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.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Albay to host humanitarian mission

The Southern Luzon Command (SolCom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the provincial government of Albay will host this year’s Pacific Partnership 2016 with a multinational force led by the US Armed Forces and four other countries namely Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand.

Philippines was identified as one of the host countries laterally with Indonesia, Timor Leste, Malaysia and Vietnam to accommodate the participating multinational force.
Albay was chosen for PP16 as the site for various civic-action projects, community health exchanges, medical symposiums, and humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR) drills.

The humanitarian mission will be conducted from June 27 to July 10 this year.

Part of the medical services offered in this year’s engagement, the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) will anchor off the coast of Albay Gulf for medical services, surgeries and ship’s visit/ tour.

Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEE), HADR Trainings and Drills with both military and civilian participants will take place at different venues in Legazpi City.

Engineering Civic-Action Programs (ENCAP) offer the construction and repair of classrooms in three (3) different sites that will promote better learning environment for our students.

Talents among the AFP and US armed forces shall also be showcased through band engagements in specific venues in the province.

The Pacific Partnership came to be in response to one of the world’s most catastrophic natural disasters, the December 2004 tsunami that devastated parts of Southeast Asia.

Over the years, mission has evolved primarily as direct care mission to an operation focused on enhancing partnerships through host nation subject matter expert and civil-military exchanges.

The undertaking will have its formal opening on the 27th of June and will last until the 10th of July 2016. By then, all activities and constructions have been completed and the primary mission of the endeavor accomplished. (MAL/Maj.ANBuan-PAF/JTFPP2016/PIA5)
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20 collared for illegal fishing in Cam Norte

LEGAZPI CITY, June 25 (PNA) -- Joint operatives of the Jose Panganiban Municipal Police Station and Camarines Norte Provincial Anti-Crime Task Force arrested 20 fishermen they caught in the act of fishing using the illegal method called "buli-buli" or using fine mesh net in the waters off the town at 5 a.m. Thursday, a police report said Saturday.

During their routinary seaborne patrol, the police apprehended suspects Rosalito Palacio, Nelson Reota, Garben Arbe, Bernardo Balado, Joel Marbella, Nardo Callion, Sherwin Buino, Alvin Palacion, Jerry Jeres, Olbido Monforte, Salvador Monforte, Arnel Carandang, Ronaldo Banogbanog, Eduardo Ablaneda, Rodney Tarroy, Sonny Portugal, Willy Mena, Benjie Basares, Eduardo Monforte and Jolly Arbie -- all residents of Barangay San Lorenzo and Sta Elena towns in Camarines Norte.

Confiscated from the suspects were a motorized banca, fine mesh net, 25 kilos of various fish species and other fishing paraphernalia.

The Provincial Anti-Crime Task Force immediately filed charges against the suspects for violation of Republic Act 10654.(PNA)
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Bicol-based troops to sustain operations vs. NPA

LEGAZPI CITY, June 25, 2016 - The Philippine Army's 901st Infantry Brigade based at Barangay Villahermosa in Daraga, Albay said it will sustain its combat operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) in its area of responsibility after incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya ordered Bicol-based troops not to relax or lower their guard but to sustain their anti-insurgency activities.

The order came on the heels of NPA ambuscades against the Philippine National Police (PNP) that left one cop killed and two wounded, including a student in Masbate, on June 5 while two cops were killed and another civilian was wounded in an ambush in Bulan, Sorsogon on June 3.

“There are groups in the New People’s Army which do not follow order from their higher-ups despite an agreed ceasefire,” Brig. Gen. Claudio L. Yucot, 901st IB commander, said during a press conference at the Air Force’s Tactical Operations Group 5, Friday morning.

“I came to know this hard lesson for the last 30 years fighting communist rebels,” he said, adding that there are NPA units which are engaged in banditry.

The brigade’s operational control is in Albay, Catanduanes and Camarines Sur’s third, fourth and fifth districts -- including the towns of Castilla, Pilar, Donsol in Sorsogon province.

“Yes we are always ready while the peace talk is being worked out,” Yucot said.

He said it is a welcome development that the government is entering another peace talk with the Communist Party of the Philippines, the National Democratic Front and the New People’s Army in the country.

“But this does not mean that we will put our guards down because there are rogue elements in the NPA who will take advantage of the situation to make a fast run against us,” the Army official said.

Based on military intelligence, Yucot said, there are less than 30 NPA regulars operating in his command's area of operation.

“I want them (the rebels) to avail of the comprehensive local integration program. It’s sad to think Filipinos are fighting and killing each other because a group wants to impose a bankrupt communist ideology,” he said.

Yucot added that this program will give a new chance for their families to live a peaceful and normal life.

Although there is no formal order yet for a ceasefire, they might take advantage to attack far-flung and weak areas, he said.

“Once the order is given to start the peace talks with the accompanying cessation of hostilities, we will follow the order. Whatever order is given to us by our new AFP Chief of Staff we will follow it to the letter,” the Army official said.

Yucot added that there is no problem with the incoming AFP Chief of Staff because he is a very competent commander and a very good leader.

Visaya flew to Camp Elias Angeles, the headquarters of the 9th Infantry Division in Barangay Tinangis, Pili, Camarines Sur on June 20 to bid farewell and personally thank the officers, men and women of the Army’s best infantry division.

He was received by 9th Infantry Division Commander Major Gen. Ferdinand F. Quidilla with the rest of the Team 9ID.

There was a command conference on the current status of division’s internal security operations which was attended by field commanders.

It was followed by a talk from Visaya to impart some guidance of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

He said his job as Southern Luzon commander was made easier because of “your cooperation and support."

Visaya will assume the post as AFP Chief of Staff on July 1.(PNA)
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Friday, June 24, 2016

PHOTOS | Tiriladan sa Ciudad


Sorsogon City Mayor Sally Lee led the Tiriladan sa Ciudad, or the cracking of pili nuts along the Rompeolas. The event is part of the activities for the Pili Festival 2016.



Photos via Sorsogon City News
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Punong Barangay sa Placer, Masbate, binadil, gadan



PLACER, Masbate, Junio 23, 2016 (Bicol Standard) — Mayong patod an nangyayaring garadanan sa islang provincia kan Masbate.

An pinakabagong biktima iyo si Elpidio Dimape, Punong Barangay kan Mahayhay, sa banwaan na ini.

