Bicol International Airport, dai pa mahahaman

Ma-aatraso pang maray an pagpoon kan construction kan Bicol International Airport sa Daraga, Albay, pagkatapos na pondohon ini, apisar kan inaprobaran na ni Presidente Duterte an proyekto.

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, July 15, 2017

Populasyon kan Cam Sur, maabot nang 2 milyones--PSA


NAGA CITY 7/15/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Poon kan taon 2010 sagkod kan 2015, nagdugang an populasyon kan Camarines Sur nin 130,173, sabi sa pinaka bagong release na bareta kan Philippine Statistics Authority kasuodma.

An boot sabihon, sa presente an total na populasyon kan provincia 1,952,544 ngonian.

Kan taon 2010 an populasyon kan Camarines Sur, 1,822,371 an total.

Nangangahulugan na an kada taon, an satong populasyon minadagdag nin 1.32%.

Mientrastanto, an Naga City pa man guiraray an may pinakadakulang populasyon sa Cam Sur.

Sabi kan PSA, an Naga City may total na populasyon na 196,003.

An Iriga City 111,757.

Sa mga banwaan, an may pinakadakol na tao iyo an Libmanan 108,716 o kulang sana nin 3,041ng tawo, antes na mapantayan kan Libmanan an populasyon kan Iriga City.

Pili –89,545

Nabua –83,874

Calabanga – 83,033

Buhi -77,143

Bula, 69,430

Tinambac – 67,572

Sipocot – 64,855

Goa – 63,308

Baao -58,849

Ragay – 58,214

Lagonoy – 55,465

Tigaon -55,272

Minalabac – 52,390

An pinaka sadit na populasyon sa 35ng mga banwaan kan Camarines Sur iyo an Gainza na igwa sana nin 11,262 na populasyon ngonian.

Mas dakul man guiraray an mga lalaki sa Camarines Sur ki kan sa mga babae, ta sa kada 104 na lalaki, igwa sana nin 100 na babae, sa provinciang ini.

Sabi pa kan survey kan PSA, mas dakul an mga lalaki na dai nag aagom ki kan sa mga babae.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Taga-Nabua, CSur bagong pamayo kan Highway Patrol Group


Si Chief Supt Arnel Escobal kan Philippine Military Academy Class 1987, iyo an nagribay ki C/Supt Antonio Gardiola bilang pamayo kan Highway Patrol Group kan nasyon.

Si Gardiola iyo an bagong magtukaw na Bicol PNP Regional Director kan Bicol.

Dati siyang deputy regional director for Administration sa Region VI.

Matua siyang tugang ni Supt. Filmore Escobal, na dating City Director kan Naga City PNP.

Iyo ini an saiyang primerong National Support Unit Assignment.

Si Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal propiong taga San Francisco, Nabua, Camarines Sur, aki ni depuntong Mariano Escobal, na dati man na miembro kan PNP sa Camarines Sur.

Si C/Supt Escobal saro man na abogado, na naka pasar kan 1998, alagad tinugotan pa sanang mag firma sa Roll of Attorneys kan naka aging Mayo.

Nag graduar siya sa San Beda Law School.

Mientrastanto, maroromdoman na dati siyang miembro kan Intel Group kan PNP. Kan 1990, mantang nag coconducir nin surveillance operation sa Naga City, na-imbuelto siya sa shooting incident na nagresulta sa pagka gadan ni Rodney Nueca.

Nangyari an incidente sa Sa Harong Café Bar and Restaurant sa Barlin Street.
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Motorboat nalunod sa dagat, 7 anyos na aki nawawara


AROROY, Masbate 7/14/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) -- Pighahanap pa sagkod ngonian kan mga tawohan kan Coast Guard katabang an Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office kan banwaan na ini an siete (7) anyos na aki na nakalunad sa nalunod na sakayan na de motor, kaiba an tulo pang familia.

Sabi sa report kan Philippine Coast Guard, hale sa Bulan, Sorsogon an motor sa dagat kan Hulyo 12ng bangui pasiring sa Carles, Iloilo tanganing mag-atendir nin kasalan.

Mantang nagdadalagan an sakayan na saindang piglulunadan, nakasabat sinda nin subasko na may kaibang darakulong alon, na iyo an ginikanan kan pagkalunod kan saindang piglulunadan.

An PCG nagpahayag na sa 10 tawo an lunad sa sakayan siyam (9) an nakasalvar.

Pighahanap pa hasta ngonian an 7 na aking nawawara, na nabisto sa pangaran na Rea Roso Molo.

Nadifisilan an mga naghahanap sa nawawarang aki huli ta makusog an uran asin mahiro an dagat sa pinangyarihan kan aksidente.
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Dir Santiago, bagong RD kan Department of Tourism sa Bicol


NAGA CITY 7/14/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Pig designer poon kasuodma (Julio 13) ni Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo si Director Benjamin F. Santiago bilang bagong hefe kan Regional Office kan Department of Tourism sa Bicol.

An desisyon na ini kasunod kan pag-retiro sa pwesto ni dating DOT Regional Director Maria Ravanilla kan Julio 12.

