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.

Friday, April 28, 2017

P125 mil kada saro sa 3ng 100 anyos na taga Labo

LABO, Camarines Norte – KANTIDAD P125 mil (P125,000.00) pesos an pig recibe kan kada saro kan tulong taga digdi na may edad labing 100 anyos na ngonian.


Photo courtesy of DWLB Fm, Labo, Camarines Norte

Sa banwaan na ini, an mga labi nang sangatos anyos iyo an minasunod: FRANCISCA C. DIZON, 102 anyos, taga Barangay Malasugui; ROSARIO P. FERUELO, 105 anyos, taga Purok 7, Barangay Baay digdi.

An saro pang centenaryo binawian nang buhay dai pa lang nahahaloy. Alagad, an premyo, itinao sa mga miembros kan familia.

Si Lorillie Villanueva, an pamayo kan MSWD Office digdi an namayo kan pagdistribuir kan insentibo guikan sa gobierno national, sa paagui kan Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Ini susog sa Republic Act No. 10868 na inaapod “Centenarian Act of 2016.” Sa lindong kan nasambit na ley, an gabos na Pilipino na an edad 100 anyos o labi, nag-eestar digdi o yaon sa luwas kan nasyon an tatawan nin P100,000.00.

May dagdag pang P25,000.00 sa kada saro an tulong mga cerninarians hale sa Local Government kan Labo base sa recomendasyon ni Mayor Joseph Ascutia asin Vice Mayor Jojo Francisco.
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Bicol police chief orders probe on shooting cases


The head of the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO5) on Wednesday ordered the Regional Investigation Division or R7 to investigate the cases of shooting incidents in the Bicol region, that to date have reached 121 from January to April this year, said an official of PRO5.

“Chief Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe, director of PRO 5, has ordered the Regional Investigation Division or R7 headed by Sr. Supt.Ronald Briones to investigate the 121 shooting incidents recorded in the region from January 1 to April 26,” according to Sr. Insp. Ma. Luisa Calubaquib, PRO5 spokesperson.

She said part of the investigation would find out if the incidents were drug-related or if loose firearms were used.

Of the 121 cases, 108 involved male victims while 13 were female, according to Calubaquib.

“There were 71 killed, 38 wounded while 12 others were unharmed in the shooting incidents,” she added.

Calubaquib said Masbate province topped the list with 43 cases, followed by Albay-28, Camarines Sur-22, Sorsogon-15, Camarines Norte-10, Naga City Police Office-2 and Catanduanes-1.

She said probers are also looking into those hours when when the shooting incidents occurred.

“Did they occur when there were not so many people around?” she added.

R7’s data showed 14 percent of the 121 cases occurred between 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. while another 10 percent, at 10 p.m.

The same records showed 8.5 percent occurred from 9-9:30 a.m.; 8 percent from 12 to 1 p.m.; 8 percent from 9-9:30 p.m.; and 7 percent from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

R7 added that 6 percent occurred at 1:30 a.m. while 4.6 percent happened from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

"We are still investigating why these incidents occurred within these period of time, who are these victims, who are the suspects and the motive behind these cases,” said Calubaquib.

She said many factors are being considered in the investigation but all the possibilities must be known so the cases could be solved and to “preempt” an increase in the number of victims. (by Jorge Hallare, PNA)
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mga badil, bala nakua sa harong sa Jose Panganiban, CNorte


JOSE PANGANIBAN, Camarines Norte 4/27/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Dai na nakalibre sa kamot kan mga awtoridad si Joselito Padua Jr. y Cosa na taga Sitio Calogcog, Barangay Luklukan Norte sa banwaan na ini kan siya servehan nin search warrant hale sa jusgado.

Kairiba an mga miembros kan Provincial Police kan Camarines Norte, an MIG, Municipal Police Station, Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT), linaog kan nasambit na grupo an residencia kan suspechado.

Nakua sa laog kan saindang pagrogaring an man laen-laen na evidencia nin krimen, arog kan sarong calibre .380 na pistol, Tamarmi MOD Ta Tanfoglio, sarong magazine assembly na may laog nin 9 na bala, mga bala para sa calibre .380ng badil, 1ng calibre .45 na pistol, 2ng magazine assembly na may 12ng bala para sa calibre .45 asin iba pa.

An paglaog sa saindang harong susug sa search warrant na firmado ni Judge Ivan Dizaon kan RTC Branch 40 kan Regional Trial Court kan Daet, Camarines Norte.

An suspechado maatubang nin dagmang na mga caso, huli kan mga evidencia na nakua sa saiya.

Si Padua yaon ngonian napupugolan kan mga police, mantang pig pepreparar an caso kontra sa saiya.

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Hybrid rice techno demo in Tigaon posts 9.5-ton yield


Municipal Agriculturist Lea Beltran proudly declared the 9.5 tons highest yield recorded during the Rice Productivity Enhancement (RIPE) harvest festival in the 24 hectare cluster Hybrid Rice Techno Demo in Caraycayon, Tigaon, Camarines Sur.

Farmer co-operator Alexander Mabana said he used Pioneer 77 hybrid rice variety in this techno demo, and the secret for his high yield is keeping the soil moist all of the time. He was very happy when harvested 9.5 tons (215 cavans) from his one hectare hybrid rice farm, a far cry from the 35-50 cavans he usually harvest with inbred rice varieties in the same area.

Municipal Agriculturist Lea Beltran said 24 farmer-cooperators have qualified for the techno demo project and were given 15 kilos hybrid rice seed each and 10 bags fertilizer for a hectare area. The synchronous planting was done on December 23, 2016, two days before typhoon Nina devastated Camarines Sur province.

This is just the first cropping season for the project. Beltran encouraged other rice farmers from the 23 barangays of Tigaon to join the techno demo in the second cropping. For each cropping, the counterpart of the farmer-cooperator are labor and his participation in the data gathering, and a cash deposit of P15,000 from his income to his chosen bank for the two cropping seasons, so that the farmer co-operator will have P30,000 savings for the hybrid rice seed for his third cropping season. Four seed companies participated in the techno demo and the highest yielding variety which is most suitable in Tigaon will be used as farmers choice seed.

Alex Atian of the Department of Agriculture Rice Program said this is only one among the 4,800 hectares hybrid rice techno demo of the DA in the entire region which are conducting simultaneous harvest festivals. (Lovella Guarin / photos by Hermito Privaldos)
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Robin Padilla, babaeng kaiba, dakop droga


BALENO, Masbate 4/27/17 (BICOL STANDARD) Nadakop si Robin Padilla y Huelva, 25 anyos asin si Melaniel Sia y Moncada, 36 anyos, an pig-coconsiderar na No. sa Municipal Watchlist digdi, na suboot imbuelto sa pagtinda nin droga.

Pinosasan sinda kan mga awtoridad sa anti-illegal drug operations sa Cortes St., Barangay Poblacion, sa banwaan na ini.

An nagplano kan operasyon iyo si mga tawohan kan Baleno Municipal Police, Police Intelligence Branch (PIB) asin an Municipal Public Safety Company.

Ginibo an pagrekisa kan reaidencia kan duwa por medyo kan search warrant na hale sa jusgado.

Mientrastanto, narecover kan nasambit na team an illegal drugs na sampulong pidaso nin darakulang pakete nin shabu, 9 na medium size asin dagmang na pig repack na illegal na droga.

An carculo kan mga imbestigador, dai makulang sa kantidad P500,000 an valor kan illegal na droga na nakua sainda.

Dinara kan mga awtoridad an mga evidencia sa Regional Crime Laboratory Office sa Legaspi City.

