|Sta. Magdalena Mayor Alejandro Gamos|
Photo via PIA
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.
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.
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.
Friday, May 15, 2015
|President Cory Aquino Boulevard|
Five (5) contracts are being undertaken by DPWH Region 5 along the Pres. Cory Aquino Blvd., which will be the longest boulevard in the country when completed at approximately 8.7 kilometers, stretching the towns of Daet, Mercedes to Talisay in Camarines Norte.
The projects include the rehabilitation/improvement/construction of San Jose Section in the municipality of Talisay, the Bagasbas Section in Daet, the Mercedes-Bagasbas Road, and the construction of two other bridges.
To date, DPWH has accomplished 58% of the programmed projects, completing 5.017 kilometers out of the 8.657 kilometers Pres. Cory Aquino Blvd with the remaining sections proposed for future funding in the amount of P265 million to include the construction of two (2) bridges.
The boulevard covers the area declared as a tourism destination by the Department of Tourism (DOT), as it is situated along the fine shores of Bagasbas Beach with a wide boardwalk cast from red semi adobe bricks intended for tourists view deck.
When completed, Pres. Cory Aquino Blvd. would further lead local and international visitors to: Calaguas Island in the town of Vinzons, the number one beach destination in Camarines Norte; Bagasbas Beach in Daet, the province’s surfing and kite spot; and to the town of Mercedes, dubbed as the “Fish Bowl Capital” of Bicol.
The construction and improvement of Pres. Cory Aquino Blvd. is under the DOT-DPWH Convergence Program for Enhancing Tourism Access, which aims to establish mutual cooperation to jointly undertake the identification, evaluation, prioritization and implementation of tourism infrastructures in declared tourism destinations.
|Traffic dahil sa pagsarado kan San Jose Bridge|
Kua ni Oscar Esmenda/BICOL STANDARD
Sa entrevista ngonian na amay na aga, sinabi kan sarong pulis na nagprobar man kuta an mga kairiba sa bus na idalagan sa hospital an magurang kan makamati nin aki-on, alagad dae kaya kan arin man na vehiculo na makaluwas sa gurobot nang enterong traffic.
Dae maka abante, dae man maka atras ta mayong aagihan. Pano nin vehiculo.
Sabi pa sa informasyon, mag-agang nagpuka an mga awtoridad sa pagmanehar sa halawigon na linya nin mga awto na pinaagi sa Minalabac poon pa kasoodma.
Maroromdoman na poon fecha 14 kan Mayo, sarado an San Jose Bridge sa mga vehiculo, ta piggigibo an tulay.
An dakulang problema ta mayong disiplina an mga drivers, asin kulang an nagmamanehar kan traffic.
Mismong an mga pulis an nagsabi na dae inadalan na maray kan Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) an ka-aabtan kan problema sa traffic, na sasapoon sagkod pa katapusan kan bulan na presente.
Sa oras na sinusurat an baretang ini, an ina kan aki binubulong pa sa Bicol Medical Center.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
|Econocrete pouring at the Bicol International Airport runway|
Photo: Project Management Office
Phase 3, the Construction of Runway, Taxiway, Apron and Perimeter Fence, along with Construction Supervision are both 59.08% done, the same report reads.
The airport development project is expected to boost tourism and international business ventures in the region, enhance the import and export industry of the region, and become a conduit for safe, economical, convenient, and fast travel from the region to local and international destinations.
To facilitate the project implementation, the Project Development Office has taken to hiring a consultancy firm, seeking assistance from local governments, and cooperating with the periodic monitoring of the Regional Development Council.
Furthermore, the group revealed that they conduct construction and technical meetings and provide effective communication with and among stakeholders.
Also instrumental to the development is the Department of Public Works and Development (DPWH)’s construction of a 6-lane 1.7-kilometer concrete paved access road to the airport site in 2009.
There are, however, some factors that hinder the project implementation. The group identified these as the frequent rainy weather which renders the project site unworkable, military intelligence reports of threats from rebels, leading to cancellation of work during nighttime, issues on the relocation of landowners and tenants, and existing electrical posts and overhead cable wires located at and traversing the runway.
The Bicol International Airport project is estimated to cost some P4,698,621,011, covering the general requirements, civil works, building and related structures, airport special equipment, physical contingency, price contingency, and project administration, among others.
