8.08.2011

PIA News Service - Monday, August 8, 2011

Lingig Mayor, 2 others still missing after abducted

by Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, August 8 (PIA) -- Lingig Mayor Henry Dano of Surigao del Sur province and his two close-in body guards are still missing after they were abducted Saturday morning in his residence.

In an interview with PIA, Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Director Julito M. Diray said the Peace Negotiators’ Team is now looking for a line of communication with the abductors for the safe release of the victims.

As of press time, the relatives and families of the victims were not able to receive any communication from the abductors.

Diray confirmed that the crisis committee members are now conducting a thorough investigation on the whereabouts of the abductors and the victims. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)


P25-M fire razes Tandag City Public Market, BFP says

by Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, August 8 (PIA) -– Bureau of Fire Protection Provincial Director SF03 Joel Pan said estimated damage to property during the fire that raged city’s “Moonglow Public Market” amounted to P25 million.

Initial investigation disclosed that the fire, caused by faulty electrical wiring, started at the top of the right portion of the public market occupied by a certain Mr. Lumictin, one of the stall owners. The fire rapidly spread in the neighboring stalls.

Reports indicate that fire razed the whole public market building in just about 20 minutes. Nobody was hurt.
Meanwhile, Community Development Information Officer Vicente Cosare of this city said the Moonglow Public Market Building cost P15 million, and around P10 million worth of varied stocks were destroyed.

The city government headed by Mayor Alexander Pimentel designated Balilahan public market as temporary business place for the 200 stall owners affected by the incident.
(PIA-Surigao del Sur)


19 Surigao Norte towns receive ‘seal of good housekeeping’

by Fryan E. Abkilan

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, August 8 (PIA) -– Nineteen of 20 local government units (LGUs) in the entire province were conferred recently with the ‘Seal of Good Housekeeping’ by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in recognition of their excellent performance in local governance in their respective municipalities.

According to DILG Provincial Director Domingo Bulabog these municipalities have satisfactorily complied with the full disclosure policy of budget, bids and offerings with no adverse opinions from Commission on Audit (COA).

The 19 LGU awardees include Alegria, Bacuag, Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, General Luna, Gigaquit, Mainit, Malimono, Pilar, Placer, San Benito, San Francisco (Anao-Aon), San Isidro, Santa Monica (Sapao), Sison, Socorro, Tagana-an, and Tubod.

“Except for Claver, which is the only 3rd class municipality of the province, the recipients belonged to the 4th to 6th class,” he said.

Bulabog said the recipients will be given a Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) of P1 Million, which should be used for the implementation of projects aligned with the national government's goal to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Surigao del Sur activates crisis management committee

by Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Aug 8 (PIA) -- A crisis management committee headed by Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel has been activated even as Task Force Dano was created following the abduction of Lingig Mayor Henry Dano and his two military escorts.

According to Gov. Pimentel, the crisis management committee was activated to serve as counterpart at the town level for the safe release of the victims.

It can be recalled that Dano and his two bodyguards were reportedly abducted at around 6:44 am on Saturday, August 8 by some 30 NPA rebels at his residence in Lingig town, 29 km South of Bislig City, this province.

In the meantime, According to Gov. Johnny Pimentel, there is no word yet as to the whereabouts of the victims except that the family of Mayor Dano had already been informed that the town executive is doing fine. (Radyo ng Bayan Tandag/PIA Suriago del Sur)


Surigao del Sur Gov. to act as negotiator on the safe release of abducted Linging town mayor, 2 others

by Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG, Aug 8 (PIA) –- Surigao del Sur Gov. Johnny Pimentel expressed his willingness to act as negotiator for the safe release of Lingig Mayor Henry Dano and his two body guards.

Mayor Dano, along with army escorts Cpl. Alrey Desamparado and Pfc. Rolan Saban, was taken by some 30 communist New People's Army rebels believed to members of Guerilla front (GF) 20 of Southern Mindanao Regional Command (SMRC) on Saturday, August 6 at around 6:44 a.m. at his residence in Linigig town, 29 km South of Bislig City, this province.

Reports said the group were on board three (3) vans, which proceeded to the direction heading of Boston, Davao Oriental after they took Dano.

Gov. Pimentel said, he already aired his desire to act as negotiator through station in Davao City and Butuan City.

It can be recalled that the Governor, when he was still the Provincial Administrator, had already taken same role during the abduction of then Lingig Mayor Jimmy Luna, now the Vice Mayor. (Radyo ng Bayan Tandag/PIA Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano News: Aquino maoy nanguna sa 110th PNP Anniversary

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, August 8 (PIA) -- Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III maoy pinasidunggang bisita ug mamumulong atol sa pagsaulog sa Philippine National Police’s 110th Police Service Anniversary nga pagahimoon didto sa PNP multi-purpose center sa Camp Crame karong adlawa Lunes, Agosto 8, 2011.

Ang Pangulo pagasugaton nila PNP Chief Director General Raul Bacalzo ug Interior and Local Secretary Jese Robredo.

Ang Pangulo mo award sa 23 ka miyembro ug mga regional offices sa PNP alang sa ilang exemplary performance in the line of duty.