Si Santiago nagserve bilang Regional Director kan National Capital Region sa laog nin limang bulan. 
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Carnappers strike in Naga City


NAGA CITY 7/14/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Two violations of the New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016 were recorded in this city this week.

One was reported on July 12 by victim Cesar Dalaodao y Boragay.

The victim, a 21-year-old student, parked and left unattended and unlocked his red and black Honda Wave 100 motorcycle at the parking space outside the perimeter fence of Naga College Foundation, Penafrancia Avenue, Barangay Penafrancia.

When he came back to get the motorcycle, he discovered the same to be missing.

The police after receiving the report coordinated with the Office of the School Safety Security to review the CCTV footage. However, the camera installed at said place was defective.

Meantime, on July 11, Danilo Sta. Ana y Delosa said he parked and left his Honda XRM in front of the house that he was renting. The following day, the motorcycle was missing.

Investigation and follow-up operation are being conducted by the local police relative to the two incidents. Other police stations have also been alerted.
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Lalaki tinamaan nin kikilat sa Iriga City, gadan



IRIGA CITY 7/14/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) – Nakuang saro nang bangkay si Ruben Oliva y Dela Cruz, residente kan Zone 2, Cusasay St., Barangay Sto. Nino digdi.

Sabi kan mga imbestigador nadiskubre an dai nang hinangos lawas kan victima ni Tita Llagas y Oliva, esposa kan gadan.

An sabi kan agom kan victima nag-susug siya sa saiyang agom sa oma pakatapos nin makusog na uran.

Naheling suboot niya an saiyang agom na nakahigda na sa may poon nin Pili, na may mga lapnos sa lawas.

Posible na tinamaan siya nin kikilat na iyong naging causa kan saiyang kagadanan.

Dinara sa Sain Lawrence Morge sa Baao, Camarines Sur an hawak kan gadan para ipa-autopsy.
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Nag salakat sa Pasacao, CSur, nadakop


PASACAO, CSur 7/14/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Maatubang nin casong criminal na pagsalakat (Robbery) si Mariano Briosa y Canezo na residente kan Zone 7, Brgy. Villarey, Brgy. San Cirilo digdi.

Si Briosa nadakop kan pulis sa hot pursuit operation, pagkatapos na itukdo ni Mila Delara y Maniego na iyo an nagsalakat sa saiyang residencia asin naghabon nin mga gamit.

Nagluluwas sa police report na an suspechado nag-fuerza na naglaog sa residencia ni Delara sa paagi kan pag gamit nin halabang kawayan tanganing raoton an an saindang pwertahan para makalaog.

Mantang nasa laog kan harong kinua kan suspechado an sarong cell phone asin 1ng unit nin iPhone na an kantidad P30,000.00.

Mientrastanto, mantang padulag an suspechado napahalnas siya harane sa gate, asin nahulog hale sa saiyang bulsa an hinabon na celphone kaya nabisto siya.

An mga pulis na naglansar nin hot pursuit operation nadakop an suspechado.

Pighahanda na ngonian an kaso na isasangat contra saiya.

Nangyari an incidente pasado alas 12:30 nin mag-omagahon kasuodma, sabi sa report ni PO2 Ryan R. Dominguez kan Pasacao PNP.
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Panawagan para sa Buslo ng Tula: Antolohiya ng mga Tulang Pambata sa Iba’t Ibang Wika ng Pilipinas



Mga Editor: Carlos A. Arejola at Eugene Y. Evasco

Iniimbitahan ang lahat na mag-ambag para sa kauna-unahang antolohiya ng mga tulang pambatang nakasulat sa anumang wika sa Pilipinas. Pahahalagahan ng mga editor ang mga tinig hindi lamang sa mga pangunahing wika sa bansa (hal. Tagalog, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Ilokano, Bikol, Hiligaynon, Waray, Sebuano) kundi mga wikang katutubo, dialekto (hal. Tagalog-Palawan), at mga barayti ng lingua franca (hal. Filipino-Davao) upang maipamalas ang konsepto ng bata at pagkabata sa buong kapuluan.

Matagal nang napag-iiwanan ang tulang pambata sa kalakhang produksiyon ng panitikang pambata sa usapin ng dami at kalidad. Ang kadalasang nalalathala at naipababasa sa mga bata ay mga tulang didaktiko o nangangaral na masusumpungan sa mga textbook. Nilalayon ng proyektong ito na makapag-ambag ng mga bagong tula para sa mga bata na tutugon sa kanilang interes, kakayahan, buhay, kultura, at panlasa.

