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Suspect in Hacking Cuffed in Gutalac

By PINSP DAHLAN T SAMUDDIN with report from PO2 Radzben S Jul (RPIO9)

Zamboanga Del Norte – A hacking incident transpired at Barangay Pitawe, Gutalac at about 9:30 AM on January 24, 2015.

The victim was identified as Apolinario Andam y Macotob, 60. He was hacked to death by a certain Roger Boco y Ancino, 40. Both involved are resident of said place. The suspect went hiding in the hinterland still carrying the bolo used in hacking the victim. The responding PNP team were immediately able to corner and arrest the him. Boco is temporarily detained at Gutalac MPS for inquest proceeding.

FEATURE: ALS helps fulfill one’s dream

(FPG/ATR/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)

DIPOLOG CITY - The Department of Education’s (DepEd) Alternative Learning System (ALS)has transformed the once meaningless life of a young parent into a productive member of the society.

Maritess Amadeo Delos Reyes,31, single parent, and a resident of Lower Dicayas, Dipolog City is now a professional teacher after she graduated from a Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) degree at the Jose Rizal State University, Dipolog City campus in 2014.

From Davao to Dipolog

Maritess or Tess, as fondly called by her friends, is a native of Digos City, Davao del Sur, but grew up and finished her elementary education in Sawata, Davao del Norte. Because of poverty, Maritess was not able to proceed to high school. Instead she had to work as housemaid in Davao City right after finishing her elementary education to help her parents.

At age 16, she met a partner and blessed with a baby boy. Like other young couples, their union did not work and they parted ways. In trying to forget her sad love story, she migrated and tried her luck in Dipolog City leaving her son to her mother-in-law.

Hope in ALS

Maritess, who seemed to forget the meaning and value of education, has revived her interest in education when she met a certain Tony Recososa who prodded her her younger sister, Marlyn, to enroll in ALS and to take the Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) test.

To cut the story short, Marlyn took and passed the A&E test. She then took uo cosmetology, a TESDA-accredited course, at the Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga City. As a skilled manicurist, Marlyn was able to find employment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Inspired by her sister

“My younger sister’s success through the ALS inspired me to follow in her footsteps,” Maritess said. “I decided to enroll in ALS and took the A & E test in 2009.”

Her strong determination enabled her to pass the A&E test, making her eligible to enroll in college with Marlyn, her younger sister, supporting her studies at the Jose Rizal Memorial State University, Dipolog City campus. She took up Bachelor of Elementary Education and graduated in 2014. She then took the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Pagadian City on Aug. 17, 2014. When the LET result was released, Maritess hurdled the test.


Right now Maritess has been hired by the Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS) of the Dipolog City Schools Division as a volunteer-teacher for ALS’ newest program, the “Abot Alam Program,”which caters to the educational needs of the out-of-school youth aged 15-30 years old who have not finished their studies and/or unemployed.

Tess considers her entry to ALS as the fulfillment of her dream to help other people who have abandoned their studies and lost their desire of going to school for various reasons.

“Now that the government has come up with these programs, we must grab it. One has only to open up his mind to realize that our government has not abandoned us. Let us show that we want also to improve. With ALS, the government wants everyone to earn education regardless of age. That there is no such thing as late or “gulangnamanko” (am old enough). The government is so good, because it offers a program for those who have not gone to formal education. Who would ever think that after having been away from school for so long, I could still finish a course after enrolling in ALS and passing the A & E test,” Maritess shared.

“Abot-Alam” advocacy forum held in Dipolog

(FPG/ATR/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)

DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 29 (PIA) - The Dipolog City schools division’s Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS) has recently conducted an advocacy and social mobilization on the Abot Alam program at the Bamboo Garden Restaurant, here recently.

Joining the activity were representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) and the barangay officials in the city.

ALS supervisor Catalina Barinaga said the Abot Alam program is a national convergence program of various national and local government agencies, ``non-government organizations (NGOs) and other institutions with the vision of helping the out-of-school youth (OSY) through the opportunities for education, entrepreneurship and employment.

It is also a national strategy to organize efforts in integrating programs for out-of-school youth (OSY) who are 15 to 30 years old and have not completed the basic/higher education or who are unemployed.

The objective of the program is to create a database of OSYs throughout the country by organizing the barangay targeting system; unify the efforts and resources of all agencies and organizations directed to solving the OSY problems, and ensure that all OSYs have access to programs and projects of the different organization.

