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LEGAZPI CITY--- The National Food Au-
thority (NFA) in Bicol has assured the pub-
lic that there is no shortage of rice stocked in
warehouses in the region, an NFA official said
Beth Jacob, regional in- to their outlets especially in
formation officer of NFA- public markets of Camarines
Bicol, in an interview said, Norte, Camarines Sur and
"Although we only have Sorsogon provinces.
remaining 110,000 sacks Although limited as their
of rice stocked inside our stocks is depleted, NFA rice
warehouses regionwide is available in the market for
that will last for two to 32 pesos per kilo, Jacob said.
three days (of delivery), "Our office will continue
there is no reason to have to deliver NFA rice in said
a rice shortage in the mar- three provinces until March
kets." 9," and we are hoping that by
Jacob said beginning April, the awaited 250,000
last January 19, they were metric tons (5 million bags)
able to deliver NFA rice (Turn to page 6)

3 Catanduanes towns pioneer Prov'l Drug Summit

In full support of Presi- in their respective venues. Catanduanes, Department of ernment Units and CATPPO the municipality, a lot of mon-
dent Rodrigo Duterte’s War Spearheaded by the Pro- Health (DOH) Catanduanes the event was participated by ey is going to the drug lords
on Drugs campaign, three vincial Local Government of and Philippine Drug Enforce- the barangay officials of the because of non-intensified
municipalities pioneered the Catanduanes and sponsored ment Agency (PDEA) Re- three municipalities. eradication of illegal drugs,
Provincial Drug Summit on by Department of Interior and gional Office V in cooperation Christian O. Frivaldo, Phil- that is why the summit plays a
February 28 until March 2, Local Government (DILG) with Municipal Local Gov- ippine Drug and Enforcement vital role in the drug clearing
Agency (PDEA) Regional operation of the province.
Office V Director gave a talk “Nilalason ka na nga, nag-
about the National Drug Situ- babayad ka pa,” he empha-
ation and Dangerous Drugs sized as he educates the partic-
Board Regulation no. 3. ipants about the disadvantages
Frivaldo said that instead of of using illegal drugs.
proceeding into the income of Gov. CUA (Turn to page 6)

DSWD sends humanitarian

caravan to Mayon victims
PASAY CITY -- More van dubbed “Hatid Tulong (NDRRMC).
than 30 trucks laden with sa Apektado ng Mt. Mayon DSWD Officer-in-Charge
family food packs (FPP) and Eruption Caravan” is the first (OIC) Emmanuel A. Leyco
non-food items amounting of a series organized by the said the caravan is the em-
to P12,996,000 were sent on Department of Social Welfare bodiment of a ‘bayanihan’
Tuesday (February 27) to and Development (DSWD) spirit which seeks to ensure
Albay for the barangays af- in collaboration with mem- the continuous provision of
DSWD officer-in-charge Emmanuel Leyco waves to the “Hatid Tulong sa Apektado ng Mt. fected by recent Mt. Mayon ber agencies of the National relief assistance to Albay res-
Mayon Eruption Caravan” during its send-off ceremony at the National Resource Operations eruption. Disaster Risk Reduction idents affected by Mt. Erup-
Center (NROC) in Pasay City. The humanitarian cara- and Management Council (Turn to page 7)

