NCOV-ARD: Is it a plague?

Apparently, the promise of new beginnings and new opportunities worldwide in the New Year—2020-- is being spoiled and threatened by a series of calamities and tragedies of different causes, dimensions and magnitude.  This early, however, events happen and came to pass either good or bad in...

Oplan Tabang Taal Initiative

This early in the year 2020, in the light of the Dickensian dictum that the “worst of times is the best of times,” the management and staff of Bicol Peryodiko and 3-yea-old sister outfit --Radyo Peryodiko (DWFB-FM, 96.7 mhz)--- scrambled into action and out on...

Worse and Best of Times

This early in the Year of the Metal Rat—2020—the people’s sense of hope and optimism expected every new year has been spoiled by several unexpected serious man-made and nature-induced calamities.            Be that as it may, let’s start with the positive ones....

Pinoys: Smugglers of the Faith

          Barely three days from now the aging “Year of the Pig” (YOP) would have a good or bad exit worldwide depending on what side of destiny or fate a particular country and its citizens, like ours, have had in their existence in a span of...

Disaster preparedness

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his praises to all the Local Government Units (LGU) of the Bicol Region for the extra-ordinary effort by providing pre-emptive measures in order to minimize the effect of the recent typhoon in the region. Upon hearing the power...

Quo Vadis EBMC?

There was a time when the populace of this island relatively look with pride the Eastern Bicol Medical Center (EBMC) as a bedrock—a center---of health and wellness.                 Apparently, however, in the last two decades or so, its services has deteriorated...

It’s time to shine

ARE they ready for me?  Vice President Leni Robredo posed the question to Cabinet members after announcing on Wednesday that she has accepted—after days of publicly expressing extreme caution—the offer of President Duterte to become his anti-illegal drugs czar. Robredo said she plans to...

BP @ 13: ALIVE & KICKING IN RED COLOR

              Last October 24 we celebrated our 13th BP Foundation Anniversary along with the  fiesta celebrations in Barangays Cavinitan and Gogon in honor of Patron St. Raphael.              To the management and staff, the red color we chose in our souvenir t-shirts...

LGU-VIRAC’s Third SGLG Award

              This month’s release of DILG’s list of Seal of Good Legal Governance in the Bicol Region is indeed very timely as far as the local government unit of Virac is concerned. In a way, we join our colleagues in the media and the constituents...

Bureau of Corruptions

Secretaries Eduardo Año of the interior and Menardo Guevarra of justice yesterday signed a joint department order to suspend the implementation of the GCTA for 10 days. This would pave the way for a review by a joint committee of the Department...