Friday, January 5, 2018

Teachers to get more allowances in 2018

Photo: DepEd
Education Secretary Leonor Briones announced that educators are set to receive additional net take home pay and allowances beginning January 2018.

A Teacher 1 (Salary Grade 11) without dependents and has a starting basic salary of P19,620 used to take home P17,220.86 (with Personnel Economic Relief Allowance or PERA) under the 2017 tax schedule. With the TRAIN law implementation and the 3rd tranche of the Salary Standardization Law (SSL) of 2015 in effect, a Teacher 1 is expected to receive a gross basic salary of P20,179 and will have a net take home pay (NTHP) of P20,012.89 (with PERA).

This amounts to a total net increase of 16.21% or P2,792.03 per month.

Moreover, the annual “chalk allowance” saw an increase from P2,500 to P3,500, which is allotted for the purchase of chalks, erasers, and other classroom supplies and materials.

The clothing allowance also increased from P5,000 to P6,000.
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CA dismisses complaint for Disgraceful and Immoral Conduct against Gov. Tallado

Gov. Egay Tallado

DAET, Camarines Norte (Bicol Standard) -- The Court of Appeals has dismissed the complaint filed against Gov. Egay Tallado for disgraceful and immoral conduct.

Said complaint was filed by Jonel Banal in 2016.

In the information relayed by Sherwin Mata, Public Information Officer of Camarines Norte, he disclosed that on December 15, 2017, the Former Special 12th Division of the Court of Appeals said "the instant consolidated petitions are GRANTED. The Decision dated September 7, 2015 and the subsequent Order/s issued by the Office of the Ombudsman and/or the Department of Interior and Local Government with OMB-L-A-15-0101 are ANNULLED and SET ASIDE. The preliminary mandatory injunction is made PERMANENT. The complaint for Disgraceful and Immoral Conduct is hereby dismissed."

The 18-page decision added that Tallado is entitled to be paid the salary and other emoluments that he did not receive by reason of his suspension implemented pursuant to the assailed decision.

The decision is signed by Ramon M. Bato, Jr., Associate Justice.


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25 kilos nin Cocaine, pigsusupetsarang hali sa sarung taiwanese vessel na naglubog sa Northern Samar

24 kilos nin cocaine, pigsusupetsarang hali sa sarung Taiwanese vessel
(Kua ni Vince Villar)
LEGAZPI CITY -- Nagsususpetsa an mga otoridad na hali sa sarung taiwanese vessel na luminubog sa Northern Samar an P125 million na kantidad kan cocaine na nakua kan sarung parasisira sa sarung tourist spot sa Matnog, Sorsogon.

Magigirumduman na kan January 3, 2018 o Miyerkules nin Hapon, nakua kan parasirang si Robert Galvez y Frado, kan Brgy Calintaan, an sarung kolor blue na container na naglalaman nin mga nakapack na mga cocaine, sa laog kan Juag Lagoon, sarung lugar na pig aatamanan nin mga 1st class na sira asin dayuhon man kan mga turista huli ta agihan ini pasiring sa Subic Beach.

Sa Presscon na ginibo sa laog kan Camp Gen Simeon Ola sa Legazpi City, inihayag ni Pol Chief Supt Antonio Gardiola, Regional Director kan Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-5), na kan January 2, 2018, sarung Taiwanese Vessel, na may pangarang Jing Ming 16, an nagpaabot nin distress call sa Coastguard matapos na abuton nin raot nin panahon sa kadagatang sakop kan Pambuhan, Northern Samar.

Luminubog an nasabing barko alagad Antes na nasapod an mga crew, nahiling suboot na inurula sa kadagatan an ibang mga lunad na kontrabando.

Sa ngonyan pugol na kan mga otoridad sa Region 8 an 9 na narescue na mga crew na kinababalihan nin 6 Chinese, 2 Hongkong National, asin 1 taiwanese.

Pigpaplanuhan na ngonyan na magsagibo nin search operation an laog kan barko kun makakaya pang sisidon ini ngani maaraman kun ano nanggad an mga kargamento kan mga ini.

Segun kay Gardiola, nakipag koordinar na suboot an gobyerno kan PIlipinas sa Taiwan, kung saen, napag araman na sarung Ghost Vessel an nasabing barko o nangangahulugang undocumented ini.

Dahil digdi kun kaya nagkusog an pagtubod kan PNP asin PDEA na posibleng hali man nanggad digdi an nakuang mga Cocaine sa Matnog, SOrsogon.

Katakod kaini, nagpaluwas naman nin aviso an PNP sa mga parasira sa palibot kan kadagatan kan Northen Samar sagkod sa Bicol na mag osep tulos sa sainda pag may nanutarang mga kargamento na nagpapataw pataw.

Naglilibot naman ngonyan an Phil Navy katabang an phil Airforce para sa posibleng pagkakarecover kan iba pang kontrabando

Miyentrastanto, nagtutubod an Phil Drug Enforcement Agency o PDEA Bicol na bako sa PIlipinas planong ibagsak an nasabing mga droga.

Segun kan Director Christian Frivaldo, mga high end drugs an nakua asin dae man ini kayang bakalon kan mga ordinaryong mga Pilipino.

Sa bilog na nasyon, 1 to 2 porsyento sana kan mga Pinoy an naggagamit nin drogang ini huli sa labing kamahalan bakong siring kan Shabu na inaapod man na Poorman’s Cocaine.

Sa pagkakarkulo kan PDEA, nasa P5 milyones an kantidad kan kada bulk o Kilo kan nakuang Cocaine alagad triple pa an presyo kaini kun ipapabakal na sa mga users.

Bako siring kan shabu, na an sarung kilo, makantidad sana nin P5 milyones pag naka abot na sa mga users.

Nagtutubod si Frivaldo na hale nin Latin America o kaya man Brazil an mga Cocaine na nakua base sa packaging o labeling kan droga.

Sa ngonyan nasa pangangataman kan Regional Crime Laboratory an mga Cocaine ngani na darahon sa Camp Crame para ipa test an purity kaini.

