8.06.2011

PIA News Service - Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lingig town mayor abducted

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, August 6 (PIA) – The chief executive of the municipality of Lingig, Surigao del Surwas abducted at around 5:30 am in his residence, thus confirmed by Tandag City Mayor Alexander Pimentel and Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel in an interview with a local radio station here this morning.

According to Mayor Pimentel in a phone-patch interview who is in Manila, town officials of Lingig as well as officials of the provincial and regional police in Caraga informed him on the incident.

He said Mayor Henry Dano along with his two escorts who are members of the Philippine Army were abducted by unidentified group on board two vans used as their exit vehicles.

The report was also confirmed by Governor Johnny Pimentel, minutes after the interview of his elder brother Mayor Pimentel.

The provincial chief executive said the exit vehicle was reported to have been heading towards the direction of Davao Oriental province.

Meanwhile, reports from the Regional Office of the Philippine National Police (PNP) here revealed thatPolice Regional Office 13 Regional Director Reynaldo Rafal has ordered Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office Provincial Director PSSupt Julito Diray to exhaust all efforts and coordinations for the immediate release of the victims.

The report added the abductors who are suspected CPP/NPA/NDF (CNN) pretended to be members of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) wearing camouflage uniform.

Further, PCSupt Rafal said that coordinations with PRO 11 and the 75th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army are currently being made who have jurisdictions over the area.

Furthermore, PSupt Diray has already made the coordination with Gov. Pimentel and has activated the Provincial Crisis Management Committee headed by the governor.

It can be recalled that the former Mayor of the town and now Vice-Mayor Roberto Luna was also abducted by members of CNN last year. During that time, Mayor Dano is the Vice-Mayor of the town, it was learned. (PIA-Caraga with reports from PNP-PRO 13)


Mayor abducted by NPA in his own home

by Lt Charlene Gabatin

SURIGAO DEL SUR, August 6 – According to the report of the 401st Brigade in Surigao del Sur, Hon Mayor Henry S Dano of Lingig Municipality in Surigao del Sur was abducted by undetermined number of fully armed NPA, believed to be members of Guerilla Front 20, in his own home on 06 August 2011 6 o’clock in the morning together with his two (2) close-in bodyguards. Said NPAs disguised themselves as NBI agents and are wearing color green NBI t-shirts. The kidnappers were seen heading towards Boston, Davao Oriental area using two (2) van vehicles; one (1) Toyota Hi-ace van color blue with plate number VDE-690 and one (1) Hundai STAREX van, color green with plate number 213. The ultimate motive for the abduction is yet to be determined by the military together with the PNP in the area.

Immediately after the abduction of Lingig Mayor Dano, 75th Infantry (Marauder) Battalion deployed troops in hot pursuit to the kidnappers but were ambushed by NPAs at Sitio Mahogany, Brgy Pagbakatan, Lingig Surigao del Sur. Firefight ensued for 30 min where one (1) soldier was killed and six (6) others were wounded. Their names are withheld prior to the notification of their immediate family.

MGen Victor Felix, Commanding General of 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division was saddened by these and calls for everybody to help put a complete stop to these senseless atrocities perpetrated by the NPAs. Furthermore, he ordered no let up pursuit operations against these armed groups.

Col Romeo Gan, the 401st brigade commander is currently coordinating with all government forces including civilian organizations to help facilitate the safe release of Mayor Dano.

The provincial government of Surigao del Sur activated a Crisis Management team headed by no less that the governor himself, Honorable Johnny T Pimentel, purposely for the safe release of Mayor Henry S Dano.

These NPAs are now getting frustrated caused by our successes with Internal Peace and Security Campaign Plan “BAYANIHAN”. The NPAs continuously focus on soft targets only, capitalizing on those who cannot fully defend themselves. (401st Brigade/PIA-Caraga)


Surigaonon News: Bag-ong chief of police sa Surigao City, milingkod na

ni Dandy Lapura

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, August 6 (PIA) – Milingkod na ang bag-ong Chief of Police saSurigao City sa pagkatawo ni Police Supt. Alfonso Pagkaliwagan, Jr., nga gikan nadestino isip Deputy Officer sa PNP Provincial Office sa probinsya sa Dinagat Islands.

Pagkahuman sa pila ka bulan nga pagserbisyo ni Officer In Charge Police Senior Inspector Dick Cale, nagmando ang PNP Higher Headquarters nga magbutang na gyud ug permanenteng
Chief of Police sa pagkatawo ni Supt. Pagkaliwagan.

Si Supt. Pagkaliwagan usab ang gipili ni Surigao City Mayor Ernesto Matugas nga molingkod gikan sa lima ka pangalan nga gipili-an.

Sa paglingkod ni Supt. Pagkaliwagan, iyang gihatagan ug importansya na ipalawig ang kampanya batok sa tanang illegal na aktibidadis sama sa ilegal nga sugal ug druga, ug apil na ang paghatag sa mga solusyon sa sunod-sunod na pagpangawat ug uban pa.

