Monday, December 28, 2009

PRO 13 Aimed for Safe, Enjoyable New year's Eve Celebration

Men and women of Police Regional Office 13 gathered in the morning of December 28 at Camp Rafael Rodriguez in Libertad, Butuan City for the ceremonial sealing and marking of all issued firearms.

"Firing guns is strictly prohibited on New Year's Eve," Police Regional Director Lino Calingasan said in his speech during the traditional Monday flag raising ceremonies at PRO 13.

All police officers are reminded to avoid indiscriminate firing and will face arrest and Calingasan urged the public to call 117 or report to nearest police station to immediately respond and arrest whoever fired the shot during the year end celebrations.

Calingasan lead the sealing and marking of firearms to send a message that the PNP is bent on taking orders from the national headquarters to have a safe, enjoyable new year's eve.

Hoping for a Credible Election in May 10, 2010

Local candidates signed the Covenant of HOPE in their promise to obtain a peaceful, orderly and credible election

People are in doubt whether the Philippines can still achieve a credible election in May 2010, others even speculated of a NO-EL (no election).

When the PNP Press Corps conceptualized the idea of holding this activity, I was told: "ceremonial lang yan....useless....wala nay Hope".

You, know, we in the voting populace should lead by example to teach the youth, that indeed, our region, that the Philippines still, can have an Honest, Orderly, Peaceful, Election.

Yes, despite Maguindanao incident.

Let's all have an active participation so that, the implementation of the First Automation Polls will yield good terms of realising the wishes of our people.....Honest, Orderly, Peaceful, Elections in May 2010.

We in the broadcast industry, the PNP, the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and the COMELEC challenged all political candidates to stand by the Oath of Promise.

This is, Operation H.O.P.E. aiming for clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful elections, but this will also depend on how politicians undertake the campaign and endeavor to attain victory with honor and dignity.

Let us keep this election peaceful and credible.

It is possible.

It is desirable.

It is doable.

Let us GO and DO it!

yours truly as President of the PNP Press Corps, thanking everyone for the success of Operation HOPE

Ambassador Henrietta de villa, PPCRV National Chairperson

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Operation H.O.P.E

The Ecleo's from Dinagat Islands Province in attendance

SMARTMATIC Representative Miguel Avila demonstrated the PCOS

Ambassador Henrietta de Villa, PPCRV National Chairperson as the guest speaker

PPCRV Regional Chairperson Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos, D.D.

PRO 13 Operations Chief Police Snr. Supt. Nestor Fajura

IBP Agusan del Norte Chapter President Atty. Jesus Ma. James Bringas and Comelec Regional Director Atty. Francisco Pobe

The PNP Press Corps initiated an activity that hopefully would create an awareness more importantly to the local candidates in Caraga Region to play fairly to obtain a credible election on May 10, 2010.

Operation HOPE - honest, orderly, peaceful, election - is in partnership with the Police Regional Office 13, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting and Comelec Regional Office.

Operation HOPE successfully conducted on December 13, 2009 at FSUU Main Campus Lobby at 5 o’clock in the afternoon, the highlight of which is the signing of the Covenant of H.O.P.E. with the presence of PPCRV National Chairperson Ambassador Henrietta de Villa and Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos with IBP Agusan del Norte Chapter President Atty. Jesus Ma. James Bringas leading the Oath of Promise.

Comelec Regional Director Atty. Francisco Pobe in his speech has reminded politicians of their responsibility to the public and rest assured to the people of Caraga of the Comelec's readiness in its first implementation of the automation polls.

SMARTMATIC Representative Miguel Avila demonstrated election process using the PCOS machine- Precinct Count Optical Scan that aims to prepare and familiarize the local candidates, the PNP, and the media on the automated election system.
conduct a demo of the voting machine

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Indigenous Christmas Trees

The Police Regional Office 13 convey the message of Hope, Peace and Simplicity in this yuletide season. Each divisions created Christmas Trees made of indigenous meterials displayed along the entrance of Camp Rafael Rodriguez in Libertad.

made of corn cobs and corn leafs

Made of native fans and mat called "banig"