12.27.2011

PIA News Service - Tuesday, December 27, 2011

1,244 displaced, 1 missing in Surigao Norte, Dinagat Islands floods

by FEAbkilan

SURIGAO CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- Around 280 families involving 1,244 persons fled homes yesterday in Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands amid rising floodwaters due to torrential rainfall brought about by a low pressure area in Mindanao.

The Surigao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) said a 1 year and 7 month-old child identified as Roan Libres from Brgy. San Roque was reportedly missing since yesterday afternoon. It was reported that the child was accidentally swept by ravaging floodwaters. The city’s quick action response team is still conducting a search and retrieval operation.

Still in Surigao City, CDRRMC reported that some 167 families or 676 persons were evacuated at various evacuation centers in the city.

In Brgy. Taganito, Claver, three families or 18 individuals were moved safely to a safe evacuation center, the Brgy. Taganito gymnasium. In Brgy. Mabuhay, Sison, 43 families or 215 persons were evacuated at Mabuhay Elementary School. In Brgy. Cauilan, Tubod, 12 families consisting of 60 individuals were brought to their Brgy. Multi-Purpose Hall while 35 families or 175 families from Brgy. Magsaysay, Placer were evacuated at their municipal dome, according to a report from Surigao del Norte PDRRMC.

Engr. Arnel Amalia, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator of Malimono, informed PIA yesterday that the detour road near the unfinished steel bridge on Jubgan River in San Francisco town became impassable due to waist-deep floodwaters leaving several commuters stranded.

In Dinagat Islands, only one barangay in Libjo town was severely affected with 20 families or 100 persons from Brgy. San Antonio evacuated at San Antonio, Libjo PBMA chapter building, said a report from Dinagat Islands PDRRMC.

Dinagat Islands Public Information Officer Rosario Roxas, Jra. also said that a landslide occurred around 2 p.m. yesterday in Barangay Pantinople in Basilisa town along the national highway. Personnel from DPWH Dinagat Islands sub-district immediately conducted a clearing operation in the area. (FEAbkilan, PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Butuan City issues flood advisory

by Nora CL Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- Level of water at the Agusan river was recorded at 2.40 meters as of one o’clock this afternoon.

Due to the continuous rising of water level in the Agusan River basin, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) has issued a flood advisory through acting mayor, Vice Mayor Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun to the public.

The rise of the water level in the river came from the flooded areas of Agusan del Sur which flows out to Butuan Bay due to the low pressure area (LPA) that is being experienced in the region.

As per information from the city mayor’s office public information officer Jennifer Michele N. Divinagracia, alert level 1 is currently in effect in the city and now preparing for a possible flooding.

Also, the local DRRMC has advised all residents in low-lying and riverside barangays to prepare for possible evacuation.

The CDRRMC will continue to monitor the rising water level & prepare evacuation centers and emergency supplies like food, water and medical supplies.

For emergencies, the public may call Ms. Grace Espere, CDRRC focal person at mobile number 094852278634 (Smart) of 09358943569 (Globe) or call telephone numbers (085) 3423074, (085) 3414160, or (085)3 455940. (PIA-Caraga)

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14 brgys. evacuated due to LPA in Caraga Region

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- A total of 14 barangays with 447 families or 1,896 persons were evacuated to different evacuation centers in Caraga Region due to Low Pressure Area (LPA) which caused flooding in some parts of the region.

The figure was released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in their situation report issued at 8:00 a.m. today.

NDRRMC reported six barangays with 260 families and 1,144 persons in Surigao City were evacuated in Luna Brgy. Hall, St. Bernadette Chapel, Brgy. Washington Covered Court, Surigao City Gymnasium, Surigao Pilot Elem. School, Brgy. Taganito Gymnasium, Mabuhay Elem. School, Brgy. Cauilan Multi-purpose Hall, and Magsaysay Municipal Hall.

Also, 20 families composed of 100 persons in Barangay San Antonio, Province of Dinagat Islands were evacuated to San Antonio, Libjo PBMA Sub-Chapter.

Meanwhile, 63 families or 318 persons from Barangay Taglatawan in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur were also evacuated to Bayugan East Central Elem. School. Moreover, five barangays in the municipality of San Francisco were temporarily transferred to San Francisco Municipal Gym and in Mormons Church, composed of 104 families or an equivalent to 334 persons.

