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Sarion lays down social pact with the Daeteos


By ROSALITA B. MANLANGIT

VOL. XXI, NO. 10

DAET, Camarines Norte The municipal government here will be guided by a social contract to the people of Mayor Tito Sarion that focuses on the programs pushing for transformational leadership, on social services, local economy, and environment.
Mayor Sarion said that the social contract of his administration to the people embodies his platform of government which he seek to perform with the Sanguniang Bayan, functionaries and employees, non-government organizations, peoples organizations, private sector and most especially with the Daeteos. Sarion bared this roadmap highlighting the100 days report of accomplishment of the local government held Thursday (Oct. 10). He said that the first thrust on local transformational leadership manifests service with honesty and professionalism
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Daet named 3rd landing site for PLDT Asia Submarine-cable Express
By ROSALITA B. MANLANGIT DAET, Camarines Norte -- The Bagasbas Beach here will be the third landing station of the Asia Submarine Cable Express (ASE) with an investment of $300 million from local and international investors expected to boost the local economy and provide employment opportunities for the locales. Daet Mayor Tito Sarion said during a press conference on Monday this week that the landing station will serve as the gateway of the 7,200 kilometer ASE that connects Singapore, Malaysia, Philipppines, Hongkong and Japan Sarion said that the project will further the growth of broadband internet and international data connectivity as well as enhance the countrys global competitiveness in attracting investments from Business Process Outsourcing or call centers and other multi-national companies. The ASE is owned by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) together with NFFCom of Japan, Telekom Malaysia and StarHub of Singapore. It was built in partnership with NEC Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd. Sarion added that the proj(Turn to page 4)

PLDT LANDING SITE IN BAGASBAS, DAET

RDC okays Bagasbas airport rehab


By DANNY O. CALLEJA LEGAZPI CITY Finally, the hope for the resumption of the long-been-mothballed operations of Bagasbas Airport in Daet, Camarines Norte, has been renewed. This came to light following the recent approval by the Regional Development Council (RDC) for Bicol of a resolution for its rehabilitation based on a request by the Camarines Norte Provincial Development Council headed by Gov. Edgardo Tallado. In approving the resolution, RDC chairman Joey Salceda said that the council considered the importance of the Bagasbas Airport as a key infrastructure support for the continuous development of Bicols travel industry wherein Camarines Norte should be a major contributor, given its various ecotourism destinations. Tourism, according to Salceda, will definitely take a crucial role in the region's pursuit of inclusive and horizontal growth. It will benefit not only big
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Interest rates steady


(Atty. APA chairs Acyatan & Co., CPAs-DFK International is PICPA past president and Hall-of-Famer, past chair of ASEAN Federation of CPAs, and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement Awardee).

[From left to right]: Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, Founder and Managing Director, CARD MRI; Ms. Dolores M. Torres, President and CEO, CARD Bank, Inc.; Ms. Lorenza dT. Baez, Executive Vice President, CARD Bank, Inc.; Mr. Amando M. Tetangco Jr., Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; Ms. Flordeliza L. Sarmiento, Executive Director, CARD, Inc.; Ms. Mary Jane A. Perreras, President and CEO, CARD SME Bank, Inc.

CARD Banking Group: BSPs Hall of Fame for Financial Inclusion Champ
BSP Complex, Manila --- CARD Bank, Inc. and CARD SME Bank, Inc., both members of the CARD MRI group, received prestigious awards from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) during the 10th Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch themed, Hand in Hand in Sustaining a Steadfast and Strong Economy. CARD Bank, Inc., for the third straight year, is the Financial Inclusion Champion. This elevated the bank to become a Hall of Fame awardee for the said category. Looking back, CARD Bank, Inc. was established on September 1, 1997 and envisioned to build a sustainable financial institution owned, managed and controlled by the landless rural women by providing continued access to financial services to an expanding client base by organizing and empowering landless rural women. Meanwhile, the CARD SME Bank, Inc., received the second place award also for the Financial Inclusion category. It was established on July 2011 to purposely reach out to clients who need bigger financial assistance on their businesses which microfinance service providers cannot cater anymore. The award on Financial Inclusion recognizes partners who demonstrate tangible results in terms of breadth and depth of outreach to the previously unbanked or underbanked. The recipients of the award contribute to BSPs goal of financial inclusion in the areas of policy and regulation, capacity-building, and consumer protection. Other notable institution awarded is the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) as the Most Outstanding Financial Inclusion Partner this year. This years awarding ceremony recognized 71 outstanding institutional partners all over the country in different categories. In a related development, Bank Card, Inc. has opened its new branch in Naga City. It is located at the ground floor of DMG Bldg. along Peafrancia Avenue, Naga City and soon to transfer in its own building just in front of DMG Bldg.

TILL YEAR-END: The Bangko Sentral has issued the pronouncement that the official policy on interest rates will be kept steady up to December. The decision is based on the findings that there are no drastic changes expected from the Federal Reserve Bank (USA) and our countrys fiscal indicators (including FOREX volatility) are constant. BSP claims if there be upheavals in our financial system, the Monetary Board is ready with remedial measures. Our economic experts use surveillance tools that are regularly shared with the public including the Quarterly Business Expectations Survey, Consumer Expectations Survey, and Senior Loans Officers Survey. Also considered are the results of the Business Cycle Analysis. Primary to these are the Early Warning System on probable currency crisis, and the degree of stresses to our system. BSP says these tools in total, say our system is A-OK. ENERGY: Similar to the recommended approach on efficient rice consumption (to balance supply and demand) ADB recommends that the people of Southeast Asia particularly the Filipinos, must change their attitude towards energy conservation. The regional bank suggests Asians must do away with wasteful habits in light and water consumption. Countries should find more energy sources but

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this should be just second to thrift in energy usage. Energy saving measures are less costly than energy-sourcing. In areas where energy (power and water) supplies are ample people tend to over indulge in usages, unconcerned that there could be supply shortage somewhere nearby. We must remember that all of us are living in just one earth and our resources must be justly shared, more so when these are non-recurring. Conservation should be taught to our children starting in the grade schools. PDAF SCAM: As the illegal drawings by politicians versus their assigned Priority Development Funds came to the fore we recalled the experience of then Cong. Pol San Buenventura who was elected in the second district of Camarines Sur. He zealously listed on advertising boards which he installed on street corners all the public work projects he completed with the use of his pork barrel funds. Many of his friends labeled him

as corny saying that what he is doing was silly. They claimed that nobody anyway is interested to know where their tax moneys are being spent. They seemed to have the good sense as shown by the fact that Pol San Buenaventura (a.k.a. Cong. Putol) lost the next elections to a radio commentator. Perhaps the former congressman is now laughing to high heavens muttering sinabi ko na sa inyo! PARTIDO: Either now or never another known CamSur politician (Speaker Arnulfo Fuentebella) is being asked to explain as to where the PDAFs released to him during the past regimes went. The fCOA Auditors reported that huge amounts were used to fund rice purchases which did not reach the supposed beneficiaries. The good things is he is given the time to reason out and show valid proofs. Politicians need good accountants to counter the supposed findings of the COA examiners. Remember, the government auditors simply rely on paper trails and whatever supporting evidences are attached to vouchers. Factual explanations backed up by sworn statements are needed to counter allegations of fraud or graft and corruption. The sooner these are gathered and presented to the fraud investigators, the earlier the charges can be quashed. WIT: God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm.

