PIA News Service - Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mulanay-Quezon Province Mayor encourages Caraganons to actively participate in KALAHI-CIDSS projects

BUTUAN CITY – “The best approach in spending government’s money is thru Kapit-bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS)”, said Mayor Prudencio Maxino Jr., of Mulanay, Quezon Province during the regional convention of the Local Government Units of various municipalities in Caraga Region, held recently in one of the local convention centers here.

During his keynote address, Mayor Maxino shared a glimpse on the lessons that he and his people in Mulanay learned from KALAHI-CIDSS. “On development planning, priorities are determined and set by the community people especially the poor with technical persons in the LGU as guide and facilitators”, he said.

“We realized and proved that people could decide well, if they have enough access to information”, Mayor Maxino added.

Mayor Maxino also said that thru KALAHI-CIDSS, people’s trust and confidence to government programs, projects, and services were regained and strengthened. “KALAHI-way is even now replicated in implementing other programs, and one of which is the Gawad Kalinga Housing Project”, stressed Mayor Maxino.

Meanwhile, when asked on the sustainability of its project in Mulanay, Quezon Province utilizing the KALAHI-CIDSS, Mayor Maxino explained “We are selling our best practices learned from the process of KALAHI to the provincial government and other partners with the hope of accessing more support funds so that either way, KALAHI strategy will continue in our ground”.

To encourage participants especially the mayors in various municipalities and cities in Caraga to be implementers of KALAHI-CIDSS, Mayor Maxino stressed that “with KALAHI-CIDSS system, poor people are made more productive, allowing them to decide on how they will improve their lives, and manage their own community projects”.

With the learnings, knowledge, and accomplishments expressed and shared by Mayor Maxino, he is hoping for the Caraganons’ observance of full participation, transparency and accountability in the planning process and in the entire project development in every municipality. (Jennifer P. Gaitano, PIA-Caraga)


Caraga Provinces geared for PDPFP enhancement

Thirty-two participants from the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur of Caraga Region participated in the Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP) Workshop cum Writeshop held recently in Butuan City.


The activity is aimed at gearing up the provinces’ planning teams in the preparation of their disaster-risk reduction (DRR) enhanced PDPFP.

The presentation and adoption of the PDPFPs is one of the expected outcomes of the Technical Assistance (TA) project of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the National Economic and Development Authority to strengthen Provincial/Local Planning and Expenditure Management (PLPEM).


The Provincial Development and Investment Plans, as well as the corresponding feasibility studies on the priority projects shall then be formulated based on the legitimized PDPFPs.

Under the NEDA-ADB TA on Strengthening Capacities for PLPEM, implemented from April 2005 to June 2007, the PLPEM guidelines were formulated through a series of consultations and trainings.


The guidelines provide the mechanisms and processes for synchronized local planning, investment programming and budgeting processes. The integration of the comprehensive socio-economic development plan and the physical framework plan into one plan document would only mean a more productive use of local planners’ time, but would also ensure coherence of the spatial applications of the socio-economic development thrusts of the province.

The workshop is a sequel to the orientation sessions on the PLPEM spearheaded by NEDA - Caraga Region in the provinces.


During the three-day activity, facilitators and lecturers from NEDA Caraga discussed in detail the contents of the guidelines for the preparation of the PDPFP while the participants were given time to clarify issues pertaining to their draft PDPFP.

The activity served as a venue for the participants to level-off with teams from the other provinces on the data sources to be used in the plan, as well as the colors to be used in the maps to have a uniform presentation of maps and data sets. Moreover, the workshop enabled the participants to further enhance their plan documents based on the exchange of insights among the teams.

The same activity will be conducted for the Province Dinagat Islands on March 23-26, 2009 in San Jose for the province’s planners to have ample time to prepare for the data needed in formulating the planning environment part of the plan. (Melanie A. Maur, NEDA-13/ PIA-Caraga)


POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo



Report on electrocution incident

On March 23, 2009 around 11:30 in the morning at Sitio Delot, Barangay San Vicente, Bislig City, a certain Santiago Salas, 43 years old, married, farmer; and Cyril Jay Nelmida, 16 years old, out of school youth were electrocuted which resulted to their instantaneous death.

Investigation conducted revealed that the two were installing a television antenna using two length of one half by twelve (1/2 x 12) pipe when same bent and laid towards the live electric mainline of SURSECO triggering a fire that burned down the house of Santiago Salas.

Estimated cost of damage caused by the fire is more or less Php 150,000.00. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)


Arrest of escapee

On March 23, 2009 around 2:30 in the afternoon at Purok-7 Barangay Canlanipa, Surigao City, elements of Surigao City Police Station led by SPO1 Bimbo C Polvorosa, arrested an escapee identified as Napoleon Diago Albuto alias "Jimboy", 29 years old, a native of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte and presently residing at Barangay Canlanipa, Surigao City.

Albuto was reportedly escaped from the Bureau of Corrections, Davao Prison and Penal Farm in 2OO1.

Subject person has a standing alias warrant of arrest for Qualified Theft under CC number 6908 issued by Hon Judge Evangeline Yuipco-Bayana, Judge Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 31, Dapa, Surigao del Norte with bailbond fixed at Php 24,000.00 for his temporary liberty.

