(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 24 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 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 rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies/Localized Thunderstorms. 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 Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Kaibigan ng PCSO" to launch in Butuan

– The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is set to launch the “Kaibigan ng PCSO” charity caravan on Sunday, May 31, 2009 in one of the local hotels here.

According to PCSO Caraga Chief Lottery Operations Officer Gloria C. Ybanez, part of the caravan is a free medical and dental mission to be held in Brgy. San Vicente, this city on the same day at 1:00 in the afternoon. Beneficiaries of the caravan are Butuanons and residents in nearby municipalities of Agusan del Norte. “The activity will be conducted in Brgy. San Vicente because of the capacity of the covered court in this barangay, enough to cover thousands of beneficiaries,” Ybanez said.

Also, Ybanez acknowledged the support of the barangay officials including barangay health workers through the leadership of its Punong Barangay Raul Carampatana who immediately offered their services and facilities from the arrangements down to providing security and crowd control.

Ybanez also said that since the venue is far from PCSO Office here as well as in hospitals where some of their clients within the city can easily avail some health programs such as PCSO Endowment Fund from the hospital and the Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP), the venue was properly set and planned.

As of press time, Ybanez said they are inviting four barangay health workers per barangay in this city and three in each barangay of each municipality of Agusan del Norte to compose the medical and dental mission team. Also, medical and dental team of the Armed Forces of the Philippines will serve as additional members of the team.

Ybanez further said the conduct of the nationwide caravan is in time with the forthcoming 75th year anniversary celebration of PCSO. The caravan also involves promotion of PCSO’s Anniversary Draw of traditional tickets to be drawn on September 8, 2009 and other products of PCSO, it was learned.

Kaibigan ng PCSO is a program that will be pursued through the leadership of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to systematize and rationalize the sourcing of volunteer individuals and organizations in partnership with the private sector to advance the charity agency’s health mandate. By establishing sustainable networks and linkages that will continuously recruit medical and health volunteers as well as generate additional resources, the program will be able to expand the reach of PCSO services that immediately address health concerns of needy Filipinos.

The program envisions that through this mode of intervention on a nationwide scale the corporate responsibility ethic of private corporations and companies will be enhanced, particularly with regard to health issues. It likewise seeks to promote the volunteerism spirit inherent in every Filipino.

Kaibigan ng PCSO recognizes the varying capabilities of individuals, groups, and corporate entities in the public and private sector in rendering vital volunteer work that meets the immediate health needs of the poor. It also gives importance to the value of individual and collective civic efforts and of raising these efforts to the level of “unity in volunteerism” to sustain a functioning and efficient health and medical assistance delivery system for poor Filipinos everywhere.

Kaibigan ng PCSO will recruit and organize volunteers at the provincial, municipal, city, and barangay levels, using primarily the organizational reach of PCSO, the country’s premier charity agency.

All card-carrying members of Kaibigan ng PCSO will have the chance to be given the special PCSO Health Card that puts you on the priority list for those seeking financial assistance for hospitalization and medical support from the country’s lead agency in charity work.

It can be recalled that the PCSO national charity caravan has already served thousands of beneficiaries in Iloilo, Batanes, Nueva Ecija, Davao City, Cebu City, Palawan and Bacolod City. (Robert E. Roperos, PIA-Caraga)

OPAPP conducts LSIP in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY – Amidst clamor for peace and in an effort to strengthen government peace initiatives, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) through the Social Integration Program (SIP) conducted recently a seminar-workshop on the formulation of a Local Social Integration Plan (LSIP) in this city.

The LSIP will serve as a comprehensive guideline and a starting point of the Local Social Integration Committee (LSIC) in giving interventions to former rebels (FRs). The plan will also help ensure a sustainable and genuine social and economic integration of the former rebels and at the same time contribute to the healing divisions within the community.

OPAPP SIP Manager Atty. Ruben Lingateng visited Caraga for the half-day resource mapping activity. The workshop is expected to generate inputs from critical line agencies, local government units and non-government organizations on their possible interventions for former rebels.

