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PNP advisory council promotes road safety in traffic-free Siquijor

by Rizalie Anding Calibo SIQUIJOR, May 9 (PIA) — The Siquijor Police Provincial Office (SPPO) lauded the Philippine National PoliceProvincial Advisory Council (PAC) for its active support in curbing lawlessness and advocating road safety in the island

province. SPPO director Police Senior Supt. Clarito Baja said the PAC has initiated the ‘Sagip-Buhay’ project, a year-round training activity to be conducted in all

Siquijor Police Provincial Office (SPPO) Director PSr. Supt. Clarito Baja (inset) with LTO district officer Gerald Dominguez and the members of the Provincial Advisory Council at the “Sagip-Buhay” Project MOA signing.

municipalities of Siquijor to address the prevailing traffic-related incidents and criminality in the island. According to Baja, the laid-back atmosphere in Siquijor and absence of traffic congestion embolden young drivers to drive recklessly, leading to accidents and deaths. He added there are more road safety violations in the police blotter compared to other crimes. SPPO deputy provincial director for operations Enrique Belcina attributed the rise of vehicular accidents to the drivers’ failure to follow safe driving particularly on wearing of protective helmets and other safety practices. ‘Sagip-Buhay’ project is an initiative of the PAC. It is a series of seminar workshops in all towns of Siquijor with barangay officials, young drivers and motorists in general as participants, Belcina said. Topics discussed in the training sessions include precautionary measures in driving, do’s and don’ts and how to secure a driver’s license. A demonstration on safe driving, courtesy of Lazi police station chief, Sr. Inspector Eugenio Raganas, Jr. was also held. (rac/PIA7Siquijor)

Barangay, SK poll candidates urged to shift to clean-up mode as 9-day campaign period ends SIQUIJOR, May 5 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) turned over some P2.5 million worth of community fish landing center (CFLC) to the stakeholders of the Municipality of Maria. The CFLC is a two-storey post-harvest facility complete with freezers and dryers. BFAR Regional Director Allan L. Poquita said that the establishment of fisheries post-harvest infrastructure and facilities, particularly CFLCs is part of the ongoing collaboration among BFAR, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) and the local government units (LGUs) and other partner government agencies in line with the fisheries poverty reduction framework to page 3



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President Duterte swears in new Tourism Secretary President Rodrigo Duterte administered the oath of office to Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the new Department of Tourism Secretary during a ceremony at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace on Monday, May 14. Puyat replaced Wanda Teo who recently resigned from her post. Prior to her appointment, Puyat has been an Undersecretary for Administration, Agribusiness and Marketing, and Regional Engagement since July 2017 at the Department of Agriculture. She also served as an Undersecretary for Special Concerns at the Agriculture department during the Aquino administration. She likewise served in the government of former President Gloria MacapagalArroyo as a consultant at the Presidential Management Staff. Puyat is the daughter of former Senator and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo and Rosie Lovely Tecson-Romulo. She was widowed in 2010 after her husband, Atty. David Puyat, died of heart attack. Puyat earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics from the University of the Philippines where she also taught for nine years. Puyat was joined by her daughter and her parents during the oath-taking. After the ceremony, President Duterte hosted a simple dinner for the newly appointed Tourism secretary and her family along with several guests at the President’s Hall. ### (PND)


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AFP, PNP secures 2018 local election May 12 (PIA) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) expressed its support to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in ensuring peace and order for the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on

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featured on the BFAR’s Targeted Actions to Reduce Poverty and Generate Economic Transformation (TARGET) Program. It aims to provide better postharvest handling and processing system and faster access to markets to reduce post harvest losses and increase income, said Poquita. Likewise, it can be a venue for fisher folks to share knowledge and information to improve the quality of their products, he added. He also said that the center can provide access to vital services to ensure clean, safe, and legitimate fishing practices including post harvest handling and processing technologies, registration, licensing, weather and disaster, among others. Representative of the lone district of Siquijor, Congressman Ramon Vicente Antonio Rocamora also claimed that the facility is of great help to the fishermen of Maria, being the beneficiaries of the project. He assured that his office is willing to render needed additional assistance as he urged the recipients to take advantage of the different programs of the government to uplift the quality of lives of the people. He stressed that the success of the program depends largely on the attitude and response of the beneficiaries and asked the support of the municipal officials in the monitoring and sustainability of the project. Maria Municipal Mayor Meynard Asok thanked the agencies behind the project which he said have turned the dream into reality. “The municipal budget alone is not enough to establish these facilities,” he said as he pleaded the beneficiaries to take care, make full use and sustain the project. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor w/ reports from IAAbatayo/SAID)

May 14, 2018. Personnel from the AFP are deployed to join the police force to man checkpoints in different areas and to provide assistance to the public, prevent any untoward incident, and protect the general public. According to the AFP, they

are continuously undertaking security measures to thwart any possible actions from armed groups and terrorist elements that might take advantage of the situation. Meanwhile, the AFP assured that they are ready to respond and take necessary measures to safeguard the people and the election process.

