(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 17 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010

Children’s code of Buenavista approved

Butuan City - By virtue of Sanguniang Resolution No. 094-2010, the Sanguniang Panlalawigan recently approved Municipal Ordinance No. 8 known as the Children’s Code of Buenavista.

Authored by Hon. Eduardo P. Makiling, the code ensures the protection of children against all forms of abuse and exploitation; advocate for children’s rights and promote their welfare and development; ensures that the children’s rights are given priority attention both in the government and civil society; and improved the quality of life of the Buenavistahonon’s children enabling them to fully develop their potentials and participate in community undertakings and nation building.

Likewise, it recognizes the importance of effectively promoting, fully enhancing and institutionalizing the survival, development, participation and protection of the rights of the children.

Board member Rodolfo A. Pitogo recommended for the approval of the ordinance. (BF Ceballos, AGNOR Buletin/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: HLURB office alang Caraga hayan mabalik pag-usab

Butuan City - Kun ma-aprobahan, mabutangan na pagbalik ug housing and land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) field office dinhe sa syudad alang sa mga kliyente sa tibook Caraga region.

Kini ang gilaumang mahitabo sa usa ka resolusyon nga naghangyo sa president sa HLURB sa Manila central office nga butangan nila pag-usab ug ilang field office dinhe sa syudad sa Butuan aron dali ra nilang matubag ang housing needs sa ilang mga kliyente.

Kun mahinumduman, aduna nay regional office sa HLURB dinhi sa syudad kaniadtong 1992.

Apan tungod sa pag-implementar sa ilang rationalization plan, gisirad-an na nila ang ilang mga field offices sa rehiyong Caraga ug rehiyon 12 ug giusa na lamang kauban ang Cagayan de Oro City.

Tungod sa kadaghan na sa ilang atimanong kliyente, nga naglangkob sa 3 ka rehiyon, nahimong mas dogay na noon ang panahon sa pag-proseso sa mga dokumento.

Matod pa ni Bokal Aquino W. Gambe, nga nangusog sa maong hangyo, nakahatag kini’g kahasol ug dugang gasto sa mga kliyente dinhi sa Caraga tungod sa kalayo sa ilang buhatan labi na ang pagbalik-balik ngadto sa Cagayan aron pag-follow-up sa ilang papeles.

Gituohan nga ang pagbutang ug kaugalingong buhatan dinhi sa Caraga region, mao ray sulosyon atua na gipadala sa Manila central office alang sa ilang hinanaling pagtubag. (JV Demain, AGNOR Buletin/PIA-Caraga)

By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

Magallanes, AdN cops arrest wanted person 

A certain Emilito Estrella, 37 years old, married and a resident of P-3, Brgy. Sto. Rosario, Magallanes, Agusan del Norte was arrested by elements of Magallanes MPS led by Police Inspector Joannes Papas Castro, Chief of Police, around 3:20 in the afternoon of December 6, 2010 at the abovementioned place. Said person has a Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Francisco Maclang of RTC, Branch 3, Hall of Justice, Libertad, Butuan City, charged for the crime of Murder docketed under criminal number case number 14291 with no recommended bail bond. Arrested person is now detained at Magallanes MPS for proper disposition.

Meanwhile, elements of Gigaquit MPS led Police Inspector Noel dela Cruz Guarin, Chief of Police arrested a certain Jocelyn Lampad Placeros, 39 years old, married and a certain Cristita Mira Ellorico, 52 years old, married, both residents of P-2, Brgy. Cambuayon, Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte on December 6, 2010, around 4:00 O’clock in the afternoon at the abovementioned place. Said persons were arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Victor Canoy, Presiding Judge, RTC 10th Judicial Region, Branch 29, Surigao City, charged for Estafa docketed under criminal case number 9006 with recommended bail bond of P16,000.00. Arrested persons are now under the custody of Gigaquit MPS for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

Report on shooting incident

On December 6, 2010, around 5:30 in the afternoon, a certain Rolando Sanchez Sinday, 49 years old, married, tree marker of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was shot to death by two (2) unidentified suspects, riding in tandem on an XRM Honda motorcycle, color black without plate number at Sitio Panlamaan, Brgy. Anibongan, Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Investigation disclosed that the said victim was on his way to Lianga from Barobo, all of Surigao del Sur, on board his Honda XRM single motorcycle, color red with plate number KE 7690 and upon reaching at the said place, said suspects wearing black sweatshirt with “KARANCHO’ markings suddenly shot said victim. 

Victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds at the different parts of his body, which resulted to his instantaneous death. Responding elements of Lianga MPS recovered three (3) shells of caliber 45 pistol from the crime scene. Remains of the victim was brought to Lianga District Hospital for post mortem examination. Elements of Lianga MPS are still conducting follow-up investigation for possible identification and apprehension of the suspects. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

Report on illegal drugs

One Agapito Diaz Segubre, 17 years old, single and a resident of P-2B Hinipaan, Brgy. Poblacion, Lingig, Surigao del Sur was apprehended by elements of Lingig MPS led by PO3 Oxecio Abarca, around 4:30 in the afternoon of December 6, 2010 at the Park of the said municipality, for violation of R.A. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002). Confiscated from his possession were 1.2263 grams of dried marijuana leaves, three (3) pieces rolled paper and one (1) piece disposable lighter. Initial investigation disclosed that said dried marijuana leaves were allegedly taken from a certain Grace Macaylas of legal age, married and a resident of P-2A San Francisco, Brgy. Poblacion, Lingig, Surigao del Sur. Apprehended suspect was referred to Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office of said place while confiscated items are now under the custody of Lingig MPS for proper disposition.