Sabi sa report ngonian na aga, si Dimape binadil nin mga dae nabistong mga lalaki sa saiyang residencia kasubanggui, poco mas o menos alas 7:00.

Nagsapo nin tama nin bala an biktima sa saiyang daghan asin sa abaga.

Ginibo an krimen mantang mayo nin kuryente sa saindang barangay.

Mientrastanto, pig-aragapan pa man kuta tanganing darahon sa hospital si Dimape, alagad ipigdeklarar na mayo na siya nin buhay.

Pakatapos na badilon an biktima, marikas na nagdulag an duwang lalaki na kaggibo kan krimen pasiring sa dae maaraman na direksyon. (Hale sa report ni Jet Ramos – BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

BFAR seizes killer puffer fish in Bicol markets

NAGA CITY, June 23, 2016 (Bicol Standard) - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office here in Bicol burned around 40 kilos of dried puffer fish, locally known as "tikong" or "butete" after a simultaneous operation in markets across Camarines Sur and Albay today.

Dried puffer fish
Photo by Melvin Machado
BFAR Information Officer Nonie Enolva said this is part of their intensified campaign against the selling of potentially poisonous fish varieties, as prohibited by Fisheries Administrative Order 249.

BFAR personnel seized dried puffer fish from vendors in the markets of Pili, Calabanga, and Tinambac in Camarines Sur, and Guinobatan in Albay in its initial operation.

According to the vendors, the towns of Calabanga and Balatan in Camarines Sur and Burias Island in Masbate are among the sources of the puffer fish.

"Burning is one way of disposing of confiscated fisheries products. Another method is burying," Enolva told the Bicol Standard.

The dried fish, which amounted to around P5,000 in market value, were burned in front of the Bureau of Fire Protection Office in Pili, Camarines Sur.

Meanwhile, around 200 kilograms of puffer fish were confiscated in Guinobatan, Albay.

The BFAR has strengthened its information campaign against the selling and eating of puffer fish after several cases of deaths that resulted from the eating of puffer fish were noted in the region recently.

This year, the poisonous fish has claimed three lives in Camarines Sur alone.
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Suspect in Anjo Julia's murder pleads not guilty

NAGA CITY, June 23, 2016 (Bicol Standard)  - The principal suspect in the murder of broadcaster Ronaldo "Anjo" Julia pleaded not guilty to the murder charge during the arraignment this morning.

Anjo Julia
Efren "Pitay" Barrosa y Paz who was escorted by security personnel was presented this morning before Regional Trial Court Judge Rosita L. Lalwani of Branch 28.

The trial for his case is scheduled on September 20, 2016.

Barrosa will be detained at the Provincial Penal Farm in Tinangis, Pili, Camarines Sur.

It would be recalled that Barrosa was arrested earlier this month by a joint team of police operatives from Bicol and Central Luzon. (With report from Oscar Esmenda/BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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DSWD identifies 369,395 poor households in Bicol

The result of the second round of assessment conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Bicol revealed that there are 369, 395 poor households in the Bicol region, as presented yesterday at the Hotel St. Ellis, Legazpi City on its Listahanan launching.


The second assessment covered all rural and urban areas in the 6 provinces, 107 municipalities, 7 cities and 3,471 barangays of the region

According to DSWD Regional Director Arnel Garcia, this year’s assessment result posted 34% of the total assessed of 1, 074,005.

It can be recalled that early last year, the DSWD’s information management system called Listahanan conducted house-to-house interviews to get the socio-economic information of the households. Information gathered is then subjected to the Proxy Means Test (PMT), a statistical tool that approximates household’s income using the proxy variables indicated in the Family Assessment Form used by the Listahanan field staff in conducting interviews.

2015 assessment result

The province of Camarines Sur posted the biggest share with 34% or 126, 476 identified poor households, followed by Masbate with 77,227 or 20 % and Albay with 69, 681 or 18.8 %, Sorsogon with 48,555 or 13%, Camarines Norte with 32,190 or 8.7% and Catanduanes with 15, 266 or 4.1%.

Most of these poor households are found in rural areas with 84.% or 310, 706 share while 16% or 58, 689 are in urban areas.

The total number of poor individuals regionwide is 2,340,468. Of this, 1,122,485 are women while 1,217,982 are men.

It can also be noted that children constitute a large percentage (55%) or 1,294,840 in the population of poor individuals.

There are about 87,928 individual senior citizens poor regionwide while 29,346 poor individuals have disability.

Furthermore 624,221 or 51% poor individuals reported to have no occupation while 215,932 or 17.7% are farmers, fisherfolks and foresters.

“Information available in the Listahanan database includes other information such as access to safe water and electricity, quality of housing materials, tenure status of the family’s house and lot and their specific occupation, etc.”, said Garcia.

Listahanan shares the available database to stakeholders at no cost. Information such as statistics and magnitude can be obtained through data request. However, the list of poor families with names and household members shall be shared only upon execution of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between DSWD and the data user.
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Lucena bridge closed to traffic due to bridge works

MANILA, June 23, 2016 -- Iyam Bridge along Lucena Diversion Road in Barangay Domoit, Lucena City, Quezon Province will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic due to reconstruction and widening activities, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

In an advisory report to Secretary Rogelio L. Singson from the DPWH Regional 4-A Director Samson L. Hebra, Iyam Bridge will be closed to traffic effective 7 p.m. June 22 to give way for the launching works of girder.

The DPWH advises light vehicles and buses from Manila bound for other parts of Quezon Province, Bicol and Visayas Regions and vice versa to utilize the old route of the Manila South Road at the Lucena City proper.

However, trucks and other heavy vehicles will have to wait for the re-opening of bridge to vehicular traffic at 6 a.m. on Sunday (June 26) as they will not be allowed to enter the city proper.

Appropriate directional signs have been installed to inform motorists about the bridge closure.

Aware of the impact on vehicular traffic on the closure of Iyam Bridge along Lucena Diversion Road, the DPWH have also coordinated with the City Government of Lucena and Lucena Police Office to provide assistance in managing rerouted traffic at the Old Route.

Secretary Singson has ordered the DPWH Region 4-A to ensure that the contractor R.V. Laborte has the operational and capable equipment specifically cranes as well as manpower to facilitate ahead completion of the installation works for the fabricated girder so that the affected highway can be open to motorists. (PNA)
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Sorsogon mayor may face raps for violation of RH law — DOH

Sorsogon City Mayor Sally Lee
SORSOGON CITY, June 23, 2016 (Bicol Standard)  Re-elected Mayor Sally Lee may be in hot water after issuing Executive Order No. 3, Series of 2015 declaring the city as "pro-life" last year.

