PIA News Service - Friday, Oct. 23, 2009

DENR suspends 3 CBFM in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur

Regional Executive Director Edilberto S. Buiser has suspended the operation of three CBFM areas in Barangay Padi-ay, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur today as a condition for the release of the remaining DENR personnel being held by the kidnappers somewhere in a remote village of Padi-ay in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur. 

The compromise deal was arrived at after a meeting of the Crisis Management Committee presided over by RED Buiser with the multi-sectoral group to discuss the demands of the kidnapper. 

The suspended CBFM are the Iligan Tribal Forest Development (ITRIFADC), with an area of 2,639.00 hectares, the Hampapalay Farmers Multi Purpose Cooperative ( HFMPC) in brangay Sta.Cruz with an area of 2,162 hectares and the Bagani Tribal Returness Development Cooperative ( BTRCDC) wih an area of 1,204.58 hectares in Barangay Bantolinao, all Sibagat, Agusan del Sur.

The suspended CBFM were contained in the 6-point demands of the kidnappers of the DENR personnel who are being kept in an isolated place in Barangay Kolambogan, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur. 

The Crisis Management Committee and the multi-sectoral group have arrived with this decision as part of the bargain to secure the release of the rest of the DENR personnel who are still being held at the kidnapper’s lair.

A group was sent to the area to bring the medicines and fresh clothes being requested by the hostages. 

The group will also bring the position of the DENR Crisis Management Committee that the kidnapers should consider as priority of the release of the other hostages who are injured and need immediate medical attention as possible. 
  
The Committee is at present holding another meeting with Mayor Democrito Plaza II and Congressman Jose Aquino II at the City Mayor’s Office in Butuan City as of press time. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)
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Standing for poverty or against it?
By Andre B. Atega, PARO-DAR13

A mere ritual, where everyone stands and declare to fight poverty in words, cannot eliminate poverty. Just as religious ceremonies cannot save any soul, or military parades cannot win any war or peace. But ceremonies, to fill some awkward gaps in human relations and practices, have become a natural part of man. Almost as natural as poverty that maybe if we can eliminate our ceremonies we can probably eliminate poverty.

Someone says that “the world has enough for everybody’s needs but it has not enough for anybody’s greed”. When freedom is understood to mean “GET WHAT YOU CAN!” rather than “SHARE WHAT YOU CAN!” the few who are strong will take the resources of the world and deprived the many who are weak with even the most basic need.

When we seek to destroy the beautiful because we are consumed by our own envy ; when we scheme to destroy the good because our hearts are filled with hate and malice ; when our ambition is bigger that our qualification that we undermined performance and production ; when we focus on defects or dwell in the past that we become un-productive critics obsessed with the negative and cannot see graces or positive asset ; when we want the world to turn according to our selfish wants and not accept humbly that events happen in some mysterious ways ; that is poverty in the heart.

For when we will succeed in destroying the good , the beautiful and the competent out of SSS ( suya , selos , sina ) nothing will be left but ugliness , mediocrity and evil men and women with pretensions for goodness and holiness but actually conspire and criticize secretly for self interests , personal ambition , favoritism , simple ill-will or malice and injustice.

That is where we are today. Injustice and poverty prevail because the world we live in, or the workplace we complain about, is nothing but the reflection and actualization of our own ill-feelings.

A man rich with ideas can become a millionaire with a mere P 10,000.00. That was how the borloloy or taring-taring business started. A man with no ideas even after winning millions from LOTTO can go back poor and miserable in a matter of time.

Perhaps, the greatest sin is ignorance. When we make more babies than we can afford; when we borrow money beyond our means; and when we buy what we don’t need, that is poverty in the mind.

When pride is bigger than the brain, mindless faith stronger than rational thinking, when we consumed the present and spend the future, when people are problem-makers than problem-solvers, that’s poverty in the mind.

When lands are idle and filled with worthless grasses than valuable crops and trees and government refuse to adopt a zero-idle-land policy because it is costly ; when a development agency pays workers below poverty salary level ; when we eat more than we earn ; when we talk more than we work , that is poverty in the mind. 

