The Alarming Dengue Cases

The latest data released by the health authorities in the province is very alarming. The 271 and more than 300 dengue cases in the municipalities of Virac and San Andres, respectively, are more than enough to cause an alarm and compel them to act with...

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....

Mega Shabu and Illegal Logging Concerns

Now that the 40-day Lent Season observance is over, we’re expecting and hoping that majority, if not all Christians, have been spiritually strengthened enough to sustain them for the entire remaining balance of 2018---the Year of...

Fund Diversion: Big No! No!

            Aside from the outpouring of various s supports provided by the national and local governments, Pos, NGos, private individuals and business establishments, our hapless co-provincianos could heave a sigh of relief due to the approval of the additional financial assistance signed...

Vibrant Virac’s Victory

It would be safe to assume that the ‘Go Shine Virac’ mantra of Mayor Sammy V. Laynes, which he used as a rallying point during his campaign last May 2016 Ekections and continued today...

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....

Blue Christmas Celebration

The coronavirus pandemic made worse by the slew of typhoons—Qunita, Rolly, and Ulysses—had no doubt brought a lot of hardships to our populace and the local economy as well.            Apparently, Christmas celebration would indeed be austere, bleak, and...

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...

Tindog Catanganon

Sa estorya nin Catanduanes, matic na minabangon ang mga taga isla sa kadabes na minakuru-kuso ang bagyo, maluya man o makusog, kung kaya, daing rason tanganing panluyahan kita nin boot. Ang Bicol Peryodiko nakikisumaro sa makaturitresteng epektong pagrapado kan...

Capable, Clean, Credible and Honest Leaders

By the time this crusading community weekly newspaper reaches our precious avid readers, the May 14 barangay and SK elections must have been going on, if not held, already.  Be that as it may, we’ll not stop reminding the reading public in this island...