Friday, 16 December 2016

Caraga Regional Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council
4th Quarter Full Council Meeting
15 December 2016

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Butuan chief meteorological officer Engr. Lolita Vinalay says that they are expecting 1-2 tropical cyclones to enter the country before the year ends during the Caraga Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council 4th Quarter full council meeting in Butuan City on December 15, 2016. (PIA Caraga)


Save the Children project manager Dante Eleoterio presents the Quality Assessment Tool by the Alert and Ready Community Project during the Caraga Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council 4th Quarter full council meeting (RDRRMC) on December 15, 2016. He says that it is a monitoring tool to measure the quality of a local DRRM plan using the framework on Community-based DRRM. (PIA Caraga)


Monday, 12 December 2016

Food Safety Awareness
Training of Trainers
8 December 2016


Department of Science and Technology Caraga regional director Dominga Mallonga recognizes the Winrock International - Philippine Cold Chain Project thru chief of party Dan Gudahl for its sincere concern for the Caraganons in terms of food safety and for establishing programs that directly address the needs of the vulnerable sectors in the region during the Food Safety Awareness Training of Trainers in Butuan city on December 8, 2016. (PIA Caraga)


Department of Science and Technology Caraga regional director Dominga Mallonga recognizes the Winrock International - Philippine Cold Chain Project thru chief of party Dan Gudahl for its sincere concern for the Caraganons in terms of food safety and for establishing programs that directly address the needs of the vulnerable sectors in the region during the Food Safety Awareness Training of Trainers in Butuan City on December 8, 2016. (PIA Caraga)

Friday, 2 December 2016

4th Civil Military Operations (CMO) Battalion
Philippine Army
Media Night
1 December 2016


Media practitioners from the different media outfits gather for a Media Camaraderie held at the Kalayaan Hall, Advance Command Post in Camp Bancasi, Butuan City on December 1, 2016. Said activity is hosted by the 4th Civil Military Operations (CMO) Battalion, Phil. Army, in partnership with Philippine Information Agency Caraga. (PIA Caraga)


 MGen Benjamin Madrigal Jr, 4th Infantry Division commander of Philippine Army during the Media Fellowship Night spearheaded by the Civil Military Operations, 4ID, Phil. Army held at Camp Bancasi on December 1, 2016. Madrigal underscores that the media in Caraga are objective in news gathering and disseminating. They are also friendly & are active public servants. (PIA Caraga)


 Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Butuan-Agusan chapter vice chair and Sunny FM manager Romeo Catalan reminded the guests of the true essence of celebrating the birth of Christ, to bear in each heart a child-like attitude ready to forgive and forget and to bring peace and joy during the Media Fellowship Night held at the Kalayaan Hall, Advance Command Post in Camp Bancasi, Butuan City on December 1, 2016.  (PIA Caraga)


Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 director Chief Supt. Rolando Felix underscores during the Media Fellowship Night spearheaded by the Civil Military Operations, 4ID, Phil. Army held at Camp Bancasi on December 1, 2016 that the mediamen serve as a counterpart of the uniformed men in service in bringing the torch of light as a symbol of hope, prosperity and peace. (PIA Caraga)
Mindanao Week of Peace 2016
- Culmination Program
- Joint 10th CCPD Anniversary
- Launching of the MASA MASID Program
- Awarding Ceremony of the Movie for Peace
Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City
1 December 2016


Some 1,000 lumads, muslims, Christians, barangay officials, LGU representatives, academe, employees from government offices and private sectors of Caraga region attended the joint 10th Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD) anniversary celebration, Mindanao Week of Peace culmination program, launching of the MASA MASID Program, and awarding ceremony of the Movie for Peace at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City on December 1, 2016. (PIA Caraga) 


Rev. Fr. Carlito Clase, executive director of Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD) emphasizes during the Joint 10th CCPD Anniversary celebration and Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP) culmination program in Butuan City on December 1, 2016 that the Indigenous Peoples in the region are now empowered and have been actively participating in the government's activities that contribute greatly to nation-building. He also called on everyone to protect and respect life including the environment which give life to people from its rich resources. (PIA Caraga)


During the culmination of the Mindanao Week of Peace celebration and 10th anniversary of Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD) held in Butuan City on December 1, 2016, Col Cristobal Zaragoza, commander of the 401st brigade, 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Philippine Army representing 4ID commander MGen Benjamin Madrigal, Jr. underscored that the CCPD has been working for years to help the government along with other sectors to achieve genuine peace and development not only for Caraga but in Mindanao as a whole. He added that series of activities were conducted to intensify peace efforts & campaign that also helped the people in various communities. (PIA Caraga)


