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BONGAT SUBMITS P1.14 B 2018 BUDGET This will include those in the
city hospitals (the Naga City
Hospital and Our Lady of
Lourdes Infirmary), as well
as the wards at the Naga City
Children’s Home.
The family beneficiaries
of Sanggawadan will also
be benefitted by the allo-
cated food supplies as well
as the feeding programs for
the malnourished children
of the Naga City Population
and Nutrition Office, among
It also includes P19.60M
for drugs and medicines
of the city health facilities,
while P6.3M will be for
dental and laboratory equip-
ment, to further beef up its
health programs.
As the city also tries to
Mayor John G. Bongat has submitted to the Sangguniang priority list, along with other for the less privileged fami-
respond to rising demand
development projects to be lies to send their children to
Panlungsod the city’s proposed annual budget for the year undertaken by the city gov- school— setting aside P13M for infrastructures, a big
2018 in the amount of P1, 138, 780, 544.31 which is slightly ernment in the coming year. budget for the scholarships. bulk of the budget amount-
As reflected in the pro- Pushing forth to improve ing to P67M will be allotted
higher than the 2017 budget of P1, 111, 041, 440.30. for road projects and other
posed budget, the City Gov- its social welfare services, the
Still, if approved, it is only one breaching the P1B services in health, and educa- ernment will be sustaining its proposed budget also includes infrastructure and building
still the highest budget for budget mark. tion and solid waste manage- support for education— mak- P20.14M for food supplies ex- constructions.
any city in Bicol and the Job and livelihood creation, ment programs remain in the ing opportunities especially penses for the patient’s meal. (Turn to page 5)

Gov. Cua stresses volunteerism

Governor Joseph Cua, in his message as guest speaker He added that Brigada Es-
in the DepEd-Divison of Catanduanes 2017 Gawad Paran- kwela is a manifestation of
gal for Best Implementing Schools and Stakeholders, high- how we give importance to
lighted the importance of Brigada Eskwela as a personifi- our schools which is a very
cation of unity and an evident proof of Bayanihan. vital place for the students’
learning and development.
The local chief executive
of the province assured his
never-ending support for this
advocacy in providing qual-
ity education for the Catand-
unganon youth.
“Padagos an sakuy-
ang pagtao nin tabang sa
saindong mga eskwelahan
prayormente sa mga kaakian,
huli ta sakong prayoridad an
mataw-an nin marhay na edu- CEPPIO
kasyon an lambang aki digdi
GAWAD PARANGAL AWARD’S NIGHT Naga and Ligao Cities received financial assistance from the Quezon City government led
Awardees of 2017 Brigada Eskwela Implementing Schools sa satuyang probinsiya” he by Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte. Mayors John Bongat and Patricia
and Stakeholders with Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua. (Turn to page 8) Gonzales Alsua received the P20.268 –million and P27-million assistance respectively.

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Talking Peace Investments Atty. TONY (APA) ACYATAN
With the breakdown of the (Atty. APA – chairs Acyatan & Co., the rate logged in October – which is employees, and not on availability of
peace talks between the Philippine CPAs-DFK International – is past chair the highest this year (from 3.4% in jobs. There are green pastures in the
government and the Communist of ASEAN Federation of CPAs, PICPA September). Inflation rate continues to tourism business.
past president and Hall-of-Famer, be manageable. TALENTS AND GIFTS: I was
insurgents, the prospects of peace and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement Despite the uptick, BSP maintained personally touched by the reflections
now appear more remote and Awardee). its inflation forecast at 3.2% for 2017 of Rev. Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD
unreachable. CREDIT GROWTH: The International - but raised next year’s projection to and the Sunday Inquirer column of
Monetary Fund (IMF) sees PHL credit 3.4%. Upside risks to inflation this year Rev. Fr. Jerry M. Orbos, SVD. Both
While there seemed to have been growth accelerating this year, but include the pending petitions before of them delved on the many gifts or
overheating must be avoided by our the Energy Regulatory Commission talents that our Lord has gifted us with
bigger chance for it being attained, monetary authorities. The IMF resident for additional power rate hikes, the (most of which we hardly recognized
this waned as the Christmas season in the Philippines said bank lending is possibility of another transport fare hike. and thus - we are not grateful for).
drew near, the usual time of year when seen growing by 19% this year from The benign inflation environment and We must review our lives and list the
17.2% amid the continued expansion the robust domestic demand allowed “talents” made available to us. These
the government shows openness and of the domestic economy. Latest BSP BSP to maintain an accommodative generally consist of TIME, (Special)
generosity. data showed bank lending grew faster policy stance for the past three years. TALENTS AND TREASURES
at 21.1% to P6.76T in end-September TOURISM: The growing tourism (Resoures).
Not this time, so it seemed as the (P5.58T same period 2016). industry in the country is teeming with I “looked back” at my own life (born
President started named calling and Loans for production activities job prospects as stakeholders plan to of poor uneducated, sickly parents -
extended by banks surged 20.7% to P6T employ 6.5 million Filipinos in the sector squatters in the orchard of the Roman
recalling all the violations of the CPP- in end-September 2017 (from P4.97T by 2022. Meaningful jobs are those Catholic church in Paete, Laguna).
NPA of the initial agreements that in end-September 2016). Real estate wherein compensation is not just based When my mother passed away, victim
would have led to a just and lasting loans went up 16.8% to P1.15T, while on tips and commissions but more of a simple ailment that could not be
lending to the wholesale and retail trade so on periodic pays with automatic remedied due to lack of money, I
peace in the country. zoomed 16.7% to P887.82B (13.1% upgrades. “Sufficient incentives are ventured to the Bicol Region, found
share), while loans to the manufacturing needed to encourage Filipinos to work work in a hacienda and studied at night
Who or what to blame then for this sector increased 10.3% to P870.36B, in the tourism industry and to actually at the Univ. of Nueva Caceres. CPA-
failure? even as credit extended to electricity, stay” the DOT said. Lawyer at age 28, I was sent by PNB
gas, and power supply jumped 24.1% Data from the Philippine Statistics as “pensionad” to Harvard University
Certainly, either side will avow to P809.44B for 12% share. Signal for Authority (PSA) showed that tourism (Mass.) and Chase Manhattan Bank
sincerity. Troop withdrawals in businessmen to expand investments. employed an estimated 5.2 million (NY) graduating Topnotcher in both
STEADY INFLATION: BSP sees Filipinos as of end-2016. DOT is courses. I am truly and fully blessed
conflict areas, the release of captured steady inflation in the last two months projecting tourism employment to by God. My advocacy now is to share
troopers will for sure will be brought of 2017, giving monetary authorities hit 6.5 million by 2022. DOT cited said blessings to the least of my
again as evidence of the resolve of enough room to keep an accommodation the availability of training for tourism brethren!
policy stance in support of the expanding practitioners regarding recent trends WISDOM: We are just “trustees”
both sides to talk peace. economy. Inflation in November and and practices in tourism. Several of all the talents given to us by God.
And here is where observers say December are expected to hover tourism stakeholders earlier said the It is our duty to share them with
within the three-year high of 3.5% - problem lies in the lack of qualified others.
both sides failed - there were more
talk than listening they said.
While this may be a simplistic 212,000 OFWs to gain FROM MY
observation, there may indeed be
some grain of truth in bringing up the

