Localized Community Quarantine

              The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. It was a pandemic never before seen. Statistics bares it all: (1) It left about 4,200 people dead; (2) Had infected more than 118,000 others worldwide as the number of cases of cases outside China,...

New Beginnings, New Opportunities ...

            Indeed, Taal’s devastations were overwhelming and encompassing. Time and again, it has been proven that whenever disasters happen in the country, social infrastructure including electricity shuts down for days or months, depending on the nature of the disaster and where it struck.

CSU Conducts 1st Abaca Stakeholders & Farmers Consultative Forum

Highly committed to its newly mandated function as the “Abaca Research and Development Center” (ARDC), the Catanduanes State University (CSU), this early, had started the ball rolling, so to speak, with the holding of the “First Abaca Stakeholders & Farmers Consultative Forum” on June...

BP: Zooming Upward on its 11th Year

This coming October 24, our most cherished community newspaper---Bicol Peryodiko—is celebrating its 11th foundation anniversary with a bang once again. For this year’s anniversary special celebration, our ‘Bossing’, Ferdz M. Brizo, brought out the idea of holding a songwriting competition dubbed “Festival of Music...

On LET Board Passers & Typhoon Tisoy’s Destruction

          Today as in the past, the months of November and December are the most critical and dangerous period in the Bicol Region as far as typhoons and its destructive aftermath are concerned. Most especially in Catanduanes which is today as in the past is...

75 Housing Units at Relocation Site

Last March 14, 2018 I attended the turn-over ceremony of the 75 housing units at relocation site in San Isidro Village, Virac, Catanduanes upon invitation by the TESDA provincial office headed by PD Demetrio...

 Is there death of labor in the country today?                                                                                  (Second of a series)

Jojo Robles (The Manila Times, Lowdown, 5/2/18) continued: “Government and big business also conspired to convince the workforce that unionism was the worst thing that could happen to them. Entire armies of workers began to ignore the calls to organize, preferring instead to accept...

The Three-in-One Magic

        In my coverage of the pre-campaign period sorties of the triumvirate—suspended GOV. JOSEPH ‘BOBOY’ C. CUA, FGOV. ENGR. HECTOR S. SANCHES AND VICE GOV. SHIRLEY A. ABUNDO—I have learned that they have forged an agreement, a sort of covenant. The 3-in-1 formula, is actually the...

Is there death of labor in the country today?

The column run by Jojo Robles titled “The death of labor” in The Manila Times (Lowdown, 5/2/18) caught my attention and probably others with interest. Catchy, relevant, timely, and worth reading over a cup...

Ambitious Goals’ Great Chance

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), according to Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, will find it hard to become a major economic force by 2050 if it fails to meet its goal to become a fully functioning economic community by 2025. ...