Friday, January 26, 2018

Isyu ki Mocha Uson, makakatabang sa turismo kan Albay – DOT


ni Vince Villar

Legazpi City (Bicol Standard) - Nagtutubod si Department of Tourism (DOT) Bicol Regional Director Benjamin Santiago na dakula an maitatatabang kan isyu kan pagkasala ni Mocha Uson na sabihon na na yaon sa Naga an bulkang Mayon imbes na sa Albay.

Sa intrivista sa opisyal, sinabi kaini na  maski pa ngani negatibo an kinaluwasan kan simpleng pagkasala kan Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary, positibo man an epekto kaini sa turismo kan probinsiya.

Kun hihilingon, sagkod ngonyan, lakop pa giraray an social media, lalo na an Facebook,  nin pagtuyaw sa blogger na nagin government official.

Napapaulok na sana suboot si Santiago kan mahiling an mga edited photos kan Mayon na kun saen saen na sanang parte kan kinaban naka abot.

Alagad may maray man suboot na epekto ini huli ta mas urog na madakol an nakaka aram kan pinag uurgulyong tourist spot kan Albay na maresulta sa pagdakol nin mga turista.

“The more they talk about it, the more na nagiging popular an Mayon sa mga bako taga Albay,” pahayag ni Santiago.

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ORAGON NA BOKSINGERO | Search on for fresh boxing talent in Sorsogon


SORSOGON CITY (Bicol Standard)--Around 200 boxers from Luzon are expected to compete in the preliminaries of the Philippine Sports Commission-Pacquiao Amaterur Boxing Cup, which will take place at the Sorsogon National High School Gymnasium on January 27-28, 2018.

Several of the participants have already arrived in this city, which also happens to be the home of rising boxing star Michael Farenas.

"We will continue to help the sports development in Sorsogon and I would like to thank the Philippine Sports Commission for choosing us to be the host city in this grassroots sports program. We are proud to have a world champion in Michael Farenas. But, it's time na may kasunod na, dahil napakalaki ng potential ng ating mga atleta at kabataan sa Sorsogon," Gov. Bobet Lee Rodrigueza said.

Sorsogon has also produced basketball stars like Dante Gonzalgo and Beau Belga, Rodrigueza said.

The search for fresh boxing talent has thirteen stops across the country before the finals in Pacquiao's home province of Sarangani on May 5.
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

PATANID: Maging alerto asin preparado huli sa pag uran


LEGAZPI CITY – Nagpatanid an Philippine Atmospheric Geophisical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) sa mga nag-eestar sa pamitisan kan bulkan Mayon na maging preparado sa pig lalaoman na pagbulos kan uran, na dara kan nagbibilog na maraot na panahon.

Ngonian na hapon, nareparo na an paghibog kan panganoron, na posibleng magdara nin uran na pwedeng maging causa kan pagdarosdos kan natitipon nang mga lahar sa abaga asin pamitisan kan bulkan.

An mga lugar na pwedeng maafectaran kan pagbulos kan lahar iyo an Maiisi, Bonga asin Buyuan channels.

Sinabi ni Paul Alanis, kan Science and Research Develooment kan Phivolcs na labas pang maray an lahar na natambak sa abaga kan Mayon, kaya kun magkusog an bulos kan uran, madali sana ining magdalihig pasiring sa ibaba.

Maroromdoman na kan enot na mga taon, dakul an mga tawo na napeligrohan an buhay, kan magdarosdos an lahar asin iba pang volcanic debris, pasiring sa mga nasaharababang lugar.

Nangyari an siring na incidente kan taon 2000 asin 2001, na nagkaigwa nin grabeng lahar flow.

Huli sa maraot na panahon na naheling kan PAGASA sa may parte kan Mindanao, nagpatanid si Cedric Daep PRRRMC sa Albay na kaipohan pirmeng priparado an mga tawo.

Si Melvin Almojuela, forecaster kan PAGASA, nagsabi na pwedeng dai man maging bagyo an low pressure area (LPA) sa may parte kan Mindanao. (Ni. Vince Villar)
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Danyos kan Mayon eruption sa agrikultura, sobra P100 million na - PDRRMC


LEGAZPI CITY  Nagdadakula na an danyos na sinasapar kan agriculture sector sa Albay dara kan padagos na pagtuga kan bulkang Mayon.

Dr. Cedric Daep

Sa report kan Provincial Agriculture Office sa PDRRMC, sobra P100 million na an production loss kan mga paraoma nin paroy, mais, asin niyog sa mga apektadong lugar.

Segun kay Dr. Cedric Daep kan APSEMO, inisyal pa sana an record ninda asin posibleng madugangan pa huli ta dae pa nagsusumiter an ibang mga munisipyo asin siyudad na apektado.

Sa rice production sana, 2, 044 na mga paraoma na an apektado sa laog kan
2, 933.8 na ektarya.

11, 735 metric tons nin kaparuyan an naraot na katumbas kan P73, 345, 150.00.

Sa mais, 36 na paraoma kan 36.41 ektarya an apektado asin abuton sa 241.3 metric tons an naraot nagpalugi sainda nin P7,573, 696.00.

Sa Niyog, Ligao City asin Oas pa sana an nakapgsumiter nin report, alagad, wara pang estimated cost of damages

4.67 hectares an naapektaran sa Ligao City mantang 244 hectares na sa Oas.

Sa mga gulay asin iba pang root crops, 3, 092 na paraoma an nalereishi mantang nasa  805 na ektarya an nadanyaran.

 Uminabot ini sa  35, 998 metric tons o Kantidad P19, 814,070.00.

Sa ngonyan, segun kay Daep,  nakikipag koordinar na suboot an Provincial Agriculture office sa mga ahensyas kan DOLE asin TESDA ngani matawan livelihood an mga naapektarang mga paraoma.

