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    regional exponent for progressvol. xxii, no. 27 Bicol, the philippines march 29-april 4, 2015 p5.00

    CPA-Lawyer ACyAtAn

    BIR ups penalties

    for taxviolations

    BIR ups penalties

    for taxviolations

    Alumni opposes renaming of school after late solonnaga focuses onwomen with disability

    New NagueaCiting the role of naga City in the infancy of her career. the city government adopted Iriga-born nora Aunor as its own through an honorific title last week.

    soRsogoN NatIoNal hIgh school

    By DAnny O. CALLejA

    SORSOGON CITY - Some politicians in Sorsog-on province are moving for the renaming of the historic Sorsogon National High School (SNHS) after the late congressman Salvador H. Escudero III, a move be-ing strongly opposed by the schools alumni association.

    We, the alumni of SNHS, hereby petition for reconsid-eration of the intentions of some elected provincial offi-cials to rename our alma mat-er in honor of the deceased congressman, the Sorsogon National High School Alumni Association said in a petition paper recently issued.

    Should the plan material-ize, SNHS will be renamed as proposed, Dr. Salvador H. Escudero III Memorial High School.

    Sorsogon provincial pros-ecutor Regina Coeli Gabito, the Sorsogon High Alumni Association (SHAA) presi-dent, on Monday said the association is in the process of collecting the signatures of its over-100,000 members -- all graduates of SNHS -- in the petition paper to express

    By AnA-LIzA S. MACAtAngAy

    NAGA CITY --- In soli-darity with the countrys observance of Womens month, the city govern-ment of Naga and the Per-sons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) here came up with a one-day Disabil-ity Orientation Seminar for physically challenged girls and women.

    Dubbed Make the Right

    Real for Women and Girls with Disability, PDAO be-lieves that this confab held yesterday, will highlight the privileges of PWDs as they embark on a more aggres-sive journey. This is also to ensure their full participation in all endeavors without dis-crimination.

    PDAO Officer-in-Charge

    CPA-Lawyer Antonio P. Acyatan alerts taxpayers on the recent issu-ance by the Bureau of Internal Rev-enue of a new Memorandum Order (RMO 7-2015) issued last January 22, 2015 which classifies violations of the Tax Code into those subject to Compromise Penalties, and those subject to criminal prosecution.

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    paglilinaw na ito, upang maitama ang di sinasadyang pagbanggit ko sa pangalan ng nasa mambabatas sa nasabing Sinumpaang Salaysay. Nilagdaan ko ngayon ika-6 ng Setyembre, 2014

    Assisted by Counsel: Atty. Stephen L. DavidJANET L. NAPOLESNagpapatunay at Naglilinaw

    ******Heres also the following clarification

    from Engr. Abelardo R. Bragas, OIC-Regional Director of the Department of Agriculture:

    This is to certify that based on records, there was no fund released or Advice of Sub-Allotment (SAS) issued in CY 2004 through the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office No. 5 under Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Congressman Arnulfo P. Fuentebella of the 4th district of Camarines Sur.

    Issued this 3rd day of June 2014 at the Department of Agriculture RFO5, San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur, upon request of Rep. Fuentebella for records and reference purposes only.

    Engr. Abelardo R. Bragas******

    Antonio Lopez wrote the following excerpt in the Biz News Asia dated March 30 to April 6, 2015:

    The country has a population of more than one hundred one million (101 million) Muslims number no more than four (4) million or 4% of the national population.

    Yet, the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will cede to the MILF 32% of the

    national territory Mindanao, the Sulu Archipelago and Palawan. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) which represents barely half of total Filipino Muslims, will have their own state; the Bangsamoro; their own people the Bangsamoro people nobody knows who they are; their own citizenship (again called Bangsamoro people nobody knows who they are; their own citizenship (again called Bangsamoro) their own territory (land mass as well as maritime, terrestrial, fluvial and alluvial domains, the air above them; their own government which will be parliamentary, unlike the Philippines which is presidential.

    Together, Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan are the riches regions of the Philippines. They can feed the entire Philippine population for the next thirty (30) generations. There three island groups are predominantly Christian not Muslims.

    Repeated ly in the past , the Christian dominated Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan rejected inclusion in the present Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, which the BBL will abolish and replace with the same animal also called ARMM.

    This new ARMM will be infinitely richer in cash with more than P100 billion a year in Manila subsidy, four times the present P24 billion budget of the present ARMM.

    Passing the BBL Bill (Housebill No. P4994) is like pouring gasoline on a burning house. In terrorist terms, passage of the BBLL is like that viral video in which a fallen SAF commando, later identified as Police Officer 1 Joseph Sagonoy, is being shot mercilessly by an unidentified Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighter.

    This is our information and study. I think a new peace agreement as revised peace agreement with the MILF that conforms with the Constitution would be acceptable to all parties concerned. This is not just the concern of the Executive Branch of the government headed by Pres. Aquino and the MILF but of all the Filipinos who owns the Philippine Archipelago: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

    Palm Sunday is the beginning of the Holy Week. In the words of Fr. Jerry M. Orbos, SVD, Let this week remind us of nothingness, and make us realize that without God, we are nothing. All our virtues and so-called achievements, in which we take so much pride, mean nothing at all if we forgot that all these are made possible by the grace of our loving, compassionate and merciful God.

    Let this Holy Week remind us of our mortality. We will all go sooner or later. What legacy will we leave behind? What do we tell God when He asks us what have we done or not done? Let us fill in the blanks now so that we will not fail in the final exam.

    This is a reminder to all of us including myself.

    ******So, Ben Hur Luy, the governments state

    witness against alleged PDAF scam queen Janet Lim Napoles has bank deposits total P151 million in nine years according to documents obtained by the Daily Tribune as reported in its March 30, 2015 issue. The counsel of Napoles, Dennis Buenaventura, had been saying that it was Luy who had been transacting his own outside the knowledge of Napoles.

    Now referring to the list of Janet Napoles linking twenty senators (20) and one hundred congressmen to the pork barrel scam which included the name of Cong. Arnulfo Fuentebella, heres the following clarification and apology of Janet Napoles to the former House Speaker which I am quoting hereunder: PAGPAPATUNAY AT PAGLILINAW

    Ako ay nagpapatunay at naglilinaw na noong binalikan ko ang aking mga talaan, pagkatapos ako ay lumagda ng Sinumpaang Salaysay noong ika ng Mayo 2004 sa Department of Agriculture, Region Field Unit No. 5 na galling sa PDAF ni Cong. Arnulfo P. Fuentebella.

    Dahil sa hindi sinasadyang pagbanggit ng pangalan ni dating Speaker Fuentebella sa nasabing Sinumpaang Salaysay, nais kong humingi ng paumanhin sa kanya, sa kanyang pamilya, mga tauhan at nasasakupan sa ika-4 na distrito ng Probinsya ng Camarines Sur.

    Isinagawa ko ang pagpapatunay at

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    the country has enough sources of foreign exchange earnings to meet scheduled external loans payments. There are also indications that our finances can afford us to pre-pay some foreign obligations, even before their maturities. If we are able to pay our debts on time, or earlier our interest burden will be lower, not to mention that our international credit rating can be upgraded.

    FOOD EXPORTS: Twenty four Filipino food manufacturing companies went to the Dubai Gulfood Show and brought home the bacon so to speak. The got more than US$21 million booked orders and US$69 million negotiated deals. DTIs Center for Intl Trade Expositions and Missions arranged the successful trip to the Middle East of the Filipino food specialists. The Phl Food Pavilion was designed to attract lead buyers to a line-up of food products.

    Among the products that became popular buys are native dessicated

    coconut, coco water, dried or canned fruits and juices, fresh Cavendish bananas, mangoes, pineapples, processed meat, condiments, pili nuts, shrimp paste, and instant rice mixes of native delicacies. There are many Pinoy workers in Dubai and neighboring Emirates and Kingdoms and they will become our primary buyers of Phl food products.

    REQUIEM FOR TANTOY: My dear friend, former DILG Usec Crisanto Tantoy Castro has gone ahead to the valley where our God fully reign supreme that is, in heaven. Castro was the second national president of the organization of Philippine CPAs (PICPA) of which I was the first. As immediate past president, he sponsored to the Board of Directors the elevation of your columnist to the PICPA Accountancy Hall of Fame.

    Tantoy was appointed DILG USec by then Secretary Raul Roco, his Ateneo de Naga classmate (1956). During his PICPA presidency, our Convention was held in Albay/Legazpi City. The popular Raul was Keynote Speaker. I introduced him as next president. In retort, he announced that he dreamt being in Malacanang signing the papers of CPA-Lawyer Tony Acyatan as COA Chair. Our mutual dreams did not materialize. I am still your Bikol Reporter columnist! Bon Voyage, Padi Tantoy!

    WISDOM: If you love and care for one another the people will know that yon are my true disciples.

    (PICPA past president and Hall-of-Famer, and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement Awardee).

    MAMASAPANO: The BBK/MILF-PNP encounter in Maguindanao has fortunately provided our officials a good chance to re-assess the impact of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. We are now given a periscopic view of the varying attitudes of our brother Muslims some of whom are using religious differences to sow intra-faith discords. Most Christians want and pray for peace but they do not agree that our territorial and economic sovereignty will be given away.

    Filipinos must urge their congress-ional leaders to look at the BBL with keen eyes. The provisions of the BBL must not violate our Constitution. At all times, the proposed Bangsamoro nation should be under and within our nationally-constituted government. They can be given autonomy, but not total indepen-dence! Auditing and police services, more so military force should be under our traditional authorities. This is the only set-up acceptable to our business and industry.