You Got DAPped


The following excerpt from the editorial of the Daily Tribune dated October 10, 2013 entitled You Got DAPped narrated recent happenings in one country which is informative. Amid the controversy generated by the use of the DAP, (Disbursement Acceleration Program) the Palace seems to have exceeded its generosity after being discovered belatedly that it has been awarding projects to legislators without their knowledge, making them accomplices to what is turning to be a constitutionality infirm practice. The first to raise a howl was former Sen. Joker Arroyo who was roused from his temporary retirement when Budget Secretary Butch Abad included him in the list of senators who had received a total of P1.2 billion in DAP allocations. Arroyo was listed as having received P47 million which Arroyo countered was a request for appropriation included in the budget. Malacaang pooled the DAP from savings and realignments and based on Abads claims, this totaled P137.3 billion including P82.5 billion in releases in 2011 and another P54.8 billion in 2012, a huge amount compared to the P25billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) which the Palace wants public anger to be focused on, related to the P10-billion pork barrel scam that is being pinned on mainly leaders of the political opposition. The Palace has been releasing piecemeal information about the DAP to suit its comfort and mainly as a damage control measure.

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After Sen. Jinggoy Estrada exposed the P50-million incentive given to senators who voted to convict former Chief Justice Renato Corona in the 2012 impeachment trial, the Palace initially denied the existence of the incentive or bonus, but later said it was part of the PDAF and much, much later admitted that it was part of DAP which was created supposedly for pump priming. None of the senators then and before Estradas revelation knew that they have been used as conduits for the program and would have never known anything about the DAP had it not been unraveled. Former Sen. Ping Lacson and Sen. Pia Cayetano were the latest to protest their being unknowingly used in the Palace program after finding out from Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo that P40 million was appropriated under their names, supposedly for nutritionrelated projects.

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The piecemeal revelations are expected to continue since it may have become the Palace practice to use DAP as a political leverage on top of the usual PDAF, a bonus so to speak, for legislators who toe Malacaangs line. Instead of being found out by installment, the Palace had better release the full list of senators or members of the House who were unwittingly made accomplices in the DAP controversy. What difference would the Palace practice have with that of the Janet Napoles syndicate of faking the signatures of legislators in carrying out their pork barrel racket with the way legislators are unknowingly used in the DAP deal? Opinion: Budget Sec. Butch Abad decides fund releases be it the PDAF or DAP. It appears he is not following the Daang Matuwid policy of P-Noy. ***** I wish to correct two sentences erroneously printed in my column dated Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2013. It should be: I agree with the peace talk with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front but any agreement with them should not violate our Constitution, not isolate our Constitution and any of our laws. The other sentence should be: We should thank God and our Ina for our good weather (during the fiesta) and the PEACE we enjoy here, not the PLACE we enjoy here.

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Salceda named 2013 Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardee


By SALLY A. ATENTO LEGAZPI CITY -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared Albay governor Joey Salceda as the 2013 Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardee this year besting the other 16 semi-finalists selected out of 97 qualified nominations all over the country. CSC Chairman Francisco T Duque recently made the announcement in a letter addressed to Salceda congraulating the latter for being chosen as the 2013 Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardee! Salceda in response said: It is my honor to serve the people of Albay, and to be recognition. Previous recepients of the award include Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Jesse Robredo, Batangas governor Vilma Santos-Recto and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology director Renato Solidum Jr. The province of Albay has reaped many recognitions and awards under Salceda. Such honor includes the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award conferred by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to Albay last March for exemplary performance in administrative, social, economic and environmental governance. The province also received the much coveted Galing Pook Award, recognition for innovative approaches in local governance from the United Nations Development Program and another from a Dutch development agency. With intensified tourism programs and advocacies for the province, Albay ranked 7th among the fastest growing tourist destination in the country. Salceda initiated disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation programs for local government units He is currently the board director of the Green Climate Fund representing Southeast Asia and developing countries. He was also acclaimed Senior Global Champion with the province declared the global

model for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation by the United Nations. The Lingkod Bayan Award is given to an individual or group in recognition of the recipients exceptional performance and extraordinary contributions to public welfare, resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony.

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chosen as Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardee for 2013, after six years, I thank the CSC and His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III for this

CBSUA, Tennessees Council ink MOA


PILI, Camarines Sur --Recognizing the critical role of institutional collaboration to successfully implement the efficient utilization of renewable resources, the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) recently inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) with the aim of strengthening capability building among other energy stakeholders. CBSUA, led by university president Atty.Marito Bernales, and TREEDC, represented by president and Tennessee Mayor James Talley, acknowledged the importance of supporting collaborative effects, roles and mutual interests to further advance renewable and economic development through cooperative capability building, intelligent partnerships and knowledge sharing activities like participation in International Exchange Program. Bernales said that it is one of the mandates of the university to forge alliances with various institutions to raise the awareness of the community on the importance of renewable energy. CBSUA is committed to enhance the economic condition of the community by providing them with avenues on how to raise the level of their understanding on the significance of promoting other alternative sources of energy. They are just around us, waiting to be properly utilized, Bernales stated. TREEDC director Warren Nevad, who is in charge of the councils International Exchange Program Development in the Philippines said that the council chose the Philippines as its pilot country after recognizing its great potential to accelerate programs that would support renewable energy due to the vast resources that can be found here. The Philippines has enormous potential not only in terms of resources but also in terms of promoting the technology and enjoining the community to be partakers of this endeavor, Nevad added. CBSUAs counterpart will be its institutional and technical expertise. The university will also provide a venue for the conduct of research and development and binds itself to actively support the establishment of linkages with academic and research institutions, government units and industry organizations that further enhance the capacity of the institution to achieve its objectives. Also as stipulated in the signed MOA, TREEDC on the other hand will provide leadership in the promotion of renewable energy and economic development programs by establishing linkages, networks and partnerships. They are also responsible for the
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SEA TURTLE FREED

JESSEl BaSaNTa

DENR Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio frees a green sea turtle off the coast of Albay Gulf while DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales (3rd from right) and technical personnel from the Protected Area and Wildlife Division look on. Harvey Ecal, a fisher from Brgy. Pigcale, Legazpi City caught the sea turtle entangled in his fishing line. USEC. Ignacio lauded the efforts by concerned citizens who were able to turn over endangered sea turtles to the DENR.

