Canlaon residents benefit from outreach prog for peace

By Jennifer C. Tilos

A total of 636 residents in Canlaon City benefited from the medical and dental outreach program and other government services jointly conducted by the Philippine Army’s 302nd Infantry Brigade and the Philippine National Police (PNP) April 13 at Brgy. Panubigan Gym, Canlaon City.

Brig. Gen. Ignacio Madriaga, commander of the 302nd IB, said as a continuing program, this activity intends to deliver free health services to the constituents of Canlaon especially those who need medical attention.

Bringing the government services and programs closer to the people counteracts the deception of the CPP-NPAs who promised to help the barangay residents, the army officer said.

PNP reported that during the medical outreach, some 227 individuals have availed of free medical consultation, 112 had their tooth extracted, 139 young boys were circumcised, minor surgery of 8 patients, 112 vaccinated with anti-cervical cancer, 220 received vitamins and medicines, 150 kids received dental hygiene kits, and 150 persons had their eyes checked and received eye glasses.


Over 600 residents from eight barangays in Canlaon City have availed free medical and health services in an outreach medical-dental mission conducted by PNP-AFP in Canlaon City. (PIA/Negros Oriental)


On top of the medical services, the team also offered free services of massage therapy for 40 individuals, 121 males had their free haircuts, 45 individuals had their nails manicured/pedicured, distributed 500 pair of slippers and 50 balls of basketball and volleyballs, and 340 children received candies, chocolates and stuff toys.

One of the highlights of the activity is the dialogue with the residents of Canlaon with the representatives of all government agencies involved to disseminate the current programs of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte .

Mayor Jimmy Clerego of Canlaon City said that he is thankful to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and PNP for organizing the activity.

He also emphasized to his constituents that the basic services and all government programs aim to improve the lives of every Filipino.

In the same activity, Police Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas, Regional Director of Police Regional Office-7 said “It is very important that you are not only aware of the programs of the government but also you understand what is the truth or not, so that you will not be deceived and exploited by the communist organizations and join the New People’s Army.”

During the open forum, Agrarian Reform Officers discussed the process of land acquisition in which the audience realized that they were only deceived and misled for a long time by the communist organizations like KARAPATAN that tried to organize them and promised to help them.

Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Engr. Manuel Galon, Jr. of the Operation Division of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) explained the actions by their office and status of the land areas to be subjected to land reform and distribution.

A report from PNP states that “it was found out during exchanges that lawyers of Karapatan and Gabriela organizations that offered their services had different opinions and legal advice that runs contrary on the procedures of DAR.”

It added that these advisers insisted that these farmers will not follow the government office concerned directives and guidelines but to stick to their advices even though these were wrong and unlawful.

Sinas followed up the answers of DAR that the farmers were duped by Karapatan and misrepresented them and muddled the issues that caused the delay of the project implementation.

Other issues raised during the dialogue include the assurance of the PNP and AFP that there is no such list of targets of police and military operations but requested the participants to detach themselves from dubious organizations.

A representative from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Ooffice of Canlaon City explained the important of preserving the watershed of Negros Island and the reasons why tenants inside the reservations were advice to leave and vacate the area.

Some 400 residents including the barangay chairpersons participated in the dialogue or pulong-pulong from the eight barangays of Binalbagan, Pula, Lumapao, Bayog, Aquino, Linohangan, Masulog, and Panubigan all in Canlaon City.


Cebuano News: Pag-instalar sa CCTV sugdan na sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete

By Leandria Pagunsan

Sugdan na sa dili madugay ang pag-instalar sa multi-million CCTVs gikan sa PLDT company nga gi deliver na ngadto sa lokal nga kagamhanan sa Dumaguete City, ug gani anaa kini gipahiluna sa command center.

Sumala ni Dumaguete City Information Officer, Dems Demecillo ang walo (8) ka Poblacion barangays sa dakbayan unahon pag instalar sa CCTV ug gilaomang ma kumpleto kini sa Hulyo ning tuiga.