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Finalists to outstanding Housing Report Atty. TONY (APA) ACYATAN
students search in (Atty. APA – chairs Acyatan & Co., lected public markets, to attract more lots of trucks and other heavy vehi-
Bicol reject divorce bill CPAs-DFK International – is past chair
of ASEAN Federation of CPAs, PICPA
tourists to buy local products. Studies
show one of the major activities of lo-
cles. The DPWH secretary should
regularly leave the comfort of his
past president and Hall-of-Famer, cal tourists is to shop for delicacies aircon office and go to the field to
LEGAZPI CITY -- A bill in Congress that seeks to and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement and handicrafts as take-home. West- check on-going projects. He should
legalize divorce in the Philippines was met with disap- Awardee). ern Visayas is better known for bakery verify the project schedules so he
proval by finalists to the search for Ten Outstanding Stu- may know who among the contrac-
RECORD FEAT: PAG-IBIG Fund and seafood preserves which are pur-
dents for Bicol (TOSB).
told its stakeholders and partner- chased by tourists as they prepare to tors are laggards. Many of those
The finalists, who were selected by the Commission
developers in the National Capital travel for home. with incomplete projects are devoid
on Higher Education (CHED) and AKO BICOL Partylist
Region (NCR) last week of its record- The DOT program aims to help lo- of sustaining funds, thus unqualified
representatives from among nominees from various private
breaking 2017 accomplishments. cal producers to raise quality of their to bid for projects.
and state colleges and universities in the Bicol region, gave
their views on a wide range of legislative measures currently Deputy CEO Marilene Acosta reported products with particular catering to PRIVATE SECTOR FINANCING:
being debated in Congress during interviews sessions held that the 2017 home loan accomplish- domestic tourists. DOT is partnering The Administration will tap private
with Legazpi City-based media persons recently. ment has NCR contributing the big- with local government units of Region sector financing for its ambitious
Among the key issues in Congress that were raised by gest share in the corporation’s total in optimizing the ONE TOWN ONE infrastructure program (Build Build
the media persons to the finalists were the divorce bill, Tax housing loan takeout value at P27.7B PRODUCT Program of the Dept. of In- Build) if revenues from TRAIN law
Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, anti- or 42.5% of the record-breaking total terior and Local Governments (DILG). falls short of target. Socio economic
drugs campaign of the Duterte administration and the pro- of P65.1B takeout value in 2017. The On another front – tourism develop- Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
posed change in form of government from presidential to figure translates to 40,815 units built ment and marketing must also con- said the first package of the TRAIN
federalism. or purchased in 2017 in NCR (out of sider the environmental issued – like Law is expected to yield only around
The media persons, most of them affiliated with the 80,964 units built nationwide). the sorry development in the world- P90B in additional revenues during
Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster sa Pilipinas, and working PAG-IBIG executives presented famous Boracay Island in Aklan. In- the first year of implementation,
for provincial, regional and national media outfits, are en- the 2017 operational highlights in- come generation is good but we must significantly lower than the P134B
gaged in multi-media platforms such as print, radio, televi- cluding the highest gross income of not compromise the environment that forecast in the original proposal.
sion, social media and online. P43.33B ( net income of P30.27B) - rightfully belongs to our youth! The economic managers also
TOSB opened its search to Bicolano students enrolled first ever P27.29B declared dividends PUBLIC WORKS: Under the Build, lowered revenue targets in the me-
in different higher education institutions within the Bicol and highest rate of 7.61%. There are Build Build program of the Adminis- dium term, or from 2018 to 2022.
region, who have shown exemplary performance in scholar- 17.65M PAG-IBIG members owning tration, there are many projects that Lower expected revenue generation
ship, leadership and service. the P488.74B Fund. Experts say that are being approved and immediately from TRAIN will thus require shift in
Like most of his co-finalists in the search, Mark Adrian the need for housing is felt more in the started. The initial releases are made financing of infrastructure projects.
Henera, a 4th year student of Bachelor of Science in Ac- provinces instead of in the metropo- all right but the projects are soon left Borrowing is an option, with pos-
countancy from Divine Word College of Legazpi, believes lis. The demand for housing in the incomplete. The reason is that first sible greater participation by the
the divorce bill will create a social disorder. provinces must be given priority. The releases usually go to the pockets private sector. NEDA said govern-
A technical working group led by Albay Rep. Edcel Lag- housing backlog in the provinces ex- of the sponsoring politicians and offi- ment intends to fund 78% of the
man, who authored the Reproductive Health Law, consoli- tends to more than two decades. De- cials! With just scanty funds left with P9.04T budget for infrastructure in
dated and transmitted the proposals about divorce bill. cent living needs affordable housing! the contractors, completion of their six years through annual appropria-
Henera said: "Family is the basic foundation of our so- TOURISM DRIVE: Western projects stagnates to the discomfort tions, balance for funding by a mix-
ciety and yes, we have rights but we need to consider the Visayas Dept. of Tourism will launch a and stress of the road-users. ture of ODA and foreign borrowings.
effect of this bill in the minds and future of our children". This is one area where private extra
market program this year in a bid to Many of the contractors just leave
Aira Mae Diocariza, a finalist from Ligao Community
lure tourists to buy more local prod- their working materials disarranged – funds can prove useful!
College, asserted that the divorce bill "will not help the so-
ucts. Region 6 director Helen Catalbas converting them into traffic hazards. PROVERB: The name of the Lord
ciety, specially the youth”.
said the tourism market program aims In the meantime, completed sections is a strong tower – the righteous run
She said government intervention in strengthening the
to further develop and beautify se- of the highways become free parking into it and are forever safe.
ties of a family is needed in building a nation.
Rep. Rodel Batocabe, one of three representatives of
AKO Bicol partylist group in Congress and one of the au-
thors of the divorce bill, in an interview Monday said the bill
was created to lessen the number of dysfunctional families
San Jose Airport on-going, FROM MY
in the country.
“We need to consider the welfare of the children because Anti-Dynasty Law? NENITA FUENTEBELLA PEÑONES
of these dysfunctional families," said Batocabe.
CHED and AKB said TOSB aims to recognize the hard First, allow me to inform our readers summarily transgress her sworn oath Pusyon-Bisaya results; 2) Perennial
work and contribution of Bicolano students in local and that the San Jose Airport in Partido, to defend and protect the 1973 Charter Southern Mindanao chattel for
national development, a vision shared by the two award- the 4th District of Cam. Sur is on- and author a mock replacement; 2) national votes and absence of
giving bodies. going I have first talked to Rep. Noli Cory had no mandate to unilaterally actual elections; 3) warlords/
The 20 finalists to the search are: Frensie Honeylette Fuentebella a few minutes ago after convene a Constitutional Commission corrupt politicians who could not be
Brigola; Bob Vincent Gonzales; Mary Grace Mortega; I read in the Bicol Mail dated Feb. recommended by relatives, friends, removed from public office elected
Joness Sadang; Mark Lincel Tagong and Arnel Turiano, 22, 2018 which quoted Rep. L-Ray and allies appointed by Malacañang; by intimidation, force of arms,
all from University of Saint Anthony of Iriga City; Gene Villafuerte as saying the fund on the 3) Infirmities and weaknesses are illegal monies for vote-buying and
Harvey Amoroso; Eric P. Mirabueno; Jessa Brioso of Ca- budget for this airport was scrapped identifiable in the 1987 Charter. The cheating.
marines Sur Polytechnic Colleges; Penafranzia Bagasina; after three legislators opposed it. anti-dynasty provision, influenced by Contemporary shrill for ADL is
Bryan Kim Ordonez and Mika Ramos—all from Mariners L-Ray Villafuerte also said he talked to “Leftist thinking/inclination.” myopic. Prohibiting family members
Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Naga City and Cana- Secretary Tugade and told him the fund The same voices who introduced simultaneously seeking public office
(Turn to page 5) was removed. Rep. Noli Fuentebella resultant dysfunctions in a multi- is to dunce the ethos of a democratic
told me that this airport is a project party system and an abused party- process. In a real democracy,
under the Private Partnership Program. list regime in a presidential form of candidates are pre-qualified,
What benefits will Bicolanos get if this government. Recall, aforementioned campaign, and are voted or rejected
airport will not be implemented? It will items, were resisted by Vice President by the sovereign people. They are
only please the politicians - with crab Salvador Laurel and the Unido party not crowned as Napoleon in a self-
mentality. tragically blindsided by the sweeping proclaimed ceremony in a kingdom
****** “yellow fever.” Conveniently the of “first born.” Nor totalitarian states
As the proposed change to our plebiscite set the motion for restoring similar North Korea. (To be continued
Constitution is being pushed by leaders Constitutional democracy, but with next Saturday).
in the House of Representatives and “Damocles Sword” hanging over the ******
the President, the issue for and against head of our nation threatened with In my personal view, everybody
will be ventilated and discussed openly. reversion to a “Freedom Constitution,” has a right to be voted upon or
The issue on political dynasty will surely plus removal of sitting officer-in-charge rejected by the electorate based on
be an issue. In this connection, let me in a reprise of appointed allies for local his performance and not in his name
share the following view of Erik Espina governments. or who are his parents. Banning the
in the “Tempo” dated Feb. 24, 2018: Correctly contextualizing ADL children or family members of some
Anti-dynasty law? (Part 1) A BRIEF (anti-dynasty law) provision, this was government officials from being
background evaluation on the 1987 particle of the knee-jerk reaction to the candidates even before they were
Charter: 1) Cory Aquino had no prior experience of familial/crony martial born and during their lifetime which
dispensation from the Filipino people law e.g. 1) Palace-controlled Comelec, will be considered as a political
that once elected president, she could example 1978 Laban defeat and dynasty is undemocratic.

