e-Blotter starts at 3
police offices in Eastern Visayas
By RPCRD, Police Regional Office 8
CAMP RUPERTO K
KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – To modernize data storage in police
stations, the Police Regional Office 8 has recently launched the
“e-Blotter” or the electronic blotter system in Leyte Police
Provincial Office (LPPO), Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) and Ormoc
City Police Office (OCPO).
The e-Blotter, also
known as Crime Incident Reporting System (CIRS), does not only
facilitate crime documentation, but will also present quick and
reliable transmission of crime information from the police stations to
the regional offices and to the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame.
According to PSSupt
Elizar Patano Egloso, Chief, Regional Police Community Relations
Division that Leyte Police Provincial Office, Tacloban City Police
Office (TCPO) and Ormoc City Police Office (OCPO) are the pilot
projects of the said program. So they have installed the e-Blotter
software from the twenty (20) equipments received from Camp Crame
which are needed for the new system.
Right now selected
police officers from the Regional Investigation and Detective
Management Division are conducting hands-on trainings on how to use
the new system and later on this will be re-echoed/disseminated to
Moreover he said that
this move will provide transparency in the police community since it
is one way of enhancing the crime reporting system in the country for
effective law enforcement, which requires comprehensive, adequate and
timely information on crimes.
Before, when citizens
want to report a crime or file a complaint, they would usually go to
the police station and a police officer will take handwritten notes in
a huge logbook called the police blotter.
With the new system,
however, the reports would still be logged manually but at the same
time, they will be encoded in a computer linked to the police's
central reporting network called the PNP Crime Incident Reporting
Such kind of system
is very vital in mapping out strategies for quick response and crime
prevention,” he added.
3 colleagues accused
By RPCRD, Police Regional Office 8
CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON,
Palo, Leyte – PSSupt Elizar P Egloso, Chief, Regional Police
Community Relations Division said that the police will not be deterred
in pursuing lawless elements so to maintain peace and order in the
region and assuring the public of a safe environment through
intensified police visibility. At the same time according
violators/criminals due process and of their rights.
At about 1:18AM on
January 18, 2012, a certain Jeffrey Fallorina Torrefiel, of legal age,
Security Guard of Commander Security Agency personally appeared at
Ormoc Police Station and reported a shooting incident.
Torrefiel related that
while he was on his post at Land Bank, Real Street, Ormoc City, he
heard a noise at the back of his post which prompted him to check the
vacant lot at the back of Serrafica building. He saw three (3)
malefactors inside the vacant lot suspiciously dragging a half-naked
Upon receipt of the
information, REACT Team led by PInsp Arvie A Trazo, Officer of the
Day, along with his personnel together with the Police Station 1
operatives responded immediately to the crime scene. They discovered a
half naked dead body and were able to identify him as Raymund
Guillemer Durano, 19 years old, single, fast food helper and a
resident of Barangay Mas in, Ormoc City. Its face clad with blood
suspected to be a gunshot wound on the forehead lower part.
According to report
that while the responding officers were cordoning and securing the
place, there were people spotted at the third floor of the building
looking out suspiciously from the window and upon verification, the
three (3) male suspects went out of the building and voluntarily
surrendered. They were identified as: Jimboy Laurea Juevesaño, 19
years old, single; Dante Guillermo Sebosido, 24 years old, both
Security Guards of L and G Security Agency detailed at Serrafica
Building; and Orlando Guillemer Rubio, 19 years old, single, employee
of Gaisano Riverside mall, all residents of Barangay Mas in, Ormoc
immediately apprehended and apprised of their constitutional rights.
One of the suspects Jimboy Guillemer Juevesaño admitted to have
accidentally shot the victim claiming that the latter allegedly
grabbed his caliber .38 revolver service firearm.
revealed that the victim was last seen having a drinking spree with
the suspects at their post at about
January 17, 2012.
Suspects and the
recovered firearm were immediately brought to Police Station 1 by the
responding officers, while the SOCO Team led by PInsp Infant conducted
the crime scene processing.
