sa ENRO mo-ayuda pa gayud sa pagtanom ug magtudlo sa katawhan alang sa hustong paagi sa pagtanom ug pag-amoma sa mga tinanom nga kahoy. Dugang gisulti ni OIC ENRO Ganir nga gisigehan karon sa paghulip ang kadtong tinanom sa una nga nangamatay nga kahoy. Si Claudio Mira-

fuentes, ang ENRO Nursery In-charge namahayag nga sa pagka-karon adunay daghang mga semelya sa kahoy nga mahogany ug acacia didto sa Nursery nga andam na ipangtanom. Ang hinugtananay nga pagpananom ug pag-amoma sa mga tinanom nga kahoy dinhi nga probinsya pinasubay sa espesyal nga programa ni Gobernador Malanyaon nga mao ang Million Trees Movement of Davao Oriental nga iyang gilusad niadtong Hunyo 22, 2009 aron maghugpong ang tanang DavOrnons sa paglihok alang sa pagpabalik sa kalunhaw sa tibuok probinsya ug isip tampo sa DavOrnons alang sa pagpakunhod sa sobrang paginit sa kalibotan. (IPID News/Sarx Lanos)

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Norwegian IMT contingent patuloy na tutulong sa usapang pangkapayapaan sa Mindanao by Dani Doguiles KORONADAL CITY, Agosto 30 (PIA) -- Bagamat natapos na noong Sabado, Agosto 26, ang kanilang tour of duty bilang kinatawan ng bansang Norway sa International Monitoring Team (IMT), magpapatuloy ang kanilang pagtulong na makamit abg kapayapaan sa Mindanao, ayon kay Sir Oddvar Midtkandal.

Kinumpirma naman ni Goverment Ceasefire Committee chairperson BGen. Ariel Bernardo, ma nagsagawa noong nakaraang linggo sina Midtkandal kasama nitong si Tor Fredrik Moe ng farewell ceremonies sa Moro

Islamic Liberation Front. Sa naturang farewell ceremonies sinabi ni nakatuon ang bansang Norway na makamit ang kapayapaan sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at grupo nh MILF. Matatandaang

nagsimula ang tour of duty ng Nowegian contingent noong Enero 10, 2011. Inaasahan namang darating sa susunod na buwan ang kapalit nina Midtkandal. (DEDoguiles/ PIA 12)

Natatanging mga taxpayer pinarangalan ng S. Cotabato LGU by Dani Doguiles KORONADAL CITY, Agosto 30 (PIA) -- Pinarangalan kamakailan ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ng South Cotabato ang mga natatanging taxpayers dahil sa kanilang suporta at pakikilahok sa kampanya ng pamahalaang lokal sa pangongolekta ng buwis. Ang parangal mamagitan ng Pro- fice ay naglalayong na iginawad sa pa- vincial Treasury Of- mapapalakas epekti 17

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bong pagkolekta ng buwis at kilalanin ang pagsisikap at gawa ng mga ponarangalan. Pinarangalan bikang Outstanding Individual Taxpayers sina Ambrocia Lambarinto ng Tantangan, Jocelyn Serofia ng T’boli, Asuncion Vda de Brigoli ng Tampakan, Rolando Servito ng Surallah, Eusebio Ferrer ng Tupi, Mirasol Ilar sa Sto. Nino, Daniel Aguilar ng Norala, at Maximo Estacion Sr. ng Banga. Pinarangalan din bilang Outstanding Corporate Taxpayers ang sumusunod: National Agribusiness Corporation Dole Phil Inc./Stanfilco Division, at Biotech Farms

sa Banga; Dole Phils Inc, Pioneer Hi-Bred Phils Inc. at San Miguel Corp. sa Polomolok; Dole Phils inc./Stanfilco Division, at SUMIFRO Philippines Inc sa Surallah; Saguitarrius Mines Inc, Lapanday Foods Corp., at Quest Exploration Drilling Phil Inc sa Tampakan; SUMIFRO Phils Inc, Tribal Mining Corporation, at T’boli Evangelical Clinic; at Central Universal Corp., Kablon Farms Inc., at Hatulan Enterprises sa Tupi. Kasama ring pinarangalam ang mha tax collector na na nanguna sa koleksyon. Outstanding Mu-

