11.19.2009

PIA News Service - Friday, November 20, 2009

PAL takes delivery of RP’s 1st Boeing 777 

Philippine Airlines (PAL) took delivery late last night ( 19 November 2009 ) of its first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft following its delivery flight from Boeing’s headquarters in Seattle , Washington , USA . 

The extended range jet is the first 777 to join PAL's fleet and is one of two leased 777-300ERs the airline will use for major international routes like Hong Kong (starting November 24), Tokyo (February 2010) and Sydney and Melbourne (by mid-March 2010).  

To celebrate the arrival of PAL's newest and most technologically-advanced aircraft, the airline is offering a new low-fare promo on selected domestic destinations. These domestic routes will be flown using PAL’s current fleet of Boeing 747s, Airbus A340s, A330s, A320s and A319s. 

Fares as low as P777 are available for a limited period between Manila and 11 domestic destinations – Laoag, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Kalibo, Tagbilaran, Tacloban, Dumaguete and Roxas. 

Eight Mindanao destinations, meanwhile, have fares as low as P1,777 – Davao , Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Dipolog, General Santos, Zamboanga, Ozamiz and Butuan. 

The all-in (inclusive of VAT), one-way fares are on sale from November 19 to 25. Travel period is between December 1 to 25, 2009 and February 1 to March 25, 2010 . 

The promo tickets are non-refundable and not eligible to earn miles with PAL Mabuhay Miles. 

Tickets may be bought at any PAL ticket office, accredited travel agents or through the PAL website using Mastercard or Visa credit cards or BancNet ATM cards. (Philippine Airlines)
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Surigao Norte bares plan for Mindanao Week of Peace
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Surigao del Norte (20 November) – The provincial government of Surigao del Norte is now in full gear for the preparation of this year's Mindanao Week of Peace, which is scheduled on November 26 to December 2, 2009. The theme for the celebration is "Think Mindanao, Feel Mindanao, Bring Peace to Mindanao". 
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DILG Surigao del Norte Prov’l Director Rodulfo Nasi bared a number of activities during the Provincial Development Council-Development Administration Committee meeting last Thursday, Nov. 19 at the PPDO Conference Room, Capitol Compound, Surigao City, and this include the opening salvo at the Provincial Convention Center dubbed as Peace Caravan: 3rd Peace Day Celebration on Nov. 26, 2009. And on Nov. 27, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in partnership with the Surigao del Norte Renal Disease Control Program (REDCOP) will distribute bundles of joy to the IP community of Brgy. Magtangale in San Francisco town.
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While Nov. 29 has been assigned as Peace Sunday to all local churches throughout the province, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) regional office, on the other hand, will hold a concert for peace at the City Hall Canopy on that same day. 
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A forum on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Awarding of 2009 Cleanest & Greenest LGU will highlight the December 1 activity at the provincial convention center. And on Dec. 2, a scheduled tree planting activity spearheaded by the Provincial Environment and Management Office (PEMO) will be conducted at Brgy. Ipil, Surigao City. Culminating the weeklong-activity is the Interschool Oratorical Contest organized by the Prov’l Social Service Office.
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The celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace, as decreed through a Presidential Proclamation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, is celebrated each year from the last Thursday of November to the first Wednesday of December.  
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The proclamation enjoins and encourages all concerned government agencies and instrumentalities, including government owned and controlled corporations and members of the private sector and civil society based in Mindanao to engage in relevant and meaningful activities in celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace in coordination with the Bishops-Ulama Forum. (Fryan E. Abkilan, PIA-Surigao del Norte)
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4th Year Mindanao Week of Peace gipangandaman sa probinsya

Surigao del Norte (20 November) - Sa kanunay’ng tinguha ni Gov. Ace Barbers nga magpabiling malinawon ug hapsay ang tibuok probinsya sa Surigao del Norte, isip amahan sa lalawigan, iyang gihatagan ug dakong pagtagad ang kamahinungdanon sa kalinaw pinaagi sa pagpartisipar ug pagpangandam sa ubay-ubay nga mga kalihukan nga gihan-ay atol sa pagsaulog sa Mindanao Week of Peace nga magsugod karong Nobyembre 26 hangtud sa Disyembre 2, ning tuiga.

Ang maong usa ka semana nga selebrasyon adunay tema nga, “Think Mindanao, feel Mindanao, bring Peace to Mindanao” ug aduna usab kini mga giandam nga mga nagkalain-laing kalihukan nga mao ang mga mosunod:

Nov. 26 (Thursday) – 1:00pm -Opening Salvo at Provincial Convention Center
Nov. 27 (Friday) – 9:00am -IP Community (REDCOP Activity & Distribution of Bundle of Joy) at Brgy. Magtangale, San Francisco, Surigao del Norte
Nov. 29 (Sunday)-6:00pm -Concert for Peace at City Hall Canopy, Surigao City
Nov. 29 (Sunday) -Peace Sunday (Holy Mass) at different Churches in the province
Dec. 1(Tuesday)-9:00am -Forum on Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction
  -Awarding of 2009 Cleanest & Greenest LGU at Prov’l Convention Center
Dec. 2(Wednesday)-8:00am -Tree planting activity at Prov’l Tree Park, Brgy. Ipil, Surigao City
  -Oratorical Contest for High School Students at Prov’l Convention Center

