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.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

4 nabbed for cutting pili tree

SAN JOSE, CSURFour men were arrested in this town for illegally cutting down a pili tree.

Pili tree
Pili tree
Photo: DENR
The suspects were Andres Caballero y Roxas, 43, of San Isidro West, Goa; Jesus Delfino y Prado, 55, of San Isidro West, Goa; Larry Barcenilla y Rodriguez, 38, of Brgy. Bagacay, San Jose; and Rodolfo Bibaro y Mendez, 47, of Brgy. Danlog, San Jose.

All four were caught in the act of cutting down the tree without the necessary permits by elements of San Jose Municipal Police Station.

The authorities confiscated from the group a chainsaw with a tampered serial number, and the lumber from the illegally-cut tree.

A complaint for the violation of the Forestry Reform Code and the Chainsaw Act are now being prepared by the police.BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Aguihon ta sa tigsik

ni Ireno Alcala

Tigsik ko an Bicol Standard
Sa paagui ni Manoy Gil na nagpalaad
Nin ilaw dalan tanganing ako makaguimaad
Tungkusan an dalan na makataong ladawan
Kan mga nangyayari sa kapalibutan.
Tigsik ko ining tikapo na nagsusurat kaniyo
Nagpuyat siya na makahaman nin artikulo
An sakong dispensa saindong pagtiyagaan
Ining napurot na mga kawing-kawing nin kaaraman.
Tigsik ko an maestra na si Manay Aida
Les Jaruci kun apudon sa pagtigsik mahurupon.
Nakaguibo pa ngani nin libro sa mga tigsik na tiniripon,
Naipublikar sa mga diyaryo
Sako man na naguin inspirasyon.
Tigsik ko ining Bicolandia
Rehiyon singko na naguimatan ta
Bantog sa mga tanawon, sa turismo maagwanta
May Mayon, may butanding na binibisita nin mga turista
Satong ibantulin na espesyal talaga
an lugar ta.
Tigsik ko an ciudad nin Naga, an puso kan Bicolandia
Sa fiesta nin Penafrancia madadalan an mga parada
Mga ikid sa tinampo, mga tugtog nin banda
Tigsik ko an mga kakanon sa rehiyon Bicol
Maguta, maharang na saimo ipapa-sampol
An bantog na Bicol Express asin pinangat na an version kadakol,
Sa sobrang gama-gama an pagkakan mo mapapadakol.
Tigsik ko an mga cancion bicolnon
Satong ibalangibog guibohon na inspirasyon.
Sa paggibo nin kanta, sa pagsali sa mga kumpetisyon
Bako sanang ‘Sarung Banggui’ an saimong tatangkuruson.
Tigsik ko an primerong kabtang kaining pagsurat
Tibaad umoy na kamo kan sakong pigkukuriyat,
Na mga tema na may maguian asin magabat,
Antabayanan sa sunod kun kamo na an masusukyat.

Si Ireno Alcala sarong kusinero sa Naess Shipping Phils. asin Wallem Maritime Services Inc. Dati man siyang brodkaster sa estasyon nin radyo sa Naga. Siya taga-Baliuag Nuevo, Minalabac, Camarines Sur.
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Sorsogon PDEA agent murdered

SORSOGON CITYAn agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was gunned down earlier today by two unidentified armed men, who are believed to be members of drug syndicates.

PDEA
Investigation reports reveal that the victim, Arnel Estrallado, was inside his eatery in Barangay Tugos when the assailants fired at him.

A member of his family reportedly was able to get his service pistol, allowing him to return fire. However, the victim had already sustained gunshot wounds on different parts of his body.

After the shooting, the suspects fled in the direction of Barangay Pangpang.

Meanwhile, Estrallado was rushed to the hospital for medical assistance, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

This is not the first time that Estrallado was fired upon by alleged members of drug syndicates.

During the previous ambuscades, he was able to escape unharmed.

Police authorities are still conducting an investigation surrounding this killing.BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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PHOTOS: Ligao City Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day

 Ligao City Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day
Photo: Third District of Albay
Agricultural produce from the various barangays were paraded throughout the streets of Ligao City during Farmers' Day earlier this week. The event, which is part of the six-day Sunflower Festival, also featured carabaos in colorful garb. Farmers later sold the fruits and vegetables at the Agri Trade Fair at the City Park.

 Ligao City Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day
Photo: Third District of Albay

 Ligao City Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day
Photo: Third District of Albay

 Ligao City Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day
Photo: Third District of Albay

 Ligao City Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day
Photo: Third District of Albay

 Ligao City Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day
Photo: Third District of Albay

 Ligao City Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day
Photo: Third District of Albay

 Ligao City Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day
Photo: Third District of Albay
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UNC swimmers gear up for PRISAA National Games 2014

Swimmers from the University of Nueva Caceres have started their rigorous training at the Civic Center here in Naga City. This is preparation for the Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) National Games 2014 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on April 6 to 12, 2014.

UNC swimmers gear up for PRISAA National Games 2014
UNC swimmers gear up for PRISAA National Games 2014
Photo by Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard

UNC swimmers gear up for PRISAA National Games 2014
UNC swimmers gear up for PRISAA National Games 2014
Photo by Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard

UNC swimmers gear up for PRISAA National Games 2014
UNC swimmers gear up for PRISAA National Games 2014
Photo by Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard

UNC swimmers gear up for PRISAA National Games 2014
UNC swimmers gear up for PRISAA National Games 2014
Photo by Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard
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Bicol University among best performers in PRC exams

The Bicol University is the sole tertiary institution in Region V which has been recognized as a top-performing school in exams given by Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC).