nicipal Treasurer sina Elisio Balisi ng Tupi, Melanie Bracamonte ng T’boli, at Delilah Tandog ng Banga, at Hermelina Munar ng Tamoakan. Outstanding Deputies ng PTO din sina Rodolfo Cruz, Eva Octaviano, at Nerissa Pabustan. Special Award for Outstanding Performance in Tax Collection naman ang tinaggap ni Constancia Licayan. G i n a w a n g batayan ng mga parangal ang masusing monitoring, evaluation at pagrepaso ng tax record mula 2008 hanggang 2010. (DEDoguiles/PIA 12)

Pag-IBIG Fund organizes executive summit for SocSarGen barangay officials by CT Apelacio GENERAL SANTOS CITY, August 30 (PIA)--- SocSarGen barangay officials have gathered in a “Barangay Executive Summit” on Wednesday (August 24) to learn the Pag-IBIG Fund new benefits scheme.

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Pag-IBIG Fund... from page 17 Pag-IBIG General Santos City Branch has sponsored the first “Barangay Executive Summit” in Mindanao at the Sun City Suites here in cooperation with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Aside from persuading barangay officials to become members, the event also aimed to “exhort participants to become official partners of Pag-IBIG Fund in implementing Republic Act 9679 otherwise known as Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009.” Manolito Olegario, PagIBIG department manager emphasized the importance of barangay “being the basic political unit” saying the agency recognized barangay executives as frontlines of public service and it “intends to reach out” to them. The summit was attended by at least 143 barangay captains and representatives from all over SocSarGen (South Cotabato, Sarangani, General Santos City), according to information officer Ritchelle Lorilla. “It’s about time barangay officials sign up with PagIBIG since most of them are actually not yet members,” he told PIA General Santos City. He explained Executive Order No. 308 has set the limit “allowing only certain barangay officials to become members of the Pag-IBIG

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Fund on a voluntary basis.” The EO was repealed by RA 9679 which mandates every Filipino to enroll in PagIBIG regardless of status. Pag-IBIG Davao Branch Assistant Department Manager Atty. Marie Antoinette Diaz explained to the barangay officials EO No. 308 and RA 9679 stressing on the latter particularly the provision of “universal coverage of membership.” Meanwhile, senior vice president for provident sector Alexander Hilario Aguilar, after presenting the “PagIBIG Fund Corporate Performance” as of June 2011, prodded participants to join the 1.1 million members of Pag-IBIG Fund. He said saving in the agency is more convenient and secure describing it “the easy way” saving. Aguilar highlighted on the Pag-IBIG II which he said serves as time-deposit saving with a 4 percent interest. According to him, a member enrolled in PagIBIG II can withdraw his savings after contributing for five years unlike when saving it in a regular ATM savings account. But he said as a requirement a person must be a member first of Pag-IBIG I before he can enroll in PagIBIG II. The event also served as venue to recognize the local government unit (LGU)

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of GenSan with a plaque of recognition “for the successful implementation of the One-Stop Shop Registration” where employer-applicants were required to register with Pag-IBIG before they were issued a business permit. Pag-IBIG attributed to LGU GenSan the 38 percent increase in its membership level, touted as “the highest in Southern Mindanao Group.” Lorilla cited 4,162 employers with 10,767 employee base who have registered with Pag-IBIG GenSan. Expecting a huge turnout of members from the barangay officials this year as a result of the summit, Lorilla also said Pag-IBIG is now mulling over of organizing another summit for the transport sector. Among the summit resource persons were municipal accountant Narvin Lachica of the local government of Alabel, Sarangani and DILGGenSan city director Atty. Rochelle Sero. Both enlightened participants on the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) governing barangay workers’ incentives, budget management including Pag-IBIG membership. (PIA General Santos City/With reports from Pag-IBIG GenSan)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Surigaonon News: Organic Fertilizer Distribution nan syudad sa Surigao nagmalampuson ni Annette Villaces SURIGAO CITY, August 30 (PIA) – Niadtong miaging adlaw sa may alas 2:00

