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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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dating VM Pastoral kan Nabua, naaksidente, gadan


NABUA, CSur 06/29/17 (Bicol Standard) – Binawian nin buhay si dating Vice Mayor Edgar Pastoral nin huli sa aksidente sa motorsiklo sa Barangay San Antonio digdi.

An incidente nangyari poco mas o menos alas 8:00 kasubanggui.

Nagluluwas sa report na inagda ni Pastoral si Sebastian Abinal, residente man kan banwaan na ini, para magbilar sa gadan.

Para madali na makaduman sa bilaran, nagkua sinda nin service na motorsiklo na lulunadan ninda.

Si Pastoral nagsuno sa motorsiklo ni Abinal. Dangan nag-ansyas na sindang mag paandar kan makina kan motorsiklo.

Dai pa nakakahale sa kinakamugtakan na lugar an saindang motorsiklo na lulunadan binudalan na sinda nin saro pang motorsiklo sa likodan.

Ini an pig ponan kan disgracia ki Pastoral asin sa saiyang kaibahan.

Huli kan pagkabundol ki dating Vice Mayor Pastoral asin sa saiyang kaibahan nahulog siya sa guilid kan tinampo asin nabagok an saiyang payo.

Idinalagan siya sa Santa Maria Josefa Hospital sa Nabua tanganing ipabulong.

Alagad, kasubagong alas 1:00 nin mag-omagahon, binawian siya nin buhay.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

No. 3 Most Wanted sa Goa, CSur, dakop na



NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) –An sinasabing ika tulong Most Wanted Person sa Goa, Camarines an nadakop na kan mga pulis sa Sitio Talaga, barangay Maybacal, Morong, Rizal.

Nabisto siya sa pangaran na Charold Gallego y Moreno, 37, may agom, residente kan nasambit na barangay.

Base sa mandamiento de aresto na firmado ni Judge Ma. Angela Acompanado-Arroyo kan Branch 58 kan Regional Trial Court sa San Jose, Camarines Sur, an suspechado nag-aatubang nin 3 counts nin Rape na bibistahan sa saiyang sala.

An casong ini iyo an Criminal Case Nos. T-4493 na mayong recomendadong fianza.

Dadarahon an akusado sa sala ni Judge Arroyo tanganing ipresentar na siya nadakop na.

Nadakop an akusado poco mas o menos alas 7:00 nin aga.
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6 na department heads kan Albay, rinibayan



LEGAZPI CITY —Nagpahayag nin pagkadisganar si Bokal Rolly Rosal kan ika duwang disrtrito kan Albay sa disisyon ni Gov. Al Francis Bichara na ribayan sa pwesto an anom (6) na pamayo nin departamento sa Provincia kan Albay.

Sinabi ni Rosal sa saiyang privilege speech na dai inotob ni Bichara an tamang proceso sa pagribay kan mga department heads afuera pa kan mayo nin itinaong rason kun nata ta sinda rinibayan.

Segun sa informante kan Bicol Standard, an mga hinaklas sa saindang pwesto iyo an mga pamayo kan Officina kan Provincial Health Office; Provincial Social Welfare Officer; Provincial Sports Office; Provincial Assessor ; Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office asin Provincial Human Resource Management Office.

Idinagdag kan bokal na an mga hinale sa pwestong mga official kan provincial may okupadong posisyon sa plantilla, kaya dai sinda pwedeng basta na sanang ribayan, na mayo nin magkakanigong rason.

Ipinaliwanag ni Rosal na an mga hinale na mga pamayo kan mga officina provincial pig numbrahan kan gobernador pagkatapos na sernehon an saindang papeles kan selection board asin oyonan kan Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Kun tinawan man sindang ibang trabaho, bako suboot na kapareyo kan saindang dating posisyon, mantang an iba, mayo nin itinaong trabaho para saiya.

Mientrastanto, an kasimbagan sa akusasyon ni Bokal Rosal, sinabi ni Danny Garcia, an parataram kan officina kan gobernador na “performance” an rason kun nata ta hinale sinda sa pwesto.

Sabi ni Garcia dai man sinda hinale bilang empleado, kundi tinawan sana nin bagong trabaho na mas angay sa sainda.

An obheto suboot ni Gob. Bichara para man sana sa mga constituentes kan provincia na nagkakaipo nin mas efffectibong servicio hale sa gobierno.
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Binadil sa Masbate, gadan



MASBATE (Bicol Standard) Sarong persona an nagadan kan siya badilon kasubagong alas P12:55 nin hapon (Junio 28) sa Sitio Salog, Barangay Danao, San Jacinto Masbate.

An report nan aka-abot sa pulis nagsasabi na an victima iyo si Randy Bartolata y Lignes, 44, residente kan nasambit na lugar.

Segun sa imbestigador nagpaabot nin informasyon si Cpl. Alwin B. Callada kan army na nakadistino sa Campo Masidlak, sa Sitio Padagu, Barangay Calipat-an, San Jacinto, dapit sa pagkabadil sa victima.

Mayo nin report hale sa record kan pulis kun sisay an suspechado sa nasambit na krimen.

Sabi kan pulis nagpapadagos pa an saindang pag-siyasat kan kasong ini.
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Lalaki nakuang nakabitay sa kisame


LIGAO CITY 6/28/17 (Bicol Standard) –Malipot nang bangkay si Sunny Balanrayos y Ogama, 38, residente kan P-7, Barangay Oma-oma, kan nareparo kan saindang mga pag-iriba sa harong.

An victima naheling na nakabitay sa kabaan kan saindang harong, segun sa ipinaabot na informasyon ni Jessa Orlina sa hepatura kan police digdi.

An incidente nadiscubre kan Martes na odto.

Sabi kan mga imbestigador naheling na sana an victima na nakagakod nin nylon sa saiyang liog na nakatakod sa kabaan kan saindang harong.

Mayo nin itinaong rason kun tano ta naghugot an victima.

An siring na incidente nin pagpapatiwakal kabale sa halawig nang listahan nin mga caso nin suicide na nanotaran sa Albay base sa blotter kan pulis.

May informasyon na nasabi na may problemang personal an victima na iyong guinikanan kan saiyang desisyon na tapuson na an saiyang buhay.
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Civil works for PHP7.2-M drug treatment facility in Albay start in July


Civil works for the construction of a PHP7.2-million drug rehabilitation center in Barangay (village) Tula-tula, Ligao City in Albay will start in July this year, according to Governor Al Francis Bichara.

He said in an interview on Tuesday (June 27), that the project had been bid out soon after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Council) approved the funds for the project.

“The site development plan is ready and now scheduled for bidding while the construction which will start in July, is expected to be finished by the end of August,” said Bichara.

He added the facility will be operational by the end of the year.

Bichara said the architectural design of the treatment center, which is seated on a one-hectare lot, is that of a two-story structure “of at least 10 big cargo aluminum 40-foot containers.”

Aside from the center, a separate administration and medical building will also be built in the drug rehabilitation center compound.

The construction cost for the rehabilitation center is PHP5 million while another PHP2.2 million will be spent for the administration and medical buildings.

Bichara said the funds were sourced from the Provincial General Fund.

He said provincial architects and engineers have designed the center as a “dormitory type” that could accommodate 150 drug dependents as patients.

“As a standard practice, the rehabilitation center could only accommodate patients with a severe drug problem,” Bichara said.

The site is located at the compound owned by the provincial government which is presently the headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Provincial Public Safety Company or PPSC.

Bichara said he doesn’t foresee any problem on security at the facility because of the presence of the PNP.

He said there are plans to put up in the adjacent lot a correctional facility for youth offenders to be manned by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Bichara said management of the rehabilitation center will be a joint effort of the Departments of Health, Social Welfare, PNP and provincial government.

During the second quarter council meeting of the Regional Peace and Order Council or RPOC on June 20 the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol reported that it has validated and assessed 38,234 drug surrenderers.

DOH-Bicol records showed that of the 38,234, there were 4,332 who belong to the low-risk category, 4,301-mild, 2,561-moderate and 557 deemed as “severe.”

