PIA News Service - Thursday, February 5, 2009

RDC-GADCC highlights Women’s Month celebration during 1st Quarterly Meeting for 2009

BUTUAN CITY (February 5) - The Regional Development Council – Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (RDC-GADCC) being chaired by Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Regional Director Atty. Marylin Pintor conducted recently its 1st Quarterly Meeting for 2009 held in one of the hotels here.

Members of RDC-GADCC convened and discussed the 2009 Women’s Month Celebration with this year’s theme “Babae, Yaman ka ng Bayan”; National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Women’s Basic Sector Representative; the 2008 Search for the “Outstanding VAW-Responsive Local Government Units”; and other issues and concerns including the presentation of Comprehensive Pilot Intervention Project on Gender Based-Violence (COPI- PAGV) in Caraga Region, and the conduct of Caraga Women’s Summit by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Caraga.

GADCC Chair Atty. Pintor said the opening ceremony for the Women’s Month Celebration is scheduled on March 3, 2009, while the “Kalandrakas sa Kababaihan V” is set on March 10, 2009, and on March 29, 2009 will be the conduct of the Sportsfest and Culmination Activity.

“During the opening ceremony on March 3, 2009, all members from the government line agencies, private sectors, stakeholders, and various organizations will join in the “Walk for a cause” from the assembly at the provincial capitol to the City Hall grounds, which also follows with a “Hataw” or exercise at the City Hall grounds. The “Kalandrakas sa Kababaihan V on March 10 also includes trade fair, ukay-ykay, film showing, a talk on the Magna Carta for Women, beauty and massage parlors, parlor games, and creates a venue for information dissemination on GAD issues and concerns to be held at the Commission on Audit (COA) Conference Room while the Sportsfest and Culmination Activity will be held at the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) gounds,” Atty. Pintor said.

Meanwhile, DTI-Caraga Information Officer Grace Tucmo also informed the committee that their office will be conducting the Caraga Women’s Summit in the month of July, this year, which highlights the presentation of the success stories of the region’s successful women entrepreneurs.

With these set plans and activities, RDC-GADCC Chairperson Atty. Pintor acknowledges the continuous support of the members and encourages them to intensify fight against trafficking to women and children. (Jennifer P. Gaitano, PIA-Caraga)


POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Rene Boy Ocares Bernaldez


PNP probes robbery incident

On February 4, 2009 at 5:00 in the morning in Purok-6A (Balanghai), Libertad, Butuan City, one complainant identified as Violita Culitas, 49 years old, married and resident of said place reported to Butuan City Police Station-3 (BCPS3) that her house was allegedly entered by unidentified suspect by destroying the padlock of the maindoor of their house and while inside carted away one unit colored TV 24 inches, component and CD Player.

Upon receipt of the report, PNP elements of BCPS3 led by PSINSP Reynante N Sibayton conducted follow-up operations which resulted to the arrest of two suspects identified as Rollyjun San Pablo, also known as “Tabilong”, 38 years old, single; and Rabi San Pablo, alias “Yanyan”, 18 years old, both residents of Purok-6B BLISS, Libertad, Butuan City.

Recovered from the suspects’ possession were one unit colored TV 24 inches sharp brand with serial number 80407107, one LG CD Player with serial number 10142502039 and Philips components with sound box with serial number EO110142.

Suspects are now detained at BCPS3 while case is being prepared for filing in court. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)


Arrest of wanted persons

On February 4, 2009 at 1:00 in the afternoon at Baan Riverside, Butuan City, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Staiton-1 led by SPO3 Hermigildo Narciso served the warrant of arrest (WOA) to the suspect identified as Nestor Tugale, 25 years old, married and resident of said place.

Suspect was arrested for violation of SP ordinance 894-92 (traffic violation) under CC number 12477 issued by Hon Judge James Go of MCTC Butuan City dated November 25, 2008 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 500.00.

Suspect was brought to BCPS1 for proper disposition and subsequently turned over to the issuing court.

Also, at around 7:00 in the evening of the same date at Purok-6, Barangay 3, Cabadbaran City, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station-3 led by SPO1 Dennis Estrosos arrested the suspect identified as Lou Salvador Yumo, 21 years old, married and resident of said place by virtue of WOA under CC number 12701 for the crime of theft issued by Hon Judge Francisco Maclang of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 3, Butuan City dated February 6, 2008 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 24,000.00.

Arrested person was brought to BCPS3 for proper disposition.

Meanwhile, at Purok-6, Barangay 3, Cabadbaran City, one team from 143rd RMG Company led by PINSP Jessie O Natividad arrested the suspect identified as Rotelio Milan, 30 years old, single, jobless and resident of said place by virtue of WOA under CC number 08-71 for qualified theft issued by Hon Judge Dax Xenos of RTC Branch 34, Cabadbaran City with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 24,000.00.

Suspect is now under the custody of 143rd RMG Company for documentation. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)