Saturday, April 25, 2015

ORAGON | 2015 Midwifery Board topnotchers ALL Bicolanos

LEGAZPI CITY –Eleven Bicolanos have conquered the top 10 slots in the most recent Board Examinations for Midwives, the Professional Regulations Commission ( PRC) announced over the weekend.

April Kay Vargas Calderon, a graduate of Catanduanes State University,(CSU) in Virac, Catanduanes topped the 882 board passers, out of 1,968 who took the said licensure examinations.

Calderon got a rating of 89.75%.

Apart from Calderon, four other graduates from Catanduanes State University (CSU) also notched spots in the top ten list.
Meanwhile, Carlo Cervantes Vibar, who graduated from Bicol University (BU) in Legazpi City, was the second placer. He received a 88.95% rating.

Bicol University produced  two topnotchers.

Four (4) graduates from Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC) in Nabua, Camarines Sur, figured in the elite roster.

The top ten examinees in the 2015 midwifery board exams are the following:

1. April Kay Vargas Calderon, Catanduanes State University, Virac, Catanduanes’ 89.75

2. Carlo Cervantes Vibar, Bicol University, Legazpi City, 88.95

3. Jernnifer Zuniga Terrazola, Catanduanes State University, Virac, 88.70

4. Lara Marez Oliva Cuba, Camarines Sur Polytecnic College, Nabua, Camarines Sur, 88.40

5. Carla Mae Tubalinal Benavidez, Catanduanes State University, Virac, 88.30

6. Christine Jou Magtangob Porte, Catanduanes State University, Virac, 88.10

7. Mary France Lumabi Tivar, Catandunes State University, Virac, 87.90

8. Fatima Dacpano Cuadro, Camarines Sur Polytechnic College, Nabua, 87.85

9. Elysha Hannah de Leon Cabais, Camarines Sur Polytecnic College, Nabua, 87.75

    Gabrielle Castuera Carpio, Bicol University, Legazpi City, 87.75

11. Cyrill Joy Barja Uson, Camarines Sur Polytecnic College, Nabua, 87.55 

BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.

GMA7's 24 Oras Bicol signs off

Photo via 24 Oras Bicol Facebook Page
NAGA CITY –“We are still in a state of shock."

This was the statement made today (April 25) by 24 Oras- Bicol reporter Michael "Mike" Biando over the decision of the GMA network to pull the plug of the local Bicolano news production of the Kapuso network.

"We were only informed right after the newscast yesterday," he explained.

"Even our anchorman, Elmer Caseles was surprised when our station manager announced that yesterday’s telecast of 24 Oras Bikol, was our last,” Biando added.

"He said that since last week, they had been hearing unconfirmed information that the early afternoon newscast would fold up for reasons not  discussed to them by the management," Biando said.

He also told BICOLSTANDARD.COM that representatives from the Manila office will be coming here on Tuesday (April 28) to discuss the fate of the members of the news team.

"We were informed that the employees will be offered a special package to cover for their separation from their jobs," said Biando.

Meanwhile, apart from Biando, other members of the news team also confirmed that they had been severed from their news assignments since Friday.

The company has also shut down the local productions of its regional offices in Cagayan de Oro City, Bacolod City, and Ilocos.
An employee of the local GMA network, who requested not to be named, said that the reason for the closing down of said afternoon newscast is to “streamline its programs and manpower to ensure competitiveness.”

Meanwhile, anchorman Elmer Caseles of 24a Oras Bicol could not be reached at press time for his reaction regarding this matter.(BICOLSTANDARD.COM) Pirmeng enot. Pirmeng bago.

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake rocks Albay

JOVELLAR, Albay-- A mild quake rocked the province of Albay at 10:06 pm, Saturday (April 25).

According to the bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the epicenter of the tremor was tracked 13.09°N, 123.53°E - 07 km N 75° W of Jovellar (Albay), with a depth of 23 kilometers.

The origin of the Magnitude 3.4 quake was tectonic, said the agency.

No damage and aftershocks are to be expected. BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.


Playboy na lolo, na agkong pigbabaloy-baloy, rinakop

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Mike Gonzalez, The Coffee

BAAO, CSur –Kinasohan dangan ipinadakop kan saiyang tunay na agom an sarong 65 anyos na suboot plaboy na lolo, sa Barangay San Isidro, sa banwaan na ini.

Pinangaranan an akusado na iyo si Ernesto Balbuena y Boquiron, susug sa mandamiento de aresto na pinaluwas contra saiya kan Municipal Trial Court (MTC).

Sabi sa record kan mga awtoridad si Balbuena, kinasohan kan saiyang esposa nin Concubinage ta inabandonar kan suspechado an saiyang agom, tanganing duman na magestar kaibahan an saiyang bagong kailusyon asin kasaroan.

An concubinage, sarong caso nin lantadan na pananambay.

An suspechado sinahotan kan saiyang esposa na may pigbabaloybaloy  nang joven na piday.

Kan tukloon kan mga pulis sa pamamayo ni SPO4 Dennis B. Barrameda, SPO1 Ryan P. Bulawan, PO2 Marife Marife Monge, PO1 Roma Katherine T. Batacan, PO1 Almira Repaso, si Balbuena dae man nakisuhay asin mahuyong boot na nag-iba sa mga awtoridad.

