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Young lawmakers passed 3 resolutions for their welfare

Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur - ELECTED young legislators during the Children’s Congress passed resolutions that would safeguard the rights and development of children province wide believed to affect their future economic and moral foundation.

In a workshop conducted during the children’s congress held on November 19 to 20, participants drafted three resolution requesting the Provincial Governor Adolph Edward G. Plaza to support the organization of a one-day fund raising activity for the year 2017 by the set of officers of the 2016 Children’s Congress.

The young lawmakers wanted to raise funds to support the information, education, communication, education, communication and advocacy (IECA) on the ill-effects of substance abuse, hence the resolution asked governor Adolph Edward G. Plaza to provide funds to support the organization of a youth group whose aim is to advocate the program “Agusan liboton para sa pagtuon”.

To provide supplemental materials and resources to the indigenous peoples (IPs) and out of school youth of the province, another resolution requested Gov. Plaza to order the provincial social welfare and development (PSWD) to organize a core group composed of the provincial health office (PHO), and the officials of the 2016 children’s congress to broaden the conduct of information, education, and advocacy campaign on the ill-effects of pre-marital activities in the province of Agusan del Sur.

Presently, said resolutions that were passed Monday, November 21, are in process in the Sangguning Panlalawigan, pending the numbers that will be assigned to each resolution.

According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Razel Montemor, the efforts and the output of the participants of the 2016 Children’s Congress will become their legacy for children in Agusan del Sur if ever the three resolutions that they passed will be approved by the governor.

“Since the passage of the Children’s Code in 2002, participants of the Children’s Congress were able to know and understand their basic rights and responsibilities and attempted to pass resolutions that would benefit their upbringing and finally their lives. But sad to note that those attempts and visions were not materialized. Hopefully, the present motions were seen and noted by then Vice Governor and presently member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Santiago Cane who was one of the resource persons during the congress and suggested that the resolutions be passed during the actual functions of the children legislators so that their motion will become official,” Montemor said.

The final day of the children’s congress followed the next day, Monday where Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza delivers his State of the Children’s report.

Credits: David M. Suyao / PAMRE-PPIO


83 New Provincial Scholars join the roll


TRUE TO PUBLIC SERVICE in the field of education, the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur accepted 83 new qualified scholars making the scholars 294 this school year 2013-2014.

The scholars who came from 13 municipalities and 1 city attended an orientation on May 29, 2013 at the SP Session Hall headed by Hon. Vice Governor Santi Cane, Jr. and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member of District 1 and Chairman of the Committee on Education, Hon. Cesar M. Alonde.

“We are excited to be a part of this scholar community”, says an academic scholar before the orientation started. “I had so many sleepless nights thinking how I can enroll in college”.

During the orientation, provisions of the scholarship ordinances were clearly presented to avoid misinterpretations.

Right after the Open Forum and Signing of Contracts, the new scholars were made to apply for ATM cards for easy releases of their monthly allowances and other benefits.

This school year, The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved Resolution No. 193, series of 2013 funding the following number of scholars; Medicine Proper 16; Nursing 6; Doctorate Degree 4; Masters Degree 6; Academic Non-Natives 110; Full-Bloodied Indigenous People 103, Persons with Disability 10; Law 3; Distance Learning at UPOU 11 and continuing the two-year Memorandum of Agreement with Ateneo De Davao University, Masters in Education for School Heads 25.



Elected Officials take their Oath

ALL IN GLEE, the newly elected officials of the province of Agusan del Sur for the term 2013-2016 took their oath of office on July 1, 2013 at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall.

Witnessed by Local and National Heads of Offices, Municipal and City Mayors, Vice Mayors, Liga ng  Mga Barangays, Religious Leaders, family members, friends and supporters, the Oath Taking  was solemnly administered.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members of District 1: Hon. Alfelito M. Bascug, Hon. Nestor L. Corvera, Hon. Edelberto D. Bastareche, Hon. Susan G. Gerona and Hon. Gina A. Ceballos took their Oath of Office with Hon. Lou A. Nueva, presiding judge of Municipal Trial Court in Prosperidad.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members of District 2: Hon. Hazel O. Del Rosario, Hon. Edward P. Mellana, Hon. Gilbert G. Elorde, Hon. Samuel E. Tortor and Hon. Edwin D. Demegillo took their Oath with Hon. Kimal M. Salacop, presiding judge of Municipal Circuit Trial Court in Trento.

Vice Governor Santiago B. Cane, Jr. and Governor Adolph Edward G. Plaza took their Oaths separately but with the same administering officer, Hon. Dymphna G. Labindao, presiding judge, of Municipal Circuit Trial Court in San Francisco.

The two congressional representatives Hon. Maria Valentina G. Plaza of District 1 and Hon. Evelyn Plaza Mellana of District 2 took their Oath separately also but with the same administering officer, Hon. Hector B. Salise, executive judge of Regional Trial Court Branch VII in Bayugan City.

