Balatas Dumpsite, linalaoman na maisara bago matapos an 2017

Naglalaom an Sangguniang Panglungsod sa paagi ni VM Nelson Legacion na maisasara an Balatas Dump Site bago magtapos an taon 2017

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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

#Kasanggayahan2017 | Re-enactment of first mass in Luzon





The Community-Based Theater and Arts Group re-enact the first mass in Luzon as part of the grand opening of Kasanggayahan Festival 2017. The re-enactment was held at the provincial gymnasium, Sorsogon City.
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Barangay tanod shot dead in Sorsogon


GUBAT, Sorsogon 10/18/17 (Bicol Standard) -- A tanod of barangay Bonifacio, this town was shot to death by two unidentified armed men at Barangay Cogon, this town late yesterday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Allan Jolasco y Encinas, 45 years old, married, and a resident of Barangay Bonifacio, this town.

The police said the suspects were wearing a face mask and shot the victim at close range.

Said suspects fled on board a motorcycle heading towards the direction of Bacon District, Sorsogon City.

Investigators are still trying to determine the identity and motive of the culprits as of this writing.

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SPES in Bicol may now claim stipend at any M Lhuiller branch


LEGAZPI CITY--The long wait is over. As a measure to address the long queuing just to get the remaining of the 40% SPES stipend, DOLE Bicol regional director Rovelinda A. Dela Rosa has initiated a partnership with M. Lhuiller to speed up the release of SPES stipend.

The move, in a report to DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III by Dela Rosa, is a corrective measure to solve the delay in SPES payment in which the regional office has been experiencing for the past years.

“Yes, we have had delays. That’s true. But we would like Bicolanos to see that we are continually improving our services to our clientele," Dela Rosa said.

SPES beneficiaries may now claim their stipend at any M Lhuiller branch nationwide upon receipt of the reference number sent through SMS by the DOLE Provincial Offices to their registered cell phone numbers. Upon receipt of the reference number, the beneficiaries can present this to any M. Lhuiller branch to claim their stipend.

“If in any way they changed their CP numbers that they have entered in their application they can go to the nearest DOLE Provincial Office or PESO to retrieve their reference number,” she explained.

It’s not only faster and easier; it's also safer for DOLE Bicol personnel as well, as the new payment facility being adopted eliminates the transporting of large amount of cash especially in island provinces where the partner bank could not service and check encashment.

“It’s more comfortable and time-saving rather than going back and forth just to follow up the stipend and waiting a long line just to en-cash the check. At least now we will just wait for the reference number and we can get the cash at our convenience," Shiela Marie M. Populi, a 19-year old single, from Bay, Ligao City and currently enrolled as a 3rd year AB-Political Science student at Ligao Community College said.

With the positive response from SPES beneficiaries, DOLE Bicol is also looking at said initiative to be used in rolling out payments in its emergency employment program TUPAD and the GIP project.
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Cordero selected as writer-in-residence in Sitka, Alaska


After his three-month stay in the University of Iowa as the Philippine writer-in-residence, where he joined other 34 writers from different countries, Kristian Sendon Cordero will be participating in another writing residency program in the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska from November 7-28, 2017. His participation is courtesy of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department.

During these past three months, Cordero has been giving lectures, screenings and readings in various academic and cultural communities in the US. He was one of the three featured poets in The Poetry Foundation in Chicago where he read his poems in Bikol and Filipino together with the Palestinian poet Fatena Al Ghorra and Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann.

Aside from his scheduled visits to New Orleans, Washington and New York, Cordero will also be present for the screenings of Hinulid (his second full length feature film) in San Francisco for the Filipino International Cine Arts Festival (Facine 24) on October 20-24, and in the University of Michigan where he will screen the same film and present his paper on his poetics and his novel-in-progress on the Virgin of Peñafrancia on October 24-27. The event in Michigan is sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Philippine Studies Group.

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Kasanggayahan Festival kicks off in Sorsogon

Sen. Chiz Escudero and Sorsogon Gov. Bobet Lee Rodrigueza at the opening of Kasanggayahan Festival 2017

SORSOGON CITY 10/18/17 (Bicol Standard) -- This year, Sorsogon celebrates its 123rd foundation as a province through the Kasanggayahan Festival. It is a province-wide commemoration, with the center of activities in Sorsogon City.

In his message at the formal opening at the Provincial Gymnasium, Governor Robert Lee Rodrigueza underscored the theme of this year's celebration: "Pagkasararo Asin Pasasalamat, Satuyang Padanayon."

"To all my beloved Sorsoganons, by constantly thanking God for all his blessings, let's altogether be one and make this year's Kasanggayahan more significant as we celebrate meaningfully our 123rd founding anniversary as a province."

Governor Rodrigueza also acknowledged Sorsoganon senator Francis Escudero, for gracing the occasion.

"Senator Chiz and I have been discussing since his arrival today about exciting new plans which certainly the Provincial Government of Sorsogon will support. These new plans will come as a lovely surprise to all Sorsoganons."

Kasanggayahan is an ancient Bicol word, the meaning of which can be assembled from this short rhyme:

"When the fields are green and the grains are golden; when the machines work well and all business prosper; when the birds in the sky chirp freely and men on earth are peacefully happy; in Bicol, it is KASANGGAYAHAN, meaning, a life of prosperity."

The Kasanggayahan Festival, which is listed by the Department of Tourism as one of the yearly Philippine Festivals, is eminent with a series of cultural, historical, religious, agro-industrial and economic activities, showcasing Sorsogon as abundant agricultural products, particularly food and decorative items from the versatile Pili tree, which is indigenous to the Province.

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Corriador sa STL hinoldup sa Labo, CNorte


LABO, CNorte 10/17/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –An ahente kan STL na si Ronnie Aquino y Matcha,hinipaan sa tinampo nin tulong lalaki na may mga armas, dangan pirit na kinua si saiyang dara-darang cuarta na kantidad P3,200.00.

Segun sa report kan pulis si Aquino mapuli na sa saindang harong sa Purok 3,Tulay na Lupa sa banwaan na ini kan siya inabangan kan mga lalaki.

Base sa declaras kan victima, alas 10:20 bangui kasuodma, nakalunad siya sa motorsiklo paghale sa bola kan STL sa Central Plaza kan Daet, Camarines Norte, kan abangan kan mga suspechado nan aka sulot nin bonnet asin armado nin mga badil.

Sabi kan victima, nagbaralintong siya sa saiyang pig lulunadan na motorsiklo ta tinaonan nin barbed wire an tinampo kaya nagsayasay an saiyang darang vehiculo.

Mientrastanto, nagrani saiya an suspechadong naka bonnet asin tinutokan siya nin badil sa loong, dangan nag declarar nin hold-up.

