Bicol International Airport, dai pa mahahaman

Ma-aatraso pang maray an pagpoon kan construction kan Bicol International Airport sa Daraga, Albay, pagkatapos na pondohon ini, apisar kan inaprobaran na ni Presidente Duterte an proyekto.

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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

21ng cabo arestado, haros P200 mil nakumpiskar


LEGAZPI CITY 8/17/17 (BICOL STANDARD)-- Sinakyada kan pulis an opisina asin pig bobolahan kan sugal na Small Town Lottery (STL) kasubagong alas 12:15 nin odto.

Dinakop an 21ng cabo.

Sa entrevista kan BICOL STANDARD ki PSupt Eymard Gomez, OIC kan Legazpi City Police, saiyang sinabi na an saindang operasyon parte kan pinakusog na kampanya kontra sa gabos na forma nin ilegal na sugal.

Mantang sinusurat an baretang ini, an 21ng mga cabo asin corriador kan STL an yaon pa sa hepatura kan pulis, mantang pighahalat an pag sangat kan formal na caso sa oficina kan fiscalya sa aga.

An mga nadakop na suboot imbuelto sa ilegal na sugal na ginigibo sa Lakandula Drive, sa Barangay Gogon, Legazpi City iyo an minasunod: Roger Anunuevo y Araojo; Raymundo Abiera y Almayda, Oscar Mina y Redito, Gerald Ayson y Dy, Jerwin Nebria y Calisin, Lito Armero y Botin,Ronnie Ricafort y Aranil, Jomar Paul Liabres y Imperial, Larry Nunez y Perez, Vincent John Arao y Aguinillo, Ronel de Guzman y Anda, Antonio Ascutia y Sarza, Noel Bahoy y Carretero, Alfredo Navarro y Imperial, Elmer Lorejo y Soledad, Reymon Geronimo y Santos, Nilda Bahoy y Nunez, Gemma Maceda y Rosare, Ma. Theresa Llorca y Brin, Rosita Luna y Asaytuno, asin Teotimo Ramirez y Divina.

Ipinahayag ni Gonez na dinakop sinda huli kan pagpataya nin STL na mayo nin magkakanigong papeles sa pagpataya, mayo nin uniforme, asin dakul pang pigbalga na reglamento susug sa ipig papasunod na Implementing Rules and Regulations sa sugal na STL.

An mga nadakop nagbibilang kan mga taya na cuarta na nagaabot sa kantidad na P197,392.00.

Nakua an ibang mga evidencia arog kan 4 na pidasong columnar worksheet, 1 calculator, stapler, mga ball pen, stamping pad asin dakul pang iba.

May suspecha an mga awtoridad na an lugar na saindang sinakyada bookies kan sugal na STL sa ciudad na ini.
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Naga City, pinakadakol na caso nin HIV-AIDS sa Bicol


NAGA CITY 8/16/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –An Naga City an may pinaka dakul na tawo na naolakitan kan helang na HIV-AIDS, sabi kan Department of Health sa Bicol.

Susog sa pinakabagong report, igwa na ngonian nin 71ng residentes digdi an igwa kan siring na haling; 10 sa Iriga City, tig aranom an mga banwaan kan Baao, Magarao.

Igwa man nin may siring na helang sa Calabanga, Goa asin Ragay, asin 9 pang iba.

Sa laog nin limang bulan poon kan Enero hasta Mayo, 2017, 21 nang caso an nairihistro sa Camarines Sur.

An total na numero na affectado kan nasambit na helang sa Bicol, 89 na gabos.

Base sa pahayag ni Dr. Rey Millena kan DOH Region 5, nakaka alarma an siring na sitwasyon kan HIV case sa Bicol.

An DOH nagpapadagos sa pagkalap nin mga impormasyon para mamonitor an paglakop kan helang.

Idinagdag pa sa report na libre an pagpa-examen kan sisay man na pwedeng may tama kan sinambit na helang.

Pwedeng magdulok sinda sa City Health Offices sa Region V.

Mientrastanto, nagpatanid liwat an mga doctor sag abos na mag-ingat na maray sa HIV AIDS, orog na sa “unsafe sex asin multiple partners”, sabi pa sa report.
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BM Quinones slams CNorte mining squabble



DAET, CNorte— The conflict between mining companies Mt. Labo Exploration and Development Corporation (hereinafter Mt. Labo) and Galeo Equipment Corporation (hereinafter Galeo) has brought confusion and alarm at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

In connection with the issue, Board Member Gerardo Quinones delivered a recent privilege speech pointing out that said conflict has raised questions on who should be held responsible in the event that two companies formerly in a Joint Venture Agreement decide to part ways and there are violations against environmental laws.

“Hindi natin alam kung sino ang ating hahabulin kapag may mga paglabag sa environmental laws at nagkaroon ng hidwaan ang dating magkasamang kompanya,” Quinones said.

Antecedent facts
Quinones narrated that the destruction of the environment which he is opposing stemmed from the instance when Mt. Labo granted its consent to Bohai Top as the operator and overseer of the mining operations in Barangay Napaod.

In exchange for the consent, Mt. Labo, through its director Johannes Raadsma, requested for 1 percent of the royalties, Quinones said in his speech.

He added that following this, several Chinese nationals were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation in a raid, and pieces of heavy equipment and minerals were confiscated.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau, heeding the call of the residents of Barangay Napaod, thereafter issued a cease and desist order.

Dangerous open pit

The problem, however, did not stop there.

The mining operations left a huge open pit, which the Napaod residents and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan have deemed dangerous.

“Sa katunayan, ang inyo pong lingkod at BM canlas ay may ipinasa noong 2014 na isang resolusyon para sa MLEDC (Mt. Labo) na magsagawa na ng rehabilitasyon sa Venida Pit, and record shows bagamat paulit ulit po tayo sa pag follow up ay hindi po ito nagkaroon ng katuparan,” the Board Member stated.

“At kung atin pong titingnan, dapat kasama ang Galeo Equipment Corp. sa may pananagutan sa pagkasira ng kanilang area na sakop ng mining claim exploration permit no. 014-2013-V. Sapagkat sila ay may 42% share sa kanilang JVA. Sa mahabang panahong nanahimik ang MLEDC (Mt. Labo) at Galeo sa usapin ng mitigasyon, ito ay muling binuhay ngayong taon ng Brgy. Napaod sa paghingi ng tulong sa Sangguniang Bayan ng Labo na nagresulta sa pagpapatawag sa Galeo at MLEDC (Mt. Labo) noong enero at pebrero ng taong kasalukuyan sa dalawang magkasunod na public hearing.”

Mitigation measure

Earlier this year, the two mining companies were called to appear before the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to shed light on the issue, Quinones said in the same speech.

Mt. Labo, citing its reasons, did not make a commitment before the SP. Meanwhile, Galeo announced that it was ready to carry out a mitigation measure.

Three local government units supported the mitigation measure.

It was during this time, Quinones said, that Mt. Labo announced that they and Galeo were not seeing eye-to-eye on certain points. In particular, Mt. Labo’s representative said that the Joint Venture Agreement was not in effect.

Quinones revealed that the conflict between the two mining companies was surprising, and had raised questions in the minds of the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, as well as the residents of Barangay Napaod.

The Board Member added that because of the issue, he is proposing an amendment to the Environmental Code in accordance with what Pres. Rodrigo Duterte said in his latest State of the Nation Address.

This, he said, will ensure the protection of the environment in the crafting of laws, especially if the applicants have a Joint Venture Agreement.
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Pili mayor gets death threats


PILI, Camarines Sur—At least two death threats have been received by Mayor Tomas Bongalonta in the past two weeks.

In an interview by the Bicol Standard, Bongalonta revealed that he got the threats via cellphone calls from a number that was not known to him.

Allegedly, he was threatened that he will not be allowed back into his position as mayor.

He said, however, that he is not afraid of the threats.

“If the person were really serious about killing me, he would simply do it and not go through the trouble of warning me,” he said.

“Regardless, we are tightening our security by asking for assistance from the police.”

