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     VOL. XXIII, NO. 14 BICOL, THE PHILIPPINES JANUARY 24-30, 2016 P5.00

    “ Di Na Natuto” : Heritageadvocate on Iriga LGU of fi cials

    DOLE-V steps up fight versus

    child labor in mining areas

    NATIONAL CULTURAL TREASURE JANWAND3RS.WORDPRESS.COMNational Museum has declared the Cagsawa Ruins in Daraga, Albay as national cultural

    treasure, the country’s highest designation for a cultural property.

    PIA FORUM JRM, PIA V/CAMARINES SURCOMELEC-Cam Sur spokesperson Alex Marpuri, Civil Service Commission (CSC)-CamSur Supervisor Jocelyn Marifosque and CamSur Police Provincial Of fice (CSPPO) Of ficer-in-

    Charge Walfredo Pornillos were the Guests of the [email protected] held on January 22, at t he Multi-Purpose Hall of t he CSPPO at Concepcion Grande, Naga City. The guests respectively

    discussed election-related issues, particularly on t he security measures and apprehensions of the on-going COMELEC Checkpoints, and the CSC resolution concerning government

    of ficials and employees "liking" and "sharing" on FB pages.

    By DANNY O. CALLEJA

    LEGAZPI CITY – The

    Department of Labor and

    Employment (DOLE) Bi-

    col regional of fice here on

    Thursday said its fight

    against child labor in the

    gold mining sites of Masbate

    and Camarines Norte is un-

    relenting.

    “Our war on child labor,

     particularly in gold panning

    sites of Masbate and Cama-

    rines Norte, is a continuing

    and unyielding campaign,”

    DOLE Regional Director Na-

    thaniel Lacambra said.

    He made the statement

    following a recent report re-

    leased by the Human Rights

    Watch (HRW) which revealed

    Dir. LACAMBRA

    NAGACITY - Amember

    of a heritage advocate group

    based here has lamented the

    failure of the local govern-

    ment of ficials of the City of

    Iriga to learn from its recent

    lesson on heritage preserva-

    tion.

    “ Di na natuto,” the advocate

    who requested anonymity said

    as he quoted the title of Gary

    Valenciano’s jazzy song, in re-

    lation to the recent decision of

    the Iriga LGU to demolish the

    old city hall in Iriga to give way

    to the supermarket giant, Pure-

    gold.

    He said the city govern-

    ment should have learned about

    heritage appreciation from the

    December declaration by the

     National Museum of the Barit

    Bridge in barangay Santiago as

    an important cultural property,

    which effectively stopped the

     plan of the city government to

    demolish it along the national

    government’s tourism program.

    Last week, the city govern-

    ment had given the go-signal

    for the demolition of the more

    than 70-year old structure fac-

    ing the iconic Rizal park.

    In the same week, four

     punong barangays of the city

    filed a petition with the National

    Commission for Culture and the

    Arts praying for the issuance of

    a cease-and-desist order.

    They argued that the old

    city hall is an important cul-

    tural property because it has a

    historical marker and that it is

    more than 50 years old accord-

    ing to Sec. 5 of R.A. 10066 or

    the National Cultural Heritage

    Act of 2009.

    As if to quell the opposition

    to the project, the city govern-

    ment recently posted a tarpaulin

    showing that the faça de of the

    old city hall will be maintained

    along contemporary a daptive

    reuse architectural practice.

    serious cases of child labor in

    these areas.

    Lacambra said his of fice

    has never backed down with

    its commitment to end child

    labor in the region’s mining

    sites despite the dif ficult chal-

    lenge.

    In its 35-page report, a

    copy of which obtained by the

    Philippine News Agency here

    recently, the HRW said “thou-

    sands of children in the Phil-

    ippines risk their lives every

    day mining gold.”

    Children work in unstable

    25-meter-deep pits that could

    collapse at any moment.

    They mine gold underwa-

    ter, along the shore, or in riv-

    ers, with oxygen tubes in their

    mouths and process gold with

    mercury, a toxic metal, risk-

    ing irreversible health damage

    from mercury poisoning, the

    report said.

    The HRW said that during

    an investigation in Camarines

     Norte and Masbate provinces,

    More traf fic lightsfor Naga readied  page 5

    WRECKING BALL TARGET

    The old city hall with its imposing neo-classical design now fenced in to giveway to a national grocery chain.

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    BIKOL REPORTER2 JANUARY 24-30, 2016OPINION

    From government service if you’re

    in it? Duh?

    Take it from a Civil Service

    Commission representative who

    guested in the recent PIA Forum in

    this city.She said: “Liking per se is not

    absolutely wrong, what is wrong is

    that when you start to share that

    particular page, when you try to

    distribute that particular page that

    will influence the view of your friends

    that’s the time that it b ecomes illegal.

    If you think it is not necessary to like

    a page you better not. You should

    be appropriate with your actions, be

    mindful of your actions.”

    If “liking ” and sharing what one likes

    in a particular candidate is already

    engaging, “directly or indirectly,

    in any electioneering or partisan

    political campaign,” as provided in

     Art. 4 of t he Phil ippi ne Cons titu tion ,

    then we can start looking around.

    Have we found ourselves in a timewarp back to the Marcosian years?

    Yet, we thought we had already

    deposed a dictator in 1986.

    The social media is a great equalizer,

    a democratic space where people

    can express their own thoughts,

    their preferences and share them to

    others.

    Sharing one’s preferences to as

    many friends in the social media

    is still freedom of expression, and

    curtailing that with the Damocletian

    threat of partisan politicking i s to use

    a Martial Law years term, backsliding

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    as “Singlish”.Until lately, as in the Philippines –

    gambling was shunned upon by theSingapore government! But casinosare now allowed within the city state.with big gambling centers in SentosaIsland and at the now fully developedMarina Business area. Singaporeanshave to pay S$l00 upon entry incasinos. Foreigners have to just showtheir passports as part of security.There are new structures within theMarina Center – highlighted by a giantferris wheel and two centers for plantdisplays.

    PHL SOVEREIGNTY: The SupremeCourt has approved the EnhancedDefense Cooperation Agreement(EDCA) with the United States of

     America. This is in addition to otherexisting “mutual” defense treatisesbetween the two countries. Four SC

     justices questioned the lack of Senateconcurrence of EDCA even as they saidthe provisions may lead to the loss ofour sovereignty since it allows the USAforces to construct buildings and tokeep defense materials in designatedareas.

    The dissenters may be right – if the

    (Atty. APA – chairs Acyatan & Co.,

    CPAs-DFK International – is past chair

    of ASEAN Federation of CPAs, PICPA

    past president and Hall-of-Famer,and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement

     Awardee).

    CITY STATE: I was in Singapore lastweek – visiting our closest partner (Ng& Lee, CPAs) in the DFK International

     Accountants and Consultantsaggrupation. The city state – with justover 5 million citizens – is the mosteconomically progressive nation in the

     ASEAN fold. It has changed so muchin the last two years characterized byits shift from technology and financialleadership goals towards becoming thebest and biggest “Fun” City in this partof the world.