An mga suspechado napupugolan ngonian kan Baleno MPS, mientras na pighahanda an pagsangat nin caso kontra sainda.

Pagbalga kan R.A. 9165 o an Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 an aatubangon nindang caso. (Report hale ki Jet Ramos)
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(UPDATED) PO1 resigns, laments ‘corruption’ in PNP Catanduanes


LEGASPI CITY 4/26/17 (Bicol Standard) – A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) with a rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1) has made good on his promise to resign from service if the alleged corruption and involvement in illegal activities of several ranking police officials in Catanduanes persists.

In a statement aired over radio stations and sent to different media outlets in Bicol, PO1 Vincent Tacorda told the BICOL STANDARD he can no longer stomach the situation within his organization in spite of the commitment of top police officials who promised to implement immediate reforms within the organization.

PO1 Tacorda said he had sent an irrevocable letter of resignation addressed to PSSupt. Jacinto N. Culver, Group Director, Regional Headquarters Support Group (RHSG), Police Regional Office 5 informing him of his decision to resign.

He (Tacorda) criticized his reassignment order to the RHSG, allegedly without valid basis or reason, which constitutes an act of constructive demotion.

“I do not wish to brag about my contributions in the organization especially those extra efforts I exerted only to ensure the fight against criminality, more particularly the war on drugs, even before President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office,” he narrated in his letter.

“My resignation comes with a heavy heart that I should leave the badge of service because I am no longer happy in the organization,” he said. The resignation was dated April 26, 2017.

In the same interview, Tacorda alleged that he, together with PO1 Dan Bagay were reassigned to Camp Simeon Ola because they were against the illegal activities being perpetrated by ranking police officials in Catanduanes.


Extra-judicial killing


Tacorda confirmed that there was a time when he was ordered by his superiors to kill an alleged drug personality. Allegedly, the target was an employee of the Department of Education (DepEd).

“May tape recorded order ako rito ng dalawang opisyal na nag utos sa akin. Ang isa sa kanila ay Kapitan na ngayon at ang isa ay Police Supt.,” he said.

“Im ready to give my statements in the proper forum. Maybe to the National Bureau of Investigation if this case is investigated. That order to kill was given to me so that PNP Catandunes could submit an accomplishment regarding the ongoing campaign against illegal drugs,” he added.


Planting of evidence


Tacorda also mentioned about the practice some police officers to plant evidence. He said he is willing to executive a sworn affidavit to prove his claim. He mentioned some names, but said he would rather present his evidence, again in the proper forum.

Repeatedly, he mentioned the name of Manuel Huit Jr., an alleged bigtime drug dealer. The said person was, according to Tacorda, a regular visitor inside Camp Francisco Camacho, where PNP Catanduanes holds office.

He also mentioned some ranking police officers assigned in Catanduanes who allegedly were in the payola from the operators of illegal gambling activities. He himself, being assigned in the intelligence division, had also been a recipient of the same payola money.

Reply of the PNP


In response to the report, Police Regional Office 5 Information Officer Police Chief Inspector Malu Calubaquib stated: “The accusation of the two PO1s involving some police officers in Catanduanes is an unsubstantiated allegation in the absence of clear and convincing evidences.”

“Airing their grievances to the media is apparently Conduct of Unbecoming of Police Officer. Applying the general rule ‘He who asserts, not who denies, must prove,’ it is the burden on the part of the accuser to provide evidence in order to substantiate the claim,” she continued.

“Dai man po na problema samuya (We have no problem with it), as long as they can prove it. The responsible personnel will be charged. The media cannot address their grievance. We have a proper forum for cases such as these,” she explained.

Tacorda is the second member of the Catanduanes police who recently criticized the organization of the PNP.

Earlier, PO1 Dan Bagay faced the media to expose the alleged involvement of ranking police officials in Catanduanes in illegal fishing and illegal logging activities.

Meantime, Tacorda is expected to hold a press conference on the issues anytime soon.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Progress, discipline top Mayor Ascutia's dreams for Labo

Mayor Joseph Ascutia
LABO, Camarines Norte--Municipal Mayor Joseph Ascutia dreams of his town to have progress and discipline. This he said in preparation for the town fiesta, which the fast-growing Camarines Norte municipality will celebrate on May 1 to 6, 2017 in honor of St. John the Apostle.

Several activities are lined up for the annual event, Ascutia told the Bicol Standard.

Among these are a novena mass, basketball tournament, Palanyag, Beer Plaza, Agri-Tourism Trade Fair Exhibit, Miss Gay Camarines Norte, Bagsik ng Kamao, Billiards Competition, Rave Party, Vape and Skateboard Competition, and DXC Exhibition.

Also scheduled are the Miss Labo Beauty Pageant, a job fair, Sing-Galing Grand Finals, a live concert, fireworks display, May Festival, and TM Astig Bingo Fest.

Mayor Ascutia added that he hopes the activities will inspire the town residents to strive for a prosperous future.

"Labo has many treasures, including various tourist attractions, churches, historical landmarks, as well as cultural traditions. But its number one treasure is its people," Ascutia said, beaming.

Ascutia added that the inhabitants of Labo are what inspire him to govern well, because they deserve nothing less than the best kind of leadership.

Labo, a first-class municipality of Camarines Norte, was founded on September 8, 1800. It is politically subdivided into 52 barangays.
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SK, barangay registration ends April 29


MANILA 4/26/17 (Bicol Standard)  -- The Commission on Elections has issued a reminder to those are qualified to vote for this coming October 2017 election that they have only until Saturday, April 29, to register.

Comelec chair Andres Bautista said those who intend to register commonly come in droves on the last day.

"That has always been a problem. They should file their applications earlier," he said.

He has also reminded the public that the officer of local election officers in the different municipalities will be open on April 27 and 28 for voter’s registration, even if other government offices will suspend work for the holding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

The voters’ registration period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls began on November 7, 2016 and is scheduled to end on April 29.

So far, the Comelec has received 2,174,601 applications for voters’ registration as a result of regular and satellite registration activities in schools and communities all over the country.
Bautista has said there will be no extension of office hours on April 29 and that offices of the local election officer in towns and cities will only accept applications until 5 pm.

Offices of the local election officers will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Saturday (April 29) to accept applications from prospective voters.

“It will be only until 5 p.m. And the voters’ registration machine can only accommodate 250 applications a day so they shouldn’t wait until the last minute,” Bautista said.

The Comelec is still continuing its preparations for the October 23 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls since no law has been formally passed postponing them to another year.
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Mayor Gaite to file MR



BAAO, Camarines Sur –“ I will not resist if the order of the Ombudsman is served upon me by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). However, I would like to let you know that I am left with no other legal recourse but to file a motion for reconsideration (MR) and a petition for the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO).”

This was how Mayor Melquiades I. Gaite confronted the issue regarding his impending dismissal from service as the town’s chief executive based on the resolution signed by Ombudsman Conchita-Carpio Morales and issued earlier this month, due to the allegedly anomalous lease contract agreement for the lease of the public market.

Gaite joined the municipal officials and employees during the flag raising ceremony in from of the town hall where he explained the dismissal issue that is poised against him.

The order of the Ombudsman against Gaite provided for the most severe penalty of dismissal from service coupled with disqualification from holding public office and the withholding of other benefits that he ought to receive after rendering long years of service.

The Ombudsman’s order stemmed from the complaint filed by municipal councilor Dante Bismonte. The complainant said Gaite acted beyond his authority when he entered into a contract of lease with Lamvert Consolidated Complex Inc. (LCC) covering a 1,704 square meter area of the town’s public market for 25 years.

