Coco coir SSF augments family income in Catarman


CAMIGUIN, April 19 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-10 through its Camiguin Provincial Office empowers women in the province by providing various projects and programs that would enable the sector to earn on their own and among these is the Shared Service Facility (SSF) for Coco Coir Processing.

Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) President Lizcel Cutab shared during the Regional Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (RMSMEDC)-10 project visit on April 16 that the SSF for Coco Coir Processing helped not only the women in Barangay Mainit, Catarman, Camiguin as their husbands and children play a big role in keeping the business running.


“Sauna ang mga kababayenhan pa gyud ang galihok niini pero nakita sa ilang mga bana ang gikinahanglang kusog aron mapaspas ang pagtrabaho niini. Ni-apil na usab ang ilang mga anak pinaagi sa pagkolekta sa bunot ug pagtunol sa materyales ngadto sa tig-operate sa makina,” Cutab shared.

(Before, only the women are involved in the project but their husbands volunteered to help when they saw the need to augment the manpower to hasten up the workload. The children also took part in the project by collecting the coconut husks and placing the materials to the machine operator)


The facility is operated by the Agoho KALIPI in cooperation with Nagpakabana Multi-Purpose Cooperative. The DTI allocated around P1.9 million for the diesel-engine powered decorticating with winnowing/peat screening machine.

Now, women from the area earns P3 for every 11-meter-long coco coir twine which is usually used in making decorations for special occasions, rugs, doormats, bio rolls and more. The remaining materials are then use for fertilizers so nothing will really go into waste.

“Ang problema lang gyud namo karon kung unsaon pagpadaghan sa produksyon sa coco coir labina nga daghan ang demand niini. Dili man gud pirmi daghan ang makuhang bunot kay gadepende ra pud mi kung unsa’y makuha nga materyales sa nagkalain-laing gatanom ug lubi sa lugar,” Cutab said.


(The problem now is on how we can increase the coco coir production since there are a lot of demands of it. It is not all the time that we get a lot of coco husks and we only depend on the number of husks that we can get from various coco planters in the area)

DTI Camiguin Provincial Director Joselito Enot said that they are looking for ways to address such concern and are tapping coco planters in the area who can possibly aid in boosting the production of coco coir for the women’s group.

Coco coir is a durable fiber extracted from discarded coconut husks which is preferred over concrete bricks and peat moss because it is cheaper, renewable, and completely organic. (RTP/PIA10)


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: Camiguin PPOC magmugna’g task force pag-regular sa paggamit ug pabuto

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — Ang Camiguin Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) andam nang maghimo ug task force nga mulantaw ug mu-implementar sa paggamit sa mga pabuto sa probinsiya.
Si Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Provincial Director Rhona P. Abadilla miingon niadtong PPOC fourth quarter meeting nga gipahigayon bag-ohay lang sa Camiguin Provincial Convention Center nga ang enactment sa Republic Act No. 7183, ang akto nga ga-regular sa pagbaligya, pag-manufacture, pagpang-apod-apod ug paggamit sa mga pabuto, nagtumong nga matubag ang gataas nga insidente sa kadaot ug mga naangol tungod sa pabuto.
Sa resolusyon nga gitanyag, ang Philippine National Police mao’y mu-isyu ug permit sa usa ka trained nga tao kinsa musuperbisar sa pagpahigayon ug community fireworks, magproklamar ug kriterya sa maglangkob sa pabuto nga did-an, magpatuman sa RA 7183, magpahigayo’g information campaigns sa katalagman sa paggamit ug pabuto, ug maghatag sa consolidated nga report sa Opisina sa Presidente.
Ang tanang gapakabanang ahensiya gi-aghat usab nga magmugna ug information campaign sa peligro sa paggamit ug pabuto.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin PPOC to create task force on regulating firecrackers, pyrotechnic device use

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — The Camiguin Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) is set to create a task force to oversee and implement the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices in the province. 
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Provincial Director Rhona P. Abadilla said during the PPOC fourth quarter meeting held recently at the Camiguin Provincial Convention Center that enactment of Republic Act No. 7183, an act regulating the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices, aims to address the increasing incidents of firecracker related injuries and casualties.
In the resolution proposed, the Philippine National Police (PNP) shall issue a permit to a trained person who shall supervise the conduct of community fireworks display, promulgate criteria for what constitutes prohibited firecrackers, enforce RA 7183, conduct information campaigns on danger of using fireworks and submit a consolidated report to the Office of the President. 
All other concerned agencies are also enjoined to conduct information campaign on the dangers of using fireworks.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Camiguin PCG ga-awhag sa mga tag-iya irehistro ang bangka