Sabay kinua an saiyang darang cuarta na kantidad P3,200.00 na yaon sa laog kan sling bag.

An saro pang suspechado nagtutuk man saiya nin lancetas.

Pakatapos na makua an saiyang cuarta marikas sindang nagdurulag pasiring sa direksyon kan centro kan banwaan.

Mayo nin plaka an ginamit na motorsiklo kan mga nagholdup kaya dai aram kun sisay an responsable sa pangyayari.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

DAET: 17 anyos na adik sa computer games, naghugot

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DAET, Camarines Norte 10/17/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Tinapos kan sarong 17 anyos na soltero an saiyang buhay sa paagui nin pagbitay sa kisame kan saindang harong gamit an nylon na lubid.

An victima nabisto na iyo si Mark Jovit Cosido y Revecencio, residente kan Purok 6, Barangay Alawihao digdi.

Nadiscubre an saiyang malipot nang bangkay kan saiyang ama na si Jovido Cosido y Mirandilla, alas 8:00 nin aga sa laog kan saiyang cuarto, sabi sa report kan pulis.

Antes siyang naghgot narisa na kan saiyang magurang na mamundo an victima asin parate gustong mag solo-solo.

Siring man, pirang semana na an nakaagi an victima inaabot nin amay na aga sa pagpuli sa harong.

Segun sa magurang parate yaon sa computer shop an victima asin na-adik na sa computer games.

Ipinahayag kan mga imbestigador kan pulis na pigreparo ninda an lawas kan gadan asin mayo man sindang naheling na senyal na pwedeng tuyo siyang ginadan.

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Gov Tallado, VG Pimentel join PDP-Laban


Camarines Norte Gov. Edgardo Tallado and Vice Gov. Jonah Pimentel have joined the flock of political leaders who are set to take oath today here in Pili, Camarines Sur under the PDP-Laban Party. They are joined by an army of local leaders, most of them incumbent. (Photo by Romil del Moro/Bicol Standard)


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Agricultural achievers in Bicol feted

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NAGA CITY 10/17/2017 (Bicol Standard) -- Underscoring the integral role of agriculture in the lives of Filipinos, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 5 recognized the Gawad Saka, Corn Quality and Rural Women Achievers at the Convention Center, Avenue Plaza Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue here today.

Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Undersecretary for Administration, Agribusiness & Marketing and Regional Engagement and Chairperson, DA-GAD Focal System, who graced the event with her presence, lauded the achievers for their contributions in boosting productivity and the economic growth of the agriculture sector.

Romulo-Puyat conferred the awards, assisted by Dr. Elena B. De los Santos, Regional Executive Director, DA RFO 5; Mr. Rodel Tornilla, Dr. Edgar R. Madrid, RTD for Research and Regulation, DA RFO 5; Dir. Dennis del Socorro, Regional Director BFAR- RFO5, and Mr. Alfredo R. Rillo, Chairperson, RAFC-5.

The following are the awardees:

Gawad Saka Achievers

1. Edgar A. Pesebre - Polangui, Albay - Outstanding Rice Farmer

2. Valentin L. Lopez - Daraga, Albay - Outstanding High Value Crop Farmer

3. Joji A. Belodo – Oas, Albay – Outstanding Young Farmer

4. HML Foods Corp. – Daraga, Albay - Outstanding Agri-Entrepreneur

5. Mr. and Mrs. Rodolfo L. Brinola and Family – Castilla, Sorsogon – Outstanding Farm/Fisherfolk Family

6. Inararan Rural Improvement Club – Bulan, Sorsogon – Outstanding Rural Improvement Club (RIC)

7. Tigbao 4-H Club – Aroroy, Masbate – Outstanding Young Farmer Organization

8. Gubat St. Anthony Cooperative – Gubat, Sorsogon – Outstanding Small Farmer Organization

9. MAFC Canaman – Canaman, Camarines Sur – Outstanding Municipal Agricultural & Fisher Council (MAFC)

10. Manito Barangay Food Terminal (BFT) – Manito, Albay – Outstanding Barangay Food Terminal (LGU-operated)



Corn Quality Achievers

Outstanding MLGU/CLGU

1. MLGU of Calabanga, Camarines Sur

2. MLGU of Goa, Camarines Sur

3. CLGU of Iriga City, Camarines Sur

4. MLGU of Tigaon, Camarines Sur

5. CLGU of Naga City, Camarines Sur



Outstanding Municipal/City Agriculturists (MAs/CAs)

1. Mr. Gil Gabriel H. Bordado III (Calabanga, Camarines Sur)

2. Ms. Felina A. Sanoy (Goa, Camarines Sur)

3. Mr. Ruben S. Delos Santos (Iriga City, Camarines Sur)

4. Ms. Lea M. Beltran (Tigaon, Camarines Sur)

5. Ms. Maria Edna B. Bongalonta (Naga City, Camarines Sur)

Outstanding Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs)

1. Mr. Joshua T. Ipo (Calabanga, Camarines Sur)

2. Mr. Ryan F. Calatrava (Calabanga, Camarines Sur)

3. Mr. Jerry M. Mercado (Goa, Camarines Sur)

4. Ms. Marly L. Corporal (Iriga City, Camarines Sur)

5. Mr. Honesto C. Sirios, Jr. (Iriga City, Camarines Sur)

6. Ms. Jonafel A. Taduran (Iriga City, Camarines Sur)

7. Mr. Noel O. Manaog (Buhi, Camarines Sur)

8. Mr. Buster A. Ibarbia (Buhi, Camarines Sur)

9. Mr. Hector O. Llagas (Bato, Camarines Sur)

10. Ms. Annie C. Lumanog (Bula, Camarines Sur)

Cassava Cluster Management Excellence Award (CCMEA)

Tuburan United Farmers Association (Cawayan, Masbate)



Rural Women Achievers

1. Rebecca S. Purisima – Tigaon, Camarines Sur – Regional Winner

2. Lazara O. Nibungco – Guinobatan, Albay – 1st Runner-up

3. Hilda H. Martinez – Casiguran, Sorsogon – 2nd Runner-up

4. Norlinda A. Zaldua – Daet, Camarines Norte – Special Citation

5. Teresita M. Pisit – Daet, Camarines Norte – Special Citation
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Army, rebels clash in Tiwi, Albay earlier today


TIWI, Albay 10/17/2017 (Bicol Standard) -- A clash between the Army and around 30 suspected rebels was recorded earlier today at Sitio Mapalak, Barangay Joroan, this town.

The firefight, which lasted for around 15 minutes, resulted to one killed in action on the government side, and two on the side of the NPA.