nan hapon ang pagpan apud-apud sa gitawag nga Organic Fertilizer didto na sa Composting Facility and Vermiculture Center sa Canlanipa Homes, Barangay Canlanipa Surigao City. Diin nahimong gipasidunggang bisita mao si Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas, Dr. Bernardo Mora ang Executive Consultant sa Agriculture, lakip usab sa mingtambong ang mga opisyales ug residente sa lima ka Brgy. nan Aurora , Canlanipa, Manjagao, Punta Bilar, ug Balibayon. Ang host sa maong programa mao ang opisina nan City Agriculture sa pagpanguyo ni Mr. Isaiias M. Elumba, ang City Agriculturist uban sa iyang mga staff. Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kini nga organic fertilizer gitawag ug Nutrients Intensifying Technological Organic Yield (NITOY) nga gihimo pinaagi na sa natural nga proseso gamit ang mga basura nga malata ug tae sa wate nga maoy kusog nga makapatambok sa yuta. Kini nga programa gimugna aron sa pagtabang sa mga mag-uuma nga maka-angkon ug fertilizer sa ilang mga pananum dili lamang organic o natural kini libre usab nga ihatag kanila isip tabang nan syudad aron sila ma-

hatagan ug dugang panginabuhian para sa pamilya nila. Samtang si Mayor Matugas mingpahimangno usab sa mga nakadawat sa maong organic fertilizer nga kinahanglan may resulta gayud nga makita ang syudad sa tabang nga gitunol ngadto kanila tungod kay dili man kung syudad ang maka benipisyo niini kon dili ang mga mag-uuma ra mismo. (Surigao City PIO/ PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Cebuano News: Wanted nga Korean national, nadakpan sa Butuan City BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 30 (PIA) - Na-turn over na sa Police Anti-Crime Emergency Response kon PACER-Visayas ang usa ka wanted nga Korean national human malampusong nasikop sa mga membro sa Butuan City Police Station 1 og human ang usa ka adlaw nga surveillance og on-site investigation kagahapon sa lugar nga iyang gipuy-an. Ang suspek nga si Won Kyon Kim nga naila sa alyas nga “Harry Kim” dinhi sa Pilipinas, nag-atubang og kasong kidnap-for-ransom sa Visayas Region ug

nagtago dinhi sa Butuan. Sigon ni Station Commander P/ Chief Insp. Reynante Sibayton, nadakpan siya pasado alas-dies kagahapon (Aug. 29)

sa buntag sa iyang gipuy-an saRosewood Subdivision sa Brgy. Villakananga ning siyudad human gipindot sa ilang buhatan. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: 1st semester sa BIR-Caraga collection, nisaka og 5% BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 30 (PIA) - Gipasigarbo sa Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Caraga nga nisaka ang collection sa unang semester ning tuiga.

Segun ni Atty. Norberto Vitug, Regional Director sa BIR-Caraga, nakakolekta sila sa P1.27 bilyones pesos ning tuiga kansa mas taas kumpara sa P1.207 bilyones pesos sa nakalabay’ng tuig sa samang semester. Dugang ni Atty.

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Vitug, nisaka sa 5 porsyento ang ilang koleksyon kun P61 milyones pesos. Alayon niini, padayon ang ilang kampanya sa ingon makuha ang ilang target collection ning tuiga. Nanawagan usab ang opisyal sa tanang konsumante nga

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mangayo og resibo sa mga negosyante sanglit mao kini ang ilang basehan sa pagkolekta sa buwis. Ang makolektang buhis mabalik ra usab kini sa katawhan pinaagi sa mga ipatumang proyekto sa kagamhanan. (BR/ PIA-Caraga) Tuesday, August 30, 2011


One Mindanao - August 30, 2011  

Electronic Newsletter of PIA Mindanao

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