PIA News Service - Friday, October 31, 2008

Agusan Norte police officers apprehend wanted persons

BUTUAN CITY (October 31) – On Wednesday (October 29) at 6:30 in the morning in Barangay 1, Cabadbaran City, PNP members of Cabadbaran City Police Station led by PCINSP ROLANDO B CUYA arrested the suspect identified as Joseph Mulliet y Navaroza, 40 yrs old, married, jobless and resident of Purok-1, Barangay 1, Cabadbaran City.

Suspect was arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon Judge Nemesio S CaƱete, 4th MCTC Cabadbaran City, docketed under CC number 10782 for attempted homicide with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 12,000.00. Subject person is now detained at Cabadbaran City Police Station for proper disposition.

At around 10:00 in the morning in Barangay Taguibo, Butuan City, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station-1 led by SPO3 Hermigildo Narciso arrested a certain Alipio Samoya, 35 years old, married and resident of Purok-1, Barangay Mahogany, Butuan City by virtue of WOA docketed under CC number 12985 charged for the crime of qualified theft with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 24,000.00 for his temporary liberty issued by Hon Judge Francisco F Maclang of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 3, Libertad, Butuan City. Arrested person was turned over to the issuing court for proper disposition. (PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania, PNP-PRO-13/ PIA-Caraga)



PNP Butuan and Surigao Sur arrest illegal gambling suspects

BUTUAN CITY (October 31) – On Wednesday (October 29) at 7:35 in the evening at Gomez St, this city, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station-1 led by SPO4 Demetrio Castolo conducted operation against illegal gambling. As a result, a certain Roger Solomon (usher), 36 years old, married and resident of Purok-1, Barangay Datu Silongan, Butuan City was apprehended. Confiscated from the suspect's possession were 10 pieces “swertres” tallying sheet; one piece of calculator; one piece of stapler; one piece of ballpen, and PhP 925.00 bet money. Arrested person and seized items were brought to Butuan City Police Station-1 for proper disposition.

Meanwhile, on Thursday (October 30) at 1:00 in the afternoon, a certain Rafael Orcullo, of legal age, married, businessman and a resident of Purok-2, Barangay Poblacion, Barobo, Surigao del Sur reported to Barobo Municipal Police Station that there was a video karera machine left in their house by unidentified person. Personnel from Barobo Municipal Police Station led by SPO1 Canuto Mediana III proceeded to the abovementioned place and recovered/confiscated the said machine and now in the custody of Barobo Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PO3 Rene Boy Ocares Bernaldez and PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania, PNP-PRO-13/ PIA-Caraga)



Cebuano News: Cabadbaran City Puericulture Center nakadawat og suporta gikan sa lokal nga panggamhanan

Nakadawat sa tinuig nga P500,000.00 nga suportang-pinansyal gikan sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa pagpangulo ni Mayor Dale Corvera ang Cabadbaran City Puericulture Center karong tuig 2008. Ang maong pundo igahin alang sa suhulan sa mga empleyado ug sa pagmintinar sa operasyon sa maong center. Samtang mukabat sa P1,000,000.00 nga suportang pinansyal ang ilang madawat sa musunod nga duha ka tuig.

Ang kaakuhan gipatuman ni Mayor Corvera sanglit nakita sa maong opisyal ang panginahanglanon sa serbisyong-medikal hilabi na sa mga kabus niining syudad. Ang center nagahatag sa pinakabaratong balayronon sa tanang serbisyong-medikal niini hilabi na sa pagpaanak. Andam muabag ang kagamhanang lokal aron makalikom kini og hinabang pinansyal nga magagikan sa “local and foreign sources” hilabi na sa natad sa “fund-raising campaign” para sa gikinahanglang mga modernong pasilidad og suplay sa tambal ug uban pa aron sa mas episyente ug de-kalidad nga pag-abag sa pasyente nga nanginahanglan sa serbisyo sa maong center.

Ang kaakuhan usab sa Board of Directors mao ang pagdumala sa kinatibuk-ang operasyon sa Puericulture Center, paghatag og temporaryong puluy-anan sa mga batang nagpangidaron og 0-3 anyos, pagbutang og mga “volunteers” isip dugang puwersa sa center, og ang pagpangita sa mga “prospective donors” nga andam mohatag sa pinansyal nga suporta para sa padayong operasyon niini.

Mahinumduman nga napirmahan ang MOA tali na sa lokal nga panggamhanan pinaagi ni Mayor Corvera base sa SP Resolution No. 2008-144 og ni CCPI President, Mrs. Nieva C. Famador. (Armel P. Lozada, PGO-Cabadbaran City/ PIA-Caraga)



Cebuano News: Purok 5 Barangay Sanghan mapalamdag na sa sugang dagitab

Kapin 115 ka mga residente sa Purok 5 Barangay Sanghan ang nakabaton na sa sugang dagitab human nga napirmahan na ni Mayor Dale Corvera og ni Gobernador Erlpe John Amante ang “Memorandum of Agreement” (MOA). Base sa MOA, ang kagamhanang-lokal sa Syudad sa Cabadbaran mogahin sa pondo P250,000.00 og ang kagamhanan sa probinsya muhatag sa laing P250,000.00 alang sa “energization program” sa Purok 5, Barangay Sanghan. Aron makumpleto ang gikinahanglang pondo nga mikabat sa P700,000.00, ang ANECO mao usab ang motubag sa laing P200,000.00

Ang katumanan sa maong programa nakabase sa “commitment” ni Mayor Dale Corvera og Gobernador Erlpe John Amante base usab sa hangyo sa katawhan sa maong dapit nga makabaton sa sugang dagitab pinaagi ni Kapitan Angelina Racho. Ang nasangpit nga lugar adunay gilay-on nga 4 kilometros gikan sa sentrong bahin sa Barangay Sanghan.