The Army member was identified as Robbie C. Regulacion.

Four M16 and two M203 firearms were recovered, the report said.

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Teen dies while plugging in e-trike


BULAN, Sorsogon 10/17/2017 (Bicol Standard)--A 19-year-old boy was electrocuted while trying to charge the batteries of an e-trike.

The victim was identified as Rommel Umanito y Gavarra, a resident of Zone 2, this town.

According to his father, the victim was at the house of their neighbor to plug in the batteries of the vehicle.

Upon plugging the batteries, the boy's body started shaking and he fell to the ground.

He was rushed to Pantaleon G. Gotladera Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Parents' quarrel leads to infant's death


PILI, Camarines Sur 10/17/2017 (Bicol Standard) -- A heated discussion between a married couple led to the death of their 2-month-old baby at Zone 7, Barangay San Agustin here at around 11 p.m. last night.

The police said Francisco Culanza y Palacay, 33 years old, a laborer, attempted to take the child from his wife.

However, the child slipped and fell to the bamboo bed and let out a loud cry.

Earlier this morning, the couple reported that the child was not breathing and thus was rushed to Bascuna Medical Clinic.

The child was pronounced dead on arrival.

The father voluntarily submitted himself to the Pili Municipal Police Station and is now under its custody.
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Man gunned down in Irosin


IROSIN, Sorsogon 10/16/17 (Bicol Standard)--Five armed men were reported to have killed a butcher around 7:35 p.m. earlier tonight.

The victim was identified as Alfredo "Loklok" Buenaobra, a resident of Barangay Macawayan, this town.

According to his live-in partner, Sheila Valeriano, she and the victim were having dinner when the suspects entered their home.

They dragged him out of the residence and tied his arms with rope, she added.

After several minutes, she heard two gunshots.

She was later informed that her partner was lying face down on the road and was already lifeless.

The motive of the incident is yet to be determined, the police said.

It would be recalled that just yesterday, two shooting incidents were recorded in Bulan and Gubat towns.
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Gov. Cua speaks up on shabu lab issue in Ulat Panlalawigan



VIRAC, Catanduanes 10/16/17 (Bicol Standard) -- "Dahil sa politica, pirit na piga-imbuelto an satuyang ngaran alagad para sa kaaraman kan gabos, dae kita kabali sa kaso duman sa DOJ." (Because of politics, my name was dragged [into the issue], but for the information of everybody, I am not one of those who are included in the case at the DOJ."

This is the statement of Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua during his Ulat Panlalawigan earlier today.

He added: "Dae man tabi ako kabali sa listahan ning narcopolitics na gobernador."

Cua, who is celebrating his birthday today, underscored his dreams for the island province:

“As of 2016, 200,000 tourists arrived in the happy island and we expect to be visited by more tourists in the following years.”

He also outlined his dreams for Catanduanes:

“Dakulang gulpi an potensyal nin Catanduanes sa turismo, ini dapat taw-an niato nin atensyon asin concerted efforts ning mga Mayors. We should make this one of our priorities in every municipality.”

He further stated: “The next BIG Picture for the Happy Island is a comparable city living with the comforts of a rural, laid-back and relaxed setting. We endeavor to realize our people’s pursuit of HAPPINESS by simply making these changes happen.”

"“No wonder, no less that the Department of Tourism Region V announced that our province is THE NEXT BIG THING!” he stressed.

Meanwhile, Vice Gov. Shirley Abundo said she and the governor have the same goals, but have different ways to achieve them.

"We do our best to give you a place where the rule of law always prevails," Abundo said.
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Alejandre is DOH regional on-the-spot painting champ

Hermel Alejandre's winning piece


\NAGA CITY 10/16/17 (Bicol Standard)--Magarao, Camarines Sur-based artist Hermel Alejandre is the grand prize winner of the Department of Health (DOH) on-the-spot painting competition.

The competition focused on the theme "Improving Health Literacy Among Filipinos Towards Health for All."

His cubist piece is called "Healthy Art for Healthy Mind."

Alejandre, who is a member of Salingoy Art Group, will represent the Bicol region in DOH's national competition in Manila. 
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Suspect in UCPB Libmanan robbery arrested


NAGA CITY 10/16/17 (Bicol Standard)--The suspect in the robbery of UCPB Savings in Libmanan, Camarines Sur has been arrested in San Vicente, Baguio City, the police said this afternoon.

He was identified as Rommel Bacoco y Pis-ew, 33, married, and a resident of Barangay Ambiong, La Trinidad, Benguet.

The arrest was made by joint elements of PIDMB-Benguet Provincial Police Office led by Police Supt. Radino S. Belly, La Trinidad Municipal Police Station and Libmanan Police Station led by Police Chief Inspector Chito M. Oyardo.

It would be recalled that the bank's security alarm was disabled when the robbery was made.

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Babaeng na-hipnotismo, nalalayan nin kantidad P83,000


BACACAY, Albay 10/16/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Nagsumbong sa pulis an sarong may sadire nin tindahan nin ukay-ukay matapos siya suboot ma-hipnotismo kan sarong dai pa namimidbid na persona kan nakaaging Sabadong aga.

Segun ki Joana Benosa y Navara, 33 anyos, an victima, pigmandahan siya kan sarong lalaki na tawan siya nin kwarta, duwang branded na short pants asin pitong jacket.

Nabigla na sana suboot an victima kan marealizar niyang tinawan niya nin kantidad 83,000 pesos an suspechado, afuera kan nasambit na mga gubing na may kantidad na 1,300 pesos.

Hasta sa oras na sinusurat an baretang ini, nagpapadagos pa an follow-up investigation kan pulis tanganing masusog an suspechado.

An incidente nangyari sa Barangay 13, Bacacay, Albay.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

JUST IN | Bulan police station harassed; 1 wounded


BULAN, Sorsogon 10/15/17 (Bicol Standard) -- After the shooting incident that killed a cop in Gubat at 6 p.m. earlier tonight, another shooting was recorded in this province at 7:15 p.m.

Police reports say that PO2 Dionne G. Cañada was wounded after an attack by alleged members of New People's Army at the Municipal Police Station of this town.

PNP personnel from adjacent police stations were immediately directed to establish blocking force and checkpoints in strategic areas within their areas of operation.
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Naga City ex-vice mayor Asence passes away

Lourdes Asence
Photo: Naga smiles to the world

NAGA CITY 10/15/17 (Bicol Standard)-- Former Naga City Vice Mayor and councilor Dr. Lourdes V. Asence passed away at around 8 a.m. Saturday.

Her remains lie in state at Funeraria Imperial, Penafrancia Avenue.

Requiem and interment will be on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 1:00P.M. at Basilica Minore and Eternal Garden Memorial Park.

