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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Task group securing Sto. Nino Ati-atihan festival targets 'zero' incident.

KALIBO, Aklan, Jan. 18 (PIA6) -- The Ati-atihan Site Task Group (ASTG) which was formed by the Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) to secure this year’s week-long Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-atihan Festival is aiming for ‘zero’ major incident. This is according to APPO Acting Provincial Director PSSupt. Lope Manlapaz, who said tight security must be enforced to secure the safely of thousands of Ati-atihan revelers flocking to Kalibo’s main streets during the celebration’s highlights – the traditional street dancing and the devotion to Sr. Sto. Nino by attending the Pilgrim’s Mass, daily ‘Paeapak’ and novena at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral. Since January 15, the APPO, through the task group, has established 19 police assistance centers at strategic areas in Kalibo, particulary near the festival and staging areas. Before entering the festival and staging areas, revelers will also be subjected to inspections of their bags and backpacks at pedestrian screening areas also operated by police officers. The PNP forces at assistance centers and pedestrian screening areas are augmented by Kalibo’s municipal auxiliary police. There are also checkpoints for inner border security in the towns of Numancia and Banga, the neighboring towns of Kalibo, and at Barangay Pook in Kalibo, which is near the boundary of Kalibo and New Washington, another neighboring town. The checkpoints are jointly manned by the PNP and the Philippine Army. The security of this year’s Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-atihan Festival is being augmented by 700 additional policemen from the Police Regional Office. PSSupt. Manlapaz said these policemen will be deployed in the streets and at police assistance centers to augment the local police force. First batch of these policemen from PRO6 arrived in Kalibo on January 13, while the last batch of the augmentation forces will be deployed on January 18. Kalibo Chief of Police Senior Police Inspector Honey May Ruiz said everything is being done to secure the Ati-atihan festival. Ruiz also called on vehicle owners never to leave their vehicles inside and outside the festival zones. The Kalibo PNP has started implementing the traffic rerouting plan since January 15, which will be up to January 21. Besides prohibiting the bringing in or carrying of heavy backpacks to festival areas, the local government unit of Kalibo also prohibits during the festival the selling and carrying of glass bottled drinks and smoking during the festivities. (JSC/VGV/PIA6 Aklan)

Aklanon News: Kasamaran ni 'Agaton' sa Aklan nag-abot sa P24M.

KALIBO, Aklan, Enero 13 (PIA6) -- Ro baha ag mabaskog nga hangin nga daea it Tropical Depression nga “Agaton” ku Enero 2 sa Aklan hay nagbilin it P24,424,151.41 nga kasamaran, suno sa pinaka pinal nga report it Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC). Si “Agaton” hay dahilan man it pagkamatay it daywang ka tawo sa Aklan sa natabu nga pagbaha kon siin ro sangka 71 anyos nga Amerikano nga si James Landstrom hay inatake sa tagipusuon samtang nagamaneho ku anang saeakyan sa ginabaha nga karsada sa Bulwang, Numancia; ag ro 65 anyos nga si Lolita Verano it Barangay Rosal, Libacao, Aklan nga gin-anod it baha kat imaw hay nahueog sa gineatayan nga butong nga nautod, ag naeumos. Ro kasamaran sa agrikultura hay nag-abot sa P5,790,151.41 nga naka apektar sa 8 nga banwa sa Aklan, samtang ro imprastraktura hay may kabilugan nga kasamaran nga P18,558,000.00 nga gin report it tatlong ka banwa. Sa pihak nga parte, sambilog eamang nga banwa, ro Banga, ro naka report it kasamaran sa “lifeline” nga P50,000.00 ag imaw man eamang ro naka report it kasamaran sa public utilities nga P26,000.00. Ginsamad man it TD Agaton ro 12 nga mga baeay sa tatlong mga banwa samtang 25 nga mga baeay sa pitong (7) mga banwa ro parsyal nga nasamad. May apektado man nga 3,557 nga pamilya nga nag-adto sa mga evacuation center sa mga banwa it Banga, Kalibo, Lezo, Madalag, New Washington, Nabas, Numancia ag Tangalan. Ro banwang Numancia, nga sa tabuk eamang it suba it Akean ro may pinakaabu nga apektadong pamilya nga nag-abot sa 2,175. Napueo nga mga banwa – Banga, Kalibo, Lezo, Libacao, Madalag, Malinao, New Washington, Nabas, Numancia ag Tangalan ro naka report it mga kasamaran, naninahan ag namatay samtang 7 nga mga banwa – Altavas, Balete, Batan, Buruanga, Ibajay, Makato, ag Malay hay owa naka report it kasamaran. Ro kasamaran it “Agaton” sa Aklan hay mas manaba kumpara sa kasamaran nga gintuga it Bagyong Urduja ku Disyembre 16 ku 2017 nga nag-abot sa P96,110,284.60. Owa it namatay sa Aklan sa pagdaeasa it Bagyong Urduja. (JSC/VGV/PIA6 Aklan)

Aklanon News: Aklan haabot ro 1% nga blood collection target.

KALIBO, Aklan, Enero 17 (PIA6) -- Haabot it probinsya it Aklan ro ana kara nga 1% nga target sa pagkolektar it dugo nga naga representar it 1% it kabilugan nga populasyon it Aklan antes matapos ro 2017. Suno sa listahan it Provincial Health Office (PHO), ro pangkabilugan nga populasyon it Aklan ku 2017 hay 600,348. Ro 1% kara hay 6,003, samtang ro ha kolekta nga dugo hay 6,053 nga units kon siin katumbas ra it 1.01%. Ro nagpamuno sa pagkolektar it dugo pareho man ku mga nagtaliwan nga dinag-on hay rong Philippine Red Cross (PRC) sa pagbulig man it mga sari-saring health organization ag mga volunteers. Ro mayor nga ginbue-an it abu nga dugo paagi sa Mobile Blood Donation (MBD) hay rong mga local government units (55%); pribado nga mga organisasyon (23%); walk-in donors (9%); mga ahensya (10%); eskuylahan (2%), ag mga relihiyoso nga grupo (1%). An-um (6) nga mga banwa sa aklan ro nakaabot man ku andang target nga katumbas it 1% ku andang populasyon. Raya hay rong Banga, 1.56% ;Madalag, 1.39%; Tangalan, 1.36%; Malinao, 1.34%; ag Batan ag Lezo nga may tig 1%. Ginhambae it PHO-Aklan nga ro unang tatlo sa mga banwa ngara hay magabaton it award sa pagahiwaton nga Blood Olympics nga mga aktibidad sa probinsya. Samtang, ro Aklan Blood Coordinating Council (ABCC), nga gintukod sa pagsuporta sa National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP) it Department of Health, hay nagpangako nga magbulig sa pagmentena ag pagsustinir sa ha atenar nga 1% nga koleksyon it dugo. Ginhambae ni Megs Lunn, presidente it ABCC, nga ro council hay magabulig sa banwang Kalibo ag Libacao sa paghiwat it mga MBD nanda. Ku 2017, ro Kalibo hay nakakolektar eamang it 75 units sa target kara nga 842 ukon 0.09%, samtang ro Libacao hay owa gid it koleksyon. Ro iba pang banwa nga owa naka abot it .50% nga koleksyon hay pagabuligan man it council agud magtaas man ro andang koleksyon. (JSC/VGV/PIA6 Aklan)

