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Western Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula) P. Urro Street, San Francisco District Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur 7016 Telephone no. (062) 215-1480 / 925-0038 Cellphone no. 0908-8843404 E-mail : Skype : hnb_r9pia

Eriberta Spring Resort byAlma Tingcang PIA-Pagadian


Northern Mindanao

Graces’ Building, Antonio Luna Street Cagayan de Oro City 9000 Telefax No. (08822) 72-66-83 Telephone no. (088) 856-8178 / 729-594 Cellphone no. 0928-5204305 0917-3084969 E-mail :

• Palace says Phl-China energy exploration agreement should serve interests of both nations • Malacanang says Phl-Japan relation remains stable

Southern Mindanao (Davao Region)

Southern Mindanao (Davao Region) 2/F Kanto Motors Bldg., Quimpo Blvd., New Matina Davao City 8000 Telephone no. (082) 297-0991 / 301-8580 Telefax no. (082) 297-0992 / 304-2044 Cellphone no. 0917-7053606 / 0918-9202950 E-mail :

Central Mindanao (SOCSKSARGEN) Provincial Capitol Compound Bautista Bldg., Zulueta St. Koronadal City, South Cotabato 9506 Telephone no. (083) 520-0249 Telefax no. (083) 228-9736 / 228-9739 / 520-0100 Cellphone no. 0921-6873373 / 0928-5204307 E-mail :

• Tagumeño wins 2011 Regional ‘galing Mason Awards • Cebuano news: 2011 Family Health Fair sa Maco, karong Sept. 2-3 na! • Cebuano news: Gov. Uy ug Mayor Tok dakung pasalamat sa suporta sa 8th GK Build, 40balaygitabangan pagtukod sa Pantukan • Mayor Silvosa calls for emergency meeting on Green Technology

Central Mindanao (SOCSKSARGEN) • Tboli kid to compete in shoot fest in Athens, Greece • Pagpapauwi ng 6 na OFW sa Syria tinututukan ng OWWA 12 • 7 barangay sa Cotabato City kinilalang high- risk sa dengue

Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga)

Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga) Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines Bldg., J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City Telephone no. (085) 341-5285 / 360-1239 Telefax no. (085) 341-2370 Cellphone no. 0917-7188834 Email:,ph

• Surigao del Sur to launch Massive Anti-Drug Campaign • Cebuano News: Tumong ug tinguha sa PLEB, gibutyag • Cebuano News: Pangulong Aquino mobisita sa People’s Republic of China • Cebuano News: Mga Badjao mipauli na sa Pagadian ug Zamboanga

Western Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula)

OUR COVER Today’s cover features the Eriberta Spring Resort located at Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur.


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DCWD workers donate blood to Red Cross PNoy’s supports RH bill, says Popcom chief 317 OSCA members in Dipolog receive social pension Military-media partnership indispensable, says Maj Gen. Coballes • PNP Inspection Team conducts AGI-ORSITE in Zanorte

Northern Mindanao • 5th Golden Float Parade depicts Cag. de Oro as the “City of Boom, Blossom and Bloom” • 4ID greets Cag. de Oro fiesta revelers/assures help to maintain peace and order • Cag. de Oro Police reminds fiesta revelers to be vigilant • Gov’t forces foil rebel attack • PDEA-10 destroys seized dangerous drugs

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A place called

Eriberta Spring Resort byAlma Tingcang PIA-Pagadian


vast and fertile land nestled at the foot of a verdant hill, the municipality of Molave was created on June 16, 1948 by virtue of Republic Act No. 286 authored by the late Congressman Juan S. Alano. On June 14, 1949, however, RA 286 was amended by RA 377 establishing its present location, boundaries and limits of territories. Its name was taken from a hardwood, the Molave tree which abounds in the place

during the early years. It is 37.94 kilometers away from Pagadian City, the provincial cap-

ital of Zamboanga del Sur. Settlers from the distant places of Luzon, 4

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Visayas and Mindanao were attracted to this rich land in the Salug Valley area : Cebuanos, Boholanos, Ilongos, Ilocanos, LeyteĂąos and other ethnic groups. But the Subanens were known to be the early settlers of Molave. Today, Molave is the hub of commerce a n d trade in the easte r n part of the province a n d moving at a very rapid pace towards becoming the most progressive municipality of Zamboanga del Sur. Our story however, goes beyond the territories of Molave but it used to be a parcel of this prosperous town. Let me take you further, then. Seven kilometers from Molave is a place called Tuburan, which is now a part of Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur. As the name denotes, it has boundless

water source and people have found a haven in this natural spring resort. Molave Vice Mayor Flavio J. Saniel Jr. beams with pride as he shared to us the story behind Eriberta Spring Resort, a very beautiful and precious legacy left by his parents : Flavio Sr. and Eriberta – where t h e name of the resort w a s culled. V i c e Mayor Saniel fondly recalls h i s childhood days. The youngest in a brood of 8, five of them were born and grew up in Tuburan, where the family owns 7 hectares of land. During that time, there was no road and they had to walk several kilometers just to go to school. He loved the water, so when it was time to take a pick on their share, he chose the water. What he had in mind was a retirement place 5



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- - - just a perfect place to sit back and reminisce the beautiful memories kept inside the heart through the years. A recent visit to Australia made him envision this type of resort, where people would flock during summer because it’s much cooler than staying on the beach. He relentlessly pursued this dream and embarked on the arduous job of transforming Eriberta, so with an initial investment of P200,000, he opened Eriberta Spring Resort to the public in 2003. From that time on, the income it earned was invested in the resort for improvements and other amenities. He also planted several varieties of fruit trees in the area including mahogany and hopes to establish a park very soon. Foreigners are frequent visitors to Eriberta which is a very idyllic place. Add to it the cool and refreshing waters, it also has several pools and cottages with prices ranging from 100,200,500 and 700. The are also function halls for small groups as Saturday, August 27, 2011

well as a large one, the Flavio Hall which can accommodate 500 people, so ideal for gatherings, reunions and other similar activities. He gladly relates that there was one time that in just a matter of 16 days, he earned 200 thousand from the resort. He was really amazed at how things turned out! He uses the income earned for further development of the resort, which is now fast becoming a tourist attraction and an ideal place for families and people just wanting to unwind and let go of pressures from work. He looks forward to his retirement years, and surely, he will enjoy staying in this “heaven here on earth” place, enjoying the cool wind and the sound of rippling waterfalls. Add to that a mini-park and myriad of colorful fishes in a pond where one could feed them and appreciate the beauty of God’s creations in this place called Eriberta Spring Resort. For all nature-lovers, this is the place where you should be!