Asence was known as "Doktora kan Masa" during her incumbency.
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EDITORIAL | Salus populi, suprema lex



On Monday, transport groups will once again go on strike to drive home their point: the government should not phase out jeepneys over 15 years old, as it is set to do so as part of the modernization program.

Transport groups claim that the phaseout is “anti-poor” as the it would cause drivers and operators to enter into loans to purchase new vehicles. In addition, they allege that many drivers and operators might lose their jobs because of said phaseout.

This line of reasoning, however, seems rather narrow-minded, clouded possibly by their nostalgic attachment to the iconic post-war vehicle.

When weighed against the higher goals of road safety and environmental sustainability, these gripes appear petty and prejudiced, not to mention clearly political in nature. After all, financial assistance amounting to P1.5 billion will be given to transport corporations and cooperatives to purchase new vehicles, as the DOTr has repeatedly announced.

The modernization’s objectives are undoubtedly noble: safety and sustainability, which are hardly provided by the outdated jeepneys.

The DOTr also claims the program will make way for the decongestion of traffic, another perennial problem. Other benefits, according to the DOTr are fairer regulations, predictable travel time, and disciplined and competent drivers.

Isn’t it time we give these aims a chance instead of being, as Atty. Ricardo Diaz points out, “resistant to change and hell bent on perpetuating the vestiges of a less enlightened past, an anachronism in these times when internal combustion engines are being replaced with environment-friendly electric vehicles”?
Meantime, the transport strike on Monday will once again paralyze traffic to the point that classes and work are cancelled, and precious learning or working time is wasted, all because transport groups are blinded by their own biases.

In the end: salus populi, suprema lex. The welfare of the people (and not of a group of childish, irrational groups) should be the supreme law.
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JUST IN | Cop shot dead in Sorsogon

Photo via Edgar Tumangan

GUBAT, Sorsogon 10/15/17 (Bicol Standard) -- A hot pursuit operation has been launched to track down the perpetrators in the shooting of a cop while he was on duty at a police outpost at the business distric, Barangay Luna Candol here at around 6 p.m.

The victim was identified as PO2 Dennis Garbida.

Suspected members of the New People's Army, who were heavily armed, are believed to be behind the shooting.

Initial reports say the suspects were on board a white van while a companion was on a motorcycle.

The suspects were in camouflage uniform.

Meanwhile, in the town of Bulan, the municipal police station was also harassed earlier this evening.

Investigation is still ongoing as of this writing.
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2 minors drown in Cam Sur


NAGA CITY 10/15/17 (Bicol Standard)--Two minors in the province of Camarines Sur drowned in two separate incidents last Friday, October 13.

One incident occured in Zone 3, Brgy.Bonifacio, San Fernando, Camarines Sur at around 9 a.m.
Thirteen-year-old boy Mark Gin Vida y Miranda, the police reported, was playing in the Agos River when he was caught by a strong current.

PO2 Ramil Labrador tried to save the victim through first aid and was able to briefly revive him. 

The victim was thereafter rushed to a hospital in Naga City but was pronounced dead by the attending physician.

Meanwhile, another drowning incident was recorded in Brgy. Sagrada Familia, Minalabac, Camarines Sur at around 3:30 p.m. of the same date.

Twelve-year-old John Patrick Calvelo y Ibol went to a nearby canal to clean his feet, but accidentally slipped and was caught by the strong current.

The incident occurred after a heavy rainfall, according to his father Ericson Calvelo y Romobio.

The victim was rushed to the Bicol Medical Center in Naga City but was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

IN NAGA CITY: Stalker posing as doctor in hot water

Photo from Gerald del Rosario's Facebook account before it was deactivated
NAGA CITY 10/14/17 (Bicol Standard) -- A laboratory technician who pretended to be a medical doctor employed at Bicol Access Health Centrum may soon find himself confronted with a legal case, reports reaching the Bicol Standard today said.

Bicol Access Health Centrum Hospital has issued a statement saying that it will seek legal advice for action against Gerald del Rosario "for dragging the name of Bicol Access Health Centrum and attributed an immoral impression for his own personal gain."

The hospital in its statement earlier today said: "MR. GERALD DEL ROSARIO is NO LONGER CONNECTED with Bicol AccessHealth Centrum since 2013.

He was dismissed, the hospital said, "due to malicious behavior towards co-employee and patients during his stint as Laboratory Technician in Clinical Laboratory."

Posts about Del Rosario went viral the other day after he allegedly harassed a female student near Ateneo Avenue.

This claim which was corroborated by a number of other social media users who narrated that they had similar experiences with Del Rosario.

Allegedly, he would drive near schools in Naga City, stalk female students, and at times even ask them to go out and drink with him.

Several netizens also alleged that he would send them messages on Facebook, identifying himself as a skin doctor, either from Libmanan or from Daet purposely to attract their attention.

One netizen who claimed to have previously encountered him posted: "Sabi nya sakin, doctor daw sya, magtiwala daw ako sa kanya, hindi nya raw itataya ang pangalan nya para masira lang. willing daw sya pumunta sa iriga sumama lang daw ako para makipagjam."

Another posted: "Kahit ako china-chat nyan, dati natimingan ko sa 7 eleven sa tapat ng UNC, niyaya ako mag inom"

"Kilala ko yan. Nakaabot na pati yan sa haus ko," another netizen said.

Del Rosario has since deactivated his Facebook account and could not be reached for his comments as of this writing.

The said viral post already has 969 shares.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

DA okays sub-project to assure steady supply of pili for Sorsogon


By Connie Destura

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional advisory board has approved for the Sorsogon Pili Enterprise Cluster a P26.21-million sub-project to process quality pili oil and pili products as an intervention identified in the Provincial Commodity Investment Plan for pili -- a top commodity in the Bicol region.

In a phone interview Thursday, Emily Bordado, chief information officer of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 5, said the DA-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), together with the provincial government of Sorsogon, provided 150 grafted pili trees to the Sorsogon Pili Orchard Development Project (SPODP).

SPODP is a three-hectare property in Juban, Sorsogon that assures the supply of pili in the Bicol Region.

Aside from the PHP26.21 million, the LGU-Sorsogon also allocated PHP250,000 for the construction of a concrete port perimeter fence in the area.

SPODP committed to develop one hectare into a pili orchard while DA and the local government will provide technical supervision and logistic support in implementing the project.

On the other hand, the Provincial Project Management and Implementing Unit (PPMIU) of Sorsogon will take charge of the monitoring and evaluation of the orchard and follow technical recommendations of the authorized technicians, Bordado added.

