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.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Burat, binadil kan tanod sa Sipocot, gadan


SIPOCOT, Camarines Sur 3/11/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –Lagarto sa daghan si tama kan bala asin iyong ikinagadan ni Manuel Sureta y Morco, taga Sitio Boong, Salvacion sa banwaan na ini.

An nagbadil saiya iyo si Mario Perea y Monoy, barangay tanod kan kapareyong barangay.
Base sa imbestigasyon, alas 10:00 kasubangui kan nangyari an incidente mantang burat asin nagpapasaway an victima.

Pig probaran kan nakabadil na tano na sawayon an victima, pero en ves na magpasueto sa tanod, linamag pa lugod niya ini.

Huli kan siring na pangyayari, napiritan suboot si Perea na gamiton an saiyang armas na badil na nagresulta sa kagadanan kan victima.

Pakatapos na mangyari an pagbadil ki Sureta, nagdulag pasiring sa dai pa aram na direksyon an nakadisgracia.

Nagpapadados pa an pagsiyasat kan mga awtoridad sa nasambit na incidente.
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FLASH | Punong barangay kan Libertad, Uson, Masbate, asin saiyang agom ginadan


USON, Masbate 3/11/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Ginadan kasubagong alas 6:00 ngonian na banggui si Punong Barangay Leny Bon, kan Brgy. Libertad asin an saiyang agom na si Mario Bon kan sinda paarakasakan nin bala kan mga dai nabistong mga lalaki.

Si Kapitana Bon kaiba an saiyang agom na iyong nagmamaneho kan awtong saindang piglulunadan, sabi sa report.

Mayo pang malinaw na informasyon dapit sa motibo kan krimen. (Report ni Jet Ramos)
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Akusado nin Rape, sa Virac, nadakop


VIRAC, Catanduanes 3/11/17 (BICOL STANDARD) -- Nalalangob na ngonian sa carcel si Rey Sorreda y Tornilla, residente kan Brgy. Danicop, sa banwaan na ini, pakatapos na siya servehan nin warrant of arrest kasubadong odto.

Sadi kan Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) si Sorreda may inaatubang na kasong Rape, na bibistahan sa sala nin RTC Judge Lelu Contreras kan Branch 42 digdi.

Mayong fianzang pig rekomendar an jusgado para sa temporaryong libertad kan akusado.
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Kagawad sa Pioduran binadil, gadan

PIODURAN, Albay 3/10/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) – Sarong barangay tanod na nabisto sa pangaran na Saturnino Pesino y Paguia, 60 anyos, an binadil, gadan, nin duwang dai nabistong mga tawo kasubagong alas 4:30 nin hapon.




An incidente nangyari sa Sitio Papantayan, Brgy. Palapas sa banwaan na ini.

Segun sa report, marikas si pangyayari kaya mayo lamang nin nakabisto kan mga paragadan.

Ipig paisi sa pulis an pangyayari por medio kan aki kan victima na si Eugene Pesino y Canillo.

Mantang sinusurat an baretang ini dai pa isi kan mga awtoridad kun ano an motibo kan kriminal sa pag gadan kan victima.

Nagpapadagos pa an pagtipon nin mga evidencia na pwedeng makatabang tanganing mahanap an mga responsale sa pag gadan.
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Bangkay nin babae nakua na tadtad bala sa Placer, Masbate

PLACER, Masbate 3/10/17( BICOLSTANDARD) — Sarong bangkay nin babae, na an edad sa pag-olganan kan 18 asin 23 anyos an natagbuan kan mga residentes sa guilid kan tinampo sa Brgy. Cabangcalan sa banwaan na ini.



Sabi sa informasyon na ipinaabot sa pulis ni Punong Barangay Celistini Gelis, kataid kan bangkay kan babae an sarong backpack na color green asin pula, na may laog nin mga gamit, arog kan t-shirt, maong pedal na color blue asin iba pa.

An bangkay dai tulos nabisto an pangaran.

Alagad, halaba an buhok, 5’2 an langkaw.

Nakahigda an saiyang lawas sa tinampo, na an distancia 15 kilometros hale sa Poblacion kan banwaan na ini.

Segun sa mga awtoridad, an nasambit na lugar aram kan kadaklan na teritoryo kan mga rebeldeng miembros kan New People’s Army (NPA).

An lawas kan babae may mga tama nin bala. May nakuang 4 na bala hale cal. 9mm; 4 na baseyo nin bala hale sac al. 5.56mm asin duwang ilog kan cal. 9mm na badil.

Dinara sa helatura kan pulis an mga evidencia na nakua ninda sa pinangyarihan kan krimen.
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Albay teacher stabbed to death


LEGAZPI CITY 3/10/17 (Bicol Standard)—A Senior High School teacher at Tabaco National High School was stabbed to death earlier this morning.

The victim was identified as Jordan Averilla y Boringot, 40 years old, single, and a resident of Purok 3, Bararanghawon, Tabaco City.

Averilla used to teach Ethics at Aquinas University of Legazpi. He was also a former seminarian.

Police records show that he was stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife at around 3 a.m.

There are signs that his tongue also suffered from injuries, possibly indicating that he was hit by a blow to the mouth.

The victim, who was alone in his residence, sought for help from the neighbors after the stabbing incident.

He was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead at around 3:45 a.m.

The Tabaco police said that the perpetrator possibly intended to rob the victim’s residence, after noting that his wallet was missing.

They added that the suspect has already been identified.

Friends and relatives of the victim have taken to social media to seek justice for the slain teacher.
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Senate to pass bills on free SUCs tuition, free internet next week


MANILA--The Senate is expected to pass a bill which seeks to give free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs) and another bill which seeks to provide free internet access in public areas on third and final reading next week.

Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, principal sponsor and co-author of SBN. 1304 or the "Free Higher Education for All Act" and SBN. 1277 or the “Free Internet Access in Public Places Act” said he expects the two priority measures to be passed on third and final reading on Monday.

Despite criticism, Aquino defended his measure to provide free tuition fees in all SUCs noting that it is the best investment the government could make.

He noted that if the government is willing to spend over PHP 15 billion to host the ASEAN anniversary this year, it should spend roughly the same amount to make tuition free for students in SUCs.

Aquino has urged the government anew to improve Internet access across the county by encouraging increased market competition aside from improving its national broadband plan.

“The national broadband plan is a good step but increasing competition and getting more players in the telco industry is still the quickest, most sustainable solution,” Aquino said.

He also cited how, in previous committee hearings, various stakeholders suggested that more players are needed to improve Internet service while keeping prices reasonable. (PNA)
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DepEd lowers minimum age of student employment this year


PASIG CITY –The Department of Education (DepEd) has lowered the minimum age requirement of students who wish to participate in this year’s summer job employment.

