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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SOPA and Natal Day

Gov. Joseph C. Cua ‘s report on the ‘State of the Province Address’ (SOPA) at the Capitol Dome the other week was comprehensive, timely, and practical. Comprehensive in that it covered all areas meant to uplift the socio-economic development of the island province....

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...