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, September 29, 2017

Suspected rebels torch construction equipment in Albay


DARAGA, Albay 9/29/17 (Bicol Standard)--DARAGA, Albay 9/29/17 (Bicol Standard)--A group of around 50 suspected rebels is believed to be behind the torching of construction equipment owned by E.M. Cuerpo Incorporated at the construction site of Bicol International Airport in Barangay Alobo, this town 8:20 p.m Thursday.

The torching, according to the 9th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, was done simultaneously with two separate harassment incidents in patrol bases of the army and police.

Among the pieces of heavy equipment that were set on fire were five heavy trucks, one mini dump truck, one double cab truck, one grader, one mixer, one crane and one owner-type jeep.

A firefight also lasted for around 25 to 30 minutes between the government troops and the suspected rebels.

As of this writing, the cost of damages is yet to be determined, pending declaration by the construction company.

Meantime, the 9th Infantry Division said that extortion is possibly the motive behind the incident.

In a statement, the Army said the incident is proof of the rebels being "anti-poor" and "anti-development."
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Watch 'Mga Aninipot sa Tahaw kan Salog' this Saturday, Sept. 30



The Camaligan LGU will host the pilot performance of the musical “Mga Aninipot sa Tahaw kan Salog” at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 30 at the scenic Camaligan wharf.

This play, written and directed by Sining Banwa’s acclaimed scriptwriter Sari Saysay, is a product of discussions with senior citizens in seven barangays along the Bikol River and in Naga City. Flora and fauna, enchanted creatures, as well as ghosts live again to sing and dance their stories about life along the river.

The senior citizens will be treated as special guests in the presentation, to return to them the memories and stories they shared about the river in an artistic form. Youth and students are also especially invited in the hope that they will accept the work of caring for the poor, the river, the flora and fauna, and the earth in general.

“Mga Aninipot” is the product of Sumaro sa Salog (SULOG, Inc.)'s cultural project, “Saving the Bikol River through Collaborative Inter-Disciplinary Artistic Production” and submitted to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) for funding under the Taripon grant with NGO partner Associates in Research and Community Empowerment Services (ARCES), Inc. as conduit. Private citizens have since been giving support for bridge funding for the play which will be shown for free in riverine communities, to be hosted next by Canaman.

Bel Borja of Sangre de Naga theater group serves as stage manager, while Vic Nierva is musical director, with songs by Jireh Pasano and some musical arrangements by Joseph Reburiano. The Montessori Children's House of Learning generously provided a venue for the rehearsals. Teatro Sta. Luisa through director Alcid Valencia, Teatro Aliento through Jenn Romano, Totoy Badiola of the MetroNaga Development Council (MNDC), Bigg’s, Inc., Fer Basbas, and Muloi Prado also assisted in the production.

SULOG is an organization of volunteers engaged in strengthening citizens' participation in river governance and helping clean and save the rivers and waterways of Naga City and Kabikolan. The cast and crew of the musical play are all volunteers too. - SULOG

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

CSur SP wants Partido Development Administration abolished



PILI, CAMARINES SUR 9/28/17 (Bicol Standard) -- A resolution urging the immediate abolition of Partido Development Administration (PDA) in view of its failure to serve its lawful purpose for which it was created was unanimously approved by the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan yesterday.

The PDA was created by Republic Act No. 7820 (the PDA Charter) and was approved on November 18, 1994.

It covers ten municipalities in Camarines Sur, including Caramoan, Garchitorena, Goa, Lagonoy, Presentacion, Sagnay, San Jose, Siruma, Tinambac, and Tigaon.

"A perfunctory look at the history of PDA would show that when this GOCC was created, the author of its originating House Bill was himself designated as a member of the Board. While the same author was in office, he caused the amendments to the PDA Charter which became embodied in Republic Act No. 8989. These amendments caused the removal of the development and planning coordinator of the Province of Camarines Sur from the PDA Board. Previously, two (2) Provincial Board Members from the third district of Camarines Sur were to province with annual report of activities and finances. This has been deleted by the amended Section 8(b) (4) of the PDA Charter. Previously, Section 10 of the PDA Charter provinded that the provincial governor of Camarines Sur may recommend the administrator to be appointed by the Board. Again, this was deleted to remove checks and balances essential to the transparent operation of the government corporation," the resolution reads.

