Thursday, November 8, 2018

Suspect in Bula murder surrenders

Joey Cariaga (in white) surrenders to the authorities.
Photo courtesy of Atty. Brazil
NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) -- The principal suspect in the gruesome slay of 40-year-old daycare teacher Noemi Antioquia-Cariaga and her 80-year-old mother Flerencia Antioquia y Soreta surrendered to the authorities on Thursday afternoon.

Joey Cariaga y Baldova, 46 years old, the husband of Noemi Cariaga, surrendered to Daraga Municipal Police Station two days after the killing took place at Barangay Sagrada, Bula, Camarines Sur.

He was accompanied by his lawyer Atty. Felix Brazil and his cousin.

The suspect will be facing charges of parricide and murder.

It will be recalled that the lifeless bodies of the Noemi Cariaga and Florencia Antioquia were discovered Tuesday morning by the thirteen-year-old son of Noemi at the residence of Mrs. Antioquia.

The police are considering jealousy to be the motive of the killing.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

NFA-Bicol orders public markets, retailers to lower rice prices

LEGAZPI CITY -- The National Food Authority (NFA) regional office here has lowered the price of its rice sold in public markets and accredited retailers.

Henry Tristeza, NFA regional director, in an interview on Tuesday, said the move was in compliance with Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol’s directive to lower the price of NFA rice in all public markets from PHP32 to PHP27 per kilo.

"The decision to lower down the prices of NFA rice is to cushion the effect of the high inflation rate in Bicol and the increasing prices of prime commodities in the country,"Tristeza said.

“Tulong ito ng gobyerno sa lahat ng mamamayan lalo na ang mga nasa poverty line ng bansa (It’s the government's way to help the people, especially those who belong to the poverty line),” he added.

According to Tristeza, their accredited retailers who bought rice at higher price from NFA warehouses region-wide will not be affected by the decision because most of them are almost running out of stocks and they are about to buy another round of stocks.

Tristeza also warned retailers not to take advantage of the lower price of NFA rice by labeling their stocks as commercial rice.

"We have a 'One strike policy' and whoever violates would be meted out penalties and fine," he said.

The official also said that on Friday, NFA-Bicol will implement the SRP, or suggested retail price, on all commercial rice in the region.

They will require all the commercial rice traders to put SRPs beginning Friday.

"We are just waiting on the guidelines regarding the SRP program from our central office in Manila, we will convene the inter-agency to discuss about the implementation," Tristeza said.

Meanwhile, the regional director said that based from their latest monitoring, prices of commercial rice sold in public markets are now PHP2 to PHP3 lower per kilogram.

The NFA expects traders and retailers to gradually lower prices of commercial rice as more NFA rice imports are expected the flood the markets soon. At the same time, the agency continues to buy palay from farmers.

Tristeza said they have been given the go-signal to procure palay from farmers at a higher price.

They are buying palay from farmers at PHP20.70 per kilo or an additional of PHP3 per kilo as buffer stock incentive and additional of 30 centavos per 30 kilometers as delivery incentive from the origin to NFA warehouse. (PNA

Murder case vs. Fr. Tirao dismissed

NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) – The murder of Jeraldyn “Ai-Ai” Rapiñan remains unsolved after the complaint filed against Fr. Paul Mart Tirao was dismissed by the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office for lack of probable cause.

Provincial Prosecutor Richard Cu signed the Resolution which was recommended to him by an Assistant Provincial Prosecutor last October 15.

It will be recalled that the lifeless body of Rapiñan was found dumped at Barangay Del Pilar, San Fernando, Camarines Sur on June 15, 2018.

The police investigators filed the case for Murder against Tirao on August 1, 2018.

Meanwhile, the police were directed to gather more evidence regarding the case.

As of this writing, the family of Rapiñan has not issued a statement on the matter.

Duterte to reward cops who killed boss involved in drugs

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte has offered rewards to “any policeman” who can catch or even kill a superior involved in illegal drug trade.