Bukas ang antolohiya sa lahat ng wika ng bansa. Balak ng mga editor na ilathala ang mga tula sa orihinal na wika na may kalakip na salin sa wikang Filipino. Maaaring tradisyonal ang anyo at nakabatay sa tulang-bayan. Maaari rin namang makabago ang tulang pambata sa anyo at nilalaman. Tumatanggap kami ng mga lirikal na tula o kaya’y mga naratibong anyo. Naghahanap kami ng mga tulang pambatang pumapaksa sa mga sumusunod:
1. karaniwang buhay ng bata
2. kultura ng pagkabata
3. kalikasan tulad ng mga halaman, prutas, at hayop
4. pamilya
5. pagkain
6. kaibigan at pakikipagkaibigan
7. usaping pampaaralan
8. mga pagdiriwang sa isang lugar tulad ng pista
9. mga tradisyong lokal at rehiyunal
10. mga bayani, artist, at siyentista ng rehiyon
11. usaping panlipunan
12. napapanahong usaping global

Narito naman ang ilang pang kahingian sa iaambag na mga tula:
1. Ang makata ay maaaring magsumite hanggang limang (5) tulang pambata.
2. Nakasulat sa anumang wika sa Pilipinas. Kung ang tula ay hindi nakasulat sa wikang Filipino, kailangang may lakip na salin sa Filipino ang bawat tula.
3. Pahahalagahan, bagamat hindi limitado, ang mga tulang pambata na nasa anyo ng tradisyonal na tula tulad ng tanaga, diona, oyayi, awiting-bayan, tagulaylay, ambahan, salawikain, kalipunan ng bugtong, harana, at marami pang iba.
4. Maaari ring lumikha ng makabagong tulansangan (tulang binibigkas sa kalye) para sa mga batang mambabasa.
5. Kailangang mauunawaan ito ng batang mambabasa, edad 6 hanggang 12 taong gulang.
6. Tatanggap lamang ng mga tulang hindi pa nalalathala.
7. Iwasan ang mga tulang lantarang nangangaral.
8. Isumite ang mga tula at salin sa word file, kasama ang isang talatang bionote o tala sa may-akda.

Maaaring ipadala ang kontribusyon sa AklatTulangPambata@yahoo.com. Ang deadline ng pagsumite ng mga tulang pambata ay sa Enero 15, 2018.
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No. 1 Most Wanted sa Buhi, nadakop sa Minalabac


MINALABAC, Camarines Sur (7/14/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –Tarabang an mga pulis hale sa Buhi, Camarines Sur asin sa banwaan na ini sa pagdakop ki Roderick Berina y Buenaque  na akusado sa casong panlupig (Rape) na bibistahan kan Regional Trial Court (RTC) sa Iriga City.

An akusado nasusug kan mga pulis sa Barangay Hamoraon sa banwaan na ini.

Tinakma si Berina kan pulis sa virtud kan Mandamiento de Aresto na firmado ni Judge Manuel Rosales, kan RTC Branch 34, sa Iriga City.

Base sa record kan jusgado an akusado may inaatubang na 4 na casong panlupig (Rape) kaya mayong fianza an saiyang caso.

Huli sa gabat kan mga casong saiyang inaatubang si Berina iyo an pig coconsiderar na No. 1 Most Wanted sa Buhi, Camarines Sur.
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BM Alegre warns Cam Norteños against fake meds


DAET, Camarines Norte 7/14/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Alarmed by the alleged presence of fake medicines in the market, 2nd District Board Member Joseph Stanley V. Alegre has delivered a priviledge speech calling upon the residents of the province to be cautious in purchasing over-the-counter drugs.

In the session earlier this week, Alegre urged Cam Norteños to purchase medicines only from legitimate pharmacies to avoid being duped.

Alegre mentioned that he is urging the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to invite representatives of the Food and Drug Administration to shed light on the matter.

He further called upon the Provincial Health Office and Rural Health Units to be careful in dispensing medicines.

In response to the issue, he said he wants to sponsor an ordinance "prohibiting importers, distributors, sellers, owners, and/or operators of drugstores and/or pharmacies and other similar and other related business entities to import, sell, distribute unregistered misbranded and/or hazardous imported drugs, foods, cosmetics and/or medical devices where the label of which are in foreign character without the corresponding equivalent English translation within the territorial jurisdiction of the Province of Camarines Norte prescribing penalties for the violation thereof providing funds therefor and for other purposes."

In addition, he will sponsor an ordinance "prohibiting establishment engaged in the manufacture, conduct of clinical trial, distribution, importation, exportation, and retailing of drugs, foods, cosmetics and/or medical devices without proper authorization from the Food and Drug Administration."
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ako Bicol calls for swift passage of vape regulation bill


A lawmaker has asked the House of Representatives to fast-track the approval of a measure that would police the use, sale, packaging, distribution, and advertisements of vaporized nicotine products.

In a statement on Thursday, AKO Bicol Partylist Representative Rodel Batocabe called on the House Committee on Health to start deliberating on House Bill 3330 or the “Vaporized Nicotine Product Regulation Act”.

"We are seeking to enact the Vape Regulation Bill in order to guarantee the safety of our Filipino consumers. This will provide a clear-cut policy in addressing the concerns and issues concerning the use of e-cigarettes," Batocabe said.

Batocabe said it is high-time for the bill’s passage in light of the recent pronouncement of the Department of Health (DOH) to adopt the recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) to disallow the use of vaporized nicotine products in indoor spaces.

"Since the medical and scientific communities have yet to arrive at a consensus regarding the safety of e-cigarettes, in the absence of the Philippine Food and Drug Administration’s validation, we should not assume that these products have the absolute propensity as reduced risk nicotine-delivery systems," he added.

Batocabe said the regulation of the vaping industry would guarantee the quality and safety of the items available for use in the market, noting that products will be required to be registered at the Department of Trade and Industry three months prior to its release in the market.

