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, August 8, 2015

Babae nakuang gadan, posibleng linupigan

TINAMBAC, CSur—Pig-iimbestigaran na kan mga miembros kan Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) an kinakamugtakan kan bangkay ni Evelyn Balmas y San Juan, 33, na nakuang mayo na nin buhay sa sarong madoot na lugar sa Barangay Salvacion digdi.



Si Balmas mayo nin agom, alagad may kasaroan.

Sabi sa enot na report kan mga imbestigador, an bangkay ni Balmas nadukayan na huba kan saiyang pan-ibabang gubing asin natatakloban nin tamong an kabangang parte kan saiyang hawak poon sa payo.

An mga imbestigador pigpoproceso pa an gabos na mga pwedeng magamit na evidencia sa incidenteng ini.

An mga nakaheling kan kamugtakan kan bangkay nagtotobod na tinuyo an paggadan, asin pwede pa ining victima nin pang-aabuso kan saiyang pagkababae.

Si Police Chief Inspector Paul Cabug an nagpahayag na nagpapadagos pa an saiyang pagsiyasat. 

Nangyari an krimen kasoodma.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.

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EDUCATION | Partnering with parents or guardians

BICOL STANDARD file photo

by Jane Alanis Tabarangao
San Nicolas Elem. School
San Nicolas, Iriga City

Teachers, especially those of elementary pupils, should never discount the aid that parents or guardians can provide for the pupil to develop to his or her full potential. Parents and guardians can be the teacher’s allies in nurturing the pupils’ intellectual, emotional, and social development.

Unfortunately, over the past few years, teachers noticed that parents and guardians are becoming less involved. Some factors may be because parents and guardians are working and have less time for their children or wards. There have also been unfortunate stories of schools treating parents as intruders rather than partners. Economic and cultural divisions, as well, do not help break down the walls.

However, because the interest of the child should be at the center, these issues should be set aside. Teachers and parents or guardians must once again rebuild a close working relationship.

In this endeavor, communication is key. This is why the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are so important. They allow the two to converse about the child’s strengths and weaknesses in class. In such meeting, they can also discuss whether the child is experiencing troubles at home or outside the classroom. Teachers can compose notes beforehand to organize what they want to say. On the other hand, the parents or guardian may take notes so they can monitor the development of the child.

Outside of the PTA meetings, the teacher and parents or guardian should also make time to communicate. It should not feel a burden to both parties to have to talk about the pupil; it is only by keeping communication lines open that they can work together for the best interest of the child.

The school community can also help to bring these two groups together. They can help organize activities which involve the pupil, the teacher, and the parents or guardian, thereby allowing them to interact in a friendly and healthy environment.

Ultimately, involvement and action from the part of the teacher and the parents or guardian will benefit not only the child, but also the community. Thus, this critical responsibility must never be ignored or taken lightly, if we truly desire progress for our society.

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“Basag Kotse” suspect, nadakop sa Naga City

NAGA CITY –Naturuhokan mismo kan mga mata kan security guard na si Jefferson Gutierrez y Bio, taga La Purisima, Quipayo, Calabanga, Camarines Sur an sarong lalaki na pigraraot an salming kan awto na nakagarahe sa atubangan kan Sir Edward Hotel sa Barangay Penafrancia digdi.


Si Gutierrez, nagtatrabaho bilang security guard kan companiyang AMS Press, na may oficina sa kapareyong lugar kan maagihan kan saiyang mga mata an sarong lalaki na ginigibo an pagraot kan windshield kan awto.

An vehiculo, sarong Toyota SUV na may Plate No. AFA 7305. An may sadire kan sinambit na awto iyo si Roy Satuito y Maz, na taga San Juan Subdivicion, Barangay Malaruhatan Lian, Batangas.

Mientrastanto, si Jaime Martinea y Canave, taga 128 Barangay Penafrancia digdi nagpaisi man sa mga awtoridad na an saiyang Toyota Tamaraw FX na may Plate No. UBX 499 rinaot man an windshield.

Nagtutubod si Martinez na an nagraot kan windshield kan saiyang awto na nakagarahe sa atubangan kan Marikina Shoe Exchage, iyo an pareyong suspechado.

Pigbisto kan mga awtoridad an suspechechado na iyo si Jimmy Gachara y Gonzalez, 21 anyos, soltero, taga Barangay Dinaga.

An casong isasangat contra sa suspechado iyo an Malicious Mischief.

Sabi kan mga imbestigador kan pulis, sa nakaaging pirang semana sana, kadakul nang mga awto an naging victima kan arog kaining modus operandi.

Alagad, si Gonzalez pa sana an pinakaenot na nadakop na posibleng saro sa mga imbuelto sa krimen. —BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.

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Nagtaban 2 panty, sepilyo, tinidor, kutsara, sa LCC Nabua, narakop

NABUA, Camarines Sur—Mayong naguninibo an sarong 23 anyos na babae na taga Barangay Coguit, Balatan, Camarines Sur kan siya dakopon kan bantay sa Liberty Commercial Complex (LCC) sa banwaan na ini, pagkatapos na siya masahotan na naghabas nin mga gamit na pigtitinda kan department store.



Sabi sa report, an suspechadong si Jonna Buban-Saldo, dinakop mismo ni Raymond Sandrino y Tanay, na nag tatrabaho bilang Customer Relation Assistant sa LCC digdi dangan dinara sa hepatura kan pulis.

