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Friday, October 30, 2015

Albay to host 2016 Palarong Pambansa

LEGZPI CITY, Oct. 30 (PIA) -- Albay won the bid to host the Palarong Pambansa 2016 after careful deliberation and tedious evaluation by officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

Albay bested Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, the lone competitor for the bid to host the annual national games set next year.

The final choice was made based on voting results by the Palarong Pambansa Board chaired by the DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro.

“We reviewed the recommendations from the regions and had our own deliberations. We went through billeting, facilities, your presentations, including readiness of our regions, as well as other considerations that are specific to 2016. Ang nanalo po with a very, very slim margin is Albay” Luistro declared.

Before the bidding and official presentations of the two provinces, DepEd and PSC technical officials inspected each venue last June to see if the facilities and billeting areas are adequate.

PSC Commissioner Jose Luis Gomez meanwhile presented to the body the rating system used which included international standards, distance from the main complex, power supply, and security, among others.

DepEd’s Schools Sports Events and Activities Unit head Cesar Abalon reported on the status of the billeting areas, which are evaluated based on the sufficiency of rooms, bathrooms, kitchen areas and medical provisions.

With a budget of P300 million, Albay Governor Joey Salceda assured the Palarong Pambansa Board that Albay has the equipment and resources needed to construct and repair its sports facilities and playing venues as soon as possible.

Salceda furthered that Albay assures of readiness showcasing the province's geocentricity location that offers less travel time, least cost and discomfort among delegates, spectators and visitors.  The same has stron indoor capacity from private schools and commerciall malls; billeting capacity from APSEMO's JICA/AECID centers and 3,900 private accommodation capacity; adding up tourist readiness of ecosystem and destinations.

Luistro. following the anoouncement of the decision, alos asked both provinces to continue supporting the agency’s sports development program, like Batang Pinoy and Philippine National Games, among others.  (MAL-PIA5/Albay)

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Hopefuls in Albay file COC

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct 16 (PIA) – Aspirants for provincial level positions in Albay have filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) in their respective Commission on Elections (COMELEC) offices.

For city mayoral positions, former Tabaco mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro along with her complete slate of candidates for councilors filed their COCs to lawyer Niel Canicula, Comelec Tabaco City election officer yesterday.

Lagman-Luistro is the daughter of former representative Edcel C. Lagman who is also running for congressman under the LPin the first district.

On the same day, incumbent Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal along with incumbent Vice Mayor Vitorio C. Roces and their 10-man slate for city councilors also filed their COCs to lawyer Jasmin Cecilia Bilarmino, Comelec Legazpi City election officer.

Rosal is on his second term and has held the mayoral post for 12 years with his wife Geraldine elected mayor as well for one term.

Others filers this week are incumbent Mayor Gerry Jaucian in Daraga, the son of incumbent Mayor Cesar Daep in Manito, Ding Baldo, the incumbent mayor's brother in Camalig and Dick Galicia in Rapu-Rapu.

Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda has filed Monday morning as representative of the second District of Albay under the Liberal Party.

Vice Governor Harold Imperial will be running in the same position under LP.

Rep. Al Francis Bichara, the incumbent congressman of second congressional district, is running for governor.

In the third district, incumbent congressman Fernando Gonzales will run for reelection against independent candidate Jaime Chua.

In the first district, former representative Edcel C. Lagman will be challenged by lawyer Ted Contactu of PDP-Laban.

Comelec Albay supervisor Attorney Romeo G. Serrano has earlier reiterated that this year’s closing time for filing is different from that of the previous elections wherein COCs could be filed up to midnight.

Serrano has advised the prospective candidates to prepare the necessary requirements in filing the COC like five copies of one-and-one-half photos taken during the last six months, five documentary stamps and five notarized accomplished COC forms.

He added that the Comelec has temporarily suspended satellite registration this week to concentrate on the filing of COCs. It will resume on Oct. 19 until the end of the month.

Withdrawal of candidacy should be submitted before Oct. 16 while substitution of candidates will be up to Dec. 10 and the candidate involved must have a political party.