As of the time of this writing, a case is already being prepared against the mayor, said Department of Health Director for Family Health Office Junice Melgar during the launch of the 2nd Popularized Report on the implementation of Republic Act 10354, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012.

Melgar added that as early as February last year, family planning had been banned in Sorsogon because of the said EO.

"Family planning commodities were withdrawn while services were stopped arbitrarily,” Melgar said.

The case will "make the mayor accountable for gross violation of the RH law."

Lee's Order reads: “The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception. The natural and primary right and duty of parents in the rearing of the youth for civic efficiency and the development of moral character shall receive the support of the Government.”

Meanwhile, Mayor Lee could not be contacted for her take on the issue as of press time.
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DOH intensifies drive against smoking in schools

LEGAZPI CITY, June 23 – With the common goal of eliminating tobacco consumption among students and minors, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (DepEd) combine their efforts in reminding the public of the hazards of smoking.



In observance of the celebration of the National No Smoking Month this June, DOH and DepEd issued a joint statement last June 20, strongly reminding all partner agencies, schools, universities, colleges, and parents to religiously enforce a 100% smoke-free rule in all school facilities.

“Studies have shown that most young people who smoke regularly continue to smoke throughout adulthood and fall prey to being ‘replacement smokers’ of the tobacco industry. Hence, we call on students, as well as the rest of our young population, to never start smoking,” said DOH secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin.

According to Garin, though it is important to educate the youth of the ill effects of tobacco, it also of equally important to protect them from secondhand smoke. The health chief added that the exposure or inhaling second-hand smoke is more dangerous than smoking itself, as it increases a non-smoker’s risk of developing heart disease, lung disease, and various forms of cancer.

With the school year having officially started this month, DOH intensifies their ‘smoke-free schools campaign’ by keeping students away from the dangers of firsthand or secondhand smoke.

Their efforts include a call of vigilant implementation of Republic Act 9211, or the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003. RA 9211 strictly prohibits trade of tobacco products within 100 meters from a school perimeter, public playground or any location frequented by minors.

Violation of RA 9211 subjects the offender to a fine from Php 500 to Php 400,000 and imprisonment ranging from 30 days to three years, depending on the seriousness of the offense. Moreover, business and licenses may be revoked or cancelled.

DOH also looks to strengthen the full implementation of the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) by November of this year. The full implementation of the GHW require all tobacco products manufactured or sold in the Philippines to have a picture depicting the damaging effects of smoking, in at least 50% of both sides of the pack.

For those smokers who would want to quit, Secretary Garin also states that professional help is available to those who would want to quit. “Not smoking, or quitting smoking, greatly reduces your risk for disease and early death,” Garin explained. (PIA)
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DFA Bicol to launch online passport application

LEGAZPI CITY, June 20 – The Department of Foreign Affairs –Regional Consular Office Legazpi will start implementing online appointment for passport application on July 1, 2016.



DFA Legazpi officer-in-charge Manuel S. Moran Jr. said launching of the online appointment is set on June 24, 2016 through https//www.passport.gov.ph.

Moreover, applicants may still set appointments personally at DFA Legazpi Office, 3rd Floor of Pacific Mall Legazpi City until July 16, 2016.

On July 18, DFA Legazpi will only accept applicants with on-line appointment, except for senior citizens with valid ID and overseas Filipino workers with valid contract and flight details. A special lane will be set for other applicants who need to set an appointment particularly pregnant women with medical certificate, persons with disability with valid ID and infant one year and below.

Moran reminded applicants not to purchase outbound travel tickets until their passports are in their possession noting that the DFA will not be responsible for any rebooking charges, loss of income and other financial compensation and/or personal losses arising from the applicant’s travel arrangements while the passport has not been released.

“Please also understand that force majeure, transport strikes, and similar unforeseen circumstances beyond our control may cause delays in the normal cycle of delivery and production,” he added.

For further queries, contact DFA Legazpi office at (052) 480-3000 or 820-3396. (PIA)
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Sekyu, inagawan badil sa Naga City

NAGA CITY Junio 23, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – “Tinutukan ako nin badil. Hinapot kun ano an agency ko, dangan pirit na binukasan si sakuyang bag asin kinua si calibre .38 na revolver na service sako kan agency na pig tatrabahohan ko.”

Ini an declarasyon ni Rey Torazao y de los Santos, 19 anyos, security guard asin empleado kan Jar Security Agency, na may oficina sa Brgy. Triangulo digdi.

Base sa pahayag kan victima sa mga imbestigador, nakadestino siya bilang guardya sa Tableu Resto Bar sa Fordham St. Brgy. Concepcion Pequena.

Kan oras na mangyari an incidente, biglang may nagpondo sa saiyang atubangan na sarong lalaki na nakalunad sa scooter na an color pula asin itom.

Tinutukan siya nin badil, dangan inagaw si saiyang service firearm.

Marikas na nagdulag si lalaki pasiring sa dae na maaraman na direksyon.

Kan ipaabot an pangyayari sa pulis, ipinaheling sa victima an mga retrato kan mga tawo na dati naimbuelto na sa siring na mga krimen.

Nabisto tulos ni Torazo an retrato kan nag-agaw saiya kan badil na iyo si Daniel Estrada y Poot.

Sa record kan pulis, si Estrada taga Zone 5, sa barangay Pamukid, San Fernando, Camarines Sur.

Mientrastanto, an calibre .38ng pistola na inagaw sa victima may serial no. 1232147 asin may valor na P18,000.00.

Padagos pa an imbestigasyon sa casong ini. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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Tinaga sa Ligao City, 1 gadan, 1 irido

LIGAO CITY, Junio 23, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Mortal an tama sa lawas ni Nelson Bansale y Palma, 45 anyos, mantang maswerteng nakadulag si Maria Bansale y Penano, pareyong taga Brgy. Tula-tula, digdi kan sinda surungan kan mga suspechado sa saindang residencia.

Sabi sa report kan pulis, si Nelson Bansale asin si Maria nagtuturog na sa saindang harong, kan mag abot an sarong grupo nin mga tawo na nagsakyada.

