Friday, September 28, 2012

PESO Sorsogon nakatakdang tanggapin ang parangal bilang Regional Best PESO Award



Ni: Bennie A. Recebido

LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, September 27 (PIA) – Nakatakdang tumulak sa susunod na linggo patungong lungsod ng Baguio si Provincial Public Employment Services Officer Lorna T. Hayag upang tanggapin ang pagkilala bilang Bicol Regional Best Provincial Employment Services Office 2012.

Ayon kay Hayag, nakuha nila ang ganitong pagkilala dahilan sa epektibo nilang pagpapatupad ng mga programa ng Public Employment Services at sa tagumpay nila sa larangan ng pagtulong sa mga Sorsoganon na makakuha ng trabaho hindi lamang dito sa loob kundi maging sa labas ng bansa.

Maganda rin umano ang nabuo nilang samahan at pag-uugnayan ng Sorsogon Techinical Educational Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) para sa iskema ng jobseeker match at job vacancies upang makakuha ng maayos at magandang oportunidad na makapagtrabaho ang mga Sorsoganon.  

Sa ilalim ng pamamahala ni Hayag bilang PES Officer sa superbisyon na rin ni dating Gobernador ng Sorsogon at ngayon ay Executive Director ng Sorsogon Provincial Management Office, Sally A. Lee at ng kasalukuyang Gobernador ng lalawigan Gov. Raul R. Lee, nakuha ng PESO Sorsogon mula 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 at 2012 ang “Search for the Best PESO” provincial, regional at national award.

Sinabi din ni Hayag na positibo silang makukuha nila ang Hall of Fame Award bilang Best PESO sa buong Pilipinas dahilan na rin sa tatlong sunud-sunod na Outstanding Performance ng PESO Sorsogon.

Dagdag din niya na noong nakaraang taon, sa isinagawang quarterly meeting ng PESO association sa lalawigan ng Catanduanes, nagpasa ng isang resolusyon ang mga opisyal ng PESO sa buong rehiyon para sa institutionalization ng lahat ng tanggapan ng PESO sa bansa.

Samantala, Hinikayat ni Provincial Public Employment Services Officer Lorna Hayag ang mga Sorsoganong nais makahanap ng trabaho na magsadya sa kanilang tanggapan na matatagpuan sa ikalawang palapag ng Kapitolyo Probinsyal.

Aniya, ang mga Public Services Office (PESO) ay isang tanggapang akreditado ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) na tumutulong sa mga mamamayang nais makahanap ng trabaho alinsunod sa kanilang kapasidad at kwalipikasyon.

Paliwanag din ng opisyal na kung sakaling malayo sila sa kapitolyo ay maaari ring magsadya sa mga PESO sa kani-kanilang mga munisipyo upang makakalap din ng kaukulang impormasyon at tulong kaugnay sa mga programang ipinatutupad nito. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Bicol 2012 Essay Writing Competition on the The Living Legacy of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo



The Bicol 2012 Essay Writing Competition on the The Living Legacy of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo


Proponent:        Bicol Harvest Magazine and Kaya Natin Movement 

Co-Proponent:   Department  of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 
                    Regional Office V, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) V and 
                    LGU Daet with the support of the Department of Education 
                    (DepEd) V, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) V, City 
                    Government of Naga, SM Naga and ABS-CBN Naga

I.           RATIONALE

To honor the late Secretary Jesse Robredo’s exemplary governance as mayor of Naga City and head of the Department of Interior and Local Government, an essay writing competition was proposed to be held in the Bicol Region.

Dubbed as the “Bicol 2012 Essay Writing Competition on the Living Legacy of Secretary Jesse Robredo.” is very timely to recognize the late secretary, who inspires many local leaders in the country, as such various sectors of the society had considered him as one good man in the public service.

The contest, with the theme “The living Legacy of Secretary Jesse Robredo," aims to honor Sec. Robredo for his achievements in service.

It also aims to attract youth participants to motivate them to choose the right path.

II.        PROJECT OBJECTIVES

1.   To highlight the exemplary service of the late Jesse Robredo as Mayor of Naga City and chief of the DILG.
2.   To inspire local leaders in the Bicol Region and country as well to advocate for good governance.
3.   To inculcate in the minds of the youth Jesse Robredo’s legacy as a good public servant and leader.
4.   To train the youth in their skills in writing.

