Saturday, February 25, 2017

DepEd planning to conduct Palarong Pambansa every two years

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela 2/24/17 -- The Department of Education (DepEd) is planning to hold the annual Palarong Pambansa every two years to provide more time in improving sports facilities and give athletes extra preparations before competing.

DepEd Assistant Secretary for Procurement Service, Atty. Revsee Escobedo, announced the plan during the opening program of the 2017 Cagayan Valley Regional Athletic (CAVRAA) Meet held at the city sports complex on Friday.

Escobedo said if the Palaro is held every two years, the regional athletic meet shall be able to select and train the best athletes who would be competing with other regions in the Palarong Pambansa.

He said the DepEd also plans to provide standard uniform and equipment for every delegation to present equal opportunities for athletes in all region.

He said these are all under DepEd's vision in improving the sports capabilities of all athletes with the ultimate goal of a sports development program truly nurturing the students’ skills, experience and growth.

He said DepEd-2 officials led by Dr. Estella Cariño is taking the lead in promoting the sports development program in the region with the support of local officials. (PNA)

Fun bike, fun walk boost Bicol PNP's anti-drug campaign

DAET, Camarines Norte 2/25/17 (Bicol Standard) – The intensified campaign against illegal drugs got another push in this province earlier today in a fun bike and fun walk activity led by PNP Provincial Director Police Senior Supt. Rudolf Dimas.

In attendance were members of civic society organizations and members of the Camarines Norte Provincial Police Office, as well as representatives from the Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5).

PRO5 Spokesperson Malu Calubaquib said the event, which was backed by the Provincial Government of Camarines Norte, shows the ever-growing support of the public in the regional office’s anti-drug campaign dubbed as Bicol Region Against Drugs (BRAD).

Friday, February 24, 2017

5 NPA rebels yield in Masbate

LEGAZPI CITY 2/24/17--Five suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Battalion headquarters in Barangay Bacolod, Milagros town in Masbate on Thursday afternoon, an Army spokesperson said.

Maj. Virgilio Perez, spokesperson of the Southern Luzon Command based at Camp Guillermo Nakar in Lucena City, said the communist rebels brought with them five firearms that included an M16 Armalite rifle, M14 rifle, M1 carbine, .45-cal. and .38-cal. pistols when they surrendered at the Army headquarters at 1:40 p.m.

The surrenderers requested that their identities be withheld for the meantime.

Perez said the surrender of the five rebels resulted from the continuous military offensive operations in Masbate province under Col.Fernando Trinidad, commander of the 903rd Brigade. (by Jorge Hallare, PNA)

Serbisyong Tallado multi-services caravan goes full swing

Photo courtesy of Gov. Egay Tallado
DAET, Camarines Norte 2/24/17 (Bicol Standard)—The Provincial Government of Camarines Norte, led by Gov. Edgardo A. Tallado, is bringing the services of the government closer to the masses through a multi-services caravan dubbed “Serbisyong Tallado.”

The caravan offers free medical checkup, free eyeglasses, free vitamins, free dental services, and free haircut.

Free food packs, slippers, seedlings, and medicines for dogs and chickens are also provided.

Furthermore, attendees treated to a bowl of steaming lugaw during the activity.

“It has always been my top priority to ensure that my constituents get easy access to government services,” Gov. Tallado said in an interview with the Bicol Standard.

Meanwhile, punong Barangay Ricardo Balasca Jr. of Barangay Poblacion Sur, Paracale town said: “Malaking bagay na personal kaming bisitahin ng gobernador at ng kanyang pamilya.”

“Kahit walang papalapit na eleksyon, at kung iisipin ay maraming kinakaharap na problema si Gob Egay ay tinungo nito ng personal ang aming barangay para maghandog at tuparin ang kanyang pangako na babalik ito para iparamdam ang pagtanaw ng utang na loob sa mga mamamayan ng Paracale,” he added.

Also present during multi-services caravan were Provincial Administrator Provincial Administrator Alvin Tallado and Mrs. Josie Tallado.

No. 4 Most Wanted person sa Naga City, nadakop na

NAGA CITY 02/23/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –Nahulog na sa kamot kan pulis si Indiana Martinez y Alarcon, 23, ika 4 sa listahan kan Most Wanted Person sa ciudad na ini.

Sabi sa report, si Martinez dinakop kasuodmang alas 6:30 nin aga huli sa mandamiento de arresto na firmado ni Judge Erwin Virgilio P. Ferrer kan Branch 20 kan Regional Trial Court.

Akusado an suspechado nin pagbalga sa Sec. 7, Art. II kan R.A. 9165.

An jusgado may ipigrecomendar na fianzang kantidad P200,000.00 para sa temporaryong libertad kan akusado.

Estudiante 3ng beses binadil, tinamaan sana sa tabay

SORSOGON CITY 02/24/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –Binadil kan alas 4:45 nin hapon kan sarong aldaw (Febrero 22) an 17 anyos na Grade 9 na estudiante sa Rizal National High School asin residente sa Brgy. Bulabog digdi.

An victima nabistong si Honing Ladines Laureta, 17 anyos.

An suspechado sa krimen iyo si Rodel Florentino Tamondong, 35, may agom asin residente kan Purok 5, Brgy. Bulabog.

Sabi sa pagsiyasat kan pulis nagluluwas na antes manyari an incidente kasoodma, an victima nagpasiring sa harong ni Victorio Tamondong sa kapareyong lugar tanganing magpagunting nin buhok.

Mantang yaon siya sa nasambit na lugar nag-abot an suspechado na sa pagtubod kan victima naka-inom nin alak asin nagkaigwa nin diskusyon sa saiyang tugang na si Victorio, huli sa luma nang problema.

Kasunod kaini an suspechado nagbunot kan saiyang badil na napapatos sa yamit asin duwang beses na kiniblit an gatilyo na nakapuntariya sa victima asin ki Victorio.

Alagad, dae nagputok an badil.

Liwat kiniblit kan suspechado an gatilyo kan saiyang badil asin digdi tinamaan nin bala sa tabay an victima.

Huli kan tama nin bala, idinalagan tulos an victima sa Sorsogon Provincial Hospital tanganing ipabulong.

An suspechado voluntad na nagsuko sa pulis.

Pighahanda na ngonian kan mga awtoridad an kaso na isasangat kontra sa suspechado digdi.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bigger prizes, new events in Masbate’s rodeo festival

MASBATE CITY—Officials behind the annual rodeo festival in this city have bared details of the event scheduled from March 23 to April 23, as they expect an increase in the number of visitors, especially during the grand rodeo finals on April 18-22, when more exciting events and bigger prizes await participants.

