OWWA-Caraga to pay tribute to Filipino migrant workers
BUTUAN CITY (31 May) – To pay tribute to the courage, patriotism, struggles, and economic contributions of migrant workers in many parts of the globe, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) – Regional Welfare Office Caraga, in partnership with the OFW Family Circles (OFCs) in Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands will spearhead the conduct of this year’s “Migrant Workers Day – Araw ng Pasasalamat” on Monday, June 7, 2010 at Surigao del Norte Provincial Gymnasium, Surigao City.
In a written statement, Dr. Marieta A. Lumawag, OWWA-Caraga OIC-Regional Director said the whole day event is expected to cater 3,000 participants not only from Surigao del Norte but as well as in all the provinces of Caraga Region.
Among the highlights of the activity include a motorcade, livelihood trade fair, medical-dental mission, jobs fair which focuses overseas employment, cultural presentation, awarding of outstanding OFCs/Organizations where Globe Communications is set to give cash awards, a raffle draw dubbed as “OWWA Wheel of Fortune”, and Papremyo ng cellphones from Globe.
Prior to this activity, a press conference is scheduled on Friday, June 4, 2010 at Tavern Hotel in Surigao City.
This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme: “OFWs: Tagumpay sa Hamon ng Panahon, Kaagapay sa Pagsulong.” (Robert E. Roperos, PIA-Caraga)
Brigada Eskwela raises support in Tawi-Tawi
Parents, teachers, soldiers and local government officials in far away Tawi-Tawi joined efforts to raise available local resources and make children’s going to school hassle-free when classes open up in the second week of June 2010.
Armed with cleaning paraphernalia, carpentry tools and paintbrush, participants to the weeklong school clean up drive Brigada Eskwela; joined volunteer efforts in sprucing up school grounds, cleaning classrooms, repaired broken chairs, tables and windows, repainting walls and school façade in preparation for school opening.
The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) with funds from USAID EQuALLS2 Program bankrolled minor repairs by setting aside a PhP 5,000 peso worth of materials assistance for each of the 62 targeted public schools in the Province of Tawi-Tawi. PBSP has also received and mobilized resources and donations from member companies and partners such as educational magazines from Diwa Learning Systems, storytelling books from The Bookmark, Inc., and assorted books from Goodwill Bookstore, Adarna House and paints from Boysen.
Other donations are notebooks from Sterling Paper Products, pencils and paper from Manila Bankers Life Insurance and Jopa Enterprises, Inc., and Vienna sausages from CDO Foodsphere, Inc.
Provincial Vice Governor Ruby Sahali-Tan in her speech during the Brigada Eskwela kick-off activity, committed an initial PhP 50,000 cash as provincial counterpart plus transport and materials support for the success of Brigada Eskwela in Tawi-Tawi. “ Brigada Eskwela is an avenue where we can work together for community development,” she stressed.
Brigada Eskwela is a DepEd Program and nationwide volunteer effort spearheaded by the parents, teachers and community associations (PTCAs), in order to ease the burden of school children during opening of classes. Classroom shortage, lack of textbooks and chairs among others are the usual problems haunting school kids when classes open up in the month of June.
In the Province of Tawi-Tawi, Brigada Eskwela kicked off with a motorcade passing through the main streets of Bongao, the capital town, in order to raise awareness and support from community residents and local government officials.
Brigada Eskwela in Tawi-Tawi was participated in by various stakeholders. Among them were teachers from the Department of Education headed by Superintendent Kiram Iriles, Provincial Government led by Vice Governor Ruby Sahali-Tan, Bongao Municipal Government, D’ ALERT Radio Group, Philippine Marines, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force, Philippine National Police, Tawi-Tawi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Rotary Club, local media, personnel devt from MIT, Ayala Youth Group and members of the PTCAs in the province. (Danny Escabarte, PBSP Mindanao/PIA-Caraga)
By PCINSP NELLY T VILLAGARCIA
BUTUAN CITY (31 May) – One victim sustained gun shot wound on the right portion of his abdomen and immediately brought to Democrito O. Plaza Memorial Hospital for medical treatment but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.
The victim identified as Eleazar T. Vidal, legal age and residence of Purok-3, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur was shot by alias "Arthur", of Purok 1, Brgy Patin-ay of said town, on May 28, 2010 at 1:45 am.
Initial investigation disclosed that the group of the suspect was having a drinking spree at Alvarado-Videoke Hauz.
Incident took place at Purok-1, Sitio Taglimao, Brgy Salvacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.
Meanwhile, on their way home, suspect drew and fired his firearm towards the group of the victim who were coming out from another store.
It was learned, that the suspect left after the incident.
PNP elements of Prosperidad Municipal Police Station recovered one spent shell for caliber .45 at the crime scene.
Manhunt operation against the suspect is still going on. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)
BUTUAN CITY (May 31) – The Philippine National Police led by PSINSP Elias Ricardo Edang Ricote brought Joel Pepoy Menil, alias Adok and one Pablo Longos Salude, alias Proktoy, both 40 yrs old, married, fishermen and residence of Purok-1 Barangay Nuevo Estrella, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands Province.
Menil and Salude were arrested by PNP elements of Cagdianao Municipal Police on May 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm. at Brgy Nueva Estrella, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands.
A warrant of arrest (WOA) for qualified theft docketed under Criminal Case number 1227 issued by presiding Judge Evangeline S Yuipco of Regional Trial Court Branch 32, Surigao City with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 24,000.00 each.
Suspects now temporarily detained at Cagdianao Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP 13/ PIA-Caraga)
Report on found dead body
BUTUAN CITY - Philippine National Police elements of Talacogon Municipal Police Station who conducted investigation at the crime scene revealed that the victim sustained two (2) stabbed wounds in his breast and a kitchen knife used in the stabbing still embedded in the victim's breast which allegedly causing his untimely death.
A dead body with approximately 5'2" in height, 4O to 5O years of age, slim built with brown complexion was found dead floating in Agusan River, (Saturday) May 29, 2010 around 8:OO o’clockting in Agusan River, last in the morning.
According to the police report the dead body was found between the boundary of Brgy Culi, San Luis & Purok 8 of San Nicholas, Talacogon, both of Agusan del Sur.
Talacogon Police Officers is still conducting in-depth investigation to identify the victim and the suspect. (PNP 13/ PIA-Caraga)