Saturday, June 22, 2024

PGB midawat og P50-M cash assistance gikan kang PBBM

Gidawat sa Provincial Government of Bukidnon (PGB), pinaagi ni Provincial Governor Rogelio Neil P. Roque ang cheque balor ₱50-milyones gikan kang President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.

Sumala sa kasayoran sa PAIA, nahatag kini atol sa Presidential Assistance to Farmers, Fisherfolks, and Families sa Pimentel Convention Center, Cagayan de Oro City niadtong Mayo 16, 2024.

Sa maong okasyon, gipadangat ni Presidente Marcos ang ka-mahinungdanon sa pagtimbayayong –ilabi na ning panahon sa kalamidad, nga dala sa taas nga hulaw.

Dinhi gipasabot sa presidente nga gamay’ng kantidad man ang ilang madawat apan malaumon kini nga subling makasugod ug makabangon ang mga apektadong pamilya dala sa ting-init.

Ang nadawat nga kantidad i-ayuda ngadto sa mga mag-uuma ug mangingisda nga labing naapektuhan sa El Niño, subay sa gitakda nga gabayan sa pag-apod-apod sa maong cash assistance.

Ang PGB ug representante sa DA-Regional Field Units (RFUs) mo-determina sa marginalized families alang sa mga mag-uuma ug DSWD alang sa mga mangingisda ug uban pang marginalized sektor nga grabeng naapektuhan sa hulaw, kinsa modawat sa tag-₱10,000.00.

Gawas sa Bukidnon, ang Misamis Orietal nakadawat sab og ₱50 milyones, ₱24.36-M sa Misamis Occidental, ₱13.92-M sa Lanao del Norte, ₱10.54-M sa Iligan City, ug tag-₱10-M sa Cagayan de Oro City ug Camiguin.

Aduna usab gipahigayon nga ceremonial turnover ngadto sa mga beneficiaries sa nagkadaiyang syudad ug probinsya sa Northern Mindanao, nga gisaksihan sa mga mayor, mga kongresista, ug ingon man sa mga department secretaries and officials. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

NorMin 2023: New chapters, calls for justice

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (Dec. 27, 2023) – Northern Mindanao will always have a story to tell every year. In 2023, the region did not disappoint, bringing in a considerable amount of national attention

In particular, Misamis Occidental province had more of that this year.

The aftermath of the December 2022 shear line floods compelled President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to visit the province and Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental as well, in early January.

Marcos’ meetings with regional and local officials with Cabinet members have created long-term policies, especially in adding disaster-resilient infrastructure projects and social welfare programs.

Since then, the provincial government has rolled out cash assistance in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development for flood-affected residents.

Crime, deaths

Misamis Occidental also brought stories that call for justice – one being the death of community broadcaster Juan Jumalon, who was killed while livestreaming inside his house in Calamba town on Nov. 5.

His death prompted a series of condemnations from media groups, public officials, and even Marcos himself.

Suspects were identified, and murder charges were filed.

The incident led Gov. Henry Oaminal to direct the provincial police and the Police Regional Office (PRO-10) to arrest the culprits and revisit the investigation of other assassination attempts.

These included the Oct. 15 blast in Clarin which hit his convoy; the Oct. 23 shooting of Calamba Municipal engineer Jopson Baones; and Oct. 28 grenade-throwing incident at the house of Calamba Mayor Luisito Villanueva.

Almost a month after Jumalon’s murder, the province will again mourn the death of Riza Ramos Daniel, 49, who was killed in a blast inside the Mindanao State University-Main Campus gymnasium in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur on Dec. 3.

Daniel was the mother of El Dritz, who was also injured in the blast, both of Tangub City. El Dritz was a third-year Computer Studies student at MSU-Main. Daniel decided to work in Marawi City to be closer to her son.

MSU-Marawi incident

The incident in MSU-Main brought the provincial government of Lanao del Sur and the Marawi City government together to coordinate with the police and military.

Within the week, the Islamic State militants claimed the attack, followed by the arrest of suspects Kadapi Mimbesa and Arsani Membisa, who are said to have links with local terrorist group, Dawlah Islamiyah. Both had prior arrest warrants for murder and kidnapping charges.

Other than Daniel, the three other fatalities were students Janine Arenas and Junrey Barbante, and faculty member Evangeline Aromin. The blast also injured some 50 people.

Change of command, anti-insurgency

Meanwhile, this year saw major changes in the region’s military and police leadership.

Maj. Gen. Jose Ma. Cuerpo II replaced Maj. Gen. Wilbur Mamawag as the commander of the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) in March. Brig. Gen. Ricardo Layug also replaced Brig. Gen. Lawrence Coop as PRO-10 director in October.

As soon the two assumed office, they had their hands full in continuing the mandates of the national government in securing the peace and order situation in the region.