Subject escapee is temporarily detained at Surigao City Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)


PNP arrests wanted persons

on March 21, 2009 around 12 midnight, a certain Jonel De Los Reyes, 24 years old, single, jobless and a resident of Baybay 1, Poblacion, Bislig City was arrested by elements of Bislig City Police Station led by SPO1 Pascual Veduya by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) docketed under CC number 2005-4-2912 issued by Hon Merlyn Pacaro Canedo, Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court (RTC) 11th Judicial Region, branch 29, Bislig City, dated 07 October 2005 for frustrated murder with bailbond recommended amounting to Php 200,000.00.

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

On March 23, 2009 around 8:20 in the morning at Purok Tabon-tabon, Barangay Quezon, Tandag City, a certain Roniel Perez, 33 years old, married and a resident of the aforesaid place was arrested by elements of Tandag City Police Station led by PO3 Edwin Neo by virtue of WOA docketed under CC number 5376 issued by Hon Ermelindo F Andal, Presiding Judge RTC branch 27, for the crime of Attempted Rape in relation to Republic Act (RA) 7610 with bailbond recommended amounting to Php 100,000.00.

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

Also, on March 24, 2009 around 4:15 in the afternoon at Barangay Salvacion, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur, joint team from Intelligence and Investigation Section of Surigao del Sur Provincial Police Office (PPO) and San Agustin Municipal Police Station led by SPO3 Ramil Yu Saranza, conducted operation against Most Wanted Person at the above-mentioned place which resulted to the arrest of Nestor Lanyujan alias "Boy", 48 years old, married, jobless and a resident of Purok-6 Barangay Salvacion, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur.

Subject person was arrested by virtue of WOA docketed under CC number 97-946 for kidnapping for ransom with illegal detention issued by Hon Judge Zosimo V Escaño, Presiding Judge of RTC branch 259, Parañaque City dated September 3, 1999 with no bail bond recommended and tagged as Top Most Wanted Person under DILG Memorandum Circular number 2009-29 with a money reward of Php 175,000.00.

Arrested person now detained at San Agustin Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Kapitan ug 3 Barangay Kagawad sa Butuan, ipasuspenso

BUTUAN CITY – Laing Butuanong kapitan inubanan sa iyang tulo ka barangay kagawad ang gi-rekomendang isuspenso sa ilang pangatungdanan.

Naila ang maong kapitan nga si Victor Abucejo uban sa iyang tulo ka kagawad nga sila si John Benjamin Rosales, Gloria Lo rug Renato Peligro kinsa pulos nangatungdanan sa Barangay Limaha sa dakbayan sa Butuan ug girekomenda sa Sangguniang Panlungsod nga ipailawom sa 90-days preventive suspension.

Sa pakighinabi sa Bombo Radyo Butuan, gibutyag ni Butuan City Councilor Erwin Dano, kwestyunable ang nahisgutang suspension sanglit wlay klarong asunto nga gipasaka batok sa mga hingtungdan.

Giklaro sa konsehal nga nakurat lamang siya sa gisangputan sa unang gipahigayong committee hearing ning nakalabayng adlaw sanglit pagka-gabii gilayon, daling giduso ang resolusyong suspensyon alang sa mga hingtundang opisyal sa Sangguniang Panlungsod En Banc.

Ang maong suspension giduso sa Sangguniang Panlungsod En Banc pinasikad kini sa ilang nakitang evidence of guilt sa reklamo ug sa kabalaka nga basin ma-impluwensyahan ang mga saksi o reklamante samtang naglawig pa ang imbestigasyon nga gihimo sa mga opisyal ning dakbayan sa Butuan. (James Barcelona, Lantawan/ PIA-Caraga)



Cebuano News: Kanhi Mayor sa Butuan, ‘Lado’ Plaza, mipahulay na sa dayon

BUTUAN CITY – Gibawian na sa iyang hinulamang kinabuhi ang kanhi mayor ning dakbayan sa Butuan sa edad nga 81 anyos nga mao si kanhi Mayor Figurado ‘Lado’ Plaza, ang kapikas sa kinabuhi ni kanhi Congresswoman ug inahan sa Caraga Region Charito ‘Ching’ Plaza.

Namatay si Lado banding alas-4:00 sa ka-adlawon kagahapong adlawa (March 24) sa Butuan Doctor’s Hospital gumikan sa sakit nga pneumonia ug cardiac arrest nga maoymihatud sa iyang kamatayon.

Mahinumduman, nagsugod sa iyang political career si LadoPlaza niadtong tuig 1968 isip First Councilor sa Butuan; sa tuig 1971 napili siya isip bise-mayor hangtud nga milingkod kini pagka-mayor sa Butuan sa tuig 1986.

Usa sa mga nahimong kabilin sa kanhi mayor mao ang pagkapili isip usa sa mga highly urbanized city sa tibuok nasud, pagpatukod sa Bancasi Airport, Integrated Bus Terminal, Slaughter House, City Premium Market Extension sa Langihan, Employees’ Village sa Paradise, Libertad u gang Bliss Project.

Sa kasamtangan, ang patayng lawas sa kanhi mayor, gihaya sa ilang pinuy-anan sa Claudio Street, Estacio Village sakop ning dakbayan sa Butuan. (James Barcelona, Lantawan/ PIA-Caraga)