Bicol University
This is according to reports coming from the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education chaired by Pasig Rep. Roman Romulo.

“We are making this list public to enable consumers of teaching education–prospective teachers and their parents–to make a sound choice as to where they will most likely get the best value for their hard earned tuition money,” Romulo explained.

Bicol University in Legazpi City is among the top schools for mechanical engineering, having garnered 84.29% passing percentage in the last two exams administered by the PRC.

Meanwhile, Bicol University in Daraga is part of the best schools for Certified Public Accountants, with a passing percentage of 85.94% in the previous two exams.

Meanwhile, listed below are the other schools with excellent performance in licensure exams based on PRC records, according to Romulo.
Nursing
West Visayas State University-La Paz (100%)
Cebu Normal College (100%)
UP-Manila (100%)
Chinese General Hospital Colleges (99.30%)
Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao (99.28%)
Benguet State University-La Trinidad (99.15%)
UST (99.04%)
Trinity University of Asia (98.95%)
Saint Paul University-Dumaguete (98.36%)
Xavier University-Cagayan de Oro (98.15%)
Velez College-Cebu (98.01%)
Cebu City Medical Center (97.06%)
Saint Paul University-Manila (96.23%)
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (95.45%)
Saint Paul University-Iloilo (94.74%)
University of Saint Louis-Tuguegarao (94.52%)
Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation (94.51%)
Saint Louis University-Baguio (93.33%)
San Pedro College-Davao (89.41%)
Southern Luzon State University-Lucban (88.61%)
Saint Mary’s University-Bayombong (88.15%)
Secondary Education
University of the Philippines–Diliman (91.66%)
Saint Louis University-Baguio (90.88%)
University of San Carlos–Cebu (90.16%)
University of Santo Tomas (89.59%)
Philippine Normal University–Manila (89.43%)
PNU–Agusan (88.83%)
University of Southeastern Philippines-Tagum (88%)
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (84.06%)
Bohol Island State University–Tagbilaran (82.89%)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Taguig (82.26%)
Davao Oriental State College of Science & Technology (82.18%)
Xavier University-Cagayan de Oro (81.71%)
Technological University of the Philippines–Cavite (80.65%).
Elementary Education
University of Santo Tomas (100%)
Bohol Island State University–Tagbilaran (95.95%)
West Visayas State University–La Paz (94.76%)
Xavier University-Cagayan de Oro (93.16%)
PNU–Manila (91.34%)
Talisay City College-Cebu (90.24%)
Southern Iloilo Polytechnic College (86.27%)
Saint Louis University-Baguio (84.91%)
Western Visayas College of Science & Technology-La Paz (82.31%)
Bohol Island State University–Bilar (81.13%)
Cebu Technological University–Argao (80.72%)
Electronic Engineering
UP-Diliman (97.67)
Electronics Technician
Mapua Institute of Technology (86.71)|
Civil Engineering
De La Salle University-Manila (98.46%)
UP-Diliman (92.39%)
UST (91.79%)
TUP-Manila (83.87%)
Mechanical Engineering
Batangas State University-Batangas City (96.37%)
UP-Diliman (95%)
Saint Louis University-Baguio City (89.58%)
DLSU-Manila (86.21%)
Bicol University-Legazpi City (84.29%)TUP-Visayas (82.29%)
Bataan Peninsula State University-Balanga City (81.67%)
TUP-Manila (80.48%).
CPA
UP-Diliman (98.81%)
De La Salle University-Manila (94.59%)
Mindanao Sate University-Iligan Institute of Technology (90%)
UST (89.65%)
Bicol University-Daraga (85.94%)
Criminology
University of the Cordilleras (99.42%)
Ifugao State University (95%)
Lipa City Colleges (94.83%)
University of Baguio (92.56%)
Universidad de Manila (88.39%)
Angeles University Foundation (87.69%)
Carlos Hilado State College of Fisheries-Binalbagan (82.81%)
University of La Salette-Santiago (80.5%)
PLT College Inc.-Bayombong (80.92%).


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Bicolano boxer Farenas KOs Mexican Velasquez

Gubat, Sorsogon-born boxer Michael Farenas won in last night's fight against Tijuana, Mexico native Hector Velasquez at the Fil Oil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Bicolano boxer Michael Farenas wins against Mexican Hector Velasquez.
Bicolano boxer Michael Farenas wins against Mexican Hector Velasquez.
Photo: MAG PACMAN/Alvin Go
Farenas won on a technical knockout after Velasquez suffered from a cut shortly after Round 2 began. He was awarded the WBC ABCO super feathweight title.

Velasquez, a former opponent of Pacquiao, now has a record of 56-21-3, with 38 knockouts.

Meanwhile, Farenas emerged with a record of 38-4-4, with 30 knockouts.

Farenas is expected to challenge WBO junior lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia soon.-BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Friday, March 21, 2014

RD Deona hopes for 2014 PNPA valedictorian to be deployed in Catanduanes

If he were to be asked, Chief Supt. Victor Deona, Philippine National Police (PNP) Bicol regional director, would want Police Cadet Glenn Tabo Santelices, who is graduating valedictorian from the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) on Mar. 31, assigned in his home province of Catanduanes.

