New NegOr PNP Chief Hopes to Adopt ‘Bohol Model’ in the Province

New NegOr PNP Chief Hopes to Adopt ‘Bohol Model’ in the Province.....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuSep 14th, 2017


Bohol’s Open Governance model took center stage in this year’s ASIA PACIFIC LEADERS FORUM ON OPEN GOVERNMENT in Jakarta, Indonesia last December 14. The host country thru Indonesia’s Ministry of Planning invited Bohol Governor Edgar M. Chatto to speak on Sub National Open Governance and its impact to development taking the experience of Bohol province. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Neri-Chaves Clan: A Tale of Southern Nobility

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, the crown jewel of Mindanao, is the country’s newest boom town, experiencing an accelerated level of modernization and real estate investments. Infrastructures such as hotels, malls and condominium towers are vigorously constructed one after the other to accommodate the influx of new residents and visitors to the city. Proof that, Cagayan de Oro as it is fondly called, had long since shed its small-town roots, to become the mega melting pot of pioneering entrepreneurs and upwardly mobile young professionals that it is today. Apart from the perks and comforts of living in a highly urbanized city, people who call Cagayan de Oro home also bask in its rich and colorful history that dates back to pre-colonial times. One clan in particular has been a prominent figure in the city’s enduring saga and cultural evolution. The Neri-Chaves family are descendants of a strong-willed Rajah whose resoluteness drove him to seek out dominions beyond his stronghold’s fertile terrains in Lanao province. The Malay prince, whose name was Samporna, or Sanskrit for ‘perfect’, decided to invade Cagayan or Kalambagohan as it was then known. Excerpts from the writings of the Neri-Chaves family historian, Filomeno M. Bautista, recounted how a potential bloody struggle was averted, when the then chief of Kalambagohan, Datu Bagani, sent his beautiful daughter guarded by his bravest warriors to meet Rajah Samporna. She was to initiate the conditional surrender, so that their people would not be enslaved by the invaders. It was told that the Rajah, captivated by Datu Bagani’s daughter, ended up marrying her. The prince also built a fortress around their village in Kalambagohan to protect them from other conquistadores. Rajah Samporna later succeeded the Datu as ruler of Cagayan. He also converted from Islam to Christianity to solidify his devotion to his wife’s religion, and in 1779 was baptized by a Spanish priest with a peculiarly Italian name, Neri. It ushered an era of peace in Mindanao, when Muslims lived harmoniously with Christians. The Neris intermarrying with the Chaveses of Cagayan was perhaps providential as it produced one of the most enduring clans in the country. Today, the Neri-Chaves clan is many thousand strong. Well-known lawyer and congressman Rufus Bautista Rodriguez attributes the successes enjoyed by many family members throughout many generations to the tireless pursuit of life’s true purpose. “We are hardworking people. We are also fortunate to have had many individuals in the family who continue to inspire us, like Vice President Emmanuel Neri Pelaez and Ambassador Felino Neri”, Rodriguez said, adding in jest, “At mga gwapo, gwapa pa!” Most if not all of Cagayan de Oro’s earliest leaders, from Governors to Mayors, were members of the Neri-Chaves family. Some became pioneers in other fields like business, education and the arts, from Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan to musicologist and concert pianist Vilma May Chaves Cataylo. The clan has had three grand reunions, first in 1985, then in 1993, and the most recent one took place in August 2016 where hundreds of family members came together from all over the world to rekindle family ties. Jessica Dingcong, who spearheaded the recent reunion held at the Chaves family-owned Chali Beach and Mallberry Suites in Cagayan de Oro City, wants to inspire the next generation to carry on the legacy of benevolence and integrity of their forebears. “We should be proud that we are very family oriented,’ Dingcong said. In attendance at the grand reunion were the Neri-Cheves clan’s many young professionals and millennials. Sixth generation Neri-Chaves and journalist Alessandra Marie Chaves Jalandoni, who carries her nickname Apples professionally, admits feeling the pressure of belonging to a family of achievers. “We have some pretty big shoes to fill, so we soldier on, and never give up,,” Jalandoni said, adding that, “We have always been taught to do the right thing, and not just what looks good on paper.” Jalandoni’s maternal grandfather Engineer Camilo Vamenta Chaves was a World War II veteran and subsequently Dean at the family-owned Liceo de Cagayan University. Her mother Alma Marie Chaves Jalandoni is a pioneer in garments manufacturing and export in the Philippines. Current Social Security Services Commissioner Pompee La Viña will head the next Neri-Chaves grand reunion in 2018. La Viña is the son of Lourdes Chaves Maestrado La Viña who was the first woman elected to the City Council in Cagayan de Oro. His younger brother is former Ateneo School of Government dean and climate change lead negotiator Tony La Viña. Commissioner La Viña hopes to welcome many more family members to their tight-knit Mindanaon clan. “It roots us in Mindanao, the blood of Mindanao is running through us,” he said. La Viña also ponders on how leadership is ingrained in the members of the clan. After all they are descendants of a warrior prince. But the word is also taking on a new meaning as the Neris and Chaveses usher Mindanao to its most vibrant era. “We will always be leaders, we are simply inclined to lead,” La Viña maintained, “but to lead as serving the people rather than ruling them.” (By J. C. Bautista) &'160; 121&'160;total views, 121&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