It added that among the 557 in the severe category, there were 179 who had been referred for treatment at two existing rehabilitation treatment centers in Bicol, one in Malinao, Albay and another in San Fernando, Camarines Sur. (Mar S. Arguelles/PNA)
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'Hinulid' bags 4 Gawad Urian nominations


NAGA CITY 6/28/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Kristian Sendon Cordero's film 'Hinulid' has gotten four nominations in the 40th Gawad Urian of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino: Best Actress (Ms. Nora Aunor), Best Supporting Actor (Jess Mendoza), Best Production Design (Ryan Cuatrona and Celine Belino), and Best Sound (Mark Laccay).

This is according to the partial, unofficial list of 40th Gawad Urian nominees released on Tuesday by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP)

Hinulid tells the story of a woman who returns to the village of Kagbunga in the Bikol region carrying the ashes of her only son via the old train that circles her universe like the tandayag, the primordial serpent. In a filial act of mourning, she will reckon and reconcile the thin line that exists between tragedy and transcendence and prove and that even the most broken life can be restored to its moments.

"Nora played four roles in four films, but was singled out in Hinulid," Cordero, the film's director and writer, told the Bicol Standard.

This is another victory for Cordero, who was also recently selected as the writer-in-residence to represent the Philippines in the University of Iowa's International Writing Residency Program in the United States.

The awards night will be held on July 20, 2017.
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Albay gives 200K to displaced victims of Marawi siege


Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara has approved the 200 thousand pesos financial support of the Provincial Government of Albay to the distressed victims of the siege and bombings in Marawi City.

The amount has been authorized under Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Albay (SPA) resolution authored by Board Member Ralph Andes.

“Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara and the SPA commiserate with the victims of this act of terrorism, hence, extending financial assistance is indeed an opportune gesture of support to the affected families in Marawi City,” the resolution reads.

The fighting between government forces and the Maute Group left hundreds of casualties on both sides and forced thousands of residents to flee to neighboring towns and in nearby Iligan City since the siege erupted on May 23, 2017. The distressed residents are now housed in several evacuation centers.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Red tide alert up over Mandaon, Masbate waters


NAGA CITY 6/27/17 (Bicol Standard)--The coastal waters of Mandaon, Masbate have tested positive for the red tide toxin, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources announced yesterday.

All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the area are not safe for human consumption.

Meantime, fish, squids, shrimps and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.

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Ako Bicol proposes creation of nat'l dengue prevention, control program


A partylist lawmaker at the House of Representatives has filed a bill seeking the creation of a National Dengue Prevention and Control Program to reduce the incidence of dengue cases in the country.

AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe filed House Bill 3730 to control and eliminate the proliferation of dengue dubbed as the “Anti-Dengue Act”, as he warned against dengue fever with the onset of the rainy season.

According to Department of Health (DOH) data, a total of 35,973 dengue cases were recorded nationwide from January 1 to May 20 this year, which is 31.8 percent lower compared to the 52,780 dengue cases recorded within the same period last year.

“This policy measure is in cognizance with the current efforts of the Department of Health to reduce the cases of dengue fever cases and approach the problem in a much more rudimentary level,” Batocabe said.

“Most dengue fever cases are transmitted among family members, mainly due to poor waste collection and incorrect practices of water storing,” he added.

Under the bill, the National Dengue Prevention and Control Program shall implement various component activities, such as regular clean-up drives in barangays, schools, and government offices.

It shall also conduct programs on dengue awareness, self-protection, and prevention, dengue consultation in health centers, and information and education campaign on the prevention and control of dengue.

The bill mandates the DOH through its National Center for Disease Prevention and Control to spearhead the implementation of the National Dengue Prevention and Control Program.

Furthermore, the Department of Science and Technology, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Education, Metro Manila Development Authority, and Department of Environment and Natural Resources shall aid DOH with the dengue-related component activities and conduct ancillary projects to combat dengue.

If the bill is enacted into law, a fine of PHP2,000 shall be meted to households, business establishments, government offices, and schools that would fail to reduce the dengue breeding grounds in their areas. (Filane Mikee Cervantes/PNA)
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Lalaki binadil sa Palanas, Masbate



MASBATE (Bicol Standard) Mayong nakabisto sa nagbadil, gadan ki Eddie Botero y Andeza, 39, na residente kan Purok 6, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Palanas, Masbate.

Nangyari an krimen kasuodmang alas 10:0 nin bangui sa Barangay Sta. Cruz sa banwaan na ini.

Susug sa report na naka-abot sa Palanas Municipal Police Station, an victima nagadan tulos sa lugar kan krimen.

An mga criminal dai nabisto kan mga nakaheling kan incidente.

Padagos pa an pag-siyasat kan mga pulis sa nangyaring krimen.
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Dai bistong lalaki, binadil, gadan sa Baleno, Masbate




MASBATE (Bicol Standard) – Mayong esperansang mabuhay an lalaki na dai pa nabibisto an pangaran na binadil kasubagong alas 5:15 nin hapon (Junio 26) sa Valdemoro Compound, Baleno, Masbate.

An suspechado iyo si Gerald Salvador Valdemoro y Chavez, 29, residente kan Licup St., Barangay Poblacion, sa banwaan kan Baleno.

Ginamit na armas na ginamit kan suspechado sa pag gadan kan victima iyo an calibre 45 na pistol na may markang Para Ordnance.

An nasambit na badil may sarong magazine na may kargang anom na bala.

Mayo pang nagluluwas na testigo sa krimen.

Segun sa mga imbestigador dai pa ninda aram an motibo kan krimen.

Nadakop kan pulis an suspechado asin yaon ngonian sa carcel kan pulis digdi.

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117 hectares of prime lots in Naga City claimed by Rodriguez heir

NAGA CITY 6/26/17 (Bicol Standard)--The entire Central Business District II in barangay Triangulo in and other parcels of land in this city are being claimed by the attorney-in-fact of Henry F. Rodriguez, the court-declared heir of the Rodriguez estate.


In a press conference this morning here, Salvacion Colarina-Bance, the grantee, announced that they are informing the owner of business establishments occupying the real properties covered by lot plan 117 Cad. 290 Naga Cadastre of the final and executory decision of the Supreme Court.

Said decision "granted special authority to Don Henry F. Rodriguez the following acts: (1) to sell, dispose and to recover all the real properties, included in the judicial inventories, issued by the Supreme Court; (2) to fence, conduct relocation survey, segregation and re-titling; and (3) to execute said acts, in order to perfect the imperfect title in favor of Rodriguez estate."

Furthermore, Colarina-Bance said they "are notifying the public to stop transacting with anybody who still continues to execute and use the document of Rodriguez estate to fool unsuspecting victims."

They are also making "a warning to the occupants, especially those who received notices to negotiate with the authorized representatives of Rodriguez estates to avoid force implementation of the court directives."


Colarina-Bance said their basis is Royal Decree No. 01-4, which awarded the Titulo Propiedad de Terrenos to Don Hermogenes R. Rodriguez being the gobernadorcillo de Manila as a gift from his cousin Queen Isabela II of Spain.

She said they have already posted various notices on said property, however, the same were removed a day after they were posted.

She added that they want to help the occupants of said parcels of land, and not eject them from the property.
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

2 lalaki, dakop sa droga sa Goa, CSur



GOA, CSur (Bicol Standard) Pinusasan na tulos kan mga pulis sinda BJ Colasito y Valencia, 24 asin R Colasito y Valencia, 20, pareyong taga Barangay Sagpon, Tigaon, Camarines Sur na nadakop kan mga pulis sa.

Nadakop sinda sa Barangay Bagumbayan Grande sa banwaan na ini, kasubanguing alas 8:10, kan mag positibo an buy bust operation kan mga awtoridad.

Segun sa report, dinulok tulos an duwa kan mga pulis na kaiba sa buy bust, kan mag ppsitibong nakabakal nang shabu an ginamit na paon sa pag bakal nin shabu.

An mga suspechado iyo an suspechadong regular na para dara nin droga sa banwaan na ini.