Bicol civil groups use Robredo model in training youth towards leadership, good governance
LEGAZPI CITY Two civil society groups based in Bicol are putting their acts together in empowering the youth into becoming future leaders using the examples of the late Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo. To start with this noble cause, the Outstanding Students of the Philippines (OSP)-Bikol and the Youth Public Servants (YPS) will launch this month its Jesse Robredo Legacy Program (JRLP) that banners its Project POGI (Promoting Outstanding Governance Initiative): A Capacity-Building Workshop for Bicol Youth in Active Leadership and Good Governance. The workshop, which expects the participation of hundreds of Bicolano youth nominated by selected local government units (LGUs) -including provincial governments in the region, will run on Oct. 26-27 at the Ateneo de Naga in Naga City. Modeling Jesse Robredo as good governance icon and the Naga City Youth Official (CYO), a youth program he initiated while Naga City mayor, the JRLP anchors on his leadership values in empowering youth leaders to engage with their LGUs and in providing a space for constructive engagement. The program will have a set of activities that includes an inspirational formation on Robredos leadership life, a capacity-building workshop for youth empowerment, a technical workshop in drafting Youth Development Code and benchmarking on Naga Citys CYO program and socialization and networking among young leaders in the region. A joint statement of OSP and YPS here on Monday said participants of the two-day program shall provide outputs

Winners of World Food Day poster mosaic contest bared


Gemini Detera, 12 year old grade 6 pupil of Sorsogon Pilot Elementary School won this years Regional PosterMosaic Making Contest in celebration of the World Food Day. She bested eleven grades 4 to 6 contestants coming from the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur and Masbate. The contest was held October 4 at the Department of Agriculture RFO 5 Library at San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur. Detera will compete in the national poster-mosaic making contest in Quezon City on October 11. Other winners were: John Reynold Brioso of Iriga North Central School (2nd place) and Froilan Villar of Magarao Central School (3rd place). The winners received cash prizes of P3,000 for the first place, P2,000 for the second place, and P1,000 for the 3rd place plus certificates of appreciation and tokens. DA RFO 5 Regional Executive Director Engr. Abelardo R. Bragas in his keynote speech, thanked the Department of Education for their support and cooperation in this annual undertaking. He said that this years theme Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition, is significantly related to the Department of Agricultures goal of achieving food security and self sufficiency. Director Bragas likewise provided garden tools set to the coaches/teachers present. He also promised to increase the cash award for the next years contest. The winners were selected by a panel of competent judges based on the following criteria: originality (20%), visual impact (20%), creative use of agricultural and fishery products (30%), relevance to the theme (30%). The board of judges were Analiza Macatangay, OIC Provincial Head of PIA Camarines Sur; Yolanda Diokno and Lorenzo Alvina of DA RFO 5. -Lovella P. Guarin

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like the action plan on lobbying Youth Development Code to local legislative councils of towns and cities; and a Naga City Template of Youth Development Code as well as Guidelines in City Youth Officials Program. In the same statement, the two groups said that while it is true that the untimely death of Robredo brought so much pain and sorrow to the many Filipinos who think they lost a great man, his death even reverberated more the meaningful life he had lived, his many advocacies and the countless souls he had inspired. Robredo died in a plane accident off the coast of Masbate City on Aug. 18 last year. Through the JRLP, the two groups said they hope to produce youth leaders who shall exemplify the ideals and legacies of Robredo. JRLP seeks to immortalize Robredos legacy of transformative and servant leadership, transparent, accountable and good governance, and egalitarian ethics, the OSP and YPS added. -PNA

The winners in the regional poster mosaic contest pose with their winning artwork and with DA and DepEd officials. First prize winner Gemini Detera (center) of Sorsogon Pilot Elem. School; second place winner is John Reynold Brioso (right) of Iriga North Central School; and third place winner Froilan Villar (left) of Magarao Central School. With them (L-R) Emily Bordado, DA Chief Information Officer, OIC - RED Abelardo R. Bragas; Dr. Amancio Doblon, DepEd Educ. Supervisor, Melecio Postrado, DepEd focal person for Agriculture, and Romulo Joseco of DA AFIS (Manila).

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The CASURECO Black Out, Whose Fault was it?
For over two straight days, Iriga City and the municipalities served by Camarines Sur Electric Cooperative (CASURECO iii) were plunged in total darkness because it owes its electricity provider a huge amount totaling millions of pesos that dates back some years ago. Cooperative members, especially us, the small fries, meaning those who regularly settle monthly bill as P500 or P1000 or even P3000 like I do learned that Casurecos debt is caused by the the big fries non-payment of their bills. I am aware Casureco is very strict in its collection. Their standing policy is one bill unpaid means line cut. And this is enforced very strictly. Many a consumer would even borrow money if only to pay their bills on time or else their line is cut. And Casureco management cannot collect from big consumers? Wow naman! So, they just wait for their bills to run so high and when CASURECO cannot settle it anymore, the electricity provider has to no option but cut all lines. And who suffer but the small cooperative members who pay regularly. They suffer the consequences of the sin of the big fries. And they suffer the discomfort of not having electricity because of the inability of Casureco III management to collect. These big fries who do not pay do not get the discomfort of the black out. They have generators. What is management doing? Just sitting pretty banking only on collections from small consumers who religiously pay their bills? Then, they must be useless in their position. Yes, Virginina? I was watching a television news about CASURECO III black out and it looks like the CASURECO manager was not in any way bothered by the sentiments of the small consumers who suffered over two whole days in darkness. The queue for candles at the market and gas at the local gasoline station was long. Son of a bitch, it was a cuss heard many times. My brother who is sick and in bed, developed a very high temperature on the first night of the black day. It was very hot and he has to be fanned the whole evening. A rich child sent over a generator the following morning because he did not like dear father to go through the discomfort of a very hot day. Was I lucky because I did have a line connected to their residence and my three young grandchildren have only to breathe a prayer of thanks while I continued to feel bad about the black out and continue to hope management will use its iron hand and collect big bad debts from irresponsible consumers.

