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DILG Camiguin gears up for SK Mandatory Training


CAMIGUIN, April 18 — In preparation for the conduct of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Mandatory Training, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin Provincial Office conducted an Organizational Meeting for the members of the Provincial Implementation Teams on April 10 at DILG Camiguin Provincial Office.

This is in line with improving the competencies of newly-elected Sangguniang Kabataan Officials in assuming their roles as prime movers in youth development.

The DILG in coordination with National Youth Commission (NYC) Government is set to conduct a nationwide one-day SK Mandatory Training Program for the newly elected SK Officials. The implementation of the training will tap third party service providers or the local resource institutes like state universities and colleges as partners.


For the province of Camiguin, DILG Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla spearheaded the meeting which was participated by the Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs) and Local Youth Development Officers (LYDOs) of Catarman, Mahinog, Mambajao and Guinsiliban, and Camiguin Polytechnic State College Representative, Instructor I Victor Niño C. Dapar.

Abadilla discussed the guidelines regarding the implementation of the SK mandatory and continuing training programs to be jointly implemented by the DILG and NYC.

She also emphasized the roles and responsibilities of the Provincial Management Team, training modules, calendar of activities, breakdown of expenses, budgetary requirements, roles and responsibilities of the Provincial Management Team, and training delivery.

Abadilla said that non-attendance to the SK Mandatory Training without any valid reason would be considered as a necessary ground to disqualify SK officials or subject them to disciplinary actions.

“We are hoping that this training will make our youth leaders more equipped with knowledge and skills to fulfil their mandated functions,” she said.

The conduct of the SK mandatory training is in line with the implementation of the SK Reform Act or Republic Act No. 10742. The SK Mandatory Training Program for Camiguin will be conducted on May 23, 2018 (Catarman, Sagay, Guinsiliban) and May 24, 2018 (Mahinog and Mambajao).

Modules on Decentralization and Local Governance, SK History and Salient Features, Conduct of Meetings and Craft Resolutions, Planning and Budgeting, and Code of conduct and Ethical Standards of a Public Official would be taken up in the said activity.(DILG-10/RTP/PIA10)


PPOC enforces security measures, maintains order in Camiguin

CAMIGUIN, April 13– To continuously improve the peace and order situation in the province, the Camiguin Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) along with the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council, whose membership include representatives  from the national line agencies, all municipal mayors and civil society organizations (CSOs), recently conducted its First Quarter Meeting at Camiguin Convention Center, Mambajao, Camiguin.
Provincial Governor and concurrent PPOC Chairperson Maria Luisa D. Romualdo presided the meeting that mainly tackled the peace and order situation updates in Camiguin, human development and security committee reports on the preparations and activities pertinent to the observance of Holy Week’s Panaad, synchronized Barangay Assembly Day, and preparations to ensure a peaceful, honest and orderly Barangay and SK elections.
As a result, the joint councils approved the adoption of the three Joint Resolutions that include the authorization of the Creation of Special Action Committee under the Provincial Peace and Order Council to decide on critical matters during emergencies affecting the overall Peace and Order Situation in the Province.
PPOC also requested the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 10, through Regional Director Wilkins M. Villanueva, to conduct a barangay drug clearing One-Stop-Shop in the Province to facilitate the issuance of certifications to qualified barangay applicants.
Also, the council strongly enjoined the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Balingoan Sub-station, through PO2 Joel M. Mendez, to enforce and adopt stringent measures prohibiting or apprehending operators/owners of small-sized sea vessels or Motorized Bancas to transport passengers from Balingoan Port to any point of entry in the Island Province of Camiguin.(Maria Dannica M. Cimacio/RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin celebrates 50 years of feat, boundless opportunities


CAMIGUIN, January 8 (PIA) – With the theme, “Small Province, Big Future,” the province of Camiguin celebrated its 50th founding anniversary with festive events, creative contests, awarding of achievers, grand parade, live concert, fireworks display and presentation of the State of the Province Address on January 4-7.

League of Municipal Mayors President and Mambajao Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said that the 50th Araw ng Camiguin highlights the pouring in of more jobs and investments in the province thus, “There is always future in Camiguin.” He also said that the provincial government is looking forward to more young Camiguingnons coming home as they will no longer seek for employment in other areas.


The celebration kicked off with the grand opening and ribbon cutting of various booths that feature the products of Camiguin and the services of national line agencies on January 4 at Ugmad Site.