Nabisto an mga pigsasahotan sa krimen na iyo sinda Dan Cantal; Terry Cantal; Junuel Topasi Cantal; Jid Topasi Cantal; Domingo Topasi Cantal; Ruel Realubit; Ephraim Montales asin Henry Pergil.

An incidente nangyari poco mas o menos alas 9:00 nin banggui kan Viernes (Junio 17).

An saro sa mga suspechado na si Jid Cantal tinigbas tulos si Nelson Bansale na binawian nin buhay sa lugar mismo kan krimen.

Si Maria Bansale, na kaibahan ni Nelson kan panahon na ito, nakadulag asin nakahagad nin tabang sa pulis.

Mientrastanto, huli man sa lugad sa lawas ni Maria, idinalagan man tulos siya sa hospital digdi.

Alagad, ibinalyo sa BRTTH sa Legazpi City para ipabulong.

Dae na inabot kan mga nagrespondeng pulis si mga suspechado sa lugar kan krimen.

Susug sa pinakabagong informasyon, sinangatan na nin reclamong Murder asin Frustrated Murder si Jid Cantal sa oficina kan fiscal digdi. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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Tanod, sinaksak, binadil, gadan sa Bula, CSur


BULA, Camarines Sur, Junio 23, 2016 (Bicol Standard) — Mayo pa nin malinaw na resulta an imbestigasyon kan mga awtoridad dapit sa nakuang bangkay sa Brgy. Pawili sa banwaan na ini.

An malipot nang hawak kan lalaki na nabistong si Jay Tortoles y Doroin, ipigreport sa pulis ni Brgy. Kgd Ederliza Molina kan Martes (Junio 21).

An gadan, naaraman na tanod sa barangay na ini.

Nagluluwas sa imbestigasyon na si Tortoles may tama nin bala sa saiyang lawas, laslas an liog, asin igwang mga lugad na pwedeng hale sa saksak nin matarom na kutsilyo, na iyong causa kan saiyang kagadanan.

Hastang sinusurat an baretang ini mayo pang nagugunong malinaw na informasyon asin evidencia na pwedeng maging giya para mabisto an responsable sa krimen.

Sabi kan informante, nagpapadagos pa an imbestigasyon hasta ngonian. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Army, Reds clash in Aroroy, Masbate

MASBATE CITY, June 22, 2016 (Bicol Standard) - Around 30 suspected members of the New People's Army engaged in a firefight against members of Alpha Coy 9th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army at boundary of Brgy. Managanaga, Aroroy, Masbate, and Brgy. Mabato-Bato, Mandaon, Masbate.

This was relayed to the Aroroy Municipal Police Station by Punong Barangay Cristian Ramilo of Brgy. Managanaga, Aroroy, Masbate.

The members of the Army were led by 1LT Julie Testa whereas the suspected rebels were by a certain Ka Mario, the same report indicated.

As of the time of this writing, the Aroroy Municipal Police Station is still conducting checkpoint at Barangay Talabaan, Aroroy, Masbate.
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No. 1 drug personality sa San Jose, Cam Sur, nabadil kan pulis

SAN JOSE, Camarines Sur, Junio 22 (Bicol Standard) –Inako ni PO1 Rustom Dellova na binadil niya asin nagadan si Roy Abragan y Sarcilla, an sinasabing No. 1 na drug personality sa banwaan na ini, kan sarong aldaw (Junio 20), poco mas o menos alas 4:00 nin hapon.

Base sa record, si Police Senior Inspector Bernardo Salar Penero, an acting na hefe pulis digdi, asin si Police Inspector Andrew Jacob Alcomendas, hefe kan Lagonoy MPS tarabang sa pagserve kan search warrant contra ki Jaymark Hara y Bares, 20 anyos, soltero, na nag-eerok sa Gawad Kalinga Site, Brgy. Telegrapho, asin ki Roy Abreagan y Sarcilla, 38 anyos, soltero, taga Zone 7 kan kaparehong barangay.

Enot na nadakop si Jaymark Hara y Bares, sa saiyang residencia.

Alagad, mantang nagpapadagos an implementasyon kan search warrant, biglang nagbutwa si Roy Abragan na may dara nin badil asin duwang beses na kiniblit an gatilyo.

Maswerte na nadae nagputok an badil.

Huli kan siring na pangyayari nagpulos-pugos padulag si Abragan.

Nagkaigwa nin ralamagan, na kun saen nagibo pa ni Abragan himuntahon asin putokan kan saiyang armas an pulis, alagad, maswerteng dae tinamaan.

Sa puntong ini binadil na ni PO1 Dellova an suspechado na tinamaan nin bala sa saiyang lawas.

Maski may tama na nin bala, nagibo pa ni Abragan na mag-abante nin nagkapirang metros pa, antes siyang magsungkab asin natumba.

Tinabangan kan mga awtoridad na darahon sa Partido District Hospital an suspechado.

Pero, kan darahon sa hospital, ipigdeclarar siyang mayo nang buhay.

An mga imbestigador may nakuang sarong calibre .22 na revolver na may bala sa pinangyarihan kan krimen.

Afuera kaini, dakul pang mga drug paraphernalia asin pigtutubodan na pulbos nin shabu an nakua sa poder kan suspechado.

An search warrant contra sa mga suspechado firmado ni Judge Ma. Angela Acompanado-Arroyo, Executive Judge, Branch 58, RTC San Jose, Camarines Sur.(BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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BFAR warns against eating puffer fish

Photo by Oscar Esmenda/BICOLSTANDARD.COM
NAGA CITY, June 22, 2016 (Bicol Standard) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Office in Bicol has reiterated its warning against the catching and eating of puffer fish locally known as biya, butete, and tikong.

This warning was issued after two children died and seven fell ill in the towns of Siruma and Calabanga on June 8 and 20.

"Sabot mi po an pagtios pero sana po dae ta isaalang-alang an satong buhay sa pagsira kaini nin 1 sanang beses," Nonie P. Enolva, BFAR-Bicol Marine Fisheries Resources Management Section chief said.


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DENR puts 39 more caves under protection

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) -- Thirty nine natural caves across the country have been placed under the protection and management of the government, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said.

The DENR recently classified an additional 39 caves, bringing to 454 the total number of caverns that are now part of the country’s natural wealth and therefore require sustainable management and protection.

DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje said the classification, as embodied in Memorandum Circular 2016-05 that he signed, was necessary to ensure that the caves would be “preserved and properly enjoyed by the public.”

“The directive will help enhance public awareness and appreciation that caves are part of our natural resources because of their significance as ecosystems which host various forms of wildlife,” Paje said.

“It also helps protect the geological, archaeological, historical and cultural values these caves carry, and helps sustain them for the enjoyment of future generations,” he added.

The 39 caves are distributed as follows: 6 in the Cordillera Administrative Region; 7 in Ilocos Region; 2 in Cagayan Region; 15 in Bicol; 3 in Davao del Norte province; and 6 in Region 12 or SOCCKSKARGEN.

Nine caves were categorized as Class I for their delicate and fragile formations, threatened species and extremely hazardous conditions being closed to ecotourism. Activities allowed within these caves are limited to mapping, photography, and educational and scientific purposes.

Categorized as Class I caves are the Karilagan and Aswang caves in Catanduanes, and the Kasilac Bat Cave in San Isidro, Davao del Norte.

A total of 23 caves were classified as Class II, including the Sorolla Cave in Koronadal City. Class II caves have portions with hazardous conditions, as well as sensitive geological, cultural and historical values or ecosystems. These sections may be declared closed, while the other portions may be open to experienced spelunkers or guided visits.

Seven caves, including the Dalangin Cave in Camarines Sur and the Sibud-Sibud Cave in Abra, were identified as Class III or those safe for inexperienced, yet expert-accompanied visits. These caves may also be utilized for economic activities like extraction or collection of guano or bird’s nest.

The DENR’s Biodiversity Management Bureau has been studying the caves prior to their classification, pursuant to Republic Act No. 9072 or the National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act.

The law mandates the DENR to formulate, develop and implement a cave management program to conserve and protect caves and cave resources. (PNA)
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High-stakes gambling ring busted; 2 village chiefs nabbed


DARAGA, Albay, June 22, 2016 (Bicol Standard) — A well-known restaurant here has allegedly been a longtime meeting place of high stakes players of the card game poker.

On Tuesday night, eight persons were apprehended in an anti-illegal gambling operation at Maranaw Restobar/Josephine ihaw-ihaw and Food Service, at P-3, Barangay Sipi, this town.

Among those who were collared in the raid were two Punong Barangays, identified as Wilfredo Nayve y Nacion, 47 years old, of Brgy. Market Site, this town; and Nap Cardel y Abion, 53, of Binanuahan, Legazpi City.

Also arrested were Margie Barcelon y Guades, 51 years old, married, of Brgy. Sagpon; Elvie Mapagdalita y Manzano, 44 years old, of Brgy. Bagumbayan; Michael Millena y Aguilar, 39, married, of Brgy. Tagas, all from this town; Edgar Manzano, 18 years old, single, of Brgy. 16, Legazpi City; Vicky Galicia y Alejandro, 50 years old, married, of Brgy. 4, Sagpon, Legazpi City; and Noel Repolles y Soria, 39 years old, married, also of Brgy. Sagpon, Legazpi City.

The police confiscated from the aforementioned suspects a total of P271,942.75 in various denominations as well as other pieces of evidence.

As of the time of this posting, charges for the violation of Presidential Decree No. 1602, or the law against illegal gambling, are still being prepared against the suspects.
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Sugalan sa Daraga dakop; 2ng Punong barangay, 6 pa, arestado

DARAGA, Albay, Junio 22, 2016 (Bicol Standard)—Nag-aabot sa total na kantidad na P271,942.75 an naponpon kan mga awtoridad sa ginibong anti-illegal gambling operation kasubanggui, poco mas o menos alas 10:45, sa P-3, Brgy. Sipi, sa banwaan na ini.

Sinakyada kan mga pulis an piggigibohan kan ilegal na aktibidad sa Maranaw Restobar/Josephine ihaw-ihaw and Food Service na haloy nang pig titiriponan kan mga agit-agitan na para kawat nin baraha na inaapod na poker.

Kabale sa mga nataraka sa sugalan iyo an duwang Punong Barangay, na pigmidbid na iyo sinda Wilfredo Nayve y Nacion, 47 anyos, kan Brgy. Market Site sa banwaan na ini; asin Nap Cardel y Abion, 53 anyos, kan Binanuahan, Legazapi City.

Sasangatan sinda nin kaso huli sa pagbalga sa Presidential Decree No. 1602, o an ley dapit sa illegal gambling.

Mientrastanto, kabale pa sa mga dinarakop sa sugalan iyo an minasunod: Margie Barcelon y Guades, 51 anyos, may agom, taga Brgy. Sagpon; Elvie Mapagdalita y Manzano, 44 anyos kan Brgy. Bagumbayan; Michael Millena y Aguilar, 39, may agom, kan Brgy. Tagas, gabos sa banwaan na ini; si Edgar Manzano, 18 anyos, soltero, taga Brgy. 16, kan Legazpi City; Vicky Galicia y Alejandro, 50 anyos, may agom, taga Brgy. 4, Sagpon, Legazpi City; asin si Noel Repolles y Soria, 39 anyos, may agom, taga Brgy. Sagpon, digdi.

An naconfiscar na cuarta na sari-sari an kantidad asin iba pang mga evidencia kan sugalan an dinara kan mga pulis tanganing gamiton na evidencia contra sa mga suspechado.

Mantang pig susurat an baretang ini pighahanda na an pagsangat kan asunto jusgado.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cam Norte ex-mayor charged by Ombudsman for fertilizer fund scam

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed Informations with the Sandiganbayan against local executives of Talisay, Camarines Norte, namely: former mayor Rodolfo Gache, Cecilio Noora, Jr., Mirian Hernandez, Ireneo Zabala, Romeo Maranan, Felicisima Velasco, Raul Rayos and Adela Adlawan, for two counts of violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019) and Malversation of Public Funds for their involvement in the fertilizer fund scam. Impleaded are Hexaphil Agriventures President Alex Rivera and Victoria Ajero.


Records show that in 2004, the municipality of Talisay received close to three million pesos as beneficiary of the Farm Inputs and Farm Implements Program (FIFIP) of the Department of Agriculture.  In implementing the project, Gache, et.al. procured 4,285 bottles of Hexaplus liquid fertilizer at P700/bottle from Hexaphil.

