Friday, February 18, 2011

Governor Bombit Adiong Calls for ARMM Elections Postponement

Adiong calls postponement of ARMM polls as ‘most practical’
By: Apipa Bagumbaran

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Feb. 09 (PIA) --- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) government headed by acting regional governor Ansaruddin Alonto-Adiong backs the postponement of the 2011 ARMM elections saying it is the most practical alternative that the national government can adopt.

In a statement, the autonomous regional government has proposed for the postponement to let the new administration solve conflict-related issues in the region.

It called for the postponement of the regional polls to a later date when issues related to the history of election violence and failures and on the ongoing peace process between the GRP and MILF as well as the GRP, OIC and MNLF Tripartite Review of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement are fully resolved.

The regional government believes that another election this year would only complicate unsolved social issues such as the absence yet of a negotiated political settlement and the worsening conduct of polls.

Further, elections have transformed the region into a violent arena dragging families and clans into feuds that goes on for countless years.

During the May 2010 national and local elections, eight towns in Lanao del Sur and two in Basilan declared failures of election. Four months later, in what many believe is election-related, a former mayor of Tugaya, Lanao del Sur was killed in an ambush. On November 20, 2010, the vice-mayor of Barira, Maguindanao was gunned down in Davao City . His death is also widely believed as connected to the recently conducted SK and barangay polls.

The provincial government cited it is not surprising that special elections always have to be called for by the COMELEC. In June 23, 2010 seven municipalities in Lanao del Sur have to undergo special elections. Even the recent October 25, 2010 Barangay and SK Elections have not been spared either. A total of 178 barangays have to conduct special elections. Strikingly observable is the perennial low turn-out of voters that is attributable to election fatigue and the massive vote-buying.

The ARMM government also proposed the extension of the term of the incumbent ARMM elected officials citing it as the logical and publicly acceptable means of preserving the integrity of regional autonomy.

Earlier, presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the postponement of the ARMM elections will be one of the 17 priority bills President Benigno Aquino III will present to lawmakers at the end this month.

He said the Aquino administration wants to prevent the abuses that happened in the past ARMM elections.

Under the bill, the next ARMM regular elections shall be held on the second Monday of May 2013.

The elected regional governor, vice governor and members of the regional legislative assembly will have a three-year term of office.

The bill also states that the incumbent officials of the ARMM shall hold office only until September 30, 2011.

The President will also appoint officers-in-charge who will be in post until the next officials are elected. However, the appointed officials shall be ineligible to run in the next regular elections.

Lacierda also said that the government would also save money with the holding the political exercise simultaneously with the midterm elections in May 2013. (Apipa Bagumbaran/PIA 10 Marawi)


Poll watchdog opposes postponement of ARMM election
By: Apipa Bagumbaran

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Feb. 10 (PIA) -- An electoral watchdog based in Lanao del Sur denounced the postponement of the August 2011 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) elections without the consent of stakeholders saying it undermines the democracy of the Bangsamoro people.

In a statement given to Philippine Information Agency, Healing Democracy said such election is already fixed by Republic Act 9054 and can be ratified through a plebiscite by residents of the ARMM.

ARMM includes the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and the Islamic City of Marawi.

“What Congress should be discussing is not how to derail the electoral process but how to ensure clean and credible elections reflecting the will of the Bangsamoro people.”

Healing Democracy is also outraged by the decision of the Commission on Elections to continue using the Precinct-Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in the coming ARMM elections, particularly in Lanao del Sur.

“Based on the May 10, 2010 election and the June 3, 2010 special election, the use of PCOS machines has defeated its purpose in protecting the rights of the people and further aggravated it.”

The poll watchdog likewise demand to the Congress and COMELEC to seriously enforce measures in ensuring clean, fair, credible and transparent election while upholding the Bangsamoro people’s right to suffrage.

Delayed election procedures, technical glitches, transmission failures, and incidents of fraud and violence were among problems documented by Healing Democracy.

Their findings were incorporated in its 2010 election monitoring report dubbed as Testing Democracy: The 2010 Automated Election in Lanao del Sur.

Healing Democracy further challenged the poll body to make a total reform on the electoral process in connection with the  glitches and  weaknesses  of the automated electoral system, Smartmatic  non-compliance with  major  contract provisions, ineptitude in administering the elections that result  in the chronic failure  of elections in Lanao  del Sur and some provinces of the country.

“Finally, we also call the people especially our Bangsamoro brethren to be more vigilant this upcoming ARMM election and help deter any attempt to desecrate democracy by way of fraud and violence.”

Healing Democracy is a Maranao grassroots project funded under the Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Philippines .

Spearheaded by Consortium of Christian Organizations for Rural-Urban Development (CONCORD), Inc, HEALING DEMOCRACY partners include Liga ng Kabataang Moro (LKM) Lanao; Union of People’s Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM); Ethnic Groups Development Resource Center (EGDRC);  Rural Missionaries of the Philippines; Community-Based Health Services (CBHS) Northern Mindanao; Suara Bangsamoro Northern Mindanao; Kawagib Alliance for the Advancement of Moro Rights; Samahan ng mga Lingkod na Artista sa Mindanao (SALAMIN); and Moro-Christian People’s Alliance (MCPA) Lanao. (Apipa Bagumbaran/PIA Marawi)

Mindanao peace group condoles with Reyes’ family but says search for truth must continue
 
DAVAO CITY – InPeace Mindanao has extended its condolences to the family of former Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Angelo Reyes but expressed hope that his death will not end the search for truth with regard claims of corruption in the AFP.
 
In a statement, InPeace Chair Bishop Felixberto Calang prayed that the search for truth be pursued considering that the investigation among AFP officials is “very critical in the people’s campaign against corruption.”
 
“It is sad that Gen. Reyes chose this end, apparently burdened by being placed in the scrutiny of a Congressional probe on the AFP's corruption stemming from his term as Chief of Staff,” Calang said.
 
“Reyes could have redeemed his already damaged reputation by unveiling the truth and pinpointing the chief principal of corruption, but rather chose to bring with him the dirty secrets during his term,” he added.
 
Even without Reyes, Calang hoped that the investigation conducted by Congress will lead to the indictment of higher authorities involved in the alleged web of corruption.
 
“The exposes in the House probe proves the claims of junior military officers who have sent testimonies of corruption and AFP-commanded state terrorism to the citizen-led Mindanao Truth Commission in 2003-2004,” Calang said.
 
Reyes is accused of amassing millions of pesos while holding the top AFP post. He died of a gunshot wound at his mother's grave in Marikina City Tuesday morning in an apparent case of suicide. (PNA/PIA9-BST)
 
 
Task force recommends charges against fireworks stockyard owners
 
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The fact-finding group, Task Force Pacific, has recommended the filing of criminal, civil and administrative charges against the owners of the Pacific Fireworks and Pacific Hardware Enterprises' stockyard that went up in smoke following an explosion last January 28 in this city.
 
The recommendation of the task force, headed by Zamboanga City Fire District director Supt. Jaime Ramirez, is contained in its 16-page investigation report submitted Monday to Mayor Celso Lobregat.
 
The Task Force Pacific was created through Executive Order No. CL-384-2011 to investigate the cause of the January 28 incident at the compound of the Pacific Hardware Enterprises in Barangay Camino Nuevo this city.
 
At least 33 persons were injured when an estimated 60,000 pounds of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic materials went up in smoke following an explosion in the afternoon of January 28.
 
The incident also razed to the ground 16 houses aside from the destruction in nearby establishments including a hospital.
 
Lobregat said the task force has established the culpability of the owners for negligence in disregard to the safety of lives and limbs of people working and staying in the stockyard and other properties near the area where the container vans loaded with firecrackers had been stored.
 
In establishing owner’s culpability, Lobregat said the task force cited Republic Act 7183, which states: “Warehouses for storage of explosive ingredients and finished firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices shall be located, constructed and managed so as to guard against pilferage and accidental explosion of their contents and to prevent injury to person or damage to property in case an explosion may occur.”
 
The same rule states: “location for manufacturers, the warehouse and the manufacturing complex shall be located in accordance with specifications of Section 9 hereof. For dealers, the warehouse (bodega) shall be located at safe distance away from their stores, establishments and from inhabited buildings.”
 
Rule 13 of the said statute provides that “licensed dealers are prohibited from keeping their stores or establishments quantities of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices in excess of a combined total of 25 kilograms. The rest of stock shall be kept in the warehouse (bodega) from which replenishments shall be withdrawn from time to time as the need arises.”
 
Other violations of Pacific Fireworks represented by Benjamin Chiong due to negligence or imprudence resulting in multiple physical injuries (serious or slight) to persons as provided for under Article 365 of the Revised Penal Code, civil liabilities for damages and administrative sanction on business permit.
 
The ZC ( Zamboanga City ) Pacific Hardware Enterprises-Zamboanga JA Trading Corporation represented by Frederick Chiong was also found to have violated Sec. 4 of R.A. 7183 for not having license or permit issued by appropriate agencies/offices to sell and distribute firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.
 
The task force said as it also recommended that further investigations be made on how a business enterprise like the Pacific Hardware with no license to deal in firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices was able to procure and transport the same products from Bulacan in this city.
Lobregat said the report will also be forwarded to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) for the filing of proper charges. (PNA/PIA9-BST)
 
 
Sulu Gov Lauds Help of PNP, AFP, US Forces During Jolo Flooding
By Rene V. Carbayas
 
ISABELA CITY, Basilan – Sulu Governor Sakur Tan expressed his appreciation and deep gratitude to the Special Action Forces of the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, including U.S. troops and civilian organizations for their help in saving the people of Jolo during last week’s flooding.
 
In a radio interview before Radyo ng Bayan, Gov Tan appreciated the efforts and role of government security forces during disasters.
 
“Hindi lang sa bakbakan, kundi pati sa mga kalamidad, napakalaking tulong ng PNP-SAF, AFP, at mga organisasyon tulad ng ALERT,” Gov Tan said.
 
He said that that air and sea travels were almost impossible during the flooding due to bad weather. In spite of this, government armed forces and government agencies risked their lives to bring relief goods to the people of Jolo.
 
Reports said that American troops deployed in the southern Philippines island of Sulu helped rescue hundreds of villagers trapped by flash floods in the coastal town of Jolo .
 
The town of Jolo was battered with heavy rains and flooding last week that placed at least 6 barangays under 8-feet deep water.
 
The governor said that Jolo town is a catch-basin of flood waters coming from surrounding municipalities. Highly congested with people and poor drainage system, floods easily get its way to low land areas.
 
Gov Tan said that he will push for the decongestion of Jolo town by setting up government offices and school buildings outside of Jolo. He said that he will also encourage businessmen to establish businesses already outside of Jolo.
 
He appealed further to the National Government to instruct the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) authorities to give attention to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) so that it can help fix the drainage problem of Jolo.
 
“Mga creeks (in Jolo) ay responsibilidad ng DPWH,” he said, although the local government wanted to help but “di namin kaya mag-isa.”
 
Acting Regional Governor of ARMM Ansaruddin Adiong ordered Friday the release of P250,000 emergency relief fund for victims of flash floods in Jolo.
 
Through text messaging from the ground, the BASULTA Information Center and the Regional Office-IX of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) were able to relay in real time situationer reports to various government agencies concerned for appropriate action.
 
Government agencies immediately mobilized its forces to provide immediate assistance to the people of Sulu.
 
In related developments, Gov Tan met Tuesday with Jolo Mayor Hussin Amin and officials of the eight barangays affected to discuss collaborative efforts in the massive cleanup operations of downtown Jolo. (With reports from Dave Malcampo/PIA9-BST)
 
 
 
 
New PALCOMNET prexy cites crucial role of accurate information
 
ISABELA CITY, Basilan – Mostly ignored by most government institutions, government communicators has crucial role in the delivery of timely, relevant, and accurate information.
 
The newly elected president of the Palawan Communicators’ Network gave prominence to the initiative of the Philippine Information Agency to organize the communication and information officers in Palawan .
 
In a press statement, PALCOMNET announced that Major Neil Anthony Estrella, who serves as the spokesperson of both the 8th Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT-8) and the Western Command (WESCOM), was elected as its president.
 
Major Estrella believes that a well-informed public is a well-equipped public.
 
“Knowledge is power. It may already sound a cliché but it still holds true. A well-informed people cannot be easily swayed and deceived by those who only wish to see the government crumble,” the new PALCOMET President stated.
 
With this in mind, PALCOMNET aims to be at the forefront of generating public awareness of government programs and projects by providing timely and credible information.
 
“With the government detractors employing spin doctors to twist and use information to serve only their interest, it is important that the public should know what their government is really doing,” Major Estrella said.
 
The newly elected PALCOMNET officers were formally inducted to their respective positions last February 3 at the Social Hall, WESCOM Headquarters.
 
“I am very thankful that my fellow information officers deemed me trustworthy of such position and responsibility. It goes without saying that we will do our best to accomplish what we have set to do,” Major Estrella added.
 
The organization further aims to establish networks among sectors and stakeholders. This is similar to one of the aspects of the military’s new Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP), which relies on the whole-of-nation approach. The underlying principle is to get everybody concerned to work together to attain progress.
 
“We will ensure that the information the public gets are accurate, timely, credible and relevant,” Major Estrella assured.
 
With a vision to better serve the public by providing them with relevant and accurate information on the over-all national government development program, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) spearheaded the creation of PALCOMNET, an organization of information officers of different government units and agencies in the province. (6CRGAFP/PIA9-BST/rvc)
 
 
Civil Society Orgs, Army Join ‘Light Up for Peace in Mindanao ’
ILIGAN CITY --- Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in the two Lanao provinces together with the men and women of the 601st Brigade, Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police gathered in the evening of February 8, and joined the rest of the nation in lighting candles for peace.

The candle lighting event held at the 601st Brigade headquarters in Barangay Maria Cristina, this city, is in response to the call of President Benigno Aquino III to the public to join the ‘Light Up for Peace’ event as part of the run up for the upcoming resumption of peace negotiation with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Colonel Leo Cresente Ferrer, commanding officer of the 601st Brigade, said their participation to the event showed their commitment to the attainment of just and lasting peace in Mindanao .

He also hopes that everything will turn-out right with the government and the MILF citing that the resumption of the peace talks is an opportunity to put an end to the decades-long Mindanao conflict.

Filled with the spirit of joy and peace, Pakigdait Inc. Director Musa Mohamad Sanguila expressed appreciation to the 601st troopers for giving the CSOs an opportunity to celebrate the event with them.

He said their prayers for the resumption of the peace negotiations have been heard.

Sanguila also stressed that it is better for both the GRP and the MILF to sit down and find ways to achieve comprehensive and lasting peace in Mindanao without the use of arms.

Prior to the candle-lighting ceremony, Pakigdait Inc. and the 601st Brigade in collaboration with the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) commenced the 3-day Culture of Peace Workshop for Civil Military Officers.