To showcase the talents and inspire the youth to take part in the undertakings of the province, numerous contests were held from January 4 to 6 and these include the Inter-Elementary and High School Spelling Bee held at Ugmad Site, and Inter-High School and Kapisanan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) Trashure Competition where participants were asked to creatively produce necklaces, bracelets and other accessories out of trash.


High school students also competed in the charcoal painting, extemporaneous speech, flower arrangement, mob dance and marching band contests.

The first day of the celebration is further made vibrant with the inter-elementary dance sports competition, night fun run and live band presentation.

The municipalities of the province also exhibited their talents in cooking lechon (roasted pork) at the Ugmad Site aside from displaying their products in the Pista sa Nayon.

To further uphold good local governance, the provincial government launched the Inter-Office 5s Competition and Cong. PPR Memorial Awards for Good Local Governance. Exemplary municipal local government units (MLGUs), barangay achievers, agricultural achievers, partner national government agencies and non-government organizations of the provincial local government were also recognized.

Moreover, the provincial government also held the ground breaking ceremony of the new provincial capitol building location at Lacas, Mambajao with a total allocation of P250 million and unveiled the 50th Camiguin Founding Anniversary Marker on January 7.


Another highlight of the celebration is the grand parade of umbrellas of various national line agencies, schools, civil society organizations, businesses and non-government organizations in the province.

The Araw ng Camiguin was then capped with the State of the Province Address of Provincial Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo, fireworks display and a live concert.

With the programs, activities, projects and endless opportunities in the province, the provincial governor is optimistic that greater things await the Camiguingnons for the years to come saying, “I am looking forward for a brighter and bigger future ahead of us.”(Recthie T. Paculba/PIA10)

Cebuano News: ComElec Camiguin gaawhag sa pagparehistro sa mga botante karong 2018 eleksyon


CAMIGUIN, November 27 (PIA) – Ang Commission on Elections- Camiguin Province gadasig sa mga Camiguingnon nga mupasa na sa ilang aplikasyon para sa pagparehistro ug uban pang voter-related nga pagparehistro alang sa May 14, 2018 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) sa dili pa mahuman ang pagparehistro karong Nobyembre 30, 2017.

Si Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Aleli Dayo-Ramirez miingon nga ang pagparehistro nga gimugna sukad Nobyembre 6 gahatag gihapon ug serbisyo alang sa bag-ong pagparehistro sa Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) ug regular nga mga botante, correction sa mga entries/records, reactivation sa pagparehistro, ug inclusion/reinstatement sa mga records.

“No transfer of registration will be entertained (Wala’y pagbalhin sa pagparehistro ang i-entertin),” giingon ni Ramirez.

Ang mga aplikasyon para sa pagparehistro abiabihon gikan sa alas 8:00 sa buntag hangtud alas 5:00 sa hapon, Lunes hangtud Sabado lakip na ang mga halidi.

Ang ComElec provincial office gamugna usab ug offsite voter’s registration sukad pa niadtong Nobyembre 15 sa nagkalain-laing hayskul nga tunghaan ug barangay hall sa probinsiya. Sa Nobyembre 28, ang offsite voter’s registration ipahigayon sa Mahinog National High School.(RTP/PIA10)23561762_2002122893362405_7806061948077310115_n.jpg

Cebuano News: Pulis sa Camiguin gahingusgan ang lihok batok VAW


CAMIGUIN, November 13 (PIA) – Aron i-organisar ug himanan ang daghan pang lalaki sa tibuok probinsiya, kinsa wala lamang gadumot sa violence against women (VAW) pero sugot usab nga aktibong mukampanya ug mutrabaho paingon na sa pagpuhag niini, ang Camiguin Police Provincial Office (CPPO) nagpahigayo’g seminar sa ilang lalaking personahe sa Men Oppose to VAW Everywhere (MOVE) niadtong Nobyembre 4 sa Camp Bonifacio Aranas, Baylao, Mambajao.

Si Guinsiliban Municipal Police Station OIC PInsp Webb Itum Bajenio miingon nga gimugna nila ang kampanyang MOVE ikaduha sa usa ka tuig sa mga lalaking personahe sa police sa tibuok probinsiya tungod ang VAW nitungha isip usa sa mga makaylapon nga katilingbanong problema sa nasod.


Mudagan sa 25 nga mga lalaking pulis ang nisalmot sa maong pasinati, diin gihisgotan ang pagmuga sa kinatibuk-ang kalalmbigitan ug aksyon sa pagwagtang sa VAW, paghimo ug panag-uban ug koneksyon sa pare-parehong grupo nga galihok sa VAW, ug pagtukod ug kahinguhaang network sa VAW.