Investigation, however, discovered that no public bidding was conducted by local officials; documents for the release of funds were prepared in just one day; reference was made to specific brand names; fertilizers were overpriced as a market probe for the same brand shows the cost at only P130 to P420 per bottle; and supplier was ineligible to participate in the procurement.

In a 12-page Order, the Ombudsman affirmed the findings that the respondents manipulated the procurement process and that through abandonment or negligence, they permitted Hexaphil to take the amounts of the P1,914,545.46 and P1,039,959.10 in the guise of lawful disbursements.

“Respondent public officers committed the prohibited acts while in the performance of their duties, and with manifest partiality, and gross inexcusable negligence gave Hexaphil unwarranted benefit advantage or preference when they dispensed with public bidding,” she stated.
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Suspected robbers strike again in Calabanga

CALABANGA, Camarines Sur, June 21, 2016 (Bicol Standard)—Police investigators here are still conducting their probe on the alleged robbery incident yesterday at Zone 2, Brgy. Binanuaanan Grande, this town.

The investigators revealed that the victims of the robbery incident were identified as Dennis Bronzal y Danabar, 21 years old, and Marilyn Perez y Bronzal, both residents of Zone 2, Bry. Binanuaanan Grande.

While Dennis Bronzal was driving his motorcycle toward their residence, three (3) unidentified suspects blocked their way, the victims alleged.

Of the three suspects, two had their faces covered and one did not. All were wearing hats.

At gunpoint, the suspects allegedly took the backpack containing two cellular phones, which had an estimated value of P5,000, and cash amounting to P500.

The suspects then tied their hands, the victims said.

At gun point, the suspects forced the victims to taken them to their residence.

Marilyn Bronzal tried to negotiate with the robbers for time, hoping that this incident would be brought to the attention of the police.

Angered by the actuations of both victims, one of the suspects uttered the following words, “Sabi ni Gatol may kaya kamo, makwarta daa si papa mo kaya iluwas nindo an kwarta nindo. Dawa yaon kami sa Comaguingquing aram mi an nangyayari sa baba,” the police report indicated.

After which, Marilyn was hit with the long firearm by one of the suspects, which promted her to give the P450 that she had at the time.

Not contented with what they got, the suspects burned the victims' two motorcycles.

The three suspects then boarded their motorcycles and headed towards an unknown direction.

At the site of the incident, Dennis Bronzal was able to recover one live ammunition for a caliber 45 pistol which was used by the suspect.

The police is still conducting a follow-up investigation as of the time of this posting.
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Lalaki binadil mantang nagtuturog sa Aroroy, Masbate

AROROY, Masbate, 21 June, 2016 (Bicol Standard) –Binadil mantang nakahigda kataid an saiyang duwang aki si Levi Boston Jr y Laurio, taga Brgy Balete, sa banwaan kan Lunes poco mas o menos alas 4:45 nin hapon, segun sa mga imbestigador kan krimen.



Sa pagsiyasat kan mga awtoridad, nagluwas na si Boston nakipag-inoman kasuodmang odto sa saiyang mga tugang sa atubangan kan saindang residencia.

Kan nakamate na kan binino kan alak, nagpaisi na siyang magdiskanso asin naghigda para magturog.

Nabigla na sana an saiyang mga kairiba sa harong kan makadangog nin putok nin badil, asin tinamaan nin bala an estomago kan victima.

May mga dae bistadong tawo an nagtuyo sa harong ni Boston na iyo suboot an responsible sa krimen.

Huli kan pangyayari, dinara tulos an victima kan saiyang mga paryente sa Aroroy Municipal Hospital tanganing ipabulong.

Alagad, sinabi kan doctor mayo na siya nin buhay.

Nagpapadagos pa an pagconducir kan imbestigasyon kan insidenteng ini. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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2 kids dead, 1 ill after eating puffer fish in Camarines Sur

CALABANGA, Camarines Sur, June 21, 2016 (Bicol Standard) -- Two siblings were declared dead at around 8 p.m. Monday after being rushed to the hospital after eating puffer fish, known locally as "butete" or "tikong."

John Edsel Bristol, 7 years old, and Anton Rey Bristol, 6, both of Barangay Sabang, this town, were said to have vomited and suffered from stomach ache after eating the fish served during their dinner, according to the local police.

Meanwhile, another child identified as Arnold Reforsado, 6 years old, an orphan who also ate part of the viand, was also rushed this morning to the Bicol Medical Center in Naga City after complaining of the same symptoms.

Personnel of the Municipal Health Office of Calabanga were informed of the incident and proceeded to the Bristol residence to obtain a sample of the leftover puffer fish for analysis and examination.

The Calabanga Municipal Police Station and Local Government Unit are currently conducting a parallel investigation on the incident. 
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Monday, June 20, 2016

All-out war contra sa droga, ikakasa sa Masbate

MASBATE CITY, Junio 20, 2016 (Bicol Standard)—“All-out war against drugs.”

Ini an sinabi ni Police Senior Supt. Benett Nabunat, na iyong nagrepresentar ki Masbate PNP Provincial Director Senior Supt. Alexander Jadoc Sampaga, sa meeting kasubago na inatendiran kan mga miembros kan media.

Segun sa pahayag kan pulis, tatawan ninda nin dakulang atensyon an nagdadanay na garadanan sa banwaan kan Balud asin iba pang mga lugar sa islang provincia kan Bicol.

An press conference ginibo sa Sinagtala Hall, sa Camp Bonny Serrano, alas 8:00 nin aga, kasubago.

Mientrastanto, pirang beses na tinawan nin doon kan mga oficial kan pulis an patanid na mayo sindang sasantohon maski sisay pa man, bastang maglapas sa ipigboboot kan ley, mapadapit sa sa ilegal na droga.

Maroromduman na haros pirang bulan o taon na ngani an naglipas, nagkuriyat talagang entero an pigbabawal na droga digdi.

Hahagadon kan mga awtoridad an cooperasyon kan gabos, kabale na an mga oficial kan mga barangay na magtarabang para linigon an saindang lugar sa nagdadanay na sari-saring forma nin krimen.

Huli kaini, an pinaisog na kampanya sarabat na ilalansar sa pagpoon na gayo kan administrasyon kan matukaw na administrasyon ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte.