Sanguila said the culture of peace workshop will serve as an eye opener to understand how the different people in Mindanao can better relate with each other.

The workshop which will culminate on Thursday, February 10, aims to foster unity in diversity among the participants through mutual acceptance, to provide an opportunity for the participants to become peace builder and to encourage them to be more responsive and sensitive in dealing with the cross-cultural and varied ethno-religious nature of the community, he added.
Moreover, True to its mandate as protector of peace and the people, the 35thInfantry (MAKAMANDAG) Battalion, 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division, Philippine Army at Camp Allere, Salvador, Lanao del Norte successfully organized and held a candle lighting activity dubbed as ‘Ilaw para sa Kapayapaan’  on February 8, 2011.

Peace advocates coming from the local government units, religious sectors, non-government organizations and the Philippine National Police attended the event at Camp Allere , in the interior town of Salvador , this province.

The lighting of the symbolic candle was lead by Sultan Jhonny Tawantawan of Salvador and Lt. Col. Ferdinand S Razalan, 35IB Commanding Officer.

An inter-faith prayer was then offered by Imam Khalid Sendad, Grand Imam of Salvador and Fr. Aureo Patian, Salvador Parish Priest.

"The candle when lit by people of goodwill serves the good  that is in us all,  it does  not detonate when ignited, rather, it illuminates our  surrounding and reposed our uncertainties in the darkness", Lt. Col Razalan said during his speech. 
The peace building activity was a simultaneous activity conducted in different regions and in all major army camps all over the country. This is also part of the peace advocacy initiated by the civil society groups and non-government organizations and other government agencies which was approved by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

The candle lighting activity’s core program was held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle where a simple ceremony highlighted by an interfaith prayer, ringing of the Peace Bell and flying of wish lanterns took place. Attended by President Benigno Aquino III, this simultaneous event has illustrated the desire and longing of the Filipino people to end the insurgency that the country has been experiencing for several decades.

With the triumphant conduct of the ‘Ilaw para sa Kapayapaan’ here in Lanao del Norte, it clearly manifested that the local government units and constituents of Lanao del Norte are strong allies of 35th IB in its endeavor to maintain the peace and security in the land of beauty and bounty.
 
(AB/PIA-10 Marawi)
 
 
 
 
More than 90,000 Lanao Norte residents to receive Philhealth cards
 
To address the health care needs of Lanao del Norte residents, the provincial government is distributing PhilHealth cards to indigent families under the Provincial Health Indigency Program (PHIP) of Governor Khalid Dimaporo.
 
Spearheading the distribution is PHIP Project Manager Lyndon G. Calica and PHIP Coordinator Felson Gazelle Bacus.
 
“Distribution of these Philhealth cards will be done by barangay. But enrolled residents can also claim their cards at the PCAO office until May of this year”, Calica announced.
 
Last 2010, there were about 94,594 residents enrolled in the program. However, 9,596 PhilHealth cards remain unclaimed. Consequently, all enrollees with unclaimed cards were dropped from the program to allow other indigent families to use their slots.
 
“This year PhilHealth cards can only be claim until May, otherwise it will be terminated”, PHIP Coordinator Felson Gazelle Bacus added.
 
The provincial government has allocated more than P 48 million for the continued implementation of this vital social program. LAR-PIO/LDN
 
35th IB initiates peace building activity
Malalbalay City, Bukidnon, Feb. 09 – Gi-awhag ni President Benigno Aquino III ang tanang institusyon sa gobyerno nga mosuporta sa umaabot nga panagsabot sa kalinaw uban sa MILF ug NDF.

Sa usa ka memorandum, gi-imbitar ang tanang empleyado nga mosalmot sa mga kalihukan nga nagsuporta sa pag proseso sa kalinaw.

Matud pa sa Presidente nga pipila na ka dekada nga ang atong nasud anaa sa panagbingkil nga nakahatag sa kaguol, kahadlok, ug kasakit kanatong mga Pilipino.

“Nahibalo usab kita nga dili ta maka-padayon pag-uswag isip usa ka nasud kung dili nato makab-ot ang kalinaw” sumala sa natala sa memorandum.

 “Panahon na karon nga moapil kita sa pagpakabana kay gihatagan kita ug kahigayonan sa pakig-sabot sa kalinaw taliwala sa gobyerno, MILF ug CPP-NPA-NDF. Gi-aghat ang tanan sa pagsuporta sa Peace Process. Ang kagamhanan karon nangusog aron ipakita sa tibuok nasud ug kalibutan nga buot kita ug kalinaw,” matud sa Pangulo. (PIA 10 Bukidnon)

Dance sports team of Ozamiz showcases fab performance

Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 9—Dance sports competition was one of the major events in the just concluded Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) or the Palarong Pampook in region 10.
         
Thirteen divisions vying the title for best in dance sports competition performed at the Mindanao Civic Center , Tubod, Lanao del Norte, 7:00 o’clock in the evening on Feb. 3.
         
Spectators were amazed on the performance of each dance presentors. Much to the amusement of everyone, when dancers from the Ozamiz City Athletic Association (OCAA) ostensibly showcased their fabulous performance in the dance floor which made everyone hold their breath during the showdown of talents.

It was a very tough competition for the contestants, but still, OCAA ruled the dance floor.

The Lanao del Norte Athletic Association hosted the five-day regional meet from Feb. 2-6, 2011. (Joy de la Cruz-Kapatagan NHS/PIA LDN) 

Cebuano News: Kagamhanan sa Iligan mipadangat na og resolusyon nga nagsugyot pagwagtang sa RA 9344 

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 9-- Mipadangat na ang kagamhanan sa Iligan og resolusyon ngadto sa duha ka mga balay-balaoranan sa nasud aron paghangyo nga wagtangon o kaha amendahan ang Akta Republika 9344 o mas nailang Juvenile Justice Welfare Act.
         
Mao kini ang nasayran gikan ni City Councilor Moises Dalisay, Jr., Chairman sa Committee on Good Government sa Sangguniang Panlungsod sa Iligan, kinsa nangamahan sa resolusyon alang sa maong lakang.

Mipahayag si Konsehal Dalisay nga nakahatag og problema sa mga kapulisan ang nahisgutang balaod tungod kay gigamit na man hinoon kining lusot sa mga minor de edad aron masilotan sa nahimong krimin.

Matud pa, gipadangat ang kopya sa resolusyon ngadto sa buhatan sa Senate President, House Speaker, ingon man sa Chairman sa Committee on Revision of Laws sa kongreso ug senado.

Naghangyo usab si Konsehal Dalisay kang Lone District of Iligan City Representative Vicente F. Belmonte, Jr. nga pangamahanan o kaha mo-co-author sa gisugyot nga balaodnon didto sa kongreso. (mta-CIO Iligan)

Cebuano News: Twin Development sa Iligan ug Lanao del Norte gipaningkamutan ni Mayor Cruz isip RDC Chairman   

LANAO DEL NORTE, Iligan City, Feb. 9--Mipahayag si Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz ning dakbayan, ang kabahin sa iyang mga paningkamot karon isip Chairman sa Regional Development Council (RDC) ang kuyog nga kalambo-an o “twin development” sa Dakbayan sa Iligan ug Lalawigan sa Lanao del Norte.

          Atol sa flag raising program sa city hall niadtong Lunes, Pebrero 7, gisaysay ni Mayor Cruz nga angayan lamang nga ilakip kanunay sa hisgotanan sa pagkalamboan ang probinsiya diin kanhi nahimong parte ang Iligan.

          Nagtoo ang pamuno-dakbayan nga dili makab-ot sa siyudad ang gimithi nga mga kalambo-an kung dili usab niini lantawon ang gigikanan nga probinsiya.

