Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wanted: IT Technician (Dinagat Islands)

Wanted IT Technician (Dinagat Islands) -- click to apply

· Filipino citizen;

· At least College level or equivalent, preferably with educational background in engineering or any IT/computer-related course;

·Preferably with technical experience;

·Must not be related to any political candidate or member of any political party up to the fourth (4th) degree of consanguinity or affinity; and,

·Must be resident of Dinagat Island: Basilia (Rizal), Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo (Albor), Loreto, San Jose, and Tubajon.



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

News: Smart Bro’s Project gets NTC okay

SMART Broadband Inc. (SBI), a subsidiary of Smart Communications Inc., was given the go ahead of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) last week to operate a more advanced technology involving data communications in far-flung areas that would cost the cellular firm P341.25 million.

Smart, the NTC said, is financially fit to finance the proposed project, particularly the establishment of a data leased channel circuit network service in the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay, Sultan Kudarat, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Dinagat Island and Shariff Kabunsuan.


The frequency bandwidths are essential to SBI’s planned deployment of WiMax, or Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. WiMax is a telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways, from point-to-point links to full mobile cellular type access.

SBI had told the NTC that there are various services that it could offer to the public using WiMax technology operating on the 700MHz. Among the basic services include broadband Internet, voice over Internet protocol, text messaging, and electronic messaging. More...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

News: Suicide Incident in Libjo

On September 16, 2009 at around 11:30 in the morning, Ms. Jean Dialde Sotto, reported to Libjo Municipal Police Station that a female dead body was found hanging inside the room of Mrs. Nery Digman's residence located at Barangay San Antonio, Libjo, Dinagat Islands.

Initial investigation disclosed that the said victim allegedly committed suicide motivated by jealousy from her teenage lover. The remains was brought to Loreto Hospital for post mortem examination. More...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

News: French Wind-Turbine Maker Eyes Projects in RP

IN A bid to help and cater to the country’s thrust of focusing into renewable-energy projects like wind, Vergnet Group of France is looking at entering possible ventures with a number of local power generators.

“We will be selecting a number of islands where we could put up our hybrid wind-diesel power plants,” said Bole, enumerating that his group has identified the islands of Batanes, Dinagat, Lubang, Cuyo, San Jose in Mindoro and Casiguran in Aurora—all of which do not have round-the-clock power service. He estimated that the Napocor-SPUG project might have a power output of around 20 to 30 MW. More...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Video: Dinagat Island

Backpacker paradise. Get it before it is gone! Simple accommodation from as little as usd $2 per night. This video features Dinagat Island situated between the islands of Leyte and Mindanao. A very laid back place to be! The video shows, a journey on a bangka boat from Surigao City to San Jose Island, a fishing village on San Jose Island and our accommodation on Dinagat Island. By Jim S. (LibjoLive.Com)

News: Spain Gives 5 Schools to Caraga

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Jesli A. Lapus flew here recently to receive the ceremonial key for five newly-constructed two-room school buildings donated to the Caraga Region office of DepEd by the Spanish government through its Improvement of the Quality of Primary Education (IQPE) program.

The other donated school buildings, Lapus said, are located in Siargao and Dinagat Islands. (More) (LibjoLive.Com)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

News: Libjo Town Completes 9 Sub-projects Under KALAHI-CIDSS

Hundreds of residents in Libjo, a coastal town in the province of Dinagat Islands rejoiced as nine of its community projects funded last year by the KALAHI-CIDSS Project were inaugurated on April 1, 2 and 3, 2009.

Said infrastructures consist of water system, high school buildings, drainage, health facilities, day care and some hundreds of linear meters of seawall which the residents claimed to be of utmost need in their barangays.

In all of his inauguration speeches delivered in the different recipient barangays, town mayor Lamberto Llamera, Jr. emphasized the stringent but effective processes of KALAHI-CIDSS. He said that through this "tedious" processes, residents who volunteered to work for the project learn and understand how the government worked for its development efforts.

"We have been used to the old system of implementing projects, we love to cut corners to make our projects quick," says Mayor Llamera in Surigaonon dialect. More...