2014 PNPA valedictorian Police Cadet Glenn Tabo Santelices
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“Santelices could show a good example and help a lot in persuading his fellow Catandunganons to pursue a career in the police service so that the PNP is able to fill up the gap in the island province’s number of policemen,” Deona on Thursday here said.

The problem in Catanduanes is that many policemen in the province come from the Bicol mainland and they have been leaving for assignment in their home province, taking advantage of the PNP program that provides for the assignment of all police non-commissioned officers (PNCOs) to stations in localities where they reside, Deona said.

This program, he said, intends to allow the PNCOs to properly manage their finances by maintaining only one household.

Hence, Catanduanes is running short of police personnel, given the fact that not much number of qualified applicants comes from the province during recruitment -- even as the quota has been increased, according to Deona.

He cited as example the latest recruitment process that offered 60 slots for the province, wherein only 15 qualified for entry -- with the balance taken by recruits from the mainland who later would work on their assignments in their home provinces.

To remedy the situation, the Bicol police chief said, he has been pushing police chiefs in Catanduanes to come up with an aggressive campaign to recruit more Catandunganons into the local police force, noting its periodic depletion due to transfer of assignments to the mainland.

This case results in the reduction in the number of police personnel and firearms in the province, pointing out that firearms are issued permanently to police personnel, meaning, they take it wherever their place of assignments are.

Recently, Deona said, the Catanduanes police had been allocated 70 brand-new 9mm Glock 17 Generation 4 handguns for issuance to personnel holding the ranks between Police Officer 1-3 who were yet to be issued side arms.

However, only 53 have been issued due to the shortage in recipients, the police regional chief said, noting that he decided to withhold the rest -- pending the final rationalization of personnel assignment in the region’s six provincial commands.

The balance of the handgun release will be given to Catanduanes only after the personnel situation has stabilized, he said.

“We are now also working on the reassignment of policemen from the mainland. We are also momentarily denying requests for transfer to their home province of about two dozens who are currently assigned in the island pending the availability of replacements,” Deona said.

The replacement of those who are seeking transfer will come from new recruits now undergoing PNP Scout training at the Regional Training School in Barangay Villahermosa, Daraga, Albay.

“Also, I am not entertaining notes from politicians,” he said, adding that since he took over as Bicol PNP chief months ago, he has not acted on such letters requesting the reassignment of certain policemen as those without political connections suffer in silence and grumble in private.

All requests for reassignments and designations of officers now have to pass through the regional police board, Deona said.

Anyway, Deona said, the regional police office is maintaining a bigger recruitment quota, expecting that the province would be able to come up soon with more qualified applicants to follow the example of Santelices who strived hard to enter the PNPA and become the academy’s top graduate this year, to the pride of Catandunganons.

Catanduanes Gov. Araceli Wong has said she will be at the PNPA in Silang, Cavite to attend the graduation rites and personally congratulate Santelices and his parents.

Wong said she will also encourage Santelices who will enter the police service with the rank of Inspector (lieutenant in the military rank) after graduation to seek his first field assignment in the province.

This 25-year-old top graduate, who hails from San Andres, Catanduanes, followed the footsteps of his father in the police service, PO3 Heide Santelices, who is currently assigned in Quezon City, according to Wong.

The young Santelices, who will receive the Presidential Kampilan Award and Plaque of Merit, will lead the 201 other graduates of PNPA Mandilaab Class 2014 during their 35th commencement exercise on Mar. 31.

Mandilaab stands for Mandirigmang may Dangal at Isipan Laan para sa Bayan.

“I hope, however, that he doesn’t follow the footsteps of his father in seeking assignment outside of his home province so that he becomes a model and inspiration of our youth into entering the noble career in the police service,” the governor added. (PNA) CTB/FGS/DOC/CBD/UTB
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2 Albayanos top Real Estate Broker Licensure Exam

Two Albayanos share the tenth place in the recently-released results of the Real Estate Broker Licensure Exam.

Lea Cordel Costo of Tabaco College and Lorenzo Ray Naz Tanael both scored 81.5% in the test.

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Bicolano boxer Farenas fights Mexican Velasquez tonight

Michael Farenas, a Bicolano boxer from Gubat, Sorsogon will face Mexican contender Hector Velasquez in a much-awaited contest in the junior lightweight division tonight.

Left: Michael Farenas, Right: Hector Velasquez
Photos: Zimbio/Boxingscene.com 
The ten-round main event will take place at at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan City. The event is under MAG Pacman Promotions, which is run by Pacquiao, Gerry Penalosa, and businessman Anson Tiu Co.

The 29-year-old Bicolano boxer holds a record of 37-4-4, with 29 knockouts.

Meanwhile, 39-year-old Velasquez who hails from Tijuana, Mexico, has a record of 56-20-3, with 38 knockouts.

Velasquez was once defeated by People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao as well as now-deceased Edwin Valero.

For the past several years, Farenas has been under the guidance of Penalosa, who is also a boxing champion.

Penalosa says that while Velasquez lost to Pacquiao and Valero, his boxing skills should not be understimated. He is, however, confident that Farenas will win the fight. - BICOLSTANDARD.COM



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Daraga town reroutes traffic on Monday

DARAGA, ALBAY—Eleven roads in this town will be closed on Monday, March 24, to make way for the street dance presentation of the Gayon Bicol Festival.

Daragang Magayon Festival 2014
According to a traffic advisory issued by the Daraga Municipal Police Station, all roads connecting to Rizal Street from Ninoy Aquino Park to Bicol University and T-Perez Street will be closed from 1 to 2 PM.