City training for family members on
disaster, emergency response continues
The City Government rio, together with City Coun-
of Naga’s training on Ba- cilor Nene de Asis and Dr.
sic Life Support (BLS) and Jose “Sonny” Rañola— City
First Aid continues in the Ordinance 2017-007 “Insti-
city involving the various tutionalizing a Community
sectors in the barangays. First Responders Training by
Last week, February 24, Focusing on the Members of
2018, the Naga City Commu- the Families and Providing
nity First Responder Program Funds for the Purpose— is a
Management Office (NC- training program designed to
CFRPMO) conducted same equip households in the ba-
training with the Balatas- Ka- rangays of the various skills
damay Members, done at the and response during disaster
PSO Training Hall. and emergencies.
About 60 members of the To achieve such, one of
Balatas- Kadamay, or those the plans of the city govern-
making a living with working ment is to also have the same
on the recyclable waste mate- training be introduced in the
rials in the Balatas Dumpsite sports program of the city,
of the city, participated in the so as to equip the city stu-
training which discussed and dent athletes too, of the same
demonstrated basic patient skills.
bandaging and transfer tech- The city government also
niques and Cardiopulmonary plans to have the same train-
Resuscitation (CPR) proce- ing be included in the require-
dures. ment lists of those availing
This summer months, the the city’s benefit programs
NCCFRPMO will be con- including scholarships and
ducting trainings in the ba- the like.
rangays involving the family The continuous first- aid
members of the Sanggawa- skills and BLS training of the
dan beneficiaries in the city. city government aims to raise
The city’s BLS Training, a capacitated human resource
which was provided in the who are prepared in face of CEPPIO
ordinance authored by City sudden disasters and unwant- To ensure trainings, the city government is also conducting ‘First Aid Skills Olympics’ which measures the capability of
Councilor Joselito del Rosa- ed emergencies. members of each sector of their gained knowledge and training as community first responders.

DA, PhilRice, BPI engage the seed growers,

LGUs for a more rice seed system in Bicol
NAGA CITY – To im- technical assistance to ensure
prove farmers’ access to high the proper utilization of such
quality seeds which is one of seeds on the farm level.”
the formula for a higher pro- Rona T. Dollentas, project
ductivity and profitability in leader of the Rice Seed Sys-
rice production, the Depart- tem Program of PhilRice Bi-
ment of Agriculture region col presented the objectives of
5 Rice Program, the Philip- the project which are: Enlist
pine Rice Research Institute the support and commitment
(PhilRice) Bicol and the Na- of the seed growers, seednet
tional Seed Quality Control members and LGUs to the
Services joined forces to program; identify constraints
harmonize and strengthen on the rice seed availability
the rice seed production sys- and distribution and come up
PhilRice Bicol Director Victoria Lapitan appealed to rice seeds growers and seednet members of every province to intensify
tem in the region. with the consolidated work-
the production of PhilRice recommended varieties.
In a consultation meet- plan for effective seed pro-
ing with over 80 rice seed consultation and project brief- rice area of which 360,752 eties and those preferred by Rc 18 and 82. duction and distribution. To
growers, Seed Net members, ing was held in one of the ho- for hybrid and 1,594,608 the seed growers and farm- The Seed Industry Act or achieve the seed requirement
provincial rice program co- tels in this city on February certified seeds (high quality ers. The national rice program RA 7308 mandated the Phil- for the region, the PhilRice will
ordinators, seed coordinators 27-28, 2018. seeds/inbred). Director Lapi- recommends NSIC Rc 302 for Rice to “develop appropri- strengthen the existing seednet
and seed inspectors, the three Director Victoria S. Lapitan tan thus, appealed to the rice Bicol which can yield from ate rice varieties suited under which include the Provincial
government offices laid down of PhilRice Bicol bared that seed growers and seednet 5.7 to 10.4 tons/hectare. The Philippine conditions, propa- Agricultural Center in Tula-
the rice seed production and for the first semester 2018, the members of every province PhilRice Bicol recommends gate these into breeder, foun- Tula, Legazpi City; Central Bi-
distribution workplan for the national Rice Program target- to intensify the production of NSIC Rc 222, 216, 238, 160, dation, and registered seeds, col Experiment Station in DA
region for 2018. The 2-day ed a total 1,955,360 hectares PhilRice recommended vari- 300, 354,352, 302 and PSB and extend all necessary (Turn to page 6)


The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and National the NCIP Regional Office Function Hall, Iriga City. The program aims to empower the
Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) conducted a Consultative Meeting on the indigenous peoples and cultural communities with the technical and vocational skills
National Integration Scholarship Program for Indigenous Peoples held February 26 at they need to earn a living.