Dinakop siya sa kasuguan kan Juwes, sa mandamiento de aresto na firmado ni Judge Dominador A. Agom kan MTC sa banwaan na ini.

May recomendadong fianzang P12,000 an jusgado para sa temporaryong libertad kan akusado. Report Ni Oscar Esmenda (BICOLSTANDARD.COM) Pirmeng enot. Pirmeng bago.

Babaeng may helang sa pag-isip, tinaga an kasaroan

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Mike Gonzales, The Coffee

GIGMOTO, Catanduanes – Tinibtiban nin nagkapirang beses kan suspechadong si Ruth Tolledo y Adongga, 22 anyos, residente kan Barangay District 1, sa banwaan na ini an saiyang kasaroan na pigbisto sa pangaran na Jose Arcilla y Timuat.

Si Arcilla, 44 anyos an edad, residente kan Barangay District I, sa banwaan na ini.

Nagluluwas sa ginibong pagsiyasat na si si Arcilla nanok sa saiyang pagturog kan siya tari-tian nin nagkapirang beses kan darang tabak kan saiyang kasaroan na si Tolledo.

An suspechado pigtutubodan na baryado o sinumpong kan saiyang helang sa pag-iisip, kan ginibo an krimen.

Sinasabing an suspechado igwa nang record kan mga nakaaging aldaw na pinabulog siya sa Mental Hospital sa Pili, Camarines Sur.

Minutos sana pagkatapos kan incidente, luminayas na an suspechado sa harong na saindang pig-iistaran kaibahan an saiyang kasaroan.

Hasta sa presente, hinahanap pa siya kan mga awtoridad para imbestigaran. BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.

Ateneo de Naga Survey: Leni Robredo top pick for Naga City mayor; Bongat a poor third

NAGA CITY—Camarines Sur Third District Rep. Leni Robredo is the top pick for city mayor in 2016.

This is according to the 2015 First Quarter Naga City Poverty and Governance Public Opinion Poll conducted by the Ateneo Social Science Research Center released on April 17.

The survey revealed that among the 12.2% Nagueños of voting-age who have selected their preferred candidate for the 2016 pills, 28.6% chose Congresswoman Leni Robredo.

Incumbent Mayor John Bongat only ranked third at 22.4%.

In second place, meanwhile, is incumbent Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion, with 26.5%.

Other names which came up in the survey were Nathan Sergio, Gabriel Bordado III, Jessica Robredo, Esteban Abonal III, and Fortunato “Tato” Mendoza.

Of the 10% of voting-age Nagueños who have selected their bet for vice mayor, 55% opted for Nelson Legacion, 22.5% for Gabriel Bordado III, and 20% for Nathan Sergio.

Dip in ratings

The study also showed that Mayor Bongat’s net satisfaction rating dived by as much as -24.7%.

He received a net satisfaction rating of +34.8%, from 59.5% from the same quarter last year.

Other city officials either retained their satisfaction rating of “good” or downgraded to “moderate” and “neutral.”

The city officials who retained a rating of “good” include Vice Mayor Legacion (+33.9%) and Councilors Sergio (+37.9%), De Asis (+35.3%), Bordado (+30.9%), and Raquid-Arroyo (+29.7%).

Those rated “moderate” are Councilors Abonal (+25.9%), Lavadia (+25.4%), Castillo (+24.0%), Perez (+17.3%), Rentoy (+15.5%), and Tuason (14.7%). Only Councilor Baldemoro got the rating of “neutral” (+7.5%)

Two out of five families in Naga City declared themselves poor, another section of the survey revealed.

Of the population sampled, 42.3% considered themselves food insecure.

Moreover, 30.5% said that having no permanent job is the major reason for being poor.

City offices

Among the selected city offices, the Civil Registrar’s Office got an “excellent” rating of +71.2%.

Some city offices received a “very good” net satisfaction rating, including the Metro Naga Water District (+57.4%), City Assessor’s (+57.1%), City Health (+55.2%), and Solid Waste Management (+54.5%).

A number of offices, meantime, received a “good” net satisfaction rating. These are City Social Welfare and Development (+48.3%), City Mayor’s Office (+47.6%), Environment and Natural Resources (+41.6%), Public Employment Services (+40.0%), City Administrator‟s (+38.9%), Public Safety (+37.3%), Naga City Hospital (+37.0%), and City PNP (+32.7%).

The net satisfaction rating of CASURECO II (+18.9%) which is “moderate” improved from last year 1st quarter rating of “neutral.”

Survey background

The 2015 First Quarter Naga City Poverty and Governance Public Opinion Poll used face-to-face interview of 400 representative samples randomly selected from voting age population of Naga City. The error margin is ±4.9%.

The survey was conducted from February 8 to March 8, 2015 by the Ateneo Student Researchers Pool, which consists of 21 student scholars of Ateneo de Naga University under the guidance of the Ateneo Social Science Research Center staff and funding from the University Research Council.