It was pointed out that under the Revised Market Code, the period for lease agreement is for five years only.

Meanwhile, Bismonte said that Gaite should have sought an authorization of the Sangguniang Bayan to enter into such contract. He cited the opinion of the Department of Interior and Local Government which stated that “separate authority to enter into a contract with the management of LCC for 25 years is necessary.”

Morales did not believe the argument of Gaite, who claims that the “absence of prior authorization was cured by the eventual ratification of the Sangguniang Bayan.”

The Ombudsman affirmed that Gaite committed a corrupt act when he did not enforce the provision “goodwill money” pursuant to the ordinance, thus affording LCC unwarranted benefits.

Meanwhile, Gaite lamented: “I feel very disappointed because you know that I had dedicated almost two decades of my life serving our town. Yet, this sad incident has to happen to me. You may remember that during my first term as mayor, I personally worked for the release of the budget of our municipal market. I know that during that time it was the most felt need of our people. It is with deep regret that this tragic event happened to me.”

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Supt. Nobleza is intelligent, daring--Chief Supt. Buenafe

Supt. Maria Cristina Brugada-Nobleza
NAGA CITY 4/26/17 (Bicol Standard) – “She was a good and effective police officer. That is my personal impression about her during the time when she was assigned here at the Camarines Sur PNP Provincial Police Office. She was at the Crime Lab when we investigated the celebrated Manhon murder case at Barangay Concepcion Grande. I can still recall that she was very dedicated to her work.”

Those were the statements aired by PNP Bicol Chief Supt. Melvin Buenafe, in an interview by the BICOL STANDARD this morning.

Supt. Maria Cristina “Tintin” Brugada-Nobleza, it will be recalled is the police officer who was arrested over the weekend on suspicion that they were about to rescue the remaining Abu Sayyaf bandits in the town of Clarin, Bohol.

She is a Bicolana who hails from the town of Tinambac, Camarines Sur.

RD Buenafe and Supt. Brugada-Nobleza, it was noted, share the same hometown.

Supt. Brugada-Nobleza’s family

The police source added that Supt. Brugada-Nobleza’s father was brutally killed by alleged members of the sparrow unit of the New People’s Army.

She has two brothers who both enlisted in the Philippine Army (PA), but one of them already resigned from the service.

“She comes from a family of good reputation. They are known in Tinambac for their being respectful and law-abiding citizens,” a resident of Barangay Mananao, Tinambac, said.

Educational attainment

“She studied at the Naga College Foundation (NCF) and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her ambition was to be a police officer. Upon passing the police board exams she immediately applied and was accepted as a police officer, via lateral entry,” a retired police officer said.

She was first assigned at the Crime Laboratory at the Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office where she met her future husband, Allan Nobleza, who was a junior officer then.

Her husband P/SSupt. Allan Nobleza, who is also a Bicolano, is the country’s police attaché to Pakistan.

He grew up in San Juan, Libmanan, Camarines and studied high school at Colegio del Santisimo Rosario in the said town. He finished college at the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA).

At the time she was arrested in the town of Clarin, Bohol during the weekend, it was reported that she was with Renierlo Dongon, an alleged Abu Sayyaf member, whom she met when the latter was detained last 2013 for double murder.

Additional information


An informant of the BICOL STANDARD said that the last time he met Brugada-Nobleza and Dongon was in in Naga City in 2013.

“I had a short conversation with her. She confirmed to me that she was doing intelligence work for the government,” the informant, a retired police officer from Tinambac, said.

Asked if the marital relationship between Brugada- Nobleza has been severed already, he said, all he knew is that not too long ago, she, together with her two children visited SSupt. Nobleza in his assignment in Karachi, Pakistan, he said.

Regarding her conversion to the Islam faith, he confirmed that it is true. But, it was only about a year ago when Brugada-Nobleza embraced the said faith.

“Brugada-Nobleza and I were both assigned as members of the peacekeeping force in East Timor. I know her personally as an intelligent person. She is brave, daring, and adventurous. She was an effective intelligence officer. But, this was before this news report broke out regarding her alleged involvement with the Abu Sayyaf issue. I really don’t know now,” he added.
Brugada-Nobleza, 49, and Dongon, who is in his 20s, were caught in Bohol after she tried to drive past a checkpoint on Saturday. It was alleged in the report that they were about to rescue the remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol.

The report says that they are lovers.

Interview with Brugada-Nobleza’s mother


“I felt bad when I heard the news about the alleged involvement of my daughter in the Abu Sayyaf,” said Rosenda Brugada, mother of Maria Cristina Brugada-Nobleza, when intervied by the media today.

“My daughter and her husband has been separated for almost four years now.”

The mother said her daughter should not be judged by the media reports that she has an intimate relationship with the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.

“I want an impartial investigation first. I demand a fair hearing and trial so that the truth would come out,” she emphasized.

Not just lovers?

Meanwhile, in a news report, Supt. Maria Cristina Brugada- Nobleza and suspected Abu Sayaff member Renierlo Dongon are said to be not just lovers, as earlier reported.

They were allegedly married in a Muslim rite several years ago, according to Chief Supt. Noli Talino, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas.

Dongon admitted that he and Supt. Broquesa-Nobleza are married, since the latter had converted herself to Islam.

Brugada-Nobleza was previously married to Supt. Allan Nobleza of Libmanan, Camarines Sur.

In 2010, however, her marriage to Supt. Allan Nobleza was annulled by the court, the report said.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Albay police chief cites 'alarming' number of suicide cases in blotters


A ranking official of the Albay Provincial Police Office (PPO) expressed alarm over the cases of suicide being recorded by their office that would require “immediate intervention.”

Chief Insp. Arthur Gomez, chief investigator of Albay PPO, said in 2016, they were able to record 24 cases of suicide.

He said even as they are still consolidating their records on the number of suicide cases from January to April this year, “which Albay PPO believes are still alarming,” another case of suicide was reported last April 22.

Gomez said the case involved a 24-year-old resident of Barangay Libod in Camalig town who shot himself in front of his girlfriend who lives in Barangay Poblacion, Guinobatan town, also in Albay.

“Investigators said the girl broke up with the suicide victim which prompted him to take his life,” he said.

Gomez said there were 21 males and three females from among the 24 recorded cases of suicide in 2016.

“Among the victims, 18 were single, two were married while four were widows,” he said.

Gomez said eight of the suicide incidents were attributed to emotional problems, four--mental disorder, two--health problems, two-—family problems while eight other cases were for unknown reasons that were not communicated by the victims.

He noted that they even recorded a victim who was a regular employee of the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

“The employee committed suicide inside their house a few weeks ago,” he said.

Gomez said Sr. Supt. Antonino Cirujales, director of Albay PPO, has put in place a program that could serve as an “intervention measure” to combat depression.

Mental health experts said depression, which is characterized by long periods of sadness and social withdrawal, can make a person unproductive and at worst lead to suicide.

According to Gomez the police chief of Albay has ordered all of the chiefs of police in the 15 municipalities and 3 cities of the province to coordinate with their local municipal health offices or rural health units, social welfare officers and barangay officers so “interventions” could be put in place on the cases of depression.

“They should find out who among the residents in the barangay (village) have ‘full-blown’ depression and may tend to commit suicide,” he added.

Dr. Evy Sarmiento told a forum on depression that was initiated by the Department of Health-Bicol early this month that “attention should be given to adolescents and young adults; women of child-bearing age; and older adults or those over 60 years old.”

Sarmiento, who is head of DOH-Bicol’s Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control or NCDPC cluster units, said these age groups are the most prone to being affected by depression.