“Under this year’s Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES), we are allowing students aged 15 years old and above to join the program. Previously, they must be at least 18 years old, according to Dr. Juan Araojo, OIC of Youth Formation Division (YFD).

“This is to accommodate those students who are in Senior High School,” he added.

The SPES trainees will be employed at the DepEd for 40 working days under the supervision of the YFD.

A Memorandum has been issued to the field announcing that the application for the program is open beginning last week of February and will run until March 27.

Those who are interested to join the program must have the following qualifications 1) student/out-of-school youth (OSY) at least 15 years old but not more than 24 years old; 2) must be enrolled this school year (in school) / must have the intention to enroll next school year (out-of-school); 3) the combined annual net income of both parents, including his/her own income if any, must not exceed P143,000; 4) Student must have obtained at least an average passing grade during the last school year/term attended; and 5) Must possess office skills such as knowledge in computer applications.

Requirements to accomplish are the following: 1) SPES application form; 2) birth certificate (certified true copy); and 3) photocopy of the latest Income Tax Return of parents or certification issued by BIR that the parents are exempted from payment of tax, or Original Certificate of Indigence, or Original Certificate of Low Income issued by the barangay.

Interested applicants may submit their application form, including the requirements enclosed in a brown envelope, to the Office of the Youth Formation Division, 3rd Floor, Mabini Building, DepEd Central Office, Meralco Ave., Pasig City. They may also scan and send their application and requirements (zip file SPES2017) to the email address blss.yfd@deped.gov.ph.

Republic Act No. 7323 s. 1999, as amended by Republic Act No. 9547, seeks to encourage employment of students to government offices during summer, through incentive jointly granted by the DepEd and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
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Ako Bicol lobbies against recycling of drugs


LEGAZPI CITY 3/10/17 (Bicol Standard)—The Ako Bicol Partylist representatives have filed a Bill providing for the disposition of confiscated illegal drugs, amending for the purpose Republic Act 9165 as amended by Republic Act 10640.

This, according to Rep. Rodel M. Batocabe, Rep. Alfredo A. Garbin, and Rep. Christopher S. Co, is to deter abuse of the law on seized illegal drugs.

Said drugs, they lamented, “still find their way out of the facilities of the PDEA and out into the illegal drug trade.”

“Seized illegal drugs should be immediately disposed or destroyed so that they do not pose a temptation to well-meaning police officers,” the bill reads.

“If enacted into law, the bill will allow the admissibility of authenticated and dated photographs, plant sources of dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals, as well as intruments/paraphernalia and/or laboratory equipment, without the need to present the actual objects,” the bill adds.

With the measure, the representatives said they hope that the recycling and reselling of seized illegal drugs will be lessened, if not eradicated.
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Para tinda nin sira asin shabu, nadakop sa Naga City


NAGA CITY 3/10/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) – Halawig na pagsubaybay an ginibo kan mga awtotidad para madakop an haloy nang sinasahotan na imbuelto sa pagbariwas nin shabu digdi na nabistong si Salustiano Gaite Abasola, 52 anyos na dating tanod sa barangay.

Kasubagong alas 5:45 nin amay, nahulos na siya sa kamot kan mga pulis sa guinibong buy bust operation sa Brgy. Bagumbayan.

Si Salustiano dating miembro kan tanod sa Liboton.

Alagad ngonian, driver na siya nin truck na nagdadara nin labas na sira sa Taguig City asin iba pang mga lugar sa Metro Manila.

An sabi ni Salustiano pigkukua niya an mga labas na sira sa Legaspi, Partido, asin sa Pasacao.

Enot pa kaini, nasa listahan na talaga an saiyang pangaran kan mga awtoridad huli sa mga sahot na may dakula siyang partisipasyon sa pagbariwas kan shabu digdi.

Afuera saiya, dakul pang iba an nasa listahan kan mga pig iimbestigaran, orog na an mga pahinante asin driver nin mga truck na may viaje pasiring sa Bicol pabalik sa Metro Manila.
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2 motorsiklo naaksidente, 1 an gadan sa Polangui


POLANGUI, Albay 3/9/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) – Saro na naman na driver nin motorsiklo an nagadan kasubanggui sa nangyaring aksidente sa National Highway sa Brgy. Ubaliw sa banwaan na ini.

Si Eddie Jacob na taga Brgy Alomon iyo an nagmamaneho kan Jialing motorcycle mientras na si Bonie Greg Manawis y Vergara, taga Brgy. Binanuaan, Legaspi City, iyo an driver kan Rusi motorcycle, na nagkabanggaan.

Sabi sa report kan pulis, si Jacob iyo suboot an nakabanga ki Manawis, na nagresulta tanganing pareyo sinda nagbaralintong asin nahulog sa gilid kan tinampo.

Mientrastanto, nagkaigwa nin tama sa payo si Jacob na iyo an naging causa kan saiyang kagadanan.

Nadara pa man kuta siya sa JBDMDH sa Ligao City, pero ipig declarar na mayo na siya nin buhay.

Sa ibong na lado si Manawis igwa man nin mga menor na rungas sa saiyang lawas.

Nag-iimbestigar pa an pulis sa aksidenteng ini na nangyari alas 10:00 kasubanggui.
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Pusikit na drug pusher sa Virac, dakop


VIRAC, Catanduanes 3/10/17 (Bicol Standard)  Sampulong sachets nin shabu an nakua kan pulis kan saindang ipig implementar an Search Warrant sa sinasahotan na drug pusher digdi na nabisto sa pangaran na Maximo Rabida na taga Sitio Luminanggas, kan Brgy. Danicop sa banwaan na ini.

An operasyon kan pulis pinamayohan ni PCI James Ronatay, an hefe kan pulis digdi.

Enot pa kaini, si Rabida dati nang nadakop kan mga awtoridad sa pagbalga kan ley sa ilegal na droga, kan taon 2015.

Nin huli kan pagbungkaras liwat kan maigot na operasyon kan pulis kontra sa ilegal na droga, nabuhay an mga positibong reaksyon kan mga namamanwaan na nag-susuporta kan programa kan administrasyon ni Pres. Duterte.

Si dating Gob Araceli Wong kan Catanduanes nagpahayag sa Facebook na siya nagngangalas ta igwa pa guiraray nin nagpapabakal asin naggagamit kan illegal na droga.

Pinuntariya pa kan dating gobernador na siya nasorpresa ta may mga namamayo nin lokal na gobierno sa islang provincia an nasasahotan na igwang pagkaaram kaini.

