Thursday, 9 June 2016

Agusan del Norte Provincial Joint Security Control Center Exit Command Conference
Provincial Training Center, Butuan City
20 May 2016

Commission on Election Agusan del Norte holds a Provincial Joint Security Control Center Exit Command Conference and Thanksgiving at the Provincial Training Center in Butuan City on May 20, 2016. (PIA Caraga)

Senior Education Program Specialist Antonina Prisco of Department of Education Agusan del Norte enumerates several problems they have encountered during the conduct of the May 9 election such as paper jams, replacement of malfunctioned Vote Counting Machines arrived late, weak internet connection hampered the transmission of votes to designated servers, and some teachers were harassed at Buenavista District 1 in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte during the Provincial Joint Security Control Center Exit Command Conference and Thanksgiving at the Provincial Training Center in Butuan City on May 20, 2016. However, despite these glitches, Prisco said the voting results were not compromised. (PIA Caraga)

23IB, Philippine Army executive officer LTC Jezreel Diagmel said during the Agusan del Norte exit command conference held in Butuan City on May 20 that based on their assessment, the conduct of the 2016 national and local elections in their area of responsibility is generally peaceful. Diagmel added that a week before the election, their troops were already deployed in the critical areas of the province. 23IB covers the areas in Butuan City, Las Nieves, Buenavista, Nasipit and Carmen, all in Agusan del Norte. (PIA Caraga)

Major Juanilio Olfindo, Jr. of 29IB, Philippine Army acknowledges the good partnership, constant coordination and early preparation and deployment of security forces to the different polling areas for the successful and peaceful conduct of the May 9 election in the province of Agusan del Norte during the Provincial Joint Security Control Center Exit Command Conference and Thanksgiving at the Provincial Training Center in Butuan City on May 20, 2016. (PIA Caraga)

Agusan del Norte police provincial director PSSupt Ronelo Jaurigue during the Provincial Joint Security Control Center Exit Command Conference and Thanksgiving at the Provincial Training Center in Butuan City on May 20, 2016 said that they have successfully provided appropriate security measures during the delivery and retrieval of official ballots and Vote Counting Machines from the provincial hubs down to the 155 polling centers in the province. (PIA Caraga)
 
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga regional director Abner Caga receives the certificate of recognition during the Agusan del Norte Provincial Joint Security Control Center Exit Command Conference and Thanksgiving at the Provincial Training Center in Butuan City on May 20, 2016, for the contribution and timely dissemination of information during the conduct of the May 9 election. PIA Caraga has provided communication support to officials from the AFP, PNP, DOH, COMELEC and other concerned agencies to update the public on the status of the election. (PIA Caraga)

Commission on Election (COMELEC) regional election director Renato Magbutay bared during the Provincial Joint Security Control Center Exit Command Conference and Thanksgiving held in Butuan City on May 20 the several problems encountered during the May 2016 elections. However, there is always a room for improvement to rectify and patch up the glitches, he underscored. He also accepted the fact that they have failed to cater the concern of Department of Education. So far, no formal complaints and protests were received by the COMELEC. (PIA Caraga)

Atty. Ernie Palanan, Commission on Election Agusan del Norte election supervisor thanked all the partners for a successful and peaceful conduct of the May 9 elections in the province of Agusan del Norte during the Provincial Joint Security Control Center Exit Command Conference and Thanksgiving at the Provincial Training Center in Butuan City on May 20, 2016. The Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police officials' and the teachers' great experiences have made the election successful, Atty. Palanan said. (PIA Caraga)
May 2016 Elections Ocular Inspection
8 May 2016

The officials of 4ID Philippine Army, Philippine National Police (PNP), and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga convene on May 8, 2016 at the Sandigan Hall of PNP Caraga regional office in Butuan City and discuss updates on the preparation for the May 9, 2016 election. (PIA Caraga)

Nenita Mejica-Diolata, Principal II of Libertad Elementary School in Butuan City bares that the Vote Counting Machine (VCMs) are all functional during the testing and sealing of the machines on May 8, 2016. The voting paraphernalia are also set for May 9, 2016 event. (PIA Caraga)

