Monday, August 10, 2009
Police Regional Director Jaime Milla personally conferred the Medalya ng Kadakilaan award to Director Plaza, Police Chief Inspector Manuel Jimenez, Police Senior Inspector Ronaldo Plaza, Police Senior Inspector Rowena Martinez and PO3 Eugene Capablanca on Monday during the awarding ceremony at the BCPO grounds.
Another award on Medalya ng Kasanayan was also awarded to Police Inspector Remedios Terte, SPO4 Demetrio Castolo Jr., SPO4 Emilio Andales, SPO3 Mario Lavadia, SPO2 William Hangad, SPO1 Benjie Albert Peteros, SPO1 Richard Gorme, PO3 Allan Joville, PO3 Edencio Belar III, PO3 Noel Cres Buque, PO3 Joie Michael Reyes, PO3 Bernardo Abian, PO3 Jelio Mendoza, PO3 Jonathan Basil, PO2 Gary Morgadez, PO2 Virgilio Loquite, PO1 Ralf Buna, PO1 Harvey Forsuelo, PO1 Jepone Gido and PO1 Jeziereil Sabaricos.
“Your higher-ups will always recognize good jobs; it needs recognition, congratulatory activity and a tap on the shoulder. Ang galing mo Boy, keep it up, continue with your work,” said Police Regional Director Jaime Milla in his speech.
However, Milla reminded everyone that the PNP organization will not tolerate any wrong doings or cases of involvement in illegal activities and cited the most recent incident of two CIDG-Surigao police tagged in kidnapping case where they are now facing sanctions and are feared of facing dismissal if proven guilty by the court.
He also ordered the members of the Butuan City Police to intensify campaign against criminalities especially on the petty and street crimes.
Meanwhile, City Police Director Joseph Plaza said he is confident in the campaign saying “It is an honor and a pleasure for me to work with this fine team.”
The awarding ceremony offers an opportunity to congratulate policemen, their hard work, courage and dedication, that they are being recognized for their exemplary performance in the line of duty. (Jocelyn E. Morano)
DENR Secretary Lito Atienza made the announcement during the multisectoral consultation on streamlining the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) system procedures held recently at the DENR Social Hall in Quezon City, saying that proponents will no longer be required to secure tree cutting permits so as not to delay the issuance of their environmental permits. But, instead, said Atienza, they will be issued tree balling permit to enable them to transplant the trees in other areas.
“We are making it clear that we will not allow any cutting down of trees to give way to any development project anywhere in the country, even those covered by environmental compliance certificates (ECCs), mining permits or any other construction and development permits for that matter,” Atienza said.
“From now on,” explained Atienza, “project developers and proponents must design their projects in accordance with the position of the trees in the area.” However, should clearing the area could not be avoided, Atienza said that the affected trees shall be transferred to other areas through tree-balling.
In the consultation meeting, Atienza proposed a reduction in the number of days allotted for the processing of ECC and certificate of non-coverage (CNC) by removing the unnecessary requirements and restrictive rules that block the flow of investment into the country.
At the same time, he also announced the strengthening of the Department’s capability in monitoring environmental compliance of projects by securing the active participation of NGOs, people’s organizations and other stakeholders in multipartite monitoring teams that will be established for each project.
According to the DENR chief, who is also a staunch supporter of pro-life movement, trees, like human beings, must be preserved and sustained. “For me, the life of a tree is like a life of a human being which must be preserved as long as it can be preserved and sustained. To cut down a tree is similar to executing a human being.”
Atienza stressed that the move not to issue tree cutting permit is aimed not only to preserve every single tree in the country but also to facilitate the issuance of environmental permits to attract more local and foreign investments.
“Part of the proposed streamlined procedures, project proponents will no longer be required to secure tree cutting permits so as not to cause any delay in the issuance of environmental permits,” said Atienza.
During the consultation meeting attended by representatives of industry associations, non-government organizations, academe, media and other stakeholders, Atienza presented the proposed policy reforms that would reduce the processing period for ECC from six months to 20 days to one month, and the CNC from three weeks to one day.
Atienza was quick to add, however, that the simplification of the EIS procedures was meant not only to reduce the processing time; it was also designed to strengthen accountability, improve efficiency, remove opportunities for corruption and to promote transparency for sustainable development.
He likewise stressed that the adoption of the policy reform will not in any way sacrifice environmental protection and care. He said, “President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo fully supports the streamlining of DENR procedures but this should not sacrifice environmental protection and care.” (DENR13RPAO)
Yesterday morning, City Councilor Randolph Plaza, City ENRO Alexander Alaan along with members of the City Mobile Group led by City Police Director Joseph Plaza blocked the Team at Barangay Taguibo to prevent them from passing the area.
It was learned, that Agusan del Norte Multi-Sectoral Team failed to coordinate with the LGU of Butuan, that raised city official’s suspicions as to the motives in going to Anticala instead of concentrating its investigation in San Antonio, RTR.