The Regional DRRMC Operation Center continuously maintained 24/7 monitoring, disseminated NDRRMC advisories to the RDRRMC member-agencies, and coordinated with the local DRRMCs for situational update, the NDRRMC reported.

Further, the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands had issued Alert Level 2 upon recommendation of PAGASA Surigao.

MDRRMCs were activated to undertake precautionary measures and were alert for possible pre-emptive evacuation.

Furthermore, the Active Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT) of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Island Search and Rescue Team (DISART) are on stand-by to closely monitor the situation on their respective AORs.

In a related development, Provincial DRRMC of Agusan del Norte and City DRRMC of Butuan continuously monitoring the water level of Agusan River with response teams and rescue equipment ready for mobilization when necessary.

The Quick Response Team (QART) of Surigao City was already deployed to flood-prone areas in the city especially in Brgy. San Juan for actual survey of the situation.

DPWH Caraga, on the other hand, conducted monitoring of the conditions of major roads and bridges while Disaster Preparedness Teams and Equipment are on-stand by ready for deployment.

Based on the Public Weather Forecast of PAGASA, at 2:00 a.m. today, LPA was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 120 km Southwest of Cotabato City (6.3oN, 123.3oE), while tail-end of a cold front is affecting the Visayas Region. (PIA-Caraga)

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MDRRMC seeks assistance from provincial gov't

by David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- At around 11:00 in the evening last night, the municipal government of Rosario called the office of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) for immediate assistance to augment the Municipal DRRMC in their rescue operation. According to report, almost all the barangays in Rosario town were flooded.

As of 11:00 this morning, Philippine Red Cross reported almost all of the evacuees already returned to their house.

Partial, unofficial report revealed that in San Francisco town, some 104 families or 334 persons evacuated at the gymnasium and other evacuation centers while in Bayugan City, as of 8:30 this morning, Vice Gov. Cane gathered report that 488 persons were affected and evacuated in different identified evacuation centers.

On infrastructure, Engr. Reinerio Zerda of DPWH District II reported that the approach of the bridge in Sta. Maria, Trento going to Bislig Surigao del Sur was damaged, and DPWH has already posted a notice that the bridge is no longer passable.

Vice Gov. told members of the PDRRMC that equipments must be on standby and always ready for emergency calls. ASELCO promised to have their boom trucks available anytime when needed. They have 10 boom trucks distributed to five stations province wide ready to respond.

Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza called Vice Gov. Cane during the meeting to give order to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development to have enough stocks of relief goods especially food stuffs ready for distribution anytime to affected areas. Gov. Plaza also asked Vice Gov. Cane to report to him update of the situation brought by the floods.

The PDRRMC are presently on alert status while monitoring the situation and consolidating reports coming from the MDRRMC for submission to RDRRMC and the NDRRMC.

During a briefing conducted by the PDRRMC at 9.30 this morning, it said that the parameter fence of the provincial jail was damaged due to strong current of flood waters. Mrs. Josefina Bajade, chief of the Provincial Correctional and Security Office, said immediate repair is needed for fear that prisoners may take the opportunity to escape. Vice Gov. Cane in an instant ordered the Provincial Engineering Office for immediate actions. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

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AFP grateful to NPA in extending assistance to flashflood victims

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- With its plan to extend financial assistance to flashflood victims in Northern Mindanao, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) through the 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army (PA) thanked the New People’s Army (NPA).

In an interview with an official of the 4ID by a local radio station here, he said the men and women of the PA are thankful for the kindness extended by NPAs in an effort to help the victims of the deadly flashflood, killing at least 1,453 people based on the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) latest update.

According to the official, what the NPAs are doing is laudable considering that they have felt the needs of the victims of the tragedy.

“This is a welcome development to peace efforts that we are considering right now. It is good to know that they (NPA) are doing this for the benefit of the flashflood victims,” the official said.

The official is hopeful that this commendable effort of the NPAs will continue as they are aiming for a long-lasting peace and development in the country.

Meanwhile, the military official wished the NPAs a peaceful celebration of Christmas and the New Year.

Accordingly, Ka Horis, spokesperson of the NPA in Southern Mindanao said they will send relief and cash assistance amounting to P50,000 for the victims of flashfloods in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities. (PIA-Caraga)

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Butuan SK Federation supports gov’t efforts to solve petty crimes

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- “We strongly support the efforts of the local government of Butuan to solve petty crimes whose perpetrators are mostly minors,” said Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President Rauzil Carampatana.

