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DILG Camiguin conducts competency assessment tool orientation

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CAMIGUIN, August 7 (PIA)–To determine the present level of capacity in the aspects of planning and implementation of local development projects, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) conducted a municipal workshop on July 24 at Villa Paraiso Resort Apartelle, Mambajao, here.
Camiguin competency assessment.jpgProvincial Director of DILG Camiguin Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla said, “For the local government units (LGUs) to transform local development plans into realities of poverty alleviation and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), if not, global competitiveness, development program and projects need to be designed and implemented well.”
She also encouraged the participants to be transparent because the activity will serve as a guide for Regional Office and Central Office in designing capacity development activities to further enhance local governance.
Sagay Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (MLGOO) Emily Ching-Popera, who also serves as the cluster head and Provincial Assessment Team lead administrator, shared the importance of the workshop on self-reflection as public servants.
On the breakout sessions, the MLGOOs assisted their respective LGUs on answering the competency assessment tool.
Attendees of the activity include the municipal governments’ key informants, composed of officers/personnel from local development project planning, procurement and contract management, project end-users or implementers, project managers/officers, legislative representative, business sector representative, nongovernment organization/ civil society organization (NGO/CSO) representatives, barangay captains’ representative; and DILG Camiguin. (DILG Camiguin/PIA10)
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Camiguin holds PPOC, PADAC meeting, approves 3 resolutions

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CAMIGUIN, August 7 (PIA)–For the local government units (LGUs) to maintain and improve Camiguin’s peace and order situation, stipulated in Republic Act No. 7160 and Executive Order 773, a joint meeting between the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) was conducted on July 19 at Camiguin Convention Center, Mambajao, Camiguin.
Camiguin PPOC.jpgThe joint councils approved the adoption of the three Joint Resolutions namely: (1) creation of Task Force Bantay Kalinaw along with the establishment of an operations/coordination center; (2) requesting the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to provide a simplified policies to facilitate the conduct of drug–clearing operations at the barangay level; and (3) contesting the National Historical Commission in regards to the identification of cultural property.
Provincial Governor Maria Luisa D. Romualdo and concurrent PPOC and PADAC Chairperson, presided the meeting which highlighted the peace and order situation in the province, priority issues and concerns relative to the peace and order situation in the municipal level, committee reports, and other matters such as the Camiguin Electric Cooperative (CAMELCO) on increasing electricity costs and maritime seaworthiness.
Municipal Mayor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo of Mambajao, Mayor’s League President of Camiguin and concurrent PPOC co-chairperson, on CAMELCO increasing electricity costs, shared it would affect peace and order because citizens would revert back to use of lamps, and in turn, increase fire and house robbery incidents.
On maritime seaworthiness, the mayor said Camiguin, as a tourist destination, deserves good and modern sea transport vessels, not floating relics.
For his part, Municipal Vice-Mayor Nestor E. Tongol of Sagay shared the municipality’s accomplishments, decreasing drug and crime rates while highlighting on the issues and concerns on Barangay Tanod and Lupon Members training.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla said the agency will conduct training on Barangay Newly Elected Officials (BNEO). (DILG Camiguin/PIA10)

DILG Camiguin conducts SK federation orientation, election

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CAMIGUIN, July 10 (PIA)–In accordance with the implementation of Republic Act 10742(Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015) specifically on the organization and election of officers of SK federations, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin conducted a two-day Panlalawigan SK Orientation and Elections at the DILG Camiguin Provincial Office.

Camiguin SK Federation election_5b43fc6c7f08a4_08853245Among the topics discussed during the orientation were: Servant Leadership by the Head Chaplain Value Restoration Advocate for Camiguin Chapter Nador J. Nacua where he emphasized some of the characteristics and activities of servant-leaders that will enable them to work tirelessly and eventually develop genuine leadership skills.

“The servant-leader is a servant first where it creates the natural feeling that one wants to serve first. Then mindful choice brings one to aspire to lead,” Nacua said.

