Intermittent Power Supply

Announced or otherwise, advisories on brownouts means so many things to Ficelco member-consumers. To households about to cook, eat or sleep, brownouts-intermittent or whatever--means annoyance, discomfort or deprivation of basic needs in this hard and trying times. It means...

DOH Fund controversy

The report of the Commission on Audit (COA) was revealing and serious. The constitutionally-mandated watchdog of government funds, said the Department of Health's P11.8 billion allotment from the Bayanihan 1 and 2 laws and foreign loans were unobligated as of end last...

Is there a need to reduce monthly rental payment at Virac Public Market?

           Finally, after several years of inconveniencies and a long wait, the newly retrofitted Virac Public Market is now fully occupied and operational. Local and transient businessmen/visitors who will buy goods, transact business, sell products or visit the market place would surely...

Power Restoration Completed

Finally, after nine (9) months of resultant inconveniencies due to series of typhoons particularly ST Rolly, financial constraints and Covid-19 pandemic, power restoration was completed province-wide. That means all power lines will state-of-the- art technology have been installed especially...

ECQ for 2-4 weeks Feasible?

             The World Health Executive said that the Delta variant is becoming dominant. Hence, the need to prevent the entry of this variant in the country while vaccination from A-1 to A-4 have yet to be completed due to lack of vaccines...

No to online pornography & violence against women and children

            Just like other provinces in the Bicol Region and, in fact, nationwide, the island province of Catanduanes is excruciatingly reeling from man-made and nature-induced calamities or catastrophes.             Some were highly controversial and mind-boggling like the mystery behind...

CatSU’s Golden Anniversary

            As the province’s premier institution of higher learning, the Catanduanes State University (CatSU) earnestly awaits its 50th Foundation Anniversary this coming June 19, 2021 with lots of festive activities subject to health protocols due to the spike of the highly infectious,...

Longest Rope in the World: Guinness Book of Record Attempt

        With the recent declaration of Davao as ‘Cacao Capital of the Philippines’, the more the provincial government and constituent of the Happy Island are pinning their hope on Senate Bill -filed by Senator Cynthia A. Villar, Chairperson, Senate Committee on Agriculture...

Community pantry and health protocols

While the community pantries were created for a good purpose – helping those in need -- it soon became a scary sight of people gathering and lining-up. Photos of community pantries across the country showed lines where no one was observing social...

Partnership not Privatization!

Last year, a Sangguniang Panlalawigan legislative measure (No. 523-2020) entitled “A Resolution Expressing Support for the Initiative to Privatize First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, (FICELCO) Inc., and Calling for the National Electrification Administration (NEA), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Regulatory...