The Inaugural Addresses of the two congressional representatives and the provincial governor were immediately heard after the oath taking.

The one-hour ceremonies ended in a sumptuous lunch, courtesy of the Plaza family at their residence.


9 UPOU Scholars to graduate this year

From the very hopeful 27, only a handful 17 scholars survived, of which 9 are expected to graduate this year.

“This must be what survival of the fittest actually means”, sighed by one of the 17 who have enrolled this first semester for school year 2012-2013, The province has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of the Philippines Open University, implementing Ordinance No. 54 series of 2011 which is known as “The Agusan del Sur Distance Learning at the University of the Philippines Open University” with at least 27 scholars for school year 2011-2012.

However, due to some unavoidable circumstances, 10 have decided to withdraw the grant. Scholars this year are Angwas, Rowena O; Avanceña, Alfred C;  Ayco, Lourine G.; Capangpangan, Rosemarie V; De Pedro, Gener L; De Veyra, Annabelle M; Fuerte, Analy R; Gomez, Rowena T; Lapay, Giovanne P;Lazatin, Aileen T; Montemor, Razel O; Navarro, Marlie A; Oliva, Jemmalou S; Rebadio, Sandro J; Soroysoroy, Blessy T; Sularte, Rainer P; and Tusoy, Rodalyn S.


25 School Principals enroll MAED Course through ADS-ADDU Scholarship Grant

TO ENHANCE the competence of school heads in the province; another twenty five scholars are now enrolled in Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Administration (MAED) at Ateneo de Davao University.

Empowering DepEd School Heads Program for Agusan del Sur is one of the main agenda of the governor, Hon. Adolph Edward G. Plaza which aimed at improving the quality basic education under the Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda ( BESRA).

Batch 2 include Almeda, Teodolo A. (Padiay NHSHI/ Sibagat), Balana, Mecedita M. (Sawagan ES/ Veruela), Baluca, Darwin C. (Manangahon ES/ San Francisco), Belarma,  Ronie R. (Moto ES/ Loreto), Cabales, Joseph P. (Sinobong CES/ Veruela), Cabaǹas, Amos C. (Nueva Era, ES/ Veruela ), Cagadas, Flordeliza P.( Mahagsay ES,San Luis), Cenita, Mary Cristy M.( Apogan ES/ San Francisco), Concepcion, Nornita F.( Upper Manat ES/ Trento), Dator, Erlanie, Dela Cruz, Jossie G., Denonong, Annalyn, Gavino, Elvira, Geroche, Gerlie Y. (Melfreda ES/ Trento), Hapon, Arceli L.( Los Arcos NHS/ Prosperidad), Hudagan, Jorgen E.( Agsabo ES/Esperanza), Lapiz, Noel(Maasin ES/ Esperanza), Lugo, Alfredo M.( Kiawan ES/ Loreto), Mondejar, Janet(San Jose ES/Prosperidad), Olavides Almondro S.( Mabuhay NHS/ Prosperidad), Pajo, Mirasol S.( Landing PS/ La Paz), Pulmones, Van V.( Del Monte ES/ Veruela), Retubada, Rolly G. (TNHS San Roque Annex/ Trento), Socorro, Alberto Jr. D. ( Padiay ES/ Sibagat) and Trillo, Ellane A. (Kinamaybay ES/Esperanza).

The province spent PhP.1,937,425.00 for this grant which shall end in April 2014.

Last school year, 25 scholars graduated with the same course.



Provincial Scholars plant 740 trees

Under the rain, more than 200 scholars planted 740 seedlings of Dao, Mahogany and Lawaan at the Provincial Tree Park on June 12, 2012 at 1:30 in the afternoon, after they were presented and confirmed as provincial scholars for sy. 2012-2013 by the governor, Hon. Adolph Edward G. Plaza during the Grand Opening Program of the 20th Naliyagan Festival.

“This tree planting activity is a requirement of our government scholars per Ordinance No. 3 series of 2007 which is also known as the Agusan del Sur Environment Code”, Hon. Cesar M. Alonde, Chairman of the Committee on Education said.

The activity was successfully done in coordination with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) through PENR Officer For. Ronulfo Paler. Acting Chief Forest Management Division, For. Vevencio Banog, headed the group of men from PENRO namely For. Rex Mel P. Acedillo, Mr. Rocky D. Perez, Mr. Rogelio Paler, Mr. Richard C. Otaza, Mr. Corsino C. Ranara, For. Romnick E. Germino and Mr. Eric J. Malingin who provided support by preparing the ground, providing the seedlings and sticks and conducting a short briefing on how to plant.

Vice Governor, Hon. Santi Cane, Jr. was very delighted with the very positive response of the scholars despite heavy downpour and the support extended by the PENRO.

This school year, the province has 276 scholars.

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