Bicol International Airport, dai pa mahahaman

Ma-aatraso pang maray an pagpoon kan construction kan Bicol International Airport sa Daraga, Albay, pagkatapos na pondohon ini, apisar kan inaprobaran na ni Presidente Duterte an proyekto.

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.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Screening for Kasanggayahan Festival Queen begins Sept. 27

From the Office of the Provincial Governor of Sorsogon:

When: September 27, 2017 (1:00 pm)
Where: Fernando’s Bistro (Bitano, Sorsogon City)

One of the highlights of Kasanggayahan Festival this year, KASANGGAYAHAN FESTIVAL QUEEN 2017 is a beauty pageant depicting Sorsogon’s people and culture slated on October 24, 2017. It will showcase the cultural heritage of the candidates’ display of loveliness and artistry without vulgar display of skin. The promotion of Sorsogon pride, people’s awareness of our bounty, culture and development as a Province will be the main emphasis of the pageant.

1. Must be a naturally born female, single and never been married or given birth to a child.
2. A Filipino citizen. In case of dual citizenship, the candidate should have established at least 6 months residency.
3. At least 17 and not more than 25 years of age.
4. Born in Sorsogon or any of her parents is a naturally born Sorsoganon.
5. At least 5’4 in height.
6. Must represent any municipality or Sorsogon City.
7. Must never been proven of any scandal that tarnished her character.
8. Must possess excellent physical condition, beauty of face and proportionate body structure.

>Kasanggayahan Festival Queen 2017 - P75, 000 cash, trophy, sash and bouquet
>1st Runner Up – P50, 000 cash, trophy, sash and bouquet
>2nd Runner Up – P25, 000 cash, trophy, sash and bouquet
>Best in Gown - P5, 000 cash, trophy, sash and bouquet
>Best in Festival Attire - P5, 000 cash, trophy, sash and bouquet
>Best in Swimwear - P5, 000 cash, trophy, sash and bouquet
>Gayon Sorsogeña (Miss Photogenic) – P3, 000 cash, photo frame, trophy, sash and bouquet
>Online Choice Award - P3, 000 cash, trophy, sash and bouquet
>Ugaling Sorsogon Award (Miss Congeniality) - P3, 000 cash, trophy, sash and bouquet
>Best Designer Award (Festival) – P5, 000 cash, trophy and bouquet
OTHER THAN THE PRIZES MENTIONED, THE TOP 3 WINNERS WILL BE RECEIVING PACKAGES SUCH AS FREE TRAVEL AND A CHANCE TO REPRESENT THE PROVINCE TO NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. Corporate awards from various sponsors shall also be given. Non-winners will be receiving gift packs as consolation prizes.

GENERAL CRITERIA (Festival Queen):
>Beauty of the Face – 25%
>Figure – 25%
>Personality and Bearing – 25%
>Interview – 25%
Minor awards will be judged according to elegance, relevance, decency, authenticity, neatness and functionality of the attire. On the other hand, Gayon Sorsogueña or Miss Photogenic shall depict the face and attitude of a Sorsogueña, while Ugaling Sorsoganon Award shall be chosen by the candidates among themselves. Online Choice Award shall be given to any candidate who shall garner the highest LIKES in an official Facebook account of the Kasanggayahan Festival Queen.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

DOTr Usec. Chavez shrugs off graft complaint

NAGA CITY 9/20/17 (Bicol Standard)--DOTr Usec. Cesar Chavez said he deliberately withheld payment to Busan Universal Rail Inc. to protect public funds, and hence is antithesis to graft.

Earlier today, Chavez was among those named in a graft complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman by Korean-Filipino maintenance service provider Busan Universal Rail Inc. (BURI) for unpaid obligations amounting to P176 million.

"How can I be charged of graft when I am only protecting public funds?" he told the Bicol Standard.

"Isa sa gusto nilang bayaran ng DOTr sa kanila ay ang Logic Vehicle Unit. P4million ang halaga. Nabili nila ito sa Diamond Pearl, na pag-aari ng pamilya ni Marlo De La Cruz. Ang LVU ay bahagi ng Automatic Train Protection (ATP), or onboard signaling. Ang original equipment manufacturer ng signaling system sa MRT ay Bombardier. Walang Certificate of Origin at Factory Inspection Report na nakasama sa billing ng LVU. So saan galing ito? Hinihingi muna natin ng Certificate of Origin na kaya na withheld ang payment nito.