O.R. Espares, a member of the Rodeo Masbateño Inc. (RMI), which oversees conduct of the festival, said 30 teams coming from Benguet, Ilocos region, the Visayas and mainland Bicol are expected to join the rodeo finals.

He said the grand rodeo finals will include bull whipping, load carrying relay, cattle wrestling on foot, cattle wrestling from horseback, cattle lassoing from horseback, carambola that usually involves two to four persons capturing a bull with bare hands, casting down and bull riding.

“The other rodeo highlights are cattle drive or ‘pasuag,’ cattle horse penning and street dancing,” said Espares.

RMI President Judge Manuel L. Sese said a herd of 150 heads of cow, which will be let loose during the cattle drive at the main street of the city, will be driven by cowboys to the arena.

He said after the drive called “Wigo de Toro,” the most exciting and risky part of the event will follow in which several heads of wild junior and senior bulls will be released at main thorougfares in the city with participants required to register to be able to join the race.

Sese said the heads of cattle, which cost from PHP35,000 to PHP40,000 each, will be given by the provincial government to those who could catch them. “They can take the cattle home.”

Governor Antonio T. Kho initiated more interesting rodeo events this year by increasing the prizes and adding gears to the event.

He said bulls should only be caught or wrestled but not slaughtered.

“A certificate of registration for each of the cattle will automatically be transferred to the lucky players,” said Kho.

Sese thanked the governor for increasing the prizes as he acknowledged the PHP3 million donation of the Masbate provincial government while the Masbate City government and Filminera Resources Corp. gave cash donations of PHP300,000 each and DMCI PHP200,000.

RMI member Socci Tuason there will be carnival rides for the month-long festivities.

“There will be other entertaining activities such as the rodeo saloon or beer plaza, Palabas sa Social Center, garden show, façade dress-up contest, final judging, beef cooking and the awarding and farewell party,” she said.

Tuason said there will be a grand horse parade during the opening program of the rodeo finals on April 18-22.

“Every night during the rodeo finals there will be a governor’s welcome night, city mayor’s night, Filminera’s night, search for Miss Rodeo Cowgay 2017, festival of festivals and the search for Miss Rodeo 2017 which will be capped with a grand fireworks display,” she said.

Tuason acknowledged the support being given by the Rodeo Net, Rotary Club, Red Cross and other partners to make the festival successful.

Judge Igmedio Camposano, an RMI member, said they have announced details of the event this early so visitors could prepare their schedules, bookings and reservations for the festival. (PNA)

THE SUNNY PHILOSOPHER by Salvador D. Flor, Ph. D. | Your shrinking world

THERE was a time in the remote past when this planet appeared as limitless as a huge ball of creation, inhabited by a few hundred souls. The Bible tells us that it started with one man and one woman – Adam and Eve – enjoying life together in the company of furred and feathered friends.

From them came our ancestors, spreading far and wide.

The seven continents were separated by oceans and thee few early inhabitants were scattered all over the planet. They did not dream that a day would come when they could talk face to face even they were miles apart.

The magic of technology was unheard then.

In those olden times, crossing the coastal seas was full with danger. The oceans, particularly, teemed with monsters making breakfast of unfortunate seafarers straying into their lairs, according to stories of ancient mariners.

There was this ghost ship sailing the ocean with tattered masts and broken down hulls and manned by men long reported dead told in mariner’s storybook.

Another story tells of a terribly lonely youth who prayed to his gods, ‘ye gods, annihilate both space and time and make two lovers happy.” His girl was at the other side of the ocean, too far for him to passionately kiss.

In the youth’s era, travel was fraught with much peril. Even in a much later time, it was hard and costly. Spanish ships coming to the Philippines during the days of Magellan had found the travel nightmarish.

It is not true anymore. It takes only days for an ocean liner to safely cross the ocean. And it takes only a few seconds to keep in touch with someone at the other side of the globe.

There is the story of two brothers published in the Reader’s Digest who kept in touch although separated by oceans. They did it by each recording his thoughts and feelings in a tape recorder and sending the tapes to each other.

In the ‘60s, it was hard to get a short message to someone far away. When I was in Palanan, Isabela employed by a logging firm, I received a letter from an uncle in Caramoan, Camarines Sur almost two months after it was mailed.

Send by ordinary mail, it brought bad news: the death of my Lolo. I howled with grief upon reaching the boarding house to ease the pain of losing him.

Today, you do not need to write a letter. A text travels faster than sound.

My seaman-son almost nightly would make a call from his ship in Europe or Africa to tell us of new friends in his ship’s ports of call, his work, his fellow seafarers.

My 9-year-old niece, Kate, in the Middle East would nightly regale us with stories of her school life, her foreign classmates, her twin sister, Sophie and her one-year old sister, Victoria.

The world has become a village.


CASE IN POINT by Dean Ed Vincent Albano | Real action: Within the jurisdiction of the MTC or RTC

In Sps. Trayvilla v. Sejas, et al., G.R. No. 204970, February 1, 2016, Del Castillo, J, an action for specific performance with prayer for reconveyance of a property was filed, but the complaint did not allege the assessed value of the property. But the declaration in the Amended Complaint stated that the property is valued at P6,000.00 based on the handwritten document sued upon and the pleadings indicated that the property was purchased for the price of P6,000.00. The relevance of the said alleged value of the property was the subject that the SC discussed where it was

Held: The action is one for specific performance. In other words, the aim is to secure the claimed ownership and title to the property which qualified it as a real action.

Pursuant to Section 1, Rule 4 of the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure, a real action is one that affects title to or possession of real property, or an interest therein.

Since the action is a real action, petitioners should have observed the requirement under A.M. No. 04-2-04-SC28 relative to declaring the fair market value of the property as stated in the current tax declaration or zonal valuation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Since no such allegation was made in the Amended Complaint, then the value of the subject property as stated in the handwritten document sued upon and restated in the Amended Complaint should be the basis for determining jurisdiction and the amount of docket fees to be paid.

In the absence of the required declaration of the fair market value as stated in the current tax declaration or zonal valuation of the property, it cannot be determined whether the RTC or first level court has original and exclusive jurisdiction over the petitioners’ action, since the jurisdiction of these courts is determined on the basis of the value of the property.