Rhia Belle Gatdula, of SorsogonPili Orchard Development Project, said the project is a good legacy for the farmers as their children, the "next generation of farmers and researchers would benefit from the development.”

Pili grows for more than 100 years. That means, two generations will benefit from the trees.

Sorsogon Governor Robert Lee Rodrigueza expressed his gratitude to Gatdula for their partnership and support to the SPODP.

“Hopefully, more people will be encouraged to imitate your example of loving our farmers,” he said in Filipino.

PRDP is a six-year, World Bank-assisted national project under the DA that aims to establish an inclusive, market-oriented and climate-smart agri-fishery sector in the countryside. (PNA)
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Oct. 17 is special non-working holiday in Sorsogon


SORSOGON CITY 10/13/17 (Bicol Standard) -- October 17 is a special local non-working holiday throughout the province of Sorsogon in line with the celebration of the Kasanggayahan festival.

This is pursuant to Section 1 of Republic Act 7380, according to a clarificatory order issued by Gov. Bobet Lee Rodrigueza on October 12, 2017.

The Kasanggayahan festival celebrates the foundation of Sorsogon as a province.
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Convicted Daet ex-mayor to file MR

Former Daet, Camarines Sur Mayor Tito Sarion
DAET, Camarines Sur 10/13/17 (Bicol Standard)--"The decision is not yet final and executory," former Daet, Camarines Norte Mayor Tito Sarion said following the decision of the Sandiganbayan that convicted him of malversation and graft.

"We will be filing an MR for them and take a second hard look at my case and we will be praying for oral argument. We will be exhausting all legal remedies available," he added.

Sarion was meted an indeterminate penalty of imprisonment of six years and sne month, as minimum to eight (8) years, as maximum, and suffer the penalty of perpetual special disqualification from holding public office.

In addition, he was sentenced to suffer an indeterminate penalty of imprisonment of two (2) years, four (4) months and one (1) day of prision correcional, as minimum, to six (6) years and one (1) day of prision mayor, as maximum; pay a fine in the amount of one million pesos (P1,000,000.00); and suffer the penalty of perpetual disqualification from holding public office.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

17 Cam Sur teachers duped in investment scam


NAGA CITY 10/12/17--Seventeen public school teachers have allegedly been duped by a 38-year-old woman who operates an investment business in Iriga City.

She was identified as Michelle Tan-Fenis, a resident of San Nicolas, Iriga City.

According to the complainants, they were promised a monthly interest of 10%.

Initially, the suspect was able to comply with her commitments to her clients. However, in the succeeding months, she reportedly defaulted, causing the teachers to be alarmed.

Believing that they will be victims of an investment scam, the teachers tried to locate Tan-Fenis, but were unable to do so.

They filed a complaint for estafa against Tan-Fenis in Branch 34 of the Regional Trial Court in Iriga City.

She attended the initial stages of the case, but lately has not been appearing.

In 2016, the accused was already arrested for 13 counts of estafa by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest issued by Judge Manuel M. Rosales.
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New criminal gang in Naga City identified


NAGA CITY 10/12/17 (Bicol Standard)-- A former member of the Philippine Air Force allegedly heads a new criminal gang in Naga City.

This is according to Chief Inspector Ronnie Fabia of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Camarines Sur in a media interview.

Mark Lester Arellano, the purported leader of Arellano Criminal Gang, was arrested when the CIDG served a search warrant in his residence at Manggapo-gapo St., Concepcion Pequeña the other day.

The authorities recovered a caliber .45 pistol, a grenade, and a gun replica from the suspect.

Fabia added that the gang has more or less five members, all of whom are now subject for profiling by the CIDG.

Allegedly, the gang is involved in robbery and theft in Naga City and nearby towns.

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Daet ex-mayor convicted of malversation, graft charge

Former Daet, Camarines Norte Mayor Tito Sarion

MANILA 10/12/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Former Daet, Camarines Norte Mayor Tito Sarion was convicted by the Third Division of the Sandiganbayan for Malversation of Public Funds and violation the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

In a 50-page decision promulgated on September 29, 2017, the Sandiganbayan found Sarion "guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act 3019 and is sentenced to suffer an indeterminate penalty of imprisonment of Six years and One month, as minimum to Eight (8) years, as maximum, and suffer the penalty of perpetual special disqualification from holding public office.

He was also found "guilty beyond reasonable doubt of Malversation of Public Funds or Property under Article 217 of the Revised Penal Code, and is accordingly sentenced to suffer an indeterminate penalty of imprisonment of two (2) years, four (4) months and one (1) day of prision correcional, as minimum, to six (6) years and one (1) day of prision mayor, as maximum; pay a fine in the amount of one million pesos (P1,000,000.00); and suffer the penalty of perpetual disqualification from holding public office."

Sarion shall imdemnify the Municipality of Daet the amount of One Million Pesos (P1,000,000.00) as actual damages, plus interest at the rate of 6% per annum to be reckoned from the date of finality of the Decision until its full satisfaction.

This is in relation to his approval of the disbursement and disbursement voucher in the amount of P1,000,000.00 in favor of Markbilt Construction as partial payment for contract price escalation despite the absence of (a) Certificate of Availability of Funds; (b) the Government Procurement Policy Board's approval; (c) and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)'s determination as to the propriety of the price escalation.

"Markbilt is not entitled to payment for contract price escalation, in view of the absence of a GPBB approval of the payment and the absence of a NEDA determination of extraordinary circumstances to justify contract price escalation," the Sandiganbayan said.

"Proof of any of the three modes (manifest partiality, evident bad faith, and gross inexcusable negligence") is sufficient to sustain a conviction," it added.
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ON VIRAC SHABU LAB | PDEA should take the lead: Rep. Batocabe

Rep. Rodel Batocabe
NAGA CITY 10/12/17 (Bicol Standard) -- "There is still a need for the PNP to exert extra efforts to ensure the complete solution of this too important case."

This is the statement of Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe in an interview by the Bicol Standard following the House inquiry involving the mega shabu laboratory in Palta Small, Virac, Catanduanes.

"But then, I would recommend that consistent with the Dangerous Drugs Act and the recent order of President Duterte, the PDEA should take the lead in the investigation of the case," he explained.

In relation to this development, Police Regional Office 5 Director Chief Supt. Antonio Gardiola stressed that the police is "very neutral" in handling the case.

Meanwhile, Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua said there is no truth to reports that he deliberately did not attend the congressional inquiry.

This after Batocabe said Cua should be given a show cause letter to explain his absence despite notice.

Cua clarified that he wrote a letter to Chairman Ace Barbers of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs, begging off from attending the inquiry due to previous committments.

The governor said Batocabe is possibly unaware of said letter.

He added that if invited in future hearings, he would participate to help shed light to the investigation.