Aklan attains 1% blood collection target

KALIBO, Aklan, Jan. 17 (PIA6) -- The province of Aklan attained for the first time its targeted 1% blood collection representing 1% of the province’s total population, days before 2017 ended. Based on records from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) here, Aklan’s 2017 total population is 600,348. 1% of this is 6,003, while actual blood units collected reached 6,053, bringing the blood collection percentage to 1.01. As in previous years, blood collection activities in the province were spearheaded by the Philippine Red Cross in coordination with various health organizations and volunteers. Major sources of collected blood through Mobile Blood Donation (MBD) activities were the local government units (55%); Private organizations, (23%); Walk-in donors (9%); agencies, (10%); schools (2%); and religious groups (1%). Six Aklan municipalities were also able to attain their blood collection target corresponding to 1% of their respective population. These are the towns of Banga, which was able to collect 1.56%; Madalag, 1.39%; Tangalan, 1.36%; Malinao,. 1.34%; and Batan and Lezo, 1% each. PHO-Aklan said top three of these municipalities will be awarded during the Blood Olympics activities of the province later this year. Meanwhile, the Aklan Blood Coordinating Council (ABCC), which was formed in support of the National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP) of the Department of Health, vowed to help maintain and sustain the attained 1% blood collection of Aklan. Megs Lunn, ABCC President, said the council targets to assist Kalibo and Libacao towns in their blood collection activities this year. In 2017, Kalibo was only able to collect 75 units out of its 842 target or 0.09%; while Libacao had no collection at all. Other towns which had attained less than 50% of blood collection will also be assisted by the council in order to have higher collection this year. (JSC/VGV/PIA6 Aklan)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Boracay tourism earns P56B in 2017

KALIBO, Aklan, Enero 7 (PIA6) - The island of Boracay generated a total of P56,147,744,220.60 in tourism receipts last year, according to the Aklan Provincial Tourism Office. The “tourist-spend”receipts in 2017 increased by 14.83 percent as compared to the 2016 figure of P48,895,469,783.40. The said earnings came from the 2,001,974 tourists the island received in 2017; surpassing the two million target. APTO record showed that the 1,052,976 foreign and 42,060 overseas Filipino tourists from January to December 2017 were able to spend a total of P38,781,844,608.00 in Boracay. Meanwhile, the 972,994 domestic tourists spent about P17,365,899,612.60 for the whole year of 2017. Chinese comprised the biggest number of foreign tourists on the island last year at 375,284; followed closely by Koreans at 356,644; and Taiwanese at 40,802. Also included in the top 10 list of foreign nationals who visited the island were tourists from United States of America with 22,648 arrivals; Malaysia with 20,585; United Kingdom 17,416; Saudi Arabia 15,944; Australia, 15,365; Russia, 14,074; and Singapore, 9,897. The local tourism office targeted 2.2 million tourist arrivals in Boracay this year. (JSC/SQP/PIA6 Aklan)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

News Feature: How Aklan "Queens" plan to combat HIV-AIDS People

KALIBO, Aklan, 6 December (PIA6) -- They are tall than the average female, wearing six inches or more high heeled sandals, which added more to their height. All long-haired, slim and long-legged, they all looked like your typical beauty contestants as they strut on stage in their festival costumes, swimsuit, and evening gowns. Actually, they are members of Aklan’s LGBT group and on November 30 at the ABL Sports Complex, Kalibo, Aklan, the twenty (20) of them competed with each other for the title “Queen of Aklan”, the beauty search among Aklan’s most beautiful and talented gay community members who would serve as advocates or spokespersons for the province’ fight against HIV AIDS. The “Queen of Aklan” search was conceptualized by the Butterfly Brigade, a group of gay men in Aklan who has committed to help in the information education campaign on HIV AIDS in the province by arming the public with enough knowledge through information and entertainment, according to Robbie Bastareche, Chairperson. Almost all municipalities in Aklan had representatives in the beauty search, with Kalibo having the most number. Most of the candidates used “screen” and catchy names when they introduced themselves to the audience at the start of the contest. After a grueling 3-hour pageant, the candidate from Altavas, Susan Margaret Garcia, clinched the Queen of Aklan title, who, right after hearing she was the winner, ditched her long wig and had the crown placed on top of her bare head, because she said she is just being true to herself. At 46, she was the oldest candidate in the contest. Completing her court were the candidates from Numancia, second runner-up; from Boracay Island, first runner up; from Kalibo, Aklan, LGBT Queen Tourism; and Malinao, Aklan, Queen for Gender Equality. In the question and answer portion, the top 5 contestants were asked on how they would treat the issue on the stigma of HIV AIDS while doing their advocacies. The following day, three of the winners – Garcia, Queen of Aklan; Asia Adriana Ybarra of Malinao, Aklan, Queen for Gender Equality, and Cristina Cassandra Ibarra of Numancia, Aklan, showed up at the province’ program at the lobby of the Provincial Capitol in observance of World AIDS Day. The three were all in supporting the cause of stopping or curtailing HIV AIDS through various strategies. For Queen Susan Margaret Garcia, she said she is strongly committed to share what she knows about HIV-AIDS to the public depending on the type of audience she will have on a case to case basis. On the other hand, Asia Adriana said that as a fashion designer, she could help in the advocacy campaign and at the same time raise funds for the cause, by having her collection of gowns sold, and organizing a fashion show, proceeds of which will be donated to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) to augment the funds for advocacy campaigns. Meanwhile, Cristina Cassandra committed to give her 100% support in the fight against HIV AIDS. “Let us open our eyes to stop HIV AIDS, before HIV AIDS closes our eyes”, she said. Records from the Provincial Health Office here show that from June 1986 up to August of this year, Aklan has listed a total of 126 Persons Living With HIV-AIDS in the province. Of these number, 91 are asymptomatic while 35 are on HIV AIDS conditions. 91 of these are males while 35 are females. The PHO said of Aklan’s 17 municipalities, only the town of Libacao have no recorded HIV AIDS cases.(JCM/VGV PIA6 Aklan)