Duterte made the offer as he commended the Counter Intelligence Task Force-Philippine National Police (CITF-PNP) for killing Supt. Santiago Ylanan Rapiz of the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Office during buy-bust operations in Barangay Miputak, Dipolog City on Monday.

“I am going to reward that policeman. Any policeman who will kill his superior because the superior is into drugs, I will give you a prize and a trip to Hong Kong,” Duterte said in his remarks during Tuesday night’s lecture on militarization and drugs at Malacañang Palace.

Rapiz was reportedly among those on government's list of so-called "ninja cops" or rogue policemen involved in recycling apprehended illegal drugs.

He said the illegal drugs problem is “already a national conflagration” destroying the nation due to policemen and even local government officials conniving with illegal drug syndicates.

“The police are there and everybody else, pati ‘yung mga --- kayong mga mayors. Bantay kayo. (including mayors. You watch out). And I also warned the barangay captains. I will get to you. One way or the other maaabutan ko talaga kayo. ‘Pag mag-abot tayo, sorry na lang.(If I’ll catch you, I’m sorry) That’s it,” Duterte warned.

“Do not worry, I can go to prison. I am old. What I said before when I assumed the office that I am ready to put into the table my life, my honor and the presidency itself. Kung hindi nila maintindihan, sorry na lang (If they cannot understand, I’m sorry),” he added.

Duterte said he would not tolerate policemen involved in drugs, reiterating his offer of PHP3 million for the arrest of ninja cops.

He said the illegal drugs menace will bring the country down to the dogs if it will not be addressed as he had promised in the 2016 elections.

“Drug is really killing my country and I have to protect my country,” the President said.

“Me, I'm determined. I'm ready to do anything at all. Anything basta mahinto lang ito (just to stop this). I will go to the extremes. Anything,” he added. (PNA)

102,853 poor families in Bicol to get cash aid from DSWD

LEGAZPI CITY -– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here has started to distribute cash subsidy to poor households identified thru the “Listahanan” scheme as recipients of the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) program in all local government units (LGUs) in Bicol.

DSWD Regional Director Arnel Garcia, in an interview Tuesday, said a total of 102,853 indigent families are set to receive the cash aid of PHP2,400 each.

He said the assistance is a measure to help cushion the effects of the rising prices of commodities on the poor.

“The program provides one-time unconditional cash grant of PHP2,400 equivalent to 200 per month this year and this will increase to PHP3,600 or PHP300 per month in the succeeding two years (2019-2020),” he added.

Garcia advised the beneficiaries to submit one photocopy of a valid government-issued ID as a requirement for the release of their subsidies.

Authorized representatives are also required to bring documents to establish their relationships (e.g. marriage and/or birth certificates) together with the authorization letter issued by the beneficiary.

The payouts are being coordinated with the local government units (LGUs) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).

LGUs are responsible for disseminating information on payout schedule to the beneficiaries thru the barangay officials and provision of venue and other logistics for the payout, while the LBP is responsible for the distribution of cash grants to the beneficiaries.

Formerly known as the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), “Listahanan” is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country. It serves as the baseline for the identification of potential beneficiaries of the government’s social protection programs. (Connie Calipay/PNA)

Gov. Tallado lashes at BM Canlas for alleged anomalies


DAET, Camarines Norte (Bicol Standard) -- Gov. Edgardo “Egay” Tallado wants Board Member Mike Canlas investigated on issues related to corruption during the latter’s seven-month stint as Vice Governor of Camarines Norte.

In front of the provincial officials and employees, Tallado accused Canlas of spending over Php 2-million for gasoline; P300,000 for the installation of venetian blinds and sliding door in Canlas’ office; spending an exorbitant amount for job orders; and consuming all available funds for office supplies.

Tallado noted that based on his information, there is a job order employee who is presently abroad but is on the payroll of the province.

He further cautioned the Provincial Treasurer’s Office to scrutinize all records especially pertaining to job order employees who may not be reporting to their job but are collecting their salary.

Tallado also made issue when Canlas allegedly refused to submit himself to a drug test by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), when all other officials have voluntarily submitted to the same.

