PIA News Service - Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

Republic Service gets Anak TV Seal Award

Republic Service (RSTV), the television program jointly produced by Civil Service Commission (CSC) and National Broadcasting Network (NBN), received the Anak TV Seal Award, cementing its status as a child-friendly program. 
 
The Anak TV Seal is a national award given to programs airing on Philippine television, whether locally produced or not, which are deemed child-sensitive. Winners are chosen by various stakeholders which include parents, educators, business and media people, government, media, NGOs, the religious sector and the youth. The Anak TV Foundation (formerly the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and Television), an aggrupation of Philippine television networks, created said award to protect young viewers from irresponsible broadcasting and to encourage parents and teachers to support family-friendly programs. 
 
The award was received by CSC-Public Assistance and Information Office Director Maria Luisa Salonga-Agamata and RSTV Executive Producer Emily S. Albotra during the awarding ceremony held on December 8 in Quezon City. 
 
With a theme honoring modern-day heroes, the event was graced by CNN Hero of the Year Efren PeƱaflorida, Jr., visually-impaired summa cum laude graduate Roselle R. Ambubuyog, and 2009 Cannes Film Festival Best Director Brillante “Dante” Mendoza. Popular personalities from the news and public affairs and entertainment industries also came to the ceremony to receive their awards. 
 
RSTV, with the tagline “Public Affairs, Public Servants, Public Service”, delved into the hottest news and recent events, featured inspiring achievements of model civil servants, and widened awareness on the programs and services of various government agencies. It was hosted by former CSC Chair Ricardo L. Saludo and National Youth Commissioner Princess Abante, and aired every Friday at 9:15 p.m. over NBN Channel 4. The program ran from September 5, 2008 to November 6, 2009, or a total of 60 episodes. (CSC)

POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Report on found dead body 

On December 16, 2009 at 7:00 in the morning at Purok Cassava, Barangay Maon, Butuan City, one Joselito Battad, 34 years old, single and resident of same place was found lying dead inside his bedroom as discovered by his friend Alfredo Estrada, 28 years old, single and resident of Purok Apitong, Barangay Maon, Barangay Pangabugan, Butuan City who happened to visit him that time and saw the victim by peeping through the window.

The victim was reportedly seen alive last December 13, 2009 by his neighbors. His body was already in the state of decomposition during the discovery. The PNP SOCO team led by PINSP Darwin Morallos processed the place of incident and noticed that the main door of the house was locked to include the door of the bedroom prompting the responding PNP team to forcibly open the door. Personal belongings of the victim were arranged in order to include the cassette radio, which was still playing. His remains was brought to Bollozos Funeral homes and subjected to autopsy. Progress report to follow. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga) 

PNP arrests wanted person 

One Zaldy Tumanda, 50 years old, widow, laborer and resident of Purok-6, Barangay Aupagan, Butuan City was arrested by PNP personnel of Butuan City Police Station 4 led by PINSP Chito P Querubin on December 15, 2009 at 6:30 in the morning at Barangay Aupagan, Butuan City. The Arrest was made by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) for the crime of rape docketed under CC no. 13765-66 without recommended bailbond. 

The same team served the WOA for the crime of rape docketed under CC no. 13777-78 issued by RTC Branch 1 Judge Eduardo S Casals to one Fedil Gomo, 58 years old, married, farmer and resident of said place. Arrested persons temporarily detained at Butuan City Police Station 4 detention cell for proper disposition. 

Also, on December 16, 2009 at 8:30 in the morning at Purok-2, Barangay Agong-ong, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, a certain Luminario Pucdol Jr., 41 years old, married, laborer and resident of said place was arrested by PNP elements of Buenavista Municipal Police Station led by SPO2 Lafuente by virtue of alias WOA docketed under CC no. 2884 for attempted homicide without recommended bailbond issued by Hon Judge Apolinario Estoque of MTC Buenavista, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte. Subject person is now detained at Buenavista Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)