Seven NegOr barangays vie for Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Awards

By Roi Lomotan


Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Awards (LTIA)-Negros Oriental Awards committee convenes to rate and evaluate the nominees for this year’s LTIA. (PIA7-NegOr)

Seven barangays in Negros Oriental are vying for this year’s Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Awards (LTIA) this year.

For component cities, three barangays have been nominated by their local LTIA screening committees, namely: barangays Mabigo in Canlaon City, Motong in Dumaguete City, and Tangculugan in Bais City.

On the other hand, four barangays representing four towns are also nominated for the 1st to 3rd Class Category for municipalities.

These are barangays Tinaogan in Bindoy, Ajong in Sibulan, Poblacion in Sta. Catalina, and Puhagan in Valencia.

The Provincial LTIA Awards Committee headed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) convened on Feb. 23 and Feb. 26 to assess and rate said barangays based on the documents submitted to their office.

LTIA Focal Person Didi Cimafranca said the barangays are judged based on the following main criteria: efficiency in operations, effectiveness in securing the settlement of interpersonal dispute objective of the Katarungang Pambarangay (KP), creativity and resourcefulness of the Lupong Tagapamayapa, area or facility for KP activities, and financial or non-financial support.

Cimafranca explained that barangays who will get 95 to100 rating, 90 to 94 rating, and 85 to 89 rating will be named first, second, and third place winners, respectively based on DILG  Memorandum Circular 2016 – 58 which serves as guidelines in judging the LTIA nominees.

The winning barangays will be automatically nominated for the regional LTIA by the province.

The DILG official disclosed that the awarding in the provincial level will take place in September while the regional winners will be announced by the end of December.

LTIA aims to strengthen KP as an indigenous conflict resolution structure, institutionalise a system of granting economic benefits and other incentives to the Lupong Tagapamayapa which demonstrate exemplary performance, and generate greater awareness and support from various sectors of the society on KP as a potent vehicle toward social ordering and human development.

Aside from trophies, cash incentives will also be given to the winning barangays to be utilized for their KP projects and programs.


Cebuano News: Mga proyektong KALAHI-CIDSS gi implementar sa lungsod sa Sibulan

By Leandria Pagunsan

Ang lungsod sa Sibulan, Negros Oriental and nag-una sa pag implementar ug mga proyekto sa KALAHI-CIDSS sama sa pag semento sa mga kadalanan sa 15 ka barangay sa maong lungsod.

Ang kantidad nga P18 million nga pondo gikan sa KALAHI-CIDSS gihatag sa panudlanan sa lokal nga kagamhanan sa Sibulan isip loan sa Pilipinas gikan sa World Bank .

Kini nga kalamboan gikalipay ug gipasalamatan ni Sibulan Mayor Jose Abiera tungod kay ang ilang lungsod ang nag-una sa pag implementar sa proyektong KALAHI-CIDSS nga gisugdan pa niadtong Disyembre 2017.

Tungod niini gipaslamatan ni Mayor Abiera ang nagdumala sa KALAHI-CIDSS project sa ilang lungsod nga si Lucena Bella ug mga kauban niini sa ilang paningkamot nga ma kumpleto ang mga rekisitos nga gipangayo sa rehiyonal nga buhatan sa KALAHI-CIDSS aron mapatuman gilayon ang maong proyekto.

Isip barangay-based projects mihatag usab ug counterpart ang lokal nga buhatan sa Sibulan nga P2-million alang sa pagpahigayon ug mga trainings ug seminars sa mga lumulopyo sa barangay mahitungod sa KALAHI-CIDSS projects.

DOE warns Negrenses vs butane canisters refilled with LPG

By Jennifer C. Tilos

The Department of Energy (DOE) warned Negrenses on the risks of using butane canisters refilled with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Science Research Specialist Evander Diola of DOE said the disposable butane canisters are used on a one-time basis only and must not be refilled with LPG, which has a higher pressure than butane, and thus may cause accidents or explosion while in use.

Based on existing Philippine National Standards for gas containers, only “welded steel cylinders” are designed for storage, transport, and distribution of LPG for domestic consumption.

Diola emphasised that these butane canisters are not designed to be refilled with LPG which have higher chances of leaking and exploding.

DOE-Visayas Field Office Sr. Science Research Specialist Evander Diola talks about LPG Safety in a forum organized by PIA in Dumaguete City on Jan. 24, 2018 (PIA)

LPG cylinders are safe because the quality standard is mandated, however, some people use butane gas for cooking as it is cheaper, Diola added.

The DOE official also reminded consumers that in buying LPG cylinders, they should check the condition of the tank and weight.

“Be sure that the cylinders are in good condition because there are some that are rusty, and it can be dangerous at times. When looking for this, make sure to look for retail outlets with DOE Standard Compliance Certificate,” Diola said.

Consumers should know the authenticity of an LPG to make it safe, which is why they should make sure to buy cylinders that have branded names, logo, where the net weight is indicated, he added. (With reports from Hannah Diane Bengco, SU Intern)