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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 : r9_pia@yahoo.com mimibern17@yahoo.com Skype : hnb_r9pia

• DSWD and DPWH to launch ‘Trabahong Lansangan ng Programang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino’ • DOH health caravan rolls out services • New DOT chief calls for support on tourism efforts

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 : pia10_pd@yahoo.com r10_pia@yahoo.com rutchiecabahug@yahoo.com

Western Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula) • Enhanced ARMM power, resources part of peace formula proposed to MILF • ZamboSur dad calls on public to support law enforcers to eradicate lawlessness • Zambo city to give vehicles, pump boats to 98 barangays • ‘Walk for humanity’ gains support from all sectors of society • Dugang health workers kuhaon sa DOH para sa RN HEALS

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 : efelbanbuena@yahoo.com

Northern Mindanao • RTWPB-X, MUST ink MOA to promote productivity values among students • PhilHealth’s new case rate packages starts Sept. 1 • 7 more illegal-drugs trade suspects fall • Cebuano News: Konsehal Siao mipasi-ugda sa 1st BFF Hinterland Basketball League • Cebuano News: LFCCC midonar og lima ka motorsiklo sa ICPO

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 : r12_pia@yahoo.com pia_xii@yahoo.com

Southern Mindanao (Davao Region) • DavSur public high school gets Korean assistance • Household help convicted for illegaldrug possession • Cebuano News: Gov. Uy: USWAG-GK Villages libre gihapon sa semilyang tilapia ug hito • 4th Family Health Fair sa Maco gisaulog • Gov. Uy saludo sa adbokasiyang ‘Tuwid na Daan’ ni PNoy, honesty ug integrity sa Pangulo “beyond question”

Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga)

Central Mindanao (SOCSKSARGEN)

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: piacaraga@gmail.com pia_caraga@yahoo.com,ph

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Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga) • Butuan V-Mayor convenes environment council • Cebuano News: Independent committee gimugna aron manguna sa negosasyon para sa luwas nga pagbuhi kay Mayor Dano • Cebuano News: Launching sa ‘JYes Kontra Droga’ sa Tandag City, gitambungan ni PDEA Dir. Gen Usec Jose Gutierrez Jr • Cebuano News: Padayong giimbestigahan sa kapulisan ang pag sunog sa rebeldeng NPA sa sawmill ug backhoe sa Agusan del Sur • Cebuano News: Number 16 most wanted sa Caraga region, nadakpan na

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DSWD and DPWH to launch ‘Trabahong Lansangan ng Programang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino’


ood news for the beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) as the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Public Works and Highways will be launching on Monday (September 5), a program aimed to provide them with guaranteed employment. Presidential Deputy Spokesperson Abigail Valte said that the launching of the program, dubbed as “Trabahong Lansangan ng Programang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino,” will be held at Barangay 649, District 5, Baseco Compound Covered Court, in Tondo, Manila. Through this joint project of the DSWD and the DPWH, according to Valte, the beneficiaries of the 4Ps, popularly known as Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, will be given guaranteed

employment. “Ito po ay isang five-year program na ang tina-target po ay magbigay ng employment sa mga beneficiaries ng ating CCT program,” Valte said during an interview over government-run station, dzRB. “So iyong mga benepisyaryo natin, apart from the stipend, mabibigyan sila ng livelihood. At least natutulungan natin silang maiahon iyong kanilang estado sa buhay sa pagbibigay po sa kanila ng trabaho,” she added. Social Welfare and

Development Secretary Corazon Soliman and Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the launching of the program. The MOU provides that the DPWH will employ CCT beneficiaries for its unskilled labor needs from this year until 2016. The beneficiaries will be employed for landslide maintenance, road maintenance, declogging of drainage laterals, and street sweeping. For this year, some 4

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DSWD and DPWH.. from page 3

2,155 CCT households will be hired under the joint project with about 400 beneficiaries will be hired by DPWH-

NCR. Besides signing of the agreement, the two newly organized Self Employment Assistance–Kaunlaran

( S E A- K ) associat i o n s i n To n d o w i l l likewise receive livelihood capital assistance. (CO)

DOH health caravan rolls out services by Jerome Carlo R. Paunan‫‏‬

MANILA, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) promotion caravan finished its seventh leg of visiting remote communities in the provinces; this time, it rolled out health services in Compostela Valley over the weekend, a statement said. Dubbed as “Lakbay Kalusugan” (LBK), Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona said the caravan provided health information and services to over 1,500 indigent residents of Maco municipality. The LBK’s visit to Compostela Valley is timely as every Sept. 3 since 2008 is Family Health Day in the province, which awaits various health events for the people. The LBK, which features a bus that is customized as a maternal and child health and consultation clinic, gave participating indigent residents a whole


day of entertainmenteducation activities. This includes interactive health exhibit, health classes on safe motherhood, child health and nutrition, and family planning, as well as a variety show of videoke songs and dances, as in a typical Filipino fiesta set-up. “Health is a priority. Having a healthy lifestyle begins by having the right information to influence the right behavior,” Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy said. Uy noted the importance of pre-natal care and safe delivery for mothers, breast-


feeding, complete immunization for children, and birth spacing of three to five years. LBK started its national trip in March in Capas, Tarlac, and has since then visited the provinces of Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Negros Occidental, Bohol, and Bukidnon. After Compostela Valley, the LBK will go to South Cotabato, Zamboanga del Norte, and Maguindanao. LBK aims to complete this year the delivery of information and services directly to over 20,000 people. (DOH/RJB/ JCP-PIA NCR) Sunday, September 4, 2011

New DOT chief calls for support on tourism efforts by Jerome Carlo R. Paunan‫‏‬ Jimenez also underscored the important role of the citizenry in promoting the tourism programs the government. Jimenez was personally chosen for the tourism top post by President Benigno S. Aquino III after former DOT chief Alberto Lim resigned. He said that as the new tourism chief, his job challenges him to generate employment by increasing the number of tourist influx in the country. “Ang turismo po ay negosyo ng taumbayan… as such its ultimate goal is not merely to improve statistics on tourist arrivals, its real goal is to generate fulfilling and profitable income and employment for our people in an area of endeavor where Filipinos tend to excel,” Jimenez said. He said his expertise in marketing communication will help a lot in promoting the Philippines as a tourism hot spot. “I have much to contribute in terms of

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bringing strategic discipline to the challenge of promoting and developing the Philippines as one of the world’s most exciting destination brands,” Jimenez said. Jimenez also vowed to exert all his creative juices in promoting the country to the rest of the world, taking part of the Aquino government’s goal of effecting progress and development to the country. “I will do my best to make tourism a hallmark of President Aquino’s drive to bring our people to the road… to a richer and prouder future,” Jimenez noted. “We are one of the top 10 most beautiful countries in the world, there is no reason we can’t succeed,” he said. President Aquino confirmed the appointment of Jimenez to the tourism post during his tete-a-tete with Filipino reporters at the China World Hotel Wednesday night at the sidelines of his state visit in China.

