Balatas Dumpsite, linalaoman na maisara bago matapos an 2017

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

NEDA OKs 5 multi-million projects for Bicol

At least 5 big-ticket projects in the Bicol region are part of the 55 flagship projects that the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) aims to complete or break ground by 2022.

Drink responsibly

Ano an pag-inom kan nakakaburat na inumon (alcoholic beverages) maraot o kasalan?

Boarding house sa Naga, target kan mga mahabon

Pinatanidan kan pulis an estudiante asin residentes digdi na dai imaging aliwalas sa saindang mga gamit sa tahaw na nagkapira nang incidente nin harabonan na an mayor na victima iyo an mga boarding houses.

Friday, August 25, 2017

20,000 eggs donated to Sorsogon province

Photo by Edgar Tumangan
It's like Christmas in August after at least 20,000 poultry eggs valued at half a million pesos were donated to the provincial government of Sorsogon by two businessmen.

The businessmen, identified as Llone Lim at Cris Valeña of Gubat, Sorsogon made the decision to donate the eggs after they were unable to secure permits due to the ongoing bird flu-related restrictions.

The eggs came from a poultry in Gubat, Sorsogon.

Lim and Valeña initially wanted to transport a truck carrying the eggs from Matnog port to Allen, Northern Samar.

Meantime, Dr. Enrique Espiritu of the Veterinary Office in Sorsogon confirmed that the eggs were safe to consume.

The eggs were distributed to locals and inmates of the Sorsogon Provincial Jail earlier today. (With report from Edgar Tumangan)
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fake shabu triggers shooting of 17-year-old boy in Albay


LEGAZPI CITY 8/24/17 (Bicol Standard)--A 17-year-old boy is now recovering in a hospital here after suffering four gunshot wounds the other day from an angered customer who bought what he believed to be shabu from the boy's friend.

In an interview by the Bicol Standard, Information Officer PCI Arthur Gomez of the Albay Provincial Police Office said the minor had just taken his girlfriend to school when two persons on a motorcycle poked a knife at his side and told him to get on board.

Sandwiched between the two persons, the minor was brought to Malilipot town.

Upon reaching the place, the minor noticed that another motorcycle-riding person followed them.

The group brought him to Barangay Comon, Tabaco City.

He was ordered to tell them the whereabouts of his friend who allegedly sold them tawas passed off as shabu for P20,000.

When he did not give them the information, he was shot at the buttocks.

He fell on the ground and was shot again at the back and legs.

The minor was left for dead.

A few minutes later, he was able to crawl and walk for about a kilometer and sought the help of a barangay official.

The barangay official brought him to the hospital for medical attention.

A team of investigators is presently on the case.

As of this writing, the suspects have not been apprehended.
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Babae, gadan kan tamaan bala hale sa piglilinigan na badil


DAET, Camarines Norte 8/24/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Binawian nin buhay an babae na aksidenteng nabadil nin retiradong miembro kan pulis sa Barangay Alawihao sa banwaan na ini.

An saiyang pangaran iyo si Antonieta Calnea, 58 anyos an edad.

Sabi kan imbestigador aksidenteng nakiblit kan suspechadong si Leodel Belaro, 57, an gatilyo kan pig lilinigan niyang badil sa bakanteng lote kataid kan harong kan victima.

Idinalagan pa sa doctor si Calnea alagad mayo na nin hinangos kan makaabot sa hospital.

May tama siya nin bala sa walang parte kan liog.

Mientrastanto, nagsuko tulos sa mga awtoridad an nakadisgracia.

Maatubang siya nin kasong reckless imprudence resulting to homicide, sabi kan imbestigador.
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Albay broadcaster's car shot by riding-in-tandem gunmen


LEGAZPI CITY 8/24/17 (Bicol Standard)--The car of radio commentator Carlos "Caloy" Sasis of Zagitsit News FM was shot by unidentified gunmen at around 8:50 a.m. today.

The gunmen were on a motorcycle and shot at his vehicle at the radio station located at Imelda Roces Avenue Brgy. Cruzada, this city.

The broadcaster was unharmed in the shooting, although the tires of his vehicle suffered damages.

In an interview with the media, he said the gunmen probably did not intend to kill him, and merely wanted to scare him off.

The incident is still under investigation.

Following the shooting, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) released a statement expressing its alarm and strongly condemning the shooting of the journalist.

"Upon instruction from Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Co-Chair of the Task Force, PTFoMS Executive Director USec. Joel Sy Egco immediately directed Supt. Joselito Esico, Legazpi City Police Chief, to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the gunmen behind this cowardly attack on the commentator.