KURIPOT is not bad. Only those who have no strength to save or who wants a free ride hate it. ARTEHON is not bad. In business, it means “world class” or the beginning of quality service and good packaging. “NEGOSYANTE RA KAAYO” is an expression of a poor mind . “TAGAW” is good. It means the person is not afraid to learn or exposed his ignorance. “HAMBUGERO” is not bad. He is just the person who does not gamble and drink but busy in productive solitude. “To be great is to be misunderstood”, said Ralph Waldo Emerson. “To be honest is to be accused of crimes”, says Andre B. Atega.

There are two hi-ways that your brain can take you: Up or Down. What ideas and influences provide you with wings to fly? What ideas and bad influences bring you down? Performance, courtesy and respect will take you high. Counter – productiveness, sabotage and intrigues can bring you down. Water has no choice but to follow the flow of gravity. Man can pick from many ideas, choose company, or the road only the few will travel. Whatever we choose will make us rich or poor.

In our country , no matter what type of agrarian reform we adopt not all who needs land can have a piece because we are a multitude of 90 million people in a small archipelagic 30 million hectares of lands. There is simply not enough for everybody. So it is not bad policy to send people abroad and bring dollars home. Europeans, Chinese, Americans and Japanese are rich because they do business in poor countries, exploit their wealth and play with their markets to bring money to their own people. 

We are poor because our leaders steal money from our people and spend money abroad; we are poor because we steal money from our children and wives or husbands and spend money with friends; we are poor because we consumed our resources today and leave nothing for the future. The rich get money from outside and bring it home. The poor get money from home and spend it outside.

When leaders secure political funds from oil companies or from media taipans and business moguls, our people will be poor because our leaders will adopt laws and policies to protect the businesses of taipans and moguls. Are we not wondering why we are paying separately for power generation; paying separately for power transmission; paying separately for power distribution; and paying separately for power consumption? 

Are we not wondering why the oil prices are high even when global prices are low? Why development agencies pay below poverty-level salaries? Why GSIS is not transparent to its members? Why the countryside is poor by centralized taxation? Why sacrifice Mindanao budget for Metro Manila? Why when the population is getting bigger and territories and resources are getting smaller still our leaders refuse to adopt real population growth control policy? Why the interests of the country are sacrifice for political ambition?

All these are happening not because of economics but more of politics.

Absolute and mathematical equality is not natural. The strong will always be richer than the weak. The wise richer than the fools. Superpowers richer than Third World. We are not born equal. Some have defects, a few are beautiful, geniuses, or have inheritance; and many are ordinary. Only our rights are equal but the exercise of rights and the opportunities are limited and determined by capability and discipline, guts and talents, resources and luck.

Powerful nations need the wealth and market of poor countries to maintain their political and economic supremacy. The inequality has to be maintained to keep they are. But we cannot hate them for what they are. We cannot expect them to renounce their wealth and power so that we can rise to their level or bring themselves down so that we will meet as equal at some middle ground.

The rich are where they are because of attitude; because they are united as a people; because they produce goods and services that we like to buy; because they are capable and willing to pollute the world for business and destroy nations for control. 

So what is the meaning in all this standing as one against poverty when the powerful stands only for themselves and provides us only with loans, relief goods, and work while they own the technology, capital and the world?

Because we are a poor nation we stand against ourselves. We need to stand against ourselves for us to change. So that we will become KURIPOT in the management sense. So that we will become ARTEHON in a market sense. So that we will be TAGAW or not afraid to learn. So that we will not allow envy, hatred and malice to prevail our sense of fairness, our sense of justice, our sense to be productive. In this way, we will promote the competent, protect the good, crown the beautiful.

We will not fight for equality by war or insurrection or banditry. We will not solve our poverty by making the rich poor. We will fight poverty with creativity, inventiveness and productivity: having artists with real talents, workers who are technically skilled; managers who are competent. If we can make products that the world will buy, we will be able to compete.  

Then we will have pride as a people, we will become proud Filipinos.

TAAS NOO FILIPINO!
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Cebuano News: Kaso sa abli-kotse sa Butuan, misiaw

Ubay-ubay na ang naitalang pagsaka sa kaso sa abli-kotse diin gikawat ang mga importanteng butang sulod sa sakyanan human kini gipangpolpog sa mga wala mailhing kawatan sa miaging adlaw didto sa Dotties Place, J. C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City.