One of the components of the program is data gathering in which all barangays will be surveyed to determine the interventions to be undertaken by the concerned agencies.

These interventions include the livelihood and skills training of the Technical Skills Development Authority (TESDA); scholarship program through the Commission on Higher Education (CHED); employment program of the Dept. of Labor and OSY programs of the Local Government Units(LGUs); employment program of the Dept. of Labor and Employment (DOLE); Department of Agrarian Reform’s (DAR) skills training for Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs); Community e-centers and product development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the literacy program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development DSWD) in the 4Ps communities.

Other government agencies involved in the program are the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

ZCPO and ZNPPO Units Arrest 5 Drug Dealers

By PINSP DAHLAN T SAMUDDIN with report from PO2 Radzben S Jul and PO3 Jessica DT Sarsalejo (RPIO9)

Zamboanga City –Anti-illegal drug operatives of Zamboanga City Police Station 11 led by Police Inspector Erwin B. Abrasado conducted a drug buy-bust operation at about 3:30 PM on January 21, 2015. The operation resulted in the arrest of Subud Piskal y Jaang for possession of two sachets of suspected shabu, drug paraphernalia and marked money. Confiscated items were submitted to PNP Crime Lab Office 9 for examination. Suspect is presently detained at Zamboanga Police Station 11 detention cell pending the filing of appropriate charges in court.

Baliguian, Zamboanga Del Norte – Anti-illegal drug operatives of Baliguian Police Station arrested two drug pushers during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Diculom at around 8:00 AM on January 21, 2015. Police Chief Inspector Khisna Bagis Asaali - Baliguian Police Chief, identified the arrested pusher as Jimmy Pacatang y Comisas, 36, and Rodeo Pasco y Jumapit, 36, both residing at Sitio Legazpi, in said village. Their arrest was made through a buy-bust operation when the confidential agent and poseur buyer completed the transaction by handing over the marked money to the suspect in exchange for a sachet of suspected shabu and one small rolled aluminum foil. Confiscated from him were cash, five sachets of shabu, three mobile phones, an identification card, and several other drug paraphernalia. Documentation and marking of confiscated items were done in the presence of barangay officials, while the suspects are detained at said police station for proper disposition.

Dipolog City – Anti-illegal drugs operatives of Dipolog City Police Station, RCIDU 9 and PDEA arrested two suspected drug dealers during a buy-bust operation along National Highway in Barangay Galas particularly in front of a bake shop at around 4:30PM on January 21, 2015. Suspected pushers Hector Ello y Tizon, 46, and Robert Lim y Ello, 21, both residents of Purok Bayanihan, Sta. Felomina were arrested with two small sachets of suspected shabu, two mobile phones, drug paraphernalia, marked money, suspected drug proceeds, proceeds money and a black Honda Wave with plate no. 6555TK. Documentation of evidences were done at said place in the presence of a DOJ representative, and a councilor of Barangay Galas. Both suspects are detained at Dipolog CPS pending the filing of complaint confiscated items were deposited to the Provincial Crime Laboratory.

L. Postigo and ZC PNP Conducts Anti-Gambling Raid

By PINSP DAHLAN T SAMUDDIN with report from PO2 Radzben S Jul and PO3 Jessica DT Sarsalejo (RPIO9)

Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga Del Norte – Four suspected bettors and players were arrested by Leon B. Postigo MPS for involvement in illegal cockfighting and cara y cruz in Barangay Bogabongan, at about 1:00 PM on January 20, 2015.

According to Police Senior Joenel Savilla Pederio, confiscated from the area were bet money, game fowls, and cara y cruz materials. Suspects and confiscated items were placed under the custody of Leon B. Postigo for proper disposition.

Zamboanga City –The Special Operations Group of Zamboanga City Police Office, together with the personnel of PRO9 Regional Intelligence Division, conducted an anti-illegal gambling operation in Barangay Talon-Talon at about 8:30 AM on January 19, 2015. This resulted in the confiscation of several gambling paraphernalia.

2 Elderly Sex Offenders, 1 Other Cuffed in Zamboanga del Norte

By PINSP DAHLAN T SAMUDDIN with report from PO2 Radzben S Jul (RPIO9)

Polanco, Zamboanga Del Norte – An elderly man listed as the number 7 most wanted person in Jose Dalman municipality was arrested during a manhunt operation conducted by the operatives of Jose Dalman Police Station in Barangay Macleodes at about 4:00 AM of January 20, 2015.

