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.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Filipinos may now inquire about voter's ID through Twitter

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez Source
An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has said that registered voters may inquire about their Voter Identification (ID) card through a social media site.

James Jimenez, Comelec spokesperson, advised the public to post queries and concerns to the twitter account, @COMELEC.

“Tweet your questions and concerns about claiming your voter ID to @COMELEC using #VoterIDKo,” he said in his Twitter account, @jabjimenez.

He said that a voter's ID is government-issued and given full faith by commercial establishments, including banks.

Several queries from concerned voters on how and where to get their ID and what they need to bring for them to obtain the document have been posted since Saturday afternoon.

As of the barangay elections last October, the country has more than 54 million registered voters. (PNA)
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Weather update January 11, 2014 5 PM



At 4 PM today, the LPA was estimated at 250 km Southeast of General Santos City or at 930 km Southeast of Legazpi (4.8N,127.0E). Northeast monsoon affecting Luzon (including Bicol Region); Gale Warning: Northern and Eastern seaboards of Luzon and seaboards of Visayas, Caraga Region, Misamis province, Zamboanga del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur; Seabord under SLPRSD with gale warning: Camarines provinces, Catanduanes, Eastern coast of Albay, Eastern coast of Sorsogon and Northern Samar. Forecast: Bicol Region will have cloudy skies with light rains. Moderate to strong winds coming from Northeast will prevail with moderate to rough seas. PAGASA LEGAZPI
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Dante Jimenez: ALECO Consumer Rights Watch calls for consumers’ empowerment

Dante Jimenez (PHOTO: BICOL STANDARD)

PRESS STATEMENT
ALECO Consumer Rights Watch Calls for Consumers’ Empowerment

January 10, 2014

In a recent info, ALECO and SMEC yet again threaten to cut power in the provinceon January 13, 2014 [Tuesday], should consumers fail to pay its electric dues, including the debt which the previous ALECO management has amassed.

In response to this rather unwarranted condition set forth by ALECO and SMEC, ALECO Consumer Rights Watch is organized as an expression of member consumers’ decisiveness to protect their interest in the electric cooperative which they rightfully own.  This movement is also to show Albayanos’ disgust on the current ALECO management which evidently disappoints them over and over again.  ALECO need not be reminded that they are answerable to the member consumers, and that their authority over the management of the cooperative is coming from the people whom they should have been serving.
 
The Founding Chairman of the VACC, Dante Jimenez, which also represents the consumer group of MARINERS’ POLYTECHNIC COLLEGES FOUNDATION, together with other consumer organizations is resolved on filing appropriate charges against the ALECO and SMEC in violation of RA 9136, otherwise known as the EPIRA Law of 2001 as further underscored in the Department of Energy [DOE] Circular No. 2003-12-011, should they go for the power cut-off.  The said act specifically declared that it shall be the policy of the State, among others to:  [1] ensure the quality, reliability, SECURITY and AFFORDABILITY of the supply of electric power, and [2] protect the public interest as it is affected by the rates and services of electric utilities and other providers of electric power.

Jimenez urges the consumers to remain watchful as regard this issue that will have a definite effect on the lives of ordinary Albayano.

DANTE LA JIMENEZ
Founding Chairman, VACC
Representative of the Consumer Rights Watch – MPCF Legazpi Chapter

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Dante Jimenez: Casureco II Consumer Rights Watch calls for consumers’ empowerment

Dante Jimenez (PHOTO: BICOL STANDARD)
Press Statement
Casureco II Consumer Rights Watch Calls for Consumers’ Empowerment

January 10, 2014

In a recent info, power suppliers yet again threaten to cut power in Casureco 2 on January 27, 2014 [Tuesday], should consumers fail to pay its electric dues, management has amassed.

In response to this rather unwarranted condition set forth by CASURECO Consumer GROUP is organized as an expression of member consumers’ decisiveness to protect their interest in the electric cooperative which they rightfully own. This movement is also to show the consumers disgust on the current management which evidently disappoints them over and over again. Casureco need not be reminded that they are answerable to the member consumers, and that their authority over the management is coming from the people whom they should have been serving.

The Founding Chairman of the VACC, Dante Jimenez, which also represents the consumer group of MARINERS’ POLYTECHNIC COLLEGES FOUNDATION, together with other consumer organizations is contemplating on filing appropriate charges against the Cooperative should this happen as this will be in violation of RA 9163, otherwise known as the EPIRA Law of 2001 as further underscored in the Department of Energy [DOE] Circular No. 2003-12-011, should they go for the power cut-off. The said act specifically declared that it shall be the policy of the State, among others to: [1] ensure the quality, reliability, SECURITY and AFFORDABILITY of the supply of electric power, and [2] protect the public interest as it is affected by the rates and services of electric utilities and other providers of electric power.

Jimenez urges the consumers to remain watchful as regard this issue that will have a definite effect on the lives of ordinary consumers.


DANTE LA JIMENEZ
Founding Chairman, VACC
Member, Casureco 2 Consumers Group
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Rate impact of the order on CASURECO II

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Abiso kan CASURECO II manungod sa pagtaas kan tarifa sa bulan nin Diciembre

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Paisi hale sa CASURECO II Board and Management

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Gale warning in Bicol January 11, 2014



GALE WARNING # 09

FOR: STRONG TO GALE FORCE WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SURGE OF NORTHEAST MONSOON.