Nakua sa poder ni Jonna Buban-Saldo an minasunod, na sinasabing anas inikit sa tindahan: duwang panty, sarong docenang kutsara asin tinidor, duwang kupya, sarong deodorant, sarong toothbrush, sarong Katinko ointment, sarong padis nin sapatos, legging pants, asin peeler.

An gabos na hinabon na gamit may total na kantidad P1,500.22.

Sabi kan LCC hinigotan na nindang maray an pagbantay sa saindang establisimiento huli kan dakulang problema na saindang sinasapo sa mga parahabon.

An reclamo contra sa suspechado isinangat na sa Municipal Trial Court digdi.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.
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PHOTO | Albay Parks and Wildlife


A tourist shows off in this photo a python, one of the many attractions at Albay Parks and Wildlife in Legazpi City. The park is said to be home to some 456 animals, mostly avians, mammals, and reptiles. It offers a wide range of facilities, including a playground, picnic grove, lagoon and gazebo. (Photo by Renato Jao)
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Friday, August 7, 2015

3rd Penafrancia Short Film Festival on; road shows start

The Archdiocese of Caceres, through the Caceres Commission on Communications, presented the three finalists of the 3rd Peñafrancia Short Film Festival on August 3, 2015. Below are the synopses of the entries.



SIMONG LAWOG, (Director: Boboy Aguay)
A story of three lives - BELEN wants to succeed in life in the barrio but his son who wants to be a teacher became paralyzed due to accident; RAMON a poor boatman who always brings his passenger, a lay minister to give communion to a blind man - Gurang Ente. GURANG ENTE - the blind man alone at home. Where do they find hope? Belen, Ramon, Gurang Ente and all the poor - to whom shall they turn to?

LABOY NIAMO (Director: Arjanmar Rebeta)
"Laboy Niamo" (Our Mud) is a short film based on the prayer "Lord's Prayer." Within this short film, there are mini stories that reflect on the last petitions on the said prayer: Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. These are stories about poor (material, psychological and spiritual). These are stories about blessings, forgiveness and guidance. These are about living "mud" being empowered by the grace of God with the help of Ina.

KATIKOT (Director: Kim Kryshan Anciano)
Right after Theo met a car accident which led him to his death, his soul cannot continue its journey.
While his soul wanders around the area where his accident happened, he saw a beggar who asked for bread and water inside the church. He wonders how the beggar can see him in his soul state. He found out that the beggar's name was Niño who presented himself to be a beggar to give Theo his final test.

The schedule of the road showing of the Short Films will be on August 15-16 at Emily Theater (Ticket@P100). There will be road shows in the parishes and schoools from August 12-September 10, 2015. The Awards Night and Gala Dinner will be on September 6, at the Avenue Hotel The Tent.

Tickets are available at Basilica Souvenir Shop, St Pauls Bookshop, SM Mariae Shop, Hypertech Computer and Avenue Hotel.
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9 na Chinese nationals dinakop sa Aroroy, Masbate

AROROY, Masbate – Hinagad an tabang kan mga miembros kan pulis sa pagdakop kan 9 na mga Chinese national na nadiskubreng nagtitinir sa banwaan na ini na mayong permiso sa gobierno.


An Bureau of Immigration, National Bureau of Investigation asin an mga tawohan kan pulis digdi an magkatuwang na nagdakop kan mga dayuhan.

Nangyari an pagdakop sa sainda sa Barangay Bagauma, sa banwaan na ini, alas 10:00 nin aga kan fecha 4.

Si Homorgene T. Paquez, an Intelligence Officer II kan Bureau of Immigration, asin si Atty. Reynald Remo kan National Bureau of Investigation, katuwang an mga personahes kan PNP digdi an nagdakop kan minasunod: Wang Kai, 55 anyos; Yu Jichun, 57 anyos; Chu Quingyou, 51 anyos, Cai Xuechun, 45, anyos, Xi Quiming, 45, Wand Daxin, 41; asin Song Xiangli, 57 anyos.
Sinda gabos kakasohan nin pagbalga kan Philippine Immigration Act of 1940.

Ginibo an operasyon sa paagui kan mission order na hale sa Chief Intelligence Division kan Bureau of Immigration, base sa coordination sheet na may fecha 3 kan Agosto 2015.

An mga dinakop dinara tulos sa hepatura kan pulis sa banwaan na ini kan mga elementos kan Bureau of Immigration asin kan National Bureau of Investigation .

Padagos pa sindang pig-iimbestigaran kun igwa pang ibang mga leyes sa Pilipinas an pigbalga ninda. —BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.
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EDUCATION | Effective school leadership

By Randy A. Bona EdD. 
Principal II, San Isidro Elem. School, Iriga City

Regardless of the style of leadership that a principal deems is best-suited to a situation, there are qualities that many principals have found to be essential in effective school leadership.



One of these is having a vision for the school, and a plan on how to achieve it. Like a driver of a vehicle, the principal must steer the school towards the direction that he or she believes is in the best interest of the school. Does the principal want the pupils to perform better in achievement tests? Does he or she hope to encourage pupils to be more creative? Does he or she envision a school where teachers are empowered and seek personal development? Having a well-made plan helps the principal foresee difficulties and think of ways to surmount these. It also gives the pupils, teachers, and school staff a sense of direction and an assurance that the principal will work hard to get to achieve the goal.