    DEBT SERVICE: As proof of Phls economic growth the countrys external debt service reqirement fell to US$6.3 billion in 2014. This is the lowest in the last ten years, even as it is lower by 16% from the 2013 level of US$7.53billion. This figure is 6.4% compared with total principal and interest payments as a percentage of export of goods, receipts from services and primary income, improving from 8.2% last year.

    The lower debt service ratio proves that

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    Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of jesus Christ to jerusalem. for Christians, this marks the continuation of Christs salvation mission, with the city as a backdrop for his liberating work.

    Our contemporary situation, with development heavily concentrated in cities, echoes the times of Christ when he went to jerusalem, the center of temporal power.

    this was a recognition that the site of struggle was in the center, the locus which needed change.

    Cities, after all, are a centripetal force in the development of human civilization. People converge in cities basically for survival. yet, over concentration of development in cities has its price crime, pollution, unending traffic, the bane of urbanization.

    In the Philippines and other developing countries, the same pattern continues.

    Largely, because for instance, the countrys underlying concept for development is urban. this is shown by the national budget, where 50% of the total is allotted for Luzon, while the remaining half is divided between visayas and Mindanao. we should no wonder then why the age-old problems of poverty and its twin, the insurgency and separatist movement, are ever present and ubiquitous in these two main islands of the country.

    what is neglected in this concept of development is clearly the rural which because of it, is therefore underdeveloped, the source of migrants, the high risk areas for natural disasters.

    It is time this paradigm of development be changed.

    the generic measure that cities are progressive with the presence of malls and fastfood chains should be revised, i.e. by asking when is a place really developed?

    Are a burger eating populace reflective of development when million others are hungry in the rural areas?

    the capitalistic idea that says it is so, also dictates that it is time that the same be overturned.

    editorial Overturning the

    Concept of Development

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    PA, DA prime retiring personnel

    Legazpi traces win to dream for livable place

    PRePaReDNess Is the KeYMayor john Bongat as Incident Commander led the 1st Quarter nationwide Simultaneous Drill at the SM City naga. the Drill was participated in by no less than 1700 employees and tenants of the mall.

    PNP cIteDMayor John Bongat and the Sangguniang Panlungsod cited the Naga City Police Office thru its City Director, Police Senior Superintendent narciso Damaso Domingo for its strong campaign against criminals-using-motorcycle.

    inars for its retiring personnel. According to LTC Bernardo R. Fortez, Jr. this year 29 of these retiring personnel at-tended the lectures on various agriculture-based livelihood undertakings.

    The 3-day training held on March 17 to 19 inside the military camp was capped with actual visit to the fa-cilities and projects inside the DA compound and the participants had hands-on learning of some of the topics discussed to them. Experts from the Bicol Integrated Agricultural Research Center (BIARC) of the DA served as resource persons. Among the topics discussed and the corresponding resource per-sons were: rice production - Anacleto Esplana;, organic composting- Angelina Pease-rada;, goat production- Mari-anito Tesorero; native chicken production- Fortunato Balbis; grafting of fruit trees- Domi-nica Camposano; cleft plant propagation- Augusto Saldo and mushroom production - Pedro Oliver.

    The training culminated with the graduation ceremo-nies graced by Col. Milfredo M. Melegrito, Chief of Staff of the 9th Infantry Division, Phil. Army. In his message, Melegrito said that Filipinos generally consider a person successful if he is employed, but in other countries a per-son is considered successful if he runs his own business or enterprise no matter how small. He stressed that the success of the transition pro-gram for retiring personnel

    By DAnny O. CALLejA

    LEGAZPI CITY -- The city government here and one of its urban villages will receive honors on March 26 for winning anew the Gawad Kalasag Awards national championshipa twin vic-tory that its leaders attribute to their resolve in ensuring that each local community is a truly livable place for ev-erybody.

    Basically, it is our unre-lenting commitment to this area of governance supported by our people in the barangays that won for us for the second time the national champion-ship awards, City Mayor Noel Rosal, said.

    An announcement made by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) late last week named the City Disas-ter Risk Reduction and Man-agement Council (CDDRM) as the best nationwide in the Component/Independent City Category of the 2014 Gawad Kalasag search.

    Barangay Oro Site, a dense-ly populated village at the heart of the citys commercial district, on the other hand, won the number one spot for having the Best Barangay DRRMCs for the Urban Barangay Class. Launched in 1998, the awards is among the national govern-ments mechanism in obtain-ing sustained commitment and

    support from DRRM practitio-ners in strengthening the resil-ience and adaptive capacities of the country and communi-ties to disaster risks by recog-nizing their exceptional contri-butions.

    Kalasag stands for Kalami-dad at Sakuna, Labanan, Saril-ing Galing ang Kaligtasan.

    Rosal, who is CDRRMC chairman along with City Ad-ministrator and CDRRMC ac-tion man Pecos Intia, and Jo-seph Philip Lee, the Oro Site village chieftain and Barangay DRRMC head, will receive the awards during formal cer-emonies at Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

    The accolades will be con-ferred on them by Department of National Defense Secretary

    and NDRRMC chair Voltaire Gazmin who will also honor all the 28 other national win-ners for their outstanding con-tributions in strengthening the resilience and adaptive capaci-ties of the country and commu-nities to disaster risks.

    Intia said the recognitions, which both the city and Ba-rangay Oro site won for the second time in two consecu-tive years (2013 and 2014), are affirmations of their being the countrys model in their re-spective categories in DRRM programs and a challenge for them to sustain those gains in the coming years.

    This inspires us towards working for more in ensur-ing that the city is indeed a very livable place not only for

    Legazpeos but also for the thousands of people coming on a year-round basis to our place as tourists, visitors, students, shoppers, businessmen and delegates of dozens of national and international conventions, seminars, conferences, sports competitions and other grand occasions that choose the city as venue, he said.

    The city was cited last year as among the three winners in the first Livable City Chal-lenge organized by the Nation-al Competitive Commission, APEC 2015 National Organiz-ing Council, World Wildlife Fund, Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Reconstruction and Asia Society and Urban Land Institute.

    Iloilo City won the first

    place, followed by this city which got the second spot and by Cebu that placed third in that competition which mea-sured their respective strategic visions and plans for a resilient and livable city.

    Intia said the city got the Gawad Kalasag National Award for the second time this year because the CDRRMC achieved the national frame-work for disaster management required by the NDRRMC which includes the areas of mitigation, preparedness, re-sponse and rescue and rehabili-tation and recovery.

    Rosal said we got our toughness against calamities from the painful lessons weve had from various disasters sev-eral years backone of them

    was the February 1993 Mt. Mayon eruption that killed 75 villagers of the city who were caught by the sudden ava-lanche of super-hot volcanic materials while farming at the lower slope of the volcano.

    After that incident, the city government worked on the permanent relocation to a safer place of all residents in baran-gays within the danger zone of the volcano.

    The other one was from the catastrophic impact of two su-per typhoons "Milenyo" and "Reming" that battered in late 2006 the city as severely as if it was the doomsday, killing over 1,200 people who were swept by the massive flashflood that hit some of its low-lying ba-rangays.

    Amidst those devastating scenarios, the badly shaken spirit of the city regained its composure promptly and the herculean character its admin-istration has developed for the local government and in-stilled among the governed swiftly roused back to work towards speedy recovery, he recalled.

    Now, life does not only con-tinue to bloom in this city after those disasters. It has also been getting livelier and highly liv-able as the city administration continues to nourish its boom-ing economy and explore more opportunities to rise high, he added.

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    PILI, CAMARINES SUR -While the manda-tory age for retirement for most government personnel is 65, for military personnel it is 56. But what is interest-ing is that, the Philippine Army prepares its retiring or separating personnel for a smooth transition to ci-vilian life via its Transition Assistance Program. Re-

    tiring personnel are made to attend a business/liveli-hood seminar and training where livelihood or business opportunities are presented which they could consider to venture into after retiring from active service. This is to provide them additional source of income other than merely relying on their monthly pensions. Also, be-

    ing engaged in a productive endeavour will boost their morale and give them a sense of pride as they main-stream into civilian life.

    For three years now the 9th Infantry Division of the Phil-ippine Army based in baran-gay Tinangis in this munici-pality has partnered with the Department of Agriculture in the conduct of livelihood sem-

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    inner chessBy j. henry DAnICAn

    tulay sa nakaagi

    Dis*Karte*Kusyon*Kurso

    FRANk PEones jr.

    Handiong kan epikong Bikolnon. Sinabi ko na pwede ining maging angkla sa pagpapabuhay nin inaapod na pride of place, kan mga taga-Libmanan. Maging sarong pangturismong programa, halimbawa, nin sarong walking tour sa mga lugar na nabanggit sa epiko. Siyempre, kinakaipuhan ngona nindang magkaigwa nin imbentaryo kan mga kayamanan kultural kan saindang lugar, halimbawa, an kweba kan Kulapnitan na dinumanan kadto kan biyaherong si Feodor Jagor, an Tancong Vaca Guerilla Unit, si Jaime Hernandez, asbp.

    Kan nagaadal pa ako kadto sa San Isidro, igwa duman kahoy na tulay na sa irarom may busay. Madali pa akong malamos duman huli sa kusog kan bulos kan tubig. Alagad, nawara na si busay huli sa pagtugdok kan sementong tulay duman.

    Siring sa tulay sa Barit sa Iriga, na dawa 100 nang taon boot ipagaba huli sa ngaran nin kauswagan asin turismo, may memorya ako kan tulay na kahoy sa San Isidro. An paggiromdom sa nakaagi sarong simbolikong tulay sa satong inagihan, sa satong buhay.

