2.02.2009

PIA News Service - Monday, February 2, 2009

Veteran forester leads anti-illegal logging and mining campaign in Bunawan

BUTUAN CITY -- DENR Regional Executive Director for Caraga Region Edilberto S. Buiser has formally installed a veteran forester as the new CENR Officer in Bunawan , Agusan del Sur on Thursday to lead the on-going anti-illegal campaign operation in that area.

The latest movement of key personnel at the frontlines of the DENR Caraga Regional Office is part of the on-going process being made by Director Buiser to further improve the delivery of basic services to the people.

Director Buiser said the reshuffling of key-field personnel in the region, on a case-to-case basis, has been long overdue but decided to effect the plan after securing the approval of DENR Secretary Lito Atienza, Jr. recently.

CENRO Ulpiano D. Dasilao has took over the helm as the new Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer in Bunawan , Agusan del Sur from OIC, CENRO Eutiquio M. Bade, Jr. who was assigned in Surigao City during a simple turn-over ceremony at the CENR office in that town.

Aside from Director Buiser, the ceremony was also attended by PENRO Sixto C. Badua , CENRO Jaime Acebu of Bayugan in that province, CENRO personnel and some representatives from the local government office.

Penro Badua said the out-going CENR Officer has been very productive in his duty during his short tour of duty. CENRO Bade is being considered as one of the top candidates for excellent achievement award for exceeding his target on land patent processing and distribution last year.

Badua has welcome the in-coming CENRO to the team even as he gave pointers to be “always on top of the situation “ in dealing with the issues in his areas of responsibility of which some are too complicated to handle. The operation of CENRO Bunawan also covers the whole towns of Trento and Rosario.

Director Buiser said that CENRO Dasilao has been given a “tall order” in dealing with the issues in the area particularly on the anti-illegal logging and the existence of several unauthorized small-scale mining operations which undermine the authority of the DENR.

“I expect positive results from the incoming CENR officer “, Director Buiser said.

CENRO Dasilao is facing a tough challenge ahead though he has been familiar with his new base. He has been assigned in the operation for several times in the area when ha was assigned as supervising forest management specialist at PENR office in the 90’s. (Herzon F. Gallego, DENR-13/ PIA-Caraga)



DENR chief relieves CENRO in Bayugan , AGusan del Sur

BUTUAN CITY—Citing health reason, CENRO Jaime C. Acebu’s request for relief of assignment from Bayugan, Agusan del Sur has been considered by DENR Regional Executive Director Edilberto S. Buiser following the issuance on Friday of an order transferring his assignment to Cabadbaran , Agusan del Norte.

In his stead, CENRO Raul A. Rosales took over as CENR Officer of Bayugan as contained in the Regional Special Order No. 2009-28 dated January 29,2009.

The swap of assignment of key field personnel is part of the on-going process being made by the top management to effectively and efficiently deliver without disruption of the basic services to the people in the rural areas

The latest round of reshuffle CENR officers is expected to shake off the personnel involved in the anti-illegal logging and mining activities to bring out only the best to improve the campaign in accordance with the one-strike policy of Secretary Lito Atienza, Jr. ‘ Director Buiser said.

According to CENRO Acebu, that although it can be interpreted as “ wrong –timing “ nevertheless, his request for relief of post since last year has finally been granted.

“At least, I am relieved of stress and pressure from work that can affect my poor health condition as I looked forward to my retirement from the government service few months from now, “ he added.

Director Buiser said, the reassignment of Acebu should be viewed as a right decision for the management to give the official with light assignment considering his health problem.

He said Rosales has been recommended to take over the post of Acebu in Bayugan, which is considered as one of the exit points of timber smuggling in Agusan del Sur.

Both CENR officers have been directed to strengthen their capabilities in stopping the illegal logging and mining activities in their respective area of responsibility. (Herzon F. Gallego, DENR-13/ PIA-Caraga)


POLICE REPORTS
By : PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo
and :PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania


Arrest of wanted persons


On January 30, 2009 (Friday) at 11:00 in the morning at Purok-4 Barangay Nong-nong, Butuan City, PNP personnel of Butuan City Police Station-5 led by PO3 James Quisaot, apprehended the suspect identified as Ernesto Cabudbud, 39 years old, married and a resident of the above place at the above-mentioned place.

Suspect was arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon Judge Augustus Calo of Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 5 for the crime of Attempted Murder docketed under criminal case number 13193 with a recommended bail bond of Php 120,000.00 for his temporary liberty.

Suspect was properly turned-over to Butuan City Jail for proper disposition.

Also, on January 30, 2009 at 6:45 in the morning at Baybay 1, Barangay Poblacion, Bislig City, personnel of Bislig City Police Station led by SPO4 Felix C Pacatang, apprehended the following persons identified as Leo Cuanan, 30 years old, married; Esmeraldo Aringoy, 28 years old, married; Isabellano Estapia, 51 years old, married; Eduardo Lopez, 23 years old, single; and Elmo Cuanan, 30 years old, married.

Suspects were arrested by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Ambrocio N Molita Presiding Judge of 11th Judicial Region, Bislig City for Violation Of Section 96 of RA 8550 (Fishery Code of the Philippines) docketed under Criminal Case numbers 4228, 4255 and 4225 with a bail bond fixed at Php 12,000.00 each.

Arrested persons are now detained at Bislig City Police Station for proper disposition.