According to Carampatana, the SK Federation Council is one with the city government and other concerned public and private agencies in solving petty crimes, after it was found out that majority of these crimes are committed by youths and even the minors.

Carampatana said, one of the most common crimes happening in the city is drug-related and with this, he said the council is regularly coordinating with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to take action in solving the problem.

“Amo ni’ng gitan-aw together with PDEA, the city government of Butuan, Police Regional Office (PRO)-13 ug naghimo mi og partnership together with the Caraga Youth Leaders Network (CYLN) ug uban pang mga organizations, tumong nga mawala o kaha maubsan ang mga nanghitabong petty crimes sa atong dakbayan,” Carampatana said.

(We are looking for this problem together with PDEA, the city government of Butuan, and PRO-13… we also build partnership with the CYLN and other organizations so that petty crimes will be minimized, if not, be eliminated here in our city.)

The SK top official here also vowed to support the government program especially in minimizing or eliminating drug pushers and dependents here by providing programs on sports development.

Aside from being the SK Federation President, Carampatana is also the chairman of the Committee on Sports Development of the Sangguniang Panlungsod in this city. (PIA-Caraga)

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Agusan del Sur generally peaceful – PNP

by David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- The province of Agusan del Sur is generally peaceful.

During the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting recently, new Philippine National Police (PNP) Provincial Director P/SSupt. Rodolfo Dasmarinas said municipalities with high crime rates are those that belong to progressive category. However, Crime Solution Efficiency (CSE) is also accelerated through the coordination and cooperation of all sectors of society.

“When I assume office last week, I see to it that all PNP personnel are in their proper posts and in proper uniform. I also ordered clean-up operation in all our installations because I want that the PNP be clean not only in minds, in hearts and in deeds, but also literally clean within their surroundings including and the places where we stay. And I am very proud to report to the PPOC members the present situation of Agusan del Sur,” P/SSupt. Dasmarinas said.

PNP report states that in three months period from September to November this year, PNP recorded 88 crime incidents compared to the same period last year, with 143 incidents with a reduction of 55 incidents. Last year, index crime reached 105 incidents while there are only 69 from September to November this year. Solution efficiency also increased by 27.53 percent from 44.06 percent last year to 71.79 percent this year.

“Murder ranks the highest crime incident we recorded for the three months period, with 31 incidents, followed by physical injuries, 20, robbery with eight, carnapping with six. We are very fortunate that crime against chastity called rape is zero” P/SSupt. Dasmarinas said.

Per report by the PNP, Bayugan City has the highest crime volume with 25 incidents, followed by Prosperidad with 15, San Francisco, 10, Rosario eight and Trento, seven. The rest are below three incidents.

For wanted persons, 47 warrant of arrest were served while arrested were 48. The reason for this is because during the course of arrest, another suspect was arrested. PNP had also arrested 21 persons and confiscated assorted illegal gambling paraphernalia during their six operations conducted while another seven persons with seven loose firearms were confiscated during six operation. Five cases for illegal position of firearms were already filed in court.

With the Department of Environment and Natural Resources personnel PNP, according to P/SSupt. Dasmarinas have conducted four operations and confiscated big volume of lumber and logs and are now under the custody of the DENR awaiting for the filing of cases in court. The PNP has also conducted one operation against illegal drugs where they arrested three persons and confiscated v arious illegal drugs paraphernalia while a case has been filed in court.

“With the celebration of Christmas and New Year, we will maximize police visibility and intelligence network so that illegal practice of unscrupulous people will be stopped. Our Regional Director has ordered the sealing of all guns of the PNP in order that no indiscriminate firing will be done and we will strictly implement that. We assure our brothers and sisters that if possible, there will be zero injured and casualty that will happen during the celebration of Christmas and New Year,” P/SSupt. Dasmarinas said. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

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Agusan del Norte LGU intensifies farmers’ training

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- The provincial government of Agusan del Norte, through the Provincial Agriculture’s Office (PAO) is intensifying the conduct of training to better equip the farmers with skills on farming.

According to Maria Abastillas, PAO chief, machineries and facilities needed to improve farming are available in their office to be used by farmers during the trainings.

Abastillas also said aside from the facilities, PAO has qualified personnel who are equipped with knowledge on farming and are willing to train them for this purpose.

In this way, the official said the farmers will learn techniques and strategies to improve productivity in spite of the unpredictable weather condition that Caraga Region is experiencing.