HERNIE BAGASLAO/ Correspondent
Kini ang gibutyag ni Lt. Col. Efrain S. Oropel, ang Camp Commander atol sa gipahigayon nga press conference bag-ohay pa lamang didto sa Public Information Agency (PIA 13) .Kauban sa opisyal sila si Major Eduardo T. Abaño, hepe sa Division of Real Estate sa 4ID PA, sa Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City ug Capt. Aldrich M. Uayan, sa Judge Advocate General Office (JAGO) gikan sa Campo Evangelista.
Sumala pa ni Lt. Col. Oropel nga ang pagdeklara sa 48.6 ektaryas isip “Military Reservation Area” gihimo pa ni kanhi Presidente Manuel L. Quezon niadtong tuig 1936, ubos sa Presidential Decree No. 113.
Sumala pa niya may napirmahan nga “Memorandum of Agreement” tali sa mga settlers kaniadto nga tugutan sila sa pagpuyo sa kondisyon nga ang gamiton nilang mga materyales sa pinuy-an mga ga-an ug nga sayon gub-on sa panahon nga gamiton na ang luna sa mga kasundalohan. Apan sukwahi sa napirmahan, gumikan kay daghan sa mga nagpabarug ug balay migamit na sa permanente nga mga materyales
Basi sa kamando-an sa ilang uluhang buhatan, niadto pa untang bulan sa Enero ang paglimpyo sa maong luna pinaagi sa demolisyon. Apan mihangyo ang mga lumulupyo uban na sa mga opisyal sa Brgy. Bancasi pinangunahan ni Brgy. Capt. Marcelino Gondino pinaagi sa usa ka resolusyon nga lugwayan una sila sa pagpuyo ug sila na ang mang-guba sa ilahang mga estraktura.
Sa katapusan sa Agosto, sumala sa opisyal, gawas lamang kon may kamando-an gikan sa ilang uluhan nga buhatan sa pagpalug-way, ipahamtang na gayud nila ang demolisyon sa nahibiling mga estraktura. Karon pa lamang, gihangyo na ni Oropel nga buluntaryong gub-on sa mga lumulupyo ang ilang mga balay aron dili na sila mahasol pa.
Gob. Barbers miduyog sa
Disaster Month Celebration
Sa diskurso nga gipabati ni Gob. Barbers atubangan sa mga katawhan .”Akong gi awhag ang tanang empleyado ug pait na usab ang tibuok katawhang Surigaonon nga atong batunan ang pagpananom sa mga kahoy tungod nakahatag man kini ug dakong tabang sa panahon sa ting-ulan. Gikinahanglan gayud kining mga kahoy sa atong katilingban tungod kay gawas sa isa sa mga tinubdan sa panginabuhi-an, ang mga dagkong kahoy makatabang man aron nga ang katawhan mahilayo sa peligro ug possible nga mga disgrasya sama sa landslides,” nagkanayon si Gov. Ace Barbers.
Nagpasalamat si Gobernador Barbers sa mga kawani sa lalawigan nga misanong sa iya’ng hangyo alang sa pagduyog sa maong kalihukan . Dako ang iyang pagsalig nga ang pagpananum ug kahoy usa sa mga pamaagi nga makatabang ug dako unya sa pagpugong sa kalamidad nga sagad mohamak dala sa masuka anong nga kinaiyahan. Ang maong kalampusan dili mahitabo kung isalig lamang tanan sa gobyerno, gikinahanglan usab ang pagtambayayungay ug ang hiniusang kooperasyon gikan sa tanan. (PGO-Surigao del Norte Media Bureau/ PIA-Surigao del Norte)
In the country, the long-running armed conflicts have adversely affected communities in many parts of the countryside destroying the livelihood that these communities have been used to feed their families.
The arm conflict between the government troops and the communist terrorists have not only resulted to direct hazards from actual combat operation but the indirect effect on the emotional and psychological well being of these civilians.
Many have developed trauma which is manifested in nervousness, sleeplessness, lack of appetite, staring blankly into space, silence, absent-mindedness, recurring nightmares, depression, mood swings, impatience, irritability, withdrawal, drug addiction, and attempted suicide.
Essentially, the country’s economy is getting backward because of unresolved conflicts. Civilians are always at the loss after every arm struggle. They have no other choice than to start from the beginning when they go back to their homes after fleeing for safety.
This has been a long decade problem that the government is trying to resolve—a deep-rooted problem that needs to be addressed. Everyone should be part of this process. It needs a collective effort by the community itself, the military, socio-civic groups, and the Local Government Unit in bringing total development to the countryside. It is not a one-time conflict resolution. But it needs for everyone to support peace-building initiatives that will address the roots of armed conflicts and avoid militarist solutions to the insurgency that only intensify adverse effects on the innocent civilians.
He said to her, “What do you wish?” She answered him, “Command that these two sons of mine sit, one at your right and the other at your left, in your kingdom.”
Jesus said in reply, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?” They said to him, “We can.”