The study adopted the Social Weather Station (SWS) methodology and used its rating interpretation terminology.— With Report from Oscar Esmenda, BBS-DWLV and Paul Santos, DWNX BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Case filed vs suspect in Amaro masacre in Masbate

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Mike The Coffee

AROROY, Masbate – A complaint for Robbery with Homicide and Violation of RA 6539 (Carnapping) was filed with the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of Masbate against Randy Ogad and eight (8) others, who are all suspects in the April 5 criminal incident, in Barangay Luy-a, this town.

The nine (9) malefactors (including Ogad) were wearing PNP athletic uniform, blue pants, and wet look shoes when they entered the compound of Jesus Amaro y Balbuena aka Ka Isong, an local businessman here.

The suspects, said the report, immediately hogtied the employees of Amaro, namely: Alwin Licup y Luvidises, security guard, of Barangay Tinapian, Baleno, Masbate; Steven Ramones y Suplito, helper, of the same address,; and Ricky Almodiel y Madeloso aka Ricky, family driver, who is a resident of Barangay Nursery, Masbate City.

While inside the compound of Amaro, the suspects proceeded to the duplex premises. Upon seeing Jesus B. Amaro, they immediately fired upon him. The other victims were Gilbert Amaro y Suplito aka Boyet and Ricky M. Almodiel, who all died almost instantaneously because their bodies were peppered with bullets.

Afterwards, the suspects ransacked the premises and carted away all valuable items, including the money owned by the Jesus Amaro.

The suspects then boarded the Nissan Patrol Safari owned by the victim, which they used as their getaway vehicle.

The vehicle was abandoned at Barangay Matipuron, Milagros, Masbate.

Meanwhile, police investigators say that the witness to the said incident was able to positively identify one of the perpetrators of the crime as Randy Ogad upon showing to him pictures of wanted persons in the region.

The witness pinpointed the picture of Ogad as one of the nine (9) armed men who perpetrated the killing.

Additional investigation reveals that Ogad’s last known address is in Barangay Urban Poor, Daet, Camarines Norte or Purok 3 Mancruz, Daet, Camarines Norte.

His name is also  included in the PNP Regional Office file of wanted persons, who are facing arrest warrants.

The PNP files say that Ogad is wanted for murder in CC No. 2008-7101, now pending at Branch 53 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Sorsogon City, with no recommended bail.

A monetary reward amounting to P90,000 will be given to any person who could provide information that would lead to his arrest. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM) Pirmeng enot. Pirmeng bago.

BISTADO NA! | Police names suspect in Amaro massacre

LEGAZPI CITY—The Police Regional Office 5 has finally identified one of the suspects in the massacre that ended the life of small gold refinery owner Jesus "Ka Isong" Amaro,  his son Boyet, and their driver. 


Police tagged Randy Ogad as one of the suspects in the murders.

Witnesses, said the police, positively pinpointed and identified him after they were shown pictures of wanted persons. 

Ogad's last known address was at Brgy. Urban Poor, Daet, Camarines Norte and/or Purok 3 Mancruz, Daet, Camarines Norte.

He is presently included in the PNP PRO5 list of Regional Most Wanted Persons. Police have placed a Php90,000 bounty for his capture. 

Apart from being implicated in this case, the suspect is also the subject of an outstanding warrant of arrest for murder.

Docketed as Criminal Case No. 2008-7107, the case is pending before RTC Br 53, Sorsogon City, with no bail recommended.

Amaro massacre

At around 4:30 a.m. on April 5, nine armed men stormed into the compound of Jesus Amaro y Balbuena, also known as Ka Isong, a a 64-year-old businessman engaged in small-scale mining operation.

The malefactors then hogtied Amaro's employees, including Alwin Licup (security guard), Steven Ramones (helper)  and Ricky Almodiel (family driver).

Thereafter, the suspects proceeded to the duplex and shot Jesus Amaro, Gilbert Amaro, and Ricky Almodiel

Suspects the ransacked the premises and carted away cash money and other properties of the victims.

The suspects used the Nissan Patrol Safari owned by the victim as their getaway vehicle. Said vehicle was later abandoned and recovered in Brgy. Matipuron, Milagros, Masbate. 

The men were described by police to be wearing the PNP athletic uniform, blue pants, and wet look shoes.


Meanwhile, Amaro's Hi-lux van, bearing plate number YI7159, was also ambushed last April 18 in Sitio Lumbang, Barangay Usab Masbate City.

His brother-in-law, and two others died in the incident. The vehicle's driver was beheaded.
BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.

Konduktor kan bus, pigreklamo sa pantsansing

NAGA CITY – Dae maaraman kan sarong 22 anyos na daraga na nagsakay sa Raymond bus an saiyang gigibuhon matapos siya suboot abusuhon kan konduktor kan sasakyan.

Stock image via Pixabay

Sabi sa informasyon na tinipon kan BICOLSTANDARD.COM, si Nerissa (bakong tunay na pangaran), naglunad sa bus sa Pili pasiring sa Manila.

Sa tukawan na okupado niya, may kataid siyang sarong babae na may kaibanan na aki na kolkol kan saiyang ina sa tukawan.

Madali siyang napaturog. Nanok na maray asin hararom an turog niya.

