Wanted: A Dependable IPP

Aside from the serious shabu-related cases (events) and EJK and related killings with impunity in our province, the challenging problematic problem of power supply shortage is a pressing one that should be given utmost attention and solution concerned authorities. ...

Education as Great Equalizer

       By the time this issue hits the streets, all of the graduates and their proud parents children are still under state of excitement, euphoria,  and pride for that special event in their lives particulalrly the much-awaited “48th COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES” in the Catanduanes...

Expectations from New FICELCO GM

Apparently majority of member-consumers of the cash-strapped and mismanage  Ficelco power distributor in  Catanduanes had a sigh of relief when its management was taken over by National Electrification Administration (NEA) couple of weeks ago. With dispatch the Department of Energy (DoE) through the National Electrification...

The 2017 ASEAN Summit

The Philippines’ chairmanship and hosting of the 2017 ASEAN Summit under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, is highly providential and timely. Providential and timely in that it gives him the opportunity to show his political capability to preside over the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...