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, October 8, 2016

Miembro kan POSDAC sa Masbate, dinakop huli sa droga

DIMASALANG, Masbate October 8, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Pugol na ngonian kan mga pulis an persona ni Agapito Perez y Abejero , alyas “Pito," 34, may agom, asin miembro kan Provincial Operation for Socio-Economic Development Against Crimes (POSDAC) digdi.



Ipig serve saiya an Warrant of Arrest sa Brgy. Gaid, digdi, kan Octobre 4, 2016, alas 11:45 nin odto.

Si Perez nag-aatubang nin casong pagbalga sa RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2001) asin RA 10591.

An nag serve sa akusado kan Warrant of Arrest iyo an mga tawohan kan Dimasalang PNP, na pinamayohan ni PInsp. Aldrin A. Rosales, katuwang an Army asin iba pang mga awtoridad digdi.

An nasambit na Warrant of Arrest firmado ni Judge Teofilo B. Tambago, kan RTC Brancy 46, sa Masbate City, asin may fecha Septimebre 28, 2016.

An akusado, sabi sa report kan pulis kabala sa mga bagong mabisto nindang personalidad na imbuelto sa illegal na droga.

Bistado suboot si Perez na saro sa mga para tulak nin droga sa banwaan na ini.

Enot digdi, kan Agosto 14, nagsuko na siya sa pulis en connection kan kampanya kan pulis na inaapod na “Oplan Tokhang”
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Akusado nin Pag-suba (Estafa), sa Nabua, dinakop kan pulis

NABUA, CSur October 8, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Ipig serve na kan mga pulis sa persona ni Nida Nierva-Clark, 61 anyos, may agom, residente kan Brgy. San Isidro Poblacion, an mandamiento de aresto (Warrant of Arrest) base sa kasuguan kan jusgado.



Si Nierva-Clark akusado sa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 36, sa Iriga City nin Estada, na bibistahan sa sala ni Judge Maria Clarissa L. Pacis-Trinidad, an Presiding Judge kan Branch 36 kan RTC.

An Arrest Warrant na may fecha Septiembre 27, 2016 nagsasabi na mayong recomendadong fianza para sa akusado digdi.

Idinuhol sa akusaro an Warrant of Arrest kasoodmang alas 12:30 nin odto, sa saindang residencia.

An nagdakop sa akusado iyo an team kan mga pulis na pinapamayohan ni SPO2 Arthur A. Blazado.

An akusado pugol kan Nabua MPS, mantang pighahalat an disposisyon kan kaso.
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Lalaki tinadtad nin bala asin taga, gadan sa Sipocot

SIPOCOT, CSur October 8, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Binayaan kan criminal na mayo na lamang nin esperanzang mabuhay si Jerry Amit, 35 anyos na trabahador, na residente kan Sitio Dagupan, South Villazar, sa banwaan na ini.



Nangyari an krimen kasoodmang poco mas o menos alas 7:00 nin bangui.

Segun sa report, nakuang saro nang malipot na bangkay an hawak ni Amit sa madoot na lugar sa Brgy. Calagbangan, digdi.

An victima nagsapo nin nagkapirang tama taga sa man laen-laen na parte kan saiyang hawak asin pira man na bala nin badil.

An mga harararom na lugad asin tama nin bala an naguing causa kan tulos niyang kagadanan sa lugar na pinangyarihan kan incidente.

Mantang sinusurat an baretang ini an mga imbestigador mayo pang nakukuang rason o motibo kan krimen.

An bangkay kan victima dinara sa Majar Funeral Homes, sa Brgy. Calagbangan, digdi para sa autopsy.
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Soltero nagsaksak sa sadire, binawian buhay sa Camalig, Albay

CAMALIG, ALBAY October 8, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Bako pang malinaw kun ano an sinasaray na problema ni Rommel Barotia y Muella, 42, soltero, taga Brgy. Taloto, kun tano ta nagdecidir siyang tapuson na an saiyang buhay, kasubagong alas 3:00 nin hapon, ngonian na aldaw.



Sabi kan imbestigador, naka recibe sindang apod sa telephono na nag informar kan incidenteng ini, kaya sinda nagdalagan sa sinambit na barangay para mag verificar.

Nadiscubre kan mga awtoridd na an victima nagsapo nin saksak sa saiyang daghan.

Kan kan pagabot kan mga imbestigador naheling pa nindang nakatusok an mararom na kutsilyo sa daghan kan victima.

An nakadiskubre kan incidente iyo suboot an saiyang ina.

Nareparo kan magurang na nagkakarigos nin dugo an saiyang aking si Rommel sa laog kan saindang toilet, kaya naghagad tulos sindang tabang sa mga pulis.

Mientrastanto, idinalagan tulos an victima sa Municipal Health Unit (MHU) kan banwaan na ini para malapatan nin bulong.

Alagad, ipig declarar na kan doctor na mayo na siya nin buhay.

Mantang sinusurat an baretang ini dae pa maaraman kun ano an makuring problema na nagtuklang ki Rommel para tapuson na niya an saiyang buhay.
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Nagbilar sa gadan, ginaradan

NAGA CITY October 8, 2016 (Bicol Standard) –Nagpapadagos pa sa pagsiyasat an mga awtoridad sa kun anong rason ta ginadan an magtugang na sinda Roderic Jamito y Benesa, 30, soltero asin Luis Jamito y Benesa, 38, may agom, kasubagong alas 12:20 na mag-omagahon, sa Zone 4A, St. Claire, Urban Poor, Brgy. Concepcion Pequeña, digdi.



Segun ki SPO2 Toby Bongon, an parataram kan Naga City PNO, inaadalan kan mga imbestigador an gabos na angulo kan kaso, nin huli ta mayo pang nagbubutwang testigo sa sinambit na krimen.

An magtugang na Jamito nagkakawat nin cara y cruz sa pig bibilaran na gadan sa nasambit na lugar kan mangyari an incidente.

Sabi sa declarasyon kan ibang mga nagbibilar, basta  na sanang nakadangog sinda nin mga putok nin badil, asin naheling na igwang tama an magtugang na victima.

Dinara pa kuta sa hospital an magtugang na may tama nin bala, alagad ipig declarar na mayo nan in buhay.

Mientrastanto, nagluluwas sa imbestigasyon na rekesahon an bulsa kan pantalon ni Roderic Jamito, an saro sa mga nagadan, nakakua an mga pulis nin 2ng sachet nin pigtutubodan na shabu.

Yaon sa angulong ini nakaturohok an atensyon kan mga pulis, tanganing aramon kun may relasyon an droga sa saiyang pagka gadan.

