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Vol. XXiV, no. 32 biCol, tHe pHilippines feb. 26-mARCH 4, 2017 p5.


More opposition aired vs

Mt. Isarog hydro project
By fRAnK peones JR.
NAGA CITY --- The Board and management of ed at the Mt. Isarog Natural Park (MINP) even as
the Metro Naga Water District (MNWD) has ex- it asked DENR Sec. Gina Lopez to review and stop
pressed its opposition to a mini-hydro project locat- ongoing activities in the area.
In a position paper, the the developer Clean n Green tures which are presumed to
MNWD said the Rangas Riv- Solutions with an expired be inside the Strict Protection
er Mini Hydro Electric Power Environmental Compliance Zone of the MINP; and the
project at barangay San Pedro Certificate for the project, the violation of the Implementing
in Goa town, clearly violated incursion of the project inside Rules of the NIPAS law, par-
the provisions of R.A. 7586 the protected area for the con- ticularly on the prohibition of
or the National Integrated struction of roads and the cut- exploration for energy sources
Protected Area Systems or ting of at least 73 trees, the use in protected areas.
NIPAS Act of 1992 and its ad- of motorized equipment in- The MNWD urged Sec.
verse effect on the MINP. side the protected area without Lopez to closely look into the
The MNWD cited five the permit from the Protected matter by reassessing and re-
reasons for their opposition Area Management Board, the evaluating the application for
pAlmA which include the operation of construction of related struc- (Turn to page 5)

Airport rising in partido

(left to right) legazpi City mayor noel Rosal, Albay Gov. Al
francis bichara, sm supermalls Annie Garcia, sm AVp for
operations Jason terrenal, sm design Vp fides Garcia Hsu
and Albay bishop Joel baylong during the groundbreaking
ceremony of sm City legazpi on february 22, 2017.

Cong. fuentebellA
p1.5-b sm mall
rising in legazpi City
LEGAZPI CITY --- Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Ro-
sal welcomed the start of civil works construction for the
P1.5-billion SM City Legazpi, a public-private partner-
AtulAYAn islAnd and pARtido RiVieRA (sagay-tiwi Road) ship between Henry Sys SM Prime Holdings and the city
government, which Rosal said puts Legazpi in the map
By AnA-lizA s. mACAtAnGAY These were the words of here, as he recalled former as a trading hub not just in the Bicol region but possibly
Camarines Sur 4th District Governor Felix Fuentebella in Southern Luzon, and which also promises to generate
SAN JOSE, Camarines Sur -- I am living my fathers Rep.Noli Fuentebella during Sr.s dream of an air facility employment for thousands of people in the provinces.
dream. When he was governor of Camarines Sur, he envi- the staking ceremony of the sprawled at the said town. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday
sioned an airport to rise here. Now, it will be realized un- proposed Partido Domes- The airport is one of the (Feb. 22) for the SM supermall complex at the 5.8-hectare
der my term and under his grandsons effort, Department tic Airport at Sitio Bongliw, priority projects of President land adjacent to the City Grand Terminal and Ibalong Cen-
(Turn to page 7)
of Energy USEC Wimpy Fuentebella. Barangay Pugay, San Jose,

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sALes & seRvIces

Barangay San Felipe, Naga City 473-8888

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2 bikol reporter opinion feb. 26-March 4, 2017

editorial ADB Upbeat on PHL

State of (In)Justice (Atty. APA chairs Acyatan & Co.,
CPAs-DFK International is past chair
economy, development challenges
that lie ahead, and proposed strate-

When Senator Leila de Lima was

of ASEAN Federation of CPAs, PICPA
past president and Hall-of-Famer, opinions gies. The 2017-2022 PDP projects
a growth of 7-8% in the medium term
finally put to jail, the social media once and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement at a more inclusive pace. Poverty
again teemed with posts from Duterte
PHL GROWTH: The Asian Devel-
unlimited rate is targeted to decline from the
present 21.6%down to 14% 2022,
trolls telling her she just reaped what opment Bank (ADB) expects the Phil- while poverty incidence in rural areas
she sowed, citing the case of former ippines to sustain robust economic is expected to decrease from 30% in
growth in the near term as it reaps the 2015 to 20% in 2022. The plans are
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo benefits of a demographic sweet spot good to see but we have yet to feel
whom she helped prosecute as then and gains from manufacturing resur- Atty. TONY (APA) ACYATAN their actual impact on our economy!
Secretary of Justice. gence. ADB believes Phl would con- PINOYS IN USA: The Trump ad-
tinue to enjoy solid growth this year ministrations drive to flush out and
If at all, these rants are indicative and beyond - based on a young and The peso-dollar exchange rate went deport so called illegal immigrants
educated work force and strong private down to close at P50.23 to $1, the has started to spark fear among Fili-
of what de Limas incarceration is all sector activities including business pro- weakest level since it closed at P50.32 pinos. While no Filipino has so far
about: political vengeance. cess outsourcing and manufacturing. to $1 on Sept. 26, 2006. Further slips been picked up in raids by US immi-
Data showed 2016 manufacturing in the peso value are expected in com- gration officials, volunteers working
They also underscored anew that Volume of Production Index jumped ing months and the year-end level at the Pilipino Workers Center which
we have not really learned from or 14.4% - faster than the 2.5% in 2015. is projected to be down to P52.00/ advocates help for undocumented
imbibed the lessons of EDSA which On FX inflows, the BPO industry re- US1.00. Cited as reason for the reduc- immigrants including both card-
mains as our major dollar earner. It tion are the strength of the US dollar, bearing immigrants and overstaying
showed the best in us as a people. may exceed remittances from OFWs and higher interest rates in the US. tourists are fearful of what will come
in the coming years. BPO sectors rev- Also affecting negatively is the volatil- next!
Because again, the worst in us enue in 2016 was estimated at 10% of ity of our economic and foreign policies President Dutertes statement that
the inability to think of the collective our GDP. In December, ADB jacked ascerbated by Pres. Dutertes anti-US he would not lift a finger to help Fili-
when personal interests are at stake, up its 2017 Phl GDP growth forecast to pronouncements. pinos in America who would be ad-
6.4% (from 6.2%). The government tar- NEDA PDP: The National Econom- versely affected. Filipino community
the continuing cacique rule of our gets a 6.5 to 7.5% economic expansion ic and Development Authority (NEDA) leaders felt bad about the presidents
economic and political life the failure in 2017. has come up with its new medium-term position. They contrasted this with
to critically look beyond the illusory FX FLOWS: Bangko Sentral ng Pili- economic blueprint for the Philippines, Mexicos more sympathetic reaction
pinas (BSP) has vowed to guard against targeting an upper middle class econ- to help their citizens who meet trou-
magic and manipulation of a long- excessive movements in the foreign omy status with a per capita income of ble in the hands of US immigration
entrenched ruling class continue to exchange market as the peso contin- $5,000 by 2022. Philippine Develop- officials. The controversial Trump
prevail. ues to fall to its weakest level against ment Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 is the first order recently stopped by the courts
the dollar in more than a decade. BSP six-years plan to be anchored on the does not (yet) include the Philippines
This explains the downplaying Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said national long-term vision Ambisyon among the countries covered by the
by the Duterte administration of the the demand to service legitimate dollar Natin 2040 which is part of the Duterte US travel ban.
requirement is moving the foreign ex- administrations 10-point socioeco- WISDOM: When God plucks our
EDSA celebration, which while indeed change market as current demand for nomic agenda. hearts with a particular need, we
was initially a putsch, was eventually dollars exceeds the FX inflows (despite The new PDP contains seven main must be responsive to such glorious
taken over by the people as an the growth in OFW remittances). parts, including an overview of the need!
expression of their sovereign power;
hence, people power revolution. Sen. Leila de Limas Illegal Drugs case
In this sense, the Duterte and Revelation in Declassified CIA Document
administration and its supporters there would be no EDSA celebration.
The Tempo dated Feb. 24, 2017
who gathered at Luneta failed to see reported that Executive Judge Juanita Marcos did not approve it because he
its historical and significance. Guerero of the Muntinlupa City RTC
Branch 204 issued the warrant of arrest
from did not want bloodshed. He did not
want Filipinos killing each other. (We
By holding a rally at the Luneta, against Sen. Leila de Lima and her saw this on TV when Gen. Ver talked
they not only desecrated Rizal but former driver and lover Ronnie Dayan
for alleged violation of Republic Act 9165
my to Marcos while Marocs was taking
on TV. That act of Marcos loving his
also showed themselves as a pitiful or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs countrymen was an act of patriotism.
manipulated mass. Act of 2002. window He preferred to go on exile.
Sen. de Lima complains she should In contrast, heres the following
This is shown by Sec. Vitaliano be tried by the Aqunio appointed excerpt from Declassified CIA
Ombudsman Conchita Morales not the nenita fuentebella-peones Document reveals Cory Aquinos
Aguirres question to them: Sinong RTC. She wants to choose who will 1989 request for airstrikes against
gusto niyong isunod? judge her. But what is the difference Filipino soldiers taken from the
since she says she is innocent and the Arroyo to jail. But with all the government internet, by Carlos Munda, January
That was a blatant show of drunken charges against her are all fabricated funds, power and machinations of the 18, 2017.
power. That showed what the Duterte lies. Aquino administrations candidate lost. Last Friday, Aquino asked for
We have seen on TV the Senate To the surprise of many, Mayor US assistance in crushing the most
administration is all about. and House Committee hearings on Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City filed serious attempt to oust her from
Extra judicial Killings and illegal drugs his candidacy on the last filing day power. US warplanes provided air
where different convicted drug lords as candidate for President after the cover to allow Philippine forces to
spots about the illegal drug trade in the Supreme Court decided with seven attack the rebels. (referring to RAM
New Bilibid Prison in Muntilnupa. They votes that Grace Poe is a natural- soldiers). US and Filipino officials say
02082606 are the doers and eye-witnesses who born citizen, even if foundlings are not the US F-4 phantom jets did not fire a
testified they gave money to then Sec. of provided in the Constitution. He said on shot and ceased overflights Saturday
Justice Leila de Lima for her campaign TV, I am running for President because morning.
for senator and their protection. I do not want an American citizen to be The Los Angeles Times and
Sen. de Lima is a lawyer. She has President of the Philippines. Washington Post reported last
good lawyers, Atty. Alex Padilla is one. Now, Mayor Duterte won and became weekend that the Aquino government
I do not want to judge her. It is the job President because of his promise to asked for airstrikes but US officials
of the court to decide on that. As my eradicate illegal drugs in three months refused because of political risks in
Published every Sunday and circulated in the six provinces provincemate, I also sympathize with and fight corruption in the government. killing Filipinos. What can we say with
and seven cities of the Bicol Region including Metro Manila. her but nobody is above the law. Senator de Limas case is because of this airstrike request of Cory?
And also mailed throughout the country and other continents. When Leila de Lima was the his pledge on illegal drugs.
Editorial and Business Address: K-960 Aries St., Villa Grande Secretary of Justice in the Benigno Every time the EDSA Revolution is
Homes, Concepcion Grande, Naga City. Tel. No. (054) 884-93-76
S. Aquino administration, she sent celebrated, it is used as an opportunity *****
opposition senators to jail, namely: for hate speeches against the late I wish to correct sentences
Senators Ramon Bong Revilla wh had President Ferdinand E. Marcos and erroneously printed in my column
announced he will run for President; his family; two Aquinos, Corazon C. dated Feb. 12-18, 2017.The titles
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada who would be Aquino and Benigno S. Aquino III have of my column should be Cellphone
VP Binays running mate for Vice already become President, but the hate crazy world and Extrajudicial Killers
ed g. yu fall not falls. The other sentence
President; and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile campaign continue even after 31 years.
Editor should be many people own
0939-604-3144 an opposition stalwart. These three If President Ferdinand E. Marcos
were immobilized politically that they approved the suggestion of his Chief of cellphones not won cellphones,
Lee G. Dullesco II cannot do anything against the Liberal Staff of the Armed Forces Gen. Fabian that they have no more time to talked
Head, Advertising Associates Partys candidate, Mar Roxas. She also Ver to bomb EDSA when the people and bond with their parents, brothers
sent former President Gloria Macapagal began to go there on the first day, and sisters even at home.

