Friday, March 31, 2023

PRO-10 notes drop in VAW cases in NorMin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Police Regional Office in Northern Mindanao (PRO)-10 noted a drop in violence against women (VAW) incidents in the region in 2022

PRO-10 spokesperson Police Major Joann Navarro shared this during the “Kababaihan Para sa Kalambuan” talk show spearheaded by the Department of Tourism-10. She said the number of VAW cases in the region dropped from 1,633 in 2021 to 1,548 cases in
Navarro attributed the decrease to the efforts of not just the PRO-10 but also the different agencies of the government, local government units, and non-government organizations with programs on VAW prevention. The PRO-10 spokesperson further cited the impact of public cooperation in reporting VAW incidents to the Women and Child Protection Desks (WCPDs) of PRO-10 to the decrease in VAW cases.
On their part, Navarro said they have implemented proactive measures to end VAW such as conducting an information drive on Republic Act 9262 at the community level, including Puroks, Sitios, and schools.
Police officers manning the WCPDs are also capacitated in handling VAW cases. (APB/PIA-10)

Php 180M worth of various infra projects turnovers to SBDP brgy benefeciaries in Lantapan

DILG Regional Director Wilhelm M. Suyko, Ceso IV, and Provincial Director Rhona Pedraza-Abadilla together with the Provincial Local Government Unit represented by Provincial Engr. Albert D. Yulo led the joint turnover of the 14 infrastructure projects to the Nine (9) Beneficiary Barangays in the Municipality of Lantapan, last March 9, 2023

The said activity sets a remarkable milestone for the Province of Bukidnon for inaugurating a total of PhP180-Million worth of projects in Lantapan, with the highest completion rate at 100% among the beneficiary LGUs in the province.
The completed projects comprising Eight Local Access Roads, Four (4) Water Supply System, One (1) Health Station, and One (1) School Building demonstrates the seamless efforts of both LGUs and National Government Agencies, and most importantly it manifests effectively
monitoring and supervision as well as a higher degree of accountability among the stakeholders.
The successful event was made possible by the active involvement of the Local Government Unit of Lantapan through the able leadership of Municipal Mayor Ernie R. Devibar and the Municipal Engineering’s Office in collaboration with DILG Lantapan.
In his message, Mayor Devibar wholeheartedly expressed his appreciation to the national government for giving a significant amount for the implementation of their project. He further signifies the LGUs support in the repair and maintenance of the project. “Dako amoang pasalamat sa nadawat nga mga proyekto nga ge dapat sa siyam (9) ka mga
barangay. Nanghinaot ako nga ang mga barangay og residente mag hatag og pagtagad alang sa pag amping sa mga proyekto, og kami usab sa munisipyo mo alalay alang sa pag repair og pag maintain sa
mga proyekto”, said Mayor Devibar.
Barangays of Alanib, Bantuanon, Basac, Cawayan, Kibanggay, Kulasihan, Capitan Juan, Songco, and Victory received PhP20Million each worth of funding for the implementation of their
priority projects to address primarily the development gaps and bring sustainable peace to formerly communist-infiltrated barangays.
“Amoang dakong kalipay nga nasinatian na namo ang kabag-ohan tungod sa mga proyektong nahatag diri sa amoang lugar. Aduna nay kalinaw og naka tagamtam na og saktong tubig ang mga lumulupyo sa taas nga bahin sa amoang barangay”, said Punong Barangay Reynald C. Pisgay of Barangay Capitan Juan.
The activity was also graced by the presence and congratulatory messages from partner line agencies represented by LTC Roger Anthony E Nuylan Jr INF (GSC) PA, Deputy Provincial
Director Col. Arce Yam-oc of PNP Bukidnon, Provincial Engineering Office, and Members of the beneficiary Barangay Council.
The SBDP is a result of the Retooled Community Support Program of DILG, a convergence mechanism of the government, particularly on the identification of the needed interventions at the barangay level, anchored in addressing efficient delivery of basic services to once communist-affected barangays. (DILG Buk/CJ. Nesnia)

3 ka mga LGU magtigi alang sa Kaamulan 2023 crown

Alang sa kasaulogan sa Kaaumulan ning tuig, tulo lang ka mga local government unit sa Probinsya sa Bukidnon ang mag ilog alang sa korona sa street dancing

Ang tulo mao ang munisipyo sa Kalilangan ug mga dakbayan sa Malaybalay ug Valencia.

Ang uban nga mga contender nibalibad sa pag-apil tungod sa kakulang sa budget.