Canlas allegedly reasoned out that he had himself tested for drugs by a private testing agency, which is why there was no reason for him to undergo the same, Tallado said.

On the same occasion, Tallado lamented that as known to everybody, the anti-drug campaign is the banner program of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, hence everybody must voluntarily cooperate.

He himself volunteered to undergo testing if only to serve as a model to his constituents.

He concluded by challenging Canlas: “Wag siya maglinis-linisan. Dapat managot ang dapat managot.”

It will be recalled that Tallado recently reassumed office as provincial governor after serving an administrative penalty of suspension.

Canlas has not be reached for his comments as of press time.

Hot pursuit ops vs. suspect in Cam Sur teacher slay ongoing

Noemi Cariaga
BULA, Camarines Sur (Bicol Standard) – A hot pursuit operation is still underway to track the whereabouts of the principal suspect in the gruesome slay of 40-year-old daycare teacher Noemi Antioquia-Cariaga and her 80-year-old mother Flerencia Antioquia y Soreta, both residents of Barangay Sagrada, this town.

Investigators say that the crime could have been committed allegedly out of jealousy, although there is still no hard evidence on the issue.

The lifeless bodies of the mother and daughter were discovered Tuesday morning by the thirteen-year-old son of Noemi at their residence.

According to the 13-year-old son, his father, a barangay tanod, is the perpetrator of the crime.

The victims succumbed to death after they were hit with a lead pipe on their head and on the different parts of the body.

Charges of parricide and murder will be filed against the suspect, the police said.

Police Senior Inspector Rustom Dela Torre, Bula police chief, is appealing to those who may have information on the whereabouts of the suspect to contact their hotline immediately.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

HEALTH | Effects of firecrackers

Results of studies have shown that the levels of suspended particulate matters (SPM), CO, NOx, hydrocarbons, SO2, increase to an unprecedented levels in air during fireworks displays.

Pregnant women, children and those having a chronic asthma are most vulnerable to these exposures.

The SPM levels can cause throat, nose, eye related problems. It can lead to headaches and reduced mental acuity. It has much more severe effects in people with heart, respiratory or nervous system disorders. It can aggravate problem for people suffering from cold allergies or coughs and can also cause congestion of throat and chest.

Unwanted second noise has harmful effects as well. Standard noise level set by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the ambient environment is 60 dB during daytime and 50 decibels during night time. Fireworks can be loud and can exceed 140 decibels. Noise at 85 decibels above can damage hearing. Increase in the sound levels can lead to restlessness, temporary or permanent hearing loss, high blood pressure, and sleep disturbance.

Fireworks can also cause respiratory problems such as: chronic or allergic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis, pneumonia and laryngitis. (DOH)

Rosal pabor sa 'total ban' sa rebentador

Retrato hale sa BFP
LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) -- Kun si Mayor Noel Rosal an hahapoton, mas gusto niyang magkaigwa nin total ban sa mga rebentador ngonian na Disyembre para maging salvado an celebrasyon kan Christmas asin bagong taon.

Durante kan Press Conference kasuodma, sinabi niya na gusto niyang itulod an Sangguniang Panlungsod kan Legazpi City tangani na mag panday nin ordinance na nagpapangalad kan pagpabakal nin maski anong clase nin rebentador sa laog kan ciudad.

Sabi kan alkalde ma issue siya nin Executive Order na maimponir nin ban sa mga rebentador sa gabos kan 70ng barangays kan ciudad, tangani na maka ibitar sa aksidente sa mga barangays.
Gustong arogon ni Mayor Rosal an Davao City, na may total ban sa rebentadorl, abot sa pag sabat kan bagong taon.

Sabi pa ni Rosal, dai siya ma issue nin permit sa mga negosyante na mapabakal nin firecrackets asin maski pa pyrotechnics.

Segun sa data na hale sa Department of Health regional office sa Bicol, igwa nin 29ng caso nin firecracker injuries kan Dec 2017, an lima kaini sa Legazpi City nag hale.

MMDA eyes closure of prov’l bus terminals along Edsa by January

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is seeking to remove all provincial bus terminals along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) by January next year, citing their contribution to the worsening traffic congestion along the highway.

