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Bongat orders closure

Mayor BONGAT of Balatas dumpsite

NAGA CITY --- Mayor John G. Bongat, to-

gether with Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion, City
Engineer Leon B. Palmiano IV, and Solid Waste
Management Office (SWMO) head Engr. Joel P.
Martin, has formally announced during a press
conference held at the mayor’s office on April
27, 2017 the eventual closure of Balatas dump-
site and the start of the construction of modern
sanitary landfill within the next few days.
The Balatas dumpsite system.
has become one of the The mayor said the closure
pestering issues in the past has to come after a notice to
years, particularly the un- proceed was approved by the
pleasant smell spawned Sangguniang Panlungsod on
by decaying garbage in the April 17, 2017 to Pasig City-
city’s open dumpsite and based CB Garay Philworks
the absence of controlled Construction that will start the
modern waste disposal (Turn to page 6)

DepEd-Bicol set Brigada

Eskwela on May 15


Department of Education
(DepEd) Bicol regional of-
fice will begin preparations
for the upcoming school
year early with the guide-
lines already set for the an-
nual Brigada Eskwela ac-
tivities this May.
DepEd Bicol regional di-
rector Ramon Fiel G. Abcede
said his office has already cas-
caded Regional Memorandum of the “Brigada Eskwela” for Brigada Eskwela are set to be-
No. 35, series of 2017, to all school year 2017-2018. gin on May 15, and was given
The Camarines Sur provincial pool at the Capitol Complex, Cadlan, Pili provides the cool the Schools Division Offices In accordance to DepEd the theme “Isang DepEd,
escape to most constituents on a budget yet wanting to enjoy bonding time with family and (SDO) in the region indicating Memorandum No. 43, series Isang Pamayanan, Isang Bay-
friends. Gov. Migz Villafuerte recently ordered the rehabilitation and general maintenance of the implementation directives of 2017, which was issued last anihan Para Sa Handa At Lig-
the public pool specifically for the pleasure of the residents of Camarines Sur. and guidelines for the conduct March 9, the activities for the (Turn to page 6)

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PH successfully hosts ASEAN Help for SMEs