Pag kumpleto ang mga dokumento na requirement ng COA, binabayaran natin. Pag hindi, hindi rin natin binabayaran.

Bakit kailangan masinop sa pagsusuri ng billing? Para matiyak na original ang spare parts, at hindi rin galing sa 'cannibalized' o kinuha lang na piesa sa ibang bagon. Ito ay para sa kaligtasan ng mga mananakay," Chavez said.

CNorte punong brgy falls in entrapment op

DAET, Camarines Norte 9/20/17 (Bicol Standard)--A punong barangay was arrested in an entrapment operation for robbery extortion yesterday at around 3:45 p.m. at Freedom Park, Provincial Capitol Compound, Daet, Camarines Norte.

Ramon Avendano y Gonzales, of legal age, punong barangay, and resident of Barangay Manlucugan, Vinzons, Camarines Norte asked for P300,000.00 from victim Salve Delos Santos y Mago, the Vinzons police said.

Said money was for the retraction of the case for violation of Republic Act 7610 (Anti-Child Abuse Act) in which said barangay official was the complainant against the Delos Santos.

After negotiation, they agreed to the amount of Php170,000.00 since according to said baranagy official he will give some money to a certain media practitioner in the province.

The entrapment operation resulted to the arrest of the punong barangay and the recovery of the following items: Php 20,000.00; Php5,000.00 notarized entrapment money; case folder for violation of Republic Act 7610; “Kasunduan” dated September 18, 2017, signed by Punong Barangay Ramon Avendaño; two (2) pieces of live ammunition for caliber .45 pistol; and one cellular phone containing the conversations of the victim and the said media practitioner.

The punong barangay is presently under the custody of the Vinzons Municipal Police Station while the case against him is being prepared.

NKP-NKB hosts 19th Gawad Kilyawan

NAGA CITY 9/20/17 (Bicol Standard)--Nu Kappa Phi- Nu Kappa Beta Honor Fraternal Organization in collaboration with UNC Federation of Student Organization, Fraternities and Sororities sponsors the 19th Gawad Kilyawan, an annual art exposition of UNCeans’ aesthetic and artistic skills.

This year, the 19th Gawad Kilyawan is dubbed as “ORASAN: Mga Agi-aging Ginigirumdom nin Huli sa Tinatanaw na Pagka-aga” is inspired by the 70th founding anniversary of University of Nueva Caceres.

The event is composed of different activities which aim to showcase the works and talents of every organization thru a friendly art competition.

Each activity will be participated in by promising representatives from different academic/non-academic organizations, fraternities and sororities inside the university.

The event is slated on September 27, 2017 at the Students' Pavilion and Sports Palace.

VG Pimentel lobbies for CNorte hospital upgrade

Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital
Photo via

DAET, Camarines Norte 9/20/17 (Bicol Standard)--While recognizing that the services of Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital (CNPH) are wanting, Vice Governor Jonah Pimentel sought for public understanding regarding the problems that presently beset the state-run facility.

In his priviledge speech before the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan today, Pimentel narrated that several media outlets criticized the insufficient bed capacity of the provincial hospital.

He explained that on the day the media outfit visited, there were 239 patients confined in the hospital, which is more than double the bed capacity of 100.

It was mentioned in the media report that in one bed, there were two mothers and two infants. In addition, the bed covers were ripped and in deplorable condition.

Pimentel, instead of shunning the report and the negative comments it generated on social media, invited the members of the media to see for themselves the situation of the CNPH.

"Panahon na upang mabigyan ng lunas ang kakulangan sa bed capacity ng CNPH," he stated. "Isipin po natin kung paano tayo makatutulong sa problema dahil ang kalutasan nito ay mangangahulugan ng mas magandang serbisyo ng CNPH patungo sa katuparan ng kanilang misyon."

In an interview, Pimentel revealed that an annex with more beds is now in the pipeline to accommodate more patients.

The annex project has the support of Gov. Edgardo "Egay" Tallado and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

"The provincial government is not taking the situation lightly," Pimentel stressed.

This, he said, is in line with the hospital's mission of "high quality service and patient-centered satisfaction."

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VG Pimentel lobbies for CNorte hospital upgrade

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