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3rd Floor, GERONIMO BLDG., BARLIN ST., NAGA CITY • TELEFAX: (054) 475-62-62 • CP 0921-3183720 / 0919-2822901 / 0920-5337766 ( 473-8888 OUTSTANDING LOCAL NEWSPAPER For Five Consecutive Years St. Peter Baptist Catholic Mass Media Awards www.bikolreport.blogspot.com e-mail: [email protected] REGIONAL EXPONENT FOR PROGRESS VOL. XXII, NO. 37 BICOL, THE PHILIPPINES JUNE 7- 13, 2015 P5.00 NFA uses DA warehouses for stocks Pili, Camarines Sur –. To increase NFA storage capacity from its own three (3) warehouses and one (1) leased warehouse, the local management of the cereal agency in Camarines Sur forged lease agreements with farmers association in the province. Provincial Manager Gloria M. Tabayag said under the agreement, the NFA will uti- lize Rice Processing Center (RPC) ware- houses for a minimal fee, One of the prime programs of the Depart- ment of Agriculture, an RPC warehouse has a designed capacity of 10,000 to 12,000 ca- (Turn to page 6) TESDA SCHOLARSHIPS IN CAMSUR Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Joel Villanueva personally awarded scholarship grants amounting to PhP13.5-M to students in Camarines Sur at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City on June 3, 2015. NAGA CITY --- A scholarship grant amounting to more or less P13.5M has been allotted by the Techni- cal Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to 2,500 stu- dent-beneficiaries com- ing from 25 technical and vocational colleges in Camarines Sur and this city. TESDA releases P13.5 M scholarship grants for CSur By ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY (Turn to page 7) (Turn to page 5) Salceda reorganizes Albay project monitoring body A Festival Honoring the Sweetest Pineapple SALCEDA By CONNIE B. DESTURA LEGAZPI CITY – Al- bay Gov. Joey Sarte Sal- ceda has reorganized the Provincial Project Moni- toring Committee (PPMC) which is tasked to monitor and evaluate projects be- ing implemented or that have been carried out in the province. Salceda said the reorga- nization of the PPMC is pre- scribed under Presidential Executive Order No. 376, S.1989, as amended By EO 93, which established the Regional Project Monitor- ing and Evaluation System (RPMES) to decentralize monitoring and evaluation system leading to the adop- tion of corrective measures to facilitate project imple- mentation. By REX A. BERNARD, ED.D. Where can you find a place as festive and as grandeur in paying their homage to the ridicu- lously sweet, if not the sweetest pineapple in the world? Where else but in Daet, the capital town of the northernmost province of the Bicol Peninsula, Camarines Norte. Locals and visitors swear that Daet’s Queen For- mosa pineapple, although relatively smaller than other varieties, have a very tangy sweet taste and crisp tex- ture, and best eaten fresh straight from the market. His- torically, the Spaniards brought the pineapple, from its origin in central South America, to the Philippines in the mid-sixteenth century. Presently, Camarines Norte is the fourth largest pineapple-producing province in the country, with 2,400 hectares devoted to the cultivation of pineap- (Turn to page 6)

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    regional exponent for progressvol. xxii, no. 37 Bicol, the philippines june 7- 13, 2015 p5.00

    NFA uses DA warehouses for stocks

    Pili, Camarines Sur . To increase NFA storage capacity from its own three (3) warehouses and one (1) leased warehouse, the local management of the cereal agency in Camarines Sur forged lease agreements with farmers association in the province.

    Provincial Manager Gloria M. Tabayag

    said under the agreement, the NFA will uti-lize Rice Processing Center (RPC) ware-houses for a minimal fee,

    One of the prime programs of the Depart-ment of Agriculture, an RPC warehouse has a designed capacity of 10,000 to 12,000 ca-

    (Turn to page 6)

    TESDA SCHOLARSHIPS IN CAMSURTechnical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Joel Villanueva personally awarded scholarship grants amounting to PhP13.5-M to students in Camarines Sur at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City on June 3, 2015.

    NAGA CITY --- A scholarship grant amounting to more or less P13.5M has been allotted by the Techni-cal Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to 2,500 stu-dent-beneficiaries com-ing from 25 technical and vocational colleges in Camarines Sur and this city.

    TESDA releases P13.5 Mscholarship grants for CSur

    By ANA-LizA S. MACATANgAy

    (Turn to page 7) (Turn to page 5)

    Salceda reorganizes Albay project

    monitoring body

    A Festival Honoringthe Sweetest Pineapple

    SALCEDA

    By CoNNiE B. DESTurA

    LEGAZPI CITY Al-bay Gov. Joey Sarte Sal-ceda has reorganized the Provincial Project Moni-toring Committee (PPMC) which is tasked to monitor and evaluate projects be-ing implemented or that have been carried out in the province.

    Salceda said the reorga-nization of the PPMC is pre-scribed under Presidential Executive Order No. 376, S.1989, as amended By EO 93, which established the Regional Project Monitor-ing and Evaluation System

    (RPMES) to decentralize monitoring and evaluation system leading to the adop-tion of corrective measures to facilitate project imple-mentation.

    By rEx A. BErNArD, ED.D.

    Where can you find a place as festive and as grandeur in paying their homage to the ridicu-lously sweet, if not the sweetest pineapple in the world? Where else but in Daet, the capital town of the northernmost province of the Bicol Peninsula, Camarines Norte.

    Locals and visitors swear that Daets Queen For-mosa pineapple, although relatively smaller than other varieties, have a very tangy sweet taste and crisp tex-ture, and best eaten fresh straight from the market. His-torically, the Spaniards brought the pineapple, from its origin in central South America, to the Philippines in the mid-sixteenth century.