Matapos kaini, saka pa sana ididispatsa ngani rauton sa paagi kan incinerator o pagsulo.

Segun kaya kay Director Frivaldo, dae nararaot an Cocaine kan simpleng paglublob sa tubig o pagtalbong sa daga kun kaya pwede pa ining i-recycle. (vince Villar)
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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Alkalde kan Buhi ibinasol sa kalbong bukid an pagbaha



BUHI, CSur 1/4/18 (BICOL STANDARD) –An kalbo nang mga bukid digdi sa banwaan an pig tutukdong rason ni Mayor Margie Aguinillo, sa intrevista kan BICOL STANDARD.

Sabi kan alkalde mayo nang mga kahoy na pwedeng maka sagang kan makusog na uran, kaya marikas na minasulwak an danaw sa saindang banwaan.

Afuera kan mayo nang mga kahoy sa watershed area, nagsupay pa an tubig na hale sa control structure kan National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

Nag hahadit si Mayor Aguinillo na kun dai matatawan nin remedy an problemang ini, an masapo kan problema sa baha iyo an mga banwaan sa ibaba ninda na iyo an Baao, Nabua, asin Bula, na dakul na mga barangay na namumugtak sa harababang lugar. (Ni Philip Baracena)

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2ng lalaki binadil sa Masbate, gadan


MASBATE CITY – 1/4/18 (BICOL STANDARD) – Duwang tawo an nagadan kan sinda hinapaan sa tinampo asin badilon nin mga dai nabistong mga armadong lalaki sa Barangay Agoho, Esperanza, Masbate.

An krimen nangyari kasuodma, poco mas o menos alas 4:30 nin hapon.

An mga victima iyo sinda Robert Piamonte y Lepitin, 28 anyos, soltero asin Kim Reyes y Pepito, 35 anyos, soltero.

Pareyo sindang residentes kan Barangay San Roque, Esperanza, Masbate.

Kan mangyari an krimen an mga victima nakalunad sa motorsiklo pasiring sa saindang harong.

Sabi sa report, bigla sindang hinipaan sa saindang dalan asin kan mag menor an dalagan kan motorsiklo, tulos sindang binadil.

An mga victima nagsapo nin dakul na tama sa saindang mga lawas, na iyo an naging casusa kan saindang kagadanan.

Marikas na nagdulag an mga criminal pasiring sa dai maaraman na direksyon.

Pig aaram pa ngonian an motibo kan pangyayari.

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8 Catanduanes towns under state of calamity


VIRAC, Catanduanes--After a brief debate, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan has passed a resolution declaring eight towns under a state of calamity following the heavy rains brought about by the tail end of the cold front.

The towns include Bato, Baras, Caramoran, Gigmoto, San Miguel, Viga, Panganiban, and Bagamanoc.

The same weather disturbance has caused severe damage on infrastructure and agricultural crops while people residing in low-lying areas have been evacuated to safer places.

Said declaration would in effect authorize the local government units to spend portion of their 5% calamity fund for relief and rehabilitation.

Among those who voted in favor of the resolution were Velchez, Villaluna, Francisco, Angeles, and Zuniega while those who voted against were Popa, Balmadrid, Templonuevo, Jr. and Turado.
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TRO vs STL expires in 10 CSur towns



PILI, CSur--Evenchance Gaming Corporation which operates the Small Town Lottery (STL) in the Province of Camarines Sur is again free to proceed with its normal operation since the twenty-day Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) had lapsed, and no injunction was issued by the court.

At the hearing today, Judge Vivencio Gregorio G. Atutubo III of Branch 32 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) suspended the scheduled hearing due to the pending Petition for Certiorari that was filed in the Court of Appeals by Evenchance.

With these developments, Evenchance can now resume its STL business in the towns of Minalabac, Pasacao, Milaor, San Fernando, Bato, Del Gallego, Buhi, Siruma and Lagonoy, which were ordered stopped due to the TRO.

Meanwhile, the next setting of the case is scheduled on February 7, 2018.

It will be recalled that the mayors of the above-mentioned towns have filed a Petition in the Regional Trial Court for to stop the Small Town Lottery Operation in their localities for various violations committed by the operator.

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RS Components brings its transformer selection to Philippine marketplace



MAKATI CITY – Leading engineering product distributor RS Components (RS) has announced the availability of its wide selection of electric transformers and related peripherals to the Philippine market. This is made possible by its newly-launched online store that’s solely focused on catering to the country.

With this development, individuals and companies in the Philippines can now easily order transformers, power supplies, coil formers, mounting kits, and other products from such trusted brands in the industry as RS Pro, EPCOS, Nuvotem Talema and others.

Transformers  are electrical devices that transfer electricity between two or more circuits through electromagnetic induction. They can either increase or decrease current outputs to suit particular needs of other devices. Transformers are vital for the safe and optimal electrical flow within structures.

RS Components carries transformers only from brands which have proven their products’ reliability and quality through wide use over the decades. Engineers the world over have come to trust the RS brand and the products it carries thanks to the company’s sustained commitment to excellence.

All products in the RS Philippines online store are delivered to any point of the country free of charge. Delivery times may vary depending on applicable regulations for products entering the country.

RS Components is the trading arm of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a leading multinational manufacturer of engineering equipment and related peripherals based in the UK. The company has recently expanded to the Philippines as a response to the country’s upbeat economy and growing infrastructure needs.
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LGU Albay, naturuan nin leksyon kan gulping uran na nadanasan kasuudma


Legazpi City - Aminado an Lokal na Gobyerno kan Albay na nasala sinda kan desisyon na i-localize an suspension of classes asin iba pang aksyon manungod sa dinanas na raot nin panahon kan probinsiya kasuudma.

Sa intrivista kay Dr Cedric Daep, Director kan Albay Public Safety and Emergency MAnagement Office o APSEMO, nahuri maray an aksyon kan mga Alkalde asin mga opisyal kan DepED kun kaya dikit pang mamugtak sa peligro an buhay kan mga estudyante asin kan mga tawong nag eerok sa mga flashflood and landslides prone areas.

