Pampanga agricultural extension workers’congress held in CSF
OF SAN FERNANDO---Agricultural Extension Workers from different cities and municipalities in the province attended this year’s Pampanga Agricultural Extension Worker’s Congress on September 14 which was spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Pampanga in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Region III.
Dubbed “Kaagapay ng mga Magsasaka sa Kaunlaran,” the said congress aims to strengthen the knowledge of the Agricultural Extension Workers so they can help and assist the farmers by informing them on the agricultural practices and the innovations on farming methods.
In her opening remarks, City Agriculturist Cristina Sangumay stressed the annual gathering serves as a venue to discuss the plans and programs of different agriculture offices in the pr ovi nce.
"Napakainam na kahit sa isang araw lang ay magkita-kita tayo dito sa congress. Tayo po kasi, even in the midst of calamities ay kailangan natin magtrabaho at mag monitor kung ano man yung mga damages para makagawa ng paraan ang gobyerno kung kailangan mag import upang masuplayan ng pagkain ang lahat,” she added.
Sangumay furthered: “Sa pamamagitan nito, nalalaman natin kung ano ang mga programa ng DA ng sa ganon ay aware tayong lahat at pwede nating ibahagi at gawin ito sa ating kanikaniyang lugar.”
In an interview, Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago expressed his gratitude to the Provincial Government of Pampanga for conducting the congress in the city.
He also lauded the efforts and the dedication of the Agricultural Extension Workers for helping the farmers in achieving food security and increasing agricultural productivity.
“Malaki ang naiaambag ng bawat munisipyo sa progresibong paglago ng agrikultura sa ating lugar. Kaya’t nais din ng syudad San Fernando na CAMP
OLIVAS, Pampanga---The Philippine National Police (PNP) clarified yesterday that there is no new directive from the office of Chief PNP, Police Director General Ronald M. Dela Rosa prohibiting members of media from accessing police spot reports.
PNP Spokesperson Police Chief Superintendent Dionardo B. Carlos also clarified that the PNP leadership has not issued a new memorandum on policies and guidelines related to criminal investigation and media relations.
Currently, the PNP is adhering to the existing memorandum issued on February 18, 2014 which conforms to the policies for media relations during the conduct of criminal investigations. Such memorandum clearly indicates there is no prohibition on the access of the public or media to the information from the police blotter.
The PNP observes a policy of rational transparency in all police activities, and of upholding the right of the people to be informed on matters of public interest, Carlos said.
“If there is an on-going follow-up operation and investigation on the incident, some information may not be accessible to the media as it may compromise the results of ongoing operation and investigation,” Carlos explained.
The PNP spokesperson also emphasized the importance of freedom of information for the sake of transparency and accountability.
For instance, the members of media may have to prepare requests in order to access police reports, he said. This is a safeguard to guarantee that official information is released only to responsible persons for a reasonable and lawful purpose.---
camaraderie which are essential keys in a workplace.
“Enjoy this day and grab the chance to bond and know more about your colleagues in the city hall premises,” Yusi added.
For his part, Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago lauded the employees for marking the success of the activity and stressed that this is a good indication of unity among employees.
“It is important that government employees work together towards a common goal because this also reflects their efficiency as public servants,” Santiago sai d.---CSF-CI