ISSUED AT: 5:00 AM Today, 11 JANUARY 2014

Strong to gale force winds is expected to affect the SEABOARDS of Northern Luzon and the Eastern SEABOARD of Central and Southern Luzon (Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Northern coast of Cagayan and Northern coast of Ilocos Norte, Aurora, Camarines Provinces, Catanduanes, Eastern coast of Albay, Eastern coast of Sorsogon, Eastern coast of Quezon including Polillo Island).

The SEABOARDS of Visayas (Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Samar and Leyte).

The SEABOARDS of CARAGA Region (Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur.)

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.

The next update will be issued at 5:00 pm today. (DOST-PAGASA)
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Mayon 360: Run around the world's most perfect volcano


Run around the world's most perfect volcano, Mt Mayon Volcano.
Now with 3 categories, 80km Solo, 2-man relay (40-40), 4-man Relay (20-20-20-20).
Slot reservation for interested runners is now ongoing.
To reserve your slot, go to: http://goo.gl/dDVSVe 
For more information, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mayon360 or our website, http://www.mayon360.com
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Advisory from NBI Legazpi Re: Processing of Applications Limit


Due to the clearance system upgrade and voluminous influx of clearance applicants, we are limiting the processing of applications to 350 applicants per day. However, in order to accommodate everyone, we are issuing numbers with indicated schedule rates for applying. As of the present, we have issed numbers covering January 10 to 13, 2014 already. You may get your numbers at the NBI reception desk.

Priority privileges will be given to those with physical disabilities, senior citizens and pregnant women (No need to fall in line). Please see the duty personnel at the reception desk and inform him of your disabilities.

We are soliciting everyone's patience and understanding as we are trying to accommodate all applications as soon as possible, even beyond the 5:00 P.M. office hours.
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Catanduanes National High School tops Division Schools Press Conference

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Catanduanes National High School (CNHS) was declared the overall champion of the 2013 Division Secondary Schools Press Conference held last December.

In the report of Dr. Gina Pantino, Education Program Supervisor in-charge and division campus journalism coordinator, Catanduanes State University Laboratory Schools (1st runner-up) tailed CNHS followed by Bato Rural Development High School ended (2nd runner-up); San Andres Vocation School, (3rd runner-up), and San Miguel Rural Development High School (4th runner-up).

Thirty-three public secondary schools, as well as private schools CSU and Immaculate Conception Seminary Academy, competed in the conference.

Among the resource speakers were Tribune publisher Fernan Gianan, CSU planning officer Gerry Rubio, Adem Nalu Rubio, Adelmo Rubio. Bren Garette Rivera, Geraldine Tolledo and Dave Tolentino.

The winners for each event are: News Writing (English): Ariadne Mae Tesorero (San Miguel RDHS), 1st; Cris Eugene Gianan (CNHS), 2nd; Camille Rose Abundo (CSULS), 3rd; Cloie Tapel (Bato RDHS), 4th; and, Aimee Soquerata (SAVS), 5th.

News Writing (Filipino): Rizza Jane Ramirez (Palta NHS), 1st; Shenaren Soneja (SAVS), 2nd; Bernard Rodriguez (Baras RDHS), 3rd; Larry dela Cruz (ICSA), 4th; and, Cipreelita Shamavie Calar (Hawan NHS), 5th.

Feature Writing (English): Ma. Charlotte Sualivio (Calatagan HS), 1st; Diana Jane Borboran (CSULS), 2nd; Jinky Tapel (San Miguel RDHS), 3rd; Diana Traqueña (Cabugao Integrated School), 4th; and, Harlene Vargas (Buyo IS), 5th.

Feature Writing (Filipino): Janice del Barrio (Supang Datag NHS), 1st; Caroline Tablada (CSULS), 2nd; Jessa Mae Cueva (Bagamanoc RDHS), 3rd; Lomelen Primo (SAVS), 4th; and, Jelyn del Rosario (Bote IS), 5th.

Editorial Writing (English): Diana Teresa Villamartin (Viga RDHS), 1st; Jose Manuel Tarrobal (Bato RDHS), 2nd; Joyce Ann Ogalesco (Panganiban NHS), 3rd; Jamela Evangelista (Bagamanoc RDHS), 4th; and, Arwenna Mae Sarmiento (Gigmoto RDHS), 5th.

Editorial Writing (Filipino): Vanessa Valeza (Gigmoto RDHS), 1st; Jesevel Tabuena (Palta NHS), 2nd; Marko Rey Tapel (CSULS), 3rd; Jonel Hong (San Miguel RDHS), 4th; and, Rubilyn Sarmiento (Pandan School of Arts and Trades), 5th.

Editorial Cartooning (English): Lovely Joy Arcilla (Supang Datag NHS), 1st; Jad Ezekiel Triunfo (Bato RDHS), 2nd; Jose Emmanuel Castilla (Caramoran RDHS), 3rd; Jose Miguel Tendencia (Baras RDHS), 4th; and, Kenneth Llabres (Hawan NHS), 5th.

Editorial Cartooning (Filipino): Zekiel Emmanuel Urgel (CSULS), 1st; Danilla Alexandra Tribiana (ICSA), 2nd; Alexia Theresa Bihag (CNHS), 3rd; John Kevin Camacho (Gigmoto RDHS), 4th; Abel Templonuevo (Bato RDHS), 5th.

Sports Writing (English): Clarise del Rosario (SAVS), 1st; Shilley Babe Sta. Rosa (CNHS), 2nd; Jose Torrente II (San Miguel RDHS), 3rd; Bjorn Lopez (PSAT), 4th; and, Kelly Rojas (Bato RDHS), 5th.

