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.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

PNP, nagpagiromdom kan mga reglamento sa paputok

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PILI, CSUR— Ipinaluwas kan PNP Provincial Office an mga pagiromdom manongod sa mga paputok na pwedeng gibuhon, ipabakal asin gamiton digdi.
An lista, na ibinase sa Republic Act 7183 o “An Act Regulating the Sale, Manufacture, Distribution and Use of Firecrackers and other Pyrotechnic Devices,” ipinublicar sa information guide na pinapalakop ngonian sa provincia.
Kabali sa mga legal na paputok iyo an baby rocket, bawang, El Diablo, Judas Belt, paper caps, pulling of strings, sky rocket o kwitis, an sadit na triangulo, butterfly, fountain, jumbo regular, luces, Mabuhay, Roman candle, sparklers, trompillo, whistle devices, mga pailaw o pyrotechnic devices, asin an iba pang mga klase na may exposive content na kapareho kan mga nasambit na paputok.
Mientrastanto, ipinapangalad man an paggibo, pagpabakal asin pag-gamit kan mga darakulaon na paputok arog kan Super Lolo, Giani Whistle Bomb, mga imported na paputok, mga paputok na may gabat na labi sa 0.2 gram, asin an mga paputok na sinasalak an sulfur asin chlorate.
Peligrosong maray an mga paputok na ini, segun sa PNP, kaya makusog an saindang pangapudan na dai na an mga ini pag-gamiton.
Kaiba pa sa mga pagiromdom iyo an pag-kua nin permit o lisensya para sa mga boot maggibo, magpabakal, asin magpadalan nin fireworks display.
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Doktor, hinold-up


ni Oscar Esmenda

GOA, CSUR— Sarong lalaki an victima na naman kan nagdadakol na kaso nin holdup igdi sa provincia.
An lalaki, binistong si Bobby Felipe, 51 años, sarong doktor asin residente kan San Juan Evangelista, Centro Poblacion sa banwaan na ini.
Si Felipe nagmamaneho pasiring sa ciudad nin Naga kan siya magpundo sa gilid kan tinampo. Duwang lalaki na dai pa namimidbid an tulos nagrani sa victima asin tinutukan siya nin badil asin nagdeklarar na sinda nangangaipo sana nin kwarta.
Linaog kan duwang suspetsado an auto kan victima asin kinua an saiyang bag na may P20,000, $5,000, pasaporte, immigrant VISA, VISA pocket, Lenovo laptop,  duwang cellphone, asin wallet na may kantidad 500 pesos.
Segun ki Felipe, an mga suspetsado nakasulot nin helmet na natahuban an saindang lalawgon. Nagdulag an mga nang-holdup pasiring sa direksyon kan Pili, sa provinciang ini.
Pinag-aadalan pa kan mga autoridad an  insidente, tanganing maaprehender an mga  suspetsado.
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Driver kan bus, gadan sa aksidente

Photo: Lupi Municipal Police Station

ni Melvin Machado

LUPI, CSUR— Gadan an driver kan Cagsawa Travel Tours na si Manuel Midel,59 anos kan Commonweath, Quezon City matapos na maipit ini sa manibela sa kusog kan pagkakasalpok sa likodan kan trailer truck.
An nasambit na truck, may plate number ULE 919, asin na pinagmamaneho kan sarong Anastacio dela Cruz kan Bagong Silang, Calookan City pasado alas dos nin maagahon kan sarong aldaw.
Ipinarada soboot kan tsuper ang trailer trak sa gilid kan tinampo sa barangay Cabutagan, banwaan na ini huli ta nagkaigwa nin problema sa makina. Pasiring sa Tacloban City an trailer truck, asin kargado nin hardware materials.
Susug sa imbestigasyon, dae nahiling kan bus driver ang nakaparadang truck sa gilid kan tinampo huli ta maambon.
Mayo man nairido sa treinta y sieteng pasahero kan nasabing truck.
Magigirumduman na nagkundusir nin pagbendisyon sa mga accident-prone area sa kalabaan kan national highway ang PNP Provincial Office matapos kaini manotaran ang pagdakol kan mga vehicular accident na nairereport hale sa nasambit na lugar sa mga municipal police stations.
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Tupada, dinakop kan CIDG

