Thursday, December 18, 2014

BJMP tightens security in SurSur

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Dec. 18 (PIA) – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Surigao del Sur has started to impose tighter security measures in all the district jails here in the province especially for this holiday season.

Tandag District Jail Warden Senior Jail Officer 4 (SJO4) Andres Espinoza, Jr., for his part, said that they are currently observing the red alert status that will last until after the early days of New Year.

The BJMP here supervises three more jails—Cantilan, Lianga, and Bislig City—aside from Tandag.

Espinoza also remarked that it is normal for them to maintain security check since inmates always have the tendency to escape and take advantage of special occasions like Christmas.

Moreover, during Yuletide season, there are sectors in the society who usually ask for jail visitation, he added.

Earlier, Espinoza said that since he was installed as warden on October 1, this year, no single prison escape incident has ever been recorded.

Some 58 inmates are locked up at Tandag District Jail, it was learned. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Agnor solon hosts BBL public hearing

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 18 (PIA) - A public hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was recently held at Caraga State University on December 13.

Since few months earlier, the House Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL has been doing rounds of public hearing to various localities of Mindanao.

For Caraga region, the activity was hosted by Rep. Lawrence 'Law' Fortun of the First District of Agusan del Norte (Butuan City and Las Nieves).

Attended by thousand participants, the gathering heard concerns from various regional stakeholders of the proposed significant legislation - from members of Muslim communities, indigenous peoples, academe, women, youth, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), local government officials, among others.

Also present were members of House Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Caraga legislators, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, and GPH Peace Panel.

Last March 27, the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) was signed. This historic occasion is seen by many as a signal to end the decades-long armed conflict in southern Mindanao. The CAB laid foundation for the BBL.

Senate has yet to craft its own version of the bill.

Once approved, the proposed legislative measure will abolish the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and shall establish a new autonomous political entity, to be called Bangsamoro, in the same geographic space that the ARMM currently occupied and those who will signify participation once a plebiscite is done.

It also aims to "provide basic structure of government in recognition of the justness and legitimacy of the cause of the Bangsamoro people and their aspiration to chart their political future through democratic process that will secure identity and posterity and allow for meaningful self-governance" (Art. 1, Sec. 3, House Bill 4994). (LAWig Katawhan/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


FP-Caraga holds 41st Fire Service Recognition Day

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 18 (PIA) – The 41st Fire Service Recognition Day of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Caraga Regional Office XIII headed by regional director F/SSupt. Mario Socorro Timonera is set today, December 18, in Surigao City.

Based on the official program, the affair is split into three parts:  Thanksgiving Mass at 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Management Conference at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and Fire Service Recognition Program at 4:00 p.m.

The highlights of the program proper include the Opening Remarks by F/Supt. Celso Rapisura, assistant regional director for administration; Audio Visual Presentation; Presentation of Awards and Certificates by Surigao del Norte Civil Service Commission (CSC) Provincial Director Meschach Dinhayan, who will be assisted by the fire regional director; and then a little later, being the guest of honor and speaker, Dinhayan is set to give a message.

However, before this, he will be introduced first by no less than director Timonera, himself.

Also, director Dinahayan will be presented with a token of appreciation being the guest of honor and speaker. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Tagalog News: Pangulong Aquino kinondena ang barbarismong pag-atake sa isang Pakistaning paaralan

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Disyembre 18, 2014 (PIA) - Kinondena ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III noong Martes ang pag-atake sa isang paaralang pinapatakbo ng sundalo na nag-iwan ng 141 patay na karamihan ay mga bata.

“Ngayon, tayo ay nakikiisa sa buong mundo na kumukondena sa kahalayan na ginawa sa mga inosente na mga batang mag-aaral, at mga opisyal at tauhan sa Pehawar, Pakistan,” sabi ni Pangulong  sa isang pahayag na inilabas sa Official Gazette (www.gov.ph.)

“Ang walang habas na kamatayan ng napakaraming murang buhay, at ang pagiging barbarismo ng pag-atakeng ito ay isang insulto para sa lahat ng sibilisadong tao. Ang ganitong akto ng terrorismo at kabarbarohan ay karapatdapat para ating kondenahin. Walang maaring karapatdapat para sa ganitong trahedya, na siyang nagbigay ng kawalang dangal sa Islam,” sabi niya.

Sabi ng Pangulo na nakikiisa ang lahat ng Pilipino sa mga mamamayan ng Pakistan sa paglamay.

“Ngayon, lahat ng mabubuting tao ay ama, ina, kapatid na lalake at babae para sa mga tao ng Pakistan,” dagdag niya.

Ayon sa ulat, pitong umatakeng Taliban, lahat ay suot ng pambombang tsaleko, ay pumasok sa paaralan at inatake ang auditorium kung saan ang mga bata ay kumukuha ng pagsusulit.

Ayon sa ulat, sila ay pumunta mula sa isang silid aralan papunta sa iba pang silid aralan at pinagbabaril ang mga estudyante at mga guro. Humigit kumulang 132 mga bata at siyam na miyembro ng mga pamunuan ang namatay at 125 ka tao ang sugatan. Ang pitong umatake ay namatay rin. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Cebuano News: Mga empleyado sa Kapitolyo nadawat na ang ilang performance bonus

Ni Mary Jul Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Disyembre 18 (PIA) - Malipayon ug mapasalamaton ang mga empleyado sa kapitolyo niadtong Martes, Disyembre 16, 2014 tungod kay nadawat na nila ang ilang performance bonus didto sa PGO Conference Hall ning dakbayan.

Personal gyud nga gitunol ug giapod-apod ni governor Sol Matugas ang mga sobre diin adunay cash nga P30,000 para sa regular nga empleyado; P15,000 sa casual ug P10,000 sa job orders.

Tumong ug tuyo niya nga mapaabot ang iyang personal nga pahalipay ug pagbati ning panahon sa pasko ngadto sa tagsa tagsa ka mga empleyado sa kapitolyo.

Ug aron madasig sila sa pagtrabaho tungod kay isip inahan gilantaw sa gobernador ang kaayuhan ug kalambuan sa mga empleyado ug sa katawhang Surigaonon.

Sa samang adlaw, mibisita usab si gov. Matugas didto sa Surigao del Norte Provincial Hospital sa Bad-as, Placer diin siya milibot ug nanghatag ug mga christmas goodies sa mga pasyente sa maong hospital.


Didto usab gihatag sa gobernador ang bonus sa mga empleyado sa hospital diin ang mga empleyado dili matukib ang dakong kalipay ang ilang gibati sa ilang nadawat nga cash bonus. (SDR/PIC-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)