11.05.2008

PIA News Service - Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Surigao City Hosts 14th Caraga Business Conference

SURIGAO CITY (November 5) - The City and Provincial Government of Surigao, and the Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be hosting this year’s 14th Caraga Business Conference on November 28, 2008 at Hotel Tavern Surigao, Surigao City. The gathering will bring together the business executives, political leaders and decision makers, and Philippine Chamber of Commerce officers in a day of unity for all Caraganons.

This year’s theme, “Uniting Caraga in These Testing Times”, fosters a challenge to both the public and private sector to enjoin efforts in advancing partnerships in the region during an impending economic crisis in 2009. Main topics are resolving tax-related issues with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and cementing relationships with local government units and their counterpart business community.

Johann Jake B. Miranda, President of the SCCI, said the region-wide business conference normally held before the national Philippine Business Conference in Manila was fittingly held this time in November since the nation is facing a wave of economic crisis in 2009. Appropriately, the highlights of the just concluded 34th Philippine Business Conference (PBC) held last October 20-22, 2008 in Manila, will be disseminated to the conference participants.

To ensure participation from the local government units, the conference organizers sought the assistance of DILG Secretary Ronaldo V. Puno to urge local government officials to join in this undertaking as public-private partnerships will be forged and sealed with a Memorandum of Understanding between each LGU and its corresponding business community.

After this one-day conference, participants will visit Dinagat Island the next day for a tour of San Jose, its municipal capital, to showcase the tourism potentials and investment opportunities of the province.

Caraga is composed of the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur and the newly-created province of Dinagat Islands. The cities of Butuan, Surigao, Bislig, Cabadbaran, Bayugan and the municipalities of Cantilan, Bayugan, Prosperidad, San Francisco and San Jose will be represented by their local officials and business chambers.

According to the National Statistical Coordinating Board (NSCB), Caraga belongs to the poorest of the poor regions and it’s economy still lags behind those of other regions. Caraga is largely dependent on logging and mining operations. (SCCI/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur police officers apprehend illegal drugs suspect

BUTUAN CITY (November 5) – On Sunday (November 2) at 10:40 in the morning, joint elements of 1406th PPMG and Hinatuan Municipal Police Station led by PSINSP Ramonito Bajala while conducting checkpoint at the National Highway of Barangay Bitoon, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur were able to apprehend the suspect identified as Leonardo Doliente Batausa, 24 years old, single and resident of Purok-5, Caramcam District, Mangagoy, Bislig City for having caught on his possession and control marijuana leaves more or less 0.065 grams with estimated value of Php 5,000.00 while on board a passenger motorcycle from Talisay going to Poblacion of said municipality.

Subject person was brought to Hinatuan Municipal Police Station for proper disposition and for filing appropriate charges in court. (PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania, PNP-PRO-13/ PIA-Caraga)


Lingig, Surigao del Sur cops arrest illegal fishing suspect

BUTUAN CITY (November 5) – On Saturday (November 1) at 4:30 in the afternoon at the seashore of Purok-5, Barangay Sabang, Lingig, Surigao del Sur, PNP personnel of Lingig Municipal Police Station led by SPO2 Carcido were able to captured one fishing pump boat and arrested a certain Gerwin Alijandra alias “Lolong” who manned the said boat together with two other companions who evaded arrest upon their landing at the seashore.

Recovered from the boat were fishing paraphernalia such as two pieces catching net; fishing paddle; 10 kilograms of assorted fish and bottle of dynamic materials intended for illegal fishing (nitrate, piston and match sticks).

Confiscated items were brought to the said station for proper disposition and conducted further investigation to identify and arrest the other two fleeing fishermen. Case is now prepared for filing in court. (PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania, PNP-PRO-13/ PIA-Caraga)


Surigao del Norte policemen arrest wanted persons

BUTUAN CITY (November 5) – On Saturday (November 1) at 4:50 in the afternoon inside the cockpit at Barangay Ladragon, Claver, Surigao del Norte, elements of Claver Municipal Police Station led by PO3 Mateo arrested the suspect-listed number 6 most wanted person in Claver, SDN identified as Edgar Andoy, of legal age, married and a resident of Sitio Tayahong, Barangay Lagragon, Claver, Surigao del Norte by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) for frustrated murder under criminal case number 6015 issued by Judge Floripinas Buyser, Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 30, Surigao City with recommended bailbond of P150,000.00. Arrested person is now detained at Claver MPS for proper disposition.

Meanwhile, on November 2, 200 at 2:00 in the afternoon at the Public Cemetery, Barangay Hubang, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, a certain Ernesto Comonong Jr, 33 years old, married, farmer and resident of Purok 4, Barangay Hubang of said place was arrested by PNP elements of San Francisco Municipal Police Station led by SPO1 Manuel Aleonar by virtue of WOA issued by hon Judge Ricardo Mosquera of MCTC San Francisco, Agusan del Sur for the crime of theft, docketed under CC number 07-CR-4153 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 8,000.00. Arrested person is now under the custody of San Francisco Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania, PNP-PRO-13/ PIA-Caraga)