7.16.2009

PIA News Service - Friday, July 17, 2009

Caraga firefighters to hold mini-concert at luneta today
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SURIGAO CITY (July 17) – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Caraga Regional Office with its newly-organized General Alarm Band under the leadership of Regional Director FS/Supt. Warlito Daus will hold a mini-concert on Friday, July 17, 2009 at the Luneta Park kiosk this city.
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This fire prevention campaign dubbed as “Musika Laban sa Sunog,” hopes to utilize the medium of music as an alternative approach of promoting awareness on the importance of fire prevention and fire safety measures in every household. 
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It was learned that the General Alarm Band is made up of firefighters from BFP regional office. They are to perform and hold live music entertainment in any places of public assembly in the region so that common people can see play with the infusion of fire prevention.
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The General Alarm Band has prepared a number of popular songs for their mini-concert which will start at exactly 7 o’clock in the evening and will culminate at 10:00pm. (Fryan E, Abkilan, PIA-Surigao del Norte)
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POLICE REPORTS
By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas
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PNP arrests wanted person
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On July 14, 2009 around 5:50 in the afternoon at Purok Rising Sun, Barangay Bag-ong Lungsod, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, a certain Andy Lorente Dagdag, 29 years old, married and a resident of the above mentioned place was arrested by personnel of Tandag Police station led by SPO1 Gil Lustiva Clar.
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Suspect was arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon. Rufo U Naragas, Presiding Judge, MTC charged for Direct Assault docketed under criminal case number 5848 with recommended bail bond of PhP12,000.00. 
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Arrested person is now under the custody of Tandag Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report on loose firearms
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On July 15, 2009 at around 11:20 in the evening, a certain Joel Chua Chan, 33 years old, married and a resident of Purok Sari-Sari, Barangay Golden Ribbon, Butuan City was apprehended by intelligence personnel of Butuan City Police Station 1 at his residence after he was being reported by his neighbors Rimar Bacor, Roden Bacor, Roderick Bacor and Lloyd Agustin of having illegal firearm. 
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Confiscated from his possession were one caliber 38 snub nose revolver (Paltik) marked with Smith and Wesson, without serial number and with four live ammunitions.
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A case for illegal possession of firearm and ammunitions is being prepared against the suspect for filing in court. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report on harrassment
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A team from Bravo Company, 26IB, Philippine Army led by 1Lt. Marlou Daguio was harassed at Kilometer 9, Barangay Policarpio, San Luis, Agusan del Sur on July 16, 2009 at around 8:30 in the morning.
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Said team were on board their service vehicle from Barangay Policarpio bound to Barangay Doña Maxima, San Luis, Agusan del Sur, undetermined number armed men believed to be Communist Terrorists (CTs) from Front Committee 88 allegedly led by Leandro Santillan (TN) planted landmines along the road of the above mentioned place.
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Said incident resulted to the partial damage on the vehicle and no reported casualty on the government troops. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report on conflagration
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At around 5:30 in the afternoon of July 15, 2009, fire incident broke out at Narciso Street, Barangay Washington, Surigao City, which completely razed the boarding house with 22 occupants mostly students, managed by Mr. and Mrs. Armand Zerda and the neighboring houses owned by Dr. Manuel Clavero and Tony Clavero.
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Elements from Surigao City Fire Station, Fil-Chinese Fire Brigade volunteer, the Quick Action Response Team, Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office and other Non-Government Organizations (NGO's) responded to the said incident. 
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Initial investigation revealed that the fire started at one of the rooms of the boarding house due to overheated poor quality ceiling fan.
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Estimated damages amounted to Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P500,000.00) there were no reported casualty during the incident. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)