PIA News Service - Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

BCWD wins top prizes in regional contests

Butuan City Water District (BCWD) won top prizes in the regional contests held during the 27th Northern Mindanao Natural Resources Management Council (NORMIN-NRMC) Forum on October 28-30, 2009 in Valencia City, Bukidnon.

BCWD pipe fitting team, pipe fitters Randy Awa and Joselito Baylosis, was declared champion for Region 13 in the 2009 NORMIN-NRMC Regional Pipe Fitting Contest. Awa and Baylosis edged over other contenders because of their speed and zero leakage pipe fitting workmanship.

Another contestant representing BCWD, Frederick Mayol, bagged the 1st Place award in the 15th NORMIN-NRMC Regional Poster Making Contest – High School Level. Mayol’s poster depicting the theme “An Outlook of the Environment in the Year 2020” impressed the judges, who chose him unanimously as the winner from among the contestants from Regions 10 and 13. Few years back, in his elementary years, Mayol was BCWD’s representative artist-painter who won 1st Place in the NORMIN-NRMC Poster Making Contest – Elementary Level. He is now a 4th year high school student of Butuan City School of Arts and Trades.

Finally, this year’s BCWD representative orator, Giancarlo Llorente, was named 3rd Place winner for Region 13 in the 23rd NORMIN-NRMC Regional Oratorical Contest. Llorente’s relaxed delivery of the piece espousing the theme “Our Watershed, Our Future, Ours to Protect” placed him on the 3rd top spot. He is a 3rd year high school student of Angelicum Montessori School.

Both Mayol and Llorente won on the Local Poster Making and Oratorical Contests conducted by the BCWD, making them the official representatives of BCWD to the regional contests.

Awa and Baylosis will compete in the PAWD National Pipe Fitting Contest while Mayol and Llorente will represent BCWD in the Youth Forum to be held during the 31st Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD) National Convention on February 17-19, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Ortigas Center, Quezon City. (Ramil S. Barquin, BCWD)
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RPOC RISOCC XIII Conducts “Hiniusang Paghatud Serbisyo sa Ahensya sa Gobyerno” in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur

MARIHATAG, SURIGAO DEL SUR (November 24) - Efforts to attain not only peace but also development of communities in Region XIII paved the way for the conceptualization of a multifaceted project by the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Regional Internal Security Operations Coordinating Council (RISOCC) XIII.

RPOC RISOCC XIII in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Downtown and Metro Butuan recently launched a project dubbed as the “Hiniusang Paghatod Serbisyo sa mga Ahensya sa Gobyerno” to the residents of Marihatag, Surigao del Sur.  

The said project consists of various services such as dental services from the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army, feeding program sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Downtown and Metro Butuan, medical services from the Department of Health, free haircut from the Philippine National Red Cross, briefing on Pangasius Culture and Marketing Program by the Department of Trade and Industry, provision of veterinary services and distribution of seedlings from the Department of Agriculture , advocacy on responsible agrarian reform beneficiaries by the Department of Agrarian Reform, briefing on RA 9262 (Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Law) by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, conduct of tissue culture by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources , conduct of literacy training cum livelihood by the Department of Education, advocacy on IPRA law by National Commission on Indigenous People and cleaning and repainting of 6 bridges by the Department of Public Works and Highways.

In his welcome remarks, DAR Assistant Regional Director for Operations Alejandro S. Otacan lauded the convergence undertakings of the Council to come up with a project which unites the regional line agencies to give touch-based services to the community. The Municipality of Marihatag, a 3rd class municipality of the province of Surigao del Sur, was chosen as the first recipient of the project in its launching. The residents of the said municipality were indeed grateful to the services provided by the Council. Genuine smiles were seen everywhere as the children savored the taste of the delicious ice cream, spaghetti, chicken and Mc Donald’s Burger given by the members of the Rotary Club.  