The SIP is designed for the reintegration of former rebels and their dependents into the mainstream of society. It includes the management of forces, arms and ammunitions of former rebels and the provision of short and long-term opportunities for their transition to civilian life and eventually become productive citizens in their respective communities.

To date, Caraga Region has the highest number of rebel returnees. With Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte leading the list.

Among the identified needs of the former rebels are diagnosis and assessment; medical assistance; capacity building of FRs; livelihood development and employment generation; education, psychological debriefing; legal or paralegal, truth-telling sessions; community dialogues; support group building and maintenance; monitoring and follow-up; and continuing education and supervision or mentoring.

As of press time, different regional line agencies have identified their available programs, services and other resources for the provision of interventions for former rebels. Resource mapping serves as a tool to lay down available programs from among the local line agencies and civil society organizations for a synchronized and coordinated provision of services.

“The mapping is not a “one-shot” drive to create a published list or directory, but rather a catalyst for joint planning and professional development, resource and cost sharing, and performance-based management of programs and services,” Atty. Ruben Lingateng said. (Lovely Laudette Gamba, PIA-Caraga)

DA-Caraga issued Advisory on Swine flu outbreak

BUTUAN CITY – “Caraga region has yet no reported outbreak of any diseases of farm hogs,” thus said Johnny Gamboa, Chief of the Livestock Division of the Department of Agriculture-Caraga Regional Office.

To date, it’s the climate change that was seen to have brought some effect on livestock but still can cause no alarm.

Gamboa assured the public of DA’s continued surveillance by activating the city and provincial veterinary office in the entire region, giving priority on the conduct of day to day monitoring of any unusual disease, to be able to launch a massive investigation on the incidence and to take immediate action on the matter to prevent from spreading the disease.

Each provinces and cities here in the region has already been alerted through the advisory issued by DA-Caraga against an outbreak of swine flu.

The public were also encouraged to have their livestock vaccinated including hogs, and to support any activity conducted by DA-Caraga personnel in the dissemination of information to educate the people about swine flu.

Meanwhile, DA-Caraga orders a strict implementation of quarantine, making sure, contaminated meats will not reach the market for public consumption.

Gamboa added, “Caraga has an estimated 400 thousand volume of hogs and due to its insufficiency we have to be on alert to prevent from entering the region any contaminated meat and to avoid the spread of any diseases through the livestock bought from traders in other areas outside Caraga.”

City and Provincial Agriculture’s Office are instructed to inspect farms regularly including the sanitation procedures. (Jocelyn E. Morano, dxBN-Radyo ng Bayan-Butuan/ PIA-Caraga)

Barbers donates P1.8M check for Siargao’s streetlight improvement
BUTUAN CITY – The government is exerting all its efforts to translate Siargao into a tourist haven and become an international destination in the coming years.
Recently, Governor Robert Ace Barbers hand over a check worth 1.8 million pesos to General Luna Mayor Felipe Espejon for the improvement of the street lightings of Siargao Boulevard.
In a short speech by the Governor, he emphasized the need to install street lightings of the whole boulevard area, as this is considered as the event area in Siargao.
Governor Barbers also promised to release more funding for Siargao believing, that the tourism industry not only bring prestige but most importantly, create jobs to the locals to achieve quality life and at the same time help the economy of the province improve.
To date, foreigners dominate ownership of hotels and restaurants in Siargao, having developed the love for the place and settled with the local women they marry.
Governor Robert Ace Barbers said, that Siargao have changed for the better since the Department of Tourism Regional Office launched the 1st Siargao International Surfing Competition a few years back before it was institutionalized to the local government of Surigao del Norte.
Local officials have its vision that the development of Siargao, known in the world as one of best surfing destinations, will evolve into an adventure sports tourism paradise which slowly beginning to get recognition. (Jocelyn E. Morano, dxBN-Radyo ng Bayan-Butuan/ PIA-Caraga)

DOH-Caraga encourages couples to practice Natural Family Planning

BUTUAN CITY – “We can plan our family size by timed lovemaking only during identified fertile days”, says Department of Health (DOH) Caraga Regional Director Leonita Gorgolon on a press conference on Safe Motherhood Week, Natural Family Planning Month, and Update on AH1N1 held recently at the DOH-Caraga Conference Room, this city.

