Wednesday, 29 November 2017


DepEd Caraga RD Dr. Biatriz Torno
Department of Education (DepEd) Caraga Regional Director Dr. Biatriz G. Torno, during the plenary session of the Regional Schools Press Conference (RSPC) on November 17, 2017 held at the gymnasium of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, said that the RSPC in Caraga is a replica of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit that is being hosted by the Philippines. The RSPC is a venue to promote campus journalism where Caraga’s cream of the crop turns the region as a powerhouse of great journalists. (PIA Caraga)

In behalf of Undersecretary Harold Clavite of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Deputy Regional Director Fryan Abkilan of PIA Caraga delivers his message during the plenary session of the Regional Schools Press Conference (RSPC) on November 17, 2017, spearheaded by the Department of Education (DepEd) held at the gymnasium of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte. Clavite emphasized to all the students that hardwork coupled with honesty will bring them to places. Responsible journalism is important especially with the advent of social media. (PIA Caraga)

Agusan del Norte Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba challenges the 25 graduates of the Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) Batch 2 to build a community of entrepreneurs in the province and teach Agusanons on how to become successful entrepreneurs in the future during the KMME Program 2nd batch graduation ceremony at LMX Convention Center in Butuan City on November 10, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

Cluster Director Evamay Dela Rosa of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Mindanao Cluster 2 stressed that the Regional Government Network (GovNet) Project in Butuan City is the first in Mindanao, benefitting some 80 government agencies, during the launching of the Regional GovNet Project of DICT in Butuan City on November 9, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

During the launching of the Regional GovNet Project of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Caraga in Butuan City on November 9, 2017, Assistant Secretary Alan Silor said that as of November 2017, the country has successfully connected seven regional centers in Tuguegarao, Iloilo, Pampanga, Baguio, Legazpi, Palo in Leyte, and Butuan City. (PIA Caraga)

Saturday, 28 October 2017


Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga Regional Director Charlie Fabre emphasized during the Kilos SAMBAYANAN (Kilos para sa Sampung Batayang Pangangailangan) Forum held in Butuan City on October 20, 2017, that the government must act decisively to address the needs of the people in the grassroots and ensure their access to the programs and services of the government. (PIA Caraga)

Kilos SAMBAYANAN FB live
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga aired live via its Facebook page the simultaneous launching of the Kilos SAMBAYANAN (Kilos para sa Sampung Batayang Pangangailangan), a flagship campaign for the fulfillment of the Ten Basic Needs of the people on October 20, 2017. (PIA Caraga)


PIA DG Harold Clavite
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director-General Harold Clavite presented to the participants of the 2017 Regional Leadership Forum held in Butuan City on October 19, 2017, the services and mandates of PIA: to keep Filipinos to be well informed citizens and make sure that proper information are given to communities for them to make a sound decision. He also emphasized the importance of technology in communicating change to empower communities. (PIA Caraga)

DepEd Caraga RD Beatriz Torno

Addressing more than a thousand school head participants during the 2017 Regional Leadership Forum held in Butuan City on October 19, 2017, Department of Education Caraga Regional Director Beatriz Torno underscored that school principals should be the source of inspiration to the teachers, students, co-principals and to the community. (PIA Caraga) 
According to Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga Regional Director Lilibeth Famacion during the Federalism Summit with the sectoral leaders held in Butuan City on October 14, 2017, having a federal form of government will be an advantage for the regions when it comes to distribution of wealth since those regions with lesser resources and income will be given additional support through the 'equalization fund' or the subsidy program. (PIA Caraga)

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Marjorie Jalosjos said in an interview during the Federalism Summit with the sectoral leaders in Butuan City on October 14, 2017, that the administration is strengthening its awareness campaign to inform the public and stakeholders about the benefits of a federal form of government.  (PIA Caraga)

Dr. Marina Sanguenza, Social Studies Department Head, warmly welcomed all the participants of the ASEAN Information Caravan held at the Agusan National High School (ANHS) Ampitheater in Butuan City on October 12, 2017. She emphasized how Filipino people, and the Caraganons can greatly benefit from the opportunities that the ASEAN community offers. (PIA Caraga)

Students avail IEC materials
Students and teachers of Agusan National High School (ANHS) in Butuan City avail of the free information, education, communication (IEC) materials displayed at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) ASEAN Info Kiosk installed during the ASEAN Info Caravan held at the ANHS amphitheater October 12, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

PIA Caraga DRD Fryan Abkilan
In behalf of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga Regional Director Abner Caga, Deputy Regional Director Fryan Abkilan emphasized on the significance of participating in ASEAN activities, especially that the Philippines is hosting the 2017 ASEAN Summit in November, during the ASEAN Info Caravan on October 12, 2017 at Agusan National High School (ANHS) in Butuan City. He also encouraged the students and teachers of ANHS to utilize the information, education, communication (IEC) materials from PIA's information kiosk. (PIA Caraga)

Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga region, in partnership with Agusan National High School (ANHS) Social Studies department, holds an ASEAN Info Caravan with a symposium on ASEAN Integration in the Philippines, participated by some 300 students and teachers wearing different ASEAN countries' costumes at ANHS amphitheater on October 12, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

ASEAN costumes
Teachers, students and faculty staff of Agusan National High School (ANHS) wearing national costumes of ASEAN member countries during the ASEAN Info Caravan held at ANHS Ampitheather in Butuan City on October 12, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

Philippine Information Agency Caraga installed an ASEAN Info Kiosk on October 12, 2017 at the Agusan National High School (ANHS) in Butuan City. Various information, education, communication (IEC) materials from different government agencies were displayed for free. (PIA Caraga)

NCIP Caraga RD Jose Dumagan, Jr.
National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-Caraga Regional Director Jose Dumagan, Jr. during the 20th Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) Anniversary celebration press conference on October 12, 2017 reveals that the Commission En Banc has already approved 21 ancestral domains in Caraga region, 1 newly approved, and 19 still on process funded by Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process-Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (OPAPP-PAMANA) and hopefully be deliberated before 2017 ends. (PIA Caraga)

Six different tribes of indigenous peoples and employees of partner agencies in Caraga region participated during the 20th Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) anniversary celebration at Balanghai Hotel in Butuan City on October 12, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

Fr. Carlito Clase
Fr. Carlito Clase of the Diocese of Butuan said that the forum on Preventing and Countering Extremism held in Butuan City on October 6, 2017 aimed to increase the stakeholders' awareness on violence/extremism in the country and gather their inputs on how Caraganons could prevent this from happening in the region. (PIA Caraga)

According to Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) spokesperson Ezra Balagtey, the Multi-Sectoral Forum on Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism held at San Lorenzo Ruiz Formation Center in Butuan City on October 6, 2017 is part of the continuing activity of EMC in sustaining peace while preventing violent extremism in its area of responsibility. (PIA Caraga)


Col. Franco Nemesio Gacal, Commander of 402nd Brigade, Philippine Army underlined in an interview during the Forum on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism held in Butuan City on October 6, 2017 that the Philippine Army would always help the people in the community and protect them from terrorist groups. He also emphasized the importance of giving the right information to the public, especially on the effects of violent extremism to the country, so the general public could be well-aware and contribute in sustaining peace and order in the region. (PIA Caraga)

Sultan Gamal Amerol
Sultan Gamal Amerol, Sultan of Caraga, expressed during the forum on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism held in Butuan City on October 6, 2017 that the Muslim community is supporting the efforts of the Philippine government and partner stakeholders against criminality and terrorism. He also called on the street vendors to participate in peace-building activities by reporting to the authorities any malicious acts of individuals or groups in the public areas to prevent possible violence. (PIA Caraga)


Multi-Sectoral Forum on Countering Violent Extremism participants
Some 100 youth, security, religious, academe, Bangsamoro, Indigenous Peoples and other sectors in Caraga region participated in the Multi-Sectoral Forum on Countering Violent Extremism at San Lorenzo Ruiz Formation Center in Butuan City on October 6, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

NEDA Caraga RD Mylah Faye Aurora Cariño
During the 28th National Statistics Month press conference, Director Mylah Faye Aurora Cariño of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Caraga explained that the AmBisyon Natin 2040 represents the collective long-term vision and aspirations of the Filipino people for themselves and for the country in the next 25 years. It describes the kind of life that people want to live, and how the country will be by 2040. As such, it is an anchor for development planning across at least four administrations. The press conference was held at PSA-13 regional office in Butuan City on October 2, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

PSA Caraga RD Rosalinda Celeste-Apura
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Caraga Regional Director Rosalinda Celeste-Apura, during the 28th National Statistics Month press conference, announced the whole-month activities of October, which include Statistics Lecture Series, Statistics Quiz Show, 3rd Inter High School Statistics Quiz, Cartooning/Poster/Slogan Making Contests, and Radio Interviews, among others.  The press conference was held at PSA-13 regional office, Butuan City on October 2, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

Maritime Week ASEAN Info Kiosk
An ASEAN Info Kiosk was installed on September 29, 2017 at the Robinsons Place-South Atrium in Butuan City, in time with the celebration of the National Maritime Week in Caraga region. Various information, education and communication (IEC) materials from different government agencies were readily available for free. (PIA Caraga)

National Maritime Week
Maritime industry partners, students and other stakeholders gather on September 29, 2017 at the Robinsons Place-South Atrium in Butuan City for a bloodletting activity, in time with the celebration of the National Maritime Week in Caraga region. The celebration was led by Maritime Industry Authority Caraga. (PIA Caraga)