While it is yet to be confirmed if this incident falls under the mandate of the Task Force in relation to the Administrative Order No. 1 (AO1) of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte in protecting the life, liberty and security of Media Workers, there is a possibility that the shooting may be related to Sasis work as a broadcaster.

Sasis, also a Barangay Kagawad of Cabangan, Camalig, Albay, co-hosts the radio program with Wally Magdato. Shortly after the incident, Magdato received a text message saying that the bullets were meant for him.

The PTFoMS will continue to monitor the progress of the investigation and provide the necessary security and legal assistance to both Sasis and Magdato.

The Task Force is committed in fulfilling its mandate to keep media workers free from any and all forms of threats and violence that may be carried out against them and their families."
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LPA sa may Catanduanes pwedeng maging bagyo


MANILA 8/24/17 (BICOLSTANDARD) -- An low preassure area (LPA) na harane sa Catanduanes pwedeng maging bagyo sa laog nin 24 hasta 36 oras.
Sabi kan PAGASA, mayo ini nin direktang efecto sa maski arin na parte kan nasyon, alagad mapakusog ini kan duros habagat.
Kun madagos na maging bagyo an tropical depression  papangaranan Jolina, na magiging ika 10ng bagyo ngonian na taon.
An LPA yaon sa distanciang 565 na kilometros sa sirangan norteng sirangan kan Virac, Catanduanes ngonian.
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Chris Clemeno: Homecoming


NAGA CITY 8/24/17 (Bicol Standard) -- You can't miss Chris Clemeno when he walks into a room. Every inch of him screams stardom: his long silver ponytail, his Chinese-inspired tattoos, a couple of necklaces swinging on his neck.

Yet the musician, now 62, is every bit as humble as he was when his name was synonymous with folk music in Bicol back in the 70s.

Today, the mere mention of his name sends fans—male and female alike—sighing with fond memories as they recall where they were when Chris sang Jim Croche, John Denver, and James Taylor hits such as “Wandering,” “Country Roads Take Me Home,” “I Have To Say I Love You In A Song,” among many others.

He released an LP album, which had one of his original songs “The Captain.”

At one of the rare occasions that he has come home to Naga City, Chris sat down with BICOL STANDARD for a brief chit-chat about his life and career.

Born Chrisogonous Llorente Clemeno, the musician who is now based in Guangdong, China is married to a Chinese lady called Lu Yin Mei, whose name he has inked on his arm.

“I also have the yin-yang, a phoenix, and the biohazard symbol” he says while rolling up his sleeves to reveal the tattoos that give a glimpse into his introspective, philosophical nature.

“I’m basically a peaceful person. Habo kong kariribokan,” he explains.

He has five children from a previous marriage, all of whom inherited his love for music.

Nowadays, Chris plays the grand piano at the 4 Seas International House or Si Hai Yi Jia in China.

Once in a while, though, he still plays the guitar, for which he was known while he was still in Bicol.

His passion for music began when he was very young, as his mother used to play at the Naga Cathedral.

His mother enrolled him in violin and piano classes, although his interest at that time was really the guitar.

At the Naga Parochial School, Ateneo de Naga, and the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary, Chris continued to show his love for music, particularly popular and folk songs.

He was married to a former Miss Naga City, Teresa Napoles.

After his mom died in the 80s, he travelled to Japan, then to Oman, where he performed with a group.

These days he performs solo at the international-themed restaurant, serenading restaurant customers with mostly Spanish songs.

In November, when Chris turns 63, he says he still plans to continue with his musical career.

“Growing old is a priviledge,” he quips.

Asked by the BICOL STANDARD about what made him so successful and loved by Bicolanos, he responds with a humble shrug.

"Dai ako nagsasabi na successful ako. Bako man akong inaapod na pabongga,” he says. “I just love music.”

“That said, I am happy that Bicolanos remember me,” he adds.

To budding musicians, he has this piece of advice: “They should pursue their passion ta an musica mayong boundaries. Kun musikero ka, dai mo man iisipon an monetary returns. Sa music dipisil magsikat not unless igwa kang backer. But if it [music] is truly within you, you will succeed.”

To cap the conversation, he invited the BICOL STANDARD team to listen to him play the piano at a nearby hotel.

Although he has no scheduled performance, he asked if he could play something on the piano.

A few bars in, people quickly started forming a crowd around the crooner.

“Ay si Chris Clemeno!” one woman remarked.