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4 bikol reporter halo - halo feb. 26-March 4, 2017

Gospel: Mt 6: 24-34
Jesus said to his disciples: No one can serve two
Rawit-dawit nin Protesta asin Priso
masters; for he will either hate one and love the other; or he
will be loyal to the first and look down on the second. You Piggiromdom ko an ika-31ng nin mga obrero sa gobyerno, asin

cannot, at the same time, serve God and money. anibersaryo kan EDSA People Power haloy na nalaom sa Daet Provincial
Therefore, I tell you, not to be worried about food and Revolution sa pag-atendir kan board Jail. Sa saiyang pasakalye sa libro,
drink for yourself, or about clothes for your body. Is not life meeting mi sa PEN, an internasyonal sinabi ni Randy: Masusumpungan sa
more important than food; and is not the body more important
than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow,
they do not harvest, and do not store food in barns; and yet,
na organisasyon nin mga parasurat, na
tinampokan kan paglunsar kan tolong
libro nin protesta.
*Kusyon proseso at sa mga obrang likha ang
marahas na pagbasa sa tradisyonal
at burges na pakahulugan sa
your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not less worthy
than they are?
Can any of you add a day to your life by worrying about
An enot iyo an Mula Tarima
Hanggang, sarong katipunan nin mga
rawit-dawit na sinurat ni Ericson Acosta
*Kurso pagiging lingkod ng mamamayan.
Kaya halimbawa sa Hindi Kami ang
Estado (Tindig ng mga Kawani):
it? Why are you so worried about your clothes? Look at how sa priso sa Samar. hindi kami/ang nagluklok sa iyo/
the flowers in the fields grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell An tarima iyong Tagalog kan papag kundi ang basbas/ng monopoly/ng
you, that not even Solomon, in all his glory, was clothed like na turugan kan mga priso. Sabi ni frank peones jr. kumprador/at asendero/kaya naman/
one of these. If God so clothes the grass in the field, which Ericson, nagseserbi ining kinaban itinataguyod mo/ang interes/ang uri/
blooms today and is to be burned in an oven tomorrow, how asin pigiitokan kan saindang kinaban
much more will he clothe you? What little faith you have! na nagtatanggol/para sa pribado.
sa priso, kun sain nakabuhi na siya. satong panahon, an boot sabihon ni Iyan, malinaw kun tano ta maski
Do not worry, and say: What are we going to eat? What
are we going to drink? or: What shall we wear? The pagans
Sabi niya, habo niyang magkaigwa nin Manong Frankie iyo na nahihiling niya an serbisyo publiko, serbisyong
busy themselves with such things; but your heavenly Father tradisyon nin mga rawit-dawit nin priso an pagtalubo nin marhay na literatura. pribado.
knows that you need them all. Set your heart, first, on the sa Pilipinas. Aram niya an implikasyon Mamundo pero dai ta maninigaran May ikatolo pang koleksyon,
kingdom and righteousness of God; and all these things kaini, kun may nagsusurat manongod na yaon kita sa bakong ideyal na Hulagpos, na katipunan man kan
will also be given to you. Do not worry about tomorrow, sa mga priso, manongod sa mga panahon, na siguradong makakatulod mga sinurat kan mga priso sa
for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough detenidong politikal (igwa pa daang sa mga parasurat asin artista na inaapod na Ipad (Intermediate pad)
trouble of its own. 300), bako pa kitang totoong sosyedad maggibo nin saindang mga obra. o magin sa mga patos nin papel.
na may pagpapahunod asin liberalismo An ikaduwang librong piglunsad iyo An mga prisong ini mayong pormal
REFLECTION: sa mga progresibong ideya o ideolohiya. si Antolohiya: Makabayang Lingkod na pagkanood sa pagsurat nin mga
Read: Through Isaiah, Yahweh makes the extraordinary Nagsabi man si Frankie Sionil Jose, at iba pang mga tula ni Randy Bulan rawit-dawit, alagad mahihiling sa
statement of His love being greater than that of a mother. an National Artist for Literature, na an Vegas. Dai man nakaatendir personal mga obra an espiritu na makabuhi
Jesus invites us to trust in such love and providence deeply. masakit na panahon tinatalubuan nin si Randy alagad yaon duman si saiyang maka-hulagpos sa pagkakalaom.
Paul reveals certain at-home-ness with God, with no worry marahay na literatura. Kun itatakod sa agom. Si Randy, sarong organisador Salamat yan sa tataramon.
about Gods judgement on him, for he knows God will judge
with love.
Reflect: The theme of Gods love and providence
pervades the readings today. God has a plan for you and
it will unfold in time, and the only thing required of you is to
Live a Life Full of Daily Miracles
remain faithful to Him. Are you courageous enough to trust
such providence that goes beyond all human understanding? How many times you heard people your luck and let God shower you with

If you do, pray the following prayer with all your heart, mind, asking for miracles? And then sometimes daily blessings.
body, and soul: others would jest and use the famous 4. Bless others the way you are
Pray: Lord, in your will is my peace. Let your will be done movie line of superstar Nora Aunor blessed by God...You can even do

in me. "Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa more! "Pray for abundance and desire
Act: Meditate on the verse [as paraphrased], even if your puso ng tao, nasa puso nating lahat!". to give more. If theres one significant
mother forgets you, I will never forget you. Reading and Well, I used to think of miracle as a grand shift that happened to me after reading

Reflections, Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc. supernatural event but then I discovered the book, thats my poor mentality.
some top secrets that helped me unlock I always think now that I have more

Gadgets, Anyone? it in my daily life.