    The new, additional infrastructuresare geared to maximize its tourisminflows – from first class hotels to worldclass tourists’ facilities. Sentosa Islandis the favorite visitors’ destination – withits Universal Studios, Underwater Showand Zoo – complemented by ResortsWorld Casino and Hotel. Touristsusually travel to the island by way of theaffordable cable car. Now, access tothe island facilities is available to thosecoming overland (including modest-priced, metered taxis and buses).

    SHOPPING: Products sold in mallsand department stores are mostlyimported – quality goods. There arealso those made in India. Eight percent of Singaporean citizens are ofIndian descent, and a similar percentare Malays, with the balance consistingof Chinese. Unlike those in HongKong, the chinese population therewant themselves to be known asSingaporeans – with their typical flairfor the English language characterized

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    ruling came at a time when China hasnot yet started encroaching on ourterritories in the Western PhilippineSea. Without US support, our legalskirmishes with bullying China –even if eventually successful –willmean “nothing” as we have no realpower to enforce our legal triumphs.The leftists among us should shouttheir voices hoarse to pray that theirsupposed chinese patron will justleave us and our territorial waters –alone!

    TERRORISM: This threat isreal and truly dangerous to our lifeand health. Beware whenever youare in metropolitan areas, more soin crowded centers frequented byforeigners, Always be alert – andwatchful of suspicious people andsituations. Report to authoritiesunnatural things you may see –like unidentified bags left in certainplaces. Going to malls withoutdefined purposes could be bad foryour health. Better stay at home and

     just watch your favorite “teleserye”. At the Singapore airport gate for

    our trip back to Manila – I warnedmy companions and their friends tostay together, away from suspiciouslooking foreigners. Thanks to God

     – our Cebu Pacific Airways planehas no first and business classseats- so all of us were bunched inthe economy section. From what Ihave read, most of the recent victimsof terrorist attacks are Caucasians!Explosives are directed “to whom itmay concern”- so always stay awayfrom crowds.

    PSALM: Our God is a God who

    saves; escape from death is always

    in our Lord’s hands!

    the gun ban and prevent any violence

    related to the upcoming 2016 polls.No person is allowed to carry or

    transport firearms or other deadlyweapons in public places such asstreets, parks, buildings, and privatevehicles.

    People licensed to possess orcarry firearms are also covered bythis prohibition, except for those whoget hold of a written authority from theComelec.

    Motorists are expected to submitthemselves to checkpoints which areessential to ensure peaceful elections.

     And having been proven an effectivetool in crime prevention time and again,checkpoints are also most welcome toa lot of people.

    But there are certain limitations inthe conduct of these checkpoints thatmotorists should be made aware of toprotect them from possible abuses ofcorrupt law enforcers.

    We have heard o f suchmaltreatments during checkpointsin past election periods and wouldnot want people to experience themagain.

    Remember that motorists need notstep out of their vehicles or subjectthemselves to physical search unlessa crime was committed or is beingcommitted involving the subject vehicleor its driver.

     Also, they cannot be compelledto open the car’s doors, trunk, glovecompartment or bags. Law enforcersare only allowed to conduct a visualsearch of the vehicle.

    Comelec checkpoints should not belocated in dark corners and manned byauthorities in civilian clothes. Instead,motorists should immediately seethat they are headed to a checkpointcomplete with proper lights and signs,with members of the police or militaryin proper uniform and identificationtags.

    If these “Guidel ines on theEstablishment of Checkpoints” asindicated by the law are not properlyfollowed, motorists should report it tothe authorities right away.

    Bear in mind that rules are madeto be followed by everyone, be theycivilians or men in uniform.

    * * *SHORT BURSTS. For comments

    or reactions, email [email protected] or tweet @Side_View. Readcurrent and past issues of this columnat http://www.tempo.com.ph/category/opinion/firing-line/

    The Daily Tribune dated Jan. 15, 2016reported that Pres. Benigno S. Aquinovetoed the bill that would increase thepension of 1.9 million SSS members byP2,000 saying the SSS will be bankruptin 2029 if it will spend P56B for this.

    Sen. Cynthia Villar, author of the billfinds the reason unacceptable becauseit is still in 2029. They could find a wayin making this agency efficient. Themerit of the bill and help it instead wereoverlooked.

    Sen. Ralph Recto said if the Presidentfinds P2,000 very high, he may considerP1,000 per pensioner.

    The government has billions ofsavings, PAGCOR money and P42.8billion SSS investment reserve fund.

    This veto of the President shows lackof compassion to the poor pensioners.

    If VP Binay is President, I believe hewill grant this because he is pro-poor.

    His record as mayor of Makati Cityshows his concern and care for seniorcitizens.

    *****The following column of Robert B.

    Roque Jr. in the Tempo dated Jan. 14,2016 is informative of the citizens rightsat checkpoints.

     As the 120- day elect ion perio dstarted last Sunday, the Commissionon Elections (Comelec) also beganenforcing a nationwide gun ban set tolast until June 8, 2016.

    The police and the military havealready set up checkpoints under thesupervision of the Comelec to implement

    Pres. Aquino vetoed bill t hat will i ncrease SSSPensions and Citizens Rights at Checkpoints

    NENITAFUENTEBELLA-PEÑONES

    FROM

    MY 

     WINDOW 

    BIKOL REPORTER 7JANUARY 24-30, 2016

    RABIES REDUCTIONThe Naga City government through the City Veterinarian Of fice and the Naga City Health Boardorganized a Rabies Summit where Punong barangays, barangay chairpersons on health, and

    barangay health workers gathered to unif y efforts in combating th e rabies disease.

    DepEd Sorsogon to get P8-Mtemporary classroomsBy Connie B. Destura

    LEGAZPI CITY -- The

    province of Sorsogon will

    have 134 temporary learn-

    ing spaces (TLS) worth

    Php8 million which will be

    initially constructed in 56

    schools located in 13 towns,

    a Department of Education

    Sorsogon Schools Division

    Of fice staff said Thursday.Joseph John J. Perez,

    SSDO information of ficer,

    said a memorandum issued by

    DepEd Sorsogon Schools Di-

    vision Superintendent Loida

     Nidea revealed that almost all

    the municipalities in Sorso-

    gon will benefit from the TLS,

    except for Juban, based on the

    list generated by the DepEd

    Central Of fice which selected

    the beneficiary schools.

    Perez said the TLS is one

    simple structure made of

    wood, plywood and galva-

    nized iron roofing designed

     by the DepEd which is con-

    structed as a temporary class-

    room in schools affected by

    calamities.

    This structure was first

    introduced in Albay last year

    when the province was affect-

    ed by the volcanic activities of

    Mt. Mayon, he said.