An bagong hefe ejecutibo enot nang nagpatanid sa gabos na magiging prioridad niya an paglaban sa droga asin korapsyon sa gobierno. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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DSWD to release updated database of poor in Bicol

The Department of Social Welfare and Development will release the updated database of poor households on June 22 at the Hotel St. Ellis, Legazpi City.


The new database was the result of the household assessment conducted by the Listahanan in 2015.

This covered all rural and urban areas in the 6 provinces, 107 municipalities, 7 cities and 3,471 barangays of the region.

Listahanan formerly known as the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are.

It makes available to various social protection stakeholders to have relevant basis for identifying the right beneficiaries.

According to Director Arnel Garcia, the highlight of the event is the presentation of the current profile of poor households in the Bicol Region.

A presentation on the innovations applied in the 2015 Listahanan assessment will also be presented as well as the methodology and models used in identifying the poor.

Meanwhile Assistant Secretary and Director of Information Management Bureau of the Central Office Noel M. Macalalad will grace the event.

Participants for the said launching will be the local government units, government agencies, non-government organizations, academe and the media. (CR Barrameda)
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CSur PNP Press Corps launches feeding program in Pili



PILI, Camarines Sur, June 20, 2016 (Bicol Standard) - At least 200 children have benefited from the outreach feeding program project launched by the Camarines Sur PNP Press Corps headed by Teresa Iraola yesterday (June 19) at Brgy. San Juan, this town.

The said project was launched with the support of Sr. Supt. Walfredo Pornillos, Police Provincial director of Camarines Sur and PNP Pili Chief of Police (COP) Chief Inspector Chito Oyardo.

The children benefeciaries of the said feeding activity were selected from the poor families, according to Punong Barangay Nerio Razal of Brgy. San Juan.

Apart from the goto with chicken and pandesal that was served to the children, the members of the Press Corps had also

introduced parlor games that made the occasion more enjoyable.

Every participant was given toys that they could bring home, the report said.

COP Oyardo who was present during the entire duration of the activity said this program is one way of bringing the police closer to the constituents.

He added that he intends to organize more activities similar to the feeding program in the months ahead.




Meanwhile, Oca Esmenda of BBS-DWLV and Vice president of the Camarines Sur Press Corps told the BICOL STANDARD that their organization is scheduled to have more feeding programs in the different towns of Camarines Sur.

Esmenda said their group is considering the towns of Sipocot, Ragay to be the next project site for the feeding program activity.

Also present in the activity were the other officers of the press corps including Manny Basa Jr., Jun Joson, and Lee Duliesco. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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Albay police officer gets medal for neutralizing holdupper cop

LEGAZPI CITY, June 20, 2016 (Bicol Standard) - The cop who was involved in a firefight with an armed robber on June 8 was cited for his heroic act during the flag raising ceremony at Camp Simeon Ola Monday morning.

PO1 Milgar Nocos receives the Medalya ng Kagalingat at Camp Simeon Ola, Legazpi City, Albay
Photo: PRO5
Police Chief Supt. Augusto M. Marquez, Jr., Regional Director of the Police Regional Office Bicol personally awarded the Medalya ng Kagalingan (Merit Medal) to P01 Milgar Nocos.

It would be recalled that Nocos neutralized the robber identified as PO2 Ronnie Sandrino. He recovered the latter's weapon and money amounting to P11,061.00 stolen from a branch of a courier service.

Marquez congratulated Nocos for his "courageous and fearless act of enforcing the law thus earning credit and honor for himself and his unit worthy of emulation by his peers in the Philippine National Police organization."

In a separate report, Zagitzit News FM noted that financial problems possibly pushed PO2 Sandrino to commit the crime.

Sandrino, a member of the Pilar Municipal Police Station in Sorsogon, was found to have been buried in debt because of his alleged keen interest in cockfighting, the same report indicated.

Prior to the hold-up incident, he even dropped by Camp Simeon Ola to follow-up on an application for a loan, which was disapproved. (With report from Zagitzit News FM)
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NBI Modernization Act awaits Aquino's OK

The proposed National Bureau of Investigation Modernization Act has finally reached the Office of the President last Thursday and is already waiting for approval into law before President Aquino’s term ends on June 30, 2016.

NBI
House Bill 5855, authored by re-elected Rep. Evelina Escudero (1st District, Sorsogon) and outgoing Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City), seeks to expand the structure, capability and manpower of the NBI to meet the increasing demands of investigative and detective work.

The bill also intends to modernize the facilities and intelligence devices, establishment of forensic and scientific laboratories and training of NBI personnel.

The NBI shall prioritize cases like human trafficking, extrajudicial killings, Cybercrime Prevention Act violations, Anti-dummy Law violations, threats to security or assaults against the persons of the President, Vice President, Senate President, House Speaker and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

It shall also tackle syndicate related cases, mass fatality caused by natural disasters and commercial, economic and financial crimes.

The organizational structure of the NBI office shall also be reorganized as part of the enhancement program within the Bureau.

Thirty percent of the funds coming from the collections of NBI clearance fees will be used for the Bureau’s modernization for three years but shall not exceed annual appropriation of PHP150,000,000.

Moreover, NBI employees who are exposed to danger while on duty may also get hazard pay amounting to P4,000 per month.

HB 5855 repeals 1947’s Republic Act 157, amends 1960’s Republic Act 2678 and Executive Order 292 or the Administrative Code of 1987.

Other authors of the bill include re-elected Reps. Karlo Alexei Nograles (1st District, Davao del Sur), Ann Hofer (2nd District, Zamboanga Sibugay), Alfred Vargas (5th District, Quezon City), Rene Relampagos (1st District, Bohol), Rodel Batocabe (Partylist, AKO BICOL) and Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque). (PNA)
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

2 gadan, 4 irido sa baradilan nin 2ng armadong grupo sa Balud, Masbate

BALUD, Masbate, Junio 19, 2016 (Bicol Standard)—Duwang suspechadong parasalakat an nagadan, mantang an apat na iba pa an nagkarulugadan sa pakibadilan sa saro pang armadong grupo sa bilar nin sarong gadan sa Sitio Tambobo, Brgy. San Andres, sa banwaan na ini.

An incidente nangyari kan Sabado (Junio 18), alas nueve nin banggui.

Segun sa imbestigasyon, an nagadan sa lugar na pinangyarihan kan baradilan iyo si Joel A. Catalan, 27 anyos, taga Sitio Tambobo, Brgy. San Andres, asin si Darie B. Dalinog, 28, na taga Brgy. Ilaya digdi.