A few years ago, when I was just
starting my Sole Searching Soul journey,
and Ill never run out of resources. I
trust Gods divine providence so I feel
more empowered to give and to share
By Mary Lorelei A. Potencio, Grade VI
I found myself looking for a miracle so the allison without worrying about tomorrow.
University of Saint Anthony, Iriga City
book "How to Live a Life of Miracles" by Remember that you when you give,
Enduring long battles of bestselling author Bo Sanchez caught my you gain an abundance mentality. Do
persuading my mom to buy me attention while I was leisurely browsing you and that blessing will come back to this regularly and youll soon realize
a gadget, she finally acceded to the bookshop. you." that we live in a generous universe.
my wishes and got me a tablet It's been a while since the last time I Pray to God to help you understand By reading Bo Sanchezs book, it
and a laptop. bought myself a book and actually finish the difficult personalities in your life. reminded me that there are miracles
No, no and no was always reading it cover to cover. I'm glad I did. Pray that He will help you unload the everywhere and we can receive it
my moms reply when I asked I guess that's the first miracle that ever burdens and bless you with the a anytime when we know how to unlock
for a gadget. A smartphone is happened to me... or maybe not. My forgiving heart... To accept your fault it. These miracles doesn't have to big
more than enough because perception of miracle changed after I and other's fault. To forgive yourself and extraordinary, we just have to
I was only after the features. read that particular book and I would like and forgive others especially those who learn how to appreciate the intricate
Because I was so persistent, to share it to you. unconsciously caused you emotional details of life like the aha moments
she got me a tablet and a Before I revel what I learned from that pain and left a scar in your heart. May when reading a book, the serenity
laptop. Im starting to think she book and some top secrets for living a life the Lord help you understand them and of the night, the precious time with
has a secret purpose for it . . . of miracles, let us first try to define what forgive them. May He heal the wounds family, and the mere fact that you are
Every time I get a low score, she blames my gadgets and miracle is all about. According to Merriam of the past and nurture your heart with breathing and reading this article. I
tells me to study. Almost always she confiscates them. Actually, Webster online dictionary, miracle refers His grace. must tell you that you are already
I owe my high score to my long hours using gadgets because I to an unusual or wonderful event that is 2. Don't be afraid to ask. Don't settle miracle in my life! Thank you for
rely on stock knowledge to survive school.
believed to be caused by the power of for crumbs. Specify what you want and supporting my Sole Searching Soul
Gadgets have effects on my studies. On the bright side, my
God. It also means a very amazing or our Father in Heaven will give it to you. column.
grades on main subjects and computer shot right up. Plus, my
stock knowledge expanded a hundred fold. Im always updated unusual event, thing, or achievement. "God wants to bless others through you, Remember, we live in a world full
on the latest happenings too. On the dark side, I got really lazy Now, I want you to pause and ask your but He has to bless you first." of miracles and every moment in our
in doing my homework. I always ask my mom to wake me up at self what is miracle to you. Think about it Say your little prayer. Let God know lives is a chance to create a miracle,
4:00 a.m., which is the time I do my homework. I got absorbed because I believe that it would be a big what you want. You know sometimes not just for our ourselves but for others
with playing Sims Freeplay the night before. Sometimes, when I help if you have a clearer picture and when I cant verbalise whats in my as well. <3
wake up on my own at 4:00 a.m., I feel sleepy so Ill sleep again. understanding of what miracle means to heart, I just say this simple yet very To live a life of miracles, you must
Computers and other gadgets are not really distractions. It you before you continue reading the rest powerful personal prayer. open yourself. Look within. Let go. Let
depends on the person using it. Its not a tablets fault that kids of my article this week. Lord, you know my heart's deepest God and never forget to give back.
get absorbed in games such as Clash of Clans. Its their fault Now that you have a clearer desires and biggest dreams. My will and
that their studies are neglected. Its not the phones fault that understanding of what miracle personally Your will shall be done. Amen. Allison is an inspiring storyteller
girls are more motivated in crushes than their studies. means for you, here are the Top 4 3. God has given every blessing you and quarter life coach who makes
Gadgets, when used with care, could be a powerful weapon, Secrets I unlocked from reading the book need in your life already. You just have a difference one trip at a time.
but when abused, they will be your greatest enemy and downfall. and may it also guide you as you live a to recognise it. Remember that your For feedback email apple@
life of daily miracles. tank has your name on it. It's yours! All or PM @
Be a Great Teacher! 1. It is okay to allow yourself to be
angry but pray to God to give you the
you need to do is open the faucet and let
the blessings pour. Take action. Stand
Like Sole Searching Soul
By IDA T. IBARRIENTOS - Teacher III power to forgive. up. Do something! When you pray for on Facebook or visit www.
Rinconada National Technical Vocational School "Wish blessings upon those who hurt it, be ready to accept it. Learn to create
Sto. Domingo, Iriga City
time we plan our lesson and instructional materials. As facilitator of students that you care and support them.
TEACHING is a hard job for a number of reasons. You choose learning, a teacher encourages the students to participate. Group COUNSELS AND GUIDES STUDENTS. Talk to them before,
a job with a view of sharing your love of the subject with other activities and hands on experiences would be more meaningful during and after class. Little talk or comments between concepts
(usually with younger) people. to them, thus learning become alive. can go a long way. The more you know about them, the more
It is not always easy to build a relationship with teenagers who MONITORS, ASSESSES AND EVALUATES STUDENTS you can understand them.
believe there are countless more interesting activities than sitting PROGRESS. Assessments provide essential information to MAINTAIN CLEANLINESS, ORDERLINESS, SAFETY AND
in your classroom. classroom teachers about students development or progress. UPKEEP THE CLASSROOM. Facilitates an environment that
One of the best things about teaching is that every school UNDERTAKES ACTIVITIES TO IMPROVE PERFORMNCE allows learners to feel comfortable, challenged and try something
year, every month, every week and everyday offers a fresh start. INDICATORS. Conducts remedial or enrichment classes. than they have already tried before.
ahead with confidence that you are mindful and motivated to be Kept accurate records of grades/performance levels of learners. Attend seminars, workshop, trainings and conferences.
Well, standing in front of a class and teach doesnt really LARLY. Get phone/cell phone numbers of parents or have regular TEACHERS AND OTHER SCHOOL PERSONNEL AS WELL AS
mean youre a good teacher! We need to know things involved parents meeting. Students will perform and behave well if they WITH PARENTS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS.
with being a TEACHER. know you are taking to their parents. SUPPORT ACTIVITIES OR GOVERNMENT AND NON-
dents in class to understand? This is always our question every ECTS AND ACTIVITIES. Being seen at school activities show DOES RELATED WORK.

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SSS pensioners MNCCI preps up for the 3rd Bicol
Business Month celebration
to get P1,000 more By Jam Madrid

