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)

Friday, 14 October 2016

Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte's visit to PRO-13
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's visit to Police Regional Office 13
Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City
06 October 2016

Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga personnel led by regional director Abner Caga (right) coordinated with Media Accreditation and Relation Officer (MARO) Jen Guilaran (wearing violet polo shirt) for the media accreditation on October 6, 2016. PIA prepares the list of local media partners expected to attend and cover Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s visit in Butuan City. (PIA Caraga)

President Rodrigo Duterte stresses that the Philippine government is doing its best ways to protect its people during his visit at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga regional office, Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Butuan City on October 6, 2016. He added that the government will never compromise the safety of the citizens. (PIA Caraga)

President Rodrigo Duterte shows the list of the Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel in Caraga region who are allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade and handed it over to PNP Caraga regional director PCSupt Rolando Felix for assessment and further investigation, during his visit at the PNP Caraga regional office in Butuan City on October 6, 2016. (PIA Caraga)

Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga regional director PCSupt Rolando Felix and the awardees had a photo opportunity with President Rodrigo Duterte right after his speech during his visit at the PNP Caraga regional office, Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Butuan City on October 6, 2016. (PIA Caraga)

Philippine National Police (PNP) Agusan del Sur police provincial director PSSupt Joseph Plaza said that it is a collective effort of all the PNP personnel in the province that resulted to having the highest number of illegal drug surrenderees and number of arrested illegal drug suspects during the interview with Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga personnel. The said police provincial office was awarded as Best Performing Provincial Police Office of Caraga region during the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte at the PNP Caraga regional office in Butuan City on October 6, 2016. (PIA Caraga)

PCInsp Christian Rafols of Ambago Police Station, one of the awardees during the visit of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte in Butuan City on October 6, 2016 for the most number of arrested drug personalities in the implementation of Project Double Barrel, expresses his gratitude for recognizing his efforts. He receives a cash incentive amounting to P200,000. (PIA Caraga)

In a lighter side of the event during the visit of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte in Butuan City, PSI Alvin Homillo marks the day as special and very memorable as he took the best opportunity of performing a wedding proposal to her "Bok" girlfriend PSI Alniza Sunshine Kinang, Pres. Duterte's aide-de-camp on October 6, 2016. The couple has been together for 5 years and 6 months now, and the lady cop made her sweet "Yes" to the man she truly loves. (PIA Caraga)