Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SORSOGON CITY WATER DISTRICT IPAPAUTOB NA AN EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT OF 2010

AVISO

IPINAPAARAM SA MGA REHISTRADONG SENIOR CITIZENS NA SAKOP KAN SORSOGON CITY WATER DISTRICT SERVICE AREA NA MAGKAKAIGWA NA KAMO NIN SINGKO PORSYENTONG (5%) DISKWENTO SA SAINDONG WATER BILL CONSUMPTION NA DAI MALAGPAS SA 30 CUBIKO.

INI BILANG PAGSUNOD SA IPINASANG LEY, AN REPUBLIC ACT 9994 (EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT OF 2010).

PARA MAKA-AVAIL KAINI, MAGPASIRING SA OPISINA KAN SORSOGON CITY WATER DISTRICT ASIN MAGDARA KAN MGA MINASUNOD NA REKISITOS:

A) LATEST ID PICTURE (1X1)
B) PROOF OF RESIDENCE/BARANGAY CLEARANCE
C) VALID SENIOR CITIZEN CARD
D) OTHER VALID IDs

SA KARAGDAGAN NA IMPORMASYON TUMAWAG SANA SA TELEPONO NA MAY NUMERONG (056) 211-2024.

AN NAGPAPAISI,

AN MANIHAMIENTO KAN SORSOGON CITY WATER DISTRICT
ASIN SI ENGR. RONALDO G. BARNOƑO, SCWD GENERAL MANAGER

2010 National Literacy Awards validates Sorsogon City Literacy Program

News Release

SORSOGON PROVINCE (July 27) – The 2010 National Literacy Awards evaluation committee visited Sorsogon City on July 15-16 to assess and validate Sorsogon City’s Literacy Program for this year’s search as it has ranked among the five hot finalists for this year’s Outstanding LGU – component city category.

The four other city contenders are Tagum in Davao Del Norte, Malaybalay in Bukidnon, Balanga in Bataan and Cadiz in Negros Occidental.

The evaluators, composed of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Program Development Director Emilyn Libunao who is also the 2010 national chair of the board of judges, and Dr. Norma Salcedo, secretariat head of the Literacy Coordinating Council, said that they are giving on three criteria for judging which focuses on project planning and development (15 %), project management and implementation (40%) and impact of the project (45%).

Locally dubbed as “Linang Dunong” Program, the city’s literacy program highlights the Computer Van Aralan, Bacon Community Learning Center, Kiddie Toy Center and Library, Bibincahan Nursery, Maharlika Development Cooperative, “Sa Aton Ini” project, Senior Citizen Affairs Office, Sorsogon City Teen Center and the Pangpang Community Learning Center wherein each component were validated on-site by the jurors.

The judges were particularly impressed by the city’s waste water treatment facility that ensures cleanliness of the used water from the city’s public market before it is finally disposed.

“Our desire to be considered as one of the cleanest city in the country follows a big responsibility to the community and environment. Consequently, this facility will be one of the city’s contributions to the conservation of Sorsogon Bay that is presently being plagued by red tide toxic contamination affecting shellfish,” Sorsogon City Mayor Leovic Dioneda said.

With the city’s inclusion again this year in the National Literacy Awards, Dioneda believes that win or lose, the program has already built a greater impact on the development of the literacy status in Sorsogon City making the local populace more productive in their daily living.

Dioneda added that his administration’s literacy program also targets at least one member in each family to have finished a college degree.

He has also vowed to sustain and even improve further the program during his entire term as the chief executive of Sorsogon City. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

DTI TURNS-OVER “OTOP KO, ORGULLO KO” SIGNAGES TO MSMEs

News Release

SORSOGON PROVINCE (July 27) – Eight Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) here who have established One Town, One Product (OTOP) Pasalubong Shops/Stores receives the OTOP Signage from the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) on Thursday, July 22, during the culminating activity of the MSME Development Week celebration.

“As an emblem of OTOP development, we have provided the signage that says “OTOP KO, ORGULLO KO” to our MSMEs who are the true implementers of the OTOP program,” says DTI Provincial Director Leah A. Pagao.

Also tagged as ‘Mga Bida ng OTOP’, the eight MSMEs who received the signages were OTOP Pasalubong Shop c/o Ermino’s Handicraft, Tia Berning’s Pili Candies and Edgieline’s Pasalubong Store, all situated in Rizal St. , Sorsogon City; Tony Co Handicraft in Manook St., Gubat, Sorsogon; Barcelona Multi-purpose Cooperative, Inc. (BMPCI) in Poblacion Norte, Barcelona, Sorsogon; Jasternes Handicraft in Brgy. Abas, Pilar, Sorsogon; Eva G. Odono’s Pilinut Products in Brgy. San Rafael, Bulusan, Sorsogon and Vicky’s Pili and Food Products in Brgy. San Julian, Irosin, Sorsogon.

“Since the signage’s primary objective is to promote and drumbeat our province’s OTOP products, this should be displayed/hanged in a conspicuous place of the company’s establishment/store or in their respective showrooms or in their production area,” Pagao said.

She also said that with the four years of OTOP implementation in the province and with the Local Government Units (LGUs) taking the lead in developing various OTOP industries across the province, the program has already stirred and stimulated Sorsogon’s OTOP MSMEs.

“The convergence efforts of LGAs, NGAs and other non-government organizations and the MSMEs themselves have substantially improved our MSMEs competitiveness. This inspires the DTI to continuously provide developmental activities such as product development, training, marketing, access to financing and business consultancy to the Sorsoganons who would like to venture in the enterprising industry,” she elaborated.

