7.03.2013

PIA News Service - Wednesday, July 3, 2013

FSUU photo exhibit promotes awareness on impacts of climate change

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, July 3 (PIA) – The Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) in partnership with Minda News is spearheading the photo exhibit dubbed “IMPACT: When Nature Strikes Back” featuring the effects brought about by Typhoon Sendong in Mindanao which is considered one of the impacts of climate change.

Photos presented in the exhibit are the works of award-winning photojournalist Erwin Mascariñas, who is currently working with Minda News (print media). The exhibit will run until July 6, 2013 at the FSUU lobby, main campus, this city.

Mascariñas said the activity aims to enhance peoples’ awareness on the impact of climate change and promote preparedness among individuals to reduce the risks during disaster/calamity.

Mascariñas also encouraged the students to share their knowledge on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into their respective communities. "The photos tell us to be prepared and be more conscious and vigilant on what is happening around us so we can be spared from any disaster and even save other peoples' lives," he said.

Meanwhile, FSUU President Fr. Christian Young thanked partner- stakeholders and media for extending their support to said event and for helping in disseminating disaster risk reduction related information to the general public.

Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


AFP, PNP-13 appeal public support to prevent atrocities

By Johny S. Natad

BUTUAN CITY, July 3 (PIA) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP-13) appealed to the public to help them in averting violence especially in the critical areas in Caraga region.

During the recent Caraga Conference for Peace and Development Executive meeting, 401st Brigade, Phil. Army Commanding Officer Col. Henry Dar and PNP Caraga Regional Director P/CSupt. Getulio P. Napeñas asked all partners to cooperate with them in ensuring peace and security in the region. They also encouraged the public to inform military and police authorities by simply sending text message for any complaints and reports of the presence of illegal armed groups in their communities.

In ensuring stability of peace and security in the region, Col. Dar informed that the AFP is augmenting its task force in Agusan del Sur and other highly critical areas. Moreover, he also ensured that the armed forces will not stop defending the region from any atrocities brought by the communist group by improving its intelligence report. “The AFP is always available 24/7 ready to risk the lives of the soldier to ensure peace and safety in the region,” Dar added.

Meanwhile, the PNP officials ensured that the Police Regional Office-13 has also intensified their security preparations as Barangay and SK elections is fast approaching. They said that they have already set several strategies to include, the organization of the Joint Security Control Center (JSCC) at all levels, establishment of the Election Monitoring and Assistance Centers, hosting/attending election stakeholders security planning meetings and workshops at regional and provincial level with COMELEC and AFP, and intensified information campaign using tri-media and disaster risk reduction management plan to reduce or prevent calamity that may occur in the region. (FEA/PIA-Caraga)


DENR-13 commends PNP, Army personnel in anti-illegal logging drive

By Eric Herson F. Gallego

BUTUAN CITY, July 3 (PIA) --The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 13 (DENR-13) on Friday, June 28 gave recognition to the officers and men of the police and the Philippine Army who have contributed to the success of the anti-illegal logging campaign in the region. At the same time, the DENR has also honored its 15 senior employees who have retired from the government service this year after serving the DENR for 30 years.

The recognition was made during the culmination program of the Environment Month held at the DENR Regional Office covered court in Barangay Ambago this city. The closing ceremony was graced upon by Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos of the Diocese of Butuan.

DENR-13 Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo said “the all-out support given by the PNP and the military in the anti-illegal logging campaign has greatly contributed in achieving the target goal of the DENR.” He said the illegal logging activities in the region have dwindled considerably since the police and the military took over the operation from the civilian-led task force by virtue of the Anti Illegal Logging Task Force Resolution 2005.

Even the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF) under Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa has acknowledged and congratulated the DENR-13 in its anti-illegal logging campaign during an evaluation made in February this year. “The DENR was commended by the task force for reducing the illegal logging incident by 70 percent (%) in the region,” RED Tamayo said.

“We are proud of these accomplishments. We are successful because of the support given us by the PNP and the military and the LGU,” he added.