Among these roads are: Rizal Street Bicol University (boundary of Daraga and Legazpi), Rizal Street corner CPAC 1 going to Bagtang Road, Rizal Street corner First Park Subdivision going to Mary’s Child, Rizal Street corner BC College going to Morales Compound, Rizal Street corner Petron going to Regidor St., Rizal Street corner Quickmart, Rizal Street crossing J. Arboleda St. (Caltex and Novo), Rizal Street crossing Lotivio St. (Biggs and Daraga Bakery), Rizal Street crossing Padre Burgos St., Rizal Street island intersection at Junction Shell Kimantong.

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Goats take center stage in Ligao City's Goat Fun Show

LIGAO CITY—Seven goats dressed in festive costumes with sunflowers took the limelight in the 1st Goat Fun Show in this city.

The show was part of the set of activities sponsored by the city government and the third legislative district of Albay in celebration of the anniversary of Ligao's cityhood.

Awards were given to the Best Dressed Goat, Darling of the Crowd, and Best in Show.

Meanwhile, a separate parade featuring carabaos in costume was also held during the festival's Farmers' Day.

Goats take center stage in Ligao City's Goat Fun Show
Photo: Third District of Albay
Goats take center stage in Ligao City's Goat Fun Show
Photo: Third District of Albay
Goats take center stage in Ligao City's Goat Fun Show
Photo: Third District of Albay
Goats take center stage in Ligao City's Goat Fun Show
Photo: Third District of Albay
Goats take center stage in Ligao City's Goat Fun Show
Photo: Third District of Albay
Carabaos in costume during the Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day
Photo: Third District of Albay
Carabao in costume during the Sunflower Festival Farmers' Day
Photo: Third District of Albay
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Ligao City blooms during Sunflower Festival

The city of Ligao in Albay is abloom during the six-day celebration of the Sunflower Festival, which spotlights the flamboyant flower that abounds in the area.

Albay Third District Rep. Fernando Gonzalez poses with the candidates of Binibining Ligao
Photo: Cong. Fernando Gonzalez
The Sunflower Festival is held in conjunction with the thirteenth anniversary of the cityhood of Ligao.

Among the highlights of the festival is a colorful parade of carabaos and goats, which have been decorated in bright and striking costumes.

There is also the Binibining Ligao Beauty Pageant, in which ABS-CBN talent and Ligao native Marin del Rosario, has been invited as a special guest.

The other activities include the launching of the Teen Health Center, Sunflower Photography Workshop, a One-Man Exhibit titled "Kurit Ligao" by Jerick Plopino, free mass eye screening, Farmers' Laro ng Lahi, Living Diorama, 1st Ligao History and Geography Challenge, Paururagan sa Barangay (Talentadong Ligaoeño), LPG-Seed Exhibit & Agri-Trade Fair, Job Fair, Buntis Class, Opening of City Tourism Office and Pasalubong Center, Coastal Caravan, PWD Mini-Olympic & Wheelchairs Distribution, Laro ng Lahi (City Hall Employees), Inter-TODA Basketball Tournament, Cityhood Anniversary Fun Run 2014, Cityhood Babies' Race, LPG-SEED Exhibit / Agri-Trade Fair, Inauguration of Slaughterhouse and Operation of Mini-Hydro, Parade of Festivals, Sunflower BESTS 2014 Awarding Program, and Cityhood Anniversary Band Concert.

Spearheading the various events are Ligao City Mayor Patricia Gonzalez-Alsua and Albay Third District Representative Fernando Gonzalez.

The Ligao City Sunflower Festival will end on Monday, March 24.
Rep. Fernando Gonzalez with Binibining Ligao special guest Martin del Rosario
Photo: Cong. Fernando Gonzalez
Ligao City Sunflower Festival Goat Fun Show
Photo: Third District of Albay

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BIR awards Naga City top taxpayers

NAGA CITYThe Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) awarded the top taxpayers here in a bid to encourage the public to support its 2014 Tax Camapaign.

Naga City's top taxpayers
Photo: Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard

The government agency aims to raise P1.46 trillion in taxes before the year ends.

Present during the awarding at Naga City People's Hall were Regional Director Esmeralda M. Tabule, Assistant Regional Director Janette R. Cruz, Revenue District Officer Atty. Charlie C. Lim, local government officials, and members of the business sector.

Apart from the awarding, a signing of the pledge of support was also conducted at the BIR District Office. The BIR also gave a briefing on the new BIR forms.

2014 Tax Campaign Kickoff in Naga City
Photo: Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard

2014 Tax Campaign Kickoff in Naga City
Photo: Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard

2014 Tax Campaign Kickoff in Naga City
Photo: Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard


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PNP cuffs Sorsoganon illegal recruiter

An illegal recruiter from Pabreka, Sorsogon was arrested in Tagaytay City, Cavite for allegedly defrauding three people.

PNP
In an entrapment operation, Romeo Anonuevo Gerolia, 33 years old, and presently residing in Purok 4, Bgy. Balibago, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna was arrested by elements of Cavite PNP.

His victims were identified as Javier Bayot Opo, 50, of Bgy. Maitim 2nd, Central Tagaytay City; Rey Gerona Abano, 31, of Purok 162, Bgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City and Rene Etcoy Cabiles, 34, also of Purok 162, Bgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City .

