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VOL. XXV, NO. 13 BICOL, THE PHILIPPINES OCTOBER 15-21, 2017 P5.

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SARION FILES MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION


DAET, CNORTE-The former the crime are present and that he did not act
mayor of this town, Tito S. Sarion with negligence.
has filed a motion for reconsidera- He also assailed the Court’s ruling find-
ing him guilty of violating Section 3(E) of
tion in the Sandiganbayan in the
Republic Act No. 3019 or the Anti-Graft
latter’s recent ruling finding him and Corrupt Practices Act, as not all ele-
guilty of malversation and graft. ments constituting its violation are present
The September 29, 2017 ruling of the and that he did not act with gross inexcus-
Sandiganbayan stemmed from Sarion’s able negligence as the Court ruled.
alleged act of allowing the contractor of Sarion also presented other grounds for
the construction of the municipal market his motion including the regularity of his
to be paid the sum of P1,000,000.00 from act, that his guilt was not proved beyond
public funds in violation of certain exist- reasonable doubt and that there is a pend-
ing rules and requirements which in all, ing appeal on the notice of disallowance
constitute malversation under Article 217 from the Commission on Audit on which
of the Revised Penal Code. the latter has not yet ruled with finality.
In his motion, Sarion said that the San- In a statement, Sarion said the filing of
diganbayan erred in convicting him of his motion for reconsideration is one that
malversation as not all of the elements of (Turn to page 6)

PNR-SOUTH OPENING IN 2022: SALCEDA LEGAZPI CITY — The Phil-


ippine National Railways (PNR)
South Long Haul Project, spanning
some 581 kilometers from Manila
to Matnog, Sorsogon, is now on
track towards its target opening by
second quarter of 2022.
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Cong. SALCEDA

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2 BIKOL REPORTER OPINION OCTOBER 15-21, 2017

EDITORIAL OPINIONS
Higher BIR Collections? UNLIMITED
BICOL Atty. TONY (APA) ACYATAN

TRANSPORT (Atty. APA – chairs Acyatan & Co.,


CPAs-DFK International – is past chair
and replacing human tasks, the same
experts were the first to contradict,
G. Dominguez III also said that SSS
should be prudent in coming up with
of ASEAN Federation of CPAs, PICPA saying such fears that BPO jobs are schemes to improve the pension
There was an old PNR ad once which past president and Hall-of-Famer, in peril are overstated and won’t affect fund’s accrual life, which was reduced
says that “where the train goes, progress and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement call-center employment. Indeed – this by 10 years after it implemented an
follows.” Awardee). could be a big employment problem. across the board P1,000 increase in
TAX COLLECTIONS: BIR - the Skeptics in the Philippines IT- pension..
So the announcement of Rep. Joey government’s main tax agency, business process management (IT- GOVERNMENT REVAMP: The
Salceda that the PNR will once again run exceeded its target in September 2017 BPM) industry have already judged this second revenue producer of the
in 2022 comes as an “advancer,” as we call amid intensified campaign for better sector as a sunset industry because government (Bureau of Customs)
tax compliance. Preliminary data from AI is going to displace most of the is now under a new Commissioner
it in the media.
DOF said the tax agency surpassed its tasks in the voice sector: Already, the (Isidro Lapena). Upon his assumption
This means, we still have to wait for five P130.12B target last month by 6.2% - to IT-BPM Roadmap 2022 targets nearly of duties – he ordered a top-level
P138.17B. Year-on-year, BIR collections $40B in revenues and 1.8M more jobs revamp wheby 38 district collectors
years before we can expect the train of
jumped 21.45% in September (from by 2022. The industry’s Roadmap has and section chiefs were relieved.
progress coming to the region, particularly P113.77B). Of total collections, BIR’s considered impacts of new technology, The new BOC head brought along
those what we call the railroad towns. Large Taxpayers Group cornered the including AI. Oracle, a global IT giant, with him three former PDEA officials
biggest share (64.9%, or P89.69 B). has just launched the record-breaking to assume key posts in the Bureau.
This means that for now, we have to rely The sector’s actual revenue take is Oracle Autonomous Database, Meantime – deputies of the relieved
on the ever moon-cratered Quirino Highway, also higher by 14.5% against target of industry’s first in fully automated suite district officers were designated
specifically at the perennially rehabilitated P78.28B. of cloud platform. as OICs in the hope of maximizing
Sipocot section at Sigamot, the source of Non-large taxpayers, on the other SSS CONTRIBUTIONS: The customs collections.
much suffering for commuters. hand contributed 33.57%, or P46.38B Department of Budget and Management In another front, Malacanang
to BIR’s revenue take. This is slightly (DBM) said higher contribution for ordered the dismissial from the
From an ordinary citizen’s point of lower compared with the P46.39B goal. SSS members is inevitable to keep Energy Regulation Commission of
view, the endless repair or re-blocking Collections from non-large taxpayers the long-term viability of the private chairman Jose Vicente B. Salazar
still increased by 17% (from P39.61B). sector pension fund. DBM Secretary – for grave misconduct! In the
or rehabilitation done or whatever In the first 9-months of 2017, BIR’s same period – two alleged “narco
Benjamin E. Diokno said the SSS
technical terms the DPWH is using to revenues aggregated to P1.302T (10.8% management has to decide on behalf generals” were fired from their PNP
euphemistically soften the hardships higher than P1.74T in 2016). The lower- of the present and future pensioners, posts following an investigation into
commuters experience, is simply showing than-expected revenues and the delays citing that its board cannot solely latch their involvement in the illegal drug
the agency’s incapacity to implement in the Duterte administration’s proposed itself unto populist demands of the operation. Ordered dismissed from
TRAIN prompted DBCC to slightly adjust public without considering the financial service by Pres. Duterte were former
something lasting.
downwards its fiscal program for 2017. repercussions. NCRPO chief Police Director Joel
If the problem is underground water BPO JOBS IN PERIL? AI, now Diokno also lashed out at the SSS Pagdilao and former Quezon City
a buzzing word in the IT world for plan to sell its real-estate assets. He Police District head – Chief Supt.
seepage, certainly, we have an old adage
artificial intelligence, is happening said when you sell your properties, it’s Edgardo Tinio. More heads may soon
that water finds its own level and that can and changing the nature of jobs with just one time. You’re just monetizing be rolling!
be a starting point for fixing the problem. machines learning tasks now performed your assets, but it will not solve the PROVERB: The spirit of man
by humans because they are more increasing demand of your beneficiaries, is the cradle of the Lord; searching
If it is the softness of the ground, then efficient and accurate. While industry while your contributions are almost all the inward parts of the heart and
the agency perhaps can think of diatabs or leaders conclude that automation is real constant. Finance Secretary Carlos belly.
Viagra. Think harder, guys.
Think of the Roman iter which are made
of cut blocks of rocks which are still in Phil hosts ASEAN gab for start-up firms
use to this day. To think they did not have
Investment opportunities and promote new technolo- co-founder and startup coach it takes a village to raise a
computer-aided tools and machines then.
are ahead for the startup gies that drive future econom- of Brainsparks, a startup in- child, and the same goes for
We cannot progress as a nation if the community as several inves- ic growth, and contribute to a cubator and one of the private startups. While they can be
quality of our performance as public tors from the Association continuous changing social sector partners of Slingshot successful alone, it would ac-
of Southeast Asian Nations environment and global econ- Asean, “One of the problems celerate their growth to have
professionals falls below the level of the
countries and its partners omy,” she added. for startups is getting potential a strong support system,” he
graveyard. are set to arrive in the Phil- The program includes a investors to know about them. added.
We cannot progress as a region if our ippines for the Slingshot conference with a powerhouse Slingshot helps with that by The event is open for
Asean Summit 2017. set of speakers from all over bringing in both foreign and startup owners and entrepre-
transportation system and arteries, like
The summit brings togeth- the ASEAN region; learning local investors in one place neurs with business innova-
the trains or our highways, only run from er entrepreneurs and innova- hubs through seminar break- at one time to learn more and tions by registering at the
the announcement of a legislator; or will tors of startup firms into one out sessions with industry get involved with the local aseancbip2017.com or follow
remain perpetually pockmarked like a very international conference set experts; public and private startup ecosystem.” link posted at the Slingshot
prominent visible visage. on Oct. 19-20 at the Philip- sector dialogues; pitching “There’s a saying that Asean social media accounts.
pine International Convention competitions; and an exhibit
Both involve not only saving face, but a Center in Manila. of business innovations that PNR-SOUTH OPENING IN 2022 . . .
total revamp or overhaul. Organized by the Depart- can help startup businesses “Dagos po an Bicol Ex- connectivity of major airports
ment of Trade and Industry, across Asean. press (the Bicol Express and seaports in Southern Ta-
Slingshot Asean 2017 aims This is the third year that pushes through),” Albay galog and Bicol Region.
to highlight the milestones the Philippines is organizing 2nd District Rep. Joey Sarte From a proposed budget
of the startup community in a Slingshot Summit, with a Salceda announced here last of PHP171 billion originally,
the Philippines and across larger audience representing week. and later PHP185 billion, it is
Asean. With the theme, “Part- 10 Asean member states as He based his announce- now allocated PHP299.4 bil-
nering for Change, Engaging part of the Philippines’ host- ment on the project's revised lion, one of the government's
the World,” this summit will ing and ASEAN’s 50th year. funding structure approved biggest infrastructure invest-
present a platform for differ- In 2015 and 2016, Sling- by the National Economic ments.
ent businesses that are still shot Philippines took initiative Development Authority Salceda, who is senior
in their preliminary phase. to form dialogues between (NEDA) board recently. vice chair of the House com-
“We are encouraging the public-private public-private The project, originally mittees on appropriations and
growth of startups in the policies with its output as the proposed years ago by Salce- ways and means, said some
country as part of the govern- creation of the Startup Eco- da, now forms part of the Du- PHP800 million and PHP7
ment’s efforts in boosting the system Development Pro- terte administration's flagship billion have been appropriat-
economy and creating jobs gram. These programs have projects under the massive ed for the project in the GAA
for Filipinos in the country,” been rolled out as building infrastructure “Build Build 2016 and GAA 2017 budgets,
says DTI Undersecretary for blocks for linkages between Build” program. respectively, of Department
Trade and Investments Pro- government and private sec- It is envisioned as a back- of Transportation’s (DOTr),
motion Nora K. Terrado. tor initiatives. bone of economic develop- not PNR’s as announced pre-
“Startups are able to utilize According to Artie Lopez, ment designed to enhance the (Turn to page 8)

