(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 18 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tago Municipal Police Station inaugurated

Caraga Police geared towards putting-up modern police stations especially in far-flung municipalities.

Caraga Police Director PCSUPT Jaime Eloreta Milla, CEO VI said “the PNP has risen to the various challenges in the organization and have initiated reforms and improved capabilities to better respond to the concerns of our community”.

The new Tago Municipal Police Station ( Standard Type "B" Building ) in Surigao del Sur was inaugurated last month following its completion. The modern station building is in line with the required program in accordance with the Integrated Transformation Program (ITP) specially the Key Result Area (KRA) on the Physical Development, particularly giving emphasis on the "Quick Response" in providing the PNP of a modern Police Station.

The construction of Tago Municipal Police Station was financed by the PNP under PNP Engineering Service, PRO 13 (CARAGA) in the amount of Three Million pesos (Php 3M) from GAA 2008 and One Million Seven Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 1.7M) from PCSO PMCF in a total cost of Four Million Seven Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 4,700,000.00).

Meanwhile, the CIDG Provincial Field Office/Building located at Mangagoy, Bislig City was also repaired and properly turned-over to the end-user. The repair of CIDG Provincial Field Office was financed by Congressman Garay of Surigao del Sur under supervised by the PNP Engineering Service, PRO 13 (CARAGA) in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 500,000.00) from PDAF FY 2007.

The PNP has accomplished these things amidst the trials and controversies that surrounded the organization. The PNP still has a long way to go to be able to achieve goal especially in putting up new structures for PNP stations in municipalities in the region.

RD Milla said that PRO 13 is doing everything and exercising all resources to make plans a reality, adding that the projects for 2009 will be based on the PNP Integrated Transformation Program. PRO 13 wants to focus on addressing the current demands of the various places particularly in far-flung areas. The enhancement station buildings and security measures are in line with Program Thrust of the PNP. (PCI Nelly Tabornal Villagarcia, PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

PENRO Agusan Norte leads World Water Day rites

BUTUAN CITY – The Provincial Environment and Natural Office (PENRO) in Agusan del Norte led the celebration of the World Water Day in Butuan City .

Dozens of invitation letters were sent to regional government agencies to join the celebration but only a few of them heed the call to show their commitment of support to the World Water Day rites.

Carrying the message “ Makibahagi at Pagyamanin, Tubig Natin “, the participants went around the city’s commercial district in a simple motorcade joined by the different regional and local government agencies that started at 7 am after holding a mass at the Butuan City Catholic Cathedral Church.

They included the Department of Interior and Local Government ( DILG), Department of Agriculture ( DA), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) , Department of Health (DOH) , National Irrigation Administration ( NIA), DXBN Radyo Ng Bayan, Philippine Information Agency ( PIA), the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Army, DILG-Bureau of Fire Protection, Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Richmond Palywood Company, the Provincial Government of Agusan del Norte Environment and Natural Resources Office, the Environment Management Bureau (EMB), CENRO Nasipit led by CENRO Jaime Acebu , and the DENR Regional Office.

The DENR distributed information materials as they passed through the major thoroughfares in the city containing important messages of the wise use of water and plant and care of tree seedlings in the watershed areas which are source of water for domestic and irrigation uses.

Residents have stepped out of their respective homes to greet the motorcade although others were seen to shrug off their shoulders in an apparent show of non-involvement in the united campaign of the government on the necessity of water.

The PENRO of Agusan del Norte Rosendo Asunto, speaking in behalf of the DENR Regional Executive Director for Caraga Region Edilberto S Buiser , has thanked all the agencies that participated in the celebration.

He emphasized the messages of the importance of water in which President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and DENR Secretary Lito Atienza want to be conveyed to the people.

“Water is life “PENRO Asunto said. He urged the people to use the water wisely even as the country enjoys abundant sources of water.
The United Nations General Assembly reported that more than 1 billion people or about 20 percent of the world’s population have no access to safe drinking water.

The report also said that there are at least 4,500 children in the world who die everyday due to the absence of safe and clean water.

