Friday, August 28, 2015

Bomberong habo magbayad sa aling-alingan, ipigreclamo

CASIGURAN, Sorsogon— En ves na sangatan nin casong Estafa si Dinnes Dioquino y Dealca, sarong tawohan kan Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) na nakadistino sa Juban, Sorsogon, nagtugot na sana ining bayadan si saiyang perwisyo sa sarong night club digdi.

An may sadire kan club na iyo si Calexto Abana, residente kan Barangay Lungib, nagreclamo sa mga awtoridad na habong bayadan Dioquino si saiyang pig-inom sa laog kan club kan victima.

Base sa imbestigasyon, nag-apod sa cellphone kan police si Abana tanganing magsumbong na may saro sindang customer na nagsasayuma na magbayad.

Kan marisibe an reclamo, tulos nagpadara an hepatura kan police digdi nin mga tawohan para magsiyasat kan probmema.

An namayo kan grupo hale sa PNP iyo si Senior Inspector Pedro Jimenez.

Naaraman kan mga imbestigador na an ipigrereklamong si Dioquino naglaog sa night club, asin mantang nasa kasiraman kan saindang kaorogmahan, naghagad na tawan niya nin kaolay-olay na babae.

Nakaubos si saiyang ka-table na babae nin pitong bote nin beer asin sarong tasa nin kape. An total na valor kan saiyang pig-order P995.

Huli ta makulit na asin habo pang magbayad si Dioquino, dinara lugod siya kan mga pulis sa saindang oficina, dangan ilinaog sa carcel.

Alagad, pinaluwas man sana ini kan siya magconforme na bayadan si saiyang mga naconsumo sa aling-alingan.

An victima nagpahayag sa mga awtoridad na dae na siya interesado na magsangat nin casong estafa contra sa bombero, ta binayadan na an valor kan saindang ininom.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

'Dream Imagine Love' | Art show in Naga City opens August 28

A husband and wife creative tandem inspired majorly by Thor, their two year old, will have a joint show tomorrow, August 28, 2015, around 6 p.m. at Anthosia Café (v 2.0) along Mayon Ave, beside Krypton Grill.

This display features the main frames from Olga Villanueva’s  "Doubles and Multiples", her first solo photography exhibit shown at the first/original Anthosia together with newly painted murals by Ron Alvarado plus a few of their own home decor.

They started collaborating with random fun projects together while they were still boyfriend and girlfriend back in Baguio City. Now, the couple is residing in Goa, a small but peaceful town in Camarines Sur. They have met several people who inspired them and encouraged them to continue with their art despite of several seemingly limiting circumstances.

All the frames except one which has been previously reserved are available for sale to anyone interested. Price available upon request. Contact 09161212281, ask for Ron or Olga.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

CamNorte police bust Php1.2M worth of shabu

DAET, Camarines Norte—The intensified campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs has resulted to the arrest of Mamao G. Misug, a member of a notorious syndicate operating in the province.

Misig, a resident of Barangay Baclaran, Calauag, Quezon Province, was finally collared at 6:51 p.m. on August 25 at Sitio Pookan, Barangay Tabugon.

Camarines Norte Police Provincial Director Senior Supt. Harris Fama told BICOL STANDARD that the successful police operation was hatched by joint elements of the Philippine Drug enforcement Agency (PDEA) of Camarines Norte, Sta. Elena Police Station, and Camarines Norte Provincial Intelligence Branch.

An estimated 1.2 million pesos' worth of shabu was seized by the Camarines Norte police
A suspect identified by his alias Batotoy Regala, however, was able to elude arrest.

Provincial Director Fama said the buy bust operation against Misug was under the supervision of Director III Bryan B. Babang, Regional Director of PDEA Bicol Regional Office.

The following items were confiscated be the members of the raiding team: two pieces of plastic containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing more or less 250 grams with an estimated street value of Php1,250,000; a Php1,000 bill used as buy-bust money; three bundles of Php1,000 bills with pieces of newspaper inserted, used as boodle money and a plastic bag used as container of boodle money.