About P7 billion worth lotted about P6.9 billion for the NAGA CITY Building
of pension will be released release of the additional P1,000 Bigger Milestones- so the
to about 2.2 million pension- benefit for the first quarter alone. theme goes for this years
ers starting on the first week Total projected additional
celebration of the most an-
of March, the Social Security benefit expenditures for the first
System President and CEO year of implementation of the ticipated Bicol Business
announced after President Ro- pension hike is seen at P32 bil- Month (BBM) celebration
drigo Duterte signed and con- lion. happening this July which
firmed the P1,000 additional Almost 2.2 million SSS pen- also coincides with their 30th
benefit last Jan 10. sioners are expected to receive Anniversary celebration.
The P1,000 benefit increase the initial additional benefit. The The event, which sig-
will be received by our pension- number of pensioners is expected
to increase with about 150,000
nificantly improved from a
ers in three distinct payments Dooc
at three different dates for the new retirees every year. weekly event to a month-long
months of January, February and Upon representations made Likewise, Social Security celebration, is usually staged
March, Emmanuel Dooc said by SSS, and subject to exist- Commission (SSC) Chairman every November but for its 3rd
during the Social Security Com- ing laws, rules, and regulations, Amado Valdez welcomed the de- year this 2017, the Metro Naga
mission Board meeting. please be informed that the cision of President Duterte. Chamber of Commerce and
The additional P1,000 pen- P1,000 increase in benefits of We would like to thank the Industry (MNCCI) decided to
sion increase for the months of qualified SSS retirees, survivors, Office of President Duterte for
and permanently disabled pen- the support on this issue. To our push through with the event on
January, February and March will
be received by the pensioners on sioners effective January 2017, pensioners and members, thank an early date.
March 3, 10 and 17, respectively. has been approved, the order you for your patience and this is This was announced by
Starting on April 2017, the read. just the first good news that will Metro Naga Chamber of Com-
benefit increase will be incorpo- All retirees, survivors and come from me. There are more to merce and Industry (MNCCI)
rated already in the regular pen- permanent disability pensioners come, Valdez said. Vice President for Chamber
sion, Dooc said. will receive the P1,000 additional This is a concerted effort.
Management Jose B. Perez in
In a memorandum from the benefit. The additional benefit The administration really wanted
Office of the President, signed also covers all future pensioners to improve the level of living of a press conference held Thurs-
by executive Secretary Salvador of the SSS. the Filipino people. Those who day, February 23 at the Board
Medialdea, the national govern- Meanwhile, for regular ben- have less in financial aspect will Room of the Avenue Plaza Ho-
ment has approved the proposed efits, SSS has been releasing P7.4 have more in this pension hike. tel, Naga City.
increase in the benefits of quali- billion per month since January We have a new inspiration to November is a typhoon these activities have impacted a first for Naga and in the Phil-
fied pensioners and beneficiaries 2017. work for more after this success, month and its hard to get on local as well as regional ippines, Tobias shared.
of SSS. On top of this, SSS has al- he added.
sponsors since its almost to- businesses. This years BBM boasts of
firms and is eyed to produce wards the end of the year. Regional Governor Cla- an array of exciting activities.
More opposition aired vs . . . 10 gigawatt-hours of energy Since July is a lean month for rine P. Tobias of the Philip- Lined up are the Agri-Aqua
renewal of the ECC of Clean indigenous/endemic species annually to supply the power business, there is a need for an pine Chamber of Commerce Exhibits & Trade Fair/Best of
n Green Solutions Incorporate within the MINP. needs of the Camarines Sur intervention within this period, and Industry (PCCI)-Bicol on Bicol, ICT Week, Travel Mart,
for the proposed Rangas River Allowing the project IV Electric Cooperative in the so the holding of the BBM is the other hand said that she is Naga Palooza, DRR Expo-A-
Mini Hydro Power Plant. to continue would put in Fourth District of Camarines timely. Besides, the traffic of excited for BBM 2017s per- PAD, Director and Presidents
The MNWD, through its jeopardy the efforts of the Sur or the so-called Partido fect timing especially that the Night, Womens Congress,
people is back to welcome
President Jorge Palma, also MNWD to conserve and area. another season right after the new indicator for the National Beauty and Wellness, the
asked for the review of the rehabilitate the MINP as pri- These include Mega Re-
summer, Perez explained. Competitiveness Index will be Halyao Awards, Car and Motor
Site Development Plan of the mary watershed of Camarines newable Power Development,
project and to stop the cutting Sur, it added. Naga City Mayor John G. released this July. Show, Bingo, Natural Healing,
Viscal Development Corpo-
of trees and other destruc- The mini-hydro power Bongat expressed his full sup- One of the indicators for and Taxation Seminar.
ration, Brightvale Ventures,
tive activities related to the plant which will tap the water Greentech Asia, Ormin Pow- port to the chambers decision the competitiveness is the in- The Bicol Business Month
project that will threaten the of Rangas River is a project er, and Repower Energy De- affirming that there is indeed a flux of tourists or visitor in a (BBM) is an annual business
surrounding communities and of a consortium of six energy velopment Corporation. deviation in the business cycle particular place. Naga City activity of the Metro Naga
which usually happened be- always wins because of the Chamber of Commerce and
fore the year ends. He reiter- support of the private sector. If Industry (MNCCI) and the
ated that the city government we get the award this year, it City Government of Naga that
will continue to support all will be a grand slam for Naga. brings local economic growth
the programs and activities of So, this year is very critical be- not only in the city but also in
MNCCI as he sees how all of cause if this happens, it will be the Bicol region.

Camarines Norte bizmen top

Bicol 13th-month payers
By Gina V. Rodriguez with 91 employees and Mas-
bate, one with five employees.
LEGAZPI CITY --- Ini- Trayvilla said an evident
tial reports received by the means of knowing whether the
Department of Labor and workers are really receiving
Employment (DOLE)-Bicol the 13th month benefit is the
from its provincial offices fewer number of complaints
in the region showed an in- received by DOLEs Re-
creasing number of employ- quest for Assistance or RFA
ers in the region who are to the Single Entry Approach
giving the 13th month pay (SENA).
benefit to their workers, par- She said SENA is a major
ticularly those based in Ca- trayvilla DOLE program that seeks
marines Norte. to provide immediate action
The number of establish- before January 15 ng susunod to resolve the workers com-
ments that voluntarily com- na taon, (The others (estab- plaints and grievances by
plied with labor law regula- lishments) are also giving (the working out an amicable set-
tions on the 13th month pay 13th month) except that they tlement between the two par-
for the period January to De- become remiss in reporting ties involved.
cember 2016, has reached 148 this (to DOLE) as required on Trayvilla said DOLE-Bi-
with a total of 2,945 workers or before Jan. 15 of the suc- col has also noted the fewer
all over the region receiving ceeding year), said Trayvilla in complaints being received by
the benefit, said DOLE Bicol a news release today. DOLE-Bicol Hotline (0918)
Director Ma. Karina Perida- DOLE-Bicol records 309-665 on the 13th month
Trayvilla. showed Camarines Norte has benefits.
She cited initial reports 82 establishments voluntarily She clarified, however, that
gathered by labor employment giving 13th month pay benefits DOLE-Bicol is not being com-
officer Lynette Heat-Dela to 1,144 employees. Second is placent as the agency is con-
Fuente from the six DOLE Catanduanes with 32 establish- tinuously verifying if the said
provincial officials as of the ments and 1,323 employees. companies have really given
middle of January this year. Albay with 20 establishments the 13th month benefits to their
Ang ibang (kumpanya) and 198 employees is third. employees
WE ARE THE CHAMPION jmts/rbmjr/mmec022217/TJ/fb_GovMigzVillafuerte ay nagbibigay naman. Yun In Camarines Sur, records That verification will be
Gov. Migz Villafuerte and Team CamSur savored the victory party held at the Freedom Stadium, nga lang kung minsan naka- showed seven establishments made by our inspectors who
San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur last February 20 as the Palarong Bicol 2017 over-all champion. kaligtaan nila itong reportorial with 184 employees give the will go out to the field this Feb-
The delegation garnered a total of 69 gold, 79 silver, and 69 bronze medals. requirement na dapat ay on or benefit while Sorsogon has six ruary, said Trayvilla.

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6 bikol reporter feb. 26-March 4, 2017

PIA CamSur chief to head Reading Made Interesting (and Easy)

for Elementary Graders
Energy Press Corps anew By Adelisa Lontok Casyao - Master Teacher I
San Agustin Elementary School - Iriga City