          Matud pa ni Mayor Cruz, gilantaw niya kanunay ang maayo ug tunhay nga relasyon sa Lanao del Norte ug Iligan sama sa mainitong pag-abiabi sa Lanao del Norte sa mga delegado sa Iligan sa bag-o pa lamang natapos nga Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) Meet. (boy decena-CIO Iligan)

Cebuano News: Implementasyon sa agricultural development program sa tuig 2011 hisgutan atol sa usa ka tigum didto sa DA 10 

LANAO DEL NORTE, Iligan City, Feb. 9 -- Natakdang makigtagbo karong alas ocho ang takna sa buntag sila si Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz, City Agriculturist Octavius Molo ug City Planning Officer Gil Balondo sa mga kadagko-an sa rehiyonal nga buhatan sa Department of Agriculture (DA).

Kini aron paghan-ay sa implementasyon sa Agricultural Development Program ning tuiga nga una nang napasalig ni Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.

Sa nasayran, mismo ang Department of Agriculture sa Amihanan Mindnaao ang nagdapit sa mga opisyal sa siyudad alang sa ipahigayong panagtagbo agi’g pagsanong sa kamando-an ni Secretary Alcala.
         
Nag-unang hisgutanan niini ang farm to market road projects, pag-angkon og mga post-harvest facilities sa tanom nga mais ug humay ug uban pa. (boy decena-CIO Iligan)

Cebuano News: Mga opisyales sa kabaranggayan ipa-ilalom sa Barangay Security Planning kauban ang DILG 

LANAO DEL NORTE, Iligan City, Feb. 9 -- Naglaraw karon ang lokal nga sanga sa Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) nga mopahigayon og seminar-workshop sa tanang mga opisyales sa barangay aron mapanday ang bag-ong Security Plan sa matag barangay.

          Gibutyag ni Engr. Jane Docallos, City Director sa DILG Iligan, nga wala mahinayon ang naunang natakda nga petsa alang niini sa miaging tuig gumikan natunong man kadto sa nagsingabot nga eleksiyon sa barangay.

          Plano sa DILG nga idayon na ang nahisgutang workshop sa umaabot nga bulan sa Abril ubos sa pagtugot ni Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz.

          Nagtoo si Docallos nga haum ang ikaduhang quarter sa tuig kanus-a ipahigayon ang Barangay Security Planning sanglit mahuman na man unya ang Barangay Governance Orientation Seminar nga tambungan sa mga opisyales sa barangay sa hinapos nga bahin sa Pebrero ug sa mga unang semana sa Marso. (mta-CIO Iligan)

2011 Civil Registration Month celebration launched

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 09 -- The celebration of the 2011 Civil Registration Month was launched in the flag raising program at city hall last Monday, Feb. 7 on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Civil Registry Law of the country.

The occasion was marked led by City Civil Registrar’s Office headed by Asuncion Avenido.

Avenido said the primary aim of the celebration is to instill to the public the importance of the registration of three important aspects in a man’s life – birth, marriage and death.

Activities of the celebration include a motorcade by the CCRO in the city, information dissemination on the need for civil registration through radio, mass wedding, free issuance of civil registry certifications, recognition for the Most Outstanding Barangay Secretary as Civil Registry Agent and others.

The theme of this year’s celebration of Civil Registration Month is Quality Civil Registration in Support for National Development Goals. (CIO)

Iligan Dad creates committees for 2011 Grand Triple Day celebration

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte -- Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz issued two executive orders creating committees for the 2011 Grand Triple Day Celebration and 2011 Diyandi Festival in Iligan City.

The triple day celebrations include National Flag Day on May 28, the 113th celebration of Philippine Independence Day on July 12 and the 61st celebration of Adlaw sa Iligan on June 16.

The Diyandi will be the tourism month celebration that will coincide with the annual celebration of the Feast of Señor San Miguel.

These big celebrations will be headed by City Councilor Marlene Young. Young will be assisted by Schools Division Superintendent Cherry Mae Limbaco as coordinator in the National Flag Day Celebration, City General Services Officer Raymundo Clavano as coordinator for Philippine Independence Day Celebration and City Tourism Officer Agnes Clerigo-Maingat as coordinator of Adlaw sa Iligan Celebration.  

All sports events in the triple day celebration will be under City Sports Director Bernard Palafox. 

The Diyandi Festival Management Board is composed of City Councilor Frederick Siao for Sports Events, Raymundo Clavano for Finance, Louela Maybituin for Trade Fair And Exhibits, Carnaval, Parlor Games and Amusements and Taboan sa Iligan, Rev. Father Rodrigo Maata for Religious Activities and Cathy Tan for Search for Miss Iligan 2011.

Mayor Cruz has designated the members of the Steering Committee Working Group for Diyandi Festival: Marianito Alemania for Ways and Means, Engr. Franklin Maata for Power and Electrical Matters, Joy Taojo for Physical Arrangements, Melvin T. Anggot for Media Promotions, Glorianne Bartolome for Cultural Events, Donnabelle Olado and Alma Juntilla for Program and Invitation, Tourism Staff for Social Events, Adolfo Briones for Transportation and Communications and Pat Noel for Promotion and Documentation. (CIO)

Iligan chief directs department heads to design a system to resolve barangay problems

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte -- Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz directed department heads to devise a system that will implement quick response to resolve the problems of barangays.

The mayor cited fast action or solution to problems particularly on filling materials, bad roads, drainage, infrastructure projects and maintenance works.

Mayor Cruz said solutions to the barangay problems will not always be immediate if we rely solely in the work schedule of the City Engineer’s Office.

The mayor designated City Engineer Franklin Maata, Acting Economic Enterprise Manager Orlando Maglinao, Waterworks Manager Christine Orbe and Planning Officer Gil Balondo to work on a system.

Mayor Cruz directed the officials concerned to present the program they designed in the next department heads meeting on Feb. 14. (CIO)

SP ratifies 20% city development fund for 2011

The Sangguniang Panlungsod ratified the P158.763 million for the 20% Development Fund of the city for 2011.

This appropriation was under SP deliberation after it was endorsed by the City Development Council and approved in the CDC Full Council Meeting, Jan. 27.

The appropriation include P9.763 million for General Public Services, P23 million for Social Services and P126 million for Economic Services.

Under the General Public Services are revenue enhancement, e-governance, human resource management and others.

On economic services are road development projects, livelihood assistance, tourism development programs, agricultural, pollution control, barangay development projects and other infrastructure projects. (CIO)

Lanao Norte lad is NMRAA boxing champ


Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 9 -- Lanao del Norte’s fighter Renaeu Teodosio scored seven points which paved his way to capture the gold medal in Boxing Pin Weight division.

He was followed by Jess Rey Waminal of Bukidnon for the silver medal. Kenepee Mantos  of Ozamiz City division and Arjie Moraca of Valencia garnered the bronze medals.

In  the Boxing Fly weight division , Bukidnon’s  fighter Ronie Sarbalion captured the gold medal .

He was followed by Barde Mejares of Gingoog City. Melvin Rom of Lanao del Norte and Jason Neri of Malaybalay City capped the bronze medals

In the elementary level kiddie weight division John Glenn Langot of Valencia got the gold medal, followed by Chesselle Paudac of Lanao del Norte as silver medalist. Jey Pee Lanane of Misamis Oriental and Christian Madrea of Bukidnon got the bronze medal.