"It now appears that the PDA was created to further political ends rather than to serve its constituents," it continues. "Almost twenty-three years later, we have come to realize that the creation of the PDA was an exercise in futility, resulting merely in the duplication of functions already properly vested by the Local Government Code to other offices."

Prior to this, six out of ten municipal mayors belonging to the Partido District also signed a resolution urging the dissolution of the PDA.
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CIDT to question dismissal of complaint vs. arrested cockfighters



NAGA CITY 9/28/17 (Bicol Standard)--A Motion for Reconsideration will be filed by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) headed by PCI Ronnie Fabia.

This is for contesting the Provincial Prosecutor's dismissal of the criminal complaint filed against 60 individuals who were apprehended on Monday inside the Camaligan Sports Complex for being allegedly involved in illegal cockfighting.

The Provincial Prosecutor dismissed the case "for lack of probable cause" and directed the CIDT to "release the arrested individuals unless they are detained for any other lawful cause."

According to the Inquest Resolution, the apprehended persons were able to show a Business Permit and a Special Permit issued by the local government of Camaligan, Camarines Sur.

In an exclusive interview by the BICOL STANDARD, Fabia pointed out that his team raided said cockpit while the 60 persons were holding a cockfighting activity on a Monday, which is expressly prohibited under Presidential Decree 449 (Cockfighting Decree).

Fabia said the suspects were rounded up by the cops in flagrante delicto together with other pieces of evidence including 53 fighting cocks, 19 gaffs, one tally board, one bundle bet slip, and bet money amounting to P11,560.00 in different denominations. (With report from Joe Caguimbal, photo by Oscar Esmenda)
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Kabayan Partylist grants scholarship to 62 CSur, CNorte studes

Kabayan Partylist Rep. Ron Salo


NAGA CITY 9/28/17 (Bicol Standard)--Kabayan Partylist has announced that 62 students in the provinces of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte are now scholars under the CHED-Kabayan Partylist Tulong Dunong Program.

Under the scholarship, the students will receive 24,000 per year.

All CHED-accredited schools are covered under the scholarship program.

In addition, at least 18 more scholarship applications are set to be approved in the coming weeks, Jennis Nidea, Focal Person of Kabayan Bicol told the Bicol Standard.

The 62 scholars will gather at the ER Hall, 3rd Floor, Municipal Hall Building, Canaman, Camarines Sur for the formal distribution of the Notice of Awards tomorrow, Sept. 29.

Kabayan Partylist Rep. Ron Salo, meantime, underscored the partylist's commitment to helping give the Filipino youth better opportunities in life through education.
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Salalima urged to run for Albay 3rd District Representative


LEGAZPI CITY 9/28/17 (Bicol Standard)--The resignation of Sec. Rodolfo Salalima from the Department of Information and Communications Technology could lead to a change in the political landscape in the 3rd Congressional District of Albay.

This early, a group of Albayanos is pushing for Salalima to run for Congressman in said district.

Lito Tuanqui, former Vice Governor, said of Salalima: "He is a MAN of courage, honor and integrity - a truly ideal PUBLIC SERVANT. His educational background and work experiences speaks well of him. Atty. Rudy Salalima is a graduate of San Beda College, Manila and is from POLANGUI, ALBAY.

In an interview with the BICOL STANDARD, Tuanqui, who is also Salalima's cousin and former classmate, said he [Salalima] "was already asked to run for that position several times previous by his cousin, Cong Joey Sarte Salceda but he declined coz he was with Globe Telecom then."

Salalima is a former chief legal counsel and senior advisor of Globe Telecom.

He also served as Senior Vice President for Corporate and Regulatory Affairs and Managing Director of Ayala Corporation.

He was a former classmate of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte in the San Beda College of Law Class of 1971.

He resigned from his post last Sept. 22.

Presently, Cong. Fernando Gonzalez is the Albay 3rd District Representative. He, however, is on his third and last term as Congressman.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Legazpi City’s EO 36-2017: Unwarranted, overreaching, prelude to more abuses--NUPL

LEGAZPI CITY 9/27/17 (Bicol Standard)--"Executive Order No. 36-2017 is a curtailment of the constitutionally enshrined rights of abode, travel and privacy. The Legazpi City Mayor overreached jumping in his executive order under the pretext of maintaining peace and order and preventing criminality," Atty. Bart Rayco of the National Union of People's Lawyers Albay said in a press statement.



Said Executive Order penalizes residents for not registering visitors staying for 24 hours.