Mo sunod ang laing 22 ka barangay human sa 8 ka Poblacion barangays.

Ang modernong CCTV camera adunay kapasidad nga gitawag ug  “panning, tilting ug zooming” ngadto sa usa ka  tawo o butang sulod sa gilay-on nga usa ka kilometro matud ni Demecillo.

Si Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo ug PLDT officials pinangunahan ni Assistant Vice-President sa PLDT Visayas Jimmy Chua ug uban pa nga opisyal sa dakbayan nagtigom bag-ohay lang  aron pag finalize sa maong proyekto.

Ang command center atimanon sa empleyado gikan sa lokal nga kagmahanan ug sa PLDT 24/7 aron maseguro nga anaa sa maayong pagdumala ang mga CCTV camera.

Base sa ilang kasabutan sa PLDT ang CCTV “will be upgraded based on the latest market technology.”

Matud ni Mayor Remollo kini nga proyekto dako ug ikatabang aron mapakgang ang mga panghitabong krimen, pag monitor sa sitwasyon sa trapiko ug magamit isip “early warning” panahon sa kalamidad.

Ang sunod nga proyekto sa dakbayan ubos ni Mayor Remollo mao ang pag instalar unya og traffic lights sa “major intersections” ug sa uban nga karsada gamit ang  fiber optic cables.

PNP urges DEB volunteers to coordinate for security

By Roi Lomotan

PMaj. Jul encourages Parish Election Volunteers to coordinate with their respective police stations for security purposes. (PIA7-NegOr)

The Philippine National Police (PNP)-Negros Oriental has encouraged Parish Election Volunteers (PEVs) to coordinate and register with their respective police stations to ensure their safety on Election Day.

PMaj. Jul Jamiri, chief of the PNP Provincial Election Monitoring Action Center (PEMAC) spoke about this during the Trainer’s Training for PEVs held April 9 at the Marian Priests’ Center, this city.

The Diocesan Electoral Board (DEB) of the Diocese of Dumaguete spearheaded the said activity as part of their preparation for the May 2019 polls.

Jamiri noted that the provincial police office wants to account PEVs serving on Election Day.

“We want to register all of you para ma-check nato if naa namo sa polling center, if kamo ba gyud na, and if recognized ba mo sa DEB para organized tang tanan. Para ma-monitor kamo volunteers (We want to register all of you to check if you have reported to the polling center, verify your identity, and make sure that you are recognized by the DEB. We want to everything to be organized),” Jamiri explained.

“Everyone will be checked in sa command center and everyone will be accounted gikan sa pagsugod hangtod sa paghuman (Everyone will be checked in the command center and everyone will be accounted from the start until the end of elections),” he added.

The police official further clarified that the PNP also wants to make sure that DEB will not be used by anomalous people to get inside polling precincts that’s why they are inviting PEVs and their members to register at their respective police stations.

“Please coordinate with the police. Please give them your names para ihatag pod nla sa amoa sa command center (so that they can also give it to us in the command center),” Jamiri told PEVs.

Around 200 parish coordinators, poll watcher trainers, and logistics heads of every parish under the coverage of the Diocese of Dumaguete in Negros Oriental participated in the training.

Aside from this, Jamiri also shared updates on PNP’s security measures on Election Day.

In this light, the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office will deploy 1, 070 police personnel in voting centers throughout the province to reach the target ratio of two police officers in every voting center.

There are 535 schools throughout the province that will be used as polling centers on May 13.

Moreover, some 234 police officers will also be deployed in areas which they categorized as “critical” for elections.

Jamiri said the PNP has prepared a four layer security with quick reaction forces to be designated in the barangay, municipal, and district levels in addition to the police personnel deployed in polling centers.

Furthermore, PNP collaborated with other law enforcement agencies like the 94th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army and the Philippine Coast Guard to strengthen its security plan on Election Day.

With this Jamiri disclosed around 1, 900 law enforcement officers coming from various agencies will be deployed on Election Day.