(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 17 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: 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 rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. 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 Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Monday, Sept. 28, 2009

Cebuano News: Gov. Ace Barbers mipirma sa usa ka kasabutan tali sa Philippine-Australia Road Maintenance Program

Matuman na gayud ang dugay na nga gipangandoy sa mga Siargaonon nga maayong mga kadalanan sa Isla sa Siargao tungod sa gipirmahang kasabutan ni Gov. Ace Barbers tali na sa Philippine-Australia Road Maintenance projects dinhi sa mainland.

Ang maong pagpirma sa usa ka kontrata nga gihimo niadtong niaging semana didto sa kauluhan, gitambungan sa Provincial Planning and Development Officer nga si Mr. Arturo M. Cruje isip maoy representative sa Gobernador.

Gikalipay sa tanang Siargaonon ang maong proyekto tungod ilang nakita nga wala gayud magpasagad ang pangagamhanan sa tanan nilang hangyo ug mga mulo. Dako ang ilang pasalamat kang Gov. Ace Barbers nga kanunay gayud sila giprayoridad ug gihatagan ug dakong bili pinaagi sa paghatag kanila sa ubay-ubay nga mga kaayuhan sama niini.

Gibutyag usab sa Gobernador nga ang pagahimuong Roxas Junction to Sta. Monica Road Project maoy katuman sa ilang gisaad ngadto sa mga katawhan sa Isla sa Siargao.

Gilauman ni Gov. Ace Barbers nga ang maong gisugdan na nga proyekto makahatag ug dakong tabang sa tanang Siargaonon.Ug iya usab nga gipanghinaut nga sa dili madugay, magamit na dayon kining maong dalan aron nga dili na sila maglisod unya sa ilang pagbiyahe sa matag karon ug unya. (PGO-Media Bureau/ PIA-Surigao del Norte)

CSC fetes outstanding civil servants

Agriculture Director Gumersindo Lasam would have realized his goal of food self-sufficiency for the country had he not been slain. Barangay Chairman Raulito Datiles brought jobs and income to his neighborhood out of garbage. University Research Associate Alma Canama saved precious research data and equipment from rising flood.

These are some of the people who make up the roster of Outstanding Public Servants of 2009, who will be conferred the Lingkod Bayan (LB), Pagasa and Dangal ng Bayan (DNB) Awards by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on September 17, 2009 at MalacaΓ±ang Palace.

Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chair Ricardo L. Saludo said, “We pay tribute to these exemplary civil servants who are the silent heroes of our bureaucracy. They are the testament of a responsive government that upholds the highest work and ethical standards.”

Saludo stressed that it is important to regularly pay tribute to exemplary state workers in order to compensate their hard work, boost morale, and allow them to be an inspiration to fellow civil servants and the public alike.

The LB Award is conferred on an individual or group of individuals for exceptional contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had a nationwide impact on public interest.

The finalists for this category are Eric E. Noble (Philippine National Police, Pangasinan); Gumersindo D. Lasam, posthumous (Department of Agriculture, Cagayan); Leandro Jun C. Lacsamana (Talavera Water District, Nueva Ecija); Maximo D. Tandang (University of the Philippines Los BaΓ±os [UPLB], Laguna); Persons with Disabilities Coordinating Office (Municipal Government of Carmona, Cavite); Naga City PSEP Team (City Government of Naga, Camarines Sur); Raulito R. Datiles (Barangay Bagumbayan, Quezon City); Jesusa M. Antiquiera (Padre M. Gomez Elementary School, Manila); Nimfa C. Vilches (Supreme Court of the Philippines, Manila); and Eugene B. Patinglag (Adiwang Elementary School, Benguet).

The Pagasa Award is granted to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions that directly benefit more than one department of the government on a certain degree of standards.

The Pagasa awardees are Victorio C. Palabay (Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, La Union); Michael V. FariΓ±as (City Government of Laoag, Ilocos Norte); Jovita P. Ayson (Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Cagayan); Romeo P. Calara (Angeles City Water District, Pampanga); Macario M. Manicad, Jr. (Municipal Government of Plaridel, Bulacan); 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); Luz A. Taposok (University of Southern Mindanao, North Cotabato); and Sandy R. Terania (Philippine Air Force, Cavite City).

Meanwhile, 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 observance of the norms of conduct provided under Republic Act 6713, or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

Said norms are Commitment to Public Interest, Professionalism, Justness and Sincerity, Political Neutrality, Responsiveness to the Public, Nationalism and Patriotism, Commitment to Democracy, and Simple Living.

The DNB finalists are Estanislao N. Temblor (Naguilian Fire Station, La Union); Anunciacion D. Pagdilao (Municipal Government of Pinili, Ilocos Norte); Maxima DC. Riola (City Government of Antipolo City); Alma O. Canama (UPLB, Laguna); Cesar Q. Letada (Bureau of Internal Revenue, Legaspi City); Lourdes S. Banzuelo (Iloilo City Police Office); San Ubaldo B. Esteban (Bureau of Fire Protection, Kalinga); and Lilibeth B. Martin (Provincial Government of Abra).

The CSC’s Public Assistance and Information Office, which manages the government’s Honor Awards Program (HAP), has received a total of 201 nominations this year. After initial evaluation, only 126 nominations qualified for further screening and deliberation by the Search Committees.

The HAP, now on its 50th year, is an annual undertaking that recognizes government officials and employees who have displayed outstanding work performance. The conferment of honor awards aims to motivate or inspire government employees to improve the quality of their performance and instill deeper involvement in public service.