He also said that he could not be cited for contempt because the letter sent to him was just an invitation, and not a subpoena.
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IN NAGA CITY | Honest kid looks for owner of cellphone left in trike



NAGA CITY 10/12/17 (Bicol Standard) -- A 12-year-old student of Pacol Elementary School did not hesitate to turn over a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge cellphone she found in a tricycle at Kilometer 8, Pacol to her teacher at around 7 a.m. today.

In an interview by the Bicol Standard and BBS FM, Anne Zairen A. Cruz said she initially felt nervous when she spotted the cellphone, which she accidentally sat on.

She asked the tricycle driver if the phone belonged to him, which he denied.

She decided to take the phone to her teacher Evangeline Clores, who promised to help her find its owner.

Asked why she decided to turn over the cellphone instead of keep it for herself, Cruz said she immediately thought of the owner.

"Baka po anggotan sya kan magurang niya ta nawara niya an cellphone (The owner's parents might get mad at her because she lost the cellphone)," she said.

Still jittery, she along with her teacher, went to the office of 91.9 BBS FM to ask for help.

Bicol Standard and 91.9 BBS FM are presently exerting efforts to locate the phone's owner.

The phone has a red, green, and yellow striped sticker on its rear case.

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PAL to open Clark-Virac service


In response to the clamor of residents of the Province of Catanduanes for a direct link to Central Luzon, Philippine Airlines(PAL) will soon be operating a direct Clark – Virac service thrice weekly beginning December 15, 2017. 

Virac is the capital municipality of Catanduanes Province located in the Bicol Region. 

The Clark-Virac link is a prime initiative of Catanduanes' Lone District Representative and concurrent Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento. The solon has been in dialogue with airline officials amidst calls for expanded air links to Virac.
PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista said, “This latest pioneer route enables us to serve the flight needs of our 'kababayans' in the Province of Catanduanes. It will be our pleasure to serve the Clark – Virac route and provide them our trademark heartfelt service on this short hop. 

The new flights further expand our domestic route network and our hub at Clark International Airport giving travelers the flexibility to choose from our wide array of domestic services.”'
For his part, Rep. Sarmiento thanked Philippine Airlines, citing 'the benefits of the service in terms of spurring tourism and economic activity between both provinces.'
“As a company imbued with public interest, it is important to respond to the needs of the flying public, particularly the untapped markets. I am pleased with PAL's positive response to my request for this much-needed service,” he added.
The much – anticipated service, which will operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departs Clark at 6:00AM and arrives in Virac at 7:30AM. Return flights will operate on the same days, leaving Virac at 8:00AM and touching down in Clark at 9:30AM. PAL will operate the 76-seater Bombardier Q400 fleet for the new route.
PAL's domestic hub operations in the Central Luzon Province of Pampanga serve the following routes: Clark – Basco, Clark-Busuanga, Clark-Caticlan, Clark-Cebu and Clark - Puerto Princesa. New domestic flights out of Clark this December will serve Bacolod, Cagayan, Davao and Tagbilaran. From Clark, the flag carrier also serves Seoul (Incheon) four times weekly.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Comelec chairman Andres Bautista impeached


MANILA 10/11/17 (Bicol Standard) -- The justice committee resolution that dismissed the complaint against Comelec chair Andres Bautista was overturned this afternoon by the House of Representatives.

137 voted to reject the committee resolution, 75 voted adopt the resolution, and 2 abstained.

An impeachable official is impeached if one-third or more of the members of the House of Representatives vote in favor of the impeachment.

The vote was made during the session today, one day before the adjournment of the regular session which will resume on November 13.

Earlier today, Bautista wrote a letter declaring his intention to resign effective December 31, 2017.
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Army member gunned down in Sorsogon


SORSOGON CITY 10/11/17 (Bicol Standard)- A member of the Philippine Army was shot by unidentified gunman at La Fhang Videoke Bar, Brgy. Balogo, Sorsogon City at around 9:45 p.m. last night.

PSupt. Edison A. Dumangas, Chief of Police, identified the victim as PFC Marklyn Moral Baliza, 21 years old, married, and presently assigned at 903rd Brigade Brgy. San Rafael Castilla Sorsogon.

Baliza is a native of Pasacao, Camarines Sur and is currently residing at Peralta St. Brgy. Bitan-o, Sorsogon City.

According to Marjorie Baliza, wife of the victim, they were having drinking spree inside the bar when suddenly an unidentified gunman believed to be a member of the New People's Army covertly entered the bar.

The alleged rebel drew a short firearm and fired four successive shots at the victim, hitting different parts of his body while his cohort served as a lookout.

The suspects fled towards Brgy. Abuyog, Sorsogon City on board a motorcycle.

Based on the description of the victim’s wife, the gunman was wearing a yellow jersey with a cap, more or less 5'2" in height, small built while the other who served as a lookout was wearing striped t-shirt and short pants.

The victim sustained gunshot wounds on different parts of his body and was rushed to Sts. Peter and Paul Hospital for medical treatment.

Meantime, the SOCO team led by SP02 Aljo M. Liray recovered pieces of evidence such as four fired cartridges of cal. 45. These were placed under the custody of Sorsogon Provincial Crime Laboratory Office (SPCLO) for proper disposition. CCTV footages of the bar have been requested for possible identification of the suspects.

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Ex-mayor, ex-vice mayor kan Camarines Sur, akusado sa Sandiganbayan

Constantino "Onyo" Cordial

MANILA 10/11/17/ BICOL STANDARD)- Si Constantino “Onyo” Cordial, Jr., dating alkalde kan Caramoan, Camarines Sur nag-aatubang nin dagdag pang kaso criminal sa pagpalsipicar nin duwang resolusyon kan Sangguniang Bayan na gustong haleon an environmental task force sa banwaan na ini.

An kasong Falsification of Public Documents na kinakastigo sa lindong kan Article 171 kan Revised Penal Code an isinangat na sa Sandiganbayan.

Kabale sa mga akusado sa kasong ini iyo si dating Vice Mayor Irene Breis asin an dating Secretaryo kan Sangguniang Bayan na si Danilo Belleza.

Segun sa informasyon, ipigsunad na kan Ombudsman sa Sandiganbayan an kasong ini kan Oktubre 3.

Sabi sa kaso, pigpalsipicar kan mga akusado an Resolution No. 48, Series of 2014 asin Resolution No. 48-A.

Hinahagad sa mga pigpalsipikar na resolusyon kan Sangguniang Bayan kan Caramoan ki dating Presidente Benigno Aquino III asin ki dating Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas na mag sugo na haleon tulos an Task Force Sagip Kalikasan sa banwaan kan Caramoan, Camarines Sur.

