7.16.2009

PIA News Service - Thursday, July 16, 2009

Five elementary schools in Agsur receive educational aid from Japan
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By: Dave M. Suyao
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Five depressed elementary schools receive some 600 school materials as an act of friendship extended by the Japanese children to poor but determined children in Agusan del Sur thru the Philippine National Red Cross, Agusan del Sur Chapter.
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According to Lyn Garcia, National Red Cross Youth governor, the 600 bags contain notebooks, drawing books, crayons, pencils and other school supplies needed by elementary school children.
“These supplies that you receive came from the heart of children from Japan thru the Japanese Red Cross. I want you to know, that children like you in Japan spare 1 Japanese Yen every day out of their allowances in order to buy these school materials for you as gesture of genuine friendship that they want to extend to Filipino children thru the International Friendship Project of the Red Cross”, Lyn Garcia said.
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Coalition Elementary School principal Babylinda Doysabas of Barangay Coalition, San Luis, advised the pupils to take extra care of the educational aid they receive saying that is the only way they can show their gratitude to the generosity of their fellow children from Japan. 
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In response, with tears rolling down on her face, the President of the Pupils’ Supreme Council of Coalition Elementary School said, they did not expect they will receive “gifts” like what they received from children outside the country. She also promised they will repay the gesture of friendliness by taking good care of the materials in order that the love behind the “gifts” will linger forever and friendship will flourish.
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In his message, Rev. Solomon Bilaoen, Chairman of PNRC Agusan del Sur Chapter Board of Directors, said the “gift” giving is just the start of a deeper development of friendship between the Filipino and Japanese children. “Someday, when our children and the Japanese children and the children around the world would share ideas and experiences thru writings and other means of communication, then true friendship will grow and that will mean better cooperation and understanding which will lead to international peace that is so elusive”, Rev. Bilaoen said. 
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Rev. Solomon Bilaoen and Christyll Basan, PNRC provincial Administrator, led the team composed of PNRC Board of Directors and Red Cross Youth volunteers in the distribution of the educational materials to New Visayas Elementary School in San Francisco, San Vicente Elementary School in Veruela, Noveli Elementary School in Rosario, Coalition Elementary School in San Luis and Mabuhay Elementary School in Prosperidad who were chosen to be the recipients of the Red Corss Youth International Friendship Project since July 13 and ended July 15, 2009. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)
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Sen. Manny Villar set to visit Surigao del Sur 
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TANDAG, SURIGAO DEL SUR (July 16) - Senator Manuel “Manny” Villar Jr., as Guest of Honor will grace the blessing of the newly constructed Capitol building here under the administration of Governor Vicente T. Pimentel, Jr., that will also mark as memorable to all Surigaonons, this was learned during a phone patch interview by PIA personnel with Provincial Administrator Johnny T. Pimentel.
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The blessing of the newly constructed Capitol building will be conducted on Friday, July 17 at 10:00 in the morning at the lobby of the new Capitol building.
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After the blessing, Senator Villar will proceed to Bislig City for his commitment as the “Keynote Speaker” for the two-day Caraga Business Conference to be held in De La Salle John Bosco College.
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The two-day conference gained support from the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur and 1st District Congressman Philip A. Pichay. (Nida Grace B. Tranquilan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
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Cebuano News: Nagpadayon nga Feeding Program sa KACOSA ni Gov. Ace Barbers modu-aw na usab sa mga elementary schools sa dakbayan
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SURIGAO DEL NORTE (July 16) – Nagpabilin nga matinuadnon ug madasigon ang mga miyembro sa Kapit Bisig Community Services Association o KACOSA sa ilang tumong ug tinguha nga mahatagan ug dakong bili ang mga kabatan-onan diin gihapon, sila nagpadayon sa laing Feeding Program nga pagahimuon na usab sa Barangay Bonifacio diha mismo sa Bonifacio Elementary School karon nga adlawa ug sa adlaw nga Biyernes, Hulyo 17, ang samang grupo mopaingon na usab sa Barangay Luna aron modalit ug mga pahalipay sa tanang tinun-an sa Margarita Memorial Elementary School.
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Makanunayon sa gihapon ang ilang pagpanghatag ug mga mapuslanong mga gamit sa skwelahan sama sa mga colored story books, pipila ka mga school supplies ug mga payong. Ug ang gikalipay sa tanang mga kabatan-onan mao ang pag apud-apud ug pagkaon pinaagi sa ilang Feeding Program diin adunay ilang giandam nga lugaw para sa tanan.
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Gikalipay sa mga ginikanan, magtutudlo hilabina sa mga kabatan-onan ang presensya sa KACOSA tungod sa mga kaayuhan nga ilang gipaabot ngadto kanila hilabi na gayud ang pagkaon nga ilang giluto ug gipakon ngadto sa mga malnourished children nga diin nakahatag gayud ug dugang kabiskog ug sustansya sa ilang panlawas.