The official start of election period is on Jan. 10 to June 8, 2016.

Albay, he said, has a total of 720,000 voters and the number may rise on the last day of the voters' registration on October 31. (MAL/SAA-PIA5/Albay)

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Bicolanos take stand on West Philippine Sea issue

By Sally Atento-Altea

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct 15 (PIA) -- “If we will leave China’s claim unchallenged, our country could lose about 80 percent of its resources rich Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).”

 Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Charles Jose stressed on what is at stake economically if the country will lose the areas claimed by China in the West Philippine Sea in response to the query at the press conference with the Albay media at Hotel St. Ellis here Wednesday last week.

 “The Philippines is an archipelago and our economy is dependent on the sea with at least five million Filipinos depending on the waters for their livelihood. So if we will lose the 80%, it’s like stealing our country’s rich resources and stripping livelihood of our people,” he said further citing the area as rich in natural resources, both living and non-living, including gas deposits and minerals.

Asec Jose led the information campaign on the West Philippine issue in the Bicol region conducted by the DFA in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) across the country for the public to better understand the country’s concern behind the disputed territories. Other activities held in the region are multi-sectoral forum, focused group discussions, campus tour and radio guesting.

Participants in the said activities coming from various sectors including the academe, church, government agencies, students and other stakeholders expressed their stand and concern on the said matter as they join in the discussions and open forum.

The country has filed its case against China over the West Philippine Sea at the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) tribunal and has asserted its claim in the oral hearing done July 7 this year.

“We are anticipating to be invited back for another round of hearing on the merits of the trial. We want to settle the issue peacefully and we believe that the case is the most effective and enduring solution to overlapping territorial claims,” he said.

Jose furthered that member countries of the UNCLOS such as US, Japan, Australia and Europe have expressed support to the Philippines to settle issue peacefully and let rule of law prevail.

“Although the decision of the tribunal is binding it has no enforcement power. However should the decision be favorable to the Philippines, it will be binding to both countries as signatories to the UNCLOS. Thus we will rely to the international community to convince China to adhere to the decision,” he noted.

However even as the country reiterated its claim and is still waiting for the decision of the tribunal, China has pressed ahead with the construction of structures on areas within the Philippine territory claiming their indisputable sovereignty over nearly the entire South China Sea as represented by its nine-dash line claim.

“China structures constructed in the West Philippipne Sea cause massive and irreplaceable damage as coral resources, which took hundreds of years to grow, are dug and destroyed to be used as fillings for their structures,” the DFA Asec said.

Asked on the possibility on engaging into physical confrontation with China, Jose said policies and actions of the government are guided by two principles: settling the issue peacefully and upholding rule of law. Thus war is not an option to resolve conflict.

Furthermore, Jose stressed that the dispute does not sum up the relationship between the two countries noting that they have maintained good diplomatic relations despite the conflict.(MAL/SAA-PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2571444899907/bicolanos-take-stand-on-west-philippine-sea-issue#sthash.Vu9jXbuR.dpuf

Thursday, October 15, 2015

DOLE Bicol, LGUs regard HRW report on child labor incidence "too much"; vow actions to address the issue

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol regional offices has considered the report on the child labor incidence by the international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) "too much" by regarded the same report to become basis for future interventions, along with the HRW, in addressing the child labor incidence in the region.

DOLE Bicol officer in charge Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla, after personally conducting an immediate on-site validation and meeting with local chief execs of concerned areas, said the agency found the report on child labor incidence has some discripancies.

The verification results out in two days after the HRWO publicized its report on national media.and sentiments were shared by most of the local chief executives concerned in the provinces of Camarines Norte and Masbate.

DOLE Bicol was referring to the report of the international organization HRW citing that the government has not done enough to protect children from the hazards of child labor in small-scale gold mining and that the government has largely failed to implement laws against the worst forms of child labor.

The report “What... If Something Went Wrong: Hazardous Child Labor in Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Philippines” presented how thousands of Filipino children – some just nine years old – work in illegal small-scale gold mines and accused the government of failing to protect children digging and diving for gold in dangerous small-scale mines.

