Month: July 2013

Provincial Government’s Budget Officers, Accountants Trained on eNGAS

Provincial Government’s Budget Officers, Accountants Trained on eNGAS

by Thelma C. Bicarme – PIA

Some employees of the Provincial Budget, Accounting and Information Technology Offices of the provincial government had undergone a weeklong training on the e-NGAS or the electronic New Government Accounting System (Version 1.2.2) in preparation for its full implementation during the next quarter.

The participants who were divided into three teams namely the interconnectivity, accounting and budget teams were trained on the basic operations of the e-NGAS and how it will be implemented.

They were also oriented on the features of the eNGAS such as accrual accounting, recognition of depreciation, responsibility accounting, project monitoring, enhanced chart of accounts and security control for data integrity.

The training was conducted by some personnel of the Commission on Audit Regional Office composed of Ohnie Ezra E. Palencia as the lead resource person, Ernesto J. Odpaga Jr., Judith Maguigad and Erwin M. Sepanton as assistant resource persons.

Palencia said the eNGAS is a computerized version of the New Government Accounting System which has been developed by the Commission on Audit for installation in all national, local and corporate government agencies to enhance uniformity in the application of government accounting rules and facilitate the consolidation of financial reports.

The system has been designed by the COA to standardize recording and reporting of government financial transactions, consolidate Financial Reports for National Government Agencies (NGAs), Local Government Units (LGUs), and Government Owned &/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), align the government accounting system with International Accounting Standards (IAS) / International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards, etc., and ensure accountability and transparency in government financial management.

Meanwhile, the eNGAS will be fully implemented in the province as soon as the concerned offices will complete the collection and encoding of data like inventory of equipment and facilities, financial transactions and other reports.

QSU Receives Book Donation from OSU

QSU Receives Book Donation from OSU

by Melba L. Baldonado

Building a library collection takes a lot of efforts and much budget, but fortunately, Quirino State College, now Quirino State University, has doubled its library holdings upon receiving the 1,037 boxes of books, VHS tapes, CDs and journals donated by the Ockerman International of Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, through the initiative of the University President, Dr. Samuel O. Benigno.

These library materials were delivered through a 20 cu. ft. container van last October 13 with an estimated number of 10,295 titles (around 30,000 volumes) enough to meet the desired number of titles and volumes required for a university.

The shipment costs P292,339.37; this is still considered very minimal considering the number of volumes, the quality and the recency of the materials received. The University Board Secretary, Mr. Davie Ted C. Dolojan worked for the release of Tax and VAT exemption certificates from the Department of Finance. Such effort reduced the expenses for tariff and other due charges from the Bureau of Customs.

Dr. Herbert W. Ockerman is an Animal Science professor of Ohio State University, an active member to numerous professional organizations and has a passion in collecting books and donating those to libraries. He initiated and coordinated shipment of books around the world including the Philippines. Dr. Ockerman was introduced to Dr. Benigno by Dr. Rupert S. Sangalang, CHED Commissioner and former president of Cavite State University.

University officials, faculty members, staff and the whole studentry were over-whelmed and grateful to Ockerman for the rich resources shared to this institution. These really augmented the scarcity of learning resources and can be shared among the QSU Main, Cabarroguis and Maddela campuses.

At present, said materials are now held at the Main Campus Library in Diffun for technical and mechanical processing.

Moreover, the University regularly receives book donations from Books for Asia Foundation of around 50 titles semi-annually and the Asian Development Bank.

PPOC Joined PNP Quirino’s SAFE 2013

PPOC Joined PNP Quirino’s SAFE 2013

The Peace and Order council members actively joined and participated in the PNPs SAFE Program on January 13, 2013 at the Capitol Gymnasium, Cabarroguis, Quirino.

In preparation with the upcoming 2013 national and local elections, the Philippine National Police, this province, together with all offices under the umbrella of the DILG Family jointly conducted the Prayer rally for a Secured and Fair Election for the year 2013.

Spearheaded by the PNP, all national and local heads of offices were invited, thus actively participated in the said activity. Personnel from the DILG Quirino also participated in the said event.

The rally started with a Walk for Peace at the Q-Life Building, Capitol Compound, Cabarroguis, Quirino at 5:30 in the morning going to the Capitol Gymnasium of the same place where the program was held.

Around three hundred (300) participants joined the event, mostly, uniformed personnel.

Almost all offices were represented. Some local officials of the province and those coming from six municipalities were also present however, noticeably, the new candidates contending for new positions were not around.

The program is made brief as it started with prayer, national anthem, messages from selected officials and highlighted by the signing of Pledge of Unity in support to a SAFE 2013. It concluded with the releasing of white balloons as a symbol of peace.