Aklan, 3 towns bag EXCELL awards

KALIBO, Aklan, Dec. 28 (PIA6) - The province of Aklan and its three municipalities had swept awards in the recently conducted Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Awards at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City. The EXCELL Awards is the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s award program for the local government units to recognize municipalities, cities and provinces for their efforts in instituting good governance in their respective communities. According to DILG-Aklan Information Officer John Ian Vic Guarino, the said award program is conceptualized as a continuing project of the DILG VI for best managed local governments in the region showcasing their achievements in governance, administration, social services, economic development and environmental management initiatives. In the said EXCELL Awards, Aklan was named as the Best Performing Province in Western Visayas; that was likewise recognized as champion both in the Excellence in Administrative Governance and Excellence in Social Governance categories; and first runner-up in Excellence in Economic Governance. For the first to third class municipality, Kalibo bagged the first runner -up for the Best Performing Municipality; and named champion for Excellence in Administrative Governance and Best Practice in Administrative Governance. Meanwhile, the town of Malinao got the second runner-up for the Best Performing Municipality for the 4th to 6th class municipality; recognized as first runner up for Excellence in Administrative Governance, Excellence in Social Governance, and Excellence in Economic Governance. Malinao was also the Excellence in Environmental Governance second runner-up. Also in the same municipality class, Tangalan was a nominee for the Best Performing Municipality and was able to get the 2nd place in the category of Excellence in Economic Governance. (JSC/SQP/PIA6 Aklan)

'Urduja' damages in Aklan reach P96M

KALIBO, Aklan, Dec. 29 (PIA6) -- The province of Aklan suffered a total of P96,110,284.60 in damages due to Typhoon Urduja which struck Aklan December 16 of this year causing floods, landslides, heavy rains and strong winds, which also damaged houses in two western municipalities. The damages were most pronounced in the western side of Aklan particularly in the towns of Buruanga and Malay, based on the final Damage Assessment Report of the Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council dated December 27, 2017. Infrastructure listed the biggest damage, which reached P70,935,000.00 while the agriculture sector suffered P8,625,284.60, and lifelines - P70,935,000.00. Totally damaged houses were 45, while partially damaged reached 1,027. Malay town had 25 totally-damaged houses while Buruanga had 16. On the other hand, Buruanga had more partially-damaged houses with 768 than Malay, which had 251. Affected persons reached 71,330 belonging to 15,063 families. Buruanga’s damaged in agriculture reached P1,841,487.60 while Malay had P987,200.00 in agri damages. Other towns which reported damages in agriculture included Banga,with P517,500.00; Ibajay,P3,564,193.00; Kalibo, P555,500.00; Libacao,P370,968.00; New Washington,P570,000.00; and Tangalan, P218,436.00. Towns which reported damages on infrastructure were Buruanga, with P14,710,000.00; Libacao, P850,000.00; Malay, P53,075,000.00; and Tangalan, P2,300,000.00. Buruanga reported P16,275 damages on its public utilities. The town of Buruanga was the only town which reported damages on its lifelines, which reached P275,000.00. There were no reported deaths and missing persons in Aklan due to the typhoon onslaught but 6 were reported injured – with 3 from Buruanga, 2 from Malay and 1 in Nabas. Eight (8) towns out of Aklan’s 17 towns had no damage report submitted to the PDRRMC. (VGV PIA6 Aklan)

Aklanon News: Ika 10 nga Negosyo Center igalunsar sa Aklan

KALIBO, Aklan, Disyembre 9 (PIA6) -- Igalunsar it Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) iya sa probinsya it Aklan ro ikanapueo kara nga Negosyo Center sa banwa it Buruanga. Ro paglunsar hay pagahiwaton sa Disyembre 11 sa covered court it Poblacion Buruanga, suno kay DTI-Aklan OIC Provincial Director Ma. Carmen Iturralde. Ro pag establisar it Negosyo Center sa Buruanga nga ginatuwangan it DTI ag gobyerno lokal it Buruanga hay tuyo nga mag-asister sa mga Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) agud pamayad-ayaron, ag improbahon pa gid ro lokal nga produkto it Buruanga agud makasukoe sa kumpetisyon paagi sa mga training, pagpayo nahanungod sa negosyo ag pagturo kanda kon ano pa gid nga mga ahensya ro makabulig kanda. Dugang pa gid kara, ro mga Negosyo Center hay tilipunan para sa DTI ag sa mga kabanwahunan ag mga pribado nga sektor sa pagpaeumo it pag negosyo ag pagsiguro nga ro mga MSMEs hay makabuoe it bulig una mismo sa andang lugar. Agud magbaskog ro relasyon sa tunga it DTI ag Buruanga sa pagsustinir it proyekto, sangka pagpirma it Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) ro pagahiwaton man sa paglunsar. Iga representar ro Buruanga ni Mayor Concepcion Labindao, nga una nga maga abi abi sa mga bisita sa pangbukas nga programa, samtang si OIC PD Iturralde hay magatao it overview it Negosyo Center. Si John guidon dela Cruz, Co-chair it Aklan Provincial Micro, Small and medium Enterprise Development Council (PMSMEDC) ro magapahayag man it pagsuporta sa Negosyo Center sa Buruanga. Imbitado man sa paglunsar ag ginaeauman nga magatao it mga mensahe nanda sanday Rebecca M. Rascon, DTI 6 OIC Regional Director, Vice Governor Reynaldo M. Quimpo, Governor Florencio T. Miraflores, ag Congressman Carlito S. Marquez. Pagasundan ro pagpirma it MOA it sangka Group Consultation/Talk sa P3 ukon Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-Asenso itLezo ag IBON nga mga multi-purpose cooperatives. Magahiwat man it meeting idto ro PMSMEDC sa Buruanga sa agahon sa pagtao pa gid importansya sa pagahiwaton nga paglunsar it Negosyo Center. (JSC/VGV/PIA6 Aklan)

