11.11.2009

PIA News Service - Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

Cebuano News: Gov. Ace Barbers mohatag na usab ug kahigayunan nga makatrabaho ang mga katawhang Surigaonong walay trabaho

SURIGAO DEL NORTE (November 11) – Ang kasamtangang panggamhanan sa probinsya ubos sa pagdumala ni Gov. Robert Ace Barbers, inabagan sa Public Employment Services Office (PESO) sa probinsya, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), POEA ug ang TESDA mohatag na usab ug laing higayon nga makatrabaho ang pipila nato ka mga kaigsuonang Surigaonon nga wala nay trabaho o wala pa makakita ug trabaho.

Sugod karong adlawa, Nobyembre 11, 2009 hangtud ugmang adlawa, ang maong mga buhatan mopahigayon sa ilang Jobs Fair o Jobs Bridging nga pagahimuon didto sa Provincial Convention Center, ning atong dakbayan. Ang maong jobs fair abli sa tanan nga kasamtangang mangitag trabaho, mga fresh graduates o kadtong mga gusto magtrabaho gawas sa nasud.

Sa maong kalihukan, aduna usab Migrant Desk nga ipahimutang alang sa tanang overseas workers nga adunay mga pangutana o mga nagitag katin-awan kalabot sa ilang mga kahimtang didto sa gawas sa nasud.

Dako ang panghinaut ni Gov. Ace Barbers nga ang maong jobs fair makahatag ug dakong tabang sa tanang nanginahanglan niini. Iya usab nga gilauman ug gipanglantawan nga kining mga trabaho makahatag ug higayon aron nga ilang magamit ang ilang mga nakat-onan sa tulungha-an, sa mga pagbansay-bansay nga ilang gisalmutan ug sa mga niaging eksperyensya sa pagpanarbaho aron sila molambo ug aron nga mamahimo silang tinuod nga episyente ug epektibong katawhan sa katilingban. (PGO-SDN Media Bureau/ PIA-Surigao del Norte)
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Atienza says climate change law “most important law second to Local Government Code”

Calling it as “perhaps the most important law of the land second to the 1991 Local Government Code,” Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Lito Atienza said the Climate Change Act of 2009, which President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed into law Friday, puts local government units “into the center stage of governance,” given the important roles that city, town, and barangay leaders play in the implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation programs that will soon be crafted. 

“The substance and efficacy of Republic Act (RA) 9729 will only be as good as those executing climate change measures,” explained Atienza, adding that the new law may even be a potent tool in bringing about “a stronger green-minded electorate” because of the centrality to local elected officials in mainstreaming the climate change agenda into their platforms of governance at the provincial and down to the barangay level. 

While Section 13 of RA 9729 calls for the formulation of the “National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP),” Section 14, on the other hand, mandates local government units to be “the frontline agencies in the formulation, planning and implementation of climate change action plans in their respective areas” in accordance with the NCCAP and the provisions of the Local Government Code. 

Atienza explained that the declaration of principles and codes of practice enshrined in RA 9729 set the tone and conduct of how all local government officials will be held accountable to their constituencies morally and politically, if not legally.

He pointed out that the law has, in effect, brought the matter of climate change to a personal and moral level given the fact that it recognizes the concept of “climate justice” in like manner that the Supreme Court’s continuing mandamus to rehabilitate the Manila Bay recognizes the concept of intergenerational responsibility as of paramount importance to the life of our nation as a people.

Atienza further pointed out that viewing the climate change problem as a personal and moral problem brings all sectors into the domain of dialogue, discussion and participation regardless of political, ethnic, economic or religious bent, noting “in one single presidential act, President Arroyo has made all the boundaries that separate these lines porous.”

“Rather than being seen as management problems that the government or experts can solve for us, when seen as a personal problem, they become problems for all of us to address, both as political actors and moral agents,” he added. (DENR-Caraga)
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Hon. Daisy Plaza Distributed Assistance & To Relocate Fire Victims Of Bgy. Masao 

Despite the tragedy of losing the homes of 18 residents razed by the fire last November 3, 2009 at 10:00 in the morning at Barangay Masao, this was eased somehow on Thursday (November 5) when Former Mayor Daisy B. Plaza personally visited and distributed various kinds of assistance.

Hon. Daisy B. Plaza distributed Php 2,000.00 each to fire victims whose houses were totally damaged while Php 1,000.00 were given to those victims whose houses were partially damaged. In addition to the financial assistance extended by the City Government through the CSWD, Hon. Daisy Plaza distributed plates, forks, spoon, blankets, linen, and foods. 

The victims were all the more surprised and thankful when Ma’am Daisy told them that they will be relocated as soon as possible plus of course they will be provided with wood and housing materials from DENR through Hon. Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II, who will be requesting the said office intended for the victims. 

Philippine National Red Cross Agusan Del Norte, chaired by Hon. Daisy Plaza also sympathized with the victims bringing along with them used clothing’s and food.  

To sum it all, despite the tragedy, the fire victims called it as blessing in disguise, ‘coz new homes will await them soon. (Malou Furia, Butuan City Hall/ PIA-Caraga)
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Butuan City Health Office registers large numbers of turn-out of clients

The City Health Office headed by Dr. Josephine Chua registered a large number of turn–out of clients who availed free medical consulations and free medicines totaling to four thousand three hundred forty one (4,341) residents in the recent barangay visitations conducted by Hon. Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II. Bringing the government closer to the people through its services were beneficiaries such as Barangay Sumilihon, Ambago, Dankias, Tungao, Florida, Sumile, Lemon, San Vicente, Bugsukan, Taligaman and Bilay, being the latest one. 