importance of listening. I wish to correct the amount of Under the Asean Consensus on Cooperation vs abuses
money paid by the Partido Development the Protection and Promotion of the The Asean consensus also
Communication after all is a two- Administration for the government- Rights of Migrant Workers, Asean strengthens regional cooperation in
way process, involving both. guaranteed loan for the Potable Water governments vowed to guarantee fair preventing abuses, exploitation and
System project in the 4th District of treatment and protection against abuse violence against migrant workers,
Where one dominates the other, CamSur which I wrote in my last week’s of migrant workers from neighboring the DFA said.
there will certainly be an expected column. According to the PDA Planning countries. “In cases where Filipino migrant
failure or breakdown in the process. Chief Recha Isabel Quinn, the Partido The agreement, which took 10 years workers are imprisoned, they will
Development Authority paid already to negotiate, was signed by leaders have rights no less favorable than
While there may also be a listening P114,000,000 (one hundred forteen of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, those applied to the local workers,”
processing happening, perhaps, this million pesos) for this project serving Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
the people in all the ten municipalities Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, said in a statement.
only involve both sides. Bello said the workers “also have
of Partido 4th district. which chairs the bloc this year.
In either way, both are bound to fail. ****** PH-initiated agreement the right to file grievances with the
I watched the ASEAN Summit 2017 The Philippines, among the major relevant authorities” in the host
For after all, what will result to a peace chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte sources of migrant workers in the region countries.
talk where its beneficiaries, the people on TV. I also saw the rallies against and the world, initiated the agreement Based on government records,
themselves, are not listened to. it especially the burning of effigies when it last chaired Asean in 2007 and there were at least 212,435 Filipino
of US President Donald Trump and hosted the leaders’ summit in Cebu. migrant workers in Southeast
President Duterte. I look at the rallies as The Asean consensus “establishes Asia last year, a majority of whom
democracy in action. President Trump a framework for cooperation” in the were employed in Singapore and
did not say and do any unfriendly act region to safeguard the welfare of Malaysia.
towards the Philippines. Duterte will migrant workers, said the Department The DFA said the implementation
naturally be a friendly host especially of Foreign Affairs (DFA). of the Asean consensus “will be
because there are eight millions It seeks, among other things, to: subject to the respective laws of the
Filipinos or more residing in the US. • Uphold the fair treatment of member-countries.”
****** migrant workers regardless of gender An “action plan” will be developed
Well, I’m interested to share the and nationality to implement the mandate given by
following good news for our Overseas • Provide for visitation rights by the Asean leaders, it said.
Filipino workers (OFWs) which they family members While the pact was signed by
should know about. This was published • Prohibit the confiscation of Asean leaders on Monday, it was
in the Philippine Daily Inquirer dated passports and overcharging of finalized by senior labor officials
November 14, 2017. I know these and placement or recruitment fees on Aug. 25 during their meeting in
many OFWs from Bikol. • Protect against violence and sexual Manila.
At least 212,000 overseas Filipino harassment in the workplace Caring, helpful
workers (OFWs) stand to benefit from a • Regulate labor recruiters “This is a centerpiece of our
landmark pact signed by the 10 heads • Respect the right of workers to chairmanship and we are actually
of state of the Association of Southeast fair and appropriate remuneration and quite pleased that we have come
Asian Nations (Asean) during their benefits and their right to join trade full circle,” said DFA spokesperson
summit in Manila on Monday. unions and associations (Turn to page 4)


KANTONG Bilada para sa Salog


PUTIKON! Liwat na nagkusog an sakong mga nagdalan kaini nakamati asin


Director, na pantasma, iyo si kanta

pagtubod sa teatro para sa edukasyon. namidbidan an mga istorya na kan mga aswang, tikbalang asin
Sirang nin Paglaom Kan Sabado, nadalan ko si musical
na Mga Aninipot sa Tahaw kan Salog
pinagpahiling kaini na istorya man
iba pang laman-daga na kadto
nangingistaran sa mga salog.
Publicity gud or bad is publicity. But over publicity or na pigdirihe ni Sari Saysay, sarong Kun pa’no ini naipahiling sa labi Nagiromdoman ko an sarong
too much of it is very bad. hoben asin progresibong direktor nin sa sarong oras na bilada, testimonya eksena sa pelikulang Dream kan
****** teatro. kan kakayahan asin talento kan mga henyong Hapon sa cinema, na si
Mano shocking c electric bill ko ds month. Me power Manongod sa kahalagahan kan lokal na artista sa teatro, magpoon sa Akira Kurosawa.
rate hike? 60% increase c bill ko. from 1,600+ to 2,400+ salog sa kasaysayan, memorya asin musikero (ta puros orihinal na kanta Sabi ninda sa kanta, “karaw”
grabe petmalu!!!! ano daw problema- kalito azul, ret kapalibutan an istorya kan musical an pinadangog), sa nagdesinyo kan lang an saindang mga pananakot.
court & bank employee, naga city na resulta nin research kan mga costumes, an choreography, abot sa Sa nagluwas na mga reaksyon
An presyo kan daga sa propuestong pili/naga airport miyembros kan Susog Sulog sa mga mga aktor. sa bilada, bako lang ining karaw
residentes kan mga komunidad na Sarong eksena na gusto kong kundi sarong matriumpong karaw
P8.85 per sq, mahal pa an masitera he3.- pili mayor
yaon sa pangpang kan Bikol river. marhay si manongod sa inaapod ni na orog tang kinakaipuhan ngonyan
tom bongalonta
Kaya, dai makangalas na an Vic Nierva, na nagserbing Musical na mga panahon.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that
count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln
****** The Brigada Eskwela PELL
Hapi bday to manager lani diaz avila of landbank MELL
pili. Frm family, friends & fans (nov 24)
and Classes Jokee BOTOR-REYES