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SIPOCOT, CSUR— Orog pang pina-isog kan Philippine National Police an saindang kampanya kontra sa ilegal na burulang o tupada.
Sa spot report na naresibi kan Provincial Headquarters, sinabi sa bareta na an pinagsarong miembros kan CS CIDT na pinapamayuhan ni PSI Elmer Mota Galan, na nasa lindong kan superbisyon ni PCI Eugene Naliasca Rebadomia, Cam Sur PPSC, asin Sipocot Municipal Police Station an nagresulta sa pagkakadakop kan mga persona na imbuwelto sa ilegal na burulang.
Pigmidbid kan mga autoridad an mga na-aprehender na iyo sinda Nestor Montanez y Villarivera, 40 años, residente kan barangay Haluban, Lupi; Edgardo Bersabe, 45 años, taga Bolo Norte; Liberato Marasigan kan barangay Salandra;  Hermogenes Cabingan, 54 años, asin taga Calagbangan; asin Eduardo Gutierrez, na taga Sitio Sta. Cruz, Brgy. South Centro.
Sinda gabos, sa report kan pulis, anas mga parataya sa tupada.
Mientrastanto, na-confiscar sa mga suspetsado an kantidad P2,390; duwang may lugad nang manok na pambulang; duwang tambod; tolong pedasong kahoy na may surat na “Llamado,” “Meron” asin “Wala;” sarong pad nin notebook na suratan kan mga taya.
An namamayo kan  patupadang ini  sarong nagngangaran na Tomas Abelardo kan South Villazar, banwaan na ini.
Marikas na nakadulag si Abelardo sa nasambit na raid.
An mga personang nasambit sasangatan nin asunto kriminal sa paglapas sa PD 449, o inaapod na Illegal Cockfighting.
Huli ta sinda nadakop sa aktong nagpaparticipar sa tupada, pakatapos kan inquest proceedings, sinda sasangatan na nin kaso.
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Best meteor shower of 2013 peaks December 14

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Stargazers in the Bicol Region are in for a spectacular sky show this week as one of the best meteor showers of the year peaks on December 14.
The meteor shower, which is called Geminids because of the constellation Gemini from which it appears to radiate, will be the last meteor shower of 2013. The meteors will be visible around the stars Castor and Pollux.
This meteor shower is caused by the Earth’s crossing of the path of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon. Said asteroid sheds rocky debris because of the intense heat of the sun that causes bits of it to break. Such bits travel at speeds of around 130,000 kilometers per hour, and are seen from Earth as the Geminid meteors.
One of the most highly-anticipated meteor showers every year because of its bright, highly visible meteors, the Geminids can be seen from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Astronomers caution, however, that this year, the light from the waxing gibbous moon may obscure some meteors. Nonetheless, since the Geminids meteors are typically bright, some of these may still be quite visible.
They recommend for people to watch for these meteors in the hours before dawn on December 13 and 14, as this is when the most meteors can be seen. On the average, 50 to 100 meteors can be seen per hour during the Geminids. It is also advised that observers find a spot where there is little light pollution which may interfere with the view.


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Principal’s Test gets reset to January 14

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LIGAO CITY— DepEd has rescheduled the 2013 Principal’s Test to January 12, 2014, according to a memorandum from Ruth Legaspi-Fuentes, Director II of said government agency.

In the memorandum, Legaspi-Fuentes says that the recent calamities that struck the Philippines, such as the killer earthquake in October, and super typhoon Yolanda last month, prompted them to decide on the new schedule.

The Principal’s Test is an examination for aspirants of the Principal I position as well as applicants for the Reclassification of School Heads Positions (RSHP).

It is a mechanism for selecting competent school heads (SHs) in the public basic education sector. Teachers who have experience of at least five (5) years in aggregate as head teacher, teacher-in-charge, master teacher and teacher III are qualified to take the test.