When asked how much they had to pay him for his performance, he just replied with a smile.

“I just love music.”

“It’s nice to be home, indeed,” he said.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ama, tinadtad nin taga an aki na adik


LEGAZPI CITY 8/22/17 (BICOL STANDARD) –Inako kan 74 anyos ama, na si Nelson Cimanes y Mapa na siya an naggadan kan saiyang aki na si Ramil Cimanes y Mendoza kasubagong alas 5:45 nin aga, sa laog kan harong kan victima.

Segun sa declarasyon kan gurang (Nelson Cimanes) dinisidiran niyang gadanon an saiyang 39 anyos na aki, ta kun dai, siya an pwedeng mapeligrohan an buhay.

Antes mangyari an krimen, sinabi kan suspechado na pirme siyang pighohomaan na gagadanon kan saiyang aki orog na kun sinda nag-iiwal.

Inako kan ama na an saiyang aki drug dependent.

“Talagang dai ko na siya bubuhayon ta baad ako pa an gadanon,” sabi kan ama na mayo nin pagbasol sa nangyari.

An victima tadtad nin lugad sa man laen-laen na parte kan saiyang lawas.

Igwa pang naheling na mga tama nin saksak.

Nangyari an krimen sa Purok 4, Barangay Banag, Daraga, Albay.

Sabi ni Police Chief Inspector Arthur Ramirez Gomez, an spokesman kan Albay Police Provincial Office, an victima binawian nin buhay sa pinangyarihan kan krimen.

Yaon na ngonian sa carcel an suspechado, mantang pighahalat na isangat an caso contra saiya.
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Church seeks prayers, justice for Kian

Photo via St. Jude Thaddeus Parish

NAGA CITY 8/22/17 (Bicol Standard)--The Archdiocese of Caceres is appealing for prayers for 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos, who was killed recently in a raid in Caloocan City.

In a statement issued earlier today, Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD said they are grieving with the family of Delos Santos and crying out for justice after the teenager was "BRUTALLY KILLED BY SOME BLOOD THIRSTY CALOOCAN POLICEMEN."

"WE CRY OUT FOR JUSTICE! DAI NA LIGTAS AN SATONG MGA AKI! KAGURANGNAN, TABANGI KAMI! MAHAL NA INA, AMPONA AN SAMONG MGA AKI!" the statement reads.

Churches under the Archdiocese discussed the war on drugs in masses last Sunday.

Meantime, the St. Jude Thaddeus Parish here announced that it will ring the grieving church bells every 8 p.m. to invite parishioners to a 15-minute silent prayer as it "weeps with the Nation for the countless citizens murdered by the government."

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9,000 na balut, pigcompiscar sa Masbate


MASBATE CITY 8/22/17 (BICOL STANDARD) -- Pinogol na sa port area an rinibong balut na gustong darahon digdi kan mga negosyantes kan sarong aldaw.

Sabi sa report dai nakapaheling nin mga papeles an viajero kan balut kaya dai tinugotan na makahale an cargamento sa port area digdi.

An mga awtoridad naghigot na maray sa pagreparo kan mga papeles kan mga nagdadara nin manok asin sugok palaog sa lugar, huli kan pag-ibitar na makalaog sa saindang terrorityo an tinatakutan na bird flu.

An mga miembros kan Maritime police katuwang an Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) an nagpapaotob kan estriktong reglamento sa palaog asin paluwas sa provincia kan Masbate kan mga producto agricultural, arog kan manok, itik, pabo, pato, pugo asin iba pa.

Mientrastanto, an rinibong balut na palaog kuta sa Masbate an sinulo kan mga awtoridad.

An sabi, nagduda an mga maritime police asin taga Bureau of Animal Industry ta an declarasyon kan may sadire kan 9,000 na pidaso nin balut, hale suboot sa Sorsogon.

Alagad, nakakua sinda nin informasyon na hale sa pier kan Pioduran, Albay.

An kantidad kan balut P120,000.00.

Bakong malinaw an informasyon kun tano ta nakalusot an balut pasiring sa Masbate, apisar kan malinaw na pangalad hale sa Departament of Agriculture na prohibido an pagdara pasiring digdi. (Bareta ni Jet Ramos)
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DA-Bicol bags highest number of Rice Achievers awardees


The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office for Bicol had the highest number of awardees in the recent Rice Achievers Awards from three regions in South Luzon held at Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, DA spokesperson Emily Bordado said.