Nagsumiter naman suboot an Regional office kan Department of Agriculture (DA) sa saindang central Office nin 64 million worth of proposal ngani matawan nin livelihood options an mga paraoma.
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Big bang sa Mayon, Posible pa - Philvolcs


LEGAZPI CITY  Bako pa harayo na magkaigwa nin mas dakulang pagsabog o inaapod na "Big Bang" an bulkan Mayon maski pa ngani paminsan minsan nagbabawas ini nin pressure sa paagi kan episodic lava fountaining sa nakalihis na pirang aldaw.

Si Mr. Paul Alanis kan Philvolcs, Science and Research Department

Segun kay Mr Paul Alanis, kan Science and Research development kan Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology o PHILVOLCS, an garu pattern na nahihiling kan mga tawo sa Mayon, na kada ika 4 o 5 na oras nagtutuga, an saru suboot na sistema kan bulkan na garu nagrere-charge o nagtitipon nin kusog ngani bumuga utro.

Depende sa natitipon kaining kusog, iyo an mahihiling na dakulang amount kan ash column asin lava fountaining na mahihiling sa crater o bunganga kan bulkan.

Sa paaging ini, nababawasan an pressure kan bulkan.

Alagad, dae suboot pwedeng ipag kampante ini kan mga Albayano dahil ta may nahihiling pa sindang senyales nin magma na nag iitaas na pwedesir magresulta nin major eruption.

Enot ng sinabi ni Dir Renato Solidum na an pagtuga kan Mayon ngonyan an maikukumpara sa nangyari kan taong 1968, 1984, 2000 asin 2001 na matapos an pirang aldaw na lava fountaining nagkaigwa pa man liwat nin major eruption.

Sa presente, nagtitiner pa liwat sa alert level 4 an bulkan huli ta kun pagbabasehan an mga seismic signals na napag oobserbaran kan ahensiya, harayo pang isakat ini sa level 5.
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Tabang sa Albay, mabulos pa - OCD Dir. Yucot


LEGAZPI CITY  Siniguro ni Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Bicol Regional Director Claudio Yucot na dakol pa an mabulos  na tabang sa mga biktima kan pagtuga kan bulkang Mayon sa Albay.

Sa Intrivista sa opisyal, sinabi kaini na  piglalauman na ninda na posibleng umabot pa sagkod duwa o tulong bulan an kalamidad na nangyayari sa probinsiya kun kaya nag preparar na an saindang central office nin augmentaion fund na pwedeng iluwas anuman na oras na kaipuhanon.

Inihayag ni RD Yucot na inisyalmente, nag abot na sa P26 million na kantidad nin mga food and non food items an naipaluwas ninda katabang an DSWD asin DOH.

Dakol pa suboot na maarabot na tabang sa mga masunod na aldaw.

Sa katotoohan, nag abot na asin andam ng idistribwer an 31,000 na dust mask para sa mga apektado kan ash fall sa Camalig, Guinobatan, Ligao City, Oas, asin Polangui.

May piglalauman pa sindang 69,000 na pidaso huli ta 100,000 an hinagad niya.

Madurar nin 3 sagkod 4 na aldaw man an paggamit kan mask na ini.

Apwera kaiyan, igwa pang  nakatalaan na delivery nin 5,000 na sako nin bagas ngonyan na semana.

Miyentrastanto, ipigbida ni Yucot an kahandaan kan gabos na Disaster Response Team kan OCD kun en caso mag abot sa alert level 5 an pagtuga kan Mayon.

Suboot may mga contingency plans na sinda na gigibuhon katabang an AFP, PNP, DPWH, BFP asin iba pa ngani umaksyon sa anuman na maraot na senaryong mangyayari. 

Kun mangyari ini, saru sa panakamtinding evacuation na pwedeng gibuhon ninda iyo an sentro kan Camalig na igwa nin sobra 34,000 na populasyon apwera pa sa ibang lugar na laog sa 10kms extended danger zone.
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Rep Batocabe: Dai pag gamiton an classroom na evacuation center


ni Vince Villar

Legazpi City - Piglinaw ni Ako Bicol Partylist Representative Rodel Batocabe an saiyang punto kun ngata ta ipinangapudan niya sa paagi kan priviledge speech sa Kamara de Representantes na dae na pagamiton sa mga evacuees an mga eskwelahan.

Ini matapos na makarisibi nin negatibong opinyon an dapat kuta reparo man sana kan kongresista ngani mapakaray an sistema kan pag ebakwar kan mga tawo sa salbadong lugar nin dae nadidistorbo an klase.

Sa intrivista ki Batocabe, sinabi kaini na imbes kuta pahalion an mga aki sa mga classrooms, magtagama na sana nin fundo an gobyerno sa pagpagibo nin mga temporary living quarters o kaya mga tent na masisirungan kan mga evacuees.

Tinawan doon niya na sa pagtuga kan bulkan dae man kaipo an matibay na edificio kundi an mairayo sana an mga tawo sa peligro.

Sa sistema ngonyan, pinapahali sa classroom an mga maestra asin eskwela alagad ginigibuhan nin mga Temporary Learning Spaces o TLS.

Apwera kan temporaryo, kaipuhan pang magpagibo na nin dakol na mga permanenteng evacuation center na pwede sa maski anong klaseng kalamidad.

Kaya suboot ining mangyari kung pagtatarabangan kan mga ahensiya kan DPWH, DSWD, DepEd asin lokal na gobyerno.

Sabi ni Batocabe na dae na kaipuhan nin bagong lehislasyon para sa bagay na ini kundi an inisyatibo na sana kan gabos.

Mientrastanto sinda sa kongreso, sisiguruhon na matatawan budget an para sa mga proyektong siring kaini.
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PD Biares: Pulis bawal sa bulangan


NAGA CITY – Maisog an direktiba hale ki Camarines Sur PNP Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Jerry Biares sa gabos na pulis na dai maglaog sa mga bulangan asin iba pang aling-alingan, ta an mapatunayan na magbalga kan reglamentong ini may kabaeng na magabat na kastigo.

Ini an ipinahayag ni Biares sa intrevista kan Bicol Standard, para linawon an gustong sabihon kan mga itinaplak na patanid sa mga bulangan, na asin iba pang lugar na aling-alingan, na nagtutukar kan nasambit na pagbawal.