Si Butch Melendez, Provincial Tourism Officer niingon nga ang kinatibuk-ang pondo nga gigahin alang sa kasaulugan sa Kaamulan ning tuig, nikabat sa P17, 479,000.00.

Dugang niya, ang tulo ka partisipante adunay P2,000,000.00 nga subsidy matag isa.

Ang premyo sa unang pwesto nikantidad og P150,000.00, sa ikaduhang pwesto adunay P100,000.00, ug P75,000.00 alang sa ikatulong pwesto.

Ang street dancing competition gikatakdang ipahigayon karong Abril 22 nga magsugod sa alas 6:00 sa buntag.

Gawas pa niana, daghan sab ang mga nakalinyang kalihokan sama sa binibing bukidnon, motocross, dance sports, boxing, foodfest, musical fireworks ug uban pa.

Kini nga kasayuran nasayran kaniadtong Marso 06, atol sa media briefing nga gipangunahan ni Gov. Rogelio Roque nga gipahigayon sa The Garden ning dakbayan sa Malaybalay. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

PLGU Bukidnon, LGU Tubod to avail subprojects under PRDP scale-up

MALAYBALAY CITY – Another batch of interested LGUs from Bukidnon expressed interest in availing the PRDP Scale-up subprojects during the orientation on the updated guidelines conducted by the Department of Agriculture – Regional Project Coordination Office 10 (DA-RPCO 10) on March 1, 2023

Participating LGUs include the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) of Bukidnon including the Municipal Local Government Units (MLGUs) of Baungon, Cabanglasan, Damulog, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Impasug-ong, Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Kibawe, Kitaotao, Lantapan, Libona, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Maramag, Pangantucan, Quezon, San Fernando, Sumilao, Talakag, and the City Local Government Unit (CLGUs) of Malaybalay and Valencia.

MLGU Tubod of Lanao del Norte also joined the activity.

On behalf of Bukidnon Governor, Rogelio Neil P. Roque, PLGU Bukidnon PPMIU Head, Jezrel Mangubat expressed his appreciation to the Department of Agriculture – 10 (DA-10) for responding to their call for a PRDP orientation.

“We are grateful that PRDP has responded to our request. I hope that all of us can comply We can all agree that availing the project can really alleviate the lives of our farmers,” Mangubat said.

DA-10 OIC-Regional Executive Director and DA-PRDP 10 Project Director Carlene C. Collado encouraged the interested proponents that the region is open to accepting project proposals.

He also guaranteed that the RPCO is ready to assist them in the preparation.

Project proposals can be subject to the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) review once the LGU can comply with the documentary requirements.

The PRDP Scale-up aims to introduce an integrated framework in order to address the gaps in the value chains focusing on improving the efficiency of the food supply chain. (PR)

IPLAN holds workshop on PCIP updating in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON – In order to identify the prioritization of interventions of commodities in Bukidnon, the IPLAN component together with the Provincial Project Management and Implementing Unit (PPMIU) of Bukidnon conducts a workshop on the updating of the Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP) on March 2, 2023

The interventions are based on the identified gaps, constraints, and challenges of each commodity with value chain analysis from the municipalities while considering climate risks and mitigation measures.

Commodities to be updated are abaca, banana (cardava and lakatan), cacao, cassava, coffee, dairy cattle, oil palm, organic rice, rubber, and swine carcass.

Further, coming in is the coconut that will sum up the 12 commodities for the province.

The updated Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP) was presented to the Provincial Development Council (PDC) last March 7, 2023.

Moreover, DA 10 OIC-Regional Executive Director and RPCO-10 Project Director Carlene C. Collado calls for the LGUs to fast-track the PCIP enhancement.

“In order to be included in the prioritization run, the updating of your PCIP is vital. This is one of the requirements for the approval of your project proposals,” said Director Collado.

The workshop is participated by the Municipal Agriculturists (MA) and Municipal Planning & Development Coordinators (MPDC) from Baungon, Cabanglasan, Damulog, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Impasug-ong, Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Kibawe, Kitaotao, Lantapan, Libona, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Maramag, Pangantucan, Quezon, San Fernando, Sumilao, Talakag, and the City Local Government Units (CLGUs) of Malaybalay and Valencia. (DA RFO-10)

Valencia lakip sa Outstanding Leaders of Mindanao

Gipasidunggan ang syudad sa Valencia isip isa sa mga Outstanding Leaders of Mindanao (LGU City Category) atol sa 4th Mindanao Governance and Leadership Excellence Award Ceremonies

Sa pahibalo sa lokal nga panggamhanan, ang maong seremonya gi-organisa sa Mindanao Daily News ug Veterans Bank niadtong Pebrero 18, 2023 sa Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.

