August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, July 6 (PIA) --Slowly but surely, Tagbilaran City is arming its police officers, especially in the onset of gun wielding criminals and drug personalities. 

From the national government, city crime busters are provided with 51 brand New Glock 9MM handguns, Mayor John Geesnell Yap bared during his State of the City Address last week. 

The 51 brand new handguns is also complemented by the city government sourced out M4 rifles, about 10 new units have been added to its armory inventory, the mayor announced too. 

The announcement drew a considerable applause from a satisfied crowd of city hall supporters and local government officials attending the mayor's second SOCA after assuming power. 
Already admitting shortage of police warm bodies just as Tagbilaran City continues to attract migrants, local officials led by Mayor Yap admit crime fighting has never been more challenging and he has pushed for an ingenious solution to the problem.

Already sending the formal request to the Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership for more police officers considering the bloated population to police ratio, Mayor Yap firms up his Active Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT) as police force multipliers in the mean time.

The mayor said around 500 ALERT personnel are now helping police secure the city's 15 barangays from criminal elements. 

City police chief and newly promoted Police Supt George Vale insists crimes can be minimized with the conduct of regular foot and mobile patrols, rigid implementation of police check points all over the city and the deployment of ALERT members. 

For its visibility and capacity in pursuing motorcycle riding criminals or those riding in tandem teams, the city police recently had three brand new motorcycle units for its innovative Motorcycle Anti-Street Crime Operatives (MASCO). 

Capping police capability and visibility are two new police patrol vehicles which the mayor also turned over shortly before the SOCA. 

The city has just implemented no-nonsense business and real property tax campaign, generating a whooping Php202,960,857.60 increase in local income during the 1st 2 years of the mayors term, sources at the mayors office said. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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