Another vital quality is visibility. A principal must not spend the entire day in his or her office; rather, he or she must see what is going on in the school campus. Doing so helps the principal gain first-hand information on the school’s positive and negative aspects, and either reinforce or work to improve them. Likewise, the principal’s visibility is important to the teachers, the pupils, the parents, and the school staff. It affirms that he or she is truly leading the school and not merely assigning this crucial task to subordinates.

Related to visibility is maintaining inclusivity. As the school’s leader, an effective principal must not take all matters in his or her own hands. Rather, he or she must collaborate and actively work with the other members of the school community to improve the school. An effective principal recognizes that leading a school effectively requires the assistance of the parents, the teachers, the pupils, and the school staff. By involving them in decision-making processes, they are able to share not only in the responsibilities, but also in the school’s success.

An effective principal is also a role model, abiding by the rules and regulations of the school, before even thinking of calling out others on noncompliance. Leading by example, on rules and regulations on punctuality or courtesy to the staff has significant implications on the members of the school community. It inspires them to follow the rules, and encourages them to expect that others follow these, as well.

Lastly, an effective school leader is sincere. He or she is driven not by a desire to reap admiration or get awards, but by a motivation to improve the lives of the members of the school community. Sincerity shows through how the principal interacts with the parents, guests, teachers, and maintenance staff. It is manifested by how much effort he or she gives in ensuring the welfare of the school. A sincere leader has a sense of purpose, and ultimately a commitment to education.
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P250,000 worth of shabu seized in CNorte

Basud, Camarines Norte—The number two drug personality in this town was apprehended at 8:52 a.m. yesterday, August 6, after being caught with an estimated P250,000.00 worth of illegal drugs believed to be shabu.

Basud MPS
Aries "Badang" Carillo y Serrano was served  a warrant of arrest at Barangay Poblacion, this town, by joint personnel of the Basud police and Camarines Norte Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Carillo is 34 years old, single, and a resident of Purok 2, Barangay  Poblacion 1, Basud, Camarines Norte.

Said warrant, with number D-2015-40, for the violation of Sections 11 and 12 of Republic Act 9165, was issued by Arniel A. Dating, Executive Judge RTC of Branch 41, Daet, Camarines Norte, on August 3, 2015.

Confiscated from the suspect's possession were a plastic sachet with more or less 50 grams of a white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, along with an improvised glass water pipe.

The Basud police is now preparing the documents for filing the appropriate charge against the suspect. Meantime, the seized drug paraphernalia have been sent to the Camarines Norte Crime Laboratory for proper disposition.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.
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15ng ilegal na parasira dinakop sa Siruma

SIRUMA, Camarines Sur –Maisog nang maray an kampanya kan mga pulis sa pag-enforsar kan ley dapit sa ilegal na pagsira digdi.

Chief Supt. Victor P. Deona
Sabi sa pinakabagong despacho kan bareta, an Sea Borne Patrol kan pulis sa pamamayo ni Police Senior Inspector Jerome L. Regachuelo an nakadakop nin 15 personas na ilegal na nagsisira sa dagat kan Barangay Butawanan digdi.

An nagkadarakop anas tripulantes kan F/B Picay.

Sasangatan sindang caso sa pagbalga kan Sec. 86 asin Sec 90 kan RA 8550, an ley sa pagsira.

An caso isinangat sa Municipal Trial Court contra ki Ronilo Leano y Doe, asin an mga kaibang pansaw sa palakaya na may docket No. CC No. S-15-1928 para sa Sec 86 asin CC No. S-15-1928 para sa Sec 90.

An mga inarestar binutasan man tulos pagkatapos sindang makabayad nin tig P2,000.00 na fianza, para sa saindang temporaryong libertad.

An seguidong kampanya kan mga awtoridad laban sa mga illegal na para sira parte kan programa ni Chief Supt. Victor Deona, an hefe kan police sa Region V.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.
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MMDA mulls PH-wide disaster drills

Tolentino cites successful Metro shake drill

The Metro Manila Development Authority is initiating a countrywide disaster drills to generate awareness and prepare the people for any possible forms of calamities and disaster.



MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the move was inspired by the successful metro wide “shake drill” conducted last week which drew the participation of over 6.5 establishments, LGUs, and government offices and simulating the effects of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake scenario.

Tolentino said he himself was surprised at the kind of positive response and support that the drill received, after months of planning and preparation.

“We initially set a target of 8,000 volunteers for this drill, but we could not be more pleased when over a million registered as volunteers,” Tolentino said.

Split into four quadrants, with different accidents and scenarios for each, local and International observers applauded the exercise for showcasing the importance of coordination across all sectors of society, from LGUs, to the AFP and the PNP, all the way to the barangay level.

But Tolentino explained that there is still plenty of room for improvement with regards to disaster preparedness in general.

“We are lucky to have had the opportunity to exercise the Shake Drill here in Metro Manila, but I believe this should be practiced throughout the country, and I am looking forward to coordinating with LGUs for Shake Drills in the different provinces,” he explained.

Tolentino added that he is hopeful that the Shake Drill could become a yearly activity of the MMDA, hopefully in conjunction with LGUs, citing the importance of muscle memory and familiarization with disaster scenarios for safety.

