ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñasordered a 90-day temporarily ban on live pigs, hog carcasses, pork, and porkproducts and by-products from and/or processed in localities identified by theDepartment of Agriculture (DA) as positive for African swine fever (ASF). * livestock and poultry transport /carrier certificate ASF could result in high swinemortality, thereby adversely affecting the local food security, said Treñas. * disinfection clearance * veterinary health certificate (VHC)and veterinary shipping permit Last month, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.issued Executive Order No. 159 temporarily banning pork, pork products andby-products from Rizal and Bulacan provinces where ASF cases had been confirmedand the following countries: China, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar,Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Belgium, Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine,Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland, and Romania. According to the mayor, ASF reachingthis city is possible. Treñas’ executive order on the banalso covers countries positive for ASF. Treñas ordered it just weeks after theprovincial government of Iloilo issued a similar order. “There is an urgent need to adoptpreventive measures to protect the hog industry of Region 6,” he stressed. * farm registration Iloilo City is a major entry/exitpoint of inter-regional conveyance through the Iloilo International Airport inCabatuan, Iloilo and Iloilo International Port in Barangay Loboc, Lapuzdistrict. Iloilo City, according to Treñas, isNo. 3 in terms of frequency of ship calls annually (11,853), No. 4 in cargo(491,719 metric tons) and No. 4 in passenger traffic (2.4 million). The following are the requirements: The 90-day ban took effect on Oct. 9. * certificate of vehicle registration * livestock handler’s permit He also ordered strict veterinaryquarantine procedures in seaports and at the Iloilo International Airport bythe quarantine teams of the municipalities of Cabatuan, Dumangas, Ajuy,Estancia, and Carles. Only those that meet the regulatoryrequirements of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) would be allowed to enterIloilo. The executive order also stated that“all swine, pork, pork products and by-products shall be accompanied byNational Meat Inspection Service or Local Government Unit Meat InspectionCertificate.”/PN
Carillo was detained in the lockupfacility of the Kalibo police station. He was nabbed on the strength of anarrest warrant around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, it added. Resident Francisco Carillo faces chargesfor abusing a minor, a police report showed. ILOILO City – Police arrested a man inBarangay Estancia, Kalibo, Aklan. The court recommended an P80,000 bail bondfor his temporary liberty./PN
Bolivar has a pending arrest warrantfor violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. “The goal is to sustain the gains ofthe PRO-6 in the revitalized campaign against illegal drugs, targeting theremaining drug personalities and groups in Panay and Negros islands, and theseinclude Bolivar,” said Malong. It is better for these targets tosurrender peacefully than resist the arresting policemen and die, saidPhilippine National Police acting director Police Lieutenant General ArchieFrancisco Gamboa during a visit to the PRO-6 on Christmas Eve. The Bolivar drug group operates mainlyin central and northern Iloilo province and parts of nearby Capiz. It is alsointo robbery and gun-for-hire services, according to the PRO-6’s Regional DrugEnforcement Unit. The goal, said Gamboa, is to arrestand jail the drug traffickers. Police units across the region arehunting him down, said Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, spokesperson ofthe Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). The No. 1 target remains to be ErnestoBolivar, a resident of Barangay Guinacas, Pototan, Iloilo who has been inhiding since 2017. “With the cooperation of all policemen,the community and media, there’s no reason why we could not improve ourrating,” Pamuspusan said. To avoid detection, sources said,Bolivar has tapped the services of personalities whom the police are notfamiliar with. Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, spokesperson of the PRO-6. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Of the 30 drug suspects killed inpolice operations, Iloilo City had the most number at nine, followed byIloilo province (eight), Bacolod City (five), Negros Occidental (four), Antique(two) and one each in Antique and Capiz. For the 2020 targets, Malong did notdiscount the possibility that the number (150) could still change. Certainly, he said, a lacklusterperformance would cost a police official his post. But will the PRO-6 under Pamuspusanfinally succeed in arresting top drug suspect Bolivar? PRO-6 was rated No. 6 among thecountry’s regional police offices from January to September 2019. Sources further told Panay NewsBolivar has lots of money to buy protection from policemen and even businessmen. ILOILO City – This 2020 the PhilippineNational Police in Western Visayas aims to get the 105 remaining high-valuedrug targets it failed to neutralize in 2019. Included in these targets areelected public officials serving as drug protectors. Three PRO-6 directors beforePamuspusan tried but all failed to find Bolivar, 41, who became the region’stop drug target after the death in September 2017 of drug lord RichardPrevendido. They were Police Brigadier Generals Cesar Hawthorne Binag, JoseGentiles and John Bulalacao. Bolivar’s arrest and the campaignagainst illegal drugs remains a PRO-6 priority, according to Pamuspusan. Police data obtain by Panay News showed that in 2019 a totalof 922 high-value drug targets in Western Visayas were arrested, 100 could nolonger be located, 30 were killed in police operations, and 444 voluntarilysurrendered. According to Gamboa, he was satisfiedof the PRO-6’s performance under the leadership of Police Brigadier GeneralRene Pamuspusan. Malong said they were verifyingreports about the alleged protectors of Bolivar. Although he managed to escape frompolicemen trying to entrap him in a buy-bust operation at his house in BarangayGuinacas, Pototan on Nov. 9, 2016, he was charged. How effective the antidrug campaign iswill be part of the evaluation on regional police directors and other policeofficials, said Gamboa. Bolivar was believed to be a minion ofPrevendido and stepped up drug trafficking activities after his boss died in ashootout with policemen on Sept. 1, 2017 in Barangay Balabago, Jaro districthere. Of the 105 drug targets, 50 are inNegros Occidental, 32 in Bacolod City, 11 in Iloilo province, four in Capiz,three each in Antique and Iloilo City, and one each in Guimaras and in Aklan. “Basimay madugang or maymabuhin,” said Malong. The provincial government of Iloilo isdangling a P500,000 monetary reward to whoever could give information leadingto the arrest of Bolivar./PN
These detention vehicles will be placedin performance areas of the festival’s dagyang tribe dancecompetition and strategic places especially near food festival kiosk, wherepublic drunkenness and nuisance have been observed in the past. Peremne said the two mobile jail cars werefrom the BJMP regional office and two others from Iloilo District Jail MaleDormitory in Ungka, Jaro district and from Dumangas District Jail. The judging areas are the Iloilo CityFreedom Grandstand, corner Iznart-Solis streets, corner Ledesma-Valeriastreets, and Ma. Clara Street. On the other hand, Lieutenant MercylinDuero of the ICPO’s Operations Division said that over 4,000 security personnelwould be mobilized to secure the festivity. Of 4,000 personnel, 2,292 arepolicemen. The rest are force multipliers. The ICPO willalso be prohibiting the carrying of backpacks and bringing of glass bottles,pointed, sharp and bladed objects. Drinking binges along sidewalks andstreets will be disallowed. Duero said there are specific kiosks for theseregulated by the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. which the city government ofIloilo tasked to organize this year’s edition of Dinagyang. ILOILO City – Revelers and spectators whowill misbehave during and after the highlightsof this year’s Dinagyang Festival will be locked up inside a mobilejail car. “Thereare BJMP mobile jail cars nga magalibotpara didto kamo magpaumpaw sang inyo kahulogbon,” Malong said. “We arewarning the public that they can drink, but do not create trouble because ourpolicemen will not hesitate to arrest them and place inside the jail and theywill be criminally charged.” “We have to deploy our mobile jailcars during the festival because this will be a big help to curb criminality”Peremne said. The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), accordingto Malong, will be using at least four mobile jail cars from the Bureau of JailManagement and Penology (BJMP) during the festival’s highlight on Jan. 25(Dagyang sa Calle, religious sadsad,sponsors’ mardi gras) and Jan. 26 (ati tribescompetition). According to Duero, permits to carryfirearms outside of residences are cancelled. “For those people who are unruly andwant to create disturbance, may paglalagyan kayo,” warned Police RegionalOffice 6 (PRO-6) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, saying these vehicles will served as temporarydetention cells for troublemakers and scalawags. Police personnel will be divided into 11sectors, six of which will be stationed in the City Proper, and specificallyalong the Dinagyang ati tribes’ parade routes and judging areas. Meanwhile, BJMP Deputy Regional Directorfor Administration, Jail Superintendent Gilbert Peremne said that theywill be using four mobile jail cars and the deployment starting on Jan. 24. According to Malong, this move is one ofthe best practices that law enforcers have to implement to ensure the safety ofrevelers. The Philippine National Police nationalheadquarters in Camp Crame already approved this security measure, said Duero. Also for security reasons, there wouldbe a temporary shutdown of mobile phone signals within three-kilometer radiusof the judging/performance areas on Jan. 26./PN