Jimenez is currently the senior consultant and joint chief executive officer of WOO (Winning Over Obstacles) Consultants with his wife Annabelle “Abby” Lee-Jimenez. He helped build JimenezBasic Advertising into the largest creative advertising agency in the country during his stint as joint CEO from 1989 to 2008. His work at the agency has been closely associated with the rise of Philippine brands such as Jollibee, Selecta Ice Cream, Safeguard, San Miguel, Cebu Pacific, and Ivory Soap, among others. Prior to that, he was vice-president and executive creative director at Ace-Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising from 1988 to 1989. Jimenez studied at the University of the Philippines (UP) from elementary school to college. He majored in visual communications at the UP College of Fine Arts. (RJB/JCP-PIA NCR)



Enhanced ARMM power, resources part of peace formula proposed to MILF ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Sept. 4 (PIA) -– Government peace panel chairman Marvic Leonen pointed out at a press conference recently in Cotabato city that an enhanced power and resources for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) forms part of the peace formula offered to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The Bureau of Public Information reveals that Leonen said the enhancement of power and resources of the ARMM’s autonomy forms part of the government’s “threein-one” peace formula it submitted on August 22 to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) negotiating group as proposed solution to the decades-old Mindanao conflict. Recognizing the problems and challenges in the administration of the ARMM and seeing the progress espoused by the short-stint Adiong administration, Leonen pointed out that the socalled “failed autonomy”

in ARMM was applicable only “in the past.” Lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, ARMM executive secretary said that despite such challenges, their brief transitory administration has rigorously achieved a number of accomplishments in a fashion that drew enhanced assistance of foreign donor institutions. “We have proven that even minimal power and resources, administrators in ARMM can still do improvements through convergent and relentless efforts,” Sinarimbo stressed. In a power point presentation, Sinarimbo

unveiled at the recent episode of the weekly “Tapatan sa ARMM” media forum the root causes of the region’s snail-paced growth. In his presentation entitled “Realities in the ARMM and the Way to ARMM Reform,” Sinarimbo put inadequate budget and lack of fiscal autonomy of the region on top of the list of challenges besetting development interventions in the area. “This is an honest assessment from the time I started working here until the time I (will) leave,” Sinarimbo said, referring to his power-point presenta7



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Enhanced ARMM... from page 6 tion that is based on his consistent exposures of problems in the autonomous governance. Sinarimbo is one of the first appointees of Acting ARMM Governor Ansaruddin AlontoAdiong, the elected vice governor who was installed to office on Dec. 14, 2009 upon the suspension and detention of Regional Governor Zaldy Ampatuan in connection with the Maguindanao massacre of Nov. 23 that same year. Over all, Sinarimbo hopes that the national government and agencies concerned will take a serious look at its fiscal policies on ARMM that may have deter the development of the region. He lamented that contrary to lingering pub-

lic perception that ARMM is pampered financially, major line agencies in the area of autonomy region like the DepEd, DENR, and DILG receive annual budgets lesser than their counterparts in all the country’s administrative regions. Moreover, Sinarimbo expressed hope that the incoming OICs in ARMM would be resourceful and innovative in their transitory administration because “if we rely on government money, we will have a sad story until 2013.” Sinarimbo said the ARMM must be viewed not just as an extension of the national government in the delivery of services but should also be transformed into a legitimate and legal platform of expressing the

right to self-determination. “Beyond service delivery, it (ARMM) must equally identify itself with the legitimate aspirations of its people. Otherwise, it will continue to be viewed as an instrument of neocolonialism and remain alienated from its people,” he said. Adiong and his coterminus appointees alongside other regional elected officials will bow out of office on September 30 and be succeeded by officers-in-charge to be installed by President Aquino the next day pursuant to R.A. 13153, which defers the Aug. 8, 2011 elections and allows the President to appoint caretakers until 2013. (JPA/AGM/ RVC-PIA9 BaSulTa)

ZamboSur dad calls on public to support law enforcers to eradicate lawlessness by Gideon C. Corgue

PAGADIAN CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA) -– “ Let us all unite, renew our commitment and strengthen all ties as we stand and support law enforcers in eradicating lawlessness for the benefit and welfare of the new generation.” 8 Sunday, September 4, 2011



ZamboSur dad... from page 7 Thus declared Zamboanga del Sur governor Antonio H. Cerilles in his keynote address delivered by 1st district board member Ernesto Mondarte during the kick-off ceremonies of the 17th National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) at the Amusement and Events Center recently. Cerilles in his message said with the government’s sincere desire to end lawlessness in the province especially the society’s menace--illegal drugs, he led the creation of Task Force Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Sea Piracy. “Being the chairman of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), I initiated the move of passing a resolution to create Task Force Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Sea Piracy to put an end to criminalities” Cerilles said. Cerilles was pleased that this year’s theme was well chosen saying that it depicts deep concern of every


Filipino especially the Zambosurians to intensify campaign against all forms of criminalities, such as drug addiction, kidnapping, sea piracy , extortion, holdupping, rape, and other forms of lawlessness. The chief executive commended the PNP especially the Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office headed by P/Sr Supt. Jose Bayani Gucela for its consistent efforts in combating and in supporting the programs of the provincial government. Meanwhile, Napolcom9 regional director Atty. Joseph D. Gonzalo said “one of the best ways to fight crime is to deter crime”. “In preventing the crime to occur, we have to deny the three elements: the intent, capability and opportunity” Gonzalo explained. Anchored on this year’s slogan “Knock Out Crime”, Gonzalo said “I urged ev eryone to have the spir-


it of the world’s great boxer Manny Pacquiao who used to knock-out his opponents in a canvass with his powerful fists. “We have to have Manny Pacquiao’s spirit. It’s better that we will knock out crime not on the last hour but on the first 3 seconds on the first round. By doing this, we will deny the opportunity to the would-be criminals and on that manner we are practicing crime prevention.” Gonzalo opined. Among those who attended the event were Bureau of Fire Protection regional director F/ Sr. Supt. Mario Timonera, PNP provincial director P/Sr. Supt. Jose Bayani L. Gucela, City PNP director P/Supt. Primitivo L. Lorenzo Jr., City jail warden J/Supt. Mamerto Baroro, City local government operations officer Paulina Gadiano, Zamboanga del Sur National High School principal Roberto Bibanco. (JPA/GCC/ PIA9-Pagadian) Sunday, September 4, 2011

Zambo city to give vehicles, pump boats to 98 barangays by Jocelyn P. Alvarez Zamboanga City, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- To better respond to emergencies and criminality in every barangay, the City Government is planning to arm all of the city’s 98 barangays with vehicles and pump boats before the end of 2013. Mayor Celso Lobregat recently made this announcement of the city government’s intention to purchase vehicles for the 90 barangays in the mainland and 8 pump boats for the island barangays. City Council Chairman on Committee on Appropriation revealed the city has already earmarked some P14.2 million as proposed budget appropriation for the purchase of 14

pick-up for the first batch of vehicles for the barangays. He clarified that the intention to purchase vehicles for the 98 barangays is a continuing appropriation before the chief executive’s term ends in 2013. To date, the continuing allocation for the purpose has reached P50million. Guingona said since last year, the city

has been allocating funds for the purchase of vehicles for the barangays. Guingona said the latest proposed allocation of P14.2 million for the purpose has already passed first reading. He hopes his colleagues in the city council will support its passage in the third and final reading in the next council session. (JPA/PIA 9-Zambo City)

‘Walk for humanity” gains support from all sectors of society by Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, September 4 (PIA) – Over 2,000 participants from 31 contingents of the national government agencies, local government units, academe and non-governmental organizations have joined the ‘walk for humanity’ on Saturday at Plaza Luz here.