Si Catalan asin Dalinog pareyo nag-aatubang nin mandamiento de arresto sa mga caso nin pananalakat asin pag-ikit, sa banwaan na ini.

Mientrastanto, an mga idinalagan sa Balud Municipal Hospital asin Masbate Provincial Hospital iyo sinda Jesus A. Catalan, 24, ngohod na tugang ni Joel; Jessie B. Astorias asin Aser Villalobos, pareyong mga taga Brgy. San Andres; asin si Nilo A. Delfin, 27 anyos asin residente kan Brgy. Mabuhay, sa banwaan na ini.

Base sa imbestigasyon, an grupo ni Catalan nagbibilar sa sarong gadan kan an gang ni Dalinog, Delfin asin 3ng dae bistgong mga lalake an mag-abot sa lugar, dangan pinaarakasakan nin badil an grupo ni Catalan asin saiyang mga pag-iriba.

Nakiribayan nin putok an grupo ni Catalan, kaya tinamaan nin bala sinda Dalinog asin Delfin.

An tulong mga pag-iriba ni Dalinog an nagdurulag pakatapos kan baradilan.

Mantang sinusurat an baretang ini an mga awtoridad nagsisiyasat pa kan motibo kan krimen. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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Nurse arrested for extorting P10-M from Sorsogon bishop

SORSOGON CITY, June 19, 2016 (Bicol Standard) - A 26-year-old nurse identified as Leo Fajardo Funtanares from Sitio Arasyang, Brgy. Union, Gubat, Sorsogon was arrested in an entrapment operation for extorting money from Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.

Bishop Arturo Bastes
Photo: CBCP
The arrest happened Friday morning (June 17) at the Home for the Clergy, Brgy. Bibincahan, this city, the Sorsogon Provincial Police Office told the Bicol Standard.

The police conducted an initial investigation on May 3, 2016 when Funtanares allegedly appeared at the bishop's office to confess that he and a priest identified as Fr. Antonio Sardo were in a relationship.

The suspect sought the help of Bastes to put an end to said relationship.

Bastes immediately acted upon the information, the police added.

However, on May 13, 2016, the suspect returned and demanded from the bishop the amount of 10 million pesos, otherwise he will divulge to the public his relationship with Fr. Sardo.

On May 25, the suspect lowered his demand to 5 million pesos.

Due to the persistent threat, Bastes on June 1 decided to give the suspect P25,000 in cash. He told the suspect to come back in two weeks for the second installment.

On June 15, the bishop sought the assistance of the Sorsogon police. The cops conducted an entrapment operation that resulted to the arrest of the suspect.

Recovered from Funtanares were a mailing envelope containing P25,000; two short brown envelopes containing acknowledgement receipts signed by Funtanares dated June 1, 2016 and June 17, 2016; two mobile phones; and a driver's license.

He was brought to the Sorsogon City Police Station for proper disposition.

Yesterday (June 18), a case for Robbery Extortion was filed against the suspect.
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Bulusan Volcano explodes anew

Mount Bulusan
Phivolcs file photo
SORSOGON CITY, June 19, 2016 (Bicol Standard) - Bulusan Volcano generated a steam-driven explosion at 1:03 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology announced in its bulletin.

The event lasted for approximately 7 minutes based on the seismic record and produced approximately 300 meter-high dirty white ash plume that drifted towards the northwest, Phivolcs stated.

Alert Level 1 (abnormal) remains in effect over Bulusan Volcano. This indicates that hydrothermal processes are underway beneath the volcano that may lead to more steam-driven eruptions. The local government units and the public are reminded that entry to the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited due to the possibility of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions.

Civil aviation authorities must also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ash from any sudden phreatic eruption can be hazardous to aircraft.

Furthermore, people living within valleys and along river/stream channels especially on the southwest and northwest sector of the edifice should be vigilant against sediment-laden stream flows and lahars in the event of heavy and prolonged rainfall.

DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Bulusan Volcano’s condition and any new development will be relayed to all concerned.
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Lalaki, 4 na beses binadil sa funeraria, buhay

DAET, Camarines Norte, Junio 19, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Apat na beses na binadil si Marlon Mahino, 18 anyos kan suspechadong si Ace Bryan Villania, 24 anyos sa laog kan Funeraria Adea, alagad maswerteng nakalibre sa kagadanan.


Segun sa report kan pulis, an victima asin an suspechado nagkaigwa nin mainit na diskusyon kasoodma, Sabado, na iyong pigponan kan krimen.

Ginamit kan suspechadong si Villania an calibre .32 na revolver sa pagbadil sa victima na tinamaan sa itaas na parte kan saiyang likod.

Tulos dinara si Mahino sa Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital (CNPH) para ipabulong.

Si Mahino taga P-1, sa Brgy. Magang digdi, mantang si Villania, taga Brgy. Plaridel, Jose Panganiban.

An mga evidencia, siring kan badil na ginamit sa krimen an dinara sa Crime Laboratory para sa pagsangat kan magkakanigong asunto.
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Suspect in murder of Naga City broadcaster nabbed

NAGA CITY, June 19, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – After eight years of hiding, the principal suspect in the murder of broadcaster Ronaldo "Anjo" Julia was finally arrested, the police said.

Anjo Julia
BICOLSTANDARD.COM photo
Julia was killed on August 15, 2008, while he was on his way home to Brgy. San Isidro, Magarao, Camarines Sur.

Reports reaching the BICOL STANDARD say that principal suspect Efren "Pitay" Barrosa y Paz was collared by joint team of police operatives from Regions 5 and 3.

Barrosa is tenth in the list of Most Wanted Persons in Camarines Sur.

The arrest warrant againt the suspect was issued by Judge Zeida Aurora B. Garfin, of Regional Trial Court Branch 19 here.

Barrosa was nabbed while he was in his hideout at Brgy. Villa Aurora, Maria Aurora, Aurora Province at around 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

Julia previously worked for several broadcast stations like DZGE, DZLW in this city and DZRC in Legazpi City.

He was a noted hard-hitting announcer and commentator during his active days in the broadcast industry.

The murder victim is the younger brother of Board Member Nelson Julia of the 3rd district of Camarines Sur and Publisher/Editor Mico Julia of newspaper Weekly Informer.

The suspect will be brought to Camarines Sur today, the police added.
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