    Based on the latest Rapid

    Assessment of Damages Re-

     port (RADAR) of DepEd

    Sorsogon, 401 out of its 530

    total schools, elementary and

    secondary combined, reported

    damages in their classrooms

    caused by Typhoon “Nona”

    that ravaged the province onDec. 14, 2015.

    Totally damaged class-

    rooms reached 560 while 948

    classrooms incurred major

    damages, the report further

    revealed.

    Meanwhile, DepEd Un-

    dersecretary for Finance and

    Administration Reynaldo An-

    tonio Laguda issued a memo-

    randum instructing that the

    funds for TLS can only be

    utilized for the procurement

    of materials, supplies and la-

     bor for the construction of the

    structure.

    “All division DRRM co-

    ordinators should ensure sub-

    mission of the TLS monitor-

    ing template, (and) regionalDRRM coordinators are re-

    quired to monitor the progress

    of TLS procurement and con-

    struction by ensuring that all

    divisions submit the necessary

    documents on time, complete

    and accurate,” Laguda said.

    it interviewed 65 child miners

    about their work in artisanal

    and small-scale gold mines.

    The children described

    how they were terrified when

    climbing down shafts or diving

    into pits and they complained

    about the health effects of the

    work, such as back pain, skin

    infections, and muscle spasms

    consistent with symptoms of

    DOLE-V STEPS UP FIGHT VERSUS CHILD LABOR IN MINING AREAS . . .

    mercury poisoning.

    The HRW also interviewed

    witnesses to a fatal mining

    accident, in which a 17-year-

    old boy and his adult brother

    were asphyxiated in a deep pit

    mine in September 2014, the

    report said.

    Further, the report said, the

    government of the Philippines

    has not done nearly enough to

     protect children from the haz-

    ards of child labor in small-

    scale gold mining as although it

    has ratified treaties and enactedlaws to combat the worst forms

    of child labor, it has largely

    failed to implement them.

    The government, the report

    noted, barely monitors child

    labor in mining and does not

     penalize employers or with-

    draw children from these dan-

    gerous work environments.

    “While the government has

    taken some important steps to

    ensure education for all, the

    number of out-of-school chil-

    dren working in gold mines re-

    mains a concern. Mining and

    environmental regulations for

    small-scale mines—including

    a March 2015 ban on mercury

    use and underwater mining— 

    have gone unenforced, despite

    the government’s promise to

    reduce mercury and to make

    mining beneficial for the popu-

    lation,” it said.

    The government’s lack of

    concrete action reflects not

    only insuf ficient staff and tech-

    nical capacity, but also a lack

    of political will by national and

    local of ficials to take measures

    that will not be well-received

     by the local population in im-

     poverished areas, or by mine

    owners and traders that rely

    on child labor, according to the

    HRW report.

    With regard to mining, itsuggested the government

    should support the creation

    of a legal, regulated, child-

    labor-free, small-scale gold

    mining sector that helps rural

    families thrive as well as ratify

    and implement the Minamata

    Convention, notably by intro-

    ducing mercury-free process-

    ing methods and taking special

    steps to protect children from

    mercury.

    “Others, too, should act to

    end child labor in this sector.

    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipi-

    nas buys gold from local trad-

    ers and exports it, but has no

     process in place to check the

    conditions in which the gold

    has been mined,” it added.

    With such report, Lacambra

    said, DOLE-Bicol dispatched

    two composite teams immedi-

    ately after hearing about it for

    verification purposes and in

    order to plan and facilitate its

    continuous intervention.

    Moreover, he said, weeks

    after the HRW report, ma-

     jor interventions such as the

    orientation on Republic Act

    (RA) 9231 and programs and

    services particularly on liveli-

    hood grant were conducted by

    his of fice to the parents, child

    laborers and local of ficials in

    the municipalities of Labo andJose Panganiban, Camarines

     Norte.

    RA9231 is an act providing

    for the elimination of the worst

    forms of child labor and af-

    fording stronger protection for

    the working child, amending

    for this purpose RA7610 oth-

    erwise known as the Special

    Protection of Children Against

    Child Abuse, Exploitation and

    Discrimination.

    Pledges of commitment on

    the parts of parents and local

    government of ficials to stop

    once and for all child labor in

    the area were also solicited and

    the feedbacks were positive,

    Lacambra said.

    “So far, we saw that the

     parents understood the law and

    the dangers of child labor in

    mining. We are happy that the

    LGUs concerned gave their

    commitment and support to

    the program,” DOLE assistant

    regional director Maria Karina

    Trayvilla said.

    She said members of the

    Barangay Council for the

    Protection of Children in Ca-

    marines Norte’s Labo, Jose

    Panganiban and Paracale, all

    gold-rich towns notorious in

    gold panning operations, have

     been tapped by DOLE in the

    continuous monitoring of childlabor incidents in the small-

    scale mining areas.

    For Masbate where records

    show there were around 20,000

    working children mostly en-

    gaged in small-scale mining,

     particularly in the gold-rich

    town of Aroroy, Lacambra

    said a DOLE program that pro-

    vided focused, converged, and

    therefore, synchronized strate-

    gies to effectively address the

     problem had already been put

    in place.

    Such program, he said add-

    ed more help in education to

    child laborers by way of pro-

    viding them school transporta-

    tion allowance, school supplies

    and uniforms, meal provisions

    and livelihood opportunities

    for their parents.

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    NAME OF DECEASED DATE OF INTERMENT

    DECEMBER 7, 2015 JOVITAB. CLUBLEY

    DECEMBER 12, 2015 HONORATO B. PASCO

    DECEMBER 12, 2015 MAIDEN H. BALDEMOR

    DECEMBER 13, 2015 RAUL D. SIBAYAN

    DECEMBER 15, 2015 HILARION B. BONGAPAT

    DECEMBER 17, 2015 YANACHELSY S. NERIC

    DECEMBER 20, 2015 LUISAM. BABELONIA

    DECEMBER 21, 2015 JOSE D. PARCO

    DECEMBER 20, 2015 EDUARDO C. SEVA

    DECEMBER 20, 2015 ROBERT T. QUIEN

    DECEMBER 26, 2015 MARION MIKE V. ALAMER

    DECEMBER 26, 2015 ESIDERIAT. ARRIOLA

    DECEMBER 28, 2015 ANACLETO C. COLAWAY

    FOR DECEM ERFOR DECEMBER

    Republic of the Philippines

    LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICEProvince: Camarines Sur 

    City/Municipality: Libmanan

    NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

    CCE-0089-2015 R.A. 10172

    In compliance with the publication requirement andpursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No.  2013-1Guidelines in the Implementation of the AdministrativeOrder No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Noticeis hereby served to the public that BERNARDO AKLANDECIN has filed with this Of fice, a Petition for correctionof entry in BIRTH from “NOV. 10, 1960” to “AUG. 20,1960”  in the certificate of live birth of BERNARDO AKLANDESIN at Libmanan, Camarines Sur and whose parentsare AGUINALDO DESIN and FELICIANA AKLAN.