Recently, Maguindanao conducted its very own disaster drill organized by the Provincial government and the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. The drill included scenarios involving earthquakes, tsunami, and also stressed on the importance of basic life-saving techniques to the locals. 
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PDEA is hiring new agents

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is hiring brilliant and highly qualified professionals who have a deep desire to fight the war against illicit drugs in the country.

PDEA is hiring new agents
Be a Drug Enforcement Officer (DEO) as the PDEA Academy gears up anew for the recruitment and selection of more or less 500 qualified applicants for the Drug Enforcement Officer Basic Course (DEOBC) Class 15-08.

PDEA Undersecretary Director General Arturo G. Cacdac Jr. said that DEOs have an entry level position of Intelligence Officer 1 (IO1), a permanent item with Salary Grade 11 and an unparalleled budding career accorded to a chosen few in becoming part of an elite drug law enforcement group in the country.

PDEA is looking for 21-35 years old, men and women, holder of a Baccalaureate Degree, Career Service Eligible, Board Passer or qualified by Civil Service Commission under Special Laws.

Interested applicants may send their letter of intent addressed to Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac Jr, CESE, Director General, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, NIA Northside Road, National Government Center, Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City. Attached the photo copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority; if under height secure a certificate issued by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP). Also ensure that the contact number and email address are duly indicated in his/her Personal Data Sheet (PDS Civil Form 212, 2005 Revised) or you can download the form at www.csc.gov.ph; or applications may be forwarded or submitted through personal delivery at: PDEA Academy Liaison Office/Clinic, PDEA National Headquarters, NIA Northside Road, National Govenrment Center, Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City; Courier Service at PDEA Academy, Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda, Silang, Cavite; or visit our website for inquiries at www.pdea.gov.ph

At present, the PDEA Academy is now on its 4th month of DEOBC training and members of the class will be graduating on the last week of September 2015.

“To those deciding for a career change, stability and security is the thing in the civil service employment. Be part of PDEA family where hard work, dedication to the job at hand and determination in living a drug-free Philippines,” Cacdac said.
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CULTURE | "Doubles and Multiples" exhibit by Bicolana photographer Olga Villanueva-Alvarado

Olga Villanueva-Alvarado of Goa, Camarines Sur started taking photos using her cellphone and was happy just to shoot almost anything which caught her attention. Although the image quality wasn’t that good, she did not care so much as she loved every moment of the process. Then she got so hooked that she decided to join a photography club. Through the club, she was introduced to photography terms such as composition , mood, perspective, etc. In short, she had a glimpse of the amazing world of photography and she couldn’t look away.



That was over four years ago. She has been blessed with a number of opportunities and have met several wonderful people since. In her first solo exhibit, she will be sharing her favorite double and multiple exposures. Doing in-camera double exposures can be frustrating at times and risky but the fun of experimenting is never lost and the surprise images you get is often worth giving it a shot.

“Doubles and Multiples,” a solo photo exhibit by Olga Villanueva-Alvarado will open on July 30 at 6pm in Café Anthosia, along Panganiban Drive, Naga City. It will feature her favorite in camera double and multiple exposures. There will be live performances by local artists too, including Hanina Britanico, Victor Andrada, Happee and the Other Guys, Coming Up Amy and The Chopping Board for Anthosia’s monthly Bonifacio Mural Sessions.

Contact Café Anthosia at (+054) 881 1805 or email anthosiacafe(at)gmail(dot)com (via NCCA)
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Brgy. kagawad sa Bangon, Lupi, binadil, gadan



LUPI, Camarines Sur – Pig-iimbestigaran na ngonian kan Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) an nangyaring pagbadil, gadan ki Barangay Kagawad Jose Auditor, Jr., na taga Barangay Bangon, sa banwaan na ini.

Sabi sa report kan pulis ngonian na aga, Agosto 7, si Auditor,Jr. binadil kan dae nabistong tawo kasubagong alas-5 nin amay, ngonian na aldaw.

An pulis nag-iimbistigar pa kan kasong ini, sabi ni Police Senior Inspector de la Torre, an Assistant Chief of Police kan Lupi Municipal Police Station.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.
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IN CALABANGA | Yu, Medroso, Severo battle for mayor looms

CALABANGA, Camarines Sur—Political observers here predict a three–cornered fight for the mayoralty race in the next local polls.

From L-R: Ed Severo, Evelyn Yu, Ruben Medroso
After repeatedly announcing over the local radio stations last month that he will give way and even extend his hundred percent support in case former mayor Evelyn Yu would decide to run again for the same post, Mayor Eduardo Severo is now out to challenge his former political mentor.

Last week, residents of this town were surprised when a meeting of punong barangays was called, allegedly for a consultation conference.

During the said gathering held at Severo’s residence, those who were invited did not have any inkling that that gathering would trigger his breakaway from his original party.

Later that night, a representative from the Provincial Capitol of Camarines Sur appeared to announce that former governor L-Ray Villafuerte is amenable to the idea of supporting the Severo-Robles tandem in the forthcoming polls.

Ramon Robles is the incumbent vice mayor.

Many barangay leaders reportedly registered surprise as the said political plan was not part of their  agenda for the meeting.

There were several punong barangays who immediately left the place when that issue was discussed, saying that they did not buy the idea.

On August 2 it was also learned that Camarines Sur District Rep. Leni Robredo also declared that her candidate for mayor of Calabanga is former mayor Ruben Medroso, who many believed already retired from politics.

