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NAPOLCOM Commissioner graces NCPW reg’l launch in Siquijor

by Rizalie Anding Calibo

SIQUIJOR PROVINCE (PIA)-Commissioner Job Mangente of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) graced this year’s regional launching of the 24th

National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) in the province of Siquijor. In his Keynote Speech, Mangente lauded the good relations of the Siquijor police

Commissioner Job M. Mangente of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) pushes for a stronger Police, local government units (LGUs) and community relations at the regional launch of the 24th National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) in Siquijor province. (PIA/Siquijor)

SSS mobile services in Siquijor soon

SIQUIJOR (PIA)--As part of its commitment to bring fast and convenient services to its clients, the Social Security System (SSS) will conduct a one-day Mobile services in the province of Siquijor anytime soon. Fixed schedule and venue will still have to be finalized, says SSS-Siquijor Officer Judy Dongon but she said she is already inviting Siquijodnons to avail of the upcoming services by registering first in their office.

She said it is better that interested clients will fill out in advance the application forms that are available at the SSS-Siquijor Service Office beginning next week. Among the mobile services offered are SSS self employed registration for those who wish to become members, payment services through its Bayad Center, and accommodation of SSS-related inquries. Interested applicants are advised to bring IDs and birth certificate.

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with the community and the local government units (LGUs) citing the very low criminality rate in the province reported in the police stations. He also noted the lowest number of detainees or none at all in each station and the LGUs’ support in lot donations for all the six police stations in the province. He lauded the strong communiy relations  between the  Siquijor community and the police and urged to make it even stronger with the LGUs, to stop corruption and all forms of criminalities, ensure public safety and sustain peace and order. Crime prevention, he stressed, is one of the prevailing concerns of the law enforcement so that through the the years the NAPOLCOM has developed operational strategies to address this concern and uplift the law enforcers. “We decided to abandon the traditional policy,” Mangalen said citing the proactive approach called CommunitOriented Policing System (COPS), which is a revolutionized concept designed to improvise and provide efficient delivery of basic police services with strong participation of the community and the LGUs. Spearheaded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the launching kicked off with a Holy Mass and a motorcade around the province graced by the junior and senior officials of Police Regional Office-Central Visayas (PRO-7) headed by its Regional Director, Chief Supt. Debold Sinas. It was also participated in by the Provincial Government of Siquijor, municipal LGUs, the Siquijor Police Provincial Office, Provincial Advisory Council (PAC), Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and other national agencies and local government units. The National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) is observed every first week of September in pursuant to Proclamation No. 461 s. 1994. This year’s theme calls for cooperation and collaboration among the stakeholders in all communities to help prevent crimes and corruption. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor)



RADIOCON facilitates PCC-USF matching with Siquijor farmers TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Oct. 6 (PIA)—If it was just like any ordinary convention, many would have called it another government junket. But, from it, if plans do not miscarry, the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) authorities would be flying off to Siquijor to present the prospect of a cottage dairy program to marginal farmers and possibly improve lives by adding alternative sources of income for the people there. During the recent Convention of Region 7’s Regional Association of Development Information Officers (RADIO7CON) held in Panglao, organizers and Bohol hosts adopted a travelling convention concept bringing convention participants to culture and heritage sites and farm tourism destinations in abid to popularizes and mainstream tourism. The RADIOCON is managed and supervised by the Philippine Information Agency. PCC Center Chief Dr. Gondolino Bahinting exchanges banter with Siquijor Tourism Officer Roselyn Asok and DAR Regional Information Officer Gay Visitacion after the PCC caught the attention of farmer tourism officers for the government carabao farm facility’s farm tourism initiatives. (PIA/ Bohol) Attended by information officers from local government units and national government agencies as well as private establishments and tourism officers across Central Visayas, the RADIOCON visited the PCC in Lomangog Ubay to learn about the economic viability of carabaos in farm tourism and carabao dairy as a potential source of income for farmers.