Jurisdiction of RTCs, as may be relevant to the instant petition, is provided in Sec. 19 of BP 129, which reads:

2) In all civil actions which involve the title to, or possession of, real property, or any interest therein, where the assessed value of the property involved exceeds Twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00) or, for civil actions in Metro Manila, where such value exceeds Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) except actions for forcible entry into and unlawful detainer of lands or buildings, original jurisdiction over which is conferred upon the Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts, and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts.

On the other hand, jurisdiction of first level courts is prescribed in Sec. 33 of BP 129, which provides:

Sec. 33. Jurisdiction of Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts in civil cases. Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts, and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts shall exercise:

x x x x

3) Exclusive original jurisdiction in all civil actions which involve title to, or possession of, real property, or any interest therein where the assessed value of the property or interest therein does not exceed Twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00) or, in civil actions in Metro Manila, where such assessed value does not exceed Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) exclusive of interest, damages of whatever kind, attorney’s fees, litigation expenses and costs: Provided, That in cases of land not declared for taxation purposes, the value of such property shall be determined by the assessed value of the adjacent lots.

In determining jurisdiction, the Court can rely on the declaration made in the Amended Complaint that the property is valued at P6,000,00. The handwritten document sued upon and the pleadings indicate that the property was purchased by petitioners for the price of P6,000.00. For purposes of filing the civil case against respondents, this amount should be the stated value of the property in the absence of a current tax declaration or zonal valuation of the BIR. Rule 141 of the Rules of Court, as amended by A.M. No. 04-2-04-SC and Supreme Court Amended Administrative Circular No. 35-2004, provides that –

a) For filing an action or a permissive OR COMPULSORY counterclaim, CROSS-CLAIM, or money claim against an estate not based on judgment, or for filing a third-party, fourth-party, etc. complaint, or a complaint-in-intervention, if the total sum claimed, INCLUSIVE OF INTERESTS, PENALTIES, SURCHARGES, DAMAGES OF WHATEVER KIND, AND ATTORNEY'S FEES, LITIGATION EXPENSES AND COSTS and/or in cases involving property, the FAIR MARKET value of the REAL property in litigation STATED IN THE CURRENT TAX DECLARATION OR CURRENT ZONAL VALUATION OF THE BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE, WHICHEVER IS HIGHER, OR IF THERE IS NONE, THE STATED VALUE OF THE PROPERTY IN LITIGATION OR THE VALUE OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY IN LITIGATION AS ALLEGED BY THE CLAIMANT shall be the basis for the computation of the docket fees to be paid. Since the value of the subject property as stated in the Amended Complaint is just P6,000.00, then the RTC did not have jurisdiction over petitioners' case in the first instance; it should have dismissed the case. But it did not. In continuing to take cognizance of the case, the trial court clearly committed grave abuse of discretion.

GENTLE BREEZE by Atty. Nelly F. Villafuerte | Seven is God's favorite number

Unbelievable but true… seven is God’s favorite number. The proof? The Holy Bible. Throughout the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) the number seven appears many times. Seven is used 735 times in the Holy Bible. In the Book of Revelation, seven is used 54 times. The word “seventh” is used 98 times while the word “seven-fold” appears seven times. Also the word “seventy” is used 56 times. And in the Book of Genesis (which starts with the story of creation), the word “created” is used seven times to highlight God’s creative work. After God created all things in the beginning for six (6) days. He rested on the seventh day. From the Book of Genesis, we see that God introduced the concept of seven days a week.

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Let me share some instances in the Holy Bible where the number seven mentioned:
· In the Book of Revelation, the last Book of the Holy Bible, there is mention of seven churches, seven angels, seven spirits, seven stars, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven thunders, and seven last plagues;
· In the Book of Genesis: - God rested on the seventh day; Noah took the clean beasts into the ark by sevens; and seven days after Noah went into the ark, the floods came;
· In the Book of Jeremiah 25:11-12, the Israelites were exiled in Babylon for seventy years;
· In Matthew 18:21-22, Jesus said to forgive seventy times seven;
· In Joshua 6:1-16, God told the Israelites to march around Jericho seven times before the walls of Jericho collapsed on the seventh day. From biblical account, we see also seven priests blowing seven trumpets of ram’s horns before the walls of Jericho collapsed;
· In the Book of Leviticus (see Chapter 23:1-44), there is mention of the seven feast days of the Lord (Pass over, Unleavened, First-fruits, Pentecost, Atonement, Trumpets and Tabernacle);
· In the Book of Luke 8:2, we see seven devils cast out of Mary Magdalene who was earlier possessed by satan;
· In the Book of Matthew 12:45, “seven other spirits” more wicked than a man entered his body. In Matthew 13, it is also mentioned that Jesus spoke to people through parables - seven parables;
· In the Book of Judges 16:13, Samson revealed to Delilah that his strength is in his hair. Mention is made of “seven locks” of his hair;
· In the Book of Leviticus 25:4, the “seventh year shall be a Sabbath of rest.”
The Holy Bible is replete with instances highlighting number seven and multiples of seven. The healing miracles that Jesus performed on a Sabbath day in the Book of Matthew, Chapter 5 amazingly totalled seven. It also took King Solomon seven years to build the temple. Remember the famine in Egypt during the days of Joseph? There were seven years of planting and seven years of famine.

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Many bible scholars are perplexed why the Holy Bible is saturated with the number seven and with multiples of seven. Indeed, this is a biblical mathematical phenomenon that remains a mystery up to this day. As for me, I believe like other bible-believing Christians that God is just confirming his divine perfection.

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Do you know that the cycle of sevens does not end in the Holy Bible? Not many of us know that even in our human body, the number seven comes to life. There are seven bones in the neck; seven bones in the face; seven bones in the ankles; and there are seven holes in our heads.
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Hopefully, all of us will be encouraged and challenged to read the Holy Bible more often and discover many things that modern science and modern technology cannot explain. May I take this opportunity too to thank Mrs. Honorata T. Malonso, one of my readers who so generously donated Php5,000.00 for the blind children in Bicol. Please be assured, Ma’am, that all the amount will go to the food and partly for the rental of the place where the blind are staying.

Be joyful and forgiving! (Comments may be sent to Ms. Villafuerte’s email:

Manila-Bicol underpass expected to decongest traffic

MANILA 2/23/17 (Bicol Standard)--In a bid to reduce the heavy traffic from Manila to Bicol and vice versa, a 419-meter long underpass road is set to be constructed along the 11-kilometer Maharlika Highway diversion road.

This was announced by Department of Public Works and Highways Lucena District Engineer Nestor Cleofas during the groundbreaking ceremony earlier this week.