Valencia   City fighter Roi Jake Munalem garnered the gold medal  in the Ant Weight division.  Elvin Bryan Juario of Misamis Oriental captured the silver medal. Laurence Oras of Bukidnon and Erwin Caontao   of Malaybalay City were adjudged as bronze medalists. (PIO)
Camiguin readies health emergency response team
by Jorie C. Valcorza

CAMIGUIN, Feb. 09 (PIA) – Prone to hazards and potential emergencies, the island province of Camiguin has also reinforced its public health emergency management system.

As early as January, key team from the municipal level has already undergone the triage training conducted by the Basic Life Support (BLS) trainers from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and Camiguin General Hospital (CGH), to aid frontline personnel in identifying between life and death difference of patients in critical conditions.

According to PHO, triage is the management of patients into priority groups depending on their condition and resource available during emergencies.

Public Health Emergency Management System (PHEMS) coordinator, Emiliano Lopoy Jr. said the health sector has to take an active part in disaster prevention, response and rehabilitation efforts.

“The training we recently conducted helps strengthen and maintain health emergency preparedness of our response and recovery team,” Lopoy said.

Some 140 health personnel in the province have already undergone the triage training and they are set to undergo series of drilling exercises soon.

Just recently, the island has experienced flashfloods affecting some 58 families which have to be evacuated to the nearest public schools.

Food, medicine and clothing were provided to the victims while the local government also works to clear impassable roads from debris, soil or sand that clogs up some parts of the road and bridges. (Jorie C. Valcorza/PIA 10)

Provincial Health Officer retires with sterling record

Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 09 -- February 9, 2011 is the last day of service of Dr. Gavina de Veyra Galbines as she retires from her position as the Provincial Health Officer.

Dr. Galbines started her public service career in the provincial government on May 8, 1978 as a Rural Physician assigned in Kapatagan Provincial Hospital .

In 1984, as a scholar of the U.P. Institute of Public Health in Manila City , Dr. Galbines took up her master’s degree in Public Health. She was then promoted to Medical Specialist III in the province three years after finishing her masteral studies. She later became an Assistant Provincial Health Officer on Jan. 1, 1988 and finally got promoted as Provincial Health Officer on April 2, 1993, a position she held up to the present.

On her retirement program held at MCC Hotel, Tubod, this province, Feb. 8, Dr. Galbines shed tears of joy after delivering her farewell words and reminiscing the happy memories she has of her colorful and unblemished service to the people of Lanao del Norte.

“I am happy for her that she will now be spending time with her family, though I am saddened that one of our standout department heads will be leaving our organization. I consider her as one of our greatest asset in the Provincial Government. She is an excellent team player and possesses a motherly touch especially when dealing with her patients”, Provincial Administrator Joselito Quibranza said.

The admiration and adoration expressed by her colleagues and subordinates only attest of Dr. Galbines’ superb performance in public service. (LAR-PIO/PIO-LDN)

Cebuano News: Pebrero 15 gideklarang usa ka Muslim Legal Non-Working Holiday

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 10 -- Gideklara ang umaabot nga Pebrero 15, adlaw’ng Martes, nga usa kaMuslim Legal Non-Working Holiday ubos sa Presidential Decree No. 1083 o mas naila nga Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines.
         
Sa kasayuran nga gipadangat sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA), natunong sa maong petsa ang pag-obserbar sa mga igsoong Muslim sa Maulidin Nabi kon kasumaran sa pagkahimugso ni Propeta Mohammad.

Alayon niini, wala’y klase ug wala’y trabaho sa mga pribado ug pampublikong buhatan sa mga lalawigan sa Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Cotabato, Maguindanao ug Sultan Kudarat, ingon man sa mga dakbayan sa Cotabato, Marawi, Kidapawan, Tacurong ug Iligan.

Kini ang mga dapit nga kanhi kabahin sa Rehiyon 12. (pia-ldn/mta-CIO)

Amahan sa Iligan mimando alang sa paghan-ay sa improvement plan sa GTLMH

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 10 -- Gihatagan og direktiba ni Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz sila ni kanhi konsehal Orlando Maglinao ug City Engineer Franklin Maata nga bisitahon ang Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital (GTLMH) aron pagsusi sa nagkalain-lain niining panginahanglan.

          Partikular niini ang kahimtang sa kasamtangang mga estraktura, pagsuta sa mga gikinahanglang materyales alang sa lawak nga pahimutangan sa mga dialysis machines, pagtumbok sa tukmang luna nga tukuran sa duha ka lawak alang sa mga barangay officials ug ubang mga kalambuan.

          Gimando ni Mayor Cruz nga gilayong masumiter ang report kalabot sa maong tahas sa sunod nga katiguman sa mga department heads karong umaabot nga adlaw’ng Lunes, Pebrero 14.

          Sa susamang bahin, gibutyag ni Maglinao nga natunong sa tukmang panahon ang maong laraw sa Mayor sanglit aduna man karo’y usa ka langyaw nga imbestor kinsa interesado nga mosuporta sa mgakalambuan nga ipatuman sa city hospital. (mta-CIO Iligan)

Cebuano News: Kagamhanang lokal magsugod na pag-asikaso sa pagmugna og PDEA-Satellite Office

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 10 -- Nangita na karon ang kagamhanang lokal og dapit nga haum kapahimutangan sa gilaraw’ng satellite office sa Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) dinhi sa Dakbayan sa Iligan.

          Gitahasan ni Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz si Atty. Santiago Hortelano sa City Legal Office nga masusi ang usa ka bakanteng gambalay dinhi sa siyudad nga kanhi gigamit isip buhatan sa usa sa mga ahensiya sa nasudnong kagamhanan.

          Gipasalig sa PDEA sa Amihanang Mindanao nga butangan nila ang sattelite office sa Iligan og mgafunctional personnel alang sa kampanya niini batok sa gidiling droga ingon man ang pag-regulate sa mgasubstances nga himoong sangkap sa paggama og illegal drugs.

          Suportado kini nga lakang sa buhatan ni Congressman Vicente F. Belmonte, Jr. kinsa natunong usab nga nahimong Chairman sa Oversight Committee on Dangerous Drugs sa kongreso, ug sa Sangguniang Panlungsod pinaagi sa resolusyon nga giduso ni City Councilor Bayani Areola. (mta-CIO Iligan)

Balaodnon nga maghatag og hospitalization ug death benefits sa mga barangay tanod, BNS, BHW ug CVO napa-ilalom na sa unang pagbasa

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 10 -- Napa-ilalom na sa unang pagbasa ang gipasakang balaodnon ni City Councilor Frederick Siao ning dakbayan nga maghatag og hospitalization ug death benefits ngadto sa mga rekognisado ug aktibo sa serbisyo nga mga barangay tanods day care workers, barangay nutrition scholars, barangay health workers ug civilian volunteers organization.

Tumong sa lakang ang paghatag sa maong ayuda ngadto sa maong mga alagad sa katawhan nga naghalad sa ilang serbisyo bisan pa sa mga adlaw’ng Sabado ug Dominggo.

Mipasabot usab si Konsehal Siao nga tukma lamang nga maangkon sa nasangpit nga hut-ong ang mga batakang benepisyo sanglit honorarium man lamang gidawat niini gikan sa gobyerno ug dili matawag nga sweldo. (boy decena-CIO Iligan)

Cebuano News: Katapusang public hearing sa balaodnon nga maghatag priority seats sa mga madbos sulod sa mga bus ug pampasaherong jeep ipahigayon

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 10 -- Napahigayon kagahapong adlawa, Pebrero 9, didto sa SP Session Hall sa city hall ang katapusang public hearing nga may kalabutan sa balaodnon nga maghatag og priority seats sa mga mabdos ug inahan nga nagbitbit og batang-masuso diha sa mga pampasaherong sakyanan.