Otherwise known as "An Executive Order Prescribing Guidelines for the Inter-Barangay Travel Registration Mechanism," the Executive Order says that registration of visitors is needed to achieve a crime- and drug-free country, and to protect barangays from drug users and pushers, as well as from criminals and other unwanted personalities.

Rayco, in response to the Executive Order, added: "The requirement of logging at the barangay curtails the freedom of movement and liberty of abode and encroaches on the privacy of the people, the limitation/s to which has already been provided by the Constitution and is not within the discretion of any local government official to regulate without a valid basis.

That it is akin to signing and logging in when one visits government offices is an off beam comparison. It is certainly not similar to a visit to a relative or friend based on a very plain reason: the first is official business while the second is private.

Just because it does not impose any penalty does not mean we will let sleeping dogs lie because it is an attack to our freedoms.

The EO’s directive for the barangay officials to maintain a logbook of the individual staying in the barangay premises for 24 hours or more and the reporting of presence of individuals based on the very broad term ‘suspicion’ coupled with the present situation of extrajudicial killings and rights violations in the course of war against drugs makes the people ask, "Are we under Martial Law? Or is Martial Law brewing up in Legazpi as well?”

Its vagueness makes it more evil because it leaves implementation, at a very wide discretion, on the hands of enforcement and barangay officials.
“This is another ill-advised Big Brother scheme under the guise of order but without peace. It is in open violation not only of the fundamental right to privacy but also freedom to travel and liberty of abode. Indeed it is open to question of constitutionality. The problem really is that national and local government officials and public officers take their cue and are emboldened by the draconian gimmicks and fascist fantasies of the national leadership”, NUPL President Edre Olalia said.

He added, “Duterte has sent the signal that brazen and orchestrated violations of individual rights is the new normal and you can let it slide in the name of the fight against criminality and drugs.”

The fight against drugs and maintenance of peace and order is for the people to enjoy a peaceful life and their civil liberties. Thus, an order or any law for that matter should not run roughshod over the constitutional rights of the people.

EO 36-2017 is an overreached hind feet of the state that hurts the freedoms of its own people. Because, clearly, the order has no basis; it is unwarranted. It does not bring order. Worse, it fuels the fan of fire for more abuses because of its vagueness. It sets a very bad precedent and a prelude to more rights violations."
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VM Legacion, ipigbiklad an mga plano sa trafico sa Naga

Traffic light in Naga City
BICOL STANDARD Photo
NAGA CITY 9/27/17 (Bicol Standard)--Matapos magluwas an resulta kan 2017 Third Quarter Naga City Poverty and Governance Public Opinion Poll, particularmente manungod sa problema sa trafico, sinabi ni Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion na kadakol an solusyon sa nasambit na problema.

Sa entrevista kan Bicol Standard asin 91.9 BBS FM, sinabi ni Legacion na saro an pagpapahiwas kan mga tinampo.

"An malinaw po itong sa MT Villanueva Avenue. One time po ngani hale ako sa Bagumbayan Norte papunta po ako sa City Hall. One hour po an inabot, nin huli ta duman po ako napa-agi. Ano po an pwedeng gibuhon sa areang yan? Widening po an kaipuhan para mas may espasyo sa mga vehiculo," sabi ni Legacion.

"An problema po ta may maapektuhan na mga properties na pagsasadire kan mga pribadong individual including po an Naga College Foundation. Agree man po in principle si mga landowners, alagad si mas contentious issue po itong pagputol nin kahoy na maaapektuhan kan road widening. Dai man po pwede na nagwiden ka nin tinampo, natada si mga kahoy," sabi ni Legacion.

"Kaipuhan man po magconstuir kita nin mga bagong road networks. Kaya po ngani an SP pigsisibot si Atty Perfecto Bragais III para sa acquisition kan road right of way duman sa Calauag-San Felipe circumferential road. Pag nahaman na po yan, si ibang mga vehiculo na nag-aagi sa MT Villanueva Avenue, digdi asin Magsaysay, pwedeng duman na po mag-agi sa Calauag San Felipe Road, going to Matiway and then paluwas na po sa Cararayan and then Del Rosario, and then luwas sa Maharlika Highway. And then si pagconstruir kan Balatas City Science road, tanganing makatabang po sa pagdecongest kan traffic dyan sa Magsaysay. Asin iba pa pong road networks na dapat iconsider asin maaksyonan po tulos kan local na gobierno kan Naga."