Palace says Phl-China energy exploration agreement should serve interests of both nations


alacañang said that any agreement between China and the

Philippines particularly on energy exploration should serve the interests of both nations.

It was reported that the Philippine government is working with China for an oil exploration agreement. President Benigno Aquino III leaves for China Tuesday for a five-day state visit there. “It’s still in the exploratory stage. We don’t know yet kung ano na ang details of the agreement. But certainly what we’ll be taking into consideration the interests of the parties. Mahalaga ay dapat talagang patas yung agreement to all concerned,” Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a radio interview over state-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday. While the discus-


sions are still exploratory Lacierda said it is a good sign because it shows that both sides have interests for continued dialogue notwithstanding some disagreements between the two countries. “Multifaceted po ang relasyon natin with China and it shows that one of the facets of our relationship is the trade aspect. When you go to china, it will show our trade, our culture, our business and our ties with China. It’s a good sign,” he said. Aside from energy cooperation between China and the Philippines, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Liu Jianchao said this week that Chinese businessmen are also


interested in investing in the Philippines particularly through the publicprivate partnership (PPP) being spearheaded by the Aquino administration. Chinese businessmen are following closely the initiative of the PPP and they want to be involved in these projects, Liu said adding they are waiting for detailed announcement. President Aquino’s state visit to China could also open up a lot of opportunities for the Philippines, Liu said. China can provide the Philippines both concessional and commercial loans as the Asian giant economy expands its investments in the region. (as) Saturday, August 27, 2011

Malacanang says Phl-Japan relation remains stable


alacanang assured on Saturday that the Philippine’s relations with Japan remain very stable following the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan.

In an interview over governmentrun dzRB Radyo Ng Bayan, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said “Our relations with Japan is very stable, we have a very competent and able ambassador there at tuloytuloy naman po ang ating relations with Japan.” The Aquino government, through Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez, reassures the Japanese government that the multifaceted cooperative relationship between the two countries will continue. “We will just wait Saturday, August 27, 2011

for their next Prime Minister. But apart from the resignation of their Prime Minister, the work continues, the relationship continues and we see no difference or we see no change in the relations between Japan and the Philippines.” Lacierda said over the radio. Japanese Prime Minister Kan announced on Friday his resignation as party leader during a meeting with members of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan. The party will elect next week a new leader who will take over as prime minister.

Last Friday, the parliament approved two bills. Kan said he believes the two bills -- the deficit-financing bond bill and the new energy promotion bill -- will push forward his reconstruction policies. Last March 11, Japan was hit by devastating earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis. The disaster triggered the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl, as cores overheated and spewed radioactive material into surrounding areas. (js)



Tagumeño wins 2011 Regional ‘galing Mason Awards An employee of the City Engineer’s Office, LGU Tagum City, was recently declared regional winner of the 2011 Holcim ‘galing Mason Awards. This award recognizes Filipino masons who have shown pride and improvement in their work while being responsible members of their family and their community.

Ariel Mazo, one of the three competitors fielded by Davao del Norte, shows off his trophy and certificate after winning the 2011 regional ‘galing Mason Awards

Ariel F. Mazo, 27 years old and resident of Bincungan, Tagum City, bested 14 other nominees in this year’s search for most outstanding masons in the region. Gerry S. de Jesus from Davao City and Edwin M. Niñal from Compostela Valley placed second and third, respectively. A recipient of the Pangulong Gloria Scholarships (PGS) implemented by TESDA XI, Mazo completed his


training in Masonry NC II in June 2009 at Tagum City Trade School. He passed the competency assessment on the same month and was issued with National Certificate (NC) in Masonry Level II. Ega Uy Village, a relocation site for the residents living near the coastline of Madaum, Tagum City, was chosen as this year’s competition site for the skills demonstration compo-


nent of the search conducted on August 17-19, 2011. Five (5) houses (and families) have benefited from the project. The competitors were judged based on their outputs in rebar fixing, concrete hollow block laying and plastering. The skills demonstration comprised 40% of the total score while documentary requirements and interview covered 40% and 20%, 9 respectively. Saturday, August 27, 2011

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Aside from masonry, Mazo has also acquired other construction-related skills and certification in carpentry, plumbing and tilesetting thru a trainingcum-production scheme in the construction of TESDA Davao del Norte Provincial Office building at Energy Park, Apokon, Tagum City. Because of his skills, he has been tapped as trainer in masonry and carpentry-related programs implemented in his barangay and other communities in the city. As the regional winner, he will receive a cash prize of P25,000 and will represent Davao Region to the national search in

October, 2011. The sole national awardee will receive P150,000 cash prize while the group which nominated him will get P50,000 to be spent for a social project of its choice. The ‘galing Mason Awards is one of the three components of the ‘galing Mason Program, a joint initiative of Holcim Philippines, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Association of Construction and Informal Workers (ACIW) and Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), which was developed to enhance and professionalize the craft of Filipino masons. The other com-

ponents of this program are ‘galing Mason Skills Training and ‘galing Mason Olympics. This year’s regional ‘galing Mason Awards was conducted in partnership with LGU Tagum City, Doña Luisa R. Lorenzo Center for Community Development Foundation, Tagum City Trade School and Rotary Club of Tagum North. Mazo will spearhead the completion of three housing units at Ega Uy Village on August 25-26, 2011 as part of TESDA Davao del Norte’s celebration of the Agency’s 17th founding anniversary. (PIA XI)

Cebuano news: 2011 Family Health Fair sa Maco, karong Sept. 2-3 na! COMPOSTELA VALLEY, Agosto 27 -- Diha sa Maco pagahimoon ang 4th Family Health Fair sa Compostela Valley sa Septyembre 2 ug kini mahuman sa Septyembre 3 nga mao ang gideklarang Family Health Day sa Comval ubos sa Executive Order no.036-2008 ni Gov. Uy.