Yaon man sinda sa listahan kan mga awtoridad na halawig nang nasa listahan kan surveillance operation.

Si P/CInsp. Rodolfo Oliver Jr., an hefe kan pulis digdi an namayo kan grupo na nag conducer kan buy bust operation.

Dinara sa presinto kan pulis an mga suspechado kabale an illegal na droga asin illegal drug paraphernalia.

Pig hahanda na ngonian an casong isasangat sa mga suspechado.
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5 katawo dakop sa buy bust sa Naga City

NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) – Dinakop kan mga pulis an 5ng personas na yaon sa B5 Lodging House, sa Magsaysay Avenue, Barangay Balatas, digdi kasubagong ala 1:00 nin hapon, (Junio 25) sa buy bust operation.



Kabale sa tinuklo kan mga awtoridad iyo sinda Princess Lucas y Valera, Franco Mesa y Garcia, Ramon Garcia y De Leon, Rey Earn Reyta y Guinto asin Leonard Casaul y Bongat.

An operasyon kan pulis en conection sa orog na pinakusog na kampanya contra sa illegal na droga, na lakop pa guiraray ngonian, apisar kan igot nang kampanya.

Nakua sa saindang poder an mga pigtutubodan na shabu, illegal drug paraphernalia, celphone, gunting, asin iba pang mga gamit, kabale an kantidad P520.00 na paon sa buy bust operation.

Segun sa report haloy nang pig hihinirib an nasambit na lugar huli sa mga reports na ginigibo ining estambayan kan mga imbuelto sa illegal na droga.

Yaon ngonian sa hepatura kan pulis an 5 mientras na pighahalat an pagsangat sainda nin caso sa pagbalga kan R.A. 9165, an Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Akusado nin BP 22 sa Naga City, arestado


NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) - Dinakop kan pulis si Maricar San Vicente y Alcaba, taga Grandview Heights Subd., sa Barangay Pacol digdi huli sa mandamiento de aresto na firmado ni Judge Jocelyn P. Gamboa-Delos Santos kan Brach 4 kan MTCC.

Si San Vicente may inaatubang na kasong 21ng counts nin pagbalga kan BP 22, na mas bisto sa apod na Bouncing Checks Law.

Dinara sa Custodial Facility kan Police Station 3 an akusado, antes na isuko siya sa MTCC.

Mantang bibistahan an kaso tinugotan kan jusgado an akusado na mag fianza.
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Police exec says crime index in Bicol down by 20.5%


LEGAZPI CITY—A ranking official of the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO5) said the crime index in the Bicol region went down by 20.52 percent during the first five months of this year compared to the same period last year.

This was disclosed by Sr. Supt. Cirilo Trilles, chief of operation division of PRO5, who presented the data during a meeting of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC).

Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal, RPOC head, convened the second quarter meeting of the council that was attended by heads of key local government units, government agencies and units of the Philippine National Police.

Trilles said the help of various government agencies, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the people in the communities themselves contributed to the decrease in the index crime.

He said that for the period January to May 2017, there was a decrease in the index crime to 3,235 cases from the 4,070 cases for the same period in 2016.

He said there was a downtrend in the incidence of most crimes cases such as theft-31.4 percent; cattle rustling-27.7 percent; robbery-25.6 percent; rape-25.6 percent; homicide-17.6 percent; and physical injury-2.1 percent.

Trilles, however, said their data showed that for the period compared there was 3 percent increase in the murder cases this year compared to last year.

He said PRO5 recorded 171 cases from January to May 2017 compared to 166 for the same period in 2016 for a 3.01 percent increase.

Trilles noted also that there was a very minimal decrease in the incidence of theft of cars and motorcycles, which went down by just “.86 percent.”

PRO5 records showed there were 116 cases of cars and motorcycles that were lost to theft or “carnapping and motornapping” from January to May in 2016 compared to 115 cases for the same period this year. (Jorge Hallare/PNA)
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Posts on highway worry motorists

Photo by Oscar Esmenda/BICOLSTANDARD.COM
NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard)—Motorists plying the national highway between the towns of Magarao and Bombon have raised their concern over the life-threatening danger posed by the electric and telco posts, which are now in the middle of the road due to an ongoing road-widening project.

"The national highway is an accident-prone area in the offing," claimed a motorist who frequents said highway in an interview by the Bicol Standard.

"Those concerned must not wait until it claims a life, or worse, lives," he added.

In a separate interview, Rolly Pante of Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative (CASURECO II) said they have no available funds for the relocation of said posts.

Pante said this is a ticklish issue that they already tossed to the DPWH to settle.

A police officer of Bombon, Camarines Sur who requested anonymity told the Bicol Standard that they will make the recommendation to the proper authorities that the relocation of the posts be expedited.

"This can cause major traffic accidents," he said.
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All cut logs accounted for --DE Roces


NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard)—Representatives of the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have both clarified that the logs recently cut from Magsaysay Avenue were not sold to furniture shops, contrary to reports of the same.

In an interview with the Bicol Standard, District Engineer Rebecca Roces of the Camarines Sur 2nd Engineering District said there is no way they would permit such irregularity.

She called upon the employees involved to personally shed light on the issue.

It was explained that some of the cut logs were brought to Barangay Del Rosario and Barangay Carolina in Naga City for DepEd's Project Silya.

Some, meanwhile, were taken to a furniture shop in Palestina, Pili, with whom they have entered into a verbal agreement to have the logs made into chairs and other office property for the DENR.

"Everything is documented. Everything is accounted for," Roces assured the public.

Forester Apolonio Gonzales of the DENR also confirmed Roces' statement, adding that they were even directed by the CENRO to monitor the activities so that no such irregularities would occur.

Previously, trees were cut from Magsaysay Avenue as a safety measure for motorists.
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Daet town officials may face graft raps



DAET, Camarines Norte (Bicol Standard)—Former Mayor Tito Sarion and other past and present local officials are on the receiving end of the continuing controversy regarding the acquisition of the Waste Diversion Scheme.

Sarion, it would be recalled, loaned P20 million from the Land Bank of the Philippines for the project located at Barangay Bibirao, this town.

The loan covered the cost of supply and installation of Fiber Reinforced Plastic Board System for non-biodegradable waste and Quick Composting System for biodegradable waste.

Furthermore, it included the technology fee of P10 million, and technical training and technology transfer fee of P550,000.00.



Controversy



The controversy stems from the alleged failure of the LGU to study and evaluate the contract properly which gave rise to irregularities and anomalies.

Regarding the project, Roberto Asistin Albia, a resident of this town, wrote to Mayor Benito Ochoa, to seek investigation on the Waste Diversion Scheme.

He (Albia) pointed out in his letter: “In the separation of the biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage alone, LGU Daet spent the amount of ELEVEN MILLION NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND PESOS (P11,970,000.00).

He said the purported technical training and technology transfer also allegedly did not take place.

He added that there was no negotiated procurement, which is required by Section 35.5 of the IRR of R.A. 9184.

ano ngaya ta an ecogreen valiant alternatives corporation binayadan nin P350,000 para sa training kan mga mahandle kan fiber-reinforced plastic board system

P200,000 para sa quick composting system

“And now, who will pay the loan? This town (DAET) will be left paying the P20,000,000.00 that is overpriced, worthless and useless for generations to come,” Albia wrote.

Ochoa then assured Albia: “We will exhaust all means in determining whether or not the project is tainted with anomalies and irregularities, and who should be held liable therefor.”


Explanations



Following Albia’s query, Ochoa directed all the members of the Bids and Award Committee (BAC) during the previous administration to submit their written explanation.

The former members of the Bids and Award Committee (BAC) during the previous administration are: Engr. Jesus Thomas L. Fernandez Jr., Chairman Santiago M. Mella Jr., Ronnel C. Yu, Juan L. Daria Jr., and Engr. Carmichael S. De Alva.

All the three former BAC members, except for Engr. Carmichael S. Aliva who was on official leave of absence, submitted their replies.