“It is important to find the root cause of depression of those affected,” she said.

Depression is one of the priority conditions covered by WHO’s “Mental Health Gap” action program which DOH-5 has been implementing in the various provinces in the region over the last two years, Windalyn Baluis, coordinator of DOH-Bicol’s mental health program under the NCDPC cluster, said in a separate interview.

She said through the program mental health patients in the communities, particularly those who are indigent, get access to proper care, psychosocial assistance and free medication from public health doctors and health workers.

“DOH-5 provides continuing technical assistance to all public health doctors and health workers in the region to enhance their assessment and management of the patients in their communities,” said Baluis. (by Jorge Hallare, PNA)
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Gov. Cua, Mayor Laynes ordered to answer complaints

VIRAC, Catanduanes 4/23/17 (Bicol Standard)-- The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered Gov. Joseph Cua and two others to file their answers and counter-affidavits to the administrative and criminal charges filed against them by Edralyn Pangilinan, the common-law wife of newsman Larry Que who was murdered here December last year.

Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Director Adoracion Agbada directed Gov. Cua, Virac Mayor Samuel Laynes and Barangay Palta Small Punong Barangay Hilario Tomangan Sarmiento to file within ten days upon receipt of the order their Counter-Affidavits, Affidavits of Witnesses, if any and such other controverting evidence.

The said counter-affidavits must be duly subscribed and sworn into before any Provincial, City or State Prosecutor, Notary Public, or any Ombudsman Investigator or Special Prosecutor, with proof of service of copies upon the complainant, within ten days from receipt thereof.

This is in connection with the discovery of a mega shabu laboratory here last year.

The order is dated April 11, 2017.

The complaint (Pangilinan) is blaming the above-mentioned officials for allegedly allowing or permitting such a large-scale shabu laboratory to operate just near the heart of the town, before it was discovered on November 26, 2016 at Barangay Palta Small.

The complainant believes that the death of Que is related to the proliferation of illegal drugs in the island province.

It will be recalled that Que contended against Mayor Laynes for the position of Virac town mayor in the latest polls.
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Parabulang binadil sa Daraga, Albay


DARAGA, Albay 4/24/17 (BICOL STANDARD) Dai namidbid an nagbadil, gadan ki Marcial Cerezo y Tania, kasubagong alas 11:55 nin aga sa Dona Paquita Subdivision, Purok 4, digdi.

Segun sa pulis, pig aaram pa ninda an motibo kan para gadan.

An nagbadil sa victima naka-sulot nin bonnet sa saiyang payo kan magrani saiya, asin tulos pinutokan kan armas na dai aram kun anong calibre.

Mientrastanto, si Careso nag-aarkila sana nin sadit na harong.

An declarasyon kan saro sa mga tugang kan ginadan iyo na an saiyang tugang pusikit na parabulang.

Nakakua an mga imbestigador nin nagkapirang pidaso nin aluminum foil, 2ng pisadong “tari” o tambod na gamit sa pagbulang.
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Swarms of flies invade Polangui


POLANGUI, Albay 4/23/17 (Bicol Standard) -- An ordinance that would regulate the operation of poultry farms here is expected to be passed to address the recurring health and sanitation problem of the swarms of houseflies.

In an interview, Vice Mayor Herbert Borja confirmed the information that the Sangguniang Bayan of this town has scheduled a public consultation, which will be participated in by the poultry raisers and the affected residents.

“It is true that we have been flooded with complaints regarding the swarms of house flies that have threatened the health of our residents. That is the reason why we will expedite the passage of an ordinance that would in effect regulate the said business,” Borja said.

He (Borja) also told the residents that the required environmental permits need to be religiously complied with by every owner of the poultry farms here.

At present, this town has been the primary the choice of many poultry raisers due to its transportation accessibility as well as its having the ideal climate for raising chickens, he added.

Borja believes that within 90 days from now, the Sangguniang Bayan will be able to enact an ordinance regarding this matter.
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Bicol’s no. 1 shabu suspect arrested


BAAO, Camarines Sur 4/23/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Wilson Baita y Comprado, considered as the No. 1 Regional and Provincial target of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Unit, and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team has been arrested.

Police reports say that Baita was captured in a buy-bust operation at Room 3, at Barangay Sagrada here, yesterday.

The suspect was collared after a long intelligence work conducted by the different anti-illegal drugs group in his hideout in the said barangay.

Apart from the suspected illegal drugs, the police operatives also recovered the buy-bust money from the possession of the said suspect.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

RD Buenafe awards Medalya ng Kagalingan to Masbate cops

LEGASPI CITY 4/22/17 (BICOL STANDARDA) — Bicol Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe and Masbate PNP Director P/SSupt. Froilan Elopre has awarded the seven (7) police officers of Uson, Masbate the Medalya ng Kagalingan after they survived an ambush and a twenty-minute gunfight with the members of the New People’s Army yesterday.




The incident occurred at Barangay Badling, Uson, Masbate, yesterday, 4 a.m.

The recognition ceremony was held at Camp Bonny Serrano in Masbate City.

Meanwhile, Buenafe had personally visited PO1 Chileto Amistad who was wounded in the said incident when he was hit by bomb fragments from an improvised explosive, allegedly planted by the rebels.

Amistad was also given the Wounded PNP Personnel Medal and financial assistance from the regional director, as well as from Governor Antonio Kho of Masbate Province.

Buenafe also ordered that a two-day Improvised Explosive Decive (IED) Identification and Awareness Course be immediately conducted so that all police personnel will be aware of this security threats.

It will be recalled that for the past few weeks the NPA rebels in Masbate has been very active, the latest of which was this incident where Amistad was wounded.
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May casong Rape dinakop sa Lagonoy, CSur

LAGONOY, CSur 4/22/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Pigtarabangan kan mga pulis asin kan 22nd IB kan Army na arestaron si Lino Nicolas y Valencia, 46 anyos na residente kan Barangay Himagtocon digdi na akusado sa casong Rape.




Si Nicolas iyo an pig coconsiderar na No. 5 na most wanted sa banwaan na ini, huli sa nasambit na caso.

Dinakop siya kasubagong ala 1:30 nin hapon (Abril 22) sa Sitio Magtong, Barangay Sipaco sa banwaan na ini kan nasambit na grupo nin mga awtoridad.

An inaatubang na kaso ni Nicolas bibistahan sa sala nin Judge Ma. Angela Acompanado-Arroyo kan Branch 58 kan Regional Trial Court (RTC) sa San Jose, Camarines Sur.

Mayong fianza an pig rekomendar kan juwez para sa temporayong libertar kan akusado.
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1 pulis nalugadan sa nagputok na bomba sa Masbate

USON, Masbate 4/22/17 (BICOL STANDARD ) — Sarong pulis an nagsapo nin lugad kan magputok an improvised explosive device (IED) na suboot i-tinanom kan mga rebeldeng communista.




An bomba nagsabog mantang an sarong grupo nin pulis pasiring sa pag-responde nin sarong insidente digdi kan Byernes, sabi sa report ngonian na Sabado.

An victima nabistong si PO 1 Celito Amistad.

May mga lugad siya nin shrapnel hale sa nagbuag na IED na ibinugtak sa guilid kan tinampo sa Barangay Badling, tulong kilometros an distansya hale sa mayor na tinampo kan Uson, alas 4:00 nin aga.

Pakalihis kan pagbuag kan bomba, nagpoon nang paarak-asakan nin bala an mga pulis, na nakilaban sa mga rebelde nin dai makulang sa 20 minutos na baradilan.