Enot pa kaini, segun ki Bongon, igwa sinda nin record na si Roderic saro sa mga nagsuko sa mga awtoridad asin nag ako na imbuelto siya sa pag-gamit nin droga.

Hasta sa oras na sinusurat an baretang ini mayo pang establisidong evidencia na pwedeng makatukdo sa responsable sa pag gadan.

An mga victima pareyong residentes kan Zone 3, Brgy. Concepcion Pequeña, digdi.
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Friday, October 7, 2016

FEATURE | Friday Book Club: One book, one child at a time


by Joana Marie E. Verdeflor


In order to understand my cause, let me tell you a story about one life. In order to understand that life, let me tell you about its skies.

I was born under the bright summer skies of Albay where I loved to talk about its bright summer skies at the age of six. I would fall asleep thru the humdrum of words uttered by my mother as she reads “My Bible Friends and I” —to realise years later, I will be installed as a church lector/commentator. Where Judy Abott danced in my idle mornings, my ballet classes have become more bearable at seven. I met Francine Pascal’s Wakefield Twins thru an old copy of Sweet Valley Kids in our school library when I was eight, and then at eighteen, I kept a clipping of Patricia Evangelista’s “Blonde and Blue Eyes” in my dorm room, reminding me what matters more than “seeing snow outside my windows in a bright Christmas morning”. Thirteen, the year when I transitioned from being a child to a teenager— the same year when Harry transitioned from the “cupboard under the stairs” to a Gryffindor dorm room. Fifteen was the harder year of high school; Chemistry seemed so strange and unloveable— but I had two other books in my hand: first came Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist and then Antoine de Saint Exupery’s The Little Prince. In the later years, little will I know that I will major in a profession that specializes in the molecular development of technologies that will cure diseases.


My early adult years seemed to have passed in a blur. Experiences and people came like vulnerable beads in a bohemian bracelet tied confidently around my neck for the world to see. I have been challenged by so many aspirations that danced in a number of worlds. One day I was caught in isolation with Marieb as a Pharmacy student, the next with Nick Hornby over a pyjama weekend. Many times, both fates have been challenged, inspired—aspired. Friends have come and go. Dreams have been lost and gained and in some instances, lost all over again. Prime time gave me an avid narration of how cities and humanity rose and fell yet gravity remained 3.2 meters per second squared according to my Physics book, that is without air resistance. Harry Potter graduated successfully in Hogwarts leaving Hagrid in tears of joy. The Wakefield Twins left Sweet Valley and went to college. And Judy Abott, well she still dances.

What I want to say is Carbon remains to be one of my most favourite chemicals which with high temperatures and pressure is transformed it to the hardest gem ever known— diamonds. What I want to say is Patricia Evangelista became a successful columnist in a national paper telling stories about “standing beneath dragons and singing beneath swords”. What I want to say is The Alchemist remains to be one of the Best Selling Novels of all time. What I want to say is Alanis Morisette’s “Ironic” will remain to be my first exposure to poetry. What I want to say is the thoughts, truths, and aspirations in my shelves that have helped shaped me to what I am today have already been passed on to our first ever beneficiaries at Taculod Elementary School on 08 July 2016 in hopes that it will enliven in them the bright summer skies smiling brightly to brighter tomorrows.

What I want to say is I believe in the power of passion and purpose— the pillars that anchor our cause firmly.

What I want to say is it has already been 10 years, and still I am writing about how vividly I grew up in the bright summer skies of my hometown.

Pupils of Taculod Elementary School in Canaman, Camarines Sur pose with their newly-acquired books donated by Friday Book Club. A local initiative to promote reading and education, Friday Book Club is a brainchild of Albayana Joana Marie Verdeflor.

FRIDAY BOOK CLUB

VISION
We are a group of young adults anchored in the belief that every child deserves equal and convenient access to education.
We work hard to awaken this sense of passion in our generation because we believe we are responsible for our own future. We aspire that these passion will in turn spark a sense of purpose to others because we also believe that by creating stable ripples, we are also creating stability in our 
children’s future.
MISSION
Our mission is to promote awareness that in fact, there is a vast pool of knowledge yet to be acknowledged, desired and even challenged.
To journey to ourselves and our own personal legends, to be able to share this light to the younger generation and to read it forward— that is who we are and that is what we do.
CONTACT

LAYLA-TAL MEDINA
Public Relations/ Social Media
Twitter: @fridaybookclub
Email: thefriday-bookclubpr@gmail.com
Tumblr: http://thefridaybookclub.tumblr.com
Viber: +639178240999
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Bicol farmers, fisherfolk picket at DENR, PCA

QUEZON CITY October 7, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Farmers and fisherfolks representing the marginal sector of the society arrived here today urging the national government to make good their promise to distribute more lands and support to the NDF-GRP Peace talks.

Photo via Vince Casilihan
The said group is now camping near the Quezon City circle, on board 19 buses from Bicol.

"Lupa at Kapayapaan ipaglaban! NDFP-GRP Peace Talks Suportahan!" said the members of the said group, in a statement issued a few hours ago.

The said group of fishermen are calling the attention of the government to protect the Ragay Gulf area, which they believe has been neglected by law enforcement agencies tasked to implement the Fishery Laws.

Meanwhile, the farmers’ group have reminded the government to give back the coco levy funds to the small coconut farmers, as promised to them during the last election.

Today, they will proceed to the Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA).

At 1:00 p.m., they will picket in front of the offices of the DENR, BFAR, PCA and the Department of Agriculture in this city.


Photo via Vince Casilihan



Photo via Vince Casilihan
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Cops seize 'shabu', gun from staff of Masbate provincial body vs crimes

DIMASALANG, Masbate -- A staff member of a body created by the Masbate provincial government to curb crimes was arrested in Dimasalang, Masbate for possession of illegal drugs and firearms, said a report that reached the Dimasalang Municipal Police Office (MPO) Thursday.


Senior Insp. Aldrin Rosales, officer-in-charge of Dimasalang MPO, said Agapito Perez, a staff of the Provincial Operation for Socio-Economic Development and Against Crimes or POSDAC, was arrested at dawn on October 5 in his house in Barangay Gaid, Dimasalang.

Rosales said the lawmen seized two plastic sachets of "shabu" (methamphetamine hydrochloride), drug paraphernalia, a .45-caliber and hand grenade from Perez, alias "Pito", 34.

Among those who arrested Perez were police from the Regional Intelligence Division-Masbate Provincial Police Safety Company, Regional Public Safety Battalion, Masbate Provincial Police Office and Dimasalang MPO.

They issued a search warrant from Judge Teofilo B. Tambago of Regional Trial Court Branch 46 in Masbate City.