    Nagtaram ako sa graduation sa sakong alma mater sa elementarya, an San Isidro South Central School sa Libmanan kan nakaaging semana.

    Tinaan ko nin doon an kahalagahan kan memorya asin paggiromdom sa sarong tawo. Ini huli kan epekto asin direksyon kan sistema nin edukasyon sa Pilipinas, na sabi ngani ni Fr. Mon Mendez, dating rector kan Aquinas University na sakong nakaulay sa NAAIA 3 mantang naghahalat ako kan sakong biyahe pa-Naga, garo sarong pabrika nin mga produkto. An mga estudyante binibilog nganing magsimbag sa pangangaipo nin merkado, siring sa sarong produktong kinokonsumo.

    An implikasyon kan sistemang ini iyo an paggabot o uprooting kan satong mga kaakian hali sa saindang pinaghalian, nganing magpasiring sa mga urban na lugar, kun bako man sa ibang nasyon. Mantang indikasyon man ini kan kiling na baskula kan kauswagan kun sain an mga kabaryohan yaon sa kapagtiosan, an direksyon na ini kan satong mga gra-duates nagpapahiling man kan kaluyahan nin gamot sa sadiring daga. Kaya sabi ngani kan sarong Meksikanong parasurat asin lider obrero na si Ernesto Galarza:

    An pagdayo sa ibang nasyon sarong kaluyahan nin gamot. An mga nagdayo biktima nin ekolohiya. Sa saindang tahaw asin an nagtataong sustanciang kinaban, igwang nakasuksok na salugsog.

    An paggiromdom minapalaad nin pagmakulog sa pinaghalian. Sabi ngani sa gurang tang ariwaga: An tawong dai tataong magsalingoy sa pinaghalian, dai makakaabot sa padudumanan. Kaya sakong pinagiromdom na an mga taga-Libmanan dapat maghulbot nin onra sa saindang nakaagi an banwaan an mitolohikal na sentro kan duluhan ni

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    holy week

    what is holy week?Holy Week is a famous occasion of celebration, fun and frolic in the Philippines, a prominent Roman Catholic nation. Holy Week in the Philippines also known as Semana Santa, is observed through a week every year. Interestingly enough, during Holy Week, the country observes the mood of rest and resumes activities after Viernes Santo or Mahal na Araw after Good Friday.

    features of holy week- Holy Week in the Philippines begins with the Palm Sunday when the Catholics bring palm leaves or palaspas and finishes on Linggo ng Pagkabuhay or Dia de Pascua on Easter Sunday, when masses and processions are held

    - The palaspas (palm leaves) are often brought back home to guard off from evil forces

    - The chanting of the story of Jesus life, passion, and death is carried out for two days from Holy Monday.

    - Maundy Thursday is observed through church services and Passion Plays and last mass before Easter is observed.

    - In many parts of Philippines like Manila, San Fernando in Pampanga Province, and Antipolo in Rizal Province, and the Bicol Region. The sufferings and death of Christ in the Cross are enacted on Good Friday. Even Jesus Seven last words (Siete Palabras) are commemorated and a Passion play called the Sinakulo is performed.

    - The occasion of Easter Sunday is marked by celebrations of Holy Week in Philippines and transport of statues of the Risen Christ and the Grieving Mother Mary to a particular place.

    nCCh: giving hope to childrenBy AnA-LIzA S. MACAtAngAyNAGA CITY --- Children-

    at-risk (CAR) and Children in conflict with the law (CICL) have found a new haven. All 360 of them are now un-der the roof of the Naga City Childrens Home located at the outskirts of Barangay Pa-col, this city.

    OIC City Social Welfare Officer Annabel SJ Vargas said that the NCCH continues to restore the childrens normal routine after falling prey to the various street crimes and ab-normal circumstances that un-fortunately snatched them from

    what is supposed to be a normal childhood milieu.

    Just a week ago on March 16, NCCH celebrated its first year anniversary highlighting the various services that were already put in place to cater to the needs of male children ages 18 years old and below. One of which is the provision of comprehensive and integrated delivery of rehabilitation ser-vice using interdisciplinary ap-proach for the individuals.

    Vargas said that they also en-

    sure that all the children inside the NCCH are given homelife services, or the provision of the basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and medicines. This intervention endeavors to put the child in a normal family setting where his basic needs are given, providing a semblance of a real homey environment.

    Out of the 360 children now under the auspices of NCCH, 221 are labeled as children at risk or those children vulner-able to abuse due to home-

    lessness, negligence and other degrading circumstances. This type applies to street children who mostly inhabits the streets and sidewalks and considered it as their home.

    On the other hand, 139 are categorized as Children in Con-flict or as defined is a person who at the time of the commis-sion of the offense is below 18 years old but not less than 15 years and one day old. Most of the petty crimes in the city are committed by teenagers or minors.

    Traditionally, a taxpayer found to be guilty of Tax Code violations regardless of pur-pose - may be able to escape criminal prosecution by paying Compromise Penalty to the BIR. Under the new RMO, the vio-lations are inquired into if they were committed as part of a tax evasion scheme. With that find-ing, the offense will no longer be allowed to be compromised and instead referred by the Rev-enue officers to the BIR Legal Department for prosecution of the offenders.

    In the same memorandum, the Schedule of Compromise Penalties that will be collected by the BIR operating units has been raised. With the release of the new schedule, the discretion of the District Offices and BIR Regions are reduced, albeit elimi-nated. Hence, the imposition and collection of the correct penal-ties are now mandatory.

    Among the violations meted with heavier penalties include failure to register their business with BIR, or submit the quarterly summary list of sales and pur-chases, failure to refund excess withholding on compensation, and refusal to issue official re-ceipts to transactors. Printers who fail to submit quarterly reports are also subject to stiffer fines.

    Acyatan who is business col-umn writer of BIKOL REPORT-ER admonish all businessmen

    and taxpayers to strictly observe the provisions of the NIRC-Tax Code and within the prescribed deadlines. He specifically re-ferred to submission of com-pliances like the Privilege Tax, Percentage Tax, Gross Receipts Tax, Doc. Stamp Tax, Creditable Withholding and Withholding Tax on Purchases and Wages.

    Corporations that are classi-fied by the BIR as Top Twenty Thousand (TTT) Taxpayers are mandated to subject all their pay-ments regardless of amounts to withholding and to remit the collections to BIR within the time frame provided.

    Under current Revenue Regu-lations, failure to withhold and to remit the correct amount of taxes from all payments will subject the withholding agent (payor) to pay the tax, plus surcharges and inter-est, and compromise penalty (if still eligible). Moreover, expense payments not subject to proper withholding will be disallowed as deduction from gross income.

    The CPA-Lawyer columnist reiterated his advice that the best way to avoid harassment from BIR examiners is to file the re-quired tax reports on time and to pay the correct amount of taxes. He committed to defend his con-sultancy firms clients from BIR malpractices so long as their tax reports are truthful and season-ably filed.

    Bir ups penalties for tax . . .

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  • Bikol reporter 5march 29-april 4, 2015

    Looming Power Crisis(Part 1 of a 3-part series)

    In the past several months, the government has repeatedly warned the public about the looming power crisis in Luzon this summer due to the scheduled maintenance shutdowns of several power plants. The scheduled shutdowns could not have come at a more ill-opportune time. Summer season has historically always been the peak of electric power demands because of the higher consumption of electricity due to the need for cooling. From air conditioning systems to refrigerators to water pumps for tall buildings, the overall power load demand will surely peak this season. Of course, all of these will also become further worse because of the growing economy, which means greater power consumption as new malls, high rise buildings and factories are built.

    According to the Power Development Plan (PDP) of the Department of Energy the total electric power consumption in Luzon is projected to expand from the actual level of 41,275 GWh in 2008 to a projected point of 64,303 GWh in 2018 and to 109,477 Gwh in 2030. Meanwhile, the corresponding peak demand of 6,822 MW in 2008 is projected to rise to 10,393 MW by 2018 and to 17,636 MW by 2030. In order to avoid a power crisis, the reserve power capacity of the Luzon grid must be maintained at higher level than the peak demand levels. Otherwise, rolling blackouts must be implemented to prevent total system failure due to overloading.

    Some sectors fear that if the power crisis is not averted, the situation in the last part of President Corazon Aquinos term in the 1990s will again be repeated. Nationwide rolling blackouts and the inevitable consequence of economic retrograde will again ensue. Several lawmakers are advocating the granting of special powers to President Benigno S. Aquino, III to allow him to enter into contracts with several power providers. However, even if the construction of new power plants is started immediately, it would take at least fi ve years before these power plants become fully operational. The short-term solution is the renting and purchasing of diesel barge generators to augment the declining power output in Luzon. Even if the power defi cit is addressed, the total power cost will inevitably rise, causing added fi nancial burden to the consumers. It was even suggested by Sec. Carlos Jericho L. Petilla of the Department of Energy that malls and other large business establishments should use their backup generators during peak hours to minimize the power load demand in the Luzon grid. On the other hand, government contracts with providers of renewable energy such as wind and solar energy were recently approved but these sources could only provide a fraction of the total demand in Luzon. Some of these sources are also proportionally more expensive on per kWh output basis.

    It seems that the power consumers are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, so to speak. Either we suffer rolling blackouts or we pay for higher energy costs. The Philippine power rate is among the highest rate in the world. We pay more per kilowatt-hour compared to some more industrialized countries such as Canada.