In their answer, they categorically stated that they all acted within the ambit of their mandate.

Meanwhile, Ramon R. Ramos, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) told Mayor Benito S. Ochoa that he could not believe what he saw when he inspected the Bibirao dumpsite.

“There was a pile of garbage so enormous that it has already reached 30 meters in height from the road level,” he said.

“It’s a terrible mess,” he added.

He (Ramos) claimed he was surprised why his name was included in the list of employees who were directed to shed light regarding the alleged anomalies, when in fact he had no involvement in the project.

Meanwhile, Daet has been repeatedly warned by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Office of the Ombudsman, pursuant to Republic Act No. 9003.

Bicol Standard's source learned that an anti-crime watchdog is now in possession of various documents regarding the alleged highly-irregular transactions involving former and incumbent town officials.

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Harong nin negosyante sa Sta. Elena, CNorte sinalakat


DAET, Camarines Norte 6/23/17 (Bicol Standard) – Mayong nakabisto kan personang imbuelto sa nagsalakat sa harong ni Marites Pida y Ona, kan Martes, sa pag-oltanan kan oras na alas 8:00 nin banggui hasta alas 2:00 nin mag-omagahon kan Martes (Julio 20).

An residencia kan victima yaon sa Purok 6, Sitio Cambulong, Barangay Basiad, Sta. Elena, Camarines Norte.

Base sa report kan pulis, si Pida, 57, negosyante, taga Sariaya, Quezon, alagad yaon sa Sta. Elena nagbugtak kan saiyang negosyo.

An nagsalakat kan victima nakalaog sa harong sa paagi kan pagraot kan kisame na duman naglusot.

Kan makalaog na sa harong, nag derecho sa cuarto kan victima dangan kinua an cash na kantidad P8,000.00 na nasasaray sa sulong-sulong asin iba pang mga gamit.

Nag-oosisa pa an mga awtoridad kun sisay an naggibo kan pagsalakat sa victima.
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Soldados hale sa Masbate ipapadara sa Mindanao


NAGA CITY 6/23/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Mapadara nin dagdag na sarong battalion na soldados hale sa Bicol duman sa Marawi City, kun magpapadagos an guerra sa Marawi City.

Iyo ini an pigconfirmar kasuodma ni Capt. Randy Llunar, hefe kan Division of Public Affairs Office, 9th Division, PA sa mga miembros kan media.

Pig-aadalan an posibilidad na an mga miembros kan Army na distino sa Masbate, sa 2nd Infantry Battalion an i-susulong sa guerra, segun pa ki Capt. Llunar.

An 2nd IB an napili na ipadara sa Marawi City ta bago pa sana sinda matapos kan saindang refresher training.

Mientrastanto, pinara ni Llunar an pagduda asin paghadit kan iba, ta dai makulang an mga soldados sa Bicol maski pa magpadara nin dugang na fuerza sa Mindanao.

Sa kapareyong declarasyon, sinabi kan army na dakul pa an matatada sa Bicol na mga miembros kan army na masustinir kan laban kan gobierno sa mga rebelde, orog na sa islang provincia kan Masbate.

Carculadong 500 na soldados hale sa Masbate an pig eestira na dadarahon sa Marawi City.

Enot kaini, an army sa Bicol nagparada na sa Mindanao kan mga soldados na miembros kan 42ndIB, 49th IB asin 65th IB.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

LGU Sorsogon is NCCA partner for arts, culture



SORSOGON CITY 6/21/2017 (Bicol Standard)--The province of Sorsogon was named a local government unit (LGU) partner of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) at the 30th NCCA Founding Anniversary.

The LGU was recognized for its realization of programs, projects and activities that showcase Philippine culture, arts, traditions, and heritage.

"Magandang balita!" said Gov. Bobet Lee Rodrigueza as he announced the same.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

P285B Manila-Bicol railways project pushes thru under Duterte admin


President Rodrigo Duterte is set to officially approve by the end of this month the PHP285 billion South line of the North-South Railway Project (NSRP) that will provide reliable rail system between Bicol and Manila.

After several hitches in the past, and after being reportedly stricken out of the Department of Transportation’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) list due to funding and investment problems, Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda said the project will finally push through under the Duterte administration.

Salceda said the project will start this year, this time under a different procurement method, since it “remains a priority investment project of the national government” and a vitally urgent infrastructure for Southern Luzon.

It was reclassified under direct expenditure scheme, which means the national government and Congress “would find ways to look for the needed financing to implement it, said Salceda, senior vice chair of the House ways and means committee.

The project which will be completed by 2021, within the term of President Duterte, involves new sets of railway tracks from Tutuban to Legazpi City in Albay, then to Matnog in Sorsogon, crossing the Southern Tagalog region and mainland Bicol.

He said Japan and China have both recently pledged commitments to the project.

“As I have been advised, the Tutuban-Los Banos line would be financed (and therefore implemented) by Japan and the Los Banos-Matnog would be financed by China. This is a critical and central project of President Duterte,” said Salceda who recently had consultation meetings with Socio Economic Planning Sec. Ernesto Pernia, Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Deputy Director General Rolando G. Tungpalan.

The NSRP south line was one of three railway projects approved by the NEDA-Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) during the joint technical board and Cabinet Committee meeting last June 1. It was approved in 2015 by the Bicol Regional Development Council which Salceda chaired, and endorsed to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Inter-agency Coordinating Committee for PPP. It was approved by the NEDA Board on February 16, 2015.

Salceda said the South Railway Line, when completed, will vastly improve connectivity and efficiency among urban centers and regional growth hubs and thus enhance productivity in the industry, services and agriculture sectors, and will further boost Bicol’s tourism by as much as 30 percent which forms part of the predicted 24% economic returns it will bring to the countryside when fully operationalized.

The lawmaker, one of the most ardent proponents of the project, said the NRSP South Line completes Albay’s multi-modal transport model -- air, sea, road and rails – and is expected to unlock the huge potentials of Bicol, particularly Albay, Bicol’s regional center and hub.

It is also expected to cut by half the present 12-hour Manila-Legazpi travel time and at the same time provide commuters a comfortable and reliable transport system. Its proposed PHP1,300 fare per passenger is deemed reasonable enough.

“The project will likewise expand trade and open more investment opportunities that will make Bicol’s agricultural and processed products more competitive in the markets of Divisoria, and in bringing in needed inputs to our industries, and basic commodities to our households. Tourism will receive the biggest boost from it, hiking tourist flow -- domestic tourism by 30% and foreign arrivals by 10% -- since a train ride from Manila to Legazpi is an attraction by itself,” Salceda added.

The new railways system involves seven train sets, 66 stations and 10 daily trips that will ferry some 316,000 passengers per day, when it opens in 2020.

Rail transport between Manila and Bicol is considered practical and convenient for students, vacationists, traders and workers. (PNA)
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Fake Bicolano mayor arrested in Manila


A man who ran for mayor but lost in the polls was arrested after allegedly posing to be the local chief executive of Uson, Masbate was arrested for a string of alleged estafa cases.

Lino Espinosa Lim, Jr., who hails from said town, introduced himself as having close ties with President Rodrigo Duterte, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, and lawyer Fred Lim of the Philippine Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

His most recent victim lost the amount of P14.5 million to him, the National Bureau of Investigation said.

Lim was apprehended by virtue of arrest warrants issued by the Mandaluyong and Paranaque regional trial courts.

He is presently detained at the NBI.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Jeepney drivers slam City Hall

For refusal to implement ordinance




NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard)--Jeepney drivers and operators here have raised howl over the city government’s apparent unwillingness and negligence to implement Ordinance No. 2006-005 or “An ordinance regulating the operation of trimobile units for hire along national roads within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Naga, and prescribing penalties for violation thereof.”

In a recent meeting called by the City Hall, the jeepney drivers and operators voiced out their concerns over the presence of trimobiles on national roads.

The City Hall, through Councilor Lito del Rosario, invited the drivers and operators to remind them of their obligations to the SSS and BIR.

Also invited was the representative of the LTFRB, who did not appear during the meeting.