first ASEAN Summit (Atty. APA – chairs Acyatan & Co., with it when making the first light bulb.
CPAs-DFK International – is past chair In building, its tensile strength (or how
MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte, current
of ASEAN Federation of CPAs, PICPA much it can resist being pulled apart)
chair of ASEAN, successfully led the convening of the past president and Hall-of-Famer,
30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings on 29 April is well known. It can rival or even be
and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement better than some types of metal. And,
in Manila, the first of the two ASEAN Summits to be
Awardee). bamboo grows to full maturity in just
hosted by the country this year. BIG LIFT: ASEAN Business Advisory two to five years - compared to up to
Pres. Duterte facilitated frank discussions on the deep- Council Chair (ABAC) Joey Concep- decades for other trees. Moreover,
ening integration process in the 10-member association, cion said medium and large firms in the bamboo also regenerates easily!
as well as on relevant regional and international develop- Asean region must include micro and How about that!
ments. Leaders of ASEAN Member States (AMS) have small enterprises in their supply chain, GINA LOPEZ: The interim reap-
strongly called for advanced cooperation in the region by noting that it is difficult for small players pointment of erstwhile DENR Secre-
staying true and steadfast to ASEAN’s processes of integra- to compete in the now much larger mar- Atty. TONY (APA) ACYATAN tary Gina Lopez was rejected by the
tion, innovation, inclusivity and connectivity. ket. He said large companies that ei- Commission on Appointments. Sena-
“On the economic front, ASEAN must build the capaci- ther have partnerships or are exporting end-February 2016’s P11.141T. tor Panfilo Lacson, one of the sena-
ties of the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to any of the 10 Asean member states The banking system, which is the tors who voted against – said Lopez’
as engines of growth and nurture sub-regional coopera- must include smaller players “as part of core of the financial system, remained authoritarian tendencies were among
tion in order to bring progress to those who deserve it the big business’ ecosystem.” stable as manifested by improved as- the reasons he thumbed down her
most – those who have the very least in our societies,” Pres. This is especially true for local farm- set quality, ample liquidity, sufficient appointment. “While she has a lot
Duterte said. ers who now face more competition in capitalization and increased profitability, of passion and enthusiasm, she was
free trade within ASEAN. The ABAC together with expansion in assets, loan neither fit nor qualified for the post”,
He also stressed the role of the MSME sector as the
chair told the advisory council that large portfolio and deposits - BSP said. We Lacson concluded. Humility seems
backbone of the region’s economic integration leading to an
firms must include micro and small com- have 602 operating banks with 10,576 to be something the nominee did not
inclusive, people-oriented, and people-centered ASEAN. panies as part of their supply chains, not- bank branches and other offices, includ- have much of!
The PH thematic priority on “inclusive, innovation-led ing that this is where they could achieve ing 691 micro banking offices. There Opinions Unlimited also believes
growth” for the ASEAN Economic Community sets the inclusive growth. This mirrors the initia- are 19,084 ATMs and 119 banks with in Gina Lopez’ advocacies for sus-
tone for an agenda of increasing trade and investments, in- tive of the Phl DTI with its mentorship electronic banking facilities. tainable environment. But she is not
tegrating MSMEs in the Global Value Chains (GVCs), and program wherein SMEs partner with BAMBOO FOR CARS: Do you the only Pinoy with that kind of heart
fostering an innovation-driven economy. large companies not only to exchange know that your car could be next to ben- and passion. At any rate, even out-
ASEAN RORO techno-expertise but also to possibly in- efit from bamboos as one of the world’s side the government – she can still
On 30 April, President Duterte and Indonesian Presi- clude them in the value chain. strongest natural materials? While in- lead civilian movements to improve
dent Joko Widodo launched the ASEAN Roll-on Roll-off BANKING: Total resources held by vestment in research found new ma- the life of Filipinos. We just hope her
(RORO) Davao-General Santos-Bitung route, the connec- Philippine Banks went up by 11.68% terials like super strong carbon fiber CA rejection taught her certain reali-
tivity set to benefit Filipino producers, especially Mindan- to P13.864T as of end-February 2017, and lightweight aluminum, they have ties. Good intentions are not always
ao and Palawan as they grow their businesses and link their compared to the P12.414T, same time yet to find bamboo as useful materials enough to convince others – more
markets in Bitung and the rest of Indonesia. in 2016. This was attributed to sus- for cars. And this will soon be coming! so if you come overly strong in your
Products that can be exported to Indonesia include ani- tained double-digit growth in assets, Bamboo is amazing, it’s strong, flexible, prepositions and advocacies! “Dapat
mal feeds, aqua products, charcoal, coffee beans, construc- loans and deposits. BSP data showed totally renewable, and plentiful in China banayad lang ang dating natin!”.
tion materials, copra, feed ingredients, fertilizers, food and that universal and commercial banks and Phl – and other parts of Asia. CREDO: Hearing gossip is like
have resources of P12.499T during the The benefits of bamboo have been eating delicacies that, once ingested
beverages, fresh fruits, ice cream products, meats, peanuts,
period, accounting for more than 90% recognized for more than a century. never seems to set right in your
poultry (halal), soya, sugar, and synthetics.
of industry total, higher by 12.19% than Thomas Edison even experimented stomach!
This sub-regional cooperation can spur more invest-
ments and thus can help improve the quality of life of
Congrats to 47 UNC Bar-passers, UN Rapporteur
Recognizing the changing geopolitical and economic
landscape, ASEAN Leaders deliberated on the role of the
Callamard’s visit and DENR Sec. Gina Lopez
region as a network of countries working together towards
the stability and prosperity of its people. ASEAN has grown Congratulations to the forty seven Duterte critics of extrajudicial killings
by around 5 percent a year for nearly two decades and has (47) bar passers of the University of and the government side. She needs
endured difficult economic and financial crises.
Collectively, amidst uncertainties, ASEAN must dem-
Nueva Caceres here in Naga City. The
UNC has a record of producing many FROM to be fair and objective as required by
her position as a Rapporteur in the
lawyers and even bar top-notchers. United Nations.
onstrate a concrete plan of action for preserving a robust
Congrats especially to Maria Theresa Callamard, in her speech before the
global economic system of which we have been a major
Fuentebella-Limjoco from Sto. Niño UP forum reportedly condemned the
beneficiary, according to President Duterte.
devotees. use of violence to combat illegal drugs.
“We must continue to work with our economic partners
if we are to succeed in integrating our region into the global
economy”, he added.
I was disappointed that the
WINDOW “The war on drugs does not work.”
appointment of DENR Sec. Gina Lopez Robespierre Bolivar, spokesman
A milestone year, 2017 also witnesses commemoration was not confirmed by the Commission of the Department of Foreign Affairs
of 40 years of relations between ASEAN and Dialogue on Appointments. Gina was passionate NENITA FUENTEBELLA-PEÑONES said in a text message the following:
Partners, Canada, the European Union and the United in doing her job in protecting the Callamard being in Manila which the
States. ASEAN is also celebrating its 25th anniversary with environment. She was pro-poor and presented by Gina Lopez on TV. It is also UPR is on-going in Geneva missed an
India. pro-people. She invoked social justice shown in the Biz News Asia. opportunity to engage the government
REGIONAL ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP in the performance of her duty – but President Duterted backed Sec. Gina on issues of human rights during the
“The economic and political juncture at which we find she crossed the rich mining company Lopez but he said there is nothing he can review slated on May 8, 2017. The
ourselves emphasizes a responsibility for maintaining open earners when she suspended five (5) do. The Commission on Appointments is date for said review under the UPR
and market-driven economies, in order to ensure that re- operating mines, ordered the closure of not in the Executive Branch. That is how process has been set Sometime ago
gional and global growth and development continues to twenty three (23) others, and cancelled democracy works. and Callamard is aware of it.
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seventy five (75) mining production ***** Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, asked
sharing agreements. The United Nation Special Rapporteur “What would Callamard recommend
Tony la Viña wrote in BizNews Asia on Extrajudicial Execution Agnes on how to address the drug problem
dated March 27, 2017 the following: Callamard reportedly sneaked into the with an estimate of four million (4
“These closures and suspension were country yesterday skipping protocol million) people hooked on illegal
02082606 done after an industry-wide environmental and at the same time said she would drugs?
audit that started immediately after the file a complaint to the United Nations. Carlos said the war on drugs had
inauguration of the Duterte administration After speaking before University of the been successful. Project Tokhang has
and the appointment of Sec. Lopez. The Philippines forum on human rights. resulted in 1,266,966 surrenderees
mines closed were in watershed area Why did she have to do that? She was (one million, two hundred sixty six
while those suspended were found to given an invitation by the government thousand, nine hundred sixty six)
have violated environmental laws and to come to our country. According to throughout the country. In a span of
regulations. Above all, no go areas like Executive Secretary Ernesto Abella, the eight months.
watershed must be completely off limits government has issued an invitation on The sneaking and non-observance
Published every Sunday and circulated in the six provinces to mining, which unfortunately is a rule September 26, 2016 for Callamard to of protocol in the way UN Rapporteur
and seven cities of the Bicol Region including Metro Manila.
that has been frequently disregarded.” visit the country to get the government Callamard came to the country is
And also mailed throughout the country and other continents.
Editorial and Business Address: K-960 Aries St., Villa Grande Sixteen members of the Commission perspective on the drug menace and unbecoming to her position. Callamard
Homes, Concepcion Grande, Naga City. Tel. No. (054) 884-93-76 on Appointment believe she is not the efforts of law enforcement and other says that her visit to the country is not
qualified to be DENR Secretary but agencies to address that challenge official. It is an excuse to circumvent
eight members believe otherwise. What within the bounds of Philippine law. protocol. Official or not, she is the UN
now? Will the violations continues? Will Since Agnes Callamard is already Rapporteur who comes to condemn
the destruction of our habitat continue? here, she should get facts and Duterte’s war on illegal drugs. Her bias
We have seen the graphic destruction informations from both sides: The anti- is showing.
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'Harong Paglaom' helps reintegrate
drug users to their communities
By GINA V. RODRIGUEZ nity of homes of hope ready families and substance users, which are usually held on
to welcome and accompany particularly those deemed as Sundays are expected to be
LEGAZPI CITY -- Ac- recovering substance users to- “mild” and “moderate” cases, completed within a six-month
companying drug depen- wards their hope for fullness to participate in Harong Pa- time frame.
dents on their journey to of life.” glaom. She said among the 20
recovery is a “long and “As the diocese’s program There were 20 substance from Barangay Rawis who
tedious process,” said a of pastoral care for substance users from St. Joseph, the have initially enlisted in the
church worker involved users its foremost service is as Husband of Mary Parish in project, 18 have actually
with the Diocese of Legaz- a faith-based driven, family Barangay Rawis and another joined the group sessions that
pi’s community-based reha- oriented, community-based 48 drug users from Barangay started in November and still
bilitation program for drug rehabilitation (CBR) pro- San Roque under St. Raphael have “ongoing group therapy
surrenderers who are on gram,” she said. the Archangel Parish who sessions.”
the watchlist under "Oplan Ariado jointly supervis- consented to be part of the “Among the participants
Tokhang" -- a nationwide es the project with Myrna project. from Barangay San Roque,
anti-illegal drugs law en- Llanes, a social worker who They were mostly from the 11 have actually participated
forcement project. also takes care of operational low-income informal sector (from the 48 who enlisted)
“We just cannot leave them matters. The two are also group, earning daily wages as in the therapy sessions and
after the 12-step therapy plan among the 25 who volun- a construction worker, junk have completed the six-month
or they might have a relapse,” teered as “recovery coaches” collector and other odd jobs treatment plan,” she said.
said Esperanza “Veron” Ari- for the project. with a number who are job- Ariado said dealing with
ado, focal person of “Harong These volunteers that in- less. Most of them were male the mental health issues of
Paglaom,” a community- cluded a parapsychologist, and heads of families with the participant is not an easy
based rehabilitation program nurse, teacher, nuns and a ages ranging from 17 to 70 process.
that was initiated by the dio- former substance user who years old. She said the individual
cese in October last year to has been “clean” for 20 years Ariado said the substance substance user opens his OUR LADY OF FATIMA CEPPIO
respond to the big volume of now, continue to undergo a se- users were promised confiden- “wounds” in the therapy ses- Let us honor Mary and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of
surrenderers in the wake of ries of trainings by specialists tiality in the stories they would sions while the group mem- her Apparitions in Fátima at the Parish of the Immaculate
engaged in the treatment of share in the therapy sessions bers participate in the healing Conception on 13th May.
She said Harong Paglaom, drug addiction cases. that follow the 12-step treat- process and hope for a “clo-
She said the recovery since being involved in Ha-
a project of the Social Action “The City Health Office, ment plan known as “Narcot- sure” in the wounds that have
coaches even conduct home rong Paglaom Ariado said
Center under the diocese, lit- City and Barangay Anti-Drug ics Anonymous Modified.” been shared.
visits to find out if the sub- she keeps on reminding her-
erally means “home of hope” Abuse Councils or CADAC “A supervising coach is Even after the substance
stance users have gained ac- self of the project’s mission
that refers to the community and BADAC did the big job of aided by two facilitators in users have completed the
ceptance. so she could continue helping
approach in providing thera- getting the list of screened and handling a group of around 12-step therapy sessions, she
Ariado noted that one the substance users with their
peutic treatment to substance assessed substance users who eight to ten substance users added the “after care” is just
“positive” outcome which she journey in the road to recov-
users. voluntarily surrendered to the who undergo recovery ses- as important in helping them
noticed from one of the par- ery.
Ariado said that during the police during the Tokhang op- sions once a week with each reintegrate to their families in
ticipants to the project is that As first articulated by
launch of the project in No- erations,” said Ariado. session stretching for as long the communities where there
his wife has started talking to Bishop Baylon during the
vember, Bishop Joel Baylon She said the barangay cap- as four to five hours,” she said. is a strong stigma attached to
him. project launch, this mission
had envisioned a “commu- tains had coordinated with the Ariado said the sessions, being a drug user.
“The husband started sell- is to help the substance users
ing barbecue in the commu- return to the “home where one