    Presently, Camarines Norte is the fourth largest pineapple-producing province in the country, with 2,400 hectares devoted to the cultivation of pineap-

    (Turn to page 6)

  • Bikol reporter2 june 7-13, 2015

    be resolved by the court. It is important to take note of the date when she was granted her Philippine citizenship and became a Filipino citizen again. The word residence for purposes of the election law means domicile. There must be bodily presence in the new locality and intention to remain there.

    Regarding the issue raised by Representative Toby Tiangco, Interim President of the UNA, Tiangco dug up Poes Certiticate of Candidacy (COC) for senator in 2013 election which she wrote that she had been a resident of the Philippines for six years and six months.

    With that information, Tiangco believes Poe would only be a resident of the Philippines for only nine years and six months by election day on 2016 six months short of the Constitutional requirement. Poes COC is under oath and notarized. She has to show proof to dispute it.

    Representative Abigail and Nancy Binay should remember that Grace Poe is not Fernando Poe, Jr. So, they should not expect her to value the friendship of their family with the late FPJ even if their father had been FPJs campaign manager when he

    ran for President in order not to be disappointed. Grace Poes character shows in this instance.

    *****There are many advertisements

    of would-be candidates on TV but are not admitting that they will run for President or any position because they are still thinking about it. Are they avoiding to be scrutinized early? Look at what happened to VP Binay. Well, Binay now knows who are with him and not with him in the face of the coordinated demolition job of his detractors and still putting him No. 1 in suveys.

    *****The Philippine Daily Inquirer dated

    June 3, 2015 reported the following: The proposed Bangsamoro region would get a lot of subsidy and powers including that of taxation, but in return would not contribute anything to the national government because it would retain as income, according to Sen. Ralph Recto.

    During the hearing on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) Recto said, if you create a regional government, it is an additional cost not to the Bangsamoro people but the people outside of the Bangsamoro because they are the ones paying for it. He also said this new regional government would actually add another layer to the bureaucracy and its functions remained unclear.

    But since taxpayers nationwide would be shouldering the cost of the new region, the draft BBL should be subject to a national plebiscite not just one conducted in core territories, he said.

    Sen. Rectos view is right and reasonable, and I agree with him.

    Like I wrote several weeks ago, it would be good for the country if the people will have many candidates to choose from in the coming 2016 presidential election. The more, the merrier. I mentioned the name of Sen. Grace Poe as among the presidentiables.

    I like Grace Poe to run if she is qualified. Because of the questions raised on her qualification, I asked Atty. Gilbert Morandartes opinion on this matter. He is the election lawyer of former House Speaker Noli P. Fuentebella and Cong. Wimpy B. Fuentebella and to other local officials. He showed me the Constitution which says in Article VII The Executive Department the following:

    Sec. 2, No person may be elected President unless he is a natural-born citizen of the Philippines, a registered voter, able to read and write, at least forty years of age on the day of the election and a resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately preceeding such election.

    Assuming that she is a natural-born citizen, she renounced her Filipino citizenship when she applied to be an American citizen which was granted to her. She lived in the United States for thirteen years. By renouncing, she lost her Philippine citizenship.

    Based on published reports, she applied for Philippine citizenship when she was appointed Chairman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. This issue here is what kind of citizenship did she acquire. Is it natural-born citizenship after being an American citizen for thirteen years or just Philippine citizenship without being natural-born? This issue has to

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    Atty. TONY (APA) ACYATANthem in soliciting. There are funders who donate to the Shrine after seeing the beautiful structures. In comparison, our Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church was built and still being expanded through mostly small donations from benefactors and pilgrims. That is the reason why our Kamay constructions are completed piece-meal!

    MAR POE: Once P-Noy formally anoints DILG Sec. Mar Roxas (grandson of Pres. Manuel Roxas), his ratings will soar. In a Binay-Roxas contest, the key issue is good, honest governance, a field which the DILG secretary is expected to win. There are graft cases filed or about to be filed against the vice president (and his family). So far Roxas remains clean of any corruption charges since the time he joined the government.

    The charge of lack of experience cannot be raised versus Roxas. He has been congressman, topnotch senator, and busy-visible cabinet member. He respects his predecessor Jesse Robredo bringing him closer to Bicolanos especially Naguenos. The plan of Senator Grace Poe to join the presidential derby may change the equation. On this,

    I recall the highly popular Rogelio dela Rosa losing to Diosdado Macapagal when he ran as independent! Mar-Poe na lang sana!

    OTHERS: The list of presidential probables for 2016 includes Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, former senator Panfilo Lacson, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., and Bongbong Marcos. The first two are preferred by those favoring iron-fist leadership, while the speaker is being egged by people who respect his maturity and leadership. The young Marcos standing in the pulse surveys indicate that his fathers legacy is still alive (Marcos pa rin!).

    Our countrymen who prefer Singapore-style discipline go for a Duterte-Lacson leadership (vice versa). There are many who fear that strongman leadership does not suit our religious values. The fatherly management of Speaker Belmonte sustains patronage politics. The Poe-Chiz Escudero tandem can probably wait till 2022 so they must keep their names continually recalled. Ang bawat tao ay may panahon; ang bawat panahon ay may tao!

    BIRTHDAY: Opinions Unlimited greets Rev. Fr. James Thomas Ferry, MM Vicar for the Religious of Manila Archdiocese a Happy 90th Birthday. He was Asst. Priest in Paete, Laguna in the mid-50s, and I was among his altar boys! He has been here in the Philippine since then, declaring hewill die and be buried here! Later na lang, Father!

    PROVERBS: The plans of the diligent lead to profit, as surely as haste will usher in poverty.

    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).

    PROGRESSIVE: Davao City is considered the third biggest commercial metropolis of our country, next to Cebu and M-Manila. Cagayan de Oro and its suburbs are fast on their tracks. We toured the city last week and marveled at the business developments in the city and its suburbs. The malls are full of customers even during weekdays. Local eateries are fantastic good variety foods, truly affordable by my spartan standards.