Congrats k engr daniel p aureus jr of ateneo Educational leaders in the Bicol awardees. wondering why many school children
university Region met in Iriga City November 17, I had a chance to meet Basud Mayor are missing their classes for some
****** 2017 for the awarding ceremonies and Adrian S. Davoco who was very proud not-very good reasons, One Friday
DENR policies n blcol according to sec roy cimatu: stakeholders’ appreciation. The program for Basud National High School as Hall in October, the children in my
1. to save Sinarapan included the sharing of best practices of Famer. The very young Mayor. he is neighborhood were just playfully
2. strict enforcement of Mining laws from the three schools in the region only 23 years old, I understand is a big roaming the street. I learned they
3. EMB laws enforcement that are hall of famers. Basud National moving force in the municipality not just had no classes, their teachers were
High School, San Antonio National High in the Brigada Eskwela but in all aspects celebrating National Teachers Day.
clean air, clean water, solid waste management (he
School and Juan M. Alberto Memorial of governance. Congratulations, Mayor! The following Monday, they did not
may ask us on this issue) Elementary School have been awarded He came with a very familiar name in have classes again since the teachers
4.climate change mitigation three times for their initiatives and the education industry, especially in were celebrating Division Teachers
5.urban greening significant accomplishments which Iriga City. SDS Wilfredo Gabarra was Day. The children had their semestral
6.euro 2 standards phase out highlighted their creativity and innovation for some time assigned in Iriga and how break early so that for a week they did
7. no corruption in engaging stakeholders thereby he is surely missed by the Iriguenos. not have classes again because their
8.improve service to the people improving their school environment. The gains of Brigada Eskwela are teachers were attending a seminar honest public servant This year, 41 contending schools very obvious. When classes open, or whatever it is called. Well, the kids drugs! no second chance for violators around the region were awarded for the schools are very well prepared. were very happy, how else would
their cleanliness, orderliness, installation Thanks to everyone especially parents they feel? Little do they realize that
of learning kiosks, hand and sanitation who really went out of their way to help they are missing so much. it could
Making Math Interesting facilities, environment-friendly facilities
and evident support of the community
prepare the school for their children
to be comfortable when they return to
not come as a surprise if they are
turned out as half-baked pupils. Or
and Easy by Using and education stakeholders. The
Iriga Central School was one of the
At the back of my mind, I am
not baked at all.
Pet Malu!
Instructional Materials
White in a Pool
Bula Central School POV FROM
Well known educators believe that the best instructional
material is the teacher. This calls for a teacher’s creativity of Black MA. LORELEI ARROYO POTENCIO
and innovativeness, skill and knowledge of his subject
matter. Albert Einstein once said “Everybody people in their communities. They are Asian Nations (ASEAN) integrating
Mathematics has always been perceived by many is a genius. But if you judge a fish by shunned because a lot of people do not and advancing inclusive education,
students as a difficult subject. If this is so, the Mathematics its ability to climb trees, it will live its know how to communicate with them. there is hope.
teacher has a challenge to face. It should fall upon his whole life believing that it is stupid.” Lack of knowledge brings a bout of It’s okay to be different. Some
responsibility to make the subject within every student’s In today’s society, however, fishes are negative emotions such as anger, fear have been branded as stupid but
interest and liking. Mathematics can be easy and not only being forced to climb trees, and disdain. defied standards and changed the
interesting and the best way to do it is to use within his but the ones that can’t stay afloat are According to studies, children with world. Albert Einstein was branded
reach instructional materials and foremost of which is the segregated from the ones that could. disabilities are 10 times less likely a slow-learner. He formulated the
teacher himself. School is great! You walk into a to attend school than those without. Theory of Relativity and became a
Instructional materials are necessary to improve classroom and see kids attentively Those who manage to attend school renowned scientist. Thomas Edison
student’s knowledge, abilities and skills. They are also raising their hands. A sweet voiced tend to drop earlier, thus a lower level was expelled because he was
necessary to monitor the assimilation of information and teacher smiles and hands out gold stars of schooling than their peers. The main deemed “too stupid for the school.”
to cultivate to the student’s overall development and to the ones that excel. This is an illusion. reason for this is the lack of training and Edison became one of the most
upbringing as well as meet the student’s interest of the Is this setting okay for the children preparations in schools when it comes famous inventors.
individual lessons. society considers as “mistakes”? A good to handling these so-called students Malala Yousafzai, an education
In the preparation of instructional materials to make environment, yes. Illusions? Absolutely with disabilities. advocate said “One child, one
Mathematics easy and interesting, the teacher’s perception not. Are these children being integrated These children need attention. They teacher, one book, one pen could
of each student must be taken into consideration. One into mainstream society? Not really. need a voice. A campus journalist is change the world.”
student is diverse from another. Each student has different Globally, there are 150 million a knight in shining armor providing a ------------------------------------
interests, abilities, background and even culture at home children living with disabilities. They are voice for these children. They stand Ms. Lorelei Arroyo Potencio is a
and in his environment. The teacher therefore uses often denied of education because they for those who cannot stand on their Grade VII student and is 12 years
appropriate materials to meet the student’s age, social are the most vulnerable and excluded own. With the Association of Southeast old.
development, ability skills, special needs and learning
What are the most widely accepted instructional
time and how the students respond. FROM MY WINDOW . . .
Still the most applicable instructional materials are those
materials in teaching Mathematics. First, the material must Robespierre Bolivar.
that are easy to understand such as problem solving that
be visual. This calls for the teacher’s creativity. He can An official of the Catholic Church welcomed the
needs the use of visuals as in the early elementary grades,
create situations from given problems such as the use of agreement.
the young learners do counting, adding, subtracting and
graphs, drawings that the teacher himself conceptualized. Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos called the deal “caring
multiplying by using available materials like books, toys,
This clarifies important concept to arouse and sustain the and helpful” toward Filipino migrant workers.
pencils, ballpens, and whatever the children can lay their
student’s interest and give the student the opportunity to “This manifests their concern and compassion of plight
hands on. So, the class becomes some kind of a game
conceptualize his own material based from experiences for our migrant workers,” said Santos, who also chairs the
play not however, forgetting that it is a Mathematics class
that he learns and make learning more permanent. Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal
that the Mathematics teacher, herself aware that he is
Some teachers use durable and easily done materials Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant
which are accessible to every student. Activities are the best instructional material but with aided by charts, People.
planned based from lesson standards which means that multiplication games, brain teasers and the likes. The bishop also lauded the Asean member-states for
teaching is visualized and to add to it, the teacher designs Placing the students in a happy environment where the their “common and unified stand” to ensure that “the rights
problems that can be solved with music, why not? Some ambience is very harmonious, who says that Mathematics and privileges of all migrant workers will be protected,
teachers who are good at rap, make teaching a rapping is not easy and interesting. Make Mathematics visual. promoted and respected.