Sabi pa ni Sr. Supt. Biares na dai maduwaduwa an saiyang opisina na ipaotod an magabat na kastigo sa mga mabalga kan kasuguan, na hale mismo ki PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

An directibang ini pinalakop na sag abos na mga municipal police stations tanganing ibalangibog asin maaraman kan gabos na nasa servicio sa PNP.

Sa presente, pig momonitor ngonian kan saiyang officina an gabos na aktibidad sa mga banwaan sa obheto na mamantinir na trangkilo an bilog na Provincia kan Camarines Sur.

Sa Sorsogon


Mientrastanto si Police Director Sr. Supt. Marlon Tejada nagpaluwas man kan siring na patanid sa saiyang mga nasasakopan.

Mas mahiwas an sakop kan directiba ni Tejada, nin huli ta afuera kan mga bulangan, pinapangalad pa niya sag abos na pulis na maglaog sa mga videoke bar, beer house, asin kabaeng na mga lugar.

Enot kaini, pinaguiromdom ni Tejada na aktibo an mga rebelde sa Sorsogon, asin nagkapira nang incidente an nangyari na nasa karaoke bar an napipiligrohan na tawohan ninda.

Tangani suboot na maibitaran na may kadisgrasya sa grupo kan pulis, sabi ni Tejada, sakop kan patanid an mga lugar, siring kan karaoke bar.

Positibo man na pig recibe kan mga pulis an siring na direktiba.
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Nag ikit 20ng pidasong Knorr beef cubes sa supermart, tiklo kan sekyu



NAGA CITY – Dai matugkad na supog an sinapo kan 27 anyos na residente kan Barangay Sto. Domingo, Milaor, Camarines Sur kan siya bitbiton sa presinto kan pulis huli sa casong paghabas nin 20ng pidaso nin Knorr Beef Cubes kasuodma.

An suspechado nabisto sa pangaran na Mark Francis Aguilar y Albano.

Dinara sa Police Station 1 kan Naga City Police Office.

An nakadakop ki Aguilar iyo an security guard sa LCC Supermarket, na nasa Barangay Igualdad.

Kan siya tukloon kan sekyu, nakua sa saiyang poder, sa laog kan saiyang darang bag an mga inikit na paninda na kantidad P580.00.

Nangyari ini poco mas o menos alas 10:09 nin aga (Enero 24).

An nagdakop ki Aguilar iyo si Jeffrey Barnido y Hallare, an awtorisadong representante asin security supervisor kan LCC Supermarket.

Sasangatan siya nin casong Theft.

Nakikimaherak an suspechado na dai na siya kasohan asin nag promisa na dai na maotro asin mabakli na man.

Mayo pang report kun siya papatawadon kan nasambit na kasalan, mantang sinusurat an report na ini.
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Ligao City native is new PH Ambassador to Vatican

Photo via Ilustrado Magazine via DFA

MANILA (Bicol Standard)--Grace Relucio Princesa, who is from Ligao City, Albay, is the new Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican.

Fondly called "Nanay Amba," she worked as assistant secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs' Legislative Liaison Unit, according to the CBCP News.

She also has over 20 years in Philippine diplomatic service.

Nanay Amba was appointed as Ambasador to the Holy See by President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Cam Norte, naghahanda na para sa Bantayog Festival, Founding Anniversary


DAET, Camarines Norte (Bicol Standard) -- Nagsimula na ang paghahanda ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Camarines Norte para sa ika-14 na Bantayog Festival at ika-98 Founding Anniversary ng probinsya.

Ito ay ayon sa utos ni Gob. Egay Tallado, na naglalayon na maging maayos at maganda ang pagdiriwang ngayong taon.

Nitong nakaraang Martes, nagpulong ang Provincial Tourism Opertions Division sa pamumuno ni Ginoong Bong Palma kasama ang mga komitiba tulad ng Committees on Specific Activities, Committees on Logistics at iba pang Support Functions. Ito ay upang ilahad ang mga plano para sa malaking okasyon na dinadaluhan hindi lamang ng mga taga Camarines Norte, kung hindi pati ng mga galing sa ibang probinsya at bansa.

Ang Bantayog Festival at Founding Anniversary ng Camarines Norte ay ipinagdiriwang tuwing buwan ng Abril.

Tampok dito ang mga makukulay na mga parada, sayawan, at mga patimpalak.

Binibigyan din ng pagpapahalaga si Gat Jose Rizal, na inalayan ng bantayog sa Daet, Camarines Norte, dalawang taon pa lamang matapos ang kanyang pagkabaril.
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Catanduanes honors SAF hero Max Jim Tria


VIRAC, Catanduanes (Bicol Standard)--Police Chief Inspector Max Jim R. Tria of this province, who is known as the "Last Man Standing" in the Mamasapano clash, was honored during his third year death anniversary at Catanduanes State University this morning.

Tria was a member of the elite unit of the Philippine National Police(PNP), Special Action Force (SAF), and was among those killed in the bloody encounter.

He took his elementary and secondary education at the Catanduanes State Colleges(CSC) now CSU from June 1994 to March 2005, according to Edna Bagadiong of the Philippine Information Agency.

Tria had been with the PNP since 2005. He was a PNPA graduate of BS Public Safety.

Invited in the occasion were Gov. Joseph Cua, Cong. Cesar Sarmiento, Mayor Samuel Laynes, PSSupt. Felix Servita, and relatives of the late cop.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ARTS AND CULTURE | Kabulig Writers Prize deadline nears


The KABULIG-Bikol Inc. is now accepting entries for the inaugural Girok Poetry Writing Contest 2018. KABULIG Bikol, Inc. is a non-profit organization, non-government organization composed of writers in Naga and Camarines Sur dedicated to supporting and promoting Bikol arts and culture. Kabulig, meaning one who shares or helps in an endeavor, took off in 1999 as a loose and informal association, and was re-organized in May 2012. It has been the most sustained Bikol literary organization in the last decade and has produced and supported many of the present crop of writers actively writing in the Bikol languages.