Perez will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms Law. (PNA)
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

OPINION | Potty-mouthed diplomacy


by Mekmek

Rolls of newsprint have been printed, hours of airtime broadcast, and gigabytes of disk space allocated to reporting the President’s oral histrionics. But it was surely a major factor in his being elected. To many, his language skills (or lack of it) mark him as a man of the people, one of the boys.

Early in his presidency, he vowed that he will tone it down. But of course, he didn’t. Old habits die hard.

Damage was initially confined within the country’s borders when he was merely lambasting his local critics and adversaries. But then he graduated to international notoriety when he started bad mouthing world leaders, including the Pope and the U.S. president. Still, it didn’t prevent him and probably contributed to his being elected chairman of the ASEAN Summit in 2017.

Other former Philippine presidents surely used foul language – but in private. President Quezon was known to curse in Spanish.

U.S. presidents have been caught using unacceptable speech – Bush, Carter, Clinton, Johnson, even Obama, and most notably Nixon – but mostly behind closed doors.

But it’s our very own President who’s elevating the art of profanity to new global heights.

Over fifty years ago, the model of the fearless leader was one who spoke softly but carried a big stick. It characterized U.S. President Roosevelt’s foreign policy. In various movie characters played by Garry Cooper, John Wayne and our very own Fernando Poe Jr., the brave hero had a soft voice but packed deadly fists.

But everything changed with the advent of rap music and social media. Rap music celebrates foul language as a valid form of self-expression. And social media make public what used to be private. Where once you used to swear at your boss in private, you can now swear at him in public.

Thus profanity seems commonplace, and even a requirement, to show sincerity and gravitas.

The President is being advised by friends and foes alike to avoid offensive language when dealing with foreign leaders. He is being urged to master the art of diplomacy.

Or learn the art of doublespeak. Masters of doublespeak have the ability of insulting a person without the latter realizing that he has been insulted.

For example, instead of calling a person old and washed-out, we can call him experienced. Instead of describing a person crazy or abnormal, call him unique. And stop calling them drug addicts! They are victims of substance abuse.

Or learn the art of the Shakespearean insult. This doesn’t only make the “insultee” unaware that he has been insulted. It also makes the “insulter” seem smart and educated.

For example, instead of calling a person a slanderous demagogue, say to him “Thy tongue outvenoms all the worms of Nile.” - from Cymbeline by Shakespeare

Or to call somebody ugly, say instead “Thine face is not worth sunburning.” - from Henry V by Shakespeare

Or to call someone stupid or dull, say “Your brain is as dry as the remainder biscuit after voyage.” - from As You Like It by Shakespeare

But let’s get real. The President did not get elected because of his tact and diplomatic skills. He was elected because the people believed he could get things done.

Therefore, the President should remain a doer, not a talker. Do what needs to be done and not get distracted by every little criticism. If a response is absolutely necessary, let one of his underlings do it.
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An paratokdo


Ni Fr. Joey D. Gonzaga

Kun mayo nin paratokdo, mayo nin matibay, madonong, mamansay na tawo.

Kun siisay ka ngonian, yan nin huli kan mga nagtokdo saimo.

Mapagal an magtokdo kun bakong bulanos sa boot an pagtokdo.

An pagtokdo buhay sa mga paratokdo na mayong iniisip kundi an magtokdo dapit sa buhay asin pano mabuhay nin marahay.

Mayo nin mayaman na paratokdo. Alagad an saiyang kayamanan asin kaogmahan na mahiling an saiyang tinokdoan na marahay an naabtan.

Makulog sa boot nin sarong paratokdo na an mga adal na dapat rimposon asin isabuhay binabasang-basang.

An paratokdo puwedeng malingawan alagad an mga tinokdo na nagtadom sa puso magdadanay habang buhay.

Mabuhay an mga paratokdo na arog ko. Kun napasala man an tinokdoan, dai magkulog nin boot ta bako ka man an may kasalan.

Dai mawaran nin determinasyon asin pasensiya sa pagtokdo ta ika may pamana hale sa satuyang Dios Ama.
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Robber carts away P500K worth of jewelry, P100K cash in Legazpi

LEGAZPI CITY October 6, 2016 (Bicol Standard) –Assorted jewelry items worth more or less P500,000.00, cash amounting to P100,000.00, a wristwatch, credit and ATM cards were carted away by an unidentified person in a robbery incident that occurred at around 6:55 am this morning.


The police report said that the victim, identified as Nancy Alba y Perillo, 56, is a resident of Happy Homes Subdivision, Brgy 8, Bagumbayan here.

Alba narrated to the investigators that the suspect gained entry to their house by climbing to the concrete wall going to the 3rd floor of the house.

Upon reaching the said floor, he allegedly forcibly opened the sliding window, and proceeded to the second floor. He then entered the vacant bedrooms where he took the jewelry items, cash, and other personal items found therein.

After, after collecting the items, he left the place.

As of this writing, the investigators are conducting their inquiry for the possible identification of the suspect.
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Mister sinubsoban an harong huli sa hinanakit

PILI, Camarines Sur October 6, 2016 (Bicol Standard) -- Natuprod na entero an sarong harong sa Zone 12, sa Sitio Caboclodan, Brgy. San Jose, digdi kan subsoban ini kan kagsadire na nabistong si Joel Villa, 41 anyos, kan sarong banggui.


Nagluluwas sa imbestigasyon na inako ni Villar na malibong si saiyang pamayo huli sa dae ninda pagkaintindihan kan saiyang agom, na nagresulta tanganing mapamuransangan an pig-eestaran ninda.

An pagtubod ni Villar mayo man sanang serve an saindang residencia ta parate sindang nag-iiwal, kaya pinagmarhay niya na paraon na lugod an saindang pig-sisirongan na residencia.

Nangyari an incidente kasoodma sa Zone 12, sa Sitio Caboclodan, Brgy. San Jose, digdi.

Sabi kan mga nakamasid kan pangyayari nagpoon na mag-arabadab an kalayo poco mas o menos alas 11:00 nin banggui , kan Oktubre 4.

“Maraot an boot ni Joel sa pirme na sanang iriwal kan saiyang agom, kaya ini nangyari,” sabi kan sarong residente kan nasambit na lugar na dae na nagpasambit kan saiyang pangaran sa bareta.

Mientrastanto, nag-agap man guiraray an mga bombero digdi.

Alagad kan makaabot sinda sa lugar, natuprod nang entero an gabos nindang gamit sa residencia asin abo na sana an nawalat.

Afuera kan mga miembros kan Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) nagtabang man an mga residentes kan nasambit na lugar sa pagsigbo kan kalayo.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

GSW pinaluhod an LAC sa pre-season game sa NBA

SAN FRANCISCO – Pinakakan nin alpog kan Golden State Warriors (GSW) an Los Angeles Clippers (LAC) sa kawat ninda kasubago na ginibo sa Oracle Arena.