KANTONG Duwang Harigi

PUTIKON! kan UNC Museum
May duwa akong masarig na sa peryodiko, asin mga inaapod

na antolohiya.
posteng sinasandigan sa sakong na “ephemera” na may halaga sa Sa UNC museum, dakul man an
Andaya vs Villafuerte trabaho bilang Curator kan UNC
Museum, an pinakagurang na museo
presente. Sasabihon kong an saiyang
koleksyon, poon sa mga lumang
saiyang iwinalat asin pamana sa
kultura asin kasaysayan kan Bikol.
4 gov, confirmed! igdi sa Bikol na nakabase sa sarong
eskwelahan ta pinundar ini kan 1952.
peryodiko arog kan An Parabareta
na nagluwas kan dekada 20, abot sa
Yaon an mga clippings manongod
sa debate kan ortograpiyang Bikol,
An enot si Ignacio Meliton, an mga materyales manongod ki Rizal, an saiyang mga sinurat sa mga
Tanyog an kinaban nin politika sa camsur, pinakadakulang nagmukna kaini bilang pag-otob man saro kan yaman kan museo. lokal na peryodiko, an saiyang sadit
prov sa bkol ta masabatan an mga higanteng dinastiya sa sa pangaturugan kan kagtogdas Katimbang ni Meliton iyo si Luis na espuerso bilang leksikograpo
rona: andaya vs villafuerte. Mga poderoso, anas maperak. kan UNC, an depuntong Jaime Dato, na saro man na matibay kan tataramon na Bikol, magin an
Mauran an kuarta hali sa kalangitan. * * * nonoy andaya Hernandez Sr. magsaray asin magsurat nin mga genealogy kan mga pamilya sa
vs lray villafuerte. Juven pareho, madudunong, maiisog. Sa internet, maaaraman mo na huna ta bakong signifikanteng mga Baao.
* * * nagdemitir na c gov migz kmo chair kn boy scout sa nagtukaw siya bilang diputado kan bagay na para sa sarong istoryador o Sa pagbalyo kan presenteng
camsur. Rinibayan ni cong lray v. ta c lray gustong magbalik Camarines Sur sa ika 10ng Lehislatura may interes sa nakaagi, dakulaon na UNC museum sa bagong lokasyon,
sa capitolio. C migz 4 cong kn 3rd dist kn camsur. Masabat kan Pilipinas, asin nagin gobernador bagay. an duwang ini an tataan ko
kun bkong k cong gabi, k mayor john b. * * * nagolay na kan probinsya kan 1941. Alagad, mas Aram tang midbid si Dato bilang man nin mahalagang lugar asin
sa abo farm sa tigaon c arnie fuentebella ska c nonoy orog ko siyang namidbidan sa saiyang parasurat nin rawit-dawit sa English. paggiromdom. They’re tough acts
andaya. No turning back na kuno. * * * may barobareta na mga iwinalat na materyal sa museo. An saiyang A Day in the Farm asin to follow, sabi ngani, alagad may
an dating iriwal sa familia alfelor entre boboy faction ska Saro siyang matimos na kolektor The Spouse, duwang obra na ibinali kusog boot akong nakukua sa mga
nancing group pgareglar na ni nonoy. Kn 1968 antes kn nin mga dokumento, mga artikulo ni Jose Garcia Villa sa saiyang taonan iwinalat ninda sa museo.
martial law ganang gob c dpuntöng felix o alfelor sr ska
vice an juvenon na rolando andaya sr. Liberal cinda. Rata
an mga manok na fuentebella kn nacionalista kadto. * * *
Ralaban ini nin mga higante kaya an mga tanga maguirilid
ngona nganing dae matongtongan. * * * anas cndang pdp
A Wet Story FROM
laban, mga balimbing. An pdp daa kadto partidong daeng
perak pero laban sanang laban. ngonia partidong dakul
on Federalism KRYPTON
perak, cinda cinda magraralaban laban. Ubosan ng lahi
pati taya. * Once upon a time, in a place familiar chores. broke the rules of the pond. They
****** to the readers, a school of fish was But nature has its fixed rules. Dirt, must be put early into the frying pan
c mayora madel alfelor malaban na daang cong sa captured from the ocean by fish-eating and cracks, and holes continued to to set example to others,” said the
creatures. They were placed in one big make fish life miserable. And so the fish masters.
rinconada against all flags. Suportado ni andaya. * * * sa
fishpond. The pond became their home; started to complain. They invoked the So the fish community got scared.
1st dist c mrs marisa andaya, agom ni nonoy an madalagan
the water provided them with comfort. beautiful promises of the pond masters They turned their fins and aimlessly
4 cong. An tugang nya naguin mayora kn pasig city an The fish were made to believe that the - but they would not hear of them. swam away - to wait for another day
malaban s ksay man na pambato kn mga villafuerte sa pond is the best place to swim and to Finally, tired of their plights, the fish of cleaning, another day of feeding,
2nd dist. enjoy their fish lives. The opportunities of organized themselves into schools. and another day of pond repair. Most
****** becoming big and healthy are great and They selected their leaders, started fish of the fish had resigned to their fate.
c lrv na sana an campaign manager kn saiyang familia. the caretakers are all kind and upright. actions, and demanded for four things: But there were some who continued
* * * abangan an masunod na mga bareta. * * * mientras All corners of the pond were designed 1. Change the water! or to think.
tanto, hapi ska excited an mga botante lalo na an media. to make life pleasant and comfortable 2. Change the caretakers! “If it is dangerous for us to ask
* * * gabos pating radio stns ska dyaryo politikal o saderi where the fish can enjoy their days 3. Construct a new pond! Or better for a change of our caretakers, a
kn mga politiko kaya harababa kn mga sueldo. Mauntok before they fulfil their life’s mission to be still, change of the water in the pond, or
daw an vote buying sa federalismo? An dynasties? consumed by their masters. 4. Do all of the above! a construction of a new pond, is it
****** But the passage of time caused the But the masters said, “It is the way possible to make the same water fresh
What we need in life are simple:�A mind peaceful waters to become dirty. The caretakers you live, swim, eat and threw your all the time without even changing it?
enough to wonder and imagine;�A heart happy enough would be tasked by the masters to wastes that make the water dirty and Is it possible to re-configure this same
to love, care and forgive;�A body healthy enough to serve clean the water from debris. Sometimes the walls crack. You are the ones pond so that we can have smaller
and work on dreams;�Wealth that is enough to spend and they were instructed to apply chemical who choose your caretakers. You are areas to clean, to maintain, and to
share; and�Faith that continues to grow and deepen. MAY purifiers to make the water clear and only good in complaining. You have to live in comfort without destroying it?
fresh. -Then the fish community would change your ways. Don’t ask what we But how can we do it?
confidently smile and continue to swim can do for you - ask what you can do What tools and strategies are we
n holy Sun😇morning.
around enjoying their daily fish chores. for your pond!” going to use in doing it?
****** But old age create cracks and holes Then the masters gave more food How long can we do it?
Welcome to naga k awel aureus haling new york usa. on both the walls and floorings of the and better quarters to the leaders so Who will be our leader in doing
Madalaw sa pinsan nilo aureus kan bcol mail, sa tugang pond. Silts would gather to contaminate they would stop leading the complaints. it?”
nyang c malou meliton ska mga batchmates kan adnu hs the waters. Again the caretakers would - But most of the fish cannot be And each and every one of the fish
'66 * * * congrats sa cbsua 100 yrs old na ngonian na be ordered to patch up the cracks, cover appeased. They continued their mass mouthed their own individual answers.
bulan* * * congrats sa naga college foundation ta 71 y/o the holes, and change broken tiles - actions. They threatened to stage a fish - But the fish community continued to
ngonian na march 4* * * hapi bday k paul dherick estiva sometimes with very colourful but fancy revolution. swim around, some with their usual
verdadero, 4 y/o march 5* * * hapi bday k lagring tosoc- materials. - And the fish community So the masters ordered the noisiest smile, some with growls but just within
asis kn milaor central skul batch ' 61* * * congrats sa mga would keep their smile and continue of the fish to be captured. “They are themselves, but they continued in
bagong opisyales kn usi alumni assn* * * to swim around doing their daily fish trouble-makers, rebels, terrorists. They doing their daily fish chores!
Si mayor arnie yaon. Pwerte si patara-tara ni cong
nonoy sa tigaon. Declared his bid to join gubernatorial Knight of Columbus Organizes Katutubong Iskawt ni Asog
race. Uropakan si poco mas o menos 1,000 audience.
Halawig si taram. Almost an hour. Happy and magian an By JOKEE BOTOR-REYES
boot daa.nya sa crowd kan Partido.
The indigenous children
of Iriga (known also as agta)
Tabangan daa c comm dante jimenez sa PACC sa paagi
were organized as Katutu-
ni elmer a. pigparabuhat naman si sadiri bangko hakay
bong Iskawt ni Asog (Boy
duman ki dante sa heling sering man giraray kan vacc an
Scouts of the Philippines)
mangyayari sa pacc
whose membership counts
Congrats k chairman lray kn bsp camsur.
22 young boys and also
girls who are pupils of Sta.
Teresita Elementary School
goodness made a difference in my life and in the life of
and integrated into the BSP
movement. Their installa-
Like you, they are the true angels sent from heaven for tion made them feel they
others to feel the love of the Lord. are members of the of the
I wish that the LOVE you shared with others return to community where some still
you in countless ways. look down on them because
God, Instill in me a heart that is full of compassion for of their physical appear- scout having been BSP Coun- community and give the chil- the BSP logo and awarded
every one. Remind me of whom I do not love. And guide ance…short, kinky-haired, cil Chairman, Iriga Chapter dren the chance to feel that their certificates of member-
me into giving them holy, unconditional love. Magandang pug-nosed and black. for 15 years. The rationale for they are wanted and not ostra- ship and attended by their par-
buhay! The Knights of Columbus the organization of Katutu- cized and could participate in ents who were very proud of
****** St. Anthony Padua Council bong Iskawt ni Asog(KAISA) the programs of the govern- their children, their teachers,
Congrats sa centennial (100yrs) foundation/opening of No. 5575 headed by Grand is dictated by the K of C con- ment. the members of K of C, the
historic 'agrikultura' n bkol- later cssac, now cbsua n 1918. Knight Romulo M. Corporal, cern for the marginalized sec- The installation was high- BSP Council Scout Executive
Sana masaderi na an mga lote, dae na pagparadonar an Jr. (shown third from right) tor of the community and give lighted with the children don- of Iriga City C-23 and District
mga daga. More power! who is a full-blooded boy it the right to merge with the ning their neckerchief, pinned Deputy Teofilo A. Tiueco, Jr.
Smart LTE sets the pace, PH mobile data speeds
Mobile data speeds across also showed that Smart led
the country continued to im- in terms of network respon-
prove as the LTE service of siveness, with its LTE ser-
PLDT wireless subsidiary vice posting lower latency
Smart Communications nationwide. Network latency
(Smart) set the pace nation- measures how much time it
wide in the fourth quarter of takes for a packet of data to
2017, according to a survey get from one designated point
of the wireless coverage re- to another.
search firm OpenSignal. “These results are proof
The OpenSignal survey, that our multi-year invest-
which measured the perfor- ments in network improve-
mance of operators in major ments are paying off. By
Asian markets, showed that continuously expanding our
the average Smart LTE down- LTE networks, we are bring-
load speed across the Phil- ing a faster and more respon-
ippines was 12.7 Mbps, up sive network to our custom- SM FOUNDATION CONDUCTS SCREENING AND
38.5% from the same period a ers across the country,” said
year ago, and well ahead of its Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT and EXAMINATION OF APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP
A total of Eight Hundred students took part in the recent examination and screening of applicants conducted by SM Foundation
competitor’s 7.5 Mbps. Smart Senior Vice President for the school year 2018- 2019. SM Foundation Inc. is the corporate social responsibility arm of the SM Group of Companies.
The results also showed for Network Planning and En- The activity was done last February 26 in Naga City and February 28 in Legazpi City. The program is open to all public and
that Smart LTE speeds ranked gineering. private high school graduates with DepEd voucher after completing Grade 10 from public schools in its covered areas to
28th, while its competitor Big increase in speeds in include the cities of Naga and Legazpi and the provinces of Camarines Sur and Albay. In addition, applicants should have a
placed 40th out of 43 opera- Visayas, Mindanao general weighted average of at least 88 percent by the second or third grading period and must come from a family with an
tors included in the rankings, According to the Open- annual household income of P150,000 or less. Once admitted to the scholarship program, the scholars can pursue courses in
which included operators Signal results, Smart LTE the field of accountancy, computer science, engineering and education. Aside from the scholar’s tuition, qualified scholars will
receive allowances and are encouraged to earn extra income through summer jobs. However, SM does not require its scholars
from Singapore, South Korea, in the Visayas registered the to work for the company after graduation as payback for their education.
Japan, and Taiwan. biggest improvement, with
Smart LTE speeds led the speeds now at 12 Mbps, up
way in all the regions of the 62.38% from the same period lead in LTE speeds in NCR, continuous efforts at upgrad- (at current exchange rates). Smart’s accelerated LTE
country: 13.3 Mbps in the Na- a year ago. where LTE availability is now ing our network enables us to This is on top of the nearly deployment has enabled
tional Capital Region (NCR), In Mindanao, Smart LTE around 75%, and where Smart offer a wider array of digital P175 billion or US$3.4 billion Smart to also roll-out LTE-
12 Mbps in the Visayas, 12.8 registered 14.7 Mbps, even LTE speeds have improved to services and life solutions, of capex that PLDT invested Advanced (LTE-A), which
Mbps in South Luzon, 14.7 higher speeds than the nation- 13.3 Mbps, up 33.13% from make the best video, social in network building in the im- allows for even greater speeds
Mbps in Mindanao and 11.4 al average, and significantly the same period a year ago. media and gaming experience mediately preceding five-year through its capability called
Mbps in North Central Luzon, ahead of the competitor’s 7.9 “PLDT and Smart are lead- more accessible to our cus- period (2011 to 2015). Carrier Aggregation (CA).
compared to the competi- Mbps. ing the way toward world- tomers as their trusted digital Last year, Smart’s LTE CA allows for the com-
tor’s 8.5 Mbps, 6.6 Mbps, 6.4 Feeling the change in class mobile internet connec- partner, and improve the busi- and 3G expansion program bination two or more radio
Mbps, 7.9 Mbps and 7 Mbps, NCR tivity in the Philippines,” said ness of our partner-retailers,” initially covered Boracay, frequency bands in order to
respectively. The results also showed Eric R. Alberto, PLDT Group he added. Metro Davao, Metro Cebu, deliver bigger bandwidth and
The OpenSignal results that Smart is widening its Chief Revenue Officer. “Our In 2018, parent company Rizal, and Metro Manila and much faster data speeds to
PLDT’s capex will well ex- has since proceeded to other mobile users.
ceed P50 billion, and is ex- parts of the country. As a re- Smart is further boosting
pected to stay at that level over sult, the company is on track LTE speeds nationwide by
the next two years. That would to fulfill its commitment to the rolling out LTE-A in more
bring the Group’s total capex National Telecommunications areas. This includes the de-
from 2016 — the year PLDT Commission to cover over ployment of four-component
embarked on its network and 90% of the country’s cities (4CC) carrier aggregation,
IT transformation programs and municipalities with mo- which features the combina-
— to nearly P260 billion, or bile broadband using LTE and tion of four radio frequency
approximately US$5 billion 3G by 2019. bands.