Bordado, in an interview Friday, told the Philippine News Agency the annual Rice Achievers Awards started in 2011 and aims to recognize the significant contributions of the Local Government Units (LGUs), agricultural extension workers and other stakeholders in the rice industry in achieving food sufficiency in the country.

Among the 61 outstanding Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) and 10 outstanding Local Farmer Technicians (LFTs), the Bicol region got the biggest number of awardees with 27 AEWs and 5 LFTs. Each awardee received P20,000 cash prize and plaque, Bordado said.

The outstanding AEWs from Bicol from the province of Camarines Sur are: Tita Bendaña (Minalabac); Jocelyn Comprado (Pamplona); Nercy Alvaro (Libmanan); Allan Salvador (San Fernando); Anicia Mancita (Magarao); Julieta Deris (Nabua); Sylvia Oaferina (Buhi); Elsa Cabrera (Buhi); Janice Orciga (Iriga City); Celedonio Elevado Jr. (Nabua); Hector Llagas (Bato); Rowena Otamias (Sipocot); Gregorio Beldad (Ocampo); Jessie Bare (Ocampo); Dolores Bongalos (Pili); Raul Conmigo (Sagñay); Grace Santelices (San Jose); Marinette Briñas (Baao); Aline Bravo (Baao) and Rosa Belgica (Canaman).

From Catanduanes: Eva Laurente (San Andres).

From Albay: Prescilla Ferrer (Manito), Mat Peñafiel (Ligao City), and Meden Castor (Ligao City); Cheryll Rebeta, the Provincial Agriculturist of Albay; and Ligao City's Dexter Mendoza, also awarded as Outstanding City Agriculturist. Ligao was adjudged as Outstanding City. From Masbate City: Ulysses Cabrera Jr.

The five LFT awardees who all came from Camarines Sur are Genaro Tamon Jr. (Magarao); Erwin Barnuevo (Minalabac); Ramon Gaudiel (Pili); William Bisenio (Baao) and Chimmie Aguilar (Sipocot).

In his speech, DA-Bicol OIC Regional Technical Director for Operations and Extension Rodel P. Tornilla quoted Agriculture Undersecretary Segfredo R. Serrano as saying, “They (AEWs and LFTs) are the heroes of the DA. Without them, our projects will never be implemented with greatness".

Tornilla added that he wants to see new faces in the next Rice Achievers Awards as most of Bicol’s AEWs are already hall of famers or have been awardees for three consecutive years. Tornilla also attended the awarding ceremony of the ASEAN Outstanding Rice Farmer and Scientist in Manila recently. (PNA)
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PB Amesola kan Pili, pinahimutikan an sahot na siya drug lord, adik


PILI, Camarines Sur 8/22/17 (Bicol Standard)--"Bako akong drug lord asin adik!” Ini an sinabi ni Pili, Camarines Sur ABC President asin Sangguniang Bayan Ex-Officio Member Punong Barangay Efren Amesola kan Palestina.

Ini dapit sa pigparataram ni Mayor Tomas Bongalonta sa flag raising ceremony kan Lunes na may mga opisyal kan Pili asin mga punong barangay na imbwelto sa transaksyon kan ipinapangalad na bulong.

Dai naitago ni Amesola an pagkabangit sa saendang alkalde nin huli ta sige daa kayang taram nin mga sahot imbis dapat na maghapot asin mag-imbistiga kun may mga kapitan baga talaga na imbwelto sa droga.

Inangat ni Amesola si Bongalonta na pangaranan an mga sinasabi kaining opisyal asin mga kapitan na imbwelto sa siring na aktibidad.

Ngunyan na aldaw, tiniripon ni Amesola an mga Punong Barangay kan Pili tanganing maghaman nin marhay na plano dapit sa mga pigparataram kan alkalde asin mapanday man soboot nin resolusyon na masugo ki Mayor Bongalonta na pangaranan an aram kaining opisyal na imbwelto sa droga.

Tinawan duon ni Amesola na an saiyang yaman ngunyan bakong hali sa anumang ilegal na aktibidad imbis hali sa pinagpagalan kan saiyang familia.

“Kun malaog ako sa ilegal na droga, tano ta ngunyan sana?” sabi pa ni Amesola.

Dai man naitago kan kapitan an pagkadisganar sa ibang mga taga-media na pinapasabitan an saiyang pangaran na siya drug lord.

Mientrastanto mayo pa man nin naipaluwas na pahayag an nasambitan nang opisyal kun nagsuko ini sa PNP kan panahon na labo-labo an Oplan Tokhang. (Bareta ni Joe Caguimbal)
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