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.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sorsogon bags 18 gold medals in PRISAA games

The Sorsogon delegation garnered 18 gold medals, 14 silvers, and 39 bronzes in the recently-concluded Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) regional games held in Daet, Camarines Norte.

Mark Endaya of Saint Louise de Marillac College of Sorsogon won four gold medals in the regional PRISAA games (Photo courtesy of Mark Endaya)
Mark Endaya of Saint Louise de Marillac College of Sorsogon brought home four gold medals for the 100-meter dash, as well as the 200-, 400-, and 4x100-relay.

Ariz Gile of Computer Communication Development Institute, meanwhile, displayed outstanding performance in the taekwondo heavyweight division against his opponent from Albay.

Endaya and Gile will represent Bicol in the PRISAA National Games in Tagum City, Davao del Norte this April.
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In an interview, PRISAA Provincial President Ed Balasta announced that he is looking forward to a more active participation of Sorsogon in the PRISAA Games, especially next year, when Sorsogon City is slated to host the sporting event. (With report from PIA)

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'Kumusta po Bishop?' resumes tomorrow

The television program ''Kumusta po Bishop?' continues tomorrow with a brand new season.

Kumusta po Bishop Season 2
Kumusta po Bishop Season 2
The show is hosted by Most Rev. Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD DD, Archbishop of Caceres, and co-hosted by Miss Tess Banares-Delfin.

"Kumusta po Bishop" is co-produced by the Archdiocese of Caceres in cooperation with the Caceres Commission on Communications and the Caceres Renewal Communities.
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Starting tomorrow, it will air every Sunday from 7 to 8 AM on PBN TV 5 and community channels.

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Tinambac police station releases photo of drug suspect

The Tinambac Municipal Police Station has released photos of one of the suspects who was arrested in the intensified drug campaign in the town.

The suspect photographed here is Jocelyn Balasta y Parpan.

Police operatives recovered from Balasta and her husband Noel G. Balasta 16 pieces of small heat-sealed plastic sachets contained a substance believed to be shabu.

Balasta was charged charged for violation of Section 11, Article II of R.A. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Acts of 2002).

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Albayano makes it to 'I Am PoGay' Grand Finals

A student of Aquinas University of Legazpi made it to the grand finals of It's Showtime's I Am Pogay segment.

Byron James "Yro" Alim
Byron James "Yro" Alim
Byron James "Yro" Alim of Rawis, Legazpi City, is also a freelance model. He is 23 years old, 5'10" in height and tips the scale at 159 lbs. His hobbies are reading books and magazines, sketching, and listening to music.

Click here to watch Yro's performance on It's Showtime.

Byron James "Yro" Alim on I Am Pogay
Screencapture by ZiElle 'Yuri Olayres

Byron James "Yro" Alim on I Am Pogay
Screencapture by ZiElle 'Yuri Olayres

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Villante succeeds Bersabe as KBP Cam Sur chair

NAGA CITY—The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP) Camarines Sur Chapter elected a new set of officers this afternoon at Flamingo Hotel here.

KBP Camarines Sur Officers 2014
KBP Camarines Sur Officers 2014. From upper left, clockwise: Chairman Butch Villante, Vice Chairman Edwin Lara, Performance Officer Alfred Perdon, and Secretary Romar Vasquez.
Not in photo montage: Treasurer Janette Hirang and Auditor Pearl Dacuan
Source: Facebook accounts of Villante, Lara, Perdon and Vasquez
The new chairman of the organization is Butch Villante of Home Radio. Meanwhile, the vice chairman is Edwin Lara of BBS-DWLV; secretary, Romar Vasquez of Love Radio; treasurer, Janette Hirang; auditor, Pearl Dacuan of Bombo Radyo; and performance officer, Alfred Perdon.

Villante succeeds Cris Bersabe, station manager of Energy FM, who also succeeded Elmer Abad of DWOK-FM who resigned as chairman of the organization last year.

After the election, the new set of officers discussed plans for the holding of seminars on how to sell radio airtime, among others.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Kantang suanoy: Isipon Mo Sana

Asin-asin / Lantana flower
Burak nin asin-asin
Isipon mo sana
Namomotan taka
Dahil minsan saen
Dae malingaw ka
Sa simong pagturog
Asin sa pagmata
Gabos na recuerdo
Simong guiromdoma

Sa aldaw, sa banggui
Antes ka magturog
Sarong inagrangay
Idulot mo sa Dios
Nganing matiwasay
An sakong pagkamoot
Isipon mo sana
Namomotan ta ka


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7 BU grads top Master Electrician Licensure Exams

Seven graduates of the Bicol University occupied the top slots in the recently-concluded Master Electrician Licensure Exams.