    The towns between the industrial city of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro are likewise fast developing. This was brought about by the transfer of the old CdO airport to Laguindingan, about 45 kilometers away. The town of Opol has several restaurants between the highway and seashore, offering freshly-cooked sea foods. We noticed new projects and business establishments being constructed in the nearby towns.

    NEW SHRINE: Some 13 years ago, a local religious, charismatic foundation received prophecies and messages, urging them to build a church to remind all and sundry of the divine mercies from our Lord.

    After a long search for a site, the Lord pointed to an 8-hectare property in the town of El Salvador (meaning Savior). After bold, tedious fund-raisings, the site was acquired and thereafter, a famous master planner was hired (as the sponsors were advised).

    The Shrine of the Divine Mercy needs additional constructions. The sponsors are lucky because a congregation of Polish clergy (assigned to the shrine) is helping

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    Fabiliooooooooooh! Ateneo!75 years ago, a group of Jesuit priests met

    with Archbishop Pedro Santos and out of that meeting, the old Camarines Sur Catholic Acad-emy became what is now the Ateneo de Naga university. Since then, Bicol and the country have never been the same again.

    For truly, the Jesuit presence made a differ-ence in the life of the region. By the fruit, you shall know them. Lets mention a few names (living and dead) and you will see what we mean: Constitutionalist Fr. Joaquin Bernas, S.J., Senator raul roco, Sandiganbayan Chief Justice Francis garchitorena, DiLg Secretary Jesse M. robredo, PDi columnist Conrad de Quiros. Those that have gone through the uni-versitys famed Four Pillars really stand out and become the best of their peers, primus in-ter pares. Because the Jesuits taught them to be Men for others, and engage in a dialogue with and have preferential option for the poor, some of her alumni have gone above ground or under, to rage against the dying of the light, through boyhood daysand Marcos years. Because Ateneans are taught to recognize the reality of sin in this world and become agents of change, to make the world be on fire in faith.

    Having reached this much number of years, Ateneo has so much reasons for celebration. We wish the university administration, the Je-suit fathers, more years ahead in the region. We add our prayer that the university will continue to be rooted in the culture and his-tory of the region. We wish more Fr. James oBrien will come along, a Bro. Adriatico or a dreamer like Fr. raul Bonoan. We hope that the university will also lead in research and publication, as well as in continually molding men and women, for and with others. -- fpj

    TURNING DIAMONDJesuit priests marked the 75th anniversary of the Ateneo de Naga university with a thanksgiving mass over the weekend.

  • Bikol reporter 3june 7-13, 2015

    CEREMONIAL BURNING OF OLD PHILIPPINE FLAGS CEPPioThe City government of Naga, headed by Mayor John G. Bongat and City Officials led the burning of old flags as required by law. He was joined by

    members of the local government units, officials of the Boy Scouts and girl Scouts of the Philippines-Naga City Council.

    PDEA burns P20M illegal drugsLEGAZPI CITY --

    About P20-million worth of illegal drugs, mostly methamphetamine hydro-chloride or shabu, were burned on Friday by the Philippine Drug Enforce-ment Authority (PDEA) in Bicol.

    Bryan Babang, PDEA regional director, said the

    confiscation and disposal by burning of seized illegal drugs came as a result of various operations conducted by the PDEA in the region against illegal drug.

    The burnt illegal drugs worth PHP19,947,886 in-cluded: 3.9 kilos of shabu, the poor man's cocaine; 3 grams of dried marijuana

    leaves; 142 tablets of benzo-diazepine, and 59 tablets of morphine sulfate.

    Babang said it is PDEA's practice to destroy the seized illegal drugs after it gets court clearance.

    The seizure of 3.9 kilos of shabu also led to the arrest of one Hope Sasan, a known il-legal drug pusher in Masbate,

    in 2010, Babang said.Babang said the disposal

    of the illegal drugs, which was held at the PDEA com-pound in Camp Gen. Simeon A. Ola here, was witnessed by representatives from vari-ous local courts handling drug cases, civil society orga-nizations, media and PDEA officials. -PNA

    Old national flags given proper burialA countrys flag is not

    just something that sets it apart from all the others; it is also its history, its sym-bol, and its identity. For three weeks, which runs from May 28 to June 19, Naga City would be one with the rest of the coun-try as it celebrates National Flag Days.

    While homes and estab-lishments hang the coun-trys flags in their buildings, old and worn out Philippine Flags would be burned and buried. For this event, Naga City held a Ceremonial Burn-ing of Old Philippine Flags last May 29 at the City Hall grounds to honor the flags and what they stand for to the Filipino people.

    The ceremony began with speech by Mayor John Bon-gat honoring the nations old flags. Here, he explained that, according to the law, once Philippine flags have become too old and worn out they should be properly burned and buried so that they are not just thrown as trash, or used as toys, or left to rot if it cannot be used anymore. He adds that once a flag has

    By MAoLiN S. MACATANgAy

    been damaged or torn, it is only appropriate to replace it and put the damaged one in a proper place.

    Ang watawat na ipi-naglaban hanggang sa kama-tayan ng ating mga bayani ay huwag pababayaang yurakan ninuman. Panatilihin natin ang matingkad nitong kulay na simbulo ng mayamang kultura at kasaysayan, end-ed Mayor Bongat.

    The Mayors speech was followed by a brief discussion on the countrys flags by Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion. He gave the audience a short run down of how the countrys flag is what it is now, begin-ning with Ferdinand Magel-lans expeditions, to the re-taliation led by Lapu-lapu, to Andres Bonifacio and his Ka-tipuneros version of our flag and how Jose Rizal offered his life for the country, and a lot more leading the audience to the present.

