Tuesday, June 7, 2016



Drive vs illegal drugs steps up in Butuan, AgNor

By Nora C. Lanuza Molde

BUTUAN CITY, June 7 (PIA) – The campaign against illegal drugs in the city and province of Agusan del Norte is in full swing within the past few days with the arrest of eight persons.

On Friday, June 3, Cabadbaran City Police Station (CPS) scored and was able to confiscate six heat-sealed transparent sachet of suspected shabu with an estimated weight of 15 grams with Dangerous Drug board (DDB) value of P177,000 worth of illegal drugs and cash amounting to P2,320.

Cabadbaran CPS identified the arrested persons as Arlyn Castillo Madrona and a certain Jerson Yulin Engcoy. The arrested suspects and the confiscated items were brought to Cabadbaran CPS for proper documentation while a case for violation of Republic Act 9165 will be filed against the two.

Also, on June 1, authorities nabbed six drug pushers and seized 11 grams of Methamphetamine Chloride with DDB value of P129,800 cash money and various drug paraphernalia during the simultaneous implementation of search warrants against known drug personalities in the city.

Jamal Cabogatan Mapandi, Jalel Cabogatan Mapandi, Japar Casan Dima, and Abubakar Cabogatan Macabenta were apprehended at Purok 11, Barangay Ong Yiu while Jonathan Udarbe Estabaya Alias Atan, and his live-in partner Elvie Ladao Curita Alias Bianca were arrested in Purok 2 by the elements of City Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG) City Intel Branch (CIB), Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) and Butuan City Public Safety Company (BCPSC) at 4:20PM.

Arrested persons are now under the custody of BCPO while cases for violation of Sections 11 and 12 of Article II RA 9165 are now prepared for filling in court.

PNP Caraga regional director PCSupt Rolando B. Felix lauded his men for another job-well done. (PNP/NCLM, PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Agusan Norte barangays receive TSeKAp equipment package

By Nora C. Lanuza-Molde

BUTUAN CITY, June 7 (PIA) – The province of Agusan del Norte has received TSeKAp equipment package from the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga during a turnover ceremony recently held at the provincial covered court here.

The Tamang Serbisyo para sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya o TSeKAP were distributed to the different barangay health stations, rural health units and urban health centers of the province.

Each TSeKAP equipment package consists of two Non-contact Thermometers; one Stethoscope; one Digital BP apparatus; one Glucometer Set for measurement of blood sugar; one dressing set for sterile wound care; and two nebulizers for asthma-relief.

Each equipment package is worth P35,000.

The distribution of TSekaP is part of the department’s continuing effort in strengthening health systems, increase the efficiency and effectiveness of delivery of basic health services that is relevant, timely, and of quality.

Apart from the package, several digital sphygmomanometers were also separately distributed to barangay health workers for their easy assessment of their community members of their assigned areas. (NCLM, PIA-Agusan del Norte)


DAR AgSur conducts pre-membership education seminar; distributes titles to farmer beneficiaries

By Hazel Hope Bautista

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Jun. 7 (PIA) - Forty seven farmers attended the pre-membership education seminar (PMES) conducted recently at Brgy. Mambalili, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.

Of the forty seven, forty one received the Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA/Titles) distributed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Agusan del Sur. The CLOAs covered a total of 82.0000 hectares which is part of Lot No.2 – SWO-100302-00269-AR under the Kaunlaran Settlement – Bunawan side.

These new Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) were invited to attend the said seminar aiming to promote cooperative membership and thus increase number of ARBs reached.

The basics of cooperative movement were being discussed including the rights, rules and policy guidelines to which cooperativism is molded upon, as stipulated in RA 9520 or the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008.

It was also emphasized to the participants that the CLOAs that will be handed over to them at the end of the seminar are authentic, which should not be sold or leased within the first ten years upon registration of the said titles to the Registry of Deeds (ROD).

