CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET: Elements of Lagawe MPS, Ifugao PPO arrested the listed Nr 4 Top Most Wanted Person of Lagawe, Ifugao for the 3rd Quarter CY 2010 on September 21, 2010 at about 10:30 AM at Poblacion East, Lagawe, Ifugao.
The arrested person was, identified as Arthur Ulusan Maina, 46 years old, married, resident of Brgy Luta, Lagawe, Ifugao by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest for Violation of RA 9262 under Criminal Case Nr 1866 issued by  Hon Joseph P Baguilat, Presiding Judge of RTC, Branch 14, Lagawe, Ifugao. The arrested person was turned-over to the court concerned for proper disposition and subsequently committed to the BJMP, Tiger Hill, Kiangan, Ifugao.

CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET:  Elements of Lagawe MPS, Ifugao PPO arrested the listed Nr 4 Top Most Wanted Person of Lagawe, Ifugao for the 3rd Quarter CY 2010 on September 21, 2010 at about 10:30 AM at Poblacion East, Lagawe, Ifugao.
The arrested person was, identified as Arthur Ulusan Maina, 46 years old, married, resident of Brgy Luta, Lagawe, Ifugao by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest for Violation of RA 9262 under Criminal Case Nr 1866 issued by  Hon Joseph P Baguilat, Presiding Judge of RTC, Branch 14, Lagawe, Ifugao. The arrested person was turned-over to the court concerned for proper disposition and subsequently committed to the BJMP, Tiger Hill, Kiangan, Ifugao. (PRO-COR)

BAGUIO CITY – continuous monitoring and apprehension of smoke belching vehicles yielded an increase in the number of violators in the city.
The Roadside Inspection, Testing and Monitoring Team (RITMT) operation from September 14 to 20 along UP drive, Upper Session Road, Leonard Wood, Rimando-Rotonda, Naguilian Road and Governor Pack Road revealed 355 vehicles were flagged by its personnel.
150 vehicles passed the reading while 225 of them failed.
Among the apprehended vehicles included 41 Public Utility Jeepneys, 59 Taxis, 45 Private cars, 2 government vehicles and 2 motorcycles.
2 testing machines were used during the operation, the newly acquired Combi Opacemeter that could test LPG and gasoline fed motor vehicles and the machine that tests diesel fed engines.
During the testing of the new machine September 16 to 18, it was observed that most LPG fed engines failed the tests.
On September 17 alone, there were 21 taxis and 4 private cars who failed in the tests, 9 are gasoline fed while 16 are LPG fed.
And again in the September 20 operation, 13 taxis 2 private cars and 1 motorcycle failed the test, 7 are gasoline fed while 9 are LPG fed.
Sources say the wrong conversion from gasoline to LPG might have contributed to the failed readings.
The RITMT collected a total of P118,700.00 in fines for five days of continuous operations.
The testing of airconditioning system of vehicles in the city is underway. ***paul rillorta

BAGUIO CITY – continuous monitoring and apprehension of smoke belching vehicles yielded an increase in the number of violators in the city.The Roadside Inspection, Testing and Monitoring Team (RITMT) operation from September 14 to 20 along UP drive, Upper Session Road, Leonard Wood, Rimando-Rotonda, Naguilian Road and Governor Pack Road revealed 355 vehicles were flagged by its personnel.150 vehicles passed the reading while 225 of them failed.Among the apprehended vehicles included 41 Public Utility Jeepneys, 59 Taxis, 45 Private cars, 2 government vehicles and 2 motorcycles.2 testing machines were used during the operation, the newly acquired Combi Opacemeter that could test LPG and gasoline fed motor vehicles and the machine that tests diesel fed engines.During the testing of the new machine September 16 to 18, it was observed that most LPG fed engines failed the tests.On September 17 alone, there were 21 taxis and 4 private cars who failed in the tests, 9 are gasoline fed while 16 are LPG fed.And again in the September 20 operation, 13 taxis 2 private cars and 1 motorcycle failed the test, 7 are gasoline fed while 9 are LPG fed.Sources say the wrong conversion from gasoline to LPG might have contributed to the failed readings.The RITMT collected a total of P118,700.00 in fines for five days of continuous operations.The testing of airconditioning system of vehicles in the city is underway. ***paul rillorta