“I believe this is politically-motivated,” he declared.

His detractors, on the other hand, said the mayor is simply seeking for sympathy.

Previously, Bongalonta was imposed a two-month preventive suspension by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Sur in an administrative case filed against him.
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Division Supt. ng Catanduanes idineklarang persona non grata


SAN ANDRES, CATANDUANES – Idineklarang Persona Non Grata ng Sangguniang Bayan ng San Andres si DepEd Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Socorro dela Rosa dahil sa umano’y pambabastos nito sa mga miyembro ng nasabing konseho.

Ang deklarasyon ay naganap sa loob ng 60th Regular Session ng SB San Andres noong ika-16 ng Agosto, kung saan inaprubahan ito unanimously ng buong miyembro.

Ang hidwaan sa pagitan ng DepEd at SB San Andres ay nag-ugat sa pagpapatawag ng Sanggunian sa isang inirereklamong guro mula sa Palawig Elementary School. Hindi sumipot ang nasabing maestro, sa halip, isang liham mula kay Dela Rosa ang tinanggap ng SB San Andres.

Sa liham, binanggit ni Dela Rosa na ang isyu na kinasasangkutan ng teacher ay naresolba na matapos umanong mamagitan ang Grievance Machinery ng ahensiya. Katunayan, dagdag ng sulat, nailipat na sa ibang paaralan ang nasabing guro kaya ayon kay Dela Rosa, hindi na kailangan mag-appear pa sa Sanggunian ang teacher.

Gayunman, binanggit din ni Dela Rosa sa sulat na ang pagpapatawag ng Sanggunian sa guro ay hindi saklaw ng hurisdiksiyon ng SB, at ito umano ay lumalabag sa prinsipyo ng pagkakahiwalay ng kapangyarihan ayon sa Saligang Batas at iba pang umiiral na jurisprudence.

“And finally, it would be a fitting reminder to each of us not to allow political vendetta to shroud our objectivity and integrity in judiciously resolving an issue before us,” ayon pa sa nasabing liham.

Sa pagdedeklara kay Dela Rosa bilang Persona Non Grata ng SB, nagkakaisa ang kanilang paniniwala na lubhang ininsulto ng DepEd official ang bawat miyembro ng sanggunian. “Her letter has shamelessly depicted the members of the Sangguniang Bayan as a cluster of politicos wanting of common sense.” Gayong ayon sa kanila, ang SB San Andres ang Outstanding Sangguniang Bayan ng buong Bicol noong nakaraang taon at katunayan, representative ng Bicol Region ang SB San Andres para sa National Competition para sa Outstanding Sangguniang Bayan ng Pilipinas. Kaya ayon sa kanila, lubha umanong dinusta ni Dela Rosa ang Sanggunian.

Maliban dito, naging tuntungan din ng deklarasyon ang umano’y tahasang pambabastos ng superintendent kay Coun. Alan del Valle nang magtungo umano ito sa tanggapan ni Dela Rosa ngunit hindi pinaupo.

“She was seated behind her desk, but never offered me a chair to the entire duration of our conversation,” ayon kay Del Valle.

Samantala, bago ang approval ng deklarasyon, inilahad muna ni Del Valle, bilang proponent, ang kahulugan ng Persona Non Grata para kay Dela Rosa. Ayon sa kanya, hindi pagbabawalan si Dela Rosa na umapak sa San Andres ngunit hindi umano nito asahan na tatanggap ito ng anumang respeto.

“She can attend school activities, but she will not be acknowledged in case there is an LGU Official present in the same activity.”

Sa kabilang dako, sa simula ay kinontesta ni Coun. Andy Facundo ang deklarasyon kay Dela Rosa bilang Persona Non Grata. Ayon sa kanya, masyadong marahas ang hakbang at tila mas makabubuti umanong hilingin na lamang ng Sanggunian sa DepEd na ilipat ng pwesto ang superintendent. Ngunit sa huli ay napahinuhod ng mga kasama si Facundo. Dagdag dito, inatasan din si Facundo na maglikha ng resolusyon para sa transfer ni Dela Rosa. Sa deliberasyon, inaasahang ihahain ni Facundo ang hiwalay na resolusyon sa susunod na session ng Sanggunian. (RAMIL SOLIVERES)
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Cong. LRay files bill vs fake news



PILI, Camarines Sur — Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte is proposing a bill to penalize the creation and sharing of fake news.

In House Bill 6022 or "An Act Prohibiting the Creation and Distribution of Fake News," the following are penalized: the creation of fake news; dissemination; adding and abetting in the creation of fake news and the failure or refusal to retract or remove the fake news and issue an erratum.

The bill defines fake or out-of-context news as "misquotations, false and inaccurate reports including the editing audio and video bites which could result in the distortion of facts and contents."

The penalties include a fine of Php1 million for the first offense, Php2 million and suspension of the outlet or corporation for a week; and Php5 million fine and suspension for a month.

Meanwhile, a similar bill has been filed by Senator Joel Villanueva.

The Villanueva bill defines fake news as information that would damage the safety and welfare of the public and is likely to cause panic, chaos, violence or intends to exhibit propaganda that discredits reputations.

It would penalize those found guilty with a fine ranging from P100,000 to P500,000 and imprisonment from one year to 5 years.

"The aim is to encourage responsible and credible journalism, as well as creating awareness of the harmful effects of spreading untruthful facts. Misleading and deceptive news can cause divisiveness, health hazards, security risks, panic and chaos to this nation, contrary to our Constitutionally enshrined principle of adhering to a policy of peace and cooperation," Villafuerte said in the Explanatory Note of the bill.

"While the responsibility of discerning lie from truth falls with the person consuming the information, it is a moral duty of the State to protect its people from such lies in the first place. This bill aims the curb the existence of disreputable news sources and prevent established mass media outlets from careless publishing of unverified or false content," he added.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Illegal na parapataya sa STL dinarakop sa Albay



CAMALIG, Albay 8/16/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –En vez na mapoho an illegal na sugal na jueteng orog pa lugod na naglangkaba ini poon na maging legal an operasyon kan Small Town Lottery (STL) na garo man sana jueteng.

Base sa obserbasyon nagparadakul an mga bookies na an nasa likod kan illegal na operasyon iyo man sana an mga tawohan kan mga legal na operador kan STL.

Mientrastanto, kasuodma, 24 personas an dinarakop kan pulis huli ta mayo sinda nin darang validong papel na mapatunay na awtorisado sinda magpataya sa sugal na ini.

An mga nagkadarakop nag-ooperar sa Barangay Cotmon digdi.

Kabale sa listahan kan mga nagkadarakop iyo an minasunod: Darwin Morota, Luis Mangampo, Randy Nocillado, Domingo Nicerio, Edgar Echaluce, Noel Lleva, Jesus Vibar Jr., Nonilon Naz, Eladio Mimay, Jomar Macasinag, Randy Marticio, Andrin Neo, Dindo Vibar, Eduardo Tugaw, Mark Edwin Magnata, Nino Nebreja, Rustom Magallon, enrico Olayao, Nestey Bobadilla, Jomar Atienza, Roberto Romero, Alexander Espinosa, John Rafael Masupil asin Christopher Rivera.

An 24 personas na nagkadarakop mayo sa master list kan mga awtorisadong empleado/agente kan STL sa Albay.

Kabale sa mga pig balga ninda iyo an minasunod na reglamento: Mayo nin uniform sa pagpataya, ID card, SSS Number, asin dai awtorisado kan Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) an saindang operasyon.

An mga pulis na nagdakop nagsabi na sinda gabos nadakop mantang yaon sa akto na nagpapataya bilang bookies kan STL.

An mga evidencia na nakua sa saindang poder iyo an papeletos kan PCSO, ball pens, calculators, taya na cuarta na nagtotal sa kantidad na P11,400.00.