The underpass road, which costs an estimated P230-million, will be completed by mid-2018, Cleofas told the media.

Bagong parokya kan Caceres binuksan

An ika 92 na Parokya kan Arquidiocesis binuksan sa sarong selebrasyon kan Eucaristia na pinangenotan ni Reverendissimo Rolando Octavus J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD kan Pebrero 20, 2017 sa Brgy. Dugcal, Camaligan Camarines Sur.

An bagong prokya mangangataman kan limang barangays asin duwang sitios.

An mga brgy kan Dugcal, Sua, Sitio Gogon asin Tampac sa banwaan kan Camaligan asin mga barangay kan Sua, Mangayawan, Iquin sa banwaan kan Canaman an aatamanon kan bagong parokya sa pangataman ni Sta. Teresa kan Kolkata.

Pinagnomrahan man kan Arzobispo si Reb. Padre . Bernard M. Lagatic bilang enot na Cura Parocco kan nasambit na bagong Parokya.

Hinagad kan Arzobispo sa saiyan homiliya an pagkasararo asin pagtarabangan kan lambang saro sa paghingowa na maitindog an bagong simbahan. (Archdiocese of Caceres)

Lalaki binadil, ginolgolan pa nin liog sa Pilar

PILAR, Sorsogon 02/23/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Haros maputol an liog ni Jose Lupango y Llosis, na taga Brgy, Inupagan sa banwaan na ini kan siya golgolan nin liog, pakatapos na badilon sa daghan kan suspechadong si Carvic Lorda y Bitancur.

Sabi sa imbestigasyon, dinumanan kan victima si Lorda sa saindang residencia asin inagyat na magpunite sinda pakatapos nin mainit na diskusyon.

Nin huli sa malanit na mga taramon asin nagkakalakaga na emosyon kan duwa, suboot binadil kan suspechadong si Lorda an victima.

Tinamaan nin bala an victima sa daghan.

Dae pa nakontento sa pagbadil sa victima, an suspechado nagkua pa nin ginunting asin tinigbas an liog kan victima, na diit pang maputol, sabi sa bareta.

Nagdulag an suspechado pasiring sa Brgy. San Antonio Sapa, na nakasakay sa motor sa dagat.

Dinara an victima sa Leosola Funeral Homes tanganing ipa-autopsy.

Nagpapadagos pa an pulis kan saindang imbestigasyon kan kasong ini.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mga para 'bingo' dinakop sa Pili

PILI, Camarines Sur 02/22/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Kinasohan nin pagbalga kan ley sa ilegal na pagsugal (PD 1602) an tulong residentes kan Zone 13, Sitio Caboclodan, Brgy San Jose sa banwaan na ini na nadakop kan mga pulis na nagsusugal nin bingo.

An mga inarestar iyo sinda Sonny Dacpano y Sabas, Genity Rosal y Valenzuena asin Juan Nebiar y Balbastro, gabos nag-eestar sa nasambit na lugar.

Nakapwesto an tulo sa laog kan harong-harong na sadire ni Nebiar, na kun saen ipiglatag an mga bingo cards, numero sa bingo poon 1 sagkod 75, asin mga taya na cuarta na nasa poder ni Dacpano.

Solamente sencilyo an nakuang mga taya na an total na kantidad P68.00, na an kadaklan mga mamiso asin singko pesos.

Binitbit kan mga awtoridad an mga para bingo pasiring sa hepatura kan pulis tanganing sangatan nin kaso sa korte.

2ng nagtaga nin gurang, akusado sa Calabanga

CALABANGA, Camarines Sur 02/22/17 (Bicol Standard) –Maatubang nin mga kaso an magpinsan na sinda Ronny Padrigal y Hipolito asin Reggie Padrigal y Lagarde huli sa sahot na sinda iyo an responsable sa pagtaga ki William Francia y Bual, 60 anyos na para hornal, asin residente kan Brgy. Sta. Cruz Poblacion sa banwaan na ini.

Segun sa imbestigasyon an victima asin si Ronnie Padrigal y Hipolito, 21, na saro man na trabahador nagkaigwa nin mainit na diskusyon.

Pirang minutos an nakalihis, suboot an pinsan ni Ronnie na si Reggie Padrigal y Lagarde, 23, trabahador man sa kapareyong barangay tulos tinibtiban kan saiyang darang sundang an victima.

Tinamaan nin taga an toong kamot an victima kaya an victima tulos idinalagan sa Bicol Medical Center (BMC) sa Naga City para ipabulong.

Nangyari an krimen kasuodmang poco mas o menos alas 11:25 nin odto sa sinambit na barangay.

An magpinsan na suspechado pareyo nasa laog na kan carcel kan banwaan na ini, mientras na pighahanda an kaso na isasangat kontra sainda.

MNWD nixes Rangas River Mini Hydro Project

NAGA CITY 2/22/17 (Bicol Standard)—The Metro Naga Water District (MNWD) has appealed to DENR Sec. Gina Lopez to “closely look” into the controversial Rangas River Mini Hydro Project.

In a position paper that strongly opposes the project, it asked Lopez to “[reassess and re-evaluate] the application for renewal of the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) of Clean n Green Solutions Incorporated for the proposed Rangas River Mini Hydro Power Plant and to review the Site Development Plan, particularly the location of the related structures and to disallow the cutting of trees and other destructive activities related to the project that will threaten the surrounding communities and indigenous/endemic species within the MINP.”

“Mount Isarog Natural Park (MINP) is considered to be a key diversity area which serves as natural habitat for different kinds of indigenous / endemic flora and fauna which can only be found within its confines, making it a primary area for conservation and protection to ensure environmental integrity,” said position paper reads.

It added that six towns and one city, including Pili, Ocampo, Tigaon, Goa, Calabanga, Tinambac and Naga City are dependent on its natural resources which are essential for agricultural, industrial and socio-economic growth.

“WHEREFORE, taking into consideration the foregoing premises, the MNWD Management and Board of Directors hereto strongly oppose the construction of Rangas River Mini Hydro Electric Dam due to its clear violations of the stipulated provisions of NIPAS Act of 1992 and its adverse effects to the MINP;

The on-going endeavour and undertaking being facilitated by the MNWD, partner agencies, institutions and other major stakeholders to conserve and rehabilitate the MINP as primary watershed of Camarines Sur will be put in jeopardy,” it further states.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lapa na tinampo sa Tinambac pigtuyaw

TINAMBAC, Camarines Sur 02/21/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) – “Mamundo kami. Naging aliwalas na an samong mga opisyal kan barangay asin banwaan.”