An carculo kan mga pulis, nakasagupa ninda an dai makulang sa 80ng mga NPA, sabi ni SPO4 Manny Marcaida.

Si Marcaida iyo si team leader kan mga pulis kan mangyari an incidente.

Pakalihis nin 20 minutos na baradilan, nagdurulag na si mga rebelde pasiring sa dai maaraman na direksyon.

Si Amistad yaon ngonian sa MC Hospital sa Masbate City nagpaparahay.
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Mananap fest kicks off today in San Vicente, CNorte

SAN VICENTE, Camarines Norte 4/22/17 (Bicol Standard) — Mananap festival opened today in the town of San Vicente, Camarines Norte. 


Seated from left to right: Vice Mayor Tony Villamor, Mayor Francis Ong, Mrs. Joana Ong (wife of Mayor Francis), and Ms. Aira Faye Rait, Miss Bantayog 2017, Miss Popularity and Miss Photogenic. Photo courtesy of Mahatma Gan.

The kick-off program was held at the Municipal Agro-Cultural, Sports & Freedom Complex. 

In attendance were town Mayor Francis Ong, Vice Mayor Tony Villamor, and other town officials. Special guests were Governor Edgar Tallado, Vice Governor Jonah Pimentel, and Congresswoman Marisol Panotes.




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Rural Bank of Ragay closed


The Monetary Board (MB) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) prohibited Rural Bank of Ragay (Camarines Sur), Inc. from doing business in the Philippines. Under Resolution No. 635.B dated April 20, 2017, the MB directed the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) as Receiver to proceed with the takeover and liquidation of the bank. PDIC took over the bank on April 21, 2017.

Rural Bank of Ragay is a two-unit rural bank with Head Office located at Tomas Delgado St. cor. Provincial Road, Poblacion Ilaod, Ragay, Camarines Sur. Its lone branch is located in Del Gallego, Camarines Sur. Based on the General Information Sheet filed by the bank with the Securities and Exchange Commission as of June 30, 2016, Rural Bank of Ragay is owned by Linda C. Aquino (18.87%), Jaime A. Manubay (11.61%), Mildred A. Perez (10.45%), Kristoffer Lloyd C. Aquino (6.68%), Emma Louisa C. Aquino (5.80%), Maika C. Aquino (5.80%), Charina A. Lonogan (5.25%), Rolando M. Carandang (4.13%), Theresita B. Aquino (3.30%), Guillermo E. Abogado (3.18%), and Ruben D. Literal (2.35%). The Bank’s Chairman and President is Emma Louisa C. Aquino.

Latest available records show that as of December 31, 2016, Rural Bank of Ragay had 8,062 deposit accounts with total deposit liabilities of PHP178.5 million. Total insured deposits amounted to PHP172.9 million equivalent to 96.8% of total deposits.

PDIC assured depositors that all valid deposits and claims shall be paid up to the maximum deposit insurance coverage of PHP500,000.00. Depositors with valid deposit accounts with balances of PHP100,000.00 and below shall be eligible for early payment and need not file deposit insurance claims, except accounts maintained by business entities, or when they have outstanding obligations with Rural Bank of Ragay or acted as co-makers of these obligations. Depositors have to ensure that they have complete and updated addresses with the bank. They may update their addresses until May 2, 2017 using the Mailing Address Update Forms to be distributed by PDIC representatives at the bank premises.

For depositors who are required to file claims for deposit insurance, the schedule of claims settlement operations will be announced as soon as possible through posters in the bank premises and in other public places, the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov.ph, and PDIC’s official Facebook account. PDIC also reminded borrowers to continue paying their loan obligations with the closed Rural Bank of Ragay and to transact only with designated PDIC representatives at the bank premises. For more information on the requirements and procedures for filing claims and settlement of loan obligations, all depositors and borrowers of the bank are enjoined to attend the Depositors-Borrowers' Forum which will be held in a venue near the premises of the bank on May 4 and 5, 2017. Details will be posted in the bank premises and in other public places.

Depositors may communicate with PDIC Public Assistance personnel stationed at the bank premises or call the PDIC Public Assistance Hotlines at (02) 841-4630 to (02) 841-4631, or send their e-mail to pad@pdic.gov.ph. Depositors outside Metro Manila may also call PDIC at its Toll Free Hotline at 1-800-1-888-PDIC (7342). Inquiries may also be sent via private message to the official PDIC Facebook account
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Ombudsman Morales sacks Mayor Gaite



BAAO, Camarines Sur 4/21/17 (BICOL STANDARD) 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.

Morales also approved the findings of Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer Maricel Quilates against Gaite for grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.

Also, his civil service eligibility was cancelled.

The Ombudsman’s order stemmed from the complaint filed by municipal councilor Dante Bismonte. The complainant said Gaite acted beyond his authority when he entered into a contract of lease with Lamvert Consolidated Complex Inc. (LCC) covering a 1,704 square meter area of the town’s public market for 25 years.

It was pointed out that under the Revised Market Code, the period for lease agreement is for five years only.

Meanwhile, Bismonte said that Gaite should have sought an authorization of the Sangguniang Bayan to enter into such contract. He cited the opinion of the Department of Interior and Local Government which stated that “separate authority to enter into a contract with the management of LCC for 25 years is necessary.”

Morales did not believe the argument of Gaite, who claims that the “absence of prior authorization was cured by the eventual ratification of the Sangguniang Bayan.”

The Ombudsman affirmed that Gaite committed a corrupt act when he did not enforce the provision “goodwill money” pursuant to the ordinance, thus affording LCC unwarranted benefits.

BICOL STANDARD has not yet reached Gaite for his comments.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Akusado nin Arson sa Basud, CNorte, nadakop na


BASUD, Camarines Norte 4/21/17 (Bicol Standard) – Yaon na ngonian sa laog kan carcel si Randy Opena y Palman, taga Purok 4, kan barangay Caayunan digdi.

Si Opena dinakop kan mga pulis sa bisa kan mandamiento de aresto na saiyang inaatubang.

Bibistahan si Opena sa kasong arson, na dadangogon sa sala ni Judge Roberto A. Escaro kan Branch 38 kan Regional Trial Court (RTC) sa Daet, Camarines Norte.

An caso kontra ki Opena mayo nin rekomendadong fianza.

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3 gadan sa baradilan kan Army vs. NPA sa Masbate


CAWAYAN, Masbate 4/21/17 (BICOL STANDARD) -- Sarong 70 anyos na gurang na babae asin duwang mga aki an nagadan kan mapatahaw sinda sa nagbabaradilan na mga mga soldados kan gobierno asin mga pigtutubodan na mga rebelde.

Nangyari an baradilan sa Sitio Lubigan, Barangay Panan Awan, sa banwaan na ini kasuodmang alas 5:30ng mag-omagahon.

An sabi sa report, an mga miembros kan 3rd Scout Ranger Company, na pinapamayohan ni Lt. Karl John Cabillo yaon sa combat operation kan masumpongan an mga rebelde.

An mga rebeldng NPA nagpahipli sa luwas kan harong ni Paulino Pepito y Cuyos, 70 anyos na balo.

Mientrastanto, an mga nasa laog kan nasambit na harong iyo sinda Lolita Pepito y Villamor, 70 anyos, may agom asin an saiyang mga makuapo na sinda Crislyn Pepito, 11 anyos, grade 4 asin Reden Pepito, 9 anyos namugtak sa tahaw kan nagbabaradilan na grupo.

An resulta, tinamaan nin bala sinda Lolita Pepito, Crislyn Pepito asin Reden Pepito, na nagresulta sa saindang kagadanan.