    Councilor Gregorio Abonal then explained the national flags importance to the country followed by a speech on the flags different symbolisms given by the City

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  • Bikol reporter4 june 7-13, 2015hAlo-hAlo

    inner chessBy J. HENry DANiCAN

    An Satong Kultura nin Hubas asin Bagas

    dis*Karte*Kusyon*Kurso

    FRANk PEones jr.

    ibos, latik, asin pinuyos pirmeng may niyog. Magin an balisuso, gamit an lumbod na lukadon kan niyog. Garo mag-agom na sahog an duwang ini na pirmeng magkaibahan sa satong pagkakan asin lamesa.

    Sa hiling ko. kumpirmasyon lang ini kan satong pinunan. Kitang mga Bikolnon nagpoon harani sa salog. An niyog (nyur sa lumang Austronesianong tataramon), tinu-tubod na hali sa baba kan Pilipinas magin sa India asin dinara o pinalakop sa tabang kan tubig. Siring man an kasaysayan kan paroy na segun sa iskolar na si Dr. Oppenheimir kan Oxford University, nagpoon talaga sa Indonesia. Kaya sabi kan awtor kan Eden of the East, an Sur na Sirangan na parte kan Asya iyo talaga an duyan kan siblisasyon kan kinaban huli ngani sa pagpapalakop kan pagtanom nin paroy.

    Kaya sa sunod na may magtuyaw na mayo kitang sadiring kultura, pakakanon na lang nindo nin pinakro, si batag baga na hinubasan o kaya nin sinuman, an suman kan mga Tagalog.

    Kinatudan na takod asin hanapon an kultura nin sarong banwaan sa mga kongkretong manipestasyon kaini. Halimbawa an Borobudor sa Indonesia asin an Angkor Wat sa Cambodia, na mga monument kan pagtubod sa Budismo asin sa Hinduismo respektabamente sa nasambit na mga nasyon. Huli igdi, hinahanapan man kan iba an satong banwaan nin siring na mga edipisyo bilang senyal kan satong kultura. Sarong bagay ining naipahayag na kan depuntong Heswitang si Horacio de la Costa sa saiyang The Jewels of the Pauper. Sabi niya, No Shakespeare, no Cervantes has yet been born amongst us to touch with immortality that which in our culture is most memorable, most ourselves. Ki De La Costa, an satong kultura yaon sa satong musika.

    Sa lado tang mga Bikolnon, sa hiling ko yaon ini sa satong pagkakan, sa satong mga niluluto na an mayor na mga sahog iyo an niyog asin an bagas. Kaya, pagmasabing Bikol, an iniisip tulos kan iba iyo an laing, o natong, na sa pagluto kan iba lain man talaga sa halimbawang katnga na niluluto kan

    mga taga-Iriga. Kolektibo tang inaapod na gulay an ano man na gulay na hinuhubasan sa gata nin niyog. Kiniskis na santol na may kurakding asin bangi, lubi-lubi, magin pechay na pampatos nin karpa o tilapia sa lutong inaapod na sinanglay. Ginagataan ta an bayawas, an talong, maski an pako. Madali ining maintindihan huli ta an Bicol an pinakadakulang nagtatanom nin niyog sa bilog na Luzon.

    Bako lang an gulay an hinhubasan. Magin an mga pagkakan na gamit an bagas. Halimbawa sa inaapod na amrian kan mga taga-Rinconada, an

    jokee BoTor-rEyES

    pell-mell

    The renovated inorogan Chapel

    The way to Inorogan Chapel in Sto. Domingo, Iriga City is a long and hard climb. But I was able to make it finally. It means climbing 162 steps and before it was some two kilometers hike. Good thing, the weather was very fine. The sun was not shining very brightly as it had been days that taking a walk under such weather can be very hard and even delicate. I was about to give up but my daughter who was in Iriga for a brief vacation cajoled me into continuing the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Nuestra Senora de las Angustias whose chapel has been renovated and to be blessed last Saturday, June 6. After all, it was my idea that we attend the blessing. So, we moved on. No complaining, that was what I told myself. Yes, no complaining.

    The climb was truly exhausting, For my age, climbing 162 steps and taking an almost two-kilometer hike was simply unthinkable. When we finally reached the top, my feeling was one of awe. The chapel is beautiful. The Blessed Mother rests in the altar in all her glory. I did not know what to say except breathe a prayer of thanks that I was able to make it although I told myself and the Blessed Virgin. I would never do another climb. Pardon me. Mother Mary but I am dead sure I will not survive if I climb again.

    The renovation of the chapel is a project of very meaningful and noble gentlemen who just got together one day and decided to take the renovation as a project. So, it was that a non-profit non-stock corporation was founded with the name Ina Nuestra Senora de las Angustias, Inc. In no time, the renovation started and financial assistance poured to help them with their personal resources/ God bless them!

    It is wonderful to have Edwin Tantiado, Alan Tan, Elmer Potencio, Rolly Silva, Melchor Nacario, Roberto Jocom. Jr. who really took the renovation of the chapel as their pet project. But the project does not end with the chapel renovation. There are still more that these gentlemen are undertakingthe Garden of the Last Supper, a giant Pieta, the Wall of Gratitude, the steps that really need to be made stronger and more. It should not come as a surprise that Inorogan will draw devotees to Nuestra Senora de las Angustias visiting her regularly. Tourists too, I am very sure, will come and experience the climb and when at the top of the hill, they will get a very good and clear view of the City of Iriga.

    Incidentally, the blessing was not without snacks for everyone. Those who remained, I know had lunch. There were plenty of bottled water courtesy of the Iriga City Water District.

    PAMA-ANSA SAToNg PAgKANuPArANBy Ni Estelito B. Jacob* sa tahaw kan mga hilingnagkasabotan na mayongbinutasan na tataramonsolamente, orolaysa tahaw kan pagbutong nin dorospagbaton asin pagbagsak kan mga daghanpagsapo nin paladsa dorospagpugol kan dapansa gabat kan hawakabot an huyomnakiuyon,abot an matanagsiknitnin memorya

    nagkakasinabutandawa an tataramonnaglalayalaya pa. Nobyembre 6, 20148:42 nb.___________________*Si Esting saro sa mga enot na nagsurat asin padagos na nag-

    susurat sa Bikol, Siya an president kan KABULIG, grupo nin mga parasurat na Bikolnon. Nagtutukdo siya ngonyan sa Camarines Sur National High School.