Gipinalisar sa maong pagdungog ang tukmang multa o silot sa mga makasupak sa balaod, tukmang pwesto nga kalingkuran diin usab ipamilit ang mga stickers ug mga pamaagi sa information drive sa dili pa kini ipatuman.

Nauyonan nga ang makalapas mag-atubang og silot nga warning alang sa first offense, Php 500 pesos nga multa sa second offense ug usa ka libo ka pesos nga may pataban nga citation ticket sa third offense.

Gitumbok usab nga paga-isipong priority seats sa mga mabdos ang duha ka lingkoran duol saentrance o exit sa mga bus ug duha ka lingkoranan duol sa sampot sa pampasaherong jeep.

Subling gipasalig sa author sa balaodnon nga si City Councilor Marlene Young nga pangabagahon sa siyudad ang pagprinta ug pagpang-apodapod sa mga sticker markings.
         
Samtang ang co-author usab sa balaodnon nga si City Councilor Michelle Sweet mipahayag nga kabahin sa information drive ang adbokasiya sa mga karadyohan ug ubang media outlets dungan sa education campaign nga himoon sa Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Mitambong sa natigayong public hearing mao ang mga drivers ug operators sa mga public utility vehicles ug bus, hepe sa Enforcement Division sa Land Transportation Office nga si Michael Macarambon, mga representante sa women’s organization ug uban pa.
         
Human sa maong kalihukan, tinguha karon nila ni Konsehal Young ug Sweet nga maduso ang balaodnon sa ikaduha ug katapusang pagbasa sa mosunod nga regular session sa konseho. (mta-CIO Iligan)

Konseho mirekomenda sa Mayor nga ipahimutang ang tourism sattelite office sa usa ka mall

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 10 -- Girekomenda sa mga sakop sa Sangguniang Panlungsod sa Iligan nga mapahimutang ang usa ka sattelite office sa City Tourism Office sulod sa Gaisano Super City Mall ning dakbayan.

          Usa ka resolusyon ang napasar atol sa labing ulahing regular session sa konseho nga naghatag og otoridad sa pamuno-dakbayan. Kini gipangunahan ni City Councilor Marlene Young.

          Sumala ni Konsehal Young, makatabang ang maong pamaagi aron madiskobrehan sa mga turista ang mga maanindot nga talan-awon ug suroyanan dinhi sa dakbayan. (boy decena-CIO Iligan)

Parolees, probationeers gipa-ilalom sa food handling, environment protection seminar 

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 10 -- Mipasi-ugda ang Parole and Probation Office No. 2 nga nakabase sa dakbayan og Food Handlers and Environment Protection Seminar ngadto sa mga 71 ka mga parolees ugprobationeers niadtong miaging adlaw.

         Gipahigayon kini sulod sa usa ka assembly hall sa ikaduhang andana sa Ubaldo D. Laya Barangay Hall.

Gidumala ang kalihukan sa mga tinugyana gikan sa City Health Office nga sila si Julius Cabili ug Claudia de Gracia inabagan sa representante gikan sa buhatan ni Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz nga si Maria Estella Bramida kinsa usab usa ka volunteer probation officer.

Tumong sa seminar ang pagtudlo sa mga sumasalmot sa tukmang paagi sa food handling nga posibleng mamahimong skill nga maggamit sa panginabuhi ingon man ang pagdasig kanila nga magpakabana sa pag-amping sa kina-iyahan. (mta-CIO Iligan)

MUST’s phenomenal rise amazes CHED commissioners

Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Feb. 10 -- The barely two-year old Mindanao University of Science and Technology amazed Commission on Higher Education (CHED) commissioners gracing the opening of its MUST Days 2011 celebrated Feb. 9-12 this year.

          In her privilege speech,  Commissioner for Mindanao and incoming chair for MUST’s Board of Regents Hadja Luningning Misuarez-Umartraced the history of the young university and expressed awe in its phenomenal rise vis-à-vis the higher education system perpetrating in the country.

          She attributed MUST’s success to the able leadership of outgoing BOR chair William C. Medrano and Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras, incumbent president of the University. Not missed in her acknowledgment of contributions were the efforts of other BOR members and the University’s administration, faculty, staff and students in making the university reach another milestone.

          Among the achievements she emphasized were the 100% passing performance of its mechanical engineering in licensure examinations, and the top 10 performers of its electronics and communication engineering, and electrical engineering. 

          Medrano, on the other hand, said that in a span of only one year, the University has done greatly. An SUC IV, the highest recognition accorded to a state university or college, it manifested quality education through its strong staff and student development programs, high employability of its graduates, infrastructure development, innovations and research outputs, among others.

Truly, he said, the University has contributed new knowledge and technology for the poor. Its cooperation, unity, stability, hard work and teamwork embedded in its university culture made its significant contributions possible.

          After the motorcade from Cagayan de Oro’s Divisoria at 7:00 a.m. of Feb. 9, the University community had its thanksgiving rites and opening ceremonies in the grounds of its newest building, the five-storey science complex.  

Aleem Aliasa M. Alinog of the Office on Muslim Affairs and Ptr. Giovanni Fancubit, Youth Pastor of the Blessed Hope Christian Community Church International led the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration. Immediately after the opening program, Dr. Rotoras, the CHED guests, and entourage then toured the various exhibits before the  guests  met with the other University personnel in a luncheon meeting.

          Other festive events that already happened were the debate exhibition, Duo-Tones – Sanghimig Choral and Aquinas University Choral Mini-Concert, Search for the University Next Top Model, physics festival, lecture series, commercial fair, arts and culture month festival, and a painting exhibit of two of its alumni, Michael Bacol and Errol Balcos.  (Marisa Molina-Manlapig/MUST

35th IB initiates peace building activity

Camp Allere, Salvador, Lanao del Norte -- True to its mandate as protector of peace and the people, the 35thInfantry (MAKAMANDAG) Battalion, 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division, Philippine Army successfully organized and held a candle lighting activity dubbed as ‘Ilaw para sa Kapayapaan’ here on Feb. 8, 2011.

Peace advocates coming from the local government units, religious sectors, non-government organizations and the Philippine National Police attended the event at Camp Allere , in the interior town of Salvador , this province.

The lighting of the symbolic candle was led by Sultan Jhonny Tawantawan of Salvador and Lt. Col. Ferdinand S Razalan, 35IB Commanding Officer.

An inter-faith prayer was then offered by Imam Khalid Sendad, Grand Imam of Salvador and Fr. Aureo Patian, Salvador Parish Priest.

"The candle when lit by people of goodwill serves the good that is in us all, it does not detonate when ignited, rather, it illuminates our surrounding and reposed our uncertainties in the darkness," Lt. Col. Razalan said during his speech. 

The peace building activity was a simultaneous activity conducted in different regions and in all major army camps all over the country. This is also part of the peace advocacy initiated by the civil society groups and non-government organizations and other government agencies which was approved by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

The candle lighting activity’s core program was held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle where a simple ceremony highlighted by an interfaith prayer, ringing of the Peace Bell and flying of wish lanterns took place.

Attended by President Benigno Aquino III, this simultaneous event has illustrated the desire and longing of the Filipino people to end the insurgency that the country has been experiencing for several decades.

