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Mindanao Newsbits for November 13, 2014.

NEW POLICE CHIEF

Kidapawan City - A new city police director here assumed his post on Tuesday. Superintendent Franklin Anito was assigned by PNP Sr. Supt. Danny Peralta of the Cotabato Provincial Police Office (CPPO) to lead Kidapawan City PNP, a day after City Mayor Joseph Evangelista expressed his frustration over the low crime efficiency rate of the local police. Evangelista, in an interview, said he called the provincial police director of North Cotabato to ask for a new chief of police. The city police, since October, has been manned only be a senior inspector after City Police Director Superintendent Gilberto Tuzon underwent schooling at the regional police headquarters in General Santos City. Evangelista added that the performance of the city PNP under a previous leadership was "very disappointing." (Malu Cadelina Manar)

LIVELIHOOD PROJECTS

Butuan City - At least 36,340 beneficiaries in Caraga Region are expected to benefit from the various infrastructure and livelihood projects under the Mindanao Rural Development Program 2 (MRDP 2). The MRDP 2, implemented in Caraga region through the Department of Agriculture (DA), has a total budget of more than R1.9 billion and will be hitting its time of completion by the end of this year. The subprojects are under Rural Infrastructure (RI), Natural Resources Management (NRM), and Community Fund Agricultural Development (CFAD) components. The subprojects per category amounting to R282,250,000 were accomplished in the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, and Dinagat Islands Province. For the RI component, an amount of R861,510,230 has supported farm-to-market roads, bridges, irrigation systems, and potable water systems among others. CFAD was able to address 226 livestock subproject, 111 fisheries, 106 crop production, 104 pre and post harvest facilities, and 55 small infrastructure subprojects, catering a total number. (Mike Crismundo)

GERMAN ASSISTANCE

Butuan City - Technical assistance to the conflict transformation seminar on alternative dispute resolution, environmental laws and customary laws will be extended by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The GIZ is extending its technical assistance to Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) College, in line with the school's legal assistance program. The FSUU will be holding their seminar at the AVRI1 Main Building here on Nov. 26. FSUU-College of Law Dean Josefe C. Sorrera-Ty said the seminar aims to address environmental and customary issues; provide different machineries of alternative dispute resolutions anchored on the present environmental and customary laws in the perspective of conflict sensitivity and conflict transformation. (Mike Crismundo)

NEW PNP PERSONNEL

Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, Butuan City - Sixty-six new non-uniformed personnel (NUP) of Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) recently took their oath at PRO 13 Grandstand, Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez here. The new NUP recruits - who are part of the 325 applicants who passed the series of selection process - will be deployed as crime registrars and radio operators to the various police stations in Caraga Region. They will replace uniformed personnel equipped with police skills and training but are doing office works in various police stations in the region. In his message, Chief Supt. Ombao is confident that with the hiring of more civilians, PRO 13 will be able to free more policemen from office duty. Hence, increasing the number of uniformed policemen patrolling the streets to prevent possible commission of crime. (Mike Crismundo)

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Date:Nov 12, 2014
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