DOLE Bicol, according to Trayvilla, has deployed validation teams to coordinate with local governments in Jose Panganiban, Labo and Paracale in Camarines Norte  as well as in Aroroy, Masbate to conduct a similar on-site verification and profiling of the reported child laborers featured in the HRWO report.

Officials of DOLE Bicol and local governments concerned noted that the HRW may have 'rushed' in saying that "the government is failing to protect the children who dig and dive for gold".

They stressed that a number of ordinances in the provincial, municipal and barangay levels were passed and implemented, including initiatives with private organizations, prohibiting and protecting children from all sorts of child labor particularly on engaging in mining activities and banning the use of harmful substances such as mercury.

Trayvilla furthered that DOLE Bicol and local government concerned, especially in Camarines Norte and Masbate, have been waging relentless war against child labor which reached its peak in 2011 and personally by the DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz.

Such initiatives have contributed greatly in lowering the incidence of child labor in the areas and these ‘incidences’ captured by the HRW now, may have been part of the new cases.

“We have already covered the major barangays in these municipalities. But DOLE Bicol recognizes this report on these barangays thus our immediate action to investigate and profile the alleged child laborers covered by said report” assured Trayvilla.

In Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, DOLE Bicol alone, has already released a total of P1.2 million livelihood project to 202 identified familiesof child laborers years back and is set anew to release this year, another P689,746000 for the DOLE Kabuhayan Starter Kits (DKSK) livelihood project to 102 identified families of child laborers and an expectedly higher amount for the "Bangkabuhayan" Project.

Also, a Municipal Child Labor Council (MCLC) has long been established by the local government and DOLE to prevent and protect children from mining and has laid down plans to implement long term solutions such as proposed amendment of Municipal Ordinance No. 030-2002 which bans the employment of children 15-years below in small scale mining and the proposed re-conversion of the 24-hectare mining site in Barangay Sta. Milagrosa to its former state as a fishpond. The pond shall be used for dispersing fingerlings which will serve as an alternative livelihood for miners and 5-hectares shall be reclaimed and converted to a "Pabahay" program.

The mining site in Barangay Sta. Milagrosa, by virtue of said municipal ordinance, was raided several times, confiscating compressors used in compressor mining and prohibiting "Pagkakabod". However, despite these interventions and massive efforts by the LGU and livelihood grants by DOLE Bicol, the prohibited mining still operates in the background.

In Malaya village in  Labo, Camarines Norte, the 11-year old minor alias "Anthony" featured by the HRW to have dropped out of school to engage in gold panning or "pagkakabod" was located and interviewed by DOLE Bicol.

"Anthony" said that contrary to the report, he is actually going to school and is only engaging in "pagkakabod" as some sort of 'apprenticeship' to his father during Saturdays or Sundays. It was in this instance that the HRW documentation happened thus capturing his actual "pagkakabod".

With the help of the Philippine Army, DOLE Bicol has started profiling the alleged actual child laborers in the area for the provision of an alternative livelihood to the parents. The municipal government of Labo has also deployed its personnel for the immediate response on the report of awful water condition on said area.

"Since the communities are more at ease with the army unit than us, we requested their help to pin-point the real number of alleged child laborers in Barangay Malaya and from there we will see what livelihood we can offer. However, let me reiterate, if the HRW can lend us their list, then it’ll be much easier and faster for us to make our intervention" Trayvilla said.

In Paracale, Camarines Norte, there have been major activities conducted by DOLE Bicol in partnership with the local government in support to its Municipal Ordinance such as the "Dikit Paalala Campaign" in resto bars and the launching of the Child Labor Free Barangays coupled by the release of a livelihood grant of P375,750.00 to 27 identified parents of child laborers.

A similar intervention was recorded by DOLE Bicol in Aroroy, Masbate wherein a total of P616,533.00 livelihood grant was released to 71 families in which said parents have fully embraced the idea of earning thru an alternative livelihood. A massive Barangay based information campaign on Republic act 9231 and 7610 is being regularly conducted.

