Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BFP provides SUMVAC (Lakbay Alalay) assistance

SORSOGON CITY, March 27 (PIA) – In line with the observance of the Holy Week, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Sorsogon City spearheaded by City Fire Marshal SInsp Walter Badong Marcial directed his operation and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel to set up motorist assistance (Lakbay Alalay) and friendly tourist booth in their area of responsibility starting March 25, 2013.

“This undertaking aims to show readiness on the part of our firefighters in providing safety services and in rendering medical and rescue assistance to the motorists and to anyone during emergency situation,” SInsp Marcial said as he instructed his men during the Troops Information and Education Meeting to activate their strategic plan in anticipation of the influx of vacationists. Each station and sub-station commanders were also directed to post their designated areas.

Sorsogon City fire trucks and crew were deployed along maharlika Highway in Brgy. Cabid-an, Sorsogon City while the Bacon Fire Sub-station deployed its fire truck and crew near the Bacon Gasoline Station in Brgy. Balete, Bacon District. The fire truck and crew of Abuyog Fire Sub-station2 were deployed near the Petron Gasoline Station along Maharlika Highway in Brgy. Abuyog, East District.

In addition, the BFP will also extend assistance to all devoted Catholics who will join the procession on Good Friday. Subsequent to the recently conducted Clean-Up Drive at Bacon Beach Resorts, the team will also conduct “Oplan Baywatch” where the BFP will render medical and rescue services to all beach goers particularly to tourists who prefer to spend their summer vacation and reunion on beaches this coming Black Saturday.

Meanwhile, the BFP also partnered with other government agencies so as to realize this undertaking aiming at promoting public safety as well as avoid untoward incidents in observance of these holy days.

The BFP likewise appeal to the public to be more cautious and vigilant during this summer vacation, and in case of fire incidents or other related emergency situation, the BFP Sorsogon City can be reached at the following hotline numbers: 160; (056) 421-6320; (056) 211-7996 or 0907-2927215. (MGECorral, BFP/BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

3,800 dolyar na premyo naghahalat sa manggagana sa acb photography contest

SYUDAD NIN LEGAZPI, Marso 27 (PIA) – Nag-hahagyat nin pagdayon an Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) saka GIZ sa mga propesyonal saka adal na retratista sa “Zooming in on Biodiversity and Climate Change Photography Contest”.

Sinabi ni Rolly Inciong, Public Affairs Officer kan ACB na sa paagi kan pagkua nin ladawan, an mga retratista makakatabang na isadol an kambal na isyu kan biodiversity o buhay-layas saka Climate Change o pagbabago kan klima.

An palihan bukas sa gabos na mga syudadano kan mga nasyon na miyembro kan Asean siring kan Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pilipinas, Singapore, Thailand, buda Vietnam.

An mga i-entrang ladawan kaipuhan para sana sa nasabing palihan asin ini dae pa nailagda o naidayon sa iba pang patiribayan.

An mga entra kaipuhan pinaglaladawan an dapit sa buhay-layas buda pagbabago kan klima siring kan pagbaha, tigmara, kasulo sa kadlagan, mga ladawan na nagpapahiling kan epekto kan climate change sa biodiversity asin retratong nagpapadayaw kan mga paagi kan mga tawo na malikayan an pagbabago kan klima.

An palihan sagkod sa Hulyo 31, 2013 na may tulong kategorya, professional, amateur saka student.

Para makakua nin opisyal na pormularyo saka panundanan dumanon an internet address na (Ruby Mendones, DENR-V/PIA Sorsogon)

DENR Bicol draws plan to further protect Bicol Natural Park

Bicol Natural Park

LEGAZPI CITY, March 27 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bicol has come up with a comprehensive strategy to further strengthen the protection and conservation of Bicol Natural Park (BNP) in Camarines Provinces.

“These strategies will provide solutions to various issues that are besetting the BNP which is contributing to further degradation of the protected area (PA)” said DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales.

Director Gonzales enumerated the approaches that the DENR will be adapting like strengthening the Protected Area staff by supplementing manpower/support; monitoring cases filed against poachers and illegal settlers; capacity building workshops for field personnel (paralegal); comprehensive info campaign on the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS); push for the co-management of the protected area with the local governments; empowerment of the peoples organizations (POs) and issuance of resource utilization permit (RUP); intensifying the implementation of “no charcoal making policy” in the BNP by patrolling and no issuance of permit.
“Only by doing these (strategies) will we be ensuring that the BNP is well-protected from instances of encroaching by illegal settlers” Gonzales emphasized by citing the need for the forest occupants to clear out from the protected forest.

