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Tuesday, April 30, 2019


AgNor town imposes 'no fee policy' for IP civil registration 

By Jessica O. Mellejor

CARMEN, Agusan del Norte, April 30 - The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved the Sanggunian Resolution No. 085-2019, declaring valid the Municipal Ordinance No. 20 series of 2018 from the Sangguniang Bayan of Carmen, Agusan del Norte adopting the "No Fee Policy" for the registration of all Indigenous Peoples (IP)/Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) members in relation to childbirth, marriage and death registration.

It supported the Sanggunian Resolution No. 360-2018 of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Norte, urging all city and municipal governments to adopt "no fee policy" for all Indigenous Peoples IPs / ICCs for birth, marriage and death registration of their respective Local Civil Registry Offices.

The committee on Laws, Ethics, Peace and Order, chaired by Provincial Board Member Aquino W. Gambe, believed that local civil registry fees proposed to collect are not exorbitant or very expensive and the collection of fees is within the 10% allowable adjustment rate for LGUs provided under Section 191 of RA 7160.

The committee, in its March 5, 2019 and March 7, 2019 meetings, suggested some refinements as concurred by the author Sangguniang Bayan Member Eva D. Palarca and the Municipal Civil Register: 1. Under section 2 (a), marriage fee: marriage registration of P32.60 shall be changed to P35.00; and 2. Under the same section, (b) registration of the following: Birth Registration from P22.00 it will now be P25.00; Late Registration from P82.00 it will now be P85.00, Death Registration from P52.00 to P55.00 and Late Death Registration from P82.00 to P85.00.

This was approved by Sanggunian Resolution Number 085-2019, authored by Provincial Board Member Aquino W. Gambe. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)

Python troopers celebrate 46 years of service

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, April 30 (PIA) - The 30th Infantry "Python" Battalion (30IB), Philippine Army celebrated its 46th founding anniversary on April 16, 2019 held at Barangay Sta. Cruz, Placer town.

The celebration was anchored on the theme, "Maghiusa sa Kalinaw, alang sa Kalambuan."

Tracing back history, the 30IB was activated on April 16, 1973 and was first stationed at Camp Edilberto Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City now known as the headquarters of 4th Infantry "Diamond" Division, Philippine Army and later deployed from Southern Mindanao to Northern Mindanao.
The celebration was highlighted with a mass and a blessing of unit vehicles followed by a formal and short program where stakeholders were recognized for their invaluable support to 30IB’s mission.

Meanwhile, retiring enlisted personnel were also recognized and were given the “Python Seal” as a sign of gratitude for their years of sacrifice and service to country and people.

“Our military will never reach this kind of success in development and become a true advocate of peace without the partnership among our stakeholders and personnel who serve as the main actors in every momentous event we made," said 30IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Allen Raymund Tomas.

"Our success is the success of the Surigaonons, thank you for your never-ending support to 30IB," he added.

Right after the program, a traditional boodle fight lunch was shared by the officers and troopers, stakeholders and other guests. (30IB-Philippine Army/PIA-Surigao del Norte)