Under the bill, vaporized nicotine products shall contain instructions for its handling, use, and maintenance with a health warning that shall read as “this product may damage your health and is addictive”.

The bill also prohibits minors from purchasing and using vaporized nicotine products. Purchasing vaporized nicotine products from a minor is also forbidden as part of the stringent regulation of e-cigarettes. (FMC/PNA)
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Legazpi hospital upgrade gets P50M from DOH


The Department of Health (DOH) has pledged an additional P50 million for the expansion of the newly constructed Legazpi City Hospital.

Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal said the fund will be used for further improvement of the hospital such as construction of the third floor, elevator, and additional rooms for surgical procedures and for delivering babies.

“This health facility should be expanded with a third floor to have additional rooms that can accommodate a capacity for 200 beds to qualify as Level 2 hospital,” Rosal said.

Rosal said that the hospital is expected to open either next August or September with an initial 25-50 beds and other medical amenities donated by Filipino expatriates in the United States.

The city’s chief executive described the hospital as “state of the art” and the most modern hospital in the entire region.

The hospital will be manned by devoted doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists and other medical personnel who will be happy to treat the indigent patients.

“Based on the standard of the DOH for Level 1 hospital, it required at least 113 personnel to be employed. The first priorities for employment are those residing in this city,” he said.

The city government will shoulder the yearly operational expenses of the hospital which requires P80 to P100 million for salaries and wages of all medical personnel and the electrical and water billings, gasoline and other similar expenses.

Rosal said that the laboratory as well as the operating and labor rooms, X-ray section, ICU and doctors’ room including those for emergency, recovery, dentist and pharmacy are all located at the ground floor of the building.

Moreover, both the male and female wards along with the pedia rooms and office of doctors and other personnel are located at the 2nd floor.

The medical equipment donated to the city government by the World Medical Relief will be used for the full operation of the hospital.

The equipment consisted of X-ray machine, facilities for laboratory and dialysis, office tables, medicines, hospital beds, and medical supplies.

The hospital stood in a 3,000 square-meter lot owned by the city government in Barangay Bitano where the city’s central business centers are located.

The construction of the project materialized from the partnership between the DOH and Legazpi City government, each with allocated fund of P60 million and P30 million, respectively.(SAA/EAS/PIA5-Albay/EAD)
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SC slaps Albay judge with fine for accosting policewoman



LEGAZPI CITY 7/12/17 (Bicol Standard) -- The Supreme Court has ordered a judge from Albay to pay a fine of P10,000, after he was found guilty of conduct unbecoming of a judge.

The case stemmed from the complaint of PO1 Myra S. Marcelo against Judge Ignacio C. Barcillano of Branch 13 of the Regional Trial Court, Ligao City, Albay.

Complainant Marcelo alleged that she and her companion PO1 Jovie Batacan were “harassed and humiliated” by Judge Barcillano on July 4, 2014.

Marcelo narrated that she and PO1 Batacan were on duty as security officers at the Ligao Regional Trial Court Building (Hall of Justice) when they were approached by Judge Barcillano and Atty. Ernesto Lozano, Jr.

“Although PO 1 Batacan immediately stood up to greet the newcomers, complainant, who claims to have been taken by surprise, took a while before she was able to stand up, bow her head, and greet them ‘Sir.’

Despite this, she alleged that Judge Barcillano asked Loma Roquid, an RTC employee sitting with the police officers at the security desk at the time of the incident, to leave and told complainant to sit down next to him.

When she complied, Judge Barcillano asked her to go back where she was previously seated. Complainant was asked to do this repeatedly which embarrassed her.

Complainant also narrated that Judge Barcillano thereafter asked her if she knew who he was.

When, in her state of nervousness, she got his name wrong, Judge Barcillano asked for her name several times and even insulted her by saying 'PO1 ka lang.'”

Judge Barcillano, with Atty. Lozano, also harassed complainant about her firearm, according to the complainant.

Meanwhile, in his Comment dated December 4, 2014, 15 Judge Barcillano essentially denied the allegations of grave misconduct and harassment made by complainant and her witnesses. He claims that the complaint is a result of his disagreement with Executive Judge Rosero, the Executive Judge, on some matters.

The Court, in a seven-page decision penned by Associate Justice Francis H. Jardeleza, ruled: “At the outset, we hold that the motives behind the filing of an administrative complaint are irrelevant.

Judge Barcillano's dissatisfaction with Executive Judge Rosero's decision to post police officers in the Hall of Justice does not justify his acts of accosting complainant.

Regardless of the reason or motive behind the altercation, Judge Barcillano, being a magistrate, should have observed judicial temperament which requires him to be always temperate, patient, and courteous, both in conduct and in language."
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

DOH plans to ban e-cigarettes in smoke-free areas


The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday is interested in heeding the advisory of the World Health Organization (WHO) to ban electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in all designated indoor smoke-free areas.

DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that the health department would look into the recommendations of the WHO in regulating vaping.

“We will be promoting that (advisory),” Ubial said.

She added that the directive might be included in the forthcoming advisory of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“(It will be) thru an FDA advisory since the science against e-cigarettes is not as firm as smoking tobacco,” said Ubial.