Matud ni Dr. Daphne Panganiban - Planning Division Head sa Comval Health Office (PHO) ug maoy natahasan paghan-ay sa 2 ka adlawng selebrasyon, nga adunay mga Health Booths nga pagabuksan Saturday, August 27, 2011

aron ipaila sa mga katawhan ang pipila ka mga Health Programs sa probinsiya nga nagtumong sa maayong panglawas sa mga inahan ug mga kabataan. Lakip sa maong mga serbisyo mao ang Child Health and Nutrition,

Safe Motherhood, Oral Health, Family Planning, Healthy Life Style, ug ang lain-laing mga serbisyo sa panglawas nga gitunol sa upat ka mga Provincial Hospitals sa Compostela Valley. Apil usab sa i-




Cebuano News: 2011 Familty... from page 9

showcase nga mga Health Programs sa probinsiya mao ang Expanded Program on Immunization, ang TB Program, Dental Sevices, ug uban pa. Sa unang adlaw pagaablihan ang mga Health Booths ug ang Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan Bus nila ni Gov. Uy, Mayor Carlos Voltaire Rimando, Department of Health ug uban pang mga opisyales. Himoon usab ang pagpanghatag ug awards sa mga health care providers sa probinsiya.

Dugang usab sa Health fair mao ang Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan, programa sa nasyonal pinaagi sa DOH ni Pangulong PNoy. Ang LBK ipatigayon sa usa ka mobile truck susama sa hospital on wheels sa probinsya. Dinhi ipahigayun usab ang susamang serbisyo sama sa mga health classes, storytelling, cooking demo, ug mga pa-kontest sa matag pamilya ug mga papremyo. Samtang, pagadawaton ni Gov.

Uy ang P1 Milyones nga tseke, ug ang Seal of Recognition sa Comval gikan sa World Health Organization (WHO) ingon nga unang Filariasis Free Province sa rehiyon. Mismong si DOH Sec. Enrique T. Ona uban ang mga dagkong opisyal sa WHO maoy gilaumang mutunol niini sa gobernador atol sa himoong Ceremonial Turnover didto sa Maco sa Septyembre 3. (gmc/ ids comval/PA XI)

Cebuano news: Gov. Uy ug Mayor Tok dakung pasalamat sa suporta sa 8th GK Build, 40 balay gitabangan pagtukod sa Pantukan

COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE, Agosto 27 (PIA) --- Daku kaayo ang pasalamat nila Gov. Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy ug Mayor JC Celso “Tok” Sarenas sa suportang ilang nadawat diha sa malampusong 8th USWAG GK Bayani Challenge nga natapos niadtong Agusto 26. Kini ang pagtukod sa mokabat 40 ka mga balay sa “Lambo Pantukan Uswag GK Village” sa Townsite Brgy. Kingking.

Mismong si Mayor Tok, ang USWAG GK Municipal Champion sa Pantukan, maoy nagdeklara sa pormal nga pagsugod sa 8th Bayani Challenge niadtong Agusto 19,2011. Sa mokabat 40 ka mga balay nga


gitukod sa Pantukan, napulo niini ang gihatag ni Gov. Uy nga maoy gitabangan pagtukod ug dungan sa mga empleyado sa kapitolyo. Apil niini ang House no. 2 (Team Arturo-1), House no.13 (Arturo 2), house no. 14 (Ar-


turo 3), House no.3 (PGO-CADS), House no. 4 (PGSO), House no. 11 (VGO, SPO, Motorpool), House no.12 (PACCO/League of Accountants), House no. 15 (PTO,PBO), House no. 23 (PHO/ PEEMO), ug House no.24 (PASSO). 11

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Cebuano News: Gov. Uy ug Mayor... from page 10

Misalmot usab sa GK Build ang siyam ka Barangays sa Pantukan nga mao ang B r g y. Ta m b o n g o n , Bongbong, Tagdangua, Matiao kauban ang 71st IB, Kingking, Magnaga, Bongabong, Tibagon, ug Fuentes. Samtang tag-usa ka balay usab ang giangkong pagtukod sa mga LGU sa Maco, Mabini, Laak, Monkayo, Compostela, Montevista, Nabun-

turan ug LGU Banaybanay sa Davao Oriental. Ang St. Augustine Gold and Copper Limited nagtukod usab ingon man ang DILG-Comval, Dep Ed Secondary, ug ang Team MRP/MSD nga gipanguluhan ni SP Member Galicia, sa IP PCB NCIP TESDA ug CVATI, Pantukan Chamber of Commerce sa Cocolife ug sa King Real, ug ang Megan’s Society nga

gipanguluhan ni SP Member Ruwell Peter Gonzaga. Samtang nagpadayon ang 8th USWAG GK Bayani Challenge, gipanguluhan sad nila ni Gov. Uy-Provincial GK Champion, ug ni Mayor Tok ang unveiling (pag-abli) sa LAMBO Pantukan USWAG GK Landmark niadtong Agusto 21, 2011. (gilbert cabahug/ids comval/ PIA XI)

Mayor Silvosa calls for emergency meeting on Green Technology Mayor Jose L. Silvosa, Sr. called for an emergency meeting to listen and witness the presentation of The Integration Green (TIG) technology by HERHOF Company last August 26, 2011 at the conference room at New City Hall, Panabo City.