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minor city streets and alleys, to get is the comparatively lower
With its thrust also in ca- ensure safety for the walking dependency of the city govern-
pacitating its people with nec- public and students, especially ment upon the national gov-
essary knowledge and skills at night. ernment’s allocation for the
especially during emergencies, With the continuous un- city (Internal Revenue Alloca-
a budget of P57M will be for dertakings in the waste man- tion)— comprising only 46%
the Local Disaster Risk Reduc- agement program of the city, of its budget fund, than that of
tion and Management Fund a P16.75M will be for the ac- the city’s own income (local
(LDRRMF)— to be used in quisition of additional garbage revenue sources).
various basic life support and trucks— for a more efficient Meanwhile, the proposed
first aid skills trainings, as well garbage collection, while other budget is still under scrutiny
as in acquiring necessary emer- solid waste management pro- by the Sangguniang Panlung-
gency supplies for relief goods grams will be given a P40.70M sod while budget hearing are
operations, to better the city budget under the Local Devel- still being regularly conducted
preparations and response to opment Fund (LDF). by the Committee on Ap-
unwanted disasters that could Under still the LDF, which propriations with the active
strike. is a separate fund of the city for participation of the Naga City
As part also of the safety major development projects, People’s Council (NCPC),
and security initiatives of the initiatives for the rehabilita- Liga ng mga Barangay and
city government, a P5M will tion of the Naga River will get women’s and various organi-
go for the installation of new P11.39M. zations. -ARMIE B. GUNAY,
streetlights particularly in the Reflective in the city bud- CEPPIO

SSS to implement real-time

posting of contribution payments
Social Security System
(SSS) is set to implement the
electronic Collection System
(e-CS) to enable the real-
time posting of contribution
payments from SSS branch
tellering facilities and other
payment channels by first
quarter of next year.
SSS President and Chief
Executive Officer Emmanuel F.
Dooc said that real-time post-
ing of contributions will allow
faster processing of claims to
help members and their ben-
eficiaries receive their benefits
and loan proceeds on time.
All SSS benefits and loans
are based on contributions of
members and their employers.
Thus, it is important that these
payments are recorded correct-
ly and promptly. Otherwise,
they may not immediately
qualify for certain benefits and

Oas residents get P3M grant

“For instance, to avail of
a sickness benefit, a member
must have at least three post-
ed contributions in the last 12 LEGAZPI CITY -- The The first awarding of liveli- “sibid-sibid” (local name for a
BRINGING ASEAN OPPORTUNITIES months immediately before his
Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, founder and chairman of CARD Department of Labor and hood aid was recently held at small, manually operated fish-
semester of sickness or injury. Employment (DOLE) region- San Ramon Pavillon, Barangay ing boat). The total amount for
Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), posed a photo If any of his required contribu-
with Vice President Leni Robredo in the ASEAN Business al office in Bicol has given a San Ramon, Oas, Albay, where said grant is PHP1,408,986.
tions is not posted, he cannot total of PHP3 million worth 88 beneficiaries received as- Fatima R. Calusim, one of
and Investment Summit (ABIS) at Solaire Casino and Hotel, apply yet for a sickness ben-
Entertainment City, Manila on November 14, 2017. VP Leni, of livelihood assistance to 168 sorted tools needed for food the beneficiaries in Barangay
efit,” explained Dooc. beneficiaries in Oas town in vending, hog raising, sewing, San Ramon, who received a
in her speech, acknowledged the effort of the private sector
Dooc said that the pilot Albay. vulcanizing, welding, carpen- food vending package, thanked
for providing solutions to promote inclusiveness and
phase of the project will aim Rovelinda Dela Rosa, try and hair styling, with a total DOLE for her "early Christmas
empowering those who were previously left behind. The
for near real-time process- DOLE-Bicol regional director, amount of PHP1,634,075. gift". She promised to make the
event is a 3-day conference that talks about business issues,
ing of contribution payments on Monday said, “Yes, we are The second awarding was most out of the livelihood assis-
investment opportunities, and directions for growth in the
ASEAN. ABIS aims to advance the interest of achieving the
from SSS branch tellering fa- going down to the barangay for held at the covered court of tance she received.
goals of the ASEAN countries to be a globally competitive
cilities within this year. This our livelihood program in re- Cagmanaba, Oas, Albay for 80 "Thank you very much,
single market. Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community in means that contributions will sponse to the order of Secretary beneficiaries composed of fish- DOLE for having a program
2025, more opportunities will be opened for CARD MRI micro- be posted within 24 hours from Silvestre H. Bello III to reach ermen, hog raisers and dress- like this and for choosing me
entrepreneurs. (Turn to page 9) the grassroots.” makers who each received a (Turn to page 8)

University of Nueva Caceres High School Class '68 will hold their 49th vilion, Concepcion Grande, Naga City. All batch mates are enjoined to
Class Anniversary on Saturday (December 2) at Jardin Real de Naga Pa- attend the reunion and Christmas celebration.

CARD teaches Dubai OFWs on financial literacy

The founder and chair- a courtesy call to Consul future programs for OFWs they have encouraged CARD the Xpress Money became our country,” Mr. Julius Alip
man of CARD Mutually General Paul Raymund in Dubai since CARD MRI MRI to set up a program in stronger. We really want to noted.
Reinforcing Institutions P. Cortes and Vice Consul hopes to bring financial liter- Dubai similar to the program help our kababayans to have CARD MRI will continue
(CARD MRI), Dr. Jaime Elizabeth P. Ramos at the acy service to Filipinos who in Hongkong, which is a non- an immediate access to re- to strengthen its international
Aristotle B. Alip with the Philippine Consulate Gen- are working in the area. profit organization that sup- mittance center so that they presence to provide financial
president and CEO of eral in Dubai, United Arab Dr. Alip also took the op- ports OFWs through financial will be able to send money literacy programs world-
CARD-Business Develop- Emirates on November 2, portunity to meet with for- literacy programs. to their respective families in wide.
ment Service Foundation 2017. mer CARD MRI staff who “We are very grateful that
Inc. (CARD-BDSFI), Mr. The meeting was aimed are now based in Dubai. It the idea of establishing a
Julius Adrian R. Alip, paid to initialize the discussion on was during the meeting that CARD office in Dubai was
warmly received,” said Dr.
Alip. “Our aim is to provide
financial literacy program to
OFWs in Dubai and neigh-
boring emirates,” he added.
During the visit, they also
met with CARD’s remittance
partner, Xpress Money, a
global money transfer brand
with a thriving presence in
more than 150 countries in
the world. They met with the
Head of its Business Strat-
egy, Arundhoti Banerjee and
its Relationship Executive,
John Paul Abuda at its Dubai
office in TECOM.
The Xpress Money has
been instrumental to CARD
Bank’s remittance product,
CARD Sulit Padala, which Shown in photo: (from right to left) CARD MRI Founder and
allows clients to send money Chairman, Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip; Xpress Money Head
Shown in photo: CARD MRI Founder and Chairman, Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip (middle) with to their loved ones in the Ph- for Business Strategy, Arundhoti Banerjee; CARD-Business
CARD-Business Development Service Foundation President and CEO, Mr. Julius Adrian R. Development Service Foundation President and CEO,
Alip (rightmost); Consul General Paul Raymund P. Cortes (beside Dr. Alip); and Vice Consul
lippines. Mr. Julius Adrian R. Alip; and Xpress Money Relationship
Elizabeth P. Ramos (leftmost). “Our partnership with Executive, John Paul Abuda.