Alongside this new development, the regional office also considers implementing management zoning in the protected area, the strict protection zone and the multi-use zone. The former refers to areas with high bio-diversity value which shall be closed to human activity except for scientific studies and/or ceremonial or religious use by indigenous communities while the latter pertains to areas where settlement, traditional or sustainable land use including agriculture, agroforestry, extraction activities and other income generating or livelihood activities, may be allowed to the extent as prescribed by the PAMB.

Meanwhile, RED Gonzales directed Protected Areas Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service (PAWCZMS) Regional Technical Director Felix Mendoza to further study the plans for the BNP and for the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENRO) of Camarines Provinces to adopt initial measures on intensifying mobile patrolling and and the conduct of checkpoints along the various entry and exit points straddling the forest.

The Bicol Natural Park is a protected area with an expanse of 5,201 hectares (has) and an elevation of 100-538 meters above sea level. It is located in the Camarines provinces - sprawling along the towns of Basud and San Lorenzo Ruis at the side of Camarines Norte including  Lupi and Sipocot at the border of Camarines Sur. (RMendones, DENR-V/PIA Sorsogon)

Army in Sorsogon and Masbate observe “Semana Santa” while on Red Alert Status

903rd Brigade participates and lends assistance during Holy Week observance
CASTILLA, SORSOGON, March 27 (PIA) – Philippine Army’s 903rd Infantry (Fight & Defend) Brigade covering the provinces of Sorsogon and Masbate is also observing the “Semana Santa” with weeklong activities lined up, while on Red alert status.

Colonel Joselito E. Kakilala, 903rd Brigade Commander said that the Army, along with the Philippine National Police (PNP), intensified its security operations especially in destinations expected to be visited by locals and foreign tourists this Holy Week in these two provinces and nearby islands.

Set-up check-point @ Pepita Park
“Checkpoints were also put up along main roads in selected areas to ensure the safety of tourists and to have an orderly influx of devotees in churches and pilgrimage sites. The Brigade assigned personnel to assist the DPWH, the commuters and motorists that pass by the highways. There are also Army personnel assigned in main seaports, assisting Philippine Coast Guard in the provinces to ensure that there is no "overloading" of the ship and to prevent tragedy at sea,” he further said.

During the week, the troops will also be active in assisting during processions, Stations of the Cross, Carrying of the Cross, “Pasyon”, and other Holy week traditions which have been observed and vowed by the soldiers as Catholics.

A two-day Medical, Dental, and Civic Action Activities together with the Castilla Residents in Manila (CARESMA) will be conducted on March 31 to April 1, 2013 at the Church of St. John the Baptist in Poblacion, Castilla. CARESMA, is composed of residents from Castilla who are now living in Manila. The activity aims to share their blessings to Castilla folks aside from celebrating their homecoming meeting anew their relatives, friends, colleagues, and to remind them of their roots.
Authorities assure safe Semana Santa (PA)

Some of the civic activities to be conducted are “Libreng Tuli”, haircut, and massage, among others.

Meanwhile, Col. Kakilala assured that the Army will assist and support the PNP, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to ensure the safety and security of the public and the tourists as well during the observance of these holy days.

While the troops in Sorsogon were busy in its Semana Santa activities, the Task Unit in Masbate, led by Colonel Samuel Felipe, is still in the conduct of Internal Peace and Security Operations to thwart Private Armed Groups, as part of its election duties’ mandate. (CptMPPanesa, PA/BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

LDRRMC naka-Blue Alert, “Lakbay Alalay” 2013 ipinatutupad

Ni: Bennie A. Recebido

LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Marso 27 (PIA) – Nakablue alert status simula pa noong Lunes ang tauhan ng mga Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDDRMC) sa lalawigan kasama na ang Emergency Response at Search and Rescue Services Team ng Sorsogon Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (SPDRRMO) bilang paghahanda sa anumang mga emerhensya ngayong Semana Santa.

Ito ay nangangahulugang naka-standby o nakahanda mula Marso 25 hanggang Abril 1, 2013 ang iba’t-ibang mga Disaster Operation Center sa buong lalawigan na tumanggap ng mga ulat at magbigay ng kaukulang tulong partikular sa mga motorista at maging sa sinumang malagay sa mapanganib na sitwasyon.