“Because integrated support services reaches the ARBs faster than when it is provided individually, ARBs are encouraged to join in any existing Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) or create a new, registered one,” bared Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer (MARPO) Merla Guhao.

“We are thankful to DAR that we already received our titles. We promise to strive harder to continue to cultivate the land that is awarded to us,” expressed Saripa Walingan, participant and now farmer beneficiary of DAR-AgSur. (DAR-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Tagalog News: Peace Caravan isasagawa sa Agusan del Norte ngayong Hunyo

Ni Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Hunyo 7 (PIA) – Isasagawa ang isang Peace Caravan sa probinsya ng Agusan del Norte ngayong buwan ng Hunyo na pangungunahan ng Association of Caraga Executives (ACE) na binubuo ng mga heads of national and regional government agencies sa rehiyon.

Ayon kay ACE president Atty. Achilles Gerard Bravo, regional director ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Caraga, handang-handa na ang mga ahensya ng pamahalaan sa gaganaping peace caravan at nakatuon sa pagbibigay ng health services, social welfare programs, livelihood and skills training, veterinary services, information/education and communication campaign, at iba pa sa may tatlong-libong beneficiaries na mga Indigenous Peoples (IPs) sa Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title o CADT 134 ng Agusan del Norte.

Ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Jabonga, Kitcharao at Santiago sa nasabing probinsya ay sumuporta din sa gaganaping peace caravan.

Dagdag pa ni Atty. Bravo, sinisigurado ng Philippine Army at Philippine National Police ang seguridad hindi lamang ng mga organizers kundi pati na rin ang mga partisipante sa ibat-ibang bayan ng probinsya na dadalo sa peace caravan.

Ipinahayag naman ni Ollie Binancilan, director ng Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) sa Caraga at Davao region na ang gagawing peace caravan ay isang magandang pagtitipon ng mga ahensya ng pamahalaan at nang madama ng mga lokal na residente na may ginagawa ang gobyerno para matugonan ang kanilang pangangailan kahit paman silay nasa malalayong lugar.

Napag-alaman din na ang gaganaping peace caravan sa probinsya ng Agusan del Norte ay pang-anim na at magpapatuloy pa anya sa incoming administration. (JPG/PIA-Caraga) 


Tagalog News: 2016 election matagumpay na ginanap sa Caraga region ayon pinakahuling assessment ng COMELEC, AFP at PNP

Ni Jennifer P. Gaitano 

BUTUAN CITY, Hunyo 7 (PIA) – Sa kabuo-ang  assessment ng Commission on Elections (COMELEC), kasama ang Philippine National Police (PNP) at Philippine Army (PA), naging matagumpay ang paganap ng May 2016 election sa Caraga region.

Sa ginanap na Post Evaluation/Assessment Conference ng Regional Joint Control Center (RJCC) na pinangunahan ng COMELEC kamakailan lang, binigyang-diin ni COMELEC Caraga regional director Atty. Renato Magbutay na naging payapa at matagumpay ang ginanap na May 2016 election sa rehiyon.

May mga kaunting naitalang insidente umano sa ibat-ibang probinsya ng Caraga subalit ang mga ito’y naging manageable at natugunan kaagad ng mga kinauukulan.

Pinasalamatan ni Atty. Magbutay ang hanay ng kapulisan at army pati na rin ang ibat-ibang sektor na tumulong na maging maayos at mapayapa ang eleksyon. Binigyang-diin din niya na mapalad ang rehiyon ng Caraga dahil mayroon itong magagaling na opisyales sa PNP, AFP at iba pang law enforcement agencies.

Ipinahayag din ni Col. Isidro Purisima, 402nd brigade commander ng Philippine Army na isa sa kanilang pangunahing misyon ay ang pagtupad ng kanilang tungkuling suportahan ang COMELEC at masegurong payapa ang 2016 election.