Aldrick Punzalan, speaking for the drivers’ and operators’ group said that it is difficult for the jeepney drivers and operators to religiously comply with their obligations because their revenues are being tremendously depleted due to the illegal operation of the trimobiles on national highways.

“To make matters worse, the City continuously approves additional franchises to e-trikes. The City said the e-trikes are only at an experimental stage. But the experimentation has been going on for so long. First there were the yellow e-trikes, then the green, the white, and the blue.”

“The continuing approval of the franchise of these e-trikes plus the negligence to implement the city ordinance that regulates the operation of tricycles along national roads are probably the main reasons why Naga City’s roads have become so congested with traffic,” Punzalan opined.

“With the unpredictable rise of the prices of gasoline, along with the aforementioned factors, it has become increasingly difficult for jeepney drivers and operators to comply with their responsibilities,” he added.

Ordinance no. 2006-005 mandates: “Trimobile units operating under the Regular Franchise are also allowed to operate along National Roads inside the Central Business District (CBD-1) and other areas within the City’s territorial jurisdiction except in the followings, to wit: National Road (San Felipe portion) –from Peñafrancia Cemetery towards Barangay San Felipe and the upper Barangays. National Road (Concepcion Pequeña to Del Rosario portion) – from the junction of Magsaysay Avenue– Roxas and Panganiban Drive towards Barangay Del Rosario. Along Roxas Avenue (Diversion Road) National Road (Magsaysay Avenue Portion) - From corner of Basilica Road-Dayangdang Street and Magsaysay Avenue towards Roxas.”

“The foregoing prohibitions shall not apply to trimobile units with valid Regular Franchise under the following circumstances, to wit: On special trips provided no passenger is on board on the way back from point of destination. On emergency cases to and from point of destination. Within the period from 9:00 o’clock in the evening to 5:00 o’clock in the morning. When crossing thru the following areas, to wit: - along the Roxas Avenue from CBD II Primo Outpost to ALDP Compound and vice versa,” it continues.

Apart from the ordinance, it will be noted that there is an existing national law that bans tricycles and pedicabs along national highways.

Road signs that tricycles are not allowed on said national roads have also been put up.

Last year, Mayor John Bongat ordered, through Task Force COMET (City Ordinance Monitoring and Enforcement Team), the strict implementation of some ordinances which have not been strictly enforced.

“But what use to us are an ordinance, a national law, Task Force COMET, and road signs when the law is not being implemented?” Punzalan questioned.

"We fervently hope our concern is addressed in the soonest possible time,” he said. “We earnestly want to cooperate with the government, but they should also protect our welfare by implementing the law which was crafted for the common good.”
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Execution Pending Appeal sa protesta ni Polinga, aprub kan RTC


NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) – Tinugotan kan Branch 63 kan Regional Trial Court sa Calabanga, Camarines Sur an Petition for Execution Pending appeal na pabor sa Election Protest Case na isinangat ni Carina Ramos-Polinga contra ki Alcalde Sandy Ondis kan Siruma, Camarines Sur.

An gustong sabihon kaini, inaprobaran ni RTC Judge Pedro Redona si kahagadan ni Polinga na tugotan siyang mag-asumir na sa pwesto bilang tunay na nanggana sa ralaban sa cargong alkalde sa Siruma sa election na ginibo kan Mayo 9, 2016.

Sa intrevista kan BICOL STANDARD ki Gilbert Morandarte, an abogado ni Polinga, saiyang sinabi na pugol na ni Polinga an desisyon na firmado ni RTC Judge Redona na minatugot na ipasunod na an desisyon.

Sa pigsusunod na procedemiento sa arog kaining kaso, tinatawan an nadaog sa election protest, nin 20ng aldaw, makakua nin injunction, tanganing mapugol an pagpa-otob kan Order for Execution Pending Appeal, segun ki Morandarte.

Idinagdag ni Morandarte sa BICOL STANDARD, na nag-file na nin Petition For Certiorari na may kasabay na pangadyeon na magpaluwas nin injunction an Comelec duman sa Manila.

Hinahagad ni Ondis na an Comelec mag-issue tulos nin injunction para maolang an bakong pabor sa desisyon na mag-issue an Comelec nin injunction, contra sa pabor na desisyon ki Polinga.

Segun ki Morandarte, naghahalat lang sinda kan mga masunod na pagdangog kan caso. An importante sana ta an saiyang cliente na si Karen Polinga gana sa election protest asin an RTC nag-sugo nang magkaigwa nin Execution Pending Appeal kan desisyon.
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UNC College of Law, mayong Dean?


Pighahanap pa ngonian kan mga estudiante sa University of Nueva Caceres kun sisay an matukaw na bagong Dean kan College of Law sa saindang eskwelahan.

Ini, pagkatapos na dai na mag-renew kan saiyang contrata bilang dean si Atty. Gilbert Morandarte kan mag “paso” si sarong taon na saiyang pinirmahan kan katapusan kan Mayo.

Sabi Morandarte dai man siya hinale asin dai man nag-resign bilang Dean kan College of Law.

Kundi, dai na siya nag firma liwat sa sarong taon na contrata para pugolan an nasambit na eskwelahan sa abogacia.

Maroromdoman na an UNC saro sa mga eskwelahan na nag oofrecir nin cursong abogacia sa Bicol na may halangkaw na porciento kan saindang mga eskwela an nakaka pasar sa bar examination.

Sa nakalihis na bar, labing 40 na mga nag graduar sa UNC an naka pasar sa masakit na examination na itinatao sa laog nin 4 na Domingo.

Kan hinapot si Morandarte kun tano ta dai na siya nag firma sa bagong contrata, bilang Dean, naghuyom sana ini, asin habo na magtaram kan saiyang nasaboot.

Poon ngonian na taon, an UNC college of Law igwa nan in ka-kompetensya, ta an Ateneo de Naga, nag bukas na man kan saindang College of Law.
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BDO, may patanid sa mga depositors


NAGA CITY 6/16/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Ipinahayag kan Banco de Oro (BDO) Unibank kasubago, na an saindang automated teller machines (ATMs) “potentially compromised,” na maresulta sa paper losses sa ibang mga cliente ninda.

An BDO nag-asigurar sa publico na mayo nin dapat ikahadit, ta makukua ninda an saindang cuarta kun may nangyaring siring na problema.

Iyo ini an pahayag kasubagong hapon ni Romeo “Bob” de Vera, an saro sa mga bank managers kan BDO sa Naga City, na kaolay kan BICOL STANDARD.

Sabi sa news release kan BDO sa Manila, an mga ATMs, kun minsan, nagkakaigwa talaga nin problema.

An parateng problema iyo an inaapod nindang “skimming” na kun saen hinahabon kan mga bentahoso asin madaya an card credentials. Ini sa paagui kan pag gamit nin devices na itinatakod sa ATM machines, asin ginagamit ninda sa dai awtorisadong pag withdraw nin cuarta.

An bareta asin patanid na ini, kasunod kan nagluwas na report hale sa nagkapirang cardholders.

Nangyari ini sarong semana makalihis an duwang aldaw na “glitch” sa Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), na resulta kan “internal data error,” na si ibang mga deposito sa banko nagdagdag mantang an iba na-inaan.

An mga customers pig aavisohan na kun may mga dai awtorisadong transaction, makipag coordinar tulos sa sainda, para an saindang caso tulos ma-imbestigaran.

Kun igwa nin mga nabawas sa saindang deposito, ini re-reimbursaran kan BDO.
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DILG urges LGUs to prepare for La Niña



The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges all local government units (LGUs) to take the necessary actions in preparation for La Niña that is now being closely monitored by the state weather agency.

In its seasonal climate outlook, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is now keeping watch on the development of La Nina as the tropical Pacific continues to exhibit cooler than average sea surface temperatures.

In a memorandum circular, DILG officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy directed provincial governors, city or municipal mayors and barangay chairmen to convene their respective Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (LDRRMCs) and conduct pre-disaster risk assessment especially for flood-prone and landslide-risk areas.