Resulta kaini, nagpaapod nin emergency meeting an APSEMO kasuudma asin napag desisyunan na pirmi ng Provincewide an pagpapaluwas nin order of suspension asin iba pang aksyon kontra kalamidad.

“Ta nganing standard, nag uruay kami kan DepEd, kun nag order nin class suspension an Albay, that will be provincewide, bako kami selective. Rain or shine iyan, kung rain sa iba tapos shine sa iba, dae kitang reklamo ta provincewide an instruction”, paliwanag ni Daep

Apwera digdi, tinawan naman nin Blanket Authority ni Gov Al Francis Bichara si Daep na mag desisyon maski dae na nagkunkunsulta muna saiya.

“In case of the need, inform ko na lang siya, then I can already decide for safety purposes, like for example, suspension of classes o order to evacuate”, pahayag pa ni Daep.

Kasuudma, binaha nin sari saring mahaharang na komento sa Social media an advisory na pinaluwas kan Gobernador na nagsasabing dae sinda masuspinde nin klase, imbes, bahala na an mga Local Chief Executives.

Depensa ni Daep, bako siring kan may bagyo, dipisilon pag may tail end of the coldfront na may kasabay pang thunderstorm huli ta wara kapasidad an PAGASA sa Bicol na aramon an amount of rainfall dahil ta raot an Doppler Radar system sa Catanduanes.

“Unless na ang Radar kan Catanduanes, buhay, mababasa ini kan Pagasa asin maitataram satuya an amount of rainfall that is expected, so makakapaghanda kuta kita,” dagdag pa ni Daep.

Miyentrastanto, pinakamalala an pag uran na nadanasan kasuudma kun ikukumpara kan naka aging Disyembre 29, kan nakalihis na taon.

Segun kay Daep, An nangyari kasuhapon, sarung oras sana an pinalipas, luminangkawon tulos an amount kan uran.

Ini an dae ninda na antisiparan huli ta dae man nagagamit an Doppler Radar ngani maaraman kuta kun gurano kadakula an ibabagsak na uran.

Nakihuron si Daep na hidalion na an paghirahay kan nasabing ekipahe huli ta kaipong kaipo nanggad ini. (Vince Villar)
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Naga City cops implement smoking ban


Naga City cops implement City Ordinance No.95-070 which bans smoking in public places. This was led by SPO4 Jonifer A. Vibar, OIC, under the supervision of PCInsp Marlon A. Antang, ASC earlier today, January 4, 2018.



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Dredging sa mga salog kan Legazpi City, solusyon ngani gumana an mga pumping stations


LEGAZPI CITY 1/4/18 (Bicol Standard) -- Dredging o pagkalot kan mga salog an nahihiling na solusyon kan LGU- Legazpi City asin kan DPWH ngani na gumana na an tulong mga pumping stations na pinondohan nin P2.1 billion pesos kan gobyerno nasyunal.

Segun kay Alkalde Noel Rosal, dae man nin diperensiya an nasabing ekipahe alagad dae nagrararom an tubig sa mismong kinamumugtakan kaini o dae nakaka abot sa kinakaipuhang lebel nin tubig baha kun kaya dae ini mina andar.

Sa madaling sabi, barado an mga agihan kan tubig baha pasiring sa pumping station.

Kun babalikan, nagka duwang beses ng nagka igawa nin babaha sa Siyudad nin Legazpi, enot kan Dec 29, 2017, ikaduwa, kasuudma sana, alagad dae man napakinabangan an nasabing flood control project.

Paliwanag ni Rosal, dara kan pagbara, minabwelta an baha sa hababang lugar sa sentro kan Legazpi kun kaya dae nakaka bulos diretso sa kadagatan.

An resulta, lubog sa baha an kadaklan na baranggay urog na an mga nasa gilid kan salog.

Dahilan kaini, nagrequest na suboot si Rosal sa DPWH na magsagibo nin dredging sa mga salog.

Habang ginigibo ini, tatrabahuhon man kan Local na gobyerno an paghali sa mga nakaka ulang sa salog partikular an mga kaharungan.

Napag araman na pipa tapyasan nin sagkod na 30 metros an mga istruktura sa mga gilid kan mga salog, alagad, dara kan pagka herak, 10 metros na sana an pighuhurot kan Alkalde.

Apwera digdi, sisikapon man suboot ninda na mahali an mga nakabarang basura sa mga drainage asin maibitaran na may magtapok pa digdi.

Kadaklan sa mga drainage sa Legazpi an bako pa kurunektado kun kaya saru pa ini sa tatawan nin prayuridad sa paagi kan City Engineering Office.

Tatapuson man gabos na mga dike projects para mairayo sa peligro an mga residentes.

Inako kan Alkalde na dipisilon labanan an climate Change na iyo an minapabaha nin grabe sa siyudad alagad pagsisikapan na makagibo nin mga medyos ngani maka ibitar sa peligro.

An pumping stations sa Legazpi an pinakadakulang flood control project na pinondohan kan administrasyong Aquino sa luwas kan metro Manila.

May tulo ining istasyon sa mga costales na brgy kan Victory Village, Baybay asin San Roque. (Vince Villar)

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Top-performing business establishments in Daet feted


DAET, Camarines Norte 1/4/18 (Bicol Standard) -- The local government of Daet, Camarines Norte recently recognized the top 10 performing business establishments in the town.

Mayor Benito "B2K" Ochoa said the ten business establishments should be feted for their contribution to Daet's growth and development.

Topping the list is Super Shopping Market, Inc. (SM Hypermarket), followed by PMFTC Inc., Starharvest Food, Inc. (Jollibee – F. Pimentel), Jack Trading, Inc. (Houseware Plaza Superstore), Citistores, Inc. (Centro Department Store), Paul Sebastian D. Tanzo (P. Tanzo Prime Goods Source), Bicolandia Drug Corp. (Mercury Drug Daet), Coca-Cola Femsa Phils, Inc., Jorge Tan (Stance Sales and Distributor), and Family Merchant Project Development Corp.