Those who attended the said meeting confirmed that Robredo is not open to fielding and supporting Severo for mayor.

Meanwhile, on the same date, leaders of former Congressman Luis Villafuerte and former mayor Evelyn Yu gathered to proclaim their support for Mrs. Yu.

An overwhelming majority of barangay leaders, incumbents and former officials trooped to the LRV Village, at Barangay Dominorog to announce their support for Yu.

As this developed, Mayor Severo has not sent word on whether he will still honor his previous pronouncements over media that he would not fight Yu, in case the latter decides to run for mayor again.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Buy-bust ginibo sa Nabua, taga Sto. Domingo nadakop

NABUA, Camarines Sur—“Politika an rason kun tano ta ipigbabareta na lakop an droga digdi,” ini an marikas na sarahahotan ni Alkalde Delia Simbulan kan magbungkaras an report na nagiging paboritong lugar an banwaan na ini na bagsakan nin droga.

Mga nakua sa suspechado na si Sergio Magistrado y Madriaga sa buy-bust operation kan Nabua Municipal Police Station
(Retrato kan Nabua MPS)


Sa laog nin pira nang bulan, hasta ngonian, haros dae natatapos an semana na mayong nadadakop na nagbabariwas asin naggagamit nin shabu digdi.

An pinakahuring nadakop por medio nin buy bust operation iyo si Sergio Magistrado y Madriaga, 43 anyos, may-agom, taga Sitio Binuyuan, Sto. Domingo.

Si Magistrado haloy nang pigsusunod kan mga ahentes kan gobierno huli kan saiyang lantadan na pagkaimbuelto sa ilegal na pagbariwas kan ipigbabawal na bulong.

Mientrastanto, an ginibong buy-bust operation pigplano mismo kan mga tawohan ni Police Senior Inspector John Murray C. Cutaran, an OIC kan Municipal Police Station.

Katuwang kan pulis an mga mga tawohan kan PNP na hale sa Provincial Police Office (PPO) asin an mga ahentes kan Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

Base sa informasyon kan dakopon si Magistrado nakua sa saiyang poder an transparent plastic sachet na may laog nin maputi na pulbos na pigsusuponiran na shabu.

Kan rekisahon pa kan mga awtoridad an saiyang lawas may nakua pang 10ng transparent plastic sachet kan bawal na bulong, na nasasaray sa saiyang bulsa.

An mga nagconducir kan buy-bust igwa pang nakuang stainless na gunting, asin cellphone.

Mismong si PSInsp. Cutaran an nagconfirmar sa BICOL STANDARD kan enot na nakaolay siya na igwa na sinda nin listahan kan mga tawo na naggagamit asin nagbabariwas nin droga sa banwaan na ini.

An lista kan mga pangaran naghale sa mga oficiales nin mga barangay asin an saindang mga assets na pirang bulan nang nasa higot na pag-usisa kan problema.

An target na ngonian kan mga ahentes kan gobierno iyo an nagkapirang pangaran nin mga tawo na sinasabing dayupot o harane sa mga oficial kan gobierno, kaya dae sinda nadadakop.

Si Mayor Simbulan asin mga miembros kan lokal na gobierno, hinahanapan nin programa tanganing mapuho an pagkuriyat kan ilegal na droga.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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Harong sinalakat, P240,000 na cash nadara

BARAS, Catanduanes—Kantidad P240,000.00 na cash, duwang units nin laptop na may valor na P30,000.00 an kada saro; sarong unit nin SKK cellphone na kantidad P1,600 asin sarong reloj na an kantidad P900.00 an hinabas kan mga dae bistadong tawo sa sarong residencia sa Barangay Buenavesta digdi.



An mga victima iyo sinda Jose Todoc y Barrameda, 43 anyos, parabantay sa harong na sadire ni Amalia Pitt y Dalma, na Tesurera kan barangay na ini; Michael Rangel y Todoc, 20 anyos, soltero, buta, asin si Amalia Pitt Dalma, na anas taga digdi sa sinambit na barangay.

Apat an suspects sa sinambit na krimen.

Mientrastanto, sabi kan mga imbestigador, poco mas o menos alas 4:05 nin amay na aga kan Agosto 2, si Alex Ellano asin Romy Rebanco kan Barangay Buenavista nag-osip sa pulis na sinalakat an harong ni Amalia Pitt.

Nagluluwas sa sinambit na report na mantang si Jose Todoc asin an saiyang sobrino na si Michael Rangel an nagtuturog sa rest house na sarong bahay kubo, sa nasambit na residencia, an mga dae bistadong tawo an naglaog.

An 4 na suspechado dae nabisto kan mga victima huli kan saindang sulot na bonnet na nakatahob sa saindang payo asin pandok.

Enot na nagimata si Michael Rangel, alagad naenot si saiyang takot ta tibaad sinda kulugan kan mga suspechado.

Marikas nagkua nin straw an mga suspechado asin sa tahaw kan saindang pagkabigla, ginapos sinda Michael asin Jose kan mga suspechado.

Saro sa mga suspechado an nadangog kan mga victima na nagsabi na dae sana sinda matakot ta dae man sinda ma-aano. Tinaptap pa ngani suboot an saiyang abaga para asiguraron na kun dae sinda maglaban, dae man sinda kukulgan.