Friday, April 03, 2009

News: ‘Super Region’ Projects to be Completed

Public works officials handling “super region" projects have been given orders to complete their projects by the end of the first quarter of next year. to the complete report....

Mindanao Super Region, which includes the 89.80-km Dinagat Island Road Network (22.41% complete); 10.518-km Iligan City Circumferential Road 3 (1.43% complete); 10.766-km Dapitan-Dakak Road (45.58%); 172.72-km Zamboanga West Coast Road (22.25%); 2.36-km Panguil Bay Bridge (contract for the geotechnical investigation works is under process); 104.93-km Junction Awang-Upi-Lebak-Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (civil works for contract packages 1 and 3 has just commenced and accomplishment is at 4.955 and 0.38%, respectively); 151.88-km Kapalong-Talaingod-Valencia Road, Bukidnon (48.85% complete), and the 89.27-km Hawilian-Salug-Sinakungan Road (80.77%).

Saturday, February 28, 2009

News: New Mountain Rat Found

A NEW species of rat has been found on a mountain in the southern Philippines, the environment department said on Wednesday.

The Hamiguitan batomys, or hairy-tailed rat, is a yellow-brown rodent with a long furry tail. Weighing about 175 grams, it lives 950 metres above sea level in the dwarf mossy forests of Mount Hamiguitan on Mindanao island.

It was discovered in a joint US-Filipino expedition in 2006 that involved experts from the Chicago-based Field Museum of Natural History, the Filipino government agency said in a statement.

The Hamiguitan batomys is related to several other species found in central Mindanao, neighbouring Dinagat island and the main Philippine island of Luzon. But its natural habitat is an area of less than 10 square kilometres, the agency said. More ...

Monday, February 23, 2009

News: DPWH offers 1,424 jobs in Caraga

The Regional 13 office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH 13) in Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga Region) is set to open initial 1,424 job openings today, it was learned yesterday.

The job fair will be opened at the DPWH regional office here at 8 a.m. today and those applicants that will pass the criteria will be deployed in Agusan del Norte, Butuan City, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands, it was also learned.

The DPWH 13 needs civil engineers, foremen, laboratory technicians, heavy equipment operators, masons, steelmen, welders, drivers, auto electricians, carpenters, surveyors and construction workers, it was gathered.

In the initial recruitment, at least 898 job openings are available for Agusan del Norte; 341 in Butuan City; 47 in Surigao del Sur and 138 in Dinagat Islands.

The next batch of job openings will be announced by the DPWH regional office soon.

The DPWH is fast-tracking this month the bidding of P60 billion worth of projects set for implementation during the first half of this year to accommodate more job openings, it was also learned. Read more...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

News: Floods Damage P117 Million in Crops

Disaster officials estimated the damage on infrastructure in Libjo town in Dinagat Island at P2.1 million.

Figures from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here said at least 68,696 people were forced out of their homes when flashfloods hit 341 barangays in 34 towns and four cities in the region last week. More...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

News: 106 Houses Swept Away by Landslides

Some 106 houses were totally destroyed in four provinces in Caraga Region after almost a week of continuous rains that caused swelling of rivers and loosening of the soil in mountainous areas all over the region.

A report from the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) at 9 a.m. today said the 106 houses were totally damaged while another 531 were partially destroyed in the municipalities of Cagdianao, Libjo, San Jose and Tubajon in Dinagat Islands province, Carmen, Jabonga, Nasipit, in the province of Agusan del Norte; Esperanza, Trento, Veruela, in Agusan del Sur; and Alegria and Surigao City, in Surigao del Norte. More...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

News: One dead as Motorboat Capsizes

A woman died while her husband was successfully rescued when their motorboat capsized off the shores of Dinagat Islands early Monday morning, a police official said on Tuesday.

Veronica Pepoy, 52, drowned after big waves tipped off their motorboat off Sitio (sub-village) Janus, Barangay (village) Poblacion in Cagdianao town, said Chief Superintendent Jaime Milla, director of police regional office 13. More...