Ini an makaherak na sentimiento kan mga residentes kan Brgy. San Ramon asin Pantat sa banwaan na ini na nagsasapo nin makuring kadifisilan sa pagbyahe sa lapa nang tinampo pasiring sa saindang lugar.

Sarong residente kan Pantat an nagkusog nin boot na makiolay sa media an nagsabi na haloyon na sindang pigpromisahan na aasikasohon an nasambit na problema, alagad hasta ngonian, mayo man nin pagbabago.

“Poon pa sa administrasyon kan mga nakaaging mga alkalde iyo na iniho an problema mi. Taon-taon arog kaini an problema,” sabi niya.

Mantang nagraragot an ngipon kan gurang para ipaheling an saiyang pagkadisganar, naghagad siya nin dispensa na dae sambiton an saiyang pangaran sa paghadit na baad siya suboot anggotan kan kan kapitan sa saindang barangay.

“Helingon po nindo an tinampo. An tahaw garo nang nahubasan pa sanang sapa. Dae lamang kami nadungaw kan mga opisyal,” dugang pa kan gurang.

CAMPUS LIFE | Journo headturners

Joshua James Diño and Jamaica Rose A. Quinao are Bicol's representatives to the Search for Mr. and Ms. Luzonwide Higher Education Press Conference 2017 to be held on February 22-24 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

Diño is the Cartoonist and Graphic Artist of The Democrat, the official school publication of University of Nueva Caceres while Quinao is a staff writer of Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology's The Collegian.

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SM City Legazpi breaks ground tomorrow

LEGAZPI CITY 2/21/17 (Bicol Standard) -- SM City Legazpi will hold its groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow, February 22, as the newest among the country's chain of shopping malls under SM Prime Holdings.

Expected to grace the groundbreaking are Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal, Most Rev. Joel Z. Baylon, and Annie Garcia, President of SM Supermalls.

The mall will open in 2018.

CHED plans to suspend field trips, tours

MANILA 2/21/17 (Bicol Standard) -- The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) declared that it plans to issue a moratorium on field trips and educational tours.

This after 15 students and a driver were killed, and 40 students injured in a bus accident in Tanay, Rizal.

The students were on their way to attend a training as part of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) activities.

Palace declares March 24 as special non-working day in Tabaco City

MANILA 2/21/17 (Bicol Standard)--March 24, 2017 has been declared a special (non-working) day in Tabaco City, Malacanan Palace announced.

Said date marks the foundation anniversary of the city.

"It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Tabaco be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies," Proclamation No. 160 reads.

The proclamation is signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

INGAT, IGIN ni Frank Penones Jr.

INGAT, IGIN. Usad adi sa mga obra maestra ni Frank Penones, Jr. ka Iriga City sa Apulas art exhibit sa SM City Naga. (Kua ni Fr. Nunilon Bancaso)

SHABU LAB INQUIRY: House Committee on Drugs sets hearing in Catanduanes

VIRAC, Catanduanes 02/21/17 (BICOL STANDARD)--The scheduled congressional inquiry regarding the mega shabu lab that was uncovered here will be in aid of legislation, and not to malign anybody, especially the politicians here.

Courtesy: PRO5
This is the statement issued by the camp of Cong. Cesar Sarmiento in reaction to insinuations that he may be using the inquiry to besmirch the reputation of Gov. Joseph Cua.

Other camps believe that this is the opportunity for Cua to clear his name, which has come up in previous reports.

The probe was agreed upon by the members of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs headed by Rep. Ace Barbers based on a house bill filed by Cong. Sarmiento.

Among the scheduled activities related to the said inquiry are the following: meeting with local government officials, briefing on the drug situation by regional PNP/AFP, ocular inspection of the shabu laboratory, and public hearing at the auditorium of Catanduanes State University.

The resource persons include represenatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, Armed Forces of the Philippines Region 5, Philippine Ports Authority Region 5, Philippine Coast Guard Region 5, Office of Transport Security, Land Transportation Authority, and the Maritime Industry Authority.

It will be recalled that the mega shabu lab was uncovered here on November 26, 2016 at Barangay Palta Small.

Both Gov. Cua and Mayor Samuel Laynes, whose names were mentioned in earlier reports, categorically denied knowledge or participation in the construction and operation of the shabu lab.

There were other persons who were named in the police report, including Jason Gonzales Uy and three unidentified Chinese men, who are all still at large.

The mega shabu laboratory was constructed in the property of a certain Sarah Sarmiento and leased by Angelica Balmadrid, who is allegedly the common-law wife of NBI Region 7 director, Atty. Eric Isidoro.

Meanwhile, in a separate interview by the BICOL STANDARD with Chief Supt. Melvin Buenafe, PNP Regional Director, he said they have submitted their reports regarding their own investigation to the government authorities.

Kasaroan na lalaki idinulag an aki kan karelasyon

CALABANGA, Camarines Sur 02/21/17/ (BICOLSTANDARD) –“Kaipohan na makipaghelingan ka sako sa Lucena ta kun dae pwedeng may maraot mangyari sa saimong aki.”

Ini an patanid ni Jimmy Lagarde y San Juan ki Vilma Mediola y Olores, na kasaroan kan suspechado, susug sa ipinaabot na sumbong sa pulis kasubagong alas 5:00 nin aga.

Nangyari an incidente sa Brgy. Binanuaanan Pequeno digdi.

Nagsabi pa suboot si Lagarde na kun dae talaga siya (Vilma) makipaghelingan saiya tanganing resolveran an saindang problema ninda may ibang mangyayari.

Si Mendiola dating kasaroan ni Lagarde.

Alagad nag-alsum na an saindang relasyon huli sa dae pagkaintindihan.

Segun pa sa sumbong kan babae, dinara ni Lagarde an saiyang aki na si Noel kasuodmang alas 7:30 nin aga.

Pero, ngonian pa sanang aga nag-osip sa mga awtoridad.

Huli sa informasyon na ini, nagplano an mga pulis na maglansar nin entrapment operation tanganing mabawi an aki, dugang pang report.

Binadil sa Magayon Drive, gadan

DARAGA, Albay 02/21/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –Tama nin bala sa saiyang daghan an ikinagadan ni Dennis Mirandilla, 30, taga P-9 Brgy. Tagas digdi, segun sa report ngonian na aga kan pulis.

Si Mirandilla nakuang naka bulokon sa guilid kan tinampo poco mas o menos alas 2:35 ngonian na amay na aga.