Naga chosen for model city award

nity and was giving his wife feels the love of family and
his daily earnings,” she said. friends, and the healing em-
More than six months brace of God’s love.”

NAGA CITY --- This funded schools), Clean and

multi-awarded city has Green (reforestation projects
added another feather on and public spaces, such as
its cap after it was only re- parks, and sports facilities),
cently selected as one of the Road and Home (public in-
Top Philippine Model Cit- frastructure and housing
ies. projects), Livelihood and
The selection was made Employment (cooperatives,
by The Manila Times’ “Phil- women empowerment, and
ippine Model Cities,” a fo- job fairs), Youth and Elders
rum-cum-awards event for (youth development and pro-
the most livable urban cen- grams for senior citizens),
ters across the Philippines. Tax and Services (improved
Out of the 33 select cit- tax collection and public
ies, the jurors have drawn out TOP PH MODEL CITY CEPPIO services), and Emergency/
a shortlist of 15, which in- Naga City chosen as one of the country's top model cities! Disaster Preparedness (im-
cludes Naga City that would Awarding will be on May 11, 2017 at New World Manila Bay proved emergency response
then vie for the 10 top spots, Hotel. and rescue).
namely, the champion, two Various awards have al-
runners-up and multiple oth- As an awardee, a 2-3 min- organizations in the country ready been conferred on
er awards per category. utes Audio Visual Presenta- today. Naga City since the time of
Awarding rites will be tion (AVP) on Naga City will The Award Categories then Mayor Jesse Robredo
held at New World Manila be played during the event. include Peace and Security whose legacy has been con-
Bay Hotel on May 11, 2017, With the theme “Beyond (crime rate), Rest and Rec- tinued and further bolstered
Thursday next week, where the Most Livable Urban Cen- reation (facilities for foreign by Mayor John Bongat under
experts on sustainable de- ters,” a special report will be retirees and tourist destina- whose term Naga was chosen, TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CEPPIO
velopment and other famous published after the event. tions), Research and Devel- among others, as the country’s The regular Peace & Order Council Meeting at PSO Blue
personalities will address and The Manila Times has opment (tertiary schools in Most Competitive Compo- Room presented details and reports with regards to the city's
recognize the chosen cities as been the Philippines’ oldest math, science, and technol- nent City for two consecutive traffic management, and peace & order situation; including
the Philippines’ most livable English newspaper and one ogy), Health and Education years.- Jason B. Neola the city's measures on resolving heavy traffic to the busy
urban centers. of the most respected news (public scholarships and city- streets of Naga.


The City Agriculture Office headed by Maria Edna Bongalonta spearheaded the Naga City one can find various organic fruits, plants and vegetables sold at cheap prices. Plus,
Farmers Week Celebration, Wednesday morning (May 3) at Naga City Hall grounds where you'll be able to thank our farmers personally.

KANTONG PUTIKON! Paghahanda sa Turismo

An bahaw, bow! Nadumanan ko ngonyan na pampang.
Local headliners/ Bicol Mail yesterday: 1) plastic bags
ibabawal na sa Naga 2) 100 hectarias nin daga para sa mga
squatters kan Naga, tuga ni Konsehal Lavadia 3) paggadan
bakasyon an nagkakaperang mga
resort sa rehiyon.
Boot kong mahiling na personal an
Dis*Karte May trabaho asin kwarta sa
Alagad an lokal na gobyerno
ki Bokal Ravanilla kan Sorsogon masusolosyonan na 4)
Naga napiling modelong ciudad 5) inako ni Gov Migz na
tolong taon nya nang ‘bata’ an bagong Bb. Pilipinas Universe
epekto kan turismo sa mga lugar kun
yaon sain ini, an paghahanda kan mga *Kusyon dapat andam gabos sa epekto kaini
sa saindang lugar.