The event was Red Cross (PNRC), ter. organized by the Zamboanga del Sur- Clad in their jogPhilippine National Pagadian City chap- ging, shorts, and t10

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“Walk for humanity”... from page 9

shirts, the participants walked through the major streets in the city carrying along with them their respective streamer displaying their support to the said event. Board of director chairman Dr. Reynaldo S. Ortiz in his message said, the event was held in observance of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) month. “We are here because we are supporting the celebration of the IHL month,” Ortiz announced. Ortiz, who was giving a brief background of the celebration said countries in the world gave full respect to the IHL , often referred to as the laws of war, the laws and customs of war or the law of armed conflict.

“During the war, when the surrendered enemies hold white flag they won’t be killed, instead they will be treated humanely and be protected against violence and intimidation,” Ortiz explained. Aside from raising awareness on the importance of IHL, Ortiz said the event has encouraged the public to support PNRC’s mission of serving lives by way of donating blood. “When you donate your blood, you save countless lives,” Ortiz assured the public. The BOD’s chairman said the ‘walk for humanity’ , the highlight of the celebration conducted by the local chapter was to raise funds for the purchase of

one (1) set 40 KVA generator adding that the blood processing equipments: refrigerated centrifuge, plasma freezer, platelet agitator and blood mixer donated by the Department of Health (DoH) will soon be acquired by the local chapter. “These equipments are needing the generator set in processing blood.” Ortiz added. Meanwhile, donors and supporters who were constantly supporting to the blood services program of the chapter were given due recognition in an awarding ceremony. The three (3) blood galloners namely: Charlemagne M. Lopez. Spigi Aupil J. Manongas, and Renier A. Bangona were given certificates of 10



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appreciation, pins and cards. The 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division and the 5th (Duty-Bound) Battallion were also given plaques of ap-

preciation, and Guipos-LGU and different schools and colleges received the same certificate. Provincial chapter administrator

Hildaliza F. Munoz disclosed that a total of P24,028.00 was raised during the event. (GCC/ PIA9-Pagadian)

Dugang health workers kuhaon sa DOH para sa RN HEALS ni Alfonso T. Ruda DIPOLOG CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA)—Ang gobyerno mokuha ug dugang 12 mil ka mga health workers sama sa nars, mananabang ug mga mananambal ilalom sa Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service sa Department of Health aron makatagamtam ang kabus nga mga komunidad ug serbisyong medikal gikan sa gobyerno.

Matod pa ni Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona, ang pagkuha ug dugang health workers ilalom sa RN HEALS program, pormal nga ipahibalo ni Presidente Benigno Aquino III sa umaabot nga mga semana. Mahinumdoman, nga una nang nagkuha ang DOH ug 10 mil ka mga nars ilalom sa maong programa, unom ka bulan na Sunday, September 4, 2011

ang nakalabay. Ang RN HEALS nga nag-empleyo ug mga nars sa kabus nga mga komunidad nagtumong nga mapa-abot sa tanang mga Filipino nga giila sa DOH ug Department of Social Welfare and Development ang gikinahanglang serbisyong medikal. Ang programa nga gitabangan pagpatuman sa nasudnon ug lokal nga pangag-

amhanan gilaumang makatubag sa kakulang ug mga makinaadmanon ug mga nars nga duna nay hataas nga kasinatian aron magsilbi sulod sa usa ka tuig sa 1,221 ka mga barangay sa nagkalain-laing bahin sa nasod nga halos wala makatagamtam o wa-gyud makatagamtam ug serbisyong medikal gikan sa gobyerno. (ATR/ PIA9-Zambo Norte)



RTWPB-X, MUST ink MOA to promote productivity values among students by Odette Leh V. Caragos

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board, region 10 (RTWPB-X) and the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) partnership of promoting productivity to students and would-be-entrants to the labor force have been formalized. This, after the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to instill basic productivity values among students making them aware of such, practice them and put them to use when they join the world-of-work was signed by the following: Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras, MUST President, represented by Dr. Juana Consuelo Dela Rama, MUST VicePresident for Student Affairs and RTWPB-X led by its Chairperson, Atty. Alan M. Macaraya, Regional Director of the Department of


Labor and Employment (DOLE), region 10, with the confirmation/concurred by The MOA signing took place during the recent visit, here, of DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz. Thus, the MOA paves the way to promote DOLE programs to in-school-youth (ISY) like: Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES), Youth Entrepreneurship – Youth Employability (YE-YE), Summer Program for Employment of Students (SPES) and other livelihood


programs encouraging entrepreneurship among the youth. The MOA signing culminated with the exchange of signed MOA between DOLE Secretary Baldoz and Dr. dela Rama as a gesture of commitment and mutual support. Meanwhile, the DOLE Secretary said the MOA can also be replicated by other stae universities and colleges (SUCs) through the Guidance N e t w o r k-X . (RTWPB-X/PIA-10)

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PhilHealth’s new case rate packages starts Sept. 1 by Merlyn H. Ybañez CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Sept. 4 (PIA) – The new case rate packages for selected medical conditions and surgical procedures is now available in institutional health care facilities accredited by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), starting Sept. 1,. this year. This was bared by Datu Masuding Alonto, Vice President for PhilHealth, Northern Mindanao, who said the shift from fee-forservice to case rates for these medical and surgical cases was prompted by developments taking place in the health care industry. “Most notable of these developments is the need to provide optimal financial risk protection, especially, to the most vulnerable groups, including the poorest of the poor,” he said. Alonto also said that it is the opinion of the PhilHealth President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rey B. Aquino, that better

member appreciation and faster reimbursement of fees to health care providers were also among the major considerations for introducing this new type of provider payment scheme. Meanwhile the PhilHealth CEO said the use of case rates is an internationally accepted payment mechanism that serves to package payment for health interventions. Through this mechanism, members will be able to predict how much PhilHealth will be paying for each of the services provided and empowered with just the right amount of information he needs for a

particular disease or illness. Among the medical cases and the corresponding package rates are Dengue I Php8,000, Dengue II, Php16,000, Pneumonia I, Php15,000, Pneumonia II, Php32,000, and Essential Hypertension, Php9,000. Cerebral Infarction (CVA I), Php28,000, Cerebro-vascular Accident with Hemorrhage (CVA II, Php38,000, Acute Gastroenteritis , Php6,000, Asthma, Php9,000, Typhoid Fever, Php14,000, and Newborn Care Package in Hospitals and Lying-in clinics, Php1,750. Surgical procedures including Ra14