Ayon naman kay PNP Caraga regional director PCSupt Rolando Felix, naging payapa at matiwasay ang naganap na eleksyon dahil na rin sa pagtutulungan at pagkakaisa hindi lamang ng mga opisyales ng gobyerno, kundi pati na rin ng mga lokal na residente sa ibat-ibang probinsya.

Samantala, pinuri rin ni regional director Abner Caga ng Philippine Information Agency Caraga ang COMELEC dahil sa dedikasyon at pagsisikap nito na maging tapat, maayos, at payapa ang eleksyon ngayong taon.

Anya, ang eleksyon sa taong ito ang masasabing pinaka-matagumpay dahil naipakita umano ng publiko ang kahalagahan ng pagkakaisa at pagbabagong inaasam ng bansa sa pamamagitan ng kanilang pagboto at pagpili ng mga kandidatong nararapat sa posisyon. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog News: Apat na rebeldeng NPA nahuli sa Butuan City, ilang firearms at ammunitions nasabat din

Ni Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Hunyo 7 (PIA) - Iprenesinta ng Police Regional Office 13 sa media ang apat na mga high profile members ng New People’s Army (NPA) matapos ang matagumpay na operasyon nang pinagsanib na pwersa ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sa Barangay Tungao dito sa lungsod.

Kinilala ni PNP-13 regional director C/Supt Rolando Felix ang mga nahuli na sina Roldan Bbunggolto, commanding officer ng Militia ng Bayan at team leader ng Guerilla Front Committee 4A sparrow unit; Danilo Acaña, department secretary ng Guerilla Front Committee 4A na may warrant of arrest sa kasong multiple murder at frustrated murder. Kasama pa sa mga naaresto sina Rolando Borja at Anatalio Pison na parehong miyembro ng militia ng Bayan.

Nakuha naman sa posisyon ng mga suspek ang isang M16 Armalite Rifle, isang AK47, apat na kalibre .22 na pistola, tatlo pang short firearms, dalawang revolver, improvised explosive device, dalawang hand grenades, ammunition at mga subersibong dokumento.

Binigyang-diin ni director Felix na patuloy ang kanilang operasyon sa pagdakip ng iba pang mga miyembro ng NPA na may search warrants at warrants of arrest sa Caraga region. Sinigugurado din ng PNP kasama ng iba pang law enforcement agencies ang kaayusan at kapayapaan sa rehiyon.

Nasa kostudiya na sa ngayon ng Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) ang mga nakuhang mga armas, eksplosibo, mga bala at iba pa kasama na ang nahuling mga rebelde habang pinoproseso pa sa korte ang kanilang haharaping kaso. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: HEALS Plus briefing malamposong gipahigayon

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Hunyo 7 (PIA) – Malamposong gipahigayon ang HEALS Plus briefing kagahapon, Hunyo 6, 2016 didto sa Provincial Governor's Office, ning dakbayan.

Didto sa maong kalihukan gipaambit ug gipresentar sa mga hepe sa kapitolyo ang mga nagkadaiyang plano ug programa sa gobernador ubos sa iyang HEALS (Health Education Agri-Aquaculture Livelihood and Spiritual enhancement) plus agenda.

Lakip sa gipresentar didto ang mga programa sama sa puhunan sa barangay, programa sa agrikultura, sa mga kahayupan, livelihood, eskolaran ug uban pa diin ang sentro niini mao ang kalambuan sa barangay tungod kay ang kalambuan sa barangay mao man ang kalambuan sa probinsya.

Atol usab sa maong higayon, gihimo ang pagturn-over sa tulo ka multicab sa mga performing barangays sa syudad sama sa Cabongbongan, San Isidro ug Sukailang, ug upat usab ka mga pumpboats sa mga isla nga barangay sama sa Sidlakan, Bilabid, San Pedro ug Baybay.

Ang maong kalihukan gipangulohan mismo ni gobernador Sol F. Matugas, mga hepe sa kapitolyo, team capitol, ug mga punong barangay ning syudad. (PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)