May narisa siyang nagkikimit-kimit sa saiyang daghan, na sa enot niyang paghuna si kamot kan aki na nasa kataid niya.

Mayong malisya si Nerissa na nagbolokon guiraray asin ipinadagos an pagturog.

Alagad, nakarisang makusog na si pagumlo sa saiyang daghan kaya napagimata.

Digdi niya naaraman na may lalaki siyang kataid na iyo palan an nagpara-tsansing saiya.

Segun saiya, mantang nasa awto, dae siya nakagirong ta habo niyang mag-eskandalo. Takot suboot siya na mag-osip sa driver ta an saiyang pagduda mayo siyang makukuang justicia.

Pag-abot sa Manila, saka sana si Nerissa nagsumbong sa saiyang ina, mantang naghihibi.

Isinumbong na man niya sa opisina kan Raymond an nangyaing pag-abuso saiya kan konduktor na binistong si Alex Merle.

Mientrastanto, an magurang ni Nerissa maplantear nin reklamo sa oficina kan Raymond bus.

Mawot kan victima na tawan nin leksyon an imbueltong persona sa nangyari, asin ibalangibog an nangyari sa pasahero kan bus.

An konduktor pigsuspendir na sa trabaho, sabi ni Jun Fabricante, manager kan nasambit na bus company sa ciudad nin Naga.–ni Boyet Paderes BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirment enot. Pirmeng bago.

Ex-BM Naval to run for Caramoan mayor

NAGA CITY—Former 3rd district Board Member Angel G. Naval confirmed yesterday, April 21, that he is now a registered voter of the town of Caramoan, Camarines Sur.

Angel Naval
Angel Naval
Photo: Sangguniang Panlalawigan Camarines Sur
In an interview over radio station BBS-DWLV, Naval said that he will run for mayor of the said town in the 2016 polls.

He said that his main plan is to push for a more vibrant tourism program as that the said town is well-known as a tourist destination.

“I want Caramoan to be the lead municipality in the tourism programs. I have been engaged in the tourism business in this town for the past 20 years. However, I do not see any change,” Naval claimed in the interview.

“I am also alarmed by the fact that the incumbent Mayor, Jun “Onyo” Cordial’s wife Malyn is being groomed as the mayoralty candidate. I do not believe that there will be any improvement if she succeeds in her bid,” he added.

Naval also said that while his political base is Calabanga, the hometown of his father, his mother’s grandmother is a native of Caramoan.

"In fact, my grandmother donated the lot where the town hall is located including the land where the church is," he shared.

When asked why he decided to leave Calabanga, he said that his absence can be similar to a father who is looking for an opportunity outside of his original place. In due time, he will return to his old hometown, he said.

In an a separate interview by BICOL STANDARD, it was learned that apart from Angel Naval and Malyn Cordial, councilor Eddie Bonita is also eyeing the mayoralty position. —BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirmeng enot. Pirmeng bago

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Libmanan VM Bulaong, 7 other town officials indicted for graft

LIBMANAN, CSur--After finding probable cause, Gerald A. Mosqueda, Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon has approved the recommendation for the filing of the crimes of Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer and Malversation of Public Funds against 8 officials of this town.

In a resolution dated 13, January 2015 and approved by Mosqueda on 31, March 2015, the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon approved the filing of cases against Romel T. Bulaong for six (6) counts of Falsification of Public Documents for Public Officer  and three (3) counts of Malversation of Public Funds.
Rodel C. Rasonable was indicted for eight (8) counts of Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer, and 5 counts of Malversation of Public Funds.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Ombudmsan for Luzon ordered the filing of  seven (7) counts of Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer and five (5) counts of Malversation of Public Funds against Reynaldo M. Abay III; while Jerry R. Tendero, Vicente M. Chavez, Sr., and Jose Antonio H. Dilanco, Jr. shall be facing two (2) counts each of Malversation of Public Funds.

Bernard P. Brioso was rapped with three (3) counts of Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer, and two (2) counts of Malversation of Public funds.

Luis V. Canete  faces four (4) counts of Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer and two (2) counts of Malversation of Public Funds.

Respondents Rasonable, Brioso and Dilanco were also recommended to be indicted for one (1) count each for violation of Section 3 (e) of RA 3019, as amended.


These cases stemmed from the complaint filed by Jose B. Dy, Jr., and Enaude Vine Talay Roldan, in OMB-L-C-13-0391, for Violation of Section 3 (e) RA 3019, as amended, and Article 171 of the Revised Penal Code, against the above mentioned municipal officials of this town.

The complainants said that on separate dates in the year 2010, the respondents received cash advances and claimed reimbursement for the traveling expenses for different Philippine Councilor’s League (PCL) activities.

Complainants also allege that respondents Bulaong, Rasonable, Abay, Tendero, Brioso, Canete, Chavez and Dilanco falsified the Official Receipts (OR’s) issued by the PCL, University of the Philippines (UP), Ambassador Hotel, and North Metro Hotel, and Certificates of Attendance of PCLI.

