Friday, January 29, 2010

News Release


SORSOGON PROVINCE – One Police Non-Commissioned Officer (PNCO) of the Sorsogon Police Provincial Office (SPPO) made it to the 8th search of the Ten Outstanding Police Women of the Year (TOPWP) 2009.

Police Officer 3 Judith Daria – Olbes is the first lady law enforcer in this province that was feted with said award where she along with the other awardees received a TOPWP Kabalikat Awards trophy and cash prize from ZONTA Club of Makati Paseo de Roxas Foundation, a gift certificate from the Arms Corporation Philippines (ARMSCOR) and Outstanding Achievement Medal from the Philippine National Police (PNP).

PNP Provincial Director PSSupt. Heriberto Olitoquit said that among the hundreds of contenders from the Police Commissioned and Non – Commissioned Officers who submitted their papers, twenty-eight made it to the finals reducing it to the deserving ten outstanding police women of the country.

“Olbes indeed deserves this kind of high recognition considering her dedication and exemplary work significantly contributing to the cause of peace and order in the community of Sorsogon,” said Olitoquit.

It can be recalled that Olbes was part of the successful implementation of PNP programs that bridged the gap between the police and the community such as the Expanded Community Orienting Polishing System (ECOPS) which focused on the promotion of public’s health, “Kampo ng Bayan sa Lawasnon” that underscores sports development, as well as the maintenance of heightened security at the Sorsogon Baywalk.

Likewise, through the able assistance of then PNP Provincial Director PSSupt. Henry Rañola, Olbes initiated the “Malusog na Bata, Malusog na Bansa” program targeting children in the remote barangays to be their feeding program recepients, the “Konting Tulong ni Mama at Aleng Pulis” where they chipped-in certain amount from their own pocket and used this to realize the “Kaarawang Handog ni Mama at Aleng Pulis” and the distribution of slippers, food and school supplies to children.

Olbes who is currently the SPPO’s Family Juvenile and Gender and Development PNCO is an active officer of Sorsogon Women’s Network and Development (SWND) and Visayan Forum Foundation respectively working on women and children’s welfare.

In an interview, Olbes, though didn ‘t expect she can really make it to the top, extends her utmost gratitude to the past Provincial Directors of SPPO including PSSupt Joel Regondola, PSSupt Henry Rañola and to PSSupt Heriberto Olitoquit, the present PD. “I am also grateful to PSupt Edgardo Ardales, Deputy Prov’l Director PSupt Elmer Ferreras and to the Non-Uniformed Personnel as well as the Police Non-Commissioned and Commissioned officers of SPPO,” she added.

Other awardees are: PSupt Lailene Amparo – Marilao Police Station, Bulacan Provincial Office (PO), Police Regional Office(PRO) 3; PCI Delia Ingalla – Taguig City PO, Southern Police District, NCRPO; PSI Lerma Tirana – Regional Police Community Relations Division, NCRPO; SPO1 Marifel Cortez – Butuan City PO, PRO 13; PO3 Zorayda Aripin – Zamboanga City PO, PRO 9; PO3 Ruth Poserio – Sta. Barbara Police Station, Pangasinan PRO, Police Regional Office 1; PO3 Lilybeth Pascual – WCPD PNCO-Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (PPO), PRO 5; PO2 Famela Suba – Cabiao Police Station, Nueva Ecija PPO, PRO 3; PO2 Rina Salaya – Maasin Municipal Police Station, Iloilo PPO, PRO 6.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo herself conferred the award to the Ten Outstanding Police Women of the Philippines, Jan. 13, at Rizal Hall in Malacañang.

These awardees that make up this year’s TOPWP were chosen for the honor by the ZONTA Club of Makati Paseo de Roxas Foundation and the Philippine National Police. (Bennie A. Recebido, PIA Sorsogon)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

News Release


SORSOGON PROVINCE– The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Sorsogon Chapter calls on support from the public of their recent fund raising campaign through the display of PNRC emblem stickers with corresponding fix value/amount.

Conceptualized by Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Manager and PNRC – Sorsogon board member Irma Guhit, the P2-M fund drive will become a provincial fund campaign strategy and will be used to respond to the needs of those affected by natural disasters across the province.

“The fund drive which will run from January 2010 and in the next succeeding years, will showcase the PNRC emblem in all visible places within the province, including business/commercial establishments, public and private vehicles and buildings/offices, media outlets and other areas that will make the PNRC emblem a community landscape signage statement,” said Guhit.

Stickers will bear the “I am a regular PNRC member” or “This establishment is a PNRC supporter” statement. Members/supporters may choose from the three enrolment membership emblem worth P1,000.00 for gold, P500.00 for silver and P100.00 for regular sticker.

The PNRC Sorsogon Chapter launched this fund campaign strategy primarily to create heightened awareness on the significance of the organization as one of the proactive partners in the development as well as in institutionalizing and mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction.

PNRC – Sorsogon Chapter Manager Salvacion Abotanatin said that Sorsogon, is one of the highly vulnerable areas to natural calamities, thus, PNRC Sorsogon has to become relentless on its quest to fulfill its mandate to serve the most vulnerable through its provision of life-changing services, and its efforts to alleviate human suffering in times of catastrophes and disasters.

“However, it has also to create measures that would heighten community awareness on the significance of the organization as a sustainable partner for development and a responsive entity during disasters and natural calamities, hence, the organization’s board of directors turn up on a consensus launching another fund campaign strategy,” said Abotanatin.

“With our intense desire to serve the community better, we hope that the public would be one with us by supporting us in this endeavor,” she added.

PNRC is a vital government partner in disaster management being the only non-government member of the country’s Disaster Coordinating Council. (Bennie A. Recebido, PIA Sorsogon)

Monday, January 25, 2010


BREAD (Bible Reader’s) Society International Sorsogon Chapter is a non-government non-sectarian socio-civic youth-oriented organization that aims at youth development bringing change of in their attitude and morality, as well as advocate the love and care for the environment.