III.     MECHANICS

1.   The contest is on-the-spot essay writing focusing on the theme “The living legacy of the late Sec. Jesse M. Robredo” in English.

2.   The competition has two categories: Category I-High School (3rd to 4th year HS) and category II- College level (1st to 5th year) both in private and public schools in the Bicol Region.

3.   There should be one participant in each school/college (secondary/tertiary) endorsed by the school administration.

4.   The endorsed participant must fill-up an entry form available at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) V office in Legazpi City, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) provincial offices, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Department of Education-provincial and city division Offices.

5.   Deadline of submission of entry form together with the endorsement of school head is on or before the scheduled provincial elimination as follows:

Date
Province
Venue
October 12, 2012, 8:00AM

Camarines Norte
(Designated numbers for contestants- 201-299)
Central Plaza Mall, Daet, Camarines Norte
October 12, 2012
12:30 NN
Camarines Sur
(301-399)
Jesse Robredo Coliseum Naga City
October 26, 2012
8:00 AM

Albay
(101-199)
People’s Hall, Albay Capitol, Legazpi City
October 26, 2012
12:30 NN
Sorsogon
(601-699)
Sorsogon Gymnasium, Sorsogon City
November 10, 2012
8:00 AM
Catanduanes
(401-499)
Catanduanes Capitol Dome  Virac, Catanduanes
November 17, 2012
8:00 AM
Masbate
(501-599)
Masbate Comprehensive High School

6.   During the provincial and regional competition, students are required to wear their school identification card and prescribed school uniform.

7.   The contest will be good for three (3) hours.

8.   The entries for the secondary level must contain not less than 800 and not more than 1000 words while for the tertiary level, all entries must contain not less than 1000 words and not more than 1500 words using English as official language and in cursive form.

9.   The organizers will draw a common topic for the secondary and tertiary category during the provincial and regional screening.

10.  Contest sheets will be provided by the DepEd for the secondary, while for the tertiary/college contestants will be provided by the CHED. No other sheets will be allowed.

11.  The provincial elimination will be handled by the DepEd, CHED, PIA, DILG and Kaya Natin Movement and supported by the provincial government concerned. Judges will come from the said stakeholders.  The DepEd representative will serve as the chairperson of the provincial elimination while the DILG representative will serve as word counter.  Winners will be informed a week before the regional competition. The awarding of the provincial winners will be on December 8, 2012 during the regional competition.

12.  The suggested program of activities for the provincial elimination will be- in the morning (Cam. Norte, Albay, Catanduanes and Masbate) the registration will start at 7:30am and ends at 8:00am, while in the afternoon (Cam. Sur and Sorsogon), starts at 12:30pm and ends at 1:00pm. The program consists of – preliminaries, opening remarks, video presentation- life of Jesse M. Robredo, intermission number c/o DepEd, and mechanics presentation.

13.  The winners (Rank 1) in Category I and II in the provincial screening will compete at the regional competition slated on December 8, 2012, 8:00 am at the SM Naga. Five (5) sub-topics will be given during the regional competition from the main theme such as but not limited to- “Tsinelas” Leadership, Religious Life, Transparent Life-Full Disclosure, Seal of Good Housekeeping, and Empowerment.  The Department of Education (DepEd) is the concerned agency for the identification of the sub-topics.

14.   This will be followed by the awarding of winners at the said venue.

15.  The Regional competition will be handled by the DepEd, CHED, PIA, DILG and the city government of Naga. Regional Judges include: DepEd, CHED, Kaya Natin Movement, City Govt. Of Naga, DILG, PIA and Atty. Leni Robredo.  Grace Padaca and Bam Aquino will be invited also as other members of the regional judges.

16.  Winning essay will be published at the Bicol Harvest Magazine.

IV. Prizes

Provincial Level: for category I and II

    First Prize                   P5,000.00 + trophy
    Second Prize               P3,000.00
    Third Prize                  P2,000.00
    7 Consolation Prizes     @ P500.00 each

Regional Level: for category I and II

    First Prize                   P10,000.00 + trophy
    Second Prize               P7,000.00  
    Third Prize                  P5,000.00
    3 Consolation Prizes     @P1,000.00 each

Participants and coaches at the provincial and regional level will receive certificate of participation.

Judges at the provincial and regional level will receive certificate of participation and tokens.


V.Criteria for Judging:

The essay must be written in English during the on-the-spot essay writing competition. It must contain a minimum of 800 words and a maximum of 1,000 words for High School and 1,000 to 1,500 words for college.

