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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lanao del Sur People's Day kicks-off

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, April 30 (PIA) --- The People’s Day in Lanao del Sur which aims to deliver free services to the public commenced on April 29, at the Provincial Capitol Gym, this city.
The two-day activity, spearheaded by the Provincial Government in partnership with the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Government, bears the theme “Get Involved, Be a Part of the Reform; Stay Connected & Avail of ARMM Programs and Services.”
During the opening ceremony, Provincial Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr. urged all the government agencies in the province to continue serving the public up to the best of their abilities and capacities.
He called on the public to avail of the free services available. “Here are our government agencies who bring with them the services closer to you as one of our ways in realizing reform in our province and above all in the entire ARMM,” he said.
The Governor also appealed to the people of Lanao to remain calm and peaceful following the shooting incident in Wao which has claimed four lives and wounding nine others. “Tulongan po natin ang ating mga kapatid, Muslim man o kristyano, sa pamamagitan ng pagtigil ng pagbibigay ng maling impormasyon sapagkat hindi giyera ang solusyon sa pangyayari.,” he said.
He reiterated that he, along with fellow governors in ARMM, is against war.  
The People’s Day is one of the Regional and Provincial Government’s mechanisms in establishing good governance and transparency to the public.
Agencies that are participating the two-day event are  DAR, DILG, DSWD, DepEd, DENR, DAF, DOH-IPHO, DTI, RCBW, DOLE, TESDA, RHRC, DPWH, DOST, and BFAR.
Services being offered include marketing services assistance, dental services, technical consultancy, legal consultancy services, medical check-up consultancy, circumcision (tuli), online business name registration, entrepreneurial and business consultation, free training services, and registration of cooperatives, among others.
Other activities include Job Fair, on-the-spot essay writing, and poster making contest, photo gallery and booth display of agencies  programs and projects.
Some non-government organizations also participated in the booth display showcasing their accomplishments and campaigns. (JNY/APB/PIA-100

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ARMM offers free viewing of Pacquiao-Mayweather fight

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, April 29 (PIA) --- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is offering the public the chance to watch the live broadcast of the boxing match between Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. for free at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex (SKCC) on Sunday.
Al-Trekee Dayan, ARMM’s regional sports coordinator, said the free viewing is in support to the people’s champ Pacquaio and to give hundreds of his adoring fans the chance to watch the much-awaited match as it happens via pay-per-view.  
He said Pacman is representing not only himself but the Filipino nation as a whole.
“Pacman brings with him our pride as Filipinos,” he said.
He said it will be open to the public, not just to the employees of the region.
The SKCC has a seating capacity of 490. Dayan said they will set up a large screen and 300 additional seats outside of its main hall to accommodate more people.
The Pacquiao-Mayweather match, which will be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, is dubbed as “the fight of the century” by boxing fans and pundits alike. (Bureau of Public Information-ARMM/PIA-10)

Monday, April 27, 2015

People’s Day in Lanao del Sur to offer free services to the public

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, April 27 (PIA) --- Government agencies in the province will offer free services to the public on April 29-30, 2015 at the Provincial Capitol Compound as part of the local government’s People’s Day initiative.

The two-day open house of public services aims to provide free government services and raise awareness on the different services, programs and projects of the government.

It is spearheaded by the Provincial Government in partnership with the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Government and national line agencies in the province.

Medical and dental services, circumcision (tuli), legal services, application for NBI clearance, and registration of cooperatives were just among the free services lined-up during the People’s Day.

Aside from free services, releasing of Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) will also be conducted during the two-day activity.

Other highlights of the People’s Day include display of agricultural products; demo on fish gear making; essay writing contest; market linkaging and business matching; orientation on K+12, Abot Alam and scholarship programs; and the conduct of a peace summit. (APB/PIA-10)

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gov’t. information officers in Lanao del Sur meet, identify priorities

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, April 23 (PIA) --- Information Officers (IOs) of the various municipal governments and national line agencies of this province convened on April 22, at the Provincial Capital for an Orientation on the Role of an Information Officer. 

The meeting was jointly initiated by the Provincial Information Office (PIO) and the Philippine Information Agency-Lanao del Sur (PIA) to refresh the IOs on their various roles and consult them on the needed interventions to further enhance their skills for them to effectively and efficiently communicate the development efforts of their respective offices or agencies.

The refresher lecture on the role of an information officer, given by PIA Regional Director Thelma Oliver, highlighted the meeting.  

“Information officers play a great role in the progress of their municipalities or agencies. They give information in various means and ways,” Oliver reminded the participants.

Sheila D. Ganda, Provincial Governor’s Chief of Staff, relayed the Governor’s enthusiasm and support in forwarding developmental stories and updates within the province.

She urged everyone to continuously brace themselves by attending beneficial workshops and trainings for them to be more effective and efficient in delivering updates and news to the public.

Apipa Bagumbaran, PIA Lanao del Sur Information Manager, encouraged the IOs to regularly give updates regarding the programs, projects and activities of their respective agencies while Provincial Information Officer Salma Jayne A. Tamano, committed its office full support to future activities of the body.

At the end of the meeting, the IOs agreed that they will meet monthly to give updates and improve their skills through the learning sessions that will be conducted every meeting. (Johaniah N. Yusoph/APB/ PIA-10)

DSWD-ARMM, MLGUs in Lanao Sur ink pact for 2015 PAMANA implementation

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, April 23 (PIA) --- The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DSWD-ARMM) and the municipal governments in the province inked a Memorandum of Agreement for the implementation of the 2015 Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program.

The MOA was signed by Regional Vice Governor and concurrent DSWD-ARMM Secretary Haroun Alrashid Lucman Jr. and municipal mayors of the target municipalities Monday, April 20, at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall.

PAMANA is the government’s peace and development framework to respond and strengthen peace-building, reconstruction and development in conflict affected and vulnerable areas. It complements the government's peace negotiation efforts.

Rahima Datumanong Alba, PAMANA Project Manager Designate, said the 2015 PAMANA is the Cycle 2 of the PAMANA expansion projects that implement community-based livelihood and enterprising market which will benefit 1,777 barangays in 83 municipalities of the ARMM.

She said the PAMANA Cycle 2 will use the community-driven and development approach which empowers the target beneficiaries in the selection, implementation and monitoring of the projects. 

The 2015 PAMANA will expand the existing community livelihood cooperatives (CLCs) by organizing another 30 subsistence-level households as extended project beneficiaries in the 1,777 target conflict-affected and vulnerable areas.

A P300,000-worth livelihood assistance will be released to the CLCs for community-based livelihood and enterprising  market projects through identified modalities.

Alba said modalities could be agricultural production such as vegetables production; cottage industry such as abaca production, brass-making and wood carving; aquatic production; and small-scale infrastructure projects.

She however emphasized that the assistance will be released in the form of livelihood packages and resources such as materials.

In the province, a total of 925 barangays in 30 municipalities are set to benefit from the Cycle 2 of the PAMANA program. (APB/PIA-10)