Sports Writing (Filipino): Gail Ann Teope (CNHS), 1st; John Carlo Montero (PSAT), 2nd; Nelly Ann Manlangit (SAVS), 3rd; Julius Dayawon (Gigmoto RDHS), 4th; and, Nick Ivan Timajo (San Miguel RDHS), 5th.

Copy Reading and Headline Writing (English): Marriane Claire Ogalesco (Viga RDHS), 1st; Charlyn Lizaso (Baras RDHS), 2nd; Keecee Panti (CNHS), 3rd; Gian Marlon Tejada (Dororian NHS), 4th; and, Pearl Kristine Lumbao (CSULS), 5th.

Copy Reading and Headline Writing (Filipino): Hazel Tribiana (San Miguel RDHS), 1st; Francis Isabel Gianan (CSULS), 2nd; Reena Ysabela dela Cruz (Bato RDHS), 3rd; Cleo Mae Traqueña (Magnesia NHS), 4th; and Lois Angelica Go (CNHS), 5th.

Photojournalism (English): Seimus Leandro Isorena (Caramoran RDHS), 1st; Faye Louise Pastor (CSULS), 2nd; Amalia Pauline Chua (SAVS), 3rd; Jullie Sopia Seloria (ICSA), 4th; and, Ma. Regine Rojas (CNHS), 5th.

Photojournalism (Filipino): Charlotte Benedicto (SAVS), 1st; Elaine Marie Cervantes (Viga RDHS), 2nd; Shairra Mae Samas (Caramoran RDHS), 3rd; John Kenneth Valeras (Bagamanoc RDHS), 4th; and, Neil Bruce Isorena (PSAT), 5th.

Broadcasting (English): CNHS, 1st; CSULS, 2nd; Bato RDHS, 3rd; ICSA, 3rd; and, Baras RDGS, 5th.

Broadcasting (Filipino): CNHS, 1st; Bato RDHS, 2nd; CSULS, 3rd; and, ICSA, 4th.

Collaborative Publishing (English): CSULS, 1st; CNHS, 2nd; and, Bato RDHS, 3rd.

Collaborative Publishing (Filipino): CNHS, 1st; SAVS, 2nd; and, CSULS, 3rd.

In the School Paper Category, The Synchronizer (CNHS) won the awards for Best in News Section (English), Best in News Section (Filipino), Best in Feature Section (English), Best in  Editorial Section (English), Best in  Editorial Section (Filipino), Best in Science and Technology Section (English),  Best in Science and Technology Section (Filipino), Best in Layout and Page Design (English), and, Best in Layout and Page Design (Filipino).

The Best in Sports Section in English and Filipino went to The Spotlight and Bato Balani, respectively, both of Bato Rural Development High School. Ang Pagyabong of San Andres Vocational School won the Best in Feature Section (Filipino).

Catanduanes National High School bagged four of the five awards in the Scriptwriting and Radio Broadcasting Category: Best Anchor, Best News Presenter, Best in Technical Application, and Best Script. The CSU Laboratory Schools team got the award for Best Infomercial.

Rosita Marino of Baras RDHS was named outstanding school paper adviser, with Haide Dominguez of Viga RDHS as 1st runner-up.
Ace Tabuzo of CNHS was named Outstanding Campus Journalist, with Marko Rey Tapel (CSULS), Mariane Claire Ogalesco (Viga RDHS) and Shenaren Soneja (SAVS) as runners-up.

The champion in the group contests, as well as the top three in the individual events, will represent Catanduanes in the Regional Press Conference set this January. (MAL/EAB-PIA5/Catanduanes)
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Now hiring at BIR: Lawyers, public accountants, collection officers

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) needs 6,000 new lawyers and public accountants in a bid to reach its goal of collecting P1.3 trillion in taxes this year.

Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto Henares announced that the lawyers and public accountants are needed in urban centers like Metro Manila to assess throroughly the financial statements of taxpayers.

Meanwhile, each municipality municipality will be assigned one collection officer to ensure that no one in the countryside escapes from his or her tax obligations.

Those who are interested in applying as collection officers in municipalities must be graduates of commerce courses and have at least 18 units in accounting.

At present, the agency has 3,500 personnel in tax collection. Such figure is said to be below below the average number in other Southeast Asian nations.

For more information, kindly contact the BIR at contact_us@cctr.bir.gov.ph or (02) 9817000 / 981-8888.
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Climate change roundtable discussion

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office V headed by Reg. Exec. Dir. Gilbert Gonzales, Philippine Information Agency-V Officer-in-Charge Aida A. Naz, and all PIA Provincial Information  Center Managers participated in a workshop planning on climate change adaptation and mitigation at the DENR Multi-Purpose Hall, Rawis, Legazpi City earlier this week (PHOTO: PIA).




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Friday, January 10, 2014

Dato, GMA push for higher tax exemptions for individuals


Camarines Sur 2nd district representative Diosdado "Dato" Macapagal Arroyo and Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo are considering a measure that would ease the financial burden of individual taxpayers through possible additional tax exemptions.

House Bill 2660 seeks to grant additional exemption to individual taxpayers by amending Section 35 (B) of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended by R.A. No. 9504.

"We really hope that the additional exemptions proposed under the bill will be a welcome respite for the unheralded working class who provides the much-needed revenues for the government," the Arroyos said.