Progress report (Recovery of two dead bodies)

Criminal charges for robbery with homicide has been filed against Roxan Baron y Dumalagan a.k.a. “Dodong” 19 years old, single, jobless and a resident of P-2, Brgy. Timamana, Tubod, Surigao del Norte at Surigao del Norte Provincial Prosecutors Office docketed under IS number XIII-06-INQ-10I-266. Furthermore, at around 3:30 in the afternoon of December 6, 2010, said information of the case for robbery with homicide against the accused was filed by Provincial Prosecutor Jesse Rey M. Silvosa to the Office of the Executive Judge Evangeline Yuipco Bayana, RTC, Branch 32, Provincial capitol Compound, Surigao city docketed under criminal case number 9031. 

Likewise, a commitment order for the accused was subsequently issued for his detention at Surigao del Norte District Jail, wherein said accused was properly turned-over thereat around 5:30 in the afternoon of same date. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

New Dinagat Islands police provincial chief installed  

Camp Rafael C Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City - CARAGA Police Director PCSUPT REYNALDO SERRANO RAFAL, Ph.D, CEO VI personally graced the turn-over ceremony for the new Police Provincial Director in Dinagat Islands on December 6, 2010. The newly installed PSSUPT INOCENTES JUNTILLA CAPUNO assumed office replacing PSSUPT RODOLFO MARMOL DASMARIΓ‘AS.  

The ceremony held at the News Youth Organization Office, San Jose, Dinagat Islands which was attended by Provincial Administrator Benglen Buray Ecleo representing the Guest of Honor and Speaker.  

Also attended the activities were PSUPT EUGENIO B PAGUIRIGAN, Acting Chief, RPHRDD; Chiefs of Police in Dinagat Islands PPO and other guests. RD RAFAL is optimistic that the policemen in the region can surely do the sworn tasks and prove its competence, time and again despite the challenges, through the CPNP’s Eight (8) Foundation Initiatives and Operational Imperatives which are: Doing and Training in the Basics; Procurement Review; Equipage; Police Community Partnership; Doctrine Development; Reward and Punishment; Human Rights and Mentoring Leadership. He emphasized that the priority actions should start with Good Manners and Right Performance of Duty. He firmly believed that the Eight Policing Foundation Priorities identified can be understood, can be implemented and can be put in motion immediately. The priority actions are all intended to push the reform agenda and strengthen the police service in real-time; meant to strengthen the institution and help to withstand the challenges confronting the PNP.

After the turn-over ceremony, PCSUPT REYNALDO RAFAL, Ph. D. CEO VI conducted conference with all unit commanders under Dinagat Islands PPO to make sure that every policeman commits himself completely to the Filipino people through maintaining peace in the streets, in the darkest alleys and in the community as a whole, clarifying that the police force is anywhere and everywhere, adding that the police stations shall be the frontline forces in accomplishing the PNPs mission of enforcing the law, preventing and control crimes, maintaining peace and order, and ensuring public safety in their respective area of responsibility. 

He also encouraged the public to take an active part in supporting the police and made sure to get rid of misfits and undesirable members of the police force in the region. (PCI Nelly Tabornal Villagarcia, PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

Legarda seeks inquiry into concerns of Nurses and their profession

Senator Loren Legarda has sought an inquiry into urgent concerns of Filipino nurses and the nursing profession, noting that the problems faced by the country’s health professionals reflect a failure on the part of government to promote the people’s right to health.

Through Senate Resolution No. 304, Legarda urged the Senate Committee on Health and Demography to conduct an investigation on the serious concerns of the country’s nursing sector with the end in view of protecting the rights of nurses and their profession.

“Our nurses are hindered from efficiently performing their duties as primary health care providers. One of the most serious concerns is the anomaly in the hiring of nurses who, instead of getting remuneration for their work, have to pay in exchange for work certification and training experience,” Legarda said.

The Senator also voiced concern on the lack of plantilla positions for nurses in government hospitals; contractualization of nurses; lack of supervision over the condition of Filipino nurses working abroad resulting to delayed assistance; and the non-implementation of decent wage and due benefits according to law. 
Legarda explained that under the Nursing Law of 2002 (RA 9173) and the Magna Carta of Public Health Workers (RA 7305), the entry salary of a nurse in the government should be at Salary Grade 15 or about Php25,000, and that they are entitled to benefits such as hazard pay, subsistence allowance and night shift differential. 

She also explained that the lack of budget for the health sector affects the delivery of health services especially for the very poor and those in far-flung communities.

“The government has to take immediate, concrete steps to resolve these problems that affect our health workers so that they can efficiently fulfill their duties without having to worry about how to make ends meet,” Legarda said. 

“Unless we provide the adequate protection to our nurses, we cannot enforce the guarantees expressed in the 1987 Constitution to promote the people’s right to health, much less achieve the Millennium Development Goals, to which we have committed,” she concluded. (Office of Senator Loren Legarda/PIA-Caraga)

Surigao Norte SK Federation Election set on December 10

By Susil D. Ragas

Surigao City (December 7) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in consultation and agreement with the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) National Federation and the National Youth Commission (NYC) will conduct an election of officers for the Provincial SK Federation on December 10, 2010 at exactly 8:00am at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall, Capitol Road this city.

According to DILG Provincial Director Domingo E. Bulabog the election of president, vice president and other officers is in compliance with the Local Government Code of 1991, Chapter 9 Book III, which provides for the organization of the Federation of Sangguniang Kabataan at the municipal, city, provincial and national levels and under Administrative Order No. 267 dated February 18, 1992 which delegates the exercise of general supervision of the President over the local government units to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Prior to the election, an orientation/briefing on the SK organizational structure, functions and responsibilities of municipal, city provincial and national officers will also be conducted on the same date. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)