4.20.2011

PIA News Service - Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dinagatnons to give hero’s welcome to Gov. Ecleo

By Fryan E. Abkilan

DINAGAT ISLANDS, Apr. 19 (PIA) – After leading the battle on the constitutional issues of the province of Dinagat Islands, provincial officials and employees of the province are set to give a hero’s welcome to Gov. Glenda B. Ecleo upon her arrival today, April 19, 2011.

“Primarily, the series of activities that we have prepared for Mommy Glen (Gov. Glenda) are in relation to the recent Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of our province,” said Public Information Officer Rosario Roxas.

Roxas said that Gov. Ecleo is the epitome of a true Dinagatnon and that “she fought tirelessly for our independence and she led us to victory.”

Roxas revealed that some provincial officials and heads of offices will be welcoming her at the Surigao City Airport. All San Jose sea vessels will also convoy her from Surigao City boulevard to Dinagat Islands.

She also said that a program is prepared for Gov. Glenda’s coming home at San Jose Port of which presentation numbers from the capitol employees and different sectoral groups are expected.

Also, on April 25 and 26, a capitol fiesta and victory caravan are also scheduled respectively. (PIA-Surigao del Norte with reports from PIO-Dinagat Islands)


Butuan City gov’t steps up security measures this Holy Week

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 19 (PIA) -- Local authorities here intensified its campaign for the safe and security of the public during the observance of the Holy Week.

In an interview over a local radio station here this morning, Butuan City Councilor Ryan Anthony Culima said city Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. has directed city police office PSSupt. Jose Carillo to step up measures to ensure the security of the public during the weeklong activity.

Culima said police officers must be visible in public places as the observance of Lent draws thousands of parishioners particularly to churches.

The Butuan City Police Office in a press statement said it will intensify its foot and mobile security patrols, traffic control and direction along national highways, thoroughfares leading to and from, churches and other establishments connected to the different Holy Week activities.

This also includes the fielding of uniformed policemen for visibility purposes to deter/preempt the hostile plans/activities of terrorists and other criminal elements.

BCPO will also establish Motorist Assistance Center by undertaking public information drive thru print and broadcast media on safety tips based on the current situation that is prevailing in their area of responsibility. (PIA-Caraga)


Tagana-an Mayor survived ambush

By Fryan E. Abkilan

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, April 19 (PIA) – Tagana-an Mayor Cesar Diaz survived an ambush near the boundary of Barangays Laurel and Union, Tagana-an, this province around 11:20am Monday, April 18, 2011.

According to 30th Infantry “Python” Battalion Commanding Officer LTC Erwin Rommel Lamzon, Mayor Diaz was driving his Toyota Fortuner along with his four companions en route to Surigao City when they were ambushed by a still undetermined number of gunmen.

PO2 Anthony Pontevedra and Gagay Diaz were wounded in the attack and were all brought to a private hospital for medical treatment.

Mayor Diaz, in an interview, said that his political opponents may be behind the attack. Police are currently conducting an investigation on the incident. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


50 Caraga policemen trained for TOPCOP tourism program

By Fryan E. Abkilan

SURIGAO CITY, Apr. 19 (PIA) - Fifty members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) from Caraga Region on Friday, April 15 ended their 3-day special training course for law enforcers that will form the core of Caraga’s Tourist-Oriented Police for Community Order and Protection (TOP COP) program.

The program, organized by the Department of Tourism in partnership with the PNP, aimed at equipping the local police with the necessary knowledge and skills in performing their duties when deployed in the key tourist destinations of the region.

Speaking on the occasion, City Mayor Ernesto Matugas said he is optimistic that tourists and visitors will not be hesitant to come to the region because they are assured that their visit will be safe and pleasant.
The seminar, which started on April 13 and ended on April 15, was held at the City Cultural Center, City Hall Compound this city.

Meantime, PC/Insp. Charlie Cabradilla, one of the participants, said the special training course provides them with another opportunity to serve the people not just as peacekeepers of their areas of assignment but tourist guides as well.

The TOP Cop program is a sustained crime prevention package anchored on the day-and-night police visibility for a no-nonsense, zero-tolerance enforcement of laws and ordinances in areas where tourists thrive. The enforcers will not concentrate only on criminal offenses but also violations of ordinances like anti-littering, anti-jaywalking, anti-mendicancy, anti-illegal vending and anti-vandalism. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


NGCP says power interruptions in Mindanao due to unplanned shutdown of power gen plants

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 19 – The power system operator of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) clarified on Monday that the recent spate of power interruptions experienced in Mindanao are caused by the unplanned shutdown of some power generating plants.

In a press release, NGCP says it does not own, operate or shut down power generating plants but as the system operator, it has information on the available capacity, system peak and reserves in the power system.

It further said that approximately 100 megawatts (MW) of power was taken out of the Mindanao grid due to the unexpected unavailability of the following plants: Agus 6 (Units 2 and 4); Agus 7 (Units 1 and 2); and Agus 1 (Unit 1). Further, the following plants are operational but derated by the owners and operators: Agus 1 (30 MW); Agus 2 (90 MW); Agus 5 (50 MW); Agus 6 (100 MW); Western Mindanao Power Corp. (90 MW); Southern Power Philippines Corp. (40 MW).

