Friday, November 13, 2015

RETRATO | Mga matitibay asin joven na parasurat

Naghakot nin mga premio an grupo kan mga matitibay na parasurat kan Camarines Sur National High School sa nakaaging Division Schools Press Conference sa ciudad nin Naga. Sinda mga miembro kan "The Isarog," an official na publication sa Ingles kan nasambit na eskwelahan asin "Ang Isarog," an official na publication sa Filipino. (MGA RETRATO HALE KI ESTING JACOB)

Mga matitibay asin joven na parasurat kan Naga City

Mga matitibay asin joven na parasurat kan Naga City

Bakery hinabasan kan nag-ala Spiderwoman

NAGA CITY—Sarong dai pa nabibistong babae an nag-ala Spiderwoman asin pigraot an galbanisado asin sementadong atop kan Atlantic Bakery sa Ninoy & Cory Aquino Ave., Brgy. Triangulo, Naga City sa pag-oltanan kan alas 8:30 kan fecha 9 asin alas-4 nin aga kan fecha 10 kan Noviembre.

Segun sa report na naguno kan BICOL STANDARD, nalalay kan nasambit na suspechado an P1,500 na cash sa laog kan cashier's booth kan tindahan.

An nagreklamo iyo an victima na si Jaime Poon y Chang, 62 anyos, may-agom, asin residente kan Villa Concepcion Subdivision, Concepcion Pequeña sa ciudad na ini.

Segun sa Police Station No. 2, padagos pa an imbestigasyon tanganing madakop an suspechado asin mabawi an linalay na kwarta.

Mientrastanto, nagpagiromdom an mga autoridad na paseguruhon an mga gamit na ipigwawalat sa laog kan mga establicimiento —BICOLSTANDARD.COM

CSur top official hurls criminal case at Caramoan village chief

CARAMOAN, Camarines Sur—Punong Barangay Mercy Sueno has posted P12,000 for her temporary liberty in a case filed against her for alleged violation of Republic Act 7076, otherwise known as the People’s Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991.

LEFT: Punong Barangay Mercy Sueno of Barangay Gata, RIGHT: Lahuy Island, Caramoan
Photos by Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard, Caramoan Islands
Sueno is the punong barangay of Gata, this town, where four gold panners were brutally murdered on March 22, 2014 in what is now known as the Caramoan massacre.

She had since been leading the fight for justice for the deaths of the victims Julio Labiano, Rene Labiano, Salem Virtus, and Jesse Brondia, who were shot to death as they were eating dinner.

In an exclusive interview with BICOL STANDARD, Sueno said the case was filed by Fermin Mabolo, the Provincial Administrator of Camarines Sur and head of Sagip Kalikasan Task Force.

Also named in the charge sheet was Barangay Kagawad Maximino Bries.

The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Ricky Begino of the Municipal Trial Court (MTC) of San Jose when Judge Jorge John Aganan, of MTC Caramoan inhibited himself from trying the case.

Sueno said she believes that the accusation hurled against her is but a retaliatory act against her by top officials of the provincial government who were earlier implicated in the Caramoan massacre.

It would be recalled that in August 2015, the Special Panel of Prosecutors of the Department of Justice recommended for the indictment of 21 suspects, who were all identified with the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur.
Sueno also told BICOL STANDARD that a separate complaint was filed against her for violation of Republic Act 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995. The same, however, was dismissed by the Prosecutor’s Office.
“Herak man samong mga pobre. Pobre na ngani, iyo pang naaapi,” she said.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM With report from Oscar Esmenda

TREASURE HUNT | Kids in Bagolatao, Minalabac, Camarines

TREASURE HUNT? Kids in Bagolatao, Minalabac, Camarines look for precious seashells and other interesting beach creatures during low tide. (Photo by Melissa Basmayor/BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

Sandiganbayan set to hear LRay graft case Nov. 25-26

NAGA CITY—The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division is scheduled to hear the criminal charge against former Camarines Sur Gov. LRay Villafuerte at 8:30 a.m. on November 25 and 26, 2015.

Said case, docketed under SB-13-CRM-0792-0794, involves the alleged violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for the anomalous purchase of P20 million worth of diesel fuel.

The hearing was originally scheduled on August 26 and 27, 2015, but was reset considering the manifestation of Prosecutor Ferdinand B. Labog that his witness was unavailable.

It would be recalled that on February 2014, the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division issued a Resolution ordering the arrest of the former governor and father of incumbent governor Migz Villafuerte.

The Office of the Ombudsman earlier found probable cause to indict LRay along with coaccused Naga City entrepreneur Jeffrey Lo because the diesel purchase lacked the bidding required by law.

LRay posted P90,000 bail for his temporary liberty immediately following the issuance of the arrest warrant.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

47ng cliente sa 'paluwagan scam' nagreklamo sa NBI

NAGA CITY— Naghagad na nin tabang an 47ng cliente kan sarong paluwagan sa Magarao, Camarines Sur sa National Bureau of Investigation tanganing makua an saindang pig-invertir na kwarta.

Kadaklan sa mga cliente mga maestra, principal, pulis, asin OFW.

Segun sa mga nagreklamo, nag-invest sinda nin kwarta sa paluwagan ni Kagawad Nestor Avenido kan banwaan nin Magarao sa promesang maibabalik ini na may dakulang tubo pakalihis kan tulong bulan.

Alagad kan mag-abot an aldaw na sinda makobra na nin kwarta, nadiskubre kan mga cliente na dae nin fondo sa cheke na ipigtao sainda.

Naglansar na nin imbestigasyon ki Avenido, na kandidatong alkalde sa Magarao.

