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Aklanon News: Aklan naghiwat it Statistical Forum

KALIBO, Aklan, Oktubre 21 (PIA6) --  Sangka statistical forum ro ginhiwat sa probinsya it Aklan kurundaya eamang bilang sambilog sa mga aktibidades sa pag obserbar sa National Statistics Month.Gin-organisar ro statistical forum it Gobyerno Probinsyal it Aklan paagi sa Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) nga gintambungan it mga pinuno ag representante it mga nasyonal ag lokal nga mga upisina it gobyerno, ag maestra ag estudyante it sari-saring eskuylahan sa Aklan.Si Dr. Cornelio V. Cuachon, Provincial Health Officer I it Provincial Health Office (PHO), ro una nga presenter sa forum, nga nagtalakay sa pinakaulihi nga sitwasyon it dengue sa probinsya kon siin ro nangin Reactor kara hay si Lyneth R. Mendoza, Program Director it Barangay RU 92.9.Sa pihak nga parte , si Rowena Dailisan, Tourism Operations Officer II it Aklan Provincial Tourism Office (APTO) hay nagpresentar it “Tourism Statistics Before and After the Closure of Boracay Island”  kon siin nangin “Reactor” kara s…

Tubungan town wins Most Business-Friendly LGU award

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ILOILO CITY, Oct. 21 (PIA) - - The municipality of Tubungan, Iloilo was adjudged by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) as the Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit among 4th – 6th class municipalities in the country.Mayor Roquito G. Tacsagon and Tubungan Municipal Enterprise Office head Marlyn Tagudar hold the citation for the municipality of Tubungan which was adjudged as Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit among 4th – 6th class municipalities in the country during the 45th Philippine Business Conference and Expo held at the Fiesta Pavilion of the Manila Hotel on Wednesday, October 16. (JBG/Tubungan PIO/laf/PIA-Iloilo)Mayor Roquito G. Tacsagon and Tubungan Municipal Enterprise Office head  Marlyn Tagudar, received the citation during the 45th Philippine Business Conference and Expo held at the Fiesta Pavilion of the Manila Hotel on Wednesday, October 16.Currently, Tagudar is also the town’s designated Business Permit and Licensing Officer and Local…

Death toll in Mindanao quake rises to 7

MANILA -- The death toll from the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck parts of Mindanao last week rose to seven, authorities said.In its update Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that 215 persons were also injured in Regions 11 and 12, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).The fatalities recorded in these regions include a girl from Magsaysay town in Davao del Sur who died after struck by falling objects; a mother and child died when their house was buried in an earthquake-triggered landslide, also from Magsaysay. A girl from Maguindanao was killed when a wall collapsed while three persons from M'lang, Makilala, and Alamada in Cotabato suffered a heart attack.The earthquake also affected a total of 4,151 families or 20,755 persons residing in 79 barangays in Regions 11 and 12.Of this number, 269 families or 1,407 individuals are being aided in three evacuation centers while 608 families or 2,978 persons …

Duterte to attend Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte will be among 400 heads of states and members of royal families attending the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, Malacañang confirmed on Monday.In a Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte will be attending the Emperor’s enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Oct. 22 despite earlier pronouncements that he will be skipping it to prioritize work.Panelo said Duterte is also scheduled to attend a banquet hosted by the Emperor on the same day of his enthronement and another banquet hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Oct. 23.Duterte is slated to leave for Tokyo on Monday night (Oct. 21) and will return to the Philippines on Oct. 24, Panelo said.The Palace official said Duterte will be accompanied by a “lean” delegation but did not name members of the Cabinet who will be joining the trip.He bared that Duterte decided to attend the Emperor’s enthronement since he believes it is important…

'Ninja' cops hearing resumes; Albayalde tagged in complaint

MANILA -- Embattled former Philippine National Police (PNP) Gen. Oscar Albayalde has been included in the charges filed against policemen who were allegedly involved in the reselling of seized illegal drugs in Pampanga six years ago.During the resumption of the hearings on Monday at the Department of Justice, the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) included Albayalde as respondent in its amended referral complaint dated October 21.Albayalde, who was a former Pampanga police chief, was charged along with 13 of his former subordinates.The reinvestigation would focus on the policemen's alleged violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, qualified bribery, falsification of public documents, perjury and dereliction of duty.The case involved the supposed cover-up during the November 2013 buy-bust operation involving Johnson Lee, owner of the house in Woodbridge Subdivision, Lakeshore View, Pampanga raided by 13 members of the Pr…