NGCP plays Santa to Albay village

NAGA CITY – As family, and loot bags with “What we are giving to agement of NGCP shows on its partnership with com- of footbridges, multi-pur-
part of its corporate so- NGCP coloring books for the these families is our way of their appreciation and rec- munities protecting their fa- pose halls, water systems,
cial responsibility (CSR), children. giving back to them for tak- ognition that you are a part cilities. Through their CSR or health facilities, NGCP
the National Grid Cor- These barangays which ing care of our facilities. We of NGCP. Our request is activities such as; “Balik- guarantees that their ba-
poration of the Philip- comprises the host-com- are doing this simultaneously that you continue to support Eskwela Program”, school sic socio-economic needs,
pines (NGCP) starts the munities are; Balinad, Lak- all over the Philippines – Lu- NGCP,” Borja said. computerization program, among others, are fulfilled.
Yuletide Season with a ag, Peῆafrancia, Quiwalo, zon, Visayas, and Mindanao, The annual gift-giving ac- infrastructure, construction -Jam Madrid/PIA5
gift-giving activity in one Gabawan, and Tabon-Tabon. and we are thankful for the tivity in Daraga was the sec-
of its host-communities Host communities are barangays or host-communi- ond time in Bicol Region as
in Daraga, Albay on No- those barangays where ties for continuously taking the first one was held in Naga
vember 14. NGCP’s transmission lines care of our towers,” Somera City last year. For next year,
Dubbed as “Christ- or towers are located. added. host-communities in Ca-
Masaya”, 265 families or NGCP Regional Corpo- NGCP District III Officer- marines Norte will be their
530 individuals (1 par- rate Communication and in-Charge Pedro A. Borja, beneficiaries for the said ac-
ent and 1 child) from the Public Affairs Officer Nilda Jr. likewise expressed his tivity.
six (6) barangays identi- E. Somera said that the ac- gratitude to the beneficiaries NGCP is a Filipino-led
fied near NGCP’s Daraga tivity is timely because it’s and calls for their continuous privately owned company in
Substation in Barangay Christmas time and they cooperation and assistance to charge of operating, main-
Peῆafrancia became the want to give-back to the NGCP for a better power ser- taining, and developing the
beneficiaries of a grocery neighboring barangays host- vice and support system. country’s power grid.
pack, free lunch for each ing NGCP’s facilities. “This is one way the man- NGCP places premium
farmers get land
BAGASBAS, DAET, as long as they are qualified
CAMARINES NORTE– and meet the requirements
After years of toiling lands needed to get the land titles,
that they did not own, a we are giving it to them,”
total of 123 farmers from Bello said.
Camarines Norte are now Bello also said that the
the new owners of these President wants individual
precious lands after they titling of lands for the ben-
received a total of 222.94 eficiaries, not the collective
hectares from the Depart- CLOAs.
ment of Agrarian Reform He also recognized the In the recently concluded 9th Cheerleading World Championship held November 11 and 13 at Takasaki City, Japan, the
(DAR). collective effort of DAR Team Iriga MAG Dancers went home with two golds besting seventeen countries that competed in the event. Both the
The certificates of land personnel in Bicol region in Cheerdance Group and the Cheerdance Doubles got the first place. The Team MAG Dancers got the first place in the
ownership awards (CLOAs) helping the farmers achieved November Asian Cheerdance Competition in Japan and was named them the Philippines representative to the World
covered some land areas in their dreams. Championship
the municipalities of Basud, “Your work and efforts are

Phl mobile and data services becoming

Capalonga, Daet, Jose Pan- appreciated. Like DAR em-
ganiban, Labo, Mercedes, ployees in other regions, you
Paracale, San Vicente, San show the people what public-
Lorenzo Ruiz, Sta. Elena and
servants should do to help the
poor people,” he added.
more affordable -- ITU study
DAR Undersecretary for On the recipients’ part,
Field Operations Office Kar- Labo town farmer-beneficia- Summary of key findings regarding the Philippines drawn from the ITU’s Measuring the Information Society Report 2017
lo S. Bello said the farmers ry Norma Ramirez vowed to
deserve to own the land they transform the newly distrib-
till. uted lands into productive
“President Rodrigo Du- farming areas.
terte mandated the DAR to “We will take care of the
give the farmers what is due lands and we will not sell it
to them without any discrimi- because these properties will
nation. The administration be passed on to our children
does not favor any farmers and the next generations,” Mobile cellular, and mo- are 3.2% of the country’s aver- mobile-broadband services for 2%).
despite their political beliefs, (Turn to page 9) bile and fixed broadband ser- age monthly GNI per capita in 1GB data in particular have Steady improvements in
vices in the Philippines have 2016, down from 3.42% the become more affordable, drop- ICT
become more affordable in previous year. The 2016 figure ping by 4.64-percentage-points The ITU report also includ-
recent years and also com- is also at par with the Asia and from 6.74% to 2.1%. ed the ICT Development Index
pare favorably with prices in the Pacific region’s average of Put another way, this means (IDI), which ranks the perfor-
other Asia Pacific countries 3.2% and well below the world that for every P100 in monthly mance of 176 economies with
and the rest of the world, ac- average of 5.2%. GNI, every Filipino spends regard to ICT infrastructure,
cording to the latest report The ITU report also said only P3.20 in mobile-cellular use and skills by combining 11
released by the International that fixed broadband prices services, P7.10 in fixed broad- ICT indicators under these three
Telecommunication Union (monthly subscription to an en- band services, and P2.10 for sub-indices. Infrastructure and
(ITU), the United Nations try-level fixed-broadband plan, either 500MB or 1GB data in access indicators include fixed
agency that coordinates tele- based on a monthly data usage mobile-broadband. telephone and mobile cellular
communication operations of 1 GB minimum) are at 7.1% As of 2016, GNI per capita subscriptions, international in-
and services throughout the of GNI per capita, down from in the Philippines is at $3,580, ternet bandwidth per internet
world. 7.53% in 2015. This figure is which is comparable to neigh- user, percentage of households
Mobile data prices in the well below the regional aver- bor Indonesia’s $3,400 for the with computers and percentage
country for example fell near- age of 14.5% and the global same year. of households with internet ac-
ly 70% from 2015 to 2016 as average of 13.9%. Compared to Indonesia, cess. Use indicators, on the
mobile operators pushed mo- Mobile broadband prices which is also an archipelagic other hand, include percentage
bile broadband services more for 500 MB and 1GB worth of country, the Philippines’ mo- of individuals using the inter-
aggressively, the ITU report data, on the other hand, each bile-cellular and fixed-broad- net, fixed-broadband subscrip-
noted. make up 2.1% of the GNI per band prices as percentage of tions and active mobile-broad-
The ITU’s “Measuring the capita. Both figures are lower GNI per capita are more af- band subscriptions. Lastly,
Information Society 2017” re- than the Asia Pacific averages fordable than Indonesia’s 3.3% skills indicators include mean
port calculates, among others, of 2.7% and 5.4% respectively, and 10.6%, respectively, while years of schooling, secondary
prices of telecommunications and the world averages of 3.7% mobile-broadband prices for gross enrolment ratio and ter-
services as a percentage of a and 6.8%, respectively. 1GB data in the two countries tiary gross enrolment ratio.
country’s gross national in- Between 2015 and 2016, are almost the same (2.1% vs (Turn to page 8)
come per capita (GNI pc) per
month. GNI measures income
received by a country both do-
CEPPIO mestically and from overseas.
CDIA VISITORS GNI per capita is gross national
Mayor Bongat welcomed the more than 30 foreign delegates income divided by population.
participating in the Cities Development Initiative for Asia By this measure, Philippine
(CDIA) - initiated three-day Good Practice Laboratory for
cellular and broadband prices
Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming (EUIP), led by
have become more reasonably
Kristina Azela Diza of the PPP Center of the Philippines.
The delegates, coming from Indonesia, Bangladesh, India,
Pakistan, Europe and the Philippines, mostly from the local According to the two-vol-
government sector, are attending the training event, which is ume report, the Philippines’
being held for the first time in Naga, as CDIA celebrates this mobile cellular prices (defined
year its 10th year of presence in the Philippines and Asia as a as the average cost of 100 SMS
dynamic development partner. and 30 mobile calls per month)