With the assistance that the DTI is extending to the MSMEs, Pagao expresses high hopes that more and more Sorsoganons will be encouraged to enter into business enterprise in order to contribute in the economic development in the countryside. (Bennie A. Recebido, PIA Sorsogon)

Monday, July 26, 2010

DTI-PSMEDC Sorsogon's Business Forum

Ms. Marnela B. Hernandez, CTIDS, DTI-Sorsogon awards to Ms. Eva G. Odono, owner of Eva’s Pilinut Product the OTOP (One Town, One Product) Signage. Aside from Odono, seven other OTOP MSMEs who has already established OTOP Pasalubong Shops/Stores across Sorsogon province received the signage. The awarding ceremony which is part of the MSMED Week culminating activity was held during the Sorsogon Business Conference on July 22, 2010 in Sorsogon City.

DTI-PSMEDC Sorsogon's Business Forum

•The OTOP signage awarded to eight OTOP MSMEs in Sorsogon aims at promoting and drumbeating the province’s OTOP products. As an emblem of OTOP development, the DTI provides signages that says “OTOP KO, ORGULLO KO” to their SMEs, the true implementers of the program ----- ang tunay na mga BIDA ng OTOP!

PMSMEDC Sorsogon's Business Forum


•Mrs. Milagros Z. Duana, tagged as the icon of business in Sorsogon and served for so long as co-chair of the Provincial Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (PSMEDC), delivers her welcome remarks during the Sorsogon Business Conference as a culminating activity of the MSMED Week on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the Aniceta Hall, Rizal Street, Sorsogon City.

PMSMEDC Sorsogon's Business Forum

•Ms. Leah A. Pagao, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Director, presented during the Sorsogon Business Conference on July 22, 2010, the SMEDC major accomplishments for the 1st semester of 2010 and the Priority Investment Areas in Sorsogon in preparation for the Bicol Investment Conference (BICon) to be held on October 8, 2010 in SM Megamall, Manila during the Orgullo Kan Bikol (OKB) Trade Fair.

SORSOGON BAY NANANATILING POSITIBO SA RED TIDE

Tagalog News Release

SORSOGON CITY (July 27) - Sa iba pang mga kaganapan, nananatiling positibo pa rin hanggang sa kasalukuyan ang Sorsogon Bay sa lason ng red tide kung kaya’t nananatili ding nakataas ang shellfish ban sa buong lalawigan.

Ito ay base sa ipinalabas na Shellfish Bulletin No.16 Series of 2010, na may petsang July 22, 2010 kung saan maliban sa Sorsogon Bay ay positibo din sa Paralitic Shellfish Poisoning ang mga katubigan ng Dumanquillas Bat sa Zamboanga del Sur, Bislig Bay sa Surigao del Sur, Matarinao Bay sa Eastern Samar, Murcielagos Bay sa Zamboanga del Norte at Misamis Oriental.

Kaugnay nito, mahigpit pa rin ang paalala ng BFAR sa mga mamamayan dito na mag-ingat laban sa paralytic shellfish poisoning. (Bennie A. Recebido, PIA Sorsogon)

PATAY NA BUTANDING NATAGPUAN SA DONSOL, SORSOGON

Tagalog News Release

DONSOL, SORSOGON (July 27) - Isang Butanding ang nakitang patay sa katubigan ng Brgy. Binisitahan, Donsol, Sorsogon nito lamang nakaraang araw.

Sa impormasyong ipinaabot sa PIA Sorsogon, nasa 10 metro ang haba ng patay na butanding at nasa state of decomposition na ng makita ito.

Agad namang rumisponde ang Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) at ang World Wide Fund (WWF) upang magsagawa ng kaukulang imbestigasyon ukol sa posibleng naging dahilan ng pagkamatay nito.

Naniniwala ang BFAR na halos ay may isang buwan nang patay ang butanding bago ito lumitaw at natagpuan sa karagatan.

Sa ngayon, ayon sa BFAR ay patuloy ang kanilang imbestigasyon at nangakong agad naman nilang ilalabas ang resulta sakaling may makalap na sila. (Bennie A. Recebido, PIA Sorsogon)

UNANG SONA NI PANGULONG NOYNOY INAABANGAN NG MGA SORSOGANON

Tagalog News Release

SORSOGON PROVINCE (July 26) – Nakatutok ngayon ang mga Sorsoganon sa mga kaganapan kaugnay ng magaganap na kauna-unahang State of the Nation Address ni Pangulong Benigno Simeon ”Noynoy” Aquino III mamayang hapon.

Ayon sa ilang mga residenteng nakapanayam natin, masusubok ngayon sa pamamagitan ng mga bibitiwang salita ng Pangulo kung gaano nga ba katatag ang kanyang magiging administrasyon.

Generally, nais ng mga Sorsoganon na matutukan ni Pangulong Noynoy ang mga isyu sa korapsyon, insurgeny at kahirapan, at inaabangan dito ang mga konkretong hakbang na gagawin ng bagong administrasyon upang matugunan ang mga isyung may kaugnayan sa tatlong aspetong nabanggit.

Habang marami din ang umaasang mabibigyang prayoridad ng Pangulo sa kanyang SONA ang mga usapin ukol sa reporma sa agraryo, coco levy, krisis sa enerhiya, STL, GSIS at ang pagpapataas sa moralidad at kumpyansa ng mga uniformed men and women.

Red alert din ang mga kapulisan simula pa noong nakaraang linggo upang mamantini ang kapayapaan at kaayusan kaugnay ng aktibidad ngayong araw.

Bagama’t hindi lahat ay naghayag ng pagiging optimistiko sa bagong administrasyon, mababasa pa rin sa mga pahayag ng ilang mga residente dito ang pag-asang nawa’y kahit papaano’y maiangat din ang kabuhayan ng mga Pilipino at tunay ngang magiyahan ng Pangulo ang mga mamamayan tungo sa matuwid na landas. Bennie A. Recebido, PIA Sorsogon