Cagayan village chief slain

A barangay captain in Piat town in Cagayan was shot dead on Monday night......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 24th, 2023

Village chief, wife slain in ambush

A barangay chairman and his wife were killed in an ambush by unidentified assailants in Parang, Maguindanao del Norte on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

DOLE lauds CDO village for anti-child labor ordinance

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 10 (Northern Mindanao) hailed the barangay government of Cugman in this city for establishing an anti-child labor ordinance.Emmanuel Toledo, DOLE-10 Cagayan de Oro City Field Office chief, said Barangay Cugman Ordinance 1, passed on May 16 this year, affirms the community's support for the agenc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 9th, 2022

Lawmaker, wife catch COVID-19

Rep. Rolando Uy of the first district of Cagayan de Oro and his village chief wife Lorna were hospitalized after they tested positive for COVID......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Village chief slain in Laguna attack

A barangay chairman was killed in an attack by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants in Bay town in this province yesterday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Barangay secretary to replace slain councilor in Kinasang-an, Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Kinasang-an Barangay Captain Susan Enriquez said their barangay secretary will fill in the position of the late Barangay Councilor Ponciano Villamil, who was shot dead last November 30, 2020. The village chief said barangay secretary Camello Navarro will replace Villamil as the 7th councilor of the barangay. Although Enriquez says that Villamil is an […] The post Barangay secretary to replace slain councilor in Kinasang-an, Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

NDRRMC says typhoon response adequate

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Thursday that it has not been negligent in issuing timely and adequate warnings and advisories related to the strength of typhoon “Ulysses” even if many residents in Metro Manila and nearby provinces seemed to be caught by surprise with the sudden flooding in their areas. (MANILA BULLETIN) Requests from people asking to be rescued from the roof or second floors of their houses, specifically in Marikina City, Pasig City, and Rizal, due to the overflow of the Marikina River have flooded social media and the NDRRMC Operations Center, according to Assistant Secretary Casiano Monilla, Office of Civil Defense deputy director for operations. “Patuloy ang paglilikas natin but since yesterday or even the other day, inililikas na ang ating mga kababayan especially doon sa traditionally naaapektuhan ng bagyo. We were not caught flat-footed dito sa event na ito. Kung minsan lang kasi, kapag nag-ikot ang local officials ay hindi kaagad sumusunod ang mga kababayan. Mas nagrerely tayo kung ano ang ating nararamdaman, kung ano ang prevailing na situation na nararamdaman other than the advise na binibigay ng PAGASA,” he said in a virtual media forum. (We are still conducting rescue operations but since [Wednesday] or even [Tuesday], we have already conducted pre-emptive evacuation of our countrymen especially in areas that are traditionally affected by typhoons. We were not caught flat-footed by this event. Sometimes, the residents don’t listen to local officials even if they are already warned. They usually rely on what they are feeling or the prevailing situation rather than the advise given by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration)The NDRRMC has yet to provide data on the extent of damage of  Ulysses and how many people were affected. But NDRRMC chairman and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, in a separate interview, said the damage has been “huge.” “[There was] huge damage. [There were] totally flooded villages and low-lying areas were flooded,” Lorenzana said when asked to describe the extent of Ulysses’ effects. Lorenzana said he has briefed President Duterte about the deployment of troops to save some residents in Marikina who were asking to be rescued due to the overflow of the Marikina River. “I just came from the Palace. I briefed him what our troops are doing in Marikina to save people from their rooftops,” he said. Social media users were quick to point out the similarity in the devastation of Ulysses to typhoon “Ondoy” in 2009 which inundated a vast portion of Metro Manila after hours of intense rains. Ondoy left 747 people dead and billions of damages in agriculture and infrasture. In Marikina, Mayor Marcelino Teordoro said Ulysses brought the water level of Marikina River to 22 meters as of 11 a.m. Thursday, which was higher than the 21.5-meter level reached during typhoon Ondoy. Monilla said local government units (LGUs) have the responsibility to conduct search and rescue operations on their affected residents but he noted that the NDRRMC is behind the LGUs to augment their capabilities. “Ondoy really served as a lesson especially sa area ng Marikina at Pasig sa NCR. Nagkaroon na sila even the early warning signals. Sa amin naman, ang pagdirect ng operations ay aming nirerely sa LGUs at kami lang ay tumutulong sa local governments in harnessing the response units para madagdagan ang units na nagre-rescue sa ating mga kababayan (Ondoy really served as a lesson especially in Marikina and Pasig in the National Capital Region. They established early warning signals. On our part, the direction of [rescue] operations rely on the local government units and we just help them in harnessing the response units which will rescue our countrymen),” he said.  “Because highly populated ang lugar it could be a challenge relocating them. Ang Provident [Village] nga which serves as a lesson in Ondoy ay affected din sa ngayon. Highly urbanized kasi ang Metro Manila that’s why it’s really a challenge paano i-relocate ang mga tao na laging affected ng ganito,” he added. Meanwhile, the NDRRMC has also tapped the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and several private companies to deploy their manpower and assets for search and rescue operations. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, AFP chief, said the Joint Task Force NCR has been leading the rescue efforts in Metro Manila. They were aigmented by two disaster response units from the 7th Civil Relations Group, 101stSearch and Rescue volunteers, and private group REACT PH. Another search and rescue unit from Bantay Bayan volunteers were deployed in areas on Tullahan River and Caloocan City to conduct search and rescue operations. The Joint Task Force Bicolandia, Northern Luzon Command (NolCom), and Southern Luzon Command (SolCom) also deployed thousands of soldiers to coordinate the search and rescue operations in Bicol region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos (Region 1), Cagayan Valley (Region 2), Central Luzon (Region 3), Calabarzon (Region 4A), and Mimaropa (Region 4B). Monilla said they have received reports that major dams in Luzon have been releasing excess water which may inundate Central Luzon and parts of Metro Manila. “Ang Angat, Ipo, La Mesa, at Wawa dams nagpapakawala ng tubig dahil sa patuloy na pagtaas ng tubig dulot ng ulan na hatid ni Ulysses so baka abutin pa hanggang mamayang hapon o gabi (Angat, Ipo, La Mesa, and Wawa dams were releasing water because of the continuous rain brought about by Ulysses so the [flooding] may persist until afternoon or evening),” he said. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