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    Republic of the Philippines Offi ce of the President Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council hOuSIng AnD LAnD uSe reguLAtOry BOArD Bicol Region 2/F Insular Life Bldg., Rizal St., Legazpi City

    PauNawaIpinagbibigay alam na si erneStO A. SAnChO, ay naghain sa Tanggapang ito ng sinumpaang aplikasyon para sa pagbebenta ng mga LOTE sa SAnChOvILLe (Main & ShP) na matatagpuan sa Bgy. Impig, Sipocot, Camarines Sur at sinasakop ng Lot 1-B-6, Psd-73528 and Lots 1-B-5 and Lot 1-B-8, Psd-73528, naglalaman ng kabuuang sukat na18,298 sq.m. sa ilalim ng TCT Nos. RT-214(19636) at RT-9226 (6946), nauukol.

    Ang nasabing proyekto ay ginagamit ang SAnChOvILLe (ShP) na matatagpuan sa Bgy. Impig, Sipocot, Camarines Sur bilang pagtupad sa Seksyon 18 ng Batas Republika Blg. 7279.

    Lahat ng kasulatang kaugnay nito ay maaaring suriin ng sinuman na nagtataglay ng legal na interes dito matapos humiling ng pagsusuri at magbayad ng kaukulang halaga sa tanggapang ito.

    Kapag walang sagabal na legal, ang proyektong nabanggit ay ituturing na rehistrado at maari nang bigyan ng sertipiko bilang katibayan nito, pagkalipas ng limang (5) araw mula sa huling paglalathala.

    LungSOD ng LegAzPI, Pilipinas, ika-23 ng Marso 2015.

    DIr. jeSSe A. OBLIgACIOn, CeSO vDirector II/Regional Offi cer

    BIKOL REPORTERPublished: March 29, 2015

    Republic of the Philippines Offi ce of the President Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council hOuSIng AnD LAnD uSe reguLAtOry BOArD Bicol Region 2/F Insular Life Bldg., Rizal St., Legazpi City

    NotIcenOtICe is hereby given that erneStO A. SAnChO, has fi led with this Offi ce a sworn registration statement for the sale of LOTS in SAnChOvILLe (Main & ShP) located at Bgy. Impig, Sipocot, Camarines Sur and more particularly described as Lot 1-B-6, Psd-73528 and Lots 1-B-5 and Lot 1-B-8, Psd-73528, containing a total area of 18,298 sq.m. and covered by TCT Nos. RT-214(19636) and RT-9226 (6946), respectively.

    The foregoing project is utilizing SAnChOvILLe (ShP) located at Bgy. Impig, Sipocot, Camarines Sur as its compliance pursuant to Section 18 of Republic Act No. 7279.

    All papers relative thereto shall, upon request and payment of processing fee, be available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon.

    Absent any legal impediment, the above-cited project is deemed registered and a cerfi ticate, in evidence thereof, shall forthwith be issued after fi ve (5) days from the last day of publication.

    LegAzPI CIty, Philippines, 23 March 2015.

    DIr. jeSSe A. OBLIgACIOn, CeSO vDirector II/Regional Offi cer

    BIKOL REPORTERPublished: March 29, 2015

    Albay CArPbenefi ciariestrain inlivelihood

    LEGAZPI CITY -- About 200 Comprehensive Agrari-an Reform Program (CARP) benefi ciaries from different Agrarian Reform Communi-ties in Albay participated in the livelihood training con-ducted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)Albay Provincial Offi ce on Wednesday.

    Entitled SMERA (Small Medium Enterprise Roving Academy) Para sa mga Nego-syanteng Paraoma, the train-ing was held at the Concourse Convention Hall here.

    SMERA, which is a con-tinuous learning program for the development of micro, small and medium enterprises, is designed to promote entre-preneurship and develop key competencies in opportunities searching, product develop-ment, marketing and other skills training.

    The activity is part of the DTIs continuing program to assist the CARP benefi ciaries to further help them in enhanc-ing their skills and knowledge in developing sustainable live-lihood, and eventually prepare their products for the global market.

    The training was conducted through lectures, discussions, demonstrations and workshop.

    It was divided into two courses: Productivity Seminar Course and Skills Training Course.

    The fi rst course involved topics on Marketing: Aware-ness and Strategy, Promotion of Green Economic Develop-ment: Green Farm Practices, and Updates on CARP Pro-grams.

    The second course included topics on Agricultural Waste Conversion, Capacity Devel-opment on Raw Vegetable Pro-cessing, Fashion Accessories, and Technology Training on Corn and Root Crops By-prod-uct Conversion.

    The DTI activity was in partnership with the DTI-CARP National Program Of-fi ce and the Department of Agrarian Reform-Albay.

    It was in line with the gov-ernments thrust to address economic development in the countryside through the provi-sion of alternative livelihood opportunities to the commu-nity residents and to agrarian reform benefi ciaries. -PNA

    Christopher Molin stated that numerous women have already proven their worth as partners of the community in its quest for development. He added that there are many modern Juanas who have already validated that physical disabil-ity is not a hindrance in real-izing ones vision.

    City Councilor Cecilia Ve-luz De Asis, Committee in Family, Women and Gender Development Chairperson , also the concurrent Naga City Bantay Familia, Inc. Chairper-son also graced the program and shared her insights on the various endeavors that women have successfully immersed themselves in during the past years.

    Policies on Human Rights and Gender Equality for Wom-en and Girls with Disabilities, (WGWD), provisions stipu-lated under the Convention on the elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the current WGWD Situationer and salient points of the Incheon Strategy calling for Disability Inclusive Devel-opment was likewise discussed by HELP Learning Center Foundation, Inc. Program Offi -

    cer Jose Antonio Delos Reyes.The confab also adopted

    this years theme: Juanang May Kapansanan, Kapasyahan mo ay mahalaga sa Bayan as PDAOs own battle cry empha-sizing the critical role of wom-en in nation building. The said orientation- seminar is also being envisioned as another tool that will propel women with disability into the next level of realizing their aspi-rations.

    City Mayor John Bongat expressed his full support to the undertakings of PDAO stating that the city govern-ment will continue to pursue gender mainstreaming to en-sure that all Naguenos will be given opportunities for growth and development.

    Barely two weeks ago, Bongat received a recognition for the city acknowledging it as Gender and Development (GAD) Local Learning Hub. This was given by The Philip-pine Commission on Women (PCW) as recognition of the citys effort in providing multi-sectoral and community-based programs for women.

    These programs specifi cally seek to address gender-based

    violence and enjoin women in strengthening enterprises and take an active role in alleviat-ing poverty in their own com-munity.

    Bongat, also in response to the national governments call to establish an offi ce that will oversee the welfare and pro-mote the rights of persons with disability, approved City Ordi-nance 2010-039 authored by City Councilor Nathan Sergio. The said ordinance created the persons with disability affairs offi ce (PDAO) which is di-rected to ensure that programs and policies for the promotion of the welfare of the sector are being implemented.

    DIr. jeSSe A. OBLIgACIOn, CeSO vDirector II/Regional Offi cer

    DIr. jeSSe A. OBLIgACIOn, CeSO vDirector II/Regional Offi cer

    naga focuses on women . . .

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  • Bikol reporter6 march 29-april 4, 2015

    Republic of the PhilippinesProvince of Camarines Sur

    Municipality of CArAMOAn-oOo-

    Offi ce of the Sangguniang Bayanthe 8th SAnggunIAng BAyAn

    eXCerPtS frOM the MInuteS Of the reguLAr SeSSIOn Of the 9th SAnggunIAng BAyAn Of CArAMOAn, CAMArIneS Sur heLD On MArCh 12, 2012 At 2:00 P.M., SeSSIOn hALL, MunICIPAL MAIn BuILDIng, CArAMOAn, CAMArIneS Sur.

    PreSent:

    HON. JUAN A. CORDIS -Municipal Vice-Mayor/Presiding Offi cer

    MeMBerS

    HON. IRENE R. BREIS HON. JUAN C. CORDIS III HON. MANOLO A. PINEDA, JR. HON. RAUL F. VILLARETE HON. LEOPOLDO L. RODAVIA HON. EDUARDO B. BONITA

    ABSent:

    HON. ROMEO O. MARTO - Municipal Councilor HON. ADELFA T. PURISIMA - Municipal Councilor HON. DICK H. CORDIAL - Liga President (Ex-Offi cio Member)

    HON. CHRISTINE MAYNE S. CORDIAL - SK Federation President (Ex-Offi cio Member)

    MunICIPAL OrDInAnCe nO. 01Series of 2012

    An OrDInAnCe On InternAL ruLeS AnD PrOCeDureS In COnDuCtIng InveStIgAtIOn, heArIng AnD DeCISIOn Of ADMInIStrAtIve COMPLAInt AgAInSt eLeCteD BArAngAy OffICIALS

    whereAS, the Local Government Code of 1991 has vested in the Sangguniang Bayan a Quisi Judicial Function that of conducting investigation, hearing and disposal of Administrative Complaint fi led elective Barangay Offi cials;

    whereAS, Republic Act 7160 provides the substantial provisions on disciplinary sanction for the same but does not provide the intricate procedural rule in implementing the same;

    whereAS, the Sangguniang Bayan as a law making body is given the wide latitude and discretion as to the proper procedure in investigation, hearing and decision making. It may adopt its own rules and procedure in solving particular problem and in imposing penalty therefore; these rule, however must be fair, reasonable and not arbitrary. (Ang VS CIR 69 Phil. February 27, 1946 (DILG OPINION NO. 108-1996);

    wherefOre, on motion by Hon. Juan C. Cordis III, duly seconded by Hon. Eduardo B. Bonita, be it

    reSOLveD, as it is hereby resolved to approve as it is hereby approved the foregoing MunICIPAL OrDInAnCe On InternAL ruLeS AnD PrOCeDureS In COnDuCtIng InveStIgAtIOn, heArIng AnD DeCISIOn Of ADMInIStrAtIve COMPLAInt AgAInSt eLeCteD BArAngAy OffICIALS.