Inalok pa ni Wong an mga tawo na kaipohan nang makipagtabangan sa gobierno, dai matakot asin an mga imbuelto dapat talagang manimbag. (May report hale ki Ramil D. Soliveres)
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gov Cua breaks silence on shabu lab issue


NAGA CITY 3/9/2017 (Bicol Standard) -- Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua has finally responded to the shabu lab issue that has been hounding him since said facility was discovered in November 2016.

In his statement issued on social network Facebook, Cua said: "I kept my silence over this Shabu Lab issue that now circulates in the social media. Matapos ang naunsiyaming umano'y propaganda ng isinagawang public hearing noong Feb. 23 dito sa Catanduanes ay dito na sila magtatago sa likod ng maitim na kurtina ng FB."

He reiterated his plea for those who are allegedly trying to besmirch his reputation to wait until the campaign period in 2019.

"Kung may gusto niyong siraan ako, please reserve it sa 45-day campaign ng 2019. DAHIL ANG TOTOONG NASISIRA AY HINDI NAMAN PO ANG AKING PANGALAN KUNDI ANG PANGALAN AT KARANGALAN NG PROBINSIYA. At nais ko pong sabihing muli na ang nahuli at napigilang laboratoryo ay hindi Mega Shabu Lab pagkat hindi na nga ito naka operate. GINAWA ANG LABORATORYO NUNG PANAHON NG DATING LOKAL NA ADMINISTRASYON SUBALIT SA AKIN PILIT NA IBINUBUNTONG ANG LAHAT NG MGA MALING PARATANG.

NAKATAYO ITO SA LUPA NA HINDI NAMAN SA AKIN AT ANG TALAGANG MAY ARI AY HINDI MAN LANG NAIIMBESTIGAHAN HANGGANG NGAYON.

KUNG SINASABI PO NG IBA NA MAY PROTEKTOR, AKO PO AY SANG-AYON DIYAN. KUNG SA AKIN PO IBIBINTANG AY SIMPLE LANG ANG TANONG, PANO KO PO POPROTEKSIYUNAN NA HINDI NAMAN PO AKO ANG GOBERNADOR NG ANG LABORATORYO AY ITINAYO?

NAPIGILAN AT NAHULI NG MGA PULIS NITONG PANAHON KO. DI PO BA DAPAT AY PARANGALAN PA NGA ANG ADMINISTRASYONG ITO AT ANG MGA PULIS SA PAGKAKATUKLAS NG ILIGAL NA LABORATORYONG ITO?

BAKA KUNG HINDI PA NGA AKO ANG NAKABALIK NA GOBERNADOR, BAKA HINDI PA ITO NATUKLASAN AT NAKAPAMINSALA PA NG MARAMI SA ATING KABATAAN.

SINO BA NAMAN KASI ANG MAG-AAKALANG MANANALO PA AKO AT SI PANGULONG DUTERTE NOONG 2016? PAREHO KAMING UNDERDOG."

The governor was among those who were invited to attend the congressional inquiry on the shabu lab held recently in Virac.
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Ama, ina, 6 anyos na aki, naaksidente sa motorsiklo sa Daraga


DARAGA, Albay 03/09/17 (Bicol Standard) – Pigbubulong ngonian sa Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) sa Legaspi City an mag arama na nadisgracia sa motorsiklo na pasiring kuta sa Poblacion kan banwaan na ini.

An aksidente nangyari sa P-1, sa Brgy. Anislag digdi.

Base sa report kan pulis, pigmamaneho ni Sonny Andres y Mutcha, 29, asin kasuno niya an saiyang agom na si Joan Andres y Marianas, 29, asin an saindang 6 anyos na aking si Joanna.

An mga victima taga P-1 kan Brgy. Del Rosario, Pilar, Sorsogon.

Afuera kan mag arama, nabudalan pa kan dimalas na vehiculo an mga naglalakaw sa tinampo na nabisto sa pangaran na Jomas, taga Brty. Potiao, Pilar, Sorsogon asin Cesar Espayos, na taga Villahermosa sa banwaan na ini.

An tulong miembros kan familya Andres asin an duwang iba pang mga victima an pigbubulong sa hospital.

Segun sa report, an strictong ipigpapaotob digdi an ordinansa na nagbabawal sa pagsuno nin aki na an edad 7 anyos paibaba.

Alagad, apisar kan pagbawal kan bagay na ini sa ordinansa, dakul pa guiraray an nanonotaran na nagbabalga.
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Teatro Ragayano to stage play for 2017 World Theater Day



Camarines Sur-based Teatro Ragayano, a finalist in the Best Cultural Group category of the 2016 Aliw Awards, will stage an environmental play to commemorate World Theater Day. 

This was announced by artistic director Eilyn Nidea recently.

Panaghoy ng Kalikasan, an adaptation of the Palanca Award-winning play Dalawang Mukha ng Kagubatan by Emelina Gagalac Regis, will be staged at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Ragay National Agricultural and Fisheries School on March 16 and 17 at 9:30 AM, 1:30, and 4:30 PM.

Artist-in-residence Carlos A. Arejola directs the play topbilled by Virna M. Asence, Allana Paulene D. Mien, Mark Joseph H. Quintana, Rosaville G. Arietta, Althea A. Llegue, Ella Llanita, Denise D. Calindas, Jaynard M. Benosa, John Rodnel B. Brillantes, Owen S. Manalo, Francis P. Mandalihan and Jaymar De las Alas.

The production comes on the heels of the company’s debut productions Hawla and Gamgam, staged back-to-back in Ragay, Pili, and Naga City last year. The latter is Arejola’s Bikol adaptation of Susan Glaspell’s Trifles, presented auspiciously by Teatro Ragayano one hundred years after the American classic’s premiere in 1916 in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Completing the Panaghoy ng Kalikasan production staff are Anabel A. Haber, assistant director and production manager, Kate C. Gomez, co-assistant director, Christy G. Ranola, co-production manager, Georgette R. Imperial and Nilda Fuerte, costumes and props directors, Mario Candelaria, documentarian, Mary Ann P. Lait and Katheren Lea Nicolas, lights and sounds directors, and Nino Felipin Madridano, stage manager.

Re-runs of the play are scheduled on August this year, back-to-back with An Kuwintas ni Gloria, Carlos A. Arejola’s Bikol adaptation of Linda T. Casper’s canonical short story in English, The Translucent Sun.

Also lined up for the company’s 2017 theater season is the staging of The Pronoun I, monologues on HIV/AIDS awareness scheduled on July.

