ILIGAN CITY, -- With the rising cases of road incidents in the city, the Iligan City Police Office (ICPO) called for the cooperation of the public in following traffic laws.
During the Episode 2 of Kapehan sa Iligan Chamber, PLtCol. George Ylanan, head of ICPO Traffic Enforcement Unit, bared that the percentage of traffic incidents in the city is more than ¾ of the crime rate volume.
“Daghan pang injuries og patay sa traffic incident kontra sa gidunggab o gipusil,” said Ylanan.
[There are more injuries and death due to traffic incidents than being stabbed or shot.]
From May to July 2020, ICPO reported 581 crime volume. Of this, 47 are index crime, 44 for non-index crime, 134 for special laws and 356 for traffic incidents.
Meanwhile, from August to October 27, there are 566 crime volume recorded, 36 for index crime, 26 for non-index crime, 123 for special laws and 381 for traffic incidents.
Index crimes include crimes against persons and property such as murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, and carnapping/carjacking. On the other hand, non-index crimes are violations of special laws such as illegal drugs and illegal gambling.
With the increase of traffic incidents, Ylanan emphasized the need to implement strict traffic laws with the Land Transportation Office and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.
“We need to mitigate, together with partners, para mapaubos nato ang road incidents. Tangtangon sa dalan ang walay lisensya ug ang walay rehistro,” Ylanan said.
[We need to mitigate, together with partners, to reduce road incidents. We need to remove those who do not have the license and are not registered.]
PLtCol. George Ylanan, head of ICPO Traffic Enforcement Unit, calls for the cooperation of the public in following traffic laws during the Kapehan sa Iligan Chamber. (PIA-ICIC).
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe says in the NorMin COVID-19 Response Task Force press conference, November 20, that people should change their mind set from observing protocols only during inspections of authorities to doing such in order to save lives. (DILG 10)
Strategically placed in two end-to-end barangays in Iligan, the four-module machine was turned-over to Barangays Hinaplanon and Tomas Cabili to diagnose residents from the east and west side of the city.
Jhun Ronald Gilbolingo, DOH Region 10's TB technical staff and a PBSP member, said the GenXpert machine can test four sputum samples at a time, and results will come out after 2 hours.
"The lab that we have, the GeneXpert machines that we have are ready, our people are ready, and our city health personnel are ready to attend to them," Veracruz encouraged. (CLGV/PIA-ICIC)
ILIGAN CITY, Nov. 6 – Iligan City and local officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently broke ground for the latest regional evacuation center located at Purok 5, Brgy. Tipanoy, this city.
The evacuation center project has been approved by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through its implementing arm - the Office of Civil Defense (OCD).
The DPWH will provide the funding for the PhP29-million disaster resilience facility.
For its part, the Iligan City LGU provided 1,500 sqm. land area as counterpart for the project.
DPWH-Lanao del Norte 2nd District Engineering Office is tasked to complete the project within 360 calendar days.
“We do not wish for any tragedy to happen to our City, but when it does we will be glad that we have this kind of infrastructure to help our fellow Iliganons. This was a hard lesson that we learned after Typhoon Sendong," said City Mayor Celso Regencia.
Iligan City was chosen as one of the sites for a regional evacuation center after the 2017 man-made disaster in nearby Marawi City and the devastation caused by recent super typhoons.
“There really is a need for infrastructures like these, where people can feel safe, and the government can deliver its relief assistance directly to the victims of disasters. As public servants, we just are honored to be a part of this laudable project," DPWH Assistant District Engineer Maria David said.
The regional evacuation center, to be built as a disaster-resilient and persons-with-disability (PWDs) friendly, can accommodate 106 families.
The evacuation building will have a reception area, stage area, administration office, consultation room, clinic, play room with breastfeeding area, mess hall with kitchen, conjugal room, storage room, toilet and bath facilities for men and women, and a prayer room.
“When there is no emergency or calamities, this facility can also be used for seminars and trainings. However, with the worsening effects of climate change, this center will save the lives of many Iliganons," said DPWH District Engineer Alykhan Ali. (DPWH/VNL-PIO)
POONA PIAGAPO, Lanao del Norte, - Seventy (70) farmer-beneficiaries of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) received vegetable gardening materials worth P2.1 million.
Each farmer-beneficiary from barangays Pendulonan and Poblacion of said town was granted with assorted vegetable seeds, fertilizers and gardening materials on October 8, 2020.
The 5-in-1 vegetable seeds comprised of ampalaya, okra, squash, string beans and eggplant, while gardening materials include hand rake, flat hand shovel, hand gloves, knapsack sprayer, water drum and plastic seedling tray.
Carlota S. Madriaga, Regional Technical Director for Operations of DA-RFO 10, said the intervention aims to augment the farmers’ household income amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The turnover ceremony held in barangay Pendulonan Hall was graced by Mayor Muslima T. Macol, Municipal Agriculturist Nasif O. Mamarinta, barangay captains Jamilah L. Musa (Poblacion) and Monabe T. Fernando (Pendulonan) and SAAD representatives.
SAAD is a special program of DA designed to empower and capacitate marginalized farmers in the country.| DA-10
SAAD program- beneficiaries in Poona Piagapo, Lanao del Norte receive vegetable seeds, fertilizers, and other gardening materials from DA-10.
Photo courtesy: Iligan PNP
Photo courtesy: Lala PNP
By Alwen Saliring
Photo courtesy: PDEU/LDN PPO
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