Police Senior Inspector Vergil Bruce Dario, Jose Dalman Acting Police Chief, identified the arrested individual as David Requina Salinas, 71, resident of Barangay Tamil, Jose Dalman. Suspect was arrested by virtue of warrant for Acts of Lasciviousness in Relation to RA 7610 docketed under Criminal Case No. 4810 with recommended bail bond of ₱180,000.00, issued by Acting Presiding Judge Reymar L Lacaya, RTC, 9th Judicial Region, Branch 11, Sindangan, ZDN dated May 20, 2013. Arrested suspect is temporarily detained at Jose Dalman MPS for proper disposition.

Labason, Zamboanga del Norte – A man listed as the number 8 in the most wanted list of Labason PNP was arrested by PNP operatives during a manhunt operation in Sitio Lupag, Barangay Malintuboan at about 10:55 PM on January 20, 2015. Police Senior Inspector Mohammad Hashim T. Sahidaini – Labason Police Chief, identified the arrested man as Jimboy Dacsaan y Tiyapan, 35, resident of said barangay, who was apprehended by virtue of warrant for qualified theft docketed in Criminal Case Number l-3687 with recommended bail bond of ₱12,000.00, issued by Presiding Judge Ric S. Bastasa of 6th MCTC, 9th Judicial Region, ZDN. Arrested person is temporarily detained in Labason MPS for proper disposition.

Zamboanga Del Norte - Personnel of Polanco MPS led by Police Senior Inspector Edison Alviar arrested the number 10 most wanted person Polanco at his residence in Barangay San Lorenzo Village, Turno, Dipolog City, at about 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon of January 20, 2015. Suspect Alderio Batocael y Santiago, 60, was nabbed by virtue of warrant of arrest for rape docketed under Criminal Case No. 13670, no bail bond recommended, issued by Presiding Judge Soledad A Acaylar of RTC Branch 7, Dipolog City dated December 12, 2005. Subject person was arrested with the help of Eye in the Barangay and subsequently detained at Polanco MPS for proper disposition

Vehicle Intercepted in Roxas for Alleged Cattle Rustling

By PINSP DAHLAN T SAMUDDIN with report from PO2 Jonas D Macasa Jr. and PO3 Jessica DT Sarsalejo (RPIO9)

Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte - Elements of Roxas Police Station led by Police Chief Inspector Rolando Barraquio intercepted a white vehicle with plate number MFL-257 driven by Cliff Ford Torres y Etrone along the national highway of Barangay Piao, Roxas at about 3:30 PM on January 19, 2015 for carrying and transporting one undocumented cow.

Said cattle is under Roxas MPS custody for proper disposition.

2 Drug Pushers Caught in ZC and Dapitan; Marijuana Uprooted

By PINSP DAHLAN T SAMUDDIN with report from PO2 Jonas D Macasa Jr. and PO3 Jessica DT Sarsalejo (RPIO9)

Zamboanga City - Members of Tetuan Police Station SAIDSOTF arrested Raymond Barrera y Luciano for possession of one medium-size sachet of suspected shabu, marked money and other drug-related materials during their operation in Estrade Drive, Brgy. Mampang at about 1:00 PM on January 19, 2015. Suspect is detained at Tetuan PS while confiscated items were forwarded to Regional Crime Laboratory Office 9 for examination.

Zamboanga City - Several marijuana plants were discovered at the back of Villa Teresa Subdivision in Barangay Mampang at about 10:30 AM on January 19, 2015 during an operation by Tetuan Police Station together with the barangay tanods of Mampang. According to Police Superintendent Haywien Salvado, Tetuan Chief of Police, three small pots of the marijuana plants were seen and recovered in the area.

Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte - A joint operation by Dapitan City Police Station and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for a drug buy-bust in Purok Mangga, Barangay San Vicente at about 9:13 PM on January 19, 2015 led to the confiscation of two sachets of suspected shabu, marked money and drug paraphernalia from Melinda Balisco Nodalo. Suspect is detained at Dapitan CPS for proper disposition.

Alleged Siocon Village Kagawad Arrested for Possession of Explosives

By PINSP DAHLAN T SAMUDDIN with report from PO2 Jonas D Macasa Jr. and PO3 Jessica DT Sarsalejo (RPIO9)

Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte - Elements of Siocon Police Station led by Police Inspector Joie Alcasarin intercepted one Honda XRM motorcycle at their checkpoint in Barangay A.L. Micubo, Sr.