By Jam Madrid Many teachers in the what is being read, in this case, in a situation where reading is
Elementary grades complain maybe it is a beautiful story or an important part of learning.
NAGA CITY Philippine that many pupils even in their a rhythmic poetry. The teacher must not show
Information Agency (PIA) late grades (Grades V and The very popular adage that disinterest when pupils ask
Camarines Sur Provincial VI) are still poor readers. reading makes a full man can questions or can not read very
Information center manager It follows, they are poor in eventually make them know well. His guidance will be most
Ana-Liza S. Macatangay was comprehension. This is nothing later in their life that this is crucial.
sworn in Wednesday to lead new and this is not unusual. But indeed true. Reading must be done
the new set of officers of the this is no time to feel desperate When childr en get to everyday in every subject.
Camarines Sur Energy Press about this. There us no cause understand how reading can Pupils must read (orally) the
Corps (CSEPC) to serve as for disappointment either. help they them not just in their questions in their Math, the
channel of information par- Reading can be made easy academics but in their own procedures in Science, etc.
ticularly to members of the and interesting. Children can private outlook, they will clamor children must be asked to
community residing in the be taught to read, why not in for reading materials that read aloud everyday sounding
outer skirts of the province. the same manner that children include their lessons in school. off nouns and verbs and
Naga City Mayor John Bon- who find Mathematics difficult They will realize how reading adjectives and all other parts of
gat, who administered the oath- eventually do find it easy and can take them to other places, speech. They must be taught to
taking ceremony and keynoted enjoy. Reading can be much know and learn how people sound as the sen-tence wishes
the event, acknowledged the enjoyable and this is no simple live there. They will get to know to be soundis the sentence
significant contributions of the wishful thinking, people, prominent ones, like declarative, or interrogative
press corps in extending timely, So, how can reading be their favoritescelebrities or imperative or exclamatory.
up-to-date and relevant ener- an enjoyable and interesting actors and signers and even They can be introduced to
gy-related information to the subject. Elementary pupils, politicians, what-have-you. books fit for their age. Girls in
power consumers owing it to young as they are, can easily They will know beautiful stories the elementary grades may be
the great partnership between be oriented. They can be of various genre, like love and introduced to Nancy Drew as
the press corps and the National ENERGY PRESS CORPS made to understand that there romance and adventure. They boys are introduced to Hardy
Grid Corporation of the Philip- During the oath-taking ceremony with Naga City Mayor John are many wonderful things will like reading poetry whose Boys. These are books that
pines (NGCP) corporate com- G. Bongat administered the oath of the newly elected officers that reading can bring. When rhyme and rhythm can strike children can be glued to and
munications office. of the Camarines Sur Energy Press Corps led by Analiza S. young children learn that their own musical chords. They get them interested to read
He also lauded the NGCP Macatangay. Other officers include Alex Parpan of Radyo Aguila reading can give them a lot of will likewise be able to visit even more.
for its timely dissemination of as VP for Broadcast; Sarah Imperial of Manila Bulletin- VP for enjoyment they will eventually other places where they would It takes a dedicated teacher
advisories, enabling the power Print; Adonis Aguilar of GNN TV48 Secretary; Melvin Machado get interested in reading and want to go. But most of all, to get her pupils into the habit of
consumers to anticipate power of FBN-DZGE Treasurer, and Kate Delovieres of ABS-CBN as once the interest is developed, they would get informed of the reading. After all, every subject
the press corps PIO. Chosen as advisers are Ernie Verdadero, they will want to read and many events and happenings needs to be read and when
interruption and prepare in case
Program TV host of GNN TV48s Ini an Totoo, Romar Vasquez get the joys out of it. This is in various parts of the world reading has become a hobby,
of power outage.
KBP Chairman, Ruben Babar- Publisher of Bikol Reporter, a sure-catch to making the other than in the domestic front. there is no reason why studying
I have really never heard and Sonia Leao of DWOS-FM.
consumers cursed NGCP ev- children pursue reading even In short, they would be what can be boring much less worth
on their own. But teachers will the common adage considers the time in school. Then, one
ery time there is a power out- full support to the press corps Bulletin- VP for Print; Adonis
have to be a big assist. For full man and reading is what can look forward to more
age. In most cases consumers citing the many instances and Aguilar of GNN TV48 Secre-
example, reading must also made them. reading time and eventually
address that to the distribution occasions where media practi- tary; Melvin Machado of FBN-
be done aloud. In the process, It now dawns on the achieve the labela full man
utilities. Perhaps its because tioners had been a great ally in DZGE Treasurer, and Kate
the children will get the feel of teacher to place their pupils (a full child began earlier).
NGCP, through the press corps conveying their information to Delovieres of ABS-CBN as the
was able to alert them of any the consumers. press corps PIO.
impending power outage and
help them to prepare, but with
NGCP Corporate Affairs
Division - Bicol chief Nilda
Chosen as advisers are Ernie
Verdadero, Program TV host of
What is Generation Z?
the presence of CASURECO I, Somera said that she is confi- GNN TV48s Ini an Totoo, By JERSON V. TORALDE
III and IV cooperatives here, I Education Program Supervisor, Filipino
dent that this years set of of- Romar Vasquez KBP Chair-
think we can really work on a Schools Division Office, Iriga City
ficers will continue to extend man, Ruben Babar- Publisher
great partnership to give timely their full support to the NGCPs of Bikol Reporter, and Sonia
People express many as Gen Z or iGen. This how fast you can find the right
information to the public and programs and activities. Leao of DWOS-FM.
different views and opinions corresponds with their information rather than on
our consumers, Bongat said in Macatangay was reelected Macatangay thanked her
about the different genera- research defining them as whether or not you know the
his speech. president of the CSEPC. Other colleagues in the tri-media for
tions. Talking about genera- cloud natives rather than right information.
NGCP Corporate Regional officers include Alex Parfan of their unwavering support and tions is difficult because while digital natives; their world Gen Z wants to make a
Communications division head Radyo Aguila as VP for Broad- for giving her another opportu- there is vague agreement on is iEverything, with a difference in the world. A
Nelson Bautista expressed his cast; Sarah Imperial of Manila nity to lead the CSEPC. dates and labels, there is also lower-case i. Other popular large portion of the generation
variations. Some researchers names for this fast-emerging would prefer to have a job

CARD Bank opens Nagcarlan branch use the following dates

and labels: The Veteran
generation are Generation
Z and Centennials. It will
that makes a positive impact
in some way, and a large
Generation 1920-1933 be interesting to see which portion of them volunteer.
The Silent Generation name sticks as the generation However, its unclear
1933-1946 Baby Boomers emerges. As Gen Z members what impact school-based
1946-1964 Generation are still largely kids and volunteer requirements are
X 1964-1980 Generation adolescents, many of their having on volunteer rates
Y 1980-2000* Generation adult characteristics are yet to among iGen. What we do
Z 2000+ . be vetted. Early indications are know is that an overwhelming
Previous generations that they are increasingly self- majority of iGen and Gen
have been described in many aware, self-reliant, innovative Z are eco-conscious and
different ways but we also and goal-oriented. They also concerned about humanitys
need to understand more appear to be more pragmatic impact on the environment.
fully Generation Z, being the than their Millennial predeces- We also know that iGen
latest generation identified. sors, but well have to wait and wants to make a decent living
According to WIKIPEDIA, see if that plays out as they with a stable employer. This
Generation Z is also known become employees, consu- practical aspect of financial
as Gen Z, Post-Millennials, mers, investors and voters. prudence and wanting to help
CARD Bank, Inc., a cial development programs. the iGeneration, Pluralsor There are still some things people could lead to longer-
microfinance-oriented ru- Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, the Homeland Generation. about Gen Z and iGen that term differentiation from
ral bank and a member of founder and managing direc- There are no precise dates most people dont know. Gen Millennials.
CARD MRI, opened its 80th tor of CARD MRI, and Ms. for when the Gen Z cohort Z are highly educated.Its Gen Z are more diverse
branch in Rizal Avenue St. Marivic Austria, president and na clients and Rizal Bank, Inc.
starts or ends; demographers likely that a larger percentage than Millennials.This is a big
Poblacion 2 Nagcarlan, La- CEO of CARD Bank, graced Today, CARD MRI has over
and researchers typically use of Gen Z will attend and deal and is often overlooked.
guna on December 19, 2016 the event together with the 2,400 branches in the country,
starting birth years that range graduate from college than The tremendous diversity that
to expand its social and fi- CARD MRI Executive Com- including the far-end munici-
pality of the country. from the mid-1990s to early any previous generation, Gen Z brings as employees,
nancial service even to the mittee Members and other in-
Before the program ended, 2000s, and as of this date, including the Millennials. consumers and entrepre-
non-bankable clients. stitutional heads of CARD.
Dr. Alip added that CARD there is yet little consensus Gen Z is also adept at web- neurs will have a profound
Prior to the establishment Today, three bank branch-
of the Nagcarlan main branch, MRI has a new timeline. In about ending birth years. based research and often impact across generations
es of CARD MRI were opened
CARD Bank opened its first - CARD Bank Kidapawan my past speeches, I often A significant aspect self-educates with online and cultures. Brands and
two micro banking office in in Mindanao and Nagcarlan, ask Where will CARD be of thisgenerationis the sources such as YouTube employers will have to learn
Brgy. Yukos and Gen. Luna Laguna branches and CARD 100 years from now? Now, wide-spread usage of and Pinterest. They can learn how to see the world through
St. Pob. 2 in Nagcarlan. These SME Bank Lemery, Batangas I changed it to CARD MRI theInternetfrom a young age. complex things like how to the diverse eyes of Gen Z if
were formerly operated under branch, Dr. Alip said. He also Forever." Members of Generation Z are upgrade your com-puters they want to win their loyalty.
the San Pablo main branch. mentioned CARD MRI will CARD MRI will continue typically thought of as being operating system the same The differences and
CARD Bank offers loans and open two more bank branches to open branches in the country comfortable withtechnology, way they can learn how to similarities between genera-
savings products while the on December 21, 2016 in San through its four financial insti- and interacting onsocial bake a vegan apple pie: one tions will be expressed over
other member institutions pro- Pedro, Laguna through CARD tution; CARD, Inc., CARD media websites for a signifi- video at a time. They still time, but one thing that
vide services such as microin- SME Bank and in Carcar, Cebu Bank, Inc., CARD SME Bank, cant portion of their socializing. possess general knowledge The Center for Generational
surance, health, client training City through Rizal Bank, Inc. Inc., and Rizal Bank, Inc. to According to The Center about traditional research Kinetics know is that they
and education, marketing of Meanwhile, CARD SME Bank help more Filipino families be for Generational Kinetics, methods, but they have come have more data on iGen than
clients products, and other so- will cater to San Pedro, Lagu- lifted from poverty. Generation Z is also called of age placing a priority on on any generation in history.