DOH-Caraga encourages couples to practice Natural Family Planning (NPF) to ensure safe motherhood, so as to lessen child mortality rate in the country.

Dr. Grace Lim of DOH-Caraga points out in her report that thru NPF, mothers could also recover their health before the next child will follow; give full attention to the newborn baby and incoming months before working; balance their motherhood duties, work and obligations and responsibilities with ease; and can have time to be in tune with their bodies and understand its natural rhythms and cycles.

Dr. Lim further said that there are four types of NPF that couples could both choose and decide which they most preferred to. “The four types of NPF are the following: Mucus/ Ovulation Billing’s which uses quality of mucus and sensation to identify fertile and infertile days of cycle; Basal Body Temperature (BBT)-taking daily body temperature at rest the same time daily; Symptothermal Method (STM), the combination of MM/OM and BBT or use of mucus and temperature signs to identify fertile and infertile days; and the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM), a transition method after delivery (post-partum) for six months only requiring full or almost full breastfeeding and the mother has no menses yet,” Dr. Lim explained.

Meanwhile, DOH Undersecretary Alexander Padilla, who also graced the press conference stressed that couples have the right to decide to time their lovemaking depending on their fertility intention, either to space or to achieve a pregnancy.
“The practice of NPF allows our innate qualities to emerge during the practice like patience, honesty, tolerance, sense of accuracy, sweetness, gentleness, determination and generosity,” Usec. Padilla added.

With this advocacy, DOH-Caraga is optimistic that couples could finally realize the importance of practicing/using Natural Family Planning. (Jennifer P. Gaitano, PIA-Caraga)

DOH-Caraga gives updates on AH1N1 virus

BUTUAN CITY – Following the worldwide spread of the swine flu virus, the Department of Health (DOH)-Caraga gives updates during recently held press conference held at the DOH-Caraga Conference Room, this city.

Dr. Gerna Manatad of DOH-Caraga said, Influenza AH1N1 is a new virus causing illness in people. “This virus was first detected in people in April 2009 in the United States. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that the regular seasonal influenza viruses spread,” she said.

When asked on how people infected with influenza A, Dr. Manatad said outbreaks in humans are now occurring from human-to-human transmission.

“When infected people cough or sneeze, infected droplets get on their hands, drop onto surfaces, or are dispersed into the air. Another person can breathe in contaminated air, or touch infected hands or surfaces, and be exposed. To prevent spread, people should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing, and wash their hands regularly,” explained Dr. Manatad.

It was also learned that the early signs of influenza AH1N1 are flue-like, including fever, cough, headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and running nose, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhea.

Dr. Manatad advises the public to be vigilant. “In case you suspect that another person is sick with Influenza AH1N1 virus, the following must be observed: protect yourself by using face mask; ask the person to use a face mask; as much as possible keep a distance of 1 meter away from the person; request the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTS) or any local health officer to transport the patient to a DOH referral hospital as soon as possible,” stressed Dr. Manatad.

DOH-Caraga continue to disseminate information, updates on the Influenza A H1N1 virus and encouraging the public to be alert and coordinate with them in case they suspect a person having the virus. (Jennifer P. Gaitano, PIA-Caraga)

Improvised explosives found in Nasipit Port

An improvised explosive was found near the Superferry Ticketing Office on May 24, 2009. The home-made explosive is made of less than half a kilo of ammonium nitrate with nails connected to an electrical detonating devise.

The EOD team of the 1302nd Maritime Police Precinct based in Nasipit Port immediately responded to the report and disintegrated the explosive safely. No one was harmed by the early response of the police.

According to Chief Superintendent JAIME ELORETA MILLA, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 13, the improvised explosive is uncharacteristic or different from the bombs being used by terrorist in other parts of Mindanao.