The pre-construction phase of the project begun in 2006 to 2008, while the target completion date is between 2009 to 2017.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
|Photos by Mahatma Gan, BICOL STANDARD Camarines Norte|
Those who attended the mass—politicians, media practitioners, and other friends—applauded at the public display of affection.
They looked like a newly-wed couple fresh off their honeymoon, observers opined.
A teary-eyed Mrs. Tallado also spoke after the mass: “Mapalad ako dahil kasama ko ang aking mga mahal sa buhay.”
During the second day of her birthday celebration, she stated:“Narealize ko na hindi naman po importante ang maraming pera. Ang importante ay maging masaya, matahimik ang buhay.”
Around October last year, Mrs. Tallado went missing from their home in this province and turned up in Manila three days later.
On national media, she revealed the details of their marital problems.
She said she saw evidence that her husband was having an affair with a younger woman.
She also claimed that the governor threatened to harm her as the photos of Tallado and his alleged mistress started spreading on social media.
Shortly after the scandal, rumors had it that the couple had gotten back together, but these had all been unconfirmed.
Josie for Congress?
Things, however, between the couple, seem to have taken a 180-degree turn as the polls draw near.
At her birthday celebration in her home barangay of Exiban, Labo, Camarines Norte, Mrs. Tallado was referred to by the emcee as “the next congresswoman of the 1st district of Camarines Norte.”
Said district covers the towns of Capalonga, Sta. Elena, Paracale, Jose Panganiban, and Labo.
No stranger to the public eye, Mrs. Tallado has often been seen with her husband on functions during his incumbency.
She even chairs the provincial chapter of the Philippine Red Cross.
But as for eyeing a congressional seat, neither the governor nor his wife confirmed nor denied the emcee’s announcement.
Observers said that should the first lady proceed with the candidacy, she will have to contend with either former Rep. Jojo Unico or Rep. Catherine Barcelona-Reyes.
Both Unico and Barcelona-Reyes, who are cousins, are said to be considering running in the 2016 polls, although neither has announced for which position.
It is expected, however, that if Unico runs for governor, Barcelona-Reyes would run for representative, or vice versa.
Three-cornered fight for governorMeanwhile, incumbent Gov. Tallado is said to be seeking re-election, along with incumbent Vice Governor Jonah Pimentel.
Tallado, observers say, will likely slug it out with former Gov. Atoy Typoco—who has declared that he is running as early as March 2015—and either Unico or Barcelona-Reyes.
Typoco is Unico’s uncle.
As early as now, Typoco’s name and face appear in tarpaulins greeting locals for barangay fiestas.
Camarines Norteños say these announcements and rumors signal the opening salvo of the political campaign.—by Mahatma Gan, BICOLSTANDARD.COM Camarines Norte
The victim was identified as Cristita Alamo delos Reyes, 55, of Barangay Pistola.
The incident, which happened at around 8:45 AM, was initially brought to the attention of the police by the husband of the victim, Francisco delos Reyes, a resident of Barangay Pistola.
The husband failed to identify neither his wife's abductors nor their motives.
Authorities are pleading from the public any information which could help locate the abductee. BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Sa report kan Lupi Police, apat na suspechado ang nag-abang sa biktima sa may Rabino Store sa Del Pilar St., Barangay Casay kan nasabing banwaan asin tolos na pinag-babadil ang CAFGU mantang nagdurulag man tolos ang mga suspechado pasiring sa bukid na parte kan Lupi.
Susug ki Sr. Insp. Jerome Regachuelo, padagos pa ang saindng ginigibong imbestigasyon sa nasabing pambabadil orog na sa posibleng mga nakahiling na puwedeng makapagtao nin impormasyon para madakop ang mga armadong suspechado.
Bago nangyari ang nasabing insidente, pinagharass man kan armadog grupo ang sarong detachment kan military sa nasabing banwaan. Sarong sibilyan ang nairido na pinabulong man tolos sa Bicol Medical Center digdi sa Ciudad nin Naga.
Mientras tanto, nag-aantisipar na an pulis sa posibleng pagpamate pa kan mga rebelde sa saindang lugar orog na ngonian na paranihon ang eleksyon sa 2016.—Ni Melvin Machado BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.
|Stock photo via Pixabay|
Si Lilia asin Diana (bakong tunay na pangaran) 17 asin 18 anyos an mga edad, inabangan ni Morsi sa gilid kan tinampo, dangan ginibohan kan pambabastos.