Butuan Bishop Most Rev. Juan de Dios Pueblos expresses his appreciation to all the participating sectors from the different provinces of the region, and encourages everyone to constantly take their part in achieving sustainable peace efforts in their respective communities during the culminating activity of the Mindanao Week of Peace celebration held in Butuan City on December 1, 2016. (PIA Caraga)


During the culminating activity of the Mindanao Week of Peace celebration held in Butuan City on December 1, 2016, participants and guests from various sectors witness the entries for the Caraga Movie for Peace entitled "Bayuy", "Bana", "Tuktok", "Pangandoy", "Iktad", and "Yutang Pinalangga." These short movie entries are directed and produced by students from the different colleges/universities in Caraga region. (PIA Caraga)


The St. Francis Xavier College of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur grabbed the 1st and 2nd place awards for the Movie for Peace Contest and received a cash prize of P35,000.00 (1st place) and P20,000.00 (2nd place), a total of P55,000.00 with plaque of recognition during the Joint 10th CCPD Anniversary celebration, Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP) culmination program, launching of the MASA MASID Program, and Awarding ceremony of the Movie for Peace in Butuan City on December 1, 2016. The said institution directed and produced two entries entitled "Iktad" (1st place) and followed by "Bana" (2nd place). (PIA Caraga)

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Mindanao Week of Peace 2016
Peace Forum: Tri-People
30 November 2016

Some 800 tri-people composed of Christians, Muslims and Manobo Indigenous Peoples attend the "Peace Forum: Tri-People" at St. Peter Seminary in Ampayon, Butuan City on November 30, 2016. The event is part of the weeklong celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace with the theme “Protect and Respect Life.” (PIA Caraga)


 Bishop Ulama Conference (BUC) regional coordinator Jana Jean Dacobor presents the youth response on ceasefire and BUC and Mindanao Tripartite Youth Core Initiatives during the Peace Forum for Tri-People at the St. Peter Seminary in Butuan City on November 30, 2016. The event is participated by some 800 tri-people (Christians, Muslims and Manobos) of Caraga region. (Gerie Mae G. Coco, PIA Caraga)


Mindanao Development Authority international relations director Ollie Dagala presents the update on Mindanao Development Initiatives as a means for peace and progress during the Peace Forum for Tri-People held at St. Peter Seminary in Butuan City on November 30, 2016. (Gerie Mae G. Coco, PIA Caraga) 


Moro National Liberation Front vice chairman Jatimil Hassan presents the lecture on Bangsamoro Coalition and its Direction to some 800 participants composed of Christians, Muslims and Manobos of Caraga region during the Peace Forum for Tri-People held at St. Peter Seminary in Butuan City on November 30, 2016 as part of the celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace. (Gerie Mae G. Coco, PIA Caraga)

PopCom 2016 Awards & Fellowship Night
29 November 2016

Commission of Population (PopCom) Caraga regional director Alexander A. Makinano acknowledges the great contribution of media in bringing the Philippine Population Management Program to the community - the public during the PopCom 2016 Awards and Fellowship Night on November 29 in Butuan City. (PIA Caraga)


 The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga’s Power FM was awarded with plaque of appreciation for the invaluable contribution by way of its continuing advocacy for Commission on Population’s (Popcom) Philippine Population Management Program in support to the population policy administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte during the Popcom 2016 Awards and Fellowship Night on November 29 in Butuan City. PIA Caraga operations officer Nora C. Lanuza Molde representing regional director Abner M. Caga, receives the award. (Gerie Mae G. Coco, PIA Caraga)

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

24th National Children's Month
Regional Children's Congress
29 November 2016


Some 100 children participate during the Regional Children’s Congress spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Caraga held on November 29, 2016 at Dottie’s Place, Butuan City. (Gerie Mae G. Coco, PIA Caraga)



Department of Health Caraga program researcher Joy Dyana Cervantes reported during the Regional Children’s Congress in Butuan City on November 29, 2016 that a total of 294 HIV cases were recorded from January 1995 to August 2016. (Gerie Mae G. Coco, PIA Caraga)

Sunday, 13 November 2016

(Day 5) CARAT Expo 2016
Caraga Agricultural Trade & Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016
13 November 2016


