BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur – Another member of New Peoples’ Army (NPA) surrenders to Charlie Company of 75th Infantry MARAUDER Battalion (75IB), 7:30 AM, June 24, 2018 at Sitio Kalingayan, Brgy Consuelo, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.

Surrenderee is identified as Romelito Limpot Pontas Also Known As (AKA) Jocem, a Squad Leader of Guerrilla Front Committee 14 (GFC14). He is 21 years old, single and resident of Purok 14 Salcedo, Brgy Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

“Hagbay ra ko nga gusto musurender ug muhawa sa kalihukan. Daghan sila ug pasalig na hatagan ug supporta ang among pamilya kada bulan, apan wala kini, maski kausa man lang gituman. (I already wanted to surrender. They have failed to fulfill the promise to give monthly financial support that was supposed to be for my family left at home.)” Pontas said.

Since the start of the 4ID Campaign in January 2018, Pontas is the 19th regular NPA surrenderee of 75IB.

“Marauder Battalion continues to protect the community from threats and atrocities of CPP-NPA terrorists (CNTs) in order to create a safer and more secured environment for the populace in our area.“ Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Datuin, Commanding Officer of 75IB said.

Brigadier General Andres Centino, 401st Infantry Brigade Commander commended the Marauder troopers for another job well done.

“To the Marauder troops, I commend you for exerting efforts to sustain your gains in your area of responsibility. The series of surrenders prove that you are working hard in order to contribute to the over-all accomplishment of our mission.” Centino said.

On the other hand, Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) is a complete package of assistance to former rebels once they decide to surrender and go back to the mainstream society.

“I would like to remind the members of the NPA who wanted to abandon their failed armed struggle, our government is willing to help you. Under ECLIP, a regular NPA who decides to surrender and be an active member of the society, will receive immediate cash assistance of ₱15,000.00, livelihood assistance of ₱50,000.00 aside from the amount equivalent to the firearms surrendered depending on the serviceability and its caliber. I know many of you have been planning to surrender, we will wait for you. We will assist your reintegration to our society.” Major General Ronald Villanueva, Commander of 4th Infantry Division said.


Grab drivers undergo advanced training on skills, service and emergency

Manila, Philippines — To further equip drivers with advance skills that will improve their service for TNVS passengers, Grab is debuting the Grab Driver Academy on June 23.

As part of the Better Trips: A 100 day plan to improve everyone’s journey, the first batch of the Grab Driver Academy kicks off on June 23-26 with 2,000 top performing Grab drivers.

Better Drivers, Better Trips

“We designed the Academy to equip our drivers with the knowledge they need to elevate their service,” says Brian Cu, Grab’s Country Head. “Tackling advance driver tips along with carefully selected elective programs, our goal is for our partner-drivers to come out of the experience with an expanded toolset that they can apply to their work.”

The program curriculum includes customer service, first aid, road courtesy, and crime protection and detection. Electives includes communication, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, time management, data privacy, and social media handling.

In partnership with Red Cross, A1 Driving School and Highway Patrol Group (HGP), the Grab Driver Academy works in tandem with the LTFRB’s existing driver academy to ensure an improved TNVS

“Implementing the academy allows us to not only empower drivers but also make sure that we are creating stronger partnerships between our platform and our drivers,” adds Cu. “Through the Academy and our rehabilitation program, we can fulfill our commitment to provide a more convenient, safe and reliable transportation platform to the riding public.”

The Grab Driver Academy will be rolled out to more drivers in the coming months.

Cop positive for illegal drugs ordered dismissed

Internal Cleansing Aim to protect the Good Cops from the errant Cops.

In line with the thrust, policies and guidelines of the present administration on Anti-Illegal Drug Operations, PRO 11 conducted simultaneous Random Drug test among personnel of this office which resulted PO2 Felixberto De Castro, presently detailed at Provincial Crime Laboratory Office-Davao del Norte was found positive on illegal drugs out of 12 personnel conducted last June 21, 2018.

PCSUPT MANUEL R GAERLAN ordered of his immediate relief and custody and expedite pre charge investigation and fast track summary dismissal proceedings.

Subject Police Non-Commissioned Officer is now under the custody of PHAU for Pre-charge investigation. Meantime, his firearms, PNP Badge, and PNP ID have been recalled.

This office adheres strictly in the implementation of the mandate without prejudice .

PRO 11 is consistent with the PNP’s intensified implementation on the Internal Cleansing on Memorandum Circular No. 2017-013 that the Regional Director of PRO 11 tagged the thrust of instilling the Culture of Discipline among his men which resulted of

7 dismissed from the service
1 demoted
10 suspended
3 reprimanded
41 exonerated on the Administrative Cases from Jan. to May 2018 while in CY 2017 this Regional office had resolved and decided admin cases of

10 dismissed from the service,
21 demoted,
112 suspended,
14 repremanded,
1 restricted,
115 exonerated.

Despite this numbers still there are good cops and who excel well in their field of designations.

Merits and awards were given through the intiative of PCSUpt Manuel Gaerlan, RD PRO 11 facilitated by the RPHRDD in giving of awards to desrving personnel for their exemplary efficiency in the performance of their duties to 46,536 Awards to 4,392 Police Commissioned Officer (PCO) and 40,845 to Police Non Commissioned officer (PNCO) and 1,299 Non Uniformed Personnel (NUP).

Tapang at Malasakit to build monument to honor soldiers killed in Marawi siege

The Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines (TM), led by Davao City Mayor and Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio, will build a memorial to honor the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines killed while liberating Marawi City from terrorist Maute group.

The memorial will be erected at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The construction will be funded by the Pilipinong May Puso Foundation (PMP) and the San Miguel Foundation.

TM Executive Director lawyer Karen Jimeno and TM Marawi Project Director Alan Luga on May 10 signed a memorandum of agreement with PMP and San Miguel Foundation through A5R Dynamics Construction Corporation.

The memorial was designed by Moro artist Juan Sajid Imao, son of the first Muslim National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao.

Imao’s design features the Sarimanok, a prominent figure in the Maranao culture.

In his notes, Imao said of the design: “The sculpture uses the sarimanok, the legendary bird in Maranao culture, as a design element. In Maranao folklore, the sarimanok, which is typically accompanied by a fish, serves as a symbol of power of the Sultan. The Sultan rules the land while the sarimanok also acts as the messenger of the Sultan.”

“By using the idea of the sarimanok as the messenger in the sculpture, people who will visit this memorial can be assured that the messages they want to convey to their loved ones will be delivered to the afterlife,” he added.

The memorial will show the “sarimanok’s stylized tail and plumes flowing in graceful lines to form a unique eternal flame – – symbolizing the heroism of soldiers in Marawi.”

It will also bear another prominent cultural identity of the Maranaws – – the okir.

During the design process, Jimeno said Imao “personally visited Marawi to interact with the soldiers and obtained relics from the ruins to incorporate in the memorial.”

The memorial monument is expected to be completed in 5 months.

TM was established last year to unify all groups and individuals supportive of the peace and development agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte for the country. (PR)

Duterte visits wounded soldiers in CDO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes one of the injured soldiers, who figured in a road accident recently. The President visited the injured soldiers at Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on June 25, 2018. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO