11.12.2009

PIA News Service - Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

Butuan trimedia inks MOA with PDEA

BUTUAN CITY – In a bid to stop and prevent drug abuse in the region, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Caraga signs a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the city’s tri-media on Thursday (November 12), here in this city. 

The MOA stresses the role of media in drug prevention and control. It emphasizes the importance of an honest and true relationship between the PDEA and the media.

Gen. Dionisio Santiago, Director General of PDEA in his speech commends the media for its indispensable role in drug prevention and control.

Gen Santiago also reveals how a good relationship with the media could aid in the agency’s investigation. 

“Without the media, the community will not know how PDEA is faring or how the government is working in the region,” stresses Gen. Santiago. 

The signing of the MOA is one of the highlights of the First Caraga Drug Prevention and Awareness Week. It aims to strengthen collaboration and partnership among the various sectors of society. 

Earlier that day during the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLECC), PDEA also inks MOA with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Butuan, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) and the Office of the Muslim Affairs (OMA). 

It is believed that the collaboration of the various sectors of society is necessary to prevent and stop drug abuse in the region. (Lovely Laudette Gamba, PIA-Caraga)

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NPA Harassed and Disarmed SUDECOR Guards in Sur Sur

The Special Cafgu Active Auxiliary (SCAA) members under the command of Capt. Ignacio Paje who guarding the Surigao Development Corporation (SUDECOR) equipment in Km 31, Brgy Pakwan, Lanuza Surigao del Sur was harassed and captured by undetermined numbers of Communist Terrorists (CTs) suspected New Peoples Army at around 8:30 in the morning on November 11.

According to the report, the CTs disarmed them and burned the following heavy equipments: two units of Yarder, Six Units of Raker, Four units of Bulldozer and undetermined number of Chainsaws in the area owned by the SUDECOR company.

On separate incident at around 10 in the morning on the same day, the Alpha Company of 58IB with Col Tomasito C. Gerafe, PA retired a security Manager of SUDECOR while on their way to reinforce between Km 16 and 17 of Barangay Pakwan, Lanuza was ambushed and landmine by the CPP/NPA. 

Col. Erwin Lamzon said, as respond from the two separate incident happened yesterday, pursuit operation were conducted as of the press time. 

Unconfirmed reports from the Philippine Army, around 8 casualties and undetermined numbers of wounded persons reported including Col Tomasito Gerafe. (Nida Grace Tranquilan/PIA Surigao del Sur)
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NGCP asks electric cooperatives and private power utilities to voluntarily shed load

Electric cooperatives and private power utilities are asked by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to voluntarily shed load effective 10:00 a.m. today, November 11, 2009 resulting in rotating brownouts of short durations throughout Mindanao. 

NGCP Mindanao Operations and Maintenance Head Mr. Emmanuel Abellanosa said the load curtailment scheme is resorted to maintain the integrity of the Mindanao power grid following the isolation of Agus 1 (40 megawatts) and Agus 2 (100 megawatts) hydroelectric power plants at 12:45 a.m. today due to the toppling of bombed tower no. 12 at Sitio Taburo, Nangka, Baloi, Lanao del Norte. The Abaga-Agus 2 138 kilovolt (KV) lines are now unserviceable.

The load curtailment is a temporary scheme to keep a manageable supply and demand condition in the grid while it is under some constraints. NGCP, as the grid operator, is especially looking at the generation reserve level, which should not be less than the on-line plant with the biggest load. The load curtailment scheme affords this crucial flexibility. The NGCP hopes for the utmost cooperation of its power customers on the load shedding scheme.

The NGCP has mobilized manpower and materials to immediately install an Emergency Restoration System (ERS) to temporarily energize the damaged lines and restore power flow from the Agus plants. The team is just awaiting clearance from the military to enter the bombed site. (Glory P. Rebleza, NGCP)
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Cebuano News: Gov. Ace Barbers mihatag na usab ug laing mga buhing kahayupan alang dugang panginabuhi-an sa mga mag-uuma sa San Francisco

SURIGAO DEL NORTE (November 13) – Kanunay nga gitinguha sa pangagamhanan sa probinsya ubos sa liderato ni Gov. Robert Ace Barbers ang kaayuhan ug kalambo-an sa mga mag-uuma ug mangingisda pinaagi sa ubay-ubay nga programa nga gilusad niini sa nagkadaiyang mga kalungsuran sa lalawigan, pinaagi na usab sa pagdumala sa buhatan sa Provincial Veterinary nga kasamtangang gipanguluhan karon sa Provincial Veterenian niini nga si Fr. Julio Domiquel.