La Union, Agoo police chiefs sacked amid Eriguel slay probe

MANILA, Philippines – The police chiefs of Agoo town and La Union province were relieved from their positions as a new team took over investigating the killing of  former La Union congressman Eufranio Eriguel . This was announced by Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao on Monday, May 21, just 9 days ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News19 hr. 11 min. ago

Two suspected robbers killed in shootout with cops in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY --- Two suspected robbers were killed in ashootout with policemen on Monday night in Manaoag town in Pangasinan province, just a stone's throw away from the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag Church, police said. Ramon Lavigan, ranked as the fifth most wanted person in neighboring Mapandan town, and his unidentified companion, were killed in the gunfight with policemen who were manning a checkpoint in Barangay (village) Poblacion at6:05 p.m., according to Chief Insp. Dave Mahilum, Manaoag police chief. Lavigan was earlier spotted driving a motorcycle by agents of the Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, who coordinated with the Manaoag po...Keep on reading: Two suspected robbers killed in shootout with cops in Pangasinan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News22 hr. 24 min. ago

PNP chief fetches 2 cops freed by Sayyafs in Sulu

SULU – Philippine police chief Oscar Albayalde flew Saturday to the southern Sulu province where he fetched two kidnapped policewomen […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Drug, robbery suspects shot dead in Cavite

  SAN PEDRO CITY - Two suspected criminals were killed in separate shootouts with the police in Cavite province, earlySaturday. In Bacoor City, a suspected illegal drug pusher identified as Julius Jepson was killed in a buy-bust operation inside Green Valley subdivision in Barangay (village) San Nicolas 3, around4 a.m. Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, Calabarzon police director said, undercover policemen were able to buy a still undetermined amount of "shabu" (crystal meth) from the suspect. After the transaction, Jepson must have sensed that he was dealing with the authorities that he ran inside his house to get a gun, Eleazar said. The suspect fired shots, prompti...Keep on reading: Drug, robbery suspects shot dead in Cavite.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

AI head: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to feature Bixby 2.0

Gray G. Lee, head of the AI Center under Samsung Research, said Thursday the upcoming flagship Galaxy Note 9 will adopt an upgraded artificial intelligence platform, Bixby 2.0. To the question of the expected launch of Bixby 2.0, Lee told The Korea Herald that the upcoming flagship smartphone model in the second half of the year would feature the advanced Bixby platform, after a press conference to announce Samsung's vision for AI. According to his remarks, Bixby 2.0 will be upgraded with enhanced natural language processes, improved noise resistance capability and quicker response times. Samsung is preparing to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 in August, which will be one of the at...Keep on reading: AI head: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to feature Bixby 2.0.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Boy, 2, beaten to death by guardian in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY --- For beating a two-year-old boy to death, a woman has been charged for murder in San Fabian town in Pangasinan province, police said on Friday (May 18).   Glaiza Silva, 31, repeatedly hit the boy with a bamboo stick and then punched him until he passed out in Angio village on May 13, said Chief Inspector Arvin Jacob, San Fabian police chief.   Silva brought the boy to the town's health center claiming the boy fell down their stairs. Health workers took the boy to the Region 1 Medical Center here, where a doctor declared him dead on arrival.   Doctors informed the police that the contusions on the boy appeared to have come from a beating. ...Keep on reading: Boy, 2, beaten to death by guardian in Pangasinan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Ex-DOJ chief outraged by murder of supporter in Quezon

    Former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has expressed outrage over the killing of one of his family's political supporters, a reelected village councilor in Mulanay, Quezon. Marlon Moldon, a Barangay Ajos councilor whom Aguirre said was a staunch supporter of his family, was assassinated in Barangay Sta. Rosa on Thursday, May 17. In a statement on Friday, Aguirre branded Moldon's assassination as a "cowardly act of the desperate and of the power hungry." "Murder and violence are the hallmarks of men who cannot fully live under the rule of law. They have no place in the politics of Quezon Province. They have no place in politics anywhere," Aguirre said. ...Keep on reading: Ex-DOJ chief outraged by murder of supporter in Quezon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