The World Theater Day was first celebrated by the Paris-based International Theatre Institute (ITI) in 1962. It has since been annually celebrated on the 27th of March through various theater events worldwide.
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Bicol representatives who voted against death penalty


Fortuno, Salvio (Camarines Sur 5th District)
Bordado, Gabriel Jr (Camarines Sur 3rd District)
Escudero, Evelina (Sorsogon 1st District)
Lagman, Edcel (Albay 1st District)
Panotes, Marisol (Camarines Norte 2nd District)
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Ten Oustanding Students of Bicol to be awarded today


LEGAZPI CITY 3/9/2017 (Bicol Standard) –The Ten Outstanding Students of Bicol 2017 will be presented in a ceremony today by the Ako Bicol Partylist and the Commission on Higher Education at the Bicol University.

The Ten Outstanding Students of Bicol 2017 are Maegan Alexis A. Almasco and Katherine Princess Vista, both from University of Northeastern Philippines, Iriga City; Romeo B. Sotto Jr. and Claudette May B. Mora, both from University of Saint Anthony, also in Iriga City; Juvin M. Durante, Cristia Shiena S. Amparo, Christine Mae Valencia, all from University of Nueva Caceres in Naga City, Camarines Sur; and Charles Michael G. Salas of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges; Karen Daniela Besmonte of Aquinas University of Legazpi or AUL and Karen V. Segovia of Divine Word College of Legazpi.

The Ten Outstanding Students of Bicol gives due recognition to ten diligent, talented, and dedicated youths from the Bicol region.

Senator Sonny Angara will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker.


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mylce Mella: Let's make change work for women

Photo by Oscar Esmenda/BICOLSTANDARD.COM
NAGA CITY—"Pigseselebrar an Women's Month bilang rekonusimiento na sa modernong panahon, yaon pa man giraray an paghiling na an babayi maluya asin hababa." 

This is the statement of television host and reporter Jessa Mylce Mella as the guest of honor and speaker at the Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office Women's Month Celebration Kickoff Ceremony.

In her speech before the police officers, Mella underscored that Women's Month celebration is a reminder of how to properly treat a woman with respect and dignity.

"Dai pigseselebrar an Women's Month para sabihun na dapat babayi sana an pigtatawan nin atensyon. Kundi panahon man ini para sa lado kan kalalakihan, hilingon an mga ina na nagsakit asin nagtios nin kulog para ipangaki kita," she said.

Mella is a staunch advocate of women's rights and gender equality.
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THS SUNNY PHILOSOPHER by Salvador D. Flor, Ph. D. | Do you not yearn for the good, old days?


PEOPLE, the older folks, have every reason to feel nostalgic, to yearn for the good old days. Those were the most beautiful time of their lives. Life was simple and quiet, the music dreamy, the climate ideal, lawlessness as rare as the summer rain.

What people had pleasantly experienced in those heady days is noticeably absent today Today’s youth are exposed to drugs and other harmful vices. Want is a constant companion. Joblessness has driver people out of the country.

If these things existed in the past, they were not so nightmarish, so horrible. There were no dreaded vigilantes, no rebels, no abusive cops, a little of bloodbath, a little of monte and other card games.

In the countryside, people went to bed with windows open. There is nothing to fear. The night had strange sounds. But they were the sounds of insects serenading their mates.

Complete strangers were looked up as long lost kin. They were served the best food and if they stay for the night, the only bed in the house would be theirs. The cold bamboo floor became their warm bed.

People were happy showing the beast of their hospitality.

In my barrio during a fiesta long ago, a stranger who said he was the don of a datu, strayed into a neighbor’s. Our neighbor did non inquire where he came from and what his name was. He was politely told to feel at home, to partake of the rich food.

The villagers believed that angels sometimes came to visit families to test their faith. Simple folks, they trusted in the goodness if human beings.

I knew of no instance of strangers seeking for a night’s lodging who were turned away. There was always a warm bed for everyone.

There is really much to yearn for in the old days. The prices of basic goods from rice to sugar to salt were within easy reach. Even the poorest did not have an empty table. There was always something to fill the belly.

A ganta of polishes rice was no more than half a peso. Rice corn was 15 centavos per liter and candy, five pieces of it, was one centavo. With P100, you could take home a cavan of rice.

It was an idyllic life for the poor.

The restless youth in the barrio, however, had found life boring. During the summer vacation, they had little things to. I was still small but I could feel the unease. Luckily, some enterprising adult men offered to give the youngsters guitar-playing lessons in exchange for few bottles of ginebra, local known as Marka Demonyo.

In the northern Catanduanes town of Caramoran, oldsters who terribly missed the music of yesteryers, spent hours at the town plaza enjoying the orchestra music. The much-loved ballads were that of the American greats like Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, King Cole and our very own Diomedes Maturan.

The years have changed many things. Today’s music is labelled as noise. Crimes are frequent, cheap but quality goods are no longer available. The benign weather has turned vicious. Typhoons and floods and earthquakes have become common.

The planet has become inhospitable. And man, who has been given dominion over the earth by his Maker, has developed more appetite for violence.
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GENTLE BREEZE by Nelly Favis-Villafuerte | Inspiring story for the soul


Some people are gifted with a rare trait. Through their simple warmth, they bring out the best in people. Their presence alone is a gift to others. The moment they walk in the door, everyone they meet is disarmed. By their goodness. By their kindness. By their calming influence. By their comforting stance. By their sincere concern. By their rapt attention. By their reassuring smile. People feel at ease. Their kindness arrives unedited. Their intuitive sense about people is just fantastic.

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In 2 Timothy 2:24, we are asked to be kind to everybody. Kindness is simply loving people more than they deserve. Let me share a story about the power of kindness. This is a true story of a famous doctor of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US passed on to me and others through the Internet. This story is said to be included in a book by Leo Buscaglia.

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“The year was 1863, on a spring day in Northern Pennsylvania. A poor boy was selling goods door to door to pay his way through school. He realized he had only a dime left, and that he was hungry. So he decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.

“Instead of a meal, he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry and so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”

“You don’t owe me anything,” she replied. “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.” He said, “Then I thank you from my heart.” As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strengthened also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

“Years later, that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.

“Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, he went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor’s gown, he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day, he gave special attention to the case.

“After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested from the business office to pass the final billing to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally, she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words:

“PAID IN FULL WITH ONE GLASS OF MILK…”

(Signed)

Dr. Howard Kelly*”

***

Do you have a kind heart? Do you reach out to help others with acts of kindness? Do you have kind words for others? Pass it on with joy! Your kindness will melt misunderstanding, mistrust, hostility, bitterness, hatred, vindictiveness – and self pity.