    1.6M students back in Bicol schoolsBy NANCy iBo MEDiAViLLo

    LEGAZPI CITY -- About 1.6 mil-lion students have returned to public schools in 13 divisions in the six prov-inces of the region, Department of Ed-ucation Bicol regional administrative officer Jose Bonto said Thursday.

    Bonto said the number of enrolled el-ementary and high school students now have increased by two percent due to increase in enrollment, mandatory kin-dergarten and transferees from private

    schools as a result of increases in tuition fees.

    He said the schools immediately gave lessons because the classrooms were already prepared after a one-week Brigada Escuela.

    The DepEd official reminded the teachers to create an atmosphere that is encouraging and inviting to students and conducive to learning.

    He likewise reminded the students to always be present in classes as the les-sons for the following day are already

    different from those of the present day.

    On the first day of classes on Mon-day, Bonto said, the teachers tackled the department curriculum that every student should know.

    He added that students should complete 180 meeting days in a year, which has 201 school days.

    Bondo said there is a monitoring from the regional office to go around the schools in the region to know their current situations.

  • Bikol reporter 5june 7-13, 2015

    Shock absorbersAn pagigin sarong tunay na lider sarong pribileyo asin

    responsabilidad. Sabi ngani kayan sa sarong pelikula, With great power comes great responsibility.

    Sa sarong banda an pagigin lider ugwang kakambal na prestiyo -- poon sa mga sadit na organisasyon sa eskwelahan, barangay asin sosyo-sibikong iribinan hastang sa darakulang grupo nin mga nasyon arog kan ASEAN asin UN, an mga lideres minimirar na halangkaw sa katungdan asin rango.

    An kada posisyon nin pagigin lider ugwang kaakibat na poder, paggalang hali sa mga nasasakupan asin marhay na pagtrato. Idagdag pa dyan si kapasidad na makagibo nin mga dakula asin importanteng akomplisemento sa paagi kan pinagsarong kusog, recursos asin kaaraman kan grupo o organisasyon na pinapanginotan.

    Arog halimbawa kan sarong alkalde na minimirar na ama nin sarong syudad o munisipyo. Dawa dakol na mga empleyado an minagibo nin sarong proyekto o programa sa sarong syudad o munisipyo, an alkalde man sana giraray an pinaka binibisto asin inuomaw kun magin mauswag an banwaan na saiyang nasasakupan.

    Alagad sa balyong lado, kun magpalpak an sarong proyekto, programa o palakaw, an lider an minasapo nin haros gabos na basol asin kasusopgan. Ini totoo magin sa sadit o dakulang organisasyon. Ini totoo magin sibilyan o military na grupo. Yaon an inaapod na command responsibility kan sarong lider. Dawa dae man direktang kasalan kan sarong lider an sarong kapalpakan kan organisasyon, an lider an nagigin shock absorber o taga-salo kan basol.

    Kun kamo pamilyar sa mga memes sa internet, siguro nailing na nindo itong memes manungod ki PNoy na ugwang caption na kasalanan ko na naman ito. Mapangirit minsan sa mga komento sa Facebook lalo na kun harayoon man sa responsabilidad kan presidente o kaya luwas na sa kakayahan nyang kontrolon an sarong maraot o palpak na pangyayari. Arog halimbawa kan sarong nailing ko na pasubang ibinasol ki PNoy si kontrobersyal na resulta kan pagkadaog ni Pacquiao sa laban nya ki Mayweather. Ini makaulok na ehemplo na inagi sa pasuba alagad sa katotohanan an saro talagang lider na arog ni President Noynoy Aquino, iyo an kadalasan na shock absorber kan mga frustrations, pagkasurang asin kawaran pasensya kan publiko sa mga mas seryosong isyu sa sosyodad.

    Sa lokal na mga pangyayari igdi sa Naga, minsan garo makawara na nin gana magparadangog sa komentaryo sa ibang stasyon nin radyo ta garo baga mayo nang nagibong marhay an satong mga opisyales publiko. Makaduda lugod kun iisipon na baka totoo man nangad na bayadang propagandista lang an mga ibang broadcasters. Pero parte na ini siguro kan kalakawan politikal ta harani na an eleksyon. Pati an media na dapat kuta iyo an taga-balanse kan mga isyu asin dapat kampi sa tawo, nagagamit sa amay na pamumulitika. Ugwang mga inaapod na AC/DC na mga paratudok sa lokal na media, lalo na sa radyo. An AC/DC iyo itong attack-collect saka defend-collect na mga bayadan na komentarista. Lalastaran sa ere an sarong pulitiko tapos makolekta nin bayad hali sa kalaban kaini. Siring man didepensahan an sarong pulitiko dangan mahagad bayad sa nasabing pulitiko. Sa halipot na tataramon, mayong integridad an mga naggibo kaini.

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    Build hope, build a nationBy MAoLiN S. MACATANgAy

    The clich that the youth

    are the nations hope for the future is a clich for a reason. No matter how you look at it, a nations future lies squarely on its chil-drens shoulders. But what the clich fails to mention is that the youth cannot do it by themselves, they need guidance and good founda-tion.

    The Naga City govern-ment, Barangay Walang Iwa-nan, and Gawad Kalinga are putting a prime on the youth as the future nation builders and have invested their time and resources in helping the youth understand and reach their true potentials.

    Last June 6 and 7, these three organizations headed the 2015 HOPE Conference at the Metro Naga Sports Complex, Pacol Naga City. The HOPE Conference is one of Gawad Kalingas pro-grams where their organiza-tions reach out to the youth and introduce them to the fu-ture we are capable of hav-ing. They hash tagged End Poverty as the overall theme and goal of the event.