“May directive sa amin ang Pangulo that provincial bus terminals along Edsa be closed down. Remove anything that obstructs traffic along Edsa didiretso yan at bibilis (The President has given a directive that provincial bus terminals along Edsa be closed. Remove anything that obstructs traffic along Edsa, so it will be smooth-flowing and faster),” General Manager Jose Arturo Garcia Jr. said in a TV interview on Tuesday.

The MMDA is coordinating with officials of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and other stakeholders of the transportation sector on the planned removal of the provincial bus terminals.

“Ang target namin is January talaga. I hope na aksyunan nila agad. I talked with DOTr Undersecretary for Road Transport Mark de Leon and LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III. We must also talk with NLEX and SLEX. I’m already giving pressure to them. Sabi ko nga: Let’s do this(Our target is really on January. I hope they decide on this. I’m already giving pressure to them. I told them: Let’s do this),” Garcia said.

The MMDA is looking at installing integrated terminals along Valenzuela City and Santa Rosa, Laguna that will cater to buses from the northern and southern provinces near Metro Manila.

The agency likewise lauded the DOTr for its inauguration of the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), the country’s first integrated and multimodal terminal, last Monday.

Dubbed as the country’s first “landport”, the PITX serves as a transfer point for passengers alighting from provincial buses from Cavite and Batangas and transferring to in-city modes of transportation bound for Metro Manila’s southwest, and vice versa.

The terminal is expected to reduce the number of provincial buses plying Metro Manila, specifically along Roxas Boulevard, Pasay, and EDSA-Taft area, and will provide connectivity between different transport modes and services, allowing efficient and seamless travel for the riding public.

The PITX has a maximum daily capacity of 100,000 passengers, housing departure, arrival, and bay areas for provincial and city buses, UV express and jeepneys, and parking slots.

Park-ride facilities and maintenance areas for vehicle repair are also available. No terminal fees will be collected from passengers.

There are currently 46 bus terminals along Edsa, according to the MMDA. (Aerol John Pateña/PNA)

More than 250K OFWs to benefit from e-card project

By Ferdinand Patinio

MANILA — An estimated 250,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are expected to initially benefit in the Phase 1 of the OFW e-card project of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an official said Tuesday.

“This project is currently in its first phase and we are expecting to cover around 250,000 Balik-Manggagawa OFWs. We will soon be working on the next phase that will benefit more OFWs and will include more and better features of the card,” Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary and OWWA Board of Trustees chair Silvestre Bello III said during the project’s launch at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.

He noted that the OFW e-card is a response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to enhance simple delivery of government services to the OFWs.

“This OFW e-card is expected to greatly improve the delivery of OWWA’s programs and services to its member-OFW in order that they may enjoy the benefits due them,” he said.

The card provides easy access to OWWA programs, including welfare services, scholarships, training programs and social benefits.

Meanwhile, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the card is available for free to all Balik-Manggagawa OFWs with an active OWWA membership, a valid Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) to Exemption Number, and a valid passport.

“Through this OFW e-card, member-OFWs will have an easier access to our programs and services, as it allows instant verification of OWWA membership and reduces documentary requirements,” he said.

It also has a digital version through the OWWA mobile app and may also serve as a valid government ID. It also contains a unique OFW membership number and QR (quick response) code as security features to prevent data breach.

OWWA members who would like to apply for an OFW e-card may visit the OWWA website, OFWs may claim their e-card upon return to the Philippines or through their family member, if they present an authorization letter and a copy of the OFW’s passport identification page.

When availing of the OWWA programs and services, OFWs may present the OFW e-card at any OWWA Regional Welfare Office in the country or at the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices and embassies/consulates in their jobsites.

The OWWA has also set up OFW e-card help desk in all its regional offices in the country and overseas posts across the globe, to cater to queries and concerns of OFWs about the card. (PNA)

Task group, mabantay sa mga pantalan sa Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY - Fomal na pig organisar kasuodma an Bicol Integrated Port and Maritime Security task group sa initiatibo kan Regional Peace and Order Council.

