9.14.2009

PIA News Service - Monday, Sept. 14, 2009

Mindanao Power Plants temporarily out for repairs
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ILIGAN CITY (September 14) – Four hydroelectric power plants of the National Power Corporation (NPC) and two plants of Independent Power Producers are on temporary shutdown to undergo repairs.  
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A load reduction plan during peak hours was drawn up in response to the lowered generation capacity of the Mindanao Power Grid. According to National Grid Corporation of the Philippines - Mindanao Systems Operations Head, Mr. Eugene H. Bicar, the unavailable power plants are the Agus I unit 2 (40 MW) & Agus 5 unit I (27 MW), which was out due to clogged up trash racks, and Agus 2 unit 1 (60MW) which is on preventive maintenance. The Pulangi Hydro Electric Plant unit 3 in Maramag, Bukidnon is also out due to low inflow and high thrust bearing temperature.  
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The Western Mindanao Power Corporation power plant’s units 3 to 10 (80 MW) in Zamboanga City are also out due to burnt power cables. STEAG Mindanao Coal Fired Power Plant (210 MW) in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental was temporarily shut down from September 11-22, 2009 for a 12-day maintenance work. 
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During this period, power distribution utilities & electric cooperatives of Mindanao will be requested to drop some of their feeders to address the generation problem and to prevent overloading of transmission lines. 
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Power supply will be limited during peak hours or from 10 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8:30 PM daily based on actual system condition until the curtailment is lifted. This may result to short rotational brownouts in some areas.
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Steps are being made to correct the problems of the power plants as soon as possible so the power supply situation in the Mindanao Grid will normalize, with comfortable level of generation reserves.  
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NGCP is the new private company that operates the country’s transmission network. It oversees over-all grid operations of the Luzon, the Visayas and the Mindanao power grids. (Glory P. Rebleza, NGCP/ PIA-Caraga)
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Elementary student killed by CPP/NPA during an ambushed

DAYOAN, TAGO, SURIGAO DEL SUR (September 14)
- The life of a grade one student was taken away when a group of Communist Terrorists ambushed a logging truck plying the logging road at KM 9, Barangay Puyat, Carmen, Surigao del Sur in early morning of 11 September 2009.

The fatality identified as Christine M Salahay, 8 yrs of age was one of three casualties, the other two, employees of SUDECOR were identified as Paterno Eteng, a company guard and Jonnie Montenegro, 37, a road patcher. Other passengers were also injured.

Bernard Salahay, Christines father described her as loving and industrious daughter. He recalled that Christine, even at her early age, contributes to the family income by selling donuts and ice candy in Brgy Puyat of Carmen and Brgy Pakwan of Lanuza.
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She sometimes was skipping from her classes when the opportunity to earn a big profit presents itself.  

Christine’s mother Ingila, portrays her daughter as a future teacher or an office employee of SUDECOR in the future.

But this was not to be the case when armed men, suspected to be NPAs under George Madlos AKA Oris suddenly attacked the logging truck that inflicted a fatal wound to Christine’s neck when she was left behind the truck’s cabin when everybody else tried to escape the onslaught. She was immediately brought to the Madrid Hospital for treatment but expired several hours later while being transferred to Tandag.

This act perpetrated by the NPAs in CARCANMADCARLAN can only be described as inhuman and a clear violation of human rights. It could seem that the NPA has no respect and consideration for women and children as they carried out their terroristic act. The Salahay Family is seeking justice for the murder of their daughter.

Two other civilians survived the attack; Robert D Penig sustained gun shot wound on his head while Gaudencio A Quinonez sustained gunshot wound on his stomach. (CMO-58IB, 4ID, PA)


POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania and PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo

PNP arrests wanted persons 
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On September 11, 2009 at 9:00 in the morning at Barangay Hornasan, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur, PNP members of San Agustin Municipal Police Station led by PSINSP Mario A Tebrero apprehended one Bonifacio Iglecia alias “Bobong”, of legal age, married and resident of said place by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Alfredo P Jalad of RTC Branch 28, Lianga, Surigao del Sur for the crime of frustrated murder docketed under CC no. L-2297.
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Arrested person is now detained at San Agustin Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. 
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At 11:45 in the morning of the same date at Barangay Buenavista, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, PNP members of Tandag Municipal Police Station led by SPO2 Lou L Plaza apprehended one Dino Fritz Taculing, 26 years old, married and resident of Barangay Gamut, Tago, Surigao del Sur by virtue of alias WOA dated March 13, 2008 issued by Hon Judge Vicente M Luna Jr of RTC Branch 40, Tandag, Surigao del Sur for the crime of attempted rape docketed under CC no. 5189 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 120,000.00.
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Subject person is now detained at Tandag Police Station for proper disposition.  
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Also, at 1:30 in the afternoon, at Sitio Pampangon, Barangay Sua, Barobo, Surigao del Sur, PNP members of Barobo Municipal Police Station led by Roger Rivas apprehended one Mateo Mitra, 34 years old, married and resident of said lace by virtue of WOA dated August 28, 2009 issued by Hon Judge Alfredo P Jalad of RTC Branch 28, Lianga, Surigao del Sur for the crime of frustrated murder docketed under CC no. L-2305 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 200,000.00.
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Arrested person now detained at Barobo Police Station for proper disposition. 
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The team also arrested one Anecito Rivera, 43 years old, married and resident of said Barangay Sua, Barobo, Surigao del Sur by virtue of WOA dated August 28, 2009 issued by Hon Judge Alfredo P Jalad of RTC Branch 28, Lianga, Surigao del Sur for the crime of qualified theft docketed under CC no. L-2303 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 24,000.00.
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Arrested person is now detained at Barobo Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. 
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Meanwhile, at 1:50 in the afternoon, PNP members of Cabadbaran Police Station led by PCINSP Zosimo L Duarte apprehended one Celso Pajaron, 40 years old, married, jobless and resident of Purok-4, Barangay Basilisa, RTR, Agusan del Norte by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Merlin B Pacaro-CaƱedo of RTC Branch 29, Bislig City for the crime of murder docketed under CC nos. 2009-7-3449, 2007-7-3449A and 2009-7-3449B without bailbond recommended.
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Apprehension took place at New Terminal, Barangay Mabini, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte. Arrested person is now detained at Cabadbaran Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report on illegal gambling 
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On September 11, 2009 at 7:00 in the evening at Barangay Bangonay, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, joint elements of Agusan del Norte PPO and Jabonga Municipal Police Station conducted operation against illegal gambling which resulted to the recovery of illegal gambling paraphernalia.
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The two suspects elude arrest but they threw their bag containing the following: 5 swertres Lotto tip; one piece hand made tally sheet filled with swertres lotto numbers, 9 stubs filled with swertres numbers; four stubs filled with last two numbers; carbon papers; two pieces ballpen; two pieces blank stubs and bet money amounting to Php 551.75 in different denomination. Case now prepared for filing in court. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report on fire incident 
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On September 10, 2009 at 4:30 in the afternoon, Barangay Quezon, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur, a two storey residential house owned by Mr and Mrs Domiciano A Hallasco was razed by fire.
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PNP elements of Tagbina Municipal Police Station took precautionary measures to the populace of said place. Initial investigation conducted by the BFP personnel of Tagbina disclosed that the cause of fire was faulty electrical wirings. Estimated damages amounted to more or less Two Million Pesos. 
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On September 12, 2009 at 2:00 in the afternoon at T Salvador Calo Premium Market, Langihan, Butuan City, a fire occurred at dried fish section particularly at the stall of one Alvin Filizilda, of legal age, married and resident of Purok-4, Emelia Compound, Barangay Holy Redeemer, Butuan City. Fire razed five block tiendas and contained by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Butuan City more or less 2:15 in the morning of same date. Cause of fire and estimated damaged are still under investigation by the BFP. Progress report to follow. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga) 
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Report on shooting incident 
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On September 10, 2009 at 8:30 in the evening at Sitio San Vicente, Barangay Magsaysay, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur, one Barangay Kagawad Bonifacio Lestiro reported to Tagbina Police Station about shooting incident victimizing one Julieto Apor, 44 years old, married, farmer and resident of said place.
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PNP elements of Tagbina Municipal Police Station led by PINSP Wilfredo A Templanza responded immediately of the incident and they brought the victim to Hinatuan District Hospital for medical treatment but was declared dean on arrival by the attending physician.
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Initial investigation disclosed that while the victim was having a dinner with his family, unidentified suspect shot him thru a wooden wall of his house. Victim sustained gunshot wound at the back portion of his body.
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Recovered from the crime scene one spent shell of cal .45 pistol. Motive-undetermined. Progress report to follow. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report on traffic accident 
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On September 12, 2009 around 10:00 in the morning at the National Highway of Sitio Hinatigan, Barangay Poblacion, Bacuag, Surigao del Norte, a Bachelor Bus bearing plate no. KVR 360 driven by Emeliano Berong Cabuga, 45 years old, married and a resident of Barangay Mabahin, Cortes, Surigao del Sur while traveling bound for Surigao City accidentally bumped a yellow Multicab driven by Luis Patriana, 60 years old, married and a resident of Barangay Magasang, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur.
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The incident resulted to the death of Luis Patriana (Multicab driver) and injured the passengers onboard the Multicab namely: Pablo Ramirez Jr, Adelaida A Eliazar, Wilmar Mollanda, Riza Crispo, Renzo Ortiz, Glorino Ortiz, Janet Gromez and Michael Simoy Cudillo. 
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All injured victims were brought to Caraga Regional Hospital Surigao City for medical treatment. The Bachelor bus together with the driver Emeliano Berong Cabuga is now under the custody of Bacuag Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report on fire incident 
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On September 12, 2009, a house at Purok 6–Utaw, Barangay Malpok, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte owned by Armendo Lumactod Aragua, 24 years old, married was razed by fire around 6:30 in the evening.
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Damages are estimated to more or less Php 15,000.00 and Buenavista Municipal Police Station is presently conducting a thorough investigation to determine the cause of fire. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report on attempted suicide 
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On September 13, 2009 around 3:45 early dawn at Purok 17, Barangay San Vicente, Butuan City, Eulogio Quimpan Gonzales, 50 years old attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself on the head using a caliber .38 revolver with serial number 7442 ARMSCOR 202.
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Victim sustained a gunshot wound on his head and was immediately brought to Butuan Doctor's Hospital for medical attention. The firearm used is now in the custody of Butuan City Police Station 3. Case is now under further investigation. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)