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan in his weekly ugnayan presser revealed plans of rehabilitating the old public market formerly Dimalanta Building is underway.
Domogan said he has already tasked the City Buildings and Architecture Office and the City Engineers Office to conduct ocular inspection on structures along Magsaysay avenue which is owned by the city.
We will see if we can introduce remedial measures which could correct the problem, otherwise we have no option but to close it down, Domogan said.
The mayor is also planning to introduce minimal improvements in certain areas of the market to make it safe for market goers and stall owners.
The move is in response to Bureau of Fire Protection Chief Richard Villanueva’s findings the building is considered a fire hazards.
It can be recalled Villanueva recommended the immediate closure of the Old Market Building along Magsaysay avenue here due to its dilapidated and highly hazardous state. ***paul rillorta

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan in his weekly ugnayan presser revealed plans of rehabilitating the old public market formerly Dimalanta Building is underway.Domogan said he has already tasked the City Buildings and Architecture Office and the City Engineers Office to conduct ocular inspection on structures along Magsaysay avenue which is owned by the city.We will see if we can introduce remedial measures which could correct the problem, otherwise we have no option but to close it down, Domogan said.The mayor is also planning to introduce minimal improvements in certain areas of the market to make it safe for market goers and stall owners. The move is in response to Bureau of Fire Protection Chief Richard Villanueva’s findings the building is considered a fire hazards.It can be recalled Villanueva recommended the immediate closure of the Old Market Building along Magsaysay avenue here due to its dilapidated and highly hazardous state. ***paul rillorta

Watchful members of the Regional Highway Patrol Unit – Cordillera (RHPU – COR) of the Philippine National Police were able to intercept bags of dried marijuana fruiting tops from two motorcyclists, whom they initially flagged down and accosted for having no plate and for non-wearing of crash helmet.

Buddies Police Officer (PO) 3 Rolando N. Dulay and PO1 Rodrigo P. Maza, who are assigned with Mobile 18 Special Operation Team of RHPU – COR, whose primary function is to implement Republic Act (RA) 6539 (Anti-carnapping Act of 1972), and deputized to enforce RA 4136 (Land Transportation Code of the Philippines) and the “No Plate, No Travel” Policy, were devotedly discharging their sworn duties along Marcos Highway in Suello Village, Baguio City at around 12:30 just after lunch last September 21 when they spotted the approaching duo with some very obvious car law violations.

What’s more, as the highway patrols asked the offenders to show relevant papers, their bags had both revealed marijuana fruiting tops, which were contained in plastic bags. The Forensic Chemist’s laboratory exam report on the contrabands later showed such to be weighing a total of 135.44 grams, having an overall Dangerous Drugs Board value of PhP3,386.00.

The lawbreakers were identified as Arjay Manalansan Castañeda, 24, single, college graduate, jobless, resident of No. 13 Camdas Subd., Baguio City; and Trino Comilang Barretta Jr., 31, married, jobless, native of Baguio City, resident of No. 30 Malvar St., Baguio City.

Castañeda was nabbed with 131.98 grams of dried marijuana. Meanwhile, 3.46 grams of the drug were taken from Barretta.

Aside from non-wearing of helmet and violation of the “No Plate, No Travel” Policy, Castañeda had also been motorcycling without license. Likewise, he can’t present any proof of ownership of the black Honda motorbike, with chassis number JDO3-100 5054, which he was driving.

Similarly, it was found out that the yellow Honda motorcycle, with plate number ZE 9924, motor number XRM 110 ME 8064522 and chassis number XRM 11-046-064522, which Barretta had been riding, is registered to one Dharmu Gerald S. Punjabi of No. 55 Upper Malvar, Baguio City, as indicated by the Land Transportation Office Certificate of Registration and Official Receipt he showed to his arresting officers.