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KANTONG Estetikang Bikol


DIS *KARTE
*KUSYON
*KURSO

PUTIKON! May pighihimo an Ateneo de maray sigurong hilingon ta na ngona


FRANK PEÑONES JR.

asin nagsisimbag sa satong hapot –


Naga University sa paagi kan an satong pagiisip, gawi o mga gibo igwa man kita siyempreng estetika.
Snap presidential election? sarong paratukdo kaini na si Dennis nganing malinawan ta kun ta’no ta Alagad kun ano ini o sain ini
Gonzaga, na sarong kumperensya siring an satong mga hiron. Igwa man naipapahayag iyo an boot simbagon
Siisay si Sen. Dominador 'Bading' Aytona? Gadan pa lang sa nganing pag-orolayan an manongod daw kitang sadiring estetika? Kun kan kumperensya. Susog sa
edad na 99 sa Metro Manila. Dakul na Bikolano lingaw na saiya sa estetikang Bikol. siring, pa’no ini napapahiling o sain ini organizer, an mga research papers
ta haloy nang nagretira sa gobierno. Toltol na Bkolanong senador
Nagpaluwas na siya nin nahihiling o naipapahayag. pwedeng isurat sa Bikol. Sa hiling
kan dekada 60, taga Libon, Albay, nag eskuela sa CamHigh
sa Naga City. Working student, pero nagtapos pag eskuela na pangapodan para sa mga scholars, Kan madugkal kan mga ko tama ini, bako lang ta madagdag
pirming may honor. Mantang nagtatrabaho sa General Auditing mga akademiko, researchers, mga arkeyolohiko an mga lumang dulay ini sa korpus kan mga obrang
office saka may agom na, nag-aadal pa sya sa colegio. Tolong artists, asin mga istudyante nin arte sa kweba sa Kalanay sa Masbate, nakasurat sa Bikol kundi ta marhay
degrees an nakua nya sa University of Manila, BSBA kan 1947, na magsumitir kan abstract kan sinurat ni F. Landa Jocano, na an mga na gamiton na an Bikol bilang
summa cum laude, Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude, Master saindang mga research bago o sa suanoy na mga abitantes kan Bikol lengwwahe sa akademya. Saro
of Laws (1951), cum laude. Nagika-duwa sa bar exam marka
94.55. Sa edad na 36 pig appoint sya ni Pres. Magsaysay komo Nobyembre 10. “igwa na nin agimadmad kun ano an ining paagi na mapapayaman ta an
budget comisyoner kn 1960, tapos guinibo syang sec of finance Magayon an espuersong ini ta bako magayon.” satong tataramon sa pagbilog nin
ni Pres Carlos Garcia. Kn maguin Sen sya an chair kn finance sana ining bago, kundi nakatutok ini Ini sa hiling ko an pinakaenot na mga teorya (theorizing) manongod
com na nagpasar nin budget na mayong pork. Pambato kn bkol sa satong sadiri. Kun boot tang orog nakasurat na obserbasyon manongod sa satong inaagihan o pagkabuhay
na maguin VP ni Garcia kaya lang napierde sa convention kn na maintindihan an satong sadiri, sa estetikang Bikol, na nagpapahiling bilang Bikolnon.
NP ta daog sya sa barakalan nin delegados.
******
c bading aytona, orgullo kan libon asin bikol.kadakul mga
jovenes dgdi sa libon kan panahon na nainspirar kan ehemplo
Significant Roles of School Administrators
By EVA B. ASTIVE, Head Teacher 2
nya. on a personal note, bisto niya an sakong ama (nagadan sa
edad na 94 kan sarong taon) ta kan tiempo japon dgdi sa barrio Pacifico Elementary School, Nabua East District
buga an saiyang ina asin ibang tugang nagestar. rosauro an
Education nowadays, especially that we are now in the full to target the ideal development that the department so desires.
apilyido kan saiyang ina na may rogaring na daga dgdi sa buga.
saro ako sa natabangan ni sen. aytona. salamat "tio" bading. may implementation of K-12 Curriculum, calls for a strong leadership Thirdly, a school head is a curriculum developer and instruc-
u rest in peace.- fred araya, libon, albay (ret pro denr 5) of school administrators. Teachers play an important role in pre- tional leader that create a physical and psychological climate
****** paring the youth for the modern age. Administrators are likewise conducive to teaching and learning. It is a must that school
I was still a budding mediaman when i began to admire charge to go beyond what the curriculum emphasizes, that is to heads must see to it that teachers and students are motivated
Sen Aytona, being yearly d most OUTSTANDING SENATOR operationalize functions and roles of administrator, that is based to implement the curriculum with appropriate strategies that both
& FINANCE PRODIGY. I eyed him and wrote that he must be on the visible outputs and plan intensively to enrich the minds enjoy the teaching-learning process, but not leaving the ideal of
d First Bicolano President of d country. Up to now no One can of the students. improving the educational target that is to mentor the students
surpass hs financial prowess. Only LRV comes next to him! - As we go further from planning to implementation of the pres- with passion, that at the same time improving the learning envi-
emil Saavedra ent curriculum, there are significant roles of school administra- ronment of the school.
****** tors that need to be reviewed: First, a school head is a visionary Lastly, a school head is a fiscal manager, who is able to man-
I have approximately half a hectare planted with pili trees plus principal, motivator, advocate and planner that is able to lead age all personnel, physical and fiscal resources and run it with
100 trees coming from the Provl Govt to be planted in another in the realization of vision and mission that involves the stake- integrity so that there will be a high achievement not only in
hectare - kya vry interested po ako sa future kaining industry. Pls holders both internal and external. As a motivator, it requires an terms of educational target but good relationship among school
keep me posted.- chin2 d castro, mun administrator, bulan, open-mind and be transparent at all times to gain respect from personnel and stakeholders, thus, the school will produce better
sorsogon the people in the institution. citizens in the community and in the nation.
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Next, a school head must be a builder of networks and sup- School heads are essential part of building a strong nation,
Women are so difficult to accomodate.
port systems that widen the network through the involvement of that as they play their significant roles and functions there is
At 18, they want handsome men.