GUIDELINES:

1. The Contest is open to all Bikolnon writers, within and outside the region, except for the members of Kabulig-Bikol Inc.;
2. Entrants must submit an accomplished application form, available at the KABULIG Bikol FB page together with the official contest entry(1 poem per entry);
3. All entries must be submitted via email at girok_erotika@yahoo.com on or before February 8, 2018;
4. Entries must be original, in a Bikol language (Bikol-Rinconada, Albay, Partido, Sentral, Catandungan, Minasbate etc.), unpublished and must adhere to the Girok-Erotika theme; 
5. Entrants are free to use different poetry forms such as prose poem (proem) etc., except metrical romance, metrical tale, and epic poem; 
6. Entries must be typed and formatted on 8 ½ x 11” or letter-sized paper. Poems may be single or double spaced
7. Entrant’s name, address, email address and phone number should not appear on the entry file;
8. Entries will be evaluated and judged by selected members of the Kabulig-Bikol Inc.;
9. Awarding of winners will be held during the Girok 4 Poetry reading on February 25, 2018 at Naga City.
10. Winners will receive:
1st Prize Winner 3,000 thousand pesos + Certificate +Medal and Books
2nd Prize Winner 2,000 thousand pesos + Certificate +Medal and Books
3rd Prize Winner 1,000 thousand pesos + Certificate + Medal and Books

Five Consolation prizes 500 hundred pesos + Certificate

For queries please email us at kabuligbikolinc@gmail.com or contact Elbert O. Baeta/ 09096571786, Jerome M. Hipolito/09985664733
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Safe areas for viewing Mayon's eruption

Photo: Phivolcs
 The Albay Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) has suggested safe public areas for viewing the eruption of Mayon Volcano.

These include:

Lignon Hill - 11.6 km from Mayon
Cagsawa Ruins - 10.5 km from Mayon
Legazpi Boulevard - 16 km from Mayon
Daraga Church - 12.5 km from Mayon
Estanza - 15.6 km from Mayon
Taysan Hills - 15 km from Mayon

Meantime, said office has been receiving calls from various embassies inquiring about the presence of their respective nationals in the area.

In view of this, PTCAO is setting up hotline numbers for our foreign guests and tourism stakeholders to contact for assistance or concerns relative to Mayon Volcano's activity.

Landline : (052) 742-0241 and (052) 742-0242
Mobile: 09285208748
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Despite calamity, education remains priority--Gov. Bichara

Photo: Albay PIO
LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard)--"Education is lifetime. The Mayon Volcano eruption is short-term."

This is how Albay Gov. Al Francis Bichara gives premium to education despite the calamity in a press statement regarding the suspension or lifting of suspension of classes.

Bichara, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Chairman emphasized that said suspension or lifting of suspension will be "selective and localized depending on the prevailing situations in the affected areas."

"The respective Mayors of affected cities and municipalities have been authorized to make the decisions as to said suspension and/or lifting of suspension of classes based on their intelligent and prudent judgement," the statement reads.

"This set-up is designed to make the suspension of classes most responsive to the present emergency situation and will not unnecessarily disrupt the regular schedule of classes and academic calendar," he explained.

Alert level 4 remains in effect over the volcano, as of this afternoon.

Meanwhile, asked about the calamity funds earlier today, Bichara stated: “We are using every centavo from the savings of the province for the food and water of the evacuees. We are also coordinating with many agencies for donations and deployment of volunteer workers such as nurses to assist the evacuees."
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PHOTOS | Ashfall in Guinobatan, Albay

Photos of the ashfall in Guinobatan, Albay grabbed from the Facebook account of Mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco




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Report overpriced face masks--DTI Bicol

Photo courtesy of Mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco of Guinobatan
Legazpi City--The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Bicol has advised residents who were sold overpriced face masks to report the same to their office.

This is in relation to the continued restiveness of Mayon Volcano.

Bhem Berango, Information Officer of the agency, said they are currently studying the sanctions that may be imposed upon those who sell overpriced commodities during the calamity.

Even if face masks are not among the prime commodities, it is important to the health of those affected by the ashfall, thus may not be taken advantage of by entrepreneurs.

DTI has already deployed its team to monitor the prices of said items.

Meantime, Berango said that the price freeze of prime commodities remains in effect due to Albay's being under a State of Calamity.

The office explained that the price freeze will last for 60 days, should the status remain.

Among the products covered by the price freeze are canned goods, salt, coffee refills, evaporated and condensed milk, powdered milk, powder and bar soap, bottled mineral water, and noodles.

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Overpriced na face mask, ireport sa DTI

Photo courtesy of Mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco of Guinobatan, Albay

ni Vince Villar

Legazpi City – Nag-aviso an Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bicol sa mga residenteng napabakalan nin mga overpriced na face mask na magreport sa saindang opisina ngani na maaksyunan.

Segun kay Ms. Bhem Beranggo, tagapagtaram kan ahensiya, pag aadalan ninda base sa Consumers Act of the Philippines kung anong sanction an pwede nindang ipataw sa mga nagtitinda nin siring na produkto sa panahon nin kalamidad.

Sinabi kaini, na maski bako parte kan prime commodities an face mask, importante ining proteksyon sa salud kan mga naapektaran kan ash fall na dara kan pagtuga kan bulking Mayon kun kaya dae pwedeng aprobitsaran ini kan mga negosyante.

Sa presente, pigpapahiro na kan DTI an saindang monitoring team ngani mabantayan an kasong ini.

Miyentrastanto, nagpagirumdom man si Beranggo na nagtitinir nan aka price freeze ngonyan an mga pangenot na barakalon huli sa deklarasyon kan State of Calamity sa Albay.

Paliwanag kn opisya, dagkod na dae pigbabawi nin amay, madurar nin sagkod 60 aldaw an price freeze.