Subsequently, through the assistance of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Cordillera Administrative Region, Castañeda and Barretta were successfully charged before the Drug Court of Baguio City for Violation of Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) of RA 9165 (The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002), docketed under Criminal Case Numbers 31071-R and 31072-R, respectively, last September 22. (PDEA-CAR)

Oplan Kaluluwa execom formed

Posted: September 26, 2010 in Baguio City, Benguet
BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan heads the executive committee for Oplan Kaluluwa 2010 this coming All Saints and All Souls day, Nov. 1 and 2, as to Administrative Order 142 issued last week.
Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas is co-chairperson of the said committee, with City Administrator Carlos Canilao and Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) head PS/Supt. David Lacdan as action officers.
Members of the committee include city executives and legislators and punong barangays of affected areas. Emergency and medical personnel are also part of the committee, created to formulate “necessary policies, guidelines and measures” for All Saints and All Souls day.
Dr. John Tinoyan, head of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Anastacia Tamayo, head of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)-Baguio Chapter; Ramon Jacinto,  Executive Officer of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP)– Baguio Chapter: Engr. Antonio Caluza, head of the Baguio-Benguet Public Information and Civic Action Group (BB-PICAG); Engr. Archiemor Ellamil, Officer-In-Charge, City Disaster Coordinating Center (CDCC); and the groups they represent are among the auxiliary bodies expected to extend services during the period. Other people’s organization and non-governmental organizations are expected to assist during the occasion.
Punong Barangays Gloria Corazon Dalisay of Quezon Hill Proper, Benedicto Casilen of San Luis Village, Augustus Valdez of Cresencia Village, Aurora Abellera of City Camp Proper, Carlos Ananayo of Lower Rock Quarry, Bonifacio Quichio III of Lourdes Proper Subdivision, Leonida Bernal of Lourdes Subdivision, Gerry Uy of San Roque Village, and Thomas Dumalti of Irisan are members of the committee.
Councilors Phillian Louise Weygan, Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) representative Joel Alangsab, Sangguniang Kabataan representative Gloria Ysabel de Vera; City Treasurer Thelma Manaois, City Engr. Leo Bernardez, City Buildings and Architecture Officer Engr. Oscar Flores, City Health Officer Dr. Florence Reyes, City Environment and Parks Management Officer (CEPMO) In-Charge Cordelia Lacsamana, CEPMO Assistant head Joyce Aragones, Executive Assistant Rafael Tallocoy, and Ramon Dacawi of the Public Information Office are also members.
The executive committee shall come up with guidelines as to traffic schemes to and from the cemeteries and memorial parks in the city; including truck ban, terminal and parking areas, re-routing, one-way traffic for both private and public utility vehicles, selling procedures for vendors of candles and flowers for the public, and, peace and order within and outside of parks and cemeteries. The general overseeing and implementation of activities and support for such are expected from the committee.
Emergency procedures during the two-day period shall be taken care of by the EMS, CDCC, BB-PICAG, BSP and related groups.
Secretariat for the committee are composed of  personnel from the City Administrators Office and Ryan Mangusan of the City Mayor’s Office. –juliegfianza

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan heads the executive committee for Oplan Kaluluwa 2010 this coming All Saints and All Souls day, Nov. 1 and 2, as to Administrative Order 142 issued last week. Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas is co-chairperson of the said committee, with City Administrator Carlos Canilao and Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) head PS/Supt. David Lacdan as action officers.  Members of the committee include city executives and legislators and punong barangays of affected areas. Emergency and medical personnel are also part of the committee, created to formulate “necessary policies, guidelines and measures” for All Saints and All Souls day.       Dr. John Tinoyan, head of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Anastacia Tamayo, head of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)-Baguio Chapter; Ramon Jacinto,  Executive Officer of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP)– Baguio Chapter: Engr. Antonio Caluza, head of the Baguio-Benguet Public Information and Civic Action Group (BB-PICAG); Engr. Archiemor Ellamil, Officer-In-Charge, City Disaster Coordinating Center (CDCC); and the groups they represent are among the auxiliary bodies expected to extend services during the period. Other people’s organization and non-governmental organizations are expected to assist during the occasion. Punong Barangays Gloria Corazon Dalisay of Quezon Hill Proper, Benedicto Casilen of San Luis Village, Augustus Valdez of Cresencia Village, Aurora Abellera of City Camp Proper, Carlos Ananayo of Lower Rock Quarry, Bonifacio Quichio III of Lourdes Proper Subdivision, Leonida Bernal of Lourdes Subdivision, Gerry Uy of San Roque Village, and Thomas Dumalti of Irisan are members of the committee. Councilors Phillian Louise Weygan, Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) representative Joel Alangsab, Sangguniang Kabataan representative Gloria Ysabel de Vera; City Treasurer Thelma Manaois, City Engr. Leo Bernardez, City Buildings and Architecture Officer Engr. Oscar Flores, City Health Officer Dr. Florence Reyes, City Environment and Parks Management Officer (CEPMO) In-Charge Cordelia Lacsamana, CEPMO Assistant head Joyce Aragones, Executive Assistant Rafael Tallocoy, and Ramon Dacawi of the Public Information Office are also members.                The executive committee shall come up with guidelines as to traffic schemes to and from the cemeteries and memorial parks in the city; including truck ban, terminal and parking areas, re-routing, one-way traffic for both private and public utility vehicles, selling procedures for vendors of candles and flowers for the public, and, peace and order within and outside of parks and cemeteries. The general overseeing and implementation of activities and support for such are expected from the committee.Emergency procedures during the two-day period shall be taken care of by the EMS, CDCC, BB-PICAG, BSP and related groups.Secretariat for the committee are composed of  personnel from the City Administrators Office and Ryan Mangusan of the City Mayor’s Office. –juliegfianza

