In line with the celebration of World Teachers Day this October 2, 2023, almost 2000 high school and elementary teachers from the Schools Division Office of Ilagan joined the Division Teachers’ Day Culminating program held at Ilagan Community Center, Ilagan City, Isabela.
A total of 10 clusters and 10 participating private institutions attended the activity where teachers swayed and dance in the Tik-Tok competition. They were also serenaded by the contestants of the singing competition.
Participants who won in the raffle draws received gifts, tokens and 25 kilos of rice.
Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Nelia Mabuti explained the importance of acknowledging the hard works and efforts of educators across the globe.
“To all the Teachers nationwide and worldwide we really are proud to be a teacher because we contribute to the nation building this is the loveless profession ever so let us be proud to be a teacher and may the dedication, yung commitment yung hard work that comes from our heart will stay,” She reiterated
Meanwhile, awarding for the most outstanding teachers, school heads, non-teaching personnel and recognition of exemplary schools in Ilagan will be the highlight of this year’s World Teachers’ Day Celebration in the city.
The Schools’ Division Office of the City of Ilagan and the local government unit joined the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new SDO headquarters site held in Ilagan City, yesterday October 2, 2023.
Eduardo Escorpiso Jr, the Schools Division Superintendent of Ilagan led the event together with City Mayor Jay Diaz and various members of his council.
Present also to the event was Nelia Mabuti, the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent and a crowd of red and white clad teachers from the city to witness the ceremony.
The groundbreaking commenced shortly after the signing of agreements between the SDO officials and LGU Ilagan.
“Nagpapasalamat po in behalf of our teachers ng Ilagan sa ating LGU na pinapangunahan ng ating butihing Mayor sa pagbigay po ng lote na gagamitin sa pagpapatayo ng aming Schools’ Division Office at hindi lang po iyan, talagang nag-uumapaw po ang mga biyayang ibinibigay sa City of Ilagan sa Department of Education gaya ng nabanggit ko kanina marami po silang project na ibinibigay hindi lang sa Division Office kundi sa mga eskwelahan ng ating mga bata,” Escorpiso Jr said
The superintendent also added that they were delighted for the donation of the site and will eventually convert the old SDO office as a training and workshop center for students and teachers in the city.#
Aspiring candidates for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election in Cauayan City, Isabela joined the unity walk and peace covenant signing held at FLDY Colosseum, last October 1, 2023.
The unity walk commenced around six o’clock in the morning and was led by PNP Cauayan together with Attorney Christopher Thiam, election officer, and various members of the government, public and private organizations.
The 2240 BSKE candidates in the city also pledged their commitment to promote safe, fair, and free local election after the unity walk in barangay Baringin.
Police Colonel Julio Go, the Provincial Director of PNP Isabela said that it is important to educate future leaders towards unity to achieve a peaceful and accurate election this year.
The event ended with the BSKE running officials signing of the peace covenant.
Camp Marcelo A Adduru, Tuguegarao City – The Criminal Investogation and Detection Group (CIDG) Regional Field Unit 2 and other PRO2 forces nabbed the National Top Most Wanted Person with DILG Reward Php 380,000 in the execution of the operational plan in violation of Omnibus Election Code (gunban) and violation of RA 9516 in Echague, Isabela 5:00 this morning, September 22.
The arrested person was identified as alias “Bang/Poktong/Frank”, Periodic Status Report Threat Group (PSRTG) Listed, and Secretary of KomProb Isabela, Komiteng Rehiyon-Cagayan Valley.
The discovery of the contrabands in violation of the Omnibus Election Code rooted from the service of two Warrants of Arrest against the accused for the crimes of Murder and Robbery, both with no bail recommended.