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PhilHealth’s new... from page 13 diotherapy, Php3,000 per session, Hemodialysis , Php4,000 per session, Maternity Care Package (MCP), Php8,000, coupled with the Normal Spontaneous Delivery (NSD) Package in Level 1, Php8,000 and Levels 2-4 hospitals, Php6,500. Caesarian Section, Php19,000, A p p e n d e c t o m y, Php24,000.00, C h o l e c y s t e c t o m y, Php31,000, Dilatation and Curettage, Php11,000, Thyroidectomy, Php31,000, H e r n i o r r h a p h y, Php21,000, Mastectomy, Php22,000, Hysterectomy, Php30,000 and Cataract Surgery,

Php16,000. However, the “No Balance Billing” (NBB) policy, meaning no other fees nor expenses shall be charged to or paid for by the patient-member above and beyond the package rate, applies to the Sponsored Program members who are admitted in government hospitals. The NBB policy shall also apply to any other member type, such as, the employed, individually paying and overseas workers, who will avail themselves of the MCP and NCP in all accredited MCP non-hospital providers, such as, maternity clinics, and

birthing homes. This policy was approved after a series of consultations with concerned medical societies and other institutional partners. These conditions and procedures were also among the top 49 percent of total claims PhilHealth paid for over the previous years. With all of these packages in place, the government agency needs about Php3 billion in the next six (6) to 12 months once members start availing themselves of the packages early this month. (PhilHealth/PIA10)

7 more illegal-drugs trade suspects fall by Juliet Cagaanan MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, Sept. 4 (PIA) – At least seven (7) more suspects were arrested by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), region 10, in line with its relentless drive to fight the illegal-drug trades.




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7 more... from page 14 This was bared by Regional Director Roberto S. Ope単a of PDEA-10, who said all the arrests resulted after successful buy-bust operations were conducted by his personnel, the instances and places of which are as follows: Around 12:00 midnight, last Sept. 2, in Barangay Casisang, Malaybalay City, that led to the arrest of Felipe N. Butal, Jr., a resident of Sinabuagan, Valencia City. Butal was arrested after selling one (1) piece, regular size transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu to a PDEA undercover agent. Recovered from his possession and control were one (1)

piece, each, of small, medium and large size heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu. Also arrested during the operation were: Emilio M. Gempisao, who yielded one (1) piece, small size heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet suspected to be shabu found inside his wallet and three (3) others, namely, Nelson C. Ernabe, Jr. and Edwin N. Rebollido, both residing at Purok 5, Barangay Casisang, Malaybalay City,and Eugene S. Flores of Purok 1-B, Maramag, Bukidnon. Further, that day, Sept. 2, another successful buybust operation was conducted by PDEA-

10 in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental around 2:00 p.m., which led to the arrest of Rogelio C. Serojales a.ka.a. Tatay, male, 65 years old, jobless. Arrested with Tatay was Juanita G. Goyenoche, a.k.a. Nita, his live-in partner, female, 42 years old, married, jobless, both were residents of Purok 4, Saray, Iligan City. They were arrested after conniving to sell one (1) piece heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu. Recovered from Tatay was one (1) piece large size heatsealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu. 16

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7 more... from page 15 Also recovered from Nita’s possession and control were: four (4) pieces small size and three (3) pieces medium size heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu. The confiscat-

ed drug evidences of both operations were brought to the nearest PNP Crime Laboratory in their respective places for comprehensive examinations while arrested suspects were temporarily detained at PNP Detention Cell, Malaybalay City and

PDEA-10 jail facility for proper disposition. OpeĂąa said

cases of violation of RA 9165 are now being prepared for filing appropriate charges in court against the suspects. (PDEA/ PIA-10)

Cebuano News: Konsehal Siao mipasi-ugda sa 1st BFF Hinterland Basketball League by Melvin T. Anggot

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- Nagmalampuson ang labing unang Builders for the Future (BFF) Hinterland Basketball League nga gipasiugdahan ni City Councilor Frederick Siao, bag-ohay pa lamang, didto sa Gymnasium sa Barangay Kabacsanan, ning siyudad. G i s a l m u t a n Tumong sa ma- pag-promote sa ang maong tor- ong kalihukan ang panagsandurot sa neo sa unom ka pagdiskobre sa mga mga kabatan-onan mga bukirang ba- talento sa dulang sa nahisgutan nga rangay sakop ning basketball didto sa mga dapit. dakbayan sama kabukiran dungan M i g u l a n g sa Bonbonon, Bu- ang paghatag kalin- kampeon sa tornawan, Digkilaan, gawan sa katawhan neo mao ang team Hindang, Kabac- nga mahiligon sa gikan sa Bunawan sanan ug Mainit. maong dula ug nga midawat sa 17



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Cebuano News: Konsehal... from page 16

ganting tres mil pesos cash ug trophy. Sa ikaduhang dapit mao ang Bonbonon nga midawat sa ganting dos mil pesos cash ug trophy, samtang sa ikatulong dapit mao ang Kabacsanan nga

midawat sa ganting salapi nga usa ka libo ug trophy. Aduna usa’y gitunol nga tag-500 pesos nga consolation prize ngadto sa tulo ka mga teams nga anaa sa ikaupat ngadto sa ika-

unom nga dapit. Kabahin ang nasangpit nga torneo sa daghang mga programa ilalom sa Builders for the Future (BFF) Program sa buhatan ni Konsehal Siao. (CIO/ PIA-10)

Cebuano News: LFCCC midonar og lima ka motorsiklo sa ICPO by Melvin T. Anggot ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Nor te, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- Pormal nang nadawat sa Iligan City Police Office (ICPO) ang lima (5) ka mga bag-ong Honda XRM 125 motorcycles nga gidonar sa Lanao-Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce (LFCCC). Usa ka seremonya ang napahigayon alang niini atol sa flag raising program didto sa Camp Tomas Cabili sa Barangay Tipanoy, bag-ohay pa lamang, nga gipangunahan mismo sa mga opisyal sa LFCCC ubos sa Sunday, September 4, 2011

pagpangulo ni Atty. Dominic Siao. Gisaksihan usab ang maong okasyon nila ni Vice Mayor Henry ug City Councilor Frederick Siao nga parehong mga board members sa nasangpit nga kahugpongan sa mga negosyan-

teng tsinoy dinhi sa atong dapit. Tinguha sa LFCCC nga mahatagan og dugang kahimanan sa mobilisasyon ang lima (5) ka police community precincts ilalom sa kamandoan sa ICPO. (CIO/ PIA-10)



DavSur public high school gets Korean assistance by Carina L. Cayon DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Sept. 04 (PIA) – A Korean Missionary has been assisting a three-year operating public secondary school here with financial support for the latter’s infrastructure improvement. Korean Missionary Inho Park has provided funding for the ongoing construction of concrete walls for the ten classrooms of Cagas-Alo National High School-Matti Annex in Digos City. The missionary has also pledged to donate P10,000 every month to aid for the construction of the school library, and to teach Korean language to the teachers and students. According to Davao del Sur provincial information office, the school has enrolled more than 400 students this school year based from the report of school-incharge Imelda Cardines.


