9.02.2009

PIA News Service - Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

PCSO continues to spread charity virus

BUTUAN CITY (2 September) – Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) -Agusan del Norte Field Office is now on its final stage of preparation for the upcoming nationwide medical, dental, feeding and information-gathering mission on Sunday, September 6, 2009, thus continuing its effort to spread the charity virus nationwide.

Dubbed as ‘100 percent in one day’, a number of doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, health workers, medical professionals and concerned Filipino citizens from the government and private sector leave the comforts of their home to perform the biggest act of charity in the country.

The charity mission aims to cover all of the country’s 41,995 barangays.

In Caraga Region, PCSO is setting up media center in Butuan City and Surigao City aimed to feed live coverages in the national television. Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Gym is set for Butuan’s media center while the San Juan Gym in Surigao City will be the venue for Surigao del Norte.

According to PCSO-Caraga Lottery Operations Officer Gloria Ybañez, a total of 1,310 barangays throughout the region will benefit from the mission. “This number of barangays comprises 60% of the total number of barangays in Caraga,” Ybañez said.

In the Infotext program where the IMAP guidelines will be implemented, the mission aims to serve 1,310 beneficiaries throughout the region - or 100% of the beneficiaries.

Also, Ybañez said that during the event, PCSO is targeting for a 100% registration of “Kaibigan ng PCSO” volunteers which was launched in the city on May, 2009. “This is the continuation of the PCSO Caravan and Kaibigan ng PCSO launching last May, 2009 where hundreds of volunteers throughout the region were able to register. So, for those who are still interested to join as PCSO’s kaibigan (friends), this is their last chance to have their names registered,” she said.

For Agusan del Norte, PCSO has assigned 12 venues for the medical-dental mission. For the whole region, a total of 77 venues were set for the mission. 

In the feeding program, children from Agusan del Norte, Province of Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte as well as sick elders are expected to benefit the program.

The nationwide medical, dental, feeding and information-gathering mission highlights the 75th year anniversary of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). (Robert E. Roperos, PIA-Caraga)
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POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo


Voluntary surrender of loose firearm 

On August 31, 2009 around 12:45 in the afternoon, a certain Danilo Doblero Espigar, 37 years old, married and a resident of Barangay Libertad, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur voluntarily surrendered to Bunawan Municipal Police Station one unit caliber .38 revolver with serial number 355472 and two live ammos. 

Surrendered firearm is now under custody of Bunawan Municipal Police Station for documentation and proper disposition.
(PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga) 

Recovery of carnapped motorcycles 

On August 29, 2009 around 11:00 in the morning at Barangay San Joaquin, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, PNP members of Prosperidad Municipal Police Station led by SPO3 Dave Dabodabo, Traffic PNCO together with SPO1 Ronilo Fundar, Operation PNCO, recovered one unit Honda Wave motorcycle bearing plate no. 7818 KE with legally owned by one Erving Ilisan a resident of Doncano Building, Pili Drive, Butuan City.

Said motorcycle was allegedly stolen on August 25, 2009 by their errand boy identified as Jessie Bayeta. Appropriate charges are now being prepared for filing in court while the motorcycle was turned-over to the owner. 

Also, on August 31, 2009 around 3:40 in the morning at the Bus Terminal of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, PNP members of Prosperidad Municipal Police Station led by SPO3 Samson Besin together with SPO3 Dave Dabodabo and PO3 Leo Urbiztondo recovered one unit Honda XRM 110 motorcycle bearing plate no. IV 2735 owned by Angelito Israel, a government employee and a resident of Purok-3 Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.

Aforesaid vehicle was allegedly stolen around 5:00 in the morning on August 30, 2009 by Jonjie Samson. Suspect is presently detained at Prosperidad Municipal Police Station for filing of appropriate charges in court while the motorcycle was turned-over to the owner. 

At around 7:45 in the morning of the same date, elements of Surigao City Police Station led by PINSP Josef Geofrey Lyndon P Lim and SGT Joseph A Frago of Phil Army, recovered a carnapped single motorcycle red SKYGO brand bearing plate no. MP 7002 at Sitio Panubigon, Barangay Lipata, Surigao City.

Owner of the carnapped motorcycle one identified as Everoste Elisan Fausto, a resident of Payawan 1, Barangay Luna, Surigao City reported that four unidentified teenagers were pushing one unit motorcycle towards Barangay Lipata. 

A follow-up operation was made and recovered said motorcycle at Barangay Ipil Outpost, Surigao City. However, accessories like wheels, handle and tools were taken by the culprits. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)  

Report vehicular accident 

On August 30, 2009 around 6:30 in the evening along the National Highway of Purok-2 Barangay Hubang, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, a single motorcycle driven by Brian Cabusas Tecson, 30 years old, married and a resident of Barangay New Maug Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur with four other passengers was accidentally bumped by a Mitshubishi L200 Pick-up with plate no. GHX-341 owned by Dr. Judith Sansaet and driven by Mario Espina Lumente, 30 years old and a resident of Purok-10 Barangay Del Monte, Talacogon, Agusan de Sur.  

Initial investigation revealed that the motorcycle was running from the south direction while the L200 Pick-up was running from the opposite direction when its front left tire exploded causing it to veer left and bumped the motorcycle.

The incident caused the untimely death of Amparo Cabusas Tecson, 52 years old one of the motorcycle passenger, mother of the motorcycle driver.

Also injured were the motorcycle driver and two other passengers. They were brought to DOP Memorial Hospital for medical treatment while the pick-up driver voluntarily surrendered to San Francisco Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)