Category Archives: Peace and Order

Camiguin takes pride in improved economy, tourism in 2018


CAMIGUIN, Jan. 6 (PIA)—Securing over Php72 million budget for road construction and rehabilitation, attaining 688,587 tourist arrivals in 2018, and improving health and nutritional status among school-aged children, the Provincial Government of Camiguin bares 2018 key strategies that lead to making the island one of the most beautiful and peaceful islands in the country.

49212734_1283359538471674_7208270065580376064_n“My greatest aspiration as a woman leader, at the same time, a wife and a mother – is attaining a quality of life for all Camiguingnons where everyone enjoys the dividends of economic progress, and feels safe and secure in their homes and communities,” Provincial Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo said during her State of the Province Address (SOPA) on January 6.

Investing in human capital

Believing that the most important economic resource lies in human capital, the local government addressed the oral, physical and mental health of its people. In 2018, the province has attained 85 percent orally fit children and attended to 133 mentally-ill patients, making Camiguin the first province that gives importance to the usually neglected health problem in the country.

Romualdo also cited the significant improvement of the zero open defecation (ZOD) program implementation in the province from 18 percent compliance in 2017 to 79 percent in 2018 highlighting the 15 barangays in Camiguin which were already declared ZOD areas.

The strict implementation of the Smoke-Free Camiguin has also changed the face of the island from a top tourist destination to a healthy haven for tourists and residents as it accorded the Red Orchid Award.

Furthermore, with the aid of the Department of Health (DOH), over Php116 million was allocated to improve the facilities and services of Camiguin General Hospital (CGH).

The marginalized sector that includes the displaced individuals/families, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries, children, women, elderly and differently-abled persons attained immediate response from the local government which allocated Php12,757,878 in CY 2018 to cater to their needs.

Securing economic progress

Contributing about Php35,735,000 to the Php72,566,830 requirement to complete the opening of interconnected routes and rehabilitation of roads, the local government now assures not only the ease of accessibility to tourist sites but also the speedy transportation of farm products to the market.

Locals tourists will enjoy the new and improved sports complex as the construction of such facility will soon reach its completion. Also, swimming enthusiasts will get a chance to hone their skills once the swimming pool at Mahinog will be completed.

“And I did not do all these alone. With myself, alone, I am powerless. However, with you, marching with me, united in heart and mind, we made things happen to assure that progress never stops for a clean and beautiful Camiguin,” Romualdo said.

To brace and further advance such feats, Romualdo urged Camiguingnons to implement the Water Code and respect the mandate on the easement, keep the quality of coastal water to the highest standard and the forest land pristine, and take care of the heritage sites that are treasures recognized by the national government. (RTP/PIA10)



Camiguin continues to be rabies-free

CAMIGUIN, October 18 (PIA)—Maintaining its rabies-free status for more than six years, the Province of Camiguin has earned distinct recognition during the 2018 National Rabies Summit on September 27 at Metro Manila, Philippines.
Rabies-free Camiguin.jpgCamiguin has been named as one of the provinces maintaining its rabies-free status for the past five years and one of the few provinces with Zero Human Rabies for more than six years.
During the World Rabies Day 2018, the province has also bagged the national award as the Best Rabies Program Implementor on September 28 at Quezon City.
In the Joint Meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) on October 9, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Louis Bollozos said they have spayed/neutered 849 heads already as of October 8, 2018.
They have also accomplished 83.7 percent or 7,112 vaccinated pet animals out of the 8,500 total population for this year.
He also added though there are 524 human dog and cat biting incident/cases for this year (426 for dog bites, 89 cat bites and 9 others), no severe case was reported since the pet/house dogs and cats were vaccinated.
To maintain such feat, Bollozos said they continuously conduct the Dog Show, Responsible Pet Ownership Seminar, Mass Rabies Vaccination, IEC-Rabies Video Showing, Spay and Neuter in the five municipalities of the province. (RTP/PIA10)