Si Pulino Pepito, sa ibong na lado, nagsapo nin tama nin bala sa saiyang walang takyag.

Pakalihis kan baradilan, an mga rebelde nagdurulag pasiring sa dai madeterminaran na lugar.
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VM Bilo kan Malinao, 90ng aldaw na matukaw bilang acting mayor


MALINAO, Albay 4/21/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –Si Vice Mayor Sheryl Capus-Bilo kan banwaan na ini an matukaw sa laog nin 90 aldaw, huli sa suspension kan Sandiganbayan ki Mayor Billy Ceriola.

Si Ceriola, maroromdoman na ipig reklamo sa Ombudsman ni Consejal Irene Fajut na nagbalga kan R.A. 3019 (Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act). An guinikanan kan reklamo iyo si pig firmahan na permiso kan alkalde sa bulangan na igwa siya nin personal na interes.

An reklamo sa Ombudsman kan 2013 nakasangat na sa Sandiganbayan por medio ta igwa nin probable cause na naheling sa nasambit na reklamo.

Iyo ini an pigbibistahan ngonian.

An preventive suspension ki Ceriola firmado ni Justice Rodolfo Ponferrada, an chairman kan 6th Division kan Sandiganbayan.
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3ng 'NPA kuno' rakop sa entrapment sa Bato, CSur


BATO, CSur 4/21/17 (BICOL STANDARD) Rinakop ag kinalabos subagong ramrag su tolong taohan sa barangay sa Bato, Camarines Sur por medyo sa pangingikil.

Minidbid ni PO2 James Iglopas ka Bato Police Station a mga suspechado na sira Oscar Calleja, Edison Layderos ag Mario Sandrino.

Segun ki Iglopas inireklamo a 3 ku usad na paratinda sa sandiya (pakwan) sa barangay San Miguel na naggaayat kanya sa P50 mil bilang revolutionary tax.

Huli kadi nagandam sa entrapment operation su PNP Bato na nagresulta sa pagkakarakop ku 3.

Sa intrebista, sinabi ni Calleja, na incumbent barangay kagawad ag OIC ka Barangay San Miguel na di nira isi a rason ka pagrakop kanda.

Kakasuwan ka PNP sa extortion ag grave threat a mga suspect ta sadto demand letter nira sinabi nirang mas mahal a buway kaysa kwarta ag kin di kuno magtao su target nirang biktima agko mingyari sa pamilya niya.

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Senior Citizen na nag-excursion, nalamos


PASACAO, Camarines Sur 4/21/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –Biglang natunaw si kaogmahan kan mga senior citizens hale sa Ciudad kan Naga kan an saro sa saindang mga pag-iribang gurang an binawian nin buhay, huli sa pagkalamos kasoodma.
Poco mas o menos alas 12:30 nin odto, mantang yaon an mga gurang sa Surfers Paradise Resort sa barangay Caranan digdi, kan marisa kan saindang mga pag-iriba na may maraot na nangyari ki Ricardo Luntoc, residente kan Sitio Paraiso, Sta. Cruz, Naga City.
An gurang, sabi kan saiyang mga partidasyos solo na nag-saksay-sakay sa dagat sa tunogod kan nasambit na resort, kan mangyari an aksidente.
Idinalagan pa kuta an victima pasiring sa Bicol Medical Center tanganing ibabulong.
Alagad, yaon pa sana sa viaje pasiring sa hospital, binawian na buhay an victima.
An mga pag-iribang opisyal kan senior citizens sa Naga City an nagresponde tulos sa nasambit na problema.
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Mag-agom na Avenido nalalangob sa Tinangis Penal Farm


NAGA CITY 4/21/17 (Bicol Standard) Dinara na kasoodma sa Tinangis Penal Farm an mag-agom na Nestor asin Maria Joy Avenido, an duwa sa mga nanginginot na akusado sa mga casong syndicated estafa na inbuelto an labing P200 millyones hale sa sari-saring clase nin tawo digdi asin sa iba pang lugar kan nasyon.

Sinabi ni Police Chief Inspector Ronnie Fabia, an hefe kan Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) sa Camarines Sur, na nagdudugang pa an numero kan mga nag-rereklamo kontra sa may agom.

Enot kaini, 47ng mga caso nin estafa ipig-serve sainda. Alagad, kasoodma, nadugangan pa ini nin 19 asin madudugangan pa, sabi sa report.

Afuera sa mag-agom na Avenido, kabale man bilang mga respondents sa caso iyo an saindang mga aki na sinda Angel Jones, Anthony Jones, Andrew Jones asin Angelica Jones Avenido.

An mga miembros kan familia Avenido, kabale sa corporasyon na saindang pig-organisar tanganing padalaganon an multi-milyon na investment company, na nakasapog sa nasambit na escandalo.

An mga caso kontra sa familia Avenido dadangogon kan 3ng sala kan Regional Trial Court sa Naga City asin Pili, Camarines Sur.

Afuera kan mga casong syndicated estafa, an mag-agom, akusado man sa sarong sala kan Municipal Trial Court digdi, sa mga casong pagbalga sa B.P. 22, an Bouncing Check Law.

Mientrastanto, naaraman kan BICOL STANDARD na may nagdulok pang nagkapirang mga tawo sa National Bureau of Investigation na masangat pa nin caso kontra sa mga akusado.

Pig lalaoman na sa maabot na mga aldaw, orog pang madakul an numero kan mga complainants na an iba mga retiradong pulis, mga paratukdo, retiradong empleado kan gobierno, OFW asin maging mga nakatukaw na juwes, na nag-invirtir man nin darakulang kantidad nin cuarta sa lending company kan familya Avenido.

Igwa man nin mga haralangkaw na opisyal kan gobierno provincial kan Camarines Sur an naka-ayon pa sa halawigon na listahan kan mga nag-tiwala nin darakulang kantidad sa lending business kan mag agom.
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

FLASH NEWS | 9 anyos pinokpok sa payo, nakuang gadan sa Daet, CNorte

DAET, CNorte 4/20/17 (BICOL STANDARD) Sinapok-sapok, saka pinokpok nin gapo sa payo kasubanguing poco mas o menos alas 10:00 an nueve (9) anyos na aking lalaki na nakuang gadan sa irarom kan tulay kan Daet, ngonian na alas 6:00 nin aga.



An victima nabisto sa pangaran na Cris Henry Tallado, taga Paracale, alagad naglayas sa saindang harong sa Paracale huli ta suboot pigkukulgan siya kan saiyang tiyaon, na saiyang pig eestaran.

An ama kan victima yaon ngonian sa laog kan Provincial Jail kan Camarines Norte ta pig bibistahan sa casong Physical Injuries, huli ta binuhosan niya nin acido an saiyang agom, na iyong nagkaso saiya.

Sa presente an ina kan victima igwa na nin kasaroan kaya mayo nang nag-aasikano sa victima kaya nakiki-estar sana sa tiyaon. Ini an rason kun tano ta nagdulag an victima asin napirme na digdi.

Mientrastanto, sarong menor de edad an nagtestigo na naheling niya asin aram si pangyayari antes na ginadan si Tallado.

Sa intrevista kan BICOL STANDARD, sinabi kan testigo na an victima haloy na pinipirit kan 15 anyos na lalaki na magiba saiya sa paghabon sa sarong harong sa Camambugan digdi.

Nagsayumang mag-iba an victima.

Huli kaini, sinapok-sapok siya. Ginapos an duwang kamot nin straw asin linotok nin gapo an likod na parte kan payo kan 9 anyos na victima.