The suspected illegal drugs will be brought to the Camarines Norte Provincial Crime Laboratory for examination.

Meanwhile, the suspect is now under the custody of Sta. Elena Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

The appropriate criminal complaint is now being prepared by PDEA Camarines Norte and Sta. Elena Municipal Police Station for filing in court.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Monday, August 24, 2015

Giant 'lapu-lapu' caught off Masbate

A giant grouper fish measuring two meters and weighing a hundred kilos was caught off Masbate on Friday by fisherman Jovannie Alburo, The Freeman reported today.

Photo by Joy Torrejos/
The giant grouper fish, known locally as "lapu-lapu," "pugapo" or "baraka" is said to be the largest bony fish found in coral reefs.

It is tagged by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List Status as vulnerable, or likely to become endangered unless the circumstances threatening its survival and reproduction improve.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM


Cong. Escudero to private school mentors: Join search for Sorsogon's outstanding teachers

SORSOGON CITY—Congresswoman Evie Escudero has encouraged private school teachers to also join the search for the Outstanding Teachers of Sorsogon being conferred by the Dr. Salvador H. Escudero III Foundation.

Congresswoman Evie Escudero
Escudero said in an interview Sunday that the search is part of her advocacy to further improve the quality of education in the province.

For this year’s awards, six public school teachers received the recognition in a formal ceremony held at the Sorsogon State College Audio-Visual Hall here on Aug. 14.

The six winners were among the 15 finalists from both elementary and secondary levels who were chosen by the members of the board of judges during a two-month screening process.

Those who made it to the finals at the elementary level were Marilou G. Fuentes and Nena G. Gonzaga of Bulusan Central School; Maria Ditas D. Lisano, Bacon West Central School; Arlene D. Deticio, Anabelle D. Botial and Salvacion G. Ativo, Sorsogon East Central School; Perla R. Deramas, Bogna Elementary School, Bacon District; and Marites D. Dicen, Sorsogon Pilot Elementary School.

At the secondary level, those who made the shortlist were Karen R. Guerina, Aurora L. Caguia and Emily Dolot of Sorsogon National High School; Josephine D. Recebido, San Isidro National High School; Elmer Divina, Gallanosa National High School; Amalia V. Dealca of Casiguran Technical Vocational School; and Rosalinda L. Lato, Abuyog National High School.

Chosen as Outstanding Teachers of Sorsogon for secondary level were Caguia, Divina and Dolot; selected from the elementary level were Dicen, Botial and Deramas.

Escudero personally conferred the awards on the winners who received plaques and cash rewards.

The finalists were also given the same awards.(PNA)

Seminarians bring 'Mary of Nazareth' to Naga City

NAGA CITY—Mary of Nazareth, the first major motion picture on the remarkable life of the Mother of Christ, will soon hit Emily Theater at San Francisco, Peñafrancia Street here.

Mary of Nazareth
The movie vividly captures the essence of Mary’s profound faith and trust in God amidst the great mysteries as she lived as the Mother of the Messiah. It shows her compassionate humanity and concern for others, and the deep love that she and Jesus shared for one another.

The 153-minute film also underscores her special role in God’s plan for redemption, her unique relationship with Christ, the tremendous suffering that she endured in union with his passion and death, as well as her serene joy at his Resurrection.

This September, Father Roy Regaspi and the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary will bring this film to Naga City, providing a unique opportunity for inspiring entertainment and strong evangelization.

Mary of Nazareth will be shown at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. from September 2 to 23 (except on September 11 and 19). Ticket prices are at Php150 each.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, kindly contact Fr. Mario Gaite, Holy Rosary Minor Seminary Rector, at (054) 473-82-97 or

Proceeds will benefit the seminarians of the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary. —BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Activists condemn 'extrajudicial killings' in region

NAGA CITY—Advocacy group Karapatan Bicol will hold a series of condemnation activities on the recent alleged extrajudicial killings in the region, including the murder of activist and broadcaster Teodoro "Tay Todoy" Escanilla last week.

