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Senate initial public forum on BBL reels off

Perlita D. Changco

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA) – After President Benigno Aquino III personally endorsed the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to the Congress last Sept. 10, 2014, initial briefing and public forum reels off  last Sept. 23,2014 followed initiated by various sectors  to increase and enhance level of awareness. On October 8, the first ever public consultation organized by the Senate of the Philippines was held at the Notre Dame University Gymnasium here.

 Over 500 representatives from  religious sector, academe, students, media, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Local Government Units (LGUs) of nearby provinces, North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou “Lala” Talino- Mendoza, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) officials, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)  attended the event. The public consultation was organized and spearheaded by  the Senate Committees on Local Government  chaired by Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Chair of Peace, Unity and Reconciliation Sen. Teofisto Guingona III.

PSSupt Delfin leaves PRO 12 for Zamboanga Peninsula


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)


SOCCSKSARGEN Region prepares for 20th National Crime Prevention Week

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)

Source: http://r12.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1621409525678

PNPA sets deadline for recruitment on Sept 26

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)

Source: http://r12.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1611409547962

ARMM relief arm helps Maguindanao flood victims

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.

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