Thursday, June 9, 2016

Several local bets in CSur fail to beat SOCE deadline

NAGA CITY--Several candidates in the May 9 polls in the province of Camarines Sur have missed the deadline of the filing of the Statement of Contributions and Expenditure yesterday, Comelec Camarines Sur spokesperson Alex Marpuri told the BICOL STANDARD.

These include Carlomagno Batalla, candidate for 1st District Board Member; Salvador Desquitado, candidate for 5th District Board Member; Apolinar Napoles candidate for 1st District Representative; and Felix Alfelor, candidate for 5th District Representative.

Candidates who fail to beat the June 8 deadline shall be liable to pay an administrative fine ranging from One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) to Thirty thousand pesos (P30,000.00), in the discretion of the Commission, according to Republic Act 7166.

For the commission of a second or subsequent offense under this section, the administrative fine shall be from Two thousand pesos (P2,000.00) to Sixty thousand pesos (P60,000.00), in the discretion of the Commission. In addition, the offender shall be subject to perpetual disqualification to hold public office.

Comelec chairman Andres Bautista said they will strictly implement the deadline for filing, despite requests from several candidates for an extension.--BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Mining engineers support Duterte's call to protect environment

Photo via PSEM
LEGAZPI CITY--The Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) on Wednesday expressed support to incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for mining companies to shape up or face closure once they continue to destroy the environment.

Felizardo Gacad Jr., PSEM president, admitted that there has been only a small number of environmental violations committed by the mining sector members in their operations.

Gacad said the notable mining flaws include small-scale mining operations, low level of compliance in securing mining and environment permits, lack of safety programs and political interventions.

“These glitches, however, are far outweighed by the strict adherence of the mining sector to the principle of responsible mining practices,” Gacad said.

Christian Oropesa, Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) Bicol compliance division officer-in-charge, said that to address the problem on small-scale mining activities, the agency is pushing for the “Minahan ng Bayan” program wherein members of the community will be organized and trained to operate a small-mining project in their area.

Oropesa said there are two organized Minahan ng Bayan in the provinces of Masbate and Camarines Norte where villagers were trained to do the appropriate mining practices under the law.

Roger De Dios, a PSEM officer, told the media that the mining practices in the country are not perfectly implemented as they are influenced by outside forces, notably politicians and other influential people, that would like to meddle in the mining industry.

When asked how the industry would impact on a federal system of government, Gacad said it would give positive and beneficial effects -- especially to the host region, province and town -- in terms of revenue generations, income and employment.

He believes that under the federal system of government, the host local government units would be able to create and enforce laws that will harness and protect their rich mineral resources.

Cited to benefit from the federal system are the provinces of Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines, and Masbate provinces where geothermal, metallic and non-metallic mineral resources are abundant.

Gacad said the mining industry contributes only about two percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product.

MGB reports indicate that the country is the fifth most mineral-rich country in the world for gold, nickel, copper and chromite,.

About 30 million hectares of land area in the Philippines are possible areas for metallic minerals.

The metal deposits in the Philippines are estimated at 21.5 billion metric tons and non-metallic minerals are at 19.3 billion metric tons.

The PSEM is holding a three-day mining engineers convention at the newly built Legazpi City Convention Center here.

Its 800 members are expected to craft a resolution elevating the standard of practices of the mining industry that would make the industry more resilient and strong amid the challenges and adversities. (PNA)

DepEd Bicol readies 3,000 schoolrooms for SHS students

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Education (DepEd) Bicol regional office has assured that it is very much ready for the full implementation of the K-12 program this school year and has enough school rooms and students for the coming class opening.

Assistant Regional Director Tolentino Aquino said there are about 3,127 senior high school classrooms available for incoming students.

Camarines Sur has the biggest number of classrooms for senior high students with 953; Masbate, 584; Albay, 440; Camarines Norte, 329; Sorsogon, 202 and Catanduanes, 168 classrooms.

For the cities of Albay, there are 77 classrooms for Legazpi City, 72 for Ligao City and 58 for Tabaco City.