The PAO chief likewise urged the Agusanons to coordinate with their office and the provincial government in as far as developing agricultural productions is concerned because this could pave the way for the farmers to improve their livelihood.

Aside from farming, Abastillas said PAO also trains farmers on livestock production such as cattle-raising, piggery, poultry and others.

“Aduna usab kita’y mga trainings sa natad sa livestock production sama sa pag-pangatiman og baka, baboy, manok ug uban pang natad sa livestock farming,” she said.

(We also have trainings on the field of livestock production such as cattle-raising, piggery, poultry and other kinds of livestock farming.)

Abastillas added any local government unit from the municipalities and city of the province of Agusan del Norte may request their office to facilitate the conduct of such trainings for free. (PIA-Caraga)

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Agusan del Norte to discuss tourism dev’t

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- Officials of the Agusan del Norte Provincial Tourism Office, Tourism Officers and Municipal Tourism Councils convened today in a forum to discuss 2012 plans and programs to develop the tourism industry of the province.

Agusan del Norte Public Information Officer Edgar Palarca, Jr. said the provincial tourism office will come-up with the provincial tourism master plan.

The official said part of the forum’s discussion is a strategic planning on how to attract local and foreign tourists to visit the province.

With this development, Palarca said the province could be able to promote the tourist spots that will boost the tourism industry. (PIA-Caraga)

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Caraga approves licenses to firecracker businesses

by PSupt. Martin M. Gamba

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 Regional Director PCSupt Reynaldo Rafal directed Firearms Explosives Security and Guard Supervision (FESAGS) Chief PSupt Rodelio Roqueta to strictly implement licenses or mandatory certification to avoid unnecessary problems related to selling of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices during the holiday season and to promote public safety.

Gen. Rafal also stressed the importance of dissemination of guidelines on the requirements for transporting, display, and license issuance to vendors of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices.

At present, there are 52 applicants for Retailer’s License and one for Dealer’s License were approved in the different areas of Caraga region.

Retailer’s license is valid only with a valid Mayor’s permit to sell and is not authorized to engage or conduct in any fireworks display.

It was learned only firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices with total weight of 20 kilograms or not more than Php 15,000.00 worth can be displayed.

Dealers whose licensed issued by Philippine National Police (PNP) FESAGS shall only be the source of stocks for market distribution. The importation of finished firecrakers and pyrotechnic devices is prohibited.

Illegally manufactured shall be subjected to confiscation as provided for under RA 7183 and its IRR dated January 30, 1992 under Rule 13, Section 7. Allowed firecrakers are the following: 1. Baby Rocket; 2. Bawang; 3. Pulling of String; 4. Paper Caps; 5. El Diablo; 6. Judah’s Belt; and 7. Sky Rocket (Kwitis); and other types equivalent to the said explosives content.

Allowed pyrotechnic devices were Sparklers; Luces; Fountain; Jumbo Regular and Special; Mabuhay; Roman Candle; Trompillo; Airwolf; Wgistle Device; Butterfly; and all kinds of Pyrotechnics (Pailaw).

Meanwhile, firecrackers which fuse a burning time of not less than 3 seconds and more than 6 seconds are not allowed; imported finished products; unlabelled and oversized firecrackers such as Super Lolo, Super Thunder, Goodbye Philippines are also prohibited. (PIA-Caraga)

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BCPO cops seal gun muzzles

by PSupt. Joseph B. Boquiren

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- The muzzles of firearms issued to members of the local police force of this city were simultaneously sealed by their officers in preparation for the New Year’s Eve revelry.

This developed after the newly-installed Officer-in-Charge of Butuan City Police Office, Police Superintendent Pedro Urbano Obaldo, Jr., initiated the ceremonial gun-muzzle taping to all firearms of his troop today (Dec. 27).

PNP members from BCPO, Station 1, and Butuan City Public Safety Company took part of the ceremony by having the muzzles of their issued long and short firearms secured with a masking tape during the morning’s ceremony at BCPO Quadrangle.

For security and identification, designated PNP officers inscribed their respective signatures on the muzzle tape of all firearms.

It can be recalled that Butuan City Police Office traditionally conduct said activity yearly to discourage their police members from indiscriminate firing of firearms involving police personnel during the Christmas and New Year’s Eve revelry.

