Friday, June 17, 2011

Quiz Bee on disaster risk reduction and climate change set in Tomas Oppus

Quiz Bee on disaster risk reduction and climate change set in Tomas Oppus 
By ES Gorne
Philippine Information Agency
June 17, 2011

SOUTHERN LEYTE, June 17 (PIA) -- In time with its 42nd founding anniversary, Tomas Oppus will also conduct a quiz bee on disaster risk reduction and climate change on June 21 among its highlights in almost week-long celebration this year.

In close coordination with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) consultants and Disaster Preparations in Southern Leyte thru SMS Technology project manager Jason Calva, Tomas Oppus will sponsor a quiz bee together with the participation of at least five secondary schools in the municipality, Disaster Action Team member Edmar Tambis said in a phone interview with Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Southern Leyte.

Tambis said the organizers will prepare a set of 10 easy questions and another set of difficult questions related to disaster risk reduction and climate change issues.

Meanwhile, still in Tomas Oppus, the founding anniversary will highlight on June 22 the conduct of jobs fair under the leadership of Mayor Agustin Rusca Escano, Jr., Tambis, who is also the Public Employment Services Officer (PESO) and tthe Information Officer designate added.

The jobs fair will open job orders for domestic helpers, various engineers, skilled and non-skilled professionals, cook, waiters, nurses, computer related works, among others, Tambis said.

The said job fair will be participated in by overseas agencies such as Mondial Overseas Agency, Uni-jobs Placement Agency, Pacific Mediterranean International Manpower Agency, ASCEND Agency, Phil Employ Services and Resources Agency, East West Placement Agency, NAPTRON and (3) local employers, all based in Tacloban City.

Tambis also reported that said jobs fair will be assisted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) who will look into the livelihood opportunities, job matching, labor problems and others; the POEA will also provide orientation on overseas employment and Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) problems; the National Statistics Office (NSO) will authenticate for the live birth, CENOMAR certifications and others.

While the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will facilitate for the issuance of new or renewal of clearances; the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) will authenticate for the licenses and the new and renewal and application for examinations; and the Bureau of Internal Revenue for the TIN application and tax payments.