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Dako ang kalipay ug pasalamat ni Gov. Ace Barbers sa nagpadayon nga mga paningkamot sa tanang miyembro sa KACOSA bisan pa sa kakulangon sa ilang pondo aron nga malukop pagbisita ang tanang elementary schools sa probinsya. Tungod sa maong kalampusan, iyang gihatag ang iyang makanunayon nga suporta sa tanang nilang mga kalihukan ug mga programa aron nga ila gayud makab-ot ang ilang tinguha nga mahatagan ug dugang pagtagad ang mga kabataan sa katilingban labi na nga sila ang mas nagkinahanglan ug tabang gikan sa uban. (PGO-Surigao del Norte Media Bureau)
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A(H1N1) cases in Mindanao increasing, Caraga suspected cases decreasing
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BUTUAN CITY (JULY 16) – A(H1N1) confirmed cases in Davao now reached at 24, this was revealed by Task Force A(H1N1) Head Dr. Sam Cruz.
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To prevent panic from the public, an information dissimination on A(H1N1) was made giving priority to students.
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The Task Force also recommends to school administrators to immediately suspend classes with confirmed cases to prevent from spreading the disease.
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In Saranggani Province, Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez confirmed its first A(H1N1) patient, an OFW from Malapatan.
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The patient who came from Taiwan underwent throat swab test and results from the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) turned out positive.
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In Cagayan de Oro City, classes are suspended for 10 days starting yesterday at Xavier University High School in Barangay Lumbia, after 8 students tested positive for A(H1N1) as confirmed by DOH-10.
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“Today, two College Departments of Xavier University in Corrales Street will have a suspension of classes because there were college students that tested positive for A(H1N1)”, said Dr. Jose Llacuna Asst. Regional director of DOH-10.
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Aside from Xavier University, DOH-10 is monitoring 5 more schools.
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Meanwhile, DOH Caraga Regional Office has announced, that of the 24 suspected A(H1N1) cases under observation since May 21, 2 have been confirmed positive and only 1 is awaiting laboratory analysis results. Of the 24 cases, 14 had a history of travel outside the Philippines.
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“All 21 patients have already been discharged from the hospital while the 2 A(H1N1) positive patients was discharged from a hospital in Davao, while the remaining patient under observation is on quarantine,” said DOH Regional Director Dr. Leonita Gorgolon.
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The rate of recovery in Caraga Region is 87.5%. (Jocelyn E. Morano, Radyo ng Bayan)
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Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees
63 nominees make it to semis – CSC

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A total of 63 out of 126 nominees made it as semi-finalists to the government’s annual, nationwide Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported.
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Of the number, 27 are vying for the Presidential Lingkod Bayan (LB) Award, 17 for the Pagasa Award, and 19 for the Dangal ng Bayan (DNB) Award, all of whom need to hurdle the validation and final deliberation phases before the Commission comes out with the roster of awardees.
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The LB Award semi-finalists are Eric E. Noble (Philippine National Police [PNP], Pangasinan); Jovita M. Datuin (Ilocos Integrated Agricultural Research Center, La Union); Land Management Service-CENRO Laoag City (Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR], Ilocos Norte); Project Revita Team (Municipal Government of Rosales, Pangasinan); Gumersindo D. Lasam, posthumous (Department of Agriculture [DA], Cagayan); Jaime T. Lazatin (City Government of San Fernando, Pampanga); Leandro Jun C. Lacsamana (Talavera Water District, Nueva Ecija); Fidel E. Diñoso (Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, Zambales); Jerry L. Pelayo (Municipal Government of Candaba, Pampanga); Francisco N. Cruz, Jr. (Philippine Air Force [PAF], Pampanga); Edmond G. de Jesus (Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Zambales); Louella Rowena J. Lorenzana (DA, Batangas); Eugenia L. Ochavo (Kaysakat Elementary School, Rizal); Maximo D. Tandang (University of the Philippines Los Baños [UPLB], Laguna); Persons with Disabilities Coordinating Office (Municipal Government of Carmona, Cavite); Naga City PSEP Team (City Government of Naga, Camarines Sur); Carlos T. Dueñas (Bureau of Fire Protection [BFP], Davao City); Pablito D. Cordeta (BFP, Quezon City); Raulito R. Datiles (Barangay Bagumbayan, Quezon City); Jesusa M. Antiquiera (Padre M. Gomez Elementary School, Manila); Josefina R. Martin (Quedan Rural and Credit Guarantee Corporation, Quezon City); Marcelino C. Libanan (Bureau of Immigration, Manila); Gonzalo Benjamin A. Bongolan (Home Guaranty Corporation, Makati City); Nimfa C. Vilches (Supreme Court of the Philippines, Manila); Jose Narciso Melchor C. Sescon (Ospital ng Sampaloc, Manila); Daniel E. Tataro (PAF, Pasay City); and Eugene B. Patinglag (Adiwang Elementary School, Benguet).