He replied, “My cup you will indeed drink, but to sit at my right and at my left (, this) is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”
When the ten heard this, they became indignant at the two brothers.
But Jesus summoned them and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and the great ones make their authority over them felt.
But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.
Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Two thumbs up.
by: ABDULLAH AI-MAGLOOTH/ AL-WATTAN
Muhammad Al-Maghrabi became handicapped and shut down his flower and gifts shop business in Jeddah after his Filipino workers insisted on leaving and returning home. He says: “When they left, I felt as if I lost my arms. I was so sad that I lost my appetite.”
Al-Maghrabi then flew to Manila to look for two other Filipino workers to replace the ones who had left. Previously, he had tried workers of different nationalities but they did not impress him. “There is no comparison between Filipinos and others,” he says, whenever I see the Filipinos working in the Kingdom, I wonder what our life would be without them.
Saudi Arabia has a largest number of Filipino workers –1,019,577—outside the Philippines. In 2006 alone, the Kingdom recruited more than 223,000 workers from the Philippines and their numbers are still increasing. Filipinos not only play an important and effective role I the Kingdom, they also perform different jobs in countries across the world, including working as sailors. They are known for their professionalism and the quality of their work.
Nobody here can think of a life without Filipinos, who make up around 20 percent of the world’s seafarers. There are 1.2 million Filipino sailors.
So if Filipinos decided one day to stop working or go on strike for any reason, who would transport oil, food and heavy equipment across the world? We can only imagine the disaster that would happen.
What makes Filipinos unique is their ability to speak very good English and the technical training they receive in the early stages of their education. There are several specialized training institutes in the Philippines, including those specializing in engineering and road maintenance. This training background makes them highly competent in these vital areas.
When speaking about Philippines, we should not forget Filipino nurses. They are some 23 percent of the world’s total number of nurses. The Philippines is home to over 190 accredited nursing colleges and institutes, from which some 9,000 nurses graduate each year. Many of them work abroad in countries such as US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Singapore.
Cathy Ann, 35-year old Filipino nurse who has been working in the Kingdom for the last five years and before that in Singapore, sid she does not feel homesick abroad because “ I am surrounded with my compatriots everywhere.” Ann thinks that early training allows Filipinos to excel in nursing and other vocations. She started learning this profession at the age of four as her aunt, a nurse, used to take her to the hospital and ask her to watch the work. “She used to kiss me whenever I learned a new thing. At the age of 11, I could do a lot. I began doing things like measuring my grandfather’s blood pressure and giving my mother her insulin injections,” she said.
This type of early education system is lacking in the Kingdom. Many of our children reach the university stage without learning anything except boredom.
The Philippines which you can barely see on the map, is a very effective country thanks to its people. It has the ability to influence the entire world economy.
We should pay respect to the Filipino workers, not only by employing them but also by learning from their valuable experiences.
We should learn and educate our children on how to operate and maintain ships and oil tankers, as well as planning and nursing and how to achieve perfection in our work.
This is a must so that do not become like Muhammad al-Maghrabi who lost his interest and appetite when Filipino workers left his flower shop.
We have to remember that we are very much dependent on the Filipinos around us. We could die in a slow death if they chose to leave us.
Pero ang pangutana sa katawhan karon nakasayod ba kaha sa mga iligal nga transaksyon ni politiko ang mayor ug ang bishop ? Kon nakasayod man sila mangutana usab ug utro ang katawhan motugot kaha sila nga mag iligal kining maong politico ?
Wala dinhi mahisgoti ang dark horse ni Edel Amante ug Serge Pascual nga si Dongkoy, kay si Dongkoy mas daghan ug bahandi kompara ni Edel Amante ug ni Serge Pascual! Mas dako akong ikahatag sa mga tawo nga bahandi kada adlaw pa! Tubag ni Dongkoy! Unsa man diay panghatag nimo Koy? Numero swertres! Ha! Ha! Ha! Seguro lang gyud Koy nga modaug ka kay kontra nimo daghang kwarta? Kining akong numero sa swertres gihagoan, gibilaran. Kwarta sa akong kontra tinigbasan!!! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Lumad groups in barangay San Isidro who are now evacuating at the town’s municipal gym here have sought assistance from the Diocese Presbyterium headed by Bishop Nereo Odchimar to bring their sentiments to President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo.
Norma Ampis, Tribal Filipino Program of Surigao del Sur (TRIFPSS) Director said in a press statement that the evacuees are hungry with very little ration of food. They are even sleeping on the cement floor with very thin mats to support their backs.
At least 49 families from Upper Oregon in barangay San Isidro, this town, have been in evacuation center since June 18 summing up now to a total of 204 lumad families with 1, 753 individuals, 374 of which are children up to six years old, from the exodus of communities from barangays Diatagon in Lianga, Barangay Buhisan in San Agustin and Barangay Caras-an in Tago who have earlier seek evacuation due to continuing arm conflict.