Gipamahayag usab niya, na iyang ibalik ang orihinal na sistema na diin mahimong sentralisado na ang pama-agi sa City PNP.

Ibalik na ang duha ka namugna nga police precinct sa Brgy. Taft ug Washington para sa pagdawat sa mga reklamo sa Central PNP kauban ang paglista sa mga blotter ug magpabilin sa pagbantay sa mga presinto ang mga kawani sa kapulisan para mohimo sa pagresponde sa mga krimen na mahitabo.

Gihatagan ug dakong importansya ni Supt. Pagkaliwagan nga walay iyang pilion sa iyang kampanya batok sa ilegal na aktibidadis ug bisan unsa na mga pulis na mahimong protektor ug iya kining pagadakpon ug ipahamtang ang saktong silot alang kanila. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: Aquino mipasidungog sa 2011 awardees sa Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines

ni Susil D. Ragas


SURIGAO CITY, August 6 (PIA) -
Gipahalipayan ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III ang awardees sa Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) karong tuiga, siya miingon nga ang Pilipinhong nasod dako ang paglaom kanila alang sa ilang kontribusyon sa nasodnong kalamboan.

“We have the highest hopes for all of you here today, finalists and awardees alike. For everything you have already achieved, allow me to give you my most heartfelt congratulations,” ang Pangulo miingon sa iyang pamahayag nga gipaabot pinaagi kang Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. atol sa simple awarding ceremonies didto sa Malacanang kagahapong adlawa Huwebes, Agosto 4, 2011.

Ang Pangulo usab mipasalig nga ubos sa iyang liderato adunay maayong pagdumala nga makapabag-o sa paglaom alang sa maayong kaugmaon sa tanan. Ang mga Pilipino, siya miingon, labi na gyod ang mga batan-on, dili na mopili pag-adto sa laing nasod tungod sa maayong oportunidad nga anaa dinhi sa atong nasod.

Ang nasod nagsugod na pagkita sa positibong mga resulta sa reporma nga gisugdan ubos sa bag-ong liderato, ang Pangulo miingon.

Kini nga mga reporma nagpugong ug direktang tubag sa korupsyon sa burukrasya ug nagapasiugda sa kultura sa transparency ug accountability sa serbisyong gobyerno, dugang pa niya.

“Through good governance and a clear blueprint for national development that will produce more jobs in the coming years, we are slowly turning working abroad as an option, instead of the necessity it has become for some of those who want to attain better lives,” siya miingon.

Karong tuiga nga TOSP awardees mga modelo sa tanang mga kabataan sa tibuok nasod, mga lideres ugma damlag sa nasod nga dako ang matabang pag-uswag sa nasod, dugang pa niya.

Ug sa samang bahin ang Pangulo mipadayag sa iyang pagkamapasalamaton ngadto sa katawhan nga nagpaluyo sa TOSP awards alang sa ilang makanunayong paglimbasog pagselebrar sa kontribusyon sa mga kabatan-onan sa pagpalambo sa nasod.

Ang mga midawat karong tuiga sa TOSP awards naglakip nila Geminn Louis Apostol (medicine and health-related profession), Ateneo de Manila University; Christopher Millora (medicine and health-related profession), West Visayas State University; Kendrick Nigel Tan (medicine and health-related profession); Centro Escolar University; Sean Vincent Aquilino (agriculture, science and math), University of the Philippines-Diliman; Julius Paul Juen, (agriculture, science and math), University of St. La Salle; Jonathan Andro Tan (agriculture, science and math), Siliman University; Sittie Norhane Lao (humanities, communication and socialsciences),Mindanao State University-main campus; Maria Angelica Reyes (humanities, communication and social sciences), De La Salle University-Lipa City; Arleen delos Reyes (teacher education), University of Nueva Caceres; ug si Athena Plaza (business, entrepreneurship, economics, industry, criminology and law), University of San Carlos.

Mitambong usab atol sa maong kalihokan sila Jose Concepcion Jr., chairman of RFM Corp. ug RFM foundation, Maria Victoria Concepcion-Young, president of RFM Corp., Jose Maria Concepcion III, president ug CEO of RFM Corp. ug si Alfred Ramos, president ug CEO of National Bookstore.

Ang TOSP usa ka awards ug formation program nga gitukod ni businessman Jose Concepcion Jr. isip usa ka paagi aron pagdasig sa kabatan-onan aron molihok alang sa nasodnong pag-uswag Kini nagpasidungog sa mga estudyanteng mogradwar sa kolehiyo nga milabaw dili lamang sa akademiko apan nagpuyo usab sa kinabuhing gihalad sa pagserbisyo sa katawhan nga dili kasagaran kaysa uban sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka larang nga mga interes. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)