besinos digdi, halimbawa, manongod Halimbawa, an mga sararadit
na taga Iquin, Canaman / Bicol Standard kan Jueves: 1) mas
sa kalinigan asin kapalibutan. na tourist inn sa Caramoan mayo
grabe pang violencia an idodolot kan iwal kan STL vs Jai
Alai 2) Gov. Cua kan Catanduanes, duwa pang iba akusado Sa Paniman, sa Caramoan, may nganing directional signs o may
sa salang panggagadan 3) dae nagbayad revolutionary tax maoobserbaran na an lokal na aram na nagmamanehar man lang.
guinadan/ Bikol Reporter kan Miyerkoles: 1) RD Buenafe barangay council may lakdang para sa Kun may mga entrepreneurs man,
nagsadol na imbistigaran an 121ng kaso nin panbabadil sa kalinigan. Pigeenganyar ninda an mga FRANK PEÑONES JR. ini si mga nagtitinda nin buko o kaya
Bicol 2) Magayon Festival sa Albay bukas na 3) General bisita na magdara nin sadiri nindang nin halo-halo.
Manager o GM an kaipuhan kan Naga LGU bakong mayor laganan nin basura. Alagad, makamundo na katubuan Mayo nin mga tourism officers
sa masunod. Duman sa Lahus island, may kan mga turista kulang pa nin o personnel sa mga resort na
An conflcto na Atong Ang vs Secs Hermogenes Esperon
tarpaulin an El Verde Movement kun pagkaagimadmad sa kapalibutan. pwedeng paghapotan nin mga
/ Vitaliano Aguirre, virtual jai alai vs small town lottery (STL), sain nakalista ang mga ipinapangalan, Minaarabot sindang may mga dara- pangenot na datos, halimbawa, sa
mati na sa mga provincia. Mas mainit pati lugod sa ibaba ta arog halimbawa kan pagsusulo nin darang pagkakan na an mga patos o kun pera an ingreso o hiras kan
may nagbuwis na nin buhay kan Sabado si Jojo Gredo kan basura. laganan binabayaan sana duman, ta LGU hali sa turismo.
Iriga tauhan kan STL an biktima. Pigtutubudan binadil gadan An mga boat owners nagsusunod trabaho kan tour operators na tipunon Kadakul pang dapat gibohon
kan suspetsadong taga jai alai. Garo an mainfluenciang man sa mga regulasyon manongod sa asin darahon ini paluwas sa isla. Kun an mga LGUs, magin an mga
New York Times sa Amerika, An Bicol Standard kan Naga, kaligtasan, halimbwa, an pagtao nin life mayong istriktong maiimplementar negosyante sa turismo.
pinakadakulang on-line local newspaper sa Bikolandia, vest sa saindang mga pasahero. Dai ko an lokal na gobyerno, magin an Orog naman sa parte kan mga
nagpaluwas tolos bareta asin editoryal soodma dapit sa
bagay na iyan. Legalidad an isyu. Pareho pati nagaako na lang nadangog kun nagtatao sinda nin probinsya katakod kan turismo asin namamanwaan.
anas cinda legal asin lehitimo. An PNP ribong man ngani ta halipot na mga patara-tara manongod kapalibutan, delikadong an Calaguas Magigin matriumfo an sarong
pareho nagooperar pareho pa may pinapaheling na papeles. sa kaligtasan o kaya sa pagaataman magin arog man nin Boracay na igwa tourism program kun may inaapod
Mas dakul pang dugo an mabulos pagnagsalpakan na an kan palibutan. nang problema manongod kaini. na sense of ownership an mga
duwa. Darakulang sira an may pugol kan operasyøn sa itaas Duman sa Calaguas, an mga Sa Balatan, risa na mayong namamanwaan digdi, bakong ini-
asin ibaba, may bokal, may ex-mayor sa CamSur. Sabi boat owners igwang mga giya na programa manongod sa basura. etsapwera sinda o nagigin off-limits
ni Gil Basmayor kan Standard, gabos kaya makiperak, si iyong nagtataong instructions asin Duman sa sarong resort sa Coguit, huli kan multi-milyon na reality show,
nagpapataya, nagtataya, politiko asin gobierno mismo.
orientation sa saindang mga kliyente. si basura yaon sana sa harani sa arog kan Survivor sa Caramoan.
An Ateneo de Naga Univ H/S ’66 nagdonar naman nin one
(1) big box of Bikol books, mags asin peryodikals soodmang
aga (4/24/17 Wed) sa O’Bikoliana, Ateneo de Naga univ
library. This is the 2nd batch of ’66 books donation this year.
CAT – a Part of Philippine Education
Duly received ni Ms Edna San Buenaventura, librarian. By LALAINE M. TOLENTINO. ED.D.
Per logbook, batchmate Cesar and wife Nemia S. Prado of Teacher III, PA Res CAT Commandant
Canada and Camaligan visited O’Bikoliana last Holy Week. Nabua National High School
They were amazed. O’Bikoliana is the most visited section
of the historic university library. It’s cozy, cool and conducive
Nabua, Camarines Sur
to learning the Bikol language, culture and history. But more
materials including artworks are still needed by students, Yes, Virginia, that getting a high school diploma is not easy the end, discipline is achieved.
scholars, researchers and th general public, according to Ms is not just a seeming. It is a fact. And to think a high school Education is generally premised to develop students to
San Buenaventura. Calling on not just Ateneo ‘66rs but all education is just a dip in the bucket if we start talking of getting become useful citizens of the country. It is particularly envi-
Ateneans and Bikolanos who love Kabikolan to donate more. ourselves educated. Needless to say, high school education sioned to turn out young students to be mentally alert, physi-
****** should be pursued in totality. cally strong and spiritually attuned. To achieve this end, a well
An bahaw, bow! An bahaw na maluto puede pa sa The primary reason for pursuing education is to equip the rounded education is necessary. That is why, the academics is
masunod na pagkakan saka pagkakan nin ibang tao saka learner with the tool to improve his life by getting a good job complemented by a military training.
mga ataman na hayop arog kan ido, manok, pato asin iba pa. and becoming financially independent. And that is the good life. The Citizens Army Training is a tool for instilling discipline
Kwidaw lang sa diabetes! Thinking about it, years back, a high school education was among students. It is the discipline that is not just manifested
****** enough tool for employment. Not these days. Getting is high on the ground but which works just as well inside the classroom
Congrats to the Bb. Alinsangan 2017 , Ms Lucia Marie school diploma is tough. It is not just the academics that mat- during their academics. A student will absorb his Mathematics,
Alcantara from Nabua. Bb Alinsangan Rinconada, Ms ter although they matter most. So, you excel in English, Math- English, Science. Literature and all other academic subject if
Danìca Dilla from Iriga city/ Bb. Alinsangan Cam Sur Felihian
ematics, Science, History et al but it is not all there is to it. he has discipline which discipline, doubtless, must have been
Jane Portugal from Nabua. Nabua town fiesta 2017 beauty
The CAT is a requirement for passing the high school developed unknowingly in his military training.
pageant winners sinda.
****** course. Many high school students frown on this program but The CAT commandant is at the top of the situation. Given
Hadit si Jennis Nidea ta sarado na kuno an orig na if they would only realize what CAT contributes to their total the authority to steer the high school seniors to a life of disci-
kantong putikon. Nakataplak baga: mabalik pa. Madali lang development they will meet the program will be met with open pline, this “command” will come in very handy their pursuit of a
daa ta mabakal lang an management mga bagong tukawan. arms. Considering here are difficulties encountered by the stu- career that will make them productive citizens of the country.
Nagkawarara kaya. Mientras tanto, an mga tambay wararak dents such as long .drill and military formation under the heat CAT- a part of Philippine Education, the CAT Commandant,
sa Bluemoo, Bibingkinitan, Dunkin, Rafa, Rai Rai, saka of the sun, etc. but they are vital to the learning experience. In an educator
D’Park. An iba nagdakit sa centro, sa Quality o Crown.