Jesse Jay Beraña took the first rank, with a score of 91%. In second place is Mercury Nuñez Operio, who obtained 90%. Jaymar Chavez Dolz placed 7th, with a score of 86% while Vincent Escorel Hayohay placed 8th, with 85.50%. In the 9th rank is Euclid Nobela Orbeso, with 85%, while tied at the 10th place are Jimmy Loria Napay Jr, with 84% and Freddie Caparroso Nasis Bucit, with 84.50%.

Out of the 56 graduates, 46 hurdled the board exams, making BU one of the top performing schools in the country for master electricians.

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Hade asin reyna nin droga sa Tinambac, arestado

TINAMBAC, CAMARINES SURTimbog sa operasyon kan mga awtoridad an suspechadong parapabakal nin droga sa banwaan na ini.

Tinambac, Camarines Sur
Sa report kan pulis, sinabi na nadakop sa saindang opesyon an mag-agom na sinda Noel G. Balasta asin an saiyang esposa na si Jocelyn P. Balasta.

Sa paagui kan search warrant na ipinaluwas ni Hon. Pedro M. Redona kan Branch 63 kan Regional Trial Court sa Calabanga, nakua sainda an 15 na pakete kan pigtutobodan na “shabu.”

An ipinagbabawal na droga napag-araman na itinago sa bra ni Jocelyn kan magrekisa an mga awtoridad.

An search sa saiyang lawas ginibo kan sarong babae na police officer na malinaw na naheling kan publiko asin mga pagiriba.

Nag hahanda na ngonian nin caso sa paglapas sa RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) an mgas awtoridad.

Mientrastanto, magigirodoman na grabe si pahimutik kan local na mga opisyales sa banwaan na ini kan bareta na lakop digdi an suppy kan shabu.

An mga awtoridad nagsabi na ini iyo an enot nindang pagsakyada mapadapit sa pina-isog na kampanya contra sa droga.

An Tinambac, susug sa intelligence report, iyo an ikaduwa sa mga banwaan sa Camarines Sur na may dakulang supply nin droga asin may halabang listahan nin mga paragamit kaini.

Nag luluwas man sa mga bareta na may mga persona na harane sa mga oficiales kan gobierno local na imbuelto sa nasambit na problema.

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Sweet, spicy surprise: Paolo Ballesteros samples sili ice cream in Legazpi

Paolo Ballesteros could not hide his amazement at his new gastronomic find in Legazpi City: sili ice cream.
Paolo Ballesteros is amazed by Legazpi City's sili ice cream
Sili ice cream is one of the province's unique delicacies, attracting numerous tourists with its surprising combination of the sweet dessert and the sharp-tasting spice for which Bicol is famous.

The Eat Bulaga host and actor posted his photo with the concoction on his Instagram account, gaining as many as 1,789 likes on as of the time of this writing.

Ballesteros was in Legazpi City today along with Bicolano co-hosts Valerie Weigmann and Wally Bayola for the noontime show's Juan for All, All for Juan Sugod sa Barangay segment. Jose Manalo was also present during the event.

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Philippine National Symbols Act of 2014 names possible national food, vehicle, house

A lawmaker has filed a measure officially declaring and recognizing adobo as the national food, bakya as the national slippers, bahay kubo as the national house and the jeepney as the national vehicle.
Philippine national food, national vehicle, national slippers, national house as proposed in the Philippine National Symbols Act of 2014
Under House Bill 3926 authored by Rep. Rene Relampagos (1st District, Bohol), chairman of the House Committee on Tourism, the song Bayan Ko shall also be declared and recognized as the national song and Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa as the national motto.

Relampagos filed the bill to lay the basis for the declaration and recognition of the Philippine national symbols.

"National symbols represent its country, its people, its history and its culture. In the Philippines, there are around twenty national symbols being taught in school. However, of these symbols, only ten are official, that is with basis either in the Constitution, Republic Acts and Proclamations," Relampagos said.

Relampagos said this leaves the other national symbols unofficial or blatantly colorums, for having no basis for their declaration.

"Rizal now becomes the unofficial national hero, carabao the unofficial national animal, mango the unofficial national fruit, bangus the unofficial fish, the baro't saya as the unofficial national costume and so on," Relampagos stressed.

Relampagos said the bill aims to develop and instill nationalism and unity, ensure respect, promotion and preservation of the national symbols, correct the unofficial status of these symbols as taught in schools, provide guidelines for their use, care and conservation and to promote Philippine tourism through these symbols, among others.

In filing the measure, Relampagos cited the declared policy of the State to inculcate patriotism, nationalism and appreciation of the role of national heroes and symbols in the historical development of the country.