The salient provisions to ease the financial woes of the working class include the following:
1) Removing the limitation on the number of allowable dependents and including an additional exemption for those who have dependents with disability;
2) Including legitimated children and parent/s in the definition of dependents;
3) Allowing a legal guardian to a person with mental and physical disability to claim additional exemption;
4) Allowing an additional exemption of P50,000.00 for each dependent child with disability regardless of age; and
5) Allowing an additional exemption of P50,000.00 for each dependent parent with disability.

Under HB 2660, Section 35(B) shall now read: "Additional Exemption for Dependents. - There shall be allowed an individual exemption of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (P25,000.00) for each dependent without disability and Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) for each dependent with disability."

However, as has been before, the additional exemption for dependents referred to by the measure shall be claimed by only one of the spouses in case of married individuals.

Also, in case of legally separated spouses, additional exemption may be claimed only by the spouse who has custody of the child or children.

Another new provision states: "An individual taxpayer who is the legal guardian or a disabled person may claim the additional exemption for the said dependent: Provided, that only the legal guardian can avail of the additional exemption for a particular taxable year to the exclusion of the biological parents."

HB 2660, the term dependent refers to "a legitimate, legitimated, illegitimate or legally adopted child chiefly dependent upon and living with the taxpayer if such dependent is not more than 21-years old, unmarried and not gainfully employed or if such dependent, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support because of mental or physical disability."

Likewise, a dependent is "a parent or both parents, living with the taxpayer, not gainfully employed and dependent upon the latter for chief support, or where such parent are incapable of self-support because of mental or physical disability or old age."

On the other hand, the term disabled person refers to "a person suffering from restriction or different abilities as a result of mental, physical or sensory impairment, to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being."

However, HB 2660 provides that "notwithstanding the penalty provided for in Section 267 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended, any person who wilfully violates the preceding section by declaring fictitious dependents shall, upon conviction, be liable for the payment of a fine equivalent to thrice the amount of tax, interest and surcharges due from the taxpayer." (Media Relations Service, Public Relations and Information Bureau)
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A spectacular display of faith

A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF FAITH. Irigueños manifested their deep devotion to the Black Nazarene yesterday during the Poon's feast day. (PHOTOS: Glenda Capalos Bearis / 107.1 Radyo Natin Iriga)





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News bullet: DENR, PIA plan for climate change info drive



Bicol regional and provincial officials of DENR and PIA met yesterday in a round table interfacing to draw out plan of actions for local information drive on climate change in the region following the recent signing of a MOA for this concern. Implementors are mulling to utilized existing media and networks to carry out and get popular support for the program. (PIA)
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Gale warning raised over Bicol



PAG-ASA issued a gale warning no 8 over Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, Sorsogon, and Catanduanes today, January 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM. The wind force will be between 52 to 63 kph or 28 to 34 knots, whereas the wave height will be from 3.4 to 4.5 meters. The weather will be partly cloudly to cloudy with isolated light rains.

Also covered by the gale warning are Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, the northern coast of Ilocos Norte, Aurora, and the eastern coast of Quezon including Polilio Island.
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Weather update as of 4 PM January 10, 2014



At 4:00 p.m. today, the low pressure area was estimated based on all available data at 1,010 km east of Southern Mindanao or at 1,400 southeast of Legazpi City, (5.0°N, 135°E.) Northeast monsoon affecting Northern Luzon and Central Luzon. Northeasterly windflow affecting Bicol region. Forecast: The Bicol region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds coming from the northeast to prevail with moderate to rough seas.


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Tapang usa, linubasan na usa, kalderetang usa

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OCAMPO, CSURTapang usa. Linubasan na usa. Calderetang usa.

An mga pambihirang luto na ini popular na suboot ngonian sa pirang barangay kan bawaan na ini.

Kanya-kanyang diskarte an ginigibo kan mga taga-banwaan na ini sa pagdakop nin usa na nakaburutas hale sa linangob na lugar sa Barangay Moriones.

Ini an sinabi kan nagkapirang mga residentes kan banwaan na ini na personal na nakaolay kasoodma kan BICOL STANDARD.

Suboot, dakula nang marhay na perwisyo an mga nakadurulag na usa hale sa kulungan sa mga tinanom, orog na an mga mais, na abundang marhay sa lugar na nasambit.

Magigiromduman na kan nagtalikod na semana, sarong persona an nabadil, gadan, kan siya paputokan nin calibre 22 kan saiya man sanang kairiba na nag hahanap nin usa.

Banggui an parateng pinipiling panahon na man badil kan nasambit na hayop. Orog na kun bulanon, madaling marisa an usa ta aktibo sa paghanap nin sabsabon.

Sabi, nagsisilyab an mata kan usa kun madiklom an banggui kun tamaan nin liwanag hale sa flashlight.

Sa sarong incidente kan sarong semana, an mag-amigong mambabadil usa an nagsuwayan para madaling makatupar kan hina-hunting na hayop.

Dimalas niya na pinabuagan nin badil an saiya man sanang kaiba asin amigo, na tulos nagadan.

Sabi pa sa informasyon, nagkapira na ngonian na grupo an nag ha-hunting na kan mga layas o nakaburutas na hayop.

Afuera kan mga ordinaryong namamanwaan, igwa na suboot nin mga armadong tawo, na nasa servicio sa gobierno an na-wiwili nang maghunting nin usa.

An “deer farm”, na iyong pinag halean kan mga dulag o butas na hayop, sarong pambihirang proyekto kan panahon na an gobernador kan Camarines Sur si Luis Villafuerte.