Sa impormasyon nga nakuha sa Periodico Caraga gikan sa Police Regional Office 13, nasayran nga pasado alas 11:00 ang takna sa buntag usa ka biktima nga naila sa pangalan nga Charlie V. Cayetano, 36 anyos, residente sa KM 3, Baan, Butuan City.

Gisaysay ni Cayetano ngadto sa Butuan City Police Station-1 nga ang iyang Mitsubishi Lancer service vehicle nagdala sa plate number LCV-139 kolor silver nakaparking sulod sa parking area sa Dotties ang gilungkab sa wala mailhing kawatan.

Gibuka ang rear window sa maong sakyanan ug gikuot ang usa ka laptop HP Pavillion brand nga nagkantidad sa P70,000.00, usa ka unit DLP Acer Projector nagkantidad sa P30,000.00.

Sa laing bahin usa ka biktima nga naila sa pangalan nga Joseph Celiacay, 45 anyos, residente sa Purok 21, Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.

Ang misumbong nga human nga gokawatan ang kotse ni cayetano mitabok sa atbang ug ang SUV Hyundai Starex Van nga nagdala sa plate number KFA-458, kolor green ang nadiskitahan ug gikawatan pod.

Gibuak ang front seat window sa maong sakyanan ug gitangag ang 9 ka traveling bag nga may unod nga assorted nga sanina.

Ang BCPO naalarma na sa sunod-sunod nga insidente sa abli- kotse diin ila na nga gihimoan sa dinaliang askyon alang sa pagpanubay sa maong hitabo. ( Mike Imbo/Periodico News Network)
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Cebuano News: Task Force Kidnap-Anticala gitukod

Gimugna ang pagtukod sa Task Force Anticala nga mauy mohimo sa luwas nga paagi nga mabuhian ang pito ka field personnel sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources DENR nga gipangdagit kagahapon sa buntag sa wala mailhing armado didto sa Barangay Anticala, Butuan City.

Si Chief Supt. Lino D. Calingasan, Regional Director sa Police Regional Office-13, mipakanaog sa kamandoan nga itukod ang Task Force Anticala alang sa peaceful nga negosasyon.

Gipaningkamotan ang peaceful ug kaluwasan sa pito ka mga personahe nga nadagit sa armadong grupo.

Naglusad sa monitoring alas 4:30 ang takna sa buntag sa dihang mibutho ang gituhuang lumad nga armado.

Gi-kidnap ang mga biktima nga giila sa pangalan ang team leader nga si Forester Gabrieal Arlan, Reto Espenido, Eufredo Pujadas, Emiliano Gatillo Jr. Efren Sabuero, Eduardo Abugatal ug Rudy Clar.

Ang pito gipasakay sa Toyota pick-up sa DENR ug gidala didto sa Barangay Padi-ay, Lungsod sa Sibagat, Agusan del Sur.

Sa pikas nga bahin nga interview sa Periodico caraga ngadto kang Police Chief Inspector Martin Mercado Gamba, Task Force Anticala Media Bureau ang nagkanayon nga mipatawag sa meeting ang PRO-13 alang sa koordinasyon ug lakang nga himoon alang sa peaceful ug luwas nga operasyon. Ang Task Force Anticala ang pangunahan ni Police Superintendent Joseph Plaza, officer in charge sa BCPO.

Gibutyag nga si Jaime Asbu nakadawat sa tawag sa telepono gikan sa nagpailang usa sa mga responsabling midagit ang naila sa pangalan nga Andot Behing, minyo usa ka rebel returnee. 

Giingon sa suspek nga anaa sa “good condition” ang mga biktima.

Gipamatud-an nga luwas ang biktima pinaagi sa pakig-istorya kang Emiliano Gatillo Jr kinsa buhian unya aron magdala sa listahan sa mga demand sa armadong grupo.

Ang grupo nga mitangag sa mga biktima ang gituhuang mga miyembro sa gitawag nga “nagkahiusang lumad”.

Mipatawag pod sa emergency meeting si DENR Northeastern Mindanao Regional Executive Director Edilberto S. Buiser uban ang mga staff sa Agusan del Norte ug Butuan City Environement and Natural resources Officers-PENR Rosendo Asunto ug CENR Jaime Acebu sa kasulbaran sa maong hitabo.