Aquino said their office is now all set for the school opening although he admitted that based on the latest report of the Department of Public Works and Highways to DepEd last April, it had a completion status of only 60 percent of senior high school buildings targeted for construction while others are nearing completion.

He said the sites of the school buildings had to undergo soil testing and some of these areas did not pass the test.

The DepEd official, however, assured that their office has contingency measures like the temporary expansion of the class size from 40 to 50 so that the incoming senior high school students can be accommodated in the classrooms.

Elementary schools with excess classrooms can also be used, he said.

In terms of the number of teachers, there are about 2,577 items given by the DepEd Central office to Bicol.

A big number of applicants, Aquino said, have their appointment papers in process, while some are still completing the requirements.

Teachers assigned to senior high school are continuously undergoing training seminars.

In case more teachers would be needed, those junior high school teachers who lack teaching hours will be allowed to undergo training to be able to temporarily teach in senior high schools.

In this case also, displaced college professors have priority for employment based on DepEd guidelines. .

Aquino assured parents that no subject in Grade 11 and Grade 12 will be repeated once they enter college owing to the good coordination among the DepEd, Commission on Higher Education and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority for the re-alignment based on the K-12 program, including private schools.

The final clearing and reporting of the schools to the division and regional offices after the Brigada Eskwela was made on Monday.

Meanwhile, the DepEd-Bicol hopes that the students will report 100 percent on June 13. (PNA)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Man arrested while selling blasting caps, detonating cord in Paracale

PARACALE, Camarines Norte–The barangay officials of Gamus, this town, led by Punong Barangay Gil Eran has apprehended Marlor Ambrosio y Servilla, 32, single, jobless and a resident of Purok 5, Brgy. Pambuan, for violation of RA 9516 (Illegal Possession of Explosive or Incendiary Device).

According to the report furnished to BICOL STANDARD, Ambrosio was apprehended while in the act of selling 32 pieces of blasting caps together with at least 30 meters of detonating cord used to explode dynamite.

The investigation also reveals that when the suspect was arrested, he could not show any pertinent document that would prove that he is allowed to possess and sell the said explosive devices.

This incident was recorded last June 7, at about 5 p.m. at the above mentioned barangay.

The suspect, together with the confiscated illegal items, were turned over to the Paracale MPS for proper disposition.--BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Sandiganbayan tries Sorsogon mayor for Php3-M malversation raps

Alejandro Gamos
Photo: PIA
MANILA--Mayor Alejandro Gamos of Sta. Magdalena, Sorsogon, is being tried before the Sandiganbayan for Malversation of Public Funds for his failure to liquidate cash advances drawn from 2004-2007. Also being tried for Malversation are municipal accountant Roselyn Gile and municipal treasurer Virginia Laco.

A special audit done by the Commission on Audit revealed that a total of 52 cash advances with no stated purpose amounting to P8.207M was received by Gamos from 2004 to 2007. As of 2008, P2,770,589.60 remained unaccounted for. In January 2007, Gamos took out another cash advance amounting to P400,000 which remains unliquidated and was found to be unrecorded in the books of accounts.

The COA issued demand letters to Gamos in November 2008 and March 2009 but he failed to heed the order for liquidation and settlement.

“Respondent mayor Gamos had custody of said cash advances by reason of his office for which he is accountable. By failing to liquidate the same despite demand by the COA, a prima facie presumption arises that he misappropriated the said amount,” stated the Order.

Babaeng gurang, nabudol-budol an sinaodan sa Daraga, Albay

DARAGA, Albay–Mayong herak kan biktimahon kan mga miembros kan budol-budol gang digdi an 63 anyos na babae na taga Caracaran, Rapu-rapu, Albay, na nagdayo para magsaod para sa saiyang familia.

Sabi sa sumbong kan victimang si Norma (bakong tunay na pangaran) naghahalat siya nin jeep na lulunadan para mag-oli, kan biglang magsabong sa saiyang isip na magbakal pa nin iba pang gamit sa centro kan banwaan na ini.

Sa puntong ini sarong lalaki an nagrani saiya asin nag presentar na tabangan an si Norma sa pagbitbit kan mga sinaodan.