Mahinumduman nga napirmahan ang MOA tali nila Mayor Dale Corvera sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa syudad sa Cabadbaran, Gobernador Erlpe John Amante pinasikad sa SP Resolution No. 2008-146. (Armel P. Lozada, PGO-Cabadbaran City/ PIA-Caraga)



Agusan del Sur Governor unveils children’s situation in the province
By: David M. Suyao, PIA-Agusan del Sur

“I know so well we cannot perfectly prepare the future for you, but I want you to know, we are doing our best to prepare you for the future”.

This is the opening statement of Gov. Maria Valentina “Tina” Plaza when she delivers the State of the Children’s Report yesterday.

According to Gov. Tina Plaza, infant and mother’s mortality rates in 2003 registered 9.21 per 1,000 live birth for infant and 2.54 per 1,000 live birth for mothers, but were reduced to 4.2 per 1,000 live birth and only .89 per 1,000 live birth in 2007, respectively.

“This is also true with cases of malnutrition in the province. In 2003, based on international reference standard, the prevalence of malnutrition in Agusan del Sur registered at 24.44 percent of the weighted children. Ending last year, we only have 16.46 percent malnourished children based on the same international reference standard, with a difference of 7.98 percent,” Gov. Plaza said.

For environmental sanitation, Gov. Plaza said way back in 2003, with the efforts of her predecessors years before, the provincial government have elevated household access to safe drinking water to 74 percent while 72 percent of households are using sanitary toilets. But with the cooperation of the people coupled with the concerted efforts to implement the programs that her late father, D.O. Plaza have started like the WatSan, the convergence development program, spring development, water sampling and treatment of existing water sources for the provision of safe water supply to our people, Agusan del Sur reached up to 77 percent of household with access to safe water supply before 2007 ended. For the program on sanitary toilets, the provincial government have provided toilet bowls to the people specially those in remote areas coupled with massive information campaign with the help of environmental sanitation special bodies and local health board. After the year 2007 ended, the Provincial Health Office have recorded 76 percent of the household are using sanitary toilets. Gov. Plaza added that all these programs are funded by the provincial and municipal government and the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Being one of the largest provinces in the country, Gov. Plaza said geographical location, accessibility to schools and school facilities, financial, and low honorarium of Day Care Workers were issues that hinder good education for the Agusan del Sur children.

“To address the issues the Provincial Social Welfare and Development and the DSWD established Day Care Services in almost all barangays, reaching the remote areas province-wide, while the Department of Education offered pre-school in all elementary public schools, in preparation to proper grade school. When we became recipient of the Country Program for Children in 1999, UNICEF introduced the Early Childhood Care and Development Program which was willingly accepted by the provincial and municipal governments who religiously implemented the program,” Gov. Plaza said.

In order to sustain and strengthen the commitment of day care workers, Gov. Plaza said the provincial government, together with the municipal government and barangay councils provided the teachers with honorarium, salaries and wages, and provided school supplies for day care centers.

The Department of Education also reported improvement in their performance indicators. According to Gov. Plaza, the achievement rate in the elementary level increased, from 58.37 percent in the school year 2002-2003, it goes up to 69.49 percent in school year 2005-2006 and was expected to increase more the following year. The same thru with cohort survival rate, from 49.57 percent in school year 2002-2003 to 54.32 in school year 2005-2006. Drop out rate decreased from 13.57 percent in 2002-2003 to 5.93 percent in school year 2006-2007, while participation rate increased from 72.82 in 2003-2004 to 74.95 percent in school year 2006-2007.

For the secondary level, an increase in the achievement rate was noted because there was a 10.94 percent difference from school year 2002-2003 compared to school year 2004-2005. Another 3.94 percent increase in the cohort survival rate in the same school years while a decrease of 1.24 was also noted in the drop out rate, and participation rate also increased from 37.41 percent in school year 2002-2003 to 40.91 percent in school year 2005-2006, with a difference of 3.40 percent.

Gov. Plaza also said the provincial and municipal governments, down to the barangay level are closely looking into the safety and security of children and women. Every municipal police station had put up children’s and women’s desks that will cater to every problem on exploitation and abuse that will be inflected to every child and woman. All the barangays have also organized the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children in order to address problems concerning the children in their very own community.

“Last October 20, a young governor by the name of Carlito Ranoco took over my seat as provincial governor while the rest of the selected youth also took over the positions of other elected officials and the chiefs of offices. This is because we believe children should experience how to handle responsibilities to have good governance. Because in good governance, malalabanan natin and kahirapan, at maramdaman ang kaunlaran,” Gov. Plaza concluded.