During the service of warrants of arrest against the said accused, confiscated from his direct possession were one unit of M16 A1 with defaced Serial number; one unit of M16 A2 POF-USA Model-P-415 with SN 150188; one unit of AK without SN; five magazines for M16 rifle; fifty-four live ammunition for M16 rifle; four magazines for AK; twenty-nine live ammunition for AK; one hand grenade Atis type MK2 HE; one hand grenade M67 HE; one Grenade Rifle HE; one binocular telescope; and other personal stuff.
Further, the alias “Ferdy” was also arrested for Violation of PD 1829 otherwise known as Penalizing Obstruction of Apprehension and Prosecution of Criminal Offenders during the police operation.
Also part of the operating teams were Santiago CFU, CIDG RFU2 RSOT, CIDG RFU2 Cagayan PFU,RMFB2, PIU-Isabela PPO, 2nd IPMFC, RID PRO2, 2ISU, AIR, PA, 502nd Bde, 86IB, 95IB, 52MICO, 3rd K9 Pltn, 9Co, K9Bn AIR, NICA2, and Echague MPS.
Police Brigadier General Christopher Birung, PRO2 Regional Director recognized the joint efforts of the CIDG and PRO2 units that resulted to the success of this operation. Officer said that this is a huge breakthrough in the campaign against insurgency and criminality in Cagayan Valley. “I believe that the apprehension of alias “Bong” will weaken the anti-government troop in Echangue, Isabela and nearby areas of operation. PRO2 will never cease to exert its best effort to put an end in the insurgency problem in the region,” RD Birung further said.
Camp Marcelo A Adduru, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- Napasakamay ng mga awtoridad ang notoryus na indibidwal sa Bisa ng Mandamiento De Aresto sa Brgy. Mambabanga, Luna, Isabela.
Kinilala ang notoryus na indibidwal na si alyas “Juan” (Top 9 Most Wanted Person Provincial level), 40 taong gulang at residente ng Brgy. Minante 2, Cauayan City, Isabela.
Batay sa ulat na natanggap ni PRO2 Regional Director Polcie Brigadier General Christopher Birung sa PNP Luna, napasakamay nila ang nasabing notoryus na indibidwal sa nabanggit na lugar bandang 7:40 ngayong umaga sa kanilang pagsisilbi ng Mandamiento De Aresto na pinalabas ni Hon. Mary Jane Socan Soriano, Presiding Judge of RTC, Second Judicial Region, Branch 19, Cauayan City, Isabela dated September 13, 2023 sa kasong Sexual Assault kaugnay sa section 5(B) ng R.A no. 7610.
Samantala, mahaharap din sa kasong paglabag ng Act of Lasciviousness kaugnay sa R.A 7610 na naka dockt sa ilalalim ng CC# 19-14918, 19-14919, 19-14920, 19-14921 ng walang nirerekomendang pyansa.
Nasa kustodiya ngayon ng PNP Luna ang naturang notoryus na indibidwal para sa kaukulang dokumentasyo at tamang disposisyon habang inihahanda nila ang mga karampatang kaso laban dito.
Sa kabilang dako, pinuri ni Direktor Birung ang kapulisan ng PNP Luna sa matagumpay na pagsasagawa ng operasyon. ” Bilang Ama ng Kapulisan dito sa Lambak ng Cagayan, kasama ang Valley Cops lilipulin namin lahat ng mga kriminal na sumisira sa katahimikan at kaayusan ng ating inang bayan”, ani ng direktor.
Camp Marcelo A Adduru, Tuguegarao City – A Street Level Individual was apprehended in an anti-illegal drug buy-bust operation conducted by the operatives of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 2 in Mabini, Santiago City this evening.
Alias “Jomar” fell in the hands of police operatives and 2.3 grams of suspected “Shabu” with an estimate value of Php15,640.00 was recovered from his direct possession.
In addition, other non-drug pieces of evidence were also documented and confiscated. Police Brigadier General Christopher Birung, PRO2 Regional Director said that the arrest of the said drug personality will help reduce the supply of illegal drugs, particularly “Shabu” in the City of Santiago. RD Birung also manifested his all-out support in anti-illegal drug campaign in Cagayan Valley, in coordination with other law enforcement agencies.