Investigation showed that the driver identified as Bassal Turabin y Sabdani, allegedly a barangay councilor of Lagundi, Sirawai town, failed to present a driver’s license and registration of his driven motorcycle. The police officers on duty checked said vehicle and recovered ten detonating cords, thirty blasting caps, and a cellular phone. Suspect is detained at Siocon MPS for proper disposition.

PBA set to play on Feb. 14 in Dipolog

(FPG/MAA/PIA-Zamboanga del Norte)

DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) – The city government here reels off for the scheduled Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) provincial game on Feb. 14, 2015 at the Dipolog City Sports Complex here.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed between the city government through Mayor Evelyn T. Uy and the PBA represented by Atty. Angelico T. Salud to pursue the game between the Purefoods Hotspots and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, which was previously scheduled in December last year but postponed due to Typhoon Ruby.

Atty. Chandler O. Ruiz, chairman of the Youth Sports Development Council in Dipolog, said those who had already bought their tickets last year would no longer pay for the increase in the cost of the tickets sold for this PBA provincial game. This is the second time that a PBA game is being held in the city.

The city government ecnourages everyone to watch the gane in support of the city’s vision of making Dipolog the “Sport Events Center of the South by 2020.”

Tickets are sold at P1,500, P1,250, P750, P500 and P150 at the City Treasurer’s Office and City Mayor’s office.

Free mass wedding set on Feb. 10 in Dipolog

(FPG/MAA/PIA-Zamboanga del Norte)

DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 21 (PIA) – City Civil Registrar Rosemarie P. Miranda has announced that the annual mass wedding to unmarried couples is set on Feb. 10 at the 2nd Floor of Commercial Center, Dipolog City Boulevard.

Those unwed couples are encouraged to avail themselves of this free wedding ceremony dubbed “TWOgether Forever” to be officiated by Mayor Evelyn T. Uy.

However, the city government will only accommodate 50 couples who can submit all the requirements on or before Jan. 30, 2015.

The unwed couples must be male and female and at least 18 years of age. If one or both parties is/are between 18 and 21, they should secure the parental consent of the party who is below 18 and 21. However, if one or both parties is/are between 21 and 25, the parental advice of the parents of the person below 25 must be secured.

Moreover, they are required to submit the Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

The Local Civil Registrar has come up with this program on the basis of Section 12, Article II of the 1987 Constitution recognizing the sanctity of family life as a basic autonomous social institution.

Interested parties are advised to visit the City Registrar’s Office to be able to comply with all the requirements before the scheduled deadline.

As part of the of the Civil Registration Month celebration, there will also be a free birth registration to unregistered children and adults in February.

PDRRMC to conduct tsunami, earthquake drills in Zambo. Norte’s coastal barangays

(FPG/ATR/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)

DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 20 (PIA) - The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) is slated to conduct tsunami and earthquake drills in all coastal barangays in Zamboanga del Norte this year.

Ryne Bustillo, PDDRMC planning officer-designate, said this year’s activities aim to keep the people aware and prepared against any untoward incident.

“We started this advocacy campaign last October and have already conducted symposiums and drills in all barangays of Jose Dalman and in barangays Silinog,Taguilon, Canlocani, Tag-ulo, Ginputlan,Baylimango, Banbanan, Carang of Dapitan City,” Bustillo said.

Earlier Governor Roberto Y. Uy had asked the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to grant him authority to apply for a P500-million loan with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) to augment the disaster preparedness capabilities of the province.

During the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Vice Governor Senen O. Angeles explained to the board members the importance of securing the loan, as he reminded them of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City in November 2013.

With the new climatic condition, Angeles said, everyone has to be prepared and equipped to face man-induced or natural calamities that may hit the province more especially that Mindanao has now become an entry point of typhoons.

The proceeds of the loan will be used for the purchase of light and heavy equipment and for the construction of bridges, water facilities and covered courts which will be used as evacuation centers.

In the meantime, Board Member Crisologo A. Decierdo has moved to refer the governor’s letter request to the committee on finance for further study, as the province has still an outstanding loan with the said bank.

It can be recalled that PDRRMC has also been an active in the climate change adaptation and mitigation campaign held in the different schools in the province in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Village councilman yields bomb-making materials in Zamboanga

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ZAMBOANGA City, Philippines - Police arrested a village councilor for yielding bomb-making materials at a checkpoint in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte on Sunday.