Ayon kay SPDRRMO Chief Raden Dimaano, unan na nilang isinagawa ang pakikipagpulong sa mga kasapi ng Emergency Response at Search and Rescue Services Team ng mga munisipalidad at lungsod upang mabigyan ito ng mga paalala at kaukulang impormasyong sa pagpapatupad ng “Oplan Lakbay Alalay” 2013.

Patuloy din umano ang kanilang pagsubaybay at pagpapaabot ng impormasyon kaugnay ng lagay ng panahon ngayong linggo nang sa gayon ay mabigyan din ng babala ang publiko at makapaghanda anuman ang maging lagay nito.

Kasama din sa kanilang mga hakbang ang pinaigting na pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga ahensya ng pamahalaan partikular sa mga government utiityagency tulad ng Department of Public Works and Highways, Sorsogon Electric Cooperative at Water District.

Handa na rin umano ang mga gamit at rekursong pang-emerhensya sakaling may mangailangan nito tulad ng paramedics, gamit sa pagsalba ng buhay at maging ng ari-arian man, mga heavy equipment at generator, pati na rin ang mga radyong gagamitin para sa agarang komunikasyon.

Naglagay din umano sila ng mga tarpaulin sa mga itinakdang Field Operation Center tulad ng Pepita Park sa Brgy. Bucalbucalan, West District, Sorsogon City at sa Multi-purpose Brgy. Hall sa San Pedro, Irosin, Sorsogon.

Umaasa naman si Dimaano na makikiisa ang publiko sa kampanya ng mga awtoridad nag awing maayos at mapayapa ang obserbasyon ng Semana Santa ngayong taon. Maari din umanong kontakin ang numerong 211-2040; 2113591 para sa telepono at (0928) 9694043 at (0906) 5061929 sa mga gumagamit naman ng cellphone. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mga awtoridad aktibo sa pagpapatupad ng mga hakbang pangkaligtasan para sa mga deboto at bakasyunista

Ni: Bennie A. Recebido

LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Marso 26 (PIA) – Sa pagpasok ng Semana Santa, higit pang pinahigpit ng mga awtoridad sa Sorsogon ang seguridad upang mabigyang proteksyon at manatiling ligtas ang mga deboto at mga bakasyunista sa lalawigan.

Sa koordinasyon sa Land Transportation Office, Philippine National Police (PNP) at mga lokal na pamahalaan, muling ilalagay ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ang kanilang motorist assistance team sa Dona Pepita Park sa Brgy. Bucalbucalan, Sorsogon City sa unang distrito ng Sorsogon at sa San Pedro, Irosin, Sorsogon para naman sa ikalawang distrito sa ilalim ng kanilang “Lakbay Alalay” program.

Ayon sa pamunan ng DPWH ito bilang antisipasyon sa pagdagsa ng mga motorista kaugnay ng mahabang bakasyon dahilan sa obserbasyon ng Semana Santa at mga Sorsoganong dadalo sa mga gagawing class reunion.

Nakabantay din ang mga kasapi ng PNP na nagsimula nang ipuwesto sa mga istratehikong lugar lalo na sa mga malalaking simbahan sa lalawigan upang mapanatili ang kaayusan at kapayapaan sa panahon ng pagtitika, Visita Iglesia at mga prusisyon.

Malinaw din ang paalala ng Phiippine Ports Authority (PPA) sa mga pasahero sa pantalan na maging responsible din sa personal na kaligtasan at bantayan ang kasamang mga bata at pinaalalahan ang mga pasahero na hindi tourist spot ang mga pantalan lalo pa’t maraming mga bahagi ng pantalan ang konsideradong hazard prone.

Sinimulan na din ng Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) ang kanilang Oplan Lakbay Alalay noong Lunes na magtatagal hanggang sa Miyerkules habang alerto naman sila sa paggabay sa mga deboto sa Huwebes at Biyernes Santo para sa gagawing prusisyon. Magtatalaga naman sila ng mga tauhan sa mga beach resort sa ilalim ng kanilang “Oplan Baywatch”.

Samantala, nagbigay naman ng mga paalala sa publiko ang mga awtoridad nang sa gayon ay maiwasan ang mga sigalot at suliranin sa mga panahong may mga kaganapang tulad ng Semana Santa tulad halimbawa ng pagiging alerto ng mga pasahero sa kanilang mga dala-dalang bagahe, iwasan ang pagdadala ng mga mamahaling mga gamit o pagsusuot ng mga mamahaling alahas sa mga pampublikong lugar at iba pa. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)