Source: Photo via www.nba.com

Si Klay Thompson nagkamada nin 30 puntos, mantang si Kevin Durant nag contribuir nin 21 puntos tanganing pasukamangon an LA Clippers sa kawat na nagtapos sa score na 120-75, sa pre-seson game.

Nag-uran nin three points hale sa mga sharp shooters kan GSW, tanganing maglamang sinda nin 20 puntos sa primerong quarter kan kawat.

Sa pagpoon kan 4th quarter an score 102-51, pabor sa GSW.

Pinakawat ni Coach Steve Kerr, nin tig 20 minutos sinda Curry, Durant, Draymond Green asin Thompson, antes sinda nagpahingalo.

Mientrastanto, tinawan nin makusogon na uropakan kan mga paradalan si Durant sa pagpoon pa sana kan kawat por medio kan saiyang 3 –point shot.

An duwang beses na MVP na si Steph Curry nagcontribuir nin 14 puntos. 
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# 5 sa drug watchlist sa Bicol nadakop sa Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY October 5, 2016 (Bicol Standard)  Nahulog na sa kamot kan mga pulis an pig coconsiderar na ika-5 sa mga pusikit na paratinda nin illegal na droga sa Bicol, na nabisto sa pangaran na Minsuary Cadayon, a.k.a “Minsoy."

Base sa spot report, si Cadayon tinuklo kan pinagsararong mga miembros kan Provincial Police Office (PPO), RSOG-5, 5RPSB asin mga pulis digdi.

Rinamalan an suspechadong si Cadayon sa saiyang pig-eestaran na harong sa Brgy. 34-Orosite, digdi.

Dinakop si Cadayon pagkatapos na gibohon kan mga awtoridad an implementasyon kan Search Warrant na firmado ni Judge Alben C. Rabe kan Branch 15 kan RTC, sa Tabaco City.

Nakua sa saiyang residencia an mga pigtutudodan na illegal na droga asin iba pang mga non-drug items, na yaon na ngonian sa poder kan mga pulis.

Pakatapos na mag-imbentaryo kan mga contrabando, sasangatan an suspechano nin caso sa pagbalga kan RA 9165, an Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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# 1 na wanted sa Caramoan, pugol na kan pulis

CARAMOAN, CSur October 5, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Yaon na sa kamot kan mga pulis digdi si Gil Montilla y Aquino, na pig coconsiderar na #1 na Wanted na persona kan mga awtoridad, digdi.



Si Mintilla na nag-aatubang nin casong Kidnapping of a Minor, bibistahan kan jusgado.

Nadakop siya kasoodmang alas 3:00 nin aga sa saiyang residencia sa Brgy. Oring, kan grupo nin mga pulis na pinamayohan ni PSI Juvy D. Llunar, an hefe kan pulis, digdi.

An suspechado dadarahon sa Branch 58 kan Regional Trial Court sa San Jose, Camarines Sur, na iyong mabista kan Criminal Case No. T-4577 ( Kidnapping of a Minor).

Mayong ipig recomendar na fianza an jusgado para sa saiyang temporaryong libertad.
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Akusadong rape sa Tigaon, nasa preso na ngonian

TIGAON, CSur October 5, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Yaon na ngonian sa laog kan carcel digdi si Javer Sanchez y Vinas, na taga Zone 1, Brgy. Casuna, na may casong panlupig.



Sa virtud kan Mandamiento de aresto hale sa jusgado, tinuklo kan mga pulis an nasambit na persona kasoodmang alas 10:00 nin aga, sa Gomez St., Brgy. Poblacion, digdi.

Si Sanchez dadarahon sa San Jose, Camarines Sur, asin i-pepresentar sa atubangan kan juwes sa RTC Branch 58, na kun saen pending ngonian an Criminal Case No. T-4471 (Rape).

An asunto criminal contra sa suspechado isinangat sa RTC kan fecha 1 kan Agusto, 2016.

Huli sa gabat kan caso, an jusgado mayong ipig recomendar na fianza para sa saiyang temporaryong libertad.
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# 10 most wanted in Prieto-Diaz, Sorsogon, nabbed

PRIETO-DIAZ, Sorsogon October 4, 2016 (Bicol Standard) — Businessman Ronaldo Bayoca y Dipad, a 48-year-old resident of Brgy. Perlas, was arrested here today by the police operatives by virtue of the Warrant of Arrest issued by Judge Bernardo R. Jimenez Sr., of RTC Branch 54, in Gubat, Sorsogon.



The report said that Bayoca was nabbed by the police operatives for Violation of Section 5 (a) of R.A. 9262, otherwise known as Violence Against Women and their Children.

In the said arrest warrant, RTC Executive Judge Ramirez had recommended the amount of P80,000.00 bail for the temporary liberty of the accused.

The Municipal Police Station here is now in custody of the accused before he is brought to the RTC to face the criminal charge.

The accused will be brought to the Regional Trial Court (RTC) for proper disposition of the case.
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DSWD sends drinking water to 3 Albay towns under state of calamity

LEGAZPI CITY, October 4, 2016 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Bicol (DSWD-5) is distributing potable water amounting to PHP800,000 to over 20,000 families or 108,000 persons in three northeastern municipalities in Albay affected by a severe water supply shortage since last month.



The municipalities of Sto.Domingo, Malilipot and Tiwi declared states of calamity in September, after the drying up of natural springs which are major sources of water supply in these areas, DSWD-Bicol Director Arnel Garcia said Tuesday.

He said 55 barangays with more than 22,560 families or 108,358 persons in the three municipalities towns have been affected.

The cause of the drying up of water sources in the three towns has yet to be ascertained but some have attributed these to the recent activities of Mayon Volcano.

Mayon was put on alert level one status on Sept. 8, that indicated abnormalities in the volcano’s behavior.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), however, has not confirmed any direct connection between Mayon’s new alert status and the drying up of water sources in the three towns.

Garcia said DSWD-Bicol’s assistance, which has now amounted to PHP800,124, is in the form 10,258 pieces of six-liter bottled water that are being distributed to the three towns.

He said DSWD is continuously coordinating with the affected local government units to alleviate the scarce water supply situation in the areas.

“Water, especially potable water, is a basic necessity — it’s a human right. We cannot afford any delay in the delivery of services to the people affected,” said Garcia.

In Sto. Domingo, where 24,290 persons or 5,129 families in 17 barangays are affected, the local government passed a resolution on September 21 declaring a state of calamity.

Villagers tapped into alternate sources such as deep wells to cope with the situation.