Pero, padagos na ining natunod, ka pabayaan na kan mga nagsurunod na administrasyon.

An mga usa digdi, binakal pa hale sa nasyon kan Australia, asin saro kutang proyektong dapat pangarogan sa pinag-aapod na “deer farming.” Popular man ini dalawon kan mga turista na naoogma sa pag heling kan siring na mga hayop.


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Mayor Bongat, pinapalayas si Tato Mendoza sa water district

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“Dapat maglayas na si Tato Mendoza bilang miembro kan board kan Metro Naga Water District”, ini an sabi kan napipikon na alkalde kan Naga, huli sa nag dadanay na diringkilan sa pag operar kan Central Bus Terminal (CBT).

“Ako baga an nag appoint saiya”, an sabi pa kan alkalde.

Si Bongat, dae na nag pamate nin pag-alangan kan saiyang “birahon” sa sarong intrevista sa radio si Mendoza, huli kan pakitagasan kaini sa kagustohan kan City Hall na bayaan na niya an terminal, huli ta paso na an saindang contrata.

Si Bongat, nakanamit nin enot na kadaogan sa isyu kan bus terminal kan an duwang sanga kan Regional Trial Court kampihan si Mendoza sa paagi nin pag-isyu nin temporary restraining order (TRO).

Kan sarong bulan maroromdoman na an City Hall nagbilog nan in transition committee na iyo an mapadalagan kan CBT, poon Enero 1, ngonian na taon.

Alagad, dae ini nangyari huli ta pinugolan ini kan corte sa paagi kan TRO.

Mientrastanto, an jusgado, padangos pa man na madangog kan caso sa mga mayor nang isyu.

Kaayon digdi an hinahagad ni Mendoza na permanent injunction contra sa ciudad.

An horot kan petitioner na si Mendoza iyo na igwa siya nin derecho na magpadagos kan pagmanehar kan terminal.

An City Hall iyo an dae nag sunod sa ordinansa, na sinda man sana an nag gibo, sabi pa kan petitioner sa caso.


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Weather update as of 2 PM January 10, 2014 on LPA (91W)



Still the system remains as LPA outside PAR, however rains have started over the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao due to the combined effect of cold air coming from the Northeast and the approaching LPA causing the area to be rainy today and tomorrow, January 11, then extend the rain activity towards Southern luzon including NCR by Sunday, January 12 and Monday, January 13 while Bicol Region is expcted to hav light to moderate rain.The LPA will remain as LPA today and tomorrow January 11 with a slim chance of developing to tropical depression by Sunday and onward. /PAGASA-LEGAZPI
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CASURECO II power cut imminent

RTC Judge Marvel Clavecilla summons CASURECO II officers to explain why they should not be cited for indirect contempt of court for not heeding his advice in not imposing higher power rates. (PHOTO: BICOL STANDARD)

The entire coverage area of CASURECO II will be in total darkness once it fails to raise enough money to cover the power bills due this month.

This was revealed by an insider who claims that with the present injunctive order that is being implemented by the Regional Trial Court, the cooperative will lose millions of pesos.

It will be recalled that Hon. Marvel Clavecilla, presiding judge of Branch 33 of the Regional Trial Court, ordered the officers and members of the Board last week to explain why OIC General Manager Ed Adlao defied the clear instruction barring CASURECO from enforcing its own rates different from what the RTC decision mandates.

Judge Clavecilla ruled that the electric cooperative should only charge P8.42 per kilowatt hour.
At the same time, he said that the cooperative is enjoined from enforcing disconnection orders.
CASURECO II, on the other hand, prior to the hearing yesterday, implemented a P15.39 per kilowatt hour rate. This is due to the spike in power prices brought about by the almost simultaneous maintenance and repair of Malampaya gas field, Bacon-Manito (BacMan) geothermal plant, and Masinloc Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant.

Judge Clavecilla explained that despite the supervening event that resulted in the price hike, the injunctive writ must be adhered upon.

Acting motu proprio, he directed all the members of the Board, including OIC General Manager Adlao to follow the order strictly to the letter. Otherwise, they will be cited for indirect contempt.
In an interview, Adlao said that he will heed the court mandate.

Power consumers within the coverage area of CASURECO II will be billed P8.42 per kilowatt hour, and no disconnection orders will be issued or implemented.

This would mean, however, that for every kilowatt hour of power consumption, the cooperative will lose P6.97 per kilowatt hour, based on the P15.39 rate, which the cooperative want to collect.
The latter figure, said Adlao, was approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).
In the same interview, Adlao admitted that PEMC and WESM are demanding CASURECO II to pay on January 15 the amount of P89 million as prudential guarantee security deposit.

Apart from this, CASURECO II must pay WESM the amount of P197 million; Masinloc, P60 million; and BacMan, P20 million for the November to December 2013 billing month on January 25.

These amounts combined make CASURECO II’s operation no longer viable, hence, the impending disconnection, Adlao added.

He further said that even assuming that the distribution utility is able to collect 100 percent from the members of the cooperative, there is no way that it can pay the maturing obligations.

This would mean that the power supply would be disconnected.

Affected areas with the impending disconnection are the City of Naga, Pili, Minalabac, Milaor, Calabanga, Tinambac, Siruma, Bombon, Canaman, and Magarao.

At present, CASURECO II has a pending appeal with the Court of Appeals which includes a prayer for the lifting of the injunctive writ issued by Branch 33 of the Regional Trial Court.

Atty. Nixon Tabora, legal counsel for CASURECO II, said that he will file a motion with the Court of Appeals for an early resolution of the pending case.