Aklanon News: Aklan may ginaplano nga programa para sa mga pumueuyong nagamasakit

KALIBO, Aklan, Disyembre 5 (PIA6) -- May ginaplano ro gobyerno probinsyal it Aklan nga sangka sistema it programa nga mabuligan eagi ro mga nagamasakit pero owa it mga kwarta nga mga Aklanon nga hibueong ag may ikabakae sa andang mga kinahangeanon kon sanda hay kinahangean nga i-confine. Raya hay paagi sa sangka espesyal nga ID system, suno kay Governor Florencio T. Miraflores, ag ana ra nga ginpahisayud sa ginhiwat kurundaya eamang nga pag-obserbar it World AIDS Day sa lobby it Provincial Capitol Building. Ginhambae ni Governor Miraflores nga ro ID system hay igatao sa mga nagakalisod nga mga Aklanon nga una sa listahan it National Household Targeting System (NHTS) nga higamit nanda kon sanda hay magpakonsulta ag magpabueong sa Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital (DRSTMH), ro provincial hospital it Aklan. Suno kay Governor Miraflores, kaeabanan sa mga nagakalisod nga mga Aklanon nga nagaadto sa ospital hay owa it mga kwarta, ngani hay mabahoe gid ra nga bulig kanda bangud paagi sa ID card, eagi-eagi sandang makabuoe it P5,000 nga bulig. Ro bulig-pinansyal ngara hay magahalin sa gobyerno probinsyal it Aklan. Ginsugid man ni Miraflores nga ro pagbulig ngara hay mabuhay eon nga gina-obra sa probinsya pero raya nga ginaplano hay magapadali sa pagtao it bulig. Paagi kara, ro mga pasyente hay indi eon mag-adto sa Provincial Capitol agud magpangayo it bulig, mag-adto dayon sa Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office ag i-refer man dayon sa barangay captain, ay rayang mga tikang hay nagapabuhay sa pagpangayo it bulig, suno sa gobernador. Indi eon dayon kinahangean nga maglinya ro mga pumueuyo ngara sa pagpangayo it bulig, dugang pa ni Governor Miraflores. Kon mag guwa man ro mga tawo ngara sa hospital kon mayad eon hay indi man sanda ra magbayad bangud sa “No Balance Billing” man nga programa it gobyerno. Samtang, ro gobernador, sa kapareho man nga okasyon, hay nagpanginbulahan sa mga nagdaeaog sa Queen of Aklan Search nga ginpangunahan it Butterfly Brigade agud hipaeapnaag pa gid ro paghisayud it publiko nahanungod sa HIV-AIDS. Ro mga nagdaeaog, sa pagpanguna ni Susan Margaret Garcia it Altavas, nga imaw ro nakabuoe it korona, hay nagtambong man sa World AIDS Day nga selebrasyon it probinsya. Gindayaw sanda ni Governor Miraflores sa andang papel sa pagtapna it HIV-AIDS. Suno kana, importante gid nga tapnaon ro HIV-AIDS, ag nagpaabot man imaw it pagpasalig nga ro Gobyerno Probinsyal it Aklan hay nagasuporta gid sa kawsa it pagduea it HIV-AIDS sa probinsya. (JSC/VGV/PIA6 Aklan)

Aklan guv mulls unique assistance scheme for sick indigents

KALIBO, Aklan, Dec. 3 (PIA6) -- The provincial government of Aklan is planning to design a system to help indigent and sick Aklanons going to the provincial hospital get immediate treatment as well as financial relief through a special ID system. Aklan governor Florencio T. Miraflores shared this plan during the province’s observance of World AIDS Day at the lobby of the Provincial Capitol Building December 1. Miraflores said the ID system will be provided for Aklanon indigents who are on the list of the National Household Targeting System (NHTS) which will be used when these people seek consultation and treatment at the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital (DRSTMH), Aklan’s provincial hospital. Saying most indigent Aklanons going to the hospital have no money with them, the governor said the scheme will be of help to these people because with the use of the the card, a patient will immediately get P5,000 financial assistance just by swiping the card. The financial assistance will be provided by the provincial government. Miraflores said this practice of assisting indigents had long been going on, but the planned scheme will make things easier for the beneficiaries. “Through this, the patients will no longer go to the Provincial Capitol for assistance, proceed to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), and then referred to the barangay captain”, he said. The governor added that the present practice delays the financial assistance. “If they need financial help, they need not line up anymore”, he said, stressing that this new program will take care of the province's indigents, who currently are also enjoying the “No Balance Billing” scheme when they get discharged from the hospital. Meanwhile, the governor, in the same occasion, congratulated the winners of the Queen of Aklan Search initiated by the Butterfly Brigade to further generate awareness on HIV-AIDS. The pageant winners, led by Susan Margaret Garcia of Altavas, Aklan, who clinched the crown, graced the World AIDS Day celebration of the province. Governor Miraflores commended them for being ambassadors in stopping HIV-AIDS. He said it is very important to arrest incidents of HIV-AIDS, and gave his assurance that the Provincial Government of Aklan is always supportive of the cause in eradicating HIV-AIDS in the province. (JSC/VGV/PIA6 Aklan)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