The following performance domains are covered by the examination: school leadership, instructional leadership, creating a learning climate, professional human resource development, parent involvement and building communities, school management and daily operations, personal integrity and interpersonal sensitivity, English language proficiency, and reading comprehension.
Testing centers have been designated in 16 regions. In Bicol, the testing center is Ligao National High School in Ligao City, Albay.

The Department of Education (DepEd) through the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) is in charge of administering the Principal’s Test.


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NEA files petition for Aleco power rate hike

LEGAZPI CITY— Unknown to the 250,000 power consumers in Albay, the National Electric Administration (NEA) has filed for a power rate increase in anticipation of the final takeover of the San Miguel Corp. (SMC) of the operation of its recently acquired bankrupt electric cooperative of the province, according to documents obtained by the Philippine News Agency.
Albay Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda, who was among the strong and leading proponents for the Albay Electric Cooperative’s (Aleco) privatization, could not be contacted for comment even as consumers and multi-sectoral stakeholders’ organizations expressed their grave concern and protests, claiming “we were cheated and fooled by the NEA.”
Salceda had been quoted in the past that under SMC, an increase in power rate was remote until a reasonable period of time.
On Aug. 21, the troubled Aleco, which is saddled by close to P4 billion debts, was finally awarded to SMC after it won as the lone bidder to be Aleco’s concessionaire for 50 years.
Three other bidders – the Manila Electric Corp., Lopez group and Aboitiz -- opted to back out at the last minute during the Aug. 21 scheduled bidding here, saying some of the items of the Terms of Reference were not acceptable.
What surprised certain sectors was that Aleco, on NEA’s order, has filed a petition with the Energy Regulatory Commission for an upward rate adjustment, a manipulative move hidden from the noses of the public, said Ephraim De Vera, an official of the Aleco Employees Organization (Aleo).
De Vera quoted NEA-Aleco project supervisor Veronica Briones as saying that the petition for rate readjustment was hatched as early as June, contrary to her often reiterated pronouncements during the more-than-a-year deliberation over the privatization move that power rate increase was out of the issue.
According to documents, an alleged public hearing and consultation for the proposed rate increase was conducted by the NEA but hidden from the public last Nov. 28 at the Aleco office with only seven consumer-members attending against the 250,000 members.
Santiago appealed to the Aleco board and NEA officials to keep their word of honor and sought consumers’ vigilance now that Aleco is under a concessionaire.
Rep. Fernando Gonzalez (Albay, 3rd district) said he is not aware of the rate hike petition.
Gonzalez was among the three Albay lawmakers who joined the efforts to privatize Aleco, the third biggest cooperative and among the 10 worse for alleged graft and corruption.
Mayor Noel Rosal of Legazpi cried foul, saying he was never aware of the proposed rate increase.
Rosal was among the major players who pushed for the Aleco privatization.
The documents said a certain Atty. Alfredo Non from the ERC attended and presided over the farce public hearing where he announced and justified that all the pre-requisites had been allegedly provided by NEA to conduct the public hearing. (PNA)


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Roxas’ vindictive politics


As if DILG Sec. Mar Roxas’ popularity has not been wrecked enough by the government’s ineptitude in the Yolanda situation, along came a video this week showing him telling off Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez.
In the video, Roxas uttered clearly and plainly “You’re a Romualdez, and the President is an Aquino,” dragging into the situation the long-winded, bitter antagonism between the two political clans. To his credit, Roxas’ sound bite rivals the President’s own insensitive “But you’re still alive, aren’t you?” quip a few weeks ago in its tastelessness, so Aquino cannot really slap him with any form of ascendancy.
The video immediately went viral, with netizens blasting the blatant vindictiveness which drips from Roxas’ words. In his defense, Roxas claimed that the video was edited in a malicious way, and that he was merely misconstrued. Unfortunately for Roxas, the full, 42-minute video of the meeting is also available online, showing in even more detail the context of his statement.
Editing or no editing, what Roxas meant with his words was clear as daylight. Its implication was perfectly understandable for anyone who knows even the slightest smattering of Philippine history.
In a ridiculous twist of irony, Roxas’ words comes shortly after NDRRMC’s Voltaire Gazmin called for the setting aside of politics in the relief efforts. Roxas’ words, however, shows that such admonition is not only insincere, but also selective. It appears to be directed to anyone but themselves who may very much let their political agenda take over the reins.
As the alter ego of the President, Roxas should be more careful with what words he spits, especially now when the devastation has caused emotions to become heightened among Filipinos. Of course, this is not to say that what Roxas said would be forgivable at any other time when things are more normal; it would have been equally despicable at any other occasion. However, it is worth pointing out that people, particularly the youth who played a large role in spreading the video, are not merely reacting so passionately because the statement was said in the wake of Yolanda. Rather, they are voicing out their dismay at the utterance because of how it exposes the horrendous nature of our government, which is to be blinded by political affiliations even during a disaster.
For Roxas, the sentence may have been a slip of the tongue. However, as psychologist Sigmund Freud would argue, these accidents in speaking often reveal concealed beliefs that are planted firmly in one’s subconscious. He said what he meant and meant what he said.
What is perhaps even more repulsive about the issue is Roxas’ continued insistence that he had only been put in a bad light. He could have humbled himself and apologized for his words instead of trying to convince anyone who would listen to his pathetic excuse for an explanation. By doing so, he could have rectified the situation (to the extent that it can be corrected) and granted some modicum of integrity to this morally-deprived government.

