Friday, December 11, 2015

P1.2M reward out for each of three slay suspects in SurSur September 1 lumad killings, “dead or alive!”

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 11 (PIA) – A monetary reward of P1.2 million each is out “for the arrest, surrender or death” of the three slay suspects on the Lumad killings here on September 1.

Col. Isidro Purisima, commander of the 402nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army (PA), bared that said bounty had been “signed/approved” by Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The army official also sent the text message regarding NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2015-136.

The said MC dated November 23, 2015 contains other important details including the names in particular of “wanted persons Bobby Tejero, Margarito Layno and Loloy Tejero.”

Governor Johnny Pimentel confirmed this latest turn of events.

However, he clarified that his earlier offer of P200,000 each on the head of the three suspects would no longer be included as agreed upon due to this  development.

It can be recalled that the brutal killings of Emerito Samarca, Dionel Campos, and Bello Sinzo had triggered the mass evacuation of about 3,000 lumads from Kilometer 16 of Sitio Han-ayan, Barangay Diatagon, Lianga town, where the incident took place, 90 kilometers south, this city.

Most of the evacuees have continued to take shelter at Surigao del Sur Sports Center since then. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


126 ARBOs undergo maturity assessment in Surigao Norte, Dinagat Islands

By Daryll M. Tumbaga

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Dec. 11 (PIA) - A total of 126 agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in both the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands recently underwent an Information Technology-enabled Maturity Assessment (ITeMA) conducted by the provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Surigao del Norte (DAR-SDN).

The ARBOs were assessed under six major indicators, namely: 1) organizational management, 2) resource management, 3) social enterprise operations, 4) financial performance, 5) alliance building and sustainability, and 6) environmental and social responsibility.

Four ITeMA Provincial Lead Enumerators of DAR-SDN were trained and tasked to spearhead the said assessment to the DAR-assisted ARBOs of which 67 were from the province of Surigao del Norte and 59 from the province of Dinagat Islands.

The ITeMA for ARBOs seeks to come up with comprehensive and realistic results of assessing the levels of maturity of the DAR-assisted ARBOs, to bring to fore the development gaps or the interventions yet to be provided, and to create a database of DAR-assisted ARBOs from which updated and comprehensive ARBO profiles can be readily generated.

ITeMA is an enhancement of the Organizational Maturity Assessment portion of the Agrarian Reform Community Level of Development Assessment of which one of the key features is the utilization of smartphones with installed data entry applications that would facilitate the conduct of data gathering and verification of data gathered, and pinpoint the location where the data gathering was actually conducted. (SDR/DAR-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


SILG turns-over 50 patrol jeeps for PRO 13; SurSur gets 17 units

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 11 (PIA) – Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) turned-over 50 units of patrol Jeeps at Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Police Regional Office 13 (PRO13), Libertad, Butuan City on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

Governor Johnny Pimentel, through the DILG Caraga regional office headed by regional director Lilibeth Famacion, was invited to attend the occasion.

In an interview, P/SSupt. Romaldo Bayting, OIC PNP provincial director here, said 17 units of the “Mahindra” patrol jeeps were allotted to the respective municipal police stations (MPS) of Surigao del Sur.

Sought for comment on why both cities of Tandag and Bislig had not been included among the recipients, he clarified that said local government units (LGUs) had already received their vehicle a couple of months ago.

Also, upon receipt of the message regarding the turn-over, Bayting indicated immediately issuing an advice to all concerned chiefs of police (COP) “to coordinate and invite their respective local executive to attend” the ceremony.

He further relayed the instruction that “COP will be the host/usherette of their respective local executive while waiting for the commencement of the event.”

Meanwhile, P/SSupt. Bayting has confirmed attending the affair together with all the COPs and local chief executives (LCEs) coming from the province. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Cebuano News: Mokabat 2,000 ka mga opisyales sa barangay mitambong sa Barangay Models of Good Governance Forum

Ni Mary  Jul Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Dis. 11 (PIA) – Mokabat sa 2,000 ka mga barangay kapitan, konsehal ug opisyales gikan sa nagkalain-laing kabarangayan ning probinsya ang mitambong sa malampusong gipahigayon nga Barangay Models of Good Governance kagahapong adlawa Disyembre 10, 2015 didto sa Provincial Convention Center, ning dakbayan.

Atol sa maong forum, napalambo ang kahibalo sa mga opisyales sa barangay pinaagi sa mga lectures kabahin sa Barangay Human Rights Action Team, Barangay Tanod Professionalization Program nga gipa ambit sa buhatan sa DILG ug Barangay Disaster Risk Fund Utilization nga gipa ambit sa buhatan sa DBM.


Ang maong kalihukan gipangulohan ni Gobernor Sol F. Matugas uban nila Bise Gobernador Carlos Egay Jr., Kongresista Francisco T. Matugas, mga bokal, City Mayor Ernesto Matugas ug uban pang mga mayores sa nagkalain-laing munisipyo, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga Regional Director Lilibeth Famacion, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Assistant Regional Director Ricky Sanchez ug Former Climate Change Secretary Lucille Sering. (SDR/PGO-PIC, PIA-Surigao del Norte)