In instances when there is a deficiency in the power supplied by the different power plants, NGCP implements load shedding based on an allocation matrix load prepared by the generators or power plants themselves. In Mindanao, this load shedding matrix is from the National Power Corporation.

The load shedding is then implemented across the Mindanao grid through the area control centers of NGCP in Cagayan de Oro, Gensan, Davao, Butuan, Zamboanga, and Iligan.

The power interruptions actually experienced by the end-consumers in the household levels will depend on the implementation scheme of the particular distribution utility in the area, said the press statement. (NGCP/PIA-Caraga)



Cebuano News: Ikatulong anibersaryo sa CHRDC, gipangandaman na

ni Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Abr. 19 (PIA) – Hugot nga gipangandaman sa rehiyonal nga buhatan sa Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and ikatulo ka tuig nga kasumaran sa pagkamugna sa Caraga Health Research and Development Consortium (CHRDC) kung diin ang maong buhatan mao’y gitahasan nga manguna sa pag-implementar og mga research projects nga adunay kalabutan sa panglawas.

Sa pakighinabi sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA), gibutyag ni Gladys Cubal sa DOST-Caraga nga ang duha ka adlaw nga selebrasyon karong umaabot Mayo 12 ug 13 langkuban sa nagkalain-laing kalihukan sama sa Essay Writing Contest nga ipahigayon sa unang adlaw nga pagasalmutan sa mga estudyante sa sekundarya sa pampubliko ug pribadong tulunghaan.

Gibutyag usab sa maong opisyal nga adunay forum nga paghimuon sa maong selebrasyon aron sa pag-align sa mga research projects ngadto sa panginahanglanong panglawas sa katawhan ni’ng rehiyon. “Kini ang nagalangkop sa agenda setting sa maong consortium lakip na ang pagahimuon nga workshop sa pag-validar sa mga health researches sa Caraga,” si Cubal nagkanayon.

Si Cubal midugang nga ang ikaduhang adlaw (Mayo 13) mao gyud ang adlaw sa kasumaran sa pagkamugna sa CHRDC kung diin kini mag-feature og usa na usab ka forum o seminar sa health research application.

Gidugang sa maong opisyal nga ang mga musalmot niining kalihukan makabaton og mga instructions sa demonstrations nga paghimuon sa telemedicine kung diin sila pagatudlo-an og mga tips og mga proseso nga angaya’ng buhaton panahon nga aduna’y sakit nga mudapo kanila ug sa ilang pamilya.

Si Cubal nagkanayon usab nga ang DOST-Caraga maga-conduct og ginatawag nga ovicidal/larvicidal (OL) trap. Tumong niini aron mapugngan ang pagdaghan sa mga lamok nga nagdala og dengue.

Ang OL trap nagalangkop sa pellets nga gibutang sa itum nga plastic cup nga adunay tubig. Ang ice drop maoy magsilbi’ng stick aron sa pagkutaw sa maong solusyon.

Namugna ang CHRDC niadtong Oktubre 16, 2007. Si Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, Executive Director sa Philippine HRDC mao’y mi-presentar sa mga partisipante nga naggikan sa nagkalain-laing hut-ong sa katilingban nga aduna’y kalabutan sa pag-implementar sa mga serbisyong panglawas sa mga Pilipino.

Si Montoya usab ang mihatag og briefing sa mga partisipante mahitungod sa Philippine National Health Research System and the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) ug nganong gikinahanglan nga ma-establisar ang Regional Health Research System sa rehiyon. (PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: BIR, gidayeg sa Malakanyang sa taas nga koleksyon sa first quarter

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, April 19 (PIA) - Ang Malakanyang nalipay sa balita nga ang Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) misobra sa ilang tunong nga koleksyon para sa bulan sa Marso ug sa fist quarter karong tuiga.

Atol sa pakighinabi sa media didto sa Malakanyang niadtong Lunes, si Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda mipadayag sa iyang paglaom nga ang BIR magpabilin sa ilang koleksyon nga sobra sa ilang tunong, aron malab-wan niini ang target nga P940-billion karong tuiga.

“So we hope it (BIR’s revenue collection target surpassing streak) will continue but then again it will depend on the business conditions,” matud ni Lacierda.

Si BIR Commisioner Kim Henares miingon bag-ohay pa lamang nga ang buhatan misobra sa ilang tunong sa bulan sa Marso nga koleksyon ngadto sa P3.5-billion o 5.13 percent gikan sa P68.07-billion niadtong miaging tuig ngadto sa P71.56-billion gumikan sa daghang income tax filers ug pinalap-dang paglimbasog nga pangolekta.

Si Henares, nag-ingon nga ang buhatan naka-kolekta ug P58.31billion, nga mipalapad sa actual tax karong tuiga sa P13.25 billion o 22.7 percent nga pagtubo.

Tungod niini, ang gobyerno nakabaton ug P199.55 billion sa first quarter, nga misobra sa P2.51 billion. Ang first quarter nga kahimoan nag patik usab ug pagkanap sa kinatibuk-ang aktuwal nga koleksyon alang sa parehong panahon niadtong miaging tuig sa 2010, ngadto sa P173.89 billion, nga labaw sa P25.65 billion o pagtubo nga 14.75 percent. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)