Mientrastanto, sinabi ni Ismaela Boco, na iyo an graft investigation and prosecution officer na gustong paluwason ninda Cordial, Breis asin Belleza na an duwang resolution inaprobaran kan gabos na miembros kan Sangguniang Bayan.

Alagad, an katotohanan, tulo sa mga consejal an ausente durante kan deliberasyon asin sa borotohan kan Marso 24, 2014.

Idinagdag pa kan Ombudsman na an mga respondents gustong paluwason na an mga consejal kan banwaan na iyo sinda Eduardo Bonita, Lydia Obias asin Francis Benemerito nagparticipar sa deliberasyon asin botorohan kan resolusyon, na dai man talaga.

Si Bonita asin Obias asin saro pang consejal, si Romeo Marto, an nakatalaan na magtestigo contra ki Cordial.

An Ombudsman nagrecommendar sa Sandiganbayan na si an mga akusado magbugtak nin fianzang kantidad P48,000.00 kada saro.

Si Onyo Cordial iyo an agom ni Marilyn Cordial, an presenteng alkalde kan Caramoan.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

House committee holds hearing on Virac mega shabu lab; Gov. Cua named person of interest

Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua

QUEZON CITY 10/10/17 (Bicol Standard) – Representatives are presently grilling PNP witness Ernesto Tabor, Jr. regarding some of his allegedly conflicting statements on his personal knowledge on the operation of the mega shabu laboratory in Barangay Palta Small, Virac, Catanduanes.

Tabor, Jr. during the hearing denied that he personally knows Gov. Joseph Cua. However, his affidavit presented during the inquiry says otherwise.

Tabor, Jr. maintained that all his statements are true and correct and were issued in order to shed light on the shabu lab and the persons involved.

Meantime, former Caramoan, Camarines Sur Mayor Constantino “Onyo” Cordial, Jr. will be invited in the next hearing of the Committee on Dangerous Drugs next month.

During the interrogation, it was discussed that there was no showing that former Catanduanes Gov. Araceli Wong and his two sons, whose names were previously implicated in the drug lab issue, appears to be not in any way involved.

Former PDEA Director Dionisio Santiago pinpointed Gov. Cua as a person of interest.

The hearing is still ongoing as of this writing. (With additional reports courtesy of Jinky Tabor)
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Salceda: PNR South long haul project on track for 2022 opening


LEGAZPI CITY — The Philippine National Railways (PNR) South Long Haul Project, spanning some 581 kilometers from Manila to Matnog, Sorsogon, is now on track towards its target opening by second quarter of 2022.

“Dagos po an Bicol Express (the Bicol Express pushes through),” Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda announced here last week.

He based his announcement on the project's revised funding structure approved by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) board recently.

The project, originally proposed years ago by Salceda, now forms part of the Duterte administration's flagship projects under the massive infrastructure “Build Build Build” program.

It is envisioned as a backbone of economic development designed to enhance the connectivity of major airports and seaports in Southern Tagalog and Bicol Region.

From a proposed budget of PHP171 billion originally, and later PHP185 billion, it is now allocated PHP299.4 billion, one of the government's biggest infrastructure investments.

Salceda, who is senior vice chair of the House committees on appropriations and ways and means, said some PHP800 million and PHP7 billion have been appropriated for the project in the GAA 2016 and GAA 2017 budgets, respectively, of Department of Transportation’s (DOTr), not PNR’s as announced previously, and another PHP3 billion has been requested by DOTr for FY 2018.

The project is also included in the first basket of projects to be financed and built with the assistance of China. A Memorandum of Understanding setting out the scope of China's assistance for the project will be signed during the ASEAN Summit in November 2017.

Proceeds from the loan will become available under GAA 2018’s ‘Unprogrammed Appropriations’ in addition to the PHP3 billion DOTr has already requested for 2018. Implementation works for the project are ongoing, especially for right-of-way acquisition.

Consultations have already been held with Bicol local chief executives and lawmakers, and the DOTr have been working with HUDCC, NHA, SHAFC, and PCUP towards implementing the resettlement of the families that will be affected by the project.

Based on recent changes, its Commuter Line segment which spans 72 kilometers with 23 stations, now starts from Solis-Hermosa in Manila to Los Baños, Laguna. The Long Haul segment picks up from Los Baños and runs through Batangas, Quezon and the Bicol provinces of Camarines Sur and Albay to Sorsogon.

Salceda said the PNR South Railways is now “a priority investment project of the government” and ia a vitally urgent infrastructure for Southern Luzon. It was approved and strongly recommended by the Bicol Regional Development Council in 2015, during Salceda’s term as chairman.

When completed, it will vastly improve connectivity and efficiency among Southern Luzon’s urban centers and regional growth hubs and thus enhance productivity in the industry, services and agriculture sectors.

It is seen to further boost Bicol’s tourism industry by as much as 30 percent which forms part of the predicted 24 percent economic returns it will bring to the countryside when fully operationalized, he added.
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NATION | Ubial's appointment as DOH Sec. junked


The Commission on Appointments has rejected Paulyn Rosell-Ubial as secretary of the Department of Health.

Ubial is the fifth cabinet member to be rejected.

Ubial was questioned for her administrative order that allowed midwives and nurses to perform a procedure called manual or vacuum aspiration.

Thirteen members voted against Ubial's confirmation.

Ubial, who hails from Iloilo City, was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace Janette Garin.
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35ng kilos nin badi na tikong, pigkumpiskar sa Albay


LEGAZPI CITY 10/10/17 (Bicol Standard)--35ng kilos nin badi na tikong an pigkumpiskar kan mga tawohan kan pulis sa tabang kan Municipal Agriculture Service Office asin Municipal Health Office kan Oas, Albay, huli sa pagbalga sa Administrative Order 249, series of 2014.

Sabi sa report, si PCI Domingo Tapel Jr., an acting na hefe kan pulis kan Oas, Albay, nakipagcoordinar sa gobierno local dapit sa bagay na ini.

Idinagdag sa bareta na an mga residentes kan banwaan na ini an nagsumbong sa pulis dapit sa pagpabakal kan badi na tikong sa mercado publico kan Oas, Albay.

Ginibo an police operation kasubagong alas 8:30 nin aga.

An operasyon kan mga awtoridad bilang reaksyon sa bareta na duwang aki na taga Presentacion, Camarines Sur an nagadan sa pagkakan nin labas na tikong kan sarong semana.