According to Nenita Mejica-Diolata (left), Principal II of Libertad Elementary School in Butuan City disclosed in an interview with Philippine Information Agency Caraga personnel that there are around 13,000 voters in Brgy. Libertad who will cast their votes. She also encouraged the voters to come early at their designated polling centers. (PIA Caraga)

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Media Fellowship Night
Camp Bancasi, Butuan City
6 May 2016

During the Media Fellowship Night spearheaded by the 4ID Philippine Army at Camp Bancasi, Butuan City on May 6, 2016. Media personalities from different media outfits are in attendance, with the presence of Commission of Election (COMELEC) officials, and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga. Said activity is an avenue to strengthen camaraderie and partnership of the media, COMELEC, and PIA. (PIA Caraga)

Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga regional director Abner Caga recognizes the very dynamic regional election director, Atty. Renato magbutay for his effort in collaborating openly with the AFP and PIA during the Media Fellowship Night held at Camp Bancasi, Butuan City on May 6, 2016. (PIA Caraga)

 LTC Rey Pasco, commanding officer of 4th CMO Battalion, 4ID Philippine Army welcomes all the media partners and guests during the Media Fellowship Night held at Camp Bancasi, Butuan City on May 6, 2016. Col Pasco also expresses his warm thanks to Philippine Information Agency Caraga regional director Abner Caga for facilitating the activity and media invitation. (PIA Caraga)

Commission on Election Caraga regional election director Atty. Renato Magbutay during the Media Fellowship Night held at Camp Bancasi, Butuan City on May 6 recognizes the strong support of the media by disseminating relevant information/updates from the commission to the general public. He also assures the media that he and the rest of the election supervisors and personnel of Comelec in the different provinces will be readily available should they need updates and other election-relation information. (PIA Caraga)

Agusan del Norte Provincial Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Committee
2nd Quarter Meeting
5 May 2016

Members of the Provincial Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Committee of Agusan del Norte convene for its 2nd quarter meeting in Butuan City on May 5, 2016 and discuss different concerns and issues for the protection of the environment. (Gerie Mae G. Coco, PIA Caraga)

Ecumenical Local Candidates Forum
Robinsons Place Atrium, Butuan City
3 May 2016

An Ecumenical Local Candidates Forum held on May 3, 2016 at the Robinsons Place' Atrium in Butuan City spearheaded by the Diocese of Butuan, in partnership with the Butuan Evangelical Ministers' Association, Inc. (BEMAI). (PIA Caraga)

Fr. Carlito Clase of the Diocese of Butuan expresses his thanks to all the local candidates and guests who participated in the Ecumenical Local Candidates Forum held on May 3, 2016 at Robinsons Place Atrium, Butuan City. He also called on the general public to join them in prayer to have an honest, orderly & peaceful elections on May 9, 2016. (PIA Caraga)

Most Rev. Juan de Dios Pueblos of the Diocese of Butuan (third from left) during the Ecumenical Local Candidates Forum held at Robinsons Place Atrium, Butuan City on May 3, 2016. Bishop Pueblos said that politics is a way of life. He emphasized that people should follow their heart and conscience as they cast their votes on May 9, 2016 elections. (PIA Caraga)

Pastor Allan Salem, president of Butuan Evangelical Ministers Association Inc. (BEMAI), led the prayer during the Ecumenical Local Candidates Forum for all the local candidates held on May 3 in Butuan City. He also encouraged everyone to help campaign for an honest, orderly and peaceful elections. (PIA Caraga)

Pastor Nolan Lloren of Butuan Evangelical Ministers Association Inc. (BEMAI) clarified that the Ecumenical Local Candidates Forum held in Butuan City is not the same with the other usual debate of candidates already conducted by other organizers, but rather a spiritual gathering of candidates with the religious sector to attain an Honest, Orderly and Peaceful Election (HOPE). (PIA Caraga)