An mga produktong sakop kan pagpugol sa paglangkaw kan presyo iyo an mga delata, asin, kape, evaporada, condensada, powdered milk, powder and bar soap, bottled mineral water, asin noodles.
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Swiss national, nagpirit makarani sa lava front, inarestar


ni Vince Villar

Sto. Domingo, Albay -Napugulan na makalaog sa delikadong porsyon kan bulkang Mayon an sarung Swiss National asin kaiba kaining Pinoy na tourguide  matapos maarestar kan pulisya sa Brgy. Lidong, Sto. Dominggo, Albay.

Nangyari ini, alas 10:00 nin Martes na aga, Enero 23, 2018.

Sa istorya ni PCI Arthur Gomez, tagapagtaram kan Albay PNP, presenteng nagkukundusir nin pagpatrolya an mga kapulisan sa mismong porsyon kan 6 kms permanent danger zone kan bulkan kan igwang mag-osep na concern citizen manungod sa nagpipirit maglaog na dayuhan.

Sa pagtatabangan kan SWAT Team kan Legazpi City asin mga personahe kan Sto Domingo PNP , tulos na naarestar an duwa na nagbalo pa suboot kutang magpatago.

Binisto an dayuhan na si Christian Ryme, 51 anyos, taga Switzerland mantang an Pinoy tourguide iyo si Randy Longasa, taga Brgy. Padang, Legazpi City.

Napag araman na gustong mahiling kan dayuhan nin mas haranihan an lava flow kaya nagpirit makarani sa puro kan lava flow.

Dae naman nahaloy sa kustudiya kan pulisya an duwa dahil ta matapos pasabutan na bawal an paglaog sa lugar huli kan pagtuga kan Mayon, tulos na pina uli na an mga ini.

Miyentrastanto, dae kuntentado si Mayor Herbie Aguas na basang sana pinalibre an duwa na wara lamang sanction.

Segun digdi, lokal na gobyerno an mababasol kun may nangyari sa mga ini kun kaya dapat na maturuan leksyon ngani dae pangarugan kan iba.

Dae naabutan kan Alkalde an duwa huli ta nag atinder nin  Press briefing sa PDRRMC office sa Legazpi City.

Alagad ngonyan pinapahanap na niya liwat an mga ini.

An Brgy Lidong, an saru sa mga apektadong baranggay kan Sto Dominggo na ngonyan naka relokar na sa evacuation center.
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Mga preso sa Camalig, Albay, ipig-ebakwar naman


ni Vince Villar

30 mga preso o PDL (Persons deprived of Liberty), na inaapod man na mga residentes, hali sa Camalig Municipal Jail an ipig ebakwar na sa ibang presohan dara kan pagtuga kan Bulkang Mayon.

Sa nagunong impormasyon kan Bicol Standard, paramiyentras na yaon na muna ngonyan sa pangataman kan Legazpi City Jail an 30 mga individual.

Segun sa mapagkakatiwalaan na source, patotoo suboot ini na dae man ninda pinapabayaan an mga preso.

Dae man suboot na problema sa espasyo huli ta may bagong patindog na building an Legazpi na pwedeng magamit kan mga ini.

Apwera sa Camalig, plano naman ilipat an abuton sa 41 na mga preso o residente sa Guinobatan Municipal Jail.

Pinag iisipan pa kun saen an mga ini ngonyan ililipat.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Albay extends danger zone to 9KM due to Mayon Volcano eruption


LEGAZPI CITY -- Thousands of residents within the 9th extended danger zone (EDZ) in the vicinity of Mayon volcano were ordered to evacuate Tuesday in preparation for the imminent raising of the volcano's alert level to 5 or hazardous explosive eruption.
Cedric Daep, Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) chief, said the evacuation order was a preemptive disaster measure to keep residents living along the 9 EDZ safe once a full-blown explosive eruption takes place anytime soon.
Affected by the preemptive evacuation are villages in 9 EDZ covering the towns of Sto Domingo, Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, including the cities of Legazpi and Ligao.
These areas are in the southwest flank of the volcano where lava, pyroclastic flows and heavy ashfall events are occurring, Daep said.
In a phone interview, Daep said that the preemptive measure was done after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised the volcano's alert level to level 4, while anticipating for the hoisting of alert level 5.
Phivolcs on Monday raised the volcano's alert level to 4 after Mayon billowed two successive 10-km cauliflower-type ash column, sending heavy ash falls in the towns of Camalig, Guinobatan, and Ligao City.
The volcano's intense restiveness was followed by pyroclastic blasts, lava fountaining and flows Monday night.
When asked about the possible running out funds for disaster operations, Daep said that they have already submitted a proposal asking for the immediate release of PHP100 million augmentation funds to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
The augmentation funds would finance relief, medical and sanitation operation including infrastructure facilities in various evacuation centers. (PNA)
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Work suspension, dineklara sa mga lugar na apektado kan ashfall sa Albay


Legazpi City - Dae na pipalaog sa saindang trabaho an mga obrero na yaon sa mga lugar na apektado kan matinding ash fall ngonyan na aldaw, Enero 23, 2018.

Sa pinaluwas na kasuguan ni Albay Gov. Al Francis Bichara, pipauruli na kaini an mga nagtatrabaho sa Gobyerno o Pribado man sa Siyudad kan Ligao, asin mga banwaan kan Guinobatan asin Camalig.

Dae kabale digdi an mga nagtatrabaho sa pagmantini kan peace and order, health, social services and disaster management.

Nilinaw man kan Gobernador na maging itong mga nagtatrabaho sa mga munisipyo o siyudad na bako man apektado alagad nag eerok sa mga apektadong baranggay an dapat na dae naman maglaog.

Napag araman na maski bako man purupirmi an pagbuga kan abo, alagad huli sa mga natipon na abo sa palibot asin matinding init nin panahon ngonyan na sinabayan nin paros paros, matinding perwisyo an sinasapar kan mga residentes huli sa mga abo.

Enot kaini kan sinuspinder man ngonyan na aldaw an klase sa gabos na lebel sa mga Siyudad kan Legazpi asin Ligao, siring man sa mga munisipyo kan Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Oas, Polangui, asin Sto Dominggo.