Meanwhile, OIC Principal Alberto Ladao of Mambajao National High School discussed the Organizing Knowledge Enhancement of Youth Skills to further help the newly-elected officials to handle their responsibilities.

To capacitate the SK officials on their new roles as leaders, DILG Provincial Director, Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla discussed the Legal Bases of SK Pederasyon; Powers and Functions of SK Pederasyon Officials; Trends, Issues and Challenges in Governance Affecting the Youth: Anti-Illegal Drugs, Federalism, Anti-Terrorism, Anti-Corruption and Reproductive Health.

The newly-elected SK Federation of Camiguin include Lucile D. Salvani- president, Patrick Joel S. Panaligan- vice president, Rhea V. Uba- secretary, Dheno D. Estrada- treasurer and Ivan G. Janopol- auditor.

Five SK federation presidents from Mambajao, Catarman, Mahinog, Guinsiliban and Sagay participated in the said activity.(DILG Camiguin/PIA10)

DILG Camiguin partners with Camiguin Polytechnic State College for SK Mandatory Training

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CAMIGUIN, May 25 — In line with Section 30, Rule V of the Rules and Regulations Implementing RA 10742 (Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act 2015) regarding the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Mandatory Training, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)- Provincial Office of Camiguin partnered with Camiguin Polytechnic State College (CPSC) as the service provider or local resource institute for the whole  implementation of the training.
The CPSC handled the training for newly elected SK officials into two clusters of the province on May 23 with contingents from the municipalities of Catarman, Guinsiliban and Sagay, and on May 24 with the SK officials from Mahinog and Mambajao.
Fifty-eight SK chairpersons and 387 SK councilors with a total of 445 newly-elected SK officials of the province were given basic modules on governance for them to be better equipped upon the assumption of their official function as youth leaders on June 30, 2018.
RTP20180528a.jpgTopics given include decentralization and local governance, history of the SK and the SK Reform Act also known as Republic Act 10472, meetings and resolutions, planning and budgeting and RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.
Prior to the activity, a Provincial Management Team was also created by virtue of Executive Order to oversee the efficient and effective implementation of the Training throughout the province.
The Provincial Management Team is composed of the DILG Provincial Director along with the Municipal Local Government Operations Officers, Municipal and Provincial Local Youth Development Officers, Representative from Local Resource Institute and Representative from the National Youth Commission. The DILG Provincial Office also designated a focal person to act as secretariat to the Provincial Management Team.
It is hoped that with the intense training, the new breed of SK Leaders will become more effective in performing their respective mandates.(DILG Camiguin/RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin LGUs prep up for 2018 SGLG assessment

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CAMIGUIN, May 25 — In preparation for the upcoming assessment on the performance scopes for the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance, the Department of the Interior and  Local Government (DILG) – Camiguin recently conducted a Provincial Roll-Out Orientation for the five Municipalities of Camiguin at Villa Paraiso, Mambajao, Camiguin.
Participants were oriented of this year’s upscaled “all-in” criteria with its corresponding forms and indicators on the seven assessment areas namely, Good Financial Housekeeping, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, Peace and Order, Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Management and Tourism, Culture and the Arts. This means that an LGU must pass all indicators in order to make it through the assessment.
RTP20180528cDILG Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla emphasized that regardless of whether or not LGUs have a big chance of passing, all are encouraged to get ready as no one will be exempted from the assessment. Pass or Fail-the results would serve as an opportunity for LGUs to outdo their best effort in governance.
Discussants of the activity include the Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOO) of the five municipalities namely, LGOO VI Emily C. Popera, LGOO VI Katherine L. Pabatao, LGOO VI Kathy S. Braña, LGOO VI Eustalia Cabiguin, LGOO V Rico Baiño together with Program Manager LGOO V Dixon Baconga.
 