    Be It enACteD, as it is hereby ENACTED, by the Sangguniang Bayan of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, in session assembled, that:

    ChAPter ICOMPLAInt AnSwer

    SeCtIOn 1. tItLe this Ordinance shall be known as An OrDInAnCe On InternAL ruLeS AnD PrOCeDureS In COnDuCtIng InveStIgAtIOn, heArIng AnD DeCISIOn Of ADMInIStrAtIve COMPLAInt AgAInSt eLeCteD BArAngAy OffICIALS.

    SeCtIOn 2. COMPLAInt Any Administrative Complaint against Elected Offi cial shall be fi led with the Sangguniang Bayan. It must be verifi ed or under oath; it must enumerate and narrates the event and circumstances constituting the acts omission, dereliction of duty, and misfeasance in public offi ce which are subject to disciplinary sanction. It must also name the title of the offense; it must be accompanied with the testimony of the witness if any and the documentary evidence.

    SeCtIOn 3. AnSwer Within seven (7) days upon receipt of the complaint the Sangguniang Bayan shall order the respondent to submit his/her answer to the

    complaint, the same must be verifi ed or under oath and must be accompanied by the testimony of the witness and other documents if any. The respondent is given fi fteen (15) days within which to answer the complaint. The respondent should furnished a copy of the complaint and testimony of the witness.

    SeCtIOn 4. rePLy Within ten (10) days upon receipt of the copy of the answer the Sangguniang Bayan will proceed with the hearing of the case. Depending on the nature of the answer the complainant may submit his/her reply to the answer within fi ve (5) days from the receipt of the answer. At the same time the complainant shall be advised at his/her option to make and serve his reply to the answer. Within fi ve (5) days pending the submission of the reply the hearing shall proceed. Reply may deny or allege facts. Denial or avoidance of the new matter by way of defense as alleged in the answer.

    SeCtIOn 5. grOunDS fOr ADMInIStrAtIve COMPLAInt Grounds for Administrative Complaint are violation of the provisions of R.A. 7160; The Civil Service Laws. Certain provisions of Administrative Code of 1987; R.A. 3019 Corrupt Practices Act; Philippine Constitution and other pertinent Laws.

    SeCtIOn 6. It is the duty of the Sangguniang Bayan to advise the parties of their rights to hire their legal counsel.

    SeCtIOn 7. If the respondent failed to submit his/her answer within the Regulatory Period the Sangguniang Bayan shall proceed with the hearing of the case.

    ChAPter IIgenerAL PrOvISIOnS

    SeCtIOn 8. The Sangguniang Bayan by way of a resolution shall now create the entire membership of the Sangguniang Bayan as the Committee of the Whole. The Sangguniang Bayan, Secretary, the Board Secretary and one computer staff shall constitute the secretariat. These Committee of the Whole and staff shall; conduct the investigation, hearing and decision of the complaint.

    SeCtIOn 9. Therefore the Council shall appoint another committee with the Vice-Mayor as Chairman, The Sangguniang Bayan Secretary, the Board Secretary, the Chairman of the Committee on Rules, Laws and Investigation and one computer staff. This committee shall named as THE DRAFT COMMITTEE.

    SeCtIOn 10. Administrative investigation, hearing and disposition shall not be in nature of a criminal trial nor of civil proceeding. It must be given a wide discretion of liberality.

    SeCtIOn 11. Technical rule of procedure shall not be strictly followed, it is suffi cient that substantive due process requirement of fairness and reasonableness be observed.

    SeCtIOn 12. The rule on evidence shall only be a guide in accepting and appreciating the testimony and documentary evidence of the parties.

    SeCtIOn 13. Clear and convincing evidence for or against the respondent in an Administrative Case may be enough either to convict or acquit the respondent of the offense as charged.

    SeCtIOn 14. The Committee of the Whole may hire the service of the Legal Counsel as friend of the Committee to assist the same in all legal matters.

    SeCtIOn 14-A. Any and all member of the committee have the power to conduct the question and answer method of investigation; to receive and evaluate testimony and documentary evidence.

    SeCtIOn 15. Decision of the Sangguniang Bayan may be appealed to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan concerned within a period of thirty (30) days from receipt by the parties of the decision of the case.

    SeCtIOn 16. Decision of the Sangguniang Bayan is fi nal and executory.

    SeCtIOn 17. The case should be terminated within a period of ninety (90) days after the issue is joined or on the day the respondent submitted her/his answer to complaint.

    SeCtIOn 18. Brief is optional to any or both parties. If ever, brief should be submitted within fi ve (5) days after the parties rested their case.

    ChAPter IIItrIAL PrOPer

    SeCtIOn 19. Pre-trial is mandatory to give the parties the opportunity to enter into an amicable settlement of their difference. It may also facilitate the stipulation and admission of the same facts.

    SeCtIOn 20. Administrative Trial will follow the usual court trial devoid of some technicalities:

    A. The complainant by himself or thru counsel present his/her testimony

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  • Bikol reporter 7march 29-april 4, 2015and that of his/her witness together with the submission of documentary evidence, this is known as DIRECT EXAMINATION.

    B. The Respondent by himself or thru counsel may conduct a re-direct examination of his/her witness.

    C. The respondent by himself or thru counsel may conduct a RECROSS of the witness on the stand.

    SeCtIOn 21. After the complainant is through presenting, examining an submitting their testimonies and evidence, respondent will now rebut/refut testimonies and evidence presented and submitted by conducting the same procedure:

    A. Direct Examination by respondent or counsel;B. Cross Examination by respondent or counsel;C. Re-direct Examination by respondent or counsel; andD. Re-cross Examination by respondent or counsel.

    SeCtIOn 22. Motion to inhibit any member of the committee shall not be entertained; inhibition is the sole prerogatives of the member concerned.

    SeCtIOn 23. Veto power of the Mayor is not applicable in this administrative investigation.

    SeCtIOn 24. QUORUM OF THE COMMITTEE shall be strictly observed.

    SeCtIOn 25. In the event that any party to the case cannot hire the service of the counsel this committee allows litigants to be assisted by any ordinary person who is known of his integrity, probity and competence especially, one who have a little knowledge in court trial. Said person shall assist the litigants in presenting his/her documents and examining his/her witnesses.

    SeCtIOn 26. The committee shall have the power to limit the questioning by any party or by any counsel in order not to prolong and delay the proceeding. This is also to avoid the counsel twisting the mind and answer of the witness on the stand.

    ChAPter IvDeCISIOn

    SeCtIOn 27. StAteMent Of fACtS narrates the chronological history of the case: the fi ling of the complaint, the submission of the answer and other pleading subsequent thereto. Statement of facts include the testimony of the complaint his/her witness and other documentary evidence, cite the testimony of the complainant and evidence refuted and controverted by the respondent.

    SeCtIOn 28. reSPOnDent Cite the testimony of the respondent and his/her witness, cite the documentary evidence submitted.

    SeCtIOn 29. Statement of law applicable to the case and the evidence presented, law includes civil, criminal, moral and unwritten law.

    SeCtIOn 30. the individual member of the Committee of the Whole must write his/her own individual decision of the case, he/she should direct and frank to state his/her decision is GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY of the offense as charged.

    SeCtIOn 31. REPRIMAND as a penalty may be imposed on the respondent if the offense is less serious.

    SeCtIOn 32. The Draft Committee will now collate and summarize the individual decision member. The Draft Committee shall get the majority decision of the committee member.

    SeCtIOn 33. The Draft Committee should not indicate and indicate and identify the owner of the vote in the individual decision.

    SeCtIOn 34. The consolidated draft of the decision shall now be submitted to the session of the Sangguniang Bayan for its fi nal approval.

    SeCtIOn 35. The decision of the Committee of the Whole will now be submitted to the Local Chief Executive who has the power to implement the decision to the respondent.

    SeCtIOn 36. Motion for reconsideration of the decision cannot be entertained.

    SeCtIOn 37. AMenDMentS This rule may be amended only once a year.

    SeCtIOn 38. SePArABILIty CLAuSe In case of confl ict between the substantial provision of the Republic Act 7160 on disciplinary action and the provisions of this rule the former shall prevailed.

    SeCtIOn 39. effeCtIvIty CLAuSe The effectivity of this Ordinance, being procedural in nature and does not carry any penalty, shall be upon the approval by the Sangguniang Bayan.

    SeCtIOn 40. The usual submission to and review by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan shall nevertheless be observed.

    enACteD and APPrOveD this 12th day of March, 2012. WE HEREBY CERTIFY to the enactment if this foregoing Ordinance.

    (Sgd.) DAnILO O. BeLLezA Secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan

    COnCurreD: (Sgd.) Irene r. BreIS (Sgd.) juAn C. COrDIS IIIMunicipal Councilor Municipal Councilor

    (Sgd.) rAuL f. vILLArete (Sgd.) eDuArDO B. BOnItAMunicipal Councilor Municipal Councilor

    (Sgd.) MAnOLO A. PIneDA, jr. (Sgd.) LeOPOLDO L. rODAvIAMunicipal Councilor Municipal Councilor

    AtteSteD: (Sgd.) juAn A. COrDIS Municipal Vice-Mayor/Presiding Offi cer APPrOveD:

    (Sgd.) engr. COnStAntInO h. COrDIAL, jr.