Cagas-Alo National High School-Matti Annex started operating in 2008 in a two-hectare area in Barangay Matti through the personal financial support of Governor Douglas Ra. Cagas who has always been thankful for the Korean Missionary’s assistance. Aside from the personal support of the governor, the provincial government has also allocated P1.2 million for the school’s operations, the PIO stated. Currently, the school has ten sections from first year to fourth year, with 15 teachers. The PIO said providing education services


for the youth in the province is part of the core program of Gov. Cagas called IHELP +++ which stands for infrastructures, health, education and livelihood projects. The plus symbols represent the expansion of the program to other services like tourism, agriculture and socialized housing as part of the priorities in the province for the governor’s second term. Gov. Cagas is molding Davao del Sur to be an agro-industrial, commercial and eco-tourism area in the country. (PIA-11/ Carina L. Cayon)

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Household help convicted for illegal drug possession DAVAO CITY, Sept. 04 (PIA) – For possessing marijuana leaves, a household help would at least stay 12 years in jail. Dave Martinez, 33, of Panabo City, Davao del Norte was sentenced to suffer the penalty of 12 years and one day to 14 years imprisonment last August 5 for illegal drugs possession. Judge Rowena Apao Adlawan, presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 30 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, also ordered Martinez to pay a fine of Php 300,000.00. Martinez, married and a resident of Purok 1 in Brgy. San Antonio, Panabo City was arrested on January 24, 2007 in Tagum City by police officers SPO1 Richie Nala, PO3 Sunday, September 4, 2011

Divina Agocoy and PO1 Dexter Odi. Recovered from the possession and control of Martinez were six packs of dried marijuana leaves all wrapped in a news paper weighing 18 grams. Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr., director general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, stressed out that the collaborative efforts of the different pillars of the criminal justice system such as the law enforcement, prosecution, court and the community was the key in the successful trial of all drug perpetrators operating in the

Region. “They will not put to justice, if it is not for the people’s continued vigilance and cooperation. These are positive indicators that they are actively participating in our anti-drug campaign. Let us work hand in hand to drive out the menace of drug abuse in our country,” Gutierrez said. The PDEA official urged the public to report illegal drug activities in their communities, through call or text to PDEA Regional Office-11 hotlines at 082-2223045, 09395433405, 09158362599 or 09331481387. (PDEA-11)



Gov. Uy: USWAG-GK Villages libre gihapon sa semilyang tilapia ug hito NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley, Sept. 04 (PIA) – Puno sa kalipay ang mga GK Homeowners sa Bansilaw USWAG GK Village sa Libuton, Monkayo, samtang ilang gitabangan pagharvest ang gipadagko nga mga tilapia ug hito diha sa usa ka 600sq.m.-fishpond nga gitabangan pagbuhat sa Provincial LGU sa Compostela Valley ug sa LGU Monkayo.

Ang maong fishpond adunay duha ka mga compartments diin usa niini maoy gibutangan sa mga tilapia ug ang laing usa sa mga hito. Matud ni Fishery Division Chief Ronald Sibayan sa Provincial Agriculturist Office (PAGRO), nga gikan sa probinsiya ang semilya sa mga tilapia. Kini gihatag ni Gov. Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy sa mga GK Homeowners pinaagi sa stocking nga malampusong gihimo sa mga Staff sa Fishery Division sa PAGRO niadtong katapusang


semana sa Disyembre 2010. Samtang ang stocking sa mga semilyang hito nahitabo kapin tulo ka bulan ang milabay. 1,000 ka semilyang hito ang gihatag sa probinsiya, ug 2,000 usab maoy gihatag ni Mayor Brillantes pinaagi sa MAGRO Monkayo. Ang harvest nahitabo niadtong Agusto 31,2011 atol sa gihimong opening sa usa ka Week Long nga pagselebrar sa Kariyawan Festival sa Monkayo. Niadtong adlawa mihatag usab sa iyang


State of the Municipal Address (SOMA) si Mayor Manuel Brillantes Jr. nga gitambongan nila ni Gov. Uy, Vice Gov. Ramil Gentugaya, Cong. Maricar Apsay, ug mga SP Members nga sila si SP Members Neri Barte, Joselito Brillantes, Heracleo Codilla, ug Josielyn Romano. Sayo sa buntag niadtong adlawa didto si Gov. Uy sa Bansilaw USWAG GK Village aron sakisihan ang gihimong Harvest sa binuhing mga Tilapia ug Hito nga gipadagko sa mga 21

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GK Homeowners sa ilang fishpond. Ang gobernador ug mga kauban ilang gidalitan sa mga dagkong tilapia nga giprito, ug sa mga dagkong hito nga gisugba uban sa linung-ag nga kamote ug balanghoy panahon sa gihimong salusalo sayo sa buntag samtang nagpadayon ang ilang harvest. Gipasabot ni

Sibayan nga kadtong initial harvest pa lamang diin ilang gipili pagpanguha kadtong duna nay igong gidak-on, nga maoy ilang gi-display sa Monkayo panahon sa dul-an usa ka semanang pagselebrar sa Kariyawan Festival sa lungsod. Luyo niini, gipahibalo usab ni Gov. Uy nga magpadayon

ang probinsiya sa paghatag ug libreng semilya sa Tilapia ug Hito ngadto sa tanang mga GK Villages alang sa katuyoang pagkaon sa lamesa sa mga GK beneficiaries matagadlaw diha sa mga USWAG GK Vllages sa Compostela Valley. (IDS-Comval/ Gilbert Cabahug)

4th Family Health Fair sa Maco gisaulog NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley, Sept. 04 (PIA) – Sila si Gov. Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy ug Mayor Carlos Voltaire Rimando maoy nangulo sa bag-o nahumang selebrasyon sa 4th Family Health Fair sa Maco nga gisugdan sa Septyembre 2-3, 2011.

Gipasabot ni PHO Chief Dr. Renato Basañez nga ang Family Health Fair sa Compostela Valley gisugdan pagselebrar sa kapitolyo niadtong nakalabayng 2008. Kini human nga gideSunday, September 4, 2011

klara ni Gov. Uy nga Family Health Day ang Septyembre 3 matag tuig pinaagi sa Executive Order no.036-2008 nga iyang gipagula niadtong Septyembre 4, 2008.