Former adversaries unite, work together for peace in BARMM

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PARANG, MAGUINDANAO -- What seemed unimaginable years ago is now a reality as former foes are now working side by side to bring peace to communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).Seventy-seven members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and 96 personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrived here to participate in the internal retooling of Joint Peace and Security Teams (JPST).They will be joined by 152 of their Moro Islamic Liberation Front-Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (MILF-BIAF) counterparts during the JPST training of the second batch of JPST members, which started on Monday (October 21).Partners in peaceSpeaking at the opening of the retooling session, training director P/Lt. Col. Arnold Razote stressed the uniqueness of the JPST training wherein former adversaries on the battlefield will now work together to help maintain the peace and order in the Bangsamoro."The JPST training is a unique community policing training w…

More than 2,800 cops dismissed since 2016: Gamboa

MANILA -- More than 2,800 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel have been dismissed while more than 6,300 others were meted with administrative sanctions since 2016 as part of the organization's internal cleansing program, PNP officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa said on Monday.“As I have promised last week, we are sharing with you the significant highlights of the PNP Internal Cleansing Program since 2016 to inform the public how dead serious the PNP is in running after rogues in uniform,” Gamboa told reporters after his first Monday flag ceremony as officer-in-charge.For the period July 2016 until September 20, 2019, Gamboa said a total of 9,172 PNP or roughly 4.7 percent of the total number of PNP personnel currently in service, had been meted various degrees of penalty for administrative cases arising from involvement in criminal activity, and violation of PNP rules and regulations.Among those penalized were 2,806 personnel dismissed from service, 535 demote…

Government agencies eye development of Brgy. Basak, Magpet

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MAGPET, North Cotabato, Oct. 21 (PIA) – “I am totally grateful having finally received the land title that I  have waited for so long,” said Noli Tiad in the vernacular as he took hold of his Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) from the Department of Agrarian Reform officials.“This is a proof that the government is looking for ways to help farmers. I would like to extend my gratitude to all, from President Duterte down to the local government officials, for fulfilling your promise that we will get our own land titles” he said.Nilo Tiad receives his Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) from the Department of Agrarian Reform during the Serbisyo Caravan in Barangay Basak, Magpet, North Cotabato on October 17. Tiad was one of the 35 farmers who received their CLOAs from the Department of Agrarian Reform during the “Serbisyo Caravan” in Basak, Magpet on Thursday, October 17.  His farm is a 2.5 hectare-lot, inherited from his late father Antonio, the original farm tenant. The l…

FCF trains youth leaders as life savers

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QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct. 21 (PIA) – The FCF Minerals Corporation here recently provided a training for the youth to become frontline volunteer life savers in their respective barangays.More than 20 members of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) from 32 barangays of this town attended the First Aid and Basic Life Support Training sponsored by the firm in partnership with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction  Management Office (MDRRMO) in this town.Ian Moller, FCF Minerals Corporation manager for sustainability, said the activity is part of their commitment to empower various sectors of their host barangay and its neighboring villages.PIA PhotoThe firm  operates  the gold-molybdenum project in barangay Runruno.“This is part of our numerous assistance to our primary and  secondary  impact communities as we empower them to become responsible villagers,” Moller said.Engineer Alison Padua, MDRRM Officer, said the FCF has been providing their office P20,000.00 as yearly assistance since 2014.“…

DTI to honor partners in Vizcaya

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DTI Region 2 FB PhotoBAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct. 21 (PIA)--The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to honor its various stakeholders in the province next week.Henry Conel, Jr. said the awarding activity is part of the culminating celebration of the 2019 Consumer Welfare Month with the theme: “Sustainable Consumption: Understanding the Impact of Consumer’s Choices in a Shared Environment”.“This is our way of saying our gratitude and honor to our various stakeholders in our province because of their support and assistance on the implementation of our programs, projects and activities,” he said.Conel said certificates of appreciation and tokens will also be given to DTI-recognized consumer organization, Bagwis Awardees, Consumer Corner Partners, Media Anchors, local government units and short film participants.He added that the activity will also serve as a venue in exposing insights on sustainable Consumption and showing of a short film .Solano Mayor Eufemia Dacayo is expec…