A drug personality categorized as Street Level Individual is one who pushes or sells illicit drugs within his locality.
Camp Marcelo A Adduru, Tuguegarao City – A 56 year old OFW was arrested by Quirino Valley Cops through the implementation of Search Warrant for the violation of RA 10591 at Villa Ventura, Aglipay, Quirino.
Quirino Valley Cops identified the suspect as alias “Joven”, married and a resident of the said place.
Confiscated during the search were One (1) Caliber 8mm Semi-Auto Firing Pistol without serial number, One (1) pc magazine for 8mm and Thirty-one (31) blank ammunition for cal. 8mm.
The arrested person is now under the custody of Aglipay Police Station for documentation and proper disposition.
Police Brigadier General Christopher Birung, PRO2 Regional Director lauded the operating troops for the successful implementation of Search Warrant. “We, the Valley Cops will double our efforts to apprehend lawbreakers. It is our responsibility to ensure the community’s safety and to maintain peace and order in Region 2,” PBGEN BIRUNG said.
Camp Marcelo A Adduru, Tuguegarao City – Police Regional Office 2 celebrated the 122nd Police Service Anniversary with the theme “Nagkakaisang Pulisya at Pamayanan tungo sa Mapayapa at Maunlad na Bansa” with Police General Benjamin Acorda Jr, Chief, Philippine National Police as guest of honor and speaker at the PRO2 grandstand last September 29.
The activity started with the blessing and turn-over of equipment and newly-acquired motor vehicles. A total of 52 tactical vests, 52 enhanced combat helmets, 267 raincoats and 158 undershirt vests, 50 units of 5.56 MM basic assault rifle and 50 units 9MM stricker fired pistol Rex Delta, 32 unit emergency medical kit with various first aid supplies and program, 2 units personnel carrier, 21 units patrol jeep-single cab, 2 units of light transport vehicle and 1 unit Hino truck were distributed to different Police Stations of Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya PPOs and other police units in Police Regional Office 2.
On the other hand, Inauguration and Blessing of Standard RHQ Building was also carried out. The construction of the building was funded by PNP-DPWH Convergence Program (Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad Program) amounting to Php 24, 230, 235.58.
Also part of the activity was the blessing and turn-over of CRS Quarters which was funded under approved program of expenditure of the PNP trust receipt fund for the month of May 2023 amounting to Php 3, 124, 000.00.
The 122nd PSA celebration was highlighted with the presentation of awards to PNP units and personnel for their outstanding performance and achievement in police service. This year’s awardees were Police Colonel Julio Gorospe, as Best Senior PCO for Administration, Police Colonel Mario Malana, Best Senior PCO for Operations, Police Lieutenant Colonel Eugenio Malilin, Best Junior PCO for Administration, Police Major Joseph Curugan, Best Junior PCO for Operations, Police Senior Master Sargeant Gisela Ydel, Best Senior PNCO for Administration, Police Chief Master Sargeant Dante Noblejas, Best Senior PNCO for Operations, Police Staff Sargeant Sheldimer Baltazar, Best Junior PNCO for Administration, Police Corporal Francis De Asis, Best Junior PNCO for Operations, Non Uniformed Personnel Noel Cuarteros, Best Non Uniformed Personnel (Supervisory Level) and Non Uniformed Personnel Cherry Ann B Gazzingan, Best NUP (Non-Supervisory Level).
For the unit awards, Cagayan PPO was adjudged as Best Police Provincial Office, Santiago CPO, Santiago CMFC and Regional Mobile Force Battalion 2 received Special Award, Ilagan City Police Station, Isabela PPO as Best City Police Station, Aparri Police Station, Cagayan PPO as Best Municipal Police Station, and 2nd Cagayan PMFC as Best Mobile Force Company.