ASEAN meetings in Boracay successful, peaceful, says PNP

KALIBO, Aklan, 23 February (PIA6) -- The ASEAN meetings held in Boracay Island from February 13-21 were successful and peaceful, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP). In a radio interview, Police Regional Office 6 spokesman Police Sr. Supt. Gilbert Gorero said no negative incidents happened during the meetings. Security in the island had been tightened even before the ASEAN meetings for the safety of delegates with forces deployed at airports, jetty ports, highways, billeting areas, and the surrounding seas. The PNP said the deployment of thousands of police and other force multipliers in the island is a usual standard preparation for national events. As of this writing, the Task Group Boracay ASEAN 2017 team organized by the Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) specifically for the summit is still in Boracay Island to secure the safety of ASEAN delegates who remained for a few days in the island with their families. Meanwhile, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ASEC Charles Jose, in another radio interview, revealed that some foreign ministers who attended the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting Retreat expressed their interest to come back to Boracay together with their families in the future for their vacation. ASEC Jose was in Boracay Island during the duration of the ASEAN meetings and held a briefing with the media on the progress of the meetings together with DFA Undersecretary Enrique Manalo. Media briefings/press conference were held by the DFA at the media center located at Alta Vista Hotel in Boracay, while the meetings were held at Shangrila Resort and Spa. From February 13-21, three ASEAN meetings were conducted in Boracay – the 23rd Meeting of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting Retreat, and the ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers Meeting. (VGV PIA6 Aklan)

Eight Aklanon students to receive IWAG Award

KALIBO, AKLAN, Feb. 24 (PIA) – Eight graduating students in Aklan who performed well in the field of development communication through their school publications are set to receive this year’s IWAG award. The IWAG Award is a yearly incentive scheme designed by the Philippine Information Agency in Region 6 to give recognition to campus paper writers who excel in development communications and related fields, including academic performance. Of the eight awardees in the province, three are college graduating students while five are graduating high school students. Among the college awardees are: Darwin T. Tapayan of The Forum of the Northwestern Visayas Colleges; Raffe E. De Juan of The Aklan Collegian of the Aklan Catholic College; and Zeus Bryan V. Nicolas of Eamigas of the Aklan State University – Banga campus. High school Iwag Award qualifiers are: Chloe S. Reynaldo of Scholar’s Gazette and Ivanne Jopert A. Idorot of Pahayagang Iskolar, both from the Regional Science High School for Region 6; and Mary Erlyn I. Ricarto of The Garcian High of Garcia College of Technology Tech-Voc High School. Other awardees are from Linabuan National High School namely: Mica Relor MeƱez and Kate Lyzell C. Motus of publications The Viewfinder and Pagsip-eak, respectively. The awardees of the said recognition will be given each a special medal and citation, preferably during the school’s graduation or recognition day. (JCM/SQP/PIA Aklan)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Aklanon News: 2 nga Negosyo Center sa Aklan igalunsar

By Venus G. Villanueva KALIBO, Aklan, June 19 (PIA6) -- Daywang ka Negosyo Centers kon siin ro sambilog hay igabutang sa Ibajay ag ro sambilog hay sa Altavas iya tanan sa Aklan ro igalunsar sa buean ngara it Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sagunson sa Hunyo 27 ag 28. Sa Ibajay, igabutang ro Negosyo Center sa Tourism Center sa Poblacion, Ibajay samtang ro sa altavas hay igabutang sa Altavas Public Market. Ro mga Negosyo Center ngara hay may daea man kada isaea nga NegoCart, kon siin igabutang ro mga pinasahi nga mga produkto it kada banwa pareho ku mga pagkaon ag iba pang himo mismo sa banwa. Ro daywa nga Negosyo Center ngara hay kadugangan sa hauna eon nga habutang sa Kalibo nga makita makaron sa DTI-Aklan nga ginlunsar ku Abril 24, 2015. Sambilog pa ro ginaplano nga igabutang sa Malay nga mahimo matukod antes matapos ro dag-on ngara. Suno sa DTI, ro pagbutang it mga Negosyo Center sa mga probinsya, siyudad ag mga banwa sa nasyon hay sambilog sa mga mayor nga ginatanyag it Go Negosyo Act ukon Republic Act 10644 nga ginsalaye ku Hulyo 15, 2014. Pagagamiton ro mga Negosyo Center sa pagpatigayon it maeumo nga pang negosyo ag pagpasilitar it daean para sa mga Micro, Small ag Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Kon bukas eon, magatao ro Negosyo Center it mga serbisyo sa pagrehistro it negosyo, mga payo pang negosyo ag pagtao it mga impormasyon hanungod sa negosyo. Ro Provincial Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (PSMEDC) ro mangin “coordinating ag oversight body” para sa mga Negosyo Center. Sa pagahiwaton nga paglunsar, sanday Mayor Ma. Lourdes Miraflores it Ibajay ag Mayor Denny Refol it Altavas hay maga abi abi sa mga bisita samtang ro mga mensahe hay ipaabot nanday DTI 6 OIC Regional Director Rebecca Rascon; Aklan Vice Governor Gabrielle Calizo-Quimpo; Governor Florencio T. Miraflores ag Rep. Teodorico T. Haresco. Ro Overview it Negosyo Center hay igapaabot ni Ma. Carmen Iturralde, DTI-Aklan Provincial Director. Pagahiwaton dayon ro Unveiling ag Blessing it Negosyo Center ag NegoCart pagkatapos it pagpirma it sangka Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) sa tunga it DTI ag mga nasambit nga local government units. (JSC/VGV-PIA6 Aklan)