Maatubang sinda nin kaso na isasangat kan pulis.
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Nag-ikit nin mga bitamina, sabon; nadakop kan sekyu



NAGA CITY 8/16/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –Binitbit kan sekyu kan SM City an 29 anyos na lalaki na taga Zone 5, Inarihan, Barangay Carolina na nadakop na naghabas nin 4 na pidaso nin Myra-E, (P98.75 an kada saro); 1 botelya nin multivitamins na Enervon tablet (P194.75) asin 2ng pidasong sabon na Likas Papaya (P77.75 an kada saro).

An suspechado nabistong iyo si Benedict Santos y Camacho.

Pinugolan siya kan mga sekyu mantang patuyatoy na kuta na madulag sa luwas kan Supermarket Store sa SM City Naga, daradara na an mga hinabonan.

Nagluwas na imbestigasyon na saro-sarong ilinaog sa saiyang brown na bag an mga hinabon na gamit asin sekretong nag-ibitar na magbayad sa cahera dangan naglakaw na padulag.

Pakatapos na tukloon siya kan mga security guards dinara siya sa pulis tanganing sangatan nin reklamo.

Si PO2 Jay Cortez kan Naga City Police an nag-iimbestigar kan casong ini.

Susog sa record kan pulis, kadakul an mga nadakop kasuodma na mga sagin-sagin na para saod na dai nagbabayad sa counter kaya nagbugtak sinda nin dakul na mga bantay.
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3ng hepe kan pulis sa Bicol, talsik sa pwesto



LEGAZPI CITY 8/16/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) – Tulong (3) hepe kan pulis sa Bicol an ipig rekomendar na ribayan sa pwesto huli sa maluyang performance sa paglaban sa illegal na sugal sa saindang distino.

Ini an sabi ni Police Regional Office V spokesperson Sr. Insp Ma. Luisa Calubaquid.

Sabi niya, an saro digdi, iyo an hepe kan Donsol Police Station sa Sorsogon asin an duwa nakadistino sa Camarines Norte.

Mismong an Police Provincial Director kan nasambit na mga provincial an nagsumitir kan saindang pangaran sa Camp Simeon Ola, sabi pa sa report.

An desisyon na ribayan sinda bilang hepe guikan sa pagboot ni Presidente Rodrigo R. Duterte na an sisay man na hepe kan pulis na maluya an performan dapat haleon sa pwesto.

Nagsayuma ngonang si Calubaquib na sambiton an pangaran kan mga riribayan na hepe sa rason na tatawan pa sinda nin panahon na magpaliwanag sa technical working group.

Maroromdoman na nagpaluwas nin 15ng aldaw na ultimatum si Police Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa para pohoon an gabos na klaseng illegal na sugal sa bilog na nasyon.

Digdi sa Bicol, an pulis nakadakop na nin 1,500 na mga tawo na imbuelto sa illegal na sugal poon na ipig lansar an higot kan kampanya kontra sa nasambit na aktibidad.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Masbate's Villalobos Gang leader falls


MASBATE CITY 8/15/17 (Bicol Standard)--The alleged leader of Villalobos Gang, Ruel Villalobos y Amo, was neutralized in an anti-illegal drug operation by the police yesterday.

Villalobos was 36 years old, married, jobless, and a resident of Brgy, Guinbanwahan, Balud, Masbate.

According to the police report, the joint PNP operatives knocked at the door of the suspect and identified themselves as cops.

The suspect then took his firearm that was concealed under his pillow and aimed it at the operating team.

The team leader then shot the suspect, injuring him.

The suspect was rushed to Balud Municipal Hospital, Balud, Masbate but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Villalobos, the police said, is the leader of the dreaded Villalobos Criminal Gang responsible for robbery extortion, gun-for-hire and illegal drug activities in the municipality of Balud and nearby municipalities.

He was also included in the drug watchlist personalities as high value target (HVT) and was a revolutionary tax collector of the New People's Army in the area.

Several items were recovered from the crime scene, including a revolver, a fired cartridge, and sachets of a white crystalline substance believed to be shabu.

The recovered pieces of evidence will be returned to the issuing court and subjected to laboratory examination.
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Group thumbs down release of flying lanterns in Legazpi City


LEGAZPI CITY 8/15/17 (Bicol Standard)-- A petition to stop this the release of flying lanterns or sky lanterns in this city on August 16 has been launched online.

The campaign, which was created by Rodne Galicha, raised the concern that the flying lanterns cause a negative impact on local fauna. They likewise pose a fire hazard, according to the campaign.

The campaign is addressed to the City Government of Legazpi, Albay; Legazpi Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources; Provincial Government of Albay; and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

"With enough signatures we plan to talk to the organizers of the event to convince them that it is not necessary to do an event so harmful and wasteful. We propose a zero impact alternative such as a green collective meditation event," the petition reads.

The petition was launched yesterday, August 14.

As of this writing, 607 persons have signed the petition.

Said lantern activity is part of the festivities of the Legazpi Weekend Market.
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Monday, August 14, 2017

DA Bicol nagpatanid manungod sa avian flu


NAGA CITY 8/14/17 (Bicol Standard)--Nagpaluwas nin Patanid sa Publiko an Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 5 ngonian na aldaw manungod sa pagkagaradan kan mga pugo, itik asin manok sa San Luis, Pampanga:

"Base sa naging resulta kan disease investigation and sampling and laboratory testing na ginibo kan miyembros kan Animal Welfare & Health Division kan Bureau Of Animal Industry asin kan mga personahe sa DA Region 3 na konpirmar na ang pagkagaradan kan mga pugo, itik asin manok sa San Luis Pampanga dara kan Bird Flu reactors o Avian Influenza Type A Virus. Ang BAI nagpadara na kan sample sa Australian Animal Health Laboratory para sa molecular asin genetic analysis.

Nin huli kaini an Departamento nin Agrikultura sa paagi ni Sekretaryo Emmanuel Piñol asin in coordination sa ibang nanunungdan na ahensiya sin Local Government Units nag adoptar kaining minasunod na lakdang:

1. Ang pagdeklara nin QUARANTINE Area and pag establisar nin inital na 12 quarantine checkpoints sa laog kan 1 kilometro radius kan apektadong lugar sa San Luis asin San Simon sa Pampanga.

2. Ang inmediatamenteng pag convene o pag conferencia kan Avian Influenza Task Force sa national, regional, provincial asin municipal level;

3. Ang pag enforsar o pagpautob kan mga minasunod na aktibidades duman sa mga lugar asin palibot na infected asin pigdeklarang quarantine areas:

a. Pagcontrol kan movement o paghiro/dara kan gabos na poultry, poultry products and by products sa laog kan 7 km radius. Kabali digdi ang manok, itik, pugo, manok na pambulang, pabo asin salampati asin an karne asin sugok ninda buhay man o naproseso na;
b. Stamping out o pagpuho kan population kan mga nasambit na hayop asin ang pag pautob kan tamang pag dispose kan mga gadan na manok, itik asin pato sa laog kan 1 kilometro radius o palibot duman sa mga infected na lugar asin pagtaraid;
c. Tamang pag dispose kan mga bahog, produktong hale sa mga apektadong hayop asin iba pang gamit sa mga istaran o lugar kan nasambit ng mga hayop duman sa apektadong lugar.
d. An maigot na pag surveillance o pag monitor kan gabos na poultry animals sa laog kan kilometrong radius na pinagtalaan.

4. Siring man ipapautob ang paglinig asin maigot na pag disinfect kan gabos na gamit sa mga poultry houses o istaran kan mga nasambit na hayop kaiba ang mga vehikulo, asin facilidades bago mag poon uli mag stock nin hayop;

5. An pagbawal sa mga poultry farms saka kaharungan na sakop kan quarantine areas na mag restock nin mga manok, itik, pato, pabo , manok pambulang asin salampati na mayo nin permiso kan mga nanonongdan na awtoridad kan gobyerno."
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Mayor Hirose: 'My husband and I are living happily together'


CAMALIGAN, Camarines Sur -- Mayor Marilou Hirose said she and her husband are living happily together following reports that she had her husband apprehended for theft of a Php1-million fishing net.

In an interview by the BICOL STANDARD, she categorically denied that she and her husband have been living separately.

