VIRAC, CATANDUANES – Natagpuang wala ng buhay ang isang 22-year old na criminology student sa loob mismo ng kanyang inuukupang boardinghouse sa barangay ng Rawis noong nakaraang linggo.
Batay sa impormasyon, pasado ikawalo ng umaga noong September 24 nang madiskubre ng mga kaibigan at boardmates ang katawan ng biktimang si Patrick Levy Tebelin na wala ng buhay habang nakabulagta sa higaan sa loob ng inuukupa nitong silid sa Platero’s Boarding house.
VIRAC, CATANDUANES – Nasungkit ni Vice Governor Shirley A. Abundo ang isang pagkilala mula sa Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), sa 2016 Awarding Ceremony na idinaos sa lungsod ng Naga noong nakaraang linggo.
Ang nasabing pagkilala ay nakapaloob sa isang Appreciation Lunch na pinangasiwaan ng BSP bilang bahagi ng kanilang pasasalamat sa lahat ng institusyon o mga indibidwal na nagpamalas ng ibayong pagsuporta sa mga adbokasiya at programa ng BSP.
JINJIANG CITY, CHINA – Malaki umano ang posibilidad na magkadugo sina Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua at ang pambansang bayani ng Pilipinas na si Dr. Jose Rizal. Ito ay kasunod ng isang discovery na nagsasabing ang Chinese descendants ni Rizal ay may apelyido ring Cua at nanirahan sa isang nayon sa China kung saan nagmula ang pamilya ng gobernador.
Kamakailan ay nagtungo sa China si Gov. Cua kasunod ng isang paanyaya ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Jinjiang City.
VIRAC, Catanduanes- Mayor Samuel V. Laynes of this town has issued an executive order reorganizing the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) here.
Executive Order No. 14 series 2016 was issued on September 16, 2016 reorganizing and reestablishing Virac MDRRMC in addition to its given functions under RA 10121,or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010.
According to Laynes, the said EO adheres to the policy of the state to uphold the people's constitutional rights to life and property by addressing the root causes of vulnerabilities to disasters, strengthening the country's institutional capacity for disasters including climate change.
The council will also serve as an advisory and policy making body relating to the formulation and adoption of a comprehensive and integrated Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan (LDRRMP).
The composition of the Virac MDRRMC are composed of the following: Chairman, Mayor Samuel V. Laynes; Vice-Chairman, Vice-Mayor Arlynn H. Arcilla; Members are Municipal Councilor Amador Abichuela, Chair-Committee on Peace and Order; MSWDO Jean B. Triumfante; Municipal Engineer Cipriano T. Almojuela Jr.;
MPDC Marian M. Gianan; Municipal Health Officer Dr. Elva M. Joson; Emmanuel T. Tomagan, Accountant I, OIC; Municipal Budget Officer henry M.Quinones; Municipal Treasurer Concepcion M. Benavidez; Municipal agriculturist Jimma V. Tadoy; Virac MPS, OIC PCI James s, Ronatay;
Ms. Arlene O. Bagadiong, media sector; PIA Infocen Manager Edna A. Bagadiong; Frank Bonales, Business Sector; LTC Eduardo G. Monjardin, Battalion Commander 83rd IB, Philippine Army; Ephraim Antonio Gianan, Academe; Local DRRM Officer III Mariel T. Torzar and Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Mary Jane L. Zantua.
Duties and functions of the MDRRMC are as follows: formulate plans and recommend such measures which will improve or enhance peace and order and public safety in their respective areas of responsibility; to monitor the implementation of peace and order programs and projects and the operation of the Civilian Volunteer self-defense Organization and such other counter-insurgency programs and activities;
Make periodic assessments of the prevailing peace and order situation in their respective areas of responsibility and submit a report thereon with recommendations to the Chairman of the national Peace and Order Council (NPOC); To receive complaints against government personnel, civilian or military, and indorse the same to the agency concerned and demand/compel such agency to submit report of action taken thereon and perform all other functions assigned by the Chairperson of the NPOC, by the President or as may be provided by law.