Nangyari an krimen sa Magayon Drive, digdi.

Nagkakarigos siya nin dugo huli sa tuminadom na bala hale sa dae pa madeterminaran na calibre nin badil.

Base sa report an victima naka sulot nin T-shirt, pantalon na may walong bulsa asin tsinelas.

Kataid niya an bisekleta na pwedeng saiyang piglunadan kan badilon siya kan dae nabistong para gadan.

Idinalagan pa kuta an victima sa Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) sa Legaspi City, pero ipigdeclarar kan doctor na gadan na.

Nagpapadagos pa an pagsiyasat kan mga awtoridad kan kasong ini.

Grijalba nanginot sa 3rd stage kan Le Tour de Filipinas

DAET, Camarines Norte 02/21/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) -- Nagprimera si Fernando Grijalba sa third stage kan Le Tour De Filipinas na nagpoon sa Naga City pasiring sa Daet, Camarines Norte kasubago na may distanciang 177.40 kilometros.

Nakaabot siya sa finish line alas 12:20 nin odto kasoodma.

An nag-ika duwa iyo si Hill Benjamin Attaque asin an ika tulo iyo man si Zusuki Ryu.

Sinabat sa Daet, Camarines Norte an mga cyclist ni Provincial Administrator Alvin B. Tallado asin iba pang mga oficial kan provincia.

Subagong alas 8 nin aga liwat nagrangkada na naman an mga cyclist pasiring sa Lucena City na may distanciang 207.40 kilometros. Ini an pinaka halawig na rota sa 4 na stage na pigraralabanan ninda.

Monday, February 20, 2017

2ng matinda nin gulayon, ginadan

GUINOBATAN, Albay 02/20/17 (Bicol Standard) –Duwang paratinda nin gulayon an binadil nin dae nabistong tawo sa Purok 4, sa Brgy. Lower Binogsacan digdi, sabi sa report na ipinaabot sa pulis.

Nangyari an krimen kasubagong poco mas o menos alas 3:45 nin mag-omagahon.

Base sa informasyon na hale ki Mario Rada y Almodal, na residente kan nasambit na barangay, an mga victima iyo sinda Edwin Pababiro asin Nelly Pababiro, pareyo taga Purok 6, Upper Binogsacan sa banwaan na ini.

Nakua kan mga pulis sa pinangyarihan kan krimen iyo an capsula asin an ilog kan bala na pinaputok sa paggadan kan mga victima.

Dae pa aram an motibo kan paragadan.

An duwang victima binawian nin buhay sa mismong lugar kan incidente.

Nagselos na lalaki, tinadtad bala an karibal

MANDAON, Masbate 02/20/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –Tinadtad nin bala an lawas ni Jolito Roxas y Caaya, 41 anyos na residente kan Sitio Maagap, Brgy. Ayat sa banwaan na ini.

An suspechado iyo si Armando Dela Cruz y Oliva, 53 anyos, na nag-eestar sa kapareyong barangay.

Sabi sa report an incidente nangyari alas 7:00 nin aga kan Viernes (Febrero 17).

Naaraman kan mga imbestigador na an victima maparada kan saiyang pigmamaneho na motorsiklo tanganing magbakal nin bulong para sa ataman na mga hayop.

Alagad, sa dae maaraman na rason, dinulok siya ni Dela Cruz asin tulos tinadtad nin bala an saiyang lawas, na iyo an saiyang ikinagadan.

Pigprobaran pa kutang darahon sa Balud Municipal Hospital an victima, alagad nin huli sa mortal na mga tama sa saiyang lawas, binawian na siya nin buhay.

May nagluwas na bareta na an causa kan pagbadil sa victima iyo an pagselos sa saiya kan suspechado.

Sinangatan nang casong Murder an suspechado asin pagbalga kan R.A. 10591 (Illegal Possession of Firearms) sa Masbate Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, sa Masbate City.

Naisangat tulos an kaso pakatapos kan “inquest proceedings” na firmado ni Norberto F. Mesa, Assistant Provincial Prosecutor kan Febrero 18, 2017.

10ng babaeng para bingo, dinarakop sa Bombon

BOMBON, Camarines Sur 2/20/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) -- Sampulo (10) na mga babae na nagkakarawat nin bingo an dae pinasalvar kan mga pulis sa maisog na kampanya kontra sa gabos na forma nin ilegal na sugal.

An mga dinarakop asin sasangatan nin caso sa Illegal Gambling iyo an minasunod: Liza Flore y Semetara; Edna Longcop y Banas; Amparo Catimbang y Naradulla; Janin Naval y Tandoc; Nydia Valencia y Camalla; Chris Anne Naradulla y Molina; Raquel Azuela y Fabricante; Jeana Azuela y Fabricante; asin Cyril Semana y Valencia.

Sinda nagkakawat nin Bingo sa laog kan residencia ni Edna Longcop y Banas, asin dinarakop por medyo sa tabang kan Intel Operatives kan pulis digdi.

Dinara gabos kan mga awtoridad an mga evidencia sa saindang hepatura arog kan botelyang may laog nin numero para sa kawat na Bingo asin an mga taya na kantidad P317.00.

Sasangatan sindang caso sa pagbalga kan Sec. 1 (a) kan PD 1602, an ley sa Illegal Gambling.

Mga holdupper nag-atake sa Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY 02/20/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –Nakasulot nin kalo, may maskara sa pandok an lalaki na suspechado na fuersahan na nag-agaw kan bag asin ibang personal na gamit ni Maria Angelica Simona Zamora y Hefti, residente kan Gov. Reynolds St., Brgy. 7, Bano, digdi.

Base sa declarasyon kan victima, luway-luway siyang naglalakaw kan Sabadong banggui sa nasambit na lugar kan bigla niyang naheling an dae bistadong lalaki na imbuelto sa krimen na ini.

Ipig-osip kan victima na nakasulot nin itom na jacket an suspechado, may taklob na maskara an pandok asin may armas na badil.

Grabe suboot an saiyang pagkabigla ta idino-op sa saiyang lawas su darang armas asin rinabsing si dara niyang shoulder bag na may laog nin mga llave, SSS ID, ID sa saiyang trabaho, passport, credit card, debit card, pocket W-Fi, power bank, cellular phone asin cash na P2,000.00

Pakatapos sanang maagaw saiya an bag, madalaganon na nagruhab si suspechado pasiring sa saiyang motorsiklo na may naghahalat nang driver na lalaki sa madiklom na parte kan tinampo.