In Tiwi town, DSWD-5 said 8,800 families or 44,000 persons from 20 barangays are affected by the water shortage.

The local government declared a state of calamity on Sept. 28 due to rising temperatures in the past few months that caused damage to crops and decrease in the supply of drinking water.

In Malilipot town, 8,631 families or 40,068 persons in over 18 barangays are affected by the water shortage.

Additional water provisions are being given by the Bureau of Fire Protection in Santo Domingo and neighboring Tabaco City to the affected municipalities. (PNA)
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Maloto, kaldero, tangke nin LPG, hinabas sa harong sa Pili

PILI, Camarines Sur October 5, 2016 (Bicol Standard) –Maski an maluto na nasa laog kan caldero asin mismong an saindang sapnaan an linalay guiraray kan mga nagsalakat nin sarong residencia, sa Brgy. Sagurong, digdi.


Armado nin matarom na kutsilyo asin nakataklob an lalawgon nin bonnet, linaog nin duwang dae nabistong mga lalaki an residencia ni Jessie Soliman kasoodma, poco mas o menos alas 12:00 nin odto.

Sabi sa report kan pulis, nag-hikihik na naglaog sa kusina an mga suspechado.

Naabotan kan mga para salakat si Gina Sinaon y Lameceria, an katabang sa harong, dangan tinudok nin kutsilyo an saiyang likod.

Huli sa pagkataranta, nakabwelo an mga parahabas na mamili kan saindang mga kursunadang gamit asin cuarta.

Mientrastanto, sinabi sa bareta, mantang nakatutok an kutsilyong armas, fuersahan na kinabig asin ilinaog sa bulsa kan saro sa mga parahabas an kantidad P3,000.00 na cash.

An sunod na kinua iyo an mainit pang rice cooker na may laog nin sinapna na maloto, na pangodtohan kuta kasoodma.

An sunod na kinursunada iyo si tangke kan Petronas gas, na pinasan kan parahabas pasiring sa saindang pagdulag.

An incidente nangyari sa Zone 6, Sagurong, digdi.

Mantang sinusurat an baretang ini mayo pang informasyon kun sisay an mga parahabon.
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CSur educators to gather for World Teachers' Day

NAGA CITY—Around 16,000 public school teachers from the Division of Camarines Sur are expected to convene on Friday at JMR Coliseum here to celebrate World Teachers' Day.

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Mrs. Sherry Tuy-Penas, Senior Education Program Specialist for Human Resource Development told the BICOL STANDARD that the program will start at 8:30 a.m. for the mass.

During the program proper, the awarding of the winners for the Search for Outstanding Teachers will follow.

Other activities lined up for the event include Teachers Got Talent and a raffle draw.

The celebration is from September 5 to October 5, but they decided to move the activity to October 7 to avoid disruption of classes.

Meantime, Education Secretary Leonor Briones expressed her sincere gratitude for teachers’ unwavering commitment to and service in strengthening the community and building the nation by enhancing the learning capabilities and protecting the welfare of learners.

“Being a teacher in itself is already a tremendous job. Teaching with unwavering commitment despite the odds is a true service to the country,” Briones said.

The National Teachers' Month celebration carries the theme Guro: Kabalikat sa Pagbabago, to acknowledge and emphasize the crucial role and value of teachers in the Philippine society.

Aside from being a time to pay tribute to educators, the National Teachers’ Month is an occasion to build the image of teaching as an attractive and fulfilling profession, and to generate widespread support and assistance for teachers.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pay power bills now, APEC urges consumers

LEGAZPI CITY, October 4, 2016 (Bicol Standard)— “Please pay your electric bills, otherwise we will have no electricity this coming December.”


This is the appeal of Pat Gutierrez, spokesperson of Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC).

In a press conference, she said only 8% of its 180,000 member-consumers are regularly paying their power bills.

As a result of which, APEC’s debt has ballooned to Php1.8-B, she added.

If the corporation is unable to pay its debt on December 22, the electric supply in Albay may be disconnected, she said. This is since their mother company San Miguel Corporation has not agreed to assume the payment of APEC’s debts.

In connection with this, Gutierrez advised member-consumers who have balances to approach the corporation for assistance.

She added that they should not wait for the disconnection notice to arrive.

Meantime, she admitted that APEC has been having difficulty with its power bill records. However, the same should not be used as an excuse for consumers to not pay their bills, she said.

On the other hand, Atty. Oliver Olaybal, former member of the board of directors of Albay Electric Cooperative (ALECO), said in a recent statement that such non-payment could be due to the following reasons:

“First. Electric power is not affordable. Salceda must introduce legislation removing VAT from the price structure of electricity.

Second. Restore franchise operations to ALECO. The consumers are hesitant in having to pay their dues to APEC because ALECO is not under contract with APEC. Besides, the law that created NEA and the electric cooperatives in 1973 prohibits the sale or lease of the assets of the utilities. These assets are reserved for liquidation and distribution to the consumers upon expiration of ALECO's franchise in 2041.”

Olaybal added: “What happened to ALECO is happening to the rest of the failed electric cooperatives.

Salceda could also introduce legislation abolishing NEA which has impoverished electric cooperatives through overpriced loan packages.

NEA has destroyed electric cooperatives by oppressive management takeovers, exercising authority without taking responsibility. Anyway, upon conversion of the electric cooperatives into stock corporations like Meralco, the utilities wound have no more need for NEA.

Salceda must require NEA to release to ALECO the undisbursed balance of P150 million out of the P500 million grant given by the government in 2007, so that ALECO shall have something to start with.

It is misleading to suggest the privatization of electric cooperatives. They are privately owned by the consumers who contribute until now for the acquisition of their facilities.

ALECO through its President Jaime B. Chua has a pending petition with Energy Regulatory Commission to disauthorize further franchise operations in Albay, because APEC has no congressional franchise as required by law, and APEC is without ERC license to sell electricity in Albay province.”
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Duterte approves huge increase in AFP/PNP incentives

MANILA October 4, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – A huge increase in the benefits of policemen and soldiers in terms of combat incentive pay was announced by President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday.

This is in line with his campaign promise to improve their lives.


Duterte said that he has signed Executive Order (EO) No. 3, which became effective last September 1.

The said EO 3 fixes the combat duty pay for the members of the AFP and the PNP to P3,000 per month, from the current P150 daily or a maximum of P1,500 monthly.

This is six times the amount higher than the P500 per month for soldiers and nine months bigger than the P340 monthly incentive that policemen receive.
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Oas town prepares victory homecoming for 2016 Miss World Philippines

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 3 (PNA) -- The local government of Oas town in Albay is preparing a victory homecoming for Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, said Oas Mayor Domingo Escoto.