Judge Marvel Clavecilla, during the hearing, persuaded the management and Board of Directors of CASURECO II to look for other avenues that would avert the impending power problem.

He stated that he would even advise cooperative officials to look for other influential persons like congressmen, senators, and other politicians who could assist them in requesting the Court of Appeals to act expeditiously upon the case.

Otherwise, he said that the writ of injunction will stay. It means that the electric cooperative is prohibited from imposing and collecting an amount different from the court-mandated figure.

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NPA sinasahutang imbuelto sa pagkakabadil-gadan kan sarong miembro kan CAFGU

Philippine Army
CATANDUANESMiembros kan New People's Army an tinutubudan kan mga militar na nasa likod kan pagbabadil-gadan kan sarong aktibong miembro kan Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU).

Segun sa Official Report, tadtad nin bala an hawak nin sarong lalake kan ini makua sa pampang kan sarong salog sa Lundayog Farm Way sa Barangay JMA, banwaan nin San Miguel, sa provinciang ini. 

Binisto an an biktima na si Dominic Samonte na naka-assign sa 3rd Platoon, 1st Catanduanes Civilian Active Auxiliary Company na nakabase sa  Barangay Iyao, banwaan kan Caramoan.

Basado sa informante kan BICOL STANDARD, poco mas o menos alas once nin bangui, kan Martes, kan mahiling an mayo nang hawak ni Samonte kan mga residentes kan Barangay JMA. An informaciong ini, tulos man na ipinaabot sa otoridad na madali man nagresponder sa insidente.

Digdi naconfirmar kan mga miembros kan Philippine Army na sarong miembro kan CAFGU an binadil gadan.

Hasta sa oras na ini, padagos an imbestigasyon kan pulisya sa kun sisay an dapat an manimbagan sa hustisya sa pagkagadan ni Samonte. 
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Masbateño naglampaw sa St. Luke's Medical Center

St.Luke's Medical Center. Source
QUEZON CITYSarong lalakeng nakatalaang magpacheckup an biglang naglukso sa saiyang kagadanan sa Saint Luke's Medical Center sa Ciudad nin Quezon.

Binisto ni PO2 Lucy Paradero kan Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 11 an lalake na si Jose Burdoes, 31 anyos, kan Masbate. 

Segun sa mga testigo, naghahalat si Burdoes na mahiling kan sarong doctor kan bigla na sana ining luminampaw sa hagyanan sa pagultanan kan ika-5 asin ika-6 na eskalon kan Medical Arts Bldg. kan nasabing hospital.

Tulos man na nadara an biktima sa emergency room pero ini dineclarang gadan minutos matapos kan insidente.

Sa imbestigasyon, napag-araman na dati nang nagprobar maghugot si Burdoes, bagay na nagtulod sa mga parientes na darahon ini sa especialista sa pag-iisip sa Manila.
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Disguize Cosplay Competition


Disguize Cosplay Competition
Feb 8, 2014, 6:00 P.M.
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DOH Bicol readies for massive measles vaccination



The Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol is set to conduct massive measles vaccination as it braces for increasing cases of measles in the region after the province of Albay posted 12 cases and Sorsogon had two during the first week of January.

Gloria Balboa, DOH regional director, told reporters in a press briefing held at the DOH regional office here on Wednesday morning that the victims are now confined at the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) for treatment.

Two days ago, government physician Nathaniel “Nats” Rempillo, acting provincial health officer of Albay, reported eight suspected cases of measles currently confined at the BRTTH.

With this, Rempillo mobilized all health personnel across the province, including barangay health workers, to conduct massive immunization for children to curtail the spread of the contagious disease here.

Last year, a measles outbreak took place in Bicol region wherein out of 140 reported, 18 cases were confirmed through laboratory examinations,

Last year, Albay and Sorsogn had six confirmed cases each, followed by Camarines Sur with five and Masbate with a lone case.

The confirmed cases of measles were in the towns of Camalig and Daraga and Legazpi City in Albay province; Castilla and Pilar in Sorsogn province’ Caramoan, Magarao and Pili in Camarines Sur and Palanas town in Masbate.

Due to this, the DOH Bicol will launch a massive measles immunization to curtail the possible outbreak for children aged six months old and below five years old.

Balboa also called officials of all local government units from the provincial, city, municipal and barangay levels to help them mobilize all health workers to saturate massive immunization among children.

“All should do their responsibility to prevent the spread of measles through massive immunization. This is a concerted effort. Parents and local government units must meet halfway. Measles is a preventable disease if we only follow and do our job together,” Balboa said.

The success of measles elimination depends on the support of local government units, media and other concerned groups because the DOH cannot do it alone, She added.

Measles is a viral disease and highly communicable as it transmits through droplets, spread from person to person through sneezing, coughing and close personal contact.

Dr. Aurora Teresa M. Daluro, DOH medical specialist III, said measles is a treatable disease but deadly due to complications such as diarrhea, pneumonia, malnutrition, blindness, otitis media and encephalitis, if not treated immediately.

She said the disease is treatable and could be prevented through immunization with measles vaccine at nine months old.

Daluro said a nine-month-old child vaccinated with first-dose measles vaccine is 85-percent protected and a 12-month-old child with a second-dose mumps-measles-ruvilla vaccine is protected at least 95 percent from the contagious disease.

In 2011, the DOH Bicol infused P14 million for medicines for door-to-door measles-rubella immunization, targeting children aged nine months to below eight years old to curtail the spread of the virus.