Tours and Travel In Focus


Tourism stakeholders have been experiencing a sustainable increase in tourists arrivals since last year. This enthusiasm for the Philippines tourism sites and destinations plus the governments good governance agenda gives us the confidence to achieve our objective of realizing 10 million tourists arrivals year 2016. For the first two quarters of 2013 tourists who have visited our country have reached unprecedented growth compared to the same period in 2012. This is an affirmation of the Department of Tourism various marketing and destination development activities strengthened by partnerships with private stakeholders. While this upsurge may be attributed to tourists interests to fun and adventure, we must not lose sight of the fact that the Philippines has galvanized its reputation as an attractive tourist destination in the Asia Pacific region. With tourism playing an important role in alleviating the plight of our poverty stricken sector of our country, under the Department of Tourism agenda jobs in the tourism sector will increase from 4.9 million this year to 7.4 million new jobs by year 2016. This would in effect reduce During the first night of the black, I had, however, the luck of a small light that flickered continuously until it was already morning and the sun was starting to show its face. My grandson caught a firefly, hold it in his hand carefully and took it home. Wonderful! God be praised for His beautiful creation. Very soon, my CASURECO bill will be there again by our doorstep unless somebody is home. I must pay it on time just like the many others like me who suffered the consequence of an irresponsible management who does not collect from the big fries for reason I do not know. Afraid? Whats your guess. I heard CASURECO GM Claro Turiano on TV said smiling , pag pinutulan mo kuryente, an iba naaangot pa.Why dont you tell that to the marines? Before the end of year 2013, this November our country will host the 5th World Ecotourism Conference considered as an international tourism event which will be participated by more than 300 delegates both local and foreign. Among others this summit is for all intents and purposes being sponsored by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Tourism (DOT) and Discovery-mice an affiliate organization of UNWTO. This event is scheduled November 13-15, 2013 at Radisun Blu Hotel in Cebu City. In this Ecotourism Conference plans and programs will be discussed and taken up to bring global eco-tourism stakeholders together for the purpose of networking collaboration and sharing of experiences, best practices and technologies for the protection and conservation of environment, including renewable energies, the preservation of communities and their culture. Said agenda has for its purpose the advancement of ecotourism worldwide. Aside from the format of the conference this big event for tourism will focus on the various governments worldwide goal of cooperation and unity with its continued investments in sustainable projects in ecotourism to secure its multiplier beneficial effects to people. With this development the Philippines as an emerging tourist destination and due to the abundance of many tourist spots that are found in its 7,107 islands and islets will continue to work for a result that would in effect transform our country as one of the foremost destination in the entire Southeast Asia. When the time comes hopefully in the near future for our country to achieve its goal various stakeholders can do no less but to focus its resources on tourism as an indication that the growth potential will go on and on.

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President, Bicol Association of Tourism and Hospitality Educators (BATHE)

the number of unemployed Filipinos living below the poverty line. With this targeted goal of new jobs in the tourism industry there can be no hindrance whatsoever for us to realize what we had been expecting all along that of surpassing other Asian countries in terms of tourists arrivals from 2013 to 2016. It would therefore be in keeping with our thrusts tourism wise to make these things happen. Further it would be an indication that our concerted efforts are sure initiatives in realizing our goals for the tourism industry. Just recently the national government has allocated P14.4 billion from the proposed national budget for road projects to make our tourist sites and destinations accessible. This 2014 budget for infrastructure is a 20% increase from the P12 billion allocated for 2013. Conversely it would be in keeping with our tourism agenda that next years budget for its infrastructure shall cover wide array of road projects to be constructed and rehabilitated. This budget for various tourism infrastructures is a welcome development considering that under the present administration tourism had been recognized as an industry where job creation and poverty alleviation could be realized.

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ect has already started its international connectivity while the same will commence operation here on November this year. He said that the challenge for the local government unit is to offer the possible incentives and sites for would be BPOs investors in the town. He also said that there is already one existing BPO in town operated by a local corporation with a contract about to expire with Software Ventures International (SVI) yet has pledged to resume through the project plus another three (3) from Makati base, United State base and PLDT. This would bring initial four (4) investments in town. He said that Daet with these developments should maximize the opportunity especially this will help boost employment for those graduates who want to work in call centers which will be available here and will not anymore go out of the town. He also said that with the existence of internet connectivity in Legazpi City and in Pili, Daet will offer its good peace and order situation, creates quality graduates of Information Technology (IT), offers investment incentive programs to would be investors and massive information campaigns that it is better to invest in town. Recently in September 26, the Japan Ambassador to the Philipppines Toshinao Urabe and Embassy of Japan First Secretary Kazuto Okazaki visited the ASE landing station here accompanied by PLDT President and CEO Napoleon L. Nazareno and welcomed by Mayor Sarion and Governor Edgardo Tallado. The ASE is the first and only direct cable from the Philippines to Japan that bypasses the calamity-prone Bashi Channel in Taiwan, leading to the shortest latency and least points of failure to Japan. It is also the first Philippine cable to use 40 Gbps technology which is upgradeable to 100 Gbps. With the ASE, PLDT now operates three landing stations in the country, the most among telcos in the Philippines. The other two landing stations are located in Nasugbu, Batangas and Bauang La, Union. Including this new international submarine cable, the PLDT Group now has more than 71,000 kilometers of fiber assets. This fortifies our already formidable network advantage as we cover more areas, increase date speeds and provide enhanced redundancies for improve resiliency. PLDT president Nazareno said. The expansion of PLDTs fiber optics network is accelerating the deployment of PLDTs fiber to the home (FTTH) service and the fourthgeneration mobile data service called Long Term Evolution (LTE) of its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications.

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OCTOBER 13-19, 2013


UPHOLDING EDUCATIONAL QUALITY BY COMMUNAL RESPONSIBILITY
By Ma. CEcIlIa M. DUlfO Matacla Elementary School, Goa District It has always been a common goal to raise a child effectively. Whatever a kid has become is a result of a partnership mutually engaged by conscientious stakeholders of teaching and learning. These stakeholders complement and supplement each other. As faithful co-partners in education, they share in gains and take the pains for the best interest of the young in a learning community. Together, they have communal responsibilities for upholding academic standards and sustaining quality education. Thus, they ensure a substantial kind of creative environment whereby wholesome lifes practices and meaningful learning experiences nurture and develop a person in full. For this reason, while the school aims to offer the learners with sound academic learning environment, the community, in strong alliance and support of the schools end, provides the resources and makes itself as extension center on which quality learning is shaped and significantly integrated. Specifically, the home and the family is the core of the community; and as one, it represents the most important learning resource that an academic institution should work hand in hand with, in order to succeed. It is from this basic unit of society that the childrens first teachers abound. Therefore, the development of values, attitudes and habits exhibited when dealing with other members of the community most likely starts from this venue. As it is, family members, especially parents, build concrete supportive condition and create tremendous impact on learners motivation. With the larger community, and withstands what on earth that life at present and future may bring. In turn, the school, through its teaching and non-teaching personnel, enriches childs experiences gained from home and polishes them to the utmost level possible of his/her personal and societal efficacy. By principle in loco parents, the educational institution assumes parental responsibility for the child and becomes his cradle of empowerment and creativity. In that capacity, it sees to it that a child, under its loving auspices and care, consistently seeks for the truth, explores in good hands and transforms for the better.