Catriona Gray
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He said they are preparing the special homecoming for the Albayana beauty titlist while the Sangguniang Bayan (Municipal Council) will pass a resolution commending Gray for bringing honor to her hometown.

Gray, a 22-year-old Filipino-Australian from Oas town was crowned Miss World Philippines 2016 on Sunday when she bested more than 20 contestants at the finals at Manila Hotel Tent.

Domingo said Gray’s family stayed in Oas town before migrating to another country. Her mother, Normita Ragas Magnayon is from Ilaor, Oas while members of her clan are musicians.

He said they will invite Gray to visit their town before competing in the Miss World pageant in Washington D.C. in December.

Gray received also several special awards such as Miss Manila Hotel, best in fashion runway and in the swimsuit and evening gown portions.

Aside from Gray, another Albayana, Mara Muñoz from Pantao, Libon town was named Miss World third runner-up.

Albay second district Representative Joey Sarte Salceda also commended Gray and Muñoz for their triumphs and said a victory welcome awaits them here.

Several Albayanas were winners in past international beauty pageants. Among them was Yvethe Marie Avisado Santiago of Daraga town, an accountancy graduate of Bicol University who was crowned Miss Supranational 2014.

Santiago who passed the licensure examination for certified of public accountants (CPA), won in the local Daragang Magayon festival beauty pageant before joining the Binibining Pilipinas competition.

Albay province through the Pageant Academy led by former Board Member Glenda Ong-Bongao has been producing several beauty titlists in national and international competitions.

Among the notable Albayana beauty queens were Miss Universe fourth runner up Miriam Quiambao of Cagraray Island, Bacacay town, Miss International Precious Lara Guigaman of Ligao City, Miss Universe fourth runner up Venus Raj and Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago.



Raj and Santiago were both adopted daughters of Albay. (PNA)
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Lalaki binadil sa payo sa Buhi, gadan

BUHI, CSur October 4, 2016 (Bicol Standard) –Binadil sa payo kan dae nabistong paragadan si Joel Geronal y Cid, 38, redidente kan Brgy. Tambo, digdi kasubanggui, alas 8:30.



An krimen nangyari sa Zone 1, Bry. Burocbusok, digi.

Segun sa mga imbestigador, nagadan tulos an victima sa lugar napinangyarihan kan krimen.

An mga awtoridad nagtitipon pa nin informasyon mapadapit sa caso, mantang mayo suboot na nakaheling kan pangyayari.
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Actor Mark Anthony Fernandez nabbed with 1 kilo of marijuana

MANILA, October 4, 2016 (Bicol Standard) - Actor Mark Anthony Fernandez was arrested last night for alleged possession of 1 kilo of marijuana.


He was inside his yellow Ford Mustang when he was arrested after driving through a checkpoint along the MacArthur Highway in Brgy. Virgen de los Remedios, Angeles City.

Fernandez is the son of actress Alma Moreno with the late action star Rudy Fernandez.

He faces charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (R.A. 9165).
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Iriga City 'drug queen,' mga menor de edad, dakop sa raid

IRIGA CITY October 4, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Pigservehan nin Search Warrant kan mga pulis kasoodma (October 3), alas 4:00 nin aga, si Rosa Dize y Ebron, 44, No. 4 sa drug list digdi.


Kabale sa mga pangaran na suboot kasapakat niya iyo si Shabina Enrica Lacap, 21 anyos; Michael Olea, 26, asin duwang menor de edad. An saro sa mga pinangaranan sa Search Warrant, 17 anyos, asin an saro, 15 anyos. Anas sinda taga Brgy. San Francisco, asin sarong 17 anyos na daraga na residente kan Z-1, Brgy. San Juan, gabos sa Ciudad na ini.

Firmado an Search Warrant ni Judge Salve Eva Q. Villareal-Dimabayao kan RTC, Iriga City.

Mientrastanto, durante kan implementasyon kan search warrant, anom na personas an yaon sa laog kan sinambit na lugar na sabi kan mga imbestigador ginagamit na “drug den.”

Sinda iyo an minasunod: Maricel Ramboyong, 24, asin sarong 13 anyos na aking lalaki, pareyo taga Brgy. La Trinidad; John Lacap, 20 anyos, asin sarong 17 anyos na daraga, na pareyo taga Brgy. San Francisco; Roberto Lucena, 20, taga Brgy. San Jose, gabos sa ciudad na ini; asin si Jonathan Baita, 19 anyos, na residente kan San Juan, Baao, Camarines Sur.

Durante kan ginibong body search ki Baita, nakua sa saiyang hawak an sarong plastic sachet na may laog nin shabu.

Sabi sa report, sa ginibong paghaloghog kan residencia kan suspechado, nakakua an mga pulis nin 5ng small transparent plastic sachet na may laog nin shabu, 1ng medium plastic sachet na may laog man guiraray nin shabu, 4 na plastic sachet na may laog nin mga alang na dahon nin marijuana asin iba pang mga drug paraphernalia.

Nakakua pa an mga awtoridad nin cash na kantidad P955.00, sarong hand grenade asin saro man na digital weighing scale.

An gabos na nasambit na tawo sa operasyon kan pulis, kabale an mga evidencia an dinara sa Iriga City Police Station para sa magkakanigong disposisyon.

Sa oras na sinusurat an baretang ini, nag-oorolay sa Provincial Command an Chief of Police kan Iriga City na si Supt. Alex Pederio asin si Provincial Director PSSupt. Walfredo Pornillos.

May informasyon na may isinumbong na mga pangaran nin mga darakulang tawo na may partisipasyon sa illegal drug trade sa Rinconada area.
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Monday, October 3, 2016

AFP: Coup plot vs Duterte seriously considered

MANILA October 3, 2016 (Bicol Standard) “Hindi namin alam kung ano ang origin nito pero there have been some pronouncements lately."


Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, the spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines made this statement before the members of the media, referring to the alleged coup plot against President Rodrigo Duterte.

“The news about this seeming disturbances within the military are unknown to us. But these are things that we take seriously,” he added.

Padilla said that at present the soldiers' morale remains high and that there are no divisions among its ranks.
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Daragang taga Lagonoy, tinaga nin burat

LAGONOY, Camarines Sur October 3, 2016 (Bicol Standard)- An binino kan arak iyo an naging mitsa sa aksidenteng pagkataga ki Carol Lambit y Narvato, 20, na residente kan Brgy San Ramon, digdi.



An mga imbestigador nagsabi na an victima nagprobar na defensahan an saiyang ama na si Efren Lambit Jr., na iyo si tuyong tigbason kan suspechadong si Mark Anthony Hallarda y Penero.