The DENR has also given tribute to the 15 senior employees who retired after 30 years from government service. They included the following: from CENRO Nasipit - Bonifacio Sumagpao, Lynus Coloso (posthumous) represented by his wife Carmelita Coloso, CENRO Tubay-Hetulio A. Sayud, CENRO San Francisco- Pacheco G. Tan, CENRO Bayugan-Monica Comandante and Eligio C. Limbaco,CENRO Bunawan- Reynaldo B. Orquillas and Odelon S. Quiz, CENRO Loreto- Dioscoro B. Jagus,CENRO Tandag- Corseni B. Bautista and Sixto P. Portillo, CENRO Lianga- Corazon L. Pagayanan and Fernando L. Wapili. (FEA/DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)


PRO-13 storms Butuan City barangay

By Philip Amer Mazo

BUTUAN CITY, July 3 (PIA) – Police personnel from the Police Regional Office-13 (PRO-13) stormed Barangay Dumalagan this city armed with medicines, medical and dental services, food and volume of school supplies on its Medical and Dental Civic Action Program (MEDCAP).

The goods were intended for the residents and elementary school children and secondary students of Barangay Dumalaga.

The group, which was led by PRO-13 Regional Director P/CSUPT Getulio P Napenas along with his staff and National Support Units such as the Regional Health Service Office, facilitated the distribution of medicines and medical check-ups, dental check-ups and tooth extractions to some 1,450 beneficiaries as part of the PNP's Social Agenda. Private groups also joined the activity to show their support by sponsoring the goods and other services.

A short program was initiated by the Police Community Relations Division at the barangay’s covered court.

Barangay Captain Edgardo Dechon, in his welcome remarks, said he is grateful for the initiatives of the PNP since it greatly helped his constituents most to the school children.

“School supplies to be distributed will surely boost the morale of the children knowing they would have new sets of school materials they could use every day in school and it also eases financial burden of every parent knowing that it save them money,” Dechon added.

Dechon said the activity was the first ever to happen in his barangay who explained that people aren’t supposed to be afraid of policemen and soldiers and should befriend them.

Meantime, Napenas thanked all the participating units and PRO 13 personnel who joined the activity making it a successful event.

The PRO 13 Band with its new bread of singers and band players made the covered court full of audience alive with its new trend of music. PO2 Jaime Franz Cenarillos from PRO 11 entertained the crowd with amusement on his magic show. The front of the stage was instantly filled with children as PO2 Cenarillos showed the kids his skills in magic. The program was followed by the distribution of the school supplies to the school kids in elementary. (FEA/PNP-PRO 13/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: PNoy dili motudlo pag-usab kang Administrator Nangel sa NIA

Ni Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, Hulyo 3 (PIA) - Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III mibutyag kagahapon nga wala sya’y intensyon sa patudlo ug usab sa National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Administrator Antonio Nangel ug laing termino sa ahensya, ingon nga nagpabilin ang pagkadismaya sa performance niini sulod sa nahisgutang ahensya.

Sa press briefing nga gipahigayon human sa nag-unang seremonyas sa pagpang-apod-apod sa 22,603 bag-o nga mga pistola nga Glock17 9mm didto sa Camp Crame, Quezon City, ang Presidente miingon nga siya mipahimangno na sa opisina sa Executive Secretary, Department of Budget and Management ug uban pang ahensya nga dunay kalabotan sa pagsubli sa operasyon sa NIA ug makahimo ug mga suhestiyon unsaon sa papa-usbaw sa ilahang serbisyo.

“Nanugon na ako, una kay Executive Secretary, uban usab ang DBM ug uban pang mga ahensya sa gobyerno sa pagtan aw niini ug kung masulbad na nato ang irrigation, masangpotanon ang dugang sa atoang abot sa agrikultura”, (“Nag-atas na ako, umpisa kay Executive Secretary, kasama na rin ang DBM and other agencies of government to look into this at kung maayos natin ang irrigation natin, significant ang dagdag sa agricultural output natin,”), sulti ni Presidente.