“The purpose of the gun-muzzle taping is to remind the PNP personnel of their great responsibility to the public. Instead of using their firearm in welcoming the New Year, they are encouraged to use other means which would ensure public safety,” Police Superintendent Joseph B. Boquiren said. (BCPO/PIA-Caraga)

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DSWD Caraga deploys 'debriefing' team to Region 10

by Leah Quintana

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga deployed a team that will help in the conduct of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) sessions with victims of disaster in Region 10 on Monday (Dec. 26).

The team is composed of social workers and psychologist who have been conducting debriefing sessions.

According to assistant regional director Mita Lim, debriefing is a specific technique designed to assist individuals, especially those who experienced trauma during a disaster or critical incident, process an event and reflect on its impact.

Ideally, debriefing can be conducted on or near the site of the event. “Another component of CISD is "defusing," which allows for the ventilation of emotions and thoughts associated with the crisis,” added Lim.

Lim said last week DSWD Caraga also sent relief goods consisting of food and non-food items and noche buena packs worth P4,877,875.28 to Cagayan de Oro City to augment the Field Office 10 in the relief operation. (DSWD-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

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Surigao del Sur shells out P100K for CdO flood victims

by Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 27 (PIA)
-- The provincial government of Surigao del Sur will provide P100,000 as financial aid to the flood victims of Cagayan de Oro City, said Mr. Tomasito Pareja, Executive Assistant to the Governor.

Pareja said Gov. Johnny Pimentel, acting in response to the call of DILG Sec. Jessie Robredo in its Department’s fund-raising campaign for the flood victims of Typhoon Sendong-ravaged cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, ordered him to do so but clarified he received no other instruction knowing that Iligan City has also suffered the same fate.

Meanwhile, Pareja also told Radyo Ng Bayan that the Municipality of Tago under Mayor Henrich Pimentel has just made a P100,000 fund transfer to Hinatuan town as financial assistance.

In a separate interview, Provincial Administrator Efren Rivas confirmed such move among LGUs here.

Hinatuan, along with the towns of Tagbina and Lingig as well as Bislig City, all in the 2nd District of the province, were also hit by said storm. (Radyo Ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Aquino gipasaylo langyaw’ng priso, gipaubsan ang sentensiya sa upat ka Filipinong priso

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Dis. 27 (PIA)
– Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III mihatag og pardon sa usa ka langyaw’ng priso ug gipaubsan ang sentensya sa upat ka mga Filipinong priso, ang opisyales sa Palasyo miingon kagahapon Lunes.

Gihatagan sa Pangulo og conditional pardon uban ang boluntaryo nga deportasyon si William Robert Burton nga nakonbikto tungod sa pagpayuhot og droga (drug trafficking), matud ni Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte atol sa regular press briefing didto sa MalacaƱang.

Si Burton nasentensyahan og pagkapriso sa tibuok niyang kinabuhi sa Pasay regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 116 tungod sa paglapas sa Section 21 sa RA 6425 o naila nga Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972. Ang Supreme Court (SC) mipamatuod sa hatol sa ubos nga hukom . Siya gimandoan sa pagbayad og P20,000 nga multa.

Ang Pangulo mimando sa pag tunol kang Burton didto sa Kustodiya sa Bureau of Immigration (BI) alang sa tukmang disposisyon sa iyang paggawas gikan sa National Penitentiary.

Si Pangulong Aquino mitugyan sa maong conditional pardon kang Burton uban ang kundisyon nga siya boluntaryo nga mouyon nga siya mopabalik didto sa Rufforth Yorkshire, England ug nga dili na gyod mobalik sa Pilipinas.

Atol sa press briefing, si Valte usab mianunsyo nga ang Pangulo mihatag og pagpaubos sa sentensya nila Antonio Aure, Aurelio Nartalez, Edy Paneza ug Alvani Salasa subay sa rekomendasyon sa Board of Pardons and Parole.

Si Aure nakonbikto sa Surigao del Norte RTC tungod sa kalapasan nga illegal Fishing with the use of Explosives (PD 1058) nga adunay sentensya nga 20 katuig o tibuok kinabuhi. Ang iyang sentensya gipaubsan sa takdong termino nga 25 katuig.

Si Nartalez napamatud-an nga sad-an didto sa RTC Candon City, Ilocos Sur tungod sa paglapas sa Section 11 sa RA 9165 o naila nga Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Siya nasentensyahan sa 12 katuig nga pagkapriso ug usa ka-adlaw ngadto sa 20 ka tuig ug mobayad sa multa nga P300,000. Ang iyang sentensya gipaubsan sa 7 ka tuig ngadto 12 ka tuig ug mobayad sa P300,000 nga multa.