RAFC - 5 monitors DA projects in Masbate

Maluya na an New China ta mayo senior discount an pulis
kape. Mayo na tambay na taga Camaligan saka K of C.
Mahal pa an smile ni Amang.
On its second mobile meet- breeding center showed the The group also visited fund to provide free insurance
PH SUCCESSFULLY HOSTS . . . ing for 2017, the Regional Ag- newly constructed administra- the state college’s feedmill. to at least 50% of the farm-
riculture and Fishery Council tion building and training hall President Malto said the state ers. Secretary Piñol informed
move forward”, said Trade liberate process towards eco- (RAFC) of Bicol went to the of the 187 hectares Carabao college maintains the facil- them that a bill on mandatory
Secretary and chair of the nomic integration, according province of Masbate and also Breeding Center. ity to save on poultry and hog insurance coverage for farm-
ASEAN Economic Ministers to Sec. Lopez. took the opportunity to inspect The RAFC mobile meeting feeds as commercial feeds are ers was already submitted to
Meeting Ramon Lopez. “It has now become imper- various agricultural projects in was held at the 3,660 hectares very expensive. The facility the Congress. Another concern
With rising protectionist ative for ASEAN to show its the rodeo capital of the Philip- ISO certified Don Emilio B. is mainly composed of ham- reported to Sec. Piñol was the
and anti-globalization views, political willingness to move pines on April 17-19, 2017. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State mer mill and mixer which can request of the Barangay AFCs
the substantial progress and Amidst the hustle and bustle College of Agriculture and produce 20 bags of feeds in an to be involved in the identifi-
RCEP forward, which will
of the Rodeo Masbateño festi- Technology or DEBESMS- hour and 150 bags in a day of cation of farmer beneficiaries.
eventual conclusion of the expand the current ASEAN val which is the biggest annual CAT located in Mandaon. The operation. The feeds consist Sec. Piñol said that the DA
negotiations is necessary in market of about 600 million event in the province, Masbate RAFC Bicol, as a private led of combined corn, soya bean intends to institutionalize the
order to maintain momentum to an even greater market of governor Antonio Kho and his monitoring body checked on cake, copra cake and oyster AFCs as DA’s partners in all
of the region’s growth. 3.5 billion with ASEAN and wife Congresswoman Eliza the status of the P 8.4 million shells. Their products include its undertakings, particularly
Specifically, PH shares the its six Dialogue Partners,” the Kho of 2nd district, still took worth interventions poured by starter mash, grower mash, in validation at the field be-
desire of all Parties to bring trade chief said. time to meet with the RAFC the DA Bicol to the state col- gestating mash and lactating cause based on a study by Dr.
the Regional Comprehen- Sec. Lopez also under- Bicol family during the latter’s lege in 2015 as part of the DA- mash for hogs while grower Clarita Carlos of UP, it was
sive Economic Partnership scored that “it is important for courtesy call at the capitol. SUC collaborative projects. and layer mash for the poultry. found out that the AFC is the
The RAFC also monitored These include farm machiner- During the meeting, the only body which exists at the
(RCEP) negotiations to a sub- RCEP to be inclusive and for- the DA on-going projects and ies and equipment, conduct of council expressed its unequiv- ground level.
stantial conclusion this year. ward-looking – by integrating activities at the Masbate Cen- training and establishment of ocal support to the state col- During the mobile meeting,
However, President Duterte MSMEs in the GVCs, as well ter for Livestock Develop- demo farms. lege and resolved to endorse the RAFC 5 likewise approved
said that despite the urgency, as secure improved market ment, a 22.8 hectare livestock Dr. Erwin H. Malto, Jr. the DEBESMSCAT’s bid to be several resolutions which are
ASEAN “should not sacri- access for goods and services facility of the DA in Asid, president of DEBESMSCAT a state university. very vital to the welfare of
fice quality and the long-term for businesses in the region.” Masbate City. Research Out- reported the updates on the Meanwhile, RAFC 5 chair- the Bicolano farmers. These
economic gains that will be The PH economic inter- reach Station (ROS) Super- DA-SUC collaborative project person Alfredo R. Rillo pre- include the resolution extend-
realized under an expanded ventions in the Summit are intendent Lorenzo L. Alvina during the meeting. Currently, sented the highlights of the ing RAFC’s appreciation of
and integrated market that ac- toured the group around the 5 hectares are devoted to corn RAFC chairpersons meeting President Rodrigo Duterte’s
anchored in Dutertenomics,
production areas of the station production and 4 hectares to with Agriculture Secretary imposition of No Rice Impor-
counts for about half of the which sums up Pres. Duterte’s which focus on production of rice production. They also Emmanuel F. Pinol held on tation policy during harvest
world’s population, a third of socio-economic agenda that superior breeds of small rumi- maintain 1,000 heads layers, March 14, 2017 at the of- season promulgated this April
global income, and a quarter aims to widen the gains of nants. Meanwhile, at the Re- 16 sow and 30 fatteners. Half fice of the Philippine Council 2017 as this policy has enabled
of global exports.” economic development, to ad- gional Carabao Breeding Cen- of the produce are given to the for Agriculture and Fisheries the Bicolano farmers to sell
RCEP is a reflection of dress inequality, and to uplift ter located in Mandaon, Nelly students who tend to the crops (PCAF) in Quezon City. One their produce for a higher price
ASEAN's thoughtful and de- the quality of life of Filipinos. Pasion, incharge of the carabao and livestock. item is the increase in the PCIC (Turn to page 6)

PHL Veterans Bank reaches out

to descendants of WWII heroes
DAVAO CITY -- The the country." impressions that PVB only personally inaugurate the
Philippine Veterans Bank "During the war they are caters to veterans and retired newly refurbished Davao
(PVB), owned by Filipino ordinary people like carpen- police and army personnel. branch on Friday. The PVB
veterans of World War II, ters, workers and farmers who The name of the bank bank will feature a museum
urged the descendants of were asked to help fight the could not be changed because showcasing memorabilia
war heroes to play an ac- Japanese," he said. that's what was stated in Re- pieces of the WWII veterans.
tive role in charting the di- ”We are trying to reach out public Act No. 3518, the law It will also have a tribute wall
rection of the bank. to families and descendants that created the PVB. for veterans.
Miguel Angelo Villa-Re- of veterans because we want PVB has 60 branches na- PVB targets to draw the in-
al, PVB vice president and them to play a more active tionwide with growing assets terest of the local community
division head of the Corpo- role in the ownership and di- at PHP50 billion and a capital in understanding history. The
rate Consumer Relations Di- rection of the bank,” he added. of PHP5 billion. It is headed bank is a good repository of
vision, said they "still have Meanwhile, Villa-Real by former finance secretary documents for research with
to account 30 percent of the said they are working on a Roberto de Ocampo. first-hand accounts from 1940
385,000 Filipino veterans in marketing strategy to correct De Ocampo will to 1945. -Digna D. Banzon PVB Vice Pres. VILLA-REAL

Farmer Director assumes DA Only 2 of 10 Bicolanos are bank

post for the whole month of May depositors — BSP survey
MARINES SUR–As one of LEGAZPI CITY – Only households in the NCR have BSP Legazpi deputy director
the highlights of the Farmers’ about two of 10 heads of Bi- deposit accounts compared to Marlyn J. Paje, presented the
and Fishermen’s month cel- colano households have bank those outside NCR including CFS results. The monetary
ebration this May, a Farmer accounts because most do the Bicol region,” BSP Depart- officials said the results of the
Director has been designated not have enough money to ment of Economic Statistics survey would serve as basis for
by agriculture Secretary Em- deposit, according to a sur- deputy director Teresita B. De- policy implications and recom-
manuel F. Piñol in every DA vey conducted by the Bangko veza said. mendations.
regional field Office. The in- Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Almost all of the respon- “The state of household fi-
cumbent chairperson of the Based on the 2014 Con- dents in the region cited not nances has a very significant
Regional Agriculture and sumer Finance Survey (CFS), having enough money as the role in the country’s economy
Fishery Council or RAFC only 13.3 percent of house- reason for not having a bank inasmuch as 70 percent of our
(RAFC) is automatically des- holds in the Bicol region have account. gross domestic product (GDP)
ignated to assume the roles savings accounts. Other respondents said the is accounted for by house fi-
and tasks of the DA Regional “This means that only a bank or institution location is nal consumption expenditure
Executive Director (RED) in small percentage of Bicolanos too far while others revealed (HFCE),” Paje said.
the implementation and dis- cils or AFCs, a consultative and negotiated with Him that and Filipinos in general has de- they can’t manage an account. The CFS is the only survey
semination of key programs body composed of agri-fishery he be granted three wishes: that posit or savings accounts. Only A small percentage said they in the Philippines that provides
of the agency. sector representatives. while serving as the DA direc- 14 percent or two in ten house- don’t need a bank/cash ac- and generates comprehensive
In the Bicol Region, Alfredo Rillo, former regional direc- tor, the employees and those holds nationwide have bank count. information on the financial
R. Rillo , RAFC chairperson of- tor of the Philippine Coconut under his watch be healthy, co- accounts. A bigger number of Deveza, together with (Turn to page 6)
ficially accepted and assumed Authority and now an upland operative and happy.
his new designation on May 2 farmer , said that he feels over- Based on the implementing
after the flag raising ceremo- whelmed by the task ahead guidelines issued by Secretary
nies where he was introduced considering that unlike his for- Piñol, the authority of the
by RED Elena B. de los Santos mer office , the DA is such a big farmer director shall be limited
to the DA officials and person- agency which is highly decen- to non-policy determining
nel. Director de los Santos ex- tralized. He thanked the DA for activities which should not in
plained that the designation of recognizing and supporting the any way affect the government
a farmer director is a token of AFCs and for the opportunity accounting rules and
recognition and aims to further to be at its helm even for just 27 procedures as well as the civil
strengthen the Department of working days. He said before rules and regulations governing
Agriculture’s partnership with accepting the post he sought regular government employees.
the Agricultural Fishery Coun- God’s guidance and blessing -Emilia B. Bordado


Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez (center R) urged members
of the creative clusters, hubs and local government units to strengthen collaboration for a
vibrant, inclusive and sustainable economy fueled by strong creative ecosystems. ''These
ecosystems will gather communities, businesses, educational institutions, research units,
training centers, governments, and the private sector, while also enabling them to be active
contributors to these ecosystems,'' said Sec. Lopez during the recent (26 April) launching
of the ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Arts
Center. The trade chief emphasized that it is the design, creative and innovation dimension
of any location, product or services that adds the greatest to its value or income. Lopez
envisions that creative spaces will influence the market value of a location or a business
model leading to its differentiating edge over others. As part of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, DOT ACCREDITED TRAVEL AGENCIES
the DTI and the Design Center of the Philippines (DCP) forward the Creative Economy and The Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of the City of Naga would like to remind locals and
Creative City Agenda that aims to put a city in the Philippines to the UNESCO Creative Cities visitors to exercise caution in transacting with travel and tour agencies. Please refer to the
network. Joining Sec. Lopez were Trade and Investments Promotion Undersecretary Nora following listing of duly-registered and DOT-accredited travel agencies and tour operators
Terrado (center L), DCP Executive Director Ma. Rita Matute (rightmost) and Team Manila based in Naga City.
Creative Director Architect Jowee Alviar (leftmost).


tas Na Paaralan” (One DepEd, time (OT) provided that such
One Community, One Effort work is approved by their re-
for Prepared and Safe Schools). spective heads of offices.
Abcede said DepEd Bicol Aside from the usual activi-
has lined up a Regional Kick- ties for the Brigada Eskwela,
off Program and Caravan set DepEd-Bicol will also be ini-
on May 15 in Catanduanes, tiating an outreach program
adding that from May 15 to 20, this year for underprivileged
DepEd will be conducting their pupils from far-flung areas.
Brigada Eskwela School Main- Dubbed “Sa Brigada, Gamit
tainance Week. Eskwela ay Dala”, DepEd will
All SDOs in the region be conducting a drive to pro-
were also directed to mobilize vide school materials to ten
their Adopt-A-School Program thousand learners in the most
(ASP) and Brigada Eskwela remote schools of the Bicol
coordinators, Public Schools region.
District Supervisors, and all According to DepEd, school
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - Camarines Sur conducted a Respondents' Forum on the 2016 Annual Survey
school heads to spear-head the supplies are basic tools for
of Philippine Business and Industry held April 28, 2017 at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City. With around 80 of the select
implementation of the Brigada learning. However, in many ar-
respondents from the province, the survey aims to collect and generate information on the levels, structure, performance and
trends of business and industries that will be used for planning and policy formulation by the government and private sectors.
Eskwela. eas in Bicol especially the dis-
The school heads, together tant schools, these supplies are
with the ASP/Brigada Eskwela severely lacking. Parents who
BONGAT ORDERS CLOSURE OF BALATAS DUMPSITE . . . junk shops or be stored at the
coordinators have been tasked are confronted by depressing
Material Recovery Facilities
closure and transfer of the city’s down the Naga River. Health Office, on the other (MRF) of every barangay. In to lead the planning and ini- poverty struggle to meet their
garbage dumping system to a SWMO head Engr. Martin hand, will take care of mini- this way, they could help lessen tiation of the Brigada Eskwela, basic needs and end up failing
new site. explained that to lessen smell mizing the stench and breadth the load of garbage and may with the goal of making the to provide these materials to
It clarified that only 70% of emission, his men will work at of foul odor from the dump- generate income thru the MRF. schools disaster-prepared, safer their children.
the dumpsite would be immedi- night instead of daytime when site while it is being prepared The mayor said he may des- for children, and clean for con- For 25 days, from April 17
ately closed while the remain- most people are awake. for eventual closure within a ignate barangay environmental- ducive learning. to May 12, the Programs and
ing 30%s will still be used in He said the barangays of Del 6-month period, where the first ists and volunteer workers who DepEd also encouraged all Projects Units of the Educa-
the meantime that full closure Rosario, Concepcion Grande, two or three weeks would be will help maintain the MRF and their officials and employees tional Support and Services Di-
and construction of new mod- and Concepcion Pequeña will most critical to the residents’ educate the people on proper to join the Brigada Eskwela vision (ESSD) of DepEd-Bicol
ern sanitary landfill are being be most affected by the ob- sense of smell. waste disposal and segregation. activities by rendering their aims to give these less fortu-
started. noxious smell because of the The City Events Protocol, Approximately three years time, skills, and resources to nate children school materials,
Vice Mayor Nelson Lega- ‘Amihan’ winds obtaining this and Public Information Office after the completion of new their chosen public schools. To like pad papers, notebooks and
cion has forewarned that due summer. On the other hand, (CEPPIO) headed by Allen L. sanitary landfill, the city plans those who would do so, DepEd pens amounting to no less than
to the closure phase that would barangay San Felipe and its Reondanga will take care of to put up a waste-to-energy will be giving them two days of 100 pesos, from all educational
entail movement of dumped neighboring zones will be most public advisories regarding the facility that is expected gener- volunteer work on their official partners and stakeholders.
garbage, emission of foul odor affected if the winds shift to dumpsite closure process and ate additional energy from the
from the dumpsite would be in- ‘Habagat’. activities until construction of wastes and garbage collected. questing for a small ruminant the guidelines and updates on
evitable. As a counter measure, new dumpsite has begun and strategic planning workshop, the national search for cleanest
Engr. Palmiano explained SWMO will be applying mass been completed.
that the old dumpsite would deodorizers to lessen, if not Engr. Palmiano said that the
RAFC 5 . . . FLS-GEM training course in
the region, and strengthening
coastal communities dubbed
as Malinis at Masaganang
first be flattened by graders and neutralize, the emission of odorless new sanitary landfill in thereby increasing their in- of Rural Based Organizations Karagatan (MMK). Over P60
the slopes patched up to avoid foul odor emanating from the Bgy. San Isidro concerning the come. Another five resolutions (RBO) of Bicol small ruminant million prizes is at stake every
erosion of the landfill. After the dumpsite. The SWMO, it was status of the new sanitary land- concerning the small ruminant raisers. year: P20 million for the MMK
patching of the dump, it would learned, applies approximately fill is expected to be completed sector were also approved by Rosalina Tan, RAFC 5 Presidential Awardee; P8 mil-
be covered with layers of silt, 2,000 liters of anti-odor spray in one year with initial facilities the council, namely: 1. Resolu- chairperson of the regional lion for the 1st runner up and
clay, and topsoil for vegeta- per day at the dumpsite.. to have been readied by mid- tion for the establishment of a sectoral committee on pili P5 million for the 2nd runner
tion purposes. A drainage sys- Mayor Bongat said the con- June, this year. goat artificial insemination fa- presented the updates on their up while P2 million awaits the
tem will be constructed for tractor will handle the construc- The city mayor has asked cility in Bicol; 2. Resolution to committee meetings. Melliza regional winners. - Lovella P.
the runoff filtration, and then tion of runoff canal, wastewater stakeholders to do their part increase marketing opportuni- Trinidad of BFAR 5 presented Guarin – RAFIS 5
the filtered water will undergo treatment and landfill closure. by religiously segregating their ties and product development
treatment before its final release SWMO, the CEO, and City household wastes from those for chevon and other products
Republic of the Philippines
that may be recycled or sold to from goat; 3. Resolution re-
Province: Camarines Sur
City of Naga
condition of Filipino house- very small percentage owned
AFFORDABLE AREAS FOR VACATION holds, particularly their in- securities and investment NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
HOMES ARE NOW ON SALE. LOCATED come and wealth comprising products. CFN - MIGRANT
ALONG PAVED NATIONAL ROAD TO of financial and non-financial “These findings seem to In compliance with the publication requirement and pursu-
CAROLINA, NAGA CITY TOWARD MT. assets as well as their saving, indicate that households paid ant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guide-
ISAROG. ONLY FIVE KMS. FROM CITY borrowing and investment be- more attention to acquiring lines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No.
PROPER. havior and preferences. non-financial assets rather than 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby
The survey revealed that the financial assets. This could be served to the public that FRANCIA C. CASARENO has filed
portfolio of households in the due to low interest rate envi- with this Office, a Petition for Change of First Name from
LOTS MEASURE 700 SQ.M. EACH. YOU country is comprised mostly of ronment in 2014, which re- “MARIA FRANCIA” to “FRANCIA” in the certificate of live
CAN HAVE AMPLE AREA FOR ORCHARD, non-financial assets commonly corded an all-time low savings birth of MARIA FRANCIA CORTES at Nabua, Camarines
FLOWER/VEGETABLE GARDEN OR consisted of home appliances, deposit average of 0.63% and Sur and whose parents are CRESENCIO CORTES and
BACKYARD POULTRY. their own residence and motor average bank lending rate of BERNARDA LUZON.
vehicles. 5.53 percent,” Paje said. Any person adversely affected by said petition may
CALL TONY ACYATAN (CP 0917 852 7391) In terms of financial assets, She noted these findings as file his written opposition with this office not later than May
FOR DETAILS & DISCOUNTS. only 14 percent of households valuable inputs to monetary 21, 2017.
have deposit accounts and a policy decisions as this could
affect monetary and financial (Sgd.) ALEXANDER M. CAYETANO
stability in terms of higher in- City Civil Registrar
flation or increased credit risk. Naga City, Camarines Sur
On the other hand, Deveza BIKOL REPORTER
stressed the need to strengthen Published: May 7 and 14, 2017
financial inclusion efforts and
advocacies by both govern-
“We need to implement OF RICARDO V. CRISOLOGO
structural changes to strength-
Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the
en financial inclusion. Govern-
ment owned bank for instance only legitimate heirs of the late Sps, RICARDO V.
can offer no-maintenance ac- CRISOLOGO and OFELIA ATANACIO CRISOLOGO,
counts or they can open a bank both died intestate on December 15, 2016 and May
account for 4Ps beneficiaries 5, 2014 respectively, without any Will or Testament
instead of cash accounts only. and no known debts; left 2 parcels of land situated
That would mean more Fili- at Concepcion Grande, Naga City covered by Parcel
pinos who can maximize their
1-TCT No. 32765 situated at Concepcion Grande,
financial assets,” she said.
Savings account, Deveza Naga City and Parcel 2-TCT No. 15583 situated at
noted, can be used not only for Tinago, Naga City, that pursuant to the provisions of
savings but for earning oppor- Sec. 1, Rule 74, of the Revised Rules of Court of the
tunities as well. Philippines, the Parties/Heirs hereby agree to divide
“Savings can be opportu- and adjudicate among themselves the real properties
nities to earn more. We have described as stated in the Extrajudicial Settlement of
online business now that re-
Estate; as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty.
quires deposit accounts for
payment and other financial Donnah R. Federico-Madrona, Doc. No. 201, Page
transactions. Building wealth No. 5, Book No. 3, Series of 2017.
can likewise be done through BIKOL REPORTER
savings and investments,” she Published: May 7, 14 and 21, 2017
Albay Energy Press Corps DOLE BICOL HOLDS TNK JOB . . .
and help them secure sustain- hayan (TNK)” in the region on
for the region since about 100
employers offering local ad
overseas employment joined