***

This column continues to give out copies of the Holy Bible for free to those who cannot afford to buy their own copies. If interested, please send your letter-request to Ms. Nelly Favis-Villafuerte, 5233 Fahrenheit St., Palanan, Makati City. Kindly mention if it is the Tagalog, English, Cebuano, or Ilocano Bible that is preferred.

Be joyful and forgiving! (Comments may be sent to Ms. Villafuerte’s email: villafuerte_nelly@yahoo.com.)
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

21 anyos na daraga, pinosasan sa buy bust operation kan PDEA sa Tiwi


TIWI, Albay 03/07/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) – Sarong 21 anyos na daraga na nabisto sa pangaran na Myla Bueno y Borganio, taga P-2, Tayhi, Tabaco City an dinakop kasubagong alas 1:30 nin hapon sa buy-bust operation.

An mga tawohan kan pulis sa lindong ni PSI Jan King S. Calipay, kaiba an mga tawohan kan PDEA an naglansar kan bus-bust sa Brgy. Nagas sa banwaan na ini.

Nakua sa poder ni Bueno an 1 piece heat sealed plastic transparent sachet na may laog nin maputing pulbos na pigtutubodan shabu, an P500.00 na marked money, sarong pidaso na sadit na open plastic sachet na may laog nin crystaline substance, asin iba pang illegal drug paraphernalia arog kan lighter.

Yaon ngonian sa hepatura kan pulis sa Tiwi an suspechado mantang pighahalat an pagsangat nin caso kontra saiya sa jusgado.
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CASE IN POINT by Dean Ed Vincent Albano | Nature of service of summons, procedural; defect can be cured


While proper service of summons is necessary to vest the court jurisdiction over the defendant, the same is merely procedural in nature and the lack of or defect in the service of summons may be cured by the defendant’s subsequent voluntary submission to the court’s jurisdiction through his filing a responsive pleading such as an answer. In this case, the partnership filed its Answer despite the defective summons. Thus, jurisdiction over its person was acquired through voluntary appearance.

Although a partnership is based on delectus personae or mutual agency, whereby any partner can generally represent the partnership in its business affairs, it is non sequitur that a suit against the partnership is necessarily a suit impleading each and every partner. It must be remembered that a partnership is a juridical entity that has a distinct and separate personality from the persons composing it. (Article 1768 of the Civil Code)

It is elementary that a judgment of a court is conclusive and binding only upon the parties and their successors-in-interest after the commencement of the action in court. (Villanueva v. Velasco, 399 Phil. 664, 673 [2000]) A decision rendered on a complaint in a civil action or proceeding does not bind or prejudice a person not impleaded therein, for no person shall be adversely affected by the outcome of a civil action or proceeding in which he is not a party. (Dare Adventure Farm Corporation v. CA, G.R. No. 161122, September 24, 2012, 681 SCRA 580, 583) The principle that a person cannot be prejudiced by a ruling rendered in an action or proceeding in which he has not been made a party conforms to the constitutional guarantee of due process of law.

In Muñoz v. Yabut, Jr., 665 Phil. 488 (2011), it was said that a person not impleaded and given the opportunity to take part in the proceedings was not bound by the decision declaring as null and void the title from which his title to the property had been derived. The effect of a judgment could not be extended to non-parties by simply issuing an alias writ of execution against them, for no man should be prejudiced by any proceeding to which he was a stranger.

In Aguila v. Court of Appeals, 377 Phil. 257, 267 [1999], the complainant had a cause of action against the partnership. Nevertheless, it was the partners themselves that were impleaded in the complaint. The Court dismissed the complaint and held that it was the partnership, not its partners, officers or agents, which should be impleaded for a cause of action against the partnership itself. The partners could not be held liable for the obligations of the partnership unless it was shown that the legal fiction of a different juridical personality was being used for fraudulent, unfair, or illegal purposes. (See McConnel v. Court of Appeals, 111 Phil. 310 [1961])

Here, Guy was never made a party to the case. He did not have any participation in the entire proceeding until his vehicle was levied upon and he suddenly became “co-defendant debtor” during the judgment execution stage. It is a basic principle of law that money judgments are enforceable only against the property incontrovertibly belonging to the judgment debtor. Indeed, the power of the court in executing judgments extends only to properties unquestionably belonging to the judgment debtor alone. An execution can be issued only against a party and not against one who did not have his day in court. The duty of the sheriff is to levy the property of the judgment debtor not that of a third person. For, as the saying goes, one man's goods shall not be sold for another man's debts.

In the spirit of fair play, it is a better rule that a partner must first be impleaded before he could be prejudiced by the judgment against the partnership. A partner may raise several defenses during the trial to avoid or mitigate his obligation to the partnership liability. Necessarily, before he could present evidence during the trial, he must first be impleaded and informed of the case against him. It would be the height of injustice to rob an innocent partner of his hard-earned personal belongings without giving him an opportunity to be heard. Without any showing that Guy himself acted maliciously on behalf of the company partnership causing damage or injury to the complainant, then he and his personal properties cannot be made directly and solely accountable for the liability of the partnership, the judgment debtor, because he was not a party to the case.

Further, Article 1821 of the Civil Code does not state that there is no need to implead a partner in order to be bound by the partnership liability. It provides that:

Notice to any partner of any matter relating to partnership affairs, and the knowledge of the partner acting in the particular matter, acquired while a partner or then present to his mind, and the knowledge of any other partner who reasonably could and should have communicated it to the acting partner, operate as notice to or knowledge of the partnership, except in the case of fraud on the partnership, committed by or with the consent of that partner.

A careful reading of the provision shows that notice to any partner, under certain circumstances, operates as notice to or knowledge to the partnership only. Evidently, it does not provide for the reverse situation, or that notice to the partnership is notice to the partners. Unless there is an unequivocal law which states that a partner is automatically charged in a complaint against the partnership, the constitutional right to due process takes precedence and a partner must first be impleaded before he can be considered as a judgment debtor. To rule otherwise would be a dangerous precedent, harping in favor of the deprivation of property without ample notice and hearing, which the Court certainly cannot countenance.
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Gov't to spend Php92-B for Sorsogon-Samar bridge


TACLOBAN CITY—The government intends to spend at least Php92.23 billion to link Sorsogon to Samar island.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) came up with the project cost as they seek endorsement of the five-year mega projects from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) for the kick-off of the feasibility study.

The study will be done by Chinese experts through funding grants from Chinese government, said Ernesto Octaviano, chief of NEDA regional office project development investment programming and budgeting division.

"After the approval of technical assistance, the study will run for six months and hopefully construction will start early next year," Octaviano said

The official is optimistic that budget for the study will be included in the availment of Chinese government financing in accordance with the 2016 Philippine-China Development Framework of Cooperation.

