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Butuan City government to ban alcoholic beverages next month

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

The Butuan City Council approved the Ordinance Number 5297-2017 that limits the sale and use of liquor in the area.

According to Eldie David of the Butuan City Information Office, the ordinance just needs the signature of Mayor Ronnie Vic Lagnada before it could take effect next month.

The ordinance states that the sale of liquor in the city is allowed only until 11 in the evening, while drinking of liquor at entertainment establishments will only is allowed until one midnight.

“With the joint inspection team are the personnel of the BCPO, Business Process and Licensing Office, CSWD, and our Environmental City Enro, and even our city architects’ office and the PIO in documenting this inspection.

Based on the record of the traffic section of the Butuan City Police, 74 of the accidents recorded in 2017 were due to drunk driving. Of the said cases, five were the fatalities.

Authorities say people under the influence of alcohol cause turmoil in the city.

“This has a huge impact in our peace and order. You saw before the effect when no one gets drunk. This will hugely help our peace loving Butuanons,” Butuan City Police Station 1 Chief P/SInsp. Paul Paden said.

Once the ordinance takes effect, the personnel of the business permit and licensing division of the city will make rounds with the police to issue citation tickets to violators. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue

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4 ‘notorious’ hold-uppers nabbed in Butuan City

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018

Four alleged notorious hold-uppers in Butuan City




BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – Four alleged notorious hold-uppers are facing charges of robbery with violence against a person, violation of RA 10591 and the Election Code after their arrest in Ampayon, Butuan City Thursday, May 17.

The suspects were identified as Rene Andohuyan, Jojie Torga, Richard Leonor and Glenn Aguilar.

Butuan City Police Station 4 commander Police Senior Inspector Roland Orcullo said the victim, a student of Caraga State University, identified the suspects through a recovered CCTV footage in the area of the incident.

Authorities recovered from the suspects a .45 calibre pistol, an ammunition device, a cellular phone and the suspects’ getaway vehicle. – Raymond Octubre

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Butuan PNP raises full alert over recent NPA attacks

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2018

PNP-Butuan City Police Office


The Philippine National Police (PNP) raised a full alert status in Butuan City after hundreds of suspected members of the New People’s Army stormed Butuan City Police Station 5 in Barangay, San Mateo on Thursday.

Despite the incident, Butuan police city director PSSupt. Albert Magno assured that even though the area is a stronghold of the rebel group, they have enough men to protect the station and the community.

“Enough na yung mga personnel natin doon (We have enough personnel there) and they are always ready and determined to defend the station,” Magno said.

The encounter between the police and the armed men lasted for about two hours. No one was injured among the policemen and there was no report of casualties on the side of the rebels.

Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of the Philippines expressed dismay over the actions of the communist group.

According to Captain Anthony Pueblas, spokesperson of the 402nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, the incident just showed that the reds are not taking the peace process seriously.

“Sa nangyari kanina, nakita natin kung gaano sila hindi sinsero doon sa hinihingi nila na peace negotiation. Kasi isa doon sa mga nailatag na agreements is no attack on government forces and especially no attacks on civilians,” he said. “Hindi na nila (inisip) yung civilian na nandoon na naka-surround doon sa police station sa San Mateo.”

(With what happened earlier, we have seen how insincere they are in the peace negotiation that they’ve been clamoring for. Because among the agreements made is no attack on government forces and especially no attacks on civilians. They did not even consider the civilians who were present and were surrounding the police station.)

The PNP and the AFP encourage the public to be vigilant and to help the government in its pursuit of the militants by reporting to authorities any suspicious individuals and activities in their areas. — Raymond Octobre | UNTV News & Rescue

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Butuan police intensifies “Oplan Bakal-Oplan Kapkap” in restobars

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, January 11th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Due to gang wars and the stabbing of a man at a bar in Butuan City last December 30.

The police in the area intensified the enforcement of Oplan Kapkap and Oplan Bakal in entertainment and dining establishments in the city.

Under the Oplan Bakal – Oplan Kapkap, cops will raid resto bars in the city and will frisk customers to determine if some of them bring firearms.

“The night patrols will be regularly done. We have patrol personnel roaming around,” said Butuan City Police Station 1 chief PSInsp. Paul Paden.

The police noted that owners of entertainment venues in the city have a few security personnel.

“We double the efforts during weekends. We try to enter and talk to the security guards on duty because they are our force multipliers,” said the police offer.

The Butuan police also urge the committee on peace and order of the city council to implement a liquor ban to avoid prevent commotion usually involving people. — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue

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