Hawksbill sea turtle
found in Jiabong (Samar)
By NINFA B QUIRANTE, PIA
January 19, 2012
CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar
– A mature hawksbill sea turtle was found in the shallow waters of
Barangay Maligaya, Jiabong, Samar on Saturday, January 14, 2012 by
fisherfolk Ulpiano Labit.
Labit then informed
his agricultural technician Sidney Uy who alerted some authorities
about the find.
said that the hawksbill sea turtle was not injured. He suspected it
could have just gone astray, he added that he is aware of the law that
protects these creatures and approached the AT to know what could be
done to the sea turtle.
In a text message, the
agricultural technician said that the sea turtle weighed 10 kilograms,
and measured 25 cm long and 15 cm in width.
The same sea turtle
was released near Mahaba Island in the municipal waters of Jiabong two
days after, just as the experts learned it was well enough to be
released on the wild.
According to Regional
Director John Albaladejo of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic
Resources (BFAR), the sea turtle is one of the early maturing marine
turtle and also one of the smallest marine turtles.
Marine turtles are
protected by various international treaties and agreement including
Republic Act Number 9147 known as the Wildlife Conservation and
Another AT Glicerio
Meniano said that the fisherfolks of Jiabong (home to green mussel
culture) are aware of the laws that protect endangered species, they
too help by informing their neighbors and fellow rural folks about
protecting these marine animals.
Southern Leyte to
initiate Barangay Tanod Congress
CADAVOS, PIA Southern
MAASIN CITY, Southern
Leyte – The province of Southern Leyte through the initiative of
Governor Damian G. Mercado in coordination with the Provincial Peace
and Order Council (PPOC) will conduct a one-day Barangay Tanod
Congress tentatively scheduled on March 1, 2012.
In a meeting held with
the PPOC members, Tuesday at the Governor’s Office here, Gov. Mercado
announced the upcoming Tanod Congress requesting the body to file a
resolution authorizing the release of funds in assistance for the said
congress to be conducted at Maasin City gymnasium.
The gathering of
Barangay Tanods will highlight the distribution of kits that include
flashlight, batuta, handcuffs, tear gas, to name a few, in addition to
the accident insurance to be given to every tanod member, it was
learned during the PPOC meeting presided by Gov. Mercado.
There will be at least
533 Barangay Tanods that are expected to grace the affair to include
all the Chief Tanods of every barangay throughout the province,
though, municipal mayors will be requested to let all their tanods
attend the one-day activity. ”Each municipality is requested to send
all their tanods and to provide their transportation, while the
provincial government through the PPOC will provide the lunch and
snacks for the attendees,” Mercado disclosed.
There are a total of
3,452 barangay tanods provincewide. All barangay Tanods of Maasin City
are expected to participate.
Other participants to
the upcoming tanod congress are the provincial officials,
municipal/city mayors, vice mayors, peace and order barangay chairmen,
PPOC members, fire marshals, among others concerned.
National Police (PNP), Philippine Army (PA) and the Department of
Interior and Local Government (DILG) will give some inputs and share a
lecture on the laws that can be implemented by the local tanods.
The PPOC also filed
a resolution inviting DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo to grace the
Barangay Tanod Congress.
allocation of 2011 PDAF
By Office of Senator Chiz Escudero
PASAY CITY – Nearly
P136 million, or about 68 percent, of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero’s P200M Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for 2011
had been distributed equally to over 200 municipalities across the
country for the improvement of their public markets.
Escudero said this was
the first time he was able to provide funds under PDAF to help various
municipalities since the previous administration, and promised to farm
out his allocation to other local government units to finance their
projects this year.
administration of former President Arroyo, I was an opposition and the
PDAF allotted to me was never released. So as a senator, I cannot give
anything to any of the towns, provinces or districts then. Now that my
budget has been released, what I do is I give funds to every
municipality for the improvement of their public markets,” Escudero
In the spirit of
transparency, Escudero also detailed the allocation of his PDAF, which
was distributed to several regions to finance construction and repair
of school buildings, improvement and rehabilitation of state
universities, concreting and road repair, completion of a
multi-purpose center and rehabilitation of a municipal hall,
improvement of peripheral canals, and construction of river control
projects, among others.