officers inducted
able sources of income. Labor Day. the event.
Sixty-seven (67) foreign “We want to show our fel- “It seems that employers
and local firms took part in the low Bicolanos that we are true realized that joining the Labor
event, in search for potential to our word and dedicated to our Day Jobs Fair is more cost ef-
By JULIUS B. EMBILE City, and was attended by Al- expressed the corporation’s ut- employees. job by delivering public service ficient and provided wider
bay Governor Al Francis Bi- most gladness in the formation DOLE Camarines Sur pro- the DOLE Bicol way,” DOLE choices of qualified applicants,”
LEGAZPI CITY – So- chara himself as the inducting of the AEPC as this is to con- vincial head Ana Christine So- Bicol regional director Atty. DOLE Asst. Secretary Amuer-
lidifying a constructive and officer. vey the truth about NGCP and riano kicked off the opening Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla fina R. Reyes stated.
harmonious working rela- In the ceremony, the elected clarify any misinformation. ceremony by acknowledging said over media interview at Employers’ group partner
tionship between the power officers of AEPC were sworn “It is (NGCP’s) duty to the the presence of various public Naga City. JCI and PMAP in Pacific Mall,
sector and the local media into their designated offices by people to provide quality pow- officials, government agencies, DOLE Bicol recorded some Legazpi & Naga Colleges Foun-
body of Albay province, the the governor which was wit- er transmission service in the and organizations in attendance. 693 Hired-on-the-Spot (HOTS) dation in SM Naga facilitated
National Grid Corporation nessed by fellow media prac- Philippines. It’s just that the Among them were Naga City and a total of 8,849 job vacan- the participation of employers
of the Philippines (NGCP) titioners and partners from the public should be made aware Mayor John G. Bongat, Naga cies from the two TNK Jobs & and job applicants as well.
has inducted the officers of power sector. College Foundation (NCF) Business Fairs at Pacific Mall The job applicants were also
that we partner with local en-
the recently formed Albay president Mario P. Villanueva, Legazpi on May 1 and SM Naga oriented with the DOLE Inte-
Nelson Bautista, NGCP’s ergy distributors, like APEC
and ABS-CBN Naga area head City on May 2-3. grated Livelihood and Emer-
Energy Press Corps (AEPC). regional head for Bicol, was (Albay Power and Energy Cor- Amelia G. Villafuerte, who each Aside from the HOTS, a gency Employment Program
The induction ceremony present in the said event and poration), to bring light to ev- gave their message of support. business counseling and skills (DILEEP)during the event.
of the AEPC officers was held spoke in behalf of NGCP’s ery household,” said Bautista. In his speech, Bongat em- training were also provided to “We wanted to cater to ev-
yesterday at Pepperland Ho- prime chair Henry Sy Jr. “It should be made clear phasized the problems of the 55 and 79 applicants respec- eryone. We wanted to give an
tel’s function hall in Legazpi In his message, Bautista to the people the nature of our workforce and how the nation is tively. option like livelihood and busi-
role and the efforts we do for dealing with underemployment. DOLE Bicol is projecting to ness for those who did not qual-
Republic of the Philippines them,” he explained. “Sometimes, people are put at least 20% of qualified job ify for a job here,” DOLE Bicol
LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Reinforcing Bautista’s overqualified for the positions applicants into formal employ- regional director Atty. Ma. Kar-
Province: Camarines Sur point is Nilda Sumera, spokes- they hold, the reason why there ment during these jobs fairs. ina Perida-Trayvilla said.
City/Municipality: Libmanan person of NGCP’s Bicol re- have been many adjustments This target is perceived to be the The TNK Jobs and Liveli-
gional branch. In her talk, in the curriculum of different highest of all HOTS declared in hood Fair in Legazpi and Naga
courses in college, especially the past years. As of press time, City is in partnership with Pa-
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Sumera made an example of
with the senior high program.” the job applicants registered has cific Mall Legazpi, JCI Legazpi,
CCE-0045-2017 R.A.10172 the actions taken by NGCP in Keynote speaker and as- totaled to 6,803 with about half PMAP Bicol, City Government
In compliance with the publication requirement and the wake of the devastating sistant secretary for DOLE’s recorded as qualified applicants. of Legazpi, SM City Naga,
pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Typhoon Nina last December Workers Welfare Protection, DOLE Assistant Secretary Metro Naga Peso, Provincial
Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative 2016, wherein NGCP rallied Human Resource and Financial Amuerfina R. Reyes said that Government of Camarines
Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is scores of their line teams in or- Services, Amuerfina R. Reyes, the TNK Jobs Fairs is more Sur, Naga College Foundation
hereby served to the public that MARIEL B. DE GUZMAN der to restore power in Albay took the time to thank and com- likely to meet the target HOTS (NCF) and ABS-CBN Bicol.
has filed with this Office, a Petition for Correction of entry within two weeks. mend Filipino laborers for their
in the Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of “We want to be construc- service to the country. She also
live birth of MARIEL B. DE GUZMAN at Libmanan, Cama- tive for the community. We urged everyone to join in her
rines Sur and whose parents are MOISES DE GUZMAN should go beyond just having cause and defend the working
and LILY BITAGO. the media help us announce Filipino men and women against
Any person adversely affected by said petition may our scheduled power interrup- injustice and mistreatment.
file his written opposition with this office not later than May “Today is not only a day for
tions, and let the people know
12, 2017. festivity, but a day to fight for
what we are actually doing to their rights”, she remarked.
(Sgd.) EMILIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO help them,” said Sumera. The job and business fair is
Municipal Civil Registrar On the other hand, AEPC’s part of DOLE Bicol’s month-
elected president Marlon long celebration of Labor Day,
BIKOL REPORTER Loterte of the Philippine Infor- which began on April 26 with
Published: April 30 and May 7, 2017 mation Agency’s (PIA) Albay a Pre-Labor Day Press Confer-
Provincial Information Center ence at the Embarcadero De
stated that, though it is a part- Legazpi.
Republic of the Philippines nership with the power sector, Meanwhile, The May 1-3
LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE freedom of information and activities of DOLE Bicol here,
Province: Camarines Sur fair news reporting would not gets the nod of Bicolanos after
City/Municipality: Libmanan be compromised. fulfilling its promise to give
“Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabu-
“NGCP is at the top, while
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC we (the press) are the observ-
CCE-0047-2017 R.A.10172 ers. We plan to serve as the link
In compliance with the publication requirement and by telling (NGCP) of the needs
pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1
that need to be addressed,” said
Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative
Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is
More than just practicing
hereby served to the public that JENNO ALOG BERANGO
the press profession, the AEPC
has filed with this Office, a Petition for Correction of entry
also vowed that initiatives in
in the Sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate
helping out the community
of live birth of JENNO ALOG BERANGO at Libmanan,
Camarines Sur and whose parents are JENNY JOSE BE- would also be done through
RANGO and EDEN ALOG. their new-found partnership
Any person adversely affected by said petition may with NGCP.
file his written opposition with this office not later than May Aside from being the in-
12, 2017. ducting officer, Albay Gov-
ernor Al Francis Bichara also
(Sgd.) EMILIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO shared his views on how a
Municipal Civil Registrar media-power sector friendship
can help improve the society.
Relating with President Ro-
Published: April 30 and May 7, 2017
drigo Roa Duterte and his ad-
ministration’s desire for a fed-
Republic of the Philippines eralized Philippines, Bichara
LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE conveyed possibility of a well-
Province: Camarines Sur energized Bicol region that
City/Municipality: Libmanan makes use of its innate power
sources optimistically.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC “Albay, for example, has
CCE-0048-2017 R.A.10172 very reliable power sources
In compliance with the publication requirement and like the geothermal power
pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 plant and the renewable power
Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative sources. If we maximize their
Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is uses, to which Bicolanos are to
hereby served to the public that EDWIN CIELOS BERTU- benefit first, it would be a step
MEN has filed with this Office, a Petition for Correction of towards the region’s bright fu-
entry in the Date of Birth from “18 November 1966” to “19 ture,” stated the governor.
November 1966” in the certificate of live birth of EDWIN In NGCP’s part, the cor-
CIELOS BERTUMEN at Libmanan, Camarines Sur and poration expects a fruitful re-
whose parents are ROGELIO BERTUMEN and LYDIA lationship with the media in
CIELOS. years to come.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may “We expect the media to
file his written opposition with this office not later than May relay the correct information
12, 2017. to the people. And we (NGCP)
would do our part to be assist
(Sgd.) EMILIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO them by giving them knowl-
Municipal Civil Registrar edge through many activities
BIKOL REPORTER like facility tours and fora,”
Published: April 30 and May 7, 2017
said Bautista.