Naga ‘Tabang Mayon’

aid for Albay continues

The City Government of

Naga continues its relief good
operations to the affected
areas of the Albay province,
with regards to the insistent
volcanic activities of Mt.
Mayon in Legazpi City.
Recently, the ‘Tabang May-
on’ team, headed by Mayor
John Bongat and composed of
the department heads of several
offices of the City Government
and the representatives from the
Metro Naga Chamber of Com- #TabangMayon donation the City Social Welfare and
merce and Industry (MNCCI), drive of the City Government Development Office (CSWDO)
went to Sto. Domingo, Albay, of Naga is still accepting in- to be of help to the needing
wherein they coincidentally kind and cash donations thru evacuees.
met with the DOH Secretary
Francisco Duque III whose FINALISTS TO OUTSTANDING . . .
team also went to the place to
man Campus; anduanes State University and
extend help.
Same as the first visit, the
Carlo Dasco of Central Bi- Bianca Serrano University of
group brought assorted relief col State University of Agri- Northeastern Philippines and
goods, hygiene kit and other culture in Sipocot Camarines Earl David Gunio of Bicol
items to help the evacuees. Sur; Joan Redota of Univer- State College of Applied Sci-
The group of Secretary sity of Nueva Caceres; Mari- ence and Technology.
Duque III brought maternity anne Rose Brusola and Mark The final 10 winners in the
tents, medical equipment and Adrian Henera of Divine search will be chosen on the
water supplies— with the re- World College of Legazpi basis of scholarship-3 points,
minder for the evacuees to take (DWCL); Aira Mae Diocariza leadership -2.0 points, ser-
good care of themselves to of Ligao Community College vice- 2.0 points, and essay/
avoid any disease and illness. —all schools in Albay; interview-3 points. -PNA/
Meanwhile, the Ace John Tabuzo of Cat- Connie Calipay