PENRO Asunto has urged every resident to be responsible and care for the water resources. He said that as possible, every one must protect all the waterways by refraining from throwing all forms of garbage into the canals, creeks and river system which should be maintained clean always. (Herzon F. Gallego, DENR-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: 7,000 Caraganon, apektado sa mass lay-off

BUTUAN CITY – Nagpadayon ang gipahugtang monitoring sa buhatan sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga kalabutan sa mga indibidwal nga nangataktak sa ilang trabaho gikan sa nagkadaiyang kompanya sa rehiyon nga nagpahigayon ug mass lay-off sa ilang mga empleyado.

Gibutyag ni DOLE Caraga Assistant Regional Director Romeo Cagas, pinasikad sa ilang datus nga nahuptan, moabot na sa kapin 7-mil ka mga Caraganon ang nagsubo human naigo sa mass lay-off.

Gumikan niini, gisangunan ang ilang buhatan nga magpahigayon ug job hiring sa matag probinsya sa Caraga region aron makabaton ug trabaho ang mga apektado sa nahisgutang dungan nga pagpanangtang sa trabaho sa mga trabahante.

Ang mga kwalipikadong aplikante mamahimo kining makatrabaho sa nagkadaiyang buhatan sa gobyerno, apan ang sweldo kuhaon gikan sa panudlanan sa Department of Budget and management (DBM) lakip usab ang balayrunon alang sa PhiliHealth, samtang ang SSS abagahon sa LGU kung asa magserbisyo ang usa ka mamumuo. (James Barcelona, Lantawan/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Minahan sa Caraga, apektado sa global recession

BUTUAN CITY – Nagpahigayon na sa subsob nga seminar workshop ang buhatan sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga inabagan sa National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Caraga mahitungod sa epekto sa krisis pinansyal diin libuang empleyado ang nangataktak sa trabaho.

Gibutyag ni NEDA Caraga Regional Director Carmencita Cochingconga pinasikad sa ilang monitoring, sagad nga mga kompanyang nihunong sa ilang operasyon mao ang mga kompanya sa mina nga gipundohan sa China .

Giklaro sa opisyal nga naundang ang operasyon gumikan sa pag-ubos sa presyo sa metals ug labaw sa tanan ang paghinay sa demand sa mineralis.

Alayon niini, libuang trabahador ang nawad-an sa ilang trabaho human gihunong ang operasyon sa Paper Industries Corporation of the Philippines (PICOP) sa Bislig City , Surigao del Sur. (James Barcelona, Lantawan/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Summer Job sa Butuan, gibuksan na sa PESO Office

BUTUAN CITY – Gikalipay kayo ug daku sa mga magtutungha sa dakbayan human nga nagsugod na sa pagpangdawat ang buhatan sa PESO-Butuan niadtong mga aplikante alang sa Summer Job.

Gibutyag ni Dr. Aurora Zaportiza, ang PESO Manager ning dakbayan nga mokabat sa usa ka libo ka mga magtutungha ang ilang dawaton ning tuiga alang sa Summer Job diin pagabahinon kini sa upat ka batch.

Gidugang ni Dr. Zaportiza nga magsugod ang unang batch sa ilang trabaho karong Abril 1 diin molungtad lamang sa baynte ka adlaw ang ilang pagtrabaho.

Ang sweldo sa matag magtutungha nga balor P4,000.00 kundiin kuhaon ang 60-porsyento gikan sa panudlanan sa local nga panggamhanan ning dakbayan nga mokabat sa P2,400.00 samtang ang nahibiling 40-porsyento nga nagkantidad ug P1,600.00 kuhaon kini gikan sa national government pinaagi sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Gipaneguro usab sa opisyal nga madawat ang usa ka aplikante subay sa kuwalipikasyon nga gikantar sa buhatan. (James Barcelona, Lantawan/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: DENR experts, naglisud pagdakop sa higanteng buaya

AGUSAN DEL SUR – Nagpabilin pang gawasnon ang higanteng buaya nga mihangkab sa ulo sa 11-anyos nga batang si Rowena Romano sanglit naglisud ang mga otoridad sa pagdakop niini.