Kini nga mga pulis mao sila: Police Senior Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan – Senior Police Commissioned Officer for Administration; PSSupt. Ronald de la Rosa – Senior Police Commissioned Officer for Operation; PCInsp. Romeo Santader – Junior Police Commissioned Officer; SPO4 Florante Ubina- Senior Police Non-Commissioned Officer; PO2 Nelson Sad-Ang – Junior Police Non-Commissioned Officer;

PSInsp. Genie Balabal – Women and Children Protection Desk Officer; PInsp. Benigno Alabao – Lead PNP Awardee; PInsp. Charity Galvez – Medalya ng Katapangan; PCInsp. Allan Umipig – Medalya ng Katapangan; SPO2 Ricky Oman Agwit – Posthumous Promotion; SPO2 Jeff Domingo – Posthumous Promotion;

Mely Sorra – Non-Uniformed Personnel (Supervisory level); Michael dela Vega – Non-Uniformed Personnel (Non-Superisory level); Police Regional Office Cordillera – Best Police Regional Office; PRO 4A (Quezon) – Best Police Provincial Office; PRO 12 – Best City Police Office; 5th Regional Public Safety Battalion, PRO5 – Best Provincial Public Safety Company;

Cagayan de Oro City Public Safety Company, PRO10 – Best City Public Safety Company; San Fernando City Police Station, PRO1 – Best Component City Police Station; Glan Municipal Police Station – Bes Municipal Police Station; Special Action Force – Best National Operations Support Unit; Headquarters Support Service – Best National Administrative Support Unit; ug, Easter Police District, NCRPO – Best NCRPO District.

Ang Philippine National Police gitukod niadtong Agosto 8, 1901, Niadtong 1991, ang PNP nabulag gikan sa Armed Forces of the Philippines ug nahimong civilian law enforcement agency ubos sa Department of the Interior and Local Government.
(PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: Syudad sa Surigao mopahigayon og jobs fair ug mobile passporting

ni Dandy N. Lapura

SURIGAO CITY, August 8 (PIA) -- Ang syudad sa Surigao ubos sa administrasyon ni City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas uban sa pakigtambayayong sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), ug ang Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) mupasiugda ug Jobs Fair ug Mobile Passporting karong Agosto 13-14, 2011 sa City Cultural Center ning maong syudad.

Ang maong Jobs Fair pagasalmutan sa mga nagkalain-laing mga lokal nga mining industries, ug laing mga business establishments sa syudad alang sa lokal nga employment ug manpower recruitment agencies nga nagagikan sa Manila, Davao ug uban pang mga syudad alang sa overseas employment.

Alang sa dugang kasayuran, palihog pag-adto nalang sa City PESO office didto sa City Planning and Development Office nga nahimutang sa 3rdFloor New Government Building, City Hall Compound, Surigao City. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: DAR-Agusan del Norte, nang apud-apod og 628 ektaryang luna

ni Gil E. Miranda

BUTUAN CITY, Agosto 8 -– Ang Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms kon (CARPER) hangtud sa 2014 nakahatag og dakong benepisyo sa mga mag-uuma tungod kay ang Department of Agrarian Reform sa probensya sa Agusan del Norte nang-apud-apod na usab ug dugang 628 ektaryang luna ngadto sa 329 ka mag-uuma sa Barangay Bugsukan sakop ning dakbayan sa Butuan kaniadtong August 4, 2011.

Personal nga gidunol ni City Mayor Hon. Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. ug Hon. Jose Joboy Aquino II, inabagan sa mga opisyales sa Department of Agrarian Reform ubos sa liderato ni DAR Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay inubanan ni PARO II Andre B. Atega sa DAR ning probensya sa Agusan del Norte ang mga Certificate of Landownership Award kon (CLOA) ngadto na sa mga benepisyaryo sa naasoy nga barangay.

Regional Director Faisary A. Mambuay mipasalig sa tanang mag-uuma nga ang ahensya andam kanunay nga muhatag og ayoda sama sa support services ug legal assistance kon adunay problema ang benepisyaryo mahitungod sa iyang gitikad nga luna.

“Ang DAR dili lamang nagpunting sa pagpang-apud-apod og yuta apan lakip na usab ang mga support services nga ilatid aron makab-ot ang tiunay nga pag-uswag sa ekonomikanhong kalambuan sa mga mag-uuma” dugang pa ni RD Mambuay.

Alayon sa maong seremonyas, mipaabot ug pasalamat si Congressman Joboy Aquino sa mga proyekto nga gilatid sa DAR sa iyang distrito ug mipahalipay sa tanang mag-uuma nga hingpit na nga nakapanag-iya sa luna nga ilang gitikad.

Samtang sa laing bahin, si City Mayor Ferdinand Amante usab midasig sa tanang mag-uuma sa Barangay Bugsukan sa pagpalambo sa luna nga gitugyan kanila sa DAR kay sila usab nangita og mga imbestor nga mobubo og puhonan para sa kalambuan sa mga mag-uuma.

Sulod sa 23 ka tuig human nahimong balaud ang CARP, aduna nay 28,342 ektaryang luna ang na-apud-apod sa 15,699 nga benepisyaryo kon 78% batok sa working scope nga 36,094 ektaryang private ug public agricultural lands sa probensya sa Agusan del Norte.

Ilalom sa Agrarian Development Framework sa DAR, ang mga foreign-assisted projects naghatag ug package of interventions nga magsiguro nga mahimong produktibo ang mga gipanghatag nga yuta nga magresulta sa dugang abot ug paglambo sa kahimtang sa mga benepisyaryo ilawom sa programa.

Tungod niining pag-pang-apudapod og yuta sa DAR, ang katawhan sa Barangay Bugsukan nag-tuo nga sila makatampo sa pagpaningkamot sa gobyerno aron mapaubsan ang kapobrehon sa ilang dapit. (DAR-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Caraga)