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)
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.
BY: DANILO E. DOGUILES
TBOLI, South Cotabato, Aug 27 (PIA) -- The local government unit of Tboli is currently pursuing school children in a campaign aimed at preserving the municipality’s rich indigenous culture and traditions among the younger generations. On August 18 to 22, the LGU through the Tribal Affairs Unit held a culture-awareness seminar at Laconon Integrated School involving some 75 Grade 4 to Grade 6 pupils. The five-day seminar-workshop included learning of various Tboli dances and playing of indigenous musical instruments.
They were also taught the art of making traditional ornaments out of beads. Another similar activity is set in another school next week, according to a report from the Office of Mayor Dibu Tuan. The same will also be conducted in other schools to reach school children in all 25 barangays of the municipality. Said report also indicated that the project has been going on for more than 5 years, anchored on the objective to orient the young generations of their roots as an ethnic group.
Such initiative of the LGU, it says, has brought positive impacts among Tboli children to take pride of their cultural heritage and create a sense of honor for their identity as an important indigenous people in this part of the Philippines. Tboli LGU’s Tribal Affairs Unit, which oversees the cultural awareness seminar, is being supervised by social worker Mizpah Sunshine Perong. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12 with report from BLugan-Tboli LGU)
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)
COTABATO CITY -- Regional Assembly Speaker Reggie Sahali-Generale has been named acting vice governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) in a record-setting decision that made her the first female second top executive in the 20-year old regional governance. Generale, daughter of Tawi-Tawi Governor Sadikul Sahali, promptly accepted the appointment issued Monday by acting Armm Governor Ansaruddin Alonto-Adiong, prompting the regional legislature to elect that same day Ronnie Sinsuat of Maguindanao as its new speaker.
In her brief valedictory remarks at the session, Generale expressed her elation over the confidence endowed her by the Adiong administration, which came into power as a result of the earlier suspension and subsequent detention of former Armm Governor Zaldy Ampatuan in connection with the Maguindanao massacre on November 23, 2009. Generale described as an added highlight of her "frightening experience" of heading once the male-dominated 24-member regional legislature, which elected as first lady speaker under the Ampatuan administration.
- COTABATO CITY -- Regional Assembly Speaker Reggie Sahali-Generale has been named acting vice governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) in a record-setting decision that made her the first female second top executive in the 20-year old re
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