The Local Government Unit, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine National Red Cross, religious sectors and other socio-civic organizations have already provided assistance to evacuees in terms of food and medicines. But due to inadequate support, evacuees have already decided “to ration their rice supply to only one meal with solid rice per day while having only rice porridge for the other two meals to stretch their supply of rice.”
The evacuees have asked for more food ration while they will be staying in the evacuation center but more importantly, “they wanted peace for them to go back to their own communities so that they can live peacefully and just.”
Ampis and a leader of lumad’s school Alternative Learning System for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV) said, lumads were forced to leave their communities and farms to “escape from the heavy build-up of battle-ready military elements from the 58th and 36th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army since July 18.”
Lt. Col. Benjamin Pedralvez, Jr., 58Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer however clarified that his men are only in the area not for combat operation but for peace and development project of the government under the Kalayaan program.
“We do research and development projects. We determine what the residents need and act on them. In some areas in Surigao del Sur, we have built schools, roads, water systems and even bridges,” he said.
He also emphasized that there was no arm struggle happening in the area that forced lumads to evacuate.
He alleged that the mass evacuation is instigated by ALCADEV.
“ALCADEV coerced the residents of the area to leave their houses because the military will bomb the school and indigenous people’s (IP’s) communities due to the presence of communist terrorists in the area. This is clearly misguiding and misinforming the public so as to taint the image of the military and at the same time spawn chaos,” he added. (With report from Lovely Laudette D. Gamba, PIA-Caraga)
Barobo police identified the victim as Godofredo Bandola Linao Jr., 49, an anchorman of 94.5 FM and the host of “Pamukaw” program of Radyo Natin FM in Bislig City.
Unidentified assailants felled him down with three Caliber .45 pistol bullets hitting him at the various parts of his body and exiting at his back killing him on the spot.
Responding policemen from Barobo Municipal Police Station recovered one slug and four shells of Caliber .45 bullets at the crime scene.
Linao, according to police account was at the vicinity of Bugac Lodge and Restaurant at the time when he was shot. It was also during the festivities of the said place.
He was accordingly seen by some witnesses talking to a certain Jocelyn de Monteverde, owner of the establishment and two of her employees before the shooting incident. Monteverde however, told police investigators that Linao was just an acquaintance and not a regular visitor of her lodge.
Some witnesses also claiming that the armed persons were sighted at a Videoke Bar, waiting apparently for the victim.
An acquaintance also reportedly saying that Linao received a phone call from an alleged friend, telling him to go to Bugac.
An hour later, the victim arrived in Bugac on board his single motorcycle. He was accordingly met and shot by the assailants. His remains was brought to Dollete Funeral Homes, in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur 3:45 A.M. Monday.
The Police Regional Office 13 Task Force Usig took cognizance of the case and is now closely working with the Barobo Municipal Police and the Surigao del Sur Provincial Police Office for the early resolution of the case.
Investigators are now following some leads such as love triangle, personal grudge and other possible motives which could be behind the killing. Police said however, that it is too early to categorically determine the motive of the killing at this point.
Task Force Usig assured the public that everything will be done to bring culprits behind bars and give justice to the broadcaster’s family.
Linao was also reported to be engaged in politics few years back when he ran and lost for a seat at the Sangunniang Bayan sometimes in 2007.
Before serving Radyo Natin he had worked at another radio station in Mangagoy, Bislig City. He was then known for his hard-hitting commentaries especially at local politics.
Linao was the second radio personality shot in the region in a matter of month. On June 25 at 7:30 in the evening, Jonathan Fetalvero, 43, a known local radio personality was also shot on his head. He was taking a sip of liquor at a local restaurant with two other companions when the incident happened. He was rushed to Bayugan New Doctors Hospital but was declared on arrival by the attending physicians.
Police are still facing blank walls on the identities of the assailants.
The vessel almost sank near the Pacific Ocean along San Ricardo shores in Southern Leyte due to rough sea weather condition and strong winds coming from the south west.
According to Petty Officer First Class Michael Romero, the M/v Ocean King II left Lipata port in Surigao del Norte around 12 noon that day heading to Liluan Leyte.
Romero said, the vessel’s Captain Zaldy Agot’s reported that around 3:00 pm as they were approaching the vicinity of sea waters along Balong-Balong point in San Ricardo, the captain noticed sea waters are coming inside the vessels right starboard steering room and the vessel started leaning to the right starboard side.
“To prevent the vessel into a critical situation, the captain decided to dock the vessel on the nearest port in Binit wharf in San Ricardo Leyte. But while on a docking maneuver, the engine got in trouble, so the captain immediately ordered an emergency beaching and started disembarkation of passengers using their 8 life rafts,” he said.
The passengers were then brought to the PPA mini terminal for their temporary shelter.
Romero said, the passengers and crew were all safe. Initially, the local government of Binit is assisting the surviving passengers by providing food while temporarily staying at the terminal, he added.
Coast guard clearing Outpost in Binit are also assisting the passengers and monitoring the M/v Ocean King for any possible oil spillage. It was learned that the vessel is also carrying 13 assorted rolling vehicles.