At 25, they want matured men. other stakeholders who will participate actively in the improve- no doubt that educational system in the Philippines create more
At 30, they want successful men. ment of the school. There is a need to organize groups that will leaders in the community and nation as well.
At 40, they want established men. be one in the development of the school and pupils as the center Source: A Primer on School Leadership
At 50,60,70,80,they want faithful men. of improvement. Administrators promote mobilization of people (SBM Environment)
😊
Men are very simple.
At 18, they want pretty young girls. JOKE-JOKE-JOKE Ni JOJO MAHARLIKA
At 25, they want pretty young girls.
At 30, they want pretty young girls. Nasa golf course si Minyong at mga kumpare tuwing week- Nagsimula uli ang conversation…
At 40, they want pretty young girls. ends kahit galit na galit ang kanilang mga Mises. Seksi: Kung umuwi ako ng gabi may kasamang lalaki...
At 50,60,70,80, they still want pretty young girls! He3 Nagpayabangan ang magku-kumpare.. Anong tawag mo sa kanya?
Let's take d initiative fr other seniors in Bicol..all seniors must Kumpare #1: Binigyan ko si Mises ng diamond necklace Parrot: Asawa mo!
demand acctng frm their LGUs!- butch santos bago ako makalabas para mag-golf! Seksi: Paano kung dalawa yung lalaki?
Dapat mamatean ninda an kaanggutan kan mga Sr. Citizens. Kumpare #2: Bale wala ‘yan. Ako sinuhulan ko si Mises ng Parrot: Asawa mo at kapatid.
- jimmy arejola sports car saka lang ako pinayagan mag-golf! Seksi: Good! Good! Eh paano kung tatlo sila?
****** Minyong: Mga duwag at under-the-saya pala kayo. Ako wa- Parrot: Asawa mo, kapatid at bayaw!!!
*Milaor, camsur- Hataw magdamlag sa tahaw kn baylehan an lang ibinigay kahit ano. Isang tanong ko lang kay Minyang… Seksi: Wow!!! Very goood! Eh paano kung apat na lalaki?
mga wranglers kn 20ng bgys kn banuaan na may leaning tower ”GOLF COURSE o INTERCOURSE??? Heto, narito na agad Parrot: (Tumingin kay Manager) Bosing...lunurin mo na ako.
na may white petal pa! Dakulang okasyon kn seniors na may dual ako!!! Sinabi ko na nga ba prostitute ang babaeng ito eh!!!
*** ***
citzenship. Koronasyon kn superlola 2017. Rinibo an nasa laog/
Minyong: Ang lamig siguro ng labi mo!? Dahil sa panukala ni House Majority Leader, Congressman
luwas kn maylaud coverdcourt.
Minyang: (Kinikilig) Hindi naman….bakit mo naman nasabi Rudy Farinas na huwag hulihin ang mga mambabatas na in-
****** ‘yan? volve sa traffic violations, naging strikto ang traffic officers sa
Pgkoronahan ni mayor labas reyes c mrs salvacion nullan kn Minyong: Nagyeyelo kasi ang ngipin mo!!! mga violators…
sn vicente komo superlola. Mghapon c okasyon-- asembly/forum, *** Pulis: Akina ang driver’s license mo!
misa, sr nayt, coronatiön rites & dance x 3! Sa forum bisita an mga Hindi maintindihan ni Minyong ang mga banko kung bakit na- Pedestrian: Sir...wala akong driver’s license!
representantes kn dept of labor & philhealth. An ibang magagayon katali yung mga ballpen nila. Pulis: Aahhh...driving without license!
na lola na pgkoronahan man: salvacion dla cruz (lipot) Kung pinagkakatiwalaan natin sila sa pera natin? Bakit hindi Pedestrian: Pero Sir...kita ‘nyo naman, naglalakad lang ako!
****** nila tayo kayang pagkatiwalaan sa ballpen? Wala akong sasakyan!
1st runner up/ elena porteria (sn mguel) 2nd runrup/ ana *** Pulis: Aahhh...another violation! Driving without a car!!!
bönifacia d los santos (sto domingo), 3rd & salvaciön vargas Seksi at batang-bata na babae ang pumasok sa pet shop at ***
gavino (sn an2nio), 4th runner up. An presidnte kn sr citizens naghahanap ng parrot… Anak-mayaman sa Iloilo si Tina at pinag-aral ng magulang sa
mlaor eu man guiraray an beteranong c jes taumotorgo. Manager: May dalawang klase ng parrot dito. ‘Yung isa nang- Europe para matutong tumugtog ng violin. Dahil maganda, ma-
Pusog na suportado sya ni david cataneo & josefina felizmenio gagaya ng sinasabi at yung isa naman, marunong mag-isip. tangkad, seksi at mayaman, niligawan siya ng isang kilalang Eu-
verdadero,1st & 2nd vice presidnts./e Seksi: Gusto ko yung marunong mag-isip. ropean violin virtuoso na si Victor Ijan. Naging mag-sweetheart
****** (Kinuha ni Manager ang marunong mag-isip para subukin and dalawa. Umuwi sila sa Pilipinas para sundin ang tradisyon
* An saro sa mga gurangan na organisasyon kn antigong ang talino nito) ng Pilipino na pamamanhikan sa magulang ni Tina. Matapos
banuaan na mlaor, an bachelors club, macecelebrar kn ika 60ng Seksi: Hi...anong itsura ko? ang formal introductions...sumigaw ng napakalakas na “NO”
kumpleanyo sa maabot na octobre 30. Yan sararong pgbuyagyag Parrot: Mukha kang prostitute! ang Daddy ni Tina!!!
ni totoy bare & ms emily hdalgo, mga pamayo kn bachelors & Seksi: Bastos! Ayokong bilhin ‘yan! Bakit??? (dahil ang magiging pangalan ni beauty Tina ay...
bachelorettes, kn sabadong bangui. Sgun sainda may misa (Dinala ni Manager sa likod ng shop ang parrot at inilubog Tina Ijan)
ngona pagkaaga kn lunes octobre 30, masunod an breakfast sa isang timbang tubig at pinagsabihan...Pag inulit mo pa ‘yun, ***
pkamisa sa res n ms hdalgo kataid kn municipio. Pagkabangui lulunurin kita sa timba, Pagbalik ng Store Manager, muli ni- Kung ang Amerika ay may ASTRONAUT
an auditorium sa maylaud coverd court. An bachelors club yang pinagtanong si Seksi. Pangako ni Manager na matino Ang Russia may COSMONAUT
na si parrot. Ang 'Pinas naman ay may KINONAUT.
pgfundar nin mga juvenes, estudyantes & tambay kn oct 29
1957. C depuntong jose boy amador an enot na presidente. An
bachelors/bchelorets bisto komo sponsor kn taonan na amateur
singing contest kada dec 31 kun saen nabisto c mayor anthony
lahbas reyes kn sya akion pa. An sarn pang proj ect ninda an
annual hawaiian barn dance. An mlaor kn dekada 50-70 may
barayle haros barubangui sa atubang kn municipio. An saindang
ofcl song 'green fields'.
******
FOr the undying heroism of Hermanos and Hermanas;
For the Incomparable advocacy of great brotherhood and
unity;
For the continuous sharing of love and service;
SB would be forever glad,strong,and living with its LEGACY!
HAPPY 53rd Anniv!
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6 BIKOL REPORTER OCTOBER 15-21, 2017