Mientrastanto, pirang minutos sana an nakalihis, na padulag na an mga parasalakat, nadangog ni Michael an saiyang amaon na si Jose na nagsasabi na igwa siya nin tama, ta siya sinaksak.
An kutsilyo nagtama sa tulak kan victima.

Idinalagan man tulos sa EBMC Hospital si Jose sa Virac, Catanduanes asin digdi siya pigbulong.
Mantang pigsusurat an baretang ini dae pa nabibisto an mga suspechado. Alagad an mga pulis naglansar nin follow-up operation.

An casong isasangat sa mga responsible sa krimen iyo an Robbery with Violence Against or Intimidation of Persons.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Palabok downs 26 in Ligao City

LIGAO CITY—At least 26 individuals were rushed to Josefina Belmonte Duran Memorial Hospital and Garcia Hospital after eating palabok at AC Pancit Malabon, McKinley St., this city, between 3 to 4 p.m. August 3.



According to the attending physician, the victims suffered from acute gastroenteritis. Among the symptoms reported were vomiting and loose bowel movement.

Investigators wanted to take a sample of said palabok for further examination. However, it was discovered that the noodle dish in question had all been consumed by the victims.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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Monday, August 3, 2015

Deputy Provincial Director kan CSur Police, inambush; salbado na sa kagadanan

BATO, Camarines Sur—Tinamaan nin bala sa itaas na parte kan daghan alagad salbado na sa kagadanan si Police Supt. Romeo L. Pillonar, an Deputy Provincial Director kan Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office sa nangyaring paghipa asin pagbadil saiya asin mga pag-iriba sa Zone 4, sa Barangay Salvacion, digdi.

Police Supt. Romeo L. Pillonar
Si Pillonar, taga Barangay Divina Pastora, nagmamaneho kan saiyang awto kasunod si PO2 Ian Dvae C. Ramos, taga Barangay Masoli, na nagmamaneho nin motorsiklo, asin si Domingo C. Landagan Jr, taga Zone 3, Barangay Santiago, naka lunad man sa motorsiklo, pinaarakasakan nin mga badil mientras na nagbabaktas sa Barangay Buluang digdi.

Huli kan pinauran na mga bala sa grupo ninda, si Pillonar tinamaan sa itaas na parte kan saiyang daghan, kaya idinalagan tulos sa Mother Seton Hospital sa Ciudad nin Naga.

Si Domingo C. Landagan Jr., iyo si nagsapo nin nagkapirang tama nin bala sa saiyang lawas na naging causa kan saiyang tulos na pagkagadan sa lugar na pinangyarihan kan krimen.

Si PO2 Ramos asin naka-ibitar sa nag-uuran na bala na pinaputok nin rapido pasiring sa grupo ninda.

Nagtabang sa pagrescue ki Ramos iyo an mga nagrespondeng miembros kan 2nd Maneuver Platoon na nakabase sa Barangay Nierva, Nabua, Camarines Sur, asin an mga tawohan kan Bato Municipal Police Station na pinapamayohan ni Senior Inspector Gary DV Mangente, an OIC digdi.

Base sa pinaka bagong despache kan bareta, si Pillonar salvado na sa peligro huli ta bako man hararom si tadom kan bala na nag tama saiya.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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Bicol economy slows down in 2014

The Bicol Region’s economy posted the biggest slowdown or deceleration nationwide last year at 4.2 percent from 8.1 percent in 2013 or a decline of 3.9-percentage points, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Bicol regional office reported Thursday.

Bicol economy slows down in 2014

The PSA said the major economic sectors in Bicol eased out last year, causing the significant plunge in its economy.

Services sector accounted for the biggest share to the region’s economy at 56.6 percent.

Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing’s (AHFF) share was at 23.7 percent and Industry, 19.8 percent, the data agency said.

Based on the the PSA report, Services decelerated to 5.2 percent in 2014 from 9.0 percent in the previous year.

The sector’s decline was caused by slowdown in the following sub-sectors: Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities (RERBA) from 17.2 percent to 2.5 percent; Financial Intermediation, from 14.7 percent to 10.2 percent; Other Services, from 4.1 percent to 1.1 percent; Transportation, Storage and Communication (TSC) from 5.2 percent to 3.7 percent; and Trade, from 11.5 percent to 10.0 percent.

The sub-sector Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security (PAD), however, accelerated to 6.3 percent from 4.4 percent during the previous year.

The AHFF sector decelerated to 0.9 percent in 2014 from 4.4 percent in 2013 as Agriculture and Forestry posted slower growth of 1.8 percent compared to 5.4 percent in 2013.

The AHFF’s slowdown was largely due to Fishing, which plunged to negative 1.3 from 2.0 percent in 2013.

Even the Industry sector also registered a downtrend at 5.6 percent in 2014 from 10.8 percent in the previous year even as Manufacturing sub-sector swelled from 9.6 percent in 2013 to 19.0 percent in 2014.

Sub-sector Electricity, Gas and Water Supply (EGWS) accelerated slightly to 13.7 percent from 12.1 percent but Construction slackened from 15.1 percent two years ago to 4.5 percent last year while Mining and Quarrying (MAQ) declined further from 5.1 percent to 25.0 percent.

Over-all Services sector was the top contributor to the region’s economic growth with 2.9-percentage points. Industry and AHFF contributed 1.1-percentage points and 0.2-percentage point, respectively, for a total of 4.2 percent, the statistics authority said.