Ang komite sa krisi nga gipangunahan ni surigao del Sur Governor Vicente BB Pimentel uban sa koordinasyon sa PRO-13 pinangunahan ni PCSupt. Calingasan, CEO IV acting Ground Commander.

Gipaningkamotan sa kapulisan nga ma-release ang pito ka personahe nga luwas ug sa madali nga panahon. (Mike Imbo/Periodico News Network)
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Relatives of 7 kidnapped- DENR employees appeal for compassion from their abductors

The relatives and loves ones of the seven kidnapped employees of the DENR have appealed to the leader of the abductors Andot Behing for compassion. 

Public school teacher Judith Arlan , the sister of one of the kidnapped victims Forester Gabriel Arlan, aired her appeal to the kidnappers to free their victims.  

Some of the kidnapped employees, reportedly, have health problems. She said the abducted DENR personnel, considering their poor health condition, may not be able to bear the rigorous climbing and hostile environment condition at Mount Hilong-Hilong in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur. 

DENR 13 Regional Executive Director Edilberto S. Buiser said the kidnapped victims have requested for medicines and fresh clothes .

He said the Crisis Management Committee which he heads, is expecting a letter from the kidnappers which contain their demand anytime today. 

Contingencies and alternative options have been prepared by the DENR to secure the early release of the abducted DENR personnel and the safety of their lives.  

Meanwhile, the Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Lito Atienza has condemned the abduction of seven field personnel of the Department manning a checkpoint in Butuan City.

“In behalf of the officials and employees of the DENR, I condemn, in strongest terms possible, this dastardly act of abducting our personnel who are out in the field doing their job of protecting the environment,” Atienza said.

The kidnapped DENR employees were identified as Forester Gabriel Arlan, Rito A. Espenido, Teofredo E. Pujadas, Emiliano P. Gatillo, Jr., Efren N. Sabuero, Rudy A. Clar and Eduardo E. Abogata. All were assigned at the Task Force Watershed Multisectoral Checkpoint in Barangay Anticala, Butuan City.

They were abducted by a group of armed men on October 21,2009 at around 1 o’clock in the morning at the DENR Checkpoint in Pianing, Anticala, Butuan City. (Eric Herzon F. Gallego, DENR / RPAO Chief)
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1st Youth Leadership Summit launched in Surigao del Sur

Tandag, Surigao del Sur – The first Youth Leadership Summit in Surigao del Sur will launched today October 23 at White Beach in Cagwait this province participated by the Sangguning Kabataan (SK) provincewide. 

Lt. Roxanne revealed that the 3-day activity is facilitated by the Philippine Army in coordination with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), NEDA, PDEA, TESDA, PDCC, PPDO, PNRC and supported by the provincial government headed by Governor Vicente Pimentel Jr.

Col. Erwin Rommel Lamzom, 58IB Battalion Commander in a phone patch interview said, the primary objective of the summit is to refresh the youth on what is leadership. Updates on issues concerning Surigao del Sur, security and safety for disaster and others will also be tackled during the summit. 

With a theme, “Leadership training for peace and development”, the summit aims to develop good leadership among the youth of Surigao del Sur.

Col Lamzon revealed that 70 participants from all over the province are expected to participate in the activity. Participants will comprise of three SK officers from each municipality. Representatives from other youth organizations who are interested to join the summit is also expected to participate. (Nida Grace B. Tranquilan/PIA Surigao del Sur)
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ADN gears up preparedness in times of disaster

BUTUAN CITY – Following the tragic event in the wake of Bagyong Ondoy and Pepeng, the province of Agusan del Norte gears up preparedness in times of disaster through a two-day Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Action Planning Workshop on October 21-22 at Carmen, Agusan del Norte. 

Within the two-days the province formulated its five-year Disaster Risk Management Plan geared towards decreasing the province vulnerability and increasing its resiliency in times of disaster.

Among the measures taken by the province to reduce the impact of disasters is the identification of hazard or risk prone areas. The province also aims to strictly implement the land use plans, zoning, buildings and fire codes of the province. 

