NDBC News Briefs (1.14.17)
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SOUTH UPI, Maguindanao – A pedicab driver died after his vehicle plunged into a deep ravine in Barangay Looy here on Friday, police said.
Chief Inspector Ruel Villarin, South Upi town police chief, said Sammy Dagsa, 30, of Kalanganan, Cotabato City was with Faisal Saban in going to Timanan to deliver boxes of freshwater fish.
Heading to Cotabato City, Dagsa lost control of the pedicab ang plunged into a 40-feet deep creek. Passersby rushed them to Cotabato Regional and Medical Center where he was declared dead on arrival. Saban survived. (DXMS Radyo Bida)
Floating cadaver in Rio Grande de Mindanao
COTABATO CITY - A decomposing remains of an unidentified man was found by residents in Bucana, Barangay Kalanganan Mother Friday, Inspector John Calinga, police station 4 chief. The cadaver, already in advance state of decomposition was about 5'6" wearing black shorts and white shirts.
The remains, police said, is in Villa Funeral Homes waiting for claimants. (DXMS Radyo Bida)
Man shoots woman dead in Parang
PARANG, Maguindanao – Unidentified gunman shot dead Virginita Bolquiren, Friday noon, in Barangay Poblacion here, Chief Insp. Erwin Tabora said.
Tabora, Parang town police chief, said Bolquiren was standing by the road side when the suspect arrived on a motorbike and shot the 41-year-old woman. She died on the spot.
Motive of the attack and identity of the suspect remained unknown to date. Investigation continues. (DXMS Radyo Bida)
SK's 1st town to clear villages of illegal drugs
KALAMANSIG, Sultan Kudarat - Mayor Ronan Eugene Garcia today claimed Kalamansig is the first municipality in Sultan Kudarat that declared all its 15 villages illegal drug free.
"Meaning, all target personalities have been addressed and dealt with accordingly," Garcia said, referring to Philippine National Police's (PNP) "Oplan Tokhang" and "Oplan Double Barrel."
"Nevertheless, I warned him about transit couriers and clandestine activities of unreported suspects," he said, addressing Elma."We will be more vigilant and relentless in our drive (against illegal drugs)," he added. (EOF)
No harsh words for South Cotabato mayors from DU30
KORONADAL CITY - South Cotabato mayors were treated well when they met President Duterte in Malacanang on his campaign against illegal drugs, Tupi Mayor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr said.
Tamayo, president of South Cotabato League of the Municipalities, the President showed his determination and resolve to solve the drug problem. He never had uttered harsh words contrary to reports by national media, Tamayo said.
Mayor Antonio Fungan of Lake Sebu said the President sought mayors' support in the nationwide campaign although President Duterte did not show them the list of narcopoliticians. (DXOM Radyo Bida)
DTI livelihood assistance coming in lieu of 5-6
Flora Gabunales, DTI provincial director, said DTI officials are now meeting in Tagaytay to finalize the mechanics of the new livelihood assistance program.
Gabunales admitted that due to voluminous documentary requirements banks are asking for a loan grant, business people would rather subscribed to the "5-6" loan sharks of Bombay.
Too many workers, too little funds for wages
LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato -- Civil servants here have been complaining of delayed salaries and the town mayor said lack of funds caused the delay.
Mayor Antonio Fungan admitted the delay which he said was due to high number of job order employees last year. Beside, he said, the town failed in its local revenue target.
Fungan admitted it was a wrong decision but assured all workers will be paid this month.
The LGU will source P10 million of its 2017 Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) funds to pay for workers' salaries.
SoCot vet office eyes vaccination of 38K dogs
KORONADAL CITY - South Cotabato OIC Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Flora Bigot said her office will vaccinate at least 38,000 dogs across the province this year although she lamented of some events that failed city veterinarian's office field workers.
She admitted some households were closed and no one to entertain vet workers from doing dog vaccination.
Bigot said her office aims to make the province rabies-free by the end of the year. (DXOM Radyo Bida)
Kidapawan stops franchising for tricycles
KIDAPAWAN CITY - No more franchise for pedicabs in this bustling agricultural city starting this year as Ordinance Number 16-1109 takes effect.
The city government said the moratorium takes effct for the next five years and aims to limit the number of tricycles plying the city. To date, it has more than 3,000 tricycles in operation, not to include colorum units.
The City Tricycle Franchising Regulatory Board (CTFRB) said on top of limiting the number of pedicabs, it will also improve legitimate drivers and operators' income in a fair competition. (DXND Radyo Bida)
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