According to Escudero,
each municipality of Region 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4 (Mimaropa), Region 11 (Davao Region) and
Region 9 (Zamboanga
received P500,000 to improve their public markets.
Central Luzon was
granted the biggest release of funds among the regions, receiving a
total of P43.5 million for various projects in 87 municipalities of
the provinces of Bataan, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac.
Escudero also gave
Region 4B some P35.5 million for the benefit of all 71 municipalities
of the provinces of Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro,
Palawan and Romblon.
Another P35.5 million
of the senators’ development assistance funds was distributed equally
to 71 municipalities of the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte,
Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay
In Region 11, all 42
municipalities of the provinces of
Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental equally
shared P21 million in PDAF.
About P13.5 million
was given to 80 barangays in
for the purchase of eight-seater passenger-type Isuzu multi-cabs, a
project which will be implemented by the Department of the Interior
and Local Government in its Region 7 office. At the same time,
Escudero provided P1 million in financial assistance to the Cebu City
Task Force on Street Children.
institutions likewise received P19.5 million, among them the
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, P5 million for the
construction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of its various
buildings; the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City,
P5 million for the completion of a sports and cultural multi-purpose
building; and Tacurong City Pilot Elementary School in Sultan Kudarat,
P5 million for the construction of a cultural and sports center.
He gave P2 million for
the construction of a school building of the Southern Luzon State
University in Catanauan, Quezon; P2 million for the construction of a
school building of the Kolehiyo ng Pantukan in Pantukan, Compostela
Valley; and P500,000 for the improvement of classrooms of the
Philippine National Police Academy in Silang, Cavite.
Other projects that
received a P5-million allotment each were for the construction of
Cabanatuan City-Gen. M. Natividad Road in Nueva Ecija and the construction of the dairy
multi-purpose building in Laoac, Pangasinan.
For the improvement of
roads and canals, Escudero gave P4 million for the construction of the
Laoag-Vintar Road in Ilocos Norte, and P3 million each for the
construction of farm-to-market roads in Barangays San Antonio, San
Jose and San Antonio in Sto. Tomas, Pangasinan; improvement of
peripheral canals in Dagat-dagatan Area in Caloocan City; and the
construction of River Control Project in Barangay Burabud II, Gandara,
To complete the Muslim
Youth Multi-Purpose Center in Marawi City, the senator provided P2.5
million, and P2 million each for the construction, repair and
rehabilitation of the Municipal Hall of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo and the
concreting of the main road with canal in Barangay Irisan, Baguio
Another P1 million was
allocated for the construction of the Pampano farm-to-market road in
Mangatarem, Pangsinan, completing the P200 million maximum PDAF
earmarked for the senator.
“My PDAF is
transparent, equally distributed and downloaded to local government
units. We are trying to avoid issues of favoring the region or
province where I belong or allegations of pocketing funds that are
supposed to be for the people,” Escudero said.
By RPCRD, Police Regional Office 8
CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON,
Palo, Leyte – PSSupt Elizar Patano Egloso, Chief, RPCRD states that,
anybody found to have violated the “Anti-cattle Rustling” law will be
punished in accordance with Presidential Decree 533. It adversely
affects food production for self-sufficiency in rice, corn and other
staple crops, as well as in fresh meat and prejudicing the livelihood
of our agricultural workers.
PNP PRO8, in its
effort to decrease, if not to eliminate theft of livestock has
strengthened police operations on cattle rustling.
At about 10:00 AM on
January 13, 2012, at Borongan Public Market, elements of Borongan
Police received information from a concerned citizen that a
suspiciously stolen Carabao was being sold by a certain malefactor.