Gilauman ni Gov. Barbers nga ang maong mga kalihukan nga ipahigayon pagatambungan ug pagatambayayungan sa tanang katawhang Surigaonon aron nga ato gayud makita ang kaimportante sa kalinaw ug aron nga ato kini kanunay iimplementar sa tagsa-tagsa nato ka mga banay ug katilingban aron nga ato gayud makab-ot ang usa ka malinawon ug hapsay nga probinsya. (PGO-Prov’l Information Office)
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POLICE REPORTS
By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

PNP arrests wanted persons 

On November 18, 2009 at around 10:30 in the morning, personnel of Alegria Municipal Police Station arrested one Bredo Dandan Verano, 34 years old, married and a resident at Purok-1, Barangay San Pedro, Alegria, Surigao del Norte. Suspect was arrested by virtue of WOA issued by Hon. Lou Neuva, Presiding Judge of 5th MCTC, Bayugan-Sibagat, Agusan del Sur for Illegal Possession of Deadly Weapon docketed under criminal case number 8882. Said person is now detained at Alegria Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. 

On November 19, 2009 at around 5:45 in the morning, personnel of Dinagat Municipal Police Station arrested a rape suspect at Barangay Cayetano, Dinagat, Dinagat Island. Said suspect was identified as Justiniano Gemao, of legal age and a resident of said place. He was arrested by virtue of Alias Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon. Judge Evangeline Yuipco Bayana of RTC Branch 32, Surigao City for the said crime docketed under criminal case number 1186. Said suspect is now detained at Dinagat Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on loose firearm 

One alias “Isagani”, of legal age, married and a resident of Barangay Mahogany, Butuan City voluntarily surrendered one unit .22 caliber revolver (Paltik) without serial number to elements of Butuan City Police Station (BCPS) 1 at around 9:00 O'clock in the morning, November 18, 2009. Said firearm is now under the custody of BCPO for proper disposition. 

At around 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon of the same date, elements of Surigao City Police Station were able to retrieved one unit .22 caliber Colt revolver with defaced serial number from the drop box of unwanted firearms. 

On the other hand, at around 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon, one unit caliber .38 revolver with defaced serial number was retrieved from the drop box of unwanted firearms of Gigaquit Municipal Police Station. Said firearms are now under the custody of the respective stations for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Recovery of carnapped vehicle 

An alleged carnapped motorcycle Honda XRM 110, color black with plate number 2468 and driven by one Gemma Bernal Malaza was intercepted by personnel of Alegria Municipal Police Station while conducting checkpoint along the National Highway of Alegria, Surigao del Norte on November 17, 2009 at around 1:45 in the afternoon.

Said motorcycle was carnapped on November 16, 2009 at around 2:00 O'clock in the morning at Trento, Agusan del Sur by the suspects identified as George Havana and Elizabeth Gonzales and it was being rented by Gemma Malaza for P150.00 from the suspects. After Gemma Malaza was being investigated, elements of Alegria Municipal Police Station and Alegria Patrol Base led by PInsp. Cauilan, conducted joint operation, which resulted to the arrest of one George Havana, 19 years old and a resident of Trento, Agusan del Sur. Said suspect and motorcycle are now under the custody of Alegria Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report on shooting incident 

On November 19, 2009 at around 2:30 in the morning, one June Tan Villa of legal age, single and a resident of Purok-6A, Buhangin, Butuan City was shot with undetermined caliber of firearm by suspect known as alias "Paw-paw" at Barangay San Ignacio, Butuan City. Victim sustained gunshot wound on the back portion of his head and he was brought to Elisa R. Ochoa Maternity Hospital for medical treatment and still under observation.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victim went to the said place to meet the suspect but instead he suddenly shot the victim. Motive of the incident is still being investigated and cartographic sketch is now being prepared by BCPO for possible identification and arrest of the suspect. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on rescue operation 

On November 18, 2009 at around 10:30 in the morning, elements of Cabadbaran Municipal Police Station led by SPO1 Delfin Mission and WCPC PNCOs SPO1 Tejanne Zarsozo and PO2 Marilou Mallare responded to the report that a certain 8 month-old baby girl was allegedly sold by her unknown mother to a certain Rakma Amerol, 48 years old, a resident of Purok-1, Barangay 8, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte.

The responding team successfully rescued the child and properly turned-over to the DSWD Staff Josie Lelis Demoral. Appropriate case is being prepared for filing in court against the suspect. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Progress report: 

Progress report regarding robbery incident that transpired on November 16, 2009 at Purok-2, Barangay La Purisima, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur victimizing one Marlyn Aligato Madronero. A case of Robbery with Violence Against or Intimidation of person was filed against the suspects Joseph Fernandez De Guzman and Richard Basmayor Golez at RTC, Branch 6, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur docketed under criminal case number 7131 dated November 18, 2009. Commitment order was signed by Hon. Judge Dante Luz Viacrusis. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)