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.
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) – 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)
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.
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