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Mindanao Newsbits for June 21, 2014


PANABO CITY – The Rehoboth Association in this city recently availed of some P360,000 worth of new facilities from the Department of Trade and industry (DTI) under the Shared Service Facility (SSF) project. According to Joycebel Macias, chairperson of the association, the facilities increased the production of their vermicast from 40 sacks to 200 sacks monthly, and they are selling it at P300 per bag. Macias said the association also advocates the use of organic materials in the production of cacao seedlings that they supply to their buyers. “Since we are also selling cacao seedlings, we sometimes act as technical persons for the buyers, and explain to them the advantages of using organic materials in their farm,” she said. (Cherry Mae Palicte)


KIDAPAWAN CITY – At least five persons were arrested in two separate buy-bust operations that were conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives Thursday. The PDEA-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) identified two of the apprehended as Jomar Bellocino, driver of a corporation in South Cotabato; and Carlito Betalino, of the Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte. Bellocino and two of his cohorts were arrested in a buy-bust raid inside a room at the Ate Vanz Lodging House in Barangay Balindog, here, around 8:30 p.m. Some two hours later, the PDEA-ARMM nabbed two suspected drug couriers at Purok Kasoy along Sinsuat Street in Poblacion, here. (Malu Cadelina Manar)


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The new set of Rotary “Mother” Club of Cagayan de Oro officers will be introduced in a turnover ceremony tonight at a hotel in Carmen Hill in this city.  The new officers for the Rotary Year 2014-2015 will be led by Jose Luis “Luigi” Sarraga, president; Paul Clarence Juarez, vice president; Meynardo Tiro, secretary; and Norman Makapugay, treasurer. Sarraga said his priority projects for this Rotary Year include the resumption of the Australian medical mission here, and forging of an agreement with the Disaster Aid International to help “Sendong” survivors on their need for water facilities, and literacy program for their children.  (Camcer Ordoñez Imam)


DAPA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte – At least 212 landless farmers from Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte received their Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs) during a distribution ceremony held at the Kapitolyo Nan Siargao Thursday. Region-13 office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR-13) Director Faisar Mambuay said these farmers will now benefit from more assistance, training, credit, and insurance under the comprehensive agrarian reform program. “Our agency is now concentrating in helping our farmers in far-flung areas in the region,” he stressed. In the same occasion, some P1.13-million worth of indemnity checks were also given to 175 other farmers under the DAR’s Agrarian Insurance Program and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation. (Mike Crismundo)


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The 16th People’s Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Summit recently held here discussed sustained resiliency, professionalism, and competitiveness of the workforce in gearing up for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Integration. PMAP-Cagayan de Oro President Wilma Magdale said the preparation for the ASEAN Integration involves efforts geared toward talent retention. She said companies have to face the challenge of talent retention, especially their key talents, because of the opportunities that the integration will bring about to the country’s workforce. Meanwhile, the key speakers in the summit include Atty. Josephus Jimenez, FunWorks, Inc. President Francis Kong, and Dr. Carsten Evers. (Camcer Ordoñez Imam)


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