Mientrastanto, may nagdulok na duwa pang kaiba kan enot na lalaki na nag sagin-sagin na mawalat man kan saindang mga binakalan.

Naghale na ngona si Norma para mag magsaod sa centro kan banwaan na ini ta igwa siyang pwedeng walatan kan mga enot na binakalan.

An problema ta kan magbalik na sa lugar na winalatan kan saiyang mga sinaodan si Norma, dae na niya naabotan an mga lalaki na pigtutubodan na mga miembros kan budol-budol gang na nag ooperar sa banwaan na ini. (With report from MARK KEVIN ARROCO/BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

BREAKING: Cop shoots alleged holdupper in Albay

Photo via Othelo Orpiada Padre
LEGAZPI CITY--An alleged holdupper was shot in the head by a member of the PNP near the Albay Capitol this afternoon.

The suspect, who was armed with a PNP-issued caliber 9 mm pistol, reportedly tried to cart away cash from a branch of courier service LBC.

Initial reports identified the suspect as P02 Ronnie Sandrino, a member of Pilar Municipal Police Station in Sorsogon. Sandrino was in civilian attire during the incident.

Meanwhile, the cop who responded to the incident was identified as PO1 Milgar Nocos, a traffic officer.

According to Nocos, it was the suspect who first fired his gun.

Recovered at the site of the incident were said firearm and cash amounting to more or less P11,000.

The suspect was rushed to the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH), where he was pronounced dead from the fatal gunshot wound at around 4 p.m.

This is not the first time that the courier service branch was held up.--(With report from Mark Kevin Arroco) BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Bigtime drug dealer in Naga City falls

NAGA CITY-–After more than a month of surveillance conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Leandro "Andrew" Antonio Zamudio, a suspected drug dealer here was finally collared in a buy-bust operation.

In an interview with BICOL STANDARD, SPO2 Tobias Bongon, spokesman of the Naga City Police Office, told BICOL STANDARD that the PDEA operation was in coordination with the local police office.

Bongon also confirmed that at least 360 grams of the suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, also called shabu, was confiscated from the suspect.

The buy-bust operation was conducted at Sampaguita Tourist Inn, along Magsaysay Ave, this city.

The police report also stated that the alleged illegal drugs was valued at around P600,000.00. Its street value, meanwhile, is at least P1,000,000.00.
Bongon told the media that the buy-bust operation would serve as a stern warning against those involved in the drug trade in this City.

Meanwhile, the suspect is still in the custody of the PDEA.

A case for violation RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspect. (With Report from PAUL SANTOS, DWNX)--BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Taga-Sipocot nadukotan nin P200,000.00 sa Naga City

NAGA CITY–Nagtuturo an luha mantang nagsusumbong sa mga imbestigador kan pulis si Kimberly Remollena, nasa mayor de edad, taga Tara, Sipocot, Camarines Sur na nabiktima nin mga paradukot digdi.

Nag-estorya si Remollena na naglalakaw siya pasiring sa Tabuco Bridge hale sa PNR station kan narisa niyang may lalaki na nagbunggo sa saiyang likod.

An paghuna kan victima aksidente sana siyang natamaan sa likod kan lalaki na kan saiyang salingoyon marikason na naglalakaw parayo sa saiya.

Mientrastanto, nagkapirang minutos sana, nareparo kan victima na an saiyang darang bag na may laog nin mga importanteng gamit arog kan saiyang pitaka an dae na niya nakukua.

Hinalungkat niya an laog kan bag nin pirang beses, pero mayo si saiyang pitaka.

Base sa declarasyon ni Remollena sa mga imbestigador, may laog na mga importanteng gamit arog kan mga ID an pitaka.

Pero, an pinakaimportante iyo an kantidad P200,000.00 na yaon sa laog kaini, na pwedeng linalay na kan paradukot.

Durante kan ginibo na imbestigasyon dae nakatao nin malinaw na mga tanda na pwedeng maging basehan para mabisto an kag-gibo kan krimen.