Dae man biyahe an mga eroplano ngonyan na aldaw. (Vince Villar)

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Albay, nakapreparar na sa worst scenario kan Mayon


Legazpi City - Dae na naghahalat nin aviso hale sa Phivolcs an Albay PDRRMC na magtaas nin Alert Level 5 antes ninda pa ebakwaron an mga residentes na nasa 9kms extended danger zone.

Ini matapos na makaparehistro nin sunod sunod na ash explosions asin lava flow and fountaining an bulkan sa nakalihis na 24 oras.

Sa intrivista kay Dr Cedric Daep, Chief kan Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office - APSEMO, sinabi kaini na nahihiling na ninda gabos na senyales kan matinding peligro na pwedeng ihatod kan Mayon kun kaya nagpasugo na siya nin forced evacuation sa mga nasa laog kan nasabing distansiya.

Sa Legazpi City, duwang brgy na an dinagdag sa mga inibakwar ngonyan sanang alas 9:00 nin aga, mantang an Guinobatan, nagpa ebakwar naman sa dagdag na apat na brgy.

An Camalig, enot ng nagpa ebakwar kan mga residentes sa gabos na baranggay na yaon sa sentro.

Maging an mga naka ebakwar sa laog kan 8 kms danger zone, pig relokar giraray sa mas harayo asin salbadong lugar.

An banwaan kan Daraga, 2 pang brgy an dinagdag sa ipapa ebakwar mantang saru man sa Sto Dominggo, Albay.

Sa Ligao City, duwang sitio sa duwang brgy man an pina ebakwar sa sentro.

Dahilan kaini, maabot na sa sobra 40,000  na persona an mga nasa evacuation centers sa 3 na Siyudad, asin 7 Munisipyo.

Segun sa mga Local DRRMOs kan mga apektadong lugar, kasya pa man sa 2 sagkod 3 aldaw an saindang mga relief assistance.

Miyentrastanto, Pinaka nakaka apekto ngonyan sa mga residentes iyo an ash fall paghali sa Camalig, sagkod 3rd district kan Albay o South West Quadrant kan Bulkan huli sa paros amihan.

May mga pagkakataon na zero visibility an mga tinampo huli sa hibog kan abo.

An mga residentes na daeng mga facemask an inavisuhan na maggamit nin mga tela na dinumog bilang pantaklob nin dungo.

Maski siring kaini, wara pa man nin nairereport na naospital huli sa pagpiot kan paghangos dara kan napaparong na abo.

An mga BFP personnel kasabay an saindang mga firetrucks an nag ikot na ngai dugdugon an tinampo na napano nin abo.

Sa ibong na lado, suspendido an klase sa gabos na lebel sa mga syudad kan Legazpi asin Ligao, munisipyo kan Sto Dominggo, Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Oas, Polangui mantang an ibang lugar an nasa discretion na sana kan mga Alkalde.

Suspendido man an byahe kan mga eroplano sa Legazpi City Airport kabale na an Naga City Airport huli kan epekto kan abo. (Vince Villar)
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VP POLL PROTEST | Retrieval of Camarines Sur ballots ongoing

Photo courtesy of Raymart San Jose
NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) -- Ballot boxes and election documents from 26 towns in Camarines Sur and Iriga City are being retrieved by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal this morning.

This is in relation to the election protest of former Senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Photo courtesy of Raymart San Jose

Camarines Sur is one of the three contested provinces in the election protest.

In a media interview with Comelec Camarines Sur Information Officer Alex Marpuri, he said that the retrieval is scheduled until January 26.

Each town's municipal treasurer and election officer will bring the ballot boxes to the legislative building of the Provincial Capitol where representatives of the PET will issue an acknowledgement receipt.

The PET will announce the date of the recount once all ballots from Camarines Sur are delivered to the Supreme Court.

Photo courtesy of Raymart San Jose
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Naga City delivers aid to Albay

Three truckloads of relief goods from Naga City were delivered early this morning in Albay. Mayor John Bongat personally led the delivery. This is part of Tabang Mayon: Naga City Humanitarian Mission in Albay.





Photos from Jasmine Rosero and Mayor John Bongat

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PNP Bicol issues reminders on ashfall

Photo via PRO5
LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) -- The Police Regional Office 5 has posted several reminders on the ashfall brought about by Mayon Volcano.

"Ash fall is the most likely volcanic hazard. This will only happen if the wind blows the ash cloud your way," reads the Facebook post this morning.

This is part of their campaign "Maging Ligtas sa Bulkan."