CARD MBA sets 53rd Prov'l


Office opening in Rizal
CARD Mutual Benefit
Association, Inc. (CARD
MBA, Inc.), the microin-
surance arm of CARD Mu-
INVITATION TO BID tually Reinforcing Institu-
tions (CARD MRI), opened
The Local Government Unit of Siruma would like to invite BIDDERS to bid: its 53rd Provincial Office
(PO) last October 3, 2017
in Cainta, Rizal.
The expansion is intended
to accommodate the growing
number of clients of the com-
pany and to realize its goal of
insuring 40 million lives by
2020.
The expansion also serves
to effectively and efficiently CARD MBA and RBI staff joined the photo op after the event
cater to the microinsurance with CARD MBA General Manager, May Dawat and the Deputy
Director for Operations, Aristopher Punzalan in Cainta, Rizal
needs of members in the
on Oct 3, 2017.
form of basic life insurance,
retirement fund, credit life CARD, Inc. and Rizal like CARD MRI Disaster
and golden life insurance Bank, Inc. are also member Relief Assistance Program
program. institutions of CARD MRI. (CDRAP), Mass Wedding,
“This [PO opening] is “So while the clients of and Build-Operate-And-
the answer to the long-time the financial institutions of Transfer (BOAT) program
request to open a Provincial CARD MRI is increasing, solely for the clients of
Office nearer to our clients we in the CARD MBA is CARD MRI and its BOAT
because of the wide opera- also doing our best to cater to partners.
tion of CARD, Inc. and Rizal the microinsurance needs of CARD MBA opened its
Bank, Inc.,” said May Da- these clients,” Dawat added. 52nd Provincial Office in
wat, CARD MBA General CARD MBA also of- Laoag, Ilocos Norte last Sep-
Manager, during the event. fers non-financial services tember 4, 2017.