Base sa sumbong kan victima, kan October 1 (Sabado), alas 9:30 nin aga, papule siya sa saindang harong sa San Ramon, nasunundan niya sinda Hernio Penero y Baturiano, Mark Anthony Hallarda y Penero asin an saiyang ama na si Efren, na risang nakatumar nin alak.

Pirang minutos an naka-agi, nadangog niya si Mark Anthony asin si Henio na nagdidiskusyon, mantang an saiyang ama na si Efren Jr. an nagsasaway sainda.

Nagpuli sa saindang harong si Mark Anthony asin liwat naheling kan victima na may darang sundang.

Sabi kan victima an kalaban ni Mark Anthony iyo an saiyang ama, na kan oras na ito, nakatukaw sa sarong kubo kataid kan saindang harong.

Mayo suboot nin ano man na rason basang na sanang tinigbas ni Mark Anthony an saiyang ama.

Alagad, imbes na tamaan si Efren Jr., an sinakob kan tigbas iyo an victima.

Idinagdag sa report na tinamaan kan sundang kan suspechadong si Mark Anthony an walang takyag kan victima.

Huli kaini, idinalagan siya sa Bicol Medical Center sa Ciudad kan Naga, asin nagpapaomay ngonian kan saiyang lugad.

Tulos inarestar kan mga awtoridad an suspechado sa paagui kan mga nag respondeng mga tanod.

Pighahanda na an kasong isasangat contra sa suspechado.

An victima salbado sa katibaadan huli kan lugad na saiyang sinapo.
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2ng 'drug users,' binitbit kan kapitan sa hepatura kan pulis sa Bato, CSur

BATO , Camarines Sur October 2, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Mismong si Punong Barangay Ruben Agiula y Repomanta asin an mga tanod kan kan barangay na ini an nagdakop asin nagdara kan sa hepatura kan pulis kan duwang personas na nasurpresa nindang naggagamit nin “shabu” sa sarong harong digdi.



Base sa record kan pulis, binitbit ni PB Aguila asin kan mga tanod sinda Rey Santos y Gonzales a.k.a “Andoy”,, 46 anyos, taga Zone 1, Brgy. Sta Cruz, asin Lourdes Solares y Ricafort a.lk.a. “Onding,” 19, na residente kan Zone 5, Brgy San Vicente pasiring sa Bato Municipal Police Station.

Idinagdag sa report na nakua sa mga suspechado an mga drug paraphernalia, arog kan 3ng aluminum foil strip, dae pa bukas na transparent plastic sachet; color orange na disposable ligheter; 2ng aluminum foil strip asin saro pang color green na lighter.

An sinambit na mga persona natagboan kan mga barangay officials sa laog kan harong hi Aileen Santor, sa sinambit na barangay poco mas o menos alas 10:30 nin banggui, kan Septiembre 30.

An mga evidencia kaibahan an duwang nadakop na suboot nag gagamit nin shabu an ipigturnover sa hepatura kan police para sa magkakanigong interrogasyon disposisyon.

Sabi sa bareta, iyo ini an primerong pangyayari sa banwaan na ini na an mismong mga officiales kan barangay iyo an nagtatabang sa pagdakop kan mga tawo na imbuelto sa pag gamit nin illegal na droga.
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Akusado nin Rape sa Pamplona, nadakop na

PAMPLONA, CSur October 2, 2016 (Bicol Standard)- Nahulog na sa kamot kan mga awtoridad si Arcadio de Belen y Quipayo, 53, paraoma, taga Zone 2, Brgy. Cagbunga, na nagaatubang nin casong Panlupig (Rape) na an victima sarong menor de edad.


Si De Belen, may inaatubang na madamiento de aresto na firmado ni Judge Erwin Virgilio P. Ferrer kan RTC Branch 20, sa Naga City.

An akusado may Criminal Case No. 2016-0634, sa Regional Trial Court, asin mayong fianzang pigrecomendar an jusgado para sa saiyang libertad.

Yaon pa ngonian sa MPS kan Pamplona an akusado para sa magkakanigong disposisyon.
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Parahabas nin pambulang na manok nag-atake sa Magarao

MAGARAO, Camarines Sur October 2, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Amay na nagbangon sa higdaan si Werson Amante y Riveral, taga Zone 3, Brgy. San Isidro, asin si Gilbert Papa y Zurbito, kan pareyong barangay tanganing magsumbong sa pulis na hinabas an saindang mga ataman nin pambulang na mga manok nin dae pa bistong mga para-ikit.


Sa record kan pulis digdi, nagbangon tulos si Amante asin Papa sa saindang higdaan kan makamalesya na mayo lang nin nadadangog nin turaok nin manok kasuodmang aga, apisar na 4 an ataman ninda.

Nagluluwas sa sumbong kan mga victima na pwedeng pig aprovecharan kan parahabas an malipot na banggui na kun minsan igwa pa nin pag-oran, kaya parateng nanok an turog kan mga tawo.

Ipinaabot an sumbong sa mga awtoridad tanganing ibalangibog an siring na incidente asin mag serve na patanid sa sisay pa man na mapabakalan kan mga manok na pambulang.

Si Amante nagsabi na an saiyang manok may valor na P2,000 an kada saro.

Pwedeng ipaabot tulos an ano man na informasyon dapit digdi sa saiya o sa hepatura kan pulis sa Magarao.

Mientrastanto, nagtutubod an mga kagsadire kan mga hinarabon na manok na pig-interesan an saindang mga ataman huli ta mga maray an lahi kaini, asin parateng gana kun ibinubulang.
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Bicolana is Miss World Philippines 2016

MANILA, October 3, 2016 (Bicol Standard) -- A Bicolana from Oas, Albay was crowned Miss World Philippines 2016 at Manila Hotel last night.


Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, who is a model and a blogger, bested 24 other candidates from all over the Philippines.

Twenty-two-year-old Gray is a Filipino-Australian.

Apart from the title, she also won the following awards: Miss Manila Hotel, Miss Hannah, Best in Fashion Runway, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Evening Gown and Best in Fashion Runway.

According to her blog, she is fascinated with culture, travel, and the arts.


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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Suspect in rape of 4-year-old girl in Sorsogon nabbed

SORSOGON CITY, October 2, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – The suspect of the rape of the 4-year-old girl in Gubat, Sorsogon is now under the custody of the police.


This was revealed this morning by Gov. Bobet Lee Rodrigueza, who earlier issued a directive to the law enforcement agencies to capture the suspect.

Lee said that yesterday, the suspect was presented to him by SPO4 Namie V. Moreno.

The suspect, identified as Reymar Panuga Riñono, 24, single, and a resident of Sitio Gumang Cota na Daco, Gubat, Sorsogon is now facing a complaint for Statutory Rape at the Sorsogon Prosecution Office (IS# V-13-INQ-161-805).