The suspect reportedly told the victims that he was working at a travel agency called LWV Corporation.

Promising the victims jobs in Saudi Arabia, the suspect collected placement fees from the suspects.

However, it was discovered that the suspect was not affiliated with said travel agency.

The authorities have already filed a complaint for illegal recruitment against the suspect.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reminded the public to be cautious about said job offers.

Just this week, the agency launched a mobile app where people can check whether a recruiter is licensed, suspended, or removed from the list. The same information may be accessed via POEA's official website.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM


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Masbate police officer escapes ambush

BATUAN, MASBATEThe administrative officer of Batuan Masbate Police Station escaped an ambush staged by alleged members of the New People's Army.

Batuan, Masbate
The victim was identified as Alfred Yuson y Losano, 44 years old.

Yuson reportedly was heading home when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off a few meters from the motorcycle that he was riding. At least ten armed rebels also shot at him.

Yuson, however, was able to take cover, and later returned fire, which caused the rebels to withdraw.

Police found at the crime scen a 100-meter black detonating cord, empty shells from an M16 assault rifle, and a large hole which was created by the explosion.

Meanwhile, Yuson explained that the rebels had long been hunting for his head, believing that he is a government informer. The administrative office, however, denied the allegation.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Mga parasugal, dinakop sa San Fernando

SAN FERNANDO, CSurHuli sa higot na marhay na kasugoan kan oficina regional kan pulis sa Bicol, hinihigosan na marhay an mga awtoridad na poronponon an siisay man na igwa nin pagbalga sa ley.
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 Tupada, cara y cruz, maski tong-its, target nang surodon kan mga awtoridad, para mahipnoan an kaipohan na accomplisimeinto bulan-bulan, na iyong hagad sa saindang kan mga namamayo sa mayong patawad na pagpasunod kan ley.

Sinda Daniel Noora y Cadag, 20; Juner Noora y Doe, 18; Benedict Gases y Sibulo, 25, anas residentes kan barangay Del Pilar, dinakop mantang nagkakawat nin tong-its.

Sa sugal na pusoy man dae nakaligtas an mga nagkakarawat na sinda Mark Anthony Sacres y Capillano, 19; Junald Capillano y Solas, 22; Jesus Noora asin saro pang menor de edad. Sinda anas man residentes kan barangay Del Pilar.

Huli ta nadakop sinda sa akto na nagsusugal, dinara sinda sa oficina kan Provincial Prosecutor tanganing sangatan tulos nin caso.

Namayo kan operasyon kan pulis iyo si PSI Victor Azuela, an acting na hefe kan pulis digdi.
Afuera kan mga nasambit na sugal, na paglapas sa PD 1602, an mga awtoridad nangingisog pang entero ngonian sa pag dakop kan mga patupada.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Municipal Councilor Refareal kan Pamplona, inarestar

PAMPLONA, CSur—Piansang kantidad P24,000 an karibay kan temporaryong libertad kan sarong miembro kan consejo municipal sa banwaan na ini, huli kan casong paglapas sa Section 5, paragraph 1 kan R.A. 9262.

Pamplona, Camarines Sur
An nasambit na ley iyo an inaapod na Anti-Violence against Women and Children.  Ini may magabat na padusa, en caso mapatunayan kan jusgado na totoong nagkasala an ipigrereklamo.
Si Domingo Refareal y Clerigo kan Pamplona Municipal Council, ipigreklamo kan saiyang  familia, na suboot pigkukulgan.

An mandamiento de aresto para ki Refareal ipigserve kan municipal police kan Pamplona poco mas o menos alas 11:45 nin aga, sa residencia kan suspechado sa San Gabriel.

An arrest warrant contra ki Refareal firmado ni Judge Erwin Virgilio Ferrer, kan RTC Branch 20 sa Naga, kan fecha 6 kan Enero ngonian na taon.

Si PSI Samuel Ano Alforte, an acting na hefe kan pulis digdi an nanginot sa pagserve kan arrest warrant.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Libmanan SB, ginapos an poder ni Mayor Jimenez

Libmanan,CSur–Por medio kan pagbasura kan 2014 budget kan banwaan na ini, linalaoman na masufrir na entero an servicio sa mga tao.

Mayor Marilyn Jimenez
Photo: LGU Libmanan
An desisyon kan mayoriyang miembro kan Sangguniang Bayan na dai aprobaran an budget mangangahulugan na mayo ni sarong proyekto an pwedeng maimplementar.

Si Alkalde Marilyn Jimenez, naghagad na nin opinion sa Department of Budget and Management Regional Office sa Ciudad kan Legaspi, kan fecha 20 kan Febrero, ngonian na taon, para linawon kun ano sana an pwedeng gastoson na kwarta sa lindong kan inaapod na “re-enacted budget.”

An opinion ni Maria Angelita C. Celis, Director III, Officer-in-Charge kan DBM sa Bikol, saiyang pinagklaro na sa Sec. 323 kan Local Government Code of 1991, kun re-enacted an budget, arog kan sa Libmanan, an pwedeng sanang gastosan kan local na gobierno iyo an salaries and wages kan existidong posisyon, statutory asin contractual obligations asin an inaapod na essential operating expenses, na inaprobaran sa annual asin supplemental budget kan nagtalikod na taon.

Para mas malinaw, ano an inaapod na essential operating expenses?

An sabi kan DBM, ini an Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) asin bakong services.

