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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Monday, October 12, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, October 9 (PIA)--If records are taken at a glance, there is some truth in saying that driving in Bohol is never really fun. 

And no matter how a good driver you are, you are not spared from those accidents-waiting to happen through unregulated drunk driving and over-speeding freaks. 

Crime data from police crime database at Camp Dagohoy revealed that in September, the seven homicide cases recorded in Bohol were all caused by vehicular accidents.

Moreover, in the presentation he shared to the members of the Bohol Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Thursday, October 8, Police Superintendent Pedrillo M. Villamor pointed out that of the 164 physical injury cases noted in Bohol for the period, a total of 112 of these are caused by traffic related incidents. 
This, PSupt. Villamor said, is 68% of the incidents. 

While it is also a common belief that several of these vehicular accidents are preventable should the authorities get serious in their jobs, the problem of unregulated drunk or driving under influence of liquor or drugs driving largely figures out in these accidents. 

A common traffic problem here which causes most accidents is the drivers who obtained licenses despite their apparent ignorance of the traffic laws.

In Tagbilaran City, drivers casually swerve and weave through traffic in solid yellow lines where overtaking is prohibited, and put on high beams for night driving, oblivious to the other inconvenienced drivers of vehicles in the opposite direction. 

Defensive drivers ascribe to the problem with the Land Transportation Office policy of granting drivers' licenses even to those in absentia. 

Moreover, several drivers in Bohol do not even hold valid licenses, according to police post accident investigation records. 

If it is not dangerous drivers on the road, alcohol and drug intoxicated drivers are usual in accidents, the same accident reports indicate. 

According to the LTO, they are curbing the problem of fixers, but have yet to show the effects of their new policies. 

The government transportation authority also informed the PPOC that it has bought Alcohol Breath Analyzer to aid traffic marshals in getting drunk drivers off the streets. It has not put up a position however for somebody to man the machine. 

On the other hand, the LTO, through registrar Erwin Patalinghug said they have just deputized police traffic constables to implement the traffic laws in their respective towns. 

The deputation of traffic police also comes with the handling of Temporary Operators Permit which allows police to issue citation tickets for traffic offenders. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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