Romero said they are now verifying the capacity of the vessel to clarify the alleged over loading. The vessel now is located 20 meters away from Binit Pier leaning 80 degrees starboard side.
PO3 Genaro Magsanoc, Assistant Detachment Commander in Liluan Leyte also confirmed the incident due to strong winds and rough sea but assured that the passengers and crew were all safe.
Magsanoc added that the vessel might not be overloaded because the passenger capacity of the said vessel is 331 and the 13 rolling vehicles is only 112.01 tons but still they have to probe further about the incident and assess the vessel’s actual condition.
Butuan, Bayugan on Top
As of press time, there are already 20 positive cases in the region since May 23, 2009. At least five more cases are under observation with pending laboratory results that may add to the number of cases.
Confirmed laboratory results showed Butuan City has now a total of eight cases, Bayugan in Agusan del Sur followed closely with seven cases, another three cases in the province of Agusan del Norte while Surigao City and Surigao del Sur each registered one case. The provinces of Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, and Bislig City on the other hand, remain swine flu free.
CHD Regional Director Leonita Gorgolon in a consultation among school officials said that counting by morbidity since the onset of the dreaded illness starting from the first two recorded laboratory confirmed A (H1N1) cases on June 21-27, there was a lull of just two weeks from June 21-July 4 when another case was added during the period of July 5-11. The following week, cases suddenly shot up to seven until it climbs up to 10 cases during the period of July 19-25.
“This sudden rise of “swine flu” cases in a matter of days is already a cause for alarm, though compared with other regions, ours can still be considered “less alarming,” she said.
The lady director however clarified that they are doing everything to contain and limit the spread of the virus.
Just recently, school administrators decided to suspend classes at all levels in Agusan National Highschool (ANHS) starting Tuesday (July 28) until August 6 following two confirmed case involving third year high schools.
Dr. Gerna Manatad, Regional Epidemiologist explained that the cancellation of classes was implemented for students to observe self-quarantine.
Health authorities are now currently investigating and doing contact tracing. Close contacts of the positive students including classmates and faculties were already instructed to do self-monitoring of symptoms at home and to report immediately if they become ill.
ANHS has more or less 9,000 students. School officials and health authorities feared the virus may spread fast as the school is thickly populated.
At least 19 students have earlier manifested flu like symptoms and were immediately subjected for swab test to determine possible infection of the deadly influenza, says School Principal Peter Esterioso.
Meanwhile, the Gorgolon appealed to students and school staff of ANHS to temporarily avoid going to malls and other crowded areas during the period of class suspension.
Last week, classes of private Rainbow school were also suspended after a second case involving a teacher of the earlier reported 9 year old positive three weeks ago. Classes were also suspended in Noli High School and Agusan del Sur Pilot Laboratory School in Bayugan, Agusan del Sur following a confirmed case from a student whose name is withheld for anonymity reason.
This week, the City Health Office is also monitoring the flu-like symptomatic students of Agusan Institution of Technology.
Since May 23, 2009, the CHD has monitored a total of 50 Cases Under Observation (CUO’s). Laboratory result shows 20 were positive, 24 were negative, five with pending laboratory result, and one case positively linked to a confirmed A (H1N1) case.The CHD reiterated that the best precautionary measures to prevent from infection are frequent hand washing, proper cough manners, avoid close contact with sick people, stay at home if sick, avoid crowded places if possible and boosting one’s immune system.
This was pointed out by Caraga PNP Chief CSupt. Jaime E. Milla in a press forum right after the culmination rites of the 14th Police Relations Month.
Milla said that as a part of the national transformation program, the process of taking out the “bad eggs” of the police force is still very much in place. These few are the parts of the force which give the negative image of the PNP which may always linger in the minds of the public.
He assured that a larger part or the majority however, are doing a good job and are performing their jobs well. He said that personnel who were proven to be guilty of wrongdoings, abusive and were involved in some shady dealings were either arrested or restricted in their camps, investigated and were afforded their due process. If they were found guilty, they will be facing both criminal and administrative charges.
Even those erring police officers and personnel whose complainants, for one reason or another had either backed out or had failed to show up and pursue their cases, it will still be determined by his leadership if they had been found wanting in their functions. Those who were found to be so, he said, were sanctioned to undergo their so-called “Cadet Training” where they had to be re-trained at the PNP Scout training camp at Santiago, Agusan del Norte for 45-days as their refresher course.
The training, according to him, will refresh them of what policing is all about. Included in the same training, according to Milla, are those officers and personnel of the police stations who were harassed by the enemies and were not able to resist. The trainings will be aimed to strengthen their attitude and their will to fight.(Hermie Bagaslao)
Rodrigo Ariar, Philhealth provincial head of Surigao Del Norte, explained that a Philhealth card given to a single family would usually benefit five members of the household. “So, if we multiply 34,000 by 5, we simply have 170,000 people as direct beneficiaries of the health care program of Cong. Jun Romarate”, Ariar concluded.