With the triumphant conduct of the ‘Ilaw para sa Kapayapaan’ here in Lanao del Norte, it clearly manifested that the local government units and constituents of the province are strong allies of 35th IB in its endeavor to maintain the peace and security in the land of beauty and bounty. (35IB PA)

 


Mayor Cruz mimando nga padayong hugtan ang pag-monitor sa kabaranggayan batok sa mga hulga sa kalinaw

          Gi-awhagan ni Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz ang mga barangay kapitan ning dakbayan nga ipadayon ang hugot nga pag-monitor diha sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka mga hurisdiksiyon batok sa mga hulga sa kahusay ug kalinaw.
          Sa natigayong Peace and Order Council Meeting kagahapong adlawa sa city hall, gipasabot sa amahan sa siyudad ngadto sa maong mga opisyal nga dili angayang mokumpiyansa ang siyudad taliwala sa nasinati karong kalinaw sa atong dapit.
          Nagmando si Mayor Cruz nga ipadayon ang mga pag-ronda sa ilang palibot ug gilayong motahô ngadto sa militar o kapulisan sa bisan unsang katahapang mga lihok.
          Subay niini, gipasalig ni Lt. Col. Angel Madarang, Commander sa 43rd Infantry Battalion sa Philippine Army, nga aduna’y presensiya sa militar ang nagkalain-laingentry points sa Iligan gikan sa mga bukirang bahin aron pagpakgang sa bisan unsa mang hulga.
          Giasoy niini nga naka-pwesto sa Rogongon ang mga sakop Alpha Company, sa Tagoloan area ang Bravo Company ug sa Pugaan ang Charlie Company sa iyang gihuptang battalion. (mta)

Mayor Cruz makigtagbo nila ni Konsehal Young ug Dalisay; kausbawan sa kapabilidad sa TFDI, hisgutan

          Gitinguha karon ni Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz ang pagpakigtagbo sa duha ka mga magbabalaod sa siyudad ni City Councilor Marlene Young ug City CouncilorMoises Dalisay, Jr.
Kini aron hisgutan ang gipasakang resolusyon sa duha ka konsehal alang sa pag-usbaw sa kapabilidad sa Joint Task Force Defensa Iligan batok kriminalidad.
          Kung kahinumduman, gisugyot sa konseho ngadto kang Mayor Cruz ang pipila ka mga lakang nga gitoohang makatabang sa operasyon sa nahisgutang task force. Kini mao ang pagdugang og personahe sa mga checkpoints sulod sa 24 oras matag adlaw, dugang closed-circuit television camera units nga adunay infrared capability, dugang kahimanan sa komunikasyon ug paghitsas og search lights ngadto sa TFDI alang sa mga operasyon panahon sa gabii.
Nakapabalaka sa konseho ang nangaging mga insidente sa kidnapping ug pagpang-carnap sa mga motorsiklo nga gidala paggawas sa dakbayan apan wala masanta sa mga naagi-an nga mga police precincts ug checkpoints.
Sa powerpoint presentation ni Konsehal Young atol sa Peace and Order Council Meeting kagahapong adlawa, nagkinahanglan ang siyudad nga mopaggawas og dili mominos kwatro milyones ka pesos aron mapatuman ang naasoy’ng kausbawan sa TFDI. (mta)

Mga opisyales sa kabaranggayan ipa-ilalom sa Barangay Security Planningkauban ang DILG

          Naglaraw karon ang lokal nga sanga sa Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) nga mopahigayon og seminar-workshop sa tanang mga opisyales sa barangay aron mapanday ang bag-ong Security Plan sa matag barangay.
          Gibutyag ni Engr. Jane Docallos, City Director sa DILG, nga wala mahinayon ang naunang natakda nga petsa alang niini sa miaging tuig gumikan natunong man kadto nga nagsingabot ang eleksiyon sa barangay.
          Plano sa DILG nga idayon na ang nahisgutang workshop sa umaabot nga bulan sa Abril ubos sa pagtugot ni Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz.
          Nagtoo si Docallos nga haum ang ikaduhang quarter sa tuig kanus-a ipahigayon ang Barangay Security Planning sanglit mahuman na man unya ang Barangay Governance Orientation Seminar nga tambungan sa mga opisyales sa barangay sa hinapos nga bahin sa Pebrero ug sa mga unang semana sa Marso. (mta)



Kagamhanan sa Iligan mipadangat na og resolusyon nga nagsugyot pagwagtang sa RA 9344

          Mipadangat na ang kagamhanan sa Iligan og resolusyon ngadto sa duha ka mga balay-balaoranan sa nasud aron paghangyo nga wagtangon o kaha amendahan ang Akta Republika 9344 o mas nailang Juvenile Justice Welfare Act.
          Mao kini ang nasayran gikan ni City Councilor Moises Dalisay, Jr., Chairman saCommittee on Good Government sa Sangguniang Panlungsod sa Iligan, kinsa nangamahan sa resolusyon alang sa maong lakang.
          Mipahayag si Konsehal Dalisay nga nakahatag og problema sa mga kapulisan ang nahisgutang balaod tungod kay gigamit na man hinoon kining lusot sa mga minor de edad aron masilotan sa nahimong krimin.
          Matud pa, gipadangat ang kopya sa resolusyon ngadto sa buhatan sa Senate President, House Speaker, ingon man sa Chairman sa Committee on Revision of Lawssa kongreso ug senado.
          Naghangyo usab si Konsehal Dalisay kang Lone District Representative Vicente “Varf” Belmonte, Jr. nga pangamahanan o kaha mo-co-author sa gisugyot nga balaodnon didto sa kongreso. (mta)

Twin Development sa Iligan ug Lanao del Norte, gipaningkamutan ni Mayor Cruz isip RDC Chairman 

          Mipahayag si Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz nga kabahin sa iyang mga paningkamot karon isip Chairman sa Regional Development Council ang kuyog nga kalambo-an o “twin development” sa Dakbayan sa Iligan ug Lalawigan sa Lanao del Norte.
          Atol sa flag raising program sa city hall niadtong miaging adlaw, gisaysay ni Mayor Cruz nga angayan lamang nga ilakip kanunay sa hisgotanan sa pagkalamboan ang probinsiya diin kanhi nahimong parte ang Iligan.
          Nagtoo ang pamuno-dakbayan nga dili makab-ot sa siyudad ang gimithi nga mga kalambo-an kung dili usab niini lantawon ang gigikanan nga probinsiya.
          Matud pa ni Mayor Cruz, gilantaw niya kanunay ang maayo ug tunhay nga relasyon sa Lanao del Norte ug Iligan sama sa mainitong pag-abiabi sa Lanao del Norte sa mga delegado sa Iligan sa bag-o pa lamang natapos nga Nothern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) Meet. (boy decena)
 
Pebrero 11, 2011, Biyernes

Balaodnon alang sa Anti-Crime Cash Reward System, suportado ni Mayor Cruz 

          Suportado ni Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz ang gipanday karon ni City CouncilorMoises Dalisay, Jr., nga sugyot-balaodnon nga mag-establisar sa Anti-Crime Cash Reward System sa dakbayan.
          Sa nasayran gikan ni Konsehal Dalisay kinsa mao’y Chairman sa Committee on Police, Public Safety & Order sa konseho, aduna na’y pasi-unang gahin ang pamuno-dakbayan alang niini nga mokabat ngadto sa 500 mil pesos sa pagkakaron.
          Nakalatid sa balaodnon ang paghatag og ganting salapi ngadto kang bisan kinsa nga makahatag og impormasyon nga moresulta sa pagkasikop sa mga nakahimo oggrave offenses sama sa attempted, frustrated ug consummated bombing, nakalapas sa anti-terrorism law, murder o homicide, robbery with homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, rape, illegal drug trafficking ug uban pa.
          Maglakip usab niini ang makatudlo sa mga nakahimo og less grave offensessama sa robbery hold-up, snatching, physical injuries ug reckless imprudence resulting to death o less seroius physical injuries.
Nagtoo si Konsehal Dalisay nga dako ang matabang sa publiko diha sa pagsulbad sa kriminalidad pinaagi sa paghatag niini og tukmang impormasyon ngadto sa otoridad.
Pasado na sa unang pagbasa sa konseho ang nahisgutang balaodnon nga giduso ni Konsehal Dalisay. (boy decena)