The respondents, according to the complaint made it appear that they attended and paid the registration fees for the activities of the PCL, when in fact they did not, as confirmed by PCLI Director Wilson Palibar. They used they falsified OR’s and receipts for their liquidation of the money that was advanced by the municipality.

Charges denied

Meanwhile, all eight (8) respondents denied the charges imputed against them. 

They claimed that they attended the PCL activities, and have no knowledge that the assailed OR’s and Certificates of Attendance are falsified.

When they discovered the falsity through the Notice of Disallowance issued by the Commission on Audit (COA), respondents Bulaong, Rasonable, Abay, Tendero, Brioso, Canete and Chavez paid the municipality the amount disallowed by COA.

For the respondents Bulaong, Rasonable, Tendero, Brioso, Canete, Chavez and Dilanco, they explained that they entrusted the payment of their registration fees to Abay, who facilitated its payment to PCLI. 

In return, they were given the assailed receipts and certificates of attendance. On the part of Abay, he said that he paid the registration fees, and he is a victim of a syndicate in the PCLI, who issues falsified receipts to unsuspecting councilor-members.

The investigator did not believe them.

“This Office finds probable cause to indict respondents for the following crimes: Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer, Malversation of Public Funds and violation of Sec 3(e) of RA 3019”, the findings stated.

Meantime, at the time of  posting, respondents have not yet issued their comments on resolution of the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon.(BICOLSTANDARD.COM) Pirmeng enot. Pirmeng bago.

Monday, April 20, 2015

2 sisters drown in a river in Ocampo, CSur

OCAMPO, CSur – An accident occurred this morning at Barangay Ayugan, where 2 children drowned while taking a bath is a nearby Kaanunangan river in Sitio Hacienda Espirito, this town.

Police reports say that at around 8:50 this morning (April 20), a report was forwarded to the Ocampo Municipal Police Station by Lorena Casano, informing the said office of the drowning incident.

Victims in this tragedy were Mary Jean Silva Espares, 10 years old and May Silva Espares, 6 years old, both residents of said barangay.

It was revealed to the police investigators that sisters Mary Jean and May went to the said river to refresh themselves by swimming in the shallow portion of the river.

The younger sister ( May), however accidentally slid to the deeper portion of the river, making it difficult for her to swim to a safer ground.

Realizing that her sister was in danger of drowning,  Mary Jean tried to rescue May, bur she herself also drowned due to the strong current of the river.

Rescuers attempted  to resuscitate them, but failed. BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirmeng enot. Pirming bago.  

An eight year old girl drowned in a resort here last Sunday (April 19).

Investigators from the Provincial Police Office (PPO) identified the girl as Janna Mae de Leon.

The incident occurred at around 10:00 am, at Villa Criselda Resort, at Barangay I in thie town.

The victim was said to be playing with 10-year old sister when she accidentally fell into the deep part of the swimming pool.

When the rescuers retrived her body, she was immediately rushed to the Sto. Nino Hospital in Daet, but the doctor pronounced her dead on arrival.

BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirmeng enot. Pirmeng bago.

29 personas, dinara sa hospital sa pagkakan linubak

Photo via Jener Villarez

RAGAY, CSur – Idinalagan sa hospital an 29 personas, pagkatapos na makamati nin pagribong nin payo asin pagsuka kan sinda magkan nin linubak na kamoteng kahoy, kasubangui.

Segun sa report, nagkaigwa nin meeting kasoodma an mga beneficiario kan 4Ps sa banwaan na ini sa Barangay Apad, para orolayan an “pay out” na gigibohon sa aga.

Mantang nag-oorolay sinda, may sarong paratinda nin karakakanon an nagdulok asin nag offrecir nin merindalan na linubak.

Photo via Jener Villarez
Huli ta hapon na kasoodma, pinapatos na lang ninda an kakanon para darahon sa saindang familia.

Pirang minutos sana, poco mas o menos alas 6:00 nin bangui, nagkapira na tulos sa mga nagkakan kan linubak an nakamate nin pagribong kan saindang payo asin dagos nang nagsuka.

An 29 personas na nagreclamo nin malaen na pagmate idinalagan tulos sa Ragay District Hospital, para magpaheling sa doctor.

Mientrastanto, an nagluto kan linubak nagpahayag na pirme na siyang nagtitinda kan siring na kakanon, kada may “payout” sa 4Ps.

Alagad ngonian sana siya nagkaproblema.

Sabi niya, dati nagbabakal siya nin kamoteng kahoy na ginigibong linubak sa Sipocot. Pero, ngonian si linubak niya hale sa Barangay Laguio, sa banwaan na ini.

An mga miembros kan Provincial Surveillance team kan Camarines Sur an nagpasiring ngonian sa Ragay District Hospital para magkua nin sample kan kakanon.

An pinaka joven na dinara sa hospital, 1 taon, asin an pinakagurang,46 anyos. 