HERHOF Company is a waste management and multibillionaire company based in Germany, which already existed for 25 years yet only first introduced here in Asia. It offers various services in the area of waste treatment plants, including units such as biofilters, thermal air preparation Saturday, August 27, 2011

equipment and water treatment equipment. During the presentation, the company offers Php. 13 billion business in Panabo City by constructing and operating Stabilat plant and EVA power plant for free. These plants specialize in the construction and operation of waste treatment

systems to generate energy from waste. It was also said that the City will get two percent (2%) of the company’s net income and increases the city’s revenue sources. Aside from getting away from costly sanitary landfill, it will also help to solve the problem of handling garbage disposal.



Kadayawan 2011 Festival Photo Releases Photos by Sherwin Estacio, City Government of Davao Information Technology Center and Rudolph Alama-PIA-XI



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Tboli kid to compete in shoot fest in Athens, Greece by Isagani Palma GENERAL SANTOS CITY , August 27 (PIA) – A 15-year old Tboli boy will be joining the Philippine shooters delegation in the upcoming October 2011 world shooting competition after winning a slot in the August 19-21 shoot fest in Davao City . Kyle Dayle Tuan of T’boli, South Cotabato, is scheduled to compete in Athens , Greece world class competition after bagging the third prize in the prestigious Mayor Inday Sara Duterte’s Cup level-3 match held in celebration of Kadayawan Festival. “I hope my son will bring honor to our county particularly to us Tbolis of South Cotabato, dahil ito ang magiging pinakaunang pagkakataon na magkakaroon kami ng partisipasyon sa isang world-class shooting competition (because this will be the first time that we shall have a participant to a worldSaturday, August 27, 2011

class shooting competition),” father Dibu Tuan, a municipal councilor of Tboli town and Tribal Mining Corporation director, said during an interview here Friday. Kyle or Keo, as fondly called by friends first joined the AUTRALASIA group of international shooters in October 2010. His entry with the group has provided him the opportunity to participate and made himself among the top five contestants of a junior open division category challenge in Malaysia . Keo, now touted as the “golden gun” of gold-rich Tboli town, also owns a cache of awards collected from

various shooting competitions held in Visayas and Mindanao . He started showing his shooting prowess when he was 11 years old and went on honing his skills as he constantly competed in the different shooting tournaments. Keo is now with Coach TJ Joson of the True Weight Gun Shop Manila, which supports his needed supply such as gears, guns and ammunition for his training in preparation of his participation to the scheduled Greece gunhandling challenge. (MIO/CTApelacio/ PIA General Santos City)



Pagpapauwi ng 6 na OFW sa Syria tinututukan ng OWWA 12 KORONADAL CITY, Agosto 27 (PIA) -- Matinding tinututukan ngayon ng Overseas Workers Welfare Administration sa Rehiyon 12 (OWWA 12) ang pagpapauwi sa anim na Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) na kasalukuyang stranded sa bansang Syria. Bagamat hindi niya pinangalan ang mga OFW, inihayag ni OWWA 12 Regional Director Abdulgani Umag na dalawa dito.ay aktibong miyembro ng OWWA samantalang ang apat pa ay hindi. Sinisikap na umano nila na matulungan ang mga ito na makauwi. Ang problema ayon kay Director Umag ay ang pagtukoy, pagkilala at pag-

bigay tulong sa mga tagaSoccsksargen Region na iligal na pumasok sa naturang bansa. Dagdag pa nito, kasalukuyan na nilang tinutulungan ang pamilya ni Jessica Cagaitan, na nauna nang humiling na tulungan siyang makauwi na subalit nawalan ng passport ibang dokumento Sa mga nais makipagugnayan sa tanggapan ng

OWWA 12 para matulungan ang kanilang mga kamaganak sa Syria at sa Libya, maaaring tumawag sa mga sumunusunod na telephone numbers: 0917 726 0443 at 083 5200205. Nagbibigay din ng OWWA 12 ng libreng tawag sa kanilang mga kapamilya sa Syria at Libya. (DEDoguiles/PIA 12)

7 barangay sa Cotabato City kinilalang high- risk sa dengue

KORONADAL CITY, Agosto 27 (PIA) - Pitong barangay sa Cotabato City ang binabantayan ngayon ng mga.opisyal ng lungsod matapos na mas malamang na magkakaroon ng outbreak sa dengue.

Ayon sa City Epidemiology Surveilance Unit ng City Integrated Health Office, ang mga barangay na ito nakitaan ng maraming lugar na maaaring pamugaran ng mga lamok. Kinilala ang nga


ito na mga barangay ng Kalanganan Mother, Pobkacion 3, Poblacion 5,, Poblacion 6, Poblacion 7, Poblacion 9 at Rosary Heights Mother. Sa datos ng ng surveilance unit noong Hulyo mayroon


nang 140 na kaso ng dengue sa lungsod. Limampu’t dalawang porsiyento sa mga biktima ay mga batang may edad 0 hanggang 19 taong gulang. (DEDoguiles/PIA 12)

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Surigao del Sur to launch Massive Anti-Drug Campaign by: Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA) – The provincial government of Surigao del Sur is set to launch a massive Anti-Drug Campaign on September 2, 2011.

With the Anti-Drug Campaign dubbed as “JYES Kontra Droga” or “Johnny Yes Kontra Droga,” Gov. Johnny Pimentel, chair of the Provincial AntiDrug Abuse Council (PADAC), enjoined all the city and municipal mayors, ViceMayors, Barangay Chairmen, SK Federation Presidents and other concerned of-

ficials to attend the event at the Capitol Seminar Hall. Pimentel also asked said officials for their full support by holding seminars, lectures, and the like. Further, Gov. Pimentel urged for the reactivation of the respective Anti-Drug Abuse Councils or Committees of the province.

