Sunday, October 19, 2014

CCTV cameras installed in Butuan brgy public market

By Noel B. Najarro

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 19 (PIA) - The public market of Barangay Libertad, the largest of the 86  barangays in this city, is now equipped with closed circuit television cameras (CCTV).

“This will help deter offenders do crimes such as stealing, pick pocketing, snatching, swindling and other forms of clandestine activities in the area and may boost law enforcement and strengthening of evidences when crimes happen and be reported to the authorities,” said Brgy. Libertad chairperson Vincent Rizal C. Rosario in an interview.

Rosario mentioned about the development during his “State of the Barangay Address,” (SOBA) in the recent Barangay General Assembly held at the village covered court. According to him that four CCTV cameras are strategically placed at the corners of the marketplace where the large area of the market premises and its vicinity can be seen on screen. This has been made possible by a donation from a service provider and may serve as the “eye” of the place, ready to be utilized for any assistance necessary to law enforcement, deterrence to crime or identification of an offender or suspect.

Rosario also said that the barangay council had discussed during one of their sessions to acquire additional CCTV cameras to be in placed near the Sto. Nino Shrine and the other conspicuous places where people use to converge and traffic most likely to get heavy especially during peak hours. The official said they now have the monitors in placed. “What we need by now are just the cameras and the wirings,” Rosario said.

Capt. Rosario also said that there was a proposal from the barangay council to renovate the barangay public market to become a two storey edifice. The upper storey will become the section for the dry goods while the lower storey may become the wet market according to Rosario.

According to him, the present market was constructed during the time when the residents of the barangay were still few. Now, it can hardly accommodate conveniently the present volume of vendors or marketers and consumers. (PNA/PIA-Caraga)


SurSur to host 3rd Quarter Regional Implementation and Coordinating Team (RICT) meeting

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Oct. 19 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) Regional Office XIII is set to hold the 3rd Quarter Regional Implementation and Coordinating Team (RICT) meeting in Surigao del Sur on October 20, 2014 at the Schacene Pension House and Restaurant, this city.

As host province, Governor Johnny Pimentel is invited “to deliver an inspirational message in the opening program which will start at 9:00 A.M. on October 20, 2014,” said Department of Health (DOH)-Caraga Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Regional Director Minerva Molon in her invitation letter.

The presence of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Algerico Irizari is also requested.

Molon bared six items in the agenda:  Measles Rubella (MR) Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) result; Health Leadership and Governance Program (HLGP) roadmap; Kalusugang Pangkalahatan (KP) roadshow; Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) Accomplishment 2011-13; Introduction of Development Management Officers (DMOs) as to areas of assignments; and other matters. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)