She also pleaded for her critics to stop meddling in her personal life, as she has a child to protect.
It will be recalled that on August 9, the police arrested several persons for allegedly stealing a fish net belonging to the local chief executive.

Among those arrested was Uzo Hirose, according to the police report. (With report from Joseph Napay)
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

VM kan Sto Domingo, Albay, may huma sa buhay



LEGAZPI CITY 8/12/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –Lamos sa paghadit an ika duwang pinakahalangkaw na opisyal kan Sto Domingo, Albay na si Vice Mayor Bong Banda huli sa suboot huma sa saiyang buhay.

Sinabi kan vice alkalde na poon pa kan Abril, ngonian na taon nakarecibe na siya nin mensahe sa text hale sa dai niya bistong tawo na naghahagad nin tabang para suboot sa saindang rebolusyon.

Inapodan man suboot siya kan Hulyo 23 kan nagpabisto sa pangaran na “Ka Roger Fernandez”, na nagsisigato saiya kan hinahagad na tabang.

Alagad, pinasipara niya an apod na ini sa cellphone.

Mientrastanto, kan Agosto 8, nakarecibe naman siya nin mga texts na may kaibahan nang patanid na kun dai magtao kan hinahagad na cuarta saiya, ipapagadan siya.

Nin huli sa bagay na ini, pinakiolayan niya an nag-aapod sa cellphone na makipagolay saiya, pero nagsayuma saiya.

Makuri na an paghadit ni Vice Mayor Banda nin huli kan mga nangyayari sa ibang lugar na dakul na an nagagadan.

Orog pa siyang nahadit ta an kadaklan na mga ginagadan sinasahot sana sa rason na may relasyon sa illegal na droga.

Sa pakihumapot kan BICOL STANDARD ki Sr. Inspector Malu Calubaquib, an parapahayag kan PNP Bicol, saiyang sinabi na dai nakaabot sa saiya an baretang ini.

Nagsabi si Vice Mayor Banda na padagos siyang nag iingat ngonian, kasabay kan pag-arang sa Kagurangnan na maging salbado an saiyang buhay. (LBJ)
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Nag gadan kan drug surenderer sa Tinambac dai bisto




TINAMBAC, CSur (BICOLSTANDARD) – Mayo pa nin malinaw na informasyon an pulis kun sisay asin ano an motibo kan pag gadan ki Jeango Iturrios, na binadil sa Barangay Bagacay sa banwaan na ini.

Sabi kan pulis sinasara pa ninda an mga ipinapaabot na mga puro-piridasong evidencia na pwedeng makatao nin giya sa mga imbestigador para masusog an guira kan 2ng suspechado.

Si PO2 Carlo Pacardo kan Tinambac police nagsabi na dai ninda na-oogid kun ano an motibo kan mga criminal sa pagbadil, gadan kan victima.

Antes mangyari an krimen si Iturrios nakasakay sa motorsiklo.

Pag-abot sa Barangay Bagacay digdi, pina-uranan siya nin bala kan dai nabistong mga para gadan.

Nagsapo nin mga mortal na tama sa saiyang lawas an biktima na iyong naging causa kan saiyang kagadanan.

An nakuang bala sa pinangyarihan kan krimen hale sa calibre .45.

Inako kan pulis na an victima sarong drug surrenderer.
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NPA, inako an ambush sa Viga, Catanduanes



VIRAC, Catanduanes (BICOL STANDARD) –Inako kan Nerissa San Juan Command kan New People’s Army (NPA) an responsiblidad sa pag gadan kan duwang pulis sa ambush na nangyari sa Viga, Catanduanes.

Sa saindang ipinadarang informasyon nag lansar sinda kan operasyon bilang pag responde sa “all out war” kan Duterte administration kontra sa grupo kan mga rebelde.

Nagadan sa ambush iyo si PO1 Eva Torcilino asin PO3 Joseph Tupue na pareyong miembro kan Viga Police.

Afuera kan mga nagadan, tinamaan pa nin bala si Sr. Insp. Ernesto Montes Jr., saiyang likod.

May kaiba sindang duwang drug surrenderees na pareyo nairido.

An ambush nangyari sa Barangay Sagrada, alas 12:30 nin odto.

Sabi sa pahayag kan pulis an enot na napeligrohan iyo an duwang police vans na na nalagarto kan Improvided Explosive Devise (IED) na puminutok sa dalan na inaagihan kan vehiculo kan pulis.

An lunad kan duwang vans iyo an 10ng supechado sa illegal na droga na dadarahon kuta sa banwaan kan Vitac.

An masunod na atake kan NPA nangyari poco mas o menos ala 1:40 nin hapon.

Carculado kan mga nakaheling na dai makulang sa 20ng armadong rebelde an naghipa sa grupo ni Sr. Insp. Montes sa Sitio Pinarayan.

Nagkaigwa nin grabeng baradilan na nagdurar nin pirang minutos.

Base sa ipinadarang text message kan NPA mantang nag aatras an saindang grupo naka-encuentro ninda an mga pulis.

Digdi nagadan sinda Torcilino asin Tupue, na pareyong naporohan nin bala hale sa mga rebelde.

Afuera sa duwang binawian nin buhay nakua kan NPA an 2ng M16 na ripple, sarong gloc .9mm asin iba pang mga gamit kan pulis.

Sabi kan mga rebelde imbuelto an pulis sa Viga, Catanduanes sa illegal na pagpalod nin kahoy na ginagamit sa pagpagibo nin harong.

Mientrastanto, pig condinar kan liderato kan PNP an patraydor na gibo kan mga NPA.

Nagsabi an pulis na apisar kan nagsapo na nin mga mortal na tama nin bala an duwang awtoridad, pinaseguro pa ini kan mga rebelde na putokan sa saindang payo asin lawas para mayo nang buhayan.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cops arrest spouse of Camaligan CSur mayor



CAMALIGAN, CSur (BICOL STANDARD) – Fifteen persons including Uzo Hirose, husband of Camaligan town mayor Marilou M. Hirose, were apprehended yesterday (August 9) upon complaint of the town’s chief executive for the crime of theft.

The record shows that at about 9:30 am the following persons were arrested by the local police operatives, namely: Hosie Tomita, 58 years old, Married, Secretary of Dragon Maru Company; Cyril Alimuin y Dayto, 31 years old, Single, of Bgy San Lucas, Camaligan, Camarines Sur;Renato Cutora y Gloria, 36 years old, Married, DOB: July 17, 1981, of Brgy. Balele, Tanauan, Batangas;Jose Tacorda y Buenaflor, 36 years old, Married, DOB: July 6, 1981, of Brgy. Salvacion, Tigaon, Camarines Sur;Christopher Tejero y Cambaling, 25 years old, Married, DOB: March 5, 1992, of Zone-4, Brgy. Dugcal, Camaligan, Camarines Sur;Rolly Manalastas y Alfie, 24 years old, Married, DOB: April 6, 1993, of Brgy. Namwar, Gainza, , Camarines Sur;Alex Fullantes y Refolloso, 22 years old, Single, DOB: April 8, 1995, of Zone-5, Brgy. Dugcal, Camaligan, , Camarines Sur;Jheoyie Antonio y Francisco, 47 years old, Married, DOB: November 7, 1969, of Brgy. Dahilig, Gainza, Camarines Sur; Justino Fedelino y Beljica, 26 years old, Married, DOB: July 31, 1991, of Brgy. Dahilig, Camarines Sur; Jhunbel Angeles y Buenconsejo, 21 years old, Single, DOB: March 18, 1996, of Brgy. Dahilig, Gainza, Camarines Sur;Marlon Angeles y Priel, 19 years old, Single, DOB: January 24, 1998, of Brgy. Dahilig, Gainza, Camarines Sur; Christian Brian Alfonso y Agravante, 19 years old, Single, DOB: June 13, 1998, of Brgy. Dahilig, Gainza, Camarines Sur;Ronnele Agna y Billarda, 18 years old, Single, DOB October10, 1998, of Brgy. Dahilig, Gainza, Camarines Sur and Jeorgia Angeles y Buenconsejo, 18 years old, Single, DOB: December 11, 1998, of Brgy. Dahilig, Gainza, Camarines Sur.

