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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ARMM entry wins major awards in travel trade exhibition fashion competition

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Sept. 9 (PIA) - - Delegates from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) bagged two major awards in this year’s Patimpalak ng Kasuotang Filipino during the 25th Philippine Travel Mart held at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on September 5 to 7.

The ARMM won in both female and male categories of the competition.

For the male category, ARMM bagged the grand champion. The same award was won by the region’s delegates last year. For the female category, ARMM won second place.

The entries in the fashion competition were made by Moro designer Akmad Kari Jr.

The materials used were weaved ethnic cloth from the five provinces of the region.

“The judges were very impressed with the ethnic fabric,” said Mustapha Ala Jr, head of the ARMM delegation.

Renowned designers Renee Salud, Frederick Peralta and John Herrera were the panel of judges during the fashion competition.

Philippine Travel Mart is the biggest travel trade exhibition in the promotion and marketing of domestic and inbound tourism. (Bureau of Public Information-ARMM/PIA-10)





Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lanao del Sur joins drive against measles, polio

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Sept. 4 (PIA) --- The nationwide measles immunization campaign was launched here Sunday, August 31, by the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) and the provincial government.

The campaign aims to reduce cases of measles and rubella in the country and sustain the country’s polio-free status it achieved in year 2000.

Dubbed “Ligtas sa Tigdas at Polio Mass Immunization,” the month-long campaign targets an estimated 11 million children, from nine months to below five years old to be immunized against measles and rubella.

IPHO chief Dr. Alinader Minalang said they have set aside 110,300 vaccines for measles and 129,000 for oral polio for the entire province.

Thus, he urged parents to bring their children below five years to the nearest health center for vaccination.

He said more than 500 health personnel were deployed across the province to facilitate the immunization. (Johaniah N. Yusoph/APB/PIA-10 Lanao del Sur)





Lanao del Sur organizes women council


MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Sept. 4 (PIA) --- Women from various organizations here have convened and organized the Provincial Women Council (PWC) Wednesday, September 3 to serve as the voice of the Ranao women.
PWC is a special body that will serve as a vehicle to empower women and mainstream gender and development in the province. - See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1521409753101#sthash.ehcl1GvT.dpuf

PWC is a special body that will serve as a vehicle to empower women and mainstream gender and development in the province.

The organizational meeting was attended by women from the religious, media, academe sector, as well as from national line agencies, civil society organizations, and Lanao del Sur People’s Council (LDSPC).

The meeting ended with an election of council officers and setting of date for the creation of the PWC committees.

Elected as first officers were Dr. Padoman Paporo of the Philippine Muslim Women Council (PMWC) as chair, Bae Pesigue C. Tomawis of provincial government as the vice-chair and Bae Nabiha Lao as the Executive Director. (Johaniah N. Yusoph/APB/PIA-10 Lanao del Sur)
- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1521409753101#sthash.ehcl1GvT.dpuf
 PWC is a special body that will serve as a vehicle to empower women and mainstream gender and development in the province.

The organizational meeting was attended by women from the religious, media, academe sector, as well as from national line agencies, civil society organizations, and Lanao del Sur People’s Council (LDSPC).

The meeting ended with an election of council officers and setting of date for the creation of the PWC committees.

Elected as first officers were Dr. Padoman Paporo of the Philippine Muslim Women Council (PMWC) as chair, Bae Pesigue C. Tomawis of provincial government as the vice-chair and Bae Nabiha Lao as the Executive Director. (Johaniah N. Yusoph/APB/PIA-10 Lanao del Sur)
- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1521409753101#sthash.ehcl1GvT.dpuf
The organizational meeting was attended by women from the religious, media, academe sector, as well as from national line agencies, civil society organizations, and Lanao del Sur People’s Council (LDSPC).

The meeting ended with an election of council officers and setting of date for the creation of the PWC committees.

Elected as first officers were Dr. Padoman Paporo of the Philippine Muslim Women Council (PMWC) as chair, Bae Pesigue C. Tomawis of provincial government as the vice-chair and Bae Nabiha Lao as the Executive Director. (Johaniah N. Yusoph/APB/PIA-10 Lanao del Sur)
- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1521409753101#sthash.ehcl1GvT.dpuf
PWC is a special body that will serve as a vehicle to empower women and mainstream gender and development in the province. - See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1521409753101#sthash.kw3KizAJ.dpuf




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PNP reminds public to stay vigilant

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Sept. 3 (PIA --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) here is reminding the public to be vigilant and practice security procedures at home.

Police officer (PO) 3 Isnaira M. Lucman of the Lanao del Sur Provincial Police Office (LSPPO) Community Relations Unit said that crimes occur because the public open themselves and their homes to criminal opportunities.

She reiterated that crime prevention is everybody’s responsibility and should start with oneself.

Lucman thus reminded the public to be extra cautious to avoid becoming a crime victim as she provided crime prevention tips during PIA’s Ozor ka, Ranao! radio program on Monday, September 1.

She also urged the public to report to the police authorities any suspicious individuals and activities in their respective areas.

Lucman said PNP stations across the province are open 24/7 to serve the public.

The first week of September has been declared as National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) pursuant to Proclamation No. 461 to generate community awareness on the importance of crime prevention.

The theme for this year’s NCPW observance is “Krimen ay Labanan, Karapatan ay Igalang Tungo sa Mapayapang Pamayanan.” (APB/PIA-10)





Saturday, August 30, 2014

625 aspiring teachers in ARMM undergo competency exam

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Aug. 29 --- Some 625 licensed teachers applying for teaching vacancies in the province took the three-day Teachers Assessment and Competency Examination (TACE) given by the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) which started Tuesday, August 26.

John Magno, DepEd-ARMM’s assistant secretary for operations, said ARMM will hire 2,000 additional teachers this year to fill the vacancies and improve teacher-student ratio in schools in the region.

He said the TACE involves three phases: the written exam, panel interview and a teaching demonstration.

Aside from allowing them to gauge the competence of aspiring teachers, TACE will also give DepEd-ARMM the chance to tests the psychological fitness of the applicants.    

“We come up with this kind of system to ensure that only qualified and competent teachers will be hired in our schools to address, among other things, the unsatisfactory performance of the region in the National Achievement Test (NAT),” he said.

ARMM still falls behind other regions despite a significant increase in its performance in the NAT this year.  

One of the applicants, Sitti Naima Banaga, 24, of Lumbabayabao town in Lanao del Sur expressed optimism after completing the TACE.

“The hiring process today is more transparent, unlike before when it was tarnished by issues of bribery and connections,” she said. 

Banaga recently resigned as a private school teacher.  She said she believes it is her calling to help mold the minds of school children in ARMM through dynamic and effective teaching methods.

ARMM recently hired more than 1,000 additional teachers this year in an open and competitive process that sidelined influence peddling and padrino system. (Bureau of Public Information-ARMM/APB/PIA-10 Lanao del Sur)