Gibutyag ni Bunawan Mayor Gibert Elorde nga lisud dakpon ang higanteng buaya ilabina nga nagkabangis kini pag-ayo.

Subay niini, nagpadala na si DENR Secretary Lito Atienza ug mga eksperto kinsa maoy gitahasan sa pagtuon sa kinaiya sa maong buaya nga naghatag ug hulga sa katawhang nanimuyo sa Agusan Marsh sakop sa lungsod sa Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.

Giklaro usab sa opisyal nga bisan og unang gimando sa mga environmentalists nga dile ipapatay ug igo lang dakpon ang buaya, apan mas kinahanglan nga hatagan kini ug igong aksyon aron dile na mabutang sa alanganin ang kinabuhi sa katawhang nagpuyo sa maong dapit.

Sa maong hulga, hugot ang baruganan sa mayor nga angayang dakpon ug isulod sa halwa ang higanteng buaya aron dile na kini makahimo pagkutlo ug laing kinabuhi.

Alayon niini, padayong gipahimangnuan sa opisyal ang katawhang buot magtuon sa kinaiya sa higanteng buaya nga likayan ang pagdalikyat sa Agusan Marsh nga mag-inusara aron pagbutang sa segurado nga dile mabiktima sa maong mananap. (James Barcelona, Lantawan/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: 12th Caraga Regional Athletic Meet, pormal nang gibuksan

AGUSAN DEL SUR - Malampuson ang Grand Opening sa 12th Caraga Regional Athletic Meet sa DO Plaza Memorial Sports Complex, Patin-ay Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.

Pormal nga gibuksan ang nahisgutang kalihukan pinaagi sa usa ka Grand Opening Parade nga gisundan gilayon sa pagpamulong sa mga tag-as nga opisyal sa Department of Education (DepEd) Caraga atoll sa gipahigayong programa.

Gibutyag ni Dr. Jun Biol – ang tigpamaba sa DepEd Caraga nga gipangunahan ang pag-turnover sa Regional Banner ngadto kang Agusan del Sur Governor Maria Valentina Plaza ni Asst. Supt Arsenio Porlete sa Agusan del Norte.

Sa maong athletic meet, daghang mga aktibidades ug sports discipline ang nakahan-ay sama sa archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, chess, football, gymnastics, volleyball, sepak takraw, table tennis, ug daghan pang uban.

Dugtong niini, dunay gipahigayong Search for Mr. and Ms. Caraga Regional Athletic Meet 2009 diin ang swerteng napili isip Mr. CRAM 2009 mao si Erwin Abad gikan sa Surigao del Sur delegation ug giparesan usab kini ni Christialyn Hawadil gikan sa Agusan del Sur delegation isip Ms. CRAM 2009. (James Barcelona, Lantawan/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Pugante sa DAPECOL, dakpan sa Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY – Wala na nagsilbi pa ang kaigmat sa usa ka pugante gikan sa Bureau of Corrections sa Davao Prison and Penal Colony niadtong tuig 2001 human kini na-aresto sa Surigao City Police.

Naila ang nahisgutang pugante nga usa ka Napoloen Diago Alboto alyas Jimboy, 29-anyos, lumad nga taga-del Carmen, Surigao del Norte kinsa nasikop sa gipahigayong operasyon sa mga operatiba sa kapulisan didto sa Purok-7, Barangay Canlanipa, Surigao City .

Sa imbestigasyon og report nga nadawat sa Police Regional Office 13, nasuta nga ang nahisgutang suspek dunay alias warrant of arresr sa kasong qualified theft nga natala ubos sa criminal case no. 6908 nga gipagawas gikan sa sala ni Judge Evangeline Yuipco-Bayana sa RTC, Branch 31 nga nakabase sa Dapa, Surigao del Norte.

Ang korte nagrekomenda sa suspek ug piyansa balor P24,000.00 isip bugti sa iyang temporaryong kagawasan.

