No SK candidates in 60 Bicol villages

At least 60 barangays in the Bicol region had no candidates for the Sangguniang Kabataan election......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

Beware of mudflows, Mayon villages warned

LEGAZPI CITY - The huge volume of volcanic sediments left on the slopes of Mt. Mayon following its eruption last year could be mobilized once moderate to heavy rain pour over Albay province, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.   The agency warned villagers living along river channels near the volcano's slopes to be on alert for lahar and mudflows that could be triggered by heavy rainfall, especially after the Bicol region was affected by successive storms.   The Bicol provinces were hit by floods and landslides in the last week of December last year as Tropical Depression "Usman" crossed the country. Recently, another tropical...Keep on reading: Beware of mudflows, Mayon villages warned.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Salaries of Bicol rural nurses unpaid the past two months

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Public health nurses assigned to far-flung villages and rural health units across the Bicol region have yet to receive their salary following the delayed release of funds from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Jimbo Guerrero, an official of Department of Health (DOH)-Bicol, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

‘Usman’ death toll rises to 50; search continues for 11 missing

      LEGAZPI CITY---As search and retrieval operations are being continued to locate the 11 missing individuals throughout Bicol, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) here has already recorded 50 fatalities, with most of the victims falling victims to landslides. In a consolidated report to the OCD, Albay recorded the highest number of fatalities after responders retrieved 11 bodies from retrieval operations in Tiwi's Maynonong, Bariis, Sugod, and Gajo (not Misibis as earlier reported) villages. Three landslide victims were also retrieved in Legazpi City. READ: 'Usman' death toll rises to 45 in Bicol region In Baao, Bicol's youngest casualty was one-yea...Keep on reading: ‘Usman’ death toll rises to 50; search continues for 11 missing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

8 dead, 4 missing in Albay landslide as ‘Usman’ swamps Bicolandia

Tropical depression “Usman” left at least eight people dead and four others missing, and submerged at least 66 villages in the Bicol region, and caused a landslide in Legaspi City when heavy rains poured over Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions – before it dissipated into LPA. 8 dead, 4 missing in Albay landslide as ‘Usman’… link: 8 dead, 4 missing in Albay landslide as ‘Usman’ swamps Bicolandia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

‘Lawmaker’s death used for mileage’

Malacañang yesterday accused the opposition of using the murder of Ako Bicol party-list congressman Rodel Batocabe to gain political mileage and bolster the chances of its candidates in the May 2019 polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

PNP-5 assesses Bicol candidates

PNP-5 assesses Bicol candidates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

PNP tags 7,915 villages as ‘election hotspots’

The Philippine National Police has drawn up an initial list of barangay "hotspots" or "areas of concern" that may be susceptible to violence in next year's midterm elections. In a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City, on Monday, PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde said a total of 7,915 barangays in 896 cities and municipalities in 72 provinces were considered "election hotspots," just as they all were during the barangay elections in May. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao had the most number of hotspots with 1,415 barangays, followed by Bicol region with 1,304. The Commission on Elections color-coded the same hotspots according to the threat of violence during the...Keep on reading: PNP tags 7,915 villages as ‘election hotspots’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

2 suspected NPA rebels killed in Sorsogon clash

      LEGAZPI CITY --- Two suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) were killed in a clash on Thursday night with Army troopers in a remote village in Bulan town in Sorsogon province, a police report said Friday.   Chief Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said elements of the 31st Infantry Battalion were on a combat operation when they encountered the 15-member NPA group in the area of Barangays (villages) R. Gerona and Rector at around 6 p.m.   The clash lasted for several minutes and led to the death of two unidentified rebels and the recovery of an M16 rifle and an M14 rifle.   Army troopers are...Keep on reading: 2 suspected NPA rebels killed in Sorsogon clash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Sorsogon City gets ready for formal declaration as drug cleared