Niadtong 2006, ang Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) nitabang sap ag-organisar sa MOVE- us aka organisasyon sa mga lalaki nga nagpasalig sa ilang aktibong kalambigitan sa pagwagtang sa VAW. Ang MOVE aduna’y mga lalaking miyembro gikan sa nagkalain-laing organisasyon, pribadong sektor, academe ug non-government organizations (NGOs).(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: DSWD-10 gapahigayo’g info caravan sa Camiguin


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, October 30 (PIA) — Aron makahatag ug mga kalamboan sa mga kalihokan, programa ug serbisyo, ang Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office sa Amihanang Mindanao nagpahiyagon ug ikaupat nga Info Caravan ning tuig sa Ugmad Center sa Camiguin niadtong Oktubre 27.


Si Regional Information Officer Charmaine P. Tadlas miingon nga ang maong info caravan mahinungdanon kaayo aron makahatag ug kaalam sa mga miyembro sa komunidad sa mga social welfare nga mga proyekto ug programa diin makabenepisyo sila.


Gidugang pa niya nga wala kaayo mahibalo ang mga residente sa mga programa sa departamento sama sa Assistance to Individuals and Families in Crisis Situation (AICS) diin ang DSWD gahatag sa medikal, educational, pagpalubong sa minatay ug transportasyon nga hinabang alang sa mga tao o pamilya nga gakasinati ug krisis labi na kadtong nalakip sa impormal nga sektor ug lain pang galisud, madutlanon ug dili bentahe nga mga indibidwal.


Kapinsa 800 ang mitambong gikan sa munisipyo sa Mahinog, Mambajao, Guinsiliban, Sagay ug Catarman sa maong caravan nga nalakip sa mga kalihokan sa Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Day.


Ang maong panghitabo nagpatugbaw usab sa Elderly Filipino Week ug pagsugod sa National Children’s Month.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin names champs in 38th Lanzones Festival events


CAMIGUIN, October 30 (PIA)— With the week-long celebration of the 38th Lanzones Festival in Camiguin on October 22-30, the provincial government hailed the champions for the various events held to provide entertainment and fun to the locals and tourists.


Clad in colourful costumes, the locals from Mahinog bagged the street dancing competition followed by Mambajao National High School, Fatima College of Camiguin, Yumbing National High School and Tupsan National High School.


Hyra Desiree Betito who represented the local government of Mambajao earned the crown for Mutya sa Buahanan 2017 beating off 14 other candidates.


To cap off the celebration on October 28, the Fatima College of Camiguin swept off the championship for the Tableau Ground Presentation followed by Mahinog, Mambajao National High School, Yumbing National High School and Tupsan National High School.


Other events such as Ugmad 2017, Food Safari, Lanzones Eating Contest, Body Building Competition and more also highlighted this year’s Lanzones Festival.(RTP/PIA10)

DSWD-10 holds info caravan in Camiguin


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, October 30 (PIA) — To provide updates on its activities, programs and services, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 10 conducted its fourth Info Caravan for 2017 at Ugmad Center in Camiguin on October 27.

Regional Information Officer Charmaine Tadlas said that such info caravan is essential in helping the community know the existing social welfare projects and programs where they can benefit from.

20171102e.jpgTadlas stressed that community members of the province barely have knowledge on the department’s programs such as the Assistance to Individuals and Families in Crisis Situation (AICS) where the DSWD provides medical, educational, burial and transportation assistance to persons/families in crisis situations, specifically those belonging to the informal sector and other poor, marginalized, vulnerable, and disadvantaged individuals.

Over 800 participants from Mahinog, Mambajao, Guinsiliban, Sagay and Catarman towns graced the caravan which is also part of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Day.

The event also highlighted the Elderly Filipino Week and National Children’s Month kick-off.(RTP/PIA10)


Camiguin bares Lanzones Festival 2017 activities


CAMIGUIN, October 10 (PIA) – With the theme, “Kinaiyahan Atong Ampingan Kalamboan Alang sa Tanan,” the provincial government here invites everyone to witness the Lanzones Festival 2017 activities slated on October 22-31.


Prior to the week-long celebration, a simultaneous Lanzones tree planting and opening of Lanzones Park was held on September 22. The Camiguin Police Provincial Office will also hold the “Sikad-Sikad Ta Bai” Fun Bike on October 21 at Cong. PPR Tourism and Sports Complex.