The establishment and institutionalization of the MDRRMC likewise aims to ensure the municipality's capacity for a continued and sustained delivery of the primary services relative to the disaster risk mitigation and management thereby reducing the danger of grave and catastrophic destruction to lives and properties during the actual occurrences of a natural and man-made disaster or calamities. (EAB-PIA5/Catanduanes)
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) presented the working prototypes of the license card and vehicle plate manufactured by the PCOO before the Committee on Transportation today.
The Committee on Transportation, through Chairman Cesar Sarmiento, had been pushing for the said government-to-government transaction for four weeks now, stressing that it is one of the “low-lying fruits” the government can solve even without emergency powers.
The PCOO and LTO stated that the working prototypes they presented concern the quality of materials they are working on, not necessarily the design. The design, especially for the plates, will still follow the new ones already distributed by the LTO.
The LTO submitted a timeline for the production of license cards that will cover even the backlog. As to the plates, the Committee on Transportation has recommended to the LTO that production should start within this year.
The Committee on Transportation is monitoring the issue on a weekly basis until the production of plates and cards meet the volume demanded by the public. The Committee has previously stressed that the issue on plates and cards has earned the ire of the public on top of the inconvenience caused by the traffic crisis.
VIRAC, CATANDUANES – Tumulak na patungong Lungsod ng Naga ang hindi bababa sa 376 na bilang ng delegasyon mula sa lalawigan ng Catanduanes para sa Bicol Palaro 2016.
Sa kanilang pag-alis sa isla, determinado ang mga itong bawiin ang kahit ika-limang pwesto sa nasabing regional event matapos silang dumausdos sa ikaanim na pwesto noong nakaraang taon sa Pili, Camarines Sur Palaro.
VIRAC, CATANDUANES – Pinangunahan ng Catanduanes Provincial Police Office (CATPPO) ang paggunita sa unang anibersaryo ng madugong engkuwentro sa Mamasapano noong ika-25 ng Enero, 2015 na ikinasawi ng 44 Special Action Force (SAF).
VIRAC, CATANDUANES – Sa isang okasyon ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) noong nakaraang linggo, ipinaabot ni RTC Executive Judge Lelu P. Contreras ang kanyang apela na mabigyan ng iba’t-ibang skills training ang mga bilanggo gayundin ang mga convicts na nasa ilalim ng Parole and Probation.
Through the collaborative efforts of Governor Joseph Cua, RTC Executive Judge Lelu Contreras, and PNP Provincial Director PSSupt. Jesus Martirez, Catanduanes leads to being the first in the country to launch a well-organized treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration program for Surrendering Drug Users (SDUs).
With the increasing number of SDUs nationwide and intending to effectively address the expected rise in number of SDUs in the province in the latter part of 2016, the three had an urgent meeting together with Provincial Health Officer Dr. Hazel Palmes earlier in July to establish a program regarding the matter. The meeting led to the formulation of Catanduanes’ coined Community Based Treatment and Rehabilitation (CBTR) Program. CBTR formally started last July 18 and is now on its third level according to Dr. Palmes.
VIRAC, Catanduanes– To establish and strengthen local structure that will collaboratively address the problems of trafficking and violence against women and their children, Gov. Joseph C. Cua has issued Executive Order No. 13 creating the Provincial Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and their Children (PIACAT-VAWC) in the province.
Republic Act 9208 declares that the State shall give highest priority to the enactment of measures and development of programs that will promote human dignity, protect the people from violence and exploitation, eliminate trafficking in persons, and mitigate pressures for involuntary migration and servitude of persons to ensure their recovery, rehabilitation, and integration.
NAGA CITY--- In recognition of their invaluable contribution in nation building and support of its advocacy programs, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) conferred accolades to their deserving institutional partners and stakeholders on Tuesday at the BSP Assembly Hall here.
Now on its 23rd year, BSP honored organizations and institutions that have provided exemplary support to the BSP’s statistical undertakings, especially in disseminating vital information regarding the BSP’s programs and advocacy in its 2016 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for their stakeholders in Bicol region.
With the theme “sustained partnership, sustained economic growth,” BSP took cognizant of the successful alliance that they have built with their partners through the years, highlighting their assistance in delivering the BSP’s primary mandate of promoting price stability and ensuring financial stability.
Ngo & Sons Trading and Industries, Inc. was this year’s Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms while Ramarplus Incorporated was recognized as the Outstanding Respondent among small firms for the Business Expectation Survey (BES) in Region V.