"All these efforts are proof that DOLE Bicol together with its partner agencies and local government are serious in our campaign against Child Labor. The existence of "financiers" as confirmed by the HRWO report, and the lucrative offer of Gold Buyers make our job a lot harder really. But rest assured that we will not surrender or back out in our war against child labor." noted Trayvilla.

As of press time DOLE Bicol has already profiled 61 alleged child laborers featured by the HRW report in which 55 from Camarines Norte and six from Masbate.

 “We have been working even on weekends for this (profiling) in order to give the best possible alternative livelihood which is part of our strategy in combating child labor. These actions alone, plus the fact that we have already poured in millions of livelihood grants to these affected areas is a proof that the government is doing its best to battle this social menace,” Trayvilla added.

 DOLE Bicol stressed that in order to craft a better long term solution it may be best if the HRW, since it has already conducted an in-depth study of the areas thus gaining trust and access to vital information, could come out and sit with the DOLE and the local governments to plan and craft a better long term solution.

“I believe that we, including the HRW, have one goal in mind which is to eliminate child labor in these hazardous areas.” Trayvilla ended. (MAL/RPE-DOLE5/PIA5)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/771444785790/dole-bicol-lgus-regard-hrw-report-on-child-labor-incidence-too-much-vow-actions-to-address-the-issue#sthash.3ZBdz0xk.dpuf

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

PDA steps up fight against rabies, holds caravan

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

SAN JOSE, Camarines Sur, Oct. 14 (PIA) --- In keeping up with the mandate of Republic Act 9482 or The Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, the Partido Development Administration (PDA) enjoined the participation of all stakeholders from the ten municipalities of the  fourth congressional district of Camarines Sur  in a series of anti-rabies IEC and advocacy drives dubbed as Rabies Awareness Caravan.

Starting off Monday in this town, the caravan kicked off with more than 79 barangay leaders, barangay tanods, municipal agricultural officers (MAO), personnel of the Municipal Health Office and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP) present to help raise community awareness on the dangers of rabies.

The said activity is an offshoot of the earlier similar initiatives conducted in early July by members of PDA and Department of Health (DOH) in response to the alarming report of 11 fatalities or 20 percent of the 54 deaths listed from 2010-2015 due to rabies, came from the Partido area.

Organizers have already scheduled their visit in other municipalities included in the district-wide information education campaign (IEC) :  Tigaon (Oct.13), Goa (Oct.14), Sagnay (Oct.19), Lagonoy (Oct. 15), Presentacion (Oct. 20), Caramoan (Oct. 21), Siruma (Oct. 29), Garchitorena (Oct.22) and Tinambac on October 27.

Rabies, though fatal, is preventable through proper awareness and responsible dog ownership. Most of the rabies carriers are stray dogs and cats that were either left by their owners to freely roam the streets or abandoned animals that feed themselves on dirty leftovers.

Rabies is a virus spread through the saliva of an infected animal, usually through bites.

Rep.e Wimpy Fuentebella of the fourth congressional district, reiterated the importance of wider and proper information dissemination regarding rabies. He also urged LGU representatives to submit their proposed projects, particularly those that would enhance the barangay’s capability to carry out anti-rabies program so that he can properly channel available funding for its realization.

Also at the helm of the said caravan are the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Local Government Units (LGUs). (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861444752629/pda-steps-up-fight-against-rabies-holds-caravan#sthash.USFE7cRJ.dpuf

Monday, October 5, 2015

Local Broadcasters off to Nueva Ecija for Climate Change Confab

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Oct. 3 (PIA) --- The Philippine Federation of Rural Broadcasters (PFRB) has convened the first batch of local broadcasters from different media organizations in Camarines Sur for a two-day confab on media's significant role on effective communication of climate change adaptation measures among the populace.

PFRB, along with CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Regional Program for Southeast Asia (CCAFS-SEA) and the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Offices (DA-RFOs), spearheaded the media confab in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija  from today until October 6 as an avenue for media practitioners to craft effective brodcast media tools/scripts to help communicate climate change adaptation strategies in various fields.