Inspired by the idea of Pagkakaisa by the local candidates and as a good start to the election period at the local level, the activity marked everyone’s commitment to oneness and has given more meaning to the spirit of peace and order in the Province of Quirino come election 2013. The major sectors of the society were witness to this noble occasion. (SIRMATA)

Diffun Bags Green Banner Award Anew

Diffun Bags Green Banner Award Anew

by Namie A. Biquio

CABARROGUIS, Quirino – for the third year, the municipality of Diffun has again succeeded in maintaining its Green Banner Award being the Most Outstanding
Municipality in the province during Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Plan Implementation (MELPI) for nutrition for 2012.

The MELPI is a management tool used in assessing efficiency and effectiveness of programs and projects for the improvement of the nutritional status of
populace.

LGU Diffun has an overall score of 94.33. It was followed by Maddela with 92.61; Saguday-92.43; Aglipay-91.10; Cabarroguis and Nagtipunan-91.01.

Tina Ramillosa, municipal nutrition officer said the improved nutritional status of the children attributed to the different convergence Government Units
(MLGUs).

There are nine (9) contested activities. Every province have participated the said activities. The following contested activities with their 4-H
contestants and 4-H Municipal Coordinators are as follows:

Activities 4-H Contestants 4-H Municipal Coordinators
1. Rice-Based product Development Contest Renvemark Tomas Telesfora Tomas (Maddela)
2. Livestock and Poultry Processing with Packaging and Labeling Contest Angielyn Dolor Mary Florence Ronquillo (Diffun)
3. Rootcrops kakanin Cooking Contest Shyna Mae Rumbaoa Mary Florence Ronquillo (Diffun)
4. Handicraft Contest Peter Paul Tajudar Pacita C. Tabuac
5. Modified Poster Making Contest Goldwin Jerr Resurreccion Melvine Galasinao (Nagtipunan)
6. Extemporaneous Speaking Contest Marcelino Gagarin Telesfora Tomas (Maddela)
7. OPM Vocal Solo Singing Contest Valen James Basa Teresita Geron (Cabarroguis)
8. Quiz Bee Contest Prince Rainer Domingo Teresita Geron (Cabarroguis)
9. Essay Writing Contest Edgar Abuan Mary Florence Ronquillo (Diffun)

Quirino got 2nd Placer.

Out of nine (9) contested activities, Quirino garnered three (3) Regional winners. They are the following:

Activities Regional Winners 4-H Municipal Coordinators
1. Rice-Based product Development Contest Renvemark Tomas Telesfora Tomas (Maddela)
2. Livestock and Poultry Processing with Packaging and Labeling Contest Angielyn Dolor Mary Florence Ronquillo (Diffun)
3. Quiz Bee Contest Prince Rainer Domingo Teresita Geron (Cabarroguis)

The 3 regional winners are qualified to compete and join he 61st Farm Youth (4H) National Convention with the theme: “Produktibong Kabataan:
Kaagapay sa Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran”. This will be held at Legend Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on June 11-13, 2013 with their 4H Municipal
Coordinator and Namnama A. Biquio, 4H Provincial Coordinator.

Abrasa MPC receives National Gawad Saka Award

Abrasa MPC Receives National Gawad Saka Award

by Jean Rossini Lago

As a way to give honor to the model farmers and fisherfolks who continue to make a difference in the field of agriculture that contributes a lot to its advancement, an annual Gawad Saka contest is conducted nationwide to select the best.

Having been adjudged as this year’s national winner for Gawad Saka Outstanding Small Farmers/Fisherfolk Organization, the Abrasa Multi-Purpose Cooperative as represented by its Board of Director, Chief Executive Officer, Finance Manager and Human Resource Management and Development Supervisor received the award during the 27th year Anniversary of Philrice and launching of 2013 as the National Year of Rice on November 13, 2012 at the Philrice Crop Processing Shed, Philrice Central Experimentation Station, Brgy. Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.

President Benigno Aquino was the guest of the awarding but due to heavy rain, he wasn’t able to come thus represented by DA Secretary Proceso Alcala. In the President’s message, he said “Bukambibig po nila kung gaano kahusay magturo ang mga dalubhasang Pilipinomula sa IRR, UP Los Baños, Central Luzon State University, Philrice, at iba pang Institusyon dito sa Pilipinas. Kapansin-pansin po tayo ang kinikilala nilang guro sa larangan ng agrikultura, pero para bang hindi tayo nakinig sa sarili nating leksyon. Ang resulta; ang mga bansang tinuruan natin, binebentahan tayo ng bigas, habang tayo ay naiwang bumibili mula sa kanila. Nakakabahala po talaga.” With this, he left a challenge to all delegates and every Filipino-Farmer.

Present during the awarding were employees from the Department of Agriculture, Governors and Mayors of the awardees. Our Governor Hon. Junie E. Cua, together with the Provincial Agriculturist, Mr. Pedro Garcia and PAFC Chairman, Mr. Dante B. Tobias joined Abrasa in receiving the award.

25 awardees summed-up the individual and group category for this year’s contest. A project grant and cash prize ranging from P100,000.00 to P1million pesos was given to the winners according to their category.