FOR A SAFE AND PEACEFUL ELECTION: Siquijor Police Provincial Office Director PSSupt. Clarito Baja led the sending off of more or less 200 PNP personnel and members of the Philippine Army to safeguard the people and the election process provincewide. The send-off ceremony was held at SPPO grounds with the Provincial Election Supervisor, Atty. Jerome G. Brillantes, counterparts from the AFP, and Rev. Fr. Primo Taoc for his blessing of the troops. (rac/ PIA7-Siquijor w/ SPPO photos)


Cebuano News

SSS may bag-o’ng gisagop nga payment schedule Aduna na’y bag-o nga schedule kanus-a kinahanglang mobayad ang mga sakop sa Social Security System (SSS). Agi og tubag sa hangyo sa mga employer ug nag sakop niini, ang SSS

mipausab karong bag-o lamang sa ilang mga schedule sa bayranan alang sa mga binuwan o quarterly nga hulog, nga ipasunod sugod sa buwan sa Enero ngadto sa Hunyo ning tuiga, hangtud na nga dili

Ania ang mga ginadili mga mga buhat ug panghitabo karong eleksyon (Mayo 14, 2018).

Empleyado sa gobyerno, gipasidan-an kalabot sa partisan politics

(PIA) -- Karong nagsingabot na ang piniliay sa Barangay ug Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), may pasidaan ang Civil Service Commission (CSC) sa tanang mga opisyal ug kawani sa gobyerno nga mosalmot sa partisan politics. Pahinumdom pa ni CSC Chairperson Alicia Bala, adunay mandato ang mga taga-gobyerno nga magpabiling ‘politically-neutral’ sa pagpatuman sa iyang mga katungdanan ilabi na matag nagkaduol ang eleksyon sa nasod. Dugang pa sa opisyal sa CSC nga may gipagawas silang abiso kalabot sa electioneering ug partisan political activity niadtong Marso 2016, nga angay dili nila pasagdang mamantsahan og politika ang ilang paghatag og serbisyo

sa publiko. Gidili usab ang dayag nga pagsuporta sa usa ka kandidato pinaagi sa pagkuyog-kuyog sa kampanya, paghatag og pahayag og pagsuporta ug pangumbinsir sa mga botante nga ibotar ang gisuportaan niniing kandidato. Dili usab mahimong mo-alagad isip poll watcher sa bisan unsang partido o bisan kinsang kandidato, bisan ang pagsuot og campaign materials, pagdawat og donasyon sa pagpangampanya ug paggamit sa mga propedad sa gobyerno pabor sa usa ka kandidato o partido. Ang mga masakpang molapas niini mahimong pahamtangan og silot nga usa ka buwan nga suspensyon taman sa pagkatangtang sa serbisyo. (ecb/PIA7Bohol)

pa kini mapausab. Pinaagi sa SSS Resolution No. 361-s.2018, ang Social Security Commission mipa-usab sa schedule sa bayranan subay ning mosunod: Alang sa mga employer, ang kasamtangan nga deadline sa ika 10, ika 15, ika 20, ug ika 25 ug katapusan adlaw sa buwan human sa buwan nga bayranan subay sa ika napulo nga numero sa 13-digit Employer No. gipasibud na ngadto sa katapusan sa sunod nga buwan nga bayranan. Pananglit: kon ang deadline sa bayranan sa employer sa iyang responsibilidad sa hulogan sa buwan sa Marso 2018, una nga tinglon unta sa April 10, 2018, dili na kini multahan pa kon iya kining kabayran hangtud sa katapusan sa buwan, o April 30, 2018. Sa sama nga sitwasyon, alang sa mga self-employed ug voluntary members, mahimo usab nga sa katapusan na sila mobayad sa ilang bayronon sa naguna nga buwan subay sa ilang binuwan o kwarterly nga kontribusyon, bisan pag una sang ilang katapusang digit sa ilang individual nga numero isip membro sa SSS. Pananglitan, kon ang individual members pakyas pagbayad sa ilang Marso 2018 o Enero ngadto sa Marso nga bayronon subay sa ilang unang tingbayad, mahimo pa kini nilang apson og bayad sa Abril 30, 2018. Matud sa SSS, ang revised payment schedule gipatuman dala sa kausaban sa system infrastructure adjustment nga apektado na sa Real-Time Posting of Contributions (RTPC) program sa ahensya. Tunod usab niini, ang mga silot nga napataw na sa mga employers, subay sa bag-ong payment deadline, mahimo na nga mga refund, dugang sa SSS. Sa katapusang ihap niadtong Diyember 2017, ang SSS aduna nay kapins a 960,000 ka registered employers ug kinatibuk-ang 8.63 milyones ka sakop nga narehistro isip voluntary o selfemployed members. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol/ SSS)

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iSIQUIJOR is the Island of Siquijor’s first electronic newsletter produced by the Philippine Information Agency-Siquijor Information Cente...

2018 16 may 10 18, 2018  

iSIQUIJOR is the Island of Siquijor’s first electronic newsletter produced by the Philippine Information Agency-Siquijor Information Cente...