    Municipal Mayor

    Republic of the PhilippinesProvince of Camarines Sur

    Municipality of CArAMOAn-oOo-

    Offi ce of the Sangguniang Bayan

    eXCerPt frOM the MInuteS Of the reguLAr SeSSIOn Of the 9th SAnggunIAng BAyAn Of CArAMOAn, CAMArIneS Sur heLD On feBruAry 2, 2015 At the SeSSIOn hALL, MunICIPAL MAIn BuILDIng, CArAMOAn, CAMArIneS Sur.

    PreSent:

    HON. IRENE R. BREIS - Municipal Vice-Mayor/Presiding Offi cer

    MeMBerS

    HON. EDUARDO B. BONITA HON. CARLOS B. CHAVEZ HON. JUANITA P. BELLEZA HON. GETULIO A. FERNANDO, JR.HON. RAUL F. VILLARETE HON. LYDIA C. OBIASHON. MANOLO A. PINEDA, JR HON. DICK H. CORDIAL LIGA President (Ex-Offi cio Member)

    ABSent:

    HON. FRANCIS R. BENEMERITO - Municipal Councilor

    reSOLutIOn nO. 31Series of 2015

    reSOLutIOn enACtIng An OrDInAnCe MAnDAtIng CertAIn eStABLIShMent In the MunICIPALIty tO InStALL CLOSeD CIrCuIt teLevISIOn (CCtv) CAMerAS Or Other vIDeO MOnItOrIng DevICeS AnD PrOvIDIng PenALtIeS fOr the vIOLAtIOn thereOf

    whereAS, there is a need for the installation of Closed Circuit Television

    (CCTV) and other monitoring devices that may possibly serve as effective deterrence to crimes and provide valuable assistance to law enforcers in the identifi cation, apprehension and prosecution of suspects.

    wherefOre, the foregoing premise considered, on motion therefore by Hon. Raul F. Villarete, duly seconded by Manolo A. Pineda, Jr., be it

    reSOLveD by the Sangguniang Bayan of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, to enact the following ordinance, to wit;

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  • Bikol reporter8 march 29-april 4, 2015

    MunICIPAL OrDInAnCe nO. 02Series of 2015

    An OrDInAnCe MAnDAtIng CertAIn eStABLIShMent In the MunICIPALIty tO InStALL CLOSeD CIrCuIt teLevISIOn (CCtv) CAMerAS Or Other vIDeO MOnItOrIng DevICeS AnD PrOvIDIng PenALtIeS fOr the vIOLAtIOn thereOf

    Be It OrDAIneD by the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, in Session assembled that:

    SECTION 1. The following establishments are required to set-up Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) or other monitoring devices in their business premises or place:

    a. All banks, pawnshops, money changer and other lending fi rms or institutions, gasoline stations, malls, markets, 24-hour grocery or convenience stores, bus terminals, internet cafes, universities, Beerhouses, Videoke Bars and restaurants with capitalization of One Million Pesos (P1,000,000.00) and above;

    b. Hotels, inns and lodging houses with a building cost of One Million Pesos (P1,000,000.00) above including its facilities and amenities;

    SECTION 2. All establishments with a capitalization of below One Million Pesos (P1,000,000.00) are optionally required to set-up Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) or other monitoring devices in their business premises or places.

    SECTION 3.The establishment shall install or position the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera or cameras in such a way that all persons entering and leaving the establishment as well as those standing or passing by are monitored and recorded. The Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) recording shall be made in such angle, lighting and quality that will allow the identifi cation of faces captured therein and in such accessible video format that enables the reproduction thereof in digital form and viewing in common video player.

    SECTION 4. The installed Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera/s shall be operated, as far as practicable, in 24 hours everyday and the recording thereof kept confi dential in a secured place or storage in the establishment.

    SECTION 5. The Owner or Manager of establishment with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) shall ensure the confi dentiality of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) recordings to protect the rights of individuals to privacy.

    Thus, the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) recordings shall not be shared, published or distributed by the Owner, Manager, CCTV Operator or technical or their employees, to others except:

    a. Pursuant to an order issued by a competent court;b. Upon written request of Municipal Chief of Police in connection to a specifi c

    incident under investigation; andc. Between themselves as may be necessary in the exigency of the business

    and without malice or bad faith.

    SECTION 6. PenALty CLAuSe The following acts and omissions are hereby declared violations of this Ordinance and hereby penalized as follows:

    a. Failure to comply with Section 1: First offense, warning with condition that the establishment shall install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) within fi fteen (15) days; Second offense a fi ne of P1,500.00 and Third offense a fi ne of P2,500.00;

    b. Failure of the owner or manager to turn on or operate the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) pursuant to Section 3. First offense, warning, Second offense a fi ne of P1,500.00 and Third offense a fi ne of P2,500.00;

    c. Failure to present the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) master tape/fi le whenever so required by a competent court or the police: fi ne of P2,500.00 without prejudice to any other court action or criminal prosecution; and

    d. Sharing, publishing, distributing the CCTV recordings by the Owner, Manager, CCTV Operator, technician or their employees to other person except when allowed by this Ordinance: fi ne of P2,500.00 without prejudice to any other court action or criminal prosecution.

    SECTION 7. SePArABILIty CLAuSe. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of any court with competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance.

    SECTION 8. effeCtIvIty CLAuSe. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its approval.

    we hereBy CertIfy to the correctness of this foregoing resolution

    embodying Municipal Ordinance No. 02, Series of 2015.

    (Sgd.) DAnILO O. BeLLezA Secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan

    AtteSteD:

    (Sgd.) Irene r. BreISMunicipal Vice-Mayor

    COnCurreD:

    (Sgd.) eDuArDO B. BOnItA (Sgd.) CArLOS B. ChAvezMunicipal Councilor Municipal Councilor

    (Sgd.) juAnItA P. BeLLezA (Sgd.) getuLIO A. fernAnDO, jr.Municipal Councilor Municipal Councilor

    (Sgd.) rAuL f. vILLArete (Sgd.) LyDIA C. OBIASMunicipal Councilor Municipal Councilor

    (Sgd.) MAnOLO A. PIneDA, jr. (Sgd.) DICK h. COrDIALMunicipal Councilor LIGA President (Ex-Offi cio Member)

    APPrOveD: (Sgd.) engr. COnStAntInO h. COrDIAL, jr. Municipal Mayor

    Republic of the PhilippinesProvince of Camarines SurMunicipality of Caramoan

    -oOo- Offi ce of the Sangguniang Bayan

    eXCerPt frOM the MInuteS Of the reguLAr SeSSIOn Of the 9th SAnggunIAng BAyAn Of CArAMOAn, CAMArIneS Sur heLD On feBruAry 2, 2015 At the SeSSIOn hALL, MunICIPAL MAIn BuILDIng, CArAMOAn, CAMArIneS Sur.

    PreSent:

    HON. IRENE R. BREIS - Municipal Vice-Mayor/Presiding Offi cer

    MeMBerS

    HON. EDUARDO B. BONITA HON. CARLOS B. CHAVEZ HON. JUANITA P. BELLEZA HON. GETULIO A. FERNANDO, JR.HON. RAUL F. VILLARETE HON. LYDIA C. OBIASHON. MANOLO A. PINEDA, JR HON. DICK H. CORDIAL LIGA President (Ex-Offi cio Member)

    ABSent:

    HON. FRANCIS R. BENEMERITO - Municipal Councilor

    reSOLutIOn nO. 32Series of 2015

    reSOLutIOn enACtIng An OrDInAnCe CurBIng SChOOL truAnCy tO enSure CLASS AttenDAnCe AMOng eLeMentAry PuPILS AnD hIgh SChOOL StuDentS AnD ASSurIng theIr rIght tO eDuCAtIOn In the MunICIPALIty Of CArAMOAn, CAMArIneS Sur

    whereAS, the LGU of Caramoan seeks to regulate the entry of students spending time in internet shops and shopping centers, particularly during class hours of regular school days without the company of guardians or parents, or the written consent of school offi cials;

    whereAS, in pursuance to Section 57-A of Republic Act 10630, this Anti-Truancy Ordinance is enacted for the protection of children with an intervention programs, such as counseling, attendance in group activities for children, and for the parents, attendance in parenting education seminars;

    whereAS, this ordinance will address the habitual cutting of classes of school children which is a perennial problem among school authorities and parents.

    wherefOre, the foregoing premise considered, on motion therefore by Hon. Manolo A. Pineda, Jr., duly seconded by Hon. Juanita P. Belleza, be it

    reSOLveD by the Sangguniang Bayan of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, to enact the following ordinance, to wit;

    MunICIPAL OrDInAnCe nO. 03Series of 2015

    An OrDInAnCe CurBIng SChOOL truAnCy tO enSure CLASS AttenDAnCe AMOng eLeMentAry PuPILS AnD hIgh SChOOL StuDentS AnD ASSurIng theIr rIght tO eDuCAtIOn In the MunICIPALIty Of CArAMOAn, CAMArIneS Sur

    Be It OrDAIneD by the Sangguniang Bayan of Caramoan, Province of Camarines Sur.

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  • Bikol reporter 9march 29-april 4, 2015 SeCtIOn 1. tItLe. This ordinance shall be known and cited as

    CArAMOAn, CAMArIneS Sur AntI-truAnCy OrDInAnCe.

    SeCtIOn 2. SCOPe. This ordinance shall circumscribe the violations herein defined with the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Caramoan, Camarines Sur.