Huli kan sinambit na bareta na-alarma na naman an mga tawo, na an nadiskitahan iyo an mga paratinda nin badi na tikong sa Oas.
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Ret. CSupt. Buenafe, Gov. Cua et al. should explain failure to attend shabu lab hearing: Rep. Batocabe

Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe

QUEZON CITY 10/10/17 (Bicol Standard) – Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe recommended for the issuance of a show cause letter why some invited guests of the Committee on Dangerous Drugs failed to show up in today’s hearing.

This hearing is a continuation of the previous congressional inquiry into the mega shabu laboratory discovered in November 2016 in Palta Small, Virac, Catanduanes.

Among those who failed to appear in the hearing are former PNP Regional Director Melvin Buenafe, Atty. Eric Isidoro, Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua, Prince Lim Subion, Exec. Judge Lelu Contreras, and caretaker Lorenzo Piñera.
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Bicol crime volume down


LEGAZPI CITY 10/10/17 (Bicol Standard)— Crime volume in the Bicol Region decreased to 3,452 or 11.94% according to the updated statistical data from the Regional Investigation and Detective Management (RIDM), the Police Regional Office 5 announced today.

The data was based on comparative crime statistics covering year 2016 and 2017.

The total crime volume for the period of January to September 2016 was 28,900. It dropped to 25,448 recorded incidents for the period of January to September 2017.

From January to September 2017, 6,023 incidents or 23.67% out of 25,448 incidents were index crimes. Index crimes include murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, carnapping and cattle rustling.

Meantime, 19,425 incidents or 76.33% are non-index crimes. Non-index crimes include violation of special laws such as illegal drugs, crimes against women and children, child abuse, violations of the traffic code, Firearms, illegal gambling, illegal logging, juvenile justice act, illegal fishing, threats, alarms and scandal, malicious mischief, estafa, acts of lasciviousness, unjust vexation, adultery, abortion, and arson.

Theft recorded the highest occurrence with 2,300 or 38.37% incidents; followed by Physical Injury with 1,828 or 30.49% incidents; Robbery with 733 or 12.23% incidents; Rape with 509 or 8.49% incidents; Murder with 327 or 5.45% incidents; Carnapping (MC) with 220 or 3.67% incidents; Homicide with 68 or 1.13% incidents; and Carnapping with 10 or 0.17%.

The notable decrease in the total crime volume, the police said, may be attributed to the reinvigorated anti-criminality program by PRO-5, like the target output policy, Bicol Region Against Drugs (BRAD), the implementation of Motorcycle Cops against Crime and the active support of the local government units and as well as the community.
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Mga pekeng dentista, pinatanidan


NAGA CITY 10/10/17 (Bicol Standard) -- All-out war an ipiglansar kan Dental Practitioners Association of the Philippines tanganing darakopon an mga nag sasagin-sagin na mga dentist na mayo nin magkakanigong licencia na mag practice kan nasambit na profession.

Si Dr. Jess Albeus nagsabi na aktibo ngonian an Committee on Illegal Practice na pinapamayohan kan saindang national President na si Dr. Mark Villalobos, asin an mga co-chairmen iyo sinda Dean Ariel Go asin an Bicolanong dentista na si Albeus.

Digdi sa Naga City, an sinambit na organisasyon nagpapusog nin coordinasyon sa National Bureau of Investigation, para maglansar nin serye nin operasyon, contra sa mga imbuelto sa illegal practice kan dental profession.

Maromduman na kan nagtalikod na semana, nagkaigwa nin entrapment operation sa Calabanga, Camarines Sur, asin nadakop an unlicensed na dentist na si Nunilon Juliia Pante Olbes, na taga Canaman, Camarines Sur.

Si Olbes pirang beses na suboot na pinatanidan na ontokon na an pag sagin-sagin bilang dentista, ta mayo siyang licencia sa PRC.

Si Olbes, sabi ni Dr. Albeus, nag gagamit kan dental clinic ni Dr. Jerson Verdejo, asin nag gigibo nin dental procedures, na bawal sa lindong kan ley, ta bako man siyang dentist.

Naaraman sa report na an kagsadire kan dental office na saiyang ginagamit haloy nang nag tatrabaho sa luwas kan Pilipinas.

Mientrastanto, pakatapos na tukloon kan NBI kaiba an PDA, sinangatan nin caso sa Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.

An pigbalga ni Olbes iyo an RA 9484 (Philippine Dental Act of 2007) particulamente an pag bulong nin mga dental patients na mayo nin Professional Regulations Commission Certificate of Registration.
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Monday, October 9, 2017

1 gadan, 4 irido sa makangirhat na krimen sa Sorsogon


LEGAZPI CITY 10/9/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –Dai pa nabibisto an ngaran kan mga lalaki na imbuelto sa makangirhat na pag gadan ki Maximo Haspela sa Sitio Omagom, Barangay Gulang-Gulang, Irosin, Sorsogon kasubagong mag-omagahon.

Segun ki Police Senior Inspector Malu Calubaquib, Public Information Officer kan PNP sa Bicol, tinadtad nin bala an victima, na binawian tulos nin buhay sa pinangyarihan kan krimen.

Apat na iba pang personas an may mga lugad sa kapareyong incidente.

An duwa digdi mga victima an menor de edad na nabisto sa pangaran iyo si Aron Polo Haspela, 12 anyos, asin Isabel Haspela, 11 anyos.

An duwang iba pa iyo sinda Meriam Polo Haspela asin Tonton Buenaobra, 30 anyos.

Gabos sinda dinara sa Irosin District Hospital para ipabulong.
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UCPB Libmanan robbed; robbers' tunnel discovered


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NAGA CITY 10/9/17 (Bicol Standard)--Investigation is still underway regarding the robbery incident that took place at the Libmanan, Camarines Sur branch of United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) Savings over the weekend.

In an interview by the Bicol Standard, Police Chief Inspector Chito Oyardo said they have five suspects, one female and four male. Four of the suspects speak Ilocano while one, who is allegedly from Pamplona, Camarines Sur, speaks Bicol, Oyardo said.

He narrated that the police discovered that the suspects dug a tunnel near the bank.

They also made use of pieces of breathing apparatus when they went underground to gain entry.

Their initial investigation further revealed that the suspects disabled the security alarm.

Oyardo added that earlier today they were able to recover three sacks of coins, along with the aforementioned breathing apparatus at a private residence which the suspects used as a boarding house over the weekend.

Meantime, the tricycle drivers who were hired by the suspect to transport the stolen items promised to cooperate with the police.

The documents are currently being prepared for the filing of the case against the suspects as of this writing.

Oyardo said the bank has yet to reveal the total amount of money which was stolen.
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Daet ex-mayor convicted of malversation, graft charge

Former Daet, Camarines Norte Mayor Tito Sarion MANILA 10/12/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Former Daet, Camarines Norte Mayor Tito Sarion wa...