An mga mga biktima iyo an mga minasunod:

1. Keith Andy Francisco - 7 anyos 
2. Clarence Reoteras - 13 anyos 
3. Isaiash Raign Acapuyon 3 anyos
4. Alyssa Mae Ada - 3 anyos 
5. Abegail Ada - 11 anyos 
6. Fernanda Enriquez - 9 anyos 
7. Allucions Enriquez - 6 anyos 
8. Fernando Enriquez - 7 anyos 
9. Broock Shield Enriquez - 12 anyos 
10. Erica Jane Escubido - 8 anyos 
11. John Andrie Brono - 1 anyos 
12. Mary Ann Altamarino - 2 anyos 
13. Mary Ann Brono - 2  anyos 
14. Dianne Mendez - 9 anyos 
15. Judy Ann Juarez - 11 anyos
 16. Mike Christian Sarte - 1 anyos 
17. Baby Jane Delos Reyes - 21 anyos 
18. Jorlan Bocago - 24 anyos 
19. Agosto Juarez - 15 anyos 
20. Marcelo Juarez - 17 anyos 
21. Jennifer Ada - 35 anyos 
22. Agnes Nacion - 46 anyos
23. Edna Escobido - 35 anyos
24. Debran jean Nacion - 14 anyos
25. Isabel Nacion - 20 anyos
26. Evelyn Orbania - 35 anyos 
27. Jamela Claire Obania - 3 anyos
28. Euzoila Orbania - 7 anyos 
29. Azeliah Jane Orbania - anyos

Jener Villarez BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirment enot. Pirmeng bago.

CONFIRMED | Head found in Cam Sur is Masbate ambush victim's

MASBATE CITY--Masbate City Director Cerilo Trilles, Jr. confirmed to BICOLSTANDARD.COM that the severed head found inside a styrofoam ice box indeed belonged to one of the victims in the Masbate noontime ambush last Saturday (April 18).

Trilles identified the ambush victim who was beheaded as Flor Rapsing y Dumalay a.k.a. "Okong," 39 years old, married, and resident of Poblacion, Baleno, Masbate.

He was a driver.

Other victims of the ambush were Samson Suplico, Sr. y Fernandez a.k.a "Sammy," 5 years old, married, resident of Sitio Gold Bug, Barangay Syndicate, Aroroy, Masbate and  Jeremiah Suplico y Fernandez  a.ka. "Jerry," 47, years old of A-3, Heron Street, Vet. Village, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City.

Police received information about the discovered decapitated head from a resident, who spotted the styrofoam box strewn along the roadside of Andaya Highway in Barangay Cabutagan, Lupi, Camarines Sur.

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AMARO MASSACRE UPDATE | Alahas, armas linalay sa harong kan negosyanteng binadil gadan

Trilles said that information received regarding the severed head matched with the description given by his relatives.

Meanwhile, police are still conducting an investigation to determine the identities of the perpetrators of the daylight murders.

They are also still piecing evidence to find out if the ambush has a connection to the still unsolved Amaro massacre in Aroroy town.

One of the ambush victims, Sammy Suplico, was the brother-in-law of businessman Jesus "Ka Isong" Amaro. The latter was killed with his son and driver by armed men who stormed into his house on April 5.

With additional report from Edgar Tumangan Sorsogon correspondent, BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago. Wow Smile Radio Sorsogon


Suspended mayor Ang's supporters flock Vinzons town hall

VINZONS, Camarines Norte--Members of the Volunteers against Crime and Corruption-Camarines Norte Chapter ,as well as other supporters of suspended Mayor Anges Ang trooped to the town hall this morning to express their support for the beleaguered mayor.

They defended Ang saying that the administrative case filed against the mayor was baseless and is a mere political maneuver of Ang's political opponents.

The holding of the protest rally  was approved by Ang through Memorandum 0083-2015 dated 17 April.

Suspended mayor Agnes Diezmo Ang
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Grave abuse of discretion

Meanwhile, Ang had already sought the intercession of the Regional Trial Court.

She appeared before Branch 39 of the Regional Trial Court here with  her counsel Archimedes Yanto this morning.  

Ang's lawyer filed a Petition for Certiorari to assail the implementation of the suspension order, which was allegedly effected with grave abuse of discretion. 

Ang subsequently proceeded to the rally site to express her gratitude to her supporters. She also said that she was a mere victim of politicking.

Acting mayor Radames Herrera
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Acting mayor 

Vice mayor Radames Herrera, on the other hand,  addressed the municipal employees during Monday's flag ceremony.

It was the first time he faced said employees after he was sworn into office as acting mayor by Governor Edgardo Tallado last April 15.

Herrera succeeded Ang after she was preventively suspended in relation to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan investigation in  Administrative Case No. 04-2014 for Dishonesty, Misconduct in Office, Grave Abuse of Authority, and Violation of RA 9184 and its implementing rules and regulations.

The case was filed by Liga ng mga Barangay Municipal Federation President Jose Segundo.
 With report from Mahatma Gan, Camarines Norte Correspondent BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.

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Case in Point| What is the remedy if there was fraud in the filing of a Petition for Declaration of Presumptive Death of the other spouse?

                If there is a prior existing marriage whether valid or void, the spouses cannot contract subsequent marriages even if the marriages are contracted abroad. If one of the spouses cannot just get marriage. If there is no ground for annulment or nullity of the marriage, the remedy is to file a petition for declaration of presumptive death of the absent spouse. In a previous case, we pointed out that there must be a well-founded belief that the absent spouse is dead. The present case reminds us of another situation where if there was fraud in the filing of the petition for declaration of presumptive death of the other spouse, the remedy is to file a petition to declare the decision void. It also gives us the effects of reappearance of the absent spouse.