Pig-iimbestigaran pa kan mga awtoridad an nasambit na incidenteng ini.

2 holdupper sa Pili, nakalalay P57K hale sa ahente

PILI, Camarines Sur 02/20/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –Nagdeclarar nin holdup an duwang dae nabistong tawo dangan kinua an gabos na darang cuarta ni Aries Nasol y Delara asin Leonardo Mabana y Balmores, na pareyong ahente kan Milaor Trading Corporation, sa banwaan kan Milaor, Camarines Sur.

Nagluluwas sa imbestigasyon na pinara ngona kan duwang holduppers an mga victima, sabay an pagtutok kan darang armas na calibre .45 sa lawas ninda.

Difisil na mabisto an mga suspechado huli ta nakasulot sinda nin helmet asin may taklob pa sa pandok, sabi kan pulis.

Kaibahan kan duwang mga ahenteng victima kan holdup an saindang Area Supervisor na si Reynaldo Dulpina, kan mangyari an krimen.

Pagpondo sana kan van na sinasakayan kan mga victima mayong sinayang na oras an mga suspechado na dagos kinua an gabos na cuarta na koleksyon ninda sa bilog na maghapon.

Ipigdeclarar kan mga victima na dae mababa sa P50,000.00 na cash an nakua sainda asin an personal na pitaka kan mga victima na may laog nin kantidad na P7,300.00 asin mga ID.

An lugar na pinangyarihan kan incidente yaon sa lugar na parate nakapondo an mga awto, huli sa traffic ta pighihirahay an tinampo sa nasambit na lugar.

Nangyari ini poco mas o menos ala 1:30 nin hapon.

Masbate gov forms 'Oplan Sagip Karagatan' vs illegal fishing boats

MASBATE CITY, 2/20/17—Masbate Governor Antonio T. Kho led the newly formed “Oplan Sagip Karagatan” (Oplan save the seas), composed of various government agencies and law enforcement units, to put an end to illegal fishing in the island-province.

“This is a concerted effort that will involve the police station commander, maritime police, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Prosecutor’s Office, Masbate Advocates for Peace (MAP) and others concerned,” he said in an interview today.

Kho said he has met with the heads of the said agencies and the chiefs of police to bring to their attention his plans to curb illegal fishing in the province.

Vowing to give stiffer penalties for those who will be caught and increasing the reward for the apprehending teams, he urged the agencies to “seriously get involved” in curbing illegal fishing.

Judge Igmedio Camposano, MAP president, in a separate interview, said, however, the funds allotted for the campaign to stop illegal fishing could go “down the drain” as the cases against the illegal fishing boats who are apprehended often end up being dismissed.

It is common knowledge in the province that illegal fishing operators often bribe the apprehending authorities in exchange for the release of their boats.

Kho said he believes this happens because the reward money given to the apprehending team is “very small” and “seems so insignificant.” (by Norman Tamar, PNA)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

House Committee on Dangerous Drugs sets hearing in Catanduanes

VIRAC, Catanduanes 02/21/17 (BICOL STANDARD)—The House Committee on Dangerous Drugs headed by Rep. Ace Barbers has scheduled a congressional inquiry on the mega shabu laboratory that was uncovered here on November 26, 2016.

The congressional inquiry will be held at Catanduanes State University gymnasium.

The members of the said committee would like to fully understand the circumstances surrounding the construction of and operation of what is believed to be the country’s biggest shabu laboratory without being detected by government authorities.

It will be recalled that there were reports which even mentioned Gov. Joseph Cua and Virac town mayor Samuel Laynes regarding their alleged knowledge about the lab.

Both officials have vehemently denied knowledge or connection with regard to the same issue.

Meanwhile, last Febuary 14, Catanduanes Lone District Representative Cesar V. Sarmiento was quoted by the national media regarding his intention to pursue with the inquiry.

Sarmiento who chairs the House Committee on Transporation called on the maritime transportation agencies to strengthen their capacity to detect and monitor the transport of illegal drugs, chemicals and paraphernalia for drug laboratories.

There were other persons who were named in the police report, including Jason Gonzales Uy and three unidentified Chinese men, who are all still at large.

The mega shabu laboratory was constructed in the property of a certain Sarah Sarmiento and leased by Angelica Balmadrid, who is allegedly the common-law wife of NBI Region 7 director, Atty. Eric Isidoro.

232 nabbed in anti-illegal gambling raids in Bicol

Chief Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenaflor
LEGAZPI CITY 2/19/17 -- As the government’s war against illegal gambling is starting to warm up, at least 232 persons were arrested in police operations across the six Bicol provinces, a ranking official of the Philippine National Police in Bicol on Sunday said.

Chief Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenaflor (PRO5), said police have carried out 76 anti-illegal gambling operations during the period February 3 to 18.

"The crackdown came in the form of street arrests of jueteng (illegal numbers games) bet collectors and raids in gambling dens operating table games such as 'pusoy,' 'tong-its,' poker and mahjong."

Most of the arrested suspects were also involved in the illegal operation of cockfighting, bookies, lotteng, card games and cara y cruz.

Buenafe said aside from those arrested, the police operations initially yielded some PHP47,841 in bet money confiscated from illegal gambling bet collectors and gambling dens across the region.

Buenafe vowed to stop all forms of illegal gambling believed to be the root of criminality in the region, including drug addiction.

He said many drug dependents resort to doing petty crimes and get involved in illegal gambling to have money for drugs. (PNA)

Partido airport now underway

Photo by Oscar Esmenda

SAN JOSE, Camarines Sur 02/16/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –A modern and much bigger airport is expected to rise in the Province of Camarines Sur, according to Sec. Arturo Tugade of the Department of Transportation.

Tugade, along with Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, were the principal guests during the staking ceremony of said airport.

Camarines Sur 4th District Representative Arnulfo P. Fuentebella said that these project will benefit not only the residents of the Partido Area but also the entire province.

The airport will be located in a sprawling area covering from 90 to 120 hectares in the town of San Jose.

Said property is owned by Delia Aladin Obias.

Meanwhile, it was also reported that the private sector has already endorsed the said project.

Apart from the new airport, a sea port will also be developed in the town of Sagnay.

In addition, Fuentebella said one of the thrusts of the government is the installation of solar energy facilities.

In the same occasion, the members of the Partido Development Administration board had their regular meeting where they tackled the other projects for this year.