Last month, the Health Chief said FDA was already studying the possibility of coming out with an order for the use of e-cigs and vapes.

Over the weekend, the WHO urged all its member-states to consider banning electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in all designated indoor smoke-free areas.


“We believe that, from a public health perspective, central and local governments should adopt regulations that effectively determine that all designated indoor smoke-free areas are also vape-free areas,” said the WHO.

WHO also said that permitting indoor vaping might “renormalize” tobacco smoking in smoke-free indoor environments.

“It may lead smokers to query: if vaping is permitted, why is smoking not allowed?” said the WHO.

Aside from that, it pointed that allowing vaping indoors may trigger the public’s desire to smoke tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

“Close exposure to vaping among people, who have recently quit smoking or vaping, might trigger them to relapse to smoking,” said the WHO.

It further said second-hand aerosols from e-cigarettes are considered as a new air contamination source for hazardous particulate matter (PM).

“Passive exposure to e-cigarette vapor might lead to adverse health effects according to a systematic review of 16 studies,” said the WHO.(LSJ/PNA)
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DPWH OKs circular for relocation of electric posts in road projects



DPWH Undersecretary Karen Jimeno announced that the DPWH and DOE Joint Circular for relocating electric posts that affect infra projects was signed last July 9.

The joint circular prescribes the uniform guidelines and procedures for the proper payment of compensation and/or recovery of cost in the event of the need to relocate the electric cooperative distribution/subtransmission lines for the primary purpose of the government.

"WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 9 of Republic Act (RA) No. 10531, otherwise known as the National Electrification Administration Reform Act of 2013," section 16(j) of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 269 was duly amended as follows:

"Section 16. Powers. A cooperative is hereby vested with all powers necessary or convenient for the accomplishment of its corporate purposes and capable of being delegated by the President or the National Assembly when it comes into existence; and no enumeration of particular powers hereby granted shall be construed to impair any general grant of power herein contained, nor to limit any such grant to a power or powers in the same class as those as enumerated. Such powers shall include, but not be limited to, the power:

(j) To construct, acquire, own, operate and maintain electric subtransmission and distribution lines along, upon, under and across publicly owned lands and public thoroughfares, including, without limitation, all roads, highways, streets, alleys, bridges and causeways. In the event of the need ot such lands and thoroughfares for the primary purpose of the government, the electric cooperative shall be properly compensated," the joint circular reads.

"This was four years overdue," Jimeno posted on Twitter.

"This solves previous lack of Guidelines for valuation/compensation for electric coops, which caused electric posts in middle of built roads."
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P285-B railway projects up for NEDA board nod


MANILA -- Two railway projects worth PHP285 billion are lined up for approval by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The NEDA identified these projects as the PHP134-billion Philippine National Railways (PNR) South Commuter Line (Tutuban-Los Banos) and the PHP151-billion PNR Long haul (Calamba-Bicol).

The commuter line project will be funded through official development assistance (ODA), while the Long-haul network will be financed by the Chinese government.

The feasibility studies of both projects of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) have been completed.

The two railway projects were among the 75 high-impact infrastructure flagship projects the NEDA Board approved for adoption, 53 of which amount to PHP1.58 trillion.

Of the total, 18 projects were already approved by the NEDA Board, which included the PHP211.46-billion PNR North 2 Malolos-Clark Railway Project.

The railway project of the DOTr involves the construction of a commuter line and airport express railway between Malolos and Clark Green City (CGC) through Clark International Airport (CRK).

Some 55 projects were on the pipeline for processing or approval of the NEDA Investment Coordination Committee.(Leslie D. Venzon/PNA)
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PDP-Laban Masbate Chapter provincial chair sworn in


MASBATE CITY 7/11/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Local politicians gathered here yesterday during the mass oathtaking of the new members of PDP-Laban Masbate Chapter.

Scott Davies Lanete was named as the Provincial Chairman during the brief visit of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

Lanete said he is "humbled and proud to serve you as your provincial chair, and I am excited to work with you as party mates to the creation of a stronger Masbate."

"We were expecting around 500 new members to swear in, but truly our Lord works in wonderful ways. Today, we welcomed almost 6000 members into the party. As always, the Masbateño people responded with overwhelming support," he said.
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Joan De Luna is new Daet Municipal Administrator

Joan De Luna

DAET, Camarines Norte 7/11/17 (Bicol Standard)--Joan Kristene Tabernilla De Luna has been appointed as the new Municipal Administrator of Daet, Camarines Norte effective today, July 11, 2017.

She replaced Dr. Ronaldo A. Paguirigan, Veterinarian I.

De Luna, who hails from Barangay Gubat, Daet, was the running mate of Mayor Ochoa in the 2016 elections, but she lost to Connie Sarion, the wife of former Mayor Tito Sarion.

De Luna was also the former Sangguniang Kabataan Municipal Federation President in 2002, and a Municipal Councilor of Daet from 2007 to 2016.

Paguirigan has been directed to turn over all documents, files, and folders relative to his being the Municipal Administrator and Head/Member of all other committees and teams to the Office of Mayor Ochoa on or before July 11, 2017.
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Ex Mayor Polinga files a motion for reconsideration against the Comelec’s TRO

Carina Polinga

NAGA CITY 7/11/17 (Bicol Standard) – Former town mayor Carina R. Polinga of Siruma, Camarines Sur has filed a Motion for Reconsideration of the order issued by the 1st Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) which granted the Temporary Restraining Order against the order of the Regional Trial Court to execute the decision pending appeal in the election protest case.