The HAP started in 1959 with the enactment of Republic Act 2260 which created the Employee Suggestions and Incentives Awards System (ESIAS). On October 6, 1975, Presidential Decree 807 was issued reorganizing the CSC, and along with it came a new set of rules, regulations and guidelines on ESIAS. In the following years, the award categories and guidelines were further enhanced to ensure that the HAP fully meets its objectives.

The awarding of the Outstanding Public Servants of 2009 is part of the month-long activities in celebration of the 109th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service this September. (CSC-13/ PIA-Caraga)

September 30 deadline of filing for career service exams; results of July 26 exams out
Interested applicants have until September 30 to file for the Career Service Professional and Sub-professional written examinations to be conducted nationwide on November 15, the last schedule of the year, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

The CSC said both examinations are open to Filipino citizens who are at least 18 years old, regardless of educational attainment, and have not reached the limitation on the frequency of taking the examinations.

Career service examinations, the CSC clarified, may be taken once every three months and up to four times only. Examinees who fail on the fourth attempt can apply for the same level of examination only after two years from the date the fourth failed examination was taken.

All examination applications must be filed at CSC Regional and Field Offices. Details on application requirements and procedure, and the directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices, can be accessed at the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph.

Meanwhile, the CSC further disclosed that a total of 5,612 examinees passed the Professional and Sub-professional examinations held last July 26. Of the figure, 4,357 were passers of the Professional level. The complete list of passers by region is available at the CSC website.

Majority of passers in the Professional level came from the National Capital Region (NCR) with a passing rate of 16.08% or 1,329 passers out of 8,265 examinees. On the other hand, the highest passing rate for the Sub-professional level was achieved by the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) with 68 passers out of 401 examinees or 16.96%.

In terms of overall regional performance, combined results of both Professional and Sub-professional levels show that NCR and CAR top the list, posting 15.27% and 13.13% passing rates, respectively.

Other regions with notable overall performance include Region III (Central Luzon) with a 10.96% passing rate; Region VII (Central Visayas), 10.15%; Region IV (Southern Tagalog), 9.93%; Region V (Bicol), 9.33%; and Region XI (Davao Region), 9.31%.

The CSC said that passing the career service examinations results in the conferment of either Professional eligibility or Sub-professional eligibility which, together with education, experience and training requirements, is needed for permanent appointment to corresponding positions in government. (CSC-13/ PIA-Caraga)

By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas and PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo

PNP arrests wanted person 

On September 25, 2009 at around 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon, elements of Santiago Municipal Police Station led by Police Inspector Amadeo Muede Jr. arrested one Joel Sososco Otbo, 24 years old, single and a resident of Purok-8, Barangay Poblacion, Santiago, Agusan del Norte.

Said person was arrested at his residence by virtue of Alias Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Dax Xenos Gonzaga, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 34, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte for the crime of theft docketed under criminal case number 2003-136.

Arrested suspect is now detained at Santiago Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Confiscation of illegally sawn lumber 

Sanggunian Bayan members of Libjo, Dinagat Islands, Hon. Rogelio Magpatoc and Hon. Francisco Areglo reported to Libjo Municipal Police Station that on September 24, 2009 around 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon, they were able to confiscate abandoned sawn lumber at Sitio Villa Consolacion, Barangay San Jose, Libjo, Dinagat Islands.

Said confiscated lumber were 161 pieces in assorted sizes with an estimated volume of 1,800 board feet, and was properly turned-over to PENRO personnel, Benjamin Besin for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Arrest of suspect in violation of article 254 of the revised penal code

On September 24, 2009 around 7:00 in the evening at Barangay Mabua, Surigao City, Surigao City Police Station (SCPS) personnel apprehended a certain Gil Tabilin Biancaflor, 44 years old, married, a businessman residing at Purok-2 Barangay Mabua, Surigao City for Illegal Discharge of Firearm based on the complaint of Mrs Pelgin Bolosa West also a resident of the same place.

Initial investigation conducted to the complainant disclosed that she (complainant) heard three consecutive burst of gunfire after which she saw the suspect went inside her Videoke store and drink with his cohorts inside. In the course of the investigation, PFC Milky Luza Espere, 24 years old, single, a member of the Phil Marine Battalion assigned at 2ND Marine Battalion stationed at Tawi-tawi, Jolo, Sulu and a resident of Barangay Danao, Surigao City turned-over the involved firearm one unit of caliber .45 pistol COLT MK IV series 70 with serial no. 850617 with five live ammos.

Recovered from the scene were two fired empty shells of same caliber. Biancaflor was brought to SCPS for documentation while an inquest Case in Violation of Art 2545 of RPC (Illegal Discharge of Firearm) was being prepared. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Progress report:

Same case was already filed before the City Prosecutor's Office against Gil Tabilin Biancaflor docketed under NPS-XIII-O5-INQ-O91-OO235. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)  

Report on drowning incident

On September 25, 2009 around 8:00 o'clock in the morning along the seashore of Barangay La Fraternidad, Tubay, Agusan del Norte, a mining worker is believed to be drowned after falling into the sea while working in a barge. Raymun Marquez of legal age, married and a resident of Barangay Victory, Tubay employed at Sam-R Mining and Construction Corporation while working at the main ramp of the barge LCT VMG II owned by the said corporation, accidentally went off balance and fell into the sea water.  

Up to this report, Marquez' body is still not recovered due to the huge waves experienced in the area. A Rescue Operation is on going for the recovery of the victim's body. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)