Kan maheling kan suspechado na malaen si tama kan victima, dinara ini sa Daet Bridge 1 asin duman itinuklang, kaya sa irarom kan tulay nakua an bangkay.

Nagpapadagos pa hasta ngonian an imbestigasyon.

An suspechado na bantog sa apod na “Tondo Boy,” hinahanap na ngonian kan mga awtoridad.

Sinabi pa sa report na an grupong ini kan mga layas na aki sa Daet inaapod na “rugby boys” nin huli sa paggamit nin solvent. (With report from Ramil del Moro).
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BM Gache: Sanitary landfill urgent in Cam Norte

DAET, CNorte--A privilege speech was delivered yesterday by Board Member Pol Gache taking notice of the impending closure of all open dumpsites, pursuant to the provisions of R.A. 9003.



Gache, a longtime provincial legislator and former town chief executive, said he got reliable information that the Environment Management Bureau in Region V is determined to enforce the law that prohibits the operation of open dumpsites.

Interpellated by his fellow Board Members, he said what could be considered as a provincial dumpsite is an area at Barangay Binatagan, Basud, Camarines Norte.

It will be recalled that last January, the town of Daet was ordered by the EMB to close the open dumpsite at Barangay Bibirao.

"Until now, however, the LGU could not comply for various reasons," Gache said.

BICOL STANDARD's source said that on November 10, 2016 Mayor Benito S. Ochoa received a letter from Regional Director Eva S. Ocfemia of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) which treated the issue of the open dump site.

In the said letter Director Ocfemia said “Our Basura Patroller conducted an inspection at your disposal facility located at Barangay Bibirao, Daet on September 20, 2016. But said facility is still operating an open dumpsite. Please be informed that it is no longer allowed under R.A. 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2002."

Meanwhile, Board Member Gache also took notice of the information that LGU Daet has spent no less than Php 20 million for their material recovery project, yet the project remains idle and not operational.

Antecedent to this, Gov. Egay Tallado had already called for an inter-agency meeting last March 20 to discuss the issue regarding solid waste management.

In said meeting, a consensus that the provincial government should consider putting up a provincial sanitary landfill project was reached.

"Ako ay nangangamba na isang araw, magigising tayo na kalat ang basura sa tapat ng ating bahay o lansangan," Gache said.

"Hindi lang po ang Daet ang may problema ngunit lahat ng bayan sa ating lalawigan," he added.
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Bicol bemedaled cop removed from rolls?

NAGA CITY—Whatever happened to Roger Dy, Jr., the bemedalled Bicolano police officer who hails from Libmanan, Camarines Sur remained a mystery, until today.

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In an interview, Roger Dy Jr., who now claims the rank of Police Director General (PDG), said he earned his rank via Special Promotions after he was awarded at least 20 Medals of Valor.

Official police records, however, show that he (Dy, Jr.) has been dismissed from service due to Serious Neglect of Duty, based on an order dated May 6, 2016.

Even before the said order of dismissal his salary had been withheld starting December 2014.

At present, his name has been dropped from the rolls of the Philippine National Police.

Regarding said dismissal order, he told the BICOL STANDARD that he has a pending motion for reconsideration.

“I am confident that if I am accorded a fair hearing of my case, the dismissal order could be reversed. I believe that there is no legal basis for the order of dismissal. It is very unjust and patently illegal,” he said


Controversy


The controversy started when Dy Jr., was designated as Regional Director of Region VIII, where he did not abide.

Dy Jr., said his dismissal was prompted when he failed to report to Region VIII, when he was designated as the PNP Regional Director of the said place.

He said that the position for he is assigned, which is Regional Director is for officers with a rank of Chief Superintendent. Hence, he is overqualified, pursuant to PNP standards.

“I now have the rank of Police Director General. If there was such an order for me to assume as PNP Regional Director, the same would no longer be applicable to me because of the present rank that I have,” he said.

Further, Dy Jr., narrated that the basis for the claim that his rank is Police Director General is a letter that then DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo sent to him.

The said letter, he said, was issued pursuant to Sec. 33 (b) of Republic Act 8551 on Special promotions for recipients of Medals of Valor, like himself, he added.

“I have no less than 20 Medals of Valor. I deserve a spot promotion under R.A. 8551. The law says that it has a retroactive effect. Every Medal of Valor is equivalent to a one rank higher promotion. I am now a Police Superintendent, with at least five (5) Medals of Valor as mentioned by then Sec. Robredo,” he said.

“At least my rank would be Police Director General or, at the very least, Police Deputy Director,” he added.

Moreover, Dy also clarified that as of the 2nd quarter of 2014 he had formally and personally received his appointment order as Police Deputy Director General from the Office of the Regional Personnel, Resources and Management Division of the National Capital Regional Office.


‘Good faith’


In the Motion for Reconsideration that he filed, Dy emphasized that his failure to report in in Region VIII was based on good faith.

“I based my decision upon the official letter of then Sec. Robredo who had formally addressed me as Police Director General,” he added.

“I am of the belief that the dismissal order which is the subject of my motion for reconsideration is merely a form of harassment. I have with me all the records and recommendations for my promotions. Everything is barcoded, reviewed and endorsed by all concerned officers. What I am just waiting for is the implementation by the President, he said further.

“Perhaps, due to the meteoric rise in my promotion, some officers were sidestepped or overtaken by me in terms of rank. But, there is nothing wrong with my promotions since everything is the product of my very dedicated service to the organization,” he lamented.

“The Medal of Valor is a priority for any kind of promotion. My case is probably the first time in the promotional history of the institution,” he said.


Call for Pres. Duterte


Finally, Dy Jr., said he sincerely wants this report to reach the Office of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who, he claims, knows him very well.

”I was assigned in Davao City and worked well with him,” he said.

“I am very much aware that President Duterte is a very fair person. He knows that I have worked hard for the good of the country. That is the main reason why I was awarded several Medals of Valor. My only wish is for the President to take notice of this issue. I have dedicated more than twenty years of devoted service to our country which has afforded me the opportunity of earning said Medals of Valor,” he said.

“I sincerely hope for justice to be served on top of these controversies hounding my special promotion,” he concluded.

Dy, Jr. is the son of former Libmanan Vice Mayor Blesilda Castaneda-Dy, who said she is also lost in the dark why her son met such fate.

Mrs. Dy said that like her son, she prays that a thorough investigation will be conducted into the issue.
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76 anyos na lolo, nabudalan nin van sa highway, gadan

SANTA ELENA, CNorte 4/19/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Lagarto si tama sa lawas asin payo ni Dominador Macayan y Papolina, 76, na nabudalan nin van sa Maharlika Highway, sa Purok 11, sa Barangay Poblacion digdi.



Sabi kan mga imbestigador, nangyari an aksidente poco mas o menos alas 5:10 nin mag-omagahon kan kan Lunes ( Abril 17).

An victima mabalyo kuta sa highway kan aksidenteng siyang mabangaan kan MB 100 na van na pigmamaneho ni Reynaldo Salva y Abando, na taga Happy Homes Pamorangon, sa Barangay Magang, Daet, Camarines Norte.

Segun pa sa imbestigasyon, an van hale sa banwaan kan Daet, pasiring sa Makati City.

Dinara pa kuta an victima sa Saint Jude General Hospital sa Lopez, Quezon.

Alagad, ipig declarar siyang gadan na.
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2ng lunad sa motorsiklo gadan sa Nabua, CSur

NABUA, CSur 4/19/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Duwang personas na nakalunad sa motorsiklo an binawian nin buhay kan makabudal an saindang piglulunadan na motorsiklo sa poste, sa guilid kan tinampo sa Barangay San Antonio digdi.