To mitigate the impact of disaster, the province also integrates or mainstream disaster risk management in the comprehensive land use plan of each municipality. The province also plans to put up additional early warning systems in strategic locations.

To prepare people to react appropriately during disasters, the province has formulated a contingency plan on flood and is now planning to conduct massive information drive to increase people’s awareness on disasters. 

Preparedness plans of the province also include training on search and rescue with special emphasis on swift water rescue. An inventory of available resource of the provinces will also be conducted to better prepare the province in times of disaster. 

During the planning, the province also aims to create an operation center for the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) Operations Center for a synchronized and faster response in times of disaster. 

Other response mechanisms the province plans to implement is the establishment of a hotline number for disaster and purchase of equipment such as rubber boats, handheld radios, life jackets and ambulances. 

The Disaster Risk Management Plan aims to lessen the impacts of natural hazards and related environmental and technological disasters. It includes all forms of activities, including structural and non-structural measures to avoid or to limit adverse effects of hazards. (Lovely Laudette Gamba, PIA-Caraga)
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18 Police awarded with Medalya ng Kagalingan for a job well done

BUTUAN CITY – The Police Regional Office 13 honoured 18 PNP personnel for showing a heroic performance in the performance of their duties.
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PNP-Caraga Regional Director PCSUPT Lino De Guzman Calingasan awards the “Medalya ng Papuri” to deserving PNP personnel of 14th RMG led by PINSP JOEL A BINAS for having demonstrated exemplary efficiency for being 2nd runner up among 10 competing team in the 1st Directorate for Integrated Police Operation Eastern Mindanao (DIPO-EM) SWAT Team competition held at Camp Catitipan, Davao City.
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Police Chief Superintendent Lino Calingasan, Police Regional Director of PRO 13 and Office of the Civil Defense Regional Director Blanche Gubenchiong pinned the Medalya ng Kagalingan (PNP Medal of Merit) to 18 deserving PNP personnel in a simple ceremony held on October 19 at Camp Rafael Rodriguez in Libertad this city.
The awardees who received the Medalya ng Kagalingan are Police Supt. Arnold Pascual, Police Chief Inspector Zosimo Duarte Jr., Police Senior Inspector Dionesio Pingos, SPO1 Delfin Mission, PO3 Gary Salcedo, PO3 Virgilio Pabia, PO3 Dennis Lozada, PO3 Gary Gerbolingo and PO1 Von Harjie Abucayan for the successful rescue operation of kidnap victim Indian National Kuljit Singh and the arrest of the suspects Bikram Singh and his Filipino wife Crispina Flores Singh.

Police Chief Inspector Adolf Almendra and 8 others namely: SPO4 Ellakim Villahermosa, SPO3 Crispino Buno, SPO3 Joselito delos Santos, PO3 Guillermo Ebale, SPO1 Carlos Abasanto, PO3 Eunice Gonzaga, PO3 Melvin Mordeno and PO3 Rene Boy Benegian were likewise awarded with the PNP Medalya ng Kagalingan for the successful arrest of Crispin Lenaban, 39 years old of Barangay San Juan, Alegria, Surigao del Norte.

On July 28, 2009 at around 9:20 in the morning at the Municipal Health Center, Compostela Valley Province, Joint elements of Regional Intelligence Division (RID), PRO 13, Intel Operative of Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office and elements of Compostela Municipal Police Station arrested Lebanan by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by RTC Branch 30 and Branch 32, Surigao City for Double Murder, Illegal Possession of Firearms, Highway Robbery and Murder.

Arrested person is listed number one Most Wanted Person in the province of Surigao del Norte and alleged responsible in the killing of Comelec Officer Wenifreda Taer, her son SB member Rodulfo Taer Jr. and SB member Dominador Dandan all of Alegria, Surigao del Norte. (Jocelyn E. Morano, dxBN-Radyo ng Bayan Butuan)

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Re-balance growth through decent work, ITUCP-AP urges the ADB

23 October 2009, ADB -- Philippine ITUC-AP affiliates, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and Federation of Free Workers (FFW) handed over the WDDW Call to Action for Decent Work, Decent Life and the ITUC- Statement “Re-balancing Growth through Decent Work” to the Asian Development Bank represented by Mr. Bart Édes, Director on Poverty Reduction, Gender, and Social Development Division, Regional and Sustainable Development Department.