     Any person adversely affected by said petition mayfile his written opposition with this of fice not later thanFebruary 6, 2016.

      (Sgd.) EMILIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO  Municipal Civil Registrar 

    BIKOL REPORTER

    Published: January 24 and 31, 2016

    EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SALE

    Notice is hereby given that the HEIRS/SELLERS are thelegal and sole heirs of Sps. JOSE B. BELASON who diedon 12 Feb. 2007 at San Isidro, Naga City, Cam Sur andCIRCONCISION SOLINA BELASON who died on 24 April2014 at Naga City; left a parcel of agricultural land situatedin San Isidro, Naga City covered by TCT No. 1005; theHEIRS/SELLERS for and in consideration of the amountof TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND (P250,000.00)pesos only, payment in full is hereby acknowledged fromthe BUYERS Sps. Frederic S. Pandes and Michelle BicalPandes, both of legal age, Filipino and with residence a Blk.5, Lot 30, Como St., Camella Homes, Naga City, herebySELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY by way of Absolute Salethe described parcel of land; as acknowledged by NotaryPublic Atty. Mila Raquid-Arroyo, Doc. No. 169, Page No.9, Book No. XV, Series of 2015.

    Bikol Reporter Published: Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7, 2016

    DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

    OF ESTATE OF THE LATE EUSEBIO

    REVILLA AMOMA

    Notice is hereby given that the named parties arethe sole heirs/children of the late EUSEBIO REVILLA

     AMOMA who died last December 19, 2015 at the Om-bao Polpog, Bula, Camarines Sur, leaving no Will orTestament and no known debts, left a certain amountat the United Coconut Planters Bank, Pili Branch asevidenced of his passbook; that for reason of his deaththe surviving children/heirs of Eusebio Revilla Amomabecomes the common owners of the subject depositsas acknowledged by Notary Public Atty. Reynaldo L.Herera, Doc. No. 34, Page No. 8 Book No. 92, Seriesof 2015

    BIKOL REPORTERPublished: Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7, 2016

    Let us a  l  help our c  i    y a happy   and beau   t    ful place to live in.

    address the proper manage-ment and fertilization of old

    coffee and cacao trees in the

    region.

    DA Public Information

    Of ficer Emily Bordado said

    in an interview that the de-

     partment is crafting plans

    to ensure that production of

    HVC in the region will im-

     prove by expanding planting

    sites for cacao, sweet potato,

    coffee, pineapple and gabi.

    In a press release, DA dis-

    closed that to achieve these

    targets, the programs will

     provide interventions such

    as seed production for buf-

    fer stocking, planting materi-

    als and production facilities

    like nursery, rain shelter, and

    scion grove.

    DA will also provide

    small-scale irrigation, pro-

    duction equipment/machiner-

    ies, market-related activitiesand extension support.

    Imperial also shared that

    the program’s priorities will

    include advancement of ef-

    ficiency level of farm op-

    eration and management,

    enhancement of productiv-

    ity and production of prior-

    ity commodities, compliance

    with export protocols and

    standards, linked HVC to lo-

    cal and international markets

    and ensure steady supply and

     prices of primary commodi-

    ties.

    The High Value Crops De-

    velopment Program is one of

    the banner programs of DA.

    It endeavors to address the

    country’s concern on food

    security, poverty alleviation

    and sustainable growth while

    sustaining the production of

    high value crops.

    DA SETS EYE ON HIGH VALUE . . .

    LGU Naga bares Outstanding Barangay CouncilsBy ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY

    NAGA CITY --- Baran-

    gays Concepcion Peqeuna,

    Dayangdang and Pacol were

    given accolades during the

    first Outstanding Sangguni-

    ang Barangay Awards held

    Saturday, at the Avenue Con-

    vention Center, here.

    Barangay Concepcion

    Pequena received P1M worth

    of projects after being ad-

     judged as the most outstanding

     barangay in Naga City duringthe search, edging 26 other

    competitors who are also vy-

    ing for the said recognition.

    A brainchild of Naga City

    Vice Mayor Nelson S. Lega-

    cion, the award endeavors to

    acknowledge and give ap-

     preciation to barangay coun-

    cils that have excelled in their

     performance as legislators and

    have fostered transparence,

    good governance and have en-

    couraged participation from its

    constituents.

    Second and 3rd place

    went to Barangays Dayang-

    dang and Pacol awarded with

     plaques and P750,000.00 and

    P500,000.00 worth of projects,

    respectively.

    Mayor John Bongat stated

    that the Award is a giant leap to

    the future of a better service in

    the barangay. He went back to

    the best quote of former Mayor

    Jesse Robredo, saying “the

    most important ingredient of

    leadership is character.” Bon-

    gat added that the Sangguni-

    ang Award will definitely give

    awards to barangays that have

    defined a character of public

    service to its constituents.

    “This is important to the

    life of every Barangay Council

     because this is an innovation

     – this is the first time that weare holding the Sangguniang

    Barangay Awards. This will

    definitely challenge the capa-

     bilities of the Barangay Coun-

    cil to be at par with the best

    Barangay Councils, if not the

     best Barangay Councils in the

    entire Philippines.”

    Legacion shared how they

    were inspired by the EN-

    ABL2E Program that was

    launched 20 months ago that

    gave way to the birth of the 1st

    Outstanding Sangguniang Ba-

    rangay Awards.

    Empowerment and Ad-

    vancement of Barangay on Lo-

    cal Legislation or ENABL2E

     program in April 2014 thru Or-

    dinance 2014-008, endeavors

    to improve the capabilities and

     proficiencies of barangay of-

    ficials, particularly those who

    are involved in crafting poli-

    cies and set directions for their

    constituents.

    Department of Interior and

    Local Government (DILG) Re-

    gional Director Elouisa Pastor

    who was invited to grace the

    awarding, hailed the said ini-

    tiative and hopes that it would

    encourage other local govern-

    ment units in line with the pro-

    motion of good governance.

    Camarines Sur 3rd District

    Representative Leni Robredo,

    in spite of her busy schedule

    took time to attend the said

    awarding ceremony and em-

     phasized that the awards should

    not only promote the recogni-

    tion that goes with it but the

    inspiration it would impart to

    their constituents.

    Robredo announced that she

    filed a barangay reform bill in

    Congress and already received

    words from DBM and DILG a

    week ago that the bill has been

    finalized.

    2015 SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY AWARDS A brain child of Naga City Vic e Mayor Nel son S. L egacio n, thefirst Outstanding Sangguniang Barangay Awards was heldSaturday, January 16, 2016 at the Avenue Convention Center,Naga City. This year's awardees are: 1st place - ConcepcionPequeña; 2nd and 3rd place went to Barangays Dayangdangand Pacol awarded with plaques and P1,000,000.00,P750,000.00 and P500,000.00 worth of projects, respectively.