The business establishments were selected according to their compliance with local business and tax laws, Ochoa said.

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Sorsoganon teacher enters top 50 for Global Teacher Prize



Ryan Homan, a local champion for education, has been making waves through unconventional
reading initiatives in San Jose in the coastal town of Donsol in Sorsogon Province. Ryan first
stirred hearts when he caught the attention of media with ‘Balsa Basa.’ Armed with only passion,
he took on the challenges of poverty and topography, to make sure children realize their rights to
education.

‘Balsa Basa’ is a reading initiative in San Jose Elementary school that centers on a raft. Teacher
Ryan uses the floating reading center to reach his students in far-flung areas so that he can teach
them to read. The raft is roofed and equipped with life vests. Books and food are brought aboard
usually every Saturday for some reading time with children. Teacher ‘Balsa Basa’ is only one of his
reading initiatives.

His brain also cooked up ‘Bangkaaraman’ (Boat of Knowledge), Walk for Knowledge, Reading
Festivals, organizing Nanay-Teachers for home-based reading corners to name a few. These are
all designed to make reading accessible to more children.

To date, Teacher Ryan has impacted the lives of hundreds of children not only in San Jose. He has
also started sharing the fruits of reading initiatives to other communities in Donsol, Sorsogon,
with the help of the municipal government. Last year, he was given the Civil Service Commission
‘Dangal ng Bayan’ award, the highest recognition given to government professionals in the
Philippines. International NGOs such as Fundación Educación y Cooperación – EDUCO enlists him
as one of their local child rights and education champions. 

EDUCO has been working with Ryan Homan since 2015. It was through the Foundation’s support
that reading initiatives in San Jose was fully implemented as Ryan intended it, leading to clear
improvements in the literacy rate of his school. Community members, fellow teachers, parents,
and community officials, were initially doubtful of education initiatives that went beyond the walls
of a classroom. They’ve had their hearts changed through eyes of children who’s finally read their
first words on their own.

And now, Varkey Foundation, the institution that runs the annual Global Teacher Prize is likewise
recognizing the extraordinary efforts of Ryan Homan to be one of the world’s best. This year’s
search puts Ryan at the top 50. They are scheduled to do validation visit to San Jose tomorrow
until Friday (4 to 5 January 2018).

The Global Teacher Prize awards US$1 million to one teacher who made exceptional contributions
to teaching as a profession, based on a set of criteria that looks at innovation, values, and impact.
A winner is usually announced every February. Ryan is one of two Filipinos up for the prize this
year, with Jesus Insilada of Bukidnon, also in the running.
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24 kilos of suspected drugs recovered in Sorsogon


MATNOG, Sorsogon 1/4/18 (Bicol Standard)--Around 24 kilograms of a white powder believed to illegal drugs placed a large container and sealed with packaging tape was recovered in this town Wednesday afternoon.

Police Chief Inspector Henry A. Red, Chief of Police of Matnog said the shabu was discovered by a certain Robert Galvez y Frado along the seashore of Juag Lagoon, Barangay Calintaan, this town at around 5:30 p.m.

The large container, Red said, was filled with 24 packs of a white substance, each weighing more or less one kilo.

The recovered drugs was brought to the Crime Laboratory Office for examination, he added.

PNP Regional Information Officer Senior Inspector Malu Calubaquib told the Bicol Standard that they are still waiting for confirmation on what the substance is.

Earlier, there were reports that the white powder is shabu or cocaine.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Mga principal, may diretso magsuspinder nin klase kun kinakaipuhan - DepEd


Pwedesir man kuta mag desisyon an mga principal kun muya ninda magpa suspinder nin klase kun nahihiling na peligroso sa mga estudyante an nadadanasang raot nin panahon.

Ini an sinabi ni Mark Kevin Arroco, saru sa mga tagapagtaram kan DepEd Bicol, sa kahaputan kan nagkapira kun pwede man ini gbuhon kan principal matapos na magdesisyon si Gobernador Al Francis Bichara na i agi na sana sa localize judgement an pagpapaluwas nin aviso.

Alagad, sinabi ni Arroco, na dae man ini ginigibo pa sa Bicol huli taan gabos nagdedepende sana sa lokal na gobyerno..

Base sa DepEd order num 43 series of 2012, pwede man ini gibuhon kan principal bilang tagapag administrar kan eskwelahan, alagad ngani na mas safe, mas makakarahay kun makipag koordinar sa mga local chief executives kan brgy huli ta mas mahiwas an poder kan mga ini.

“Under DepEd Order nunber 43, School Heads may suspend classes in cases where urgent action is needed to avoid the possible loss of lives or bodily harm. Pwede siya provided na dapat as a matter if protocol, inform ang SDS, LCE/ Barangay para alam din nila yung action na ginawa ng School Head,” paliwanag ni Arroco.
Mientrastanto, kun dae maka desisyon an principal asin kapitan kan brgy, pwede man na an magurang na mismo an magdesisyon kun papalaugon o dae an aki, huli ta sinda an mas nakaakam kan sitwasyon.
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10 magistrado, matestigo contra ki Chief Justice Sereno


May total nang 10ng mga magistrado kan Korte Suprema an pig lalaoman na matestigo contra ki Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno durante sa impeachment hearing sa House of Representatives.

Sabi kan informante sa laog kan SC, 6 an dagdag na mga magistrado an pig lalaoman na iimbitaran kan House of Representatives bilang resource persons para mag taram dapit sa falsification, mga anomalia asin iba pang irregularidad na suboot nacomitir ni Sereno.

An anom na ini afuera kan tulong incumbent na mga maestrado na enot nang nag testigo sa House Committee on Justice na iyo sinda Justices Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Noel Tijam asin Francis Jardeleza.

Si Ret Justice Arturo Brion nag testigo na man sa House committee.