The Sorsogon-Samar project has a combined length of 25.4 kilometers. It consists of three long span bridges – Allen to San Antonio in Northern Samar (4.9 kilometers), San Antonio to Capul in Northern Samar (8.5 kilometers), and Capul, Northern Samar to Matnog, Sorsogon (12 kilometers).

The project is part of the two projects listed as priority under the "Nationwide Island Provinces Link Bridges for Sustained Economic Growth Development."

The project is expected to bring more economic opportunities between the country’s three island groups – Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

For decades, roll-on roll-off (RoRo) ferries cross the San Bernardino Strait, transporting passengers and vehicles to and from Allen Port and Matnog Port in Sorsogon. With a distance 28 kilometers, the average travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

In the southern part of Leyte Island, RoRo ships have been transporting passengers and vehicles to and from Benit Port in San Ricardo town and Lipata Port in Surigao City, crossing Surigao Strait. The distance between the two ports is 23 kilometers.

Buses, cars and trucks from various provinces of Mindanao bound for Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon pass through Allen and San Ricardo ports to get to Luzon. (With report from PNA)
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EDITORIAL | Maisog na kampanya kontra sa droga


Pakalihis nin labing sarong bulan na pahingalo, nagdecidir an Duterte administration na ibalik an maisog na kampanya kontra sa pagkuriyat kan ilegal na droga.

Ini an naging pusog na tindog kan liderato kan pulis nin huli kan pagbungkaras liwat kan bwelong pagpabakal nin shabu sa mga lugar na dating mercado ninda.

Malinaw an direktiba ni PNP Chief Director General Bato Dela Rosa kun ano an dapat sunodon na reglamento para maibitaran an mayong kamugtakan na garadanan huli ta an victima nasahotan na nagprobar na magtumang sa awtoridad.

An kurahaw kan mga kontra sa Tokhang, makuring pagbalga sa derechos humanos an gawi kan ibang mga abusadong pulis. Afuera pa ini sa patimasang na pag gadan sa mga inaapod na “vigilante killers”, na nagkuriyat sa bilog na nasyon, kasabay kan kampanya kan mga awtoridad kontra sa kriminalidad asin ilegal na droga.

Totoong naglakop an ilegal na droga sa laog nin pirang semanang naghorom an kampanya kan pulis kontra digdi.

Si mga drug addicts bwelo na liwat na naghihiwa-hiwa sa paghanap nin mababakalan nin droga ta mayo man kaya nin nangyaring rehabilitation sainda.

An mga dating “pusher” nagbalik guiraray sa saindang trabaho karibay kan dikit na droga na sa lenguahe ninda – para maka score man lamang.

Maray kutang programa kan gobierno na labanan an bisyong ini.

Alagad kulang talaga an programa kun Tokhang sana. Mayong mabago maski pa oro-aldaw na maglansar an pulis nin mga operasyon para darakopon an mga saradit asin tingi-tingi na paratinda sagkod na igwa pa nin nakukuanan nin bastanteng supply.

An dapat decidiran kan gobierno iyo an pagdakop kan mga darakula na para gibo asin supplier kan droga.

Kaipohan susogon an burabod kan droga asin dapat seryoso an programa sa rehabilitasyon.

Bilang positibong kasimbagan kan administrasyon, sa maabot na Marso 25, igwa nin pagboot an Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa paagui ni Sec. Ismael D. Sueno na an gabos na barangay magkaigwa nin Barangay Assembly Day.

An tema sa asembleya “Sulong Barangay Kontra Droga, Krimen at Katiwalian: Makialam! Makiisa!”

Nagpatanid si Sec. Sueno na an dae mag-otob kan pagboot na ini, igwa nin nakareserbang kastigo.

Pwede sindan plantiaran nin administrative complaint kun dai mag-otob kan ley dapit sa pag conducir nin Barangay Assembly.

An reklamo pwedeng i-sangat kan sisay man na residente kan barangay, concerned citizen, government or non-government entity sa Sangguniang Panlungsod o sa Sangguniang Bayan kan saindang lugar, susug sa Sec. 61 kan Local Government Code, o sa Office of the Ombudsman.

Kun seryoso an gobierno na pohoon an problemang ini, dapat katuwang an mga opisyales kan 42,302 na mga barangay sa bilog na nasyon.

Kaipohan kita gabos sa pagresolver kan problemang ini.
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Teenager pinokpok sa payo, binadil, nakasalvar


MALILIPOT, Albay 3/7/2017 (Bicol Standard) — Maswerteng naibitaran an posibleng kagadanan kan 17 anyos na lalaki na hinaromal nin kaputol na kawayan na nagtama sa saiyang angog.

An incidente nangyari kasuodmang mag-omagahon, poco mas o menos ala 1:45, sa P-2, Brgy. Cawayan digdi.

An victimang nabisto sa pangaran na Johnwel Bemeda y Dandan, residente kan P-4, Brgy. Comon, Tabaco City.

Base sa deklarasyon kan victima, nakalunad siya sa color azul na motorsiklo tanganing sunduon an saiyang amigo na si Raymond sa Sitio Palale, San Isidro sa banwaan na ini.

Pag abot pa sana niya sa lugar ni Reymond, may lalaki na nagwawala na basta na sana siya rinapado nin kapidasong kawayan asin tinamaan siya sa angog.

Huli sa kusog kan pagkahumbal saiya nag surokamang an victima, kasabay kan pagtumba kan motorsiklo na saiyang piglulunadan.

Idinugang pa kan victima na mientras nagdiriklom an pagheling niya, saro pang lalaki an nagdulok saiya hale sa likodan. May armas ining badil asin pinutokan siya nin pirang beses.

Listong nakadalagan an victima pasiring sa barangay hall asin naghagad nin tabang ki Tirso Bolanos para darahon siya sa Ziga Hospital sa Tabaco City.

May tama nin bala si Bemeda sa walang takyag asin may mga rungas sa angog, toong kamot asin may bakros sa tuhod.

Nag-iimbestigar pa an mga awtoridad kun ano an motibo sa nangyaring krimen.
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2 grupo nin armadong lalaki, nagbaradilan sa Andaya highway


NAGA CITY 03/07/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –Nagpapadagos pa an pagsiyasat kan mga awtoridad sa nangyaring encontrada nin duwang armadong grupo sa Sitio Nabuntungan, Brgy. Banga Caves, Ragay, Camarines Sur.