    S of Concepcion PequeñaSB of Concepcion Pequeña

    S of DayangdangSB of Dayangdang

    S of PacolSB of Pacol

    BIKOL REPORTER 3JANUARY 24-30, 2016

    GATA MASSACRE PRESSCONCounselfor the victims andthe Punong Barangay of Gataanswer questions fromthe localmedia on

    the status of the case of the four small-scale miners killed in 2014.(fpj)

    “ Kahit Konting Pagtingin,”

    Brgy. Gata PB asks De LimaNAGA CITY - Quoting

    the title of a Ric Segretosong, the village chief of

    Barangay Gata in Caramo-an has called on senatorial

    candidate Laila de Lima to

    take a second look at thekilling of four small-scale

    miners on March 22, 2014,

    in what has now come to be

    known as the Gata Massa-cre.

    “Kahit kunting pagtingin, pakisuri ninyo muli ang

    kaso,” Punong Barangay

    Mercy Sueno said during a press conference l ast week

    at the Ecotel here, calling for

     justice to the victims in themassacre.

    She was particularly con-

    cerned with the exclusion of

    Francisco “Eco” Tria among

    the respondents in the recent

    order by Department of Jus-tice.

      Tria, the team leader of

    the Sagip Kalikasan TaskForce(SKTF) created by Ex-

    ecutive Order No. 04-001 on

    September 6, 2004 by thenGovernor Luis Raymund F.

    Villafuerte, was among thosenamed by the Commission on

    Human Rights V(CHR V) in

    its final investigation reportdated May 22, 2014 on the

    killing of Julio R. Labiano,

    Rene R. Labiano, SalemE.Virtuz and Jesse A. Bron-

    dia.

    Sueno also called onDe Lima to make good her

     promise that she will see to it

    that justice will be given the

    victims.

    “Kayo po ang nagbigay saakin ng lakas na lumaban da-

    hil sabi n’yo po nang dumu-

    log ako sa inyong tanggapanay ‘Fight’,” she recalled.

    During the press confer-

    ence, Atty. Cesar Baluyot,the counsel for the victims,

    opined that the determinationwhether a witness has the ca-

     pacity to identify a particular

     person through hand-heldradio is a matter that should

     properly be made during a

    trial. He was commenting onthe decision of USec. Baraan

    to drop the name of Tria on

    the ground that the witnesscould not have the certainty

    to identify a person through

    his voice on the radio.In the CHR report, witness

    Elmer Labiano identified Tria

    as the voice on the radio “in-structing his members to

    leave the place and prepare

    the boat.”

    In a prepared press state-

    ment, the Justice 4 Gata

    Movement said that they “are

    outraged that the perpetrators

    of this horrible crime have

    not been brought to justice

    until now despite the treach-

    erous nature of the killingsand the suf ficient amount of

    evidence proving their roles

    in the murders. They vic-

    tims were having dinner after

    work when they were held at

    gunpoint and shot point blank

    in the head by agents of the

    SKTF. Sadly, only two men,

    Joel Breso and Sevillano Es-

     pares Jr., will be facing pros-

    ecution.

    In the same CHR V report,

    the other respondents named

    included Florencio Vargas y

    Venas, Jonah Bolima y Bra-

    gais, Saetiel Pielago y Buen,

    Luis Palaganas Jr. y Cleto,

    Angelo Refran y Enciso and

    several other John Does.

    “We are truly concerned

    that the killings may be a

    manifestation that a culture

    of violence is escalating in

    Camarines Sur where, in

     pursuit of economic gainhelpless citizens are summar-

    ily executed,” the statement

    added.

    HEALING PRIEST  ALEX B. BUSTAMANTERev. Fernando Suarez, known as the “ Healing Priest” performed his healing ritest at the St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Bula, Camarines Sur.

    FUN-FILLED DAYChildren from the Missionaries of the Poor were treated to a fun-filled day of games and laugh ter when employees of SCMC ofSM City Naga, together with Santa Claus and Chipmunk Mascots surprised them with sumptuous snacks, loot bags and the

    SM Bears of Joy last December 16. 2015 at the SM Food Court. The kids were also treated to a free movie “The Little Prince”at the SM Cinema. The activity is part of the Employee Volunteerism Program dubbed as Chri sSMiles.

    CamSur PESO conductslocal recruitment activity

     IT courses in demand,

     Japanese language

     preferred 

    The provincial govern-

    ment of Camarines Sur with

    Gov. Migz Villafuerte at the

    helm under the auspices of

    the CamSur Employment

    Center (CSEC) or popularly

    known as CamSur PESO incoordination with Advance

    World System (AWS) will

    conduct a Local Recruit-

    ment Activity (LRA) on

    January 27, 2016 from 1:00

    PM until 5:00 PM at the

    CamSur Trade and Invest-

    ment Center, BMC Road,

    Panganiban Drive, Naga

    City for position as AC-

    TION Programmer Train-

    ees to be deployed in Ma-

    nila and Cebu.

    Successful candidates

    shall undergo a four (4)-

    month intensive training

    covering Japanese Lan-

    guage, Business Basics,

    General IT Concepts and

    Latest Technologies. Suc-

    cessful completion of the

    training automatically leads

    to employment.

    Interested applicantsmust possess the following

    qualifications: graduating

    student or recent graduate

    of a 4 or 5-year IT related

    course (CS, CoE, IT, ECE,

    MIS); knowledgeable in

    C/C++ or JAVA Program-

    ming; knowledgeable in

    Open Source Technolo-

    gies, Web Programming,

    MS.Net, Visual Basic,

    Assembly or TCP/IP Pro-

    gramming is an advantage;

    PhilNITs certification and

    skill in Japanese language

    shall be an advantage.

    Applicants must bring

    the following requirements:

    comprehensive resume with

    detailed job description

    with 2x2 photo in decent

    attire; two (2) pieces 2x2

    and 1x1 pictures; original

    and photocopy of schoolcredentials (Form 137, Di-

     ploma, and Transcript of

    Records).

    For more details and

    other pertinent information,

    the CamSur Employment

    NEW YEAR, NEW JOBSCamSur Gov. Migz Villafuerte and the provincial gov ernmentof Camarines Sur thru the CamSur Employment Center

    (CSEC) welcomed 2016 with new job opportunities for Qatar,

    UAE. - jmts/abearcilla/rbmjr.

    Center may be reached at

    telephone 054-4775858/

    4777468/ 09198775952 or

    may be visited at their of-

    fice located at the 2nd Floor,

    Capitol Main Bldg, Capitol

    Complex, Cadlan, Pili, Ca-

    marines Sur or better check

    out their email address and

    Facebook account: cam-

    su [email protected] .com.