The RPOC RISOCC XIII has truly proven that development can be best attained not by staging conflicts but through peace undertakings. (Mary Christine Anthonette Martirez Salise, DILG-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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POLICE REPORTS
By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

PNP arrests wanted persons

A certain Jonathan O. Alpuerto, 48 years old, married and a resident of Purok-1, Barangay Holy Redeemer, Butuan City was arrested by personnel of Warrant Section of Butuan City Police Station (BCPS) 2 led by SPO3 Advincula at the said place on November 23, 2009 at around 12:00 O'clock noon. Said suspect was apprehended by virtue of Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon. Judge Dennis B. Castilla of MTCC Branch 1, Libertad, Butuan City for the crime of Robbery with force upon things docketed under criminal case number 42109 with a recommended bail bond of Twenty Four Thousand Pesos (P24,000.00). Arrested person is now temporarily detained at BCPS 2 for proper disposition. 

Meanwhile, at around 9:30 in the morning of same date at Equi Parco Construction, Purok-3, Ambangan, Barangay Ambago, Butuan City, personnel of BCPS 3 led by PSI Ave Mario M. Romero arrested one Manuel A. Millado, 30 years old, married and a resident of 3rd Street, Pareja Subdivision, Butuan City. Said suspect was arrested by virtue of WOA issued by Hon. Judge Edgar G. Manilag of RTC Branch 33, Libertad, Butuan City for contempt of court under criminal case number 12683 with recommended bail bond of Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,000.00). Arrested person is now temporarily detained at BCPS 3 for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga) 

Report on conflagration 

Two classrooms and Canteen of Carmen National High School located at Barangay Cabatuan, Carmen, Agusan del Norte was razed by fire at around 2:10 in the morning, November 22, 2009. Initial investigation disclosed that the nearby residents of the said place noticed the smoke coming from the said building. Fire devastated the said rooms and canteen including the two refrigerator, one electric fan, documents and all the items inside the canteen.

Responding firemen from Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Nasipit declared the fire under control at around 2:30 in the morning of same date. Caused of fire was believed to be faulty electrical wiring. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga) 

Violation of R.A. 9262 (Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children) 

An American National was arrested by personnel of Surigao City Police Station for violation of R.A. 9262 causing physical and psychological abuse to his live-in partner identified as Evangeline Benedicto Doringuez, 35 years old, businesswoman and presently residing at Purok-3, Barangay Billar, Surigao City at around 10:00 O'clock in the morning on November 2, 2009.

Arrested suspect was identified as one Garry Lee Hardin, 54 years old and a resident of 1655 Fox Hollow CV Southaven, Mississippi, USA and presently renting an apartment at A.M. Mortiz Street, Surigao City. Suspect repeatedly shouted the words to quote "You are thieve, liar, and prostitute" every time the victim failed to do her routinary services to him such as doing body massage and giving him (suspect) a hot bath. An inquest case for violation of R.A 9262 has been filed at the City Prosecutor's Office, Surigao City docketed under I.S number NPS-XIII05-INQ-09K-00271. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga) 

Report on vehicular accident 

On November 23, 2009 at around 9:20 in the morning, one unit Isuzu passenger jeepney bearing plate number LYF-470 driven by one Arturo F. Garcia, a resident of Barangay Libertad, Butuan City accidentally bumped the railing of the road along the National Highway, Purok-2, Barangay Awa, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur and subsequently fell down.

Said incident resulted injuries to his passengers namely: Rogelio Cardino; Felipe Sacro Jr; Felix Asoy; Renato Enlig; Marlonita Enlig; Emetrio Aya; Nelson Sadal; Wenefredo Sagal; Alberto Altrecha; Jose Ruaya; Marvin Sagal; Nilo Balingbing; Nicanor Baguio; Junar Ama; Michael Altrecha; Balbino Condas Jr.; Leonardo Bringuez; Chukie Gabe; Edgardo Embag; Enriquito Sagmao; Jolendo Ama; Salmero Pendon; and alias Making, a conductor, all residents of Barangay Bakingking, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.

Victims were brought to DO Plaza Memorial Hospital, Patin-ay, Properidad, Agusan del Sur for medical treatment. Said vehicle was traveling along the highway heading towards Barangay Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur and upon reaching the aforesaid place. Said passenger jeep lost in control and bumped the railing of the road and fell down. Progress report to follow. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)