Niadtong adlaw na Miyerkules, Nob. 11, 2009, malampusong gipang apud-apud sa pipila ka mga mag-uuma sa Lungsod sa San Francisco ang may walo (8) ka buhing kalabaw alang na sa ilang dugang panginabuhi-an ug pangita. Mapasalamaton nga nadawat sa mga miyembro sa Rural Improvement Club, Farmers Association, Livestock and Poultry Raisers Association ug sa Irrigators Association ang maong mga kahayupan.

Mipadayag sa tumang kalipay ug kalipay ug pasalamat kang Gov. Ace Barbers ang maong mga sakop sa CARAGA Integrated Development Program (CIDP). Ilang gibutyag nga ang susamang mga programa nakahatag gayud ug dakong tabang kanila hilabi na sa tagsa-tagsa nila ka pamilya. Ilang nakita, ang sinsiro nga pagpangalagad sa Gobernador tungod wala gayud ibaliwala niini ang daghan na nilang mga hangyo.

Sa kabahin usab ni Gov. Barbers, siya nalipay nga ang maong mga tabang nakaabot gayud sa mga mag-uuma sa San Francisco ug kini nakahatag ug dakong kabag-ohan ug kalambo-an sa ilang panginabuhi-an. Iyang gilauman nga ang maong mga buhing kahayupan paga amumahon ug tarong aron nga modaghan pa ang mga binhi niini ug aron nga daghan pa usab ang kahatagan ug katabangang mga mag-uuma sa probinsya pinaagi sa pagbuhi sa maong mga kalabaw ug uban pang kahayupan nga kanunay’ng andam ipanghatag sa Prov’l Veterinary Office. (PGO- Surigao del Norte Provincial Information Office)
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Cebuano News: Gov. Ace Barbers mogahin ug dakong pundo alang sa pagbayad sa mga Placement Fees sa mga Surigaonon nga gusto motrabaho sa abroad

SURIGAO DEL NORTE (November 13) – Kagahapong adlawa, malampusong gibuksan ni Gov. Ace Barbers inabagan sa Public Employment Services Office (PESO) sa probinsya, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), POEA, TESDA, OWWA, Dept. of Foreign Affairs ug uban pang ahensya, ang Jobs Fair o Job Bridging sa Provincial Convention Center diha sa kapitolyo ning atong syudad.

Sa pagbukas sa maong kalihukan, pipila sa mga pinasidunggang bisita ang mihatag sa ilang mga mensahe alang sa tanang aplikante. Ang mga bisita nga sila, TESDA Reg’l Dir. Florencio Sunico, PESO Nat’l President Dr. Aurora Zaportiza ug DOLE Asst. Reg’l Dir. Romeo Cagas, mipadayag sa ilang dakong pasalamat ug pagdayeg kang Gov. Ace Barbers tungod sa dakong suporta nga gihatag niini sa tanan nilang mga tinguha ug mga programa.

Sa mensahe sa Gobernador, gikalipay sa tanang mintambong ang usa ka mahinungdanong impormasyon nga gianunsyo niini sa kadaghanan. Iyang gibutyag, nga ang pangagamhanan sa probinsya, mogahin ug dakong pundo alang na sa pagbayad sa 50% o katunga sa placement fee nga gikinahanglan sa pipila nato ka mga kaigsuonang Surigaonon nga gusto gayud makatrabaho abroad nga walay igong kwarta nga ibayad sa maong balayrunon. Ang maong salapi pagabayran sa aplikante sulod sa panahon nga ihatag sa pangagamhanan ug kini bayran nga walay interés. Matud pa ni Gov. Barbers, ang maong bag-ong programa, iyang paninguhaon nga malusad sa Enero, sunod tuig.

Dugang pa niini, gi-awhag usab sa Gobernador ang ubay-ubay nga mga investors nga motukod sa ilang mga negosyo dinhi salalawigan aron na sa paghatag ug dugang panginabuhian ug “job oppurtunities” alang sa tanan. Iya usab nga giawhagan ang tanang katawhan nga magtinambayayungay aron nga ato gayud makab-ot ang tinuod nga kalambo-an sa lalawigan. (PGO-SDN Media Bureau)
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Tagalog News: Daan tungo sa kaunlaran

Sa diwa ng tunay na kapayapaan tungo sa kaunlaran, ipinatupad ng pamahalaan sa pamamagitan ng 36 infantry (valor) battalion at pakikiisa ng lokal na pamahalan ng brgy ganayon at diatagon ang proyektong farm-to- market road na nakabalikat sa kalayaan sa brgy program (kbp) ng ating gobyerno.
   