Meantime, four hundred twenty two (422) undergone tooth extraction and free medicines, all with complete blood pressure taking. 

In a separate development, First Lady Hon. Daisy B. Plaza visited Barangays Agusan Pequeño, Aupagan and Bancasi extending free medical and dental services through the City Health Office to four hundred eleven (411) residents including mass feeding and fresh milk feeding to schoolchildren. 

Meanwhile, from October 2-23, 2009, some noteworth activites were also undertaken by the CHO like a) sugar screening, b) foot screening c) urinalysis d) ECG e) cholesterol taking and f) hemoglobin testing to ninety two (92) day care children. (Gina Rosales and Malou Furia, Butuan City Hall/ PIA-Caraga)
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POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo; PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

PNP arrest of wanted persons 

Elements of Buenavista Municipal Police Station led by PI Ramil Tersona proceeded to Barangay Sacol, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte to serve the Warrant of Arrest (WOA) to Ricky Borja, 22 years old, a resident of Purok-5 Sitio Cabulakan, Barangay Sacol, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte by virtue of WOA dated February 4, 2009 under Criminal Case No. 13166 issued by Judge Eduardo Casals of RTC 10 Branch 1, Butuan City. The suspect now under the custody of Buenavista Municipal Police Station and facing a case of Acts of Lasciviousness with recommended bail bond of Php 12,000.00. 

Personnel from 143rd RMG Company headed by PI Darwin Dura proceeded to Purok-3 Poblacion 1, Santiago, Agusan del Norte and arrested Vicente Andalan, 62 years old, married, farmer and a resident of Sitio Mantigue of the above-mentioned place. The arrest was made by virtue of alias warrant of arrest dated 24 November 2009 under Criminal Case no. CR-08-62 issued by Hon Judge Dax G Xenos of Branch 34, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte for qualified theft. Recommended bail bond is fixed to Php 30,000.00. Subject person is now under custody of 143RD RMG for proper disposition. 

On November 9, 2009 at 9:00 in the morning at Purok 1, Port Poyohon, Butuan City, PNP personnel of Butuan City Police Station 2 led by SPO3 Advincula apprehended one Antonio Mamalang, 76 years old, married and resident of said place by virtue of WOA under CC no. 39649 charged for qualified trespass to dwelling, issued by Hon Judge Dennis B Castilla of MTCC Branch 1, Libertad, Butuan City dated October 26, 2009 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 2,000.00. Subject person was turned over to the issuing court for proper disposition. 

Also, a certain Archie Butil, 24 years old, married and resident of Barangay San Ignacio, Butuan City was apprehended by PNP personnel of Butuan City Police Station 1 on November 9, 2009 at Agusan Plywood Corporation, Barangay Manapa, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte. Arrest was made by virtue of WOA under CC no. 13599 charged for frustrated murder, issued by Hon Judge Edgar G Manilag of RTC Branch 33, Libertad, Butuan City dated October 26, 2009 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 2,000.00. Subject person was temporarily detained at BCPS1 for proper disposition. 

At 5:00 in the afternoon of the same date at Sitio Quarry, Barangay Basa, Trento, Agusan del Sur, one Simplicio Pajares, 33 years old, married, farmer and resident of said place was apprehended by PNP members of Trento Municipal Police Station led by PO3 Rehivenbu Hibaya. The arrest was made by virtue of WOA dated November 25, 2008 issued by Hon Dante Luz Viacrusis of RTC Branch 6, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur for the crime of murder docketed under CC no. 6878 with no recommended bailbond. Subject person is now detained at Trento Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Report of encounter 

On November 9, 2009 around 8:30 in the morning, joint elements of 42ND MICO of 4MIB Phil Army and CAA members from Lumboyan Patrol Base of 23RD IB, 4IB Phil Army led by Sgt Gemino while conducting a combat operation at Sitio Dalaw-an, Barangay Rizal, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte encountered more or less fifteen fully armed Communist Terrorists (CTs) under Ka Eugene.

Firefight lasted around five minutes forcing the CTs to withdraw towards southeast direction. No reported casualty on the army troops while undetermined numbers on the CTs. Elements of Buenavista Municipal Police Station led by PSI Artemio Suarez immediately conducted checkpoint to block possible areas of withdrawal by the NPAs. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on violation of pd 1619 

On November 10, 2009 at 10:00 in the morning near Magsaysay Bridge, Barangay Urduja, Butuan City, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station 1 led by PO3 Bernardo B Abian while conducting beat patrol arrested one Allan Azote, 21 years old, single and resident of Lucky Village, Barangay Ambago, Butuan City who was actually caught sniffing volatile substance known as rugby place in a white cellophane.

Confiscated from the suspect's possession was one white plastic cellophane containing suspected rugby and one plastic bottle of C2 Solo Green Tea containing same substance. Suspect was brought to Butuan City Police Station 1 while appropriate charge for violation of PD 1619 now prepared for filing in court. Progress report to follow. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on fire incident 

On November 10, 2009 at 2:15 in the afternoon at Purok-2A, Barangay Sumilihon, Butuan City, a concrete house owned by Mr and Mrs Irenio Temple, located at said place was razed by fire. Said couple were in the farm during the incident. A neighbor Merlo Ampong said that the fire started in the kitchen area of said house. Personnel of Bureau of Fire Protection contained the fire at around 3:15 in the afternoon of same date. Estimated damage was amounting to Php 150,000.00. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)