    SeCtIOn 3. LegISLAtIve fInDIngS AnD PurPOSe. The DepEd Service Manual states that the elementary and high school students who incurred ten (10) consecutive absences without valid reasons are considered dropped or absences reaching twenty (20) percent of the total number of days for the rating period is reasonable receiving a failing grades. However, in spite this standing policy, many students are still been lingering and staying in public places, entering on the recreation and amusement establishment playing video/computer games, billiards, poles and other related activities and hanging up in the haunts during school hours.

    Truancy caused increasing numbers of dropouts, particularly boys. Thereafter, it multiplies the cases of pupils and students having low reading and comprehension skills after school days end. Worse some of these truants are occasionally found to be enthralled in prohibited/criminal activities and become victims or perpetrators of street crimes during the hours that they should have been in school attending their classes.

    This Ordinance, therefore, aims to protect the interest of the pupils and students for the peace of mind of their parents and guardians, by isolating them from the effects of societal ills that destroy their students life and their future being hope of the Fatherland, and also to control and prevent juvenile delinquency.

    To effectively implement this ordinance, it further purposes the establishment of an Anti-Truancy Board, and the deputation of all barangay officials, barangay tanods, schools officials and teachers, homeroom parent-teacher and board officials and rabus officials as section officers.

    Under this Ordinance, corresponding disciplinary measures and penalties are imposed against the erring owners of business establishments, truant students and their parents or guardians as well.

    Subscribing to the principle of parens partiae which means parent of the country and which refers traditionally is the role of the state of government as sovereign or guardian of person under legal disability; hence, it is high time that the municipal government to institute a truancy system to ensure the school attendance of the children, assure their right to education and serve the best interest whom the government and the parents can provide, and that is the place in school.

    SeCtIOn 4. DefInItIOn Of terMS. For the purposes of this Ordinance, the following definition of terms shall govern:

    a. StuDent means any elementary and high school student under eighteen (18) years of age enrolled in any public and private schools in the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Caramoan, Camarines Sur.

    b. truAnt means a student who is absent from school without permission, good reason or valid cause.

    c. SChOOL means any public or private schools operating within the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Caramoan, Camarines Sur.

    d. SChOOL hOurS means the time from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. during weekdays (Monday thru Friday), except when a weekday falls on a holiday.

    e. reCreAtIOn AnD AMuSeMent eStABLIShMent means any of the following, but is not limited to, internet and computer cafes, video shops/centers, billiard halls and other similar entertainment establishments this municipality.

    f. hAuntS - means any of the following, but is not limited to, carinderias, sari-sari stores, shade and private houses, bodegas, backyards and other similar den or rendezvous.

    g. OPerAtOr means the owner, manager, lessee, or any person who operates or is directly or indirectly responsible for the operation and maintenance of such business establishments.

    h. ACtIOn MAnAger means a person or group of individuals herein cited as follows, all municipal and barangay officials, police officers, barangay tanods, school officials and teachers, homeroom parent-teachers and board officials and rabus officials and who were authorized by and to impose an action under this Ordinance.

    i. PArent means a person who is natural parent, adoptive parent or a stepparent of a minor.

    j. guArDIAnS means1. A person who, under court order, is the guardian of the person of the

    minor;2. A public or private agency with whom a minor has been placed to custody

    by a court;3. A person in charge of the custody or who is taking care of minor, whether

    relative or not; or 4. A person at least eighteen (18) years of age and authorized by a parent or

    guardian to accompany a minor in public place or to have the care and custody over him/her.

    k. PuBLIC PLACe means a place located in the Municipality of Caramoan, Camarines Sur where the general public, or a substantial group of people, have access, including but not limited to, steers, highways, sidewalks, vacant lots, or any unsupervised place, parks, and the common areas in and about church, chapels, terminals, waiting sheds, cemetery and other places of entertainment.

    l. LInger Or StAy means to loiter or remain, as well as to refuse to leave when requested to do so by an action officer or owner or other person in control of the public place. This term also encompasses activities which may be mobile, such as walking, driving and riding about in a public place or business establishment.

    m. eMergenCy means an unforeseen combination of circumstances or an unexpected and sudden event that must be dealt with urgently. This term includes, but not limited to, any natural catastrophe, a fire, a vehicle accident, or any situation requiring immediate action to prevent serious bodily damage or worse-the loss of life.

    SeCtIOn 5. PrOhIBIteD ACtIvItIeS/OffenSeSa. It shall be unlawful for a student to linger or stay or to be in or upon public

    place, business establishment or haunt during school hours.b. It shall be unlawful for a parent or guardian, teacher and school authorities

    to knowingly permit, or by insufficient control allow, the student to linger or stay in any business establishment or public place within the municipality during school hours.

    c. It shall be unlawful for an operator of any business establishment and owner, maintainer or caretaker of a haunt to knowingly permit or by insufficient control allow a student to linger or stay and play computer/video games, billiards or any other games during school hours.

    SeCtIOn 6. eXCePtIOnS. The activities prohibited by Section 5 shall not be unlawful in the following circumstances.

    a. When a student is in the motor vehicle or other travel in no violation of this Ordinance;

    b. When the student is involved in an emergency;c. When the student is going to or from a medical appointment; andd. When the student has been permitted to leave school campus for some

    school related activity and has in his/her possession a valid, school-issued, off-campus permit letter or authorization (Gate pass).

    SeCtIOn 7. enfOrCeMent PrOCeDure. Before taking any enforcement action under this Ordinance, the action officers shall ask the apparent offenders age and reason for being in public place, business establishment or haunt. The action officer shall issue a citation ticket to the violator, after reasonably believing that a violation was committed and explaining the circumstances such as violation under this Ordinance, to be dealt with pursuant to the applicable provisions in Section 10 hereof.

    The Anti-Truancy Board, created under this Ordinance, shall deputize all barangay officials, barangay tanods, school officials and teachers, homeroom parent-teachers and board officials and rabus officials as action officers in the implementation of this Ordinance.

    SeCtIOn 8. the AntI-truAnCy BOArD AnD ItS COMPOSItIOnThe Anti-Truancy herein created shall be composed of the following:

    ChAIrMAn Of the BOArDChairman, Committee on Peace and Order (Sangguniang Bayan)

    vICe ChAIrMAn Of the BOArDPublic Schools District (Caramoan District)

    MeMBerS Of the BOArDChief of the Municipal PolicePunong Barangay of the Forty-Nine Barangays this MunicipalityPresident, GHRPTAPresident, Federation of Supreme Student Government (Caramoan District)President, Barangay Tanod Federation

    SeCtIOn 9. funCtIOnS Of AntI-truAnCy BOArD.The Anti-Truancy Board shall have the following functions:1. Make responsive and essential the implementation of the CArAMOAn,

    CAMArIneS Sur AntI-truAnCy OrDInAnCe;2. Deputize all barangay officials, barangay tanods, school officials and

    teachers, homeroom parent-teachers and board officials and rabus officials as action officers in the implementation of this Ordinance;

    3. Control and prevent juvenile delinquency and that the health, safety and welfare of students under the age of eighteen (18) and public welfare will be protected;

    4. Take steps in ensuring the welfare of elementary pupils and high school students in the Municipality of Caramoan, Camarines Sur;

    5. Recommended extension programs, discuss problems and institute alternative and possible anti-truancy measures with the Parents-Teachers Association, Supreme Students Government and the School Administration.

    SeCtIOn 10. PenALtIeS AnD MAnner Of DeALIng wIth the vIOLAtOr

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  • Bikol reporter10 march 29-april 4, 2015

    nAMe Of DeCeASeD DAte Of InterMent

    CeCILIA A. LOPez feBruAry 1, 2015reMeDIOS g. ArejOLA feBruAry 5, 2015Levy j. BAutIStA feBruAry 7, 2015gerMAn S. guevArA feBruAry 7, 2015fAtIMA r. LAzALDe feBruAry 8, 2015CeferInO t. ASIS feBruAry 10, 2015AIDA e. CAnDOLeA feBruAry 14, 2015feLISA M. fOrtunO feBruAry 15, 2015frAnCIS v. De LIMA feBruAry 18, 2015LOrenzO S. reQuILLAS feBruAry 20, 2015jOSePh g. SAntAMArIA feBruAry 21, 2015AMItA v. CASCABeL feBruAry 26, 2015

    feBruAry

    DeeD Of eXtrAjuDICIAL SettLeMent wIth wAIver Of ShAre

    Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the legitimate children and surviving spouse of the deceased BenjAMIn B. trICAnO who died intestate without Will or Testament and no outstanding debts, left at the time of his death Three (3) jeepneys particulary described as follows: (1) Make - Mitsubishi-Fuso, Body-Jitney, Chassis No. LMWW0175-C79, Motor No.759295, Plate No. EAD301, MVFile No. 1348-00000026654, Fuel-Diesel; (2) Make-Mitsubishi-Fuso, Body-Jitney, Chassis No. MAR-200117390-C, Motor No. 4DR5-782337, Plate No. EVL 754, MV File No. 0532-00000028801, Fuel-Diesel; and (3) Make-Isuzu, Body-Jitney, Chassis No. EVER-94-27613-C, Motor No. 158410, Plate No. UV-DMP 239 (Previous Plate No. EVU-179), MV File No. 0472-69865, Fuel-Diesel; that pursuant to Rule 74, Sec 1 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines with full capacity to contract, the parties hereby adjudicate unto themselves the jeepneys described in equal shares; that Benjamin Benz D. Tricano, II and Jedd D. Tricano, hereby WAIVE their rights, interest and participation in the described venicles in favor of their mother, LUZVIMINDA D. TRICANO, as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. Francisco R. Velasco, Doc. No. 546, Page No. 10, Book No.VI I, Series of 2015.BIKOL rePOrterPublished: March 15, 22 and 29, 2015

    a. The penalty for the STUDENT who violates this Ordinance shall be:* for the first Offense any student found violating this Ordinance for the

    first time will be properly turned over to the school authorities for counseling;* for every subsequent Offense a student violating this Ordinance for

    the second and every time thereafter will be immediately turned over to the school authorities for necessary disciplinary action based on the consensus agreed upon by the Parents-Teachers Association, Supreme Students Government and the School Administration.

    b. Any OPERATOR OF BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT covered under this Ordinance found violating any provisions hereof shall be meted with the following penalties:

    fIrSt OffenSe - A fine of not less than Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) but not more than One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00), at the discretion of the Court.