Crime rate drops, PNP Camiguin

CAMIGUIN, Oct. 17 (PIA)–With the augmented police personnel, strengthened measures to safeguard the area and intensified advocacy on various laws, the Camiguin Provincial Police Office reported crime rate drop from 138 in 2017 to 89 in 2018.
Crime rate in Camiguin.jpgDuring the Joint Meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) on October 9, Provincial Director PSSupt Robert Roy Bahian said the highest index crimes were recorded in Mambajao with 31.
Other towns marked minimal index crimes such as Mahinog with 21, Sagay, 15, Catarman 12 and Guinsiliban, 9.
Bahian said the most committed crime is physical injury with 13 reported cases followed by theft (3), robbery (3) and rape (1).
PNP-Camiguin also acted on illegal gambling arresting 35 persons where 8 were involved in illegal numbers game and 27 on other forms of illegal gambling. They have also conducted 419 operations, confiscating a total of Php5,498.50.
On drug-clearing operations, Bahian said they have already cleared 28 barangays out of the 50 drug-affected barangays as of October 5, 2018. Sagay only needs to clear two more barangays for the area to be declared as the first drug-free municipality in the region.
Aside from their usual operations, PNP-Camiguin also visits barangays, schools and even houses to inform the Camiguingnons on the existing laws particularly on physical abuse, violence against women and their children, terrorism, theft, rape and other crimes. (RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin gears up for Lanzones Festival 2018


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Oct. 10 (PIA)—With the theme, “Kinaiyahan atong Ampingan, Kalamboan alang sa Tanan (Care for Resources, Development for All),” the Provincial Government of Camiguin bares the lined-up activities for the 39th Camiguin Lanzones Festival.

PPOC, PADAC meetingProvincial Tourism Officer Candice Naomi Dael said the month-long festivity kicked off with the visual merchandising of all establishments and Kalanrakas sa Kabataan at Sagay town on October 1. On October 21, sports enthusiasts are urged to join the 39th Lanzones Festival Marathon at Cong. PPR Tourism and Sports Complex.

On the same day, the provincial government will also hold the Lanzones Festival Farm Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting as well as the Camiguin Lanzones Mini Museum Opening, Historical Site Declaration.

Lanzones Festival 2018Festive umbrellas will be displayed through the Ag Sadya Kiraw Festival Grand Parade which will also feature the Mutya sa Buwahanan candidates. The activity will be followed by the opening of the Agro-Industrial-Tourism Trade Fair Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Viewing at the Ugmad Site.

On October 22, kids will have the chance to show their talents through the Kids Age Group Swimming Competition at Cong. PPR Tourism and Sports Complex and Kalanrakas sa Kabataan at Guinsiliban and Mahinog Plaza.

Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will host the Jobs Fair Docufest and DOLE Clinic on this day at Ugmad Site and Mambajao Municipal Hall.

The Department of Education (Deped) will also take part in the celebration through hosting the DepEd Day “Camiguin Senior High School In-Focus” on October 23 with a back-to-back show of Fatima College of Camiguin’s “FCC Sikat.”

The Provincial/Municipal Social Welfare and Development Info Caravan, Daos Ki! and Buahanan Octoberfest, and Mutya sa Buahanan 2018 Talent and Corporate Awards Night will highlight the festivity on October 24.

On October 25, tourists and locals can enjoy the Governor’s Cup Tennis Championship, Farmer’s Day, Datu Daw Bai Ta Buwahanan and Diwata Daw Tayamtayam Showdown, Globe Night, and Everybody’s Night- Lechon Festival.

October 26 will be filled with the “Pasigarbo sa Kurso” of Camiguin Polytechnic State College and Mutya sa Buahanan Beauty Pageant at Ugmad Site.

Highlights of the annual festival will take place on October 27 and these include the Street Dancing Competition which will be held at Mambajao 1914 Road to Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Provincial Office, Pasigarbo sa Isla, Inter-Agency Camiguin Lanzones Ground Presentation, Mr. Iron Man 2018 Body Building Competition, Governor’s Cup Tennis Championship, Kalanrakas sa Kabataan, and Online Photo Contest Declaration and Awarding of Winners.

On the same day, the provincial government will also hold the Visual Merchandizing Declaration and Awarding of Winners, Mugna: Art Competition Awarding, Swimming and Tennis Awarding of Winners, and the Daos Ki! and Buahanan October Fest: Everybody’s Night- Food Safari.

