Saturday, July 14, 2012

NGCP supports coastal clean-up and mangrove planting in Quezon



Employees of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) take part in Quezon Province’s 2-in-1 Project for coastal clean-up and mangrove planting. (NGCP/PIA Sorsogon)


PILI, CAMARINES SUR – As part of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) environmental program, the company lent its full support for the coastal clean-up and mangrove-planting activities in Quezon last June 30. Volunteers and employees from NGCP’s South Luzon-District 2 together with representatives from the Department of Education (DepEd), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) planted mangroves along the coastline of Quezon.

“Through this activity, we can restore the mangrove ecosystem and contribute to the improvement of the environment. This will also create habitats for terrestrial animals and provide nursery breeding grounds for aquatic resources,” Governor David “Jayjay”Suarez said at a recent dialogue with Atty. Cynthia P. Alabanza, NGCP Spokesperson and Adviser for External Affairs.

NGCP volunteers headed by Operations and Maintenance group and the Corporate Communications Regional Officer were assigned to plant mangroves at Barangay Villabota, Gumaca, one of the communities hosting NGCP’s facilities. Volunteers have collected 20 sacks of garbage, and planted 5,000 mangroves. The local government, on other hand, through its barangay officials committed to maintain the cleanliness of the coastline and provide proper care to the mangrove to ensure its survival.

The partnership environmental program has drawn public support and successfully developed a collaborative spirit and involvement among local government units, NGCP and other civic groups in protecting mangroves and the coastal zone.

NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines and towers, substations and related assets. (NGCP/PIA Sorsogon) ###

Ref: Nelson S. Bautista, South Luzon CorpComm & Public Affairs Officer (nsbautista@ngcp.ph/09175447162)

 National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Quezon Ave. cor. BIR Rd., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone +632 981-2143 / +632 981-2142 Fax +632 922-2684 E-mail corpcomm@ngcp.ph
Website: www.ngcp.ph Twitter: @NGCP_ALERT Facebook: www.facebook.com/1NGCP


NGCP North Luzon conducts security contingency drill


In preparation for emergencies, employees of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in North Luzon undergo a security drill. NGCP’s Security Group, in coordination with the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, Red Cross, and the Bureau of Fire Protection, facilitated the quick response strategies in the simulated scenarios. (NGCP, PIA Sorsogon)


PILI, CAMARINES SUR – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), through its North Luzon Security Group, recently conducted a security preparedness drill at its Gamu Substation in Isabela.

The activity conducted last June 29 aimed to enhance security awareness among employees and security contracted personnel and test the effectiveness and reliability of the defense plan given scenarios such as area intrusion, harassment, hostage taking and bomb threats.

The drill scenario involved role playing of aggressors, assault, negotiation and emergency response. The Philippine National Police (PNP) Provincial Police Office and Philippine Army (PA), who served as the assault team, engaged in the negotiation. Members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and Bomb Squad detonated the improvised explosive devices while members of the Philippine Red Cross attended to supposedly injured personnel.

Assessment by the representatives from various participating groups followed the simulation.

A similar drill will be conducted at one of the major substations in Central Luzon during the 3rd quarter of this year.

Conducted regularly by the Security Services group in different offices and substations, the drill seeks to test the level of alertness of assigned personnel in the area and the efficiency of responding agencies like the PNP, PA, local government unit of Gamu, Isabela, Philippine Red Cross, and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines and towers, substations and related assets. (NGCP/ PIA Sorsogon)###

Ref: Lilibeth P. Gaydowen, North Luzon CorpComm & Public Affairs Officer (lpgaydowen@ngcp.ph/09175374781)

National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Quezon Ave. cor. BIR Rd., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone +632 981-2143 / +632 981-2142 Fax +632 922-2684 E-mail corpcomm@ngcp.ph
Website: www.ngcp.ph Twitter: @NGCP_ALERT Facebook: www.facebook.com/1NGCP

NGCP joins Arbor Day celebration


In celebration of Arbor Day, employees of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines participate in various tree planting activities in North Luzon. (NGCP/ PIA Sorsogon)


PILI, CAMARINES SUR – To support the National Greening Program and the celebration of Arbor Day, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) conducted several tree planting activities in various areas in North Luzon.

Despite inclement weather conditions, around 2,650 assorted seedlings were planted in host community areas from June 25 to July 3, 2012. The number is expected to increase as more tree-planting activities have been scheduled next week in parts of Central Luzon.

NGCP’s tree planting activities conducted nationwide are in conformance with the Integrated Management System (IMS) policy and commitment to environmental protection and enhancement.

The National Greening Program, implemented through Executive Order 26, is the government’s priority program to integrate and harmonize all greening initiatives of the government, the civil society and the private sector in order to address poverty, food security, environmental stability, and climate change.

The greening program specifically seeks to plant 1.5 billion seedlings in 1.5 million hectares of public lands nationwide in six years, from 2011 to 2016. NGCP, a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, fully supports the said greening program. (NGCP/PIA Sorsogon)

Ref: Lilibeth P. Gaydowen, North Luzon CorpComm & Public Affairs Officer (lpgaydowen@ngcp.ph/09175374781)

National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Quezon Ave. cor. BIR Rd., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone +632 981-2143 / +632 981-2142 Fax +632 922-2684 E-mail corpcomm@ngcp.ph
Website: www.ngcp.ph Twitter: @NGCP_ALERT Facebook: www.facebook.com/1NGCP

Special Report Re Vehicular Accident at Sitio Tublijon, Brgy. Rizal, Sorsogon City


Photo by: Sorsogon City PNP
Background:

The place of accident is meters away from a sharp curve after the descending road at Sitio Tublijon, Barangay Rizal, West District, Sorsogon City.