An duwang mga estudiante nagsabi na naging ugali na ninda na maglakaw palibot sa tinampo kan Basilica kasabay kan dakul pang mga nag eehersisyo oro-aldaw.
Alagad, nabigla sinda kan biglang takmaon an saindang atubangan, derecho hiling sainda nin matarom kan lalaki.
Mayong naginibo an duwang mga estudiante kundi magpatuyatoy na sana padulag, parayo sa suspechado.
Susug sa informasyon kan mga pulis sa Precinto Numero 2 sa Concepcion Grande, bako sana ito nangyaring pambabastos sa sinambit na lugar.
Igwa pa nin mga naenot nang pangyayari, alagad mayo nin nagrereclamo, kaya dae nakakasohan an kaggibo kan krimen.
Sa parte kan duwang estudiante, nag-aalangan kuta sindang magpaabot nin reclamo. Kun bakong sa paagui kan makusog na boot kan mga magurang ninda, pwedeng malingawan na sana an pantsansing.
Huli sa siring na pangyayari, nangangapodan an mga awtoridad na magsumbong sa mga awtoridad kan mga nangyaring pambabastos sa sinambit na lugar.
Mantang sinusurat an baretang ini naisihan sa report kan pulis na an suspechadong si Morsi igwa na palan nin record sa mental hospital sa Cadlan, Pili, Camarines Sur.—Ni. Boyet Paderes, BICOLSTANDARD.COM
|Photo via Office of the Ombudsman|
Apart from the administrative sanction, Ombudsman Morales had also recommended the indictment of Bernaldez, after finding probable cause that she violated Section 3 (e) of R.A. No. 3019, otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.
This joint resolution was signed by Morales on April 15.
‘Illegally detailed’The case stemmed from the complaint filed by Municipal Health Officer Annelyn V. Mendoza on October 4, 2010 against Municipal Mayor Jeanette O.R. Bernaldez for Violation of Section 3 (e) of Republic Act No. 3019, and for Oppression, Abuse of Authority and Violation of Republic Act No. 6713 (An Act Establishing a Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees).
Mendoza claimed that she was illegally detailed to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Camarines Sur.
On April 14, 2009, Bernaldez issued Memorandum Directive (MD) No. 039-09, which ordered the Mendoza’s detail to the PHO of Camarines Sur effective April 15, 2009. This was upon request from the provincial Human Resource Management office (HRMO).
In her stead, Bernaldez designated Francisco Regaspi as Office-in-Charge (OIC) of the MHO of Bato, Camarines Sur effective April 16, 2009.
Mendoza appealed her detail to the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
She averred that the directive was illegal because it did not state a definite period and because it was contrary to Section 6 of R.A. 7305 (Magna Carta for Public Health Workers) which prohibits the reassignment of a public health worker except if made in the interest of public service with a written notice of the reasons therefore.
The CSC, through Resolution No. 09-1662 dated December 4, 2009, found Mendoza’s detail not in order for actually being a reassignment, which is prohibited under Section 6 of R.A. No. 7305.
The CSC directed Bernaldez to reinstate Mendoza as MHO.
However, instead of reinstating Mendoza to her original post, the mayor issued MD No. 141-09 dated
December 2, 2009, directing Mendoza to report starting the next day to the Municipal Sub-Office of Pagatpatan, Bato, Camarines Sur.
On December 16, 2009, Bernaldez issued yet another order, MD No. 149-09.
Like the first contested directive, it ordered complainant to report to the PHO of Camarines Sur on the basis of another request from the Provincial Human Resource Management Office (HRMO).
Mendoza wrote Director Cecilia R. Nieto of the CSC Regional Office No. V to inform the latter that Bernaldez had not implemented CSC Resolution No. 09-1662.
She also wrote to CSC chairman Francisco T. Duque to cite respondent in contempt.
RiftThe rift between Bernaldez and Mendoza grew wider as the two camps laid out their lines of contention.
Bernaldez maintained that 1) Mendoza’s detail to the PHO was made in good faith and in the exigency of service given the various health-related programs, projects and activities of the provincial government; 2) granting the provincial government’s request for complainant’s detail was an act of gratitude for the many favors extended by the province to the municipality of Bato; 3) she was guided by the pertinent provisions of the Local Government Code; 4) the detail was a valid exercise of her power of control and supervision over all programs, projects, services and activities of the municipal government.