Pormal na sinimulan ang nasabing proyekto sa pamamagitan ng ribbon cutting na pinangunahan ni col felix castro inf (gsc) pa 401 deputy bde cmmdr, ltc dennis godfrey f gammad inf (gsc) pa, pinuno ng 36ib, ltc wenefredo arserño, pinuno ng 544 ebn, at mga brgy kapitan ng ban-as, ganayon, san isidro at diatagon.
   
Ang nasabing farm-to-market road ay may habang 10 kilometro mula sa hi-way papasok ng san isidro, ang isa naman ay mayhabang 11.5 kilometro papuntang diatagon at ang isa pa ay 4.5 kilometro papasok naman ng barangay ganayon.  
   
Ang nasabing mga kalsada ay magbibigay na malaking tulong sa mga tao lalong-lalo na sa mga negosyante na kung saan mas mapapabilis ang pagpapadala ng kanilang mga produkto mula sa kabundukan papuntang syudad. bababa din ang halaga ng pag-angkat ng mga produktong agrikultura dahil mapapagaan ang pagdala nito sa kanilang dapat puntahan.
   
Bagkus, para sa kaalaman ng nakararami ang mga teroristang npa ay tutol sa pagpapagawa ng nasabing farm-to-market road dahil ayaw nilang umunlad ang kabuhayan ng mag tao sa mga nabanggit na lugar. ito ay upang maipakita nila na ang kahirapan ay laganap sa ating bansa. ngunit ang mga tao sa nasabing lugar, na pinangunahan na mga brgy kapitan ay nagbigay ng kanilang suporta at pakikiisa na kanilang babantayan at ipaglalaban ang nasabing proyekto laban sa mga teroristang npa na nais manggulo at manira sa nasabing proyekto.
   
Ito ay pagpapatunay lamang na ang mga tao ay namulat na sa katotohanan at ang gobyerno ay tumutupad sa kanilang adhikain na magbigay ng serbisyo para sa lahat ng pilipino.
   
Patuloy ang pagsasagawa ng marami pang proyekto ayon sa kbp projects ng ating gobyerno. ang susunod dito ay ang farm-to-market road mula sa san isidro, papuntang huangan at so neptune papuntang purok 5, sakop ng brgy diatagon, Surigao del Sur.
(36IB/ Gabatin)  
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POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Harassment of SCAA at SUDECOR and burning of its equipment 


On November 11, 2009 at 8:30 in the morning, SCAA members under the Command of Capt Ignacio Paje, SCAA Sector Command, guarding the SUDECOR equipment located at Km 31, Barangay Pakwan, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur were harassed by undetermined number of Communist Terrorist (CTs). Subsequently, the CTs burned the following SUDECOR equipment at said area to wit: two units of yarder; six units of raker; four units of bulldozer; and undetermined number of chainsaw.

Right after the incident, joint AFP-PNP reinforcement team from 58th IB led by Col Tomasito C Grafe, retired Phil Army, Security Officer of SUDECOR to assist the besieged SCAA sector Command under Captain Paje. The team while approaching Km 17, Barangay Pakwan, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur were ambushed and land mined resulting to the killed in action (KIA) of the following: PFC Kenneth Bactong, 58th IB; CPL Gartin Plaza, 58th IB; CPL Mohamad Kair Abdurasic, 58th IB; PFC Dennis Garfin, 58th IB; PVT Charles Orit, 58th IB; PFC Charlito Pico, 58th IB; PVT Traul Paquibot, 58th IB; PFC Jose Belascuan, 58th IB; PO2 Rodulfo Randy A Medrano, 1405th PPMG, SDS PPO; Dionesito Luces, SCAA; Edmundo Careño, Security Officer, SUDECOR; Hilarion Agudo, Security Officer, SUDECOR. Wounded in Action (WIA) were: PFC Joebert Cabuyao, 58th IB; PFC Rollie Altaya, 58th IB; Arvie Melida, 58th IB; Robinson Aninag, 58th IB; Rico Macabangon, 58th IB; PFC Roy Dagatan, 58th IB; PFC Joendel Hulgansa, 58th IB;
PVT Dennis Ordinan, 58th IB; PVT Joel Natividad, 58th IB; PVT Janio Delos Santos 58th IB; SPO1 Luis Gorrero Alcasar, 1405th PPMG, SDS PPO; Col Tomasito Grafe (retired), Chief, Security Officer, SUDECOR.
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Several firearms of different kinds were reportedly carted away by the CTs during the incidents. Hot pursuit operation conducted to the fleeing CTs.
(PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