The arrest was made while the above named persons were loading the fish net allegedly owned by Mayor Hirose at the Fishing Port at Barangay Dugcal, here.

The fish net is valued at more or less P1,000,000.00.

Upon the arrest, Hosie Tomita said that he was ordered by Uzo Hirose to hire people and load the said fish net in the truck bearing Plate Number RJY 951.

The arrested persons were brought to the Municipal Police Station here together with the fishing net.

It was also learned that the Mrs Hirose and husband Uzo Hirose have been living separately.
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2 cops killed, 4 injured in Catanduanes ambush



VIRAC, Caranduanes (Bicol Standard) Alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) have staged another ambush which resulted to the death of two police officers, while four others were injured, at Viga, Catandunes, today, August 10.

Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, spokesperson of PNP Bicol, said they were informed that Senior Police Officer 1 Marwin de Vera and two drug surrenderers were on their way to Barangay Sagrada, when an improvised explosive device exploded at around 11:20 am.

The three were fired upon and later brought to the hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, upon receipt of the report, Viga police chief Senior Inspector Ernesto Montes Jr., Senior Police Officer 2 Bienvenido Trinidad; Senior Police Officer 1 Erwin Pichuela, Police Officer 1 Eva Torcilino, and Police Officer 3 Joseph Tupue responded to the area.

When they reached the area on board a private vehicle, they chanced upon some 20 suspected NPA members in the area. 

PO1 Torcilino and PO3 Tupue were killed.

On the other hand, Chief Inspector Montes, who was also injured, is now being treated in the hospital due the the gunshot wound in his back.

The rebels did not suffer any casualties.
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No. 1 drug suspect sa Albay, nabadil, gadan




LEGAZPI CITY 8/10/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) – An pig pig coconsiderar na No. 1 sa listahan kan mga pigtutubodan na imbuelto sa illegal na droga sa Albay an binawian nin buhay sa pakipag badilan sa mga pulis.

Si Orlando R. Rolda, Punong Barangay kan Paulog, Ligao City, an naporohan nin bala hale sa mga awtoridad kan suboot mag probar siyang maglaban.

Sigon sa pahayag ni Chief Inspector Arthur Gomez, an spokesman kan Albay PNP, mas pinili ni Rolda na maglaban sa mga awtoridad en vez na magsuko na sana kan maaraman na mga pulis si saiyang naka-transaksyon sa illegal na droga.

Nakatabang kan Ligao City police an saindang Intelligence Branch asin ibang mga drug enforcement agencies sa buy bust operation contra sa ki Kapitan Rolda.

Si Rolda dati nang nagsuko sa mga awtoridad kan enot na ipig lansar an Oplan Double Barrel.

Alagad, pirang aldaw sana an nakalihis nagbwelta na naman siya sa aktibong pagpabakal kan illegal na droga.

Gusto kuta kan mga pulis na kumbensiron si Rolda na mag-suko sa mga awtoridad, alagad nagbunot tulos kan saiyang badil asin nakipag ribayan nin putok sa mga awtoridad.

Maroromdoman na pirang beses nang naging laog kan mga bareta si Rolda.

Enot, sa ciudad nin Naga, kan binadil niya si Myrna Reyes sa sarong bar sa Magsaysay Avenue.

Na-imbeulto man an saiyang pangaran sa saro pang incidente sa Pili, Camarines Sur.

Mientrastanto, sa pinakahuring incidente sa Paulog, Ligao City, kaiba kan mga pulis bilang mga testigo, iyo an representante kan Departamento de Justicia, mga miembros kan local na media asin mga official kan barangay.
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Election sa barangay postponed sa Mayo 2018




MANILA (BICOL STANDARD – An mga miembros kan camarabaha nagkaoroyon na i-oktaba an election sa barangay sa Mayo 2018, sabi ni Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Farinas.

An desisyon sa pag oktaba kan election nagbutwa ngonian na hapon sa ginibong caucus na pig orolayan na an barangay election gibohon kasabay kan plebescito sa Charter change asin an proponidong Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Kun dai pa preparado an nasambit na mga ley, pwedeng an election sa barangay isibog pa guiraray sa masunod na mga bulan.

Sabi ni Farinas nagkaoroyon an mga miembros kan camarabaha na retiniron an mga nakatukaw na mga official kan barangay, bilang hold over na mga official, en vez kan plano na tawan nin poder si Presidente Rodrigo Duterte na mag numbra nin mga bagong official kan barangay.
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Barangay Officials kan Siruma pig suspender kan Ombudsman




SIRUMA CSur (BICOL STANDARD) – Suspendido nin anom (6) na bulan sa saindang servicio asin mayo nin makukuang benefisyo sa gobierno sinda Punong Barangay Russel T. Clemente, kan Vito, Siruma, Camarines Sur asin si Lilibeth P. Galvez, terorera kan nasambit na barangay.

Ini an ipinaluwas na desisyon kan Ombudsman bilang kastigo sa duwang mga official kan barangay, huli kan reclamo contra sainda para sa Gross Neglect of Duty; Grave Misconduct.

An desisyon kan Ombudsman nagluwas kan Julio 22, 2017.

Si Punong Barangay Clemente asin an barangay treasurer na si Lilibeth ipig reclamo sa Ombudsman huli kan pagbalga kan COA Circular 2012-005 na may fecha Dec 7, 2012, sa dai pag submit kan Punong barangay certification sa accountant asin auditors sa laog nin 15ng aldaw sa katapusan kan lambang bulan.

An reclmo contra ki Clemente asin Galvez firmado ninda Silvestre C. Montejo Jr., Rafael Lacson, Leonardo Quinones asin Edwin del Castillo.

An apat na complainants nag surat na sa Provincial Director kan DILG sa Camarines Sur asin naghagad na ipaotob na an suspension order sa duwa.

Pig hahalat n asana an direktiba hale sa Provincial Director kan DILG na masugo sa mga ipig reklamo para ipasunod na an kasuguan kan Ombudsman.
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Pili SB, isusumbong si DE Roces ki DPWH Sec Villar



NAGA CITY (BICOL STANDARD) “Maray kuta kun dai na man ipadara sa Manila an resolution kan Sangguniang Bayan kan Pili, dapit sa ampaw nap aka gibo kan tulan sa San Jose Bridge, ta pig reremedyohan na man ini”.

Ini an sabi ni District Engineer Rebecca Roces, sa intrevista kan BICOL STANDARD kan Viernes.
Sabin i DE Roces naghagad siya nin tabang hale sa mga technical personnel hale sa DPWH Regional Office na inspectionon na maray an tulay --- sa ibaba asin sa irarom, para ma-cienrto asin maaraman kun ano an diferencia.

An mga tawohan kan DPWH Regional Office No 5 nag gibo na suboot kan saindang pag inspection asin pighahalat n asana an saindang recomendasyon.

Mientrastanto, naninindogan an district engineer na binantayan talaga ni Project Engineer Cesar Moral Jr., an bilog na patrabaho kaya sinda nag ngalas kun nata ta nag –rogrog tulos an dakul na parte kan tulay na ipina trabaho kan NFH Construction.

Sa lado kan Sangguniang Bayan kan Pili, desidido na an saindang grupo na darahon ngonian na semaha sa lamesa ni DPWH Sec Mark Villar an saindang reklamo, pakatapos na sinda suboot --- madisganar sa contratista nang patrabaho kan tulay asin sa officinal kan DPWH, na dai nag cooperar sa saindang mga request nin kapaliwanagan.

Kabale sa mga options kan Sangguniang Bayan kan Pili iyo an hagadon ki Sec Villar na haleon sa pwesto si Roces bilang district engineer digdi.

Dapit sa bagay na ini, sinabi ni DE Roces na mahalat man sana siya kan masunon na mga mangyayari.