Cuy also urged local chief executives (LCEs) to prepare and review their current La Niña action plans/Oplan Tag-ulan Plans submitted to the DILG field offices and evaluate if local preparedness measures are adequate based on PAGASA’s La Niña forecast.

The LCEs were advised to closely coordinate with PAGASA for timely weather updates, and with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) for adequate information on the threat of flooding and rainfall-induced landslides within their respective areas of responsibility.

They were also advised to undertake early preparedness actions for La Niña as stated based on the Operation Listo manuals developed by the DILG.

Likewise, Cuy ordered all DILG Regional Offices to convene a Disaster Preparedness Committee Meeting for La Niña of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and prepare or evaluate their respective La Niña Regional Action Plans. (PTR/PNA)
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

“Insurgency related” an serye nin garadanan sa Sorsogon




SORSOGON (Bicol Standard) - Poon sana kan Marso ngonian na taon kan mag collapse an peace talks entre kan NDF -News People’s Army (NPA) asin kan gobierno, 8 na an ginadan sa Matnog, Sorsogon.

Segun sa pahayag ni Sorsogon PNP Provincial Director PSrSupt. Ronaldo Cabral, malinaw na insurgency related an garadanan, sa Sorsogon.

Maroromdoman na afuera kan mga incidenteng nangyari sa Matnog, arog kan pag-badil, gadan kan retiradong pulis digdi, ngonian sanang semana binadil sa saindang residencia an sarong barangay kagawad sa Gubat.

Kan sarong Bangui, binadil an Punong barangay sa Irosin, Sorsogon.

Nagpahayag si Cabral na hinohorot niyang magkaigwa nin “localized” peace talks sa provincia.

Hinagad niya an tabang kan mga nanunungdan, simbahan, taga media, civil society groups, civilian, para magpatahaw asin mag-initiar nin negosasyon entre kan mga rebelde asin representantes kan gobierno.

“Pwede akong makipag olay sainda, maski anong oras,” sabi ni Cabral.

“Pilipino contra Pilipino. Kita-kita man sana an nag gagaradanan. Dapat makahanap nin magdadanay na solusyon tanganing makabwelta an matinong na sitwasyon,” sabi niya sa intrevista kan Bicol Standard, kasubangui.
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Naghabas nin damulag sa Lagonoy, isinumbong



LAGONOY, CSur (Bicol Standard) Masangat nin reklamo si Eddie Martillano, 56, contra ki Ramon Pempeno, na ipig-osip sa pulis na naghabon kan saiyang damulag na nawara, mientras na naka-gakod sa poon nin niyog.

An akusasyon ni Martillano, nagpupuntariya ki Pempenyo na iyong responsable sa pagkawara kan saiyang ataman na hayop.

Sabi sa report, pighahanda na ngonian an casong pagbalga kan P.D. 533 (Anti-Cattle Rustling Act) contra ki Pempeno, na ipig dududo kan kagsadire na iyo an may kasalan.

Nangyari an krimen kan sarong aldaw (Junio 13), alagad ngonian pa sanang aldaw ipig osip sa mga awtoridad.

An krimen nangyari sa Barangay Guibahoy digdi.

Nagpapadagos pa an pag-imbestigar kan pangyayaring ini.
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Akusado nin Child Abuse sa Libmanan, nadakop



NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) Pugol na ngonian kan pulis si Ruzzel Adorna y Arellano, 21, na taga Barangay Patag, Libmanan, Camarines Sur na may inaatubang na kasong pagbalga kan R.A. 7610 na mag bisto sa apod na (Child Abuse exploitation and discrimination).

Si Adorna tinakma kan mga awtoridad kasubagong ala 1:45 nin hapon, huli sa mandamiento de aresto na firmado ni Judge Manuel G. Salumbides kan Branch 56 kan Regional Trial Court (RTC) sa Libmanan.

May pig rekomendar na fianzang kantidad P80,000.00 an jusgado para sa temporaryong libertad kan akusado.

Yaon pa siya sa hepatura kan pulis mantang hinahalat na isuko siya sa Regional Trial Court.
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Trimobile driver gadan kan magbudal sa jeep

NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) Nagadan an driver kan tricycle na nagbudal sa pampasaherong jeep aksidente kasubagong alas 6:40 nin aga, sa Barangay Sta. Maria, Iriga City.




An victima iyo si Faustino Mape y de la Cruz, 57, taga Barangay Sagrada, Iriga City.

An saiyang mga pasahero iyo an minasunod: Clarissa Mape y Turalde, 25, Romeo Turalde y Nacario, 22, asin Seth Kayeraro Gagabuan y Mape, gabos nag eestar sa Barangay Sagrada, kan Ciudad nin Iriga.

Sabi sa imbestigasyon si Mape nagdadalagan sa tinampo hale sa Iriga City pasiring sa Ocampo, Camarines Sur.

Nakasabatan niya an pampasaherong jeep na pigmamaneho ni Jeyralain Bravante y Nacario, 50, na taga Barangay Sagrada, Iriga City.

Malinaw sa report na an driver kan trimobile na si Mape iyo an maysala ta linaog niya an linya kan jeep na kasabatan, asin makusog na nakabudal sa vehiculo.

An ibang mga pasahero kan tricycle igwang mga rungas sa lawas kaya dinara sa Lourdes Hospital, sa Barangay San Roque, Iriga City.

Alagad an driver na si Mape, ipig declarar na “dead on arrival” sa hospital, kasubagong alas 7:10 nin aga.

An driver kan pampasaherong jeep dai nakulgan sa nangyaring aksidente.

Yaon siya ngonian sa hepatura kan pulis para sa magkakanigong imbestigasyon.
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P980M allotted to CNorte under 'Build, Build, Build' program


The Department of Public Works and Highways has allocated P980 million for 87 various infrastructure projects in this province under the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program.

DPWH District Engineer Ricardo R. Gutierrez said that under the Build, Build, Build program, they were instructed to facilitate government projects funded under the General Appropriations Act 2017.

He said that of the 87 projects this year, 13 are national roads including projects of the Department of Tourism, eight bridges, seven river controls, five water supply, 37 multi-purpose buildings and facilities, 16 local roads, 17 rain water collector systems and a drainage system.

Of the 87 projects, 11 multi-purpose buildings and five local roads were completed while others were on procurement, perfection and on-going.

By the end of June 2017, all projects should be in “absorbed capacity” and 30 percent of the budget must be disbursed, he said.

Last year, of the 112 various infrastructure projects targeted 105 were completed.

Aside from this, under the Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF) from year 2014-2016, the DPWH completed 449 classrooms out of 785 targets for the K-12 program of the Department of Education. This year, a total of 575 classrooms under the BEFF were targeted.

At least 16 farm-to-market roads of the Department of Agriculture (DA) were targeted this year while 14 FMR were completed out of 15 listed last year.

Meanwhile, two projects are on-going for the health facilities which were targeted last year.

The DPWH also requested additional funds to finance preliminary detailed engineering for soil exploration as the basis for the foundation of design of school buildings.

Classrooms were designed for disaster proof and the district office has secured listings of areas that are “No Build Zone” from the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau and Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils.

He urged the public to cooperate when projects are being implemented in their area. If there are problems or issues, the DPWH maybe contacted at hotline numbers 09177606582 (Globe) and 09096858178 (Smart). (by Rosalita B. Manlangit)
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Mga armas, droga nadakop sa Nabua, CSur

NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) –Mahalnas pa sa sirang hito na nakapulsot sa mga awtoridad si Jessie Benegas y Obis, 38, na iyo kutang target kan mga awtoridad pinaluwas na 2ng Search Warrants kan Regional Trial Court, sa Iriga City.




Si Benegas haloy nang binabantayan kan mga pulis huli sa may noticia na may tinatago siyang mga armas asin illegal na droga.

Nag-eestar siya sa Zone 5 kan Barangay La Opinion, Nabua, Camarines Sur.

Sabi kan pulis, inamayan nindang servehan nin Search Warrants an harong ni Benegas, alagad naka-malesya siya, kaya nakadulag sa mga awtoridad.