Reproduced below is the list of general information on protecting oneself and one's property from the effects of the ashfall from the police office:
1.) Stay indoors
2.) Close windows and doors. Stop ash entering the building
3.) Do not run air-conditioning or clothes dryers
5.) Listen to the radio for advice and information
6.) If outside seek shelter; use a mask or handkerchief for breathing. Wear protective clothing especially if working in the ash fall, and goggles to protect the eyes.
7.) If possible do not drive, park your car under-cover or cover it
8.) If you must drive, drive slowly as ash fall will reduce visibility. 9.) You may need to use the car headlights because of the reduced visibility.
10.) Do not use the car’s ventilation system. Ash on the road surface can also reduce traction.
11.) Do not rush to your child’s school. Schools are responsible for the safety of the children. Schools will notify you of any emergency procedures which are to be taken.
12.) Keep pets indoors.
13.) Check that livestock have enough food and water. May need to shelter livestock if the fall is heavy.
14.) Disconnection of roof-fed water supply is only required when an ash fall is occurring or during the clean up to stop ash entering the storage tanks.
16.) If you are uncertain of what to do seek advice from civil defense.
How to clean up an ash fall:
1.) Wetting down ash will form a glue-like material (not easy to remove) and add weight to the ash. The best method is to lightly damp the ash (to prevent it billowing) and to sweep it up.
2.) Remember water will be in high demand.
3.) Remove ash immediately (before rain if possible) but remember ash particles commonly have sharp broken edges making it a very abrasive material.
4.) Clean house roofs first to reduce windblown ash covering cleaned areas or damage to guttering and blocking down-pipes.
5.) Place ash in rubbish bags if possible and seal them.
6.) Do not dump ash in the storm-water or sewage system.
7.) Contact your council for information on the disposal of ash.
8.) Prevent further ash entering house by restricting access to the most protected (sheltered) entrance.
9.) Vacuum indoor surfaces were possible or use a damp cloth to remove ash. Avoid vigorous rubbing.
10.) To remove ash from your car wash with plenty of water.
11.) Carry out car maintenance if you have been driving in ash. For example, check/change air filter, oil filter, oil and brake pads in car.
12.) Dry ash should be blown off with high pressure air, while wet ash should be cleaned off by hand or with water at high pressure.
Protection against ash fall:
Ash should be removed from building roofs to avoid collapse which could result in injury to the building occupants. About 100 mm of dry ash could collapse a flat roof. Before ash is to be removed, ensure that storm water systems are sealed to stop ash entering. If possible, sweep ash off in a dry state – the addition of water will turn the ash into mud which can set like concrete. Remove the swept ash to a suitable dumping site. Caution is needed working on roofs.
In heavy ash falls, windows and doors may need additional sealing to avoid ash entering the building. Extra care must be taken by people entering buildings to ensure that outer clothing and footwear is removed early to avoid spreading ash throughout the building.
All ash removal measures are labour intensive and require constant attention.
All types of engines (cars, trucks, aircraft), will require additional filtering with regular changes in order to maintain efficiency. Advice should be sought from manufacturers as to suitable air filter requirements.
Careful monitoring of lubricant needs to be conducted. Lubricants may need to be changed at up to four times the normal frequency. Other working parts on vehicles and machinery such as brakes, conveyors and electrical motors need to be dusted or air blasted on a frequent and regular basis to avoid excessive abrasion.
Farm and industrial machines such as tractors and diggers, have a greater tolerance to ash, however, additional protective measures will be required for these to continue operating in ashfall conditions.
Crops and plants are damaged by volcanic ash which may contain volatile, highly toxic components such as fluorine, hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide. Advice should be sought before consuming food that may have been affected by volcanic deposits.
Volcanic gases can have severe effects on plants from wilting outer leaves to killing. Trees laden with ash could collapse or be stripped of their upper and outer limbs.
Tank supplies should be disconnected from house roofs whilst ash fall continues and the tank protected. They can be reconnected once ash fall stops and the roof is cleaned.
Breathing in small amounts of ash particles infrequently may only cause discomfort rather than pose a health hazard. At higher concentrations, people should avoid ash and fine dust simply by using cloth filters over the mouth and nose.
People required to work in ash fall should wear protective clothing, masks and goggles to ensure that ash contact with the body is at a minimum. Prolonged exposure can cause severe irritations and inflammation. Gas marks would be required if toxic gases are detected.
Livestock may require additional feed where the ash fall makes grazing difficult. Water supplied must be checked to ensure it is not harmful. Sheltering of livestock in buildings may be required in heavier ash fall areas. Early evacuation of livestock may also need to be undertaken.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Advisory on Suspension of Classes in all levels both public and private, January 23, 2018


Classes are suspended in the following cities/municipalities in Albay (until further notice), according to Gov. Al Francis Bichara:

1. Legazpi
2. Daraga
3. Camalig
4. Guinobatan
5. Ligao
6. Oas
7. Polangui

The following cities/municipalities where class suspensions are subject to the discretion of the mayors as per authority given by the governor are the following:

1. Rapu-Rapu
2. Manito
3. Jovellar
4. Pio Duran
5. Tiwi
6. Malilipot
7. Tabaco
8. Bacacay
9. Libon
10. Malinao
11. Sto. Domingo
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Sorsogon sends aid to Albay







The province of Sorsogon's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Water and Sanitation Team under the leadership of Gov. Bobet Lee Rodrigueza sent aid to the victims of the Mayon activity in Albay in the form of clean water.
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Casureco II AGM Lalas to be ousted?


NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard)--A group of consumers from Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative led by Naga North Director and Naga South Caretaker Angelino "Jun" Cornelio, Jr. is planning to push for an ouster of PS-Acting General Manager Nelson Lalas during their board meeting on January 24 due to the latter's alleged irregularities.

Interviewed by the Bicol Standard, Cornelio revealed that Lalas has been making frequent trips to Manila charged to the local account of Casureco II.

Cornelio also lashed at Lalas for his failure to implement the approved 14th-month bonus for reasons they do not understand.

"Lalas has been rejecting our resolutions unilaterally without explanation," Cornelio said.

"Furthermore, there is the issue of the P39-M 20 MVA power plant which will be constructed in Naga City. Lalas should be transparent with all the transactions with the supplier. We do not even know if there is a rebate that should also accrue to us," Cornelio said without giving further details.

"Also, I have been texting him in relation to Casureco II's contribution to the Bicol Meet as regards the power supply, but he never answers my messages," he added.

"He should understand that this is not a personal matter, but is about my official function as Board of Director," Cornelio said.

"There are also vehicles that only he [Lalas] is able to use, instead of servicing the Casureco team."

"I am taking the cudgels for the employees for these concerns," said Cornelio.

"We are willing to give him a chance to explain, but we are also prepared to bring this issue to the Office of the Ombudsman should we find evidence that indeed Lalas transgressed pertinent provisions of law, especially on this never-ending travels, which is abhorred by the President Duterte," he bared.

Cornelio begged off to make a more detailed explanation.

"Let us wait for the 24th, as we intend to make a full disclosure of our gripes against Lalas," he said.
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Lava fountains, volcanic quakes recorded at Mayon




LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) -- Two lava fountains and 63 volcanic quakes were recorded at around 10:46 p.m. Sunday at Mayon Volcano.

This activity led to an ashfall that reached until the town of Oas, Albay.

According to Phivolcs, the public should take caution and continue monitoring advisories with regard to the volcano.
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Daet's Kimberly Baluzo sets sights on Wishcovery singing tilt finals

Photo courtesy of Kimberly Baluzo

DAET, Camarines Norte (Bicol Standard) -- Nineteen-year-old Camarines Norte singer Kimberly Baluzo is a grand finalist in a national online radio singing tilt.