Dubbed “Climate Change: I-Broadkas Mo!”- Mobilizing the Rural Sector for Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation: A Pilot Radio Campaign in the Philippines, the activity also endeavors to familiarize rural broadcasters on climate change, agriculture and food security and for them to eventually develop a workplan on the production of radio scripts regarding climate change, specifically anchoring which to the uniqueness of their respective regions.

The workshop also aims to enable participants to appreciate and understand climate change, its meaning, including its concrete manifestations and science innovations for its mitigation and adaptation in the context of agriculture and food security.

Participants are slated to hear talks on understanding climate change in relation to Agriculture and Food Security and its challenges in the Philippines.

Dong Jorge Program Leader on the Climate Change Program from PhilRice will also discuss what is Climate Smart Agriculture. A farmer leader was also invited to share his thoughts on climate change.      
PFRB president Rogelio Mantalang will center his talk on the Radio Broadcasting for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.  Other topics for the first day include Communicating Climate Change: Opportunities & Challenges for Broadcasters, Radio Broadcasting for Climate Change & Agriculture and identifying Topics in Broadcasting Climate Change and Agriculture

 Group workshops will also be conducted and its results will be presented to the group. The outputs could be included in the list   of possible topics for script production. The participants can also share their stories for possible inclusion in a web portal for rural broadcasters. (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

 - See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861443856296/local-broadcasters-off-to-nueva-ecija-for-climate-change-confab#sthash.nj4wurk0.dpuf

Friday, October 2, 2015

Comelec calls on 3,097 voters to validate biometrics

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Oct. 2, (PIA) - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial office here urged the remaining 3,097 voters in Catanduanes who has yet to validate their biometrics to be able to vote on the 2016 elections.

According to Comelec Catanduance chief Atty. Ma. Aurea C. Bo-Bunao, some 3,097 out of the 154,819 registered voters in Catanduanesare still without biometrics while 125 have incomplete data in their registration records, including signatures, photos and fingerprints.

The voters without biometrics data are distributed as follows: Bagamanoc, 84; Baras, 275; Bato, 109; Caramoran, 182; Gigmoto, 91; Pandan, 44; Panganiban, 49; San Andres, 869; San Miguel, 125; Viga, 184; and Virac, 1,085.

She said that their office has done everything to raise public awareness on the importance of having complete and validated biometrics.

Comelec Catanduanes has sent letters for final warning, held a fun run, conducted satellite registrations in the barangays and even during fiestas.

Pursuant to Republic Act 10367, otherwise known as “An Act Providing for mandatory Biometrics Voter Registration”, records of those who fail to submit themselves for validation of their registration records on or before Oct. 31, 2015 will be deactivated during the Nov. 16, 2015 hearing of the Election Registration Board which means that they will not be able to vote in the May 9, 2016 and local elections.

Atty. Bo-Bunao said that less than a month before the October 31, 2015 deadline for the validation of voter registration records, the Commission on Elections is still hopeful that the 3,097 will appear before their respective local election officers for the updating and validation of biometrics. (MAL/EAB-PIA5/Catanduanes)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/841443763647/comelec-calls-on-3-097-voters-to-validate-biometrics#sthash.TPhb7hmT.dpuf

C4RH holds interfaith dialogue on gender, sexuality and spirituality in Albay

By Sally Atento-Altea

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct 2 (PIA) – The Catholics for Reproductive Health (C4RH), a non-government organization, conducted an interfaith dialogue with representatives from religious organizations, government agencies, civic organizations and stakeholders in Albay on September 28-30 aimed at finding common grounds in upholding equality and life with dignity.

The interfaith dialogue held at the La Roca Veranda Suites here started with a forum highlighting the teachings and traditions of various religions on equality and human dignity particularly on the perspective of Christians, Muslim and nationalist church represented by the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI).

Atty. Jihan Jacob from the Center for Reproductive Health Rights discussed the national gender and RH situation together with Rev. Erahvilla Maga-Cabillas, a women priest from the IFI, and Prof. Macrina Morados of the University of the Philippines Institute of Islamic Studies.