Saro sa mga nabiktima kan paluwagan

Mientrastanto, nagpagiromdom an mga imbestigador na maging marigmat sa mga nagkukuriyat na paluwagan ta dakol sa mga ini panloloko sana man.—Report ni Oscar Esmenda/BICOLSTANDARD.COM


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bikol Arts and Culture Summit opens with book launches, musical performances

NAGA CITY— In celebration of the National Book Month, the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce (MNCCI) and Industry and the City Government of Naga opened the Via Bikol Arts and Culture Summit at 9:30 a.m. today at the Naga City Hall Grounds.

Jose B. Perez, Vice President for Chamber Management of the MNCCI provided an introduction on Via Bikol.

Several books on Bicol arts and culture were launched during the event, including “An Satuyang Tataramong sa Aroaldaw,” edited by Kristian Sendon Cordero, the Bansay Bikolnon Series on Potenciano Gregorio, composer of Sarong Banggi by Raffi Banzuela, the Bikoliana Klasika Book Series “An Kasaysayan kan Simbahan kan Penafrancia ni Francisco Gainza, OP asin Nobena sa Mahamison na Ngaran ni Maria ni Manuel Grijalvo, OSA, edited by Fr. Wilmer Tria, and Art History of Bikol by Frank Penones.

The Naga College Foundation Concert Band and the Caceres Chorale were also invited for musical numbers.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM


2 Bicolanas top midwife licensure exams

NAGA CITY—Two Bicolanas tied in the top spot among the 1,273 examinees who passed the Midwife Licensure Examination 2015, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced yesterday.

2 Bicolanas top midwife licensure exams
Images grabbed from Abella's and Villare's Facebook profiles

Arianne Mae Soriao Abella from Catanduanes State University in Virac and Emarie Legson Villare from Speed Computer College in Magsaysay, Sorsogon City both got a score of 88.10%.

The examination was administered in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga, the PRC said. Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be on November 13 and 16, 2015.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bicol Street Collective offers free street photography workshop

Bicol Street Collective
Bicol Street Collective invites you to its first Street Photography Workshop and Photowalk on November 15, 2015 in Naga City, absolutely FREE!

The one-day workshop aims to establish what Street Photography is, encourage participants to develop a critical sense about their photography, understand and appreciate visual language, and to motivate participants to continue doing Street Photography after the workshop.

The workshop will cover: Introduction to Street Photography, Basic Approaches and Techniques,
Extensive Photowalk on the Streets of Naga City, and Image Review and Appreciation.

Limited to 10 slots only! Registration Form:

Whistleblower Sandra Cam woos Bicolanos for 2016 polls

NAGA CITY—Whistleblower and senatoriable Sandra Cam went live on radio station BBS-DWLV here this morning to ask her fellow Bicolanos for their help in the 2016 polls.

Bicolana senatoriable Sandra Cam in Naga City
Bicolana senatoriable Sandra Cam in Naga City

Cam, who is a native of Batuan, Masbate, rose to fame after exposing several scams involving public officials and agencies.

Among these are the jueteng scandal, the presence of illegal drugs and high-powered firearms at the Bureau of Corrections, and the escape of the Reyes brothers via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

An advocate of women’s rights, she also uncovered the sex for flight scandal which victimized several female Overseas Filipino Workers in the Middle East.


More recently, the fearless Masbatena said she has obtained information that would shed light on the infamous tanim-bala scheme at NAIA, which has been going on since 2012.

“Mayroon po akong hawak na dalawang taxi driver na medyo takot pang lumutang…Sabi po nila, 90% ng nagkakaroon ng tanim bala, sa taxi nakasakay. Kasabwat ang taxi drivers na maglalagay ng bala. Hindi na po sila nag-aantay ng porter na magbuhat ng maleta. Tinitip nila sa sekyu na kasabwat,” she narrated.

“This month around 1200 ang sabi ng OTS nakitaan nila ng bala.
Around 50 lang ang nakasuhan… Anong ginawa ng pamahalaan? Wala!” she said.

Clean election

In addition to probing into the tanim-bala scheme, Cam said she is working to ensure that the upcoming polls are free of fraud.

In fact, on November 27, she will be heading to the Supreme Court along with around 10,000 other candidates to urge the poll body to bring back the security features of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.

“Dapat ibalik ng Supreme Court yung security features. ‘Pag wala po yun, tapos na po ang laban, ang administrasyon na ito ang mananalo ulit. Papaya ba tayo? Hindi tayo papayag,” she said.

Whistleblower in Senate?

If elected, she said she will continue to expose the irregularities in government.

Her beliefs are currently aligned with the ideals of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who is known for his iron-fist leadership.

Duterte, however, has not filed his Certificate of Candidacy for the presidency, a situation Cam hopes would change on December 10.

She bemoaned that the law here has no teeth, making criminals unafraid of breaking it.

But even more disappointing, she said, is how the government continues to trumpet its “Tuwid na Daan” slogan despite the proliferation of crimes.

“Ang Aquino government – it’s a failure,” she said, “Wag na po tayong magpatumpik-tumpik. Yung sinasabi nilang ‘tuwid na daan’ is actually tuwad na daan.”

Change, hope

Admitting that she is no politician, Cam said she only has enough money to go around the country, but not enough to buy votes.

But she believes that those who want a corruption- and crime-free country like her are capable of propelling her into the Senate. In particular, her fellow Bicolanos, who are known to be brave, can help her by giving her their votes.

“Marami na pong Bicolano na nagkaroon ng national position, pero mahirap pa rin po ang ating rehiyon dahil sa mga katiwalian,” Cam remarked.

“Ayoko po magpromesa. Pero gagawin ko po ang lahat ng aking makakaya upang makapagbigay ng bagong pag-asa,” she said.

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