The 4ID under Cuerpo continued its operations against New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, and even on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, troops under the 403rd Infantry Brigade killed 10 rebels in Bukidnon.

Cuerpo said the Army has maintained its position of allowing NPA rebels to surrender or face a military operation, wherever they may be in Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions.

PRO-10 also accepted rebel surrenderers who brought in firearms and ammunition. Those who surrendered were assisted in the programs of the Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.

On anti-drugs, Layug said the police has continued its anti-illegal drug campaign with a series of buy-busts in partnership with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

With the introduction of “Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan” of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, PRO-10 followed suit in promoting a holistic approach to addressing illegal drug issues.

Village polls

Layug and Cuerpo would again have their hands full in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE) that were finally held on Oct. 30 after several years of delay.

Police and military troops were deployed to keep the peace.

While reports of vote buying by the local chapter of the National Citizens; Movement for Free Elections, and tensions among supporters in Nunungan, Lanao del Norte, both PRO-10 and 4ID reported a “generally peaceful” BSKE.

On election gun ban operations, PRO-10 reported that from August 28 to October 30, a total of 77 operations were launched that resulted in the arrest of 90 persons, confiscation of 55 firearms, 41 deadly weapons, 367 rounds of ammunition, and an explosive.

But in Lanao del Sur province, which is part of the Bangsamoro Region, the BSKE was marred with heated confrontations among political supporters, voting delays in precincts, and occasional violence that led to a death in the town of Butig.

Rice, economy

The limited rice supply and increase in its prices prompted the national government to issue Executive Order 39, which put a ceiling on prices and provided assistance to affected farmers and small-scale retailers.

Bukidnon province, the region’s food basket, was also affected by drought that some had attributed to the effects of the El Niño phenomenon being experienced in the country.

However, according to the Department of Agriculture, the lean months between August and September would be offset by the fresh harvests that came in October.

And so it did, as the Philippine Statistics Authority Region 10 released its monthly inflation reports and regional economic status in the following month, showing a rosy picture of the regional economy. The National Economic and Development Authority-Region 10 forecasts a stable overall economy for 2023.

Based on the 2022 gross regional domestic product, NEDA-10 Director Mylah Faye Aurora Cariño said Northern Mindanao achieved a GRDP of 7.2 percent or PHP935 billion, compared to the 6.3 percent growth in the previous year, which was impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. (By Nef Luczon/PNA)

DSWD-10 grants P8.1-M livelihood projects to 23 SLPAs in Malaybalay

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 10, together with partner organizations and local government officials, conducted a turnover ceremony for Social Livelihood Program (SLP) grants on October 26, 2023

The turnover, held at the City Agriculture Office Conference Room, has distributed of a total of PhP8,100,000.00 to 23 Social Livelihood Program Associations (SLPAs).

The initiative aims to empower poor, vulnerable, and marginalized households and communities, facilitating socio-economic improvement through access to necessary assets for establishing and sustaining thriving livelihoods.

Representing the DSWD at the event were Ronald Ryan Cui, Assistant Regional Director Officer (ARDO), and Glen Inovero, the SLP Provincial Coordinator. Additionally, Mayor Jay Warren R. Pabillaran and Councilor Cromwell Kiril Dinlayan, along with partner organizations, Engr. Richard B. Leono of City Agriculture and Rey Valdez of City Social Welfare and Development Office attended the turnover ceremony.

The 69 representatives from the 23 SLPAs were not only recipients of the grants but also participants in a comprehensive capability-building program.

The program included training sessions on financial literacy and microenterprise development to equip them to undertake group projects using the capital extended by the DSWD.

The recipients of the SLP programs and their respective grant amounts are as follows: Shine Miglamin SLPA (PhP255K), Uswag Dalwangan SLPA (PhP450K), Biotifull SLPA (Sinanglanan) – PhP360K, Budakan SLPA (Caburacanan) – PhP450K, Golden Chick SLPA (Sinanglanan) – PhP360K, Impaquebel SLPA (Linabo) – PhP435K, Kahulogan SLPA (Magsaysay) – PhP405K, Mt. Pinulutan SLPA (Mapulo) – PhP405K, Paiwaig SLPA (Linabo) – PhP165K, Romuk-at Tayo SLPA (Simaya) – PhP435K, Livelihood Dreamers SLPA (Apo Macote) – PHp375K, Bangcud Small Business Association – PhP435K, Maligaya Dumayas Bagong Silang – PhP390K, Sagan Ka Bukid Saint Peter SLPA – PhP345K, Santo Niño Mabuligon SLPA – PhP360K, Zamboanguita Rising Farmers SLPA – PhP375K, Kulaman EO 70 SLPA – PhP300K, Mapulo EO 70 SLPA – PhP300K, Nalumusan Agri-Supply EO70 SLPA – PhP300K, Pigbuligaan San Jose EO70 SLPA – PhP300K, Can-ayan Pamana SLPA – PhP300K, Kibalabag Pamana SLPA – PhP300K, and Manalog Pamana SLPA – PhP300K.

