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ICPO to create Motorcycle Riding Crime Prevention Group

(April 2,2013)

written by: Melvin T. Anggot, Virgilio C. Garcia

ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES – The Iligan City Police Office (ICPO) is now processing the selection of members that will compose the Motorcycle Riding Crime Prevention Group that will be created and will be launched soon in Iligan City.

ICPO Officer-in-Charge Senior Superintendent Cristeto Rey D. Gonzalodo said the group will be composed of civilians with motorcycle that will volunteer to help in crime prevention.

However, the ICPO head clarified that the personal background of the applicants will be closely scrutinize so that ICPO could avoid problem members in the group.  

The group will be roving around the city on scheduled hours with a uniformed police riding in tandem that will served as ‘buddy’ or companion.

According to Gonzalodo, should the Motorcycle Riding Crime Prevention Group will be finally launched, this will be the first such group in the entire country.  

The official of the Philippine National Police who developed the concept said the idea came into being because of the strong support of private individuals and non-government organizations (NGOs) that are concerned and care for the city of Iligan.

Col. Gonzalodo firmly believes that this is a positive response to the directive of Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz and Lone District Representative Vicente “Varf” Belmonte, Jr.

Program of Works for infrastructure destroyed by typhoon Sendong already approved

Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz has approved the Program of Works of P151,116 million worth of infrastructures for 25 barangays of Iligan City.

This is composed of the repair and rehabilitation of roads in the following barangays: Abuno, Mandulog, Mainit, Pala-o, Panoroganan, Pugaan, Rogongon, Santiago, Sta. Elena, Sta. Filomena, Sta. Rosario, Tambacan, Tipanoy, Tubod, Ubaldo Laya an Tomas Cabili.  This is worth P111.893 million.

Also approved is POW for the repair and construction of 11 bridges for Abuno, Bonbonon, Hinaplanon, Mandulog, Mainit, Pala-o, Panoroganan, Pugaan, Tipanoy, Ubaldo Laya and Hindang.

Engr. Guideon Taban, head of CEO Planning Division confirmed that this is part of the priority projects of the P12 billion fund from the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council for the recovery and rehabilitation of Iligan after typhoon Sendong devastated the city.  

Abamin Party-list Representative favors the selling of IDPP

Abante Mindanao (ABAMIN) Party-list Representative Maximo Rodriguez is in favor of the steps taken by the city of Iligan in the selling of the Iligan Diesel Power Plants 1 and 2.

The Congressman believes that the step taken will provide an immediate solution to the rotating brownout being experienced by the whole island of Mindanao.

Cong. Rodriguez also echoed the stand of city officials that the city government has no capacity to operate the IDPP neither has the funds needed to rehabilitate the plant.

The official supports the decision of city officials in selling the IDPP.

PCOS Technicians for coming elections to undergo training today

Today is the start of the two-day training for those that will service the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine as technicians in the coming elections on May13.

According to Randy Tortola, Schools Division Superintendent of the Department of Education (DepEd) Iligan Division, the local branch of DepEd and the Commission of Elections pinned their hope on the 176 DepEd and non-DepEd that will participate in the training that will end tomorrow.

Tortola said that aside from the teaching and non-teaching personnel of DepEd, there are information and communication technology (ICT) experts placed by the COMELEC to serve as technicians of the machines that will count the votes of the elections.

As can be recalled, last March 25-26, the teachers underwent training that will serve as Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) in the election in Iligan   composed of 528 teachers.