Afuera kaini, importante man an disiplina kan mga tawo sa paggamit kan mga tinampo, segun pa sa Bise Alcalde. (Report hale ki Joe Caguimbal)
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nagueños perceive drop in crime incidence; Mayor Bongat, VM Legacion rated 'very good'

NAGA CITY 9/26/17 (Bicol Standard) – Almost four out of ten Nagueños (36.8%) perceive a decrease in crime incidence in the city between July 2016 and July 2017, while more than a quarter (28.5%) perceive an increase.

This is according to the 2017 Third Quarter Naga City Poverty and Governance Public Opinion Poll results released by the Ateneo Student Researchers Pool earlier today.

The decline in crime incidence is attributed to greater police visibility and effort (23.8%), the anti-drug campaign (19.7%) and fear of the Duterte administration (17.7%).

On the other hand, unchanged or increased crime incidence is attributed to the war on drugs/Oplan Tokhang (27.5%), police and local government negligence (15.5%) and the presence of illegal drugs (12.4%)

One out of three Nagueños perceive themselves as “poor”

In the same poll, one out of three Nagueños considered themselves “poor” in the This self-rated poverty incidence decreased by about 5% from last year’s 39.8%. Those who are poor perceive themselves as such because they have low income (57.1%), lack a permanent job (27.9%) and eat less than three meals a day (6.4%).

Mayor Bongat, VM Legacion receive “very good” net satisfaction ratings

Mayor John Bongat got a +55.7% or “very good” net satisfaction rating (65.6% satisfied, 9.9% dissatisdied. Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion received a +50.4 or “very good” net satisfaction rating (62.7% satisfied, 12.3% dissatisfied). Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod have “neutral” to “good” net satisfaction ratings.

President Rodrigo Duterte has a +3.6 or “neutral” net satisfaction rating while Vice President Leni Robredo gets a +57.9 or “very good” net satisfaction rating.

Nagueños strongly agree that traffic is a problem in the city

About two-thirds of Nagueños (64.8%) agree that the traffic situation in Naga City is a problem. It registered a +46 or a “strong” net agreement rating. To solve the problem of traffic, Nagueños recommend road widening or other road projects. However, Nagueños have opposing views on whether to remove or reduce traffic lights (13.1%) or install more traffic lights (10.8%).

Residents favor cutting of trees and the demolition of structures to give way for road widening

More Nagueños favour cutting trees and demolishing houses and other structure within road right of way to facilitate road widening. The cutting of trees gained +16.7%, a “moderate” net agreement rating (48.5% agree, 31.8% disagree). With regard to demolishing houses and other structures, more than half of Nagueños (62%) agree. This resulted to a “strong” +44.2% net agreement rating (62% agree, 17.8% disagree).

Nagueños observe that the smoking ban is not strictly followed


A substantial majority of Nagueños are aware of the implementation of the smoking ban in Naga City in public areas. Of those who are aware, 74.2% observe that the ordinance is not followed by Nagueños.

Survey background

The 2017 Third Quarter Naga City Poverty and Governance Public Opinion Poll used face-to-face interview of 400 respondents randomly selected from voting-age population in all barangays in Naga City. The margin of error is ±4.9%.

The survey was conducted from July 9 to August 11, 2017 by the Ateneo Student Researchers Pool, under the guidance of the Ateneo Social Science Research Center and was funded by the University Research Council.
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Sandiganbayan metes 90-day suspension to Mayor Bongalonta


PILI, Camarines Sur 9/26/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Mayor Tomas Bongalonta has been meted a 90-day suspension by the Sandiganbayan for dismissing private complainant and municipal accountant Eileen D. Ceron from service.

This is pursuant to Criminal Case No. SB-11-CRM-0203-People v. Tomas P. Bongalonta, Jr. based on the Minutes of the Proceedings held on September 5, 2017.

Mayor Bongalonta has not issued a statement as of this writing. (Report by Joe Caguimbal)
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60 nabbed for illegal cockfighting in Cam Sur


CAMALIGAN, Camarines Sur 9/26/17 (Bicol Standard)--Sixty persons were arrested yesterday afternoon at Camaligan Sports Center, otherwise known as the Fulgentes Cockpit, at Barangay San Roque, this town for violation of Presidential Decree No. 449.