The entries shall be judge on the basis of the following criteria:

a.   Substance, content, originality, analysis and adherence to the essay theme- 60%.
b.   Logic, organization and coherence- 20%
c.   Style and presentation- 20%

       All decisions of the organizers, judges, related to the contest, the selection process and the selection of winners, shall be final and unappealable.

NGCP allocates Php 269-M to improve voltage in Luzon



PILI, CAMARINES SUR, September 27 – To improve voltage and boost system reliability the Luzon grid, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has invested Php 269 million pesos on additional capacitor banks at the high-voltage buses of various substations. 

The equipment is expected to benefit not only the substation supporting the installation, but the neighboring substations as well. 

The project also involves installation of shunt reactors in Naga substation and capacitor banks in four substations, namely Dona Imelda, Cabanatuan, Marilao and Muntinlupa. 

The shunt reactor in Naga aims to address the overvoltage problem experienced in the area during off- peak load condition with Tiwi plant at minimum generation. The reactors are also expected to address overvoltage during the switching of the filters of Leyte-Luzon High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Station in Naga City. 

The Leyte-Luzon HVDC Transmission System commissioned in August 1998 was part of the overall plan of the National Power Corporation (NPC) to connect the existing Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao grid into a single national grid. 

The capacitor components of the voltage improvement project in the four substations will improve the voltage profile during normal conditions and address the potential undervoltage during contingencies. 

The multi-million peso-project initiated in December 2011 is scheduled to be completed on the first quarter of 2013. 

NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines and towers, substations and related assets. NGCP’s regular maintenance activities and expansion projects aim to enhance the reliability and quality of electricity delivered to customers. (Nelson Bautista, NCGP/PIA Sorsogon)

81 DAYUHAN NAGTATRABAHO SA MINA SA BICOL



LEGAZPI CITY, SETYEMBRE 27 – OTSENTA Y UNONG (81) DAYUHAN AN NAGTATRABAHO SA MANLAIN-LAIN NA MINA SA BICOL. INI SOSOG SA IMPORMASYON KAN MINES AND GEOSCIENCES BUREAU O M-G-B REGIONAL OFFICE 5.

BASADO SA IMPORMASYON, KAGABSAN KAN MGA DAYUHAN IGWA NIN NAGKAKANIGONG PAPELES O WORKING VISA PARA SA PAG-EMPLEO NINDA SA MGA MINA NA NAG-OOPERAR SA REHIYON.

NAPAPALAMAN SA LISTAHAN NA AN MASBATE GOLD PROJECT SA AROROY, MASBATE AN MAY PINAKADAKUL NA DAYUHANG EMPLEYADO NA NAIPAMUGTAK SA 33 KATAWO; MINASUNOD AN BICOL CHROMITE AND MANGANESE CORP. SA LAGONOY, CAMARINES SUR NA IGWA NIN 16 KATAWO; GOODFOUND CEMENT CORP. SA CAMALIG, ALBAY NA MAY 14 KATAWO; UNI-DRAGON MINING DEVELOPMENT CORP. SA PARACALE, CAMARINES NORTE NA MAY 7 KATAWO; INVESTWELL RESOURCES INC. SA JOSE PANGANIBAN NA IGWANG 7 KATAWO SAKA RAPU-RAPU POLYMETALLIC PROJECT SA ISLANG RAPU-RAPU SA ALBAY NA MAY APAT (4) KATAWO.

KADAKLAN SA MGA DAYUHANG EMPLEYADO SA MINA IYO AN MGA AUSTRALYANO BUDA TSINO NA NAKA-TOKA SA MGA TECHNICAL ASIN SPECIALIZED NA TRABAHO SA PAGMIMINA. NAPAG-ARAMAN PA NA IGWA MAN NIN SUPISYENTENG PAPELES AN MGA INI PARA MAKAPAGTRABAHO SA MGA NAUNAMBITANG KOMPANIYA.

SA IBONG NA LADO, ENOT NANG IPINAGKLARAR NI M-G-B REGIONAL DIRECTOR THEODORE ROMMEL PESTAƑO NA KAIPUHAN NINDANG PAG-ADALAN AN MGA KWALIPIKASYON KAN MGA DAYUHANG NAGTATRABAHO SA MINA SOSOG MAN SA IPINAGBOBOOT KAN LEYE. (Ruby Mendones, DENR-V/PIA Sorsogon)