With the theme, “Maghiusa Kita Kontra sa Droga. Get involved, Act Now,” the occasion is pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular 200909 as stipulated in RA 9165 otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Radyo ng BayanTandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Cebuano News: Tumong ug tinguha sa PLEB, gibutyag

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA) - Hinanaling kasulbaran sa mga kaso may kalambigitan sa pagpangabuso gamit ang posisyon isip pulis batok sa sibilyan. Mao kini ang tumong ug tinguha sa Peoples Law Enforcement Board kun PLEB, kini namugna sumala sa Republic Act 6975 ug Republic Act 8551. 16

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Cebuano News: Tumong ug... from page 15

Ang mga sumbong ug reklamo sa usa ka sibilyan batok sa pagpangabuso sa pulis sa iyang profession, pinaagi sa affidavit of complain, maoy hatagan ug hinanaling aksyon sa PLEB. Mahimong dali ang pagresolva sa kaso nga gi-file sa PLEB tungod sa kaso lang sa sibilyan vs pulis ang iyang gitutukan.

Ang pamaagi niini summary in nature, pagahimoon kini subay sa due process apan dili strikto sa pagpasubay sa technical rules of evidence. Pasabot,wala nay himoon nga Cross Examination. Ang kaso nga gisang-at sa PLEB pagadesisyonan sulod lamang sa 60 ka adlaw gikan sa pag-file sa maong buhatan. Tungod niini, gi-

awhag ang katawhan nga adunay reklamo bahin sa pagpangabuso sa pulis diha sa iyang profession. Moduol lamang sa ilang buhatan diha sa Sangguniang Panlungsod o kaha makigkita kang Vice Mayor Atty. Law Fortun alang sa dugang detalye. (MQRP, Butuan City-PIO/PIACaraga)

Cebuano News: Mga Badjao mipauli na sa Pagadian ug Zamboanga BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA) - Tungod sa pagpaningkamot ug paglantaw sa lokal nga panggamhanan ubos sa liderato ni Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr pinaagi sa buhatan sa City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) gitabangan nga makapa-uli sa Pagadian ug Zambaonga bag-ohay pa lamang ang 86 ka mga Badjao diin 50 niini na-a na sa saktong edad ug ang nahibiling 36 mga bata.

Tumong niini nga mahinlu-an ang dakbayan sanglit makahatag man sila’g sagabal sa kadalanan arun usab malikayan ang mga disgrasya nga posibling modangat.


Sa pakighinabi ni Ms. Ma. Denne Tahil, hepe sa CSWD ngadto sa mga Badjao, “Gusto na nilang mo uli sa ilang dapit apan tungod sa kawad-on hinungdan nagpabilin sila sa dakbayan.


Tungod niini muhatag ang panggamhanan ug balor 47,000 ka pesos sa pagpakyaw ug bachelor padulong sa dapit niin sila nagagikan. (Butuan City-PIO/PIA-Caraga) Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cebuano News: Pangulong Aquino mobisita sa People’s Republic of China ni: Susil Ragas SURIGAO CITY, August 27 (PIA) – Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III mobisita sa nasod China karong Agosto 30 hangtod Septyembre 3, 2011 aron pagpausbaw sa relasyon tali sa duha ka mga nasod, ang Department of Foreign Affairs mi-anunsyo niini niadtong kagahapong adlawa Miyerkules.

Atol sa press briefing didto sa Malacañang, si Assistant Secretary for Asia and Pacific Affairs Cristina Ortega miingon ang pagbisita sa Pangulo didto sa mga syudad sa Beijing,Shanghai ug Xiamen mopatugbaw sa “the centuries-old friendship between the Philippines and China, and our desire to promote more exchanges and better understanding between our peoples.” “The State Visit will further strengthen the 36 years of friendship and mutually beneficial relations between the Philippines and China,” si Ortega miingon. “The visit hopes to push for more trade, investment, media, culture, education and tourism exchanges between both sides. It will also showcase the Philippines as an atSaturday, August 27, 2011

tractive and profitable business destination,” dugang pa niya. Si Ortega mibutyag nga usa sa mga aktibedades nga atenderan sa Pangulo atol sa iyang pagbisita lakip ang pakigpulong kang Pangulong Hu Jintao, Premiere Wen Jiabao ug Chairman Wu Bangguo sa National People’s Congress. Ang Pangulo mao usab ang manguna sa tulo ka importanteng tapok: ang PhilippineChinese Economic and Trade Forum sa Beijing, High Level Forum uban ang Yangtze River Delta Government Officials and Business Enterprises sa Shanghai, ug ang Philippine-Fujian Business Conference sa Xiamen. Luyo niini, ang Pangulo mopahigayon og one-onone miting uban ang mga pinili nga ne-

gosyanteng Chinese aron pagpasiugda sa government Public Private Partnership (PPP) program. Siya usab mo apil sa Filipino community sa matag syudad nga nahisgutan aron personal nga makuha ang kinatibuk-ang nilang kahimtang. Si Ortega mingon nga adunay 12,700 ka mga Filipino ang nagpuyo ug nanarbaho sa mga nagkalain-lain syudad sa PROC. Ang diplomatika nga relasyon tali sa Pilipinas ug China namugna niadtong Hunyo 9, 1975 ug sukad niadto, ang China mao nay ikatulong pinakadakong trading partner ug ika-upat nga pinakadakong tinubdan sa turismo og usab isip ika-upat nga pinakadakong tinubdan sa development assistance. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)



DCWD workers donate blood to Red Cross by Franklin P. Gumapon

DIPOLOG CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA) - - Twenty one male employees of the Dipolog City Water District (DCWD) have volunteered to donate blood in a bloodletting activity conducted yesterday by the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)-Zamboanga del Norte chapter.

