New Bohol PNP chief Gornez lauds purok power movement

Newly installed Bohol Police Provincial Director Police Senior Superintendent (PSSupt.) Julius Cesar V. Gornez has lauded the continued implementation of the Countryside Development Program-Purok Power Movement (CDP-PPM) that brings some goods and free services to barangay folks down to the purok level.

Gornez who is exactly 16 days today in service as Philippine National Police chief in Bohol attended Thursday the CDP-PPM Medical/Dental Outreach and Agri-Caravan Hand Over and Induction of the Purok Sectoral Working Committees at Behind The Clouds in Batuan town.

The new PNP provincial head expressed elation over the program’s continued implementation for sustainable peace and development.


He described the CDP-PPM a real program that brings the government closer to the people.

fghGornez urged the barangay folks of Behind The Clouds to be vigilant to sustain peace and order in the locality.

1Lt. Mark Anthony Cardinoza for and in behalf of Brig. Gen. Ignacio B. Madriaga, AFP, 302ND Brigade, 31D assured the barangay folks that the Philippine Army (PA) is their partner for peace and development and that it is not only designed for war.

Cardinoza congratulated the newly organized Sector Working Committees (SWCs) and urged them to apply and develop the knowledge they learned from the Prosperity Team of the CDP-PPM to uplift their lives in the purok.

Executive Officer Renerio Makinano, Office of the Governor, emphasized that the main objective of the CDP-PPM is to empower the people at the purok level to work with the government towards peace and development.

Makinano reiterated that really there is no development if there is no peace.

He said the administration of Gov. Edgar M. Chatto considered peace and order as important ingredients for development.

Makinano said with the opening of the Bohol Panglao International Airport, the number of tourists coming to Bohol would double and would benefit also the town of Batuan.

The executive officer from the governor’s office mentioned some accomplishments of Gov. Chatto in his 38 years of service to the Boholanos to include the passage into law the conversion of the Central Visayas State College of Agriculture Forestry and Technology (CVSCAFT) into Bohol Island State University, one of the principal sponsors of the Agricultural Modernization Act and author of the New Tourist Act.

He said that the governor is very much thankful to the people of Behind the Clouds and asked for their continued support to the provincial government to build better Bohol with happy Boholanos.

Board Member Jade Bautista, chair, Committee on Health and Sanitation at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Bohol joined the CDPP-PPM Team and said to be the first ever provincial lawmaker who visited the remote barangay of Batuan, the Behind the Clouds.

In her message, Bautista said this will be the start of her frequent visit to the area.

Punong Barangay James B. Diolan, Dr. Joel Espila and Brando Jumawid in lieu of Mayor Antonino M. Jumawid thanked the provincial government of bringing goods and free services to the people of Behind the Clouds.

The barangay was the beneficiary of five heads of swine, six heads of cow, 100 sacks of organic fertilizers, 50 pcs. of bolo, 200 pcs. of coconut seedlings, 500 packs of vegetable seeds and 60 food packs.

Other services given were feeding, medical, dental, massage, circumcision, haircut and veterinary service. (Atoy Cosap)

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