Skip to main content

Tagbilaran A Sin City?

Insurance incentives for barangay tanods? Why not?

Seeing the logic behind the move to motivate more police force-multipliers to actively keep crimes at bay in their districts, City Mayor Dan Neri Lim has directed Police Chief Julius Cesar Gornez to study the prospect of giving insurance incentives to barangay tanods hurt in the performance of their duty.

With the order given during the recent City Peace and Order Council Meeting (CPOC) at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Session Hall, the city mayor said he wants the city police to submit the study to his office within five days.

The provincial Government puts up death insurance to barangay peace officers but this does not cover for the government agent's hospitalization and other medical benefits in case of job-related accidents, Gornez told the council.

This as the city police chief assessed that criminality in Tagbilaran is still manageable, especially wit the 86.98% crime solution efficiency as reported.

Despite the relatively high crime solution efficiency, Gornez said he'd bat for improved crime solution efficiency and a faster police response time under his leadership.

Over the insinuation that Tagbilaran has become a Sin City, Mayor Lim reasons out that most crimes reported are amicably settled or does not necessarily involve residents.

"Seven in every ten cases reported by the media gets amicably settled, so there is apparently no need to read all reports over the radio and put up a negative public perception", the mayor pointed out.

Over all these problems, Gornez still cast his hopes that the community continues its key role in crime prevention.

Popular posts from this blog

Panglao Bohol International Airport Update

The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) has endorsed Gov. Erico Aumentado's request to frontload the 2010 budget for the Panglao Bohol International Airport to 2009.
  In a letter to Budget and Management Secretary Rolando Andaya, DOTC Secretary Leandro Mendoza favorably endorsed Aumentado's request seeking the frontloading, citing among other reasons, that 2010 is an election year.
  As such, Aumentado had explained, Congress might not be able to approve on time the calendar year 2010 General Appropriations Act (GAA), giving the country no other choice but to operate on a reenacted budget.
  A reenacted budget would jeopardize the airport project, the governor pointed out, because the 2009 budget carries only P307.5 million for the airport. The balance of the amount that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo earlier approved for DOTC to come up with stands at P690,971,398 for a total allocation needed of P998,471,398.
  The Manila International Airport Authority (MI…

Philippine Mining Service Corporation

The Philippine Mining Service Corporation has inaugurated Friday the Jetty Pier expansion project located at the company's compound of this limestone-rich town. 
PMSC assistant department manager for operations Winston Bolo said the project is part of the development thrusts of the company and to address the needs of its clientele. 
The inauguration was graced by resident manager Paul M. Espina and vice-president for operations Hitoshi Sato and top guns of the company. 
Unveiling of the marker and ribbon-cutting were administered by Mr. Osamu Makimoto, PMSC president and Yosuke Tomida, PMSC vice-president and treasurer and Mayor Myrna Naldoza Schreurs and other guests. 
Blessing of the new facility was officiated by Rev. Fr. Sabino Rebosura II then turnover of the project by Mr. Takashi Shibuya, Jetty Pier project manager, to Mr. Sato. Mr. Arturo Bajao, assistant manager for maintenance did the inaugural heraldry. 
Fellowship dinner and inaugural program that ensued showed Mr. Paul M. …

Join Annual Provincial Tourism Quiz

By Fiel Adulf Mitra
In celebration of the National Tourism Week, the much-awaited Annual Provincial Tourism Quiz this year was finally witnessed by tourism stakeholders and enthusiasts at the Island City Mall Entertainment Center last Friday, September 19, 2008. The annual tourism competition is initiated by the Bohol Island Tour Guides Association of the Philippines , Inc. (BITGAP).
It has been sustained as the only annual tourism activity for the past eight years held every tourism month of September. The annual feat has become institutionalized and anticipated every year by schools, tourism and cultural workers and Boholanos who want to know more about what the beautiful province of Bohol can offer in terms of tourism sites, standards, services, cultural assets and projects as well as Bohol arts and environmental conservation.
BITGAP initiated the activity in 1999 with the objective of promoting and creating tourism and cultural awareness among Boholanos most especially among students…