     JMTS/MMEC with reports

     from CamSur PESO

  • 8/20/2019 Bikol Reporter January 24 - 30, 2016 Issue

    4/4

    BIKOL REPORTER4 JANUARY 24-30, 2016HALO-HALO

    Take a bow, Bowie and Amir i!

    Dis*Karte*Kusyon*Kurso

    FRANK PEÑONES JR.

    involves taking a finished line of textand cutting it into pieces – usuallywith just one or two word on eachpiece. The resulting pieces are thenrearranged to create a brand newtext.”

     An istilong ini may katampad mansa visual arts, halimbawa sa istilo kanDada na naging sikat kan Dekada20 asin magin sa kontemporaryong“appropriation” style nin pagpipinturana sako man ginagamit sa sakongarte asin sa sakong mga rawit-dawit.

     An mga rawit-dawit ni Amiri Barakao dating Le Roi Jones, mahihilingannin hararom na koneksyon samusikang Afrikano asin jazz.Halimbawa ini:

    “I can pray/all day/& God/won’tcome./But if I call/911/The Devil/ behere/in a minute!” (Monday in B-Flat)

    Salamat sa musika, sa arte, sasaindong duwa. Kanpai!

    Udoy na si duwa sa Great Beyond.Enot si Davie Bowie, na si kantangSpace Oddity nagdangog ko kan yaonako sa punto na an sakong interesiyo an mga UFO, Eric Von Daniken,si Nazca lines, Perry Reis map. Ininghuri, na magigibo lang talaga ninsaro na yaon sa sarong naglalayogna lunadan, spaceship halimbawa,nagpapagiromdom sako kan enot nalinya kan Space Oddity: Ground controlto Major Tom/take your protein pills/andput your helmet on.”

    Pagentra ni Bowie sa eksena kanmusika kan Dekada 70, talagang agaw-eksena siya. Naenot siya kira AnneLenox o si Alice Cooper sa androgynouslook. Saro ini kan genius nya, anperformance bilang saro man na visualspectacle. An saro pang kontribusyonniya sa kontemporaryong musika iyo anpaagi kan saiyang pagsusurat nin kanta.Inaapod niya ining cut-up technique,

    bakong cut-and-paste, ta minatabaslang siya nin sarong linya halimbawasa nakasurat nang rawit-dawit danganisasalak ini sa iba pang arog man kadtosi saiyang ginibo. Sa sarong interview sasarong music magazine pigpalawanagniya an istilong ini: “Cut-up is a literarytechnique designed to add an elementof chance to the creative process. It

    HOMAR MURILLO

     TIP OF ANICEBERG

    Email: [email protected]

    DiwataSa popular na mitolohiyang Pilipino, an sarong diwata tipikal

    na iniminahinar na sarong klaseng engkanto na magayonna babae. An mga diwata tinutubodan man na ugwangmisteryosong kakayahan na tawan nin katupdan an mgapangaturugan asin kamawotan kan mga marhay na tawo. Inisiguro an dahilan kun tano Diwata-1 an ipinangaran sa pinakainot na pang-agham na satellite kan Pilipinas. Ini na ginibo kansarong grupo nin mga siyentistang Pilipino sa DOST-AdvancedScience and Technology Institute (ASTI) asin kan University ofthe Philippines (UP).

     An nasabing satellite ugwang manlaenlaen na instrumentona iyo an mga minasudod: High Precision Telescope (HPT),Space-borne Multispectral Imager (SMI) with Liquid CrystalTunable Filter (LCTF), and the Wide Field Camera (WFC), andone engineering payload, the Middle Field Camera (MFC).

     An mga i nstrumentong nabanggit makakatabang sa pag-iwas asin pagmanehar nin mga kalamidad. Pwede iningmagamit sa pag-aram kan direksyon asin rikas kan bagyo. Iniman magagamit sa mas tamang pagkalkula nin mga danyos nadara kan bagyo o anuman na natural na kalamidad arog kanpagtuga kan bulkan. Dakula man an pakinaban kan satellitesa pag-kolekta nin mga importanteng datos manungod saagrikultura, kamugtakan kan mga kadlagan asin sa pagprotektakan satong pang-nasyonal na siguridad.

     An Diwata-1 ugwang kakayahan na magkua nin 3,500 namga litrato sa kada aldaw. Ini mga litrato na halangkaw anresolusyon. Pwedeng mahiling an mga pagbabago sa panahon(weather) asin sa mga detalye kan kadagaan kan Pilipinas.Halimbawa, pwede kaining maipaheling an sarong kasulo sasarong kadlagan. Pinaplano kan DOST na ara-aldaw man namaipublikar sa saindang website an mga litrato na makukuakan Diwata-1.

    Magagamit kan mga siyentistang Pilipino an Diwata-1

    para mabantayan asin maaraman nin amay an epekto kanEl Niño phenomenon sa agrikultura. Sa arog kaining paagi,makakapagplanong tultol manungod sa kun anong pananoman dapat itanom. Mas makakapagplano man nin tultol an mgalokal na gobyerno na nakabase sa mga datos na makokolektakan Diwata-1.

    Inaasahan na papalupadon sa kalawakan an pinaka-inot naartipisyal na satellite kan Pilipinas ngonyan na maabot n a Abril2016. Ini sa pagtutumabang kan Japan Aerospace Exploration

     Agency (JAXA). Ini saro lang sa mga planong palayogon nasatellites kan Pilipinas sa pakikipagtabangan kan mga Hapon.Kinakalkula na P324.8 milliones ($7.3 million) an magagastoskan satuyang gobyerno sa laog nin tulong taon sa proyektongini. Dagdag na P515.92 milliones ($11.6 million) an sisimbagonkan Tohoku and Hokkaido Universities.

    Ugwang mga grupo nin mga kritiko na garo makikitidan alimantak na nagsasabi na bako daang praktikal namagkaugwa kita nin sadiri tang satellite. Alagad dae nindamasyadong maintindihan an dakulang potensyal kaini namagbukas nin manlaenlaen na oportunidad arog halimbawakan posibilidan na magkaugwa nin lokal asin pribadongindustriya na pagrurogaring kan mga Pilipino na maproducirnin siring na teknolohiya. Matatawan kaini nin motibayon anbagong henerasyon nin mga Pilipinong siyentista asin mganegosyante na mapauswag an satong nasyon.

    Panahon naman na makalamag kita sa mga asensadongmga nasyon. An Diwata-1 an pwedeng mkatao sato ninkatupdan kan haloy ta nang minamawot bago sa paagi ninmahika kundi sa paagi kan siyensya.

    Bikol L iterary Tilt Resurrects

    PILI, Camarines Sur

    --- The 8th edition of the

    Premyo Tomas Arejola

    sa Literaturang Bikolnon

    (PTALB) will showcase

    anew the best literary

    works of Bicolanos in Bikol

    language this 2016.

    PTALB chair Carlos Are-

     jola, a prolific and renowned

    writer himself, hopes thatthe competition will pro-

    mote Bicol culture through

    literary works and writings.