Ikaduhang pagselebrar niini gihimo diha sa Nabunturan Gymnasium, sa Sept.2 ug 3 sa nakalabayng 2009. Ang ikatulong pagselebrar nahitabo sa Montevista Covered Court




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sa mao gihapong bulan sa nakalabayng 2010. Pinaagi sa Family Health Fair, matud ni Dr. Basa単ez nga mapasundayag sa probinsiya ang lainlaing serbisyo sa panglawas nga padayong gihatag sa mga katawhan nga libre diha sa mga kabaranggayan. Panahon sa pagsaulog sa 4th Family Health Fair sa Maco, adunay mga Health Booths nga gibuksan aron ipaila sa mga katawhan ang pipila ka mga Health Programs sa probinsiya nga nagtumong sa maayong panglawas sa mga inahan ug mga kabataan. Pipila niini 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 gishowcase nga mga Health Programs sa probinsiya mao ang Expanded Program on Immunization, ang TB Program, Dental Sevices, ug uban pa. Apan panahon sa 4th Family Health Fair mas napalapdan pa ang mga serbisyo sa panglawas nga gitunol sa mga katawhan nga libre. Kini sa rason nga gawas sa 11 ka mga RHUs nga maoy regular nga katabang sa probinsiya sa pagdumala sa maong selebrasyon, nahimong katabang usab karon ang USAID ug DOH nga maoy mihatag


ug dugang serbisyo sa panglawas nga libre pinaagi sa programang Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan. Sa unang adlaw pa lamang sa 4th Family Health Fair aduna nay mokabat 1,163 ang nakabenepisyo sa lbreng serbisyo sa panglawas nga gitabangan pagtunol sa Provincial Health Office (PHO), 11 ka mga RHUs, DOH, USAID ug sa mga Private Partners nga gilangkoban sa St. Augustine Mining Corporation, Apex Mining, DACECO Wood Industries, Therma Marines, Maco Agri-Ventures, SUMIFRU, ug sa DOLE STANFILCO, Filipinas Shell Foundation, NICO, Marsman, SMART, Alcantara and Sons ug uban pa. (IDS-Comval/ Gilbert Cabahug) Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cebuano News: Gov. Uy saludo sa adbokasiyang ‘Tuwid na Daan’ ni PNoy, honesty ug integrity sa Pangulo “beyond question” NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley, Sept. 04 (PIA) – Saludo gyod si Gov. Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy sa adbokasiyang “Tuwid na Daan” ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino-III, ug hugot ang iyang pagtuo nga mas molambo ang nasud ilalom sa administrasyong Aquino sa rason nga beyond question ang honesty ug integrity sa pangulo. Kini ang pamahayag ni Gov. Uy panahon sa iyang paghatag og Weekly Report sa kapitolyo atol sa Convocation Program sa mga empleyado niadtong Agosto 22. Gipahibalo usab sa Gobernador nga bisan nag-una sa iyang kasing-kasing ang iyang Programa nga mao ang paghatag og libreng balay sa mga kabus ilalom sa USWAG Gawad Kalinga, apan wala siya makatambong sa Opening Program sa 8thBayani Challenge nga mao ang dungan nga pagtukod sa 40 ka mga balay sa Pantukan niadtong Agusto 19 tungod sa imbitaSunday, September 4, 2011

syon sa Pangulo. Hinuon iyang natambongan, ug sila gyod ni Mayor Tok Sarenes maoy nangulo sa bag-o nahumang unveiling (pag-abli) sa Lambo Pantukan, Uswag GK Village Landmark diha sa Townsite, Brgy. King-king niadtong Agusto 21. Sa mokabat 40 ka mga balay nga gitukod pagdungan, napulo niini ang gihatag sa gobernador. Mismong ang mga empleyado sa kapitolyo maoy nagtabang sa pagtukod niini atol sa 8th USWAG GK Bayani Challenge sa Pantukan. Gipasabot sa gobernador nga ma-

puslanon gyod kaayo ang iyang lakaw didto sa kauluhan tungod kay iyang gitambongan ang usa ka Orientation Seminar sa Liberal Party, ug ang pangulo mismo maoy nag-imbitar kaniya sa pag-apil sa maong Orientation Seminar sa LP. Iyang nakauban sa bag-o nahumang Orientation Seminar sa LP ang pipila ka mga kongresista, ug sila si Gov. Oscar S. Moreno sa Misamis Oriental ug si Gov. Sol F. Matugas sa Surigao del Norte. (IDS-Comval/Gilbert Cabahug)



DA Sec Alcala leads groundbreaking of Asparagus Plant in GenSan GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala led Thursday (September 1) alongside City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio the groundbreaking of the Php3-M worth Asparagus Packing Plant expected to facilitate the processing of asparagus not only in the city but the entire SocSarGen (South Cotabato-Sarangani-General Santos City). Secretary Alcala was happy to note of the new development in the city describing it as another milestone for the agricultural sector here. The Secretary then turned over to Mayor Custodio 2,000 asparagus seeds as initial assistance under the department’s high value crop development program. He said the seeds will support the city government’s effort to further advance its

agricultural landscape especially high value crops. The plant, which is located at barangay San Jose here is owned and managed by the Greenland Asparagus Producers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, the recipient of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) high value crop program. Thanking the Secretary, Mayor Custodio said brgy. San Jose has good climactic condition that is suitable for

growing asparagus and other high value commercial crops. The mayor said she is delighted with the strong partnership existing between and among the city government, DA and the cooperative. She also thanked DA for all its support to the local agricultural sector and all its projects that have been implemented in the city. Custodio also described barangay San Jose as the agriculture 25



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hub of high value crops in General Santos City especially for onions, banana, cotton, garlic, and the latest is asparagus. The project also included a production enhancement support package that is capable of processing newly produced asparagus harvested from the 60hectare plantation in

the area. The mayor said that with the project in the offing she foresees an increase in income of asparagus growers, thereby improving their quality of life aside boosting the local economy. The city government through its City Agriculture Office has also been massive-

ly promoting the use of “organic farming” among its barangays that are into agriculture as means of livelihood. DA-12 regional director Amalia Datukan and other regional and local officials were also present to witness the event. (CTA/PIA General Santos City)

Kalsadang Maitum-Lake Sebu nakatakdang simulan sa susunod na buwan KORONADAL CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA) – Inihayag ni South Cotabato 2nd District Representative Daisy Avance-Fuentes na pinaghahandaan na ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ang pagbubukas ng iba pang dagdag na “road sections” ng proyektong pangkalsadang Maitum-Lake Sebu. Naitakda na umano sa susunod na buwan ang pagbisita ng mga eksperto ng DPWH sa project area upang kaagad masimulan ang development plan nito. Base sa ulat ng Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) Sunday, September 4, 2011

ng Regional Development Council (RDC) 12, aabot sa mahigit P1.39 bilyon ang kakailanganing pondo upang makumpleto MaitumLake Sebu road project. Ang proyekto ay inaasahang mag-uug-

nay sa mga coastal na mga bayan ng Maasim at Maitum ng Lalawigan ng Sarangani at Palimbang at Lebak ng Sultan Kudarat sa Regional Center sa Lungsod ng Koronadal dadaan sa mga bayan ng Lake Sebu at Surallah ng