An incidenteng ini ipina-record kan victima sa police blotter kasubanggui. (May report hale ki Paul Santos/BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

Salceda questions split of Manila-Legazpi railway project

LEGAZPI CITY--Congressman-elect and outgoing Albay Governor Joey Salceda questioned the splitting into two of the Manila-Legazpi railway project, also known as the North-South Railway Project (NSRP) South Line.

Joey Salceda
The split entails the bidding out to separate private sector proponents the planned commuter railway and the long-haul railway.

The NSRP South Line is estimated to run 653 milometers. It includes a commuter railway between Tutuban in Manila and Calamba in Laguna Province, as well as the long haul operations to Legazpi.

On his Facebook account, he said the "splitting was never, never endorsed by the regions to be affected."

"Procedurally, the ICC is bypassing the RDCs [Regional Development Councils]. Definitely, RDC V as far as I know is against this splitting since it favors the commuter railways by rewarding it with higher returns while the expenditure will essentially be reimbursed," Salceda claimed.

"The idea is for the commuter rail (Tutuban-Calamba) to subsidize the long haul (Calamba-Legazpi). This ICC decisions, prompted by the same DOTC, reflects regulatory capture of PPP via proponent implementing NG agency. In Congress, we will work with the new DOTC to 1. return to the full line (Tutuban-Legazpi) 2. shift from narrow to standard to allow faster trains. What is dismaying is that these changes are being made in the midnight of an outgoing DOTC," he explained.

"We oppose the sudden change in terms of reference, the lack of consultations with affected RDCs and the tasteless timing. Our people have aspired and waited for this for 30 years. Your RDC and the Luzon RDCom have worked on this specific project for the past 5 years. Pero, no matter how frustrated, we will never give up and we have highest hopes in President Rody," Salceda stated.--BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Inspiring students to be lifelong learners

by Elsie O. Ebonite
Teacher I
Santiago Young
Elementary School, Nabua East District

It is one of the responsibilities of the Filipino child to attend school and study hard. The school is a place where pupils can learn new things with the guidance of their teachers. It grants them the gift of knowledge and overall development, which would guarantee their success in their future careers. Because of this gift that education can give, parents work hard to fortify their children’s learning. Even before children reach school-age, parents, who are the first teachers of every child, would help their children learn the basics – language, motor skills, etc.

However, what would happen then after these children graduate? For most people, probably the first quarter of their lives is used for studying. When they have found themselves a respectable position at a company, and they have earned their own air-conditioned offices with matching glass-topped desks, swivel chairs, and plaques displayed on the side, what will become of their learning journey? Will it stop for good?

As a school teacher, my dream and my goal is to grant all of my students a bright future. This is why I never stop studying, because information constantly changes with time. It is my duty to ensure that I educate my students the best way that I can, so I will also give them updated and well-researched information so that what they are being taught is right. Being a teacher, the learning journey never stops for me. How does it apply though to people with other professions?

Teaching is a noble profession, but not all children will want that career. Some of them will become doctors, firefighters, lawyers, entrepreneurs, etc. A lot of them will want to graduate to finally escape having to study so much. However, learning does not stop after education, whether they like it or not. As a professional and an adult, I am a witness of this situation. Learning, however, does not seem as unpleasant as it would initially sound to some schoolchildren. Learning, in fact, is a beautiful thing, and I think that it is something that can be enjoyed by anyone.

It should be pointed out that people not only learn to be able to get jobs and support their families financially in the future. Learning is an essential part of every human’s development, may they be as young as 7 years old or as wise as 70 years old.

This is why all teachers should aim to inspire their students to never stop yearning for knowledge, apart from imparting lessons in their respective subjects. Not all learning comes in the form of reading, researching, and writing reports – whether it may be riding a rollercoaster or trying exotic Japanese cuisine, learning should always be welcome.

The truth is that no one can really learn everything in the world, but what is important is how hard you have strived to learn and everything you have learned with that determination. By embracing the ways of a lifelong learner, you will experience an overwhelming feeling of fulfillment – just like graduation, only a million times better.

SOCE deadline non-extendible—COMELEC

MANILA—COMELEC spokesperson James Jimenez reiterated the call for local and national candidates who have not submitted their Statements of Contributions and Expenses (SOCEs) to file them today, June 8.