The 3-day "Pamaskong Diskwento para sa Parabakal na Bicolano" fair by the from 5% to 50% on appliances, gadgets, Christmas decors, toys, gift items, Noche
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Camarines Sur at the DTI Grounds, Buena products, as well as basic and prime commodities which run from November
Panganiban Drive, Naga City. The bazaar which offers discounted products ranging 21-23, 2017.
8 BIKOL REPORTER NOV. 26 - DEC. 2, 2017

ang Elementary School, Tam-
said. endeavors if given the chance. bognon Elementary School As of 2016, the Philippines’ also inched up from 32.5% to of the Philippine population ac-
He reiterated the impor- “Sa pamamagitan ng briga- and Bigaa Elementary School IDI ranked 101st out 176, one 34%, while the proportion of cording to ITU figures—also
tance of camaraderie as he da eskwela, naipapakita ng bagged the award for Small notch lower than the previ- households with internet access above the regional average of
asks for the cooperation of ev- sambayanan na kung sama School Category. Medium ous year’s. Despite slipping in also increased from 36.1% to 73.6% and the world average of
eryone in this shared commit- sama, kaya natin” Mayor School Category including worldwide rankings, however, 39.1%. 66.5%.
ment of the community to the Laynes added. Central Elementary Schools the Philippines’ IDI scores have The Philippines has “Despite having a largely
schools. He further said, if we The following are the from Bagamanoc, Baras, Bato,
are willing, we can become a improved between 2015 and “achieved a high level of GSM duopoly market, the country
awardees to the Gawad Paran- Gigmoto, Pandan, Panganiban
part of the change we want to gal Best School Implementers 2016, ITU also noted. mobile coverage, with most ICT has achieved a high level of
and Viga together with ele- The Philippines’ scores have
see for the youth, and for this Division Level: Comagaycay services provided in a duopoly basic mobile access and has
mentary schools from Marina-
Happy Island. Elementary School, for the improved across all sub-indices, environment,” ITU said in its deployed the latest wireless
wa, Codon, Taytay, Cavinitan,
Gov. Cua was joined by small school category; Virac Capilihan, San Vicente, Palnab, with notable improvements in country profile for the Philip- and fixed technologies with
Vice Governor Shirley Abun- Central Elementary School Danicop, Viga and Buyo In- fixed-telephone subscriptions pines. high download speeds, at least
do, who expressed the Office and Supang Datag National tegrated School received the per 100 inhabitants (from 3.2 in The country’s 3G coverage in urban areas. It is also well
of the Sangguniang Panlala- High School, medium school award for Best School imple- 2015 to 3.7 in 2016) and inter- includes 93% of the popula- endowed with international In-
wigan’s undying support for category; Juan M. Alberto Me- menters Municipal Level national internet bandwidth per tion—a figure larger than the ternet bandwidth driven by its
the education sector in Catand- morial Elementary School and medium school category. On internet user (from 28.4 kbit/s regional average of 87.6% and large overseas population and
uanes. Viga Rural Development High the other hand, Supang Datag to 43.4 kbit/s). the world average of 85%. burgeoning business process
Samuel Laynes, the munici- School, large school category; National High School, Agban The country’s proportion LTE or 4G/Wimax services, outsourcing industry,” it con-
pal mayor of Virac, said in his Virac Pilot Elementary School National High School, Cobo
speech that Brigada Eskwela of households with computers on the other hand, cover 80% cluded.
and Catanduanes National Intgrated School, Panganiban
shows that volunteerism is still High School, for mega school National High School – CAIC
abundant in our country and category. Compound and Magnesia Na-

Message of Thanks
that there are a lot of people For the Municipal Level of tional High School received the
who are willing to cooperate Brigada Eskwela Best School same award. Juan M. Alberto
with the government’s work Implementers, Camburo El- Memorial Elementary School
and Viga Rural Development
Republic of the Philippines High School were awarded un- We, the bereaved family of the late
LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE der Large School category and
Province: Camarines Sur Virac Pilot Elementary School
Municipality of Calabanga and Catanduanes National
High School for the Mega
CCE-0089-2017 R.A.10172
Hall of Fame Awardees are
In compliance with the publication requirement and
Juan M. Alberto Memorial El-
pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1
ementary School and Catand-
Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative
uanes National High School.
Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is
San Miguel South District for
hereby served to the public that KIM BIASON AGUILAR
elementary level and Supang-
has filed with this Office, a Petition for Correction of entry
Datag National High School
for secondary level received
in Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of live
the award for 2017 Brigada Es-
birth of KIM BIASON AGUILAR at Calabanga, Camarines
kwela with Highest Increment
Sur and whose parents are ADONIS SB. AGUILAR and
in number of volunteers. Lastly,
the awarded 2017 Brigada Es-
Any person adversely affected by said petition may
kwela with Highest Generated
file his written opposition with this office not later than
Increment in Generated Re-
December 3, 2017.
sources were Virac North Dis-
trict for Elementary level and