The award is given to respondents who have regularly submitted their responses to the quarterly BES on time.
This year’s Outstanding Partner for the report on regional economic developments award went to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-Region V. Also awarded as Outstanding Regional Partners in currency programs of BSP were the Diocese of Legazpi for coin recirculation and Albay Bankers Association and Camarines Sur Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Demonetization of the New Design (NDS) series.
The award given to the outstanding regional partner in currency program of the BSP for the demonetization of the NDS reconizes stakeholder’s efforts in providing exemplary support in the promotion, coordination and implementation of the demonetization of the NDS banknotes of the BSP. Recipients may come from partners coming from the private, public, non-government organizations, groups or individuals.
This year’s Outstanding regional partners for implementing BSP advocacy on the conduct of Public Information Campaigns was awarded to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Bicol regional office and Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) (Naga Branch).
DSWD and CBSUA were cited in terms of their responsiveness to requests, logistics support and invitation of participants to ensure the smooth conduct of PICs in their respective localities. (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)
LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) – The number of contract workers being absorbed as regular employees by their companies has been increasing since, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol.
DOLE Bicol officer in charge Atty. Ma Karina Perida-Trayvilla stated that more local firms in the region have voluntarily absorb their contract workers fourteen days after attending the End of Contractualization (ENDO) Regional Consultation conducted by DOLE Bicol on September 1.
NAGA CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) --- The imminent impact of digital prominence to the economy prompted the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Bicol to launch in Camarines Sur the “Grow Competitive with E-Commerce” Seminar held September 26at the Starview Plaza Hotel, here.
The gathering of more than 100 entrepreneurs with ventures on processed food, wearables and homestyle, and tourism support sectors intends to encourage these entrepreneurs to widen their services and products by venturing on E-Commerce or E-marketing.
VIRAC, CATANDUANES – Nakauwing ligtas sa kani-kanilang tahanan noong nakaraang Martes, Enero 26, ang dalawang mangingisda na nawala sa laot at ipinadpad sa dalampasigan ng Sorsogon.
Sa ulat ni Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer (LDRRMO) Jerry Beo, ikawalo ng umaga noong January 22 nang pumalaot sina Jervel Avila, 29 taon gulang at Roland Tabor, 33 years old upang mangisda. Ngunit pagdating umano sa Pasipiko, namatay ang makina ng kinalululanan nilang motorized banca, at sa loob ng mahabang oras ay iginaod sila ng malakas na hagunot ng hanging Amihan sa direksiyon ng lalawigan ng Sorsogon.
VIRAC, CATANDUANES – Anim (6) na mga panabong na manok ni dating Virac Mayor Cito Alberto ang ninakaw ng isang binatang tambay noong nakaraang linggo sa farm sa Barangay Palta.
Samantala, matapos ang paggagalugad, natagpuan ito sa pag-iingat ng ilang residente, kung kaya’t isinabit ang bumili sa kasong paglabag sa Anti-fencing law.
Since its inception as an institution of higher learning in early 70s, the Catanduanes State Colleges has been formed out of the former Virac National Agriculture and Trades School (VNATS) through the initiative of Cong. Jose M. Alberto. The conversion of that secondary vocational school into a state institution of higher learning is one of the long-lasting legacies bestowed upon Catandunganons by the proactive and visionary leader---JMA.
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
(Violet) CYCLE C/ YEAR II (February 21, 2016)
Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Phil 3:17-4, 1 or Phil 3:20-4, 1/Lk 9:28b-36
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
(Green) CYCLE C/YEAR II (February 7, 2016)
Is 6:1-2a, 3-8/1 Cor 15;1-11 or 1 Cor 15:3-8, 11/Lk 5:1-11
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
(Green) Cycle C/Year II (January 24, 2016)
Neh 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10/1Cor 12:12-30/Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21
FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
(White) Cycle C, Year I (January 10, 2016)
Is 42:1-4, 6-7/Acts 10:34-38/Lk 3:15-16, 21-22
FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
(White) Cycle C, Year I (January 10, 2016)
Is 42:1-4, 6-7/Acts 10:34-38/Lk 3:15-16, 21-22