The rape allegedly occurred on September 15, 2016.

Previously, Lee told the BICOL STANDARD that he will not stop until the suspect is put to the bar of justice.
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No. 1 sa watchlist na rigaton nin shabu sa San Fernando, CSur, nadakop

SAN FERNANDO, Camarines Sur October 2, 2016 (Bicol Standard) –Si Rex Montanez y Nogpo, 30, an sinasabing No. 1 na persona na nasa watchlist kan pulis sa banwaan na ini, nadakop na sa sarong buy-bust operation, kasoodma.


Ginibo an buy-bust sa Brgy. Pamukid, poco mas o menos ala 1:30 nin hapon kan mga tawohan kan PNP digdi.

Si Montanez, haloy nang pigbabantayan kan mga awtoridad huli kan mayong huraw na pagbariwas nin droga.

Ini, apisar kan patanid kan mga awtoridad dapit sa maigot na kampanya kan gobierno konta sa bawal na bulong.

Idinagdag sa bareta na napabakalan ni Montanez nin shabu an sarong tawohan kan pulis na nag-sagin-sagin na parabakal nin droga, kaya siya nahulog sa kamot kan awtoridad.

Afuera kan shabu na nakua sa saiyang poder, nakomfiscar pa saiya an tulong pidasong P100 na cuarta na ginamit na paon pagbakal nin droga.

Yaon ngonian an suspechado sa kamot kan mga awtoridad para sangatan nin caso.

Sa barangay na ginibo an buy bust operation namumugtak an saro sa mga rehabilitation centers digdi sa Camarines Sur.
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Salceda files bill versus 'traffic congestion crisis'

LEGAZPI CITY—Albay second district Representative Joey Salceda filed House Bill No. 3712 which will grant emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte so that the traffic congestion crisis in Metro Manila could be immediately resolved.


He said studies have established that the massive and traffic congestion in the country has become a “national emergency” requiring “immediate, decisive and comprehensive solutions.”

Salceda said Waze, an international traffic software application, reported that Metro Manila had the worst traffic in the world in 2015.

Citing Waze, he said Metro Manila residents spend 1,000 hours in traffic per year while metropolitan areas in other countries spend only 300 hours.

The Albay solon cited a report of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which said that land and air traffic congestion is costing the country losses in potential income of P2.4 billion daily.

“The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) added this daily losses will balloon to P6 billion by 2030 if no intervention is undertaken,” said Salceda.

He said JICA also reported that more cars on the road are causing a rise in greenhouse emissions from 4.7 million tons per year in 2012 to 5.7 million tons per year by 2030, thus “causing a staggering cost in human health and climate change.”

Salceda said the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has reported that airport congestion is causing the airlines at least P7 billion per year in fuel and engine maintenance costs.

The Albay lawmaker noted the everyday nightmare experienced by commuters in Metro Manila.

“There is no lack of daily reminders of the pervasive traffic crisis with personal stories of friends and family members missing out on their personal and professional lives because they spend literally half of their day in cars, jeepneys, buses, and planes wallowing in traffic,” he said.

Salceda said what is lacking is a solution that will stop the crisis from escalating and spreading to other urban hubs such as Cebu and Davao.

He said HB 3712 mandates the formulation of a decongestion and transportation network development reform plan for four sectors--land-based, rail transport and toll roads, air-based and seaports.

The bills seeks the designation of a traffic crisis manager under the Department of Transportation, grant of authority for special modes of procurement, safeguards in implementing the executive order on Freedom of Information to ensure transparency and accountability and creation of a congressional oversight committee.

Salceda said the House Bill provides an initial P20 billion to jump start the traffic reform plan which can be sourced from the current year’s budget of the agencies implementing the measure and from savings of the national government

He added the House Bill is in line with Article 2, Section 10 of the Philippine Constitution “to promote social justice in all phases of national development. (PNA)
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Maestrong paratinda nin shabu, remate sa buy-bust

PLACER, Masbate, October 2, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Sarong maestro, na nabisto sa pangaran na Jorick Aballe y Layos, 38 anyos, an nadakop kan mga tawohan kan pulis sa ginibong buy-bust operation kasoodma digdi.


Base sa sinambit na report, si Aballe rinamalan kan mga awtoridad sa Brgy. San Marcos, pagkatapos nin huro-halawig na pagmasid kan saiyang aktibidad na may koneksyon sa ilegal na droga.

An suspechado yaon sa drug watchlist digdi.

Si Aballe taga Brgy. Daanlungdod, sabi sa report.

Durante kan buy-bust operation nakua kan mga awtoridad an plastic sachet na may laog nin shabu asin an limang pidagong a P100 pesos sa saiyang poder.

An mga evidencia dinara kan mga miembros kan raiding team sa Placer MPS para sa magkakanigong disposisyon.
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Parakanta nakuryente sa karaoke, binawian buhay sa Minalabac

MINALABAC, Camarines Sur October 2, 2016 (Bicol Standard) –- Dae na madadangog sagkod pa man an magayon na tingog ni Luise Azuela y Doe, alyas Bok-Bok, taga Brgy. Quipayo, Calabanga, Camarines Sur huli sa nangyaring mamundong aksidente, sa sarong payag-payag, sa Brgy. Baliuag Viejo, digdi.



Susug sa imbestigasyon kan pulis, si Bok-bok, kaibahan an apat niyang barkada nagkaoroyon na magpalipas nin oras por medio nin irinoman na may bangot nin mga magayon na sonata.

Idinagdag sa report na alas 2:00 nin hapon, kan Sabado (September 30), mantang yaon si Bok-bok asin an 4 na iba pa sa Brgy. Baliuag Viejo,insistidong gayo siya na mag kanta sa videoke, para mas mapasiram an okasyon.

An victima iyo pa ngani an an asikaso sa pagsaksak kan linya kan micropono sa karaoke.

Sa atubangan nin masiram na estorya asin pulotan bigla na sanang nadangog kan saiyang mga pag-iriba an tataramon na “may ground.”

Nagsunod sa kurahaw ni Bokbok, iyo si saiyang pagbulagting hale sa saiyang kinakamugtakan.

Binuroligan siya kan saiyang mga natatarantang mga kaninoman pasiring sa Bascuna Medical Clinic sa banwaan kan Pili para sa marikas na atensyon medical.

Alagad, huli kan seryong kamugtakan ni Bok-Bok idinalagan siya sa Bicol Medical Center (BMC) sa Ciudad nin Naga para ipabulong.

Pag-abot sa BMC, an sabi kan doctor, mayo na siya nin buhay.
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