Nationwide, the country’s economy posted a 6.1-percent growth in 2014, which is also a slowdown from its 7.1-percent growth in 2013.

The deceleration was due to the slower growths of Industry and Services, it added.(PNA) 
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EMB to impose fines vs Sorsogon buko juice company

More troubles are coming the way of a buko juice company in Sorsogon City in the next few days as the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) may soon impose penalties against it for violations of environmental laws.



EMB-Bicol Director Robert Sheen said he is just waiting for the validation report from their laboratory, which shall serve as basis in determining the extent of the violation and the corresponding penalty that must be imposed against Peter Paul Corp.

Sheen made the statement in an interview with the Philippines News Agency Friday following the announcement by the Sorsogon City Council that it will file charges against the company and implead Sheen and other officials of the EMB-Bicol for negligence.

He confirmed that the waste water treatment facility of the PPC is not yet perfect and it is probably the reason why its waste water exceeded what is allowed by law based on the Clean Water Act of 2004.

Sheen said he hopes to have the validation report by next week if it will not be hampered by any supervening event.

He said the attempt to gather new water samples last Monday was stymied by the sudden downpour in the city and another attempt the following day was called off because the factory suddenly stopped operation.

The law imposes a penalty of not less than Php10,000 but not more than Php200,000 per day of violation and a separate fine of not less than Php50,000 and not more than Php100,000 per day of violation if the company fails to undertake clean-up operations with an imprisonment of not less than two years and not more than four years.

But the case has to be taken up by the Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB) which will recommend the fine and penalty to be imposed.

Sheen, however, clarified that the action of the EMB was not prompted by the threat of litigation but was based on the process being followed by the agency.

“We need to do a validation to strengthen the case and ensure that it will withstand even if challenged in a court of law,” he said.

Sheen said it is the right of any individual to seek redress of grievances and that he does not begrudge the city council for its decision should it indeed include EMB in the charge sheet.

He said they will answer the charges in the proper forum but urged the city council to consider the actions already taken by the EMB which could hardly be considered negligent.

Sheen stressed that the local government unit also has a big role in ensuring the protection of the environment and it has the power to immediately stop the operation of an offending company.

He explained that the nuisance, like the noise and the foul odor being emitted by the factory, which are also the subject of complaint by the residents, is no longer under the regulatory power of the EMB but under the LGU.

He also cited the alleged violation of the zoning ordinance wherein the factory was allowed to be located in an area classified as “institutional” instead of putting it in an “industrial” area.

“That alone is a ground for the LGU to immediately order the closure of the factory,” he pointed out.

Sheen said the EMB will continuously work with the local government, saying that they should be partners in the pursuit for a better environment.

Councilor Joven Laura, a member of the city council, had earlier announced that charges for damages will be filed against PPC next week and that they will seek at least Php50 million as indemnification for the environmental destruction being attributed to the company.(PNA)
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DepEd, DOH, DILG launch school-based immunization program

NAGA CITY—The Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched the nationwide school based immunization at Camarines Sur National High School earlier today, August 3.

DepEd, DOH, DILG launch school-based immunization program
Photo: DepEd

DOH Secretary Janette Garin led the launching of the event in which some 1,400 attendees were present.

 “Vaccination has been scientifically proven to be most effective public health intervention that’s why we’re conducting herd immunity as defense mechanism of those who were immunized. In this way we can prevent the spread of diseases thus also protecting those who were not immunized,”  DOH Bicol Family Health Cluster head Dr. Rita Mae Ang explained at the recently held regional nutrition committee meeting.
All school children enrolled in grades 1, 4 and 7 will be vaccinated with the appropriate vaccines which include measles-containing vaccine (MCV), Tetanus diphtheria (Td), quadrivalent  Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR).

“MMR and Td were introduced as an integral immunization strategy toward the elimination of measles and tetanus and control of mumps, rubella and diphtheria while HPV was introduced as one component in the comprehensive strategy in the prevention of cervical cancer,” Ang furthered.

Eligible grade 1 students will be administered with two MCV and one Td vaccines, grade 4 female students aging 9 – 13 years old with two-dose HPV following the recommended immunization schedule and grade 7 students with one dose each of MR and Td vaccines on the same immunization session.

Target for the Bicol region are 3, 802 public schools for elementary and high school with some 151,271 grade 1, 40,824 grade 4 and 125,088 grade 7 students.

Moreover Ang noted that parents who do not want their children to be vaccinated will not be forced to do so since the students will only be vaccinated upon the consent of their parents.

"Consent forms will be given to ensure that the children to be vaccinated are permitted by their parents," Ang said.

DepEd, DOH, DILG launch school-based immunization program
Photo: DepEd
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Heavily-armed men steal 72 fighting cocks from Nabua farm

NABUA, Camarines Sur—At least 72 fighting cocks valued at around P600,000 were stolen from Aribawong Gamefarm at Zone 6, Diversion Road, San Antonio Poblacion, this town on August 1.

Engr. Ramiro Fabio Fortuna of Aribawong Gamefarm
Photo from Fortuna's Facebook account
Engr. Ramiro Fabio Fortuna, owner of said farm, told the BICOL STANDARD that some ten to twelve persons wearing bonnets and armed with M16 rifles entered his farm and held his men at gunpoint as they carted away the game cocks.

“Grabe na kamugtakan sadi Nabua. Buko sana drugs kindi amo ngani ading nangyari kanako,” Fortuna said.