    The event featured dif-ferent sessions that were an-chored on the youths role on the grand scheme of things. There were discussion like Kabataan, Pag-asa ka ng Bayan, Barangay Walang, Lakas ng Bayanihan, and the like. These discussions were conversational and pro-voked participation from the 300 or so participants.

    Speaker Vic Bueneven-tura spoke highly of the of the youths role as the future nation builders. The phrase maging pag-asa, wag paa-sa reverberated throughout the entire discussion which was repeated consistently

    DOST, 4th District solon partner for a Wifi-Free Partido

    Congressman FuENTEBELLA

    TIGAON, Camarines Sur --- A free Wifi for the constituents of the Partido District of this province will soon be realized as soon as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the office of 4th District Representative Felix Wil-liam Wimpy Fuentebella come up with a final ground to ink the said agreement.

    The project is consistent with House Bill 4926 or an act providing for an on-line network establishment policy for the Philippines introduced by Fuentebella together with 2 other lawmakers. The said piece of legislation endeavors to provide an ICT hub in ev-ery legislative district of the country.

    Also behind this effort is the DOST-ICT office which pushes for the creation of the Tech4ED centers in every nook and corner of the coun-try towards One Philippines.

    Tech4ED stands for Edu-cation to gain Employment

    & empower Entrepreneurs towards Economic (4E's) De-velopment. This is From In-ternet Access points to Train-ing and Business Centers.

    ICTO-DOST Asec Bettina Quimson personally disclosed the programs benefits to the constituents of Partido district to the Board of Directors of the Partido Development Ad-ministration (PDA) during the latters regular board meeting held Friday at the PDA head-quarters, here.

    Quimson stated that the current administration wishes to harness ICT to empower and transform society towards an inclusive, integrated and equitable countryside. She added that the government in-tervention intends to empow-er more or less 18,117 Access Points, specifically targeting 3rd-6th class municipalities in the countryside.

    Congressman Fuentebella invited Quimson and her team to share this project to

    his constituents with the vi-sion of putting a free wifi in his district.

    This is the governments catalytic intervention for in-clusive growth. The aggre-gated connection will make the Philippines a better coun-try. This is through the adop-tion of TV White Space Tech-nologies which is accessible up to 12 km across water, over hills, through forests and walls, Quimson added.

    The ICT technology can be used to speed up the de-livery of health services like Primary healthcare delivery, access to specialists, health management, provide health care access for all, among others. For education, the technology can be used to relay multimedia instruction, access to the better teachers and improve Information ac-cess and delivery.

    By 2016, DOST hopes to enable 99% Connectivity un-der the ONE Philippines pro-gram. -LSMacatangay

    HOPE CONFERENCEThe gawad Kalinga, in collaboration with the city government of Naga recently sponsored the first ever HOPE conference, held under the shade of trees growing at the Metro Naga Sports Complex in Pacol, Naga City with Mayor John g. Bongat.

    to remind the participants of their responsibilities not only to themselves and for their families but to the en-tire country.

    Another popular quote from the session went like this mahirap umasa kung mag-isa ka, kung wala kang kasama which basically ex-plained that no matter how determined you are or how good your intentions may be, you can never do anything alone- only in helping one another out do we achieve something great.

    Other parts of the sessions emphasized how important the local baragays were for the success of the organiza-tions and the youths advo-cacy to help those in need and fish the nation out of its state of poverty. Despite this, the participants were told that they were not born in a third world country or in a country riddled with despair, but that they were born to a

    country filled with different opportunities.

    There were also short workshops that gave the participants a glimpse of the stories behind social entre-preneurship, leadership, the environment, first aid, and disaster preparedness. All of these were tailor fit-ted into something that the young participants could identify with in terms of ex-plaining them with respect to the communities they came from.

    Aside from the different talks, discussions, work-shops, and conversations, the event also featured different activities that were specially created to foster camaraderie and teamwork between the different participants. These activities, although present-ed as games, allowed the participants a hands on feel on how they were to achieve their goal and their battle cry; ending poverty.

    Talks on the existence of a forever also sneaked its way into the events. How-ever entertaining it was talking about love lost and love found, the participants confirmed that forever did exist. May forever sa Dyos, sa Pamilya, at sa Bayan, was an answer by one of the participants during the activitys sharing portion. The answer evoked cheers and laughs but all were in agreement that the answer rang true.

    Karen Aciso, one of the organizers, mentioned that the primary objective of the event was hope. She proceeds explaining that the nation is not a lost cause and that the youth pose a great potential that could help create a na-tion where poverty and suf-fering are at minimum, if not completely eradicated. Ang ating bansa kaya pang iahon lalong lalo na ng kabataan, she affirmed.

    The RPMES is being un-dertaken by the development councils or planning boards at the regional, provincial, city and municipal levels.

    The reorganized PPMC is composed of Daraga Mayor Gerry R. Jaucian, chairman, with the following members; Olivio D. Ramirez, Depart-ment of Interior and Local Government provincial di-rector; Oas Mayor Gregorio H. Ricarte; Cynthia Salamea, Provincial Gender and De-velopment focal person; Ca-malig Mayor Carlos Irwin G. Baldo Jr.; Sto. Domingo Mayor Herbie B. Aguas; Cristita C. Triunfante of MIDAS; and Irene A. Sol-mirano, Entrepinay Legazpi Chapter president.

    The members of the secretariat or the technical working group have also been reorganized to include: Engineer Millie C. Bueta, acting assistant Provincial Planning and Development Office head; Ma. Susana C.

    salceda reorganizes . . .Fonacier, development man-agement officer II; Serafin Rodriguez, development management officer II; Bella B. Almilla, planning officer II; Rosemary N. Padua, proj-ect development officer II; Jose M. Barquez Jr., project evaluation officer III; Judy P. Bala, statistician; Regildo Nunez, PEO II; Mary Grace N. Nuada, statistician aide, and Caroline Leones, plan-ning assistant.