The grants will be subject to ongoing monitoring by the DSWD in collaboration with Project Development Officers and Monitoring Staff, ensuring the effective utilization of funds for their intended purposes. (CSWDO-NADA/melbmadera)

Bukidnon mu-host sa Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair

Ang Bukidnon gikatakdang mu-host sa Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF) sa petsa 11-12 ning bulan sa Nobyembre

Kini base sa kasayuran gikan sa PIA website nga napatik niadtong Oktubre 31, 2023.

Ang opisina ni Bukidnon 2nd District Congressman Atty. Jonathan Keith T. Flores nagpahigayon og coordinating meeting niadtong Oktubre 11 isip pagpangandam sa pag-host sa aktibidad.

Gitaho nga tumong sa BPSF nga maserbisyohan sa gobyerno ang katawhan sa 83 ka mga probinsya sa tibuok nasud.

Kini nga mga serbisyo naglakip sa Kadiwa ng Pangulo, Passport on wheels, ug Driver’s license registration o assistance.

Magtanyag usab og mga serbisyo ang nagkalain-laing ahensya sa gobyerno, sama sa Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philhealth, PagIBIG, Social Security System, ug uban pa.

Matod pa, ang mga serbisyo nga ihatag sa gobyerno walay bayad.

Gi-awhag ni Atty. Flores ang katawhan sa probinsya nga pahimuslan ang duha ka adlaw nga programa. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

Php50K gidawat sa centenarian sa Valencia

Isa ka babae nga centenarian ang gitunolan sa LGU Valencia og Php50,000.00 niadtong Oktubre 2, 2023

Ang centenarian giila nga si Lola Patricia Pedroza Sanjurjo kinsa residente sa Purok-9, Barangay Batangan, Valencia City.

Sumala sa pahibalo sa LGU Valencia, si Lola Patricia bag-o lamang nagselebrar sa iyang ika-100 nga panuigon niadtong bulan sa Agosto.

Nasayran nga isa sa programa sa LGU Valencia ang paghatag sa nasangpit nga benepisyo alang sa mga centenarian.

Ginapaabot pa usab ang dugang nga benepisyo nga Php100,000.00 nga mahatag gikan sa national government pinaagi sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Ang Republic Act 10868 o Centenarians Act of 2016 naghatag og pasidungog sa tanang Pilipino nga moabot og 100 ang edad, nagpuyo man sa Pilipinas o sa gawas sa nasud isip pag-ila sa ilang taas nga kinabuhi. (MG Mayumi Madera)

303 micro rice retailers in Bukidnon received cash subsidy

A total of 303 micro rice retailers from the cities and municipalities of Bukidnon have received Php15,000.00 cash subsidy from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-10

In collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Economic Relief Subsidy (ERS) cash aid was successfully distributed to the eligible beneficiaries.

In accordance with Executive Order No. 39 issued by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., this economic assistance aims to support retailers who abide by the government’s mandated rice price cap.

During the Consumer Welfare Month press briefing last October 2, DTI Bukidnon Provincial Director Famelah Raquel Villanueva stated that the DSWD has already released financial assistance in Bukidnon amounting to P4,546,00.

On October 4, 2023, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. announced that he lifted the price cap on rice, almost a month after its implementation.

In a report from CNN Philippines on the same day, according to a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official, micro rice retailers who have not yet received the government’s 15,000 cash aid will continue to receive the subsidy even though the price cap on rice has been lifted.

On September 5, Marcos, who currently heads the nation’s agriculture department, issued Executive Order (EO) 39, which established price caps on regular and well-milled rice throughout the whole country.

In response to rising commodity prices, the president has set a price ceiling for regularly milled rice at P41 per kilogram, while the price ceiling for well-milled rice at P45 per kilogram.

On October 4, the Manila Bulletin reported that despite the lifting of Executive Order No. 39, the DTI promised that the one-time cash aid distribution would continue until each beneficiary of the Sustainable Livelihood Program-Economic Relief Subsidy (SLP-ERS) listed by the DTI received P15,000.

With this year’s theme “Gen S: Generation on Sustainable,” Junar Merla, Chief of the DTI Bukidnon Consumer Protection Division, highlighted the significance of celebrating Consumer Welfare Month in accordance with Presidential Proclamation (PD) 1089 series of 1997, which aims to increase consumer awareness by disseminating pertinent information to both the public and private sectors. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

Php50K gidawat sa centenarian sa Valencia

Isa ka babae nga centenarian ang gitunolan sa LGU Valencia og Php50,000.00 niadtong Setyembre 25, 2023

Ang centenarian giila nga si Lola Patricia Pedroza Sanjurjo kinsa residente sa Purok-9, Barangay Batangan, Valencia City.