It will be recalled that Polinga filed an election protest case against Mayor Sandy Ondis of Siruma, Camarines Sur. Polinga, after the revision of ballots was declared as the duly elected mayor by reason of plurality of votes garnered.

As a result of the favorable decision of the RTC, protestant Polinga moved for the execution pending appeal of the said order, which was granted.

Protestee, on the other hand objected to the execution of the said order by filing an appeal to the Commission on Elections, together with a prayer for the issuance of a TRO, which the Comelec 1st Division has granted.

As of this writing, the motion for reconsideration of the TRO is still pending in the said division of the Comelec.
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DOLE Bicol gives 40 former child laborers in CNorte school supplies


JOSE PANGANIBAN, Camarines Norte – Forty former child laborers received backpacks and an assortment of school supplies from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) under its Project Angel Tree Program.

DOLE Bicol, however, clarified that the bags and most of the school supplies were given by "Angels" from the private sector, and DOLE only served as the channel for said donations.

The “Angels” or donors are Tang Yu Foundation Incorporated for the bags, Systems Plus Computer Center for the hand towels, Atty. Gieza Esparaguera for the hygiene kits, Atty. Joan N. Noya for the ballpens and notebooks, and DOLE Bicol RD Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla for additional notebooks.

“We would like to thank our angels for their act of love to help our former child labourers. Surely, their donations will help these kids in their attempt to go back to school,” DOLE Bicol RD Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla said.

The Project Angel Tree program is an annual activity of DOLE Bicol in cooperation with the private sector to help former child laborers go back to school.

Camarines Norte is the top province in the region in terms of the largest number of out-of-school child laborers.

“We are aiming that, with Project Angel Tree, we could encourage our child laborers and their parents to let their children go back to school,” RD Perida-Trayvilla added.
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Monday, July 10, 2017

BM Wong declares innocence in shabu lab case



VIRAC, Catanduanes 7/10/17 (Bicol Standard) -- "Wala akong kinakatakutan kasi inosente ako," Catanduanes Provincial Board Member Joseph Wong said to the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan earlier today.

Wong denied the allegations against him and his brother, Jardin Brian B. Wong, who were both included in the amended complaint amended complaint regarding the mega shabu lab in Palta Small, Virac, Catanduanes.

The two Wongs are sons of former Gov. Cely Wong.

He said he was surprised by the allegations of Ernesto Tabor, Jr., whom, he maintained, was never previously connected to their family.

"After all these years, we have preserved our name. Hindi po kami papatol sa ganyang klaseng gawa dahil marunong kami magnegosyo. Hindi kami sanay sa mga shortcut na paraan," he stressed.

He added that he is willing to be investigated on in the proper forum.

"For those who wrong me, siguraduhin nyo lang na ang paratang nyo ay may basis," he said.

In his priviledge speech, the Provincial Board Member thanked his family and friends who have sent messages of support and concern following the report.

In support of PBM Wong, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved a resolution requesting the Department of Justice (DOJ) for a speedy disposition of the shabu lab case.

Present during the session was former Gov. Aracely Wong and Board Member Wong's wife.
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Chief Supt. Gardiola assumes as Bicol top cop




LEGAZPI CITY 7/10/17 (Bicol Standard)--Police Chief Supt. Antonio N. Gardiola has been installed as the Acting Regional Director of Police Regional Office 5 earlier today.

He replaced Police Chief Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe, who retires from service.

Gardiola, who hails from Naga City, was the former Chief of the Highway Patrol Group.

He also previously served as the OIC City Director of Naga City Police Office.

Chief PNP Ronald Dela Rosa personally congratulated PCSupt. Gardiola during the Turnover of Command Ceremony held this morning at Camp Simeon Ola here.
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4 alleged Concepcion Gang members arrested


LEGAZPI CITY 7/10/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Four alleged members of the notorious Concepcion Gang were arrested in Sitio Magaragad, Barangay San Pascual, Libon, Albay by members of the Philippine Army over the weekend.

They were identified as Marlin Binoya y Lizardo, Santiago Roaring y Ababag, Alvin Malate y Orias and John Adrian Sapnop y Secillano.

Confiscated from the suspects were one carbine unit, 1 KG9 unit, 2 units of caliber .9mm, 1 caliber .45 pistol, and different kinds of ammunition.

The suspects will be charged with violation of Republic Act 10591 (Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition).

The arrest was led by members of the 83rd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, headed by 1Lt. Cris B. Mercado.

The suspects were brought to the Libon Municipal Police Station.

No less than 27 killings in the town Libon have been attributed to the Concepcion Gang.
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Ex-Barangay Chairman convicted over SALN problems


The Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 40 of Quezon City has convicted former Batasan Hills Barangay Chairman Ranulfo Ludovica for irregularities in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). Ludovica was convicted of Falsification of Public Documents and five counts of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act No. 6713).