    With the expansion of the PPMCs membership, its monitoring responsibili-ties were also expanded to include: (1) foreign and na-tionally funded projects, in-cluding development proj-ects funded from the Internal Revenue Allotment share of local government units or supported by funds released directly to the province, city or municipality, and (2) proj-ects funded from locally-generated resources which are implemented within their respective areas.

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    ples. It was in 1993 when then

    youthful town councilor Tito Sarion (now Daets incumbent mayor) saw the potential of staging Pinyasan Festival or Pineapple Festival, to promote the prime agricultural product of the province. He revealed before the Pinyasan, the Peafrancia Festival is the only established and popular festival in the Bicol Region but it is a religious festi-val so I thought of starting a cel-ebration that will showcase the agricultural produce of Daet.

    We decided to make it a vehicle, this product that is dis-tinctive to Camarines Norte, Sarion added, who plant pineap-ple himself and has heard many favorable comments about the sweetness of locally grown pineapples from the tourists who visited Daet. The festival would later harness the creativ-ity of Daeteos in sustaining the popularity of the pineapple and fortifi ed industries related to it.

    There is now a Pineapple Island Resort-Hotel in Calas-gasan, Daet, a pineapple pro-cessing plant at Basud, a locality near Daet, owned by a Chinese fi rm Sonzu. The local Technol-ogy and Livelihood Develop-ment Center (TLDC) under the LGU of Daet have created new fi ber products and the popular pili-pinya pie, Daets con-tribution to the one town, one product OTOP program of the Department of Trade and Indus-try. The center also held cooking competitions during the festival that created food recipes that include pineapple as ingredient. We have a saying that the food

    a festival honoring the . . .in Daet will make you lose your diet, Sarion quipped.

    The Pinyasan, like most festivals, is a way of also pro-moting the rich culture of Daet and its people. For example, the fi rst-ever monument honoring Dr. Jose Rizal was erected by the people of Daet in December 30, 1898, barely two years after his martyrdom in Luneta. Daete-os also takes pride of having built the countrys fi rst museum dedicated to the fi rst National Artist Fernando Amorsolo. The Maestro, as he was fondly called, stayed in Daet during his childhood where he drew in-spirations on the idyllic scener-ies of the town that become the hallmark of his masterpieces. To pay homage to the great painter, the old municipal hall was con-verted into a heritage center that housed some of the works and articles written about Amorsolo.

    Not to overlook is the famed Bagasbas Beach, Daets main attraction and is the most favor-ite beach in Camarines Norte Province. With its wide and long 2km stretching fi ne grey sand and promenade that spans the best part of it, Bagasbas is one of the top surfi ng spots in the Philippines. The beach is a safe place for both novice and expe-rienced surfers alike.

    The Pinyasan as the Daetenos call it has now evolved as one of the most colorful pa-rades in the Philippines. The main part of the celebration lies with the parade of lavishly decorated fl oats and street dancers clad in colorful costumes executing unique and well-choreographed dance movements in street-theat-

    rical presentations. It also features agro-industrial fair, beauty tilts, historical-cultural presentations and different sports events.

    The Festival, now on its 22nd year of staging, is a 10-day fes-tivity, which coincides with the towns foundation anniversary and culminates in the religious activities in honor of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of Daet,

    whose feast day is celebrated on June 24.

    In the end, the most signifi -cant achievement of this spectac-ular celebration is the showcase of Daeteos unique arts, culture and capabilities in fostering their heritage and vast environmental resources gifted with land where the worlds sweetest pineapple abundantly grows.

    vans. At least two (2) RPC ware-

    houses are now occupied by NFA Camarines Sur, one in Magarao (Dela Paz Carang-cang Farmers Irrigators Asso-ciation) and the other in Salva-cion, Iriga City (Malangatong Farmers Association. Other RPC warehouses are expected to be opened by NFA.

    This move by the NFA local management eased the burden of the farmers in the transport of their palay to NFA buying stations. Farm-ers still retain the delivery fee incentive of P 0.20 per kilogram. Likewise, it also augments the service area coverage in palay procure-ment of the NFA.

    From January to June, NFA has a programmed tar-get in procurement of 125,500

    cavans. Based on records, this was already attained in the last week of May and still go-ing up in volume this month of June.

    NFA market intervention normalizes both the ex-farm price for palay and the pre-vailing price for commercial rice. NFA Camarines Sur Public Affairs

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    BEAUTY OVERLOADCamSur gov. Migz Villafuerte joins Sarah Christine Bona of iriga City who was crowned Miss Kaogma 2015. other winners are (left to right): Mara Lina Prongoso of iriga City as 1st runner-up, Marie Sherry Ann Tormes of Bula as Miss Camarines Sur 2015, outgoing Miss Kaogma Patrixia

    Santos, the current Miss Kaogma 2015, gov. Migz, rachel Louise Peters (2nd runner up Miss World Phils 2014), Crystal rosehelly Alday of Naga City as Miss Kaogma Tourism 2015, and ross Andrea Ambrosio of iriga City as 2nd runner-up.

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    review. Endorsement of Re-quest for Fund Release (RFR) to Regional Program Manage-ment Office (RPMO) had also been completed.

    Two (2) Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries were also invited to share how the government program significantly trans-formed their lives. Quennie Eve De Leon from Carolina, Naga City graduated Valedic-torian from Carolina National High School. She said that it is through the scholarship program of DSWD that she and her single mom was able to pull through the daily chal-lenges of life.

    Eliza Pentecostes of La Victoria, Bula narrated to the members of the local press how her kababayans was able to achieve ease in transport af-ter a farm to market road was finally realized in her home-town.

    4ps program in camsur . . .

    We usually sweat out a one-hour trek from our ba-rangay in La Victoria before we can reach the poblacion of Bula, the 14-km dusted road is now concreted and only take us 15 to 20 minutes travel time. This is a great help to our community, most of whom are farmers who take their produce from the farm going to the market, the vibrant 70 year old Pentecostes narrated.