The ITUC and ITUC-AP delegates were TUCP Vice President Alejandro C. Villaviza, and FFW President Allan Montaño, TUCP Women Director Florencia Cabatingan and Education and Youth Director Rafael Mapalo.

CALL TO ACTION

Atty. Villaviza explained the objectives of the WDDW Campaign and highlighted the Call to Action’s eight key demands --protection of fundamental labor rights; changing unfair trade rules and reforming the World Bank and the IMF; improving the situation of women and men working in the informal economy; providing social protection to the majority of the world’s population who live without it; increasing development assistance; and ratifying and implementing the UN and ILO conventions around the protection of migrant workers and their families.

He noted that the TUCP and unions all over the world have done many activities highlighting the Call to Action to rally support and encourage stakeholders, especially decision-makers to put into operation the eight key demands.

RE-BALANCING GROWTH THROUGH DECENT WORK

Atty. Montaño acknowledged that the Asian Development Bank has been an important institution which supports regional and national economic development. Quoting from the ITUC-AP Statement, he conveyed that the “ITUC-AP supports the governments' massive stimulus programmes and strong assistance by the ADB to developing countries. The ITUC-AP strongly hopes that the region will recover from the crisis soon, and such a process should be guided by a new development principle, "Rebalancing Growth through Decent Work."

The ADB and trade unions share broad areas of common concern -- economic development, poverty eradication, establishment of social infra-structures, education, gender equality, employment promotion, skill development, building a strong financial architecture in the region, among other things, where trade unions can work together with the ADB in the region and nationally.

He reiterated that “ITUC-AP is pleased to note that the ADB has been recently paying more attention to social dimension of its operation as clearly indicated by Handbook on Core Labour Standards, Primer on Interacting with Workers' Organisation, Social Protection Index and other policy documents.”

On the World Day for Decent Work, he conveyed ITUC-AP’s General Secretary Noriyuki Suzuki’s steadfast hope that the ADB will further include Decent Work concept in its operations in the region and country consultations.

Director Cabatingan pushed that gender equality be given more serious consideration. She said: “Gender equality is the core of decent work.”

ADB RESPONSE

Director Édes thanked the ITUC-AP for sharing the Statement on WDDW titled “Re-balancing Growth through Decent Work”. He noted: “Your call for rebalancing growth through decent work comes at a time when the region has been coping with the negative social impacts of the global economic slowdown, including the loss of millions of jobs.”

Furthermore, he reported that the regional outlook remains uncertain. In particular, a protracted global slowdown will delay the region’s full recovery. It is unlikely that the region can revert to its long-term growth potential without the support of a firm global rebound. In the longer term, the key challenge for developing Asia will be to enhance resilience to external shocks. It can do so through policies aimed at broadening the scope and structure of the region’s openness and strengthening national systems that support human development. Practical steps include fostering intra-regional trade, managing financial globalization, maximizing the benefits of labor mobility, health and social protection.
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He said: “We believe that creating the conditions for goods jobs and social protection programs for those unable to find decent work is an urgent priority for governments in Asia and the Pacific.”

“The ABD welcomes consultation and social dialogue with trade unions and the civil society in the banks programs on poverty reduction, gender, social development and sustainable development.”

He urged the delegates to read the proceedings of the recently-concluded “Conference on Global Financial Crisis: Impacts, Lessons and Growth Rebalancing” for information and knowledge sharing. (TUCP/PIA-Surigao del Norte)
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POLICE REPORTS
By Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

Accomplishment report on loose firearms (deposited in the Drop Boxes) 

Three firearms were deposited in the drop box for unwanted firearms in Alegria Municipal Police Station, Alegria, Surigao del Norte on October 19, 2009 at around 2:00 in the afternoon by a concerned citizen. Said firearms are as follows: one unit caliber 45 homemade with defaced serial number; one unit homemade shotgun without serial number; and one unit caliber 22 air rifle. Said firearms are under the custody of Alegria Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. 

On October 20, 2009 at around 3:30 in the afternoon, two units of caliber 38 revolver were deposited in the drop box of Bacuag Municipal Police Station, Bacuag, Surigao del Norte, by a concerned citizen. Said firearms are now under the custody of Bacuag Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. 