Provincial Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo said the activities are geared with enough security personnel as the Philippine National Police (PNP) also augmented their police personnel to tighten security in the entire island throughout the month-long festivity. (RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin holds PPOC, PADAC meeting, approves 3 resolutions

CAMIGUIN, August 7 (PIA)–For the local government units (LGUs) to maintain and improve Camiguin’s peace and order situation, stipulated in Republic Act No. 7160 and Executive Order 773, a joint meeting between the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) was conducted on July 19 at Camiguin Convention Center, Mambajao, Camiguin.
Camiguin PPOC.jpgThe joint councils approved the adoption of the three Joint Resolutions namely: (1) creation of Task Force Bantay Kalinaw along with the establishment of an operations/coordination center; (2) requesting the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to provide a simplified policies to facilitate the conduct of drug–clearing operations at the barangay level; and (3) contesting the National Historical Commission in regards to the identification of cultural property.
Provincial Governor Maria Luisa D. Romualdo and concurrent PPOC and PADAC Chairperson, presided the meeting which highlighted the peace and order situation in the province, priority issues and concerns relative to the peace and order situation in the municipal level, committee reports, and other matters such as the Camiguin Electric Cooperative (CAMELCO) on increasing electricity costs and maritime seaworthiness.
Municipal Mayor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo of Mambajao, Mayor’s League President of Camiguin and concurrent PPOC co-chairperson, on CAMELCO increasing electricity costs, shared it would affect peace and order because citizens would revert back to use of lamps, and in turn, increase fire and house robbery incidents.
On maritime seaworthiness, the mayor said Camiguin, as a tourist destination, deserves good and modern sea transport vessels, not floating relics.
For his part, Municipal Vice-Mayor Nestor E. Tongol of Sagay shared the municipality’s accomplishments, decreasing drug and crime rates while highlighting on the issues and concerns on Barangay Tanod and Lupon Members training.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla said the agency will conduct training on Barangay Newly Elected Officials (BNEO). (DILG Camiguin/PIA10)

PPOC enforces security measures, maintains order in Camiguin

CAMIGUIN, April 13– To continuously improve the peace and order situation in the province, the Camiguin Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) along with the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council, whose membership include representatives  from the national line agencies, all municipal mayors and civil society organizations (CSOs), recently conducted its First Quarter Meeting at Camiguin Convention Center, Mambajao, Camiguin.
Provincial Governor and concurrent PPOC Chairperson Maria Luisa D. Romualdo presided the meeting that mainly tackled the peace and order situation updates in Camiguin, human development and security committee reports on the preparations and activities pertinent to the observance of Holy Week’s Panaad, synchronized Barangay Assembly Day, and preparations to ensure a peaceful, honest and orderly Barangay and SK elections.
As a result, the joint councils approved the adoption of the three Joint Resolutions that include the authorization of the Creation of Special Action Committee under the Provincial Peace and Order Council to decide on critical matters during emergencies affecting the overall Peace and Order Situation in the Province.
PPOC also requested the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 10, through Regional Director Wilkins M. Villanueva, to conduct a barangay drug clearing One-Stop-Shop in the Province to facilitate the issuance of certifications to qualified barangay applicants.
Also, the council strongly enjoined the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Balingoan Sub-station, through PO2 Joel M. Mendez, to enforce and adopt stringent measures prohibiting or apprehending operators/owners of small-sized sea vessels or Motorized Bancas to transport passengers from Balingoan Port to any point of entry in the Island Province of Camiguin.(Maria Dannica M. Cimacio/RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Camiguin PCG ga-awhag sa mga tag-iya irehistro ang bangka

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — Aron mapausbaw ang pagpanalipod sa marinong
kalikopanhon, maritimang seguridad ug kahilwasan sa probinsiya pinaagi sa pagpugong sa paggamit ug mga bangka sa nagkalain-laing maritimang kalapasan labi na sa pagpamirata ug terorismo, ang Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)- Camiguin Provincial Station nag-awhag sa mga tag-iya, operators ug mga charter parties pagparehistro sa ilang bangka ilalom sa Safety, Security and Environmental Numbering (SSEN) System kung aha ang ilang dunggoanan.
Ang PCG misaysay nga sa Disyembre 2017, aduna na’y nakaparehistro nga 1,142 nga mga bangka sa probinsiya diin 144 ang gikan sa Mahinog, 427 sa Sagay, 240 sa Catarman, 227 sa Guinsiliban ug 104 sa Mambajao.
Para marehistro, ang tag-iya o ang iyang representante mu-apply sa pinakaduol nga Coast Guard Station/Sub-Station ug ipakita ang mga kinahanglang dokumento sama sa proof of ownership, opisyal nga resibo sa engine procurement (para sa mga bag-o lang nabuhat nga bangka), certificate of vessel registry, usa ka balidong government issued nga identification card ug hulagway sa tag-iya sa bangka.
Ang SSEN permanente nang magahin sa bangka ug ang SSEN nga sertipiko balido sulod sa tulo ka tuig ug pwede kining ma-renew.
Ang pagbalhin sa panag-iya ug dagkong kabag-ohan sa mga bangko kinahanglang ireport diretso sulod sa lime ka adlaw sa aktwal nga pagbalhin sa pinakaduol nga Coast Guard Station/Sub-Station para sa pag-update sa profile sa bangka.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin PCG urges owners to register vessels