Sa kasamtangan, ang suspek pabiling gi-kostudiya sa Surigao City Police Station. (PCI Nelly Tabornal Villagarcia, PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: PHILSAGA nag-donate ug School Building sa DepEd

Aron makatabang sa pagpalambo sa kalidad sa edukasyon sa lalawigan sa Agusan del Sur, ang PHILSAGA ni donar ug mo kantidad ug 6 milyones ka pesos nga proyekto sama sa pagtukod ug pagkompleto sa Elementary School Facilities sa Road 17, Consuelo, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.

Ang maong proyekto kabahin sa “Adopt sa School Program” diin ubos sa COO Elementary School, matud pa sa sulat ni PHILSAGA President Dr. Victor P. Salvado ngadto kang Mrs. Crucita Z.M. Taala, Division Superintendent, DepEd Agusan del Sur niadtong Marso 17, 2009.
Ang mga pasilidades nga pagahimuon molangkob sa duha ka buildings nga adunay tulo ka classrooms para maoy gamiton sa mga estudyante, Teachers cottage, library, principals’ office ug site management.

Gilauman nga ang maong tulunghaan mahimong operational karong school year 2009-2010.
Nianing pagsulat, si Dr. Salvado nangayo na ug advise ngadto kang Mrs. Taala kung unsa nga mga requirements o documents ang ilang ipasa sa DepEd aron nga hingpit nga mapatuman ayon ang maong proyekto. (Manuel Egay Jr., Agusan del Sur/ PIA-Caraga)

By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Report on vehicular accident

On March 22, 2009 at 10:30 in the evening at the National Highway of Purok-6, Sitio Causwagan, Barangay Bahi, Barobo, Surigao del Sur, one unit TMX 155 Honda motorcycle with plate number KP 540, color black and driven by a certain Magno Pontillo, 50 years old, married and resident of Marihatag, Surigao del Sur with one backrider identified as Ryan Cris Abilita, 25 years old, single and resident of Purok-3, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur accidentally hit the left rear portion of a ten wheeler Mitsubishi Fuso truck with plate number LCY 149, driven by a certain Fausto Morales, 40 years old, married and resident of Purok-11, Barangay Bancasi, Butuan City.

Initial investigation disclosed that the Fuso Truck was not properly parked on the road loaded diagonally with bagras logs without early warning device and has no red light place on the left end of the protruding logs.

As a result, the face of motorcycle driver Magno Pontillo was smashed on the bagras logs and fell down on the road.

Victims were immediately rushed to DO Plaza Memorial Hospital , Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur for medical treatment but Magno Pontillo was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

The Fuso truck and the driver was brought to Barobo Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on illegal gambling

On March 24, 2009 at 7:30 in the evening at P-17, Barangay Mahay, Butuan City , PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station 1 led by SPO3 Andales together with BIN members conducted operation against illegal gambling which resulted to the apprehension of the suspect identified as Benidecto Castro Buras, 49 years old, married and resident of said place.

Confiscated from the suspect was gambling paraphernalia and bet money amounting to Php 15.00.

Arrested person was brought to said station for proper documentation and disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

PNP arrests wanted person

On March 24, 2009 at 5:00 in the afternoon at Purok-3, Barangay 3, Cabadbaran City , PNP elements of Cabadbaran City Police Station led by SPO3 Mercado arrested the suspect identified as Elvin Parativo, 23 years old, single, jobless and resident of said place.

Suspect was arrested by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Dax Gonzaga Xenos of RTC Branch 34, Cabadbaran City, dated February 13, 2009 charged for theft under CC number CR -08-05 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 20,000.00.

Subject person was detained at Cabadbaran City Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on illegal logging

On March 24, 2009 at 10:30 in the morning at the Seashore of Sitio Melody, Barangay Antonio, Libjo, Dinagat Islands Province, joint operations from Task Force Anti-Illegal activities of Libjo headed by Rogelio Magpatoc, SB member and PNP elements of Libjo Municipal Police Station led by PINSP Sandro Santillan conducted operation against illegal logging which resulted to the confiscation of abandoned sawn lumber with estimated 618 board feet and market value of Php 18,540.00.

Confiscated lumbers were brought to Libjo Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)