The activity was participated by all Local Functionaries including SGLG Focal Persons of each LGUs in the Province.
A separate briefing for Provincial Officials and functionaries was also undertaken on May 8.(DILG Camiguin/RTP/PIA10)

DILG Camiguin conducts coaching session with Mahinog PLEB

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MAHINOG, Camiguin, May 25 — To further empower the People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) in exercising its functions as a citizens’ complaint mechanism against erring personnel, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) conducted a follow-through session with the PLEB Members of Mahinog recently at Katunggan Park, here.
Similar activity would also be undertaken  in the succeeding months with the PLEBs of other municipalities.
RTP20180528bSuch activity was conducted when there was a Provincial Roll-out Orientation for the Capacity Enhancement of the PLEB was undertaken to revitalize the organization on November 2017.
Municipal Mayor Rogerio C. Acle of Mahinog expressed his appreciation for the conduct of the activity and to DILG Camiguin’s assistance for other equally important programs of the local government unit (LGU).
For her part, Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla of DILG Camiguin highlighted that as Region 10 becomes a pilot area, PLEB Subsidy-Assistance for 5th-6th class municipalities will continue. This would mean PLEB members in the area will face greater challenge in making their organization functional and responsive to the needs of the localities.
PLEB Chairman SB Chairperson on Peace and Order Winlove M. Labadan shared that their “one for all, all for one” battlecry could be a key factor that the PLEB will rise up to the demands of the times.
PLEB members formulated their action plan for the next quarter and are looking forward to the continuous support of DILG. They likewise expressed their commitment to the overall maintenance and improvement of peace and order in the municipality.(DILG Camiguin/RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: DOST gipatas-an ang kaamgohan sa DRRM sa Camiguin

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MAHINOG, Camiguin, May 17 (PIA) — Uban ang tema nga, “Awareness, Collaboration and Moving Forward,” ang Department of Science and Technology (DOST)- Camiguin Provincial Office bag-ohay gipahigayon ang Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Forum sa Queobe Training Center, kung asa gipakita ang mga resulta sa gitun-an sa Manila Observatory diin ang Camiguin nag-una sa mga probinsiya nga risgo sa katalagman sa kinaiyahan.

Si Provincial Science and Technology Director- Camiguin/Senior Science Research Specialist Miriam A. de la Plaza niingon nga kaning mga kalihukan nga panag-uban sa local na kagamhanan sa Guinsiliban ug Mahinog kay parte sa Community Empowerment thru Science and Techonology (CEST).

Gisaysay usab ni Angelo Bang, residente nga volcanologist sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory Station, nga ang Camiguin nag-una sa mga probinsya nga risgo sa volcanic eruptions ug ika-nuwebe sa mga lugar nga risgo maigo ug tsunami.

RTP20180517c“Camiguin has the highest risk because the land area is so small such that a volcanic eruption can affect the whole province (Ang Camiguin mao’y pinakadakong risgo tungod kay gamay ra ang land area niini busa maapektuhan na ang tibuok probinsiya kung mubuto ang bulkan),” ingon ni Bang.

Iyang gipahibalo nga dapat nakaamgo ang mga Camiguingnon sa lugar diin aduna’y mga volcanic hazards lakip ang mga steam blasts, glowing avalanches, lava flows ug lahar.

Nihisgot pud siya nga atong mga niagi nga tuig, aduna na’y dagko nga pagbuto gikan sa taluktok sa bulkang Hibok-Hibok human gisundan kini ug usa ka semanang lagiting nga linog. Mao dapat ang mga Camiguingnons kanunay andam kung mausab ang panghitabo.

Sa parte ni Engr. Anianita Fortich sa Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) gipasabot niya nga ang hydrometeorological hazards nga gaapekto sa probinsya nasinati adtong Nobyembre 7, 2001 diin kusog ug wala’y undang and ulan sulod sa 10 ka oras.