He underscored, however, the vigilance of one Mr. Mira of the Superferry Lines who saw the explosive and immediately reported to the police. He calls on the general public to be always on the alert of their surroundings especially if they are in places of convergence such as the bus terminals, ports, department stores or supermarkets. Report to your police any suspicious looking baggage especially if they wrapped, securely taped and unattended.

Meanwhile, Police Regional Office 13 had developed customized security plans for different places of convergence in Caraga to ensure the public's safety. They will conduct a thorough investigation of this incident, however, as they call for public alert and vigilance. (PCI Nelly Tabornal Villagarcia, PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Surigao del Sur Gov seeks moratorium on cutting and transport of logs in Bislig
BUTUAN CITY – Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Caraga Region recently recommended to the DENR Secretary Lito Atienza, Jr for the imposition of a moratorium in the cutting and transport of trees in the southern part of Surigao del Sur to give way to the complete rehabilitation of major roads which were damaged by logging trucks and incessant rain.
The move was contained in the report of DENR before the conference of the members of the Caraga for Peace and Development presided over by Butuan City Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos at the Bishop Palace in Barangay Ampayon, this city.
DENR Caraga Regional Executive Director Edilberto S. Buiser who presented a brief report to the CCPD about what DENR has done in pursuit of its objectives said “all efforts are being done to find practical solutions to stop the relentless cutting of trees inside the timber concession area of the moribund PICOP Resources Inc."
Surigao del Sur Governor Vicente T. Pimentel, Jr. made a request to DENR on May 14, 2009 to declare a moratorium on cuttings and transport of forest products including tree plantations in private lands within the 2nd District of the province to give way for the rehabilitation and construction of the road.
Reports have indicated uncontrolled activities of illegal cutting of trees in several locations inside the PRI concession area which are done by timber poachers and some former employees who have been forced by circumstances after they were dislocated by the sudden decision of the management to close its operation indefinitely due to heavy income losses.
Last year, DENR has confiscated 1,109 pieces of logs with a volume of 446.22 cubic meters in an intensive anti timber poaching drive last year in pursuit of its anti illegal logging drive at the PRI area.
From January to May this year, another 1,318 pieces of undocumented logs with a volume of 440.17 cubic meters, 376 pieces of lumber with a volume of 5,794.30 board feet were confiscated by DENR. It also impounded four 10-wheeler hauler truck and a passenger jeep at the checkpoint for transporting illegal logs.
The DENR has deputized at least 148 persons to help DENR catch the violators and hopefully discourage illegal logging activities at the PRI area. The deputized forest officers are composed of 43 clergies, 45 persons coming from the religious group, two Local Government Unit Executives, 24 employees of the LGU in Bislig City and 34 farmers.
Secretaty Atienza has emphasized that the “DENR is embarking this year on a massive reforestation program that will not only re-green the denuded upland areas but also provide additional jobs to our forest dwellers to tide them over in this time of economic downturn”.
DENR has prioritized the reforestation of denuded upland areas nationwide which will provide additional jobs and livelihood opportunities to forest dwellers through the Bantay Gubat / Dagat and the Upland Development Program . This program is in support of Pres. Arroyo’s Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP).
A total of 212 hectares will soon be established under the Upland Development Program in two depressed barangays in that area. This includes 163 hectares for upland development at Barangay Mabog and 49 hectares for mangrove rehabilitation at Barangay San Jose. (Eric F. Gallego, DENR-13/ PIA-Caraga)

DENR challenges Mindanaoans to pursue peace, solidarity and love for natural resources

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has challenged the Filipino people in Mindanao to pursue peace and solidarity among themselves and the love for the natural resources to help the country achieve growth, development and progress.

DENR Regional Executive Director for Caraga Region Edilberto S. Buiser made the challenge in a brief remark before the crowd of government personnel, bank employees, and the private sector at the flag raising ceremony held at the Rizal Park in Butuan City on May 25, 2009.