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South Cotabato. Ito rin umano ay magiging daan sa pagbubukas ng malawak at malalaking proyektong pang-agrikultura sa mga lugar na sa-

kop ng Maitum at Lake Sebu, na itinuturing ding mayroong malaking volume ng “coal deposits.” Ang mga bayan ng Lake Sebu at

Maitum ay kasalukuyan ding dini-develop bilang mga “eco-tourism destination” ng Rehiyon Dose. (ac agad PIA12)

DTI tinututukan ang bentahan ng sub-standard na Christmas lights KORONADAL CITY, Setyembre 4 (PIA) -- Kasabay ng pagpasok sa buwan ng Setyembre, muli na namang sinimulan ng Department of Trade and Industry- South Cotabato ang pagbabantay sa bentahan ng mga sub-standard na Christmas lights sa lalawigan. Ayon kay Elbert Capicio, trade specialist ng DTI South Cotabato, una sa kanilang hakbang ay ang kausapin ang mga may-ari ng mga establisimiyento at retailers na huwag nang umangkat at magpabili ng Christmas lights na hindi dumaan sa tamang prosedo ng product inspection. Humingi din ng tulong sa media ang DTI na tulungan sila sa pagpapaalala sa


publiko na huwag bumili ng mga Christmas lights na walang product standards marks at iba pang patunay na dumaan ito sa tamang pagsisiyasat. Aniya, delikado ang mga substandard na Christmas lights dahil maaari ito pagmulan ng sunog. Nanawagan din si Capicio sa publiko na tulungan ang DTI sa pagbabantay laban sa mga substandard na


Chrustmas lights. Umaasa si Capicio na dahil sa kanilang isinasagawang malawakang information drive, mapipigilan ang pagdami mga produktong walang tamang lisensiya. Maliban sa information drive mag-iikot din ang mga tauhan ng DTI upang magmonitor ng mga binibentang mga Christmas lights. (DEDoguiles/ PIA 12) Sunday, September 4, 2011

Campaign launching produces 38,000 rat tails KORONADAL CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- At least 38,000 rat tails were gathered by farmers, residents and official in nearby Tantangan town during the launching of an anti-rat campaign on Thursday. Community response to call to catch and kill rats was so widespread that the 30 sacks of rice alllocated in exchange of rodent’s tails during the launching program were insufficient. Provincial agriculturist Reynaldo Legaste said they launched the month-long massive rat campaign as firstline defense against rat infestation. “We are conducting massive rat campaign this month because September is a breeding month for rats,” Legaste said. Controlling rat population in the area could prevent recurrence of rat infestaSunday, September 4, 2011

tion. Early this year, rat infestation led Tantangan and other LGUs to declare state of calamity. “Tantangan, particularly villages adjoining Sultan Kudarat province remains conducive to rat infestation,” he said. Sultan Kudarat’s wide sugarcane and oil palm plantations as well as the wide untilled lands in the area has provided the rodents places to populate and breed, he said. Besides Tantangan, the Provincial Agriculture Office is also closely monitoring the mountainous areas of Lake Sebu, Polomolok, and T’boli municipali-

ties, which are also prone to rodent attack. For the rat campaign in Tantangan the PAO has allocated 200 sacks of rice. Legaste also called on residents of Tantangan to refrain from cooking and eating rat meat starting September 8 because on this date agricultural technicians in coordination with barangay officials will start acute baiting of rats. Baits laced with zinc phosphide will be distributed to ricefields and other farms in the area. Zinc phosphide is toxic and not fit for ingestion by humans. (PIA 12)



Butuan V-Mayor convenes environment council BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA) – Vice Mayor Lawrence H. For tun here finally convened the Environment and Natural Resources Council (ENRC) after almost two decades of being not implemented in the past administration. In a meeting held recently, V-Mayor Fortun gathered distinguished figures of this city to form part of the council which is mandated under DENR Administrative Order No. 30 which created the only Council that is headed by the Vice Mayor of the local government unit. Fortun emphasized during the meeting that it is high time that the Council should be convened in the advent of various environmental threats which do not only affect the City of Butuan but globally as well. “The Council is tasked to implement and oversee programs and projects in the city concerning environment and

natural resources protection as well as recommended and revisit local ordinances that will fit to the needs of the present times,” Fortun noted. He added the council’s role is to prioritize in giving advocacy to the public in protecting the environment. With Fortun sitting as Chairman of the council, it is hoped that massive campaign to to protect the environment will be put in place. The council is also composed of Mr. Vicente L. Sembrano, OIC CENRO of the DENR as Vice Chairman. Members coming from the Butuan City government are Councilors Virgilio G, Nery, Jr.,

chairman of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of the Sangguniang Panlungsod; Nestor D. Amora, President of the Liga ng mga Punong Barangay; and Rauzil A. Carampatana, President of the SK Federation. Ms. Jocelyn S. Ebdalin, OIC City Environment Natural Resources Officer complete the membership coming from the local government here. The council is also composed of national line agencies of the government such as the Philippine National Police (PNP) represented by PSupt. Jose V. Carillo, City Police Director; and the Department of 29



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Butuan V-Mayor... from page 28 Education (DepEd) represented by Dr. Daylinda J. Tampus, City Schools Division Superintendent. Meanwhile, Butuan City Water District (BCWD), a quasi-government agency corporation is also represented in the person of its General Manager Engr. Anselmo L. Sang Tian. Complementing the government representation are individuals from the private sector headed by Atty. Josefe Sorrera-Ty from Fr. Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Policy Center; Atty. Vincent Jose Fortun, chairman of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of the influential Butuan Global Forum, Inc.; and Mr. Omar Andaya, President of Butuan City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. Also during the said activity, members took their Oath of Office before DENR Regional Executive Director Leonardo Sibbaluca who expressed deep appreciation and gratitude to the local government

particularly Vice Mayor Fortun for convening the said Council. “In my years of being assigned in different regions in the country, this is the first time that I personally witnessed a local government unit convening the ENRC which is what we have longed for since this is a great manifestation that we will now have a potent partner in protecting our environment,” Sibbaluca said. He added that the fight in protecting the environment has been a frustrating effort considering the might of those who are out to destroy environment has become very overwhelming as compared to the meager resources of the DENR. “Although the threat to the environment is not that serious anymore in Butuan City after the foiled illegal mining and logging at the Taguibo Watershed some years back compared to other parts of Caraga Region, the need for more vigilance is still of utmost importance,”

Sibbaluca emphasized. Further, Engr. Sang Tian echoed the call of Sibbaluca as their agency still monitored illegal logging activities in the Taguibo watershed area. This was also the observation shared by Sembrano who has received text messages of illegal logging activities in the said area. He even had an actual encounter of log decks placed alongside the highway going to Cabadbaran area which he immediately ordered for dismantle. For his part, Fortun said there should be no let up in the investigation whoever is involved if reports are true. “We are serious in our campaign to protect our environment and we must show this to whoever will threaten to destroy it,” Fortun said. Furthermore, PSupt Carillo scored on the non-compliance of drivers of public utility vehicles and tricycles on the putting of trash bins in their vehicles. Carillo asked the council if there are already ordinances for this 30

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Butuan V-Mayor... from page 29 purpose so that they can also enforce it. Nery, also a staunch environment advocate, said that the ordinance for the putting of trash bins on public utility vehicles is already in effect but it is just being ignored by

some drivers. Ebdalin, the city ENRO also apprised the Council of the Balangayan Plant a Million Trees and the Solid Waste Management projects initiated by City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr.