Mientrastanto, sa nasambit na giya, an pwedeng consideraron na essential sa MOOE items, iyo an minasunod: gasolina, oil and lubricants expenses, gastos sa kuryente asin sa tubig, postage asin deliveries expenses (landline), repair asin maintenance kan mga vehiculo, insurance kan motor vehicles asin public buildings, asin an babakalon na accounting forms.

Sa 2013 budget kan Libmanan, igwa nin 19ng nakalista sa MOOE.

An dae pwedeng gastosan, dahil re-enacted an budget ninda, iyo an minasunod: travelling expenses, training expenses, Internet expenses, office supplies expenses, other supplies expenses, bayad sa scholarship,  representation allowance and transportation allowance (RATA), donations–AICS  o ayuda sa may mga helang, subsidy sa Day Care kan LGU, asin advertising expenses.

An gabos na ayuda kan gobierno municipal sa mga barangay, dae pwedeng paluwasan nin cuarta kan municipio.

An gabos na proyekto sa infrastructora,  an 20% economic development fund, dae pwedeng gastoson, sa rason na bawal ini kun re-enacted an budget.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Bigtime drug dealer sa Partido, dakop na

GOA, CSur–Duwang pigtotobodad na mayor na supplier nin shabu sa mga banwaan sa Partido Area an nahulog sa kamot kan mga awtoridad.

Goa, Camarines Sur
Sinda pigservehan nin search warrant na ipinaluwas ni RTC Judge Ma. Angela Acompanado-Arroyo, an Executive Judge sa RTC San Jose.

An pinagsararong fuerza kan mga pulis sa mga banwaan kan Lagonoy, Tigaon asin sa banwaan na ini an nagdakop ki Anthony Asor y Espenueva, 30, soltero, taga-San Benito, sa banwaan na ini, asin ki Alvino Dailo y Gabriel, 42, soltero, asin taga Lower Bicutan, Taguig City.

An duwa rinamalan mismo sa residencia ni Anthony Asor sa San Benito.

An huwes nagpaluwas kan kasugoan na haloghogon an residencia kan suspechado pagkalihis nin halawig na pagmanman kan hiro-hiro kan duwa, na may relasyon sa pag bariwas kan ipinagbabawal na droga.

Nakua sa poder kan mga suspechado an sarong dakulang pinaso na selyadong silag na plastic, na may laog nin pigtutobodan na methamphetamine hydrochloride o an inaapod na shabu; 4 na pidaso nin medium heat-sealed transparent sachet na may laog nin puting crystal na pulbos, na pig tutobodan na shabu; asin sarong pidasong sadit na silag na plastic sachet na an laog shabu.

Afuera kan ipinapangalad na droga, nakua pa sa saindang poder an sarong granada; 3ng lighters; 4 na pidasong ginamit nang aluminum foil na may laog na shabu residue; 9 na saradit na plastic sachet na may laog nin shabu; 2ng pidasong nakapiripit na aluminum foil; ginibo sanang tooter asin 2ng dagom.

Laen pa kan nasambit na mga bagay, nakua pa sa parehong lugar an 2ng pidaslong glock cal. 40 magazine; 1ng digital weighing scale, 1ng pidasong Ingram M11 cal. 9mm na may serial number 14674 na may silencer, 2ng pidasong Ingram M11 cal 9mm magazines; 7ng pidasong cal. 40 na bala para sa Ingram; jungle knife, cuarta na may total na P32,750.00; asin 7ng US dollar.

An nasambit na residencia igwang mga CCTV camera, na an saro infrared camera.

Igwa man nakuang digicam, video cam, asin cellphones.

An mga suspechado sinangatan nin reklamo sa paglapas sa Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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Isipon, Osipon: An graduation march sa Pilipinas

Aram daw nindo na an nadadangog nindong marcha sa graduation digdi sa Pilipinas, may titulong “Triumphal March?”
An libreto kan stage play na Aida
An musicang ini kinomposo ni Guiseppi Verdi, sarong Italiano. Enot na ginamit an tugtog sa stage play na may titulong Aida kaidtong 1871.

An istorya kaini, iyo an manungod ki Aida, sarong prinsesa kan nasyon kan Ethiopia. Si Aida dinakop kan mga soldados kan Ehipto, asin ginibong oripon.

Sosog sa istorya, an military commander kan Ehipto na si Radames namoot ki Aida.

Alagad, kaipuhan niyang mamili: pagkamoot ki Aida o pagkamoot sa saiyang hade. Dai naibitaran an pag-iwal kan Ethiopia asin kan Ehipto. Sa huring parte, gana an Ehipto sa giyera.

Bilang premio, sinabihan si Radames kan hade na an ano man na saiyang gustuhon, itatao saiya huli sa kapangganahan.

Sa parteng ini kan stage play na “Aida” pigtogtog an Triumphal March.

Hasta sa presente, an stage play na "Aida" ginigibo pa sa ibang parte kan kinaban.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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EDITORIAL: Naga City: An Makahadit na Lugar?

The never-ending list of crimes committed in Naga City by riding-in-tandem suspects has given rise to a disturbing irony: as the number of crimes increases, so does society’s apathy, apparently.

Just this week along Mayon Avenue, two suspects snatched the bag of a woman who was aboard a tricycle. The incident happened at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, a time when many would think that criminals would be wary to attack, as they would be unable to avail of the cover of darkness.

Such wariness, however, no longer seems to exist: this and other crimes continue to be committed in broad daylight, sometimes a mere stone’s throw away from police outposts.