    “I hope that the PTALB,

    a private initiative, will con-

    tinue to contribute in the

     blossoming of Bikol litera-

    ture, with wider adherence

    for Bikol writing, and ulti-

    mately, engender a deeper

    appreciation of our history,

    culture, and heritage,” Are-

     jola added.

     New and unpublished

    works in the following

    genres are eligible for the

    competition: Osipon (fic-

    tion), Saysay (essay), Halipot

    na Pasali na Pan-entablado

    (one-act play), Rawitdawit

    (poetry), and Osipon na

    Pan-aki (story for children).

    Entries must show literary

    merit, social significance,and tackling issues relevant

    to Bikol realities.

    Osipon and Saysay en-

    tries must be at least 10

     pages in length but should

    not exceed 15 pages. Infor-

    mal, personal essays about

    the Bicolano way of life are

     preferred. Halipot na Pasali

    na Pan-entablado must be

    at least 15 pages or of suf-

    ficient length to approximate

    a performing time of at least

    thirty minutes.

    Rawitdawit entries onthe other hand must consist

    of at least seven poems but

    not more than ten poems and

    Osipon na Pan-aki entries

    must be at least 7 pages but

    must not exceed 10 pages.

    Entries with a plot and nar-

    rative suitable for an illus-

    trated storybook of at least

    30 pages are also preferred.

    Winners in the five (5)

    categories will be honored

    at the “Limang Pinakam-

    ababansay na Obrang Pan-

    literatura sa Taon 2016”, a

    ceremony commemorating

    the Pambansang Buwan ng

    Panitikang Filipino in April

    2016. The winners will each

    receive a Diploma of Merit,

    the Premyo Tomas Arejola

    Medallion and P5,000.The grand prize winner

    will receive an additional

    cash prize of P7,000.00 and

    will be named Parasurat kan

    Taon (Writer of the Year).

    “We are enjoining ev-

    eryone to be a part of the

    region’s premiere literary

     prize- the PTALB, and be

    included in the roster of the

     best writers in Bicol. This

    is our chance to let everyone

    know how rich and grandi-

    ose our heritage is. This is a

    celebration of a culture that

    is uniquely ours!,' he said.

    Interested writers may

    send their entries at Pre-

    [email protected]

    com with the follow-

    ing email subject format:

    PremyoArejola__ (Example: Premyo

    Arejola_rawitdawit_Juan

    de la Cruz). For inquiries,

     please contact the PTALB

    Secretariat at the Pintakasi

    kan Literaturang Bikolnon

    Facebook Page. Deadline

    of submission of entries is

    March 25, 2016. - MAL/ 

     LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur

    # Don’t be serious – every new thing is kind of scary, sowhen you have to stand up and teach math it can be a littleintimidating at first, try not to frown or look to serious. It willdiscourage the students and they will afraid of you.

    # Involve the students, encourage them to work in group.In this way they can have a study partner and feel comfortablewith one another and learn to trust each other.

    # There is no teaching without control of your class. It isbetter to fall behind by a day or two early in a year to addressdiscipline, then to have an uphill battle all year over behavior.

    # To motivate students, give them rewards for both goodacademic and good effort.

    # Do your best to be fair to students. You will earn theirrespect this way.

    # The best motivator all is connecting math to the real worldsituation. For example, when teaching the metric system, letthe students bring empty cartons and bottle from their kitchen.

    # Make your lesson interesting, use everyday examples tohold their attention. Math can get very boring when the samepattern are followed every day.

    # Be prepared- preparation is of the essence. Take time ev-ery day to prepare for the following days lesson. This will paytremendous rewards as you can them give your full attention to

    the subject at hand.# Rest when possible- teaching is hardwork, make time to

    rest. If you are stressed out you cannot give your best.

    Reminders to the teachersteaching mathematics

    By MYRNA F. ABORDE

    Iriga City

    AUTISM WALKThe Autism Society of the Philippines and SM Naga celebrated the annual autism awareness program, began in 2009 inpartnership with SM Cares, the CSR arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc., with a walk along the c ity streets participated by SPEDteachers and Mayor John G. Bongat

    BIKOL REPORTER 5JANUARY 24-30, 2016

    CSC EXAM PASSERS JRM, PIA V/CAMARINES SURThe Civil Service Commission (CSC)-Camarines Sur distributed certi ficates to successful

    passers of t he Civil Service Examination-Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT), January 21, 2016at the Metro Naga Water District (MNWD), Naga City. Ms. Sharon Flores, Chief of the Civil

    Service Commission (CSC) Examination Unit said that 272 passed the Professional level while37 passed the Sub-professional level out of the 2,508 applicants in Camarines Sur who took

    October 18, 2015 exam.

    WOMEN’S HOME BLESSING JRM, PIAV/CAMARINES SURThe Naga City Bantay Familia celebrated its 17th Year with the theme "Papusugo n an Familia, Isikwal an Violencia,” which

    was also marked by the o pening and blessing of the Naga City Women's Home, a Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) project o f theDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and a dream come true for Councilo r Cecilia "Nene" De Asis, Chairof the Naga City Council for Women.

    Daet to host 3rd Legof cycling tourney

    Mayor SARION

    DAET, CNORTE - This

    capital town will host Stage

    3 of Le Tour Filipinas on

    February 20, 2016, Mayor

    Tito S. Sarion announced.

    The tournament, now on

    its 7th edition, will kick off

    on February 18 and will cov-

    er the distance from Antipolo

    to Lucena. On Februrary 19,it will run the Lucena to Daet

    route, and the following day,

    the Daet to Legazpi stage;

    where Albay’s premier city

    will be the venue of the last

    and fourth stage.

    Three Filipino cycling

    teams, the 7-11 Road Bike

    Philippines, Kopiko Cebu

    Cycling Team and the Philip-

     pine National Team will car-

    ry the fight for the Filipinos

    against 12 foreign teams led

     by J apan’s Bridgestone An-

    chor Cycling Team, as well

    as from Belarus, the USA,

    the Netherlands, Korea, Ma-

    laysia, and Laos.

    The Le Tour de Filipinas

    is the only international cy-cling tournament in the coun-

    try sanctioned by the Union

    Cycliste Internationale.

    Sarion said his town has

    already started preparations

    for the international event.

    Two prominentIrigueños pass awayIRIGA CITY - A well-

    known entomologist and a

    former university president,

    both natives of this city

    passed away this month.

    Dr. Belen Morallo Reje-

    sus, a pioneer in the study of

    integrated pest management,

    died last January 19, in Los

    Banos, Laguna.

    Rejesus, who was born on

    August 6, 1938, studied at the

    University of the Philippines

    in Los Banos where the Sig-

    ma Delta Phi Alumnae Asso-

    ciation recognized her with

    the Mariang Maya Award in

    1988. The previous year, she

    was named Honorary Fellow

    of the Crop Science Society

    of the Philippines. She was

    also recognized by the citygovernment of Iriga with the

    Sumagang Awards, the high-

    est civilian award of the city.