Catanduanes National High
Municipal Civil Registrar
School for Secondary level.
Published: November 19 and 26, 2017 (October 25, 1949 - November 16, 2017
as a beneficiary. I will use the
boat for livelihood," Daryl Bar- Philippine National Police Inspector (Ret.)
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE tolome, a fisherman, said in the
vernacular. wish to express our heartfelt gratitude and sincerest
Notice is hereby given that the named parties are “Let me reiterate these appreciation to all who offered masses and prayers, sent
grants are in the form of hand flowers and messages of sympathy and who in countless ways,
the surviving heirs of the late FRANK T. ALVISO
tools and equipment and not
who died intestate and without leaving any debts condoled with and comforted us in our hours of bereavement.
cash. This is one of the main
on October 17, 2016 at Naga City, left a parcel of strategies of DOLE to generate
residential land situated at San Isidro, (Marpos),
Calabanga, Camarines Sur; that the parties being all
employment and curb poverty
by providing alternative liveli-
Thank you so much!
of legal ages and with full civil capacity to contract hood,” Dela Rosa stressed. Bereaved Wife – Rebecca delos Reyes-Redondo
hereby agree to DIVIDE and ADJUDICATE, among DOLE-Bicol said there are Daughters: Rebeka Ela R. Nidea
more grants coming before the Rebeka Elaysa R. San Juan
themselves the described parcel of land, PRO
year ends not only in the prov- Rebeka Elphie R. Redondo
INDIVISO; as acknowledged before Notary Public ince of Albay but also in other
Atty. Ellen Ernesto Darilay, Doc. No. 125, Page No. Rebeka Ezra R. Redondo
25, Book No. I, Series of 2017. Dela Rosa said, “Just see- Sons: Redante Elson R. Redondo
ing the smile drawn on the face Reuel R. Redondo
BIKOL REPORTER of our beneficiaries gives us
Published: Nov. 26; Dec. 3 and 10, 2017 (DOLE) fulfillment”. -Connie
Destura (PNA)



NOV. 26 - DEC. 2, 2017 BIKOL REPORTER 9
Children’s Congress held Outstanding Campus Journalist
Francesca Royong Batac,
a Grade VI pupil of the Iriga
Central School was named
Outstanding Campus Jour-
nalist during the Regional
School Press Conference
held November 7-10, 2017
Sorsogon. She was also
named Best Anchor in the
English Broadcasting Cat-
egory. The young campus
writer is the editor-in-chief
of the Achiever, the school
paper of the Iriga Central School. She also heads the Pupil
Student government and is a consistent honor pupil.
NAGA CITY - Around Participants to the activ- of the Junior Trainers Circle; the affairs of the barangays,
300 children and members ity were given lectures on the as well as the composition as well as of the city. We are
dent will sit as member of the Child by the United Nations
of the Barangay Children’s Rights and Responsibilities and functions of the Barangay doing this in order for them
NCCWPC as the official chil- General Assembly on 20 No-
Organization from the 27 of a Child from City Social Children’s Organization from to gain knowledge and add
dren representative to the said vember 1989, and seeks to
barangays here, gathered Welfare and Development Danilo C. Roquid, Jr., Teacher to their experiences,” City
Council. instill its significance in the
for the annual Children’s (CSWD) Officer Evangeline S. 1 of DepEd-Naga City and the Councilor and NCCWPC
Republic Act No. 10661 Filipino consciousness.
Congress held Saturday, Manalo; and an Orientation on event’s Head Facilitator. Co-Chairman Elmer S. Balde-
declares the month of Novem- This year’s theme: “Bata:
November 18 at the Naga Drug Abuse Prevention from Teambuilding activities moro stated in his message
ber of every year as National Iligtas sa Droga!” is in sup-
City People’s Hall. Naga City Dangerous Drugs and group dynamics were also during the opening program.
Children’s Month (NCM). port to President Rodrigo
Spearheaded by the Naga Board (NCDDB) Executive part of the activities to expose The Children’s Congress
This declaration commemo- Duterte’s campaign against
City Council for the Welfare Director Jose B. Importante. the children on how to inter- closed with the election of
rates the adoption of the Con- illegal drugs. -Jam Madrid/
and Protection of Children As the participants were act with each other and handle officers of the Federation of
vention on the Rights of the JRM-PIA5
(NCCWPC), the activity is member and officers of the cooperative tasks. Barangay Children’s Organi-
part of the 25th National Chil- barangay children’s organi- “We have had lots of activ- zations (FBCO), followed by
dren’s Month Celebration to zations, they were also given ities for the children. Our ac- the oath-taking of the newly 123 CAMARINES NORTE FARMERS . . .
promote the importance and lectures on Basic Action Plan- tivities in the barangays starts FBCO Officers administered
raise awareness on the child‘s ning for Child Leaders by Ed- with the children because we by Baldemoro. she said. 12 ARBs with 15.54 hectares
rights and protection. mund G. Millare, Past Chief want them to get involved in The elected FBCO Presi- Nestor Gonzales, another from Capalonga; 9 ARBs with
agrarian reform beneficiary 19.18 hectares from Basud; 9
SSS TO IMPLEMENT REAL-TIME POSTING . . . ployer or member in paying (ARB) from the town of Ba- ARBs with 5.33 hectares from
SSS contributions at any ac- sud, reminded his fellow Daet; 6 ARBs with 10.32 hect-
the time of payment. The pen- remittances came from SSS provements at the SSS.
credited payment facility. ARBs that having lands is not ares from Mercedes; 5 ARBs
sion fund has 279 branches branches amounting to P 36 “The Commission’s priority
All bank and non-bank col- just enough to improve their with 3.78 hectares from Sta.
nationwide, 96 of which ac- billion. About 38 percent or is to enhance the contribution lection partners are required to
cepts payments. It also has 81 P39.8 billion are paid through collection process. Not only lives because diligence and Elena; 4 ARBs with 7.11 hect-
shift to the e-CS using PRN as perseverance are very much ares from San Vicente; 3 ARBs
accredited partner-banks and our ePayment partners like the will it improve the turn-around basis for payment acceptance.
10 non-bank collection part- Electronic Data Interchange time for processing benefits, needed to make their lands with 5.15 hectares from Para-
“All SSS branch tellering fa-
ners. As of August 2017, the facilities, overseas collection but it will also provide a de- cilities and non-bank payment productive. cale; and 3 ARBs with 1.86
SSS collected P106 billion in partners, Bayad Center, SM tailed, accurate, and on-time partners will implement real- Data provided by DAR hectares from Vinzons town.
contributions from its various Payment Centers, and Auto- data on our contribution col- time posting of SSS contribu- Bicol Regional Director Engr. “The DAR’s responsibility
payment facilities. debit Arrangement program lection efficiency,” said SSC tion payments starting January Rodolfo S. Pangilinan revealed to you (the farmers) doesn’t
“About 66 percent of our partners. Chairman Amado Valdez. 16, 2018. All commercial and that 42 ARBs from Labo town end here. There are more to
contribution collections are re- The Social Security Com- Valdez noted that there has universal banks are required to received their CLOAs cover- come as we are mandated to
mitted through other payment mission, the policy-making been a significant increase in convert their current manual
channels aside from our teller- body of the pension fund, ing a total of 96.45 hectares provide you the necessary as-
number of unposted member processing of SSS contribution
ing facilities, so we will make approved the policy amend- loan collections from P1.135 during the distribution cer- sistance and support services
collections and report submis-
sure that our collection partners ments, system and procedural billion in 2016 to P817 mil- sion into the e-CS with PRN by emony; 18 ARBs with 28.9 to develop your agricultural
are in sync with our system to enhancements, and resource lion as of March 31, 2017. February 4, 2018, and March hectares from Jose Pangani- lands and be more productive
implement real-time posting of requirements for the imple- “Although we have managed 4, 2018 for all other banks,” ban; 12 ARBs with 29.32 hect- to improve your economic
contributions,” Dooc said. mentation of the e-CS to sup- to improve posting of member Dooc concluded. ares from San Lorenzo Ruiz; lives,” Pangilinan said. -DAR
More than 34 percent of the port continuous process im- loan payments, we are still not
happy with it so we are pushing
for process enhancements like
24K PAWNSHOP & JEWELRY STORE real-time posting,” he added.
Blk 7, Stalls 2 & 4 GF, NCPM Naga City Among the requirements
for this process enhancement
is for all employers and in-
AUCTION SALE on DECEMBER 8, 2017 dividual members, namely
of all unredeemed articles pledged from MAY self-employed, voluntary and
OFW members to register in
- JUNE 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
the My.SSS facility at the SSS
Published: NOVEMBER 26, 2017
The SSS shall generate the
initial electronic Contribution
Collection List (e-CL) for all
R. GUINHAWA PAWNSHOP regular and household employ-
Blk. 11, Stall 2, GF, NCPM, Naga City ers and Statement of Account
(SOA) for individual mem-
AUCTION SALE on DECEMBER 8, 2017 “By logging in to their
of all unredeemed articles pledged from MAY My.SSS account, employers
- JUNE 2017 at 9:00 a.m. will have access to their e-CLs,
BIKOL REPORTER and SOAs for individual mem-
Published: NOVEMBER 26, 2017 bers. The good thing about
this facility is that they can
review and edit their e-CL and
SOA details should there be
any changes," Dooc explained.
In the case of employers,
they can add newly hired em-
ployees and indicate separated
employees. For individual
members, they can change the
applicable period if they want
to make advance payments for
a year, and change the amount
of contribution if their monthly
earnings have increased or de-
Upon validation and con-
firmation of the e-CL or SOA,
the e-CS shall automatically
generate a Payment Reference
Number (PRN) that will be
used mandatorily by the em-