Kun may mag-abot suboot nin order na riribayan siya, mayo man suboot siyang magigibo kayan.
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Aksidente sa Pamplona, CSur 1 an gadan; 1 irido



PAMPLONA, CSur 8/6/17 (BICOLSTADARD) Gadan an driver kan motorsiklo na nakabangaan kan papmasaherong jeep sa banwaan na ini, mantang an nakasuno saiya, may mga rungas sa lawas.

An binawian nin buhay iyo si Armando Bien asin an backrider iyo si Antonio Madera.

Nangyari an aksidente sa Barangay San Gabriel digdi.

Sabi sa report an jeep na nabudalan kan motorsiklo masiko kuta sa may intersection kan nasambit na barangay kan mangyari an aksidente.

An driver kan jeep iyo si Jerome Luna, 28 anyos an edad.

Mientrastanto, nin huli sa marikas na pagbudal kan motorsiklo sa jeep naka apon an driver kan motorsiklo asin an kasuno niya.

Nag-kaigwa nin tama sa payo an driver kan motorsiklo na iyo an saiyang ikinagadan.

An driver kan jeep yaon pa sa hepatura kan pulis para sa magkakanigong disposisyon.
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Taga Calabanga, hinabonan; binadil kan riding in tandem



CALABANGA, CSur 8/6/17 (BICOL STANDARD) Duwang lalaki na naka motorsiklo asin nakasulot nin helmet an suspechado sa pag badil, gadan ki Themma Mendoza-Hipolito, na sarong negosyante sa Barangay San Roque, digdi kasuodmang alas 5:55 nin hapon.

Sabi kan katabang sa tindahan an victima nagbibilang nin cuarta sa bag sa laog kan tindahan na sarado na kan pagabot kan duwang dai bistong lalaki.

An saro sainda an nagtutok nin badil sa victima mantang an kaiba iyo an nag-gabring kan bag na may laog na cuarta.

Sabi pa kan testigo habong butasan ni Hipolito si bag na may laog na cuarta kaya siya itinuklang dangan binadil kan kaiba, gamit an calibre .45.

Tinamaan nin bala sa liog an victima asin sa kamot.

Mientrastanto, idinalagan pa kuta siya sa doctor tanganing ipabulong.

Alagad, ipig declarar na “dead on arrival.”

Nakakua nin baseyo nin bala hale sa calibre .45 sa lugar na pinangyarihan kan krimen.

Marikas na nagdulag pasiring sa dai maaraman na lugar an mga criminal.

An pulis nagpapadagos kan saindang pag siyasat kan krimen.
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Natodas na si 'Judas' sa Sorsogon City


SORSOGON CITY 8/5/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Nagadan na si “Judas” kasubagong alas 3:35 nin hapon kan siya mabadil kan pulis sa buy bus operation na ginibo sa Barangay Bibingcahan digdi.

Si “Judas” na an tunay na pangaran Roel Lato, sabi sa report nakipag transaksyon sa ahente kan pulis na nagbakal saiya nin shabu.

An buy bust operation ipig lansar kan Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit kan Regional Intelligence Unit 5, katuwang an Provincial Drug Enforcement team kan Sorsogon asin kan Sorsogon City Police

Nagluluwas sa pag-sinasat na bistado an victima na pusikit na para tinda nin droga sa nasambit na lugar.

Sabi pa kan pulis nag probar si “Judas” na maki suway sa mga awtoridad na kan siya aarestaron kan mag positibo an buy bust operation.

Armado siya nin badil na dai aram kun anong calibre.

Si alyas “Judas” an primerong nagadan digdi poon kan magtukaw sa pwesto an bagong hefe kan pulis kan Sorsogon City asin sa turno na kan bagong hefe kan pulis sa provincial kan Sorsogon.
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ret pulis, 2ng suno sa motorsiklo gadan sa aksidente




LEGAZPI CITY 07/29/17 (BICOLSTANDARD ) – Tulong personas, an saro digdi retiradong pulis an nagadan sa makangirhat na aksidente sa tinampo sa Purok 1, Barangay Cabunturan, Malinao, Albay, sabi sa report kan pulis.

Segun ki Police Chief Inspector Arthur R. Gomez, an Police Provincial Office Public Information officer nangyari an aksidente kasubagong alas 4:56 ngonin na hapon.

An nagadan na retiradong pulis iyo si Pedro Clet y Cruzana na taga Barangay Libtong, Tiwi, Albay.

An duwang iba pa na mga kasunod sa motorsiklo, na pareyo man nagadan dai pa pinangaranan sa report.

Nagluluwas sa pag-siyasat na nagadan tulos an dating pulis huli sa mortal na mga tama, kabale an pagkapusak kan saiyang payo sa cementadong tinampo.

Sabi sa imbestigasyon an motorsiklo na piglulunadan kan mga victima nagdadalagan hale sa Malinao pasiring sa Tiwi.

An nakabangaan kan motorsiklo iyo an Suzuki Ertiga na awto na pasiring an dalagan sa Tabaco City.

Sabi pa sa imbestigasyon nakalaog sa walang linya kan tinampo an sports utility vehicle kaya nabudalan kaini an motorsiklo na piglulunadan kan mga victima.

An awto pig mamaneho ni Jimmy Boglagdan y Anaclero, taga Barangay Sogod, Tiwi, Albay.

Nagpapadagos pa an imbestigasyon kan kasong ini hasta ngonian.
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3ng lalaki, binadil an sarong paraoma sa Libon, Albay




LIBON, Albay –Binadil kan tulong lalaki si Manolo Saysay y Senadan, 41, paraoma, residente kan Purok 7, Barangay Buga, sa banwaan na ini.

An mga suspechado bigla na sanang nag dulok sa victima na yaon sa saindang residencia kasuodmang alas 5:20 nin aga.

Sabi sa report kan pulis dai bisto an mga para gadan na marikas na nagdulag pasiring sa dai maaraman na lugar.

Malinaw sa mga pangyayari na pig plano an pag gadan kan victima kaya dai lamang nakapreparar si Saysay.

Nagkapirang angulo an pigsisiyasat kan mga awtoridad tanganing maaraman kun ano an motibo kan pag gadan.
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Lalaki binadil sa tungod kan saindang harong sa Albay



CAMALIG, Albay (Bicol Standard) –Mayo nin nakabisto kan duwang lalaki na nakalunad sa pulang scooter na iyo an nag-gadan ki Jayson Navera y Sabdao, residente kan Barangay Palanog digdi.

Si Navera yaon sa luwas kan saindang residencia, poco mas o menos alas 8:00 kasubangui (Hulyo 28) kan siya dinulok kan para gadan.

Tinamaan nin bala hale sa badil kan suspechado an victima.

Idinalagan pa siya sa Municipal Health Office (MHO) kan banwaan.

Alagad, sabi kan doctor, mayo na siya nin buhay.

Nagpapadagos pa an imbestigasyon sagkod sa sinusurat an baretang ini.
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

House transport panel outlines priority bills for current legislative session

The House committee on transportation has laid down its legislative priorities for the second regular session of the 17th Congress.

Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento, chair of the House transportation panel, bared the legislative track of the committee during his “State of the Committee Address” on Wednesday.

Sarmiento said the panel will push for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Amendment Law which will separate the operator and regulatory functions of the agency.

Sarmiento said a Philippine Airport Development Corporation Bill will be filed within the week which will provide institutional reform for a unified aerodrome policy.

This is one of the priority measures of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Other priority measures of the Speaker that are also aligned with that of the committee’s include the Merging of Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) into the land Transportation Authority and the establishment of the Philippine Railways Authority.

Sarmiento said the panel will also focus on the “much delayed important legislation” which seeks the establishment of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Furthermore, the committee will undertake other priority bills such as the Sustainable Transportation Act, Harbor Pilotage Act, and the Investigation of Third Party Liability Insurance, the lawmaker noted.

Sarmiento called on the House leadership to strengthen the committee by providing a special budget for hiring railway, aviation, and maritime engineers and consultants to validate all the reports from the agencies. (Filane Mikee Cervantes/PNA)
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House okays government rightsizing bill


The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a measure which seeks to rightsize the ballooning bureaucracy in order to improve the delivery of public service.