"It has always been my dream to share my God-given talent to the whole world," she told the Bicol Standard.

"I give thanks to the Lord, that out of thousands who auditioned from different parts of our country, a few
months ago, I'm now part of the Grand Finals," she added.

"However, to cope with this singing battle, I need much support from all to watch my Wishclusive video on Youtube Channel of Wishcovery, Like and Share to all Bicolanos because I am bringing not just the name of my province and a pride in my humble beginnings but also the entire bicol region V," she said.

Catch Kimberly in the grand finals of Wishcovery this March.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

IN NAGA CITY | Bar attendant stabbed to death, 2 others injured


NAGA CITY 01/21/18 (Bicol Standard)--A supervisor of a bar in Naga City was stabbed to death, while two waiters were injured after they refused to take the order of a bottle of beer as the establishment was about to close for the night.

The suspects Leo Angelo Bas y Creo, Carlo Franco Bas y Creo, and Aaron Paul Bas y Creo, Bonita alarrivaed at Vape Bar at Barangay Sta. Cruz at around 3 a.m. Sunday, the report said.

They ordered one bottle of Jumbo Red Horse Beer and were told that it would be their last order for the night, per bar regulation.

However, on or about 5 a.m. the above-mentioned suspects wanted to order another bottle of beer but the waiter, Joshua Francisco of Zone 5, Barangay Mabolo, declined to take their order.

Angry, the suspects, Leo Angelo and Carlo Franco tried to choke the waiter.

They were pacified by another waiter, Aladino Fernandez of Zone 1 Concepcion Grande, Naga City.

At this juncture, Aaron Paul stabbed supervisor Jeric Recasio inside the comfort room of the bar.

The suspects immediately fled but were chased and cornered by Aladino Fernandez in front of E-Mall at Elias Angeles St.

The suspects, who had a knife with them, stabbed Fernandez on the left and right arms.

Jeric Recasio, on the other hand, was rushed in a private tricycle going to Naga City Hospital but perished on the way.

Recasio was declared Dead on Arrival at about 5:35 A.M. of the same date, by his attending physician, Dr. Azuero Baeza.

The Investigator-On-Case together with PO2 Pandoy, PO1 Robles and PO1 Velitario proceeded to the place of incident, leading to the arrest of the suspects, Leo Angelo Bas and Carlo Franco Bas. Aaron Paul Bas managed to escape along with the above-mentioned female companions.

At the Bicol Medical Center, the two victims saw and positively identified and pinpointed the suspect, Aaron Paul Bas, to be the same person who stabbed them.

PO2 Pandoy went after the suspect and immediately put him under arrest.

Back at the place of the incident, a customer told the police that while the commotion was happening, the two female companion of the suspects, Bonita Dela Cruz, 33 years old, married, of San Felipe Naga City and Lorna Tiaba, of legal age, of Peñafrancia Naga City allegedly took the backpack of the victim, Jeric Recasio, containing personal belongings such as cellular phone, tablet, and wallet containing cash of undetermined amount.

As of this writing, the suspects have been  apprised of their Constitutional rights and are presently under the custody of Naga City Police Office custodial facility for proper disposition.

The Investigator-On-Case is now preparing the necessary documents to file a formal complaint against the suspects. 
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Some Santo Niño images decorated with lead paint – EcoWaste Coalition


The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit waste and pollution watch group,  today  bared that lead paint is still used in some Santo Niño statuettes despite a ban on lead-containing decorative paints in effect.

The group made this revelation after procuring and analyzing painted statuettes of the Holy Child for P50-P200 each from religious craft retailers outside the Quiapo and Tondo Churches in Manila.

The statuettes were screened for lead, a toxic chemical, using a handheld X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) device.

Lead in paint was detected in five of the 10 samples of Santo Niño statuettes in the range of 252 to 3,944 parts per million (ppm) in violation of the maximum allowable limit of 90 ppm.

The green paint on a five-inch green “Welcome Santo Niño” had 3,944 ppm lead.

Lead was not detected in the other five statuettes indicating the availability of paints without lead for decorative applications.

“We appeal to religious craft makers to ensure that only lead safe paints are used for religious statues and figurines in keeping with the law that seeks to protect human health and the environment against the toxic effects of lead,” said Thony Dizon, Chemical Safety Campaigner, EcoWaste Coalition.  “Religious devotion need not be associated with a chemical poison.”

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Administrative Order 2013-24, also known as the Chemical Control Order for Lead and Lead Compounds, bans lead in paint above 90 ppm and provides for a three-year phase-out from 2013 to 2016 of lead-containing architectural, household and decorative (AHD) paints.   

Religious craft makers should have no problem finding compliant paints as many paint manufacturers have already removed lead ingredients in their formulations, especially for the AHD paint category, the group insisted.

“As the Feast of the Santo Niño is celebrated today, we urge religious craft businesses to commit to producing and selling only lead-free items that are guaranteed safe for the faithful, especially the children, to kiss and touch,” he added.

The group warned “the customary practice of Filipino Catholics to touch or kiss revered icons or to wipe them with handkerchiefs or towels may cause their paint coatings to deteriorate and come off over time, creating lead chip or dust that children may ingest or inhale.”

The EcoWaste Coalition in 2014 notified  Catholic church leaders Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and Archbishop Socrates Villegas about the problem with lead painted religious items.  The group particularly cited a six-inch statuette of St. John Paul II with dangerous lead content amounting to 113,200 ppm as per laboratory analysis as a case in point.

While lead exposure is harmful to all, lead exposure harms children, especially those aged six years and under, at much lower amounts, causing damage to the brain that is generally untreatable by modern medicine and can have a lifelong impact, the group said.  

Health and toxicological experts have determined no acceptable level of lead exposure for children, making it crucial to get rid of all preventable sources of lead pollution, the group pointed out.  

The World Health Organization has identified lead as one of the “ten chemicals of major public health concern.”

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