Ma. Cecilia Rodriguez of Winrock International during the closing ceremony (November 13, 2016) of the Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016 at Robinson's Place in Butuan City congratulates the Butuan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), the event organizer, for professionally organizing the never before done exposition in the city. Rodriguez said CARAT Expo 2016 has been a platform for government and private stakeholders in the region to display their unique agri and fishery products. (PIA Caraga)


Department of Agriculture Caraga regional director Rene Manantan thanked the organizers, partner agencies, local government units and local entrepreneurs for supporting Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016. Manantan said their full cooperation is a manifestation that the agri-fishery, and economy in the region is impelling. (PIA Caraga)


Princess Potot was awarded as the 1st prize winner of the Cooking Contest of the Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016 held on November 13, 2016 in Butuan City. (PIA Caraga)


Winrock International chief of party Dan Gudahl during the closing ceremony (November 13, 2016) of the Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016 at Robinson's Place in Butuan City says that Caraga is blessed with agricultural and aquamarine products. He adds that It is also a place where different export products can be found. (PIA Caraga)


A special award was given to Sinubong for practicing an integrated farming in the municipality of Rosario, Agusan del Sur in Caraga region during the 5-day Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016 held in Butuan City from November 9-13, 2016. (PIA Caraga)


The booth of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte was awarded with the Best Dressed Booth during the 5-day Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016 held in Butuan City from November 9-13, 2016. (PIA Caraga)


The Department of Agriculture Caraga region was awarded as the Top Grosser for perishable goods during the 5-day Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016 held in Butuan City from November 9-13, 2016. (PIA Caraga)


The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga was awarded with plaque of appreciation for having participated as government partner to the 5-day Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016 held at Robinson's Place Butuan from November 9-13, 2016. PIA Caraga deputy regional director Fryan E. Abkilan, representing regional director Abner M. Caga, receives the award. (PIA Caraga)

Saturday, 12 November 2016

(Day 4) CARAT Expo 2016
Caraga Agricultural Trade & Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016
12 November 2016

A cooking demonstration of the famed chef Boy Logro during the Day-4 (November 12, 2016) of the Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016 held at Robinson's Place in Butuan City. (PIA Caraga)

Friday, 11 November 2016

(Day 3) CARAT Expo 2016
Caraga Agricultural Trade & Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016
11 November 2016


Students from different schools in Butuan City witness the table setting and skirting demonstration by the Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries under Technical Education and Skills Development Authority - Agusan del Norte during the Day-3 (November 11, 2016) of the Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo held at Robinsons Place' car park area. (PIA Caraga)

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

(Day 1) CARAT Expo 2016
Caraga Agricultural Trade & Marketing (CARAT) Expo 2016
 -Motorcade
-Opening Programme
9 November 2016

The 'lobster' float of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Caraga led the motorcade within the city thoroughfares as the 2016 Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo kicks-off in Butuan City on November 9, 2016. (PIA Caraga)



Roger Ramirez, president of Butuan City Chamber of Commerce during the opening program of the 2016 Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo held at Robinsons Place, Butuan City on November 9, 2016 said that the showcasing of lobster as a prime and high valued product of Caraga is a manifestation of the rich agricultural asset in the region that can sustain the economy. (PIA Caraga)


Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada highlights in his message that Butuan is a very dynamic city now during the opening program of the 2016 Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo held at Robinsons Place, Butuan City on November 9, 2016. He also underlines that the CARAT Expo is more than just showcasing Caraga's products. It is promoting the rich culture and resources of the region. (PIA Caraga)


Sen. Cynthia Villar during the opening program of the 2016 Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo held on Nov. 9, 2016 at Robinsons Place, Butuan City emphasizes that government has allocated some P5-M for agricultural scholarship program thru Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). She further encourages Caraganons to let their children get involve in agricultural activities to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field. (PIA Caraga)


Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) director general Charito B. Plaza proudly announces that lobster is the official brand for Caraga region in her message during the Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) Expo opening program held in Butuan City on November 9, 2016. She further said that PEZA will be creating regional ecozones and industrial cities in Mindanao. (PIA Caraga)

Thursday, 27 October 2016

CARAT Expo 2016 Press Conference
Caraga Agricultural Trade & Marketing Exposition (CARAT)
Grand Palace Restaurant, Butuan City
25 October 2016


