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)