Ang mga suspek naila nga sila si Nestor Betonio,40, Francisco Furton,52, mga residente sa Brgy. Agusan Pequenio , Danny Lantafe,36, residente sa Brgy. Limaha ug Bonifacio Dumo,53, Brgy. Baan polos sakop sa dakbayan sa Butuan ug gikataho nga sakop sa Mindanao Alliance Forces Incorporated ( MAPI) nga matud pa pondok nga nanakop sa mga iligal nga negosyo ilabi na sa mga kahoy nga molusot sa kadalanan.
Sumala sa report ang tropa sa Central Police Precinct ubos ni Supt. Joseph Boquerin u gang Eastern Police Precinct ubos ni PSI Ronaldo Plaza ilalom sa superbisyon ni City Director Joseph Plaza miresponde sa mga reklamo gikan sa mga negosyante nga nakaabot sa ilang buhatan nangayo ug ayuda aron masumpo na ang gihimo nga pagpangilkil ngadto kanila gikan sa mga nag checkpoint sa kadalanan..
Niadtong petsa 29 sa Hulyo karon nga tuig mga alas 2 :00 sa sayong kaadlawon ang hiniusa nga pwersa sa kapolisan naghimo ug entrapment operation didto sa Brgy. Baan National Hi-way sakop nning syudad. Ang nahisgutan nga operasyon miresulta sa pagkasikop sa mga suspetsado.Kaso nga robbery with extortion ang gihikay sa polisya batok ngadto sa mga suspetsado.
Nagkadaiya nga kalihukan ang gipahigayon sa dakbayan sulod sa kapin sa semana nga pagselebrar . Apil na niini ang prosesyon sa patron sa Agusan River nga si Santa Ana,lumba sa mga baroto sa suba, lain laing mga sports competitions, symposium, konserto sa musika, Mega Job Fair, Search for Little Miss Butuan, pagkatkat sa Mt. Mayapay,misa pasalamat,pagduaw sa lubong ni kanhi Kongresista Marcos Calo nga maoy giila nga amahan sa Butuan, cheerdance competitions ug taposon kini sa employees light nga tak-opan sa mga fireworks display pagka gabii . Alayon niining maong kasaulogan gideklara ni Presidente Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo ang Agusto 2 matag tuig nga usa ka Special Non-working holiday alang sa dakbayan sa Butuan.
Ang maong pondok gitawag nila nga Rosario Tribal Association Incorporated. Matud pa ni Engr. Ocite nga katuyu-an nila sa pag mugna niini mao ang panaghiusa sa mga lumad sa ilang lungsod ug ang pagmugna sa mga programa nga makahatag sa maayong kaugmaon sa ilang kaliwat apil na usab sa dili mga lumad apan anaa nagpuyo sa nahisgutang lungsod.
Sa pagkakaron hinat hinay na nilang natagamtam ang prohektong panginabuhi-an (Livelihood), Reforestation ug edukasyon alang sa mga edaran nga gustong makakat-on sa pagbasa ug pagsulat (Letteracy program).
Gipasabot ni Engr. Ocite ngadto sa mga ginsakopan nga ang mahayag nga kaugmaon dali ra makuptan kon ang tawo husto sa edukasyon. Hinoon dako usab kayo ang pasalamat sa mga katawhang lumad sa lungsod sa Rosario ngadto sa ilang pangulo tungod tungod usab sa kay adunay tawo nga ilang madoolan ug madangpan panahon sa ilang panginahanglan.
Sabay niini gihinabi sa mga tigbalita si Engr.Bobot Ocite,kon iyaha ba nga dawaton ang hagit sa mga lumad nga mosulod siya sa politika aron hingpit sila ga matabangan niini kon siya na ang maghupot sa renda sa pang goberno sa ilang dapit apan matud pa niya nga wala pa sa iyang plano sa pagkakaron ang pagsulod sa politika dako na nga kalipay niya nga makatabang sa iyang mga kaliwat ug ingon man sa ilang pagsalig kaniya nga maoy mangulo sa ilang kahugpungan.( Dods Bolambot ,Bureau Manager – Sanfranz,Agsur)
Water is one of nature’s most important gifts to mankind. It is very essential to life. Survival of human being depends on drinking water. Without it, everything suffers. A simple cooking needs water. Sanitation and personal hygiene, and other basic things we do needs water. We cannot even imagine how long can we stay without water. Our cells itself is composed mainly of 65-90% of water.
Many watershed areas have already been contaminated which ended to the sacrifice of the surrounding community.
But is drinking too much chlorinated water safe? While chlorination kills harmful microorganisms in the water, epidemiological studies have also found that risk for bladder cancer, colon cancer, and rectal cancer increases with the length of life time one drinks chlorinated waters.