Meanwhile, the routine for victims of riding-in-tandem criminals has become this: to record the incident in the police blotter, and to simply forgive and forget. Never mind seeking justice, because justice, in these cases, rarely comes.

It is perplexing that such incidents happen in Naga, a city where the ratio of police officers to residents is 1 to 400 people, greatly exceeding the recommended 1 is to 1,000 ratio.

Even more baffling, however, is that despite the alarming number of crimes, the city officials have not put their foot down and waged an all-out war against evil elements.

These past few weeks, for instance, the focus of these officials has generally been on tourism and culture. Arguably, these are likewise important, but their urgency hardly comes close to the need to address the deteriorating peace and order situation.

For what these tourism initiatives are worth, people will not flock to Naga if the city’s reputation remains to be a place where one would fear commuting at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

It is worth underscoring that peace and order should not be left solely into the hands of the police. The responsibility of ensuring the security of the people still resides primarily with the city officials, who are mandated by law to take command. It is they who must exercise political will, who must dream up ways by which we can curb, if not eradicate, criminality.

Whether they will favour Duterte’s take-no-prisoners stance or adopt their own style in deterring criminals will have to depend on their judgement—they were, after all, entrusted with making these decisions when they were elected.

Meanwhile, Nagueños for now will have to confront the fact of life that is criminality in this city which was once hailed as “an maogmang lugar.”

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Tooth or Consequence? Oral health and diabetes

Dr. Jessie Albeus
by Dr. Jessie Albeus

During the last Luzon Area Conference of the Philippine Dental Association that I attended  last January 13-14  at the Philippine International Convention Center, the lectures focused on oral health in relation to medically-compromised patients such as diabetics and patients with cardio-vascular diseases, among others.

Diabetic patients are one of the risk groups among patients being handled by dentists.  MNT Knowledge Center defines  Diabetes (diabetes mellitus), as a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both.  What are the symptoms of persons with diabetes? Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia).

A number of oral diseases and disorders have been associated with diabetes mellitus, and periodontitis has been identified as a possible risk factor for poor metabolic control in subjects with diabetes.  Numerous studies have linked periodontitis as a complication of diabetes. Patients with long-standing, poorly controlled diabetes are at risk of developing oral candidiasis, and the evidence indicates that periodontitis is a risk factor for poor glycemic control and the development of other clinical complications of diabetes. Evidence suggests that periodontal changes are the first clinical manifestations of diabetes.

What dental problems are people with diabetes at higher risk for? One is dry mouth. Uncontrolled diabetes can decrease saliva flow, resulting in dry mouth. Another would be gum inflammation such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Third is poor healing of oral tissues as blood flow to the treatment site can be impaired. Fourth, burning mouth and/or tongue that is caused by the presence of thrush.  MNT Knowledge Center defines oral thrush (also known as oral candidiasis) as a yeast fungi infection of the genus Candida that develops on the mucous membranes of the mouth. It is most commonly caused by Candida albicans, but may also be caused by Candida glabrata or Candida tropicalis. Candidosis or Moniliasis refers to adult oral thrush, while oral thrush can refer to that which affects both adults and babies.

Oral thrush causes thick white or cream-colored deposits, most commonly on the tongue or inner cheeks. The lesions can be painful and may bleed slightly when they are scraped. The infected mucosa of the mouth may appear inflamed and red.

People with diabetes who smoke are at even a higher risk, up to 20 times more likely than nonsmokers, of developing thrush and periodontal disease. Smoking also seems to impair blood flow to the gums, which may affect wound healing in this tissue area.

If your blood sugar is not under control, talk with both your dentist and physician about receiving elective dental care. Dental procedures should be as short and as stress-free as possible. Also, make morning appointments because blood glucose levels tend to be under better control at this time of day. If you have a scheduled appointment, eat and take your medications as directed. See your dentist on a regular basis at least every six months. Be sure to inform your dentist of your health status to prevent complications and keep your mouth in good health.

Dr. Jessie R. Albeus is the two-term president of the Philippine Dental Association in Camarines Sur (January 2012 to May 2014). He is also the President of the Ateneo de Naga University Alumni Association.

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Fun, fearless and fabulous: Modelo Bikolano holds Real Women Empowerment Workshop

NAGA CITY—In full support of  the global Women’s Month celebration, top-notch local modeling agency Modelo Bikolano held its first Real Women Empowerment Workshop over the weekend.

Participants of the Modelo Bikolano Women Empowerment Workshop
The event, which was open to all women 20 years old and above, took place at Villa Caceres Hotel.

The Real Women Empowerment Workshop is premised on the idea that all women are capable of realizing their full potential. With proper guidance and training, they can harness their strengths, transform their weaknesses, and achieve true joy.

To reach this goal, Modelong Bikolano designed a set of sessions on basic makeup, poise and projection, basic runway modelling, and personality development.

Modelo Bikolano’s very own Anjo Santos, renowned makeup artist, modelling coach, and pageant guru, facilitated the two-day event. Santos was also joined by Tess Mendoza, Modelo Bikolano’s PR Manager, and Winnie Ceas-Ventura during the sessions.

Bicolano Supermodels

Meanwhile, the first-ever organized modelling group in the Bicol Region is seeking more fresh faces to join its upcoming summer modelling workshop on April 12 to 13.

The workshop is open to males or females between the ages of 13 to 20. Applicants must be smart, disciplined, passionate, good-looking and honest.