Jimenez told the media that without submitting the SOCE, the winning candidates would not be able to assume their posts, according to Republic Act 7166.

Moreover, they would have to pay penalties, which are determined by their position.

Losing candidates, likewise, are still required to file their SOCE.

Jimenez also maintained that the deadline is not extendible, unlike during the 2013 senatorial polls, when COMELEC extended the deadline several times.

“I am not aware of any plan to extend office hours [on June 8] either,” Jimenez tweeted.

Section 14 of Republic Act 7166 reads: “Every candidate and treasurer of the political party shall, within thirty (30) days after the day of the election, file in duplicate with the offices of the Commission the full, true and itemized statement of all contributions and expenditures in connection with the election.

No person elected to any public offices shall enter upon the duties of his office until he has filed the statement of contributions and expenditures herein required.

The same prohibition shall apply if the political party which nominated the winning candidate fails to file the statement required herein within the period prescribed by this Act.

Except candidates for elective barangay office, failure to file the statements or reports in connection with electoral contributions and expenditures are required herein shall constitute an administrative offense for which the offenders shall be liable to pay an administrative fine ranging from One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) to Thirty thousand pesos (P30,000.00), in the discretion of the Commission.

The fine shall be paid within thirty (30) days from receipt of notice of such failure; otherwise, it shall be enforceable by a writ of execution issued by the Commission against the properties of the offender.

It shall be the duty of every city or municipal election registrar to advise in writing, by personal delivery or registered mail, within five (5) days from the date of election all candidates residing in his jurisdiction to comply with their obligation to file their statements of contributions and expenditures.

For the commission of a second or subsequent offense under this section, the administrative fine shall be from Two thousand pesos (P2,000.00) to Sixty thousand pesos (P60,000.00), in the discretion of the Commission. In addition, the offender shall be subject to perpetual disqualification to hold public office.”—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

More people are getting tested for HIV, says DOH

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday that more people are now beginning to have better positive understanding about the importance of voluntary Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing.

"Ikinatutuwa ng DOH na kumpara sa dati ay mas dumarami na ang nagpupunta sa mga centers para magpa-test (sa HIV). May mga lumalantad na rin para magbigay ng awareness sa publiko," DOH spokesperson Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy said.

He noted that at present, a total of 25 HIV cases is recorded every day.

"Lately, in a day, ang nada-diagnose natin ay nasa 25 cases na," Dr. Lee Suy said.

Based on the latest record of the DOH, from January to March 2016 alone, the total number of deaths due to HIV infection was listed at 145.

A total of 736 new cases were recorded last March.

Majority of the cases involved males having sex with males (MSM), totaling 306, while those of male-to-female totaled 75.

The majority of the cases were found at the National Capital Region (NCR), followed by Regions IV-A or Calabarzon, III, VII, and XI.

According to the DOH, the upward trend in the detection of new HIV cases was a result of their intensified campaign to encourage people to take advantage of the free testing so that they will know their status and at the same time reduce the stigma and prevent the spread of the disease.

Through the testing centers and social hygiene clinics, the DOH is making the people aware that there is hope and lives can be saved as the anti-retrovirals drug and awareness on how the persons living with HIV can protect also their loved ones and be not means to transmit them further.

“Libre ang pagpapa-test sa government facility. Importante lang sa kanila is to submit themselves to testing,” the DOH spokesperson said. (PNA)

Daet's No. 10 Most Wanted Person nabbed

DAET, Camarines Norte – The intensified campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs here has led to the arrest of Ronaldo Samante y Agapito, alias Dondon/Tingki, who is said to be the No. 10 Most Wanted Person in this town.

By virtue of the Warrant of Arrest issue by RTC Branch 38 Presiding Judge Roberto Escaro, SPO1 Arnold S. Labarro led a group of police officers in arresting the suspect in his residence at Purok 10, Barangay VIII here.

Samante is facing a criminal charge for Violation of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002) docketed under criminal case number 17452 with P80,000 as the recommended bail for his temporary liberty.