An source kan baretang ini nagsabi na an mga naka line up na iimbitaran kan Congresso iyo sinda Antonio Carpio, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Mariano del Castillo, Andres Reyes asin Samuel Martires.

Si Carpio iyo an pinaka senior na maestrado kan Supreme Court, iyo an pwedeng mag taong linaw sa appointment na ginibo ni Sereno kan sarong information technology counsultant na binabayadan nin kantidad P250,000 an kada bulan o P1.5 m sa laog nin anom na bulan, alagad renewable.
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Dakulang Landslide sa Viga, Catanduanes, pighahali na


Ala una o alas dos nin hapon posibleng maka agi na liwat an mga sasakyan sa porsyon kan National Highway kan Brgy Summit, Viga, Catanduanes huli sa dire-diretsong clearing operation na ginigibo kan mga personahe kan Provincial Engineering Office.

Segun ki Alkalde Bong Tarin, duwang backhoe na pagsasadiri kan probinsiya asin kan munisipyo an nagtatabang tabang ngani ma clear an lugar.

Sinasabing sobra 4 na oras nang stranded an mga sasakyan sa lugar matapos magrumpahog an mga daga, gapo asin kahoy sa lugar kasubago pang mag agahon.

Napag araman na landslide prone areas an lugar kun kaya higot an patanid kan alkalde sa mga nag aaging motorista na mag ingat sa lugar lalo ta dae napupundo an pag uran.

Nakapreposition naman gabos nindang equipaje ngani na magamit tulos encaso magka landslide giraray.--ni Vince Villar
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APSEMO, nagpaliwanag sa dae pagsuspindir kan klase sa ibong kan uran sa Albay

TD Agaton

LEGAZPI CITY 1/3/18 (Bicol Standard) -- Nanindugan an Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office o APSEMO na tama sana man an desisyon nindang dae magpaluwas nin suspenson order kan klase sa bilog na probinsiya huli ta wara sindang nahihiling na peligro sa uran na nadadanasan ngonyan na aldaw.

Segun ki Dr. Cedric Daep, base sa saindang pag analisar kan sitwasyon sa palibot, dae man madulot nin baha an dikit an uran huli ta nag aabot sana man ini sa 2 millimeter kada hora.

Nakahuron niya suboot si Gobernador Al Francis Bichara asin an rekomendasyon iyo an magkaigwa nin localized advisory na sana an kada munisipyo asin syudad.

Sa bilog na probinsiya, Manito asin Sto Domingo sana an nagdeklara nin no classes sa gabos na lebel matapos ma isolate dahil sa pag rumpahog kan daga sa tinampo na sakop kan Brgy Malobago.

Tulos man na sinuspinder puon kasuudma an biyahe kan mga public utility vehicles na nagbabyahe Legazpi-Manito vice versa.

Kasubagong alas 5 nin aga, pinunan na kan DRMM team kan DPWH 2nd District Engineering Office an clearing operation kun kaya kasubago lang na alas 11 ni aga, lifted na an suspension kan byahe kan mga public utility vehicle.

Segun ki Joebert Daria, MDRRMO kan Manito, sa gabos na lugar sa Manito, an brgy Malobago an pinaka apektado kan landslide kun kaya nagpasugo na si Mayor Daep sa brgy captain kan lugar na magsagibo na nin evacuation kun kinakaipuhan.

Nilinaw man tulos ni Daria na mantinido pa man giraray an suspension kan klase sa bilog na banwaan.

Bawal man muna an pagpasyar sa mga tourist spots ngani makalikay sa aksidente.--ni Vince Villar
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Omar Buenafe eyes Naga City mayoralty

Buenafe

NAGA CITY1/3/18—Retired Police Chief Supt. Ramon Melvin "Omar" Buenafe and now Deputy Director of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has confirmed reports that he is eyeing the mayoralty post of Naga City.

Since two years ago, he has been rumored to be interested in the position, but begged off to confirm or deny the persistent reports as he was then the Regional Police Chief.

"In due time, I will let you know of my intentions to help Naga City in any way I can," he said.

He added that he prefers Naga City First Lady Farah Bongat to be his running-mate, although there are still details to be ironed out.

Farah Bongat, the wife of incumbent mayor John Bongat, has also been rumored to be interested in joining the political fray.

Businessman Fortunato "Tato" Mendoza, on the other hand, who ran for mayor in the previous polls but lost, meantime said that he plans to join Buenafe's team, as a candidate for either vice mayor or city councilor.

Nathan Sergio, a three-term city councilor of Naga City, who also ran for vice mayor in the last election but lost, has also been confirmed to be joining forces with Buenafe.

Meanwhile, in a gathering of political stalwarts last week during the birthday celebration of Nathan Sergio, the issue of the forthcoming election was substantially discussed.

Apart from Mendoza and Sergio, former City Mayor and former Congressman Sulpicio "Cho" Roco, Jr. was also present in the gathering.

As this developed, Buenafe said that at least two incumbent city councilors, two bankers, a doctor, and a lawyer, have shown interest in joining his group.

Other details will follow, Buenafe said.

Buenafe is the organizer of anti-drug and anti-crime advocacy group Bicol Region Against Drugs (BRAD) which has been prominently making the rounds in the different barangays of Naga City and other towns in Camarines Sur.

When reached for her comment on this political development, Farah Bongat laughed it off but continued by saying “pag harani na lang.”

(With report from Oscar Esmenda)

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2 mayors, 1 seat: Bongalonta reassumes office

Left: Bongalonta; Right: Regondola

PILI, Camarines Sur 1/3/18 (Bicol Standard) – Pili Town Mayor Tomas Bongalonta, Jr. appeared before the municipal employees during the flag raising ceremony this morning to inform them that he is reassuming office as the local chief executive.

Bongalonta told the Bicol Standard that aside from the Supreme Court’s status quo ante order which he received on December 28, 2017, the suspension order imposed upon him by the Sandiganbayan expired today, January 3, 2018.

