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Bago tops police
evaluation rating

The city police station of Bago dislodged consistent top performer, San Carlos City, in the performance evaluation rating of 31 police units in Negros Occidental, by a hairline advantage of .06 percent, in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Bago City police station headed by Supt. Melchor Coronel, got an average of 85.81 percent, while the San Carlos City police station got 85.74 percent, police records show.

The E.B. Magalona police station suffered a similar fate, and was also dislodged as top performer in the municipal category, by the Hinigaran police station, for the same period.

In three previous quarters of 2010, the San Carlos police headed by Supt. Harold Tuzon had topped the performance evaluation rating of 31 city and municipal police stations, police records showed.

The city of Kabankalan trailed behind the city police stations of Bago and San Carlos, with an average of 84.66 percent, while the Silay and Talisay city police stations, ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.

Also included in the top five performers in the municipal category are Murcia, Binalbagan and the Pontevedra police stations.

The Isabela police station ranked last among the 31 police stations in the same evaluation, NOPPO records also showed.

The Bago police, whose performance rating has shown improvement, ranked first in the areas of operations, investigations, and intelligence, where it tied with the San Carlos and Binalbagan police stations.

The San Carlos police topped in the aspects of police community relations, logistics as well as human resource and doctrine development.

The 31 police stations and under the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office are rated every quarter of the year on community relations, operation and intelligence work, and management of manpower and logistics.*GPB


Meanwhile, the Bago PNP is mulling the establishment of a Community Police Assistance Center in Brgy. Taloc to cater to the needs of four barangays, and to maintain peace and order and public safety, a Bago police press release said.

Coronel said a COMPAC will address the problems on juvenile delinquents, road safety and other police concerns, not only in the place but likewise, in the adjacent barangays of Tabunan, Calumangan and Sampinit.

The police held a dialog with barangay officials led by Barangay Captain Delia Teovisio and local residents of Purok Paho, led by Chief Insp. Rico Santotome Jr. and Police Officer 2 Agustin Alicante of the Police Community Relations section, the press release said.

As proposed, local elected officials welcomed the idea of putting up a COMPAC in the area for a swift police response in cases of emergencies, the press release added.*

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Autism consciousness week set

The 5th National Autism Consciousness Week Celebration will be held from January 16 to 23, and will kick off with an “Angel’s Walk for Autism” to be held simultaneously nationwide on Sunday.

In Bacolod City, the Angel’s Walk for Autism will start at the North Capitol Road and end at the University of St. La Salle.

The activity has adopted the theme “Autismo preparahan: Temprano nga Pagdayagnos kag Husto nga Pabulig Aton Himuon.”

Film showing will be held at the USLS Auditorium A on Jan. 17 starting 8 a.m., while an iPod prologue for non-verbal Autism Syndrome Disability will be conducted by May Amodia on Jan. 18 at 8:30 am.

Elsa Leonardia will talk on “managing male adolescence with Autism Syndrome Disability” at 10:30 a.m., while Dr. Maricar Alejano will discuss “What it means to have autism” also on Jan. 18 at the USLS.

An art contest exhibit will open on Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. at the USLS Coliseum.

A photo exhibit by the MassKara Camera Club of Bacolod will be held from Jan. 20-21 also at the USLS Coliseum and will be moved to the SM Event Centre on Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. where the awarding of art contest and talent show will follow at 4 p.m.

A mass and family day will be held on Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. at the SM Event Centre.

Those who wish to inquire about the art contest may contact Autism Society of the Philippines-Bacolod president, Melanie Sabino, at 09228272568.*CGS

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E.B. Magalona children
receive books from CIPI

About 14,000 books, mostly in English and Reading, were donated by the Children International Philippines Inc. to all public and private schools in E.B. Magalona town, Negros Occidental, during a turnover ceremony at the town’s central school yesterday morning.

Beckly Fuellos, executive director of CIPI, led the activity with representatives from their partner agencies such as Hawaiian Philippines Company Sugar Central, Roxas Foundation Inc., SIMAG Foundation, and Sugar Regulatory Administration, a press release from E.B. Magalona said.

The books were gathered from United States and are not just ordinary, but most expensive books in the world, Fuellos said.

The Hawaiian Phil. Co. Sugar Central shouldered the freight cost for the books of almost P100,000.

Timothy Bennett, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Phils. Co. Sugar Central, said that even in the advent of modern technology, books remain a potent source of learning as “it’s a totally different experience, reading and reading books,” the press release said.

John Alexander Gayoso, member of the Board of Trustees of the SRA and SIMAG Foundation, said the book donation in EB Magalona is part of the SIMAG primary program this year on education and scholarship.

Raulito Dinaga, district supervisor of DepEd EB Magalona, thanked CIPI, Roxas Foundation, SIMAG and Hawaiian Phils. Co. for choosing EB Magalona schools as recipients of the donation, the press release added.*

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