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The CamSur Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CMPC) received the Gawad Parangal Award from the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) as Regional Winner as the most Outstanding Cooperative-Medium Scale Category for the 3rd straight year. The award was given by CDA Chairman Emmanuel M. Santiaguel, Ph. D. (center) to CMPC BOD Chairman, Ms. Pachita T. Felix (left of center) and Ms. Annielen L. Panerio,

CMPC General Manager (7th from left) at the Bicol Coop Congress on Oct. 2-4, 2013 at Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City. Other CDA officials, PCDC-CamSur Pres. Tony Buena and the panel of judges led by CDA Regional Director, Atty. Lourdes P. Pacao (6th from left) were also on hand to witness the ceremony while the other CMPC officers and management staff (right side of photo) gave cheers and jubilations.

UNEP holds annual Hospitality, Tourism Business Forum


The University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP), in one of its significant events during the weekend, has merged business, promotion of values and tourism in an activity dubbed as the Annual Hospitality and Tourism forum at the university's mini theatre. It was spearheaded by the College of Business Education and Tourism, in cooperation with the Travel and HospitalityManagement Department. Atty. Remelisa Alfelor-Moraleda, UNEP's young prexy, looked at the activity as an avenue for students to enhance their skills, discover opportunities and made them realize that the fulfillment of their dreams is just in the tip of their fingers. Activities like these are aligned in the holistic framework of UNEP- that is to put Bicolanos, particularly UNEPians in the forefront of the tourism and hospitality industry and make them at par with their global counterparts in terms of excellence and oportunities, Moraleda stated. Related topics and discussions during the said forum were assigned to its respective field experts who were invited to pass on their thoughts on the theme entitled: Instituting Tourism Education and Hospitality Entrepreneurship as a Career pathway. One of the invited speakers include Shirley Janiola, a former Filipino TVET Expert of the Ministry of Education in the Federal Republic of Ethiopia who talked about Quality and Standardsof Tourism Education as a Potential Tool for Philippine Tourism Development. The lecture speaks of the great potential of tourism opportunities to serve as a great tool that that will launch and push our country into new heights of development. UNEP has also invited government organizations like the Department of Tourism (DOT) through DOT ROV Regional DirectorMaria Nini O. Ravanilla to convey to the community the government's programs on alleviating poverty by means of promoting our local tourism industry, Ravanilla also shared her thoughts on Hospitality trends andBusiness Opportunities/ Bicol tourism Landscape. Occasions like this gives the DOT the opportunity to educate the students and relate to them the current trends affecting the local tourism industry. Travel and Tourism Program Chair Bernard F. Soluta wrapped up the event and left valuable insights to the partakers on how to make use of their talents and resources to contribute to the growth of the tourism industry. Soluta is the concurrent Program Chair of theTravel and Tourism Management and spearheaded the first Annual hospitality and tourism business forum. He is also an advocate of Green Rinconada. The said activity is also in support of UNEP's vision of seeing

career orinted individuals who have developed a trong sense of professionalism and ultimately see them succeed in their chosen profession and career paths. It is also in line with UNEPs mission to produce world-class and quality graduates who are physically, mentally and spiritually capable to pursue their careers and contribute to the growth of their community. UNEP intends to relay to the students and other partakers the relevance of connecting and setting the pace with various industry players in order to realize this undertaking.

P20M worth of PAMANA projects completed


DAET, Camarines Norte Some P6 million worth of infrastructure projects under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) in Camarines Norte were now completed while other projects of the total P20 million are already underway, according to an official of the provincial government. Elena B. Austria, acting provincial planning and development coordinator of the provincial government, said during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting held recently at least four farm to market roads were completed, six other projects underway while funding for one project has yet to be released. Austria said completed projects included concreting of farm to market roads in barangay Tigbinan, Cabusay, Maot and Submakin all in Labo town with P1.5 million each or a total of P6M. She added the establishment of tree park and management of of mangrove areas in Barangay Catioan, with P400,000 funding and agro-forest planting of Mahogany trees in Barangay Alayao worth P100,000, both in Capalonga town; and concreting of farm to market roads in Barangays San Isidro and Sta. Cruz in Jose Panganiban worth P7M are underway. Austria furthered the improvement of water supply system for level 1 to 2 in the barangays of Masalong, Malangcao Basud and Guisican all in the town of Labo are 90 percent completed with P1M allocation each or a total of P3M. The funding for the construction of the Crisis Center Cum Multi-Purpose Hall in Poblacion of the Capalonga town has yet to be released, according to her. Farm to market road projects will benefit primarily the
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Gawad Saka Achievers posed with DA OIC RED Abelardo R. Bragas (5th from left); DA RTD for Research and Regulations Edgar R. Madrid (left) and DA RTD for Operations and Extension Elena B. delos Santos (4th from right)

DA cites 42 agri, fisheries achievers, partners


NAGA CITY - The Department of Agriculture honored 42 agriculture and fisheries achievers, program implementers and partners in glitzy ceremonies at the posh Avenue Plaza Hotel in this city on October 7. The occasion was graced by AKO Bicol party list representative Atty. Rodel Batocabe, who was the guest of honor. Awarded by DA regional executive director Eng. Abelardo Bragas were 8 Gawad saka achievers in different categories; 3 regional outstanding rural women, 1 rural woman model farmer set to be awarded by the Food and Agriculture Organization in Thailand on October 16; 2 organic agriculture program implementing LGUs including the respective focal persons; 3 outstanding municipal/city Corn Quality Achievers and the corresponding corn program coordinators and 25 agricultural extension workers assisting in the different program cluster areas. The Gawad Saka individual awardees were: Leonilo G. Militante of Rangas, Juban, Sorsogon- Outstanding Integrated Rice farmer; Angelito Cerillo of Libod, Tigaon, Camarines Sur Outstanding corn farmer; Jesus Ariel C. Alsua of Paulog, LIgao City, Albay Outstanding Small Animal Raiser; Christopher Balquin of Lahong, Bulan, Sorsogon Outstanding Young Farmer and Nilo F. Fulleros family Outstanding Farm Family. Each of them received a plaque and cash prize of P30,000. The Greenhand 4-H Club of Nagbarorong, Baras, Catanduanes was adjudged Outstanding Young Farmer Organization and the Barangay Food Terminal of Barangay del Rosario, Iriga City operated by Banao Farmer Association was awarded as Outstanding Barangay Food Terminal (non-LGU operated). Both received P50,000. The Municipal Fisheries & Aquatic Resources and Management Council and (MFARMC) of Mercedes Camarines Norte was awarded for this category and also received a plaque and a Prize of P100,000. Awarded as regional outstanding rural woman was Adelia Q. Magsino of Goa, Camarines Sur, who received a cash prize of P20,000 and a plaque of commendation. The two other finalists Caren Arellano of Castilla, Sorsogon and Luzviminda Oropesa of Baras, Catanduanes received cash prizes of P15,000 and P10,000 respectively and plaques. Another rural woman from Goa, Myrna C. Asor, of Goa,
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NATIONAL LETTER WRITING DAY AT SM CITY


Over Two Hundred students from various Elementary and High School in Naga City and nearby towns of Camarines Sur gathered at SM City Naga for the First National Letter Writing Day in celebration of the World Post Day last October 9. A joint project of the Philippine Postal Corporation with the Department of Education, SM Supermalls and Manila Bulletin, the event dubbed as the " Sulat Mulat " aims to encourage children to use letters as means of communication and to use the postal service in today's digital age.