Si Mayor Azucena “Sunny” P. Huervas, kinsa nidawat sa maong pasidunggog, isa sa tulo lamang ka City Mayor sa tibuok Mindanao nga gipasidunggan tungod sa iyang maayo nga liderato isip Local Chief Executive sa dakbayan sa Valencia City. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

DA-SAAD debuts phase 2 in NorMin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – After getting the go signal in 2022, the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) officially commenced its phase 2 implementation in Northern Mindanao this year through DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado

In a planning workshop with SAAD Phase 2-implementing local government units (LGUs) on February 10 in Cagayan de Oro City, SAAD Northern Mindanao Regional Program Management Support Office (SAAD NorMin RPMSO) outlined Social Preparation activities to be conducted as preliminary steps for the implementation of community-based agri-enterprise projects in priority localities in the region.

SAAD is a special program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) designed to curb poverty in economically depressed areas in the country by providing agri-livelihood projects to marginal farmers.

For phase 2, SAAD will be implemented for a six-year period from 2023 to 2028 in 26 municipalities belonging to the 5th and 6th class, having the highest poverty incidence in four provinces of the region.

Specifically, the municipalities of Sagay, Catarman, Mahinog, and Guinsiliban in Camiguin; Libertad, Gitagum, Sugbongcogon, Balingoan, Lagonglong, Kinoguitan, and Binuangan in Misamis Oriental; Don Victoriano Chiongbian, Baliangao, Panaon, Sapang Dalaga, Sinacaban and Concepcion in Misamis Occidental; Tangcal, Sapad, Salvador, Tagoloan, Magsaysay, Matungao, Pantar, Poona Piagapo and Linamon in Lanao del Norte.

Late in 2022, the SAAD NorMin profiled 1 Farmers’ Cooperative, Association (FCA) in the said municipalities, to ascertain the farmer-members’ eligibility as SAAD recipients.

According to Lana May S. Racines, SAAD NorMin focal person, the program is set to conduct Beneficiary Needs Assessment (BNA) in the first quarter of 2023 to determine the suitability of the proposed agri-enterprise to the FCAs’ locality, the capacity of the FCAs and its members to man the SAAD project, as well as market feasibility of the proposed enterprise.

Under the SAAD guidelines, eligible FCAs may propose agri-enterprise projects focused on rice, corn, livestock, or high-value crop production.

SAAD will grant production-to-marketing assistance to the FCAs. Qualified FCA and their proposed enterprise will be officially endorsed by the Local Chief Executive to SAAD NorMin signifying the DA-LGU partnership in SAAD implementation.

In his message, DA-10 OIC-Regional Executive Director, Carlene C. Collado, challenged the LGUs to implement the SAAD Program with a strong intent to develop the local agriculture sector.

He also called on the LGUs to look after the previously granted SAAD and DA projects for the benefit of the farmers. (DA RFO-10)

Teenage pregnancy declines in PH, Normin tops in cases

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Teenage pregnancy cases in the country had gone down from 8.6 percent in 2017 to 5.4 percent in 2022, yet despite the decrease in cases, Northern Mindanao records the highest percentage of adolescents who have been pregnant at 10.9 percent

“Forty-four per 1,000 female adolescents aged 15–19 have given birth in 2020, which means approximately 30 adolescents give birth in the region daily,” Commission on Population (POPCOM)-10 Assistant Regional Director Richmond Charles Gajudo said.

According to data from 2020, the three provinces with the highest rates of teen pregnancy are Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, and Cagayan de Oro City. Each of these three provinces is responsible for 43% of all births to teenagers. The youngest age at which a teen was known to be pregnant was 11 years old in Cagayan de Oro City. In Valencia City, the young mother was 12 years old.

Being pregnant at such a young age is bad for young people, both in terms of their health and their finances. It was also said that having a child at such a young age is bad for a teenager’s health because their bodies aren’t ready to carry a child and can sometimes lead to the death of newborns and infants.

Since the childbearing years of a female are between the ages of 15 and 49, there is a tendency to have repeat pregnancies, which may lead to having more children and the possibility of having multiple partners, which is a health risk.

According to the commission, based on studies involving the very young adolescence of 10–14 years old, female teens who get pregnant have older male partners. Due to this, Republic Acts 11596 and 11648 were created to protect the said age group from child marriage and increase the age of sexual consent from 12 to 16 years old.