On the other hand, Mendoza branded Bernaldez’ action as a clear case of harassment and oppression. While the mayor recalled the first detail order to the PHO, she was not reinstated but was ordered instead to report to the MHO sub office at Pagatpatan, which is about 30 kilometers from her official station.
According to Mendoza, she did not have an office in the said station, no medicine, and no medical equipment.
She further stressed that Bernaldez prevented her from collecting her salaries and other benefits for the months of June to August 2010.
Finally, the Ombudsman, in a joint resolution, held Bernaldez liable for Oppression under Section 46 (B) (2), Rule 10 of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service and Grave Abuse of Authority under Section 52 (A) (14) of the Uniform Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service.— BICOLSTANDARD.COM
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
An victima suboot pinasakan nin nagkapirang saksak sa manlaen-laen na parte kan saiyang hawak kan suspechadong si Jesus Salva alyas Isong, mayor de edad, may agom, asin nag-eerok sa kapareyong barangay kan victima.
An suspechado nagdulag pagkatapos kan krimen.
Sabi sa imbestigasyon, si Quilao asin Salva pareyong burat kan mangyari an burolyada, poco mas o menos alas-3 nin hapon.
An victima, papuli na sa saiyang harong kan siya bansokan nin pirang saksak sa saiyang hawak.
Tulos dinara an victima sa Bicol Medical Center tanganing bulungon.
Pinahayag kan mga imbestigador na an pigguikanan kan iwal ninda Quilao asin Salva an haloy nang dae pagkaintindihan.
Hasta sa presente dae pa nin informasyon an mga pulis kun saen nagdulag an suspechado.
Si SPO4 Rodolfo V. Ramos, Jr., iyo an imbestigador kan casong ini. —BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.
Nabisto an victima na iyo si Joseph Bello y Catalan, 45 anyos.
An suspechado iyo si Emilio Francisco y Rodrigo, 44 anyos, may agom, carpentero, taga Barangay Balocawe, Dimasalang, Masbate.
Segun sa pagsiyasat kan mga pulis, an victimang si Bello yaon sa luwas kan saindang harong kan mag-atraka an suspechado.
Pag-abot tulos sa tungod kan harong kan victima, an suspechadong si Francisco nagbunot kan saiyang sukbit na calibre .357 na magnum revolver, dangan sunud-sunod na pinaputokan sa saiyang lawas an victima.
Huli sa mortal na tama kan mga bala, nagadan tulos si Bello.
Pagkapos kan krimen, an suspechado marikas na nagdulag.
Alagad, dae nahaloy naarestar siya kan mga nag respondeng awtoridad, hale sa Dimasalang Municipal Police Station.
Nadakop an suspechado na dara pa an saiyang revolver na may 3ng buhay na bala.
Mientrastanto, an bangkay kan victima dinara sa Rural Health Unit kan Dimasalang para sa gigibohon na autopsia.
An suspechado yaon ngonian sa poder kan Dimasalang MPS, mantang pigpepreparar an caso na isasangat sa saiya.
An rason kun tano ta ginadan kan suspechado an victima dae nasambit sa ginibong imbestigasyon. —BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.
An pinakabagong victima kan mga parahabas nin motorsiklo iyo si Al Besmonte y Banico, 23 anyos, soltero, taga Centro Alimsog, sa banwaan na ini.
Nanotaran kan mga pulis na an pinakapaboritong habason na motorsiklo iyo an Honda 125, ta iyo an madaling ipabakal na modelo.
Sa insidenteng nangyari digdi, segun sa imbestigador, pulang Honda RS 125 an hinabas sa victimang si Belmonte.
An sinambit na vehiculo iwinalat sa sarong lugar na mayong bantay, kaya bwelo si parahabas na kuahon an vehiculo.
Ipigreport ni Banico na an saiyang nawarang motorsiklo may plate number EA 42926, chassis number KPG01049826, asin engine number KPG01E049868.
Ngonian sanang bulan, nagkapira nang mga arog kaining vehiculo an ipigreport sa hepatura kan pulis na hinabon.
May pagduda an mga imbestigador na an mga parahabas igwa nin mga kasapakat sa ibang lugar, ta an mga hinabasan sa sarong provincia, ipinapabakal sa ibang lugar.
An iba, sabi ninda pwedeng kinakalas an mga piesa, asin ipinapabakal sa mga tindahan.
An pulis nag lansar na ngonian nin mahiwas na kampanya sa pagsiasat kan arog kaining problema huli kan dakul nang mga motorsiklo an nawawara ngonian.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.