PHL as Chinese province ‘not too far’: ex-Chief Justice Davide

RETIRED Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide Jr. on Thursday said the Philippines’ becoming a province of China “may not be too far.” “Last February 19, before Chinese businessmen, the President mentioned the Philippines as a province of China. Malacañang Spokesperson Harry (L.) Roque explained it was a joke, but knowing China, it will not consider […] The post PHL as Chinese province ‘not too far’: ex-Chief Justice Davide appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Suspected robber shot dead in Cavite

SAN PEDRO CITY - An alleged robber was killed, while his three other companions escaped, following a shootout with the police in Alfonso town, Cavite province early Thursday. The shootout happened around 3 a.m. in Barangay Amuyong, according to Calabarzon police director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar. He said the Alfonso police received a report around midnight on Wednesday that robbers attacked the Olive Tree Villa, a private resort in Amuyong. The police set up checkpoints in the vicinity until they chanced upon the said group. Eleazar said the police warned the suspects to drop to the ground but one of them began firing shots. The police retaliated and killed one of the su...Keep on reading: Suspected robber shot dead in Cavite.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Bounty for arrest of rape-slay suspect from Kidapawan goes to Maitum police

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – The cash reward for the arrest of a suspect in a rape-murder case in Kidapawan City went to the police of Maitum town in Sarangani province. City Mayor Joseph Evangelista handed Tuesday the P100,000 bounty to Senior Insp. Juanito Castillo, police chief of Maitum, at the city hall, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

35 killed, 27 wounded in ‘peaceful’ elections

Despite incidents of violence before and during the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, officials said voting was 'relatively peaceful.' As of Monday afternoon, the Philippine National Police had received reports of 47 violent incidents since the election period began on April 14. Thirty-five persons were killed and 27 wounded. In Sultan Kudarat province, a reelectionist village chair in the coastal town of Palimbang was shot dead on Sunday. Mustre Aguib, 51, of Barangay Mina, was driving his motorbike on his way home when gunmen flagged him down and shot him dead, according to Senior Insp. Carl Jayson Baynosa, police chief of Palimbang. In Opol town, M...Keep on reading: 35 killed, 27 wounded in ‘peaceful’ elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Business group hopes SC will give Sereno appeal utmost respect

A group of businessmen on Monday stressed that former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s planned appeal on her ouster should be given “utmost respect” by the Supreme Court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

2 killed in Bulacan drug bust

BULACAN policemen on Saturday gunned down two drug suspects in separate gunbattles in the province and arrested another, Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Superintendent Amador V. Corpus said yesterday. One of the slain suspects identified as Oliver Lucilo, of Bgy. Bayugo, Meycauayan City, engaged members of the Meycauayan City….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

WHY BLAME US?: Iloilo’s top cop turns the tables on STL operator

THE Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) slammed insinuations that their failure to curb illegal gambling may have contributed to the failure of the Small Town Lottery operations in the province. Senior Superintendent Marlon Tayaba, Iloilo police chief, blurted out expletives when he learned that they are being blamed for the financial problems of Eagle Crest […] The post WHY BLAME US?: Iloilo’s top cop turns the tables on STL operator appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

New DOT chief expected to continue Boracay rehab

DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT-6) regional director Helen Catalbas said she expects new tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat to continue the rehabilitation efforts of the national government in Boracay Island in the province of Aklan. Puyat was named as the new DOT chief by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte on May 8, 2018, after former Sec. Wanda Teo […] The post New DOT chief expected to continue Boracay rehab appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Senators hail appointment of Puyat as tourism chief

  Lawmakers have high hopes for the Department of Tourism (DOT) with the appointment of Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as its new secretary, citing her track record in government particularly in the Department of Agriculture (DA).   Puyat, a daughter of former Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo, has the credentials and experience to do well in the DOT, said Sen. Grace Poe, who cited her promotion of provinces and local products in the DA.   Poe also said Puyat had shown her competence and dedication as a public official when she served under several administrations in different capacities.   "I'm confident she will raise the bar for our tourism industr...Keep on reading: Senators hail appointment of Puyat as tourism chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Cops eyed to man polls in North Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY --- Authorities are eyeing the possibility of tapping police officers to man the voting precincts in at least 10 villages of Pikit town in North Cotabato province after teachers withdrew from serving in the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections due to security concerns. Chief Insp. Romy Castaares, Pikit town police chief, said teachers who backed out as members of the board of election inspectors (BEI) used to serve in the villages of Bago Ingued, Barongis, Panicupan, Rajamuda, Bulod, Damalasak, Balong, Silik, Kulambog and Talitay. They cited the presence of armed men and the intense political rivalries in their communities among their reasons not to ser...Keep on reading: Cops eyed to man polls in North Cotabato town.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Trinidad seeks win to redeem failed debut

Model-turned-Filipina fighter Rome Trinidad hopes to bounce back from her failed ONE Championship debut with a victory this weekend as she slugs it out with Indonesian Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol in the undercard of ONE: Grit and Glory on May 12 in Jakarta, Indonesia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018