    Meanwhile, Atty. Marito

    T. Bernales, the first president

    of the Central Bicol State

    University of Agriculture,

    also passed away on January

    24. Bernales, who was elect-

    ed Provincial Board Member

    of the Province of Camarines

    Sur (1986-1992), also served

    as Dean of the College of

    Criminology of the Univer-

    sity of Saint Anthony before

    he was appointed president of

    the then Camarines Sur State

    Agricultural College before it

    was converted into a univer-

    sity in March 10, 2010.

    He is survived by his wife,

    Maribeth and sons, Mar Vic-

    tor and Mar Sypros.

    He also served as Presidentof the Guy Jesters Fraternity

    which is the oldest frat in Iriga.

    Women’s shelter opens in Naga City

    More traf fi c lights for Naga readied

    By ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY

    NAGA CITY --- Home-

    less, battered and abused

    women and children can

    now find refuge at the

    Naga City Women’s Home

    (NCWH). The shelter, which

    will be under the auspices of

    the Department of Social

    Welfare and Development

    and the Naga City Bantay

    Familia through City Coun-

    cilor Cecilia “Nene” De Asis

    will also serve as a livelihood

    training center.

    Dubbed “home half-way

    home” for women and girl-

    child, the edifice will be like

    a “one-stop-shop building”

    where various concerns of

    women will be catered to by

    the social workers.

    “This is the place where

    women with family concerns

    or in-conflict with their cur-

    rent situations, can go for as-

    sistance. At the same time,

    while they are in the Women’s

    Home, they will undergo

    training and livelihood semi-

    nars so that when they go out

    of the shelter home, they will

     be able to survive and live in-

    dependently,” De Asis said in

    an interview.

    The shelter which is com-

     posed of a counseling room,

    therapy room, and a family

    room, will be solely for wom-

    en and girl-child clienteles.

    Hand in hand with the place’s

    day to day operation are per-

    sonnel of the City Social Wel-

    fare and Development Of fice

    and the shelter’s staff.

    There will be programs for

    children while they are shel-

    tered at the Center. Apsychol-

    ogist will also be stationed at

    the Bantay Familia. Psychol-

    ogy students while on their

    On the Job Trainings (OJTs)

    will also be invited to stay at

    the center to assist the other

    volunteers and staff manning

    the shelter.

    “It’s a multi-purpose shel-

    ter – from the start, there’s the

     Naga City Council for Women

    to make sure that the programs

    for women will not be left out

     by the local government. Al-

    though the city government

    has full support, there are still

     problems and needs that the

     Naga City Council for Wom-

    en will have to look into,” De

    Asis added.

    The project is under the

    Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB)

    which supports the govern-

    ment’s call to develop the

    over-all capacity of the local

    government units, particularly

    in the successful implementa-

    tion and delivery of the con-

    stituent’s need for basic social

    services.

    Mayor John Bongat stat-

    ed that the construction of a

    shelter for women is one of

    the priority projects that they

     pushed for approval at the Na-

    tional Government.

    “That’s why, it’s the Na-

    tional Government that we

    should thank for, and the en-

    dorsement of the Philippine

    Commission on Women, the

    track record of Bantay Famil-

    ia, hence, this was approved

     because of the good perfor-

    mance of the Head of Bantay

    Familia thru Councilor Nene

    De Asis.”

    NAGA CITY --- Eight (8)

    traf fic lights will be placed

    at the main thoroughfares

    of the city anytime soon

    to ease the congestion and

    build-up of vehicle queue

    particularly in routes go-

    ing to the main business

    area of this city.This was announced by

    Mayor John Bongat during

    the latest Naga City Peace

    and Order Council (NCPOC)

    meeting held recently at the

    Public Safety Of fice (PSO)

    Conference Hall here.

    The new traf fic lights

    worth P5.8M will be placed

    along the Cory-Ninoy Av-

    enue to SM-Mariners area.

    This will serve vehicles

     plying the Penafrancia area

    route, including the Mag-

    saysay junction and streets

    leading to the Central Busi-

    ness Districts 1 and 2, streets

    encompassing USI and Naga

    Cathedral, and junction of

    Roxas Avenue and Almeda

    Highway.

    This is in addition to the

    By ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY

    existing traf fic lights located

    along the stretch of Elias

    Angeles Street, a populated

    area surrounded by big fast-

    food chains, commercial es-

    tablishments, mall, church

    and plaza.

    The traf fic lights are also

    expected to ease the loadof PSO of ficers or traf fic

    enforcers in concentrating

    their jobs at the busy junc-

    tions and focus instead on

    other areas where they can

    set their attentions on main-

    taining peace and order.

    More or less six (6) traf-

    fic enforcers are needed to

    man the flow of vehicles

    every day on the city’s busy

    streets, particularly during

    rush hours.

    The additional traf fic

    lights are also in anticipa-

    tion of the opening of the

    various establishments in

    the city which are expected

    to draw more domestic tour-

    ists and shoppers in the up-

    coming months. Some of

    the big commercial centers

    due to open and are now

    undergoing construction are

    Robinson's Mall in Almeda

    Highway, Star Mall along

    the Maharlika Highway in

    Barangay Del Rosario, SM

    City Naga Annex and other

    Business Processing Out-

    sourcing (BPO) centers.

    The project was also sup-

     ported by the Department ofPublic Works and Highways

    (DPWH) and Metro Ma-

    nila Development Authority

    (MMDA).

    DA sets eye on High ValueCrops improved production

    By ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY

    PILI, Camarines Sur ---

    High Value Crops Develop-

    ment Program (HVCDP)

     program coordinators, mu-

    nicipal agriculturists and ag-

    ricultural of ficers from the 37

    municipalities in the prov-

    ince comprised the first set of

    attendees during the first leg

    of the HVCDP consultation

    meeting spearheaded by the

    Department of Agriculture

    (DA) Bicol Regional Of fice

    held recently here.

    The activity, which also

    took place in the provinces of

    Albay and Sorsogon intends

    to convey the department’s

     policy directions, thrusts and

    HVCDP priorities for 2016 to

    its partners and stakeholders

    in various parts of the region.

    Department of Agriculture

    (DA) Regional High Value

    Crop Focal Person Rosita M.

    Imperial, explained to the par-

    takers the programs strategic

    directions for this year, which

    include among others, provi-

    sion of priority commodities,

    employment of value chain

    analysis approach as a tool

    for value-adding and product

    development and establish-

    ment of production facilities

    and post-harvest equipment

    and machineries.

    Imperial added that they

    will also ensure that the com-

    modity’s competitiveness

    will be improved to reduce

    importation of various veg-

    etables. DA also envisions

    technology demonstration

    cum production activity to

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