PCC Ubay Stock Farm (USF) Center Chief Dr. Gondolino Bahinting, in his introduction during the farm visit urged convention participants to help megaphone the good news about carabao dairy farming and tourism options, as a way to allow rural farmers the chance to showcase their farms as tourism destination and interaction areas. The PCC, according to topic presenter Guillerma Abay-abay, is into animal dispersal programs. While the government, through the PCC initially disperses carabaos as draft animal, the mechanization that is slowly transforming the local farm scenes is sidling the farm animals into near threatened to nonuse. Over this, the PCC introduced carabao for dairy, which has the potential to cut the country’s dependence on imported dairy from New Zealand and Australia. The Philippines imports dairy, because we produce only a little less than 10 percent of our requirements, Abay-abay pointed out. A native carabao, which would be kept for dairy, can produce 2 liters of milk a day, the rest would be food for its calf. But

a good imported breed can give between 6 to 8 liters of milk a day, and at P50 per liter, that would be an additional Php400 for a dairy farmer, Abay-abay told information officers and tourism officers gathered at the PCC conference Hall in Lomangog Ubay, September 20. And with the farm animal giving birth to a calf every year, a farmer can have an additional Php20,000 at least for a fattened calf sold after five months, she added. A Boholano farmer is now tending to 4 milking carabaos, averaging Php1600 a day in income and has since expanded his carabao milking heads. This same tempting prospect has caught the attention of Maria Siquijor tourism officer and self confessed farmer Roselyn Asoc. The wife of the town mayor, Asok believes presenting the carabao dairy to her town would greatly improve her people’s livelihood incomes. She has verbally asked PCC through Dr, Bahinting to help her with their town’s request. The PCC could be coming to Siquijor anytime soon, or as soon as the formal requests could be facilitated. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)


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MEDIA INFORMATION LITERACY: Briefing with the facilitators and documenters prior to the conduct of Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) on the ASEAN-Japan Media Information Literacy (MIL) in the province of Siquijor. The PIA has been tapped by the government of Japan through the JapanASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) and the InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore to craft an ASEAN-wide campaign on cyberwellness for the youth through MIL.

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Meanwhile, SSS-Siquijor is also working on the conduct of a series information drive to bring awareness on SSS benefits and policies especially to the graduating students in the province. Recent SSS reports said, Senators and Congressmen comprising the bicameral conference committee approved the bill seeking to amend the 21-year old charter of the state-run pension fund. In the report, SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc expressed his gratitude to the bicameral conference committee who have approved and adopted the almost unchanged Senate Bill 1753 or the Social Security Act of 2018. One of the salient features of the Senate Bill 1753 is the rationalization of powers of the Social Security Commission, the policy-making body of the SSS, allowing it to expand the investing capacity of the pension fund that will generate better income for the benefit of its members and pensioners. It also aims to strengthen the pension fund through the implementation of the gradual increase on monthly contributions from the current 11 percent to an additional of 1 percentage point starting on the year of implementation until it reaches 15 percent in 2025, and the gradual adjustment of the minimum and maximum monthly salary credit.


Cebuano News

LGUS gihagit pagpasakop sa contractual, JOs sa SSS

TAGBILARAN CITY, Sept. 24 (PIA)—Casual ka ba, contractual o job order nga trabahante sa inyong Local Government Unit (LGU)? Kon mao, usa sa imong dako nga alkanse, gawas nga wala kay benepisyo nga madawdaw kon maipit ka sa panahon sa kalisud, dili ka usab mahimong ipasakop sa Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

Apan sukwahi sa gituohan sa kadaghanan, aduna’y pamaagi nga makakuha ka’g panalipod ug tabang kon magpasakop ka sa Social Security System (SSS), kini subay sa SSS Law. Kini karon mao’y dako nga hagit sa mga lokal nga kagamhanan kinsa wala pa makakita sa kalisud sa ilang mga kontraktuwal ug job order nga trabahante kon may pagkalisud na sa kinabuhi.