The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) says no new case of meningococcemia has so far been reported after the death of a three-year-old boy suspected to have acquired the disease while on vacation in Barangay Buhang, Hamtic, Antique. ABS-CBN NEWS The boy, who was on vacation with hismother in Barangay Buhang, Hamtic town, was rushed to the Angel SalazarMemorial General Hospital here on Jan. 13 due to fever, convulsion andvomiting. SAN JOSE, Antique – The IntegratedProvincial Health Office (IPHO) here said no new case of meningococcemia has sofar been reported after the death of a three-year-old boy suspected to haveacquired the disease. “Aside from our surveillance, we alsourged people in the barangay or those who had contact with the boy to reportimmediately to the health team if they developed fever or any signs andsymptoms of meningococcemia and so far, there had been none,” he added. He added they have yet to confirm thecause of the boy’s death based on the results of the blood sample submitted forlaboratory examination to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. IPHO chief Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo onMonday said their medical team is visiting daily the village where the boy wentfor a vacation to check for possible signs of the disease on the people who hadcontact with the victim. None of them had been reported to show signs of thedisease. The IPHO team administered prophylaxisRifampicin and Ciprofloxacin to around 70 villagers and to those who hadcontact with the boy including the medical team. “Even if there is no more suspectedmeningococcemia case, the IPHO will continue its surveillance to ensure that nosimilar disease will occur,” Naciongayo said. He passed away on the same day and hisbody was immediately buried at the Egaña Municipal Cemetery in Sibalom townupon the advice of the medical team to ensure no one would be exposed to thedisease.(With a report from PNA/PN)
“Shipments from Mindanao pass through Dapitan, Dumaguete City,Kabankalan City and Bredco Port in Bacolod City going to Dumangas in Iloilo andManila destinations,” Decena said. “Although we do not source out pigs because we have surplus supply, westill have to conduct disinfection procedures in ports,” he added. Since September last year, the provincial government has been implementingnecessary measures and interventions to curb the ASF. “We assessed the capability of all assigned port and airport personnel,including their proper attire, courtesy in dealing with travelers, andknowledge on the disease,” Decena said. Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena, co-chair of the task force,said on Feb. 18 that he underscored the importance of sustaining the preventivemeasures, particularly the inspection and monitoring of ports in the province. BACOLOD City – The provincial government of this province maintains tobe at a “very high alert” in order to dodge the entry of the African swinefever (ASF) that still poses threat to Negros Occidental’s multi-billion hogindustry. He added that all orders issued by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, the taskforce chair, should be implemented. This province declared a total ban on the entry of live pigs, pork, andpork-based products from Mindanao on Feb. 6 after the positive case of ASF inDavao Occidental caused the death of a thousand pigs. In December, the ban came permanent through through the ProvincialOrdinance 2019-024, or the ASF Prevention Ordinance of Negros Occidental.(With a report from PNA/PN) Last week, the task force confiscated some P3.3 million worth of porkand pork-related food items being shipped to this province since September. The Provincial Task Force on ASF reviewed the memorandum order andother policies of safeguarding the swine industry here during the commandconference held at the Provincial Veterinary Office on Feb. 17. At that time, it imposed a 90-day ban on pork and related food productscoming from Luzon. Sanitary inspectors of the Provincial Task Force on African swine fever (ASF) destroy pork-based products seized in Bacolod-Silay Airport. The action is part of the provincial government’s plan to deny the entry of ASF in this province. PNA
ILOILO City – A village councilman wascaught soliciting bets from the illegal numbers game “bookies.” The 62-year-old Pepito Avelino wasarrested in Barangay Infante, Molo district around 1 p.m. on Friday, a policereport showed. Recovered from his possession wereP1,161 bet money and gambling paraphernalia, the report added. Charges for violation of PresidentialDecree 1602, which prescribes stiffer penalties for illegal gambling will befiled against Avelino./PN The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the Molo police station.
