CMO-PIO (March 03, 2014): The 2014 Women's Month Celebration in Butuan City kicked off with a fun walk from the Provincial Capitol to the City Hall Grounds and a short opening program attended by the City Gov't Officials, Punong Barangays, and members of the women's associations from all over the city. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chair Etta Rosales surprised everyone when she arrived unannounced with CHR RD Atty. Marilyn Pintor during the program.
CMO-PIO (March 1, 2014): Mercury Drug Foundation's Oplan Bigay Lunas in cooperation with the Butuan City Gov't.
CMO-PIO (Feb. 27, 2014): BXU Bags 4th Consecutive Championship! During the 17th Caraga Reg'l Athletic Meet Awarding Ceremony in Tandag City, the Butuan delegation was officially declared as the champion for both elementary and secondary levels, defending its grandslam title and defeating 11 participating divisions from all over Caraga Region.
In the implementation of R.A. 10022 or otherwise known as The Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, a number of partner agencies including the Local Government Unit of Butuan City has formally engaged in an undertaking with the Department of Labor and Employment – National Reintegration Center for OFWs (DOLE-NRCO), through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing at Bo’s Coffee, Feb. 13, 2014.
The recent move by the LGU of Butuan is focused on intensifying and updating its existing programs and corresponding services related to conducting relevant skills training for OFWs and their families through the Butuan City Manpower Training Center (BCMTC) and facilitating local and overseas employment through its Public Employment Services Office (PESO).
In addition to its current responsibilities, as stated in the MOA, the LGU of Butuan will also assign a Focal Person to facilitate the concerns of OFWs and their families, organize a group or committee that will provide appropriate services to the OFWs and their families, and assist in the identification, establishment, monitoring and evaluation of livelihood projects for OFWs and families.
Further, the MOA stipulates that programs shall be technology-driven, resource-based, and sustainable for OFWs and their families, and that the partner-agencies shall be responsible for providing trainings, technologies and resources.
Other partner agencies include the regional offices of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Public Service Employment Office, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Training Institute, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Commission on Higher Education, Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board, Professional Regulation Commission, National Food Authority, Social Security System, Home Development Mutual Fund – Pag-ibig, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Land Bank of the Philippines – Butuan City Branch, Land Bank of the Philippines – Butuan Lending Center, and Saint Joseph Institute Of Technology, Butuan City. (D. Generalao/CMO-PIO)
The local government here is already finalizing its plans for the upcoming Women’s Month Celebration on March. This, as the members of the Gender and Development Coordinating Council (GADCC) convened at the City Mayor’s Conference Room 2 in the afternoon of Feb. 17, 2014.
Chaired by the Honorable City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. and co-chaired by SP Member and Chairman on the Committee on Women, Children and Family Concerns Hon. Rema E. Burdeos, this year’s celebration will launch new activities that will focus on the theme, “Juana, ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong!”
Among the new activities to be showcased is the women’s association logo-making contest on the second week and the unveiling of the winning logo on the last day of the month-long celebration. Participating in this contest with cash prizes at stake will be women from the different barangays here. The winning logo will then be officially used by the women’s association.
The month-long calendar of activities also consist of Juana Walk for a Change – a fun walk which will commence from the Provincial Capitol to the City Hall grounds, Juana’s Fiesta Caravan – a 3-day fair of various products originally handcrafted by members of the different women’s organizations here, Juana Be Healthy and Beautiful – a whole-day showcase of wellness services for women ranging from free medical and dental check-ups to makeovers to legal consultations, Juana’s Pep Talk – a weekly on-air discussion of women’s rights over participating radio stations, and Juana’s Night – a night of fun specially prepared for the women. (D. Generalao/CMO-PIO)
CMO-PIO (Feb. 09, 2014): Photo shows Mayor Jun Amante with US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg during the Memorandum of Agreement Signing with Winrock International and Launching of the Philippine Cold Chain (PCC) Project, Feb. 07, 2014 at the Claire Philips Conference Room of the US Embassy in Manila. The PCC Project is bent on putting up cold storages in over 300 barangays all over Caraga Region, with its main branch located in Butuan City. Winrock International is a Non-Government Organization that has partnered with the US Dep't. of Agriculture for establishing projects such as cold storages for fish, meat, poultry, dairy, and fruits all over the world. Also in the photo is the US Dep't. of Agriculture's Philip Shulle who stood as witness to the signing and launching. Also in the photo are Dep't. of Agriculture Caraga Reg'l. Director Edna Mabeza, Dep't. of Trade and Industry Caraga Reg'l. Director Brielgo Pagaran, and the PCC Project Chief of Party Dan Gudahl. (D. Generalao/CMO-PIO)
CMO-PIO (Feb. 5, 2014) : Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. presented the Butuan City Government's Vision 2020 during the Liga ng mga Punong Barangay monthly meeting at the Conference Rm.2, City Hall Complex.
CMO-PIO (Feb.5, 2014) : 2-DAY SPECIAL RECRUITMENT ACTIVITY for Skilled Workers (electricians, plumbers, carpenters, welders) and Engineers (Mechanical and Civil) for overseas employment at the DOP Center, Tiniwisan, Butuan City.
CMO-PIO (Jan. 31, 2014): Butuan City celebrates Chinese New Year at Guingona Park.