“ Sa kadako sa atoang pondo nga gihatag nato sa maong ahensiya, kinahanglan usab nga dunay pagproteksyon nga mabati ang atoang mga mag-uuma. Sakit kung mapamatud-an nga ang proteksyon diay nahimong binuang lamang ug dili nato madawat nga nahitabo kadto” (“Sa laki-laki ng pondo na ibinibigay natin sa ahensiyang iyan, dapat naman may kalingang nadarama ang mga magsasaka. Masakit kung mapapatunayan na iyong kalinga pala ay naging kalokohan lang, at hindi natin matatanggap na mangyari iyon,”) dugang pa niya..

Siya mibutyag sa iyahang desisyon nga dili itudlo ug usab si Nangel dayag na human siya mipakita sa iyahang pagkadismaya sa performance sa NIA atol sa pagsaulog sa ika-50 nga anibersaryo niini sa miageng bulan.

Dunay renewal ang pagtudlo kada tuig. Karon, gawas nalang kung magka-amnesia ako gikan karon hangtud unya wala koy plano nga i-renew” (“May renewal ang appointment contract every year. Ngayon, maliban na lang kung magkaroon ako ng amnesia mula ngayon hanggang mamaya ay wala akong balak i-renew,”) sulti sa Presidente. (NGBT/PND (rck/PIA Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano news: Presidente Aquino miapod-apod ug 22,603 ka pistola ngadto sa PNP

Ni Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

MANILA, Hulyo 3 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno Aquino III maoy nanguna sa pagpang-apod apod sa mga bag-ong 22,603 ka Glock 17 9mm nga pistola ngadto sa mga napiling personahe sa Philippine National Police (PNP) sa seremonyas nga gipahigayon didto sa PNP headquarters sa Camp Crame, Quezon City, kagahapon, Hulyo 2.

Subay sa taho, ang mga bag-ong pistola kabahin sa 60,000 nga mga armas nga napalit sa PNP gikan sa alokasyon nga P1.2- bilyones sa PNP modernization program.

Sumala pa, ang unang 21 ka personahe sa mga kapolisan nga midawat sa Glock 17 9mm nga pistola gikan sa Presidente mao ang mga mosunod: PO2 John Ely Bayan gikan sa La Union Police Regional Office, PO2 Rodrigo Salviejo – PRO 2, Santiago City; PO2 Nino Ryan Opinga – PRO 3, Olongapo City; PO1 Reilineth De Jesus PRO 4A, Tagaytay City; PO1 Bone Roger Tabinga – PRO 4B, Puerta Princesa City; PO1 Eliseo Prieta, PRO 5, Naga City; PO2 Jun Damaolao – PRO 6, Iloilo City; PO2 Crisanto Nudalo – PRO 7, Cebu City; PO2 Gregorio Wabina – PRO 8, Tacloban City; PO1 Joey Mutuc – PRO 9, Zamboanga City; PO1 Earl Ballesteros – PRO 10, Cagayan De Oro City; PO1 Robinson Palomares – PRO 11, Davao City; PO1 Sotero Gania – PRO 12, General Santos City; PO1 Ismael Tabamo, Jr. – PRO 13, Butuan City; PO2 Esnairah Lucman – PRO ARMM, Marawi City; PO1 Elizalde Kibayan – PRO CAR, Baguio City; PO1 Angel Martin – NCRPO, Northern Police District; PO1 Randy Colanggo – NCRPO, Eastern Police District; PO1 Maridel Malabanan – NCRPO, Manila Police District; PO1 Butch Zinampan – NCRPO, Southern Police District; ug PO1 Ranilyn Magailon – NCRPO, Quezon City Police District.

Ang Glock safe-action nga pistola maoy kasamtangan maoy gigamit sa hapit 60 porsyento sa national police forces ug sa mga ahensya sa law enforcement sa Europe, Amerika ug Asia. (NGBT/PND/rck/PIA Surigao del Sur)