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — Aron mapausbaw ang pagpanalipod sa marinong
kalikopanhon, maritimang seguridad ug kahilwasan sa probinsiya pinaagi sa pagpugong sa paggamit ug mga bangka sa nagkalain-laing maritimang kalapasan labi na sa pagpamirata ug terorismo, ang Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)- Camiguin Provincial Station nag-awhag sa mga tag-iya, operators ug mga charter parties pagparehistro sa ilang bangka ilalom sa Safety, Security and Environmental Numbering (SSEN) System kung aha ang ilang dunggoanan.
Ang PCG misaysay nga sa Disyembre 2017, aduna na’y nakaparehistro nga 1,142 nga mga bangka sa probinsiya diin 144 ang gikan sa Mahinog, 427 sa Sagay, 240 sa Catarman, 227 sa Guinsiliban ug 104 sa Mambajao.
Para marehistro, ang tag-iya o ang iyang representante mu-apply sa pinakaduol nga Coast Guard Station/Sub-Station ug ipakita ang mga kinahanglang dokumento sama sa proof of ownership, opisyal nga resibo sa engine procurement (para sa mga bag-o lang nabuhat nga bangka), certificate of vessel registry, usa ka balidong government issued nga identification card ug hulagway sa tag-iya sa bangka.
Ang SSEN permanente nang magahin sa bangka ug ang SSEN nga sertipiko balido sulod sa tulo ka tuig ug pwede kining ma-renew.
Ang pagbalhin sa panag-iya ug dagkong kabag-ohan sa mga bangko kinahanglang ireport diretso sulod sa lime ka adlaw sa aktwal nga pagbalhin sa pinakaduol nga Coast Guard Station/Sub-Station para sa pag-update sa profile sa bangka.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin PCG urges owners to register vessels

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — To enhance marine environmental protection, maritime security and safety within the area by preventing the use of vessels/watchcrafts in various maritime infractions particularly piracy and terrorism, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)- Camiguin Provincial Station urges owners, operators and/or charter parties to register their vessels/watercrafts under the Safety, Security and Environmental Numbering (SSEN) System whey they are home ported.
The PCG reported that as of December 2017, there are 1,142 vessels/watchcrafts that were registered in the province where 144 came from Mahinog, 427 in Sagay, 240 in Catarman, 227 in Guinsiliban and 104 in Mambajao.
To register, the owner or his/her representative shall apply to the nearest Coast Guard Station/Sub-Station and present the necessary requirements such as the proof of ownership, official receipt of engine procurement (for newly built vessel), certificate of vessel registry, one valid government issued identification card and photo of the vessel owner.
The SSEN shall be permanently assigned to the vessels/watercrafts and the SSEN certificate is valid for three years and is renewable.
Any transfer of ownership or major alterations done on the vessels/watercrafts should be reported immediately within five days of actual transfer to the nearest Coast Guard Station/Sub-Station for updating of the vessel profile.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Camiguin ipatukpaw ang pasilidad panglawas

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — Ang kagamhanang lokal sa Camiguin nangandam na aron matubang ang medikong panginahanglanon sa mga Camiguingnon pinaagi sa pagpatukpaw sa medikong pasilidad sa Camiguin General Hospital. 
Sa bag-ohay lang nga Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) fourth quarter meeting, si PPOC Co-Chair Jurdin Jesus Romualdo miingon nga mubutang sila ug tulo ka dialysis units sa Camiguin General Hospital nga muserbisyo sa 70 ka mga dialysis nga pasyente sa probinsiya.
Matud pa niya nga tungod sa maong pasilidad, dili na kinahanglan pang mubiyahe sa bisag kinsa pang pasyente sa Camiguin gikan sa isla padulong sa Cagayan de Oro o sa uban pang lugar aron makakuha sa maong tratamento.
Alang usab sa cardio program sa probinsiya, gi-ambit ni Romualdo nga anaa na pu’y angiogram ug andioplasty nga ibutang sa ospital sa probinsiya.
Ang angiogram usa ka pagsulay aron makita unsa nga mga ugat nga ga-suplay sa kasingkasing ang napi-ot na. Kini gagamit ug X-ray aron ipakita ang ruta nga mapa sa blood vessels ug mga ugat sa kasingkasing. Ang angioplasty sa laing bahin, usa ka tratamento nga gabuhaton sa usa ka doktor nga naglakip sa pagsuksok sa gamay nga mapaburot nga lobo sulod sa gapi-ot nga ugat.
Ang pagdugang sa maong mga pasilidad gihandum nga makahatag kaharuhay sa mga pasyente sa probinsiya.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin to boost health facilities

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — The Camiguin provincial government is set to address the medical needs of Camiguingnons as it boosts the medical facilities of Camiguin General Hospital.
During the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) fourth quarter meeting held recently, PPOC Co-Chair Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said that they will be putting up three dialysis units in Camiguin General Hospital that would serve 70 dialysis patients in the province. 
He said that having the facility in the province will no longer require any Camiguingnon to travel from the island to Cagayan de Oro City and other areas just to have the treatment.
As for the province’s cardio program, Romualdo shared that andiogram and andioplasty will be made available to any Camiguingnon in the province’s hospital. 
An angiogram is a test to find out which arteries supplying the heart have become narrowed and it uses X-rays to show ‘route maps’ of blood vessels and arteries in the heart. The angioplasty on the other hand, is a treatment performed by a doctor which involves inserting a small inflatable balloon into a narrowed artery.
The addition of such medical facilities are geared towards giving more comfort to the patients in the province.(RTP/PIA10)