He met with the employees to clarify that he will be in the Mayor’s Office to attend to official business.

Regarding the argument of Acting Vice Mayor Rudel Divinagracia, Bongalonta explained that the suspension order signed by Gov. Migz Villafuerte is not effective since it was not served upon him by an officer of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“I will only respect the said order if it comes from the office of the Interior and Local Government Secretary,” Bongalonta said.

As of this writing, no untoward incidents have been reported to the police after Bongalonta’s new assumption to office.

He added that he instructed the cops assigned in this town to maintain peace and order.

Divinagracia’s side

Meanwhile, Divinagracia told the Bicol Standard that Acting Mayor Nong Regondola has sent a letter addressed to the Provincial Director of the DILG in Camarines Sur to seek clarification on the brewing legal issue.

Acting Mayor Regondola maintains that despite the Supreme Court’s status quo ante order, Bongalonta remains suspended.

This is due to the order of suspension issued by Gov. Villafuerte relative to an administrative complaint filed against Bongalonta.

In a separate interview, Acting Vice Mayor Rudel Divinagracia clarified that another administrative complaint is being readied against Bongalonta for usurpation of public functions due to his forcible assumption to office office and the issuance of numerous office orders.

This is despite the fact that Bongalonta is barred from doing so by the suspension signed by the governor, Divinagracia said.

As of 1 p.m., Regondola’s group is still awaiting for a word from the DILG.

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Albay won't suspend classes today--Bichara


LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) -- The Provincial Government of Albay will not suspend classes as of today, January 3, 2018 at 10:00am, according to Gov. Al Francis Bichara.

Upon conferring with PAGASA, data as of 10:00am today revealed that the volume of rainfall will not cause flooding in the province, he said.

The provincial government will not resort to hasty decisions in order to suspend classes without the recommendation from PAGASA.

Similarly, the public is advised to exercise safety measures and to coordinate with their Local Government Units and/or schools and to stay tuned for further advisories.

UPDATE AS OF 2 P.M.:The local government units of Daraga and Sto. Domingo have suspended classes in their areas of jurisdiction.

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SC: eSubpoena to be strictly implemented in all courts


The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered lower courts nationwide to strictly implement the “eSubpoena System" that is set to go in full swing this year.

This was bared by Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez through Circular No. ‎244-2017 issued last Dec. 21, which ordered the lower courts with connectivity issues to use contingency measures and implement the program immediately.

"Pending full connectivity of all the courts nationwide, those courts which have no signal or are experiencing intermittent internet signals in their stations are directed to use available Internet facilities in their respective areas and utilize the monthly Extraordinary and Miscellaneous Expense Allowance provided the judges in sending the eSubpoena," read the administrative order.

The eSubpoena, an automated notification system that enables the courts to send electronic subpoenas by email to the police witnesses and the units where they are assigned, was approved by the high court in April 2014 in partnership with the Philippine National Police (PNP) as part of the judiciary modernization program.

The system was designed to enhance the administration of justice as it ensures that subpoenas and other notices issued by the courts would reach the concerned police investigator in charge of a case.

Designed for the exclusive use of the court administrators, clerks of court and the PNP through PNP Administrators and Court Process Officers (CPOs), the system will be helpful in monitoring police compliance of subpoenas issued by the court.

Marquez directed all first- and second-level courts that have undergone training for the project to strictly implement the eSubpoena System.

For the implementation of the system, Marquez has likewise tapped the SC's Management Information System Office to handle courts that still do not have accounts or need to restart their password.

The program intended to address the absences of police officers in hearings, which had previously led to the dismissal of thousands of cases -- mostly drug cases -- and the extended detention of suspects that further contribute to jail congestion.

Marquez, who supervises all regional trial courts, metropolitan trial courts, municipal trial courts and other local courts in the country, also reminded the courts and the PNP to strictly accomplish the feedback section in the system.

He lamented that more than 52,000 subjects issued with eSubpoena did not have feedbacks, disabling the effective monitoring of attendance of summoned police officers in court hearings.

According to the guidelines of the “e-Subpoena System”, the PNP will use its Database, particularly its website, in serving subpoenas to police officers appearing or named as witnesses in criminal cases. The courts, through the court administrator, will send the various subpoenas to particular PNP units in the PNP identified website or via e-mail.

The assigned court personnel shall enter the details regarding a subpoena to be issued to police offices in the Data Base of the PNP using the computer-generated form known as e-Subpoena Form, which was prepared for the purpose.

The e-Subpoena form is sent by the assigned court personnel at least five days before the scheduled hearing of the case, or within one day from the order of the court for the service of subpoenaduces tecum or subpoena ad testificandum.

However, it is the primary responsibility of the Chief of Police in every police station to acknowledge the issued subpoena, inform the concerned PNP personnel and ensure his attendance in court.

The Court Process Officer (CPO), as the key responsible officer, shall acknowledge the subpoena sent by the court and undertake immediate action to locate the PNP personnel concerned, inform him and cause the personal receipt of the subpoena as final proof of service.

The police stations, through the CPO and/or PNP National Headquarters through the DIDM, will give feedback on the availability or non-availability of the police officer concerned within three working days from receipt. Otherwise, any feedback regarding the concerned police officer will be disclosed during the scheduled hearing of the case as indicated in the Subpoena Form.

The courts will then update the system if the PNP personnel attended or did not attend the court proceedings. Meanwhile, the Chiefs of Offices shall ensure the timely delivery of subpoenas and the appearance of all concerned PNP personnel.

Earlier, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said this is meant to hasten the resolution of cases is the eSubpoena System.

“This system replaces the snail mail method, whereby paper subpoenas often fail to reach police witnesses on time. Without the apprehending police witnesses, judges are forced to dismiss cases, especially in buy-bust operations,” Sereno added.