These projects were also endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte as part of his programs to spur the development of the countryside. (With reports from Oscar Esmenda and EGV)

1 aki gadan, 2 irido kan baradilon sa Cataingan, Masbate

CATAINGAN, Masbate 02/19/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) – Sarong 14 anyos na aki an gadan, sarong 9 anyos na aking babae an nalugadan asin an saindang ina tinamaan nin bala kan laogon nin parasalakat an saindang harong sa Sitio Puro, Brgy Villa Pogado digdi kasubanggui, poco mas o menos alas 8:20.

Sabi sa report, sarong lalaki na naka maskara asin may sulot na bonnet sa payo an biglang naglaog sa harong kan mga victima asin mantang nasa laog pina-arak-asakan nin bala an mga miembros kan familia.

Binawian tulos nin buhay an 14 anyos na si Ariel Tubos y Barnaja huli kan nagtadom na bala sa saiyang daghan.

An saiyang ngohod na tugang na si Angelica Tubos y Barnaja, 9 anyos an edad tinamaan nin bala sa saiyang duwang bitis.

Si Elvie Tubos y Barnaja, 32 anyos, tinamaan sa walang parte kan saiyang daghan.

Sabi kan mga imbestigador an mga victima nagtuturog na kan biglang maglaog an suspechado, dangan nagpapaputok kan saiyang darang armas.

Marikas na nagkutipas padulag an suspechado pasiring sa dae maaraman na direksyon.

Mientrastanto, an mga victima idinalagan sa Cataingan District Hospital tanganing ipabulong.

4 na taga Legaspi dinakop sa tupada

LEGASPI CITY 02/19/17 (Bicol Standard) – Duwang pambulang na manok, 3ng parabulang, asin 2ng tambod an dinara kan mga pulis paghale sa raid na ginibo sa tupada sa P2, Brgy. 49 Bigaa, sa ciudad na ini kasubagong alas 11:00 nin odto.

An nagsakyadang mga tawohan kan pulis pinanginotan ni PSI Efren Paloyo sa supervision nin PSupt Nilo S. Berdin Jr., an Acting Chief of Police digdi.

An nasambit na operasyon parte kan seguidong pagdakop kan mga ilegal na tupada sa mga barangay.

An mga inarestar kan mga awtoridad iyo an minasunod: Ervin Barro y Blanco, taga Brgy. Buenavista, Rapu-Rapu, alagad temporaryong nag-eerok sa 47 Brgy. Arimbay; Alex Baloloy y Blanco, kan P1, Brgy. 47 Brgy. Arimbay; Robert Catuera y Baytan, kan P7 Brgy. 47 Arimbay; asin Marcelo Aguado y Ferros, kan P2 Brgy. Bigaa, gabos sa ciudad na ini.

An mga nasambit na persona gabos maatubang nin casong pagbalga kan PD 449, asin Illegal Gambling na isasangat kan pulis.

Grade 4 pupil nahungkang kan magsakat sa monumento ni Rizal

LEGASPI CITY 02/19/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Pwedeng magreklamo sa mga nanunungdan an magurang kan grade 4 na aki na nabarian nin tulang, alagad habo suboot na agapan kan ambulancia kan privadong hospital, kun dae ngona magtao nin depositong cuarta.

Sabi sa report an aki mantang nagkakawat nagsakat sa monumento ni Rizal sa parke, asin nadisgraciang nahulog.

Base sa pahayag kan nagsapod sa menor de edad, haros magluwas an tulang sa may siko niya na resulta kan maidoon ini paghugpa sa daga.

Idinagdag sa bareta na an nakaduty na guardia kan eskwelahan nag-apod nin tabang na ambulancia hale sa hospital, alagad en vez na na magpadara tulos nin ambulancia, hinahagadan suboot ngona siya nin depositong cuarta.

An paciente yaon naman sa salvadong kamugtakan ngonian sa hospital.

Mientrastanto, mantang dae pa nakakaolay an nagpapadalagan kan privadong hospital, pigmarhay ngona kan BICOL STANDARD na dae pag sambiton an saindang pangaran para makua an saindang lado sa estoryang ini.

3 lalaki, dinakop sa tupada sa Ligao City

LIGAO CITY 02/19/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) -- Tulong parabulang an dinakop kan mga pulis mientras na nasa tupada kasubagong alas 11:00 nin odto.

Sabi sa report, an binitbit kan mga pulis hale sa tupada iyo an minasunod: Aladino Balbero y Bofete, taga Brgy. Tambo; Jonel Jemina y Mirabieno, taga P-1, Brgy. Balangiang asin si Reymond Ormillo y Trapalgar, taga Brgy. Barayong sa ciudad na ini.

Gabos sinda dinara sa hepatura kan pulis tanganing sangatan nin kasong pagbalga sa PD 449, o an inaapod na Cockfighting Decree.

Second stage of Le Tour de Filipinas 2017 off to Naga, Daet, Lucena

SORSOGON CITY 2/19/17 (Bicol Standard)--Cyclists will start pedaling for the second stage of Le Tour de Filipinas 2017 from the Rompeolas here this morning, heading to Naga, Daet, and Lucena.

The Philippine contingent is composed of the 7 Eleven Sava Road Bike Philippines continental team and the PhilCycling National Team.

Meantime, the foreign teams are Oliver’s Real Food Racing (Australia), Keyi Look Sport (China), Attaque Team Gusto (Chinese Taipei), Kinan Cycling, Team Ukyo and Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team (Japan), Cartucho.Es Pro Cycling (Kuwait), CCN Cycling Team (Laos), Terenganu Cycling (Malaysia), LX Pro Cycling and Korail Cycling Team (South Korea), Nice Cycling( Switzerland), and Uzbekistan National Team.

Le Tour de Filipinas is the only Philippine cycling tournament duly sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale, Philippine Cycling Federation, and Asian Cycling Federation.

Bus, motorcycle collision in Cam Sur claims 2 lives

NAGA CITY 2/19/17 (Bicol Standard)--Two persons died in an accident at 11:10 p.m. Saturday night along Rolando Andaya Highway, Zone 3, Poblacion, Lupi, Camarines Sur when their motorcycle collided with a bus travelling in an opposite direction.

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The victims were identified as Sandy Padua, the motorcycle driver, and his backride George Merabueno.

The bus was registered to Mega Bus, with plate number TYL 894.

Merabueno died on the spot while Padua was rushed to the Sipocot District Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

In the investigation, it was discovered that the motorcycle driven by Padua had no plate number.

Meanwhile, the driver of the bus, who was identified as Alberto Rodriguez, was unharmed.

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