The Spouses Santos have been married for 27 years until the man left the conjugal dwelling to cohabit with another woman and later on got married. He filed a petition for declaration of her absence and presumptive death alleging that for a while the lived in San Juan City and move to Tarlac where they engaged in a buy & sell business which did not prosper. It was alleged that the wife went to Hongkong to work after the business failed. He further alleged that she left the conjugal dwelling and despite efforts to locate her, she could not be located. She discovered that the notice of hearing was never published, but the court rendered a judgment declaring her presumptively dead, thus enabling the man to remarry. She learned about the filing of the petition and the decision after one year. She filed a petition to annul the RTC judgment with the CA on the ground of extrinsic fraud and lack of jurisdiction. She claimed that the allegations of her husband that she left the conjugal dwelling and that she worked in Hongkong were all false. Instead it was her husband who left the conjugal dwelling to cohabit with another woman. The CA dismissed the petition for being the wrong remedy and held that the appropriate remedy is to file a sworn statement before the Local Civil Registrar declaring her reappearance. Is the CA’s ruling correct? Why?

Answer: No. Mere filing of an affidavit of reappearance would not suffice. Annulment of judgment on the ground of extrinsic fraud is the proper remedy. There is extrinsic fraud when a litigant commits acts outside of the trial which prevents a party from having a real contest or from presenting all of his or her case, or when there is no fair submission of the controversy.
  Her allegations in her petition for annulment of judgment constitute extrinsic fraud and lack of jurisdiction. In fact there was even no publication of the notice of hearing of her husband’s petition in a newspaper of general circulation.

                She did not admit to have been absent so it would be inappropriate to file an affidavit of reappearance if she did not disappear in the first place. Besides, she sought not merely the termination of the subsequent marriage but also the nullification of its effects. So an affidavit of reappearance is not a sufficient remedy because it will only terminate the subsequent marriage but not nullify the effects of the declaration of her presumptive death and the subsequent marriage.

             Since an undisturbed subsequent marriage under Article 42 of the Family Code is valid until terminated, the “children of such marriage shall be considered legitimate, and the property relations of the spouses of such marriage will be the same as in valid marriage. If it is terminated by mere affidavit of reappearance, the children of the subsequent marriage conceived before the termination shall still be considered legitimate. Moreover, the judgment declaring presumptive death if not annulled is a defense against prosecution for bigamy.

Annulment of judgment is the remedy when the Regional Trial Court's judgment, order, or resolution has become final, and the "remedies of new trial, appeal, petition for relief  are no longer available through no fault of the petitioner." (Sec. 1, Rule 47, Rules of Court).

The grounds for annulment of judgment are extrinsic fraud and lack of jurisdiction. The court defined extrinsic fraud in Stilianopulos v. City of Legaspi: (Stiliana-Pulos v. City of Legaspi, 374 Phil. 879).

For fraud to become a basis for annulment of judgment, it has to be extrinsic or actual. It is intrinsic when the fraudulent acts pertain to an issue involved in the original action or where the acts constituting the fraud were or could have been litigated, It is extrinsic or collateral when a litigant commits acts outside of the trial which prevents a party from having a real contest, or from presenting all of his case, such that there is no fair submission of the controversy.

There was also no other sufficient remedy available to Celerina at the time of her discovery of the fraud perpetrated on her.
The choice of remedy is important because remedies carry with them certain admissions, presumptions, and conditions.
The Family Code provides that it is the proof of absence of a spouse for four consecutive years, coupled with a well-founded belief by the present spouse that the absent spouse is already dead, that constitutes a justification for a second marriage during the subsistence of another marriage.
The Family Code also provides that the second marriage is in danger of being terminated by the presumptively dead spouse when he or she reappears. Thus:
Article 42. The subsequent marriage referred to in the preceding Article shall be automatically terminated by the recording of the affidavit of reappearance of the absent spouse, unless there is a judgment annulling the previous marriage or declaring it void ab initio.
sworn statement of the facts and circumstances of reappearance shall be recorded in the civil registry of the residence of the parties to the subsequent marriage at the instance of any interested person, with due notice to the spouses of the subsequent marriage and without prejudice to the fact of reappearance being judicially determined in case such fact is disputed.

In other words, the Family Code provides the presumptively dead spouse with the remedy of terminating the subsequent marriage by mere reappearance.
The filing of an affidavit of reappearance is an admission on the part of the first spouse that his or her marriage to the present spouse was terminated when he or she was declared absent or presumptively dead.
Moreover, a close reading of the entire Article 42 reveals that the termination of the subsequent marriage by reappearance is subject to several conditions: (1) the non-existence of a judgment annulling the previous marriage or declaring it void ab initio; (2) recording in the civil registry of the residence of the parties to the subsequent marriage of the sworn statement of fact and circumstances of reappearance; (3) due notice to the spouses of the subsequent marriage of the fact of reappearance; and (4) the fact of reappearance must either be undisputed or judicially determined.