The health department mobilized more than 1,000 health workers across the region in an effort to combat and eliminate the spread of measles virus here.

The door-to-door measles immunization resulted in only few cases.

The campaign was part of the so-called “Iligtas sa Tigdas ang Pinas” (Save the country from measles), aimed at eliminating measles as a public health problem in the Philippines by 2012 but the resurgence of measles this year across the country is completely alarming. (PNA) FFC/FGS/RRB/CBD/UTB
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Traffic mishap in CSur kills 1, injures 7


A local government employee died while seven passengers of a bus were injured in a smashup of a motorcycle, a passenger bus and a truck along the Rolando Andaya Highway in Barangay Gaongan, Sipocot, Camarines Sur, on Wednesday night.

A police report identified the casualty as Bernie Noceta, driver of the motorcycle, who died before reaching the Sipocot District Hospital.

Noceta was an employee of the local government unit of Sipocot town and a resident of Barangay North Centro, Sipocot.

Treated for injuries in the same hospital were Leonida Carijutan, Ivy Marie Angob, Nieves Caceres, Melanie Arisgado, Visitacion Dagome, Catherine Risos and Lanie Casugano – all from Calbayog City in northern Samar.

The report said that at about 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, an Isuzu truck being driven by Dario Balila of Sto. Domingo, Albay, overtook an Ultra passenger bus, being driven by Rex Turingan and which was en route for Samar from Metro Manila, in a curve portion of the road.

Unfortunately, the motorcycle of Noceta, which was coming from the opposite direction, collided with the overtaking bus whose driver lost control of it.

The bus hit the the rear portion of the truck. (PNA)
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Measles outbreak in Sorsogon confirmed


The Sorsogon Provincial Health Office has declared a measles outbreak in the province.

According to Sorsogon City Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Liduvina F. Dorion, two cases have been reported in Sorsogon City as well as Castilla.

Dorion explained that despite the low number, this is considered an outbreak already because there had been no cases of the infection for the past three years. Even a single case can be considered an outbreak as the province has shifted from the so-called control and prevention status to the current elimination status.

At present, there are barangay assemblies that are being done in the affected areas to spread awareness. Surveillance for new measles cases is also being conducted in the different towns by barangay health workers. However, there are still no plans at the moment for an outbreak response immunization.

Dorion reminded parents to have children who are between 9 months to 5 years of age immunized against measles to keep them safe against the virus-caused respiratory infection.

Meanwhile, in Albay, Department of Health (DOH) Bicol Regional Director Gloria Balboa announced that there will be a massive measles vaccination to prevent the increase of measles cases. There had been twelve cases of measles recorded in Albay during the first week of January alone.
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Madiklom—ini an pwedeng mangyari sa fecha 15 ngonian na bulan kun putolan man nin kuryente an CASURECO II


NAGA CITY – Nakakabayad pa sana kan mga utang ngonian na bulan sa “power supplier”, an CASURECO II, igwa na naman nin narecibeng bagong mga babayadan.

Ini iyo an power bill deposit na sinisingil na kan Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC), na nag aabot sa kantidad na P89 milyones. Ini dapat bayadan sa fecha 15 ngonian na Enero.

Afuera sa ipig mamandang power bill deposit, an CASURECCO II, dapat na man magbayad sa Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) kan consumo sa kuryente ngonian na bulan, na nagkakantidad man nin P187 milyones.

Sinabi kasoodma ni Manny Rojo, an parapahayag kan cooperatiba na dae aram kan manejamiento, kun saen makua kan nasambit na dakulang marhay na kantidad, orog nang an fecha 15, ngonian na bulan, harani nang maray.

En caso mangyari an tinatakutan na bagay, madiklom an mga banwaan kan Pili, Minalabac, Milaor, Canaman, Calabanga, Tinambac, Siruma, asin an ciudad kan Naga.

An siring na sitwasyon, garong gayo itunutogot na kan gobierno na an gabos na mga kooperatiba, mapasa-kamot na kan mga pribadong negosyante, arog kan nangyari sa Albay Electric Cooperative (ALECO) na sa presente napasakamot na kan pribadong mga negosyante.

Dae pa lang nahahaloy, an Camarines Sur Electric Cooperative (CASURECO) III, nag agi man sa siring na problema.

Mientastanto, sa entrevista kan media, pigconfirmar ni Rojo na 99% nang madadagos an pag putol, sa rason na mayong pwedeng mabirikan na solusyon para hipnoan an problema.

Iba pang mga bareta asin anuncio:
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Now hiring: PDEA Drug Enforcement Officers at PDEA Regional Office V


PDEA Regional Office V is now accepting applications for those who want to be PDEA Drug Enforcement Officers.

If interested, download and accomplish application from fr the PDEA website at www.pdea.gov.ph. Email the accomplished form with attachments to: pdea_acad@yahoo.com.

For more information, kindly contact the PDEA Regional Office V office at 480-77-12.
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2014 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees


Do you know someone who is an exemplar in public service? Someone who you think is worthy to be called Lingkod Bayani?

Now is the time to help that person be recognized because the 2014 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees is now open. This rewards and recognition program of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) aims to hail the servant heroes of our country as well as inspire all other civil servants to perform excellently in their respective government agencies. CSC usually holds this event at the Malacañan Palace in the last quarter of the year.

The Search covers three (3) award categories, namely: the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award, the Dangal ng Bayan Award, and the Civil Service Commission Pagasa Award.