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Brownout looms anew over Rinconada area

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IRIGA CITY— Another disconnection notice threatens to cut the power supply in the Rinconada area.

The district, which has just emerged from a week-long power outtage, currently has an unpaid debt amounting to P3 million pesos per day from its supplier, San Miguel Electric Cooperative (SMEC).

Yesterday, representatives from CASURECO III, SMEC, the National Electrification Administration (NEA), as well as Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jericho Petilla met at Malacanang Palace to discuss the issue. Said parties reached an agreement that allows CASURECO III to settle its debt until February 2014. If the debt remains unpaid, according to the agreement, the power supply will once again be cut off, and NEA would be forced to take over the electric cooperative.

CASURECO III is mulling the possibility of applying for a P50 million loan from NEA to add to the amount it needs to collect to pay off its massive debt.

Last week, around 66,000 consumers of the electric cooperative suffered a brownout after CASURECO III failed to pay its bills for the previous month. Said consumers are residents of the towns of Bula, Baao, Balatan, Bato, Nabua, Buhi and the city of Iriga in this province.


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Mga parol na gibo sa recyclable na materiales, ibinida kan PNP


PILI, Camarines Sur— Dakulang kaogmahan an dinadara kan mga darakula asin makokolor na parol na ibinogtak kan PNP Provincial Office sa saindang opisina.

An mga parol na ini parte kan sarong contest kan mga hepatura sa provinciang ini sa makakagibo kan pinakamagayon na parol.

Manlaen-laen na recyclable asin indigenous na materiales an ginamit para sa pagibo kan mga higanteng parol na ini, arog kan  mga boteng plastic, bunot nin niyog, banig, water hyacinth, asin pili nut shell.

37 na hepatura an nagbale sa kompetisyon, na matapos sa fecha 17 kan Disyembre, an aldaw kun nuarin iaanunsyar an mga nanggana.

Taon-taon nagigibo an PNP kan kompetisyon na ini, tanganing ipaheling man an mga abilidad kan mga pulis  bako lang sa pagpasunod kan ley, kundi pati naman sa pagpapagayon kan kapalibutan gamit ang mga materiales na barato asin madaling makua.

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DOH-CHD to hire 900 nurses in 2014

LEGAZPI CITY--The Center for Health Development (CHD) of the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol region has announced the hiring of registered nurses to fill up 900 slots for the entire region under its Nurse Deployment Project for 2014.

DOH Bicol regional director Gloria Balboa said a total of 900 registered nurses for Bicol will be hired and prorated per province and municipality based on the list provided by the agency.

According to Balboa, the project under department circular No 2013-0403 responds to the commitment of the government to provide additional workforce for the health sector and avenue for capacity development particularly for nurses.

“DOH will be implementing advisories to ensure systematic and organized selection process and deployment,” she said.

Under the project, applicants are required to submit their application letter, filled-up application form, current curriculum vitae and photocopy of their Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) ID and certificates of trainings attended.