Chief Legal Officer of Furthermore, Municipal uanes who discussed about RFO 5 compound; CSU Pan- 2,500 hectares are targeted for varietal selection of climate
PDEA Regional Office V, Drug Situation was discussed the Department of the Interior ganiban in Camarines Norte; this year. resilient rice varieties for vari-
Alex R. Fulgencio discussed by the Chief of Police of each and Local Government MC DEBESMSCAT in Masbate; Esplana also added that the ous ecosystem such as saline,
the Salient Provisions of R.A. municipality, while the Mu- 151. and Sorsogon State College in regional target for seed buf- flood prone and drought ar-
9165 in relation to Barangay nicipal Social Welfare and Agent Noe S. Briguel, Sorsogon City. fer stocking is 35,000 bags of eas in Camarines Sur under
Drug Clearing. Development Officers of each PDEA Provincial Officer for Anacleto Esplana, Re- certified seeds at 450 kg/bag; the Next Gen project. Orbon
Fulgencio talked about the municipality talked about the Catanduanes gave a short gional Seed Coordinator of 1,000 bags of hybrid rice at urged the seed growers to
unlawful acts and penalties Municipal Reintegration Pro- message giving special rec- the Department of Agriculture also put a little investment
15kg/bag; and 600 bags regis-
on the importation of danger- gram. ognition to the barangays, Bicol reported the DA’s target tered seed at 20kg/bag. on producing stress tolerant
ous drugs and/or controlled Also, one of the speakers which are Barangay Obo and on regional seed requirement Meanwhile, Corazon Or- seed varieties for the marginal
precursors and essential ele- of the Summit was Mr. Noel Barangay Pangilao of San for 2018. Under the seed ex-
bon, superintendent of the farmers. Through the Next
ments. A. Manila of DILG Catand- Miguel, which were already change program, a total of
Central Bicol Experiment Gen project, the DA was able
drug-cleared among the three 90,267 hectares are targeted
Republic of the Philippines municipalities and motivated Station and focal person for to sustain the productivity lev-
to be planted to certified rice
LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE other barangays to do the the Next Generation Project els in the adverse rice areas.
seeds, while 1,984 hectares
Province: Camarines Sur same so their barangays will in Bicol, presented the results -Lovella P. Guarin/ photo by
are targeted to be planted to
City/Municipality: Cityo f Naga be considered as drug-cleared registered rice seeds in the Bi- of three years of participatory Jun Collantes
too. col region. Under the project
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION “Kung kaya nila, alam establishment of hybrid mod- SUNDAY GOSPEL
naming kaya niyo rin!,” el farms 6,000 hectares are
In compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. No. 9048 Briguel highlighted. Gospel: Jn 2:13-25
targeted while under the in-
Notice is hereby served to the public that ANNIEBELLE Represented by Provin- As the Passover of the Jews was at hand, Jesus went up
E. ASIADO-CERVANTES has filed with this Office, a
bred rice model farm project, to Jerusalem. In the temple court he found merchants selling
cial Administrator Lemuel P.
Petition for Change of First Name from “ANNA BELL” to oxen, sheep and doves, and money-changers seated at their
Surtida, Governor Joseph Cua Catanduanes in his closing tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the
“ANNIEBELLE” in the certificate of live birth of ANNA
in his message said that the remarks reminded the baran- temple court, together with the oxen and sheep. He knocked
BELL ASIADO who was born on April 22, 1959 at Fun-
dado, Libmanan, Camarines Sur and whose parents are
Provincial Government shares gay officials that if they fail to over the tables of the money-changers, scattering the coins,
NICOLAS ASIADO and ROSALIA ENRIQUEZ. the same dream with the com- do their duties regarding the and ordered the people selling doves, “Take all this away,
munity which is cleansing our drug-clearing operation, they and stop making a marketplace of my Father’s house!” His
nation from drugs and crime. will face charges. disciples recalled the words of Scripture: Zeal for your house
Any person adversely affected by said petition may devours me like fire. The Jews then questioned Jesus, “Where
file his written opposition with this office not later than “We will not stop until we “We have to work together. are the miraculous signs which give you the right to do this?”
March 10, 2018. see this dream come into re- Magkaigwa kita ning team- And Jesus said, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will
ality. Let us help one another work. Ang komunidad pati raise it up.” The Jews then replied, “The building of this temple
in making change and hope ang gobyerno. Tanganing lalo has already taken forty-six years, and will you raise it up in
accessible. Let us remind our tang mapakusog ang pagla- three days?” Actually, Jesus was referring to the temple of his
Municipal Civil Registrar
people that we care,” he said. ban sa ilegal pati masamang body. Only when he had risen from the dead did his disciples
Uldarico S. Razal, Pro- elemento,” he added. -GO – remember these words; then they believed both the Scripture
vincial Director of DILG and the words Jesus had spoken. Jesus stayed in Jerusalem
Published: February 25 and March 4, 2018 Information Unit during the Passover Festival, and many believed in his name,
when they saw the miraculous signs he performed. But Jesus
did not trust himself to them, because he knew all of them. He
Republic of the Philippines NO RICE SHORTAGE IN BICOL . . . had no need of evidence about anyone, for he himself knew
LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE what there was in each one.
Province: Camarines Sur imported rice will arrive to sogon has 24,751 bags. Lectio Divina
City/Municipality: Libmanan boost the regional stocks," Jacob, also added that if Read: The Decalogue – the Ten Commandments – are
she added. the importation of rice failed placed before us along with the narrative of Jesus cleansing
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC "Catanduanes and Masbate to happen in April they will the temple. Paul reflects on the crucified Messiah as a scandal
CFN- actually did not stop supplying ask the central office to allow and nonsense in the eyes of the world, but as the perfect
CCE-0017-2018 R.A.10172 wisdom of God.
NFA rice in their markets... them to withdraw from other Reflect: Understanding the grammar of the cross which is
In compliance with the publication requirement and
pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1
because they are island prov- regional offices to augment the wisdom of God takes some serious inner cleansing – only
Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative inces and so we are prioritiz- the needs of the region be- if we throw away the merchandise of the world and the many
Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is ing them," Jacob said. cause of the present situation idols that have cluttered our inner sanctuary can we appreciate
hereby served to the public that JOVIT CHICA RODILLAS In Albay, because of the of Mayon volcano. the meaning and significance of the crucified Messiah who
must be placed at the core of our being to be adored as the
has filed with this Office, a Petition for Correction of entry in ongoing Mayon eruption, Jacob said currently, the One True God beside whom no other false gods shall be. If
the Sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of live selling of NFA rice in the stocks of commercial rice in the first commandment has to come alive in our lives, all other
birth of JOVIT CHICA RODILLAS at Libmanan, Camarines market has been suspended the market total 346,493 bags lesser loves shall vacate; or rather, all other lesser loves shall
Sur and whose parents are ROLANDO C. RODILLAS and to prioritize thousands of while those in households, be loved in and through the love of the Crucified.
MYRNA CHICA. Pray: Pray for an inner cleansing of idols and primacy of
evacuees. 993,761 bags.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may the Crucified in your life.
file his written opposition with this office not later than
Jacob said Albay has The daily consumption of Act: Sit with your family/community; read and reflect
March 10, 2018. 24,891 bags intended for rice of all Bicolanos is 40,000 together about the Commandment of primacy to God.
Mayon evacuees; Camarines sacks. -PNA/Jorge Hallare)
(Sgd.) EMILIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO Norte has 9,792 bags; Ca-
Municipal Civil Registrar marines Sur-19,379 bags;
Published: February 25 and March 4, 2018
Catanduanes-9,588 bags;
Masbate-1,784 bags and Sor-