Police General Acorda Jr, in his message, extended his profound gratitude for the efforts of the Valley Cops in upholding the mandate of the PNP with integrity and professionalism. He also mentioned that the Cagayan Valley region is on the peaceful areas under his watch with rare serious criminal cases. The PNP’s top cop also thanked the public for working hand in hand with the PNP that makes public service a success. Further, he encouraged everyone to continue their usual support with the uniformed and non-uniformed police, most especially in the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections 2023 for a safe, peaceful and orderly exercise of the right to suffrage.
Camp Marcelo A Adduru, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- Hindi ballpen kundi malamig na bakal ng rehas ang hinihimas ngayon ng isang notoryus na estudyante na kabilang sa Top 7 Provincial Most Wanted Person ng PNP matapos itong mapasakamay ng kapulisan ng Ilagan City Police Station.
Batay sa report ni Polcie Colonel Julio Go, Provincial Director, Isabela Police Provincial Office kay PRO2 Regional Director Police Brigadier General Christopher Birung bandang alas dyes ngayong umaga ng napasakamay nila si alias “Along”, 18 anyos, estudyante at residente ng Allinguigan 3rd, City of Ilagan, Isabela sa pagsisilbi ng Mandamiento De Aresto na pinalabas ni Hon. Jeffrey Julian Cabasal Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, Second Judicial Region, Branch 16, City of Ilagan, Isabela sa kasong Statutory Rape na naka-docket sa ilalim ng Criminal Case Number CICL NO.12-2023-D at CICL NO.13-2023-D ng walang nirerekomendang pyansa.
Nasa kustodiya ngayon ng Ilagan PNP ang naturang suspek para sa kaukulang imbestigasyon at tamang disposisyon. Kasong Statutory Rape ang kasalukuyang inihahanda ngayong araw laban sa naturang suspek sa pamamagitang ng inquest proceeding.
Samantala, ikinagalak at ikinatuwa ni Direktor Birung ang matagumpay na pagkakadakip ng naturang notoryus na tao. Kaniya ring hinimok ang tulong ng mamamayan ng Lambak ng Cagayan at hinikayat na ituro ang mga lungga ng mga kawatan na siyang sumisira sa katahimikan ng lansangan. “Ang mga pagkakahuli ng mga Wanted sa batas lalo na ang mga notoryus na kriminal ay bunga ng ating kolaborasyon at pagtutulungan para gawing ligtas ang ating lipunan tungo sa magandang Lambak ng Cagayan”, dagdag ng direktor.
Camp Marcelo A Adduru, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- Sa pinaigting na kumpanya ng Police Regional Office 2 kontra Wanted Person muli na namang itong umiskor sa pagkakaaresto ng isang indibidwal sa Brgy. Centro 1, Angadanan, Isabela.
Kinilala indibidwal na si alyas “Pakito”, 33 anyos, drayber at , residente ng nasabing lugar.
Batay sa ulat ng Angadanan PNP napasakamay nila ang suspek bandang 10:45 ng umaga, kahapon, Setyember 26, taong kasalukuyan sa bisa ng Mandamiento De Aresto na pinalabas ni Hon. Marie Claire Victoria Mabutas Sordan, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 97, Antipolo City, Rizal sa kasong Robbery na naka docket sa ilalim ng CC# 22-80394 na may nirerekomendang pyansa na Php100,000.00 para sa kanyang pansamantalang kalayaan.
Nasa kustodiya ngayon ng PNP Angandanan ang suspek para sa kaukulang dokumentasyon at tamang disposisyon at mahaharap sa kasong Robbery. Pinuri naman ng pamunuan ng PRO2 na si Police Brigadier Christopher Birung ang kapulisan ng PNP Angadanan sa matagumpay na operasyon.” Ang Lambak ng Cagayan ay hindi lungga ng mga kawatan kung kaya’t samahan ninyo kaming mga kapulisan na tugusin ang mga kawatan na sumisira sa kaayusan, kapayapaan at katahimikan ng ating lipunan”, ani ng direktor.
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