The challenge was also echoed to the crowd by the City Mayor of Butuan represented by Vice Mayor Dino Sanchez and Congressman Jose S. Aquino II during the solemn ceremony that also marked the start of the observance of the National Flag Day.

The ceremony at the Rizal Park was preceded by a long motorcade of flag-bearing cars and motorbikes from the different national government agencies and offices and the local government which participated in the kick-off rituals. The motorcade started at the Butuan City Sports Complex in Barangay Libertad at 7 am and proceeded to the city’s commercial hub through the J.C. Aquino Highway to generate awareness to the public about the national Flag Day.

The agencies which participated in the kick-off ceremony were the Air Transportation Office (ATO), Bureau of Treasury (BT ), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Bureau of Immigration (BI), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Commission on Higher Education ( CHED), Commission on Population (POPCOM), Department of Agriculture (DA) , Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Science and Technology (DOST ), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Development Bank of the Philippines ( DBP), HLURB, Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Army 401st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Philippines Ports Authority (PPA), Philippine Information Agency( PIA), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) , the Public Attorneys Office (PAO), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) including the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) , and the CENRO and PENRO field offices in Agusan del Norte headed by PENRO Rosendo Asunto.

The Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines as embodied in Republic Act 8491 says that every year from May 28 (National Flag Day) to June 12 (Independence Day), all offices, agencies and instrumentalities of government, business establishments, schools and private home are enjoined to display the Philippine flag throughout this period.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has designated anew the DENR Secretary Lito Atienza to head the National Flag Day Committee.

In his remark, Secretary Atienza said that he intends to redouble efforts in promoting love and respect for the national flag. He said that “being the head of the National Flag Day is an opportunity that will awaken in the national psyche a patriotic sense of love for the country’s rich natural resources.”

Secretary Atienza has strongly emphasized that “it is in the national flag where we, as Filipinos, can derive our nationalism from a position that give emphasis on how much richly blest our country is with natural resources and the sacrifices that our heroes gave for the welfare of generations of Filipinos.” (Eric F. Gallego, DENR-13/ PIA-Caraga)

USAID, PBSP repair 100 Mindanao schools with Brigada Eskwela

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is assisting the Brigada Eskwela ’09 in the repair of more than 100 public schools in Mindanao.

USAID, through its Education, Qaulity and Access to Learning and Livelihood Skills (EQuALLS2) Program, partners with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) in supporting the yearly activity of the Department of Education in preparation for the new school year.

PBSP has rallied its corporate members to join the Brigada Eskwela nationwide through employee volunteering, donations of products, books, supplies and construction materials, among others.

Schools the USAID and PBSP are helping have received donations from Pacific Paint (Boysen) Phils, Inc., AMSPEC, The Bookmark, Inc., Ho Tong Hardware, Inc., Lucerne Jewelers, Bato Balani Foundation, Inc., Adarna House, Inc., and Sterling Paper Products, Isla Lipana & Co./PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Lamoiyan Corporation, and United Laboratories, Inc.

Mercury Drug Corp., Union Galvasteel Corp., Makati Medical Center, M&H Food Corp., and Manila Bankers Life Insurance Corp. have also pledged their assistance. Holcim Philippines has also sent volunteers to prepare the Sto. NiΓ±o Elementary School in ParaΓ±aque.

USAID and PBSP will work together with the schools’ Parents-Teachers-Community Associations, which PBSP has given capacity-building trainings in the previous years.

“Perhaps more than the donations, the greater value added is PBSP’s local community mobilization and capacity building of organized groups like PTCAs,” said PBSP Executive Director Gil Salazar.

“In the end, when PBSP and USAID are no longer there, the communities can take positive action on their own,” Salazar said.

PBSP Education Strategy

Salazar said that one of PBSP’s targets this year is to have 8,000 new scholars and education beneficiaries in the poorest areas already assisted and capacitated by PBSP.