Sabi sa pulis report, mantang luway-luway na nagdadalagan an L-300 van na may lunad nin duwang tao, bigla sinda inabangan asin kinomprontar nin 2ng dai nabistong mga lalaki sa guilid kan tinampo. Ini an naguing dalan tanganing magkaigwa nin mainit na diskusyon.

Mantang nagkakainitan an duwang grupo, may uminabot pang 8ng van na may lunad nin dai mababa sa 25ng mga lalaki, na armado nin man laen-laen na clase nin badil.

Dai naghaloy, nagpoon na an ribayan nin putok hale sa mag-ibong na armadong grupo.

Por medyo kan apod nin civilian sa hepatura kan pulis, nagdispachar tulos nin mga awtoridad hale sa Ragay PNP asin Lupi PNP. Alagad, dai na inabotan an nag-iiriwal na mga armadong tawo.

An mga imbestigador nakakua nin 12ng baseyo nin bala hale sa sari-saring calibre nin badi.

Mayo pa nin maliwanag na informasyon dapit sa bagay na ini hastang sinusurat an bareta.
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Mag-ilusyon, naglaog sa motel, babae nagbadil sa sadire


TABACO CITY 03/07/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –Harorom na imbestigasyon an ginigibo kan pulis sa nangyaring pagkabadil ki Jessa Oliva, dating taga Lagonoy, Camarines Sur, alagad nag-eestar na ngonian sa Brgy. 4, Malilipot, Albay.

Sabi sa record kan pulis kaiba kan victima an saiyang boyfriend na si Dennis Colada y Montallana na taga Santo Cristo sa laog kan room 6 kan Mitos lodge, na namumugtak sa P-3, Brgy. Baranghawon digdi.

Base pa sa report, binadil kan victima an saiyang sadire, asin tinamaan siya sa toong parte kan saiyang tulak kasubagong alas 8:20, ngonian na aga.

Inaragapan an victima asin idinalagan sa hospital digdi.

Alagad, ibinalyo sa Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) para ipabulong.

Mientastanto, an mga imbestigador nakakua suboot nin badil sa pinangyarihan.

Kasugpon kan baretang ini, nakakua an nag-atendir sa saiyang nurse nin 3ng sachet nin pigtutgubodan na shabu, hale sa bag kan victima.

Kan kapkapan man an kailusyon kan victima na si Colada nakakua an mga awtoridad nin sachet nin marijuana, illegal drug paraphernalia asin cash na kantidad P20,000.00.

Nagpapadagos pa an imbestigasyon kan kasong ini.
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Bicolano is PMA 2017 salutatorian

Philip Viscaya
Photo: PIA
NAGA CITY 3/6/17 (Bicol Standard)—Philip Modestano Viscaya of Ligao City, Albay will be the salutatorian of Philippine Military Academy Class of 2017.

Viscaya said he will be joining the Philippine Army.

Meanwhile, the top cadet is Rovi Mairel Valino Martinez of Cabanatuan City while the third top cadet is Eda Glis Buansi Marapao of Baguio City.
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

No. 1 Most Wanted person sa Tigaon, nadakop na


TIGAON, Camarines Sur -03/05/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) –Dinakop kan pulis sa bisa kan mandamiento de aresto si Leonora Consulta y de Alday, sa Salvacion, Tinambac, Camarines Sur tanganing pasimbagon sa kasong Estafa na bibistahan sa korte.

Si Consulta iyo an pigcoconsiderar na No. 1 na Most Wanted Person sa banwaan na ini, huli sa nasambit na kso.

An Warrant of Arrest na ipigserve sa akusado firmado ni Judge Ma. Angela Acompanado-Arroyo kan Branch 58 kan Regional Trial Court sa San Jose, Camarines Sur.

Mayong fianza an nasambit na kaso, base sa jusgado.

Nadakop si Consulta kasubagong alas 4:00 nin hapon.
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Paratinda nin 'fried chicken' nadaya kan parabudol-budol


LIGAO CITY, Albay 03/05/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) – Bagong “modus operandi” an pina-asir  kan para budol-budol na an naging victima iyo an paratinda nin fried chicken, na an kagsadire taga Brgy. Barcelonita, Cabusao, Camarines Sur.

Base sa sumbong sa pulis, sarong dai bistong lalaki an nag-order nin 3nd pidasong fried chicken.

An kakanon dadarahon sa Ligao Parish Church.

Sabi kan victima, tinugon siya kan parabakal na magdarang pan-oli kan P3,000.00 na ibabayad saiya, sa pagdeliver kan fried chicken sa dai bistong mabakal.

Pag-abot sana kan fried chicken, sinubli kan parabakal an cellphone kan paratindang manok tanganing kopyahon an numero kaini kan cura paroko.

Dangan, hinagad na saiya si oli na P2,370.00 para ibalik na sana saiya si bayad asin si cellphone.

Naghale si lalaki ta suboot maduman sa cura paroko, alagad dai na nagbalik sa paratinda.

Bitbit na kan para budol-budol si saiyang celphone asin si kantidad P2,370.00 na oli kuta sa P3,000.00, na dai man itinao saiya.
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Nagholdup sa Paracale, nabadil kan pulis


PARACALE, Camarines Norte 03/05/17 (Bicol Standard) – Nabadil sa hita an lalaki na nagholdup sa Candelaria Street, Brgy. Poblacion Norte sa banwaan na ini na nagtumang sa mga awtoridad.

An victima kan pagholdup iyo an Malayan Store na sadire ni Cecille Lumar y Lamadrid, na negosyante asin residente kan nasambit na lugar.

Nangayi an incidente poco mas o menos alas 8:47nin aga kan Marso 2, mantang nasa laog kan tindahan an kagsadire kan tindahan.

An suspechado, gamit an armas na kutsilyo pirit na naglaog sa tindahan.

Nabisto an suspechado sa pangaran na Wendell Ebona y Tayas, 37, may agom, mayong trabaho, taga Purok Yakal A. Brgy Poblacion Norte digdi.

Pakatapos na magdeklarar nin holdup an suspechado, pirit niyang kinua hale sa kaha kan tindahan an kantidad P2,000.00 na buenamanong benta kan aldaw.

Mientrastanto, nagresponde si PO1 Jason R. Poot, kan Paracale MPS.

Mantang parane an pulis narisa niyang igwa nin armas na kutsilyo an suspechado kaya pighandaan na tulos ini kan awtoridad.

En vez na matiwasay na magsuko sa pulis nagprobar pa lugod na magtumang an suspechado kaya siya binadil sa hita kan pulis.

Nakua hale sa bulsa kan suspechado an 2ng manangribong pesos na hale sa kaha kan tindahan.

Huli kan tama kan suspechado, idinalagan siya sa Paracale Health Center para ipabulong.