SARION FILES MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION . . .


is provided by law and that ily taken from that transac- really need to go through
because it is not yet final tion. Issues were raised and this then I will overcome in
and executory. debatable and I know where God’s grace. I know justice
“One thing for sure, I to stand. I feel sorry for my will prevail and the Court
did not get or use a single family, friends and support- will eventually confirm my
centavo for me or my fam- ers but I firmly believe I just innocence,” he said

INVITATION TO BID
The Local Government Unit of Siruma would like to invite BIDDERS to bid:

The General Services Office of the Local Government Unit of Siruma now invites bids for The General Services Office of the Local Government Unit of Siruma now invites bids for
the Supply and Delivery of Construction Materials. Bidders should have completed within five the Supply and Delivery of materials for the construction of Toilet Facilities. Bidders should
(3) years, from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The have completed within five (3) years, from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract
description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly in Section similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Docu-
II Instructions to Bidders. ments, particularly in Section II Instructions to Bidders.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-dis- Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-dis-
cretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) cretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)
of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”. of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”.
Bidding is open to all interested bidders, whether local or foreign, subject to the conditions for Bidding is open to all interested bidders, whether local or foreign, subject to the conditions for
eligibility provided in the IRR of RA 9184. Interested bidders may obtain further information eligibility provided in the IRR of RA 9184. Interested bidders may obtain further information
from the Local Government of Siruma and inspect the bidding documents at the address given from the Local Government of Siruma and inspect the bidding documents at the address given
below starting from 8AM until 5PM. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased below starting from 8AM until 5PM. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased
by interested Bidders starting on October 11 to October 18, 2017 from the Office of the BAC by interested Bidders starting on October 11 to October 18, 2017 from the Office of the BAC
Secretariat, Siruma Camarines Sur Secretariat, Siruma Camarines Sur
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before October 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before October 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidder’s representatives who choose to attend at Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidder’s representatives who choose to attend at
the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. The Local Government of Siruma reserves the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. The Local Government of Siruma reserves
the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any
time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or
bidders. bidders.

(Sgd.) FAUSTO C. ROMERO, JR., PhD


Chairperson, BAC (Sgd.) FAUSTO C. ROMERO, JR., PhD
BIKOL REPORTER BIKOL REPORTER Chairperson, BAC
Published: October 15, 2017 Published: October 15, 2017
OCTOBER 15-21, 2017 BIKOL REPORTER 7
PIA CamSur formally opens ASEAN hub geared towards better under-
NAGA CITY – Philip-
pine Information Agency standing of what ASEAN is.
(PIA) Camarines Sur Pro- Visitors will also have a
vincial Office here, formal- chance to view audio-video
ly opened its ASEAN Infor- presentation showcasing the
mation hub, Friday (Oct. three pillars of ASEAN and
13), as it aggressively push its thematic priorities via a
for wider dissemination of television set up at the hub.
ASEAN-related informa- Fr. Louie Occiano, Cac-
tion in the remaining quar- eres Commission on Com-
ter of the year. munications Chairman led
President Rodrigo Du- the blessing of the hub.
terte, upon assumption of the PIA Camarines Sur Pro-
chairmanship of this year’s vincial Head Ana-Liza S.
Association of Southeast Macatangay believes that the this year, we have already organizations and other part- that every one will have an nificance to all of us,” Macat-
Asian Nations (ASEAN) hub will serve as an exten- conducted the ASEAN multi- ners Back to back with that access to information. With angay added
50th Founding Anniversary sion of the other info avenue sectoral forum where we is the opening of the ASEAN this ASEAN info hub here in This year’s theme is “Part-
mandated the Presidential that the provincial office had have invited heads and repre- Info Kiosk at the Camarines the office, we intend to cre- nering for change, engag-
Communications Operations already launched earlier. sentatives of various govern- Sur Water Sports Complex in ate more info multipliers to ing the world.” -JRMadrid-
Office (PCOO) thru the PIA “On the late part of May ment agencies, NGOs, civic Pili, Camarines Sur to ensure drumbeat the ASEAN’s sig- PIA5/Camarines Sur)
to conduct extensive infor-
mation campaign to drumbeat
the importance of ASEAN to
ordinary Filipino people.
As such, various ASEAN-
related activities have been
launched in various PIA re-
gional and provincial offices
all over the archipelago to en-
sure that this mandate is car-
ried on and delivered to the
grassroots community.
PIA Camarines Sur opened
its provincial hub to ensure
that people from all walks of
life, particularly our media
allies and other stakehold-
ers will have an easy access
to info materials regarding
ASEAN.
The ASEAN Information
hub, located at the 2nd Floor
of Firande Square Building,
J. Miranda Avenue, Concep-
cion Pequena here will show-
case info collaterals: leaflets,
magazine, flyers, stickers
and other reading materials

Scottish Rite
Mason held
its 7th multi
orient in
Sorsogon
The South Luzon and
Bicol Scottish rite masons
held their 7th multi orient
convention in Sorsogon,
last October 13-14, with the
convention theme RIGH-
TEOUNESS , JUSTICE
AND TRUTH FOR HU-
MAN PROGRESS.
The Sovereign Grand
Commander, Illustrious
George L. So, 33’, with Il-
lustrious Peter Lim Lo Suy,
33’ the immediate past Grand
Commander and Illustrious
Joven K Chua 33’ PSGC led
the delegations of the mem-
bers of supreme council of
the Sovereign Grand Inspec-
tor general of the Thirty-third
& last Degree of the Ancient
& Accepted Scottish Rite of
Freemasonry of the Republic
of the Philippines.
The convention started
with the 4’-14’ conferral at
Bulusan Lodge Temple, 25
new Scottish Rite members,
were conferred with the de-
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8 BIKOL REPORTER OCTOBER 15-21, 2017

