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Ten schools to benefit
from feeding program

The “Nutripan sa Paaralan” feeding program of the Bacolod City government will benefit more than 1,500 children from grades 1 to 3 identified as malnourished in 10 public elementary schools in Bacolod for school year 2013-2014, a press release from the city said.

These are the Estefania Elementary School, F. Gonzaga ES, ISLA ES, Patricia Homes ES, Vista Alegre Granada Relocation ES, A. Lizares ES, Mandalagan ES, Fr. Gratian Murray Integrated School, Paglaum Village ES and the Pahanocoy Baybay ES, the press release also said.

At the program launching at VAGRES yesterday, students were given milk and pandesal fortified with iron and vitamin A, during recess time. The activity was attended by Mayor Monico Puentevella, assistant schools division superintendent Clarissa Zamora, Dr. Herna Belle, Donnie Sajonia, Madeline Diaz and the principals of the 10 schools.

VAGRES principal Riggie Lachica thanked the City for the feeding program, and said the school had been a beneficiary since the past years. The Urban Basic Services Division-Nutrition Office, headed by Maria Teresa Galon, coordinated with the principals and teachers, the press release added.*

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BJMP: Bacolod district jail
warden best in Philippines

The warden of the District Jail Male Dormitory in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City, Chief Insp. Gilbert Peremne, won as “Best District Jail Warden” at the 22nd anniversary celebration of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Monday at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, a press release from the BJMP said.

Peremne was chosen for his innovations in transforming the jail facility, improve its security and structure, motivate employees, and help rehabilitate inmates through dance therapy, participation in the MassKara dance, creation of e-dalaw, implementation of the Alternative Learning System, therapeutic modality, and holding of livelihood and income-generating activities, the press release also said.

The BJMP national leadership also conferred on the late Jail Officer 2 Romar Saquibal a posthumous heroism award for preventing a mass jailbreak at the San Jose District Jail in 2011. The medal was received by his daughter, Trisha Saquibal, the press release said.

Hilda Capispisan, a resident of the Aklan District Jail Female Dorm, meanwhile, won the first place in the national essay-writing contest. Other awardees were Insp. Jobert Tulayan, championship in the “Man versus Man” inspector category in the BJMP national shooting competition; SJ01 Lester Alcantara, second in the non-commissioned officer category;

The BJMP-6 Shooting Team, composed of Senior Supt. Ignacio Panti Sr., Inspectors Pricel Arevalo and Jobert Tulayan, SJO1 Lester Alacantara, and JO1 Rexy Obando, second runner-up in the team relay competition during the BJMP National Olympics that was held at the Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City, the press release said.

The awarding ceremony was attended by Undersecretary Rafael Antonio Santos of the DILG Operations and Public Safety, the press release added.*

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PNP commended for
support to Army

The 3rdInfantry Division of the Army yesterday lauded the assistance and support extended by the 6thSpecial Action Battalion of the Philippine National Police to the 62nd Infantry Battalion in the recent series of encounters with the New People’s Army at the boundary of Sagay City and Toboso in Negros Occidental.

Brig. Gen. Aurelio Baladad, 3ID commander, presented a plaque of appreciation to Supt. Mario Baquiran Jr., director of the 6thSAB, during the Visayas Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Center regular monthly meeting held in Iloilo City.

The encounters led to the recovery of nine high-powered firearms, the capture of three suspected rebels, and the death of an NPA leader, military records show.

Baladad said the recovery of the nine firearms and the arrest of NPA members is the product of the Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Center in Negros island.

“Combined forces of the Army and the PNP who continue to conduct joint operations have strengthened our capabilities,” he added.

The JPSCC was created in line with the implementing guidelines of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and PNP Joint Letter directive 07-2010.*GPB

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Outreach conducted4

Faculty members of the Sum-ag National High School in Bacolod City, and the Employee's Association officers joined the feeding mission held by Bacolod Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya in the school recently, a press release from his office said.

The officers were Ma. Floresa Gonzaga, president, Annabel Villaruel - vice president, Glenda Fuentespina, Evelyn Moreno, Nerissa Catong and Mahi Ma. Arena Dajao, secretaries, Sandra Tomaro - auditor, April Joy Locsin - business manager, Jose John Mendez - public information officer, Tacy Lariosa - muse, and Ramon de los Reyes - escort, the press release added.*

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BJMP: Bacolod district jail warden best in Philippines
PNP commended for support to Army
Outreach conducted

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