The Council is set to reconvene on Sept. 16, 2011 to further discuss in detail the proposed p r o g ra m s and projects that they will undertake. (Balangay Watch/ PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Independent committee gimugna aron manguna sa negosasyon para sa luwas nga pagbuhi kay Mayor Dano BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- Gimugna na sa Local Crisis Management Committee ang Independent Humanitarian Committee nga maoy makignegosyar sa National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel alang sa luwas nga pagbuhi kang Lingig, Surigao del Sur Mayor Henr y Dano ug sa duha niya ka mga militar y escor ts. Sigon ni Butuan City Councilor Erwin Dano, pag-umangkon sa gidagit nga mayor og membro sa negotiating team, ka-uban nila sa grupo ang mga tag-as nga opisyal gikan sa nagkada-iyang sektor sama ni Congressman Satur Ocampo nga presidente sa Makabayan Coalition, ug Surigao del Sur Gov. Johnny Pimentel nga chairman


sa Local Crisis Management. Sa pagkakaron, Mindanaowide na ang panawagan sa negotiating team kang Pangulong Noynoy Aquino nga sanun gon una ang hangyo sa mga rebeldeng New People’s Army nga temporaryo unang ihunong ang military operation sa Surigao del Sur ug sidlakang bahin sa Mindanao alang sa luwas


nga pagbuhi sa mga bihag. Dugang pa sa opisyal, subling gipamugos sa mga rebelde ang ilang hangyo dungan sa pagklaro nga anaa sa maayong kahimtang ang mga biktima kinsa ila lamang gi-imbitar alang sa pagtin-aw sa pipila ka mga isyu og wala nila gidagit. (B R/ P IA Ca r a ga ) Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cebuano News: Launching sa ‘JYes Kontra Droga’ sa Tandag City, gitambungan ni PDEA Dir. Gen Usec Jose Gutierrez Jr BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- Mismong si Philippine Dr ug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General USEC Jose Gutier rez, Jr. ang nagsilbing guest speaker sa launching sa “JYes Kontra Droga” bag-ohay pa lamang didto sa Tandag City. Ang kampanya sa anti-illegal drugs ang gipangunahan sa provincial government pinaagi sa Provincial AntiDrug Abuse Council (PADAC). Ang PADAC kinsa gipanguluhan ni Governor Johnny Pimentel, nagtumong nga ang probinsya sa Surigao del Sur

mahimo nang drug free. Gibuksan ang nasangpit nga kalihukan sa usa ka thanksgiving mass nga gihimo sa San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral nga gisundan usab sa motorkada nga maoy nagsilbing signal sa pagsugod sa ‘Big Bang’ event sa probinsya ug ang unveiling sa

“JYes Kontra Droga” o ang content sa JYes (10) point agenda ngadto sa publiko. Samtang nihatag usab si Ms. Alma Concepcion ang beauty queen/ actress sa iyang testimony message kalabot sa iyang eksperensiya sa illegal nga druga. (BR/PIACaraga)

Cebuano News: Padayong giimbestigahan sa kapulisan ang pagsunog sa rebeldeng NPA sa sawmill ug backhoe sa Agusan del Sur BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- Tulo ka sunod-sunod nga pag-atake ang gihimo sa mga rebeldeng New People’s Ar my didto sa lalawigan sa Agusan del Sur ning mi-aging adlaw resulta sa dako-dakong damyos nga ilang nabilin. 32

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Base sa report sa Police Regional Office13, unang gisunog sa mga rebelde pasado alas-11:55 sa gabii niadtong Agosto 24 ning tuiga ang usa ka chainsaw didto sa Brgy. Basa, lungsod sa Trento sa maong lalawigan kondiin ang maong butang, gipanag-iyahan sa negosyanteng si Leyte Gentio, residente sa Brgy. Poblacion sakop sa maong lungsod.

Paglabay sa kapin usa ka oras, susamang grupo ang misunog sa usa ka sawmill sa susamang dapit anga gipanagiyahan ni Celia Tiu, residente sa Brgy. Manat sakop sa maong lungsod. Pagka-alas kwatro sa kaadlawon, usa ka yunit sa PW30 excavator mini backhoe nga gipanag-iyahan sa Agusan Plantation Incorporated

ang gisunog usab sa susamang grupo sa Brgy. Imelda, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. Padayon ang gihimong imbestigasyon sa kapulisan kondiin ilang gitapok ang mga saksi sa maong mga hitabo alang sa posibleng pag-ila sa mga suspek nga gamiton nila sa pagpasaka og tukmang kaso ngadto sa korte. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Number 16 most wanted sa Caraga region, nadakpan na BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA) -- Nadakpan na ang ika number 16 most wanted person sa Caraga Region base sa Department of the Interior and Local Gover nment (DILG) Memorandum Circular number 2002-39 kondiin mukabat sa 75-mil pesos ang monetar y reward. Ang maong wanted person ang giaresto sa mga sakop sa 13th Regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Group kon RCIDU ug Regional Intelligence Division kauban na ang Mat-i Davao Oriental CIDT, niadtong Biyernes, Sept. 2 sa alas 9:00 sa


buntag sa Madang Mat-i City Davao Oriental. Naila ang maong lalaki nga si Leonardo Madelo Jr, 43-anyos, minyo ug nagpuyo sa Brgy. Tungao sa syudad sa Butuan. Siya giaresto pinaagi sa gahum sa warrant of arrest nga gi-isyu ni


Judge Godofredo Abul Jr sa Regional Trial Court Branch 4, Hall of Justice Libertad ning syudad. Kasong murder ang giatubang ni Madelo, ubos sa criminal case number 6675 kinsa kasamtangan karong gidetiner sa 13th RCIDU. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Profile for PIA Mindanao

One Mindanao - September 4, 2011  

Electronic News Magazine of PIA Mindanao

One Mindanao - September 4, 2011  

Electronic News Magazine of PIA Mindanao