The activity, which was covered by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), aimed to collect blood donations for patients needing blood transfusion such as those infected with dengue or hemorrhagic fever. A total of 22 bags of blood were collected in said bloodletting activity as the PIA security guard was also encouraged to donate blood. Red Cross chapter administrator Joshua Bicoy disclosed that his office


would always welcome any request for bloodletting by public and private offices, business organizations and civic or religious groups. Today PNRC staff and volunteers are conducting a bloodletting activity in Labason town, some 170 kilometers south of this city. On the other hand, RMN-dxDR has also scheduled to hold a bloodletting tomorrow at the Dipolog Pilot Demonstration School (DPDS) here in this city in part-


nership with the Red Cross and PIA. Bloodletting is now being intensified by the by the Red Cross and hospitals amid the rising number of dengue cases in the country more especially in Metro Manila. Figures released by the Department of Health (DOH) showed that the dengue cases from January to July 23 this year have already reached to 38,876 with 226 deaths. (FPG/PIAZambo. Norte)

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PNoy’s supports RH bill, says Popcom chief by Franklin P. Gumapon DIPOLOG CITY, Aug. 27 - - Commission on Population (POPCOM) Executive Director Tomas Osias told the press in media interview in Dapitan City yesterday that the Reproductive Health (RH) bill has been one of the priority bills endorsed by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III to the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC).

A media interview with POPCOM Executive Director Tomas Osias and GABRIELA Partylist Congresswoman Emmi de Jesus at the Dapitan City Cultural and Sports Center.

Osias underscored the importance of passing the bill for the country to have a national policy on population management and development. Contrary to what the critics of the RH bill are saying, Osias said the bill seeks to save life

and uphold the rights of the couple. Gabriela Partylist representative Emmi de Jesus, on the other hand, said the RH bill will champion the rights of the women as it assures them of greater and wider access to health services.

De Jesus appealed to the press to help disseminate correct information about the bill to the public. She said those who are opposed to the bill “have reduced it to the use of contraceptives and condoms, when in fact it is not.” Once passed into 20

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a law, the RH will serve as the national policy on population management and development that will redound to the benefit of the poor sectors of the society. According to Osias the RH bill is not population control; it is more of population management, “giving a breathing space to accelerate

economic growth.” He also cited that the country today has around 98.5 million people with a population growth rate of 2.04 percent per year. “Given this growth rate, 2 million individuals are added to the population each year and this will hamper the government services due to lack of

resources, he said. Popcom chief Osias and Congresswoman de Jesus came over for a policy forum on RP-RH bill with the local chief executives, religious and civic leaders, academe, students and others as participants. (FPG/ PIA-Zambo. Norte)

317 OSCA members in Dipolog receive social pension

DIPOLOG CITY, Aug. 26 (PIA) - 317 of the more than 10,000 members of the Office of Senior Citizens Association (OSCA) in Dipolog City have already benefited from the government’s social pension program for indigent older persons for the first and second quarter of 2011. Mr. Cris S. Enoy, Operation-in-Charge of OSCA Center in Dipolog City, said the P500.00 monthly stipend is additional government assistance for indigent older persons as provided for under Republic Act 994, known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010. The beneficiaries of the program are determined based on the result of the National Household Targeting System Survey which was conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in 2009. According to Enoy, though Dipolog City has 367 slots for the social pension program for 2011, so far, only


317 indigent older persons have received their P500.00 monthly pension. 164 received their pension in the first quarter while another 153 beneficiaries were added during the second quarter. Enoy admitted that some pensioners have been discovered to be not qualified to avail of the program. He attributed this to the wrong data obtained during the conduct of the survey. However, he pointed out that the error has already been corrected as 7 unqualified beneficiaries were already removed from the list of beneficiaries. The program which has 138,960 total target beneficiaries for 2011, has a budget


of P870-million, to be shared among the regions. Because of the limited funding, the DSWD has decided to prioritize those older persons who are 77 years old and above to be given financial assistance for their personal needs such as food and medicine. Meanwhile, a team from the DSWD Regional Office 9, together with representative from Dipolog City Social Welfare and Development Office and OSCA are now going around the different barangays in the city to locate the six pensioners who have not yet received their monthly pension for the first two quarters of 2011.(ALT/ATR/PIA9Zambo Norte)

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Military-media partnership indispensable, says Maj Gen. Coballes by Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, August 27 (PIA) – “The military and media are very important partners in promoting peace and development.” Thus declared 1st Infantry Tabak Division Commander Maj Gen. Noel A. Coballes during the TABAK Defense Press Corps’ (TDPC) induction ceremony and fellowship night at the Officer’s Club House, Tabak Divison headquarters, Camp Major Cesar Sang-an, Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur on Wednesday. Speaking before officers and members of TDPC, and to the officers and men of the 1st Infantry (TABAK) division, Coballes, the event’s speaker and administering officer said the military and media both have very important roles in promoting peace and development in the country. “Without the partnership of the military and media, the AFP’s objective of protecting the people and securing the sovereignty of the state can never be attained,” Coballes explained. Coballes was very glad that the officers and men of the 1st Infantry division maintain a harmonious relationship with the TDPC . “ We had been working together by providing our people a good and peaceful en-