At presstime the suspect is detained at the Daet MPS while waiting for the disposition of his case. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

More LGUs to undergo training on climate change

MANILA -- The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is set to gather this week local government units (LGUs) and stakeholders most vulnerable to disasters caused by extreme weather conditions to train them in handling adaptation, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction and management.

The Communities for Resilience, or CORE Convergence Forum, to be held on June 8 to 9 in Cagayan de Oro City, will bring together LGUs around the Buayan-Malungon, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Tagoloan River Basins, which are part of the 18 major river basins and communities covered by CORE.

The CORE river basins and communities, which are considered high-risk areas, have been identified by experts as pilot areas and models for the convergence of climate change adaptation, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction and management programs of the government.

The forum, the second in the series to be conducted across the country by CCC, aims to increase the competency of LGUs on risk information database, competency development on risk management, mitigation, mainstreaming of climate change and disaster risk reduction in local planning and knowledge management.

The first convergence forum in Davao City last March was attended by 18 LGUs.

“The convergence forum’s main strategy is the development of capacities of key national and local stakeholders, particularly the latter who bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change and are expected to be at the forefront of the response actions,” said CCC vice chair, Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman.

Secretary de Guzman added that capacity gaps need to be immediately addressed if a vulnerable country like the Philippines is to be on track in terms of sustainable development.

“Innovation and generation of local solutions, which are science-based, will be utilized to address awareness and understanding gaps on climate change and disaster risk reduction. This will significantly contribute in reducing the country’s mortalities and economic losses from natural hazards and disaster risks,” he said.

The CORE Convergence Forum will be conducted throughout the year to cover other major river basins across the country, among them the Pasig-Laguna, Pampanga, Agno, Abra, Cagayan, Agusan, Mindanao, Ilog-Hilabangan, Ranao (Agus), Bicol, Panay, Jalaur, and Apayao-Abulug river basins.

The 18 major river basins are identified as key priority areas by the Cabinet Cluster for Adaptation and Mitigation. (PNA)

6 illegal miners arrested in Paracale

PARACALE, Camarines Norte –Six persons allegedly involved in illegal mining were arrested here last June 5, according to the police.

Responsible for their arrest were the joint elements of the Camarines Norte Public Safety Company and the members of the Paracale Municipal Police Station.

The operatives identified the arrested suspects as Zaldy Rile y Clacio alias Sangko/Ka Jay, gold panner, resident of Purok 2, Brgy Tabas, Reynaldo Sotero y Colico alias Nat, of Purok 1, Brgy Capacuan, Raffy Timwat y Basto, of Purok 6, Brgy Tawig, Joel Sta. Rosa y Sanchez, of Purok 6, Brgy. Tawig, Sanchu Sanchez y Sta. Rosa alias Sonny of Purok 2, Brgy Lukban, Jose Panganiban and Jojo Yaneza y Villanueva, of Purok 3, Brgy. Dayhangan, Jose Panganiban.

Said persons are allegedly gold panners involved in illegal mining activities in the area.

Meanwhile, the police operatives also confiscated from the suspects the following items: two pieces of Cap lamps, one ax, one blower, and more or less 30 meters of rope.

In the same police raid, the authorities have also confiscated one Remington Rand Inc calibre .45 pistol with magazine inserted and loaded with six pieces of live ammunition; one empty magazine for the same calibre, holster and a belt bag.

Said items were recovered from Zaldy Rile y Clacio, who was unable to present any permit or other documents regarding the firearm.

At presstime, the suspects are still detained at the Municipal Police Office for further investigation and filing of the necessary complaints against them.

They will be charged with Illegal Mining and Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

3 Bicolano congressmen join PDP Laban

QUEZON CITY –At least three Bicolano congressmen who were members of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) have joined the group of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, a few weeks before the new administration assumes office on June 30.

Insiders from the PDP Laban confirmed that Cesar Sarmiento (Catanduanes) Renato Unico (1stdistrict Camarines Norte, and Deogracias Ramos Jr. (2nd district, Sorsogon) have attended the PDP Laban meeting held last week in Makati City.