Upon receipt of the information, investigation was immediately
conducted led by PSupt Mario Cristino Alpez Lucero, chief of police,
and was able to arrest the suspect identified as Jojo Año Badiola, 29
years old, married and a resident of Barangay San Jose, Borongan,
Eastern Samar who was still at the vicinity.
disclosed that, said Carabao is actually owned by Mariles Dilao, of
legal age, single, and resides at Barangay Songco, Borongan but it is
under the custody of Silvestre Costuna of Barangay San Jose.
Subject person was
brought to Borongan Police Station for documentation and proper
disposition while the cattle was turned-over to the owner after proper
authentication. Appropriate charges have been filed against the
that there is an urgent need to protect cattle owners/raisers from the
nefarious activities of lawless elements in order to encourage
increased source of meat and dairy products as well as in agricultural
Borongan City Council
approves 2012 P400M budget
By ALICE E. NICART, PIA Eastern
January 17, 2012
BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar – The Sangguniang Panlunsod (SP) of the newly converted city
of Borongan has recently approved its 2012 budget of P412.7M.
Report revealed that
of this, P27.7M goes to the Office of City Mayor Ma. Fe Abunda for her
Barangay Development Programs.
Earlier, the city
mayor mentioned, among others, that she will give focus to the
construction and rehabilitation of flood control projects in some
barangays even those in the poblacion.
This is so because she
noticed that in the recent heavy rainfalls, several poblacion
barangays were flooded due to clogged drainages and damaged flood
“Thanks to our new
Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), this time, I can implement more
improvement projects for the place,” the lady mayor, who had been
noted to be a focused-hardworking chief executive said.
The new IRA will also
facilitate the appointment of the newly created chiefs of offices for:
City Environment and Natural Resources Office, Information Office,
General Services Office, Office of the Veterinarian, Cooperative and
Development Officer, Population Officer etc.
Some of the items
follow: Road widening - P5M; Improvement of Public Market - P4M;
Improvement of Hamorawon Park - P5M; Purchase of new vehicle - P2.5M;
construction of covered court - P2M; Health Centers - P1M; Drainages -
P15M and Day Care Centers - P2M.
3 persons arrested for
By RPCRD, Police Regional Office 8
CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON,
Palo, Leyte – PNP Chief, Director General Nicanor A Bartolome said
that the one-strike policy stays against police chiefs who would fail
to act against illegal gambling in their areas of responsibilities.
separate raids have been conducted throughout the region as the PNP
PRO8 intensifies its battle against illegal gambling especially the
At about 6:20PM of
January 13, 2012, elements of Tabon-tabon Police Station led by PSInsp
Joselito M Villas, chief of police, with four of his personnel were
able to arrest Alvin Mondragon Ferreras, of legal age, married,
swertres collector of Barangay Jabong, Tabontabon, Leyte. He was
caught on the act of collecting tally sheets and bet money.
Confiscated from his possession were 4 tally sheets with different
number combinations, ball pen, calculator, and bet money amounting to
On same date at
Barangay Basud, San Isidro, Leyte, its MPS led by PO2 Roy Atchuela and
PO1 Isidro Lapuz apprehended Pedro Moyakes, 38 years old, married, and
a resident of Barangay Hinabuyan, Villaba, Leyte while in actual
possession and control three tally sheets with bet money amounting to
On January 15, 2012,
Hinunangan Police led by PSI Castor L Cabilogan, chief of police,
together with The Southern Leyte
CIDT led by PInsp Ferdinand M Mendoza, Provincial Officer, and three PNCOs
has also conducted operations against “swertres” which resulted to the
arrest of Wilfredo Limpot Dector, 39 years old, married, and a
resident of Barangay Matin-ao,
Suspect was caught on the act of collecting illegal gambling
together with the illegal gambling paraphernalia was brought to
Hinunangan Police Station for proper disposition and for the filing of
appropriate charges against them in court.
According to PSSupt
Elizar Patano Egloso, Chief, RPCRD, though economic crisis forces
ordinary folks to take their chance by betting heavily on illegal
numbers game like swertres, last two and last three, but it is still
illegal gambling and the Police is duty bound to curb any illegal
activity in the community.