"This year, we hope to get support from businesses and donors so that we can add more classrooms and provide basic needs like desks so that children do not squat on the floor,” he added. Committed to poverty reduction, PBSP member-companies and partners invested P93.02 million in 2008 to enable poor children to have access to education, improve their academic performance, and to enhance learning through IT in education.

About the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP)

Committed to poverty reduction, the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) is the largest corporate-led, non-profit social development foundation in the Philippines. PBSP is at the forefront in the fight against poverty through trailblazing programs developed and implemented with the strategic commitment of more than 240 PBSP member-companies, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partners. PBSP operates nationwide, with programs in Education, Enterprise Development, Health and Water, and Area Resource Management. Working with partners and communities, PBSP’s programs assist the poor towards self-reliance and improved quality of life. (Danilo Escabarte, Philippine Business for Social Progress’ Foundation Affairs Unit)

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

Report on shooting incident

An old man together with his 18 years old son was found dead along the seashore of Barangay Tolosa, Cabadbaran City.

Victim was identified as Jaime Orellaneda, married, 65 years old and a residence of Purok-6 Barangay Tolosa.

Investigation disclosed that victim was shot to death by unidentified person using an unknown caliber of firearm while picking fish net together with his kids at the abovementioned place.

An unidentified gunman appeared and without provocation shot the victim once in the head and immediately fled after the shooting. Victim was immediately brought to Cabadbaran Emergency Hospital for medical treatment but was pronounced DOA by the attending physician.

Meanwhile, another cadaver was recovered at the same area floating on the sea and was identified as Jagibis Orellaneda, son of the latter, an 18 years old boy also was shot in the head and was confirmed by the authorities as victim of same incident.

Incident took place around 7:30 in the evening on May 23, 2009. Elements of Cabadbaran City Police Station lead by PI Virtudazo and PI Serrano now conducting thorough investigation for the possible identity and arrest of the suspect while motive is yet to be established. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on grave threat
On May 22, 2009 at 2:50 in the morning at Borromeo Street, Barangay Taft, Surigao City, PNP elements of Surigao City Police Station led by PINSP Abdul Nasser Dimaporo apprehended a certain Edward Hidalgo Salomon, 45 years old, married, government employee and a native of Banuyo Street , Project 3, Quezon City for alleged grave threat filed by the complainants.
Investigation revealed that the suspect was under the influenced of liquor suddenly drew his firearm and pointed to the complainants namely Reynante Limbago, Gina Notillos, Aldrin Bernaldez and Mark Borja.
Recovered form the suspect were one unit .9mm pistol bearing serial number TAF 61597 and two magazines with 21 live ammunitions.
Case was already filed before the office of the City Prosecutors Office for grave threat under I.S. number NPS XIII-05INV-0111.
Suspect now detained at Surigao City Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

PNP seized improvised explosive device at Nasipit

On May 24, 2009 at 5:00 in the afternoon at Premises of Nasipit Wharf, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, a certain Mr. Mira reported to Nasipit Municipal Police Station that a suspicious looking box was left at the premises of Nasipit Wharf, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

Upon receipt of the report, Nasipit Municipal Police Station immediately coordinated with the PNP Maritime Police Precinct led by PO3 Ricard S Charvet.
Search and Inspection conducted by the EOD Team revealed that a small plastic box containing more or less a half kilogram of Ammonium Nitrate and Nails connected to an electric Detonating Device was found near the ticket booth of the Super Ferry Lines.
The Improvised Explosives Device (IED) was successfully disrupted. Thorough investigation is being conducted by Nasipit Municipal Police Station for possible identification and apprehension of the suspects. Progress report to follow. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

PNP arrest wanted person

On May 24, 2009 at 5:30 in the morning at Purok 2, Barangay Holy Redeemer, Butuan City, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station 2 led by SPO3 Advincula apprehended the suspect identified as Michael Villaroso, 26 years old, single and resident of Purok-6 of said Barangay by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge James V Go of RTC MTCC Branch 2, Libertad, Butuan City with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 40,000.00.

Subject person are now detained at Butuan City Police Station 2 for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)