Aklanon News: PHO ginpabaskog ro kampaya kontra dengue hara nga tig-oeu-an

By Sheila Q. Patoza KALIBO, Aklan, Hunyo 20 (PIA6) – Sa pag-umpisa it tig-ueo-an kung siin ro dengue ginaekspektar nga gataas, ro Provincial Health Office iya ginahikayat nga mangin maid-id sa paglimpyo sa anda nga palibot ag ipaigting ro mga aktibidadis sa pagtapna it pagkalat it sakit. Sa isaea ka media interview, si Dr. Cornelio Cuachon, Jr., provincial health officer I, naghambae nga kada tig-ueo-ean, ro dengue hay sa ana nga pinakamataas nga pag-abo. “Kung basehan ro pattern ku 2015 pattern, ro pag-abo it kaso it dengue nag-unpisa sa mga buean it Hunyo, Hulyo, Agosto ag Setyembre nga kung siin sa hara nga buean ro narekord nga may pinakamataas nga kaso it dengue nga may 214 ukon 7 ka kaso kada adlaw,” hambae ni Cuachon.. Si Dr. Cuachon nag-apela man sa publiko nga iparaktison ro 4S - strategies, ra ginakampanya it Department of Health nga epektibo nga pamaagi sa patapna ag pagduea it dengue. Ro nauna nga S – ro Search and Destroy, ginahikayat ro kada panimaeay nga mangin malimyo sa palibot, usuyon ag gub-on ro mga ginapamaeayan it namok paagi sa pag-uea it tubi nga nakapundo sa sa mga lata, tansan, botelya ag sa mga kapareho nga mga bagay. “Ro pika-rule hay ro mga nakakaya nga mga sueodlan hay ipaku-eob gid ukon butangan it hugot nga takop,” dugang nana. Ro mga flower base man hay islan it tubi maski nubo sambilog ka beses sa is aka semana, hambae man ni Cuachon. Isaea pagid nga pamaagi sa pagtapna it dengue hay ro Self-protective measure kaparehas it paggamit lotion nga kontra sa angkit it namok, pagsuksok it may mahaba nga manggas, medyas ag saywae. Ro DOH ginarekomenda man ro Seek early Consultations sa pinakameapit nga klinika ukon hospital kung ro tawo hay may sobra daywa adlaw nga eagnat ag may pantal-pantal. Ro Health Department ginaindian gid ro self-medication. Say no to Indiscriminate fogging ro pang-ap-at nga S. Ro fogging hay ginagamit eamang kung may epidemic ukon outbreak sa isaea ka lugar. Samtang, ro anti-dengue vaccine hay iya eon sa Pilipinas ag ku Abril it hara nga dag-on ro first dengue vaccination sa pampubliko nga eskuylahan hay ginhiwat sa Region 3, 4A, ag National Capital Region. Sa probinsya it Aklan, suno kay Cuachon, ro dengue vaccines hay uwa pa sa mga pampubliko nga ospital ag health unit, pero hara hay ina eon sa mga pribado nga mga klinika sa tatlo ka injection nga may an-om ka buean nga pae-at-pae-at kada pagpabakuna kung siin hara hay nagabalor it P4000-4500 kada dosage. (JSC/SQP-PIA6 Aklan)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Aklanon News: Kaso kontra China bangud sa maritime dispute naga-kaangot sa laye

Joselito Edwin R. Ramos MANILA, Hunyo 7 (PIA6) - - Gina uman-uman it sangka opisyal it palasyo nga ro hueag it Pilipinas para isaka ro kaso kontra sa China sa Permanent Court of Arbitration sa the Hague hay naga kaangot sa laye. Gina kwestyon it Pilipinas ro ana it mga Intsik nga territorial claim ku South China Sea sa andang petistyon sa korte it United Nations sa idaeom ku UN Convention on the Law of the Sea o UNCLOS. “ro gin pasaka nga petisyon it Pilipinas sa Permanent Court ofS nga kung siin ro Pilipinas hay sambilog sa 166 nga mga pungsod nga nag-ratipika ku nasambit nga kasugtanan,” hambae ni Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. it Presidential Communications Operations Office o PCOO sa Radyo ng Bayan ku Domingo. “Ro patikang it Pilipinas hay padayon nga naga ani it suporta halin sa naga kasari-sari nga nasyon sa bilog nga kalibutan,” duang pa ni Coloma, bilang reaksyon sa mga balita nga paga balewala-on it China ro decision ku korte it UN. Si Rear Admiral Guan Youfel it national defense ministry it China, nga idto sa Singapore sa pinaka mabahoe nga Asia security summit hay naghambae nga ro arbitration hay illegal. “Para simple, ro arbitration case hay sumobra sa jurisdiction ku arbitration bangod ro away sa territorial ag sovereignty hay indi puede nga mangin subject sa arbitration. Ngani, ginapanan-aw namon ra nga illegal ag indi kami mag partisipar o kun magbaton kara,” suno sa Intsik nga opisyal sa sangka interview ku Sabado. Ginasaligan nga ro Permanent Court of Arbitration hay magapabor sa raya nga kaso sa madali nga panahon. Ginaduso it UN Charter ag International Law ro matawhay nga pag-ayos ku raya nga problema pinaagi sa dayalogo. Ro UNCLOS man hay magarespeto sa desisyon ku mga partidos kung paalin husayon ro indi pag hilobot ngara. (JSC/JERR-PIA6 Aklan)

DENR: Aklan not an illegal-logging hotspot

By Venus G. Villanueva KALIBO, Aklan, 10 June (PIA6) -- The province of Aklan is not an illegal logging hotspot. This is based on the anti-illegal logging parameters and the actual incidents over the last 15 months, according to Merlene Aborka, Development Management Officer V/Chief Technical Services Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here, as recorded in the Aklan Provincial Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force Report (APAILTF). Aklan’s standing as of now is based on the actual situation from January to June 2015, July to December 2015 and January to March 2016. From January to June 2015, DENR-Aklan recorded a total of 9 apprehension incidents/seizure of illegally-transported forest products (lumber) coming from alienable and disposable lands in 5 municipalities – Batan, 2 incidents involving 476.81 board feet from planted species for personal purposes; Kalibo, 1 incident involving 447.03 bd. ft. from naturally grown trees; Altavas, 3, involving 1,461.29 bd. ft. from planted species for personal purposes; Lezo, 1, 189.00 bd. ft.; naturally grown species and Numancia, 1, with 2,526.60 bd ft., naturally grown species. Nine (9) incidents of apprehension/seizure of illegally-transported forest products from alienable and disposable land were also recorded from July to December 2015 in 6 Aklan municipalities, with the biggest haul from Nabas with 2,467.99 board feet; Malay, 1,903 bd. ft.; Ibajay, 1,619.55 bd ft.; Buruanga, 309 bd. ft.; Makato, 306.40 bd. ft and Lezo, 79 bd. ft. The period from January-March 2016 recorded 9 minor incidents of apprehension-seizure of illegally transported forest products (lumber and charcoal) coming from alienable and disposable lands in 7 municipalities, with Madalag involving 949.42 bd. ft.; Ibajay, 558 bd. ft.; Malinao, 232.70 bd. ft.; Makato, 100 bd. ft. and Numancia, Tangalan and Kalibo involving apprehensions of a total of 58 sacks of charcoal. Based on the parameters on illegal logging hotspot, a certain locality (municipality or province can be considered as illegal logging hotspot when there is several to many incidence of confiscation in commercial quantity of illegally cut, gathered, transported including possession of forest products from the natural and residual forest, government reforestation projects including from private lands without permits. According to the DENR, commercial quantity of forest products can be qualified in terms of volume of which at least 1,000 board feet in case of lumber or an equivalent gross volume of 2.35 cubic meters for log. Illegally cut/gathered, possessed plantation species should have a minimum volume of 2,000 board feet and 9.00 cubic meters for plantation logs. Aborka bared the status of Aklan as a non-illegal logging hotspot during the PIA-Aklan hosted radio program over RMN-DYKR where she was invited as guest, to discuss activities and programs of DENR-Aklan in celebration of World Environment Day (WED) and Environment Month this June. (JCM/VGV PIA6 Aklan)