BAGUIO CITY – Wisdom through the years continue to motivate the city’s senior citizens to actively participate in governance; as witnessed in a half-day forum conducted at city hall Tuesday last week.
Spearheaded by Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda, chairperson of the Social Services, Women and Urban Poor committee, the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) and City Social Welfare and Development Office (OCSWDO), the senior citizens underwent the forum ending with the initial selection of the Senior- Citizen-Official-for-a-Day (SCOFAD). The forum is the first in a series as the group vowed to work with the theme: “Beyond 2010: The Elderly Perspective for Transformation Towards a Better Baguio.”
According to Councilor Tabanda, the group who underwent the selection process shall serve as city officials on October 4, in executive positions and the legislative body. This shall give them the opportunity for “participatory governance,” she said. The date shall also launch the celebration of October as Senior Citizen month, with more activities for the senior citizens.
The active elderlies spoke out their concerns as to problems bugging the city; and brought out ideas on probable solutions, during the forum. The hundred or so senior citizens who attended were divided into groups wherein they discussed extensively their observations and perceived solutions to the social problems.
As to tourism and parks; the senior citizens delved on the need for: clean surroundings in park, more parking spaces, adequate lighting, more greenery and restrooms.
For the solid and liquid waste problems; the elderly group emphasized on the “start with me,” solution. Cleanliness in all parts of the city may be achieved with each area or property being properly maintained by the homeowner or property owner himself, they said. Creeks, the group insisted, should not be made as a convenient garbage disposal system.
The group assigned for transportation problems suggested for stricter implementation of legislation: ordinances for parking, loading and unloading; the need for parking buildings; and the relocation of all provincial vehicles outside of the central business district (CBD). To provide convenience to senior citizens; specially to disabled ones, the group also requested that a shuttle bus be provided to them.
The trade, market and industry sector was also scrutinized; where the need for sectioning of the market is suggested, for “bagsakan,”selling, facilities, parking, and restrooms. Implementation of laws is much needed, to remove ambulant vendors, mendicants and lawless elements in the market.
For the social services sector, the active elderly wanted implementation of discounts for their medical, groceries and recreational needs; senior citizen lanes and mortuary support. Livelihood trainings were also requested.
Health and nutrition concerns were also dipped into: feeding programs, house-to-house monitoring of childrens’ weight, mothers’ lecture on proper nutrition, provision of multivitamins to children and the employment of more health workers.
The education sector needs more teachers, textbooks and additional salary for teachers, the elderly group asserted during the forum. This is for the improved performance of students in our schools, the group said, basing on observations. Good teachers need to be given good salary which is equivalent to excellent education to students, which would redound to them being excellent students, better citizens and for a better nation.
Personnel from the Council committee on women, Social services and the Planning office shall present the concerns to the council for proper legislation, to appropriate bodies. -juliegfianza