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For the Pagasa Award, they are Victorio C. Palabay (Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, La Union); Michael V. Fariñas (City Government of Laoag, Ilocos Norte); Ilocos Norte Water District (Ilocos Norte); Jovita P. Ayson (Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Cagayan); Napoleon M. Hernandez, Jr. (Barangay San Marcos, Isabela); Romeo P. Calara (Angeles City Water District, Pampanga); Macario M. Manicad, Jr. (Municipal Government of Plaridel, Bulacan); Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Extension Program (Tarlac College of Agriculture, Tarlac); Commercialization of “Aglibut Sweet” Tamarind: The Only Sweet Tamarind Variety Registered Under NSIC (Pampanga Agricultural College, Pampanga); ATI-International Training Center on Pig Husbandry (Agricultural Training Institute, Batangas); Camarines Norte Water District (Camarines Norte); Eduardo L. Guevarra (Department of Social Welfare and Development [DSWD] Field Office 6, Iloilo City); Rosario A. Silla (DSWD Field Office 6, Iloilo City); Ulito T. Kindom (Regional Integrated Agricultural Research Center, Bukidnon); Nenita E. Lumaad (Department of Education [DepEd]-Division of Tagum City, Davao del Norte); Luz A. Taposok (University of Southern Mindanao, North Cotabato); and Sandy R. Terania (PAF, Cavite City).
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The DNB semi-finalists are Estanislao N. Temblor (Naguilian Fire Station, La Union); Anunciacion D. Pagdilao (Municipal Government of Pinili, Ilocos Norte); Aurea G. Parbo (DepEd-Division of Bataan); Celia D. Gatdula (Home Development Mutual Fund, Bataan); Rosimalu D. Galgao (Philippine Navy, Cavite City); Maxima DC. Riola (City Government of Antipolo City); Alma O. Canama (UPLB, Laguna); Purificacion L. Cagalpin (Municipal Government of Sariaya, Quezon); Cesar Q. Letada (Bureau of Internal Revenue, Legaspi City); Lourdes S. Banzuelo (Iloilo City Police Office); Rolito J. Royeras, Jr. (City Government of Maasin, Southern Leyte); Septemio C. Santiago (Municipal Government of Maslog, Eastern Samar); San Ubaldo B. Esteban (BFP, Kalinga); Lilibeth B. Martin (Provincial Government of Abra); Jonathan G. Calixto (PNP-Special Action Force, Taguig City); Harold M. Cabunoc (Philippine Army, Taguig City); Marie Antonette A. Castaños (PAF, Pasay City); Joevanni A. Villanueva (Court of Tax Appeals, Quezon City); and Alejandra B. Boiser (DENR, Agusan del Sur).
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The LB Award is conferred on an individual or group of individuals for extraordinary contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony.
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The Pagasa Award, meanwhile, is conferred on an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions resulting from an idea or performance that directly benefit more than one department of the government.
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The DNB Award is given to an individual for performance of extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of his/her observance of the eight norms of behavior under Republic Act No. 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees).
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The Commission encourages the public to send in their feedback on the semi-finalists, positive or otherwise, until July 22, 2009 through telephone (931-7993, 932-0381, 932-0111); fax (932-0179); e-mail address (paio@csc.gov.ph); or text message (0917-8398272).
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President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will confer the awards to the exemplary civil servants on September 17, 2009 at the Malacañang Palace in line with the celebration of the 109th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary. (CSC-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo

PNP arrests wanted person
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On July 14, 2009 around 3:00 in the afternoon at Sitio Tuburan, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur, a certain Marcelino Sabado alias "Marcing", 47 years old, married, farmer and a resident of Purok-1 Barangay Carpenito, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur was arrested by elements of Tagbina Police Station led by PInsp Joseph Gementiza, by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) issued by Hon Judge Merlyn B Pacarro-Canedo of RTC 11th Judicial Region, branch 29, Bislig City dated April 23, 2009 charged for rape with criminal case number 2009-04-3410-T with No Bail Bond recommended.
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Arrested person is now temporarily detained at Tagbina Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report on vehicular accident
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On July 14, 2009 around 2:50 dawn along the National Highway of Barangay Triangulo, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, one Isuzu Highlander Wagon color white, bearing plate number KCV 494 registered to Hernando Rosales, resident of R. Calo Street, Butuan City, accidentally hit a cemented fence including a tricycle parked near the area heavily damaging the Isuzu Highlander.
The vehicle was travelling from Butuan City heading towards Cagayan de Oro City and upon reaching Barangay Triangulo.
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Unidentified driver and a companion managed to escape the accident and left the vehicle. 
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Nasipit Municipal Police Station is on the process of investigating the case for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)