On October 22, a fun run, triathlon, Zumba and Belly dance, thanksgiving mass and soft opening of agro-tourism and industrial fair (Ugmad 2017) will kick off the festivity. In the afternoon, Ag Sadya Kiraw Festival grand parade (umbrella with inspired Lanzones design) will be held at Mambajao Central School to Cong. PPR Tourism and Sports Complex.


The Food Safari: One Barangay One Product Exhibit and Competition at Ugmad Site will be conducted on October 23. Inter-municipality high school basketball tournament and Buahanan sa Ugmad will also highlight the day’s festivity.


On October 24, Kalanrakas sa Kabataan at Catarman Municipal Ground, Food Safari: Inter-Resort and Restaurant Hamonada/Humba with Native Competition, Pasigarbo sa Guinsiliban and Fatima College of Camiguin Show will be held.


Food Safari: Lanzones Products Exhibit and Competition, Pasigarbo sa Catarman, Kalanrakas sa Kabataan- Mambajao, Department of Education (DepEd) Day- Folk Dance Competition, Battle of the Band and Ugmad sa Kalikasan, and Mutya sa Buahanan 2017: Talent and Corporate Awards Night will highlight the celebration on October 25.


Job Fair and Docufest, Food Safari: Dairy Products Exhibit and Competition, Pasigarbo sa Mahinog, and Datu Daw Bai Ta Buwahanan and Diwata and Tayamtam Showdown will comprise the festivity on October 26.


On October 27, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Info Caravan, Job Fair and Docufest, Pasigarbo sa Mambajao, Gov. PPR Memorial Cup Team Tennis Tournament, and Miss Camiguin Tourism 2017 will be held.


Meanwhile, Lanzones Eating Contest and Trivia, Street Dancing Competition, Pasigarbo sa Isla, Inter-Agency Camiguin Lanzones Ground Presentation 2017, and Mr. Iron Man 2017 Body Building Competition will be held on October 28.


On October 29, the provincial government will hold the Gov. PPR Memorial Cup Team Tennis Tournament Championship, Palarong Pinoy Game/Unacho, Kalanrakas sa Kabataan- provincial level and live concert.


Other exciting games such as the Monster Bash, Horror Trip, Zombie Run and Monster Kitchen will be held at Mambajao Parola on October 30-31.(RTP/PIA10)

147 mothers join Int’l Babywearing Week in CDO


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, October 10 (PIA) – With the theme, “Threaded Together,” the Modern Nanays of Mindanao (MNM) spearheaded the region’s celebration of the International Babywearing Week (IBW) 2017 with 147 participants all over northern Mindanao on October 7, here.


The inspiration for the theme comes from the many different threads that when combined through the weaving process, form all of the carriers that many families use nowadays. All of the individual threads, once woven, create a material in the same way individuals and groups worldwide come together to create a global babywearing community.


With babywearing, Lucille Lapinid of MNM said that babies develop a sense of security and trust when they are attached to their caregivers. The act also helps in babies’ regulation of temperature, breathing and growth.


Lapinid also shared that babywearing parents are more confident and mobile as they can easily address the needs of their babies. Thus, worn babies cry less and are in a quiet alert state, which is the ideal state of learning. Babywearing also strengthens and improves both the parent and the baby’s core muscles and posture.


For her part, Nadine Casiño, founder of MNM, stresses the common babywearing errors such as the front face carry, which has no proper leg support and all weight is supported in baby’s most sensitive place, and the use of narrow-based carrier that could eventually cause hip dysplasia among babies.


Casiño also cited the misconceptions on babywearing saying that carrying a baby could not spoil him or her since birth to 1.5 years is where a child develops feelings of trust versus mistrust. Hence, if needs are met consistently, infants will develop secure attachment and will learn to trust the environment.


The MNM also stressed that babywearing could not cause bow-leggedness since such condition is pathologic and could not be caused by physical strain.


“Babies are naturally bowlegged because of the position in the womb,” Casiño said.


As for the statement, “It is tiring for a child to be in a carrier all day,” Casiño shared that a mother’s chest is the best place for the child to be. Being in a carrier means that the baby has immediate reach to everything that he or she needs such as food, warmth, movement and touch.


Different types of carriers and local sellers of such were also highlighted during the event through the IBW Library.


The IBW is a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for and focus media attention on the many benefits of babywearing.(RTP/PIA10)