BAGUIO CITY – Wisdom through the years continue to motivate the city’s senior citizens to actively participate in governance; as witnessed in a half-day forum conducted at city hall Tuesday last week. Spearheaded by Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda, chairperson of the Social Services, Women and Urban Poor committee, the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) and City Social Welfare and Development Office (OCSWDO), the senior citizens underwent the forum ending with the initial selection of the Senior- Citizen-Official-for-a-Day (SCOFAD). The forum is the first in a series as the group vowed to work with the theme: “Beyond 2010: The Elderly Perspective for Transformation Towards a Better Baguio.”  According to Councilor Tabanda, the group who underwent the selection process shall serve as city officials on October 4, in executive positions and the legislative body. This shall give them the opportunity for “participatory governance,” she said. The date shall also launch the celebration of October as Senior Citizen month, with more activities for the senior citizens.The active elderlies spoke out their concerns as to problems bugging the city; and brought out ideas on probable solutions, during the forum. The hundred or so senior citizens who attended were divided into groups wherein they discussed extensively their observations and perceived solutions to the social problems.                  As to tourism and parks; the senior citizens delved on the need for: clean surroundings in park, more parking spaces, adequate lighting, more greenery and restrooms. For the solid and liquid waste problems; the elderly group emphasized on the “start with me,” solution. Cleanliness in all parts of the city may be achieved with each area or property being properly maintained by the homeowner or property owner himself, they said. Creeks, the group insisted, should not be made as a convenient garbage disposal system. The group assigned for transportation problems suggested for stricter implementation of legislation: ordinances for parking, loading and unloading; the need for parking buildings; and the relocation of all provincial vehicles outside of the central business district (CBD). To provide convenience to senior citizens; specially to disabled ones, the group also requested that a shuttle bus be provided to them.  The trade, market and industry sector was also scrutinized; where the need for sectioning of the market is suggested, for “bagsakan,”selling, facilities, parking, and restrooms. Implementation of laws is much needed, to remove ambulant vendors, mendicants and lawless elements in the market.  For the social services sector, the active elderly wanted implementation of discounts for their medical, groceries and recreational needs; senior citizen lanes and mortuary support. Livelihood trainings were also requested. Health and nutrition concerns were also dipped into: feeding programs, house-to-house monitoring of childrens’ weight, mothers’ lecture on proper nutrition, provision of multivitamins to children and the employment of more health workers. The education sector needs more teachers, textbooks and additional salary for teachers, the elderly group asserted during the forum. This is for the improved performance of students in our schools, the group said, basing on observations. Good teachers need to be given good salary which is equivalent to excellent education to students, which would redound to them being excellent students, better citizens and for a better nation.  Personnel from the Council committee on women, Social services and the Planning office shall present the concerns to the council for proper legislation, to appropriate bodies. -juliegfianza

BAGUIO C ITY – Violation of the anti-peddling, anti-littering, anti-smoking, jaywalking and traffic ordinance brought P30,500 to the city’s coffers in fines from Sept. 13 to 20; with 131 offenders, 72 caught for jaywalking and 34 for traffic violation.
Thirteen (13) were apprehended for peddling in unauthorized areas, eleven (11) for littering and one (1) for smoking.
Nobody was exempt from the apprehensions, as culled from the report; there were professionals: nurses, a lawyer, an accountant, an engineer, housekeeper; teachers; students; business people; unemployed individuals; vendors; overseas contract workers (OCW); government employees; farmers; drivers; laborers; miner; technician; mechanic; salesperson; machinist.
Of the ten police substations within the city, substation 7 being at the Central Business District (CBD) caught 104 of the total number of offenders; one at Station 1; 4 at Station 2; 5 at station 3; 3 at Station 5; 5 at Station 6;  3 each for Stations 8, 9 and 10. Only Police substation 4 did not have offenders.
Almost all the offenders paid fines at the City Treasurers’ Office, while some rendered community service under supervision of police officers.
The report was prepared by Police Officers Hilaria Oribillo and delivered by PC/Inspector Tessie Sarmiento; during the regular meeting of the Alay Sa Kalinisan (ASKI) at City hall, Tuesday last week.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan commended the police officers for strictly implementing the city ordinances for anti-peddling, anti-littering, anti-smoking, jaywalking and traffic violation. He however enjoined the general public to be observant of offenders, making an example of a senior citizen who admonished several students violating the anti-littering ordinance. –juliegfianza