Si Mayor Noel Rosal, kan Legazpi City, na iyo an chairman kan RPOC nag firma kan Memorandum of Agreement sa Camp Gen Simeon Ola.

An Bicol Integrated Port and Maritime Security task group pig organisar huli kan incidenteng pagbomba kan Masbate port, na isinasahot na an kag gibo iyo an mga miembros kan New People's Army.

Pinaka mayor na obheto kaini iyo an mag tao nin seguridad asin para maibitaran an terrorist attacks sa mga importanteng mga government installations orog na sa mga seaports, ferry terminals, airports asin iba pang transport terminals sa region.

Segun pa ki Rosal an task grupo mapakusog pang orog kan seguridad sa mga terminals, ta pwedeng ini an kursunadahon na atakehon.

An mayor na pier sa Bicol an consideradong inter island gateway pasiring sa Visayas, asin Mindanao regions.

Ini iyo an mga ports kan Masbate, Matnog, asin Bulan, anas sa Sorsogon asin sa Legazpi City, Tabaco asin Pio Duran, sa Albay.

Kabale sa mga nag firma sa MOA iyo an mga regional directors kan mga ahensiya, kabale an Department of Transporation asin Interior and Local Government, Philippine Ports Authority, PDEA, PNP, Philippine Coast Guard, AFP, Bureau of Customs asin an National Intelligence Coordination Agency.

Rigaton nin shabu, dakop sa Naga City

NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) -- Nahulog na kasuodmang hapon an saro kan pig coconsiderar na mahigos na maray magtinda nin shabu sa ciudad nin Naga, sa ginibong operasyon kan mga awtoridad sa Sta Cruz, digdi.

An naarestar na suspechado iyo si Erwin Nolasco y Samonte, 33, soltero, waiter, taga Aragon St., Marupit, Camaligan, Camarines Sur.

Tunuklo siya kan mga awtoridad kasuodmang alas 5:25 nin hapon sa Zone 7, Sta Cruz, Naga City.
Sabi sa report kan PDEA, nakua sa poder kan suspechadong si Nolasco an 11ng sachet nin shabu, asin an ginamit na buy bust money, mga pisaran, cash na P2,500 asin iba pa.

Ginigibo pa an kabilogan na imbentaryo kan casong ini, sabi kan PNP.

Camarines Norte State College, SEARCA hold int'l conference on research, extension

DAET, Camarines Norte – An International Conference on Research and Extension (ICONRE 2018) will be convened by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture and Camarines Norte State College (CNSC) at the latter’s main campus here.

Dr. Rusty Abanto, CNSC President and SEARCA scholarship alumnus, said “ICONRE 2018 aims to provide a venue for stakeholders to converge and present research results that have contributed and led to the advancement of knowledge discovery and innovations in research, development, and extension (RD&E).”

The theme of this year’s conference is “Creating Pathways for Collaboration for a Progressive and Sustainable Research and Extension Productivity.”

ICONRE 2018 is expected to be an assembly of policymakers, faculty researchers, extension practitioners, school administrators, and students of higher education institutions from all over Southeast Asia.

It will be keynoted by Dr. Shaufique F. Sidique, Director of the Institute of Agriculture and Food Policy Studies of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and recipient of the SEARCA Professorial Chair in 2017.

One of the plenary speakers is Dr. Quyen Dinh Ha of the Faculty of Economics and Rural Development of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) and also a SEARCA alumnus.

Other SEARCA alumni and scholars who will present papers at the conference include Dr. Daud Samsudewa of Diponegoro University, Indonesia; Mr. Krisdakorn Wongwai of Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Thailand; Mr. Divo Dharma Silalahi of SMART Research Institute, Indonesia; and Mr. Charlie B. Batin of Mariano Marcos State University, Philippines.

Speakers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) are also expected to share their experiences, best practices, and success stories pertinent to RD&E.
Philippine government-hosted SEARCA is mandated to promote inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development through its core programs on graduate education and institutional development, research and development, and knowledge management. Many of its master’s and PhD scholars have gone on to hold leadership positions in government, academe, civil society organizations, and the private sector in their respective countries.