While the above mentioned Bicolano politicians have not issued any statements why they abandoned the LP and shifted to the party of President Elect Duterte, it appears that this is part of the exodus of political leaders towards the emerging majority.

During the last few weeks, the Duterte group has been seen to have generated new membership from the ranks of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), Nationalista Party (NP) Liberal Party (LP) and even members of the Partylist groups.

Apart from the new party recruits from the Bicol Region, the PDP Laban has also attracted to their fold Congressmen Reynato Umali (2nd district, Oriental Mindoro), Jerry Trinas (Iloilo City) Zajid Mangudadatu (2nd district, Maguindanao), Jesus Sacdalan (1st district, North Cotabato) Glona Labadlabad (2nd district, Zamboanga del Norte), Lucy Torres Gomez (4th district, Leyte) Lucille Nava (Guimaras) and Queenie Gonzales (Mandaluyong). (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

Incoming admin to closely monitor SHS implementation -- Briones

MANILA -- The incoming administration will be closely monitoring the first few weeks of implementation of the Senior High School (SHS), the next chief of the Department of Education (DepEd) said Monday.

Incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the opening of the school year on June 13 is still under the term of outgoing DepEd chief Armin Luistro.

The Grade 11 component of SHS will already be in place by the time the new administration takes over on July 1.

”What can be done by the incoming administration at this time is to monitor closely the implementation of Grade 11 starting June 13. We have been receiving feedback on K-12 which we will pass on to the present leadership of the Department of Education,” Briones said in a press briefing in Quezon City.

Briones said there will be more problems arising from the suspension of the K-12 program compared to its continuation.

She emphasized that K-12 implementation started four years ago, hence many schools have already been preparing for these challenges.

”We are aware that contingency measures are being adopted by both CHED and DepEd. These have to be closely monitored to ensure that identified challenges are met,” said Briones.

When asked about any specific directives from President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, Briones said more focus must be given to out-of-school children and youth, as well as teachers who might be adversely displaced by the K-12 program.

”In the meantime, a Transition Team is being organized to ensure orderly and seamless transfer of duties. The DepEd, under the leadership of Sec. Armin Luistro is giving full cooperation and support to the incoming team,” said Briones. (PNA)

Babaeng pulis, binanog nin 18 anyos na daraga sa Sta. Elena, CNorte

STA. ELENA, CNorte –Sarong 18 anyos na babae an ipigreklamo nin casong Direct Assault kan kulgan kaini an sarong miembro kan Philippine National Police (PNP) na nabisto sa pangaran na PO2 Susan Peralta Paraiso.

An ipigreklamo iyo si Jesalyn Albay y Tagayan, daraga, asin residente kan Brgy. San Diego, Tagkawayan, Quezon.

Base sa imbestigasyon si PO2 Paraiso na nakadistino sa Women’s Desk kan pulis digdi, pinamuransangan kan suspechado por medio nin gunit, suntok asin sipa sa man iba-ibang parte kan saiyang lawas.

Nagbalinghaw si Albay kan magconducir nin body search sa suspechado, huli ta siya ipig reklamo na pig para angat si Marichu Villacrusis y Elorde na kukulgan.

Naggibo nin imbestigasyon an pulis, asin kan maconfirmar na may base an reclamo, dinumanan an kinakamugtakan kan suspechado.

Inarestar kan mga awtoridad si Albay asin an nagsunod iyo an body search saiya.

Sa puntong ini nangyari an incidente na binanog kan suspechado si PO2 Paraiso.

Mantang ginigibo an imbestigasyon si Albay detinido ngonian sa hepatura kan pulis sa banwaan na ini.

Decidido an victima na kasohan nin Direct Assault an suspechado. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

Monday, June 6, 2016

Albularyo sa Irosin, kinasohan nin Rape kan daragitang nagpabulong

IROSIN, Sorsogon –“Muya ko kuta na ipabulong sa albularyo an helang kan sakong aking daragita. 17 anyos na siya, alagad may problema sa pagregla. Ogaring, kan ipinaheling ko sa albularyo, en vez na siya bulongon, inabuso pa lugod."