Si Paneza nakonbikto sa paglapas sa PD 532 (Highway Robbery) sa Iloilo City RTC. Gipaubsan sa Pangulo ang iyang sentensya ngadto sa 25 ka tuig. Siya gimandoan sa pagbayad og P50,000 nga danyos sibil.

Si Salasa, nasentensyahan og pagkapriso tibuok kinabuhi sa Tagum, Davao RTC tungod sa kalapasan nga robbery with homicide. Ang iyang sentensya gipaubsan ngadto sa 27 katuig. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Cebuano News: Dinagat ug Surigao apektado sa pagbaha tungod sa LPA

SURIGAO CITY, Dis. 27 (PIA)
- Ang lokal nga pangagamhanan sa syudad ug silingang Isla sa Dinagat mipatingog sa alarma ug miawhag sa mga residente didto sa mga erya nga duol sa baha ug delikado sa pagdahili sa yuta sa pagbakwit hinungdan sa kusog nga ulan tungod sa low pressure area sa amihan-silangan sa Mindanao.

Ang lokal disaster management councils mitaho na sa mga nasinating mga pagbaha ug pagdahili sa yuta tungod sa kusog nga ulan nga nagsugod sayo sa kabuntagon kagahapong adlawa.

Ang Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) sa Surigao del Norte mideklara sa alert level 1 alang sa tibuok probinsya lakip usab didto sa Dinagat Islands, diin adunay nasinati nga mga pagdahili sa yuta.

Sa syudad sa Surigao, mokabat sa 100 ka mga pasahero ang natanggong didto sa tugpahanan sa eroplano human nga gikansila ang ilang paglupad. Ang pasulod nga mga biyahe gikan Cebu ug Manila gipabalik tungod sa zero visibility, matud pa sa mga opisyales.

Temporaryo usab nga nawala ang suplay sa ilimnong tubig sa syudad ngadto sa mokabat 18,500 ka mga konsumante tungod sa pagkalubog, nga sarang mahitabo atol sa kusog nga ulan.

Si Acting City Mayor Danilo C. Menor mitigom kagahapon sa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) ug miawhag sa mga residente sa pagbakwit gikan sa bahaan ug dali nga modahili nga mga lugar.

Ang PAGASA miingon nga ang hinungdan sa kusog nga ulan mao ang Low Pressure Area nga nahimutang sa 30 kilometros kasadpan-amihang-silangan sa Butuan City, nga nakit-an sayo sa buntag kagahapon.

Ang pagatuhod kataas nga tubig mibaha sa dagkong mga dalan sa syudad. Ang gibahaan nga mga erya naglakip sa mga dalan sa San Nicolas, Navarro, Gemina, Vasquez, Borromeo, Rizal, Narciso nga dalan, lakip usab sa Barangay Luna pati na ang Villa Corito Subdivision, Togbongon ug Rizal, matud pa sa CDRRMC.

Ang mga opisyales miawhag sa mga residente duol sa mga pagdahili sa yuta didto sa Sitio Pag-asa, Barangay Washington ug sa Barangay Taft sa pagbakwit didto sa luwas nga lugar. Pipila ka mga residente ang miabot didto sa sa mga evacuation centers, ang CDRRMC miingon.

Didto sa Dinagat nga diin nag-ulan na sugod pa niadtong Domingo sa gabii, si Provincial Administrator Benglen Ecleo nanawagan sa mga katawhan sa pagbakwit ngadto sa mga evacuation center. Iyang gipahimangnoan kadtong nanimuyo sa bahaan ug dali nga modahili nga lugar sa pagmatngon kanunay.

Mga alas dos ang takna sa hapon kagahapon, usa ka pagdahili sa yuta ang nasinati didto sa nasyunal highway sa Barangay Pantinople lungsod sa Basilisa.

Ang mga personahe gikan sa DPWH-Dinagat Island Engineering sub-office mipahigayon dayon og clearing operation.

Samtang, ang detour nga dalan duol sa wala pa mahuman nga steel bridge sa Jubgan River didto sa lungsod sa San Francisco, Surigao del Norte dili na maagian tungod sa pagahawak nga kalawom sa tubig baha nga nakatanggong sa pipila ka mga sumasakay, ingon ni Engr. Arnel Amalia, ang Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator sa Malimono. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)