Two firearms were deposited in the drop box of Mainit Municipal Police Station, Mainit, Surigao Del Norte on October 20, 2009 at around 4:00 in the afternoon by a concerned citizen. These are one unit homemade shotgun without make and serial number and one unit caliber 38 revolver. 

On the other hand, at about 8:00 O'clock in the morning on October 21, 2009, one unit homemade shotgun without make and serial number was deposited in the drop box of Claver Municipal Police Station, Claver, Surigao del Norte by a concerned citizen. Said firearms are now under the custody of the respective Municipal Police S for proper disposition. 

Meanwhile, one unit caliber 38 revolver was deposited in the drop box of unwanted firearm in Sison Municipal Police Station, Sison, Surigao del Norte on October 21, 2009 at around 9:00 O'clock in the morning by a concerned citizen. 

On the other hand, on the same time and date, personnel of Alegria Municipal Police Station, Alegria, Agusan del Norte retrieved one unit homemade shotgun from the drop box for unwanted firearm placed at the Public market of Alegria, Surigao del Norte. Said firearms are now under the custody of the respective Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. 

At around 3:00 in the afternoon of the same date, a concerned citizen deposited two units of caliber 22 of unknown brand in the drop box for unwanted firearms in Magallanes Municipal Police Station, Magallanes, Agusan del Norte. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Accomplishment report on loose firearms (Voluntarily surrendered) 

On October 20, 2009 at around 2:30 in the afternoon, a certain Baldo Cabesas, of legal age and a resident of Kinabjangan, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte voluntarily surrendered his homemade rifle single shot caliber 5.56 mm to Nasipit Municipal Police Station. 

On the same date, at around 2:45 in the afternoon, one unit unit of caliber 38 revolver (Paltik) was voluntarily surrendered to Nasipit Municipal Police Station by one Alfredo Maraya, of legal age and a resident of Barangay 7, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. 

Another caliber 38 revolver was voluntarily surrendered to Nasipit Municipal Police Station on October 20, 2009, around 3:30 in the afternoon by one Benjamin Casil of legal age and a resident of Barangay 5, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. 

Meanwhile, on October 21, 2009 at around 1:15 in the afternoon, a certain person requested for anonymity voluntarily surrendered his .38 caliber revolver to PSI Irene D. Pareja, Investigation Officer, Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office. Said surrendered firearms are now under the custody of the respective police stations for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on robbery 

Unidentified suspect/s allegedly robbed the Cabadbaran District Hospital located at Barangay Tolosa, Cabadbaran Agusan del Norte on October 21, 2009 at around 4:00 in the morning.

Initial investigation disclosed that the suspects forcibly break the door knob of the main entrance o the said hospital and carted away one portable CD player with speaker Toshiba brand with estimated value of PhP 25, 000.00 and one unit cellular phone with estimated value of PhP1,500.00. Anecita Tantoy Suganob, Assistant Clerk of said hospital, owned said items. Suspects fled towards unknown direction after the incident. 

Cabadbaran Municipal Police Station still conducting further investigation to possibly identify and arrest the suspect/s. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on robbery Incident (Bukas Kotse) 

On October 21, 2009 at around 11:00 O'clock in the morning, one Charlie V. Cayetano, 36 years old and a resident of Km. 3, Baan, Butuan City reported to Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) that his Mitsubishi Lancer service vehicle bearing plate number LCV-139, color silver parked in side the parking area of Dotties place was robbed by unidentified suspect.

Said suspect break the right side rear window of the said vehicle and carted away one unit laptop HP Pavillion brand worth PhP70,000.00 and one unit DLP Acer projector worth PhP 30,000.00.

Another victim, one Joseph Celiacay, 45 years old and a resident of Purok-21, Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur reported that his SUV Hyundai Starex Van with plate number KFA-458, color green parked infront of the said vehicle owned by Charlie Cayetano was also robbed by unidentified suspect. Suspect break the right front-seat window of the SUV and carted away nine units of travelling bags and assorted clothing. 

Elements of BCPO still conducting follow-up investigation regarding the incident. Progress report follows. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)