PNR-SOUTH OPENING IN 2022 . . . the project. zon and the Bicol provinces ommended by the Bicol Re- the industry, services and ag-
Based on recent changes, of Camarines Sur and Albay gional Development Council riculture sectors.
viously, and another PHP3 Appropriations’ in addition to its Commuter Line segment to Sorsogon. in 2015, during Salceda’s It is seen to further boost
billion has been requested by the PHP3 billion DOTr has which spans 72 kilometers Salceda said the PNR term as chairman. Bicol’s tourism industry by
DOTr for FY 2018. already requested for 2018. with 23 stations, now starts South Railways is now “a When completed, it will as much as 30 percent which
The project is also includ- Implementation works for from Solis-Hermosa in Ma- priority investment project vastly improve connectivity forms part of the predicted 24
ed in the first basket of proj- the project are ongoing, es- nila to Los Baños, Laguna. of the government” and is a and efficiency among South- percent economic returns it
ects to be financed and built pecially for right-of-way ac- The Long Haul segment vitally urgent infrastructure ern Luzon’s urban centers will bring to the countryside
with the assistance of China. quisition. picks up from Los Baños and for Southern Luzon. It was and regional growth hubs and when fully operationalized,
A Memorandum of Under- Consultations have al- runs through Batangas, Que- approved and strongly rec- thus enhance productivity in he added.
standing setting out the scope ready been held with Bicol
of China's assistance for the local chief executives and SCOTTISH RITE MASON HELD ITS 7TH MULTI ORIENT IN SORSOGON . . .
project will be signed during lawmakers, and the DOTr
the ASEAN Summit in No- have been working with gree of Perfect Elus, the new tion resumed with reports doro, Orient of Laguna, Que- tion that Naga City will be
vember 2017. HUDCC, NHA, SHAFC, and ELUS was headed by the from the different orient, ma- zon and Marinduque, Orient the venue for the 18th Multi
Proceeds from the loan PCUP towards implementing City Mayor of Legaspi Bro sonic education, presentation of Camarines and Orient of Orient Convention. Central
will become available under the resettlement of the fami- Noel Rosal, 14’. and approval of resolution. Albay, Catanduanes, Mas- Bicol Bodies A. & A.S.R
GAA 2018’s ‘Unprogrammed lies that will be affected by The ceremonies of the The different participating bate and Catanduanes. shall be the host with its Ven-
convention was presided by Scottish Rites bodies were It was announce before the erable Master, Byron Jose M.
Illus. Maximino R. Ables, Orient of Batangas and Min- adjournment of the conven- Barrameda, 32’ KCCH.
Republic of the Philippines 33’ IGH, Venerable Master
LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE of pres. Aguinaldo Lodge Of
Province: Camarines Sur Perfection, assisted by Bro.
City/Municipality: Libmanan

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION


Marianito E, Frivaldo, 32’
KCCH, who gave the invo-
cation, and Bro. Rufino D.
Message of Thanks
In compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. No. 9048, Escote, 32’ KCCH, declared
a Notice is hereby served to the public that LOURDITA the existence of quorum.
LUNTOK AGUIRRE has filed with this Office, a Petition for The valley deputy of Sor-
Change of First Name from “MARIA ELOISE VICENTA” to sogon and Legaspi, Illus.
“MARIA ELOISE” in the birth certificate of MARIA ELOISE Rogelio C. Lee, 33’IGH gave
VICENTA AGUIRRE, who was born on March 15, 1968 at
the opening remarks.
San Juan, Libmanan, Camarines Sur and whose parents
are MARCIAL C. AGUIRRE and LOURDITA L. LUNTOK.
The different dignitaries
were accorded the masonic
Any person adversely affected by said petition may reception, to name some of
file his written opposition with this office not later than the present dignitaries aside
October 28, 2017. from the supreme com-
mander and the past supreme
(Sgd.) EMILIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO commanders were the differ-
Municipal Civil Registrar
ent SGIGs. The host SGIG
BIKOL REPORTER is Illus. Nelson D. Doloiras
Published: October 15 and 22, 2017 33’, the SGIG of the Orient
of Albay, Catanduanes, Mas-
bate, Sorsogon, & designate
Republic of the Philippines
LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE
Province: Camarines Sur
SGIG for the Orient of Ca-
marines, other presents were
Illus. Jaime B. Concepcion,
ELIZA LAZARO JIMENEZ, 93
City/Municipality: Libmanan 33’ SGIG of the orient of Ba- In loving memory of ELIZA LAZARO JIMENEZ, Chair Emeritus of the Mariners
tangas and Mindoro, together System in Bicol Region, who died in the Peace of the Lord on Saturday, August 12,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION 2017 at the age of 93 in Naga City, also her place of birth. Eliza was born to the late
with SGIG Illus. Odilon C. Severino Lazaro and Basiliza dela Torre on June 14, 1924. She was the widow of the
In compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. No. 9048, Aquino 33’ of the orient of late Jaime Chavez Jimenez, 69, native of Libmanan, Camarines Sur, who was the
Laguna, Quezon and Marin- proud Founder of the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), in Canaman,
a Notice is hereby served to the public that WILFREDO
Camarines Sur, Legazpi City in Albay and in Naga City as well as the Mariners
C. DELIZO has filed with this Office, a Petition for Change duque Training Center in Manila. They had seven children – Joselito, Gabriel, Dante, Evita,
of First Name from “ALFREDO” to “WILFREDO” in the In the evening of the first Marilissa, Jaime Jr., and Merle, (Joselito and Jaime Jr. passed away earlier in life).
birth certificate of ALFREDO DELISO, who was born on day, was the Night with the The remaining four days of her wake were spent at the Mariners Canaman Chapel
April 5, 1962 at Caima, Libmanan, Camarines Sur and sovereign Grand Command- which she helped build in the institutions’ formative years.
whose parents are CAYETANO DELISO and FELICISIMA A loving mother, called “Mommy Dear” by her surviving children and grandchildren,
er, during the fraternal ban- Eliza left behind numerous relatives and friends including those with whom she
CORDERO.
quet-the feast of Tishri was shared much of her generosity and compassion and who will miss her greatly.
also celebrated. The first day The family wishes to thank all of those who cared and prayed for her during the
Any person adversely affected by said petition may last few months of her illness at a city hospital and who shared their loss when she
file his written opposition with this office not later than ended with fellowship of the finally joined the Lord. Prayers and donations for her charity which touched the
October 28, 2017. various delegates from other lives of many like schooling for poor aspirants to the Priesthood and for the Chapel
orient. for Seafarers at Mariners are most welcome and may be made to any of the
(Sgd.) EMILIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO The second day of the schools through the Office of Finance Affairs (OFA).
Municipal Civil Registrar With love, the memory of her kind deeds and the strength of
convention started at 6:30 am her good example live on. Dios Mabalos! Thank
BIKOL REPORTER with wreath laying ceremo- you very much!
Published: October 15 and 22, 2017 nies at the Rizal monument,
after breakfast, the conven-

FOR SEPTEMBER
NAME OF DECEASED DATE OF INTERMENT

MANUEL D.C AMADOR SEPTEMBER 2, 2017


HADJIE E. TRANSONA SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
WILLIAM D. DEQUIROS SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
PRUDENCIO J. GUTIERREZ SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
RICARDO N. ROSIN SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
OZZIAS T. VILLAVER JR. SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
RONIE ROMY D. FAJARDO SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
MARCELINA E. PONTERES SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
DULCE B. MARIANO SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
BENJAMIN V. CAPISTRANO SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
LITA H. GUEVARA SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
ELEGIO Y. BONAVENTE SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
WILFREDA R. SAN FELIPE SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
DOLORES T. CHAVEZ SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
RAFAEL D. DY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
REMY O. RIVERO SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
MILCAH JANNEL A. PELOMEO SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
OCTOBER 15-21, 2017 BIKOL REPORTER 9

HONEST EXAMPLES
Mayor John Bongat received from Mr. Archel Arroyo, owner of Arroyo’s Pilinut Store, who
turned over a cash amounting to Php11,000.00 left by a certain Roy De Mesa from Laguna. In
the other photo, Christom Baguio, an employee of the PSO Civil Security Unit also found a
black wallet with P25,000.00 cash and check book of Antonia de los Reyes.