The eSubpoena System was first used in selected courts in Quezon City, Lapu-Lapu, and Angeles City in 2015 and 2016. This resulted in a high attendance rate of police witnesses at 97 percent in Quezon City and 77 percent in all three areas combined. (PNA)
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SORSOGON | 9.5-hour power interruption scheduled


SORSOGON CITY 1/3/17 (Bicol Standard) -- A 9.5-hour power interruption will affect parts of Sorsogon province serviced by SORECO I and II on January 4.

This was announced by the the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines in a news release this morning.

The power interruption is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Replacement of rotten poles along Sorsogon- Bulan 69kV transmission line is cited as the reason for the interruption.

NGCP said it will exert all efforts to restore power earlier or as scheduled.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

TRO sa STL sa 10ng banwaan kan CSur, dadangogon sa Enero 4


PILI, Camarines Sur (Bicol Standard) -- Dadangogon asin rerepasohon ni Judge Vivencio Gregorio G. Atutubo III kan Branch 32 sa Regional Trial Court sa Pili, Camarines Sur an mga argumento asin mga rason kan mga petitioners asin respondents sa STL operations sa 10ng banwaan digdi, sa hearing na itinalaan sa fecha 4 kan Enero, alas 2:00 nin hapon.

Maroromdoman na kan Diciembre 15 kan nagtalikod na taon, nag paluwas nin Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) si Atutubo contra sa Evenchance Gaming Corporation, tanganing ontokon an saindang operasyon sa 10ng banwaan kan provincia.

Kabale sa mga lugar na ini na may TRO an STL operations kan Evenchance Gaming Corporation iyo an Pasacao, Minalabac, Milaor, San Fernando, Bato, Del Gallego, Buhi, Siruma asin Lagonoy, na kun saen an saindang mga alkalde nag firma sa sarong petisyon sa RTC na naghohorot na papundohon an STL sa saindang mga lugar.

An mga alkalde kan mga banwaan na nasambit gabos ka-alyado kan Capitolyo Provincial.

Mientrastanto, para matimbang na maray kun nagkakanigo na mag issue an jusgado nin injunction o dai, sinugo kan juwes an mga petitioners asin respondent na Evenchance Gaming Corporation na mag file nin copya kan saindang mga judicial affidavits kan saindang mga testigo, kun igwa, limang aldaw antes kan hearing na nakatalaan na hearing kan petition sa Enero 4.



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54 injured by firecrackers in Bicol


LEGAZPI CITY 1/2/18 (Bicol Standard)--Fifty-four victims of firecrackers were recorded by the Police Regional office 5 between December 16, 2017 to 8 a.m. of January 2, 2018.

The firecrackers that caused the injuries were piccolo, kwitis, five star, luces, tiny tong, and improvised lantaka, the police said.

Both Albay and Camarines Norte have 17 victims each, Camarines Sur 16, and Naga City 4.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Milaor most wanted for robbery with homicide arrested


MILAOR, Camarines Sur 1/1/18 (BICOL STANDARD) -- The combined police operatives led by P03 Randy Sola of this town and PO3 Arnel Preconcillo of Pili, MPS have arrested Cyrus Bandola y Garinga, the principal suspect in the Robbery with Homicide case which is pending with the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Naga City.

PO3 Sola told the BICOL STANDARD that the said suspect is considered as the number 1 Most Wanted person here, due to the said case.

Judge Leo Intia, Presiding Judge of Branch 37 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) has not recommended bail for the release of the said suspect.

The suspect was arrested at 9:30 am, yesterday (Dec. 31).

He is presently detained at the Milaor MPS, but will be turned over to the court for proper disposition of the case.



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Eight houses razed by New Year's Day fire in Naga City

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NAGA CITY 1/1/18 (Bicol Standard)--At least eight houses were consumed by fire early morning on New Year's Day at Zone 3, Igualdad, Naga City. Of the eight, six were totally burned and two were partially burned.

The fire was recorded at around 2 a.m, the police said.

Reportedly, the fire was intentionally set, according to the victims.

The same victims said that although the Bureau of Fire Protection was able to respond early, the fire equipment was out of order.

They also told the Bicol Standard that the fire consumed all their belongings.

Meantime, Chin Po Tong Volunteer Fire Brigade also responded to the incident.

There were no casualties in the fire.

Fire out was declared at 3:37 a.m.

As of this writing, investigation is still being conducted.
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Sunday, December 31, 2017

IWAS PAPUTOK | DOH advises parents, guardians to be more vigilant


The Department of Health (DOH) today strongly advised parents and caregivers to be more vigilant and never let their children buy or use fireworks or firecrackers.

“It is best to coordinate with local officials in your barangay to identify the designated public fireworks display in your area to avoid injuries arising from exploding fireworks or firecrackers.” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said, adding that these activities are better handled by experts.

The health chief added that under Executive Order No. 28 series of 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered communities to organize public display of fireworks in order to minimize the risk of injuries and casualties.

Under EO No. 28, a display of fireworks qualifies as a community fireworks display if it complies with all of the following conditions:
a. It is conducted on the occasion or as part of a celebration, competition, or similar event in a venue other than a place of residence;
b. It is conducted under the supervision of a trained person duly-licensed by the Philippine National Police;
c. It is allowed by the municipality/city concerned through a permit specifying the date and time of the fireworks display and the specific area in which the display will be conducted, in conformity with national standards, rules and regulations.

Sec. 2 of RA 7183 enumerates the types of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices that may be manufactured, sold and distributed in the country. Some of these are Baby rocket, Bawang, Small triangulo, Pulling of strings, Paper caps, El Diablo, Kwitis, Sparklers, Luces, Fountain, Trompillo, Airwolf, Roman candle and other similar devices.

Meanwhile, from December 21-29 of this year, there are now 72 fireworks-related injuries recorded. This is 59% (104 cases) lower than the five-year average (2012-2016) and 40% (48 cases) lower than the same period last year. There was no reported death. Also, there were no cases of fireworks ingestion and stray bullet injuries.