The suspects, according to the initial investigation report of the Nabua Municipal Police Station, gained entry into the farm by destroying the bamboo fence. They also fled via the same entry point to an unknown direction.

The same report disclosed that Edmundo Nuñez, the caretaker of the game farm, was roused from his sleep when the armed men arrived. Nuñez had been sleeping inside a house within the premises of the farm.

Fortuna said that the police are considering a gang known as the Laguna Group to be behind the heist. They are, however, not ruling out the possibility of an inside job.

He appealed to the public to report to the authorities any information they may have regarding the robbery.

He also reminded those who may be interested in purchasing the stolen cocks that the same is prohibited under the Anti-Fencing Law of 1979.

A follow-up investigation is still ongoing as of the time of this writing.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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RAWITDAWIT | DAI MAAROK NA MISTERYO ni Estelito B. Jacob



DAI MAAROK NA MISTERYO
ni Estelito B. Jacob

May bagting an simbahan
Na minaganyak kun an isip riniribok
Kan mga kaulangan o kakulangan.
An ladawan sa simbahan an nagsasalo
Kan mga pugol na luha na tinutulak
Kan nag-aarab-adab na daghan.
Magtapos butasan an kagabatan,
Saka lang minakusog an boot
Na bagtason an marumarum na dalan.
May mga panahon na ginuguris nin doot
Asin an dapan pinapadugo nin tunok.
May mga panahon na ura-urada
Nakakapa an hinidaw na pandok
Alagad mayo sa init kan saiyang kublit
An mga inagrangay sa atubang nin ladawan.
Sa pagsuwayan, kinakagaw kan isip
An pagkamoot mantang may diit na pagduda.
Ini an dai maarok na misteryo:
Minasubang an liwanag minsan sa sulnupan
Asin duman sa dai hinuhuna,
Sa dai hinahagad, sa dai hinahanap,
Duman nasusumpungan an kasimbagan.

Oktubre 7, 2014
2:46 n.h.


DUMAN NAGIGIN BANAL
ni Estelito B. Jacob
 
Minsan agawon an pagdakop 
nin tataramon na nagtatapil sa dila.
Diyan mo lang maiisip na tumingag, 
mantang pirong an mata, tiklop an nguso.
Haros lumuhod ka sa daga sa paghapros,
kan duros ta duman kan nagigin banal,
duman mo nanunumpungan an langit
kan nangangalagkalag mong kalag.
Duman namamati an huyop sa kublit,
duman nagbibilog, naghahalnas, naghuhulpos
an ambon na gikan sa mga panganuron.
Diyan mo nadadakop an pinapasabot na dunong.
Saka mo maiisip an saimong ginikanan.
Saka mo tatawan tuldok an kasuratan.

Oktubre 23, 2014
10:23 n.b.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rep. Ramos, minions will laugh all the way to Congress again

The Liberal Party (LP) is the second-oldest political party in the Philippines and the oldest continually-active political party in the Philippines. The party has been led by respected liberal thinkers and pro-development politicians.



The undersigned’s grandfather 8-term Sorsogon Governor Juan G. Frivaldo was an original LP official together with Presidents Elpidio Quirino, Diosdado Macapagal and Manuel Roxas, Benigno Aquino, Jr., Jovito Salonga, Raul Daza among others.

Unfortunately, the image of LP is being tarnished by the childish action of incumbent 2D Sorsogon Representative Deogracias B. Ramos.

On June 7, 2015, during the Gubat Town Fiesta celebration, Rep. Ramos announced that he will resign as LP Provincial Chair on or before September 2015 and bragged that he will run again this time as an independent third term to join or support the vice presidential candidacy of Senator Francis Escudero.

The act of Rep. Ramos undoubtedly shows his disloyalty to the Liberal Party.

Informatively, in the 2010 presidential election, the electorate will never forget the shameful act of Mr. Ramos.

When he ran then under the Liberal Party, he recruited several LP candidates and voters to follow the order of senatorial candidacy of Francis Escudero to deceptively shifted Party that led to the eventual defeat of Secretary Mar Roxas.

In the 2013 election, Mr. Ramos repeatedly bullied several LP members including official candidates for Governor Renato G. Laurinaria and Vice Governor Vladimir Ramon B. Frivaldo. The public well know that Rep. Ramos openly supported independent candidate for governor Eric C. Dioneda and NPC Vice Governor candidate Antonio H. Escudero (uncle of Sen. Escudero).

The 2010 and 2013 shameful election acts of Party disloyalty by Rep. Ramos will not stop him this coming 2016 presidential election. His repetitive acts not only caused doubt on his integrity, but it also tarnished the good name and reputation of the LP as a whole.

Instead of waiting for Mr. Ramos resignation, the LP leadership should stand up to immediately initiate investigation or impose disciplinary action or immediately expelling Rep. Ramos from the Party for disloyalty, insincerity and treachery.

It is high time that the leadership of the prestigious Liberal Party to implement tougher policies, if not Rep. Ramos and his minions will laugh all the way to Congress again.

Give Sorsogon a break from an unprincipled, treacherous public servant.

Salamatonon tabi sa indo gabos!

Very truly yours,
VLADIMIR RAMON B. FRIVALDO
Former Provincial Board Member (2010-2013)
Poblacion Norte
Barcelona, Sorsogon

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed here are those of the author’s and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of the editor.
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