The court sentenced the accused to imprisonment of four months to two years for the Falsification charge and five years for each count of violation of R.A. No. 6713. Ludovica was also ordered to pay a fine of P5,000.00 for each count of violation of the Code of Conduct.

During the trial, Ludovica was found to have falsified his 2005 SALN by deliberately failing to disclose his business interest in the “Jessa Zaragoza Phenomenal Entertainment.” Based on the certification from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the accused was found to have been an incorporator, director, and stockholder of the said corporation since 1999, having a subscribed and paid-up capital equivalent to P50,000.00. Prosecutors also presented evidence that Ludovica failed to file his SALNs from 2002 to 2004; and from 2006 to 2007. The court noted that “accused did not give any explanation nor presented anything in his defense [as to] why he failed to file his SALNs for five years.”

Article 171 of the Revised Penal Code states that Falsification is committed by a public officer who makes an untruthful statement in a narration of facts which are absolutely false while under R.A. No. 6713, all public officials and employees have the obligation to accomplish under oath their true and detailed SALNs.
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Rules governing Contract of Service and Job Order workers in gov’t released



Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers should not be made to perform functions which are part of the job description of the agency’s existing regular employees.

This was stressed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as it disclosed the Rules and Regulations Governing Contract of Service and Job Order Workers in the Government which it signed jointly with the Commission on Audit (COA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

The Joint Circular No. 1, s. 2017 clarifies the nature of COS and Job Order (pakyaw) and addresses issues on the lack of social protection of workers and inequality in benefits and the obscure accountability of COS and Job Order workers due to lack of employee-employer relationship with the hiring agency.

The Joint Circular covers all National Government Agencies, Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations with original charters, State Universities and Colleges, and Constitutional bodies, which avail of the services of COS and Job Order workers.

The circular defined Contract of Service as the engagement of the services of an individual, private firm, other government agency, non-governmental agency or international organization as consultant, learning service provider or technical expert to undertake special project or job within a specific period. It also provides that the term of contract between the agency and the individual contractor shall be for a maximum period of one year, renewable at the option of the Head of the procuring entity, but in no case shall exceed the term of the latter.

Job Orders, on the other hand, refer to piece work (pakyaw) or intermittent or emergency jobs such as clearing of debris on the roads, canals, waterways, etc. after natural/ man-made disasters/occurrences and other manual/trades and crafts services such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and the like. These jobs are of short duration and for a specific piece of work.

To address the issue on compensation and benefits, the Joint Circular provides the rules on the payment of services under Individual Contract of Service and Job Order. Individuals hired through Contract of Service shall be paid the prevailing market rates, subject to the provisions of Republic Act No. 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.

The Joint Circular provides options to individuals hired through COS to enroll themselves in social benefit programs such as the SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG Fund, as self-employed members.

It also directs government agencies to review their functions, systems and procedures, organizational structure, and staffing to determine the appropriate manpower complement for their programs/ activities/projects. Creation of permanent positions may be considered for regular functions, while hiring of casual or contractual personnel may be considered for projects and activities that are temporary in nature, subject to approval of the oversight agencies concerned and to existing budgeting and accounting rules and regulations.
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Badil kan sekyu hinabon, mantang nagkakape sa Naga City



NAGA CITY (BICOL STANDARD) –Haros ipangko kan lalaki an saiyang payo kan madiskubre na hinabas si saiyang sling bag na duman nasasaray an saiyang service pistol na gamit bilang guardia.

An guardiang nabisto sa pangaran na Jimson Inoc y Cielo, 22, nadistino sa Barbecue King, sa Roxas Avenue, Diversion Road, Barangay Triangulo digdi.

Sabi niya sa imbestigador kan pulis, iwinalat niya sa laog kan bag an saiyang service na badil sa laog ta siya nagkape sa kataid na lugar.

Naaraman na sana ni Inoc na hinabas na si saiyang bag na may laog nin badil kan dai niya aaraman na parahabon.

An security guard empleado kan Zorenian Security Agency.

Hasta ngonian mayo pa nin informasyon kun sisay an nagkua kan saiyang gamit na calibre .38ng revolver na sadire kan security agency.

Namimiligrong pabayadon siya kan nawarang armas dangan haleon na sa trabaho huli kan pagiging pabaya sa trabaho.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Tindahan sa Goa, CSur sinalakat


GOA, Camarines Sur 7/9/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –Sarong 19 anyos na lalaki, kaiba an duwang menor de edad an kinasohan sa banwaan na ini huli sa pagsalakat sa tindahan na sadire ni Mary Jane Perico y Flororita asin Darryl Perico y Gavica, na residente kan Barangay Boclod digdi.

An incidente nangyari mag-omagahon kan sarong aldaw sa nasambit na barangay.

Nadakop sa paghabon iyo si Christian Manrique y Delos Santos, 19 asin an duwa niyang kasapakat na pareyong menor de edad (14 anyos).

Pigsasabing an nagplano kan pagsalakat iyo si Manrique, na taga Barangay Bagumbayan Grande kaiba an duwang menor de edad na taga Barangay Soledad, San Jose, Camarines Sur asin an saro taga Barangay Taytay digdi.

Nakalaog sa tindahan an tulo sa paagui kan rangka kan kandado.