BERIONG. CADIAO CARES SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Education (DepEd) in this province is appealing support for the Brigada Eskwela.Dr. Felisa Beriong, DepEd-Antique superintendent on June 2 has asked for volunteerism and support from its local government units, education stakeholders and other volunteers.Brigada Eskwela officially began with the Oplan Balik Eskwela through a virtual launching on June 1 and will end on Aug. 29.Unlike the previous conduct of Brigada Eskwela where physical preparation of school facilities and maintenance of classrooms were conducted, the main focus of engaging partners this year is to support the department in the provision of opportunities to continue with the Learning Continuity Plan in line with the current situation.“With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the DepEd-Antique Division is faced with a big challenge on how we could deliver education using the alternative learning modalities,” she said.Due to the poor internet connection in this province, the DepEd-Antique is looking to partner with two cable televisions and a radio station in order to assist them in giving classroom instructions.“We do hope that the cable televisions and the radio station in this province could provide us channels or time slots where or when our teachers could deliver lessons for their students,” she added.Beriong, meanwhile, stressed that teachers and students in this province need thermal scanners, hand sanitizers and washable face masks when face-to-face classes resume.“We will also be needing assistance in acquiring risograph and computer units so that we could print more learning materials for students,” she added.PNA/PN
Labangco said despite the low internet connectivity in the city, the teachers have found a way to encode the required data in the LIS, and they also did their best to contact the parents, guardians and learners through different online platforms of enrollment. “I provided constant technical assistance to the public schools’ district supervisors, school heads, advisers, and most especially to the information and communications technology coordinators,” she added. If a previous class adviser failed to contact and administer the LESF of the incoming Grade 7 and Grade 11 learners, the parents or guardians shall initiate contact with the former adviser of the learner. “That’s the secret of our accomplishment,” she stressed. The procedure requires all Grades 6 and 10 class advisers of the school year 2019-2020 to initiate contact with their former advisory class and facilitate the administration of LESF. These included the Facebook Messenger application, e-mail, text message, phone call, video call, and online enrollment link. Others included in the top 10, or also “almost done” are the schools’ divisions of Surigao del Norte, Guimaras, Siargao, Butuan City, Southern Leyte, Bayawan City Isabela Province, Batangas, and Baybay City. If the parents or guardians submitted LESF to the prospective Junior High School for Grade 7 and Senior High School for Grade 11, school administrators of these schools shall likewise initiate contact with the previous adviser of the learner and coordinate the administration of LESF, based on DepEd Memorandum DM-PHRODFO-2020-00192 issued by Undersecretary Jesus Mateo. (With a report from PNA/PN) BACOLOD City – The Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Sagay City in this province topped the nationwide ranking of the Learner Information System (LIS) Learner Enrollment and Survey Form (LESF) Tagging ahead of school year 2020-2021. DepEd-Sagay City garnered an average score of 89.8 percent to rank number one and be considered “almost done”, based on the LIS LESF Progress Updating Report on the accomplishments of all schools divisions as of the third week of July.Engr. Brenda Labangco, planning officer of DepEd-Sagay City, said on July 30 such achievement can be credited to the cooperation of the teachers themselves. The information they collect through the LESF are then encoded to the LIS. This includes class advisers who have learners intending to enroll in another school. This teacher of the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Sagay City, Negros Occidental enroll learners through phone and online platforms as part of the 2020 Oplan Balik Eskwela last June. The DepEd-Sagay City topped the nationwide ranking of the Learner Information System Learner Enrollment and Survey Form Tagging ahead of school year 2020-2021. DEPED TAYO SAGAY CITY FB Last month, the DepEd deployed the LESF module in the LIS to enable teachers to encode collected learners’ data. Labangco also acknowledged the support of Schools Division superintendent Arlene Bermejo in motivating the schools in expediting the encoding of learners’ information.
The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) recently announced the details of its higher education scholarship program for 2014.The Foundation’s 2014 Scholarship Program will award up to 46 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to graduating seniors for the purpose of post-secondary education in any accredited institution of higher learning. The following listed public schools are eligible to participate in this program and receive the number of scholarships indicated: Batesville High School, East Central High School, Jac-Cen-Del High School, Milan High School, Rising Sun High School, South Dearborn High School, and South Ripley High School.According to the foundation, eligible applicants attending East Central High School must be residents of Ripley County. Eligible applicants attending South Dearborn High School must be residents of the City of Aurora. Eligible applicants attending Batesville High School must be residents of Ripley County and/or the City of Batesville.In addition to the scholarship awards to the graduating seniors of the RSRF region’s public high schools, RSRF will also award scholarships to graduating seniors who attend private and/or parochial schools and who are residents of one of the following areas served by Rising Sun Regional Foundation, i.e., Ohio and Ripley counties and the City of Aurora. Application forms for these students can be obtained directly from the Foundation’s office.All completed scholarship applications with attached transcripts must be received at the Rising Sun Regional Foundation office (218 South Walnut Street, PO Box 199, Rising Sun, IN 47040) by 4:00 p.m. (EDST), April 15, 2014.Scholarship application forms may be obtained at the seven participating public high schools or on the RSRF website.