Aklanon News: Aklan bukon it sangka 'hotspot' sa illegal logging, suno sa DENR

By Venus G. Villanueva KALIBO, Aklan, Hunyo 11 (PIA6) -- Bukon it sangka illegal logging “hotspot” ro probinsya it Aklan. Raya nga estado hay base sa anti-illegal logging “parameters” ag ro mga aktwal nga insidente ku nagtaliwan nga 15 buean, suno kay Merlene Aborka, Development Management Officer V/Chief Technical Services Division it Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) nga nakabutang sa listahan it Aklan Provincial Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (APAILTF) nga report. Ro sitwasyon it Aklan makaron hay angot sa aktwal nga sitwasyon halin ku enero hasta Hunyo it 2015, Hulyo hasta Disyembre it 2015; ag Enero hasta Marso 2016. Halin ku Enero hasta it Hunyo 2015, naka lista ro DENR-Aklan it 9 nga pagdakup ag pagkumpiska it mga produkto nga illegal nga ginbiyahe halin sa limang ka banwa – Batan, 2 nga insidente nga hadakpan it 476.81 nga board feet it kahoy nga mga tinanum para sa personal nga pag gamit; Kalibo, sambilog (1) nga insidente kon siin 447.03 bd. ft. ro imbolbado halin sa mga natural nga nagtubo nga kahoy; Altavas, 3, may 1,461.29 nga bd. ft. halin sa tinanum nga mga puno para sa personal nga pag gamit, Lezo, 1, ag 189.bd. ft. nga natural nga nagtubo, ag Numancia, sangka kaso, kon siin may 2,526 bd. ft. nga imbolbado nga natural nga ginpatubo. Siyam (9) man nga mga insidente it pagpangdakup ro halista nga mga illegal nga ginbyahe nga mga kahoy ku Hulyo hasta Disyembre 2015 halin sa 6 nga mga banwa – kon siin ro pinakaabu kara hay sa Nabas nga may 2,467.99 board feet nga imbolbado; Malay, 1,903 bd. ft.; Ibajay, 1,619.55 bd. ft.; Makato, 306.40 bd. ft. ag Lezo, 79 bd. ft. Ro halin mat-a it Enero hasta Marso it 2016 hay nakalista it 9 nga menor nga mga insidente it illegal nga pagbyahe it kahoy ag uling halin sa mga “alienable/disposable” nga mga eugta sa pito (7) nga mga banwa – Madalag nga may 949.42 bd. ft.; Ibajay, 558 bd. ft.; Malinao, 232.70 bd. ft.; Makato, 100 bd. ft.; ag Numancia, Tangalan ag Kalibo nga nakumpiskahan it 58 nga sako it mga uling. Base sa “parameters” sa illegal logging hotspot, ro sangka lugar, munisipyo man ukon probinsya hay ma konsiderar nga illegal logging hotspot kon may una nga pila ukon abu nga mga insidente it pag kumpiskar sa komersyal nga kaabuon it illegal nga ginpukan, gintipon, ginbyahe ukon ginahuptan nga mga produkto it kagueangan halin sa mga natural ag “residual” nga mga kakahuyan pati sa mga pribado nga lote nga owa it mga permiso. Suno sa DENR, ro komersyal nga kaabuon it mga produkto hay matan-aw sa kaabuon kon siin may una dapat nga 1,000 bd. feet kon kayoy ukon may katumbas nga gross volume nga 2.35 cubic meters kon torso. Ro mga illegal nga pinukan ukon gineanggari nga kahoy hay dapat may minimum nga kaabuon nga 2,000 board feet ag 9.00 metros para sa mga torso sa plantasyon. Ginpaabot ni Aborka ro estado it Aklan bilang sangka bukon it hotspot sa illegal logging sa programa it Philippine Information Agency-Aklan sa estasyon it RMN-DYKR kon siin imaw hay nangin bisita agud ipahisayud sa publiko ro mga aktibidades ag proyekto it DENR-Aklan sa pag selebrar it World Environment Month (WED) ag Environment Month sa buean ngara it Hunyo. (JSC/VGV-PIA6 Aklan)

Aklan is disaster-prepared - PDRRMC

By Sheila Q. Patoza KALIBO, AKLAN, June 12 (PIA6) – The province of Aklan is prepared and ready to disaster management and operations this rainy season, the Aklan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) said. According to PDRRMC Officer Galo Ibardolaza their office has 24-hour on duty personnel monitoring the weather situation, and ready to respond to any kind of emergency or disaster. “It is a Standard Operating Procedure of the PDRRMC and all of the Municipal DRRMC here in the province to monitor everyday the weather especially during this rainy season or the southwest monsoon wherein occurrence of typhoons are probable,” Ibardolaza said. Water level sensor in bridges of Madalag and Mobo is also monitored 24/7 to supervise the critical level of water in Aklan River. The monitoring enables the DRRMOs give early warnings to their respective areas of responsibilities, which allow the community to prepare, he added. “The province is investing more on giving early warnings to the people because if the typhoon or the disaster strikes, you could not stop it anymore, what is needed is to lessen the impact of the disaster for being prepared, like loss of lives,” the PDRRMC chief said. Response capability of each municipality is also strengthened; the responders are equipped with necessary skills and equipment for efficient and effective rescue operations. The coordination of every MDRRMC, according to Ibardolaza contributes to the preparedness of the province. On May 30, the first coordination meeting of all MDRRMC in Aklan was conducted wherein the housing of Aklan Disaster Managers Association (ADMA) was established together with its constitution and by-laws. “The meeting was also a venue of exchanging good practices, ideas, suggestions and offering hands to municipalities that need help; and with the established association in the province, disasters management is also strengthened,” Ibardolaza added. The conducted Rescuelympics in Aklan according to PDRRMC Chief revealed the readiness of the province for disaster and calamity rescue operations in terms of equipment and responders’ capabilities and abilities. Meanwhile, the PDRRMC reminds the public not to take for granted the onset of rainy season as based on the weather forecast of authorized agencies here or even of other countries; the impact, strength and duration of El Nino will also be the same to that of La Nina phenomena, which is expected to hit the Philippines. (JSC/SQP-PIA6 Aklan)