Dengvaxia: A Focal Point in Guinayangan, Quezon
By WEDEN C. MORALES - Teacher 2
Guinayangan District, Division of Quezon

“Prevention is better than vaccine recipients all over the utilization of the vaccine
cure.” country are now in the middle bought from the Sanopy
Our country, Philippines, of life and death. As being Pasteur Company. Thus, the
started to aid Filipino as to reported, almost 25 children vaccinated pupils are still under
health issues being faced. from different localities are observation and medication,
One of the common cases is no longer living because they are in the top priorities of
the wide-endless-unsolved of dengvaxia vaccine. Until the DOH. Due to the outgrowth
spreading of dengue. these days, issues regarding of dengvaxia vaccine from
This infectious disease is dengvaxia are still in the the daily substance of media
caused by a dengue virus midst. news, some of the dwellers
being transmitted by aedes Suchlike, in Guinayangan, in Guinayangan are worrying
mosquitoes. Through Quezon, elementary pupils about their children’s health. In
researches, immunization or are the vaccine recipients, addition, most of the residents
vaccination discovered and wherein, there are two (2) are now scared and do not
used to safeguard fellowmen. cases documented in the allow their children be injected
Further, immunization referred Guinayangan’s Medicare, the even by the vaccines for polio,
to a process of giving someone medical hospital. The two (2) tuberculosis, and measles POST VALENTINE CONCERT FOR SENIOR PARISHIONERS
a vaccine to prevent infection infected pupils (Abegail and because they locked their Senior Parishioners of the Peñafrancia Parish, including some other senior citizens were
caused by a disease. Christer Deo) who are injected minds, in which, they do not treated to a free Post-Valentine Concert on Bikol Songs and Old Favorites by Virgil Claveria,
As the Department with the dengvaxia vaccine have to. a champion of Naga’s famed “Hagyanan sa Kabitoonan” of the 60’s, last February 18 at the
of Health (DOH) opined, are now experiencing severe “Cure with awareness for Parish Hall, here. Virgil’s wife Monina sang with him some beautiful Bikol songs. Sponsored
vaccination controls the pain caused by inappropriate prevention.” by the Peñafrancia Parish Senior Parishioners Fellowship (SPF), the mini-concert was among
dissemination of dengue its monthly activities aimed at “gathering the senior parishioners at the Parish at least once
virus using a dengvaxia
vaccine. And, yes, it controls!
DSWD SENDS HUMANITARIAN . . . a month, so that at their old age, they shall still feel part of the Parish Church,” Over the
past 3 years, the Fellowship in cooperation with the local Tomasinong Bikolano and other
Unfortunately, the vaccine tion eruption. of Transportation during the prive co-sponsors had conducted spiritual lectures, summer field encounters, socials and the
also controls the continuity Leyco was accompanied send-off ceremony. regular Elderly Health Lecture Series and Medical Missions, among others. Last January 25,
of life! Is it life sustaining or by NDRRMC Executive Di- “Despite our limited logis- the senior parishioners were treated to a gift-giving activity coursed via a no-money involved
life losing? Numerous news rector Undersecretary Ricardo tical resources, the DSWD is Bingo socials. Winners of every game, regardless of number, each picked a prize from a gift
existed and still existing about Jalad and Assistant Secretary doing its best to continuously pile according to their liking. Shown in photo are part of the attendees with guest artist Vergel
dengvaxia vaccine, whereas, Eymard D. Eje of Department fulfill its mandate of respond- Claveria (inset).
ing to the needs of families
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS who have been affected by di- Personnel from the Armed Pasay City, Feb 27 at 1 pm and distribution to the affected
with SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY sasters,” OIC Leyco said. Forces of the Philippines and arrived in the Municipality of families.
Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the “We would want to have a Philippine National Police Guinobatan, Wednesday, Feb- The DSWD-Disaster Re-
Heirs of LUIS VILLANUEVA FEDERIZON, at the time of swift delivery of relief assis- through the Office of Civil De- ruary 28. sponse Assistance and Man-
his death left 5 parcels of real property covered by OCT tance to families in need. This fense (OCD), Department of Leyco said the trucks will agement Bureau (DReAMB)
No. RP-1651(22553) and OCT No. RP-4986(26945) is- is why we have been partner- Transportation (DOTr), World converge at the Guinobatan is targeting to deliver a total of
sued by the Registry of Deeds of Cam. Sur & one untitled ing and working closely with Food Programme (WFP), and Stadium for the turnover of 458,250 additional food packs
property covered by TD 97-07-00507 PIN 026-21-007- other national government Philippine Disaster Resiliency the relief assistance to the af- to Albay. The delivery will
001-107; with no known debts or obligation due against agencies and non-government Foundation (PDRF) assisted fected local government units continue until all the required
the estate of said decedent; the Heirs/parties mentioned organizations in terms of logis- in the repacking, loading and (LGUs). The affected LGUs food and non-food items have
all of legal age, resident of Naga City and with full capac- tics to continuously send aid to transport of the goods. will manage the delivery of the been sent to all affected LGUs
ity to contract agree to divide, partition and adjudicate our fellow citizens in need,” he The caravan left the De- relief goods to the established for proper management and
among themselves the entire estate particularly the 5 said. partment’s National Resource evacuation centers in their re- distribution. -DSWD/EPC/
parcels of real property described extra-judicially; the Leyco emphasized that Operations Center (NROC) in spective locale for subsequent LFB/PIA-NCR
Heirs/parties mentioned named, constituted, appointed more than 90,000 residents
Rhoderick Federizon De Guzman as their true and lawful were affected by Mt. Mayon
attorney-in-fact to do and perform the acts stated in the eruption, 20,000 families are
Extrajudicial Settlement; as acknowledged before Notary still living in evacuation cen-
Public Atty. Romeo S. Tayo, Doc. No. 455, Page No. 91, ters because of the continuous
Book No. 23, Series of 2018. threat of possible eruption. He
BIKOL REPORTER added that there are also resi-
Published: February 25; March 4 & 11, 2018 dents who opted to stay at the
foot of Mt. Mayon despite the
continuous threat.
WAIVER OF RIGHTS an oversupply of ginger be-
Notice is hereby given that the named parties are cause it is always needed in
the Heirs of the late MARGARITO MARASIGAN, the market) said Edwin Cas-
who died intestate on April 22, 1989 leaving a parcel taneda, Chairman , Libmanan
of residential lot situated at Del Gallego, Camarines Vegetable Growers Associa-
Sur, under Original Certificate of Title No. RP-1657 tion. He said that this is the
(16412) Free Patent No. 197108 with an area of second time they will plant
Forty One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety One garlic in addition to their other
(41,791) square meters more or less; that pursuant vegetable crops like eggplant,
to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of ampalaya, string beans, etc.
the Philippines, the Heirs agree to adjudicate the His association was organized
described land unto themselves, pro-indiviso; that in 2006 with 120 members
the mentioned Heirs hereby Waive their respec- and has been receiving inter-
tive shares to JUANA MARASIGAN NICOLETA, as ventions from DA like tech-
acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. Ellen A. nical assistance, vegetable
Ernesto-Darilay, Doc. No. 75, Page No. 16, Book No. seeds, garden tools and other
1, Series of 2018. equipment. He narrated that
BIKOL REPORTER sometimes he buys the pro-
Published: February 25; March 4 & 11, 2018 duce of his co-members and
sell it to Divisoria and Pasig
City. He transported the vege-
table twice a week during peak
season. “Dakulang tabang na
maray samuya an asistensya
kan DA ta naeenganyo man
kami maghigos para makata-
ong kuntribusyon sa pagkakan
kan satong kababayan. (The
assistance extended by DA is
a big help for us and inspire
us to strive more so that they
can contribute for the supply
of food in the country)Ask
about ginger as an additional
produce). ”There is always a
place for ginger in the mar-
ket because health conscious
people always crave for it”,
he added. -B. Nunez


