The New Unsung Heroes

           Last October 1, 2020, Friday, the Schools Division of Catanduanes, through the enabling leadership of Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Danilo Despi, had conducted a Division Press Briefing at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Gabaldon Building, Virac Pilot Elementary School, San...

No ID NO Entry

In response to the spike of positive cases of covid-19 at seventy-one (71), with 19 positive cases as reported by the Provincial Health Office Governor Joseph C. Cua issued Executive Order No. 044 titled, “Establishing Protocol Regarding Entry of Persons in Establishments”...

EBMC’s Upgrading to Level 3 Category

Catanduanes State University (CatSU) Officer-In-Charge Dr. Freddie T. Bernal attended the 35th  SP regular session last September 7, 2020 at the Legislative Session Hall for a very important mission. Primarily, he appeared to the august members of the Sangguniang...

Austerity vs Necessity

          During times of crisis like this coronavirus pandemic, government employees, want to be reassured of steady income, security of tenure, protection and safety against afflictions like COVID-19.           Except of course for job order employees who are subject...

Disaster amidst Pandemic

Medical experts may point out, there is still the threat of the Covid-19 during an earthquake or a typhoon or any other natural disaster. The Sars-CoV-2 that causes Covid-19 does not go away when the earth shakes or the winds blow hard.There...

The President’s Ultimatum

            Aside from approving the Bayanihan 2 Bill with its P140-billion stimulus fund and additional powers for the President the Senate agenda would focus on measures to address the massive changes in the country’s digital landscape, education, public transportation, business environment and...

PDU30 Sona’s Priority Measures

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City last July 27,2020.               In his speech, which lasted for one hour and 45 minutes, Duterte urged Filipinos no...

Pay-Ward Conversion Justified?

        Recently, the highly controversy-prone Eastern Bicol Medical Center (EBMC) caught the limelight once again due to its management’s decision to convert some Covid-19-intended quarantine facilities to pay-ward status.            Firebrand legislator Alan del Valle (PCL-West District) denounced said...

VIRUS is teaching us a fundamental lesson

The universe, in all its terrible beauty, has a way of presenting us with as many opportunities as it takes to learn life’s most fundamental lessons. Not least of these – recent days have again shown — is that there really are...

Stalemate

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno said,  policies on issuing franchises— including the question of whether the power should emanate from the House of Representatives— can be revisited. A former CJ said Congress can review its chambers' powers in granting legislative franchises— amid...