Man slain in gun duel

A man was killed following a gun duel with a village chief, who was wounded in the incident that occurred in Sta. Teresita, Batangas on Sunday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Marcos pushes for Magna Carta for village health workers

The chief executive said that BHWs played a massive role during the COVID-19 pandemic and are an important source of information for the national government in its policy decisions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023

SWU PHINMA names new COO

The year 2022 brought many exciting news to the Southwestern University PHINMA community. On top of it was the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the person of Cheryl Jane P. Chan. A native of Cagayan de Oro City, she first started as a Controller and was promoted to Assistant COO at […] The post SWU PHINMA names new COO appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2022

Zamboanga Sur kagawad, 2 others slain

A village councilman and his two companions were killed while two others were wounded in a gun attack in Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2022

6 NPAs killed, 16 weapons seized in AFP hunt for Eastern Samar village attackers

AFP Joint Task Force Storm spokesperson Captain Ryan Layug claims the slain rebels were part of a unit that attacked a village in Jipapad, Eastern Samar in October.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2022

Cagayan PNP exec slain in gun attack

A police official was killed in a gun attack in Barangay Libertad in Abulug, Cagayan on Monday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2022

South Korea’s Halloween crowd surge: What we know

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is investigating the exact cause of a deadly crowd surge that killed 154 people at a Halloween event, as public outrage grows over perceived policing and crowd control failures. A man offers a flower at a joint memorial altar for victims of the deadly Halloween crowd surge, in Naksopyeong, near the district of Itaewon in Seoul on October 31, 2022. ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP What went wrong and why did so many people die at the first post-pandemic Halloween party in Seoul’s popular Itaewon nightlife district? Here is what we know: What’s going on? The government promised a “thorough and transparent investigation” into the exact causes of the deadly crush in Itaewon, and police said Monday they had launched a task force and started the probe. They’ve deployed forensic experts, seized footage from 50 security cameras in the area, and interviewed scores of witnesses, victims, and workers at nearby stores, according to a senior police officer. How did it happen? Typically, a gathering of over 1,000 people has to submit “safety management plans” to the government in advance for review by police and fire departments. But in the case of the Itaewon Halloween festivities, there is no designated event organiser — individual bars, clubs and restaurants simply hold their own events and people flock to the area. Just weeks before, a “Global Village Festival” was safely staged in the exact same streets — but it was an organised event sponsored by local authorities. As a result, it had “effective crowd control with many police officers and district office staff in charge”, said Kim Min-kyu, who runs a currency exchange shop near the site of the accident and saw both events. Police have admitted to lapses in their real-time management of the event. “Police officers on the scene didn’t detect a sudden surge in the crowd,” Hong Ki-hyun, chief of the National Police Agency’s Public Order Management Bureau, told local reporters. Why was it so bad? Experts say the crowd crush could have been prevented with proper preparation, But they admit things have gotten more difficult after years of pandemic-related lockdowns. “Everywhere in the world event organisers are struggling with the post-Covid crowd,” said Eric Kant, a crowd safety specialist who runs the Phase01 Crowd Management. “A lot of visitors are new with partying, they are indeed very excited, and maybe do not understand risks very much,” he added. Key risk factors for crowd surges are “unrestricted entry” of people into a small space, and “no ticket sales” which means organisers have no exact estimate of demand, experts say — all of which happened at Itaewon. “This is a recipe for disaster in mass gatherings,” crowd safety expert Milad Haghani of the University of New South Wales told AFP. Even for the Halloween event — a public gathering with no tickets — authorities could have been actively managing the situation to prevent overcrowding. “On the day, this would mean monitoring the numbers, at the very least,” said John Drury, an expert on crowd psychology at the University of Sussex. “It would also mean a public