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vironment,” Coballes happily said. “Let us continue this partnership and share our common desire of disseminating the programs of the government to the people,” Coballes urged. The newly installed TDPC president, Leah D. Agonoy in her speech said the event was a symbol of strengthened partnership between the AFP and media. Agonoy said the media who serves as the 4th state and watchdog of our society is expected to be fair and unbiased. “The military, with its strengthened thrust to serve and protect the welfare of the people, will stand firm to deliver their duty to all Filipinos. With these differences in our duty, let us work on our commonalities. And that is to serve the people,” Agonoy said. She said the TDPC was created not to defend and protect the military from their misconducts and from the negative issues and controversies that come their way. “We were not created to serve as the spokespersons of the 1st Infantry Divi-

sion,” she explained. Agonoy assured the public that TDPC will serve as the bridge between the people and the officers and men of the military saying that “we are here to facilitate the information that you wanted to tell the people through our unbiased judgments on issues. We are here to serve as your partners in delivering the programs of the government purely for the welfare of the people,” Agonoy said. ”Expect our praises on the accomplishments that the 1st Infantry Division will have in the future. Also expect our criticisms on the misconducts of your men while we maintain our balanced reports and commentaries,” Agonoy said. Asst. chief of staff for civil military operations Lt. Col. Samuel L. Leria congratulated the officers and members of TDPC for their continued voluntary service to the media-army undertaking. Division public affairs office (DPAO) chief Capt. Arthur L. Eamiguel thanked the TDPC members for disseminating to the public all the undertakings of the 22



Military-media... from page 21 Division despite the rigor of their personal schedules, work demands and other professional activities. Eamiguel described the efforts of TDPC by quoting US President Abraham Lincoln - “With public sentiment, nothing can fail, without it, nothing can succeed.� The newly installed officers for CY 2011-2013 are

as follows: President, Leah D. Agonoy (Pagadian Times); Vice President for Print, Antonio G. Bayamban (Mindanao Biz News); Vice President for Electronic Media, Hirohito P. Cadion (Frontline Mindanao); Vice President for Broadcast, Lualhati T. Belen (RMN dxPR); Secretary, Gideon C. Corgue (Philippine Information Agency);

Treasurer, Mark Brian U. Laride ( RTVN9); Auditor, Elmer Maghanoy (RMN dxPR); and Board of Directors: Atty. Adolf Leo Boncavil, Vic del Pilar (Hardline News), Charnyl Albaracin (Pagadian Express), Nestor C. Comendador (dxKV FM), and Richard Villaronte (dxDR-Dipolog City). (ALT/GCC-PIA9, ZamboSur)

PNP Inspection Team conducts AGI-ORSITE in Zanorte by Alfonso T. Ruda

DIPOLOG CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA) --The Inspecting Team of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is presently conducting an Annual General Inspection-Operational Readiness Security Inspection and Test Evaluation (AGI-ORSITE) on all police stations throughout the Province of Zamboanga del Norte, including the Provincial Police Office and Provincial Public Safety Company.

AGI-ORSITE, which is an annual undertaking of the PNP will assess and evaluate the capability of the police stations all over the country, to include its manpower and armaments to ensure that peace and order is well taken cared of by competent authorities.


Each Police Station is evaluated and rated based on its accomplishment and its readiness to respond to any crisis situation and capability to protect the local residents against any criminal elements. The inspection team is led by Police Inspector Nestor


Mates from PNP Regional Office 9, based in Zamboanga City; SPO4 Oliver Villanos and PO1 Marlon Elumbaring from the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Office and SPO2 Marilou Jatico from PNP-RO9. (ALT/ATR/PIA9Zambo Norte)

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5th Golden Float Parade depicts Cag. de Oro as the “City of Boom, Blossom and Bloom” by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

GAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Aug. 27 (PIA) – At least 17 floats and 25 drum and bugle corps joined today’s pomp and revelry of the 5th Golden Float Parade Competition, here. Part of the core that accompanied the rangay Bugo, launched events of the 2011 pomp and revelry of by President Benigno Kagay-an Festival, the the floats. S. Aquino III, when floats depicted Ca- City Mayor Vicen- he visited the city, last gayan de Oro City, te Y. Emano with Vice- March. widely known for its Mayor Ceasar Ian Ace- Also being showmoniker, as the “City nas, and the rest of the cased by the floats of boom, blossom and Kagawads of Sangguni- are the different tourbloom!” ang Panglungsod Ka- ist and scenic spots of It is the seat of gawad (Council mem- the city, the foremost the regional center of bers) were in sight to of which is the White Northern Mindanao, greet the fiesta crowd. River Rafting. Mindanao’s largest Majority of the Meanwhile, toeconomy. floats carried minia- day’s float competition The day’s event tures of the different was only one (1) of also provided the pre- buildings and industries the core events of the climax to the city fies- reflecting the econom- 2011 Kagay-an Festita, tomorrow, Aug. 28, ic boom taking place in val, Cagayan de Oro in honor of St. Augus- the city,that included City’s annual festival of tine, the patron saint the fields of business events promoting culiof the city. and commerce, infor- nary, sports, cultured The main thor- mation and technology and trade and touroughfare, Apolinar (IT), among others. ism. Velez and Antonio Luna It also carried min- The festival startSts., in the heart of the iature infrastructure ed with the presentacity, had to be closed and road projects, now tion of the candidates to vehicular traffic to being implemented by for Miss Kagay-an accommodate the civ- the city government, 2011, last Aug. 7, ic-military foot parade like the fly-over in Ba24

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the swim wear/casual wear competition, talent competition, fashion show and coronation on Aug. 13, Aug. 14, Aug. 21 and Aug. 24, respectively. There was also the “Kumbira” (food feast)

competition on Aug. 1719, Halad sa Kalambaguhan, Aug, 21, Kahimunan Trade Fair, Aug. 22-28, P.E. Rhytmic Dance Festival, Aug. 25. Again, there was the Folkloric Dance Competition: “Plowtawo” (Human

Float) and Dance showcase at the Pelaez Sports Center, yesterday, in the morning and the “Kalo” (Hat) and Pyrotechnics Festival at SM Cagayan de Oro City, Aug. 26. (PIA10)

4ID greets Cag. de Oro fiesta revelers/ assures help to maintain peace and order CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, Aug. 27 (PIA) – The 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division (4ID), Philippine Army, will continue helping the city government in facilitating the delivery of basic government services to its farflung barangays.