Against Government Employees
1. Refusal to accept application and/or request within the prescribed period or any documents being submitted by a client;
2. Failure to act on an application and/or request or failure to refer back to the client a request which cannot be acted upon due to lack of requirement/s within the prescribed period;
3. Failure to attend to clients who are within the premises of the office or agency concerned prior to the end of official working hours and during lunch break;
4. Failure to render frontline services within the prescribed period on an application and/or request without due cause;
5. Failure to give the client a written notice on the disapproval of an application or request; and
6. Imposition of additional irrelevant requirements other than those listed in the first notice [of disapproval] under Rule VI.
The Implementing Rules of this ARTA also provide that for second offense, the guilty government frontliner shall be punished with three months suspension without pay; and for third offense, dismissal and perpetual disqualification from public service.
Citizens should report any such offense to the concerned head of agency, or to the Civil Service Commission at 09185134278, or to the Ombudsman, Alvarez Street, Davao City.
Let us help the government eradicate graft and corruption. Be vigilant and report the violations.
Tinoud lang kining tagsulat mitambong sa Mayor‘s Forum sa opisina sa Mayor ning syudad sa Butuan.Mao pa kini ang una kong pagtambong sa Mayor‘s Forum…. Wala ako magdahom nga ingon niadtong mahitabo. Usa ka tawo nga motubag sa mga pangutana sa media nga kanunay masuko og manginsulto sa nangutana mahitungod sa problema sa tubig…Sa sinugdanan ,ako nagatuo nga ang maong tawo mao‘y Presiding Officer, apan akong nakita si Mayor Boy Dako nga nga naglingkod ug naminaw sa mga lantugi atubangan sa iyang lamesa…Wala madugay akong nailhan ang maong tawo nga siya diay si Roger Patanao…3 ka mga issues ang gilantugian: Illegal mining, Illegal nga pagbuhat /pag -ayo sa kalsada sulod sa watershed ug illegal nga pag-pamutol sa mga kahoy hinungdan sa kanihit sa tubig sa atong syudad…Kini si Roger Patanao kunuhay, siya ang nagpresentar sa mga lumad/tribo nga anaa nagpuyo sa Brgy.Anticala paingon ngadto sa Brgy.San Antonio RTR…Ako‘y gibati og kaulaw sa mga insulto kasaba nga gihimo ni Roger Patanao ngadto kang Engr.Anselmo Sang Tian ug sa pipila ka sakop sa Board of Directors sa Butuan City Water District,Sa pipila ka taga media ug sa uban nga mosagbat sa mga pangutana kalambigitan sa problema sa tubig.
Unsa ug kinsa man diay kini nga tawo ? Atubangan sa Mayor mangasaba, manginsulto. Gisugo ba siya sa Mayor sa pagbuhat sa ingon?Kung wala siya sugoa sa Mayor : Nganong wala man siya badlonga ? Pangutana sa uban nga nakatambong !...Kung adunay mosulti sa Mayor nga maayo ang ginabuhat ni Roger Patanao atol sa maong tigom. Makahatag hinuon sa dugang kadaot sa mga Plaza.Ang tinuod lang“Nasayod na ang katawhan nga illegal ang pagbuhat/pag-ayo sa kalsada sa watershed.Dapat ipahunong kini ug ipadakop sa Mayor ang nagbuhat sa mga illegal,kay ang Mayor adunay direkta nga gahom gikan sa katawhan.Kana kung walay tinagu-ang tuyo sa pagbuhat ug pag-ayo sa kalsada ang Mayor… Moaksiyon gyod ang Mayor niini dili ba Dongkoy? “Moaksiyon gyod kung mutuo mi sa mulo sa mga katawhan,” PERO kung si Roger Patanao tuhoan sa akong Agaw ? Ipahunong Kaha ?
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Butuan – Kids from urban barangays compete in the first ever Larolympics held at city hall grounds, sponsored by the City Sports Office headed by Councilor Randolph Plaza in partnership with the Anak TV Foundation- Quezon City.
Childhood games like patintero, tumbang preso and pikô were played purposely to create awareness of today’s generation the fun and really enjoy life as children.
In his speech, Councilor Randolph Plaza encouraged children to indulge games played before by parents but is lost in today’s generation because most kids are hooked in playing computer games.
Anak TV Foundation Trustee Ms. Elvira Go said, “Ipagsigawan natin ang Larolympic ay para sa mga Filipino. Shout it to the world that we Filipino can do a game without spending so much.”
Players from barangay Tandang Sora bagged the championship prize for Piko in tsikiting and bagets division.
Barangays Maon and Holy Redeemer won in the patintero tsikiting and bagets division, respectively.
Barangay JP Rizal on the other hand, bags the tumbang preso championship both in tsikiting and bagets division.
Anak TV Foundation also awarded medals to 4 Most Valuable Players for Butuan City namely Mark Dau, Rhea Dau from Barangay Maon and Clyde Salise and Kareen Dalamo of Barangay Holy Redeemer.
After Butuan, the Anak TV Foundation will proceed to Davao for the Larolympics. Winners from the said competition here will play in the Larolympics Mindanao.