KANTONG PUTIKON . . . OK-BICOL . . . Photo shows SEDP Inc. Director for Finance and Administration Salvi Rufina Angela M.
A celebration of greatness and tenacity! furniture, processed foods and Morcoso (center) onstage with (from left) SSS Senior Vice President for Account Management
Long live! SPMK!- ato dla cruz, lagnoy cs native health and wellness con- Group and Concurrent Head of the International Operations Group and Balikat ng Bayan
****** Awards Committee Chairperson Judy Frances A. See, SSS President and Chief Executive
coctions, all made out of local-
*For a more competitive pilipins! Yan an totokaron ni cong Officer Atty. Emmanuel F. Dooc, Social Security Commission Chairman Amado D. Valdez,
ly available raw materials. and SSS Corporate Executive Officer III of the Cooperatives and Informal Sector Department
gabi bordado (LP, 3rd dist camsur) s 99th loyalty day celebration
kn up los banos ska ika 43 na bday kn uplb alumni assn camsur. “The trade fair hit the to- Honorato C. Carranza, Jr.
Guiguibuhon sa maabot na oct 14 sat 10am sa ecopark pacol tal sales of P21.3M which
nc. Pganunciar ini sa board mtng kn uplbaa kn sabado ni tony
boy altamarino, presidente. C bordado uplb alumnus na tapos bs
exceeded the P20M target. It
has also contributed much to
Bicol-based NGO hailed as 1st Best
agribiznes & master n publc admnistration . Naguin vm, konsehal
& administrator kn naga sa halawig na panahon. Nagtrabo sya
job generation in the Bicol’s
countryside. The 141 exhibi-
Servicing, Collecting Partner of SSS
sa technical board foi agricultural council (tbac) kn banko central.
Bantogan syang parasurat. Esposa nya an edukador na c dr gina
tors proved that their products In line with its 60th An- creating new channels for SSS Region and Samar provinces.
junsay bordado phd, pres kn camsur state univ of agrculture are not only ASEAN ready; niversary celebration, the services among community Since December 2013, SEDP
(cbsua). An asosasyon famuso sa pagtulod nin scholarsip pgm but globally ready, as well,” Social Security System (SSS) members in far-flung areas. facilitated more than 4,600
para sa agrculture & envroment, pagpauswag kn papoma & Berango said. presented for the first time the SEDP offers loans, micro-in- SSS transactions which include
pagprotihir kn kapalibotan. Pero an uplb ngonian bukas na bko Bicol’s Micro, Small and Best Servicing and Collecting surance, social services, spiritual registration and receipt of ben-
lang sa kursong agrikultura kundiscl sciences pa Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) efit and loan applications. SEDP
******
Partner Award to Simbag sa development and formation, and
have already developed world- Pag-asenso, Inc. (SEDP) for enterprise and business develop- also collected nearly P40 million
Whether one is rich or poor..
young or old.. class packaging for their pro- their exemplary performance ment services to their members in member contributions since
almost all things on this earth never truly last -- cessed food products which in expanding coverage and in five provinces of the Bicol January 2014.
except for priceless and everlasting love.. are now more competitive and
true friendship.. exported to US, Canada, Japan, DA OKAYS SORSOGON . . . their partnership and support
family.. Korea and Europe, she noted.
honor.. On the other hand, the ect is a good legacy for the to the SPODP.
Berango said the high sales
faith..
was attributed to a wider dis-
Provincial Project Manage- farmers as their children, the “Hopefully, more people
and the beauty of unforgetable memories. ment and Implementing Unit "next generation of farmers will be encouraged to imitate
****** play of products with 255 new
Time is ripe for radical change either through constitutional ones that delighted the buyers. (PPMIU) of Sorsogon will and researchers would ben- your example of loving our
means which is martial law then revolutionary government to Also, Bicol products became take charge of the monitoring efit from the development.” farmers,” he said in Filipino.
federalism, or thru a bloody and long drawn civil war. But we world-class after undergoing and evaluation of the orchard Pili grows for more than PRDP is a six-year, World
need a strong and sincere leader to start either options. Who is intensive product development and follow technical recom- 100 years. That means, two Bank-assisted national proj-
that leader is the big question. Right now there is only Duterte.-
ompong baldemor
prior to the exhibit, Berango mendations of the authorized generations will benefit from ect under the DA that aims
The other practical option is for Duterte to call for a snap said. technicians, Bordado added. the trees. to establish an inclusive,
Presidential election and invite anybody from the opposition, The top sellers for OKB last Rhia Belle Gatdula, of Sorsogon Governor Rob- market-oriented and climate-
church, and rebel groups to run! Why don't you start floating the year were awarded during the SorsogonPili Orchard Devel- ert Lee Rodrigueza expressed smart agri-fishery sector in
issue pade. It can coincide with the barangay election nx year. opening ceremony. They were
Some biznesmen are mostly partners in crime for money opment Project, said the proj- his gratitude to Gatdula for the countryside. -PNA
Arim’s Muscovado Milling
& power. However, they are short minded that there are such Facility of Albay for the Pro-
as bad karmas w/c later on worstly happen to their next, even
innocent generations.- pol sb cessed Food category, Marclo
Enterprises of Catanduanes for
Furniture & Furnishing, and
24K PAWNSHOP & JEWELRY STORE Disenio de Craftico of Albay
Blk 7, Stalls 2 & 4 GF, NCPM Naga City for Wearables & Homestyle.
Himig Kapitolyo of Sor-
sogon, MAG Dancers of Iriga
AUCTION SALE on NOVEMBER 3, 2017 City, and Tabaco City’s Young
of all unredeemed articles pledged from MARCH Dance Theatricus and The
- APRIL 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Voices of Love provided enter-
BIKOL REPORTER tainment during the fair.
Published: OCTOBER 15, 2017 Berango congratulated the
stakeholders for another suc-
cessful staging of the OKB-
Gayon Bicol Fair. “To all the
R. GUINHAWA PAWNSHOP buyers, and to everyone who
Blk. 11, Stall 2, GF, NCPM, Naga City contributed for the 21st OKB-
Gayon Bicol’s success, thank
you for all the support,” she
AUCTION SALE on NOVEMBER 3, 2017 added.
of all unredeemed articles pledged from MARCH
- APRIL 2017 at 9:00 a.m. NAGA DENGUE . . .
BIKOL REPORTER
holds to use mosquito nets
Published: OCTOBER 15, 2017
and put window screens. He
said dengue-afflicted mosqui-
tos normally prey in the crti-
cal hours of the morning --
from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
His office is also remind-
ing all residents to continue
to observe the 4 o’clock
clean- up habit, especially in
this rainy season.
The city has so far ex-
pended P800,000 in the fog-
ging and misting operation,
including the cost of equip-
ment supplies and machin-
eries, along with other mea-
sures to combat dengue.
The city government be-
lieves that the fight can be
won with the cooperation of
every household in the city.
NAGA DENGUE CASES UP
PAGE 10 BICOL, THE PHILIPPINES OCTOBER 15-21, 2017