Relampagos said the State must give priority to education, science and technology, arts and culture, and sports to foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress and promote total human liberation and development.

Under the bill to be known as the "Philippine National Symbols Act of 2014," the color blue, white and red flag with an eight-rayed golden-yellow sun and three five-pointed stars shall be declared the national flag of the Philippines.

The City of Manila shall be declared the national capital of the Philippines, Malacañan Palace as the national seat of government, Filipino the national language and Lupang Hinirang the national anthem.

The bill further declares as national symbols the Great Seal as the national seal; the national coat-of-arms shall have paleways of two pieces, azure and gules, Philippine peso the national currency and Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda as the national hero.

Under the measure, arnis shall be declared the national martial arts and sport, cariñosa as the national dance, the Philippine monkey-eating eagle as the national bird, Kalabaw as the national animal, Bangus as the national fish and Narra the national tree.

The bill also declares the Philippine Pearl as the national gem, Sampaguita as the national flower, Anahaw as the national leaf and mango as the national fruit.

The Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) are directed to give primordial importance to the respect, promotion, preservation, conservation, cultivation and usage of these national symbols, as appropriate, including dissemination through the quad-media.
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Comelec Catanduanes urges public to claim voter's ID

CATANDUANES—Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Maria Aurea C. Bu-Bonao announced that the voter's ID of those who registered between 2006 to 2010 may now be claimed at the COMELEC offices in the towns here.

Said campaign to encourage voters to claim their IDs is part of the agency's #VoterIDKo Project, which urges the public to get and use said ID.

The province is aiming to release some 50,000 voter's ID cards in the province before the voter registration resumes on May 6, 2014.

Meanwhile, the national COMELEC office released the following infographic which contains reminders on the resumption of voter registration on May 6, 2014.

Source: @jabjimenez on Twitter
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Camaligan buy-bust operation


Camaligan buy-bust operation
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD
Camaligan buy-bust operation
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD
Camaligan buy-bust operation
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD

Camaligan buy-bust operation
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD

Camaligan buy-bust operation
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD

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85% kan supply kan droga sa Camaligan hale sa Naga

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2, timbog sa bagong buy-bust operation sa Camaligan kasubagong odto

CAMALIGAN, CAMARINES SURDuwang lalaki an dinakop kasubagong alas 12 nin odto sa buy-bust operation kan PNP sa barangay Dogcal sa banwaan na ini.

Drug buy-bust operation sa Camaligan, Camarines Sur
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD
An mga suspek binistong sinda Ramil Quidip y Hebreo, 30, taga-Balatas, Naga City asin Greco Daklan y Ocquias, 43, residente kan Fundado, Magarao.

Nakua sa sainda an P300 na marked money, sarong sadit na sachet na may laog nin kemikal na pinagsususpecharan na shabu, asin sarong dakulang sachet na igwa man kan nasambit na kemikal.

An buy-bust operation pinangenotan ni Police Senior Inspector Charles de Leon, an Chief of Police kan nasambit na banwaan, kaibanan si SPO1 Henry Carmona.
PHOTOS: Camaligan buy-bust operation
Nagserbing testigo man sinda Arnel Abrejo, na nagrepresentar kan DOJ, asin barangay kagawad Raul Querubin.

Sa oras na sinusurat an baretang ini, an PNP Camaligan nagpepreparar na sangatan an mga suspechado nin reklamo sa pagbalgar kan Section 5, Article 2 kan Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. An section na ini manungod sa "Sale, Trading, Administration, Dispensation, Delivery, Distribution and Transportation of Dangerous Drugs and/or Controlled Precursors and Essential Chemicals." (With report from Oscar Esmenda)

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Naga City joins attempt to break most number of organ donor registrants world record

NAGA CITYThe attempt to break the Guinness world record on most people to sign up for organ donations has begun.

At the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum in this city, long queues of those who want to register have been forming since 9 AM. Marshalls have already been deployed in the area to assist the donors.

Last wednesday, Bicol Medical Center (BMC) Department of Surgery and Organ Procurement Office head Dr. Freddie Sy announced in a press conference that donors can give their cornea, eyes, liver, pancreas, bones, kidneys and lungs when they have passed away.

This, according to Sy, will be an invaluable help to victims of organ failure.

Sy clarified, however, that while the project aims to break the world record, its focus is more on spreading awareness about the advocacy.

Organ donation, says Sy, is a way for ordinary citizens to become heroes, as their body parts will help extend the lives of other people.

BMC chief of Medical and Professional Staff Dr. Mary Jane Jane Guazon-Uy, echoed Sy's call, saying that the project will also help the Department of Health (DOH) achieve its goal of having no live organ donors in the future.

