Monday, August 27, 2007

BSU Student Bags Gold in a Speech Contest

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City - A first year student of Bukidnon State University bags the gold in a recently concluded 8th Regional Philippine Army- Reserve Officer Training Corps(ROTC) Speech Contest.

The said contest was conducted last August 19, 2007 at BSU Auditorium.

Adjudged as champion was Dianne Mae Torres, a first year Hotel and Restaurant Management student.

The contest was participated in by seven (7) contestants coming from Region 10, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Caraga Region who were also the winners in their respective provincial-wide Speech Contest.

According to Dr. Rogelio Villamor, National Service Training Program Unit Coordinator of BSU the contestants represented the 7 Community Defense Centers (CDC) of the entire Mindanao namely: 1001 CDC, Butuan Cadet Karen Bordeos, 1002 CDC Iligan Cadet Charisse Mae Salcedo, 1003 CDC Bukidnon Cadet Dianne Mae Torres, 1004 CDC Marawi Cadet Remilyn Linquiqan, 1005 CDC Cagayan de Oro Cadet Remo James Alsa, 1006 CDC Surigao Salahudin Abdelgafur and Camiguin Province Cadet Metchilyn Lantaca.

The theme of the contest was “ROTC – Training the Youth for a Progressive Nation”.


Friday, August 24, 2007

Rape Suspect Throw Grenade to Police Officers; 1 Killed, 4 Wounded

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City - One police officer was killed while four others were wounded in a grenade blast allegedly thrown by lone suspect who was a target of police operation due to a rape case early dawn last August 23, this year.

Killed was P02 Roy Francisco while wounded were PO3 Esmeraldo Cahilig, PO3 Joseph Galupo, SPO1 Melchor Hinlo and Police Inspector Crisanto Molina.

Prior to the incident, Malaybalay City PNP received information on the where about of the suspect identified as Moises Brandia of Purok 5,Barangay 9 this city.

Upon serving the warrant of arrest, the suspect hurriedly run away and allegedly throw the grenade towards the arresting officers.

Officer Francisco transpired while on the way to Cagayan de Oro City due to wounds on different parts of the body while the four wounded were admitted at a local hospital.

Also wounded in the blast was the mother of the suspect but out of danger.

As of press time, a hot pursuit operation was conducted against the suspect. (with report from Jhonny Failago)


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Barangay at SK Election Tuloy

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon - Wala nang makakapigil at tuloy na tuloy na ang halalan sa barangay at SK ngayong Oktubre 29.

Ito ang pagsisiguro na sinabi winifredo salilo ang city election officer didto sa siyudad ng malaybalay sa panayam ng ating himpilan.

Sa katunayan anya, plantsado na ang mga skedyul sa kanilang tanggapan bilang paghahanda sa naturang eleksiyon.

Ayon kay salilo ang filing of certificates of candidacy o COC ay nakatakda ngayong oktubre 11- hanggang 18 taong kasalukuyan.

Habang may sampung araw na campaign period ngayong oktubre 19 hanggang

Nililinaw ni salilo na ang barangay at SK election ay non partisan at di dapat makialam ang mga kasalukuyang mga opisyal.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Creating Powerful Radio Seminar Held

by: Aurell P. Arais

Davao City- Radio still has its own space despite on the existence of various communication medium including the so-called high technology gadgets nowadays.

This was the encouragement uttered by Valerie Geller, an internationally acclaimed broadcast consultant working with stations that emphasize news, talk, information and personality radio and author of various broadcast publications.

Geller was the resource person during a one day seminar dubbed as “Creating Powerful Radio” held at Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City last August 15, 2007.

The said seminar was attended by more than 30 radio personalities both from AM and FM all over Mindanao and Visayas.

During the open forum Geller said that the existence of radio industry depends on the current radio players.

“1920’s was the era of television, many projected radio will perished but eventually it has survived, 1990’s was the era of newspapers again it was projected radio will but it has survived, now on high technology age with internet, mobile phones, mp3 etc. radio will still exist since it is the most convenient medium but its life depends on you (referring to the broadcasters). If you let radio listenership to die then radio would definitely die.

Few decades ago, radio was the dominant communication tool but with television, newspapers and now with internet era its pie in listenership becomes smaller and smaller.

Listenership is the game for survival hence the more listeners the station has, the more advertisement will pour in.

Geller emphasized to achieve a powerful radio it must have the following criteria; tell the truth, never be boring and make it better.

Creating powerful radio seminar was jointly undertaken Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), Coca-cola Phils. and Philippine Airlines.


Thursday, August 9, 2007

Dengue Downed 11 in Bukidnon

by: Aurell P. Arais

A total of eleven persons were confirmed dead due to dengue in the province.

This was learned from Dr. Inosentes Dagohoy, Provincial Health Officer during the round table discussion regarding the matter.

Based on data, in the whole province from January to June this year, 672 cases were reported and 11 of them died.

Due to high incidence of dengue Inosentes said they are currently intensifying their education and information campaign to all municipalities in the province with the municipal health officers and there respective local government units.

Still he said cleanliness is the best weapon to get rid of mosquitoes that are carrier of the said deadly disease. (with report from Jhonny Failago)


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Bukidnon Pseudo-Rabies Free; Hog Cholera under Control

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City - Bukidnon have nothing to worry on the dreaded hog disease called hog cholera and pseudo-rabies affecting hundreds of pigs in Bulacan and Pampanga.

This was the clarification made by Dr. Nancy V. Diez the Provincial Veterinary Officer in the province in an interview over DXDB Bukidnon.

Dr. Diez said that in whole province of Bukidnon there is no records of case of pseudo-rabies even a single one so it is safe to say that Bukidnon is pseudo-rabies free.

However on hog cholera, the provincial veterinary office monitored (11) cases as of June this year from four municipalities and one city in the province namely Cabanglasan, Malitbog, Libona, Manolo Fortich and Valencia City.

But she said that the said case is very minimal and already controlled.

In fact Bukidnon even supplied hog products to other provinces.

Dr. Diez advised hog raisers to maintain cleanliness on piggery farm and to have a regular vaccination to protect animals from diseases.