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Kini nagresulta sa mga flash floods nga gadala ug landslide debris gikan sa bato, naibot nga kahoy, nahilos nga yuta gikan sa bukid nga nagtabon sa 134 ka buhi nga residente ug nagdaot sa mga gulayon ug istraktura.

Sa man-made calamities, si FO2 Sherwin Borres sa Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Mahinog Station nagsaysay sa mga butang nga dapat buhaton kung duna’y sunog ug kahilwason nga mga sukod nga dapat sundon sa opisina.

Iya usab gipakita ang sakto nga pamaagi sa pagdumala kung duna’y hungaw ang liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sama sa pagpahimug-at nga ang LPGs dapat nasa gawas kini aron kung na’y aso aron magtipok sa usa ka  tuob na lugar nga mao’y makaingon ug sunog.

Ang mga balay ug establisamento dapat moobserba usab sa tarong nga pagsulay ug angay nga pagsustento sa tanang ekipo para masigurado nga wala’y hungaw ang hose.(RTP/PIA10)

Agri-dept releases P2.5M for livelihood projects in Guinsiliban town

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GUINSILIBAN, Camiguin, May 18 — To increase the income among farmers and rural women, the Department of Agriculture (DA)– Regional Field Office 10 through the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) Program releases P2.5 million to implement livelihood projects such as native chicken production, duck raising and organic feed production in Guinsiliban, Camiguin.

DA-10 OIC-Regional Director Carlene C. Collado, CPA recently turned over the check to Municipal Accountant Emmalinda G. Parian in behalf of the local government unit (LGU).

RTP20180521b.jpgThe total project cost is approximately P2.7  million, of which Php249,999 is the LGU’s counterpart.

Aside from providing assistance to the marginalized farmers, the LGU looks forward in helping increase the supply of poultry products in the municipality and even its adjacent towns.

The projects will be managed by different associations in Barangay Butay with the support of the municipal agriculture office include the native chicken production by the South Poblacion Rural Improvement Club Association, duck raising by Liong Rice Farmers Association and organic feed production by Butay Farmer’s Association.(DA10/RTP/PIA10)

DOST heightens DRRM awareness in Camiguin

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MAHINOG, Camiguin, May 17 (PIA) — With the theme, “Awareness, Collaboration and Moving Forward,” the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)- Camiguin Provincial Office recently held the Disasters Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Forum at Queobe Training Center, here, noting the results of Manila Observatory study where Camiguin is one of the top provinces at risk to natural disasters.

Provincial Science and Technology Director- Camiguin/Senior Science Research Specialist Miriam A. de la Plaza said that such activity, which is in partnership with the local government of Guinsiliban and Mahinog, is part of the Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST).

RTP20180517aAngelo Bang, resident volcanologist of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory station emphasized that Camiguin ranked one in the top provinces at risk to volcanic eruptions and ninth in at risk to tsunamis. 

“Camiguin has the highest risk because the land area is so small such that a volcanic eruption can affect the whole province,” Bang said.

He also shared that people should be aware of the volcanic hazards in the area which include steam blasts, glowing avalanches, lava flows and lahars. 

RTP20180517bBang said that years ago, the large explosion from the summit crater of Hibok-Hibok volcano was preceded by a week of intense earthquakes. Hence, Camiguingnons should be fully equipped during such occurrence.

For her part, Engr. Anianita Fortich of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) explained the hydrometeorological hazards affecting the province saying that it was on November 7, 2001 when Camiguin experienced heavy continuous rains for about 10 hours.

Such has caused flash floods carrying landslide debris of boulders, uprooted trees, loose soil, rushing from the mountainside burying 134 residents alive and damaging vegetation and structures. 

RTP20180517cAs for man-made calamities, FO2 Sherwin Borres of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Mahinog Station shared the things to do during and after fire as well as the safety measures that should be observed in the office. 

He also demonstrated the proper way of managing leaked liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and stressed that LPGs should be placed outdoor so that the fume will not accumulate in an enclosed area. 