Siocon police chief Senior Inspector Malahal Jauhali Said identified the suspect as Bassal Sabdani Turabin, 50, a village councilor of Barangay Lagundi, Sirawai municipality, an adjacent town of Siocon.

According to Said, the Siocon police operatives headed by Inspector Joeie Alcasarin flagged down Turabin, who was driving an unlicensed motorcycle, along the highway in Barangay A.L Micubo.

Turabin yielded 10 pieces of cut red detonating cord, 30 pieces of blasting caps which can be used in making a dynamite, or a more powerful bomb that may be remotely detonated.

“We are still investigating as to the possible use of the explosive materials. But the way we see it is unlikely to be used for blast fishing only,” Said said.

Charges are being prepared against the village councilor.

3 most wanted persons fall

By Bong Garcia

THREE of the most wanted persons in the Zamboanga region were arrested over the weekend.

Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, Police Regional Office (PRO)-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, identified those arrested as Primitivo Mansueto, Jonifer Perdiguez, and Arnulfo Veña.

Samuddin said Mansueto was arrested Saturday in Barangay Eastern Poblacion, Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental.

Mansueto is the sixth most wanted person in the town of Gutalac, Zamboanga del Norte.

Mansueto is facing charges before the Court of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte for violation of the Omnibus Election Code, Samuddin said.

Perdiguez was arrested Friday in Poblacion, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur. He is listed among the top 12 most wanted persons in Lakewood and faces a murder charge before the Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Kumalarang, Lakewood and homicide in Bayog.

Veña was arrested Friday in Barangay Milad, Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte.

Veña, who is wanted for murder in Dipolog City, is in the top 12 most-wanted list in the town of Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte.

2 Zamboanga City residents shot in Salug town

(Mindanao Examiner)

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – Two men travelling on a motorcycle were shot and wounded in Salug town in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte, police said Saturday.

Police said suspected illegal drugs were also found from the possession of the two victims - Joseph Sayo, 50, and Sajad Anni, 34, - who are both from Lunzuran village in Zamboanga City.

The two men were shot several times in the village of Mucas, but police said there was no witness to the attack which is being linked to illegal drugs.

Police said the duo was believed heading to Dipolog City. The victims were brought to Zamboanga Del Norte Medical Center in Dipolog City, but their medical condition is unknown.

No individual or group claimed responsibility for the shooting.

DAR to distribute new lands to farmers in Western Mindanao

(Mindanao Examiner)

ZAMBOANGA CITY – At least 100 hectares of new lands are expected to be distributed to farmers who are beneficiaries of the government’s agrarian reform program in Western Mindanao region, the Department of Agrarian Reform said Friday.

Socorro Reambonanza, a spokeswoman for the DAR in Western Mindanao, said the distribution of the lands is in line with the agency's program. The DAR is in the forefront of the Aquino administration’s efforts to provide lands to the farmer-beneficiaries of the agrarian reform program.

She said the DAR-Western Mindanao or Region 9 is currently holding a two-day expanded Management Committee (MANCOM) meeting at the Lantaka Hotel in Zamboanga City.

“The MANCOM is a regular activity of the DAR that aims to assess program accomplishments; discuss and resolve problems, issues and concerns; and formulate plans and strategies to facilitate the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program,” Reambonanza told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner.

She said among the top DAR officials in the MANCOM were Regional Directress Julita Ragandang and her Assistant Directors Engineer Agnes Maata and lawyer Ramon Madronal, including Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officers from Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay, and division chiefs, and other technical staff.

Just recently, the DAR also held a national workshop wherein organizational directives, programs, events, and activities for 2015 were discussed, according to Reambonanza.

“These directives and programs will have to be cascaded during the MANCOM to all provinces to ensure unity of direction and synchronization of plans and strategies for the attainment of plans and targets,” she said.

Notorious gang leader killed in shootout

By Bong Garcia

THE leader of a criminal gang was killed in a shootout with policemen who were arresting him in Zamboanga del Norte, police reported Thursday.

Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, Zamboanga Peninsula Police Office information officer, said Heronides Bacabis, alias Commander Cordova, was wanted for a string of crimes in the town of Baliguian. On Wednesday, policemen traced Bacabis to his hideout in Panabutan, Sirawai. Instead of surrendering, Bacabis fired at the officers, who fired back, killing him, Samuddin said.

Bacabis has pending warrants for murder, twocounts of rape, and unjust vexation, Samuddin said.