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RDC OKAYS BAgASBAS . . .
tourism investors such as hotel and resort owners and operators but also the people in the countryside where most of tourist destinations are located by providing more opportunities for employment and business ventures, he said. Other services and smallscale businesses such as transport, souvenir shops, handicrafts and the like are created as tourism activities intensify in an area, while large-scale tourism stakeholders are needed to expand to include employment for common people such as housekeeping and food services, Salceda added. The project proposal submitted to the RDC by Tallado carries with it a cost of the rehabilitation and improvement of the airport at P100 million which will be needed for the expansion of the existing runway, construction of perimeter fence, lighting installation and putting up of a modern control tower equipped with air navigation and radar systems. The RDC had earlier included in its 2011-2016 Public Investment Program for Bicol the rehabilitation plan with a total amount of P77 million divided into four installments of releaseP40 million this year, P24 million in 2014, P5 million in 2015 and P8 million in 2016. Serving once as Camarines Nortes only aviation facility, on the risks of disaster. Along in this line is to organize the Solid Waste Management Board, formulate and implement the Solid Management plan and encourage sustainable use of resources to benefit the present and future generation and among others. He said that he committed himself to the dauntless task of serving the Daeteos with justness and sincerity in consonance with the tenets of transformational leadership as epitomized by esteemed President Benigno Simeon Aquino III. He said that the social contract is in line with the vision for Daet as a countrys friendship city, the service and commercial center of Camarines Norte, endowed with rich culture, balanced ecosystems and vibrant economy sustained by empowerment. Also a Gods loving citizens living a quality and meaningful life in town of character with properly planned built environment governed by dedicated leaders through high moral and peoples mandate.

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the airport -- located along the world-famous Bagasbas Beach -- is classified by the Civil Aeronautics Authority of the Philippines as a minor commercial domestic airport that is presently non-operational. Camarines Norte needs this airport to be operational so that it is able to cheer up further the provinces tourism industry, according to Tallado. Once upgraded, the airport that for now could only accommodate Fokker or light planes will be able to serve bigger aircraft and respond to the needs of the growing number of tourists who want to experience the wonders that the province offers, he said. Although it is maintained with a civil security force and provided with a terminal building, no schedule flights operate from and to this airport at present because of its dilapidated runway and other vital facilities. When upgraded and its operations revived, Bagasbas Airport would also open the doors for more investments in the mineral-rich province that is noted for its gold mines. The province also boasts of its queen Formosa pineapple, the sweetest in the world that is now being processed and exported by some local manufacturers. Daet town, the provincial capital and the provinces center of trade and commerce, was last year adjudged by the National Competitiveness Council as Bicols most competitive municipality. In tourism, Bagasbas is a famous surfing and kiteboarding spot with its long stretch of fine, white sand beach. A road network named Cory Aquino Boulevard, which will become another tourism infrastructure in Daet, is also undergoing construction along Bagasbas Beach. Owing to the attention it has gotten from the worlds surfing community, the Department of Tourism accredited Bagasbas Beach as a surfing spot that since five years ago has been a venue of several international surfing and kiteboarding competitions. Camarines Norte is also home to Calaguas, an enchanting group of islands which is considered an unknown paradise that can rival the beaches of Boracay and the serenity of Pagudpud. Owning to its reputation of being a virgin island as development is yet to be introduced, Calaguas is gifted with a long stretch of white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and unspoiled natural resources where tourists are raring to visit and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the place being kissed by the waves of the Philippine Sea. Hopefully this time, funds for the airport will already be provided under the Ten-Point Agenda of Pres. Benigno Aquino III, which include the development of the tourism industry for inclusive growth and poverty reduction, Tallado said. -PNA

TURn oVER oF LAnD DocUmEnTs

JESSEl BaSaNTa

DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales (2nd from left) and RED Reynulfo Juan of Region 4A hands over pertinent land documents of nine (9) barangays that were previously part of Quezon Province and now considered as part and parcel of Camarines Norte. The barangays that are now part of Camarines Norte are Kagtalaba, San Pedro, Plaridel, Cabuluan, Guital, Maulawin, Don Tomas, Patag Ilaya/Ibaba and Tabugon. In November 1989, the Supreme Court upheld the 1922 decision by the Chief of the Executive Bureau delineating and describing that said land area of approximately 8,762 hectares belong to Camarines Norte not to Quezon Province.

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veering away from corruption and patronage. This is also through the commitment to spur economic growth and stability of the local government finance while adhering to the principles of fairness and equity for all the Daeteos. Also along this line is the

LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late FERNANDEZ T. FONG, who died on February 17, 2001 in Metropolitan Hospital Manila, consisting of 2 parcels of land. Parcel 1-a parcel of land situated at Bagumbayan, Naga City containing an area of 1,154 sqm covered by TCT086-2013001258, declared under TD No.0802000201264. Parcel 2-a parcel of land situated at Bagumbayan, Naga City containing an area of 2,599 sqm covered by TCT0862013001259, declared under TD No.0802000201263, as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. Eluisa B. Calucag, Doc. No. 183, Page No. 37, Book No. XXXVI, Series of 2013.
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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE


Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the sole and only heirs and legitimate children of the late ESVERGA P. AGUILAR who died intestate on July 27, 2012 at Calabanga, Camarines Sur, with no known debts or obligations due against the estate and leaving certain real properties situated in Calabanga, Camarines Sur; for and in consideration of the foregoing premises and invoking the provision of Section 1, Rule 74 of the Rules of Court, the parties agree to divide, partition and adjudicate among themselves in pro indiviso equal shares the entire estate described, as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. Manuel C. Cario Jr., Doc. No. 238, Page No. 91, Book No. XV, Series of 2013.
BIKOL REPORTER Published: October 13, 20 and 27, 2013 Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province: Camarines Sur City/Municipality: Naga City

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION


In compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MIRA M. PLACIDES, has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from ANGELA FAYE to ATHENA FAYE in the birth certificate of ANGELA FAYE T. MIRAFUENTES who was born on MARCH 25, 1993 at NAGA CITY, CAMARINES SUR, and whose parents are ____________________ and MIRA TRIPULCA MIRAFUENTES. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than OCTOBER 20, 2013. (Sgd.) ALEXANDER M. CAYETANO City Civil Registrar