Pirang minutos an nakaagi, ibinalyo siya sa Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital para matawan nin atensyon medical.

Sasangatan man guiraray siya nin kasong Robbery kan mga awtoridad.
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6 na lalaki binitbit kan PDEA sa Daraga, Albay


DARAGA, Albay 03/05/17 (Bicol Standard) – Sinakyada kan mga tawohan kan Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) an residencia ni Michael Ballrbare alyas Mike, sa kusog kan Search Warrant na firmado ni Judge Elmer Lanuzo kan Branch 6 kan Regional Trial Court sa Legaspi City.

Nakua sa residencia kan suspechado an dai pa nadeterminaran na illegal na droga (shabu) asin sarong calibre .38ng revolver.

Afuera ki Ballarbare, limang iba pang persona an inabotan kan mga tawohan kan PDEA sa laog kan saindang harong.

An incidenteng ini nangyari sa P1, Brgy. Kilicao sa banwaan na ini.

Ginibo an raid kasubagong alas 2:41 nin hapon, ngonian na aldaw.

Sasangatan sindang caso sa pagbalga kan R.A. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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Cesar Chavez is DOTr Usec


MANILA 3/5/17 (Bicol Standard) – Bicolano broadcaster Cesar Chavez has been named as the new Undersecretary of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte.

Chavez was appointed as the Usec. on Rails and Toll Roads.

He replaced Noel Kintanar, who resigned from his post last November.

This is his eleventh presidential appointment since the time of former President Corazon Aquino.

Chavez, who hails from Pugay, San Jose, Camarines Sur, previously served as Assistant Vice President at Manila Broadcasting Company, Assistant General Manager for Planning at Metro Manila Development Authority, President and Vice Chairman of the Board at University of Caloocan City, Deputy Administrator at Light Rail Transit Authority, Director, Member of the Board at Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at National Youth Commission, and Commissioner-at-Large at National Youth Commission, and chief executive officer at Presidential Council for Youth Affairs.

He studied at Studied at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the National Defense College of the Philippines.
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Bicolana stunner Liezel Ramos eyes Binibining Pilipinas 2017 crown


NAGA CITY 3/5/17 (Bicol Standard)—Mae Liezel Ramos, who hails from Naga City, is setting her sights on the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 crown.

Ramos was previously crowned Mutya ng Magayon 2013 1st runner up, Miss Camarines Sur 2010, Mutya Ng Ibalong 2009 1st runner up, Miss Bicolandia 2008 2nd runner up, and Mutya ng Ibalong 2013 2nd Runner Up.

“It all started when I was 16 when I was dreaming to be a supermodel & I was in a class owned by one of the supermodel legends of the Philippines. Her final exam for me was to enter a pageant & when I lost, that's where my interest in pageantry piqued. I wanted to win it. It was never about the crown but I felt like if I push for this, Im gonna be pushing because of my passion to always grow & be the best version of myself. Now at 26 and on my belt is 11pageants- 8regional with 2 pageants repeated & failed at the second time around & 3 nationals having 2 as official candidate & 1 finalist. But as my beauty queen friend always tell me- EYES ON THE PRIZE. The sweetest victory is the one that took your time, the one where u gave your best at & the one that molded you to who you wanted to be with hardwork, persistence & destiny,” she posted on Facebook.
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ENTERTAINMENT | Bicolanos urged to support Kisses Delavin


MASBATE CITY 3/5/17 (Bicol Standard)—Bicolanos are rooting for Masbate's Kisses Delavin to become this season's Pinoy Big Brother Ultimate Big Winner.

Among the top supporters are Masbate Vice Gov. Kaye Revil and Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, who both posted messages of encouragement for the "Miracle Daughter ng Masbate."

Fans of the 17-year-old charmer have also organized a voting party at Magallanes Coliseum here at 9 p.m. to rally support for Delavin.

"Di magproblema sa load kay Mapamasa po kami sa mga Waran Load. Need ta po san Man power para po iboto Si Kisses. Last night of Votings na po. Extra effort po kita. Magdara po kamo san iyo mga Kakilala , damo na celphone kag kun pede pa extra sims. SALAMAT po!!" the Facebook post reads.
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(UPDATED) 6 dead in Tabaco City road mishap


TABACO CITY 3/5/17 (Bicol Standard)-- Six people were killed when a trailer truck loaded with sheet piles rammed into two houses and a motorcycle bearing plate number EA-28972 at the boundary of Estancia, Malinao and Quinastillojan, this city.

The incident occurred at around 2:45 p.m.

The motorcycle driver was identified as Albert Begino Baroma, of legal age, married, while his back riders were Jasmine Hanolan Boringot, 36 years old, married and Mark Camero, a minor, all residents of P-7 Soa, Malinao, Albay.

The trailer truck driver was Orlando Bañadera Campo, 49 years old, married of P-1, Del Rosario Naga City.

Along with him, two crew members were riding the truck: Rommel Mendenilla Nantes, 27, of Barangay Laglag, Camalig, Albay; and James Lopez Romero, of legal age, of Palanog, Camalig, Albay.

Said aforementioned victims were all pronounced dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, Jason Almonte Bonganay, 28; Jefrey Almonte Bonganay, 32; and their father, Daniel Serrano Bonganay, all of P-6 Estancia, Malinao, Albay, were hurt in the accident.

Investigation is still underway.
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5ng manok pambulang asin parabulang, dinakop sa Camalig


CAMALIG, Albay 03/05/17 (BICOL STANDARD ) – Limang pambulang na manok, 2ng padis na tsinelas asin mga dai pa pinangaranan na mga tawo an dinakop kan mga pulis mantang nasa tupadahan sa Brgy. Salugan digdi.

Nagsakyada an mga awtoridad poco mas o menos alas 8:13 kasubagong aga mantang minapoon pa sana an sultada.

Sabi kan pulis may nag apod sa sainda sa police station asin nag-osip mapadapit sa nagpapadagos na illegal na burolang.

Kan makarisa an mga paratupada na may pulis bigla si pagdurulagan kan mga tawo pasiring sa man iba-ibang direksyon.

Binayaan sa kan mga kagsadire kan manok si may tambod asin nagpupurok na manok na pula asin balawon na bwelong nagrarapadohan sagkod na an saro magadan.

An mga pambulang na manok na pig confiscar kan pulis gagamiton na evidencia sa pag sangat kan kasong pagbalga kan PD 449, an Cockfighting Decree.

May informasyon na ipapaapod kan mga awtoridad an mga officiales kan barangay na pwedeng iyo an may pagkaaram o nasa likod kan nagdadanay na tupada sa nasambit na baranray.
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