Cebuano News: Paglimpyo sa suba sa Banica malamposon

By Leandria Pagunsan

Malamposong gipahigayon ang paglimpyo sa suba sa Banica sa  milabayng Pebrero 22 pinangulohan ni Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO)         Nestor Canda sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Sa gihimong opening program, namahayag si PENRO Canda nga tulo (3) ka suba dinhi sa Negros Oriental ang unang gipili isip “pilot rivers” sa  “Simultaneous River Clean Up” niadtong Pebrero 22.

Midugang si Canda nga i sunod paglimpyo ang uban nga suba sa probinsya human makita ang  maayong resulta sa kasamtangang 3 ka suba, ang Banica, Panam-angan sa Bais City ug Sicopong sa Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental.

Gilakbit usab ug awhag ni Canda ang mga volunteers nga ipadayon ang pag-amping ug atimanon ang kinabuhi sa Banica River aron makab-ot ang tumong nga mahi-uli ang kahapsay ug kalimpyo niini.

Lakip nga mitambong sa maong kalihokan si Dumaguete City Councilor Jose Victor Imbo nga mipaambit sa iyang “inspirational message” diin gi awhag niya ang suporta sa tanang katawhan nga ipadayon ang  paglimpyo sa mga suba kay responsibilidad sa matag usa ang pagpanalipod sa kinaiyahan aron masinati pa sa mga kabataan ugma damlag ang ka limpyo sa tubig ug presko nga hangin sa Banica River.

Gipangunahan usab ni Honorable Imbo ang “signing of pledge of commitment to protect our rivers” nga gi-uyonan sa mga volunteers pinaagi sa pag pirma sa pledge of commitment tarpaulin.

Human sa hamubo nga programa gibahin-ahin ang Banica River team sa 3 alang sa tulo ka grupo nga mopahigayon ug panglimpyo sa “upstream, midstream ug downstream” nga bahin sa suba.

Ang Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete mi kolekta sa mga sako sa basura nga nakuha gikan sa suba.

Gitakda ang sunod nga paglimpyo sa Banica River matud ni PENRO Canda karong umalabot Marso 22, 2019.

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NegOr readies livelihood aid for rebel returnees

By Jennifer C. Tilos

Governor Roel Degamo has assured the public that the provincial government is ready to assist rebels who would surrender and lay down their firearms.

In his year-end message, Gov. Degamo said the province is serious in providing livelihood or financial assistance to communist rebels who would return to mainstream society.

Last year, four rebel surrrenderers from the municipalities of Mabinay and Zamboanguita were given P65,000 each worth of financial assistance under the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

“As I said we cannot win peace by bullet and arm[ed] struggle, and the province has a roadmap for peace and order program that we follow” the governor cited.

For those rebel returnees who have already benefitted [from] our livelihood assistance to call on their families, relatives, and friends to help us convince them to go down from the mountains and take this life-changing opportunity, said Degamo.

The E-CLIP facilitates the mainstreaming of former NPA rebels and Militia ng Bayan to be productive citizens which also compensates and remunerates all turned-in firearms.

Meanwhile, the governor lamented the killing of six people during a series of police operations in the province late in December last year.

With this, the governor has called for an impartial investigation on the killing of the six civilians in what the police describe as a shootout.

Degamo requested the top management of the Philippine National Police that whenever a police operation to be conducted the police team has to coordinate and inform the provincial government, “We have a template to follow in terms of safety implementation,” he added.

“I believe the operations in Guihulngan City was legitimate because there were search warrants,  but with six people killed, as a governor, it is my duty to protect the residents of the province,” Degamo said.

“If they are supporters of the New People’s Army then we will arrest them rather than kill[ed] them because it hurts others and creates friction, what had happened. they burned the heavy equipment in Ayungon town,” he added.

The governor expects that next police operations to be conducted, his office should be informed as he believes that coordination with each other is one approach for efficient and diplomatic moves.

Ex-rebels in NegOr receive financial aid

By Jennifer C. Tilos

 

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DILG Provincial Director Dennis Quiñones (extreme left) announces the granting of P65K each to four rebel returnees during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) yearend conference. (PIA/Negros Oriental)

The Negros Oriental Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has allocated P260,000 worth of financial assistance to four rebels who have surrendered in the municipalities of Mabinay and Zamboanguita.

DILG Provincial Director Dennis Quiñones said the rebel returnees were awarded the financial grants through the department’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

Quiñones said the former rebel beneficiaries were given immediate livelihood assistance worth P65,000 each to provide them with the necessary aid in their reintegration to the mainstream society where they belong.

Part of the financial aid distributed includes immediate assistance, livelihood assistance, and firearm remunerations.

The DILG official wish to attract more insurgents to surrender to the folds of the law this year.

Expected to have bigger budget allocation, Quiñones said they also “anticipate large influx of rebels to surrender that include the Kapatas and Militia ng Bayan to the expanded CLIP program.”

E-CLIP is the government’s program that responds to the circumstances, needs, and concerns of former rebels through the provision of assistance and seeks to consider their basic rights and situations as men and women