    Some of the 4Ps services that are now in full swing in various areas in Camarines Sur include installation of water system, slope protection, small irrigation systems, construction of sea walls and access trail or foot paths for rugged walkway. River/ flood control projects have also been implemented, including the construction of daycare centers and multi-pur-pose evacuation centers among others.

    The scholarship vouchers carry with it a package of fresh opportunities, a once in a life-time chance to choose which career path to pursue and a gateway to a better future. This is by earning a technical vocational education and train-ing (TVET) certificate and a great chance to land a job af-ter finishing a particular course accredited by TESDA.

    TESDA Director General Secretary Joel J. Villanueva personally distributed the scholarship vouchers to tech-voc school representatives dur-ing the simple awarding rites, held Wednesday at The Tent , Avenue Square, here. Thou-sands of scholars witnessed the event, together with members of the local media, TESDA Provincial Directors and other stakeholders.

    TESDA Scholarship voucher recipients include Worldtech Resources Foun-dation Institute, Inc. and Uni-versity of Saint Anthony both in Iriga City; PTC Libmanan, RTC Pili, Ryden International Training Institute, SPJ Institute of Technology and Training Center, located in Naga, Pili and Tinambac respectively. AMA Computer Colleges in Iriga, CamSur Intl. School,

    tesda releases p13.5 m . . .Inc., CAMO College, Inc., and CASIFMAS Pasacao and Ragay Campus

    Other techvoc schools who received the grant include Naga International Training Center, Oliveros College, Inc.; Phil. Computer College and Busi-ness Administration, Inc., Phil-ippine Computer Foundation College, Inc., Fatima School of Science and Technology, Inc., Global Site for IT Studies , Inc. located in Naga, Iriga and Goa; I-Connect Global Institute Inc., IT Institute of Asia and Ameri-ca and Computer Communica-tion Devt., Inc. Naga.

    Villanueva, in his speech, chose to define TESDA as an agency that transforms lives by giving a person an oppor-tunity to grow and be socially attuned and economically pro-ductive. He shared numerous inspirational stories that served as living testimonies of what TESDA education has done to change the lives of the people who dared to choose the path less taken.

    We want to dispel the wrong notion that only a 4-de-gree college course can bring you to the fulfillment of your dream. Proofs of these are a lot of inspiring stories that came from a simple dream. These

    people lived their dream by choosing TESDA and even-tually came with a power to change their lives. I hope that our scholars present here today will also have the same inspi-ration.

    Villanueva also shared the significance of International Organization for Standardiza-

    tion or ISO Certification to an agency like TESDA who got the seal of excellence in tech-nical-vocational education and training. TESDA was recently bestowed with a nationwide ISO 9001:2008 certification. This would entail a higher recognition of TESDA gra-duates.

    Events, Protocol and Public Information (CEPPIO) Chief-of-Office Allen Reondanga. After the speeches have been delivered, City Youth Offi-cial (CYO) Mayor Ruby Jane Bandola led the Pledge of Loyalty to the flag.

    Afterwards, the old Philip-pine flags were burned. Mayor John Bongat led the burning ceremony and was followed by Vice Mayor Nelson Lega-cion and the Sanggunian Pan-

    old national flags . . .lungson Members. Members from the Boys scouts of the Philippines assisted in the event, making sure to give honor to the old flags as they were being burned.

    After came the burial of the flags ashes. It was bur-ied just beneath the statue of Jose Rizal in the City Hall grounds. The Naga City hall choir sang respects during the burial and ended the ceremo-ny on a high note.

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    INOROGAN INAUGURATIONBusinessman Edwin Tantiado, Vice President of the Nuestra Sra. De La Angustia inc. a group of devotees which initiated the renovation of the inorogan Chapel in Brgy. Sto. Domingo in iriga City, expressed the appeal of the group for more help in the continuing development of the chapel complex which was blessed over the weekend by Fr. Senen Tijam, parish priest of the our Lady of Angustia Parish. Tantiado is joined by Elmer Potencio, President; Alan Tan, Treasurer, Prosecutor roberto Jocom Jr., Secretary; and businessman Simeon Bonacua, Dennis Ampongan, rolando Silva, and Frank Penones Jr., members.

    DSWD Presscon with Naga Tri-Media.

    NAGA CITY -- As per its latest data, the Depart-ment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already served a total of 115, 186 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) bene-ficiaries, including the 2,290 Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) recipients who have now access to the governments basic services and programs.

    Included here are the 4,307 beneficiaries from the coastal municipality of San Pascual,

    By ANA-LizA S. MACATANgAy

    Masbate which is under the operations of Camarines Sur because of its geographical lo-cations proximity to the prov-ince.

    In a press conference held yesterday at the Naga Regent Hotel, members of the local media here were briefed on the current programs of DSWD, particularly those concerning its poverty alleviation program and the implementation of var-ious development projects pur-suant to the community-driven development approach.

    One of DSWDs accom-plishments is the high percent-age of cash grants disbursed to 1,603 barangays coming from the 5 congressional districts here in the province. Percent-age of the disbursement ranges from 82 to 99 percent. On top of the list are the municipali-ties of San Fernando, Garchi-torena, Pasacao, Calabanga, Pamplona, Canaman, Lupi, Minalabac, Ragay, and Lag-onoy with a percentage rate of 99 to 98 percent cash disburse-ments.

    Of the 35 municipalities now reaping the fruits of the 4Ps program are the local gov-ernment units of Calabanga, Tinambac and Buhi. These towns were released with 4Ps fund amounting to Php 12,262,800 ; 11, 797, 500 and 10,278,300 respectively.

    To ensure that projects are monitored and implemented properly, DSWD continuously conduct roll-out training for area coordinating teams, proj-ect development workshop and

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