The following are the names of the apprehended individuals:

  1. FRANKLIN FULGENTES y DEL CASTILLO
  2. WILLIAM GADOS y EDUARTE
  3. EDWIN YAO y PASAYON
  4. GERONIMO ESTABILLO, JR y PAAT
  5. REGALADO SANTOS y BARADIA, JR
  6. JERIC SANTOS y BARADIA
  7. RIZALDY BALONG y ABUEDO
  8. ROMEO PAGO y TUAZON
  9. ALVIN JANUARIO y CAPARDO
  10. ALEJANDRO NICOLAS y DOBAS
  11. JIMMAR VILLARE Y ARAZAS
  12. RAMADON STA. ANA y BELDAD
  13. RICKY HILARIO y REYALDA
  14. ARNOLD DELA CRUZ y DE JESUS
  15. AGAPITO ALBALATE y TABLAY
  16. CHRISTIAN BEA y ABELADO
  17. ANTONIO VERGARA y COMPAS
  18. FROCTOSO COBAL y PELAEZ
  19. ARIE PAPA y BIATA
  20. JEFFREY SALUD y ROSERO
  21. RODEL PANTE y FAJARILLO
  22. NESTOR JAY GAVERIA y LANUZA
  23. RICANTE POLAN y ANSUS
  24. EDGARDO MARIANO y ABILAY
  25. DOMINGO BELMORO y SALALIMA
  26. NHELIO SLUD y ROSERO
  27. ARIEL AGNA y ASUTELIO
  28. ERWIN ITIS y BOBARES
  29. JOSE BALLERDA, JR. y ALERIA
  30. ZANDY PORTEZ y VILARMENO
  31. JEFFREY PEÑALOSA y VARGAS
  32. EDGAR ESCAÑO y PACHECA
  33. SALVADOR AMADOR y PIJEDOR
  34. ERIC PUYO y BARASINA
  35. RENE CELERIO y ESTONIDO
  36. PEDRO RUIZ y IBARRA
  37. GENER BONGALOS y VILLEGAS
  38. RUSSEL PIMPOLIO y IMPERIAL
  39. REY MARK MONTERO y ALBIS
  40. NORBERTO SALAMANGQUI y TIKYO
  41. ERWIN MADAYAO y SANCHEZ
  42. GARRY ANCIANO y MADRIGAL
  43. JULIUS MEDRANO y BARELA
  44. ARJAY RAYRA y PASIDILLA
  45. ARON DELOS SANTOS y CAPE
  46. ALVIN ENCISO y FRANCISCO
  47. GREGORIO RITA y BRAZERO
  48. SANTOS OCIANA y OLAYRES
  49. RODRIGO DOMITITA y CAPE
  50. JESUS BALISTAMON y MIÑA
  51. REYNALDO CORDEZ y BONITE
  52. JOHNNY RIANO
  53. ADELINO LLAMERA, JR
  54. ALEX PARRA
  55. HEYRON BOBILES
  56. RENANTE VERSOSA
  57. ROMY RAMOS y AGUILAR
  58. JASON ALMENRAL
  59. CRISANTO ALANO
  60. ANTHONY ALANO

The anti-illegal gambling operations were conducted by joint elements of CIDT-Camarines Sur, PIB-Camarines Sur, and Camaligan Municipal Police Station.

The joint operatives confiscated 53 fighting cocks, 19 gaffs, one tally board, one bundle bet slip, and bet money amounting to P11,560.00 in different denominations. (With report and photo from Oscar Esmenda)
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Traffic lights sa Naga: inomaw, tinuyaw

Naga City (BICOL STANDARD file photo)

ni Joe Caguimbal

NAGA CITY 9/25/17 (Bicol Standard)--Dawa na ngani pigtutuyaw asin padagos na nag-aani nin negatibong reaksyon an mga traffic light sa Naga, nagtutubod si Sangguniang Panlungsod Public Safety and Order Committee Chairman Konsehal Lito Del Rosario na kaipuhan ini sa ciudad nin Naga huli ta parte suboot ini kan progreso.

Dapat na matuod an mga motorista sa Naga kan traffic light ta bakong gabos na panahon yaon an mga miembros kan PSO para magmando kan trafico.

Lalo na kun mauran, dapat traffic light an gamiton, sabi ni Del Rosario.

Maroromdoman na kaining mga nakandaging aldaw sundo sa mga panahong ini dakul an nababaldi na mga motorista na nag-aagi sa Bagumbayan Sur, Peñafrancia asin Balatas ta kun ginagamit an traffic light mas minagurubot an bulos kan trafico sa mga nasambit nang lugar dawa tapos na an kafiestahan igdi sa Naga.