PNP arrests wanted persons

PNP members of Nasipit Municipal Police Station led by SPO4 Emmanuel Agbuggo apprehended one Mariano S Jiminez, 44 years old, resident of Barangay Ata-atahon, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte on November 11, 2009 at 9:45 in the morning by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Eduardo S Casals of RTC Branch 1, Libertad, Butuan City for violation of RA 9262 docketed under CC no. 13704 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 60,000.00. 

Same team proceeded to Barangay Triangulo, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte at 8:45 in the evening of the same date and arrested one Ike Bitad, 21 years old, resident of Camagong, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. The arrest made by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Augustus L Calo of RTC Branch 5, Libertad, Butuan City for the crime of attempted murder under CC nr 13689 and with recommended bailbond amounting to 120,000.00. Subject persons are now detained at Nasipit Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.  

Also, at 8:20 in the morning of the same date at Brgy La Flora, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur, PNP members of Talacogon Municipal Police Station led by SPO2 Raul Autor Francisco also apprehended one Jerry M Guerrero, of legal age, married and resident of said place by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Hector Salise of RTC Branch 7, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur dated November 4, 2009 charged for two counts qualified theft docketed under CC nr 1038 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 80,000.00. Subject person now detained at Talacogon Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. 

On November 12, 2009 at 12:00 noon at Purok Maabi-abihon, Barangay Agusan Pequeño, Butuan City, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station 2 led by SPO3 Advincula apprehended one Anita A Crencia, 45 years old, married and resident of said place by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Eduardo S Casals of RTC Branch 1, Libertad, Butuan City dated November 4, 2009 for serious slander by deed docketed under CC no. 11955 and with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 6,000.00. Subject person was turned over to the issuing court for proper disposition. 

Meanwhile, a certain Patricia Harinayan Latunan, 64 years old, married and resident of Purok-5, Barangay San Antonio, RTR, Agusan del Norte was arrested by joint elements of 143rd RMG Company led by PINSP Abraham U Mangelen and personnel from RTR Municipal Police Station led by PINSP Adrian B Antonio on November 12, 2009 at 2:30 in the afternoon at her place. The arrest made by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Dax G Xenos of RTC Branch 34, Cabadbaran City dated November 4, 2009 charged for qualified theft docketed under CC no. CR-02-82 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 24,000.00. Subject person was brought to 143rd RMG Company for documentation. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on shooting incident

On November 12, 2009 at 2:30 in the afternoon particularly inside the Cockpit Arena located at Barangay Quano, Alegria, Surigao del Norte, one Ronald Mirasol Baloran, 49 years old, married and resident of Purok-6, Barangay Alipao, Alegria, Surigao del Norte was shot to death by unidentified suspects with the use of caliber .45 pistol and wounded three other persons who were hit by an astray bullets namely: Alexander Planas Calang, 30 years old, OFW and resident of Barangay Magsaysay, Placer, Surigao del Norte, who was hit on his left ankle Eusebio Bolenawa, 68 years old, married and resident of Barangay Quano, Alegria, Surigao del Norte who was hit on his left breast Jerome Morales Española, 51 years old, married and resident of Barangay Dayamo, Mainit, Surigao del Norte who was hit on his head.

All wounded victims were rushed to Caraga Regional Hospital for medical treatment. Initial investigation conducted by Alegria Municipal Police Station revealed that while the victims watching cockfights inside establishment, suspects came and without apparent reason shot the victim Ronald Mirasol Baloran hitting at the different parts of his body resulting to his instantaneous death and carted away the cal .45 pistol from the victim. Suspects then fled to mountainous area of Barangay Quano, Alegria, Surigao del Norte after the incident. Hot pursuit operation now conducted by joint PNP personnel of Surigao del Norte PPO and Alegria Municipal Police Station against the fleeing suspect. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)