Aklanon News: Aklan preparado sa pag-abot it kalamidad ag disaster - PDRRMC

By Sheila Q. Patoza KALIBO, AKLAN, Hunyo 13 (PIA6) – Preparado ag handa ro probinsya it Aklan sa disaster management ag operations sa pag-abot it tig-ueo-ean, hambae it Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) iya. Suno kay PDRRMC Officer Galo Ibardolaza ro anda nga opisina may nakaduty it 24 oras nga nagamonitor it tyempo ag haum nga magaresponde sa anuman nga emerhensya ukon disaster. “Standard Operating Procedure it PDRRMC ag tanan nga mga Municipal DRRMC iya sa probinsya nga magmonitor adlaw-adlaw it tyempo kapin gid kung tig-ueo-ean ukon habagat kung siin hara man ro tyempo it pagbagyo,” hambae ni Ibardolaza.. Ro water level sensor sa tulay it Madalag ag Mobo hay gina-obserbahan 24/7 para mabantayan gid ro kritikal nga lebel it tubi sa Aklan River. Tungod sa pagmonitor, ro mga DRRMO makatao it mga early warnings sa anda nga mga nasasakupan, para makapreparar ro komunidad, dugang nana. “Ro probinsya mas naga-invest sa pagtao it mga early warnings sa mga pumoeoyo dahil kung ina eot-a ro disaster ukon bagyo hay indi eot-a ron mapunggan, ro kinahang-ean hay ro paghagan-hagan sa epekto it disaster kung ro publiko hay handa, para maiwasan ro pagkaduea it kabuhi,” hambae ku hepe it PDRRMC. Ginpabaskog man ro response capability it kada munisipyo; kung siin ro mga nagaresponde hay may kakayahan ag may kagamitan para sa episyente ag epektibo nga rescue operation. Ro koordinasyon man it kada MDRRMC, suno kay Ibardolaza nakakabulig sa pagkapreparar it probinsya. Ku nagtaliwan nga Mayo 30, ginhiwat ro nauna nga coordination meeting it tanan nga MDRRMC sa Aklan kung siin gintukod ro Aklan Disaster Managers Association (ADMA) kaibahan ro consitution and by-laws. “Ro meting hay nangin lugar man sa pagbaylu-baylu it mga good practices, ideya, suhestiyon, ag pagtao it nakaigong bulig sa mga munisipyo nga gakinahang-ean man it bulig; ag tungod sa pag-establisar it hara nga asosasyon, mas mapabaskog pa gid ro disaster management iya sa probinsya,” dugang ni Ibardolaza. Sa ginhiwat nga Rescuelympics sa Aklan suno sa PDRRMC Chief nagpakita it kahandaan ro probinsya sa disaster ag calamity rescue operations pinaagi sa kagamitan ag kapasidad ag abilidad it mga nagaresponde. Samtang, ro PDRRMC nagpahanumdum man sa publiko nga indi pagbalewalaon ro pagsueod it ta-ueo-ean dahil base sa weather forecast it mga ahensya iya ag sa guwa man it nasyon, ro igo, kabaskugon, ag kabuhayon it El Nino hay kaparehas man sa La Nina phenomena, kung siin ro Pilipinas hay gin-ekspektar nga maigo. (JSC/SQP-PIA6 Aklan)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Subject: Aklanon News: DENR, may mga aktibidades para sa Environment Month

KALIBO, Aklan, Hunyo 2 (PIA6) -- Ro Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) iya sa probinsya it Aklan hay may nakalinyada eon nga mga aktibidades sa pagselebrar it World Environment Day (WED) sa Hunyo 5, ag Environment Month sa buean ngara it Hunyo. Ginsugid ni DENR-Aklan Chief Information Officer Arren Rubi sa ginpatigayon nga meeting it Aklan Public Information Officers Association (APIOA) kurundaya eamang nga pila sa mga aktibidades kara hay rong pagbisita sa mga estasyon it radyo para sa pagpahisayud it mga aktibidades angot kara, pagpananum it kahoy sa Hunyo 25, National Arbor Day, pagsaueog it ika 29 nga anibersaryo it pag krear it DENR, pagpadungog sa mga katuwang it DENR sa pagprotektar sa palibot sa Hunyo 30, ag ro paghiwat it “Search” para sa “Best Nursery” nga gina-mentenar it mga People’s Organizations (POs). Ro mga nurseries ngara hay imaw rong ginabue-an it mga inugtanum nga mga kahoy it DENR para sa National Greening Program (NGP). Magapanupod man ro DENR it mga titulo it eugta sa idaeum ku ana kara nga Handog Titulo nga programa, ag magatutok man sa kampanya kontra sa Illegal Logging sa probinsya sa bulig it mga katuwang kara nga Philippine National Police (PNP) ag Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Ro WED hay gina selebrar kada ika 5 it Hunyo sa pagtuga sa publiko it paghisayud agud magpatigayon it positibo nga aksyon sa pagprotektar sa palibot ag sa planeta. Ro tema para sa WED hay “Go Wild For Life” suno sa United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Ro buean it Hunyo hay gindeklarar nga Enviroment Month, kon siin ro DENR ro nagapanguna kara nga nagapamuno nga ahensya sa paghiwat it sari-saring mga aktibidades. Ro tema para sa Environment Month sa dag-on ngara hay “Go Wild For Life, Combat Biodiversity Loss#GreenEnvironmentGawingForever”. (JSC/VGV-PIA6 Aklan)