Pero an simbag igdi ni Konsehal Del Rosario, yaun pa an fiesta atmosphere, dakul pa an nagpapasiring sa Basilica kaya halaba pa an traffic.

Pagkatapos daa nin mga duwang simana mawawara na daa yan.

Mientrastanto, sabi kan sarung engineer asin negosyanteng nakaulay kan Bicol Standard na habu nang magpasambit kan saiyang pangaran, saen daa na anggulo malaog an sinasabing progreso o pag-asenso, kun naaabala an mga tawo.

Kun mahuri an sarung empleyado o empleyada sa trabaho huli sa trafico, may pag-asenso daw? Kun an sarung negosyante mahuri sa saiyang appointment, yaun saen daa an progreso?

Dai minakomporme an traffic light sa kalabaan kan Magsaysay, Peñafrancia asin Bagumbayan ta hayakpit an tinampo sa mga nasambit nang lugar, sabi pa kan dai na nagpabistong engineer.
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AdNU researchers to bare results of poverty, governance poll in Naga City

NAGA CITY 9/25/17 (Bicol Standard)--The Ateneo Student Researchers Pool (ASRP) will reveal the results of the 2017 Third Quarter Naga City Poverty and Governance Public Opinion Poll tomorrow, September 26 at the Fr. James O'Brien, S.J. Library, Ateneo de Naga University (AdNU).

Samantha Joy S. Ventura, ASRP President said the poll was conducted from July 9 to August 11, 2017.

A representative sample of 400 Naguenos were interviewed regarding their opinions on povery and hunger situation, traffic conditions, local governance, the smoking ba, local crime incidence, and perception on security, national government's tax reform package and religiosity.

The survey also included the satisfaction ratings of selected national and local government officials.

The poll was done under the guidance of the Ateneo Social Science Research Center of the Ateneo de Naga University.
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Comelec to translate voter instructions into Bicol, 5 other languages

In a bid to minimize probabilities of voter errors, voter instructions for the October 23 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls will be provided in Bicol, Waray, Kapampangan, Bisaya, Ilokano, and Ilonggo.

This is according to Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez, who added that initiative is based on Minute Resolution No. 17-0503.

"The Commission resolves to approve the translation of instructions in native dialects, which will be posted in all precincts nationwide in connection with the October 23 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE)," the Minute Resolution said.

The order noted that translated instructions in all precincts nationwide must be printed on bond papers and must be posted or attached to the cover of the Ballot Secrecy Folder.

For the sake of uniformity, all local Election Officers shall use the template/design to be prepared by the Comelec Education and Information Department and make available for download at the commission's official website.
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Mountaineers apprehended for scaling Mayon


MALILIPOT, Albay 9/25/17 (Bicol Standard)--Thirty-one mountaineers were apprehended at around 10 a.m. today at P2, Barangay San Roque for violating a provincial ordinance that prohibits climbing Mayon Volcano without proper coordination with the Department of Tourism and Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The male and female mountaineers were led by Jeff Barientos y Mansibang, 31 years old, and a resident of Los Banos, Laguna.

Investigation is still underway as of this writing.
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EPIC FAIL? | Drug suspect eludes arrest, takes with him P18,000 buy-bust money


NAGA CITY 9/25/17 (Bicol Standard) -- A well-planned buy-bust operation of an alleged bigtime drug dealer went up in smoke after the drug suspect was able to elude arrest, taking with him the P18,000 buy-bust money.

Christopher Mendonez, a resident of Barangay Triangulo, has long been in the watchlist of the Naga City Police Office for his alleged involvement in the drug trade in the city and nearby towns.

Mendonez, the police said, agreed to receive the buy-bust money in exchange for the drug commodity.

After receiving the money, however, he allegedly pulled out his gun, pointed the same to the poseur-buyer and immediately fled.

The reports say that the apprehending team tried to capture Mendonez, firing several gunshots towards his direction.

None of the shots, however, were able to hit the suspect.

As of this writing, the whereabouts of the suspect have not been traced.

Meantime, the police involved in the buy-bust are confronted with the problem of explaining why in spite of the planned operation, the same went down the drain. (With report from Boyet Paderes)

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Four fatal gunshots end life of Naga City drug suspect

Photo by Oscar Esmenda/BICOLSTANDARD.COM

NAGA CITY 9/25/17 (Bicol Standard)--Four fatal shots ended the life of an alleged drug suspect, only identified as Michael or "Bolbol" in an anti-drug operation at 2:20 a.m. today at Zone 1, Barangay Lerma.