Sorsogon City gets ready for formal declaration as 'drug cleared' Vox Bikol Tue, 03/07/2017 - 04:40 SORSOGON CITY, March 2 (PNA) —- This city will be declared “cleared” of illegal drugs in formal ceremonies to be attended by Chief Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe, director of Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO5), at the Bibincahan Gymnasium here Friday. Sorsogon City is the last local government unit to be declared as drug-cleared in the province of Sorsogon since the intensified anti-narcotics drive of the government that was aimed at both high-profile and street level drug personalities started in July 2016. The Sorsogon City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (SCADAC) came up with the declaration as contained in its resolution No 1-2017 dated February 27. According to the resolution, all of the city’s 64 barangays have been declared as “drug-cleared” villages based on the declaration of their respective barangay councils and Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADAC). It also stated that the intensified operation of “Project Double Barrel” resulted in the total eradication of the presence of drug personalities and illegal drug activities in the city of Sorsogon.” City Mayor Sally Lee lauded the declaration as she attributed it to the relentless efforts of the community stakeholders, especially the Philippine National Police, barangay officials, schools, women, senior citizens, students and youth organizations. In January, PRO5 cited the Sorsogon Provincial Police Office (PPO) headed by Senior Supt. Ronaldo Cabral for recording the lowest crime rate among the six PPOs and one city PPO in Bicol for 2016. Cabral attributed this to the various community relations program of the PPO that proved effective in engaging various sectors in curbing the drug scourge that has been seen as contributing to the high incidence of crime in the province. Lee said the government remains steadfast in its commitment to maintain the city free from the perils of illegal drugs. “We will continue all programs and activities that have brought about this declaration even as we assure those who have surrendered that the city government will assist them in the best ways possible,” she stressed. PRO5 officials said their assessment of the performance of the PPOs in Bicol with regards to the government’s drug war uses the term “drug clear” as only the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has the authority to declare a local government unit as drug-free. On Monday, the PNP is expected to reassume its leading role in the illegal drug campaign after the PNP was temporarily suspended from administering “Operation Tokhang” in the wake of a controversy that hounded the killing of a Korean businessman last month. The suspension prompted the government to hand over to PDEA the major role in the campaign with the PNP taking a supporting role. (PNA) LAP/GVR/BQL/CBD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Comelec suspends proclamation of barangay, SK winners in 3 Bicol provinces

ALBAY, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Bicol region suspended the proclamation of 7 winners in the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and barangay elections for not meeting certain qualifications.  Assistant Regional Director Romeo Serrano said these winning candidates are from the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes. They are:  Ramon Christopher ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

DILG to Comelec: Hold special elections for barangays without SK candidates

MANILA, Philippines – Because 39 barangays (villages) had no Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) candidates in the recent elections, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to hold special polls. This was disclosed to Rappler by DILG Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Buying, selling of votes rampant in villages

Undeterred by the penalty under the Omnibus Election Code, candidates in Monday's barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections bought votes across the country, according to reports gathered by the Inquirer. Bills amounting to P50, P150, P200, P300, P500, P1,000, P3,000 and P5,000 --- often contained in envelopes with sample ballots --- changed hands. Several persons were arrested, but the lack of witnesses and complainants may not lead to the filing of charges against violators. "We need the cooperation of the community because the money cannot speak for itself," said Veronico Petalcorin, Commission on Elections (Comelec) director in Central Visayas. "They must be bra...Keep on reading: Buying, selling of votes rampant in villages.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Barbers wants barangay bets to sign covenants making their villages drug-free

House Committee on Dangerous Drugs chair Robert Ace Barbers on Sunday urged all candidates for barangay captain and council to sign covenants making their villages free from drugs within a year after their assume their posts. Source link link: Barbers wants barangay bets to sign covenants making their villages drug-free.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

1,146 Bicol poll hotspots bared

LEGAZPI City -- At least 1,146 villages in five provinces, except Catanduanes, in the Bicol region are considered hotspots in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, the Commission on Election (Comelec) regional office here reported. Lawyer Romeo Serrano, Comelec assistant regional director for Bicol, revealed that a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

PNP seeks public cooperation in conduct of orderly polls

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde appealed to the public on Monday to cooperate with authorities to ensure a peaceful and orderly conduct of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Albayalde said the upcoming polls may cause conflict among candidates and families because the rivalries are close to home. While the PNP is doing its best to secure the villages, he said candidates and incumbent officials seeking re-election must remain calm. "Let us conduct this election in a very peaceful manner," he added. Data from the PNP show that since the start of the election period, 21 people have already been killed. Albayalde said the ...Keep on reading: PNP seeks public cooperation in conduct of orderly polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

DILG to file admin case vs 11 Bicol villages for failure to organize BADACs

DILG to file admin case vs 11 Bicol villages for failure to organize BADACs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Candidates for chairman in 19 Cotabato City barangays to run unopposed

Candidates for barangay chairman in 19 of the 37 villages in Cotabato City will run unopposed in the May elections, a first in the city's five-decade history......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Voters will junk drug-linked village chiefs — solon

A HOUSE leader predicted yesterday that the May 14barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls will be used by the electorate to reject candidates who are perceived to be behind the illegal drug trade in the country. Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, president of the 46-strong Party List Coalition (PLC),….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Oil spill hits Sorsogon villages

BARCELONA, Sorsogon --- An oil spill, said to have come from a cargo vessel battered by strong winds as Tropical Storm "Salome" was crossing the Bicol region last week, had spread to at least 10 villages here, officials said. Mayor Manuel Fortes Jr. said he would meet with members of the Barcelona town council to discuss the possible charges that the local government would file against the owner of MV Kitty. Fortes said the spill was first seen by residents of Barangay Tagdon on Saturday afternoon. "We will file a formal complaint against the shipping [firm]. The oil spill did not happen by accident; it was done intentionally," Fortes said. He said while the local governm...Keep on reading: Oil spill hits Sorsogon villages.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

87.7% of Bicol villages affected by drug scourge now 'clear'

87.7% of Bicol villages affected by drug scourge now 'clear'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMay 16th, 2017