PIA News Service - Thursday, August 16, 2012


Butuan's new PNP officer-in-charge reports peace and order situation

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 16 (PIA) -- PSupt Nerio Bermudo, the new officer-in-charge of Butuan City Police Office (BCPO), has reported the peace and order situation of this city covering the period of July 1-31, 2012 during the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) meeting.

Bermudo said crime incidents recorded from July 1-31, 2012 has decreased from 81 last year to 57 crime incidents of the same period.

In Butuan City, it was learned that crimes recorded for the month of July are robbery, theft, physical injury, murder, homicide and rape.

Bermudo also said their office is continuously implementing its campaign against illegal logging, illegal drugs, illegal gambling, and apprehension of wanted persons.

“From the period of July 18 to August 15, we have conducted four positive operations on our campaign against illegal logging, two positive operations on our campaign against illegal drugs and arrested two persons while we also conducted three positive operations on our campaign against illegal gambling and arrested five persons,” said Bermudo.

Bermudo added BCPO has arrested 12 wanted persons within the same period. They also continuously implement the Optical Media Act of 2003 wherein three positive operations were conducted, arrested two persons and confiscated 4,800 pieces of pirated CDs.

With the joint efforts of the city government and the office of 1st District Las Nieves-Butuan City representative Jose “Joboy” Aquino II, Bermudo said BCPO will be installing CCTV Cameras in strategic areas within Butuan City so it would be easier to track or monitor possible crimes.

The establishment of detachment/outpost in the barangays of Bancasi and Ampayon was also raised as one of the issues and concerns that BCPO asked assistance with the council. Another concern is their request for the augmentation of Special Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit Active Auxiliary (SCAA) personnel at the BCPO headquarters.

During the meeting, City Prosecutor Felixberto Guiritan served as the presiding officer on behalf of City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. Some local government officials, together with regional directors and representatives of different government agencies who are members of the council, also reported their accomplishments related to the peace and order situation in the city. (RER/JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: Caraga RDRRMC nagsagawa ng isang Refresher/Orientation sa mga Earthquake Drill Evaluators

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Agosto 16 (PIA) -- Ang Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) sa rehiyon sa ng Caraga ay nagsagawa ng isang refresher/orientation sa pag-e-evaluate ng earthquake drills kamakailan sa isa sa mga lokal na convention centers dito.

Ang mga kalahok na evaluators ay mga miyembrong ahensya ng RDRRMC sa pangunguna ng Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga.

Dumalo rin ang ilang rescuers ng Butuan City Search and Rescue Team at Agusan del Norte Emergency Rescue Team at nagbahagi ng kanilang karanasan sa panahon ng mga paglindol.

Ipinaliwanag ni Marc Gil Calang, training officer ng Office of Civil Defense (OCD), ang kahalagahan ng pagkakaroon ng kaalaman ng evaluators sa panahon ng earthquake drill.

Aniya, ang pagsasagawa ng refresher/orientation ay importante dahil na rin sa mga hindi tamang kaalaman ng mga evaluators.

Aniya, ang mga maling kaalaman ukol sa mga dapat gawin kapag may lindol ay maaaring makapaglagay sa partisipante sa peligro sa panahon ng makatutuhanang paglindol. "Kailangang parating nasa isipan ng mga partisipante ang ‘Duck, Cover, and Hold' para maprotektahan sila sa mga nahuhulog na bagay. Ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit ang RDRRMC ay nagsasagawa ng refresher/orientation para sa mga dati at bagong focal person ng iba't ibang ahensya ng gobyerno para maging maayos ang mga susunod na earthquake and fire drills,” ani Calang.

Idinagdag din ni Calang na kailangan ang kooperasyon ng mga partisipante upang maisagawa ng maayos drill at mapaghandaan ang lindol.

Ang RDRRMC ay umaasa na ang lahat ng evaluators ay taos-pusong magbibigay ng kanilang mungkahi at rekomendasyon upang mapaunlad ang pagsasagawa ng drill sa iba't ibang establishemento at tanggapan. (RER/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano news: Gobyernong Aquino gidayeg ang mga Filipino nga aktibong mipartisipar sa kampanya niini batok sa 'wang-wang' mentality

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Agosto 16 (PIA) -- Gidayeg sa administrasyong Aquino ang katawhang Filipino tungod sa aktibong pagpartisipar sa kampanya ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III batok sa “wang-wang mentality” human nga ang usa ka telebisyon network mipagawas og usa ka video nga nagpakita sa usa ka motorist nga gisukmag ang tigpatuman sa trapiko (enforcer) sa Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

Gipagawas ni Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda ang maong pamahayag atol sa regular press briefing didto sa MalacaƱang kagahapon Miyerkules human nga gibuhian sa You Tube ang maong video sa news department sa TV5.

Tiyempo nga nakuhaan sa producers sa TV5 ang motorista nga nailhang si Robert Blair Carabuena, usa ka resourcing supervisor sa Philip Morris International nga gisukmag ang naka duty nga MMDA traffic enforcer nga si Saturnino Fabros.

Ang maong insidente nahitabo didto sa Capitol Hills Drive corner Tandang Sora, Quezon City niadtong Sabado.

“We commend our vigilant citizens who actively seek accountability from individuals in both the public and private sectors. A video taken by Karen Bernadette Keith, a researcher for the “T3: Kapatid Sagot Kita” program of TV5, showing a person assaulting an enforcer of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was circulated online and sparked outrage among our fellow citizens through social media," matud ni Lacierda sa iyang pamahayag.

Matud pa ni Lacierda nga suportado sa administrasyon ang lakang sa MMDA aron pagpapasaka og kaso batok sa maong motorista.

"When people seek out and denounce the abusive, we see our citizens taking an active part in the President’s drive against the “wang-wang mentality.” This is a convergence that directly links individuals, through social and traditional media, to broader efforts to achieve social change, by bringing to light any possible wrongdoing," sa iyang pagpasabot.

"Public engagement is the bedrock of democracy. It is at its most potent and powerful when the constant scrutiny of the citizenry serves as a deterrent to the illicit and unlawful," dugang pa niya.

Sa dihang gipagawas ang maong video sa You Tube, ang mga netizens gikan sa social networking sites sama sa Twitter mipadayag sa ilang kadismaya sa gipakitang pagkaarogante sa maong motorist.

"Let us all continue to channel our efforts towards permanently changing our individual and collective behavior for the better," sulti ni Lacierda. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)