Ombudsman Morales sacks Mayor Gaite

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the dismissal of town mayor Melquiades Gaite from office, due to the allegedly anomalous lease contract agreement for the lease of the public market.

NEDA OKs 5 multi-million projects for Bicol

At least 5 big-ticket projects in the Bicol region are part of the 55 flagship projects that the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) aims to complete or break ground by 2022.

Drink responsibly

Ano an pag-inom kan nakakaburat na inumon (alcoholic beverages) maraot o kasalan?

Boarding house sa Naga, target kan mga mahabon

Pinatanidan kan pulis an estudiante asin residentes digdi na dai imaging aliwalas sa saindang mga gamit sa tahaw na nagkapira nang incidente nin harabonan na an mayor na victima iyo an mga boarding houses.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Gov. Cua, Mayor Laynes ordered to answer complaints

VIRAC, Catanduanes 4/23/17 (Bicol Standard)-- The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered Gov. Joseph Cua and two others to file their answers and counter-affidavits to the administrative and criminal charges filed against them by Edralyn Pangilinan, the common-law wife of newsman Larry Que who was murdered here December last year.

Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Director Adoracion Agbada directed Gov. Cua, Virac Mayor Samuel Laynes and Barangay Palta Small Punong Barangay Hilario Tomangan Sarmiento to file within ten days upon receipt of the order their Counter-Affidavits, Affidavits of Witnesses, if any and such other controverting evidence.

The said counter-affidavits must be duly subscribed and sworn into before any Provincial, City or State Prosecutor, Notary Public, or any Ombudsman Investigator or Special Prosecutor, with proof of service of copies upon the complainant, within ten days from receipt thereof.

This is in connection with the discovery of a mega shabu laboratory here last year.

The order is dated April 11, 2017.

The complaint (Pangilinan) is blaming the above-mentioned officials for allegedly allowing or permitting such a large-scale shabu laboratory to operate just near the heart of the town, before it was discovered on November 26, 2016 at Barangay Palta Small.

The complainant believes that the death of Que is related to the proliferation of illegal drugs in the island province.

It will be recalled that Que contended against Mayor Laynes for the position of Virac town mayor in the latest polls.
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Parabulang binadil sa Daraga, Albay


DARAGA, Albay 4/24/17 (BICOL STANDARD) Dai namidbid an nagbadil, gadan ki Marcial Cerezo y Tania, kasubagong alas 11:55 nin aga sa Dona Paquita Subdivision, Purok 4, digdi.

Segun sa pulis, pig aaram pa ninda an motibo kan para gadan.

An nagbadil sa victima naka-sulot nin bonnet sa saiyang payo kan magrani saiya, asin tulos pinutokan kan armas na dai aram kun anong calibre.

Mientrastanto, si Careso nag-aarkila sana nin sadit na harong.

An declarasyon kan saro sa mga tugang kan ginadan iyo na an saiyang tugang pusikit na parabulang.

Nakakua an mga imbestigador nin nagkapirang pidaso nin aluminum foil, 2ng pisadong “tari” o tambod na gamit sa pagbulang.
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Swarms of flies invade Polangui


POLANGUI, Albay 4/23/17 (Bicol Standard) -- An ordinance that would regulate the operation of poultry farms here is expected to be passed to address the recurring health and sanitation problem of the swarms of houseflies.

In an interview, Vice Mayor Herbert Borja confirmed the information that the Sangguniang Bayan of this town has scheduled a public consultation, which will be participated in by the poultry raisers and the affected residents.

“It is true that we have been flooded with complaints regarding the swarms of house flies that have threatened the health of our residents. That is the reason why we will expedite the passage of an ordinance that would in effect regulate the said business,” Borja said.

He (Borja) also told the residents that the required environmental permits need to be religiously complied with by every owner of the poultry farms here.

At present, this town has been the primary the choice of many poultry raisers due to its transportation accessibility as well as its having the ideal climate for raising chickens, he added.

Borja believes that within 90 days from now, the Sangguniang Bayan will be able to enact an ordinance regarding this matter.
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Bicol’s no. 1 shabu suspect arrested


BAAO, Camarines Sur 4/23/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Wilson Baita y Comprado, considered as the No. 1 Regional and Provincial target of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Unit, and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team has been arrested.

Police reports say that Baita was captured in a buy-bust operation at Room 3, at Barangay Sagrada here, yesterday.

The suspect was collared after a long intelligence work conducted by the different anti-illegal drugs group in his hideout in the said barangay.

Apart from the suspected illegal drugs, the police operatives also recovered the buy-bust money from the possession of the said suspect.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

RD Buenafe awards Medalya ng Kagalingan to Masbate cops

LEGASPI CITY 4/22/17 (BICOL STANDARDA) — Bicol Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe and Masbate PNP Director P/SSupt. Froilan Elopre has awarded the seven (7) police officers of Uson, Masbate the Medalya ng Kagalingan after they survived an ambush and a twenty-minute gunfight with the members of the New People’s Army yesterday.




The incident occurred at Barangay Badling, Uson, Masbate, yesterday, 4 a.m.

The recognition ceremony was held at Camp Bonny Serrano in Masbate City.

Meanwhile, Buenafe had personally visited PO1 Chileto Amistad who was wounded in the said incident when he was hit by bomb fragments from an improvised explosive, allegedly planted by the rebels.

Amistad was also given the Wounded PNP Personnel Medal and financial assistance from the regional director, as well as from Governor Antonio Kho of Masbate Province.

Buenafe also ordered that a two-day Improvised Explosive Decive (IED) Identification and Awareness Course be immediately conducted so that all police personnel will be aware of this security threats.

It will be recalled that for the past few weeks the NPA rebels in Masbate has been very active, the latest of which was this incident where Amistad was wounded.
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