Those who passed the written exam on December 7 at 9:00 am will be interviewed for the oral exam from December 9-13, 2013 at the DOH Provincial Office.

All applicants for the written exam should be at the testing center at least one hour prior to the start of the exam.

Testing centers designated for applicants in the six provinces of the region are Bicol University College of Sciences in this city for Albay, Daet Elementary School for Camarines Norte, BMC Auditorium and Bicol Medical Center Compund in Naga City for Camarines Sur, Sorsogon East Central School in Burabod Elementary School for Sorsogon and Masbate National Comprehensive High School for Masbate.

The venue for Catanduanes is yet to be determined by the agency.

CHD will be releasing and posting the list of qualified applicants starting December 23, 2013 in respective DOH provincial offices.

The same list will also be submitted to the Health Human Resource Development Bureau of the DOH in Manila not later than December 24.

For further queries and clarifications, interested applicants can personally contact or call their respective DOH provincial offices. The contact number for Albay is (052)483-5656, Camarines Norte (054) 440-2372, Camarines Sur (054) 473-0486, Sorsogon (056) 211-4713, Masbate (056) 582-0274 and Catanduanes 09175066501. (PIA)

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Palarong Bicol 2014 budget lacks P6.4M

 
VIRAC, CATANDUANES—With a little over a month left before the holding of the next Palarong Bicol in the island province of Catanduanes, organizers of the said sporting event are still confronted with a budgetary shortfall.
A local newspaper report said that as of last September, Rep. Cesar Sarmiento of the province’s lone district already advised DepEd regional officials to transfer the venue to another province in the mainland, citing the difficulty in securing additional funding.
Organizers of the Palaro explained that over half of the P11.1 million budget is yet to be secured.
Last week, the Department of Education Division of Catanduanes called stakeholders to a planning conference which ended with no certainty that they would be able to generate the P6,445,600 needed for the sports activities scheduled from February 1 to 7.
Last year, the regional Palaro was also held in this province. The sports officials admitted that they received financial support from the national government amounting to P50 million. Out of the said amount, P6 million is left which the national government requested to be returned to the national coffers.
Meanwhile, Dicol Rojas, chief of staff of Cong. Sarmiento said that their district representative is still finding ways to source out funds. He explained, however, that they are finding it difficult to look for additional financial support especially with the scrapping of the pork barrel fund.
The Department of Education Regional Office V is yet to give its reaction regarding this matter.
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Nagueña named 2013 National Outstanding SPED Teacher

NAGA CITY— A  teacher of the Naga City SPED Center was awarded 1st Place National Winner in the Search for 2013 Outstanding SPED Teachers Handling Children with Hearing Impairment.
The teacher, Cyril Amoroso-Vivo, is from barangay Bagumbayan Norte. Affectionately called Teacher Cyril by her pupils and colleagues,  she has been working in the Naga City SPED Center since 2005.
Nagueña named 2013 National Outstanding SPED Teacher
Nagueña named 2013 National Outstanding SPED Teacher
(Photo courtesy of Mrs. Cyril Amoroso-Vivo)
She recounts that the Search began in September 2013. However, initially, the contest did not excite her as she considered that her co-teachers may be interested in the award, as well.

Showing utmost humility, she waited until no one showed an intent before she joined the contest.
Mrs. Edna San Jose, SPED Supervisor Dr. Renato Gavino, and co-teachers in the Naga City SPED Center all showed their support, encouraging and assisting her in the challenge.

Vivo bested other teachers in the three levels of the contest: division, regional, and finally, national.
In the division level, she was endorsed by Schools Division Superintendent Emma I. Cornejo, CESO IV, after she passed the screening conducted by Dr. Renato Gavino and Mrs. Francia Regulto, EPS, headed by Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Dolores Q. Mapusao.
Having hurdled said level, Vivo proceeded to the regionals, where she needed to submit documents to fulfill the criteria. She was named the winner out of the four contenders from Bicol.

“I think one of the deciding factors for my winning was my performance as Concurrent Resource Speaker on the topic ‘Best Practices for Children with Hearing Impairment.” says Vivo.