information campaign beforehand to discourage such large numbers attending.” He warned that psychology studies show people actually seek out “objectively dangerous levels of density” at events, and organisers need to be aware of this risk. Who is to blame? So far, no one has been held accountable, even as public anger flares at the government and police for their apparent lack of oversight. Top-ranking officials have brushed off questions about taking responsibility, saying the priority is currently on helping the victims and dealing with the aftermath of the accident. Much local criticism has focused on the police — but experts say they are not necessarily at fault. “We should remember that the primary role of the police is generally not crowd management,” said Martyn Amos, a professor at Northumbria University who works on crowd simulation. “It’s possible to manage an event largely using stewards, with the police there to ensure public order and to deal with criminal activity,” he told AFP. What happens next? The government is under immense pressure to resolve this quickly — and properly. The opposition Democratic Party has already slammed the government’s handling of the event, and will likely push for resignations once the national mourning period ends on November 5. The Itaewon crush could deal another blow to President Yoon Suk-yeol’s popularity ratings — already at record lows. There is also a possibility that the disaster, if mishandled, could become a major political liability for the government. In 2014 then president Park Geun-hye was in power during the sinking of the Sewol ferry in which 304 people — mostly school children — died. She was widely criticised for her handling of the incident. The issue lingered over her presidency until she was impeached three years later over a corruption scandal......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2022

Curfew for minors mulled in crime-hit Cagayan de Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - After a series of untoward incidents here this month, the local government and Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) are planning to reimpose curfew hours for minors.In an interview on Saturday night, Col. Aaron Mandia, COCPO chief, said Mayor Rolando Uy has discuss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 24th, 2022

CIDG-9 nabs Sulu village chair for murder

ZAMBOANGA CITY - After almost two years in hiding, a lady village chairperson was arrested by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Zamboanga Peninsula (CiDG-9) during an operation in Sulu province, an official said Tuesday.Col. John Francis Encinareal, CIDG-9 chief,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2022

Cops nab suspected NPA rebel in NegOr town

DUMAGUETE CITY - A suspected member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) wanted for the killing of the husband and son of a village chief in Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental was arrested by the police over the weekend.A report from the Negros Oriental Provincial.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2022

Maguindanao ex-village chief yields unlicensed guns, grenades

COTABATO CITY - A former village chairperson who failed in his vice mayoralty bid in Maguindanao was arrested Friday for possession of unlicensed high-powered firearms.Usop Sanggacala Aron, former village chair of Barangay Rumirimbang in Barira town, Maguindanao, did not resist arrest when.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

Zambo Norte village chief killed in drive-by shooting

ZAMBOANGA CITY - A village chairperson was killed while his wife was unscathed in a drive-by shooting by riding in tandem gunmen in a remote town of Zamboanga del Norte, a police official said Friday.Maj. Shellamie Chang, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula spokesperson, said Berting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

7 porters yield for violating Mt. Kitanglad protection law

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY-Seven "porters" have surrendered in relation to charges of violating Republic Act (RA) 8978, or the Mount Kitanglad Range Protected Area Act.In an interview Thursday, Major Jaemar Paguidopon, chief of police of Impasugong Police Station, said the respondents acted as gui.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 16th, 2022

Army raids NPA hideout in Misamis Oriental

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Army's 58th Infantry Battalion (58IB) raided a hideout of the New People's Army (NPA) in Barangay Banglay, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental on Friday.Maj. Francisco Garello, Public Affairs Office chief of the 4th Infantry Division, shared in an interview over the weeken.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 5th, 2022