Agom na babae, ina, pinokpok sa payo kan agom sa Bula, CSur

NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) - Naglansar nin hot pursuit operation an mga miembros kan PNP sa Bula, Camarines Sur tanganing arestaron si Joey Cariaga, may agom asin residente kan Brgy. Sagrada sa banwaan na ini.

Si Cariaga iyo an pig tutukdong nag gadan kan saiyang agom na si Noime Cariaga, 40, asin kan ina ni Noemi na si Florencia Antioquia, 80 anyos.

Segun ki P/Sr. Insp. Rustom Dela Torre, an hepe kan Bula PNP, an krimen nangyari sa pag-oltanan kan alas 10:00 na bangui, kasubangui (Nov 5) hasta alas 7:00 nin aga, ngonian na aldaw (Nov 6).

Nagluluwas sa mga nagunong informasyon kan mga awtoridad na an suspechado nakipag inuman pa kasubangui sa saiyang mga kaamigo. Enot ining nagpaaram na mapuli para areglaron an dai ninda pagka-intindihan sagkod an saiyang agom na si Noime.

Mayo nin naka risa kan incidente ta mamusog si hugnak kan uran kan nasambit nang mga oras, kaya aga na kan maaraman an nangyari.

Kan nadiscubre an krimen si Noemi haros dai na mabisto nin huli sa mga tama sa saiyang payo , lalawgon asin ibang parte kan lawas.

An ina ni Noemi na si Florencia, igwa man nin tama sa saiyang payo, na sabi kan mga imbestigador, pinokpok nin kahoy.

Saro sa mga pigtutubodan na causa kan krimen iyo an pag selos kan agom na lalaki sa saiyang agom, na pwedeng iyo an guinikanan kan saindang iwal.

Idinagdag kan pulis na sasangatan nin casong murder asin parricide an suspechado nin huli sa pag gadan kan saiyang agom asin sa ina kan saiyang misis.

DOH cautions public on vaping incident

The Department of Health (DOH) today calls on the public to be vigilant in buying consumer products in the light of the recent explosion of a vaping device while being used by a 17-year old.

The patient was admitted last October 30, 2018 at the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) after suffering injuries to the lips, oral mucosa, palate, and tongue, as well as burns and hematoma in the upper and lower lids of the eye.

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat e-liquids to produce aerosols that users inhale by mimicking the act of smoking. Vaping devices are electronic devices that can cause severe burns and injuries that may require intensive and prolonged medical treatment. The cause is uncertain but appears to be related to poorly designed lithium-ion batteries, use of wrong charger, over-charging or incorrectly storing the device, which may lead to over-heating, fires and explosion.

In view of this consequence, the DOH cautions parents and guardians to be vigilant and to exert more effort in discouraging minors from using e-cigarettes/vaping devices, as well as accessing these devices from social media. These devices are not toys and contains concomitant health and safety hazards, which may lure teenagers to pick up the habit of smoking.

The DOH encourages medical practitioners, hospital facilities and the public to report any injuries and accidents related to vaping use under its online national electronic injury surveillance system by calling the DOH Hotline 711-1001 and 711-1002.

Bicol reg'l peace body forms task group vs. terror attacks

By Mar Serrano

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Bicol Integrated Port and Maritime Security (BIPMS) task group was formally organized here on Monday through the initiative of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC).

Legazpi Mayor Noel Rosal, RPOC chairperson, said a memorandum of agreement (MOA) was signed at Camp Gen. Simeon Ola in this capital city for such purpose.

The BIPMS was organized after the recent bombing incidents perpetrated by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Masbate port.

Rosal, in an interview, said forming the task group is a security measure to prevent terrorist attacks on vital government installations particularly seaports, ferry terminals, airports and other transport terminals in the region.

He said the task group would intensify security in terminals where people and modes of transportation are vulnerable to attacks and other forms of atrocity.

Major ports in Bicol are considered as inter-island gateway to and from the Visayas and Mindanao regions. These are the ports in Masbate, Matnog and Bulan, all in Sorsogon, and in Legazpi, Tabaco and Pio Duran in Albay.