By ARMIE B. GUNAY to the 1, 200 reported dengue most number of dengue cas-
cases in 2012 when the city es, Borja said.
NAGA CITY --- The city was last declared to be under Although the Department
government here has called the state of calamity. of Health (DOH) has already
for the cooperation of the Dr. Borja also encourages introduced the dengue vac-
residents in their common the participation of every cine in some of areas in the
effort to reduce the rising household in eradicating the country, such vaccine has yet
cases of dengue cases in the breeding area of the Aedes to arrive in Bicol, Borja said
barangays. Egypti mosquito which is the as he hoped that they would
The City Health Office carrier of the dengue virus. soon be available here.
(CHO) reported 399 den- Idle vehicle tires filled Meanwhile, fogging and
gue cases as of the month of with stagnant water are ob- misting operations continue
September this year— an in- served to be the favorite every Saturday and Sunday
breeding grounds for the den- in the barangays in the city.
crease of 147.82% compared
gue-carrying mosquitos. And The city health officer, for
to the 207 dengue cases re-
these idle tires were present good measure, advise house-
ported during the same pe-
in the top 5 barangays with (Turn to page 9)
riod last year.
Topping the list among
the 27 barangays of the city
is Barangay Cararayan, with OK-Bicol travel fair
nets P21.3M sales
55 reported dengue cases. It
is followed by Concepcion
Pequeña with 50 cases; San
Felipe with 36; Balatas , Con-
cepcion Grande and Pacol LEGAZPI CITY -- Or-
with 25 cases each; and Tri- ganizers of the recently con-
angulo with 21 dengue cases. cluded “Orgullo Kan Bikol”
City Councilor Dr. Jose (OKB) or Bicol’s Pride-
Gayon Bikol (Beautiful Bi-
“Sonny” Rañola, the Vice
col) trade and travel fair
Chairman of the Naga City
2017 said Tuesday the event
Health Board, said they are
was a resounding success
now focusing on the Search in promoting the region’s
and Destroy operation, with products, having earned re-
the assistance of the Baran- cord-high sales amounting
gay Health Workers (BHW). to P21.3M.
Despite the rising dengue The joint fair participated
cases as reported by the me- in by 141 exhibitors and held
dia, City Health Officer Dr. at the SM Megamall in Man-
Vito “Butch” Borja, assured daluyong City from October person of the Department of
there is no need to declare the 5 to 8 showcased the region’s Trade and Industry (DTI) in
city under the state of calam- best products in arts, crafts Bicol, said the products in-
ity, given the relatively less and tourism destinations. cluded wearables, housewares,
number of cases, compared Jocelyn Berango, spokes- (Turn to page 9)

CEPPIO
DENGUE DRIVE
The Naga City Health Office has been conducting fogging and misting operation in every
barangay of the city to combat the rising dengue cases.

DA okays Sorsogon pili project


By CONNIE DESTURA as an intervention identified 5, said the DA-Philippine
in the Provincial Commod- Rural Development Project
LEGAZPI CITY -- The ity Investment Plan for pili (DA-PRDP), together with
Department of Agriculture -- a top commodity in the the provincial government
(DA) regional advisory Bicol region. of Sorsogon, provided 150
board has approved for the In a phone interview grafted pili trees to the Sor-
Sorsogon Pili Enterprise Thursday, Emily Bordado, sogon Pili Orchard Develop-
Cluster a P26.21-million chief information officer ment Project (SPODP).
sub-project to process qual- of the Department of Ag- SPODP is a three-hectare
ity pili oil and pili products riculture (DA) in Region property in Juban, Sorsogon
that assures the supply of pili
in the Bicol Region.
Aside from the PHP26.21
million, the LGU-Sorsogon
also allocated PHP250,000 FILM FEST WINNERS DEONALAINE IVY FIGURA
for the construction of a con- Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona, and the Peñafrancia Filmfest ExeCom chaired
crete port perimeter fence in by Fr. Louie Occiano awarded the winners in the 4th Peñafrancia Short Film Festival at
the area. the USI auditorium. They were joined by Bicolano veteran character actors Rez Cortez,
Bembol Roco and Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino who served in the Board of Jurors.
SPODP committed to de-
LIST OF WINNERS: Best Picture - HILO (Ateneo de Naga University); 2nd Best Picture
velop one hectare into a pili -OMELET (Ligao National High School); 3rd Best Picture - BANAAG (Baao National
orchard while DA and the lo- High School). Other Finalists: KUNG SAKALING DI MABATID - Naga City Science High
cal government will provide School; PANINIMBAGAN - Naga Parochial School; PANANALIG - Vinzons National High
technical supervision and lo- School. Special Awards: Epson Peoples Choice - HILO; Best Poster - BANAAG; Best
gistic support in implement- Cinematography - KUNG SAKALING DI MABATID; Best Actor - Shelwyn Ramos (Benito),
HILO; Best Actress - Krista Ann Chavez (Abe), KUNG SAKALING DI MABATID; Best Child
ing the project.
Performer - (Mark), OMELET; Most Liked Teaser - BANAAG.
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