Photos show secondary school principals and examineers affiliated to the Association of and instruction to examinees to selected science students representing their schools for
Camarines Sur Secondary Administrators (ACSSA) of the DepEd-Division of Camarines any congressional districts in Camarines Sur. Photo shows the thousands of examinees
Sur give instructions to secondary high school students representing different schools leaning down on selected seats answering their answer sheets at the Robinsons Activity

Naga to improve drainage, other waterways

in Camarines Sur taking yearly examinations. While a Science teacher give directions Center, Ground floor, Robinson's Place, Naga City.

Masterplan which will involve the said masterplan.

the Local Government Units Vice President Leni Ro-
(LGUs) of the municipalities bredo had earlier initiated
of Bombon, Calabanga, a meeting together with the
Canaman, Camaligan and concerned LGUs and govern-
ment agencies which include
the NIA and the DPWH, to
The LGU- Naga had al-
resolve the issue.
ready requested the Provincial Said LGUs will be submit-
Environment and Natural Re- ting their proposed projects
sources Office (PENRO)- Ca- responding to the flood issues
marines Sur for a copy of the to DPWH for further consid-
survey of rivers, creeks and eration and approval for its
other waterways in the Metro appropriation in the 2019 bud-
Naga to help in the creation of get. - Naga SMILES
The Technical Working Group (TWG) on Flood Control Projects in a meeting with VP Leni Robredo and Camarines Sur 3rd
District Representative Gabriel Bordado, Jr. on Friday, February 23 at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City. The meeting was
attended by City Mayor John Bongat, Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion, Mayors of LGU Canaman, Bombon, Magarao, Calabanga,
Camaligan, representatives from DPWH and NIA to resolve the flooding problem in Naga City and its territorial boundaries. The
DA Bicol distributes 3,300
above-mentioned LGUs were required to submit a list of possible projects on flood control that could be considered by DPWH
for funding for the succeeding year - 2019. ginger planting materials
Following the recent
heavy rains that caused se-
to CamSur farmers
vere flooding in the city a
month ago, the City Gov-
ernment of Naga has been
working on ways to mitigate
flooding in the city.
The widening of the water-
ways are some of the means
being considered by the city
government in addressing the
A Waterways Division
in Naga City will be created
which will look into the flood SAN AGUSTIN, PILI, Before the distribution,
situation and conditions of the CamSur - Realizing the the members were briefed
drainages and waterways in need to intensify the pro- by Marilyn Dimaculangan ,
the city. duction of ginger due to HVCDP staff regarding the
The group will ensure that high demand nationally latest technology on Ginger
waterways be free from any and internationally, the Production and the its health
obstruction—garbage and Department of Agriculture benefits . Ginger is an excel-
other waste materials that dis- Bicol through the High lent spice crop commonly
rupts further the water flow. Value Crops Development called as “luya” . Because of
As to the siltation being Program, headed by Rosita its many healing properties
observed in the Naga River— Imperial, Regional HVCDP like anti-oxidant, pain re-
also one of the considered coordinator distributed a liever and anti-inflammatory,
reasons for the flooding— the total of 3,300 kilos of ginger this medicinal crop is now be-
problem will be acted upon to various vegetable growers ing added by vegetable grow-
through further dredging and in Camarines Sur on March ers in their commercial crops
desiltation activities in the 1, 2018 at this municipality. production. The activity was
river. At least 66 beneficia- conducted to help the grow-
As flood problem is not ries from different Veg- ers cope with the overflowing
only confined to a city or etable Growers Association demand for this spicy and
municipality alone, and is in Camarines Sur mostly in medicinal crop.
largely a problem concerning Libmanan, Lupi, Tigaon and “Maski dakul ang supply
neighboring areas, the City Ocampo received 50 kilos of kan luya, mayong hadit na
Government of Naga will be ginger for each member to be dai ni mabakal sa merkado”
creating a Comprehensive planted in their 1,000 square (There is no worry if there is
Drainage and Flood Control meters individual plot. (Turn to page 7)

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