However, ultimately, she believes that it was her passion for teaching and compassion to serve the special learners that made her achieve the prestigious award.

Apart from the national recognition, however, Vivo has received plenty of other accolades as a teacher. Among these are ranking first in the selection of Master Teachers in the division, as well as the Best in Teacher Uniform Award during the Search for Miss DepEd Naga City Division. She also published a book called My First Book of Words, as well as an article called “Coping with the hearing world.”

One of her greatest achievements in life, however, is being a mother to her two-year-old son, Mark Francis “Biboy.” She reveals that the arrival of her son conceals the grief that she experienced from losing their eldest daughter, Angel, who only stayed with her for six months. Vivo is married to Mr. Rudy Vivo, a Master Teacher  from the same school, who shows dedication to mentoring pupils with special needs, as well.

Despite these achievements, Vivo remains a simple, soft-spoken, and humble woman whose passion for teaching hearing-impaired students is now serving as an inspiration not only for  her colleagues at the Naga City SPED Center, but also for teachers all over the country.

Even her friends attest to her values, especially her appreciation of  little details and her firm belief in doing good deeds for others.

Meanwhile, DepEd considers her as a gem, a true role model and a source of pride for other educators.

“I am thankful to God for His never-ending grace, and for giving me wonderful people who are all part of my achievements,” she says of her award.

“To anyone who is aspiring to be the next outstanding SPED teacher, go for it! Just believe in yourself, give it your best shot, and pray.  Always live your life by leading with your heart, and continue to make a difference especially for our special kids,” she says. (by Veronica P. Villas)
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CBT Controversy: Mendoza sues City Hall



NAGA CITY—Businessman Fortunato “Tato” Mendoza, Jr., president of FPM Corporation made good his threat to file legal action against city hall officials due to an alleged violation of his rights under an existing contract which allowed him to operate the Central Bus Terminal here.
Yesterday, Branch 19 of the Regional Trial Court presided by Hon. Judge Zaida Garfin started to hear the verified complaint filed by plaintiff Mendoza under Civil Case No. RTC 2013-0114.
Impleaded in this case as defendant is the city government of Naga represented by Mayor John Bongat.
This case is for Injunction, Breach of Contract; Specific Performance and Damages with prayer for a Temporary Restraining or Status Quo Order and a Writ of Preliminary Injunction and for a Judicial Declaration of the Nullity of Executive Order Nos. 2013-030 and 2013-030-A, and Sangguniang Panlungsod Resolution No. 2013-308.
It will be recalled that Mendoza vehemently objected when he learned that Mayor John Bongat issued Executive Order No. 2013-030-A that created the Central Bus Terminal Transition Committee last October 29.
Mendoza alleged that he only learned of the said executive order when it was discussed in the different media outlets, but officially, he was never informed nor provided a copy of the same.
The executive order says that effective January 1, 2014, the city government will operate the Central Bus Terminal. Hence, Mendoza’s contract would be terminated.
He argued that his right to operate the terminal was extended by the city government until December 31, 2013.
He explained further that a public bidding would be conducted by the city government to allow a competitive bidding for anybody who is interested in the said business.
Meanwhile, in response to Mendoza’s claim that he was not personally notified of the said executive order, Mayor Bongat said that E.O. 2013-030-A was published in the website of the city government, thus the LGU cannot be blamed.
The contract of Mendoza’s FPM Corporation was said to have expired last July 17, but was unilaterally extended by the Sangguniang Panlungsod until December 31.
Reports have it that the city government of Naga will temporarily operate the bus terminal, but on a later date, a bidding would still be scheduled for its operation in which interested parties, including Mendoza, may participate.
In the said case, plaintiff Mendoza prays that the court issues a writ of preliminary injunction; damages amounting to P1,000,000 by way of moral damages; P500,000 as exemplary damages; P1,500,00 for attorney’s fees; plus the sum of P3,000 for every court appearance of every counsel of the plaintiff by way of actual damages.
Furthermore, the same petition seeks for the declaration of Executive Order No. 2013-030 and 2013-030-A dated October 29, 2013 null and void for being contrary to law and for being unconstitutional.
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