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feb. 26-March 4, 2017 bikol reporter 7
Naga City officials, millenials mark
31st anniversary of EDSA revolt
Naga City commemo- victims of injustice, and Fili-
rates the 31st EDSA People pino nation.
Power Revolution Anni- Bongat said that EDSA
versary with a simple and People Power is a part of our
meaningful programme at history that should serve as a
the Freedom Monument lesson for all of us, as it is a
at General Luna-P. Burgos celebration of the birth of a
Sts. Intersection, February new democracy for the Phil-
25. ippines, which is February
Mayor John G. Bongat 25, 1986.
and Vice Mayor Nelson "This is a celebration to
Legacion led the wreath- make February 25 known
laying ceremony with the to the whole world, to the NAGA EDSA CELEBRATION
community flower offering whole country, the whole Mayor John Bongat led a simple yet meaningful groups and barangay officials. In his offered prayer, Mayor
participated in by students, city of Naga, especially the commemorative programme of the 31st EDSA People Power John Bongat, asked for the continued success of the nation
civic groups and barangay young ones that we should Revolution Anniversary participated in by the academe, civic with "a renewed faith in freedom and devotion to democracy."
officials. not be just spectators or be

Health Day benefits 500+ clients

This was followed by content just sitting down. As
the bell tolling and offer- a Filipino, we have the right
ing of prayers for the gift to fight for our beliefs, free-
of freedom, nation's leaders, dom and happiness."
About 500 microfinance conducted by the Microfi- ng Bayan Lucena, Ms. Cleofe avail 20% discount on gener-
P1.5-B SM mall rising . . . clients and local residents nance and Health Protec- M. Figuracion, deputy direc- ic medicines. The program
in Lucena City, Quezon tion (MaHP) Program of tor of Corporate Communi- is made available to micro-
trum for Recreation which is at hiring of local personnel and will
the heart of the citys central busi- strive to be the best employers
Province received free CARD Mutually Reinforc- cations Unit said, we have finance clients who have low
ness district in Barangay Bitano. of choice in nurturing the com- medical, dental, and optical ing Institutions (CARD been doing CHDs for a long or no access to health care
This paves the construction of the munity and serve as a catalyst for services during the Com- MRI) last January 20, 2017. time. The last time that we services such as dental care
68th SM Mall in the Philippines growth. munity Health Day (CHD) In an interview of Radyo did CHD here in Lucena, we and tooth extraction, opto-
and the first in the province of Rosal said the SM joint ven-
have served about 800 pa- metric services, and medical
ture is a way of decongesting
It will have the SM Store and Manila and of providing oppor- package to other giant inves- fers hundreds of stalls that would tients. We were not able to check-up.
Supermarket as anchors, as well tunities for employment in the tors from Metro Manila like the feature local and high-end mer- serve all those who lined up CHD is a nationwide health
as mainstays Ace Hardware, SM Ayala Group of companies, Mega chandises such as shoes, bags,
provinces. The mall is expected so here we are again to serve program of CARD MRI since
Appliance Center and Cyber- to provide around 4,000 jobs to World and other big corporations. clothing apparels and appliances.
He said the city would remain There will be hardwares, book- more of the residents of Lu- 2006 and has reached out to
zone. This three-storey build- Legazpeos and residents from
ing will also house national and a top tourism destination in the stores, restaurants and coffee cena City. more than two hundred thirty
neighboring cities and munici-
global fashion brands, local and palities. countrys tourism road map ow- shops, she added. CARD MRI provides thousand CARD MRI clients
international food concepts, and He added he will wait for ing to the majestic Mayon Vol- Aside from the stores, the health services by bringing and their beneficiaries nation-
a Food Hall with the view of the cano, its resorts, hotels and res- complex would house six state-
completion of the construction its medical personnel closer wide as December 2016 and
majestic Mayon Volcano. It will of the Bicol International Airport taurants. of-the-art cinema houses and will
Rosal said these businesses have a multi-level parking area to the communities where so- has extended its services to
be home to six state-of-the art (BIA) in Barangay Alobo, Da-
cinemas, each with a 280 seating will create more employment that can accommodate at least cioeconomically challenged non-members in local com-
raga, groundbreaking for which
capacity. Designed to have a con- was started in December last opportunities for the community (Turn to page 8 ) women and families can munities.
venient parking that will accom- year, so that he could establish and contribute to the citys local
modate 860 cars, vans, jeepneys an economic zone in the current coffers by way of business taxes
and motorcycles. Legazpi airport area that would that the city can use for health
SM City Legazpi is set to open be vacated. and social services, infrastructure
in 2018. Its construction will cre- Rosal said the economic zone and environmental projects.
ate more employment and will could be offered as one whole Garcia said the SM mall of-
generate more business opportu-
nities in the community. The new
mall will be an added attraction How to Become a Successful
to the city and the province along
with its famous tourists spots like
Entrepreneur/ Would-be Entrepreneur
the Mayon Volcano, Cagsawa ru- By Dr. Arlene B. Delmita-Recio - Teacher III
ins, Ligon Hill and many others. Rinconada National Technical Vocational School
Bishop Joel Baylon of the dio- Sto. Domingo, Iriga City
cese of Legazpi blessed the time
capsules during the groundbreak- An entrepreneur is a person who is willing and able to invest
ing for the three-story complex a new idea or invention into a successful innovation. They are
that will occupy 84,000 square not an ordinary people by virtue of the nature of their chosen
meters of land area. career because they posses quality that distinguishes them
Rosal said the entry of giant from an ordinary businessman, he/she is able to see things more
business groups in Legazpi sig- valuable and useful compared with an ordinary one. To become
nifies the city as a center of in- a successful entrepreneur, one before engaging into a business
vestment in Bicol with the citys should prepare a business plan. Because business plan help
neighboring municipalities and obtain financing for projects, simplify decision making processes,
provinces expected to be a strong and allow an entrepreneur to meet a goals and help from external
market for these groups. investors. Further, it is a document used for planning out specific
He said the city has become a details about the business and it helps an organization chart a
center of trade in Bicol because course for achievement of its goals. To facilitate writing a business
Legazpi is strategically located, plan, the following different parts should be followed::
with four million people from the 1. COVER PAGE-This includes the name of the business,
provinces of Sorsogon, Catan- name of the principal, address and telephone number or cel-
duanes, Masbate-all in Bicol, phone no.
and the Samar and Leyte prov- 2. Table of Contents
inces in the Visayas, doing their 3. Introduction-This introduces the plan of the business, busi-
shopping in the city. ness goals and strategies
Huwag tayong matakot (let 4. Executive Summary-This provide information about the busi-
us not be afraid) if we want to be ness, citing the name of the firm, its location, brief description of
known. We have to be aggressive the project, the brief findings and conclusions about the project.
if we want opportunities to come Normally one to three pages
that would be for everyone, he 5. Market Plan-This provide the data on the description of the
said. market, demand potential, supply aspects, competitive positioning
He added that we just dont and proposed marketing program
see things happen but rather we 6. Organization and Management Plan-This will include the
make thing happen. key personnel, the reasons in forming the organization, type of
Annie Garcia, president of the organization, organizational structure, officers and key personnel.
SM Super Mall in Legazpi, said 7. Production Plan-This includes information about the product
the mall is expected to be opened or service to be produced, the production process, production
by the second quarter of 2018. schedule, machine and equipment necessary, plant location,
She said it will be a typhoon- building and facilities, raw materials, utilities, waste disposal and
resilient structure that can with- production cost.
stand strong howlers. 8. Financial Plan-This includes the total project costs, initial
To jump start the project, Gar- capital requirements, pre-operating cash flows, financial projec-
cia said the company would bring tions and supporting assumptions.
in thousands of local and national 9. Contribution to the Philippine Economy-This includes in-
jobs aside from the other workers formation as to the contribution of the business to the economy.
that the firm would be bringing in of the country
to construct the mall. 10. Exhibits-these are the supporting data such as personal
She said the company will resume, job description letter of intent and other important docu-
follow the local ordinance in the ments relevant to the plan.

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8 bikol reporter feb. 26-March 4, 2017


Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the
By Jaypee A. Villareal - English Teacher legitimate and sole heirs of the late FELIX SALAZAR,
Cristo Rey Integrated School, Iriga City who died intestate on September 22, 2009 at Inoyohan,
Bula,Camarines Sur, without any known debts left a certain
Reading is a tool subject. If a child is deficient in reading property situated at Agdangan, Baao, Camarines Sur,
he or she encounters difficulty in all subject areas. Reading is covered by TCT No. 28863, described as Lot-E, Pcs-05-
also the process of getting meaning from the printed page and 000731, the heirs all of legal ages and with full capacity to
of vocalizing in the words of the author the thought that was contract agree to sell and adjudicate the entire parcel of
gained. It is a process of interpreting symbols being drawn from land; that for and consideration of the sum of SIXTY TWO
the image, idea, emotion or experience of the author. THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO
The Philippine Informal Reading Inventory (Phil-IRI) is one (P62,472.00) pesos, paid by JEFFERSON RYAN T. LEE,
of the most useful classroom tools in assessing a students the Heirs do hereby SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER and CONVEY
unto JEFFERSON RYAN T. LEE, his heirs, and assigns, the
reading ability. It can give the teachers information on the level
described parcel of land, as acknowledged before Notary
of their students performance in reading by actual observation.
Public Atty. Romeo B. Abaca, Jr., Doc. No.950, Page No.
A typical IRI is being administered individually and consists of 90, Book No. XVII, Series of 2015.
graded stories followed by comprehension questions of different
dimensions. The students are categorized according to their BIKOL REPORTER
reading levels such as; non-reader, frustration, instructional Published: February 12, 19 and 26, 2017
and independent. California Scholarship . . .
Learning does not automatically take place through what the forward to fill that 200 slots as the former DOST Secretary Dr.
teacher does to the learners. Teachers could not easily measure soon as possible for the whole William G. Padolina, who is EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE
their effectiveness in teaching. The lessons presented to the course. Peralta explained. also the former President of the WITH ABSOLUTE SALE
learners are the best measure to gauge if learning has taken At present, PCARI has thir- National Academy for Science Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the
place. Analysis of students performance is a substantial factor ty (30) scholars for engineering, &Technology (NAST), hence, legitimate children and surviving heirs of the late EULALIO
in the teaching-learning process in the educational system and six (6) for the health. hes highly qualified to manage PANTE and HERMIA MARGATE, who died on March 13,
nowadays. Education believes that there is really a need to "PCARI needs scholars for this project. 1999 and May 8, 2011, at San Antonio, Iriga City, respectively,
have a remedial reading teacher to cope with the slow learners the health sector and they find Scholars under this project without any will or testament and no known debts left a
or low performers in class. it quite a challenge to get doc- will have an opportunity to in- certain property situated at Buluang, Baao, Camarines Sur,
Various techniques and methodologies are needed in tors for the scholarship," Peralta teract with the worlds elite re- the heirs all of legal ages and with full capacity to contract
the different kinds of reading programs in improving reading added. search universities in California agree to adjudicate equally among themselves the described
performance. The great challenge in our schools today is the The scholarship project and will be part of the top tal- real estate; that for and consideration of the sum of ONE
improvement of quality of instruction. But such improvement which is funded by the CHED ents in the country who are ac- HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND (P160,000.00) Philippine
and implemented by the De- tive in fundamental and applied currency, paid by CRISTINA T. LEE, the Heirs do hereby
lies on the measure upon the learners ability to read and
partment of Science and Tech- research relevant to the coun- SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER and CONVEY unto CRISTINA
comprehend various printed reading materials. Unless the T. LEE, her heirs, succesors and assigns, the described
students could read, comprehend and interpret the reading nology Science Education trys socio-economic develop-
Institute (DOST-SEI), one who ment and the long-term com- real property, as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty.
materials, they cannot learn effectively the subjects in the Leo Arnel M. Caayao, Doc. No.232, Page No. 47, Book No.
curriculum. manages the budget of each petitiveness of the Philippines.
scholars is primarily for capac- Interested applicants for the XXXVII, Series of 2015.
Evidence showed that remedial reading produces desirable
ity building of researchers, fac- PCARI Scholarship may get BIKOL REPORTER
results, but this should be preceded by systematic diagnostic
ulty and students of Philippine in touch with CHED through Published: February 12, 19 and 26, 2017
which serves its function in the school curriculum as an aid
HEIs in line with the DOSTs, @
to personal development, scholastic progress and social
National Science and Technolo-
betterment. With the objective in mind, they can be assured of
gy Plans (NSTP) priority areas. ph; or through DOST-SEI @ EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE
the great future that they will have progress in their studies for The project is managed by
the next higher grades. They will also serve as guide in teaching WITH ABSOLUTE SALE OF REGISTERED LAND
and in meeting the students needs. Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the
P1.5-B SM mall rising . . . legitimate and sole heirs of the late CRISANTA LANZUELA
Republic of the Philippines 800 cars. by businessman Rizaldy Co. RETRETA and PEDRO RETRETA, who died intestate
Including the upcoming SM Rosal said the Gokongwei on August 8, 2014 and October 27, 2007 respectively, at
Mall, Legazpi City would have at Group of Companies is also plan- Inoyohan, Bula,Camarines Sur, without any known debts left
Province: Camarines Sur
least eight major malls. These are ning to construct in the city the a certain property situated at Agdangan, Baao, Camarines
City of Naga the LCC-Ayala Mall, LCC Mall, Robinsons Galleria de Legazpi Sur, covered by TCT No. 28862, described as Lot-E, Pcs-
Metro Pacific Gaisano Mall, Em- which is patterned after Robin- 05-000731, the heirs all of legal ages and with full capacity
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION barcadero, Yashano, 101 Mall sons Galleria de Cebu. to contract agree to sell and adjudicate the entire parcel of
and Gregorian Mall. He said it will also be located land unto themselves; that for and consideration of the sum
In compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. No. 9048, The LCC (Liberty Commer- at the adjacent area where the SM of SIXTY THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED and SEVENTY
a Notice is hereby served to the public that MA. TERESA cial Center)-Ayala twin mall is Super Mall is being built-- in Ba- TWO (Php62,472.00) pesos, Philippine Currency, paid by
B. MARAO has filed with this Office, a Petition for Change being managed by the Tan Fam- rangay Bitano. ANNABELLE L. CHUA, the Heirs do hereby SELL, CEDE,
of First Name from DANDER to LEONIL in the birth ily with the Ayala Group of Com- The four-level shopping mall, TRANSFER and CONVEY unto said ANNABELLE L. CHUA,
certificate of DANDER B. MARAO, who was born on panies as its partner while the which will have a multi-level her heirs, successors and assigns, the described parcel of
Gaisano Mall is owned by the parking area will house the Sum- land, as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. Romeo
August 12, 1991 at Naga City, Camarines Sur and whose
Cebu City-based Gaisano fam- mit Hotel, Go Hotel and a Busi- B. Abaca, Jr., Doc. No.957, Page No. 92, Book No. XVIII,
ilys group of corporations. ness Process Outsourcing center. Series of 2015.
RAFER BOITISON. Yashano Mall is owned by the SM-Legazpi is the second SM
Hong Family while 101 Mall is supermall to be built in the Bicol BIKOL REPORTER
Any person adversely affected by said petition may owned by a local businessman. region after the one in Naga City Published: February 12, 19 and 26, 2017
file his written opposition with this office not later than The Gregorian Mall, a public- in Camarines Sur. -PNA
March 12, 2017. private partnership of the city
government and WholeGrain
(Sgd.) ALEXANDER M. CAYETANO Land Inc. is located at Old Albay
City Civil Registrar District across the City hall build-
Naga City, Camarines Sur ing and Albay Cathedral Church
while Embarcadero shopping
BIKOL REPORTER complex, located in the harbor for january
Published: February 26 and March 5, 2017 area in the southern part of the
city's business district, is owned Name of Deceased Date of Interment

ARIEL Q. FABILLAR January 5, 2017

EVA H. VALLESPIN January 4, 2017
TERESITA D. PEREZ January 6, 2017
FLORENIA G. YU January 6, 2017
ARVIN S. DEPOSITARIO January 14, 2017
PEDOSON M. LAURIO January 14, 2017
MIGUEL P. OLITOQUIT January 14, 2017
RUBEN B. TESORERO January 16, 2017
JAIME G. MARAVILLA January 16, 2017
RICO R. DELOS SANTOS January 18, 2017
ANDRES B. VENTAJAR January 19, 2017
NILDA A. RITO January 19, 2017
JAIME S. ACABADO January 21, 2017
LEVY B. FLORORITA January 21, 2017
AIDA A. RIVERO January 22, 2017
ROMULO C. TERROBIAS January 23, 2017
BIENVENIDO V. ALABA January 8, 2017
PEDRO R. PAGLINAWAN January 28, 2017
SEVERIANA H. BIGTAS January 28, 2017
AMELIA E. LAZARO January 29, 2017
TERESITA L. ALFONSO January 29, 2017
ELISA E. NOBLESALA January 31, 2017
GRACIA D. BONCODIN January 31, 2017
LOURDES G. ORANTE January 31, 2017