Former Governor and Plaza Matriarch Madame Valentina “ Loleng” Plaza had announced few months ago that she will vouch for former Agusan del Sur Gov. Adolph Edward “ Eddiebong” Plaza for the gubernatorial race in May 2010. The incumbent Governor Ma. Valentina “Tina” Plaza will go for the congressional post in the first district while another daughter, Evelyn “ Bebs’’ Plaza Millana may run in the newly created second district of the province.
With this development, not a few were keen to see a hotly contested political race with his younger brother former governor Eddiebong Plaza, should Congressman Rodolfo Rodrigo “ Ompong” Plaza pursue with his plan for the same post come May 2010 elections.
Should this development push through, then he will be running against his younger brother former Governor “Eddiebong” who is open in saying to the public that he is eyeing a comeback on the same post.
Sources said that everything is in place as far as the two camps are concerned and that political reconciliation for the brothersat present might be an uphill trend considering that the elder “Ompong” Plaza, accordingly has already committed to the barangay captains in the province that he is running for governor.
However , another source from the Provincial Capitol said that only some disgruntled supporters of the Plaza family were making such noise to sow intrigues in the family so that Cong. Ompong may run counter to his family’s wish. “ Di man tingali pud ingon ana si Cong. Ompong nga supakon niya ang desisyon sa pamilya. Gi anunsyo naman ni Mam Loleng kon si kinsa ang mokandidato sa lalawigan ug mao na kadto ang desisyon sa pamilya.” an informant who declined to be identified said.
There are 318 barangay captains in the province and allegedly Cong. Ompong has mustered the majority of these barangay officials.
An informant close to the camp of the congressman said that reconciliation at this point in time seems to be remote between the two. It can be recalled that few months ago, Agusan del Sur Governor Valentina “Tina” Plaza broke into tears during a press forum, while admitting that somewhat like a “political crack up” is occurring within their family.
As the younger sister of the two, it seems that the burden is on her shoulder to mend what seems to be a “political rift” within the family.
Politically however, Congressman “Ompong” Plaza was consistently known to be an opposition stalwart while his younger brother Eddiebong Plaza was also known to be with the pro-administration camp during his term.
Duquez told the media that their personnel were not arrested and showed up at CIDG 13 regional office to explain their side about the controversythat dragged therir names . “Their case is still on the City prosecutor’s level and no arrest warrant has been issued against them yet, so the terms ‘arrested’ or ‘voluntarily surrendered’ cannot be used in their case,” Duquez said..However, according to him both were already disarmed and were restricted within the headquarters premises. They were also required to report to their regional director daily during the duration of their cases.
Duquez assured the public, particularly the people of Surigao that there will be no cover up regarding the said incident and that they have to face the consequences if they have done anything against the law. In fact, he said, their office furnished the provincial police the pictures of their two personnel when they received their request.
According to PO3 Sabacan’s narrative that early on Sunday, a 28-year old lady alias “Annie” came at their office and alleged she was raped by an Indian national who introduced himself to her only as “Rodge.” She said together with her friend Letty (also an alias), were invited by two Indian nationals to go with them for some socializations as they were somewhere along Borromeo St., of the city. Then Letty’s boyfriend accordingly came and fetched her up, leaving Annie alone with the two Indians.
In her complaint, Annie alleged that an Indian national identified as “Rodge” succeeded in sexually molesting her inside the vehicle. When she was able to free herself, she reported to the CIDG Office.
Annie according to Sabacan showed up at their office to file her complaint. . Sabacan said that Annie’s complaint became the basis of their operation. Allegedly, somebody called up Annie informing her that the person they were looking for is in the vicinity of Maharlika. They hastened to the said place, and saw the suspect on board an XRM Motorcycle. They tailed his motorcycle until they reached Sitio Kinabutan, Brgy. Rizal. Accordingly they blocked his way and “invited” him to the CIDG office for questioning. Sabacan said that they properly introduced themselves as CIDG personnel (and not BID personnel as alleged).
Meanwhile ,Rama denied the report they asked the ID card or money from the Indian national. In fact, he said, his cellular phone was always with him and he had done some personal calls. He added that when they reached the newly constructed road at Brgy. Sabang, another Indian national on board a motorcycle blocked their way. He accordingly introduced himself as a policeman and had invited their fellow national to answer some questions at their office, but accordingly, the Indian was able to jump out of the vehicle and had created some commotion.
He said that they were bothered and confused with the developments which followed, particularly when they learned that their asset Celeste was detained for some grave charges and that the police were out looking for them to arrest them.
They were even surprised to find out, according to them, that the one who filed the complaint before the SCPS, who claimed to be the victim and identified himself as Kuldeep Singh Sekhon who is 31-35 years old is much older than the one who introduced himself as “Rodge” to the victim who was 21-22 years old, the one whom they had invited at Sitio Kinabutan.
Investigation of the case is going on. (Herne N. Bagaslao/Correpondent)