Thursday, December 29, 2016


PNP assures peace and order on holiday season in SurSur

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 29 (PIA) - The Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office assured the public's safety and security as they implement their plan to maintain peace and order situation in the province this holiday season.

Police chief inspector Noel Naranjo, Police Community Relations (PCR) officer said that they have already informed all the chiefs of police from the two cities and 17 municipalities regarding its stern implementation at their respective areas of responsibilities (AOR) during a command conference conducted earlier.

Naranjo also said that Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office Director Romaldo Bayting has already prompted the 19 police chiefs to perform well their duties and ensure that no incidents of indiscriminate firing will ever happen in welcoming the New Year.

According to Naranjo, any civilian who is identified of violating the law by committing  indiscriminate firing, a probable cause of filing a case against the offender can be made.

Meanwhile, Naranjo added that the intensified campaign against illegal drugs will continue as holiday seasons comes, he cited as he discussed the implementation of Project Double Barrel of the Philippine National Police (PNP).  (PIA-Surigao del Sur)


1st Agusan del Norte centenarian receives incentive, award

By Nora C. Lanuza Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 29 (PIA) – Lola Conchita Hurod of Barangay Tagbongabong in the municipality of RTR, Agusan del Norte has received P100,000 as a centenarian.

Lola Conchita celebrated her 102nd birthday on December 20 of this year and she was the first centenarian grandmother who received an incentive from the provincial government of Agusan del Norte.

According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office chief Daisybiel Demavivas, based on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Listahanan Database for Senior Citizens, there are already 17 centenarians in the entire province.

Demavivas said that of the 17 centenarians, only Lola Conchita complied the requirements and managed to claim her incentive and award. The other 16 centenarians did not process any claims yet, for some reasons that they no longer reside in the area or they don’t have the complete documents yet to support their claims, Demavivas added.

Lola Conchita received a total of P100,000. The P50,000 came from the provincial government while the other P50,000 was given by governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba.  A wheelchair was also accorded to Lola Conchita during the awarding ceremony, which was personally attended by governor Matba and witnessed by the provincial government employees during a Monday convocation held recently at the provincial capitol lobby.

Lola Conchita has four children, namely, Norma, Armando, Filomeno and Carmelita.

As per Provincial Ordinance No. 362-2014, a cash gift of P50,000 shall be given to the Centenarian upon reaching the age of 100 years old in honor of his or her longevity and to encourage other residents to stay fit and healthy. A Certificate of Recognition and felicitation shall also be given to the Centenarian and shall be awarded during the celebration of the Araw ng Agusan del Norte. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)