According to the police, the suspect engaged in a transaction with the police operatives.

Sensing, however, that he was transacting with a police asset, he tried to flee to the residence of Verginia Canet, which is located in the same zone.

He was overpowered by the police in the master's bedroom.

The police said the suspect tried to draw a firearm while the police tried to arrest him.

The suspect was hit by four shots on the chest, killing him on the spot, according to the SOCO.

In an interview by the Bicol Standard, Canet said he did not know the suspect.

Residents of nearby houses said, however, that Canet and the suspect are in a relationship.

Meantime, the police also discovered a certain Lito Rey inside Canet's house.

Rey, who is a resident of Liboton, said he passed the night in Canet's residence because he was going to Pasacao.

SPO2 Toby Bongon, Naga City Police Office spokesperson, confirmed to this newspaper that Rey is in the drug list and has previously been jailed.

The operation was conducted by the RPDEU, CPDEU and SPDEU in coordination with the PDEA, Bongon said.

Investigation is still underway as of this writing. (With reports from Boyet Paderes and Oscar Esmenda)
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Magtarabangan kita: Arts, Culture, and Tourism Office


ni Joe Caguimbal

NAGA CITY--"Tama na an kompetisyon sa lado nin turismo, tama na an kurumparahan kun siisay an mas dakul na turista an nagdadayu, panahon na para matarabangan asin magkasararo para pausbungon an turismo kan tulong ciudad sa Bicol."

Ini an pahayag ni Arts & Culture Tourism Office Head Alec Santos kan makaulay kan Bicol Standard.

An Tri-City Circuit Tourism, sarong programang magkakasararu an mga ciudad kan Naga, Iriga asin Legazpi para magriribayan nin ideya tangaring mag-usbong an turismo sa lambang ciudad.

Segun ki Santos, nakatalaan na bago magtapos an taon 2017 mapag-uulayan an nasambit nang programa kan tulong alkalde na sinda Mayor John Bongat, Madelaine Alfelor asin Noel Rosal tangaring paglaog kan taon 2018 may mga programa naman na iiimplementar tangaring dakul na mga turista an mabirisita sa nasambit nang mga ciudad.

Tinawan duon ni Santos na dakula an nagiging kapakinabangan kan turismo huli ta igdi nakasalalay an imahe kan sarung lugar o ciudad tangaring dakul na mga turista an magdayu o magbisita na nagdadara man nin engreso baku lang sa gobyerno lokal kundi pati naman sa mga pribadong negosyante.
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Balatas Dumpsite, linalaoman na maisara bago matapos an 2017


ni Joe Caguimbal

NAGA CITY— Naglalaom an Sangguniang Panglungsod sa paagi ni VM Nelson Legacion na maisasara an Balatas Dump Site bago magtapos an taon 2017 base naman daa an sa promisa ninda Engr. Joel Martin kan SWMO asin Engr. Chito Palmeano kan CEO.

Reaksyon ini kan Vise Alkalde sa pahayag ni EMB Provincial Chief Mrs. Lilian Ornido na pipenaran kan NSWMB an LGU NAGA kun dai maisasara an Balatas Dump Site bago magtumba an taon 2017.

Aminado kaya si PD Ornido na halawig nang panahon an naidarang inkunbenyensa sa pirang barangay na nakapalibot sa Balatas, kasali na an malaen na parung hali sa nasambit nang basurahan.
Kenyentos mil pesos (P500,000) an penalidad kun dai maisasara kan LGU NAGA an Balatas Open Dump Site base sa Section 9 kan RA 9003 o Solid Waste Management Act.

Kaya man sa masunod na sesyon iimbitaran liwat kan SP Naga sinda Engr. Joel Martin, Engr. Chito Palmeano asin City Legal Officer Atty. Perfecto "Junjun" Bragais para aramon kun anu na an kamugtakan kan itutugdok na sanitary landfill.

An mga pahayag na ini kan Vise Alkalde katakod pa kan nagluwas na isyu mapapadapit sa reklamo sa Graceland huli kan kawaran kan nasambit nang facilidad, kaya man sa pagluwas kan isyu sa Graceland napag-araman na an NCPM asin Balatas Dump Site an mga likidong minabulos aba-a nang tigni.
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