Majority (96% or 69 cases) of all cases were males. Most (76% or 55) cases were active users and 75% (54 cases) occurred in the streets. Top injury sites include hand (68%), eye (15%), head (10%), neck and legs (4% each). Other victims were injured in multiple body parts.
Majority (82%, 59 cases) of the cases sustained blast injuries without amputation while 15% (11 cases) are eye injuries. Age of cases ranged from 11 months to 62 years.

Top fireworks-causing injury are piccolo (61%), boga (8%), kwitis (6%) and whistle bomb (4%). Others were due to illegal fireworks.

Of the total 72 cases, majority were from the National Capital Region (38), followed by Western Visayas (9), Bicol Region (8), and Central Visayas (5).

At the National Capital Region, Manila has the most (21) number of cases, followed by Mandaluyong City and Quezon City with 4 cases each, Valenzuela City (3 cases), while Las Piñas City and Pasig City has 2 cases each.

“Fireworks injuries are preventable. Safe and secured public display of fireworks is one alternative to reducing injuries and deaths,” Duque concluded.
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RETRATO | Pag-inspeksyon kan mga paputok

Naglibot an mga miembro kan Naga City Police Office para mag-inspeksyon kan mga pinapabakal na paputok ngonian na fecha 31 kan Diciembre. (Mga retrato kan Hipatura Uno)





Naglibot an mga pulis kan Hipatura Uno kan Naga City Police Office para mag-inspeksyon kan mga pinapabakal na paputok ngonian na fecha 31 kan Diciembre.

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2018 Holidays in the Philippines


January 1, 2018, Monday – New Year's Day
March 29, 2018 – Maundy Thursday 
March 30, 2018 – Good Friday
April 9, 2018, Monday – Araw ng Kagitingan 
May 1, 2018, Tuesday – Labor Day 
June 12, 2018, Tuesday – Independence Day
August 27, 2018, last Monday of August – National Heroes' Day 
November 30, 2018, Friday – Bonifacio Day
December 25, 2018, Tuesday – Christmas Day 
December 30, 2018, Sunday – Rizal Day

Special (non-working) days:

February 16, 2018, Friday – Chinese New Year 
February 25, 2018, Sunday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
March 31, 2018 – Black Saturday 
August 21, 2018, Tuesday – Ninoy Aquino Day 
November 1, 2018, Thursday – All Saints' Day 
December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary 
December 31, 2018, Monday – last day of the year

Additional special (non-working) holidays:

November 2, 2018, Friday 
December 24, 2018, Monday
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DPWH-Bicol is certified smoke free establishment


The Local Government Unit of Legazpi City, Albay has certified the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bicol Regional Office (DPWH Region 5) as 100 percent Smoke-Free Establishment.

The certification signed by Mayor Noel E. Rosal, Chairperson of Smoke-Free Legazpi City, was received by DPWH Region 5 Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Flocerpida B. Azotea in a ceremony held recently at Kenzon Function Hall, Legazpi City.

In his message at the DPWH flag raising ceremony, Regional Director Danilo E. Versola expressed his sincerest gratitude to the DPWH workforce, particularly the male officials and employees for their cooperation in making DPWH Region 5 Office a smoke-free zone.

“For an office like DPWH which is dominated in numbers by male employees, the no-smoking policy is a huge challenge,” added Director Versola.

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Legazpi City issued City Ordinance No. 0007-2009 as part of the initiative to enact anti-smoking laws in accordance with Article 2, Section 15 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution that mandates the state to protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them.

Legazpi City Ordinance No. 0007-2009 aims to regulate and promote a healthful environment and protect the citizens, especially the youth, from the hazards of tobacco and, at the same time, ensure that the interests of others are not adversely compromised.

To ensure strict compliance to this policy, Mayor Rosal formed an enforcement team called the Legazpi City Smoke-Free Unit. The unit has 459 deputized agents who shall apprehend persons who will violate the ordinance within the City’s jurisdiction.

The giving of awards and certification to deserving private and government establishments is part of Legazpi City’s intensified awareness campaign to promote a clean and healthy environment in workplaces.

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Construction worker drowns in Sorsogon City


SORSOGON CITY 12/31/17 (Bicol Standard)--A 22-year-old construction worker was found dead after having drowned at Barangay Gatbo, Bacon District, this city, Friday morning.

In a report to the Bicol Standard from PSupt. Edison A. Dumangas, Chief of Police of Sorsogon City, he said the victim Aljon Galvez Belaro was found in the mangrove area.

Prior to the incident, the victim attended a batch reunion and engaged in a drinking spree with a batchmate.

He reportedly fell asleep at the back portion of the house, which is adjacent to the river.

His lifeless body was later found at the seashore of said place.

The cadaver of the victim was brought to San Antonio Funeral Homes, Barangay Talisay, this city, for autopsy.


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UP Harong to hold 22nd Academic Festival in Naga City


NAGA CITY 12/31/17 (Bicol Standard) -- The University of the Philippines Harong (UP Harong) will hold the 22nd Academic Festival this coming January 3-6, 2018 at Ateneo de Naga - Junior High School and Robinsons Place Naga.

The 22nd UP Harong Academic Festival is a regional competition predicated on developing academic excellence and social awareness of the youth. On its 22nd year, the AcadFest aims to reinforce the Philippine Contemporary Arts especially to the youth with the theme, Redirecting the Light: Focusing the Youth’s Mindset Towards the Empowerment of the Philippine Contemporary Arts.

The 22nd UP Harong Academic Festival is in partnership with City Government of Naga, Iriga City Official, Ateneo de Naga University Junior High School, Robinsons Place Naga, and Asiawise Study Center, Inc. in Cooperation with

Willprint Graphics Centre, Inc., also Brought to you by Nissin Ramen.

The official media sponsors are Bicol Standard and Naga City Guide.

With special thanks to: Myk Gregory Albao, Mica Marie Dudero, Fredrik Faurillo, Abigail Lanzuela, Bryan James Masalunga, Caselyn Jane Ponon, and Barbie Jane Rosales.

Registration will be on January 3, 7:30 AM onwards at the Ateneo de Naga - Junior High School.






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