The two-day workshop focused on inter-faith leadership development on gender, sexuality and spirituality which aims to provide the participants with some tools of analysis and leadership to critically analyze and address the gender and sexuality concerns from faith-based perspective.

“It is hoped that this workshop would encourage the participants to join in the collaborative initiatives that would uplift the condition of and empower the members of respective communities and the entire society, “C4RH board member Anna P. Ebo said.

During the workshop, the participants leveled off on the understanding of gender and sexuality and the role of religion in forming perceptions around these concepts.

Implications of gender-based biases and discrimination on people’s health and lives were likewise discussed.

Prof. Morados facilitated the activity in identifying common grounds for collaboration among faith-based groups to move the dialogue into action and further advocacy related to gender, sexuality and reproductive health.

Morados cited the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as one example of inter-faith dialogue aimed at promoting peace in Mindanao which will help in uplifting poverty and will mainstream the services and programs of the government to benefit the community especially the women and children.

She also noted that all religion are good and advocates love and peace but it is the person adhering to these religions that distorts its image citing the extremist Muslim groups that propagates fear and violence.

“All religions are good. It’s the persons adhering to these religions distorting the values imparted such as love and peace, which are universal values common in all religion. Don’t judge the religion by its believer,” she said.

 Board member Ebo tackled” leadership in an interfaith setting envisioning collaboration for the common good and committing to act for equality, dignity and development.

She cited the qualities of a good leader noting the need to be flexible and open minded in understanding differences in perspectives along with various leadership approach that can be adopted in their organizations.

Other topics discussed during the workshop are approaches in recreating just relationships, women and gender concerns in the church and updates on the status of the RH law implementation in the country.

 C4RH is a non-government organization advocating RH rights and supporting fellow Filipino Catholics in understanding, appreciating and promoting RH as a right. Moreover it is not sanctioned by the Catholic Church and is not among its affiliated organizations.(MAL/SAA-PIA5 Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2571443772965/c4rh-holds-interfaith-dialogue-on-gender-sexuality-and-spirituality-in-albay#sthash.Jf2uuver.dpuf

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Police PAC urges policemen on full implementation of curfew among minors in Camarines Norte

By Rosalita B. Manlangit

DAET, Camarines Norte, Oct. 1 (PIA) – The Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) of the Camarines Norte Police Provincial Office (CNPPO) urged policemen to fully implement the curfew among minors in the province through a passage of a resolution during the meeting held here recently.

PAC chairperson Atty. Evillo C. Pormento said that the Sanguniang Panlalawigan has already passed recently Provincial Ordinance No. 13-2015 “An ordinance imposing curfew hours among minors in the province of Camarines Norte”.

The ordinance states curfew hours among minors is 9:00 o’clock in the evening to 4:00 o’clock in the morning.

He said that this is a preventive law to protect the youth from becoming victims of rape, physical injury, drug trafficking and other illegal activities.

The Chairperson inquired on the compliance of the municipal police stations in enforcing the said provincial ordinance.

Atty. Pormento said that the ordinance was thoroughly studied and consulted through stakeholders. The COPs should ask help from the local government units (LGUs) and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO).

The rescued minor should be brought to the barangay hall so that barangay personnel can return said minor to their parents, he said.

He said that the ordinance was thoroughly studied and consulted with the stakeholders and the COPs should ask help from the local government units through the MSWDO.

The council also agreed to send a letter to CNPPO Officer-in-Charge PSSupt. Harris Fama requesting for the full implementation of the said ordinance.

Police Superintendent Rhoderick B. Campo, deputy provincial director for operation on the other hand clarified that in their previous meeting with the chief of police of the different municipalities, a concern cropped up that as of present there is no facility to house rescued minors.

Meanwhile the PAC is also finalizing the guidelines on the Search for Best Policeman and Policewoman in the province as well as Best Municipal Police Station. (MAL/RBM-PIA5/Camarines Norte)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/871443667580/police-pac-urges-policemen-on-full-implementation-of-curfew-among-minors-in-camarines-norte#sthash.C1rdgsni.dpuf