DOLE Bicol holds TNK job,

business fair in Naga

NAGA CITY -- In cele-

bration of this year’s Labor
Day, Department of Labor
and Employment (DOLE)
Bicol’s Trabaho, Negosyo,
at Kabuhayan (TNK) Job
and Business Fair welcomed
over a thousand jobseek-
ers, Tuesday, at the SM City
Naga Activity Center, here.
TNK JOB FAIR With the theme “Matatag
Some Four Thousand job seekers flocked to SM City Naga for the two day Jobs and Livelihood na Kabuhayan at Trabaho
Fair dubbed as “ Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan “ (TNK ) last May 2-3, 2017. A total of 6,349 Tungo sa Progresibong Pag-
job vacancies were offered by various employers which came from Bicol, Manila and abroad. babago”, the two-day job and
Based from record, this year’s Hired-On-The Spot (HOTS) which summed up to 353 qualified business fair aims to provide
applicants is high. The event’s opening ceremony was attended by Labor Assist. Secretary
Amuerfina Reyes, Dole Regional Director Karina Perida-Trayvilla, Naga City Mayor John Bongat,
unemployed Bicolanos with In photo: Left to Right: SM Mall Manager Wesley Villanueva
ABSCBN Naga Head Amy Villafuerte, NCF President Mario Villanueva and SM City Naga Mall career opportunities that will and Labor Assistant Sec. Amuerfina Reyes gave inspiriring
Manager Wesley Villanueva. The DOLE TNK Jobs and Livelihood Fair is in partnership with LGU justly fit their qualifications messages during the opening ceremony of the Two day
Naga, LGU Camarines Sur, Metro Peso, ABSCBN, Naga College Foundation and SM City Naga. (Turn to page 7) Jobfair at SM Naga last May 2, 2017.