Sa pag-rekisa kan harong kan suspechado, nakakua an mga pulis nin 5ng pidasong heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet na may laog nin shabu; 2ng units nin shotgun na may cargang bala; asin may 12ng reserbang mga bala para sa 12 gauge na badil.

Si Benegas dating miembro kan Philippines Marines, na sa presente sinasahotan imbuelto sa pag-negosyo nin illegal na droga.

Ginibo an raid sa saindang residencia kasubagong alas 5:30 nin aga (Julio 15).
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Albay provincial gov't mulls partnership with Rotary Club for environment campaign



Incoming and outgoing presidents Sebastien Domingues and Ferdinand Armedilla of the Rotary Club of Metro Legazpi met with Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara at the Governor’s Office to discuss the possibility of forging a partnership in a massive environment campaign to help keep the province litter- and garbage-free.

In the said meeting, Mr. Domingues presented the “Don’t Mess with Albay” campaign which aims to create an identity statement for Albay which connotes its disdain for trash and its proliferation.

Mr. Domingues said that the campaign is all about empowering Albayanos to maintain cleanliness in their community and spreading the message all throughout the province, as well as to visitors coming in to Albay.

“This could be Albayanos battle cry, when we say ‘Don’t mess with Albay,’ the connotation is that we do not like it when you litter in our community and we won’t stand for it if you do,” he said.

The slogan, which will be printed in various materials such as shirts, caps, bags, stickers, badges, and others, will also be used as a hashtag #dontmesswithalbay for its online campaign.

Aside from increasing awareness to the slogan, the program also aims to do various clean-up drives and information dissemination in the dangers of massive garbage build-up and the positive outcome of regularly cleaning the community.

Garbage segregation is also an integral aspect of the program.

In their discussion with Governor Bichara, who also provided his own insights, the possibility of including a food for work program may be included in the project to entice community members to participate in regular clean-up drives.

Mr. Armedilla said that the members of the community should be able to make it a habit to clean up after themselves so that the program may be sustainable.

”We cannot rely on one time clean up projects, as we ourselves should be responsible for the cleanliness of our surroundings, this equates to better quality of living,” Mr. Armedilla added.

Other program inclusions discussed where the possibility of putting up a recycling center and conducting livelihood programs utilizing recycled materials collected by the project.

On a final note, Mr. Sebastien Domingues, a Belgian proudly married to an Albayana, and the incoming president of the Rotary Club of Metro Legazpi, said after the meeting that he is hopeful that the partnership with the PGA will fall through.

“I see years of fruitful cooperation between our club and the PGA, this is a long-term sustainable program which is all inclusive, meaning, all Albayanos will benefit from this.” Mr. Domingues said. (PGA-PIO)
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Bicol public schools welcome displaced studes from Marawi City


LEGAZPI CITY--Some public schools in the Bicol region have begun admitting learners who have been displaced by the continuing crisis in Marawi City.

Assistant Regional Director Tolentino G. Aquino, Chairman of the Oplan Balik Eskwela Information and Action Center Committee said that based on the latest enrollment data forwarded to the Oplan Balik Eskwela Information and Action Center (OBEIAC) of the Department of Education Regional office V, there are already five students from the war-torn area of Marawi City who transferred and have been officially enrolled in public schools in Bicol since the start of enrollment for school year 2017-2018.

One of them enrolled in Daet Elementary School, another in Jose Zurbito Sr. Elementary School in Masbate City while the other three were enrolled in Amansio Aguilar Elementary School, also in Masbate City.

The students have already started attending their regular classes with their Bicolano schoolmates and teachers.

According to Asst. Regional Director Aquino, the DepEd Region V accorded special consideration to these students so that education continues despite their traumatic experience in Mindanao. They were admitted by the schools even without them providing the school documents during enrollment, as directed by the DepEd Central Office.

Meanwhile, Aquino added that the Regional Office and the thirteen Division Offices in the entire region are still open to welcome transferees from the Mindanao area until the last week of the month.

Overall, DepEd Central Office accounted about 20,000 displaced learners in Marawi City following the armed conflict between the military and members of the Maute group. (ORD-PAU/MKA)
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

‘Mamimiss ko kayo’ – Sr. Supt Munez


NAGA CITY 6/14/17 (Bicol Standard) -- “Ma mimiss ko ang lugar na ito.”

Ini an pabalon na mensahe ni Sr. Supt. Julius S. Munez, an hefe kan Naga City Police Office na nag-serve digdi sa laog nin sarong taon.

Si Munez, nabisto na maboot alagad maisog na pulis sa pag-implementar kan ley na sinaludohan asin respetado kan saindang mga pag-iriba asin kan mga oficiales local.

Inako niya sa atubangan kan mga miembros kan media na igwa man nin mga bakong maray na experiencia an saiyang pagtukaw na pamayo kan pulis digdi, pero mas dakul an mga maray asin maogmang mga aldaw.

Itinaong halimbawa niya si mga kadifisilan sa pagpa-otob kan disiplina durante kan naka aging Penafrancia fiesta, na ipinasunod niya an pag-putol kan signal kan mga telcos, na sa primero nag-ani nin negatibong reaksyon.

Idinagdag ni Munez na huli kan namantinir na trankilidad sa bilog na panahon kan sarong bulan na aktibidades na may relasyon sa Penafrancia fiesta, inomaw man guiraray an ginibo kan pulis.

“Kung ang tanong n’yo ano an mga maaalala ko rito, ang sagot ko ay – ang sili ice cream, mabait at magaling makisamang mga tao,” sabi ni Munez.

Base sa record kan mga naging hepe kan pulis sa Naga City, si Munez an solamenteng naging hepe kan NCPO na nagkaigwa nin permanent status, ta nakua niya an bendisyon asin suporta ni Mayor John Bongat asin mga miembros kan City Council.

Mientrastanto, antes na maghale digdi, itinugon niya sa mga pag-iriba na handa na an security plan para sa Penafrancia fiesta, na saiyang pig lapigotan na mabilog an blueprint kaini.
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Weight reduction a good goal for cops — PNP chief


MANILA, 6/14/17 -- Losing weight is a challenging endeavor but it can be very fulfilling once it succeeds.

This was stressed by Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa Tuesday during the launching of the "FitFil 1 Million Lbs National Weight Loss Challenge" at Camp Crame in Quezon City.

"I send this challenge to every policeman and policewoman who needs to shed some pounds in order to not only work better but also to look better. We are in the era of change as advocated by the President, and for us in the PNP, this change not only the way you work and accomplish our goals, but change in lifestyle towards better physical and mental health," he added.

Dela Rosa added that a fit and healthy PNP is a more productive and successful police force, expressing his commitment for the entire police force to shed 500,000 pounds within the next six months.

"This is our contribution to our fit and healthy Philippines. Without much ado, I now lead the PNP in accepting this challenge. Good luck and mabuhay kayo," the PNP chief concluded. (Priam F. Nepomuceno/PNA)
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Bet on GSW vs Cavs triggers killing in Albay


LEGAZPI CITY 6/14/17 (Bicol Standard)--The bitter rivalry between fans of the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers has turned deadly and claimed a life in Daraga, Albay.

Media reports say businessman Jamael Malawi, 33 years old, a native of Lanao del Sur and temporarily residing at T Perez Street, Brgy. Market Site was shot by a suspect following the NBA Finals game yesterday.

Prior to the shooting, the victim and the suspect had an altercation when the victim demanded for the suspect to pay up, reports say.

The bet was at least P30,000.

Meanwhile, the police said a witness described the suspect as stout, of fair complexion, 5'6" to 5'7" in height, wearing an orange shirt and dark denim pants, and had a black and green backpack.

The suspect, according to the witness, was armed with a gun of an unknown caliber, and shot at different parts of the body of the victim at around 6:15 p.m at the market site.

After the shooting, the gunman fled to the direction of the interior part of the public market.

The victim was rushed to the Bicol Regional Teaching and Training Hospital (BRTTH) but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.