Nabisto an mga nagadan na iyo sinda Isaac Abinal, 62 anyos, asin Meriam Abinal-Coronel, 36 anyos an edad.

Sabi sa imbestigasyon, nawaran nin control sa manibela kan motorsiklo si Abinal, mientras na bwelong nagpapadalagan kan vehiculo sa tinampo.

Huli kaini, nakadagpak sa poste si Isaac Abinal, asin an kasuno niyang si Miriam dangan nagbaralintong hastang makalampaw sinda sa kale.

An driver na si Abinal nagadan mismo sa pinangyarihan kan aksidente.

Si Mirian ihinatod pa sa hospital, pero gadan na kan makaabot sa pabulongan.
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Lamos sa pagkamoot, binadil an sadire sa Guinobatan


GUINOBATAN, Albay 4/19/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Lamos nin pagkamoot.

Ini an kamugtakan ni Dexter Moratalla y Nidea, an 24 anyos na soltero na nagbadil sa sadire kan maisihan na pig break na siya kan saiyang namomotan.

An sinasabing ilusyon ni Dexter iyo si Maryjune Binaraba y Mirabueno, an 27 anyos na magayon na daraga na taga Barangay Mauraro sa banwaan na ini.

Segun ki Maryjune, narisa niya na mainit an payo ni Dexter kaya ngani naghagad siya nin tabang ki SPO1 Lingcaso.

Sabi kan daraga, makuri an pag-imon o selos ni Dexter asin manongod sa saindang pagsuwayan.

Mientras na nasa Zamora St., sa Poblacion digdi, nag-iwal pa an duwa.

Dangan, naheling na sanang nag dadalihig an mga luha sa mata ni Dexter. Pasirbog an paglakaw.

Minutos sana, kinua niya (Dexter) an sukbit na badil na .9mm. Pinaputok sa saiyang sintibo.

Makusogon na pag-tiwin nin dugo hale sa saiyang payo, kaya idinalagan siya sa hospital sa Ligao City.

Alagad, an sabi sa report, binawian na siya nin buhay.

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Mag ina, natuprod sa kalayo sa Paracale


PARACALE, CNorte 4/19/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –Nagadan an mag-inang sinda Nerresa Velasco - Delemios, 36 anyos, asin an ngohod niyang aki na si Jessa Delemios, 9 anos, kan mag-arab-adab an kalayo na nagtuprod kan saindang harong kasuodmang mag-omagahon.

An incidente nangyari sa Purok 5 sa Barangay Dalmac, sa banwaan na ini.

Mientrastanto, may mga bakros asin rungas sa saindang lawas si Mike Delemios, an ama asin si Jerick Delemios, aki kan victima.

Si Nerry Mae Delemios, an saro pa sa mga aki kan pamilya Delemios an nakalibre sa ano man na lugad.

Base sa deklarasyon kan ni Mike Delemios, naguimata sinda na nag-kakanayap na an kalayo asin nasusulod na an dakulang parte kan residencia.

Nagtarabang kuta an mga residentes sa pagtaraid na harong. Alagad, makusog na an kalayo, kaya dai na kinaya maampat an kalayo.

An mga victima dai tulos nakaluwas sa nasusulong harong asin duman na sinda nagadan.

An sabi, nagresponde man an mga tawohan kan Bureau of Fire Protection kan Paracale asin Labo.

Alagad, kan magabot sinda sa lugar, kinakan nan a nin kalayo an harong.
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Avenido couple nabbed, face 47 arrest warrants


NAGA CITY—A total of 47 warrants of arrest for the crime of syndicated estafa were served against Nestor Avenido y Puerto and Maria Joy Avenido y Agnabo by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group yesterday (April 18), Tuesday in Sto. Tomas Municipal Police Station.



The report say that prior to this, both suspects were arrested on April 14, 2017 at around 8:30 p.m. at Barangay San Antonio, Sto. Tomas, Batangas by the CIDG in Region IV-A and the Municipal Police Station of Sto. Tomas, Batangas. The arrest was based on pending warrants for the crime of syndicated estafa issued by Judge Vivencio Gregorio A. Atutubo III of RTC Branch 31 in Pili, Camarines Sur, with no bail recommended.

Meanwhile, upon being informed of the said arrest, the CIDG team from Camarines Sur led by PCI Ronnie M. Fabia, travelled to the said town to serve other pending warrants of arrest in the different RTC branches in Pili and Naga City, and the MTCC in Naga City.

The Avenido couple were served with arrest warrants for five (5) cases for violation of BP 22 issued by Judge Zenaida Najera-Bragais, of Branch 3 of MTCC here.

Presiding Judge Bernard Beltran of RTC Branch 23 in Naga City also issued one (1) warrant of arrest.

Also pending with RTC Branch 31, in Pili, Camarines Sur were 20 warrants of arrest, all issued by Presiding Judge Vivencio Gregorio G. Atutubo III.

In RTC Branch 32, in Pili, Camarines Sur, where Judge Vivencio Gregorio G. Atutubo III is the pairing judge, he had also issued a total of 9 warrants of arrest against the Avenidos.

In RTC Branch 33, also in Pili, Camarines Sur, Judge Erwin Virgilio P. Ferrer issued 11 warrants of arrest, with no bail recommended.

The arresting officers said that the accused couple will be surrendered to the different courts where thay will be presented to the Presiding Judges, once they arrive here in Camarines Sur.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Catanduanes State University grad tops the 2017 Midwifery board

MANILA 4/18/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Another alumna of the Catanduanes State University (CSU) has topped the 2017 board examination for midwives, according to the results released today by the Professional Regulation Commission and the Board of Midwifery.



The examination was conducted on April 10 and 11 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

The following are the ranking results:

RANK
NAME
SCHOOL
RATING (%)
1
KATHRYN AVERY ANTONIO ALDAVE
CATANDUANES STATE UNIVERSITY - VIRAC
91.45
2
DONNA MAE BRAGAIS IMPERIAL
BICOL UNIVERSITY-TABACO
90.80
3
CLAUDINE CORNEL VILLAMOR
CATANDUANES STATE UNIVERSITY - VIRAC
90.45
4
EDGAR PHILIP ROMANILLOS PATRIARCA
BICOL UNIVERSITY-TABACO
90.15
5
DARLENE GRACE SABINOSA RANERA
BICOL UNIVERSITY-POLANGUI
89.90
6
JOHN NICHOLAS ANTON CHAVEZ SORIAO
CATANDUANES STATE UNIVERSITY - VIRAC
89.25
7
KLIEN BERNARD LANCELOT VENTURA
CAMARINES SUR POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE-NABUA
89.10
ANGELICA BERNAL VILLAMOR
CAMARINES SUR POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE-NABUA
89.10
8
LORNA DARUNDAY BILLONES
SAINT GABRIEL COLLEGE-KALIBO
88.85
MERI ANGELI TUCIO RICAFRANCA
CAMARINES SUR POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE-NABUA
88.85
9
GALEN BAIS ABRIAM
HARDAM FURIGAY COLLEGES FOUNDATION, INC
88.80
KATE DAVID CABATAÑA
BICOL UNIVERSITY-TABACO
88.80
10
ALBEN BRIZO BERNAL
CATANDUANES STATE UNIVERSITY - VIRAC
88.75
PINKY BRUCELO CARRASCAL
SORSOGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
88.75
FLORENCE JOSHUA LEE TORALDE
CAMARINES SUR POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE-NABUA
88.75

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