Pinonpon kan tulong suspechadong parahabon an man sari-saring clase nin junk food, tamong na color pula.

Sabi kan pulis nasusug ninda an mga suspechado sa tabang kan mga testigo na nakaheling kan pagsalakat.

An saro sa duwang menor de edad na kabale sa paglaog sa tindahan an nakadulag asin hinahanap kan mga pulis.
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Binadil saTinambac, CSur, pigbubulong sa BMC


TINAMBAC, Camarines Sur (BICOL STANDARD) – Mayo pang senyal na maghuraw an serye nin krimen kan mga dai nabibistong mga lalaki na armado nin makusog na mga badil asin bwelong naglalakaw-lakaw sa mga pwerang barangay kan banwaan.

An ultimong biktika kan mga criminal iyo si Sandy Corre y Refugio, na residente kan Barangay San Antonio digdi.

Sabi sa report, alas 8:30 nin banggui lilaog kan criminal an lugar na kinakamugtakan kan victima.

Duwang mga dai bistong lalaki na naka-itom na jacket, may kalo asin khaki na pantalon an imbuelto sa krimen.

Isinaysay sa report kan pulis na an victima maogmang nagkakarakanta sa videoke bar kan biglang magpaheling an armadong lalaki na pinaputokan tulos nin nagkapirang beses an victima.

An ginamit na badil calibre .45.

Nagsapo nin nagkapirang tama nin bala an victima, kaya idinalagan tulos sa Tinambac Municipal Hospital.

Ibinalyo siya sa Bicol Medical Center lunad kan ambulancia kan banwaan.

Arog kan enot na mga kaso nin garadanan, nakalista na naman sa tubig an krimen na nangyari sa victima.

Mayo pang informasyon kun naghihiro-hiro na lamang an mga opisyal kan banwaan para atubangon an problemang ini.

Mientrastanto, an motibo kan caso dai pa man sinabi, segun sa mga nagsisiyasat.
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4 na lalaki, makusog na mga armas, nadakop sa Libon, Albay


LEGAZPI CITY 7/9/17 (BICOL STANDARD) – Apat na personas an inarestar kan mga miembros kan 83rd IB, 9th ID kan Philippine Army kasuodmang aga sa Sitio Magaragad, Barangay San Pascual, Libon, Albay.

An mga dinakop na tawo kakasohan nin pagsaray nin mga makukusog na clase nin armas asin mga bala.

Nabisto an mga nadakop na suspechado na iyo sinda Marlin Binoya y Lizardo, Santiago Roaring y Ababag, Alvin Malate y Orias asin John Adrian Sapnop y Secillano.

Pinanginotan an team kan 83rd IB kan Philippine Army ni 1Lt. Cris B. Mercado na nakabase sa Mabalodbalod, Tigaon, Camarines Sur.

Alas 11:10 nin odto ginibo an operasyon kan army sa bukid na parte kan Sitio Magaragad.

Kabale sa mga nakuang armas iyo an 1 unit na carbine, 1 unit nin KG9, 2ng units nin calibre .9mm, 1 unit nin cal .45 na pistol asin sari-saring clase nin mga bala.

Dinara si mga naarestar na persona sa Libon Municipal Police Station.

Maatubang sinda nin kasong pagbalga kan RA 10591, an Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition.

Pighahalat pa an pulis kan Libon na magpaluwas nin informasyon kun saen sindang grupo kabali, kun igwa man.
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Babae na nag-salisi, dinakop nin maestra sa Naga City


NAGA CITY 7/9/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Sarong babaeng nag-sagin-sagin na parahatod nin eskwela sa Del Rosario Elementary School sa Barangay Del Rosario, Naga City an ipigreklamo nin pag probar na maghabon sa maestra kan nasambit na eskwelahan.

Si Mercy Pineda y Balasta, 43, taga Barangay Sta. Misericordia, Sto. Domingo, Albay, tinarabangan na dakopon kan saiyang hakboton asin idinulag an shoulder bag ni Maria Teresa Torrena-Cillano, na maestra sa sinambit na elementary school.

Sabi sa declarasyon sa pulis, an suspechadong si Pineda naglaog sa cuarto kan maestra, naki-estoryahan pa, asin nagpabistong guardian nin sarong escuela.

Mantang sibot an teacher sa pag-preparar sa laog kan classroom, nagtaid saiya an suspechado sa lamesa.

Pirang minutos sana an naka-agi, tinakma na tulos kan babae si shoulder bag kan teacher asin dagos si dulag paluwas sa cuarto.

Huli kan pangyayari, linamag siya kan maestra sagkod na nakahagad nin tabang sa sarong driver nin jeep na pampasahero, na iyong naka-tringka sa parahabon.

Maray ngani na nadakop an suspechado.

An mga laog kan shoulder bag na irinabas kan suspechado iyo an minasunod: 1 unit nin tablet na kantidad P8,000.00; digital camara na P5,000.00 an kantidad; sarong ATM card asin mga importanteng documento.

Binitbit kan mga awtoridad sa hepatura kan pulis an suspechado tanganing sangatan nin kaso.

Mientras na pighahanda an caso, ilinaog ngona si Pineda sa female custodial facility sa hepatura kan pulis.
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