10.05.2009

PIA News Service - Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

Mayor Pimentel leads CIVAC 2009

TANDAG SURIGAO DEL SUR (October 6) – Tandag Mayor Alexander T. Pimentel and Vice Mayor Rosario Ninfa Dumagan III together with the Sangguniang bayan officials lead the implementation of Civic Action (CIVAC) 2009 to 21 barangays of this municipality. 

According to Municipal Administrator Aldy Novo, constituents from the 21 barangays benefited from the following services: medical and dental services including free medicines, supplemental feeding, tax collection campaign, legal services, and free assorted seeds from the office of the Municipal Agriculture.

Mr. Novo said, the activity started on October 5 in Barangay Mabuhay. Today the team visits Barangay San Jose and San Isidro. On October 7 the team will visit Barangays Pandanon and Maitom; October 8 in Buenavista and San Antonio; October 9 in Pangi and Salvacion; October 12 San Agustin Norte and Bioto; October 13 in Quezon and Awasian; October 14 in San Agustin Sur and Rosario; October 15 in Dagocdoc; October 16 in Telaje; October 19 in Bag-ong Lunsod; October 21 in Mabua; October 21 in Bongtud; and October 22 in Cabugan.

“CIVAC program is a great opportunity especially to the local folks who are living in the hinterland to avail of the free services from the government. The program is a yearly activity implemented every month of October,” added Mr. Novo. (Nida Grace B. Tranquilan/PIA Surigao del Sur)
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36IB: Life over enemies
 
Life is more important than anything else in the world. With life there is always hope and with hope there is always chance.

The CPP/NPA/NDF-Extortionist Syndicate Group members of Front Committee 20 staged an ambush with the troops of 36IB at 10 o’clock on October 3, 2009 at Sta Maria Trento, Agusan del Sur. They were able to wound seven of its personnel and Thank God no one was killed. With the fatality of some of their wounds, the choice to pursue the enemy and to save the lives of their companions was left into the shoulders of the survivors, and they chose to save the remaining lives of their beloved comrades. The pursuit operation was conducted by the timely arrival of the reinforcement from other personnel of the same unit. The wounded were all evacuated safely to the hospitals.

You see, the life of their comrades promises a better future for their families especially for their children. They have seen that a life is better lived with your love ones. This is how your Philippine Army protects their own, each soldier defends the back of the one in front of them. Besides no one else can help them in times of war but themselves and their brotherhood that have developed overtime.

To all the rebels, you have added another crime into the long list of offenses you have done purposely for a senseless cause. We would like to reiterate the programs that the government is offering for your peaceful surrender and the choice to do it is now before it’s all over and while there is still hope for a better chance. (2LT GABATIN/ PIA-Surigao del Sur)
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Provide full support to affected employees, CSC enjoins heads of government offices

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has issued a memorandum circular enjoining all heads of government offices in Regions 3, 4A, National Capital Region and other areas declared as calamity areas to provide full assistance to their employees affected by the onslaught of Typhoon “Ondoy”.

The CSC said that government offices can make available appropriate financial assistance such as loans and donations, as allowed by internal policies and government accounting/budgeting rules. They can also undertake a campaign to collect clothes, food, cash and other donations for employees in need and other typhoon victims, and assign agency personnel to prepare relief goods.

Agency facilities can be made available for those who need temporary shelter, without compromising security and public service, the CSC added.

Moreover, government personnel who need to do major repair and/or cleanup of their home as a result of the typhoon can be granted special emergency leave of up to five days, which shall not be deducted against their leave credits. Additional days may be added to account for the time they were awaiting rescue and/or could leave their home. (CSC-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

PNP arrests wanted person 

On October 3, 2009 at 2:15 in the afternoon at Barangay Timamana, Tubod, Surigao del Norte, elements from Tubod Municipal Police Station arrested one Melvin Gonzales, 30 years old, single, jobless and resident of Barangay Marga, Tubod, Surigao del Norte and Christopher Yu, 25 years old, single, student and resident of Barangay Poblacion of same municipality by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) dated August 26, 2009 docketed under CC no. 8334, issued by Hon Judge Victor A Canoy of RTC Branch 29, Surigao City for frustrated murder with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 200,000.00 each.

Subject persons are now under the custody of Tubod Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. 

One team from 143rd RMG Company led by PO3 Millor Sr arrested one Jesus Tiago Chavez, 30 years old, single and resident of Purok-1B, Barangay San Antonio, RTR, Agusan del Norte by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) issued by Hon Judge Nemesio S CaƱete of 4th MCTC Cabadbaran-RTR, Agusan del Norte, charged for the crime of grave threats docketed under CC no. 10809.

Subject person was brought to 143rd RMG Company for proper documentation. Apprehension took place at Cabadbaran Emergency Hospital, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte on October 5, 2009 at 2:00 am. 

Also, on October 5, 2009 at 10:00 in the morning at Barangay Hall of Barangay Bangayan, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte, same team conducted operation against wanted person which resulted to the apprehension of one Silvino Pantoliang Escobido, 69 years old, married and resident of Sitio Zapanta Valley, Bangayan, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Francisco F Maclang of RTC Branch 34, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte, charged for the crime of rape docketed under CC no. 2006-75.

Subject person was brought to 143rd RMG Company for proper documentation. 

At 10:45 in the morning of the same date, joint PNP personnel from Surigao City Police Station and General Luna Police Station arrested the following persons: David Benjamen Darby, 61 years old, American National and temporarily residing at Reds Pharmacy, Surigao City; Genalyn Coughlan, 34 years old, married, jobless and resident of Paradise St., Barangay Taft, Surigao City by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Evangeline S Yuipco Bayana of RTC Branch 31, Dapa, Surigao del Norte dated September 22, 2009 for estafa docketed under CC no. 09-58 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 50,000.00. 

Subject persons are temporarily detained at Surigao City Police Station awaiting for commitment order. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga) 

Report on recovery of carnapped vehicle 

On October 5, 2009 at 2:30 in the afternoon at Sabo Crap Buyer located at Montilla Boulevard, Butuan City, PNP personnel from Butuan City Police Station 3 led by PSINSP Ave Mario M Romero recovered one unit Honda 100 single motorcycle without plate number with chassis/engine no. C100N-5000707.

Said motorcycle was allegedly stolen on September 29, 2009 at the vicinity of ANECO, Butuan City and owned by one Maximo Calamba Layog Jr, 30 years old and resident of LGU Village, Pagatpatan, Butuan City.

Case is still pending awaiting for the complainant to file appropriate charges against owner of Sabo Scrap buyer. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)