Homes and establishments should also observe testing and proper maintenance of all equipment such as ensuring that there is no leak in the hose.

“This will cause the fume to spread out, delikado madakpan sa kalayo (this is hazardous for it can cause fire),” he explained.

The activity was attended by local government units in the province who are expected to spread the awareness to their constituents.(RTP/PIA10)

Regional council for MSMEs widens biz horizons with exhibits, mentoring program

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CAMIGUIN, April 20 (PIA) – To support and even encourage more entrepreneurs to take part in nation building, the Regional Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (RMSMEDC)-10 strengthens its core programs particularly on mentoring, holding exhibits and providing shared service facilities (SSF).

During the Talakayan sa PIA on April 17 at Mambajao Negosyo Center, here, Ruben Vegafria, RMSMEDC member from Misamis Oriental, said that various public-private partnerships are now aiding the business sector such as the provision of SSF which encourages involvement of people in the community through a certain livelihood suited in their area.

The Department of Trade and Industry also continuously conduct the Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) Program that aims to help the country’s MSEs through coaching and mentoring, and linking MSMEs to large companies’ value chains.

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Key MSME programs, events

In the recent KMME in the region, about 218 participants were coached on entrepreneurial mind setting and values formation, and marketing mindset. The participants came from Bukidnon (40), Camiguin (34), Lanao del Norte (39), Misamis Occidental (37), Misamis Oriental (49) and Regional Office (19).

As for the ProPak (Processing and Packaging) Asia, the biggest and most prestigious international food, drink, pharmaceutical processing and packaging event, a total of 146 delegates from the region are qualified to participate and witness how successful companies process their products on June 13-16 at Bangkok, Thailand.

The SSF implementation on the other hand, now has 92 percent or 146 out of 159 SSFs that are operational. From this number, Bukidnon has implemented 33 SSF, Camiguin with 17, Lanao del Norte with 36, Misamis Occidental with 29 and Misamis Oriental with 44.

Engaging the MSMEs to such events is important since “they are very significant in nation building that is why DTI today is focusing so much programs on MSMEs for their development because without the MSMEs the large businessmen or businesses will not be able to exist,” said Mike Amores, RMSMEDC member from Misamis Occidental.

 

Engaging NGAs

When it comes to other government agencies’ intervention, Miriam dela Plaza of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said that they are introducing the Small and Medium Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) that aims to help businesses particularly those engaged in manufacturing. It is where the department aids on upgrading the businesses’ technology to help in the productivity of MSMEs.

They also have the Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Program that aims to harness the country’s scientific and technological capabilities to spur and attain sustainable economic growth and development.

As for the manpower or skills training, Elwin Barquez of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)- Camiguin Provincial Office shared that TESDA introduced new services on what they are currently providing.

“So being the supplier of manpower, we also advocated through our curriculum on how our graduates, being world class, could contribute on how to preserve our world,” Barquez said.

The National Youth Comission (NYC) also provides opportunities to youth entrepreneurs by allowing youth organizations to register online and enjoy benefits and assistance from NYC. Once registered, the youth organization can request a training from NYC such as activities or programs that foster economic empowerment.

For food-related business, the Food Innovation Center now accommodates MSMEs and students who want to develop and promote their food technology or product. The center also assists those who want to pursue or boost their business from the technology they’ve innovated.

Training and introducing more business strategies to entrepreneurs is essential in today’s local and global market is no longer a difficult task since “most of the MSMEs are getting younger and they are more knowledgeable, aggressive and educated on business,” said Shirley Cutab, RMSMEDC member from Camiguin.

Thus, the RMSMEDC-10 now calls out to all MSMEs who haven’t considered any intervention outside their comfort zones to grab the opportunities provided by the government and even the private sector to enhance their business and further improve their standards or mind sets in doing their business.(Recthie T. Paculba/PIA10)