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feb. 26-March 4, 2017 bikol reporter 9
Airport Rising in Partido . . . Drive vs . . .
Rodrigo R. Duterte as part of A private company will un- It is common knowledge in
his vision to connect islands dertake the construction of the the province that illegal fishing
and far flung areas and ensure said airport. operators often bribe the appre-
accessibility of transport from Secretary Cusi welcomed hending authorities in exchange
the place of origin to the point the domestic airport to be built for the release of their boats.
of destination. in the Partido area as one of the Kho said he believes this
Department of Transpor- probable sites for additional happens because the reward
tation and Communications gasoline stations and a possi- money given to the apprehend-
(DOTC) Secretary Arthur P. ble location for a Solar Energy ing team is very small and
Tugade stated that this is part of plant. He pledged his support seems so insignificant.
the Presidents marching order and assured Fuentebella that He promised to increase the
under the Convenience Mobil- he will immediately provide reward fund this year, from the
ity of Transportation program. electricity at the airport once current PHP5 million to PHP10
Tugade was invited as one the ground works commence. million.
of the distinguished guests dur- A Chinese representative Kho said the reward will
ing the staking ceremony of from the Aviation Develop- vary depending on the kind of
the Proposed Partido Domes- ment Company and Solar En- vessel caught, such that smaller
tic Airport Friday, February 17 ergy plant based in Hongkong boats apprehended will fetch a
here together with Department said that the Chinese govern- reward of PHP25,000, the big-
of Energy (DOE) Secretary ment fully supports their part- ger boats--PHP50,000, while
Alfonso G. Cusi, CAAP Direc- nership with PDA as they look for large steel boats and ships,
tor General Jim Sytiongco and forward to the speedy approval the reward will amount to
some Chinese Investors. of the DOTC of the said proj- PHP500,000. FUND RAISING FOR ELDERLY LECTURE SERIES, PROJECTS FOR SENIORS
The site covers an 80-hect- ect. The Our Lady of Peafrancia Parish Senior Parishioners Fellowship sponsored a Search for
He added that a stricter case
are vast expanse of land area Fuentebella added that the Mrs. Valentine 2017 Senior Edition last February 19, here, to raise funds for its monthly Elderly
will be filed against the viola-
with 1.6 kilometers runway airport will surely spur eco- Health Lecture Series, Summer Encounter and projects for seniors and medical missions in
tors while police officers who
and 0.3 kilometer overrun. nomic growth and will further cooperation with project partner Tomasinong Bicolano chaired by Dr. Marimil Bombase.
drag his name into their illegal Declared top winner of the Search was Francia Te of San Felipe earning the title Mrs.
Another 30 hectares of land boost the tourism activities in activities will not go unpun-
for the expansion of the 2.6 the Fourth Congressional Dis- Valentine 2017 Senior Edition, 2nd place went to Tessie Delloro of Peafrancia, Avelina Calma
ished. of Liboton was 3rd place, Conrada Platon of Peafrancia, 4th, Generosa Milanay of San Felipe
kilometers additional runway trict of Camarines Sur and will Kho said he has also or-
space will also be added. placed 5th and Maria Mabuhay of Liboton, 6th place.
serve as a link to world-class dered Provincial Board Mem-
Fuentebella said that an ini- Shown in photo are the winners led by Mrs. Valentine 2017 Francia Te (seated) along with the
spots in the province, espe- ber Jamon Espares to make a Fellowship Executive Board (standing from left) auditor Beth Ante, chairman Tony Amparado,
tial Php40M will be taken from cially the Atulayan Island in resolution for the purchase of business manager Ninfa Saballegue, Parish Pastoral Council chair Gie Alvina, Calma, board
the coffers of the government Sagnay town, Caramoan, and two speed boats mounted with member Lilybel Larrauri and Mabuhay.
as part of its 80M counterpart. the Partido Riviera. a machine gun and other high- Fr. Rey Jose Rellora, spiritual director and parish priest, Delloro, Platon, Milanay, vice chair
Ester Elopre, treasurer Helen Juanillo and secretary Lolit de Jesus.

DA Bicol consults with farmer -- powered firearms so the illegal

leaders on rice model farm project

fishing boats could be easily
He said he fears the illegal
fishing boats are more equipped
with high powered firearms
than the law enforcers and ap-
prehending team.
"We must upgrade our men
in uniform for this task, said
He said the launching of
Oplan Sagip Karagatan, which
provides for a holistic ap-
proach, is a first in the politi-
cal history of the province that
could totally stop illegal fishing
in the province.
We should be 101 percent
successful in this, he added.

By Connie B. Destura Tornilla said a total of shall be geotagged and mapped

4,800 hectares had already using GPS and the farmer re-
LEGAZPI CITY -- The been planted to hybrid rice cipients shall be registered in
Department of Agriculture varieties in DAs roll out of its a field registry and given an
(DA) in Bicol has recently techno-demo farms. identification card, said Delos
convened farmer leaders To date (dry season plant- Santos.
of various irrigators asso- ing) there have been 10,317 She said the qualified re-
ciations in the region so they hectares planted to hybrid rice cipients should be members of
could monitor the hybrid in the Bicol region, he said. farmers associations, irriga-
rice adoption of farmer ben- He said with proper man- tors associations and farmers
eficiaries under DAs new- agement of hybrid rice, farm- cooperatives which joined the
est program, the rice model ers can attain a yield of six roll out of the Rice Productiv-
farms. to 10 metric tons per hectare ity Enhancement or RIPE pro-
Rodel Tornilla, officer-in- compared to inbred varieties gram for the dry season 2016-
charge, chief of DA-Bicols which only yield 3.5 metric 2017.
operations division, in an tons per hectare. Delos Santos said the proj-
interview Tuesday, said the Tornilla said the hybrid ect will be implemented in
farmer-leaders represented the rice varieties recommended in fully irrigated rice farms to
Small Water Irrigation Sys- DAs rice program are PHB 77 ensure a favorable hybrid rice
tem Association (SWISA) and (Pioneer), TH82 (Seedworks), growing environment and at-
other irrigators associations in Bigante (Bayer), Mestizo 18 tainment of potential yield.
Bicol during the consultation. and 20 (Public Hybrid), S6003 But farmers in selected
He said the rice model (Syngenta), and SL 18 (SL rain-fed areas with adequate
farms, which will showcase Agritech). water can also avail, she said.
the yield advantage of using He said a rice crop man- Delos Santos said baseline
hybrid rice seeds as compared ager, which will issue recom- data such as production, yield,
to the inbred certified or good mendations to the model rice area and production expenses
seeds currently being used by farm, shall give a maximum will be collected during the
the farmers, will start in the of eight bags of fertilizers to same season when the rice
wet season cropping of 2017 farmer-beneficiaries of the the model farm will be estab-
and will continue in the suc- program. lished.
ceeding crop seasons. DA Bicol Regional Execu- Farmer recipients are re-
Tornilla said the project tive Director Elena B. Delos quired to attend briefings on
will provide the farmers-ben- Santos said that a minimum hybrid rice production so they
eficiaries with high quality of 100 hectares are being tar- can qualify to the program.
hybrid rice seeds and technical geted per region for the pro- To ensure sustainability of
assistance on the recommend- gram with at least 10 hectares the project the farmer recipi-
ed management practices. allotted to a farm cluster but ents will be asked to deposit
One bag of hybrid seeds said DA Bicols target is to es- the corresponding amount of
at 15 kilograms shall be given tablish 5,000 hectares of rice the inputs received from DA
to each qualified farmer recipi- model farms for 2017. to their chosen bank after the
ent, he said. These clustered farms harvest season.

BR_Feb26-Mar4 noel.indd 9 2/28/2017 11:35:14 AM

Drive vs illegal fishing
boats launched By Norman B. Tamar
Natural Resources, Prosecu-
tors Office, Masbate Advo-
cates for Peace (MAP) and
others concerned, he said in
an interview today.
Kho said he has met with
MASBATE CITY --- the heads of the said agen-
Masbate Governor Anto- cies and the chiefs of police
nio T. Kho led the newly to bring to their attention his
formed Oplan Sagip kho plans to curb illegal fishing in
Karagatan (Oplan save the province.
the seas), composed of vari- that will involve the police Vowing to give stiffer
ous government agencies station commander, mari- penalties for those who will
and law enforcement units, time police, Philippine Coast be caught and increasing the
to put an end to illegal fish- Guard, Bureau of Fisheries reward for the apprehending
ing in the island-province. and Aquatic Resources, De- teams, he urged the agencies
page 10 Bicol, the philippines feb. 26-march 4, 2017 This is a concerted effort partment of Environment and to seriously get involved in
curbing illegal fishing.
Judge Igmedio Campo-
sano, MAP president, in
a separate interview, said,
however, the funds allotted
for the campaign to stop il-
legal fishing could go down
the drain as the cases against
the illegal fishing boats who
are apprehended often end up
being dismissed.
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Forum held
By Jam Madrid


and graduate students spe-
cializing in health, engineer-
ing and ICT fields can now
study in California, USA ---
for free!
This once in a lifetime
opportunity was offered by
the Commission on Higher
Education (CHED) through
the Philippine-California Ad-
vanced Research Institutes
(PCARI) Project to interested
researchers, faculty, graduates
and incoming graduates to the
PCARI Scholarship program.
The project shall develop
the critical mass of scientists,
technologists, and innovators
capable of generating and
translating technologies and
innovations that will address
societal problems.
At the PCARI Scholarship
Forum held Friday, February
17 at the Bicol State College
of Applied Sciences and Tech-
nology (BISCAST) here, over
a hundred graduating students
and faculty members from the
host institutions and Higher
Education Institutions (HEIs)
in Camarines Sur were orient-
ed by a PCARI team regard-
ing the project.
PCARI project techni-
cal staff for Communications
Kristianne Aireen Peralta said
that the activity was part of
a nationwide/regional road-
show that they were conduct-
ing for the whole course of the
year to attract applicants and
to promote the scholarships.
For 2017, this is our first
stop Region 5. We are tar-
geting graduate students and
incoming students because
our scholarships are only for
graduate degrees masters
and doctoral, and possible
also are the junior faculty. We
need to fill-up the 200 slots on
a first-apply/first-approve-
first-come basis. For now, we
have a number of scholars
already and were looking
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