BY: DANILO E. DOGUILES
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Sept. 30 (PIA) -- The Police Regional Office in SOCCSKSARGEN Region (PRO 12) paid departure honors to outgoing Deputy Regional Chief Directorial Staff PSSupt. Randolf Delfin Monday, September 29. Delfin, according to PRO 12 spokesperson PSInspt. Aldrin Martin Gonzales has been designated as Deputy Regional Director for Operations of Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula). Delfin, he said, has served SOCCSKSARGEN Region for 3 years, 9 months and 19 days.
Under his supervision as provincial director, the South Cotabato Police Provincial Office was recognized as the best police provincial office in the country. It was also under his management that the SCPPO produced outstanding police noncommissioned officer and model family of the year. In March 2013, Delfin was promoted as regional chief directorial staff, the fourth highest ranking official in the police regional office hierarchy.
At the departure honors held at the PRO 12 headquarters in Tambler, General Santos City, PCSupt. Manolito C. Labador, deputy director for administration,, who led the ceremony, noted how good and reliable Col. Delfin has been. He described Delfin as “a competent, credible and a responsible leader who is an asset to the PNP organization. Rare is the man who does not settle on mediocrity and who does things in accordance to his conscience.”
“PSSupt Randolf R. Delfin, you are all worth of the honors accorded to you today and may it is enough to justify our gratefulness of working with you and having you as our Regional Chief Directorial Staff,” he said to the outgoing official. (DEDoguiles – PIA 12 with report from WBAVillaflores-PRO 12)
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Sept 1 (PIA) -- Individuals who would like to enter the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) have until September 26 to file their application for admission. According to the Cadet Admission Test briefer that PNPA sent to Philippine Information Agency cadetship program is open to natural born Filipino citizens, male or female, single and with no parental and financial obligation to anybody.
Applicants must be 18 years old and not more than 22 years old on April 15, 2015 and must comply with the height requirements of 5 feet 4 inches (162.5 cm) for male and 5 feet 2 inches (157.5 cm) for female. Weight must not exceed or fall short by 5 kilograms of the standard weight corresponding to height, age and sex of the applicant.
An applicant should have completed at least a high school education. The same briefer indicated that an applicant should be able to perform physical fitness tests. For male candidates, these tests include performing three pull-ups, 15 push-ups in 2 minutes, 30 sit-ups in 2 minutes, 100-meter dash in 18 seconds, and 3-kilometer run in 27 minutes. For female candidates these include the following: full arms hanging for 30 seconds, 10 push ups in 2 minutes, 25 sit-ups for 2 minutes, 100-meter dash in 20 seconds and 3-kilometer run in 30 minutes.
Applicants should also be physically and mentally fit for cadetship training and must not have criminal, administrative, or civil cases and other derogatory records. Application may be mailed together with a self-stamped window envelope to the Office of the Registrar or The Director (Attn: The Registrar), Philippine National Police Academy Camp General Mariano N. Castaneda,4129 Silang, Cavite. Interested individuals may also file application online via www.pnpa.edu.ph/cadetship/admission/online.
Admission examination is set on October 26, 2014. In SOCCSKSARGEN Region, applicants will take their cadetship admission test in Cotabato City or General Santos City. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12)
COTABATO CITY (Sept. 1) –- The relief arm of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have been attending to the needs of about 25,000 persons affected by floods that hit 85 villages in Maguindanao’ 11 municipalities, the ARMM humanitarian office said Monday. Lawyer Laisa Alamia, ARMM executive secretary and chair of the Humanitarian Emergency Action Response Team (HEART), told reporters that the affected families did not leave their homes despite floods brought about by torrential rains the past few days in Maguindanao and nearby provinces.
A boy was reported killed in Blensong, Upi, Maguindanao after a landslide hit a farmer’s home on Saturday. Three other family members were hospitalized. Affected towns, based on HEART monitoring, were Mamasapano, Ampatuan, Shariff Saidona Mustapha, Pagalungan, Datu Montawal, Datu Abdullah Sangki, Datu Paglat, Rajah Buayan, Datu Piang, Sultan sa Baronggis and Sultan Kudarat.
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Sept 1 (PIA) – In line with the campaign to curb criminality, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) leads other government agencies in developing plans for the traditional observance of this year’s 20th National Crime Prevention Week, an official said. With the assistance of local government units (LGU), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) the implementing arm for crime prevention activities.has lined up evemts in connection with the celebration, Regional Director Atty. Edilberto. Fermil said.
In a statement Fermil emphasized that crime prevention is essential to the development of the region. “The celebration should be vigorously pursued not just as a matter of compliance with proclamation No. 461, but rather as honest implementation of one of tried and tested strategic initiatives towards maintaining peace and order ensuring public safety,” he said. Here in SOCCSKSARGEN region, the celebration starrs Monday, September 1 with a kick-off ceremony at the Flag Raising ceremony at the Koronadal City National Comprehensive High School (KNCHS).
“The weeklong celebration aims to generate community awareness and appreciation on the importance of crime prevention and in the campaign against criminality,” Fermil added. Fermil also stressed that the celebration endeavors to heighten awareness on the importance of creating self- help communities in preventing crimes. The recent State of the Province Address (SOPA) of South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes affirms the importance of deterring criminal activities. The prime movers of the anti-crime activity call for full support and cooperation of all line agencies in the region through active participation and involvement in the yearly observance of NCPW. (AC Agad/JMP Castillon PIA 12)
BY: DANILO E. DOGUILES
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Aug 28 (PIA) -- Over 400 informal workers and unemployed individuals shall soon be given income-generating projects courtesy of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12 and the provincial government of South Cotabato. Regional Director Ofelia Domingo, representing DOLE 12, recently turned over to the provincial government a check amounting to P3,464,447 through DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Program (DILEEP). The project would provide livelihood starter kits to 432 unemployed and informal workers and engage them in sustainable self- employment through easy to learn livelihood projects
Beneficiaries will be identified and screened by the LGU. Vice Governor Cecil Diel received the check in behalf of the local government unit. While expressing gratitude, Diel noted that the assistance would ensure that poor but deserving South Cotabateños are given the opportunity to uplift their family’s situation. “We continue to be grateful to DOLE Region 12 for its continued funding, we also hope that beneficiaries will value this opportunity to change their lives for the better,” Vice Governor Diel said. On her part, DOLE 12 Regional Director Domingo appealed to beneficiaries not to waste the chance given by the government to improve their present situation.
“We challenge the beneficiaries to take care of the livelihood kits that DOLE 12 would give them and work to upgrade these and improve their livelihood,” Director Domingo said. Approved DOLE Kabuhayan Starter Kits include manicure sets, food processing, carenderia, carpentry, plumbing and household services, vulcanizing, computer repair and programming, Balut Maker, Barbecue making, etc. During the turn-over ceremony at the covered court of the provincial capitol building the
Adventure’s Multi-Purpose Cooperative from Barangay Cannery, Polomolok, South Cotabato also received an amount of P 1,305,980 from DOLE12 for its proposed Retailing of Consumer Goods and Commodities project. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12 with report from DOLE 12)
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