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assurance of professionalizing the local government services and its service providers by establishing opportunities and guidance for personnel towards committed public servants. The local government unit will also promote open, transparent, and accountable governance by involving people in crafting and carrying out of development priorities and programs. Sarion said that social services thrust will focus on prioritizing health programs in the development agenda. The local government will pursue a campaign to encourage parents, partner agencies and various multi-stakeholders to give attention to quality education; and also afford marginalized and disadvantaged to develop and become better members of the society. He will also vowed the collaboration of stakeholders to address the shelter needs of informal settlers and government employees; and also to enhance the efforts to maintain peace and order by promoting the principles of inclusive growth and participative governance. The local chief executive explained that the local economy will push opportunities for economic growth giving priority to job generation by investing on the development of the quality human capital of the Daeteos. He said that they will also promote other alternative agricultural production and viable farming methods which can increase agricultural productivity. Through the local economy the local government will recognize farms and rural enterprises as vital in achieving food sufficiency and equitable economic growth. He also said that among others are to invest on agricultural infrastructure projects and facilities, encourage business boom in Daet and develop the town as an ideal eco-tourism destination. Sarions fourth social contract is the natural and built environment which will provide for the required administrative, system or mechanism and infrastructure for solid waste management; and the readiness

DA CITES 42 AgRI, FISHERIES . . .


Camarines Sur who was the National Outstanding Rural Woman in 2011 was also given a special award and recognition as she was chosen this year by the Food and Agriculture Organization- Regional Office in the Asia Pacific as one of the Model Farmers. She will receive her award from the Princess of Thailand on October 16 this year. Meanwhile, the Municipal Government of Goa, Camarines Sur was cited as the regional outstanding LGU implementing the Organic Agriculture Program. Likewise, its focal person on organic agriculture, Arlene Dayo was cited for her outstanding performance. The municipality and Arlene Dayo also garnered the top award at the national level for which they will receive a prize worth P1M during the national awarding in Manila sometime this month. Cited as regional outstanding province implementing the OA program was the PLGU of Albay and its focal person, Luisa B. Bismonte. For the corn program, the town of Tigaon, cities of Naga and Ligao were cited as outstanding LGUs for their efforts in implementing and complying with the standards in producing quality corn. The respective department heads of the agriculture services of said LGUs were also cited. They were Lea Beltran of Tigaon, Edna Bongalonta of Naga and Cesar Sodsod of Ligao. Also cited were 18 agricultural extension workers from the corn clusters of Tigaon, Naga City, Calabanga, Iriga City, Libmanan, Goa, Buhi, Bula, Ligao, Uson and Cataingan, Masbate. Each received a cash prize of P5,000. An additional P10,000 will be awarded during the national corn Congress on October 23-25 at Tagaytay City. -Emily B. Bordado

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DaTE Of INTERmENT

1. INOCENCIO A. PACHECO SR. September 3, 2013 2. SALUD A. JOB September 3, 2013 3. NATIVITAS C. DE LA TORRE September 5, 2013 4. DEMETRIA L. MANRIQUE September 7, 2013 5. ANTONIO B. ADORNA September 8, 2013 6. ERLINDA E. ZARAGOZA September 14, 2013 7. CECILIA M. BAIDER September 15, 2013 8. ISIDORO E. IBAY JR. September 19, 2013 9. LEONARDO O. PRADES JR. September 24, 2013 10. EMETERIO Z. RAMOS September 25, 2013 11. JOSE VICTORINO F. PEREZ September 26, 2013 12. JOSE U. TORALDE September 29, 2013

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ey can change their life significantly, yet he opted to prioritize values over self-interest. He has uplifted the dignity and morals of tricycle drivers in the city and has shown to the world that the people of Naga have strong sense of integrity. Thus, together with a commendation to a job well done, we also want to extend a little assistance to his family. We have been informed that his three oldest children were not able to finish college due to financial constraints, Legacion said. Last Monday, Oct. 9, Mayor John Bongat, accompanied by Legacion, Councilor Esteban Greg Abonal III and Lito Del Rosario, executive director of the Public Safety Office (PSO), also awarded Estanislao a Certificate of Commendation and a cash incentive of P5,000. The awarding was held during the flag ceremony and was witnessed by employees of the city government. Estanislaos wife, Analyn, and his 11 children were also present during the occasion. Instead of personally benefiting from it, Mr. Estanislao decided to return the money. We are proud of his deeds. His acts are worthy of public emulation, Bongat said. In response to the commendation given to him by the city government, Estanislao said that he was not expecting for any reward at all, because what he did was already satisfying. Estanislao said Returning a valuable thing to its owner is an uplifting experience, It is a blissful feeling that cant be bought by any amount of money. Even if we are eating lugaw and even if I am saddened by the fact that some of my children cannot go to college due to financial constraints, a good name, the trust of your fellows in you and peace of mind are far more precious to me, Estanislao stated. Analyn, on her part, professed that she is truly proud of what her husband did and has no regrets over his decision to return the money. Im very proud of my husband. Even if we are having financial difficulty in our life, still, he chose the right path as compared to those corrupt politicians who have no conscience in stealing the money of the people, Analyn said. Analyn said that By doing the right thing, we believe that we are being blessed and guided by Our Lady of Peafrancia. In fact, several months after my husband returned an attach case containing P1.5M to a Manila-based member of Iglesia ni Cristo, a young lady with curly hair left behind a librito. Inside the item is an image of Ina and a P2,000 cash. We tried to find the lady, but to no avail. That cash saved our lives during those financially difficult times. According to Del Rosario this is not the first time when Aldrex Estanislao returns a valuable property to its owner. A few years back, he was also commended for his honesty and good deed by returning another holder containing a huge amount of money which was left by another passenger, Del Rosario said. 2011 farm to market roads projects were completed in the different barangays of Labo, Mercedes and Jose Panganiban worth P140M from the stimulus fund of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) in partnership with the provincial government and supported by the different line national government agencies. - MAL

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P20M WORTH OF PAMANA . . .


farmers for the transportation of their agriculture products while the other projects will help the residents in the daily basic needs and other activities in the barangays. PAMANA is the governments peace and development framework that aims to respond and strengthen peacebuilding, reconstruction and development in conflict affected areas (CAAs) in line with the goal of putting a permanent and just closure to internal armed conflicts. The said projects funded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for year 2012 are being implemented by the provincial government and line national government agencies. There are projects for 2013 identified worth more than P106M under the DILG, Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) wherein necessary preparations like Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing and others were already undertaken. It can be recalled that in

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conduct of formal dialogues, knowledge sharing and capability building initiatives between alliances between academe, government, private sector organizations and other key stakeholders. With the successful establishment of its regional and local networks in the United States, TREEDC has initiated the creation of similar network in the Philippines through its International Exchange Program where CBSUA is one of its recipients. The program is also in line

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE SPEED PAWNSHOP, JR. Bichara Complex, San Antonio Poblacion, Calabanga, Camarines Sur, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