This assurance came from Maj. Gen. Victor A. Felix, Commander of 4ID, who joins the people of the city in celebrating their City Fiesta, tomorrow, Aug. 28. “We sincerely thank the city which is called as the City of Golden Friendship for being our gracious host and for providing 4I|D and its troopers a home away from

home,” Felix said. “As a sign of gratitude, this command would like to acknowledge the hospitality of the city who looks on us as partner in nation building. The 4ID troopers are committed in helping maintain the peace and order situation, here, in the city,” he also said. “Happy Fiesta and may this jovial

occasion become an opportunity for merry-making, sharing and thanksgiving for all the blessings that the city received in the past year,” Felix said. “Let us all hope and pray that the coming year would be more bountiful and generous for each one of us,” the 4ID Commander said. (4CMO/PIA-10)

Cag. de Oro Police reminds fiesta revelers to be vigilant by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Aug. 27 (PIA) – P/SSupt. Gerardo Rosales, Director of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO), has reminded the city fiesta revelers to be vigilant and not to lower their guard against unscrupulous individuals who might want to take advantage of the fiesta activities.

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long activities that have been lined-up for the Aug. 28 city fiesta celebration, this year. “This could be due to the heightened Police visibility in strategic areas of the city where most people go, like shopping malls, and where the different fiesta events were held, like carnivals, competitions and shows, among others,” he said. He also thanked the augmentation forces from higher headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP), like the Police

Regional Office (PRO) region 10, mobile police forces, newly recruited Police Officers and students taking up Bachelor of Science in Criminology from some schools in the city for their help in manning their Police Visibility centers. “We would always like to prevent the crime from happening and letting the people feel the Police presence would surely help deter crime,” he said Again the COCPO Director advised the revelers, when they set out from their homes

to these areas, to bring just their essential things and not to wear so much jewelry that would invite the attention of the criminals to victimize them. In instances when the revelers would bring their children with them, they must see to it that somebody should take care and watch over the children so they won’t get lost in the crowd to avoid hysterics on the part of the parents, later on, Rosales added. (PIA-10)

Gov’t forces foil rebel attack by 1Lt Jeorge R. Jallorina MEDINA, Misamis Oriental, Aug. 27 (PIA) – Personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has gallantly repelled the attempt of some 30 rebels who tried to overrun the Municipal Police Station (MPS), here, at 5:20 p.m., last Aug. 25. P/Insp. James T. on the enemy side. nist group wounding one Gaylan who headed the Recently, the armed soldier with an undeterPNP personnel success- group were frequent- mined number of casualfully denied the attack ly sighted in the hinter ties on the enemy side. of the rebels, believed to Barangays of Salay and “We have deployed be remnants of Guerilla Sugbongcogon both of immediate reinforceFront 4-b. Misamis Oriental. ment upon knowing our Unfortunately, how- The 8th Infantry PNP counterpart in Meever, the clash resulted (Dependable) Battalion dina was under attack. in one (1) Killed in action (8IB), Philippine Army, Our troops reached vicin(KIA), two (2) wounded was able to initiate three ity Medina MPS but could on the government side (3) armed encounters not directly engage the and one (1) body count against said Commu- rebels sensing that it 26

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would result to collateral damages considering there where several onlookers around,” Lt. Col. Jose Ma. Cuerpo, 8IB Commander, said. Dianne Bolivar, the Mayor’s Secretary, said “We were still at the office when suddenly we heard the gun fires. We immediately kneeled down when few of the rebels entered the office and pointed their guns to me and my colleagues. I cried and beg for our lives.”

Meanwhile, the MPS identified the victims as SPO1 Editho Bayhon, KIA, Spo2 Rene Rombo who was hit in his upper back, right side, and Spo1 Diosdado Sendiong, who was hit in his left arm. The dead body of the rebel was identified by eyewitnesses as a certain Bankaw Langka Ayuma. One (1) M16 rifle, a hand grenade and BF Radios were also recovered by the government

forces after the enemy withdrew aboard three (3) Toyota Hi-ACE Van. So far, the motor vehicles with plate numbers KEG297, KER 702 and POJ 290 used by the rebels were recovered. “The Army and PNP forces are currently pursuing the fleeing enemies. We will continue the pursuit against these criminal group and bring them to justice and answer for the crimes they committed,” Cuerpo added. (8IB/PIA-10)

PDEA-10 destroys seized dangerous drugs by Juliet Cagaanan CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Aug. 27 (PIA) – Some Php1.7 million worth of shabu and Marijuana were destroyed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), regional 10, last Aug. 25. The burning took place at Hall of Justice Ground, here, in accordance with Section 21, Article II of RA 9165, DDB Regulation No. 1, series of 2002 and Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) Regulation No. 1, series of 2007. Based on the inventory report submitted by Regional Director, Roberto S. Opeña of PDEA-10 to PDEA Director General Jose S. Gutierrez Jr., the total seized dangerous drugs consisted of 36,186.72 grams of Marijuana and 0.12 grams of shabu.


These combined volume of dangerous drugs were seized by drug enforcement authorities from various drug cases, which has been filed and submitted to Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 37 and 19, of the Hall of Justice, this city. Present during the burning/destruction of seized illegal drugs, were Jose L. Escobido, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 17, Atty. Charisse Galarrita, Assistant City Prosecutor, Atty. Alvyn Lopena, Public Attorney’s Office (PAO)


Representative and Dr. Simer Belacho, Head, Regulatory Division, Department of Health (DOH). Also present were Leonard Jan U. Lim, Barangay Captain of Barangay 40, this city, Rey D. Pavillar, Deputy Regional Director PDEA-10, P/Sr. Insp. Arnold Bustarde of the Philippine National Police (PNP) other members of the law enforcement agencies, government and non-government organizations and the media. (PDEA/PIA-10)

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One Mindanao - August 27, 2011  

Electronic Newsletter of PIA-Mindanao

One Mindanao - August 27, 2011  

Electronic Newsletter of PIA-Mindanao