At around 12:30 in the afternoon of the same date (January 30) in Barangay Sta Juana, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur, Personnel of Tagbina Police Station led by SPO4 Daniel J Barrios apprehended the suspect identified as Jorge Gordo, 23 years old, married and resident of the above place by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Merlyn B Pacarro-Canedo, Presiding Judge branch 29, 11th Judicial Region, Bislig City for the crime of Attempted Murder docketed under Criminal Case number 2009-01-3324-T with bailbond fixed at Php 120,000.00.

Arrested person is now detained at Tagbina Police Station for proper disposition.

Meanwhile, on February 1, 2009 at 2:00 in the morning at Barangay El Rio, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur, a certain Remlanie Sacnaa-an, 29 years old, married, farmer and resident of said place was arrested by PNP elements of Sibagat Municipal Police Station led by SPO3 Roberto Urbiztondo together with SPO2 Angelito Dacera and PO3 Elmor Jover by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Eliseo Campos of MCTC Bayugan for Robbery docketed under CC number 7162.

Suspect is now under the custody of Sibagat Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.


Report on illegal drugs

On January 31, 2009 (Saturday) at 12:30 in the morning at Purok-10 Barangay Taglatawan, Bayugan City, PNP personnel from Bayugan City Police Station led by SPO4 Lito Libres while conducting "Operation Kap-kap Bakal" at Lorns Videoke House at Purok-10 Barangay Taglatawan, Bayugan City, apprehended the suspect identified as Randy Cabahug, 33 years old, married and resident of the above place after being caught possessing one tea bag of suspected dried Marijuana Leaves confiscated from his possession.

Suspect will be charged for Violation of RA 9165 (illegal Possession of Marijuana).

Suspect was brought to Bayugan City Police Station for proper disposition.

Also, on January 31, 2009 at 8:30 in the evening at Sitio Cutlog, Bahi, Barobo, Surigao del Sur, one team from 141st RMG Company led by PINSP Junyd D Marohom, while conducting checkpoint at said place apprehended the suspects identified as Bryan Mupac, 22 years old, single and resident of Parang, Shariff Kabunsuan; Franklin Calderon, 26 years old, married and resident of Masara, Maco, Comval Province; Jomar Ramoso, 19 years old, single and resident of upper Coo, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur; and Ruben Pelayo, 29 years old, single and resident of Mambalili, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur while actually caught in their possession more or less 100 grams of dried marijuana leaves.

Arrested persons were employee of Philsaga Mining Corporation operating at Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

Suspects and confiscated item were brought to 141st RMG company headquarters for proper disposition.


Recovery of explosive materials

On February 1, 2009 at 12:30 afternoon, a certain Lily Galvez, of legal age, married and resident of Purok-5, Barangay La Fraternidad, Tubay, Agusan del Norte turned over 46 meters detonating cord (color white and yellow) and 13 meters time fuse to PINSP Jessie O Natividad, Team Leader of 14th RMG La Fraternidad Patrol Base.

Said explosives were excavated by Lily Galvez in their farm located at said place.

Upon information, one team from 143rd RMG Company led by PINSP Darwin B Dura together with elements of Tubay Municipal Police Station conducted clearing operation purposely to secure the area and for possible recovery of similar items.

Said items are now in custody of 143rd RMG Company for proper custody and documentation.


PNP arrests carnapping suspect

On January 31, 2009 at 5:30 in the afternoon at Purok-1, Barangay Saguma, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur, suspect identified as Gregorio Completo, 25 years old, married and resident of Purok-1A, Barangay Taglatawan, Bayugan City was apprehended by elements of Bayugan City Police Station led by PINSP Jumark Quisao.

Said person was apprehended thru hot pursuit operation and recovered from his possession one unit Honda XRM motorcycle bearing plate number PS 6153 owned by Engr Paul Sarce.

Arrested suspect was brought to Bayugan City Police Station with the recovered motorcycle for proper disposition and filing of appropriate case in court. Progress report to follow.


Report on illegal logging

On January 31, 2009 at 6:30 in the evening at Feeder road, Barangay Antago, Carmen, Surigao del Sur, joint elements of Carmen Municipal Police Station and Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Council of Carmen, Surigao del Sur while conducting operation against illegal logging recovered 15 pieces sawn lumber measuring 2x6x18 with a total volume of 270 board feet and with estimated market value amounting to Php 10,000.00.

Recovered lumbers were brought to Carmen Municipal Police Station and subsequently turned over to DENR-CENRO of said place.


Report on illegal gambling

On February 1, 2009 at 11:00 in the morning at Purok-1, Poblacion, Rosario, Agusan del Sur, PNP elements of Rosario Municipal Police Station led by PO2 Valeriano Ayuban while conducting operations against illegal gambling arrested the suspect identified as Jimmy Bulua, 39 years old, married, carpenter and resident of said place while actually caught collecting bet money for last two/swertres (illegal numbers game).

When accosted, suspect was able to run away and elude arrest, leaving behind one tally sheet for swertres, one stub and bet money amounting to Php 240.00.

Recovered items were brought to Rosario Municipal Police Station for proper disposition and filing of appropriate charges in court against the suspect.

Also, at around 2:00 in the afternoon at Barangay San Agustin, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur, a certain George Salvador, 22 years old, alleged usher of last two digit/illegal numbers game and a resident of said place was arrested by PNP elements of Talacogon Municipal Police Station led by SPO2 Raul Francisco while actually caught collecting bet money for last two digits/swertres.

Confiscated from the suspect’s possessions were one tally sheet for swertres; one tally sheet for last two digits and bet money amounting to Php 261.00.

Suspect is now under the custody of Talacogon Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.