With 230 votes in the affirmative, 6 negative, and no abstention, the lower chamber approved House Bill 5707, also known as the “Rightsizing the National Government Act,” covering all agencies of the executive branch.

President Rodrigo Duterte in his second State of the Nation Address on Monday called for the immediate passage of the Rightsizing Bill.

Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, principal author of the bill, cited the need to improve the quality of government service deliver by reducing redundancy and rationalizing operations, support systems, and organization structure.

“The passage of the bill will further ensure the long term sustainability of our government service through resource mobilization and cost effective public expenditure management,” said Nograles.

The Philippine President is granted the authority in the rightsizing of the operations of the executive branch in accordance with the guiding policies and guidelines under the proposed measure.

The bill seeks the creation of the Committee on Rightsizing the Executive Branch to oversee the implementation of the rightsizing program.

The said committee shall be composed of the Executive Secretary as the Chairperson, and the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) as Co-Chairperson.

The members of the committee will include the Socio-Economic Planning Secretary, Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), and the Head of the Presidential Management Staff.

The committee will be tasked to create an overall change management program, including communication plans to effectively manage the transition and ensure the smooth implementation of the rightsizing program.

It shall also formulate the mechanisms to safeguard the welfare of employees who may be affected by the rightsizing efforts as well as the appropriate organizational development program.

Under the bill, the affected personnel hired on a permanent basis and with appointments attested by the CSC, shall be entitled to retirement benefits and separation incentives.

There will also be a Joint Congressional Oversight Committee to oversee, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Act to be composed of five members each from the Senate and from the House of Representatives. (Filane Mikee Cervantes/PNA)
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Groups oppose cutting of trees in Naga City



NAGA CITY 7/26/17 (Bicol Standard)--Two groups have joined forces to oppose the cutting of trees along Magsaysay Avenue and San Felipe here.

The groups, Sulog and Save 651, have released a petition earlier today on social media to strongly protest the "retrogressive plan of the DPWH."

"WHILE WE UPHOLD the need for safe roads and highways, and passable thoroughfares, we believe these can be achieved without harming, injuring, or cutting decades and century-old trees," the petition reads.

"TREES ALONG ROADS AND HIGHWAYS are not inimical to public interest or public safety; neither are they obstacles to progress and development," it continues.

""WE CALL FOR ACTION from our responsible Local Government Officials to actively and actually pursue a green propaganda and PUT A STOP to non-renewal actions. We used to call for a Clean and Green Naga City; Without trees how could that be possible? The Official Logo of Naga City has a symbolic tree in it, how have we ignored our very own symbol? WE LIVE IN THIS DANGEROUS ERA OF GLOBAL WARMING, and Our conscious efforts in alleviating its effects could be an insurmountable challenge; but it must be done."

"THEREFORE, We sign this Petition to ask the DENR, DPWH, and the LGU Naga City to CEASE and DESIST from all tree-cutting activities and CONVENE all sectors to address once and for all the viable and green alternatives available to us."

"Let us all lend a hand to save trees," it adds.
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POEA warns vs fake websites luring jobseekers




The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned the public against several fake websites luring those who are looking for jobs abroad.

This after the agency has identified unscrupulous websites which use its name and logo.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Undersecretary Bernard Olalia warned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and those who are planning to apply for employment in other countries, to verify first the legitimacy of job vacancies.

He noted that the proliferation of some fake POEA pages in social media, particularly on Facebook such as Donald HRserv, POEA Jobs Online, OFW POEA Jobs Abroad, POEA Jobs Abroad, POEA Job Hiring USA, POEA Job Hiring Australia, POEA Job Hiring UK, POEA Job Agency Hiring, POEA Trabaho Abroad Hiring, POEA Jobs in Dubai, Work Abroad-POEA Licensed Company, and POEA Accredited Licensed Agency.

The agency issued the warning after it received reports that some unscrupulous individuals and groups are illegally using their name and logo to advertise job vacancies in countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and the United States.

Olalia added that these job opportunities advertised on social media are not verified nor approved by the POEA, adding that the public can either validate the legitimacy of the job vacancies or the recruitment agencies through the official website of POEA, www.poea.gov.ph/.

Likewise, he clarified that the agency's official Facebook accounts are www.facebook.com/mypoea and www.facebook.com/poea.official. These pages have check marks which are authenticated by Facebook.

The public may call their hotline numbers at 7221144 and 7221155, for inquiries, concerns, and to verify legitimate job vacancies and recruitment agencies. (Ferdinand G. Patinio/PNA)
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Friday, July 21, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: In Naga City, bakwits from Marawi cry for help



NAGA CITY 7/19/17 (Bicol Standard) – “We have lost everything, except the hope of living again,” 22-year-old Norhana Bonca, one of the 50 or so bakwits or evacuees from war-torn Marawi City who came to Naga City told the BICOL STANDARD.

Now residing in a small and cramped house in Lerma, Bonca narrated that they fled their city after a bomb fell on their rooftop.

“We were feeling very unsafe as we would hear gunfire and bombings all day long,” she said.

Taking only the most basic needs that they could carry, they went to Cagayan de Oro City to escape the crisis.

“We had nothing to eat for a week. We had limited money, and the price of a sack of rice there reached more than 7,000 pesos.”

Some bakwits, she narrated, even turned to eating non-edible items such as Styrofoam, if only to stave off hunger.

Bonca said their group decided to go to Naga City, where they have a relative, Armela Bonca-Paqui.

Bonca-Paqui, who now hosts the evacuees in her home, said she did not hesitate to welcome her relatives, who have nowhere else to go.

“Some of the children are still suffering from trauma. One even has stopped speaking and just lays down in bed all day long because of what they experienced in their village,” she said. “They probably need medical attention."

Meantime, 26-year-old Alinoding Alexander, is being treated at Bicol Medical Center for internal bleeding.

“We are appealing to the good people of Bicol to send us help as we try to rebuild our lives,” Norhana Bonca pleaded, blinking back tears.
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Hinulid's Mark Laccay wins Best Sound at 40th Gawad Urian


NAGA CITY 7/21/17 (Bicol Standard)--Mark Laccay of Bicol film Hinulid won the Best Sound Award in the 40th Gawad Urian Awards held last night at ABS-CBN.

"Para po sa gabos na Bikolnon ini," Mark Laccay said during the awards show.

"Dakulang pasasalamat sa gabos na nagmamakulog asin nagtatabang samuya!" Director Kristian Cordero posted on Facebook.

The film was also nominated for Best Actress (Nora Aunor), Best Supporting Actor (Jess Mendoza), Production Design (Ryan Cuatrona & Celine Belino).
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   1. COMPANY NURSE (2)

-          Registered nurse
-                      with Basic Life Support/ First Aide/ BOSH Trainings is an advantage
-                      Proficient in oral and written communication
-                      male / female
-                      willing to work on a shifting schedule
-                      fresh graduates or entry level are welcome to apply
-                      willing to extend with overtime pay

  • Benefit
      -     HMO
-     Performance incentives of up to 1,500/month
-     with night differential

   2. COMPANY DOCTOR
    
-                      Candidate must possess at least Professional License (Passed Board/Bar/Professional License Exam) in Medicine or equivalent.
-                      Willing to render fulltime

      Interested applicants may submit the following requirements not later than July 25, 2017 such as application, comprehensive curriculum vitae with the latest 2 x 2 colored picture (1pc.) and Transcript of Record to :

                                                 The Human Resources Department
Medgruppe Polyclinics and Diagnostic Center/ Prime Care Cebu
2/L APM Centrale A. Soriano St. Mabolo, Cebu City
Phone no. 09176322706/ (032)232-2273
Email address : primecarecebuhr@gmail.com

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Suspect sa illegal drugs, binadil sa hotel


DAET, Camarines Norte (BICOL STANDARD) –Saro na naman na suspechadong paratinda nin illegal na droga an nabadil, gadan kan mga awtoridad.