"Caraga Lobster" is the brand name for Caraga region, as announced by Roger Ramirez, president of Butuan City Chamber of Commerce during a press conference in Butuan City on October 25, 2016. He adds that the Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) exposition will help improve productivity and strengthen food supply chain in Caraga by educating producer groups and trade associations on new technologies and innovation in agriculture from national and international resource persons. (PIA Caraga)


Event coordinator of Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing (CARAT) expo Vivian Durano says that some 40 exhibitors will be joining in the CARAT expo slated on November 9-13, 2016 at Robinsons Place in Butuan City. (PIA Caraga)

Press Conference on
 Food Safe Caraga Campaign
25 October 2016

A press conference on Food Safe campaign was conducted with Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Sec. Fortunato Dela Peña (center) as its main panelist held in Butuan City on October 25, 2016. Also joining the secretary are (L-R): Dr. Desiderio Julaton, team leader of Caraga Food Safety Team; Dir. Renato Manantan of Department of Agriculture-13; Dir. Dominga Mallonga of DOST-13; Daniel Gudhal, chief of party of Winrock International-PCCP and Jim Oprecio, deputy chief of party; and Ma. Ruth Jugao, manager of Butuan City Economic Enterprise Department. (PIA Caraga)


 Department of Science and Technology Caraga regional director Dominga Mallonga emphasizes that one way of ensuring a clean and safe food is to use the proper equipment in food preparation during the Food Safe Caraga Campaign press conference on October 25, 2016. Using a luminometer gives on the spot results to test the amount of microbial agents present in the surfaces, she adds. (PIA Caraga)


Winrock International-Philippine Cold Chain Project Chief of Party Mr. Dan Gudahl says that Caraga is a rising region in terms of agricultural products during the Food Safe Caraga Campaign press conference held in Butuan City on October 25, 2016. (PIA Caraga)

Jim Oprecio, Winrock-Philippine Cold Chain Project deputy chief of party bares that Food Safe Caraga Program is planning to improve 18 slaughter houses in the region during a press conference held in Butuan City on October 25, 2016. We have already completed seven slaughter houses since the start of the campaign in the region, he says. (PIA Caraga)


Food Safe Caraga Campaign Launching
MOU Signing & Turn-over Ceremony
Big Daddy's Hotel & Convention Center, Butuan City
25 October 2016

The launching of Food Safe Caraga Campaign in Butuan City held in Butuan City on October 25, 2016 was participated by meat vendors, market supervisors, LGU representatives, media and partner agencies. (PIA Caraga)


Agusan del Norte Sangguniang Panlungsod member Elizabeth Marie Calo representing gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba expresses appreciation to Winrock-PCCP for the Food Safe Program during the Memorandum of Understanding signing and Food Safe Caraga campaign launching held in Butuan City on October 25, 2016. She said that the province is supportive on the program, the municipality of Carmen in the province has an existing ordinance on Food Safety while Cabadbaran City has already in place a double standard slaughter house. (PIA Caraga)


Butuan City mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada represented by councilor Derreck Plaza welcomes guests and participants during the Memorandum of Understanding signing and Food Safe Caraga launching held in Butuan City on October 25, 2016. He assures that Butuan City government will be a partner in the advocacy of food safety not only in the city but in the entire country. (PIA Caraga)


Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga regional director Abner Caga represented by deputy regional director Fryan Abkilan said that as partner in the campaign of having a Food Safe Caraga region, PIA will utilize its channels to effectively disseminate accurate information on food safety and how to improve food handling practices during the Memorandum of Understanding signing and launching of Food Safe Caraga held in Butuan City on October 25, 2016. (PIA Caraga)


 Department of Science and Technology Caraga regional director Dominga Mallonga during the Memorandum of Understanding signing and Food Safe Caraga launching held in Butuan City on October 25, 2016. According to her, the Food Safe Caraga campaign has 2 major components: a training programme on meat handling for meat shop operators and workers, meat vendors and the general public;  and public awareness campaign to disseminate information about food safety and improve the food handling practices of the residents of Caraga region. (PIA Caraga)

 
Dan Gudahl, chief of party of Winrock International-Philippine Cold Chain Project said during the Memorandum of Understanding signing and Food Safe Caraga launching held in Butuan City on October 25, 2016 that food preparation should be handled well and that it should be clean and safe starting from the farm to plate. (PIA Caraga)


Winrock International-Philippine Cold Chain Project and Department of Science and Technology turned over a Luminometer and Food Safety Materials to qualified processors of Caraga during the Food Safe Caraga launching in Butuan City on October 25, 2016. (PIA Caraga)