Konsehal Abragan mag-awhag sa LTFRB nga mapagawas ang taripa sa bag-ong pletehan

          Gitinguha ni City Councilor Providencio “Bong” Abragan, Jr. nga awhagan ang rehiyonal nga buhatan sa Land Transporation Franchising and Regulatory Board(LTFRB) nga ma-isyuhan bag-ong taripa ang mga pampasaherong sakyanan sa gipatuman karong pletehan.
          Gihikay na karon sa Chairman sa Committee on Laws, Transportation and Traffic Management ang pagduso og resolusyon sa mosunod nga sesyon sa konseho alang niini.
          Nasayran gikan mismo sa mga representante sa nagkada-iyang drivers association sa Iligan atol sa napahigayong public hearing sa konseho kagahapong adlawa, nga nagreklamo ang publikong sumasakay sa photocopy lamang nga pahibalo sa usbaw sa pletehan.
          Buot usab ipaabot ni Konsehal Abragan ngadto sa LTFRB ang reklamo sa mgaoperators sa kamahal sa bayronon sa taripa.
          Subay niini, naghangyo ang konsehal sa mga drivers nga sabton lamang una ang mga pasahero nga magdumili sa pagtuman sa bag-ong usbaw sa pletehan samtang wala pa ang taripa gikan sa LTFRB aron malikayan ang panagbangi. (boy decena)

Konsehal Dalisay naningkamot nga magpabilin ang buhatan sa NBI dinhi sa Iligan 

          Gipaningkamutan ni City Councilor Moises Dalisay, Jr., nga mapugngan ang plano karon nga ibalhin ang sangang buhatan sa National Bureau of Investigation(NBI) sa Iligan ngadto sa Ozamiz.
          Gisusi na karon ni Konsehal Dalisay ang kamatuoran sa maong taho ug gi-usisa ang mga hinungdan niini. Buot karong makahinabi sa magbabalaod si NBI Iligan District Chief Atty. Mandaue aron mapangitaan og mga pamaagi nga dili kini mahinayon.
          Naglaraw usab si Dalisay nga moduso og resulosyon sa konseho aron pag-follow up sa gihangyo sa NBI nga luna nga katukuran sa ilang buhatan. Maglakip niini ang paghatag og pagtugot ni Mayor Cruz nga mapangita ang dapit nga kapahilona-an sa NBI Iligan.
          Sa pagsulat ning balita, wala pa masayri ang resulta sa pagpakighinabi ni Konsehal Dalisay ngadto kang Mandaue. (boy decena

Hini-usang paglihok sa mga buhatan nga may kalabutan sa trapiko,
gitinguha sa SP Committee on Traffic

          Padayong gitinguha sa Committee on Transportation and Traffic Managementsa konseho ubos sa pagpangulo ni City Councilor Providencio “Bong” Abragan, Jr. nga mahiusa ang tanang buhatan sa kagamhanang lokal nga may kalabutan sa pagpahapsay sa dagan sa trapiko ning siyudad.
Mipahayag si Konsehal Abragan nga mahinungdanon nga ma-usa na lamang ang tanang kalihukan sa pagpahapsay sa trapiko nga gilangkuban sa enforcement, education ug engineering.Kini aron mas dali ang koordinasyon sa tanang mga paglihok niini.
Sa kasamtangang kahimtang, nakabutang nga usa sa mga sanga sa City Administrator’s Office ang Iligan City Traffic Management Office (ICTMO) ubos sa pagdumala ni Acting City Administrator Pacificador “Ladie” Lluch samtang ang Traffic Engineering nga gidumala ni Engr. Edward Fajardo anaa sa City Engineer’s Office.
          Mapasalamaton si Abragan sa pagpakabana sa MSU-IIT pinaagi ni ChancellorMarcelo Salazar ug Dra. Metodia Trinidad nga matun-an ang tukmang pamaagi sa pagpahapsay sa trapiko sa dakbayan. (boy decena

Publiko gidapit nga mosalmot sa usa ka ‘Valentines Party’ sulod sa Weekend Night Market

          Nagdapit ang kagamhanang lokal sa publiko sa pagsalmot sa pasi-ugdahang “Valentines Party” sa Iligan City Weekend Night Market karon ug ugma gabii, Pebrero 11 ug 12 diha sa Rizal Park.
Sumala ni City Councilor Frederick Siao, mamahimong lingaw niini ang live band entertainment, special performances sa mga finalists sa Iligan Star, City Hall Got Talent ug Iligan Got Talent competitions, dance party, valentine games nga adunay mga papremyo ug daghanan pa.
Aduna usa’y mga negosyante kinsa gidapit nga mamaligya og valentine flowers and chocolates. (mta)

CSWD magpasi-ugda og ‘Little King and Queen of Hearts’ karong adlawa

Magpasi-ugda karong adlawa ang City Social Welfare and Development Officedidto sa Rizal Park sa “Little King and Queen of Hearts” nga magsugod sa alas ocho ang takna sa buntag.
Kini salmutan sa mga kabataan nga nag-edad gikan tres ngadto sa sais anyos kinsa maggikan sa mga Day Care Centers sa unom ka mga barangay nga sakop saDistrict 3.
Sumala ni Josephine Mabanta, CSWD Supervisor sa District 3, mag-representar ang mga partisipante sa tulo ka mga day care centers sa Mahayahay, tulo sa Ubaldo D. Laya, usa sa Poblacion, duha sa Villa Verde, duha sa Pala-o ug usa sa Pugaan.
Kabahin ang Little King and Queen of Hearts sa kalihukan sa siyudad ning pagsa-ulog sa National Arts Month sa bulan sa Pebrero nga gipanguluhan ni City Councilor Michelle Sweet, Chairperson sa Committee on History, Culture and the Artssa konseho. (boy decena)

Kwalipikadong nurses alang sa RN Heals Project, gi-awhagan nga motambong sa usa ka orientation

Nanawagan ang Department of Labor and Employment sa tanang mga nursesnga na-hire ilalom sa programang Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service o “RN Heals Project” sa pagtambong sa usa ka orientation nga gitakda karong Pebrero 14 ngadto sa 15 didto sa Crystal Inn, Barangay San Miguel ning siyudad.  
Gitin-aw ni DOLE Provincial Head Remegio Cabañog nga kini usa ka rekisito sa dili pa sila i-deploy ngadto sa nagkalain-laing komunidad.
Gi-awhagan ang mga partisipante nga nurses sa pagsuot sa kumpletong uniporme sa ikaduhang adlaw sa orientation. Ang mga nurses nga maggikan sa Baroy, Tubod, Kolambugan, Maigo ug Bacolod tugotan nga mapuyo overnight savenue sa nasangpit nga orientation.
Angay’ng masayran nga nang-hire karon ang DOLE og 10 mil ka mgaregistered nurses lukop nasud aron i-deploy sa nagkalain-laing komunidad agi’g tubag sa kakulangon sa mga nurses diha sa nagkalain-laing dapit sa nasud. (mta/dole-ldn)
 
 
 -- compiled by JSBraza

The Benefits of Eating Eggs

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