Interested applicants are invited to secure their application forms at Modelo Bikolano Studio, Bagumbayan Norte. Forms must be submitted on or before April 3. Those accepted will undergo the second step, an interview, on April 5.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Nag-imon na agom, sinubsoban an balay

MOBO, MASBATE—Dae naghuhuraw na pag-imon an sinasabing rason kun nata ta sinubsuban kan agom na babae an saindang harong sa barangay Dacu, sa banwaan na ini.

Mobo, Masbate
“Ano man an kamugtakan kan balay na ini,” an nag-gugumod-gumod na sinasabi ni Milanda Butison, mantang nag aarabadab nin kadagitan an suspechado.

An pagtubod kan mga imbestigador, si Mrs. Butison malibong an payo, huli sa mga tsismis na an saiyang esposo igwa nin ibang babae, o kabit.

Antes pa suboot na mangyari an pag sulo kan saindang residencia, enot nang pig probaran ni Milanda na hapoton an saiyang mister kun totoo an huring-huding na saiyang naasasagap, dapit sa saiyang pakikipag relasyon sa iba.

Mientrastanto, dae na nagkaigwa nin oportunidad na magkaolay an mag agom, huli ta nag desisyon na an misis na sabritan an posporo na iyong matoprod kan saindang residencia.

Nagsuko man tulos sa mga awtoridad an suspechado, asin ngonian yaon pa sa laog kan carcel.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Mahabas sa tindahan, naglalakop sa Albay

ALBAY—Mas marigmat na mga mata o pagbogtak nin mga CCTV camera an naheheling na solusyon tanganing maebitaran an masunod na hornada nin harabasan sa mga tindahan didgi.
Ngonian sanang nakaaging pirang aldaw, nakalista sa record kan pulis na apat na tindahan an hinarabasan nin sari-saring efectos arog kan sapatos, T-shirt, shampoo, asin de lata.

PNP
Sa market site sa Daraga, si Myrna Derilo y Reynoso, 55, iyo an suspechado sa paghabas nin sarong padis nin sapatos na kantidad P650, sa paagi kan pagtago kaini sa irarom kan saiyang blusa.
Sa Save More Convenience Store sa Barangay Oro, Legazpi City, ipigreklamo si Erigen de Alagdon y Villanueva, 22, sa suboot pagkua niya kan sarong bote nin shampoo na may presyong P186.75. Siya na-aprehender mismo kan security guard.

Sa Jun-Zons Commercial sa Bay-bay, Legazpi City, si Jovet Paginon y Dagondon, 24, dinakop sa pag-ikit nin duwang pedasong T-shirt na kantidad P268 asin P280.

Mientrastanto, sa Divine Cheng Disco Club sa Barangay Bogtong, Legazpi City, sarong security guard an inaresto sa acto na paghabas nin tolong de latang mais, asin duwang de latang mushroom.
Nanotaran kan mga autoridad na lakop na ngonian an insidente nin paghabas sa mga tindahan, orog na sa mga lugar na suru-suan an mga tao.

Huli kan bagay na ini, nagpatanid an pulis na dapat magbogtak nin parabantay para ma-alaw an siisay man na igwa nin intensyon na magkua nin ano man na bagay na bako man ninda.

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RDC lists 9 projects for Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY—Albay Governor Joey Salceda, who is the chairman of the Regional Development Council for Bicol (RDC-5) announced that the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) has listed nine upcoming programs and projects for the region.

Regional Development Council Region V Bicol
Included in the list is the modernization of the Bicol Medical Center, the upgrading and improvement of the Daet and Masbate Airports, a feasibility study for structural measures of the Integrated Naga River Revitalization Project, the upgrading of the Virac-San Andres Tourism Corridor in Catanduanes, the Camarines Norte DOT-DPWH Convergence on Tourism Support Infrastructure Program, the development of Pinaculan Treasure Island Resort, Camarines Norte Farm-to-Market Roads, 17 bridge projects, and Bottom-Up Budgeting projects.

Said list was reviewed and endorsed by the RDC as early as December 2013.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Mining firm in Masbate strikes Php 12 trillion worth of gold

MASBATE—A mining company based in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada announced that its open pit mine in Aroroy town may produce some 190,000 to 200,000 ounces of gold this year, according to a report on the Wall Street Journal.

Gold nugget
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At the average price of $1,475 per ounce, said amount of gold will be equivalent to around US$295,000,000 or PhP12,685,000,000.

In a separate report by RTTNews, B2Gold said that its profit in the fourth quarter of 2013 spiked despite the lower price of gold, partly because of the high production in its Masbate mine.

B2Gold, which acquired the Masbate mine on January 16, 2013, has since been conducting an aggressive exploration program, which consists of drilling, geochemical sampling, and follow-up trenching.

B2Gold is but one of the numerous companies which are mining the rich gold deposits of Aroroy town.

Both large-scale and small-scale mining companies have set up shop in the town which is home to around 70,000 inhabitants.

For years, environmentalists have been opposing said mining projects in Masbate, as they claim that such activities pollute the river with mining waste, destroy agricultural lands, and force farmers to relocate. Others, meanwhile, have expressed their concern about the health risks that mining poses for the workers.

Meanwhile, B2Gold insists that the company has a strong commitment to responsible environmental stewardship and protection of human health.

Apart from Masbate, B2Gold has mines in Africa and Latin America.

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