Naga City, however, is but one of the six locations in the country which together aim to be break the Guinness record. Currently, the the organ donor sign-up is being held in Quezon City Circle in Quezon City, Polytechnic University of the Philippines Track and Field Area in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center in San Fernando City, La Union, Almendra's Gym in Davao City, Davao del Sur, and Leonardo Mamba Gym in Tuguegarao City.

The Philippines will try to beat the record that is being held by India, which had 10,450 registrants in eight hours, and 2,755 in one hour. (With report from Oscar Esmenda)

Attempt to break 'Most number of organ donor registrants' world record in Naga City
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD

Attempt to break 'Most number of organ donor registrants' world record in Naga City
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD

Attempt to break 'Most number of organ donor registrants' world record in Naga City
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD

Attempt to break 'Most number of organ donor registrants' world record in Naga City
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD

Attempt to break 'Most number of organ donor registrants' world record in Naga City
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD
Most number of organ donor registrants' press conference in Naga City
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD

Most number of organ donor registrants' press conference in Naga City
PHOTO: OSCAR ESMENDA/BICOL STANDARD

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Paolo Ballesteros, Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo arrive in Legazpi City for Eat Bulaga

Paolo Ballesteros, Wally Bayola and Jose Manalo are now in Legazpi City for the Juan for All, All for One Sugod Bahay sa Barangay.

In this photo that was shared by Eat Bulaga on Facebook, the three hosts posed with the leis that they were given.

Said activity will happen tomorrow at Barangay Puro.

Paolo Ballesteros, Wally Bayola and Jose Manalo
Source: Eat Bulaga
Yesterday, Bicolana Valerie Weigmann, one of the hosts of said noontime show, shared a photo of Legazpi City Airport after she landed on Instagram. Attached to the photo is the greeting "Marhay na hapon mga kababayan ko."

DON'T MISS: Bicolana Eat Bulaga host Valerie Weigmann comes home

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Bicolana Eat Bulaga host Valerie Weigmann comes home

Did you know that Eat Bulaga host Valerie Weigmann is a Bicolana? Her mother, Delia Clacio Weigmann is from the region.

Did you know that Valerie Weigmann is a Bicolana?
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Valerie Weigmann: Marhay na hapon mga kababayan ko!
Yesterday, Valerie showed off her Bicolana roots when she remarked "Marhay na hapon mga kababayan ko!" on Instagram and Twitter, right after she landed at Legazpi Airport.

This isn't the first time, however, that Valerie made known her origins. Last year, she mentioned on an episode of Eat Bulaga that her Bicolana mother was working in Germany, where she was born. Delia Weigmann is reportedly a kitchen assistant while Valerie's father is a chief cook.
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Valerie was born on November 22, 1989 in Weisbaden, Germany. She studied at Werner-von-Siemens Realschule in the same town. When she was in her teens, she went to the Philippines to pursue a career in modelling.

Valerie started to make a name in the industry when she joined ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus. She was linked with Ejay Falcon, a fellow housemate. Because of her looks and quirky personality, she was frequently referred to as "Crush ng bayan."

The actress-model also guested on several shows, such as the now-defunct That's My Doc on ABS-CBN and TV5's Kidlat. She was also in the 2013 film, Ang Huling Henya.

Valerie joined GMA's Eat Bulaga  as one of its hosts in 2013. It was on the noontime show that she earned the nickname "Ang Tisay ng Barangay."

Yesterday, she came home to Bicol to join Eat Bulaga's Juan for All, All for Juan: Sugod Bahay sa Barangay activity in the Barangay Puro, Legazpi City. Also expected to attend the activity are fellow Bicolano Wally Bayola, as well as Jose Manalo and Paolo Ballesteros.

Bicolana actress-model Valerie Weigmann
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Bicolana actress-model Valerie Weigmann
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Bicolana actress-model Valerie Weigmann
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

How the bachelor Lotto winner from Legazpi plans to spend his P13.9M

Buying only a ticket worth P20.00, a lucky man from Legazpi City joined the millionaire's club after bagging P13,919,766 in the Lotto 6/42 earlier this month.

His winning digits: 04-08-11-12-20-21.

According to Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II, the 33-year-old waiter, who is still single, plans to buy his parents a house and lot, give some money to his siblings, and put up his own business.

Rojas said that the new Bicolano millionaire shared the P27,893,532 jackpot with somebody from Lucena City.

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SM Hypermarket-Daet, Camarines Norte Photo Tour

SM Hypermart-Daet opened today. The supermart is located in Vinzons Avenue, Brgy. 4, Daet, Camarines Norte.

Francisco Elevado of DWFB takes us on a photo tour:



























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