Nabisto siya sa pangaran na Rey Dela Pena, alyas “Rey”, na natimbog sa buy-bust operation sa Room A-5, kan Ritz Hotel, sa barangay IV, Daet, Camarines Norte kan sarong banggui, alas 7:30.

An suspechado nag eestar sa Urban Poon, Barangay Alawihao, Daet, Camarines norte.

An imbuelto sa operasyon iyo an mga miembros kan Daet PNP asin mga katuwang na mga awtoridad na nag tarabang sa pig planong operasyon.

Ipinahayag kan mga awtoridad na durante kan buy bust operation naka malesya si De la Pena na mga police an saiyang naka transaction kaya nag bunot siya kan saiyang armas na calibre .45, kaya binadil kan mga awtoridad.

Afuera kan badil, nakua sa saiyang poder an mga illegal drugs asin drug paraphernalia na pugol ngonian kan mga pulis.
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Bicol International Airport, dai pa mahahaman


DARAGA, Albay (Bicol Standard) -- Ma-aatraso pang maray an pagpoon kan construction kan Bicol International Airport sa Daraga, Albay, pagkatapos na pondohon ini, apisar kan inaprobaran na ni Presidente Duterte an proyekto.

Segun sa report an Department of Transportation dai pa nag issue kan notice to proceed sa construction kan P4.8B na international airport, na dapat matapos kuta na sa laog kan tulong taon na target kan gobierno.

Sabi sa informasyon, an delay nangyari huli ta maski pa inaprobaran na an “notice of award”, mayo pa nin “Notice to Proceed”, para sa International Airport.

Si Presidente Duterte iyo an nanginotan sa groundbreaking ceremony kan Bicol International Airport kan Deciembre 2016 na kun saen ipig promise kan hefe ejecutibo na matatapos ini sa laog nin tulong taon, na mayo nin corruption.

Mientrastanto, poon kan pinonan ini, an Bicol International Airport, an gobierno nag gastos nan in kantidad P1.6 B para sa pagbakal kan daga asin construction kan 2.1 kilometros na runway.

An airport namumugtak sa barangay Alobo, Daraga, Albay, asin namumugtak sa 148 hectaryas na daga na may 2,100 na metro na runway strip.
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US-funded Bicol agri-water project benefits over 600 farmers


Over 600 local farmers are now adopting new technologies and disaster-resilient rice farming practices to reduce the impact of natural calamities and improve food security in the Bicol region.

These benefits were gained through the completed PHP76-million Bicol Agri-Water Project (BAWP) that received funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

“USAID is pleased to work with our partners to help rice farmers in the Bicol region gain new knowledge and skills that will help them be prepared and more resilient to the impacts of natural hazards,” said USAID Philippines Executive Office Acting Chief Timothy Marlowe in a statement.

As a result of the project’s Climate Field School Program, local government partners have also adopted the use of a seasonal climate forecast.

USAID also presented the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) with a training manual for farmers on how natural disasters impact rice production and how they could use different farming techniques to improve harvests.

“Preparedness is much better and cheaper than response and through the Bicol Agri-Water Project, farmers are now better prepared for the future,” said DA-Regional Field Officer 5 Regional Executive Director Dr. Elena De Los Santos.

The project is implemented by the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI), in partnership with the DA’s Regional Field Office 5 (DA-RFO5), Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration, International Research Institute – Columbia University, Central Bicol State University, Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry, and the local governments of Camarines Sur, Albay, Nabua, Buhi and Polangui. (LDV/PNA)
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Bicolano writer Carlos Arejola passes away


NAGA CITY 7/20/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Bicolano writer Carlos A. Arejola has passed away due to a heart attack earlier today.

Among his initiatives are the the Premio Tomas Arejola Para sa Literaturang Bikolnon, the Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Workshop sa Pagsurat Bikol, Pili Banwaan Ko, Padangat Ko Cultural Heritage Society.

He was also the recipient of the Carlos Palanca Award for Literature, 2003 Gawad Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, and the 2002 Homelife Poetry Prize.

His works include Wala Akong Bitbit na Sawiang Puso Tuwing Naglalakbay; Si Miriam asin an Saiyang Samhod, Panlampaso, Pantrapo, asin Panhakbot nin Ati; and part of Boom, Boom, Boom An Mga Aki kan Camarinezoom.

He was a member of Kabulig Bikol Writer's Association, Sumaro Bikolnon, Philippine Center of the International PEN, Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas, and Child Labor Education Task Force (CLETF).
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Duterte warns Catanduanes drug suspects



President Rodrigo R. Duterte did not mince words when he warned the NBI director involved in the Catanduanes shabu laboratory that he will not be spared.

"May isa pa ditong NBI director...bantay ka sa akin. Yung sa Catanduanes," he said in his speech at the Malacanang last Monday.

"Sinesekreto niyo lang yan, 'di ninyo binabalita. Bilyon 'yun," he said.

The NBI Director, who was not named by Duterte in his speech, is Atty. Augusto Eric "Tay Eric" C. Isidoro.

Isidoro, according to the amended complaint filed by Ernesto Besmonte Tabor, Jr. last July 4 "masterminded the manufacture of dangerous drugs" in said facility.

The clandestine shabu laboratory could produce at least 300 kilos of the illegal drug per day.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Caltex to grant up to P100K for Bicol high school teachers selected in Fuel Your School program



NAGA CITY – The days of chalk and Manila paper are over as far as teaching Science and Math is concerned for the highest-need public high schools in the Bicol Region. Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants, and Southern Cross Distribution Inc. (SCDI), Caltex branded marketer, today launched Caltex Fuel Your School (FYS) to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning into the 21st century.

CPI Country Chairman Peter Morris said during the launch event of Caltex FYS in the Caltex station along Diversion Rd., Naga City, “From August 1 to September 30, 2017, for every 1-liter purchase of Caltex with Techron at any Caltex station in Bicol Region, we will donate one peso (P1) to support qualified projects in STEM subjects.”

CPI is allocating P3 million for the purchase of learning and teaching equipment for students and teachers in Bicol Region’s 30 highest-need public high schools. “Tomorrow’s engineers are today’s school children. Caltex Fuel Your School is a social investment that doesn’t just help us – it helps the communities where we operate. The jobs of tomorrow are important not only to the success of our business, but also to a country’s ability to compete in the global marketplace,” stated Morris.

“We are very grateful to find a partner in Southern Cross Distribution Inc. or SCDI that reflects Chevron’s values in the way we do business and the way we help communities. Aside from leveraging their network of 22 Caltex stations across Bicol, SCDI is also donating P1.5 million to the project in support of STEM and to challenge other businesses, especially those that rely on STEM workers, to support the same,” added Morris.

The multi-awarded Caltex FYS is in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), the American Chamber Foundation (ACF), and SCDI. The partners hope to boost the teaching of STEM subjects by equipping less privileged public high schools with quality learning materials.

The DepEd Region V office selected the highest-need public high schools in the region to participate in the campaign. AmCham will screen the proposed projects (to know more about the selection, visit Caltex Facebook page), with the resulting shortlisted schools’ projects to be posted on the Caltex FYS Facebook page for voting.

The target P3 million will be used to buy interactive multi-media projectors, LED TVs, laptops, tablets, WIFIs, lab equipment and other modern teaching aids.

Morris assures that Caltex FYS is set to fuel up STEM learning in more schools in the country every year. Aside from Bicol, the program has already raised P8 million over the past two years which is helping almost 200,000 high school students in Metro Manila and Davao better learn STEM.

“We are issuing a call-to-action to other businesses to join Chevron in supporting project-based learning methods to increase engagement in STEM and promote engineering design thinking in classrooms. This is not a small challenge, and the business community has to do its part. If we want to truly make a difference, we must all work together to provide educators with resources to interest students and prepare them for STEM related careers,” said Morris in his address.

CPI is committed to contribute to the development of education in the country through its long-term Energy for Learning initiative under which more and more programs are being created to provide learning and livelihood skills to disadvantaged people.
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