With the number of teenage pregnancies going up, POPCOM-10 and the local government units (LGUs) have stepped up their efforts to stop them. The commission helps the LGUs plan and get ready for programs that will be used, like setting up a teen center to deal with the problems mentioned above.

“We have a new program being implemented for teen moms and their children called a “social program for adolescent moms and their children.” It is like 4Ps, where they will receive a monthly stipend to support them finish their studies and livelihood programs for them to be able to support the needs of their child,” says POPCOM-10 Technical Section Head Jeremias Cabasan.

POPCOM urges everyone to work together to better address the teenage pregnancy case in the region. Teenage pregnancies are caused by many things, including the teens themselves, their families, the community, and even how policies are put into place. This means that the solution can’t just be found in POPCOM, the Department of Health, or the Department of Education. Instead, there needs to be a collaboration between different agencies and sectors. (JAKA/PIA-10)

N. Mindanao DRRMC OKs P3.3-B rehab plan for calamity-hit LGUs

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Government agencies comprising the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Northern Mindanao (RDRRMC-10) on Thursday approved the PHP3.3-billion Regional Rehabilitation Plan (RRP) in support of its local government units (LGUs) affected by flooding and landslide in December last year

In an interview, RDRRMC-10 chair Antonio Sugarol said the passage of the budget was part of the mandate of President Ferdinand R. Marcos to identify the priority projects that every LGU need.

“This will be forwarded to the NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council), so they can review with the proceedings and particulars as to projects that will be appropriated,” Sugarol, also the concurrent Office of the Civil Defense–10 directors, said.

The December 2022 shear line weather disturbance mostly affected LGUs in the Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental provinces.

The amount of the fund was introduced to the RDRRMC-10 in its special meeting on a post-disaster needs assessment by Mylah Faye Aurora Cariño, director of the National Economic Development Authority-10.

The total fund amount will cover infrastructure and social services-related programs and projects, including agriculture development.

For 2023, about PHP900 million will be initially rolled out to benefit the affected LGUs, while PHP1.3 billion will be sued by 2024.

The rest of the funding will be utilized from 2025 onwards.

“Since the LGUs were given devolved function (from the national government), they can shoulder 74 programs and projects (for the RRP),” Cariño said. (Nef Luczon/PNA)

Farmers in 3 barangays in Valencia benefits from FMR Projects

DILG Bukidnon in coordination with the Local Government of Valencia City successfully turned over a total of PhP60-Million worth of farm-to-market road projects to the Barangay of Lilingayon, Lurugan, and San Carlos under the Local Government Support Fund – Support to Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP), on Feb. 21, 2023

A blessing and a ceremonial road opening was initiated in the project site locations of the three barangays, and a joint program was conducted thereafter at the Covered Court of Barangay San Carlos – participated by the barangay beneficiaries, LGU-Valencia City, DILG, PNP, PA, and project contractors.

One of the program’s highlights is the signing of the Certificate of Turnover and Acceptance led by City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas as the implementing unit and duly accepted by the three beneficiary punong barangays.

“Kini nga proyekto nahatag kaninyo pinaagi sa hiniusang pagpaningkamot sa nagkada-iyang ahensya sa gobyerno. Busa atong ampingan kini para sa pagkab-ot sa tiunay nga kalamboan sa atong mga mag-uuma”, said Mayor Huervas during the ceremony.

Moreover, DILG Provincial Director Rhona Pedraza-Abadilla led the giving of the key of responsibility along with CLGOO Jan Eric L. Manasan and representatives from the PNP and Philippine Army to the local officials of the City.

PD Abadilla, in her statement, congratulates the three barangays and emphasized the critical role of each beneficiary in ensuring the long-term use of the road projects.

“Sauna inyo lang kining gidamgo, apan gituman na sa atuang gobyerno, og karong adlawa gitunol na kaninyo ang mga proyekto. Mao kini ang simbolo nga kamo gihatagn og pagtagad sa atong gobyerno. Busa atoang tagaan og saktong pagpakabana og pag-amping aron nga mo lungtad pa kining proyekto sa dugay pa nga katuigan”, said PD Abadilla.

Meanwhile, all three Punong barangay beneficiaries collectively expressed their appreciation to the DILG, LGU-Valencia City, and partner line agencies for the realization of their farm-to-market roads and hoped for added projects for the continued economic development of the barangays.

The activity wrapped up with the viewing of AVP featuring the completed road projects and success stories of the beneficiaries.

Each SBDP beneficiary barangays received PHP20 Million worth of funding for the implementation of their priority projects. (DILG Bukidnon)