One of the Information Kiosks set up at the entrance of the PIA Office, Old Capitol Building in Larena, Siquijor. The building is occupied by the Regional Trial Court, Public Attorney’s Office, Parole and Probation Office, Civil Service Commission, and other national agencies with most of their clients also passing through the PIA to inquire. To increase people’s awareness on SSS benefits and policies, the PIA and SSS put high on its advocacy efforts with the setting up of Information Kiosks in ports, offices and other establishments and the series of information drive. (PIA/ Siquijor) (PIA/Siquijor)

Sumala kang Bohol Social Security System Officer in Charge Alita Basubas, dili illegal sa usa ka contractual o job order nga trabahante nga ipasakop sa iyang lungsod sa SSS, pinaagi sa Expanded Self Employed Program. Mga kasayuran kabahin sa mga serbisyo nga nasukip sa pagkasakop sa SSS mabasa usab gikan sa mga basahon nga naa sa PIA SSS Information kiosks nga naa sa mga kalungsuran karon. Subay sa Expanded SSS Selfemployed Program, mahimo kini nga ipatuman sa mga contractual ug job order nga personnel nga nagtrabaho alang sa kagamhanan. Usa ka memorandum circular nga gikan sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) mipasalig nga kadtong mga empleyado nga contractual ug job order mahimong ipasakop sa SSS ug ang munisipyo ang collecting agent. Ang DILG MC 2014-83 mipasalig nga alang sa pagpanalipud, ilabi na niadto nga mopalista sa SSS aron kahatagan og coverage, kon masakop na sa SSS. Ang mga sakop sa SSS mamahimong makakuha’g panalipud gikan sa pagka-bakol, sakit, pagpanganak, katiguwangon. Ang trabaho na lamang sa LGU mao ang pagtudlo sa liaison officer sa SSS, pagpahimo sa mga benepisaryo nga mahisakop isip self employed aron may automatic nga hulogan sa mga butangon. Alang sa dugang kasayuran kabahin niini, ang mga LGUs mahimo nga makisayud gikan sa SSS o mobasa sa mga kasayuran nga naa mahipatik sa mga basahon sa SSS PIA Info kiosks. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

Terorismo, kontralado sa gobyerno - Palasyo

SIQUIJOR, Oct. 11 (PIA)--Nipasalig ang Malacañang sa katawhan sa Pilipinas nga andam ang gobyerno nga proteksyonan ang nasud batok sa hulga sa terorismo. Mao kini ang gipamahayag sa tigpamaba sa Pamunong-nasud, Harry Roque Jr. atol sa gipahigayong regular press briefing sa palasyo. Dason pa niya nga andam ang Pilipinas sa pagsangka sa mga terorista ug sa pagpatuman unya sa tukmang balaod sa Pilipinas. Sunod kini sa gipamantala sa The Washington Times diin sumala pa, aduna’y panon sa mga IS fighters gikan sa Syria ug Iraq nga nagtago karon sa Mindanao aron sa pagtukod ug probinsya sa HabagatangSilangang Asya.

Pasalig ni Roque nga bisan pa sa maong taho, ang gobyerno nagpabiling andam sa pagprotekta sa katawhan sa Pilipinas batok sa giingong hugpong sa mga terorista. Dugang pa niya nga mismo ang United States Department of State niila sa mas malambuon nga counterterrorism capabilities sa Pilipinas. Gitumbok usab sa tigpamaba sa Presidente nga lakip nga kontrolado sa gobyerno ang seguridad sa tibuok nasud. Lakip nga gipasalig ni Roque nga dili gani ang giingong laraw nga “Red October” makapugos sa pamunong-nasud sa pagdeklara sa Martial Law sa tibuok nasud. Sumala pa niya nga wala’y bisan unsang hulga ang makapuk-an sa administrasyon tungod kay lig-on ang suporta

sa katawhan sa pamunong-nasod. Hinuon, giklaro niya nga gipatuman lamang sa pamunong-nasod ang Martial Law sa Mindanao kung diin kini mas kinahanglan, apan dili sa Visayas ug Mindanao. Samtang sa laing bahin, gidason sa opisyal sa gabinete nga gapabilin sa Kongreso ang desisyon kalabut sa sugyot nga amendasyon sa Human Security Act of 2007. Tumong niining amendasyon nga lugwayan ang detention period sa mga suspetsadong terorista aron malikayan ang pag-iskapo ug pagguba sa mga nakalap nga ebidensya. Pasabot sa tigpamaba nga matawag nga usa lamang kini ka pretrial kun magpabilin sa kasamtangang detention period ang nakapatik sa maong balaod.


Snippets of information about Siquijor province, Central Visayas, and the Philippine government. The island of Siquijor's first electronic n...


Snippets of information about Siquijor province, Central Visayas, and the Philippine government. The island of Siquijor's first electronic n...