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — To enhance marine environmental protection, maritime security and safety within the area by preventing the use of vessels/watchcrafts in various maritime infractions particularly piracy and terrorism, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)- Camiguin Provincial Station urges owners, operators and/or charter parties to register their vessels/watercrafts under the Safety, Security and Environmental Numbering (SSEN) System whey they are home ported.
The PCG reported that as of December 2017, there are 1,142 vessels/watchcrafts that were registered in the province where 144 came from Mahinog, 427 in Sagay, 240 in Catarman, 227 in Guinsiliban and 104 in Mambajao.
To register, the owner or his/her representative shall apply to the nearest Coast Guard Station/Sub-Station and present the necessary requirements such as the proof of ownership, official receipt of engine procurement (for newly built vessel), certificate of vessel registry, one valid government issued identification card and photo of the vessel owner.
The SSEN shall be permanently assigned to the vessels/watercrafts and the SSEN certificate is valid for three years and is renewable.
Any transfer of ownership or major alterations done on the vessels/watercrafts should be reported immediately within five days of actual transfer to the nearest Coast Guard Station/Sub-Station for updating of the vessel profile.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Pulis sa Camiguin gapahimangno karong ‘Undas’


CAMIGUIN, October 30 (PIA) – Ang Camiguin Provincial Police Office (CPPO) gapahimangno sa mga lumulupyo sa probinsiya sa mga angay timan-an sa pagsaulog sa Kalag-Kalag aron masiguro ang kaluwasan ug seguridad.


Sa dili pa biyaan ang balay, ang CPPO nagpadumdum nga ikandado ang balay aron dili masudlan sa kawatan, nakasira ang gas stove ug wala nakapansak ang appliance o gamit, ug nakasara ang gripo.


Samtang gaduaw sa menteryo, gi-awhag sa CPPO ang pagdala sa pagkaon ug tubig, ug payong o kalo aron proteksyon sa kainit sa adlaw.


Ang mga makahubog nga ilimnon, ha-it nga butang sama sa kutsilyo, loud speaker ug baraha nga gamitong pangsugal gidid-an pagpadala sulod sa menteryo. Gipadumduman usab ang mga ginikanan nga bantayan kanunay ang ilang mga anak nga dili magdula sa posporo ug uban pang butang nga makaingon ug sunog.


Ang publiko gi-awhag usab nga tud-on ang lokasyon sa first aid station ug Philippine National Police (PNP) Assistance Hub alang sa mga emerhensiya.


Alang sa laing kalabotan, ang CPPO matawagan sa 387-1052 o 09985986906.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin police office sets reminders on ‘Undas’


CAMIGUIN, October 30 (PIA) – The Camiguin Provincial Police Office (CPPO) reminded the residents in the province on things to do and avoid while observing the All Saints and All Souls’ Day to ensure safety and security.

Before leaving the house, the CPPO urged the public to check if the house is properly locked to avoid intrusion of thieves, gas stoves closed and appliance unplugged, and water faucets closed.

20171102dWhile visiting loved ones in the cemetery, the CPPO encourages bringing of food and water to avoid dehydration, and umbrella or hats for protection from the sun’s heat.

Alcoholic beverages, sharp objects like knives, loud speakers and play cards to be used for gambling are strictly prohibited inside the cemetery. The CPPO also reminds parents to always guard their children and prohibit them to play with matches and other flammable items that may cause fire. 

The public is also urged to know the location of the first aid station and Philippine National Police (PNP) Assistance Hub for emergencies.

For other concerns, CPPO can be reached through 387-1052 or mobile number at 09985986906.(RTP/PIA10)