The MOA was signed by regional directors of various line agencies including the Departments of Transportation and Interior and Local Government; Philippine Ports Authority; Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency; Philippine National Police; Philippine Coast Guard; Armed Forces of the Philippines; Bureau of Customs and the National Intelligence Coordination Agency.

Rosal said protecting the public from the danger of possible terrorist attacks in major ports requires integrated human and logistical resources from these agencies.

The BIPMS aims to bring a high level of security for the passengers, port facilities, vessels and properties within the port premises, he added.

The PPA will lead the inter-agency committee on security where member-agencies would monitor activities and report situations that would require preparation and activation. (PNA)

Rosal wants total firecracker ban in Legazpi City

By Jorge Hallare

LEGAZPI CITY -- The local chief executive here wants a total ban on firecrackers this December to ensure safe celebration of Christmas and New Year.

City Mayor Noel Rosal, in a press conference on Monday, said he wants to push this early the Sangguniang Panlunsod of Legazpi to create an ordinance banning the selling of any kind of firecrackers in the city.

The mayor said he would also issue an Executive Order (EO) banning the use of firecrackers in all 70 barangays of the city to avoid any accident among villagers.

"I want to implement the total ban of firecrackers like what President Rodrigo Duterte did in Davao City for the safety of the community during the Yuletide season," Rosal said.

He added that he would not establish a common or community firecracker zone. "All I want is a total ban on firecrackers in Legazpi City. No permit would also be issued to all businessmen for selling of firecrackers and pyrotechnics," he said.

Data from the Department of Health (DOH) regional office in Bicol showed there were 29 cases of firecracker injuries in December 2017, of which five were from Legazpi. (PNA)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

1 gadan huli sa bawal na relasyon sa Masbate

MASBATE CITY (Bicol Standard) Nagpapadagos an paghanap nin mga testigo asin evidencia sa nangyaring pagbadil, gadan kan sarong paraoma sa Brgy. Daraga, Placer, Masbate.

An biktima nabistong iyo si Noel Dela Cruz, 35 anyos, taga Brgy. Mahayahay, Placer.

Segun sa deklarasyon ni C/Inp Roel Pedro, an hefe kan Placer MPS, ipig deklarar na mayo na nin buhay an biktima pag abot sa hospital.

Ikinagadan kan biktima iyo an tama nin bala sa payo asin liog.

Mientrastanto, sabi pa sa imbestigasyon, solamente an kopya kan biktima an nakua sa pinangyarihan kan krimen, asin mayo nin naheling na mga capsula nin bala.

Pig rerepaso pa kan mga awtoridad kun ano an motibo kan krimen. Kabale sa iniimbistigaran iyo an posibilidad na nagkaigwa nin bawal na relasyon an biktima asin sarong babae, na agom man sana kan saiyang pinsan.

An deklarasyon na ini hale sa agom kan biktima, sa pakikipag olay kan mga pulis.

Idinagdag pa sa report na pwedeng dakul an nakaheling kan mangyari an krimen, ta harani an lugar sa sementeryo na dakul an tawo, alagad mayo ni saro an gustong magtestigo huli sa pag alangan o takot.

4 na harong nasulo sa Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) - Saro na naman na kasulo an nangyari kasubago sa Legazpi City.
An incidente nangyari poco mas o menos alas 4:00 nin hapon.

Apat na harong an dinilaan kan kalayo na nag guikan sa residencia kan familya Borromeo, alagad nagkanayap ini sa kataid na harong na sadire kan familya Ojano, Triumfante asin Nudo, na anas nasa P2, Brgy. EM's arrio, Legazpi City.
Marikas na nagpadara nin mga bombero akn Bureau of Fire Protection-Legazpi, asin nagtabang man an Filipino-Chinese Fire Volunteers asin Legazpi CPS.
Mantang sinusurat an baretang ini dai pa aram an causa kan kalayo.
An BFP -Legazpi nag declarar na tapos na an kasulo, alas 5:57 nin banggui.

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