The suspect remains unidentified as of this writing.

Investigation is still ongoing.

It will be recalled that fairly recently, pedicab driver Elmer Villacera from Zone 4, Laplaya Subd., Brgy. Bonot was gunned down by two unidentified persons riding-in-tandem in Legazpi City.
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Bongalonta seeks court relief; files petition for certiorari


NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) A petition for certiorari with prayer for the issuance of an Injunction or the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), is now pending before Branch 32 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Pili, Camarines Sur, by Pili Mayor Tomas Bongalonta, Jr.

It will be recalled that Bongalonta was imposed a two-month administrative suspension by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Sur, which stemmed from a complaint signed by Punong Barangay Yolanda Berina of New San Roque, Pili.

In her (Berina’s) administrative complaint, the said Bongalonta should be preventively suspended, due to his violations of the law, when he employed David O. Olaguera as driver/body guard, when in fact he is an elected member of the barangay council.

Last Friday (June 9) the preventive suspension order which signed by Gov. Migz Villafuerte was personally served to Bongalonta.

Bongalonta told the Bicol Standard that he is waiting for the decision of the court on the petition that he filed.

“I believe that I am still the mayor of Pili. I will wait for the resolution of my petition with the Regional Trial Court,” Bongalonta said in the interview.

Meanwhile, in a related development, Atty. Amador Simando, a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Sur confirmed the report that the preventive suspension against Bongalonta has been in effect since June 9.

Responding to the claim of Bongalonta that his suspension is politically motivated, Simando just laughed off the said claim.

He (Simando) said the law is very clear on the matter that an incumbent member of the barangay council could not be appointed in any position, because it violates the pertinent provision of law.

The suspension of Bongalonta has triggered further the political rivalry between Bongalonta and former Mayor Nonoy San Luis, nephew of Board Member Simando, who lost miserably last election.

Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Rogelio Regondola has assumed office as the Acting Mayor of Pili, Camarines Sur.
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Mother claims cadaver of alleged NPA member


NAGA CITY 6/14/17 (Bicol Standard)--Lazandra Paje Bengua broke down into hysterical sobs when she saw her son Michael Bengua Abonin in a coffin after the latter was killed on the June 12 clash between government troops and members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

Abonin, allegedly a member of the NPA, last talked with his mother on May 28 when he told him he was working in Batangas.

Bengua was the lone casualty in the encounter.

Abonin, according to his mother, hails from Barangay Caranan, Pasacao, Camarines Sur.

He left a 21-year-old, nine months pregnant common-law wife in Libmanan, Camarines Sur.
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Employees duped with fake beauty products in Naga City


NAGA CITY 6/14/17 (Bicol Standard)--A certain Dr. Briones, who introduced herself as a former business associate of Belo Group of Companies, is now the subject of an investigation after she allegedly sold fake beauty products to PAG-IBIG Naga employees.

Haneda Bermudo-Orante, 41 years old, requested to put on record at the police station that Briones went to their office and presented herself as a doctor from a skin clinic called Bioderma at SM City Naga.

Briones offered assorted beauty product samples, including Alaska Premium Salmon Fish Oil vitamins, sunblock, facial soap, and Orange Green Tea Slimming Juice.

Said employees were convinced and purchased the beauty products for a total amount of P12,500.00.

After the purchase, however, they found out through the Internet that said products were fake.

Meantime, they could no longer trace the whereabouts of Briones.

The police said the public must be cautious should the person who introduced herself as Dr. Briones offer beauty products to them.
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Albay’s 'pinangat' ranks 22nd in Top 50 World Street Food list


'Pinangat', one of Albay’s outstanding ethnic dishes that have been making waves in world food expos, has bagged the 22nd spot in the Top 50 World Street Food Masters list at the recently concluded World Street Food Congress (WSFC) 2017 in Manila.

The Top 50 eats include Singapore's Hill St. Hwa Pork Noodle, Franklin’s BBQ of Austin, Texas, US and Bangkok's Che Paek Pu Ob Voon Sen.

Aside from its intrinsic savory taste, the pinangat's success is partly credited to Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda's 2D Culinaria initiative that focuses on food and travel, and supports ethnic cuisines and local food producers.

The 2D Culinaria Albay program was derived from the original Culinaria Albay, which significantly enhanced the local food industry and opened new avenues for small and medium food producers and entrepreneurs in the province. On account of its successful participation in past international food expos, the Department of Tourism has tasked 2D Culinaria Albay to represent the Bicol region in the May 31-June 4 WSFC held at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

The WSFC has been acclaimed as a resounding success, and local entrepreneur Zeny’s pinangat of Camalig town in Albay made it to the 22nd spot in the Top 50 World Street Food Masters list. The pinangat is a concoction of pork or fish wrapped in taro leaves, and gently simmered in coconut milk.

Two native Albay dishes were presented during the WSFC -- the Bicol Express risotto and the pinangat burger. Both merited good reviews and were included in the “10 things to try at WSFC” by Spot.ph; the “8 must-try dishes” by interaksyon.com; and the “7 local food picks” by ABS-CBN.

2D Culinaria Albay’s success at the WSFC followed its equally outstanding presentation last month at the IFEX Philippines, one of the country's biggest international trade exhibitions.

The WSFC featured 28 of the world’s best Street Food Masters from 12 countries who dished out authentic mouth-watering heritage street food for five days. Present during the congress were world-class chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain, and WSF organizer Makansutra, a photojournalist-entrepreneur and founder of KF Seetoh of Singapore. Albay’s 2D Culinaria team included Oriental Legazpi's executive chef Andhei Nacion and two sous-chefs.

Salceda has sustained his support for his province’s food industry through the Culinaria Albay brand and has urged Albayanos to patronize local products to support the native industry, and promote their chefs and homegrown restauranteurs in the global food arena.

The 2D Culinaria Albay has also joined the Madrid Fusion Manila food exposition last April 6-8 at the SMX Mall of Asia, after which three international chefs and food writers from Russia, London and the Middle East visited Albay and Sorsogon as their post-expo destination, a validation that Culinaria Albay is on the right track, said Salceda.

The Madrid Fusion food expo was among Albay’s most notable and productive participation in food expos, where buyers — having been familiarized with the Albayano ethnic tastes in previous events — showed astounding interest in Albayano cuisine.

In recent years, Albay has been acknowledged and conferred various awards for its culinary tourism and its notable global tourism assets that have drawn international tourists in droves. (PNA)
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Monday, June 12, 2017

2 gadan sa bangaan nin motorsiklo sa Oas, Albay

OAS, Albay (Bicol Standard) –Marikas na padalagan, mayo nin ilaw an magkasabatan na vehiculo asin mayo man nin helmet an mga drivers.




Ini an pigtutubodan na causa kan pagkagadan ninda George Culasi asin Harvey Realizan, pareyong driver na nagbangaan an pigmamanehong motorsiklo sa tanos na tinampo, sa Barangay Mayao asin Busac, sa banwaan na ini.

“Head on collision” an bangaan.

Segun sa pahayag kan pulis, posibleng makaskas an padalagan kan mga drivers.

Nangyari an incidente sa maliwanag man nganing tinampo.

An mga imbestigador nagsabi na mayo sindang nakuang helmet sa pinangyarihan kan aksidente.

Padagos an pag-siyasat kan nangyaring aksidente.
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Brgy. kagawad sa Libon, Albay binadil, gadan

LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) Maski yaon siya sa laog kan saindang laguerta na may kudal, dai siya nakasalvar sa kamot kan dai nabistong armadong paragadan.




Ini an nangyari ki Jefrey Boton y Ysaac, 42, na binadil kasuodmang Bangui, poco mas o menos alas 11:00, sa Barangay Zone 1, Libon, Albay.

An victima elihidong miembros kan consejo kan barangay.

Maigot pang pig iimbestigaran kan mga awtoridad an incidente.

Hastang sinusurat an baretang ini, nagsisiyasat pa an mga awtoridad.

Mayong pang nagluluwas na testigo na pwedeng nakaheling kan krimen.
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