VP Leni rallies Nagueños’ support, lashes at detractors

Close to 2,000 supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo trooped to Plaza Rizal earlier this evening to attend a prayer rally versus cyberbullying.

Rep. Gonzalez, nagsayumang simbagon an pagboto pabor sa death penalty

Nagsayumang magsimbag sa mga kahapotan kan mga miembros kan lokal na media si Albay 3rd District Representative Fernando Gonzalez kun nata ta nagboto siyang pabor sa pag imponir liwat kan sentenciang kagadanan.

SP Cam Sur junks Mayor Bongalonta's motion to dismiss

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Sur has denied the second motion for an extension of time to file answer to the Administrative Complaint filed against him.

Iwal mag-agom ta mayong bagas, babayi nagadan

Makulit na iwal nin mag-agom huli sa kawaran nin bagas na pansapna an guinikanan tanganing maituklang kan lalaki an agom na babae na nagresulta para an huri bawian nin buhay.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CSNC Alumni Federation prexy announces schedule of election


DAET, Camarines Norte 3/22/17 (Bicol Standard)–Camarines Norte State College (CSNC) alumni Federation President Antonio Dongon has released yesterday a notice to all alumni of the said school reminding them of the scheduled simultaneous election of alumni officers.

Said election will be held in their different campuses on April 1 at 2 p.m.

Dongon told the BICOL STANDARD that as much as possible wants to invite as many alumni as possible so they can actively participate in choosing their officials who can represent them in the planning and crafting of programs that affects their campuses.

He reiterated that their participation in the alumni affairs would strengthen further the present involvement of former students who are still eager to help in the development of CSNC.

The simultaneous elections will be held in the following campuses: CSNSC Main, Labo, Abano, Entienza, and Mercedes.

Meanwhile, all elected presidents coming from the different campuses will also elect the alumni federation President, who will automatically be a member of the Board of Trustees of the CSNSC.

In the same interview, Dongon said that he still wants to make himself available to be the Federation President of the Alumni Association.

If re-elected, he said he will continue to provide the alumni a dignified representation, like what he is doing now.
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Masbate Gov. Kho cleared of graft charge



MANILA 3/22/17 (Bicol Standard)--The Sandiganbayan has cleared Masbate Gov. Antonio Kho of a graft charge involving the purchase of liquid fertilizer in 2004.

Also cleared were Provincial Administrator and Bids and Awards Committee Chairman Roger Rapsing and Hexaphil Agriventures Inc. Collector Victoria Ajero.

The anti-graft court's First Division said the "inordinate and oppressive" delay on the part of the Ombudsman was "a violation of the right of the accused to speedy disposition of cases."

The case stemmed from the allegedly unlawful disbursement of funds which formed part of the P728M fertilizer fund allocated for the implementation of the Farm Inputs and Farm Implements Program (FIFIP) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in February 2004 under Notice of Cash Allocation No. 222447-I.
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Labo Central Terminal project inaugurated

Labo Central Terminal inauguration
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LABO, Camarines Norte—The Php50 million Labo Central Terminal project funded by the local government was inaugurated here the other day in a simple ceremony.

Town mayor Joseph Ascutia said the modern government facility building in a 7,000-square meter area is more than enough to accommodate the needs of the transport sector in this town.

Ascutia further explained that this project is expected to decongest the major thoroughfares of this fast growing municipality. It will be able provide ample space to buses, jeepneys, vans, and multicabs that have regular trips to nearby municipalities. It will also service those with inter-provincial operations.

“We have provided a space for everybody, including the tricycles, to make them comfortable,” he said.

“I am almost certain that apart from the fact we will be able to generate funds from its operation, the primordial objective of this project is to solve the perennial traffic problem which has hounded us for many years,” he said.

Mayor Ascutia also announced that the said terminal is equipped with modern facilities like CCTV and clean comfort rooms for travellers.

Aside from the Sangguniang Bayan members who attended the inauguration, also present was Governor Edgar Tallado, his wife Josie Tallado, provincial Administrator Alvin Tallado and Vice Governor Jonah G. Pimentel.

Other government officials were also present during the said activity, including members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection, Barangay Officials, including representatives from the transport groups.

The Land Transportation office headed by Mrs. Nenita Llaban graced the occasion together with Mrs. Victoria Pandi, who was the guest of honor.
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TEACHER CORNER | Is the state of science and technology in the PH ready for global challenges?



by Grace Baldovia Veridiano
Senior High School Teacher III, Antipolo National High School

It is said that the state of science and technology in a country is directly correlated to its economic progress. Whatever progress a nation may have is largely due to said state. Thus, for a nation to enjoy economic progress, it must ensure that the state of science and technology in the country is at a good spot.

In the Philippines, many concerns have been identified with regard to the state of our science and technology. Among these are the lack of support for science and technology initiatives, a shortage of qualified and competent science teachers, and a lack of coordination among researchers.

These concerns make it problematic for the state of our science and technology to respond to global challenges such as the blurring of international borders via globalization, and the increasing pace of the development of science and technology in the international arena.

On the other hand, this is not to say that achievements are not being made by Filipino scientists. Indeed, advancements, particularly in the life sciences, biotechnology, engineering, agriculture and aquaculture, and the metal industry, are being recognized not only here but also abroad. Researches in health and food and nutrition are also gaining mileage. Several examples would be the achievements of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research Development (PCAARRD), as well as various private institutions in the Life Sciences. Also notable are the studies on the Philippines' biodiversity by botanists, zoologists, and biologists, as well as the works on bioethanol production. Likewise significant are advances in land cultivation, crop raising, mariculture and aquaculture, which have been helping put food on the tables of poor Filipinos.

In the end, the Philippines may not be among the leading nations in science and technology. However, what we have is a lot of untapped potential as a nation where there is significant interest in the field. Both the public and private sectors must, therefore, work hand in hand to support these sparks of hope in the development of science and technology, as their help is crucial if we want to contribute to the solving of global issues.

BICOL STANDARD welcomes articles by teachers and government employees. Please send them to bicolstandard@gmail.com.
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3ng babae arestado sa kasong Illegal Gambling


MERCEDES, Camarines Norte 3/22/17 (BICOL STANDARD) — Tulong babae na anas akusado nin pagsugal an dinarakop kan mga pulis susug sa mandamiento de arresto na hale sa jusgado digdi.

Nabisto an saindang mga pangaran na iyo sinda Virginia Ablao y Austria, Susay Roxas y Nebia asin Esperanza Dequina y Jardin, gabos taga Purok 4, Brgy. 4 sa banwaan na ini.

An mandamiento de arresto firmado ni Judge Victoria C. Dino-Reyes, an Presiding Judge kan Municipal Trial Court digdi.

May inaatubang sindang kasong pagbalga sa Presidential Decree 1602 (Illegal Gambling) na may rekomendadong fianza na kantidad P10,000.00 sa kada saro sainda.

Ipig presentar na kan pulis sa oficina kan MTC an mga inarestar.
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