The Guidelines for the 2014 Search is now available for viewing and/or download from the CSC website (http://excell.csc.gov.ph/cscweb/mc.html).

For inquiries, you may call our Public Assistance and Liaison Division‘s hotline at (052)482-0699, or you may send us an email through cscregion5pald@yahoo.com.
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2014 Philippine Civil Service Examination Schedules

2014 Philippine Civil Service Examination Schedules
2014 Philippine Civil Service Examination Schedules
The 2014 Philippine Civil Service Examination Schedules is now available. As always, the deadline for application is forty-five (45) days before the examination date. It is advised that you file your application well before the deadline to avoid the long queues as well as the inconveniences associated with last-minute filing.
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DOST introduces new online payment system


By February 2014, expect the long queues for government transactions to start disappearing as PhPay – an Internet-based electronic payment facility developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – is expected to go live by that month.

This was revealed during the year-end activity of  the Integrated Government Philippines iGovPhil) Project last December 11, 2013 at Ayala Land Techno-Hub in Quezon City.

PhPay will allow the public to pay for government transactions through online delivery channels, including ATM accounts, credit cards, bank and non-bank over the counter payments, mobile wallets (SMS), mobile banking and rural banks, among others.  It is among the products and services under  iGovPhil, a joint project of DOST agencies Information and Communications Technology Office and Advanced Science and Technology Institute, which aims to make interactive, interconnected, and efficient government collaboration possible.

According to Jops Josef, project leader of PhPay, several private payment aggregator companies have offered their services for PhPay including Dragon Pay, Master Card, LBC and Rural Net.
“What it offers is convenience to citizens and government agencies. A citizen will not spend for fares or gas and parking fees, and food. Paying online will also save the citizen time for not falling in line. It also lessens the opportunity for graft and corruption as it eliminates face-to-face contact and promotes transparency on payments made to the government,” Josef said.

A convenience fee will be collected for each online, which will possibly cost around 10 to 40 pesos per transaction. (DOST)


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Old Camarines Sur Capitol

THROWBACK. This photo shows the Old Camarines Sur Capitol as it stood in Naga City right in front of Plaza Rizal. The capitol was burned to the ground, which is why it was relocated. The place is now occupied by a grocery store and a bank. (PHOTO: https://www.facebook.com/Old.Bicol)

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CNorte's Sangguniang Panlalawigan lauds Mercy Abaño for her success in "It's Showtime"

(Source: https://www.facebook.com/itsShowtimena)
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Norte was quick to adopt a resolution commending Mercedita "Mercy" Abaño of Daet.

Co-authored by Hon. Arthur Michael Canlas and Vice Governor Jonah Pimentel, the resolution seeks to hail the success of Abaño. Said performer won the daily and weekly rounds of Stars on 45 in It's Showtime.

Last January 2, she bested the other contestants when she belted "Big Girls Don't Cry."

Again she wowed the crowds with her vivacious rendition of  Tina Turner's "Disco Inferno"and Rihanna's "Shut Up & Drive" last January 4. She claimed the top spot during the weekly finals.

The sixty-year-old performer is a voice coach and a dance teacher.

During the '90's Abaño used to be a backup singer for Filipino pop icon Hadji Alejandro. In fact, she was picked to be one of the back up vocals for Alejandro's "Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika."

After winning the weekly finals, the Bicolana pride will advance to the next round and will continue in her quest to be a star.

The segment "Stars on 45" seeks to discover new talents aged 45 and above.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Judge Ayo, OK lang sa angat kan City Hall na mag sangat nin reklamo contra saiya asin saro pang RTC judge


Okay lang, derecho man ninda yan”, an halipot na reaksyon ni RTC Judge Junet Ayo, kan makaolay nin halipot na panahon, para hagadan nin tataramon, sa nag aasong mga tataramon ni Alkalde John Bongat kan ciudad na ini.

Kasoodma, hinagad ni Bongat an bendisyon kan consejo kan ciudad nin Naga na tugotan siya na mag plantiar nin reclamong “ignorance of the law”, contra sa duwang RTC Judges, na sinda Judge Garfin asin Ayo.

An duwang mga juwes kan Regional Trial Court, pareho nag-issue nin Temporary Restraining Order contra ki Alkalde Bongat, na nag rerepresentar kan ciudad nin Naga, sa isyu kan Central Bus Terminal, na arkilado kan negosyanteng si Fortunato Mendoza.

Maski bako man na miembro kan Sangguniang Panlungsod, si Bongat, napiritan na mag aparicir sa sesyon kasoodma, para pakusogon an boot kan mga consejal kan ciudad, na hinahagadan nin bendisyon, para tugotan siyang mag caso sa duwang juwes.
Sa pag taram sa session, nag angat pa si bongat na i-quote siya, kan saiyang sabihon na ignorante an mga juwes na nag paluwas kan desisyon para sa temporary restraining order.

Mas direkta an puntariya ni bongat ki Judge Ayo, na saiyang sinahotan na an TRO na pig isyu, mayo suboot nin termino.

Mientrastanto, enot kaini, nag probar man kuta si Consejal Chito Perez na mag palipot kan mainit na diskusyon, kan saiyang sabihon na “baad lugod” orog pang maangot an mga juwes sa sainda asin sa ciudad.


Afuera ki consejal Perez, naguno man kan DWLV asin BICOL STANDARD na si Consejal Nathan Sergio an may pag duwa-duwa sa pag tugot kan Sangguniang Panlungsod na i-reclamo an duwang juwes.
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