The existence of these conditions means that reappearance does not always immediately cause the subsequent marriage's termination.  Reappearance of the absent or presumptively dead spouse will cause the termination of the subsequent marriage only when all the conditions enumerated in the Family Code are present.

Hence, the subsequent marriage may still subsist despite the absent or presumptively dead spouse's reappearance (1) if the first marriage has already been annulled or has been declared a nullity; (2) if the sworn statement of the reappearance is not recorded in the civil registry of the subsequent spouses' residence; (3) if there is no notice to the subsequent spouses; or (4) if the fact of reappearance is disputed in the proper courts of law, and no judgment is yet rendered confirming, such fact of reappearance.

When subsequent marriages are contracted after a judicial declaration of presumptive death, a presumption arises that the first spouse is already dead and that the second marriage is legal. This presumption should prevail over the continuance of the marital relations with the first spouse. The second marriage, as with all marriages, is presumed valid. The burden of proof to show that the first marriage was not properly dissolved rests on the person assailing the validity of the second marriage.

The court recognized the conditional nature of reappearance as a cause for terminating the subsequent marriage in Social Security System v. Vda. de Bailon. (520 Phil. 249 [2006]). The mere reappearance will not terminate the subsequent marriage even if the parties to the subsequent marriage were notified if there was "no step . . . taken to terminate the subsequent marriage, either by [filing an] affidavit [of reappearance] or by court action." "Since the second marriage has been contracted because of a presumption that the former spouse is dead, such presumption continues inspite of the spouse's physical reappearance, and by fiction of law, he or she must still be regarded as legally an absentee until the subsequent marriage is terminated as provided by law."

The choice of the proper remedy is also important for purposes of determining the status of the second marriage and the liabilities of the spouse who, in bad faith, claimed that the other spouse was absent.

A second marriage is bigamous while the first subsists.  However, a bigamous subsequent marriage may be considered valid when the following are present:
1.       The prior spouse had been absent for four consecutive years;
2.       The spouse present has a well-founded belief that the absent spouse was already dead;
3.       There must be a summary proceeding for the declaration of presumptive death of the absent spouse; and

4.       There is a court declaration of presumptive death of the absent spouse.

A subsequent marriage contracted in bad faith, even if it was contracted after a court declaration of presumptive death, lacks the requirement of a well-founded belief that the spouse is already dead. The first marriage will not be considered as validly terminated. Marriages contracted prior to the valid termination of a subsisting marriage are generally considered bigamous and void. Only a subsequent marriage contracted in good faith is protected by law.

Therefore, the party who contracted the subsequent marriage in bad faith is also not immune from an action to declare his subsequent marriage void for being bigamous. The prohibition against marriage during the subsistence of another marriage still applies. (Arts. 35(4) and 41; Santos v. Santos, G.R. No. 187061, October 8, 2014).

Dean Ed Vincent S. Albano is the Bar Review Director of Albano Bar Review Center. He authored books/reviewers in Civil Law, Political,  Law, Remedial Law, and Legal Ethics.


Missing Masbate ambush victim's head found in Cam Sur ?

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Mike Gonzalez, The Coffee

LUPI, Camarines Sur-- Members of the Police Crime Laboratory here are examining a severed head of a person  to determine if it is the Masbate ambush victim's head, which was nowhere to be found in the crime scene.  

CONFIRMED | Head found in Cam Sur is Masbate ambush victim's

A report received by BICOL STANDARD stated that at around 9:30 last night, a sealed styrofoam (ice box) was left at the side of the road along Andaya Highway in  Barangay Cabutagan.

When a resident of the place took notice of the said styrofoam, he tried to discover what was inside. 

He was surprised to discover that it contains the head of a person, aged between 35-40 years old.
He reported the matter to the police station.

Members of the PNP Crime Laboratory were directed by the Camarines Sur Police Provincial Station to proceed to Funeraria Ruta de Casia, in the town of Sipocot to conduct further investigation.

Meanwhile, Masbate City Director Cerilo Trilles, Jr confirmed to BICOLSTANDARD.COM  that he has coordinated already with the Lupi police regarding the matter.

He said that at one of the victims in the Masbate City ambush was left headless, and they want to confirm if the discovered head is the one they had been looking for. BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago. 


17-year-old girl hacked to death by her uncle

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CASTILLA, Sorsogon –A 17- year-old girl was hacked to death by his uncle, identified as Noel Lubiano Lovedorial, widower, while the victim was washing their clothes at Pili River, at barangay Milagrosa, here.

The incident occurred at around 10:00 am, when the victim, Angelica Lubiano Lovedorial was approached from behind by the suspect, and for unknown reason immediately hacked her in her neck.

The police report says that the injury was fatal that caused the instantaneous death of the victim.

Meanwhile, after the incident, suspect Lovedorial fled towards the direction of Sitio Kilanats, Barangay Milagrosa.

He is now the subject of a manhunt operation launched by the members of Castilla Municipal Police Station.

The victim’s body was brought to Funeraria Labalan for autopsy.

The bolo that was used in the killing of the victim is in the custody of the police.BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirmeng enot. Pirmeng bago.

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