Sumala sa pahibalo sa LGU Valencia, si Lola Patricia bag-o lamang nagselebrar sa iyang ika-100 nga panuigon niadtong bulan sa Agosto.

Nasayran nga isa sa programa sa LGU Valencia ang paghatag sa nasangpit nga benepisyo alang sa mga centenarian.

Ginapaabot pa usab ang dugang nga benepisyo nga Php100,000.00 nga mahatag gikan sa national government pinaagi sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Ang Republic Act 10868 o Centenarians Act of 2016 naghatag og pasidungog sa tanang Pilipino nga moabot og 100 anyos, nagpuyo man sa Pilipinas o sa gawas sa nasud isip pag-ila sa ilang taas nga kinabuhi. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

Social pension sa mga senior citizens gi-apud-apud sa Malaybalay

Gipang-apud-apud sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ang Social Pension para sa mga kabus nga Senior Citizens nga nag edad ug 65 anyos pataas

Sumala sa pahibalo sa City Government of Malaybalay, mikabat sa 3,252 nga mga kabus, masakiton, ug mga walay supporta gikan sa ilang Pamilya nga mga Senior Citizens ang nakadawat sa pension.

Gidawat nila ang ilang ikaduhang semestral nga Social Pension nga nagkantidad og Php3,000.00.

Ang pag-pang-apod-apod unang gihimo sa Poblacion Cluster niadtong Agosto 15, sunod sa Upper Pulangi Cluster niadtong Agosto 16, ug ang ulahi sa Basakan Cluster niadtong Agosto 17. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

Duolan sa 300 ka small rice traders sa Bukidnon nakadawat og cash subsidy

Mikabat sa 285 ka small rice traders gikan sa Malaybalay ug Kibawe ang nakadawat og cash subsidy niadtong Sept 26, 2023

Base sa pahibalo sa DTI Bukidnon, ang matag benepisyaryo nakadawat og Php15,000.00 nga hinabang ilalom sa Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Ang gitunolan nga mga small rice traders mao ang naapektuhan sa pagpatuman sa Executive Order 39 o Imposition of Mandated Price Ceilings on Rice.

Ang Chief Executive mipagawas sa Executive Order niadtong Sep. 5, 2023, nga nagmando sa price ceiling nga Php41 sa regular milled rice ug Php45 sa well-milled rice. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

314 Malaybalay Residents Benefit from the DSWD AICS and Food Packs

CAMP OSITO D BAHIAN, Malaybalay City – A total of 314 residents with verified requirements availed of the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) program of Hon. Keith Jonathan T. Flores, Congressman of 2nd District of Bukidnon, and DSWD

This concerted effort for the cash payout, food pack distribution, and the recent medical and dental mission is a product of the community immersion conducted by the Bukas Kalinaw purposely to determine the health and the economic status of the residents of Brgy Manalog.

Tatay Rodencio one of the beneficiaries of the AICS and food packs distribution is very happy to receive an amount of PhP 2,000.00 and goods for the needs of his family. He said in an interview “Dako akuang kalipay kay nakaabot ang serbisyo ug hinabang sa gobyerno dinhi sa amuang halayong dapit. Dako kaayu ning tabang ang kantidad na akuang nadawat para makapailt mig para sa gamit sa eskwelahan ug bugas.”

(“I am very happy that finally, we availed the services and assistance of the government even in this remotest area. This is a great help for we can use this to buy the school supplies and rice for the family.”)

Hon. Norbie Lagunday, Brgy Captain of Brgy Manalog expressed his thanks to Cong. Flores, the DSWD, and the 403Bde for facilitating the Cash Payout and the distribution of food packs to the residents, he is hopeful that this will not be the last, but the start of many blessings to come for the benefit of the residents of Brgy Manalog.

Likewise, Ms. Vanilou Obsioma, a Social Worker from DSWD X reminded the residents to use the cash assistance for the welfare of their family instead of liquor and gambling.

Further, Hon. Keith Jonathan T. Flores, Representative of the 2nd District of Bukidnon is looking forward to more cooperation from the Brgy Council to give the residents of Brgy Manalog an improvement of the quality of their lives through the help of the government.

Congressman Flores also stressed that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is a government agency mandated to develop, implement, and coordinate social protection and poverty-reduction solutions for the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged.

Thus, with the proper coordination and linkage with other government agencies, more services can be availed by the residents of Barangay Manalog.

Meanwhile, Brigadier General Michele B Anayron Jr, the Commander of 403 Brigade expressed his gratefulness for the support of Cong. Flores and the services extended by the DSWD. He said in his message, “The provision of financial assistance to you is a manifestation that the government is sincere in its call to reach the remotest barangay and sitios to extend its social services to the community.” (403rd Brigade)