"Bahay Pag-asa" urged for LGUs

LEGAZPI CITY-- The DSWD Bicol called on the children from different forms an “Act Strengthening Justice cies and private organizations celebration include the Re-
Department of Social Wel- support of the local govern- of violence and exploita- System in the Philippines” also distributed shoes, which gional Interagency Commit-
fare and Development ments in time for the celebra- tion including illegal drugs, providing that each province was donated by Children In- tee (RIAC) and Regional
(DSWD) Bicol field office tion of the National Children’s aligned with the administra- and highly-urbanized city ternational Bicol Incorporat- Juvenile Justice and Welfare
has urged local government Month that commenced at the tion’s campaign against ille- shall be responsible for build- ed (CIBI), to the 62 children Committee (RJJWC) Video
units across the region to Regional Rehabilitation Cen- gal drugs. ing, funding and operating a in the center. Contest, Walk for a Child
establish their respective ter for Youth (RRCY) in Sor- Lyndra Villareal, Social Bahay Pag-Asa following the Joining the kick-off cel- Friendly Environment and
“Bahay Pag-asa”, a 24-hour sogon City early this month. Welfare Officer III and head standards set by DSWD and ebration were Children Inter- Regional Children and Ado-
child-caring institution that This year’s celebration of the RRCY, said that the Juvenile Justice and Welfare national Bicol Incorporated lescent Health and Develop-
offers short term residential carries the theme “Bata: Ilig- establishment of “Bahay Council (JJWC). (CIBI), Department of Inte- ment Congress spearheaded
care for children in conflict tas sa Droga” which upholds Pag-Asa” is consistent with In Sorsogon City, DSWD rior and Local Government by the Department of Health
with the law (CICL). the rights and protection of Republic Act (RA) 10630 or Bicol and other partner-agen- (DILG), Philippine National (DOH).
Police (PNP), Philippine A Fun Walk and Zumba
Coast Guard, Napolcom, will form part of the culmi-
National Anti-Poverty Com- nating activity to be held
mission (NAPC), Overseas on November 28 at Puro,
Workers Welfare Adminis- Legazpi City in partnership
tration (OWWA), Philippine with the Regional Juvenile
Statistics Authority (PSA), Justice And Welfare Com-
National Telecommunications mittee Bicol (RJJWC) which
Commission (NTC), National also celebrating its 6th Juve-
Commission for Indigenous nile Justice and Welfare Week
People (NCIP), Department Celebration with the theme
of Justice (DOJ), Sister of “ Mapagkalingang Hustisya
Mary, Provincial Social Wel- Ugaliin at Pagtibayin”.
fare and Development Offices Republic Act No. 10661
of Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, declares every November
CEPPIO Camarines Norte and the City as the National Children‟s
NAGA WINS BID Social Welfare and Develop- Month (NCM) which com-
Naga will host the 2018 Digital Cities Awards and the 2018 National ICT Summit in November with the help of the Department of
ment Office (CSWDO) of memorates the adoption of
Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the DILG and the National Information and Communications Technology
Confederation of the Philippines (NICP). Mayor Bongat attended the formal turnover of the hosting from 2017 host Cagayan Iriga. the Convention on the Rights
de Oro City headed by Mayor Oscar Moreno. He was joined , NICP National Vice Pres. Efren Daniel de Leon and City ITO Head Other activities that are of the Child by the United
Reuel Oliver. Naga was also adjudged as a finalist in the 6th National E-Gov Awards. lined-up for the month-long Nations General Assembly.