Ini an declarasyon kan sarong ina kontra sa parabulong na nabisto sa pangaran na Benjamin Barcenas y Enamo, taga Brgy Bacolod sa banwaan na ini.

Sa estorya digdi, si Rita (bakong tunay na pangaran) iniba kan saiyang magurang sa harong kan parabulong. An tuyo iyo kan mag ina, iyo an maghapot kun kayang etcharan nin herbal na medicina an kamatean kan daragita.

Pag-abot ninda sa harong kan albularyo, tinaraman su magurang na maghalat sana sa luwas kan harong para makabwelo an pag lapat kan bulong na herbal.

Mayo nin pagduda, inagda kan albularyo sa cuarto an daragita. An sabi kan daragita, pinahuba siya kan saiyang kalson asin enerong bado sa lawas. Suboot, para maheling na entero kun ano an helang asinm deferencia.

Mantang nakaturuhok an parabulong sa mayong gubing na lawas kan victima, binugtakan niya nin rinolyong papel an ikinabuhay kan babae.

Dangan, ilinuwas man kan albularyo an saiyang armas pagka lalaki.

An sabi kan victima, naheling niyang nag masturbate an albolaryo sa saiyang atubangan. An patubod kan lalaki, iyo na an maluwas na mapulot na likido sa saiyang hawak , kaibahan an saiyang semilya iyo an gagamiton na panhaplas sa lawas kan daragita sundo sa sayang ikinabuhay.

Nangyari suboot ini. Saka pa sana natapos si halawig na ceremonya sa pagbulong.

Mientrastanto, kan naaraman kan magurang si nangyari, nag-agrabyo ini asin nagreclamo sa hepatura kan pulis digdi.

An mga awtoridad nag recomendar na sangatan si Barcenas nin casong pagbalga kan RA 8353 , na sarong forma nin casong Rape.

An reclamong ini kapot na ngonian kan mga awtoridad digdi. (Hale sa report ni Mark Kevin Arroco/BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

College student, victima nin Robbery Extortion sa Capalonga

CAPALONGA, Camarines Norte-–Casong Robbery Extortion an isinangat contra ki Ed Anthony Salem y Pamaran, 29 anos, na ipigreklamo ni Kate San Pascual y Driz.

Sabi sa imbestigasyon, si San Pascual fuersahan na hinahagadan nin cuarta ni Salem.

Nagluluwas sa sumbong kan victima na siya pinapatakot na kun dae siya magtao kan kantidad na hinahagad kan suspechado, iwawarak suboot an privadong video kan victima.

Huli kaini, nagsumbong na si San Pascual sa mga awtoridad.

Para madakop an suspechado nagbilog nin team an pulis para sa entrapment operation.

Mismong an mga personahes kan Capalonga MPS na pinapamayohan ni PInsp Gaddula Nicolasora, an Deputy Chief of Police an nangenot sa operasyon.

Mientrastanto, pakalihis nin pirang minutos sanang pagmasid, tinuklo kan mga awtoridad si Salem, mantang nagcocobra kan cuarta na hinagad sa victima.

Nadakop an suspechado sa Juego Sari-Sari store sa Lopez Street, Brgy Poblacion, mantang nagkukua kan cuarta hale sa Smart Padala.

An evidencia sa entrapment operation na ini iyo an kantidad P1,150.000.

Idinagdag kan victima na ikaduwang beses ini na pagpadara niya nin cuarta sa suspechado sa paagui kan Smart Padala.

An enot nangyari kan Mayo 3, 2016.

Afuera kan cuarta hale sa Smart Padala, nakua sa suspechado an duwang units nin cellphone, sarong itom na pitaka na may laog nin 11ng mga sim cards, asin sarong pidasong papel na may mga nakasurat na nota.

Igwa man nin gamit an suspechado na sarong Unit na Suzuki Motorcyle na may plate No 4676 na pwedeng ginagamit kan bilang getaway vehicle.

An casong Robbery Extortion ipigplantear na contra ki Salem sa Provincial Prosecutor’s Office sa Daet, Camarines Norte. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

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