NFA reminds grains dealers to renew licenses on time

(FPG/ATR/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)

DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 14 (PIA) - The provincial office of the National Food Authority here reminded the grains businessmen in Zamboanga del Norte to renew their licenses on time to avoid surcharge and penalties.

NFA Provincial Manager Julakmad J. Lamawa said those who failed to renew their licenses on time would pay a surcharge fee equivalent to 25 percent of the total license cost and another 25 percent for every month thereafter.

The NFA provincial office has set the following schedule in the renewal of licenses by municipality in the province: January for Dipolog City and Polanco; February for Dapitan City, Rizal, Sibutad and La Libertad; March for Sergio Osmeña, Piñan, Mutia, Katipunan and Roxas; April for Jose Dalman, Manukan, Siayan and Sindangan; May for Godod, Kalawit, Salug and Tampilisan; and June for Baliguian, Gutalac, Labason, Leon Postigo, Liloy, Sibuco,Siocon and Sirawai.

“Aside from this, NFA will also conduct mobile licensing from July to Dec. 2015 to accommodate grains businessmen who failed to renew their licenses during the scheduled months,” Lamawa added.

Lamawa also reminded new grains businessmen to get their NFA licenses at the provincial office bringing with them the following requirements: 2 pieces of 2 x 2 ID pictures, business permit, and picture of the store. They are advised to look for Ms. Minviluz R. Pomelda, the licensing officer.

Zambo. Norte provincial board reports 2014 peformance

(FPG/ATR/PIA9-Zamboanga Norte)

DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) - The people of Zamboanga del Norte got their money’s worth as members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial board) they had elected are religiously performing their roles as expected, declared Vice Governor Senen O. Angeles in last Sunday’s Kapihan sa Dipolog radio program at Camila Hotel I here.

Angeles said “since our assumption to office on June 30, 2013, the board members have actively participated in the discussion of various resolutions and ordinances submitted for deliberation and review by the different city/municipal councils.”

“No board member has missed the sessions without valid reason. No one was reported late during sessions and there was no grandstanding during deliberations,” Angeles pointed out.

In her report, Assistant SP Secretary Filmie V. Beluan disclosed that the provincial board has crafted/passed 615 resolutions, 11 Appropriation Ordinances and 2 provincial ordinances in 2014.

The two ordinances crafted by the provincial -board pertain to the setting of the prices for the agricultural products in the province and services extended by the Provincial Agriculture and Veterinary Office, as well as the amendment of the small-scale mining ordinance.

Aside from Angeles, the provincial board is composed of Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore Julius C. Napigquit, Majority Floor Leader Crisologo A. Decierdo, Assistant Majority Floor Leader Ronillo D. Lee, Minority Floor Leader Fernando R. Cabigon Jr., and board members Joven H. Zamora, Ruth M. Brillantes, Luzviminda E. Torino, Venus A. Uy Angel M. Carloto, and SP Secretary Lorendo E. Legados.

Abandoned Motorcycle Found in Dipolog

By PINSP DAHLAN T SAMUDDIN with report from PO2 Jonas D Macasa Jr. and PO3 Jessica DT Sarsalejo (RPIO9)

Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte - An informant turned-over to operatives of Dipolog City Police Station one orange/white Rusi motorcycle without plate number, with chassis number RFCLXPGA6EA820423 at around 10:00 in the morning of January 6, 2015.

Said motorcycle was seen parked and abandoned a few days ago at Sitio Surf near Dipolog Boulevard. Investigation showed that the said motorcycle was bought by a certain Jevee Soledad of Brgy. Miputak on December 12, 2014 at Rusi Grand UK Inc located In Brgy. Sta Filomina thru installment basis, but the said person is nowhere to be found and allegedly abandoned the said vehicle. The vehicle was turned-over to an employee of Rusi Grand UK Inc.

Drunk Driver Arrested in Tampilisan

By PINSP DAHLAN T SAMUDDIN with report from PO2 Jonas D Macasa Jr. and PO3 Jessica DT Sarsalejo (RPIO9)

Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte - A drunk driver allegedly kicked, resisted arrest and further failed to stop at the established checkpoint of Tampilisan Police Station in Barangay Poblacion at about 7:50 PM on January 5, 2015.

Accordingly, when his motorcycle was about to pass by the checkpoint, the driver suddenly accelerated, but said team were able to intercept him. Suspect Ruswill Delgado Te is detained at Tampilisan MPS while his motorcycle is impounded thereat.

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