Through the concerted efforts of CamSur Gov. Migz Villafuerte, Vice Gov. Ato Pea, and 4th District Board Member, Atty. Badong Simando, the elementary and high school children of Partido District will enjoy donations of some 46,000 assorted books and other reading materials sourced from Children International Philippines. In fact, the first segment of the distribution transpired on October 08, 2013 at Tigaon Central School (inset photo) with OIC Head Teacher, Mrs. Judith Penaflor, receiving such generous gift of 2,072 volumes of books plus hundreds of school bags from Mr. Pol Maleniza and BM Simando while Gov. Migz as assisted by BM Simando ceremonially handing over 2,269 books to Mr. Joel de la Vega, Principal of Dr. Rodolfo V. Pamor Memorial National High School, also in Tigaon, Camarines Sur (photo below). The young and indefatigable governor rallies the huge crowd gathered at the school campus to witness the turnover activity wherein he also gave away hundreds more school bags to the students (top photo).

with President Benigno S. Aquino IIIs National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) which contains measures and policies for the promotion of renewable energy. - ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY

LEgAZPI, MAKATI SIgN . . .


This will also mean a sharing of knowledge and expertise in the field of good governance towards prosperity and continuous success in urban and rural development, Rosal said. He stressed that this relationship will also serve as a vehicle to improve their initiatives towards the adoption of science and technology, culture and arts, tourism, planning and urban development, commerce, trade and industry, education and sports development, environmental protection, public health and social services. Binay, on the other hand, vowed to help Legazpi to continue improve its business sector by way of encouraging other giant investors to put up business here. The Makati mayor said he is very willing to share the key programs of his administration to Legazpi for the benefit of the Legazpenos and help Legazpi remain a strong modern city of the region.
cial limitations of retiring employees as well as the limited manpower of the CSC in rendering the services of processing the clearances, the CSC official said. Thanks to the steadfastness of the commission headed by its chairman, Francisco Duque III, Nieto said. It affirms CSCs being a the human resource institution of the bureaucracy committed to a responsive, accessible, courteous and effective public service aiming to provide convenient retirement to civil servants, she stressed. Prior to this new issuance, retiring employees are required to secure a clearance of pendency or non-pendency of administrative cases from his employer-agency, the CSC, office of the Ombudsman and Office of the President for presidential appointees. -PNA

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at E. BOY ASPE PAWNSHOP, Prieto Street, Filabel Arcade, Dinaga, Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ROWENA ASPE PAWNSHOP, P. Burgos St., corner J. Hernandez Avenue, Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

CSC EASES RETIREMENT . . .


public Act No. 10154. This rule is known as An Act Requiring All Concerned Government Agencies to Ensure the Early Release of the Retirement Pay, Pensions, Gratuities, and other Benefits of Retiring Government employees. The amendment is also now in effect, according to Nieto. Before such amendment was issued, she said, thousands of retiring government employees would line up at CSC offices requesting for the clearance as part of the requirement for retirement. For the month of September this year alone, she said, the records section of the CSC regional office for legal affairs received 14,000 clearance requests. The burden is now resolved and it was done in consideration of the physical and finan-

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at R. M. ASPE PAWNSHOP, Cor. Panganiban & Elias Angeles Street, Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE EXPLORER PAWNSHOP, Ground Floor, Bichara Complex, Abella St., Igualdad, Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE CROWNJEWEL PAWNSHOP & JEWELRY STORE, Bichara Mall corner J. Hernandez & Gen. Luna Sts., Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE IGUALDAD PAWNSHOP, Cor. Igualdad Ext. & J. Hernandez Ave., Igualdad, Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

Naga trike driver cited for honesty


REGIONAL EXPONENT FOR PROGRESS
By PAUL JOHN F. BARROSA & GERALD O. ENGUERO NAGA CITY --- A tricycle driver who returned a wallet left behind by his passenger containing P3,500 cash and P690,000 check was commended for his honesty and liberality by the Naga City government. The Sangguniang Panlungsod passed Resolution No. 2013-260, which was sponsored by City Councilor Esteban Greg Abonal III, commending Aldrex Estanislao, the tricycle driver for his honesty and liberality in returning the wallet to its owner. Under the resolution, Estanislao is also included as one of nominees for the citys Mayoral awardees next year and one of his 11 children will enjoy an P 18,000 per semester scholarship grant from the city government. Naga Vice Mayor Nelson S. Legacion said, We are impressed by his character. Despite the difficulties in life, he purposely chose to return a huge sum of money and deliberately decided not to benefit even a single centavo from it. He has a humble life with eleven children to feed and rear and that sum of mon(Turn to page 7)

ACT OF HONESTY

OUTSTANDING LOCAL NEWSPAPER

Aldrex Estanislao (left), a tricycle driver residing in Calauag, Naga City poses with Pili Municipal Councilor Rodel Divinagracia (center) and Lito Del Rosario of the Public Safety Office. Estanislao returned Divinagracias wallet containing P3,500 cash and P690,000 check.

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CSC eases retirement clearance for govt workers


LEGAZPI CITY -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has eased the burden of securing No Pending Administrative Case (NPAC) clearance being encountered by retiring government employees. This means that the CSC will no longer require each employee applying for retirement an NPAC clearance and all that should be done now is to execute an affidavit under oath stating that he or she has no pending administrative case. In an event that the applicant has a pending case, he or she should disclose its nature and status in the affidavit. A notary public or any administering officer of the employer-agency designated by the head of the agency may administer the oath. The official form for the Declaration of Pendency/ Non Pendency of Case shall be used by the employee. CSC Bicol Regional Director Cecilia Nieto over the week here said this new policy is specified in the resolution recently issued by the CSC amending the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Re(Turn to page 7)

OCTOBER 13-19, 2013

Legazpi, Makati sign sisterhood agreement


By SALLY A. ATENTO

COURTESY CALL

CMRO/PROTOCOL

A posterity post with Mayor John Bongat with the officers of the Asosasyon sa Pilipinas ng mga Colehiyo ng Agham at Sining (APCAS) during their courtesy call on October 2.

LEGAZPI CITY The mayors of Legazpi and Makati City recently signed a sisterhood agreement to boost economic and community development in the two cities. Legazpi City mayor Noel Rosal and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay both vowed to support each other to promote and foster strong friendship and goodwill. This city initiated the agreement through Resolution Number 0258-2011 sponsored by Councilor Alan Ranola and approved by Vice Mayor Vittorio Roces during the 35th regular session of the city council on October 11, 2011. The resolution expressed the desire of the City of Legazpi to establish a sisterhood with the City of Makati. It was officially approved on October 17, 2011 under the term of former mayor Carmen Geraldine Rosal. The current city mayor said the relationship will open windows for opportunities to uplift the lives of all the people living in the territorial areas of the two cities.
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