Prior to the said incident, ambulance being driven by Benjie De Los Reyes Guarte, 30 years old, married and residents of Poblacion Norte, Juban Sorsogon together with four (4) others identified as Sarah Jane Enano, Marilyn Jalmasco Ladimo, Jenny Villamor and Lerma Iglesia, all the way from Juban Sorsogon fetched Marissa Sabalsa Enano, 27 years old, married, discharged patient of Sorsogon Provincial Hospital, Barangay Macabog, Sorsogon City purposely to accompanied the letter to her residence in Brgy. Caladgao, Juban Sorsogon.

Details:

Photo by: Sorsogon City PNP
On or about 3:55 PM of July 11, 202, a vehicular accident transpired along Maharlika Highway, Km 13, Brgy. Rizal Sorsogon City on involving Elavil Bus bearing plate number TXY476, body number 7628 and Foton Van ambulance of Juban Sorsogon RHU bearing plate number SKP 945.

Investigation conducted by this office disclosed that ambulance driver got confused of their destination instead of running southbound direction he manned his vehicle in northbound direction. Upon reaching aforesaid place of incident passenger of said ambulance who were very busy in their conversation discovered that they were running in the wrong direction cautioned the driver. At that juncture, ambulance driver executed U-turn. However, at that time the vehicle was running very fast occupied opposite lane and collided with the Elavil bus being driven by Noel Madera Pacala, 40 years old, married and resident of Dogongan, Daet, Camarines Norte which was then running from Samar towards Metro Manila. 

Photo by: Sorsogon City PNP
As a consequence thereof, ambulance incurred heavy damage while its driver Benjie Guarte and one passenger Marilyn Ladimo sustained fatal injuries causing their stantaneous death. Further, the four passengers were immediately brought at SORDOC Hospital however, one of them Sarah Jane Enano expired while being transported to the hospital.

Elavil Bus driver voluntarily submitted himself to this office after the incident, while vehicle involved were temporarily turned over to Brgy. Kagawad Jose Lacsa, OIC, Brgy. Rizal, Sorsogon City considering that ambulance was totally wrecked.

PNP who responded to the said accident conducted ocular inspection and investigation; dispatch personnel to maintain the smooth flow of traffic at the place; brought injured victim to hospital; conducted sketch and photograph of the accident scene; conducted interview from bystander who witness the incident; and coordinated with Juban MPS to inform Juban RHU regarding the incident.

Photo by: Sorsogon City PNP
Assessment:

Based on the foregoing statements of witnesses who were interviewed by the responding police investigator there was a possibility that the driver of the ambulance could have lost control of the vehicle when negotiating the sharp curve thus, as a consequence it resulted for said road mishap.


Prepared by: Rolando Erestain Valladolid, Senior Police Officer 1/ Investigator on case
Noted by: PSupt Edgardo L Ardales, Chief of Police 
                                                                                                               
References:
a.   Spot Report dated July 11, 2012
b.  VI of the Chief of Police


Friday, July 13, 2012

Pagbabawal sa mga nagtitinda sa paligid ng paaralan tinututukan


Ni: Bennie A. Recebido

LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Hulyo 13 (PIA) – Nanawagan ang pamunuan ng Sorsogon City Schools Division sa mga mag-aaral na kung maaari ay iwasan na ang pagtangkilik sa mga tindahan ng junk foods at pagbili ng mga laruan sa mga sidewalk vendors.

Sa Reaching Out Program ng DepEd sinabi ni Sorsogon City Schools Division Special Education Supervisor Rose Caguia na isa sa mga suliraning kinakaharap ngayon hindi lamang ng mga guro at opisyal ng mga paaralan kundi maging ng mga magulang ng mag-aaral ang mga nagtitinda sa mga paligid ng paaralan ng pagkain, inumin at laruan na kung minsan ay nagiging ugat ng pagkakasakit o di naman kaya’y nagiging sanhi upang maaksidente ang mga mag-aaral kapag  rush hour dahilan sa pag-uunahan nitong makabili o di kaya’y sa pagsisikip ng mga daanan.

Ayon kay Caguia, makailang-ulit na nilang sinita ang mga nagtitinda, subalit pabalik-balik pa rin ito kung kaya’t higit umanong tututukan nila ngayon ang pagpapa-alis sa mga ito.

Sinabi din niyang paiigtingin nila ang information campaign sa mga mag-aaral at kung hindi umano tatangkilikin ng mga mag-aaral ang mga ibinebenta ng mga nagtitindang ito sa paligid ng mga paaralan ay tiyak na magsasawa ito at kusa na ring aalis.

Samantala, hinikayat din ng opisyal ang mga kantina sa mga paaralan na gawing kaakit-akit sa mga mag-aaral ang paligid ng kantina at ang mga ibinebenta dito nang sa gayon ay mabaling ang atensyon ng mga bata at dito na ito bumili ng kanilang pagkain at inumin.

Dapat din umanong panatilihin ang kalinisan ng mga kantina, isa-alang-alang ang tamang paghahanda ng pagkain at maayos na kalusugan ng mga personaheng nagmamantini nito. Nag-abiso din si Caguia sa mga kantina na dapat na palagiang bagong luto ang mga ibinebentang pagkain upang makaiwas sa food poisoning.

Sa ngayon ay aktibo ang Deped sa pagpapaigting ng kampanya ukol sa tamang nutrisyon at kalinisan lalo’t ipinagdiriwang ngayong Hulyo ang Buwan ng Nutrisyon sa ilalim ng temang: “Pagkain ng Gulay Ugaliin, Araw-araw Itong Ihain”. (BARecebido/FBTumalad, PIA Sorsogon)