Slain brodcaster and activist Escanilla (second from right) photographed in a rally organized by Karapatan Sorsogon
Among the activities slated in this city are the filing of a position paper at the City Hall, torch parade, program and candle lighting.

Similar activities were also held in Albay earlier today.

In a statement furnished to BICOL STANDARD, Regional Coordinator of Kabataan Partlylist John Arvin R. Reola said: "It is with great alarm that the Region five, on the last year of President Benigno S. Aquino’s term, has rocketed its numbers when it comes to human rights violations."

The statement continues: "The scheme of state forces in harassing members of progressive organizations not only from the youth sector but also other sectors should not be taken lightly. Examples that are prevalent are, taking photos of activists without consent during mobilizations, and if they are at public places, Tailing, Verbal and Physical harassments, etc. Last July Arnel Padillo from Kadamay (Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap)- Camarines Sur was physically harassed at pili, camarines sur by two military personel while giving out pamphlets about issues here at Bikol, it is clear that state forces without any legitimate reason, would use force to intimidate and harass activists.

In this month alone (August 3, 2015) the Masbate massacre happened, the AFP took 4 lives of innocent men (for-hire motorcycle drivers) which were mistaken as rebels, the AFP with blood on their hands, still continued to assert and argued with the victim’s families and the people of Del Carmen that the 4 were rebels despite the Mountain of evidence that they were merely civilians.
5 days after the massacre, Anak Pawis Arnel Morada is gunned down at Camarines Norte, and on August 19 before midnight, Teodoro E. Escanilla, KARAPATAN spokesperson for Sorsogon dies because of multiple gunshot wounds.

These are not separate cases, the rise of violations are rooted from the increased militarization of communities in the Region, the current socio-economic state and political field that forces people especially the youth to organize and assert their rights, thus being tagged as rebels and insurgents.

These victims are not just numbers, they have families and people who rely on them. They are the manifestation of the incapacity of the government especially in its armed forces and police forces for not being able to remove the culture of impunity.

Unless the problems of Bikol, entry of large scale foreign mining corporations, high percentage contractualization in the workforce, land grabbing, community demolitions, a repressive educational system, and violations of human rights, is tackled and uprooted, the reason will still remain why people choose to fight for their rights, especially their right to life and genuine change.

The youth now urges LGU’s and Gov’t officials to speak out and support their constituents. It is not a time for middle ground decisions that only support the Human Rights Violators. Unless Government Officials and Government Agencies fully decide on who they should serve, and seek for justice for the victims of human rights violations in Bikol and the country, there is no hope for them. The people will demand and seek for justice, it also high time for the youth to fight impunity, and seek for truth and accountability."—BICOLSTANDARD.COM. Pirming enot. Pirming bago.

Salceda charged for alleged failure to file SALN

LEGAZPI CITY—Anti-crime watchdog Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption filed a complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman against Albay Gov. Joey Salceda for his alleged failure to file his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN).

VACC Chairman Martin Diño, who filed the complaint, claimed that Salceda’s SALN for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014 could not be located at the Office of the Ombudsman by the graft investigation and prosecution officer.

Diño said it was likely that this meant the governor did not file his SALN for the aforementioned years.

Said failure violates Republic Act 6713, or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

Salceda, for his part, denied the alleged failure and said that he did file the documents.

He stated: “Since 2007, I have dutifully filed my SALN with the Albay PHRMO in accordance with CSC MC No. 3, s. 2015, as amended. And in accordance with the same CSC MC, the PHRMO then submitted / transmitted these SALNs via ‘registered mail’ to the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon per instruction of the Office of the Ombudsman. These are shown in the attached copies of the SALNs and registered mail official receipts.”

He added that VACC’s charge was malicious and had no basis.

This is the second complaint lodged against the Albay governor by VACC this year.

The first complaint stemmed from a P47-million allotment that was allegedly illegally used to aid evacuees during the 2009 Mayon Volcano eruption.

Just last month, VACC urged the Ombudsman to expedite the resolution of the earlier complaint against the incumbent governor.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM. Pirming enot. Pirming bago.

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