    SeCOnD OffenSe - A fine of not less than One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) but not more than Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000.00), at the discretion of the Court.

    thIrD OffenSe - A fine of not less than Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000.00) but not more than Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P2,500.00) and/or imprisonment of not less than Thirty One (31) days but not more than six (6) months, or both such imprisonment and fine, at the discretion of the Court.

    fOurth OffenSe - The same penalty imposed for the third offense and the business establishment concerned faces automatic closure, revocation of the business permit and the establishment padlocked. After one year, the penalty will be lifted and upon completion of the necessary documents. (1) Affidavit of Undertaking that the operator will not violate the Ordinance again, and that in the case of any further violation by such operator, he/she shall be meted with the maximum penalty of permanent closure of his/her establishment; (2) seminar with the Municipal Mayor or of his/her designated representative.

    SeCtIOn 11. rePeALIng CLAuSe. Ordinances and rules and regulations, or parts thereof, inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

    SeCtIOn 12. SePArABILIty CLAuSe. Any portion or provision of this Ordinance that may be declared unconstitutional shall not have the effect of nullifying other portions or provisions thereof as long as remaining portions or provisions can still subsist and be given effect in their entirely.

    SeCtIOn 13. effeCtIvIty. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its approval.

    we hereBy CertIfy to the correctness of this foregoing resolution embodying Municipal Ordinance No. 03, Series of 2015.

    (Sgd.) DAnILO O. BeLLezA Secretary to the Sangguniang BayanATTESTED:

    (Sgd.) Irene r. BreISMunicipal Vice-Mayor CONCURRED:

    (Sgd.) eDuArDO B. BOnItA (Sgd.) CArLOS B. ChAvezMunicipal Councilor Municipal Councilor

    (Sgd.) juAnItA P. BeLLezA (Sgd.) getuLIO A. fernAnDO, jr.Municipal Councilor Municipal Councilor

    (Sgd.) rAuL f. vILLArete (Sgd.) LyDIA C. OBIASMunicipal Councilor Municipal Councilor

    (Sgd.) MAnOLO A. PIneDA, jr. (Sgd.) DICK h. COrDIALMunicipal Councilor LIGA President (Ex-Officio Member)

    APPROVED:

    (Sgd.) engr. COnStAntInO h. COrDIAL, jr. Municipal Mayor

    BIKOL rePOrterPublished: March 22 and 29, 2015

    republic of the PhilippinesLOCAL CIvIL regIStry OffICe

    Province of Camarines SurCity of naga

    nOtICe fOr PuBLICAtIOn

    In compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that eLISA BAn-zueLA PAnIS has filed with this Office, a Petition for Changed of First Name from ELITE to eLISA in the birth certificate of ELITE BANSUELA who was born on January 6, 1946 at Naga City, Camarines Sur and whose parents are JULIAN BANZUELA and BENIGNA TOLEDANO..

    Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than April 4, 2015.

    (Sgd.) ALeXAnDer M. CAyetAnO City Civil Registrar Naga City, Camarines Sur

    BIKOL rePOrterPublished: March 22 and 29, 2015

    Lee said he dedicates this new national championship award to all the people of Oro Site who have been very sup-portive of the BDRRMC in making the barangay calamity-resilient and every household disaster-ready and vigilant all the time.

    Apart from the honors, both winners will receive from the NDRRMC cash prizes amount-ing Php100,000 each that should be spent for DRRM-related activities.

    legazpi . . .

    pushed under the leadership of President Benigno Aquino III.

    This teamwork only reflects that one need not be in the gov-ernment service to help others. You dont need to be in the gov-ernment to come up with a good idea. I am certain that when the government and private merged their resources and put their thoughts towards one goal, you can expect a much-better result where the end recipients will be the contented stakeholders.

    Lutey, who received accolades and well-meaning feedbacks from both the private and government sectors and from other line agen-

    cies, expressed her gratitude to everyone who supported LTOs Bicol-wide campaign.

    At first, I dont know where to start. The concept was there. The idea was fresh and irresist-ible. I am just fortunate that I have a cooperative team and very supportive partners who like me, have the same vision to empower the youth by mak-ing them the center of this cam-paign. We are happy with the result and we would be doubly glad if this will be replicated in other parts of the country, Lutey stated.

    BIGGS Inc. Chief Executive

    Officer (CEO) and Spains Hon-orary Consul for Bicol Carlo Buenaflor lauded the partner-ship and said that the road or the highways are gender, age and geographic agnostics, sending off a message to everyone that road accidents spares no one from its rage. This, he said is the reason why road safety should be on top of everyones mind.

    Naga City Mayor John Bon-gat also graced the occasion and send off his congratulatory note to the entire LTO team for their pioneering initiative to educate young people. He challenged everyone to make this program as an inspiration

    Daraga; Christopher L. Vil-lagomez, 19 years old, resident of Purok 3, Brgy. Peafrancia, Daraga; and Lea M. Andaya, 16 years old, resident of Purok 6, Brgy Tabon-Tabon, Daraga, were waiting for a jeepney ride along the National Highway of Purok 2, Barangay Anislag, Daraga, when an Isuzu Elf truck with Land Transportation Of-fice (LTO) Plate No. RHK 166 owned by Classic Movers and Forwarder Inc., with office ad-dress in Makati City traveling from Manila to Tacloban City, tried to overtake another vehicle, lost control and swerved to the left shoulder of the road, directly hitting the four victims.

    Soriao and Alcera were de-clared dead on arrival (DOA) by BRTTH while Villagomez and An-daya both survived the accident.

    However, Villagomez suf-fered a broken right leg and was put on cast while Andayas left leg was amputated.

    After the accident, DepEd Bicol Regional Director Ramon Fiel Abcede immediately in-structed the agencies' officials to pool resources and provide whatever assistance that can be extended to the families of the victims especially the fatalities. Some top officials of the DepEd Bicol, personally visited the wakes of the two fatalities to ex-press condolences and hand over the financial assistance.

    2 studes . . .

    ltos strut drive all set . . .

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  • Bikol reporter 11march 29-april 4, 2015

    tagum BouND jMtS/DAnrey/ABeArCILLACamSur gov. Migz villafuerte expressed full support to the participation of the province in the Palarong Pambansa in tagum City this May. team CamSur emerged overall champion with 86 golds, 70 silvers, 72 bronzes in the recent Palarong Bicol. held at the freedom Sports Stadium, San jose, Pili.

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    their strong stand against the proposed renaming.

    We dont question the achievements of Escudero III but we find the intentions of these local politicians wrong as we believe that even in his life-time, the late congressman nev-er harbored that in his demise his alma mater be renamed af-ter him, the SHAA said in the petition.

    Not one of the politicians moving for it was named in the petition, but some prominent members of the association based in the province, in Metro Manila and elsewhere around the globe said in separate state-ments gathered by the Philip-pines News Agency that it is their firm belief that the move is obviously motivated by bad politics.

    Definitely, the SHAA Metro Manila Chapter composed of around 5,000 members is firmly against it, its president, lawyer Marietta Sobredilla said in a text message.

    Sobredilla said most of the Manila-based members are go-ing home here to join the yearly general homecoming on Black Saturday not only to join the reunion but also to support the entire association in voicing out its opposition.

    We are all signing the peti-tion paper, she added.

    US-based members led by Nilo Dio tweeted that most of them may not be able to make it to the general homecoming to reinforce the petition, but we are in full support of itmean-ing, not one among us here agrees with the renaming.

    Julieta Laban, the head of the Middle East SHAA Chap-ter, said No, that should not be allowed! Send to us here the petition paper and we will read-ily sign it.

    There are times that we have to honor our province mates, however, there are also times wherein we should give credence to others as in the case of Senator Teodoro De Vera of Bulusan, he being the first Sorsoganon elected in the upper house. We have also the late Congressman Vicente Per-alta who stood in his oratorical best during his representation of Sorsogon in Congress. They also never dreamed to memori-alize their names, the SHAA stressed in the petition paper.

    SHAA believes that instead of renaming SNHS, the issue should be the institutionaliza-tion of its present name which all of us are attached to being the primary molder of what we are now, hence this petition. We are all proud to say that I am an

    alumnus of Sorsogon National High School, it said.

    Our collective intelligence said the name Sorsogon Na-tional High School is more than enough to etch the memories and achievement of the late Dr. Salvador H. Escudero III. That we rather honor Dr. Escudero III in a different vein but hon-oring him let us not forget the rather unknown alumnus who made also a big difference to the Province of Sorsogon and to our alma mater, the SHAA said.

    The Escuderos are practi-cally in control of Sorsogons partisan politics.

    The late congressman, father of now senator Franc